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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…

missvictrix

Currently weecapping: Forest

Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2: Things are going a bit crazy after this show’s even-keeled start… but at this point I’m so invested in the characters that I’ll take whatever I’m given — bring it on, show. Knife slashes, stripping gangsters, pompous sexist doctors, malicious hospital takeovers, medical procedures and scenarios that I’m sure are more than far-fetched, and I have literally forgotten how many times Ahn Hyo-seop has hopped on top of someone to do chest compressions. Lucky thing we’ve got the gravitas of Han Seok-kyu to keep everything (and everyone) grounded. I might have a soft spot for grumpy Woo-jin and those sad eyes of his, but it’s Teacher Kim that keeps me coming back to this show week after week. In the romance department, I’m enjoying the little side crush of nurse Eun-tak + lollipop intern Ah-reum — it feels natural and cute, which is the opposite of Eun-jae + Woo-jin and his surprise smooch in the OR. It felt more like a Quick, it’s the end of Episode 8 and we need a kiss moment more than an actual progression of their relationship. But okay, show, if you say so.

Crash Landing on You: I’m still behind a week, even with the preemptions (how did I pull that off?) — but honestly, the news last week that Sohn Ye-jin went to the ER for “overwork” kind of kills the magic of this drama a tiny bit for me. Selfishly, it makes me have to think about the world behind the world of the drama, and I don’t willingly do that all the time (for shame). But even more than that, it also makes me mad that this is still happening regularly on drama sets, and that overworking a crew and cast is normal, tolerated, and even worse, possibly expected.

Touch: Why am I still here? Good question. The answer is Lee Tae-hwan as Do-jin, the idol man-child that’s crushing over Soo-yeon. It was hilarious/weird to see him losing his mind when she pats toner and moisturizer onto his face. Also, if anyone else is still watching this besides me, I’m curious if I’m the only one that’s noticed the weird sound effect they use when they’re doing skincare. No one’s skin anywhere, no matter how poor the condition, sounds like sandpaper when someone pats a cotton pad on it. It was nails-on-chalkboard bad. Maybe it’s a sign I should drop this drama while I still can.

XX: Out of sheer curiosity, I decided to check out the MBC web drama XX starring EXID’s Hani. That’s a lot of X’s. And you know what’s in the drama? More X’s, except they’re exes! (*Laughs to self*) Anyway, the first episode of this drama was pretty much cute boys, fancy drinks, and a rather typical conflict between our bartender heroine and her ex-bestie (Hwang Seung-un playing the same role she did in Time). I have a high tolerance for poor dramas, and even hokey dramas, but there’s something about XX that’s cold and kind of patched together. It’s high on style and even a little bit more edgy (comparatively) than we are used to seeing in primetime dramas with interesting camera angles, music drops, and quick-cut scenes — but it almost feels like the drama is making up in style what it doesn’t really have in story. And I came for the story. But that being said, I actually liked Hani’s refreshingly un-cute performance here, and her relationship with her co-worker was the most interesting part for me so far. I didn’t really like this drama, but I didn’t not like it either. Still deciding, which means more watching is required.

 

quirkycase

Currently recapping: Diary of a Prosecutor

Forest: After reading the ah-mazing descriptions of this show, I was so ready for this premiere. How could I pass up a show that somehow involves a businessman-turned-firefighter and a surgeon living amongst the trees in a mythical forest that heals sadness? I have to say, I’m disappointed that no one is living Tarzan and Jane style in the forest yet. We’ve got both characters near the forest, but that’s not what I was promised. I still don’t know what this forest’s deal is, but I’m hoping it’s magic. None of that healing powers of nature stuff, I want actual powers. Because so far, it’s not delivering enough on its bonkers premise. Except, maybe, that San-hyuk became a firefighter for business reasons. Who does that? Otherwise, we’ve got pretty scenery and fairly stock characters. San-hyuk is like every other cold rich dude with a past. As for Young-jae, can a surgeon be a Candy? Because she felt Candy-esque even though she isn’t working five jobs and living in poverty. Maybe it’s the overdramatic acting style that’s doing it. Regardless, now that our characters are in place, we’d better get some crazy forest cohabitation hijinks because that’s what I’m here for.

Itaewon Class: That was a solid premiere. Although the backstory had a bunch of familiar tropes, it was well done. The characters are interesting, and I already feel connected. Both Park Sae-ro-yi and Oh Soo-ah are likable, but I appreciate that they’re not perfect. Sae-ro-yi is kind and principled but has a temper and is quick to judge. Soo-ah is fair and tough but not likely to stick her neck out for others. Dad was the best, which of course means he had to go. Why is becoming an orphan the go-to tragic backstory? Can’t the hero have a grudge and a parent? And I’ve yet to meet a chaebol, but there’s no way they’re all the spawn of Satan. It’d be nice if the villain weren’t filthy rich, for a change. I don’t know about you, but I’ve met some pretty awful people who were solidly middle class.

 

selena

Currently recapping: Black Dog

The Secret Life of My Secretary: There were many gems from 2019 that I didn’t get around to watching. This week, I finally binged The Secret Life of My Secretary and was hooked from start to finish! It definitely had its fair share of emotional moments, but was ultimately a light and breezy show to watch. Kim Young-kwang and Jin Ki-joo were great in their roles as the love-struck boss and his trusty secretary. Jin Ki-joo’s impersonation of the haughty Veronica Park is my favorite thing ever — I think I can still hear the iconic “I’m Veronica Pa~rk!” echoing faintly while I go about my everyday life. I honestly could have done without the whole secret association storyline, but watching our main and secondary couples interact was such a treat that in the grand scheme of things, I can’t complain. I’m so happy I picked it up!

 
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CRICKET - NewZealand cricket team really likes to test the limits of its supporters. We have already gone through enough heartache in past several months but nope they go ahead and now do this.
Two 20-20 super over matches were meme Crciket at display. Entertaining for most but both matches clearly lacked quality of art. More like tv dramas we come across these days.

Tennis - Nadal ohh. Now go with whoever plays better quality Tennis.

JAPAN -

Follow Saretara Owari - 7 out of 10. In manga the spectacle guy always is upto something. Yes. Outcome of all story was average at best. Heck, i did better job explaining different pointers in the story. If writer had gone with any of those pointers he/she would have achieved more. All about Mr. Hiragi's Classroom was corny display of preaching valuable life teaching. But here we could have had some of it in more SNS manner. Overall, It was worth watch. Just 15minutes per episode.

