Beanie level: Water maid

Do any kind Beanies have suggestions for what I should watch now I’ve caught up on Pretty Noona?

Preferably something that’s finished airing.

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This mother in Pretty Noona is so awful. Does she care about her family at all???

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    There are plenty of harsh or stern parents in dramas but you can usually see that even if their idea of what’s best for their children isn’t what will make their children happy they’re doing it out of love.

    All she seems to care about is her own status.

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    No. She just care about her status. I hate her.

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    I haven’t finished episode 1 but the first time I saw her, I thought she was her step mum…

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This sequence is so beautiful โ˜‚๏ธ

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So I kinda dropped out of dramaland for a while but I happened across Pretty Noona on the front page of Netflix yesterday and boy I feel like this is going to tick a whole lot of my boxes.

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It\’s been a busy week at work but I finally found time to catch up on Jugglers.

There\’s going to be a lot to resolve in just two episodes.

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    Earlier today, I had this same thought. For a minute there I actually said to myself that perhaps they could do with one more episode.

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      Both of this week’s episodes felt really rushed? In terms of plot. There was so much happening, I struggled to keep up.

      I really hope they can wrap everything up satisfyingly.

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I decided to pick up Mystery Queen while I\’m waiting for new episodes of Jugglers. I\’ve only watched the intro to the first episode but I already adore Seol-ok.

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Caught up on Jugglers so now I\’m going back thought the fanwall to look at everyone else\’s posts.

Spoiler for episode 12 in the comments.

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    I LOVED the fourth wall break at the end of the episode to reveal that everyone in the office knew Chi-won and Yoon-yi were a couple. Not only was the reveal hilarious, it was so well acted and shot.

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      No wonder they always have a creative explanation for anything those two did.

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        I love that the reveal doesn’t make their previous actions less funny in retrospect.

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Cute but in what universe are matching fluffy toy keychains any less conspicuous than couple rings?

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I just noticed that This Week, My Wife Is Having An Affair is on Netflix… but called Listen to Love? Why the name change? It makes things so confusing.

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    Aside from confusion, it’s also a terrible title for that drama.

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    Netflix has changed almost every kdrama title in its catalog. For reasons known only to itself. And yes, it makes it extremely difficult to search for a show.

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      Changing the titles like that makes it seem so shady, like Netflix didn’t actually license the drama and changed the title to try and get away with it.

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      I was shocked it kept the title for “Misaeng” instead of changing it to something dumb.

      I had no clue Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-gi was on Netflix until recently despite scrolling past it several times because it’s under the title “My Horrible Boss”.

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      It’s almost like they don’t want kdrama viewers to find the shows they are looking for. It’s frustrating, and frankly, kind of stupid of them.

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    Gong Yoo’s “Age of Shadow’s” is also on Netflix now–as predicted. Netflix loves Gong Yoo (Train to Busan and Silenced are also on Netflix). Unsolicited, I know, but you know, I must spread the love. Also, “Hello, my 20’s” is the same as Age of Youth. Another one is Witches’ Romance, under the title of “Secret Healer.” And Forest of Secrets, under “Stranger.” Someone should put a blog up about what titles are on Netflix and what their original titles are. Kmovies aren’t usually a problem, just kdramas. Actually, there is… https://asianaddictsanonymous.com/lists/asian-dramas-streaming-on-netflix/
    Hope this helps!

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I\’ve been watching older dramas for so long I forgot how hard waiting for new episodes is ๐Ÿ™

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Have pencil sharpeners just not been invented in the Jugglers universe???

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    I’m beginning to think they haven’t made it to Korea at all. This is not the only drama where you have to sharpen your pencils with a knife. . . .

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    A good pencil sharpened with a knife is a dream to write with. And the sharpening process itself can be quite calming.

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    sharpening with a cutter is actually recommended rather than using a sharpener. People in art school actually give you the stink eye when you use a pencil sharpener. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      Yup. Iโ€™m not in art school, but I learned to sharpen my pencils with cutter knife years ago and never use sharpener again since then. It is weirdly gratifying LOL.

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Episode three of Jugglers was really! good!

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So I decided to start watching Jugglers after seeing so many fanwall posts… But I think I’ll have to stay away until I’m caught up to avoid spoilers.

