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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching

Time to peek in on the Team Dramabeans watchlist, which I swear just keeps growing and growing. You’d think that shows routinely end at the same rate that new shows begin, and yet, dramaland math is just about as reliable as my real-world math. Which is to say, *throws hands in air* *gives up* I’m never upset about having shows to enjoy watching, but dramaland does feel like it consumes way more time than the literal hours it takes to watch its offerings, doesn’t it? —javabeans

 

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Currently recapping: Moonlight Drawn By Clouds

The K2: Okay, we geddit, this show is All Action, All the Time! The thing is, I only think the action is cool about half the time, when the action coincides with a cool plot or relationship development. When it’s just there to be there, I tune out. (That shower scene was silly beyond words.) Which I suppose is just another way of saying I like shows that have cool plot and relationship developments, and don’t care when screentime is wasted on unnecessary showing off.

Fantastic: I’m so glad Ji-soo is back! The thing is, I am not watching this show just for him, and I really enjoy all of the characters (even the ones I love to hate, because I love to hate them)… but when the Park Shi-yeon and Ji-soo storyline was being back-burnered during his illness, the show happened to also get more serious with the cancer stuff, and I felt like my bright happy spots had dimmed. Now they’re back and I’m excited again.

Cinderella and the Four Knights: This show ended exactly how I thought it would, and wrapped up its loose ends in a benign happy bow. Despite often being overly simplistic and driven by a super-obvious storyline, it had a funny little charm that was buoyed by the cuteness of its lead couple and an overall good-natured attitude.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo: The story is getting more interesting, but I feel like the execution is getting worse, and it’s gone from making me sad to making me mad. I keep telling myself I’ll let go of the what-ifs and if-onlys—but since I do quite like parts of the show, I can’t help feeling indignant that the result is so far below What Should Have Been. A lot of things got on my nerves this week, like the jarring transitions and IU’s stupid limping, but worst of all was that utter shitfest of an ending preview, which was legitimately the worst episode-ending preview I have ever watched in my entire life. I can’t believe the producers just undid all of the hard work the episode achieved in terms of conflict escalation and suspense-building, and just poop-bombed the “gotcha!” teaser in our laps at the end. How. Dare. You.

Drinking Solo: I do wish Ha Suk-jin hadn’t been quite as big an ass as he was this week, but my silver lining is that I will enjoy the hell out of him having to pay for that next week when Park Ha-sun doesn’t take him seriously. Of course I want the romance to happen (eventually), but I’ve got a little bloodlust to satisfy first.

Woman With a Suitcase: I caught the first couple episodes to get a sense of the show, and found it more engaging than I was anticipating, though a bit rough around the edges. It’s pretty low down on my priority list, but I was glad to see Choi Ji-woo being sassy and thought the legal cases were interesting, if rushed.

Shopping King Louis: This show should never keep Seo In-gook and Nam Ji-hyun apart, because they are 100 percent of its addictive charm. So sweet, so weird, so feel-good and underdoggy. I love Louis’s forthright, childlike way of expressing his feelings, even if he doesn’t always understand what those feelings mean. It’s all honest gut expression, zero interpretation.

1% of Anything: This show is interesting, in that it feels very old-school—I know it’s a remake, but usually remakes have an updated twist or a fresh feel. And it’s not only the story that feels dated, but also the directing and cinematography—it’s a little low-rent. That said, the show picks up cutely once the leads get together, even if reality does actually get in the way by making it hard for me to buy Ha Suk-jin as the lead when he’s romancing another girl on a different night of the week. For me, Jeon So-min makes this work—she’s like the new Jang Nara, equal parts everygirl and sass.

 

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Jealousy Incarnate: Aaaaaaaaah, it’s so good this week! *Rewind* *Replay* *Rewind* *Replay* *Rewind* *Replay*

Cinderella and the Four Knights: I ended up enjoying this drama, even though the final conflict was dumb as rocks. But Park So-dam and Jung Il-woo were so adorable as a couple that I was able to power through Grandpa’s classist nonsense to get to the sweet stuff. It was as predictable as a drama could be, but it was satisfying comfort food—maybe something of the frothy sugary variety, but comforting all the same.

On the Way to the Airport: The atmosphere of this drama is kind of magnetic—there’s a tension to everything and the mood is so palpable, even when it seems like nothing significant is happening. I haven’t been hooked by a straight-up conventional melodrama in a while, but this director is so good that I’m getting caught up in all the little moments. It’s a purely sentimental show—there’s little else left if you take out the emotion—but it’s not pretentious, and I like that.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo: Lee Jun-ki being a hero! And getting a loveline! Is it Christmas? Also, was that so &$%#&$* hard?!

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: It’s funny, the show got sad this week, but I realized I wasn’t crying anymore, which is odd since this show usually makes me teary-eyed at the littlest of things. But then Park Bo-gum started crying. And then I was toast.

Drinking Solo: Park Ha-sun’s ‘90s dance-ballad-dance-ballad marathon made my day. I love this quirky little show, but I’m so mad at Ha Suk-jin’s character right now that the sentiment carried over into 1% of Anything, where he ALSO plays a jerk. At least they’re both hapless types? I’m not sold on 1% of Anything after only one episode, but it seems like a breezy, low-commitment rom-com.

Fantastic: Javabeans told me to watch this for Ji-soo’s noona romance, which she knew I’d like, except then he got hospitalized and his storyline was in danger of disappearing, so I literally waited to hear that he was returning to set before starting this drama. One marathon later, I like it more than I thought I would, mostly because it’s funny and light despite the cancer premise, and the friendship between the girls is aces.

 

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The K2: It’s nice to have an action drama on my viewing list these days, but the novelty of Ji Chang-wook’s impressive fight scenes is starting to wear off, and now I’m finding all the combat stuff to feel much too much and much too long. Song Yoon-ah, however, plays an ice queen reminiscent of Claire Underwood in House of Cards, so it’s only natural that I love her so!

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo: I thought after episode 11, the show had finally found its groove, but then this week’s uneven and not very enthralling episodes immediately proved otherwise. I know now to temper my expectations, but I can’t help but wish for better. “At the very least, there’s Lee Jun-ki and Kang Haneul for your viewing pleasure” is what I tell myself after every disappointing episode.

Shopping King Louis: So cute, so sweet, so [my] precious! The main couple is so endearing, and now I’m wondering what kind of haircut I’d end up with if their lousy stylist cut my tresses based on my name. Actually, scratch that. I don’t think I’d want to find out.

