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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’m about halfway through now, and though the plot is slow, I actually enjoy the languid pace of this drama and especially appreciate the lightness overall. Even the big obstacles to romance (Mom, Noona) don’t seem as threatening anymore when we’ve seen this couple stick it through thus far; I just hope they don’t lose any relationships along the way. It would be nice if Little Bro became more of an ally than just a nagging bystander, but I have faith in Dad to come through. The pace of the show does make me wonder what on earth the second half holds. I wouldn’t be opposed to more drama up in this drama, as long as we keep getting happy reassurances along the way.

Suits: All I want is for puppy Park Hyung-shik to get his fist-bump from his boss. Do you suppose it’ll take sixteen episodes to get it?

 

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Live: I knew in a general sense that a cop’s job is hard, but to be shown their fears and struggles in such detail with no magic solution in sight was eye-opening. Though I will always wish for more episodes for a show I like, I can’t deny that Live’s finale was fitting. Some people got punished unfairly, some were trying to set their lives straight, some still weren’t sure what to do… Just like real people, their lives and problems didn’t end, we just lost access to their stories. I’m glad I could fill that gaping hole with a Dear My Friends marathon, now that I’ve been introduced to writer Noh Hee-kyung.

My Ajusshi: I’m watching this show on tenterhooks to see how two damaged people will prop each other up. So far Ji-an has taught Dong-hoon that it’s okay to fight (fiercely and sometimes underhandedly) for what you want, while Dong-hoon has shown Ji-an that there are good people out there, and one friend with a good ear can outweigh a world of problems. I’ve yet to see the last two episodes, but I’m hoping they’ll both reap the benefits of those life lessons and be around each other enough to see the other person living comfortably. That seems like a low bar for a K-drama ending, but with a show this dark and difficult, “comfortable” is the definition of heaven.

You Who Forgot Poetry: Despite being a Ye Liner and Weasel fan, I feel bad about how they handled Min-ho’s character. I wanted him to have a couple of episodes of being a good person, not necessarily to balance the love triangle, but to have time to resolve the root of his loneliness: his horrible family. As for Ye Jae-wook, I’ll happily add this almost flat-arced lead to the (short) list of K-drama leading men who truly respected the heroine’s profession and feelings until the very end. Some people found him boring, but his dorkiness in love made me laugh and he makes our girl Bo-young happy, I can’t complain about that! Lastly, I want to thank this show for making me appreciate poetry. There’s a lot of thoughtfulness that went into it. I hope the people who watch it will also walk away feeling comforted by those messages.

 
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@mary makes a compelling case for watching Live. I'm 20 mins into ep 1, and those job-hunting woes made my heart hurt. Hahah - I need to go steady my nerves and pick it up again.

My Ahjusshi Ep 15. I can't bear to watch this Show end. Don't want it to go on any longer, but I also don't want it to end! What do I do? :/

Poetry. To me, the fun lay in the Beanie walls and comments and the recap threads. Once the Ye Liner sailed and the Beanie excitement cooled, so did my love. I may have skip-watched the last two eps.

Noona. Paused. Please tell me if mum has seen the error of her ways and it's safe to start watching again.

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I never anticipated that I would pause on Noona not because of mom but our heroine.

The high for Poetry was indeed exhilarating sharing with all of the Beanies, I might not have felt completely poem-frenzied with the last 2 episodes I still felt joyous and comforted watching some of my favorite characters in 2018. Bo-young for the win!

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*sighs* when you say you've paused it because of the heroine @kimbapnoona, I start to lose hope. :/

Bo Young for the win! *waves pom poms*

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Glad to know I wasnt the only one who paused Noona! I loved the first half of it and then once Mom found out, I just didnt feel like watching. but I just started watching again and the Mom obstacle isnt as bad as I thought. As @kimbapnoona said, the heroine is a bit annoying now. I'm gonna finish it though

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All I can say is that My Ahjussi had the perfect ending. I couldn't hope for more or for better. Even if perfection means one hour and a half of crying my eyeballs out in public (I should have learnt not to watch my drama on the way from work).
I subscribe thought - there's no way whatsoever to get a second season, it would make no sense, but I wish I could stay with these characters for ever.

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Haha - I can only imagine the hilarious sight of a person crying on the subway, back home from work (that's how I picture it anyway). ^^ I suppose I should just watch the last ep - I can't put off the ending forever.

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At least I was seated right in front, so not many could see my eyes. Oh, I couldn't have watched it in the underground. I feel embarrassed only imaging it.

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Live is finally on Netflix here. I thought I had paused at episode 10 but it was actually 11. It's been a few weeks since I put it on hold and I'm glad I can pick this right where I left it and not feel lost. When you do get a chance, after enjoying your first BTS cb, continue the show. So good!

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Thanks Jen! ^^ I may have put ep 1 down after 20 mins for the reason I wrote but you've got the true reason I haven't picked it up again already. Ep 11 - you're far ahead! Why did you pause it? Waiting for Netflix?

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I picked up Live a few weeks ago after hearing much Beanie buzz but I was exactly like you, @greenfields, I stopped watching ep1 halfway through because I didn't have enough in me to take in all the unrelentless heart-wrenching pain I saw our leads were going through...

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Yup yup. A bit too real?

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I took on way too many dramas at the time (4 including Live). And the wait for subs was a bit agonizing. This show needs my undivided attention. I’m currently caught up on the live shows I’m watching and plan to binge the rest this weekend! It’s already tough to watch but it really tugs at my heart. Proceed with caution and tissues at the ready!

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Noted. Thankfully a new box of tissues has just been purchased. I'm ready!

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I paused for a week but watched four this week. Watching 11 and 12 is hard but 13 and 14 were better. It's not about the Mum seeing the error of her ways; it's about our Noona realising that constantly compromising for abusive parents and bosses only makes her life miserable. But you don't get over 35 years of submissiveness in a few weeks. The show can be hard to watch but it's actually excellent - as long as you have the mute button ready for the soundtrack.

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Oh! @chingumode - hmm..you're convincing me to watch it. along with @rachel and @kimbapnoona - it still sounds like a tough watch, but this is interesting.

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This week saw the end of so many dramas!

My Ajusshi - what can you say when a show takes your heart away and then gives it back to you still aching but BIGGER?
Absolute perfection.

Suits - Da-ham, why can't I be like her? (wardrobe and all!)

Switch - I thouroughly enjoyed this. At first I thought it was too slick, but it just kept picking up speed!
Jang Geun-seok and Han Ye-ri both did a great job.

