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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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Matrimonial Chaos: Oof, this week’s episodes were raw, real, and tough to watch. I missed the quirkiness of the previous episodes, but I’m invested in our main four now and will be sticking with them through the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Hundred Million Stars From the Sky: I haven’t seen the original and I’ve done my best to avoid spoilers, but this week I was left with the distinct impression that this twisty, mysterious drama is going to take me for a wild ride. I’m fighting the urge to google whether my hunch is true (please don’t be true!).

 

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The Ghost Detective: Things that I like: ghosts, serial killers, zombies, Scooby gangs, Daniel Choi, and Park Eun-bin. Things that I don’t like: this show.

The Guest: I was saving the last four episodes for a marathon but I had to rest my heart after that double emotional attack that is Go Sunbae’s possession and Yuk-gwang Hyung’s death. :'( Funny, neglected sidekicks are my catnip. Especially when the tsundere main character cracks and gets emotional, shedding secret tears when the comic relief is in danger. Maybe it’s because I see myself as the sidekick in real life. And I like to think that if something happens to me, my tsundere friends will band together with a handsome priest and heroically dunk me in a tub of holy water to save my soul. I have weird friends.

Fox Bride Star: Gah! It’s so fluffyyy! If I die from the cute, I’m gonna come back and start possessing people. My victims will turn into squeeing souls obsessed with puppies, kitties, and other cute things that resemble Lee Soo-yeon and Han Yeo-reum. You’ll have to exorcise me by chasing me around with a matchmaking vacuum robot. (Or a hot priest. I’m not a picky ghost.)

Matrimonial Chaos: I’ll always be wary of J- to K-drama adaptations (thanks, Tomorrow Cantabile!) but Matrimonial Chaos goes on the “I’m glad I gave this a chance” pile. The original was indeed much much quirkier but what I like about the K-version is it took its time to highlight just how differently wired Hwi-ru and Seok-mu are when it comes to love. The characters are more normal too, so scenes like this are more relatable. In the J-version, it was like watching weird people being weird and finding love. But in the toned down K-version, you want to reach inside the screen and hug Hwi-ru for being lonely even while you pity Seok-mu for being unable to connect with her pain. I can’t say one is better than the other, but I understand why they made the changes in the K-drama version to suit a different audience.

My Secret Terrius: Be warned, I’m watching this with my sister so our progress is glacial (to illustrate: she watches 3 episodes of Healer a year). This week, we finished the episode where Kim Bon is repeatedly humbled by stay-at-home dad extraordinaire Sang-ryul (Kang Ki-young) and I have never wanted a mentor-mentee relationship this badly since Misaeng. If Sang-ryul is already this proud about being in the Special Forces, imagine how bigger the bragging will get when he finds out that he’s been “training” a super elite spy? Heehee dramaland should just put Kang Ki-young in everything. He’s a theme post waiting to happen.

 
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I’ve been busy this week! So I focused on the finales and didn’t have enough time to catch up on Fox Bride Star. So many premieres upcoming this month ... will be tough choosing what to watch.

100 Days My Prince:
The ending really highlights how romance and palace politics don’t mesh together well, as multiple arcs flop: Queen faction got tamed offscreen and brought back just for the finale (the poor actors), Minister Kim got killed so easily (well at least there’s more than one arrow this time round) and most importantly we had a last minute noble idiocy move by the female lead (the chase for her acceptance by the male lead was frankly pointless dragging to fill up the screen time). I’m glad though that the acting brought in great ratings for the show: the bonuses will be well deserved.

The Ghost Detective:
As a response to the tease in the last episode: no, I don’t think I want a season 2 of this show featuring a replica of Sun Woo Hye. Throughout the finale, I was laughing in disbelief at the things that happened: Sun Woo Hye just leaves peacefully after a talk (I’m amazed that the male lead was able to convince her), Yi Rang just appears out of nowhere (was she hiding? was she watching over her sister? we’ll never know) and Da Il just cheats death for yet another time (Mr Han’s reaction just sums it all up). Random police ops team is random: too bad for the CEO, he had no screen time!

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I think it is to this drama's detriment that it insists of making Lee Da Il "alive". The drama went downhill around the time it was discovered that Da Il was alive, and him coming back as a ghost - this time immune from the consequences of using ghostly powers- makes me scratch my head.

The talk with Sunwoo Hye was sort of blah compared to other confrontations Sunwoo Hye and Lee Da Il have had where Lee Da Il was explaining how wrong this all is. I don't get what's so amazing about this talk that she was like "okay. Got it."

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Both 100 Million Stars and Where Stars Land are playing with my poor heart this week. How can I be wholeheartedly happy for those couples when I'm in perpetual state of waiting for the other shoe to drop? Am I ready to deal with the consequences next week??

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I kinda dropped Terius Behind Me. I know it's a show that's all fluff and doesn't take itself seriously, but when *I* stopped taking them seriously, I couldn't bring myself to continue watching

So right now, all I'm watching is Fox Bride Star . Lee Soo-yeon and Han Yeo-reum are sooooooo cute!!

But this week, I wanted to smack Soo-yeon for not thinking ahead and doing what's best in the present (allowing himself heal) so that he'll be well on the long-term. I understand why patients do this, but I have no patience for it because the opportunity cost is never worth it.

Ghost Detective : Mtcheeeeew.

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"Ghost Detective: Mtcheeeeew"

OMG, this long hiss. In bold too. LMAO!

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"Ghost Detective : Mtcheeeeew."

LMAOOO, This about summed it all!! Thanks for this, LOL.

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that "Mtcheeeeew" was resounding loud & clear across galaxies.
HA HA HA HA HA!

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100 million is all i got to watch this week as i near exam week and it's got my heart and soul!

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Only watching Where Stars Land(18/32) for drama. Cliffhangers for both episodes this weeks are about Soo-Yeon's disability. There are only(?) 14 episodes left, hopefully the plot won't be rushed in the end.

The "sudden" change of New Journey to the west from season 5 to 6 is quite surprising(?), and tomorrow's episode is stated as episode 1 of season 6 on tvN's schedule.

It seems different without Kim ji-Suk on Problematic Men. However, it is nice to see Park Kyung to overcome his slump and answered questions then promoting Top Star Yoo Baek.

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Anyway, I miss reading @girlfriday and @javabeans' thoughts in weekly watch posts

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Have they resigned?

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I wonder? it seems like late-last year both disappeared from Dramabean's content. And Dramabean's social media hasn't shown much since around the same time.

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I need to catch up to Problematic Man (100 more eps to go!!), especially since the latest episodes are nicely subbed. Aww, it sucks that Kim Ji-suk is busy with his drama. He is my second fave after Park Kyung there. It must felt different without Brain-vely around.

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Terrible Ghost Drama: FINALLY ITS DONE! Time to forget this show, and hope park eun bin has developed a better eye for dramas / aoy3.
Cute Kids +KIS show: We had like less than 5min of kiddy showtime per episode this week, @ pd/writers: you know you can do better than that. The whole spy plot is confusing, possibly because i tuned out for far too long, though to be fair it was pretty boring. Jin Young Tae is getting on my nerves pretty bad, aaand handsome hitman better not hurt the leader of KIS.

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@mary, Matrimonial Chaos. A bit long winded compaed to the J version and Eita’s character was a bit quirkier, overall though I’m enjoying the show. Enjoying Bae Doo-na’s performance. Son Seok- Koo has played two roles originally played by Gou Ayano. The boyfriend in Mother and the cheating husband in Matri

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Oops. Matrimonial Chaos.

100M Stars: Seo In-Guk, he has wonderful kiss scenes.
The Guest: Whew !
C drama : Martial Universe

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The Guest
So bathtub emersion or ocean drowning 🛀 🌊 are two safe methods for getting rid of demons ?

I liked Hwa-Pyung’s house.

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I went back to this after finishing eps 15-16 hehe

In other fiction books I read, saltwater magnifies magic powers, allowing mages to perform magic even when they're tired. Though doesn't that mean that both Mateo and Park Il-do would be more powerful in the ocean? I... don't know anymore.