 

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Shopping King Louis: Adorbs. If a baby seal and a baby hedgehog decided to snuggle, it still wouldn’t be as cute as Louis and his puppy-dog adoration for Bok-shil. That being said, this week may be the start of us (and Bok-shil) seeing Louis as more a man than a grown child. There’s his shy roundabout declarations of love, that piggyback ride, and his steady, protective presence during scary nights. Despite the wacky circumstances surrounding them, this may the most grounded, healthy relationship between two equals I’ve seen in dramaland.

Our Gap-soon: Gah. This show just proves I’m a drama masochist. But I had such a fondness for the So-rim couple in We Got Married, that I can’t help but go back to watch its downward spiral into mediocrity.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo: Finally, we’re getting some momentum in the plot. Now that the king’s dead, we get to see some actual action happen, instead of continual throne-taking plots failing. Err but our main character, Hae Su, seems kind of irrelevant at this point. The hanged court lady would have died from stomach cancer without intervening for Su. It seems like Wook would have turned dark no matter what reasons he’s using to justify it to himself. Hae Su’s warning for the Crown Prince was meaningless since Wook had already sent for him. So is starting to kill off his brothers, despite Su’s attempts to “reform” him. It’s come to the point that I’m wondering if Moon Lovers is actually some sort of meta-mind experiment in favor of determinism, regardless of the time travel variable.

 
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Watching OTWTTA and agree with girlfriday's take. Its a drama to be savoured. I might be most in love with the house and its atmosphere and will miss Madame Go.

JJS on Jealousy Incarnate and LYS in OTW are both actors who you may not register in those numerous glossy fashion spreads but on screen they are compelling leading men. Its been a long time since GHY did a melo and I had a bit of a crossover moment and really wished for a GHY-LSY melo drama.

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OTWTTA!
I swear I can hardly contain myself when watching this show - it's so easy on the eyes, ears ... love the direction, love the writing and the actors.
It's been a really long time, since a melodrama hit me that hard. Of all shows I'm watching right now, this is the one I look forward to the most!

So, Lee Sang Yoon, can you please come over and touch my wine glasses? Like...right now?!
*giddy*

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It is indeed very good!

The writer's previous collaborative work is very bittersweet so we will see how this goes (albeit the earlier work was for film and drama is a different beast).

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Guys, if you haven't yet---
check out - Gogh, Starry Night.

This week on Kdrama:
Most Adorable - Louie and Bok-shil
Most Hated Character - Professor Jin Sang (Drinking Solo)
and he's not even a villain.
Favorite Noona Romance - Jisoo and Park Si Yeon
Best Idol Rookie actor (member of a kpop group) - Key as Ki Bum(Drinking Solo)
Best Cry - Park BoGum (coz he's a puppy he got this)
Best Ahjumma - Queen Mother of the 4th prince and Stepmother of Ppal Gang in Jealousy Incarnate.
Most Sweet Innocent Moment - Louie-Bokshil hug on the beach, Seo In Guk's lone tear./ Piggyback ride with Bokshil snuggling on Louie's neck.
Most Boring -K2 and Yoona, PD thinks we are so in awe of those action scenes (yawn)
Too Intense for Nothing - Seohyun of Girl's generations as Sword Dancer/Assasin (MoonLovers)
Most Abused - King Lobster (Drinking Solo)
MoonLovers or MoonLight - Moonlovers for now.
Dangerously Thin but Good Actress - Park Ha Sun (Drinking Solo)
Most Pretty - Stephanie Lee (Second to Last Love)
Best Korean Cinderella in a modern setting - Park So Dam
Best Girl's Generation member as an Actress - Kwon Yuri (Gogh,Starry Night)
Most Depressing Actress - Guess Who? Hint: member of Apink. Yes, Na-eun!
Most Visually Appealing Drama - On the Way to the Airport
plug the hdmi to the 32 inch LED Tv
Most Handsome - Lee Sang Yoon (total package, that UEE is one lucky,lucky girl)
Guy who looks good in a White Sweater - Ji Soo
Best Boyfriend Material - Ji Soo
Best Girlfriend for Ji Soo - Me! ;-)

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I wish I could just like this comment. I really like rewound that scene six times to watch it.

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For some reason this show feels and looks like a dream. The color schematics is so nostalgic, its as if they want to take the viewers on a magical whimsical trip. For a melodrama, its not at all dragging.

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That's it! The atmosphere is so dream-like and heart tugging; getting to the end of an episode feels like waking up from a dream. LSY and KHN are perfect in the roles as kindred spirits.

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Its a bit like In the Mood for Love in being atmospheric and melancholic.

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You just sold the drama to me!

I was very tempted to watch it because i finished Liar Game not a long time ago and really wanted to see the main male actors play together again.

But if you say In the Mood of Love, i'm immediately on board. Where do i sign?

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How come I was living under a rock for not knowing about that film! Goodbye sleep.

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@Cool Girl, hope it lives up. Keep in mind its a K-drama with a number of episodes so quite different - but so far the way everything is brought together did give me a few ITMFL vibes.

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So the reason why some are hating on Moon Lovers because of the 2nd guy syndrome? Lol

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I loved the limping! Almost always in dramas, historical or otherwise, whether torture or near death falling events leave no trace behind, within a day or two at most!

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>>I loved the limping! Almost always in dramas, historical or otherwise, whether torture or near death falling events leave no trace behind, within a day or two at most!<<

But I agree with everything else. There are episodes of this show that are nothing short of magic, and there is a lot going wrong in the process of making those moments happen!

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Just to be clear: I don't mind that the character limps. But I think IU is terrible at acting a limp, and it is so distracting that it gets in my way of watching a scene. I want to stick a rock in her shoe to make it more credible. >.<

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I agree with you. I have had multiple ankle surgeries and if I dont exercise every day, or if it rains, I limp. Seeing her exaggerated, "I'm about to fall" movements makes me feel like she's mocking me. She needs to stand still or just "heal up".

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when my heel ligament was torn, there wasnt just a limp, I basically dragged my foot behind. see injured dogs that cant skip on three for some reason and just drag it- pretty much the same. I could only move really slow. there was not much aof a limp, it was more like the foot was swollen so I couldnt use it at all. but she has a limp like the one you´d get from walking on heels for too long.

