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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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Busted: This is a Netflix-only show, which limits its viewability, but worth a watch if you’re on Netflix. The games and mini-missions feel super familiar for anyone who loves variety like Running Man, 1 Night 2 Days, or the old-school classic X Man, but Busted impressed me the first episode with the degree of planning and execution they went through to create incredibly elaborate puzzles and mazes. I died laughing in the water balloon segment that nearly drowned Yoo Yeon-seok and Kwang-soo, and came away with additional love for Park Min-young, who’s one of the sharper tacks in the bunch. I’m expecting the games to settle down as we go, but I’ll be back for Yoo Jae-suk, the crew, and their gently ribbing camaraderie.

 

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Greasy Melo: It’s as weird and funny as I’ve come to expect from this writer, maybe EVEN weirder, but I think that’s the Jang Hyuk factor. The opening episodes were a little hard to follow at times, with so many characters and just a string of vignettes loosely strung together, but that’s nothing new. I think it’ll take a few episodes to really get invested, because right now it’s just funny farce and food porn (so much foooooood). Jung Ryeo-won is just right for this kind of comedy, though, so I expect her to make it easy to get invested in her character.

 

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Tale of a Good Witch: I can’t believe I finished this show while falling behind on Jak-doo, but Good Witch had a couple of things going for it that saved it from lagging: Lee Da-hae acting like an evil stepsister to Cinderella Da-hae, makjang twists that become ridiculously funny at 1.2x speed, and a shorter episode count. There’s almost no filler to speak of. In fact, the ending left me wanting more filler. I love-hated these people for the past twenty episodes, couldn’t they show us more of Tae-ri being punished? Mom and Oh Byung-pan being awkward around each other? Tae-yang bromancing his hyung after hating him for years? The wedding scene was sweet, but it felt like we didn’t get enough of Woo-jin and Sun-hee being lovey-dovey, and I wish we had a couple more minutes of Sun-hee using her brand new Spine of Righteousness.

You Who Forgot Poetry: This show turns me into a bad person who laughs at a snail-biking ex-chaebol who lost his treasured shirt connecting him to his happy past and can’t reunite with his first love because they both need more part-time jobs. I’m sorry for laughing at Nam-woo’s suffering and wish the writer would stop making Min-ho sink further into nope-guy territory, give him the character growth we all want him to have, and spare some thought to making Nam-woo happy. It’s not that hard. All you need is an alligator shirt.

Live: I’m so used to OCN cop shows where an angry guy with a traumatic past can take down a dozen thugs that it scares me how Live’s universe is populated by vulnerable people. Like why are they put in danger by one colleague slacking off and adding an extra call to everyone’s workload? Why does a cop get incapacitated by just a couple of kicks from some kids? Why does it take seven traumatised cops to subdue a crazy man with a gun? Why does Jeong-oh have to apologize for educating parents on the dangers of sexual assault– just so she can get to stay at the job AND keep protecting their children from said assault? It’s all so unfair and real. Are we sure this isn’t a documentary?

 

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Miracle That We Met: The spirit of chef Hyun-cheol may be in a different body, but what hasn’t changed is how he cares for those closest to him. That now includes Hye-jin and her children, which only makes his impossible situation more complicated. I find myself wondering who will take care of Hyun-cheol, who finds himself between two very different wives. Kim Hyun-joo has made quite an impression as the love-deprived Hye-jin whose heart has been touched by her post-accident husband. As she recalls happier days with her Hyun-cheol in scenes with Kim Myung-min, I can’t tell if she’s falling in love with the new version or grieving her late husband. It’s this ambiguity that gives the romantic triangle its tension and keeps me conflicted about which wife cares the most for the “new” Hyun-cheol. I can’t wait to see how this dilemma is resolved but it’s sure to be bittersweet.

You Who Forgot Poetry: It was so hard to see Min-ho lash out this week even though he was angry at himself for realizing too late how he felt about Bo-young. What I’m hoping is that the loss leads to personal growth for Min-ho who needs to learn how to respect Bo-young and her decisions.

My Husband Oh Jak-doo: Finally, Jak-doo has taken matters into his own hands and is headed back to the country! He and Seung-joo are at their best together on their mountain and I’m looking forward to seeing their love story continue in that setting. It’s the jolt that the drama needed because as much as I enjoy Eric in Seoul, the romance between Seung-joo and Jak-doo is the reason that I come back week after week.

Suits: There are so many strong egos to deal with in this drama, which is what keeps Yeon-woo on his toes. I was disappointed in Ji-na’s petty behavior over a misunderstanding because it hurts me to see Yeon-woo suffer even more when he’s just trying to survive. The good news is that it looks like Kang-seok is warming up to his assistant, who may finally have someone in his corner.

 
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A Poem a Day: RIP character development. The good news is: there are only 2 eps left.

Greasy Melo: It's both weird and fun, with a good mix of hilarity and sadness. Maybe because they were still trying to lay out the setup, everything felt a bit messy with tons of quirky characters that might or might not be meeting each other at some point. But I'm definitely in love with it already.

My Ajusshi: I have no words for this drama. One of the best penultimate eps I've watched and I'm still drowning in feelings after that last scene.

My Husband Oh Jak-doo: Yes, all these latest conflicts felt so contrived, but it was still satisfying watching Jak-doo easily undermined it all. Also, our adorable and lovely couple is finally back, with their odd friendship with Eric growing even stronger. Spending the next few eps at their mountain home sounds like a good plan.

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Your news about mountain-living and Eric being the couple's beppu made me want to go catch up with Jak-doo.

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Go watch it, mary. It seems like we are finally completely free from the noble idiocy claws this week.

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Ep 20 was aggravating but ep 21 was really satisfying again :)

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I feel like there haven't been a lot of dramas recently that hold my interest, but I'm still in love with My Husband Oh Jak Doo! They're so cute together and I really like the pacing of the show. I think some people were complaining about it becoming too makjang, but I've definitely seen some crazier things happen in kdramas.
I hope there are some really refreshing kdramas premiering this summer. Looking forward to watching more!

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@tmohiud—Can you describe one or two examples of especially crazy makjang scenarios you've seen in Kdrama? (I've only been watching since Aug. 2016).

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Busted is quite cringey.. you can see the money put in.. but at the end of the day acting and script is so poor..

Its like the couldn't decide what they wanted to be.. this could have been an opulent version of crime scene.. or they should have decided it to be a detective series...but it is just chaos.. maybe later episodes will be better

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I was so excited for busted because ive been desperate for a crime scene fix. But i couldnt finish the first ep bc it was kinda cringy. I like the cast but i probably should really(reaaallly) lower my expectations.

I think they were going for a drama-variety hybrid a la Producers(??). But it felt a tad too scripted for a variety and too silly for a drama. I do hope it gets better but isnt it preproduced?

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It's some how both overly-scripted and kind of random and difficult to follow, which really shouldn't happen at the same time. I think what's particularly jarring is it's never quite clear whether the cast is finding clues and solving the puzzles on their own, or whether that's part of the script. So the episodes end up being neither one thing nor the other—it should be clear either that the cast is doing the deducing themselves, or that they're just acting out how they've been directed to discover things. It's really disappointing, I was hoping this would go well because I'd love to see Netflix venture more into K-variety, but…this ain't it.

Maybe YG's sitcom/variety blend for Netflix will be better XD

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I thought the awkwardness of the 1st eps would fade after they settle into their role. But eps 2 is even more cringey, especially with the forced deduction. Actually, watching it just made me miss Crime Scene even more. Will we get another season soon??

