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The Bean Count [Year in Review, Part 1]

Welcome to The Bean Count, a new feature we’re trying out this year, which arose, if we’re being totally honest, out of a half-loopy brainstorming session of thinking up new, improved (?) ways to weigh in on the past year’s drama offerings. The Beanie Polls are all about you guys, and the Editors’ Picks are our chance to highlight the shows we felt merited special recognition. And of course we have our individual reviews coming up a little later this month.

But sometimes the critically acclaimed shows aren’t the ones that stick with you, and we wondered how our staff would vote if the question wasn’t “Which drama was the best?” but more along the lines of “Let’s say we gave you beans. And you could award a show however many beans you had based on whatever reason you wanted. How would you give away your beans? By the way, in this scenario beans are a good thing.”

That was the birth of The Bean Count, an ill-fated attempt by writers to do math.

Even nonsensical games need rules, so here were ours:

  • 1. You get one bean for every 2015 show you’ve watched in its entirety. (You also earn one bean per currently airing show if you’ve seen every available episode thus far.) So: If you watched fifty shows, you get fifty beans. Five shows, five beans.
  • 2. You can allot your beans to whatever 2015 shows you choose, whatever your reasoning (or lack thereof) may be. All your beans to one show? Okay. One bean to every show? Okay too.

You’ll see from our chart that some people weighted their beans heavily for the few shows they really loved, while others were more inclined to spread their love around. It was fun for us to see the results too, because we didn’t discuss our bean allotments with each other, and were curious to see how everyone’s beans would stack up. We weren’t allowed to collude with each other or give each other beans, and it made every decision feel weighted with significance. Sure, I might feel like giving a show’s bean to another show, but what if that show got left off the bean tally entirely? Could I deal with that sense of responsibility?

Suddenly every single bean started feeling extremely precious, and we’d constantly be saying things like, I don’t know if I can afford to give this show a bean, but what if it gets zero beans?! Did I really love this show three beans as much as that show? Why didn’t I watch another show so I could have one more bean to give? Can I manage to watch a full show in the next three days to earn another bean?

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS, y’all.

In the end, we think the bean count revealed a lot about each recapper’s personal preferences, as well as what stood out for us as a group in 2015. There’s a nifty chart where you can see how everyone distributed their beans, and a handy pie chart version as well. Because who doesn’t like pie?

Play along! Tell us how many beans you earned this year, and how you’d allot them to the dramas of 2015.

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Okay... So basically everyone just REALLY love Healer, and Answer me 1988.

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Actually, none of the recappers gave Answer Me 1988 more than two beans except for girlfriday, but she displayed the exuberant fangirl love of an Answer Me heroine and catapulted it to second place. ?

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Yeah actually, I think it would have been better to to a bean rating for each of the recappers rather than compiling all their beans into one chart.

It'd just be easier to see what individuals thought, and the results wouldn't be as skewed, LOL

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I love GirlFriday's judgement, which was basically: Healer has enough beanies, it doesn't need mine. But hmm, if I don't give it beanies, it will look as if I hated the show. Lemme give it 1. No, wait, 1 is too lame. 2? Nah, 2 looks mediocre. Ok, let's go with 3...AND GIVE ALL THE REST TO ANSWER ME hahaha.

Fangirling at its finest!

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Err... not quite. While everyone do love Healer, it's GF that REALLY loves AM1988. Her eight beans matches the two beans each from the other four staffers for the latter show! :-D

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I think the others still love AM1988, since each gave 2 precious beans. I like all the >5 beans, other than Last which I didn't watch. Sobbing for She Was Pretty though, only 3 beans... =p

Girlfriday's love for AM1988 may be betrayed quite badly by the writers, Jung Hwan is already pulling stunts in this week's episodes... itching to smack his head several times...

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Btw, I'm in Team Jung Hwan... *sob*

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Now that I had a better look, I accused GF of fangirling :P, but HeadsNo2 is fangirling even worse lol. ALL THE BEANIES TO PUNCH AND LAST. Gummi also loved Punch a lot - was it that good?

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Not everyone but most.

