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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching

So, what are we all watching this week?

What kept you reaching for more (or agonizing when there was no more), and what made you want to throw your remote through the screen? Time to weigh in…

 

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Because This Life Is Our First: The ending was lovely and true to the series’ thoughtful and slightly oddball spirit, although I’ll admit to not being perfectly satisfied with the way we arrived at our happy conclusion. Ji-ho’s explanation for leaving and then coming back was one of those things that seems perfectly reasonable and logical in a writerly sense, but that I couldn’t understand in my heart, which found it convoluted and more for plot’s sake than organic development. I won’t complain too hard because this series is still one of the dramas I enjoyed most this year, but I can’t fool myself into believing it was perfect.

20th Century Boy and Girl: This drama ended in a feel-good and low-key bubble of sweetness, much like the rest of its run. I felt warm feelings for the characters and where they ended up, and while I feel like the Anthony character was maybe forty percent extraneous and unnecessary, I got a kick out of the Kim So-yeon cameo as his ball-busting romantic match. Did this show need to be this long or push so many products? Fo’ sho’ it did not. But at least it left us with a benign sort of cheeriness.

Witch’s Court: Okay, so this ending was totally anticlimactic, right? I can understand why it was a gradual takedown of the Big Bad, and how our good prosecutors started by taking away all of his allies, but by the time we got the rapist-killer in the hot seat in court, I was wondering why we were still hashing out the same old plot. Then he got his guilty verdict and death sentence and got shipped off to prison in the span of about five TV minutes, and all of a sudden our serious courtroom melodrama turned into a cheeky workplace drama with fifteen minutes in which to push as much product as possible. Why are so many K-drama finales so clunky?

Nothing to Lose: Two episodes in, I find this show lighter than I was expecting, and I find that both a good and a not-so-good thing. On the one hand, I’m a little fatigued of courtroom dramas, but on the other, at least one this light-hearted is more about the characters and relationships than it is about the cases (at least I hope). On the other hand (in a world where we all have three hands), this show is so light that it almost feels flighty, and the plotlines definitely veer cheesy. I do love Park Eun-bin and Yeon Woo-jin quite a lot, though, so I’ll try to stick it out for them. But I’ve got my trigger finger on the X button….

 

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Because This Life Is Our First: I struggled to get through the separation portion of the relationship, and it didn’t help matters that the episodes started to get really long. But I was so content with all of our characters and the journey we’d been on with them, and found it poignant that our couple came together initially because a home took priority over everything else in their lives, and by the end, neither of them cared where they slept or where they lived as long as they had each other.

Mad Dog: The plot may have been simple in the sense that they were just chasing one case for the entire length of the show, but this drama hit every single emotional beat that I wanted. The team came together like a real family (plus romances, yay!), and I finally got to hear Woo Do-hwan call Yoo Ji-tae “hyung.” It took 16 episodes to hear that one damn word, but when he said it, it was perfect.

Two Cops: Jo Jung-seok is unsurprisingly carrying this, but I think Kim Sun-ho’s con man character has enough to him that the two-souls-one-body trope is going to be fun in a bickering buddy cop sort of way. The romance feels shoehorned in compared to the rest of the story so far, so hopefully they’ll ease off a little and let it develop organically, because there’s no need to force it so early in the show.

Mysterious Il-seung: Escaping from prison is apparently very easy; I don’t know why it takes other drama characters a whole season to do it! You really have to suspend your disbelief to buy into this premise, but once you do, the show itself is enjoyable and goes by quickly. Yoon Kyun-sang is a compelling hero, and the setup is just crazy enough that I’m dying to know how on earth the death-row inmate is going to get away with taking over a cop’s identity.

 

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Witch’s Court: The ending was cute. Loved those last playful interactions between Yi-deum and Jin-wook in the happily-ever-after end. That dynamic between her and Jin-wook was too hot for fire and cuter than puppies! (Now, I’m imagining fire-breathing dragon-puppies…) Overall, the drama wasn’t super innovative nor was it edge-of-my-seat captivating, but thoroughly enjoyable throughout the entire journey because of its unapologetic main character, Ma Yi-deum. There really needs to be more of her, both in dramaland and IRL. Regarding the other characters, Jo Gap-soo was a typical villain, and I would have liked a little bit more nuance in his arc, but I loved the powerful female-centric storytelling of the plot which almost made up for the banality of the cases themselves. Prosecutor Min was such an awesome mentor, who still showed degrees of remorse when her own decisions led to tragedy (e.g. separation of Yi-deum and her mother).

 
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Because This Life is Our First: This one is an anomaly for me. It's rare to have a drama that managed to make me introspective, thinking about what have I done with my life and what will I do with my future, and yet never really hit me in the heart. I understand what the characters had to go through, but I couldn't immediately feel it. Maybe that's why I'm not that disappointed with the ending. After all, I can always remember the rest of those 14 eps fondly and be happy with it.

Two Cops: I know I'm heavily biased because this drama has Jo Jung-seok. But I really enjoyed the premiere. It's fun, fast-paced, full of likable characters, and has good action scenes. For now, the promise of epic bromance between our conman and hot-headed detective is enough to keep me excited for the next eps.

Smart Prison Living: It's still early days, and we haven't met all the key characters yet, but I'm very optimistic for this one.

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@gadis

I can't think of a Kdrama to rival BTLIOF in its understanding to the subjectivity of truth. This show was nuanced where we may disagree with characters but rarely would we say they are unrealistic.

I think its a difficult bar to ask for perfection (DB would be a very short website if we only talked about perfect dramas). However, I am happy to revel in whatever amount of this luscious word we are blessed with. (Then greedily ask for more.)

It has taken me a long time to process ep15 so I could not meaningfully understand the final episode. It didn't really become clear until after extended /rewarding conversations with other beanies and I thank them for that.

I don't think ep15 is a weak as many, its just that it didn't carry forward the impact as the show appeared to break its own rules in the finale. This cut the legs out from both 15 and 16.

For me this is a show of a brilliant 15 + 1/2 episodes.
I think to help me process it, I need to pen an [Alternate Endings] piece. Its too late for that DB "Theme of the Month" deadline so I will post it belatedly in the ep16 recap forum.

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And we will be there to read it, don’t worry.

