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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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My Healing Love: Hello, 2004, nice of you to visit! This show has always given me Lovers in Paris vibes, but I got an extra kick out of last weekend’s romantic scenes because they were a total rehash of Lovers in Paris. From the prickly investor, to the ambitious ex-wife forcing a reconciliation, to the formal dinner party which is just an excuse to dress up our leads and watch them be sweet… Not that I’m complaining, because that Moon River waltz is just ♥. Plus, kind Jin-yoo is the complete opposite of shouty Park Shin-yang. I’m sad that the show is ending tomorrow but even if the sweetness came at the last minute, it’s so fluffy that I think it’s worth the not-so-suffering of the past 76 episodes.

The Crowned Clown: I just finished episode 8 and OMG HE KILLED THE KING!!! (Says a me who knew of the death, but not the how.) When Yi Heon came back in a giant MOOD, all of his loyal men offered their neck up for the cutting because a crazy king is still a king and if he wants their lives, it’s their duty to give it up. But we can see in their eyes how badly they’re wishing that the clown was the real king instead. They may be willing to die for Yi Heon, but they’re willing to live for Ha Sun, which is a much higher level of devotion. I thought this is what would break Yi Heon, the realization that his men were loyal to the nation and not him as a person. I expected him to die from loneliness or overdose or something. So it pained me so much that he kept spiraling out of control and demanding more blood instead. When Secretary Lee offered the drink, I understood. I shed tears for him who had to make this decision and live with it. I shed tears for the irredeemable king. I shed tears for the nation that suffered while waiting for Yi Heon to come to his senses.

The Light in Your Eyes: This show lost a bit of its shine for me this week. I thought Light would be a self-discovery drama featuring Hye-ja’s crazy but loving family, but the show spends so much time on a hodgepodge of stuff that don’t seem to have a point or resolution. (See: Dad’s extended aloofness towards his daughter or the Chanel granny scenes or the extended young-Hye-ja dream.) I feel like there’s a message in there, because why else spend so much screen time on those issues? But then they breeze through the resolution as if it didn’t matter that much after all. Like Dad suddenly eating the anchovies without explanation, or Chanel granny becoming besties with Hye-ja after a video-bonding that mostly happened off-camera. It makes you wonder if there was actually a message or you were just imagining things. The show is so thoughtful with the tiny details that it’s hard to believe that there’s no big picture after all. Maybe it really is just a show about Hye-ja nosing around and helping people however she wants because no one can scold her now–which I still like, just don’t give me Expectations again, Show.

 

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Coffee Friends: Sohn Ho-joon is just so super cute. I love how he’s always chattering to Yoo Yeon-seok in saturi, keeping his spirits up and lightening the mood. I’m so impressed with how good Sohn Ho-joon is at speaking in dialects as well. He’s a Jeolla province native, but he speaks to Yoo in Gyeongsang saturi so naturally – which is where Yoo Yeon-seok is from. Brings back fond memories of Answer Me 1994. I wish this show would just go on forever, but it’s sadly ending soon. 🙁

What’s Wrong Mr. Poong-sang: I thought this was ending this week so I checked in. Alas, the angst and frustration is just never-ending. I’m glad that Poong-sang and his wife at least made amends. But the lesson of the story still continues to be, just tell everyone the truth! If y’all knew everything from the start, y’all would be less upset about it all! Sigh. The only saving moments were Chil-bok’s scenes. It was so refreshing to see him yelling at Jin-sang to get his act together. At least Jin-sang will listen to his friend if no one else.

 
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Spring Turns to Spring: 10/10. Series overall is "only" an 8.5 or 9, but this week they get bonus points for... [spoiler in comments].

Legal High: 8.5/10 Silly, annoying, ridiculous. It grows on you. Like a rash.

Crowned Clown: 7.5/10 Out of the mid-season slump and things are finally happening.

Romance Is A Bonus Book: 6/10 Nothing is happening.

Haechi: 7.5/10

Touch Your Heart / Reach of Sincerity: 8.5/10 I don't squee like some Beanies, but I still enjoy it.

Trap: 7/10 Could have been a 9 or 10, but the baddies are too hard to believe and the story has too many twists. If I liked it more I would re-watch and check for pre-twist plot holes. How did the wife's body get where they found it? Did they check for blood spatter where the dead hunter was found?

A Million: 2/10 (movie). Rabbit-watching makes everything funnier and harder to drop than normal viewing. Also often worse.

Let Us Meet: 5/10 (1-hour drama special)

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Spring spoiler: they actually had one of the leads break out of a mental hospital (the kind that imprisons inconvenient sane people) by pretending to be a ZOMBIE AND BITING SOMEONE ! ! ! LOL. For that I'll even put up with the two stooges and some Quiznos PPL.

They also had a nice Goblin send-up.

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It gets ridiculous at times but funny as well. Only Bo Mi, Bom, and Bom's family.

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That really was so funny - especially the Goblin reference. I like the show but am tired of how selfish Bo-Mi has stayed and I want to see her change and think a little more of others.
But these two actresses are really nailing it with their acting between character/bodies.
Agree with the Rabbit watch. There is no other way to watch a show such as A Million. Or die in the desert in a group.

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I saw Goblin and now I want to watch...

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Yeah, Let Us Meet was pretty sub-par. Tonally all over the place, with too much plot for one hour - I only watched for Son Ho-joon! 😂

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love the description for legal high 😂😂😂
totally reminded me I have to go back and catch up on that show

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The Light in Your Eyes:
6 episodes in and I love it! It really feels like we’re just peeking into the lives of the various characters as well as their relationships with each other, whether it be family, friends or even acquaintances. There’s a realistic depiction of the prejudices against the elderly from so many angles that it is scarily accurate of the way society is treating them. The dramatic aspect of the show has me fired up in anticipation for its second half: I don’t think it was just a simple dream since female lead prevented male lead from hitting himself and the watch itself just reappeared. Who is that old man?

Reach of Sincerity:
There’s no denying it’s really cute and all watching the main couple develop, but in terms of originality this show flops big time. I mean, this whole workshop thingy with all those hidden couple moments and a first kiss: didn’t we just see this in Secretary Kim, ironically also at episode 8 at the same time-slot on tvN’s Wed-Thurs schedule less than a year ago? The preview isn’t really promising: if we’re getting the same-old ‘rich guy who abuses power’ villain arc, I think I’ll show the drama its way to the fast-forward button. Even if Lee Dong Wook has better kisses.

