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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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Beauty Inside: There’s no way I could keep up with all the new dramas that have launched in the past two weeks, so I’m being selective about what to continue with. Beauty Inside is at the top of my list for a few different reasons, like the mix of breeziness and poignancy, the oddball courtship between our leads, and Seo Hyun-jin’s charming take on the cocky top star — she reminds me a bit of Jeon Ji-hyun in You From Another Star on that front. I do find it strange that despite a totally different story, a director’s style can be so strong that it recalls his previous works, because I’m getting quite a bit of Oh Hae-young Again in this (which I also felt with Introverted Boss). I wonder if that stylistic stamp becomes more of a detriment in rom-coms than other genres, because I can’t see how it would be a bad thing with a director who’s strong in action thrillers or political dramas, but somehow it feels overfamiliar and overused in the rom-com realm (it feels unfair to feel that, but I can’t help feeling it). I’m still loving the drama, but it’s a thought that sneaks into the back of my mind as I watch this.

The Third Charm: This show is light and simple, and I can see that it’s very pleasant, but I keep wanting something more of it. The leads have a cute chemistry and they’re a pleasure to watch as they navigate their relationship, and I’m a sucker for reunited-lovers romances, but I feel like I’m waiting for the plot to actually start, only I’m already at the fifth episode.

Hundred Million Stars From the Sky: Ah, okay. Now I’m ready for this show, and I think I’ll want to savor it. (I’m only two episodes in — don’t jinx me!) It has a really refreshing vibe to it that I didn’t realize I was missing in dramaland until it hit: It’s got a moody air but an unsentimental tone, and a deep undercurrent of tension running through everything. The directing is what makes this drama feel alive and crackling with energy, because there’s suspense in everything — some of them big points, like is Seo In-gook a killer, and some of them much smaller and mundane. It reminds me of everything I loved about Bad Guy (so we’re not talking about that crazy, unsatisfying ending here) and how inscrutable and morally ambiguous the hero was there. I love Seo In-gook so much when he’s being adorable and sweet (like in Shopping King Louis) or rascally and charming (see Answer Me 1997), so I’ll miss seeing that half of his personality in this show, but he does do a very good job of giving his character that necessary bad-boy vibe and enigmatic air.

My Secret Terrius: I still want to finish this because deadpan So Ji-sub is right up my alley, but I’m putting the drama on hold right now because I have serious time constraints and it’s either this or Hundred Million Stars, and right now stark melo is winning out over silly comedy. WHO KNEW THIS DAY WOULD EVER COME.

 

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Beauty Inside: I can’t believe I’m saying this, but forget Se-kye: moar Eun-ho, please!

Hundred Million Stars From the Sky: This genre is normally not my cup of tea, but Seo In-gook’s magnetism never fails to draw me in. I continue to be impressed by the way Seo portrays Moo-young as smooth and friendly one second – and shrewd and cold a split-second after that. I’ve always enjoyed Jung So-min in her projects also, and I’m looking forward to Jin-kang and Moo-young’s developing relationship (or should I be frightened?). Right now though, I’m completely enamored by Jin-kang’s relationship with her brother Jin-kook (Park Sung-woong) – they may be the sweetest siblings seen in dramaland in some time.

Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days: This is the sequel to last year’s hit film, Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds. It came out a couple of months ago, but I only got around to watching it this past week. I went into the first movie with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised by everything — the story, the acting/stellar cast, the cinematography, the direction. The films may have started off on solid footing because the original webtoon had such a taut and compelling fantasy story, but I applaud everyone involved in the film adaptations for doing such a remarkable job at bringing that story to life. Both films are sheer entertainment, and I can’t wait for the next two installments.

 

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The Ghost Detective: Why do I feel like this writer started with a bunch of great cliffhanger ideas then just filled in the episodes with whatever they can come up with to get from A to B in the story? At this point, I’m only watching this for the A Few Good Men team because the actors are all awesome, though I also find the crazy PPL amusing. I hope that PPL car comes in more colors. I’m curious what outrageous excuse they’ll come up with next for stopping a character on the street and handing them a shiny new key.

The Guest: I like this development that some people do terrible things because they’re terrible people, no demon possession required. And that these same people won’t have compunctions about worshiping the devil if it gets them what they want in this world. Isn’t that so true to life? Speaking of problematic gods, Drama Gods sure have a sick sense of humor, giving us our long-awaited (sort of) lead role for Kim Jae-wook, complete with shirt-unbuttoning scene… only to shower his abs with blood. Surely, that’s malice that can only come from an evil spirit?

Life: There are a lot of beautiful essays written about the ending, so I’ll just squee about Lee Jun-hyuk’s cameo and how much I miss him as Forest of Secret’s resident weasel. Seeing him in peak smarmy form in Life only hypes me up even more for the next season of Forest of Secrets, though I can’t remember if that’s a done deal or just one of the “we’re planning it” things dramaland throws around just to get us to lay off their backs about sequels. *lights a candle for Liar Game 2*

 

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My Secret Terrius: The spy stuff in this show continues to be ridiculous, and I continue to not care because everything else is wonderful. Seriously, Agent Yoo, Agent Ra and even Bon show so little interest in preserving their secret identities that it’s almost a running joke. But Bon + Joon-Joon is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, and I love Ae-rin: her commitment to her kids, her open-hearted but still smart and tough way of dealing with people, and her friendship with her neighbor crew. Not to mention the KIS network of ajumma intelligence agents, who run circles around the actual NIS. I’m both sad that the angst is here, and excited that Bon’s been exposed already—it’s refreshing how quickly the plot moves in this show and provides tension to the spy/murder plot that might otherwise slacken due to misplaced stuffed animals and tooth-brushing, as delightful as all that is.

Fox Bride Star: I’m happy to be able to say that it does get better! The reminder that this is the writer of the excellent Dal-ja’s Spring made me give it another chance, and this week’s episodes completely won me over. This is the heroine I wanted—someone who isn’t afraid to make mistakes but also acknowledges that she has growing to do, and of course Chae Soo-bin has both the talent and charisma to make Yeo-reum shine. I also really like that we’ve moved away from last week’s life-saving hero moments to a quieter and much more squee-worthy dynamic between our leads. Yes, he still helps her out, but she also has something to offer him, and their interactions feel much more equal. I loved the whole sequence with the entitled passenger, where his words made her think again about her decision to stay quiet in the face of injustice, and her bravery in standing up for herself was the prompt for his slide into home with the recording. I do still feel a little like her character was retconned, because she seems like almost a different person this week and much of that was serviced by flashbacks; still, I can appreciate that maybe the drama was making a point about first impressions being misleading, and how much additional information can change your perspective about a person or situation. It looks like next week’s episodes might be heavy ones with that cliffhanger, so I’m hoping that these two’s gentle new rapport holds up. (Also, how cute is the cleaning robot that has a crush on Soo-yeon?!)

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- Completed -

Takane no Hana: Pooh ! He is the most precious thing in this drama filled with complicated and toxic family dynamics. He smiled during the wedding scene instead of getting angry was one of the most touching scene I've ever watched.

- Currently watching -

100 Days My Prince: Je Yoon who can't remember faces encountered Won Deuk/Yul. How convenient. "I'm uncomfortable" will surely help him realise Won Deuk's real identity.

A-Teen: Kimha's behaviour to her friends... no comment.

Bad Papa: This week highlighted the father-daughter relationship. During the episode I wanted the daughter to talk to her father about her concerns for him and in the last minutes, they finally talked. How precious they are together !

Dae Jang Geum is Watching: It feels like a mix between a sitcom, a family drama and a cooking show with a touch of Let's Eat and magic.

Hide and Seek: Chae Rin and her douche bag husband finally divorced. Yeon Ju remembered the song she used to sing with her real mom so maybe this week she might recover her memory or at least get closer to discovering her real identity.

Just One Bite: It's a new webdrama on youtube. With only four episodes, I find it cute to watch a female trio talking about their worries around good food.

Miss Ma, Nemesis: The second episode was more lighthearted with the ahjummas. I like that a partnership between the heroine and an other woman is hinted at the end. If she wants to prove her innocence concerning her daughter's death, she needs any support she can find.

Matrimonial Chaos: Someone said in Open Thread that the main couple was the Third Charm's couple years later. I have to agree ! They both have opposite personnalities and I wonder how got married. The show has a slice of life feel and is character driven.

Player: We got to see a glipse of each team members' backstory (well, still waiting for hacker's !) and I'm in now. Seeing the prosecutor and Ha Ri working together is going to be fun and rewarding !

Room No.9: Body swaps is my drama catnip so no wonder I'm on board ! I want to root for Hwasa's revenge and see the lawyer in her body experience the consequences of what she did to Hwasa.