My Husband Oh Jak-doo - Waiting for the last 2 episodes. I love this couple. I love the three ajummas and their dance moves (pfft!). Makes me want to just move to that mountain...

Marry Me Now? - My weekend watch. I'm enjoying the leasurely pace and getting to know all of these characters. Moon-sik is a bundle of insecurities hiding behind entitlement power plays and anger. Can't he just trust his mom (Mi-yeon)?
(oh that's right, this has to last for 50 episodes...)

Wok of Love - I love the zaniness of this show. Hoping that Poong will work through his anger and show us something more attractive...
Jang Hyuk has made me forget the other characters he's played. Dang. The guy's a geeenius or something. ^^

Lawless Lawyer - The first episode set up the story well. As more subbed episodes are available, I look forward to seeing how Bong Sang-Pil and Ha Jae-Yi will work together.
Lee Jun-ki is a charismatic magnet, so I'm kind of a mush ball here. <3

Amazing : North and South
Thank you for the suggestion, @wishfultoki and @natzillagorilla!

A Poem A Day - As I'm still behind on this, I can't read the recaps yet. Should I read them anyway? Maybe? Maybe not? Maybe?

... should we just adopt Dae-bang as a DB mascot or something? Or has alligator already become the mascot?
Or was it that bunny plushie with a pig snout??

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Obviously I need to get a job soon...

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LOL!!! Me too! A better job for I am part time now. And yes, Dae bang style even matches with Dramabeans, both are DBs!

And we can let Alligi to be our mascot. I second your suggestion! 😃

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Fighting @javinne!!
I hope that you find the job of your dreams soon.

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In my head our mascot has always been a dancing bean that has an unhealthy relationship with subway. Like if the mascot were in a commercial it would be in a Subway--just trashing the store. And then it would right a table it had flipped, and a person would magically have a sandwich awaiting and the Bean would declare it subpar but acceptable.

Good luck with the job search, guys. I put in two apps today myself.

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I hope that you are successful, @isthatacorner !

Dancing Bean = DB as well...
the less said about Subway, the better, it will come and haunt us in our dreams... *shivers*

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Well keep writing until you do. I've exhausted all the good shows on the Dramabeans Reviews, and you've made some great suggestions.

Lawless Lawyer - Legal dramas aren't my cup of tea, but checked it out anyway. My oh my, the first two episodes were fantastic. Finally a great role for LJG. Finally, awesome chemistry with his co-lead. And as a bonus, it has a first rate soundtrack.

Also not a fan of sad stuff right now. But will check out My Ajusshi based on the rave reviews here on DB.

Also picked up North and South, so I can have something going in the background while doing mundane tasks. I've always wanted to watch that. It's been a few years since I've watched a show that doesn't tether me to english subtitles.

Good luck in your job search!

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I had the exact same thought as I was watching Chae Jung Ahn. Why can't we have her wardrobe?

Are you watching Lawless Lawyer in English?

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Yes. It's on viki and available in France 🇫🇷 !

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Really interested in Lawless Lawyer.

Only saw the lead in My Girl and really didn't get the appeal of that show except the male lead.

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The first time I noticed Lee Jun-ki, was in the movie 'The King and the Clown'. He was so different the next time I saw him in 'Arang and the Magistrate' , that I was very impressed.

Seo Ye-ji was great in 'Moorim School' and her acting in 'Save Me' was excellent. Her voice is incredible.

I can't resist this. ^^

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Love how you described My Ajusshi 😊 It's exactly how I feel, too!

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Thank you, @agoodheart! ^^

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That’s a lot of shows you’re watching/watched! I’m not sure if I’m jealous or not. Actually, I think I am jealous. Happy watching!

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Really?!
I look at this as the season of plenty. Thankfully we've had some great dramas to watch.

(the plan is to back to 2 or 3 dramas a week once I am gainfully employed... )

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I seriously do not know if there is any other drama this year that could top up MY AJUSSHI. It's beyond perfection. I came watching having no expectation and ended up getting my heart broken many many times yet still feel emotionally rewarded. How many shows able to do that?

I am going to miss Dong Hoon and Ji An and ofc, ajusshi velvety voice 😭

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@delailash have to agree with the velvety voice. Haha. If only someone could compile all of his dialogues..i might be a Jian, would never separate with my earphone. Haha

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I'm excited to start Live, but also scared. Dear My Friends nearly killed me.

And yes, Choi byun, Yeonwoo saves your ass every week, give him a fist bump already!

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I feel you re: your hesitation to watching Live. I had to put it on hold again because I can only handle one hits-you-where-you-live drama at a time, and I was already too invested in My Ajusshi. I found the first ep. of Live rather tedious, but by the third ep., I could tell it was gonna make my heart ache too much, as Noh Hee-kyung is so good at doing. Her 2004 drama, More Beautiful Than a Flower is one of my favorite dramas-- it's another heart-squeezer. (And that's another one I almost dropped after the first ep.)

My future self would like to thank all of the Beanies who've commented on Live-- my heart needs a breather, but I'll definitely resume watching Live and I know that your comments will mean a lot to me, and will help me to feel that I'm not on the (emotional) journey alone.

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I'm with you on LIVE.
I need to recover from MY AJUSSHI. I might never recover though. This show just wrapped itself around my heart and seeped into my soul.
It might not be for a good while...

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"This show just wrapped itself around my heart and seeped into my soul." What a beautiful way to describe what I, too, am feeling. It's taken me to a transcendent place and my heart is just overflowing with love-- I hope I don't recover anytime soon!

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For Live, I suggest that you don't marathon the whole 18 episodes because there's a lot of crying in this. I haven't watch Dear My Friends ( I'm planning to after I realized how amazing Noh Hee-kyung's writing is ) but I heard there's a lot of emotional scenes in the drama.

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I think that's a wise suggestion. I like to take this kind of a drama slowly anyway, partly to savor it, and partly to experience the emotional impact at a more natural rhythm.

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Thanks, I will definitely not watch it all at once. I'd give the same advice for Dear My Friends. I was a little concerned when @mary said she's doing a DMF marathon.

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Dear My Friends and Live are both tear jerkers but in different ways. I didn’t cry when watching Dear My Friends, but then again I’m not a crier. As for LIVE, no crying yet even at episode 12 but it does a lot to my heart!

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Hope you survive Live ep 14, which is among the best drama I’ve ever watched.

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Every episode after 12 has been a tough watch. I've been taking lots of breaks. But almost there!