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@Ally
You my be interested in a comment I wrote about character visuals for Forest of Secretes Ep03 (Comment # 12 thread) :D

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I went back and read your comment and as ever was impressed by your detailed analysis. I was wondering if you are going to register on this site? I ask for the purely selfish reason of wanting to be able to access a back log of your detailed comments. Forest of Secrets and Because Its Our First Life are my two favorite dramas this year and disregarding emotional connections to early drama viewing my favorite dramas ever. So seeing your take on these shows has improved/increased my appreciation of them. Thank you.

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Thank you, Tom! I’m starting FOS and am at the 2nd episode. I’ll be sure to read your visuals before ep 3!

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unlike most of beanies, i am content with the ending of two episodes because i see it in different way. and surprisingly, the ending does make sense for me. i don't want to change it a bit cause it makes me appreciate the show more and marriage more. but anyway, i will give my standing ovation to this show, even with that boknam episodes, but specially for the last 2 episodes that showing that this show never fails to surprise people expectation, in a bad or good way. and i am just glad i am in the latter part.
so, next project, please.

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BTIOL need to be a 10 ep because they seem to lost track and just fanservice after ep 11.

If you onboard with their life and their idea, you can watch it bur if you think they are too pretentious and doesn't actually know what they are talking because their life actually "too ideal to be true", they don't hold any foot ground.

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My current favourite shows have all ended: Witch's court, Because this life is our first and Mad Dog. Currently experiencing withdrawals because of Mad Dog i need something to fill my empty heart

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I will always smile when I think of Because its Our First life. It has so much great stuff to recommend it. I also just started Doubtful Victory and I found the Papa Johns ppl harder to get past then any shortcomings in the plot, but within a really short time I was hooked and was surprised at how fast the first 2 episodes felt.

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Hahaha escaping prison was easy indeed. Scoffield would really piss off

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I'm on a pause from all K-Dramas right now. Can't seem to get into the right mood for any, so I'm catching random episode reviews here and there. The second half of 2017 has been a real drama slump T_T

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good luck with getting into the K-drama mood again

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thanks. I'm waiting for a new drama to come along. I feel like I'm going to start watching two cops soon just for Jo Jung Seok, but other than that I'm waiting for Junho's drama to come out.

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I know some Beanies were watching Korean variety shows while they were in a drama slump.

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That's what I've actually been doing. I recently just finished Youth Over Flowers with my Winner babies <333. So sad it was only 4 episodes, and I watch Knowing Bros weekly. Also, Na PD's next variety comes out soon too, Kang's Kitchen, so am excited for that!

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You should watch hyori's BnB. So so good, I fell In love with IU even though I'm a girl :)

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I was actually considering watching it. I love IU and I love Hyori, so it's a win win for me.

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One special YOF episode will come out after Kang's Kitchen :)

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The directors cut episode !! That's gonna be awesome.

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Because This Life is Our First - I hated that they gave all three couples happy ending. For capturing real life very well, it was hard for me to accept that everyone were a couple and live happily ever after at the end. Still, it is one of the best drama in 2017. A-

2D1N - just to pass some time (and since I've been missing them), I'm watching old episodes of season 3, the ones with Kim Joo Hyuk. It's still difficult to understand sometimes why he is not here anymore.

Tribes and Empires: The Storm of Prophecy - long title be damned. The first two episodes are epic in scale. I love it. There is some editing, I find annoying, but overall the first two episodes are something action afficianados look for in this type of drama.

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I agree with you about the happy endings in Because this life is our first.
I recently re-watched the Balri episode of 1N2D (where they couldn't escape the hot baths) for some Kim Joo-hyuk. Priceless and so sad at the same time.

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I agree with both of you. I would have ratherd Rang and Seol found other partners because I truly believe they would be happier apart.

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I can't wait to start on Tribes and Empires: The Storm of Prophecy . This is going to be a long journey so I'll wait maybe at least half of drama to be subbed before start it.

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I could have finished 6 episodes last night, but same as you, I want to take my time with this one. It needs to be devoured in one sitting (or at least a few). So, I will probably not watch anymore until we have more.

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I watched episodes 1 & 2. Cinematography was breathtakingly beautiful, but storytelling was slow and editing uneven w/ excess of slow motion during battle scenes. The tribe leader's actions and leadership skills were questionable and not awe inspiring. A surprising disappointment in the first 2 episodes.

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I've watched six episodes and debating dropping for this reason. Beautiful but moves at a snail's pace. Characters are really flat, and OST just enhances the slowness. I WANT this one to be good because it's beautifully shot, but needs to make me care more about the people. Why pour so much money and talent into a poor script?

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I agree; I just didn't care about the characters. There was a scene in TAE where the tribe leader was stirring his people to rebel (which was similar to Drogo in Game of Thrones when he powerfully vowed to take the Seven Kingdoms), but his speech fell flat and the battle scene was anti-climactic. My emotions were not moved and my heart did not soar.

The cinematography and costumes are BEAUTIFUL. It's a huge disappointment everything else was mediocre.

I was wondering if I gave up too soon, so thanks, I'll invest my time in something else :-)

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I took a glimpse of Tribes and Empires after reading @john comment on OT. I am just blown by the size of budget Chinese dramas have. How did they get to this in such a short time?

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With kdramas, viewers are tired of crappy productions and lousy writing, so tvN and jtbc decided to make their own high quality dramas. Now, everyone is trying to one up another. Chinese dramas are trying to do the same. With the success of Nirvana, they want to emulate that. I'm all for it. High production values, the better. Also, if Chinese dramas want to market them globally, it cannot be any other way. It has to be epic. And you gotta spend to make money.

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I watched the 56-part Lost Love in Times this summer/fall and was blown away by the epic scale. You can see where the money went—the stellar production team came from the film industry. The actors were good but Oscar-winning art director William Chang William Chang Suk Ping made it spectacular.

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Now that Because This Life Is Our First and Mad Dog have ended, I'm left with:

1. Two cops- Jo Jung-seok and Kim Sun-ho. Need I say more?

2. Doubtful Victory- I'm really enjoying this one. It's got its share of plot holes but I'm willing to overlook it. Wasn't really impressed with the backstory but I hope there's more to it than what we've been given so far.

3. Smart Prison Living- Just saw the first episode today. When I saw Jung Kyung-ho...I knew I found my next guy (after Woo Do Hwan) to swoon over. Lol!
In terms of pacing it's very slow but I like how that allowed us a glimpse of each character and the type of people they are. So far it's funny without being too overboard.

