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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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Top Star Yoo Baek: My man, Yoo Baek! The past few episodes have seen Yoo Baek undergo some genuine growth, but lately it feels like every step forward that he takes, Kang-soon takes two steps back. I can’t wrap my head around the most recent episode…where has the strong, bold Kang-soon I liked so much gone? Why is Kang-soon content to just float with the tide? The angsty flavor is also hampering my enjoyment of the show–this was supposed to be my light, fluffy weekend treat! I am a simple gal, I just want lots of sweetness and happy endings for Yoo Baek, Kang-soon (preferably together), and all the islanders.

Red Moon, Blue Sun: I half-regret having started this drama. Not because it’s bad or boring–it’s too good in its depictions of child abuse and abusers and I find that the drama lingers with me long after I’ve finished watching. I keep getting drawn back to the show week after week, not just because of the mysteries involved, but because of the questions the drama poses about abuse and justice. Though I want to find out who Red Cry is (and what is the deal with Eun-ho?), but I can’t wait to learn more about Woo-kyung’s family and past.

An Empress’s Dignity: I wish I could quit you! At first An Empress’s Dignity was a hate watch. Then a guilty pleasure. Now, it’s a must-watch. It’s so over the top and ridiculous, but for some reason I can’t turn away. Jang Nara is so charming, and even the villains are entertainingly evil. It’s hard not to love a drama that doesn’t take itself too seriously while its actors dedicate themselves entirely to their characters, no matter how absurd the plot gets.

 

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SKY Castle: Forget the annoying mom-in-laws from makjang-land, no one has doted on their precious child as much as Professor Cha does with Se-ri. Their hilarious airport reunion and his proud heart-eyes when she talks about volunteering with Malia Obama is priceless! I almost feel bad for him that things aren’t all right with Se-ri, and just when he’s finished cackling at Mi-hyang’s family for having an embarrassing secret too. I also can’t believe that I waited for Se-ri’s reveal for three weeks, only to have her homecoming be eclipsed by my new favorite thing in the world: the fragile truce between Hye-na and Mi-hyang. They’re both such pragmatic go-getters, I wonder if Mi-hyang sees that and respects Hye-na as a proper enemy. That scene where she drives Hye-na, threatens her, gets threatened back, slaps her, leaves her in the middle of nowhere, then brakes after ten seconds… then Hye-na just gets back in the car and they seal the deal? I ship that crazy “Okay, we’ve let our emotions out, time to do business” energy and want them to team up soon! I’m almost sorry for Coach Kim when Mi-hyang catches on to what she’s doing. Because in my SKY Castle fantasy, Hye-na becomes attached to the Kang family and considers herself one of them already, thus helping her stepmom to expose Coach Kim, fend off their snob grandma, and hard-carry Ye-seo into her dream university.

Thirty But Seventeen: This drama is as light and inspiring as the December theme posts said it is. A reminder that it’s okay to move in your own pace and enjoy the “getting there” part of life. It’s a nice show to start 2019 with, just when you’re re-evaluating the past and trying to set goals for the future. Thank you for spreading your love for this drama!

 
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I decided to bite the bullet and binge-watch Hyun Bin’s newest drama since dimples. Was it a good decision? I’m veering more towards ‘no’, but maybe the show has some other ideas. (No, not the game)

Memories of the Alhambra:
RIP Secretary Seo! It’s really frustrating to not only see your favourite character die offscreen for reasons yet to be explained (they better explain it well!) but also realise that this also means that Min Jin Woong will be joining Park Hoon in the minimal-acting department (they’re both good actors so I’m happy that they’re raking in the money but more experience would be great!). I really dislike that between the train scene in Episode 2 and 10 (half the show), the writer has gone on tangents with insignificant and uninteresting arcs instead of focusing on the game itself.

My Strange Hero:
The kiss looks really nice, I’m not going to deny that! But on the other hand, I’m not totally onboard this show yet because of a few worrying factors. One, is Se Ho going to be a straight up villain (yawn) or a grey one (yay)? Two, is Min Ji going to be the jealous 2nd female lead (yawn) or the supportive friend (yay)? Three, are we going to get a plain old corruption story within the education system (yawn) or a refined insight on the class discrimination that schools perpetuate (yay)? Well, Kwak Dong Yeon will keep me watching the show surely but a good plot would be nice.

An Empress’s Dignity:
We all know this show is batshit crazy, but part of me wishes that the writer used a bit more finesse when it comes to developing the characters: the King could have been one of those awesome grey villains (I mean you have Shin Sung Rok of all people who can turn in a very nuanced performance) who we could empathise with and hope for redemption. Of course, there is no chance of that occurring now logically speaking when he has murdered people already without remorse (written for maximum makjang effect), so I’ll just shut my brain and enjoy the revenge thrills.

I also did a little bit of sleuthing around DB: there are 9 2018 prime-time shows (all miniseries) that do not have their own show pages, 3 of which have ended already while the other 6 are currently airing. The full list is as below:

Currently Airing: Bad Detective / An Empress’s Dignity / God's Quiz 5 / Top Star Yoo Baek / Priest / SKY Castle
Ended: Dance Sports Girls / Big Forest / Investigation Couple
(I assume creating show pages falls under the IT department so tagging @mary? Pardon me if I made a mistake!)

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I agree with you about dramas that do not have their own show pages. Did dramabeans lack of staff to do it or what. I really love SKY Castle, Fate & Furies, and The Empress’s Dignity but why they do not deserve to have their own show pages? If they’re really short-staffed, they should hire people among readers.

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Just finished Fates & Furies/Fate & Fury Ep. 17-20. So. Effing. Great. I gasped, squealed, and fanned my face.

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Are the subs out?

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Yes, on Kocowa. Takes much longer on Viki.

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As someone who does not use the "My Shows" feature properly, I don't understand the big deal about show pages. I favorite shows that I'm currently watching, then unfavorite them once I'm finished watching. Almost all shows have tags where you can see their posts. Fates and Furies has no tag as there seems to be only one post.

