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Why You Should Watch: Father, I’ll Take Care of You

We’re trying out a new feature, which we’re calling Why You Should Watch, because we’ve been wanting to open up more avenues for talking about dramas outside of recaps and series reviews, and to give you guys a chance to participate directly as well. The title’s pretty self-explanatory: Here’s your chance to present a case to the world for why people should be watching a drama. Be your drama’s best advocate!

We know there are holes in our coverage and wish we could give every drama a chance in the spotlight. We also know that you all, the readers and drama fandom, are sometimes itching to chime in, and we wanted to open up more places for discussion to flourish about dramas that don’t get regularly recapped here—we have What We’re Watching threads and Open Threads and Drama Hangouts, but sometimes a body just wants more. I feel that pain too. When you’re a hardcore fan, those thoughts and feelings and giddy exclamations just want to come pouring out regardless of time and place and propriety, and we want to make room for them here, at K-drama addicts central.

So I’ve decided to kick things off with the inaugural post, to make a case for why more people should be watching Father, I’ll Take Care of You. (To be totally transparent, I may have thought up this Why You Should Watch feature after being frustrated that the latest What We’re Watching was just too short to explain all the reasons I’ve gone giddy for this show, and wanting to talk about it to somebody, anybody, without committing myself to six months of recaps. So maybe the idea was mostly selfishly motivated, but hey, sometimes selfishness can lead to helpful things!)

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Father, I’ll Take Care of You may seem like an odd show to get all bouncy and excited about, given that it’s a simple, straightforward, fifty-episode weekend family drama that is populated with lots of characters you’d like to shake. It’s not cleverly plotted, it’s not a new idea, it’s standard lighthearted weekend fare. So why care?

I present to you Exhibit A:

I have more exhibits, but come on. Isn’t that enough? *rewatches* *loops over and over* *mesmerized*

I firmly believe that a family weekend drama lives or dies by the pull of its youngest loveline—there are always tons of other characters and a myriad of other life issues represented (housewives, working life, in-law relationships, and so on), but if you have a dull-as-dirt youthful romance, you’re toast. Conversely, if that maknae romance gets the viewers excited, then it can nigh carry the whole show—if I’ve realized anything after watching family weekenders, it’s that I’ll go through a lot for the sake of a cute, satisfying loveline.

Park Eun-bin (Age of Youth, Secret Door) and Lee Tae-hwan (W, Come Back Ajusshi, High School King of Savvy) take up this role in this drama, and boy are they ever pulling their weight and more. The show definitely understood this, since it started with them and launched into their story right away, and despite the attraction unfolding a lot quicker than I understood in my head, I was so charmed by it that I didn’t care. Why is he so moony-eyed over her already? Shouldn’t he be more guarded about the weird stranger? I don’t know if I quite get it. GO ON, GIVE ME MORE.

One thing the drama does well is in building up their moments from the start, delivering just enough morsels to keep me eager for more. In the beginning, I would watch everything so that I would understand the family dynamics, and found myself sitting up and my heart speeding up anytime either of these characters showed up onscreen, even when not directly involved in a loveline moment.

Then as the episodes went on, I found myself so impatient for their scenes that I fast-forwarded everybody else, and found that I didn’t miss not watching those stories. On the contrary, it made me love this show even more, because it was 100 percent good stuff, and I was eating it all up.

But to give some context, here’s what the show is about:

The “father” in the title refers to the family patriarch played by Kim Chang-wan. He and his wife live on the second floor of a three-story villa that they own. The family matriarch (played by Kim Hye-ok) has worked tirelessly for forty years taking care of children, parents, and in-laws, and now that her children are grown and her mother-in-law (Grandma Na Mun-hee) has moved out (albeit to the apartment above, on the third floor), she is beyond thrilled have her life all to herself. She’s in her golden years and determined to make the most of it.

That’s until—long story short—two of her grown sons run into tough times and come crawling back to live with Mom and Dad, ruining her golden retirement.

Doormat First Son and his wife end up living in the basement with their two children. Selfish Second Son and his wife claim the first floor for themselves and their son. Mom was planning to rent out the first floor and enjoy the extra income, and is indignant at her foolish children for ruining it. But Father, despite being soft-hearted and gentle, is unmovable in his stance that they take care of the kids in their time of need.

But on to the good stuff!

