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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…

 

stroopwafel

Fox Bride Star: I still have heart eyes for the main couple and while I love how cute they are, their growth has started to feel achingly slow. I have a new OTP in my heart — the security couple. So awkward, so adorable.

Hundred Millions Stars From the Sky: ASDFGHJKL! *Throws laptop*

Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter: Hm. I don’t think this is it. The first couple of episodes were cute (I even ignored the awful CGI) but it’s only episode four and I have to count myself out. Go Du-shim and Moon Chae-won are bright spots but everyone else feels like a caricature and the story yet to have any real movement.

Happy to Die: Finally had time to watch this show! Kang Ji-hwan is terrific as the boss everyone loves to hate, (do I see a glimmer of redemption in his future?) and Baek Jin-hee is really flexing her comedic chops. I had no idea she had such great comedic timing! At turns hilarious, unhinged, furious, and righteous, Baek brings the character of Lee Ru-da to life. My favorite scene has to be where she’s angrily defending herself when she suddenly starts to give herself vigorous head pats as praise, all in front of a befuddled Kang Ji-hwan.

My Secret Terrius: This was such a sweet, goofy show and it ended on a high note. Yay for epic nose nuzzles, happy endings, and new beginnings.

Top Star Yoo Baek: The episode started off slow but picked up pace in the second half and I’m lamenting the week-long wait for episode two. Though the conceited hot-shot first lead has been done a million times, Kim Ji-suk plays his part so well. I love that they didn’t go the route of making Jeon So-min a slow-witted country bumpkin — she’s country but she’s sharp. The beats of the show felt so familiar that I thought I already knew how things with second lead Lee Sang-yeob would pan out. But the show threw me for a loop and his relationship with Jeon So-min is not quite what I’d expected (in a good way). I wonder how exactly the romance (romances?) will play out but right now I’m just rooting for Kim Ji-suk to change into a better man without losing any of that preening confidence.

 

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Bad Papa: I’ve become strangely obsessed with everyone in this show. Though the focus is mostly on Ji-cheol’s superpowers and family, the short screentime given to side characters always introduces an interesting side to them, so I end up tuning in to catch another glimpse. My new favorite is Young-sun’s idol frenemy. But I’ve always been attached to David Lee’s cheater-with-a-heart-of-gold coach and his dumb trainees. Even the giant bodyguard and his puny CEO have this strange dynamic… like a toy terrier ordering a bear around. I keep waiting for the bear to snap, but it seems strangely attached to the terrier’s yapping and I want to know why. I’m also invested in the always-psychopath-actor playing the researcher who’s hiding his illegal drug trials from his cop daughter… who has this cute but ineffective sidekick. Basically, I love this show so much, and if this write-up doesn’t make sense, it’s because I’m in a hurry to get back to watching the latest episodes. Because WHY?! Why did they have to trick Ji-cheol into cheating when he wanted to go straight? Why is being a good papa so much harder than being a bad papa?

Matrimonial Chaos: This show reached peak chaos for me in that funny whirlwind conversation where Seok-mu, the most neurotic loner of the bunch, gathers everyone for some heart-to-heart talk. In true Seok-mu fashion, he ends up fixing nothing and drawing everyone’s ire when he goes on a rant about expired beef jerky instead of patching up his ex-girlfriend’s crumbling marriage. I still cackle when I remember it, and I can’t imagine this scene being done by less than stellar actors. I’m only hoping that folks are watching this outside of the ratings-box-thingy, because quirky humor aside, this show drops a lot of food for thought about “normal” and abnormal relationships and how we’re pressured to start or break them.

 
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Beauty Inside I have 4 episodes to watch... and I can't motive myself, I think I have pretty much dropped it for now.

Mama Fairy The story is slow and confusing...

Fox Bride Star The 2 couples are cute. But I'm still waiting for professionnal people in this airport...

Hundred Million of Stars This drama is so intense. The lovely and sad moments gave us a lot of emotions to handle. The casting is killing it. They finaly released the OST 3 \o/

The third charm The writer is a sadistic with Young Jae >_<

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I'm following The Third Charm via recaps and wow - it's such a melodrama! Are you sure it isn't makjang that was wrongly advertised as some kind of realistic but light love story? :/

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I agree GF! I was expecting a breezy romance.

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Tonight I watched episode 14 of HUNDRED MILLION STARS FROM THE SKY. Granted this is only the third drama I have seen Seo In-guk in (besides HELLO MONSTER and SQUAD 38) but I think he gave his best performance I have seen so far in the first 20 minutes of this episode and it was basically a solo performance. Bravo SIG!

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yup. normally i'll be impatient waiting for solo scenes to end (esp. when we are heading toward to end), but this one surprisingly satisfying. all MY scenes in ep 13 and 14 are beautifully done. my fav was when he bumped by his 5 years old self in the forest/mountain. kudos for the director to make such a perfect self discovery scene.

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The one in the bus when he read her sms was very touching :)

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Beauty Inside : Unnecessary drag to fit the story in 16 episodes because they knew they had nothing else left.
I liked the Sara-Eunho line though.
Overprotected Kahoko - They were *this* close to become a melodrama but I like how the scriptwriter kept the show's pace instead and gave us a good message in the end.
Still have to watch the special.
Chugakusei Nikki - I liked very much where they went with episode 5. As expected, I could understand way better with subs and everything made more sense. Now I wonder how will the storyline be in the second half.
Secret Terius - I'm behind but I'm enjoying it.
NJTTW6 - I seriously adore Jiwon and Ahn Jaehyun. They are the real scene stealers for me. The morning mission was a complete catastrophe :D

To watch
God’s Quiz Reboot - I've missed him.
Dorokei (subs for 5 episodes are out)
Kemono ni Narenai Watashitachi (first episode)
Kekkon Aite wa Chusen de (first episode)

Also curious about :
Black Revenge and Kimi ga Kokoro ni Sumitsuita . Would appreciate an opinion if anyone has seen them.

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@gledis-sotiri I am loving Chugakusei Nikkei as well, I am behind you and beginning Episode 4.
I love how they show the drivers for everyone, and refrain from demonizing any one character. It's a challenging thoughtful piece that doesn't underestimate the viewers- with an additional bonus of beautiful filming and acting...... I want to compare it to My Ahjussi (yes, I know that doesn't make any sense!) in its ability to reveal all the subtle emotions our characters are experiencing.

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I have very different views on Chugaku Sei Nikki. I feel you concentrated a bit too much of just 1 Material aspect of the story. I'll tag you when 6th episode's translation is out.
@beantown metaphors are strong in the tv show as expect from a j-dorama.

Kemonar's 1st episode translation is out. Gonna watch it now.

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chuugaksei nikki is so good. the second half has to be good too. If it goes the way I'm hoping it will, it is going in my favorites list (who am i kidding, it is already in there)
watched kekkon 1st ep - interesting - otaku who wants to find love

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I am pleasantly surprised that Chugakusei Nikki got some attention here. Many viewers in Japan do not like it. I think most find the main guy when he was a middle student behaves like a stalker and the story is unrealistic。However the female boss of the mail heroine’s boyfriend receives lots of attention because of her blunt meaningful comments. Besides the actress is really cool and perfectly fit for the role.

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Matrimonial chaos! Brilliant writing and terrific casting. I can watch these 4 all day. You are absolutely right about that scene
@mary it was my favorite too.
But what just Happened at the end of last episode! I did not think the show would go there. They were teasing us but didn’t think they will go there.
And this year am making my top 10 animal list :) wait for it, it’s going to be legendary!!

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*cackling* I haven't caught up yet though I saw the j-dorama and I think I know what people are O___O about heehee. I can't wait to get to that part!