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And that’s a wrap on Bubblegum! The story may have had some ups and downs, but overall

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Only three episodes of Bubblegum left…

What am I going to do?

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    Enjoy! It is such a lovely show.

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    This reminds me that I never got around to watching this one.

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      And this reminds me that I never got around to finishing this one. Just might pick this one back up sometime soon!

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2017 was the year that got me seriously into Korean dramas and, more importantly, was the year I discovered Dramabeans. Everyone has been so wonderful and welcoming, and coming here to read recaps and comments has become as much a part of the experience as watching the dramas themselves.

This all started with a rewatch of Answer Me 1997 when I realised it was on Netflix. From there I fell down the rabbit hole of going on to watch Answer Me 1994 and Answer Me 1988 (both wonderful, even when 1988 gave me the worst case of second lead syndrome I\’ve ever experienced). From there I followed Ryu Jun-yeol to Lucky Romance (not my favourite drama, but it did cement him as one of my favourite actors).

Next I watched My Love From The Star (I enjoyed it, but it didn\’t have the lingering emotional impact I thought it would) and then picked up Because This Life Is Our First (amazing!) just in time to be watching the finale around the same time as it aired. It was the first current drama I watched, and being able to share my reactions to the last few episodes at the same time as everyone else was such a fun experience, and something I want to do more of in 2018.

I fell into a bit of a slump following BTLIOF, but made it half way through Goblin (I wanted to like it more than I did, and I\’m still not sure I\’ll get back to it, even if General Kim Shin makes me feel… things) before discovering This Week, My Wife Is Having An Affair (also amazing! so worth watching!)

And finally Bubblegum, which I only managed to make it half way through before the year ended. I am so in love with this drama, and I can see it joining Coffee Prince as one of my warm, fuzzy blanket dramas I come back to time and time again.

Happy new year!

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A question for those whoโ€™ve finished Goblin: Iโ€™m up to episode nine, Iโ€™m not invested in the leads at all but I love Sunny and Reaper. Is it worth sticking it out, or should I just read the recaps?

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    I remember it getting better by around Ep10 or 11 (the pace picked up), and though it was still draggy I watched it for Sunny and Reaper. I recommend skipping the Goryeo flashbacks because they keep repeating it without adding very much that the recaps won’t give you.

    Kim Go-eun has a very good crying scene somewhere later (can’t remember the episode number) that I feel is worth watching, even if I wasn’t invested in either her character or romance. I also liked how the theme of fate vs choice was played out towards the end.

    Hope this helps!

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    I only watched it for the bromance. I wasn’t taken with either of the romances in the show, though I loved the romance when Sunny and the Reaper were King and Queen. The overall plot was draggy, and I fast forward the scenes most of the time. I prefer reading the recaps to watching the show, to be honest.

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Just finished This Week, My Wife Will Have An Affair! This drama has so much heart, in spite of (or maybe because of?) dealing with such a painful topic.

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    Ooooh yes, that’s one of my personal favorites! It was honestly probably my favorite of 2016.

    I’ve never been married and thus can’t say I related to the situations in the show, but I think the fact that they were able to make me empathize with and understand the characters despite that speaks volumes.

    Also, BoA and Lee Sang-yeob were a delight.

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Everyone is always eating in dramas and it makes me so hungry.

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    …and everytime someone leaves their food and runs away – which happens quite often tbh – I want to Eat. It. For. Them.
    How could they waste all that awesome foooood? o_O

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This Week, My Wife Will Have An Affair is just the thing to be getting me out of the drama slump I\’ve been in since Because This Life Is Our First ended.

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    I love these kinds of deeply introspective stories that make me think about my own life and actions.

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    One of my favorites! I don’t usually watch shows that deal with such topics but I love this show so much!

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    YES! One of my favorites and it’s criminally underwatched! It might have been my favorite show of 2016.

    Funny how both that and BTLIOF are in my top 10 of all-time and I love them to bits even though they both deal with marriage and I know absolutely nothing about marriage. I suppose that’s a testament to how well-written and just all-around great they both are, though. I was able to empathize with the characters and situations on such a deep level despite not having experienced the issues the characters were dealing with.

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