Beanie level: Errand boy

Let’s get something straight. Chocolate is horribly cheesy and tropey at times (melo tropes). The writing sometimes feels too expository or fan fictiony. But Episode 12, the ending – that REVEAL- was just everything. THIS is why I kept going (also Lee Jun is way too interesting).

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    When the show slows down and stops throwing one trauma or tragedy after another at the leads, it’s actually pretty good. Kang…..he better be smiling at the very end of episode 16 or I’m gonna flip a table.

    Lee Jun IS interesting.

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      shall we be ready to flip a bigger table if by any chance we dont get a happily smiling Kang by the end…
      PS i am loving this drama sooo very much. and epi 11 n 12 were oh so good and those Closeup were everything for me.

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      I love that affirmation «Lee Jun is interesting». Like seriously he carries the show when Kang and FL are not being stupid.

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    Lol. You’re so right. The actors’ performance are carrying it. I think they’re nailing every minute emotion on screen.

    The Reveal was really good. I loved that they went back to the place where it all started.

    I’m liking Joon’s character transformation too. He’s so different now from what was shown in the beginning.

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    Can you explain? I haven’t gone past ep 6 but I think the reveal is about her being that girl who ate at his restaurant? If that is true what is even the big deal about it? Despite all the terrible cheesiness this is what annoyed me the most in Chocolate, making that 5 min event like a big thing. I think heavy melo can be good sometimes, but this is the cheapest heavy melo possible, and still I keep wanting to give it more chances because people say it’s nice. I also like Lee Jun, he was a decent character.

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      it’s just what you said. i don’t think you need to continue watching because I’ve dropped and picked up this show twenty times already and probably won’t finish it. I fast forward a lot. However, just watch the last 2-3 min of episode 12 and you’ll know what I mean. The reveal was just good.

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        Probably good advice! I disliked the stories of all secondary characters except Jun.

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I’m getting Misaeng vibes from Black Dog! I’m so happy!!

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    Really? I avoid prosecutor dramas to every extent but trust LSK’s choices. This adds a little hope. I wish the episodic procedurals don’t bore me.

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      Black Dog is the teacher drama, and it completely moved me in the first two episodes. As for LSKs drama, till now the only word I have is fresh. It’s funny. LSK has a charismatic presence on screen and Im curious to see what it has in store. It has episodic trials but not quite.

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        Oh lol! I just checked, I mixed it with War of Prosecutors. Well Black Dog wasn’t on my radar because of it being a high school drama but I am glad I made this mistake. I’ll probably check it out now.

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          lemme know what you think! it’s less school drama and more workplace that just so happens to be school drama.

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    I said the same thing! So far it’s giving me exactly what I needed from a drama at this moment in time. I’m cautiously optimistic!

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First impression of Diary of a prosecutor: this show is fresh. Our favorite ahjussi has done it again

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Should Lee Do Hwa sipping coffee be my new profile picture ? It’s a whole freaking mood and I’m living for it.

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Some beanies got me hooked on Never Twice and now I\’m waiting for the subs for the new episodes… (Hyun Bin who? lol) When do the subs usually come out?

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While I feel like there was no stand out best drama this year, dreamland killed it with their OSTs this year.

I decided to compile up a list of my favorite OST of this year. These songs are NOT based on my favorite dramas of the year. Some of these I haven’t even watched or finished. In a non specific order:

1. We All Lie (iconic – although non kdrama viewers wont get it, this song is a meme in itself)
2. Any song from the Hotel Del Luna OST (but if you I HAVE to choose one or two it’d be: Goodbye by Paul Kim or Can You See My Heart by Heize) The whole OST is still on repeat on my playlist. This drama goes down in my list to having one of the best all around soundtracks along with Goblin, While You Were Sleeping, Cheese in the Trap (etc etc)
3. A story I couldn’t see by Jannabi. It tells a beautiful story on its own and it made me discover Jannabi <3
4. First love by Sondia (Honorable mention: The Story that Has Never Been Told by Sondia (Sondia just killed it this year) There’s something tragic and beautiful that makes me smile and cry and want to look out the window with this song. It’s still on repeat and might be up with my all-time favorite song OSTs.
5. Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers by Jang Boom June (I realize there are many versions of the song but I’m sticking to the classic that made me laugh and yet still moves me).
6. Smell By Nam Young Joo (Be Melodramatic’s Special OST). This song made me laugh at first and now makes me want to jump around and sing to it without embarrassment. WINNER. (Honorable Mention : Slow Pace by Nam Young Too and Yun Jion, also in the Be Melo’s Special OST.
7. In general Angel’s last mission: Love’s OST was solid. If I had to choose one maybe Stay O.When ? Or maybe the english version featuring Hodge? I’ll maybe regret my choice later, but yep great OST in general. (disappointing drama tho)
8. Our Story by One Sung Woo. I feel it describes innocent love and moves me every time I listen to it. It’s neat and clean and ugh love it.
9. Never-ending Story By Stray Kids (Another Extraordinary You song? Im sorry, but guys this one is good).
10. Take by Jus2. catchy, addicting. Loved it from the first second I heard it.
11. Always Be Here by Jung Jin Woo. Chocolate is shaping up to have a great soundtrack (I can’t vouch for the plot though haha)

