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21 times Oppa let me down (Bad dramas I have watched)


 

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  1. Big. Gong Yoo and the Hong Sisters wonder writing duo! What could go wrong? *Waits for laughter to subside* Mind you, this was before it became apparent the Hong Sisters had lost their mojo and possibly their minds, so the answer to that question was not quite as obvious as it is now, filtered through the embittered lens of hindsight and disappointment. This was Gong Yoo’s first post-army drama and first drama in years since Coffee Prince, so what were we gonna do, not watch it? The Hong Sisters had 7 hits in 7 years—we weren’t crazy for thinking Big would be big! It was, however, not. This was a hard life lesson learnt, that the things you trust in will, inevitably, fail you.
     

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  3. Warm and Cozy. Well, I didn’t say that life lesson was learnt quickly. Maybe the bigger takeaway from this was that hope still wins out in the end, because the Hongs followed Big with Master’s Sun, and suddenly we were all astir with cautious optimism that Big was a fluke, and that Warm and Cozy would be a return to form. Sadly, it was the WRONG FORM. I couldn’t stay away even despite my misgivings, because Yoo Yeon-seok had crushed my heart in Answer Me 1994—or rather, Answer Me had crushed my heart on his behalf—and here was a sure bet that he’d get the girl and soothe my ruffled spirits. Alas, by the end of this my spirits didn’t even care. #Chilbongie4eva
     
  4. Doctors. I love Kim Rae-won. He’s a warm, natural, genuine, charismatic, and just plain appealing actor and I’ve never found him unlikable. WELL I GUESS THERE’S A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING. Doctors was a breezy reunited-lovers romance with a slice-of-life feel and an assertive modern heroine that should have been a cotton-candy watch. But then you made Kim Rae-won fall for his student while he was her teacher and then fall for her again when he was her boss, and made him say greasy pick-up lines with a straight face, and because he’s such a good actor whom I usually find convincing, Kim Rae-won basically became icky to me. I watched this meandering plotless thing for Oppa, but then Oppa gave me the creeps.
     

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  6. Joseon Gunman. This show wasn’t terrible. I even thought it worked in parts, and it had some amount of plot logic and appeal. But: It’s Lee Jun-ki! Doing action scenes in period attire! On a revenge mission! Shooting guns in Joseon! Working a new false identity every episode! With gorgeous cinematography! You just… expect better. Watching Joseon Gunman is like getting excited because your special someone hyped up your anniversary for weeks and told you to get dolled up for a special night out, and then took you to the Olive Garden.
     
  7. Scholar Who Walks the Night. With the benefit of hindsight, it’s not particularly shocking to find Lee Jun-ki in dramas I find subpar, because I see now that Oppa likely picks projects for their acting potential and possibility of expressive range, and perhaps less for overall big-picture reasons like being a decent drama. But taking away what we know now, think of Scholar Who Walks the Night as a popular webtoon property with beautiful characters and an existing youth fanbase not unlike Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, and factor in Lee Jun-ki, in all his ethereal elfin beauty, playing a tortured vampire with a conscience. COME ON! How were we to know this show would spend all their money on ubervampire Gwi’s wigs and have none left over for a writing team, leading to the first K-drama ever penned by a cadre of monkeys?
     

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  9. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. Okay, Oppa didn’t let me down here, exactly. Oppa was in fact the one true thing about this drama, the best and probably only reason I found it so gripping in all of his emotionally charged moments, which were unfortunately scattered in between large swathes of mindless tedium, jarring tonal shifts, abysmal acting, and close-up shots up IU’s nostrils. So strictly speaking, Oppa didn’t let me down in Moon Lovers, because Moon Lovers let Oppa down—but somehow those two concepts become conflated in my mind, so that for me, Moon Lovers equals Lee Jun-ki plus disappointment.
     
  10. Criminal Minds. There’s a pattern here! See if you can spot it.
     
    Fyi, not gonna stop watching Lee Jun-ki dramas. #Iregretnothing #thatsalie #butloveovercomes
     

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  12. Uncontrollably Fond. I’m so sad that this is the last Kim Woo-bin project we will have for the foreseeable future. (Cries.) He certainly did all the heavy lifting in this show, but as that mostly entailed being alternately miserable, repressed, and an ass, it did not show him at his most charming—although, to be fair, a certain amount of the charm did seep through anyway, since there’s no blocking that unstoppable force. It’s just, did he have to mope quite so much? Or be so self-defeating? Or DIEEEE?
     
  13. Entourage. I don’t care about the boys of this show, because I didn’t really expect much of them, but Jo Jin-woooooong, oof! What a lead balloon of a project to take on just as he was really taking off, after years and years spent in bit-part and side-character purgatory (remember how unepxectedly sweet he was as doofish Brutus in Sons of Sol Pharmacy?). He finally gained hardcore traction with a series of great roles—Tree With Deep Roots, A Hard Day, Signal—and then, he was gonna be so epic putting his spin on the pop-cultural phenomenon that was Ari Gold in Entourage… WAMP WAMP. Maybe one could argue that Jo Jin-woong wasn’t to blame for Entourage (there are so many other worthy targets of that blame), but I also think he fell short of the function of that character, mellowing him out overmuch, rounding off all the hard edges, and making him a little sad-sack-y. And what is Ari without all that douchenozzle swagger and hot air? Kind of a deflated little man, really.
     

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  15. Secret Door. I’m sorry, Lee Je-hoon, for Secret Door… but also, you should be sorry to me, for Secret Door. Because I watched this whole damn snoozefest for you, and all I got was a three-month migraine from straining to stay awake. Yes, you were intense and captivating when the story made sense and had discernible direction, but not so much when you were falling in love with the side girl with no dimension instead of the awesome wife with the laser eyes and take-no-prisoners attitude at your side. Mostly, I’m still baffled at how they took one of the most thrillingly macabre, mysterious, and exciting bits of history and zapped all the interest out of it, and it certainly wasn’t Oppa’s fault that we got left with a flattened pancake of a story. But his performance notwithstanding, I would actually rather read history texts than watch this. I did actually read history texts rather than watch this.
     
  16. Records of a Night Watchman. Technically speaking, you could argue that Night Watchman shouldn’t be on this list because I didn’t actually watch it (above an hour). But, this list is about Oppa disappointments, and Jung Il-woo (my one true Iljimae!) disappointed me by being in this drama.
     

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  18. Lie to Me. My days of following Kang Ji-hwan into the abyss are over (I most recently tried with Monster, but not that hard), but back in 2011 I was really excited about seeing him in a frothy rom-com with Yoon Eun-hye (now, talk about letting me down repeatedly) because he’s one of those actors who I think is just as great with comedic timing and physical gags as he is with weighty dramatic acting. But this opposites-attract, fake-relationship romance, which should have so been my catnip, was inexplicably boring and pointless, with episodes that never went anywhere or tried anything. Oppa lied, and there was no story.
     
