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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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Abyss: So, we’re two episodes in and while I’m enjoying the show so far, I’m not quite sure what I’m watching. From the marketing materials, I was expecting something lighter in tone and I’m not getting a romance or rom-com (or even just comedy) vibe at all yet. Tone aside, I have so many questions about how the Abyss works and where Park Bo-young and Ahn Hyo-seop’s original bodies have disappeared to. Speaking of Park Bo-young, she can do no wrong in my eyes and she’s fantastic here, as usual. I can’t say the same about Ahn Hyo-seop. He was so endearing in Thirty but Seventeen but I don’t think he’s ready to play the leading man yet. He’s not terrible, but Park Bo-young is acting circles around him so far. Maybe he’ll find his footing as the show goes on? At any rate, I’ll be tuning in next week–I have too many unanswered questions!

 

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Rescue Me 2: I only had time to catch one episode so I could be wildly wrong, but this season seemed to start off with a very different vibe from the last. We’re actually going to see the church cult being built from the ground up. I like that Professor Choi (Chun Ho-jin) seems sincere about spreading goodwill and faith in the sleepy little village of Woolchoo, if a little impatient when it comes to insincere members of the flock. I’m hoping that’s really all there is to him and we’re not going to rehash Sang-mi’s creeptastic hell from season one. Though I’ll say this for the protagonists of Rescue Me 2: Young-sun and Min-cheol aren’t the type of siblings you should mess around with. They look like they’ll kick each other’s ass AND kick yours to hell and back.

Special Labor Inspector Jo: I keep thinking I’m the only one who watches this show. Then Saturday rolls around and we’re all here declaring our Kim Kyung-nam love. I do wish Woo Do-ha would hurry up with Operation: Takeover TS Group so he can jump over to Jo Jang-poong’s side already. Don’t think we didn’t notice you pining to be the teacher’s pet, Do-ha! Though to be honest, wanting to see Duk-goo’s epic meltdown when Teacher Jo welcomes Do-ha to his HQ miiight be a huge factor in my wish-making.

Doctor Prisoner: I’ve yet to catch up with this week’s episodes so this might’ve already been answered. But why is Mo Yi-ra’s team banking on Lee Jae-hwan, a chaebol with a drug abuse scandal who’s still essentially a volatile spoiled brat, to fight his older brother for succession when there’s a smart, devious, unproblematic, and charismatic Lee sibling right there? Is it because Lee Jae-in is a girl? So what? At least you don’t have to break her out of prison in time for the board meeting!

ProduceX101: My cable box doesn’t indicate which episode is airing on tvN so I keep turning on the tv just to check the ProduceX101 timeslot and setting alarms every 6-8 hours, hoping to catch episode 2. But all I managed to do was catch reruns of the pilot episode and memorize where everyone sat on the pyramid. The auditions have been so shockingly lackluster that I went and rewatched the ones from the first three seasons just to see some talent on my screen. I say this despite having faves from X101 already. And *pretends to be shocked* it’s the leader types again. Does that make me a sheep?

The Great Escape 2: I’ve never seen this show before but I had to tune in after seeing the commercial for this week’s eps. Because ZOMBIES!!! I’m impressed by the staff’s effort in setting up the escape rooms and their attention to detail, making the zombie-fan in me squeal with delight at the jump scares. As for the hosts, I didn’t manage to catch their names but the tall, mixed martial arts guy who’s deathly afraid of everything is my favorite, followed closely by the smart one. Because in this house we find both idiocy and intelligence impressive.

 

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The Secret Life of My Secretary: I was worried some of the tropes would feel tired, such as the boss-secretary OTP, “frumpy” female lead, face-blindness, etc. But there is definitely more to the characters than their on-paper descriptions and I like what the story is doing so far. Kim Young-kwang’s Do Min-ik is surprisingly good-natured and I was pleased to see that his fussiness comes from something understandable – rather than making him simply entitled. And I really like how the show explores what it might feel like to have face-blindess, how scary it can be, and the implications that come with it. I like the dimensions to Jin Ki-joo’s role as well. I love that her appearance and styling are a practical choice, in order to do her job well, and I really enjoyed seeing her sass and confidence.

Her Private Life: One thing that this show has solidified is that Jae-wook should always get the girl and all the drama gods were crazy for putting him in supporting roles until now. This week’s episodes were so great. I mean, who wasn’t squeeing!? Well, I guess the art gallery staff (which was pretty hilarious)… and Eun-gi (sorry, Eun-gi)… I know I should include the designer friend too, but I can never remember her name. And she is unfortunately being set up as a one note foil to the OTP, which makes her kind of meh in my books. Hopefully they’ll do better things with her character in the episodes to come.

 
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Ironically, even though Confession’s subs were up early this week, I found myself with not enough time to complete all 4 episodes. I hope that Do Hyun doesn’t get stabbed once more after being whacked already not too long ago in this week’s finale!

A Beautiful World
One of the common twists in a show which revolves around a crime is the idea that the victim may turn out to not be so innocent after all. However, this show turns this twist on its head by giving us this idea only as a possibility since it may be that Da Hee lied since it is clear that Seon Ho and Da Hee’s mother have differing beliefs about the assailant. If this turns out to be true, there’s a chance that said assault didn’t even happen in the first place and the two-faced victim is actually Da Hee, much to the irony of her mother’s claims. I feel nervous yet excited about what will happen up ahead!

The Secret Life of My Secretary
Let’s list down all the tropes in the premiere week: female lead with a sob story (let’s pray that her’s mother killer is not related to the male lead), male lead with a traumatic & illegitimate past that affected him physically and mentally such that he needs a nannysecretary to pamperaid him and company politics involving family feuds as well as a possible backstabbing friend. I’ve also got a weird feeling that there will also be the shared childhood past to explain why the male lead can only recognise the female lead. Despite it all, I love the chemistry between the leads.

Abyss
So if Se Yeon morphed into Mi Do’s appearance due to Abyss, whose the owner of Cha Min’s current appearance? I do not like how the show treats the revival with inconsistency, especially given the reveal that the killer revived into just an older version of himself. There’s also nothing likeable about the characters, from Se Yeon laundering her rival’s identity and threatening the poor part-timer and Cha Min being a hapless romantic who doesn’t understand that he’s got more pressing issues than chasing after a girl. I hope Ahn Hyo Seop also brushes up his acting: it looks quite green.

Her Private Life
I don’t think the tropes are over just yet: with Si An being sidelined despite being a major supporting character, this can only mean that his story will come to the forefront with childhood secrets and whatnot soon. But I do want to see his reaction when he finds out that female lead is his super fan!

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Harsh comments on abyss, and yet, I understand you. I found some things to be also a little bit off, and it seems the are omitting lots of info in order to keep us hooked. But it makes it a little bit stressful. The pace is fast and I also get why, but in general the story would be better with a slower pace and deeper interactions or display of emotions!
You guys came back from the death, wouldn't be logical you go to try to communicate with your loved ones and reassume or resolve your previous lives' issues before engaging new identities with such liberty???!!!!

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Did they hear us last week???
Because we got lots of real kisses this week!!! 😍 ...and after-kisses...and pecks... and holding hands... and loving gazes... and then when Ryan placed that kiss on Deokmi's forehead and I was thinking "I wouldn't be satisfied with that" 😈 and OMG he continued... oh Ryan, I'm blushing even now 😊
(Don't remember anything else... Not-Brother... who? Not-girlfriend... who? Not-Yet-Ex-husband... who?)

Balancing 🌈 and 🦄 from Fangirl by marathoning Dazzling... I know there will be some big twist/reveal later and already now some things don't match and I'm wondering who is actually who... and what really happened... and when. I'm also uneasy about the senior cultural centre... hope Nam Joo Hyuk will turn to the good side.

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When Ryan did the slow kiss down her face , i was lost , i didn't know if i should faint , look away , or keep on staring ... seeing them happy , makes me soooo happy and i love how much he just likes hugging her , it feels so natural ...

This drama has created a new found love for rom-coms ... i always fast forwarded but now i need more shows like this ...

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What about that wrist kiss??
It looked so intimate and sexy but so innocent at the same time

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The kisses are the best! Totally squeal worthy lol

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I was thinking the exact same thing! This writer sure knows how to give us good kiss scenes and of course KJW and PMY have awesome chemistry ... the way Ryan looks at her, I just melt :D
Ryan Gold is becoming one of my favourite male leads. Hopefully the writing will stay consistent.

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HER PRIVATE LIFE : all i have to say is this , Ryan Gold oh Ryan Gold where have you been all my life... and yes I agree , what type of trip has has the kdrama industry been on all this time ?? ... if this man lead half of the dramas i dropped , i would stay just for the way he stares at his FL , and how can everything feel so sensual , the hand kiss was as good as the actual kiss ,... and ours lead manage to make me feel as if am part of their happiness and relationship , like am right there with them ... just the happiness this show gives me surpasses everything else even the forever connected childhood trope ...

can we please have these two act in another drama , i want to know how they would fair in a melo...

