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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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Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food: I didn’t expect to be engrossed with the workplace sexual harassment/microaggressions storyline, which I’d felt was so real that it made my blood boil too much for me to enjoy. But now that the men are starting to be held accountable and squirming in their seats, it’s gratifying to watch the women push back — when Jin-ah explained that she wanted to love herself more because Joon-hee’s care for her made her realize how lowly she’d valued herself, I wanted to stand and cheer. I’m not looking forward to the best friend’s reaction when she finds out about the relationship, but I suppose this is a storm we must weather. I’d better at least get plenty of kisses to make up for it.

 

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Suits: There’s just something about Jang Dong-gun’s presence that makes a production instantly feel like a movie the moment he’s on screen. The snazzy directorial style helps too, and I felt myself really enjoying the premiere despite knowing how the story is supposed to go. Plus, brooomance! I already love the snappy rapport between mentor Jang Dong-gun and young pup Park Hyung-shik, and the side characters—the badass secretary and petty rival lawyer with the pet goldfish—are making my day.

Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food: I’m still pretty early into this series, enjoying the goopy, sappy honeymoon phase of the developing romance. It makes me scared that the rug will be pulled out from under me with a sudden turn of angst, but for now I’m enjoying the show’s focus on the minutiae of a budding relationship.

 

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Suits: Kyaaah!!! So slick. Already loving the bromance between earnest genius Park Hyung-shik and polished veteran Jang Dong-gun. I really liked the American TV show when it first came out, so I was worried that the Korean version might not do it justice. However, it takes on the cool vibe of the original, and adds a Korean flair by pulling at the heartstrings with flashbacks of Korean Harvey’s (aka Jang Dong-gun) backstory in parallel with Korean Michael’s (Park Hyung-shik) present.

 

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You Who Forgot Poetry: Doctor Ye, can I give you some advice? Look at Bo-young closely and tell me if someone whose heart breaks daily for her patients is the kind of person who plays with a guy’s heart.

Tale of a Good Witch: I don’t like that Song Woo-jin is getting express-engaged to the wrong twin, but I’m glad that his heart is screaming protests non-stop when he’s with Do-hee. Hopefully, he can confirm the truth directly from Sun-hee and not anyone else. She needs to wake up and realize that letting your sister marry an innocent man for ambition is a Bad Deed, while saving that man from a loveless marriage is a Good Deed. (Marrying that man yourself is totally just a method of protecting him from evil people forever.)

My Husband Oh Jak-doo: I barely noticed the angst because Seung-joo still took care of Jak-doo even during their “separation”. In fact, I prefer this new setup a bit more. Seung-joo and Jak-doo can date outside and get to know each other again like normal people, she can take care of him the way he took care of her, and Jak-doo can continue to make Eric Cho suffer teach Eric how to make gayageum and be a better person in general. Eun-jo is on hold– I’m waiting for her to put a stop to the media circus now that she sees how much it’s hurting Jak-doo. No comment on the good-for-nothing brother who kicked Seung-joo out of her own house, because Apatheia.

 
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Nobody’s watching My Ahjussi? It’s so good!

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I think some of the minions are.
There seems to be a lot of people watching "My Ahjussi" in and outside of Korea. (6% is great).
I'm slow burning it and I'm grateful for the recaps that is going to be there while I'm trying to catch up.

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I started yest..marathoned...really nice..and now i know scarlet did not do justice to cute button..she is amazing here...she was good in hyoris..mister is d third time i m seeing her in..

Btw..i hope that loan shark son truly madly love her..like one true love even if it is one sided

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I was going to start it this week but real-life stuff got in the way. T___T It's a blessing in disguise because I heard there's a pre-emption and I don't wanna suffer like @regals waiting for the next episodes. >:D

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Pre emption.this week or coming week..is it supposed to air in second week of may?
How many channels r covering korea summitt..who talks at 10 pm to cover politics over drama :(

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Noooooo! *gasp of horror*
My Mister is so good and nearing the finale, how am I going to be able to bear the interruption due to pre emption??!!!

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They should extend it to 50 episodes to make up for the pre-emption imo. I'll even let them release more than 2 episodes a week to catch up.

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How understanding of you! kkkkk

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@mary, please hurry up and get on the My Ajusshi train.
I thought Lee Sun Kyun's performance in This Week My Wife Will Have an Affair was unbeatable, but he is outdoing himself here with Ajusshi. What an actor!

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It tops My Wife's Having a Long Title??? :O

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His character in My Wife was loud. But his acting in My Ahjussi is more subtle and yet more stirring. You should really watch it, for me it’s the best drama since Forest of Secrets. It has everything - from direction, cinematography, writing, music to acting.

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@aisling when you mentioned that it’s the best drama since the Forest of Secrets do you actually mean it? I mean if that’s the case now I start to feel like watching it.

Is the PD the Misaeng’s PD?

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My Ajusshi is my crack now. I will catch up Live pretty soon while waiting My mister airing. God, this is has been a good year for korean drama. Our Park Hae Young and Noh Hee Kyung are on fire! Not to mention drama Mother.

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Its funny, awhile ago I had posted the question "Does anyone know what the next big 'prestige drama' is for 2018?" The first three episodes of My Ajusshi had already aired and I had overlooked them. Oh, HERE'S the next big drama right under my nose!

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I was gonna ask the same thing. They are missing out on a great show.

