Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

How hopes are dashed by reality
True story- inspired by all the GIF related stories that are being posted.

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    So I don’t have instagram. My mom does. I was using her account to see pics of

    then my mom wanted her phone back. She asked-‘who’s this?’

    me- Just one of my favourite actors.

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    Oh! I’m here. Waiting for updates. I bet this is going to be good~ ^^

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    Awwww! We have fun with our delusions, but I think all of us (most of us?) are mentally healthy enough to separate fiction and the world of TV from reality. It sucks, but we all know that we must face the music that is reality. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of escapism, though!

    Also, fact: moms love Park Bo-gum.

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      And that B&W gif of PBG at the top is so beautiful ih my god I want to glue it to my eyeballs

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      Yeah you’re right. But I’ve never entertained that thought ever! That’s why I guess, it hurts more. *sigh*
      I’m still hopeful though, that I’ll make her watch a korean series someday. Maybe I’ll show her IRY- that’ll remove any doubt from her mind about him not being a guy. But then, I fell in love with the puppy there. Is something wrong with me?

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        You should definitely watch it with her! It was IRY where my mom said he was cute and that got me really excited because it was the first time she had ever called a K-drama actor cute before. 😊

        And totally not weird. Min was a puppy. A psychopathic, murderous puppy whose actions should not be excused, but still a puppy. One of the only fictional killers I will let myself feel bad for. That drama was all about what makes a monster, after all.

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OMG! Was it this bad even when BTIOFL was on air? Not even every second or third,but LITERALLY every post on APAD! I haven’t even watched the episode yet and I’m already dying of laughter and cringing so hard at all the POKER FACE tactics! LJH you are amazing! It takes talent to “act” bad at hiding your emotions!

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    Episode 12s do things to people, I tell ya! They do things!

    There were definitely certain BTLIOF scenes where there were 40 different posts with basically the exact same screencaps lollll

    Dr. Ye had me in stitches this entire episode.

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    APAD is literally invading the Beanie world and has been from day 1. I don’t watch the show, but looooooooord, there is nothing else to read BUT about APAD on the Beanie wall. lol

    which kinda makes me sad for the shows that I AM watching, but hey… APAD is definitely a season fav!

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APAD ep 11- Based on the preview, it looks like it’s Dr.Ye. But then drama logic states that they won’t be endgame. It’s very rare that the couple gets together before the finale week or episode. So that’s it. I’m hanging up my boots. I can’t play this shipping game anymore. I’m sorry ye-liners. For my own sanity, I’m going to the isle of neutrality. I’ll still be partial to ye-line though. @wishfultoki,or any other islanders is it too late to join? Can you pick me up?

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    Sending a row boat to you now!!

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      Oh you are an islander too? Thank you so much!

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        Yes, I’m on the island and assists with elephants and pony rides…you know for therapy and all. 😂

        @wishfultoki will get you a nice glass of mango juice!

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          Thanks @jenmole for going on rescue duty for me! I know how you feel @superwhopotterluck… I’m sitting here in my Ye Liferaft drinking rum. Join me?

          I just want the shipping game to be over and done with actually – it’s starting to hurt character development. I still don’t get how MinHo changed so quickly, and Dr. Ye is still too mysterious and hesitant. I hope tonight proves me wrong, but meanwhile, pass me the rum!

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            I’m a teetotaler…despite my age. .SIGH. But I will definitely pass you the rum and join you with a cocktail. That still means I’m a teetotaler right? *confused*.
            Even I’m tired of the shipping game. Minho has improved at a lightning speed, which, by drama standards is perfectly normal. So now I’m even more convinced that he’s the one. Though it breaks my heart. Guess I’ll drink my sorrows away, the best I can with cocktails and enjoy the short period of ye bliss.

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            *Opens eyes* Welcome, tir(ye)d soul.

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            @delphy010 thanks for the welcome. I see you’re on the island too?

