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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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Catch the Ghost: I almost ignored this show after seeing lots of complaints against the heroine (without context to guide me, as I’m just sorting them to remove spam, heh). But the pull of Kim Sun-ho’s dimples was too strong! I’m glad my shallow side won out because I ended up loving this show. Maybe I’m speaking with the benefit of a straight marathon, but I wasn’t repelled by Yoo Ryung’s recklessness at all. I’ve seen this type of character loads of times in dramaland, except it was the hero bulldozing through logic to get to the truth. What I liked about Yoo Ryung is she wasn’t the usual vendetta-obsessed robot who eventually only softens in the end. Despite breaking rules and causing trouble the whole series, Yoo Ryung is always sympathetic to the plight of victims and their families. Rather than being “softened” by the other half of the OTP, she was actually the one who made Ji-seok care about something again outside of his huge worry over his mom. That being said, everyone has limits. Yoo Ryung’s actions may be hard to tolerate for some viewers, but there are a bunch of other characters, stories, and dynamics in Catch the Ghost that are worth trying the show out for. I could write a whole love letter dedicated to the different relationships within the squad alone! After the last episode, I caught myself wondering how our subway squad is doing, which speaks a lot to how this drama made them seem like real people fighting undercover-ing to protect innocent train-riders. Goodbye, Show, I’m sorry it’s too late to give you a bean, but my heart will miss you just the same.

Psychopath Diary: For a self-confessed serial shipper, I sure am jumping from one thriller to another instead of finishing my rom-coms. But if we’re talking ships and chemistry, my current favorite is In-woo and Dong-shik’s misunderstanding-laden psychopathic bromance. Yoon Shi-yoon is a must-see in character as the normal-outcast-turned-outcast-by-choice trying to “hide his inner beast”. The show is so good at putting Dong-shik in dangerous situations where he pulls confidence from the belief that he’s a strong psychopath, even as we’re shouting at the screen, “You’re not! Run, you dumbass!” LOL It’s a morbidly funny case of how one’s outlook can totally change one’s life. Who else would laugh and think they’re winning even while they’re being beaten to a pulp? If I were up against Dong-shik, I’d probably start doubting myself too.

 

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Currently recapping: Diary of a Prosecutor

Stove League: It’s refreshing to see a different setting in dramaland! And, surprisingly, I really enjoyed the premiere week. I say surprisingly because I hate team sports and can’t usually get into sports-themed stories. Although this is technically an underdog sports story, it’s a different take than usual. I like that we’re focusing on the off-season and what happens behind the scenes rather than getting another inspirational tale of team triumph. (Not that I hate inspirational stories or teamwork. Just sports.) I’m curious about our mysterious new manager and what his plans for the team are. That meeting where he proved all the management wrong was so satisfying. Oh, and I hate Im Dong-gyu.

Crash Landing on You: I knew going in I’d have to turn off my brain, and it certainly outdid itself with regards to ridiculousness. Now, I love campy ridiculousness when done right (a la An Empress’s Dignity), and this one has potential, but I’m not sold yet. I really didn’t like the first episode (although the whole tornado situation was hilarious) and wasn’t invested at all. But I found the second episode more engaging. So long as it doesn’t try to take itself seriously and goes all in, this could be a fun ride. I’ll just have to think of it as taking place in a parallel universe in which benign tornados whisk you into foreign lands where Hyun Bin is waiting to catch you.

No Second Chances: I’ve been binging this one thanks to the beanie posts, and I’ve finally caught up. The lead couple is great both individually and together. Bak-ha is awesome, and I’ll never tire of watching Hae-jun being owned by that adorable baby. That trio is the only reason I’m watching, to be honest. Everything else is just meh. I skip through all the other storylines at this point. Although I don’t mind the inn residents as an ensemble, I find their individual side plots boring. On another note, I’m starting to have a Pavlovian anger response to Hae-ri’s voice.

 

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Currently recapping: Black Dog

Crash Landing on You: This was more fun and zippy than I thought it’d be! I’ve missed Hyun Bin in dramaland. His deadpan delivery just does it for me, and he’s just always very charming in his roles. I’ve never actually watched anything that Sohn Ye-jin has done, but I’m liking her so far. They have great chemistry and I’m so excited for the fake fiancee shenanigans to come. The Se-ri character reminds me a lot of Chun Song-yi from You From Another Star. They’re both quirky and confident, which makes for a great female lead! I’m not sure how accurately this show portrays the North Korean lifestyle, but it’s definitely interesting to see them live out their day-to-day lives. The PPL here is is amazing and cracks me up!

 
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Happy weekend, dear beanies!

I’ve been watching random shows here and there (No Second Chances -cracktastic fun with great coats- , Crash Landing into You -also cracktastic and they have homemade ramen!- , and Joy of Life -exciting and absolutely hilarious- .) Also, winter break has finally arrived (yay!)so I am now allowed to start watching The Untamed~ (@egads, I survived the wait😭)

Now, those are fun and all, however the highlight of my week definitely has to be Meet Cute with Azzo’s first episode.
The cute! The excitement! The blushes! And don’t forget the two stickies!
It’s one of the best rom-com opening episodes I’ve ever seen. I also saw that the ratings were pretty high from the amount of likes it garnered. It’s well deserved, too. Our FL, @azzo1, is as adorable as ever and the ML has a great smile with fun and flirty personality. I could just feel their chemistry from the first second their eyes met. It was truly magical, y’all. Anyway, I am upset that there isn’t exactly a schedule for this drama but good things come to those that wait. So I shall. Our lovely Azzo, don’t keep us waiting for too long~✨

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#GetThatNumberBackAzzo

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The cute! The excitement! The blushes! And don’t forget the two stickies!

Ahhhh 💘 My comfort zone - fluff light rom com. Don’t go makjang on me, show!

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Charming Guy: Hello.
@azzo1: I - I
Charming Guy: Yes?
Azzo: You - you - g-gave m-me y-your number...
Charming Guy: Azzo? *SINGS* Is it me you're looking for?

#GetThatNumberAzzo
#CallDon'tStall

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I have tried to find MEET CUTE WITH AZZO without success- where can one watch it?

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Meet cute with Azzo aka Sticky Love
There were no trailers or any news about this show and boy was I surprised to see the Pilot episode. Starring our beloved beanie @azzo1 as a female lead, I had to drop everything and watch this show.
The female lead plays a timid office girl but she transforms to this super hyper fan girl at night.
The female lead is kinda dorky yet cute. I loved all the monologue going on in her head while none of her actions matched her thoughts. It was really funny to watch.
The cliffhanger - I did not see that coming. Did she really pass on the sticky to the finance department?? Will she get it back? Will her heart beat for our handsome male lead. (He has the cutest smile btw). Rooting for the sticky notes couple!! Go get that phone number gal!! Pronto!!

P.s Apparently there has been another long running weekender starring Bea @lugirl131415 and I have been living under a rock. Off to binge watching!!

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It was a solid premier. It had everything - romance, humor, suspense. I’m not a fan of cliffhangers but this got to me. And the lead actress was just wonderful! It was the highlight of my week!

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I`m glad we're all liking the first episode! It came out of no where, but the premiere had a great reception and ratings as well!!! Is it too early give azzo a daesang??? I know we haven't seen episode 2 yet, but it was a stellar performance!

Errr,, I guess it's a close fight with YY!!! @yyishere She was amazing too. Transforming into tornado and all; it's one of a kind stunt we don't see everyday.

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Thanks, I try. Gearing up to air more parts.

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Sticky Love is the Netflix title, blue??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

The female lead plays a timid office girl but she transforms to this super hyper fan girl at night.

My kind of female lead! She has a very extraordinary talent in gifing practically the entire episodes of the shows she loved. Amazing amazing female lead! 👍🏼

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Kdrama has two have 2 titles - unrelated and impossible to connect. I had no choice :)

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Happy weekend everyone! I've been in a bit of a drama slump but finally found a couple dramas I'm loving!

Meet Cute with Azzo ep. 1 The pilot for this drama started really strong! So far I'm loving the adorable FL @azzo1 she is smart and professional but so cute and shy when the super charming ML showed up. Will she retrieve his number? Or will they bump into each other again and she'll boldly give him her number this time???? I'm thrilled to find out!

BEAuty and the Lacrosse Player S3 ep. 1 Still loving this long running weekender. We are now onto the 3rd season and we've had another 5 year time jump after bea @lugirl131415 graduated university, leaving Sebastian behind to be a strong and independent woman. So you can't understand how thrilled I was with the 3rd meet cute between them. It was so cute when bea accidentally bumped into Seb while trying to catch the bus to her high paying job, and accidentally spilled her Maxim Gold coffee on him. I'm super excited as I heard this will be the last season and they finally get together! 😍 though I was a little sad that @trinpie and her husband Sean Xiao didn't make an appearance yet. Hopefully they will in future episodes!