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i know.. makes me appreciate crime scene so much more :)

i think netflix just wanted to cash in on RM hype.. so staffed the two main guys.. and then other popular faces.. i am just sad that the cast (atleast YJS and KS because their brand value is also associated with this.. audience trusts them that they will pick good projects) .. did not pay more attention to overall format

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i don't think it plays like a drama at all??? it's a variety show through-and-through and DEFINITELY not like 'the producers', which is 100% acted. busted writers definitely SET the premise but our members, despite 'acting' out their detective roles, still have to find the clues and solve the cases on their own, as real people. i think you guys just expected something else and are disappointed. i, like javabeans, am enjoying the hell outta it. it's witty, fun, and a great mix of acting and real life.

sometimes the acting simply reminds me of running man mystery/crime episodes... the members are totally in their role, yet the audience knows its fake. it's not cringey for me at all.

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i mean its scripted to the level where KWS has to forget his phone and look for a payphone.. (because cameras are already installed inside the phone booth)

so many more cases..

its out an out scripted..including when to laugh and when not to

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It's not my cup of tea either. I don't find it funny at all. I've watched 3 episodes. There are some funny moments but even the worst episodes of Running man has more funny moments than this show. It's not real variety, not real drama and too much scripted. They are completely guided with some games in between. For example the dance scene in episode 3: I didn't find it funny at all because I've directly the feeling and I know this is completely scripted. I really expected more of this show. I will stop watching.

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Greasy Melo My love is quick, deep and strong. Such love is rarely lasting but I have high hopes this time. Bring me some greasy, homespun jajangmyeon and don't break my heart.

You Who Forgot Poetry I'm all about my delightful pet alligator and umbrella drinks these days. Oh, and the popcorn for the shipwrecks.

My Ahjussi At Episode 14, this is an ode to kindness and I love that about it. So many shows are about a person's kindness being their weakness, but this is about a man whose kindness is his salvation. I love that message. No romance, please.

My Husband Oh Jak-doo It's a kimchi slap away from full makjang at this point but with only four episodes left I guess I'll stick it out.

Pretty Noona The Mum has driven me away like an inadequate suitor. I'll be back next week.

SOTUS No matter how endlessly dissatisfying I find Thai BL I still find myself watching it. This was boring and the main OTP shallow. Bring on What The Duck Season 2.

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re: SOTUS, I've never been much of a fan of Thai BLs. I've found Korean and Taiwanese BLs to be the best of the bunch. Have you seen Long Time No See and HIStory2: Crossing the Line and Right or Wrong?

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Woops! I knew I spoke to someone about it before, but I forgot it was you.

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Gwenchana. It's a bit depressing that several months later our best two recs are the same though. Still disappointed a third HIStory won't be made this year.

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Hello, any more rec’s? I adored Yuri on ice with all my heart. I just started rewatching it actually and i forgot how wonderful it was!

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Trying to get a sense of your taste as I haven't seen Yuri on Ice. Maybe Love Sick? It's Thai. It's too long, it's portrayal of female characters is awful and the available subs make me want to poke my eyes out, but the main OTP is quite well done.

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I am struggling to finish this week's 2 episodes (still hasn't finished). Where's the truck of doom when you need it?

Just kidding, I don't need anymore angst.

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This is about Pretty Noona LOL

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Somehow I knew exactly which show you were talking about. :D

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I'll come back in next week. Why is 11 and 12 of every kdrama so hard to watch?

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There is something about episode 11s and 12s. I remember I’m Not a Robot‘s equivalents (21-24) were very angsty and hard to watch.

On the flip side, Just Between Lovers’ episode 12 was my favorite of the show, and Because This Life is Our First’s episodes 11 and 12 were some of the most fun episodes!

I feel like they are either very fun or very angsty/difficult, haha.

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You know, when I typed that I thought about INAR and thought, "That's one show that did the 11/12 angst properly".

One of Pretty Noona's themes seems to be about society have a problem with things that aren't a problem. So what makes it so hard to watch is that these two people aren't doing anything wrong. Whereas in INAR I thought there were real issues that needed to be dealt with.

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I agree, for me, INAR is one of very few dramas where the angst felt fitting, necessary and made total sense. I say this as someone that has been watching kdramas for almost a decade and let countless dramas fall by the wayside after the angst popped up in later episodes. I think what might have also helped was that they hadn’t got together yet and the dark times they went through were necessary for them to do so.

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I almost skip it but I couldn't.

I think the mother will not change. It won't make any sense and I know this PD well when it come to realistic characters.
Maybe he has a bone to pick with the old culture and how the new generation is struggling to deal with it.

I think he is really looking at this "Metoo movement" and how difficult it is for the women to come forward and how it might not end well for those who are willing to expose the corrupts.

Kim Eun is no Jung Sung-joo but for Ahn Pan Seok, he is so worth my time.

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Can you recommend some good asian BL shows? I haven’t been able to (but also haven’t really tried) get into anything since Heroin and Yuri On Ice!!!

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I hated Heroin as I thought the main OTP was abusive and disturbing. So maybe I'm not the best person? It sounds like your taste is more like @hades.

I think we all agree that this year's HIStory series was very good. It's Taiwanese. The first is Right or Wrong and the Second is Crossing the Line.

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Thanks, I’ll check those out. i understand your feelings about the couple in Heroin though, I’d say what stood out to me about the OTP was their chemistry which was off the charts and the actors themselves (I still follow their careers to this day). Despite all it’s raging flaws, they were magnetic for me and I know I would not be into the drama at all if it weren’t for the two of them.

It’s probably not the best drama to bring up when asking for recs but well, it’s one of very few asian BL dramas I’ve watched.

Any recommendations don’t really have to be in line with either show either. A must for me though is the OTP have to have good chemistry and it’s good if the storyline is not too boring and there aren’t too many annoying characters. I’ll check out the one you mentioned above too!

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I think one of the issues with Heroin is that it was heavily censored. But by cutting out a lot of the skinship, the censors also cut out a lot of the non-consensual sexual activity that informed the characterisation. I saw the version uncut so I know just how abusive the relationship was.

I really like the Taiwanese ones but they're so few and far between and very short.

Thailand makes so much BL but they're based on web novels and all so formulaic. Thai TV generally has a problem with stalking, grabbing, sexual assault and cheating - especially with rape portrayed as the start of romance - and that bleeds into BL as well.

To be honest, apart from the two Taiwanese ones mentioned, I'm still searching for a perfect BL too. Love Sick could have been really good if it was heavily edited down.

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Like you, one of the things I appreciated most about this drama was the chemistry between our OTP. It's rare to have something like that in a BL drama. Also, like you, because of their work in Addicted, I'm keen to see what they do next. I'm really happy for Johnny with Moonshine and Valentine and I hope it does well.

As @leetennant pointed out, the HIStory2 series is very good. I would also recommend the Korean BL Long Time No See. Both are leagues ahead of most Chinese BLs and both have amazing chemistry. Neither ever looks like two straight guys who didn't really want the role and were forced to make out with each other. They seemed like actors who were doing just that. Acting a role that was different from who they are. Well...actually, HIStory2: Right or Wrong didn't have the best chemistry actually and one of the actors looked uncomfortable at times. So I would put that 3rd among the three for chemistry. However, that should take too much away from the story which is pretty good.