This Guy is Biggest Mistake in my Life - 4.5/10 As said last week, I'm not into boss-employee master-servant romance trash because the best asian dramas do is romanticize harassment, sexual-harassment and the audience complain about real life people acting like These atrocious characters. Tv media portrays all that nonsense as romantic acts so people get wrong impression from that start.
This show surely is funny. Music and SFX is good but dubbing(every show is dubbed) is bad. There is not much to story. Just your casual watch aka time pass. 23minutes per episode.

Drama of the Season - Can be . strong portential - Kotaki Brothers and ShikuHakku

Korea -

Diary of Prosecutor - 6.5/10 . I can drop this. wow. I never thought about it but now its such a good possibility now. The show is a disappointment. Average writing at best. 1st 3 weeks showed glimpses of shoddy writing but at least it was pretending to be good but the later episodes took off the false image it had created and revealed its real character.

Hot Stove League - 7/10 . This show has its own fair share of shortcomings but atleast it remained consistent with its medium and ofcourse it sometimes it treats its audience simpleton and at times it likes to spoil its characters but still they story and plot is consistent. No wishy-washy approach. That's why this now has better rating than Prosecutor.

Itaewon Crass - 4/10 - Same old story. Same old corny plot. Same old prsentation. Problem is korean webtoon market is also lacks originality, quality and competency. Half of the webtoons they produce are softporn and some are hardcore just hiding enough not to be put into adult category. A lot just copy stuff from Japanese manga market. Huge number of them are soap operas. This also is one of them and its annoying more visible in tv drama format. Webtoon you can read easily and fast because there is clear difference of medium and mindset but what works for a reader might not work for a viewer. Webtoon is above average if openly ignore the tropes...

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Forsomest - This guy was doing 3some 4some with a heroine. where that show went to? Watch 1st 31minutes and you can already see the bad direction competing with bad writing. Horrible 1st episode. This guy with those 2 other action guys need to hire better manager.

loafers - has combi of MIL vs DIL+2nd FL aka mistress.

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MONEY GAME - 7.5 out of 10. The only competitor of prosecutor for 1st 3 weeks. This week actions loudly told the audience more common form of fiction will be applied now. A guy who is with you and the instant wants to go against you gets some sweet time in hospital or even directly proceed to meet St. Peter.
Outright rejecting something or saying something is evil puts you into the same circle of professor and chairman Heo.
Right now heo is going for result justify the means. And his ral human nature is waking up. Greed. Temptation. Ambition.
You can taste the blood on tongue VS.

Hero and his usually idle friend + Heroine and Govt Institution.

This is now Political Economy at work.

Big Forest - 7/10 - 2 episodes watches. Nice watch. Off the acts used to get money from those who took loans from loan sharks.

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Watched first 2 episodes of Kotaki Brothers , lol

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NZ did it again...
How can a team find new ways to lose from winning position.
AO men's final...2 sets all....

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Also watching: The Game: Towards Zero

Black Dog (Episode 13-14)
I knew that the show would revisit that Icarus club incident again! It’s quite telling that this is done towards the end, as Ha Neul realises that she had enjoyed her newcomer luck in her first year and now needs to use her newfound mindset of ignoring the politics and whatnot to continue being the ideal teacher. I feel that as a viewer myself I also got sucked into the underdog stories of Jae Hyun and Yoo Ra who were after all the perfect students if not for their backgrounds. I like how we’ve transcended beyond the drama to focus on reality. Hopefully this show will wrap up perfectly next week!

Diary of a Prosecutor (Episode 11-12)
This show plunged quite a few metres down with the introduction of that spiteful new boss: I literally skipped all scenes with him inside. Unfortunately, that took up quite some bit of this week’s episodes so I ended up not really watching at all and had to use the recap to ensure I didn’t miss any important plot points. I don’t know what the writer is doing with the ghost clacking story: after dumping it into obscurity once the introduction is over, it suddenly reappears this late in the show’s run. The love line is ok: it is a cute distraction from the politics but it should have started developing earlier.

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Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2 I'm bored by Seo Woo-Jin Cha Eun-Jae's self pity. Even their love story is lacking... everything. At the opposite, Areum and Nurse Park are super cute! I really like the character of Teach Kim. He's smart. I liked how he said that the villains will always make them choose between 2 choices, to make them doubt.

Diary of a Prosecutor I gave up.

Black Dog It's the Circle of School. And it moves us all. Through despair and hope. Through faith and love. 'Til we find our place. On the path unwinding. In the circle, The Circle of Schoool.

Money Game I started it by curiosity and I don't understand all the economic details but I love hating Lee Sung-Min's character.

Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life This is so slooooow. Why did they give us the informations before if they want to use 20 episodes to reveal the truth...

No Second Chances For once, Bang Eun Ji was useful.

Stove League Their training place didn't look really warm...

Itaewon Class I was expecting the first episode to be sad and frustrating and it was. But I like it :) Did I hear Kim Feel's voice? I really like this singer.

Crash Landing on You I missed the duckling in Seoul!

Problem Child in House ep. 62 The guests were Kim Kang Hoon (Kang Pil Goo from When the Camellia Blooms) and SF9 Rowoon (Haru from Extraordinary You). And it was super funny! I never thought that Kang Hoon was so competitive. He wanted to enter in the Hall of Fame and his excitement was very communicative! Rowoon was pretty good and helped him a lot (but just watching him is already enough :D)

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You are not wrong about Eun Jae and Seo Woo Jin. They are growing on me though, slowly but surely. They lack the absolute fire of Yoo Yeon Sook and Seo Hyun Jin, to be fair they are hard to beat, but the former fars far short.

I also like your Black Dog ditty. 😊

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I also think those two have an evolution... and I’m pretty sure WooJin has had a crush on EunJae ever since medical school.

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@eazal,
I agree. Woo-jin has quietly carried a torch that Eun-jae has discounted -- or been oblivious to because she has been too busy fainting, overmedicating, not paying attention (e.g., when he ran interference and opened the door to the lecture hall the first day of class and got docked for being late while she slithered in without apparent penalty) -- or judging him for being serious and reserved.

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OOOh - Kim Feel? I just discovered him and love his voice. Now I KNOW I'll watch Itaewon Class!

