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[2017 Year in Review] Part 1: The Bean Count

It’s Bean Count time! The Bean Count is our completely unscientific and gut-based exercise where Team Dramabeans gets to show our love for dramas by giving them (imaginary, useless) beans, which we accrue by watching dramas. Each person earns a bean by watching a show in its entirety, and then may bestow their accrued beans on whatever shows they wish.

We’ll be putting out our Year in Review series throughout the month of December, so stay tuned for future posts! Shows that get counted in this year’s reviews include those that started in late 2016 and were left out of last year’s reviews (such as The Lonely Shining Goblin), as well as shows that began before this December that will air the majority of their runs before the end of the year. Dramas that premiered this month will be included in next year’s series.

(If for whatever reason you can’t see the charts, here are unclickable versions: Beans and Pie.)

Feel free to play along and give out your imaginary beans! The only rules are that you must have watched every available episode of the show, and that the show falls within the date parameters defined. Go forth and count, Beanies!

Bean Chart
Goblin27
Solomon's Perjury4
Hwarang3
Voice3
Defendant3
Chief Kim2
Saimdang, Light's Diary3
Rebel2
Tomorrow With You2
Super Family2
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon11
Father Is Strange6
Radiant Office2
Liar and His Lover8
Tunnel10
Mystery Queen4
Chicago Typewriter9
Individualist Ji-young3
Suspicious Partner1
Circle23
Fight My Way7
Lookout2
Seven Day Queen25
The Best Hit5
Duel1
Forest of Secrets25
Woman of Dignity2
School 20177
The King Loves7
Rescue Me14
Live Up to Your Name12
Age of Youth 218
Hospital Ship1
Argon4
Temperature of Love4
While You Were Sleeping8
Because This Life Is Our First34
Witch's Court3
20th Century Boy and Girl1
Mad Dog1
Buamdong Revenge Club4
Go Back Spouses4
The Package5
Black4
Two Cops2
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Damn... I better get to watching Because This Life is Our First.

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Me too stat! 34 beans, wow

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I just started watching it over the weekend. I've watched 7 episodes so far and it is excellent. I had to force myself to stop watching last night so I could get some sleep.

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I need to finish it!

Honestly, my New Year's Resolution is to watch more dramas in general that I'm not recapping. I was a bad drama watcher this year (I blame my video game addiction.)

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You really should hey. It was one of my favorites for this year. It just got me..so much so that I don't know what to do now that it's over

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Right? Same. After finals I will be on that. School is important loll.

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Am I in the minority? I gave up BTLIOF after a few eps. Couldn't relate to the story, setting or the characters. On the other hand, I loved Goblin to distraction.

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Yay! I love dramabeans' year in review! <3 seemed like Because This Life is Our First is really popular xD
looking forward to the rest of the year in review!

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Here's the list of shows minions watched this year. If you watched a late 2016-2017 show and it's not on the list, just add it to your bean count. :D

Goblin
Solomon's Perjury
Hwarang
Voice
Introverted Boss
Missing 9
Defendant
Chief Kim
Saimdang, Light's Diary
Rebel
Tomorrow With You
Super Family
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
Perfect Wife
Father Is Strange
Radiant Office
Liar and His Lover
Tunnel
Whisper
Mystery Queen
Chicago Typewriter
Man to Man
Individualist Ji-young
Suspicious Partner
Ruler–Master of the Mask
Circle
Fight My Way
Lookout
My Sassy Girl
Seven Day Queen
The Best Hit
Duel
Forest of Secrets
Woman of Dignity
Bride of the Water God
School 2017
The King Loves
Reunited Worlds
Man Who Dies to Live
Falsify
Criminal Minds
Strongest Deliveryman
Rescue Me
Manhole
Live Up to Your Name
Age of Youth 2
Hospital Ship
My Golden Life
Argon
Lingerie Girls Generation
Temperature of Love
While You Were Sleeping
Because This Life Is Our First
Witch's Court
20th Century Boy and Girl
Mad Dog
Buamdong Revenge Club
Go Back Spouses
The Package
Black
Revolutionary Love
Meloholic
Nothing to Lose
Smart Prison Living
Untouchable
Doubtful Victory
Two Cops

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I just started Forest of Secrets last evening, but found myself falling asleep in the middle! I’ll be back to give my beans when I finish it! Also, wasn’t Man to Man this year?