Lee Tae-hwan plays the third son, Sung-joon, a successful mid-level director at a large company who has worked the past two years in Taiwan. It’s there that he first runs into Park Eun-bin’s character, Dong-hee, and they have a few bonding moments before they go their respective ways. Then he returns to Korea, moving back in with his parents (on the second floor)—and finds out that the strange girl he ran into in Taiwan is now living in his villa’s rooftop room. Moreover, she’s his in-law—and while he seems chuffed at the former prospect, the latter is distinctly disappointing.

Park Eun-bin’s Dong-hee isn’t very related to Sung-joon: He is the younger brother of her sister’s husband, and her sister is actually a second cousin.

On top of that, a birth secret hints that Sung-joon isn’t actually Father’s third biological son, but likely an adopted one. Fauxcest averted!

Dong-hee’s brother (actually second cousin) has ruined their family financially: He fleeces his brother-in-law (First Son) and wrings his own grandmother dry, then flees abroad (hence Dong-hee’s trip to Taiwan to find him).

That’s how Dong-hee and her grandmother (let’s call her Grandma-in-law) end up moving into the rooftop room, because Father hears of it and is too compassionate to ignore their plight. Of course, that means that we now have five levels of one villa chock-full of one family and its in-laws, and all the relationship clashes that ensue.

Among Oppa’s victims is Sung-joon’s company, and they decide to go after Dong-hee instead, and because she’s a decent person with a sense of guilt that her brother doesn’t share, she finds herself backed into all sorts of financial corners. In a convenient turn of events, Sung-joon’s colleague insists on hiring Dong-hee to work for free, to pay off the amount Oppa stole, which brings the couple into constant contact both at home and in the office.

There is a dreaded Rival Woman, but Sung-joon is so smitten with Dong-hee that it’s not angsty in a bad way. I mean, come on, just compare how he looks at Dong-hee (above) to how he looks at his leech-ladyfriend (below).

The romantic elements are very simple, and it’s not like there’s anything exceptionally fresh or different about the romance to make it so addicting. And yet, I get excited anytime Sung-joon and Dong-hee run into each other accidentally, or all the times he loiters outside her door trying to find excuses to talk to her, or how he seems to love taking her by the hand whenever an occasion presents itself. *eeeee!* The details are dropped in tantalizing bite-sized pieces, and add up to something much more giddy-making than each of the parts.

The show also thrives on its knack of throwing them together in all sorts of situations that are squee-inducing even when they’re blatantly transparent, because they push all the right buttons anyway. I don’t care why they’re together now, I just care that they’re together! Washing dishes! Making kimchi! Babysitting nieces! Yes, please, and thank you!

As for the rest, well, I’ll let the clips do the talkin’.

 

Sung-joon to the rescue:

 
Library week was a great week:

 
*pat pat*

 

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And now it’s your turn!

If you’d like submit an entry for Why You Should Watch, email your submission to hello@dramabeans.com.

A few guidelines:

  • Your entry can be short or long (but let’s not go crazy here; we may edit if it’s insanely long).
  • Include at least one image and one video clip.
  • It can be a show that has been recapped, because the idea is to appeal to people who have not yet seen it—so even if we’ve written twenty recaps, the new viewer probably hasn’t read any of them. We do, however, think the idea is particularly useful for unrecapped and/or underrepresented dramas.
  • Write for an audience who has not seen the show yet. Assume no prior knowledge! (And don’t give away major spoilers.)
  • Please, to the best of your ability, use proper grammar and spelling, and spell out full titles and names (no acronyms).

Happy writing! We look forward to being persuaded into watching tons of new dramas we can’t possibly have the time to add to our watchlists but will, come hell or highwater, manage to anyway! It’s the addict’s way. *dramaholic salute*

 
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so lee tae hwan is kim jae won lost brother?
woww so excited

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Yes!! I always thought he was super cute and needed to be the lead in a drama. I don't usually watch long dramas because I think they will drag a lot, but I really want to give this one a try

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I agree! It's funny though because Seo Kang Jun was the first to break out with bigger roles/ popularity but I think Lee Tae-hwan is the stronger actor

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yess, mee too
i dont really like to watch long drama. but i try this because of lee tae hwan and kim jae won
and i'am addicted now because of the story
hope it not become makjang story

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btw, which ep that hint lee tae hwan is kim jae won's brother?
sorry i ask this, because in beginning , i skip a lot
i just watch lee tae hwan park eun bin scenes :)
but now i already watch whole episode :)

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Yes! I think they are, the hints I don't remember which chapter exactly, but they're there, kinda obvious... at least to me.
And ranze don't feel bad, I do the same. I skipped a lot of stuff at first. But then when I got more into it I slowed the skipping down a bit, tho I still watch mostly for the main couples. I am in love with Lee Tae hwan, I think he's doing some great acting and I really hope he starts to get some big roles from now on.