The Crowned Clown:
The Queen Dowager is definitely the most interesting among all the villains with her character believing that the end justifies the means just like Lee Kyu. I think it was a waste not billing her as the main antagonist against the King: I can already imagine a story whereby Ha Sun wins her over to his side, she realises the folly of her ways and works together with him to bring down her own son Jinpyung who in this alternate plot became consumed with greed going after the throne as a result of his mother’s revenge. But instead we got Shin Chin Soo, an archetype of a mediocre villain. Sigh.

Spring Must Be Coming:
Catching up with the past 5 episodes, I realised this drama likes to introduce new characters week after week, giving me loads of whiplash: we had that nun and her antics with the CIA after the wedding that didn’t happen, followed by the two mothers of both female leads and now Bom Il’s random ex-girlfriend. I also have another bugbear in that the body switch is being discovered by characters due to mere coincidence, though the cliffhanger this week is fine. With three weeks left to air, the climax is approaching fast and it looks like the show will have trouble resolving all the arcs.

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I kept questioning why Queen Dowager wanted to kill the King, and episode 14 gave me the answer.. Well, the answer has been there all along, I just didn't realise it. I didn't blame her though.. and how the palace politics actually works....

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She's quite greedy and wants the throne for herself, so she can rule behind the curtain while a young king sits on the throne. Don't think she's someone who can be won over like that.

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Her son was the rightful heir to the throne and she would have been the queen regent. She wasn't coveting anything that wasn't rightfully hers to begin with.

The problem was the late king's decision to put Yi Heon on the throne "until" Yul is of age.
Once someone taste power it's very hard to give it up. He made Yi Heon king and then expect him to step down willingly? That wasn't going to happen.

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@radlily, I like your scenario with Daebi as the Big Bad, with Lord Shin's scheming to appoint his niece as Yi Heon's concubine so he can eventually have a little nephew on the throne and under his thumb is a nice touch. I don't think Prince Jinpyung is Daebi's son. If anything, he's the Late King's cousin or nephew (son of LK's brother).

@kiara,

“Possession is nine-tenths of the law.” You're absolutely right. There's no way Yi Heon was going to give up that throne.

Thank you for pointing out the true cause of this royal fiasco: the Late King himself, who appointed Yi Heon as what amounted to "temporary Seja." On the face of it, he was a placeholder until Prince Yul came of age. Maybe he was supposed to be a decoy himself (in a foreshadowing of Ha Sun's impersonation) to run interference for the younger, full-blooded prince. At one point, Chief Royal Secretary Lee lamented having brought Lord Shin to court as a hunting dog, only to have him slip the leash, run amok, and amass his own power.

Rather than risk spoiling with a discussion of CROWNED CLOWN court politics in What We're Watching, I'll continue this comment in the ep. 13 recap thread. ;-)

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It's only the beginning of the year and I keep dropping many dramas. Item dropped.

I will pick up Manpuku again.

The Crowned Clown: I don't look forward to the final. Because of someone's death in ep 15, I don't care about Ha Seon's future.

Liver or Die: Like @tccolb for some reason, I thought it would end this week. Putting the siblings and Poong Sang's conflict aside, I like Chil Bok's scenes this week. Like his mother says, he's a good catch (when his pants don't rip). He's one of the rare likable character in this show.

Radiant: I like that Hye Ja met other elder and understood how it feels to age. Personally, I hate it when people take advantage of older people. So the center people are the worst human beings for me.

Romance is a Bonus Book: I like Hae Rin. I dislike Seo Joon. So a romance between them doesn't excite much.

Spring Turns To Spring: I didn't expect the "accidental fall in stairs" during the fight. Again, it's putting clichés but I quite like it when it comes to the affair.

Touch Your Heart: Until now, I was only invested in Yeon Seo and her antics and found the lawyer not as compelling as her. But this week, I was totally in ! Him going in his own pace was charming.

Trap: In an early episode, a police officer talked about the possibility of the anchor planning everything. I thought that would be crazy and interesting but the drama wouldn't go that way. I'm biting my nails because of the plot twist. Can't wait for the final episode.

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I had even less drama-watching time than usual... and needed some good laughs... thus I spent my available free time in a good company of three ladies...

...earnest intern Seo Eun Soo 😊
...shady but hilarious prosecutor Honey Lee 😈... stress... 😆
...sweet and tipsy pinky pinky secretary Yoo Inna ❤😁

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(That heart was supposed to be pink! Naturally 😉🙂)

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Currently Airing

REACH OF SINCERITY: I loved the fluff for a while, but it’s just too much for me. Bring on the stalker storyline! I’m so here for a genre change to thriller, though that probably won’t happen… 😢 (ep. 7)

Finished Airing

LOOKOUT: It’s been a while since I’ve watched any of this drama, but this episode seemed kind of slow. Not to mention that a lot of the subtitles just didn’t make sense. Might be too frustrating for me to watch consecutively. (ep. 21-22)

MY STRANGE HERO: After finishing THIRTY BUT SEVENTEEN, I immediately wanted to watch something with the same vibe. Much as I thought I would love this drama, it just doesn’t seem to be clicking with me. But there have been plenty of other dramas that I ended up loving after giving them a few (or several) episodes. (ep. 3-4)

Completed Dramas

THIRTY BUT SEVENTEEN: This was such a warm and healing drama. Though a few plot points didn’t make sense (and a few revelations extended too long), I felt incredibly satisfied with the finale. I honestly wish this drama wasn’t cut short. These characters were so amazing and how they became a family really touched me. Very much recommended! *four out of five stars* (ep. 26-32)

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You need to find better subtitles for Lookout. I thought it was fast paced and addictive. My Strange Hero has a great female lead if you give her a few more episodes.

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I wish other subtitles were available. There aren't any other legal places to find them. I'll finish it, I just wont' be able to binge the rest of the episodes I was hoping to.

I'll give MY STRANGE HERO another shot then! It does seem quite charming.

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Regarding Reach of Sincerity, looks like we'll get something like that very soon! :)

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Yes! 🙌

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@nightmoon Don’t drop My Strange Hero! I like it much better than 30 but 17.

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I'll try to give it another shot then. It definitely seems like my kind of show, so hopefully it's just one that takes a while to get into.

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Try to watch LOOKOUT in Netflix it is now available there..

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Rewatching old time favourite - Empress Ki

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It has been in my watch list for a while now. I think I will this time :)

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I'm trying to get up the courage since sageuk + many episodes. I need to watch it for JCW.