Did I miss any songs? I’d like to hear opinions!

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    -We All Lie – YES.

    -Hotel del Luna – great songs, but my favourite is Done For Me. It’s so good.

    -Angel’s Last Mission: Love – awesome OST collection. I can’t decide which is my most favourite Oh My Angel or Stay or Pray. Maybe Pray cuz that took the longest to come out and I waited forever.

    -Not sure if you have seen Moment at Eighteen but Christopher’s Moment was so so so good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEcNhCfdpTY&t=14s

    -Not so popular but I really liked Search WWW opening credit. So upbeat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83McdMj9m1U

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      I actually like Our Story better than Christophers Moment! From the two thirds of At Eighteen that I did see, that song moved me more (but yeah moment is definitely a strong contender). As for Done for Me, YES! But did it pull on my heart strings like can you see my heart? Nope, but still on repeat non stop. I struggled with those songs too for angels last mission. Im so glad im in the same park range for all the songs as you! Such a strong year in OST

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      Search: www opening is by Elaine, Search. And Undecided in Melo is my Nature, by Shin In Ryu. Like those a lot! The Shampoo always brings a smile to my face now, and, of course, the Fart Song, because I am a toddler 😋

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    I only know we all lie from the list above. I didn’t watch the other dramas 😅.

    I like Tick Tock from Perfume. It was played at the right moments in the show. So many feeellllsss. It was the song during Yi Do and Jae Hee’s (Ha Jae Suk) first encounter after 29 years.

    🎶shine on my way, I’ve come through the wrong way🎶
    https://youtu.be/RRKStwoXY_A

    Perfume had a whooping 16 osts! My other favourite is EXID’s Solji: To The Touch.
    https://youtu.be/pAvGPj8ShAQ

    I like Sondia songs foe Devil. The show was a mess but the songs were good.

    My introduction to Jannabi was this TLE fan MV. Hahahaha 🤣. I like their sound.
    https://youtu.be/QFvxLphun84

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    I don’t know we all Lie 🙊
    From EY i really liked My Beauty by VeriVery & although it was distracting as hell the ost from One Spring Night is one of my faves now 😂

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    My Country’s OST felt a bit distracting at first, but then I felt that it really elevated the scenes

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    SKY CASTLE WOOP

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    From Hotel Del Suna, I have to say that Taeyeon’s All About You is my favorite. It is just so beautiful and haunting. I’ve heard it covered several times but no one does it as well as Taeyeon, especially when sung live.

    Moment at 18 also has a lot of great songs but a particular fave is OSW’s Our Story. It just captures that coming of age vibe so well.

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      Its so close for me between All About You and Can you see my heart! and Our Story <3

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This Beanie is 24!

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Assessment of Chocolate Ep1: a bit over-the-top melo. As in, yes it\’s sad, but sooo many sad things at once? and so unlikely? And some lines don\’t feel organic. It\’s the script. But the OST was killer, and both our leads’ acting was great.

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    I didn’t mind it as I was expecting tears ( I knew I should not have gotten attached to Min seong) but I will say this, I am already sick of Cha young’s brother and it is only 2 episodes. I wish she would have tossed him in the ocean, got on her bike and moved on.

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      He’s super annoying. Is this supposed to be the humor that lightens it up? I hope they tone him down and find him a job.

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        Yea totally not into him… But the male lead’s family.. Grrr.. 🤬🤬🤬.. How can they be Doctors with no shred of compassion between them is beyond me

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          I’ve met healthcare professionals without compassion like that. It’s sad. But It’s a defence mechanism as well. (well not in the family’s case).