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To be clear, my tastes do not lean toward the abusive. Unfortunately, many a BL drama tends to have that element in them.

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I'm so sorry, @hades. I just reread that comment and realised how it sounded. That wasn't what I meant at all. I meant you liked Addicted despite the abusiveness, whereas for me it was a dealbreaker.

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Where do you watch Thai dramas?

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YouTube is actually the best. Not the best quality and a lot of the subbing is done by high school students in their spare time but it's the easiest place to watch it. Some of them are also loaded to KA.

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Thanks, I will have to check it out sometime.

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If you think SOTUS was bad you should try SOTUS S! It was just crazy. I do have to say I find the acting and dialogues and script of the first What the Duck even worse.

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I watched SOTUS S right after SOTUS. It was just... mediocre. It's not bad, per se. But watching two people who have supposedly been together for two years act like they're still flirting was ridiculous.

I wanted to like it because it's one of the few BLs that treats its female characters like people, doesn't depict sexual assault as romantic and doesn't turn everybody gay. But I couldn't. It was just a really shallow OTP and the hazing was boring. Also, I fundamentally disagree with hazing in principle so that was an issue as well.

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Thanks for saying that! I disagree with hazing very much and the fact that SOTUS tried to sell it as a good way of bonding with senior students and their own classmates was disturbing. It was something I chose to ignore to enjoy the romance but there was very little of it and nothing in the second season. They were the weirdest couple ever in Sotus S. I wish kdramaland wasn't so old fashioned and we could have any of those ordinary romances with a BL couple.

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To be honest, I've been asking myself why I've been watching so much BL when I (mostly) don't like it. I think it's a reaction to how weird kdrama is about these things. It may pretend sex doesn't exist but it also pretends that gay people don't exist. I can't imagine how hard it must be to be gay and watch show after show that washes you from existence.

But then I watch BL and it's weird too.

I will say I'm one of the few people who liked What The Duck and I'm looking forward to the second season. I liked that it started off embodying all the standard BL tropes and then upended all of them.

It basically pointed at them and went, "Did you think that was romantic or sexy? If that happened, it would be assault!"
"Oh, you're annoyed at Rambo for not fighting for his relationship with Pree? So why are you annoyed that Mo IS fighting for her relationship with Pop? Is it just because she's female and interfering with your ship?"

So I ended up really liking WTD because it went in a completely unexpected direction and asked some really difficult questions about the genre.

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I know what you mean! I have to confess I like BL though, I like it even when I think it's bad like Sotus and WTD. I'm still amazed it even exists in dramaland because kdramas almost had me convinced it would be banned forever. That is why I'm glad other countries are starting to be open about it and if straight dramas still have so many silly tropes I have to understand BL would have them too. You have given me incentive to continue WtD, thanks! I will forget my dislike for Oat, ignore the crazy bullying and find out where it goes.

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@leetennant describes what is my issue with BL as well. I've watched a LOT of it in my uni days as well as read the occassional BL manga, but after a while I simply couldn't overlook. But unlike CM, I (mostly) stopped watching/reading. @hades has recommended a few series though - all of which were mentioned here: HIStory, Long Time No See, among others, but I haven't gotten to them yet because of reasons mentioned above. >.< I stick to the occassional movie now, which has good reviews and is reported to be tastefully done.

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@lixie
If it helps, Oat eventually apologises to Pop for his behaviour at the beginning of the show and SPOILER the scene where Pop gets so drunk he can't consent, they don't actually have sex. Oat says "no matter how much I liked you I would never do that".

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Finally had time to catch up so here goes my drama week:

YWFP/APAD
Please Writer-nim, I may have lost interest in the Ye loveline but don't make MinHo's character suffer. He's more than his feelings for Bo Young.

and as @mary said and spare some thought to making Nam-woo happy. It’s not that hard. All you need is an alligator shirt.
- or Beanies can send our Namwoo some alligator shirts 😉

Pretty Noona
I was so excited to watch this but dropped it at Ep 5. The OTP and all the pretty shots couldn't hold me in.

Hana Nochi Hare
I was a little apprehensive when I first saw this,but now I can't wait for the next episode. Do I need to dock at the Isle of Neutrality again?

Wok of Love
Crazy good and I don't mind whoever JRW ends up with.

1% of Anything
@mindy has a way with me and other Beanies..she dangles all the pretty on the Beanie wall and get us all to re-watch.

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starts mantra *please be good*

Cinderella Chef
I need more subbed episodes

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"or Beanies can send our Namwoo some alligator shirts" HAHAHAHAHAH come to think of it, I bet Shin Jae Ha may have received a few Lacoste shirts as gifts from fans and/or a joke from family and friends. ^^

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I agree with the Cinderella Chef, the subs are pretty quick but it is still not quick enough for me :-)

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For Cdramas, I usually wait until it's the last week of airing before I start,that way I'm all caught up by the time all subs are out.

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Hana Nochi Hare : I can't wait for the next episode either. Even in HanaDan I didn't have a hard time choosing my ship.

Wok of Love : I don't care with whoever JRW ends up but I always wanted to see her being paired up with Jang Hyuk.

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Jang Hyuk just does that to us viewers,especially after his confession..that was it for me..shipping JRW with him

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I love Jang Hyuk when he lights up the screen with that goofy smile, and then loving him more chopping the bodyguards up, and then chopping them down. In fact his Kung Fu fighting charisma was a little bit frightening, with those kicks fast as lightening. He fought with expert timing.

Keep on, Jang Hyuk, and I will keep on loving you.
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This is bad. 🙇 I totally forgot I had watched You Drive Me Crazy and was totally not prepared for the kissing scenes Dimples (Kim SunHo) and Sungjoo did. Liked it in spite of my initial dislike for Lee Yoo Young's character.

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OMG, the kissing scene was so hot! Esp the one where he kissed her under the apricot tree after she backed off. I yelped and clapped!! Dimples is so adorbs here, how can anyone not fall for that charming smile?! Wish he would do another drama again soon.

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He will! That saeguk drama with DO.
Yes I looked it up last night because I also want to see more of Kim Sun Ho.

My only pet peeves with the drama is the ending, I can't believe it took her 1 year to accept him (so much for I don't want to lose our friendship) and pick up her pet. 1 month seems more logical. Other than that, this short drama is a really pleasant watch.

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I agree! A year? Really? And her excuse was she was just so busy? Please... How about a month, tops, and an honest answer of “I was scared”, “I just wasn’t ready”, etc. Although I guess she did admit she was afraid of losing his friendship if things went south.

But it was a really nice little drama and only increased my love for Mr. Dimples and his acting.

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I really liked You Drive Me Crazy, such a charming little drama that felt like an indie romcom (and the apricot kiss scene, wow /swoons).

I really like Kim Sun Ho and Lee Yoo Young together, they have great chemistry and more dramas should film kiss scenes with the female lead standing one step over the guy - it looks hot, reduces uncomfortable-looking height gaps between tall guys and petite girls, and is romantic too!

Also that hedgehog is sooooooo cute!

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Hana Nochi Hare makes it clear from day one that Hiroto is deserving of love. I don't think it'll be too difficult. I mean, I was never swayed by Hanazawa Rui in the first season, though, so maybe I'm bias?

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I was solely into Hiroto at the start but the recent Tenma development made me kinda jump ship,hence I'm thinking of being Neutral...with HaNaDan,I knew right away it was Domyouji but I still had hopes for Rui,for some reason.

