Beanie level: Noble idiot

To date, If you can only watch one drama for 2019, you should watch ______ (fill in the blank, please!)

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For all my gripes about Her Private Life, I must say I truly appreciated how Deok Mi made money moves Cardi B would be proud of, especially with HIM following her. Came back like a BOSS.

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Dear Her Private Life, um…huh? Why did we take this sudden left onto Crazy Contrived Drama Blvd.?

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Currently watching Le Coup de Foudre, this drama has taken up secure residence in my heart. Totally caught me off-guard.

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PD to Park Min Young when pitching Her Private Life: We saw how non-existent Mi-Soo was by the end of WWKS so we’re just going to re-do it. Except this time it’ll be at an art museum.

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Intuition tells me Ryan and Si-an are brothers.

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King 2 Hearts has the least romantic OTP ever but they are still so dynamic. #Rewatchmode

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    My most rewatch drama!

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    Ah the princess and the soldier are one of my most second couple ever! Jung Suk is the best!!!

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      Most favourite *

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      The Princess and the Soldier are truly the best 2nd Couple ever! They deserved a spin-off of their own!
      Closely followed by Park Hyung Sik & Lim Ji Yeon as 2nd Couple in High Society

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        ooh I haven’t seen High Society! *putting it in my list*

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          the show itself was all right. lots of frustrating moments and lag in the main story plotline and its main leads. I stayed mostly for the 2nd Couple and actually rewatched all the scenes with JUST them. lol

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            oh I have many of those where I stuck around for a second lead or even a side character!

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    Idk how many times have I rewatched the last episode.

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Super late but did anyone else strongly dislike Da In in Plus Nine Boys? How can someone do literally the same thing ten years later??

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Please suggest as MANY sugary sweet, low on plot dramas (i.e., Weightlifting Fairy, Strongest Deliveryman, 9 endings, etc.) as possible, thanks!

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    Shopping King Louie
    To. Jenny
    Splash splash love

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      as for variety show : Youth over flowers with Winner
      @obsessedmuch what do you think it can be compared to the cute Louie πŸ˜‰ ?

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        Haahaah Louis is too adorable to be compared to WoF but yup Winner Over Flowers was a real sweet show! It was hilarious yet with a lot of heart! Classic Na PD show with Winner boys’ own personal charm! 💙

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      I love how almost everyone is suggesting Louis heheh! It really was an awesomely sweet show!

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    Louie Louie and Louie
    Terius
    100 days my prince
    Delightful Girl Chun-hyang
    Fluttering Warning (you don’t want plot, this one for you)

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    20th Century Boy and Girl
    Waikiki
    Ex-Girlfriend Club (Not low on plot exactly, but an easy and fun binge w/ low conflict)
    Oh My Venus
    One More Happy Ending
    Sassy Go-go
    Something About 1%
    30 But 17

    Short Dramas (2-6 eps)
    Splish Splash love
    Baek-hee has Returned
    You Drive Me Crazy

    One off specials:
    If We Were a Season
    We Should Meet
    (Both of these drama specials are on KBS Youtube w/ subs)

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      20th Century Boy and Girl is almost totally angst free.

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        This is true. I still love it though.

        Also, in that vein: Oh My Venus is almost totally devoid of plot, but super full of cute.

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          I was pointing it out as a good thing.

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            Oh, I know, totally agree. I was just saying, I still love it, because it’s one of those dramas that I think a lot of people don’t see the point of since it’s 95% fluff. But to me some fluff works better than others.

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        Admittedly, to get back on this one…

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      You Drive Me Crazy?

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      Something About 1% and Oh, My Venus are really good candidates! While 30 But 17 is as well, it does have its share of sad moments. But, WFKBJ was a reference, so it should be all good.

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    Woohoo Waikiki
    Secret Terius
    Strong Woman Do Bong soon
    Shopping King Louie
    Splash splash love
    Marriage, Not Dating.

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    Chinese dramas:
    A Love so Beautiful
    Sweet Combat
    I Cannot Hug You
    The Love Knot: his Excellency’s First Love (ok, there is some weird plot stuff, but c’mon it’s fox aliens that take human form)

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      I’m a huge fan of A Love So Beautiful. Have you seen JoJo’s World? I strategically skipped through a few episodes (courtesy of Netflix synopses) and, done that way, it’s a perfectly light and frothy little show.

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Why does Love Alert feel so heavy? The drama takes itself way to seriously.

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I watch Where Stars Land with a clinched jaw because the way they view prosthesis is downright cringe -worthy at times.

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Shancai, in the newest Meteor Garden, is annoying and makes me question why any of them hang out with her.

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Admittedly, I think my own cultural experience is preventing me from enjoying Where Stars Land…that and the villain has a weak motive.