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Well, I think it's a great way to keep track of the dramas you've watched over the years without having to rely on other sites. You may think otherwise though.

As for weekend dramas, I don't think DB has ever added show pages for them simply because they rarely (never?) recap them.

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Top Star Yoo Baek: Heh. It's so satisfying to watch Yoo Baek going through those 5 stages of parting. I want him to end up with Kang-soon (especially with all the sweet yet crackling tension between those two whenever they spend time together), but I still couldn't imagine how they gonna compromise regarding their very different world to make their relationship long lasting.

Memories of Alhambra: It's a strange feeling to love half of the drama with all my heart, willing to let the writer dragging me even to the most depressing and tragic place. While at the same time, feeling mightily frustrated by the other half.

Red Moon Blue Sun: This drama broke my heart in the most devastating way possible. I need more warm hugs in the next 3 eps.

Friend, Our Legend: Still very early on the journey, but it's unexpectedly good and much darker than I thought. My only gripe is the excessive censorship. Given that this is about the harsh gangster world, these censorship turned many important scenes into indiscernible blurred moving shapes. (Well, what else did I expect from a 2009 MBC drama?)

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Regarding Red Moon, Blue Sun: Same sentiments. I hope they all have a happy ending 😭

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I just want Eun-ho to get love and fluff from now on.

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I watched Friend, the movie from Friend, Our Legend is adapted, and it's my favorite Korean movie. When you're done with the drama, check out the movie if it's not already done yet.

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where are you watching Top Star Yoo Baek? i can't find episode 8 subbed anywhere :(

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I usually watch it on dramacool, but it seems like the subber is a bit late this week. I also couldn't find the subbed version for eps 8 anywhere.

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Yes, I got the same feeling, that he decided to take fall for real Red Cry, I hope the writers has some twist for us because otherwise it'll be disappointing culprit reveal in the face of all the clues.

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Not trying to be annoying, but you wrote big spoilers without warning for episodes which aired really recently and people might not had time yet to catch up....

Maybe it will help few people to avoid spoilers to rewrite your comment?

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Sorry! I had deleted it

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Oh no, i didn't mean to suppress it! It was a good analysis!
Just to rewrite the parts where the name of the killer was given, because it was such a big element of the plot.
Hopefully, you saved it somewhere and you will be able to to share it again. It was worth reading for all of us who enjoyed the drama and the potential viewers who might be interested in watching it.

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I never felt What we're watching needs spoilers warnings because we're talking about what we're watching, and since this posts on Saturday, we weigh in on episodes up to Saturday or Friday as Saturday's episode has not aired yet.

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I was happy for all the cancelled shows as I hoped I would catch up... or watch some older shows I still haven't managed to finish (like Familiar Wife or Just Between Lovers)... and then FAMILY happened 😁😁
(It was nice... just very little drama-time).

I did manage to finish 12 Nights though. I found it sometimes too draggy (1.5 speed was usually optimal 😁)...and it's no Just Dance. But I'm fine with the ending - the main couple finally meets as two confident adults.

And I'm current on Alhambra. I know this show gets a lot od criticism (and some is valid...and some should wait till the end of the show)... but I love it despite all its shortcomings 😍
...I like the game despite not being sure how it works (though...we still don't know who actually killed Marco... and who Secretary Seo...)... and despite sometimes watching through my fingers with muted sound 😱😱😱
...but I mainly love Jin Woo's journey, being it the terror of the earlier episodes... or being smart and levelling up... to heroically fighting the lost zombie battle... (and I'm also interested in JW's past... and the family / company drama on the background).
...though... there is of course this HB feature levelling up my love for this show 😉😁😁

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Family happened for me too! It was such a nice time for me as well, but I am so behind on everything!

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Uhm... why is the header for Thirty But Seventeen? Is this a gentle nudge...?
Happy New Year to all Beanies!!! <3

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It's a feel good show to start the year if you haven't seen it.

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Indeed it is. ^^

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Same list as last week

The Last Empress : is it wrong for me to like Hyuk 🤣

Sky Castle : Seriously Coach Kim! What's your deal? And Hye Na, stop being a hyena 😐

Memories of the Alhambara : game are you cray? Why did you kill Seo! I'm angry with you because i dont know who else to blame huhu

That's all. And now i'm spiraling down a Shin Sung Rok wormhole and i'm looking for his shows and appearance on variety shows. This is all your fault coffee-hyuk hahaha

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Very very wrong :-) but I so like him too, he is very entertaining I am sure I will still like him even when he meets his inevitable unpleasant but just ending.

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Could we have an alternate ending, where we find out that he didn't kill anyone, but was led to suppose he did? He saves his wife and bodyguard, goes to prison, serves his time, comes out and finds the empress waiting for him outside the gates.

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Yes! I thought of this too. It might happen and I hope it does. Hehe

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Ill do you one better: all of his murderoud escapades were kinky revenge fantasies (since if he was led to believe he killed people we still have that sticky part where he did intend to kill people).

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Let's have him wake up, sweating, and realizing that it's all a long nightmare. It's the eve of his wedding to Oh Sunny, the love of his life, and one more thing: he's not the king, but the bodyguard.

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Me too. The man is magnetic. I hope he gets a shot at lead roles after this drama because he's brilliant here, in every one of his scenes and moods. I watched this show for Jang Nara, but I have become a fan of SSR.

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Does this happen to mean that you haven't seen Liar Game? Because that was my moment of conversion... :-)

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No, I haven't. Was he the lead there? I want him to get the girl. Please.

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He was the crazy villain; never mind girl-getting, Liar Game doesn't need any of that to be addictive. :-)

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Sadly it was also the last time I really liked his performance...

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Really? I had Trot Lovers on my to-watch list, but never got around to it. Come to think of it I haven't seen him afterwards. Waiting to binge Empress; I hope he is still good...