  19. Level 7 Civil Servant. Given what a failure this show was, it’s hard to remember that there was, leading up to it, reason to be excited for it to be a joyful comic spy romp, having been based on the hit movie of the same name. And Joo-won was at this point coming off some major hits (Gaksital, Ojakkyo Brothers) and rising into his star, earning a name for himself as a good actor, before we realized how crap he is at romantic comedy. Make me cry snot-tears of grief or rage or despair, absolutely. But rom-com shenanigans? Not so much. Extra nope with this plot, which couldn’t even afford a cadre of monkeys and instead decided to string together plot points using the time-tested method of beer, darts, and Mad Libs. Never say we don’t have a sense of humor about it though.
     

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  21. I Miss You. I have sadly had to retire Yoochun from Oppa status, but he’s one actor who crept up on me (metaphorically!) with every drama and did a good job each time, until one day I realized I’d seen everything he’d done without even trying. I Miss You seemed like a moody and possibly emotionally cathartic melodrama, and I’m a sucker for stories where something goes awry in a childhood romance and paves the way for a powerful reunion years later… but I wasn’t quite ready for that “something goes awry” to basically turn into misery porn. Yoochun did what he could to anchor the story in its relatable story of longing for redemption, but the story was determined to spin out of his control and into crazy wild possessive killer territory (sigh, maybe Yoo Seung-ho should also be considered the Oppa here—he has worse disappointments on his resumé, true, but I’d wised up by then and didn’t watch them) and I walked out of this show feeling a little traumatized.
     
  22. Poseidon. WHY DID I WATCH THIS SHOW. There is no reason to watch this show. I didn’t even think I liked Siwon that much when it rolled around, pre-She Was Pretty, pre-even-King of Dramas. But I guess I must have liked him way more than I knew, maybe deep down in my subconscious, probably sustained by the residual affection for two measly episodes of Story of Hyang Dan (admittedly great! But woefully short), because I watched every episode of this show about coast guards who… do coast guardy things. I don’t even know what happened. My mind is a blank. Revolutionary Love had better be good.
     

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  24. Hwarang. I blame Park Seo-joon entirely for hooking me into watching Hwarang, enough to get me to stay with it but not being enough on his own to make it feel worthwhile. Which sort of feels like when a friend invites you to a party and drives you there, then leaves you to fend for yourself and you’re stuck at the snack table alone, wondering, “Uh, hello? What am I supposed to do now? At least I have my Cheetos.” To a lesser extent we can include Park Hyung-shik in this, except he was the second lead and I can assure you I wouldn’t have watched a silly, plotless sageuk just to see the second lead get his heart broken. Ergo: Park Seo-joon’s fault. For being so relatable and genuine, for making even thinly drawn characters feel alive, and for being unable, as a mere actor, to make up for all the other deficiencies outside of his control. Also, Oppa’s hair! Now, that was criminal.
     
  25. Emergency Couple. I blame Choi Jin-hyuk for having, up till this point, shown enough promise and charisma as a side character (I Need Romance, Gu Family Book, Heirs) to make me think he’d slip naturally into the role of a rom-com lead. Emergency Couple, which turned out to be way too angry to be a rom-com, was the show that made me realize he wasn’t as good as I’d thought; it wasn’t his fault his character was snappish and unlikable, but I felt let down that he didn’t somehow rise above it. Having your eyes opened can be a real pain sometimes.
     

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  27. Air City. My OG Oppa! Lee Jung-jae was my first celebrity crush ever, back in the day with campus drama Feeling and then again the following year in Sandglass, in which he essentially created a whole new category for young, hot, rookie actors who have more screen presence than acting skill (yet): the brooding silent bodyguard. Then he did went away and became a big movie star, so when I heard he was finally returning to dramas, (1) I was beyond excited, and (2) it did not even begin to occur to me that the drama might be bad. Oh sure, now I know what I should have expected of a drama about an airport that was produced purely to promote an airport, but at the time I was promised Lee Jung-jae and Choi Ji-woo being chic and romantic with a dash of action and intrigue. I expected that promise to be honored. I was young and naive! What we got was way too little romance and intrigue, waaaay too much airport, and no point at all. I went back and rewatched Feeling to wash away the bitterness. (Upside: It worked!)
     
  28. Triple. We have established that I am not the fastest learner. Soooo, let’s just say that two years later came the same cycle of hype, squee, and deflated dreams with 2009’s aimless Triple. At the time, of course, it seemed so full of promise: Oppa’s back, now with more figure skating? Triple times yes. And you would think it would be hard to mess up this mix of talent: Coffee Prince’s director, Coffee Prince’s novelist and scriptwriter, Lee Jung-jae, Lee Seon-kyun, Yoon Kye-sang, and a totally rookie Song Joong-ki! But you know what happens when you mix together cookie batter with all those luscious chocolate chips and fancy ingredients, but you forget to add flour? YOU CAN’T FORGET THE STORY PART OF DRAMAS, FOLKS. THE WALLS FALL DOWN.
     

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  30. Lucky Romance. I’m almost sorry to put Ryu Joon-yeol on my list of sad Oppas, because he was really very charming and unexpectedly funny in Lucky Romance (who knew he had such sharp and subtle comedic timing?), but I also blame him for making me watch the whole thing and sitting through that nonsense logic. Oppa tried, he really did, to make me believe that he was, at least, able to follow his own story, but in the end I was left perplexed and disgruntled.
     
  31. Strongest Chil-woo. This was one of the most bizarrely campy K-dramas I’ve seen, and while I have fond memories of the epic kitsch—Zorro Jesus Eric! Flaming bullwhips! Magic midnight transformations!—the show ended up losing a lot of its humor as it went on. And this kind of kitschy premise and look do not do well without a sense of humor. I stuck it through because Eric was doing the midnight avenger shtick with gusto (and also, a rookie Yoo Ah-in was a surprise scene-stealer), but that did little to mitigate the plot that grew flatter and the tone which grew drier the farther along we got.
     
    But sometimes out of the muck grows a flower. Ahem:
     

 
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Can we also add Dream High 2 to the list? Because damn, my hopes are high. Kim Soo Hyun, Suzy, Taecyeon and IU. Aren't them big household names in Korea now?

But DH2 kept my hopes being crushed. I also sometimes regret why did I bother watched this live (and without the subs, of course).

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I became s9 attached to DH's characters rhat I couldn't start DH2. I have seen a few clips on youtube and they're too cringy for my taste.

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So*

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Good for you! I was too attach to the first season that I had to watch the second one. The second one was just all eye candy, it lack a good story line.

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The only good thing Dream High 2 did to me was introducing me to the wonder of Park Seo-joon, who was very adorable in his first role.

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I didn't even realize he was in it until years later. Jin Woon and Kang So-Ra tho...