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I had a school mate with poliomyelitis, he was limping like IU, it's pity, she'd forgotten which leg it was. I couldn't imagine which of these methods of torture they would use:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_methods_of_torture

http://www.cvltnation.com/one-thousand-cuts-terrifying-ancient-chinese-torture-and-execution-methods/

http://raoulschinasaloon.com/index.php?topic=2613.0

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Agree 100% too. And to make it worse she limped on the other leg in a later scene. And I was annoyed at myself for trying to rationalize that perhaps she was trying to show that both legs hurt and not that she forgot.
I know many have been annoyed at the director with the close-up shots (me too) but I realized that if one is getting a close up of a good actor emoting you get sucked in. However, when one is seeing the deer-in-headlights stare all the time, that really turns you off or like me I feel embarrassed for the poor actor. It is like subjecting someone's weakness to extra scrutiny.

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You noticed the change of injured leg also?! Is she going to keep up the limp till series end? Let's all chip in for surgery at Joseon Sports Injury Clinic.

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U much be expecting too much from this drama,100% perfect is impossible! Limping is just to show she is in pain......

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Rethinking abt it, dislike of IU's limping is like me dislike PBG's big mouth & big teeth. I don't watch moonlight bc of this, I just can't stand ........

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That is the first time I've ever heard that Park Bo-gum has a big mouth - I'd have thought the exact opposite, because his mouth actually looks pretty small to me.

One actor whose mouth and teeth are actually distractingly large, though, is Suzy. Though I don't think it's a problem of the features themselves so much as the way she vocalises and attempts facial expressions, which just makes them awkwardly evident (and I can't get the image of horse's teeth out of my head when she opens her mouth to yell).

This isn't a problem I've ever seen with other actors who have big teeth/full mouths (e.g. Kim Go-eun, Park So-dam, Jung Eun-ji, Kim So-hyun) so I really do think it's more about how people control that particular facial feature.

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Disliking IU's limping is not the same as disliking PBG's facial features. The former is a criticism on her acting while the latter is on his looks. Your comment is below the belt.

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This comparison doesn't make sense for two reasons. One, is that PBG mouth and teeth are pretty small compared to the majority of people. But that may just be your own opinion. Secondly, the dislike of IU's limping isn't about how she looks, it's her acting hat puts everyone off. It's one thing to dislike a drama because of their acting, but can't standing to watch a drama because of an actors looks is a different story.

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When PBG smile, his teeth cover >1/3 of his face, might be considered big?!

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I feel the criticism just based on the limping a bit too harsh..give her a break may be. The girl had a lot beating to take for how many days only God knows. Also in Moon lovers times moving quite fast. We even saw one year jump in timeline so may be she had long term pain to handle....lol I'm just imagining things may be ..but my point is a lot if time these scenes won't get through the cut unless director would get approval. So we don't know whether it's the actors fault or not. It could be prompts from the director that made her act that way for all that matter.
Also sometimes I'm happy that I belong to the general audience hehe. Just because I enjoy dramas without knowing which part is qualitatively not up to the level for critics. For instance just the fact that So is becoming more humane and the drama is making some clear cut definition of showing how at contrast.. acts of So and Wool are right now..considering wook is obviously bothered more about doubting Soo...rather than noticing how she said she missed him. Anyway apart from nam ji Hyuk's random love scenes which show could go without .... I think l like the pace of the story now..

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+10000% agree,

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So [my] precious! for Shopping King Louis. Loved the characters' development in this drama.

And at last, the game of thrones for Moon Lovers is finally starting. So hyped for next week.

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I agree. The line IS perfect, GF.

When they loaded their cast up with flower boys, they forgot what the audience is there for. Sure, we'll take some throne intrigue on the side with a dash of action, but, for god's sake, a soft look, a lingering pinkie touch, a lips/cheek graze.
It's Lee effing Jun Ki. He could kiss his (poor dead) horse and we would pant.

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This was meant for v:
-Lee Jun-ki being a hero! And getting a loveline! Is it Christmas? Also, was that so &$%#&$* hard?!

THIS 1000000%

Ah, mornings...

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-Lee Jun-ki being a hero! And getting a loveline! Is it Christmas? Also, was that so &$%#&$* hard?!

THIS 1000000%

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"Also, was that so &$%#&$* hard?!"

I stuck here! help me please XD

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Javabeans on Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo...
"The story is getting more interesting, but I feel like the execution is getting worse, and it’s gone from making me sad to making me mad. I keep telling myself I’ll let go of the what-ifs and if-onlys—but since I do quite like parts of the show, I can’t help feeling indignant that the result is so far below What Should Have Been. A lot of things got on my nerves this week, like the jarring transitions and IU’s stupid limping, but worst of all was that utter shitfest of an ending preview, which was legitimately the worst episode-ending preview I have ever watched in my entire life. I can’t believe the producers just undid all of the hard work the episode achieved in terms of conflict escalation and suspense-building, and just poop-bombed the “gotcha!” teaser in our laps at the end. How. Dare. You."

Considering it is a pre-produced series, and the entire team had loads of time to perfect it, where do you think it all went so wrong? O_O

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I've been planning to marathon this post-Moonlight since I heard the story's a lot better now. Does it get better production-wise though?

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I personally find the SBS re-edited versions just fine (you can find them on kissasian). And while it's true that there are a lot of what ifs and if onlys, there are a lot of good things going for it as well, so maybe try a few episodes and see if you like it. If not just drop it.

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It is wholly a matter of personal preference. Moon Lovers is one of those shows where most people think it's a disaster or grudgingly watch it despite the editing flaws and then you have people like me (maybe only me) who's like omg guyz I actually think this is a masterpiece. I watch it live, spend hours browsing tumblr posts and dropped Moonlight because I couldn't physically focus on another drama in the Monday-Tuesday slot.

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To me, this drama is very polarizing. Those who love it will love it to the core, those who hate it will loath it to the max. I am loving it and couldn't really see the flaws, apart from LJK being my main reason for watching and boy, he does like 99% being the one carrying the show, the storyline is in fact very interesting and I am saying this despite that I have watched the C-version. Nothing is predictable and it feels very refreshing. On a point of drama critics', this show may be a flawed one but there is something very addictive when comes to Moom Lovers. I watched other high rated dramas too this year like Moonlight, W and Doctors but they don't have the addicting factor, more of like feel good watching, that'all. But Moon Lovers getting me excited about Monday and I always ended up screaming at the end of every Tuesday, wishing for more.