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I think it was him. I love his voice too. He's a really great performer. Did you watch his performances from Immortal Song? This one is beautiful :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMdN7tUPX8s

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I haven't watched him live, his music just showed up on my apple iTunes feed one day and I was hooked. His voice isn't strong, but his emotions are fed through so much by that voice.
The song that gripped me is called Black and when I found it subbed - they were so dark and depressing that I found I couldn't listen to it.
But he is good - very good!!!!!

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wow i loved that song sung by him. so powerful and full of emotions. thank you for posting it!

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PROBLEM CHILD IN THE HOUSE is a very good show. I learn a lot of good trivia.

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But Diary of a Prosecutor is so good! Yes it can be quite uneven but it is a gem. Give it another try...pretty please?

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I don't really like the writting. I don't understand what this drama is about. I don't care about the characters and the cases don't interest me so much. I don't like how they make one episode about one character and then they don't talk about it anymore : her mum, his son and wife, her husband and her children? They're not details in their life...

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Agree on SWJ-CEJ boring loveline, and I hope their screentime will be cut shorter. That kiss in OR is not necessary, it felt cold. I much prefer CEJ with the handsome Bone doctor. SWJ is better off be a loner as he has no emotions whatsoever or is it just because AHS is such a meh actor that he cannot even emote as the script has intended. I like Areum and nurse Park a million times more, they are sweet and very natural.

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The character in "Money Game," that I can't stand is Joon Pyo, but for some reason that actor always gets the despicable people to play. I still can't get over how much I hated him in, "Love Affairs in the Afternoon."

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I didn't make it last week... because Real Life brought some very very sad news from my friend and I was pretty down. It's always a tragedy when children leave before the parents do...

I stopped watching dramas for a few days... and then I reached for something positive and emotionally stable (sorry Dr. Kim) and watched first two episodes of Konya wa Konoji De, a Japanese series about food and eating in a group (of strangers) around a roundish bar-table. Soothing.

I also watched a couple of episodes of Please Love Me here and there... which is shaping to be a much better cdrama than I expected. Yes, the Male Lead is childish... but everyone sees it and comments on it. His first love very clearly tells him she doesn't love him and never will. Second Male Lead is happy as long as the Female Lead is happy. And how cute is drunk Main Lead with drunk Second Lead (even professing his love for him 😆)!!!
Lovely easy watch.

Then I caught up with Never Twice and savoured all moments with our favourite couple and the baby.

And then... then I fell into the rabbit hole called Beautiful Days (I'm half way through). Very old kdrama from 2001. With plenty of now famous actors (Choi Jiwoo, Lee Byung Hun, Shin Mina... and is it Sung Dong Il there in a very minor role??). And with plenty of FEELINGS. The Female Lead looks first like a doormat, but actually is quite iron (she a bit reminds me of Hwang Jung Eum's character from Secret (2013)) and despite being quiet she can voice her views and opinions very clearly. The Male Lead (who was originally Second Lead!!) is played by smexy Lee Byung Hun... and there are also quite some kisses and charged moments. Though what I loved was that the first connection the main couple had was over their love for their difficult younger siblings...
So far full of understanding and quiet love (and I'm ignoring the somewhat annoying and screechy Second Leads).

Waiting for my happy pill Crash Landing.

(Read that Yang Se Jong will join the Romantic Doctor team.
Yes, come back In Bum!! 😍 )

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Please Love Me - I fully agree and I liked it very much (Zhang Yu Jian is as sweet as in Le Coup de Foudre) but I must admit that the last 2 or 3 episodes were a little bit too much for me and I used fast forward all the time there.

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I haven't reached that part yet... but...oh noooo 😕.... I was really enjoying the show..

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Where are you watching the drama with English subs? I only saw it subbed till episode 3 on YouTube =(
I also want to see Find Yourself but it's not available in my region =(

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I think on dramacool it was subbed up to ep. 12

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Glad to hear that you are enjoying Please Love Me! Even though I really like the FML I couldn't continue after the first few episodes because the ML seemed to suffer Giant Baby Syndrome, so severely that I didn't think I could root for him even anticipating that he would have a satisfying growth arc.

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It helped that I started watching it when I needed something simple... and then I managed to reach the episode with the karaoke scene and I was in tears (from laughing) 😂 Thus I stayed 🙂

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Thanks for the review @dorotka!! I will put it back on the list since I really liked Zhang Yu-jian in Le Coup de Foudre.

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I'm about 13 episodes far and so far like the humour... Though @tanizakibadwolf above mentioned that the show may turn for worse... so tread carefully 😉

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@dorotka,
So sorry to hear of your friend's sad news, and hope that you are coming to grips with it. *hugs*

Thank you for sharing that wonderful news about uri Do In-bum. I rewatched season 1 during the lunar new year hiatus of STOVE LEAGUE and CRASH LANDING ON YOU to refresh my memory of the relationships and institutional history at Doldam. (To those who haven't watched the first season, I suggest that knowing this background makes season 2 even more enjoyable. Plus Kim Sabu's mix tapes provide great background music.) There are good reasons why Kim Sabu thinks and acts the way he does, and why so many of the staff are on the same page with him. It's not a cult. Some of these people have known each other for a long time, and the trust and respect naturally grew.

I cannot wait to see how surgeon In-bum has evolved since he buried the hatchet with his medical school rival Kang Dong-joo, emancipated himself from his father's ceaseless machinations and denigration, and cautiously crawled out of his tsundere shell. I think that we'll finally get some insight into ex-Dr. D'oh's motivations from In-bum. After 3-4 years at Doldam, I suspect that he has loosened up and blossomed in that supportive environment. He may never be the life of the party, but In-bum has a dry sense of humor and a beautiful smile. I hope we get to see more of them. Is it too much to hope that he returns to Doldam to help circle the wagons against his father's onslaught? ;-)

I've been keeping my fingers crossed that Yang Se-jong would grace us with his presence after his turn in MY COUNTRY. As with Kim Min-jae, I'm stoked that he'll be back to reprise his role. This may end up being his last drama before enlisting later this year.

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Romantic Doctor Kim 2: OOOOOOOH, there was a kiss. Saying reset is an interesting way to set up a kiss, also talk about avoidance. I haven't decided if I am into it or not. All the characters are growing on me. My favorites by far are Nurse Tak and his crush on Doctor Yoon, she is so cute. As for Kim Sabu, perfection as always.

