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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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Live: I know this show is well-received, and Noh Hee-kyung’s name ensures that it gets elevated automatically (although I’d argue that it shouldn’t), but I feel a bit contrarian for finding it narratively inaccessible. I get slice-of-life, I get occupational, I get relationship drama. I just don’t feel like this show is leading me along; I feel like I’m working to follow. The acting is outstanding, but this show leaves me cold. Thank the drama gods the director found the zoom-out button on his camera, though!

Radio Romance: Nothing special ever happened and the stakes were never very high, but I enjoyed watching the show and left it feeling satisfied in a generic sort of way. Pleasant, but with little sticking power.

 

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My Ajusshi: IU’s character is so bleak in this that she makes Jang Geu-rae look like a ball of sunshine. This show is actually bleaker than Misaeng, because it doesn’t have that uplifting twist that Misaeng always managed to insert into every episode, but trust the writer of Oh Hae-young Again to create another deeply engrossing heroine that I can’t look away from. She writes women who are complex, raw, and not afraid to be ugly, and Lee Ji-an is no exception. Who’d have thought that IU would steal the spotlight from Lee Seon-kyun??? That’s a writer’s power, right there.

The Great Seducer: There’s just so much more chemistry between Woo Do-hwan and Moon Ga-young that I find myself not in the right headspace to root for Joy’s loveline… Or is that the point? I dunno, there’s so much self-deceit and denial going on that I’m not sure which way is up. Or maybe we’re all just going down, down, down.

Mystery Queen 2: The way the episodes just dangle off at the end without solving the case is really frustrating. I just dislike it when shows ignore episode rhythm and spend two and a half episodes on a case, all willy-nilly with no respect for structure! On the upside, Kwon Sang-woo running all over the place to be with Ajumma at all times is freaking adorable and makes up for a lot.

Radio Romance: Cute, but entirely forgettable. For a show all about radio, I didn’t feel like they did anything especially inventive about radio, which would’ve been far more interesting and fresher than focusing on a top star’s public image (been there, done that). The romance was sweet and enjoyable while it lasted, but it left my brain the instant it ended.

 

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Live: There’s something very raw and uninviting about this show, but I still gravitate to it, probably due to Noh Hee-kyung’s signature touch of making characters feel flawed yet relatable. The cast is stacked, and I’m excited for Kwang-soo to showcase his acting chops in a non-comedic role, especially after his long-term cameo on Dear My Friends. Oh, and Shin Dong-wook! It’s lovely to have him back in dramaland — I forgot how swoony he is.

Woohoo Waikiki: Such a bizarre show, and I love it so much. This cast has the commitment to take things to the extreme, and I think I find this show funnier because I imagine the actual situations to execute these seemingly cheap laughs. I could see the show doing well in a sitcom format, but I do appreciate the production quality that definitely elevates the hilarity.

Hyori’s Homestay 2: PARK BO-GUM! BOGUMMIE!!!! He’s a ray of sunshine, that boy.

 

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Radio Romance: I took a short break from this drama but decided to catch up in time for the finale. What ultimately drew me back was Yoon Doo-joon, whose soulful performance as Su-ho had me wondering how his story would end. Even though I never connected with his romance with Kim So-hyun, by the end of the drama I was sold on their pairing. Geu-rim was just so cute (as the characters themselves often pointed out), so it was difficult for me to see her in a serious romance, but the character matured so much that by the end I could finally see what she had to offer Doo-joon. She was the loving and kind teenager that he first fell for, all grown-up, and she helped him to overcome his past hurts so that he could finally live an authentic life. I found their conclusion satisfying, although I can’t say the same about PD Lee’s send-off.

Misty: I’m both excited and apprehensive for this week’s finale and I have to applaud a drama that has kept me guessing until the end. After the latest plot development, I’m prepared to have my heart broken, but nothing is ever as it seems in this well-written drama. I’m holding out hope that Hye-ran’s crisis will cause her to reconsider her priorities and that she and Tae-wook will finally face one another as equals in their marriage.

My Ajusshi: The first episode felt so bleak that I barely got through it. I love Lee Seon-kyun, but I’m not sure that this drama is for me. I am impressed with the rest of the cast though, so I’ll give it another episode or two before I make a final decision.

My Husband Oh Jak-doo: So far, I’m really enjoying this contract romance that involves two people with very complicated lives. As we learn more about Jak-doo’s story, I find myself impressed by Kim Kang-woo’s performance—he has good chemistry with UEE, making this a very good pairing. But right now my favorite characters are Jak-doo’s “grandmothers” from the village, who mange to steal every scene that they’re in. I’m worried that this drama may get too melodramatic for my liking, but for now, the eccentric characters keep me coming back.

The Great Seducer: The way that the main characters treat their romantic targets in such a clinical manner breaks my heart. The trio is so focused on how to conquer them that they’re completely disconnected from the fact that they are people with feelings. I’m so curious to know if there will be some kind of redemption for them in the end, but I’m not sure that I can watch this trio descend any further. That’s a testament to how well Woo Do-hwan, Moon Ga-young, and Kim Min-jae have embodied their characters; but in spite of their good performances, the trio may just be too good at exploiting others for me to watch much more.

That Man Oh-soo: This drama is easy to watch and serves as the perfect balance to more intense dramas like Misty. I’m not sure I’ll stick with it if I can’t fit it into my schedule, but for now, it’s been a welcome break.

 
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Woohoo Waikiki: Ah, this show... It makes me laugh so hard and then swoon just as hard. My heart went out to both Seo-jin and Jun-ki this week. That confession! And his first important role! I'm rooting hard for this couple.

The Great Seducer: Actually, I'm disappointed by how easily Tae-hee started liking Shi-hyun. For a suppossedly practical and jaded girl, she sure fall for him so fast. And that makes me wary about the writing. I'll see where the writer intend to go next week, but if it get more frustrating, I think I'll drop it.

My Ahjusshi: This is an interesting case where the writer has so much dramatic stuff going on in her script, but the PD portrayed everything with a more realistic, slice-of-life approach. And somehow, it ended up as a gritty and heart wrenching drama that reminded us that this seemingly too-painful-story is just another day in these characters' mundane life.

My Husband Oh Jak-doo: I decided to jump onto this train much earlier than I planned to. It's a perfect comfort-food-like drama. Predictable, but heartwarming and sweet. And the chemistry between UEE and Kim Kang-woo just sealed the deal. They are so adorable together.

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We seem to have very similar opinions about the currently airing shows! That’s so funny. And awesome.

I’ve been eyeing Oh Jak-doo because people have been saying good things. Maybe I’ll check it out this weekend!

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@TGS - With Woo Do Hwan smouldering at you in close proximity and running around after you - it would be difficult to resist! 😂 BUT yes - for her character - it would seem that she fell too early!! It's only ep 4 - maybe she'll overhear the plot and then he would have to start over from the worst place possible - but then - that's not the remake we thought we were watching right?
Hopefully the writer knows better than us where this is going..

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I agree about Taehee in the Great Seducer. I can't help but think that something will change soon enough...perhaps Taehee will find the truth about Sihyun's plan earlier than we think?

Also loving Woohoo Waikiki. I think SJ and JK are the best both as characters and as a romantic pairing. I'm really excited to see how SA and DS's love line will play out.