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I am! It's great! However, since so many new dramas are not available in the United States (geez! how rude!) I'm only watching two kdramas right now...filling in with Nirvana In Fire2. Very disappointing that the US seems frozen out of so much kdrama watching.

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Beanies have convinced me to pick up My Ajusshi and Live. RIP, sleep.

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Really? My Ajusshi?

Maybe I should check it out...😉

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Am I in love with this show or what? It's ALWAYS on my mind. Probably gonna end up being my favorite Kim Won Suk drama (which is saying something, considering Signal and Misaeng's awesomeness). It's SO full of heart - it generates a whirlwind of emotions through me. A beautiful work of art.

P.S.: I can't seem to understand why beanies are so careful about their word choice for DH-JA's relationship. If you pay attention to the meaningful looks, and actions, (and slippers), you can't deny that they're soulmates.

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I am with you on this. Everything about DH and JA speak romance even without physicality. I just find some comments are too careful. Over at soompi (sorry I mentioned other site), it's obvious that majority already very clear in defining their feelings. So I sm going to stay bold and upfront about it that they like each other in romantic sense.

My Ajusshi is brilliant. Hands down the best ongoing drama. LSK and IU are fantastic, with so many heart fluttering moments even without touching. Now, that's what I called off the chart chemistry.

So I am surprised that it's not getting mentioned here.

Just like lollypip said... Words can't express how good the show is, you got to watch it yourself to understand the brilliance.

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AMEN, sister!

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If they end this drama with DH adopting JA as his little sister I’m going to puke. Romance is not a focus of this show but there’s clearly attraction between them.

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Nooooo..... Please don't. They had led us on up to this stage and that would be the ultimate betrayal. I don't see a "together" ending since DH is not a risk taker and it would be so out of character for him to make the drastic move but at least, I want a firm acknowledgement of their feelings for each other. Yep, I see romance between them - left right, front back, top and bottom.

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I also don’t see them getting together as a couple as the endgame. But a confirmation of their feelings or a goodbye kiss/hug before they part ways would be nice 😀

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Lol. I was camping at soompi and someone mentioned that LSK has not done any kiss scene since Pasta (2010). So, it's high time for him to do one for this drama, isn't it? I would die and go to heaven if they go that way 😍🤩😇

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It hasn’t been that long, he did have Kiss scenes in Miss Korea which was about 4 years ago 😀 But still, it’s been a long time?

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I went back and rewatched the first five episodes and I've got to say there was *no attraction* between them at all. DH was a bit frightened of JA. JA was a wolf circling DH trying to find a weak spot to go in for the kill. After episode 5 the mutual understanding started to kick in, but before that it was viewers projecting their own feeling onto the actors.

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Maybe there wasn't, initially. But have you rewatched the rest of the episodes? I see a clear progression of their non-romance romance.

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i got bored of it after a few episodes...

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My currently fav shows:

You Who Forgot Poetry
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So, I'm only watching A Poem a Day. And spending way too much time on the fanwall organizing island parties and poetry slams on OT. If you haven't seen the announcement and would like to join in the BEANIE POETRY SLAM see: http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/04/open-thread-549/#comment-3235556 It's open to all beanies.

Our Husband will have to wait because RL.
Grand Prince was doing great in ep. 16 and then, why sweeties, did you have to be so stupid?

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I only checked out a few episodes of Grand Prince (because of my love for Yoon Shi Yoon), but I'm so happy the drama is doing well with ratings at 4.188 for episode 16.

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Still have to watch ep 16... guess I'm behind again :P

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It's probably favourite episode to date, except for one small thing that I shan't spoil for you.

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Okay, I’ll catch up so I can watch the finale next week ~

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@wishfultoki is Grand Prince good? I really want to like it because of Yoon Shi Yoon but I can't get past the 2nd episode. Should i continue watching?

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I'll let you know next week if it's worth it. It's not a super exciting ride so far, but it is gaining momentum... slowly.

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I haven't actually got a chance to watch half of my shows this week, since I've spent half of the week in a hotel, but this is what I have managed to see:

You Who Forgot Poetry: It's just comfort food. Episode 10 went a little slow, but I stick around for the fantastic characters. I screamed a little when I realised Ha Seok-jin is making a cameo, I won't lie.

Grand Prince: Slowly, slowly getting up to speed.

The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop: I don't understand why every couple in this drama got an award EXCEPT Jo Yoon-hee and Lee Dong-gun. Their rapport is adorable and they have chemistry in spades. No wonder they got married!

The Last Week of Madame Jung: Beautiful. Similar premise to Mother, but different. I found it sweet, and Ra Miran was a triumph.

Hana Nochi Hare: YES. YES! I forgot how entertaining and surprisingly sweet at times this trashy romcom can be! The characters are basically the same people from the first series, if more forgettable, and some scenes were just rehashed from Hana Yori Dango completely. And I love it.

I'll watch Pretty Noona and Live when I get home, and update everyone later!

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Live: This show is wonderfully sensitive about sexually assault and rape, moreover it sends the right messages!

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Live ep 14 is among the best drama I’ve seen, placing front and centre two woman issues - sexual education/assaults and women taking the fall when things go wrong at workplace.

And these have been unfolded in a non-sensational manner. I can’t help compare how the same woman issues are treated here and in Misty. When watching the latter, one knows it is a dramatised version but in Live, it’s so matter of fact and ‘real life’ that the message is much more poignant and compellingly felt.