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Hundred Million Stars from the Sky: wow holy moly what a show. Ep 10 gave us long overdue cuteness and loveliness but it seems shortlived judging on the ep 11 preview with more emotional angst due.

Surprised Jin-kang knows Jin-kook isn't her brother.

Wish this shoe had better ratings but I guess it is too dark for people.

And I pray to god Jin-kang and Moo-young aren't siblings... I will never forgive the writer if they are 😠😡

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The Smile has left your eyes is killing me at the moment! I have never been this mesmerised by a show to this extent! The chemistry between JSM and SIG sizzles and I feel like an intruder watching their quiet intimate scenes.

Where Stars land is another one which is taking over my heart! I am watching it all because of the sugar coated nice guy hero that I am sure we all love! I feel very protective towards him like a mama bear and wish him nothing but pure undiluted happiness.

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Mary’s sister only watched 3 episodes of Healer in a year? And I thought my monthly drama club was slow to watch dramas, watching one episode a month! It took over a year for us to finish Goblin! And we’re only on the 3rd episode of Buamdog Revenge Club!

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How can they wait?

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Yes, how?????

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But at the same time, she doesn't want me to spoil her about the ending because she still wants to watch it. It's been YEARS. It drives me crazy! Hahaha...

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I literally cannot fathom that kind of impulse control.

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@egads what's "impulse control", is it yummy? >___<

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@mary I've heard you can find it packaged with "responsibility," "a full night's sleep," and "a social life." I'm not sure where one finds these things, but then I'm too busy watching the next episode to search.

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That just proves they are not interested in the drama but keeping it in watchlist as last resort of timepass and giving company to a friend.
Interest > curiosity > info gathering aka watch or read the content.

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I don't think that's the case for everyone.

My sis is genuinely interested in certain shows (I'm still banned from discussing Healer and Liar Game's endings at home). The more she likes a show, the more she stops herself from gobbling up episodes because she doesn't want a good thing to end and say goodbye to characters. Case in point: she left the last 15 minutes of Liar Game un-watched because of Lee Sang-yoon haha. If she doesn't like it or is only mildly interested, she just asks me to tell her the plot.

In Ally's friends' case, you could be right, some of them might be watching for the social aspect. But some of them could just be non-binge-watchers like some people I know. They treat shows like movies where 1-2 hours a month is enough enjoyment. I know it's weird for us who are used to watching hundreds of episodes in a year, but for all we know they think we're weird for doing that.

Sometimes when I look at them vs us, I wonder if they're right and we shouldn't watch too much stuff. Because all that drama-watching have made us cynical and bored of most things, while for them everything is still fresh and funny and interesting. But what can I do? I have poor impulse control. I can't NOT watch a show when episodes are available and subbed...

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My ladies all genuinely enjoyed Goblin. It’s a whole new world for them, new cultural references, new ways of looking at people and relationships, religion and philosophical ideas. I discuss a lot with them through the shows. It takes a long time to digest some parts. For our most recent one, the alcoholism and domestic abuse and generally poor treatment of women led us off on a tangent and one of them has a now sober husband who put her through hell and back, so that first episode needed some time to sit. We are there for the social aspect, for sure, the food and drink and laughter and support, but we appreciate the dramas as well. We just take time to digest them.

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This is what i talked about few weeks ago in the open thread. I do the same. It took me 9 years to see the outcome of one of my favourite.

@ally @mary I used abrasive words again. I wasn't talking in general. I recommended a few kdramas to few social friends and they did enjoy them and called them good timepass but nothing more than that. More than the show they talked about the way characters ate food loud talks.

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Aside from The Guest, I'm only watching IZ*ONE Chu as my happy pill, I need something light and cute to ease the stress from the dark OCN drama.. I guess I won't watch any current drama and just wait for the next batch of November dramas..

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The IZ*ONE girls have taken over my life recently. 😅 I've dropped the few dramas that I'm watching because the girls amuse me so. They're super adorbz! Choi Yena and Jang Wonyoung are my faves. Yena makes me laugh so much and is just the life of the party. I like that she pretty much is well rounded in that she can sing, rap, dance, and just oozes with charm and personality. Wonyoung, who at 14 (!), reminds me of a young Jeon Ji Hyun. It's quite incredible how graceful and elegant Wonyoung is at that age but still remains youthful.

IZ*ONE is the first girl group that I stanned after SNSD. How I wish they could stay together longer.

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So, are you officially a WIZ*ONE? 😉

Ye Na got a lot of screen time in Ep 1 compared to the other members but she deserves it, she is a talented mood maker in the team. Now that I see them together, I could see why they chose this debut line up..

I'll be sad too when the J-line has to comeback to their country, Sakura and Chae Yeon fan like me will cry a river 😭

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Hi there, fellow WIZ*ONE! 😁

I agree that this is probably the best line up that they could've come up with. I just love the chemistry from the group. The vocals also just match. They are a joy to watch in varieties.

The debut concept was also thought out very well. I like that while it is sweet and innocent, it is not bland or boring. It brings out the individual character (or should I say color) of the girls. I also would like to commend their stylist. The outfits have been top notch so far in that it makes them look like classy girl next door types.

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Yes ! Some people might find their debut song quite forgettable but I really like La Vie en Rose, everything about them is pretty~ I like their blue outfit on their debut stage too 😄 and the pony tails !

I haven't got a subtitle version for their Idol Room episode, have you watched it?

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@keiru I've only watched snippets of their Idol Room ep on Youtube. Yena's duck introduction is hilarious!

There's already a full English sub of their guesting on Weekly Idol, though unofficial. Hyewon's lack of aegyo is super funny. Kim Shinyoung, who I loved with SNSD during their early years, is the perfect host for them.

Speaking of SNSD, I love that the white outfits worn by IZ*ONE on MBC's Music Core seem to be a nod to SNSD's Genie era. The outfits were somewhat similar to what SNSD wore in their rooftop stage, which I believe continues to be MBC's highest rated.

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Wait, they appeared on Weekly Idol too?? I thought it was only on Idol Room (I got confused with this shows 😂)

IZ*ONE's white outfit AND Sakura's hat 😍

Let's hope we can see them at MAMA 2018, although the other rookies [ especially (G)I-DLE ] are such a tough competitor too

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@keiru Can't wait to see them at MAMA. It's already confirmed that they are performing. This is the first time in a long while that I got excited in MAMA again. Thank you for fangirling with me. 😍

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My highlight of this week:

=100 days my Prince ended, I was quite happy with the ending,,and I'll be in denial that Kyungso is an idol who dance and sing, he's a seja, period.
=Dae Jang Geum is Watching ep3, I really like it! I thought it was food-centric drama only (which is a genre that I like), but I'm glad that I found the slice of life-vibe in it too, what with the lesson of how work life often sucks, no matter how hard you try to do your best in it. so I think this show is a keeper.
=Dairenai, a J-drama I've just started, Erika Toda in it, and the first ep already promised an angsty ending, curious to see how the story unfold.
=Bodyguard, a BBC One's drama. I read about it in an Australian newspaper, and started watching ep1 this week. It has a good opening scene, intense, but the rest hasn't grabbed my attention as much as I wanted, still plan to continue with ep 2 next week, coz I kinda miss watching british drama, they're hard to find in my country.
=watching some old clips of wuxia drama of TVB HK. Novelist Jin Young passed away, R.I.P. he's the creator of some most famous wuxia story brought to TVB screen that my late dad loved. I remember watching the wuxia drama with my dad in my kindy age, I didn't understand the story properly of course, just liking how almost every characters were easily flying everywhere they want, haha..
Oh and of course I also watched ALL the awards show,,where My Ajusshi crew and cast been nominated, soo happy for their win!! :D

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100 Days My Prince: Sad that it's over because I love the cast. The drama wasn't without flaws, especially in its final quarter, and I wish I could change some stuff (Mooyeon and Minister Kim's deaths, Hongshim's weird sudden noble idiocy) that happened. Having said that, I thoroughly enjoyed the journey and I'd be lying if I said this drama hasn't made me fall in love with Kyungsoo and Jihyun. I'm going to miss them and the whole Songjoo village family!