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i kinda agree. dream high set the standard, so i was hoping to see more of the dream high excitement but…

there were JYP people cast in the show, and the previous set were promising but the story was just…

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The love for Lee Joon Gi knows no boundary. Amen.

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Amen!!🙋 I'm currently watching Time Between Dog and Wolf.. after Criminal Minds disappointed me..

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@gijoona I did the exact same thing... Life without LJG dramas is so dull... and thankfully TBDAW has tons of LJG and his action/dramatic scenes...

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watching a Lee Joon Gi drama is like a demonstration of unstoppable force (my love for LJG) vs immovable object (his terrible dramas)

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LJK was one of the reason to watch the series mentioned but I must admit that Scholar — however excited I was that it will be a live action series and a vampire series to boot!! — but the first 3 episodes bored me to death so I dropped it.

I am still willing to get back on it if and when i am ready and quite desperate to watch a series…

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This is both hilarious and accurate. I remember my first tast of oppa disappointment was Big- Gong Yoo, how could you betray me so?

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**taste

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Big was my and my friends first exposure to Gong Yoo and the first trauma experience for us lol

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I cant blame GY....he really tried in this and I laughed and cried right along with him. Now the Hong sisters, what the hell where they thinking with that ending??!!! I still get pissed when i think about it

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It's now three of us including the friend I watched this one with. That ending... those last 10min... I'm pissed now.

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I was so excited for Gong Yoo's post army drama. I was sure nothing would go wrong because him and Hong Sister together is a dream team. NOT. Omg so wrong. Sigh. Still. I suffered through all episodes. It was actually interesting in the beginning but then it went downhill. Slow painful death.

I take comfort in how imo Big was better than what the Hongs did in Warm and Cozy!

Thank goodness both Gong Yoo and Yoo Yoonseok have returned to dramaland with hit drama since then.

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Ohhh Big! Even my love for Gong Yoo couldn't stop me from getting mad at this drama.

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I love that the tag for whatever this feature is is "existentialism". Hang in there, Javabeans.

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Cinderella's Sister: The drama that taught me how to love and hate Chun Jung-myung.

Love Rain: I swear Jang Geun-suk made good choices once. No? Just me?

Producers: Don't make Kim Soo-hyun adorable, and then fail to get him the girl. Who does that?

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I swear I loved JGS once upon a time, but it all spiralled out of control after YAB. I even forced myself to watch Jackpot even though I was filled with livid hatred for the villain every episode. I've to give props to his acting, but the plots, the plots...

I still remember being so excited over Producers, and then that excitement dying down week by week as that adorable maknae PD FAILED TO GET THE GIRL. (Not that that was the most important part of the show, but the other parts were equally boring, so meh.)

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yes I used to love everything with Jang Geun Seok and then it seemed like he lost his mojo.

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Jang Geun Suk is amazing in Jackpot. Despite all of complain, I did glad Jackpot exist so I can see Jan Geun Suk is still has that passion into acting. I though it's dissapear somehow...

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I agree, JGS was great in Jackpot even though the story failed him..

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i love JGS but if the drama is beyond tolerable or could not pick my interest, i bow out.

It took me almost two years before i get to watch love rain. and surprisingly, it was the older couple that kept me glued to the screen. I cant wait to see how their story would unfold, unlike JGS and Yuna's who i care much less [hahahaha; am bad am i not?]

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Jang Geun Seok!! 😍 But I loved him in Love Rain..

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I went back and rewatched Feeling to wash away the bitterness. (Upside: It worked

Time to try that again?

the first K-drama ever penned by a cadre of monkeys?

LOL. But sadly not the last.

embittered lens of hindsight and disappointment

Great phrase - I need something better to say.....

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Not gonna lie, I was waiting for Strongest Chil-woo to come up the whole time and then you even put the video! Hahaha, it's definitely the best worst drama to waste your time on. Thankfully, because you posted this scene, no one else has to! 😂

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Bride of the water god: I am practically beginning NJH to apologize to me for this shit storm. And oppa just when you were about to move up to my ultimate bias list.

A love to kill: Indeed it killed my love for Rain.

My boring girl (or whatever that was) : okay! So I thought maybe give Rain another chance and yeah Krystals there.
I am still traumatized. I really can't watch anymore of Rain. Krystal too. Why did I ever watch this. I loved Krystal in the heirs and high kick.

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I love Moon Lovers and no one will ever make me say otherwise! (Sorry. That was my inner fangirl.)
I did enjoy (inexplicably) Uncontrollably Fond. (I blame Kim Woo Bin.)
I watched Lie To Me and Emergency Couple in my early stages of drama watching, so I'm not sure how bad they really were, but I have good memories... I fell in love with Choi Jin Hyuk in Emergency Couple. But I understand it could have been disappointing. Somehow. For some people.

Anyways, this list is awesome for staying away from disappointing dramas. (Of course, apart from Moon Lovers. That drama was totally worth it. Really.)

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I enjoyed UF too! I could have been happier if I didn't have to cry so much but KWB is love!
And while I didn't love Emergency Couple, I enjoyed it enough- and it was how I found Running Man (Gary's cameo and comments on Monday Couple made me curious) and I will forever be thankful to this show for that!

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I strangely enjoyed how emotional it made me. Yep, KWB is love! :-)
Gary had a cameo there? I had no idea. Back then I wasn't really into variety, heh. But now I am and I just watched the cameo - it's hilarious! :-D

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I love Moon Lovers too even it had a messy editing, messy writing and messy sound editing. It had its good moments and I definitely felt something while watching it. It was an experience. Haha.

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I think MLSHR will become a cult classic in a few years. So bad, but good. Did you live watch this show by chance?

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Nope, I didn't. I waited till it was over. But I saw the craze around it. And that made me - naturally - curious.

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The reason why I asked is because sometimes with a live watch, when a show fluctuates between being good and bad, it's much harder to keep going week after week. I think you tend to remember the bad stuff a bit more as you might end up stewing on it for a longer time compared to a binge or more controlled watch.

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True. I binged this, so didn't have to wait for new episodes. It's true that some characters made me want to physically harm them, but I like it when dramas make me feel intense emotions, so...
Did you watch it live?

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I live watched it! I actually enjoyed it in the beginning and even rewatched some of the episodes and scenes while waiting for the week to past. I was really addicted Totally understand your "so bad, but good" comment LOL! Its just the editing and the soundtrack and the ending failed it, nothing too big LOL.

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MLSHR is very unforgettable.. I still cry over Wang So.. 😭

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I can just watch UF for kim woo bin's performances alone. Nowadays it's hard to find a male young actor acting with that much passion.

Look at what criminal minds did to wasting Lee Jun Ki and Mon Chae Won talent. There is nothing they can work with.