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That's exactly how I feel for Moonlight too. I literally couldn't focus on ANY other drama right now. It's not a masterpiece, but it certainly holds the throne in my heart.

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I vote Moon Lovers as the strangest drama.If it was any other drama all the things that bothered me, and things that i dislike, would have dropped it long time ago. But strangely im tuning in every week, sometimes watch live if time permits. All those flaws and my dislikes i still see them or some i didnt notice but read about them. But for some reason i just need to see Wang So and Hae Soo through. Its like a child however difficult or hard journey you'll see it through. Thats how i feel about the show. Like i said.. Strange.

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Try the first few eps to see if it's okay with you.

I remember there's a thread in the early episodes where some beanies were saying "I didn't notice the flaws in this show until I started reading hundreds of comments pointing them out, and now all I can see is how ugly it is and I don't enjoy it as much as I would have."

Granted, people who don't notice the flaws are rare, but if you're potentially one of them, it would suck to have it be overturned by reading lots of criticism in advance.

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Huh. The show is flawed? It's a one-man show! Yeah, *you* know who I'm referring to. I see 99% Lee Jun Ki, 0.5% Kang Haneul, and I split the last 0.5% between LJK's eyes, LJK's smile, Nam Joo Hyuk, Ji Soo, and LJK's hair (in this particular order, but all bets are off if LJK smirks).

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You mean you're one of those rare ones? *takes out pokeball and aims it at E*

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I see 99% Lee Jun Ki, 0.5% Kang Haneul, and I split the last 0.5% between LJK’s eyes, LJK’s smile, Nam Joo Hyuk, Ji Soo, and LJK’s hair (in this particular order, but all bets are off if LJK smirks).

All of this.
I don't even care about the story at this point, as long as I can stare at LJK's beautiful face lmao

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I stopped reading DB's SH posts because I am one of those people who was enjoying the drama even with the flaws. After I saw the way it was going on DB, I bailed and I've just loved this drama. Are there flaws? Sure, but to me I'm just a sucker for this type of story.(I'm a huge fan of the C-Drama.)

I agree with @mary and would add that if you aren't hooked by the end of episode 4, it might not be for you.

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It's kinda sad because you have to skip the comments to enjoy the show, and yet, sometimes the comments make the show better. I love the funny ones and the ones that break down the characters' motivations because almost everyone is a different shade of grey (well, except maybe Queen SMSS who is 99.999% black and 0.001% white at this point), you can spend countless hours just arguing the actions of every person in the show. Or if you're lurking like me, just spend countless hours reading and nodding along with everyone-- even if they have opposing views! XD

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Are there flaws? I am watching the non sbs version and it doesn't seem incongruous to me.. also there is minute variation..I have checked watching the both version..and there are one or two scenes added at the main cut which doesn't upset the whole balance of the drama in general,imo.
And about the comment section of db..First of all just because people are saying there are flaws in the drama..does that make the drama experience worse? Umm it's a totally personal experience and seeing people talking about it doesn't take away the fun factor from it.And above all I loved the drama for the sake of the story as well...as I haven't seen the original...and there are so many power play in occurrence...so you can't but wonder at the range the show covers. I do admit the main riveting factor is So and Su..but their story is advancing quite rapidly because of the all background events...so they are not there just adorning the extra minutes.
But coming back to the stories I think either people love a show or they don't find it compelling...so it doesn't matter at the end who likes the show and who not. Criticism probably ensures the fact that the drama is creating lots of basis for discussion and that's a good thing.

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@mary : ... almost everyone is a different shade of grey (well, except maybe Queen SMSS who is 99.999% black and 0.001% white at this point)...

Agree.. and 0.001% white is include her hair

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@mary I'm not sad about skipping the comments section. It just is what it is. People have the right to be critical but some of DBs post have 800 plus comments. So if even 50% are negative, that just gets old especially because it is the same ole same ole.

@sky I think it is great if other people read the comments and it doesn't take away the fun factor. But people are different, and for me I just know when it's time to bail. No harm done. I actually find the DB comments useful on dramas I'm on the line about whether to watch or not.

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I have to agree, I'm obsessed with this drama and despite hating Mondays I look forward to them.

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on the other hand,
it also sucked when you realised the flaw and no one mentions it,
it can kill my joy even when I'm not commenting,
sometimes I wait until the same comment with mine appeared just to see what other loyal viewer think about,
is it just my rational sense, my nitpicking antenna or it just wasn't important

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@Nayour and @mary

I watched the first three-four episodes and stalled. I'm thinking of watching the first three re-edited SBS episodes first before continuing on. Are they also available on kissasian?

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Unfortunately no. So far I haven't seen any subbed version of the SBS re-broadcasted versions of episodes 1 - 3. Sorry ): but I don't think there's actually many differences in the scenes if I recall correctly, they just used better bgm/osts, and some scenes were longer and some shorter, choices in the shots I think etc.

PSA for anyone on the fence about watching Moon Lovers:
- Give it until episode 5 and if you're still not hooked, just drop it cause it's really not for everyone.
- Fair warning, it will make you cry so much but only episode 5 and onwards, episode 1 to 4 is a very bad attempt at setting up the story imo.

- also there's two versions airing simultaneously now (started from episode 7 I think) - international version (DramaFever, YouKu) vs. SBS version - small differences in both but still very annoying
- my advice is to watch the SBS version if you can, and you'll know it's the SBS version cause there's a faded SBS logo on the top right hand corner - it's just generally better and it's also longer so it has almost all the scenes that the int version has too and more - it's also the version dramabeans is recapping

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Just to point out - they release re-edit version since episode 4.

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The director, the editor, the writer, basically the entire production team is a mess. It could've been so good but they screwed it up with their bad choices. Only people I like in terms of the production team are the people in charge of the costumes, cause their outfits are just A++. But screw everyone else!

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Yep, I feel bad for the actors, who are for sure the best part of the drama. I'm loving IU, Kang Ha Neul, and even discovering Lee Jun Ki's charms (I did not watch anything of him before). They make an awesome lead trio. It is a pity that they are stuck with such mediocre team making so many bad choices...

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Sad; I kinda liked the original and was looking forward to the remake especially with all that eye candy. Although, from the sound of it, it's not really a remake anymore as much as a... strange sageuk. Thank goodness I didn't start on it.

Also, jb and gf, how do you guys watch so many dramas?!