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            @superwhopotterlock , yea i am. I’m only on ep2, carefully observing myself for signs of distress. Lol

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          The ‘elephants and pony rides’ made me laugh out loud in a public place and the guy at the table next to me (who is on his phone) gave me an angry glare.
          #DramabeansHazard

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    Actually in every kdrama main leads start dating in episode 12. I am talking about 16 episode dramas. 1 episode of happiness, 2 episodes of angst/noble idioticy/mini break-up, final episode with couple reunion/happiness

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      Usually in those dramas, it’s pretty clear who’s the main lead and the 2nd lead . here both are Co-leads with both expressing the traits of main as well as 2nd lead. It’s pretty ambiguous at least to me.
      And why do they have to have noble idiocy/separation angst for 2 eps? Is it so hard for them to be together for 5 eps?
      *frustrated ramblings of an ex-shipper*

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        Yeah, I hate angst and mini break ups too. It’s still pretty ambiguous, but here are my frustrated ramblings:

        Plot-wise, we have to deal with more issues with a Bo Young/Ye pairing:
        – He doesn’t want to date at work. He hates gossip. So problems will arise if they do start dating.
        – Bo Young is still a contract worker. What will happen once her contract is up?
        – Hospital politics: They could affect Dr. Ye (while Min Ho is just a trainee). If so I suggest he leaves and goes into teaching, like his friend said, since he is a good lecturer.

        Min Ho/Bo Young don’t have any problems if they date now. Min Ho’s future crisis will be to decide if he wants to become a good physical therapist and study hard. I don’t expect his family will care if he dates or not.

        Sort of concluding: if Ye and Bo Young don’t start dating now, I don’t think Bo Young will end up with any of the guys. Possible open-ended ending with an improved Min Ho.

        See why I gave up on giving forecasts?

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          Wow! You make some very good points,though they’re detrimental to ye-line.
          1. He seemed ok with dating at work when it was going well. It’s only after her ex cheated on him that he made that rule. There’s still a possibility, but BY is a different person. It necessarily doesn’t have to be the same way.
          2. I don’t think they’ll have a problem with long distance. Plus remember this is a drama. Everything will magically work out in the end. Not the OTP, but she might get a full time position.
          3. They haven’t really focused on politics,one of the reasons I like this drama. And there’s no rule against co-workers dating. But you’re right- he can become a lecturer. Again I don’t see why they can’t deal with long distance. Technically I don’t think they’ll have to be in separate places, just different places of work.
          * I’m supposed to be neutral. yet here I am* old habits die hard.

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            Hehe, what I mean is that it would be more smooth sailing for Bo Young & Min Ho, but not for Bo Young and Ye… and since we have 4 more episodes it points more towards Ye (IF he confesses in ep. 12).

            I’ll stop making conjectures and go watch the drama LOL.

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            Minho- Yes they’re no problems now. But I can’t digest this sudden interest of his in poetry. Granted, love changes you. But still, the reason why I prefer dr.ye is because he started liking poetry before liking Boyoung as a person. it’s a very fundamental part of her personality. Whereas minho only started liking poetry after liking boyoung. I’m not able to explain this properly. I hope you understand what I’m talking about.

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    Welcome to the island! I just made scones and fresh island jam if you care for one, they’re good for Ye soul

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If today’s episode is as we predicted and Dr. Ye decides to confess, how awesome it would be if this poem is used which we heard in BTIOFL episode 11?

The fact that someone comes to you
is actually a tremendous thing.
Because he
and his past
and the present
and
also his future come with him.
Because his life comes with him.
It’s easily broken
and therefore could have broken
the heart that comes.

I mean, se hee and Dr. Ye are similar in many ways. Both are quiet and reserved, have their quirks and have been hurt by their past experiences in love. What do you guys think?

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    Can I say that I would love that? But as a MinHoYoung-er I would hate it. Love it. Hate it. etc (you get the point)

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    I’ve been comparing him to Se Hee from Day 1 so yep. Thanks for bringing up that poem! BTIOFL could have ended there and I would have died happily thinking of that poem and… the kissing lesson.

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      Oh yes! That was one of the best kissing scenes in dramaland.( Not that I’ve watched many dramas, So my database is very small)

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        I usually avoid dramas that are mainly romance so my “kiss database” (LOL) is pretty small. Tbh I think I swooned more at the build-up to the kiss and the poem than the actual kiss.

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        I normally pay very little attention to kisses but even just listening to “Can’t Go” by Ben makes my heart all aflutter so I think that says something

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          Yes the ost of the drama is also amazing. When it first played when se hee went to rescue ji ho. ..like you said made my heart flutter.

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Taking a leaf out of @rket593‘s book, my suggestion for the illness that is gripping the ye liners.
Disease name-yencephalitis.
Symptoms-unable to utilise brain for regular purposes due to daydreaming about Dr. Ye.
complications – may lead to yelirium.
Treatment– yemmunization. Repeated doses of Dr. Ye pics, videos and clips to cause desensitisation, if possible.