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Okay. So, following your system, I've earned 13 beans this year, courtesy of the 13 dramas I watched. So, in the way I'd rank them, healer gets 4 beans, I remember you gets 3 beans, Answer me 1988 gets 2 beans and Sassy Go Go, Oh my Ghostess, Twenty Again and Kill Me Heal Me get all get a bean each :).

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Healer! Healer! Healer!

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I probably only have a few beans because I watched old shows and jdramas this year :(

Here's a list of 2015 kdramas, if anyone wants to count their beans:
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/List_of_Dramas_aired_in_Korea_by_Network_in_2015

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Oh, wait. That link doesn't include some channels. I remember watching Sweden Laundry too but it's not in the list...

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Going off that list I have 39 beans. But, like you, I also watched Sweden Laundry and numerous web dramas. Nnot sure if I have the willpower to break my votes down though?

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oh Thank you so much I just posted that I needed that

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Thanks Mary. I have no idea how many dramas I was able to finish, I dropped a lot of dramas this year. Not that this would solve my problems as I care deeply for each drama I watch regardless of the quality... Maybe it's easier to just throw all of my Beans at HEALER. <3

I miss Falling For Innocence in the pie chart, I guess for me this is an example of the drama I'd feel sorry for. Off to finish and catch up on some shows!

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you should use My Drama List to keep track of your dramas!

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I love you, Mary. (But not in the way you love SJR... )?

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That'd be weird, right? Heehee

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Here's (what should be) the complete list, assuming everything got put in the right category.

http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Category:KDrama2015

This one ought to have all the webdramas and things from smaller networks too, if the page exists, anyway.

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I have just realised how much time I spent this year on dramas. 44 beans a few other episodes. When did I sleep?

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I gave most of my beans to Healer! :)

Such a great wonderful show!

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I did not watch Healer but based on what I've seen last few days from you guys, I am very intrigued... I am going to give it a try! Thanks Dramabeans!

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Maybe Heads and I have similar tastes. No bean for HEALER from me. Healer just ain't it. But I know thousands of others will give it 10 beans. Hahaha. Good for you!

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No beans for Healer for me too.

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While I love Ji Chang Wook and Park Min Young but seriously Healer wasn't as good as so many people make it to be. I almost gave up at 1st episode but decided to continue till the last episode yet the drama didn't become my favourite. It's not bad but not super good either. But love JCW and PMY nonetheless and they worked hard so I'm happy for the recognition they get from fans. I guess in the end that matters coz I felt JCW was underrated before Healer. Glad to know he has so many fans now. :)

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Yeah, same here. I tried liking it, but likewise with City Hunter, I dropped it after a few episodes. :/ I can see why others might like the show though.

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I dropped City Hunter too! I just couldn't sit with how PMY's character is a security guard for the president but yet they kept having her rescued by somebody else. The entire show got to be annoying.

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I did like City hunter but the heroine make me said -just change your job!- to her

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Me either, glad to see I'm not alone, I felt like maybe I had missed something :) I didn't hate it, I finished it but I didn't find it memorable at all.

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I tried 4 times to watch 'Healer' because I've heard nothing but rave reviews for it. I always give up by the middle of the second episode. For some reason the drama just doesn't pull me in and feels a bit of a chore I am forcing myself to do because everyone else has done it and loved it. I think I'll give it a 5th try once finals are truly complete.

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Reading the Healer recaps on DB - and THAT is super fun! :)

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I couldn't get pass Episode 7 of Healer too. I just stopped watching after. I am just one of the few who just doesn't get the hype.

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Me three! Everyone seemed to be raving, so I endured till episode 16. After that, I felt that I was forcing myself (which is unlike me) and dropped it.

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Me too. Dropped at ep 5.

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Same here ! No bean for Healer from me. I liked it but not that much, I enjoyed other dramas more.

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No for me too, it's good but partly because I also a regular Jdrama watchers so it just okay but not really memorable, especially if you're not feeling attached to the actress/actor

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In going through this, it was a bit tough, but had to give credit to Healer.