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It's actually very nice..you should watch it,but well,idk,your choice. I dont know how to describe it..but for me,thank goodness that i gave Moonlovers a chance despite all those "IU eyes are too wide,background music is blah blah,editing is blah blah" comments. Because I can say is that moonlovers is flawed just like any other dramas are flawed. Story is actually very interesting,actually better than most of the sageuks or any drama type,characters are good and of course Lee Junki is top notch,I have absolutely zero problem with IU's acting or anything,too. The only problem i can think of that might bother me is that it's too short(20 ep) for such complex story.

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I recommend reading the comments on Dramafever's site. They tend to be 95% positive. It is actually amazing how many people are commenting they'd never heard of Lee Jun Gi before. Regardless of how people feel about this drama (and I'm sure he's disappointed in the ratings), his personal popularity internationally has exploded. Good for him.

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Makes me sad because I've been looking forward to this one, especially with the trailers deceiving me into thinking it would fill the SFD-sized hole in my drama heart. Well I have ep 10 paused and I'm wondering if I should give up. I certainly don't want to be angry because of a show. But then I'll have to wait even longer to get my Jun-ki fix. I think all the time in the world couldn't have helped this production team.

Funny thing is...I didn't mind the shower scene in The K2 as much as I did the awkward bath scene in Moon Lovers. Maybe it was the way it was shot. Or maybe it's because most of the princes in Moon Lovers are kids to me. The K2 one was simply hilarious. Unnecessary, but I laughed at the obvious fanservice.

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I will do that then. Thanks. :)

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Episode 11 is probably one of the best Korean drama episodes I've ever watched. I re-watched it and it still got me as much as the first time.

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Yess,ep 11 reallh get me crying and emotional..(SPOILER)
when hae su and lady oh hugged in the tunnel and when hae su whisper "why" to herself when wook turned his back to her.

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"...where do you think it all went so wrong?"

I read an interview that Lee Joon Gi gave around summertime. To paraphrase: We filmed comfortably for half the production but then, due to our inexperience with pre-production, we had to hurry in the second half.

I actually thought it was pretty candid of him to admit to this in a tactful way, which is actually why he's one of the few Korean actors who I bother to read interviews of as most are so careful about everything (which I get but, still).

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"I read an interview that Lee Joon Gi gave around summertime. To paraphrase: We filmed comfortably for half the production but then, due to our inexperience with pre-production, we had to hurry in the second half."

This for me makes the drama make sooooo much more sense.I was really enjoying this drama and the pace but around episode 10 or 11 things got weird. The pacing was so off and things started happening with no build up ex. Yeonhwa suddenly proposing to So for no logical reason other then history says so haha. I can see that they are rushing things which makes no sense since they still have so many episodes left.

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Episode 11 is like the best episode ever. I bet many diehard MLSHR fans will fight you about that. But I admit ep 12 and 13 felt super rushed and all over the place.

Also re: Yeon Hwa's proposal - I thought her motivations were quite clear, cause Wook was obviously gonna sell her out and marry her off as a concubine to Yo as collateral, so being the self preserving b*tch she is, she went to So to try to save her own sorry ass.

I think the problem is not only with the filming and directing but also the script. What I heard/read was (don't take my word for it though) is that it went from a pre-planned 24 episodes to 20 episodes, so they probably cut out like 4 episodes worth of material so maybe that explains the lack of build up to most things. I just blame this all on bad choices by SBS and the production team.

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I understood why she did it, The scene itself came out of nowhere, which is an editing issue. When you watch it they literally just cut right to her saying marry me. It was weird, no build up at all. We didn't see her thinking then walking to find him to ask nothing, just BAM marry me.

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I meant to say 12 and 13 not 10 and 11 but when I was writing it I couldn't remember what episode we were at and I didn't feel like looking but I remembered we were at at least 11. Laziness at its finest my friend ~

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Ugh then I totally agree with you. Laziness at its finest. So much things could've been better but I've just accepted this drama is a piece of work but imma stick through it cause there are still bits that I really really do like, also I'm lowkey LJG trash.

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no shame in my game I'm purely watching this show for Lee Jun gi haha The only time I'm okay with the ridiculous amount of close ups is when its of his prefect face.

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Maybe they should try hiring people who have experience in sageuks like the folks at KBS who are producing Moonlight. I was worried about it being a youth sageuk but knowing that Kang Byung Taek has directed some epic sageuks before makes me excited because he can't possibly screw this up.
Han Jung Hwan on the hand has never directed a sageuk in his life although he'd work as a producer for 2 sageuk project. The rest of the staff are not even worth talking about.

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Oh Scarlet Heart... It's not perfect but I still love and watch it religiously as if it is. For me, Lee Joon-gi and Kang Ha-neul are the biggest pulls, then it's the curiosity of where they're going in terms of story and plot development. Surprisingly, I do want to know, and I care about the characters, so big brownie points! It's such a shame though, because they have such a good base material to work with, plus the freedom to take a creative license to history, plus the capable lead actors (LJG and KHN mainly; IU is doing okay for me and not unbearably bad) and yet this is what they come up with.

Scarlet Heart could have been epic. I wish it was epic. I have resorted to imagining what SH could have become if it was handled by the production team who did TWDR and 6FD. Sure, we may have to sacrifice some of the romantic moments, but it will be deep and sincere; and instead we will get EPICNESS of everything else, and I think I would much prefer that.

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Oh and also, I want to SQUEEEEEE about Jealousy Incarnate this week. I knew it, Jo Jung-seok never failed me. He has so much charms and presence as an actor that I can't see anyone else when he's on screen. I'm only watching SH and JI now (dropped Moonlight, too boring), so between all the fan-girling for JJS and KHN, guess what I'm re-watching? Yes, it's Youth Over Flowers: Iceland. It's still a delightful watch, love the four stones' friendship and everyone is just adorable.

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Oh how I wish I could find Youth over Flowers Iceland subbed somewhere!!!! My DramaCool quit on me and at least I could watch the Africa version with the Reply 1988 boys - but I cannot find Iceland anywhere!!! Someone please help?

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Try kshowonline.com. They had it subbed already.

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@M3LON4 Yessss!!!!!! I too want to squee about that on db, but the ep 14 recaps are not up yet. It’s very hard to hold in the squee dramabeans, please do a recap before my heart literally explodes! Pretty please!

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Watching, Enjoying and Desperately waiting for - Drinking Solo.

