Beanie level: Water maid

I’m currently binging and loving The Fiery Priest. For some reason, I was under the impression that it was a horror instead of this wacky comedic gold it turns out to be.

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    Did you mix it up with The Guest with Kim Jae Wook as the exorcist priest? That’s horror. Really good though. Highly recommend. But don’t binge.

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      Most likely yes. I think I tried watching The Guest and turned it off after a couple of minutes because horror isn’t my jam no matter how much I love Kim Jae Wook.

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    I binged Fiery Priest too.

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    I don’t find him seductive but rather amused in that posters. But I look forward to it 😍

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Finally watched the last two episodes of Haechi. It was a sweet ending for our beloved characters. I also love that there was time at the end to show us what kind of king Yi Geum is becoming after dealing with a major rebellion and a governmental reform. The biggest let down might be Yeo-ji’s character arc for me. She was so badass the first half of the drama, but became just another teary-eyed love-interest in the end. I’m sure most of that has to do with Go Ara’s injury limiting her movements, but Yeo-ji also doesn’t have to just mope around and passively offering “consolation” to Yi Geum? I’m feeling a bit salty bc I’m kinda disappointed. x(

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Just Between Lovers was so bittersweet and beautiful~ Won Jin-ah and Junho’s performances were amazing! It’s an old one but definitely my favorite of all the ones I’ve watched so far this year.

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    It was a good drama for sure. Glad you enjoyed it!

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    I watched it at the beginning of the year. It was great. I really liked the heroine, but loved the hero. One of my favorites of the year for sure.

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I’m finally catching up on some of the dramas from the past year(s) that got raved reviews:
– Just Between Lovers (it’s slow and bittersweet, loving Won jin-ah in this more so than her role in Life.)
– Chief Kim (Namgoong Min is brilliantly unhinged as Mr.Righteous it’s cracking me up!)
– Shopping King louie (I don’t want this to end!)
My to-watch list is still really long, but I’m always open to more suggestions! I have been away from the kdramas world for so long, I’ve missed out on a lot of good ones.

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I Remember You and Shopping King Louie are so freakin’ great!!~ I’m glad to be able to binge them now while waiting for new episodes of Haechi. xD

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Haechi eps 17-18: No! Moon-su, come back! I’m so sad our Scooby gang is broken up like this. For every moment of laughter, there’s a well of despair. x_x . My heart can’t take this.

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    Don’t worry he will be back. Someone said that according to history, he was one of the Kings most trusted advisors.
    However was it me or were those two episodes a touch bit WAY over melodramatic. It almost felt like a different director was in charge.
    I fast-forwarded through a lot of those episodes – and I’ve been loving this show since it started.
    But that is just my opinion…

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      I hope this separation won’t last too long. x( But yea, I think you’re right. These two episodes do seem a touch more melodramatic than usual.

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Ep 15 of Haechi was so satisfying to watch! I haven’t really experience such roller coaster of emotions watching a drama since Life on Mars ended. 🥰😭

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    Omona. I’m intrigued. I want to watch Haechi after seeing the cast on running man but saeguks are not really my cup of tea. So I end up not watching. Huhuhu

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      Saeguks aren’t usually my thing either. I could count with one hand the saeguks I had seen. With that said, Haechi is amazing so far! The first couple of episodes are mostly setting the scene and letting the characters meet each other. Once the story kicked in, I was glued to the screen whole time. Jung Il-woo is so compelling here, such a contrasting image from how I remembered him last in Flower Boy Ramen Shop.
      I randomly watched ep. 13 last week after seeing a few preview images, got hooked, and spent the following 3-4 days devouring 12 episodes. xD

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    In all honesty, this is one Saeguk that hasn’t caused me to lose interest at some point. One thing I really like is that this is based on a real person of history who happened to be an incredibly good king.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeongjo_of_Joseon
    Now I need to read about his son. Apparently his son was outofcontrol crazy and the only thing he could do was put him in the box to die. There is a movie but I haven’t watched it all the way through.
    My point is, I like that the story is based on history – about a King who really cared for his people.
    It’s quite good in other words.