Terius Behing Me: I'm more interested with the sitter's shenigans, the KIS and the ridiculous CEO than the spy stuff.

The Beauty Inside: A contracted relationship... didn't see that coming. The half-sister doesn't seem to be a serious threat and her potential relationship with Se Gye's friend could me interesting. take this show as a fresh original drama with no link with the movie.

The Ghost Detective: I'm always scared for Yeo Wool and Da Il. But that scene where he tried to chock her made me anxious for the future.

The Guest: One moment I was thinking "What if it were Grandpa ?" and the other one "What if it were Dad ?". Show...

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The Guest: One moment I was thinking "What if it were Grandpa ?" and the other one "What if it were Dad ?". Show got me real good *claps*

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes: I want to add Oppa and his female collegue as one of my favorite relationship in this drama. I don't what's going to happen but I hope she will stay as an emotional suport.

The Third Charm: Communication ! That's why they parted in their early twenties and it will be the same this time.

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Wowzas.

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Oh my dear GOD! How in the world are you keeping up with this?!!! I love this and want to do it to, tell me your secret! 17 dramas, 34 hours a week! And here I am struggling to find two hours to watch Terrius lol

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I usually watch currently airing dramas so I watch one episode in the morning, one at lunch and one or two episodes at night.

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Re The Third Charm: seven years is an awfully long time to carry a torch (to the point of giving up on dating) after what was essentially only ONE date. I guess the first cut really is the deepest?

But they are cute.

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mango strikes again with a whopping 17 dramas! *whistles*
Teach me your secrets Oh Wise One!

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My secret ? Be a broke student XD

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Lol! Hwaiting mango!

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I can call myself in same ship unless i start counting my savings. Hehe I'm once again competing with you.

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Let's hang in there haha !

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I was watching nine at one point and it exhausted me so much I haven't picked up anything yet. It was like a job. That's insane.

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I've done 9 at one point too. But ever since I began working I cant' do more than 3 or 4. It's not just that it's tiring but there's no time to fit so many episodes after a work day.

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My other choice this month was to pick up 10 and just see how much of a nervous breakdown I had. Instead I opted for... none.

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I would say lucky you...but you're missing out! Hahaha. Are you planning to binge watch any later on?

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My December is a wipeout.

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@leetennant
HAHAHA. 😂 Hwaiting chingu!

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Watching 9 dramas wa "normal" for me but as time went by, cabel channels launched new airing hours. It significantly increased my watch list lol I agree about how it can drive you insane haha

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Re A- teen: I don't understand why she had to change her you know what. She could've just changed her attitude and her appearance a little bit. Obviously the girls at her previous school were nasty, but she went out and did the same thing! The other 2 girls are really too good for her.

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Everything comes from her admiration turned obsession with Doha. She can socialize since she made friends after the makeover but wanting to be better than the original Hana isn't something that I can understand.

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where do you watch your jdramas? i need subs, not japanese

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Get SONY GEM - for official translations of many shows
New channel of Sony Media launched in 6 south-east asian countries.

D-addicts had most shows subs. But they removed that whole forum, mabe due to dmca.
You can finds subs on many subtitle websites and huge no. of japanese shows subs are now added to Subscene.

2nd there are groups - mostly idol fans who secretly scrap episodes and translate them and circulate among themselves. consider themselves Elites.
many of them are on Livejournal - yeah that already forgotten sns platform.
Many fans translate jdrama as fun and post on their twitter or free blogs.
Point is most of Jdrama world is in hands of FANS.

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I watched them on "alternative" dramasites because Jdramas but they don't get often get updated. Jdramas fan subbers are the true saviors.

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I also watch JDramas on alternative web sites (kissasian and dramago are two favorites). Viki and Dramafever have a few, but they don't do that genre justice. I miss the good ole days of just downloading the subs off of d-addicts, because some of those subbing groups were awesome. Good luck!

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Yay! Finally found someone else watching Miss Ma, Nemesis. I thought it would be a typical weekend drama, but I surprisingly like it! I used to be a fan of Agatha Christie's novels back in middle school, so maybe that's why...

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I used to watch the TV show Miss Marple so I wanted to see how the korean adaptation will go. They mixed well the Kdrama plot with Miss Marple imo.

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100 Million Stars: *searching for 'how not to be attracted to a manipulative, possibly psycopathic, and might-be murderer young man who looks like Seo In-guk' futilely*
Help!!!

Where Stars Land: I mini-marathoned it this week and I really like it. It's fascinating to see the inner working of less-explored place like airport and I like all the little tidbit we get from various characters that populated this show. I do wish we'll stop going from one dramatic situation to another, though. Because I think even the more mundane task and conflict could be explored interestingly here.

Ghost Detective: With real life getting busier and Yeo-wool in perpetual state of almost breaking down, I don't think I have the patience to continue watching it. I know Daniel Choi looks awesome here and that Hye is a rare type of villain, but unfortunately they're not enough to keep my interest in the show.

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GD is getting on my nerves. It was doing so well! I feel like we are circling around the same point again and again. It would've been better had they found Da Il's body and started thinking about bringing Sunwoo Hye down instead of crying over whether Da Il's ghost will come back or not. I liked it better when he was working with them instead of going solo.

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This. I was really annoyed these past couple of episodes. It has become tedious to watch, let's get a move on folks

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Third Charm - 💇🏻👩‍❤️‍👨
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Too sweet. However, I do continue to love our two love birds who seem to be glued to each other after seven years apart. I don't blame them! I'm not expecting much from this drama other than cuteness and angst. It is just a romance after all. I also adore Joon-young's nosy, detective sister and his easy going parents. Esom cries beautifully and I don't blame her for withdrawing after her brother's accident. I'm glad she's back to herself even if things aren't the same anymore.

100 Days My Prince - 🤴🏻🐕
Tea (without milk)
Just like a warm cup tea with just enough sugar, I continue to enjoy the relationship with Yul and Hong Seol. I particularly liked seeing more of Jo yoon as the governor even though he hasn't exactly been helpful to the villagers in anyway. All part of his major plan I'm sure. But I would like to see the trio working together. The stakes at this point are very low and I hope things pick up speed next wk now that Yul has regained his memories (I believe he is hiding it from Hong Seol and also has not accepted who he really is yet).

Fox Bride Star - 👶🏻🤖
Milk
Honestly, I'm not a fan of milk...by itself. There are many things I do not like about milk-ok two things- the smell and the taste. But I have milk in my coffee or tea and I like flavoured milk too. Likewise, this show has a hundred flaws and yet. Yet, this was what I clicked on first this week to watch. I don't know if it's Cha Soo Bin or Lee Je'hoon or the airport setting (love love love) or Dust the robot XD but it pulls me in like a magnet not unlike the paper clip on Soo-yeon's metal arm. Also, the romance is simmering on the surface at the right temperature just the way I like it. One MAJOR issue for me however is the amount of unbelievable things happening at the airport. They need to stop.

Ghost Detective -🕵🏻‍♀️🤦🏻
Orange juice
My least favourite drink of all time. I'm sorry, Show but this week's eps were disappointing. For a show that had been entertaining and kinda smart..it let me down by doing stupid things for no reason. We found Da II's body last week and we know he's alive and yet they are dragging it by having Sunwoo Hye's mum hide him again. WHY.
Yeo wool hasn't exactly been helpful either. I can't believe she just stood there instead of running or attacking Sunwoo Hye! And I really don't understand why everyone is so protective of her as if she's fragile. Wasn't she good at taekwondo or something? Iwanna see her kick some butt instead being damsel in distress!

Terrius Behind Me -🌯👜 Lemon lime bitters
Cool, fizzy, lemony with a splash of colour. I loved this week's episodes. Special mention-KIS. They are an awesome group of people in the neighbourhood who can be a little nosy but also very handy in emergency situations. Bon's landed himself in the middle of this and it's so fun watching him being...

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...interrogated by the trio

Hundren Million Stars -🔮☂️
Coke
Cold, dark, fizzy and mysterious. It sizzles when poured and has a sharpness to it when you first take a sip. Also refreshing. And definitely not good for you. Sound familiar? Like some unsettling, but handsome psychopath in the neighbourhood. But when did I stop drinking coke just because it's unhealthy? Moo young sends shivers down my spine because he's so mysterious. We've never seen him actually commit the murder and yet we all think he's capable of it. That makes it even more freaky. I really don't want Jin-kang to get close to him... and yet he's so at ease with her and the smiles he sends her way wants me to believe he's innocent. But then where's the fun in that? Keep being evil Seo In Guk. You're a natural.