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What you should watch - 1st chosen show is Father I'll Take Care of You. 80+ comments. Checks them and most are about this new startup. On Mydramalist Each week why-you-should-watch-this-show articles are published.

Also 1st 'Why should Watch' talked about a FAMILY DRAMA and ignored all aspects of the family and why should someone invest their time in 50 ep drama if the only appealing factor is Romance of a Couple.

Sung Joon's brothers situation and bit-bite between sister-in-laws is quite good one here.

Though, Story lacks proper charactersiation and timeline is quite messed up in many of the episodes.

As for what i would like to see - Blow Breeze getting some discussion/recommendations etc.

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Now THIS is exactly what I needed! Thanks Javabeans for this new feature!

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exactly my tots word for word. I am so excited abt it. tot I was d only one watching. glad to know it's not. Thank you so much java beans for this.

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Oh! so javabeans you're trying to get us to watch this now? I actually put this show on my to-watch list after I read this week's WWW but now that I watched these clips this is too cute not to watch, I feel like I have to watch it right now, so off to watch!

Here, you succeeded LOL!

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When I saw jb's comment on WWW, I had the absolute opposite response. I was like NOOOOOO she's going to make me watch this. My Pacino's Godfather moment: Just when I thought I was out (of 20+ ep dramas), javabeans pulls me back in!!!

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What a lovely surprise new feature~ I hope a lot of beanies hop on the PEB/LTH squee train.

Btw, javabeans, I believe the second daughter-in-law played by Shin Dongmi should have been Heesook.

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Blarg, yes it should! Fixed!

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This is such a great idea!

I **know** this is a dumb question, but is this only for k-dramas? If so, that's great! But I have been dying to chat with someone about the Chinese drama "When A Snail Falls in Love".

Either way, this is just a great idea!!!

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I've been meaning to ask the same question too! I really want to discuss about this jdrama that I've been LOVING, called "Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu". At times like this i wish dramabeans catered to jdramas / cdramas as well T_T

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I've been dying to discuss Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu too. I've been trying to find site purely to discuss this but i can't find one. I love DB for all the healthy discussion we have here. But boy how i wish we can discuss about jdorama too. ?

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In dramacool's episodes sections - disqus comment area. Live translation and discussion happened. You can find a lot of meaningful comments there.

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Where do you guys watch Japanese dramas?! I used to be obsessed and watch them all the time...like 6 years ago...but then all the sites I was watching them on shut down. I am missing my j-drama fix, I feel so out of the loop now!

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Google it. You will find more than 3 dozen illegal streaming sites.
Kissanime was hacked and so Kissasian went down but now its back. Dramacool has most of the recent years jdoramas. Well, most of viewers depend on torrents nowadays.

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thkx i didn't know this drama , now i 'm going to watch it!!!!

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Same! I wist there were sections on Dramabeans for other Asian dramas as well. This blog is just the best.

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YES! Can we open it to Chinese dramas? Japanese doramas? Nowadays China has been producing some decent dramas ( their ancient costumes are so lovely and vibrant).

Anyhow love this type of post! You had me sold when you said Lee Tae Hwan and Park Eun Bin xD

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I was literally just about to comment this! 2016 is the year i really got to explore Japanese and Chinese dramas and it would be great to see them in this 'why you should watch' segment. A lot of Japanese dramas have such a breezy, slice of life feel to them while still maintaining a sense of eccentricity.

I think in terms of Korean dramas, it would also be great for this segment to discuss some older kdramas. I've been into kdramas for quite a few years now but there are a lot of new fans who are unaware of some of the amazing older dramas. Even i still find myself stumbling upon amazing older dramas that were just never on my radar at the time. I feel like some dramas may have even been ahead of their time because while i was uninterested in the year they were released, i get so shocked at how much i enjoy them now.