Diary of a Prosecutor: This new guy is not it it. I am curious to see if they will be able to overcome this or not. This show seems to teach lessons, so what will the lesson be for this. Also my poor Mi Ran and Jung Woo. It sucks to have a one sided crush and it also sucks to be the object of affection when you don't feel the same. What a sucky situation. 😞

Black Dog: We are coming to our final arc. I am so glad we get a chance to meet the regular students. I also liked Ha Neul's reaction when she found out he dropped out. She realized how dismissive she had been. I really do hope to see Bo Tang again, back in school, but I also understand it isn't that realistic.

Forest: I am making my way through the first episode. It doesn't look promising. The traumas are a little bit absurd for their chosen professions, sigh. However, I might change my mind by the end of episode two, so we shall see.

The Game: Towards Zero: It started off well enough, but it has now gotten to almost ridiculous territory. Where was the doctor while her mother was crying and holding her? Why was the police officer needed to help the little old lady? He choked her for a long time, what in the hell was the police officer doing? Why didn't Tae Pyeong tell her immediately Jo Do Pil wasn't the murderer? SIGH, I will give it two more episodes.

Itaewon Class: The entire first episode was almost entirely kdrama trope 101. So, hoping episode 2 is less tropey because they exhausyed their supply.

Stove League: Excited it is BACKKKK!!!!!

Crash Landing on You: Excited it is BACCCCKKKK!!!!!

Tell ME What You Saw: Excited to watch!!!!!

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Game: Towards Zero: 😂😂😂 you saw the same plot holes I saw. We must have the same plot-threads.
I was exasperated seeing the holes as I watched. The plot is okay but delivery and script is not helping. My only consolation is that Im Joo-Won is actually not your one-dimension villain. It pains him to do what he is doing but he has to and he enjoys some part of it. That smirk when he saw Mi-ran's father crying yet he was in anguish when killing her. The delicate contrast hooked me.
I'll watch the show just to see what they do with his character and hope they don't waste his talent...again.

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I commented elsewhere that I thought Towards Zero was picking up, but then I just watched the 2 latest episodes. Not sure if bad editing or directing or writing.. but I spent half the last episode scratching my head about where the plot went to.

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Here is my review of The game towards Zero: There are three people in the production of the show who are equally bad at what they do, the director, the writer and the actor. It is watching who does the worse job. But i think the writer is proving that she can do worse than the others.

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Lol, I agree. Mostly because they casted not strong actors, so the writing has to make up for it, but that is failing spectacularly.

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Forest: 7.0 (day 1 only) Are.You.Kidding.Me??!??? Another FL doctor has to self-medicate for her panic disorder and gets sent to a branch hospital out in the boonies!? Gee, where I have I seen that before?? Oh, wait...
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...Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2: 5.0 Day 7 - plot holes massive enough to hold the bodies of all the pointlessly obnoxious baddies. Please. There would be plenty of extra room for that box cutter. Who let her keep that after she slashed the doctor? 😠😠😠 Day 8 was much better. But do they have room for another panicky doctor?

Diary of a Prosecutor: 8.5 Day 11 - time to face the music. Or the wall. Day 12 - can the drunk driver please run over the new boss? 🙏🙏🙏

Queen: Love And War: 7

Itaewon Class: 2.6 I only lasted 26 minutes. Typical revenge chaebol-sh*t. That was ok the first 800,000 times, but now....

Stove League: 7.8

Touch: 4.0 Likely drop.

The Game: Towards Zero: 7.5 They didn't try CPR the 2nd time? A building full of doctors and none of them bother check on her??

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I think we need @sincerelytod to visit the set of Diary of a Prosecutor.

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*fills windshield wiper fluid for debris aftermath

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*sends @sincerelytod a gift certificate for a deluxe session at the truck wash*

Belated happy new year and thank you for your cameo in MY WIFE'S BED!

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Your take on Romantic Doctor saved me from having to write anything bad about it. But I also cannot think of much good to write about it. Not many K-dramas make a 2nd season, and this is one that should not have.
But it still is not as bad as the Thai version of Voice...

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Re: ITAEWON class, somebody said it is so good, that I should watch it and I honestly watched it at 3 am in morning and this is the thing I regret the most in my whole life. It was goddamn every Korean drama standard troupe, and that I have seen done to death. The only reason I lasted the whole episode was I was waiting to be impressed.

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You can add the FL from Doctor John as well 🤭🤭 it's gonna be indexed into a k-drama common troupe soon!

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Happy weekend, Beanies! It's been a while since I watched a drama; I was getting used to having a full-time job, and turned my attention to reading books in my free time.

But after catching Parasite and seeing Park Seo-joon's brief appearance, I remembered how much I enjoyed watching his acting. So I caught the Itaewon Class premiere. I managed to read the first eight episodes of the webtoon in Korean, and I must say I love the way the drama has brought it to life.

Compared to the webtoon, there's a very quiet, cinematic quality to many of the scenes in the drama (especially those of Sae-roy and his dad). The way the plot was rearranged slightly heightened the emotional depth of the father-son relationship. I hope the drama keeps the subtle melo quality of the opening episodes when it moves to the narrative present.

Also, I love Park Seo-joon when he acts as awkward characters! He captures a different type of awkward here compared to when he was playing Young-joon in What's Wrong with Secretary Kim.

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I haven't seen "Parasite," but I thought that Park Seo Joon's acting during his encounter with the kid that killed his dad to be first rate--the best I've seen from him so far. After episode 2 I'm beginning to wonder if he's going to be a good guy or a bad guy.

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I'm curious about how his character development will pan out, too. He seems very principled, but also too unyielding, which can be a problem in the workplace. I read a few episodes ahead for the webtoon, and the female lead is quite a character as well.

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He just seems too placid to me to have gone through all the things he has experienced. His father's death really did him in mentally--and now he acts like he's forgiven all the injustices done to him, but I really wonder if that's the case.

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Ummm, I watched some things. I think. Oh, I caught up to Never Twice, and am glad that all (most?) of the secrets are out, and now everyone can move forward and hopefully grandpa will fall into manhole and never be found.

I also discovered GregO via the Discord chat's raving about his wonderful eyelinered character in LoveStorm. While 90% of the men in that drama are trash, he is a lovely man who deserves to be squished (or thrown on the mat).

I'm slowly, like glacially, making my way through Joy of Life. I'm enjoying it, but I need to pay attention to it, and paying attention to anything is difficult right now, so I'll just continue to watch at a snails pace.

Otherwise, hmmm. I finished The Good Place. Wonderfully solid series that knew when it was time to say goodbye. I'm gonna miss it, but maybe in a few Jeremy Bearimys another show just as good will come around.