The Third Charm: Eh. I love Seo Kangjoon and I love Esom, but Doctor Third Wheel is really rubbing me the wrong way, it's been difficult to watch. I think I'm going to drop this and stick to reading the recaps.

I watched episode 1 of Matrimonial Chaos, but I'm not sure if I'll keep going. Maybe I'll give ep 2 a try and see how I feel.

Have a great week beanies!

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This week I feel so let down by dramas I currently watch.
Terius Behind Me with luckluster plot is bearable but when it's starts lucking in fluff what there to care about?
The Guest after strong run the last episode were strongly meh, if villain need to explain whole plot in the last episode, writer should go and reflect on his ability to screw up story so much, on the upside, characters writing were impeccable and the cast were stellar, I hope we see more Kim Dong Wook in dramas, he was truly amazing (although I started watching for Jae Wook, credits where credit's due).
Million Stars..., the sudden romance left me cold and bothered, and I can't find in myself to care for happy ending for sociopath.

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100MSFTS has taken over my life. I can’t seem to focus on any other drama...

I was one of those who wanted the story to be tragic to epic proportions but after episode 10 I take it back!

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It has also taken over my life, but I'm watching My Ahjussi as well to avoid getting sucked in too deep in case the drama takes a very bad turn.

After episode 10 I don't know what to think anymore. I thought I knew what I wanted for the characters, but at this point, I'm just willing to let the plot drive itself.

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Funny that the last time I was similarly obsessed was when I was watching My Ahjussi. These are two shows that really got under my skin this year (plus Life On Mars that I truly liked but didn’t have the same emotional impact as 100MSFTS and MA).

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So to kill the days in between I finally turn on Mr. Sunshine (most accessible kdrama cuz Netflix has been crossselling it in every freaking genre and category. Half episode in and I’m on DB reading stranger fan walls. Next I know Netflix is checking if I’m still there😅🤦🏻‍♀️

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Matrimonial Chaos: Absolutely loving this show. It makes me feel for the characters. I connect so much to these people. I love how quirky turns to deep philosophies in a short time. I just love this show. And Bae Doo Na - what a phenomenal actress. When she cries I feel like my eyes are getting wet ( and I hardly cry watching dramas).

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I'm loving it too.

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I'm loving it three. Watched every episode twice! I do relate a bit with Suk-moo. Seeing him struggle with trying to show what he really feels and think touch me so.

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I really started to grow fond of SeokMoo. His cynical view of everything is taking a toll on him too. He knows it. He just can’t seem to find a way to fix it. Even his feelings get trampled on by his view before he can express it.
I think his family has a lot to do with why he ended up this way.

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I still haven't found this week's Manpuku episodes subbed.

- Completed -

100 Days My Prince: It felt like the show wanted to give a happy rom-com ending for the leads and decided to conclude the face off with the Prime Minister as fast as possible. It disappointed in that aspect since I wanted to take more pleasure seeing the Big Villain fall.

A Day: It's a thriller starring Kim Myung Min and Byun Yo Han who repeat the same day to save their daughter and their wife. The concept has been done over and over again and here it's clearly the acting and the characters who have regrets and try to fiy their mistakes who make this a good movie.

On Your Wedding Day: A recent Kmovie starring Kim Young Kwang and Park Bo Young. It was a nice movie full of laughter, tears and warmth. Both leads had great chemistry. The ending was obvious but it didn't tarnish the journey. It is a coming of age and rom-com movie.

Marmalade Boy: I knew nothing about the synopsis before starting so I was pretty disturbed with both divorced couples who lived together, the student-teacher relationship, the faux-incest relationship and the reveal at the end. It sure was... something !

The Ghost Detective: I deserve a cookie for finishing this drama.

The Guest: This show played with me til the end. About Park Il Do... it's coherent as the superior spirit he represents so I'm satisfied with the ending.

Welcome to Heal Inn: I randomly saw this drama's poster on mydramalist and it looked nice
. Girl group fromis9 released a 6 episodes webdrama on their vlive channel. It's a healing drama that involves cooking. I recommend to watch it at night after a hard day.

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Bad Papa: Once again only one episode aired this week. I didn't expect to have a focus on Sun Joo. She already knew Ji Cheol, admired him even before meeting him and eventually fell in love with him. For the first time, I felt empathy for her. It hurts to see how she went from admiring and being inspired by Ji Cheol and boxing to the hurtful events after the match against Min Woo and their married life turned sour. Speaking of Min Woo, how can he be that delusional ? He and Sun Joo never dated and he was the only one in an unrequired love. How good it felt when she told him she and Ji Cheol will never divorce ? Take that Min Woo ! And Ji Cheol in the empty house was so sad ! I believe his wife and his daughter will join him soon.

Dae Jang Geum is Watching: I liked this week's episode less because we spent more time with the office and the romance.

Fluttering Warning: I still don't knoe what to think. There's nothing new but I want to keep watching for the cast.

Hide and Seek: Each character did at at least one wrong thing in the past or in the present. I can't entirely root for someone so I'm patiently waiting for the final.

Matrimonial Chaos: I'm glad...

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Matrimonial Chaos: I'm glad Yoo Young exploded at the end before registring their marriage. It seemed too easy for Jang Hyun to just say he will be a good husband and not work hard to assure Yoo Young he will be faithful. Seok Moon's sister, Seok Young, has been getting more screentime lately and her married life isn't better than other married couples in this show. Just why did she marry her husband ?!

Miss Ma, Nemesis: Cheol Min panicked when he saw Eun Ji wearing this exact hair accessory he saw in the woods. He's undoubtly involved in the murder but isn't the Big Villain since he immediatly called someone regarding Eun Ji.

Player: It seems like the Big Bad is going to frame Prosecutor Jang and Ha Ri's team to cover up the scandal during the election.

Room No.9: I'm baffled every week to see how manipulative Hae Yi. Hwas Sa (her body) has cancer, won't tell her that and will switch bodies ! Also, I didn't think she truely loved Yoo Jin before. I thought it was more like she loved her confortable life and the possible privileges she could obtain from marrying a handsome rich young man. What a surprise ! Well, apparently he's the last key to the body swap mystery and followed Hae Yi's "orders", even if tried to do convince Hwa Sa in his way.

Terius Behind Me: We finally got the nose kiss !

The Beauty Inside: It would have been great to see more of Se Gye and her mother together because it feels like we missed a lot of precious memories. But then, Se Gye must certainly feel the same.

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes: As much as Jin Kang and Mo Young scenes made me happy for once, I can't help but think about what Jin Gook did and how it will affect his relation with Jin Kang. He's the characer I treasure the most in this show and I don't want to hate him even if he killed someone. This mix emotion is particulary interesting because Moo Young is seen as a bad person at the beginning but he wants to be good while Jin Gook is the sweet brother with a golden heart that did something bad.

The Third Charm: After the time skip, Joon Young looks finally in his place. He and the policewoman make such a cute couple that I don't want him and Young Jae to get back together.

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Completely agree on the Third Charm, not ideal where the OTP is not the couple you should be rooting for given the character's presentation so far. I"m surprised given the extensive list that Fox Bride Star is not on it, been fun to watch.

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It's a bit hard to know how Young Jae and Joo Young will get back together. The recent episode made me feel pity for Young Jae but the drama needs to do more than that.

I watched the first episode of Fox Bride Star and the heroine put me off. I read it gets better so I may binge watch it after it's completed.

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I agree with you on Matrimonial Chaos. You could tell with every new episode that Yoo Young was getting more and more done with this fake marriage. First, the girlfriends come to her store, then the marriage license that never got filed and now her sister shoving in her face how similar she is to her mother. She was bound to explode at some point.

I am not too sure why Seok Moon's sister married him either. For security? Maybe she thought she could have a stable marriage with an ugly, rich guy. She gives me the same feeling as Yoo Young - people who don't make a big fuss until they explode.