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Here are the recaps of season 1 ep 1 of both adorable dramas:

http://www.dramabeans.com/members/azzo1/activity/951537/

http://www.dramabeans.com/members/lugirl131415/activity/914582/

Also, its 5am. Why am I awake posting this!? 😆 I hope everyone has a great weekend!! ❤❤

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Omg these are amazing. *runs, not walks, to catch up on both DB Originals*

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LMAO. DB Originals. I really don't like multi-seasons, but since these dramas are licensed by beanies, I`ll happily watch and patiently wait until new episodes or seasons come out!

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By "her husband" @trinpie, you mean OUR husband, right?
*coughs

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OMO Plot twist!!!!!! His highness Sean Xiao’s concubines are fighting!!! At this point, I don’t know who’s the rightful queen. I will watch this. I don’t like period dramas, but i will stay tuned!! 🤓🤓🤓🤓

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As much as I would like to claim that I have mad Yanxi skills, I will respectfully hail @trinpie as Empress of Zhan!!
*serves tea in jade cup

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😱😱 is this some deep inner court scheme that as soon as I relax my guard I will find myself stripped of my Empress title and sent into exile??

If not, then thank you for the tea 😁😁🍵

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Gaaaaasp!!! We are totally going makjang now!!! Omo.

The tea in a jade cup had poison in it!!! 🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭

Oh no, Trin! I’ll call 911! Errrrrr does 911 exist in your sect???

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No no no, the tea is as pristine as my innocent mind, and the eunuch standing behind me is totally not in the scheme....because it is nonexistent, neither is your court maid whom I have not gifted gold ingots for the last 2 years.

*pours more tea and bows

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Sounds quite above board.

This tea is delicious by the by. Even with the substance I smeared inside the mugs to nullify poisons, after hearing about your plot from the guardsman whose family I saved from execution a few years ago. Quite delicious *sips daintily*

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Of course @kimbapnoona *cough cough* 😅 he is most definitely "our" husband... yes..

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JAPAN - 2019 (not included ongoing as well as not translated or half translated)

Ranking - Name - Ratings.
Ratings vs. Points - out of 10 vs. out of 100

1. Ore no Hanashi wa Nagai aka If Talking Paid - 8.5
2. Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku aka My Family Goes Viral - 8 >>> Kinou Nani Tabeta? aka What Did You Eat Yesterday? - 8
3. Hajimete Koi wo Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi aka A Story to Read When You First Fall in Love - 7.5 >>> Kakegurui Season 2 - 8
3. Watashi, Teiji de Kaerimasu aka No Working After Hours - 8
5. Dakara Watashi wa Oshimashita - 7 >>> Follow Saretara Owari - 8.
5. Boku wa Mada Kimi o Aisanai Koto ga Dekiru aka I Don't Love You Yet - 7.5
7. Kore wa Keihi de Ochimasen! aka This is Not a Business Expense - 7.5
7. Nagi no Oitoma aka Nagi's Long Vacation - 7
9. Soshite, Ikiru aka AND, LIVE - 7.5 >>> Hitori Camp de Kutte Neru aka Eat and Sleep at Camp Alone - 8
10. Yuube wa Otanoshimi Deshita ne - 7 >>> Koi no Yamai to Yarougumi aka Class Crush - 7

Doki no Sakura aka Our Dearest Sakura - 7
4-punkan no Marigold aka Marigold in 4 minutes - 7
You and I on the G-String - 7

Pure - 8
Scams - 7
Heaven - 7
Ore no Sukato, Doko Itta? aka My Skirt, Where Did It Go? - 7
3 Nen A Gumi: Ima kara Mina-san wa, Hitojichi Desu - 7
Channel wa Sonomama!! - 6.5

KOREA - 2019

1. I Hate Going to Work - 8
2. Arthdal Chro - 6.5
2. The Running Mates: Human Rights - 7
4. Hotel del - 4.5 >>> Be Melodramatic - 6
6. Different Dre - 6.5
7. Love Affairs in the - 6
8. When the Devil Calls Your - 6.5
9. Wind Bell - 7

Diary of a Prosecutor
Hot Stove League

CHINA - 2019 ( not included the ongoing as well as not subbed)

1. Hello Debate Opponent - 7
3. Mr. Fighting - 7
5. All is Well - 6

TAIWAN - 2019

1. The World Between Us - 8
2. Yong Jiu Grocery Store - 7

THAILAND - 2019

The Sand Princess - 4

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@wapzy @evie7 @ohjumma @spazmo @lixie @cloggie @bernadett @beantown @mango

2019 - TOP

1. Ore no Hanashi wa Nagai aka If Talking Paid - 8.5
2. Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku aka My Family Goes Viral - 8
3. The World Between Us - 8
4. Kinou Nani Tabeta? aka What Did You Eat Yesterday? - 8
5. Watashi, Teiji de Kaerimasu aka No Working After Hours - 8
6. Hajimete Koi wo Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi aka A Story to Read When You First Fall in Love - 7.5
7. Nagi no Oitoma aka Nagi's Long Vacation - 7
8. Hello Debate Opponent - 7
9. I Hate Going to Work - 8
10. Arthdal Chro - 6.5 >>> Be Melodramatic - 6

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Thanks for the list. I finished If Talking paid, that's definitely a good drama. I started And, Live but I think I want to watch more family dynamics rn so will start My family goes viral.

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Oh thank you for the list. I was going to ask Beanies to recommend some Jdramas since I have only watched three in my entire life!!

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I haven’t watch that many Jdramas but if I may recommend Life (2007) [dark, bullying, friendship] & Rich man poor woman (2012) [romance] are my favorite

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Thanks^^ As I was reading Top Jdramas suggestions on Google I guess I saw RMPW among them and now that you recommend it too I’ll definitely watch it today n then the other one.

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If Talking Paid - 8.5 out of 10

What an outcome. I'm happy with it and i think it was more realistic this way. Mitsuru walking on bridge and everyone around him cheering for him. Good Symbolism right there.

Follow Saretara Owari - 7.5 out of 10. Must watch show.

Nee Sensei - another ridiculous shoujo romance 4/10

Diary of a Prosecutor - 7/10 - We get cartoon prosecutors in Kdramas and there was a void. Writer saw it and beautifully used it to create a script which now is a show. Yes HUMAN prosecutors. Not cartoon extreme too fictional prosecutors.

Hot Stove league - 7/10 You have to agree with hero on almost all fronts. Everyone is trying to interfere in his domain. I can relate to his nature much more. I'm gonna continue.

Black Dog - 4/10 gonna drop this. overly dramatized.

Crash Landing on You - 4/10 - more nonsense romance. i can get behind humour but am strictly against when writer openly mocks audience and insult them. Within seconds writer backtracks and thinks he/she fooled audience. Epilogues itself reduce his/her characters to trash inconsistent idiots. Its fiction but don't make fun of audience's IQ.
Now about show - Ofcourse only a privileged Soldier from well connected family can save heroine in North Korea. I was more in for a regular captain who never ever stepped outside his home came across a foreigner But here hero is enjoying beauties of Europe. yeah yeah.

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I loved when everyone cheered for Mitsuru there. I never thought this fun show will make me cry because even if heartfelt, it was always light hearted but I cried with Mitsuru there.

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Teary eyes almost. That scene directly touches your heart. Also so relatable it is for an average human being.

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I'll be honest, I din't like ep 10 of ITP very much. I expected better, in the end most of the talking was lovely but led to nowhere. The relationship between the teenagers was weird, his mom's suitors didn't get an answer, the bar owner and Mitsuru's was rushed and Mitsuru's arc was about finding something he liked but in the last ep it turned into making him want to do anything. Was he touched in the bridge because of the cheering? It felt so unlike him, I didn't like that scene at all, least favorite moment, straight out of a bad weekender drama. Anyway, still a lovely show.

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Never Twice -- It's so heart warming and fun to see Hae-jun falling for the Park-ha!

Meet Cute With Azzo episode 1 -- I'm loving it! Ahhh, this hazel-green eyes ML is already heads over heels for the FL! I wonder if he had actually seen her before that conference? @azzo1 needs to retrieve that sticker asap. I hope finance guy is just an extra... right? I can't wait for the next episode!