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This week, i was oddly less interested in the abyss premiere. I actually enjoyed secret life of my secretary, tropes and all. It see,s like an easy watch, and the characters are endeering.
Abyss, on the other hand, feels weird, all over the place, and i just dont see the chemistry. And im looking real hard. Maybe i should try to finish ep 2...

Waikiki2: the last few weeks' episodes werent too good, but this week's episodes impeoved the show. It kinda feels redundant compared to its predecessor, so i cant say i like this show too much. I should really drop but im so attached to the characters that i wont.

My fellow citizens: addicting, wildride. Yes.

Her private life: squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. The good kind. SO MUCH BETTER than WWWSK, which made me feel dirty and i dropped it at 8. This. Is. What. We. Want.

Beautiful world: my favorite out of the whole bunch. It's a thoughtful show that is more on the slow side, but i reaaaallly dont mind. I cant wait for seon ho to wake up!

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I love everything about My Fellow Citizens. Everything.

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It's everything it's trying to be done right. This is the Choi Siwon I was a fan of. Love it. And Park Hoo Ja? the perfect villain. I freaking love her (did you know the actress is 36 years old? like in what world??)

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Yes I saw that when I googled her. She looks 24.

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i love that actress now (i only saw 4 eps lmao) but the anxiety i have about her finding him out will torture me i think if i watch it but i love their chemistry...

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SPECIAL LABOR INSPECTOR JO (Ep. 10)
You’re not the only one watching @mary! I love this zippy show. Every week it gives me the satisfaction of watching Mr Jo win some battles against the bad guys. The most interesting characters for me are Do Ha and the female prosecutor. If they become allies they could become more dangerous than the chaebol villains, but I’m rooting for them to join Mr Jo instead. *fingers crossed* And LOL when Dok Gu has a meltdown seeing Do Ha walk into HQ. The ex-teacher-student relationships are the best. 😂

SIX FLYING DRAGONS (Ep. 20)
SFD has been at the top of my to-watch list for a while, so it’s about time I tried it! It was actually hard to watch episodes 1-4 (so many characters, so much evil!) but afterwards the strings of the plot started to come together. Almost halfway through now, it is everything beanies have said: magnificent, intelligent, fast-paced, and heart-wrenching.

THE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES
Completed. One of the better dramas I’ve seen in 2018-2019, though I wish the plot twist had come sooner. It has the feel of a drama special or movie extended into 12 episodes. Recommended with a cautionary “melo” tag because it deals with sad and depressing themes.

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re: Inspector Jo, I know but since we don't have one space to talk about it, and my twitter friends don't watch, it's quiet all week. Until WWW arrives and we Jang-poong-ers re-convene. :)))

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Jang-poong-ers 😆

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You can check out: http://bodashiri.tumblr.com/ for some SFD guide. I much understand what's happening with the help of this.

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Thanks. I read @headsno2 here on DB. They’re really good!

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I read Heads’ recaps I mean!

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Yes me too! I read the bodashiri for historical timeline though you can pick up some spoilers on it.

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Beautiful World: I'm still halfway through eps 11, and this eps is particularly hard to watch. Despite believing in their kind-hearted son, it's still a hard choice for both Moo-jin and In-ha to acknowledge and tell other people about Da-hee's mom's accusation. Just like many other beanies, I'm also not sure how they are going to wrap up this sexual assault case. But given how thoughtfully the writer and PD have handled the other issues, I'm confident they know full well what they wanted to say and how to tell it to viewers.

Nokdu Flower: I finally mini-marathoned it this week, and it's as tragic as I expected. Maybe that's why the wry humour and the subtle but lovely lovelines surprised me. Though with story as heavy as this, I won't complaint for any possible lightness they provided. With none of the usual explanatory backstories, it felt like this drama moved a bit too quickly. So hopefully the writer knew how to handle the long 24 eps well.

The Secret Life of My Secretary: The usual cheesy and tropey romcom, but very fun in its execution. Kim Young-kwang and Jin Ki-joo positively crackled with chemistry, and surprisingly, their characters are also a much better people than what I expected from old school romcom.

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I'd like to watch Nakdu Flower as well because of JJS but I have no time. Sigh.

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I was surprised that Nokdu went all in right away with the battles but I guess for me it's better than sitting out a few eps of backstory/young kids. The character developments are interesting enough because they don't all go on the same direction. YSY was amazing this week's eps. If one doesn't like bloody mass fight scenes, skip this one. What I like so far is that they are tying in every battle with the real-life dates as indicated. As for the loveline, both pairs have chemistry in my eyes, esp JJS and HYR. There's so much to explore in the lives of these people, hope writer-nim will deliver.

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Her Private Life is my happy pill. I didn't think when i started watching this romcom that i will love it and enjoy it to the moon. Ryan Gold is a such great character and i really need one like him in my life ♥

Confession : Although the subs are always late i try to keep up with this one because the plot is so intriguing and i am curious to see how DoHyun is going to prove his fathers innocence.

Abyss : Show can you please stop callin boyoungie an average face!! Loved SIG and JSM cameo i realized how much i missed this pairing.

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@Radily, same here. Confession's episode 13 and 14 were subbed early but got to watch only ep 13 today. I like that Do-hyun can now file for a retrial of his father's case.

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I'm excited to watch CONFESSION's finale this weekend. Idk what to expect but as long as our four leads don't get hurt, I'm ok. :)
ENCOUNTER - I'm slowly making my way through this drama. It barely fills the void JUST BETWEEN LOVERS left behind but it's a pleasant watch.
Side note: I finally went to see Avengers: End Game this week and lemme just say my heart hurt more than I had expected. The last time I cried in a theater was because of Toy Story 3. *__*

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@strawberry Just Between Lovers is a very hard hole to fill. I still think about it with a wistful smile.

And yes, I'm waiting for Confession. I expect a great ending. I want to see Do Hyun take down those unconscionable baddies in the trials with Det Ki helping him all the way. This was a serious show and even the bromance was never the light hearted kind, but full of trust and warmth, nevertheless!

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Endgame took me by surprise! I was SOBBING in the theatre!!! I didn’t expect to have such an emotional response!

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Side note; End Game
At the theatre, when there were jokes and all the Avengers joined the, "Avengers Essemble!" people were clapping and laughing. And near the end, in unison there were unexpected quietness. I wanted to laugh because of the stark differences.

Actually, I really wanted to clap, since I think (till now) that End Game is one of the best among MCU & DC movies. To gather all the stars in one movie is epic. Should end with standing ovation...

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Did anyone watch Goodbye My Princess? Is it nice

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Goodbye My Princess is from a Chinese novel. The Chinese drama is totally different from the book. The main lead is tend to be nicer in the drama then the novel. Also, certain parts are cut. There will be Taiwanese version of it. They will show the 55 uncut episodes. Let me tell you, if you do not like sad ending. This drama is not right for you. I am immune to sad ending. However, when I watch this drama. It was truly heartbreaking. I love this drama of OST, cinematography, storylines, and everything else. Therefore, it is up to you watch this drama and be warned if you do. You will need lots of tissues and Kleenex.

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@Trina, I also immune to sad ending, and I don't particularly like love stories. The last love story from C-drama was 'Eternal Love', but my fave was Donghua, the elder who couldn't love... (sigh...).

I just wished that c-drama wouldn't have to drag the stories toooooooo long. But, this is their trademark. So, if you like c-drama, you have to be content with watching 50-ish series with two or more repeated themes in one series over again. Especially, in love stories. Girl falls in love, separates, together again, finds obstacles (plural), separates, love again and in the end, either together or most probable dies...

I watch c-drama for cinematography and light/easy on watching.
I have other option (Netflix) if I want something more. Right now, I am so glad that 'Trapped' season 2 is playing. 'Trapped' season 1 was so, so awesome!

@yootbina, have you watch 'Ever After' or 'Plough Department of the Song Dynasty'?

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I'm not sure if I'll like it, I don't even watch makjang cus there are too many episodes. The most I watched was You're the best, Lee Soon Shin ep 30th then dropped it.

Idky but I'm intrigued to watch this drama. I'll definitely watch at least the first few episode. Thanks!!!!

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I loved it but be warned. The main lead is kinda messed up and the title indicates from the start what kind of ending it will be. Gorgeous cinematography and OST. If you want to know if you'll like it, you should watch this fanvid (it's full of spoilers though!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVD4orO60K4

And here's the comment of the fanvidder themselves:
Before watching this drama, really ask yourself if a drama with a title like "Goodbye My Princess" is going to give you the type of ending you want. This is definitely not a drama with a healthy and thriving relationship.