Do Pokemons count in the list? XD

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Looking forward to your top ten list. I wonder if the cute emu would make it on there. 😂

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Me: catches @stroopwafel's laptop. I need a new one, cause I damaged mine. 😀😀

I'm watching that same show. As I've mentioned before, I'm here for the pain. So they better bring it on next week. Don't you dare backed out on it.

Episode wide, I had a difficult time understanding why Doctor let MY leave until I read someone else's fan wall post. Why is it still so difficult for Koreans to understand that what happened to your parents doesn't define you. People shouldn't blame the kids for what their parents did.

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Did you watch Come and Hug Me? Because the hero is the son of a murderer and it shows how he suffered from that.

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No, I have not. Heard lots of good things though about the actor. Will put it in queue then.

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yeah, try it when u have the time. Jang Kiyong did a great job for his first leading role. ;)

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I agree. Jang Ki-yong in COME AND HUG ME gave a wonderful performance as Detective Chae Do-jin. His eyes told it all. What a burden that young man was carrying.

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I was a happy beer delivery truck driven by SIG for the first few weeks of the show (even as a motor vehicle, his charm clutches my heart), but unfortunately he took much of my doominess with him when he got let go of the job.
Pain he will bring.

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Yeah and he definitely has all the wrong ideas in his head thinking that he would have genetic predisposition. The question is not really about nature or nurture, and the psychologist also kind of gave moo young the wrong counseling too.

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It is really sad that the Korean society (at least in kdrama it seems) use parents as a starting point to judge people. So many examples I’ve watched makes me give the doc some credit for his irrational act. In “Mother”, Park BoYoung’s biological mom secretly chained her to an orphanage front gate so nobody will know she is the daughter of a murderer, even though the mom was a victim of domestic violence and killed out of fear.

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Stand by for next week, I predict I will be throwing a whole bunch of my other belongings. 😜

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When he let him go, he thought it was the best thing to do knowing he has the same history with MY (the first chapter in his own book is about Doctor himself). but later he admitted to MY that he regret it, and he was late realizing it. at that time he encountered MY, he's also still young and looked only on his own hurtful experiences,that rather than knowing the truth and kills you in the process of understanding it, it's better to forget.

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I'm going to watch God's Quiz: Reboot when ep 2 will be subbed and I'm waiting for the Cdrama The City of Chaos starring Li Guang Jie and Mickey Yuan to be subbed... one day.

- Completed -

2018 KBS Drama Special: Forgotten Season starring Go Bo Gyeol and Kim Moo Yul. It was an interesting story about people who were selfish and chose to ignore what was happening. I have no sympathy for characters here but it's a fascinating narrative that was well explored.

Player: It's been a long time since an ending made me genuily happy and satisfied !

Prison Playbook: Finally watched it and I'm in love with the cast ! It's one of my favorite drama.

Terius Behind Me: I wished Joon-Joon were in the final scene. They were clearly the drama's highlight and not the main couple's romance.

- Currently watching -

Bad Papa: The discussion Ji Cheol had with the other fighter was obvisouly about him. The CEO is using and the fact that JC took pills will affect his public image. But even worse, since it won't be the first time. Arrgh I don't want the family to go through a rough time once again.

Dae Jang Geum is Watching: The same thing comes to my mind every week: Shin Dong Wook is having a blast with mukbang and comedy acting !

Fluttering Warning: I wished best friend didn't have a crush on Yoo Jung. It could have been one less cliché but the writer might want to put more possible "conflict". Woo Hyun and Yoo Jung keep my heart warm during this winter.

Go,back Diary: Leads are cute and we follow their love story in highscool in 2008. References to what was popular at the time keep popping. And special mention to that BIGBANG's scene XD

Happy to Die: So Baek Ji Sang discovers the time loop-thing but will he actually cooperate with Ru Da ?

Hide and Seek: Psycho Grandma kneeling down and begging for Chae Rin's help is not enough. I want to see her burn in hell at least.

Matrimonial Chaos: It seems like Yoo Young and Hwi Roo are putting their energy in working on independance (Hwi Roo) and on finding their trueself (Yoo Young). Seok Moo and Jang Hyun's cohabitation hijinks are fun but with the ending, I don't know what take each relationship will take.

Manpuku: Manpei is full of ressource and Fukuko is the best support he could ever find. It's amazing to see them working on businesses together and even make profits for Fukuko's family.

Miss Ma, Nemesis: Real Ms Ma was kind of annoying but she turned the situation to her advantage *slow clap*

Room No.9: I didn't expect Chan Sung to be behind Chairman Ma's death. But the shows clearly showed he would do anyting for his father. Speaking of him, Fake Ki San

The Beauty Inside: Can we get more healthy chaebol families like Do Jae's ?

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes: Are we really going into the incest path ? Really ?...

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The Third Charm: This show had great potential but the screenwriter chose to make not only the female lead and her friend suffer but the viewers too.

Top Management: Wile I enjoyed the first three episodes I still don't know if I'm going to keep watching.

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I've watched the first 14 eps of Top Management and I laugh out loud every single episode. I love it 😄
And someone uploaded the premium eps on youtube for free
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkuIT26BFBs
I wonder how long it will take for youtube to figure that out 🤔

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Thanks a lot :D

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I'm so glad someone had watched Forgotten Season! It still haunts me.

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@mango did you inherit the DB Overlords' portal to the fourth dimension?

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It's a secret ;)

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Woo Hyun and Yoo Jung keep my heart warm during this winter.

Absolutely.

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oh my god how are you able to keep up with so many dramas LOL

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I fell too deep into kdrama hole ^^

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What I've Been Watching:
Hundred Million Stars From the Sky - Ep 14 was painful despite the warm, couple moments. It's looking bleak. It's gonna be one of those shows we say hurts so good.

Fox Bride Star - It was great without the smugglers and In Woo conspiracy thing. The young Couples were wonderfully fleshed out, their journey into awareness and coupledom continues to be lovely to watch, and the different situations that airports face were sufficiently interesting too. But now we have that conspiracy arc to contend with, that involves the In Woo arc, and I'm not enthused.

Terius - Well this show's completed with bows and filler. It was sweet, but I was a little put out by its blandness. I was also rolling my eyes at the blatant PPL that were given many seconds of screen time and much endorsement by the actors. It was a pity that the last couple of episodes were full of spy action and had no place for the children. The action scenes were OK, the arcs were resolved and the good relationships maintained. And yet, something was lacking at the end. Too satisfactory and too bland?

12 Nights - Trying to be patient with this one. Either one finds it mellow and lilting in it's gentle pace, or just painfully slow. It's not meant to be plot driven for a change, just full of much unspoken emotional turmoil. We have to bear with time skip de facto events that we only hear about, while waiting for the OTP to actually spend time together. Still looks good, the little that I get to see!

Cheers To Me - I'm watching this to calm down from the emotional turmoil wrought by The Smile Has Left Your Eyes. I like the lead's confidence, her focus and her knowing what she wants. Unlike lots of characters she does not worry about what she does not have, but enjoys what she does and ensures that she rewards herself when she earns it. She's not lonely, enjoys her own company and yet can accommodate a companion. I like that she has eschews gossip and rumours. The scenes are nice and the music is great. Knowing that there's no big romance in this show, makes it that much more peaceful to watch!

Fluttering Alert - I knew that when I decided to continue to watch it despite its poor, uneven execution, I'd have to change my expectations drastically. And I have, and still I find I have to lower them some more. This time the weak script had me scratching my head. The same head I'd already scratched over the strange camera shots and lack of editing where it needed it. I'm thinking that someone in the production side is new and has been given a chance to 'practise' with this show.

Music and look still harks to soaps, except for a piece of music here and there or a few scenes. The supporting actors too don't all seem to be experienced or natural. Add to that the weak plotline where illegitimate chaebol's daughter, must at all costs, manipulate everything in order to get the guy, and my eyes have...