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I’m all caught up with Haechi, and maybe I should’ve paced it out instead of 2-3 eps at a time bc now I can’t wait for more! So many feels, mostly tears for Yi Geum. x__x .

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Eps. 1-4 of Haechi: still kinda confused over who’s who, but I’m hooked~ To see this diverse group of ppl coming together is so heart-warming but I know there’s more pain ahead. *cries*

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I’m v intro this budding bromance between Pretty-face and Dog-brain.
#HaechiEpisode1

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I randomly watched ep 13 of Haechi last night without having seen prior episodes, and now I’m hooked! How much trouble does JIW go thru in the prev 12 eps? Aka how much would it hurt if I binge it now

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    Watch it, strawberry, and let’s feel all this pain together. His story is full of satisfying and maddening up-and-downs all through 12 eps. And while the first 4 eps are a bit shaky, the drama proves itself to be a solid sageuk.

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      I’m slowly making my way thru ep. 1 tonight. After seeing where the drama goes in ep. 13, I’m kinda getting impatient but will power thru and enjoy the story~ Also, Lee Geum already looking so sad in ep. 1… poor thing <3

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The way Jung-rok and Jin-shim dealt with the break-up was surprisingly tender and sincere. I thought I would be FF thru ep. 13, but I def underestimated how good LDK and YIN were at crying.
#TYH

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Noble Idiocy strikes again. I guess we can\’t go through a rom-com without it.
(my heart is tired of this trope. also, no more proclamations that she\’s yours, please. she\’s her own person.)
#TYH

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    It annoyed me too. It could have easily been solved by “my girlfriend” instead. But, I think it was purposeful. I can see it being one of those guilty pleasure moments that fits with the typical white knight aspect of the scene.

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      Yea! It could totes be substituted with something else, or cut out entirely bc LDW already looked v dashing as the knight and didn’t need to say anything. But alas, a trope is a trope.

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Trap ep 5 – Holy moly what WAS that?! O.O
I did not see that coming. #crying

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    Episode 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just watched it!! Wow!

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      I finished it around midnight in my time and couldn’t fall asleep after. Too crept out!

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    I. FEEL. DECEIVED. If HE was actually the one playing the long game……… WOW. I have been bamboozled, hoodwinked, led astray, etc etc etc etc etc

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      Ahhhh! He got us gooooood this time! WOOAH. I have no words. I cannot even.

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    During last week eps, I thought Lee Seo-jin looked a bit awkward in some scenes, but I simply chalked it up to him not used to act in a really dark drama like this. Boy, was I played!! He was absolutely brilliant in this role. That cliffhanger gave me goosebumps.

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      Really! I was too busy reading subs and trying not to cover my eyes that I missed those .

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      Yea I thought so too! I mean LSJ is kind of always a little stiff in his acting but he got us goood this time. Holy moly that smile at the end – *chills*

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        That smile and “was I that awkward?” will haunt me for a loooooooooong time. I’m still thinking about it this morning, lol

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          I’m more excited now at this shocking twist. Remembering that monthly theme about plot twist, Trap would have been the perfect drama to write about!

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I\’m starting to think Trap is getting a bit draggy and could maybe do with even shorter lengths. Packs more punch in less. But I\’m excited to see LSJ being all badass (finally!) next week. 😀

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    I can’t even finish episode 3. It’s not a drama for scaredy cat 😖
    I enjoy the mystery, but the violence (both shown and described by the characters) are too much for me.

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I\’m loving where Touch Your Heart is heading atm! A bit of suspense and heroics def spiced things up~

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Oooh! The Item will be recapped? Yes! While I don\’t particularly enjoy it at the moment, I\’m looking forward to reading the recappers\’ and other beanies\’ thoughts on it.

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    I put it on hold atm. I need DB recaps and beanies’ thought to understand what happened 😄

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OoOoohh… I didn\’t tune into Haechi but watched The Item instead. Maybe I was distracted with some work so didn\’t fully pay attention, but it seemed like a disappointing start for me. O.o

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Wow I got to Water maid level already? But here I was, about to start Miseang to see who Jang Geu-rea is.

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