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It was nice to have this parallel with her mother !

About Seok Moon's sister marriage. I think you're right. Her husband brought her financial security and he fulfills her father's conditions. As opposed to Hwi Roo who he thought wasn't good enough for Seok Moo.

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RE: Hide and Seek - They have all done something wrong, but I still think that Chae Rin is the least bad, and at least she has some reasons for doing what she did. The others.. no. Still hoping for Truck of Doom for grandma and Soo Ah.
Ms Ma - Every time I figure out who the bad guys are, it changes. Starting to think that there are several bad people and a fairly large conspiracy.
Room #9 - Getting frustrated with the characters inability to figure out that they are both doomed if they don't stop playing their games with each other.

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Yes if I had to root for someone it would be Chae Rin !

Ms. Ma: Mysteries around the daughter's death are too big to just be a kidnapping.

Room 9: Each episode makes me think that goth women won't work together since there's so much animosity between them.

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Re ghost detective- we all deserve not a cookie, but one of these PPL cars for finishing it.

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Marmalade Boy - hahaha. Hinako was cute but lips looked a bit puffed up. I wrote about this and someone got fictional ideas.

On Your Wedding Day - I'm midway but start is meh. When they become adults is when real fun starts as per trailers.

Bad Papa - Papa needs Daughter and wife. Min Woo needs some good beating and that in the ring.

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Marmalade Boy - I thought her lips were a bit too puffed but since it was my first time seeing her, I thought they looked naturally like that.

On Your Wedding Day - The adult part should've been longer because that's when the conflict comes in.

Bad Papa - I can't wait to see Min Woo being beat up in front of the whole nation.

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I signed up for something dark and twisty and tragic, so Hundred Million Stars From The Sky better take it all the way. Give me longing. Give me death. Don't half ass it. Don't you dare give them romantic happy ending. I'm warning you.

I don't know the original, but I only know the ending is not happy. I want the same for this remake. But Kdramas tend to mess up their ending by choosing the safe route. I'm hoping this show would be an exception.

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Yes.... I got my new box of lotion infused tissue ready for the plunge down with Moo Young and JinKang so I expect no less of six flags free fall.

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I was away for a 2 weeks island trip and missed A LOT of episodes of currently watched dramas. The only one I managed to watch was Matrimonial Chaos and 2d1n. The Gutaeng Hyung memorial episode left me in a bundle of tears. He’s such a good man, loved by many, gone too soon.

I’m gonna have to catch up soon with the rest of the dramas soon. If only I have the time. 😔

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The Beauty Inside - the story has progressed to a point where I can't miss an episode. All the things that annoyed me are fading away...
I might not be in love, I'm definitely in like a lot...!

Fluttering Warning - silly waste of time. Perfect for mindless entertainment. I just hope that the leads aren't overwhelmed by embarrassment.

I hope to watch more dramas as time becomes available... *sigh*

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Fluttering warning! I wholeheartedly agree in hoping the leads are overwhelmed with embarrassment. I know they're both good actors, so the writing and directing are to blame.

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100 Days My Prince: the actors are top-notch, the cinematography is just so beautiful, especially the barley field and the bamboo forest, but the editing and plot not so much. However, I just love the villagers and the OTP so much, so of course I wasn’t happy with that last minute noble idiocy. Wae writer-nim? Wae you keep our OTP mostly apart in the last episode? Wae??? 😫😫

Terrius Behind Me: all caught up. This show is best not taken seriously to ensure my enjoyment factor is at the maximum. Sometimes it’s good not to think too hard about the plot and just enjoy the ride (in the blue sports car of course).

Fox Bride Star: another show that I’m all caught up. Some scenes were just too painful to watch and make my blood boil, like the abuse the airport employees had to put up with, and not only that, your superior siding with the horrid customers without hearing your side of the story or even bothering to investigate the incident properly and just assume you are wrong. So Mr Choi Moo-Ja, the security team manager, has my total respect when he stood up for his abused employees. Bravo!! 👏🏻👏🏻

Looking forward to catching up on the Million Hundred Stars ⭐️

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Gosh @mary LOLOL, love your post ie your take on being possessed or possessing others!! Being possessed by your ghost doesn't sound half bad! 😇

The Guest: ... And I like to think that if something happens to me, my tsundere friends will band together with a handsome priest and heroically dunk me in a tub of holy water to save my soul.

Fox Bride Star: ... If I die from the cute, I’m gonna come back and start possessing people. My victims will turn into squeeing souls obsessed with puppies, kitties, and other cute things that resemble Lee Soo-yeon and Han Yeo-reum. You’ll have to exorcise me by chasing me around with a matchmaking vacuum robot. (Or a hot priest. I’m not a picky ghost.)

- 😂 I volunteer to be your online tsundere friend. I've got a bathtub, and I even know a hot priest!! 😂

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But will he be willing hallow your bathtub?

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Heheheh! The blessing of water should be fine. We can but ask!

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Only when it's not in use. *awkward Mateo blush*

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100 days my prince- The last 2 episodes could've been a lot better.
ghost detective- the ending doesn't make sense, but then it stopped making sense long ago, so just glad it's over.
the guest- little disappointed by the reveal, but glad by the way things turned out. A bit confused regarding HP, but if there's a possibility of a 2nd season, I'm all for it.
guardian- @giegie0384 @newso, @pakalanapikake,
still enjoying it. But I'm a little bit bothered by the editing. The scenes shift rapidly. Also the subs are not exactly proper I guess.
player- finally 'that person' was revealed. I haven't seen ep 10 yet, but seems like the big game is finally starting.

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Guardian is a badly edited with cheap cgi drama, and cgi gets worse in the second half. Some scenes were edited out too (restrictions) so there are awkward scenes transition in some episodes. And if I’m not mistaken drama is subbed by kind international fans on youtube, not by the people from sites like viki or df. Lead actors Bai Yu & Zhu YiLung carried that show and made it watchable tbh. :D

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Oh I didn't know that. It's still understandable, but sometimes I've to make up my own interpretation if the subs don't make sense.

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@superwhopotterlock,

I concur re: 100 DAYS MY PRINCE (but am still thankful for the introduction to Do Kyung-soo -- who was fab as Seja/Won-deok -- and Nam Ji-hyun as Hong-shim). I agree re: THE GUEST and THE PLAYER.

Re: Cdrama GUARDIAN, it's not only fansubbing of the drama, but fan translation of the novel, too. Translator is a law student. Reading the novel helps a lot when it comes to iffy subtitles. If all else fails, just appreciate the eye candy acting chops, chemistry, and music. ;-)

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That's what I'm doing! Appreciating the eye candy 😋

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3 Nov 2018 - What I'm watching from the most compelling to the most meh (to me).
Will Watch ASAP
The Guest – I've completed the series. Phew!! Last time I wrote 2 weeks ago, I said "I'm beginning to think it's too much to ask that everyone we like who is now alive stays alive." So I'm actually amazed that we have the ending that we do, and that it does not feel like a cop out, or forced or illogical.
Best things about the show:
- the girl is levelheaded, is consistently smart, capable, can protect herself and others and yet willingly accepts help without becoming a wimp
- the exorcisms which were scary, touching, compelling …
- the winsome threesome who had each others' backs the whole time, although they came from 3 different backgrounds and approached the same thing in 3 different ways.

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - The Jin Gook tale needs to be fleshed out a lot more. The secrets we can only guess at (but we're quite sure we're right) makes this a more twisted tale than expected, and it's not because of the possibly sociopathic Moo Young, but because of the 'normal', lovable big bro.

Where Stars Land/Fox Bride Star - I can see the fallout happening right away when Soo Yeon refused to admit that his limb support devices can malfunction. If that happened in a situation that required quick action for the safety of others, it could have dire consequences. And our rather scattered Yeo Reum suddenly realises that she's almost dating someone she knows too little about. It's going to be a difficult episode coming up, but still so great to watch. Would be better sans In Woo who does nothing for me except irritate. He really should start his growth arc like 2 weeks ago.