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I never thought Hanazawa Rui was all that compelling - it was Oguri Shun who made him lovable, otherwise I think he would have been quite bland. Tenma-kun does have more personality, but Oto already seems to be admitting to herself that she doesn't feel much for him.

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I think that's partly the trouble with Hana Nochi Hare - the acting of the male lead.

In HYD '05 there was a genuine 'who to root for?!' because Matsujun and Shun were both really good actors and sold their characters so well as possible love interests for Makino, but here I find Hirano Sho quite lacking as Haruto, he does ok in funnier moments but his emoting is uneven and his speech and line delivery is so bad it makes me cringe. In any scene with Haruto and Oto, it's Sugisaki Hana who has to carry most of the scene because the guy gives out next to nothing. Taishi is much better as an actor and makes Tenma somewhat fleshed out but he's still only the 2nd lead.

The best performance in the drama though, hands down belongs to Sugisaki Hana. She's so good as Oto, especially in any scenes where Oto is feeling emotion, it almost makes me cry that they found a worthy successor to Mao but then paired her with a male lead whose acting is like Hirano Sho's. And I've read the manga, I actually find Oto and Haruto appealing in that HYD mk. II way so it's not the characters I have a problem with, it's the actor.

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Please Writer-nim, I may have lost interest in the Ye loveline but don't make MinHo's character suffer. He's more than his feelings for Bo Young.

This. I am officially staying away from the writer from now on. Waste of all the time and energy.

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Weekly uneven time Post again from DB

HanaDan - The Cinderella Story is totally B- grade in 2018. But still it Leaves an impression in heart. Hero wins because he needs the heroine. 2nd male leads are usually too competent to generate any strong feelings in the heart of heroine.
I was never and i'll never be a shipper. I don't believe a shipper can judge whole spectrum of characters without showing a bias.

WOK OF LOVE - 8/10 Super 1st week. Editing deserves mention. In normal settings it would be criticised but here it felt like editing was a deliberate move hence accentuated the feel of the show. Later on this excuse won't work.

Kdramas downhill starts from 3rd week as writers usually go into full blown attack mode to capture as many audience as possible. Let's see if this show peaks by 3rd week and later on maintains its edge or not.

@sancheezy @frabbycrabsis
MIX - Table tennis playing Yui Aragaki
and Psychic Kusuo - Kento

is translated now

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Yes! Saiki Kusuo is hilarious, I really hope this movie is good!

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im enjoying Hana nochi hare, however it doesnt have that "umph" that HYD did as far as the characters, their development and the love story. there is something missing. but its still cute and an easy watch.

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I think that missing "umph" is the chemistry between the male and female lead. Mao and Matsujun had this almost burning chemistry right from the moment they were in the same frame in HYD but while Oto and Haruto are cute together in Hana Nochi Hare, it's not really all that in terms of chemistry. I think part of it is because Hirano Sho's acting is lacking and Sugisaki Hana can't make up for it all on her own.

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Does this mean Cinderella Chef is a go? How is it so far?

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Hi @jenmole! yup Cinderella Chef is a go,I'm just at Ep 4. Subs are out until Ep 18. it's good,I want to see but scared I'd run out of subbed Eps so I stopped at 4. will update you again

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Can I ask why @javabeans and@girlfriday are not watching my ajushhi ......it's the best drama out there.Plz have a look it is amazing.. speechless 😘😘😘

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Let me join you and add why @mary did not continue watching either?

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I stopped because I was close to running out of episodes and didn't want to wait. And now I couldn't remember if I already wrote about the eps I watched last week or not. >___< But now that Live is over, I'll catch up to Ajusshi by its final episode.

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No, you haven't written about the episodes you watched and I am very curious.

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A poem a day: I'm here to see how this show wraps up things up hopefully in a neat bow because I wouldn't be able to take it if it were bad.

Greasy Melo: started it last night and was not disappointed. The directing feels weird at times because everything is just mashed up and so many characters but I love JRW in this already and Junho has my heart ( I'd never cheat on someone who makes me delicious food like he does)

My ahjussi: started last week from 4-11. The long hours didn't feel as long as I expected. Ji An totally has my heart and soul and so does her Ahjussi. I also love the side story with the younger brother and his twisted actress.

Suits: the case this week was pretty confusing to wrap my head around coz I didn't realise he was doing two cases but I'd seen the original episode of this case so things felt pretty familiar especially the mock trial but I didn't expect it to turn so dramatic. I hope YW and JA can resolve their misunderstanding because I've loved their recent development.

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Just watched You Drive Me Crazy because of all the beanies who recommended it, thanks! It was good. And now I want a hedgehog.

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You can have the hedgehog, so I can have dimples who can cook, clean my p**p, and have a traditional Korean house and is ALSO a gifted painter. lol

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Me too!

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Wait.
He cleans her what??

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Thank you all for recommending You Drive me Crazy. I just finished it and now I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy and happy inside. What a sweet little story. I just wish I could see more of those two. But I can't get used to Dimples with black hair. He looks so different than when he was in the last two dramas.

and oh yes, I want a little hedgehog now too!
Thanks again for the recommendation!

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Yayyyyy, @mary is on board on #Live!

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A Poem a Day: I love Dr. Ye and Bo Young together. They are just so attentive and respectful of each other. But I am disappointed with the turn that Min Ho's character took.

My Ahjussi: I just love this world right now. I keep thinking of ep 14. I am not against a romance at all. But also not against a non romance. But no father/daughter please.

Greasy Melo: I watched the first ep and I'm just not sure.

I want to watch the Japanese version of Rich Man, Poor Woman but not available on DF or Viki. Tempted to try the Korean version.

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The Japanese Rich Man,Poor Woman is good. Might be my bias on Shun Oguri or what,but I totally loved it. I even watched the movie sequel. Unfortunately, I watched it on one of those sites.

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Yep, the original was amazing.

Why, Korea, why did you have to adapt it! *wails*
I'm sure that the adaptation will be really enjoyable, @bcampbell1662, if you have no prior knowledge of the show. But for me, the fun was sucked out and the pace slowed down dramatically.

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@javabeans, you had me at Yoo Yeon-seuk. *immediately turns on Netflix*

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A Poem a Day: R.I.P. alligator!!! You will be miss.

Bosch: Need to catch up
Flame Daughter: Same as Above.

Cinderella Chef: Damn why is episode 23 and 24 so sad. I hope we get English subs from 19-24.

Summer Desire: Ou Chen Where is the green ribbon? Why is it not on your wrist like the trailer. Waiting for English sub.😭😪

A Handmaiden Tale: Damn girl, you should just killed the commander and his wife and also that fat lady. Better be find a better way to get away. No show of the Colony. I want more of it then one freaking episode.😑

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Subs are available for cinderella chef for 13-18? I have been watching it on YouTube. But did not find any subs there. I tried auto translation of Chinese to English, but unfortunately it is not very understandable.

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Greasy melo: its still all over the place, but i love our three main characters. The girl is spunky and independent (really? Cancer? Whyeo?) junho is bae (he really has the puppy/talented genius role perfected to a notch) and gangster dude is interesting and funny. You want something relaxing and fluffy for monday/tuesday? Youve got this show.

Suits: im noticing a pattern where all odd numbered episodes are riveting and interesting, and the pair numbered episodes, ie the resolution of our week's cases, slightly less endearing. Idk why. Did my attention span shrink? The scenes with yeon woo are the most interesting to me.