I was tearing up throughout ep 13 but ep 14, straight bawling. A big shout out to Jung Yoo-mi and Bae Jong-ok for their portrayal and writer Noh.

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I liked that the drama didn't underestimate the extent of Jeong-o's trauma, nor did it over-dramatize it (Missing You). She still functions like any other person, but can't forget. She can't control herself when she sees people like her, and I'm proud of her for that. I'm so glad Sang-su was firmly in the "I'll stand by you no matter what" camp after hearing her story. He's so sweet and supportive.

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Have 1000 upvotes because I couldn't agree with you more.

I think Live ep 14 is one of the best ways of portraying these issues in any drama I've seen anywhere. And I don't just mean kdrama. I loved how both women refused to be victims. Be it from office politics or from assault, they were going to deal with it. And survive.

Also, it also wasn't shown as a men vs women issue. It's decent people vs bad people. Both Jeong-o and Jang-mi have someone by their side who supports them and trusts them.

Cried ugly tears. Then cheered at the end of the Jang Mi scene.

It's...just...so...good.

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Very well-said, Cloggie. Another round of applause to Captain An Jang Mi for spitting the ugly truth to those gutless guys at the beginning of Ep 15!

And, great to see the support around her and Jeong O. Wonder what’s in store in Ep 16.

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Hi @frabbycrabsis. I find it very interesting that Ha Seok-jin is making a cameo on YOU WHO FORGOT POETRY/A POEM A DAY. I posted this on April 18, 2018 on What we're watching:

"In some ways Lee Joon-hyuk's Dr. Ye reminds me of Seo Woo-jin the character played by Ha Seok-jin in RADIANT OFFICE (2017). He certainly was not afraid to speak his mind.

Suggestion to Mr. Director. HSJ's actual age is 36 and LJH is 34. So perhaps HSJ could do a cameo as Dr. Ye's hyung.
Similar personalities.

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I loved ha seok jin's character in radiant office! No wonder I fell for Dr.Ye (tho Ye Je wook is more of a sweetheart then he lets on ♥️)

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The producers are the same as the ones from Drinking Solo (you're right in that his Radiant Office character can draw far more comparisons), so I figure that's why they grabbed him. I think the cameo will be used for the purpose of making Dr. Ye jealous.

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I did not watch DRINKING SOLO (2016) when it first aired. If you watched, what did you think of it?

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I really enjoyed it. The characters have the same charm as the You Who Forget Poetry ones - they're quirky and believable. Most people hated the male lead, but I couldn't help loving him for being written to such a hilarious extreme! Like Let's Eat, it's warm and comforting even during the melodramatic moments, a nice easy watch.

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It was really good. Far cuter than I expected. The actors all really killed their parts, even the supporting actors all turned in stand-out performances.

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Just out of curiosity, which numbers are you thinking of now?

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Yesss someone watching Hana Nochi Hare!

I also enjoy it and all its HanaDan repeating motifs but that's mostly because of the female lead, Sugisaki Hana. She's so adorable and natural as Oto, she's really carrying the show. But the lead guy, Hirano Sho, his acting is so bad, I want to cringe every time he speaks. He's no Matsujun.

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That's true about Oto. I didn't expect her to measure up to Inoue Mao - possibly the best actress to play the Makino Tsukushi role thus far - but I found her charming. And yes, the lead actor isn't great, but I can totally power through that and pretend it's just Haruto being all lame and clumsy like usual. XD

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She's really adorable, she looks like a baby Ishihara Satomi and yeah, 'successor to Tsukushi' is a HUGE pair of shoes to fill but she does it well.

I can also, by trying hard, mostly ignore how bad Hirano Sho's acting is for now but I don't feel any real chemistry between them. Mao and Matsujun had it right from their first moment onscreen, even when they hated each other and he was bullying her there was that scene where Tsukushi goes to him to get him to stop bullying her/apologise and he walks in this circle around her and I was almost disgusted at myself for how hot I found that haha. I just hope this drama finds a way to get around that and make this couple watchable (but seriously Hirano is so bad, like Suzy levels of bad acting).

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Hopefully, he'll improve over the course of the drama? So actors do. He might find out how to navigate his character a little better.

Isn't it funny how iconic the F4 were, when the C5 are so irrelevant and underdeveloped it's ridiculous??

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I really hope his acting gets better, if only for her sake! It's an old-school kind of story just like HYD, so even with the male lead's terrible behaviour there's a lot of potential for good chemistry between actors to show itself. I know jdramas don't do live shoots so hopefully they had time to work on his performance and improve it over the course of the drama. Otherwise it's Second Lead Syndrome again. Not as fierce as with Shun of course but then Matsujun actually had the acting skills and chemistry with Mao so there was an actual match there.

And it's true what you say, the C5 don't seem to have any personality beyond single traits or copies of F4 where applicable. Like 'blond ikebana Soujiro', 'analytical one', 'sporty one' and 'girl'. It's kind of sad as successors to F4 lol. Though it just makes me think these kids learned all the wrong lessons from the F4 example, to be conducting 'peasant hunt' and bullying people like the F4 did at first.

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You Who Forgot Poetry manages to get one genuine out-loud laugh out of me per episode. Which is pretty good, considering this is hardly Waikiki slapstick antics.

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I skim through Suits. Damn Jang Dong Gun is amazing. Park Hyung Sik light up the screen as well. However the females dont up to the original, Donna and Jessica are the strong act to follow - may be the spend all the budget on the male leads already.