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It is! It's in the list between Chicago Typewriter and Individualist Ji-young. I guess none of the minions who sent in their beans gave it a bean. Not even a pity-bean. :| But I'm sure other beanies will give some of their precious beans to it.

Also re: Forest of Secrets, did you mean you fell asleep in the middle of the 16eps or just the middle of the first ep? The first 1-2 eps can be slow but once you get hooked, you are HOOKED. And please say hello to my favorite weasel in the show (if you decide to pick it back up again).

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No, the first episode! I’m watching this and Man to Man (I see it now) while waiting for Hwayugi to start!

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@Ally
I have just started to re-watch FoS from the beginning.

The drama has a slow burn into the story proper. However, I think this opening pace is important of the story later on.

I still love the foot chase in the first episode - echoes of the pursuit scenes in "COLD EYES".

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thanks for the list, @mary !
going through it, I realized just how FEW of these I have actually watched... lol

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Wow! all in all, I started watching 40 shows but was only able to finish 17 of them. I dropped more than half of them.

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You did much better than me. I'm including dramas that I watched at least 1 episode.

Korean dramas: Watched 29, finished 6.
Chinese dramas: Watched 7, finished 1.
American dramas: Watched 3, finished 2.

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Oh you definitely should watch BTLIOF, it was a beautiful drama. That and While You Were Sleeping were my favourites.

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Ooh! For a moment I got super excited thinking we could drop in our imaginary beanies in the poll too! Haha

But yayyy! It's time for the year end reviews! I love them and will be my first time where I have watched perhaps 50% + of the shows so i can actually nod my head along!

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*random addled brain talk*
I would put 90% of my beans on Avengers Social Club !! (Of Chicago Typewriter too.. can I addle maths to have two 90%'s? This is not a good sign for my Thesis progress! Lol)

That show was gorgeous and fabulous start to finish!

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I would want to give Age of Youth 2 beans too but they didn't give me Ssongsungmin and the whole she goes out like bright star which burned out early.. so I hold my grudges and my beans too! There! I've finally got my revenge on you show *shakes fists*

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Hehe I like how you are taking your revenge on the “bright star which burned out early” of AoY2 here, it is the kind of revenge the Baumdong ahjummas could get behind.

Hwaiting 🌈🦄

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Thank god I have 30 beans! Even then it was hard to hand out.. i had to miss a few honorable mentions!

Age of Youth 2 : 5 🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡 (I'm not petty like u showwriters!)
Buamdong Revenge Club : 5 🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡
Chicago Typewriter : 5 🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡
The Best Hit : 3 🍡🍡🍡
Live Up to Your Name : 2 🍡🍡
Mystery Queen : 2 🍡🍡
Because This Life Is Our First : 1 🍡
Forest of Secrets : 1 🍡
Go Back Spouses : 1 🍡
Goblin : 1 🍡
Lookout : 1 🍡
While You Were Sleeping : 1 🍡

The last 🍡 must be split among them all.. sharing is caring!
Fight My Way : 0.33
Strongest Deliveryman : 0.33
Tomorrow With You : 0.33

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Also its embarrassing.. but I have a whopping 30 beans.. !

Now we know what the thesis is taking forever! (At this point I feel like I need to name my thesis.. it's a major character in my life story! Lol.. *also should probably stop having a random conv with myself on the comments * PhD thesis really addles it brains* * there is a reason why it's called Permanent Head Damage*)

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Runi....I love your imaginary Beans 😂 but please sleep..

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30, wow! *says the person who's seen over 100 shows in two years* *and that's excluding variety* *oops* Hahahaha yeah I can imagine it being hard to fit in time to write that thesis ;)

*loves your random convo with yourself btw*

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Hehe, I started commenting on here so much more when I started my thesis *dont tell my advisor* *but you need to talk to yourself* *yourself is the only one who understands all about dramas, School, and real (where you interact with other people face to face) life*

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Hehhehhe... this is hilarious!

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"nod your head along" LOL!!! I have watched just maybe a quarter. But I will always read the reviews for fun.

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Hands down my favorite drama of this year is The best hit. The show made me laugh and cry at the same time. Overall this year was average compare to last year.