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Its a really good advice. Since "Live" wasn't a light drama and have so much layer and weight in the story, i think people need to watch it slowly to savour all of it without feeling too much.

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I actually did watch Dear My Friends a year ago, but I stopped after ep 4. I don't think it's because of the drama itself, but more because of my life at that time doesn't allow me the liberty to watch. But now that i am so in love with Live, i might have to go back and rewatch Dear My Friends..

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A Poem a Day: Finished it.

Greasy Melo: I think this is the case when the sum of the drama is far greater than its messy parts. It's weird and wacky, but I already love all the odd characters, which means I'm ready to be thoroughly charmed by it.

My Ajusshi: A beautiful drama with the most precious love story I've watched. It reminded me of what being a human should be like, and that we're the one who get to decide what's important for us and what will make us happy. This might be the most satisfying ending I've seen in the last couple of years.

My Husband Oh Jak-doo: I'm just relieved that Jak-doo and Seung-joo got to spend so much quality time together and grew even closer. And Eric might be my new favorite 2nd lead male with all his hilarious antics and also his shrewd business mind.

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Love your summation of My Ahjussi, it is perfect!

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The only reason I still have Our Husband on my on-hold list is not even for Jak Doo, but for Eric.

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Eric Cho is the best thing by far about that show. But even he can't save it. I'm only still watching because I've come this far so I might as well finish it.

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Should continue suits, live and start pretty noona... and maybe some of the new shows.

But I can't bring myself because I am still recovering post-Ahjussi, and I don't want any of the other shows to feel like they are underwhelming because they're not Ahjussi.

It's like a post INAR slump all over again but completely different.

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I watched Healer for the first time not long before My Ahjussi and same problem. I didn't want to let it go. It just had this hold on me, lol.

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Hello, everyone! I didn’t write a post for last week so I guess I have 2 weeks to cover!

My Ajusshi: Just... wow. This show is magic. It’s one of those pieces of art that truly makes me want to become a better person, and I think that’s absolutely invaluable in our society. This show was about kindness, and how showing someone that they matter can dramatically change their life for the better. Ji-an and Dong-hoon will live in my heart forever. Ji-an sits prettily atop my favorite characters list. I am picky about my male leads and only considered 4 to be absolute favorites, but Dong-hoon easily nudged his way in there, making my top male leads a nice, round 5. Thank you for giving me these characters, show, and for showing us all that being a good person is more than worth it.

You Who Forgot Poetry: After a couple of frankly boring weeks (and one angering episode 14), I really enjoyed the last two episodes of this show. It was the Beanie experience that made the journey truly worth it, but I also loved Lee Yoo-bi and her portrayal of our darling Bo-young. A nice show that I will miss watching week-to-week.

Greasy Melo: I think I’m dropping this, actually. I’ll wait out and see if the reviews get better, but I’m sadly not feeling this one, even though I usually love wacky shows.

I started and finished 1% of Anything, which was a nice, easy watch with a winning female lead, although I was bored at times.

I’m currently watching Flower Boy Next Door and I’m really enjoying it! Its characters are delightfully quirky and I love Dok-mi. I may not have crippling social anxiety, but I can relate to her to an extent. I’m on episode 9 and I’m looking forward to watching more. It’s just a fun show, and easy to watch.

With both of my currently-airing shows ending, my schedule is completely empty! That makes me so sad. I’m looking forward to several of the upcoming dramas, though, including About Time, Why Secretary Kim, and Are You Human, Too?. This year has been a real winner so far, especially in terms of melos, but I’m hoping the upcoming rom-coms have a lot to offer as well!

I’m also planning on eventually checking out Come Here and Hug Me, especially if Beanie reviews continue to be positive!

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Now you made me curious, what are your other favorite male leads? @mindy

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Let's try to guess! Lee Min Ki?

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Okay! @wishfultoki
1. Dong-hoon from My Ajusshi
2. Nam Se-hee from BTIOFL
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?
Maybe we have two so now we only need to figure out three more! Any hints?

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SIG from Shopping King Louis

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@egads @pbnjelly513 ... I wonder if No. 3 is also Lee Min Ki from Dalja's Spring
(HAHA, we're worse than the Chief-Park detective duo in APAD).

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Best Drama:
Nam Se-hee from First Life
Kang Tae-bong from Dalja
Best Cameo:
Joo Byung-hee from Shut Up
Best Film:
Ma Jo-goo from Spellbound
Best MV:
The Coffee Sipping Conversationalist in Nell's The Day Before

I kid, I kid....@mindy

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@egads @pbnjelly513 @wishfultoki @kimbapnoona oh my GOD I want you to know that I hate you all!!!

And jeeeez @kimbapnoona let me live!!!

I kid but I’m crying at how close you all are I’m so transparent ugh

I love Louis but he’s not in my top 5. Surprise! I’m not completely predictable!

I kind of want you all to keep guessing but I’ll just tell you so you don’t embarrass me further. In no particular order, my favorite male leads are:

Park Dong-hoon from My Ajusshi
Lee Gang-doo from Just Between Lovers
Nam Se-hee from Because This Life is Our First
Lee Joon-hyung from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo
Kang Tae-bong from Dal-ja’s Spring

I love SIG to death but for some reason have never fallen that hard for any of his characters... he’s definitely one of my all-time favorite actors, though. 1 of 2... you will never guess the other :///

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Oh dear, we didn't mean to embarrass you mindy, sorry! *hands over some repentance ice cream* I LOVE to see Kang Doo and Se Hee on your list. I expected the latter, but the former was a pleasant surprise. :)

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@mindy You may be transparent, but your taste is impeccable. All solid choices who are in heart and actions good men.

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@wishfultoki Oh, not to worry, I’m just being dramatic (what else is new?). And I loooove Kang-doo!

@wishfultoki @egads @kimbapnoona @pbnjelly513 I love you all to the moon and back and I feel terrible for even jokingly saying otherwise. Comment threads like these make my day! 💖 I mean it! They also kind of make me want to cover my face with a pillow because all you Beanies out there really do sometimes make me blush.

Also, I realize that I said “in no particular order”, but who am I kidding? We all know that Se-hee is #1.

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Haha @mindy I know my job as unnie is done when I embarrass the cute dongsaeng so much that she feels the need to bury her blushing face in the pillow.

You are welcome. 😂😂😂

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@mindy I approve of your list 100%! I only haven't seen Dal-ja’s Spring, but that's a pretty good list you have there. I'm glad you took it all in good fun😊.

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*coughs* You sure JUNG Joon-Hyung is really in your Top 5, Mindy?