The start of this drama was a little iffy for me. The main characters were an idle princess and a weak prince. It didn't start out too well but they later developed their roles and the plot really picked up at around episode ten.

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damn sounds intense, I'll definitely check out the drama and that fanvid(maybe)! Thanks

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Her Private Life: I know a drama is working for me when the episode zips by and I don't check the time. Do I think the writers could have done better by the 2nd leads, yep, but the pacing and focus on the lead characters is working for me. Ryan Gold is quickly becoming a favorite k-drama character because he's just kind of a solid guy - that probably doesn't make sense but I know what I mean ;)

Abyss: I'll check it out next week, but it was just ok and a bit of a mess.

Psychometric: I can't even totally remember the title. Dropping at episode 8. This is a drama that I realized I was trying to force myself to continue because I kinda liked the concept and lead actors, but there isn't enough to keep me going.

The Secret Life of My Secretary: I haven't given it a fair shot since I am not done with a full hour viewing yet but it's kinda of meh.

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I am similar, only instead of not noticing the time flying by, I actively find myself checking the amount of time left in the episodes and wishing the episode would last longer.

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Lol, you should enjoy the journey and not check, but I totally get it! I have to admit I did check the amount of episode left toward the end of episode 9 because I wanted a resolution so much. I wish all the k-drama romances worked this well.

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My Fellow Citizens: Still going great. Now the only thing left is for Hoo-Ja to fight with the other sisters and Mi-Young to find out. I'm both nervous and excited. I am also really sad this drama is coming to an end. What an excellent cast and well written show.

Special Labor Inspector Jo: I love all of this show, all of it. I love Jo Jin Gab fighting the good fight. I love Deok Koo and his rather ill fated relationship with Mal Sook. I love the side characters. It really reminds me of Chief Kim.

The Secret Life of My Secretary: This started off ROUGH. In the first episode Min Ik was completely infantilized, it was gross and super creepy. I understand they were just trying to show that Gal Hee was super servile, but it was incredibly off putting. That being said I watched episode 2 and it was vastly improved. She managed to regain her agency and he managed not to be completely useless. So I'm in for now. Hopefully ot gets better like Reach of Sincerity did.

Abyss: I tried, I did. I couldn't get into it.

Doctor Prisoner: I will say this once and I will say this 1000x, I stan Prosecutor Ui Sik and Jung Hee. They are so cute and adorable together. That being said I 100% agree with @mary on Lee Jae Hwan, he is awful. I couldn't muster much sympathy for how things turned out for him. Jae-In is very smart, not a psychopath, and is good at delegating. Why are we bothering at all with the two brothers. It'd honestly baffling. Also shout-out to Choi Won-Young as Lee Jae Joon, my goodness is his face expressive. 'he is an excellent, excellent villain.

Rescue Me: This drama is so unexpected. Up until the end of the episode 2 I was curious as to how this cult business was going to begin. Elder Choi is actually more terrifying a villain than Cho Seong Ha's character was in Rescue Me. He is mild manner and kind, so you don't expect much, but that last scene of his anger was terrifying. Also I have never seen the actor Um Tae Goo in anything, but his character Min Cheol is not at all likeable. He is terrible, but that voice, wow, 🥰. That being said, we will see where it goes, it is looking to be very interesting.

Her Private Life: Park Min Young is gunning and might be a co-ruller with Yoon Eun Hye for Queens of Kissing. Also KIM JAE WOOK, OMG, 😮 , HELLOOOO. Why he hasn't done rom coms up until now is a mystery, but well he has stolen all of me. Episode 8 was kind of tedious, but then I thought about it and realized, honestly it was written to show what insecurity feels like (shout out to the beanie who made me think about this, don't remember the name). That was what the episode was about and I appreciated it. Plus, that kiss, HEYYYYYYY. MY favorite kiss though, was the rooftop kiss. When he kisses her forehead(I love forehead kisses), her nose, and then a proper lip kiss, I died. It is one of my top 5 kdrama kisses. That being said, I'm so glad he understood that she was hiding not because of Eun Gi, but because of of her...

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Ashi Girl - I think I don't know how this will end. this show proved to me that other time travel dramas have the ability to underestimate both Mcs.
mukai no bazuru kazoku- the internet is so scary cause you never know who is on the other side.
takane to hana- typical story.
kakafukaka - this will end up way deeper than I thought at first.
Atama ni Kitemo Aho towa Tatakauna!- found eng subs.

thinking to start some old drama of Kimura Takuya since most subs are getting too much delayed 😅

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mukai is top quality content. MY PERSONAL VIEW.
That indian style dance in episode 2 - vs. cookmother - vs. interested guy - vs those antics karaoke videos. This show is more about Social Media and virtual world now propagates data as information.
Ashi girl - I had dropped at episode 3. it was hard to get through these initial episodes.

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I like how mukai is not afraid to show us the truth. it's refreshing to see normal humans for once.
Ashi is good if you ignore the heroine acting like a crazy fangirl😅

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Only watched the first couple of the drama but she’s the same in the comic :P it’s better later on as she becomes more integrated into the world of the past, though

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This hot summer can kill anyone.

CRICKET - World Cup - 9 hour long matches. It will consume too much of my time.

Mukai - 8/10
Nurse - 7.5/10
Channel - 8.5 out of 10

Different Dreams - 8/10 - quality right there. Direction is average. Lee Ye Won's strong voice, stern eyes, serious non-expressions make the atmosphere.

Its Vagabond vs. Arthdal(+1 in rating for having only 6 episodes)
After Alhambra these 2 have ignited most of the interest.

Secretary - trash. They can just go ahead and re-air all previous such shows. 1st episode drop. Work slave with favours.

Kill It - C Grade or in Trash category? C grade for the outcome
Trash for episode 12 - terrible writing and direction.

Pushing Hands - just watch 24-to-29 to know why this one is trash. Heroine looks cool and elegant in opening but these 5 episodes tell what her status is. writer clearly tramples over her. As i said few weeks ago - Why she deserves such males around here. Its her own fault for inviting them to disrobe her of any identity, respect and pride.

Eagles and Youngsters - 20 episodes. this is pretty dumb drama. Interesting concept, bad execution.

All is Well - 7.5/10 (11 ep)
Brightest Star in the sky - 3/10 (25 ep) - fire the writer. swimming pool nonsense, falling off building nonsense. most of all those mentally unstable fangirls.
In Youth - 6/10 (20 episodes) Much pomp about nothing. Friendship of 4 friends is highlight of this soap opera.

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abyss - just aired few months ago. Sci-fi nonsense and if that won't work add forced romance.

Takane to Hana - manga is above avg. shoujo but this adaptation is terrible.

All 3 short and workable. above average.
How to Hate you
Its okay to be sensitive
Gogo song

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Movies - Half watched completed now. 135gb Cleaned.

FRIEND ZONE - Typical rom-com. Predictable comedy but still there were scenes that made me laugh so i give it 7/10

Brother of the Year - 7.5/10. This was such a nice and fun watch movie. Nothing special, real entertainment.

Code Blue - 8/10 - I was invested in the movie. It was dramatic in between but overall it kept the concept and made it work.

Heart Attack - 7.5/10 such a nice movie. I had to clean my hard disk and at last watched it this week. Slow for a reason. Tinges you heart with its appeal and lets you feel those emotions.

One day - Average. run off the mill romance movie

TSUCHIYA TAO -

Kasane - I knew what is the outcome and yet watched the movie. Holidays bring lot of joy and positivity and then you watch this stuff. Movie is done well. You will get the answer when play starts at last.

Waiting for Spring - she needs to get over those high school roles. It doesn't fit her anymore. another meh shoujo movie

Perfect World - MANGA WON AWARD and movie is below average nonsense.

Nigakute Amai - 5/10. Bad acting. bad writing. avg. direction.
Story does have its own +ves

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Which team will you be supporting for the World Cup?

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Confession - It's been a good ride. I do have a few questions and there are some aspects that could have been enhanced, but this was a good show. Thoughtful and well thought-through. I like the clever building of the story around the many confessions, the look at why confessions are made and the effect they have. I was so touched by the father and son meeting, and those confessions they made, and am totally invested in the re-trial.

Put Your Head on My Shoulder - This is comfort food and mindless fun, or it could be mindless but since there are folks thinking solidly about the many aspects of relationship and communication, it's also a fun-thought-provoking, fun show.

Abyss - I see that I'm far from being the only one, on the fence (or over the fence?) with this show. "Show, make me like your main characters, and I'll forgive a whole bunch of stuff!" I'd like to see the main duo interacting in ways other than bickering, with girl constantly having the upper hand. The next few episodes will determine a lot of Beanie viewer-ship (or end of the same) for this show!