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    The villain is poorly written, I don’t understand why they hire LDG for that, such waste of talent (and money?). They better hire lesser actor.

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Am I the only person who was left feeling underwhelmed by the end of 100 Days?

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    While overall I enjoyed the drama and the OTP, I agree that the ending was underwhelming. It seems like the writer just ran out of ideas and suddenly introduced noble idiocy for the main pair as plot device to kill time. Unfortunately, the writers couldn’t even come up with a valid reason for her noble idiocy and it made it seem that Hong Shim didn’t really care for Yul, especially when she in fact selected Jae Yoon as her husband over Yul. It was a good thing for Hong Shim that Yul remained steadfast as she as she certainly gave him zero reason to believe she cared at all for him over the last couple episodes first when she refused to say she loved him, second when she left him and finally she when she went so far as choosing another man over him.

    Also, the final showdown between Yul and Kim Cha Eon wasn’t very gripping but then the shows strength was never the palace politics so I wasn’t too upset that it didn’t drag on.

    I wasn’t surprised by the endings given to the Crown Princess or Moo Yeon. I actually didn’t care what happened to the Crown Princess but would have liked for Moo Yeon to have survived. And were we to think that Prince Seowon was still pursuing her even when she is in exile. I could understand them showing us that Yul once again allowed the Crown Princess to survive we could have been shown her living in exile without the scene including Prince Seowon.

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      ALL OF THIS!! Just everything you said plus…

      The war seemed very manufactured. Did I miss all the machinations and build? Or was it just me not caring? It was like the PD just had budget to spend and decided what we need is a war scene….um, okay.

      I wasn’t ever on Team Moo Yeon and, quite frankly, I thought he would have died sooner and Crown Princess would have miscarried. They both presented way too many challenges for the Crown Prince.

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        Because the writer wanted to play the guessing game of “whose the father of the Crown Princess’ baby”, all of the interactions between the Crown Princess and Moo Yeon were not properly shown (Moo Yeon was alway too subservient towards the Crown Princess to be the father of her child) nor developed (resulting in me never caring for or rooting for their happiness). I actually thought of the two, the Crown Princess deserved death more than Moo Yeon as she was as much of a cold blooded killer as her father.

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    Nope…same for me…underwhelming is the right way to describe the last episode… TT

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    Yep definitely! Seeing how they had built up the tension in the last couple of episodes, I thought the final battle between yul and VP would be more intense. I don’t know whether the VP gave up on his plan, because he already had written the letter asking for leniency for his children. Then what was the point of the war? They didn’t show us the conclusion also. What happened to his cronies?
    Also the queen was suddenly shown to be just a harmless person playing ‘pranks’ on the prince. Agreed, she was never as threatening as the VP, but she still didn’t like him. Having the king brush off her tactics just like that and suddenly she’s alright with just the king’s company???

    Won’t say much about HS’s thought process, because I still don’t understand her logic and people have already said enough.

    Also what happened to the new eunuch who was two timing yul? Was very pardoned?
    Where were guard Kwon and ae wol?
    See I’ve too many complaints.
    Only thing I’m happy with- the sleazy noble park getting his comeuppance.

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      I thought it was odd that the Queen was allow to continuously be alone in her room with Chief Censor Jung Sa Yeob. Certainly unrealistic for the time.

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        It seemed like he had finally stopped plotting and scheming. But he was still going to the queen’s chambers. I’ve no clue about the characters motivations in the 2nd half of the episode. I think everyone just gave up.

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      Honestly, 100 Days could be the pre-cursor to 7 Day Queen. Hear me out, there’s no way the King’s Council would allow Yi Suh to be queen. That’s regardless of the Crown Prince reinstating her status. Also, Little Brother Prince is still out there and able to make a play for the throne…

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    No. It was lame and full of unnecessary fillers.

    The king was… i can’t.

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Am I the only one who feels Where the Stars Land is a drama with an identity crisis?

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For those who remember when you could ONLY watch dramas on Netflix (handful), DF, and pirated sites, does the end of DF feel like your returning to your roots (or back to basics) in in some way?

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    Yes, it kind of does. I watched my first drama on Netflix and then somehow discovered DF and never looked back. Then I found Viki and DramaBeans and life was good.
    Finally, I could understand more about the dramas on DB.
    But it all really started with DF.
    sigh… the end of an era for sure. πŸ™

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So about Dramafever…wow and whoa…then, WTF!?!

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100 Days My Prince is the kind of drama that screams BINGE WATCH but I have neither the self-control nor patience to wait til the show ends to find out what happens next. Gosh darn you, tvN!

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After finishing Familiar Wife, I’m solidly convinced NO ONE does a rom-com like tvN. FW has a very special place in my heart.

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Boy…The writer and PD in ’30 but 17′ must be 1930s telephone operators with the way they connected all those lines in episode 15.

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