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These are sooo kawaiii!! ❤️ My beans would go to Because this Life is Our First(for portraying the dilemmas of my life with nuance, love and laughter), Goblin (for Gong Yoo, Sad Love and Epic Bromance) Forest of Secrets (for being so riveting), Chicago typewriter (all the feels) and Strong Woman (cutest couple ever). Cannot wait for the Year End reviews. HWAITING! 💪

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yaaaaaay to because this is our first life, and also forest of secrets

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12?! But I realized I have around 6 (!) that I dropped. Whatta waste, I could have gotten more beans. 😱 Maybe if I have more time in the future *😏snort* I could give those a second chance.

Goblin: 3, BTIOFL: 2, WYWS: 1, Lookout: 1, GBC: 2, Individualist: 1, Chicago Typewriter: 2

Its been a lovely year. 😘

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If I've got it right I think I'd have 17 beans (full shows from this list).

I'd give a

2 to The Package,
1 to BuamDong Revenge.
3 to Radiant Office.
10 to Forest of Secrets.

Not just kdrama - unless there is a major upset this month, Forest of Secrets is my show of the year, pipping The Young Pope. Up till then I thought my kdrama of the year would be Radiant Office - more than just a standard office set-up with a lot of thought about women in the Korean workplace too.

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Just realised Man to Man & Whisper aren't in the list above - an extra couple of beans, hands to Forest of Secrets.

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I just realized that I watched more shows this year than last year. I think I only watched 1 or 2 in 2016. For 2017, I'm quite proud to finish 9. Of the 9, my favorites are Forest of Secrets, Because This Life is Our First, and Live Up to Your Name.

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Please, someone enlighten me. I've seen this bean count before (every year actually) but never participated so I'm not sure what to do exactly...

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Ok I think I get it...after staring at the chart a bit longer and then reading the instructions from javabeans. Lol!
So the number of dramas I've watched in entirety will be the beans? And I can allocate however many beans to the shows as I see fit? I think..

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Yes that's right :)

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Thanks!! 😊

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Yep, you got it right. Have fun playing, raven.

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Thanks buddy!! I wish it wasn't 10:50pm here lol..
Oh well I'm wide awake now because of this! 😆

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Goblin
Voice
Chief Kim
Rebel
Tomorrow with you
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Liar and his lover
Tunnel
Chicago Typewriter
Suspicious partner
Circle
Fight my way
Lookout
Forest of secrets
School 2017
Rescue me
While you were sleeping
Because this is our first life
Mad dog
Go back spouses
The package
Missing 9
Man to man
My sassy girl
Bride of the water god
Strongest deliveryman

Wow I watched 28 dramas! *what a surprise* *not* lol

Ok it's gonna take me a while to figure out my beans. I'll be back...

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Damn this was a hard choice. I didn't have beans so:

Circle- 🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬
Tunnel- 🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬
Go back spouses- 🍬🍬🍬🍬
Rescue Me- 🍬🍬🍬🍬
School 2017- 🍬
Lookout- 🍬🍬
Fight My Way- 🍬🍬
Liar and his lover- 🍬🍬
Mad dog- 🍬🍬
Missing 9- 🍬

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If I had more beans it would've gone to: chief kim, BTLIOF, forest of secrets, the package and voice. *but alas I don't so..*

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I watched BTLIOF late and it's worth binge watching in one day. It's not perfect but pokes you where it hurts and where it matters

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Already? Wow!

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Strongest Deliveryman didnt get any beans? But i loved that show :(

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me too! It's my recommendation when friends ask me what show to watch nowadays, but no love from the recappers :-(

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For Reference:

KBS
The Shining Eun Soo 24.9% (125)
The Rose of Sharon Has Bloomed 20.3% (120)
First Love Again 19.5% (104)
Nameless Woman 17.8% (102)
That Sun in the Sky 9.3% (121)
Sea of the Woman 8.3% (120)

My Golden Life
Father Is Strange 27.7% (52)

Chief Kim 15.9% (20)
Hwarang: The Beginning 8.4% (20)
Queen for Seven Days 5.9% (20)
Perfect Wife 5.0% (20)

Fight for My Way 10.9% (16)
Witch's Court 10.6% (16)
Mystery Queen 9.5% (16)
Mad Dog 6.6% (16)
Strongest Deliveryman 5.8% (16)
School 2017 4.5% (16)
The Best Hit 3.8% (16)
Manhole 2.1% (16)
Go Back Couple 5.8% (12)
Girls' Generation 1979 4.3% (8)