BEAuty and SebastiAn the Lacrosse Player S3 -- Aww what a sweet story! I love how @lugirl131415 turned into a strong and independent woman! Thank you, Kevin and Writer-nim, for allowing this story to blossom!
I'm shipping hard for @trinpie and Sean too!

1N2D season 4 -- I hope episode 2 was just as fun (or more) as the 1st one! Finally, I have my weekend fix back.

A Little Thing Called First Love (cdrama) -- I finished it!!! Most memorable scene: the kiss scene. Most annoying characters: the sunscreen lotions.

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Ah, you think the finance guy is the second lead?? Never thought of that possibility.

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If he is, what would he do with that sticker ?... Suspense !

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OH.MY.GOD! YOU GUYS! This is crazy 😂
I didn't expect this, it was supposed to be just a story that happened, funny so we could all laugh about it and forget it!

And no, poor finance guy! He's happily married and his wife just recently gave birth to their second child, he was so happy that he brought chocolate for everyone!

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I'm happy to hear that we won't be subjected to some silly love triangle. I hate love triangles.

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funny so we could all laugh about it and forget it!

Azzo, you know how this therapy club works. We do not forget. Especially squeal-worthy scenes! Happy Birthday, Azzo! Yknow what I mean 😘😘😉😉😉

I’m so glad there is no love triangle with finance guy as well. @ayaan had hopes in the comments below that he will be our Cupid! I truly hope he is http://www.dramabeans.com/2019/12/team-dramabeans-what-were-watching-187/#comment-3589673

And I love the OST she’s chosen for our two dramas! Amazing OSTs!

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Finance guy could be Cupid then !

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Hahahahaha finance guy as the second male lead 🤣🤣🤣 I love these tropes! We better not have an annoying second female lead tho trying to break up uri OTP. I want the second female lead as azzo’s best girlfriend. Okay let’s call it, her 8-years younger sister is the second female lead here and the voice when she’s not making sense and going through angsty stuff!

At least we know her sister is 8 younger than her. I went crazy for a second thinking it was her twin who is so young 😂😂

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I should really make my sister read those comments!

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I love this idea and would like to see it developed further!

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You deserve an award for persevering through first love. Now it's my turn to finally slog through it lol. I'm up to ep 25 😆 my new year goal will be to finish it before the end of 2020.

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Thank you, Kevin and Writer-nim, for allowing this story to blossom!

Indeed thank you Kevin Xu. https://mydramalist.com/people/17086-xu-kai

I look forward to your appearance next.

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I saw two dramas this week! One just started yesterday and the other one is ongoing but a new episode came out.

Meet Cute Season 1 Episode 1 – This has @azzo1 in it, so it was an automatic watch for me! Loved loved loved the pilot episode. That cliffhanger about that sticky note was so good. Can’t wait to watch more! I always love it when pilot episodes deliver! Highly recommend!

BEAuty and the Lacrosse Player Season 3 – I lost count of the episode, but I’m still watching this because it is so much fun! I’m not into multiseasons but I simply love bea @lugirl131415 and Seb’s story. Such a heart fluttering show. I am a proud Sebashful shipper. I’m not into time skip tropes either, but I’m patiently waiting for their reunion. I’m sure it will be beautiful 😭

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I wouldn't have imagined that a simple (yet important) post-it would be such a great cliffhanger!

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Black Dog (Episode 1-2)
Yes! I love the slice-of-life feeling that I get from the premiere episodes and slightly more unique insight into the school as a company with its own politics and culture amongst the teacher colleagues. There are rude and bratty people that are portrayed but no one feels like an outright villain against our main lead. Also, while there are dramatic events such as the bus crash and the nepotism scandal, the writer is careful enough in using them correctly: the former showcases the psyche and dreams of Ha Neul while the latter highlights the damaging power of bad association. It’s a great start!

Diary of a Prosecutor (Episode 1-2)
It was a little harder to warm up to this premiere as compared to the show above due to its legal setting, but once I did, I enjoyed the narration by our male lead and how it directs the flow of the drama away from the dramatic legal fanfare and towards the characters themselves. The focus on the squad and the rural setting made the episodes a light watch and I pray that Jinyeong isn’t hiding some big corruption from Seoul because that would be one lame conflict. Did I jinx it? I guess we’ll cross that bridge with the vice minister when we get to it, for now, let’s enjoy the reunion firework show!

Chocolate (Episode 5-6)
You know what, I feel really frustrated that we have this stupid and tropey rich hospital family politics as a background for the frenemic relationship between Kang and Jun, but as long as the writer focuses more on the procedural hospice stories rather than the dramatic power-play surgeries, I’ll cut a little slack. There are two big question marks regarding character development: 1) is Jun going to make a move on Cha Young now that Kang cannot be ‘beaten’ in the surgery room? 2) what will Cha Young’s brother do with the first love info? I’m praying hard that we get good arcs for them two!

Psychopath Diary (Episode 9-10)
We’ve been through this song and dance before with the cliffhanger being Bo Kyung finding out something implicating Dong Sik as the serial killer. This time round, the only difference is that Dong Sik is physically right there with her in the discovery so she gets to confront him immediately. Yet, we know that the strong plot armour prevails since the preview shows us Dong Sik running away once more. Maybe it might just be the sequence of events needed to jolt his memory, since at the start of the show he was doing the same? Well, I don’t know. Bad cop trope wasn’t even a surprising twist.

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I have exactly the same feelings about Black Dog and Diary of a Prosecutor (the latter I enjoyed more after second episode)

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Crash Landing of Love: So it got off to a brilliant start that introduced Se-ri well, and then after the first twenty minutes a solid nothing happened. Can something happen now, please?

Black Dog: I don't normally mind long episodes, although this is an exception because I'm so busy chugging through those episodes to start Diary of a Prosecutor, which was probably my most anticipated of these three. Anyhow, it's entertaining. I'm not sure how much I like it yet, but I think these characters have a lot of potential. Not to mention, the school is so rich and complex it feels like even if this was the drama's whole world I wouldn't mind.

Also, when will the rest of the drama specials be released? I'm antsy!

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This is why I cannot move forward crash landing on you. After being transported to north korea I kinda have a feeling that itll get boring. Idk if its a prpblem with my attention span tho 😅

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The setting is so gorgeous, but so far there hasn't been a lot for the characters to do. I think it'll get better, much much better, but it was a slightly underwhelming opening.

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No second chances: love the main couple, and by now I'm quite FF all the rest of the storylines, but the old couple. But just for these two couples the show is worth it. I just hope that Woo-Jae finally will open up his eyes and see that Hae-ri is stupid.

Crash landing: I have mixed feelings. I enjoyed the first two episodes and Hyun Bin is a good reason to watch, but I don't know if it is good enough. We'll see.
Diary of a prosecutor: Same as Crash landing, but with Lee Sun Kyun velvet voice. I'm intrigued so I'll wait for more episodes to decide.

Black Dog: Well, I must admit I have a weakness for Seo Hyun Jin. So far I love her character and how she wants to grow as a teacher and as a person. I feel there's a long journey of teaching and learning ahead. I also like how the school is described and the work of teachers. In dramas and other TV shows we don't usually get to see their struggles with the system. I like the idea of learning more about Korean schools.

People with flaws: Oh, my heart was broken this week. I'm perfectly aware that Minhyeok will not get the girl, but he deserves to be happy!! C'mon, writer!! Have some mercy on him!! I didn't like SeoYeon when he confessed to her... three times!! And she was not faking it, she just didn't believe the guy that can't say a lie.
That aside, I still find the show very funny (I just laugh every scene with Mi-Kyung and Hyun Soo who seem to be the only ones who know what's really happening). And I love the way all characters take care for each other. Specially loved that scene in the bar with a drunk SeoYoon taken care by his big brother.

And I finished One Spring Night. I probably cannot add much to what's been said. I'm happy I didn't watch this one weekly because I would have gone crazy, that's for sure. Besides the love story, I loved the way women are depiced, it's nice to see real women who struggle for their independence and that relate to men as equals and whose only goal is not to get married and provided. Loved the Lee women. I carry them in my heart.

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I would love a season 2 of One Spring Night with the big sister as heroin to see her as single mother with the main characters of the season 1 in a secondary role, and a thirs for the little sister, I'm curious what she will want to do. The trio of sisters was really touching.

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The character of Min-hyeok is an enigma. He is unquestionably a good guy but he too is very seriously flawed. We know why he is flawed: His parents abandoned him to be raised by his Grandmother who may be nice (and rich) but that does not mean that he was not painfully aware that his own parents did not want him- they would rather be doing good deeds in Africa. We saw that, as a child, others looked down on him as not as intelligent or as talented as his 'brother' (who is actually his cousin the first lead in our story). He went on to prove his detractors wrong- and became a talented doctor. Why is he now employed as the school nurse?