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everything in order to get the guy, and my eyes have rolled far. And still, I will watch, not just for Yoon Eun Hye and Chun Jung Myung, but because I want to watch something ridiculous, like: it's so not good, it's fun to watch how bad it is. Also I want to see how deliberately and clunkily executed their getting together is (and it is clunky!). And what the heck was that kiss???

Mama Fairy - I still feel I'm watching a kids' show. The English title alone gives me a kiddie show vibes and then we get the other supernatural beings in bad wigs which support this idea. There's no other plot except 'who's the husband', what can the fairy coffee do and will daughter end up with a suitor. The goat dance took the cake in my cringing and asking 'why?' If show is meant to be fun and funny, I should be laughing (I laugh easily), but maybe it's still not found it's feet, or it's going for 'weirdly, intriguingly cute' rather than 'funny and enchantingly magical'.

Player - Still to watch one more of the aired episodes. All the revelations are coming out and back stories too, finally. How Ha Ri knew where and when to find the members for his team remains obscure, but there was that mysterious female 'agent' of his who gave him info on the side. Am I remembering the right show? We haven't seen her in a long while.

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I rolled my eyes at PPL in Terius final episode ! Even if Joon-Joon were on screen.

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@mango I was debating if I'd want to re-watch the episode to count the number of PPLs there were, but decided I'd rather catch another show! 😂

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I am with you both on the amount of PPL. I am usually not one to notice it and even I could see it everywhere in Terius. Some scenes even felt like an extended commercial. :(

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How come I never notice the PPL??
No, wait. There is one I saw: Bon bought winter coats for the kids when they were to the beach. What was the brand??? Canada? Alaska?? Something like that. That one, and quizznoss or whatever the sandwich place is... those I got them. But nothing else 🙄😂🙄🙃😂😂😂😂😂😂

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I will never forget the brand it’s The North Face it was written in a big red font on a white bags, I’ve never been distracted by PPL like this one, it was ridiculous, maybe more ridiculous than the cars PPl runaway in The Ghost detective!

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LOL @javinne I was referring to Ep 16 alone:
1) Kiddy entertainment, 'Living Fairy Tales' where if you get the app and whatnots, you can put photo of self into the fairy tales on the screen. (Long sequence)
2) Of course Quizznos (long sequence with Soo Mi and later with Ae Rin)
3) BB All-in-one cleanser with Ae Rin washing her face. 😉

Other episodes had different things but I felt the last episode had to fulfil the contracts for the PPLs and maybe the advertisers paid the most because they had the longest sequences in the last ep and so are most likely to be remembered longest. 😏

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I am so bad at this than even if you tell me, I don't remember. I would have to go back too the scenes and really pay attention.
But well, there is another reason in my case: I don't watch regular tv, I never watch regular advertisement or the big plakats (don't know if that is the name) on the streets, small advertisements in Facebook or normal websites in internet... I don't go shopping very often and when I go, I see more the price than the brand, and even the advertisement I have been obliged to watch, like pacco rabban or whatever else in viki or another website, before they allow me to come back to my drama, I forget them right away, because I hate them. So, there you go.
I don't think I will be able to realise PPL in dramas, except maybe Samsung smartphones, because I had one... And.... that's ok, I mean, not being able to see ppl...
I think it is better that way. At least for me 😅😅

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Fluttering is the real competitor of The Risky Romance.
Risky outsmarts Alert in everything except hero-heroine.

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PETITION for Happy to Die to be recapped/open threaded and have its own show page! Why can’t I add it my watching list here on DB?

Happy to Die:
Apart from some continuity errors with the female lead’s clothing when she reverses time (PPL?), this show continues to flow along smoothly after the setup! I really loved the developments this week, from the male lead now being in the loop (heh) about the time loop, the female lead learning to take advantage of the time loop to achieve the most ideal outcome and Manager Kang carrying the undercover ops. I do have reservations however about the company arc and the brewing love triangle: it does remind me of a flawed You Who Forgot Poetry plus the evil company trope.

Fox Bride Star:
The saving grace of this show is in the secondary couple, who step up in their adorkable antics to balance the angst. Unfortunately, there is no substance in that fluff and the show’s development is so messed up: male lead attacking knife guy was so out of character and I’m not going to overlook the awkward transition from knife guy to crazy gang. At this stage, I cannot be bothered to find out if In Woo really is a villain or a misunderstood insecure good guy, since the show dragged the final conflict into the last quarter and sacrificed the plot in favour of the romance and filler arcs.

I’m also planning to catch up on the remaining 8 episodes of Top Management over the weekend. Hopefully there’s a good wrap up on that web drama.

Dropped:
Eun Joo’s Room: No subs to find anywhere
Top Star Yoo Baek: No time to watch unfortunately
Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter: No interest in dragged writing
Fluttering Alert: No originality and terrible cliches

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I second the petition re Happy to Die! ^_^ Even a weecap will do! It's such a good show, we definitely need to be able to discuss it.

Btw I also noticed her clothes change a lot! Lee Roo Da has an extensive wardrobe!

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Fox Bride Star: My sentiments exactly. I had to drop it after everyone kept tiptoeing around Soo Yeon after he clearly committed a crime by pummeling knife guy. Everyone covering up for him - doesn't that make them an accessory? It's just screwed up. He clearly has anger management issues, and in any other drama or situation, this would totally be a red herring for the girl to steer clear. I don't care whatever issues he has, it just doesn't justify such questionable behaviour.

I can't even stick around for cute security couple anymore because I get so annoyed when I see all the fillers with main couple that is not even in line with the plot.

At first I dreaded this show if they were going to do a lot of airport procedural, but now I wished they would bring back more of the airport work environment because that would have been more interesting. I am back to my loathing Chae Soo Bin phase and this has put me off watching anything with Le Jee Hoon ever again.

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Except Happy to Die (4 eps), all my present shows are about K-pop and idols. There's the idol survival shows Under 19 (2 eps) and YG Treasure Box (1 ep), both of which I really enjoyed so far, and the YT drama about this fictional idol group SOUL and their manager who has visions of the future, Top Management (6 eps).

So far, Top Management and YG Treasure Box have indeed provided a few interesting insights into what it must be like to live the life of an idol.

I'm looking forward to checking out Too Star Yoo Baek later!

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I'm loving the "behind the scenes" look at idol life too 🙂 Ep 14 of Top Management was really interesting. It focused on the no dating clause in idol's contracts.

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Ooh! I can't wait to get to this one. I'm guessing it's because Sooyoung likes her.heheh

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YG Treasure Box:

I'll look at good looks now.

Yeah, right. We all know Bang Yedam is debuting. Choi Hyunsuk and Lee Byounggon deserve to debut for winning MESSNINE MIXNINE. (I was so glad Kim Junkyu called out MIXNINE for fucking up his confidence.) The rest of the 26 trainees can fight for the remaining two spots. It sucks that Choi Raesung no longer wants to be an idol.

None of these so-called visuals fit YG, so we can eliminate Team B. Team C are fetuses but the underdogs. I am shocked at all these foreign trainees (Japanese, Taiwanese, dropped Chinese), when YG has only debuted Thai Lisa.

Under Nineteen will sadly end up like BOYS24 and IN2IT. I was wondering why SidusHQ made Kim So Hyun MC this show until I remembered she left SidusHQ.

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I really appreciate these tidbits of information. I also guessed that Bang Yedam is definitely debuting but didn't know about any of the other things you mentioned.

I was surprised to see the Team B guy that looks like Shinee's Minho, but I'm guessing we'll eventually see why he's more YG. YG Ent is spending money on training them so clearly they do think the Team B visuals fit YG. Also re Team C, they ARE too young. The Japanese team came as a surprise.