My ahjussi: LOVE. i am SO lucky i randomly decided to watch this. One of the best shows ever. PERIOD. This is how it's done people. Its so good it's making my standards go way too high. Im dreading the ending next week, because i dont want a drama slump just as my summer vacation starts (at least About Time and park seo joon's drama are starting soon, dont let me down!).

Rich man: anyone watching this? Its corny... and corny. But sometimes corny and cringy is good and i guess ill watch a bit more. Our leads are beautiful and i like beautiful people getting together. Thats as superficial as it gets.

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And i forgot poem: am i the only one who, in certain shows, start to lose interest after the main couple gets together? Minho disappointed me. If the writer is not looking to redeem him, its honestly such a cheap way to get rid of a character to justify boyoungs relationship

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That happened to me most recently with BTIMFL and Suspicious Partner ugh, so much fun before they get together!

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your not, this is mee as well, tbh i like the long game of the otp getting towards even if it means almost towards the end of the drama, i lose interest in the romance and the UST fizzles out for me especially if they get together early or the romance feels too fast. its more fun when its a slow burn, when there is UTS and angst.

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I call it the dreaded "Post Episode 12 Syndrome" because it has happened a lot to me lately after the OTP gets together. Like writers seem to say "ok, they're together, what can I do now to fill in the final episodes?"

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Hi @justme. I've been wanting to check out Rich man for ...um... okay, for superficial resons as well, so would you mind telling me how corny and cringy it gets, lol, like in terms of other dramas it reminds you of. I don't want another Evergreen, jeje.

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Re Rich Man, it's out? I didn't particularly like the Japanese original despite Oguri Shun & Ishihara Satomi playing the leads, so I'm not checking out the Korean version. BUT I am curious about how well its been executed.

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As someone who loved the original, I can say the pacing has slowed dramatically down, and all the fun was taken out of the 'Sawaki Chihiro' mystery. Basically, I was not impressed.

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I watched it on dramanice ! it's nothing like evergreen.... because evergreen was trying to be something it never was. Rich Man knows what it is, it's generic, acting meh and script meh: but never claims it as more. Ive never watched the original so i have nothing to compare it to. But ill tell you this, feels like this script and story is for teens, and the 15 year old me wouldve loved it

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Ahhh I see! I will keep a lookout on what people are saying about it and then maybe give it a try if it's good or not or when I'm feeling young, jeje. Thank you😊

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Can I just say one thing.....
WHERE IS THE RECAP OF MY AJUSSHI EPISODE 14!!!!
Don’t get me wrong recapped I appreciate your hard work BUT
I’m dreading and I have checked in dramabeans more times today than all of my history and that is saying a lot with my almost 10 yrs!!!!

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A poem A day- 2 episodes left. please resolve everything in a logical way. And yes, give namwoo a happy beginning.
Switch- Still watching. Still enjoyable. I know it's too late but can we get a loveline between ha ra and do chan? Atleast something?
you drive me crazy- Loved this drama special. Mr. Dimples is just pure love. Didn't really like the female lead but understood her motivations. And yet the separation was too long IMO. I just want to see more dimples!
live- upto ep 8- Loved the retreat! felt a little bad for nam gil. He didn't even say why he couldn't take the blame yet ended up taking it. Ep 9- As soon as sang su started calling jeong o for bike riding, I cringed at all the second hand embarrassment and couldn't continue. Will start after some time.

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Ep 9 is where I stopped with LIVE as well. I don’t think he was embarrassed about doing it AT.ALL. He’s pissed, but I couldn’t keep watching after that scene because of what she does when they do go on that bike ride. I’m starting it back when it comes out on Netflix next week.

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APAD
Thank goodness I'm not the only one laughing at the snail-bike-riding duo (& feeling bad at the same time for laughing). Beanies were all angry at NW being depressed for 2 eps straight but there I was crying tears at the whole "it's so sad to the point of ridiculous" scenes.

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Also the show got a bit boring somehow(?) now that petty min ho is back.
Okay, 2 more eps left. We can make it beanies!!

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APAD Oh writers, what did Minho and Nam-woo do to deserve these two episodes?
My Ajusshi Is this really ending?? How to say goodbye to such a wonderful drama that explored those deep emotions that we try so hard to hide?
Switch Dad's death was used as a plot device to make SDC be mad as hell. It's just that, he planned that con for 20 years only to end up using that truck to cover his son and then die T_T
Live I'm gonna watch the last two episodes today and let's just say I'm not prepared but I'll have tissues ready.
Suits Still haven't watched this week's episodes but the bromance is picking up, which I'd love to see more of.
Black Pean Nino continues to slay his role and I can definitely see how much his enjoying this. As for the hierarchy drama going on, idrc that much. I just want to know how Dr. Saeki sabotaged Tokai's dad.

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APAD Min Ho and Nam Woo deserve better. Screw the loveline; I'm here to see my puppies succeed in life, and you give them this!!?!

I am livid how they murdered Min Ho's character. Who is this new Min Ho? People saying he would be an abusive boyfriend to Bo Young and how he perpetuates rape culture -- that is not him. And if that's what the writers intended for Min Ho to be, then I never knew him.

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At this point I am with you 100 percent. So I am going to throw in a little kdrama corporate intrigue. I am imagining something like this:
The President, CEO, Chairman or whoever is the top person at CJ E&M (owner of tvN-producer of A POEM A DAY) sends a memo to writers-nim of APAD with a two line message:
"STRAIGHTEN OUT MIN-HO! YOU HAVE 2 EPISODES TO DO IT!".

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Ikr! I want a happy ending to these puppies!

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My current unemployed situation means I've had more time to watch dramas than I'd like. There's only so many worthy dramas to watch without feeling burnt out though.

Pretty Noona: Still loving the gorgeous cinematography & OTP but the mum got me totally offside with last week's eps. I got so angry and couldn't calm down for hours after watching I wanted so bad to punch her in the face. Sorry not sorry.

You Who Forgot Poetry: BY is such a little cutie-pie who makes me wish I had a friend like her IRL - totally exhausting to be with but such a warm and caring character. Not too fussed about the romance at this point, but I love how each of the supporting characters all have their own stories and struggles. Show gives me the warm fuzzies and I often find myself smiling when watching.

Oh Jak Doo: So happy that Jak Doo is finally being proactive in taking control of his life instead of moping around. I started watching this because of fellow beanies' reviews and couldn't be happier. Eric is such an oddball character but still lovable all the same.

Grand Prince: *yawwwn* Just another sageuk, feel like the story's been done a million times. Watched it pretty much for the pretty that is YSY. (Yep, admitting to being shallow. Heh.)

Mad Dog: Binge-watched this because of Yoo Ji Tae, but ended up loving Woo Do Hwan's character alot more.

Hyori's Bed&Breakfast: I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show - can't put my finger on exactly why but there's just something so soothing and relaxing about it. I love Hyori's recommendations to the guests to visit the lesser-known Jeju sights & attractions. Making me keen to head back to Jeju again soon.

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How can you not love WDH? It's an impossible thing. I started mad dog because I loved him in save me and I'm glad that I did.
Unfortunately even he couldn't make me watch the great seducer.

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I watched The Great Seducer because I was curious how WDH and KMJ would do, total waste of time. One unforgettable drama even though I loved the original book and movie. You made a good choice not watching!

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Oops I meant *forgettable drama. I want to take back the hours I spent watching it.