There is a real mystery here: Why has he really chosen to abandon his career? I am not talking about the superficial explanation he offered in episode 1. What is really going on here? Min-hyeok's flaw is a very serious one- and it is the reason why I do not feel at all sorry that he will not end up with Seo-yeon. If anything I cannot help but think that his obsession with her may actually be an unhealthy way of avoiding having to face his problem and finally resolve his issue. To put it bluntly- this time it is a good thing for the second lead that the second lead does not get the girl because he needs to do something else much more.

It is my hope that his experience over the course of this drama will lead to a better and truer understanding of himself. We should hope that he comes to see how being a doctor does not have to lead to unhappiness if he can do it on his own terms: Not the way his grandmother wants nor the way his parents have done, nor even according to some generally accepted carrier path at a hospital, but instead on his own terms, Only then will he be ready for the lucky lady who will be there to share his life.

I think that the drama is actually showing us this in the most recent episodes as we have seen Min hyeok and Kang-woo acting so childishly with each other.

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CRASH LANDING ON YOU (Ep.2): I really enjoyed the premiere. I like this writer’s brand of whimsy, and the PPL is hilarious. Bring on the fake fiancé trope! I wasn’t expecting it so soon, but I’ll take it.

HOT STOVE LEAGUE (Ep. 2): The premiere was ok, but I still have to warm up to Namgoong Min’s mysterious character. He’s smart and professional, but there’s something about him that seems off, with those blank eyes.

BICHEONMU / THE DANCE IN THE SKY (Ep. 7): Still enjoying this. The tropes are all familiar but the Chinese elements translated into Korean give it an interesting twist.

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It’s a 2008 drama with Joo Jin Mo, a remake or adaptation of a Chinese epic drama if I understand correctly. I needed more tragic swordsmen after MY COUNTRY and this fit the bill. It may be 10 years old but the martial arts scenes are better than in more recent dramas!

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Oooh & it's subbed?

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I feel the same way about Namgoong Min’s character, sometimes he almost seems other-worldly. The smile when he acknowledged that the owner’s nephew wants the team disbanded was chilling.

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he almost seems other-worldly

For me, Namgoong Min is like a young, Korean Christopher Walken. He's always a little weird in general and hella magnetic.

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Oh, that’s good. I can totally see that.

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Glad to know I’m not alone! He seems most human when speaking to the man in the wheelchair when he’s at home. I haven’t figured out if that’s his brother or maybe an athlete that got injured in the past. Anyway, I’m hoping to learn more about this otherworldly character.

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Still busy with PPop, so dramas as re put into back corner.

I do keep up with Baby Yoda, of course. And this week's episode of The Mandalorian was so so good.

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Baby Yoda is the cutest!

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VIP: I really like the issues they've explored with Hyuna and Mina. Mina and her family were the highlight for me this week.

Black Dog: Going in, this had a few strikes against it: I'm not a fan of Seo Hyun-jin, I'm immediately turned off by 80-90 minute episodes, and school politics can be confusing and boring. All that said, I found the first two episodes promising and will be tuning in for more.

War of Prosecutors: This was unexpectedly funny and refreshing.

Chocolate: The little boys are going to break my heart.

Crash Landing on You: Super cheesy but more entertaining than I expected.

Stove League: Not feeling this one.

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VIP I'm watching it for Lee Hyun Ah, she's the best! She and Cha Jin Ho are really cute. He's the a good male character.

Diary of a Prosecutor The both first episodes looked like an introduction, so I'm waiting before making my opinion. But the fact it's more about people than a big villain makes it refreshing.

Black Dog Why all school dramas are so frustrating?

Wednesday-Thursday : I will have to wait for 2020

Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life More about the cute couple, please!

No Second Chances Like all week-end dramas I watched, I just follow it for one couple (and the cute baby) :p

Stove League I really like it for now.

Chocolate Where is the chocolate? At least, the movie "Chocolat" had a lot of ones in! As a Swiss, I feel betrayed.

Crash Landing on You It looks like the perfect Kdrama : humor, action and famous tropes like fake dating and cohabitation. For the end, how they could end together? The writter reunited an alien with a earthling, I'm confident she will find a solution!

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I'm waiting for more chocolate too although most of the food looks delicious. We'll have to settle for the PPL opening scenes for now.

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The food looks yummy! But the title is misleading for now :p But maybe is for the best, I remembered craving for chocolate after the movie.

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Your description of Cha Jin Ho is so spot on. He is just a good male character and I adore him.

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I love how he respects her, how he apologized to her.

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Thanks @mary for putting into words (or providing a defense) for those of us enjoying this strange drama PSYCHOPATH DIARY. I am YSY fan so I was going to be there anyway but this thing is something else.
Of course it is not all fun and can be creepy as hell. You mentioned the psychopathic bromance between our MLS but what I really enjoy is the admittedly one sided Chil-sung (Heo Sung-tae) and Dong-shik bromance.
HST usually plays a “heavy” and bad guy.
(YSY and HST have history together- the recent YOUR HONOR.)
However, it seems Director-nim has given HST permission to totally cut loose in his portrayal of his character and he is having a ball.
Every time he bellows “hyungnim” I want to laugh.
In a way he was cast in type and then directed to act against type if you follow.

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After finishing my blurb, I got to the part where room 708 ajusshi is pledging loyalty to Dong-shik! LOL

As for the creepiness, it’s lighter than the normal OCN shows (is it Dong-shik’s dumbness?) so I don’t mind it at all.

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I finished LIVE . I really liked it. It’s really heartbreaking. I grew attached to all the characters except the 2 main 😅 Han Jung Oh & Yeon Sang Soo. Yeah I just didn’t like them, they’re the kind of people I cannot stand in real life. I could also have done without their romance. It just felt weird & out of place.
That writer really has a thing for breaking your heart, & making me feel all these emotions. (I don’t know if I could make my feelings come across (English 😖).

I just started Prison Playbook . I’ve only watched 1 ep, but I already know I’m gonna love it 😍. It is great.
It’s so weird to see Lee Kyu Hyung as Loony. I did not expect that voice, that character. 😂 I’ve never seen that kind of character in a Kdrama.

Currently airing:
VIP still as great. I really want Jang Nara to just draag them! They both make me just so angry that coward lying cheating piece of filth & that fake sly ahhhh! I’ve never been that angry towards fictional characters.
I love the 2 other couples. Lee Hyun Ah, yes!! they’re dating. They’re adorable. Song Mi Na & her husband are sweet too, they match really well & I love the place where they’re going.

Crash landing on you I actually really like it. Not what I was expecting. I LOVE the fake fiancé trope. I’m really excited for tomorrow’s episode. I really hope this drama will be able to keep going like that through its run. I don’t see how it’s gonna go though; how the writer is planning to finish this.
& No 2nd season please.

I recently finished The secret life of my secretary (didn’t like it. Not the characters, she kept lying to him, I don’t get the hype around Veronica Park) & Something about 1% sweet but kind of too low budget for my taste, I also just skipped scenes with the ML’s family, some of the acting was so so too. But I still enjoyed it, it was lovely.

I forgot Watcher I’ve watched a few more ep but it’s on hold for now. For some reason I can’t seem to get into it. It just fails to pull me in. I don’t want to drop it since there’s nothing in particular I don’t like & I like the 3 main characters but yeah

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I feel your sentiments with LIVE!

I was also late to the party on Prison Playbook as well but binged it a couple weeks ago. That and Pegasus Market helped nurse me currently through my painful breakup, especially during the holidays.

You know sometimes when you have your eye on a drama but not in the right frame of mind to enjoy it when it's presently airing and save it for a rainy day so to speak. These two I finally watched and thoroughly enjoyed and just what I needed.
Enjoy your ride with Prison Playbook, what a gem!

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Thank you! I just pressed play on the 2nd ep.
Exactly it’s just what I need right now. 🥰

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Prison Playbook is a treat until the end. I have watched it twice, long episodes and all.
The secret life of my Secretary was fun. I suppose it is a matter of taste. Yes, she lied and suffered a lot for it.
Veronica Park is just not a typical second lead, and it was fun to see her, millionaire and all, being a side kick of our female lead. But again, it is a matter of taste

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I missed SLOMS first time around but really want to catch it just for Veronica Park. The actress was the FL in Noble, My Love, one of my favorite trashy K-dramas.

