Beanie level: Errand boy

I never knew KIM JAE-WOOK could be SO funny! 😭😭😭
His antics in Her Private Life are hilarious, and he’s such a hoot!
Finally, I can enjoy him in a non-creepy show, with MAXIMUM screen-time.
I laughed so much in ep.3-4, he’s really elevating this show with his spark

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For all it’s ridiculousness, Kill It has a *killer* OST!
This is the latest one 💕

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Why are there no subs for CONFESSION anywhere? 😭
I was really busy during the weekend and had hoped to watch both episodes together, but I still have to wait!

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    Subs for confession usually takes 2-3 days. Be patient is the key! Wishing that someone can subs this faster

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Following in the footsteps of @christina41218, I just have to share my fav WTF scene of Kill It, bc I finally watched all 4 episodes.

It is hands-down the scene where our super-suave-spy-and-killer-extraordinaire ML is scooping out his next target\’s home under the guise of his daytime veterinary persona…
So ML pretends to go to the bathroom, but sneaks into a private room and starts going through some documents. Meanwhile the house-owner is looking for her cat that conveniently disappeared, and ends up entering the room where the ML is snooping. She LITERALLY says: \”Oh but you\’re not supposed to be in here.\” But OF COURSE that\’s where the cat was hiding, and ML lead just scoops it up and tadaaa the issue of him being in a room he\’s not supposed to be in, in someone else\’s house is solved! 😂😂😂😂😂

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I’m finally slowly making my way through the many recently- released dramas!
I’ve watched all the episodes of Confession …and Junho is fuckin’ amazing in it! As well as Yoo Jae-myung and all the other veteran actors! The directing is nothing but breathtaking, and the plot is intriguing. I have great expectations and hope to not be let down.

I’ve watched the first episode of Kill It, but I’ll need to watch a bit more to form a solid opinion.
I still need to watch and decide between The Banker VS. My Fellow Citizens, because I also want to watch something satirical/ comedic, but I only have time for only one of those.

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    I have watched both Banker and Citizen. To me, because I am old, it will be Banker. I will get to Citizen when I get to it.

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    I really liked some of his songs. Oh, well.

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    Oh noooooo

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    Oh no!! He has such a lovely voice. I wonder how it works since he is a US citizen and the article stated he is currently here going to school.

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      I wonder which school he’s in and whether his classmates after seeing this news, will report him in some way…

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        georgetown
        and most probably not.. what are the chances they are even aware of korean kpop news.. this ain’t a trending topic on global scale, unlike north south korea stuff..

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          I doubt it would be big news unless a local paper/school paper picked up the news. It did make the paper here when the news first broke out though. I guess it just depends on how famous he is in school.

          I just Googled it, the US has an extradition treaty with S.Korea, so in theory if he refused to go back to Korea the US could extradite him at their request.

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    Who didn’t like Roy Kim? He was the first kpop vocal that I liked. But not surprised.

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      Yeah, not surprised either given all that was publicly known and what a shit-storm this has been. But I’m so disappointed.

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Thank you TYH!
I laughed from the depth of my soul when Jung-rokie got busted in that bathtub!!! 😂😂😂
I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT (can someone gif it?). I feel like I have added years to my life just by laughing at that. I really needed it today, and I’m really gonna miss this show (minus the noble idiocy).

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    OMG episode 15 is so much fun!! 🤣I will just pretend that 13 and 14 never happened.

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      Yess 13 and 14 just don’t exist. I didn’t even really watch them, only the beginning and ending scenes, then asking my sister if anything worthwhile happened (which never does in noble-idiocy land) 😂
      I’ve decided that’s how I’ll handle all noble idiocy from now on. Just tuning out and giving it a wide berth until things go back to normal.

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        🤣🤣🤣 My nerves are shot nowdays so I am totally onboard with your NI watching guideline! I am just thankful that E13 and 14 didn’t make me hate JR, like how Ji-ho’s noble idiocy did in BTLIOF.

        The CEO/JR backstory is surprisingly touching, which is one of the moments I am grateful for, as well as little snippets of the Ukulele couple.

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    Episode 15 made me cackle with laughter. I think I scared my mom😂

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Beanies, I have been SO BUSY this past week, it feels like a month has passed. 😭
My studies have been so demanding, I’ve barely had enough free time. It feels like 24h/day aren’t enough.
I managed to (finally!) start reading Michelle Obama’s Becoming, which I got as a bday gift; and I’ve watched the first 3 episodes of Secret Garden as part of my project to get to a backlist of old dramas I haven’t watched (more on that later, bc WOW.SG is such a mess but I can’t stop watching).

