Beanie level: Errand boy

What a rare fight scene. The contrast of the ladies’ outfits to the guards was quite striking.

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Tale of Nokdu EP 11-12 Spoiler in the comments:

DFJS;FJSDJF;SFJUFE

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    Dammit, Yul Moo! …… I’m cursing so bad right now.
    He went straight up villain to the extreme. No questionable remarks or actions, but outright murder. Wtf. Ease me into it, show?

    I didn’t have SLS, but dangit he was easy on the eyes and most of his scenes with Aeng Du were cute. I started to feel bad for him during the first half of this episode, but he killed it in the end. Ugh. But this evil role may allow him to show more range besides his happy, smiley facade. Did I really miss any signs that he was a bad guy? 😬

    Well, the episode certainly ramped up the action. I couldn’t look away.

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      Him turned villainy got that Shin Se Gi – Cha Do Hyun vibe (Kill Me Heal Me). But I am not convinced he killed the little boy yet. All we see is bloody cloth…. It’s getting interesting now.

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        I agree with you. The politics did get more interesting to me. I don’t know the history. But if he wants the throne, wouldn’t the young prince be in the way as well? Probably need to Google this or not…. >w<;;

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          I think Nokdu is just loosely based on history, so not sure if the boy is going to die here. I really hope not. I really did not get that power hungry child killer vibe from Yeol Moo so far.

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        I’m not conceived he killed the boy either but I am convinced he wouldn’t hesitate to do it.

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      I love crazy throne hungry Yul-mu more than lovesic puppy Yul-mu. I liked the cute a lot but I’m loving this new twist even more.

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        Yes. Agree. This definitely give the drama a nicer spin. Just when I started to get a little bored with the palace politics and THIS happened. 🧐

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          I want to congratulate the writer into dulling us into a sense of comfort and then pulling the rug from under us. I never saw that coming.

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            I kinda expect him to be someone important. He can’t be just a handsome cook. But I did not expect him to go all psycho like that. Bravo, show!

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Today’s been the Mondayest Monday. -_-
My mood if Tale of Nokdu did not air today:

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They’re killing me with the bromance! Specifically Sun Ho. ;A;
How am I suppose to wait until next week??? 😱

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How to be scary and cute in 2 seconds. *__*

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Thank you drama for showing his side profile. <3
(And I couldn’t stop at one photo lol.)

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It makes me nervous and excited at the same time whenever these two clash.

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    The drama just needs these 2– no Daddy Dearest, no General, no bff troubles, and certainly no uncalled for and unnecessary girl troubles 🙄🙄 Just these 2 to duke it out with their wits, brains, banter

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Man, I didn’t think the romance element would come back so quickly. The couple scene at the end didn’t do it for me. I was half worried Hee Jae would interfere.

I was most gutted when I watched Sun Ho painfully covering for Hwi with a lie to drive Yeon away.

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    I thought Hee Jae and Hwi would reunite later. I kind of want them to focus on their own agenda but they could get together right away too.

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      This show is not a traditional sageuk really. I expected the leads to pine for each other a few more episodes as well.

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        I think they want some things go fast because they have to cover 10 years leading to the opening scene. I wished for a better character development. As of now, Hwi’s gang is my favourite relationship.

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This kid is FABULOUS. She cracks me up with her spunk and innocence. Love her satoori. Her character is quite the standout.

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There was a ton of funny moments in today’s Tale of Nokdu and I laughed, but I wasn’t satisfied with the episode overall. A few unnecessary flashbacks…. Some filler scenes. Bits and pieces of the royal side of the plot were given when I wanted to know more. More specifically about Hwang Tae and the dark assassin. Hwang Tae is not dead yet, right?

Or is it also because I’m bummed there’s no second episode this week (Dang sports) The cliffhanger was a killer.

I didn’t expect kisses already. And not just one. Didn’t like the second kiss scene because – A. Dong Joo was not ready. She did not want their relationship to become complicated. At least, she was aware that Nokdu was not seeing anyone. And B. I just knew Yul Moo would interrupt them any second so I was dreading his reaction.

I’m also wondering if Heo Yoon is really the villain or not. The other minister actually planned a scheme to make the Queen Dowager look bad.

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Some The Lies Within thoughts: It definitely picked up in the 2nd episode.

I did not expect to see LJH! (But then again, I don’t review cast lists before watching dramas).

Kim Seo Hee is the typical innocent and ordinary wife, but since she’s the center of the story, we should see her desperate and determined transformation soon. Instead of the husband searching for the missing wife, it’s the other way around. She will be rash and make mistakes, but hopefully she will learn from them quickly and be sharp about her decisions.

The female cop was annoying af. I nearly wanted to drop this drama because of her tactlessness and incompetence. (And I’m a pretty easygoing person.)

I’m still curious about the mystery so I’ll continue watching.

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    Episode 2 felt a little choppy and lost a little bit of the momentum given to us in Episode 1, but I’m still holding onto hope and will stick with it for now 🙂

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Ooh this guy again. I knew I had seen him before. YOON. JONG. SEOK.
Now starring in OCN’s new thriller The Lies Within.
My mind immediately pictured him in sageuk gear, but had to look up the specific drama -> The Crowned Clown. He was also in The Guest, but I couldn’t look him in the eye then.

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    That’s why he looked familiar! He was also one of the bully in Save Me season 1.

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OMG! The ratings rose! 4.839%!
(Keep it up. Woo Do Hwan demands it! 😆)

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Don’t want to give any spoilers and I need to sleep, but I was about to be annoyed if I had to see Hwi believing a lie for too long. So I’m okay with how things turned out. Nam Jeon is devious and shrewd. The angst is gonna hurt, but in a good way. Maybe. XP

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This scene was so gripping; I was hanging on to every word.

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    My fave scene from eps 4 <3.

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    That scene and the one prior with Bang Won and Nam Jeon were my favorite of the series so far.

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Can I spam y’all with some Jang Hyuk pics? No? Well, I only have a few right now anyways. ;A;

4 different moods. I just realized that lol.

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Episode 3 had such massive, brutal fight scenes. The camera moved around, giving us different angles and making it seeem like we were right on the battlefield. Hwi looked so impressive, even before he had his armor on.

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I’m glad they are on the same side!! (So far…)

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Jenny Jang ♥
I like her guts and confidence. She handled a hostage situation alone and with just her words. Didn’t need to involve violence.

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    She is awesome. But like Sun Woo, I just wish she could live an ordinary life and be happy. 😢

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      I agree. I want to see them both be happy by the end. Probably not together, but that’s okay with me. Just safe and happy.

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They were in a SUPER SERIOUS SITUATION, but omg, I was DYING LAUGHING the whole time! Mwahahaha 😈

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    I’m glad someone screenshot this!

    How Kim So Hyun managed to keep such a straight face (to really convey the seriousness of the situation) against Jang Dong Yun’s super hilarious ‘modesty! please!’ expressions, I will never know.

    Looking forward to seeing the BTS of this!

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    His face killed me here.

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    They’re both KILLING their roles, I love these dorks to bits 😂

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