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To be fair, I think part of it is also the writing and directing... and I just never loved or at least was interested enough to follow his other shows... (some of them I even disliked)... I also wanted more from him as an actor... not the same (or worse) on repeat... I think he could be good in some melo... and I still regret Empress is not more like Money Flower...

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He's such a bad guy in the dramas he's in. I disliked his character vehemently in, My Love From A Star, and wanted his plane to crash in, On the Way to the Airport. I just can't get into liking him--so I'm holding off on Empress.

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But gladly she now has a real match!: Kwang Mi-hyang.. She's not an easy opponent...

My question is: if Coach Kim is that crazy, how could Teacher Jo work for her? Isn't he afraid of her.. OK, regardless the good pay....

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Maybe teacher jo is mentally strong. He notes theres something wrong with coach but it has little effect on him.

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Why are all the good dramas at the end of the year? As soon as I drop something, I pick up something even better. I'm unreservedly enjoying every show I'm watching at the moment and I can't remember when that last happened.

Children of Nobody: I'm only a few episodes into this but it is gripping and disturbing. But maybe nothing is more disturbing than how much I'm shipping Woo-kyung with Ji-hyun.

SKY Castle : I'm behinddd. But I will catch up soon. This is one of the best dramas I've ever seen.

Boksoo Returns: I have never fallen off the FINSE so quickly and so hard as I did with this week's delightful little gem of an episode. This show has been a bit inconsistent for me and I honestly couldn't work out what it was trying to be. But this week, it just nailed it. I loved every minute of it and Boksoo's lethal adorkability. It turns out death by marshmallow is a thing.

Boyfriend: I got nothing. This is the most gorgeous show I've ever seen. Almost nothing happens every episode and yet I'm left with this comfortable feel of satiation like I just ate an emotional feast. I could honestly just sit and think about this show for an hour after it airs. It's so powerful in its utter simplicity. And did I mention it was beautiful? A piece of televisual art.

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This week's bingewatch is Lookout . I might need to see how this one pans out before having an opinion on it. But the cast is great and the female lead is great. As for the rest - we'll see.

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Loved Lookout! I watched it when it was airing. It was one of those shows I can't wait to watch every week. It wasn't perfect plotwise but the actors/actresses did amazing. Can't say anything else as it might spoil you ahaha. But If you finish it I'd love to hear your thoughts. Hehe.

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Plot was meh CHARACTER WERE AMAZING.

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Lookout is addictive.

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I’m serious when I say that you need @sicarius to know you’re watching this. She also watched it after it aired. I watched it live and I was enthralled every week. Have fun!

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Sicaaaaaa, I'm watching Lookout. I understand you have opinions....
@sicarius

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That you shouldn't share until it's over!

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YOU'RE WATCHING WHAT NOW??
Oh do I frakking ever. Only 5473 words of them. That show ruined me. Absolutely RUINED ME. I still miss it.
Like @ndlessjoie said though you can't read or hear them till you've finished cos SPOILERS.

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See, I told you...

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Lookout was a great drama. I still not like that kid.

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Solomon Park was just one stellar performance in this. And I hope to see him in another role that shows off his talent very soon!

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I watched him in Revenge Note after Lookout and how the hell does he go from a psycho to a sweet heart ?!

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Sky Castle will no doubt go into the list of Greats. Just started this and I’m now up to Ep 9. At first, I thought it’d be like Heard It Through The Grapevine but SC cuts through a wider spectrum than just class difference. Great acting from the veteran to the young cast. So much intrigue that it’s hard to stop.

Onto the binge again!

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then let's be disturbing together cause I'm shipping Woo-kyung and Ji-hyun as well. 😍

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Me alsoo! I want the two of them to be hugged by Ha-na and be a happy loving family ♥️

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You know what beats watching dramas at the moment? Chatting with a Beanie over Whatsapp 😂 😂 😂

So happy to be connecting in real time with @greenfields and seeing a plan for a Singapore Beanie Meet-up. Anyone here in Singapore who is interested? 😃

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OK literally... I'm watching Encounter right now. I've paused in mid Ep 10 because it became too sugary, tooth-achey and I need a break!!! 😂 Still realistic and great that our OTP talk to each other and are honest. I'm liking Secretary and Moon Snails becoming a couple a whole lot.

Red Moon - So a major reveals takes place, but there's going to be more twists. I can tell because we're not at the last episode yet!!!

Alhambra - *Wail* over Sec Seo. We end off with Jin Woo literally seeing a light. Is this hopeful or just more bad news or more zombies?

Priest - It's kind of tiring waiting for an episode. Seems to be taking longer than usual to get subbed.

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Priest was not aired last week, possibly due to the awards shows. So episodes 11 and 12 should be aired this weekend. I was also upset with the lack of Priest episodes last week.

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Thanks for the update. I didn't bother to check on pre-emptions. 😃

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I like the restaurant “CEO” and secretary Jang as well. They have this hate-love relationship that is so entertaining. They are so snarky but sweet!

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YUS. Super fun! <3 ^^

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Waaaahhh that must be a fun thing to do @growingbeautifully!

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Yup it's always fun meeting new friends, especially since we've got a common interest already. I think I miscounted ... this will be the 4th meet up of Beanies in Singapore (I thought it was the 3rd at first!) and the 2nd one with out-of-town Beanies. 😄

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yes please! i created an account just to give a thumbs up!

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That's nice @xiaovester thehungryone! But are you anywhere in this part of the world?

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I thought i was the only want wanting Hyena and Yesuh's mom to somehow works together hand in hand because smh Hyena feels more like her child than Yesuh is (or i probably just doesn't care about yesuh anymore lol).
Their whole truce is like that kdrama contract relationship smh lol

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Start my 2019 with Dance Sports Girls!💃🕴
Shi-eun is a very detestable character, but Park Se-wan is a really great actress that can make Shi-eun a character that I rooted for and able to remind me of things that I had done in highschool days.

