Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

On a scale of 1 – 10 [10 being so good watch it now woman!] how much should i watch WWW?

Current watch: A Moment at 18, Let Me Hear Your Song, Level Up

Very Tempted to watch: Welcome 2 Life

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    WWW got a mixed response, so its hard to predict whether you’ll like it. Frankly, it takes the usual tropes of dramas and gives them all to women. Women dominate the story – they’re the bosses, they’re making decisions, they’re having conversations and playing roles usually reserved for men. And the show is true to this throughout. At no point are women compromised for men. They don’t lose their life after falling in or out of love – they are who they are.

    A lot of commentators dismissed it as “tell me something other than Women” but there isn’t much else to tell. The women make it unique; and there are some interesting sub plots about search engines.

    Also, it’s a workplace drama as much as it is a romance.

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      Ah! The dialogue is good, characters are well written and well acted; only the directing has these weird moments with lighting. Lol

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        I think the directors and editor along with cinematographer were trying to be too experimental and got almost everything wrong untill the split screen awesomeness in episode 15 or 16.
        But it was so bad at some points that I had to order books on editing to claim this is too basic to mess up! LOL! This show was such a learning experience along with the working of search engines…
        The best part of good dialogues was that they were all given to women to say… and I adored that.

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    It’s not perfect (but then what drama is?) but I loved it so I’d give it a 10.

    In addition to what @greenfields already said, I thought the work-related part is very relevant and interesting (how do government & large corporations try to manipulate what we see online).

    I’ll just say that the OTP wasn’t my main reason for watching. There are three very different relationships and that kept my attention from beginning to end even when one of them got a bit draggy.

    Plus there’s an awesome drama-within-a-drama which is hilarious and will make you laugh so much.

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    I won’t have much to add to what greenfields and cloggie said above, but I rate it 10 to watch.
    There is a lot to see in the show other than romance and most being woman being damn great at their job without men helping them or so… I loved how badass the women were (sometimes a bit too much), pass over episode 3/4 (they were super weird, at least to me) and it was a wonderful ride learning about search engines.

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    10 for Hyun-JiHwan/What’s wrong with my mother in law drama within drama portion
    haha
    jk or maybe not…

    Overall, I give them 8 but I did skip most OTP moments tbh.
    Love: Office team works and the three women and how capable they are at their job. Women character tend to get a personality makeover after a few episodes but it didn’t happen in this drama.
    Meh: OTP. Has a minor issue about the final episode.

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    I give it a 9 and I looooved it. It’s my favorite show of this year so far. Don’t have expectations (if you can help it) and go with the flow.

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    Thanks for all your input beanies @greenfields @oppafangirl @cloggie @hanie @bbstl
    I’ll probably start it this weekend..definitely looking forward to the drama-in a-drama bits 🙂

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K-CON Alert

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“Moments”

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Dear Jung Hoo,
My dream was for you to be safe somewhere in the countryside, working hard to live a happier life. Now i just want justice for the lost boy(s).

#AMomentAtEighteen

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Ooopss..there goes I Wanna Hear Your Song into my currently watching list.
I laughed just reading the weecaps so of course I HAD to check it out. So fun & the music is 👍

#DBfeedingmykdramaobsession

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Here I am..mere hours away from the final episode of One Spring Night. I think regardless of the ending, this is my favorite family in dramaland and may well be my favorite drama of 2019. I can’t even put in my own words the wonders of this drama.. thank god for recaps and comments!

And to think i had no intention of watching this at all! But Beanies fanposts changed my mind. Somehow i always end up watching (and loving!) shows that i had no plans to see. Does this mean I should always check out shows that don’t initially catch my interest??

P/s: did anyone else get creepy vibes from the quiet bgm of the show? I fully expected a serial-killer or ghost to jump on screen when they used the ‘drip water’ music

#OneSpringNight #takeallmybeans

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    Or just check out shows Beanies recommend. That’s what I do…

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    I’m so glad to know that another Beanie loves this one as much as I do, if not more ~!!! 🙂
    Most Beanies were so tentative–and some, completely put off– because of the not-so-good experiences had with “Pretty Noona…”, which I totally understand. I’m not a hater of “Pretty Noona…”, but I did reach a breaking point and was super frustrated with it T.T
    Just like you, I think this will be THE K-drama family of mine for 2019 as well, unless something comes up in the latter half of the year and tops this, but I doubt it XD

    I feel that intentions to start a show, to follow it, and to finally complete it also takes interest and the feels that one gets from the show, even if it’s from spoilers or from discussions (like here on Dramabeans). In terms of “One Spring Night”, it was definitely interest (because *ahem* Jung Hae In, and also Han Ji Min unnie), but I grew to love it because of the contemplative vibe of the show, the characters, as well as the follow through with the writing of the show in how it dealt with it’s themes and the things that it presented–unlike “Pretty Noona…”, which failed to follow through with ANYTHING that it initially presented itself to be. At the same time, I actually found the plot itself was rather typical: Doubts and concerns over the main relationship (regardless of where these doubts and concerns came from), a super aggressive ex, the arrogant parent, etc.