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I agreed with Alua down below, we should keeo Dramabeans as a place for Kdramas discussion, especially now that there are more stations coming up and more shows for them to cover. Even with the help, they couldn't cover all the Kdramas currently airing.

There are a lot of smaller communities out there for Cdramas and Jdramas and other countries. We need to give them a chance to thrive as well. Just like how dramabeans started out as a small place run by one person.

Some sites:

ninjareflections.com
koalasplayground.com
avirtualvoyage.net

Feel free to add to this list!

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Literally JUST finished "When A Snail Falls in Love" and it was really good…I agree, can we open this up to more than just korean dramas!?

On a side note, I'm adding this featured show on my list because the screen caps already make me squeegee

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When A Snail Falls in Love was great from beginning to end.

Hands down one of my top 5 dramas of the year.?

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just a single segment should be enough... Pretty please DB..

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Although I watch more and generally prefer Japanese dramas, I think it's appropriate that Dramabeans is focused on Korean dramas only. If they opened up to J and C and T dramas – just think how many more dramas there would be to cover (they couldn't, and people would surely keep asking why X isn't recapped or Y).

There is however the Open Thread, where dramas from other countries can and are often discussed.

For Nige Haji (which I also love to bits), you could also take a look at Koala's Playground, Koala didn't recap the drama but she did put a few posts (one about the Koi dance I think), so you surely can find people to discuss it there.

Dramajjang was recapping it, although they are not that thorough or analytical as Dramabeans and it doesn't seem like a blog where much discussion goes on. Still, you can find some fellow fans there.

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I was looking for a place to find out about Chinese (language--meaning Taiwanese, Hong Kong, or Chinese) or Japanese dramas, since I like a smaller percentage of their storytelling style than Korean style, but I sometimes need something to watch while I'm waiting for a favorite Korean drama to update, and I found http://www.ninjareflection.com/
The site doesn't have a lot of people commenting, but the thing I like about it is that she does a Friday drama roundup where she talks about the new ones she's watched that week, covering Korean, Chinese, and Japanese language dramas. I've found some keepers that way and had to wade through fewer crappy dramas.

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Oohhh I like this new feature. I was a little curious about Father, I’ll Take Care of You after reading your comments in the WWW thread. And I like both Park Eun Bin and Lee Tae Hwan. I just have never watched a family weekend drama or finished one. @[email protected];

I may have watched a few episodes of High Kick Through The Roof, but barely. I don't remember it. ^^"

Anyways, I just allowed myself to watch the first clip. That height difference! That bear hug! Squee. ♥♥

Umm yeah, gonna have to give this weekender a shot now. LOL

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Oh my god, I LOVE High Kick, even though I didn't have the time to finish it when I was younger. Loved the poor sisters, found the romances cute, and hated that bratty little girl. Maybe I should watch the rest...

But yes, I'm super curious about this drama. Should definitely sneak a peek ASAP!

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As I was convincing myself to take on this fifty-episode mammoth, I started listing all the weekend dramas and daily sitcoms I started but never finished:
My Husband Got a Family
What Happens to My Family?
Unstoppable Marriage
High Kick 3: The Revenge of the Short Legged

I always resorted to just watching their clips on YouTube. I'm willing to make the sacrifice for Lee Tae Hwan, but does it really count as watching when I fast-forward everything but Lee Tae Hwan and Park Eun Bin?

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I can totally understand how you feel. I did the same thing when i watched five enough. I only watched the part where there is sangmin-yontae couple, and just fast forward the other couples ^^
And now i think i'm going to watch this show too.

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Yep yep yep!!! fastforwarding is the key!! I can't stand the other storylines, is someone trying to kill us with boriness?!

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I also started watching this show for Lee Tae Hwan and Park Eun Bin; they have the cutest storyline, so yes, FF is my best friend.

But I started liking the storyline of the two kids (I believe Ji-Hoon and Chang-Soo) who were switched at birth.

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Nice to find out many of us are fast-forwarding. Like JB, I too watched the first few episodes then started to fast forward to the maknae love-line scenes. The other women in the show are loud, delusional, obnoxious, vicious, uncouth, selfish, devious, greedy,....the negative adjectives could go on and on. I'd like to put them on prozac, valium or HRT (hormone replacement therapy) but since I can't, I fast-forward. Most of the men are not much better. This must be the hallmark of Korean family dramas. Since I generally don't like shrill verbosity, the fast-forward function is useful.