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I really want to watch Great Seducer all the way, but Joy held me off :(

I dont wtch TLATL nor Red velvet fans, so its my first time seeing her.

The moment she shows in screen, she sucks all the glamorous games the main trio has lay over for us. The main trio give us lobster in plate, Joy comes & eat it all.

Omg. Why the heroine is always the one stops me from liking a drama??

Go Ara makes me skip 50% of Hwarang everytime I heard “ Oraboni “

Please dont make Joy’s character end up like Vanessa’s Gossip Girl. Act righteous & thinking she is better than all UES gang when she is “not” obvs.

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It's more of the writing of Taehee's character than the acting that's making the mood swing around. Taehee's scenes are in more ordinary settings and they tend to be light-hearted and comedic (like the nursing home sequences), and Sihyun is really dorky in these scenes. Whereas in the scenes with the trio, we get more tension and reminders of their family angst. I liked the contrast at first, but in Ep7-8 it became more jarring and poorly transitioned.

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I agree with My Husband Oh Jak Doo being predictable. It has all the tropes too. What makes it work for me - Kim Kang Woo and our OTP. Contract marriage is also one trope which I never tire of and will love when done right.

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I thought the same about Tae-Hee at first, but rather than jaded she strikes me as someone who wants to be in love, but is just too afraid to let herself hope that it's possible.

Also she's young and Shi-hyun is terribly attractive and gives her lots of attention. The last episode she also found out about his mom dying and saw that he had drawn a picture of her on his wall. Do I think she's in love with him? No. But I can totally see how she's a bit smitten.

I'm more curious to see how she handles finding out what he was really up to.

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Jumpin' jiminy! 😲 Somebody make me want to watch something, please!

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All the shows I’m really looking forward to haven’t started yet.

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Watch Unnatural! I will be promoting it until the day I die!

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You and me both... This is the first time in years where I’m not watching any kdrama at the moment.

Like Ally, I’m waiting. Those robot dramas are on my radar though.

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Having the same problem. Keep starting things and dropping them because they can't keep my interest. Have my fingers crossed that some interesting projects crop up in the spring.

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The Great Seducer: An Pan-Seok should've directed this and Jung Sung-Joo should've written it. But Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food already snatched him first.

My Ajusshi: So bleak, but I can't look away..yet.

Misty: Episode 15 broke my heart.

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Oh now I can't not think about how great seducer would have turned out if that was the case

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While watching, I re-imagined this drama with An Pan-Seok, Jung Sung-Joo and a whole new cast that I had to just drop it Lol

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Amen to that. Moreover, with a better case who can handle meaty stuff...

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Yes! Yes!

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Ahn Pan Seok wouldn't have cast any of the current actors. We'd be watching it on jTBC with more mature actors and Jung Sung-joo would've done a closer adaptation.

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Of course! That's the point too ;-)

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I don't mind that the cast is younger if it were done better. I would've chosen Kim Tae-ri instead of Joy.

Instead of Woo Do-Hwan, who is too obvious of a choice (i.e. as a player), I would've chosen a different actor.

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OMG! Is episode 15 that bad?? 😲
Awww, will the mystery be solved only in the end? (or will they dare to not tell us who was the killer at all?). Still, I have hope that Tae Wook is not the culprit. I ship the couple so hard, I want them to end together.
**off to watch, fingers crossed**

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Well, writer-nim did an excellent job of storytelling and development; I wouldn't have it any other way, but I'm still sad about it.

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Episode 15 is even bearable. I have just finished the drama and I have never been so broken hearted. My soul is crushed and I cannot even cry to release all this burden. It is if not the best drama I have ever seen, it is one of the very top ones. I am desperately hoping to get the last weekap posted as soon as possible so that I can at least share freely all these feelings without being afraid to spoil... It had it's flaws, but it never let me out of the hook.

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Just finished the finale and desperately want the wee-cap to go up soon to talk about it with everyone! It was so sad and vague and I am just heartbroken. Even with just a half hour left to go, I was still holding out hope for a little warmth in the ending. Between this and finally getting to watch I Can Speak yesterday, I am in need of a unicorn chaser - or a really sweet romance! But whatever it is must be well acted to be able to stand up to the power of these heart breakers!

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I liked the first half of ep 16 but not the second half or the ending.

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Can't wait for the Open Thread to open up ㅠㅠ I personally hated the ending, not because it's heartbreaking (I love tragedies as much as happy-endings) but because of the message that it sends.

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Agree. Ep 15 was heartbreaking. Ep 16 undermined itself..like God's Gift or something.

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The last 15 minutes of Episode 16 was absolute nonsense.
But to be honest the last episodes felt very disconnected from the rest of the series.

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Watching only That Man Oh-soo and Mystery Queen 2 now. As a result I have time to enjoy the coming spring but instead of spring it started freezing and snowing here so give me more k-dramas so that I can stay in bed!

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Misty: HyeRan-ah!!! Is it too much to say that I lost sleep last night waiting for spoilers because I can’t stop thinking about this drama?

Live: Will watch later tonight for Lee Kwang soo, our favorite Giraffe!

Okitegami Kyoko: Saw this in the Beanies wall and fell in love after the first episode.

Rewatching Running Man and Radiant Office for my heart’s sake.

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You'll probably be unable to sleep because you'll keep thinking about Misty again.

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Agree with you, @dramallama (side note -- in my head I always say "dramallama red pajama"). Waikiki is sitcommy but the production is really good. It reminds me of Three's Company. The main actors are committed to do whatever it takes, and I also appreciate that the many veteran actors who do cameos are willing to make fun of themselves and do ridiculous things. And on top of it all, Baby Sol is the master of reaction shots. It's my favorite show so far of 2018.

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I just realized that this is the thread that my previous post should be in, so here it is copied/pasted (I will delete it from the open thread).

It seems that my drama plate is getting full, but we’ll see which ones will stick with me and which won’t. So far:

Great Seducer/Tempted: It is hot, makjang (but of the entertaining sort), intriguing, daring (when compared to average drama… I mean by the end of ep 8 new count/ ep 4 old count, she is living with him! So things are heating up), and has that addictive quality to it. I hope it will have a happy ending and hold up till the end.

Woohoo Waikiki: I picked this up again, and it is like a breath of fresh air. I like this unruly/unexpected family of friends and their funny (slap/stick) escapades, as they navigate life. This drama feels like a sitcom, and gets better starting with ep 5. Last but not least, baby Sol is adorable as always.

That Man Oh Soo: Cute/silly with a touch of whimsey… though sometimes I wish that KSE had been cast in Tempted in the role of Tae Hee, because I can see her pulling off the role very well.

Then there is “A Poem a Day” and “Pretty Noona…” starting this next week, which means I will have to start prioritizing shows, because those two new shows are ones I’m looking forward to! So hopefully they'll be good.

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though sometimes I wish that KSE had been cast in Tempted in the role of Tae Hee, because I can see her pulling off the role very well.

I had her on my mind when the first time time I heard about the remake, especially if is in sageuk, but now I don't think I want to see her in some college pranks drama LOL. She still can pull off as a college student, but I prefer a role appropriate with her age. Anyway, she and Woo Do-hwan could be a good pairing, maybe in any project in the future.