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It is a popcorn drama (in the good sense). Don't worry, no courage needed except for the last two episodes, which I recommend skipping. I never noticed the length; it is that addictive. :-)

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Empress Ki was worthwhile, even though it’s very long.

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I actually started watching this again of late because I've been dropping a lot of dramas.

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I know how you feel

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I'm emptyyyyy..TLE ended last week. And I miss it all, especially RH 😅

Trap: I was played! I was not expecting the twist in ep 5-6. He was odd but it was still a terrifying surprise when they showed how he planned it all. I mean, I was sad for him for his loss and trauma. And bam! He was the one who did everything, by himself. The good guys are not as smart as I thought they would be, why did they meet up with a potential psychopath alone with no back up plan (facepalm). I wonder how it will end. Only 1 episode left and the good guys are not in good condition.

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I'm fastforwarding through You Who Came From the Stars.

I'm currently at ep 15 or 16. I'm not feeling much emotion while watching. I do look forward to see what will happen to JaeKyung. Dude is evil. And he is not discreet at all. I think he makes it easy for them to capture him, he does leave a lot of evidences around, I wonder why are they dilly dallying esp Song Yi and alien KSH (i forgot his name). Just group together and bring all the evidence to the police, I think that's the thing JK least expects them to do. Haha

Well. I might change my thoughts when I finish all eps. Maybe. 🤣

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They are dilly dallying because they needed to fill 22 episodes instead of 16.

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Alas, the downfall of so many dramas!

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Unnatural (JP) just started today while doing my laundry. Not a fan of medical drama, but the doctors here deal with cadavers, so there's not much moral dilemma or hospital power play. So far i really enjoy this show. Sometimes I need to paused because the characters speak to fast. It's not a show to be watched while ironing your shirt.
Touch Your Heart there's someone on YouTube saying that watching this show make her/him screaming like a dying dolphin. That's the most apt depiction of how I feel about this drama.
Item Man, you created a character of a traumatized kid then you just kill her off without giving her a chance to heal. Kang Goon-Kang Dain uncle-niece relationship is the best thing about this drama. What are you doing show runner?
Biscuit Teacher Star Candy the only reason why I started this drama is because I miss Gong yoo.

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I think they'll revive her in the end, in the Room of Wishes. She comes back to life, but different. A horror twist.

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If the PD is really planning to make her a zombie or something like that then dead is better for her.

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I think you're right - but when she's revived she'll be the same. This drama is horror anyway, but probably it'll have an not-horror but happy ending.

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Unnatural: Adding the fact that the main actress usually speaks fast, it's a good way to improve your subs reading skills 😅

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Without multitasking and good-enough subs reading skill I won't be able to watch more than two dramas in a week 😄

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Touch Your Heart: totally saccharin for me. Tried and tried but no, no, too much fluffy cotton candy.
Item: Not only did they kill the little girl, they killed the show. Unless it's a fake death...

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But we're going to have a funeral next week...

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But we're going to have a fake funeral next week...
Maybe if there's a huge fan outcry the writers will write a fake death. The theory that her spirit is in the item room and she'll be brought back is the most likely scenario.

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*fingers crossed*

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Touch Your Heart
I wish they would tone down on the pink lipstick and thin Lee Dong Wook's hair, or part it, or shave the bangs off, like those Manchus in the Chinese serials I watched. I miss his forehead so much. But he kisses beautifully.

The Light in Your Eyes
Was it a dream? I was so disappointed when the van appeared and NJH's still there, behind the wheel. What's this drama about? Broken dreams and hard reality?

Item
Water, water everywhere
And all he did was grin.

Guess who I'm talking about.

This is such a badly directed drama, with so many loopholes. It's getting so draggy, and I don't feel tense or excited watching it, not like I was watching Memories of the Allhambra. I'm watching it for Joo Ji hoon only. He's so gorgeous to look at, and I feel so sorry for him that he is in this drama. The lead actress can't act, and has two stock expressions, and switches between them constantly 1. Surprise.
2. Sadness. The other girl is way better. Can we have her take over, please? Like they find an item and switch bodies, or something. Please. It's painful to watch the lead actress struggling in each scene. Is there a romance? It'd be better if there is. But it's been weeks, and there are no love vibes at all.

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God, no with Manchu's hair... I never watch cdrama set in Qing dynasty era for this reason alone.

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Watching The Crowned Clown with a permanent scroll on my face. I don’t agree with the ‘good’ side and I think the ‘bad’ side are actually in the right!

Touch your Heart is sugar filled to the brim and I am LOVING it! YIN is cuuuteee but the recent episodes has all been about LDW for me! Those smiles kill me!!!

Watching my 3rd Chinese drama to date When We Were Young and I am a FAN! Endearing and cute like A Love So Beautiful (my 2nd Chinese Drama) I have been devouring it every chance I get!

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Scrowl***

The edit button needs to happen!!!

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A Love So Beautiful is a remake of Playful Kiss, I believe. It was such a hit. I watched a bit and stopped. I can never finish my Chinese dramas and tend to drop them halfway.

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Was in Playful kiss? I tried it and stopped within 5 minutes. Give When We Were Young a go! It is a good start to the Cdramas :)

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I will, thanks. I went to look it up because of your post. Oh, so did you watch A Love So Beautiful? I watched the first episode and felt that it was so similar to the Korean and Japanese versions, which I've watched. But the Chinese version was such a hit and traced their lives to adulthood and work, which the Korean and Japanese versions never did, except for a special edition of Playful Kiss released on Youtube, where the guy becomes a doctor and she becomes a nurse because she wanted to be with him.

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ISWAK 2 : they kiss again (taiwan version) continue the story after they get married until what was the manga story is stop (it was unfinished manga), where Kotoko got news that she would go blind.

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I watched a Love So Beautiful and really wouldn't say that it was another version of Playful Kiss. The male lead is really quite different as the story moves along. I really loved A Love So Beautiful, but didn't really care for Playful Kiss.

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Kotoko goes blind????? Whattttt?????? Omgggg

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I wouldn't be surprised if the kdrama industry do a Love So Beautiful remake in the next few years. I'm not sure if they would be able to capture the feel of it unless they get the Answer Me series people to make it.

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A love so beautiful was so slow in the beginning, the progress is also very slow, but the story is good and I do love it

And it's actually from the novel with the same title, so it's not a remake from Itazura na Kiss (if we're going to talk about the very original). You can read the novel too (it has english translation). Better in my opinion

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When We Were Young is such a cute and sweet drama. I love the 5 kids but LiYu is my favorite among them. <3

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Master Li is adorable and dimples! 😁

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He is! And yep, those dimples. ^^ Hou MingHao is so pretty though. <3

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So I should try When We Were Young again?

