Beanie level: Noble idiot

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

#41 – Hell Is Other People / Strangers from Hell (OCN)
Subjective: 1/5, Reading recaps was more fun
Objective: 2/5, Psychological yes everything else no

In general, anything rated below 3/5 on the objective mark is NOT recommended by Radily for watching.

RFWR Directory

#1 – #19 -> 2018 Shows
#20 – #32 -> 2019 Shows (Jan – May)
#33 – #34 -> The Secret Life of My Secretary / Abyss
#35 -> My Absolute Boyfriend
#36 -> Search Query: WWW
#37 -> Designated Survivor: 60 Days
#38 -> Hotel del Luna
#39 -> A Moment at Eighteen
#40 -> Be Melodramatic

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While waiting for the instrumentals to drop, I shall enjoy this track from the Be Melodramatic OST! So apparently the actress playing Sol Bi is a singer while Hyo Bong is a musical actor. Nice.

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

#40 – Be Melodramatic / Melo Suits Me / Melo is My Nature (JTBC)
Subjective: 5/5, Loving the wit and shade
Objective: 5/5, Perfection of the imperfect characters

In general, anything rated below 3/5 on the objective mark is NOT recommended by Radily for watching.

RFWR Directory

#1 – #19 -> 2018 Shows
#20 – #32 -> 2019 Shows (Jan – May)
#33 – #34 -> The Secret Life of My Secretary / Abyss
#35 -> My Absolute Boyfriend
#36 -> Search Query: WWW
#37 -> Designated Survivor: 60 Days
#38 -> Hotel del Luna
#39 -> A Moment at Eighteen

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

#39 – A Moment at Eighteen (JTBC)
Subjective: 2/5, Enjoyed Shin Seung Ho’s acting
Objective: 1/5, Romance developments dominated uninspiring story

In general, anything rated below 3/5 on the objective mark is NOT recommended by Radily for watching.

RFWR Directory

#1 – #19 -> 2018 Shows
#20 – #32 -> 2019 Shows (Jan – May)
#33 – #34 -> The Secret Life of My Secretary / Abyss
#35 -> My Absolute Boyfriend
#36 -> Search Query: WWW
#37 -> Designated Survivor: 60 Days
#38 -> Hotel del Luna

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Oh my god oh my god … Son Suk Gu is in the preview for episode 11 of Be Melodramatic as well! Is he going to be Eun Jung’s new love interest?!?!

Could someone translate this preview?

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Be Melodramatic starts its second half with a cameo from Son Suk Gu, please watch it if you haven’t done so!

Another of those evocative OSTs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiVtFTQJvtg

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

#38 – Hotel del Luna (tvN)
Subjective: 4/5, Lovable characters and enchanting story
Objective: 1/5, Procedurals couldn’t carry show’s storyline

In general, anything rated below 3/5 on the objective mark is NOT recommended by Radily for watching.

RFWR Directory

#1 – #19 -> 2018 Shows
#20 – #32 -> 2019 Shows (Jan – May)
#33 – #34 -> The Secret Life of My Secretary / Abyss
#35 -> My Absolute Boyfriend
#36 -> Search Query: WWW
#37 -> Designated Survivor: 60 Days

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Another of my favourites on the 60 Days OST! This played during Park’s exit of glory from the Blue House as well as during other moments of tenderness. The humming always gets me ON every time!

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This 60 Days OST reeks of epic-ness with its title of ‘Answer to the Agony’: whenever I heard it in the drama, I know Moo Jin is kicking ass! I hope someone uploads all 20 instrumental tracks.

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    I’ve been waiting for them to release this epic track! Thanks for sharing!

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

#37 – Designated Survivor: 60 Days (tvN)
Subjective: 5/5, President Park’s Blue House Avengers
Objective: 3/5, Park’s journey makes watching worthwhile

In general, anything rated below 3/5 on the objective mark is NOT recommended by Radily for watching.

RFWR Directory

#1 – #19 -> 2018 Shows
#20 – #32 -> 2019 Shows (Jan – May)
#33 – #34 -> The Secret Life of My Secretary / Abyss
#35 -> My Absolute Boyfriend
#36 -> Search Query: WWW

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My favourite WWW instrumental OST! From the first moment I heard it when Joseph squeezed his way into the TF team to the team’s triumphs at Barro, I loved the cyclical beats within the melody.

