Beanie level: Errand boy

Started Jugglers. Watching only for Daniel Choi.

I can’t understand the secretary at all. At first she was shown as this wonderfully efficient magician of a secretary who could understand the smallest hints. The moment she switched bosses she became a bumbling unprofessional novice who couldn’t even perform the simplest orders.

I pity her poor boss who is being justified in his paranoia of secretaries at least twice every episode!

But still, it is Daniel Choi, and I never say no to Daniel Choi!

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    Daniel Choi is a white milk chocolate bar that no one can say no to.
    BUT rest of the drama i was too dissatisfied still watched just for my chocolate *drooling*

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      OH! So I’m not alone in being dissatisfied! I had seen so many posts loving Jugglers that I truly thought I’m being too nit-picky and harsh!

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        no you are not.
        it started well and i liked it. but along the way it became the usual cliche story of Damsel In Distress and her Knight In Shining Armor. so that might be the reason you are also not liking it enough

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          I don’t mind cliches that much. If she had been a new secretary from the beginning I wouldn’t have minded.

          It is this difference between the way dramas introduce the character in the beginning and then they change her that confuses and dissatisfies the viewer. At least viewers like me.

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I’m sorry to report that I didn’t like the meteor shower scene in INAR at all. It was just too neat and unemotional and COLD. With MK sitting there with crossed legs prompting Jia for more and she repeating the events mechanically. The consequent confession and kiss felt completely forced to me. Especially after the FANTASTIC monologue that MK had had previously, and all the well-done angst, this scene was totally anticlimatic.

And WHY do they need to shoot such scenes in such uncomfortable weathers and clothes!? The scene could easily have happened in MK’s house especially as he 2had called her, she could have just run to him. Not go to a freezing location and sit and chat like old friends catching up, and then BAM cry, confess, kiss, happy!

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    I think that was the point though: One calling out the other to a place that they had promised each other previously that they would someday go to and meet (especially the ties that a meteor shower has with Min Kyu’s parents: they both went to a meteor shower together, MK’s dad had a necklace made out of remains of a meteor and used said necklace to propose to MK’s mother… the significance of a meteor necklace is “I’m giving a piece of myself to you”), and it’s made all the more precious that Min Kyu did the calling out (by lighting the lamp) since he’s still supposedly in a state of anger, but since he’s the one doing the calling, it goes to show that he’s willing to listen, to give a chance, even after he feels betrayed. He chose to do something that’s very hard for him to do considering his childhood experiences–being betrayed by his family friends, best friend, and by an ahjusshi he thought would take him in and fill the shoes of a father figure for him–all which were basically the reasons why he developed his psychosomatic human allergy.
    To quote the real Aji-3 robot, beginning of episode 27: “I need to go to Mount Hwangmae. He [Min Kyu] said he would take me there when the meteor shower comes./ Monami, my friend.”

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      I can understand the logic and reasoning of what you are saying. But it was not executed as well as some other very good scenes in the drama.

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Still watching INAR. This drama is soooo cheesy that I cringe a lot! But I shout with laughter a lot too. And it feels so fresh and happy.

I love when there are many veteran actors in a drama. The way they can play off of each other, read between the lines of the script, and reflect a director’s hand is never ever the same as the relatively newer ones.
That is one of the main reasons I loved JI a LOT because the veterans were many and fantastic.
Two Cops had this too. Actors completely comfortable in their roles and with each other.
In INAR the scenes that have both Yoo Seung Ho and Uhm Ki Joon look sooo comfortable and effortless that I miss them the moment the scene ends. They can pull off the cheesiest lines and still look like a prince in his kingdom!

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    glad that you are enjoying it…

    i wanted to watch to this drama so badly but couldn’t finish and dropped after 4 epi…..as it was way tooooo cheesy to handle for my liking and i really doubt i’d ever pick it up again.

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      I have to confess I fast forward many many cheesy lines! I can’t watch them at all! But the cheesyness lessens after a few eps. Or I got used to it 😄 I don’t know. Apart from that, and the incredible over-sharings of YSH’s character, I’m loving the drama.

