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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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Life: This was an interesting watch for me, because it isn’t a show I was super excited to start, and the story wasn’t necessarily gripping — it was a bunch of doctors jockeying for power in the midst of a shake-up at the top of a hospital. But for me it was the director’s hand that kept the show compelling even when there wasn’t much going on in the story; the way the show was put together, edited, filmed, acted, and produced ultimately created this tense, nearly thriller-like experience in a drama that was the furthest thing from a thriller plot. In the end I was happy to see Jo Seung-woo side with his conscience and prove that he wasn’t the monster he was made out to be at the start, and the romantic side stories fell into place nicely. But of course it was the brothers’ particular brand of closeness and mutual guilt that had my emotions, and I was happiest when Jin-woo finally got his chance to confront his brother’s specter, acknowledge that it had helped him through troubled times, and wave it goodbye.

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty: I’m disappointed that this show is ending this week, which feels particularly quick for me since I basically marathoned ten episodes last week. I wish the last stretch of episodes had been paced differently, because man was I frustrated with Mi-rae being so inhibited by her fears (I get them, but they frustrate me), and am now bummed that all her indecision and insecurity robbed us of more episodes of happy cute couple times. This final week had better make up for that, and then some!

 

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100 Days My Prince: I’ve only seen one episode, but I like what I see so far. I want to hurry up and get to the cute mistaken identity hijinks, but I do appreciate that the setup is grounded in some emotion. I just expect the show to get a lot funnier and lighter once the contract marriage comes into play, and I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t what I came for.

Mr. Sunshine: Does anyone else feel like everything that’s FINALLY happening in the story now should’ve been happening twelve episodes ago? On the one hand, it’s nice to see people actively fighting for something at last, but on the other, I just don’t understand why we spent all of that time with setup and buildup before the action. Ae-shin’s life finally got interesting… just in time for the show to end. It’s weird to watch a drama and wish you were watching the sequel instead, the one where she’s a hardened independence fighter calling the shots and saving the world.

Thirty But Seventeen: The hero did a stupid, stupid thing. BUT he fixed his mistake when it really counted, so I found that this week’s episodes had just the right amount of angst for me—enough to satisfy the emotional crescendo we’ve been waiting (and waiting) for, but short-lived enough not to derail all of my positive feelings about where we were headed with the characters. Woo-jin still has a lot of growing up to do as an uncle and guardian for Chan, but I’m willing to forgive him, mostly because I have faith that the show won’t push their relationship aside. The uncle-nephew pairing has always been central to the story, which is one of the things I love about it.

 

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The Ghost Detective: Being a nocturnal person, I only had enough daylight time to check out one ghost show this week. (Sorry, Kim Jae-wook Oppa!) I chose The Ghost Detective because a lot of people were raving about the story, and for the first three episodes, I thought, “Hmm it’s just okay.” The show looks cool and quirky, like the horror version of Mystery Queen, and the Inquiry Agency Detective Agency gang is funny, but there’s a lot of background stuff they throw at you all at once when you don’t care about the characters yet. Then episode four happened and now I’m like, “Finally! A reason other than just Park Eun-bin and Daniel Choi to give myself nightmares.”

Produce 101: Is it possible to like a show retroactively? Because that’s how I feel about School 2017 now that I know who Sejeong is, thanks to Produce 101. I finished this a few weeks back and just didn’t have the heart to talk about it because it broke my heart that a lot of talented girls were let go when there’s one slot in that final eleven that could’ve gone to any of them. But I figured that an idol group ultimately needs to appeal to a lot of people, so if So-hye gets the votes, then she’s exactly what the group needs. Besides, if we let idols act, why can’t actors “idol”?

Produce 101 Season 2: Some beanies call this Broduce but I like to call it The Cure to Season 1 Blues, in the same way that a second bottle of soju hides the headache from the first. I only have the final evaluation left to watch. So far, all four of my favorites are still in the running (Samuel, Sexy Bandit, Jong-hyun, and Woo-jin). It made me happy to watch them be saved every elimination, but it’ll probably break me to lose them all at once instead of the slow whittling I experienced from Season 1. Good thing there’s Produce 48 to watch after this because that third bottle will be great at hiding the pain from the second, right?

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Can female leads See Dead People? The Ghost Detective lead obviously can; the Lovely Horribly lead went out of her way to say she can't, but we'll see how that turns out.

And it's Tackle Social Issues season. Voice 2 goes after dating abuse, while Ghost Detective (week 1) tackles bullying & harsh conditions in the army and also wrist-grabs.

Lovely Horribly: 7/10 And another ghost? It would be a shame if we didn't have enough, with Ghost Detective & The Guest.
Voice 2: 5/10 I thought they overdid the angry powerful father in ep 9 but otherwise the case-of-the-week was ok. Then ep 10 focused on the big bad and the male lead's mental issues, which don't work for me. If the FL could hear the voices in ML's head everything would be solved in 20 seconds.
Some Beanies say not to watch Ghost Detective before bedtime. I made the mistake of starting V2 ep 9 before nap time. Usually most kdramas will knock me right out if I'm tired, but that was much too tense. So I switched to 30/17 and was out within 4 minutes.
30 But 17: 3 minutes 51 seconds isn't enough to rate an episode. But I swear I liked it when I was staying current.
100 Days My Prince: 6/10 Seems ok, but I don't see see what all the excitement is about. But hey, I'm the one who is checking water levels to see if there really is a drought.
The Guest: 8/10. We have evil ghosts in two current shows who like to make people kill themselves. Trying to explain away SK's high suicide rate?
Ghost Detective: 8/10 I watched 2 weeks worth this week; days 1, 2 & 4 were impressive; day 3 just left me wondering about why the ghost can touch only certain things. If he's not solid enough to pick things up, why can't he walk thru walls? So far it seems like plot convenience trumps logic. Surprise, surprise. And I fell asleep again.
Anyway the Guest and the Lady in Red would make a nice couple and I know where we can find a nice priest to handle the wedding.

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In Ghost Detective, my assumption is he isn't actually dead, just comatose.

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He was cracked in the skull with a hammer. He should be dead. Unfortunately.

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Should be and kdrama are usually not synonymous, lol, but you may be right

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I too am also wondering about the 'drought' on 100 days My Prince. As far as all of the Ghosts? Halloween is not far off.

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If you are like me recently whose brain is mush at the end of the day and all you want to gnaw on is fluffy sweetness, Accidentally in Love might be your pancakes for dinner. This C-drama may logic fail you countless time (countless because arithmetic is challenging for my tired brain), but whatya gonna do? I am so in love with this drama puppy that 1 second is all it takes for me to lower my eyebrows with all the logic boo boo it makes accidentally (apparently I can still count to 1.)

The heroine Qing Qing is an absolute boss who not only has 1 but 2 (or is it 3?) hidden identities. A beautiful chaebol heiress raised by an overprotective grandfather, she runs away on a quest to find out more about her parents’ deaths by camouflaging herself adorably with thick rim glasses and painted freckles in their college alma mater (or is it really high school? Again, puppy I forgive you for peeing on my logic carpet.) Qing Qing is assigned as the desk partner of the most popular guy at school who is also an idol with popularity as adorably outsized as his ears. Through her quest she rules the black market snack ring, take the snap out of the mean girls, and tutors our hero to success in, yes, math (win for learning!)

