Beanie level: Fan club president

I cannot stress enough how much I love two on-going weekend shows: Hotel Del Luna & Melo Suits Me. Both are hitting the right notes, if entirely different ones. How should I re-focus on my real life after watching these shows?



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Melo Suits Me is low-key breaking my heart.

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Hotel Del Luna X The Guest
🤣🤣🤣
This crossover never fails to make me laugh.

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This is so cute! The MV & lyrics are witty, there’s a cute “strory”/”concept”. I adore it!
@obsessedmuch YG was hiding this talent? *tsk tsk*

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    Ikr! I love it! The lyrics are pretty great! And someone did a whole analysis of the evolution of Kim Jinwoo himself and it makes sense!

    Every member of Winner is so talented! They just weren’t given the right opportunity! This boy is beautiful, yes. Strikingly so. But his voice is beautiful as well! ♥️

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For fans of 2 PM’s Junho, beloved male lead of Just Between Lovers & Chief Kim (2nd), a gift. Because Kpop is no longer quite this weird, sadly.

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    His butt was famous at the time 😂😂 2pm did a lot of weird things in variety.

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      😂😂😂😂 I cannot believe such a segment exists. Oh the things Korea does to its celebrities.

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        Variety shows during the heyday of the 2nd gen idols were seriously the best. Wooyoung was also super duper funny, would put him alongside the likes of Heechul, Seungri, Sooyoung, and Sunny.

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        I want to know who thought this up in the first place! Junho had to have practiced it before.

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    Tush of Steel.

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    uh thats odd. but what can I say i watched it all lol

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    Hhehhee this was hilarious.
    Also *ahem* WINNER has gone on national TV with their non- existent butts and tried breaking chopsticks. This 2 min video is a prime example of how bad WINNER are at any strength related game, how they work as a team, and how they bully their maknae:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw7ZTJXWfYk

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I’ve been wanting this for ages! But now that its come to be, I’m going to miss them. Lots of love!

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    About time! I don’t even pay attention to kpop and can see how their schedule is denser than diamond.

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    OH MY GOODNESS YAAAAAAAAAAS ~!!! ‘Tis about time, and soooooooo well deserved!!

    Go and be free, my boys 🙂

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    I like it when Bighit takes it to the next level of protecting the members by simply letting ARMYS know.

    It gives ARMYs motivation to give them exactly what they wanted. Sure, there will be exception, but majority of us will follow what they want and give them the space they need. It’s common sense to some, but providing an announcement always help.

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    I’m probably reading too much into it but I found the announcement interesting. It read like they were saying that they are not idols at this time and so not to hold them up to that ideal. Something about they will live as just 20 year olds and to give them privacy if you see them in the street?

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      That is exactly how it reads. It will be a while before they are together as a whole group again. Jin is army bound in a short while. They were one of the first groups I liked 5-6 yrs back but I am burned out. If I feel like that, I know they exhausted.

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        Actually they have a concert scheduled in October so will likely be back by then. 2 months off is good. BTS have been on a semi break for the past few weeks already – they’ve been posting pictures from museums, and been spotted shopping, eating at a restaurant etc by fans. Yesterday’s performance proved it – with BTS, the fatigue was showing in recent months, the lives were not as stable, but yesterday they were stable. 😊 It was very clearly entirely live, ask any ARMY what the studio album sounds like and what they sounded like yesterday, but they were completely stable. Even Jimin, with whom the fatigue has shown the most.

        So this announcement is likely to be for fans – don’t bother them, let them rest – to lay to rest industry expectations since people are waiting for BTS’s next comeback. Inquiries re interviews, collabs etc – all settled in one go. The guys have been on break before but BTS has never been on hiatus. This is a brief hiatus.

        With Jin’s upcoming enlistment next year it seems surprising that they would do this, but I’m glad. Because like I said, the fatigue was really showing.

        As an army I may be biased, or I may be speaking with greater insight, I don’t know – but BTS giving up idol status *just yet* sounds unlikely. Though you never know.

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          Oops I meant less for fans, more to lay to rest industry expectations of them for a while.

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          I don’t think she meant giving it up just don’t expect idol like behavior during that time.

          It would be great if they all went to the army together. For them and the their fans. If I was Jungkook I would go now and get it over with.