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        Trust me when I say that once the angst arrives (and you bet that there’s still angst in a rom-com, because this is a K-drama… angst is a MUST) you’ll be wishing and praying that you had more cheese and cringe-y moments

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          I’m glad to hear that. I love angst-filled rom-coms. They are something the Koreans do exceptionally well.

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            You’re right!! In recent years, angst in K-dramas have been done and handled pretty well, compared to the angst (which turned into makjang) that was given to us and handled in dramas 10-15 years ago, even 20 years ago XD

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Watched Legend of the Blue Sea which was basically one big pretty plothole. But it didn’t grate on any nerves so I just breezed through it. It was good for a detox betwixt some very good dramas to avoid comparison and/or expectations.

Started I’m Not a Robot and it is SUCH a breath of fresh air! Yoo Seung Ho and Uhm Ki Joon have always been on my favorites list, and both are excellent here as ever! Love Chae Soo Bin too.

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    I always support more people watching INAR 😍💖

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    Great description for Legend of the Blue Sea. I don’t know how I finished it.

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      For me it was completely harmless and good for a detox. But I don’t know how people finished it while live-watching.

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    I dropped LOTBS , I am just glad I saw Jo Jeong Suk cameo 🙂

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      And I had come immediately from watching Two Cops and Jealousy Incarnate. I knew he had a cameo but I wasn’t ready for such an extended one. It was so strange seeing him completely different from both (all three!) previous roles.

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    It’s actually such a tragedy that “I’m Not a Robot” received such little love domestically, but PRAISE THE HEAVENS that it is so, so, SO loved internationally, especially here on Dramabeans 💖

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HA! LOTBS ep 12, Park Hae Soo tells Lee Min Ho that he likes to spend some time in prison.

Dramagods: Wish granted.

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So I ended up intense-binge-watching Two Cops and I loved it. I’ll continue in the comment to avoid giving spoilers.

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    I loved the characters, the fantastic chemistry not only between the two male leads but between all of the police team. The character of Ji-an was rather a side character but i was ok with it. It was a very well-done male-centric drama to me.

    Only very few episodes in the three-third part of the drama lagged. I loved everything in the first half and I especially loved the last few episodes and the conclusion to the mistery. I loved that they did it as a whole team in the end, I loved how they used the uptight prosecutor as a red herring and I fell for it everytime he seemed to change his mind or submit to his father. I loved how he stayed true and honest. The unveiling of the real killer was great too! I knew she would somehow prove important but I never thought of her being the killer. The last time she attacked Dong-tak in the alley it crossed my mind that the killer moves like a woman but I didn’t really think about it. The show did a good job of showing that the head prosecutor always had the excuse of shielding his son, while in fact everything happened because of his greed.

    I love how the cases were not only cases but subtle hints at how some events had probably happpened in the past. Like the case of the chaebol’s accident showing how some of the many corrupt policemen might have turned this way without having actually been corrupt or even ambitious in the first place.

    The chemistry between DT and SCh was off the chart. And it was hilarious that most of their interactions could be double-entendre. I loved how when they found out that DT was one of the reasons of the accident they were so short on time that they didn’t have the time to reflect amd lament. They simply had to act together to succeed.

    I wish the final episode was a bit more clear on why Su-chan pretended to have amnesia. I understood in a couple minutes that he probably wanted to make a clean break with both girls and his past. But it was confusing and rather anticlimatic immediately after the heart-breaking cardiac arrest scene. But that is quite a minor complaint in comparison with the whole drama which I loved!

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    @kdramaswimmer THANK YOU for encouraging me! I wanted so much to watch it but I was rather scared! I LOVED it!

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      your most welcome chingu..i knew it you gonna love it as much as i did.
      SC and DT was like so perfect as partners and ur analysis is bang on. well written and well analyzed..
      i too had hint that the killer has to be a girl, cause of movements and physique. and also always found that deaf girl as waitress lil too awkward to consider it mere a side character.