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Thanks @sweetsour As I was reading the comments, I was thinking am I the only one liking Great Seducer/Tempted. I have never watched any of the shows Woo Doo Hwan was in. While I don't understand TaeHee falling for him already, I am really enjoying the show so far and can't wait for the next episodes.

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@ahjummadd I am enjoying Great Seducer aswell. I agree with @sweetsour that it has an addictive quality. I'm looking forward to this weeks episodes.

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@dramajoy Great. I'm glad there are others. :)

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I am with you...I guess everyone and their choices...I have already repeated it more than thrice.

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I also hope that the writer/director will let the H/h consummate their relationship before the fallout, just because I wouldn't want this cohabiting to be the same as other dramas. I would like it if they dared to make it more realistic, and this would also add to the angst and the H's guilt. So his redemption can have more impact.

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1. Mother: cant seem to finish episode 15&16... i mean everything was pretty much dealt with in 13 and 14. All thats left trying to spread out in 2 eps... meh

2. My Golden life: its sitting waiting for my boring days

3. Tempted: im hooked. The main woo do hwan is it? Dayum 😍😍😍. Also loving the gossip girlish feel

4. Jugglers: its so sweet. ❤

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You gotta watch Mother ep 15! Or you tried but didn't like it? I guess it depends on how you view the show.

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I watched the first 5-10mins and felt like it was gonna drag. But if ur saying I should push through perhaps I will

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Yup..ep 15-16 they drag it out. I don't find Mother is a sad drama. There is a sad moment but not enough to make me teary. But I would totally recommend you to finish it up. It's only 2 hrs left, correct? :)

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Am I the only one watching Shall We Kiss First? I can only describe it as darkly hilarious. It has all the aspects of melodrama: terminal illness, divorce, death of a child, along with the standard characters: bratty step-daughter, insecure second wife, controlling ex-wife, kind-hearted best friend, interfering ex-husband. And yet it stays fresh, with a quirky couple as the centerpiece, who cannot express their wants, and yet manage to provide each other with exactly what the other needs. Both feel unloved but are surrounded by friends and family who love them in their own crazy, meddling ways. The dialogue seemed a bit "wordy" at first, but has really settled into enjoyable repartee. This show keeps me laughing. It's a real gem.

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It's a real gem and I love it to pieces. We have a discussion thread at DB:
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/02/ocean-strolls-for-romance-melodrama-should-we-kiss-first/#comment-3203419

I am only watching SWKF and Misty right now but my yearning for SWKF is higher. Also, I can rewatch and rewatch SWKF just to get the feel - hard to explain in word but there's something magical about it.

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I'm still watching SHOULD WE KISS FIRST, too. Now that we're getting to the nitty gritty of how Mu-han's path first crossed Soon-jin's, I'm feeling antsy. I'm also on tenterhooks to learn whether his medical secret was blown when he was hospitalized.

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Not only that, but we found out that he used to wear earrings! That was a major shock reveal.

Just kidding. But am concerned that it's pretty dark and we're only at episode 10. Their backstory just kills me, it's so sad. Oh yeah and current-day is sad too.

And then it's so funny that I just can't even. When she said 'I was looking forward to using that steam iron,' I burst out laughing. Love this show. It's a bicycle-powered roller-coaster.

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His reaction when the hunters open the suitcase. So melodramatic, so funny.

I'm both enjoying the show and dreading it. Though I'm not sure that makes any sense. I just want both of them to find peace and be happy.

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Shooting the lock off the suitcase was one of the nuttiest scenes I've seen in a long while. Absolutely bonkers. And of course the bottle of medicine just had to go flying off into the underbrush.

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ROFLMAO! "bicycle-powered roller-coaster" indeed. And the steam iron. Sheesh -- Mu-han reminds me of me. I never could travel light. I used to bring the kitchen sink, just in case.

What really cracked me up was Soon-jin's packing algorithm. As a flight attendant, I expected her to be more organized. But maybe that's the point: that she's been depressed and disorganized for years.

Mu-han's earrings came as a surprise to me, too. ;-)

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Count me in as a fan of Shall We Kiss First too! I've been following along with recaps and had planned to watch when it was done but ... I couldn't help myself and now I'm all caught up in the feelings. It's this bizarre kdrama mix of sexiness, dread and mirth.

That Mu-han once wore earrings was astonishing—almost as much as his cruelty. Actor Kam Woo-sung emotes a completely different person.

I'm at a point in my life where I and my peers are losing our parents, our marriages, our jobs. It's been deeply satisfying to see these milestones explored so honestly in this show. (I just celebrated 22 yrs of marriage yesterday but I can still remember the ache of wanting to be fully loved. The feelings don't go away.)

Lee Mi-ra menopause arc has been a bit of a gut punch because of how the story set up our expectations—what with her ravenous appetite and hot pepper-filled pregnancy dream. Even the damn background music was light and comical. Tee hee. Girl, you ain't pregnant. Your eggs are all dried up. Sorry! *oofdah*

I wrote Kocowa yesterday and asked them why they streamed an edited version of the morning after scene at the end of Ep. 15. They responded right away: "We stream what we get from the broadcasters." They supposedly didn't realize that their version had cut out some of the sexy bits (the funny montage and Mu-han's pixelated backside).

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The very different Mu-han was astonishing. Not just the earrings, but the whole persona. It was shocking to see him that way, and also might explain a bit why his wife and daughter left.

I too am in the same stage of life, which might be why I both look forward to each episode, but yet kind of dread it. Too much truthiness.

Interesting, and disappointing that we aren't seeing the show as originally broadcast. I'm glad it isn't Kocowa editing it, but I wonder why the broadcasters are doing so?

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Too much truthiness

I hear you.

I enjoy watching cute twenty and thirty-somethings frolic and fall in love but it's a real thrill to see mature actors killing it at being sexy, ruthless, yearning and all of that. I imagine it's harder for 40 or 50-something K-drama actors to fit in their brutal work schedules around school age children.

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Iam watching only it with Taiwanese drama my dear boy
I love it so much
Idk how many times they have met in the past.. it's crazy
Plus that terminal disease wasn't necessary at all it's enough they both r sad souls need healing and love. why why that f**** sickness😡😡

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Woohoo Waikiki: I was SO happy to have this show back this week. I have become so attached and I love looking forward to laughing to my heart’s content every week. Poor Joon-ki seeing Seo-jin as a little kid had me hollering, I thought it was so funny. And when the kid spoke with Go Won-hee’s voice I just about died. Also, Baby Sol stole the show this week and she somehow keeps getting cuter and cuter with each passing week. Keep on doing what you’re doing, Waikiki.

The Great Seducer: I almost fell asleep while watching one of this week’s episodes and that’s not a great sign. I feel like the show has some interesting things about it but I feel so bored while watching? Especially when the adult chaebols come on screen. They suck all the energy out of the show. Also, Tae-hee falling for Shi-hyun too fast made their dynamic a lot less interesting/fun than I thought it would be.

My Ajusshi: Oh, I am liking this so far. I love the tone of the show and how it’s bleak and stark but with some great subtle moments of black comedy thrown in. Most of the characters are deliciously amoral (in contrast to our kind, almost bland ajusshi) and I can’t wait to see where everything is headed. And Ji-an? Love love love. She’s already so fascinating and I can’t wait to learn more about her. This type of stoic character is hard to pull off without being boring but IU is doing such a great job so far and I find her so compelling. Here’s hoping this level of quality stays.

