Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

Oh Taeil… 😭😭😭🖤🖤🖤

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Excuse me whilst I get emotional about Block B and a song that hasn’t even come out yet. But finally another Taeil solo. I might cry. I probably will cry… they enlist soon and his voice is🖤

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*ahem are those verses slow swing time?* *is the whole thing lowkey swing time?!?! *yassssssssssssssss* *wait why do I like so many exo songs lately this isn’t normal*

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Ngl, the only thing about the MAMAs I care about is that SVT is releasing a new song at it tonight…

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Just some random proof from a couple of weeks ago that the counter most certainly doesn’t max out at ten anymore ๐Ÿ˜‰ (@hades)

This is hyperbolic because Jen and I were just having fun, but this is partially the reason I don’t have like notifs turned on lmao.
(I bailed before getting it to 1k. This alone gave me like 30 pages of notifications. Think I could’ve handled waiting @Jenmole? 😂😂)

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Lmao I just realised I didn\’t watch the last ten minutes of Memories of Alhambra Episode 3 and jumped right to Episode 4… how the actual frik did I manage that, and forget I had to finish it…

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โ€The Queen is in her parlour, counting bread and beansโ€
Well.
I am going to cheat. Sort of. And also write too much,, as usual.

The complete list of my shows over the course of this year

This includes:
2018 shows started and completed🍈
Non 2018 shows started and completed🎩
2018 shows dropped 💔
Shows I started over a year ago and finished this year โšก๏ธ
Non Korean shows 🍍
Hiatus shows 🕑
Mini or web shows 🍑
Currently Watching 🔥
Rewatched 👻

1. I am Not A Robot 🍈
2. One More Happy Ending 🎩
3. After School: Lucky Or Not 🎩🍑
4. Drinking Solo🎩
5. Love For a Thousand More 🎩🍑
6. Hwayugi 🍈
7. Video Killed the Radio Star (Radio Romance) 💔
8. Waikiki 💔
9. We Broke Up 🎩🍑
10. Youโ€™re All Surrounded 🎩
11. A Poem A Day/You Who Forgot Poetry 🍈
12. Imaginary Cat 🎩🍑
13. You Drive Me Crazy 🍈🍑
14. Lawless Lawyer/Attorney 🍈
15. Come and Hug Me 🍈
16. Are You Human Too? 🍈
17. Whatโ€™s Wrong With Secretary Kim? 🍈
18. Meteor Garden 2018 🍈🍍
19. Hanadan 1+2 🎩🍍🕑
20. I Remember You/Hello Monster 🎩
21. 100 Days My Prince 🍈
22. Hundred Million Stars From the Sky 🍈
23. Fox Bride Star 🍈
24. Suspicious Partner โšก๏ธ
25. Fight My Way โšก๏ธ
26. Witchโ€™s Romance 🔥 (🎩)
27. Clean with passion for now 🔥 (🍈)
28. Memories of the Alhambra 🔥 (🍈)
29. The Liar and His Lover 🔥 (โšก๏ธ)
30. Sassy Go Go 👻

Total=30

In my own personal bean count rules I do not count shows dropped with 4 or more fully unwatched episodes left as watched.
Thus, AYHT (dropped two to end) and WWSK (skimmed last 4) count, but Radio Romance (code name Video Killed the Radio Star in my master doc) and Waikiki do not. (T-2)

I do, as of this year, count non Korean shows. I will fight you if you make me leave out the Lord Pineapple and his Lady Weed ok. There would be a full scale Dramaland continental war if I left them out. Thus Meteor Garden counts, but Hanadan, since itโ€™s on hiatus and unfinished and unlikely to be finished before the year ends, doesnโ€™t.
(T-1)
I donโ€™t count rewatches. Thatโ€™s not new material, thatโ€™s just a fun trip down memory lane.
(T-1)
I count SP and FMY. I finished at least half of them this year, and I had to physically force the former into my brain in order for it to count as watched, not just this year but overall.

I also, as a Respectibiggle Marshwiggle, still have a lot of older dramas to watch and finish and they do in fact, they take up almost half of my total of watched and completed shows this year.
And I will for presetierites sake count my currently watchings. Since the airings will be half finished and the older shows will (God willing rivers donโ€™t rise) be entirely completed by the end of 2018.