Terius Behind Me – This show goes from ridiculous laugh out loud zaniness to nail-biting suspense, with warm family cuteness in between. The last episode had less of the funny but maybe the plot to catch those baddies gets a move on, while our intrepid KIS come under attack. (Side note: I thought that the killer walking around the carpark with gun held openly was just asking for trouble with the many car cameras around him!)

12 Nights - Creeping in slowly to my must-watch-now list, with a nice nuanced emotional undertone, that gives the different relationships a unified feel. It's pleasant to be watching people slowly figure out what gives them meaning, and take the steps to go for it. The only tension comes from show leaving the main OTP relationship in a strange limbo of no contact when apart. We're all going to be filled with hope and wistful longing each time one of those 12 nights comes around.

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On the Brink ie Not Sure if I'll Continue Watching
The Beauty Inside - It's cute and all but I stopped watching due to lack of time and energy. I'm ambivalent about Eun Ho and Sa Ra's relationship. How about drama do something different and let the guy become a priest?

Player - Good pace and nice team bonding, but does not warm me as much as Police Unit 38. Maybe cards are held too close to the chest or something and we don't really know what's happening?

The Third Charm - From the recap, it sounds hopeful that more time will elapse and a new season will come along, with the OTP having found themselves more … or at least one of them who needs to do the finding will do so. I might dip into next week's episodes …maybe they'll be ready to be together somehow or figure out that they should be apart by the next season.

Fluttering Alert - I liked the premise but the look and feel of the first episode was a hodge podge of ok and not so ok scenes. I felt that sometimes the show took on a low production value vibe, which was jarring. Yoon Eun Hye looked uncomfortable or over-acted her good-natured unspoilt actress role and wasn't natural. Maybe she's been away for too long? The 2nd episode was better. I'll give it a few episodes before I decide whether to watch it all the way.

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Fluttering Alert (Love Alert): Ha, ha, for me the 2nd episode was worse than the first! Totally agree about the low production value. It's like they take well known stars and who care about the story or crappy writing and directing. I'm so disappointed it's so bad.

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@growingbeautifully,

I cannot agree with you more about THE GUEST. I'm still letting it marinate for a while. It has been an intense ride. I'd like to give a special shout-out to the fourth member of our intrepid trio, Yook Seung-ho, aka Yook Gwang ("six rays of light"), who truly illuminated the darkness.

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@pakalanapikake
Marinate is right. I feel that I've not done the show justice due to lack of time. I need to savour the last 2 episodes a bit more and figure if I'm missing anything or reading too much into something. It's actually good that the recap only comes out on Wednesday (my time)! 😉

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@growingbeautifully, As with 100 DAYS MY PRINCE, I really feel the need to read the recaps for the final week's episodes of THE GUEST. I know I probably missed details in amongst the twists. I usually rewatch to refresh my memory before reading and commenting on recaps, so look forward to jawboning with everyone. See you there. ;-)

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Part of me wished Yook Gwang was just out there either as an amnesiac (a la 100 days my prince) or as a comatose body that was kidnapped (a la Ghost Detective). I was really sad when his body finally washed up.

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@asianromance ar,

The sound effect clinched it for me that Yook Gwang was headed to the last roundup. After that there was no way I expected he could have survived.

I was glad that his remains washed ashore so that he could have a decent funeral. His contributions were crucial to Hwa-pyung's survival, and he bailed out Mateo as well. I liked how well he collaborated with the other exorcists. He really did play well with others.

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I love Lee Min Ki and Seo Hyun Jin, but I can’t seem to get into their drama at all which makes me quite sad. I sort of still watching it, but I am more interested with the wannabe priest friend and step sis.

Fox bride stars on the other hand owns my soul. My brain acknowledges that this drama has tons of flaws, but my heart does not seem to care. There’s something about this drama that just gets to me. I suspect it’s related to Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo Bin being achingly adorable together. I thought Chae Soo Bin will never be able to create another magical chemistry like what she had with Yoo Seung Hoo in INAR. But I am obviously wrong. And this is my first exposure of Lee Je Hoon in romantic roles and I want to see more of him in this kind of role.

Because last week I didnt get enough of my Lee Je Hoon fix, I decided to start Signal for the first time. I remember reading that he was criticized for being “over-acting” in that drama. So I kept waiting for that, but now I am on episode 14 and still fiind that his acting is completely excellent from the start. Or my current bias has clouded my judgement? Lol. But now I get the hype about the drama. It’s a very very very good.

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Matrimonial Chaos - So good. You constantly wonder what in the world is going through all of the main characters' minds when they make decisions.

My Secret Terrius - I've only watched this week's first episode and half of the second one. As always, loads of fun!

The Ghost Detective - Um, sounds awful, but perhaps if tragedy had struck everyone, we could perhaps then say things ended on an interesting note?

Behind on the week's episodes of Room No. 9 and Player ..... but I'm trying to catch up!!

Take care everyone and have a great weekend!

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You have a great weekend too @korfan!

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Fox Bride Star: Behind.

Beauty Inside: Behind, but I watched the Kim Min-suk episode today. Can't stress how much fun that was!

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes: It's getting squicky, and I don't know if I can take it!

Twelve Nights: Okay, what witchcraft is the writer using to have each episode set over one day without anything ever feeling slow or unnecessary? Why isn't this drama on a mainstream broadcast station where it will get the attention it deserves??

Chugakusei Nikki: I like that it reminds me of Majo no Jouken, but I have no idea why I'm supposed to like the characters yet.

On Your Wedding Day: It's an all-around solid film, but probably not one I'll rave about. Although, I do appreciate watching a love story that didn't end happily for them - South Korea is so oversaturated with happily-ever-afters, it's quite refreshing to see something like this.

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Agree on Your Wedding Day. One of those easy to watch but also instantly forgettable movies. I ended up FF most of the last 1/3 of it, was getting draggy for me.

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Ashes of Love C drama and the only drama I'm watching now.
The pattern is becoming familiar. I get into a kdrama slump and then I pick up a C drama, hopefully to be consumed by it. If it works, it should last me a while because you know, C dramas have so maaaaaany episodes. During my previous slump, I binge Story of Yanxi Palace. Now, I am hooked on the Daffy Grape and Hot Phoenix.

I must confess Deng Lun didn't struck me as particularly handsome when I first saw his pictures. That was when the drama was being broadcast and there were tons of raving fangirls. I kind of blame his wig, I dislike the way they do his fringe. There were rare occasions when His Majesty hair was a little unkempt, fringe side swept instead of parted in the middle. Gosh, he looked instantly double the hotness!

Much of the humor between the couple is because Daffy Grape is largely immune to his His Majesty's hotness while he falls for her quirkiness and charms very quickly. I am now at the part where they are in the mortal realm. I love that Daffy Grape calls the majestic phoenix a crow. This cuteness aren't going to last long, is it?

Maybe it's the time of the month or something, I keep wanting the couples in the drama to make babies.

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I simply could not get into the popular Ashes of Love, but I think it was because they were all too young! And I had read articles about too much of the drama behind the drama.

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Hmmm...are they too young? It didn't occur to me. It was out of sheer desperation for something to watch and I just happened to pick this up. I do not know if this means I am cured of my allergy to Chinese xian xia.

What's the drama behind the drama? My Chinese sucks and I'm too lazy to read C gossip. I only came across some article about lack of screen time for Deng Lun. It hasn't really happened yet but I'd hate to see less of him. The second lead is growing on me but he's still not as hot. Both actors do look better outside their period drama.

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There was some row between the original screenwriter and the production. They either changed things and left out a bunch of episodes. And it did have to do with some of the later episodes focusing on others besides Deng Lun. I'm really bad at remembering details correctly, so take this with a grain of salt. I did want to like this drama but it just didn't keep my interest beyond several episodes.
Ever Night looks to be really good. And I'm having fun with the campy Oriental Odyssey.

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I found an English translation on dramapanda. It does look messy!

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I like that Jinmi is so clueless about romantic feeling and act recklessly but Xu Feng fall deeper and deeper every moment, lol.