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Give it another try if you are into slife of life and youth drama. It sometimes gave me Reply series feels, the friendship and relationship between the young and adult chars. It’s ending is realistic as well.

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That's really the problem. I have a hard time with youth if it's high school, just too young for me. With the exception of Liu Hao Ran in With You.

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I am watching this right now and I like it, too. It is sweet and no one is a "bad guy" which I always enjoy.

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Is when we were young good? I was planning to watch it but I hate watching Chinese drama when it's not ended. I like to binge-watch them

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Binge watching is the best. Especially when you can watch the last episode first so you already know whether or not it's a happy ending.

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That's true! When I'm so invested in the characters and they end up not having a happy ending (that's what happens to me when I watch Princess Agents. Damn that ending D:)

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It's good to see more Beanies watching When We Were Young ! I don't know if I imagined it or not, I think there was a season 2 announced. But I'm not sure.

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That would be awesome!

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Yay for watching WWWY 2018! An endearing show that made my heart so full when it ended. ♥️

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I am loving it!

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Spring must be Spring This show is so funny.
A sunset in my hometown I loved this movie, even though it could be edited a lot in the final half an hour but still it was good and heart warming.
Touch your heart: This should be shown in acting schools on how to be cute and never cringe. Yoo in na is a goddess of (cute?) acting.
Legal High Jin Goo must have had a lot of fun with this role. The show really grows on you.

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I enjoyed Sunset in My Hometown.

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Trap: Mind. Blown.
One of the best (or probably the best) twist I've seen in a dark k-drama. Not even my wildest imagination could come up with that kind of revelation.

Haechi: I never expected myself to get drawn into all this political maneuvering. That last revelation was elegantly done.

Touch Your Heart: Can they get any cuter and sweeter than this?

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Romance Is A Bonus Book: Episode10, the cat made a debut on tv drama! oh LNY, life is pretty much good for you, yeah? going work to LJS, and going home to WB. you must be did a darn pretty good thing in your previous life...
Avengers Social Club: Enjoyable, light and warm hearthed. love the kids.
Unubore Deka: old jdrama, recommended by friend. lots, lots, and lots of japanese goofiness.
scarlet heart : goryeo tv rerun. I always knew that Wang Wook has the best chemistry with Hae Soo, and I shipped for them since day one. but now, re-watching it again after sometime, how I realize Wang Wook is all sweet talk, no action. When everything is good, is easy to promise million thing. but when everything gone bad, that man did nothing except putting miserable face (really?). and I can stand wang so whining over that stupid scar any longer. Hae soo is better off by herself. she will survive without all dramas surrounding all that man.

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The dance scenes in Unubore Deka never fail to crack me up! 😂

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i feel so bad for bartender guy to put up with that group..lol..he's the smartest of all...

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Glad u liked Avengers Social club. it is like mine all time fav k drama.
The kids did fantastic job in terms of acting . I wish to see Jun and Kim Bo ra together in another drama.

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So sad "Coffee Friends" will be ending soon! All the casts have been grown on me.... Perfectionist Chef Yoo (but can be mentally broken down sometimes when the orders are filling up), very chic and neat Hall Manager Choi, the reserved and talented Barista Son (and later he gained the name Son Tak Gu), and the diligent, hard-working, and the punctual Se-Jong. Last but not least, everyone's favourite part-timer Joo Jae-yoon. Looks like everybody's tearing up when he's back by the end of Episode 8. I hope the cafe will be there forever, and they're opening the whole year! I'll make sure to visit if it is... :)

"Romance is A Bonus Book": i know this show is pretty slow. But I love it! Sometimes I just need a show like this!

"Trap": Oh, CRAP!!! I paused several times just to get myself controlled. This is a crazy show! Too many bad people!

"Crowned Clown" Ep 14: I can't really blame Queen Dowanger for wanting to kill the King. Her reason is justified to me....

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RBB is warm syrup on a cruncy toast!

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Fortuneteller Ataru: I started out dumbstruck and enamoured by this, thinking it was so creative and unique, but it's turned somewhat formulaic now. Still, I'm enjoying myself - Sugisaki Hana is a national treasure, and she's SO GREAT in this role! 😲

Year 3, Class A: This is actually holding up way better than I'd expected it to. I thought, how much plot can you actually make when all the characters are stuck together in a room 24/7, but it's still consistently turning out twists. Still, it isn't dark like I was led into thinking it to be, and that's a real shame - Masaki Suda would've made an awesome scary anti-hero. 😏

Romance is a Bonus Book: Eh, my opinion hasn't really changed. I do really want to bring attention to the fact that I don't like Ji Seo-joon; I find him needlessly invasive. 😑

Fated to Love You: Rewatch! Now that's it's on Netflix I can experience the happy fuzzies, shock and devastation, and eventually disappointment all over again. Lucky me! ❤

The rest of this post is dedicated to Swing Kids! I watched this last Sunday, and I've spent the rest of the week thinking about it. Remember when Park Hye-soo turned down Age of Youth 2 because she was busy filming this movie? I get why now. I am madly, passionately, hopelessly in love with this film. I think I'm obsessed - I've watch every dance scene about a billion times. As soon as this comes out on DVD, I'm buying it. It struck the perfect balance (for me, at least, since most of the bad reviews I read afterwards mentioned tonal problems) between upbeat, bright scenes and absolutely devastating ones. I just can't do Swing Kids justice with words! 😍

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RIABB this show should have not had a second male lead. they should kill DY and SJ romance right after that restaurant scene and continue their relationship as regular friend. sml trope is getting old with the same typical character, charming, nice, rich,self-sacrifice, always smiling (wth!) but apparently with no luck to get girls (who does that ?). kdrama should learn from Fight My Way. yes people, there is something called a jerk second male lead. and they are more fun to watch compare to all smls in kdrama combined.

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OMG! Sugisaki Hana was amazing in "Her Love Boils Bathwater".

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I've been meaning to watch that!

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@frabbycrabsis Do track it down - Our house loved it to bits.

It's the type of story that J does so well at the moment: a small, simple production but a compelling idea beautifully told.

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Sensei Kunshu

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This week the idiot did type with my name. heh. Thankfully no emoticons.
Kdrama romance and Japanese Shoujo = low quality media.

Hamabe Minami is fun and keeping it exciting but this one is very generic shoujo romance of a high school girl.