Now if the maknae lovers storyline could be condensed into an 8-10 episode drama...... I would in for the run because they are a cute watch.

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This is a great idea, I have this drama on my list to watch.

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After I finished watching the latest episode of Goblin, I was bored. Then I remember JB was watching a drama with Lee Tae Hwan and Park Eun Bin. I then decided to watch some clips posted above but ended up watching the drama!

I love the maknae OTP and just like you JB I watched the first few episodes in full then later skipped just to see their scenes together. That height difference is just too cute and LIBRARY week is indeed the cutest library scene I've known in dramaverse!

aaahh, what did I get myself into? watching a 50-ep drama!

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Is it makjang? I like regular family drama better than makjang. I feel like watching makjang can be very exhausted.

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There are a couple of storylines that sound like they'd be straight out of a makjang, but the tone is generally much lighter, and you can tell that the storylines are going to be resolved with lots of heart and humor. Some characters are annoying, and I fast-forward through many bits, but I expect I'll do less fast-forwarding once the requisite character growth takes place and we get to the more touching part of the story.

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@BellaMafia, Risa explained it better than I can. And I totally agree with her ;)

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How many episodes?

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There will be 50 episodes.

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SO EXCITED FOR THIS FEATURE!!!

Is this open to J-Dramas & C-Dramas as well??

This is similar to 5 Reasons to Watch: [insert drama title] on mydramalist

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Thanks Javabeans! I was actually contemplating whether I should invest my time in watching this long drama. Thanks to you and the lovely video clips, I shall!

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Just watched 10 eps of this drama today...and I'm loving it! I love it even more now (esp Sung Jung and Dong Hee cos they are reading one of my favourite storybooks of all time...Anne of Green Gables!!!!

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OH MY GOD!
Here i am thinking that I'm the only one so damn sold with Sungjoon and Donghee!
And I also didn't have anyone to talk to about this. This post save my life! I might found some more people that is in love with the drama. Well actually as of now I'm watching for the maknae lovelines only. They're toooo cute! >__<

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Omg, thank you so much for doing this!
I am absolutely in love with this drama right now. At first, I started watching it for Lee Taehwan, but I didn't expect to fall in love with their couple line this much. Glad I'm not the only one xD
But yes, they're both too cute together! >.<
I watch the full episodes with no fast-forwarding just to be updated with everything, but I look forward to their scenes the most, even if they are a bit short (and omg, that kimchi scene!~ He is so head over heels in love with her!)

I was sad that no one was really watching this drama because I had no one to fangirl with, but hopefully this post will generate more viewers :)

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I haven't missed any scene of the show. I just can't FastForward watch any show. "I missed something" Thing keeps on popping in my mind. And that show doesn't demand FF at all.

In open+rating threads i always mentioned it. And there are few others who are watching it.

In my opinion watching a long family drama for a specific couple isn't much logical thing to do. In recent episodes the projected couple had quite less screentime.

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I'm the same. I'm not able to fast forward through a show. Any drama that needs fast forwarding has been dropped. My question, is the rest of the drama compelling enough to take a chance on it?

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I do the same. If i feel like i can't tolerate a part of story which takes consideration portion of airtime then i just drop it.

It is a family drama so we have 6 different type of pairings and 2 different styles of couple. The thing i liked most was serious issues handled in lightly. This show is fun to watch and other stories are compelling but many of the characters are bluntly unreasonable and annoying.

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I can't bring myself to fast-forward neither. I worry I would have no clue what's going on. I feel guilty for fast-forwarding that I can't count the drama as one I've watched (i.e., I don't give myself a bean for that drama).

I've only watched one drama on fast-forward, but I read the recaps while fast-forwarding to fill in the blanks. I feel less guilty watching dramas in the background while multitasking than fast-forwarding through them.

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ahh i have done the same in my Mdramalist. I never add shows that i've dropped or put on hold or fast forward. I, too, do multitask while watching dramas. 1+ hour is long time to spend on a episode.

FF brings a feeling into me that i missed something crucial, something significant related to the character. Hence i just make proper judgement about them or their actions. Same about the events. FF through few episodes and you start to ask why a character is behaving/acting like that.