Naked Fireman 4.25% (4)
Individualist Ms. Ji Young 3.6% (2)
Let Us Meet, Joo Oh 4.5% (1)
If We Were a Season 4.1% (1)
The Reason Why We Can't Sleep 4.0% (1)
The Last Week of Madam Jung 3.7% (1)
Bad Families 3.6% (1)
Waltzing Alone 3.3% (1)
Kang Duk Soon's Love History 2.9% (1)
You’re Closer Than I Think 2.5% (1)
Buzzcut Love 2.1% (1)
SLOW 1.7% (1)

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MBC

Always Spring 9.9% (122)
Return of Bok Dan Ji 9.7% (122)
Teacher Oh Soon Nam 9.1% (129)
Person Who Gives Happiness 8.6% (118)
Golden Pouch 7.9% (122)
All Kinds of Daughters-in-Law 6.7% (100)

You Are Too Much 13.3% (50)
Father, I'll Take Care of You 12.1% (50)
Bad Thief, Good Thief 10.44% (50)

Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People 11.7% (30)
Ruler - Master of the Mask 12.4% (20)
Hospital Ship 9.5% (20)
The King Loves 6.6% (20)

Lookout 7.4% (16)
Radiant Office 5.9% (16)
Missing 9 4.6% (16)
20th Century Boy and Girl 3.1% (16)
Man Who Dies to Live 10.3% (12)

Star of the Universe 1.5% (6)

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SBS
I'm Sorry Kang Nam Goo 10.9% (120)
Sweet Enemy 10.8% (124)
Love Is Drop by Drop

Unni Is Alive 14.0% (68)

Saimdang, Light's Diary 10.1% (28)
Suspicious Partner 8.2% (20)
Temperature of Love 7.8% (20)
Reunited Worlds 6.4% (20)
Super Family 4.2% (20)

Defendant 21.7% (18)
Whisper 15.6% (17)
Falsify 11.1% (16)
My Sassy Girl 8.8% (16)
While You Were Sleeping 8.3% (16)

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tvN
Criminal Minds 2.7% (20)

Deserving of the Name 5.4% (16)
Forest of Secrets 4.6% (16)
Because This Is My First Life 3.5% (16)
Bride of the Water God 3.1% (16)
Revolutionary Love 2.8% (16)
Chicago Typewriter 2.2% (16)
Sensitive Boss 1.9% (16)
Tomorrow with You 1.7% (16)
The Liar and His Lover 1.5% (16)

Avengers Social Club 5.1% (12)
Circle 2.1% (12)
Argon 2.7% (8)

Assistant Manager Park's Private Life 0.9% (1)

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OCN
Tunnel 4.7% (16)
Voice 4.4% (16)
Save Me 2.4% (16)
Duel 1.7% (16)
My Secret Romance

JTBC
Woman of Dignity 6.5% (20)
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon 7.6% (16)
Man to Man 3.2% (16)
Age of Youth 2 2.8% (14)
The Package 1.8% (12)
Solomon's Perjury 1.2% (12)

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Defendant 21.7% (18)
Chief Kim 15.9% (20)
Whisper 15.6% (17)
Ruler - Master of the Mask 12.4% (20)
Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People 11.7% (30)
Falsify 11.1% (16)
Fight for My Way 10.9% (16)
Witch's Court 10.6% (16)
Man Who Dies to Live 10.3% (12)
Saimdang, Light's Diary 10.1% (28)
Mystery Queen 9.5% (16)
Hospital Ship 9.5% (20)
My Sassy Girl 8.8% (16)

Hwarang: The Beginning 8.4% (20)
While You Were Sleeping 8.3% (16)
Suspicious Partner 8.2% (20)
Temperature of Love 7.8% (20)
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon 7.6% (16)
Lookout 7.4% (16)
Mad Dog 6.6% (16)
The King Loves 6.6% (20)
Woman of Dignity 6.5% (20)
Reunited Worlds 6.4% (20)

Queen for Seven Days 5.9% (20)
Radiant Office 5.9% (16)
Strongest Deliveryman 5.8% (16)
Go Back Couple 5.8% (12)
Deserving of the Name 5.4% (16)
Avengers Social Club 5.1% (12)