So the first total (and super bias) bean count, including minis, older shows and MG, is therefore:
26

The second total bean count, if I am a good and righteous Queen, and only count dramas from the list that the illustrious @mary made, is: 12

So now I must distribute 26 illegal beans among the shows I watched this year, and 12 legal beans to the shows that aired and were watched this year. (Or wellโ€ฆ melons. Since beans are expensive to import here)
Hmmmmmmm

Illegal Beans:
I Remember You 🍈🍈🍈🍈🍈
I Am Not A Robot 🍈🍈🍈🍈
Meteor Garden 🍈🍈🍈🍈 + infinite 🍍
The Liar and His Lover 🍈🍈🍈 for a Dramabeans legacy and a whole lot of fun and screenshots to come
Fight My Way 🍈🍈 for almost making me cry
Hwayugi 🍈🍈 for the monkey king and coat porn
Drinking Solo 🍈 for Key
Come and Hug Me 🍈 for the first six episodes
Fox Bride Star 🍈 for the Security Team Couple and What Ifs
Memories of Alhambra 🍈 for the NPC Ghost
Witchโ€™s Romance 🍈 for being the first ever noona romance I can actually watch and not drop
Hundred Million Stars 🍈 for making me write 4000 words
Bonus round
You Who Forgot Poetry 🐊🐊🐊
You drive me crazy 🍑🍑

Legal Beans:
I\’m Not a Robot 🍈🍈🍈🍈 and ยฝ
Hwayugi 🍈🍈
Fox Bride Star 🍈 for what could have been and for reaching crack status
Come and Hug Me 🍈 โ€œโ€
Just Between Lovers 🍈 for the show I shouldโ€™ve watched this year but didnโ€™t.
You Who Forgot Poetry 🍈 for the Beanie experience
Hundred Million Stars From the Sky 🍈 any drama I analyse that much deserves at least one bean-melon
Are You Human Too ยฝ a 🍈 for watching it with my mother

Special Award Ceremony.

To Come and Hug Me, I present the DONโ€™T HUG ME Iโ€™M SCARED AWARD. For attempted creativity but not quite enough.
To
A Poem A Day, I present the YOU MADE ME WRITE FANFICTION (again) AWARD.
To
Hundred Million Stars, I present the MOST POLARISING LATTER HALF AWARD
To Fox Bride Star, WORST ENDING AWARD (Definitely some contenders for this but this is the freshest in mine memory)
To Hawyugi, TRAIN WRECK SHOW I DEFINITELY SHOULDNโ€™T HAVE LOVED AWARD

And to I Am Not A Robot, The 2018 Crack Drama Daesung Award, for most loved show by the Queen of Melonia. Kim Bok Ju of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju will be presenting this award, as the winner of the 2017 Crack Daesung.
Congratulations!!!

(And to all the other shows I probably shouldโ€™ve watched this year but didnโ€™t, you get pretty presentation medals, because the awards list is bias to my personal watchedโ€ฆ sorry.)

*I really just wanted to make that DHMIS reference lol*

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    *bows the Queen* We really need to petition for a Melona Bar emoji.

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    *kisses the Queen’ hands* for the 🍈 given to IRY and TLAHL
    *nops, still not a subject of the Melona Queendom though*

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    I kept calling Come Here and Hug Me, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared lol For me, that show won the “worst K-drama I’ve ever forced myself to sit through” award, which was surprising because I thought Hwayugi had it in the bag. It also won the “love story expressed entirely though stares” award ๐Ÿ˜›

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Memories of Alhambra sure knows how to dish out the cliff hangars, doesn\’t it.

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Oh it\’s Bean Count time already… It\’s been out all morning Sic. Since you were asleep. Oh. Well. It\’ll have to wait longer then. Tonight, the Queen shall count her beans.

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I ran away to the sea and @pakalanapikake levels up before me in my absence. Typical.
I really need to be on recaps and OT more, don’t I… *sips pina colada whilst looking at this view*…. nah.

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I ran away to the sea this weekend so dunno how much I’ll be on. But I found this in a magazine yesterday and thought it’d make a great Kdrama lol

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    No, what!!
    Ok, I am on board! I think we can write the story and ask some chaebol to help us produce it!
    Though I am thinking about the cast! Let me know if you have suggestions!