Very very very good, and deserves its top standing this year as it really left me wanting more! :)

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I don't even remember what dramas I watched this year :(( I know I watched quite a few but I just don't remember all...

Can someone make a list of all 2015 dramas please?

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So,

I have 15 beans and a few more dramas to finish by the end of the year but I'm on Friends marathon so I won't be able to watch anything else for a while so I'll live with my 15 beans!

Producer: 0 (Coz I loved all the leads/but not you kim Sohyun)

Oh My Venus: 0 (Chemistry. Need I say more)

Kill Me, Heal Me: 00 (It was so good but I couldn't give it 3beans coz I didn't finish it)

Scholar Who Walks the Night: 0 (Lee So Hyuk.)

A Girl Who Sees Smells: 0 (I remember I liked it..I just don't remember IT)

Heart to Heart: 0 (Cute Couple but not so cute drama)

Oh My Ghost: 000 (CUTE EVERYTHING!!!!!)

Twenty Again: 00 (Loved the friendship between the lead but didn't quite feel the romance)

Angry Mom: 000 (Baddass Mom. Bok-Dong.)

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using My Drama List search for Korean Dramas in 2015, they show 142 Korean dramas in 2015...so no I don't think that would be possible! ;) :)

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Best first world problem!

I have 10 beans and I would give

2 - healer
2 - oh my ghostess
2 - i remember you
1 - girl who she smells
1 - yong pal
1 - she was pretty
1 - producers

Since Scholar is not in the chart, does it mean no one gave them beans? Even for the sake of Gwi in his half-opened robe?

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*sniff* Thank you Gummi/Javabeans/Odilettante for giving Missing Noir M and Ex-Girlfriend club some love.

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Yes, Thank you for giving beans to Missing Noir M and Midnight Diner :)

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18 beans. Six Flying Dragons (5 beans), I Remember You (3), Girl Who Sees Smells (3), Sassy Go Go (2), Awl (2), My Beautiful Bride (1), Bluebird's House (1), Missing Noir M (1).

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So glad to see that you love Six flying dragons too! Sad to see that it was only given 2 beans.

I've only 9:
And 4 will go to Six flying Dragons
2 - 20 Again
1 - Healer
1 - Oh My Ghostess
1 - Oh My Venus

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Correct me if I'm missing something, but it might be useful to indicate who saw which shows (unless everyone saw all of them).
For example, it's hard to tell if only Lollypip wanted to give any beans to Six Flying Dragons and no one else thought that it warranted any beans, as opposed to if Lollypip is the only one who has seen it, because obviously no one is going to give any beans to a show they haven't watched.

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You're right! It's not quite fair to judge a drama based on the number of beans it gets if only 1 or 2 people saw it.

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Agree ! Same goes for dramas like Missing noir M.

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I'd probably give my dramas a bean each. HAHAHA. The dramas I actually finished are the ones that I really like so if I didn't like them THAT much, I wouldn't have finished them. I dropped everything that got boring. Lol. Now, I'm so curious about Punch and Last.

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Great to see I Remember You love :)

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Ditto :D

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it was an amazing drama

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My thoughts exactly! Glad to see it represented here.

KMHM somehow didn't make it to the top ... but lol GF made AM1988 win, I wonder if she'll change mind as the drama progresses and Healer as always winner...

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Loving the new bean count, DB. Great work.

Healer best drama of the year ofc, best drama of all time too ???

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Agreed.
while i am not ardent jichangwook fan, watched his other dramas from the punky vege Bacholar, to Five Fingers, Smile again, just don't gel. ParkMinyoung also, watched her City Hunter to that Scandal thing...

but loved Healer for the excellent casting of OTP, perfect choice. and the way they write both Main Leads, how they trust each other, wait for each other, support each other in silent, understand when words not spoken, read each other mind... OTP was awesome in such that the CYS was a strong character on her own, each walk together in same tune, never ever was one trailing the other from behind. in some dramas, you always find yourself liked either the main lead more or the female lead more. but here, both are equally faithful, understanding, sacrificial.
i will give my beans to Javabeans, Saya, awcoconuts, dramallama, Headno.2, for voting Healer.