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(such a waste to give him no kiss scenes/romance with the good actresses he works with like Seo Ye Ji or Ryu HwaYoung and then stick him opposite Joy of all people for his first onscreen romance).

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Pretty Noona: I'm loving the subtle messages in this drama. The much-hated mother still feels real to me. Most of all, the progression of Jin-Ah and Joon-Hee's relationship feels so much more mature and real now that they're hitting bumps after their initial high. The only thing is waiting for subs. Ugh Netflix, but thank god for fan sub groups.

My Ahjussi: On hold from episode 6. Prob get back to it after Pretty Noona ends. I like the writer's impactful lines that occasionally comes out at the right moment.

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I agree about Pretty Noona. I find the Mum so hard to watch because she is so real. I'm only sitting it out this week because I want to watch an episode after the Mum finishes her tantrum.

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Gah - the mom drives me insane. I k ow it is cultural differences, but seriously, your daughter is 30+ years old and in love with someone you know everything about who is a very decent person and who adores your daughter. Why can’t you just be happy for them? Or at least, just leave them be.

My issue with the show, however, is how often Jin Ah lies to Joon Hee. Like, over and over again in these past couple of episodes. I wouldn’t have been upset about the blind date near as much if she had just been honest. But the lying makes it look sneaky. And then lying about going home instead of admitting you were meeting his dad. How can she expect him to keep trusting her if she just keeps lying to him?

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I think both Jin-Ah and Joon-Hee are both trying to protect each other with white lies. Joon-Hee did the same when Jin-Ah's mother confronted him outside his door. Jin-Ah lied to protect Joon-Hee from her mother.

I believe that they both trust that they love each other, but their desire to protect that love sometimes causes them to lie and take upon more hurt upon themselves.

It's a bit sad that they are judged by the nature of their relationship and their statuses. The mother, i feel, is product of the times she was raised in. She is insecure since all her friends have husbands that are such and such, but she has a retired husband with little influence. All her friends' daughters have married up, but what is Jin-Ah doing throwing away an SNU boyfriend though he's a total ass for some "orphan" with a polygamous father. While the years may have gone on, Asian society still values background and parentage very much, even if it isn't as direct as before. It's unfortunate that Jin-Ah's mother was raised this way, but I think that there may still be redemption for her.

Side note: The scenes where Jin-Ah and Joon-Hee get angry are sooo intense. I love it!

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Greasy melo : it is odd but in funny way. I dont know what to expect with the cancer plot but i trust the writer because in her previous work, she nailed it with the comedy of man with breast cancer.

My mister : dong hoon become a director probably is the only big good thing happened in this drama so far, i am happy for him. Many people expect romance between DH and JA, but i disagree. Love between man and woman doesnt have to be romantic. DH and JA relationship is like best friend for life. I imagining someday, JA will get married with someone and introducing to him DH as person who helped her become a better person. DH will congratulating her for finding a right man.

Live : damn it, it is over. Im so sad. It is a perfect drama for me. The best human drama i ever watched. I have not enough words to praise this drama. R.E.S.P.E.C.T! to noo hee kyung writernim

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Live : Does anyone know the name of the song that played at the end of episode 16? start around 01.09.14. I so curious and searching it everywhere but couldnt find it yet.

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A Poem A Day I guess if I was in it for romance or worse on Minho ship, I'd enjoyed it much less. However, I have more love for Bo Young, side characters, side stories and Alligator(less). Most fun came from reading Beanies' wall posts, poems and shipping wars when things were much lighter.

My Husband Oh Jak Doo There's nothing to do at night in the mountain except...

My Ajusshi I have hopes that this show will end even better than it started. That's a feat in kdramas! It's been week after week of greatness. This week, other than Dong Hoon and Ji An, I felt the saddest for Jung Hee. She wasted 20 years pining for a useless guy or put it in a nicer way, a hopeless romance. She should have just considered him dead.

Miracle We Met Can't the Grim Reapers do anything other than looking pretty and fancy tricks? *run away from kpop fans* nothing personal, I don't even know their names. I want both Hyun Chul back. For good Hyun Chul, he did not deserve to die. For bad Hyun Chul, will he make good a second chance?

New show Greasy Melo Jang Hyuk and his gang!

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You're watching the wrong show. Unless that sentence ends with "roll out toilet paper fully-clothed".

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That was the prequel

Now the sequel is
"runs out of toilet paper stark naked"

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They celebrated reuniting with a chaste kiss and were still on the couch fully clothed the next morning.

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Lemme check...no couch in cabin.

Caught between the rock and the wooden floor...I think Seung Joo would be on top of Jak Doo. Whether they would stay in that position to the next morning, let's see.

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Miracle We Met: I'm not ready being beaten by biggest fandom of kpop but I do agree with you. Can't they become more helpful like Dok Pool and not sighing every time? looks like they have no more dialogue or something but I guess those boys help a lot for a good rating

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I'm not that brave either, just hiding behind my keyboard.

You are probably right about the ratings. I was looking for gifs of my Kim Myung Min and all I could find was Grim Reaper boy.

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Watching:
- “A Poem A Day”, status: need to catch up
- “Suits” Korea, status: need to catch up
- C-drama “Here To Heart”, status: need to catch up

On hold:
- “Mystery Queen” S2 (around Episode 6-ish)

- Dropped:
“Hyori’s Homestay” S2 (at, like, episode 7, so the halfway mark??)

Want to watch:
“ Lawless Lawyer” (Lee Joon Gi!! Action!!! Lee Joon Gi!!! 😏😏)
- “Rich Man, Poor Woman” (looks so cute!!)
- “Greasy Melo” (JUNHO!!! FOOD!! JUNHO & FOOD!!! 😘😍)

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My Ajusshi : I don't know how this drama could get any better than this. And everything about this drama has been perfection so far and I hope it will stay true to whatever is organic to it's plot until the very last episode. I am not going to deny that what I see between DH and JA is beyond platonic - it's an unspoken romance and their bond is so precious that perhaps it is undefinable. I'm in the opinion romance won't ruin what is already beautiful.

Greasy Melo : I lose interest very quickly though I find the main characters cute and quirky. I don't have any desire to follow up after episode 2. Final verdict - DROPPED.

Highly anticipating Lawless Lawyer and ofc Lee Jun Ki.

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Hi Beanies! Happy Weekend to you all😀
This is what I watched this week:
*A Poem A Day: Like many Beanies I was underwhelmed by these week’s episode. Let's see what next week brings us.
*My Ajusshi: I stay away from sad shows, but it's cathartic to cry alongst this one. Everyone working on this project is doing such a good job! I am looking forward to next week and hopefully by then my vocabulary expands so I can properly talk about it in complete sentences.
*Prison Playbook: Loving this show. I'm in episode 12. I really like how we peel back layers on characters you think you know, but you don't and start seeing them in a different light.
*My Husband, Mr Oh: These week's episodes were so slow, but they are finally back together and heading to the mountain!

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Glad to hear you like prison playbook. It was initially difficult for me to get past the first two episodes, but when they shifted from the detention centre to the prison, I was hooked. The cellmates are hilarious. Sometimes I forgot that they're criminals- because they're just so goofy. And I think the guards forgot that too. Esp Lt. Paeng hehe.

