Beanie level: Errand boy

I enjoyed Angel’s Last Mission and I am really enjoying finishing Memories of the Alhambra. What other shows did everyone hate so I know what I should watch next?

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    Mr. Sunshine. It’s a KES drama. You can’t get more hated than that.

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      Nice try.

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        Hwayugi

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          I read the recaps and was so excited for Hongki, LSG, and CSW but that ending…I don’t know if I could sit through all of it for it to end that way…

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            I loved the ending. The episode before the last one was trash but I loved the finale.

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            @midnight oh really? Why did you like the ending? Maybe I should revisit that then…

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            Because it was SO EXACTLY like him to give her his own eye and confidently announce that he would find her where-ever she went. I loved the cheeky note the show ended on. It was exactly like Monkey King. And one knew that he would do it. As always.

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            @midnight ah true. I can see how it would stay in character. I don’t mind bittersweet endings but open-ended endings drive me a little crazy. I might still check it out though. There did seem to be some golden moments that would make it worth-while.

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            Hwayugi’s ending made my hubby swear to never watch another kdrama. (Of course, we’re watching My Country now, which he loves.)

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          For your below comment:
          Oh man, I would have quit ages ago if I swore off kdramas after a bad ending. Glad your husband got sucked back in anyway!

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    Abyss?
    Melting Me Softly????
    Arsedal????????

    All seem to qualify on the “hate” scale. Abyss was the only one I liked.

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      Melting Me Softly is loosely on my list. I do love the leads and the clips I’ve seen don’t really seem all that bad if you go in expecting some farce.

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      Ugh, definitely Arsedal (hate face 😠).

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    I really liked MoA too. I often love shows hated by most beanies too but whenever I post about it there usually are some beanies that have liked it too.

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      Yeah usually there’s someone out there who loves it even if it seems most don’t. It is nice to see those more positive posts.
      I take reviews into account a lot but some of the shows I’ve most enjoyed were ones I just ignored reviews and dived in.

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      *high five*
      I love MoA with all its flaws. I think the only thing I actually hate is the vague ending. Aside from that, it’s a drama I enjoyed watching and dissecting.

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    One show I remember many beanies, but not all of them, dislike is Wok of Love. I LOVE IT.
    Two Cops is another one. I have rewatched both of themmany many times.
    Room No.9 is another one that I have watched recently, starting it very cautiously but I love this one too.

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      Oh, I’m glad to hear you liked Wok of Love! I’ve been wanting to watch it for Junho but it did seem that not many people really enjoyed it. I’ll give it go!

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        I love it. Both JunHo and Jung Ryeo Won are perfect. And I don’t care what other people say, this is one of the best roles I have seen Jang Hyuk in.

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          Yep, I was recently thinking of rewatching Wok of Love for Jang Hyuk. Sure, it gets a bit unfocused towards the end but I loved it. And the cat.

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      I love Junho. He was sooo good in Chief Kim and JBL. I stopped reading recaps of WoL but can’t remember why. I do remember something about a steamy kitchen kiss lol. I think that would be a fun one for a light comedy. I should add it to my list.
      The last two just never really interested me. I do love Jo Jung-suk though.

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        See, I was bored to tears with JBL and I had lots of issues with it that frustrated me. The only thing I liked about it was the relationship between JunHo and the second female lead near the end of the story.

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          I’ve heard that from others but I absolutely adore JBL and really want to rewatch it. The FSL was really awesome and I did enjoy that friendship too. The MSL got on my nerves a little but I’ve seen worse lol

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        Room No.9 never intrested me either until just recently when I had finished a rewatch of Lookout and was desperate for more KYK but disliked Secret Life of my Secretary. I went in just for him not knowing anything about the story, and it gripped me immediately.

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          Ooh didn’t realize he was in that too. I do like both female leads too but idk. I’ll have to be in just the right mood for that one.

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      Wok of Love is love. It’s disjointed at times and most of the times it felt like the writer couldn’t decide whether she wanted to go all out on the absurdity scale or not. But the oddly frank conversations are to die for (so refreshingly weird and honest). And the characters are a delight.