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I am watching 2 Cops and loving every moment of it! My only complaint is why should JJS have the same ringtone as he had in JI 😭 It makes me jump and look for Pyo Na-ri every time!

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    I skimmed through the recap comments and saw that most people were irritated by Ji-an forcing herself into everything and hindering investigations and hiding evidence… The only thing I can say is that either these commenters have not seen Pinocchio (which I have seen 4 times so I’m probably immune by now), or… they don’t like Hyeri 😁

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      welcome to the 2 Cops fangirl club dear chingu. And am so so happy that you are loving it and enjoying it thoroughly.
      on which episode you are right now ?
      I agree Pinocchio is surely a good example to let people understand its A Kdrama…

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        Thanks for the welcome! I’m at episode 10 aka 5 right now. Today was a great day for bingeing, family mostly left me to myself 😁

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          woww cool you are going at good speed. keep it up.
          i am planning to rewatch it… m missing that Background score everytime SC enters DT body and how well JJS enacted that part…..so much fun.

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            I keep fighting with myself between reaching for the next ep or holding off so I don’t finish it too quickly. But I have very low resistance!

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It’s official! The oscar for the best PPL ever goes to LG in School2013! It’s always hovering in the background but it’s so elusive and fleeting that I can’t capture even one shot of it!

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The ultimate kdrama question: Is it fate or coincidence that I reach for School2013 after finishing Go Back Couple and while waiting for Jugglers to download??

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    Not to mention I watched While You Were Sleeping before GBC 😂

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    its Destiny… thats what we say in Kdrama.
    it happened with me too…

    i watched Temperature of love for KJW then started Bad Guy just for him but by epi2 i fell for Kim Nam Gil. Which made me watch LUTYN, the drama which i dropped 3 times without even finishing first episode. and now i am head over heels for this man (my db wall is a proof).

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      LUTYN was so so SO good! I loved it so much. I loved Kim Ah Joong before and started it for her, but it was my first time watching Kim Nam Gil and I fell for him like you 😁😁

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        ahhh *hugs* and same pinch.
        he is a gem of an actor… his acting at last epi while piercing needle in his heart was beyond imagination. i was crying and feeling so much intensity in my heart by seeing him. i cant forget his eyes in that scene.
        and his smile… cheeky cute smile in whole drama.

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Hi beanies. Is there any place on the net where I can see a complete list of dramas in any specific year? Like the complete list of 2017 dramas, regardless of broadcating channel…

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After the dispute about Lee Jong Suk’s nose and jaw, do I dare mention Yeon Woo Jin’s eyelids?! I like him a lot but his dissimilar eyes and eyelids are maddeningly distracting!

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    That’s what make him extra attractive though. At least for me.

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    LOL I do agree. It’s quite noticable.
    Also, where is this dispute about LJS’s nose and jaw? I remember commenting on a thread recently, but it wasn’t a dispute. Hahaha I’m curious.

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      LOL There were a few fanwall posts a few days ago, and a few comments on WYWS recaps. 😁 Nothing serious, thank god!

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    He doesn’t ring my bell, I think his face is too babyish to appeal to me. I loved him in “Marriage Not Dating”, though, he was a good match for Han Groo.

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      He was great in MND. I loved him there too. Both of them were great actually and loved them both.

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    I watched My Shy Boss and Seven Day Queen last year and didn’t notice his eye thing until Seven Day Queen and only cause one eye looked def bigger than the other when he was wearing the sageuk hats…I find him extremely attractive cause of his charisma…and uhh also his kissing skills lol

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I have recommended Waiting for Romance a few times on this site. With the current Choi Daniel love going around recently I saw it fit to recommend it again 😁

It’s a two eps mini-drama, amd I love it

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There was a time when if I didn’t check Dramabeans for one day I would miss at least 3 posts. Sometimes much more. Some of them were only one paragraphe long but I loved reading them so much that I even remember some of them after 5+ years. There was a time when drama and casting news were updated regularly until the premiere day. There was a time when DB had news of celebrity deaths even if they weren’t tragic, and due to old age. There was a time when DB had news of celebrity dating and marriages even if the other party was a non-celebrity. There was a time when there were lovely posts on Korean traditions and expressions. There was a time we got commentaries on meta moments or references in dramas. There were swoony fan-girly posts on army news, interviews, inside jokes, drama reviews, and lots more.