Perfect Wife 5.0% (20)
Tunnel 4.7% (16)
Missing 9 4.6% (16)
Forest of Secrets 4.6% (16)
School 2017 4.5% (16)
Voice 4.4% (16)
Girls' Generation 1979 4.3% (8)
Super Family 4.2% (20)

The Best Hit 3.8% (16)
Because This Is My First Life 3.5% (16)
Man to Man 3.2% (16)
20th Century Boy and Girl 3.1% (16)
Bride of the Water God 3.1% (16)
Revolutionary Love 2.8% (16)
Age of Youth 2 2.8% (14)
Criminal Minds 2.7% (20)
Argon 2.7% (8)
Save Me 2.4% (16)
Chicago Typewriter 2.2% (16)

Manhole 2.1% (16)
Circle 2.1% (12)

Sensitive Boss 1.9% (16)
The Package 1.8% (12)

Tomorrow with You 1.7% (16)
Duel 1.7% (16)

The Liar and His Lover 1.5% (16)

Solomon's Perjury 1.2% (12)

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Yes! Because this Life is our first was such a brilliant drama. Everyone needs to watch it. I made me believe in good dramas again.

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I have 40 beans in total now but don't know where I should allocate it

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Divide it by 40? 1 each..😛😉🤣

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That's what I did.

Decisions are hard. :(

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🤣hahaha. This way it's fair so..
😉

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Wow!
Don’t forget Woo DoHwan’s drama :D

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I have 22 beans this year and I think I'll spread the love a bit because there are many worthy dramas in 2017.

(1) Solomon's Perjury
(4) Tunnel
(1) Strong Family
(3) Forest of Secrets
(2) School 2017
(3) Age of Youth II
(3) Lingerie Girls' Generation
(3) Go Back Spouses
(2) Buamdong Revenge Club

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Ahhh Tunnel has a special place in our hearts...❤

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Definitely. My brain said Forest of Secrets, but my heart pick Tunnel. So, Tunnel it is. 😄

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Glad to see Lingerie Girls' Generation get some beans, was a cute, fun watch.

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Since I watched a lot of good dramas this year, I'm listing those I dumped instead (from 1-4 episode tryout) :
As you can see a lot of popular dramas did not make the cut for me. Which might be a thing of timing or of script. 😅😅

Solomon's Perjury
Hwarang
Voice
Introverted Boss
Saimdang, Light's Diary
Rebel
Tomorrow With You
Super Family
Liar and His Lover
Mystery Queen
Chicago Typewriter
Individualist Ji-young
Ruler–Master of the Mask
Circle
Fight My Way
Seven Day Queen
Duel
Woman of Dignity
Bride of the Water God
School 2017
The King Loves
Reunited Worlds
Criminal Minds
Strongest Deliveryman
Live Up to Your Name
Hospital Ship
My Golden Life
Argon
Temperature of Love
While You Were Sleeping
Witch's Court
20th Century Boy and Girl
Mad Dog
Go Back Couples
Black
Meloholic
Nothing to Lose
Two Cops

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Underrated til the end, I'll give 6 (of 11) to Liar and his Lover. 3 to Rescue Me and 2 for Tomorrow With You

Forest of Secrets and Because This Life is Our First are not underrated, so there's no need for me to give them beans. Everyone loves them two.

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Damn, I wish I have more beanies to give to Liar and his Lover. You know one for every character in the final shot of the drama. Crude Play, Mush & Co, and Se-Jung. Six will do for now.

Rescue Me has three beans for Holy Trinity. Our wishes be fulfilled. 😀😀 Or all three for Woo Do-Hwan.

Two for Tomorrow With You because of PD's directorial choices and his cinematographer.

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Wow! I'm (pleasantly) surprised that BTLIOF beat Goblin! Also I forgot about Seven Day Queen when considering potential DB Staff favorites this year. That's another one that needs to go on my to-watch list, I suppose.

I have only finished 4 2017 dramas 😅 That's kind of sad! Although I did complete several older ones as well.