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Damn, he looks EVIL. Like a sexy, sinewy, evil cat.

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He does, doesn't he??
Seo In Guk is such a versatile actor that I'm always anticipating his new dramas. He just immerses himself in each role and watching him is such a delight.

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EXACTLY.

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@sukstan No veggies this time. I wanted to try something new and decided to compare the shows to drinks. 😁😁

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@ravennightstar thanks for tagging me! Drinks work just as well :) Hundred Million Stars as Coke is so accurate! It's my favorite drama right now out of the ones I'm watching. The mystery elements aren't dragged out, and the characters have intriguing reasons behind their actions. The pacing is excellent! With every episode I fall further into Seo In-guk's trap, and I'm really excited to see how the drama continues. I adore Coke by the way, I'll drink it whenever I want to treat myself!

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You can never go wrong with coke! :D ♡
I'm glad you're enjoying the show! I'm finding new reasons to love the show in every ep!

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Terrius Behind Me: I want KIS to recruit ex-agent Bon because they're far more capable than NIS and will play a big role in the spy's plotline.

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I agree. They get things done in the space of a few minutes while the actual spies...dust and wipe the shelves at a bag shop. They really should consider switching careers. 😂

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There are scenes that shows a female that wears high heels( only her legs were shown) and it seems that she is a part of villain group . I wonder if she is a part of KIS( parents group). Am I thinking too much?

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I think she's the woman referred to as High Priestess by the tarot card on the website. Bon said it's possible she could be an assassin just like the Magician.

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That’s what I got from that! She looks deadly. However she has only said ‘OK’ and ‘cool’ so far and I’m not sure if it’s threatening or funny?

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You're right that people keep treating Yeo-wool like she's fragile.

During that scene where Da Il attacked her and Jeong Dae arrived, Jeong Dae had put her behind him to protect her. But he can't see Da Il! She should have taken the lead.

And then later, Sang Sup was like "if it looks like Da Il has gotten dangerous, stand behind me" and Yeo wool looked like she was sort of in agreement. I was like "Writer, Sang Sup can't see ghosts! Why did you even include that moment??"

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That's what I was thinking! She should've taken the lead in both situations. I actually snorted when the men stood in front of her. Like wuhhh. Why??

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In the scene with Jeong Dae, she just have been shoked, I don't think she was really in state to fight.

I don't think they think she's fragile. Yes, there is their gentleman manner but they know she has feelings for Da Il and if he attacks her, she can have the hope to stop him becoming evil, putting herself in danger. And Da Il was a soldier and I mean it seems logical they don't want to let her fight him.

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Your Australian is showing hahahah most people not from down under don't even know what LLB is :P. And yes this comment is late af. Hi Captain.

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What really? I didn't know that! I love that drink! Nobody asked me what it was...or they just searched it up LOL.
Haha never too late... heya Commander. I see we're both watching Hundred Million Stars. When was the last time we watched the same show? Lookout?? 😂

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It was a mixer drink invented by the Aussies for after gold drinks. Go to any bar in the Northern Hemisphere and ask for one and they'll look at you right funny I tell you.
It is ofc a staple in NZ and Aus though haha. One of my favourites.
Hehehe we are!!! No I am sure we watched something at the same time recently- didn't you watch MG? I just haven't been on recaps for a loooong time so we might have been watching things together and we just didn't know? I can tell you what I watched last in order for like the last two years if you need to find out... hahahaha

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Ahhh ok! I'm sure you know better than me;)
*files info for later use*

OH YEAH we did watch MG together! You were quite active on rabbit during that time and then you kinda disappeared hahah. It felt like I didn't hear from you for a lonnnng while. i guess what I'm trying to say is *you've been missed Commander* 😀😀

LOL nope thank you! I'm sure we watched some things together... But let's keep it at that. 😂😋

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@ravennightstar Ahhh yes I did disappear didn't I O_O. I have bad carpal tunnel in my wrists so couldn't really afford to spend too much time on here typing and lyfe kind got in the way and I wasn't even on Rabbit to watch Hanadan.
Awww you missed me. N'aww. It's good to be back for now!

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@sicarius. Oh no! That sounds bad! You need to rest your hands Sic! It's great to have you back but please take care of yourself!!

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Player : the production is slick and the group is fun to watch. I just hope theres more explanation about their plans, because i get confused at times.

Matrimonial chaos : tried watching it. But got stuck at ep 2 😅. I'll try to continue later.

Third charm : SKJ has grown a lot since CITT. I like esom from BTIMFL. Its an easy watch for now.

Terius : i tried for son ho jun. But nope. I cant get myself to continue watching because the story doesnt excite me much~ huhu

One More Happy Ending : rewatched some episodes that i thought were hilarious or touching. Mainly because i need some dose of JKH haha

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Player : They need to be more explicit with their plans. That will make the outcome even greater because we see the processus. It feels like the show rushes some parts a bit too much.

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Internet has been down for 2 weeks so I can’t really watch a lot of shows and managed to squeeze in these only:

Terius behind me : I love the silly comedy and the neighbourhood networking which is a smart contrast with the NIS. I could watch broody So Ji Sub with kids all day everyday!

Devilish Joy: Finally caught up to the last four episodes and thank god I saved them. This show is such a crack drama but I can feel the angst coming in but I know our devilish couple will get through anything since they managed to surpass the noble idiocy stage.

Bad papa: the thing that makes this show interesting and watchable is it has so many plot points going on that when you think it’s going to get boring another scene makes it interesting again. Also Ha Joon is so beautiful that my interest peaks every time he is on screen. Yes I’m superficial like that.

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Since, one can't be jobless for ever, the number of dramas I chose to watch were far less:
1. Hundred Million Stars : You can't keep me away from this drama, its just so good that I don't know when the two episodes finish and I have to go and watch the Japanese version to see how it goes. The acting and direction is far nicer in the Korean version and I like the adaption far more.
2. The beauty inside I don't care about it making sense or not but its just too funny and I love it for that. I love Seo Hyun Jin she is my hero.
3. Terius Behind me I am enjoying it and I love our KIS, they are so smart ahjumas and ahjussi. And I love the fact that they are so helpful and sweet to Ai Rin. And So Ji Sub's extra actions are funny to watch.
4. The Guest I have to watch it still and I want to watch it but something is stopping me. Why? I don't even want to think that I am bored of the same pattern already, they promised me something new but I have already seen the first 20 min, and its not there, don't lose it show.

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And list of shows dropped:

1. The player : I think I have a fundamental problem with the show, I though you catch financial criminals to pay back the money they siphoned from hard working people and not to just catch them for the sake of law. Hello drama people law has more purpose to it that being there just to be upheld and somebody else taking my hard earned money because you can fool another person. So, pass. I can't let my blood boil over it.

2. Matrimonial Chaos It was a chaos. Why did they even marry? Anyways thanks for introducing me to Sea otters, I prefer to watch their videos over the show. The sea otters are so cute, they hold hands and they are smart. My next fav animal. I have to visit them at a zoo now.

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What do you mean the same pattern in the Guest since to me they're actually advancing the plot and they do try to change things up maybe not the exoricsm process itself since I believe that doesnt really change

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Ah! I was talking about the same pattern that the little girl gets possessed and it was obvious that she will hurt her mom, and then there were at least three scenes where they only say this line and it was really boring, like yes go ahead and do something, don't give me the same information over and over again. The exorcism process is the one I really love because the stakes are so real and every time the evil spirits come up with a new way to fool them. But I want the other part to be more surprising.

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Oh yeah I see what you mean, I guess I dont pay attention to that since I am really invested in the main mystery and I do enjoy the smaller cases.

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BEAUTY INSIDE: The drunk video call scene of Se-kye is so cute, and Do-jae needs to stop from being cold to warm to cold again, you ain't an air conditioner! also cracked everytime Sa-ra meets Eun-ho. Now waiting for Sec Jung and Director Yoo's becomes a thing.

BLOOD: OK I know that is sick for a hospital developing their own drugs and treating a patients like lab rats. But I got compelled as Ji-sang and Ri-ta now opened up to each other.

GOOD DOCTOR: Just watching pilot and damn, time passed so quick. Kudos to the child and Joo-won is also that amazing at portraying Shi-on.

MOON LOVERS/SCARLET HEART RYEO: I. Hate. Hae Soo. She is so wishy-washy, reckless, and always act like damsel in distress. The problem is that I hate her to the point that I hates everyone who likes and loves her. And I know Yeon-hwa is that calculating and manipulative bitch, but somehow I end up rooting for her because she knows what she wants and doing whatever it means to have it.

THE GUEST: I am frustrated with the pace of the story which runs very slow. But for the production I have trust in Studio Dragon for making it great.