But I have yet to check out Kill it, Doctor Prisoner, and Confession (which I’m most excited about). What are your thoughts on these shows for the beanies who’ve watched them?

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    I only tried Doctor Prisoner (so far) out of all three and I love it 🙂 Confession is next on my list since it has such good reviews. Kill It’s reception killed my interest. XD

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      Ditto about Kill it!
      I saw a few clips of Doctor Prisoner, which didn’t really impress me but I’ll have to fully check it out. Confession’s vibe seemed just like my cuppa tea.
      #stillgottafindtime though 😭

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Beanies! It\’s my birthday today!

This year, I don\’t really feel like \”celebrating.\” I plan to let this day go by quietly, mostly because I feel like my life is going too fast these days… not in a bad way per se, but in a \”omg I can\’t believe how fast time is passing\” kind of way. So I\’m taking it slow today.
Fortunately, today is my day off. I will just be chilling at home, watching dramas, and eating lots of cheesecake (my fav).

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Dear Dramagods,

When can I enjoy a nice rom-com without noble idiocy? WHAT is wrong with drama-writers? There are plenty of ways to create conflict in a show!
At this point, every rom-com should come with a noble idiocy disclaimer ugh.
Can anyone actually recommend a noble idiocy-free rom-com if it exists?

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    Fight My Way.

    Those breakups were for legitimate reasons.

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      Oh right!
      That was a great show. I saw it.
      Although the second couple and the second female lead were all kinds of frustrating!

      Maybe I should amend it to a rom-com that doesn’t involve the main couple “breaking up” midway

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    20th Century Boy and Girl, more or less angst free, plus a lead couple that actually talks to one another about their problems. It’s super fluffy, and has great friendships and family relationships too.

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      Yes to this one.

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      Y’know, I watched that one too, but I never finished it because I thought nothing was happening in it.

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        Yeah, because it’s pretty low angst, it doesn’t really have much plot beyond “boy and girl have liked each other forever, now girl is famous actress” but it is fluffy and cute so I enjoy it when I need a dose of angst free drama fun.

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    1% of anything? I remember this as being loowwwww angst over all.

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      they did break up for awhile when the contract ended, but it didn’t last long if I remember because they were beyond miserable

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      I’ve been wanting to check this one out for a long time, but never got to it.

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    I can recommend a noble idiocy free rom com but it’s not necessarily a fan-favorite. it’s very standard, paint by numbers (and I enjoyed it for what it was): Jugglers. But it has the boss-secretary romance trope that not everyone approves of!

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    Deserving of the name was one where the couple was strong till the end although I wouldn’t say it’s a rom-com.

    Greasy melo is another one where it took a while to get together but they never broke up for a stupid reason

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    Ah, noble idiocy. The worst of the worst tropes. The thing is, I don’t actually mind having the main couple separated. When separation is essential to the plot moving forward it can actual make things more intense and interesting, but NOT when it’s used as a contrived plot device to manufacture angst! One example is a favorite drama of mine, Queen In Hyun’s Man where the separation is outside of the couple’s control due to the pesky nature of talismans and the time space continuum. But it’s great because you can feel their struggle and desperation to reunite. There are ways to do separation right, drama writers just need to stop making couples leave each other because they think it’s for the other benefit. Ugh.

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As the Jung Joon Young and Seungri case continues to snowball, and more names are revealed…
the latest being FTisland’s Choi Jong Hoon, Highight’s Yong Junhyung, and CNBlue’s Lee Jong Hyun, let’s keep these Martin Luther King Jr. words in mind as the scandal progresses:

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

Everyone involved needs to be named and branded for what they are. Criminals, sexual predators, accomplices, a threat to society, cowards.
PS: Post amended to include CNBlue LJH’s name .

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Okay TvN, you betta give us a bomb AF ep.12 of Touch Your Heart.
None of that willy-nilly “breakup” shit. Encounter traumatized me enough recently, thankyouverymuch. Ayt?

But also:
1. OYS, you’re so strong and brave girl. Bless you& Hwaiting!
2. Ya mansss is HAWT and just about killed me with “Stay away from my girl” (BTLIOF “Let’s go to OUR house” flashback, anyone?) 😭😭💀💀

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    So proud of our girl this episode!!

    I will be surprised if the show take the “breakup” route when this episode they keep reaffirm to each other that they will fight through this together.

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      im keeping the faith! i cant wait for tonight. im thinking if i should watch it live….

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    I’m really hoping the preview was just another fakeout!
    Also, yes to him saving her and all, but can someone please record the creep inside her apartment??