My favorite is My Mister. I skim though pretty noona because its really not much about storyline.

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OMG I came here to voice the EXACT same thing lol!

Jang Dong Gun is perfectly cast as Harvey Specter. So dashing and charming, but crafty and mischievous. Park Hyung Sik is versatile and suits the role. I'm equally disappointed in the female choices. I feel like Han Chae-Ah, Honey or Seo Ji-Hye would've been better choices for Donna's character. Kang So-Ra should've played Rachel. I'm not familiar with the actress playing Jessica, so I'll have to watch her performance first. I only watched the American Suits because of the Korea re-make, but I think I'm going to stop watching any originals until I watch the re-make first. The original always seems to be better somehow.

Yes, My Mister!! I just love that drama to bits. What will I watch when that drama ends?!

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Ya Honey Lee would be a perfect Donna. One thing annoy me Donna is perfect from head to toe, she is a perfectionist but the actress doesnt even have a perfect hair, her coloring is all over places. Donna is someone that on same level with Harvey, she has her special aura. The female leads are the half of what made Suits what it is. There is no Suits without Donna.

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Completely agree and Donna had a lot of screen time so we could see her awesomeness. I don't know if it's because it's a 16 episode show but I hope they don't cut too much out. I think I'm going to wait a little to see but PHS as Mike is my favorite😍. I do hope they give all the ladies more screen time. The original has Jessica, Donna and Rachel as pretty impressive ladies.

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Yes! The female leads are completely watered down versions of the originals when they should really be equally as powerful and colorful as the guys! Perfectionism and sass are Donna's defining character traits, and they're completely missing in the K-version. Harvey would not be who he is without Donna. If they were a person, Harvey would be the arms and Donna no doubt, would be the legs. Sure, it's a re-make and there will be differences, but don't diminish the power of the ladies!

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It's interesting that you grouped Han Chae Ah, Honey Lee and Seo Ji Hye in one sentence because I've always found them to be similar, as well. Not that I can't tell who's who but they just remind me of each other.

And yes, I agree, would have loved to see them play Donna instead, especially Seo Ji Hye or Honey Lee!

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I like all three! They have similar vibes, and they're beautiful and sophisticated, but can play characters that are unconventional.

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**Drama
*A poem a day e9-10 : healing time for broken heart BoYoung ended up : with RIP 🐊 & MinHo talking a selfie of pretty BoYoung who's looking at pretty fireworks 🤗 , anyway I love this college friends trio , Nam Woo & Joo Young were like kids and MinHo like their father 😆
**K-shows
*I live alone E241 : so Waikiki ended but Lee Si Eon and his car were like Lee Jun Ki and Rebecca 😆 , the models MT was funny too :)
*Hyori Homestay S2E12 : a foreigner and bikers, wow spring season started strong, as usual 🤗😌😊💝
*1n2d E212: Kim JunHo’s prank camera special part 2 😌🤗! 1n2d family :) !

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@mary! My feelings exactly for both Good Witch and The ever so lovely couple that Jak-doo and Seung-joo are becoming. They were already wonderful, but watching them always step up for each other really warms my heart. ❤️

My Ajusshi continues to be a soul searching, heartfelt, incredible show. If you are not watching it, I hope that you will asap. It makes me breathless.

I'm on the 6th episode of You Who Forgot Poetry, so I am sneaking around the outskirts of the Neutrals island party. Check out the Beanies page and if you refresh it a few times, you will feel the ocean breezes and you might be given a mango drink to sip while listening to the amazing music.

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welcome to Poetry club and i am trying to tempt you to join Ye Liner ship (which i guess will happen by the time you'll reach 10 epi end).
so we are here to welcome you to the ship with lots of ye therepy session just shout out our name whenever you are ready.

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I am intrigued by your 50 slings therapy. But for the moment I'm just not sure. Ship? Island? Ship? Island?

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Rukia Rukia Kim Rukia..(kim dae bang style)
take your time and most n foremost enjoy the drama before deciding ship or island. i did the same. i watched 10 episode with an open mind that ill join whatmy heart wil say and i did so.
and you'll get your path then...

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Try a Duct Tape. It's the cocktail of choice for the Island of Neutrality . And if you're feeling a bit partied-off come join us on Alligator Beach at the back of the island.

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When is the wake for Alligator-nim? The Ye Line and BoHo ships will cease non-existent hostilities to pay respect to Alligator-nim.

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Alligator-nim is fine! He washed up on my beach and I've adopted him. He sleeps in my tug and eats fish and is surprisingly soft and cuddly.

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Be careful, it has a tendency to fall off and crawl away at opportune moments, trying to find a way to its Master.


Ash alligator durbatulûk, ash alligator gimbatul,
Ash alligator thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

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You Who Forgot Poetry : I like it. It's very fun. It's hard to choose one male character for Bo Young. Dr Ye is almost perfect for her but in the same time, she's not very herself with him and she idealizes him so much, I wonder if a normal relationship could be possible. Min Ho was a jerk with her but I can understand that the way she loves someone can be hard to bear sometimes (like the way she cleans things...) so now he can see her caring side without the excess, I think it's cute to see him falling in love with her and cheering her up.

Oh Man Soo : I think it would be better if they start the production of a drama with all the plot of the story and how it will evolue and not only of an idea like " Oh I want to writte about a magic tree and I'll see for the details furing the filming"... Because the actors had a nice chemistry but the writting was bad...