Unlike mixnine, we know these guys will definitely debut. I'm guessing most of them will be from Team A given how long YG has trained them.

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The non-MIXNINE members of Team A and Park Jihoon of Team B performed on Stray Kids, and the three confirmed members of the new group and Kim Seunghun of Team A appeared on YG Future Strategy Office.

That kid looks nothing like SHINee's Minho. Jang Yunseo reminds me of Kim Yehyeon from Produce 101: Season 2. YG just wants to make a male Black Pink, the only visual group in YG who models in their downtime.

While Team C are fetuses, even Kim Doyoung from Team A was born in 2003. It would be unfair to Bang Yedam to debut Boyfriend's Kim Jongseob when Bang Yedam was on K-pop Star four seasons before him. I like that 2004 kid Park Jeongwoo who YG is making out to be the best singer on the show.

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MESSNINE LMAO

And the Boring Inside in another thread. I feel like beanies are at their best punning when they're channeling some bitterness XD

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SidusHQ is the most shit agency around and frankly she's getting lots of praise for being an awesome MC. The show is getting more interest internationally these days so I'd say its a big win.

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terius behind me- I'm so glad that YT is alive! It started as a light hearted show and glad that it stayed that way. Very happy with where they left us with regards to bon and aerin's relationship.
happy if you died- KJH is not that big of a jerk as I thought. He does have conscience and knows when to stand up against injustice. I'm confused as to who finally tipped off the chairman. Was it the report by Jin sang or the grandson asking for internal audit?
100MS- finally caught up till ep 12. I have a much easier time sympathizing with MY than JG. Maybe helped by the fact that he's actually trying to be a better person and also because it's SIG.
player- Really satisfied with how they wrapped it up. I kind of expected AR to be the driver of the prison van and I'm glad they were reunited.

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Agree completely about Terius Behind Me. I thought the last episode was a near-perfect finale. Very happy about YT's new life, driver's new life, hints about Iceland, Ae-rin's new mission, and the mojito moment.

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I'm watching and enjoying Dae Jang Geum Is Watching, the Let's Eat version 1.1 🙂

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I am a couple episodes behind on DJGIW, but I am loving the breeziness and silliness of the show. Lots of LOL moments from the office dynamics and lovely sibling relationship! This is mukbang done right -it is a home cooking show, convenient store mixing lesson, and food travelogue.

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...and the team leader lady with her outfits is hilarious 😂
I'm even enjoying the toilet humour 😂😂

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Re: DAE JANG-GEUM IS WATCHING, Ep. 6

@kimbapnoona, @dorotka,

I'm enjoying DJGIW, too. I laugh my butt off over some of the stuff in it. Alas, I feel as if I'm missing most of the Korean music cues and references to other dramas, which is where recaps are so helpful. Even so, it's very funny. The food pr0n is great, and the cooking demos are interesting and informative. Fun Cooking Robot Jung-sik is hilarious. At first I thought his wearing a glove on his left hand was spoofing Shin Dong-wook's sensitivity to cold owing to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome -- or even Michael Jackson. Nope -- it's Jung-sik's infrared palm that has to be gloved to protect everyone else.

In the first episode, Boss Lady made her appearance channeling Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, complete with cigarette holder. (There was another BREAKFAST homage in the finale of TERIUS BEHIND ME.) In a later episode, she showed up looking like Marilyn Monroe (or Madonna in her Marilyn phase).

It cracked me up to realize that Boss Lady was impersonating Lady Go Ae-shin in her hanbok from MR. SUNSHINE in episode 6. Melomance's OST Part 5 "Good Day" played as she made her grand entrance. I vaguely recognized the music. (How soon we forget!) The tip-off was her note to Team Leader Han inquiring, "Shall we do this thing called love, you and I?" I roared when she and Team Leader Won Bin peered at each other over their palms, the way Eugene and Ae-shin had blocked their views of all but each other's eyes above their silk masks.

I enjoyed getting the scoop on the kryptonite and downsides associated with each of the culinary superpowers. And there's more to it than meets the eye. Curiouser and curiouser.

Two things rub me the wrong way:

#1. Bok Seung-a's dopiness. Talk about a dumb jockette as dense as her 4-kilo shot. She insulted the "pregnant" lady at the gym and kept digging herself in deep, causing the woman's friend to cancel her purchase contract with Team Leader Han. She then resorted to grovelling with the kind of aegyo that drives me out of my tree. Eventually she placated the customer. That isn't the only time she's done brainless stuff that screams to me "too stupid for San-hae Oppa!"

Pet peeve #2 is bitchy little sisters like Jin-mi – who also spout aegyo. They give me hives the way peaches afflict San-hae. I don't find them cute, just whiny and manipulative. Grrr.

I can put up with both drawbacks because the rest of the show is so darned funny. Even the bathroom humor among the reeds has its moments. San-hae's method of applying cologne is hilarious. But even though he's handsome and knows it, he's not vain like Yong-tae, now a.k.a Wang Mi-nam (whose given name literally means “handsome man”!) in the TERIUS BEHIND ME finale.

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...and I also miss explanation of the closing poems. I'm pretty sure that they word-play with the food featured in the episode...

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@dorotka,

I think you're right. I'm never sure how much is being lost in translation of plain old dialogue, but I bet even more falls through the cracks when it comes to translating poetry.

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I think that the poems stand on their own.

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In ep. 6 I got the impression that the end poem tied in with the opening monologue or whatever. Alas, I don't recall what it was.

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100 Million Stars is hell-bent on bringing all the pain imaginable to its characters and us viewers. Where Stars Land seems to be following in the same stead, what's with the ominous fog suddenly rolling in. Though thankfully we get several honest conversations and much-appreciated bonding time between many unexpected characters this week.

As for Feel Good to Die, I feel like I live vicariously through each and every time loop Roo-da has to puzzle out. I like the unexpected fact that this magical second chances she get never bring her instant solution for her problem. How often do we imagine getting a chance to rewind our days and do things differently? So it's nice to be reminded that that's not the answer we needed. Though it's still super satisfying to see the time loop giving her extra courage to be defiant to her boss and saying what's in her mind all the time.

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I've officially given up on Fox Bride Star and at least for the meantime Beauty Inside too, so it's just all the best things now!

Happy If You Died: Yes, this is exactly what I wanted! It's not a carbon copy of the webtoon, and that's a great thing - the comedy is just as outrageous and fun, the heroine just as bold and entertaining (I can't get over how fantastic Baek Jin-hee is here, because I didn't think her image suited the role, but she is EVERYTHING here), and even the issues I had with the original story have been addressed! I love it I love it I love it!

Twelve Nights: Welp, this is sad. Does this mean no more cute tiny Chan???

Too Bright For Romance: A much more articulate person than me is needed to describe why this is so great - I will say this, Park Se-wan is incredible!

Miss Kim's Mystery: I haven't wrote finished this yet, but so far it's a lot of fun! Bar the stalking for love that seems to be happening here, it's a pretty entertaining spy comedy.

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That's my biggest issue with the time skip in Twelve Nights! I understand that it has to be done because that is the premise of the show, but my precocious, cute, soulful Chan now becomes an antsy teenager!!! 😭😭😭

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I'm going to miss that kid, seeing him leaving broke my heart. But I loved that the time skip allowed you to see the consequences of the actions that people take. You can put bandages on your kid's knees but if you don't take any ultimate responsibility, they're going to be hurt.

I'm hoping that his dad is going to help him out and he's going to be well-adjusted after the next time skip.

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At the very least, I like that Chanie is refusing to let him go, even if it is to punish him.

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...though a very handsome one... 😉😁

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Priorities, @dorotka! 😂

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[b]100MS from the Sky[/b]: They're really going the invest route aren't they? No turning back now... unless plot twist Jang Se-ran is trying to manipulate our main couple and make them believe they're siblings when they really aren't.