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I just skip-watched 'Go Go Song' (with Yoon EunHye and Ji IlJoo) a 2 episode drama on YouTube. An exploration of the different circumstances in marriage, and of the questions why and whether one should get married. It was not bad at all for 2 hours, ending with a fun ensemble dance.

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her private life: I spent the entire week thinking about this show and what they were gonna throw this week after that frustrating but heartbreaking ending last week. Thankfully it wasn't as angsty as the preview made it seem and the secret pining that both Deok Mi and Ryan did despite the misunderstanding was still delightful to watch (when she called him greedy during the restaurant and his expression had me dying). This week delivered the perfect amount of sweet and emotions that i wanted filled with lots of kisses, heart eyes and genuine laughs (from our actors) that it's been 24 hours and i'm still gawking in the afterglow of their relationships by revisiting clips and gifs and screen shotting a bunch of pics. I can't get enough of this show and i honestly hate the thought of a thursday/friday without them ㅠㅠ

secret life of my secretary: I can't believe Kim Young Kwang hasn't done enough comedy and romance because his dorky smile has got me swooning like crazy. Whoever decided to pair these two dorks together needs an award because they are both just so endearing and cute.

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"i'm still gawking in the afterglow of their relationships by revisiting clips and gifs and screen shotting a bunch of pics. "

- I figure we're just doing our part for Deok-mi at this point, hehehe. Girl needs someone to do all that she can't (but desperately wants to) for all their spazzworthy moments.

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Watching SkY CASTLE. Reached ep 9. loving till now.
It is so weird, watching the characters go through such length for education makes me feel like I m watching smthing from another world or dystopian world but then when u hear abt the pressure on students in korea and asia in general or the college scandal in USA, u feel sad realizing that this dystopian world is actually very real.

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Sky Castle definitely does a good job highlighting the struggle the students have to go through to live up to their parents' expectations, especially when it comes to their mental health. It's funny how the scandals came out after Sky Castle has ended, right? It's KARMA!

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Yes I also think Sky Castle potryas how a society is messed up. we have intentionally created a society where one puts pressure in another and the cycle continues.
also abt college scandal, the news did not feel shocking as the rich ppl giving donation for college was like unsaid truth that everyone was aware of . still when u hear from prosecutors n the process through which it is done is quite unreal.

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crazy, right? the way that college-craze operates in sk is diff culturally ofc and i think maybe like...probably in the US we have less suicides tied to that but there are students who are under so much pressure. the college scandal really showed more people how insane people are about this and they (the rich~) will do ANYTHING to get their children to continue the cycle of living in a sky castle

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True. The things ppl do for façade.

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Special Labor Inspector Jo It's fun. I love to see them fight for justice. I love the humor like the mum repeating her name like if it was a sesam :D

Woohoo Waikiki 2 In the first half of the serie, it always was the guys who helped the girls, I'm happy to see girls showing help too.

Her Private Life It's like WWWSK, the plot is not the most interesting, but this time the male lead is not a man who thinks he's the most handsome, smart, perfect, etc. Ryan is really a good male lead and it makes the couple more lovely and charming.

Different Dreams I liked the 4 episodes. The casting is really great.

Nokdu Flower There is humor that makes all the politcs/war bearable.

A Beautiful World I need to watch the last episode.

Voice 3 I liked the season 2, so I'm excited to see the new one!

Put Your Head On My Shoulder I found tiring when some characters expect that the other understand or act like they want without talking before...

Takane to Hana It's cute and funny.

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Omg, i didn't know there was a Takane to Hana drama! Thank you so much for mentioning it, checking it out now :D

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He is Psychometric - I pulled a classic Aya move with this one and dropped it midway though episode 1 only to start it up again out of boredom and completely fall in love with it. Perhaps its the pessimist in me but I had a bad feeling about Seongmo since the very beginning and didn't like him until the end, I understand his mother was in danger but I don't think the ends justified the means and the losses of life to keep 1 person safe just never sat well with me. I loved this show though, it was entertaining throughout and i'm glad that Jinyoung got to show how much he's improved as an actor.

Her Private Life - Nothing about the marketing of this show appealed to me so i'm late to the party but this show is adorable, i'm still catching up but it's so nice to see Kim Jae Wook play someone stable lol. Park Min Young also has the best chemistry with him than anyone else I've seen her with.

Abyss - I love anything Park Bo Young throws at me but this was hard to get into. I liked enough of it though to give it a couple more episodes. Even with that, I do think the criticism the show is getting is too harsh and it almost seems as though people hate the show just because they want to. I've seen complaints about things that quite literally did not happen in the show at all. The mythology behind abyss is confusing sure but we're also only on episode 2 and I've never seen people expect the full story behind a show to be handed over in the first 2 episodes the way i'm seeing it here. Also referring to Park Bo Young as 'do bong soon' and then complaining makes me take you about -1000000x less seriously, let it go already.

Beautiful World - This show is exhausting. Maybe i'm too sensitive for it but I have to watch it slowly and in intervals, watching more than 2 episodes is just too much. I can't stand watching bad people get away with bad things and the adults are all infuriating in their own ways but the show is beautifully done so far. I'm only on episode 5 though so no spoilers on my comment please!

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we're also only on episode 2 and I've never seen people expect the full story behind a show to be handed over in the first 2 episodes

IKR? If a mystery drama gives me all the answers in the first 2 episodes, I’d be VERY disappointed.

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@Aya Thumbs up for the Abyss comment!

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👍 Abyss. I'm eagerly waiting for ep 3 and 4

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While I agree completely with the sentiment that it's ridiculous to kill many people to keep a loved one safe, that is a sane and mature adult's viewpoint and I don't think Seung Mo was that when he did what he did on the spur of the moment.

This is a person who was born in captivity and bred like that for 9 years with his mom by an obsessive madman. Add to that his illness and we don't have a sane, balanced person who can easily assess right and wrong. And he was only a high school student then. I am not justifying what he did and he was horrified with it himself but I also think it's too harsh to judge him as if he was a healthy adult.

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As for me, I found it hard to get into Abyss is due to the characters not being likable enough to keep sticking with it and see where the plot goes. I do like the murder mystery aspect of it but it's just easier to go along with ridiculousness of the plot if the characters are likable to begin with. I personally thought the ugly turned into beautiful swan male character wasn't a good actor, he had too much screentime. I thought it would be better if their role were switched because Park Bo Young has the acting chops to be able to keep the show worth watching.

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@mechartist I agree that the characters in Abyss are not particularly likable yet. I am hoping that they soon become endearing. I feel bad for Ahn Hyo Seop for what I believe to be the fault of the direction of the drama rather than Ahn Hyo Seop's weakness. IMO The director should not have left Ahn Hyo Seop with so much alone screen time without Park Bo Young right at the beginning. Park Bo Young is 5 years older than him and acted in probably twice as many films/dramas. If a director is going to give a younger, less experienced actor a chance to appear as main lead opposite someone who has the experience (and the huge amount of fans) that Park Bo Young has, the director should ease that young actor into the part and not expect him to hold it up for so long before the popular female lead comes on. That just makes common sense. Think of it like musicians, give the second chair time to solo, but only enough time to keep the strength of the musician, not enough time to show the weakness. That said, I'm not really a fan of either of the main leads here, but so far I am enjoying the drama and hope it keeps my attention throughout.

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I heard the director is someone who likes to let his actors improvise, so I can definitely see how that might be difficult for a less experienced actor. JJS, SIK and PBY on the other hand are actors/actresses that truly thrive with those (lack of) directions.

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This week Banker took the lead, it's really great written drama, with more grey than black and white character. I how they add dimension to character of Pres. Kang and Han Suji this week. Han SuJi becoming my favourite character in this drama.

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I'm in love with the veteran cast. It's like going back to the late 1990s.

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Every time I try to drop it, something happens. Su-ji is my fave T__T I'll have to pick up Banker again.

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No love here for Han Su-ji. All the way I've been wondering why they were presenting her as a "sort-of" character. Sort of good, sort of bad. Sort of frustrating. In the latest episode she's just been told she was promoted by two bosses not
because of her abilities but because she had weaknesses they could manipulate, and this comes as news to her. Mr. Noh has been trying to get through to her for a dozen episodes. Wake up, woman.

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I don't see her like that, what you described is just being human, we are mostly like that, sort of good, sort of bad. And she and Noh has different views on bank as an institution, because they have different experience, I think no one in this drama is entirely right in their opinions, and actions.

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Abyss: 😯

My Fellow Citizens: 😂

Her Private Life: 🤤🤤🤤

Nokdu Flower: 😍

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Drama slump, variety bump: watching Mafia Game in Prison, Problem Child in the House and Running Man.
Contemplating dusting off some old anime like Ghost in the Shell for a weekend binge.