4. Bad Guys- Watching for the first time. Damn...how many times did Park Hae Jin het stabbed? How is he still alive??
I like the mystery surrounding him but overall the show hasn't grabbed my interest enough to binge watch it in one spot. So I'm taking my time with this..

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Hi Sabu 😁 , for two cops you can add 😉 Lee Si Un 🤗 and Park Jin Joo 🤗 ; ...not watching the rest of your shows hahaha

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BEST CAMEOS those two!! *added to list of reasons why I'm watching* Haha
Lol..at least we're watching one together! 😊😊

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Wait.. they are just cameos? 😕 How I wish they are part of the casts too. 😠 I'm willing to sacrifice Hyeri though, just to make those two stay LOL.

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@Ms Temper. I'm pretty sure they are cameos (unfortunately:/) It would've been great to see them here together again (after Reunited Worlds...I dropped this show lol..did they even end up together?)

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I also dropped RW and never re-visit it 😁😕

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+1 for dropping RW (they were the reason why I didn't dropped it earlier) and also wishing it was more than cameos for two cops :/ *high five Sunbae and Sabu :) *

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From now on Park Jin-joo should just follow Jo Jung-seok to whatever project he will star in and always play his nurse. Lee Si-Un is so funny, whenever he says something I just crack up, and his interactions with Jo Jung-seok are even better, I bet there were battles of ad-libs happening. Jo Jung-seok just has chemistry with everyone.

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Ikr? They're a natural at whatever they do! And all three have great chemistry with each other! I wish those two could stay for a bit longer!

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Suddenly I want Park Jin-joo to be Jo Jung-seok's leading lady someday. Those two have great chemistry.

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Is her character called Jin-joo in this one?

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I'm not sure...I didn't pay attention to her name.
*was dying of laughter Jo Jung-seok* lol

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*watching Jo Jung-seok

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Hahaha you dropped too? I thought you finished it!
*high fives back*

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Because this life is our first : It was a great drama. The last two episodes would be better but I was really excepting the Monday/Tuesday to watch it. The casting was great and the story peaceful and lovely.

20 Century.. : I'm not sure about the story, but all the characters were nice and I love their relationship.

Mad Dog : It was a great drama. The writer found a good balance between the villain and the good guys, it made the story very interesting and we wanted to see what will happen in the next episode. The relationship between the characters were nice too, I loved their friendship and how Kim Min Joon blended in this family. BUT I hate to be teased during all a drama about a love story and not see the be materialized >_<

Nothing to Lose : I watch it for the actors more than for the story. I think there are some weird stuff. But it seems the past story is interesting and I already love the chemistry between PEB and YWJ.

Mysterious Il-seung: I like it. It was funny and I like how they presented the story in the past. I'm curious about it.

Black: This drama is a big mess for me but I'm curious about the end.

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I watched Two Cops and enjoyed it so far, mainly because of Jo Jung-seok's magic, and "Dimples" Kim Sun-ho as a bonus. I love both of their characters and even though they're polar opposites, judging by their acting capabilities, I'm hoping that we'll get a partnership and bromance that rival Earnest Bot and his King.

I also started Wise Prison Life and found it delightful, if a bit too long (1 hour and 30 minutes per episode!). The characters are grounded, endearing and well acted, ala the previous Reply instalments, but this drama is certainly a lot darker. While Reply 19xx is very heart-warming and despite the occasional moments of danger for the characters, you know that they won't really go there, and it ends up being a twist. But in the prison, there are actual bad people and you genuinely fear for the lives of the main characters.

On a different note, all crappy idol-actors need to be sent to Shin Won-ho PD for some boot camp training session. He managed to get a decent performance out from Krystal. I was surprised that I didn't find her annoying at all. Hyeri definitely benefited from his direction as well, since it was obvious how different Deok-sun (Reply 1988) and Ji-an (Two Cops) come across.

As for Because This Life is Our First's finale, I thought the last conflict in the final stretch felt a bit unnatural and was like "Okay... Do you two really have to go through this?" but it wasn't enough to ruin the drama as it has built a solid goodwill from the earlier episodes. Overall it was still an enjoyable watch.

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I always thought that we shouldn't take idol-actor's acting performance in Shin PD's project as a proof that they are a promising actor. Shin PD has his own magic that somehow able to bring out the best acting chops out of everyone. So far, I still haven't seen him failed to do that.

Regarding Krystal, to be fair though, I think she's shown to be quite a decent actress when she played a certain type of character (like the one in High Kick 3 and The Heirs). But I have to agree that her acting is much smoother in Wise Prison Life.

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I agree. For the next project, L may be presented to him and Shin PD be like "Challenge accepted".

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After several trips away from home recently I seem to be always trying to catch up with current dramas. I started watching The Package for the scenery but found it a lot more interesting than I expected so I stayed with it to the end.
I eagerly caught up with eps 13 and 14 of Because This Life is our First and then dealt with the fallout from watching eps 15 and 16. At least the last two episodes gave us a chance to experience Lee Min-ki's acting range.
I know it wasn't perfect but I've really enjoyed watching Mad Dog. Thank you writer-nim for keeping our family alive to fight another day. That "Hyung"!
From one Mad Dog to another and I've also been catching up with Black. Four episodes to go and I'm still gripped. Crazy Dog had better survive, Show!
Rather than the new shows I've finally started Lookout and Age of Youth. Phew. :)

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Same here. Watched The Package for France initially but later found myself totally falling in love with the story. Love how there's always a twist to each situations. And the writing was so good. It was like reading a novel, but better. Because we have JYH. 😅Still has 4 episodes to go! Love you JYH😙

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Oops. That should be Age of Youth2.

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Just finished The package too and even though I cringed some times (I'm French!) I found it really "refreshing" with topics not so often used in dramas (oh my god a 30 years old couple talking about sex and condoms!!!) and full of twists and surprises by a clever use of the trope : "don't believe what you see". But something bothers me, did you understand what Jung Yeon-Sung (the one traveling with her daughter) 's future's wife is doing half-naked in an hotel (I guess?) with a man half naked too all day long? In episode 10 or 11 we see that she's actually filming something but...isn't she working on a furniture company or something like that? I get that they wanted us to believe that she had an affair but I found the explanation about her "work" quite lacking. I would have been more logical to introdeuce her as an actress for example but I'm quite sure that when Yeon Sung tells his story, he says that he met her for work.
Or maybe I missed something...