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I\’m waiting for Lee Soo-yeon writernim (Forest of Secrets, Life) to base her next drama on the current controversy. This shit is crazy.

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    This whole controversy seems suitable for a second season of FoS

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Jung Joon-young CONFESSED to his crimes! OMG!!!
So doesn\’t that by extension mean Seungri took part in this, even if it\’s just as a bystander?

https://www.soompi.com/article/1309816wpp/jung-joon-young-admits-to-crimes-in-letter-of-apology

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    People need to stop trying to give Seungri a pass like he’s some victim in all of this. It’s obvious he was more than a bystander in this. It doesn’t matter if he actually joined in date-raping these women or illegally filming them, the mere possibility that he was not only aware but also participated in the culture by brokering women to his affiliates is enough!

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      THANK. YOU !!!!!!

      I am so happy to see this comment.

      The contortion that some people are going through for this dude. He knew and did not care what was happening this the young women who were being sold out.

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        The fact that JJY admitted to it also proves the validity of the chats. Considering the police already proved its authenticity before. This means one thing: the chats concerning Seungri are also real and true. So, he’s no bystander, he’s also a culprit!
        We just have to wait to see the extent of his involvement.

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    Holy shit! I am glad he fessed up. Doesn’t change anything, but at least he isn’t running away.

    I am so disappointed in him. I always like him and his music. I hope that this serves as a much needed wake up call. He was already given a second chance resulting from the incident with his ex. He is not so lucky this time.

    Oh how the mighty are falling…

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      If you read their chats (which in case you are fragile hearted- you shouldn’t) it is clear they take so much pride in harming women. Also those you weren’t conscious. I am beyond disgusted now and I am extremely glad he is caught and he shall fall. But as I wrote under, apologizing and accepting is going to benefit him.

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        Their discussions are toe-curling. And they clearly have no respect for women, and they treat them as objects to be toyed with. It makes me so mad and I hope justice will be served for the victims

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      To be honest I don’t know what he could have said in denial. The evidence seems pretty concrete.

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        Exactly, when there is evidence and the chats proven authentic by police then how could he deny. The standard apology is already doing wonders for him by people considering that “honesty”.

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          Ugh. Why would anyone believe its a sincere apology? *facepalm

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          Just read the chats. Disgusting. Apologizing doesn’t help him, but whether it means something to the victims who knows though. Confessing was probably the only way for him to get a better plea deal in the face of the severity of his crimes.

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          THIS RIGHT HERE!
          He didn’t turn himself in, he’s not confessing out of the goodness of his heart, and his apology is on adventageous to him. He’s admitting it, because the evidence is pretty darn damning!

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          Based on the chats these guys knew exactly what they were doing and were very well aware that they could go to jail if exposed. They enjoyed doing these to women. This apology is pointless imho. It sounds more like his agency threw this out to get some reduced jail time.

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            These guys don’t even think there’s anything wrong with their behaviour.
            The most telling part of those horrendous conversations for me is this:

            Park: dude this is like a movie. Think about it for just 5 minutes. We haven’t murdered anyone but we could get arrested for so much.

            He knows it’s punishable by law, but doesn’t seem to think it’s morally wrong. And the rest of them are in agreement. Disgusting.

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        Yep! He probably is just agreeing to everything because the offered him a plea deal and the evidence is already damning. No point in denying anything since it’s all out there. He will probably also be revealing all the names of those involved and probably other evidence.

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      Dude…I just read the chat convos. What. The. Fuck. Disgusting. How they could so casually mention rape and other terrible things is beyond me. Not cool at all man. Not cool.

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        I lost it when I saw lol and rape in the same sentence. They had no respect for women and treated them like some sex toys. I hope everyone you participated in this is exposed.

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          That just made me so incredibly sad inside. That they all thought so little of women. That we are just play things that they can do whatever they want with regardless of the consequences. Thankfully the day of reckoning has come.

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        It’s completely sickening.

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      What exactly is the situation with JJY’s ex-gf? I wasn’t aware of that case.

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        He has a history of filming his sexual exploits. His ex claimed he filmed her without consent but later retracted her case. It was later said it was filmed with consent and the ex filed the complaint in anger.

        Clearly, the events of today shed a different color on the past. If we only knew at the time that this wasn’t just a one off, but that clearly he has a thing for filming girls whether he has consent or not.

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    I guess it is proven that the chats were authentic. And I guess he wasn’t really a bystander in the conversations because he was luring investors. Moreover, I just read on DB that soompi is filtering a lot of things, I also visited asianjunkie after that which has details of every movement. But seriously, I am disgusted at people saying that at least he was honest. Like what again??? His lawyer or perhaps PR Manager wrote this. It is very easy for SK celebrities to apologize, go in hiding for a while and come back unscathed. So clearly in this case, apologizing and admitting is better for him to either reduce his sentence or make a comeback unscathed.