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    HAHAHA ..
    gosh what a perfect Yeanalysis..
    i am in for this already… and have been getting above said treatment…

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    Oh geez ….. yencephalitis, yelirium, yemmunization

    Now I’ve heard yeverything! 😉

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      No you haven’t! We have a Yencyclopaedia in the works. We’ll come out with an Yersenal of new terms.

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        Oops! I spoke too soon! What was I thinking? *laughing*

        I look forward to the first Yedition of the publication!

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To those who weren’t at the receiving end of my bad poetry, you really think I’ll let you off easy? You all have to suffer hehe.
This is dedicated to all dramas especially K dramas-
Ahem…

Alone and lonely
When I had no mates
You came to my rescue
As a good substitute for dates.

You made me laugh
You made me swoon
When the guy got the girl
I was over the moon.

You made me feel important
You made my happiness double
You made me feel safe
You reduced my trouble.

I thank you sincerely
For coming into my life
You’ll always be a part of me
As I’ll be, your faithful wife.

*goes back into hiding*

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Anyone who’s watching switch? How many of you think joon so is just pretending to have gone rogue? Maybe he’s made a secret plan with do chan without telling anyone? Or he’s sacrificing himself so that ha ra and do chan can take down the baddies? Looks like his health is getting worse?

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    🙋🙋🙋🙋 me too…
    he has something up his sleeves which is yet to be come in light but all due to his health condition.

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      Maybe he thinks that anyway he doesn’t have time, so he’ll go rogue and gather info on the inside so that these two can have evidence. It’s sad but that’s the only explanation I can think of. My mind refuses to believe that he’s actually gone against them.

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        yes true. the righteous person he is, it does make any sense for him to against his own team without having a good explanation or plan for that
        we just hv to wait to see whats that.

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    I think Do Chan and Joon So have swapped places and are pretending to be one another, or are sometimes pretending at least. And I think the plan has been in the works for a while.

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      But joon so showed his scar to tae woong. Maybe sometimes they’re swapping but I don’t think so.

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        I think they’re swapping some of the time but not all the timr. But I think there is some kind of long con in the works.

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    I think both are up to something or that’s what I’m hoping for.

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    I think Do Chan & Joon Soo are working together without involving Oh Ha-ra and the others. “Betraying” Do Chan and telling Geum Tang? his location is probably the only way to clear his name & lift Joon Soo’s suspension and at the same time work for & spy on them.

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      Yeah that’s what I am thinking too. He’s trying to gather info from the inside to use as evidence later.

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    I agree. I think Joon Soo wouldn’t actually turn bad. He has to be doing it to gather info about the bad guys.

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APAD ep 10- Bo young! I feel so bad for her. She’s so utterly crushed from all sides. I hope she gets her bubbly, positive spark back! I really want her to find happiness. But I was quite impressed with how she’s handling it. She’s not pretending to be strong because it takes time to recover from such heartbreak. But she’s just the right amount of vulnerable. She’s still doing her job properly and I liked that she politely asked Dr.Ye to not be so considerate of her and she’s right. She doesn’t need to be more confused by his actions right now. But as other beanies said, I was surprised that she liked him so much. If he has seeped into her subconscious, it can’t be just a crush. But as a ye-liner, I can relate- who wouldn’t fall for that guy?(this is strictly my bias speaking.)
Speaking of the culprit – I can understand his feelings and he broke my heart more today. When he started reciting poetry in the rain- I had to double back- it’s his voice right? But he spoke more clearly without the usual jaw clenching way he speaks( that’s kind of annoyed me from the beginning.).I’m going off topic here. Coming back, it’s clear he likes her, not just after she confessed, but from before itself. So you better make it up to her next week or I’m seriously gonna jump ship.
I’m kidding. But I’ll be pissed.
Speaking of minho- I’m sorry to the other ship now. You didn’t get the romantic scene at the beach you were hoping for. Now I can see why you guys like him so much. I’m impressed by how much he’s matured in just one week. He’s so sweet now. Why couldn’t you be nicer before? I know he has shown glimpses of his better side before, but I was too blindsided by my bias and he always used to undo his niceness. Now I’m seriously considering going to the isle of neutrality. Is it too late to join? What are you doing to me now show?I’ve become like Dae bang in real life too.
Speaking of- Do we see a new OTP in the making?
Finally RIP alligator. I hope Nam woo has enough strength to get through this. But it can be sewn back properly now right? Provided Bo young managed to hold onto it? I need atleast one OTP to survive till the end. Oh Joo yong Joo yong- how could you commit such a heinous crime? You deserve that low TOEIC score( I’m kidding, I feel bad for you too and myself- I can see myself in you and I’ll end up like you if I don’t study. so give me inspiration and start studying will you?)
The chief is really the nicest person I’ve seen in the dept after Bo young. I just want to hug him and tell him that his two beloved juniors are not suffering because of him.
And the preview- Looks like rocky waters for both the ships. I hope it gets decided in the next episode itself. I can’t stand it anymore. But my heart will break either ways. Both of them are stepping up and it’s hard for me to decide. I just want to see her smiling like that last pic.
Okay end of my veeeeeery long post.