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@bammsie Oh God, you actually did it.

I am going to go dig a hole and crawl into it and never emerge, thanks.

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@mindy *blows a million flying kisses to you*

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Why Secretary Kim is on the top of my want to see list. Looks like it could be a good summer show.
How'd I forget about Come Here and Hug Me?
And curious as to the other 4?

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I agree! I just worry that after Mother and My Ajusshi I am now conditioned to cry on Wednesdays and Thursdays so Why Secretary Kim will be an adjustment.

And see above for my other 4.

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Thanks to @hades’s post, this week I am really enjoying the C-drama Moonlight and Valentine. The literal and mouthful translation of its original title is The Love Knot: His Excellency’s First Love which Viki goes by sounds a little ridiculous, but is probably truer to the feel of the show but in a good way. I do find the Twilight-like mythological premise intriguing: the hero who leads the Fox Clan originally from an alien planet suffers from dayblindness, moonbathes, with flowers as his main diet, and has supernatural powers.

Throughout centuries he finds the reincarnations of the heroine so they would fall in love all over again (talking about a spin on serial monogamy!) In the current life, the heroine who already has a boyfriend does not fall for the hero at the first sight like she does in previous lives. It is quite hilarious to see the stoic hero trying to learn the modern day dating etiquette and experience petty jealousy for the first time in a thousand years. The dialogues can be sharp, the pace breezy, and there is so much pretty in the show especially with the fox clansmen.

It could all implode of course before its 25-episode run, but the sweetness is satisfying to my early summer taste buds just right! Once I get enough fluff, maybe I will finally be able to absorb more drama nutrition from My Ajusshi, Mother, and Six Flying Dragons.

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"...My Ajusshi, Mother, and Six Flying Dragons."

You haven't watched these? I am so envious! They are all great dramas!

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IKR? I cannot wait to watch these 3 dramas! For now I feel like I myself am living in a drama with the central theme "timing is everything" 😅

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Yay!!! I'm happy you're enjoying Moonshine and Valentine. Let's hope it keeps up. 😊

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The car chase scene you shared was great and like you said, it feels like it came out of an old school action movie (maybe Hong Kong circa 1988? Did you notice that the driver side for the Beemer is on the right?)

I thought it was hilarious that the drama felt like a caper flick when they were trying to steal the pearl from the auction.

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So I just started Moonshine and Valentine, and had to pause during the car chase in episode one to say, I love this, and I hope the chemistry between the two sidekicks does not let up.

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It makes me so happy to know that you are watching this, @egads!

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It hasn't so far!

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This sounds intriguing! I missed @hades's original recommendation. I always appreciate a C-drama less than 45 episodes!

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Also each episode is only around 40 minutes! The short running time makes it even more of a breezier watch!

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Adding to my list!

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Your description of Moonlight and Valentine is much more intriguing than Dramafever's, and makes me want to check it out. Sometimes sights have such weird, or even nonsensical synopses that you have no idea what you are getting into when you press play.

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I just read Dramafever's description which sounds almost like a completely different drama. This actually makes me kind of afraid that "my" drama will turn into that one with all the "curse" and "misfortune"! 😂 Please don't ruin my fluff which I need to feed on for my squishy brain, Show!

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I'm not usually a fan of C-Dramas - so much censorship, so many episodes!
But Moonlight and Valentine sounds really interesting. And 25 isn't that bad for a C-Drama, they're often twice that.

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My Ajusshi - I can't even put into words my feelings about this drama; It is truly one of the best dramas I've ever seen with one of the most satisfying endings. Kudos to the cast and crew. Lee Sun Kyun, I love you. IU, you have a new fan.

A Poem a Day - A flawed but satisfying, easy to watch drama. I'll remember it for the poetry and Lee Yu-bi's loveable Woo Bo-Young.

Greasy Melo - Wacky. Messy. Lovestruck Jang Hyuk is adorable.

Come and Hug Me - I was afraid I would be in a slump with APAD and My Ajusshi ending, but I started this on a whim, and I'm hooked. The young actors are engaging, and I can't wait to see more of their adult counterparts. Jang Ki-yong is looking fine.

Secret Mother - Off to a good start. Song Yoon-ah and Kim So-yeon are great and the story seems like it will have lots of twists and turns.

Live - Finally arrived on US Netflix; I was intrigued by Episode 1 and will definitely keep watching.

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@missh miss h,

Thanks for the news about LIVE's availability on Netflix in the US. It wasn't listed when I looked a day or two ago. I'd like to rewatch it without the 6-day subtitle lag. ;-)

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Have been live-watching and enjoying SUITS and WOK OF LOVE.

Just watched the first 12 episodes of SHALL WE LIVE TOGETHER / MARRY ME NOW with fave Lee Sang-woo and his sister-in-law from LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL.

Rewatching GRAND PRINCE.

LAWLESS LAWYER on hold after watching the first episode raw. After the frustration of waiting for LIVE's subtitles, I think I'll hold off until this one has finished airing as the Viki subs are taking a while. I was looking forward to fangirling over Lee Joon-gi, but it's better if I spare myself the stress.

MS. HAMMURABI premieres on 5/21. I'll tune in for Ryu Deok-hwan's return from military service. Manseh, King Gongmin!

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UPDATE, 05/20/18

Re: LAWLESS LAWYER / LAWLESS ATTORNEY

I've either come to my senses or totally lost it, and have allowed myself to be finagled into decided to participate in the time-honored tradition of live-watching after all, thanks to my silver-tongued devils of esteemed Beanie buddies, @wishfultoki and @kimbapnoona, who played the REBEL Hong Gil-dong card on me reminded me that Lee Joon-gi can be a knight errant in a three-piece suit as well as hanbok.

I've taken it upon myself to call for another unofficial gathering spot for DIY recaps, discussion, ranting, raving, etc.

Details here:
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/05/team-dramabeans-what-were-watching-104/comment-page-2/#comment-3243375

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MIX - Feel good movie. good time pass. 8/10 watch it for Yui Aragaki.

Saiki Kusuo - 8/10 . Source is good so is the movie. Funny yet introspective of modern day teenagers. Hashimoto Kanna tried to get around the idols image.

Seigi no Ae - 7.5/10

Hanadan - 7.5/10 - getting interesting. Sugisaki is playing Rukia in Bleach Live action and also playing main female lead in Josei-romance manga to live-action of PERFECT WORLD

Love re-run - dropped

@sancheezy @frabbycrabsis ASAHINAGU is translated. Watching it now.

