Beanie level: Noble idiot

My Strange Hero should have focused on these two frenemies and their tension-filled relationship instead of the fluffy romance. The wonderful music that starts at 1:03 didn’t get released too!

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Yeo Jin Goo attempts to draw Lee Se Young this time having drawn Jang Gwang for the show in the past … and then accidentally rips the paper MUHAHA … her cries are so relatable

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Radily’s Five Word Ratings (RFWR)
(Number refers to live-watching drama count)

#21 – Clean With Passion for Now / Clean Up Like It\’s Hot
Subjective: 1/5, Those kiss scenes weren’t enough
Objective: 1/5, Outdated plot with poor execution

#22 – My Strange Hero / Bok Soo\’s Back / Revenge Returns
Subjective: 2/5, Lead for Kwak Dong Yeon
Objective: 2/5, Cliche villain and unutilised characters

RFWR Directory

#1 – #19 -> 2018 Shows
#20 -> Memories of the Alhambra

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    That’s a lot of low scores from last year. Here’s hoping for some better ones this year!

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I needed more of Yeo Jin Goo so I binged Reunited Worlds: this piece of music was the best thing to have come out of it. He was awesome as always, the writing though was sorely lacking.

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Wonderful piece of instrumental music that tinkers lightly and softly throughout the song just like the majestic Queen in The Crowned Clown. And yes if you haven’t watched it yet, please do so!

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    This OST is an adaptation of Franz Schubert’s Serenade which the text for the beautiful song can be found here:
    https://lyricstranslate.com/en/st%C3%A4ndchen-serenade.html

    My personal favorite is the violinist’s Itzhak Perlman’s performance!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=widDAQKdlUA

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      Oh yeah, I shared that Perlman performance on the recap thread 😄. At first hearing Schubert in a sageuk was really jarring for me, but the OST then takes the tune and spins its own adaptation. I was like “oh, nice, variations on a theme by Schubert”

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        😂 I AM stanning you afterall, even if done unconsciously!!

        I am trying to catch up on The Crowned Clown, but every time hearing Schubert is taking me out of the sageuk world no matter how beautiful the melody is 😅 I am not sure why the music editor made this choice….it is such a famous lieder that it must be just as jarring to a lot of viewers.

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    I absolutely love this piece! And much as I do our graceful and amazing Queen

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Radily’s Five Word Ratings (RFWR)
(Number refers to live-watching drama count)

#20 – Memories of the Alhambra
Subjective: 1/5, Hyun Bin ain’t carrying flops
Objective: 1/5, Logic thrown out of window

RFWR Directory

#1 – #19 -> 2018 Shows

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The instrumental music that starts at 1:15 underscores the tragedy that Oh Sunny spits in the Emperor’s face really well! I also love the foregrounded melody at 2:20 showing all those mixed emotions!

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Radily’s Five Word Ratings (RFWR)
(Number refers to live-watching drama count)

#18 – Dance Sports Girls / Just Dance
Subjective: 3/5, Wanted better male lead arc
Objective: 4/5, Storytelling was relatable and nuanced

#19 – Happy to Die
Subjective: 1/5, Happy to fast forward show
Objective: 2/5, One point for promising moments

RFWR Directory

#1 – #5 -> You Who Forgot Poetry / About Time / Come Here and Hug Me / Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum / What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
#6 – #7 -> Life on Mars / Are You Human Too
#8 – #9 -> Let’s Eat 3 / Your House Helper
#10 -> Life
#11 – #13 -> My ID is Gangnam Beauty / Thirty But Seventeen / Familiar Wife
#14 -> Lovely Horribly
#15 – #16 -> 100 Days My Prince / The Ghost Detective
#17 -> Fox Bride Star

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PETITION FOR DANCE SPORTS GIRLS TO GET ITS OWN SHOW PAGE! I can’t believe I actually missed out this gem of a show until its finale week. I am praying that the ending is gonna be perfect today!

