Beanie level: Noble idiot

Does anyone know what those relaxation/calming pills are that characters in k-dramas are always taking? Is it actually a thing? I want some.

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    It’s a legit thing. In Korean, it’s called Cheongsimhwan (청심환), in Chinese, it’s called Angong Niuhuang Yuan (安宫牛黄丸), and it’s made up of a number of herbs made into a paste and formed into a gumball sized pill for you to chew and swallow. It supposedly helps with a various list of things, one of them being the nervous system, which is why it’s PPL-ed in dramas as something people take to calm nerves.
    I’m pretty sure if you do a little bit of digging, you can get some off the internet. Maybe try Amazon??

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      Thank you so much! I was wondering if it had all natural ingredients since they seemed over-the-counter in k-dramas. I’m going to look into them more.

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        I know that I’m Canada, where I live, herbal meds (more considered as full on Chinese medicine, where traditional Korean medicine stems from) and organic meds is sold completely different and at different locations than western meds— apothecary verses pharmacy. It might be a different situation with SK and it’s ways of selling meds, over the counter or not, and it may be that SK pharmacies sell both, traditional already-packaged meds (i.e. over-the-counter meds) AND western prescribed/-over-the-counter meds 🤔🤔

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          Oh ok Yeah, that make sense

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          I’m in the US, and Chinese medicine is sold separately as well. But I think in most places in China, both traditional and “pharmacy” meds are sold in one place. South Korea might be the same.

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      So when I googled it I found a link to someone’s twitter with photos of Jin taking it before a tv performance. Tidbit for BTS fans.

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    I need to screenshot this convo. I probably going to need this pills in the future.

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Finally something that really grabbed me right away. I was getting worried about catching the ‘drama slump’. Let Me Hear Your Song is right up my alley. I’m liking the male lead’s vibe too…kinda scary, kinda hot…LOL

What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Let Me Hear Your Song – All Caught Up
Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung – All Caught Up
A Moment at Eighteen – On Ep. 6
Different Dreams – On Ep. 17

Waiting list:
Class of Lies

Still Thinking About It:
Golden Garden
When the Devil Calls Your Name

Dropped:
Hotel del Luna (watched 5/16 episodes)

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What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung – All Caught Up
A Moment at Eighteen – All Caught Up
Different Dreams – On Ep. 11
Hotel del Luna – On Ep. 6 (may drop…it just reminds me so much of Hwayugi…not as bad but still…)

Waiting list:
I Wanna Hear Your Song

Still Thinking About It:
Golden Garden
When the Devil Calls Your Name
Class of Lies

Dropped:
Perfume (watched 12/32 episodes)
The Best Chicken (watched 5/12 episodes)

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Struggling through Hotel del Luna. The only part I enjoy is the sageuk flashbacks. IU has more chemistry with those characters.

What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung – All Caught Up
A Moment at Eighteen – All Caught Up
Different Dreams – On Ep. 5
Hotel del Luna – On Ep. 5
Perfume – On Ep. 12 (will probably drop since I don’t feel any connection with the characters)
The Best Chicken – On Ep. 6 (will probably drop since that male lead is just awful)

Waiting list:
When the Devil Calls Your Name
I Wanna Hear Your Song

Still Thinking About It:
Golden Garden
WATCHER

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My favorite from the Dan, Only Love OST

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One Spring Night had a great OST. I think this is my favorite, followed by We Could Still Be Happy by Rachael Yamagata.

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I\’m surprised that Rookie Historian is at the top of my list right now since I have hated everything I\’ve seen Shin Se Kyung in. I wasn\’t even going to give this drama a shot.

Recently Completed:
One Spring Night

What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung – All Caught Up
A Moment at Eighteen – On Ep. 1
Hotel del Luna – On Ep. 4
Perfume – On Ep. 12
The Best Chicken – On Ep. 6

Waiting list:
When the Devil Calls Your Name
I Wanna Hear Your Song

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What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
One Spring Night – On Ep. 4
Hotel del Luna – All Caught Up
Perfume – On Ep. 12
The Best Chicken – On Ep. 6

Waiting list:
A Moment at Eighteen
When the Devil Calls Your Name
I Wanna Hear Your Song

Dropped: Level Up (watched 20 min/12 episodes)

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Recently Completed:
Dan, Only Love
My Absolute Boyfriend

What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Level Up – On Ep. 1
Perfume – On Ep. 11
The Best Chicken – On Ep. 6

Waiting list:
A Moment at Eighteen
Hotel del Luna

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I saw that people were saying that Perfume is getting better as it goes so I picked it up. I had extremely low expectations because of what others had said about it, but it\’s actually not bad or insulting in my opinion. Just those sound effects in the first episode are so dumb and out of place. I\’m glad they stopped that.

Recently Completed:
Something About 1%

What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Dan, Only Love – All Caught Up
My Absolute Boyfriend – All Caught Up
Perfume – On Ep. 5
The Best Chicken – On Ep. 6

Waiting list:
A Moment at Eighteen
Hotel del Luna
Level Up

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I was warming up to accepting Young Gu as Da Da\’s boyfriend but then she was physically assaulted by a man and he just stood there like an idiot. I would have attacked that dude like a feral cat. Ma Wang Joon is now ahead in points for atleast doing something…but seriously, press charges.
-My Absolute Boyfriend, Ep. 23

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Recently Completed:
I Loved You From the Start

What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Dan, Only Love – All Caught Up
Something About 1% – On Ep. 11
My Absolute Boyfriend – All Caught Up
The Best Chicken – On Ep. 6