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Joy of Life was not a binge watch for me either. I really appreciate how the story continues to be interesting all the way to the end as well as lots of funny meta moments, and I do care about the fate of the protagonist Fan Xian and some of the supporting cast (give us more little brother for the 2nd season please!!), but the show didn't grab my heart possibly because the romance feels lackluster compare to everything else in the drama.

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Aww, The Good Place. I'll miss Team Cockroach but it was the right time to end it.

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I have been so thoroughly underwhelmed by this season of The Good Place that when it ended I was like...meh. The only ending that I truly loved was Michaels. Keep it sleazy, indeed.

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Currently airing shows:
1. Black Dog: Ah Black Dog. I am sad it's ending and only 2 episodes left. The fact that there is no romance is a good thing and yet I just wanted one cause kdramas have messed with my head, lol. I keep on expecting to see romance in dramas lately, like it feels weird not seeing it, being so used to it. Like while watching Chocolate, I was expecting a love triangle which didn't happen. Anyway nice knowing what happened to Yoo Ra and Hae Won after they left, but anyone remember Song Ji Sun? I wish we find out what happened to her too.

2. Stove League: After a long wait finally. It was a good episode. It finally had the baseball action others wanted to see. Jae Hee's commentary cracked me up. And the way everyone was smiling cause Min Ho got rid of his yips, aww. And Seung Soo actually lost his temper enough to yell.

3. Money Game: Watched less than half of episode 3 and realized that I didn't want to continue. Some things don't make sense. It doesn't interest me all that much. Dropped. There are so many good dramas that need my attention. I would rather watch those. Watching this took too much effort. It bored me more than it interested me. I was trying out of some kind of stubbornness.

Want to watch Itaewon class and Forest.

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Doctor John: So I binged all episodes from 6 to 16. I was enjoying it until the last episode happened. The theme of pain was interesting but what I want to talk about is the ending. So the guy just leaves, no contact with the girl for three years. Okay fine, first two years I can ignore But third? Watching her for a year? So basically stalking, huh.

What happens to my family: Finally started watching again. Watched till episode 11.
Two guys fighting over a girl, sigh. Not saying the drama is disappointing. I liked it. But that bothers me here more than it usually does. Don't tell me, this goes on for quite some time? Don't even get me started over the older brother.

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Also after almost half a year I finally finished watching Jdrama version of Suits. It was just 11 episodes long and yet. The last two episodes themselves I put off for months. I don't think I'll be watching Jdramas for a long time.

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I have found very few good jdramas. Most of them just seem so.. sanitized. A few exceptions but rare.

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Doctor John. I loved the show (in fact I watched it in a week) and it also felt strange that las year. Yes, I would also say stalking... and... for what reason if at the end they would end up together??

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That last year nearly ruined the drama for me but a beanie gave me a very good tip. The drama ended with the kiss at the airport. There is nothing after that. Now I'm happy.

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Black dog is doing great with relationships and interactions between teachers. I like that the romance doesn't take over (it's not even there) yet I want a tiny tiny hint of smth between Yeon Woo and Haneul!! Pls writer-nim please.

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I agree about Money Game. I understand the low ratings. Looks like they're going to waste an exceptional cast on this unintelligible stuff. The "BSI ratio" results in a falling body? (I said out loud before it happened will it be a traffic accident or a fall from a tall building?) And those English-speaking scenes!

I wasn't crazy about The Banker last year, but it was way better than this one.

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Doctor John's ending is frustrating. And to think that the OTP has been refreshingly honest for the previous 15 eps. Sigh....

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I am glad i dropped it after ep 7. The character being super genius in diagnosting just didn't click with me. I lol-ed. Kim Sabu's way is much more acceptable and relatable.

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It has been great finishing Tale of Nokdu, Young Blood, Arsenal Military Academy which I have put on hold when The Untamed took over my life and Xiao Zhan put me in a blissful fangirl comatose state. Of course, Xiao Zhan’s very Un-WWX like furrowed brows in Joy of Life took my breath away, again…but I will try not to wait with baited breath the 2nd season with the same cast….coughs….Ever Night 2.

This week Someday or One Day completely has grabbed my attention (and my ❤️!) Now I am on episode 5 and the suspense is in full swing, this time travelling fantasy reminds me the best of Nine with the sweet romance of Queen Inhyun’s Man. Don’t fail me show!! But the way it has latched on my heart I might not even care if the ending is unsensical as long as our OTP reunite happily.

I am surprised at my own regained ability to handle angst lately with Nokdu and SoOD…perhaps the impeachment hearing somehow gave me (mostly unjustified) hope? *slaps self back to reality

I can tell you 42 things how Under the OTP Power failed the viewers, but the OTP crack kept me wanting for me. The lead actors Ren Jialun and Tan Songyun are absolutely adorable as the investigator officials. I should thank the show for being such great representation of mediocrity overall, since it only takes me about 10 minutes to watch each 40-minute episode.

I also checked out the first episode of Find Yourself which delightfully surprised me as possibly a fun fluffy noona romance and not of a love triangle twisted melo the synopsis suggests. Victoria Song has improved greatly as an actor since Moonlight and Valentine, and Song Wei-long is a high level face genius as Cha Eun-woo. The SML is also refreshingly wacky. It is on the list for now.

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I should thank the show for being such great representation of mediocrity overall, since it only takes me about 10 minutes to watch each 40-minute episode.

😂😂😂

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The Untamed took over my life and Xiao Zhan put me in a blissful fangirl comatose state. Of course, Xiao Zhan’s very Un-WWX like furrowed brows in Joy of Life took my breath away, again…

You... You are me?!

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It is nice to meet you, Me!
*excited to find another XZ fangirl Beanie!!

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I could rhapsodize for hours about his smile, but then I already made my RL colleagues *pretty* aware of my fascination. I only watched The Untamed last December, and I count myself lucky I didn't find it when it was airing, because binging it saved my whole year and is carrying me well into 2020 lol.

And then I watched Joy of Life for a few minutes here-and-there of XZ appeareance, lol, and also Jade Dynasty, and I am actually preparing to go into Oh My Emperor despite the general reviews on certain drama sites. But they all also say SML Syndrome is real in that one, so I guess XZ will save the drama for me, anyway.

And I won't start on my collection of Untamed gifs lol.

It definitely launched me into the world of c-drama. I am now wondering what to watch next until his already filmed dramas find airing times and networks. I am *totally* ready for *The Wolf*!