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    suspicious partner
    strong woman do bongsoon
    hotel del luna
    vagabond
    abyss
    the heirs
    dr jin

    all shows getting hated on for very different reasons also all shows i have watched at least bits of and have both enjoyed and hated for… varying reasons

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      I enjoyed Suspicious Partner. It lost it’s way like midway but was still nice enough.
      Strong Woman got a lot of love here I thought. I barely made it through recaps…
      Hotel Del Luna is definitely on my list. That one sounded good.
      Vagabond is loosely on my list. I don’t mind an action show here and there.
      Recaps were fun to read for The Heirs but never would watch it. Maybe if it was back when I was watching BoF and those classics lol
      I always mean to go back and read Dr Jin recaps. Heard they were pretty hilarious.

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        I would probably rate Strong Woman as my most disliked drama ever. Mostly because I somehow managed to watch all of the trainwreck and didn’t drop it like most other bad dramas. I give major side-eyes to anyone who say they liked it.

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          I’m a chronic finisher so I have a nice list of disliked ones I’ve completed. There were some core issues I had with Strong Woman (from reading recaps) that I think it was the leads chemistry that must have hard carried that show. I don’t begrudge people liking it but I will not be convinced to check it out myself.

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            I have stopped reading recaps to check the show a long time ago. I have found out that I enjoy shows better when I go in blind without the recappers’ first impressions, as people usually have a certain expectation from promo materials and/or production crew credits, which can ruin the first few episodes for them very easily and it shows clearly in their recap. I tend to avoid promo materials and I prefer to go in blind. That has been the best strategy for me to enjoy the most number of shows.

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        strong woman couldve been an interesting show and the leads were cute as buttons. but also i could write a book on how it somehow sent the exact opposite message of what it should have sent with the premise and also how it literally handled every single plotline wrong.

        but also park boyoung is magic. i didnt even mind its terribleness as long as i could fast forward to her scenes. im not sure why.

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      @midnight I don’t rely on recaps as much as I used to. I don’t mind some bias in there cause I do come for their genuine opinion. Plus, I have my own biases too, but it can get deceiving when it’s all love or all criticism.
      I also love spoilers (as long as I seek them out and they don’t ninja attack me) so I’m all for pre-reading recaps and watching promos lol. It does backfire sometimes.

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    People hated Angel’s Last Mission? I had no idea. I loved it. Shin Hye Sun was divine in there!

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      Hate may be too strong of a word but people seemed to not like the plot or L all that much. I enjoyed it a lot too. Shin Hye-sun is awesome and I thought L held his own with how much goofier his role was suppose to be.

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I finally finished Moonlight Drawn By Clouds! And…I didn’t like it. Now to go find something awesome to watch as a reward before I continue my half-done list (MoA, FiS, MSH).

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    Did you not like the end or did you not like any of it?

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      Mainly the whole thing. I loved the guy trio. I wished we had gotten more of their story and reconciliation. Jinyoung and Ninja (I’m so bad with character names lol) were so interesting but they barely got any screen time it felt like (and yes that ending was so pointless for him T_T). I wanted to like Ra-on but she was just unable to handle anything on her own and then she spent the second half sitting there crying. I love that actress though so I’m glad I saw her in other things first before this. The show had charm and I could see how people really were drawn to it but I just couldn’t buy into it. 😔

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        Ninja was awesome! I love his hair 😍
        Ra On had spunk at the beginning but that kind of disappeared halfway through.
        I didn’t like that the three guy’s friendship was broken up at the end 😭

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          His hair was really good. It looked sp bouncy. Yeah, if they focused on them reconciling that would have been so much better and meaningful than anything else in the drama.
          I felt like Ra-on had spunk but was a bit too ditzy at the beginning lol
          Oh! I forgot I did love CSB’s character. I think she got short-changed too by the end but she was really cool.

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        The fact that Jinyoung was completely sidelined was one of my biggest gripes with the show (LITERALLY NO ONE SEEMED TO EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HE DIED???).

        In general, I think MDBC had a lot of potential, and I can think of a bunch of better ways some of the side characters could’ve been used that would’ve made the show a whole lot more watchable.