Adorable fun lasts 30 episodes with breezy 30 minutes each. Recommendation of skipping Ep. 26 & 27 for some uncharacteristic anti-adorable angst.

Check out the gify adorableness and find out where to watch here:
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/kimbapnoona/activity/605069/

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Rabbit watch Hana Yori Dango with Beanies to kick off our Meteor Garden cross-cultural comparative study with Scholar-In-Resident @dokutokunaneko. Looking forward to be delighted by 100 Days My Prince these coming weeks and hopefully my schedule will allow me catch up on 30 But 17 soon.

Last but not least, I will miss spazzing with a dedicated group of Beanies over My ID is Gangnam Beauty which is ending this weekend.
Shout out to a few of the Gangnam gang:
@13infamyss, @mayhemf, @namedx, @noobita, @wakimary, @lurkermabz, @stpauligurl, @jillian, @cabanaalbana, @chandler, @mimu1234, @sparky, @mintkiri, @librarianerin, @therevels, @oldawyer, @thatstp, @kdramawithmaggi, @alaafia

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😭😭😭 I will miss you guys too!!! Thanks for all the fun spazzing these past weeks! So glad I found you all. We still have one more tonight! I’ll see you all later! 😃😃

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A big shout to all of you. It was nice discussing about this drama with you all. Usually I don't comment much but this drama made me come out of my shell. Last week I was not able to comment and missed you all. I finished watching last week episode yesterday so that I could watch Episode 15 today.(which I did)
I'll miss you all and hope we find another great drama to discuss about.
@kimbapnoona I read the synopsis of Accidentally in Love I guess I'll watch that drama pretty soon as it sounds quiet easy going yet interesting. Thanks for the recommendation.^^

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I hope you will enjoy the Accidentally in Love, @mimu1234!

There is so much delightful gender reversal in the show as well......a hero who looks gorgeous in drag as showcased in their school production where Qing Qing decides to be the "Beast" so the hero becomes Belle.

The show also features a wonderful OST with many sung by our hero Fiction Guo, and since this is a web drama with a smaller budget it actually uses the actors' real voices!

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I'm not sure where I could watch that? I looked at Iflix, which has some Cdramas but it's not there :(

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Hi @nico-ishk,
You can watch all fan subbed episodes with @zetteceniza's fanwall instruction with the following link:
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/zetteceniza/activity/596880/

Sites like ondramanice.tv is slowly uploading subbed episodes.

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@kimbapnoona Thanks a lot for the info... I will save this show for later.
I prefer to marathon the show rather than wait week to week. I saw it's only at Episode 7 so I guess i'll watch another drama in the meantime.

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Thank you so much for your recommendation! I sought it out recently after finishing my ID is gangnam beauty. It's quite funny and loaded with lots of puppy love. Now happily recharging sugar sweetness, lol! :D

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I have also now located Accidentally in Love. Everyone needs that kind of a show.

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Absolutely @oldawyer! Who would say no for more pure joy in life? 😆

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Omg, accidentally in love is indeem quite addictive, finished it in one day! *Shocked beyond belief*

Thanks so much for the wise advice on episodes 26 and 27. Watched those 2 episodes on 2x speed plus some skimmings and skippings, heh, so missed much of that wedding debacle nonsense, lol :P

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I am thinking about borrowing the complete Hana Yori Dango from our local library so I can watch it with my wife. And I liked episode 15 of My ID is Gangnam Beauty because it shows Mi Rae actually starting to believe in herself and trust in her guy. I am sad that the next episode is the last.

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Thanks @kimbapnoona it has been fun talking and even spazzing some about the show.
I spent the afternoon refreshing my website waiting for the subs to show up.
Very nice ending!

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It’s been a fun watch with all of you! Is it strange that all my favorite parts of the drama was what it did NOT have. No love triangle that went on and on. The second lead did not keep trying once he was told no. A nice male lead who actually asked direct questions and cleared up misunderstandings right away. Yes , he had one wrist grab, but when she told him not to do it again, he didn’t. A loyal best friend who didn’t waver, seniors who were nice and looked out for the juniors, a mom that was supportive and didn’t try to break up the couple. Even the so called “villain” had some depth,but she also was not instantly forgiven. And thank you drama esp. for no hidden birth secrets, triple slow-mo replays of the same scene, keeping flashbacks to a minimum, no amnesia, and not ONE car of doom! Thank you cast and crew for an adorable drama that I looked forward to every week.

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It was everything I could hope for a drama. My craving has been filled and satisfied...

Now I`m all empty again.

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@Sparky I could not have said it better- one of the pleasures of this show was the way to dumped so many clichés.

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My first kdramas was secret garden and boys over flowers (what can I say that was what was available on netflix at the time) and I legit thought it was the same director and writer for both shows because they had so many similar plots/scenes.
Me: “Wow, this writer/director sure loves amnesia, wealthy jerk hero, poor plucky heroine, and disapproving moms!”

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I'll miss spazzing with all of you! 😭 Thank you for making the ride more enjoyable! 😄

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I started 100 days as well! Cautiously optimistic...It reminds me of Moonlight, in a good way, but this writer also did that Krystal/Rain drama so hmm. Let me know if you want to do a group-watch for that as well! I asked the Hanadan group but natz & Jen aren't keen on it after checking out ep 1 haha

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Thank u all! spazzing with you guys made this drama even better. very satisfying ending.

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I also will miss a great discussion with great people. Thank you to each and all of you.

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OMG! I'm happy someone else is watching Accidentally in Love. Really became one of my favorite shows well, by accident.

And Qing Qing really is a Boss. She's not afraid of anyone, super smart and has no problem falling back on the karate spin kicks she learned as a kid.

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Yaaayyyy so wonderful to meet another AIL fan, @elkwesi!
There are a few Beanies who really enjoy it:
@zetteceniza, @jenmole, and @egads

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Lol also I'd just like to comment on the fact that I find it funny how the show likes to pretend that because Qing Qing put on glasses and drawn on frickles she's less attractive. Anyone with eyes can see she's still hot. And I personally like the look.

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Totally! I love her personality so much as Qing Qing in glasses and with those adorable freckles that I actually prefers it over her "pretty" heiress look!

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Her freckled look also lends itself to comedy more. I do not think that it is any surprise that our actress actually seems more relaxed and spontaneous at those times.

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AIL is much needed fluffy fun. Enjoy!

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My ID is Gangnam Beauty Ep 15 -

My top favourite has got to be that build up right before the highlight of this episode ☺️☺️

He wanted to see the old Mirae’s face. She freaked out and said no, not a fat chance she’d let him see it. He said why not, it was a face he already saw before. She said no, but the more they talked about it the more she hesitated in telling him no. He didn`t press her further on, said he was okay not seeing it even though he did miss her old face. She agreed and allowed him 3 seconds to see it.

Those mere 3 seconds were plenty enough of time to validate how strong and definite his feelings are for her. He looks up and stares at her new face - yep, whether it is the face from middle school or the face he sees now - Mirae is Mirae. She’s still the same girl he can’t take his eyes off of. The girl who is just like him - alone and lonely - but when you get to know better is very much fun to be with and has an amazing personality. The girl he can’t help but fall in love with every single time. There is no difference.

