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[Vlog] Our favorite K-dramas of 2017, Part 1 of 2

Vlog time!

We’re taking advantage of our brand-new vlog series to fold it into our 2017 Year in Review series, so today we’re all about the dramas that made us laugh, cry, and feel good this year. Or, to be more accurate, half of those favorite dramas of the year, because apparently we had too many favorites that we ran long. We’ll be back next time with Part 2, so if we didn’t cover your favorite titles in this video, there’s a good chance we will next time.

As always, you can check out the Dramabeans Youtube channel directly, where you can subscribe for updates.

 

 
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It's really nice to see you guys while you are discussing dramas. I remember I used to laugh along with the podcasts but now due to the vlogs I can see your expressions as well so I feel more connected. Thank you for making my day better girls!

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My question for next vlog: has headsno2 left DB? 😐

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That's pretty sad if she left. She had a different taste in dramas from JB and GF which some of us can relate to.
She was our sageuk girl and the only one who would recap a 50 eps sageuk. The genre is dead anyways so I'm not surprised that is rarely around.

If you are rom.com fan then this is home.

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nooo sageuk is my fav genre and i need someone to recap!!

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Yeah, I can't think of a single "sageuk" that even tried this year. That's pretty depressing :(

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ah, the Best Hit! I loved the band of misfits and the grandpa. Lee Deok Hwa got a bit too little screen time at the end part. I actually kind of really relate to main character because I am partly still stuck in the nineties and this consumerist culture is overwhelming to me.

Circle - you forgot the kick-ass sountrack! It created half the athmosphere

Best romances: MinMin & BongBong, chaebol abandoned puppy & runaway kitten in Strongest Deliveryman, the suspicious kiss...I mean couple, and I really felty for Ki-Taek and Ji-Na in Radiant Office. I was more about secondary relationshipüs this year and not necessarily romantic. third and 4th and 5th pairings for the win. Grandpa and Mal-Sookie!

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Seven Day Queen was certainly one of the standouts this year. So many things worked in that drama.

As always, it's great to see both of you on your vlog! Looking forward to part 2!

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Love the chemistry.... consistently good from beginning to end. Great cast, great acting, great story. A true keeper

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If you didn't like this video enough the first time, turn on the automatically-generated subtitles and pay attention to how they render Korean words/names and anything else that isn't in their dictionary:

I'm Javabeans, I'm Girlfriday = I'm Tommy's girlfriend

Parts of the clip from Because This Life Is My First Auto Generated English:
Arriba cocky or enduro cotton linen totally our team a panda Iran's a soggy

serial killers = Siri colors (come on! even computers should recognize serial killers nowdays)

Jung So-Min = tongue so mean

Park Eun-Bin = packin bean

(This is using Chrome, your mileage may vary)

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LOL. Oh my goodness. "Packin bean" is what I'm calling Park Eun-bin in my head from now on.

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I know right! I have a little hearing loss so I use subtitles for all videos. The CC for this Vlog required an additional level of analysis. Fun stuff!

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I'm still soooo happy that you're doing vlogs!! I enjoy each one of them so much! Thanks!!

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Hello, Javabeans and Girlfriday!

I used to be able to watch your vlogs but for this one it says that "The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

I currently live in South Korea. I was hoping I could continue watching your videos.

Thank you!

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Oh no! That's probably due to the drama clips used in the videos. :( I'm not sure they will be able to get around that unless they stop using drama snippets all together.

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That's probably it! I guess I'll have to use a workaround then. I really don't like to miss any of the vlogs.

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Realized while watching this vlog how much of this website is carried by your chemistry!

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Love watching your vlog😁 gives me life!!!

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It's a tad bit frustrating when the drama you loved happened to be the one that JB and GF have not watched. Sigh...the downside of loving an underrated and almost no hype drama.

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I feel your pain... but what is the drama that you loved?