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Yeah I’ve watched dramas where the FL lied to the ML but for some reasons this time it didn’t pass.
As for as Veronica is concerned my expectations were just too high since everybody on the fanwall was just raving about her.
But I get why some people would love this drama & both characters.

I’m savouring each ep of Prison Playbook. Where I pressed play & saw the length I thought no why so long & by the end it changed into that’s it?! I need more!

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Crash Landing On You - loving this so far. Seri and the soldiers interaction was hilarious.

Be Melodramatic- I’ve been binge watching this and it’s so good! This kind of drama is really my type. I love all the monologues and the human relationship. It’s very real. ❤️

Ore No Hanashi Wa Nagai - this dramas depends a lot on the script and it really did well. I wasn’t bored and I love Ikuta Toma so much in this. He’s great.

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YASSSSSSSS Be Melodramatic!!!!

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Its interesting Be Melodramatic got such low initial ratings but its become the most ❤️ series of the year.

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Surprisingly, I did a lot more watching than my current situation should allow for... Which kind of explains why I'm so sleepy today! Anyway, didn't get to warm up too much about anything:
*Extreme job (movie): it's a funny romp, super entertaining for a Sunday afternoon!
*Mad Dog, eps 1-4: the first 3 episodes weren't my cup of tea -the second was a really tough watch-, in the 4th we start to get more of a picture of what this drama will be about and there's some (much appreciated) shameless flaunting of Woo Do Hwan's good looks, but still... it's not a bad show, but I just don't feel like trudging on. I guess I'll leave it on hold and give Save me a try!
*Empress Ki: on hold, I'll be back soon!
*People with flaws, eps 1-4: actually I intended to wait out a bit on this one, because I'm weary of shows that start all fun and breezy and turn into an angst-fest on ep 12, but one afternoon I was just feeling tired and put it on on a whim. I enjoyed the toilet humor and the cringy embarrassment moments because I'm a toddler. The cast is exaggeratedly beautiful, but the man-makeup gets a bit distracting, I wished they could take it easier on the lipgloss and on Seo Yeon's older brother's hairspray... Also, I'm nervous about the gay plotline because I really don't want this show to mess it up. Finally, I can't help but feeling sorry for Cha In Ha, such a young guy!

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Crash Landing on You: Even though it has its tropes, it's not set in a police station, hospital or law firm so I'm in.

Chocolate: I'm not watching it yet but have my eye on it. I have serious trust issues with this writer so I will bide my time until it has finished.

Camellia Blooms: Dropped. Maybe someday I will revisit, but it just wasn't working for me so I managed 6 episodes and I'm out. Finding out they extended it made the decision easy.

I've been a bit of a k-drama rut as there are many dramas I would normally watch and enjoy. Just taking a bit of break from watching multiple shows at once.

Via NetFlix I watched The Witcher and thought it was enjoyable.

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Why do you have trust issues with the writer of chocolate?
Ah glad to see I'm not the only beanie that dropped Camellia.

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The writer of Chocolate has written solid dramas, but I still have the scars from A Love To Kill. I can handle dramas that don't have a perfect happily ever after but it has to make sense to me. I feel there is a fine line a writer of melos has to do whereby the audience doesn't feel jerked around.

Yeah, I know a lot liked Camellia and I went in because it seemed right up my ally but it just never gelled, and I think 6 hours is long enough.

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Forgot to mention that Netflix continues to get more k-drama and I notice that shortly they are going to have Live Up To Your Name. I missed this when it aired because it wasn't on a legal site in my neck of the woods so just an fyi that this one is on the way.

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I want to watch The Witcher for obvious reasons. I may give it a try this afternoon.

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I thought it was quite well done with the writers doing a good job setting up the characters and storylines. The pacing was good so it just zipped along. I am not familiar with book or game and it still worked for me.

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VIP: I am so sad we are getting to the ending. This has been a surprisingly fabulous drama. I am glad the sole focus wasn't on the adultery. I am glad all the women got great stories. Hyuna and Jin Ho are so cute and I am glad they found each other. Mi Na and Byung Hoon are getting to a healthier place, his growth has been the best.As for Sung Hoon's trashy behind, I don't even know. I can't wait to see the end.

Diary of a Prosecutor: It is a little slow, but all our players are on the stage, so let's see what they do.

Black Dog: A great first two episodes. Who knew teaching in S.K. was so cutthroat. Sem Hwaiting.

9.9 Billion Woman: We are in it now. The depth of the kindness that Tae Woo showed Seo Yeon shows how starved she was for the kindness. She is so used to anger, disrespect, and just plain ugliness from everyone including her clients, lover, nevermind her husband that she was even willing to give up half of her escape money for him. I'm in.

Chocolate: I hope they start the romance soon.

Stove League: I am loving how excellent the drama is. Cheers.

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I love legal procedurals—and Lee Sun-Kyun's voice!—but the Beanie comments about Diary of a Prosecutor's slow start have helped me decide to stockpile four episodes before diving in.

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can anyone tell me what drama the first screenshot is from? tks!

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He's a teacher in Black Dog.

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Black Dog

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VIP.......Still loving this drama. Can't wait for it to end so that i can regain my sanity. With The amount of times I've cursed the two cheaters, I'm surprised at myself.
LOVE WITH FLAWS......quite funny. Thank God all the misunderstandings has be cleared.
NEVER TWICE.......I'm soo in love with the main lead. When is baek ha going to realize she likes haejun. I want to see more of yeol mu and haejun interaction. The side characters are pretty boring except the daughter in laws. I don't even know if i should like haeri or not.
CRASH LANDING ON YOU......HyunBin😍😍😍

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How does everyone remember what all they felt about all the dramas they are watching?

Watching :~
4 punkan no Marigold - Quasi incest between a guy with good man complex who has death foretelling powers & his not blood related step sister. I'm not sure what fascination Japan has with incest stories, but they certainly have a fascination with questioning wrong or right.

Nee Sensei Shiranai No - This is so typical shoujo manga, I'm not sure why I keep watching these kinds of shows? Maybe because they're easy to poke fun of & I have a blast raking it mentally?

Dreaming Back to Qing Dynasty - First things first the male lead is super handsome. He's so handsome that he looks handsome even in the god awful hair of Qing dynasty. The other men in the cast aren't half bad either. Visually pleasing 😉
It had a refreshing take than most time travelling dramas, where I'm able to imagine that the reason FL doesn't want to go back to her time is because of the relationship & it's vague memory she built earlier already with the ML.
I'm not sure if this drama is any, if at all historically accurate about the people, but they seem to be a little simplified for dramatic use.
The sub plots too seem a little bit stupid & convenient, like they're devices for storytelling & not an organic part of the story.
The FL seems to have grown a bone or extra skin, I don't see where her fierceness & courage is coming from in ancient times. The good thing is that she's doing things, they aren't just happening to her. She isn't a victim of circumstance. Quite refreshing.
She's got good chemistry with the cast, so that's another plus.
Therefore even with questionable CGI & plot points, I'm enjoying this.

Chocolate - Where's the chocolate? Everything is nice & all, even with the story written to wrench out emotions with maximum impact. It's like a game.... Which character will almost die or actually die in this episode?
We got 2 new osts in yesterday's episode 7, I'm quite excited about what turn the show will take now. I like the gradual progression in Kangs feelings, very appropriate for the man he is now.
Will meeting her & being around her give him back the happiness of yonder past? I don't quite think so. I'd rather he come around to find his happiness regardless of a loving partner.
I keep hoping he'll build a stronger father son relationship with Minseongs dad but so far it's more friendly than family.
This drama has makjang elements all over it, even the side stories are somewhat makjang ish. It's because of how they're treated as real that I don't find it quite as makjang ish as I otherwise would have.

Re-watching Chicago Typewriter. Love seeing it on a 55" screen.
I've lost my motivation to finish ep 14-16 of Another Oh Hae Young. In the beginning when they mentioned how men make stupid mistakes due to their pride, I thought that would be the defining difference...

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Beautiful Love Wonderful Life
Jun Hwi what are you doing? Ahhhhh. I wish they'd communicate more instead of trying to date in oblivion. I sincerely hope he doesn't dump her on Christmas, that'd be beyond cruel. Save it for boxing day or new years eve. Better yet don't break up with her at all.
It's heart warming how much he loves her that even with puke on her shirt he doesn't want to let go, but still i wish Chung Ha would ask him his thoughts & push more boundaries rather than stay confined to his 1 Q a day thingy.
Skip skip skip the Father & the dongsaeng. The stalker VP ex of SeolAh& his base bish too. The ice blonde frazzled hyper calamity too.
Why can't I get more JHxCA, MTRxHis dad & MTR X SA, CA x JH Mom?
Also while watching this I realized that it has better actors than most family dramas (cough cough Mother of Mine etc), but they've been given such poor scripts. Even the maknae daughter is a good actress & I've seen her in a different mature role in Love Alarm.
I have a lot of alas & I wish whenever I watch this drama.