Waiting list:
A Moment at Eighteen
Hotel del Luna
Level Up

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Picked Absolute Boyfriend back up because I wanted something light and without personal investment in the story while waiting for episodes of the other dramas. But now I\’m caught up with that drama so I\’m trying out The Best Chicken also XD

Recently Completed:
Live Up To Your Name

What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Dan, Only Love – All Caught Up
I Loved You From the Start – All Caught Up
Absolute Boyfriend – All Caught Up
The Best Chicken – On Ep. 4

Waiting list:
A Moment at Eighteen
Hotel del Luna
Level Up

Still thinking about it:
The Light In Your Eyes
SKY Castle
Something About 1 Percent

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What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Dan, Only Love – All Caught Up
I Loved You From the Start – All Caught Up
Live Up To Your Name – On Ep. 16

Waiting list:
A Moment at Eighteen
Hotel del Luna
Level Up

Still thinking about it:
The Best Chicken
The Light In Your Eyes
SKY Castle
Something About 1 Percent

Dropped:
Search Query: WWW (watched 2.5/16 episodes)

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You guys seem to be liking Search Query: WWW. I had a hard time getting through the 1st 2 episodes. I just can\’t take this drama as seriously as they seem to want me to. So dramatic and trying so hard to be cool. I won\’t drop it just yet though; it has potential.

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    While there was a lot I liked about the first 2 episodes, I get where you’re coming from. It also came across to me like it was trying too hard, but I still enjoyed it. I hope they tone that down a bit in coming episodes.

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    I felt the same, but will continue as well.

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Just when I got bored with Live Up To Your Name, something interesting happened. Still don\’t think the lead male\’s character makes much sense and I\’m not about that \’back and forth between good and bad\’ life.

What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Dan, Only Love – All Caught Up
I Loved You From the Start – All Caught Up
Live Up To Your Name – On Ep. 11

Waiting list:
Search Query: WWW
A Moment at Eighteen

Still thinking about it:
The Best Chicken
The Light In Your Eyes
SKY Castle
Something About 1 Percent

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I Loved You From The Start is super cute.
Live Up To Your Name has gotten a bit better since the boring 1st episode. But it is still using bathroom humor and stupid sound effects. I\’m hoping they\’ll stop with that soon (Black started off that way too).
Mary Stayed Out All Night was fun, although fanfic-like. However, I found myself liking the 2nd male lead more by the end…oh noooo D:

Recently Completed:
Mary Stayed Out All Night

What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Dan, Only Love – On Ep. 5
I Loved You From the Start – All Caught Up
Live Up To Your Name – On Ep. 3

Waiting list:
A Moment at Eighteen

Still thinking about it:
The Best Chicken
The Light In Your Eyes
SKY Castle
Forest of Secrets
Something About 1 Percent

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    I’ve watched Mary Stayed Out All Night an embarrassing number of times. 😅

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    Mary Stayed Out All Night had too much episodes. Half of it would have been enough because the obstacles weren’t that huge for the leads if I remember well. Even Kim Jae Wook as the second lead wasn’t a threat and it would’ve been better to make him more sympathetic before the last episodes.

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      It needed more episodes though. We needed more bromance since they left it to the last episode. And more Jang Keun Suk and more Kim Jae Wook. Lots more. They could’ve started a new band together.

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      Yeah the 2nd half got repetitive with the same misunderstandings and issues happening over and over. I think cutting it down to 12 episodes would have made it a strong drama…and would have kept me from getting second lead syndrome.

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    Forest Of Secrets isn’t for everyone… i couldn’t get past episode 4 and it actually took me forever to GET to episode 4 because I kept taking breaks from it because of not being able to feel invested in it

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I just watched the first hour of Dan, Only Love and it grabbed me immediately ^o^ I wasn\’t expected the plot to be what it is and I like the female lead a lot. Great 1st episode and I hope it will continue to be. Hopefully this will put an end to my drop streak.

Recently Completed:
Prison Playbook

What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Dan, Only Love – On Ep. 3
I Loved You From the Start – All Caught Up
Mary Stayed Out All Night – On Ep. 15
Live Up To Your Name – On Ep. 1 (will probably drop since I\’m struggling to get through the 1st episode)

Waiting list:
A Moment at Eighteen

Still thinking about it:
The Best Chicken
The Light In Your Eyes
SKY Castle
Forest of Secrets
Something About 1 Percent

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    Do not drop Live Up to Your Name!! It was excellent. One of the most satisfying and mature relationships I have seen on screen. Plus Kim Nam-gil is a hoot!! If you still feel like dropping after a few more episodes, ok, but do try and give it chance 😉 I really enjoyed it!!!

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    I LOVE Live Up to Your Name! It is one of the best of the recent dramas to me. I have rewatched it more than 20 times, and I know what you mean. I ff through or skip half of the first episode every time.

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What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Prison Playbook – On Ep. 16
Mary Stayed Out All Night – On Ep. 11
I Loved You From the Start – All Caught Up

Waiting list:
Dan, Only Love
A Moment at Eighteen

Still thinking about it:
The Best Chicken
The Light In Your Eyes
SKY Castle
Forest of Secrets

Dropped:
Abyss (watched 3/16 episodes)
My Absolute Boyfriend (watched 2/40 episodes)

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What I’m currently watching in order of enjoyment:
Mary Stayed Out All Night – On Ep. 10
I Loved You From the Start – On Ep. 5
Prison Playbook – On Ep. 14
Abyss – On Ep. 3

Waiting list:
Dan, Only Love
A Moment at Eighteen

Still thinking about it:
The Best Chicken
The Light In Your Eyes
SKY Castle
Forest of Secrets

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