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Gee is anyone at all surprised by my most listened to artist…

Also it’s a shame that they don’t list Classical music by the year it was written because it said my oldest song is a Chinese classic from 1956 but I listen to a lot of Tchaikovsky. Among other things…

*Pop my most listened to genre? Ow that hurts my metalhead heart* *silly Spotify genre algorithm*

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I swear I never get involved in troll wars but I am tired and ranty thus I will LYNCH the next person who says anything negative about Yoo Kyun Sang\’s size and weight.
Go educate yourselves on a) common decency, b) how to not rely on pissing other people off on the net to satisfy your selfish and self absorbed little attention seeking selves and c) on body types and sizes of the world.
Rugby Players and Strongmen are neither skinny nor do many of them have noticeable abs but one is considered the ideal attractive type in my country and could tackle you to the ground resulting in your concussion and the other could definitely lift and swing a traditional full sized fu steel broadsword to remove your head from your shoulders.

Tall and broad and bear like men are not un attractive or unhealthy and quite frankly do not need your pathetic attempts at sharing an \”opinion\”.

Go away or I shall order my guards to crush your skulls between their hands.
Sincerely,
The Queen of Melonia.

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    Hear Hear!!! I’ll volunteer for guard duty!!

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    The worst thing about it at this point: we’re not arguing that YKS looks good against people who think he doesn’t look good. The problem at this point is that we’re now only talking about how he LOOKS.

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      Which is also quite frankly ridiculous. Even if one had a preference for a different build or looking guy there is absolutely no justification for the kinds of comments that are popping up!
      This is the first drama I’ve seen with him as a lead and yeah the drama is wack but I think he’s frakking gorgeous.
      I hate the internet sometimes really. It brings out all the worst people and gives them an anonymous platform to be passive agressive and nasty.

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    I’m baffled that we are suddenly being invaded by these kind of troll commenters. Their comments are just… Maybe it’s true that DB needs a report button now.

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    I’m guessing these trolls arrived at the recap thread? gaahh… sometimes we do get an influx of troll dont we? of all people, YKS is the target? That guy is such a cinnamon roll~

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    I was thiiiiis close to exploding on the recap thread the other day. Right behind you on the lynching.

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    its not even troll at this moment. some knetz also think he need to lose some weight, which make me roll my eyes off!!

    he looks nice. a hero who looks like a soft cuddly bears is not easy to find in kdramaland. its good he stand out.

    and its not everyday we can say he is our cute siberian husky^^

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    Hear Hear! I canโ€™t even believe the comments about YKS!!

    Iโ€™ve been following him since Pinocchio. Heโ€™s seriously so sweet and a great actor. His roles in SFD and Rebel were awesome. Then 3 meals a day and how he took care of the goat.

    He is one of the few actors that look HEALTHY. And the guy is a giant, hes gonna weigh more than the average actor.

    I am almost turned off of recaps for now. Itโ€™s been so negative lately.

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First Clean Passionately Ep 3
Dramas have the oddest English songs as BGM sometimes. Often ones so out of place with the actual scene I have to laugh.
Case in point…

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It\’s alright guys. I went and messaged my software engineer Hyung with all my burning questions about how the game, and playing it, in Memories of Alhambra COULD work…

The bad news is is that AR doesn\’t actually work at all irl life like this. So right from the get go the set up is flawed af lmao.

The good news is is that with a lot of in theories, hypotheticals and plot devices (and some magic contact lense material that can apparently render black) this set up could potentially … probably… maybe work…
Ofc we have to bear in mind that this game probably also sucks people into it.
So all this goes to show that if I was watching it with no technical hat on at all before, I am even less so now. Logic? What\’s that? Micro game engineering? Dunno what that is either. Fantasy Sci Fi Kdrama that will probably go up in flames? Definitely know what that is. This is gonna be fun. Let\’s goooooo!!!!!

*I do hope the game is on Steam though ;)*

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    I’d rather have it on Good Old Games.

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    no matter how much I try to forget it’s the writer of W, there are so many similarities, I still have a tiny hope that overall it’ll be good, or at least don’t die off like W…

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    I thought this writer already blew all logic out of our head with W?

