Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Will it snow for Christmas is the drama which no kdrama fan ever needed. its a disaster. And one plain traumatic experience to watch it which no one deserves.

I hav somehow went thru the torture in hope it would get better and so far watched 14 episode (with 90% FF). And i ask everyone to stay away from this stupiditiest drama ever.

Besides in all past dramas of Han Ye Seul i thought her to be bad actress but opposite Go Soo (male lead) even she looked like one amazing actress. Male lead had such limited expressions that i could count on my fingers.

@shindy thanks for your heads up which helped me in keeping my expectations as low as possible still it managed to hurt whatever minimum expectations i had.

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all this while i tend to keep myself away from Melodramas cause i cant handle the feeling of that emptiness in my heart seeing my beloved characters going through extreme hardships.

I usually stick to rom coms, sci fi, action thriller cause thats all i feel happy with. But 4 days n 2 dramas and i am changed. Now i get to know why Melos are as important as rom coms, cause you just flow with the story, you dont hv time to think abt ur own life, you are drowning in all the feelings emotions and tears 😭. And as you come out of the turmoil you are a different person who entered the journey.

I never ever cried this bad in last so many years (Love story in Harvard my first kdrama made me bawl like baby but nothing after that).

So i guess i am ready for some more Melo ride. asking for some suggestions if you have any good melo in mind (happy ending prefered still anything will work)

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    I’m repeating myself but Just Between Lovers and Scent of Woman. SoW is an older one, but I cried several times.

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      SoW already done. ill got with JBL this time.
      ill start it tomorrow…. enough crying for last 4 days… one day break before i cry more.

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      Lol befire opening the comments I was about to write JBL. That show is the definition of melo where it doesn’t get makjang anywhere. Also @kss the way you describe melo is i guess more in line with slice of life dramas for that I recommend a comparatively lighter in the genre but equally good Life.

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        @wapzy is it.. lol sorry i never knew ny definition of Melos were wrong all along but i agree with what you said about slice of life cause thats exactly what I love watching…. thanks for the correction.
        do you have any suggestions inline with Slice of life dramas ? i’d be grateful for that

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          The shows that you have been watching are indeed melo, maybe the description made me realize you’d like slice of life too. Dear My Friends, My Ajusshi and Misaeng are my favorite but you should better start comparatively light. Life, Weight lifting Fairy Kim Bok joo, Prison Playbook also Reply 1988 aren’t as heart wrenching or “OMG it’s my life” type of shows so they easier to watch.

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            understood.
            I hv already watched My Ajussi, Reply 1988 and both made me cry buckets ….
            Kim Bok Joo… i dont think it comes under melo anyway. i just laughed and bit sad few moment but never cried.
            Dear My Friend, Life and Prison Playbook.. i should try. thanks again.

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            Oh yeah Bok joo was coming of age/slice of life not melo in any way.

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    Just between lovers
    Just an ordinary love story (a 4 eps KBS drama special)
    Nice guy
    Can you hear my heart? (though this one is more of a family weekender)

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    These two are my favourites:
    Nice Guy
    Will It Snow for Christmas

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Marriage Contract = 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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    Because I know how that show is/was
    I’ll just 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 with you😪😪😪😪😭😭😭😭

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      khumwo chinguya.. i do need someone by my side while i bawl😭😭😭😭😭 recalling what all happened in last 90 minutes there….. i am sure this one drama ending will remain with me for all my life…

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    Marriage contract = 🧡😭

    It was an amazing drama. Loved UEE and LSJ and the little girl~

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      for me its 💔💔💔💔💔
      I don’t even hv strength to write its review for my wall cause my heart n life is empty as i finished it.
      UEE’s acting gave me chills i never knew she is such fab actress.
      LSJ and lil girl were awesome…

      but their love story will be one of the most heart breaking among all the melos inhv watched so far.

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        Urgh, it’s so good. I agree, it’s the best I’ve seen UEE.