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Yes. The French history lesson for example was very odd, but overall an interesting drama. I didn't really get what the future wife was doing either. I thought the same as you - oh maybe she's an actress, then or shooting a commercial because I thought it was fashion related - but they definitely met through work and his company was logistics I think. I liked how the daughter sent her fellow travellers a view of how others see them.

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I was also perplexed every time that woman and the half naked super handsome man appeared on the screen. When I figured out they were doing some shooting, I couldn't stop laughing at how he always just casually walked out with his shining "let's do it baby" smile :)))

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** Dramas :
Two cops e1-4 : how nice it is to see Jo Jung Seok again 😙 , we got serious and funny version : oh yay 😀 ! Side note : seeing the conman in coma it made me think of Big : don't let another actor lying on a bed : e3-4 it seems like it won't be the case phew 😥

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** K-Shows :
*Infinite challenge e546 : they"re back 😀 !!! Seeing laws made after the show : impressive 😎
*I live alone e222 : oh Henry always acting like the cute and clueless child and then trying to be serious and sexy 😂
*Dragon club e4 : Jang Hyuk should seriously considers doing more k-shows but like he said his friends would lose their jobs 😅
*Master key e7 : I really thought Seo Jang Hoon was the angel, funny ep , that paper plate basketball twist 😂 and Lee Sang min peeling a mandarin wow 👍
*Wanna one go e4 : always Nice To watch them having fun without doing anything special just eating spicy ramyun , making a lullaby telling people not To sleep ...😂
*Youth over flowers - winner e4 : fisrt time I watch YoF, I knew it's a concept I'd enjoy : Winner were funny and they had fun, true holidays , good news Njttw team comes back next week kitchen time 😆
*Night goblin e13-16 : watched it last week-end , easy To watch, I don't get tired of Lee Hong Gi quarelling with Park Sung Kwang 😂, BoA is funny , glad that Jeju special is in 2ep 😀

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argh wrong emoji after the "phew" *sigh* ^^'

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😂😂lol!

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Joining the lol 😆😆😆

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That's also my primary concern in eps 3-4. Thankfully it seems like our hot-headed detective can hear Soo-chsng's voice. So phew, succesfully avoid one trapping.

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I was worried about Two Cops going down the 'Big' road as well, but it turns out dimples is here to stay (yay!), and we're getting more of a 'Oh my ghostess' situation, except this time it's our dear Chef that's getting possessed. I'M FINE WITH THIS.

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I WISH Nothing to Lose wouldn't have gotten so serious and convoluted in family secrets and more satirical. Park Eun-bi jumping from behind the courtroom desk to get to the disgusting rapist was amazing but heck now it's expecting to be taken seriously. And a good parody on courtroom dramas is what we need after so many uber-dramatic ones.

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Agreed. I didn't mind the overdramatic scene but it's weird when the mood changes by the next scene. I like the playful banter between the two chief judges.

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I'm confused by the tonal shifts too. I don't think the producers know what they're going for. This show could be a perfect venue for a certain type of dark humor but it's merely pivoting back and forth between grim pathos and silly (the chirpy music and bouncy sound effects!). I'll watch one more week before deciding whether to keep or drop Nothing to Lose.

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Because This Is My First Life - done. Love it, hits all the sore spots in me and made me think of marriage in a different way.
Witch's Court - stuck in ep 14 and still not making any progress. Heard it has happy ending, so that's good.
Kim Sun Ho is in Two Cops? He's the one in Strongest Deliveryman isn't he? If that's the case, I'm so gonna have to tune in to the drama. Kinda backing away from it because of Hyeri. I don't want to experience another 'Entertainer' hopefully.

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He is definitely THE one from Strongest. Dimples and all! 😎😉

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Oh god. Yes. THE DIMPLES.
*goes straight to download Two Cops*

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Yay! *Mission accomplished*

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I watched the excellent Chief Kim recently and Dimples was in that too. :)

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BTLIOF - Still some left from the last episode. I really don't know how I will replace this.
Wise Prison Life - Just finished episode 1, thank a lot Netflix :P Anyway, will wait for Tuesday when episodes 3-4 release to watch episode 2. I really like what I'm seeing for now.
Doubtful Victory - I love this drama. It was a real draw since the beginning, and the leads help a lot.

It's okay, it's love - Just watched episodes 1-4 in 24 hours, but the ending of episode 4 makes me want to run away in a rom-com for a month or 10..

Winner over Flowers - You want to gain like from general public? Just put your idols on a variety. I loved the boys, and of course Na PD's touch made everything great.
Family Outing - Every episode I feel like I'm with them in their outings :) SK did an extremely wrong thing in mistreating Daesung. You'll never find another one like him you dumbheads!! While I enoy him in fancams and japanese shows :D
Knowing Brother episode 103 - I watch KB only with interesting guests lately, but those 2 were so much fun. And finally HeeChul is back to being himself instead of the quiet behaved one when Suju was doing their comeback.
Will be back in 2-3 weeks for the SechsKies episode :) :)

Looking forward to :
Jugglers - Please let this be a good rom-com. And no corruption or whatever floats dramaland lately.
I am not a robot - I'm giving this 4 episodes.

Will probably start later :
Revolutionary Love- It's been 2 months of it saved on my phone.
Untouchable - Goddamn you Jin Goo. I really want to watch a drama of yours.

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This week I completed:
Buam-dong Revenge Club: top notch actors, good story, innovative and I enjoy it thoroughly.
Mad Dog: since I've invested too much in haminjoon shipping, I expected more from the finale...
And I just started The Story of A Man. I hope it will be good.

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Doubtful Victory : Had a good start. It's not something unsual, but it's nicely done so far. For some reasons I found Yun Kyun-sang's character in this drama and Rebel have some similarities or maybe that's just me lol. This is kind of show that you can depend on the whole team to carry the weight of the drama together.

Two Cops : ackk, I just realized I haven't watched epi 3&4 yet. First two epi was just OK, got some backstory but not invested yet. Maybe after more interactions between Jo Jung-seok's character with Kim Sun-ho's, it would be more interesting. Hyeri is just the same like in Entertainer, even when her scene with Im Se-mi (2nd female lead), ISM has more colourful expressions than her.