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    I fwd the trailer to my friend and excitedly saying;it has AR in it~cool right~
    His reply; it’s a drama. With probably 10 eyerolls gifs….
    Way to kill my excitement about that plot. 😑😑😑

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    That’s the whole point of this drama isn’t it? You take a technology in its beginning years and project a future based on where you think that technology can potentially take you. I think the writers have done this well. Take elements of gaming and project it to a futuristic platform. If you notice, it’s not just AR but has some AI capabilities too (using real life objects to create situations). The possibilities are endless and only your imagination is your limit.
    As long as they can explain the rules of the game convincingly we are in for a fun ride.

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      Yeah but it’s your last line I’m super wary about hahaha. Especially now understanding for myself what it would take for this to work (as I mentioned previously gaming isn’t my strong suit but I wanted to understand the implications this drama was having) and knowing that the the entire premise is built on a pretty flimsy plot device, I can predict it probably won’t pull it off. However I also don’t really care because now I can just switch off entirely
      (or almost entirely) and watch the wack sci fi drama. *Shrugs*.

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        LOL. yeah, its not easy making a fantasy. I hope they do explain the rules and stick to those rules.
        worse case, we can switch off like you say and just look at Hyun Bin’s dimples.

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Memories of Alhambra Episode 2: *and let the theories begin!* No, I honestly don\’t want to like it too much in case I\’m burnt… but…🙄… that cliffhanger… was just too fun.

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Oh yeah… hahahahaha
On the MOA note- carrying that suitcase up all those hostel stairs?? I DIED AT THIS SHOT HAHAHA.
RELATABLE! I’VE BEEN THERE MAN! I’ve been there. Been round the world twice with a suitcase actually. (don’t judge, I own two suitcases and no tramping pack shut up)
Broke one previous suitcase dragging it up and down the Paris subway stairs too lol (because SOME stations don’t have elevators… *cries*)
But hey man, you got free towels so really you shouldn’t be complaining. No hostel I’ve ever stayed in gave me a free towel. Tsk.

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Greetings loyal subjects and allies to the Crown.
Did you miss me? I was gone a whole week, isn\’t that just shocking.

Currently Watching:
Witch\’s Romance, Episode 10: Up until this afternoon this was in fact the only thing I was watching O_O
I kinda keep hoping the ex IS secretly a scumbag… idk otherwise he doesn\’t have much character development or point in being there other than Useful Pointy Thing To Put Between OTP. For someone who isn\’t usually a big Noona Romance fan, this has kept my attention well enough so far though.

Memories of Alhambra, all of Episode 1, as of 3 hrs ago: Yaaaaaaa~ this looks fun. However, I have very, very looooow expectations because of where W went, only held aloft slightly by the fact that this is the FOS PD. I also don\’t quite know enough about gaming or VR themed stories to judge or analyse it on that regard (- my gaming knowledge is limited to old ripped arcade games, Pokemon Crystal, MK64 and watching my brothers play and clock anything from KOTR 1 to all the AOEs, and I still haven\’t read RP1 LMAO) but as long as it\’s no worse than that terrible duology by Marie Lu, it\’s fine.
But even if this does go to shโ™ ๏ธt, I expect I shall fully enjoy it anyway as a subpar VR fantasy drama. Like you know when something gets so bad you like it anyway because of that? Like Hwayugi and campy Chinese films? Yeah. Like that. We\’ll see.
(I predicted that he was gonna have to keep going back and back to the Bar to get the sword and I was cackling when he did).

To Possibly Start:
First Clean Passionately– ?????shrug????? I love Yoo Jung but mixed starting reviews meaning I\’m mixed about starting it lol.
Boyfriend– I like… PBG. But I don\’t … really… like… Song Hye Go… or the premise… ahhhhh

End of Year Target Goal To Finish:
The Liar and His Lover– because I\’m half way through, and it\’s been staring at me for a year now. and so I can take over the Liar Ninja Nation, and bring them out of hiding I mean what

AND THEN. When I\’ve finished WR and TLAHL I finally want to start Six Flying Dragons as my non airing continuous drama. Was it… @earthna I think it was you who said to watch that before TWDR? Correct me if I\’m wrong, SFD fam.

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    Welcome back Queen Sicarius!

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    Good to see you!

    Yay! You’ll be starting Six Flying Dragons soon! I’ll share that I watched it first and then watched TWDR barely last year, I think it was. It just worked out that way for me because I just never got around to watching TWDR when it was airing. I’m kind of glad it worked out that way as the story in TWDR takes place after SFD.

