Beanie level: Errand boy

My finals recently ended, which means I’ve finally had time to catch up on dramas!!! 😭

– I’ve dropped Angel’s Last Mission, because while I love SHS’s acting… this drama universe is just ridiculous.
– Started Search Query WWW (which deserves its own post later). My feelings are mixed.
– Finally got around to watch Voice 2017 (on ep.06), bc I really need some thriller vibes in my watchlist, but this ain’t perfect either, and I find the logic a little underwhelming.
– I plan to get back to Asadal Chronicles, and diss-watch it with my sister, bc this is just a good opportunity for a few good laughs. 😂

In short: There’s no drama that I’m actually enjoying 🙁

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    I pretty much gave up on Angel’s Last Mission but I still peep at the occasional Youtube clip from the show because SHS is breathtaking in this. It’s a shame, really, the show had a promising premise but the execution was…not great.

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    Same here, I can’t seem to get into anything.

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    I’m watching My Fellow Citizens and… that’s it

    Hopefully something good will start soon~

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    I’m with you! I have this feeling that this year’s dramas had been pretty lackluster in the writing area.

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This Drama-Year has kind of been MEH for me. Not much really clicks with me 🙁
We’re already half-way through and I’ve only watched 3 dramas: Boyfriend/ Encounter, Touch Your Heart, and Her Private Life. Which I actually all loved (but which were also kinda ruined by last-minute tropes).
I started Confession, but dropped it halfway through bc it was boring.

Right now I’m on a short 1 week drama-hiatus, because of finals (😭😭😭), but…
My current watch-list includes Angel’s Last Mission, which I’m not caught up on last week’s ep. yet (I liked it, but I might drop it depending on how it progresses), checked out Asadal Chronicles (which I’m sure I won’t finish, sorry SJK).
Of the newly-released dramas, Search WWW is the one that seems up my alley, but I have yet to check it out.

Last year, I watched a lot of melos (and thrillers), and there were many which were good. In that vein, I’d love to watch this year’s The Light in Your Eyes, but I simply haven’t been in the mood.
I guess this year I’m leaning more into Romance & Rom-Coms… partly because there hasn’t (IMO) been a really good Mystery/ Thriller around.

I really hope that the second half of this year brings amazing shows.


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    I loved SKY Castle, but so far that’s the only 2019 drama to make it to my favorites list. And we’re halfway through already! How sad. 🙁 But I’m currently watching My Fellow Citizens and loving it so far!! I really hope the second half has some gems waiting for us.

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      Forgot SKY Castle happened this year!
      I did watch it but never finished it, bc I was busy at that time. Thanks for reminding me, I shall get to it soon!

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    Maybe comedies like My Fellow Citizens, Special Labor Inspector Jo and The Fiery Priest will please you?

    When you will be in the mood for melo, try watching Beautiful World. It’s a great show about school bullying, presumed suicide, the reactions and the investigation around it.

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      I thought the comedies would do it for me as well, but nah. I don’t even why.
      And Beautiful World omg, I don’t think I have the heart for that. Kudos to those who were strong enough to watch it. Even the teasers made me queasy.

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        Beautiful World was really good. The first episode was rough, but the mystery keeps you guessing for awhile. You’ll be comforted by the main family as the drama goes along.

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        Beautiful World can be hard at first (it’s totally my type of drama so not for me) but the journey with characters is satisfying. You really need to be in the mood to watch it 🙂

        You can try webdramas? On youtube there are a lot subbed on Playlist Global, dingo story and more. They’re good compact romance stories that don’t require lots of time investment.

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    Search WWW is so good! Just started it and I loved it!

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    At this rate you may get demoted to Drama Princess 🙂

    But please try My Fellow Citizens.

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      HA! Okay that was a good one. 😂😂😂
      I have to admit part of the reason I haven’t checked out My Fellow Citizens is because Kim Min-jung is in it, and I’ve just never been able to stomach her acting.
      A lot of people have recommended this drama though, but i don’t see how I could get around her… 🙂

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    You should at least try My Strange Hero and My Fellow Citizens.

    I think it’s been a great drama year but then I watched Children of Nobody, Sky Castle and The Light In Your Eyes. All were fantastic but not fun and not easy to watch. The other two are just so sweet and fun.

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The man of the hour, Mr. Right 💖
Just a reminder that KJW is hotter than hell.

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Loved his ^_^

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But also, where can I sign the petition for director Eom’s spinoff drama?
I’m sure she’s had an interesting life, and an even crazier wardrobe 😂



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#HPL

Did this show have some questionable plot points? Yes
Did it get a little too cheesy in the finale week IMO? Yes
BUT I LOVE IT REGARDLESS.
For the mature relationship dynamic it portrayed through our OTP; the fact that it had NO noble idiocy; and that it never dragged anything for too long.
For that alone, I would give it 5 stars. But my real rating is 4.8/5 stars.