    Overall, it was the characters–mainly the OTP, and pharmacist Noona– that kept me around, and I’m glad that I stuck to it 🙂

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      I never watched Pretty Noona so i was safe there! As you said, the plot was pretty typical but the way the characters were written felt like they were real people behaving realistically. The main couple fell in love without much drama, Ki-Seok wasn’t straight up evil, even his dad made sense sometimes with his reasoning. Bad behaviours were recognized and even when their friends were being supportive, they gave reminders to be cautious. My favorite is the portrayal of the women in the story and the relationship of the Lee sisters remind me so much of my own sisters. Lee Jae In may come off as the wild child without a care but she’s the one taking care of her sisters and for that she’s a hero in my book! Jeong-In and Ji Ho had a happy ending, but we know theirs is a work in progress, there’s no magic solution and they still have to win over Dad and the society in general.

      I’m super happy i got to watch this in one shot instead of having to wait week after week for the end..haha..

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        Being able to binge it all at once definitely helped ☺️☺️

        You worded it so beautifully: Each character, and most circumstances the characters were in, was written quite realistically, unlike most Kdramas where the characters come off as cartoonish and the circumstances are wrapped and given Thierry Pretty bows TOO nicely, and then I just lose all sense of relativity that I held for the drama before ☹️ Just like in life and reality itself, I’m glad that things were not all wrapped up neatly and tied up nicely with the bow, but that things were, like you said, still made to be to a working progress, and that to me, also exemplifies life itself— many things are and always will be a working progress; I might even go as far to say that many things in life will also go unresolved, but we just have to learn to find ways to cope and to be okay with that 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Ok yeorobun.. I’m done with My Fellow Citizen so now i can update up my list of current watch to: Moment At Eighteen, Level Up

On the radar to be continued/watched:
The Light In Your Eyes, Beautiful World, Confession, WWW

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Aiyaiyai..I have good feelings for Moment At Eighteen! Can\’t wait for the next episode. Aaanndd it\’s being recapped too, yahooo!

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I imagine if i dated Sung Hoon I’d probably get mad at him for being such a fast eater cos then I can’t steal his order and he’d get to all the good parts before me. OR maybe i’d be full just from staring at him.

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Annyeong! If i remember right, there\’s an Island Party Spotify playlist that was created here. If any Beanies has a link to that can you share please? Many thanks & finger hearts to u!

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Waiting for this cos I’m a fan of Kim Hyang Gi.
#AMomentAtEighteen

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I resisted this show for so long but finally gave in and watched the entire series last week.
3.5 ⭐️ for u Sassy Go Go!
Looking at the comments made me wish i had watched it when it aired. Totally love the friendship and innocence of youth at that age.

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My first time getting a Melona bar!
Happy Weekend Beanies n esp. Queen @sicarius
🍈🍓

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My current favorite from Ikon ▶️

Did y’all hear abt Song-Song couple? Made me pause and go oh nooo for a bit. What a sad end to the fairy tale!

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Why is this soooo cute 😍😍

[TRANS by @2pmalways]
Director of Photography – Ok Taecyeon
Music Director – Ok Taecyeon
Director – Ok Taecyeon

I couldn’t upload it during enlistment, y’knowㅋㅋㅋ

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Sad to report that the last 4 eps of Her Private Life was sleep-inducing and yawnnn..
But this caught my attention – characters going abroad & promising to keep in touch! Welcome to 2019, show!

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    I am not able to continue. Stuck at episode 13. Am going to give up a bean. :((
    I don’t think I can sit through childhood lost/trauma/fated to be nonsense.

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Final week:
Her Private Life – it got a bit boring this week so here\’s to hoping it has a strong ending.
My Fellow Citizens

Current watch:
Secret Life of My Secretary
The Light in Your Eyes

To watch: A Beautiful World, Confession

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    finished a beautiful world and absolutely loved it <3 !! It was a bit slow for 1-2 episodes but it was ultimately beautiful. Every development in the story is intricate.

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      I waited so i could binge watch..as i have no patience for tragic and this looks set to be full of it.

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Beanies are a sensible lot. We’re well aware of the plot-hole we’re falling into. But who cares when these two are this cute!!
#SecretLifeOfMySecretary

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Mi Young being a bad-ass and Jung Gook cheering her on (while hiding) is the BEST thing ever. No damsel in distress here 🙌🏼
#MyFellowCitizen

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    My Fellow Citizens have awesome lady characters. Even Jung Gook’s niece is awesome. A young con woman in the making hahaha.

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Fine, Yes, I will marry you.
Only because you insisted.

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