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            see i get staying objectively clear from a professional stand point…but the level of inhuman behaviour they have shown….like having wine when a child is crying for his mom…like wtf??…also the way they were saying having their son treat the actor patient,,, unless the patient is about to die then someone else can do it..like did they take the oath or not???

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            That’s why i called this drama over-the-top. And I like over-the-top when the drama acknowledges it (example Graceful Family, The Last Empress). But this show is supposed to be real. and that’S just way evil.

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    Knowing the screenwriter (I’m Sorry I Love, Uncontrollably Fond) I wasn’t even surprised 😂 Starting next week, we will spend more time on the leads since the premiere quickly laid the basis for their relationship.

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    Not sure I’m going to last with this one.

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I\’ve been feeling down lately so on a whim, I decided to rewatch a random episode of Laughter in Waikiki. I\’m dying. This show was hilarious.

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I\’m kinda excited for the voting this year on DB. In a year where no particular drama stands out in terms of «masterpiece», what will Beanies vote for?

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    Oh wait. I think my favorite of 2019 is definitely Be Melodramatic. Definitely.

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    Nokdu Flower is getting almost all my beans. It really is a masterpiece.

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      Nokdu for sure. Also, I really enjoyed Moment of 18. Such a young but talented cast.

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        Moment of 18 was of good quality but can it be the best? we’ve seen the same highschool plot several times over. Ong Sung Woo is definitely one to look out for though. Oh and that scene with Oh je <3 Jang Ki Yong always shines.

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    I’ll be mostly Pegasus Market & My Fellow Citizens.

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    My vote will go to Perfume 💜. And TLE if it is included in this years voting since it aired until Feb 19.

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      I don’t think TLE will be included as it was included in last year’s line-up.
      Perfume started off so offensive and while it adjusted and progressed and addressed the offensive issues, it was so off-putting. Not to say SSR did an amazing performance!

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    BOKSOOOO.

    but i think sky castle should get a lot of love.

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    The Light In Your Eyes wasn’t that popular among Beanies, but to me it was almost as good as My Ahjussi. I loved it from the start to a teary end. I’m really looking forward to see how everyone else will vote!

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      The Light in Your Eyes was definitely good. But there were a few episodes in the middle that felt off and weird and had you not finished it you’d be at high risk of dropping it. Watching it full circle they then make sense. But there’s that high probability of dropping it which is why it was, for me, one of the best this year, but not THE best.

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    Sky Castle.

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      For me, I put it down as iconic. But I’m not sure if it was my favorite. True to its satire genre, it disgusted me at times with how far people would go to attain something. It’s scary and a little bit too true to myself.

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        I’m the same, which is why I enjoyed Boksoo more. Still it is objectively the best show this year even though I’m not rushing to rewatch it.

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        I thoroughly enjoyed Sky Castle and I think it deserves a lot of praise for being tightly written from start to finish, which I can’t say is the case for all shows. It was strong from start to finish, and told us a complete, well thought out story. I like that it appears to be a finished product delivered to us telling its story how it was intended.

        It did have some plot points I personally wouldve liked to … not have seen (HYENA DESERVED BETTER) but everything this drama did was necessary for its message and I appreciate that a lot. I want to give the writing team a gift. A hundred gifts. A kiss and a hug.

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          As I reread this i realize i wrote the same thing four times. In my defense its past beddtime also ITS A GOOD THING IM NOT A WRITER.

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            What I read is that we agree that Sky Castle does stand out as this year’s masterpiece. And also that it is definitely a masterpiece. Hyena’s death gave me actual physical pain, which is another way in which it was a masterpiece.

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            While I agree with all of the above, I think my vote goes more towards My Fellow Citizens. Like sky castle, it was a complete story from beginning to end and had a message. The characters progress as the story goes along. The humour was well timed, the villain amazing and the plot was FUN.

            But Be Melodramatic has my heart. but omg idk. But still, if I were to compare it to last year… My ahjussi is still a bar above the rest.

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            I never saw Be Melo but I agree that MFC was a great show from beginning to end. I still feel like Sky Castle is that kind of iconic “Best Drama” kind of show. But I agree that watching my Ahjussi was a transcendent experience.

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            @leetennant @justme

            I agree My Ahjussi would win hands down. I still have no words to explain that show except magic. I guess “transcendent” about sums it up.