I love this moment too because this is such a vulnerable state for Mirae - to let the man she loves see that face again that she tried so hard to get rid of. The root of all her insecurities and low self-esteem. But she still showed it to him because he said he missed it. She was wearing her heart on her sleeve. And this became a turning point in their relationship when she realized just how much she is loved and adored. ♥️

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I also loved that Kyungsuk decided to relive their highschool years for her - to do the things she couldn't do. That was a very nice gesture.

When they made a trip down the memory lane by actually visiting their middle school - that was.. wow. It was hard for her to remember all that happened, but I`m glad she did - she looked at the Kang Orc character drawn on her desk and pain did not reflect on her face.

Mirae and Kyungsuk are two lonely people who found comfort, friendship, and love in each other.

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I love how the entire episode builds up to such an intimate kiss in the end of episode 15......MR mustering her courage to be public about their relationship, revealing and sharing so much deep scarring memories with KS by revisiting their middle school, and most of all, letting KS seeing her old face because to him she represented the only source of happiness in his past.

The kiss was gentle, affectionate, and *coughs uncharacteristically idol-dissociatively hot!!

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Yes, you are right and I very much agree - everything that happened in this episode resulted in them sharing their first kiss. It was very fitting too that they shared it in a place that Mirae holds a special value of - her childhood home. It was very intimate and heartwarming.

letting KS seeing her old face because to him she represented the only source of happiness in his past

Wow. I could not agree more. That was well put.

And perhaps that’s the reason why even though he couldn’t care less about his surrounding, Mirae walking around the school all by herself was something that would catch his attention. His eyes would subconsciously look for her.

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I love how MR gives KS 3 seconds to look at her old photo when KS gives her 20 seconds to put on a t-shirt. 😂

I would love to see an epilogue where KS goes back to their middle school with a big sander and obliterates the "Kang Orc" drawing off that desk with a satisfied smile in the end!

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😂😂😂😂 one of the many great things about this drama is the references on words/events and we get a de ja vu of them in future episodes. I totally cracked at that 3 seconds deadline right before I wept and got so emotional! Lol

The seconds get lesser and lesser now - Kyungsuk needs to step up again resolve this. 😂😂

Lol at your version of epilogue! I’m up for it!

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Actually it was "Kang Hulk" I believe- but either way it had to have hurt.

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I am so glad Kyung-Seok kissed her right when she felt the most vulnerable in order for her to get over her fears.
I am really excited for the ending while, at the same time, I will miss this drama and the cast. They really did well!
Their romance keeps getting cuter, the whole school uniform date was fun. The hamburger scene is so sweet. Kyung-Seok is such a gentleman, so thoughtful. Someone get me one Kyung-Seok, please!
I like Yoo-Eun's character so much. She's such a thoughtful and kind person while watching this drama there was so many times she surprised me. Yoo-Eun is an angel for reaching out to her despite everything, and I'm so happy that Won-Ho isn't complete garbage.

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This drama has some really terrible boys but makes up for it by giving us so many awesome girls! I love Eun unnie and Jung-Boon. Hyun-Jung is the the bestest friend a girl could ever wish for, and I hope that we will get to see more characters like the no-nonsense Yoon-Byul in Dramaland. I also love that KS's sister once learned of their father's lies is able to forgive and embrace their mom.

And who doesn't love KS's mom? She might be the coolest drama moms ever (of course, except for that whole abandoning her children part) with the chicest style!

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Yes so agree - we’ve really got a strong group of ladies in this drama and I’ll forever remember them for their #metoo movement. even if they continued to be mocked, they are resilient.

CEO Na - hands down one of the most awesome mom/mentors I have ever met in the drama land. Just when you’d think her life was over, she picked up her broken pieces up and is now very happy and content. Not only career wise but also with her family. She deserves everything that’s happening in her life right now.

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Ms. Na was one of my favorite characters- and so incredibly well acted.

There were some terrible boys but also some extremely good ones- and even a few in between. Which was important because it demonstrated the sheer stupidity of living the way the terrible ones do.

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Mirae is sooooo me when eating burger. LOL I honestly do not eat burger in public cuz I get self conscious by how much I have to open my mouth to get a bite and it gets very messy too since I wear lipstick all the time. First world problem I know but nope, no eating burgers in public for me! Hahah

I love Eun too. I honestly thought she would rat Soo Ah out, but look at her now! Doing her very best to protect her dongsaeng when the rest of the world has turned their back against her again. Very nice unni - love her to death.

RE: Won Ho - this guy is awesome! He was heartbroken but you can see he really did like (love?) Soo Ah. Even though he was angry as hell at her for making a fool out of him, the moment he found out she might be in trouble, he didn’t even hesitate and sought out for assistance to help Soo Ah! What a nice guy - I hope he finds the right girl for him.

That Soo Ah minion tho - what the actual freag??? -when things hit the fan she goes abandon Soo Ah in hopes she doesn’t get backlash for hanging out with her????? I’m glad there is Eun Unni in a world of full of Ji Hyo 😡😡

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Those 3 seconds were so important- and really the true climax of the episode. And it was important because of what it meant- she is willing to be vulnerable about something that has been such a source of pain in her life. This is the moment when Mi Rae decided to fully trust the man who loves her.

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Nods to everything you've said. I love their healthy relationship - growing together as a couple and individually too.

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Watching the finale now - I`m not ready 😱😱😱😱😱😱

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Beautiful episode, once again.

The highlight for me was definitely Mirae's preach on beauty standards to Soo Ah. It was like she was talking to herself, finally letting go of everything that is caging her.

I quote - (dramamilk's live recap)

I was not happy because I was not pretty!

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[It's] like we will die if we don’t get pretty.

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We get surgery and fight, why should we do this. I really don’t want to do it. I don’t want to do it anymore. I will, from today, I will rethink what makes me really happy. I will do it.

That doesn't need further explanation. I could not be prouder of Mirae. She's come very far and I`m so proud and happy to see her self growth.

My ID is Gangnam Beauty will always hold a special place in my heart. Each and every episode filled my Kdrama craving that I haven't felt in a loooong time; it never failed to pull on my heartstrings. Totally worth sacrificing my 8 weekends for this drama. I will miss it. A lot. My withdrawal is going to be so bad, and I`m sad I haven't seen a production promoting a Bluray Director's Cut for this drama - I need to have a physical copy of this stack up on my drama box set shelf. </3

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I just finished watching the finale and I am sooo happy with the whole story. It’s such a feel good drama although there are times when I want to choke Soo Ah. It is One of best drama of 2018 for me ❤️

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Oh def the best drama for me in 2018. I had never been this obsessed with a drama in 2018........ It gave me all sorts of them feels. TT____TT

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when mom suddenly hang up on a phone, then changed it to face time once she knew she was talking to KS. hahahahaha. i feel you, mom, i feel you.

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LOL. To see is to believe....

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Neither am I but here goes....