Watched L❤️DK Two loves under one roof, what a shabbily pieced together story. If they wanted to tell that story so much they should resort to a drama instead. Even though the story is silly & completely undermines women, it should still be told with some finesse. 3.5/10

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Just noticed my thoughts on Another Oh Hae Young got cut off.... What's the word limit for db comments? Can I override it with cut paste?

Forgot to add 2 other dramas I'm watching these days :-
Crash Landing On You
This is all kinds of ridiculous. I heard someone call it campy. I quite liked ep 1 even with the FL acting like an idiot in NK... Ep 2 & 3 bored me. I have a feeling this drama will crash & burn & have changes in its script midway due to Knetz censure.
Very reminiscent of the antics of YWCFTS... But that worked in 2012. This is 2019 going on 2020... The set ups of the characters, how they act etc seem dated. I can see all the components of the formula & they feel formulaic.
I haven't even seen that many kdramas, why am I so jaded?

Queen : Love & War Another case of misleading synopsis.... The synopsis hold some truth but still far from what's depicted in the show. Some may call it smart, some may not like it like me. Which camp are beanies in? Do you prefer the synopsis to be more straightforward & give you a general idea without spoiling details or would you rather it twist some of the narrative & present selective portion as synopsis, which keeps the surprise alive but feels misleading?

Anyways, digression aside ; I started it for 1 & only 1 reason - Kim Min Kyu. He's a good actor & so cute! I had wanted to watch Rich family's son for him but ultimately couldn't watch more than some clips.
The story is interesting & I wonder how the FL will go about getting into the palace... 🤔 [Unfortunately subs were slow for this so I was able to watch only ep 1 with subs even though ep 2 had aired for 6-7 hours already. This is the problem with stuff that's only on Viki. *Insert this 👇 gif here*
https://media.giphy.com/media/Y5RZzrv1V5lcY/giphy.gif%5D

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I'm in something of a Lee Sun-kyun-athon, watching both (Viki titles) 'My Mister' and 'War of Prosecutors'. Though in both cases I'm outpacing the subtitling and have to stop an episode halfway through to allow the subtitling to catch up.

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Lol! I don't know if this is a good idea. His characters are day and night from each other you might experience a whiplash. Have you seen This Week My Wive Will Have an Affair? It's also available on Viki.

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Twice (or maybe three times). I also watched 'Pasta' but his character was such a misogynist jerk that I was hoping for a scene where the heroine slashes his car tires. I had similar problems with 'Miss Korea' and only got perhaps 3 episodes in.

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I would have loved to see that scene in Pasta. Haha... Miss Korea wasn't so bad; the heroine turned out to be stronger than he.

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So this week I picked up two new dramas and they have captured my heart!
Meet Cute with Azzo Ep 1: The male lead takes the first step to get to know our amazing, adorable @azzo1 Did anyone else think of Perhaps love during this scene? I think this mv says it all really: https://youtu.be/mSBc3n4OOe8
Can't wait to see what happens next. Will our Male lead leave another sticky note for azzo? Maybe a coffee cup?
Will finance guy act as cupid or is he the second lead? All I know is that I need to read more! Keep us updated!

BEAuty and the Lacrosse Player S3 - I marathoned this show last night, so proud of our @lugirl131415 for graduating and getting that coin! Can't wait to find out how bea and Sebastian rekindle their friendship and fall in love. https://youtu.be/BpT7qNd1zRw

Never twice: Counting down the days until another episode airs, I am addicted to this show. Hae jun is falling for Bakha and he is already starting to question his mother's lies. I'm confident he will be able to stand with Bakha to uncover the truth. I think we will have more confirmation of Bakha's feelings this week.
I just more hae-jun and bakha scenes, let the grandpa and eunji loveline end quickly please!

A thing called first love - I am finally at the end of this drama! Overall it just dragged on for too many episodes and the ML is not great at acting. There is a very moving scene where the ML is talking to his mother and I couldn't connect to it because the acting was stiff.

Mischevious kiss - love in tokyo! We finished the first season and now are moving onto the second. I really enjoyed the first season, I think Yuki and Mika did a great job at portraying Kotoko and Naoki in a fresh light. I'm excited for more hijinks in the second season.

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I'm proud of us for sticking it through with First Love 🤣 we are dedicated!

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I had fun watching Crash Landing. Lots of fun. And definitely more fun than I expected.

I also had fun watching Prosecutors. (I actually had difficulties to keep my laugh down while traveling on the train 😆). And while Crash Landing is the totally unrealistic fun, Prosecutors are funny in a totally believable way. The actors are good, the writing is good and so is the directing. A pleasure.

And then there is funny No Second Chances which suddenly punches you hard... like when soju-influenced Bakha mistakes Haejoo for her husband...

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Great premiers this time. Thankfully my winter break is starting so I can enjoy all!!

Stove league : Great first epsiodes. Coming from a completely non baseball background I still enjoyed the show. It's not so much about the baseball as it is about the managerial team of baseball during their off seasons. I haven't watched the male actor on anything (Yes I know. Prison playbook is on my to watch list, hopefully soon I'll be able to scratch it from there) but Park Eun Bin has been a favourite since the Age of Youth days. Loving her here as well.

Crash landing on you : I was kinda surprised why beanies thought this would be --to borrow a phrase from one of you-- "a beautiful catastrophe" given that the writer is the same as that of "you from another star" and wasn't that a great hit? I haven't watched it so I can't say much except that I have yet to come across anyone who did not enjoy the show. I guess the premise of this show was just that ridiculous. The show itself is tropey and I like it. The fact that it's not taking itself seriously just adds to my enjoyment because it means I can ignore the little illogical bits here and there.

Diary of a prosecutor: Fresh and off to a good start. I liked the humour and look forward to the rivalry between our leads. As the recaps said each character is a separate individual without being stereotypical. It has a very slice of life vibe and such dramas never disappoint (Age of Youth, Be Melo). Hopefully this won't either. Also it's from the same writer as Age of Youth so that's always a plus.

Black dog: I like. I never knew how hard the lives of teachers are. I feel like korean schools are more complicated. I really look forward to more character interactions and how they help each other grow. I can relate with the female lead in the sense that I can't always speak up. I'm pretty sure I would have done the same as she did while dealing with her course partner. It was very real because she wasn't aware of all the workings of the school and so when the course partner tells her to share her plan she just assumes ok maybe this is how it works. Loved how Ra Mi Ran's character just slamed the phone and it came right at the perfect moment!.

Great premiers. I'm glad my winter vacations are starting otherwise I would have to drop one or two drama and honestly that would have been such a difficult feat. The only qualm I have is that the episodes of Black Dog are almost 90-ish mins long each. I hope they won't continue this trend for all episodes because while I can take out time right now, once my uni starts again it will be difficult to take out 3 hours for just one drama!
I also plan to binge watch The Light in your Eyes before the year is over. After that I really want to binge watch No Second Chances/ Never Twice. If I do so, this will be my first family(?) weekend drama. I have only ever watched mini series of 20-ish episodes or less.
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Oh and before my winter break is over I want to binge watch Signal as well 🤷‍♀️

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Some promising new shows this week. Thank goodness!

Crash Landing on You: 8.5 Little stuff is handled well enough to make me not care about goofy big stuff. But the really big issue is, will it end or will they do a Netflix on us??? 8 weeks of her hiding in NK, followed by 8 weeks of him hiding in SK, followed by.....

Stove League: 7.6

Diary of a Prosecutor: 7.3 Day 1 was good, the musical chairs early in day 2 was great, after that it dragged a bit.

Black Dog: 5.5 Even by kdrama standards, the first 10 minutes were pretty blatant about telegraphing what was going to happen. After that, it was (short-term) pretty slow and boring, withs hints of better stuff to come.

Queen: Love And War / Selection: The War Between Women: 6.5 Twins✔ Twins SEPARATED as children✔ Amnesia✔ Childhood connections✔ It's a kdrama 🙄 In fact it's one of the most kdrama-ish first weeks ever, for better of worse.

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...followed by 8 weeks in Switzerland 😁😁

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.... then a time portal accident so they can spend 5 days dodging zombies in Joseon.