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            @leetennant I don’t think we’ll ever get another drama like My Ahjussi. Even after 30 years from now on I’m sure it’ll touch my soul the same way. I’m tearing up just by listening to MA OST, I’m not prepared to go through the whole drama again.

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    I’ve not watched tons of kdramas this year but I’ll probably vote for Search WWW and Secret Life of my Secretary

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      Secret Life of My Secretary hands down best fluffy, campy romcom of the year!

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        PMO – hated it

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          I have a weakness for simple not over the top fluffiness, yes I didn’t like that the female lead lied for so long, but if the lie were revealed so early there wouldn’t have been a plot. I liked the reversal of power and veronica park is a whole mood.

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            That’s why it’s a Patented Minority Opinion. I hated everything about the OTP and, while I loved most of the rest of the drama, I couldn’t reconcile that. It was a romcom after all; the OTP is kind of important. I liked his character a lot but I hated her and I hated them together. I couldn’t get over that.
            PMO.

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Thank you so much for this show.
It was meta and hilarious at first. It took a turn for the sad, but never quite lost it’s spark.
It had its faults but overall I’m so happy I watched it. I’m fearing a bit of a slump after this.
Great performances by all. Honestly, it’s their chemistry and interpretation that make this show what it is!
Dan Oh was my spirit animal, Haru gave me diabetes, and I understood Kyung even if I couldn’t stand him. Nam Joo was the cringe king (i wish we had more scenes and more depth with him!). And Juda was not a perfect victim female lead. Yo go girl.

Special mention to Lee Do Hwa who STOLE EVERY SINGLE SCENE HE WAS IN.

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    can someone explain the ending..
    so i assume, dan oh is a nameless character/extra and haru gave her her name.. i assume he is nameless character/extra too.. which is happy ending in this world because they are free to do what they want to do

    But who is main character? Nam ju again? or is he the poor kid to be bullied?

    Is saemi and the geeky friend the center of this story?

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      I think saemi and the geeky boy are now main characters in this story.

      I believe Haru and Dan Oh are now both extras in this manhwa, leaving them complete freedom to do what they want. I don’t think Haru named her this time around. They just both regained all their memories simultaneously.

      Hilariously enough, all the lame characters in Secret are now “cool” in this new manhwa. (Although can we just say Nam Joo is still hella cool with his confidence).

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Extraordinary You ends today. Wasn\’t perfect, but it kept me on the edge of my seat. Loved it. Not the best quality drama of 2019, but was definitely my favorite to watch. I\’m so gutted it\’s ending

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    I really loved this drama, always looked forward to wednesdays and thursdays. Will miss it a lot after it’s ending.

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Comments on Extraordinary You Episode 13:

– This episode literally had no progress whatsoever from last episode. And that disappoints me. No show, I cannot be fooled.
– More Lee Do-Hwa please.
– I like that Joo-Da is self aware but why does she tell Do-Hwa : “wait for me”. I know she can’t change her fate but be a bit more clear with your feelings. It’s not fair to Do-Hwa. (protect this loyal baby at all costs!)
– I know there are a lot of Bae Kyung fans out there, and I understand how hard it is on him, but STOP being so forceful on Dan-Oh. She DOESN’T HAVE FEELINGS FOR YOU. She’s made it so clear to him. I feel sad but it’s off-putting. I don’t see a chance and I dont see romance.
– I like that Dan-Oh is being brave and isn’t going the self-pity route.
– It was supposed to be cute and funny Haru being overprotective and not something to look too much into but I kinda wished he would’ve been more natural with her. It’s obviously what she would have wanted.
– I said it again, but Dan-Oh being brave and not needing anyone to do anything for her is just YES.

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    Also, Nam Joo is living in his own world and I need him to be self-aware. HAHAHAAHAHA. Props to the actor for putting up with the cringey cheesiness hahahahaha.