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I didn't think I was going to like it as much as I do. All of them have a story and it's interesting to figure out little by little what their story is. And you are right, I sometimes forget that they are criminals too! I only remember when someone walks by the tv when I'm watching and ask me why the men are locked up😂

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Prison playbook is soooooooooooooooooooooooo good! 😬
I could watch it over and over. Highly recommendable

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Yay Prison Playbook, good cast, good writing, super long episodes. Would like to see a season 2 , perhaps at a woman’s prison.

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I didn't watch much TV this week, only Suits episode 5 and 6 which I didn't understand half of it 😂
I was only waiting for yeon woo and Kim Gina to take off. I hope they won't go to on-and-off route like Mark Ross and Rachel Zane.

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You Who Forgot Poetry: "911 What is your emergency?" "I need to report an assassination. A character assassination." *flips table*

Greasy Melo: I didn't feel sorry for Poong because he knew their relationship was on the outs, yet he insisted on marrying Dal Hee anyway. He was also kind of cocky acting like he was above head chef Master Wang. The gangsters' wacky humor reminds me of Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, which is not a good thing.

Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food: I've been waiting for shit to hit the fan. Jin Ah hysterically crying in front of Dad was So. Long. She was wailing like she was confessing to a crime. Before they went public, Jin Ah and Joon Hee kept sneaking around like they were having an affair.

Suits: Forgive me, Park Hyung Shik, for I am behind.

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You know... I am with you in Jin-ah's crying. I thought she could have cried like that in front of kyung sun and I would have understand, because she betrayed her best friend ever by hiding her romantic relationship with Joon hee. But dad???? They never seemed to be that close before so that she could have been so sorry to have hidden her love life with dad!!! 😒
So, that was a crossed confused acting, which makes me wonder if the writer knows what she/he is doing.
I know this drama is directed by a famous PD... I am not an expert so that I can recognize so much directing quality. But I studied literature and this writer... is not so good.

As an spectator I feel empty in many places when I think about this drama, and my day dreams are better than what gets through the screen. 😖

Again: what a pity!

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A poem a day
I understand all the complains, I understand all the praise. But personally I am still looking forward to watch this show. I am still a Yeliner, and I find dr. Ye with Bo young totally ok. I am not happy with Min ho now and where I could have understood why he would tease her before, even to the extreme of humiliate her or make her fall, because he is immature, I don't understand now why he hurt her again because he is immature. His first "petty" behaviour she could easily forgive, and we did it too, because he became better, but now... how can she forgive him now?? Me, I would probably never want to be friends with a person like him. I am upset with Min ho.

Pretty noona
I hate the mother since ep. 1, and in these last episodes I hate her more. Not good for a fav show to have such feelings, because it means I won't watch it again... 😖😠😖 What a waste! Jung Hae in is there! And still, the writer didn't have better ideas how to create conflict... very upsetting.
On a positive side, I still love the characters I love: Joon hee and his sister, Jin-ah at last. And actually, Jin-ah was stupid this week again. What was she thinking going to a blind date??? How could she justify? (Didn't get it, for there is no subs even after a week, almost... But 😑😑😑😑 thanks Netflix! For ruining the first time I watch pretty noona! 😠
The thing is... why is Jin-ah such a doormat?? I am a little bit upset with her too.

My Ajusshi
Oh my! 😱 Ep. 14... That end, wow! Wow... I won't spoil it for you, I can only say: wow.
I am amazed how clever also Dong hoon is. And how strong their connection is.
I cannot say how he likes her/loves her/ think of her... I can't understand how... But it is obvious he does. Whatever he feels, he feels it, a lot.
And Ji an is simply amazing. No words are enough. Favorite drama heroine so far... Every time she is on screen I have to watch, even if she doesn't say anything. That is a powerful acting!
This show! I would watch it over again. Here I am not upset with anybody 😀😂😬😀

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You know what? My Ajusshi has been dividing camps - the romantic and the platonic.

I already sensed romance since episode 7 when he was asking about her and she was running to catch him on time at the cafe. But DH been such a complex character to crack open and the writing of this drama is too good that projected so much ambiguity.

But came episode 14, the writing is on the wall. He loves her. He hardly breathes without her. His world crushing down the moment she is gone. Idk what kind of chemistry IU has with LSK but goodness, how could they made us feel so much when the two didn't even share a single scene together in this episode?

I am bracing myself for the last 2 episodes of heart wrenching moments.

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Yes, that conversation on the phone, and the cliffhanger!!! Oh my... It is amazing.
I am rooting for them however it is

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GRAND PRINCE -- Enjoyed the show & cast. And the ending, which for me was nicely handled.
Discussion & Pseudo-recaps [ep. 20 finale will be done later this weekend] here:
http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/11/yoon-shi-yoon-offered-historical-melodrama-grand-prince/

LIVE -- Riveting. Terrific cast. Characters I care about. Great music. A keeper. More Shin Dong-wook, please!
Discussion here:
http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/11/noh-hee-kyungs-live-recruits-shin-dong-wook-as-loyal-policeman/

SUITS -- I'm enjoying this a lot. I've never seen the US version, which is fine.

GREASY MELO / WOK OF LOVE -- Jang Hyuk & Junho in the same drama. Sell my clothes, I'm going to heaven. I laughed my butt off.

Pending:

LAWLESS LAWYER -- Looking forward to Lee Joon-gi.

MS. HAMMURABI -- Looking forward to Ryu Deok-hwan's post-military return.

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Live: characters we care about. Yes! Some writers can bring characters to life, yet other shows give us flat, cheap characters without depth or life.

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Sell my clothes, I'm going to heaven. I laughed my butt off.

That's high praise!

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My Ahjusshi is still on hold. I'm waiting for last week's episodes of Mistress to be completely subbed.

- Completed -

Grand Prince: I will remember Joo Sang Wook's performance and female characters like Roo Shi Gae, Mom and the servant. They were all delightful to watch even if the plot

Live: One of my most anticipated 2018 drama and it didn't deceive me once. Thank you to the cast, the production team and writer Noh Hee Kyung for this fantastic drama about cops !

Love Returns: After skipping a few episodes, I can gladly say I watched my first daily drama. Well, it sure did raise my blood pressure but some characters were endearing and Mrs. Kim stays my favorite character.

You Drive Me Crazy: It's a cute friends-to-lovers set-up and I hope to see this pairing again one day.

- Currently watching -

4 wheeled restaurant: ep 7.

A Poem A Day: ep 1. I think my favorite moment is when the other trainee guy keeps telling Minho not to touch his crocodile in case it will fall off HAHA

Hana Nochi Hare: HanaDan Next Season: ep 3. The nostalgic feels~ I really like Oto, she's a nice funny girl who just wants to go safely through high-school. Haruto, C5's leader, auto-proclaimed protector of their high-school, Domyouji's fanboy and addicted to buying lucky charms brings a scent of freshness to his role model with his awkwardness and more approachable side. Tenma, Oto's childhood friend and fiancé, Haruto's rival concerning their respective high-schools, sweet guy who loves Oto, has an evil step-mother. She did nothing for now but I can recognize an evil step-mom at any time.

Koe Girl: ep 4. It's my refreshing and relaxing series of the week !

Miracle That We Met: ep 14. I seriously don't know it well end for both families. Someone will be hurt and I don't want it.

My Husband Oh Jak Doo: ep 18. My precious Eric <3 I never thought before watching this drama that mountains could me a romantic place !

Oh My General: ep 47. I'm only watching to see the ending because I'm less interested in the current plot.

Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food: ep 12. Uggh we finally meet JH and SK's dad. I still don't know what to think of him but I felt JH at the end of the episode.