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So I’ve been in a drama slump for a while. The last dramas I remember completing are my ahjussi and the beauty inside. I started watching my private life and I LOVE IT! It’s super cute but I especially enjoy how Ryan Gold is written. Is this becoming a thing now? Are k-dramas presenting us with more emotionally intelligent male leads? His character is really refreshing to me. I like that he’s thoughtful and tries to consider things from Deok Mi’s perspective. He’s having conversations about his feelings y’all!! What a time to be alive lol. It’s not a perfect drama and has its own cliches and tropes but it feels really good to look forward to a drama again

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Umm by my private life I obviously mean HER private life lol. Too caught up fangirling ☺️😅😝

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Her Private Life has practically become my private life at this point, the way I'm fangirling over it during work and trying to hide it, lol...

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I have searched for way too many Kim Jae-wook videos and articles at work myself....

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Kim Jae-wook is worthy of the devotion lol

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And dang, he is looking real good.

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ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I actually had two choices, both Kim Kyung-nam. I flashed both at my sis and made her choose. The hotter pic won out.

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😂😂😂 The hotter one is the right one. 👍

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Lots of new kdrama (Save me 2, Different Dreams) have sparked my interest but i have a hard time to get out of this drama sleep and to start them.
I went back to j-drama because it's easier to find cozy watch here:

Ishi No Mayu 2/5: it's a classic procedural from 2015 but very good and solid in term of directing. Productions values are way higher of that the japanese tv is used to do, or at least of what i have seen so far in j-drama.
However the cast is mostly male and though they are all very good in their roles, i regret the lack of strong female characters, especially since the heroine is just really hard to take seriously: not only the actress lacks talent but her character spends her time screaming and panicking. Even for a newbie, it's setting the bar very low.
Add to that the male characters are dumb downed to make her space to shine and found theories that their experience should have largely guaranteed them to find by themselves instead of looking at her as an oracle, and it becomes a big fail when it comes to portray convincingly women on the police force.
It made me miss Cold Case and Yoshida You deeply, despite the disappointing season 2.

Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku: i tried the 1st episode based on the beanies positives reviews but i'm not sure where the drama is heading or what to think of it.
The plot seems so thin and the romance so boring and predictable, hopefully the drama will dig deeper on the social network issues and the family relationships in the next episode...

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The Secret Life of My Secretary

I loved Kim Young Kwang so much in The Man Living In My House, and as a matter of fact that drama still has a special place in my heart despite its flaws. So I've been dying to see KYK in another rom-com since then, but coincidentally did not pick up anything else he was in until now. I've also been on a rom-com dry spell for the past year so I really was hoping this would be the drama to ease me out of it, having stayed away from Reach of Sincerity and Her Private Life. The first episode was strange, to say the least. The acting was all over the place - in a bad way, like I can tell they are overacting for comedic effects, which makes it all too self conscious.

I like KYW when he is acting earnest and unassuming because he exudes a quiet charm (much like Nam Joo Hyuk), so him trying to act cute/childish/manchild just really throws me off. And he is already wearing out his pout. I've never liked Jin Ki Joo but she is actually the glue holding this thing together. She kinds of reminds me of Lee Sung Kyung here and maybe that's why it's working for me. Also, leave it to a kdrama to come up with the most outrageous medical conditions. (OMG, I realised I mentioned NJY and LSK here, but I swear that was totally unintentional!).

Nokdu Flower

I hate every character (except the rebels). And that's a good thing because then I don't need to have heart attacks worrying what will happen to a beloved character and just watch for the story. I want them all to get their comeuppance. I was cheering when That Man was getting pounded, I was cheering for the dad to die after getting stabbed, I was cheering when the merchant's daughter got arrested and even hit in the stomach and I was cheering for whatever calamity that befalls Yoon Shi Yoon's character. Serves them right for their stupidity/greed/idealism/noble idiocy. *hehe evil chuckle

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that got me laughing because of the comment in Nokdu Flower drama ^^

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Wow you have a weird way of getting through Nokdu Flower. Lol

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Her Private Life: I enjoyed it but actually I’m not loving it like most beanies. Yea, they kissed. I guess waiting 8-10eps to see a real kiss (and nothing else) is not interesting to me. Nothing against HPL, but that whole subgenre of kdrama pushed me in a slump for romcoms already. That’s why I appreciated the child abduction and PTSD backstory in WWWSK. The writer intended something like so in HPL but so far it’s just sitting on the bench waiting for the cue.

Just Between Lovers: After the Junho highlight, I’ve decided to revisit Just Between Lovers. I had too much to watch when it was airing and I know this is more of a binge drama. And binge I did, finally. Finished it all in 3 nights. Loved it! (Somehow made me even more critical of HPL because this romance drama had so much substance.)

Abyss: I don’t know where this is going or whether I will like where it’s going. However, it’s unpredictable and the only airing drama that I’m keeping my eyes on the screen for the entire episode. This PD always does that to me. I don’t always like the ending, but he keeps me interested to find out.

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Welcome to Waikiki 2: I have to give the writer credit for some of the most creative shenanigans going on in this drama. It’s unrealistic af but makes me laugh hysterically 🤣🤣🤣

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Oh, and, after almost 3 years, I finally started watching a Cdrama: The Great Craftsman. It’s a remake of a classic kdrama, Giant, which I just watched not too long ago. So far TGC has been following the original closely.

However my mom raised a question: Why did the childhood part end so quickly?

My answer: Cuz the leads are too famous and this boy is not Yoo Jingoo.😉

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Are you watching Craftsman with subs? Can’t find subbed eps anywhere.

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No, I haven’t seen subs yet, not even a HD source yet. I can’t stream the legal Chinese sites due to region restrictions

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I think one needs to be at the right mood to enjoy Fangirl. If it is not your thing right now, it's fine. 😉 I dropped or even didn't start better dramas just because of my mood / inner needs (or time 😢)... sometimes I just need something soothing... like Kim Jae Wook's loving smiling eyes 😊
(That's of course not only that, Ryan is a recpectful man who is not afraid to say sorry and who finds Deokmi's fangirl side cute... plus... Latte 😆)

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While I like him (the character) enough, I’m not seeing any challenges to this character to love him (the actor).

I AM in the mood for more of DM’s fangirl story, but it’s currently on haitus. Even the stalker is just sitting in the office.

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The challenge in WWWSK is for the male lead to get over his post-traumatic stress and not be an ego driven mess (loved him), the challenge in HPL is for both parties to deal with the insecurity they have which I think is generally easier for people to relate to. However, I can see why that doesn't excite viewers though I love it.

I love both dramas. I think WWWSK got dissed too much for being fluffy when it broke so many of the tropes. My only nitpic is Sec Kim should have gotten a promotion. I love HPL for really focusing on a couple getting to truly know each other and having such human doubts about opening their hearts.

I always get a kick out of seeing how different viewers see the dramas.

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My Fellow Citizens: 9.5/10 By far my favorite of current shows. Kim Min-jung knocked a lot of people's socks off with her performance in Mr Sunshine, but now that just seems like a warm-up/audition for her role here. And the music doesn't suck.

Abyss: 8/10 Bonus point for reaper cameo. Not bad, but I'm having more fun commenting than watching.

Her Private Life: 6.5/10 Maybe if I were the type to squee over kisses I'd rate it higher.

Secret Life of My Secretary: 4/10 What's Wrong With Sec Kim meets 800,000 face-blindness shows. With standard corporate power struggles and assorted childhood traumas & mysteries. And a bit of Happy to Die. Not quite as terrible as I expected. Sensory Couple, Beauty Inside, Surplus Princess, Girl Who Sees Smells, Undateables, -- make that 800,005. Only made it halfway thru day 2, and unlikely to continue.

Confession: When subs finally showed up I watched about 10 minutes and decided I just.didn't.care. Bye.

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Don't mind me, I'm just moving through the comments section agreeing with everyone who's raving about My Fellow Citizens. I just love it. And I completely love its use of music. It's weird that I never comment about it though since it's the only airing show I'm watching at the moment and I think it's great.

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Abyss. Even though I love AYS very much since Splash-splash Love until 30 but 17, just like everyone else said AYS seems not that ready to be main lead opposed to PBY. Maybe it's too early but I'm expecting their chemistry since very first ep which hasn't appear yet. There is Seo In Guk as cameo and I start to wonder if the male lead is him, it'll be more fun to watch.

Different Dreams.
Lol Im Ju Hwan fell in love toward Lee Yo Won for like two or three seconds after their eyes meet. It's okay. I can't wait for next episodes. Is Yu Ji Tae related to Go Ae-Shin or something because their spirit and love for country is no joke.

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Mother of Mine: After 3 weeks worth of accumulated episodes I am finally caught up. Yay. So this series has four types of characters for me: The ones I love to watch (Mi Ri and Tea Joo basically plus mom and cutie Da Bin, especially with grandpa), the ones I love to hate (the corporate types CEO mum and chairman dad), the annoying selfish ones (Mi Sun’s husband and mother in law), and the I don’t mind but I don’t care for much characters (Mi Sun, Mi Hye and people surrounding her).