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      Yes!!!
      Ahh yes okay I am more sure about this order now- I was gonna watch TWDR first because it’s shorter (lol) but someone on here said it was good to watch it chronologically so I’m gonna do it, start the 50 episode beast! But I expect to enjoy it hahaha

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    Okay you’ve definitely caught my attention with the mention of Marie Lu. Are you specifically talking about Warcross? 0.0

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      Warcross and Wildcard yes. The second book in particular was just… badly written. Story aside the actual basic English in it was just at a poor level. Not the worst I’ve seen in YAF but still not great. Which is shocking really because Legend wasn’t all that bad all things considered.

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        Huh, this is just my personal opinion but I found them okay, true the English isn’t the best but her books are definitely a chance for me to unwind and just enjoy without thinking too hard. But, I’ve also read some pretty bad YAF novels too…
        Maybe it’s just me and open endings but I personally don’t like as much the Legend series because of the last book. Like I know what it means, but I still want my characters shown happy not just implied!! I fear that all the time in dramas. O.O

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          Lol that’s fine. I’m pretty harsh when it comes to YAF. I have to buy it for the library I work at so that doesn’t help. The first was definitely an unwind and switch off book, the second one really frustrated me. But that often happens. Sequels are harder to write.

          I only read the first book in the Legend series, so as a stand alone I thought it was written relatively ok for it’s genre. I know what happens at the end of the series and whilst I haven’t read it properly, would probably have been frustrated at it too.

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            Oh, well that definitely stinks.. Thankfully, the library I go to, doesn’t charge me to read them so I take advantage when I can.
            But, true, sequels are always difficult to make as good as the original. I can’t recall many sequels as good or better when it comes to YAF.
            Ah, well just the first book of Legend is good, but I couldn’t even bring myself to read the whole last book… The story just went too crazy and frustrating for me to handle at the end. So yes, the ending got me angry. But it’s the past now. I try to avoid books like that, although, now that I think about it, I haven’t been doing a good job… Or maybe it’s too much trust in writers. 😅

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          Oh no I mean… I work in a library and am in charge of buying FOR the YAF so I have to trawl through a lot of books that aren’t often that… good. Hahaha. Probably helps polarize my view.
          I’m not sure I can think of any sequel that was better than the first… Oh The Queen’s Thief maybe…

          Kekekeke I suppose “Never Trust the Writers” is a rather pessimistic view isn’t it… haha

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            Oh, that sounds like the dream job for me! 😅
            Although, I would get bored if I could only reads book of a specific genre or age group for too long… I need variety!
            But yeah, at some point, they can get repetitive. ๐Ÿ™‚
            It can be, and I try not to get to that point, because I would never want to lose my love for reading! 😬

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    Even today, Liar gets my heart beating faster! <3

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    Heeeeeeeeee go go go go! I’ve seen Tree first and I liked it that way but watching SFD first would be nice too. If however, you’re going to watch SFD first, beware of comments spoiling Tree.^^

    Ugh the ex in WR.

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    I feel the same about Boyfriend…

    Let me know if you start SFD, I watched that earlier this year and loved it!

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    Actually, scratch that. Watch TWDR first. I feel like the ending for SFD would make more sense and will give you more satisfaction. Lol.

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      What NO DON’T DO THIS TO ME!!!! So I AM watching it backwards?

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        Lol. My perfect recipe would be TWDR-SFD-then TWDR again. HAHAHAHA. Though really, whichever works for you. I might be a bit biased because I’ve seen TWDR first.

        Plus TWDR is shorter with 24 episodes.

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          I was actually so prepared for SFD and now I’m like “well now what” hahah
          I was initially going to watch TWDR first because it was shorter yes lol
          Haven’t you seen SFD like five times?

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            More like 20. HAHAHAHAHA. I just go back to it whenever I have nothing to watch then I end up watching the whole thing. (It’s so bad for my health)

            Sorry for making you confused when you’ve already made up your mind. Hehe. Tbh, both of them are worth watching so you shouldn’t worry so much as to which one to watch first. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    About Liar: I started to write a scene-stealing article about that show, but never got it together. Cliffโ€™s notes version: watch it for the third leadโ€”poor puppy.

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Fox Bride Star Finale
I… Uh… O… K… then.