Watched 8 episodes in 3 days and laughed out loud many times, Felt embarrassed on many occasions and saw My own life through 3 Exam Preparing Guys. That Kiss scene though. Home Run out of the blue.

FantastiC - I appreciate its humour and gradual shift from light to heavy moments in each episode. It's romance looks beautiful and conviced me that they actually are a couple and Its JTBC so I'm all in for it.

The K2 - Its TVN so your usual showoff channel with the same kind of content. It is all fun while you watch the episode but as soon as episode ends you get back to your usual self. It just doesn't lingers in your mind and it lacks emotional impact.

Woman with a suitcase - Concept is good but execution isn't. A lot of unexplained and illogical things happen and Characters lack Personality. Acting isn't amazing but Overall a passable watch.

Wish list - Thumping Spike 2, On the way to the Airport, 1% of everything.

Weekly - The Unusual Family and That Sun in the Sky.

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Still loving Shopping King Louie. It's so cute! The leads are so cute! Yoon Sang Hyun's extreme dark baggy eyes...hehe.

Also as a purse addict I noticed Louie was at the Coach store...

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I agree about K2 but last night episode went from non-memorable to absolutely boring. After watching I thought, "How can action be this boring?" The plot movement took less than 5 minutes of the show. The ramen commercial was longer.

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as fellow Drinking Solo's marathoners... it's gold that way.
You can enjoy and love all the things they did

sometimes I also feel the same way with TvN, it doesn't linger in the way I think it would be, #
and I like the K2 because I just did it without try to rationalised everything they did, something I enjoy when watching but not making me think about it after watching it

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We all cried when PBG cried. ?

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I was crying for most of the two episodes, but PBG and KYJ breaking down turned the crying into shameless sobbing.

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I cried when Yoo-jung cried first. T_T

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Park Bo Gum's tears are our tears T_T

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Bo Gum's tears should be nation's tears.

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OMG Hahahahaha!

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Amen to that

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I cried like crazy when PBG cried. It felt so real. I just wanted to hug him.

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Seriously. Kleenex totally should be a sponsor of this show - especially the last few episodes.

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what makes me love the scene is he hide his eyes and that moments just resonates to me,

we all have the tears we know useless but it also stupid to hold it back,
you need to cry but you know it changed nothing than make you feel disappointed in everything that happens,

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I find myself unable to want to watch any currently airing drama but Moonlight, so I've dug into my collection and this is what I'm currently (re) watching (along with MDBC, of course!). Apparently, I'm in a sageuk mood.

Arang and the Magistrate - I think this is the drama where I liked LJK best. I love, love Kim Eun-oh and his perpetual migraines.

Chuno - This is the third time I'm rewatching it, and I'm surprised that I'm more emotionally invested this time. I've always liked it, but this time I'm loving it!

Conspiracy in the Court - I thought now would be a good time to try to get through this again. I'm liking the story, but I find myself having to consult a dictionary to get through the subs!

Sungkyunkwan Scandal - My first genuine kdrama obsession, and I still love it to bits to this day. Fun trivia: Ahn Nae-sang is playing the same character Jeong Yak-yeong in Moonlight. Could the two shows be set in the same universe? Will Lee Seon-joon and Kim Yoon-hee show up as an older married couple and give our Yeong and Ra-on some advice? Please, Moonlight, give this to me!

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Haha, me too! I couldn't watch/focus on other dramas while waiting for Moonlight, I tried watching a few but lost interest as soon as I started, couldn't even get through Ep. 1 of The K2 and Shopping King Louis, now attempting 1% of Anything, but my heart is just not in it. Gah, I wish Monday is here already.

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I know! It's like a sickness! I don't usually live-watch too many dramas per week, but I usually manage at least 3! But watching old favorites makes me comfortable.

The preview is in 15 minutes. Then we might know the answer to last episode's cliffhanger. *takes deep breath to relax*

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I watched the preview. MY EMOTIONS ARE KILLING ME

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What the, they're still going through with the wedding! *cries*

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I shouldn't have waited up for the Moonlight preview. Now I'm just sad and I can't sleep

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The version uploaded on Instagram stopped working near the end, but the one on Facebook is fine.

OMG WAE

It doesn't spoil the end of last episode though?

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And they used Love is Over again.

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Please, don't remind me. I'd like to pretend that song doesn't exists. And I thought we're done with sad episode! But knowing Moonlight, the preview must be misleading again.

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I hope Ra-on and Yeong will make commitment of sorts before he goes through with the wedding. He looks so sad! Gorgeous, but sad!

On a brighter note, she wasn't caught! But what about their meeting? Perhaps she was talking to him in her first line?

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I'm so torn about the wedding because PBG looks so devastatingly gorgeous in his robes and I want to oggle, but the paaaaaiiin. Guy looks like he's walking to his funeral.

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On the other hand, thanks for this scene because damn PBG looks gorgeous!!

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I wanted the wedding over with, but when I saw the preview, I was like "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

I thought I was ready. Guess I wasn't after all. Thanks, MDBC. And yeah, PBG looks so handsome! I'll endure this for him.

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THAT PREVIEW!!!

Words of the day I tell you. I want Moonday to come cos I wanna know how the story is going to unfold but I also don't want it to come cos I don't wanna attend that wedding. Can they still get married but not be in the same scene? Because I feel for RaOn whenever CP is in the same scene with her. It's just too much to take. Just give us their individual shots so I can close my eyes whenever she comes on screen.

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Jo Ha-yeon sure doesn't look happy in the preview. Could it be that she now knows who Yeong's true love is?

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Omg, Sungkyunkwan Scandal meets Moonlight, just what we need!!
Can we please petition for this to be an actual thing? The royal couple and the two scholars :')

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I LOVE Lee Jun-ki as the Magistrate. Still my favorite role of his to date. Arang was my first live-watch since coming back to kdrama in 2011 so both the leads have a special place in my heart.

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I read an interview he gave after the drama where he said he wasn't completely satisfied with his acting because he was restrained or something, but it worked really well. I loved him in Time Between Dog and Wolf but noticed he had a tendency to overact. He slipped into the Magistrate role so perfectly, quirks and all.

I think he was also excellent in Two Weeks, though. I think that's my number 2 LJK role.

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"Conspiracy in the Court – I thought now would be a good time to try to get through this again. I’m liking the story, but I find myself having to consult a dictionary to get through the subs!"