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The only other drama I saw Kim Woo Bin in was The Heirs. I wasn't paying much attention to him there and didn't have much of an opinion on his acting.
But Uncontrollably Fond convinced me that he is a great actor. It is not easy to play someone who is dying (a lot of emotional solo scenes) but he pulled it off so well! Made me cry every time.
I haven't seen Criminal Minds yet and seeing the reviews, I'm not sure I want to...

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i totally agree.
UF is kim woo bin. the drama as a whole is passable but the way the man delivered he his scene was 80% great. the attacks and agony are so real that i myself cringe watching him suffer.

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I love Moon Lovers too.

But only for Lee Jun Ki. Without him, I doubt I would have loved the drama.
Funny enough no matter how bad people criticized the Moon Lovers, its international fan base is really large.
Something must have clicked somewhere. It's unhealthy I admit but seriously addictive (for the most part thanks to Lee Jun Ki because his acting here is seriously a display of raw passion). I agree that it's going to be a cult classic.

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True, I can't even imagine Moon Lovers without Lee Jun Ki. It was my first drama with him and I fell in love.
I think there must various reasons for Moon Lovers' popularity. One of these is definitely the cast. There was EXO's Baekhyun, IU, Girls' Generation Seohyun, Kang Ha Neul and a lot of rising stars like Ji Soo or Nam Joo Hyuk.
Sometimes I am still wondering how they managed to get all of these people to act in one drama.

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I'm in the same boat. I can't help but to LOVE Moon Lovers despite all the criticisms it received. I'm watching kdramas for 10+ year and no other dramas had the same effect as Moon Lover had on me (I'm still in drama slump after that)... I agree it had so many technical issues (mainly editing and some inexperienced actors but I believe it was mainly over-shadowed with that youth sageuk drama which I can never ever like i.e. Moonlight)

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"I love Moon Lovers and no one will ever make me say otherwise! (Sorry. That was my inner fangirl.)
I did enjoy (inexplicably) Uncontrollably Fond. (I blame Kim Woo Bin.)"

Exactly!!! I feel the exact same!!!

And this:

"Anyways, this list is awesome for staying away from disappointing dramas. (Of course, apart from Moon Lovers. That drama was totally worth it. Really.)"

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Hello there, friend! *high five* Happy to meet someone who understands my inner fangirl! Yay! :-)
I knew I couldn't be the only one weak for Lee Jun Ki's long hair and Kim Woo Bin's... Everything. ;-)

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I was entertained but frustrated when I live watched Moon Lovers. I recently watched the director's cut and it is much better than the original. No more ridiculous music and sloppy editing.
I dropped Uncontrollably Fond. I might give it another try cause I miss WooBin.

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@javabeans Are you reading my mind ? I just went through Manhole for Jaejoong so this post's timing couldn't be more perfect.

I dropped Criminal Minds because my love for Oppa and Moon Chae Won is not strong enough. Also, Lee Junki... I feel sorry for his fans who have to go through a lot of suffering #staystrong

I have to admit. Joo Won is not fit for rom com. Anything but this genre works for him.

I only like Choi Jin Hyuk when he plays a dad. So is it more like a Appa syndrome on my side ?

I will forever hate Hwarang for its bad wings. Seriously, manes of glory are basically half of a show's sucess.

Ryu Joon Yeol... You don't know how much strength I used to keep watching his cheeky character in the midst of the bad plot.

I Miss You only consists of the childhood part for me. I dropped it after a few episodes in adult part.

I'm so mad at Entourage because it wasted rhe potential of the cast and its characters. #JusticeforOppa

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"I only like Choi Jin Hyuk when he plays a dad. So is it more like a Appa syndrome on my side ?"

It's true for me too. I haven't watched Pride & Prejudice but I started liking CJH as Papa Gu and of course the recent Tunnel!

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I watched a few episodes of pride and prejudice and I didn't get into it. I don't remember why tho. Was it becaude ot the plot, my mood or Choi Jin Hyuk ?

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I tried too but maybe just one or two eps. I couldn't get into it either. But now I like Baek Jin Hee and there's Choi Min Soo! So it's on my ever growing to-watch list.

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I watched it for Baek Jin Hee originally but it didn't interest me. I will think Lee Taehwan was in it too. Might pick it up again one day.

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@outofthisworld @mango
I live-watched, and the plot didn't completely always make sense. It was still a cute watch just for Lee Taehwan and Yoogeun (from SHINee's Hello Baby)'s cute relationship. You're better off watching FMVs.

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Pride & Prejudice got an interesting plot. but first few epi were slow.

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If you like FOS there is a high chance you would like P&P. It was such an underrated dramas with really suspenseful and smart plot and some really good acting (Specially Choi Min-Soo acting was really good)

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I sat through Hwarang (for PHS) and Lucky Romance (for RJY). Both dramas had so much potential to be great, but le sigh...

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I was excited to see RJY 8n a rom con getting the girl after Reply 1988 but it let me down.

I was not looking forward to Hwarang except for the historical settings of Silla. It did so many actors and actresses wrong, gosh.

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HWARANG!
You take talents like PHS and PSJ and give us this? 5 episodes in I gave it up. The blank expression, wailing GoAra is not worth it for Hyunsik oppa to have his heart broken over.
( and I am still salty about Chilbongie. STILL.)
I practically drop everything with goara in it.

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the fight for the throne was interesting.
the queen is a bitch you wanna kill bare hand.
the brotherhood is sincere.
the Bishōnens are… well they are all good looking.
but GoAra? too shallow to feel the love

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I also think Choi Jin-hyuk suits a dad role well. Even when his daughter is a same age one like in Tunnel, he somehow makes his characters really feels like the dad. As for romantic roles, I don't think he suits rom-com style. Serious romance though, like the one he has with his wife in Tunnel, is a different story.

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Exactly. He just has that fatherly aura. In Fated To Lobe You I would have liked to see him more with his sister than with Jang Nara's character.

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I don't have many oppa let me down dramas because I don't have many oppas in the first place. Reading some of these names however made me realize how a bad drama or character can turn me off an actor completely and often my opinion is irreversible.

"but then Oppa gave me the creeps."

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who felt this way. I was never a fan of Kim Rae Won (but then my list of bias is really very very short) who I liked in Punch and gave me the creeps in Doctors.

Lee Min Ho is another actor who gives me the creeps all because of Heirs. To think I used to like him in shows like City Hunter and even Personal Taste.

Scholar Who Walks The Night was probably the trigger for my allergy towards Lee Jun Ki. I remember liking him in Two Weeks. Lee Jun Ki's overly dramatic acting in SWWTN often had me in stitches. That probably colored my opinion of everything that was Moon Lovers.

On another note, I sincerely hope Kim Woo Bin is doing well healthwise. Not a fan but looking at this screencap makes me sad for him.

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I was always neutral regarding Lee Minho but hua characters in the Heirs was sooo bad.