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            Ah! That would be great to see Beverly. ^^
            As for the army together, let me just veto that. I know that’s what a lot of fans want but I prefer segregated promotions. I don’t prioritise the group over the individual artist – the army period is a great time for each member to build a solo career, after all, they can’t be BTS forever. And show different sides.

            Ofc if they wish to go together like Highlight or Big Bang, then I won’t complain.

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            Yes. No need to comment on who they are hanging out with, what they are doing, or how they look type thing.
            The podcast I listen too the hosts are always saying how Taemin and Exo just all need to go in and get it over with. I guess it took years for Super Junior to all complete their enlistments.

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            @bcampbell1662 I’ve seen you mention this podcast before, which one is it? I listen to Kpop Unmuted now and then, as well as Daebakcast – so I know it won’t be either of these. 🙂

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            @greenfields it is Ask Me About Kpop. I listen on Spotify. I have a lot of affection because I found them right as I got into kpop. And they helped introduce me to SHINee who, while I am not a true stan, I have great affection for.
            So, they are two professional women, bfs, in their early 30s who love kpop. I do like that though they truly love it and their idols and respect it they also can be irreverent and a bit cynical. They can laugh at themselves too. Each ep has a theme, but it is looser in style than Unmuted.

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          It was probably too much to hope for.
          I was just hoping for their sake it was like a, whatever you see them doing during this 8 weeks we dont want to hear your displeasure. They are off the clock, so we dont need to comment on it and you dont need to worry about it, lol.

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Be Melodramatic. The opening episodes were strong. So strong that I\’m scared of what\’s to come. To end on that song was playing unfair – my heart is moved.

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    The transition from the song to the preview was something new. I really liked it! The writing and editing is on point. I really hope it keeps up because this has the makings of a great drama. 🤞🙏

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      Me too! It was very nicely done indeed. Even from an objective point of view.

      Additionally from a personal point of view, it’s hard for me to pinpoint but I relate so much the idea that life will be better in the 30s. That’s what I’ve been saying since my 29th birthday 6 months ago – “last year of the 20s, can’t wait for this heinous decade to be over” – and it just…nearly made me cry in this drama.

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        I’m in my 30’s, moved back home last year and still unemployed. Life wasn’t really good or really bad overall so I’m still kinda waiting for something, anything to happen. Haha Hang in there, Rimi!

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    I’ve just watched the 1st episode and while I started out somewhat confused, I found the humor to just suit my taste. And then it got deep real quick. It’s only the first episode and I can tell I love it. I always love slice of life dramas!

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I hate Bollywood, but I love Indian women.
A fanwall post for my fellow Indian women, you’re all awesome. Our movie industry sucks/is the very worst. Watch behensplaining (sis-splaining) instead.

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    I am already dead from the title! I love it!
    Wish for Free dhaniya!!! That was amazing!

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      Ikr? Free dhaniya had me rolling. 🤣🤣 My mother likes to point out how expensive it is, but it’s such q staple in out diet, she can’t do without hari chatni

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        I have made some failed attempts to grow it in my house
        -_- but atleast I am able to grow green chillies and mint for now, so next season I will try again with dhania! Lol!

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    On the point of Bollywood, I have a recommendation to make for you to watch: Saadh ki aakh, (I will have to wait for a few more months to watch it, when I go back to India, but I will be looking forward to your review on it.)

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Do I love BTS? OR do I love BTS? No wait, I may indeed love BTS.

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    Have you seen In Seoul? It’s about a BTS hardcore fan 😂

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    Do you??????

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      I do, but I hate the capitalism surrounding them. The dolls, the games, the books, the weverse, the movies, the live streamed concerts, the insanely aggressive fandom, it’s endless. They’re the perfect example of K-pop’s “boyfriend” marketing of idols & it really makes them seem inauthentic to me. 🙁 So I have to close my eyes & look only at their music and the basics, and I start to see what I love about the group. 🙂

      Did you expect that rant? HAHAH mian

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        Did you expect the rant?
        What do you think? 🤣

        Yeah i don’t like all of those but i miiiiight make an exception for the live stream concerts because i really enjoyed it both times, way more than the award ceremonies actually. It’s kind of a solution for broke people like me 😂

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Be Melodramatic is an unexpected gem?! Thanks for posting gifs beanies, or I wouldn\’t have checked it out.

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July 2019 Kpop
After much consideration, I have finally narrowed down my top song of July 2019. It came out on July 1st so I’ve had a whole month to enjoy. Thank you for this gem, D.O.