MrX is old school and when he sub sageuks it is the closest you can get to it's original meaning. I got use to it after a while but I had to start off with a dictionary too lol.
I love the fact that important details and humor is not lost in translation. I don't even bother looking up the history with his subs. The only thing that I would look up is the location. I had to have that map in my head.

Read Head's recap here. It might make it easier for you.
http://www.dramabeans.com/?s=Conspiracy+in+the+court

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"Conspiracy in the Court" was pre-produced and this show benefit well from it. Park Jin Woo is not one of the best writer out there but give him time and he'd do a good job. When pre-produced is handled by competent people the result is great.

This was Ahn Nae-sang at his finest <3. So glad to see him Moonlight.

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I'm torn about the subs because MrX did a fantastic job in translating the yangban manner of speech into similarly antiquated, super formal English. If these people spoke English instead of Korean, that was how they would talk. I appreciate the care he took in getting the authenticity of his translation right. But it does take some time getting used to.

MrX did Chuno as well, and the subs were much, much easier to follow. It was super formal where it needed to be but I didn't need to consult my dictionary. I noticed similar translation patterns with CitC when a (usually villainous) yangban speaks, but it never bothered me. I guess it's because most of the scenes involved street-smart slave hunters and straight-talking former generals.

But yeah, CitC is very well made, and I've heard the budget is really small. Amazing what you can do with a talented team at the helm!

Ahn Nae-sang is <3

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Scarlet Heart - loving it, flaws and all. I like the time jump and have no issues with the limp. Figured out 7 episodes ago not to watch the previews. There are side stories they didn't have time to develop that should have been let go, but I continue to find this very binge worthy. If the rumor is true that the script was changed to focus even more on the So/Wook story, I'd be interested to know why. I saw the cdrama and it is a big chunk of the drama but with only 20 episodes here, it is gonna be a roller coaster to wrap this up.

Fantastic - probably the most underrated drama I am watching. Romance, friendship, bromance, humor, redemption. It has gotten better as it has gone on. They dealt with js medical issues well.

Let's Drink - also improves as it has gone on. I am glad I gave this a 2nd try even if I do end up skipping the drinking scenes.

K 2 - I just don't know what to think about this one yet. Oh but I do know the director should hold the camera still.

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Beanies, the battle of the breads has never been this diverse.
Starting the week is the Woman who's pulling her Suitcase all the way to McD's, followed by three friends enjoying a whopper instead of Drinking Solo. Then we got Quiznos who might want to consider creating a special Jealousy (in Korean Hwashin) sandwich so Jung-won can take a good bite of it. But the real question is, when will Yoona finally discover the sub that's as delightful as The K2?
Speaking of Subway, I wonder what happened, did it go all diva, started to demand more screen time or refused to make an appearance if it's not blatantly obvious (like being twirled and get a dance performance for 5 minutes in slow motion), therefore is starting to lose its alpha bread position?

Anyway, another busy drama watching week and I'm still catching up.

MDBC: It's been said tons of times that this production is nearly perfect but I think it wouldn't be so prominent if there weren't other dramas airing where you can't help but think that some PDs treat their multimillion dollar projects like a directorial playground.

Scarlet Heart: Seeing we're back to the sloppy directing, editing and writing I almost wish ep.11 never happened (ok not really) because now we've evidenced what could've been. My guess is PD & Co. went on vacation during the production and editing of ep.11, had another team do all the work, then came back for this week's episodes. But finally KHN was giving more to do except for pining for Su. Because as much as I enjoyed him being the knight in shining armor, seeing him as a cunning and cold blooded prince is definitely more compelling.

Drinking Solo: Every single character is interesting and contribute so much to the show, it's pretty amazing. And I cannot wait to see Jung-seok suffer next week. *cue evil laughter* (I want to watch 1% of Anything as well but how to find the time ?)

Woman w/ Suitcase: Well hello JJM-ssi, you may join YJT, YKS & co. in the sizzling oppa category.

Jealousy Incarnate: I'm in the middle of ep. 14 and boy, it's surely getting more and more crowded on the HW ship. (Go find a free seat yourself, I've been camping here since the first episode and not gonna move an inch. ?) And what kind of sacrificial offerings do I have to make to have JJS win the Daesang at this year's SBS awards...

On The Way To The Airport: Ack, I'm behind this week but I want to fully appreciate every second of this therefore will watch this later today in a quiet moment.

Shopping King Louis: MBC stop messing around with the flow of your shows by ripping the episodes apart. I think this is my currently sweetest couple in dramaland (and they're not even together yet) - sorry Yeong&Ra-on - but how in the world can SIG and NJH be so darn cute?! And how can SIG play one memorable character after another?

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Fantastic: Oh my gah, dongsaeng-ssi...just break my heart, why don't you. How old is Ji Soo again? Whatever, "the road to hell is paved with pretty boys." (quote girlfriday) ?

C4K: Assa, we've made it. I feel like I deserve an extra cookie or something for watching all 16ep. Lol
I don't regret it but if I haven't watched it while it was airing this would've never made it onto my "to watch" list. It was ok as a filler while waiting for subs of other dramas but I'd not waste 16h on this. Lol, am I making any sense?
At least they stayed consistent with two things throughout the whole show: the in your face OST and HJ's blankface. I always feel so bad for the guys in dramaland who have to kiss a wooden block. They kiss and kiss and girl just doesn't respond. ?

The K2: Heol, this PD/writer duo are definitely no fan of subtlety, aren't they? This drama continues to give me whiplash. And they really need to learn when it's enough, the longer some scenes go the more the mood gets ruined. And I can only repeat myself, stop shaking the damn camera ffs, when did I board a rocky boat without knowing?
Now excuse me while I go and cook some ramyun, PPL's definitely working here (though this week's ramyun scene was extreme cringeworthy I have to say).

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Lol, i was on that seat since the first minute of the ep 1...lol...JJS is hands down one of the best actors. He makes it so effortless, it's amazing.

I agree on Jo Jin Moo...i have a thing for older men....i just want him to look at me..

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You are so right about the length of scenes in The K2 ruining the mood. Like, I could have found the ramyun-dance quirky and cute...if she wasn't jumping up and down, in slow-mo circles for over a minute. What I don't get is if the director was going to slow down the moment...why did he have it go on for so long? Less is more. It would have been sweet to see her just smile about the simple pleasures in life, but they chose to go overboard with the moment.