Mi Ri was being punished by the CEO for speaking truth to power but her motives are originating from her feelings towards her mother. I really hate Mi Ri’s birth mother. She is a nasty piece of work. Coming from humble origins herself and trying to make it in a man’s world she’s the one that should understand Mi Ri the most but she’s one of those people who does ten times worse what was done to her to others. She was trying to squash Mi Ri because she dared to defy her. I expected that to backfire on her for two reasons though: 1) I couldn’t wait to see her reaction when she learns she’s torturing her own daughter and I wanted that to happen before the 11th hour and I wanted her to suffer as she made Mi Ri suffer and even then I don’t want her to be easily forgiven. I hate this aspect of weekend dramas most. Bad people are all forgiven very easily in the end. It’s not fair. But I didn’t expect she would learn the truth anytime soon because I expected her objection to Mi Ri as a potential mate to Tae Joo first. 2) Because of her closeness with Mi Ri Tae Joo started to see what a nasty piece of work her omoni is. I thought he already likes her a lot but once he completely falls in love omoni will lose his respect.

Tae Joo learned his lesson and is supporting Mi Ri but as he started to ask her omoni to understand Mi Ri he will be torn apart between the two women in his life at some point. Tae Joo’s drunken banmal confession was cute. LOL. But I’m impressed he didn’t take it back when he sobered up. After his relentless pursuit she also took the first step towards him by joining him for a drink, apologizing, inviting him to call her sunbae outside of work. His distress when she revealed her plans of resigning and going overseas prompted him to take his confession to a higher level from liking to falling in love accompanied with a kiss! His persistence paid of in the end as he is now freely able to hold hands with her outside of work. Too bad it won’t be long until shit hits the fan and they will be torn apart as episode 14 is way too early for lovers to unite in a 50 episode family drama (which is my gripe with them, they may start great but most of them extend the 2 episode angst of the 16 episode dramas to over 10 episodes – I wish I wasn’t a completist and could skip those 10+ episodes). Anyway, back to the topic at hand: I am very wary of many things and annoyed by many things with the latest developments. First, I was surprised at how early “she is my...

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First, I was surprised at how early “she is my daughter” reveal came (but once Mi Ri decided to resign I was expecting it because what else would stop her?). That was an unexpected twist but I don’t know whether it is a welcome one yet (most likely not). Yes, I did not want the evil witch mom to be redeemed in the last few episodes, I wanted her to suffer at length but looking at her mom is right, she is subhuman, she is selfish. I don’t think she is capable of deep suffering. She is still unable to see her own faults, take responsibility of her decisions and their outcomes, but continues to blame others. But that is not unexpected. What I didn’t expect is Mi Ri’s easy forgiveness. She didn’t even show token resistance. We haven’t seen a heart to heart talk or anything between them so I assume it hasn’t happened. And then she breezes into work the next day all smiles, decides to take back her resignation. What the hell? How much more will this hurt mom who is yet to forgive her?

Mi Sun’s husband is really ungrateful towards her mother in law and I can’t stand his mother. I so cheered at his wife’s outburst when she piled up all his things to sell to hire a babysitter and pointed out they were able to afford all this stuff plus the house due to her mother’s help. And I am very annoyed by her doormat attitude towards her mother in law – that is not respect. A some point that woman needs to be told off (by someone other than her husband as she couldn’t care less what he thinks).

I don’t know who intervened with Mi Hye’s acting (the director? an acting coach?) but after episode 11 (double episode 21-22) she toned down the overacting a bit so she is not as annoying as before but I still don’t care for her story. Talking abut acting, Mi Ri is acting too much like a teenager with Tae Joo during skinship scenes, she was like a deer in headlights in the first few times which looks ridiculous for a 34 year old successful business woman no matter her lack of experience with man. Tae Joo who is the hobae in acting as well is much more natural. But I have seen the actress in other roles so it must be the directing – wrong choice.

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Her Private Life: They were cute as they are. That childhood connection is really unnecessary.

I enjoyed watching the office folk’s discomfort during their breakup as well as their reunion because it works in a romcom but it is very unprofessional. I would have hated to deal with it in my workplace. I have had friends who hung out with the same group of people who broke up and continue to hang out and even that was very uncomfortable to witness.

Deok Mi wanting to make a gif of her makeout session with Ryan. LOL. A fangirl after my own heart. They are really playing to fangirls with this one.

They are still dressing Ryan very inconsistently including some very in awful oversized clothes. The man has a model’s build, put him in something nice please!

The hostility between Eun Gi and Da In implies they will try to pair everyone in the end.

I understand Seon Joo is Deok Mi’s friend and wants to protect her but wasn’t she supposed to be Eun Gi’s friend as well? Hiding that Deok Mi is dating Ryan was a terrible advice and idea. She causes great embarrassment, heartbreak and pain.

The cat is out of the bag about Ryan knowing her secret, which means firstly Eun Gi cannot go round saying she needs someone whom she could be honest with. I wonder if Ryan will reveal her Latte persona to Deok Mi.

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My problem dealing with professional romances in real life is the parties involved tend to be married.

K-dramas are trendy, and I am seeing those oversized clothes make a comeback which I will see them on my side of the pond in the next year or so. Oy

I think he spills the beans about Latte so we'll see!

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Can you clarify why it is a problem when parties are married? I meant when office couples (dating or married) bring their private problems into the workplace. If people can act professionally I am not against office romance or anything. In fact, with the lifestyle of today most people meet their partners at work.

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Unstoppable High Kick: I am passed the halfway point and the only development so far is Jun Ho thinking teacher favors him (which he sorely needs as he is the family’s scapegoat for everything) so it’s not surprising he is falling in love with her. It is also semi-revealed that the uncle broke up with her because he was told of by her family (who heard of the affair from a blabbing friend) for being a divorcee.

Abyss: Like it!

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1. Her Private Life - be still, my heart. Thank you Ryan Gold and DeokMi for bringing me out of my recent kdrama slump.
2. Possessed - finished watching this. Despite the very bleak ending, it was a well-made drama.

I found myself watching a lot of variety shows - I Live Alone, Running Man..those that I had stopped few years ago. No show could ever replace 2D1N though, and my heart breaks every time Sunday come and there's no 2D1N to look forward to. Variety shows are good. Less time consuming, less emotional attachment, tons of fun.

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hi mrsdimple! saw your comment and I gotta agree that no show could replace 2d1n... I'm a fan too and it's depressing because of the hiatus.. (-__-).. let's just wait for some good news in the future,,

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@chieklet yep, exactly. The hiatus is depressing. Hoping for good news in the future as well

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I miss 2D1N too

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Me too. If you have KBSWorld, it seems on one of the weekdays, Wednesdays they are repeating season 1. If you are a fan of season 1 cast and crew like me you would thoroughly enjoy watching them older episodes. I do wish the current cast and crew return minus JJY.

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@rochinipark I've been watching since Season 1 too, which is why this current hiatus hurts me so much. It's like parting with a best friend of more than 10 years..
Thanks for the heads up! Will tune in if I can make it =)

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Her Private Life - This week's highlight. The lead romance makes me giddy and happy. The kiss scenes are the most natural ones I’ve ever seen. Ryan Gold is one of my favorite leads ever. He’s cute, clever, handsome, considerate, caring, etc. I’m glad Kim Jae Wook is playing a great character after seeing him play the second lead in Temperature of Love. Not sure how I finished that.

Nokdu Flower - Only on EP 5-6. I like the actors and their acting and I’m curious about the story, but it’s also going to be a heavy one. I'm not quite addicted to it yet.

Beautiful World - EP 3. Another interesting drama, but also sad and slightly disturbing so far. There were several moments that made me want to cry.

Possessed - Finally finished this drama a while ago. It was too bleak in the last few episodes. I was ready to move on. I could accept the leads' actions in the finale because Dae Doo was such a powerful enemy, but there were still too many excessive deaths to the point where I became numb to it all. No one knows that Pil Sung saved the world. The drama started off so well, but the writing was weak in the 2nd half. I'm glad I got to see Song Sae Byeok for the first time though.

I’ve been feeling tired this week (and that's way after finishing Possessed lol). The 2 darker dramas are good, but I’m not quickly chipping away at each episode. Feels like I need another crack, fun drama to watch besides the dark ones and waiting for HPL.’

Anyways, looking forward to Voice 3 today~! Heard mixed reviews on Abyss so I will wait on that before checking it out.

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Her Private Life - Soooo good. I found my self squeeing at various points in the show. Ryan Gold has become the gold standard for rom-com MLs from now on.. those kisses melted me and my screen.

