Beanie level: Noble idiot

I get this feeling whenever I find a drama that completely enthralls me.

There are a few dramas that has magically affected me, that moved me, that stayed with me. They makes life seem different from ordinary life, seem remote from daily life. (for example Goblin and Mirror of the Witch). I’m currently watching Bloody Romance and Chugakusei Nikki that fit into this category. I think this year Kdramas has been mediocre so far. I hope Memories of the Alhambra or Death Song/Hymn of Death will live up to my exypectations.

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https://www.soompi.com/article/1269301wpp/kwak-dong-yeon-charismatic-chairman-strange-hero

The production team of “My Strange Hero” revealed new photos of Kwak Dong Yeon as the chairman of Seolsong High School’s board of directors.

Wow. He is 21 years old and plays the role of a chairman (and the villain). Impressive.

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    I don’t get it. Some very young actors regularly play older characters while so many older actors are stuffed in high school uniforms. 😅 I guess Kwak Dong Yeon must come across as more mature than his age, in person.

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I\’ve finally finished SUITS. I survived for Park Hyung Shik alone. What an uninteresting drama! The characters were not fleshed out with some background information on their private life and the main conflict was that Mr Ham wanted to edge out Choi Kyung Suk of Kang & Ham Law Firm. Boring. The characters loved speaking in metaphorical or allegorical language so much that it really began to get on my nerves. I know – you are higly intelligent lawyers who can\’t speak like mere mortals. Even if I fast forwarded a lot in episode 14 and 15, I can collect my bean for it, right? I\’ve got very few beans for the end-of-year poll as it is.

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    I’m ready for PHS to pick another good role. Or am I too attached to his character in SWDBS?

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      I’d like to see him in a serious role instead of a rom com. I think he’s capable of playing it after having watched him in SUITS. Plus I’m not into rom coms.

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        I’d be fine with that. It seems like he’s capable, but doesn’t pick the best dramas.

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    Suits was rather dry. They could’ve done so much more with the source material but I guess they wanted a possibility of season 2 on the horizon.

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    Oooh dang. I’ve had Suits on my list for the longest time, but still haven’t felt like starting it yet. >.<

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I’ve just watched Snowy Road. It’s a 2-episode KBS drama. I wept buckets when Jong-Boon heard from Young-Ae’s brother, who was his crush back then and was drafted against his will, after several decades. They’ve lost their innocent youths because of the war. The drama was a harsh reminder of why I’ve lost trust in humanity generally.

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New trailer of “He Hymn of Death/Death Song”

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My kdrama watchlist seems to be shaping up nicely (involved dramas with confirmed release dates):

November:
Children of Nobody/Red Moon Blue Sun
Clean with Passion for Now
Death Song
December:
Memories of the Alhambra
Bok Soo\’s Back/My Strange Hero
January:
The Man Who Became King (finally a sageuk starring Yeo Jin-Goo!)
February:
Haechi (another sageuk soon after!)
Vagabond (Lee Seun-Gi and Suzy reunion, contrary to popular opinion I love Suzy as an actress and Gu Family Book very much)

PS Planning to watch dramas is one thing, finishing them is quite another.

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I’ve just watched the movie ‘Perfect Proposal’. The male lead boasted that he thought everything through in the finest detail, he has planned, analyzed, labored for many years and despite that he didn’t know about the hidden camera which was the the ruin of him. Ridiculous. After all it doesn’t matter, there is Yoo Yeon-seok’s usual hotness to save the movie. 😊


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    know of any free source to stream this

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    i want bothered abt this one fact that he dint find the hidden camera sooner.. it just shows how much he overestimated his own Brain, Planning and underestimated his dad’s thinking “what a disable man bound to his wheelchair can do”.
    For me it proves the fact “most dark spot is just under the lamp despite how much light it spreads around”

    PS i LOVED YYS sooooo much in this….. he is a gem of an actor to watch in any role.

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Yeo Jin Goo in his new drama. He gives a very radiant smile as the clown. I miss sageuks.
https://www.soompi.com/article/1263381wpp/yeo-jin-goo-king-clown-upcoming-drama
“The Man Who Became King” will premiere in the latter half of 2019. The waiting is going to be long, very long.


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As things stand, I won\’t have too many beans to count at the end-of-year poll. My \”Dropped\” list (12) is much longer than my \”Watched\” one (6, out of which one is a 4-episodes drama). In my eyes none of them deserve more than one bean because none of them was extraordinarily good. Where is my Korean \”crack drama\”? Boohoo! In 2018 k-dramas were overshadowed by j-dramas as far as \”crack drama\” is concerned. Just my humble opinion.

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    What were the jdramas you liked? I am in search of crack. 🙂

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      I’m currently obsessed with Sachiiro no One Room and Chuugakusei Nikki. Though you must wait for subtitles a long time and none of them is a light story.

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FF button is my best friend when it’s about Where Stars Land. But that scene of pushing each other against the wall is really something. My heart skipped a beat while watching them. I myself would like to try this thing with a guy I like. It’s a gesture so theatrical. Ha ha. Soo Yeon is a man with whom a girl can be daring, I guess.
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I’m patiently waiting Yook Sung-Jae’s new drama. He must be busy with his band. I’ve seen 3 out of his 5 dramas: The Village, Goblin and School 2015. It happened that all these dramas are on my list of favourites with the result that he’s become one of my favourite actors.
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    You should maybe watch School 2015- his debut drama. He was adorable there and I had SLS, specially cuz the main lead was Nam Joo Hyuk and he couldn’t act.