Also, some viewers don't like the CGI in this drama but for me it's so stunning especially Run Yu's place at night.

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Ashes of Love isn't my type of drama, but I have to give shoutout to Deng Lun's handsomeness. He reminds me a little of Park Seo Joon, who doesn't seem handsome at first, but then he does...? He does look especially handsome with a side part.

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The final verdict on Ghost Detective: road kill. It was bad enough that the writer did not explain any of the ghost rules. But then to treat to human and spirit interactions so inconsistently was criminal. And speaking of crimes, the final episode being a clip show with a sudden “new (unsolved) mystery” in the last three minutes was a viewer face slap requesting a ill-formed second season like Queen of Mystery. And speaking of insults, when Yeo-Wool said she spent a year in the United States with no money, how could she come back to Korea without her house being lost to foreclosure? It was the little details that lacked even the simplest common sense that led to so many holes that the scripts turned into gerbil bedding.

The only redeeming aspect of the show were the performances of Woo-Hye by actresses Lee Ji-Ah and Heo Jung-Eun. They brought a reserved, creepy evil to their character intensity that the other cast members could not match.

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100 MILLION: Just like everybody else apparently, and for good reason. It's the only really good drama right now. And please, I too WANT NO, NO, NO SPOILERS!!!
LOVE ALERT: Oh, dear. So so bad. Badly written, badly directed. The only good thing is Chung Jung myeon. The first episode was full of exposition in your face, no subtlety there at all. And I can always tell when a drama is bad by the color of lipstick the female lead wears. I feel sorry for the actors. The 2nd episode was actually worse than the first.
ORIENTAL ODYSSEY: So bad it's good. It's campy. It doesn't take itself too seriously so it's kind of fun. And the lead male (kinda like a Tarzan) is quite easy to look at.
EVER NIGHT: C-drama just started and wow does it look good. I even watched the first two episodes raw and waiting for Viki to sub it.
Other than that, just bits and pieces of things I've watched before.

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"And I can always tell when a drama is bad by the color of lipstick the female lead wears."

Haha...this is a first time I am hearing this. Please tell me more dramas which this works.

I didn't notice YEH's lipstick nor pin point what's wrong but I thought the colors somehow made her look tired.

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What drives me nuts is when the guy's lipstick is too red. Aargh. It just happened recently with a new drama and I can't remember which one.

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Oh this extends to guys too? I immediately thought of Lee Min Ho in Heirs. That drama and LMH were so bad. His lips had a horrible pinkish hue.

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I just watched a bit of Beauty Inside and realized at least in that scene my beautiful Lee Min ki's lips were way too red for my taste.

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And I can always tell when a drama is bad by the color of lipstick the female lead wears.

You crack me up, as always, @linda-palapala.

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That about the color of lipstick!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
So true.
I was even watching a couple of scenes of the third episode. No spoilers though. I just want to add: the dialogs are awful. And Yoo Eun hye's character is somehow pitiful, mediocre and rather silly, not a diva, not even a relatively mature person, actually.... not even like a real person, but a little too much cartoon-ish for my taste?🙄
Anyway... It is a pity.

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The daily makjang fest called "Sunny Again Tomorrow" wrapped up yesterday (after 121 half hour episodes). Like most times after watching these type of dramas, I was left wondering if the theme the production was trying to push was "crime pays". The villains in this drama (a mother & daughter team) did everything in their power to keep their niece/cousin from being reunited from her rich mother (so that they could end up with her money). Nothing was beyond this pair, including lying, kidnapping and attempted murder. Their crimes continued for almost the entire drama and when finally exposed the pair blamed everyone but themselves for their crimes. However, after a mere couple of episodes from when their crimes were exposed to their entire family they were lovingly embraced back into their family. So at the end you are left wondering about the intelligence of their various victims who suffered for episodes on end due to the villains misdeeds but were able to almost immediately forgive and forget. These dramas go overboard in making the heroine too naive, sweet and forgiving and making the villains so criminally crazy that they should be lock up in prison for the rest of their lives. But on a positive note, the lead hero remained steadfast throughout the drama towards his love interest (the heroine of dubious intelligence).

The drama 100 Days My Prince also wrapped up this week. While overall I enjoyed the drama I was disappointed in the final episode. I hate noble idiocy and it was unfortunately introduced in the final episode for filler (if they needed filler they should have given us fan service instead). I hated that they went so far as to have the heroine viciously treat the hero by having her select another man to marry (and to add further insult, it was a man that the hero knew was in love with the heroine). I did like the OTP (despite the heroine's needless cruelty in the final episodes towards the hero) and enjoyed the villagers antics but was never a huge fan of the the palace politics. I also felt that the Crown Princess/Woo Yeon romance was poorly executed.

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I skipped like the 30 episodes before the finale 2 weeks and it was mind-boggling how the Hanui would still consider Ji Eun as some sort of friend after weeks and months of Ji Eun's bad treatment. They were good friends in the beginning, yes. But then it got to the point where you had more episodes of Ji Eun being cruel to Hanui than episodes of when they were friends..then you're like "do you have rocks for brains, Hanui?? Ji Eun isn't being moody. She just hates you."

These daily drama are like some sort of sadomasochistic drug. You watch the cruelty ramp up for 100 episodes so you can get that moment where the psychotic evildoers are unmasked and humiliated. Then they only get punished for like an episode. And then all is forgiven because they're family.

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Hello Beanies.
Finally finished Devilish Joy. The last episode did it for me. Was so happy Gong Ma Seong didn't die or completely lost all his memories. He could remember Galileo.
Who gets married 4 times in a Month. Lol
And the choreography was so funny to watch.

Currently Watching Bride Fox Star. It is fun to watch and they are just so cute.

Was surprised at myself that am only watching one drama. Kinda unbelievable

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*randomly picks a c-drama from queue*

HAHAHAHA!!!! Just how self aware is Medical Examinator Dr. Qin.
It's great !!!!!

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In a slump since weeks. Now even the variety offerings don't excite me anymore. I am missing some old school Running Man though. Are there any not so mainstream but funny RM old episodes?

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Finished Life on Mars and Prison Playbook. I knew I was JKH fan after Heartless City so that I watched the entirety of his next 2 rom coms and then skipped missing 9. But now, i think I'll watch whatever he's in. With my trusty FF button all things are doable.

Now to watch My Ahjushi and Mother.

I saw that there was a kiss in Where Stars Land and abundance of cute. So watched the current 2 eps. This is back on my watch list. They are too adorbs.

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Missing 9 is worth it for his moments of random comedy. Just don’t take the murder mystery seriously.

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But I like missing 9. Tho I did turn off my brain toward the end, but it's not so bad. I enjoyed it.

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Wow My Ajusshi and mother at the same time.You are brave!
But wonderful choice! 😬🙂🤓

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Fox Bride Star Soo-yeon and Yeo-reum are so gosh darn cute and I really like some of the side characters like Young-joo. I still need to catch up on this week's episodes but I so want Yeo-reum and her to become bffs. But please, show, give all of In-woo's screentime to Dusty the robot.
BTLIOF I'm on episode 8 but this is already in my top 5 <3

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Coriiii. Are you gonna be bale to join any of the BTLIOF Rabbit watches? ^^

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I sure want to! I don't think I'll be able to with work though. But! I'm catching up with the episodes now so at least I can stop by on break to gush about See-he, Ji-ho, and Cat (who will become Woori, right?)

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I went 5-day without internet and got to catch up with some shows but not all.

Matrimonial chaos: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show. I have a thing for smart slice-of-life dramas that approaches hard subjects in a thoughtful manner. So far, we have had intelligent conversations about love, sexual consent (and sexual assault), children (and can they fix a marriage), family (and are you still family after a divorce), and there is even hints of one character being LGBTQ. I am loving it and the actors are doing such an amazing job of portraying their characters as very human, flawed but so lovable.