I’m SO excited for Pretty Noona next week. Every teaser makes me more and more excited and I’m ready to drown in the sweetness the promos are promising. Plus, who can resist Sohn Ye-jin? Add Jung Hae-in in the mix and there’s no way I’m missing out in this one.

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I laughed so hard at each and every Jun-ki and little Seo-jin scenes. And that little girl speaking in Go Won-hee's voice is super hilarious. But at the same time, it was also something that should be addressed in many romcom dramas where the lead is dating their bestfriend's little brother/sister. I'm surprised this drama didn't gloss over that fact.

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Same feelings re: 'Pretty Noon'! I'll be mentally chanting Jung Hae-in's name all week.

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i watched the new teaser 3 times today if this is what the show is going to be like im so ready

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Where, where can I watch the teasers?
Also, do you know where will we be able to watch it with English subs?
If you tell me dramafever, that doesn't work for me, sadly 🙄...
Thank you very much😘

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I watched the teasers on the jtbc channel on YouTube as for where to watch it with subs well I usually stream on websites but I heard Netflix is taking the rights so I'm not sure if it's gonna be subbed straight away

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Arghh... Son Ye Jin scared me off in dramaland 😱. She is good in movies but her last dramas "Personal Tastec and "Shark" were horrible. I blamed mostly the writing but being a much lauded actress, I thought she could gravitate me at least... Alas, she disappoint me twice in dramaland 😒

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Well... let's cross our fingers. Maybe we will have a surprise.
Park shin ye has been horrible in most her dramas, but in Pinocchio, due to good writing and good direction, she was amazing.
So, we could hope for a similar miracle with Son ye jin 😉

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I have never seen her in a drama before but I love her in movies, namely A Moment to Remember and Spellbound. I recommend both if you haven’t seen them, the first if you want to cry and the second if you want to laugh. I’m planning to make my way through her whole filmography soon. Super looking forward to watching The Last Princess and The Classic. She’s a great actress so I don’t think you have to worry about needing a “miracle”, especially when she’s paired with this director.

From what I’ve heard about both Shark and Personal Taste, they were mediocre all around. Good actors can’t do much with bad scripts.

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Agree. Also, I suppose some production teams rely so much on the actors, but those scripts were awful.
Lee min ho may be famous, but so far I have never seen him making me cry or feel so much whatsoever. His characters (BOF, personal taste, heirs -only in the recaps-) never made me root for them. I wonder if someone can prove me he is a good actor, because I don't see it.
I never watched Shark, but Son Ye jin made me root for her in personal taste, at least as a character I loved her there. A little bit silly toward the end, but I still liked her.
I look so much forward the pretty noona!!!😀

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@javinne Yep, I feel the same way about Lee Min-ho. I liked him in City Hunter but he’s never made me really feel for his characters.

I have suuuuch high hopes for Pretty Noona! I’m hoping it won’t disappoint. Maybe I should lower my expectations just a little so I’m not disappointed?

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Same here. I keep telling myself: silly girl, don't have so many expectations, remember BTLIOF (which gave me expectations before starting, and they did well for 14 episodes, and then that happened!!!), but there is no use. I am giggling like a little girl because I like Jung Hae in.
But anyway... I will look for a plan B, just in case... And if it is a success, then I will simply watch it over again 😂😂😂😂

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My Ajusshi: The 90 minute first episode worked for me, but I'm hoping they keep close to an hour from here on out. I'm interested in the story but if it revolves around office politics too much, I might skip.

Radio Romance: Just a nice easy romance drama which was just what I needed.

The Great Seducer: Well, he didn't have to be too great; that was super easy. The pacing seems off unless this is a 12 episode drama.

Waikiki: I'm behind a few episodes but it's just fun.

Evergreen/That Man Oh Soo: Thinking about putting this on the backburner. I want more of the tree and that stuff, not a love triangle.

The Flame's Daughter: This is a bit different and I like it. Lee Joon Gi's action scene taking out the monks early in Scarlet Heart is my favorite k-drama action scene. This CDrama has my favorite action scenes in wuxia. Both Dilraba and Vic Chou have two separate great scenes. Her weapon of choice is a whip.

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i'm watching Flame's Daughter because i loved Dilraba Dilmurat and Zhang Bin Bin in The King's Woman... Vic Chou is new to me...

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It is dated re: production value but Mars with Vic Chou is one of my favorite all time T-dramas. It's on you tube, but again, dated production and sound but the story holds up imo.

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Agree with you about That Man Oh Soo. I tried watching a few episodes and felt myself slipping into a coma from boredom. I wanted the story to be about the magical tree as well.

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lmao @"well, he didn't have to be too great". That really was too easy, a bit boring unless they have her find out about the plot now lol. Like, in the next few eps so he actually has to try with the seducing.

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Today I marathoned episode 18-30 of the Flame's Daughter and I don't regret it. Now I gotta wait a long time for episodes to be subbed(I like watching around 4-5 episodes together when it comes to Chinese dramas).
I find this drama really addicting and my favourite ship is Dao and Pili Sect master. Really love how there is so much plot in every episode and the politics is interesting and easy to understand. Hope it has a happy ending.
I saw in the drama BTS that Dilraba hurt her face with the whip while filming :( so those action scenes we're definitely not easy.

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Woohoo Waikiki: At this point I pretty much already see this show going down as a legendary Korean comedy. And episode 12 was especially creative with the themes in it.

The Great Seducer: Cruel Intentions is one of my favorite movies and I still have the VHS around here somewhere. So I really started watching this just to see how they were going to Koreanize the story for non-cable tv. But it's been interesting so far and the trio acting is great. I actually don't think Joys acting is bad at all but Moon Ga-young's Soo-Ji can tell me to do anything and I'd probably do it.

My Husband Oh Jak-doo: I watched this just cause and didn't really expect much, but I actually like it alot and now look forward to it. Also Han Sun-Hwa is doing a good job in it. Usually female 2nd leads are just black voids of evil, but you can really see the pain and hurt she's feeling and can understand her a bit.

Misty: Well Misty is Misty, pretty much just edge of your seat drama. All I can ask for now is that the last two episodes don't make my heart stop.

Should We Kiss First: Now that they're finally on the same page and in a relationship I'm enjoying it more. Not like I disliked it before, it just felt like they were talking two different languages to each other and it was frustrating. I would like more scenes of his daughter and the coffee prince though. They're cute together and she fell so hard for him she should be checked for a concussion. While he has no idea what's her deal lmao.

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Like wise too, more scenes between coffee prince and I deum.....sometimes I tune in for them.....

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That's so interesting because (without sounding too mean) I was so happy that there were hardly any scenes between the coffee prince and I deum this week. And the scene that there was, was really impactful because she finally understood the result of her behaviour - without anybody having to tell her.

It just shows that dramas have to cater for all kinds of viewers...

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"Moon Ga-young's Soo-Ji can tell me to do anything and I'd probably do it."
THIS... I don't know why am such a sucker for SFL who make me question my morals...

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I have just watched ep 15 and 16 and I feel like being thrown off a cliff after an immensely enjoyable ride.

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Just started My Ajusshi, so jury is still out, but what I have watched I am liking so far. It has a strange sense of whimsy in a show so dark.