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This is completely unrelated but seeing your username I'm just wondering whether the Korean cook book I got for Xmas is written by you :--)

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I LOVE THEM!!
And them alone (for now).
I do care about the scandal that happen with switch at birth sons but i dont seea problem in it except the second brother overly ambitious wife, and i am glad that her son can get away from that hell. Boy is almost committed suicide!!

Anyway, glad i am not not alone in this mess lol

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it's SOOO tempting but 50 episodes ahh

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What a timely approach for the new year! Can someone do Signal? I read the recap but I can't comment or ask questions anymore because its qay back February. I was wondering why did I let that drama slip for almost a year.
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Try asking on the next open thread! This drama is well loved by beanies so I'm sure that there'll be people who want to chat with you about it ?

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OMG ! I LOVE THIS DRAMA BECAUSE OF THEM !

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Is it okay to review old dramas? Like a drama aired 2 years ago or older?
There are many underrated gems in my book and many of them are older shows.

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Sure, older dramas are fine. As for the questions above, we probably want to stick to K-dramas for now. Thanks!

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Thanks for raising this, kanz! And thanks, javabeans, for the reply. I’m glad you’re allowing older dramas too. As a sort-of newbie in watching Kdramas, I appreciate having a quick overview of why we should watch older dramas, specifically those underrated! Popular older dramas are the ones that people recommend to me—with good reason, of course—but I’d love to check out smaller, underappreciated dramas, especially those that are not shown in our country’s local channels so we don’t get to hear much about them.

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This feature is a fantastic idea! Thank you! I've enjoyed What We're Watching & I'm sure I'll be enjoying this one too. Happy New Year! Plus, I should mention I'm a HUGE fan of Park Eun Bin, Lee Tae Hwan & Father, I'll Take Care of You. :)

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are you sure this new feature is actually to talk about this drama or lee tae hwan appreciation post? the amount of picture in here are a lot LOL...

thanks JB, i'll check it out when i found the ending later.

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I know, this post should be retitled "Why You Should Watch: Lee Tae Hwan." ?

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I literally watch this drama for this cute height couple of Dong Hee x Sung Joon. They're just adorable and each time I watch them, I crave for more of their scene.

Lee Tae Hwan is definitely making me crush on him badly!

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The height difference <3 SOLD !

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That almost got me too!! But the 50 ep count is a huge barrier

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IKR? He's sooo tall! How is he so tall? Or is she that small? And the way that shirt in the library scene is clinging to his body...

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FINALLY,

Song Ji-Won has a boyfriend....

*giggling in the corner

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THANK YOU! I've been wanting another family drama to get into but a lot of the ones lately haven't caught my eye so I gave up for a bit. If you're recommending this one, I'll trust you, we usually have the same taste in dramas.

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Been watching it since it started for Park Eun-bin. I'm a loyal fan. I find the 2 brothers and their wives irritating so I just ff to Eun-bin's scenes.
I have severe ADD when watching weekend family dramas for some reason.

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I just watched Eun bin-Tae Hwan's parts only. The plot is nothing extraordinary from any other weekend family drama.Ff other scenes, hope somebody can just compile the scenes of these two. The height difference..... ?

Watching the heck of weekend drama like Father and Our Gabsoon 95% out of loyalty.

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Waiting for Gabsoon to be over so I can do a ff marathon lol.

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I bet a GeumBi one is in the works by someone, somewhere.

Heo JungEun is ❤!

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I like this feature, thank you

I am watching this drama since day one, i don't f/f scenes, i find DH and SH early attraction resonable because it might be love at the first sight for him, and for her I think she met a handsome man who helped her many times so she was attracted to him.

The other family issues i like the two teenage boys plot and i was excited for the idea that they might be switched at birth because both boys complains about thier mothers, and now they're open to explore another option, although I don't buy the switched baby plot i think the Dr. tricked them somehow, you know it's a kdrama it must be twist.

Eun Jeung (Hippie) character is so annoying i wish the writer would lessen her stupidity because i find her so stupid and childish.

Lastly can't forget the evil clingy bitch who works with LTH, those character are disgrace to women, how can a woman big for love from a man who doesn't love her, and say it shamelessly to his face!

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LTH ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I loved him in W and was trying to see what else he's in.