My Mister : This drama is very great. Now we know for sure the feelings of Ji Ah, I'm really curious about his feelings.

Switch : I like when they set up bad guys but I don't really care about the true plot...

Live : It's a really interesting drama. All the casting is great. But I don't really like the possessive side of the character of Lee Kwang Soo, I feel like watching a teenager trying to seduce and not an adult. I understand that korean girls like this side in men, but I really don't.

Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food : I love it ! So romantic :D

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You Who Forgot Poetry : Regarding Dr. Ye, I read "idolizes" instead of "idealizes," but Bo Young does both. Regarding Min Ho, Bo Young's love can be overbearing. His "I only said that because I had nothing else to say" was #relatable, but Bo Young took it to the extreme and gave him poetry every day.

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That's what I don't like about Bo-young's character!! The writer wrote the female lead too clingy and naive and I can't stand it.

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I decided to drop Switch then changed my mind and started watching it again this week. I got about 10 minutes and the writers tried to convince me that Baek Joon-soo had sold them out to get his job back. The thought of watching for two hours only to get the BIG REVEAL that he and Sa Do-chan were in cahoots seemed painful so I stopped again. The leads are having a ball but the writing just isn't that great.

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watching Cdrama A Love So Beautiful. It really gives off an It Started With A Kiss vibes.

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I love A Love so Beautiful! I didn’t see it started with a kiss, but I’ll have to put it on my watch list if it’s similar. The leads really make this show a stand out!

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Yes try to watch It Started with a kiss it's one of the best twdrama for me.

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I really like A Love So Beautiful when they are young, for the adult part, I feel like the female lead forgets to grow up. But it was a nice drama. And the actress will be in a new version of Meteor Garden that seems promising :)

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This was a busy week for me (and next week will be as well) but I managed to catch up with my shows still! Dramas can’t fall by the wayside, no matter how busy I am!

My Ajusshi was amazing this week. It’s always amazing, but these episodes were especially so. I admit that I am not quite as interested in Dong-hoon’s family as I am in our main character’s story, but I understand the importance they play in Dong-hoon’s life. I actually felt for Yoon-hee this week, which was something I didn’t think would happen. I don’t condone her actions, of course, but I can understand her feelings to a degree. That whole scene between her and Dong-hoon was so heartbreaking on so many levels. And Ji-an! She is one of the strongest, smartest characters I’ve ever come across in dramaland and is definitely nearing the top of my favorite characters list. We’re blessed to have such a compelling heroine. The scene with Dong-hoon’s friends walking her back to her house was beautiful, as was the scene with her running for the subway with the others who worked overtime.

You Who Forgot Poetry is delightful as ever! I wrote my thoughts on the weecap already but this show never fails to make me laugh. I think this is the first time since BTLIOF where I find myself hitting the rewind button over and over again to rewatch the hilarious scenes. It takes me an absurdly long time to finish an episode because of that! Bo-young is the bright spot of my week and I’m falling for Lee Yoo-bi. She’s hitting it out of the park in this role! I’m also loving Shin Jae-ha and I am praying for him to get a lead role sometime soon.

So many other shows airing that I don’t have time to check out (Live, Pretty Noona, Suits) and so many upcoming ones that I’m really looking forward to (Greasy Melo, About Time, Are You Human Too). I don’t envision myself falling into a drama slump any time soon! Dramaland has been on a roll for months now and I’m loving it.

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Have you given Unnatural any more thought? I wrote a review of it the other day, which brought back all the feels! TT.TT

(I'm also looking forward to Greasy Melo. With great actors and a great writer, what could go wrong?)

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Unnatural is downloaded and ready to go when I find the time! I wasn’t even able to finish Imaginary Cat yet because I’ve been so busy, but after this upcoming week I’ll have more time!

I haven’t seen any of Greasy Melo’s writer’s previous works, but I love the cast and the concept (fooooood!) so I’m really looking forward to it!

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Oh really? My favourite of her works is totally Miss Korea, but Jealousy Incarnate is also good. And you're right, if I don't get some Let's Eat levels of tasty looking food, I'll be sorely disappointed! XD

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Both of those shows are on my to-watch list! I just need to get around to them. Jealousy Incarnate will probably be first because I love that cast.

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Part time DJ at the Island whilst I'm dying to start YWFP...
🎉🎊🎵🎶🍸🍺🍻🍷🍹🍶☕🎶🎵🎊🎉

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You haven't started it either yet?

I'm the Island nurse and baker, waiting for them to discover my secret... (gosh this is turning into a kdrama online)

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I'm holding off on kdramas until my final defense on May 5th.But since I'm on DB for my study AND work breaks like Joo Young Joo Young I get to watch YWFP over the Beanie wall

I tried hiding somewhere near the Alligator Beach with my rum&coke but @wishfultoki & @ally-le coaxed me out 😉

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Of course we did! Will you do some tequila shots after your defense? I’m sure we’ll get an island celebration together just for that!

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Yes to celebrations. But no tequila shots for me, allergic in real life..i know it's Cinco de Mayo and no tequila,what a crime!

still wondering out of all alcoholic drinks I've tried, I just have allergic reactions to tequila

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Welcome back @javabeans. :) Good to know you are somewhere around!