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    I love this! As well as the “Show you a bad girl” the show opened with, but this one…is…oooh…im getting the chills again.

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

#36 – Search Query: WWW (tvN)
Subjective: 3/5, Woman Woman Woman sounds right
Objective: 3/5, Too many abrupt plot developments

In general, anything rated below 3/5 on the objective mark is NOT recommended by Radily for watching.

RFWR Directory

#1 – #19 -> 2018 Shows
#20 – #32 -> 2019 Shows (Jan – May)
#33 – #34 -> The Secret Life of My Secretary / Abyss
#35 -> My Absolute Boyfriend

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This OST starts off slowly and just builds to a majestic climax, somewhat like the romance between the main couple in Secretary. And like the final kiss in the drama, it just finishes at there.

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

#35 – My Absolute Boyfriend (SBS)
Subjective: 1/5, Struggled to finish the episodes
Objective: 1/5, Shoehorned villainy and terrible ending

In general, anything rated below 3/5 on the objective mark is NOT recommended by Radily for watching.

RFWR Directory

#1 – #19 -> 2018 Shows
#20 – #32 -> 2019 Shows (Jan – May)
#33 – #34 -> The Secret Life of My Secretary / Abyss

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My Absolute Boyfriend pulls a Fox Bride Star ending with similar tropes about the male lead slowly succumbing to a last-minute writer-induced \’disease\’. The result is equally disastrous.

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Beanies, if you need a recap of the makjang drama covered in episodes 3 & 4 of WWW, click here! Episodes 1/2/5/6 didn\’t have anything.

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Something interesting that I discovered about next month’s (July) dramas:
(Titles are as per Dramabeans’s articles except for the weekend terrestrial shows)

Mon-Tue
– tvN’s Designated Survivor: 60 Days premieres on July 1
– JTBC’s A Moment at Eighteen premieres on July 22
– KBS’s Let Me Hear Your Song and MBC’s Welcome 2 Life premiere on July 29 together

Wed-Thu
– MBN’s Level Up premieres on July 10
– KBS’s Justice, MBC’s Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung, SBS’s Doctor Detective and OCN’s Class of Lies premiere on July 17
– tvN’s When the Devil Calls Your Name premieres on July 31

Weekend
– OCN’s Watcher and Channel A’s Weekday Afternoon Lovers premiere on the same weekend (July 5 and 6)
– tvN’s Hotel del Luna premieres on July 13
– MBC’s Golden Garden and SBS’s Doctor John premiere on the same weekend (July 19 and 20)
– JTBC’s Melo Suits Me could possibly premiere on the same weekend on July 19 if the station chooses not to have a break after Chief of Staff ends

Conclusion:
tvN’s drama department is the best at premiering its dramas away from the other stations. It might not work as well as intended if the hype from previous dramas is still there or if earlier premiering dramas have secured their audience, but I guess this tactic is a valid one to ensure people do check out the drama. Their brand name in dramas is also sufficient enough in 2019 to draw viewers in (I’ll say it’s even better than the terrestrial stations).

Off-topic: 16 dramas premiering in one month (even with SBS taking a hiatus on its Mon-Tue time slot, if not there would have been 17!). How to choose?!?

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

#33 – The Secret Life of My Secretary / I Loved You from the Beginning (SBS)
Subjective: 4/5, Main couples were surprisingly engaging
Objective: 1/5, Non-cohesive story with draggy pace

#34 – Abyss (tvN)
Subjective: 1/5, Dumb characters left me exasperated
Objective: 1/5, Writing was confusing and circular

In general, anything rated below 3/5 on the objective mark is NOT recommended by Radily for watching.

RFWR Directory

#1 – #19 -> 2018 Shows
#20 – #32 -> 2019 Shows (Jan – May)

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When Confession ended and none of the instrumentals were released, I gave up hope on ever listening to the official piece of this track. But, lo and behold, a month later and I stumble upon it!

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    same thing happened with lookout..t hat awesome song took months before releasing

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    This bgm shot straight into my top. It still gives me chills just listening to it. Thank you!

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This web-drama was short and sweet: the story gives away just enough for us to fill in the blanks. I do question whether it was an open ending given how the girl was erased from the guy’s future house

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    Was this inspired by Back to the Future? Michael J. Fox? Sounds like it might be.

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      not really.. the twist isn’t about winning back love but rather forcing love to find another love so that the love that existed in the first place does not

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