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    I hear you, oh weary shipper! You are welcome to take a break at the island and watch next week’s developments from the comfort of your seat. We have mango smoothies.
    (By the way, I agree with you on not liking stuff clenched jaws- is poetry making the ice doctor thaw?)

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      Hopefully, if it means I can hear him speak more clearly. How does he manage to speak without opening his mouth? Is it a character trait or has he always spoken like that? I don’t remember him jaw clenching in FOS though.

      Thank you for the invite. I’ll consider it. Right now I’m trying very hard to stay on board. I want to be loyal. But it’s difficult when my bias is acting like an idiot and the other guy is slowly making his way into my heart. But keep a life raft ready for me anyway. I Don’t know how to swim.and a place reserved on the island.

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        Right. I think it’s a character trait too since he didn’t speak like that in previous dramas.

        I think the story is looking favourably towards your bias right now… but of course the winds muy change in an instant. I’m repairing my Ye Liferaft and will have it ready in case of emergency. If you need me just holler!

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          I hope so! But if he turns noble Idiot or misses his timing I’ll seriously be so pissed. If that happens I’ll call you. Thank you for coming to my rescue.

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            No problem. I’ll be seriously upset if show takes the Noble Idiocy route too.

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    Longest post I’ve read from you and I enjoyed reading it! ^^

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      Really? I’ve written longer than this I guess. Anyway thank you for being patient and reading this.
      I initially thought to divide it into segments and post separately so that it’s easier to read and less annoying. But I was too lazy. 😀

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        I forgot to add “as far as I can remember” in my post above. I must have missed your other posts. 😀

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        I really enjoyed your long post too 😄

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    I feel bad for the chief, and also feel bad for laughing at his wrong conclusion. Someone need to correct his assumption before he feels even more sorry toward his two juniors. (Btw, why did I have a feeling that Nam-woo will be the one who spill their secret?)

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      I know right? Throughout the episode he kept on apologising and I wanted to tell him-aiyoo it’s not your fault.
      And it’s possible. We have seen so many instances where he spilt the beans. I would love to see the chief’s expression.

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Based on the preview- if Dr. Ye is hurting so much, can\’t he confront her and confess he likes her too? I want the final scene to be that-he goes and grovels for a bit, they make up and hug it out (I wouldn\’t say no to a kiss). Is it too much to ask? Yes I guess. We\’re just halfway through. There needs to be appropriate amount of angst right? To make us suffer along with them? This is just my yeshful thinking. Bear with me. I\’m desperate here. What has this drama done to me? Yeesh!
#shipindangerouswaters
#shipsinking
#fangirldying
#apad10

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    UGH! I feel all this! I donno what the hell he was thinking. I mean I get it, its only ep 9 so we can’t have things be that easy. But I need him to make up for being an idiot today. At this point, I’ll take the angst if it means my ship sails in the end.

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      My point is if we can sort it out right now, we can do without all the angst and just have the rest of the series of them being cute together. This will give us time to explore the other characters relationships also. And JW and BY can help each other grow and also heal. Cos this drama is much more than that. I can’t focus on the other aspects of the story because of this’ who she’ll end up with’ game. I understand his reasons for not wanting to be in a relationship so soon BUT he likes her too . So what’s happening?
      But I also know that going by kdrama logic, there’ll be angst and minho will be endgame. *SIGH*. at least he’s shown a lot of maturity in this episode. I guess I’ll be fine with the end result. But with a very heavy heart.

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        Yes I was hoping that this drama wouldn’t do the whole paint by numbers things when it comes to their relationship. I don’t like ti when writers jerk us around with unnecessary plot drama and keep doing the will they/won’t they question till the end.