Money Flower : Intriguing story and characters. My only issue is I don't really relate how quickly Na Mo-hyun fell in love and agreed to marry Boo-cheon. Seems like she is getting married this week. Also, I'm not sure if Mal-ran already knew the real identity of Pil-joo or Pil-joo managed to fake his DNA. Can't wait to find out. I can understand why Lee Da-hae and Han Chae-ah turned down the female lead role in this drama, and even Park Se-young took some time before confirming. Maybe the character isn't very interesting. I do love Mo-hyun so far because she is just someone we can easily love and root for and I wish for her happiness the most in this drama, but let's hope her character isn't just some clueless and meaningless character. I'm not sure if I want her to go darker or not, but even if she wants to take revenge later, let's hope it isn't just a stupid revenge.

Meloholics : Will catch up epi 7&8 this weekend and next week will be the finale. Sometimes going into any show with no expectation made me enjoy it more.

Nothing To Lose : I'm not dropping you show, maybe not yet
(hopefully not) but you can wait. I'm planning to take time to watch each new episode.

Wise Prison Life : I can wait at least until next week before start on this drama or until I'm sure I don't have to wait for days for eng sub. I'm forever grateful for volunteer subbers.

Untoucheable : Will definitely watch this.

Anyway, waiting patiently for Jugglers next week!

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I'm happy to see two musical actors leading the drama together ❤❤❤ (Referring to Jo Jung-seok and Kim Sun-ho). I'm happy that Kim Sun-ho is a proper oppa for me LOL ( I know every handsome guy is our oppa, but still.. ) so he is my Dimple Oppa 😘

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Proper Oppa? Bwhahaha. First time I'm hearing this! 😜

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I'm weak whenever his dimples appear 😍😍😍

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Sunbae's MoriTae, Sunbae's errand boy, Sunbae's dimple oppa, aigoo aigoo too much love Sunbae hahahaha ; for 2 cops ep3-4 there's funny JJS ;)

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I couldn't stop laughing for the first 15 mins of 3-4! Jo Jung-seok trying to act like Kim Sun-ho's character is the best thing ever!

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I want to see their BTS 😆 I need to watch epi 3-4 soon!

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Jo Jung-seok and Kim Sun-ho is the real OTP in this drama 👬

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Based on the comments here, I watched episodes 1 and 2 of Money Flower. So far the set-up is interesting. My big issue is that the writer made Boo-Cheon such a loser. Based on his family dynamic, he should be smarter and very driven to succeed, but he's totally incompetent and makes stupid decisions that puts him in the worst position possible. If he were written better, the tension between him, Pil-Joo and Mo-Hyun would be snap, crackle and pop!

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Oooh, never mind! Based on ep 7, I'm so glad I'm wrong. Can't wait to see how the twist develops.

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Gil-dong reincarnation theory confirmed (?!?)

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Because This Life is Our First: I am satisfied with the ending of this drama, I really am. However, I just find myself wishing that I were reading a book instead of watching a TV show. I just wanted to feel more for Jiho's case. I feel that if we were reading a book instead, it would have been easier to understand Jiho's actions. Or that we had a couple more episodes in which we could be given a proper explanation -- more books, metaphors, wise words from Mom, etc. -- as to why Jiho did what she did. It felt rash and irrational. I was actually waiting for Sooji or Horang to remind us that Jiho just likes to do crazy things, because that is the only way I could bridge the gap between Jiho on Ep 14 and Jiho on Episode 16. XD I love Se Hee's character so much, and Lee Minki was perfect playing the role. Can we have more of SoMinki please? I am already missing Monday. T__T

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Only watching Black now, which I am enjoying very much, btw. Never in a million years I would have thought that I would ship Go Ara and Song Seung Hun...but now I just want to see their characters on a date.
For the rest, I'm a bit on a drama slump. Hopefully the robot drama of Seo Kang Joon will be watchable, because I have a soft spot for him after CITT and look forward to see him in a drama again. Also, I will check the Hong Sisters drama, having LSK in it reminds me of "My girlfriend is a Gumiho" and I would really love to get something with a similar vibe...fingers crossed.

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Wow.. The list is getting shorter..

I've only checked out BTLIOF and Buamdong Revenge Club out of 9 dramas premiere in the last month batch. And I decided that Buamdong was more interesting than BTLIOF, so I finished watching Buamdong first. Now that the show has ended and I knew how the last episode ended, I have no interest to continue watching it..

Maybe it's because I had watched the japanese version "We Got Married as a Job" first (and it was wonderful), so BTLIOF premise felt just like 'another drama'..

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I'm interested to hear there was a Japanese version @keiru Thanks for mentioning it. Are you going to watch any of the new shows?

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Actually, many beanies had mentioned about it before. I suggest you to watch We Got Married as a Job, it's light and fun, overall it's good in its own way 😉 plus you'll get to see the cute dance and catchy theme song as a bonus

I'm watching Mysterious Il Seung, and planning to check Wise Prison Life, then I'm not a Robot ☺

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After watching BTLIOF, I still prefer Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (NigeHaji for short) ((We Got Married as a Job in English))
The two main leads and their respective character arcs in NigeHaji made much more sense to me. While BTLIOF's Ji Ho and Se Hee lost me around 2/3 of the way through haha
From the very start, I'd preferred Hoshino Gen's portrayal of that kinda character over Lee Min Ki. In my words, LMK just looks plain mean when he has the 'disinterested' face on.
BTLIOF is still a pretty good watch tho!! I prefer the two side relationships more than the leads' though haha

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Our First Life - I loved it from Ep 1 - 16 with some frustrating, mildly disappointing few minutes. Made me love all female characters, dialogues, monologues and the cinematography.

Mad Dog - what a ride it has been..I may complain a lot about some things about this show but I did enjoy.Luckily or not Woo DoHwan and his sizzling chemistry with Ryu Hwayoung saw me through those critical "will I still watch this?" episodes. Oh and I nominate Joo Hyunki as Best 2017 Villain

Witch's Court - thanks to Jung Ryeo won and Yoon Hyun min this drama didn't end up in my "Dropped" dramas list.

Prison Playbook - loved Ep 2 more than Ep 1 but it's really interesting.
my Netflix subscription got useful for Kdramas again but man their subs are so annoying, who switches character names?