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    Are you watching it for the first time? It was a great drama, indeed. I still can’t believe that Uee and Lee Seo-jin brought one of the best chemistry I’ve seen in kdrama. And little Shin Rin-ah is charming as always.

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      yup it was very first watch for me. and great drama no second thought. ill hv hard time letting it go.
      agree with chemistry part. i had goosebumps when HJH was shown desparately missing CHS after leaves the room in his house.

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Latest Entry to my ever growing Oppa list is Joo Jin Mo… he has one of the most Beautiful Smile (along with NGM’s smile) and those expressive laserlike eyes…. and his acting is just flawless…..

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i need suggestions of drama similar to Eun dong, story of reuniting lovers (provided happy ending). i can handle cry fest too cause i loved the experience watching Eun dongah..

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    @ally-le you have any such suggestions ?

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      I actually don’t have any recs for this. Sorry!

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        no issues… i found one after searching for almost a day

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          Which one are you going to watch?

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          The only Reunited Lovers drama I can think of is Wild Chives and Soy Bean Soup (called 12-year promise on Netflix). The problem is that the youth part of the drama is so good, that it’s almost an anti-climax when the grownups turn up.

          Not sure I’d recommend it, but the first section is amazing.

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            i started it and loved first 2 episodes then read reviews on net with same thing that grownup story was all rushed and not at same level at strating… so i dint continue. i try to start again if ill hv no other options…

            and for Marriage Contract… i was doubtful that it’d be a sad ending but now as you said you loved the ending… i am sticking to it…

            thank you

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            I’ve seen this! I think we started it but never finished.

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    100 days husband 😄

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    Besides the classic first episodes during childhood or the childhood connection, I don’t have much dramas in mind.

    Autumn Concerto (all time favorite Taiwanese drama)
    Be With You (Korean movie adaptation of a Japanese movie with Son Ye Jin and So Ji Sub)
    Classic (Korean movie, not a real happy ending but you know it from the start with Jo Seung Woo, Son Ye Jin and Jo In Sung)

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i was sick for last 3 weeks (mild typhoid diagnosed)… and only thing saved me from feeling sicker (other than medicine and complete bed rest) was drama marathons. i finished 5 new dramas, 3 re-watch during this time… 2 re-started.

i guess kdramas teleport me to a whole new world where my life is not mine anymore and i am in the life of those beautiful characters on screen. I laugh and cry with them and everyday felt like a new struggle to decide which new world to enter.

but i am glad to have this amazing world of kdramas.. not sure what i would have been without it.

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So Designated Survivor is going pretty strong with its suspense and thrill, i watch while holding my breath. and next week ill see Oppa all shining in white uniform😍😍… cant wait.. can’t wait.

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My Love Eun Dong-ah

1. My Rating: BEAUTIFULLLLL Heart Warming tale of lovers reuniting after gap of decades. I never cried this much during any recent drama watch or marathon as much i cried here.

2. Fast Forward: NIL

3. Binged in: Day 1 – 11 episodes, Day 2 – 5 episodes.

4. Positive: Old School Love Story, No Nobel Idiocy, childhood connection, acting by all the actors especially male lead (his acting, his tears, his affection)

5. Negative: Second male leads desparate act which could have prevented 2 episodes of useless angst.

6. Recommended for: Anyone looking for an old school tug of war kind of love story to cry to laugh to celebrate with Park Hyun Soo, to have all your heartstrings pulled.

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#BigIssuetalk
Big Issue was reverse version of Lookout, alpha female and beta male. where female keeps her ground, her antics till the very end. JSH will be one of most intelligent and sharp female lead among all my drama leads.