Shi-eun may doing bad things, but for teens it is acceptable, because it is a phase when everyone starts questioning their life and trying hard to be the best version of their own selves.

Though I am quite disappointed with Jang Dong-yoon. Okay, he get his girl now, but breakup? Noooo😭

BEAUTY INSIDE: Pick it up again at Ep. 5-6, and Eun-ho and Sa-ra's relationship becomes less interesting lol. But Kim Min-seok as Se-kye is really hilarious😂. He is totally Seo Hyun-jin's Se-kye in another body, it makes me sad to let him go. Only watch it for Se-kye and Do-jae from now on.

SKY Castle : The Pilot Episode's intro to characters is really too much to stomach but after Myung-joo's death, it becomes addictive, though I just finished 4 eps. I can see why it is highly acknowledged by Knetz and Beanies. Like it is the prequel of your old-fashioned K-drama where your Chaebol boyfriend and the annoying second female lead lives before they meet the candy heroine lol.

MY STRANGE HERO : OMG I always love Yoo Seung-ho but in here he is so sweet I might have a toothache. And also the kiss at the end was so hot, gosh. Also, I lowkey feel like Yoo Seung-ho and Jo Boa might actually dating in real life lol.

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Start my 2019 with Dance Sports Girls!
First completed K drama of the year . 🎟 One bean

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My Strange Hero It's a cute drama but I'm not sure what story they want to tell for next 18 episodes (or 9)...

Clean With Passion for Now I missed it this week :(

Red Moon, Blue Sun This drama is so good. There is so many things happening in each episode but at each end I'm stunned and I want to know more.

An Empress's Dignity Nobody is sane in this drama...

Boyfriend Not enough Secretary Jang and Mr Lee :p

SKY Castle Those families can be pretty touching when they forget university. I loved Soo Han explaining math to his parents: Aaaaa minuuuuus Bbbbbb :D

Memories of the Alhambra Gaming is not good for the health!

Top Star Yoo Baek They both are so sad, whyyy :(

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LOL In Alhambra, gaming is not good for one's life!!!

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Yeah, you're right! We know 5 gamers in Alhambra : 3 are dead, one has disapeared and the last one is limping...

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Not to be forgotten...the limping one is also an alchoholic now. See this game is dangerous and life threatening 😶

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But it's more like a side effect. But with Subway's food for gold coins, the game could make you becoming fatter :p

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@kurama LOL, true. Eat, play and put on weight!

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I used to be stressed out with "W." Now I think I can handle this writer's work... :)

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I didnt watch W, so i'm kinda stressed now with MoA hahaha

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I missed Clean with Passion too. Hope the episodes next week are good!

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Cold Case Shinjitsu no Tobira 2 (7ep watched): the subs are finally out. The complete season is available but the enjoyment i used to feel watching this quality j-drama seems to have being killed by the wait.
Or maybe it's the writing?
The team chemistry is still here but the episodes rarely impress: the scenarii picked to be adapted don't have a thematic connection between them like s1 had, so the season seems disjointed.
The alternating of very intense episodes with heavy/sensitive subjects with more quiet ones made s1 a rollercoaster, but yet a balance was kept: we had a lot to reflect on in some stories and the space and time to do it in serenity.
This season seems flat in comparison, nothing stand out: i can barely remember the plots of the episode i watched, the secondary actors/characters which were so essential in s1 are taking too much place, as if they got a too large space to occupy and not enough stories or charisma to do it. That's because the team scenes are less compelling: they don't have as much scenes as in teh 1st season and their scenes have almost no character development.
I will finish the season because i'm commited to watch it, but there's no excitation anymore.

After Voice, this is the 2nd drama for which i prayed for a s2 and was disappointed. I'm starting to think that the common sense was right: one season is enough.

Bad Detective: I enjoy every bit of it. I love the two main characters and the actors who play them. I love their chemistry and their relationship. I love all the twists and turns, how the stories unfold between the secondary characters. I love to hate the bad guys and the variety in the insanity they portray, going from being weak to greed and power to being sadistic psychopaths.
I love all the plot holes and suspension of belief that this drama requires.
It showed up on a legal streaming site where i live, but i'm not sure all the episodes will be available at once so i'm debating to continue watching it live or not since others drama are starting soon.

Children of Nobody is a masterpiece.
I work in a center that take cares of children abused, so i'm not disturbed by the subject as others viewers, and thus more focused on the writing.
Ep 23 to 26 were a superb conclusion to the investigation. A masterful demonstration of the fact that the drama is carefully constructed
if there was any doubt on the subject.
Everything fell in place nicely: the clues given to us before, the character developement, the relationships. All to create a haunting finale image.
The writer played remarkably well with our feelings: pushing us in turns to root and not root for Red Cry before ending with a bang the story of this killer, delivering a very emotional punch with the revelation of his background and motivation.
The wrong and right sides are enlightened more clearly than ever and the consequences of the cowardice, linked to the refusal to denounce crimes against...

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I din't realize my comment was too long and cut!
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The wrong and right sides are enlightened more clearly than ever and the consequences of the cowardice, linked to the refusal to denounce crimes against children are played painfully and realistically to their full extent.
All this making it the best underrated drama for 2018/2019.

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Binge watched LIFE
Finished the entire series! It was so freaking good!. Such a satisfying drama. Enjoyed all the characters and especially our Gu. And Director Oh was a hoot! I loved how the show surprised me by not getting into Cliche situations.
And loved the realistic portrayal on being a physically challenged person. The brothers dynamic was another thing I loved about the show.
I liked Lee Kyu-Hyung in FoS, but boy was he awesome in this drama? He played the little brother role to the T. Can’t imagine anyone else in that role.
Its going to be awhile before I can pick up another drama. Its like am still lingering in the hospital life.

And of course, MoA!!!