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No kidding, I hate Netflix subs. I hate how they cut out terms like 'Hyung' and replace them with names instead - if they just put additional subs at the top explaining what these terms meant, the audience could have a better idea of Korean culture, and we Beanies would be less annoyed.

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Wow thanks, now I feel like I want to continue watching Mad Dog. And agree about Witch's Court, it's all thanks to Jung Ryeo-won and Yoon Hyun-min that I can finish this drama (and the last 15mins was sooo cute I want them to star in another drama together)

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Currently enjoying Mysterious Il Seung / Doubtful Victory, a lot 😄 I'm just happy that I've got to watch my fav actor in an enjoyable and exciting show

Preparing to start watching Wise Prison Life (not expecting anything from anyone in the casts, so please surprise me !)

Waiting for I'm not a Robot for lovely Chae Soo Bin and meloman Yoo Seung Ho ☺

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Anyone missing sageuk dramas in dramaland right now? there havent been any since Seven Day Queen

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I am 😭

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I was thinking the same and wondering whether this was a good time to start Six Flying Dragons.

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Its alwAYS a good time to start Six Flying Dragons! It's a great show!

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Grand Prince probably will be the first sageuk to look forward in 2018 as I haven't heard any other sageuk in talk. The PD was solid, the writer was kinda OK in his / her last drama, but the main casts are just so-so (I do love both Jo Sang-wook and Yoon Shi-yoon in modern drama, but sageuk might be a little different).

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This week finished:
- Witch's Court
- Mad Dog

Still watching:
- Temperature of Love
- While You Were Sleeping

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I got into watching Kdramas this year and the ones I've watched were really good..
Currently, I'm watching My Love From the Star, School 2017 and Doubtful Victory and I really like these shows so far.. 😊😊

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Ooh, that's a good line-up!

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BTLIOF What I liked about this show was that it was different, introspective and very funny at times. The finale wasn't so much of a disappointment maybe because I never loved it the way beanies did. Still, the last episodes left me confused and cold. Nonetheless, it was still a very enjoyable show and offered some interesting perspectives of life, family and relationships.

Witch Court I stopped watching this a few eps ago because too many things bothered and bored me. So I thought I'd just jumped to the last two eps because I don't think I'd miss very much in between. I didn't go very far because when the patrons of Kingdom took the HIV test, I rolled my eyes further than Ma Yi Deum and hit stop.

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My bad! I left out The Package. I actually binge watched this. It's definitely different from most kdramas but I enjoyed it.

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Same with BTIOFL. It left me cold and confused in the end. I wouldn't change the ending per se, just maybe 30 minutes of how we got to the ending. All in all, one of the best shows I've seen this year in terms of making me think and giving that slice of life+rom com feel. Incidentally, I wish the sounds person hadn't gone off to Mongolia in the final episodes.

Oh, I finished Buamdong Revenge Club: Refreshing story, great acting, perfect-length drama. It didn't make my favourites list, but it kept me thoroughly entertained.

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I am only watching Black... My current addiction despite all the blood. Only 4 episodes left, hopefully they manage to answer all the questions!! Who is the big baddie?? Who is Leo?? What would happen when Haram finds out that Moogang is not Moogang but reaper 444?? Who/what is Haram anw? Too many questions!! Now I wonder if they going to make season 2..
On superficial note, SSH is so sexy wearing black. I like his hair style and... Appararently he has long eyelash!! On acting, I Never like him in anything before (don't hate him either though).. But he is doing great here. He nailed it as Black/Moogang. Go Ara is good too (suprisingly)...

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I've caught SSH in other films and I agree he was made for the role of Black.

What's the deal with Go Ara? I read more negative than positive comments about her acting. (This is my first time seeing her.)

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Well I think most of the hates toward her are because of Hwarang. I remember people commented about how much they hate her acting especially when she cried. Her cry seemed fake.. and her character, Aro, did cry a lot. LOL... 😅😅 Some people also hate her coz 'her character' chose park seo jun than park hyun sik. The shipping war were crazy in Hwarang... But not as crazy as The King Loves though..
Anw, imo Go Ara is mediocre in Hwarang but she is good in Black. I think she still need to improve in her acting, but I don't think she deserves all that bash. I read that some beanies wish she shouldn't be given any lead roles ever again... Which is really harsh

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Her dramas start shipping wars a lot.. be it Reply 1994 or Hwarang 😂😂

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go ara is decent and fine in the right direction, watched black, she is not a problem there, her character can be but not her

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Definitely hooked on Bravo My Life, but it was preempted last week with Blue Dragon Awards erghhhh. So I watched Go Back Couple (finished it), My Golden Life (I like it so far), 20th Century Boy and Girl (dropped it), Bad Guy (Kim Nam-gil), rewatched Boys Over Flowers, Ob Gyn Doctors (dropped it) to fill the void. But I still go back to Bravo. Yeon Jung-hoon's chemistry with Do Jiwon is something I still look forward to with Bravo My Life.

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Yeon Jung-hoon's chemistry with Do Jiwon is something I still look forward to with Bravo My Life.

This is the main reason for me to re-pick up this drama. I never dropped this drama, it's just I'm not able to watch many drama for now.

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I just finished Go Back Couple. It was great show with deep meassage. It introduces Son Ho Joon to me as well. Jang NaRa was great as ever.

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The only drama I am watching now is Money Flower, Jang Hyuk is really good in it and the storyline is totally unlike a weekender!

Been trying to find another drama to watch but none has aroused my interest m.

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Needing some time for BTIOFL withdrawal symptoms to subside... anything I watch now is feeling a bit flat.

BTIOFL: Best Drama Ever. I don't think I've ever experienced such fully realized characters in a drama before. Very assured writing, taking endearing but flawed characters consistent and logically through their stories. Pacing, cinematography were all excellent. I used the term masterclass acting before and I think both JSM and LMK deserve that term. Flaws: Needed a bit of settling time - seemed like they met, moved in, married, fell in love and separated in what seemed like a few weeks drama time. Last few episodes were choppy in terms of scene sequencing/editing. One conversation spread over 2-3 episodes and cut so that the sequence of events were not easy to put together.