Wok of Love - 7.5/10 . Jang Hyuk. I have too much to complain about
Jun Ho's character Seo Poong. Fun watch. Writer should try to move forward now. Romance has no importance here. Writer trying hard to make it a love-triangle. Forcefully putting words into the mouth of characters when their is no strong value in it.

Marry me Now? - Now story has reached level 1 > Level 2 drama starts now. Moon Sik is a better character among younger cast. But i don't think writer is competent enough to deal with any of his/her characters, Leave alone many layers of Moon Sik.

Lawless Lawyer - is getting translated now. I'll try its 1st week episodes.

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I was craving some political antics of anwhere in the world and bang at twitter saw 2 trends
One was from UK - Exactly. The wedding not many are interested in.
2nd a Politics drama being played in and Indiana State - Karnataka. I read tweets after tweets and tried google news and read bunch of articles and i've to say, all this political drama was highly entertaining and full of natural trait of politics - Power and Corruption. Only Trump with combo of Kim Jung Un can create this level of entertainment.

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Sugisaki Hana is so good, I can't believe this is only her first time as a drama lead in HanaDan 2. But she deserves the praise, her movie work is great and I am glad she has more high-profile roles coming up.

Hirano Sho is still not the actor they should have chosen to play Kaguragi, but he's not as painful to watch now, he's ok in comic scenes and most of the emotional stuff is carried by Oto, Tenma, even Airi etc anyway.

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I don't need another forced love triangle (like Poetry), which is why I didn't start Wok of Love. I need more than romance in a show, so will keep waiting before trying it.

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Poetry was b- grade show and i dropped it at the right time. Wok's 1st 2 weeks bring direction issues forward than writing issues.
Most Kdramas 1st 2-3 weeks are usually above average and later everything falls off. I don't think typical kdrama romance will be portrayed in Wok as it has more broad a theme for both story and characters.

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For a change, I'm not actually sure what movie you're talking about! XD
I'll look it up in the morning when I'm less overtired.

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Oh my gosh, Asahinagu looks great! I'm gonna watch it right now, I'll update you next week!

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A poem a day- I'm happy with the ending and with this show overall. I'm probably one of the very few people who liked JW just like he was and he's definitely going in my top 5 ML for the simple reason that he was a gentleman through and through. Also LYB was amazing in this.
Switch- A satisfying finale to a satisfying show. Wasn't amazing but it was good enough. It was my first time seeing JGS and he did a good job portraying the stylish conman and the straitlaced prosecutor.
Investigation couple- I have a few issues with the FL and also handling of some scenes, but overall I'm on board, atleast for now.
secret mother- I liked it! the mystery is very well done and the two FL are amazing. The ML's don't really have much to do in this, I think. Looking forward to this week's episodes.
Finally planning to catch up on lawless lawyer if subs are available and watched 30 mins of come and hug me- I'm planning to stick with this one.
Still not sure about greasy melo- maybe I'll pick it up later.
Looking forward to hoon nam and jung eum

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I love Dr. Ye through and through. Even though for many Beanies the show fizzled after the Ye-Liner had sailed, I actually wish that You Who Forgot Poetry would be 20 episodes. Not only then we will get more satisfying growth arcs and conclusions for Min-ho, Nam-woo, and Radiology Bros, and even Dr. Kim, I wish I get to see more Dr. Ye's personal story and of course, more fan service of Dorktor Ye. It would also be such fun to see how the PT staff deal with the department couple.

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I'm actually ok with 16 episodes. I rarely finish 20 eps dramas. I doubt they would've given us proper resolution of all the side stories. Especially after reading the interview, I don't think they would've developed Dr.ye's character more.

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I almost wished part of that interview didn't exist....

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Interview?

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@fan has posted the above mentioned interview with APAD's PD and cast in this week's OT:
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/05/open-thread-552/#comment-3242076

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Thanks!

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Hi Beanies! I watched the finales of the three main dramas I was watching this week and I kept getting excited more and more by them. I talked about them on my wall, but these are my final thoughts on them:
*A Poem A Day: I liked it! Bo-young was such an endearing character. It's hard to choose a well paying job over your passion, but she was so good at what she did that I'm glad she got a full time position in the hospital and someone who could understand her love for poetry by her side!
*Prison Playbook: I really liked and enjoyed this drama! I love watching friendships unfold and it's super awesome to see friendships reconnect as well. In my wall post I forgot to mention Jailbird, so shout out to him, lol!
*My Ajusshi: Loved it! The story was built every episode and you wanted more. I was so satisfied with the ending. I cried more in this drama than any other, but for me it was cathartic. It was just so good! I'm the type of person that watches dramas to distract myself and relax at the end of the day. I prefer dramas that are romantic and funny and lighthearted. The farther they are away from real life the better. I don't need to watch something that pulls at the heartstrings or that is bittersweet. Well, at least I thought I didn't. My two favorite dramas from this year have healing dramas and My Ajusshi is one of them. I went into this drama blind, only knowing that IU and the male lead had a big age difference, but Beanies raving about it in the fan wall made me curious (Beanies always see good dramas!). The first couple of episodes I watched with interest and then suddenly I wanted more. In real life, I'm pretty lonely. I have my family that loves me and a couple of friends, but I hardly talk to anyone the way I want to talk to them. They are too busy or maybe I'm just no good at opening up. My struggles are not as big as Ji-an’s, but when Ajusshi started being nice to her and caring for her, I got invested in the drama. I wanted her to feel loved and have someone she could trust because I want to feel loved and have someone I can trust too. I cried many times for myself while watching this drama. Not because my life is horrible, but because I'm blessed in many, many ways. I'm shy and introverted and it's hard for me to trust others and open up, but I like myself. I too will live happily and stay strong. Too all you Beanies out there who also feel lonely, you aren't ever alone. Fighting!
*My Husband, Mr Oh: The will they/ they won't do the documentary part is over so now we get cute for two whole episodes and a wedding, right?!

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@pbnjelly513 You too, fighting!!! Let's live happily and stay strong 💪🏼

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Yes, let's!

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Happy weekend, beanies! This week, two of my k-dramas ended:

My Ahjussi: If I am allowed to describe it in only 1 word, it would be "masterpiece" 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

A Poem A Day: Writer-nim, you don't have to put down one character to elevate the other. If your character is good and great, it would shine through. Shame on you to treat your characters, actors and us viewers so shabbily.

In the meantime, I'm still watching Wok of Love. The premise is wacky (to say the least) so I kinda enjoying it and Jang Hyuk wearing suspenders is a treat to the eyes.