WHERE STARS LAND: Yes Yeo-reum you finally stand up. But now what we're gonna have love triangle(?) and also what the heck with the ending

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You're watching BLOOD that drama with Ahn Jae Hhyun and Gu Hye Sun ? It it's right, good luck, I couldn't go past the second episode.

GOOD DOCTOR: Joo Won's performance was a delight ! Have a nice drama watching ^^

MOON LOVERS: I wanted Hae Soo to take more initiatives than be passive or just react to an someone else's action.

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yes that Blood with Ahn Jaehyun and Goo Hyesun. I was skeptical with everything related to vampires (side eyeing Twilight and Vampire Academy). But the plot and the chemistry are just too hard to resist. Anyway thanks for wishing me luck and nice watch 😄

As for Moon Lovers, Hae Soo should be more observant when she is still a noble family, but alas she act like know-it-all and messed really bad. Which made her a perfect herring for trap. And now I don't understand why she starts becoming passive when everyone besides her willing to sacrifices their own lives (e.g. Court Lady Oh and Wang So)

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I was and still am fed up with the vampire plots so I stopped watching. But I'm glad you're enjoying it ^^

I have many complains about her character and her actions but she's not the only one who I wanted to scream at. At Court Lady Oh's first appearance, I knew she would die because people who support Hae Soo just end up dying somehow.

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Blood - watched 15 episodes and then shifted to new dramas.
I don't know why people criticize the show much when the show has enough plot or by any kdrama. It isn't like other kdramas are some sort artistic creation. The show is a good time pass like any other kdrama would be.

Ri-ta's way of talking always gets me and her friend and his friend are good addiction.

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I don't think the show will be criticized very much if they casts another leads, or if the editing was much smoother.

LMAO the thing that always gets me is the way Ri-ta walks. If it was other drama, I bet they will hook up her friend and his friend

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Beauty Inside: I think I'm the only one who really feels that Do Jin's character is kind of realistic. Of course the way he goes from hot to cold with Se kye is annoying but I've seen people act that way. And his reluctance to open up makes it all the more worthwhile when he does. The contract relationship perfectly shows their lack of trust. Both of them needed another form of security. Can't wait for more.
Blood: I watched blood years back... And finished it. Prepare yourself for the ending.
Moon Lovers: I watched this because of IU. I regretted it. It broke my trust in watching dramas that were ongoing. I only just resumed watching current dramas this year.
Fox Star Bride: I hate love triangles. I can't believe they want to insert one in this drama. I love those security team members. I hope they become a couple.

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Beauty Inside: considering their circumstances, i understand that they lack of trust to each other. but i dont understand what kind of persona that dojae wants to show in front of sekye. that frustrate me. but now i decide to just enjoy whatever on table LOL
Blood: hmm i dont know how to response to this one :')
Moon Lovers: just finish this drama and LMAO its really a hot mess to the point i have few ideas for the sequel
FBS: i think the love triangle between sooyeon-yeoreum-eunseob will end quickly but the problem is the other triangle, whatever happened between yang timjang, seo timjang and choi timjang it will be a catastrophe :')

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Hmm FBS: I ship Seo timjang and Choi timjang. Although their history will make it hard. I wonder how dramatic the big reveal will be.
Beauty Inside: Just give in and enjoy the ride. lol ;)

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Beauty Inside : I was not feeling the drama now i'm Officially dropping it. I gave it four episodes this drama is just not for me.

Hundred Million Stars From the Sky : This one is my favorite at the moment. I don't think Moo Young is the killer there must be a twist somewhere i don't even want to think about him being a murderer because i'm rooting for him and Jin kang their chemistry is great and i also love the interaction between the detective and his colleague it's so fun to watch.

The Third Charm : too much kissing and lovey dovey kills the fun. The plot is weak and i find myself not much invested in the romance.

Fox bride star : Yay for Nam da Reum playing the younger version of Lee Je Hoon ! both of them are doing so well in term of acting. I may not be into multiple accidents that happens at the airport but the drama has some endearing moments that keeps me watching and wanting more.

Terius behind me : the plot is far from being amazing but So Ji Sub and his scenes with the kids are pure gold.

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I am on the verge of dropping Third Charm also. Will try one more episode, but so far it has gone from interesting to just another cliche driven Big Book of Tropes thing.

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Watching:
Fox Bride Star - Because Chae Soo Bin is everything, because our leads are awesome, because the show is really pretty and because I have been waiting my whole life for Dust Robot and I didnt even know. I only wish this drama airport had less extremely dramatic almost life or death situations and would deal with more mundane things.

Third Charm: because Seo Kang Joon's smile lights up the entire week.

Ghost Detective: I don't know why I am slowly losing interest but I will stick it out for the cast. I do love our little detective team.

On hold because only so many hours in a week:
100 days my prince
Terrius
I should be more compelled to watch these shows but I find myself reaching for the others first.

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Beauty inside : dropped , it's just that I don't care at all : I don't feel anything for the two leads and I'm not interested at all by their situations/illness/curse whatever. So sorry not sorry, goodbye drama.

Terius behind me : catching up with that one, many plotholes , can't take seriously the bad guys (even if they do kill people yikes) or the serious spy scenes; BUT the show using action movies ost as bgm is bringing up all my variety show feels : seems like I've found my comedy drama .

Also still enjoying to see my dear prince and my cyborg who speaks English so well <3.

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Terius Behind Me - what are the plotholes you noticed? A couple of other posters mentioned this as well and I'm wondering what I've missed so far.

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random plotholes or poor/lazy writing examples
- a high skilled killer would have destroyed the dashcam usb right away
- a high skilled secret agent would have disarm her (fake gun scene) instead of trying to avoid a bullet a la Matrix, just like he disarmed the killer in the fight scene in Poland
- her husband died but we don't see her remembering him that much after, the focus is on the secret organization part/illegal bags (pff how serious is that hahaha), I hope they won't play the romance card later , it's too soon !
- ceo leaving the precious bag on his desk instead of putting it in the locked room, or showing her the bag
- secretary having access to ceo's storage disk , or easy access to a lot of things, considering there are doing illegal stuff hiring anyone is just screaming lazy writing but it's convenient for the plot (and hey I laughed a lot thanks to ceo guy)
- she broke her bag, we saw how significant it was to her however she wears it again like nothing happened , tape magic ?

if the evil guys and secret agents were competent, this wouldn't be a comedy, so for next week please moar of funny ceo guy thanks :-) !
I haven't checked the recap and comment section, but I'm sure there are more examples of poor writing .

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I'm so glad you mentioned the poor murdered husband--how long has it been? A week? A month? Does the guy not get a shout-out once in a blue moon? Do his kids even know he's gone?

Look,it's not like anybody expects her to be a perpetual widow, but...jeez, I feel bad for the guy. He was a good man; he deserves to at least be remembered from time to time?

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Is that weird that I just want some scenes of her crying her heart out at night with a glass of soju thinking of her late husband with whom she was married for at least 6 years, ie the age of the children .
She has told her children their father went on a business trip, a very long one for 3 years. However, with all their school friends it's bound to happen that children talk about their late father, I mean it's kids, but nope nothing of that, everyone is cool about it. Even the neighbours when suspecting Bon having feelings for her didn't gossip about the late husband, I mean we have seen them gossiping for less so come on writer be consistent.
So yes like you I feel bad for the late husband.

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From the first episode onwards, TBM made it very clear it doesn't take itself too seriously so neither do I. It's not the same genre as Iris or Stranger so I don't nitpick at all and take it for it is - or else I'll spend too much time wondering how a group of ajhummas are better at intelligence gathering than the NIS and how Bon walks around in broad daylight without being spotted :D

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I know the show isn't taking itself too seriously, it's a comedy after all and I'm enjoying it for what it is. Even if I see plotholes , I don't pay that much attention, I'm enjoying funny ceo guy trying to be a bad guy hahaha. Hoping the fun will stay until the end.

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I have watched enough of these kdramas (though admittedly a lot fewer than some of the posters here) to not be surprised one iota that the ajhummas are better at intelligence gathering than the NIS. They should take over the police department while they're at it, because they do seem amazingly incompetent. Also all branches of the military. And the court system. And the hospitals. Oh, and the airport, too!

I really like it when they send Korean agents to Eastern Europe, because, hey, it's not like they would stand out or anything like that, right?

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Fox Bride Star : aaaah
Million Stars from the Sky : ooooh
Room Nr 9 : eeeeh?
Hundred Days My Prince : oh-ho!