Kim Woo Bin in Uncontrollable y Fond was different feom what he's done before. So for the experience it was good but the plot went in to many ways. Still hoping for his cure !

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I actually think that LMH somehow made Kim Tan worse. KES male characters can be quite tricky. I remember not like Jang Dong Gun in A Gentlemen's Dignity.

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Casting Lew Minho as a highschool kid was too much. Really ?

In A Gentleman's Dignity I didn't the like romance, only the friendship. So Jang Dong Gun was not the only one I didn't like.

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My fond memory of LMH was limited to him as an F4 and a City Hunter. Personal Taste was kind of awkward. Tried Heirs. Failed. Tried mermaid. Failed. I did try, oppa. I really did. But you (or was it me?) kept disappointing me.

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I was waiting for Heirs to be on this list, actually. But yes, couldn't finish Doctors bec KRW.. You know I liked you in Love Story in Harvard.. But Doctors 😖 Also, in Scholar I srsly liked Gwi more with Kim So-eun. Tje main couple was 😖 But I still love you Lee Jun-ki no matter what. 😊

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Kaye,we still love Junki Oppa no matter what,bad drama choices included

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oh i have even rewatched Resident Evil because of him XD jajaja and he's like this small piece in the pie and he isn't even on the good side XDD I remember I went to see it in theaters and I literally did a little oppailoveyousquee right there in the theater and totally made my friend jump in surprise jajaja.

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GWI!
I found myself more attracted to him than Junki oppa. I would always cut the makjang and watch Gwi's scenes. I really wanted him to end up with Soeun.

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Same about LMH. Loved City Hunter. Turned me into LMH fan. But then Kim Tan happened. Like what @outofthisworld said, I also thought LMH made the character worse. But a huge chunk of that turn off was the character... and the entire drama basically. I have not watched his works post Heirs.

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"Lee Min Ho is another actor who gives me the creeps all because of Heirs. To think I used to like him in shows like City Hunter and even Personal Taste."

Lol, was it the hair? The worst Lee Minho hair: 'Heirs' as opposed to the best Lee Minho hair: 'City Hunter'.

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You literally take the words out of my brain!
I really love KRW in Punch (one of my fave in 2015) but Doctors really gave me creeps. He is creepy, everything is flat, nothing happens.

Good thing I dodged The Heirs bullet. After that bad reviews, I kinda avoid LMH in anything tho. And yes to Lee Junki and the badness that is SWWTN. That drama revives my shattered belief that Shim Changmin actually isn't that bad. But Junki overacts so much it's unbearable. Still haven't finished Two Weeks, bcs of the overacting galore.

Amen for KWB getting better!

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I feel like dodging a bullet (or a dozen) because I realized I only watched 4 out of 21. And even out of those 4, I only regretted watching Emergency Couple. I generally avoid medical dramas, no matter how good it was. But the promise of Choi Jin-hyuk getting the girl and playing as romantic lead after his bitter role and failed loveline in Heirs is just too hard to ignore. I learned my lesson though, because no matter how much I love Oppa, now I know better than to watch a drama entirely for them.

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I love all the photos of the oppas. Their cringing faces at their own bad dramas. Better luck in your project next time, oppa-deul.

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That face of Gong Yoo was my face watching his drama. Lmao While watching Big, it felt like he was also frustrated and annoyed with his own drama.

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That was my thought exactly! He was so good in it, but the show was just such an unholy mess...

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wow ...I did not watch any of those dramas despite being a drama fan since winter sonata... 😇

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Good for you...avoiding those, you have good tatse.

Also, I can't use emoji's now...

Crikey, I thought everyone's phone was throwing them out of this site. Crikey...looks around in embarrassment...I am the only one...I guess.

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Loved UF and Lucky Romance. Missed, hated, or didn't care about everything else- but wan't disappointed as such..

Might be because Seo In Guk, KWB, Kim Soo Hyun and LJS haven't failed at delivering for me till now. And while Missing 9 and Entertainer were stupid shows- I loved Jung Kyung Ho and Ji Sung- so again, no disappointment!

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We are lucky we don't have "Oppa, you let me down" dramas. (Thankfully Jo Jung-seok has a good streak of project) But if @javabeans decides to write another post called "Unnie, I watch it for you!! #wails" I may have 2-3 drama title to share.

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i would just list down all shows of ha ji won

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Yes omg Ha Jiwon unnie needs a good one.

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If you're talking about Missing 9... I can't miss out! :-)
I know it was really a flop (ratingswise, plotwise and pacingwise) but I still loved it.
Ra Bong Hee and Joon Oh are one of my favourite OTPs in dramaland.
I really loved the first episodes on the island and I wouldn't mind it if we got to see more of that instead of those stupid episodes with no plot at the end.
I won't comment on Chanyeol and the ending (I don't know how far you saw) but I have to say that I really enjoyed Choi Tae Joon's portrayal of Choi Tae Ho. (I like watching twisted people in dramas.)

Sorry, this was once again my inner fangirl who can't not comment on her favourite shows. :-)

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Tae Ho was so convincingly creepy I was unable to shake that feeling for a good long part of Suspicious Partner where he played the adorable puppy-friend who will love you forever.

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Right! I kept waiting for that shoe to drop and for him to turn into a psycho killer again!

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I haven't seen Suspicious Partner, but that would be an interesting plot twist!
The second lead becomes the main villain.

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Hwarang was such, such a disappointment. I didn't watch it to get heartbroken that the second lead didn't get the girl, I wanted to see Dogbird win her over and see SMJ fight to win the throne! Argh!

Interestingly, as much as I disliked Scarlet Heart, I couldn't stop watching it. But neither could I stop raging every episode over every thing I disliked about how the plot was going. But you're right, it's not gonna stop me watching Lee Jun Ki.

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"Interestingly, as much as I disliked Scarlet Heart, I couldn't stop watching it. But neither could I stop raging every episode over every thing I disliked about how the plot was going. But you're right, it's not gonna stop me watching Lee Jun Ki."

Did you read my mind?exact same thoughts,about LJG and Scarlet Heart

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Is it mere luck or some kind of miracle that ALL the dramas listed here are Shows I never watched or dropped after four episodes or so?? 😮😮

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i really LOLOLOLOL at lee junki's back to back list LOL. he burned us really bad with his terrible drama choice. im glad his Two Weeks drama after army discharge is serviceable. he's lucky in that part compare to Gong Yoo and Hyun Bin. remember the gorilla? yeah, that is the only thing i remember from Hyde, Jekyll and Me. funny enough i dont even watch that drama.

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His first comeback was Arang then followed by Two Weeks. It was good up to there and then... the rest is history.

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ahh, i forgot about Arang. i admit i dont really like Arang when i watch it.Two Weeks is more memorable to me.