Abyss: Okay start...I think I was more excited by the cameos from Seo In-Guk and Jung So Min (she does great cameos right? the one in WWWSK was fantastic as well) . I do like Park Bo Young so I will soldier on to episode 2 . And it is on Netflix so I can watch on the commute.

Fight My Way- Rewatched this. Still as good as I remembered. When is Park Seo Joon going to do his next drama?!

Avengers Endgame- I am a MCU fan but was taken slightly aback to my emotional response to this film. I was teary-eyed at the end. Definitely going to see that again.

Memories Of the Alhambra: rewatching this with my family. I know it is a flawed drama but there were some good innovative ideas and Hyun Bin’s acting was on point. It is going to be interested what my family who are in their second year of watching K dramas think.

Run BTS!- discovered this variety show series on V live through an article on my news feed. I am a fan of their music but not so hardcore..I have to say they are very delightful and get up to some very funny shenanigans. After watching a couple of episodes, I felt I knew the members and found myself saying ‘Ahh, that is so J-Hope’ LOL 😂

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i didn't watch any of them 😀😀😀but i"ll do it very soon,,which movie should I watch the first time,i think they all are great

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Thank goodness yesterday was the last day for Teacher’s Appreciation day!! I am exhausted. This week is even busier. 😓 The only thing that I get caught up is My Fellow Citizens. I have watched four episodes of Different Dream. It seem good so far. I will continue it for now. I am behind of Chinese dramas due to waiting for subs for Le Coupe de Fondue, Put your Head on your shoulders and Detective L. Legend of White snake. I watch here and there. But, not really interesting because to be honest. I like the original better. I love the cast but the main lead couple is pretty boring once they get married. My favorite story is green snake. I am gonna watch to the end for her story. Lol

Have a great weekend. Happy Mother’s Day to all beanies here. I hope you have wonderful day tomorrow with your love ones. We are not doing much. We are just gonna visit my mother in law. My aunt is in Europe. Therefore, we are not going to celebrate Mother’s Day for my grandmother. I am just gonna call my mom tomorrow and kids will call her too. Happy Mother’s Day!!!!

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Lol @mary. Re DOCTOR PRISONER. Hang in there (from your mouth to Writer-nim’s hand).
Namgoong Min et al have been wonderful in DP. It is a great go with the flow drama. ( I have this idea that there are 2 teams of writers. Someone determines who goes first. Team 1 writes a 30 minute segment and tosses it to team 2. Team 2 then writes a 30 minute segment and tosses it back to team 1 and back and forth it goes.)

I am also a Kim Kyung-Nam fan. What a year he had in 2018: PP, CAHM and FBS. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to work in INSPECTOR JO.

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Aww... time... I totally understand the lack of it. So I feel guilty saying this but it’s the truth: Kim Kyung-nam in Inspector Jo is like aaaaall the things you liked about his past roles, put in one endearing character.

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@marcusnyc20 you can save INSPECTOR JO for a fun binge watch later, or to balance the gravitas of sageuks 😄

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What a great KKN endorsement @mary. Remember, I watched GO BACK SPOUSES because of the praise you had given it. GBS climbed up as one of my favorites so I trust your judgement.
Great idea @wishfultoki. I will need something different this summer after watching TCC, HAECHI, NOKDU FLOWER and probably (not 100% yet) ARTHDAL CHRONICLES.

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Speaking of sageuks, I’m not sure about ARTHDAL CHRONICLES myself... but I will binge HAECHI or NOKDU FLOWER once they’re over, depending which show gets the better reviews. For now I’m really happy watching SIX FLYING DRAGONS thanks to beanie recommendations. It’ll be good prep for MY COUNTRY.

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Thanks for the reminder of MY COUNTRY!
Great cast. According to AsianWiki filming began in March so I am guessing MC will be preproduced. I am glad it is scheduled for a September airing. It will give us sageuk fans a little break this summer.

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1. Confession- I am curious to see the last two episodes
2. The secret life of my secretary- Oh, this is extremely cute and enjoyable, I just love both main leads, can't wait for the next 2 episodes
3. Different dreams- interesting, serious plot, great actors...

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Her Private Life & A Beautiful World are the only two dramas I've been watching. Wish I had something else to keep my mind off a series of doc appointments these next few weeks! </3. But DAMN are these shows good.

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Special Labor Inspector Jo: I love Mr. Jo and his former students. Deok-gu is hilarious and Do Ha has emerged as quite an intriguing character.

My Fellow Citizens: As always, I love the women in this drama.

Abyss: I'm giving it four episodes. I hope the main characters grow on me, especially the male lead who is just too dumb and shallow and played by an actor who is a little too green to make it palatable for me.

The Secret Life of My Secretary: So tropey but the second hour was better than the first and mindlessly entertaining enough to get me to tune in for another week.

Her Private Life: I mostly like the OTP's scenes together but dislike everyone and everything else.

Different Dreams: The first episode was rather confusing, but I liked the twist at the end of the second.

A Beautiful World: This drama has so many moments that hit me so hard. I have to be in the right mood to press play but I'm totally immersed once I do.

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My wife and I are glued to "Smile Dong-hae". This means that I have now fallen behind on "My Fellow Citizens".

I am watching Woo Hoo Waikiki 2 on Viki- and the subtitling is going slowly. I am enjoying it though.

"Her Private Life" is very good.

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jin ki joo is going to places man. i am watching the secret life of my secretary just for her.

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HER PRIVATE LIFE: Honestly, this drama is quite inconsistent for me. I really enjoyed episode 6 but seven bored me. Sometimes the plot’s good and other times just plain weird (her best friend hitting on her clearly uncomfortable employee). Not to mention that a lot of the character’s are just irritating or add nothing to the plot. But most importantly, I really like Ryan and Deok Mii together. R seems to have a good head on his shoulders, DM’s view on her painting and dealing with sadness is quite beautiful. Pretty excited to continue. Just not sure that it can stay interesting for 16 episodes. (ep. 6-7)

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Marriage Contract

I've picked it up since yesterday and I've fallen in love with the show after 2 episodes already which have effectively ended my kdrama slump. I love there's a good steady flow of developments without throwing too much info at the audience. I look forward to see the evolution of Eun-Sung and Mr.Han's relationship, starting out as not liking each other to eventually warmed up to each other. I'm not loving the subplot of the ex-girlfriend and Ji-Hoon brother, I hope it gets more interesting in the later episodes.

I don't know if Ji-Hoon's mother have depression or it's just her personality, based on how she cried and left him with his father because she couldn't raise him properly, being a neglectful parent to him and seeing how she felt so much guilt over that even years later, it appears to me she is suffering from depression which can make it hard for anybody to be able to take good care of themselves, let alone take good care of their own kids without getting proper help. I hope the show gets to explore that part of her mental illness and addressing it to be able to develop a more healthier relationship with her son Ji-Hoon. If it doesn't address the mental illness aspect, I'll settle for Ji-Hoon's mother to realize she need to change and better herself in order to be a better mother to Ji-Hoon.

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I picked this up recently too! Isn't it lovely? 😍

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@mechanicalartist @frabbycrabsis
Marriage Contract is a lovely show. Eun Sung is played by one of the best little actresses I've ever seen. The relationship developments were warm and the ending made sense.

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I respected the ending a great deal. I don't know why I walked out of the show feeling slightly dissatisfied though. I felt like where they were taking the show was not where it ended up. But I can't fault them for leaving it where they did or for telling the story they ended up telling.

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Where did you think they were taking the show? Just curious.

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I expected it to be a bit lighter and a bit more fun. It got very depressing, especially in the back half.

I admit I'm being contradictory about it - it was a much better show than I was expecting it to be and the ambiguity of the ending was perfect. I was just hoping to have a few more resolutions, even though I know they probably wouldn't have been satisfying.

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Also, I don't want to ruin things for Mechartist so I'll try to keep being vague. I never felt as though he fell in love with her. I felt as though he fell in love with her daughter and with the person he was when he was with her.

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With my Korean 402 finals coming up, I shouldn't be marathoning "Her Private Live," but I am >.<

It is so adorable. I wouldn't have imagined Kim Jae Wook in a comedic role, but I would be wrong. In fact, his buttoned up style makes it just that much funnier. I have finished five episodes, so I am forcing myself into an hour of studying before soldiering on.

I am up to Episode 15 of Doctor Prisoner, only two episodes in on the Abyss and I have only completed episode 10 of Confession. *Sigh* so many episodes to catch up on all of them.

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HPL going strong! Hot kisses!
Watched Angry Mom and its one of my favourite dramas now. Love each and every character, even the baddies! So well written. I was thinking that Angry Mom should have been given a civilian award in the end but then realised that the new President is of Hong's choosing or something like that. That would've been great.
Going to give Special Labour Inspector Jo a try, its by the same writer right? Is there going to be a series review on it?