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I see I’m watching a lot of dramas. *Shrugs* Sleep is not really my thing I guess.

Beauty Inside: More like boring inside, but I admit it does look pretty even if it’s checking off tropes and slowly doling them out.
Fox Bride Star: Main couple is sweet, but whatever, the real OTP is the security couple with their side-eye looks and hidden smiles. You all, she bought him two pairs of goofy socks, and if we don’t see them wearing those socks together by the end I will never forgive the director.
Happy to Die: This is so up my alley with the dark humor, snappy and sassy heroine, and the awful (but dare I say redeemable?) boss that if this falters (don’t, I beg you), I will never forgive the director.
Fluttering Alert: It’s still not a good show, but at least the makeup has improved. The two leads are just plain nice, and I’m pretty sure that’s why I’m still watching because this is not exactly compelling storytelling.
My Secret Terrius: The last four episodes were much too heavy on the spy stuff which was the weakest link, and much too low on Joon Joon and KIS. Oh well, it’s done now, and everything wrapped up satisfactorily if blandly.
Love Me if You Dare: Why didn’t you tell me this was funny? And a talking shipping car? I’m in. But good grief the men have so much hair product keeping their sculptural hairdos in place, that I worry when if they are by an open flame. (One of the side effects of Chinese dramas dubbing over their actors is hearing a memorable voice but it not matching the face you remember it with. This is distracting)
Dae Jang-Geum is Watching: Shin Dong-wook is why I’m here, and he is delivering. Still hoping for another wrap, but his little mirror front speech to himself about his handsomeness and appeal was pretty great. You are a handsome man, and I hope your next project is a bit better than this.
Twelve Nights: Episode five made sense after the seeming patched together episode four. Perhaps they were scrambling after male lead needed emergency surgery, so I will forgive them and move on. I still like the slow pacing, but I do hope they don’t rely too heavily on coincidences and fate as we move on.
Soulmates: I was here for Shin Don-wook again, and while it shows its age, its still pretty good. Don-wook’s headband though, I never got on board that accessory and may have cheered when he “heard” the female lead think it was stupid, but then she flat out told him, and I luffed her.

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*rap, I want Shin Dong-wook to rap again, not wrap. Sheesh.

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@egads,

Given the culinary theme of the show, it might be a Saran Rap -- or Saranghae Rap.

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Boring inside, LOL! Yup - I've dropped it. I don't even read the episode recap anymore, just the recapper's comments and Beanie comments and I understand what happened perfectly. Which is to say not much at all. It began with so much promise. *sigh* The dangers of live watching dramas.

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Yeah...I dropped Beauty Inside last week because it was just plain boring, but reading the comments this week I am glad I did because it would make me Bitter Inside....that the story took on with fury one of the most frustrating trope and wasted such a great cast.

Who knew the show's highlight for me would be KMS's cameo?

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Beyond just how stupidly boring it is, it's the utter waste of the talent that is frustrating. The potential was there, and they frittered it away on lingering shots of dewy skin.

I will be making note of this writer and be very cautious of their next project. Unless I need a good insomnia-killer show that is.

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It’s telling that the videos getting tons of views on YouTube and comments on Naver are the behind-the-scenes clips lol. I’m not the only one solely watching those, I guess. Much more fun than the show itself from what I gather from everyone’s comments.

But it is getting quite good ratings and buzz and such. Koreans love boring shows though so this doesn’t surprise me.

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This is the second glossy series this year with a good premise that turned into... I don't know what. Fan servicing mixed with product placements? The first was 'What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?"

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😂 now I want to be pun-ny too.
But, like the drama, I've got no ideas & it's all a waste of the good batter inside.

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And all we got is noble idiot burnt pancake in the end 😭

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Fluttering alert: "At least the makeup has improved" 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
I thought the same.
Me, really... I know I will hate this show at the end. Thanks Dramaworld and Viki, we have FF! I use that button/mouse a lot with this one, but yes... the make up improved and some aspects of the lighting...
As I said in my comment, I keep on watching their interactions because they are nice. Different than others, I enjoy nice people on the screen. I don't find nice boring. So... I may stay a little more...

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Thanks you guys for specifically mentioning the improved makeup, that's what's been putting me off starting this show despite the good reviews. I'm that shallow and couldn't bear a whole show of YEH looking that bad 😣

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Completely valid reason to be put off. It was so bad I was wondering if someone was purposefully sabotaging her.

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Tee hee, to use two words not commonly associated with professional makeup, in the trailers it was egregious! It was heinous.

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On another note, it's impossible for YEH to look bad tho, even with the bad makeup, she still looks amazing! I barely even noticed and this is the person who would not stop gripping about Yoon Doo Joon's red hair in Radio Romance.

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@egads,

Yay for SOULMATE. I didn't mind the headband, which made an encore during THREE MEALS A DAY, FISHING VILLAGE, season 3. Eric was cooking up a storm, and needed to keep the hair out of his eyes. Being reminded of Shin Dong-wook was lagniappe. Didn't a famous soccer player wear the same kind of headband?

As for DJGIW:
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/11/team-dramabeans-what-were-watching-130/#comment-3343146

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Seriously today is just about the worse day ever since I started watching kdramas!

- The Third Charm - what the heck happened to the cute rom com I signed on for? When it got a bit complicated I made the excuse that "it's trying to be real" But all the makjang suffering I am watching will kill me before cancer kills JR, YJ kills herself and fans collectively kill the writer.

- Beauty Inside - I have never wanted to not finish a drama so close to the end, especially one I had liked so much at the start. I still love the OTP, but honestly the stupid decisions are just... stupid.

- The Smile has Left Her Eyes - [email protected]!$#$$^#@# exactly

Seriously I am a doctor IRL and I steer way clear of sad "realistic" dramas cos I see way too much of that at work. I watch kdrama for an escape to the land of romance, good beating evil and happy endings. How could I have picked such wrong ones this time! (OK the last one was my fault, but I love Seo In Guk and Jung So Min's acting too much)

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@limechilli That's sort of what I feel about my choice of shows too. Dropped Third Charm and Beauty Inside. I'm hopeful with 12 Nights and I know that Cheers To Me has normal workday stress and no romantic angst.

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Third Charm was charming for the first two episodes. It should ended there as a Drama Special. 🤭

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LOL @johnb You do have a point. It would have been great with just the story of male lead and female lead with her friend and her brother - enough complications between the 4 of them to fill 2-4 episodes, then resolve with just 1 or at the most 2 couples happily together. All of us viewers would have lauded the show as a feel-good, light romantic-comedy (that I'm guessing many of us signed up for), instead of denigrating it now as masquerading as rom-com, when it's really a heavy melo. 😏

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what happen with Third Charm? just curious since I read many complain here. someone recommended me to watch it cause she says I would have liked it since it has the same vibe with Because This Is My First Life. I watched ep1 and it's not.

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I think the previews before the drama started kind of showed a cute rom com, with a nerdy looking guy and a sassy girl going out, and that we're going to see their love grow and mature despite their breakups in their youth, with their third meeting being "destiny". Instead we got misfortune, misunderstanding, jealousy, poor communication, difficult-to-love female lead, sad sad male lead, paralysis, cancer, separation, angry parents, dead child, more misunderstanding, and then the ending..... sigh. Not the same vibe as BTIMFL to me. It might've been good if I was expecting a melo..... nah.

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Matrimonial Chaos: This has to be a headfake, no way.
100M Stars: You hope this was a headfake.
Story of Yanxi Palace: This girl is audacious as they come.
Father is Strange: Hah, his lie about the snack bar catches up to him.

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Starting J drama Chanpon Tabetaka.