I'm forced to give this 6 out of 10.
Trailers looked good but movie is a disappointment.
Never ever expect much from a shoujo romance.

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Chinese - The Golden Eyes
6/10.
Good theme. Good concept. bad execution.
bad direction. meh music. meh acting. average storyline. annoying characters.
Chinese female police heroines are always annoying and full of hot air. judgemental and arrogant.

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its good to see that many are watching Poong-Sang and the show has hit new highs this week in ratings. The feels are real.
The anger and frustration is real.
You just don't wake up one day and start to do everything right. Change is quite difficult. You try and fall. You try again.
But your desires take over you. Writer has repeatedly shown us some of that. Siblings aren't bad but their redemption is one harsh path that they need to walk.

Poong-Sang with wife = one emotional and good week.
2 more weeks to go.

@frabbycrabsis i said the same for ataru 2 weeks ago. same old story. new character popping up and changing lives of people. blah blah blah.
1 page no kai - waiting for subs
Kekkon - subs done.
Papa Katsu - who has the guts to watch it?
perfect crime - ahem those scenes.

Legal High - still a timepass.

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Hajimete - 8 out of 10. top love.
3 nen a gumi - average.
ashita no yakusoku - has all subs. wow. MAO INOUE

Back Street Girls - @john and others this is what we call
material that raises your eyebrows.

bable - still good timepass.

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It's still entertaining, though. 🤷‍♀️

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Crowned clown : the truth is yeo jin goo’s acting save this drama. Give this man his award already. The scene where he tried shin ci soo was once again proved that he is born for acting. It was gold. He was living up his character. A clown who playing a king. Convincing enough so people believed he is the king, but still, from his eyes, you know it ha seon in there. Never lose himself. His acting is deep.

Haechi : i find the politics still kinda boring, but i love how smart is prince yeoning. He made his rivals compete each other instead fight them one by one. But im worry this one will be too draggy, it has 20 episode, and it only six episodes aired but i feel like we already at half of the battle.

Light in your eyes : yoy for son ho jun! He such a show stealer with his comedic acting.

Liver or die : i know where hwa sang came from, but seriously, this girl just so pathetic with her inferiority complex toward her sister. Everytime she asked someone to understand her and love her as she is, i really want to smack her mouth. How could someone loves you just the way you are when you hate yourself because it is yourself? It happened to with his brother jinsang, the words “this is me, there is nothing i can do about it” not speaking any truth at all about being himself, but he just making an excuse to not to be the best of himself.

Romance is a bonus book : i love song hae rin much more than the FL. Yay for her with ji seo joon.

Trap : at first i thought because lee seo jin do not have child yet, made his acting kinda bland for role as a father who lost his child. He seemed not to emotional about his “tragedy”. He is calm and logical given the situation. I was excused myself by saying he was a special trained soldier, and i love the fact he is calm and logical, because sometimes being too emotional just ruined everything (*cough* the profiler). But man, i didnt see that twist coming and it explained everything. Maybe because his wife cheated on him, and that kid was her son with another man that made him killed them. Im curious tho how he controlled the that ceo and other people into his game.

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To me, Yeo Jin-Goo is the best thing in all of the dramas he is in. His screen presence is amazing but I think he is terrible at choosing projects.

Compare that to Bae Doo-Na. Her projects are always powerful with stunning ensembles. She appears happy to pick projects where she is not the only standout and gives up solo star status for overall outcome.

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After the lacklustre ending of TLE I've been in a slump and still can't manage to drag myself back up. This is so frustating coz I really need some relief from hectic boring pressing day to day life.

I tried The Crowned Clown but couldn't even finish epi. 1. I don't know but the acting, screenplay and production are not up to what I expected from sageuk. Maybe it's just me.

The only part I could keep myself fixed to sceeen was Janghyuk's few minutes special appearance. The clown trope performance feels lacking, the king's court and other scenes don't feel as grandeur and not dramatic enough.

I wonder if I should try RoS but the romcom space in my heart is still fullly occupied by CWPFN . I dont know when I can give a space for other romcom yet. Certainly not so soon.

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Kshow I'm watching:

*Romance is a Bonus Book: I like it, but I thought I would love it..
*Trap: Arrgghh..I knew I should have stuck with my suspicion after ep2, but ep 3-4 tricked me into different theories, and ep5-6 made me on the fence to which theories I should jump into! and oh, I won't watch the final episode before recap for ep5-6 came up in DB :)
*The Legendary Witch: I didn't watch it during it was aired in 2014, so couple weeks ago I started this, as something I watch during weekday morning (fixing my breakfast) and evening (applying my skincare), Ha Suk Jin is in it, and I love it! :) It was a bit draggy during the girl denied her feeling for the ML, but we can always ff that terrible part hehe..2 last episode to go for this Monday. Seems I'm in need of another 40ish ep drama :)
*Coffee Friends: I've always liked Choi Ji Woo, she's like my girl crush, love her style, but her variety persona is something that turned me into a fan (see Grandpas Over Flower), and this latest show even made me giggled over the realisation of how cute SHJ, YYS, and YSJ in a variety. Season 2, anyone?

Jdrama:
*Seisei Suruhodo, Aishiteru: It's a romance in a jewelry industry, so that's the premise that has attracted me to start watching this. Seems Emi Takei is the female lead, and while I never warmed up to her as an actress, but after watching the 1st ep It has an ensemble story that I might like, so I decided to continue watching it.

Came across promotion from an Australian TV channel that will air MJ's Neverland, if it's true I might catching it, quite curious on what's in it that had made the headline.

oh, I read that the birthday handsome Ahjusshi Lee Sun Kyun is in talk to headline a JtBC's drama with Jung Ryeo Won, really looking forward to it! :)

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Oh thank you for mentioning that today is our beloved ahjussi’s birthday😍❤️🎉

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Reach of Sincerity: Despite the daily bludgeoning grind, apparently there is still a clear and immaculate super-pure area of my heart to allow this drama to shooooooong💫 all its sincerity to revive it. It has been a while that I follow this routine:
1) Watch TVN YT preview clips without subs
2) Watch subbed episodes
3) Post embarrassing squee on DB fanwall
4) Rewatch clips with breakfast
5) Rewatch clips with lunch
6) Rewatch episodes with Viki comments
7) TGIF so I can make GIFS

Feeling happy watching two people with all the goodness in the world falling in love is the kind of drama happiness I live for, even without behaving like an elegant actress. 💗🍷💗

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Pinku pinku! 💞

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Lots of special 💗💗💗 for PD Park and the show's sound editor.....from Mozart Requiem dies irae to Beethoven Romance, and all the perfectly timed sound effects. Now I have that ambulance sound whenever my mind is on high alert!