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Wait, doesn't everyone have a XZ gif folder?? 😆

As a XZ fan I feel blessed that we will have Douluo Continent and and The Oath of Love slated for this year....and fingers crossed for The Wolf.....

It has been a blissful past couple months to watch his appearances on Our Song and smatterings of concert performances as well as video shorts like Beautiful Performances! Everything just makes me to love him more, as an actor, a singer, and just the natural genuine good person he seems to be! He is adorableness embodiment who can turn on the sexy anytime!

*dives in to watch his guest appearance on Who is the Murderer this weekend

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Next time watch two episodes in 10 minutes. 😂😂😂

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I am always game for the challenge to break my own record! Still got 11 episodes left for that challenge, @jenmole!

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Actually I think I just did @jenmole!!! The OTP is separated for the latest 2 episodes so there is no OTP interactions therefore the absence of OTP crack. Thank you C-drama God(??)

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Thank you FF button!

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Hahaha under the power! I feel you! I fast forward all non OTP scenes, but because I rewatch all OTP scenes sometimes, maybe it takes me 20 mins to finish the 45 mins episode! Lol Thank lord for the fast forward button otherwise I think I will bail out.
The male lead - is simply born in the wrong period, he should be in the world 10000 years ago and he will be the best looking dude to walk that universe! I haven’t seen anyone rock that look for a while with all that SWAG

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😂 I might argue @stardust (or @stardust81?) that Ren Jialun IS one of those best looking guys walking in our universe now!! Heck, I think that he might even be the best looking gal if you put him in drag!

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Your mention of Ren Jialun caught my eye and I realized I can watch Under the Power on Viki - so should I?? My finger is always on the ff button just in case..

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Ren Jialun demonstrates the perfect example on how to portray a tsundere without making the character looking like he is suffering from facial paralysis.

@linda-palapala, you are such a C-drama veteran that I believe you will be able to extract the joy of the show with upmost precision!! And the bad in the show is hilariously bad, so you may derive pleasure by engaging it as a snark watch as well.

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Right now I'm obsessed with Lay Zhang and The Golden Eyes...
Dimples.
It made me want something of real jade.

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No matter how many times I see it, I always have to look up the definition of tsundere. Sigh.

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"a tsundere without making the character looking like he is suffering from facial paralysis"

RJL as tsundere is much better than Lee Xian in Go Go Squid.... Lee Xian has facial paralysis in that drama.

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Thank you! I don't like Li Xian because of that "facial paralysis". Never said anything because he's so popular. But I've seen him in several dramas as 2nd lead and was so surprised he became popular with Go Go Squid. But you're right - he has facial paralysis in all his dramas, imo.

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The secondary OTP is a snoozefest, but I do feel frustrated that she is unable to get over her attachment of the giant baby who is her Shi Di Di for like 25 too many episodes 😒😴😴
*suddenly wakes up and GAAAAHHHH!!!!

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I can't believe I started Fights Break Sphere just for Xiao Zhan last week. He looks so young and green there. Though I couldn't watch more than 1 eps in a sitting because it's... surprisingly boring despite the many many actions and the charming characters.

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I now realized @gadis that I am severely lacking as the self-proclaimed Xiao Fei Xia. How could I righteously call myself a fangirl without willing to torture myself or even break my spirit by watching Fight Break Sphereeet?

Okay, reading that tortured pun is worse torture.

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Haha... Well I did pick my "battle" willingly. After all, I have to give up watching Oh! My Emperor despite him exuding a strong SLS throughout the drama. At least Fight Break Sphere is quite fun in its Harry-Potter-ish vibe.

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Someday or One Day- finished Episode 7. Loving it so far.
Never Twice - catching up slowly. Hopefully the angst ends and the puppies start smiling again.
Finding Yourself - I wasn’t sure what to expect. But after the first few episodes I like what am seeing.
Love Storm - GregO came to my life! I feel alive.
CLOY - Looking forward to ducklings in South Korea. I can watch an entire episode of them navigating a convenience store!!

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Stove League: I just finished Episode 11. I wouldn't have lasted 2 weeks anticipating the next episode. The last two episodes were divided into 3 parts. I hope we don't get one less episode in the end.

Itaewon Class: First episode was ok, looking forward to the next episodes.

Touch: Its such a weird show. I really dont like the senior bosses' tantrums and that whole weird arc of convincing that grandmother to do her makeup. But I dont mind if it continues in this light manner. Dont want annoying villains and second leads. I'm starting to like Lee Tae-hwan's character too.

Clean With Passion For Now: Bingewatching it! It's got a lot of problems but its really funny! I love the actor's facial expressions, especially Yoon Sang-hyun's amazing reactions to all the dirt around him. I really feel for his character everytime he encounters a huge crowd or a napkin falls on his face, and I wonder how he'll react.

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Thank to you I re-read my comments about CWPFN :p

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Lol I think I've made a lot of people revisit their old comments on the show! :P

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Black Dog: I wasn't sure where the show would go after Episode 12, but I'm really glad they are addressing what happens to the non-Icarus kids.

Itaewon Class: The first episode was very tropey, but I liked it. PSJ is great, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of KDM's character.

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Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2 - I'm waiting for Eun-jae to remember she has complete loyalty and a business card from the gangsters, and can ask them to solve Woo-jin's loan shark issues. I guess things have to drag on a little longer and get a little more dramatic (life or death?) before we can get a resolution, but that is so clearly where this story is going.

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@lindag latebloomer, @eazal,
I'm thinking that Woo-jin's loan shark issues could be solved by the big dog, Kim Sabu. He saved Chairman Shin's kitchen crew in season 1 -- and they were all ex-cons. Shin started out as a loan shark himself and then got into the casino and hospital business. It wouldn't surprise me if Kim Sabu had been a yong-pal before he finally arrived at Doldam. I got the impression that Dr. "Bones" Bae had had dealings with loan sharks, too, although I could be mistaken.

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I stepped into the time machine this week and started watching the 2004 drama 'Full House'. Its like a repository for every over-used K-drama trope, not to mention the UGLY fashions and hair styles. I was startled to realize the strikingly beautiful female lead was Song Hye-kyo from last year's Encounter/Boyfriend! She must've only been 23 when she did that role

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I wasn't into fast forwarding much back then, but I remember this was one of the rare shows I ff'ed through all second female lead scenes.