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i lost count of all my beans, too lazy to count beans.
50% goes Healer.
30% I Remember You.
10% Twenty Again.
10% others. (Oh my venus, bubblegum, Angry Mom....etc.)

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I give all my 13 beans to Punch.

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Im just so happy Punch is getting the love! Thank you HeadsNo2 and Gummimochi!

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Yeah, I watched a mere 4 shows from 2015 completely, though many half-way or a quarter-way through... And I'm tempted to give most of the beans to Punch, as well. But at the same time, to have managed to watch an entire show means the show was good enough (IMO).

Hence:

1 - Healer
1 - Punch
1- Kill Me, Heal Me
1 - Girl Who Sees Smells

(Sheesh! The above list looks pathetic. I wish I had finished more dramas from this year!)

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^ Same for Punch.

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same here :)

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All my beans are equally divided between Punch and Kill Me Heal Me.It's a pity neither JB or GF watched Punch(I'm assuming they didn't because if they did,I believe they must have given it at least 3 beans or more!)

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Yeah Yeah!
I second that!

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My beans all go to punch. 10 beans.

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Same here. I give all of my beans to Punch and if I have more, I would still give it to Punch. Despite getting double digits rating, I feel like this drama is an underated and sleeper in Korean. I'm still bitter that Kim Rae Won didn't get any award for his solid performance.

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Coolbeans!

With all the episodes I skipped, I only have 5 beans to give: 1 for Sassy Go Go which I thoroughly enjoyed, 1 for Ex-Girlfriend Club which I feel obligated to shower with love to compensate for the generally lukewarm response it received everywhere, and 3 for Answer Me 1988 because it is a masterpiece worth the hype and more and to which my votes are skewed towards very likely because I am extremely emotional about the ep (11) I just saw (!!!!!!).

Strangely, I was crazy about Oh My Ghostess as I was watching it, but in retrospect it didn't stick to me as much as Sassy and GF Club.

Also, I better get around to watching Healer!

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Ex-Girlfriend Club is LOVE! Everything about it is adorable! Glad to find people who like the show as well.
And Anser Me 1988 ep 11. I know what you mean! XD

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If it makes you feel better, I've only 2 K-beans to give (or 3, I can't remember if I skipped one or two of the middle episodes of Healer or not). I only watched Producer and I Remember You in full (and the latter I started with ep 10 because the recaps got me interested and then caught up with 1-9 once the drama had finished).

But I've easily got 10 shows where I skipped the middle, or that I dropped 4-8 eps into the drama.

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I did watch some older shows though (including nearly all episodes of the super-long "Ugly Alert" – which was okay, but Lim Ju-Hwan was fantastic in it –) and finished more J-ones (though I dropped plenty there too).

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Omg, do you know any good new J-dramas? I haven't found one I like since Rich Man Poor Woman. 5ji kara 9made looks interesting and just very pretty, but I can't sit through Yamapi's acting anymore. :(

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I can't handle Yamapi's non-acting either.

The j-dramas that I finished this year:

Date
Mondai no Aru Restaurant
Gakkou no Kaiden
Dakara Koya
Fuben na Benriya
37.5°C no Namida
Bijo to Danshi (not available subbed I think)
Ishitachi no Renai Bijou

Still watching:

Siren
Okashi no Ie
Kounodori
Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku
Tamiou

I'd recommend all of these (as long as the subject matter/genre interests you). My favourite, of the ones I completed, were Date, Gakkou no Kaidan, and Fuben na Benriya. Really quite liked Mondai no Aru Restaurant and 37.5°C no Namida as well.

Quite to very much like all the ones I'm still watching as well.

Trying to remember the ones I dropped – Koinaka and Second Love were two that were definitely AVOID AVOID AVOID.

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Wow thanks SO much for the list! I can't tell you how much I miss Jdramas lol I've been looking for any worthwhile ones but just didn't know where to begin.