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Psychopath Diary: I'm surprised the show went there this week. Overall, it was funnier than last week and they put in some more romcom moments these episodes, too. I really like the secretary(?) that has a crush on Inwoo, so I hope she doesn't die.

Atelier (jdrama): I binged this in a day. I didn't agree with all of the messages and the romance/male love interest was SO boring and unlikable, but I quite enjoyed this drama. It was a nice slice of life drama. The set up kind of reminded me of Real Clothes, which I loved.

Joy of Life (cdrama): Just started this since I heard so much praise about it. Where did this find this child actor? He's (sadly) better than some adult actors I've had to watch in my years. I'm really confused about whether Wuzhu can see or not. His costume design makes you assume he can't, but then there are scenes where you think he can. Also, I've loved Yuan Quan since The First Half of My Life and I hope she'll somehow be in the drama more.

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This time around deciding how to rank the dramas based on my interest turned out to be extremely tricky. Literally all the currently airing dramas that I am watching are different and interesting in their own way. And none of them are what I am used to. (In a way not even crash landing). But I am really liking all of them. None are that good for me to be like my next obsession atleast not in the way Catch the Ghost was/is. But they are certainly enjoyable. But since they are not what I am used to, I don't actually have much things to say about most of them, like I generally would. So I can safely say they are the most varied bunch of Kdramas I am watching in the same week. Only thing missing (also something I was not used to) is Psychopath Diary otherwise this list would have been even trickier. Still I have tried my best.

Crash Landing on You: Okay mostly it has been exactly the kind of drama I was expecting from the start itself. Only surprise is I actually am actually liking the female lead more than I expected to.
For me episode 2 was way better than the first but that has been true for the other dramas on this list too.

Stove League: I have watched and liked quite a few underdog sports movies despite disliking sports in general. But for a kdrama or not a movie for that matter it's the first time.

Black Dog: As someone who had a hard time being with being trained as a teacher. I honestly feel very bad for the Lead. I don't like what she is going through. I like how this drama is about the teachers themselves. I found the second episode more interesting than the first. This drama I feel like I have a lot to say about but can't put into words right now.

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These two were the hardest to decide between.
4: Diary of a Prosecutor: Again here I liked the second episode more than the first. The first I didn't care much for the characters as they were just being introduced. But I am finding things more interesting now.

5: Chocolate: While episode 5 and 6 were definitely better than the first. I find myself a bit emotionally drained by this. It's not crying level for me yet though. I am a little disappointed about this drama from what some are saying about episode 7. That's why I have put it last on the list.

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*better for the leads than the first four.

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Also I love how so many people just loved Catch the Ghost and quite a few who didn't at first did by the end and also those who decided to give it a chance and loved it then. Honestly this drama has been the best thing to happen to me in almost six years and my time with watching kdramas themselves. And its also the best fiction in have enjoyed in my life. I have mentioned so many times how I just adore that we have a Female Lead like Yoo Ryung. Basically a lot of good things that happened to me the past month can also be attributed to this drama (especially today but I can't say what) no joke. There are a quite a few people who absolutely agreed with me about the drama and the FL too. It feels extremely good. I thought there wouldn't be many people who agreed considering the problems people had with the FL and the drama. I was never annoyed with the FL and already knew I was going to like the FL and the whole drama. Just didn't know I was going to actually end up adoring the show and both the leads so much. I can't believe it wasn't my top drama until the last three weeks. If I were to watch even a lot of this years dramas I would probably end up giving most of my beans to this drama if I were to try this bean thing that is. But I only watched eight, heh. Damn I am missing the show and the subway team so much. I wish I were the fan fiction writing kind but I am bad at making up stories. Otherwise I would definitely write it. So I thank everyone on here who liked the show as much as I did and especially those that responded to me saying they loved my comments. I can't express how good that made me feel. I was really feeling down when so many people disliked this drama and especially the FL. Sorry for those I annoyed though, that's not I had wanted either.

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I’d like to take this opportunity to THANK all the Viki subbers who work so hard for the rest of us. I mostly think of them when I’m waiting impatiently for subs, like for Stove League, and realized that I don’t think they get thanked enough.

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I've started watching a Chinese drama called A Little Thing Called First Love which is based on the 2010 Thai movie Crazy Little Thing Called Love which I thought was cute when I watched it years ago. So far, the drama also seems super cute.

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How far are you in the series?

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I've made it to Episode 15...

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@tazmania this show has taught me patience! I haven't seen the film but be aware that the drama adaptation moves at a very very slow pace.

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Good luck! It is cute but it has about 15 extra unneeded episodes where literally nothing happens. So makes it frustratingly slow. A bunch of us were slowly slogging our way through. So have the ff handy!

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Stove League. Lots to like. Inside baseball stuff by a female scriptwriter. Tension & electricity between characters, well-constructed episodes. You always have the feeling you're on the edge of some big drama payoff. And you are.

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Never Twice: This show is good so far except that I really can’t stand Hae jun’s mom and his cousin, Hae ri.
Beautiful love wonderful life: Like everyone else, I only care about Jun hwi and Cheong ah. I hope their families can just shut up and leave these two to date in peace, Without them dictating what they should or not do.
Maybe I’m the only one but I just can’t warm up to Tae Rang like, it just feel so wrong and I don’t like how he’s all acting like Seol ah can’t protect or defend herself from her ex husband. He kind of stepped back a little in the last episode though.
Seol Ah: Why is she acting like the only victim? If anything she’s just as selfish as ever. The writers are trying to redeem her but not caring about money now still doesn’t the fact that she’s an idiot who abandoned her family for a better life. I still pity her for getting cheated on and treated like trash by her ex MIL but she’s no saint so.....
Jin woo: Someone slap some sense into this guy and tell him his priority should be apologizing to Seol ah before getting all the ideas to win her back. I really hate cheaters and can’t excuse them a bit so he also deserves whatever reaction/cold treatment he’s getting. I can’t evn start on the Father and maknae daughter duo🤦🏻‍♀️
I think I’ve written a lot and should probably stop now while looking for which other drama to pick from the ongoing ones...

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Currently Airing

CRASH LANDING ON YOU: It’s better than I think everyone expected. I was initially planning on skipping this one, but beanies have, once again, let me right (for now). It’s cheesy, and a bit predictable, but still fun and a bit exciting. I can maybe even see the appeal of Hun Bin now. (ep. 1-2)

Finished Airing

THE LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA: It’s not anything amazing, but still quite fun. Jun Ji-hyun is always great. (ep. 14)

Non-Korean Dramas

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN THE SERIES: This past episode was kind of cute. Not sure if I’m digging the flashbacks though. Why is Dean’s past self so rude and mean? It doesn’t add up with how his character is now. I guess more the issue for me is that there just isn’t much chemistry between their past selves. And that negates the whole ‘fated to be’ plot line, because it doesn’t feel like they are. Now if the present Dean and Pharm actors played their past selves, I might feel differently… (ep. 6)

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Stove League- Watched premiere of the show for Nam goong min but now staying for the show itself. I never liked baseball, because i dont know the rules of this sport that much, but i am slowly learning about it from this show and it is really interesting.

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Oooh seems like Sticky Love is worth watching based on the comments hehe

Currently watching:

VIP - waiting for JS’s revenge in true “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” fashion. My blood just continues to boil while watching this show lol. How much more can she be hurt? Oof. I especially loved the dialogue by SJ’s mother, and I cannot wait until SJ truly realizes his loss. It also made me angry that he had the audacity to get jealous. Really can’t wait to see his and YR’s downfall. On a lighter note, the other women in this drama are so amazing, and I love the healthy relationships on the side.

Stove League - I am always at the edge of my seat waiting to see what will happen next. The actions of our manager are so unpredictable. I really do hope the team does not get disbanded :’(. Overall brilliant show, NGM continues to be so awesome <3

Psychopath Diary - I know this show is not supposed to be a comedy, but I really can’t stop laughing LOL. The irony and the bromance are done just right.

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The idea that the team might be disbanded in the future is what gives STOVE LEAGUE an element of suspense. Can our plucky manager avoid this fate? That will be the central question underlying the entire plot.

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I have continued to slowly watch YOU ARE THE BEST and am up to episode 34. This is a good weekend drama from a few year ago that had both IU and Yoo Inna in it.

My wife and I are now watching LOVE WITH FLAWS- which is very good- and STOVE LEAGUE- which may be even better. It helps that baseball is the only professional team sport that I love (but don’t ask me to explain how to calculate Wins Above Replacement- just accept that it is an attempt to measure the amount that a player contributes to the over all success of his team).