I also started on Come and Hug Me. Love the title and I'm intrigued with the storyline. Nam Da Reum's acting is just so nuanced that I see great things in his future! And how creepy is the antagonist? I'm all in unless the drama goes off-rail.

Currently on hold: Suits - not sure why......

So a few beanies were discussing their favorite male leads in British period dramas, and my interest piqued, I decided to watch North & South to see what the fuss was all about. Four hours later, I'm in love with Mr Thornton. Sigh.....as if my life is not hard enough choosing the many Oppas populating the kdrama universe, now I have to add British period drama swoon-worthy heroes into the mix. #firstworldprobems

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North and South is perfect. I've seen it some many times since 2005, I love it so much. And that final scene at the train station, it's one of favorite scenes ever.

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That scene was perfection - I may or may not have watched it more times than what it's considered healthy 😆

And their chance meeting at the train station, doesn't that remind you of k-drama? Maybe that's why I love it so much ❤️❤️❤️

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Believe me you are not alone rewinding it more times than what is considered healthy.

And did I mention the music of North & South? Great and so memorable. In heightened to final scene so much. I think I even have the instrumental soundtrack on my laptop.

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The music! Of course, I so agree with you about the music! It totally elevate the scene - now that you mentioned it, I will definitely need to get that instrumental music. I think just hearing it will fill me with happiness.

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You can get the soundtrack here:

https://northandsouth2004.com/soundtrack/

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Aww..... you made my day...thanks so much for the link! 😘😘

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You Who Forgot Poetry The finale was sweet and I'm happy with the ending. Still, I found myself yearning for more. I wanted more Dr Ye and Bo Young, I wanted to see what had become of Nam Woo, I wanted to know if Dae Bang would adopt another baby and I wanted to see everyone's shock faces when they know Dr Ye and BY are dating.

My Ajusshi Left with 15 minutes of this show, going to watch after I finish this post. It's almost as perfect as a show can ever be from start to finish. When APAD was floundering and Oh Jak Doo lost his mountain chic, this gem continued to shine week after week.

I hardly had time to watch any dramas besides these two, much less post on DB. Moreover with My Ajusshi and APAD completed, I look like I am going into a drama slump. None of the new dramas interest me except maybe for Come Here and Hug Me. I admit I am drawn because I've been quite taken by Jang Ki Yong's performance in My Ajusshi.

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I still have to watch pretty noona's possible disaster ending and then, also like you, drama slump... But instead of any airing new drama, I want to repeat😜, and My Ajusshi is definitively in my list

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My Mister: One thing that hasn't been getting much attention is how civilized the owner was compared to so many kdrama bosses.

Live: Finally finished, at bit late. I had a bit of a belieVability issues with the last two episodes. Does the Korean news media really ignore some of what they should know and stampede off in different directions like they did in the last two episodes? And then reverse course when a little more evidence comes out and they suddenly remember the other stuff they should have been mentioning all along?

Switch: Not great. My look-alike thought it was really fun.

Greasy Melo: Started late because rarely has a title been such a turn-off for me. Don't like grease or melo. And food porn isn't really my thing. If enough new shows are good enough I won't find time to continue with this one.

Investigative Couple: Silly, but fun to watch. At least the lab guy is not as annoying the one from Mystery Queen 2.

Come and Hug Me: Only a half hour in, but good so far.

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Drama watching status: Panda eyes after a marathon. No current ongoing dramas. In order of completion: 🐼

Nirvana in Fire 2: Not as good as the first, but I still cried my eyes out in episodes 26-30.

A Poem A Day: Thank you show for making me read AND write poetry again, even if Bo Young didn't get to do it. Thanks for all the fun beanies, no crocodile tears were shed.

North & South: After shamelessly promoting Mr. Thornton on the fanwall and inducing a wave of frantic hand-fanning, I decided to rewatch it myself. I had forgotten how gritty the drama was, which made me love the character journey and the ending even more.

Go Back Couple: Binge-watched this and LOVED IT. I missed it last year due to the hype that was BTLIOF. Thank you @raonah @jenmole @mindy for your unfailing support in getting me to watch this. I tried to watch the first episode at least 3 times but found it slow and depressing. Once I skipped the first thirty minutes, it was easy to watch. Characters I will remember for a long while. 💓💓💓

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panda eyes

Stealing this.

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Gladly. Every binge-watcher should have a set of panda eyes to wear proudly. ;)

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I don't get panda eyes. I usually have large eyes. But when I binge watch, they become smaller and smaller so much so that people around me tell me they've disappeared into my face. :/ How on earth this is possible, I do not know.

Nonetheless, a (dubious) congrats! ^^ Panda eyes ftw(?)!

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Oddly the same way? It doesn’t show up in dark circles (ofc, this is off the very few times when I have actually stayed up) but my eyes. Ah. They go from
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Episode 27 of NIF is 😭.

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No kidding. I'm glad I wasn't watching anything besides APAD last week - I had no more tears left to give!

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And IIRC I watched that episode in the same day I watched episode 15 of Mother & Train To Busan movie. I was spent & exhausted after. Lol.

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No you did it, I have to re-watch North & South again. When North & South came out, I didn't think that any drama could ever replace Mr. Darcy and the '95 version of Pride & Prejudice in my mind. But North & South did it. And now I am updating my Fan Wall with my North & South Wallpapers.

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Hehe, it was the same for me! I think you'd agree with my Top 10 Period Drama Heroes list: http://www.dramabeans.com/members/wishfultoki/activity/488789/

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Lovely list, thank you. How did I miss that?

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Wait, wait, wait a minute. Replaced Firthy's Darcy? Replaced as in took his place as in better than Firthy's Darcy? There's really not a better recommend than that. Its on the list.

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Colin Firth's Darcy is iconic, but the only reason Richard Armitage as Mr. Thornton is not as esteemed is only because the masses are unfamiliar with Gaskell's North and South. Thornton is an Industrial Revolution hero, because he is both a practical business man, but also a romantic. You won't regret watching.

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Yes, Mr. Darcy is indeed iconic and Colin Firth will always have a special place in my heart. But yes, Richard Armitage and Mr. Thornton and North & South did replace them. I just couldn't help it. And for the past 13 years they are still unbeaten.

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Darcy and Thornton are up there side by side in my book. They are the same species in that Darcy is the romcom guilty pleasure version in the gentry world whereas Thornton, the reality version in the industrialized world.

Nonetheless, not sure if I’d say this if they were not portrayed by Firth and Armitage.