20th Century B&G: Pity I was watching this simultaneously with the above. Good friendships & family. Super light. Although I think it's fair to say :- short on content, a bit draggy, introducing sub-plots that never resolved to anything. Example: Ho Sung, Anthony, Ji-Won's issue with his adoptive family, Mother's eye surgery.

Two Cops: (stopped after half episode) will pick this up after withdrawal symptoms subside further.

Mysterious Il Seung: 4 eps in. Not a bad start. A bit silly in terms of procedural gaps. Suspend disbelief on certain scenes. The characters seem interesting so keep watching.

Nothing to Lose: by dropping this show like a hot potato. I am very impressed by their ability to demonstrate no imagination or courage in story telling or character building. Yeah, like I need another female doofus being rescued by her oh-so-capable male colleague. The courtroom shenanigans matches Hospital Ship's arm reattachment on a ship in a storm scenario. Are you even trying? Kinda pitying the recapper at this point.

Finished Splish Splash Love. Light and breezy.

Looking forward to: I am not a Robot (seems cute), Hwayugi (seems dark)
Kinda afraid but curious about: Juggler
Must finally watch: Stranger Things 1 and 2.

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Heh—It looks like DB dropped recapping Nothing to Lose!

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Because This is Our First Life: When did Ho-rang find out about the contract marriage? How far does she know? This isn't even all I'm confused about. I enjoyed the show, but I'm sending it off relatively happy and looking forward to new things. Hopefully we'll hear more from MeloMance in the future.

20th Century Boy and Girl: This show was never going to be the romantic comedy to save the genre, but it did so many things that made me happy. There was way too much Ah-reum, but I was otherwise very pleased with it.

While You Were Sleeping: I finally finished it. Why did he have to die?! I was in tears for about half-an-hour. I think the show suffered points of lazy writing, but it was solid fro the most part, and I'm going to miss Lee Jong-suk like crazy until he comes back.

Buam-dong Revenge Club: A predictable ending for such a show, but it was my favourite drama of the season nevertheless. Thanks Bokja Club!

Doubtful Victory: I love it, I love it, I love it! This has made me really excited for the new drama season. I expect big things, show!

Plus Nine Boys: Everyone is still hilariously pathetic. It's a cute way to pass the time.

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Witch's Court: My X-File, who is Ma Yi Deum's biological Father?
20th Century Boy and Girl: Lawyer couple is more addicting to watch.
Two Cops: The bromance beat the romance! Obviously, no doubt lol
Mysterious Il-seung: chubby Yoon Kyun-sang bring me to the show!
Because This Life Is Our First: Ho-Rang & Won-Seok? me; *palmface*
Mad Dog: Is it open ending? Coz I don't see kissing scenes LMAO
Nothing to Lose: I lost in mountain... What's the story exactly..?
Untouchable: Kim Sung-Kyun is damn scary I almost wet my pants lol

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Funny you should mention the lack of (good) fathers on Witch's Court. In the end, the only good dad is Seok-Chan and he's taking paternity leave to care for his baby girl!

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LOL! i love how it's the kiss scene which determines whether it was an open ending or not 😂

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I don't watch mad dog bit it makes me laugh to see that Yoo ji tae's character waits 16 episodes to hear Woo do hwan call him hyung like when he waits 16 episodes in healer to hear Ji Chang wook 's character call him uncle haha

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Watched the first episode of both Untouchable and Smart Prison Living. Feeling pretty uncertain about both of them.

Untouchable just seems slightly...off to me? *spoilers for Untouchable episode 1* idk. The cast is pretty good (though I had expected to get Park Geun-hyung for more than one episode >:( ), as is the directing (although I'm kinda worried what all the pointless hullabaloo in the first five minutes spells for the budget for the next 15 episodes), and the writing isn't bad, exactly. But the show's internal logic seems a bit wonky. The moments characters choose to bring things up, the peculiar things they focus on in otherwise standard emo scenes (who tattooed my wife's dead body aaaaargh), even the ups and downs of the characters' lives (PGH goes from king of the world to ruined/dead in no time)--they all seem slightly off-key to me. idk, I'll try the next episode and see.

As for Smart Prison Living...I had hoped that it would be a departure from the Reply series' more annoying tendencies, but instead it's been confirmation that such things are endemic to Shin Won-ho's work, period. Agonizingly long/slow episodes with no narrative backbone, drifting from anecdote to anecdote? Check. (There are some very good scenes, but the whole is in no way greater than the sum of its parts.) Randomly withholding info so they can sweep in fifteen minutes later with syrupy ballads and emotionally manipulative flashbacks? Check. There's even a corny backstory straight out of Reply, even though this isn't a nostalgia piece, so suddenly we aren't dealing with guard/inmate or even fan/athlete, but two guys with a very particular past. That could go places (seems like they're setting up some thematics on why people end up where they do, which will tie back into the prison setting), so I'm trying to wait and see before I get mad about it, but it's hard lol.

On the plus side, the cast is pretty damn awesome--I'm quickly becoming a fan of Park Hae-soo, and of course Jung Kyung-ho and Sung Dong-il are super charming. And it's a big relief to be able to appreciate Shin Won-ho's eye for detail and obsession with everyday minutiae again, removed from the masturbatory excesses of the later Reply installments.

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Because this life is our first: As a whole, I loved the series and how it addressed societal expectations (and wasn't afraid to call them out). I did find the last 2 episodes disappointing. I liked where our characters ended up at the end, but the writer's presentation of how they got there in those last 2.5 hours wasn't that great. I think we needed 4 additional hours to flesh out 15 and 16.

Witch's Court: One of those situations where a single character makes a mediocre drama watchable, and even riveting. I'm really going to miss seeing Ma Yi Deum every week! I loved the last 10 minutes of our OTP. The writer gave them an ending that felt very signature to the OTP's relationship. And I love how the last image is of Ma Yi Deum smiling, ready to get down to brass tacks.

Black: Another heart-pounding week. I'm surprised I wasn't collapsing like Black was. I'm trying not to blink since there are so many blink and you miss it details. I'm overloaded with with information and theories. Not to mention, watching our characters in physical danger (Crazy Dog!! Don't die!) And I love it!

Nothing to Lose (1-4): I wanted to enjoy it because of the actors, but the story and the characters felt pasted together. It had a choppy flow. Maybe it would have worked better a plotline in one of those long weekend dramas.