Nowadays my only source of any news, from casting news to awards to deaths to anything I would like to know about is the fan wall which means getting spoilered bigtime on every drama that is airing right now.

I know life goes on and change happens but I miss the old DB SO MUCH. Lately I have been unable to connect with the dramas as much as before because I’m feeling completely out of the loop. My only source of drama deconstruction has always been only DB. And now it is nearly just a forum with a few recap posts.

Thank you JB and GF and all the rest of the staff for a decade of lovely posts. I loved it all and I miss it all. I hope life so happens that we can have at least some of it back. Be well.

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    Oh my thoughts exactly! Kolorful Palette was one of my faves too. Thanks Midnight, for expressing your thoughts so that I know I’m not the only one who thinks this way. I really enjoy the fan wall but DB, GF and staff are all such clever and talented writers and sometimes you just want to hear it and learn it from them, and maybe get a different perspective of a story too.

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      Yes, the inside insight we get from their writings can not be compensated by anything.

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    I miss the year-end review, the post-award-show recap and everything. They seemed to write less than before. I love that we can see them in a video but I still miss their writing T_T

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      this is my exact sentiments. i too miss year end reviews the most.

      not that i dont like fan wall db but there are just few sections that i used to wait for months or years.

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        Fan wall is nice but when I watch a drama after everybody else I used to go and read the comments. Now most of the rave and rants are lost deep in the fan wall.

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          completely agree… and do understand your concern….
          its just i was never active on DB so cant feel your pain and how much you miss old n gold DB.

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    I miss the abundance of recaps and wondering where all the minion recappers are…

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      I’m missing Heads and Gummi. I haven’t see them post anything since last year. 🙁

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    i was never active on DB that much to miss anything significantly but yes i used to read posts abt the dramas/actors i follow rigorously. only posts i used to wait were year end reviews and drama award night coverage (with all the shiny images of actors/actresses in their stylish attires).
    i am more active on DB now cause of Fan Wall theme as i cab share my love for kdrama as much i want which i can show anywhere else.

    but yes i can feel you completely as how you miss the Old DB which was all about the Korean Drama from the eyes if GF and JB while now it has perspectives from a lot more people…. not bad (per me) but yes different than before.

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Hi Beanies!

Can anyone recommend Korean movies similar to Midnight Runners, lightly comedic and full of heart? I love romance too but I rather fear too many r-rated scenes.

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    The Thieves
    Speedy Scandal
    Like For Likes
    My Little Bride
    Miss Granny
    A Hard Day – more Black comedy, but reaaaaally good.

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    I love Familyhood with Kim Hye Soo – that one’s funny and full of heart

    Also Confidential Assignment with Hyun Bin, though it’s a lot more action-y than comedic

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In the absence of the Name That Drama posts I wrote a lenghty post describing a scene from a drama that I didn’t remember, and while I was writing suddenly Lee Bo-young’s face came into my mind and I remembered the drama I was asking about is I Hear Your Voice! So… problem solved! 😄

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    lol… it happens with me loads of time.
    i just forget everything, whole plot, story and what remains in my brain is one scene or one dialogue or a snapshot of the leads.. its get troublesome to recall things from there…

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Bing-watched Go Back Couple. LOVED it but won’t talk about it because I have read the comments and know that I’m in the minority in WHY I loved the show😁

Question and spoiler in comment.

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    At the end of the last episode we see dr Hyun-suk in a restaurant cheating on his wife again. Then he sees Ye-rim.