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This has been a beautiful show, inside and out. I'm so happy that we got to see Mi-Rae and Kyung-Seok be adorable and healthy in love, while we got closure and a new start for Soo-Ah. There is so much to love about this drama. I really appreciated Mi-Rae's speech to Soo-Ah, because to me that says "all these products we use are pointless if we're not happy with ourselves."
Woo-Young's character was so genuine and generous, he did everything for everyone out of good will and unconditionally,I loved him and he definitely deserves better. I'm happy they didn't put him up with Mi-Rae's friend at the end to rush things.
Yoo-Eun was a great character. I wish she had been given more screen time and lines. She would have been shown as an even greater friend to those around her. She was quiet but observant. Did not jump to conclusions and tried to get the full situations and be understanding of everyone's circumstances and was never prejudiced towards anyone.
Tae Hee did really good! Actually, she did from the start. She always tried to keep being herself and not let other's opinions bring her down. She's a foodie and honest about it, no lies, no pretending. She accepts her body and that's a great lesson. All she wanted was to be loved and accepted for who she is, in and outside. Too bad the guy was not really all that, but karma did him right. She deserves way better and she realized that and moved on.
I just couldn't stop laughing at his ID like seriously "I AM TAKEN".🤣🤣
I have definitely never had so many favorite characters in a drama, nearly loved the entire cast here especially Yoo-Eun and Jung-Boon. Loved the 3 older girls from the chemistry department too, and the 2 bestie guys 😂😂😂 he made me laugh so much at the end when he sang and made the honeymoon joke and of course Mi-Rae, Kyung-Seok and their families.😍

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I`m really happy too that there was no hint of romance between Woo Young and Hyun Jung - not everything has to end in romantic relationship to be called HEA. I`m happy that they are still friends who hang out even without Kyungsuk and Mirae with them. Hyun Jung seeing different guys in hopes she finds her right man, Woo Young waiting for that day till he is struck with "Love at first sight" bug again. Whether they actually end up together or not, we will never know, and I like that. A LOT.

Tae Hee - girl - this bae deserves standing ovation. She knew her worth and would not settle as an option for anybody. She`ll live by just fine and find someone she truly deserves because she knows she does.

Soo Ah - I really like how they wrapped up Soo Ah's story. I`m glad Mirae and her did not become friends - it would just feel so forced TBVH. I`m glad she and Mirae went on separate ways, moving on with no hard feelings. This is more realistic than them becoming BFFs.

LMAO at Kyungsuk's ID. I love that he has "THE" ID too. So cute. I still remember those days in class where he and Soo Ah were being teased as a couple, but he didn't say anything cuz it wasn't true and he didn't care. But then he turned and saw Mirae's sad expression. Gone were those days too! TT____TT

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But did you see it when MR gave KS 3 seconds to look at her past photo yet he only look at only for a second? He maybe just want to test her if she is ready to show her old self, but he is very sure that his feelings remain unchange ❤

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I agree!!! He did not look at it for the entire 3 seconds. When she started counting, his eyes were still on her. Yes, he knew his feelings would not change, but Mirae tho - "If you still like me after seeing this, then you really really like me." Girl, you were all he saw in middle school. heh. Anyways, on serious note - she needed that validation and boy he did it right.

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Life is that odd drama whose ending suddenly catapulted it into a 11/10 category.
A drama that didn't promise any easy answer for the problems it explored, instead asking us to think together about what we can do in those predicaments.
A drama that acknowledged that people's flaws didn't disappear that easily, and they just learned to compensate for it.
A drama that reminded me not to judge others too easily because we can never really know about other person even after 16 full eps.
A drama that plunged us into the middle of Sangkook Hospital's most turbulent periode, exploring what lessons its characters learned from that dark time.
Also a drama that brought its characters full circle by the end of the series, asking them whether they'll now finally be ready to face the challennges that jeopardized their lives in the first place.

In other words, a drama that owned my heart. I'm certainly going to miss it and all its characters.

Ghost Detective: Aww... Poor Sang-sub. Though I'm glad to see him joining Yeo-wool and Da-il to do some serious ghost hunting. I love how him not being able to see ghost didn't stop him from successfully scolding Da-il, albeit in the wrong direction.

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Nodding my head when reading your comments on Life @gadis. Everyone coming into full circle but grown a bit (or a lot) while problems are solved or shifted to different direction - isn’t life like that? I enjoy and love this drama and the ensemble cast tremendously! Something that sticks and rewatchable.

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Life showed up on Netflix for me now, and I wasn't very interested in a hospital politics show but you and DB are saying it's really really good...

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Life is uneven at times both in plot and character development, but the characters' journeys make up for it. Hopefully you enjoy it. ☺

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Hheheh @mary I love that new name! And you are already on the final evaluation? Awesome! I can't wait to hear what you feel about the final 11! Still surprised you haven't got yourself spoiled by who actually make the final Wanna One team! :P

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I know Daniel is one cos girlfriday talked about him in a What We're Watching post before XD

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Oh yeah GF had a Daniel-resembles-puppies phase! 'Twas fun! :D

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Kang Daniel is everywhere in Korea. It's impossible to miss him.

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Thirty But Seventeen All the revelations in one week. The pace of show progressed too fast which I wanted in the last 2 weeks itself. Btw How many episodes does this show has? On wiki it's showing 40(20), asianwiki 36(18) and mydramalist 32(16) episodes. I'm confused now.
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty I'm enjoying this show a lot. I don't have to fast forward a single scene too. I never thought i'll feel anything for Soo-Ah but here I'm feeling pity for her and thinking things should be fine with her. Even though she was the among the worse characters I don't feel she should get stalked or get harmed.
I love how Mi-Re has gained confidence and how Kyung-Seok supports her each time.
100 days my Prince Though the start was little on the heavier side and the story will have its own share of angst later on still I'm quiet enjoying the humor side. I love their acting and the child actors were so cute.
I'm planning to start Devilish joy & The Guest today. There are so many shows in my Watch list and so little time. Real life has been pretty hectic.

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I believe it is 32(16), apparently that is what it says on Viki and licensed the show, so they would know. There was an argument about it in one of the earlier posts.

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RE: Soo Ah - no one deserves to be harmed and stalked, yes. It sucked that she had to learn this in the hard way.

I've mentioned this on your guys' fan wall, but seeing Soo Ah's past still makes me indifferent to her. She knew how it felt to be a dirt, but she still went ahead and made people feel like one just so she could avoid being "the" dirt. Her constant put down on Mirae's face and now perfume being an artificial scent - just how low can she get.

Her life is sad and lonely. Regardless of how “happy” she is at uni with everyone’s attention on her, at the end of the day, she still goes back to that same dark room reliving every moment of her misery.

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Yes!! Her life is sad and lonely and she brought all this upon herself. Her childhood past doesn't make me pity her but yes her current state sure does. She doesn't even have 1 friend too but yes it's her fault only.
Though I hope to see her redemption soon coz such evil characters should not stay in society. (Off to watch the end episode, I'm not ready yet to say good-bye to this wonderful show.)

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Honestly the manwa did her backstory MUCH better - she wasn't just bullied, she was abused and neglected from birth by her grandmother and abandoned by her mother. Her internal dialogue was so very broken you knew she had serious issues. All her manipulations were extreme self-protective instincts. Not that it fully justifies her actions, but in the manwa you understand that this is a girl that needs serious therapy and doesn't have the ability to make judgments like that she's doing to others what was done to her - she is just too broken, like a puppy that's been kicked since birth biting anyone that comes near her. They didnt take enough time in the drama to show just how bad her childhood had been - she was more animal than human. She had never been shown how to bathe herself!