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Oh ho is the best one! 👏🏻😂

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100 days prince - Now that je yoon and yul have finally partnered up, I hope he recognizes him (seems like he will). Want yul to finally go back and resolve the palace issues but also want more of him and HS. How will they manage with only 5 eps left? Now I wish there was more plot in the past 10 eps.
Ghost Detective - Now I kind of understand why Sunwoo is obsessed with the leads. They both had people ready to die for them. But Enough with her getting an upper hand all the time! Also I can't sympathize with Kim gyeol. He's just weak and a coward. Plus that army mystery is a bit too late to introduce isn't it? Also it seems like everybody except the leads have much more resources and brains to figure things out and work together, while YW is just pining.
The Guest - HP's luck is way too cruel. Please don't hurt him any more.
Terius Behind Me - I can't take Yong tae seriously. Are you sure you're a bad guy? Is it too much to hope that he's being forced to do all this and may join hands with bon in the future?
Player - I honestly don't know how they've the nerve to pull off a con, when they just keep screaming furiously at the smallest sign of danger.
Bon voyage - Wish Suga didn't leave, just as V joined them.

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About 100 DMP...I feel the same about having more plot in the past episodes, but at the same time I think they had quite a nice flow to them and the story was fast paced enough without being rushed.

So, what I actually wish, is that we could have more episodes, instead (which we won't, sadly)...the drama is already shorter than usual, with only 15 eps, which is strange...

I hope the writer managed to resolve the story well in these 5 remaining episodes..it would be sad to have a rushed finale for an otherwise well paced (imo at least) drama :(

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I get what you mean :)

But at the same time, while I was watching those episodes I didn't feel like they were slow or taking too long for the plot to develop ^^

Fingers crossed that it will work out in the end!

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After Life finished, I don't feel like watching anything else. Then I'm suddenly inundated with all the new premieres. Here's a list of what I've attempted so far but apologies in advance if this review seems a lot more bitter than usual. My name is m3lon4 and I'm in a drama slump.

Thirty but Seventeen: Marathoned this light and breezy show with an ensemble cast that has great chemistry. Very watchable and Shin Hye-sun carried the show. I quite enjoyed this.

The Ghost Detective: Dropped after 6 episodes. Don't feel like continuing. Plus I'm a chicken.

The Third Charm: Dropped after 4 episodes. It just feels so fast-paced (in terms of how the relationship progresses) and yet slow at the same time (as in nothing of significance happens). I'm not making any sense, am I?

Fox Bride Star: 4 episodes in. If not for my love for Lee Je-hoon I would've dropped this show like a hot potato within the first act of incompetence by Han Yeo-reum. That's how much I hated this character. Dramaland has had some flawed characters that you still want to root for, because you can somehow relate to their logic, or you can see a sliver of redeeming qualities from them. I got none whatsoever from her. Seriously considering dropping this. I put myself through watching Tomorrow With You till the end even though it bored me to tears, but I have no confidence I can do it again. Sorry, Je-hoon. PS: I like you better in a thriller-style drama as that's where your acting strength is.

Matrimonial Chaos: 2 episodes in and it is building up a nice realistic story. I especially like the punch at the end of episode 2 where one's beautiful memory of a relationship is not necessarily shared by the other party. Bae Doona is a natural as usual but it's Son Seok-goo's non-chalant but sexy aura that caught my eye (the character is a major jerk reminiscent of his Mother days but he's so good at it that I can understand why he was casted). Will wait and see if future episodes hold up.

One Hundred Million Stars Falling From The Sky: 4 episodes in and possibly the best one out of all the new premieres. The director deserves a nod as I can feel the uneasy tension in almost every scene. It makes for an exhilarating watch. Will continue.

On the watch list (pending good reviews for the ending): The Guest (I'm still a chicken though, will watching in daylight help?)
Don't bother starting: My Secret Terius, Beauty Inside, Player, Nine Room

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Matrimonial Chaos: It was nice to discover that the lead's first love didn't feel the same way as he did. This difference of POV in the previous relationship could make him understand his (ex) wife's POV. I was hoping Son Seok-goo wouldn't be a jerk but hey he won't as bad as in Mother, will he ?

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That was my favorite twist from the j-dorama too! Here there's this fuddy-duddy guy who kept looking at his wife askance while romanticizing his perfect first love, when said first love didn't actually care for him XD But what episode is Matrimonial Chaos on now? I'm surprised they reveal that first love twist early on.

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I recently barrelled through "Life" over a few days and am now unhealthily obsessed with Jo Seung-woo. Could you point me to any discussions about the show on Dramabeans? I feel like I need a debrief.

I too struggled to find something new to watch. I tried several of the new shows, and none of them worked for me. I had been looking forward to "Fox Bride Star" because of Lee Je-hoon, whom I fell in love with in "Tomorrow With You," and whom I thought was everything I could ever want in life (until Jo Seung-woo happened). But Chae Soo-bin's character gave me high blood pressure, and I had to stop watching FOR MY HEALTH. (And I like Chae Soo-bin!)

I'm giving "Hundred Million Stars" a pass because I'm still traumatized by "Because This Life Is Our First." Rewarding bad behavior is my narrative bête noire, and I thought Jung So-min's character was particularly awful in that show.

On the other hand, I became a fan of Lee Min-ki after that show (I first saw him in "Shut Up Flower Boy Band" and couldn't see the appeal at the time). Still, I couldn't get into "The Beauty Inside." Mostly I was horrified by all the bad cosmetic surgery on display. Seriously, people should know when to stop.

I tried "Forest of Secrets" when it first came out on Netflix, but couldn't get into it. I tried it again after "Life," of course, but even Jo Seung-woo couldn't make it work for me. I may need a Gu Seung-hyo more than a Jo Seung-woo, after all.

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So many shows so little time. With a truckload of shows premiering the past few weeks, my week has been filled with new shows that I am happy to have watched but sad to let go at the same time.

The Beauty Inside was the show I was initially just going to check out for the leads but ended up falling in love and enjoying the ride. I love Seo Hyun-jin in comedic roles and she gave me the right amount of fun with this show while Lee Min-ki is such a delight to watch.

Terius Behind Me had a mix of genres and it works so well. It was really fun to watch a spy babysitter, a clueless mom, the KIS, and the sort-of scary but funny villain. The So Ji-sub drought is now officially over and this show blessed us with so much more.

The adaptation of The Smile Has Left Your Eyes was amazing. The acting was brilliant and the way the plot and the characters were presented was amazing. Seo In-guk is doing an amazing job as Kim Moo-young, while Jung So-min is making me like Yoo Jin-kang more and more. Park Sung-woong is amazing as always.

My heart was filled with so much love by this week's episodes of 100 Days My Prince but I will never be ready for the upcoming angst this show is going to give us. Where Stars Land is not what I expected, but something keeps pulling me to watch and enjoy this show aside from the actors.

Had to drop The Third Charm for now because although I love the leads, I think it's the writing and the second leads that pulls me apart from this show. I don't feel any connection with The Best Divorce so I'll also have to put it on the shelf. And as much as I am enjoying The Ghost Detective, show had to be put on hold so my heart can be prepared for the thrills and the sadness that show will bring us.

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I finally finished Life and I definitly need to watch it again, I think I came into this drama with a lot of expectations espcially since I LOVE forest of secrets and I thought I would love this drama too that did not happen.
I didnt buy the romance between Seung Ho and No Eul andI wish they spend more time with Woo Chang but if there is one thing I absolutely Loved is Dr/Director Oh I just loved her charactor and her interactions with Seung Ho and how she came back and was a total boss confrenting that man.

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My Secret Terrius I am enjoying the show so far. It has managed to keep me entertained and balancing all its strengths. The show does not take itself too seriously or be too cheesy. My love for Bon knows no bounds.

But I do hope that they will teach discipline to those twins soon. I didn't really like them throwing tantrums in public and ending up "rewarded" by indirectly getting those fishes they asked for. Under the guise of Bon wanting to raise fishes. 😒

Other than that, Bon beating up those thugs and picking up Aerin in that gorgeous blue car is hot! So Ji Sub only get better as he gets older. *swoon* 😉

Misaeng Eight episodes! The show has shown me a slice of life from this group of people who are just making most of their corner of the universe. I can definitely relate to their plight (and amount of coffee to get through the day) and glad tha Geu-rae has wonderful support system. That is very important to get through the trials and mundaneness of work life.
I was quite sad to see Seok Yul loose his spirit and his dead eyes just feel heartbreaking. (I love his look though and am glad to do away with his pervy hair). Hopefully I will get to see that chatterbox again!

The Player I put this off for the meantime and will get back to this soon-ish.

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Misaeng: Seok Yul used to annoy me just like he annoyed his colleague but when he was down I wanted to see his chatterbox self again (not the hair tho).