The way she handles all the threats, situation that went south and even 48 hours of prosecution investigation dint deter her… i love her for being that badass Alpha Female that we rarely see in kdramas. She is not in action by fighting with physical power but she is all about mental metal, power of her planning-forseeing

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BIG ISSUE is ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
i can give it 100/10 for the execution of this suspense card till the very last episode. i had no idea who is double crossing whom and how. just superbbbbb drama.
only complaint… i hated lack of romance from the OTP. they made such a powercouple and their romance would have been electrifying… still i am happy i watched and loved it

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My Views about \”Big Issue\” Drama
how much I fast forward while binging a drama is my sole criteria to judge how good a drama is, how gripping the direction is and how well the plot written..

and Big Issue broke all the records so far. finished 13 episodes (13 hours worth of videos) in one single day (9am to 2am) with NO Fast Forward….

I couldn\’t even dare to FF any part and moreover i found myself holding my breath at least twice in every single episode. And its so real (unlike Lookout) as to how people change when adversities hit.

Hope more beanies watch it and share their views.

*off to watch last 2 episodes*

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    That is my criteria too. If I have an urge to ffd a show regularly it isn’t all that great for me.

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    I watched it, finished it and LOVED Big Issue! 👌

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      ahhh finally someone is here who love it tooo
      i LOVED IT SSSOOOO much… just jow finished and i am in awe as to how perfect this one drama was…. i couldn’t find lack of logic that i hate in such thriller dramas…
      just one complaint.. i needed more of romance of my OTP thats all..

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        I don’t know, maybe you missed it? There was a wave of criticism in the beginning of the show because of the unethical actions of the male lead when he took photos in the first ep.
        So the series wasn’t very popular (among the beanies too).

        The chemistry was indeed great, I squeaked when she suddenly came to his door after her releasing!
        It was r e a l l y well done 👋.

        Agree with your complaints, chingu, it wouldn’t hurt to have more than just one nice (steaaaamyyy) kiss pro 16 eps)))

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          i dint observe it much when it air and when you say people criticise male lead’s ethics of clicking picture i guess they dint connect with his desperation to save his dying daughter… and that first episode (for me) set the whole stage for the plot as to humans can go to any level if cornered. So i liked everything abt it.

          and that kiss after her self realisation… i died that moment and it was INDEED DONE PERFECTLY. and just how she was in life/office attacking the opponent without giving chance to recover she did exactly same in that kiss….. but i needed more….

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that’s me *wide eyed* the moment i enter a Camera shop with all sorts of camera bodies, lenses and accessories.
PS Big Issue is one rocking thriller drama. Loving it sooo badly.

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marathoning Empress ki… and i never knew i needed this drama to have so many feels, emotions, tears despite FFing all political conspiracy.
Wang yu and his teary eyes just pierces through my heart and i had so many moments of complete break down seeing his and Seung Nyangs love for each other.

Worst part… Netflix does not let me take screenshots…. so sad… otherwise my wall would have been filled with WangNyang

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    Omg!!! I have been desperately searching for someone to marathon it with me! I have been binging it! What ep are you up to?? I am on 32 I think!

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      omg… you are also binging….
      i am on 32 exactly… just started it now.

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        Seriously where have you been all this time?!?! I finished 32 so spam me when you are done so that we can discuss away!!!!

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          lol i can wait for discussing epi 32… but all happened so far is more important….
          i cried (badly) when Wang Yu and SN had discussion abt leaving past behind…. i am ffing everything politics just watching important parts and their love story……
          what are your views abt what all happened so far ?

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            I will forever be team Wang Yoo 😢 The Enperor has zero appeal and his obsession with Nyang is quite unsettling to watch. I love the villain Tanasiri though. I mean she is evil to the core but I just want to hug her and tell her it’s not her fault. Ugh!

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            @coffeprince4eva oh i am so glad you think same way as i do abt emperor. his affection for SN i found it creepy, obsession but not love at all. for me he looked like a kid who needed something to rely all his life and he found SN to be that object for him. their relationship was never mutual or balance and i hated how its SN had to save him every single time from YC’s plotting.

            i agree with Tanasiri part too but i never liked her actions to hurt people around to get rid of her own own fears… and how come she misjudged that Wang Yu had feelings for her…. i had no words.

            my best part is Wang Yu’s gang of all trusted supporters as Bang Eununch, MS, that swordsman and Park Eununch. these are fantastic 5 who kept me hooked all the time.