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The reason why Thirty But Seventeen suffers undecided numbers of episodes is because of Fox Bride Star, which will replaced them once its over. It's because Fox Bride Star often changing its titles (from FBS -> Incheon Airport People -> back to FBS again) and having difficulties casting the couple leads (from Hyun Bin x Park Shin Hye -> Park Bo Gum x Suzy -> Lee Je Hoon x Chae Soo Bin). Luckily the 30but17 scriptwriter able to deliver despites the situation.

As for My ID is Gangnam Beauty, Soo Ah is not deserved to be stalked and harmed, but she already invaded Mi Rae's privacy (if finding unwanted pictures and calling her highschool's ex-crush is considered privacy invasion), so yeah an eye for an eye, I guess.

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- Completed -

Your House Helper: I loved the friendship ! The girls friendship, the friendship they had with Ji Woon, the guys friendship... just every relationship ! (well even the main couple's chemistry was more of friends than lovers) Special mention to Lawyer Kim Jin Kook ! I could feel his awkwardness and second hand embarrassement through my screen. Lee Ji Hoon really suits comedic characters. Also, it was nice to see Kim Sun Ho as a cameo. I like that Go Won Hee's love interests in Strongest Deliverman keep appearing in her projects.

- Currently watching -

100 Days My Prince: ep 2. As always in sageuks, I have to applaud the young actors performance ! Nam Ji Hhyun plays spunky heroines well and I hope she will keep this part of her that made me and the Crown Prince fall for her. Concerning the court's politics... Nothing's happening here but I'm curious to find who the father of the Crown Princess's baby is. Adding a bit of fangirling here. I was happy to see Do Ji An until we knew he was a cameo. He was still great ! Luckily there's Kim Sunho.

A-Teen: ep 12. Okay, Siwoo and Doha are cute. He finally confessed I can die happily.

Hide and Seek: ep 7-8. Chae Rin has seriously no luck. If it's not Psycho Grandma, it's Father-in-law giving her false hope. She has her own crasy side but it can't compare to other evil people. And the driver kissing her on his wedding day AND Soo Ah/his bride catching them was the worse ! Oh makjang force incoming !

My ID is Gangnam Beauty: ep 15. Mi Rae and Kyung Seok are enjoying their dates. Nice. Whereas Soo Ah needs help even if she did terrible things. Eun tries to reach for her but as long as Soo Ah herself doesn't take her pride aside, she will end in an even worse situation.

The Ghost Detective: ep 7-8. I'm still wondering why Da Il can touch doors and all but not touch a doorknock. It's killing (no pun intended) not to know why. At least, they showed how to feed a ghost. In Oh My Ghostess I think, it was also explained that ghosts ate offering at funerals. I didn't expect the forensic girl to have supernatural powers. It brings one more player and might make things more interesting. She could even be connected to the woman in red. This woman herself is mysterious. Why is she targeting these people ?

The Guest: ep 2. Strong premiere ! It might become one of my favorite 2018 drama (I feel like I said it too many times). Wonderfully creepy and intriging, that's why I signed up for !

Unnatural is on hold.

- Dropped -

Meteor Garden 2018 at ep 10 and Shall We Live Together at ep 20.

- Plan to watch -

Prison Playbook, Voice 2 and Ping Pong Ball with Ji Soo.

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Yes to all you wrote about the Helper!! I really enjoyed Lee Ji Hoon's awkwardness here 😁

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I miss his character ! Can he play an akward guy in his next project ?

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My guess with Ghost Detective is that he is alive somewhere. In a comma. Hence the delay in finding the body.

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Yes, it would explain his current "ghost" situation.

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I agree with you about Lee Ji Hoon. It is no small thing to have real comedic genius- it actually requires more talent than anything else. And to me, the real emotional climax of that last episode is the moment when it is actually Sang A who pulls out rings and proposes to Kim Jim Kook- precisely because it means that she has seen beyond his awkwardness. (And because it was a great reminder that the nice guys finish last thing only applies in High Scholl- later on it is a different story.) I really enjoyed Your House Helper.

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Jin Kook is a nice guy, even if he was too persistent while pursuing Sang A at times but it's because of his awkwardness. Lee Ji Hoon did a great job !

It felt right that Sang A was the one proposing. She always wanted to design her ring. Also, it's better for both of them that she took the lead because Jin Kook would never been able to propose the way she wanted.

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I broke my resolution (to finish the last batch of dramas before I start the new ones)... and watched 100 Day Prince... and from the originally planed 10 mins of checking out I suddenly found myself at the end of the episode... then second episode followed and now I can't wait for the next week! DO and Nam Ji Hyun 😍 And my bias Kim Sun Ho 😍. I surprisingly also liked the politicking and who and why wants to kill the Crown Prince. And the cinematography is beautiful.

And then I couldn't resist my guilty pleasure Devilish Joy... I see Choi Jin Hyuk's amused smile and I'm melting... 😍😁

I did finish Marry Me though. It suffered the general kdrama problem of a better first part than the second one. Too much time spent on Disease and Bad Dad... I would rather watch twin sister's growth and more realistic conflicts between Bio Dad and New Dad. Or some office drama with Awesome Competent Hero Moonshik 😁 (yes, he was my favourite character 🙂 He and then the Doctor's Couple). I don't regret watching it though, it was a nice weekender, good for easy watch before sleep.

And more my RL didn't allow...

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Choi Jin Hyuks amused eyes are gold! That's a first time I see him smiling a lot.

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It's honestly the only thing keeping me in right now... but it's a very strong one 😁

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Is Devilish Joy worth watching just for CJH? I really really liked him in the first two episodes, but I dropped it because I felt like the plot was just too bad.

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Not sure... I actually think from the 4 available episodes the best one was the first (just because their falling in love was so cute and genuine)... but I'm too weak to resist CJH's smile... 😊 Plus I liked the lead actress in Fight My Way...

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I think he showers again in episode 3 or 4 ;)

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The character of Moon Shik had so much potential but in the hands of an incompetent writer he became another generic kdrama character. The whole show lacked any kind of coherence and logic and so i rightfully put it in Low-Quality-Trash Category.

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Marry Me Now is over. The ending was sweet with some illogical stuff stuck in to make it work. *sigh* I should not complain. I would be incapable of writing 4 episodes, much less 50. This drama has the best birth secret EVER.

I just watched an Indian movie from the late 90's called Kuch Kuch Hota Hai with the ever gracious Rabbit Beanies...!

Now I'm going to start 30 but 17. I'm just a bit late to the party... ^^

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I dropped Marry Me but your comment made me curious about the secret birth. Should I just pick it up again ?

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If I'm correct of what Rukia means it was one of the most innovative Birth Secret I have ever met in a kdrama 😁

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It is the best use of this trope ever!
If you want to read the Beanie commentary, here's a link to the OT from the first week it came out where we discussed it:
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/03/open-thread-544/#comment-3266989

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It's the most creative, organic use I've encountered. You can follow the link in the comment below to find out what happens when...
This was a satisfying drama to watch. I recommend it!

