Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

Probably my favourite scene, and also a monologue on what worked for me and what didn’t in this show. “You’re pretty even when you cry.” Kyaaaa! 😍

#FightMyWay E8: "You're pretty even when you cry." I drew this scene because I was almost going to stop actively watching this show, but this scene made me stay because finally the plot was moving somewhere. Dongman was getting into MMA, and he finally made a move to tell Aera about his feelings. I liked this show, and the chemistry between the leads was insane but I felt like I didn't get the 4-person friendship the show promoted itself to be. Most of the time I was frustrated with Seolhee's doormat behavior and Jooman's inability to stop leading the intern on. When AR and DM got together, they somehow became a lot less interesting, especially with AR constantly telling DM not to fight Taksu. I understood her POV, but I wanted to root for DM to fight Taksu and win. In the end, the fact that AR didn't become an announcer felt like the show had built it up and then I was left hanging. I think it's realistic because not everybody gets to live their dreams, but I personally can't understand why she gave up the KBC announcer interview for the MMA one, especially since she's always expressed her dislike for fighting for sport. It felt like she did it because DM would be fighting in the MMA. Beyond that, Hyeran/creepy Kyunggoo's redemptions felt too rose-tinted for me, especially since HR's been exceptionally nasty and seems like she has a horrible personality. Overall, I enjoyed the show, but insane chemistry can't sell a show completely for me, so I can't deny that there were many points when I skipped this show over for other ones. Still a pretty decent watch though!

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Wish I had time to join the recaps but 1) Is this where E16 of SWDBS was shot? 2) I really want to be Shin Se Kyung right about now. (Because she looks so pretty, get your minds outta the gutter ;))

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Really wouldn’t mind a hug! I loved E9 and my fingers are itching to draw Yeok as well even though I might really have second lead syndrome…

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Revealing an Instagram that I’ve never talked about here… Because I had so much to say about Yung and not enough word limit here. Hope you guys like the drawing, it’s my first time drawing a sageuk!

#SevenDayQueen E5: When Chaekyung first meets Yeonsangun again after 5 years. (Just a note on the drawing, but I used artistic license with the clothing patterns, and did little roses on his sleeve hems because I really loved how he painted the China roses red.) I loved the lightheartedness of this scene with the music and the slow motion running through the marketplace. I loved how she was so ready to protect him, standing with her arms spread wide to hide him from the chasing women, how she beamed at him so brightly afterward, and how he tried his best not to look so pleased when he realized it was her. When Yeonsangun told her to stop calling him "hyungnim" (presumably because it reminded him of Yeok), she switched to "orabeoni" so easily, and I love Yeonsangun's semi-flustered expression at that. It's actually really endearing to see all the fleeting tenderness on his face when he interacts with Chaekyung. I started this show with the intention to dislike Yeonsangun. It made sense: he was a tyrannical king, he was horrible toward his younger brother… He was set up to be the villain. But what I did not expect was for SDQ to paint such a compelling character that would make me like him so much. Perhaps the insecure child in me can relate to Yeonsangun, told at a young age by his father that he would ruin the country – what a way to crush a young boy's ambitions and create a self-fulfilling prophecy. I imagined Yeonsangun, torn from his mother at a young age, mocked by his father, and then later discovering that his mother had actually been killed, in addition to the fact that he loved Yeok so much that he tried so hard to tamp down on his insecurities and spare Yeok's life, and my heart went out to him completely.

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This was such a fantastic read and put into words perfectly what I feel about Yeonsangun and Chaekyung. (And I personally love how he painted the roses red just because she thought they should be.)

http://getoffthesoapbox.tumblr.com/post/162184718632/7dq-the-tragedy-of-yeonsan-gun

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    I love that article. Such a shame about Yeonsangun in 7DQ. I just hope that he and his brother will reconcile in the end. He has done terrible things to Yeok that I can’t overlook, no matter how good he is to CK.
    Also LDG is amazing as Yeonsangun thta plays a huge part on the appeal to the character.

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      I don’t think it’s possible to overlook all his horrible acts because all the reasons in the world couldn’t justify them, but it breaks my heart to know why he did them. For his father to tell him at that young age that he would ruin Joseon and to turn the throne over to his brother… man, it was a surefire self-fulfilling prophecy. I really didn’t imagine myself even liking Yeonsangun, but SDQ painted such a compelling character for him.

      I just need to brace my heart because so far, CK is the one person who he genuinely feels comfortable around, and he’s going to start suspecting her as well because she needs to protect Yeok. She wants to protect them both, but YSG will only view it as something negative. That’s going to drive the rift between the brothers even more. T_T

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        Yes he is a compelling character. Feel bad that his father didnt trust him enough. He may have valid reasons to do so that made him decide that Yeok is a better fit for the role.
        Thats the biggest tragedy of all.. that their father inadvertently put a wedge on his two sons who would’ve been better off working together than apart.

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    My thoughts exactly just worded way more eloquently and in so much more depth haha.

    After reading this I feel like I’m a little more on board the ship between Yeosangun and CK rather than her and Yeok. He’s such a vulnerable character and I have such a soft spot for people like that.

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      Ya!! When I read it, I was like erpps how did this writer word it so well and so perfectly.

      I’ve been on the YSG ship for a long while but I feel like once he starts going a little more insane I might be jumping ship soon LOL. I have a major soft spot for the baddies who aren’t actually really bad… 😭 and especially when he shows all those sweet moments to CK… For a man who’s obviously never really learnt to be sweet/received affection to be so genuine with her… It just breaks my heart, argh.