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I didn't know Inspector Jo is from the Angry Mom writer! It has the same vibes as Chief Kim. But both associations can be considered a compliment.

I would love to do something for Inspector Jo but I've yet to finish the recap for Light in Your Eyes. T___T We'll see.

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Didn't enjoy Episode 1 of Abyss much Episode 2 was great! The mistaken identity hijinks to come will be funny I guess.

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I started watching Abyss and Secret Life of My Secretary (primarily for the female leads) and like both so far!

Abyss' first ep was kinda boring because PBY only appeared by the end of it but the 2nd ep was good! I like that the two main leads were friends before the events started. Somehow from the synopsis I thought this would be two strangers. So, I really like the relationship of our leads! And is it only me or was she already invested/interested in him before his body change?

Secret Life of my Secretary is -so far- basically a mix of Jugglers, Rich Man and the rest of the secretary-boss-romcoms. But it's charming and the main lead isn't a total jerk (no comment on the actor) and the female lead has that spunk without being annoying.

Besides those K-Dramas, I'm watching C-Dramas Guardian and HIStory 3 Trapped. All that chemistry, yessssss. And all those fanfic tropes in HIStory 3, mafia boss + police detective, enemy to friends to lovers, the having-to-live-together-suddenly trope, just all of them i love it. Also one of the male leads reminds me so much of Colin Morgan in his Merlin-days...it's the ears and the cute hair, I can just adore him.

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@chilinh chi,
Yay for GUARDIAN! And the English translation of novel by Rainbow Se7en:
https://www.wattpad.com/story/153357561-guardian-english-version-bl-novel

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Thanks so much for the link!

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You're most welcome, @chilinh. ;-)

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Currently binge watching The Guest. So, I decided to put on hold for the latest episodes of Her Private Life just because I dont wanna get mix up between Choi Yoon and Ryan Gold! Love both of them tho'😍

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So I'm going to take a moment to talk about What The Duck because it's second (final) season has been airing in Thailand and I tuned in this week to watch a few episodes.

Now, I openly admit to going down a BL rabbit hole at one point although when I came up I realised I'm not a huge fan of the genre for a number of reasons. I totally get why people are. There are some good ones - especially out of Taiwan. But while Thai BL is a genre in and of himself, most of them are just inadequate remakes of Lovesick and nearly all of them have problematic elements in them.

And then I watched the first season of What the Duck.

So, what was different about it? Well, for a start it established all the standard tropes of a BL and then basically threw them all up into the air in the back half. The sexual harassment, the psycho girlfriend, the problematic consent issues - all these problematic aspects of Thai BL - were critiqued rather than embraced. It also has far more realistic portrayals of the seedier side of things. As one disappointed fan said, ironically but without irony, "it's about actual gay people".

So I've been looking forward to season 2. A lot. I haven't seen any decent BL since Taiwan's History series cut short its excellent season 2. But what has What The Duck: Final Call served up for its final episodes? A bad gay soap opera with awful sexual violence. I don't need to see what I saw in the first few episodes of this season. I don't. I definitely don't need to see it portrayed as romantic.

I don't need to see all the conflict being external conflict by evil schemers who want to drive our main couple apart for insane reasons. Especially since our main couple isn't a couple and that's actually the main conflict here.

I have no idea how the same people who wrote the first season wrote this. It's terrible. I am out.

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It was. It really was. There was so much sexual violence in the first few episodes. And in one particular case, the victim of it decided he liked it and wanted to stay with his abuser.

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I couldn't watch that.

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It was a real shock. There was also a date rape in there. From what I gather, I'm not the only person angry about it. I imagine they've lost a lot of viewers over it.

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anyways i'm assuming the next episode after that happens to the kid is better....

i sat through quite a bit of addicted heroine i think that was my first bl and i was just fucking flabbergasted lmao everyone told me that shit like bl and yaoi was violent but i was rly like WTF AND WOMEN R WRITING THIS? LOL PLEASE STOP

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I watched Heroin/Addicted in a bit of vacuum. I heard about it because of the huge censorship controversy with the Chinese government cracking down on portrayals of homosexuality (as well as some other weirder things like time travel).

So I watched Heroin/Addicted out of curiosity not entirely knowing what to expect. And to be honest, I thought that it was trying to portray a dysfunctional and violent relationship as a dysfunctional and violent relationship. I mean, she called it 'Heroin' (or Addicted, depending on the translation). I don't think she intended it to be this great gay love story.

I couldn't believe they had a scene in that where Gu Hai kidnaps Luo Yin, ties him up, and sexually assaults him. None of their sex scenes are consensual (in fact in the source text he rapes him so badly he needs surgery).

It's a dark and hugely disturbing piece of work. Which is fine if you intend it to be. But what does the internet say about it? It's a whole heap of tween fangirls gushing over how romantic it is! That's more disturbing than the show itself.

So while I'm disturbed about Chinese censorship, I don't think a second season of Addicted was that great a loss. But, yeah, Chinese BL is violent. Thai BL has elements of it as well (take Make it Right, which has rape and serious consent issues too).

Honestly, it's why Taiwanese BL is just so nice in comparison. Crossing the Line in particular (and even Right and Wrong) were super sweet.

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the original text of a lot of these are like huge lessons in absolutely absurd consent. i watched advance bravely (which i rewatch occasionally, it's cute) and tried reading the text (which is poorly written but we get translations on wattpad so like...) and there's a lot of like, casual issues with consent. it's less jarring if it isn't that violent, i didn't know this about the book and that's disgusting lol

wrt censorship: that's a whole other can of worms. what happened to the both of them was insanity lol it's really really hard to get this stuff out

and yea i didnt want a second season. their last two kisses are the only thing i can sit through. honestly i cannot believe it still. and you're right. my issue would be if this were a case study in like abusive rships and the danger (happy together!!!) it would be fine but the reception says otherwise. this is common in yaoi/bl/and even the m/m genre (written by women, generally erotica)

but that also goes for women writing hetero rships because in romance a lot of violence or misogyny etc is not taking seriously or women are just really okay with it. it's a troubling stat tbh and it's really traumatic as a woman to watch certain things happen.

maybe what i'm referring to is make it right. it was something and i just exited and didn't look back.

you are CORRECT about taiwanese BL. lmao i cant watch right and wrong but i feel u. I LOVE crossing the line. every bit of it lmao. i'm watching trap now and it's cute. the acting is painful but it's so fun lol

(also, again, crossing the line.....!!!!!! cute!)

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Re Right or Wrong - I know why you can't watch it. Everything about that relationship is wrong on paper. Everything. But somehow it's right, it works and I have to give the writers credit for bring people along on the journey and for even calling the piece 'Right or Wrong'.

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Yeah, Make it Right had two main ships - the first one involved one party being so drunk they couldn't consent and the other one was a straight out, uncontested rape. He even had injuries that needed to be treated. And the show acted like the rapist was just so super sweet for taking his victim to the doctor the next day to get treated for his rape injuries.

Initially I was okay with the drunken consent thing because he knew he was wrong. He knew he was too drunk, he knew he couldn't consent and he knew he shouldn't have gone through with it. But then the show portrayed that guilt as greater than the feeling of violation of the victim. And it did it again later with another sexual crime - it's okay for you to do this as long as you feel bad about it afterward.

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ok yea i think this is what i saw unfortunately. and wow that's bad. i don't even know what to say, just intense disappointment lol it's also very alarming

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Her Private Life: Squeeeeee!
Confession: At episode 13 and still catching up. I'm looking forward to seeing how all the strings come together.
Beautiful Life: I waited so that I can watch this weekend's episodes back to back. I just didn't think that I could take the frustration of all this sexual assault misunderstanding/ confusion for longer than necessary. Not sure what's going on, but I just can't see Seon Ho as someone who'd do that. This more than any other story line in the show fills me with dread and I really don't want to be disappointed in our boy.
Put Your Head... Shoulder: Just so cute. I'm really looking forward tot he final episodes. I watched the teasers through the end on Youtube and I can't wait to see it all play out.
Coupe de Foudre: This has been a delightful surprise! I watched it to kill time between PYHOMS episodes, but I think I might like it even more. I love the cuts of the lead couple in the current time as a married couple. It gives me Reply 1988 vibes and I love that they even used a clip from R88 in one of the openings! My favorite was watching the reserved ML be down for role playing "adulterous couple" in the hotel room. I laughed so hard and was a little shocked at the passionate kisses!
Abyss: Well, it's off to an OK start. I'll tune in to see where it's going, but I don't love it or hate it. Park Bo Young is always sort of "meh" for me, so that's not even a selling point. I hope it's good; if nothing else because I love the ease of watching on Netflix.

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@csmith CS I'm with you on Confession, Head on Shoulder and LCDF which I only just started. Laughed like crazy at the latter.

Confessions' nets have been cast and are certainly being drawn tighter and the big fish are trying to jump out.

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