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Thanks for this lovely review!
I have a burst of affection each time someone mention how much he/she enjoyed this drama.
The cast was outstanding and they were helped by an exceptionally brilliant and ambitious script. To write such an entertaining story about social conflicts in a hospital was the biggest challenge.
If they don't get the Daesang at the next Baeksang awards, i will eat my hat.

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*feeling strangely proud to know that Kyu-hyung oppa get many praises for his acting in Life* 😊😊

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He's a very talented actor!
I wonder why he doesn't work more. He should definitively do more dramas.

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He has been a leading man in musical and theater for the last several year, and from what he said he enjoyed acting in many different project (musical, theater, movie, drama). He is acting in musical Gentleman's Guide these days, and from what I know he also has 2 movies coming up this year. Though I agree that I also want to see him back on small screen soon.

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Just like Jo Seung Woo then.
Not the usual background of the actors in k-dramaland, but certainly the kind of experience that we need to see more on korean tv (instead of the usual pretty faces who can't act).

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Life is so different from FoS but the writer has certainly cemented in my view a ‘must watch’ writer. It does not have a set or complete plot like a conventional drama, but rather a character study of these hospital people and their dynamics. Each character is fleshed out and a sub plot on its own, making this a fascinating drama to watch.

JSW is always a standout to glue you to the screen - but there are so many other characters to love including the those played by LKH, YJM (who plays a totally different character from FoS). And then I love and love Director Oh, what a kickass woman, and the arc about the organ coordinator.

While Life is not getting the high praise as FoS, it’s an outstanding script no less.

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This week:

Memories of Alhambra: I don't get excited anymore for this show, I'm just curious how it's end.

Children of Nobody: still keeping me at the egde of my seat, and overthinking every detail, I hope it wasn't final reveal regarding RC because it somehow didn't sit right with all we were shown thus far.

My Strange Hero: very fluffy this week.

SKY Castle: Don't ruin my girl HyeNa, writers! And let's YeSeo go in SNU, I don't even like her but she didn't deserve this brainwashing from Coach Kim, I hope her assistent step in soon, he clearly not comfortable with her action.

Boyfriend: Dropped it, nothing wrong with this show but it's pacing was just too slow for me.

The Last Empress: I was really angry with Sunny beating Ari, because she couldn't figure out what she did wrong, there is noone really left to root for, maybe Sunny's sister and young prince.

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I didn't like that part, either. They always show scenes like this, whipping the legs until they are red and cut. It's horrible. And then she understands why the child acted like that, and hugs her and says she'll tend to her wounds. It dismissed the beating as if it were nothing. I wish they hadn't shown that scene. She could have spoken to her, instead of resorting to such abuse.

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I felt the same way about Sunny hitting Ari. Children are smart, if you explain and illustrate something, they will understand. And honestly I don't think Ari understood what she did wrong. In such a situation children need guidance from adults not physical punishment.

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When RC was revealed as Eun-ho this week, I just believed it instantly because I had been guessing it was him the entire time. But it's interesting that RC might actually not be Eun-ho. That would be an exciting plot twist.

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Deep Rooted Tree: I still can't finish that last 30 minutes. I have a feeling either Ddolbok or Dam or both will not make it alive in the end. I know it's a drama about Hangul creation, Joseon history and I should appreciate it more than just a romance between Ddam and Ddolbok...but what can I do? I love romance.

El Ministerio Del Tiempo season 2: it's better than season 1. My favorite watch this week.

Great Teacher Onizuka (1998): Just started yesterday, I like it, but I thought I would love it. Maybe second episode will be better.

Memories of Alhambra: I don't have any complain, except for the zombies. Is it necessary??

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Finish DRT, Mano. ^^
Zombies are cool though. :D

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Maybe while doing my next laundry 😝
I prefer vampires, at least they dress well.

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GTO gets pretty entertaining - I didn't get to finish it, but I liked how unpredictable it was!

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Instead of getting drunk with friends like most of the k-drama characters do I spent one night of indigestion to rewatch Strong Woman DBS. It was fun and had to do it at 2x speed - don't have too much free time. The end was little bit pulled by hair, I don't think DBS would be able after having twins doing her heroic work so soon, but it's a fairy tale where everything is possible. I realized the drama had stronger impact on me while life watching.

Red Moon Blue Sun, Nobody's child is my week treat and the only drama which drew my interest. It helps me a lot to manage my sudden anger towards my child when he's testing me, but I'm too soft a parent.

There's something I observed recently - children don't take violence and death threats in the same way as we do. They can tell you in aa instant that they don't want to see you ever in one moment and that they will cut your head and your arms and legs or they will kill you in some horrible way beyond imagination and one minute after they hug you, give lots of kisses and you are the most loving person in the world for them. It's funny how everyday experiences, fairy tales and images saw in newspapers, paintings or photos mix in their little brains and form things which when explained how it works in real world they would think little bit and then realize the possible consequences for a little while and regret it.

Maybe that's the case in Eun Hoo - a little child frozen inside. Anyway it's horrible to see how some parents can treat their children. From one extreme to another - abused or spoiled, the golden middle path isn't called golden for nothing.

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Strong Woman is my favorite romcom/mystery! It has everything and the leads have such chemistry. I'm up for a sequel!

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Anybody's watching Eun Joo's room ( Dear my room)? It's pitty it isn't subbed, for now I gave up to learn korean - have to refresh all other languages before and finish to learn the current one occupying my brain cells.

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I would if it was subbed. I was interested in it because of Kim Jae Young. Seems to be on a lesser known network too.

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There will be final episode on Tuesday I think.

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Spoilers please avoid if you haven't watched the latest episodes.

The Last Empress
I'm falling for Lee Hyuk again after watching that latest episode. He's so funny, and sweet in the sudden appearance on camera, and I held my breath, and went awwww when he hugged Sunny, and the song started to play. I feel that there's so much chemistry between her and him, more than between her and the bodyguard, and my favourite moments are her and his scenes.