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I want to know about the birth secret. T__T
Did you liked Kuch kuch hota hai? Being a Shah Rukh Khan fan I loved that movie but now being a grown up it's ill-logical and sexist too, though I still love that movie. :P
You'll enjoy watching Thirty but Seventeen.

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The earlier part of the movie reminded me of West Side Story and Grease! I enjoyed it very much!
I need to figure out how I can watch more movies from India.
Movie suggestions welcome! 💗

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If you like kutch kutch hota hai, then check out other karan johar movies. Just a warning though, they are all filled with cliche tropes and even some politically incorrect concepts. It would be nice to leave out student of the year and ae dil hai mushkil.

My suggestion for you includes three idiots, tare sameen par, masaan, raincoat, pk, lunchbox and devdas. There are a lot of regional movies too.

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Greatly appreciate your suggestions! I'll look them up tomorrow... ^^

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Another good one for that list is "Like Stars on Earth" with Aamir Khan. LOVED this!

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maybe kal ho na hoo ? i am not a regular indian movie watcher myself, but i know KKHH was such a big deal at that time, so i took a look brief for others when i stumbled on Kal Ho Na Hoo. i was interested at the Kal Ho Na Hoo music video which I saw somewhere. the song was very light, and sad, very different with usual indian song i'd heard at that time. but the most curious one, i couldn't figure out how the story between those three in video. then i looked it up and found that it was taken from a movie. the movie itself still have Indian cliche and originality, but the story line is not. it is sweet but sad at the same time, just like when i heard the song. you can check the MV in you tube and see if you are interested, or better just directly watched the movie to avoid spoiler. while i was writing this, i searched again that video in youtube, and all the sad feelings is coming back. i feel like i am gonna cry again. if i must say, kal ho na ho is better than kuch kuch hota hai.

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Another Shah Rukh Khan oldie-but-goodie is Veer Zaara.

And I agree, I think you'll really like 30 but 17-- it's so full of 💗.

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All the above suggestions are awesome. I'll recommend Swades, Chakde India, Rang De Basanti, Dangal.^^

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@amylovesoppa, @stpauligurl, @junah, @risaa, @mimu1234,
Thank you all for your suggestions!! 💗 💖 ❤️
Now I have to figure out how watch all of these... 💕

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All the other beanies have suggested you great movies. My recommendations are Black and Raazi

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*write this down...*
Thank you! <3

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I am only a few episodes into 30 but 17- keep meaning to watch more but something else always seems to come up.

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It gets better and better.

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I gave a few Indian movies a try from Netflix. I really really had fun watching one called Jab We Met. Rom com about a guy really down who meets a hyper positive and fun girl on a train. She's already taken though so the movie is partly about how he wins her anyway. I might try out this Kuch Kuch one.

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Cool! It's also on Netflix here...
Thank you!

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Alas, I couldn’t finish The Ghost Detective and Devilish Joy this week, though I think with all the shows ending next week there will be more time to do so. With school looming, I will have to limit my drama watching to 4 shows. But I want to watch both The Smile Has Left Your Eyes & Room No.9! Decisions, decisions…

Thirty But Seventeen (Fan Wall Spazzing):
I don’t know whether the show was actually intended to be 16 episodes long or suffered a cut from the original plan of 20, but what I do know is that dropping all the bombshells suddenly in one week ruins the pacing of the show. Of course, I’m delighted that the noble idiocy trope has been subverted and that Chan’s familial love for her uncle won out over his crush, but I do feel like the show could have positioned the minor revelations earlier (like Chan learning about the relationship or even Ri An meeting the uncle again) so the plot could have advanced much more organically.

Lovely Horribly:
If you ever need interesting confession lines, there’s two of them in this week’s episodes: ‘I like seeing you cry. I can make you laugh if you cry.’ & ‘I want to use this pity that you feel.’ That aside, it’s interesting to see how Writer Ki and Yoon Ah go the distance to achieve their selfish goals, though both are equally suspicious for the fire 8 years ago that took the lives of the 2 ghosts around the main characters. I think that the key to breaking the twisted fate between the main OTP lies in reversing the effects of the spirit ceremony, but for now the male lead’s past will have to be resolved.

100 Days My Prince:
The palace politics bore me to death (king puppeteering trope is overused already) and it doesn’t help that the my-father-killed-your-father angst factor is already deployed in the setup and waiting in the sidelines. With the thanks given during the credit roll, we certainly won’t be seeing the male lead’s mother or the bodyguard again which means that the male lead is now truly alone without family or friends (I don’t think the king or the eunuch count). The main mystery for now is who exactly the female lead’s brother is: Moo Yeon is a suspect but I wouldn’t assume at this stage.

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Familiar Wife:
Colour me unimpressed: I’m disappointed by this week’s episodes, where the main theme was male lead’s noble idiocy playing out in full force and almost succeeding if not for the cliche cliffhanger (the setup was rushed) that dramatically reveals his overpowering love (yawn). Other than the main OTP, the other characters were barely touched: 2nd leads’ fates were just referenced at the bare minimum and the bank characters’ arcs were forgotten, though there was satisfactory development for Joo Eun and Sang Sik. Jang Seung Jo can always sing more though: it sounded so good!

My ID is Gangnam Beauty (Fast-Forwarded):
Even if it was a nod to the webtoon, that backhug cliffhanger was a strange way to end off all the dating shenanigans this week after the leads confirmed their feelings for each other, given that the female lead still feels insecure about going public with the relationship the male lead (her self-esteem is the main point of the whole story, not the fluffy romance!). I do think the writer misstepped with Soo Ah’s looming troubles: Dong Woon’s arc was rushed and frankly unneeded when her stringing along Won Ho and Tae Young (even Chan Woo to some extent) would have been enough.

Life (Fast-Forwarded):
‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’ is an apt descriptor for this show, as it had so much potential: for hospital politics, we could have Dr Ye vs Dr Kim (with nuanced characters in Dr Oh and Dr Lee), for Mr. Gu’s undercover takedown of Hwajeong, we could have featured more of his mole and secretary, for family drama, we could have focused on the guilt within the two Ye brothers and their interactions with Dr Joo and No-eul. This writer would have pulled off each of these arcs brilliantly separately but she fell short of her ambitions, though I did appreciate the characters’ arcs a lot.

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The reason why Thirty But Seventeen suffers undecided numbers of episodes is because of Fox Bride Star, which will replaced them once its over. It's because Fox Bride Star often changing its titles (from FBS -> Incheon Airport People -> back to FBS again) and having difficulties casting the couple leads (from Hyun Bin x Park Shin Hye -> Park Bo Gum x Suzy -> Lee Je Hoon x Chae Soo Bin). Luckily the 30but17 scriptwriter able to deliver despites the situation.

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With a flu plenty of time in bed and kid at school or in grandmother's place I spent my time watching everything and I finished empty by yesterday night so I was like what to rewatch.

The Scent of a Woman got to be my choice - it pulls all the strings of my heart. It's not the best melo, but it has it's charm. Episode 8 is epic - tango danced with so much desire and sadness as it should be, just why Kim Sun Ah is styled so badly?