        You are right this drama is so much more than the central triangle. I love all the different characters and their relationships with one another. This drama has enough meat, fleshed out characters, and potential plot lines they could explore that they don’t need to draw out the love triangle till the end. I hope the writer knows that and the romance happens and has time to grow, along with characters arcs for all my favorite secondary characters on this show.

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Not watching this but I’m sure a certain section of the beanies will be very happy.

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I\’ve been trying to get through my pending watch list ( although it\’s very short)
1.SWDBS (watched 10 eps I think)
2.shopping king louie
3.lookout
4.man to man
5.page turner
6.moonlight drawn by clouds
7.bottom of the 9th with 2 outs (I think that\’s the correct title. .not sure. .The girl is soo ae)
8.girls generation 1979

Which one should I watch? Is there any drama which is better not to start only? Thank you in advance.

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WFKBJ ep 16- That’s the end of my spam. I really loved this show. Although the story was simple, it was the characters who made it truly outstanding. I haven’t heard good things about NJH’s acting, but he truly owned Joon Hyung! He has become one of my top male leads,maybe even displacing Yoon jae from R97 or Se hee from BTIOFL or even Gang doo from JBL ( no all of you are my favs!). I think he should stick to these kind of roles for now before trying something else. And of course this couple has also become one of my favourites.
I wish I had live watched this, but on the other hand I got the chance to relive this with most of you who also loved this show. So thank you for bearing with me and I again apologize if my excessive spamming annoyed you.

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    I love this show. It’s one of my top rom-com. So funny, so sweet and so beautiful. It made me forever a fan of Nam Joo Hyuk. I don’t care how he does in other dramas. Same with Lee Sung Kyung.

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    I really enjoyed your spam. Thanks for sharing 💕

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    I’m glad you loved this show as much as I and many others did! 💖 I loved seeing you post about it.

    Also OMG we have the same favorite male leads! Joon-hyung, Yoon Yoon-jae, Nam Se-hee, Lee Gang-doo! You have excellent taste, my friend. Rounding out my personal top 5 is Kang Tae-bong from Dal-ja’s Spring.

    Nam Joo-hyuk rocked this role. He struggles when he steps outside of this type of character, though. Versatile he is not, but WFKBJ proved he can be delightful in the right role.

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      Hehe thank you for the compliment. You’re right.NJH can be delightful in roles like this..so he should do more of this type of roles.
      I’ll try to watch dal ja’s spring someday. .when I have time.

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        Judging simply from the fact that we seem to have similar tastes, I think you’d like Dal-ja’s Spring. If you’re ever in the mood to watch an older drama, give it a try. It’s a great nostalgic watch in terms of 2007 fashion, haha, but for the most part it’s not frustrating like many older dramas. It was a bit ahead of its time, I think. Great characters! Even the ones you think are set up to be hated end up being weirdly lovable. Well, most of them.

        Also, Lee Min-ki!

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    I love the drama too…I watched it while it was airing and binged watched it two times now….

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    Glad you liked it! It’s such a sweet drama and one of my favs ❤️ Joon Hyung is a gift and I hope Nam Joo Hyuk does more roles like that because he did a great job. Lee Sung Kyung was awesome too. There’s so much to love about this show!

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    Oh, thank you so so much for the spam! Weightlifting Fairy ties with a couple other dramas for my favorite, so seeing all the lovely little moment just brightened up my day! 🙂

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    Its one of the best Dramas in recent years. Its so refreshing and perfectly cute with just the right amount of relatable angst. And our main couple gave me all the feelings. This is one of my go-to dramas to lift me up when Im very down.

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    I love this drama, so light & refreshing! I still watch my favorite bits sometimes when I’m need of some mood-lifting .

    NJH did so great, one of the reasons I was so looking forward to bride of the water god last year, which turned out to be umm… different(?)
    I think characters lik Joon hyung suit him very well.

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WFKBJ ep 16- Then you have to run of course!

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WFKBj ep 16- Yes definitely!

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WFKBJ ep 16- When you have eyes only for that one person..

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WFKBJ ep 16- I can’t keep repeating

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WFKBJ ep 16- You both are redefining cute!

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WFKBJ ep 16- Can I clone this guy? Although will prefer the original( but Bokju will kill me!)

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WFKBJ ep 16- Aand? There’s nothing more..LOL

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WFKBJ ep 16- Nice that she apologized for misunderstanding…though they shouldn’t have kept such a serious thing from her in the first place.

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