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Sep 12, 2022Liked by Gary Shteyngart

How are you not featuring Hometown Cha Cha Cha and Startup. Do you even watch?

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Thank you so much for watching these so i don't have to! :-)

What did you think of Squid Games? I thought there was too little kissing.

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Lol Attorney Woo also goes to Jeju island.

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Crash Landing On You- complex and trashy. Almost Shakespearean with its strong groups of side characters. Itaewon Class- just watch it. Operatic. Deep and quirky. Misaeng- not sweet or romantic workplace drama. Very focused on daily (often unpleasant) texture of social relations and hierarchy in the workplace. Rookie Historian- quite entertaining historical drama. Hometown Cha Cha Cha, Romance is a Bonus Book, and Run On are all idiosyncratic soaps but fun and distracting. Jewel in the Palace (from ~2003) was the first big int’l hit. It’s >50 episodes and a totally epic life story with a big food focus set in the late 15th-early 16th century. Sometimes almost harrowing but very worth it. You need the Rakuten Viki streaming app though but IMO it’s worth it.

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