Beanie level: Jang Geu-rae

I haven’t had the time to delve back into Dramaland for the past few months, but here’s hoping 2018 brings the chance to catch up on some of the gems I’ve missed. Suggestions welcome!
Happy New Year!

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    For 2017- Go Back Couple, Liar and His Lover and Chief Kim, and the currently airing Just Between Lovers
    For before that- way too many and I dunno if you have already seen them! 😀

    Happy New Year 🙂

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      Thanks for the suggestions!! 🙂 I’m still fairly new to dramas (only started watching them last year) so I switch between catching up on past shows and current hits… when real life doesn’t interfere with my drama-viewing schedule. D:

      Happy New Year to you too! 🙂

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        Oh if you are new then you have to watch My Love From the Stars and Pinocchio too! Pinocchio specially is from the same team that made I can Hear Your Voice so you might like it a lot. My other favourites include I Remember You and Answer Me 1997

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          My Love From the Star is actually the first Kdrama I ever watched, in the summer of 2016. I loved it so much it started me down the road to Kdrama obsession! <3 I've heard good things about Pinocchio too, I'll have to check it out! Thanks again 🙂

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      And I would also recommend Shopping King Louis from last year if you haven’t watched it already. It has Oska as second lead.

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    I second the suggestions of Go Back Couple, Just Between Lovers, My Love From the Stars, Pinocchio, Shopping King Louis, Reply 1997, and I Remember You. (The other ones are probably good to but I haven’t watched them yet)

    In case that’s not enough to keep you busy, I also recommend Seven Day Queen, Healer, Reply 1988, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, Shut Up Flower Boy Band, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, School 2013, The King Two Hearts, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Coffee Prince, High School King of Savvy, Fight My Way, and I am Not a Robot.
    Sorry for suggesting so many. I have trouble narrowing it down to a few… 😅

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      Thanks for all the suggestions, I appreciate them! 😀 Now if only real life would stop getting in the way of my drama viewing!

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#DramaSummary2017

Secret Garden (good parts version, by which I mean just the Oska/Tae-Sun storyline)
Yay: Oska and Tae-Sun; Lee Jong-Suk.
Nay: Everything else; the tracksuits, oh man, the tracksuits

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#DramaSummary2017

School 2013
Yay: The bromance to end all bromances; teachers Jung and Hang; Lee Jong-Suk & Kim Woo-bin.
Nay: Minor quibbles like pacing issues, & female students sidelined a bit.

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Healer
Yay: Everything. This show is perfection to me. A masterpiece of characters & storytelling.
Nay: That it ended. Seriously, there isn’t one thing I would change about Healer.

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    Healer changed my Kdrama life. Awesome drama. <3

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      It is an amazing show, I’m afraid it will make all other dramas pale in comparison! <3

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    I totally second your yay and nay on this one ^^

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#DramaSummary2017

Legend of the Blue Sea
Yay: Mermaids; Lee Min-Ho; special effects and scenery
Nay: Angsty last third; bittersweet ending (both giving up everything else to be together is kinda sad)

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I Can Hear Your Voice:
Yay: The cool fantasy concept; Lee Bo-Young as Lawyer Jang; Lee Jong-Suk.
Nay: Hmm… that it ended? I loved this one, so I’m not coming up with any negatives

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Coffee Prince
Yay: The leads; The Voice; the freshness of the story. A classic for a reason!
Nay: How did Han-Gyul not realize Eun-chan was a girl after all those bear hugs?

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    looool she either had good skill of wrapping the goods or she had nothing to speak of :p

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      Let’s chalk it up to the former since we see her doing that, if I remember correctly. There really is a lot of suspend disbelief with the gender bender ones sometimes. Although, Jung Hye-in in Jugglers would have totally fooled me, at first. She is night and day with short hair v long.

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        Oh goodie! there’s another gender bender drama I haven’t seen ^^

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          My bad. I don’t think that there is any gender bending in that one. It’s just that she looks like a guy–to me, at first–with the way she’s portrayed.

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#DramaSummary2017

W – Between Two Worlds

Yay: Concept; special effects; Lee Jong-Suk.
Nay: The story losing its way so drastically in the final third; ending out of place with the rest of the show.

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Before seeing Secret Garden I didn’t realize just how many sequins could fit on a tracksuit. (Answer: too many)

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    And their hand stitched one by one

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    That tracksuit (and its owner) were a source of laugh for me

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      I confess to only watching the Oska/Tae Sun scenes, but even then I still managed to see more of that tracksuit than I really wanted to, lol

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    Ha! The shiny jacket and the male lead’s obsession with it!

    Too funny.

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      And the fact that he was so proud of it, and clueless about how hideous it was!

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        Haha! Yeah! All proud because it was imported or something like that.

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Just watched the good parts version of Secret Garden thanks to DB recaps. Am I the only one wishing Oska and Tae-Sun had been the main storyline?

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    There is a 2 hour special that is the drama in movie format basically. It still skips some of the good parts though.

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    Oska was quite the character, wasn’t he?

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      I Hear Your Voice was the only other role I’d seen YSH in, and it was hard to believe it was the same guy as adorkable attorney Cha!

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        Yes. Two completely different roles. ….. If you want to see him in yet another different role, check him out in Perfect Wife . He’s a cheater, manchild with the personality of a wet rag. You want to smack him.

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Just finished School 2013 – great show, great cast. Loved the focus on friendship. Now I’m going through Lee Jong-Seok withdrawals D:

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Finished marathoning Healer last week, and life seems strangely empty now. Talk about a show that had it all – stellar acting, airtight writing, strong directing. A+ all the way!

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