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Spoiler alert for the ending. She finally XXX's him in a tent in the back yard and suddenly he starts following her around meekly like a puppy.

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HOT STOVE LEAGUE: The move towards motivating the players in spring training is a welcome relief from the corporate politics story line.

CRASH LANDING ON YOU: I agree with missvictrix: the news SYJ went to the ER for “overwork” kind of kills the magic of this drama a tiny bit. This incident happened after the early January hiatus for health and safety issues.

FUN RESTAURANT: The celebrities' cooking skills have improved to the point that all of them seem to be creating enticing dishes. You also get to see stars in their homes or in the wild like normal people. Lee Yoo-Ri is the next celeb chef!

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BEAUTIFUL LOVE, BEAUTIFUL LIFE: At this point, I would like the rich families to just go away and leave CY's family alone. Enough chaebol stalking. Enough class entitlement in social situations. I would rather see CY get together with the motorcycle misfit.

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Oh, I also went to the movie theater to watch PARASITE. It is a very good dark comedy. It earned its Oscar buzz.

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6 Oscar nominations is pretty Amazing for a foreign film.

I think it should win 4 or 5 out of 6 (best international feature film, best motion picture of the year, best director and best original screenplay) but sadly it's run by Hollywood and I don't think they will be that generous.
I think FORD V FERRARI should win best editing and 1917 is a tough contender for production design although I'd still pick PARASITE.

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1917 surprised some people won at the Golden Globes so I think it is a contender for best picture. Also Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood so maybe Tarintino's film. Parasite will definitely win best foreign film. I honestly don't think it was the best film of the year ...just me and my opinion but the theme seems to be resonating this year.

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I think JOKER was probably the Globe favorite and that's why some were surprised when 1917 won.

I also agree, that 1917 is a contender for best motion picture of the year and some of the technical awards.

PARASITE just stood out to me so I'm rooting for it to win best picture of the year too but it's chance is sadly low since it's Hollywood.
I have my "it should win" above and "it will win" below.
For sure best international film.
I really want it to win best original screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won.

I guess we'll find out soon :).

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I don't think ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD is Tarantino's best film unlike PARASITE for Bong Joon Ho but that's just me.

It's chance of winning is very high though.
So I think it will be between ONCE UPON a TIME, 1917 and PARASITE.
If anything else wins then I should crawl back into my cave and never speak of the Oscars again lol.

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Honestly I still think Pulp Fiction is QT's best film. I think normally he would win but there is a bit of the Weinstein stench on him that some might shy away. QT won best screenplay at the Globes so maybe they'll give him that, or director or the movie for the win...one but not all three. I think the movie out of Spain is getting left out a bit. I haven't seen it but I've heard good things and normally the Hollywood set love that director. Truthfully, I'm kind of over the awards stuff as the older I get, it seems more silly but I still like to check it out even though I see fewer movies than ever before.

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I'm with you, PULP FICTION is still Tarantino's best. He had a blast directing it too. I've never seen a director dancing behind the camera before lol.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP3ndqcmM98&t=65s

I think he'd be happy for Bong "if" he wins best director since he is a fan.

Oh Pedro Almodóvar's PAIN AND GLORY was great too.
I'd be rooting for his film if it wasn't for PARASITE.

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Romantic Doctor 2:
I think this season is quite predictable, but I still enjoy it nonetheless. I agree so strongly that Kim Sabu holds all the magic and clearly carries this show despite it having a good ensemble. As another Beanie has pointed out, the gansgters that Cha Eun-jae saved can just get rid of the loan sharks altogether, but I am not surprised that CEJ hasn't thought about it because even I forgot about it since there have been SO many things going on. The kiss in the last ep. was a wee bit forced; now I understand why I keep hearing about a kiss in ep.8 of all Kdramas.

Crash Landing:
Finished the most current ep today and it is still a cute little show. I enjoy taking photos of the lipstick FL wears, earrings of Dan's mother and some quotes that I like. I love the ducklings in a convenience store; perhaps because of the Convenience Store Lady book written by a Japanese author I read recently, I was very excited having a glimpse of an SK one. Actually, that book made me feel that going to a convenience store is interesting or even magical. Now I search for new stuff and try many new things.

And Netflix has Extraordinary You today! Based on the Beanies' reviews, I think I'm tempted to give it a try.

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I don't know if you're gonna like it. I don't think I like it that much, but it somehow transforms my going to the convenience store routine.. hehe

It's Convenience Store Woman by Murata, Sayaka.

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This week has been a hard one without my weekend dramas, but fortunately I’ll catch this weekend.

DRTK2. It’s getting better, thanks show! Kim Sabu is the best, and I’m loving how Dr. Seo and Dr. Cha are progressing. Their kiss was a bit of a surprise, but I think WooJin has had a crush on EunJae since medical school and her attitude towards him changed when she learned how hard his life had been. She was impressed that he had gone so far in life without the support of a family and that warmed up her heart, maybe she feels sorry about things she said and did in the past.
The other couple, Nurse Park and Areum are just the cutest. Love them every day more.
The baddies are still baddies. I was specially angry about the way Dr. Park and Dr. Yoon treated Dr. Cha just because she’s a woman. I’m so tired of their patronising!

Diary of a Prosecutor. I’m loving the show and how it tells the story. Also, I hope this new Chief is finally haunted by the ghost, and I’m so happy it’s back in the story!

Black Dog, I could only watch ep. 13. I was a bit worried about how the show would go on after the beautiful ending of ep. 12 but I like where it’s going.

I had left on a hiatus The Game, but I think I will probably drop as beanies comments are not the best.

And I’m planning to start Forest because I’m intrigued...

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Wait, so now you want me to drop it at ep12? We wanted an episode on bosses not a new horrible bosses which make the current ones look nice in comparison...
Itaewon class @selena My thoughts exactly, it was the same chaebol induced sob story we have seen tooo many god damn times, i am bored, move over.

Forest Dropped in first 15 min, i don't have time nor patience for this. It was better shelved.

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The show that I really love ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Someday or One day it is so beautiful and funny.

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Romantic Doctor Kim2: I have been enjoying this drama but when nothing was done about the man physically beating his wife in the hospital, I was puzzled. In the US, medical personnel are mandatory reporters...the police would be called after the 1st instance and he would be arrested. Does the ROK not have similar laws? The entire arc of the wife accidentally slashing Eun-Jae and then killing her husband wouldn't have occurred. And the hospital administrations role to blame the doctor after the guy had been violent numerous times with his wife...oh, come on! Hopefully the show drops those preposterous tropes...