I watched five kids for the young couples and it looks like I'll do the same with this one :)

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Agree with the maknae romance getting viewers excited. I remembered I watched Ojakgyo Brothers just because of a video of UEE and Joowon on youtube. I was addicted thereafter.

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I've heard this about I Summon You, Gold and how Park Seo Joon and Baek Jin Hee was the only reason some people finished the drama.

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Yes! I Summon You Gold's maknae couple made it worth watching. PSJ and BJH are still my faves because of that show.

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Oooh so excited see this feature. I will admit that I also watch this show in fast fwd mode, only pausing when Lee Tae-hwan and Park Eun-bin show up on screen. These two are super cute and honestly the rest of the stories are a bit much for me to watch end to end. I picked up this show after seeing Lee Tae-hwan post about it on Instagram. He knows how to get the ladies. He posts the most adorable pics with the kids. His pics with the kid from "pride and prejudice" and "come back mister" are freaking adorable!!

Exhibit 1 - https://instagram.com/p/BNQoCddjMG6/
Exhibit 2 - https://instagram.com/p/BBZywmJqNtv/

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Omo, I saw those pics and had to suppress my squealing and I don't even know why! I haven't seen Jim in anything.

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Eeeeee!! I just got the biggest, goofiest grin on my face when I saw this post up with THAT pic. I just came here to squeal because I love this couple so! LTH is so good at gazing longingly at PEB. Looking forward to reading everyone's posts!

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I actually have this in my to-watch-soon list for Lee Tae Hwan and Park Eun Bin. But I'm also excited to see Kim Jae Won?

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javabeans' unabashed fangirling in the last What We’re Watching 100% made me want to watch Father, I’ll Take Care of You, on top of all the beanies' squeeing in the comments (SwoosieDerkins, rainyblues, mary's sis, namedx). I even looked it up and jumped for joy when I found DramaFever was subbing it.

While I have not started it yet (I don't have time for another drama! ?), this new feature is making me want to dive headfirst into the Land of Lee Tae Hwan. I am elated at how popular the 5urprise members not named Seo Kang Joon are getting. Lee Tae Hwan and Gong Myung are so talented and deserve their newfound love.

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5 reasons to watch Love O2O :
1. Yang Yang
2. The online game setting
3. His kisses
4. OTP never misunderstanding each other and honest af
5. Did I mention he is a good kisser?

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I really liked this show too!! The surprisingly large number of kisses (and hot ones at that) for a cdrama definitely gives us the most effective reasons to watch. :)

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Yang Yang is definitely swoon-worthy in that drama!

I mean, if you like a light drama without the normal drama cliches (annoying 2nd lead hero/heroine, amnesia, noble idiocy), you can try watching Love 020 (the drama version, the movie version I don't like it that much). It has 30 episodes but each episode is only for 40-45 minutes.

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Is it alright to recommend non-Korean dramas? Because many of us K-addicts are addicted to dramas from Japan, Taiwan, and China as well, and this seems like the perfect platform to introduce shows that a lot of beanies have never even heard of. Or would you prefer to keep this Korean-geared only?

Either way, great idea! I was originally planning to check this out for Kim Jae-won, but now I have further motivation!

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so excited when i see the headline.
I'm watching this one only for donghee & Sungjoon (i skip most of the drama)

btw, i just lurv the height difference between them..

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To put it simply you should watch it for Park Eun Bin and Lee Tae Hwan. Thus far i only follow their story and found it very watchable and sweet. The usually stoic LTH fits his role and has good chemistry with PEB. Their library scene was my favorite.

Am glad dramabeans highlighted it and its the first under your 'Why should you watch'

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I like this drama for the romance between Lee Tae Hwan and Park Eun Bi, and for its depiction of family values, including a hyper helicopter mom and a stereotypical working mom. Note to the writer not ALL working moms are as hands off and apparently negligent as the working mom is being portrayed.

What I DON'T like about this drama are the New York scenes, (their spoken English is almost incomprehensible) and their racial depictions of blacks as criminals and beggars. Those scenes really rubbed me the wrong way since I'm sure this is an ongoing sensitive issue. I like to think that since this drama was targeted for the Korean public, and not an international one, they might not be aware that some of their audience could find those scenes offensive.