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He annoyed me as well in the earlier episodes but totally won me over when I got to know his back story. He then on became one of my favorite characters next to Manager Oh.

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Same ! The writer and Byun Yo Han did a great job turning him into a lovable character ! Also, Manager Oh is love <3

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Yes he was def annoying at first. But as soon as he became more friendly to Geu-rae, i gave him a chance. Miss the chatterbox. But he can be distracting. I still have 4 episodes to go.

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Misaeng is the best drama ever...that is all.

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Beauty Inside: Seo Hyun-jin is the best. I'm not quite at the point where I feel like I should be rooting for their relationship yet, but this is quite enjoyable. I'm just waiting on pins and needles for the next transformation...

Fox Bride Star: Oooh, it's getting better. It took a few disasters and emergencies for Romantic Doctor to become crack material, so maybe this will be what the doctor (ha) ordered. But, seriously, I'm mad - why cast Lee Dong-gun and NOT make him a giant marshmallow??

The Best Divorce: Hm... So I loved the first episode, and then the second one confused me? Ah, who cares, Bae Doona is playing a sweetheart character for a change, and I'm loving that.

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes: I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK.

Last Cinderella: Re-watch! If you only have to watch one rom-com, I think it should be this one. Great unique gags, and a realistic depiction of loving, ageing and growing. (Also, there's a fun psycho here! XD)

I'm so excited for Kemono ni Narenai Watashitachi!

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I used to be obsessed over Last Cinderalla when it aired. Love, love that drama😍

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My list still in order of the most compelling to most meh (to me).

Will Watch ASAP
The Guest – Still good and ooh as almost expected, that it would go the unexpected way, the investigation over who really has Big Bad in them has gotten deliciously twisty. As people keep dying, we're gonna sort of run out of candidates though!

Terius Behind Me – It's becoming funnier and funnier and has risen on my list. Is it wrong to like the villain so much? And the bromance of the househusband and the sitter is taking precedence over the romance!

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - Moved down a notch. I shake my head at Seung Ah's choices, but I also commiserate. Still so young and feeling used by mum. Not surprising someone as manipulating as Moo Young would be able to control her without ever seeming to do so, at least to her. Jin Gook is showing up as perfectly competent, so it's a mystery why he's being sidelined. Still chilling. I'm expecting another young female to bite the dust.

The Beauty Inside - We've had 2-4 episodes without her changing at all. I wish it were clear how much time passes. I'm guessing if the show was giving us a day at a time, Se Gye has been in her own body for about 12 days? Prickliness is reduced and OTP proximity is played up, but I'm not sure if it has sparked the flame for me. Conversely, Sa Ra, the 2nd lead troublemaker female (that I would usually ignore) is now becoming more interesting. Her 'normal' reactions to the run-ins with Eun Ho provide the unexpected twists and humour, that the body changes have not: at least, not lately!

Will Watch If I Can
Player - I've moved this show up this list and pushed The Third Charm and Where Stars Land down. The tricking and counter-tricking of the bad guy is always fun to watch, and this week we got a bit of info on a couple of the characters. So that immediately raises my interest. I'm still hoping to see the whys of the team though. Why did they trust Ha Ri enough to join his team? How did he scout and recruit the 2 guys? Anyway the bad guy getting a thorough comeuppance was most satisfying to watch.

Where Stars Land/Fox Bride Star - Very slow burn from meh to getting more interesting. I felt that I was watching an extended advert for the airport. The exodus to Terminal 2 did not enthuse me. I thought I'd be more interested in Manager Yang's relationship with Soo Yeon, with Seo In Woo and with Choi Moo Ja, than with Yeo Reum's growing to become a better version of herself. However that all finally changed with Ep 3 & 4 where weaknesses could become strengths, feelings become evident and more backstory is given. Great to understand finally where the "Fox Bride Star" title comes from.

The Third Charm – I only skip watched because there was nothing else I wanted to try. I thought I'd just continue with this for the time being, but it was truly irritating. In the beginning...

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... In the beginning of the series, I was irritated by Young Jae, now 5 episodes in, it's Joon Young and So Hee who are putting me off. Wondering if all the charm can make up for the irritation.
Twelve Nights - Tried 1 episode (unsubbed) because I'm looking for a romance. It was too slow. At 1 hour 18 minutes…. it was only a long wait … around halfway through the episode, that the OTP finally met. Now that I'm looking for the subbed version, I can't seem to find it!! At 12 episodes, I thought it might be easy to finish, and a quickish, light watch, but the 1st episode gave me a more serious, arty vibe.

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"The Smile Has Left Your Eyes" - I think Jin-kook has been sidelined because apparently for years did nothing but shuffle paperwork, BS, and drink a lot. Kind of like cried wolf in reverse. And yeah, I totally detest the mother trying to feed her daughter to a shark-piranha hybrid sleaze.

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Beauty Inside Somehow this is affecting my impression of the actors. It's also easy to drop because I am just not that interested.

My Secret Terrius I did picked it up but I'm dropping it again. Sorry Ji Sub, maybe I'll just watch one of your movies.

The Third Charm I wanted so much to watch this for Seo Kang Joon but I wasn't anticipating this week's episodes. Not a good sign.

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Despite not being a fan of Seo In Guk(Oops!!!), this is the one which interest me most. I like the mood, the mystery and it just feels different.

Matrimonial Chaos It's strange, I am alright with Cha Tae Hyun in reality shows but not dramas. I wish I can watch it for Bae Doona but it just didn't hook me.

Room No. 9 It was chingu @greenfields lamentations about the terrible inaccuracies that caught my attention to this drama. Thankfully, the legal stuff didn't bother me because I am piqued to see how things are going to work out.

Familiar Wife binge watching this. I dislike Joo Hyuk but I love Ji Sung in this one. Much more than any other dramas which I've seen of his. I think if it's another actor, I wouldn't be able to continue.

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"It feels different." Exactly. Most of the other dramas are your standard same-old, same-old. Anything that smacks of different immediately gets your attention. This is the only new drama that's any good and I'm pleased to see so many comments here that totally agree.

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Matrimonial Chaos I was not fun of the 2 main characters. They are so cliché. I'm feeling we already saw this kind of relationship so many times. And I guess they will get back together at the end. The second couple is more interesting for now.

Where Stars Land I like it so far. The heroin seems to become more professional, more bearable :p

The Guest I'm more interested by the trio trying to save people together than the investigation about PID.

The Beauty Inside Things are becoming more fun :D

The Ghost Detective Can they just be happy ?

The Smile Has Left Your Eye It's my favourite one. I think this drama make me becoming weird : I know that it's a melodrama but it makes me exctied and I giggle like it was a rom-com. Either I'm nervous because of the criminal part, or I'm excited for Ji Kang - Moon Young scenes.

The Third Charm My opinion is not clear of this one.

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re: Ghost Detective That one sentence basically sums up all my emotions for this one.

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Now that I have wait a whole week before the next episode, I am trailing all the comments abt Million Stars and liking them...
or maybe I will rewatch earlier episodes

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You can watch the BTS videos on youtube on TVN drama channel if you want :)

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lol, great idea!

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I wished I could watch more dramas but I only have time (and passion) for The Guest, everything else is on hold for now (100 Days My Prince, Beauty Inside, The Best Divorce, 100 Million Stars)

Meanwhile.. I'm looking forward to IU and Lee Jun Ki's guest appearance in Ask Us Anything/Knowing Brother. I can't believe I will be able to witness them together again after Moon Lovers. I hope IU will show her cute dance part from BBIBBI 😆 (I like the song anyway !)

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Wish LJK would do more variety shows.

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I’m drawn to Hundred Millions Stars like moths to a flame. I know it’s going to hurt badly... like really badly but I can’t stop watching it. Acting is top notch as expected but I’m really intrigued by a strong directing. Is it bad if I want SIG’s character to turn even more sinister? For once I want a true antihero, not the one who softens after falling in love.

I don’t know if I’m the only one who totally don’t get The Beauty Inside . I watched all 4 episodes and I just don’t get why the characters are doing what they’re doing, I don’t get where the story is going or what’s even the point of the drama. I’m so disappointed because I was looking forward to LMK’s new drama but I just don’t like it, so I’ll probably drop this one.

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Agree with you about the beauty inside. Only lee min ki and seo hyu jin doing comedy that keeps me watching.

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Yup, guess there are plenty of us who don't get Beauty Inside, which is a shame. But I'm comparing it to BTLIOF and it's falling short. I've read people say the chemistry in Beauty is great but I don't see any chemistry whatsoever. And it looks to me like they tried to make LMK's character similar to BTLIOF and it isn't working.
Why in the world doesn't someone cast LMK in a drama where he gets to smile a LOT and be his totally charming self? Instead of this deadpan expression he has to show.