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Because, as of yet, I do not have a favorite drama of the year 2019: I decided to compile up my favorite drama scenes of 2019. In no particular order:

1. Moment at Eighteen: A girl overhears Oh-Je is gay because of Da-Heen. Da-Heen, who had been hurt by Oh-Je immediately cries in apology to him for people exposing his secret because of her. The scene is raw, sudden, heart-breaking, and REAL.
2. Hotel Del Luna: Man Wol sees the reincarnation of her old friend from far who is now a cop. They share a moment staring at each other. (OST plays!) She leaves in tears and he cries too not knowing why.
3. The Light In Your Eyes: mother and son share a moment. Son realizes mom who has always been hard on him has been looking out for him from the start. She, who has alzheimer’s tells her son (without knowing its her son) that she has to make sure he doesn’t slip on the snow. He finds peace knowing she was happiest when she was with him and her husband (Oh gosh tears are filling my eyes)
4. Sky Castle: Ye-Suh confesses to her mother that she is unhappy and wants to set things right. She knows the implications of her future and the mom does too.They both cry and embrace each other in their arms. (That’s my girl, I seriously love Ye-Suh’s character)
5. Extraordinary You: Dan Oh sincerely thanks Haru for the beautiful night sky he crafted for her. Those words feel like deja-vu to Haru who witnessed her saying them on stage to Bae-Kyung in the previous manhwa. He cries out of melancholy and sincere happiness.
6. Be Melodramatic: Han Joo has a hard-hitting conversation with her male coworker friend, Jae-Hoon. Speaking in stead of his ex-girlfriend, she reveals to him that he put too much pressure on her and idealized a relationship, and when it wouldn’t go the way he imagined it, he took it out on her. Jae-Hoon cries.
7. My Fellow Citizens: Jung-Kook was about to denounce his friend the veteran politician. Angry at the betrayal, the veteran politician decides to reveal Jung-Kook’s con but just before doing so, Jung-Kook calls him and cries that he can’t do it even though it’s against his principles. touched by Jung-Kook the politician denounces himself. (and the OST that played!)
8. Beautiful World: Sun Ho affirms to his classmate who is about to commit suicide (and to us) to never give up. Giving up is what the bully wants and her life is worth so much more. Wonderful camera work, OST, and performance by Nam Da-Reum.

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    This was beautiful. I have hardly seen three dramas from your list but your description transported me back to the scenes. This is a wonderful idea.

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      That is precisely why I wrote it, I’m so glad you understand the deep meaning behind some of these!

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        Loved them. I have hardly watched any shows this year but I may write a favorite scenes/moments of this year too. I’ll tag you there since the idea is originally yours.

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    I have rewatched My Fellow Citizens just five days ago, but why can’t I remember which scene you are referring to? I am sorry that I am such a careless drama watcher.

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      Maybe i didnt describe it well? I believe its near the end, like episode 16 (or 31-32)

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    Love this.
    Last year I posted about little moments I loved from the dramas I watched and was thinking of doing it again.
    This is more in depth. That scene from Hotel de Luna was beautifully done.

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      These scenes are close to my heart even if I didn’t love/or finish all these dramas. I teared up writing them. I can’t wait to see your rendition of it this year! (This was also a way for me to keep track of them because I realize this year I had more of these moments than an actual favorite series).

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    No 1 is one of my faves from Eighteen, in fact i immediately rewatched the scene when it ended.. Now i’m thinking i should rewatch Melo (so good!) and maybe finish The Light in Your Eyes (dropped cos lack of time n somehow never resumed).

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      There were so many memorable scenes from Melo (funny and sad i wanted to name but stuck to one). One of the scenes is The dead boyfriend telling our friend to move on and he’s worried that she won’t and she begins to cry. ugh my heart (but Im still glad I stuck to the scene I wrote first). Also, that scene in Eighteen was HANDS down the best. My next favorite would be the female lead confessing to the ML (i forgot their names) she likes him and he slips on his bike down a hill (OST plays!)!!

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A bit of an existential question about Extraordinary You. History is repeating itself in the shadow. Dan Oh and Haru are saying things they said on STAGE in the previous manhwa.

It’s a big tragic circle and it seems like they can’t get out of it. and I think Haru realizes it as we see him crying in the picture I have below. I cried at that part. He’s dreading a vicious circle and he’s not sure what will happen.

My question is: if Dan Oh, Baekyung and Haru keep repeating what they said on STAGE in the previous manhwa in the shadow of this new manhwa, do they actually have free will? Is this what the author wanted ? Were they their TRUE selves in the previous manhwa ? (Am I thinking too much? Probably)

Curious to know your thoughts on my big existential question here. Im not even sure the drama or manhwa is supposed to be that deep but I can’t shake these thoughts out of my mind.

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    Haru knowing that when Dan oh was saying those words, yeah, I was crying with him.

    Seriously, the writer did these characters so dirty.