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I think Yamapi underacting act actually works fr me to handle the story, it makes it better than actually reacting cause I think it gonna be really creepy if my stalker not as calm as him, if he has any other expression, I might walk out of town,

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Wow, i'm happy there are j-drama likers here. I like Siren because of tori.

and also.. Mondai no Aru Restaurant is fun and heartwarming

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Tori is great... definitely an actor to keep an eye on. (I recently saw him in something else – name escapes at the moment – in which he played a supporting character that was a gay guy occasionally in drag... I think "Piece of Cake"?)

I really like his character, he's driven, very smart (although people around him don't realise it at all!) yet also a bit clumsy, thoughtful, sweet and caring – and straightforward too. I really appreciated how he directly said put things into words his GF didn't want to say ("You haven't confirmed the 1st Division yet because of our marriage pact").

I think he deserves a much better girlfriend than Satomi though – one that believes in him. Really disappointing they made her character into an idiot damsel that literally needed to be whacked over the head before believing what he was saying.

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this is a reply to 18.2.1.1.1 but your second comment seems to not have a reply option so i'll write my reply here.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the jdorama list! started 5ji kara 9made a few days ago but i couldn't handle both Yamapi's acting AND his character (stalker-much?)

on the other hand, I LOVED Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku. such a cute and fun drama, not to mention i LOVE both leads. is there any particular drama from your list that i should watch first?

:D

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Well, if you loved both leads of Okitegami Kyoko, go for Fuben na Benriya because Okada Masaki is the lead in that. It's a simple, quirky drama – very funny. I'm pretty sure I've said it on some OT before, but Okada is very good in that. His talents is comedy, including physical comedy (he needs to skip the all too serious stuff).

<5ji kara 9made

Apparently the dorama is much an improvement on the manga (of which I have read bits, I DO NOT RECOMMEND). Well, still not touching the drama with a ten foot pole b/c even the minimal (compared to the manga) stalking in the TV version is too much for me. Plus, Yamapi's non-acting. :-(

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Oh, and if you like Aragaki Yui.... I am very fond of one of her older dramas – "Smile" (2009), with Matsujun (which is very much underwatched and underrated).

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ah i forgot to say that among the dramas in your list, i've watched Fuben na Benriya :D (am a freak for Masaki Okada, watched most of his movies & dramas, even the questionable (?) movie The Great Shura Ra Ra Boom lol).

Ugh yeah i heard that the manga is actually worse, and apparently people also said that 5ji kara 9made is an improvement compared to her previous work Hot Gimmick. Hmmm...

Ah, will definitely watch Smile! :) where do you usually watch your subbed jdoramas?
And talking about gakky, can you tell me that last episode of Kyoko that was aired? I've only found subs until episode 8 :(

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I watch on gooddrama & drama cool. Occasionally on viki if a license is available in my region (Europe).

I don't think the last ep of Okitegami has been subbed, but not entirely sure as I'm behind – was in Malaysia for several weeks with limited internet, so limited myself to Oh My Venus, Siren and Konoudori.

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one of few rare occasion when the drama practically fix the manga for me

and okitegami is by nishio ishin novel which is great story and the adaptation is also good, great if they have season 2 (they have to imo!)

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LOL, that bar chart just shows that Gf, Gummi and Heads know exactly what they like.

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I only have 3 beans this year l, cause I only watched Pinocchio (does that count?), Healer and Producers.

I enjoyed Pino and Prod but all 3 of my beans go to Healer ???

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oh man six flying dragons need more love~~~ thought heads would at least give it a bean or two lol

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am a bit shocked SixFlying dragons is not getting more beans... how comeee???

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It's not done airing yet so I guess that's why. It's hard to judge something without fully seeing it.

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I think this show needs its own category altogether for its awesomeness!

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Completely agree!

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Cannot agree with you more! I watch each episode 3 times! First time, raw, then with subs, and then again...and each time it's daebak!

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my thoughts exactly!!

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Ohh, Healer why do I love thee?!

Enjoyed it immensely! Had to give my beans to it! Heheh!