        It felt like the writers themselves were a little confused about whether they wanted to focus on the romance, or focus on the politics, and they just ended up not doing either one all that well, which is such a pity, because I feel like the show could’ve been really good.

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          Yeeeees! I’m a bana so maybe a little bias but Jinyoung did so good at selling his role in everything (and was even a better politician than the prince at times). His death scene (as ridiculous and out of character as it was) had so much omph and then everyone was like here is my single tear and the end. I also hated that it was used to justify the evil grandfather/minister to end his life. I wanted to see him get actual justice.

          Yeah I can see that being the problem. They tried to bite off more than they could chew but were able to ride on the charisma of the actors.

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    I didn’t even make it through two episodes.

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      I’m too stubborn for my own good so I hardly ever drop, but also I assumed it would get better since I heard such great reviews here. By the time I realized it wouldn’t, I was too deep in that it would have been a waste not to finish it….

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    Finally someone I can relate with. I loved our two leads individually but I didn’t feel any chemistry between them. This is one major reason I didn’t like the show. Also like comments have mentioned our heroin kinda lost her spunkiness as the show moved on. And I think the politics weren’t gripping enough for me..

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      Yeah I shouldn’t have watched CwP in between this one cause KYJ had amazing chemistry with YKS. Granted she was reeeeally young in MDBC but still…the elements were there for me to want them to be together but I just didn’t feel it.

      I felt like the prince floundered with the politics a bit too much and never seemed to get the upperhand until the end when others helped him. Jinyoung had a grasp on the politics and his part was interesting, but it wasn’t focused on enough. I think they had too many players and tried to focus on all of them without giving any of them service.

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        “the elements were there for me to want them to be together but I just didn’t feel it” yess EXactly!!
        Also this was one of my first few dramas and at that time I didn’t really know the actor/actresses well, just used to watch the drama without knowing the cast but now that you mentioned, I searched her up and she is twenty RIGHT NOW, which means she was SEVENTEEN then?? 😱😱
        I did not know anyone could get a lead role at this age and that to in a romance drama!!

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          I’m still horrible at keeping actors straight lol.
          Yeah she’s so young! She comes from being a child actress and I want to say MDBC was her first “adult” role. She was a high schooler in Angry Mom but it wasn’t a romance (awesome kdrama btw).

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            Haha, I am getting better 😅
            Just recently discovered she was a child actress when i saw clips of her , Yeo Jin Goo and Kim So Hyun in ‘Moon Embraving The Sun’. They’ve all come a long way!
            Haven’t watched ‘Angry Mom’, searched it up, the premise sounds interesting I think I’ll add it into my foot long ‘To Watch’ list😅

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          I never did get around to watching Moon Embracing the Sun.

          I know all about a mile long list haha mine grows faster than I watch T_T

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            I haven’t watched moon embracing the sun as well.
            About the mile long list, doesn’t everybody’s??😂

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How is he such a beautiful human being? Every time I think I couldn’t love him more he does something wonderful and meaningful. Even if you don’t know Key, watch. Trust me. It’s worth your time.

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    Key is Love. Love is Key.

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    There is something about him that makes me think he would be such a great friend to have.

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      He would be! He is definitely a social bee. It seems every week someone is visiting him in the military lol

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      And babysitter

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    He’s amazing. I hope he takes on more acting when he’s back. He’s the reason I’ll rewatch Lookout.❣️

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      We just finished that! Our biggest complaint was we needed more Key and Seulgi. lol
      I hope he does more acting too. He has such presence on stage/camera.

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K-con next week!! Yaaay! I\’m crossing fingers and toes that Dramabeans will make another appearance there. Also, I\’ll love to get together with L.A/L.A-adjacent beanies. We have a kakao group so I can add you there or we can find another way to PM each other if anyone is interested in meeting up next week!

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    Who are you excited to see?

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      Mamamoo, Nu’est, Ateez, Stray Kids, Esna, Kevin Woo, ReacttotheK, and more! Lol

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        I haven’t payed much attention to stray kids but that one boy’s voice is so deep. I hadn’t thought about it before but all those famous deep voices at one time would of been coming out of the mouth’s of babes, lol.
        When I first fell down the kpop rabbit hole definitely came across some reaction videos by ReacttotheK, Dezzy March, and that producer guy.