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Oh, that was really fun! I'm so glad you cross referenced that, I don't understand how fan walls work so I never see them.

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If you click on “Beanies” you will see the beanie fan wall. To post you need to click on your avatar and go to “Fanwall”. Don’t know if I’d recommend it because I spend way too much time there, but it’s fun. :)

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All of these dramas ended either this week or last week. Can't believe I managed to survive live-watching these and a few others

Live Simply an awesome show. The cases were dealt with care despite the sensitive topics. I'm just happy we didn't focus much on the romance. And Kwang Soo will always be that Asian giraffe prince from Running Man but it was interesting seeing him here.

APAD The Parties on the Fan Wall and poetry shared made the experience worthwhile. Lee Joon Hyuk, looking forward to your next project.

Switch Just finished it today. It was alright. A show I can watch while scrolling through the fan wall.

My Ahjusshi A.M.A.Z.I.N.G

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Lee Joon Hyuk is definitely on my must-watch list after APAD. No other K-drama actor that comes to my mind that can disappears, transforms, and elevates a character like he does. Jang Hyuk comes close, but I still recognize a little Jang Hyuk-ness in every one of his role but it might also be because I watch many more JH dramas, whereas I might have not even recognized LJH in APAD as the Weasel King if I had watched it blind.

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I agree with you. He has played such diverse roles. I remembered watching him in city hunter as the no nonsense, morally upright prosecutor. Then he did a complete U turn in FOS. normally I wouldn't have liked him after the character he played there; though I enjoyed it. But he again managed to surprise me in APAD. I never thought I would love a lead right from the beginning but here I did. Also I don't know if it's because he played a positive character here, but he looked so much more handsome here, especially when he flashed those smiles.

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The unrivaled, the unpolished. Beauty thy name is Ye.

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My Ahjussi ended this week and I don’t know what to do with this melancholy and sadness that’s been inside me since the last episode. MA consumed my soul like rarely any drama (I usually move to next drama right away without a second glance).

No words can describe how perfect this drama was to me. I wonder when any drama will be able to make me feel this way again...

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Is it that sad? I've been restraining myself to watch My Ahjussi because I'm feeling low these days. It's a pity because I like IU a lot and people are raving about the drama. But I don't want to watch depressing stuff. I guess I will wait and check it later.

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While My Ajusshi is a serious drama that deals with sad topics, the reason I cried in the end is not because it was sad (even though there ARE sad moments), but because the beautiful relationships just touched me that deeply. The messages that the drama give are just that poignant. The ending is not sad, and the drama is ultimately uplifting.

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My Ahjussi isn't depressing - that is not why we cried - because the message was so powerfully delivered and really strikes the heart when you watch it.
Trust the Beanies here who have raved about it. You won't regret it at all.

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It's not that it's depressing, but rather the gritty realism of character's lives is so convincingly portrayed by each and every actor that it feels real. We know these people, and we feel and empathize along with them. You cry along with Ji-an not because she is depressing and hopeless, but because IU's performance brings us into these moments, and we feel the barriers of her emotions breaking down along with her. It's difficult to explain, but I never felt broken or emotionally manipulated by this drama. The writing and direction don't force our emotions, but instead it flows naturally. While Ji-an's circumstances and actions are not ones most of us have or will experience (I hope), we can and do relate to her, as well as Dong-hoon.

I resisted watching Just Between Lovers at first because I was also feeling down, but in the end, the overall message was one of hope and comfort. The same can be said of My Ajusshi. The journey is a bit painful, but yet cathartic, and in the end is quite blindingly bright.

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What I watched this week-
finished:
You Who Forgot Poetry: Loved every characters(well, poor Min-ho), especially warm-hearted Bo-young.

My Ajusshi: Definitely one of best shows this year. IU was amazing- She completely changed my opinion on her as an actress.

Switch: Sadly I liked the ending the best where Sa Do-chan scam team strutting with sunglasses on(we saw this scene in other dramas- it always looks good). This show could've been more interesting if they were the main, I thought.

Oh Jak-doo: Oh Jak-doo and Han Seong-joo lived in the mysterious mountain village happily ever after (along with 3 grannies and a boy).

About to finish.
Pretty Noona: I like the second half of this show more than the first half. They felt like a real couple with real problems. Still I had Jun-hee's (WTH) face at the end of episode 15. And 100 min was too long.

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Investigation Couple: Solid casts. Jung Yoo-mi character was frustrating at times but lovable.

Come Here and Hug Me: Oh I loved the first 2 episodes. It was like "Just between lovers" with "My Ajussi" flavor. Interesting plot and beautiful cinematography. Heo Joon-ho is great as Psycopath killer dad. I read Heo who turned down the offer at first said in the press conference that he was having nightmare every night, even had a dream that his left ankle was cut off.
btw I know they considered Nam Joo-hyuk and Suzy for lead roles at first. Excuse me for a moment to thank dramagod.

others:
Greasy Melo: It almost feels like a cartoon! Jang Hyuk is the best.
Secret Mother: Solid casts, interesting plot. Love to Song Yoon-ah again.
Mistress: I don't know about the American original, but I like dark stories of these four women.

Miracle we met: When Yeon-hwa said she was afraid that her husband might not come back because his new? wife(Hye-jin) was pretty, I felt her pain. Actually Kim Hyun-joo looks beautiful in this show which I didn't notice before.(I chuckled when Kim once said in a variety show ages ago that there were times she admired her beauty looking self in the mirror.) Anyway I can't wait to see how the show will end (who Hyun-chul will choose?).

btw How surprising Ryan R Reynolds (Deadpool) made appearance in King of masked singer. PD Oh Noo-ri said they contacted for appearance as soon as he scheduled for Korean trip (for his movie PR). She said the actor seemed to think that the program is similar in a way because contestants wear masks when his character wore mask in the movie. She also said the actor thought over which PR method he can take which Koreans are more used to. There will be American(FOX) remake of King of masked singer and is to be produced from June. Because they already approached many actors for the program, people already seem familiar with the program's concept. Oh also said, "Actor himself picked the song. Originally he picked the different song, but we requested to pick a song Korean are familiar with, and he...

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and he chose 'Tomorrow'." (He wasn't bad)

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Came back for more. Correction first:
Pretty noona: 80-90 min not 100min (It felt like that tho). Just watched the final ep. It went as good as it could. I was satisfied with the ending (This should've happened a few episodes back). What I consistantly disliked in this show was music(songs) (and they sure drank a lot). But directing and cinematography were well-done. (btw What would they have done without Yellow and Green umbrellas.)