Favorite moment: YS drunk dialing JR leaning on giant white teddy bear triggering "I luv u" recorded clip 🤣

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I'm looking forward to your gifs coz as we all know Noona's gifs are the best!

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With almost 40 comments so far and no one has mentioned The Fiery Priest so I thought I'd bring it into the conversation. The show is really entertaining and so far I'm loving it. Both the main leads can hold their own with comedy, but the male lead is also able to bring along his tragedy in a way that makes it seem acceptable for him to hold hands with corruption long enough to bite that hand. It's a fun show and one I look forward to each week.

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He was hurt on set so filming has been delayed. I'm going to start watching again after that tragic event passes.

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Oh my, I didn't know that so searched for a news story and was happy to see it was not a major injury but that he would be wearing a cast and was insisting to continue filming. That is unfortunate that there was an injury. Now that you mention it though, that drama does have a lot of physical action coming from him. I had been wondering how much of that was him and how much a stunt person. Looks like he might do his own action scenes.

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Ooops, ignore that last post as I see Kim Nan Gil was injured again and hospitalized this time. :-( I hope the writers work out a way to make Nan Gil's action scenes less dangerous. No actor should be constantly vulnerable to injury like that.

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Tv-shows:

Traveler:

Still waiting for Lee Je Hoon to appear but it's fun to watch Ryu Jun Yeol to be a human like everybody else - when you don't learn the language of a country you are traveling to don't expect everyone talking english, to fall for red Lada (my oncle had one but white one, it was such comfortable car, pitty it finished in scrapyard), to bargain but don't have any pleasure in it, to eat some food sitting on a street while waiting and when a piece fell on it, eat it from the ground and clean your hands in your pants, charming driver proud of his old car with knew korean motor, obsession with sunrise and sunset, being disturbed by cock's singing in countryside, etc. Just I can't figure out why he went to Viñales...?

Coffee Friends:

Finally they have someone who is organised and could multitask, talking about Nam Joo Hyuk and some highschool girls giggling when seeing so much handsomeness all together. It's ending and they've learned a lot, not all the tangerines are gone, but it was a lovely place to hang around. By the way, what's the difference between tangerines and clementines? (I'm eating one lovely organic clementine from Italy with so many seeds and odour right now, that I have to go to get 90% alcohol to make some parfum from it.)

Dramas:

Splish Splash Love:

Actually Do Joon is quite a good actor. I don't get why Kim Seul Gi doesn't get much more offers. She is such a lovely actress, long time ballet dancer, but not a Korean beauty for Koreans, so maybe that's why.

The Light in Your Eyes:

Oh, I can't because of these 25 years old kids behaving like 15 years old. Parents are very supportive but there's a limit and your children are enough old to know your financial struggle. HyeJa starts to grow thanks to her old lady experience, maybe she will become an investigative journalist and find out about that ghost basement in the centre. Chanel lady needed some melancholy and refresh her memories to stay human and who wouldn't love Prague. Even Beauty Inside was filmed in there...

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All I know is that clementines and tangerines are both of the mandarin family.

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@thatstp, @kerouregan BC,

You got me curious about the clementine, a fruit I first encountered when studying in Germany in 1978. They were imported from South Africa, IIRC. I love them, but never thought to look them up. And now I know how they got their name.

It's interesting that they are a natural spontaneous hybrid that developed in Algeria. Perhaps that explains why I have seen ones from Morocco here in the NYC area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clementine

https://www.thedailymeal.com/cook/tangerines-clementines-and-mandarins-whats-difference

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Touch Your Heart is my happy pill. This show has truly touched my heart (yup pun intended). My love for Yoo In Na knows no bound but I’m surprised I’m falling for Lee Dong-Wook. I’ve watched him in other dramas like Goblin and Life but he didn’t have any effect on me until now. Like what Oh Jin Shim eloquently put while drunk: you have taken a spot in my heart. In my heart that is clean, clear and pure, you came and made a place for yourself 😍😍

I need help, beanies!

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I am too far gone to help you, @suriyana-shah, and
I am keeping all the pinku pinku in that (previously unknown) pure part of my heart and it is staying there for as long as the drama lets me!!!!! 😭😭😭

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Someone, please help Kimbap noona and me! Any cure or remedy to get us out of this pinku pinku spell? Hopefully no sacrifice is required 🙏🏼

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If you haven't already watch Roommate. That is where I fell in love with Lee Dong Wook.

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You are just as bad as @kimbapnoona! I’m trying to find a cure, not dug myself into a bigger Lee Dong Wook hole! 🤣🤣

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Haechi: Still loving this. Honestly, it's been a while since I've seen a drama that doesn't drag, is exciting every episode. I loved how yi geum manipulated(?) the noron in the latest episode. As for the romance, I don't mind that it's there, and I'll even enjoy it, so long as it's well done like in yi san. Just don't kill any of our scooby gang at the end please, I'm a wimp and can't handle sad(sad-ish? since yi geum does become king...) endings.
Put a hold on Romance is a bonus book because I don't have time for more than one drama...

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I still need to catch up on The Crowned Clown and Reach of Sincerity because I’ve spiralled down a hopeless case of overnight binge-watching of OJAKGYO BROTHERS.

And since Lent is around the corner it’s a good time to put drama-watching on hold... after I’m done with Ojakgyo Brod that is.

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Have you finished Ojakgyo Brothers? It was my first weekend family drama and I loved it.

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Okay, didn't read the last part. I should have asked where are you at with OB?

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Ep. 37 😄

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Oh! That's the part where our lovebirds are so adorable!

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I wish I could find Ojakgyo Bros.....its been on my watch list forever!

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Have you tried YouTube?

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@beantown,
You might try hear at OnDemandKorea:
https://www.ondemandkorea.com/ojakgyo-brothers-e01.html
Note: If you use Roku, ODK is a free app. I just ran episode 1 of OJAKGYO BROTHERS on my TV by Roku and it is running fine. The only thing I had to do was click on the cc box to choose English subtitles.
On my laptop I had to disable adblock in order for episode 1 to stream.
I hope this helps. Also, ODK has a catalogue of subbed kdramas but not current dramas. To see what is available click on the heading "Drama" and then choose English.
I was hoping ODK would fill the place created by DramaFever's demise but alas no.

