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Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #356

Anne: Trying a different color... I watched a bit more this week. I'm dreading Monday because it's jury duty time. I haven't gotten a notice for at least 10 years, and within 3 months of changing the address on my driver's license, I get selected! On the upside... I can spend a LOT of time watching shows as I wait in the jury pool room. (On a side note... I'm really liking this color.) Trotwood: I never get picked!! There was a point where I was hoping to be picked and be sequestered because I was so tired of regular work and I wanted an excuse not to have to respond to anyone, but alas I never get picked.   (Updated on Monday night) I think everyone feels that until you actually go through one of these... I'm so glad I have unlimited data because the Voir Dire always drags on that feels like a very long and unproductive meeting. I actually never have actually been "picked" as a juror, just for jury duty into the general pool. As soon as I saw that the

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #355

Anne: I will try my hand at starting the weekly RAWR... Although sadly, I haven't watched much this week. I've been occupied with my new role as the party planner for my department and creating presentations for our new hirers. The new Dr. Qin debuted...and it stars one of my favorite actors (Zhang Yu Jian). Can you tell how excited I am? Trotwood: I'm still here! Next week is my last week. What show is this? Are you adding to the dramas that look interesting but we will probably never have time to watch category? What's funny is that I had this on my list as well. Medical Examiner, Dr. Quin is EXACTLY my kind of show, but really if I don't have time to start a show when it first starts, I know I'm never going to have time to watch and catch up, especially with 3-4 episodes coming out every week. Yikes! That's the pace? (Why am I even surprised?) I actually did start's quirkier then the one with Zhang Ruoyun. Although... do not ask too many qu

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #354

  Trotwood: There are a lot of people I know who experienced flooding this past week. I hope everyone has dried out somewhat. The drama flood keeps coming. I don't know what to do about these dramas that are putting out 3-4 90-minute episodes a week. I know I'm busy with work, but I wouldn't be able to keep up even if I were retired! Anne: Hello Trot! Hello Everyone! I can finally contribute! This is the wettest summer I've ever lived through in South Texas. Luckily, there has not been anything beyond flash flooding yet... (I should knock on wood. Hurricane season technically just started.) I agree with the pace of the dramas... I would have to give up all other activities and forgo sleep to even catch up. Even so, I'm still waiting in anticipation. Welcome, Anne. So glad you are taking this on. I may pop up again every now and then. I just can't do the whole thing. I'm here now after getting up at 2 am to do final run-through of a 60-page grant proposal tha

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #353

Trotwood: I'm not going to be leading RAWR anymore after July, but the blog will still be here and Kakashi is working with some readers to turn the space over, so there is still somewhere for people to drop in and talk about dramas. I know some people were worried it was all going to disappear, but it doesn't look like it. Hurray!!! " Interesting, but I know I am never going to watch": Mysterious Love is exactly the kind of drama I should be gobbling up. Sixteen 30 minute-episodes with romance and mystery, but I just didn't have time. I watched the first episode, and it seemed clunky but also looks like the kind of show that might get better once they are done with setting up the complicated plot. I had every intention of watching the first episode of Monthly Magazine Home because I really like Ji Suk and Jung So Min. It also has other actors that I like, but somehow it started and I didn't even know, and I'm not is space to "catch up" on a sho