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Q's- if we give 1 bean per drama that we have watched, then what do we do to those that we want our 16( or more) hrs back? - I'm one of those that will finish the drama for the sake of completion ( ahem, my sweet KSA's Masked Prosecutors and my CJK's Pride and Prejudice ?)
Do we still give beans to them ? Is there such thing as burned / negative valued beans? Am I overthinking? Haha

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I have 10 beans and not sure which drama to give it too... need to think about it really... really... really hard.

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Wow...I've dropped so many dramas. And so many dramas I have intentions on finishing but I'm behind on. So I don't have that many.

4 - Healer
4 - Six Flying Dragons - it would be unfair to give more for one that is still airing.
2 - Punch
1 - Yongpal - for Joo Won to eat. just because.

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For Joo Won to eat!! :D lol

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I haven't started watching Six Flying Dragons yet, but I'm sure it's cos it's still airing that it isn't racking up its bean-count. So happy that Yoo Ah-In is getting the recognition he deserves this year!!!

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I had 24 beans (wow that's a lot and doesn't even count the older shows I watched!)
Valid Love 2
Healer 2
Kill Me Heal Me 3
Hogu's Love 1
Let's Eat 2 for 1
Angry Mom 1
Oh My Ghostess 4
She Was Pretty 1
Sassy Go Go 1
Village 1
Heart to Heart 3
Oh My Venus 2
Answer Me 88 2

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Based on these votes, I finally watched Healer.

Now, I get why it deserves the votes and praised. I was completely hooked!

It felt so different and their relationship felt so real! JCW did an absolutely great job. I didnt know him before, but now a fan! He is a great actor.

Thanks for the recommendation! Loved it!

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"Based on these votes, I finally watched Healer."

But it's only been an hour since these votes were posted... ?

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Sorry, from the votes of the Beanie Award polls.

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In my opinion Healer is one of the best kdramas i have ever watched.
Even if in Korea had very few fans, worldwide it had a great impact.
really deserve to be watched.

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Does the "dropped shows" count? ? I am glad to say I stopped watching few - Orange Marmalade, Yong Pal, Angry Mom, Girl who can.... If i had choice, would give 7 to KMHM for Ji Sung 7 totally daebak performance. 2 for healer, 1 for Six Flying dragons. Zilch for producers.

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What this exercise showed me was I watched too many bad dramas this year. I had 38 beans to distribute! Still it wasn't easy and I'm in two minds about some of them. Can't I give half beans to some? Didn't think so. Oh, also I couldn't find a proper bean!

Healer ****
Answer Me 1988 ****

Angry Mom ***
Sassy Go Go ***
Oh My Venus ***

Kill Me Heal Me **
Ex-Girlfriend Club **
I Remember You **
Oh My Ghostess **
Twenty Again **

Girl Who Sees Smells *
Falling for Innocence *
Let’s Eat 2 *
Who Are You - School 2015 *
Mask *
My Love Eun Dong *
High Society *
Scholar Who Walks the Night *
Yong Pal *
She Was Pretty *
D-Day *

The Family is Coming
Heart to Heart
Persevere Goo Hae Ra
Hyde, Jekyll and Me
Ho-goo’s Love
Blood
Super Daddy Yeol
The Lover
My Unfortunate Boyfriend
Divorce Lawyer in Love
Warm and Cozy
The Producers
Orange Marmalade
Masked Prosecutor
The Time I Loved You
Because It’s the First Time
Bubblegum

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10 beans for me (considering I haven't watched Healer). I Remember you gets 4. She Was Pretty 2. Sassy Go Go 2. Yong Pal 1. School 2015 1.

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Well I've got 13 so far....do web dramas count? If so then I've got 14!

2 to Heart to Heart (bc I think this drama deserves a bit more love)

3 to Healer - It was that good.

3 to Kill Me Heal Me - some of the best acting in town

3 to I Remember You - slick direction and story

2 to She Was Pretty - I split these beans in two, one for Si Won and one Sung Joonie

If I'm allowed my last one bean (for the web drama) - then I'll give it to Noble, My Love....it was totally cheesy but I love Sung Hoon!