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Yanxi Palace is definitely touted as a sensation for a reason. Our leading girl Ying Luo is so badass and I love her so much. Never seen one lile her before. I love the feminism theme despite we know of the backstabbing concubines plot in palace drama. And I also really like the subtle natural romance in this drama, with my vote going to the Emperor. This coupling is just adorable.

Thankfully Viki has picked up Yanxi, or else I kept reading cries for subtitles in youtube. This drama definitely deserves more recognition and wider audiences reach.

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I like how Ying Luo fights back, isn’t afraid to strike first, isn’t above trickery. Ying Luo is so outrageous, at one point half the palace is looking for her without knowing who she was ! 😂
All too often the female lead character is too Candy- like and are too meek. ** Ru Yi ** , is a good recent example.

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Ruyi is a dissapointment. The show trying too hard to follow the footsteps of Zhenhuan but ZH is no damsel in distress as Ruyi is. And not to mention how the story is veering far off from real history.

Yanxi did the right thing by giving us a refreshing smart spunky heroine, she's unapologetic and her badassness isn't a result of the harsh years she had lived as is the usual drama troupes, but natural out of her, thus made her so very relatable to modern viewers.

I feel kinda sad that Yanxi not very much discussed here as compared to dramas like Fuyao because of the absence of subtitles and lesser known names headlining.

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Father is Strange- Yes the son's lie about the Father's restaurant catches up o him- but it does not turn out the way you think it should. Prepare for the next wrinkle in this story.

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I'm not watching anything but it's so good to see Park Ji-bin as the poster boy for this week's WWW. Now that he is back from his military duty, I hope to see more of him.
Can we pair him up with the Kim girls like when they were young? There is just not enough of Yeo Jin-gu to go around.

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He reminds me so much of Yoo Seung-ho. From looks to career trajectory.

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I’m only watching 100MSFTS now as it consumes all my attention. After this week’s episodes I cried myself to sleep. How can the fate be so cruel? How can the only person who you love in this whole world turn out to be your sister? This show should be named The Fault in Our Stars instead 😭😭😭

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well, at this time I just compromise with the show. fine, i'll take this incest thing, as long as the show keep true to each characters. the show has done a great job re-telling the story so far and made it into their own story. Sora kara's ending is the only best ending for Ryo-Yuko, but I doubt it will be the 'perfect' ending for MY-JK. It will be stupid to pushing jversion ending into kversion since it will derail from all the narrative the show has been tried to build (and to differentiate itself from the original) until ep 14.
Now, to prepare the doom in series finale, I will re-watch all the episodes and where it all begin. My first half of the series is my favorite. I am simple girl, I like when everyone still, well, alive.

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@cherryinbloom,

Or it could be called TEMPTATION OF WOLVES 2.0.

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Fox Bride Star / Where Stars Land: 4/10 for ep 10. Been spending my time on other stuff, so between Sat morning and Thu afternoon this was my only kdrama. Partway thru I asked myself, "Why am I watching this when I could be watching paint dry?" I know -- paint rarely looks as nice as Chae Soo-bin, but that's not enough to make this story interesting.

Mama Fairy & Woodcutter: 7/10 So we have a girl who is sometimes a kitty and sometimes a tiger. At least she's not a cougar. And the tiger bit might come in handy if she becomes a mom.

My Secret Terius: 8/10 If Bon and Ae-rin are on a "mission" overseas, and pretending to be married (wink, wink), then:
1: Is chief Kwon trying to be a matchmaker? Instigated by Bon?? Ji-yeon???
2: Hope they have a good babysitter for the kids. Just not TOO good, or that would undermine the whole show.

Happy to Die: 10/10
1: Maybe Roo-da should have been rooting for the big bad boss to die instead of the not-really-so-bad dept head.
2: Flashbacks -- the time loop has leaks (perhaps thru the plot holes?)
3: I just had a vision of the tail end of the happy-ever-after ending for this tale. The leads get married, he dies after about 70 years, and she has to live that day over and over forever. Whoops.

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... the time loop has leaks (perhaps thru the plot holes?)

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Hundred Million Stars - I mean.. I knew it was coming but I was still so upset and disgusted afterwards. I still think their might be a twist but even so, what an absolutely awful thing to think you've been a part of. The attempt to make me sympathize with Jin Gook didn't work, yes the shooting was somewhat justified but he's still an unbelievably awful person who ruined both Moo Young and Jin Kang's lives.

Beauty Inside - I saw that the episodes where subbed but had no interest in opening them to watch. Think this one is going in my ever expanding drop list.

Fox Bride Star - I love Soo Yeon and Yeorum together but the story just isnt going anywhere and nothing makes sense. There's just no reason that they've given us yet as to why Soo Yeon is basically killing himself to work at this damn airport. Yeorum would date him even if he left whats the hold up. Once again, I just want this story to move and make sense.

Happy To Die - I love this show. Baek Jin Hee is sooo good and so funny and I love Gong Myung in this he's super adorable.

Mama Fairy - I started and stopped episode 4 like 3 different times and I just cant seem to make it through. It's cute but there's no story here there's nothing going on and it's clear in the dialogue that there's really nothing to talk about either.

My Secret Terius - I didn't think i'd like this show when I first heard about it but it really became one of my favorites and I'm sad to see it end. It had it's issues but I can overlook a lot when the cast is so great. I just loved it.

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CHUGAKUSEI NIKKI

5 straight weeks - 9.5 wow

I gave 8.5 to We Married as a Job.

This is rare high quality media. Well, You can always expect good story from Josei.

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I have yet to watch last few episodes of

A Girl and 3 sweethearts - Mirei Kiritani
Kahoko no kahogo
Stepmother and Daughter Blues
Survival Wedding

All above are good quality slice-of-life.

I was missing Arimura Kasumi so at last watched

Flying Colours aka Biri Gal aka Biri Girl aka Gyaru Girl aka Flying Colors: How a Teen Girl Went from Academic Absurdity to an Elite University in One Amazing Year

As expected Translation is bad. Why? Translator couldn't keep up with all the Short-cut words aka Slang aka teenage vocabulary and was bad with references too. He missed the context as well as the prose.

MOVIE - 8.5

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50TH TIME PASS - 8. highly enjoyable movie with lots of puns and references. 1 time must watch

Kyou Kara Ore Wa - 8/10. bad translation
Dorokei - yes yes yes translations are out.
Dairenai - ahh Erika Toda' show has win the ratings.
Kenonare - Yui Aragaki's show saw the biggest fall

Bakamentary - sonygem subs. in december list

Bad Papa - 7.5. Wife is turned into no dream anymore house wife. Still, the best show among airing kdramas.

Dokgo Rewind - I wanted to mention it last week.
Action and more action. No story. Handsome boys in action mode. 6.5. good timepass

Fluttering Warning - 3/10. skipped 5th episode and watched 6th episode. Oh my this one really is a headache. Good way to torture someone.

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kahogo - very good
stepmother - didnt watch
survival wedding - ok
flying colors - excellent but translation was confusing

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do you expect a happy ending? I want them to end up together but I can see the obstacles. however kuroiwa is strong so he can break past them

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I had a weird meta moment when I wanted all the evil characters in the dramas that I'm watching, to watch twelve nights and realise that if you do something hurtful for someone's own good, it still hurts!

The flashback of the little boy upset when his biological father sends him back to his legal father was so sad. Gosh, that little kid is a good actor. It uses the 5-year time skip so well to show how the upset kid grows up to be an angry teenager. I continue to love the low-key vibe of this and I enjoy watching these normal people have normal every-day issues.