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I'm watching both APAD and Live and I really wished I wasn't. There are obvious parralels between these two workplace-set slice-of-life dramas (including the shape of the love triangles) and it makes me draw comparisons that aren't fair because the shows are very different.

However, where Live wins for me is with the depth of the writing of side-characters. For example, APAD's slacker Dr Park is annoying because he doesn't do any work during working hours. Live's slacker' Nam-Il works hard but cannot do any of the voluntary overtime.
And yes, when Sang-su told Yeong-o that he was proud of her, I cried ugly tears.

So anybody in the US sad you can't watch it - maybe it's a blessing in disguise that you can marathon the whole thing in one go, after APAD has finished! Just imagine APAD with an added edge of harsh realism.

I'm also watching Switch which is still fun, and am finishing up Should We Kiss First - thanks to the Beanies who said the ending is good.

Then I've fallen behind with other shows and I might pick them back up at some point...

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Agree. I want to hate on Nam Il, but we can totally understand his point of view. He's not really a slacker like Dr Park, it's just that he needs to help his pregnant wife. I feel bad for him that the others misunderstood him when he's just doing his best for his family. That's Live charm. Super good writing.

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I gave up on Switch when the shady political intrigue came into the picture. Is that engaging? Because it gave me Doubtful Victory shudders, so I ran for the hills! XD

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I ran away from Switch as soon as there is a sign of dramatic switch to makjang territory LOL

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I think it's not taking itself too seriously and that's why it's still fun. Even when there's shady political intrigue, it's all on the 'silly' side of reality and doesn't pretend to be anything else.

Every episode I'm concerned that this time they'll get the tone wrong and forget it's supposed to be light and a bit funny, and so far they've stayed on the right side of that line for me.

Plus I just love Han Ye Ri and Jang Geun Suk together. I'll keep watching for a few more moments of Oh Ha-Ra and San Do-Chan beat the baddies with dubious methods

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I am not watching anything due to exams but during my long breaks I watch happy together. This variety show is hoot, good at giving you more energy to study honestly. After you laugh away your stress, you get pumped up to study more. I recommend it to other beanies that have exams.....

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Evergreen: Finished & forgotten.
The Great Seducer: Sigh, Se-joo. He used to be my favorite character but what he did this week is not something a friend would do to someone they consider friend. One more week & the drama is done, thank goodness! It’s hard being WDH’s fan, seriously.
Switch: It’s nice to see Prosecutor Baek Joon-soo smile, & I felt bad for doubting him but he’s still an ass. :D*
A Poem A Day: Still my favorite show. Woo Bo-young is one of the sweetest & most selfless heroines I’ve ever seen in dramaland. She is just awesome. ^^I’m proud of Min-ho this week, looking forward to his confession next week. RIP Alligator couple. :(*
Live: I love Kwangsu this week but my Bubble couple is slowly drifting apart. :(
Empress Ki: Why didn’t I watch this drama before??? I’m falling for Ji Chang-wook all over again! 😍
Our Times: I watched this Taiwanese movie after I saw Mary’s post in the fanwall. I loved the movie but I would have loved it more if confession & proper goodbyes happened before he left. Ugh! At least I saw Jerry Yan & his dimples. ^^ Oh, and thank you, @mary! <3

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Re: Live: From the moment Hye-ri said that Yeong-o would end up with Sang-su because he made her laugh, I knew the Bubble Couple was doomed for failure!

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Re: The Great Seducer: I was actually glad it was Se Joo and not Soo Ji. I fully expected Soo Ji to blurt out their bet as Shi Hyun and Tae Hee walked away from her in the parking garage... but she chose to run them over instead.

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Watched the first episode of Suits this week. I was falling asleep until Park Hyung Sik showed up on screen 😍and then the hour just FLEW BY!

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That music when Park Hyung Sik strutted through the bar -- what an introduction.

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1. My Ahjussi - continue to be awesome, totally the drama of my life

2. Mystery Queen 2 - finally watched the finale and I was left feeling like the end of season 1, which was.."is that the ending..?!" Sigh. I am however, still in love with Detective not-so-grumpy-anymore and Ahjumma. They're the best thing that came out of the series.

3. Live - awesome and stellar acting all around. When they pulled the plug on halmoni, and some of the guys from the station were there giving their final greet, I was bawling.

4. A Poem A Day - oh Dr Ye..please pull me back into your ship because Min Ho and his puppy eyes is tempting me.

5. Drinking Solo - I'm watching this because of APAD, although I'm still at the early stage. Not invested in it as much, yet, but I'm praying for it to be good.

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*pulling you back to Ye Line ship by sharing my fan wall full of Ye Love*

http://www.dramabeans.com/members/kdramaswimmer

come have some ye fun...

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I just scrolled down your wall..LOL. It was full of Ye-images. Haha. He's a fine specimen of a man, indeed. I strongly believe I'll be back on his ship next week when he finally realize his feelings. =) Aw, my heart would break for puppy eyes Min Ho..

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hehehe he is one specimen that god would hav broken his die after making him. he is one and only one.
please be back to the ship *still clutching my heart to brace it from any heartbreak*
we would love have you onboard
@feenah9895 @egads do we have place available on Ye Line ship ?

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The Ye Line can always take on more passengers. I like to hang out in librarye pretending to do my work, or you can lounge on the deck and watch the fireworks and Kpopalooza happening on Neutral Island.