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Poor Lee Jun-ki. My equivalent might be Lee Je-hoon given that you've listed him. Actually, I've only ever seen him in two shows--been meaning to watching his other stuff--but in my mind he can do no wrong. Well, even if he's done wrong, I think I'll still stand by him.

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Hilariously written! Love it!👏👏👏

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So, just as I think I will watch BIG because I miss Gong Yoo so freaking much, @javabeans makes it her #1 oppa-disappointment. And into the bottom of the pile it goes.

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Bury it under the pile, in my opinion. I'd heard about the plot going off the rails but I thought, surely I can overlook that for Gong Yoo. Unfortunately, Gong Yoo was part of the problem from the start. I found that watching him act like a teenager was such a cringe-inducing turn-off. I don't know if his portrayal of the character came more from him, the writers, or the PD. But I struggled through something like 6 episodes before realizing the show was seriously damaging my affection for him and I had to drop it. My advice is, search for still images and leave it at that -- because at the very least his post-army body did look good!

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You are better off re-watching Coffee Prince and Goblin for the nth time. Hahaha! Or watch Biscuit Teacher Star Candy. Or just watch all of his movies. His movie portfolio is diverse.

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◾ First reaction : visiting the fan wall then seeing on the side : recent post “21 times Oppa let me down (Bad dramas I have watched)” by @javabeans gotta read it now 😎, but this is Gong Yoo then….it’s Big 🤦, yes gotta read it , gotta post something 😎
◾ Big : I’ve watched it until the end, at the beginning I laughed, I swooned a little (10:10 time I sometimes recall Gong Yoo with his arms open 🙄) but then the plot…disappeared , at the end I couldn’t believe the plot could have possibly gone so wrong 🤦 🤦 🤦
◾ Warm & cozy, Doctors, Uncontrollably Fond, Entourage, Secret door, Records of a Night Watchman, I miss you, Poseidon, emergency couple, air city, triple, strongest chil-woo : I haven’t watched it

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◾◾ Now let’s talk about Lee Jun Ki’s dramas : I’ve seen My Girl ❤, Time Between dog and wolf❤, Hero (it wasn’t outstanding but good to watch), Arang and the magistrate ❤ & Two weeks ❤
◾ Joseon Gunman was the first drama following Two Weeks + it was the reunion with Nam Sang Mi from Time Between Dog and Wolf + Lee Jun Ki 1st sageuk since Arang Sato : so I had many expectations for this one , then…I just lost interest and dropped it, even if Lee Jun Ki was in it 😭
◾Scholar Who Walks the Night : “waiting for a good drama with Lee Jun Ki” take 2 , so after dropping Joseon Gunman , this was also a sageuk with Lee Jun Ki, I’m not into vampires so I didn’t have high expectations like for the previous one but I just wanted a good drama with LJK, but ….after some episodes I dropped it
◾Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo : “waiting for a good drama with Lee Jun Ki” take 3, another sageuk + many other handsome Oppa along but but but after some episodes I dropped it too, it just wasn’t for me …
◾Criminal Minds : “waiting for a good drama with Lee Jun Ki” take 4 , so after dropping 3 sageuks with Lee Jun Ki, I had a new hope + I watched some of the US version years ago and liked it so I was anticipating it : an action drama with Lee Jun Ki : let’s bring back Time between dog and wolf & Two weeks glory…..but but but after some episodes I dropped it too 😭
◾◾ Conclusion : I’ll keep watching new drama project with Lee Jun Ki but now that my watching habits have changed , dropping a drama even if one Oppa is in it became too easy 😭 . Drama god please, a good drama for Lee Jun Ki ….제발 🙇‍♀️

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I think I laughed as much at this comment as I did with the actual post! Dare we hope for Lee Jun Ki, take 5???

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"I think I laughed as much at this comment as I did with the actual post!" wow I'm honored and feeling so proud 😎, I'm glad you enjoyed it 😃
"Dare we hope for Lee Jun Ki, take 5???" I think overtime I became more picky with dramas (but I'm still able to turn off my brain 🙃) , I'll follow future drama project of Lee Jun Ki then if the story's good it'll be party time 💃, it the story is so-so depending on my mood & other dramas at the same time maybe I'll give in and watch it for Oppa 😂

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Ally,i hope not another one from LJK will come,at least not immediately after Criminal Minds

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Hmm I haven't seen Hero yet cuz I heard it was bad... So it was decent? Was it a satisfying story?

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It's been a long time and my poor memory doesn't help me but overall I recall enjoying watching it, it might not be a hit drama but it wasn't a drama that made me mad about it neither, so maybe a good schedule filler ?

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Mmhmm I see. Thanks for the info~ ^^

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@loveblossom,

I would encourage you to give it a try as I enjoyed the show and found it to be watchable. That was a year ago. Here's what I noted in my Kdrama log:

HERO (formerly titled STRANGE HEROES / UNSEEN WARFARE) is somewhat like A MAN CALLED GOD in that it combines a bunch of different genres into an appealing and addictive tale of downtrodden journalists battling a murderous chaebol with aspirations to the ROK presidency, and a reporter-turned-power monger with a few secrets of his own. The fathers of both journalists were killed by Big Bad because the one, a low-level labor union official, opposed his underhanded redevelopment tactics. The other met his end because he was investigating the first's suicide after a severe beating. There's a memorable performance by a White Dump Truck of Doom.

In this drama, LJG plays a reporter at a third-rate tabloid who is a wuss. He gets beaten up repeatedly in this show, which is reminiscent of Jang Hyuk in WINDSTRUCK. His reformed crime lord boss at the new newspaper shows him how to kick ass, so we do get to see some of that taekwondo form of his. His nemesis-cum-main-squeeze is a hardass lady cop who exhibits the kind of taekwondo skills that LJG usually employs to whoop mucho bad-guy butts. Very funny to see him as a wimp.

The cast includes many great veteran actors, including the incomparable Lee Han-wi and Kim Mi-kyung, who teamed up as the title character's parents in OH HAE YOUNG AGAIN. It's wild to see Eunuch Hong-rim from THE KING'S DAUGHTER, SU BAEK HYANG morphed into a reporter. (That was before I saw Jung Suk-yong driving a locomotive in TRAIN TO BUSAN and serving as a mole in the police department in LOOKOUT.) Baek Yoon-sik plays a reformed crime boss (and badass fighter) who was framed for the murder of Our Hero's parents.

Episode 7 includes a nice tip of the hat to LJG's earlier flick FLY, DADDY, FLY -- which in turn had an homage to ROCKY's iconic run up the steps at Philadelphia's City Hall.

Uhm Ki-Joon portrays a cold but gifted reporter and strategist out for revenge.

In the end, Truth, Justice, and the American Korean Way triumph over evil chaebol machinations. -- All in all, an entertaining and well-done tale with an open ending. And LJG is cute as an idealistic klutz who turns into a savvy klutz.