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      I dunno to whom the writer did dirty the most. Sometimes I think it’s Haru, then I realize it’s Dan Oh, then Im reminded of Squid and Bae Kyung. Let us not forget Lee Do ha :'(

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    Its like memories of their past lives…..it became a part of their character trait as they kept on being reused…..You could see that Dan Oh gets her spunk from her previous life, Haru his calm demeanor, Mi Chae his passiveness and Kyung his temper and possessiveness….they are rebelling against their setup but they were created by the writer so can’t escape that fully…….and you are right…..this is one vicious cycle of tragedy that is happening

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      yup you just put in clearer words what i was trying to say. its heartbreaking. I love that the big theme of this drama is «Free will» and how it brings it up.

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    The only one who hasn’t tried yet to change the story is Baek Kyung. If he could change his own character, then maybe they could all escape tragedy this time, and escape the endless cycle. If Baek Kyung really cared about Dan Oh this time, enough to let her be happy with Haru.

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      GOOD point. But I dont he wants to change the story just yet— he doesn’t want to lose the only time he DOES have with Dan Oh which is on stage ;(

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    UNLESS..
    authors are doing a time travel genre.. and all is stage 🙂

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      I don’t want it to be all stage!! I want my Dan Oh and Haru to have free will!!

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        i mean Haru was an extra.. and caught author’s attention again.. and came back in his role as subordinate to Kyung

        somewhere , when Dan oh started changing the storyline she caught author’s attention.. and maybe the author decided to take this time travel route

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        haru could have died , lost his memory, and come back as normal…

        Unless instead of author, drama script writer wanted to do it for heightened drama….then i call that to be flaw of the script.. and by end of it EY will become less than ordinary

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    Also, who was that transfer student? I wonder if she’s a reused character or a brand new extra. Could she be someone else who can change the story? Could she be someone Baek Kyung could love for her own sake, and not just because she’s his longtime sidekick?

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      My assumption she is Squid fairy’s love in the first manhwa. It is hinted when she said she liked squid 😉

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        I thought she might be the writer as a character.

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          in previous episode Squid talked about his love. and glad she isn’t around..but now she is…

          the thing is.. even if there was a glitch, author would have repeated a few characters..

          bringing all characters from other manhwa in this one (e.g Kyung’s brother’s appearance is after Haru’s memory loss, squid’s girlfriend) – irrelevant.. UNLESS author has integrated two stories and is writing this manhwa as such.. she will either use this to restart trumpet/ or start her next novel with time travel theme.. or something

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    Yup. My heart broke with this. We’d suspected it, but it still hit with full force anyway. There’s no such thing as free will? Or perhaps, are they limited in their free will as manhwa characters. Everything they do and say and think is something that a previous storyline allowed them. 🙁

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      Those are my assumptions and that breaks my heart </3. And for them to realize it is just so… Dan Oh is still oblivious and I wonder what her reaction will be to all this. Poor Haru seems to holding out for her and his tears today were just— ugh.

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      At least they are able to choose who to direct those words to in the shadow in this incarnation. She thanked Haru this time, not Baek Kyung.

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Tiny comment on my girl Eun Dan Oh. I understand her being worried and not wanting to change the story anymore. But girl, I liked you better being proactive. Don\’t let the boys fight over you. Decide your own fate. You don’t need to be rescued.

My girl is woke, but I want her more proactive in her wokeness.

But I still love her. And I find myself forwarded waaaayy less her scenes or Haru scenes (he’s a cinnamon roll but my favorite is totally Dan Oh).

As for Lee Do Hwa, I live for the scenes where he’s with our favorite trio of misfits. Cuties force feeding Haru!!! cute cute cute.

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    i don’t think she realizes BK likes her.. very much.. and always has

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I think Im gonna sadly drop Tale of Nokdu. I signed up to watch a lighthearted cute sage but im getting whiplash from the sudden drastic change of genres. Also, is it just me or the quality dipped quite drastically in the drama? or maybe im less mesmerized by Nokdu’s beauty so I’m starting to notice things (LOL).

Also, I know why our main OTP is hiding stuff from each other…. But I hate it and honestly I cant ship if they’re going to continue lying to each other. and I hate that Im not as invested anymore because I seriously LOVE jang dong yoon.

To get this straight:
Nokdu is probably the king’s son (sigh, i wanted it to be the hyung). Current king or past king?
Current king stole the throne from past king? Why did current king want to get rid of Nokdu ?
Also Second lead is Nokdu’s cousin ? (so Current king’s son? or just current king’s brothers son?)

and who is the boy 2nd lead killed (or supposedly killed, but im on the impression he killed him). The boy is current king’s son? Past king’s son?