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I have 20 beans from the list above and some more "mini-beans"from shows that are not mentioned in that one...What am I supposed to do? My high three-digit IQ is in total mess right now...I really feel it's dropping really fast, guys! How about a little help from my friends??? Pretty please...

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Give all of them Six Flying Dragons :P hehehehe

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So this has shown me everyone loved Healer and girlfriday loved 1988. Haha.

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So does it count if you just read recaps for a show? Or you watched half and then read recaps for the next half?? And can we also count non Korean dramas and webdramas? If so then I have ~50 beans....

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I'm kinda like you! I read all the recaps on DB, but rarely watch the kdramas, except for the ones which really grab me. So, this year, however many beans I've earned, they'd all go to only kdrama I watched all the way through, and loved - Sassy Go Go 8-) (but Answer Me 1988 is coming in a close second)

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oh, gotta figure out how many shows i actually finished watching.
i watched some old ones but i know they don't count.
hmmm-most of my beans would probably go to healer, twenty again, i remember you, sassy go go, and heard it through the grapevine. i probably forgot others but those would be ones i would definitely recommend to others.

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I only managed to finish two shows this year, I'm still catching up on the dramas that I want to finish. I have to finish seeing Last, D Day, Heard it through the Gravepine and Bubblegum. So my two beans goes to the two dramas that I finish watching Punch and My Beautiful Bride. I really enjoyed watching this two dramas.

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Awesome feature! And OF COURSE beans are a good thing!

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23 (!!!) Dramas for me this year.

Healer - 3 beans
Ex-Girlfriend Club - 1 bean
I Remember You - 2 beans
Oh My Ghostess - 3 beans
Twenty Again - 3 beans
Six Flying Dragons - 3 beans
Sassy Go Go - 1 bean
Awl - 2 beans
Bubblegum - 2 beans
Answer Me 1988 - 3 beans

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I counted the number of dramas our lovely recappers have watched this year because I'm bored and the beans look pretty.
javabeans - 25
girlfriday - 20
gummimochi - 14
HeadsNo2 - 11
LollyPip - 24
dramallama - 12
odilettante - 16
Saya - 23
awcoconuts - 9

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Based on the criteria, I have 33 beans to award. More than any one recapper on Dramabeans. So either I need to get a life, or learn how to be a better writer and help recap. I guess I'll stick with being a math person.

Thanks Dramabeans staff for recapping so may of the shows this year, and thanks to fellow beanies for all the lively conversations in the comments section!

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32 beans so I would give:

Oh My Venus - 4
Mask - 3
Healer  - 4
Kill Me Heal Me - 3
Falling for Innocence - 1
Angry Mom - 2
Oh My Ghostess - 2
Girl Who Sees Smells - 1
High Society - 1
I Remember You - 1
Young Pal - 2  
The Eccentric Daughter-in-law - 1
She Was Pretty - 2
Sassy Go Go - 2
Twenty Again - 2
Bubblegum - 1

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This is such an exciting way to give points to shows :D Got me sucked right in and I went and counted my dramas.. (I keep a record of them online on mydramalist - a really handy tool for that ;))
Anyways. To my surprise, I have 25 beans to give out. Wow.

I'd share my beans as follows: Six Flying Dragons (6), Healer (6), Reply 1988 (5), Ex-Girlfriend Club (4), Heard it Through the Grapevine (4)

Funny how after having thought about this for a while, instead of giving many dramas some beans I just wanted to give lots of beans to my favourite dramas this year. And they are my favourite for so many different reasons. There's been lots of dramas that I enjoyed watching this year though..

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Great idea! Fun and interactive for the whole dramabeans family :)

I thought you guys were not mathy...that pie graph looks pretty mathy to me ;)

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And thanks odilettante for your 4 beans to Valid Love. I think that was my favourite drama this past year :)

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Same! Such a great show; shame it seemed to fly under most radars.

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Odilette, me and you...probably the only ones in the world that thought that drama was pretty great.

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+1

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Woo-hoo to 1st World Problems!!

I have only watched 5 current dramas in their entirety. I have been binge-watching oldies.

Here's my Bean Count (in the form of stars):

Oh My Ghostess: ?
Healer: ?
Twenty Again: ?
Oh My Venus: ??