The mother in Fluttering Alert clearly rates as The Worst Parent Ever and kdrama has shown me a lot of terrible ones. Seriously? You're pretending to have terminal cancer so that your son will marry the woman he really doesn't want to marry and take the job he really doesn't want? How's that going to end well? Otherwise that drama reminds me a bit of 1% of anything, in that you watch a couple date and fall in love. I'm learning to screen out the crazy and the very green acting by some of the cast.

The hyung in Fox Bride Star also ranks highly on the Evil Family list. If it turns out that this is all for his brother's Own Good, I'm going to throw something at the screen. Actually, I probably won't, as I've emotionally checked out from every storyline apart from the security couple who keep me glued to the screen.

Feel Good to Die had me in stitches. I do wonder if it's going to become harder to kill your boss when you know that he actually remembers it. I'd been fine if there was no romance in this and nobody ended up with anybody but the chaebol kid learns to care about the company, the boss learns to emotionally connect with the people he works with and the girl gets a satisfying job in a good company. That would be my favourite happy ending. The contractor telling the girl how emotional wounds leave permanent scars should also be required viewing for all the evil side characters in all dramas...

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And what about that ridiculous doctor who goes along with it? Can ToD take out both of them at the same time?

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*revs engine to take on the "double header" (as my kind calls it in the industry)*

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Wow, this direct line to the ToD could really come in handy! Thanks ToD!

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What the world, Cloggie! We are watching the same 3 shows together!!

I wonder how Woo-Hyun grew up to be such a nice and kind human being with a mother like his. I wanted to hug him when he said to Yoo-Jung in the van that he would not believe in the end that his mother would want him to be married and feel miserable. He is just all kinds of goodness. I am watching the show mostly to see these two wonderful leads smile warmly at each other.

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Wow - we haven't watched the same shows in ages!

I'm watching it for seeing nice people be nice to each other. This is my new catnip.

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Do we dare to hope for:
sensible people with sensible reactions
rational people acting rationally

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Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter : Enjoying this a lot! The first 15 minutes did fill me with dread with a cliche male lead and the story straining to fast-track to the fated meeting. But when we got to Moon Chae Won (and her daughter), I was all in. Production value isn't high and both male leads are still cliche, but it's got charm in spades and MCW really has me convinced she is a fairy. And the world-building isn't too bad. I love how magic is lowkey and infused in the ordinary here. I do find it sort of weird how each episode doesn't end in the usual kdrama cliffhanger-y beat that gets the audience to pick up the next episode.

Happy if You'd Died: I am in love. It feels like a less wacky version of Chief Kim with a sprinkle of the good parts of Radiant Office. Lots of poignant and lol moments. Lee Ruda/Baek Jin Hee is killing it! I love the disco-sounding OST. My only quibble is that Jin Sang isn't really that bad of a guy and doesn't deserve to get killed by the universe. He's a pill, but he's fair.

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Fox bride star - I like to think SY got high on emotion, ending up blowing steam at that stalker... Both OTP is love :D

Mama fairy - I actually like this, make me in good mood after finishing an episode. My only wish is to go deeper into our fairy world, and some plot moving :D

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I am watching more and more variety shows lately.

The great escape, Knowing Bros, Life Bar, Problematic Men, Master in the House, 2 days 1 Night, Running Man.

New Journey to the West 6: Ahn Jae Hyun is indeed the new crazy one! Haha.

You Quiz on the Block: Season 1 finally ended. I enjoyed it, as it has own charms.

Quiz from God: Reboot: Finally it's back! Good start.

Top Star Yoo Baek: So sad neither VIU or Viki subbing it. Perhaps there will be fansubs like Avengers Social Club/Buamdong Revenge Club? Hopefully!

Going to watch Village Survival, The Eight.

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Argh, what's wrong with secretary phone. Too lazy to correct it.

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- Hundred Million Stars From the Sky : I knew what was going to happen later in the show for the main couple but i feel my heart is not ready for the tragedy awaiting us. Any chance the writer will avoid the incest part and bring another twist to the plot?!
- Fox bride star : both couples are so sweet to watch i'm curious how they are going to deal with SIW and LSY ill relationship.
- Terius behind me : Althought this drama had me rolling some eyes for the excessif PPL and the spy stuff was a bit hard to handle but i really enjoyed watching this show, there was some really sweet, funny and endearing moments. I loved kim bom relationship with the twins, their mom and her squad and Jin Yong tae (his brother). Everything wrapped up beautifully as the ending felt natural and complete.

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After Guest ended, there is nothing exciting for me to watch. I am still wandering around the sns and internet in search of bits and pieces to calm my grieving heart. Like gifs, fan cuts and new info about our trio especially Jung Eun-chae. I started the show for the theme and then for kim Jae wook and now I have become a full time fan of the charming lady. She has become my new girl crush and I would like to root for her success.

Other than that I am just trying to read recaps about other dramas like Matrimonial Chaos,Third Charm and Fox Bride Star. Ending of MC was a mess, Third Charm is already a mess from last three or four eps.

While I understand that JY and YJ are especially miserable and TC is their dating story, my sympathies are with Se Eun. For one thing I always had a sympathy for the losing person and also her story is more realistic and probable. After all the four years of dating when you are one step away from your marriage, imagining your boyfriend leaving you there alone is really heartbreaking. I understand that nothing guarantees success in a relationship whether it is your efforts, sincerity, persistence or even love. But still if that is what's going to be her ending she will have my sympathies.

Top Star Yoo Baek: I liked the first ep. Not sure if I will lose my interest because its only once a week. it was trending in the nave and cafe for the whole day so I am hoping for the best.

GoD's Quiz Season 5: The first ep seemed very familiar. Didn't we already had an ep in the previous season where the lead was away in an isolated village and then he returns to help his colleagues when somebody from above was bulldozing their investigation. I have watched it all long ago but apart from the case a lot of the things felt tooooo familiar. Also I am not a fan of the two leads' romantic relationship. I was hoping that they will introduce some twist to the relationship if the cast is recurring.

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The guest was 💖💖💖. I can relate with the slump.

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Bad Papa Not too sure how JC is going to find redemption now that his opponent is brain dead. Aaaaah

Hundred Million Stars I still don’t get the reason why the brother decide to stab MY in the last episode? But JK being MY’s sister is kind of predictable.

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I'm on Team "He's gonna die and Seon-joo will write his biography". They seem to have dropped Seon-joo's writer dream plot line when the show keeps talking about following your dreams no matter what. So they'll probably bring it in at some point. To finish her book about JC?

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Beauty Inside: stopped watching 4 eps ago due to exams, I heard it's gone downhill so am reconsidering picking it up again
Fox Bride Star: still can't get over their cute elevator hand holding scene. love how the main couple is so accepting of one another. can't wait for monday!
Happy To Die: i wasn't expecting to like this but laughed so hard while watching the episodes. it's a charming and comedic show :)
Terius Behind You: so sad that this has ended, will miss it so much! fingers crossed for a second season with Bon and Aerin disguised as a married couple (one can dream hehe)

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It's more like "What Have You Dropped..."
DROPPED:
LOVE ALERT: Question. Why do they put older actors (30s, not teens or 20s) in dramas where the writers have them act so inexperienced. They've never dated or even kissed anyone and act shy and embarrassed to even touch? So unrealistic. I just couldn't take it anymore.
DROPPED: LOVE TO DIE. Or whatever the name of the drama is. Way too silly even for Kang Ji hwan. I might pick it up after the 8th episode when I assume things will get more serious and we'll find out his backstory of why he's so mean.
THE ONLY GOOD KDRAMA: HUNDRED MILLION STARS. Still no spoilers please.
JUST BETWEEN LOVERS: Re-watching and still so much better than anything else.
CHINESE: LOVE these two! EVER NIGHT. The two leads have so much chemistry, even though he's 6'2" and she can't be more than 5' at the most. Right now she's only 15 so I'm assuming the story will take place thru several years until she's old enough for romance. Gorgeous cinematography. More serious in tone.
ORIENTAL ODYSSEY: So campy it's delightful. And the lead male is beauty personified.