My completed 2017 dramas were:
Tomorrow With You
The Liar and His Lover
Age of Youth 2
Because This Life is Our First

And I distribute my beans as such:
AOY2: 1
BTLIOF: 3

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Beans didn´t grow well this year, so I am giving out other vegetables to dramas I liked.
1. Father is Strange - a few bunches of parsley. there is a lot of this stuff, but it is all tasty.
2. The Best Hit - a head of iceberg lettuce. It seemed big and fluffy, but in the end a light mel.
3. Circle - a bag of yellow and purple radishes. Because I didnt know before things like this existed and was very surprised.
4. School 2017 - a cucumber and a pumpkin, because they were cute as cucumber and pretty as pumpkin.
5. While you were sleeping - I just feel like I need to give some freebie squach, turnip and beetroot and some kale to Hong Joo´s mom cause she has to feed all those people.
6. Duel - * wakes Sung Hoon from the dead with the smell of Peipsi onions.* trust me on this.
7. Lookout - ponders if he should do the same with Do-Han.
8. Buamdong Revenge Club - I feel like they can use some garlic to put into their antagonists´ socks.

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sorry for the typos, there is wool stuck in my keyboard so s and a sometimes don´t appeal. Meal, she, squash

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hAHAHAHAHA I love this.

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This is hilarious. I only have like 6 beans so maybe I should pass some fruit around to balance your veg table. Get it? Lol

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all right, if it´s organic and stuff

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Fresh from my dramaland back garden.

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My earnestly gathered 18 beans go to BTLIOF (10) and Solomon's Perjury (8).
It's weird how I know I finished 18 dramas but for most of them I just have this vague recollection of the main plot line (if it had any). But I remember very well how each drama I watched made me feel. For example when I think of Hwarang I can't really remember anything besides Taehyung's character dying and Go Ara crying, but the moment I read "Hwarang" my heart made this squinty eyes expression so I'm sure I didn't like it much. When I think of BTLIOF though, it's all butterflies.

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Where's Headsno2?

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I was going to ask that. And Gummimochi too.

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Yes, really sad if they are no longer part of the DB team as Headsno2 and Gummimochi are my trusted reviewers in the non-romcom genres. I value their comments to broaden my drama taste and exposure

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I know - I'm also not much of a rom-com person and they're the folks who usually venture into other genres - I was sorry not to see their feedback.

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I have been noticing this too that they are not here from some time. Gummi has no recaps and heads doesn't post the ratings anymore.

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I have been noticing this too. Maybe they both have gone on a vacation together? I hope that's the reason!

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I was going to ask too! I've been missing Gummimochi and HeadsNo2 too!

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hello everyone, been away and missed dramabeans...hope everyone is good? guess this will give me a clue on what to start watching....

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I noticed that I did not see HeadsNo2 in the roster. Oh well, still looking forward to the review of the other DB writers!

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Wow! I expected the top 5 faves of DB staff except for BTLIOF because I checked out of kdramaland in recent months so I was not updated. Slump is real. Anyway, it seems I need to binge-watch this one.

As for my own beans, I only watched a few in their entirety (4 sad beans in total lol). I did watch a bit of some dramas like WYWS and Circle but I have not finished them yet.

The only memorable so far is the bromance of Kim Shin and Grim so I give 3 beans for Goblin. That fashion show rescue scene will never get old. Hehe!

The last bean I give to The King Loves. It was not perfect, but I enjoyed it for the most part and found an appreciation for Yoona and Jonghyun AND love for Korean history era aside from Joseon. We need more of those older eras.

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Awww... A fellow "the king loves" fan... Thanks for mentioning HJH and Yoona (RinSan is love)... My all time fave otp 😍😍

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I'm petty and I'm happy that BTLIOF beat Goblin. XD

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Ok... So I have 25 beans (I had a lot of spare time this summer) and have divided them (I hope my math is right):
Because This Life Is Our First: 6
Goblin: 3
Forest of Secrets: 3
Buamdong Revenge Club: 2
Go Back Spouses: 2
Rescue Me: 2
Age of Youth 2: 2
Fight My Way: 2
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon: 1
Man to Man: 1
The Package: 1

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I watched 17 complete dramas this year. Wow. Fairly sure that's my highest count ever. I was surprised Suspicious Partner ranked so low😦. It was one of my crack drama of the year. BTIMFL and AOY2 topped my list. Followed closely by pornstarche fluffy oppa Dr Heo, even more fluffier Ji Chang Wook, epic centuries old bromance Goblin (was not really enjoying the love line), time travelling cop Tunnel, riveting Forest of Secrets, Grumpy Pants Mystery Queen, and The Best Hit. 2017 has been a good ride. 💐💐

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It's finally here! My favorite season of the year... DB year in review!