Darn it! That was hard! Can we give half a bean to some?

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Only heart to heart n my beautiful bride i skipped, but AWL i dropped after 2 ep so basically i watch MOST of the drama ???????

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I watch most of my dramas randomly and never gave much thought to the networks that hosts them, but this year KBS2 really blew my mind and ripped my heart out with SASSY, I REMEMBER YOU, and HEALER. So, one precious Bean is for ♥KBS2♥!

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With the exception of Sweet, Savage Family, I watched every MBC Wednesday-Thursday drama this year (Kill Me, Heal Me; Angry Mom; Warm and Cozy; Scholar Who Walks the Night; She Was Pretty). Warm and Cozy and Scholar Who Walks the Night were terribad, but the other three I loved.

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That's true... KBS is giving a great quality dramas... even thou, not that excellent plot the picture, acting and production are awesome!!

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aha, i thought i am the odd one that preferred KBS2 all these years. while i do watch MBS and SBS, even TVN... etc. i still preferred KBS2 writtings, whether is it their unique main Leads were always given out of the norm layered characters, OTP were given memorable lines and touching dialogues (Healer), or more in depth themes / controversy themes (I Remember You), excellent castings of Best OTP (Healer)again. KBS has never failed since her Four Seasons days, Autumn Tale, Winter Sonata, Spring Watz, Summer Scent, she proved that excellent OST can be a way the OST speaks, sometimes even better than all their dialogues.
Just this year alone, it glitters-splash the sky with Healer's Second to None Best OTP JCW and PMY, broke my record of only reading DB never chat, broke my record of signing on Twitter and instagram just for Healer. then KBS continue on with the heart wrenching IRY, while we yearn for Lee Hyeon and Min-ya and Jian... then we can rest assured we will be acompanied by very unique chubby but confidence, caring and cheerful Joo-eun, to cruised into 2016.
to me, Healer, sealed me faithful to KBS2.

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Joo en from Oh my Venus, which i started chasing, not writing on DB yet.

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I got 27 beans, yippieeee!!!! Healer 2, Kmhm 2, angry mom 2, school 2015 2, oh my ghostess 2, twenty again 2 n the last 15 beans for uri junghwannie in REPLY 1988 ??????

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My bean distribution would be very similar to the dark blue beans! Loved Healer, I remember you, Kill me heal me, sassy go go, oh my ghostess, twenty again, angry mom, Pinocchio, sensory couple and hogu's love. Currently loving Reply 1988 as well.
I guess I would be given many beans since I have watched and am currently watching so many dramas :))

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I've completed 59 dramas this year and that is just the 2015 dramas...not counting the older ones. If I added my beans, it would skew everything, Punch, Awl, Assembly would get the heavier number...followed by Last, My beautiful Bride, Missing Noir M, Heard It Thru the Grapevine getting almost equal beans. There would be a few others I would give one or two to as long as I was assured of the first 3 being on top. From my currently watching list Six flying Dragons is tops for me too, but with not even half of it aired, I don't think it's fair to include it. Both Venus and 1988 are half aired, but even so, I hesitate to include them. If I had to they would all get beans also.

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59!!!!! wholy moly that's amazing.....I need your marathoning skills senpai *bows down*

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heehee. Get old, retire and don't have a life!!! It's the secret to my success! I a KJunkie!!! And Proud of it!

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Let's count how many dramas I've watched so far this year.
1/ Girl who sees smell
2/ mask
3/ yongpal
4/ Scholar who walks the night
5/ Kill me heal me
6/ oh my venus
7/ answer me 1988

So 7 beans...
1 beans go to number 1,2 and 4 each, for the 50 shades of faces from YooChun, the great chemistry between Joo Ji Hoon and Soo Ae, the battle prince charming and sexy vampire
2 beans go to number 5 and 7 each, for Ahn Yo Na and our mashmalow Jung Hwan

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I completed 8 dramas this year. I give my beans to:

Pinocchio - 2
Kill Me Heal me - 2
The Lover - 3
She was Pretty - 1

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