Memories of Alhambra
Loving the show, and looking forward to more romantic scenes. Hyun Bin's charm continues to dazzle, and his serious moments are heartbreaking...his eyes looking at the faithful sidekick protecting him broke my heart.

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Re: TLE
SAMEE OMG why do I like Hyuk so much...and I totally agree I like their chemistry better. I don't know if it's because of acting or if the bodyguard character has too vanilla of a relationship with Oh Sunny but my god my eyes are glued whenever Sunny and Hyuk are together. and it's so bad cuz I know he's evil :(
I blame SSR for this, with his charismatic and nuanced villain acting. There are some actors that I think always should have a weird villain/character role because of how much life they breathe into it and he's one of them (along with Nam Goong Min). ahhh! this was also not a show I thought I would get addicted to cuz I am so not a makjang person but it's so captivating despite being over the top.

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I don't find the bodyguard's character interesting at all. He really is getting outshined by Hyuk, Sung Rok is a strong actor, whatever the situation calls for whether it's displaying evil, vulnerability or comedy, he does really well.

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The problem with Woo bin is he is so hell bent on revenge it has made him even more stupid than before. On top of having no personality and being initially tempermental and not much else. He was never written as someone who was clever or very smart to begin with. It explains why he and Hyuk clicked so well.

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I haven't started this drama, but if I do it will be for Choi Jin Hyuk--he was so good in Tunnel, in Devilish Joy, not so much. Could his character be a sleeper, waiting to shine at the very end? Hope so, if not I'll forgo Empress.

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[Warning: Don't read if you have not watched episode 25 & 26. Sorry, if you have accidentally read my previous one.]

Red Moon, Blue Soon

"Do you know what real pain is like? The innocent child who trembled in fear stands before me with a murderous gaze threatening to kill me. That's the real pain. Do you see that?"

"Where do you think my mom went after leaving me at such a beautiful place?"

I really hope that he does not die! I replayed a few times to observe which part of him being shot, but it is not so clear, or perhaps purposely.

It is so painful to watch such "tragic" character, an "icon"(?) for children of nobody. Being abused physically and mentally, feeling lonely and no one understands him. He really needs to be comforted! That's why he has conflicts between what his heart and mind say after being persuaded by Woo-Kyung, leading to changes of his choice during final scene.

The writing about revealing the culprit and his motivation takes almost the same route like "The Village: Achiara's Secret".

"I am not a murderer. I saved the children." - Lee Eun Ho
"I want them to be happy."- Kang Pil Sung

However, when I re-watched the episode, I also got the feeling that there is something missing in his explanation about their deeda, makes it unconvincing that he is the master mind. He defnitely involved, but he may not be the master mind.

He may thinks that he should take the fall as the real one did right thing, hence the latter should not be arrested and punished. He may also hopes RC continues his work.

Considering that we still have 3 episodes (6 mini-episodes), I think it is possible that the writer may want to surprise us especially those who "underestimate" her that she uses the same story-telling method of revealing the culprit. Huhu.

Whatever path the story is going to take, I do not really mind. Her work is still impressing! Good job for such great story regarding societal issues.

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Argh. Why did it become "Blue Soon".

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Red moon will turn blue soon....lolol

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because this show makes you feeling so blueeee,,, :(

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Red Moon, Blue Sun: Probably one of my top 3 dramas of 2018 (since that is primarily when it aired) if they don't blow the last episodes.

An Empress's Dignity: I'm getting ready to jump back in. I can't watch these type dramas week by week so I've saved up about 10 episodes to binge.

Fates and Furies: The leads are winning in the chemistry department.

Encounter/Boyfriend: Episode 9 ....nothing happened. It was filler and it has made it hard for me to plug ahead to episode 10 where it looks like something might happen. I actually like the vibe of this drama so I'm hoping with 6 episodes left, we move along a bit.

C-Drama:

Story of MingLan: This drama should have been called Story of the Sheng Family because it puts in a solid foundation of the entire clan, their friends, their relations and their grievances - both real and petty. It took about 8ish episodes for me to get the vibe and it has turned into one of my favorite C-dramas as far as storytelling. However, it is not for everyone especially if you watch just for the romance between the leads. They apparently have a very circuitous route to one another. This past week, I especially loved the poignant moment when the mom and dad had to send their visiting daughter (who is not a main character) back to her marital home when they know she's in a difficult situation. The regret, sadness, and resignation were palpable.

On Hold: Memories and My Strange Hero.

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Yay for Ming Lan. Very slow paced, but I’m not complaining. The minister and his two wives, lol

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I feel so sorry for him sometimes. The scene where he had the three weeping women trying outdo themselves was funny. He looked so beleaguered. 😳

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It was hilarious. He had every right to be aggrieved after having a bad day at the office so to speak, and this is what he gets.

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Re. Fates and Furies OTP chemistry—what a delicious, slow burn. As I noted to @terumbukarang above, this week's episodes (17-20) were stellar. It's frustrating that Beanies don't even have a stand-alone casting announcement page we can hack.

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Children Of Nobody: ❤️❤️❤️ Eun-ho ;(
Sky Castle: 2 eps behind but I LOVE Hye-na! Ki-joon cringing and his “Gosh, someone please save me!” lol when his father is talking to Se-ri on the phone is the funniest scene I’ve seen so far.

Story Of Minglan: Why is Zhu Yilong not the lead man of this drama? Because I really dislike the adult lead character. And why is the drama focusing more on the old characters (terrible husbands/fathers and petty wives/concubines) than the younger ones. Story is about Minglan but she’s barely on the screen. Last but not least, why is the male lead character si boring?

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Bok-soo's Back: I've always been one to credit the writing over anything else - and sure, it's pretty solid here. But really, the main draw for me is that this show is a feast for the eyes, and I think I'll never go hungry as long as I'm watching it.

The Last Empress: How is Jang Nara going to come out of this alive??

Boyfriend: I've only seen a handful of episodes, since I watch it with my Mum, but it's pretty lovely. The soundtrack has been in my head FOR DAYS.