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Does it count if I watched the entire series multiple times? Also Radiant office and Mad Dog need way more beans!

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I agree. Radiant Office, though circling around the same conflict all the time, paid equal amount of attention to all the characters and let them grow as people, which I think many other dramas failed to do; it was very sweet, thoughtful and warm.
And Mad Dog was in its´ element & the whole cast seemed to believe in their characters´ "mission", which also convinced the viewer that it IS important.

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I have 22 beans:

Buamdong Revenge Club-5
Forest Of Secret-4
Age Of Youth-3
Goblin-3
Rescue Me-3
Mad Dog-2
Because This Is My First Life-2

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where's Money Flower? *pout
but honestly i don't know how to play. hahaha

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MONEY FLOWER is a weekend drama that will be running for 3 months, IIRC, so methinks it will be in the 2018 list.

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Last year I had 27 beans, this year I have 24. Omg I still watch a lot.

5 Beans
Father is Strange

4 Beans
Go Back Spouse

3 beans
Age of Youth 2
Fight My Way

2 Beans
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Voice
While You Were Sleeping

One Bean
Witch Court
Chief Kim
Mad Dog

I hope my maths is right.

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Honorable mention goes to

Solomon Perjury (promising actors)
School 2017 (cute male lead)
Tomorrow With You (Shin Min Ah is <3)
The Package (the old couple is cute)

KBS has a total 15 Beans! JTBC has 5, SBS and OCN has 2 each from me

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Wow! I got 35 beans, and here I was thinking I was in a bit of a drama slump
😜 I guess not! Hmmm, now where to give them, I think I'll spread the love a little:
Tunnel - 00000
Chicago typewriter - 00000
Because this life is our first - 0000
Buamdong revenge club - 0000
School 2017 - 000
Fight my way - 000
Radiant office - 00
Strong woman Do Bong-soon - 00
Witch's court - 00
While you were sleeping - 00
Strongest deliveryman - 00
Queen of the ring - 0

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What about ashow we finish but 40 persen of fast Forwarding? Can we count of that show? Haha
That's what i did on BTiofl and temperature of love lol.. And can we count finishing a kbs special drama? Love this year kbs drama special to piece

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1) If I watched 8 series to episode 4, does that count as 2 beans?
2) If I pinky swear to watch a few more, can I count those virtual beans too?
3) If I successfully predicted how bad a series was going to be, can I get a half bean bonus???
4) Quarter bean bonus for snarky comments?
Ha ha.

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1) I would take it as 8 cuz that might be what I did in my count :P
2) Ooh I added those too!
3) Now I would give you a whole one for this
4) Oh you get 2 for this!

So by my authority I bestow upon you at least 11 virtual beans plus maybe 1 more.. now go play! ;)

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Yaay.....

Now I can play with 29 beans!!!

BTIOFL 8 beans
FoS 5 beans
Goblin 5 beans
BRC 2 beans
WYWS 1 bean --- sigh! competent but lukewarm
Best Hit 1 bean ... good cast chemistry
Strongest Deliveryman 1 bean ... CSB fighting
Man to Man 1 bean --- struggle, struggle...
SWDBS ----- eeehhhhh 1 bean (just for cutie PBY)
Maybe hold off on a few beans for Robot, Hwayugi etc

Hmm... I tend to reward stronger writing...

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Darn... forgot

Chief Kim...

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My list came to 22. No beans on the computer, so I'm going to give stars.

Goblin - ***
Introverted Boss
Tomorrow With You
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Radiant Office
Tunnel *
Mystery Queen
Chicago Typewriter - ***
Suspicious Partner
Fight My Way **
Lookout
The Best Hit
Forest of Secrets *
Bride of the Water God
Lingerie Girls Generation *
Temperature of Love
While You Were Sleeping
Because This Life Is Our First ****
Go Back Spouses ***
The Package ***
Black *
Two Cops

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I am sooooo happy For "Because This Is My First Life ❤ this drama is my favourite this year along with Age of youth2!