Thanks to the Beanie wall I dropped my expectations right down for this episode so my desire to throw something at the screen probably could\’ve been worse.

A few things:
1) @gadis I can\’t believe I was right and they did a time jump.

2) It is quite frustrating and disappointing for a show that has for most of its run shown characters who face up to their insecurities and struggles and learn from their mistakes over time, to then go and write the main conflict of the show (that is, SY and his disability) into a… \”I will never accept my disability or learn to love myself despite my flaws, even though my co-star\’s writing was set up well to accommodate that. Instead I will push her away because I don\’t want her to have the burden of caring for me whilst disabled\”. I… don\’t even think I have to explain where the problem lies with that. There are slugs on Mars that can hear my sighs.

3) @sincerelytod, could you do me a favour and run over the trope called \”time jumps\” for me? Like honestly I like you better than them. And that\’s… saying something.
The problem with time jumps is that the story breaks down in really tiny albeit annoying ways because of them.
For example, we left our Security Couple in 2018 with the line \”why don\’t you get to know me betteR\” WHICH HONESTLY I WOULD\’VE ACCEPTED. But then a year later… they\’re still apparently not official and still on the same team? Aisssh.

4) This was a crack drama for me and still kept me hooked well enough till about episode 14, and I was able to finish it without too much struggle. Disappointing, but honestly what\’s freaking new. Can I just have one show that ends well already please…

5)@justme did a splendid job of rewriting the last episode before I could, but I thought I\’d give you mine anyway.

I had two options. The first option was that when he shows her the real him the first time itโ€™s actually in the wheelchair. And then it progresses from there.

The second option is that after that brilliant talk about how Yo Reum herself is flawed and that that\’s ok and that she loves him anyway (I\’m paraphrasing), his condition gets worse but at this point he\’s still stubborn and won\’t stop wearing them because he\’s addicted. However he does actually listen to her a little bit and her arguments are slightly more successful. Then one day he collapses at work (no gangs or thugs or silliness) and he is hospitalized at home. Yo Reum visits him every day to take care of him. At first he is ashamed, but after a while lets her help. Then one afternoon, with the golden sunset streaming into his house (rolls eyes at self), he finally has made it into the wheelchair for the first time since collapsing, and is sitting there staring out the window and Yo Reum comes in and he like breaks down in front of her and al alala ala she says she loves him anyway, no matter what, exactly like this and WHEELCHAIR KISS.
That can happen idk near enough to the end of the show so that there is only like the promotions and them learning to work together WITH his disability left for the last half hr so that Tie It All Up In A Bow Shenanigans doesnโ€™t drag on too long.
Idk whether the cyborg stuff comes back. I\’m inclined to think it shouldn\’t. But I would also almost leave it open, and perhaps have an end note about the Professorโ€™s studies and stuff and how that even came about.
Or better yet have that prior when SY collapses and almost dies of the infection caused by his arm. Ahem.

Security Couple- At first I was like โ€œDae Gi should get hurt! And then Yoo Jung can realise what a great guy he is!โ€ and then I was like uhm, no, letโ€™s not do that, because everyone does that and thatโ€™s stupid.
I was kind of happy with the drunk mini confession and Dae Gi melting on the spot tbh. Perhaps tweak it a little bit so that they have more screen time to build up to that.
Or you know whatโ€ฆ Screw it. After pulling an all-nighter of self-reflection after Dae Giโ€™s confession, Yoo Jung turns up on his doorstep before work in the morning and confesses her undying love and affection to him and then they kiss. THE END.

โ€ฆ

I think after analysing HMS so much all I can do is spoof this one. Crack dramas for me always watch like theyโ€™re in a different universe anyway.
๐Ÿค™

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    “There are slugs on Mars that can hear my sighs.” pretty much sums it up for me.
    But this must be true because I just read that a NASA craft landed on Mars. So they really must be listening.
    Oh and @Sicarius – I liked your ending MUCH better than what we got!
    argghghghghghghghhg

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    There are slugs on Mars??

    While I’m disappointed I can’t join the meltdown on the fan wall, I think one ChinguTantrumMode per week is enough. And I can now cross this one off my watch list along with Beauty Inside and The Third Charm.

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      I don’t know. But if they are they can hear me.