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Also one episode of JH during her separation spending time with her mum (rather than that rather the short hospital conversation). It would also be somewhat nice for them to keep some communication during their separation like normal adults.

Yeah - 2 more episodes. Somehow thinking writer kinda ran out of time introducing JM too late in the series.

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Even though it's simple, and yes, I felt it was lacking in some minor themes, I.e. Jin jin's sister, that we never got to know why she left home and went intentionally missing for sooo long, still,I think in regard to endings, 20th century boy and girl made my week, and left me happy. A show doesnt need to be totally dramatic in order to be remembered. Actually, from all the dramas I was watching, this one never dissappointed me. It didn't have much ambition, but it also did not ruined the behavior of our characters (i am slightly peeking at you, BTLIOF)... Jiwon and Jin jin had their share of happiness, and I really enjoyed how they kept on being not only in love, but friends, real true friends. Cute... I will watch it again!!!

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I binge watched the first 9 episodes of Go Back spouses, I swear if my eyes didn't hurt as much as they do, I'd finish the whole thing. In a way, I am glad that I held back on live watching, the waiting would kill my interest eventually much like all other dramas that I had lost interest while live watching and I'd miss out in one of the most heart warming drama of the year. The realities of marriage, expectation vs. dream, aspirations vs. responsibility, the importance of holding on to good memories and second shots that you barely ever get........this is an excellent drama. I need not say this but Jang Nara is one of the finest actresses when its comes to emoting.......the whole cast feels so precious to me as if you want to freeze these characters in their 20s and never let them change. It made me teary eyed thinking about my early days at college.

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It's always painful when you have an awesome lead actress and actor paired in a crappy drama because you know it might be another 10 years, or never, before they'll be cast together again. That's what happened in Witch's Court. Here's hoping for rare fluke in casting to occur...

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A nice daily drama called Lovers in Bloom recently ended on KBS so I decided to try another daily since I am in a bit of a drama slump. I watched Still Loving You and it was really nice.

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Finished Because This is Our First Life and Witch's Court. Black is like a crazy boyfriend I just can't quit. I did follow Beanie advice to just go with the flow and the show is better for it. I've been watching Nothing to Lose and that show's tone is veering all over the place. I'll give it one more week.

For something fluffy, I watched the Japanese TV movie Watashi ni Unmei no Koi Nante Arienaitte Omotteta, a modern take on Cyrano de Bergerac set in a computer game company. Riko (who's lovely by any standard) specializes in designing male personas for love simulation apps and she's contracted to help a digital company design their first love game. Soichiro, the handsome young CEO, has been nursing a hopeless crush on his beautiful programmer and asks Riko to teach him the ways of women.

The best bit is that Riko turns to dramas as her primary teaching tool. Their friendship and budding love feel natural and there are no big surprises here. It's sweet without being cheesy—just the thing to counter a week of sh!tty news.

Looking forward to Jugglers and I am Not a Robot.

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So I completely blanked out on the first 40-45 minutes of Witches court and just wanted to see the two leads end up together. The drama was heavily and obviously flawed but literally what saved the drama was Ma yideum. To me that's really amazing how 1 character can keep the whole show afloat. Like I remember specifically thinking what is the point of this or that but would keep watching because the main character to me and her portrayal was that endearing and I have to give the writer props for that. Like when I compare it to dramas like because this life is my first in terms lf character and not story--the latter did well to develop its characters and had a great ensemble while witches was heavily focused on one character at the detriment of other characters but the focus on that character was so good that it made of for the lack of development of other characters....if that makes any sense

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GF I like how you found and pointed out the cyclical side to the main pair's value of their home vs. their marriage in the course of BTLIOF.

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Ha ha.... yeah, we have already discussed crazily why she would act out of her character, and my guess is that they changed the writer. I was totally disappointed with that episode.

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Wise Prison Life is AWESOME and a must watch. Park Hae-soo rocks and I am fangirling. The rest of the cast is just as amazing.

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Am I the only who still watching nothing to lose. I mean, for me the characters (except the female lead) are so intriguing. Mostly kim haesook characters. She is really confusing and mysterious. She is smart woman, role model to the female lead, leaves his job as a judge to become a professor and studying criminal profiles. She is the one who elevated her husband career yet being physically abused by him. She seem not a pushover since she even told her son to peel off the fruit by himself but she stay quiet when her husband abusing her. Why?
Yeon woojin character also confusing, because he seem reserved. There's no making up weakness or phobia like any other kdrama male lead. Too perfect its weird.
The plot not so much. I can already guess. Hanjoon creepy father decide he wanted Gayoung, she rejected him like how it should be then he rape and murdered her. But he is not that smart. He used his son car then get it scrapped to get rid of evidence. Then yongsoo father found out, confront him yet get mutilated. He framed yongsoo mother.

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Smart Prison Living: Saw that it's not on the recap list anymore. Does that mean it's dropped? D: If so, sad about that but nonetheless thank you to @dramallama for doing the re-caps for episode 1 & 2.

Hoping that DB might still do the re-caps at a later date.

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I was wondering the same.. Also to get readily subbed episode for this show is a pain..

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City Hall: I've been in somewhat of a drama slump, and so I've been checking out older dramas. Although the beginning episodes are a little bit slow, I'm quite invested in CH now (by episode 6 it gets hooky). Kim Sun-Ah is very funny here, and Cha Seung Won all manner of hot. Looking forward to seeing how this unfolds.

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City Hall is awesome is all I've got to say about it. I've watched and re-watched it at least 5 times over the years. It's also the drama where I totally fall for Kim Sun Ah and Cha Seung Won (despite the... very very grey stuffs his character did). I always recommend it whenever the topic of KDrama comes up with my friends.

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__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ nothing.

Ever since Because This Life Is Our First ended, I've been in a blank state ... similar to the one I experienced once Healer finished. And even though I was not a fan of the ending for this drama, my mind circles back to all the GREAT moments ... I can't let go of my star pocket ...

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I need some opinions about Nothing to Lose. I'm quite bored of legal dramas, and I read some reviews about Park Eunbin's character doing things that don't make sense for a professional judge to do. However, I want to watch because of the cast. I need help lol

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I've been in a drama slump for nearly a year now. The only show I've finished is While you were sleeping (I found it ok rather than good).
I'll probably finish Black as well, it's not perfect, but I'm interested in the mystery and have generally been enjoying it.

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