I liked the OST a lot!

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◾ Lie to Me : I enjoyed it and laughed a lot, it was a bit dragging at the end, but Kang Ji Hwan magic is still working , waiting for him to make another funny drama
◾ Level 7 Civil Servant or Joo Won’s drama : I loved Gaksital and after that I started to watch 1n2d S2 for Joo Won, I’m glad because I’ve been watching this show and it became my favorite one now 😊 . Now back to Joo Won, I had high expectations for Level 7 Civil Servant it was the first drama of Joo Won after Gaksital + the story seemed to be a funny one. BUT what was that ? the plot reminded me Big sometimes, it just didn’t make any sense, so …I’ve dropped it. After that I tried Good Doctor but at some point I lost interest and dropped it. Naeil Cantabile 🤦 the remake of my first drama : japanese drama Nodame Cantabile, I had high expectations : what was that remake ???? I dropped it too. I didn’t watch Yong Pal and My sassy girl, and then seeing the reviews about it, guess I won’t bother watching them
◾ Hwarang : after Kill me heal me & She was pretty, I was waiting for this one to see more Park Seo Joon but after some episodes I dropped it. At least I’m thankful to Fight my way for being a good drama I enjoyed with Park Seo Joon + I’m thankful to Hwarang just because I got Park Seo Joon on 1n2d with some of Hwarang cast 😜
◾ Lucky romance : I laughed a lot and I was indulgent towards the plot 😅

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◾◾ Thank you Javabeans I enjoyed reading your post and I didn’t know I would write such a long post 😅. Again *there there* , new dramas are coming 😉

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I miss you.....what a disaster, it scarred me omg I'm getting goosebumps even thinking about it now.... oh the horror.
Cinderella's sister; not oppa but unni let me down this time, lol. After this, painter of the wind , village of secrets (or whatever the name was) & that potter themed drama; I realized moon geun young didn't have the best drama choices.

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reply '94 (I'm not going there, *doesn't accept the ending* *pretends it didn't exist* *in my universe my ship sails* show let me down big time)

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Ok, maybe it's just me, and my computer, (which fairly recently made mad at it for seemingly not function properly) but I can't see any last image after @javabeans' parting shot:

"But sometimes out of the muck grows a flower. Ahem: "

? It's just one big blank space...? Am I the only one? Since no one here seems to mention it? 🤔

Can anyone enlighten me? Is it supposed to be blank? Am I missing some deep meaning in it's white emptiness? Or if not, what is it supposed to be? 🤔

Please help?

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I don’t see it as well, and I’m on my phone.

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Well, so my comp doesn't get blamed at least.

Now it's between:

Not understanding the deeper meaning behind the white blank space

Or

The image is missing

And given my literature grades, its highly likely the former. 😂

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I figured that the picture (I assume) will appear eventually. I’m here trying to figure out what it could be. Maybe another Gong Yoo oppa in Goblin this time, because after 7 years, that was a drama worthy of him!

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I downloaded a Flash update, and now I can see the video on my comp.

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It's a video. :) A short clip of a sageuk scene. Guys riding horses. Dunno the drama's name.

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Downloaded Flash update, now can see it on my comp. Thanks!! <3

I recognised Eric and Lee Eon, did a quick google search and... I think it's Strongest Chil Woo

And from Javabeans' recap in 2008, it looks like it fits the bill. hehe.

http://www.dramabeans.com/2008/06/strongest-chil-woo-episodes-1-2/

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Guys doing TRICKS on horseback. (Best scene from Strongest Chil Woo.)

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Justice for Lee Jun-ki!
Why.is.it.so.hard.to.see.him.in.a.swoon-worthy.crack.drama?

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my fave work of his is still two weeks, waiting for the day he chooses a hit drama. But just like JB said, #NoRegrets when its Lee Jun-Ki

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Two weeks is 😍 my favorite drama from Oppa

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Watch time between dog and wolf... that drama is gold. there is Jung Kyung Ko also !

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He was in government blacklist for 10 years @vipsky4796... So it was probably impossible for him to do a mainstream dramas (he said he haven't received an offer to do a rom-com for example)

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Goddamit, hopefully after @javabeans gets out of the drama slump, she will still put up meta articles like this. I laughed so hard at how true this is. #IWatchItForOppa
#KeepEmComingJavabeans

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We sure take so much pleasure from @javabeans despair. Hahaha poor big boss is in a serious slump and we get these hilariously accurate posts.

It gets me excited though what drama will make @javabeans jump up and down with joy and excitement. Maybe Lee Junki's next drama? Is there hope that oppa will not continue disappointing us? Hehe

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hmm, I think I have several names that I like

Kim Nam Gil
- Bad Guy [love the dysfunctional relationship and Kim Jae Wook even there but that ending]
- Shark [we have son ye jin but then the ending]

- Kim Jae Wook
has he ever be the main lead?
Bad Guy, Voice, Who Are you, Inspiring Generation [?] and now Temperature of Love [?]

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Kim Jae Wook is a bit wasted in Temperature of Love.
I feel very sad for him because he has some talents but he never gets a leading role. Why Why why!!

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I'm glad from all the dramas mentioned in this post I got to see only one of them! 🙃👏 and that one is Level 7 Civil Servant.

I started watching this show after having watched Good Doctor, Yong Pal, Ojakgyo Brothers and Gaksital so my expectation was pretty high. Then bam! What was that? The plot was just so non-sense and I found myself not being able to root for the love of the OTP since I think the female lead looked much older than Joo Won. But when I heard that Joo Won seemed to really like her in real life so I just didn't have bad feelings about that show. I actually think, forgetting about everything, the show has some nice songs, Joo Won, and some very hot kissing scenes! 😱😁😌

My Sassy girl was a true let-down for me. Or I guess I just don't like OYS.. hmmmm or is it possible that I don't really feel Joo Won's chemistry with his female lead because he has a girlfriend now???

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This post is hilarious! /dead/

The Lee Jun Ki dramas back to back. I suffered through them all. He’s one of my top favorite actors. His current dramas are the only ones that I feel like are must-sees for me. Oppa love too strong. xD

Always wishing for him to get the big hit drama.

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Haha, love these #existentialism lists, please keep them coming in!

Of all the dramas listed, I've only (tried) watching 5 – Big, Moon Lovers, Hwarang, Triple, Lucky Romance – and dropped halfway through. Except Lucky Romance, because of Ryu Joon-yeol, I stuck with it till EP14. If Oppa is not the best reason to watch those dramas, I think I'll lock them in the "when there is nothing else better to watch" chest.