      Heh. Yeah I’m so tired this piece of drivel was all I could manage pfft

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        I never understood people talking about drama slumps and burnout but after this week I actually feel dispirited on a fundamental level. Like I don’t want to watch anything at all. The clusterfuck of Happy to Die has ruined me. This is why we can’t have nice things.
        I’m super glad I didn’t also get a crappy ending to a drama I loved as well.

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          Well, let’s hope that Happy to Die continues to make us all laugh…
          Gawd knows we all need it now as we head towards the shortest day of the year.
          But on the other hand – slugs on Mars? hell yeah!!! Now I’m going to start paying attention to NASA and see if they mention slugs!

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          I thankfully have enough older untouched not watched good dramas to keep me going even if lives are dry.
          More like real lyfe has burnt me out and sub par dramas aren’t helping lol.

          @stpauligurl heh it’s my summer… lol

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            Ah @sicarius – I know what you mean by RL getting in the way. I’m not sure if I want to start any of the new dramas coming this week. But I have to watch at least ONE drama a day – that is what addiction does.
            Last weekend I decided to try Misaeng and absolutely LOVE it!
            Yesterday at work it was all I could talk about. My co-workers just roll their eyes – but really that show makes me appreciate my own job as a contractor all that much more.
            Am at episode 17 and already dreading it ending. Have you seen it yet? It’s on Viki and Netflix – but I like the comments on Viki even though they are old.

            Sigh – for me this is the epitome of what a great drama can be. This one and My Ahjussi, Just Between Lovers, Life on Mars and Mother.

            So in your summer is Dec 21 still the shortest day of the year or is that June 1st for you? This is when I wait anxiously for that day because then we get more light each day – which means the gardening season is closer.

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            @stpauligurl
            Yeah I think I prefer picking an older drama I haven’t watched and then jus watching an episode a day, and then I consistently have something to watch and can latch on to the story more.
            Mmm haven’t seen Misaeng (and don’t use Viki or Netflix lol) but it’s on my list and has been for a while.

            No Dec 21 is our longest day, our summer solstice hahaha I live in New Zealand so just flip everything you’re used to and that’s us. Spring in September, Autumn in April, Winter in July, Summer at Christmas ^-^
            Except we did get snow the other week. But that’s because our weather systems are weird hahaha

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            My problem with that plan @sicarius is that I then have all the episodes available and so don’t watch one or two a day but end up bingeing. It can end badly.

            I’m also in summer so will generally watch less shows anyway. I watch far more during winter.

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            @leetennant ahahahahahaha Guess you better stick to lives? lol
            Surprisingly I binge far less these days. Not sure why.

            Winter is depressing. Needs things to get you through. Id est, kdramas.

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    I have to confess that I initially decided to watch this drama exactly because of Soo-yeon and his disability issues. I want to watch another kdrama dealing with that topic after Life did it quite well. And then this ending happened. I’m still able to defend this show until eps 14, but I really have no words left for this stupidity. Sigh… At least it gave me another bean to give to my fave shows this year.
    Thank for writing this rant, sicarius.

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      Does Life end well? It was on my to watch list but I’m not sure.
      I also could defend it till 14 as well haha but not much after that lol.
      No worries man. I always like our talks!

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        Life ends well, open ended but with a hint of hopeful future. And the writer treats Sun-woo, the character who uses wheelchair in that drama, thoughtfully and respectfully. I have such high hopes for Fox Bride Star, but well, it wasn’t meant to be.

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          Hmmm I’ll keep it on my list then.
          Ahh you and I both fam >.<

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            @gadis is right: wheelchair-wise, LIFE really makes an EXCELLENT point on its brilliant use of a character. Not sure why FBS decided to be so lame as to give us that lukewarm BS of an ending… Like most Beanies, I was seriously rooting for him learning how to live HAPPILY in his wheelchair. but no. instead we got served a sh*tty timeskip…

            ah and LIFE is also worth watching because of Cho Seung-Woo. Cho Seung-Woo is BAE ๐Ÿ™‚

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    I like your ending better than what we got. :((((((((( I just wish writers would read dramabeans sometimes, ya know?

    I JUST WANTED HIM TO BE HAPPY IN THE WHEELCHAIR.

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Oh okay. Clearly I should watch and finish Fox Bride Star NOW so I can join in all the ranting. Lmao. Let\’s do that.

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