My biggest draw to this was KJW, because he’s a terrific actor. First lead-role, first rom-com, and boy oh boy did he deliver. I’m so glad we got to see a lighter and funnier side of him. Truly a GOLDen performance. I know his character was a little too perfect, but I’m actually okay with that.
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I’m gonna miss looking forward to this every week. It gave me lots of laughs and brought me a lot of happiness when I needed it.

Farewell, HPL 💖💖💖
PS: Probably more gifs/pics/ thoughts ahead. Oh and a major withdrawal.


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    He has one of the best “I’m in love/falling for you happy faces.”

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      It’s SO natural and convincing.
      Apparently when he started acting, he found it too difficult but then tried it out 5 years later again and liked it much better… but he sure seems like he was born to act!

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You mean to tell me, HPL is a rom-com… WITHOUT Noble Idiocy? AMAZING! WONDERFUL! A MIRACLE!
I’m sure someone bargained for it to not have all those stupid angsty tropes. Whoever that was, BLESS YOU ten-folds! 💖💖💖
And is this THE best ep.15 of any rom-com ever? I was not expecting SO many emotions 😭
I AM SO GLAD THEY DECIDED TO OVERCOME THEIR PAIN TOGETHER!!!
Give this whole team and cast the Daesangs goddammit.
I’m sad it’s ending soon. WHAT will I do with my life???

PS: The way he walked her into the room is SO SEXY!

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    Agree. That was a solid episode. Ryan, was all, ‘I am a grown up, I get it’.

    Let’s face it any other series that drama would have gone on for 5 episodes and Ryan character would do a 180 and be a complete and total douchebag.

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Just caught up on the premier of Angel\’s Last Mission! a few thoughts:

– Shin Hye-sun is amazing as expected. So good at displaying a range of emotions. She made me cry.
– And surprisingly, L\’s acting has improved. There used to be a time when I couldn\’t watch him, but he\’s adorable in this!
– Idk if Lee Dong-gun\’s presence is good or not, his character makes me anxious, but I like that he\’s shaking things up at the company.
– I\’m already anticipating the evil aunt\’s downfall, and hope the revenge will be sweet!
– What I\’m most anxious about at the moment is the writing. This is the same writer who wrote LUCKY ROMANCE! 😭 I couldn\’t finish that drama for the life of me, even with RJY in it. It was just awfully crazy and unjustifiable.

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I’m sorry but… after all those hot kisses, HOW could they let us fill in the blanks on this one???
I wanted some real sexy times goddammit!
You can’t have KJW and PMY together, and NOT take advantage of that!
PD-nim, I hope you’re only trolling us and have another (hotter) version stored somewhere.


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    Is she wearing his shirt? So maybe it means the ‘hot times’ happened already but without us knowing 😄

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      Which is exactly what I’m sorta kinda mad about!
      Not that i want anything explicit or whatever, but a few more hints than just her wearing his shirt

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    I actually liked the way they moved from the confessions/I-love-you kisses to them tangled up and sleeping side by side. That’s storytelling, the same kind of storytelling that showed Ryan and Lee Sol walking hand in hand without us having to hear every word of their conversation. I liked it much better than watching the bedroom scene in WWWSK.

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      Agree. I remember thinking the bed scene in Kim was hot but also kinda awkward and contrived. This is better. Though I wouldn’t be mad if Ryan was shirtless :p

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Ryan is so hilariously petty 😂😂😂

Also I love the parallels in their relationship, like getting breakfast for each other, Ryan laying his head on Deok-mi’s shoulder, which mirrors her doing the same in last week’s episode. It gives their relationship a balanced feel, like they are BOTH active in it and taking care of each other equally.
LOVE IT!
Finally, I’m really holding my breath as we inch closer to the end. Might this just be THE rom-com that’s NOT gonna have a noble-idiocy trope??? I’m so nervous.




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    Just wondering…are her idol fangirling days over in the drama? I’m not watching HPL, I’m just curious since the premise started with her being a covert fan.

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      She still gets all giddy and jumpy when she sees Si An but Ryan is definitely becoming centre stage in her life.

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        I think it makes a lot of sense… now Ryan is becoming her most important person her priorities are changing. But it’s also that SA is slowly morphing from a face on a screen or sbdy to be seen from behind the lens of a camera into an actual person, someone she gets to interact with regularly. He’s not just her bias anymore, but also a client, Ryan’s neighbor and now his little brother. That necessarily changes things.