Runner-up and I really struggled between this and the winner:
Pentagon, “Humph!”

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#WinterBear 🤗

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I Can Hear Your Song(?)
Sejong is in a slice of life, whereas everyone else is in a makjang. I\’m cautiously optimistic, but this may turn out to be a train wreck.

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    I really really wish I could see it. But the age difference is really making me uncomfortable

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      I didn’t think if it until you mentioned it, and then I looked up their ages and I see why. She’s 96 born, he’s 84. I’m personally okay with this since she’s reasonably well above 18, but I understand your discomfort. So far, she claims it’s not a love story, though it may well turn out to be.

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        Radio Romance made me more uncomfortable since it was a straight up love story. But I do see the parallel. Why can’t kdrama casting folks just hire someone of the right age!! 🤦

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        I didnt think of it either while watching.
        She is obviously not in her 30s, but is believable as an adult on her own. Different vibe than the happy student in School 2017.

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*notes for self*
Current Drama Status #66

Wed-Thurs
Rookie Historian Goo Hye-ryung. Ep 6. CUTE <3 I somehow ended up catching up with this as well.
When the Devil Calls Your Name. Ep 2.

Sat-Sun
Watcher. Ep 10. I somehow ended up catching up. This one is really good.
Hotel del Luna. Ep 8. 8??? Eight episodes went by super fast.

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HDL Ep. 8.
Zero surprises at the Captain\’s betrayal. There were plenty of hints & quite a lot of us had guessed it already. Come on Hong sisters! ^^; You can do better!

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    We’re only half way in. You know there are twists and reveals coming… the seeming bad person not being a baddie, for example.

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      Oh definitely. I bet the Captain was really in love with her, and the Princess was threatening to kill his kid sister or something. I CANNOT wait for the next twist.

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    I’m enjoying it immensely anyway.

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    Well, I definitely didn’t expect the ending of the episode… (or at least not so soon).

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      Like @hebang says above, I think this is the first “obvious” twist. 🙂 I bet there is a bigger twist late. They dropped too many hints re this one. It’s kind of like a red herring?

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        No no, I meant that She moved the hotel…

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          Yes, the back story was kind of predictable to me (at least until now). MW moving the hotel on the other hand, was a complete shocker. I did not see that coming 😅

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I ended up watching Rookie Historian Goo Hye-ryung & its so adorable? Shin Se-kyung, Cha Wun-woo, all of them. ^^ <3

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    I know right? I started today and it had a very Moonlight Drawn by Clouds feel to it! Fluffy for a sageuk.

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      Absolutely adorable. hehe I want more episodes. Why only six so far? T_T

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        That’s the reason I haven’t started Rookie. I think I’ll like it based on the adorable gifs on the fan wall, and I can’t stand the agony of waiting for new eps. I had enough of drama waiting this year. Hahahaha

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      I’ve been staying this the whole time! All I’ve been commenting on is Rookie Historian, I’m obsessed with it!

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    Me too. One of the funniest parts are the little sound-effects they throw in.
    Shin Se-kyung is great here – it seems to be a role made for her.
    Cha Wun-woo is an adorable puppy – I’m looking forward to seeing his growth as a prince (and an actor).

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      HA! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 thanks for catching (and using) my spelling error. @stpauligurl Cha Wun-woo, I’m rolling here.
      Yes to everything you said. ^^ Also I’m so impatient, I want the next episode right now.

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        You are most welcome @greenfields. For the life of me I cannot remember the names of the actors. Hell I usually can’t remember the name of a person I meet within 5 minutes!
        *off to google the show and how to spell his name!*

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    Isn’t it a delightful show! It has a nice balance of fun, light-heartedness and worthy issues.
    I could watch the side kicks nod their heads and slice their necks, all day.. they are just so hilarious.

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    It is so cute and now that I have caught up, I just want more episodes asap!

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    Yay!!!! Everyone should watch this!!!!!!!!! And talk about it! And gif it! *says the person who hasn’t had time to either of these. I just finished ep , and love it. Please go to our makeshift comment page!

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Netflix India: Making up for the monstrosity that is Bollywood.
“Moving into a Haunted House IRL”
Really enjoyed this 7 min short. 🤣🤣

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This sounds VERY interesting. Completely against K-pop’s traditional group structure, and hence bound to be met with resistance from fans. I’d love to see it though SM will have to remember to prioritize the original groups.