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          That would be Felix (@adieunoire @ultramafic see I pay attention)
          haha and that is true. My favorite deep voice in kpop is Bang Yongguk (formerly BAP). I never saw him as a kid though lol
          Yeah Dezzy and PD I’m excited for too. PD was there last year but I didn’t catch him on any panels. Hopefully this year I will

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        I’ll spend my time being jealous of everyone who gets to see Mamamoo.

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    This year I (finally) have a smart-phone, so kakao is an option.
    How do I join????

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      oh yay! download the app then I’ll give you the link to join. I’ll just delete it from here once you are in.

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        I’m in. ID is (surprise, surprise) “Lordcobol”

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    Hey..do u know if K-con is always held in summer?

    Hope you and the other lucky beanies have a ton of fun there!

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      I’m pretty sure it’s been mid-August or around there every year. The one in New York is like early July usually I think.

      Thank you!

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        Thanks! I was hoping there might be a chance to go if it’s later in the year but probably not then..

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Of course we have to have this part of a Shinee birthday party for @jaelegant We absolutely adore this performance. Their joy is contagious!

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@jaelegant Happy Birthday!!!! I can’t believe I’m ruining my fan wall with boba, but it’s completely worth it to celebrate you! I hope you enjoy your day drinking some boba tea and dancing to Shinee!

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    Omg!! I had no idea!!

    Happy birthday, Jules!! Drink ALL of the boba!! Don’t listen to any of Crys’s boba hatred!!

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Maybe Kwon Jung-rok was also the consultant for The Prime Minister and I. #foreverbitter

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This dance is so underrated. It’s such a fun and crazy concept. I love the styling, too. It’s fairly normal (for them) but with some added quirk.

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I can’t believe they have been around 11 years! Shinee always knows how to rock the stage no matter what. At around 9:45 or so, it starts doooownpouring and they become even more alive.

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Seeing the Game of Thrones meltdowns reminds me why I watch kdramas. At least I only waste 24 hours to have a bad finale instead if 7 years.

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@bammsie Happy Birthday! 💜💙 Here’s some Shinee to remind you to not be too serious on your special day! *throws boba and baguettes your way*

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@greenfields So glad you found BAP! This is a favorite song/video. They are such goofballs. Another favorite is Wake Me Up so definitely check that one out!

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There must be something about Junho that makes beanies commandeer a post. Too bad I’m not live watching this show.

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    Junho is amazing. He has me at Chief Kim.

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      I loved him in Chief Kim. He stole my heart there and ran away with it in JBL.

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    You should join too! It’s a lot of fun! (Or wait until it finished because the subs take forever)

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      I’m horrible at live watching lately but I definitely want to catch it later. Y’all will get all these notifs for old comments then lol

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    Of course. He’s Junho. Did you see Just Between Lovers? I’ve been devoted since then.

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      Yes! Absolutely adored him in that and I was one to join in on that post. It was so much fun.

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I love that moment where you recognize this person just has to be your bias. You see that something special and just can’t look away. This was my #biasmakingmoment. I love the joy he finds in dancing.

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Their fashion choices may often be…unique…but they always kill on stage. Bonus: poor Taemin rips his pants.

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These Shinee men are such professional dorks. I will never tire of this video and Taemin’s hips, Minho’s questionable camerawork, and Onew’s cute dance.

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“You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift
It just hit me that this is the perfect song for second leads. I mean imagine Taylor Swift is wrong and the cheerleader is actually the one the ML/FL should be with. (Also, makes me think of the behavior we excuse if it’s a lead vs a SL)

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    It certainly is! And my daughter’s favorite TS song. πŸ₯°

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What a catch. I mean every girl’s dream is to be loved because of how foolish she is. Now granted this is an apt description of the FL and he deserves better, but still…

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Girl, you need to try harder cause it ain’t workin’ for ya.

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Well, that was painful. I’m just going to console myself with BTS videos.

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