Shall We Live Together: ep 16. I'm always angry watching Hyo Seob's kids reaction to his relationship with Mi Yeon. Especially the eldest daughter who doesn't have good eyes for men imo. Well, unless her fiancé grows up and stops being a mama boy, I can't support their relationship. The hospital storyline bores me to death and I always fast-forward all of the divorce daughter's scenes. The twin brother has my empathy since he's working with that jerk but I can see a weird bromance forming. The intern has a good development so far and I like her interactions with jerky boss.

Wok of Love: ep 4. Lots of things happen and I...

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Wok of Love: ep 4. Lots of things happen and I need more episodes to know if I'm that invested in characters. Jang Hyuk and Jung Ryeo Won play such crazy characters I love them ! Junho's kitchen scenes remind me of the manga Food Wars which portrays cuisine as an epic sport. I love that part of the drama the most.

4 wheeled restaurant: ep 7. Adding to Wok of Love, I'm getting a good amount of delicious food on my scream with this variety show :p

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I tried You Drive Me Crazy, and found Lee Yoo-young very annoying within the first few minutes alone. I may try again at some point.

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I didn't always agree with her character's behaviour and decisions but the chemistry she and KSO have made up for it.

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Marry Me Now is a badly written and directed drama. Acting is below average. average music. Lacks logic and has superficial characters. Mi Yeon and Hyo Seob's relationships stands because writer paid more attention to it. You feel like they are couple. Rest of the characters are just there to chirp few lines here and there and job done. Livelihood earned.

The onky thing good about the show is the issues it tackles.
Old couple
Old female to younger male. Superior female to inferior male
Impotency of ex-husband
Divorced Daughter with a child
Divorced female having a thing with Doctor Bro - future scenario
Fat shaming

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I agree with you about the lacking points this drama has. I wished there were more care put into other characters besides Hyo Seob and Mi Yeon's relationship. The issues are interesting but not as exploited as it could be.

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My Ajushi: This show, I can't say anything when this show is perfect
APAD: i love the rivalry between dr Ye and Minho, but I hate to see Minho back to his old soul.
Greasy Melo: Jang Hyuk never disappoint in any project, specially for rom-com

Show that I drop:
- Pretty Noona

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Greasy Melo/Wok of Love -- Eps 1-2 could have been just ep 1--let's get this whacky trio together already! Kinda slow to start and felt just a little off. But really, no amount of bad editing or weird pacing could make me turn away from Jang Hyuk, Junho and Jung Ryeo-won on my screen. Jang Hyuk especially is good--this man sparkles in every role, I am amazed. Junho feels like he hasn't quite found his vibe yet, but I think he'll be just fine and will settle in fully. Jung Ryeo-won is magic.

Rich Man, Poor Girl-- This show is like a buffet of every K drama trope--Asshat CEO, buttery second lead, scrappy naive candy, wrist grabs, makeovers, chosarangs.... And we're only in the second ep, folks. It feels like this should have come out in 2008, but I choose to believe they're leaning into the cliche on purpose, cause with a title like that why not? The acting is SOO green but the two leads seem to be putting their whole hearts into the performance and so I find them adorable. And there is good chemistry and an interesting dynamic between them (man who can't remember faces meets girls who has a perfect memory) and a strange mystery of identity underlying it all. I am gonna keep going with this one and think I'll enjoy it.

Chicago Typewriter-- I have one episode left and I am sad to see it go! This drama was such a cut above most dramas! Written, directed, acted brilliantly. It makes me wish we'd see so many more dramas set in this time period and written with such care and craft. The depth of the characters, the expert weaving of the two timelines, the mystery that was revealed little by little. I loved that romance was there, but did not overshadow the overall friendships and camaraderie of the trio. I will never forget Yoo Ah In squealing and running around his house as Go Kyung Po kept popping up out of nowhere. Or that kiss. YOWSA.

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Chicago Typewriter : That kiss. Yeah I'm still blushing thinking about it. And about Seo Hwi Young's hair.

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Oh Chicago Typewriter. That's another show that I think was received much care from all sides of the production. People who worked on Chicago Typewriter took it seriously and wanted to deliver their best. It's a quality drama that I enjoyed a lot, too.

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I concur with all the compliments for CHICAGO TYPEWRITER. I consider it one of the best dramas of 2017. Excellent performances all around.
I watched it on Viki. I have mentioned before that the subbers there handled that drama almost with reverence. They included a lot of explanatory notes. They did a great job.

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I feel like the editing in the first ep of Greasy Melo was choppy. Junho did well I think, but the editing kind of made his character seem a little bit all over the place. I'm loving the idea of a satire on melo tho, so I'm definitely following this for now.

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Hi @ultramafic. Last night after posting my comment I watched again episode 9 from CHICAGO TYPEWRITER. I wanted to revisit the scene where Jin-oh and Se-joo take the city tour and stand across from Gwanghwamun. I remembered that scene as very moving and it still is second time around.
The bonus is that the end this episode has the kiss scene which I had forgot. Thanks for letting me go down memory lane.

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Hey @kimbapnoona, are you watching the end of My Dear Boy this week? I'm about to binge the last three and hopefully I stop wanting to kill everybody.

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I rolled my eyes and click "pause" a few minutes in episode 17 when Qung-hui insisted on public display of affection to announce to the whole filming crew that they are together despite how comfortable Xiao-fei was (the professional me would be furious if my new boyfriend pulls a move like that!)

After sitting through all that angst, tears and snots of e15 and e16 I just didn't think the show is rewarding me enough cute for me to keep watching (the cute is even starting to annoy me!) I think I just got too impatient for Qing-hui's growth and at epi17 he still remained very immaturish in his way of love that I felt like I just couldn't get behind the OTP anymore. And oh, the mom.

Is it worth binge watch the last few? If you @leetennant say the ending is satisfying, I know watching them with your comments will help me get through the end.

This show has helped me learned about my drama watching ways.....it is rare to for me to love a show so much that I can hate watch it the way it deserves.

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The show sucks. I was just hoping to have somebody share the pain.

I didn't watch all three so far, just episode 18. It's 95% flashbacks and dream sequences. Also there's a time jump and nobody murdered his mother.

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After dropping My Dear Boy I was so happy to be watching a very mature Joon-hee in Pretty Noona. The header pic for this post is a very close representation of me watching the OTP for the first 10 episodes but without the wedding dress.

Just when I thought to myself "yes, this is how you do a perfect noona romance", the writer made Jin-ah stupid. I mean I just nodded my head when she called herself stupid for getting into her ex's car, but when she went to the sogaeting I wanted to pull my hair our with that nonsensical logic to appease the mom. Then she went to meet his dad???? So now you betrayed your lover and your best friend's wishes?

I couldn't even enjoy the pretty OTP moment in epi12, and it was not because the OST for that scene is yes, the song that shall not be named. All I could think is you were holding that umbrealla waiting by his door so you wouldn't get wet, and now you wanted to have fun getting wet? There is something in the rain alright, and I don't know if I want to find out what it is. And oh, the mom.

I never would have guessed that by epi12 the reason I would want to keep watching Pretty Noona is workplace sexual harassment and my favorite character would be the brother.

I guess the moral of the story for both shows are:
1) Little brothers are the best
2) Dads are useless
3) Moms are the worse
4) Also bosses want to get into your pants. Maybe Jin-ah's bosses would also just drop dead.

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