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I love love love LIVE UP TO YOUR NAME. When I looked at the Bean Count, I honestly felt disheartened. LUTYN did very well domestically, being the highest rated TVN show this year but almost on stealth mode among international fans.

Knowing that JB an GF have not watched it, I lose hope that there will be a review on it or any mentioning on the actors' great performances or the very beloved OTP. Sob. Sob.

What's your most loved drama this year anyway?

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I have heard enthusiastic endorsements for LUTYN. I will check it out. Was it widely available for international viewing? I had looked for it at one time - could not find it and just sort of forgot about it. Also, do not feel too bad about the bean count... Strong Woman has one less bean.

My favorites this year? It started with Chicago Typewriter, then Fight My Way, then BTLIOF. OK, I also really enjoyed most of Temperature of Love, that drama did not need to be as long as it was though.

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I feel the same way about Chief Kim!!!

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Love love love this Vlog. Not to be shallow, but this Vlog has the best overall visual and sound quality. Perfect synergy between the lighting, wardrobe, sound, and make-up. It just seemed to find its rhythm.

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Not gonna lie I totally expected you guys to talk about Weightlifting Fairy for both best couple and slice of life. I agree with most dramas other than School tho.

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WF was considered a 2016 drama and was included in last year's Year End stuff :)

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Thank you! I didn’t realise i was nodding my head feverishly while listening to your comments. One suggestion though, can you flash the title of the ahow you are saying as it is sometimes difficult to hear the exact name? Thank you once again!

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Because This Life is My First and Seven Day Queen is my favorite for this year. Super love these 2 dramas.

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TvN definitely churned out a lot of quality dramas this year!

I love love love love love Live Up To Your Name. The chemistry between Kim Ah Joong and Kim Nam Gil was off the chart (especially towards the end) that I can’t help myself from shipping them in real life (after Song” couple can we have Kim” couple please?)

The second show I absolutely adore is 20th Century Boy and Girl. Ji Won and Jin” together is the cutest, most adorable and smile inducing couple ever! (And it doesn’t help that I have always wanted a relationship like theirs - started as best friend then romantic partners). I am quite disheartened by its low rating; I know people are complaining that its plot was not compelling enough and there’s a lack of real conflict to further drive the plot but that were some of the reasons which drive me to love this drama so much. I love that I don’t have to go through the dreaded angst of worrying that the main couple might not be together because right from the start I know they are the end game. On top of it, I truly adore the friendship between the four bongos. The struggles that each of the characters had to deal with are pretty relatable and so true to real life too; in a way I am living vicariously through them and that got me super invested in this drama!

Ah! I am enjoying Money Flower too now. That drama is the definition of makjang overdose but Jang Hyuk portrays his character so well that I can’t turn my back on it! Bring it on 🔥🔥🔥

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@ Del , anoda HUGE fan of LUTYN here! I loved that drama soooo much. It may not be the best drama dis year but hands down my favourite this year. I was thinking BTLIOF may overtake it as favourite but d last 2 episodes disappointed me hugely, but its still one of my favourites dis year. I was also disappointed wen javabeans n girlfriday didnt watch and also how it fared at d bean count, but seriously has my favourite cuple followed by fight my way couple.Guys pks watch it if u can b4 d year runs out, its worth it!

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I loved the couple in LUTYN. Almost as much as I love these vlogs.

Can I suggest a new category: least favourite couples of the year? I'll start us off with Song Seung-Heon and Go Ara in Black.

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I know this is quite out of topic but is it possible if you guys can update the ratings section for 2017 kdramas (the part when you click recaps, then ratings)? Just wondering what shows will get an A, A-, A+, B, and so on and so forth.

I hope y'all are having a fabulous week! Looking forward to the next vlogs. Enjoyyy

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Hi guys,

when you don't provide subtitles it would be nice if you put a little caption box up stating the names you are saying because my hearing is not good and all I hear is gkjghlfdg; whenever you mention a drama.

Many thanks

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Love the Vlog—- but where’s the wine?🍷

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