    The show isn’t brilliant but it’s interesting enough..

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    He also had a significant role in Plus Nine Boys. That show was uneven but he was great in it and his storyline was one of the good ones!

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    A scene-stealer for sure!

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    A good actor who doesn’t want to do dramas much. Sigh..

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I\’m not a romantic person by nature. But these few couples make me behave like a love-struck teenager. I loved these dramas just for the OTP (except for Kim Soo Ro because I loved it as a whole). My type of man is either reserved like Kim Moo Yul in My Beautiful Bride (or Lee Je Hoon in Where Stars Land) or mischievous like Lee Seun Gi in My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho or Park Shi Hoo in Prosecutor Princess. And Ji Sung\’s intent gaze and his assuring smile set my heart racing.



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There are a few cheerful songs that make me feel a glow of peacefulness. It’s a great way of getting things off my chest and making life bearable at least for a short while. I would listening to this song all day.

Although I haven’t seen a single minute of this drama. The scenery looks very tempting…It is worth the watch?

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    This song is really catchy, I also like this most from DoTS Ost album.
    And, if you want to pick up this drama, you might consider: 6 packs-hot bodies, mischievous Big Boss Song Joong Ki, flawless skin of Song Hye Kyo and her acting aegyo, 2nd lead couple love story, …etc.

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      Yeah, I love mischievous grown-up characters very much, especially male characters. Lee Seung Gi’s mischievous character in My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho is one of my favourite heroes.

      This drama looks like a typical summer romance at a beautiful place in a warm climate enjoying a cheesy honeymoon phase with a lot of flirting. It is intended as a compliment.

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        Precaution though, Flirting yes (not a lot T_T), kissing no :D.
        I found this drama an easy watch, and with a happy ending, that’s good enough. ^^

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A short drama set in 1920s with a tragic ending…it’s a drama to my liking. Like one of my favourite Korean movies ‘Love, Lies’.

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I\’ve been rewatching BLACK. It\’s a great feeling that I can take any hints they\’ve dropped this time and I\’m not being kept in the dark by the convoluted yet addicting plot. It still keeps me in suspense even though I know the story behind all the craziness.

It\’s one of my top 5 k-dramas, but at the same time it\’s on the list of \’the worst ever kdrama endings\’. There is a gradual build-up suspense throughout the drama, until it comes to a lame ending. I wanted to see how would Ha Ram handle the truth that he\’s not his childhood friend but a Reaper and she herself is a half-Reaper. Did the writer run out of energy and creativity regarding this thread? *sigh* That\’s life. Worst endings never cease!

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Park Bo Gum looks like this (he’s a heartthrob with his innocent smile on his face and his long hair) in his new drama, and I’m not interested in it at all. Aw, boo hoo! First world problems.
The discouraging factors: romcom genre, noona romance, female lead’s awful haircut, Song Hye Kyo.

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A precious puppy. He’s so straightforward and shy at the same time. He remained hopeful about his chances wih Yeo Reum because he wasn’t directly turned down. He’s eager to go to work so he can see the girl he likes. When he confessed he didn’t think far into the future just answered honestly Yeo Reum’s question. He just want to focus on the present with someone by his side. How adorable he is! I myself wouldn’t hesitate to fall in love with him within 3 seconds.

And I’m curious to know how will the writer straighten things out between Soo Yeon and his hyung who wished not to be involved with his half-brother or stepbrother(?) and failed him when the accident had happened.

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I have somethimg to say on the current [Theme of the Month].
I was so angry about the ending of The King Loves. Their enviable bromance (which borders on platonic love) was damaged because of a girl! What a nonsense. So the rest of the story of their bromance gets relegated to an epilogue in my mind, which shows them promising each other faithfully to meet every year at the usual place and at the usual time (of course without San; you know, two\’s company, three\’s a crowd). Waiting so long sweeten their reunion. On these speacial occasions they roams the streets in disguise as they did when they were children and talks late into the night.

As far as Won\’s love life is concerned, time heals all wounds, so Won realized that his feelings has changed towards Dan. He found himself feasting his eyes longer and longer on his wife. He reflected that there was no use loving a girl living far away with another man (and with his best friend at that) when there was a girl nearby who has loved him for years. He no longer sees her as his little sister because through perseverance and with tender loving care Dan managed to win her husband\’s affection. (I have to confess I\’m a bit of a sucker of this type of affection which springs from a long-lasting gratitude, see Mr Tilney and Catherine Morland\’s love story in Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen). Much to Dan\’s great amusement, Won feels very awkward when he tries to display his new-found romantic feelings. Nervous giggles, clearing his throat nervously, clumsy movements…I cheered them on throughout the drama very much, but the writer just ignored this pairing.

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    i love this pairing too! the exact scene of your gif was what made me want desperately of Siwan to headline a romcom when he discharge from the military.

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An Appreciation Post To One Of My Favourite Sageuk

Rebel:Thief Who Stole the People OST Part 7 sung by Kim Sang Joon. This is a very emotional and memorable song in the drama. The last 6 episodes were so thrilling that I’ve been watching them with great feeling. I was worried sick about the members of the gang, especially about the fate of Mori but it turned out to be needless. To my great surprise, a sageuk ended on an optimistic note.

I miss a good crack drama these days.

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I\’ve still got problems with posting several gifs in one post.



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