100 Million Stars: I still haven't seen ep 10 yet. I love it in a way I like dark chocolate. It's bitter, complex without too much sweetness and it hits all the right notes for me. I like how morally ambiguous MY is and I enjoy how he does one small little thing and then sits back and see how events unfold. It's fascinating. After seeing the end of ep 9, I am not sure I am a fan of the whole good woman fixes bad/broken man with her love but I am still there for the ride.

100 Days My Prince: I saw the finale. There were a lots of plot holes (this show was like gruyere cheese) and yet I still like it. Was it the actors, the villagers whom I love to pieces or just the general sweetness of the show? Who knows? Sometimes I like watching things without asking myself too many questions.

Mistress: In need of a dark shows with badass female characters, I picked up this show and oh my! The twist and turns are keeping me on the edge of my seat. I am on ep 9/12 and I still don't know who the dead body is. The suspense is killing me.

The Guest: I am behind two weeks now I think. Will definitely finish it this weekend though as I am starting to show signs of hot priest withdrawal symptoms.

Terius behind me: Also behind but I read something about nose kisses so it's also next on my list.

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100 million stars
Terrius behind me
Fox bride star- one episode behind

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I am really behind Ash Frost Love. I read that they are going to have second season of Ash Frost Love. It is the kids of fire god and grape fairy. WTH!! WHY!!!

Ghost Dective: I am behind of watching this drama.

Oriental Odessy: I am behind of this drama.

I just finished The Guest. It was really good. I started to cried at final episode and it was great ending. Not sure of second season but we shall see..

Hundred Million of Stars: I am behind of two episodes. So, I will catch up this drama.

Eternal Love 2: CONGRATS!!! 2 Billion Viewers. Now, we just need more episodes on Viki then four episodes. 😖 Also, dang, from what I read there are 42 kisses scenes. Can we all just have it all in one episodes. Please. Also, First prince you are out of luck, because Modern MLC, past MLC and Modern MLC disguise Liu Shang have Tan’er attention. LOL.. While waiting for more episodes. I was lurking the soompi forum. LOL... This is first time, for a while I rewatched episodes while waiting for new episodes. The last time,I did this was Chinese drama Love 020.

Have a great weekend!!! To all USA Beanies especially CA beanies remember to vote!!!

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Gosh, the chemistry of OTP in Eternal Love is so intense! And this is the first time I'm rooting for 3 characters (of same person but different timelines), it's crazy! Of course modern MLC got my heart but urghhh past MLC is swoony too! I'm glad the drama still continuing the funny monologues of Tan'er.

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The Smile Has Left Your Eyes: dropped after having watched 6 episodes. FF button was my best friend. There were so many uninteresting characters (especially the brother's friend, the police woman) and so many lacklustre and didactic dialogues to my taste. The investigation made slow progress so the plot began to bore me to death. And I can't feel any chemistry between the leads. I can't see myself Moo Young as magnetic or dangerous. Both Moo Young and Jin Kang feel flat. They are orphans and their shoulders is covered with scar tissue where they were badly burned. That's all I know about their personality. I can't see their motives for anything. After all, they are meant for each other only I'm not curious to see them falling in love with each other. Jung So Min has never belonged to my favourite actresses, and it is still true after this drama. If Jin Kang managed to change his mentality and way of thinking, it would be a fairy-tale ending for me. I don't think that one loving girl is sufficient to wipe away some 20-year experiences that had left him bitter and twisted.

Where Stars Land: I'm stuck at 13-14 episodes. The plot is nothing to write about, but Lee Soo-Yeon...He's the main reason that I continue with the drama. He's so innocent but burning up with passion at the same time when he looks at Yeo Reum. His eyes and voice express his raw feelings of love..Lee Je Hoon gives me butterflies in my stomach. He's like a 14 years old boy trapped in an adult's body (like me, ha-ha. Additionally, his character is in my age group, so I find it easy to relate to him).

I've been rewatching Black. One of my crack drama. The first episode is 1,5 hours long, but time passes very and surprisingly quickly while I'm watching it. I even like Go Ara in this drama.

I'm planning to be binge-watching The Guest now that it's finished.

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Well, at least two of us here share the same views on The Smile Has Left Your Eyes. I guess I knew it was over for me when I FF most of the middle 4 episodes.

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The plot of Where Stars Land is actually pretty boring. I keep watching it mainly because I have been through Incheon and several other Asian airports recently and just want to see how they screw thing up compared to real life. I was hoping for better, but it is really just a string of cliches set in an airport.

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CHUGA KUSEI NIKKI - 9.5 OUT OF 10 . for present. Boyfriend and Boyfriend's bisexual manager. Teenagers going facing the cool and warm winds of feelings. ARIMURA KASUMI. ahhh.
That Train Scene. offff. I can feel the Love. Its rare for me to acknowledge this feeling but i'm in love for a short while.

Sachiiro no One Room - Still waiting for translations of 8-9-10

Boukyaku no Sachiko - ahh my favourite manga with no translation got 1st episode translated. 8.5 out of 10

Honey - another meh Shoujo movie. 5/10

Funouhan - is getting translated. yes. slow translation though.

Bungaku Shoujo - I'm way behind as i left the show after 1st 2 episodes translation. 6/10

Kemonare - no translations yet

Dai Renai - is good. 7/10

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No Translation of - Kyou Kara Ore Wa - Bokura wa Kiseki de dekite Iru - Iju Wa Gift -Shinya no Dame Koi Zukan

Code Blue Spinoff - 8/10 . Movie is a blockbuster.

Bad Papa - The only kdrama worth watch. Matrimonial Chaos is the one that can compete with Papa. 8/10

The Third Charm - I skip dialogues so i won't consider it as a watching but i know what is happening. Hero-Heroine coming together in 3rd charm is predictable outcome and works alright but Hero-Heroine finding someone better for them and becoming social friends in 3rd charm is another good outcome. Whatever the show has good concept but very bad representation. The Writer needs the company of an experienced fellow writer. It had the potential and its wasted.

12 nights - gonna start this week

When The Time Stops - still like the heroine. Story is meh. 6/10

On Your Wedding Day - gets better after 1st 15 minutes.

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Love Alert aka Fluttering Warning - The best ongoing romantic kdrama. Makeup is on point. Rays of light reflect at the faces of all actors perfectly. Its just such a positive shinny show. No need of artificial light when your actors faces light up the whole area.

Want messy drunk heroine - you get in episode 2. Withing minutes she starts cleaning your house and within few minutes she gets done with the face and eats together with the hero. Such a nice and warm show.

Kdrama world needs many more shows like this one. Acting is on point. Story has depth. Father of hero is one funny man and soon-to-be fiancee is another dolled up girl.

This show deserves the rating of 3 out of 10.

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Irony shines in every word you wrote. I am totally with you.

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I am loving chugaksei Nikki as well. Waiting for ep 4

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Beauty Inside = Continues to be my favorite current show. This week’s theme was mothers and it was a heartbreaking one. EP 10 was really emotional and raw. Can’t remember the last time I cried this much during a drama and how it made me think of my parents and real life. Now I’m wondering how the writer is gonna bounce back to making the drama light and breezy again.

My Secret Terrius = The plot felt slower this week due to the car explosion plot. I had no doubt that Bon would be fine though. Ae Rin cried and mourned, but she took the next step in her life and made a change. A change of scenery seemed good for her. Jeju Island looked beautiful. The Bon and Jeju scenes were so adorkable and heartwarming. Needed more Bon+twins and less spy stuff cuz the spy stuff was weak. I was annoyed that Ae Rin did not contact Bon right away about the USB findings.

I’m SO behind on The Guest. 5 episodes to be exact. EP 11 was grim and tragic. D: I really want to finish it this weekend (doubtful) before a whole slew of new dramas pop up next week.

Excited for Mama Fairy’s premiere on Monday. Beauty Inside is still priority though.