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So so true. I actually thought that in btimfl as well, because his character would frankly have bored me to death, I wasn't attracted to him at all, so it kind of spoiled that one for me. I was so looking forward to this one cause I think He's sexy as hell, and we get almost the same type of guy. I think I'll drop it.

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Currently watching My Secret Terrius! Definitely need the silly rom-com to try to balance out the heavy hitter c-drama The Rise of The Phoenixes. It’s kind of accomplished that but seeing as I’ve finished TROP, my heart is crushed. So I need something cute and cheerful to raise me up and fill the hole left my TROP between MST episodes. So, should I pick up:

1. Beauty Inside
2. Fox Bride Star
3. 3rd Charm

Also anyone got other historical and just beautiful c-drama recommendations? TROP is the first historical Cdrama I’ve watched and the compelling leads, burning chemistry, excellent writing and lavish costuming has consumed me. So other recommendations (preferably less tragic) would be massively appreciated, especially if the leads are as excellent and sexy and fiery as Ning Yi and Feng Zhiwei.

Did anyone watch TROP by the way? No? Just me? Ok.

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OMG me too! I seriously just word searched "phoenixes" on this page because its been me alone with my feelings for so long lol. Ningyi and Zhiwei were absolutely amazing, both as individuals and as a couple and were quite possibly my favorite drama ship of all time. It really is hard to think of a sexier, more dynamic, more swoon-worthy ship (romantic wrist biting and all), and they will live in my heart forever. I'm so glad at least one other person on this site understands! ;)

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Omg hiiiii! I’m so happy I’m not alone ❤️❤️❤️. I couldn’t have worded it better myself! I miss them so much it aches. And yes one of my best OTPs ever. I understand why it ended the way it ended I think. It’s beautiful and poetic. Apparently there was 100 hours of filming and we only got 70 😕

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I dropped TROP even though I love love Feng Zhiwei. the chem between the 2 main leads were no joke. But I especially loved the portrayal of their relationship - 2 equal partners. I think i'm tired of the long ep count of cdramas right now.

As for other historical cdramas - have you tried Nirvana in Fire and Scarlet Heart? Also historical cdramas are typically tragic. SO... Also have you tried 10 mile peach blossom? It's fantasy

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I had to drop scarlet heart- Not a fan of the writing or IU even though LJK was outstanding. TROP picked up massively around ep 20. I USLALT drop dramas quickly but I honk Chen Kun and Ni Nis chemistry was so intense I found it really compelling and stuck around and so glad I did. Ive heard I need to check out NIF. im not g to give 10 miles of Peach Blossoms a shot first. Although I seriously doubt I’ll find an OTP like this again.

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I meant the chinese version of scarlet heart. I can never remember it correctly

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I watched half of it and then got distracted but what I saw was great! I feel like the directing and acting in TROP is very cool and modern and appealing in comparison.

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I've never seen such an intense OTP as Ethan Ruan and Yang mi (Wuji and Fuyao), never, in any drama ever. They'll always be my favorite OTP. Check out the first 12 minutes of episode 20.

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Oops, episode 21.

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Actually, you could start at episode 21...(Fuyao) You might drop it if you start at the beginning. Or not, or do like I always do and ff thru scenes you don't care about. The first few episodes I thought were too much like the contests these fantasies always seem to have in Wuxia. Kind of like watching a video game. There are good scenes though.

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I FF boring scenes all the time!!!! I might have to watch from the start so I can get the premise.

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@mollyp
With Chinese dramas I always have to research wiki or elsewhere or I'm totally lost! I read the wikipedia article for Fuyao first and was really confused because whoever wrote it must have used the novel synopsis. The drama is a bit different. And with having to read subtitles the first time around I miss a lot. I watched it first on DF and now watching on Viki. Sometimes the subtitles are almost the same but some are entirely different. Viki gave a much better explanation of the ending for me. Plus Viki subtitles the beginning and ending lyrics which I loved.

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I tried TROP but just couldn't get into it. Maybe it was the pacing. My favorite C dramas that I'm re-watching several times is Nirvana in Fire 2 (no, not the first, I love the 2nd), Legend of Fuyao and sort of Lost Love in Times.

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honestly the pacing massively picks up around ep 20! The story for the next 50 episodes is amazing! And if I manage to stick to it (and I’m a notorious drama dropper) it definitely did lots right! Thank you for the recommendations!

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Player: Pretty fun drama that doesn't require any mental or emotional exercise on the part of the reader. I do wish the team would chill out a bit more.

Guest: I thought episode 9 really dragged, and then episode 10 happened and redeemed the week. What is the fun and exciting version of whiplash? The writer probably knew we'd suspect the Ahn Nae Sang's character and is now saying "haha. you sure about that?". Now I don't know who to suspect.

Ghost Detective: The car PPLs have been ridiculous. It doesn't make sense to take separate cars when you're all going to the same place. At least make a joke about having matching cars. I hate Gyeol and the interloper trying to join the Scooby Gang. This drama had been good at being sort of hazy and using that to create tension. I felt like the tension snapped and jumped into tedium/time filler territory this week except for the scene between Sunwoo Hye and her mother and the reveal behind why she was making people commit suicide.

Paused 100 Days My Prince and Terrius behind me.

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It’s funny how things end up: I was originally going to watch Hundred Million Stars From the Sky and Room No. 9 given their synopses and Beanie sentiments, but real life has kept me so busy that I decided to follow the classic kdrama instead. I foresee myself being unable to find time consistently to watch the two shows above, so unfortunately I’ll not follow them (can’t get myself tempted reading the recaps!). As for The Ghost Detective, I’ll have to catch up over the weekend: it’s too interesting to drop and I’ve watched half of it already.

100 Days My Prince:
Je Yoon not figuring out that Won Deuk is the Crown Prince was just annoying! Even without the letter or the distinct voice (it’s funny how he recognised the gisaeng and female lead but not the male lead), the ‘uncomfortable’ phrase should have at least set bells ringing. Also, while Oppa may have been forced into becoming an assassin, Je Yoon’s ‘tyranny’ was intentionally done without consideration of friendly fire, so that’s another point against him. I’m surprised that the king is the one out of all the palace characters that has the most growth, but it’s still mostly static down there.

Fox Bride Star:
I guess female lead was supposed to be written as idealistic and hot-headed but something went wrong during the setup and the director is probably the one at fault for portraying her as self-indulgent and incompetent when she has more depth: she protects the female security guard and demonstrates sensitivity towards male lead’s need for privacy. The security team leader is in my opinion worse than 2nd male lead for relentlessly trying to expose male lead, though I might have to eat those words soon depending on what the 2nd male lead does now that he knows who male lead is.

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Marathoning 2 episodes of The Guest, 4 episodes of Ghost Detective, 8 episodes of Hwayugi, and keep mixing the plot here and there. Because The Guest leave strong impression, I keep on screaming "we need to exorcise!!" every time ghost come up in GD and Hwayugi, only to realize "oops, different drama!" 😅

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Lol. Are you sure need the exorcise Or maybe actually the priest? Just asking tho.

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Terius It's a silly story but it's also funny and adorable so it's easy to forget the silliness of the plot, doesn't hurt having a sexy villain.

Million Stars The favorite by far, love manipulative people. I didn't get Jin Kang this week. Didn't she become friends with MY too fast? This is the same guy that was maybe cheating of her bf and that ignored her call saying he was with another woman. Then JK gets slapped by the mom and suddenly it's ok not to care about any of that? I know there are people like that, they care only what it's done to people they like not what itself was done, but I didn't think she was one of these people? Or she isn't but she is acting like that to fit the story and move plot along? Bad writing? I didn't think this show would have that. Also they could skip people saying how handsome SIG is, felt fake. Anyway, everything else was great.

The Third Charm I don't think these two people should be a couple. They are too immature and their insecurities don't match. How can a romcom be any good if you want them to go their separate ways?

Beauty Inside I like the main characters and side characters, just don't like the story itself. Too many coincidences and logic jumps perhaps.