We are also watching a Mainland Chinese show whose title is INSTEAD OF TIPSY WHY NOT GET DRUNK? It is an entertaining romcom but definitely not dramatically at the same level as YONG-JIU GROCERY STORE, nor is the acting as good. But it is watchable. I am also checking out JOY OF LIFE.

I am waiting for more subtitles before trying DIARY OF A PROSECUTOR.

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Glad you are enjoying You Are the Best Lee Soon Shin. I watched while it was airing back in 2013 and not to be a wet blanket but it remains one of my most disliked weekend dramas as it fell into the birth secret black hole and never escaped. And don't get me started on how they teased us with the main romance. Let me know what you think once you finish watching!

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I wanted to choke the grandmother in YTBLSS.

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Or at least slap her around a bit- I fully appreciate where you are coming from.

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Yes, exactly. I was even worse as I wanted her to die!

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Also waiting for subs for Diary of a Prosecutor.

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I love the first 2 episodes of Stove League. That said, I'm also a big fan of sports management games (more so than the sport itself). I feel like this is the direction sports dramas should move towards - the behind-the-scenes and off-season dramas.

On a side note, I also appreciate the writer concluding each small arc in 2 episodes, but I feel that the odd episodes are a little weak. There is suspense, but not good suspense.

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Chocolate - Watching Cha Young put together the convenience store birthday feast was awesome! And are korean hospices the same as the hospices I think I know - only terminally ill patients go there for end-of-life care? I love the rhythm and the stories surrounding the hospice (love Ji Yong to pieces and if that kid doesn't get a drama medical miracle, I'm going to lose it). Wish we can drop Kang's terrible family, especially the grandma.

Diary of a Prosecutor - Loved it almost immediately - Lee Seon Kyun's voiceovers, the slice of life feel, the different location, the quirky sense of humor, and I like how despite the large cast of characters, I don't have trouble following them at all. I was glad to see two of our awesome Fiery Priest characters here..

Psychopath Diary (up to episode 9)- The scene of Bo Kyung and Dong Shik re-enacting the night of her father coming across the psychopath killer was hilarious. Inwoo isn't out there killing random people right now, but he's getting more dangerous to our leads (ahhh, please don't frame Dong Shik as the killer!!) I am rooting for bumbling Dong Shik to really take Inwoo down!

Crash Landing on You - Been watching this in fits and starts. I appreciate its sense of humor (love the joke about south koreans and amnesia) and fun, but I've had trouble really getting immersed in it.

Be Melodramatic - Picking it back up. Finished episode 10 now. It's not something that makes me binge, but I love that it's there when I just need an extra shot of LOL humor and lovable characters.

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What's that, LT?
All you talk about the moment is BL, despite it not even being Korean?
Oh you've written yet another blog post on it?
Oh, goody. A
Any chance you're rediscovering Korea any time soon? Since it's a Korean drama website?
Soon, you say?
Can't wait.

http://invisibledragon.home.blog/2019/12/15/a-history-of-problematic-relationships/

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And just a reminder we're watching A Million in about 2 hours on discord. It's the bestest most heartwarming Christmas film ever that canvasses the breadth of Australia's topography and has fantastic performances from baby versions of actors you now know and love.*

*Disclaimer: None of these statements are true.

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So then is it the worst Christmas movie that will leave our hearts cold while showing us a fake Australia with actors we know and hate?

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It stars Lee Min Ki and Shin Minah so I will leave that assessment up to you. But as for the rest - yes. Despite being filmed in Australia.

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I know some are not a fan of Shin Minah but I enjoy her. I first saw her in Gumiho with a baby Lee Seung-gi. Too many dimples and "hoi hois". I couldn't resist them.

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The preview is dreadful. If it didn't appear to be so screamy, I'd watch it for the unintentional laughs.

What's worse, the movie or what they did to LMK's hair?

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The movie.

This reflects more upon the movie.

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Have to say, I did peruse your blog again recently, and all the Thai BL posts took me by surprise. But it's a good surprise! You make me want to branch out.

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I don't want to be a debbie downer here but it's the 22 December and there has been no Beanie poll. I for one was looking forward to a beanie poll. So were many other people.

So, we've decided to just run our own. This will no doubt be rendered irrelevant when db suddenly produces the Beanie poll we all know and love immediately after I post.

BUT... to vote for best/worst/favourite etc

Go here!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X2TSVR3

Note: This is the main awards but we have some more fun categories coming up. Start wracking your brains for best laughs, best writing and best villain too - they're coming!

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Also, since this is our beanie poll and we can do what we want, we have re-instated the best shows from 2019 that happened to start in 2018. No more discrimination against the 21 November!

We've also removed shows that only just started airing because - how could we know whether they're the best or worst?

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I lobby for cut off dates based on when a drama ended.

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Done! Thanks. Question 3 was the hardest 😅

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The beanie polls and editors' picks were mostly unsatisfactory in recent years, so I don't miss them at all.
Last year I skipped most of the questions in the poll because they either didn't include shows I had watched, or there were just a few random shows to select from.
And the editors' had watched too few shows for the editors's picks article to be exciting.

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Currently I'm only watching 9.9 Billion Won Woman and I'm loving it! So much that I don't want to watch the last couple of episodes because then I'd have to wait for the new episodes. I just love the heroine in this drama; flawed and vulnerable yet so smart and I'm also already shipping her with the ex-detective which I don't think will sail since this is a rather dark drama but a girl can hope!

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I just watched the first episode of Jung Hae In’s walkumentary in New York. ☺️ Oppa is just adorable discovering the city on his own. Also Lee Dong Wook’s talk show— I’m beginning to understand why Gong Yoo is so charming 😍

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Thanks @shichybot. I totally missed that JHI visited my home town (now) NYC. I will definitely check it out.

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I'm not watching anything from the current crop of kdramas but maybe I'll give 'Crash landing on you' a try later if it turns out to be good.
This week I watched 'Swing Kids'(2018) which I really liked but it also left me heartbroken. I loved the dance sequences and the mesmerizing tap dance moves. I enjoyed both the light and dark elements of the movie (even though it got a bit too dark for my taste). Also wished there were more bonding moments among the dance team members.
I wanted something lighthearted after watching this movie, so watched reruns of 'Friends' (never gets old) and 'Big bang theory'.

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Watched a Chinese Film, Dam Street (2005).
Watching No Second Chances, Black Dog , and Diary/War of Prosecutors

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There is so much that I am NOT watching for once. I checked into this thread and others (and dramabeans in general) to see if someone could coax me (which happens often) because I read all the feedback and give things another chance if I'm not originally invested since I really value all your opinions and suggestions. The closest half hearted interest I have currently is Crash Landing on You, I tried a few others that have started recently but honestly I find myself doing menial chores or other things hile watching because i am really not engaed. Otherwise I have been rewatching some of my standard Korean film medicine like Musa, Daisy, The Good, The Bad and The Weird and Castaway on the Moon. And catching up on my reading. I am starting on "The Island of Sea Women" about the women divers of Jeju, that I received for Christmas.... and waiting for Jung Woo Sung to come and find me, lol.

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I forgot to add that when one of your best buddies makes his famous mushroom risotto for you and watch The Admiral: Roaring Currents for the umpteenth time, everything is okay.
I cannot stop eating this, I wish I could share through the screen.

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I am finally getting why people liked this drama do much when aired. It is so realistic! I am learning so much what it means, or at least what it should mean to be a decent cop. But hey, it is still very hard to watch. And it is stressful too!
I need a counterpart. Something light and funny but touching.
Open to suggestions.

Wishlist:

Prosecutor diary Lee Seong hyun is there. No need for other reasons why to watch it.

9.9 billion won woman Although it is not light and funny... I am curious.

Stove league I am curious about this one too, but I rather wait in order to watch at least 5 episodes in a row and see if I like it...

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Catch The Ghost up to ep5, will slowly make my way to finishing this I guess by Jan 2020.
Camelia BLooms up to ep17. Just 3 more to go. I hope the Joker story lines concludes well.
Crash Landing is just crash landed to my lap and I really do love it regardless of its out of this world premise.
Lovely weekend dramas on KBS and MBC Beautiful Love wOnderful Life and No 2nd Chance/Never Twice is owning my weekends.
Psychopath Diary only up to ep5 and will enjoy it slowly hopefully can finish it by Jan2020.
Maybe, sometime in future will return to finish Melt Me slow crash burn train.
People with Flaw another one up to date along with weekenders and Crash Landing love.I like this such an easy non heavy drama simple watch.
Catching up to ep12 Life on MArs via my cable provider some dramas above watched on cable too. Many subscriptions for one to follow her favourite kdramas.

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