Woohoo Waikiki: Still keeping me laughing, but this weeks episode took me 3 days to finally finish. So it's losing a bit of that crack from before.

Should We Kiss First: A+ acting and a wonderful adult oriented storyline. We are beginning to see more sadness creeping in as each episode goes by, but the humor is still wonderfully there!

Waiting to hear the consensus on Misty to see if it is a worthy watch. Don't want to start a show only to be let down by a crap ending *cough* Hwayugi. Everyone says it's great, so...here's hoping. 🤞

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ohhh, regarding Misty, stay away from the spoilers and just start the series!!! it is totally worth the watch -- without spoilers, mind you!

YES, YES, YES... watch it. even tho ep 16, the final episode, has yet to air (with subs for those of us) -- it is A++++!

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After my golden life ended, I decided to try out the gentlemen of Wolgyeosu tailor shop and I ma glad I did, its a nice drama.
Been watching; Tempted, Evergreen, which is another name for That man Oh soo (two different names for the same drama??), Woohoo Waikiki, My husband Oh jak doo, The good witch(Ryu Soo young is hot in a pilot uniform), shall we kiss first and I tried to watch Marry me but I couldn't even finish the first episode, Might try it another time.....

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Evergreen is the English title,since this drama is also co-produced by Dramafever, they used this title. That Man Ohsoo on the other hand is Korean title.

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Oh, I get it now... Thanks for the explaination

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Hello Beanies! Spring is here!😀 Although you really can't tell where I live since you can't see the seasons change. Our winter has been bipolar with really warm days and sometimes really cold nights. I didn't even get the chance to wear any of my scarves or warm jackets because I would overheat if I did. I shouldn't really be complaining though because I'm a weenie and I don't think I could deal with a snowy winter. So to all you still deep in snow, I wish you good health and hope for your safety!
This is what I watched this week:
*Waikiki: We are back to our regularly scheduled programming and it's still hilarious as ever. I clapped like a seal, like Jun-ki of course, when Seo-jin confessed to him and when he decided to give it a chance. Dong-gu keeps being a riot, but it's so sweet that he just wants to see Yoon-ah that he forgoes sleep. Of course, Doo-shik is a smarty pants and if they are going for a love line with Soo-ah I can see why because they spend a lot of time together. We got more baby Sol and she is the cutest!😍
*Radio Romance: RR came to an end and I was satisfied with the ending, especially since they gave us a lot of cute, romantic moments between our couple who were always the main reason why I kept watching.
*Evergreen: I’m still enjoying watching this drama. Jealous Oh-soo is cute and funny. I saw a comment somewhere that for someone who hasn't dated he sure is smooth!😁I want to see him and Soo-ri together already, but it looks like it might take a while.😣
*In order to make good use of my Viki subscription, I ventured into a Jdrama called Hours of My Life. It was about a man who gets diagnosed with ALS in his 20s and how he learns to live with it and the way it impacts his friends and family. It was really well done and my new-found soft heart allowed me to shed tears at the end.

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Evergreen : I think they will start to be together on epi 9-10. I was quite disappointed to see Yoori decided to give a chance to Jinwoo (preview next week), so hopefully she puts some conditions.

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That's what I was thinking too that next week will be time for them to really sort out their feelings and possibly some petty jealousy and then the week after they will get together. Jin-woo is such a nice guy and handsome to boot, but since he is not end game then I can't root for him, lol. Plus, I already have a soft spot for Oh-soo! I always fall for the taller than me intellectuals with possibly no romantic bone in their body, but somehow know how to be all swoony and stuff, haha!

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The problem with Ohsoo is he didn't realize what he is doing is swoony LOL. Jinwoo is likeable but somehow I don't really like how he is kinda like stalker LOL. I don't like the writing of this drama either, which made both Yoori and Jinwoo are like bestfriend who never got separated, because the fact was they were separated for a long time and suddenly met, and then quickly became friendly.. I mean just like that. I wish there are some moments of awkwardness between those two. I could buy their friendliness if they have actually kept in touch though.

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Jin-woo is a stalker huh and you are right that they got friendly real quickly. I am curious about some childhood friends but if i did get to see them I think it would be soooo awkward that I actually want to avoid a situation like that. He is in for heartbreak but I feel that she is just giving him a chance because she feels grateful for getting her mother into the hospital and Oh-soo keeps denying his feelings.

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THE HOURS OF MY LIFE aka BOKU NO ITA JIKAN is one of the first Jdoramas I've watched, and it is dynamite. I was very impressed with the acting. I cannot put into words how it felt different from Kdramas. Because it is comprised of only 11 episodes, it felt more focused. The absence of filler and tail-chasing was a welcome respite from two of the biggest banes of Kdramas. Miura Haruma did a fine job in the lead role, and was ably supported by an wonderful cast.

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He was dynamic as Takuto! He portrayed his character very well and a person with disability with so much respect. I haven't seen to many Jdramas, but I'm glad ilI got to see this one.

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This was my first Jdrama and I loved it. It was beautifully acted.

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Your summary of Hours of My Life sounds quite similar to 1 Litre of Tears. That stays up to date my favourite non Korean drama and one of top 10 dramas ever. It sounds corny, but seeing the drama and the film with the same name changed my perspective on life. Probably it was just fate - I saw it when I needed such a drama the most, but it is still a really good drama.

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Live: Just when I thought I'm the weird one that want to applaud him for restraining from doing the close-up shots.

I did enjoy the narrative in Live so far. Is it because I'm in the age for it? The assemble is great. Even though there might be an ass or two, I still find them likeable. One thing for sure, the premiere episode hit me hard like what Misaeng did. It makes me want to root for the rookies as hard as I did for Jang Geu Rae.

My Ahjusshi: Can we have more interaction between IU and Lee Seon-kyun, even better with the two ahjusshis as well? Also less office politics. The office politics stuffs make me want to zoom out. Even the chairman looks like a ray of sunshine compared to the war between his subordinates.

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Radio Romance: Completed. I'm happy it ended but it won't stay long in my memory.

Grand Prince: ep 6. I'm curious to see what happens next !

Iron Ladies: ep 9. This week's episode was really cute. Just cute.

Live: ep 4. Keep being awesome, show ! Love Jung Oh !

Love Returns: ep 87. Some characters finally discovered other characters true identity ! Kim Haengja is too kind for letting Dr. Jeong out of jail.

Misty: ep 14. I loved all newsroom scenes. Han Ji Min showing respect to Go Hye Ran and GHR telling her News Nine is hers made me proud of them. I'm proud and even swooned at Director Jang saying he will protect his people in the newsroom ❤ About Kevin Lee's murder, I want the show to surprise me like it was announced.

My Ahjussi: ep 1. Really liked this first episode ! Acting, tone on
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My Husband, Oh Jak Doo: ep 6. My love for Jak Doo kept growing again. The CEO is so extravagant and so out of place that I kind of like him but can't take him seriously as a love rival. I mean he's against a Mountain Ahjussi, how can he beat that ? Eun Jo got on my nerves with her insensitive questions. Knowing Sunhwa is usually cast in the same kind of second female leads, she won't bring me empathy unless she starts to develop a friendship with Uee's character. That could be interesting.

Mystery Queen 2: ep 6. I guess last week episodes were there to introduce our new gang joining Ahjumma. At least give me more of my favorite Ahjumma-Detective next week !