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    I think they did something similar before, does SM The Ballad ring a bell? Kyuhyun (SuJu), Jonhgyun (SHINee), Jay (Trax), and Jino (who’s now with Pentagon).

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    So it’s like a suPER collab??? I like this idea.

    Although SM tryna make this a group with regular comebacks when they can barely give WAYV a proper album is amusing.
    My bet is they’re doing it to keep things interesting what with SHINee and EXO’s enlistments.
    Taemin and Ten… oh boy. The dance. O_O

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      I like the idea too. They’re making an official announcement on Aug 8, so until then we don’t really know how it’ll function,

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        Ah seems August is a busy month for K-pop again. I think it is every year to be honest.

        I like the idea just because I like the idea of more cross group, in company collabs, which really don’t happen as much as they should/could.
        But it’ll probably effect the promotion of NCT which probably isn’t a good thing since their promo is already wack 😹

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      I’m SO excited for Taemin and Ten too. I could watch them dance and listen to their songs all day long. <3

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    “sm, delete boy group launch” is trending on twitter xD

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    Dear SM, all I am asking for is a new girl group. Please.

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    I am all here for this. Then Taemin needs to go into the military, lol.
    Now I’m curious as to why backlash.

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    I wonder if this would this interfere with solo/ group artists and their work? Because as much as I love the line-up, I wouldn’t want it to jeopardize the (amount of) music they’re already making.

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Turns out the CEO of Naver is a woman. The portal is also considered amongst the most women friendly corporations in South Korea. Looks like the writer of Search WWW drew a little upon reality!
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20160530002700320

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    “7 out of 45 CEOs were women” in the most forward-thinking company in SK… yeah… just like www.
    (I’d call that some heavy poetic license)
    (that is still substantially better odds than most IT companies I know)

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      HAHAHA ofc. We’re talking about South Korea. I know people from much of the Western/OECD parts of the world are used to more “progressive” statistics (brackets because we all know even the West has a long way to go). Anyway its why I used the words “a little”. Maybe I should have put them in bold.

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        quotes not brackets. (I really wish we could see more WWW in reality too. :/)

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      I think it’d be more accurate to say WWW is a sort of wish-fulfillment?
      [sorry for the reply in three separate comments 😀 I tend to hit send before all my thoughts have hit me]

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Those who have watched it, thoughts on When the Devil Calls Your Name? (ep 1)

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    The colours are too muted for me. PSW is engaging. I’m drawn to his character most.

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      The ending though. I didn’t expect him to die. Hua3

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        😂😂 unexpected definitely. But it seems he still lives on? From the preview?

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          Yep I think he lives on. Not sure how he lived. I haven’t watched both eps with subs.

          Did you enjoy the 1st week of Devil?

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            I just watched ep 2. Yup, I enjoyed it. Well worth the wait, this show. 🙂 I’m looking forward to next week. Did you?

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            I haven’t watched ep 1-2 with subs yet. I only watched half of ep 1 live. Maybe I’ll try watching sub eps over the weekend. I’ve waited a year for this drama, I want to like it like others are. Hahahaha.

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    The songs are good! I am liking the weird vibe and it was surprisingly lighter than what I had expected for a first episode. I love Lee El hehe

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      Haha I found the weird humour very appealing. Definitely a good opening episode.

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    I don’t yet know how I feel about it yet. I enjoyed the music in it. I’m also incredibly biased towards JKH and PSW so I always enjoy their performances. I liked the humor and I’m intrigued by the storyline so I’ll be tuning in for the next episode.
    I don’t dislike it but I’m not sure I love it either. We’ll see!

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      I did get a bit bored in the middle of ep 1.so I watched it in two parts. Morning, then later in the evening. So I Definitely get what you mean. For me though, I guess the episode was too long.

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    I’m honestly a littles hooked already, which might be my bias for PSW and JKH. I haven’t seen Lee Seol before, but so far she’s good! Lee El is freaking wonderful as always, I love her expressions. Objectively, I do like the cinematography with the muted color palette, which reminds me of Life on Mars a bit. The weird tone it has going at the moment kinda sways back and forth between humorous (there are a few slapstick moments) and dramatic, so I guess all those descriptions thrown as us since the first promo were true. XD I’m diggin’ it!

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      😍😍 I’m with you . Can’t wait for the next episode.

      Yes to the LIfe on Mars reference! I thought so too

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