Mother: @cloggie was right, this should have been Thriller of the Year. I'm so sad I wasn't watching this while it aired, because it's just such a rich show and there's so much to say about it.

Shall We Live Together: I tried a few episodes of this earlier this week, but I somehow don't think it'll stick like Five Kids and Wolgyesu did. Wolgyesu had an all-star cast and one pairing that I absolutely adored, Five Kids broke the mould. Shall We Live Together isn't enough yet, really.

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Five Kids is the best!! 😃
Shall We Live Together is uneven... but I liked the doctor's couple... and Moonshik 🙂

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Hi @frabbycrabsis and thanks. I took your recommendation on your fan wall and recently watched the 2018 KBS Drama Special: FORGOTTEN SEASON. Fine performances all around.

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That's great! I'm so glad you liked it!

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I just discovered that the 10 episode 2018 KBS Drama Special is now available on Viki.

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Really? It's probably not available in my country, or I would have found it already!

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Shall We Live Together frustrated me so much. Lee Sang Woo and Moon Sik kept me going. But, I found the dad's acting so repetitive. Most of the time he had his eyes closed. It gets annoying when he is the main focus of the drama. I knew he won awards for this show. But I think dads in My father is strange and My golden life are way better compared to this one in terms of performance.

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When Mother aired Dramabeans was a little bit down and it was not recapped. At the end Saya arranged open threads to cover the last 7 episodes (more or less), but at the beginning we didn't have much. There was a recap of ep 1.
But anyway... you are watching it a year later, also in the winter, so you'll get the vibe. It is a wonderful amazingly beautiful drama, but also a thriller, yeah...
It is one of the best dramas out there, but heavy. You can't binge it... You need time for it.

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Finished :Dance Sports Girls
Watched:Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
C Movie:In the Heat of the Sun Coming of age story
K movie:Miss Baek
Watching: Russian drama Ancestral Lands Follows family of four children leading up to WW II. Birth Secret, Fauxcest, War,Lust, Greed, Pretty good
Watching: C drama The Story of Ming Lan
Behind on: Top Star Yoo Baek,Jeong Do Jeon

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Isn't Miss Baek stunning? 😍

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Our Mutual Friend is such a good series. Before I became obsessed with k-dramas I was obsessed with British movies and series. Our Mutual Friend was the first one I watched. If you haven't watched Little Dorrit you should try it soon.

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We really enjoyed Our Mutual Friend, it was the first time watching it.

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Top Star Yoo Baek: Ma-dol is going to break my heart. But I do like that our heroine is not confused.....so far. She does treat him like a brother. I loved the lunch scene and then going back a seeing it through the little boys eyes.

Memories of the Alhambra: I still like it. Yes, it is Jin-woo's story but I find him a compelling character and Hyun Bin is so good in this role. As for the game I'm just along for the ride.

Just Between Lovers: I've been gushing about this for the past week. It is so satisfying. I would kick myself for not watching sooner but I am loving being able to watch it now. These wonderful characters have kept me company all week and not only when the show is on.

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Your last sentence, it was what happened to me last year.

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It is going to be hard to let these characters go, especially our two leads.
I love that she has this core of steel and he of marshmallow, lol.

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I've watched it twice, too. I'll probably watch it again and again. Perfect story and characters.

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Top Star Yoo Baek: So funny! Sad for Yoo Baek, but I love oppa.

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I miss Clean with Passion for Now.. I miss Yoon Kyunsang. Can't believe I survived with only Alhambra and My Strange Hero this week.. Finished 12 Nights also.. Still can't make up my mind on how I feel about the ending. Dropped Encounter weeks ago and can't bring myself to finish Hundred Million Stars--I think I need courage to face it. Hahaha.

Craving for something to binge-watch this week: should I go for Thirty but Seventeen or My Ahjusshi?

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I haven't dared watch My Ahjussi yet, but I guess it depends on the mood you're in. My Ahjussi seems to be a rewarding but difficult watch. Thirty but Seventeen is poignant, but also funny and very sweet. Probably my next rewatch after I Am Not a Robot.

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I was just about to recommend Robot 🙂

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ohh. okay I'll take your (and Dorotka's) advice. Will probably watch TBS next. I didn't mention but I am actually re-watching INAR right now. I think I'm addicted to YSH and CSB together. I know it's funny but my shipping them irl is actually getting in the way of rooting for Boksu with Soojung. Hahahha but I'm still enjoying that drama..

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Ajusshi is great, but not sure it is a binge material...

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I binged Ahjussi, but I have to say it really isn't binge material.

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Encounter is still on my on-hold list, its just a bit boring for me right now and I already feel bad when I saw that her divorced hus and actually loved her. Also I can't with the moms 😰😱

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Ikr?! typical kdrama chaebol moms. I can't stand them. It actually held my attention for some time until that episode where PBG and SHK were in the beach. I think it was the same week with him publicly declaring his identity. Lol. Plus I noticed the excessive PPL. haha

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the moms in there get on my nerves, was supposed to relax hahaha.

anyway maybe if enough reviews say its good, I'll try and finish it.

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Haven't watched 30 but 17, but please do give My Ajusshi a try. It may be hard to watch at first but it's very satisfying 😊

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Recommended "My Mister" to several friends, and they said they couldn't believe they watched such a good drama. The story is lingering with them for a quite a while....

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Good thing they watched! I recommended it to a Korean drama fan but she said it's too heavy for her after watching one episode. It's sad that she's letting go of one of the best dramas of 2018.

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My Mister is my nomination for the best drama of 2018 so far--but I haven't watched all the 2018 fare yet. Still they'll have to go a long way to beat My Mister.

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I like both dramas and recommend you go by what mood you are in. 30 but 17 is a character-driven rom/com and MA is a character driven slice of life tinged with melo drama. I really enjoyed them both, but I honestly don't know if either is binge material.