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On Lee Joon Gi dramas: I REGRET NOTHING #truth

- “Hwarang” : MY PUPPY PARK HYUNG SIK IS IN IT, I WILL WATCH ANY AND EVERYTHING HE IS IN, NO QUESTIONS ASKED AND #IWILLREGRETNOTHING

- “Doctors”: this drama made me dislike Kim Rae Won... And I had liked him in almost everything, up to that point, since “Harvard Love Story” with Kim Tae Hee.... Show has actually wrecked an Oppa for me T.T It probably also didn’t help that he was paired with Park Shin Hye... I never found (and don’t think I ever will) the appeal of her or her dramas... I watched her in 3MAD and I was like “Meh”
*cue angry witch hunt on Dramabeans for me for saying negative things about Park Shin Hye*

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I know. I keep trying to understand why I don't like Park Shin Hye. I mean, I know she's a total sweetheart in real life (so everyone says) but....yikes....her appeal as an actress just escapes me. The weird thing is I feel the same way about Lee Jong-suk and, for the life of me, I can't explain that either. I even quit W two episodes before the end and I lost interest after ep 2 of While You Were Sleeping. Maybe forever scared and traumatized by the disaster that was Doctor Stranger. I know - I'm weird.

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I liked Hwarang a lot thanks to Park Hyung-sik. It was my came back kdrama after a long time hiatus.😉

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PSH stans tend to stick to youtube in my experience, lol.

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A couple of years ago, when I was (still) on staff at DramaFever, I wrote and illustrated a manwa based on Diary of a Night Watchman.
I kept most of the same cast and renamed it, "The Dragon Prince." Here is part I (of two parts) on my blog. (You can still view the original on DramaFever if you go back that far.) https://ktoonsbyfox.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/the-dragon-prince-part-i/
It is the favorite toon of mine. (I wish somebody would make it into a drama--using considerable 3G effects.)

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Hi Wag-a-muffin,
Thanks! I had a good read and chuckle. You definitely did a great job of the story without plot holes. So much more satisfactory! Wish I could find myself a dream to enter where I could sleep without having to wake up more than once or so early!!! 😆 😪 😃

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Aloha, Wag-a-muffin!

Ah, a blast from the past! I put a link to your blog on my fan wall. ;-)

Yeah, this would be awesome. Now to persuade Netflix to pick up the option. ;-)

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Pfffttt this is too real! Can someone do one with unnis? Cuz that stings just as bad. #StillloveyouttothemoonandbackHaJiwon

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I feel you about Ha Ji Won. I will pick up Hospital Ship just for her and who knows I might like it ?
#StillloveyouttothemoonandbackHaJiwon

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If it's just for her? DO IT! And Kang Minhyuk is adorable, his puppy eyes are so endearing. You gonna have to weed through some questionable plots that will make you wonder if it is still 2017 and not 2002. But then again, it's HA JI-WON. XD

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Ha Jiwon!!! Yes. One of my dream pairing is Ha Jiwon and Gong Yoo. I think they'd be a great pair (granted script is good) Sigh. But dramaland is cruel to unnie. Lol

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Poor Lee Junki. :D
But yeah, I will never stop watching his dramas too.

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Oh gosh. It's crazy how I actually watched most of these and yes, I was disappointed as many times as well. Number 1, the drama that must not be named. My blood pressure still rises whenever it is mentioned. It was really food until it went crazy wtf and then the ending, sigh. I'm also upset that they did Shin so bad by making him be in coma for the whole show.

And Lee Junki... I stopped watching his shows after Joseon Gunman coz yeah, there's a pattern to it. I never got to finish JG but it was actually quite good. If only the female lead had a better character, it would have been perfect. She was bland especially compared to the second lead. Well, thinking back, the villain and second lead had more depth than both leads. Jeon Hyebin killed it with her role.

Secret Door, whyyyy

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good to see this kind of list but not agree with moon lovers, i am not a fan of IU or Jun-ki but liked the drama.

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The future is bleak with no Kang Ji-hwan pre Lie To Me. T__T

Also, what's with the actors' comeback dramas post conscription mostly being bad? I hope it's just me, but that pattern is hard to ignore.

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I guess it's always hard to predict whether something is going to be good, especially if the entire script hasn't been written yet before you have to decide. My theory is actors will pick unique projects to stand out. Which can backfire if the writer doesnt know what to do with their unusual plot. But SongJoongKi made a great choice with Descendents... Flawed as it may have been, it was a big hit.

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I watched 6/21 and finished none of them but Moon Lovers (which was the most disheartening). TT _TT

Couldn't go through the rest even for oppa.

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This list is so spot on, the things i put up with because of Oppa...

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Also this list made me realize how Lee Jun Ki dramas let me down so much, yet i still try to watch them (though i never make it through the end).

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Actually, "Zorro Jesus Eric" is the name of my Hootie and the Blowfish Tribute Band. 😜

Still can't watch Strongest Chil-woo without remembering the bass line to Queen's "Under Pressure" being ripped off in the BGM. Dundundundundundundun...

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I watched Manhole . Ok, I skipped to JJaeJoong scenes to some episodes of it, and other that seeing him the drama did not exist in my mind.
As for Oppa, Joo Won is my absolute oppa. I love him. But I have to admit it, he has sucky taste in movies (I'd rather watch him being an idol than his movies) and his rom-coms are just sad 😣 I can forgive him for 7lcs, because I did not watch it. And I can forgive him for Cantabile Tomorrow , because I did not like the anime, you bet I won't watch the drama. And I have to forgive him for Sassy Girl, because while I did watch that, it will be 2 very extremely long years without him.
That said, no oppa on earth can make me watch a dumb drama unless by special circumstances (Joo Won +army) . Even Defendant I waited until episode 14 to start watching although I adore Ji Sung.

And I love So Ji Sub and Jung Kyung Ho, but I will never ever watch I'm Sorry, I love You.
#loveyourselffirst #oppaisaprettyface #onlystantalent

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Buahahah love your hashtag!!
#loveyourselffirst 😆

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I single-handedly blame Tomorrow With You and Hwarang for ruining my record of finishing my two boo's dramas and I'll never forgive either drama for that

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I actually kinda like TWY, the sole opportunity to actually see Oppa smile and happy (for while) although I did pretend the last few episodes didn't exist. Still haven't watched ep 15 & 16, no regret at all.

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My biggest disappointment has to be k2. wookie boy what were you thinking?

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Yes K2 is my biggest Oppa disappointment 😫 I love love Healer and who wouldn't want to see Chang Ji Wook being awesome in a bodyguard role? But but...why is there too much unnecessary fighting (and that's only the 1st 2/3 epi)? My poor Oppa....bruised and battered. Why is the background music too loud and too often and too much? Why is there a girl running around barefoot in a white nightgown in Barcelona? But it's ok, I would endure all that for Wookie.. or so I thought until the ramen scene. Somehow, that scene just broke me. If I rather Oppa ended up with the evil but interesting stepmom than this insipid character, for the sake of sanity and to preserve my Oppa love, I had to drop it.

#thankgodforsuspiciouspartner

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