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    Yeah this is my favourite Kdrama because of the feels! Arrrrgh it hurts but it’s so good. You must be Team Wang Yu ? I am/was too 😀

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      it hurts indeed everytime i see Wang Yu’s yearning and his self sacrifice for SN i CRY like anything… i am so baffled with all the things he has done for her only to get nothing in return so far (epi 35)….
      and yes to team Wang Yu too…

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        By any means she should be with him. Their love is too pure for this world but dude made a humongous mistake when he left her in Yuan after he slept with her.

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          exactly i agree… i found it to be the buggst mistake of his life to leave her in Yuan…. cause i never found her reasoning to stay there genuine or strong. he should have tried to convince her to come with him.

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service provider gave me 3 months of Free Netflix and here is my list to watch/rewatch dramas in next 3 months of full entertainment..

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Designated survivor… what a MIND-BLOWING start and with my most fav subject \”Environment and its well being\”
i started it for just LJH but now i am waiting for next episodes eagerly…

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2 days and Lookout finished with 0% FFing. Another unforgettable ending for me after Shark. And Ill miss JDH\’s cheeky smile (the one KEJ recalls whole dreaming abt him at the end)…

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    I love Lookout.

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      i loved it too but till half way i found it bit repetitive.. but as soon as all fantastic four came together (KS, BM, Leader, suji) i was enjoying it….

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    I’m glad you enjoyed it. Awesome twist at the end and definitely an unforgettable ending. The lack of common sense got a bit maddening at the end, and some questionable directing didn’t detract from the overall effect.

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      This totally sounds like a bot wrote it. Lol.

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      lol… lack of logic of last 2 episode made me wonder is it same drama whch kept me hooked for first 14 eisodes… and how stupidly they could not check SW’s phone signal where it last used and still searched in wrong building…

      for first half i wasnt onboard fully but by 16th epi end when JDH saves SJ i could not wait to watch whats next…

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    Yassss the ending is … Definitely unforgettable lol.
    Still a bit grumpy with its execution but I’m pretty sure my version where he gets properly forgiven before he dies is canon in my mind now.

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      i hated the execution of such dramatic ending (and how senseless it was). I still wished he wuld not die but then I knew he has a big guilt of letting YN die to survive (per kdrama logic). So i was prepared to see the worst.

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        Ah see I didn’t mind that he died. For once. Just how he died.
        I was expecting him to die; his character was too far gone not to, and fitted a tragic end.
        I just wished they’d a)not had such stupid and contrived and OOC events leading up to his death and b) shown ultimately Su Ji forgiving him, because that’s all he really needed to forgive himself and I know that would’ve been in character and on development for her, and given him a proper send off. They were so so close to having the perfect forgiveness and redemption in death arc, it was there in all the characters! but they blundered it with the plot and direction at the end there. oh well.
        (I’ll tag you in my write up when I send it to gadis when she’s finished it haha)

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lets play the game to identify my murderer…. and ALML does a TSLOMS…

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This was one damn roller-coaster yet fantastic ride… with one of the most charming OTP of my life… which made it an unforgettable experience……

But it was all worth as I enjoyed each and every second being there… thank you so much Do Min Ik for being that Dim Bulb oozing charisma and Jeong Gal Hee for being the power to enlighten Do Min Ik’s world and our’s too.

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    I didn’t notice the onion carriage was driven by the arowana when I saw the episode. LOL

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one and only moment that had me ROFLing on bed, and hitting it like crazy… Veroooonica Park had such a an awesome impact on him

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i am going to miss it badly…😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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    Wasn’t it cool that they used a video so you could hear everyone talk and laugh rather than a photo? Yes I’m going to miss this show!

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      very true…. and it was so nice to see everyone having such close bonding….
      i had so much to write but while it finished i was crying and had no way to write anything sensible but just this last moment.

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