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Radily’s Five Word Ratings (RFWR)
(Number refers to live-watching drama count)

#17 – Fox Bride Star / Where Stars Land / Incheon Airport People
Subjective: 1/5, Should have dropped this show
Objective: 1/5, Forgotten arcs and terrible resolutions

RFWR Directory

#1 – #5 -> You Who Forgot Poetry / About Time / Come Here and Hug Me / Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum / What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
#6 – #7 -> Life on Mars / Are You Human Too
#8 – #9 -> Let’s Eat 3 / Your House Helper
#10 -> Life
#11 – #13 -> My ID is Gangnam Beauty / Thirty But Seventeen / Familiar Wife
#14 -> Lovely Horribly
#15 – #16 -> 100 Days My Prince / The Ghost Detective

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LEVEL UP from Water maid to Noble idiot! I’m so happy to find out that Happy to Die has its own show page now! Dare I wish that it will get its own recap or a open thread?!

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Just finished Top Management with Jang Dong Yoon\’s cameo! It was an interesting portrayal of the idol industry, however, plot-wise it flopped hard with no arcs ever coming into fruition.

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The scene that got me hooked on Happy to Die! It was really funny because the time loop mechanism was shading the female lead. But I guess next week she and male lead will start working together?

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Radily’s Five Word Ratings (RFWR)
(Number refers to live-watching drama count)

#15 – 100 Days My Prince / Hundred Days’ Husband
Subjective: 4/5, DO’s eyes pierced my soul
Objective: 1/5, Poor editing and undeveloped characters

#16 – The Ghost Detective / Today’s Private Investigator
Subjective: 1/5, Sorry Choi Daniel it sucked
Objective: 1/5, Inconsistent rules and repetitive arcs

RFWR Directory

#1 – #5 -> You Who Forgot Poetry / About Time / Come Here and Hug Me / Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum / What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
#6 – #7 -> Life on Mars / Are You Human Too
#8 – #9 -> Let’s Eat 3 / Your House Helper
#10 -> Life
#11 – #13 -> My ID is Gangnam Beauty / Thirty But Seventeen / Familiar Wife
#14 -> Lovely Horribly

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One thing Come and Hug Me had going for it was the music that intensified the melodramatic moodiness, boosted by the spectacular performance of Jang Ki Yong. Too bad the writing faltered

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    OMG THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

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    i’m actually listening to this on repeat right now, then i see your post. lol. i’m having a headache & this piece calms me down. 😌

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I was really upset that they didn’t release this awesome instrumental and had given up hope … but here it is! So many memories of seeing male lead stare at female lead in the vending machine scene!

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This song was the perfect bookend for the setup of The Ghost Detective as well as so many cliffhangers and I waited so long for its release. Why did they ruin it with a rapping part! *facepalm*

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Radily’s Five Word Ratings (RFWR)
(Number refers to live-watching drama count)

#14 – Lovely Horribly
Subjective: 2/5, One point for intriguing setup
Objective: 1/5, Say no to makjang developments

RFWR Directory

#1 – #5 -> You Who Forgot Poetry / About Time / Come Here and Hug Me / Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum / What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
#6 – #7 -> Life on Mars / Are You Human Too
#8 – #9 -> Let’s Eat 3 / Your House Helper
#10 -> Life
#11 – #13 -> My ID is Gangnam Beauty / Thirty But Seventeen / Familiar Wife

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My favourite instrumental from 30 But 17! I wish they had more official tracks, I would have loved to hear the darker pieces such as when KTR learns WSR’s name and when WSR reunites with the conductor

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Radily’s Five Word Ratings (RFWR)
(Number refers to live-watching drama count)

#11 – My ID is Gangnam Beauty
Subjective: 2/5, ‘Something in your eyes’ soundtrack
Objective: 1/5, Main romance eclipsed other developments

#12 – Thirty But Seventeen / Still 17
Subjective: 5/5, Yang Se Jong the end
Objective: 1/5, Pacing issues caused massive problems

#13 – Familiar Wife / Wife That I Know
Subjective: 3/5, Zany treatment of time travelling
Objective: 1/5, Only the setup was interesting

RFWR Directory

#1 – #5 -> You Who Forgot Poetry / About Time / Come Here and Hug Me / Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum / What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
#6 – #7 -> Life on Mars / Are You Human Too
#8 – #9 -> Let’s Eat 3 / Your House Helper
#10 -> Life

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