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I hope you feel better quickly.

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Scent of a Woman is nearly my most favorite drama ever... For the exact reason you have stated: it pulls all the strings of my heart.

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100 Days My Prince I'm waiting for the fun part : useless husband, contract marriage, living under the same roof, etc. I love Nam Ji Hyun and her dramas. For D.O., like I already said, he looks to young for me, I can't see him as an adult prince.
My ID is Gangnam Beauty I think I prefered the moments when they were not dating. It was awkard and funny, now I don't know it looks just awkard.
Mr. Sunshine The BTS are very funny. I love the laugh of Kim Tae Ri :D
Thirty But Seventeen I love how each character is growing up. It's very lovely.
The Ghost Detective For a ghost and a human, I find that Park Eun Bin and Choi Daniel have a great chemistry. For the mystery about why he can't touch things or not, I think it's more like an active and passive action like open something. I didn't really like the reaction of the autopsy doctor, he's dead and she laugh...
The Guest The first episode way pretty gory. I prefered the second one. I forgot how Kim Dong-Wook has beaitufl eyes :p
Voice 2 They finaly know who is the villain, they finaly can try to stop him instead of Do Kang-Woo

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Oh for Voice 2, I read the season 2 will stop to 12 episodes and there will be a season 3 in 2019. It's a weird way to do things...

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What I watched this week in order of appearance:

Wild Romance: This weekend foray into trash backfired somewhat when the show became suddenly not-trash and then just as suddenly became worse than trash - which is to say it became dumb and boring. It’s a shame all the initial cracky humour of the rival baseball teams as rival kingdoms got leached out of it and that by the time the OTP got together I really couldn’t care anymore. Even Lee Dong-wook couldn’t save this one.

Thirty But Seventeen: I really am going to miss my weekly dose of this show. Now it’s confirmed to be 16 episodes, this will be its final week. I hope there’s a new dose of delightful coming up soon. Even with all the crying and attempts at Noble Idiocy, the show was pure joy.

Your Honour: I’m so glad I persisted with this show through its initial set-up phase. While it’s never going to be the most critically-acclaimed, it’s a satisfying and oftentimes-fun watch.

Time: While I was sad to see KJH go, I was looking forward to seeing the show pass the narrative to the female lead and watch her pursue justice both for him and without him. Obviously that hasn’t really happened. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised the writers are flailing without their male lead but it’s still disappointing. This week’s episodes highlighted how much of this show was held together by KJH's gravitas. Without that, it’s just meaningful looks, smirking and people running around. And that stupid cliffhanger? So dumb.

Risky Romance: No subtitle clangers this week and I’m embarrassed to admit how much I’m enjoying this trashy, trashy show. The fact the female lead has been utterly sidelined for the male characters story just makes it trashier. At least a characterisation of ‘consistently lobotomised’ has the word ‘consistent’ in it. And it’s not like a specialist endocrinologist who also runs her own private clinic has any work to do or anything. Servicing a man’s emotional needs is all the vocation a woman needs. Just ask Secretary Kim.

Life: I still have the final two of this to watch.

I could try to pretend I didn’t spend time watching the Taiwanese show Love Around yesterday but far too many people on Rabbit know it to be true. This show… exists. It’s pretty well a televisual soporific but I was amused both by Grandma’s ludicrous wig and her determination for her Grandson to get it on with his new girlfriend. “I cleared 200 levels in Candy Crush but you two still haven’t made any progress” may be my new favourite quote.

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I continued to be inspired by you finishing and watching Risky Romance, however I can't be mad at you because I watching Devilish Joy, which isn't as bad as Risky Romance, but still pretty silly.

I agree about Your Honor, what a joy to watch.

As for 30 but 17, I will be sad when it ends.

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Unless dramas are really really bad, I usually watch about 7+ dramas, work gives me a lot of time to be bored. lol. Hey you might enjoy Devilish Joy, I find it entertaining.

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I picked up so many dramas when I was sick but when I felt better I was still watching them. It was almost like work in the end. The fact I managed to get through all of them feels like some kind of achievement or something. I won't be live-watching so many again. Also, everyone's excited about the Ghost Detective and the Guest but I find superstition annoying so am not really interested in either*

*I am kind of curious as to whether Daniel Choi can actually act, since so far he's only taken the same role.

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My deepest apologies for the suggestion that turned out to be a dud. I think it was my second or third drama. I mainly remembered the first episodes and the fact that he knew his true love by looking at her shoes?!

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Don't apologise. The first half was pure cracky trash and then there was a brief period where it actually got really good and I was surprised. If anything, I was only disappointed because the uptick in quality gave me expectations. It was way better at one point than I was expecting.

It was just that stupid stalker plotline that went on and on and on until l really just didn't care anymore. There was so much humour to be mined in her dating a member of the rival team and it never went there. I can't believe they didn't get the OTP together until the final scene.

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The only thing I loved in Wild Romance was the song "Painful".

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I'm going to really miss hearing about Risky Romance. I'm so glad that the female lead has realized her purpose in life is to service a man's emotional needs. Too bad she wasted all that time (and money) in school first.

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Not wasted. She was able to be by his side because of that. Not to mention the pay scale.
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My ID Is Gangnam Beauty: MR and KS are very good for each other. I don't feel sorry for Soo Ah, but at least I understand her behavior.

Familiar Wife: Finally, the OTP is on the same page. Sad that next week is it but excited to see how it ends.

100 Days My Prince: I'm not a fan of sageuks but gave this a try because I have nothing to watch on Monday/Tuesday. The cinematography was nice and the acting was fine. I like Nam Ji-hyun but I don't know. Her character seemed a little too rom-com-ish, maybe? Verdict: I'm still not a fan of sageuks.

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Since Life ended I don't have anything exciting to look forward except Wednesday-Thursday ghost dramas. I usually watch dramas raw even though I can only pick up a little from here and there. But for these two, I think it is better to wait for subs otherwise I will just be getting scared without understanding the meaning.
Also, I have a tip for people who are afraid to sleep after guest and Ghost, ie. watch something light/fluffy/funny before sleeping. It works well for me, I mean I watch Guest first then ghost. Compared to the demons in the Guest, those in ghost detective are really family friendly and wat's with the red women and her lollipop lol.

At first, I was sad that KJW's role was that of a Catholic priest but now I will be more than thankful if he could be alive and unscathed until the end of the drama. Jung Eun Chae's portrayal of the detective lady is also nice.

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Ashes of Love - Completed. It's an awesome drama. Highly recommend. It reminds me of TMOPB.

My ID is Gangnam Beauty - up to Ep 12. Mi Rae and her inferiority complex.. poor girl.

Meteor Garden '18 - up to Ep 30. This is a perfect example on what happened if a 20-epis drama got extended to 49 epis. It becomes stupid and horrible. A minor character became a major one when she took all the screen time. I'm talking about the girl name Cai Na. Her character just came out of nowhere, and all they showed about her love story with her summer fling dude. OMG! This girl has nothing to do with the story line, nothing to do with F4 (sure thing Meizuo likes her), who cares about her! I felt like watching two different dramas with the same title. Also, Sanchai.. *sigh* I'm so frustrated with her.