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My wife is watching Eternal Love 2 as well as Oriental Odyssey. EL2, I kind of follow along. OO, not so much . Not the show so much as me, too many dramas of the same genre and all the characters meld together and I can’t recall who is who.

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OO the plot is fairly standard and simple to follow. I just like it because it's so over-the-top campy.
Ever Night, although I really love it, there are so many characters I have no idea what's going on. Except the young lead male is out for revenge, but it's much more complicated than that. I need to re-watch from the beginning and pay more attention. For some reason I didn't like Eternal Love.

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I've been super busy this week so I've only managed to catch up on:

Happy if you die Amazingly funny and I'm loving the cracky, roller coaster vibe. I loved the webtoon and the drama so far is shaping up nicely.

Matrimonial Chaos Just started this for Bae Doona and I'm in love. I hope it lives up to my expectations. The way I see it is that their wacky "relationship" lacks proper communication.

So many dramas so little time😭

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This will be short and sweet: What @mary said.

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Whaaat which one are you watching hahaha

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Both Bad Papa and Matrimonial Chaos:)

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I like your taste in shows heeheehee

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Terius Behind Me: This was the show that pulled me out of my "DramaFever shutting down" slump. I stopped watching dramas for about a month, but Terius got me back in. This was the first drama in a while that had me laughing out loud (especially any scene where Creep by TLC was played). The cast had amazing chemistry and I loved that the spy storyline didn't take itself too seriously (until the last week, but I digress...).

Mama Fairy: I've watched the first 3 episodes, but I'm struggling to start the 4th. I think I had too clear of an idea of what I wanted this drama to be and it definitely hasn't lived up to that.

Feel Good to Die: This has been a pleasant surprise! Baek Jin Hee really shines here. I thought I would find the time loop monotonous, but they keep throwing in things to make it interesting.

Fluttering Alert: Ok, this drama is a hot mess, but I can't take my eyes away. Contract relationships are my k-drama kryptonite, allowing me to overlook the subpar writing and low-budget aesthetics. Add to the fact that Woo Hyun & Yoo Jung are so normal and cute together. I'm sold for now.

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Hundred Millions Stars From the Sky: It's so good, it's just so good. I can feel the terribly tragic ending already. It's going to be so painful !! (Also thank god we got the new OST track this week, been on repeat ever since.)
New journey to the west 6: Ahn Jae Hyun is basicly tthe new highlight of my week. We got ourself a new crazy !!!!

Fluttering alert: Gosh I don't know, I'm glad to see YEH back in a drama but so far I'm not really into the story.

Cold Case: Shinjitsu no Tobira 2: It's back and it's still really good. Great adaptation!

Dairenai: love it so far, the actors are great and the story is not overly dramatic.

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I recently started Nirvana In Fire. I realize that Sir Su is the lead, but my heart belongs to Prince Jing.

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Prince Jing is 😍😍

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Wang Kai is love ❤

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I want to watch this just to see why everyone is in love with Hu Ge but its too long for me to stay committed.

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I actually rewatched this one after a few years. Give it a try, you can always drop it if it doesn't fit your taste *fingers crossed*

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I re-watched the drama a few months ago and it’s the only C-drama I watched (twice) without using the FF button. Give the drama a try and see for yourself why we love HuGe as Mei ChangSoo. ^^

Oh, and Hu Ge is love! <3

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I always upvote comments about Nirvana in Fire. Enjoy!!

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Same!!

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Ditto until I die.
Long live Mei Chang Su!

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Saaaaaame!

And Fei Liu! I really love that kid.

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Fei Liu di di will live in my heart forever (just want to re-pick up Sand Storm for Leo.)

In addition to Mei Chang Su and Prince Jing, NiF has just so many wonderful and unforgettable characters (due to excellent writing and cast) -Consort Jing, Princess Mu Nihuang, General Meng Zhi, the Head Eunuch, Jin Dong's cameo.....and so many more.

The writing also really shines in the depictions of the villains. They are all completely human which allow us to understand why they are bad. I just love the glorious Prince Yu, the Emperor, Marquis Xie Yu.

Yes....here I go again.....cannot stop gushing about Nirvana in Fire.

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You are making me want to rewatch NIF again @kimbapnoonao, which is bad because I’m currently on semi-hiatus and on internet diet (LOL) but I will surely watch the drama again before 2018 ends. Or watch Hu Ge’s drama Game of Hunting. I was watching AvenueX review for NIF2 a few hours ago and she mentioned in the video (if I heard it correctly that is) that NIF book was a BL themed story between Mei Changsu and Prince Jing???The what could have beens if it’s true and there’s no restrictions in China.

I was going to finish Sand Storm (stopped at ep 15 because of late subs) but youtube channel that has the subbed eps took them down and I can’t find subbed eps anywhere. I did finish his other drama Fights Break Sphere for him.

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Oh I thought the BL line was between Mei Chang Su and the Doc Lin Chen!

I liked the first couple episodes of Sand Storm, and Leo is shaping up to be a solid actor despite being just 19! Have you watched Fight Break Sphere? I couldn't really get into it, but mostly because the atrocity of Baron Chen's wig! 😭

Let me know if Game of Hunting is worth checking out!

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I stopped (dropped) Fights Break Sphere at episode 20. @giegie0384 is very good at finishing shows. 😂 And apparently she's now on hiatus. Why?

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@kimbapnoona names were not mentioned in the video and I just assumed loveline was between MCS & Prince Jing! Lol. And now I remember they’re cousins so it would be incest!
I was starting to enjoy Sand Storm after watching Mystic Nine but sadly no subs available for now. Leo’s acting in both SS & FBS was criticized by the books’ fans but he was decent in both imo. Or I am just biased. :D

I have watched FBS, and yeah, Baron Chen’s wig takes getting used to but he’s so funny.

Will do! ^^

@jenmole I am a completionist but I do drop shows that don’t interest me anymore, I just can’t drop those (e.i. Martial Univers :/) with actors I really love in them. It’s my way of supporting them. Lol.
My status just means less time on the internet (maybe 50-60% lesser than my usual time?) as I’m averaging 10 hrs of screentime everyday. 😂

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Thirty But Seventeen: Thank you to everyone who recommended this sweet little drama. I loved the classical music and all of the characters were likeable (perhaps unrealistically so, but I wasn’t watching for stark realism). I can imagine myself getting impatient if I live-watched it, but a marathon allowed me to feel all the feels in one go.
Don’t think, feel!

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I wish I had some @stroopwafel right now to eat in a pet because I’m jelly that she can watch Top Star Yoo Baek without subs. 😭

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If it makes you feel any better, I have to concentrate super hard to understand the island accents! 😅

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Bbbut you can stare at Kim Ji-suk and Lee Sang-yeob while "concentrating".

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This is the 1st time I'm commenting on this topic/thread.
What I'm watching, or not watching?
-Fluttering Alert - I'm all for contract marriages/relationship and they look so cute together so who cares how shallow everything is. Though I always skipped scenes involving the mother, the chairman, and the fiancee.
- Beauty Inside - so sad to dropped this ever since the couple got too cozy together because there's nothing else to watch out for. Still reading the recaps for Sara and Eun Ho and wished that this is their love story.
- The Guardian - He Happy aka Zhou Yi Long is the main reason I watched this drama even though I avoid BL genre and it turns out to be really cool despite the bad cgi.
- Legal V - dropped because this is basically Doctor X, just a changed in profession.
- SUITS - still watching for Yuto.
- Royal Sister Returns - the family drama is getting out of hand, I'll just pretend that the drama ended before episode 15.