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      I will check more of this on asianjunkie as well. Thanks for the tip
      And I completely agree with you that apologizing doesn’t really change anything. He’s sorry because he got caught.

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      That’s what celebrities in SK do when they’ve got no where to hide – they give some half-assed apology they most definitely didn’t write. They’re not sorry, they’re only sorry they got caught. I also read the unfiltered chats. They joked about date-raping women. They were so fucking proud of it. It was all just one big, funny game to them! And then they apologize and people are like ‘at least, they’re honest!’ No, they’re not! It’s called damage control. Admitting to it begins their own stupid narrative of redemption. ‘I’m sorry, I’m going to take time off to repent!’ It’s all BS and not one ounce of sincerity can be gotten from it. It’s just so sickening. No, shove your apology up your ass! Go to jail first – truly pay for your crimes – and then we can start talking about your path to redemption which tbh, has nothing to do with us. If he’s truly seeking repentance, it’s a personal journey and one that can only be a concern of his victims.

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    I’m not taking his apology. He apologised once before, and then mocked and said then he would do it just for show. Hence, I’m not buying this apology…

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Beanies!
After talking about how great k-dramas are for what feels like forever… my roommate FINALLY caved-in an started watching one. She’s set a high standard for herself by starting with Forest of Secrets. It’s safe to say she’s loving it, and ofc I couldn’t help myself and join along to rewatch it.
Now that she’s got a foot in, I will do my best to make her stay in dramaland! 💪

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    The downside is the expectation that every kdrama is gonna be that good or close to it.

    Forest of Secrets should be the standard but is not the norm.

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      I definitely told her that as well, but she wanted to go straight in.
      I’d recommended some dramas I think are good for beginners. Zippy, addictive and fun to watch. Something like: My Love From Another Star, Healer, WFKBJ, DOTS.

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    Yuyuu that’s so awesome and I’m so jealous!! My roommates never deigned to watch a kdrama with me no matter how much I talked about them…

    Keep us updated on her journey into dramaland!

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      I will definitely try to push her down the rabbit hole!
      Maybe with a bit of chance, I will actually find someone to fangirl with IRL! 😭

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        I’m lucky that my best friend is into kdramas too. Not nearly as much as me but it’s still nice to have someone to squee with in real life!! She indulges me and lets me choose most of the ones we watch together, hehe.

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          That’s so nice!
          I have sisters that also love k-dramas, but we don’t live together and can only fangirl IRL every 3 months when I visit them (we do fangirl over the phone a lot, lol). Everyone else I know isn’t into it 🙁

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    That’s so wonderful! Your roommate is setting the standard high with FoS but there are many gems that she can follow that with. Life on Mars and Trap are some of my favorites from the past year or so. 🙂

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Well thanks to this scene, I’m pretty sure my roommates think I’ve lost it.
But also: Dayuuum Kwon Jung-rok you smooth stud, you!
Cannot wait for next week! 😭



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Because their heart-eyes deserve a post of its own! 😫😍
#pinkupinkucouple



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Okay show. You had me HOLLERING at that parody of Signal. 😂😂😂😂
And SQUEALING at– well, literally everything those pinku pinku fools in love did!
On another note, I really liked how nicely balanced this episode was. I like that the cases are being used to illustrate something about our characters, and move their relationships forward.

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    My heart broke for Ms. Yang this episode. And it also made me appreciate the staff at the law office. They were there for her and that was just awesome.

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This OTP better win a Best Couple awards or something (but it’s TvN 😭).
And I love Oh Yun-seo’s musings. Her self-serving bias is unmatched, but oh so cute and funny!😂

PS: Let’s hope that stalker subplot will be well-handled and doesn’t muddy our rosy universe too much. I’m optimistic.
PPS: How ADORABLE is LDW when he smiles??!


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    I love them better here than Goblin even and I loved them there too. If there was ever a couple I’d real-life ship, it might be them. (But I don’t ship real people.)

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Real Life has been so dreary lately, and as a result I’m in somewhat of a drama-slump.
I only want to watch super duper extra fluffy stuff that won’t require me to think too much.

Reach For Sincerity has therefore been my saving grace, and has brought me so much comfort and happiness week after week. The OTP is so stinkin cute and all the characters are unique and hilarious. I always find myself smiling like an idiot for 1h. 💖😂
Always Law Firm, go go! 💪

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