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I want to put a plug in for THE GAME: TOWARDS ZERO. I have watched the first 4/8 episodes and I have found the drama really gripping which is what a crime drama should be. Yes, there have been a few plot head scratchers but overall I think those involved are giving us a pretty good production, music included.

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- THE GAME: TOWARDS ZERO: Beanies were right, eps 3-4 were way better than the first two. The scene in which the reporter saw his wife on the news in the street was powerful. But then... why on earth the detective said TP's name and power to the doctor after a 5-minutes acquaintance?

- MASTER IN THE HOUSE: I watched the very first episode because I was curious about the concept of the show and have a soft spot for LSY. It was funny and promising, I'll continue watching.

- NEE SENSEI, SHIRANAI NO? : 5,5/10 My sister that is more into jdramas asked me to watch this with her. Well, it had no much plot, and I didn't like the fact that the ML more than one time tries to convince the FL to sleep with him even if she is clearly uncomfortable.

MOVIES

- MASQUERADE: 8/10 a beautiful movie. I thought the end would be unhappy, but I liked it. I was moved by Sa-wal's arc and by the royal guard. I think they did a good job with The crowned clown.

- SWEET BEANS (AN) : 9/10 A touching jmovie. I can't say much because I would spoiler, but the old lady character can really teach us something important about life and happiness.

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I liked their respective careers and had was looking forward to more scenes them. I was excited when I thought we may actually watch the whole process of how the team completes a scene in her magna.
It also seemed like one of the reasons the ML likes the FL is because she is so committed to her work.

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I think the ML likes the FL mostly because he mirrored his commitment to work in her, too, the other reason was she was "cute".

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kdramas: Stove League and Itaewon Class
cdramas: Forward Forever, The Brightest Star in the Sky, Handsome Siblings...also, few episodes from Dark Lord and Buried city to Shut All Lights, not sure if i will continue these two shows....also, tried watching few episodes from Ever Night 2 (i still haven't finishing Ever Night 1 yet) and Eternal Love of Dream...i don't think i will continue this two shows for now.

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Forward Forever - I'm waiting for somebody to do English subs.
Ever Night 2 has been unwatchable for me, not comparing it to EV1 or anything, but it's just plain bad on its own, unfortunately.

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QUIZ: Guess which drama I'm watching - I'd rather see Kit Kats than Subway.

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Subway always found its way into Kdramas. There is one exception though: Chocolate, where Quiznos actually made it.

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No. They actually make their sandwiches feel affordable and linked to good memories in life.

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I love hot sandwiches just as much as the next person, but are their sammies foot-long?

I need lunch.

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Of course, Kit Kats being chocolate - even though it was overkill, I had to laugh. I don't like Kit Kats but now I want some.

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Guess that's how effective the PPL is.

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I just couldn’t believe the Kit Kats. In Switzerland‘S chocolate shops no way do Kit Kat’s get that kind of shelve space.
And you would think Seri have more expensive tastes haha

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At least in CHOCOLATE it was Godiva.

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@stardust81,
Picky Princess my foot! Next we'll learn that she secretly adores Big Macs. Sheesh.

Although Kit Kat was invented by a British confectioner, Nestle acquired the manufacturer in 1988. Except in the US, where it is still made under license by Hershey, it's technically Swiss chocolate. Godiva it ain't. But I suspect there are more potential buyers of Kit Kat than Godiva. ;-)

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What a valuable resource you are, @pakalanapikake!
Re Godiva - have you ever looked at the ingredients? No better than Kit Kats, just more expensive.

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Not Big Macs - she secretly loves Subway (which we've already seen more of in the latest episode). Which, btw, I ff thru about 95% of it since "fish out of water" is getting really old.

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@linda-palapala,
I haven't seen the latest episode yet. ;-)

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I love ep12! Ep 11 was a little meh for me but 12 brought back everything i love about the drama. Seri and Hyuk are one of the better written female and male leads for a romantic comedy in a while. Sometimes it’s always one lead that shines While the other just chugs along but In this drama both are well written, layered and don’t do silly things. It’s wonderful, a joy to watch

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Good point - Bad ppl I guess! Should have waited for the Kit Kat ppl til they got back to SK. But I bet we'll see more KK.

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Now that they're in the South, the PPL has really ramped up! Making up for lost time???

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I wish they'd realize subtle is more effective than in-your-face ppl.

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I know. I will NEVER eat Subway again.

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Subway is in CLOY--have you watched episode 11 yet?

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I always wonder how rich is subway to keep popping up in every drama I watch! It’s crazy.

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And there are also so many scenes of it! However, I find the Subway PPL lacks any message to the viewers. It looks cold and tasteless for me. All I saw was a lot of office workers eating it. And that’s it.

In Chocolate, Quizno is linked with good memories. In CLoY, beautiful and rich women (also femme fatal) resort to Kit Kat’s when they’re stressed out or sad; people enjoy eating super crunchy fried chicken at BB-Q fried chicken place; and Angle-in-a cup seems like a good and cozy place to have coffee.

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I've never eaten at Quiznos, but I struck Subway off my list long ago. I'm always reminded of the movie, "Falling Down," when I eat at fast food places. The food in the pictures above the order counter NEVER looks like the food you're served.

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Romantic Dr Kim 2:
Baddies are plain baddies without any redeeming qualities and Doctor Kim is awesome as always. It feels like ancient Chinese wuxia drama with medicine. We have greedy evil sect and good, righteous sect fighting for control of a hospital.
I am feeling meh about SWJ and CEJ. I am not able to connect with CEJ. I just want her to get over her self-pity.
Dr Kim, cuties Eun-tak +Ah-ruem are the reason I am watching this drama.
Forest: I have no idea where this is going. The characters are bit over the top. I will give this show 2 more episodes.
How are you bread: I need to get back to it. It’s plain bad but sometimes I watch drama to make fun of it. It needs to remain bad. If its quality improves, I am going to drop this drama.
Find Yourself (c-drama): FML has best family ever. Her parents are supportive and she has over-protective twin brother. I like second male lead as well. At this point I think second ML and FML belong together. They have same views on romantic relationships (plus point no icky boss-subordinate relationship and 10-year-old age-gap). I am bit afraid that they are going to push for professor (playboy twin brother) +student (has crush on ML and niece of Second ML) relationship as well. If that happens, I am going to drop this drama.

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