Also, with MA, I loved the first few episodes but put it on hold for a week or so because I thought it might just be one long drama of this poor guy getting the shaft at work and at home and just beaten down every single episode. It's not. It is also not perfect though I love it. Some of the side stories weren't as moving for me as they were for some people. Just my opinion.

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@ally-le will start My Ajusshi this week and she is looking for watching partners. She is planning on watching it for a week (which is kind of binge-ish, but I don't know. Maybe she will need more time), anyway... You could join her (us, because I am tagging along), in her fan wall.... 🙄???
My Ajusshi is the ultimate perfect drama.
30 but 17 is also great, by the way...
But you decide...

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Sky Castle Gosh! I never expected Tutor Kim to sell her sob story so well. Neither did I expect Mr Jo to invite Mi Hyang to see Tutor Kim after that supposedly big reveal. So is this another set up by Tutor Kim or did Mr Jo really betray his boss? Can't blame the man at the rate the lady lashes out at him.

Jin Jin trying to coach Soo Han is a reminder why I can't coach my kids. The scene was hilarious. So was Prof Kang not being able to read Chinese characters. Nice one, Prof Cha!

Picked up Children of Nobody Dang! I need to binge this faster but I've been so busy. I want to get up to speed so that I can read all the fanwall posts and not be spoiled. Lee Yi Kyung is doing great as a lead in a non-comedy. Many actors tend to go overboard in their portrayal as a hardened detective or one that's too cool but I like Lee Yi Kyung's Ji Hyun.

Memories of Alhambra Dropped, reading recaps only because I just need to know if there's any sense to be made of the game. Read @fanwho translation of the writer on OT. Yeah, she does like to make her leads suffer. This kiss this week will be so epic -

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Every new wave of dramas I always find a thriller I'm addicted to. Last time was Save me and then The Guest and now Children of Nobody
Glad I gave it a second try and now I'm hooked!!! Added bonus that N is here 😍😍

Also started My Strange Hero, and I'm just in love with the songs and everything in this show plus YSH 😄

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Currently watching

Red Moon Blue Sun
My Strange Hero
Memories of the Alhambra
God's Quiz
Encounter

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I only have one show on my plate: THE BEST CHICKEN. It seems to be a light version of Wok of Love.

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Since I took the current cycle of dramas off I am getting primed for THE CROWNED CLOWN which airs episode 1 this Monday.
In preparation and on the recommendation of my pal @pakalanapikake this week I watched the film MASQUERADE (2012). Lee Byung-hyun is terrific playing both the king and his clownish substitute.
I also watched the film BLOOD RAIN (2005) a murder mystery set in 1808. Cha Seung-won gives a wonderful performance as an investigating officer.
I was pleased to run into a couple of character actors from my first kdrama HEALER: Choi Jong-won (H's Elder) and Jong Gyu-su (H's evil Secretary Oh).

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Children of nobody : ******SPOILER ALERT****** the show drifted us to suspecting eun ho numerous time, i did suspect him, but still, this week episode revealing him as the red cry shocked me. It so clever of the show because they could uncovered him with one subtle scene, no need grand stage with him holding a weapon killing his prey, just him reading those poetry to head director, and it hitted me right away that he is the culprit. And the way they staging the murder with carved body and mouth full of poetries make me respect them for creativity, detail and thrill they put into the story. Just wow for this show. 3 episode left, everyone know who is the culprit, and he already "caught" by the police, i wonder what else this show will offer us to fulfilling those 3 hours. This director-writer combo should make another project together because this drama just so good.

Sky castle : hye na such a conflicted character for me. She is sly and have ill intention, but at the same time it showing how strong and smart she is after what she has been through, and i love her for that. She may not likeable, but there are some good quality in her that can make her a great person if she can use it in the right way.

Memories of alhambra : i insist the writer must explain how come a battle in the game kill the player in real life if they lose. I need the theory because this show start to messing up with my brain.

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This week there isn't much to say that isn't already on my fan wall or in comments somewhere.

Memories of the Alhambra: 9/10 Episode 1 makes sense after this week explained it.

An Empress's Dignity / Last Empress: 8/10 OMG! A new 10-year-old connection as if we didn't have enough going on.

Children of Nobody: 7/10

God's Quiz 5: 6/10

My Strange Hero: 6/10 The language on the label may change, but the bottle remains the same. That yogurt drink is in my local supermarket (in U.S.) now, and it was in Taiwan when I was there over 40 years ago.

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Watched a lot drama & movie this week because of the holiday seasons. I dropped Top Star Yoo Baek: the story is too slow, and it still has a few episodes :(

Similar with @stroopwafel: The Empress Dignity is my guilty pleasure. It's the most hilarious drama I've watched this week. The supposed to be makjang drama with the palace politics turned to be a comedy most of the time, especially with Hyuk started to feel jealous with Wang-sik. The dialogues are so-so & too many bad characters around, but I'm looking forward to it every week.

Red Moon, Blue Sun: LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The latest episode is so chilling. Looking forward to the recap in DB. Kim Sun-ah is so great as Cha Woo-kyung. She's tender, calm, but fragile at the same time. Did Kim Sun-ah get an award for her role?

Boyfriend: Oh, Jin-hyuki is getting sweeter and sweeter. I love every single dialogue in this drama. We finally got a passionate quiz.

Alhambra: in addition to the Game as the villain, I guess Professor Cha is a real-life villain, as we know his real intention.

Sky Castle: Oh I love how this drama write the mothers' characters. They're so different each other, and every character symbolises typical Asian's mother.

Watched two new movies this week: "Unstoppable": oh Man, Ma Dong-seok is really a strong man! This drama is funny and thrilling. Then, tried to watch J-movie: "I Want to Eat Your Pancreas": the twist was unbelievable. It's OK for me, but my friend slept almost the whole show.

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Kim Sun-ah won the Top Excellence Award for an Actress in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama for Red Moon, Blue Sun.

Hum... a passionate quiz? Or kiss? :p

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