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@egads
great... yes today view of Island gonna be beautiful.. they will have hv fun and we will enjoy that.
gosh m still looking at Ye Beauty on our ship. do we have big screen to look at Dr. Ye's beauty just as he fell for BY ???

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@kdramaswimmer There is, of course, the Imax theater on board which plays Dr. Ye's swooniest scenes on a perpetual loop. Additionally the ship has many interactive screens scattered about so you can find at a moments notice your favorite Dr Ye and Bo-young pictures or videos.

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@egads
thabk for the details abt screen and imax. its gonna be fun being ln ship..

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Just give in to the puppy eyes. And warm coats. And caring friendship.

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and changing minds the moment the matter concerns Bo Young. Haha. He totally wears his heart on his sleeve..

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As she does all the time! This is why they would be good together. See? See?

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I'm secretly enjoying how both ships try to recruit you @mrsdimple. If it's too hard to choose come over to the Island of Neutrality (or are you there already? sorry, a lot of people have recently arrived and I can't keep track anymore!) We are partying hard right now on the fanwall.

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@wishfultoki I have an official job on the MinHoYoung and am very proud of my employee pass and title sign for my desk. http://www.dramabeans.com/members/letseatcookies/activity/440921/

*superstitiuously thinks that the more beanies are on the ship the more likely it is to sail* #saillittleship

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Hehe @cloggie, I know you are firmly on one ship.. I was trying to lure mrsdimple towards our island. (thanks for that link, I was wondering who was the crew of #saillittleshipsail).

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I'm with you on the Island of Neutrality, @wishfultoki.

*swishes a plain flag*

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I adored Drinking Solo. In the sum of its parts, it sounds a little boring (the recaps turned me off at first), but I thought it worked so well in execution!

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Don't give up on Drinking Solo! It is worth it for the student trio!

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@yayabean I'm loving Kibum's satoori the most so far~
he's good!

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He was my favorite too!

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Ti-ru-ri

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1. My Ahjussi
2. A Poem A Day
3. Switch
4. Good Witch

and as of now m blown away by Dr. Ye and his yeauty. I really cant think anything else for last 4 days and just spamming abt him
@mary i loved ur advice for Dr. Ye. he does need to think more abt BY and her way if loving.

My Ahjusii... there is nothing abt this drama thats not perfect. though i haven't watched this week's episode cause m already emotionally vulnerable with my change in work place so thought to postpone it till i get back to my careless self.

Switch.. smart intelligent zippy drama which keeps you on your toes.... loving it so far.

Good Witch on hold so far. will marathon it once its finished, i am really lack of time due to my obsession with Dr. Ye......

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Thank you for choosing Bo Young again for this week's WWW picture. She's the best female rom com character I've seen in ages. In this scene, I was like "Why is she stuffing herself in the face?" and when she revealed the reason, I went "Awwwww...."

This was a very rough week for me. I thought I wouldn't be in a state of mind to watch anything. In the end, APAD proved to be a balm for my soul. I thought I'd be too depressed to watch My Ajusshi but strangely, I could and enjoyed it not a bit less.

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APAD help me feel better in one of the most gloomiest time of my life and i had so much fun watching it that i forgot what all was not right with me.
Still not in a state to look for Ajussi last episode but ill get back to it in next 2 days.

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Nowadays, I'm watching two dramas which have my heart in different ways.
A Poem A Day (10/16) : I'm so in love with that one that I keep replaying some scenes and trying to convince some friends who aren't watching K-Dramas to watch it lol
My heart was totally broken this week 💔 for Bo-Young, she is my precious girl, I love her so much ! During the episode 10, I wanted to give her a hug to comfort her... I'm not going to hide it, I have fallen in love with Ye since the cotton candy scene, so seeing both of them so sad was so painful.. By the way, they finally let us see Ye's feelings ! Otherwise, I'm glad Min-Ho is not a jerk anymore to Bo-Young ! I like he has grown up ! Fortunately, Nam-Woo is here to make us laugh this week, with the imaginary scenes with Bo-Young, the songs to tease Min-Ho, his bromance with Joo-Yong. Nevertheless, I feel sad for him with the loss of his 🐊..
Mother (13/16) : I love how the show depicts relationships mother-daughter. Without spoiling, I was a mess at the end of episode 13...

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Ohhh my, Mother is soooooooo freaking good. For me, the best drama of all..simply the best, period.

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A poem a day
This week is the prelude for scrumptious week ahead, I believe? Because I cant wait to see dr.Ye's blood boil of jealousy, or perhaps, looking so lost weighing: Should I? Shouldn't I? Should I? Shouldn't I?

Suits
Not watching the earlier version has its perks.

Good witch
Pilot Song is the most delicate man in the world indeed, being able to feel such subtlety. So adorable that that alone made him visit the yoga room like visiting the toilet when you have stomach problem. Hahaha.

Pretty noona
Still 1 ep behind, but I wont give up!
It was so relieving for me when she finally told someone in her family that Joon Hee is her bf.

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didnt dr. ye look hot with his blood boiling with jealousy..????

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I know that you guys put so much hard work into DB but why the frequency of posts has decreased so much these days that we usually get only 1 post a day 😔 I miss the days when DB was full of dramas dramas and more dramas.