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Touch Your Heart - The #1 drama I look forward to each week!! So full of cuteness and heart. I love seeing all the squee posts on the Beanie wall! ^^ I really adore the OTP. I think the story pacing has been just right. Before we get to the main bad guy, I wanted to see the sweet romance to grow and blossom. Enjoy the new love feels while I can. I’m a bit worried about the upcoming disruption to our couple’s happy times. And I’m wondering if the writer will do a good job handling the more serious side to the plot.

The Fiery Priest - Not caught up on this week’s episodes yet, but I like this show. Easy to watch. The humor is good. Kim Nam Gil is awesome whether he’s being serious or wacky. I sorta felt like the intro and then setup of the plot took longer than expected. Now this week, I should finally see the “good guys” investigating team get started.

I’m soooooo behind on The Crowned Clown.

*TCC SPOILER*
My enthusiasm went down when the king did.

Picked it back up and finished EP 10 last night. The cliffhanger was pretty good. Definitely made me want to see what happens next.

I also want to watch Trap soon...

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I feel that the bond is already so firmly established between YS and JR that I feel strangely at ease with the incoming angst fully having faith that uri OTP will support each other through whatever comes their way!!

Also, the preview of JR standing up to the stalker chaebol has already effectively swooned me.

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Romance Is A Bonus Book

I really don't know why, but I can't seem to start any other drama..., probably not until RIBB ends its run. Nothing else is interesting enough to tear me away from RIBB. 🤔

Why? I find it funny
😂, warm ☺️, heart-fluttering 😍, heart-wrenching 😭 and enlightening 😲 on so many different levels... and yes, all that in one drama.

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@kdragon I too when given only 1 choice of kdrama, choose only RBB. It never fails to hold my attention, to entertain and to make me smile or feel for the characters. That's a win for me.

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The Light In Your Eyes Weeks ago I pondered about the message but now it doesn't really bother me anymore. This show makes me think of ageing and mortality. God didn't create man to die, our souls are eternally young. That's why it sucks to grow old. I still skip down the escalator and stairs but like Hye Ja said, one day I can only do so in my mind :P
On another note, Nam Joo Hyuk needs to be in another rom com like WFKBJ. This show reminded me why I was charmed by him.

Reach of Sincerity It's sweet, cute and hilarious. My perk me up of the week.

Trap I am probably one of the very few detractors. The twist was good only because Lee Seo Jin sold it. If it wasn't this short, I'd probably dropped it. It could have been an interesting twisted tale but to me, it fell short. I've seen movies similar to this and when done well, it's so gripping and shocking.

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I love your take on Light. I just have a feeling the last episodes coming up will be more about his journey and hopefully how she can help him. This will be so interesting if they don't go down the usual road but are able to write something more creative - a very difficult thing to do.

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I was surprised at how his story went. I thought there was some huge reason why he turned out the way he did. However, it was just one of those 'one mis-step ruined your life' kind of thing and he had been depressed for the longest time.

I am piqued at what they are going to do with Hye Ja's brother. At least Hye Ja tries and has spunk but her brother does nothing. I know viewers see his character as comic relief and Son Ho Joon plays him well. However, he's almost tragic. Why is he not looking for a job and just depending on building up his almost non-existent online viewer base? Why is he shamelessly sponging off his parents and pseudo girlfriend? I think I am about to go into another spiel of a current social phenomena - aged parents supporting their grown up children.

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I'm a tad confused - have you read (great, I can't remember who posted it, was it Chingu Mode??). The story with the brother is supposedly to make fun of the patriarchal society where guys can get away with most anything. She said it better. I'll go find the quote.

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Here's the quote from ChinguMode:In short, for me, the brother is about the 'first son' thing. That he doesn't need to prove anything to be seen as useful - his existence is considered sufficient. So all the pressure on her to work, to contribute, to be useful just doesn't apply to him. As the first son, he will always be important by virtue of being born.

So nobody cares that he doesn't help, doesn't work, doesn't contribute. He bounces around whining because they won't let him eat meat while they can barely pay their rent.

The brother, to me, is the ultimate symbolism of patriarchy and why the experience of being an old man will never be the same as the experience of an old woman.

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Interesting! I didn't see it that way. In fact, in the initial episodes, I thought Mom and Dad favor Hye Ja more.

I definitely don't see Mom and Dad expecting Hye Ja to prove useful or contribute. It's more like Hye Ja showed more potential as a child and they had higher expectations of her especially on her goal to be a newscaster.

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For me, I didn't see the parents' behaviour as favouritism, so much as having expectations of a daughter that they didn't of a son i.e. that she needed to achieve something but he didn't. He seems to be in a perpetual childhood where nobody cares if he grows up, as though his existence is enough.

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@leetennant

Agree to disagree!

Preview shows that they might tackle his issue this coming week. It's about time someone takes him to task.

Every time, brother and Hye Ja's gf come on screen, I mentally screams at her "Never never get involved with such a man!"

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I was sick with cold/flu since Tuesday. Not only that my whole family get sick. Ugh. Three kids home for a week. 🤦🏻‍♀️😭😭😭 Today, it rain in Southern California. I love the rain. Just not when, I am sick. 🤦🏻‍♀️😭

I could have caught up with my shows. However, the only thing I watch is Goodbye My Princess Chinese drama. LOL.. From what I read in soompi of the spoilers of the novel. It is not going to have a Happy Ending. Watching when you are sick. I guess for me that is a great time to watch it. I am on already episode 13. My favorite part is Xiao Feng with her grandfather King Tomur. It was sad that Fifth Prince killed her grandfather. I am glad that she sawed it. I must say, they make Fifth Prince likeable in the drama. In the novel, someone mention he was really brutal and cruel. They both have amensia since they jumped into the Pool of Oblivion due to they want to forget each other. I am waiting to find out who remember first and how they feel about it. I am loving the OST.

I Never Let You Go: behind episodes.
Ever Night: behind episodes
I Hear You: behind episodes

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Well, I hope everyone have a great weekend. Stay dry for my Southern California beanies.

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I love the rain. I wish it was going to last all day.

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You're watching Goodbye My Princess? I tried but gave up. If you like it I'll go back and try again. From what I've read, they're going to do an alternate ending that's happy.

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It depends, I like it. I am immune to sad ending. I do not know why. LOL. Yes, there is alternative ending, so you can choose what ending you want in this drama. For me, I am deciding once both get their memories back. LOL However, I am probably go to sad ending which I am ok with it. Ok. I need a nap now. 😂🤣

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The Light in Your Eyes: I'm really loving how this drama is showing the day-to-day challenges that the elderly face and how Hye Ja, stuck as an old woman, is "growing up" and becoming more empathetic to others.