Oh My General: ep 18. I knew the cousin was fishy !

Return: ep 24. Ja Hye suffered years ago but I can't root for her revenge. She went to the same level as the jerks she hates.

See You in Time: ep 13. I just want the main couple and the cycling team scenes because the brother is getting more and more on my nerves.

Shall We Live Together: ep 2. Glad to see Yeo Hoe Hyun on screen on weekends ❤ I'm quite intrigued by what happened between the father and his first love 30 years ago. Obviously they don't view their relationship in the same way. I'm happy to see the eldest daughter asking for divorce. It will be a long fight with her in-laws and I'm in ! The daughter in a secret office noona-dongsaeng romance has an immature boyfriend. If they really end up getting married, she will have a hard time.

Should We Kiss First: ep 12. Soon Jin cracks me up ! The contrast between Mu Han's earnest during the kiss and her thought was hilarious. When they were in the same bed was my favorite scene HAHA On a serious note, I didn't expect SJ and her ex husband to have lost a daughter. It brings even more heaviness to SJ's. And now she's lost her job.

Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms: ep 31. A-Li is so cuuute ! I love BW and YH the most in this timeline.

The Great Seducer: ep 8. I love the trio's friendship as much as Tae Hee and Kyung Joo's...

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The Great Seducer: ep 8. I love the trio's friendship as much as Tae Hee and Kyung Joo's. Even the unnie-dongsaeng relationship Soo Ji is faking got my interest. We already got a kiss and I wished Tae Hee had made Si Hyun struggle for more episodes to seduce her.

Woohoo Waikiki: ep 12. Jun Ki ❤ Soo Jin nothing else !

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So many dramas 😮
Recently I only watch one drama (Secret Door) and one variety (Life Perfectionist).
My working hours is only 35-40 hours/week, yet my brain can't process more than two dramas in week.
It takes a lot of energy and concentration to watch those many dramas. You must be very very intelligent.

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Secret Door since ages but I can't find the time to watch it !
It's holidays at the moment. This kind of help managing time to watch dramas ^^

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Unexpectedly, I actually enjoyed CEO Choi's scenes. He became interesting the moment he fell hopelessly in love with Seung Joo. We all know he's doomed to fail but watching him in his extravagant attempts is funny. The characters I can't stand most is Mom(who our dearest Mountain Ajusshi put in place) and that irritating co-worker/sis-in-law of BFF. I'd sacked that useless girl and kick her out immediately.

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I liked Eric Choi when he got that blank-faced "brain restarting" look after Seung-joo whispered something in his ear too hahaha

(OMG and yes to what you said about that annoying hoobae. Girl, at least get some skill and competence in your job before acting like a little sh*t towards your sunbae who got you in through connections!)

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I can only imagine how much more dramatic his scenarios will get when he thinks he's starting an affair XD

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I hate Mom and found her never ending demand to Seung-joo very exasperating, but the one character that drive me crazy is that annoying hoobae. She is just the kind of people who has nothing good to say about anyone, full of jealousy, and whiny to boot, and also never understood that maybe other people also have nothing good to say about her.

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Whatever the back story is, Mom is just a horrible person. Even if I assume there's some melodramatic stuff like Seung Joo being responsible for Dad's death, there is still no excuse for her to behave like this. They can be estranged but no, this woman is just exploiting her daughter.

Hoobae is an overgrown brat. I pity Se Mi.

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@outofthisworld @gadis @mary I don't even want to think about that annoying hoobae and Mom grrrr !
Hopefully CEO Choi keeps being his extravagant self until the drama ends.

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I’m surely not the only one who’s been writing revenge fan fiction about that horrible Bang Jeong-mi. Will someone please break a gayageum over her head? Her heartless comments about her sister-in-law’s infertility are beyond comprehension.

And the mother? I’d like to toss her in the Hwayugi stone sarcophagus and just call it a day.

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I don't actively hate Seung-tae because he felt like a child in grown-up body. He is exasperating and takes her noona's care for granted. But he still cares enough about her happiness (well, at least compared to Mom who only ever cared about Seung-joo's money). I can imagine Seung-tae get his wake-up call soon and be more mature, but I definitely couldn't imagine Mom get her redemption. She is horrible.

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My current favorite :

My Ajusshi ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I like everything about it 😄

My Husband Oh Jak Doo ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jak Doo and Seung Joo are my favorite couple right now 💕

Mystery Queen S2 ⭐⭐⭐ I want to root for them as much as I did in season 1, but the mystery didn't really draw me in and the contract marriage couple has stolen Seol Ok and Wang Seung's spot in my heart 😁

Waikiki ⭐⭐ only came for the laugh and Jun Ki and Sol, the rest is quite meh

Grand Prince ⭐ I might have to drop it, as I have only watched until ep 2 and I didn't really have time to catch up. Actually, my limit is 2-3 dramas a week 😅

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Radio Romance finished sweetly, but it was never about the story. It was always about Su-ho's development as a character.

The Great Seducer: There's something so Heirs like about this story but just a LOT darker?? I should not watch it and go down that angst-filled teenager ride again, but here I am :))).

My Husband Oh Jak-Doo: I am really liking this show. It's so charming, especially the main couple. It's a slow burn I think and low-key, but it's worth it.

My Ahjussi: I've already commented on this show but I have a feeling it'll be an ultimate fave at the end of it. I love it, and like @girlfriday said, IU is shining so much she goes catching our attention even more than Lee Seon Kyun.

Also, I can't believe Infinity Challenge is having the last episode tomorrow. TT__TT NOOOO

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Just finished Tientsic Mystic and loved it. It more than satisfied my love for the supernatural genre.

Waiting for Grand Prince to finish to marathon the remaining eps. But don't know if I'll actually go through with it. My drama-watching is very unpredictable.

I've finally been able to pinpoint the kind of drama-watcher I am. I hate rom-coms but I'm always shipping characters in the dramas I watch.

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Oh, I saw that turn up. So it's good?

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Yep. If you love the supernatural genre.

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Check out the trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egtvJ8Gs3dg

I'll really love it if someone else could watch it. I've been dying to talk about it.

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@1tea1 I basically like any genre, as long as the story is good and the plot makes sense!

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Radio Romance Until it got mentioned, I had already forgotten it existed. Televisual fairy floss.

Evergreen I love me some magical realism so I was really looking forward to this. I was hoping for something delightful and heartwarming but found it pedestrian. Dropped after 6 eps.

Mystery Queen 2 After a shaky start, I'm really enjoying the second season of this even if I'm a bit bemused by its emphasis on exam study. Watching my Ahjussi drive to the mountains, clamber over earthquake damage and then hike to an isolated boarding house for his Ahjumma only to accuse her of following him around was just the kind of fun this show is so good at.

Misty Still amazing. 'Nough said.

Mother I've suddenly realised this is my Witch's Court for 2018. Everybody raves about it and I totally meant to live-watch it but didn't and now it's sitting there waiting for me to finally get to it but I still haven't. Maybe Easter?

iZombie and the Magicians Oh, wait, wrong website.

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Forgot to mention I watched the Thai show What the Duck and it was way, way better than I thought it was going to be. It started off as a cliched Yaoi and then proceeded to subvert it. I'm actually looking forward to Season 2.

My Dear Boy Sub it, Viki! You're torturing me here.