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Ghost Detective: 6/10. Ep 14 & 15: I didn't hate it as much as many Beanies, even though the ghost/fetch/possession rules seemed made to provide 16 episodes of complications instead of logic or consistency. Lee Ji-Ah was impressive as the Big Bad, and it was fun watching female lead Park Eun-Bin switch to baddie facial expressions and body language when the time came.
At one point when a phone played a tune to break a spell and/or announce that help was coming, it was Mamamoo's "Starry Night". I assume that was paid PPL, but good choice anyway (for the show, not necessary for their agency, considering the show's ratings). And nice of them to use one of the few k-songs I might recognize.
Final ep: That huge backpack which obviously didn't weigh down the female lead at all was harder to believe in than the ghosts. What was in it, helium balloons? But the last 10 minutes were (relatively) good.

The Beauty Inside: 6/10 Somehow the dramatic events of ep 10 seemed contrived, not moving -- I guess I'm in the minority here.

My Secret Terius: 8/10

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Since this week was Halloween, I binged all of Hauntings of Hill House in 2 days. Soooooo disturbing that I think I’ll pass on the “pick back up on Guest after it ends” idea. I’ll leave it for another slump.

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes [and Landed In Mine] is all I really care about at the moment. Everything is perfect, perfectly twisted. My SIG singing OST again is cherry on top. And then they dropped that gorgeous body bucket full of whip cream for me to spoon over and over and over again. 😋

To calm my bad boy lust, I ground myself with cute bionic heroes from Where Stars Land. This week’s airport anecdotes are extra heart wrenching.

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What I'm Watching currently:
FLUTTERING WARNING: I'm really enjoying this show even as it's so low-budget it's unbelievable. Woo-hyun is another rom-com male lead that I like (please let this be a trend that never dies). I also really like Yoo-jung as a character. She's naive but I don't think of her as stupid to be point of frustrating, she's sweet but she's not a doormat (as far as I can tell), but what I like most about this couple (they're not even a couple yet) is how they actually talk to each other and don't let misunderstandings go on forever. I also like that they became friends first.

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I'm glad you're enjoying this too, @rushda29. The general DB consensus of Fluttering Warning/Love Alert has been surprisingly harsh. (Amusingly harsh but still, damn!) But you know what? I've found this show to be exactly the right antidote for my current malaise. U.S. midterm elections (and the state of affairs in general) have driven me off the cliff and Fluttering gives me the fizz I need to balance my diet of Sturm und Drang. I'll continue watching for now.

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I'm also in the U.S. and I'm trying everything possible to distract myself from the upcoming elections. Fluttering Warning really makes me feel fuzzy even if most of the secondary actors couldn't act their way out of a cardboard box (the second lead girl might as well be a humanoid. Heck even Janet from The Good Place is better at pretending to be human than her). The main couple is really all I care about.

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Janet's the best!

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Janet needs her own spin off!

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I guess I shouldn't make harsh comments when I ff thru most of the drama...

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I’ve definitely watched more non-Asian shows this week. Dramaland just hasn’t seemed all that enticing since I can’t watch the shows I really want to.

Chicago Typewriter: Episode 2 has officially sold me! I had to resist the urge to stay up all night and continue. Also, the Misery references were everything. (ep. 2-3)

Ghost Detective: This is one of those shows that I could never get into as much as others. And I’ve only heard it gets worse, which doesn’t leave me all that excited to continue.(ep. 15)

Twelve Nights: I’m starting to like the vibe, but I still don’t care for the lead female character. She’s starting to show a bit more personality, though. But since we’ll see her over a large timespan, there’s potential for character growth. (ep. 3)

You Drive Me Crazy!: The female lead’s character is driving me, well, crazy, but the hilarity and awkwardness between her and the male lead makes it bearable. (ep. 2)

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I, for one, actually did stay up all night watching Chicago Typewriter. It's one of those dramas. I recommend saving the last few episodes for binging late at night when your emotions are heightened. It's a real rollercoaster.

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I'll keep that in mind! I am definitely starting to see why people love it so much.

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Where Stars Land - I really like this sweet show. The kiss was nice, but the scene I rewatched was when Soo-yeon was talking to his boss and friend with lipstick smeared all over his mouth and a goofy grin plastered on his face. Loved it!
The Smile has Left Your Eyes - This one is a "can't miss" show! But I have to say that I could get all warm an mushy about the sweet bed scene with MY and Jin-kang. I'm beginning to suspect that they aren't actually brother and sister but can't relax and enjoy until I know.
Third Charm - I haven't watched this weekend's episodeds yet, but last weeks break up was a heartbreaker. Needed but brutal. I still like this show, though.
100 Days My Prince - I finished it with a good deal of FF. Not a strong ending, but glad I made it through. I'll miss D.O. saying "Oh, ho!"
Devilish Joy - I was glad I stayed to the end. I loved the repeat weddings and watching the evil aunt dance was too funny!
Twelve Nights - I'd been practicing a little "delayed gratification" with this one, and waited for 4 episodes to pile up. Wow! So worth the wait! This one is a gem and I love our lead actors. They're killing it. I hope it can stay strong.
On Your Wedding Day - I really enjoyed this movie. The acting was great and the writing was full of great little scenes. I thought the ending was beautiful, too.

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Oh, I watched On Your Wedding Day this week as well. I thought I wasn’t gonna like it cuz some jerk spoiled me about the ending. Turns out no, it was a good ending, realistic and warm.

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@csmith CS and @geliguolu sph_7,

Thank you both so much for mentioning ON YOUR WEDDING DAY. I just watched it, and enjoyed it immensely. It was a treat seeing Kim Young-kwang in a romantic role after the intensity Jang Do-han in LOOKOUT, and his current role in ROOM NO. 9. I got a huge kick out of the football plays hybridized with slo-mo martial arts moves. They were epic. LOL! And I loved the resolution. It is the kind of ending I'm wishing for Joon-young and Young-jae in THE THIRD CHARM.

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This week i've been blessed with cuteness :

- Fox bride star : Lee Je Hoon is pure love his character has a soft side and a unique appeal that keeps me wanting more of him. The giggling he did once caught with a pink lipstick melted my heart. He is so sweet and Han yeo reum is so special in his eyes i can't help but root for them.
- Terius behind me : I can't handle the spy stuff but i was waiting for things to move on between Kim Bon and Go Ae in and this week the drama didn't disappoint that nose kiss with the twins and Go Ae rin was the cutest thing ever.
- Hundred Million Stars From the Sky : things are getting more dark. the adorkable bed scene was well acted by JungSomin and Seo In guk, i loved their moments in ep10 but i couldn't shake the thought of the tragic ending that happened in the jap version. Crossing fingers things will play different in the last 6 episodes.
- You drive me crazy : I can't believe i just discovered this mini drama. Kim Sun Ho is my all time favorite second lead in dramaland. When i realized he was the lead in this one, i didn't hesitate to watch it and boy this 4 episodes were everything! I really loved the storyline my only issue was the time jump at the end but i guess this is why the drama needed more episodes but overall this was a great mini dama that i freaking loved and enjoyed watching.
- Devilish Joy : I marathoned the drama this week, the leads showed some nice chemistry. The story was really interesting at first but i kind of lost interest towards the end. Glad Gong Ma Sung didn't die but his illness didn't make sense to me but oh well it was a fun ride.

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Hmmm... you've gotten me interested in 'You Drive Me Crazy"... could be the kind of show I'd like. Short and sweet.

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Give it a try. it's a nice sweet mini drama!

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Hundred Million Stars From the Sky: I agree with awcoconuts that I'm desperately keeping myself from googling the ending and don't want my hunch to be correct. (Let's not talk about it.) I can't get enough of Kim Moo Young drinking up Yoo Jin Kang with his eyes like it's the one real and sincere thing in his life he's ever seen. (He's not completely like you, yet, evil boyfriend's sister-he can still appreciate Jin Kang.)
Beauty Inside: I laughed when the Oh Hae Young theme music was on in the cafe. Well played. I love all the characters and OTP even if the plot is not tightly written. (That mother thing came out of way left field at an odd timing in the drama.) I've been relating to Seo Hyun Jin's character transformations as they feel like parts of her personality that she doesn't necessary want, but they're there, and they all have their purposes. I have those parts too.

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