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Beanies, I need your help!
I haven\’t been watching that many dramas recently, currently only watching HPL, and stopped midway through Confession because of slow subs before it ended.
A few questions:

– I want to check out Abyss, bc of the seemingly interesting concept and PBY, but I have low expectations for the male lead\’s acting. How\’s the show overall?
– Also wanna check out Nokdu Flower bc of the cast, but I find sageuks too boring bc of political machinations. Is this a good drama for a non-sageuk person?

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    Nokdu Flower doesn’t look like the average sageuk. It doesn’t have court politics with Prime Minister vs Crown Prince machinations, no childhood episodes (rare case!) so you jump right in the story in the first episode. The focus is on the people and their revolution. Petty fights in court usually stop people to get in sageuks and this one puts the people and the aristocrats ideology against each other. An other drama that’s close to it is Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People.

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    I recommend My Fellow Citizens. It’s very refreshing to have a show that isn’t about romance or some huge crime/corruption/scandal. It’s a very fun show about a conman who ends up running for assemblyman. It’s hilarious, the pacing is good, it has Choi Siwon, and it has the girl from the ukelele couple in Reach of Sincerity as the main character’s sister.

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      I am going around seconding suggestions to watch My Fellow Citizens. I binged it over the weekend and I was surprised at how fun it was. There’s no cheesy love triangle, since the main couple is married. Just the husband trying his darnest to make sure his cop wife doesn’t know he’s a conman and hilarity ensues when he makes a deal with stylish mob lady boss Hoo Ja. Choi Siwon can be a hit or miss, I disliked his previous drama revolution something2. But in MFC he’s ok. His family is hilarious too. I don’t dislike any character yet, which is a good feat considering there’s only 4 episodes left. Hahaha

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I don’t even know what to GIF or highlight in HPL episodes anymore, because tonight’s episode was utter PERFECTION! This whole week was. 😫😭💖
This show is setting such a high standard for rom-coms:

– Consistent and HONEST communication, and unconditional support between OTP
– Believable display of affection for an adult couple!!!
– Female Lead is portrayed as a grown ass woman with desires and AGENCY!!!
– Male Lead is allowed to be vulnerable, knows the meaning of boundaries, and has none of that toxic masculinity mentality of having “uncontrollable desires.”

Dude, if they keep nailing it with this OTP, I don’t even care about that Ryan Gold’s childhood trauma past thingy!
PS: Ryan is totally ME losing at basically every card game ever invented. I feel you, chingu 😭😂



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I haven’t seen anyone talk about this, but I think it deserves its own appreciation post.
HPL OST “Maybe”- by Lee Hae-ri (of Davichii 💖) is SO beautiful and just always gets me in my feelings. 😭
It was so aptly used in the ending of last night’s episode.
Here’s some of the lyrics:

Tell me everything, I’ll listen
To the story from a part of your heart
That was left alone at the end of the memories

I’ll lend you my shoulder
If you wanna cry, you can cry
Like a child

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Love is
Maybe…

Maybe that’s love
You’ve taken care of me in the repeating days…

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Part 2:
Deok-mi being THE best supportive girlfriend ever! Can PMY play everyone’s GF? 💖🌹
Also, our baby Lion crying made me wanna fight someone!




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Part 1:
KJW seducing us all by literally just existing. HA!
This scene was even better than I expected. Full-blown sexiness. I’m here for it.





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HPL ep.11: Beautiful, simply beautiful (except that thick-headed Eun-gi. Dude, move on. She JUST said she likes someone else!)
Please, excuse me while I split my fangirling session into parts…

– I love that their anger/ annoyance NEVER takes precedence over their feelings for each other. They fight AND make up… in one episode! *side-eyes literally every other rom-com*
– They actually commit to improve their relationship! Eg: no more secrets, communicating when necessary.
– Ryan protecting Deok-mi’s fangirl ID even though he was mad. Now THAT’s love.

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When you realize it’s still NOT Wednesday…

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YES, yes I do. 😭😭😭
Beanies, I think I’m going crazy. Please tell me I’m not the only who’s now watched ep.10 for about a hundred times (and will probably do so more times)?

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    Me too. I keep replaying ep 10 but skipped Eungi’s part. Lol

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    You’re not crazy , you’re not going crazy .
    It’s just side effects for not getting HPL everyday 💖💜💖💜

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    If you’re crazy, I’m crazy, too… 😀

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All the feels. In GIFs… and also a few things:
1. The way his gaze never left her in gif 1 😭😭🔥🔥
2. KJW is the King of waltz-kissing (yes, that’s a thing now)
3. HOW can a man be so handsome, sexy and cute at the same time???

Bonus: That part of the preview that left us all DEAD. #LionIndeed #RAWR




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Gosh!
I’m so tired, but I HAD to watch HPL tonight… I was looking forward to it all day.
I’ll leave the customary fangirling for tomorrow, but here’s a picture I took earlier in the city today, bc it made me think of our Lion.
I think lions are my fav animals now? 🤔😂

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