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Clive Babineaux is most patient guy of the world :D How does he manage all the personalities of Lizzie ? :p (When she sat back in the car, it was so funny !)

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Her interpretation of the personalities is getting more and more broad. I honestly don't know how he handles it when she's channelling a racist or hitting on the suspects.

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KAKEGURUI - Waiting for Translations

Dropped J-Dorama and now completing my backlog of Japanese movies. Have to finish Coin Locker Girl, Okja and Villainess too.

Marry me Now? - 7.5/10. Cliche but still better than recent overly dramatic weekend shows. Fantastic had our female in abusive household and here also our main Heroine has suffered 5 years. Husband is impotent. When sister takes your family decisions you know your household is no more yours. I personally put it above Father is Strange. That show was B Grade.

Meet Me at 1006 - 45minutes episodes. BIG +1. light, funny 1st week. More magic than logic but overall quite good. 7.5/10

Old Boy - 6.5/10. Chinese. Annoying main characters but much preachiness from main male lead like Mr. Right. It has better banter though.

OH-Soo - Trash. Non-recyclable trash.

Children - waiting for translation.

Iron Ladies - 6.5/10 better than most airing kdramas

Lion Pride - 6/10 nonsense dragged for too long.

Live - meh

The Great losers - dropped. I'm just here for their delicious tears.

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misty: hopped onto this drama way later than everyone else so im at episode 8 and actively avoiding spoilers. side note can someone send me a tae Wook too? how can such a perfect husband exist? despite all of hye ran's faults he is still willing to stand by her.. must be a saint. I know I wouldn't be able to forgive my spouse for cheating thats for sure

woohoo Waikiki: crazy fun as usual and I wouldn't expect any less. jun ki seems highly uncomfortable in his new relationship though, maybe they should just keep the sibling relationship that they had from the start. it was so much better imo when things were innocent and they were just childhood friends that want the best for each other

great seducer: I might be dropping this one soon. I love woo do Hwan and his charisma on screen but every time joy appears it just breaks the drama flow. sorry joy I love you to bits in red velvet but acting wise she just pales so much in comparison to the others. and I find her character annoying.

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Misty - So happy that you've been watching it now :) I won't say any spoiler. Just don't ever let your guard down. What you think of people on the outside might not be what really lies on the inside :)

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I'm currently watching 'The Great Seducer', 'That Man Oh Soo', 'Father Is Strange' and 'Cheer Up/Sassy Go Go'.

I have a lot of mixed feelings about 'The Great Seducer'. First and foremost, the pacing and plot progression in this drama are really off. The scenes feel like they run into each other because the transitions are really abrupt. The relationships are also moving far too quickly. I thought Eun Tae-hee was supposed to be impervious to men? As it stands, she gave basically no resistance, and this in spite of some clear indications from the people the people around her that all is not as it appears with Kwon Shi-hyun. It seems like there's gonna be no seduction in 'The Great Seducer'. *Le Sigh*

With regard to the acting, it might be positively heretical of me to say this (it's okay, I've always wanted to be a heresiarch), but I'm not that impressed by Woo Do-hwan. I think he comes on too strong; sometimes Kwon Shi-hyun is 2-dimensional to the point of cringe-worthiness. I also don't find Shi-hyun's interactions with Choi Soo-ji all that compelling. There's something overwrought and surreal about their dynamic that makes it hard to buy. Part of it may have to do with the Machiavellian aspects of their relationship; when Se-joo's not around, it feels like I'm watching two psychopaths pretend they care for each other.

This dovetails into my general impression of Soo-ji's character. I don't like her. She's unlikable. Her motives are worthy of sympathy - wanting to stand by her absent father, wanting to protect her neglectful mother, wanting to be certain that Shi-hyun isn't cut from the same cloth as everyone else who's claimed to love her, etc. - but her actual behaviour is indefensible imo. That being said, huge kudos to Moon Ga-young; I think she inhabits the character pretty well, unsympathetic though the character may be.

Joy's acting is meh. It's not bad - I think people are seriously exaggerating with the critiques - but she's nothing exceptional. That being said, I do find some of the interactions between Tae-hee and Shi-hyun cute, especially when Tae-hee is resisting Shi-hyun or when Shi-hyun is pouting. Again, I might be alone in liking Tae-hyun more than Soo-hyun.

Moar Min-jae! Please.

'That Man Oh Soo' continues to be meh except for Kim So-eun and I continue to regard 'Father Is Strange' as nothing than sweet diversion. I'm only one episode into 'Cheer Up/Sassy Go Go', but I have a strong strong strong feeling I'll like this (I've watched about 10 minutes of youtube clips between the main couple and they are so damn cute! Kim Won-geun's awesome!). I also finished up watching 'The Best Hit' today (law school exams are fast approaching, so I'm in the 'But I don't wannnnaaa' phase of studying where half my time is spent procrastinating by watching dramas). I didn't love the ending - I'm just such a sucker for Kim Min-jae and I was really hoping Ji-hoon would end up with...

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Choi Woo-seung. As a whole, TBH was okay, but I think it had a lot of potential that was wasted.

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I really loved Cheer Up/Sassy Go Go, coming from a country with an intense exam system for high schoolers it was refreshing to see a drama that acknowledges studies and academic pressure/parents putting academic pressure on kids as an issue for students.

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Watching:
Radio Romance I had pretty much the same opinion as everybody else.
Waikiki :)
Mystery Queen 2 Will they ever stop cramming and get around to be big case-of-the-season sometime or are they just going to tease it for season 3?
My Ajusshi Had a hard time getting thru ep 1. Might try 2 anyway because of all the positive comments. And I like watching shows that are recapped.
Live I spend half the week waiting for it to be subbed.
My Husband Oh Jak-doo and That Man Oh-soo These two are pretty much "if I get around to them" while I'm waiting for Live to be subbed.

Others:
Great Seducer Dropped partway thru ep 1. I've seen enough of rich people being obnoxious in every other kdrama ever.
Grand Prince Couldn't even make myself start. The world doesn't need shows about princely love rivalries more than about once a decade.

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Forgot to add: my new favorite hobby is trying to guess which second hand embarrassment was part of the original plot and which was added during the week off because of the extension. Angry martial-arts dude seemed like an add-on. Everything else seemed to fit with what had gone before.

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But we must adopt Angry Martial Arts Dude because he's a kindred drama-addicted spirit!

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Regarding Grand Prince, if it helps Joo Sang-wook doesn't love Jin Se-yeon at all. He's intrigued that she actually talks back to him, but more than anything he just wants to take away everything his brother loves. Basically, he will just do anything to isolate Yoon Shi-yoon and make him miserable. It's a fun setup - no matter what Joo Sang-wook does, she won't even waver!

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I don't know if it helps @Lord Cobol but it helps me. I'm done with the multiple people loving the same woman trope big time.

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I'm glad!
Yeah, more than loving her, he wants the warmth and happiness that his brother always seemed to have easily had. He grew up alone, segregated from her mother, and it made me twisted. Hence, he flocked to his uncle, who seemed to be the only person who cared for him, and and he's insanely jealous that his brother has achieved an epic love. He figueres if he has her, he can fill the void in his chest that he thinks favouritism for his brother has caused. And then he takes out the frustrations on gisaengs and his new wife.