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“I didn't get Jin Kang this week. Didn't she become friends with MY too fast? This is the same guy that was maybe cheating of her bf and that ignored her call saying he was with another woman. Then JK gets slapped by the mom and suddenly it's ok not to care about any of that? I know there are people like that, they care only what it's done to people they like not what itself was done, but I didn't think she was one of these people? Or she isn't but she is acting like that to fit the story and move plot along? Bad writing? I didn't think this show would have that. “

I don’t think she became friendly with MY too quickly. It happened for many reasons. There’s no reason to continue suspecting he’s cheating because it was just one encounter at a movie theater, and MY answered that allegation when they were at the noodle house. JK dropped her grudge against MY after she saw how happy he made SA feel and this is after she found out they’ve slept together. She is definitely not ok with the slap and admitted she blames SA and is mad that she didn’t even apologize. And because she felt mad that SA didn’t apologize, she switch POV and realized how inappropriate it would be to not apologize for lashing out at MY that day, thus initiated contact to meetup with him.

And well, when I started thinking why SIG landed the lead role in Answer Me 1997, many Korean fans have been drooling at him for years. I don’t think it’s fake just because his looks is not your typical poster boy. He does turn heads in Korea more often than you would think.

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I didn't get the way he made SA feel had any importance for JK, I mean if he's suspicious why would she care he made SA feel better? I did understand why she felt the way she screamed at him was too much, it's after that I felt she was too friendly too fast. I thought he made clear for her he isn't in love with SA, he ignored her call, he gave other hints, that's more than enough for her to be distant from him.

I do know he is considered handsome, it's just not in a typical way so I think he needs time to make people attracted to him and they are making as if even with shaggy red hair and old tshirt he is super handsome for their standards which I guess he isn't, but it's details.

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I didn’t think he “made clear for her he isn't in love with SA”. He said he was sincere. He’s been screwing her mind the whole time but there’s no clear indication to her that he’s bad, just annoying af. Her friend is closest to him and the way she sees him does have some weight, especially when the friend changed from crying in her car to dancing in the streets. Keep in mind she too has a “boyfriend” and is not seeing MY romantically. There’s no reason to be so shielded from just being friends.

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I think she would feel differently if her brother told her he’s a murder suspect, but as of now she isn’t aware.

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Terius: loving it so far. Totally stupid and ridiculous, but I fell in love with the female lead for not being either a total helpless candy nor an evil money grubbing bitch.

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100 Days My Prince - Came for Dimples and stayed for D.O. Who would have thought D.O. would be the driving force of a drama? I hesitated to start this drama because I did not like the two leads, but I desperately needed a sageuk to watch. Now I'm a D.O. fan (although I still can't get on board with NJH). He does deadpan like no one can and I with that I am sure he would have been so much more convincing than Hyun Woo as a cold chaebol in Witch's Love.

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100 days my prince
- i am itching because the new mayor is face-blind. The crown prince that he was waiting for is just-right-there! I hope he recognizes him soon!

My secret Terrius
- Babysitting Bon is the most adorable thing ever. Can he babysit forever? Please?
- The King's Bag lady...is it just me or her acting is a bit awkward?

One Hundred Million Stars from The Sky
- It is very tempting to checkout the japanese version, but i won't. The relationship between Moo Young and Jin Kang is cute. They are the cutest, bickering pair who are able to fight while doing nice thing to each other. I want to fill my screen with it but the relationship between Jin Gook and the female police officer is also very cute to miss out. Can't they just go out?

Beauty Inside
It is actually comforting to have the card out in the open, at least to one person. These two might have the contract for business for now, but soon they might keep it to keep them alive.

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Someone in another thread said the Japanese version of 100 Million Stars involved incest, which I am NOT OK with, so also passed on it.

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Lot of dramas are ongoing right now but I only have eyes for The Guest.
I really like the trio working together in getting rid of spirits. I don't know I just don't have the mood to watch any show right now because I'm fully engrossed in watching this show until the end.

Tho, I might try Where Stars Land next just because of the very popular clip right now about the cameo of filipino actors in said drama, which had me a bit teary-eyed when I watch it.

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Where stars land : i cant predict what kind of person is lee dong gun actually. He definitely lee je hoon's good brother(?) in the past and maybe guilty about that accident, but he seems unhappy about lee je hoon's being physically "normal" after that accident. Why?

The guest : this absolutely getting better and creppier each week. All you need when you look for suspense, horror, thriller and mystery show. It one of kind show that you afraid to watch but you cant help because it makes you addicted. I need to look at a lot photos of puppy and laughing babies to recover after each episode.

The smile has left your eyes : this show actually have a lot depressing and sad story, but somehow i feel strong energy of hope and happiness in this show. Not kind of happiness that makes you dancing or giggling, but solemn one. Im not quite sure how, is it just me?

The ghost detective : ok show, first, you looks like a lion, but now i doubt you have teeths. But i guess we will find out next week. Im counting on you writernim.

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Hey, Beanies! It’s been months since I joined in for WWW. I’d been on a DB and drama-watching hiatus for a while but I am back, baby!

Because This Life is Our First: In celebration of this stunning show’s one-year anniversary and as an attempt to remind myself that a certain currently-airing drama doesn’t exist, several of us have been rewatching BTLIOF on Rabbit! We’ll be treating it like a currently-airing drama, watching one episode on Mondays and one on Tuesdays at 6pm Eastern time! Man, I forgot how great this show was from its very first week. It’s one of those few where everything just works together beautifully—acting, writing, and directing. Once again I cried when Ji-ho found herself violated and without any place to call home or even shelter, until her feet found their way to Se-hee’s doorstep. And.... man. Nam Se-hee. I love him so much. I love Lee Min-ki SO MUCH. What a brilliantly nuanced portrayal of a one-of-a-kind character. Once again I am reminded of why Nam Se-hee is the best male lead of all time. It’s striking how he uses his unique, logical way of thinking to empathize with other people. Those who call him emotionless are ignorant and blind. Yes, he’s reserved and introverted, but he is also warm and compassionate. I love how clearly the show set up our character’s personalities in just the first two episodes. What a drama.

And then later today we are watching Spellbound as my birthday celebration. I....... love Lee Min-ki a lot okay.

As for dramas that are actually currently airing, I really enjoy The Third Charm so far! Both Esom and Seo Kang-joon are delivering great performances and I really like their chemistry. Esom’s character is refreshingly flawed. There is still a long way to go until the end and I’m curious as to where the writer will bring us. I generally find the endings of on-again/off-again relationship stories to be unsatisfying (Ho-rang and Won-seok in BTLIOF, the movie Very Ordinary Couple) so we’ll see if this ends up being any different.

I’m also enjoying the first couple of episodes of Fox Bride Star and 100 Million Stars! In fact, HMS is probably my favorite of the bunch right now. Really unsettling premiere episodes, in a really good way, and I simply love everything about this cast. So so good to have my boy SIG back, and Jung So-min is so delightful always!

I have a lot of catching up to do these next few days but overall this seems to be a pretty good season!

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Thank you, Frabs!!!

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I second your opinion on BTLIOF. I kind of think Beauty Inside is trying for the same vibe but falling way short. And 100 million stars is the only excellent new thing at the moment.

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The Guest: 5/10 What does it say if the exorcisms drive ME away while the target demons remain? Setting aside after ep 6; likely drop.

Ghost Detective: 6/10 Playing catch-up on episodes/days/hours 6-11 as show gets gradually worse. So they kill the big bad at the start of ep 7 -- then what? Were they preparing for a Surplus Princess style early exit if the ratings were really bad? Oh, wait, it's a ghost show. Then ep 7 had a touching/dramatic scene where the sidekick was trying to communicate with the ghost by asking questions and having him answer by playing or pausing music -- the ghost can write (!) but I guess that's not dramatic enough. Sigh. Then in ep 10 they had more chances to kill the big bad... do something interesting or just get it over with. Early in day 11 I finally realized why characters in that other ghost show stab their eyes out -- it's to save them from watching shows with lame scripts.

30/17: 6/10 Ep 11 After seeing a 30-something act like a (homicidal) 12-year-old in Ghost Detective, seeing the 30-year-old act 17 isn't as impressive as it once was. She's still doing it well (they both are), but....

(current on all the following)
The Beauty Inside: 7/10 After thinking last week that the male lead was too much a jerk, this week they deserve each other. I mean that in a bad way when they are serving food to the poor, but at other times....
Meanwhile, there's something a bit meta about a k-actress who changes into a completely different person once a month. Real k-actresses only do that a few times a year. Or I could spin it as an actress who disappears for a week and then comes back same as always, kinda like actresses who disappear between shows and then come back playing the same old type-cast character.

Fox Bride Star / Where Stars Land: 6/10 First part of ep 3 almost drove me away, but it came around just (barely) in time. Sad to say, the security staff not-yet-couple are more fun than the leads.

My Secret Terius: 9/10 As the fan walls say, best kidnapping & escape ever. Bonus points for effective use of supporting characters. I hope they're getting paid well for their bag ppl.

100 Million Stars / Smile Has Left: 6/10

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