Touch Your Heart: I've given in and am just enjoying the cute.

Liver or Die: There were some touching scenes this week. Chil-bok has really grown on me.

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Hmm....that's what I like, all the nonsense.

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Diversity; makes the world go round!

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Diversity is life.

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Not much. I've dropped all new dramas except:
LIGHT IN YOUR EYES: Perfection. For me it is anyway, apparently others don't think so. I need to go back and re watch "EVERY FRAME A PAINTING" to get some of the things it's trying to tell us thru camera work, coloring, lighting, etc. The use of sickly yellow in one scene before she goes back to being old was interesting and for a reason. When she woke up and was young, the scene fade-out was white instead of the usual black. Stuff like that tells us something. The first half is about her, I think the last half will be about him and bringing light to his eyes. We'll see.
Binge-watched: Actually, the last half of
ENDLESS LOVE: Anyone else seen this one? It's JUNG KYUNG HO. The ending was strange and when I read why it explained it. They decided to cut it short by three episodes down to 47. Why, people, why do kdramas do this? All the work everyone put in to this drama and then ruined it by cutting it short? They only had three more episodes. Apparently the ratings weren't great enough.
SIEGE IN FOG: I still can't watch the last episode...really thought I could. Sigh. Heart wrenching.
TO WATCH:
GOLDEN EYES
GOODBYE MY PRINCESS
YouTube is finally adding English subtitles to:
THE LEGENDS. It will be my favorite I can tell.

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My mother always told me I liked anything that was different. (it wasn't a compliment).

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"Contrary" was the word my mother used. I don't think that's a compliment either.

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SPRING TURNS TO SPRING: It is interesting to note that the passionate personality of Bo Mi has transferred to Lee Bom in her real body as Lee Bom's passive personality is beginning to set in Bo Mi in her real body. Does this foreshadow a total personality change instead of a body swap? Bo Mi being a timid anchor instead of a fierce reporter?
LIVER OR DIE: Having invested too much time in it, I won't drop it but the fake hope moments are just as bad as the terrible sibling selfishness.

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The Crowned Clown (15/16) - I chose to watch this with expectation of interactions between the king and clown, but they only met twice. Hence, I started losing interest in the story after the king's death. It reminds me of Ruler: Master of Mask.

Haechi (12/48): It is so far interesting with so many characters and conflicts. Still early to judge it, so hopefully it can keep its pace.

Chief Kim (18/20): I started this last weekend. It is enjoyable with wisdom. Love the chemistry between Nam Goong Min and Lee Jun Ho. Always looking forward to their interactions.

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Romance is a bonus book:dropped....I never drop any of lee Jong sud drama before bt I dropped dis,am so bored.
Radiant:I really lyk dis drama
Touch your heart:still fun
Voice:am in love
Trap:sooo fun
Item:not sure whr dis drama is going bt I lyk it
Babel:dropped
Heachi:fun
Legal high:I love d court scenes

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I am still enjoying "Romance is a Bonus Book"- and while it was more subdued this week in fact much has happened with our couples. In particular Hae-rin is has been set free by Eunho to finally have the romance that she so clearly deserves. It hurts now, but we shall all hope that it is worth it.

Reach of Sincerity is still well worth watching for the romance- but these two episodes were actually jarring to me because they gave an utterly false depiction of the legal process. That false depiction of what happens in a courtroom resulted in a story where a developmentally challenged man was treated in with utmost cruelty by our male lead. It does not redeem either Lawyer Kwon nor the writers that they show him feeling bad about it afterwards. Had these fundamental errors not been inserted you would have seen that the law would have dealt with our disabled man in a much more appropriate and even kinder manner- still taking what he had done seriously but resolving it in a different way. It was extremely basic procedural principles which were violated, and viewers were left with a huge and damaging misconception as to how trials work. I do not see how this advanced the plot- it was unnecessary.

But that being said the romance in Reach of Sincerity is wonderful and I still love the how.

My wife and I watched, and finished "Playful Kiss". Jung So-min shined but is the only bright spot in the Korean adaptation of Itazura Na Kiss. It may have been her first role as a main lead. She has only gotten better since then.

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Glad you pointed out the issues with how the murder trial was presented. Even without any understanding of either U.S. or Korean trial procedures, the whole thing made me feel unsettled. Soo-myeong never had any representation and the show just dropped the storyline after Jun-rok wins the case.

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You are right to point to Soo-myeong not having representation, or advice of rights, etc. Actually I could have added other things to the list but did not want to make the comment too long.

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Romance is a Bonus Book continues to delight.

I could only bring myself to watch a few early episodes and then the last episodes of Playful Kiss. There was only so much that could be done with that one main premise and the characters hardly grew if at all. Therefore in both plot and character the show did not deliver for me.

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Currently airing: Fiery Priest, Trap, RiBB.
Finished: Signal, Tunnel
Started: Girls Generation 1979, King of Noodles, Madame Antoine, Producer.
I have so much to say when I plan to write on DB but when I actually start to write a comment my mind goes totally blank, le sigh.

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I’m the same way. I have tons to say and then my mind goes off La-la land.

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@shach,
I posted links on my fan wall to much of the background music in LINGERIE GIRLS GENERATION when it aired. I'm pretty sure I posted links in the recap threads. They will be far down by now, but each is tagged as follows:

LINGERIE GIRLS’ GENERATION, Ep. #

The last piece of background music, the LP version of "Top of the World" by Carpenters, was posted on October 3, 2017:
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/pakalanapikake/activity/260743/

Just above it on the fan wall, I posted a couple of pieces by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and Jim Pepper / Everything Is Everything, that should have been used in the show. The Four Seasons were so huge long before they rebooted themselves in the disco era that I don't know how they were overlooked. ;-)

Just keep scrolling down and you'll get to the rest of episode listings, in reverse order. I've also interspersed a boatload of 60s and 70s AM hits, album-oriented-rock, FM fare, and live concert clips. Consider it a musical time machine. ;-)

@mary, here's a fan wall question:

O Tech Goddess, is there some way to navigate one's fan wall other than by scrolling down screenload by screenload? Is is possible to search by date or character string?

I know I'm asking for the moon. And indexing. And a private searchable database. And and and... Just askin' if there's a more direct way to navigate. Many thanks for keeping our fan walls working in the first place. ;-)

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