The show is laughable sometimes, but so much fun!

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I guess this is the time to confess that I always thought the Mystery Queen male lead was played by Kim Kang-woo. I would still think it if That Man Oh Man-soo hadn't happened to air at exactly the same time!

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lol! I've always thought they looked alike. Kim Kang-Woo is like a leaner version of Kwon Sang Woo.

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It doesn't help that their names are a bit similar .____.

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Exactly 😂

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eh...do you mean My Husband, Oh Jak Doo?

I got the titles mixed up too but never never my husband!

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Ommo! Have I now confused titles TOO?! I'm not watching any of them yet! I'm very sorry! Yes, I did mean My husband, Oh Jak-Doo! 😂

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Hands off! He's MINE!!!

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It's ok, it's ok! He is ALLL yours! I will just be watching appreciatively from afar!

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Hahaha...
It's okay, it's okay, he is all yours.

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@seralovestteobokki I blame it on AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness 😜

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Mystery Queen 2: I love how the most recent case takes us to a live-in test prep institute in the middle of nowhere. It's a setting that you don't really see in kdrama mysteries. The Sherlock Holmes/Agathie Christie influence feels much stronger this season and I'm eating it up. I'm having a lot of fun and I actually don't mind that the cases aren't set up to take up a regular hour. It felt really odd when Criminal Minds-K did it, but not here. I'm happy to see Wan-seung get kicked out of Team 1 (all those Team 1 characters are such a drag! Please get rid of them.) and be a part of Inspector Woo's new team.

Woohoo Waikiki: Dong Gu not accepting Yoon-ah's rejection frustrated me, but I loved this set of episodes. The writer is a genius for turning out so many ridiculous moments and hilarious characters - Soo-ah's brother, the Gonggi competition, the longwinded announcer, the hard-of-hearing friend, Dooshik's Bruce Lee moves actually working, and the way Junki keeps seeing Seo Jin as a little girl (the timing of his spit-takes with the claps in Uhm Jung Hwa's "Invitation" was gold!)

Should We Kiss First: The drama is good at keeping it light, but as an anxious person, I really felt the weight of the angst by episode 20. I could take the cancer. Even though I suspected MH's involvement with SJ's daughter's death, having it confirmed - even though the connection was that he coldheartedly refused to help SJ with her lawsuit regarding her daughter's death- really adds to the angst. I may have to put it on pause until more episodes are out.

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Yes, that Gonggi competition was so OTT! This drama works because the actors like Kim Jung Hyun and Lee Yi Kyung are so committed to making absolute fools of themselves. Kim Jung Hyun's faces are the tops!

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My drama watching hit a bump in the road this week. The casualties were The Great Seducer and Should We Kiss. I'm not sure if the knock on my head made Kim Kang Woo looked extra swoony. I've always like him but I am in love 😍with Mountain Ajusshi.

Mountain Ajusshi Oh Jak Doo is husband goal! He even dethroned Tae Wooky. I don't know if I can live on a rocky mountain with noisy hens and ahjummas clucking. Wifi seems to be working so it aint too bad.
Uee in this reminds me of her role in Ojakgyo Brothers. I've never had problems with her, I simply avoided all the duds she was in.
She has good chemistry with Kim Kang Woo. They are so cute together.

Waikiki Dong Gu trying to keep awake was the funniest ever. So was Jun Ki struggling with 'little girl' Seo Jin and Dong Gu's petty jealousies. Too much hilarity in one show. There must be lots of laughter on set because Baby Sol kept smiling and laughing.

Misty I haven't watched ep 15 but do I really need to worry about Tae Wook? Since we are expecting the unexpected then he should be safe, no?

My Ajusshi I don't mind dark shows as long as the substance is there. What I dislike are shows pretending to be dark but it's more like the dark is due to the hollow shell. I've only watched the first episode and this looks promising, I hope it delivers.

What's up with Should We Kiss First? I haven't got round to watching the latest eps despite loving it so far. Me avoiding terminal illness trope is one. The other is that I can't fathom why Mu Han would keep his condition from Soon Jin? If he already knows how much pain she's in, does he want to inflict more on her? Maybe some kind soul can explain it to me or was this addressed in the latest eps?

The Great Seducer - I hate to admit it but I think I'm just not that excited about Shi Hyun falling in love with Tae Hee and vice versa. If there is a lot more going on than that, I might continue.
Maybe the show struggled with writing the character Tae Hee. Perhaps, I'm the one who has problem with the character, I don't know.

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Misty - Watch episode 15.. it's so good (in a different way) that you'll feel a very deep pang in your heart. Besides, the ending is just right behind..You can watch the last two episodes back-to-back

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Oh Jak Doo is husband goal! He even dethroned Tae Wooky.

The growing affection and understanding between Seung-joo and Jak-doo is dabaek and I love how their shared intimacies is what's drawing them together.

Kim Kang-woo is the stealthy white shark of sexiness. I initially found him unassuming but—eight episodes later—here I am, making imaginary Pinterest boards of his amazing magazine editorials. *fans self*

More things to love about Oh Jak-doo:
(1) Makes super hero three-point-landings from second story balcony
(2) Calls Seung-joo on her shit (don't say things you don't mean)
(3) Good party host (that drink/hug at the Ep. 5 barbecue? my God)
(4) Makes Seung-joo chuckle—and that's super sexy in my book.

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Me? Nothing. I kind of watched "still, marry me", just because I wad curious about the friendship.... following @fatcat007 suggestion. But I fast forwarded a lot. So... It doesn't count.

I am simply waiting for the pretty noona. My ajusshi calls my attention as well, but I read both recaps and it seems too dark for my taste now. Although I may fall for it anyway.
Wanted to watch misty, but I had no time. Waiting for the finale, and if the beanies say it was worth it until the end, then I may try to make room for it.

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Haha yeah the friendship is memorable & worth watching all over again, but the rest should be skipped. I did the same when I revisted the drama this month.

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I also didn't dive into My Ahjussi because it looks a bit dark. I might wait till I have four eps before I start.

Really looking forward to Pretty Noona.

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I just finished watching Mother, and I have to say, it's the most well-made show I've ever watched. Ended up crying through all 16 episodes. What a well written, acted, and directed show. That ending was also amazing. More than a 10/10.

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**Drama
*Waikiki ep11-12 : Waikiki is the only drama I’m watching but I laughed as much as for a K-show, aigoo 😂! This week was very funny , glad to have them back !!! Can’t wait to see the return of Dong Gu baby next week , but he doesn’t like to be indebted to people *rolling eyes 😂*
**K-shows
*I live alone E236 : Seungri’s eating with the branch owners….aka his parents and his aunt LOL 😂!
*Hyori Homestay S2E7 : Yoona and Park Bo Gum are such a good team and good part timer, they did a lot of things and have good chemistry 😊. Next guests are a father with his son, can’t wait to see them, it reminds me of the siblings in S1 they were so nice 😊!
*1n2d E207: As usual Kim Jong Min and Kim Jun Ho bad luck so funny 😂 !
*Infinite challenge E561 : Curling team fangirling with their Oppa (Taemin and Kang Daniel) on the phone so cute and funny 😊, the curling game was funny and interesting too .

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Seungri's episode in ILA was gold.
Have you seen his episode in Radio Star with Wanna One? It's hilarious.

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