Thank you for anyone who’s taking the time to clear this up for me. It might prevent me from dropping this.

Thank god i still have Extraordinary You. Dan Oh is my GIRL and Haru is everything good and pure in this world. Yes.

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    Past King:
    -> Current King -> Nokdu or Hyung
    -> Current King’s Bro -> Second Lead
    -> Little boy that Second Lead supposedly killed
    These 3 sons are all from different mothers.

    As to why Current King want to get rid of his own baby, we don’t know for sure yet. Some speculations from beanies is that there was a bad prophesy about his date and time of birth (some sort of bad omen).

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      im not getting completely the arrows (i really appreciate it though).
      Past king’s son is nokdu or hyung. Current king’s brother is Second lead. and Little boy that was killed is current king’s son

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        Past Kings had 3 sons (all from different mothers): Current King, Current King’s Bro and Little boy.
        Nokdu or Hyung is Current King’s son.
        Second Lead is Current King’s Bro son.

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          OMG THANK YOU <3 you genius person ,you 🙂

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            You’re welcome. I was going to draw a diagram, but I am not genius enough to know how to display that in the reply section. 😉

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        Little boy killed is past King’s son I thought? Current King’s stepbrother.

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    I’ve not seen it yet, but I’ve noticed this is a huge issue with a lot of kdramas. Too many start as being lighthearted and cute but end up veering into serious and dramatic 😕

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    I think this happens with all sageuks, even the comedy fusion ones. I can think of Moonlight, Hwarang, 100 Days My Prince, and Rookie Historian. That’s why I wasn’t too thrown by the sudden angst.

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      Rookie Historian, though riddled with continuity errors, and wasn’t altogether perfect WAS more lighthearted throughout the show. It did have angst but not so much. I think that’S part of the reason why I got whiplash with Nokdu. (incidentally, Rookie Historian is the first sageuk I almost finished BECAUSE of how lighthearted it was.) I have not finished a sageuk to this date.

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    I stay because of Jang Dong Yoon and the cinematograhy!

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    Flower Crew has been more lighthearted with fewer deaths. It’s not over yet, so anything could still happen.

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      I sadly dropped that one first or second episode. from the get go I liked the boy that would turn out to be the king and I felt like he had more chemistry with the girl. I felt bad for him.

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        I’m a huge Kim Min Jae fan so I’m happy.

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          I admit im one of those ignorant persons who thought him and Yeo Jin Goo WERE THE SAME PERSON. LOL. Or maybe i was the only one.

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            You’re not the only one. It comes up in interviews with him. He says Yeo Jin Goo has a deeper voice.

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So dont judge me, I havent read the manhwa and I know Baekyung isn\’t doing it on purpose, but Haru over him ANY SINGLE DAY. Haru is a precious cinnamon roll that must be protected at ALL costs. I just cant with how both him and DanOh are forward to each other, but also completely shy. The inner 15 year old fan girl me is SO HAPPY.

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Don\’t get me wrong, I\’m loving The Tale of Nokdu… But Nokdu\’s kiss with the other guy was better than his kiss with Kim So Hyun. I\’m hoping this is on purpose and their next kiss will have more chem

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    I was salty for a whole two hours but I think I’m over it now and his shirtless earnest confession made it a little better (or worse considering she didn’t reciprocate the same way)

    I guess it makes sense she’s hesitant to start something that’s why she didn’t give in. UGH

    Ooooo so I guess we’re going to be seeing him trying to woo her for the rest of the episodes BUT I DONT THINK THEYLL BE ABLE TO LIVE TOGETHER NOW THAT YULMOO KNOWS DAMMIT

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      i knowwwwww :'( gosh darn that dongseng spoiling my fun

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    I just assumed that kiss with Dong Joo was a test and therefore SHOULD be awkward… like, uh… dipping your toes in pool water before diving in.
    On the other hand, I was surprised at how well done the 1st one was despite screaming like a dumb girl and hiding behind my fingers.

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      that MUST be the only reason to why his first kiss was her felt off and awkwardly positioned. I like how he’s less shy to his the guy tho hahahaha

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I declare that I finally tried those instant coffee for one packets.

You lied to me Shin Sung Rok, Misaeng, My Mister, and every other PPL.

It was NOT as good as they made it out to be.

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