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And the way Je-ha was also flailing around in that scene was just so urgh and I was like...wtf is this? Which PD in their right mind would tell their hero to act like that? This was no Park Bong-soo adorkableness but just gave me the worst second hand embarrassment.

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The writer is actually really bad at humor and making his leads fall in love. I never understood how, why and when did Joo Won's character fell in love with KTH's all of a sudden and these were the same vibes I got from that scene with JH monitoring Anna.

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Overall, I like Ep 5. But the ramyun scene alone made me feel so angry with both the writer and the director.
My JCW deserves so much moreeee. And I believe YoonA is capable of more subtle emotional expression as well.

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I'm going to watch Jealousy Incarnate ep 14 again to wash me of this oily nonsense.

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JJS deserves a Daesang. But SBS has more 20+/15+ ratings shows, so you never know what they would go for. But the quality is here.

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I heart dongsaeng-ssi!! Jisoo is 93-er and is 23 (24 Korean age). I really enjoy this drama since it's got a great balance between comedy and the heartfelt moments.

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How Seo In Guk can play one memorable character after another? Because he is playful. He likes taking on roles, even when he is not in a drama. Did you know he is sort of addicted to role playing computer games? he is sort of like a ten year old in that getting absorbed into a game comes easy for him.

I just had a museum program with grown ups and some said it was difficult to step into the reality of the role play we did without preparation. They would have need a preface, an introduction. I think SIG is one of the people who would not need more introduction that one keyword. there were a few who went along from the start for me, but most did not.

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The director of K2 is kind of a nerd. He wants to do all kind of actions scenes and wants to use every new technology available. 360 degree fighting angle action view was played for total 10 seconds in 2 scenes. But Director Knew this kind of graphics existed and move ahead for it being looking COOL. There is in and out play of camera. Again Director wanted to provide Viewers real time fight preview. Director thought it would look like semi-3d but i actually ended up messing the angle view of fights.

In Sports Video Games different views are provided and i think director went for same View but result is in front of all of us. Director went overboard with the usage of technology and that's it. Maybe he was hyped up to get an action drama with good budget and wanted to do everything he always wished to be in an Action drama.

In latest episode we had even drone view of buildings. This clearly shows how much director is influenced by the technology. He wants to attract the attention but Overall i think it is actually messing up the whatever-little-story this show has.

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I just watched episode 09 of Drinking Solo and my blood is boiling.

I want to punch Mr. High Quality Jin Seuk. Our Girl Crying made me miserable.

On the other hand Ki Bum is watching many downs one after another.

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oh my god oh my god.....JJS wining Daesang at the end of this year will be the best thing ever. please god make this come true. he's such a good and versatile actor.

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"Moon lovers marathon after it ends " is scratched out of my To do list... I don't want destroy my love LJK & KH

Now my watch list
MDBC sorrow was not enough... I went on with secretly and greatly, train to busan, ouroboros.. all in 1 1/2 day.. I was a crying panda next day...& my co-workers teasing, if my boyfriend (don't have one) dumped me on my day off..

SKL- if Louis remembers everything & forgets bok shil... i'm out of this show..

JI- i have to replace the rewind button

K2- I just want see JCW stammering... I don't care about anything else...

C&4N- just happy it ended...

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Moon Lovers is a vehicle for LJK love.

Anyone who watches this and isn't in love with LJK yet will most definitely fall. And if you already like him and you watched this, you're gonna fall even harder.

I feel like the ratings of this show are directly proportional to LJK's amount of screentime per ep. XD

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LOL. So true.
Almost everyone watching Moon Lovers will fall for him. To me, LJK is Wang So and he owns that role. LJK rarely tackle romance genre and when he becomes Wang So, literally melting every girls' hearts. And not speaking only of his swoony-ness, he is really good in Moon Lovers, giving away really powerhouse and superb acting, which I personally feeling is a notch or two above his previous performances.

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This:

Anyone who watches this and isn’t in love with LJK yet will most definitely fall. And if you already like him and you watched this, you’re gonna fall even harder.

is SO TRUE. It's a good thing I watch this while seated, or I'd have head injuries from swooning so often.

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Honest to my last, Moonlovers, it's just because of LJK that i watch it, if not, it's out.

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If you love Lee Joon Gi, YOU HAVE TO WATCH MOON LOVERS. It'll only intensify your love for him, no less. He basically more than doubled his instagram followers since the drama aired, so while the ratings is a total flop, he gained a lot of new fans and deservingly so because he is literally perfection as Wang So. Easily his best performance to date.

Also Kang Ha Neul is really really good as well, granted I haven't seen much of his previous works but that boy is good, and so terribly underrated.

The production might be lacking, some of the cast might be lacking, but their characters Wang So and Wang Wook are so interestingly complex, I totally don't blame any actor for wanting to play them.

(hmm.. now that I'm reading back my comment, it seems like I might have been over selling ML a bit too much, so bit of warning, it's still very lacking in many aspects and it might not suit everyone's taste, but give it a try for Lee Joon Gi cause it might just be totally worth it (; )

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Seriously, if you're into Lee Jun-ki or Kang Ha-neul, hold on to that marathon and maybe put some cushions on the floor to hit when you swoon because like everyone says, Moon Lovers will only magnify your love for those two and especially Lee Jun-ki.

The drama itself is flawed but them? They're perfect.

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Just like girlfriday, I abused my rewind and reply button on JI ep 14. The audition was hilarious AND the ending part was *cough*... (excuse me while I try to find the most suitable adjective)

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Too hot,,,,,tooo real.....For a minute i wish they were dating. Gummy is lucky...that's for sure

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Ikr. Their chemistry is evident! But... despite my love for their characters, deep down in my heart, I still hope GHJ ends up with So Ji Sub. *sigh* there is a ship that never sinks.

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*hear touch love ost*...me too they were just perfect

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lol I would settle for them working together again. If they're going to have smoochies, I want to actually get to see it shot and lit nicely, with an appropriate soundtrack ;)

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I'm still rewinding and replaying the end of episode 14! So so GOOD!!

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My parents are sleeping right now, and I'm afraid if I join you replaying that scene, they'll hear my squeal from the other room. Besides, I need to give my laptop some rest, lol! Enjoy the scene, then! :D

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I'm just going to rewatch it again as well.

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HUHU STEP STEP WHERE DO WE GO NOW?!

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Dammit, I'm still just at the 25 minute mark and sooooo tempted to skip forward to watch the end now *patience angieya patience*

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