Watched more episodes:
Suits: Good episode. Love watching Yeon-woo working hard. Love Secretary Hong. intelligent and feel-good drama.

Lawless lawyer: Typical story, but I love so many characters in this show, including Fabulous villain(Lee Hye-young). Love to watch LJK's fancy moves every ep. Choi Min-soo is waste of talent here(so far).

Secret mother: Slow and feel disorganized even with Song Yoon-ah and Kim Soo-hyun's good acting. I feel sorry for Gangnam kids. It is scary they even divorce for the sake of kid's(in elementary school!) education.

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So glad Suzy and Nam Joo-hyuk didn't say yes to Come and Hug Me. The former would have almost certainly been a huge minus on this show. Jang Ki-yong has only had a short amount of screen time, but man his performance leaves an impression (lets hope it stays this way throughout); I'm not sure Nam Joo-hyuk could do a comparable job,

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My ahjussi: Hands down my favorite kdrama. The ending was beautiful and i was enticed from the beginning to the end. I loved every single character and even the villains played their roles woth such finess. I will miss our ahjussi, dong hoon, and our fighter jian. I have never had this feeling, but i want to rewatch this show one day. I know ill definitely go back and watch a few scenes over and over. STRONGLY recommend this show. And if anyone wants to discuss this show or podcast it, i welcome you with open arms. I could spend hours gushing about it and analyzing it.

Rich man: same as last week. Its nothing extraordinary, extremely predictable and acting subpar. The lead is sooo mean to bo ra. But for some reason, im still watching it.

Suits: ever since my realization last week that odd episodes are better and more interesting than the even ones, ive put it on hold. I feel so guilty towards park hyngsik, but i cant bring myself to watch another episode. The law jingo is too fast... and his female lead is petty.. idk something is off with the show's pacing. (I never watched the american version so not comparing to anything).

Come and hug me: i desperately want it to replace my ahjussi void (jank ki youngs character basically is IU from my ahjussi) but i dont think it can. So this show will be its on entity. The sweetness of the girls family is too surreal. I guess its a buildup to make us feel for their impending death. This show is good but again, as it kinda follows up to my ahjussi, its not perfect (ugh gotta stop comparing). The father is crazy creepy, sick, scary and disgusting. The first week's episodes felt like a build up for a horror movie. Excited to see some healing.

Excited for about time !
Also, what does everyone think of meghan markles wedding dress?

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Wok of love: zanny and all over the place. But definitely comforting. Not my favorite, but its good to pass the time.

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It's funny you mention Suits, the lead actress of the American original is marrying Prince Harry today!

She looked very beautiful and glowing at the wedding, and her dress is very simple but I prefer her regular 'on work engagements' wardrobe, to her wedding dress.

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You Who Forgot Poetry: Finished this nice, slice-of-life drama. It left me feeling happy and comforted by the lead couple, the poetry, and the patient stories. The writing wasn’t perfect. I’m a Ye Liner, but I’m disappointed that the writer did a bad job with Min Ho’s character development and even more so now that I learned she changed her original plans due to the audience/outside influence.

Greasy Melo: Light & goofy. I like the different elements in it from the cast (Hello Jang Hyuk!) to the cooking scenes/yummy-looking foods to the brotherly gang. However, I don’t feel quite hooked by the whole show. Easy watch, not urgent.

I had no idea Lee Jun Hyuk was in Are You Human?. Barely followed the news on this drama. Glad to see him very active lately though. Will probably wait for this drama to finish before trying it unless the reviews are good.

Hoping to start Lawless Lawyer today since the Eng subs are finally available. 🙏 Been meaning to start Suits too…. And one day, I need to binge-watch Live and My Ajusshi.

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Can't seem to finish The Great Seducer and Wise Prison Life so I started jdramas: Hana Nochi Hare and Todome No Kissu.

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Yes to Todome no Kiss :D I finished it two weeks ago and still rewatch my favorite scenes <3

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The Great Seducer was a chore. I watched it for Woo Do Hwan and Kim Min Jae. May their next dramas treat them better.

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My Ahjussi - I caught with all the episodes so I could see the final episodes as they aired aired. I watched ep 15 and bawled my eyes out, at all the sad times and the good times. Ji-An breaks my heart. All I want is good things for her. IU is truly doing God's work. I hope the finale lives up to my expectations, since 15 fantastic episodes raised it sky high!

Secret Mother - Yes, I know there's a mystery plot there and all but my main reason for watching is Song Yoon Ah and Song Jae Rim and the chemistry they have!! Sometimes, I like just watching for the pretty. However, I will also admit that I'm liking how everything seems perfect on the surface, and the yet there are so many hidden undercurrents and some of them sinister.

My Husband Oh Jak Doo - Currently on hold. I'm at episode 18 and I fully intend to continue, it's just that I'm currently distracted by My Ahjussi and need to finish that first!

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Right now, only watching BUSTED (Which I absolutely love, the show is hilarious and quite intelligent. The PD obviously put a lot of thought to the mysteries) and HOTEL KING (I saw Lee Da Hee in Good witch and now I love her so I'm trying to catch up on her dramas)
Also, I saw the premieres of INVESTIGATION COUPLE and SECRET MOTHER. Both had a good start so I'll keep watching. The plot, cast and story are actually better than I expected. I think I'll need a few more episodes to warm up to the female lead in IC though.
Looking forward to PRETTY NOONA (now that the show is over, I can binge on ALL episodes), MS HAMMURUBI, and ABOUT TIME.

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In addition to catching the highlights of Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding, I expect Our Husband Oh Jak Doo to deliver a sweet denouement for our beloved OTP today. I’ve brushed off the road trip snack crumbs from my dress and I’m making my way to the wedding table for Beanie guests!

Kim Ayung-min continues to bathe me in angsty goodness in Miracle That We Met Where are the Grim Reapers? I don’t miss the mall CEO and I’m pleased his role has diminished. If @fencejumper (Andy) and @esther (IamPrilgrim) are still watching, I’m sure they share my relief that we haven’t had to hear him say “Target Penny” in weeks.

I continue to enjoy the snap and crackle of Suits. The show doesn’t waste time in dragging out misunderstandings. While the bromance is the show’s core, I enjoy watching the female characters shine here. We need more Da-ham.

Greasy Melo/Wok of Love. Food porn+Jang Hyuk. That is all.

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OMG how could anyone not buying into the show if for nothing else but "Food porn+Jang Hyuk"? 😂
(maybe that just informs everyone who I really am....)

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