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Hot damn! Who is that tall drink of water!? Noona likes!!
*googling and ogling lee tae hwan*

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Watching just for PEB-LTH, and yes started for PEB. ?

Lee Tae Hwan is very good looking, first time saw him with webdrama with Kim So Eun (along with his group 5uprise) and he caught my eyes first than Seo Kang Joon. Still long way to go in acting because he is still pretty stiff , however hope after done with 50 episodes of this drama his acting getting better.

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And he's young too I can't believe he's only 20 years, he doesn't look his age he looks older.

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Yesss. When I first saw him (and Seo Kang Joon) in that webdrama, I really thought they are similar age with Kim So Eun which is wrong. Kim So Eun is years older than them, she is 1989, SKJ 1993 & LTH is 1995 ? maybe because he is very tall and has quite manly figure ?

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I knew Lee Tae Hwan was a '95er, so I found it amusing every time Lee Jong Suk called him "hyung" in W.

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When I first found out he was born in 1995, I was surprised. The second time I found out his age (since I'd forgotten), I was surprised again hahaha. I guess I just can't believe he's that young ?

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He's only 20? What??

Kinda reminds me of Choi Jin Hyuk.

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Both actors were in the drama Pride and Prejudice last year :)

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I hope I can be creative enough and have better English to write this article review..
I have so many thoughts and drama that were underrated. Hope I will be able to do so.

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Do your best! I'm getting excited for what you and other beanies are going to share so I'm definitely cheering for you! Fighting!

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Thanks for the new feature. I have this drama on my next watchlist plan once it gets 30-35 episodes so I can binge-watching it in fast forward mode.

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I wrote a long comment but my phone ate it... twice! Grrr. ?So I took a break and turned my frown upside down by rewatching a couple of my favorite FITCOY scenes. ?I'll take a hint and just leave you with the TL;DR version of my comment: He adores her so adorably! ??

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Thanks JB! This is a great idea! Kdrama Addicts Central is just getting better and better. :)

To the question that was repeated above about including non kdramas... I believe the Open Thread is the place to post reviews and discussions on shows outside of kdramas, for the time being.

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Omg!!! Love this idea! I normally lurk but because I am an avid weekend drama fan I just had to say how great this drama is. I'm currently watching all 3 weekend dramas because I'm that crazy. Although I especially adore the couple you have mentioned, I do also love the love-line between Kim Jae Won and Lee Soo Kyung. Lee Soo Kyung is that actress who plays annoying characters and yet somehow makes them lovable. Haha.

Side note though, how hot is that height difference between Lee Tae Hwan and Park Eun Bi. Though in some scenes it does look ridiculously funny because his whole body come into the screen when they're standing side by side.

And second side note. I'm starting to feel old. Lee Tae Hwan is 21 T_______T""" They're getting so young.

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Omigosh, I didn't know he was that young!! O:

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Hi JB noona!!! You've somehow managed to pull me out of lurk mode with this brilliant new feature. It also just so happens that I'm watching the same show, Father, I'll Take Care of You. I tend to watch at least one 50 episode weekend family drama that are light and easy affairs. To me they're stress relievers. Although I have maybe dropped a couple or so, I have enjoyed and felt rewarded by finishing some of them like Wonderful Days and What Happens to My Family. With Father, I'll Take Care of You, aside from the mangnae romance, there's also the storyline of the two cousins switched at birth that I am very much interested in. I know I know, you normally find them in makjang dramas but here it is played out in a less heavier tone so I'm very eager to find out what the growth of the two boys would be. I'm also looking forward (although we can already tell with the way Sung Joon speaks jondae to his hyungs) to the revelation of David's missing brother. Believe it or not it is the main pairing that I am least interested with but I hope that changes in time.

I'm looking forward to what others might share as their 'Why You Should Watch' drama. Who knows, I might be missing something I shouldn't.

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Thanks JB! I was already happy reading about this on WWW. Thanks for this new feature.

I am hoping I'll last until the end with "Father I'll take care of you" I've finished Five Enough thinking, "what an achievement" for me as I was finally able to finish a 50(+) episode weekend drama after years of watching kdrama. FF to favorite maknae couple scenes is still counted as watching, right?

14 episodes in, I can't seem to pick a favorite scene between our maknae couple, but the library scenes and kimchi making scenes kinda stand out for me.

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Nice review,will give a try eventho im not into park eun bin

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