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I liked both Suits Korea and Suits USA. Can't help but feel though that the bromance in Suits Korea lacked the humor that Suits USA had, but maybe that's just a cultural thing. Anyway, eager to see how the rest of the Suits Korea episodes unfold. 🙂

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Poetry: Woo, give Ye a chance. Ye, wake up fool, don’t lose to chaebol heir guy.
My Ajusshi: Director, writer and cast doing a wonderful job.
Live: Love the cops, all characters are engaged, no fluff roles.
J drama Hokuto: Bleak as hell but still good.
J drama Peter no Soretsu
J drama Yami no Bansosha

I managed to get the wife to watch Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Yay PMY !

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yes... Dr. ye has to step up his game to make BY fall in his arms (not just shoulders)...

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I believe once Dr Ye gathers his wits together his game will be strong. I mean, the man was super swoony without even trying to woo our Bo-young. Finding a literary museum is a mad romantic move, so I look forward to what a jealous and maybe slightly insecure Ye will do to get the girl.

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absolutely agree.. he wasn't doing anything and still was swoonworthy. and cant imagine when he will actually do things to sweep BY in his arms how SWOONY that would be...

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I'm looking forward to how SWOON-YE it will be

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Me toooooo

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*starting daydreaming like Bo-Young 😍*

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daydreaming with you

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@johnb, I totally concur on LIVE. Great characters, solid writing, and unflagging realism. I can't believe the finale is tomorrow. But we won't get subtitles til next Friday. I may marathon it on Netflix.

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Finale !?! Aw shoot. I’d like to see a Season2 with the rookies no longer greenhorns. I enjoy the characters, the writer has provided us good insight into them.

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I don't think it's the Finale next week. Netflix indicates that there are at least 18 episodes (I thought it was 20...)

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@johnb, @cloggie, @egads,

I just checked DramaWiki, which currently lists LIVE as 16 episodes, which jibes with DB's Premiere Watch. AsianWiki doesn't give an episode count.

That's a great idea! Have season #2 showing the rookies past probation and working in their chosen fields. I like that a lot. There would be turnover, but that's to be expected as seniors retire. And for colleagues who have moved on to other assignments, there would be the requisite soju sessions with the old gang. ;-)

One of the themes that I've particularly appreciated in LIVE is that of wounded heroes whose personal experiences inform their work. When I think of the firestorm set off by Jung-o's opinions voiced at the parent-teacher meeting, it occurs to me that it might have functioned better as an online editorial by an anonymous police officer who explains how she only too frequently encounters youngsters in situations that are identical to her own traumatic experiences.

I was suddenly reminded of Honolulu police officer Anelle Amaral who gave excellent public talks on self-defense for women shortly after I moved there in the early 1980s. I've never forgotten her advice on situational awareness.

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Oh, wow, it is coming to an end. I feel like I've just gotten to really know the characters and their backstories. The realism of Live is spectacular, and they have brought forward some tough issues to be addressed. And they did it without being pedantic, but instead illustrated the real consequences for both individuals and society.

@johnb I'd like to see a Season 2 also with the rookies settling in as full fledged officers.

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Also watching Noona. I think they went a bit too far making the Ex a psycho bent on crashing the car🙄 . Enough with the Ex already. Still concerned about Dr. Ye’s Ex, [ JAWS Theme ]🦈 , lurking near the Woo/Ye ship.

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I love how Dramaland ex's always think the main character isn't in their right mind when - for SOME reason - they don't hop at the chance to get back to together!

*sends a loaded look at Wolgyesu*

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The Return of the Evil Ex ! I hate that trope, lol.

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..the wife..

Haha!

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Park Min-young/Kim Yoon-shik was lovely in Sungkyunkwan. Nerdy heroine FTW!

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I love her in this. It’s fun to rewatch it after all these years.

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I know she probably has boring or dud shows, but somehow I only saw 4 of hers and I loved her in all of them! (City Hunter, Sungkyunkwan, Healer, and 7 Day Queen)

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Also watching J drama version of Signal. It’s okay, the K version is much better.

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U remember not being able to eat as I watched hot UK episode one.... Its one of the few dramas that had me thinking about it for days....

To me it's a jdrama at its best... Slow and boring but captivating and thought provoking when you give it a chance...

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I'm watching too many dramas these days that I'm putting a pause to some. Namely, Oh Jak Doo and Pretty Noona but I might be able to catch up since no new eps for My Ahjussi this coming week.

Switch Still haven't watched the latest 3 episodes but I do hope that the two boys are planning this together.

My Ahjussi Ji-an continues to break my heart and I'm loving the selfish-type Dong-hoon. One wish is to see Ji-an in the Jung-hee bar.

A Poem A Day Oh my dear Dr Ye, get a grip. Realize that you're slowly falling for Bo-young and you need to make amends.STAT.

Live I came late to the party but are the subs slow? I watched Ep 13 raw, cried my heart out, watched it again with subs, cried my heart out.

Suits I've watched a few seasons of the original so my expectations were a little high. I found myself a little disappointed at the women's interpretations. But we're still on the first week so maybe it'll improve as we go along.

I've never watched this many dramas in a long time so it's a little bit exhausting. However, I find myself looking for new dramas despite being behind on some.

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Netflix brings out subs for 2 eps of Live every Friday, when the 'other' sites pick it up. Have you not seen ep 14 yet? That made me cry so much (just to warn you).

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Ah no wonder. Thanks!

I was about to watch it but the party started xD so I'll probably watch it tomorrow as it's already late here >.<

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Sorry to take up your drama watching time! Can we watch it on the big screens?

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