Beanie level: Jang Geu-rae

I take back what I said in my last fanwall post… Level Up’s ending was weeeeeeaaaaksauce. My fault for feeling hope for such a flimsy show.

At least I still have Goo Hae-ryung. <3333

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Alright, alright – I’m on board with Level Up. It took a few episodes to figure out what it’s trying to be, but I think I’m finally down for all the kookiness.

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    surprisingly, its quite hilarious and not in a stupid kinda way.. am enjoying the show so far.

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      I feel like they did the show a disservice by airing the first 2 eps. The set-up was the worst part – now that all the characters are connected/in the same place, everything just feels way more cohesive and, yes, hilarious.

      Sung Hoon’s physical comedy chops are pretty darn awesome. πŸ˜€

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Today is a great day – cause there’s another episode of Rookie Historian to watch.

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Goo Hae-ryung! WHAT A BAD@$$! … That is all.

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It took Sung Hoon singing ‘Okey dokey’ over and over again for Level Up to finally hook me in.

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Anyone out there watching Level Up?

Curious to know people’s thoughts thus far (despite being pretty early in).

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    Me! I like it!

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      Is it fluffy and dumb? Because i could use some fluffy and dumb in my life.

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        So far, it is. I did start it for Sung Hoon, but Danny Ahn is unexpectedly funny, and Baro is cute.

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        Atleast the female lead is not dumb or a candy. She is a passionate game developer (i think!).
        I expected this to be bad, but surprisingly watchable. Not a fan of Sung Hoon acting though (never have been).
        The second male lead is unnecessary (it feels so).
        I think this is a good timepass drama without much thinking. Surprisingly not toooo many tropes or silly meetings.

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          I love fluff dramas for when I’m mentally exhausted and this really seems to fit the bill. Plus, I have liked the female lead in all the things I’ve seen her in. As for Sung Hoon – he should stick to secondary characters like he was in Oh My Venus and Faith; I don’t love him as the cold chaebol type and I have a bit of trouble buying him as the geeeeeenius CEO. But he is pretty, so I can probably overlook that so long as the drama doesn’t try to hard to be serious and is just a fun fluffy ride.

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          Yeah, Baro’s character feels completely random. Like they just plunked him in there to serve as a stand-in until the (presumed) OTP can figure their lives out from a romantic perspective.

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    I am not going to be roped into another MBN drama this year after watching bad rom-coms Best Chicken, and Rich Man, Poor Woman
    But who knows, maybe this time it will be good.

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    I dropped it after 20 min. It didn’t grab my interest…but I think I was irritated by the lead male when he played in Noble, My Love and I don’t want to go through that again.

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    So far it’s ok. I’m waiting until episode 4 to make a final judgment. Idk if Baro’s character is supposed to be the 2nd love interest but if he is he is sorely lacking. I mean that as a character, not his acting.

    I don’t know if I would call if fluffy and dumb but it seems to be light fare.

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      I’m kind of leaning this way too. The first episode fell kind of flat for me, and the humor feels a bit inconsistent.

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In anticipation of One Spring Night’s finale tomorrow, I feel like I’m already going through withdrawal. Anyone else?

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Just throwing this out into the vortex of Dramabeans-land:

HOLY SH&! TODAY’S EPISODE OF ONE SPRING NIGHT!

All the feels. All the smoulders. All the EUN-U ADORABLENESS. All the strong woman Jae-in.

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    I loved everything except Ki-seok. He’s officially a stalker now and I’m scared for Jung-in & Ji-ho. I was whatever towards him but now he’s starting to scare me

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      Agreed. He’s clearly gone off the rails. Also proves how much of an idiot he is. If he’d played the wounded, oh-woe-is-me-my-girlfriend-cheated-but-i-still-love-her card and backed off, he might’ve had more luck rallying more troops.

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    I know! I just want the three of them to have all the happiness in the world. ❀️

    That preview though, with EunWoo’s mom, is she gonna cause trouble? Ugh

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First fan wall post! w00t!

I just finished Her Private Life, am currently live-watching One Spring Night, but am looking for something else to watch.

Any recos?

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    Welcome!!! Rom-com-melo? I just finished The Secret Life Of My Secretary and really enjoyed it.

    How long have you been watching?

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      Oooh, I’ve skimmed through some of the Dramabeans recaps of that one – it does look interesting. I’ll add it to my list!

      I’m pretty new to k-dramas (just this year), haven’t watched too many. Just discovered Viki a few weeks ago so have been relegated to whatever’s on Netflix until now.

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        I just put a list on someone else’s fan wall @peachnmango I think. You can look there what I recommended for romantic comedy Melos. I’d also add Love Rain for an earlier drama (2012).

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          I’m super into rom-coms of all breeds! I’ve already seen Pretty Noona and Romance is a Bonus Book, so I’ll have to look into the others on your list. Thanks for the recos!

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    Welcome to the fanwall! I second Ally’s suggestion of Secret Life of My Secretary 💕

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    Welcome, If you love one spring night type of slice of life, here is my reco list for you:
    1. My Ahjussi (probably not on viki, but trust internet)
    2. Misaeng (it is on viki or was, I watched it there)
    3. Live (a police drama, the best one ever)
    4. Mother (the best drama ever made on earth, no one says otherwise to me, keep tissues handy, you gonna bawl)
    5. Children of nobody
    6. Light in your eyes (caution: not everyone likes that)
    7. Just Between lovers
    (okay all those are super great shows but super heavy to watch)
    Fun shows:
    1. Spring turns to spring (don’t think too much)
    2. Chief Kim
    3. Age of Youth (Its on netflix) has two seasons
    4. Avengers Social club
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    Okay already too many ! Enjoy! You can always tag me if you wanna discuss any of these shows ^^

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    Healer.

    If you haven’t seen it and want to experience the magic then…..Healer.

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      I’m always down for the magic. Thanks!

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      @thetinyl @beverly I absolutely second Healer! It is a perfect kdrama❀❀.

      My only other suggestion would be to join MyDramaList- it’s a great tool for keeping track of your viewing.

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      @beverlycy @beantown Just started Healer – only 4 eps in, but am already head over heels for both leads. Great reco!

      Love seeing Park Min-young in such a different role from Her Private Life. She looks even younger with that short hair!

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        Enjoy. It really is such a treat of a show. Many eps I’d watch over again, lol.
        The recaps on the blog are great too.

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    Welcome! Glad you decided to join us!

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