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I only got 6 beans LOL. But where's strongest deliveryman? It's not on the list. With that show i got 7 beans then. I will give 3 to Goblin, 3 to BTLIOF, and 1 to strongest deliveryman.

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So how many did I earn? Let's See..

Hwarang
Introverted Boss
Missing 9
Chief Kim
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
Perfect Wife
Father Is Strange
Radiant Office
Liar and His Lover
Tunnel
Man to Man
Individualist Ji-young
Suspicious Partner
Ruler–Master of the Mask
Circle
Fight My Way
Lookout
Seven Day Queen
The Best Hit
Duel
Forest of Secrets
School 2017
Falsify
Strongest Deliveryman
Rescue Me
Age of Youth 2
My Golden Life
Argon
Lingerie Girls Generation
Because This Life Is Our First
Witch's Court
Mad Dog
Buamdong Revenge Club
Meloholic
Smart Prison Living

35?! no wonder my thesis is in hiatus right now..

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Our First Life 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫
Forest of Secrets🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫
Liar and His Lover🍫🍫🍫🍫
Circle🍫🍫🍫🍫
Father is Strange🍫🍫🍫
Age of Youth 2🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫
School 2017🍫🍫
Mad Dog🍫🍫🍫
Duel🍫🍫🍫🍫

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*holds funeral for Runi and Waki's thesises*

... *thesi?* *theses?* *doesn't know the plural for thesis* ....

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Isn't it funny that that the 2 with 'theses' watched so many! Procrastination is clearly a thing! :)

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I've only finished 10 that aired this year... hahahaha

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And I even had some re-watch like FBND,Cdramas,Tdramas and KBS specials aren't listed here..but in my defense I work better under pressure hahaha..dont know about Runi,though 😂

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Wow! Though I agree on working well (sometimes even better) under pressure..

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Thanks and good luck with your thesis.I still have time,until April rolls in that is

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For me
1.Forest of Secrets (Rewatched x3)
2.Circle
3.Chicago Typewriter
4.Age of Youth
5.Because This Life is Our First
Special Mention
Crack drama: Suspicious Partner, Drama Short: Individualist Ji Young ^_^

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Woman of Dignity - lots of beans
Forest of Secrets
Defendant
Chief Kim

Every other k-drama I tried this year I dropped within 3 episodes.

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I rewatched more old dramas than watch this year's dramas...

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Same as me. At one point, I was stuck at few new dramas that I cannot catch-up with the episodes and then I lost interest in the middle and look thru old dramas and re-watch some. Still, I will give beans to following.

Strong Woman Do Bong-soon - for keeping me last till end and swoon me over.
Goblin - watch and pause and watch and pause and just finished it recently
Because This Life Is Our First
Go Back Spouses
WYWS
Fight my way
Witch Court

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Oh how can I left out my faves this year: Radiant Office and Mystery Queen

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What happened to Suspicious Partner? It must be a mistake :-)

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i have watched many dramas this year. But first half champion was hands down The Liar and his lover and second half of the year was Go back couple. The best drama of year 2017 for me. Rest i dont even remember half of them.

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Kinda similar to mine- these 2 shows were my absolute favs this year- but I still managed to remember other shows and give them some beans! :)

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So happy it is the beginning of the end-of-the-year Dramabeans madness! I had 17 shows this year, but shouldn't we have extra beans when we sticked with very frustrating dramas? (I'm looking at you, temperature of love!!). Here is my unfair and biased dispatch:

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon: 7 beans : you were flawed, but you made me laugh out-loud and squee equally, and also my friend, and now my mom. I hadn't laughed that hard since You're beautiful!

Forest of Secrets : 6 beans : the suspense! the chase! the friendship! that smile! I might have given you 10 if we had had more of our two main characters together (Season 2 in 2018 please pretty please?)

The King Loves: 4 beans : I didn't care much for the politicking, but the friendship was lovely and the love triangle really electrifying!

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17 beans for me - goes to
Goblin
Hwarang
Tomorrow With You
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon **
Liar and His Lover *
Whisper
Individualist Ji-young
Circle **
Fight My Way *
Seven Day Queen ***
The Best Hit *
Bride of the Water God
Reunited Worlds
Strongest Deliveryman **
While You Were Sleeping **
Because This Life Is Our First **
Go Back Spouses *

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