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Something I’m working on… because this scene renewed my faith in the show. Fingers crossed that tonight’s episode doesn’t disappoint!

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    let’s pray together while we wait for the episode! 🙏

    & u really draw so well!

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      Yes! I hope that when I wake up tomorrow morning (I’ve an off day, finally a chance for me to participate in recaps!!) I’ll watch the new episode and be very, very happy. 😌

      Aww and thank you!!

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    Is this Fight My Way? I too was let down after a few episodes but I picked it back up again. I want to love this drama, but it’s not making me want to search up the writer.

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      It is! I continued watching it despite not really feeling it… and was about to give it up when E8 suddenly got better! I feel like I want to love it more than I actually love it, though.

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    This scene was so heartwarming, fab drawing as alwayyyys🤗

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Hehehe, he’s so happy and it’s so cute. (Anybody know where I can watch the E24 epilogue? All the sites I normally watch SP on cut out that part…)

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Finally finished MSR and I’m not sure what I’m getting out of it, except very steamy kisses and the feeling that I wasted my time on the last few episodes..

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    Completely agree!

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    I so agree!

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    Staring at Sung Hoon? At least that’s what I got from it lol

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    SUNG HOON.
    You got Sung Hoon

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      Yes, Sunghoon! But the plot… Argh the plot… I enjoy cliches done right (yes even all his aggressive cold mannerisms) but the last few episodes went from 100 to 0 reallll quick. 😅

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        I agree that the last 2-3 episodes were kind of a waste: too many flashbacks written in instead of utilizing the time to flesh out the situation, add depth to it, or even add more depth to the beloved side characters like Hyun Tae, and, dare I say, snooty Hye Ri

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Why do I keep getting a dislike on all my recent MxM comments? 😪

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Tbh I miss Man x Man already so I’m rewatching all the episodes. Leaving y’all with oppa (he’s really terrible at aegyo but somehow still looks adorable.), goodnight!

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고마워요 – Thank you for being my crack drama for the past 16 episodes, MxM. What will my Fridays be now without a grumpy ghost, a spunky manager and an adorable Hallyu star?

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    You are really good, this is so 💓warming.

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      Aww thank you! It was a heartwarming scene for me, so I had to draw it. 💕

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In the midst of drawing this completely beautiful scene which I absolutely loved.

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#kbeauty – Probably one of the most beautiful heroines I’ve come across, both inside and out (yes, even with that blunt bob).
In Seol Woo’s words… “because you’re pretty”.

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    Aw…love our Do-ha!

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      I love her to bits! And I do genuinely think she looks good with that blunt bob, haha!

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She may not have been my favourite in TLAHL but every week I found myself absolutely loving everything about her makeup. Definitely one of my favourite looks in 2017 dramas so far. *u* #kbeauty

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#kbeauty: How can I look dirty but still pretty like her so that someone like JW can say this to me? Most of the time I’m just dirty.

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Realized that my no.1 catnip might be “when he insists he doesn’t like you/won’t like you back” and then spends episodes trying to be adorable to get you back. First Seol Woo now Ji Wook!

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Erm… think we all forgot to breathe right there.

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I read a little of the manhwa, so I wonder how this is going to be like set in modern times but I am so excited to watch it! NJH looks gorgeous in the trailer.

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Decided to give Seven Day Queen a try despite not feeling sageuks for a while… and was not expecting this. *ducks back under water* (I actually quite like it so far!)

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    haha..my favorite swooning ending scene this year! even i was enchanted…lee dong gun’s abs looks so good under the moonlight.

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      I was so convinced I would hate him… Then that ending scene happened and it was strangely cute 😂

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    I love Lee Dong gun so much. I loved him in Sweet 18, have you watched it, lezah? The sweetest, most romantic drama ever. Smile, you was also lovely. The rest of his dramas have been downhill.

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      I haven’t watched any of his previous shows actually! This is the first show I’m catching that has him in it, and I’ve got to say in the 2 episodes he actually almost made me like him, given that his character is the “villain” here.

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Time for me to hit the sack tonight, so… Oppa wishes you all good night with a double wink! 잘 자요!

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    y so adorable

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    http://www.vlive.tv/video/32382

    lezah, you have to watch this! the ending scene and the mv of standing egg’s ost…so sad I almost cried.

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      omg I love that OST, it’s my favourite alongside mamamoo’s.

      Ahhhh noooo those scenes of Donghyun at the end killed me T_T I feel so sad, I really liked his character. Especially watching SW cry… ugh.

      Side note though I kind of want the ending to be nice and happy :/ it may not be realistic but it’ll satisfy the romantic in me…

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        SJ and ME in black at a funeral…wonder whose funeral it is. I assumed it was Dong-hyun’s, but why would they be there?

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          https://youtu.be/bBd93VClJpQ

          Kim Min jung is so shy haha.

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            If I got to sit with oppa like that on the sofa and kiss him the last thing on my mind would be dying. 🌚 So jelly!

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          I was wondering why there would even be such a grand looking funeral for him…

          OMG THAT BTS!! AHhhhhh!!!! There are so few BTS with her inside and she’s so adorable omg the way she clung onto him after shooting the kiss because she was shy.

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    I just had to download this, I may need to watch it daily comming from work.

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      Secret confession: I have a lot of fun making these gifs on my wall and whenever I’m feeling down I like to open my wall and just stare at them repeatedly until I feel better. 😂

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        I have my secret file of db photos that keep my mood up. Oh, how I need them sometimes.

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