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@meteor garden: this is a perfect example when you get rid off the original characters and storyline, put current idols while compromising acting and suitability to characters,and shamelessly keep using the big name of one of the most favourite manga and drama just to gain viewers attentions. angie chai sure did not stop in MG2 to ruin this manga for its fans.

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Life: Season 2, that is what this show needs. I need a drama about Director Oh and the Organ transplant guy. He was so interesting to me, much more so than everyone else.

Ghost Detective: I'm loving it. I like Daniel Choi's look and Park Eun Bin is fabulous. Plus the new twist with the autopsy doctor. Very Nice.

The Guest: OOOOOH possession. On a more shallow note the princes of Coffee prince have all aged like beautiful delicious fine wine. RIP Min Yup. Ghost stories don't scare me, but this is fun.

Your Honor: Oh the other shoe has dropped. The angst, SIGH, it's coming and I'm really sad about.

Familiar Wife: It's not my favorite, but Joo Hoo is love and that makes me happy.

Devilish Joy: HAHAHA, I love it. It's so bad, so tropey, and cringey. Will watch until the end.

100 Days My Prince: Cutteeeee. I'm ready like everyone else for the funny and more cute.

Voice 2: It's okay. I wish the Big Bad was more interesting though. He is a rather cookie cutter psychopath. Crazy without any cunning, relying on the writers making everyone dumber to make him smarter. SIGH, also Lee Hana's character is using her special hearing less.

Still 17: They took the mile. YESSSSSSSSS. Finally. However, our poor Chan. Woo Jin did him wrong, I hope there is a big apology tour for Chan, he deserves it.

Let Me Introduce Her: For why am I watching this show? I don't know, nostalgia for old soaps. It is solidly entertaining though.

That is all.

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on Devilish Joy. i can't believe i am watching this show too. but oh my , it is good. hahaha.

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For Kim Jae Won? I swear that man could make a political speech fascinating and romantic 🤣

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This week's watching has been limited to well-deserved binges after exams!
30 But 17 I was in the mood for a good cry, so I allowed myself to really get into Woo-jin and Seo-ri's angst and clung onto my tissues. Been a long time since I cried like that, it felt good!
Ghost Detective After last week's episodes I refused to believe that Da-il is dead but I think he might actually be dead. Either way, Daniel Choi as a literal ghost detective is why I'm watching this drama. There's a lot of unexplained magical stuff happening that I'm not too into. Like ghost communicating hearing devices. Also, is hoping the leads fall in love too much to ask for?
100 Days my Prince I'm just super excited for Kim Sun-ho to be back on screen and for Do Kyung-soo to have his first lead role. He's slaying it so far. I think the deep emotional backstory brought into the first 2 episodes are going to be vital to the drama's story, but I hope the sageuk lightens up from a melo into a romance soon. Bring on the cohabitation marriage hijinks!

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I also had a good cry with 30 But 17 this week. I don't usually cry during romantic angst either, but after all they been through, I don't know, I just got in the moment. And it felt good too!

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apparently there is going to be romance is Ghost Detective. I'm also betting money that Da-Il is alive somewhere, which is why he can't go through things like a "real" ghost can.

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your comment gave me much more hope in the drama!

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Anyone know where I can watch The Guest with english subtitles??

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it is available in fast drama, kissasian and all major sites. just search the drama name.

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It's not a legal site, but dramafire.info

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It is on all illegal streaming sites, but only VIU is subbing it so far.

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For me, all of the listed places to watch people have suggested don't work. Wait, I haven't tried daebak drama yet.

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yes, daebakdrama

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Ghost Detective: My new crack! I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm totally on this ride. It's more horror than I expected, but with Daniel Choi (he's looking extra hot..) and Park Eun Bin leading the way with Kim Won Hae (gosh, his heart-tugging acting this week...) and potentially 2 other members of the Scooby team, I don't feel as scared. And was that a Subway PPL? It was so understated and so well-interwoven.

Thirty but Seventeen: A heart-warming mini series that has maintained its soul and identity even into its 7th week. I love how everyone is so good to each other. Even the potential villain became a friend. The way everything was revealed this week was perfect, even those angsty moments when Woo-jin left and then came back. And then we find out that Seo-ri had a crush on young Woo-jin all along. I just want to flash fingerhearts all over the place.

100 Days My Prince: Intriguing, but has not yet capitivated met. Can't wait till next week for the real meeting between Hong-shim and her made-up-fiance-who-is-now-very-real, Won-deuk. Premiere week was more hero-centric and serious than I expected, so I want laughs next week. RIP, Dong-joo... =***(

Risky Romance: Should have been a shorter series and cut out the hospital politics. Or maybe should have replaced the dumb hospital scenes with interesting clinic cases (and why open a clinic if most of In-ah's work scenes are at the hospital??). This nonsensical show does its best when its characters, even terrible Sera, are being warm, cute, and smiley. 1 more week to go!

Hide and Seek: So the angelic, rightful heiress is going to be the vengeful one? I liked how fast-paced the drama is, but the ending of ep 8 felt like we jumped ahead too much. Maybe it's because I haven't really warned up to the male lead, who has been weirdly lukewarm to his live-in fiance and is only good for letting Lee Yoori/Min Chae Rin show how she can slay us all with her strength, her scary tenacity, her desperation, and the bone-deep love she has for her parents and the company.

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It's not just that the hospital politics in Risky Romance seems like it's cut from another drama. It's entirely the male lead's story. It's like the female lead only exists to prop the stories of other characters, including her awful sister*. This woman has two jobs, one of which is being the sole doctor in her private practice. And yet she's only shown taking care of other people. Ah, I can't complain too much when my trashy show is trashy.

*As awful as her sister is, she did NOT kill somebody. She is not responsible for his death. This continues to annoy me way more than it should.

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I'm impressed you can still watch this show. I was worried my blood vessels would burst and gave that shit up. I have no time for a drama that won't make me unconditionally happy!

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I've laughed so hard at how awful it is. That makes me happy, I guess? Sometimes, especially during the week when my brain is tired, I can't concentrate on a show that is genuinely good.

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I'm definitely not questioning the correlation between quality of yeah and level of amusement (watch an episode of Moon River), I just couldn't get much out of it. The male lead's behavior was funny back when I believed he was going to be gently led into his character development, but it got old fast.

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I admit I nearly dropped it when he came round to her house and accused her of getting him fired by telling people about something he'd actually done.

Like taking a video of him choking a journalist was somehow worse than him choking the journalist.

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*quality of trash 😑👌

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It was probably when he muzzled his way into their house and they just kind of accepted it that I gave up. I'm sad it turned out like this, because I was really excited about the pairing and the premise.

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It still drives me nuts when the characters blame Sera for Han-sung's death, because by that logic, a woman can never leave a romantic relationship with a man for fear that the man will hurt himself. Why kind of emotional blackmail crap is that?!

Sera is terrible for dating him and using him to spite In-ah, but he was the one who got drunk and drove around. Everyone should be glad he was remembered as a dear friend and not as a drunk driver.

And I agree that In-ah is totally being sidelined. She was crazy passionate about her work in the early episodes, but now we barely see her treat patients and do that whole thing with building trust in a patient-doctor relationship that she was into.

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