    Now here is my interpretation on that scene. He looked so absolutely dumb-founded and kept staring at her in such a confused way that I thought he somehow kinda remembered the alternate timeline where she was his wife. He was definitely much more surprised than having only met his ex after nearly 20 years.

    And Ye-rim too, looked much too smug for someone who has just made a brief eye-contact with his boyfriend of two decades ago.

    I LOVED that last slap of karma for the doc soooo much 😁. But then I read the recap and comments and it looks like nobody had that impression except me?

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    I loved that show! One of the best and underrated of 2017 (IMO) I didn’t comment much on the recaps since I was busy gushing over Nam-gil on the beanie wall. 😂

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    i am not reading the spoilers yet as this in my To Watch list. will surely be back with my inputs after finishing it.

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Midnight Runners spoilers in the comments.

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    WHO said Midnight Runners is funny? Yes, it was funny for maybe a third of its run, but after that it was GUT-WRENCHINGLY heartbreaking!

    Oh my god, it was one of the best movies I have seen in many years but I applaud anyone who has been able to sit through it in a theater. I couldn’t. I had to pause it twice and go outside to breathe.

    It was beautiful, I thank all the beanies who recommended it, but it was heart-breaking. Perhaps I got too much affected because I didn’t expect it at all.

    From the moment that the gang of tugs started hitting and kicking the boys it felt like an awakening call. It suddenly ceased to be funny. I was SCARED! And I think that is exactly what the boys felt and what the movie wanted me to feel. I could feel the two boys’ every heartbeat after that. The scene where the boys practiced and challenged themselves to get stronger was BRILLIANT.

    Ok, I think I will take another stroll outside. I need it.

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      I totally agree with you!! I did say it was funny but I stopped there because I didn’t wanna ruin anything for anyone. The movie did deal with darker themes that were hard to watch. It did venture into the creepy alleys to expose the lives of organ traffickers and all the nasty things they do after kidnapping young girls. It was heart-wrenching to watch those girls in pain, along with our heroes trying their damnedest to rescue them.

      But like you said, it was a beautiful movie that was critical of the police force. It allowed our heroes to question their lives (the choices they made) and whether they still wanted to be part of the police. I think what led them to stick with this path was the fact that they cared about those girls in pain. They wanted them rescued.

      Yes it was a story about friendship and bromance. Yes, it was hilarious (for the most part). Yet, it was also a story about strength, endurance, passion and determination. It was a story about two young men wanting to get rid of the criminals. It was about them wanting to save people. Not follow the protocols or the higher officers who turned a blind eye to the situation.

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    Tried to find an old post where I can ask you & dash off.
    Please answer this question:
    http://www.dramabeans.com/members/fatcat007/activity/433546/
    (if you don’t mind)

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      I don’t mind and thanks for bringing the post to my attention😊😊 It was a fun read.

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I read a comment somwhere, probably in a Lookout recap, a beanie had asked if anyone knows of a non-romance drama where the two leads have great chemistry without having a loveline.

I suggest Partner. It’s an older legal drama starring Kim Hyun Joo, Lee Dong Wook, and Honey Lee. It has no romance except a small hint at a possible one in the future at the very last minute. But the leads have fantastic chemistry with each other, and most of other casts too.

The cases and stories are simple and to the point, and the plot is kept light and fast. It is one of my favorite dramas. Give it a try one day if you haven’t seen it already. 😊

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Watching Weightlifting Fairy for the first time. The amount of second-hand embarrassment in this drama will soon be the death of me! 😥

I haven’t felt the magic people seem to have fallen for yet. At ep 5 I just want to crawl and hide into a hole every 5 minutes.

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Seeing lots of Lee Seung Gi in army uniform these past few days had me itching for a King2Hearts rewatch.

Ten minutes into the first episode the main OST starts to play and tears spring to my eyes. This music is burned into my subconscious, analogous to tears and heartbreak.

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    And seeing Hyung’s face is the last straw 💔. It wasn’t supposed to be this way, Heart! I first have to watch the funny goofy first episodes. Why are you playing your tricks on me 💔

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