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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching

Merry whichever-seasonal-festivity-you-celebrate! Hope your end-of-year holiday season has been warm and fuzzy, and that your drama-watching has been happily satisfying. Or maybe you’ve taken a break to spend time with people instead, which is probably a good idea too. Me, well, there’s no curing the addiction, so the dramas play on. –javabeans

 

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Currently recapping: Legend of the Blue Sea, The Lonely Shining Goblin

Hwarang: I wasn’t entirely sure how I felt about the show heading in; I felt tentatively positive after the first episode, although I don’t quite love this kind of jokey period modernization for a sageuk that’s capable of carrying a lot of heart. It’s what a think of as a Shrek-like view of the past, where we have anachronistic modernisms that are meant to be cheeky fun. But I actually found that there was more meat and depth in the second episode, and thought we could do away with the jokey tone entirely, because Park Seo-joon is showing signs of heart-tugging emotion, and the main trio are interesting characters on their own. As for the pre-produced question, I do think it’s safely better than Moon Lovers on the production value front. It isn’t, at least, a hot mess.

Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: This show reminds me of Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho, in a good way, in that both shows took the everyman’s side in the myriad injustices suffered against the corrupt elites of the world, and raised your blood pressure a little while the little guy suffered, but only just enough to make the turnaround really satisfying. Neither show was that complex about the conflict—rich people awful, poor people deserve better—but both shows are great at concocting that gratifying comeuppance.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Nam Joo-hyuk being jealous of Ji-soo was my favorite thing this week, which was a week with a lot of highlights to choose from. Generally Nam Joo-hyuk being jealous is adorable, but what I particularly enjoy about this romantic awakening is that the characters are pretty mature about their reactions to their feelings—they feel things, they communicate with each other, and then they take action. How refreshing is that!

Entourage: There’s an old Korean term that describes constant tribulations as encountering “mountains after mountains,” which, in Entourage’s case, is more like molehills after molehills. Every episode cliffhanger makes me laugh from the extra-dramatic touch, when really, you’re thinking, “Oh this again? Just make the damned movie already. Or not. Whatever!” I may have stood up and done a little cheer when Ho-jin finally told Young-bin off—although, as usual, I expect the show to deflate that situation right away and take care of it in the most anemic way possible.

Father, I’ll Take Care of You: Why did I randomly decide to pick up a fifty-episode weekend drama with a million cast members? I DON’T KNOW. It’s probably mostly because of Park Eun-bin, and a tiny bit because I’ve been eager to see Lee Tae-hwan take on a leading romantic role after sidelining in W and Come Back, Ajusshi, and then the show launched these two into a loveline so immediately that I was suckered in right away. I didn’t know why he was already looking at her with moony calf eyes from Day 1, but I’m eating it all up—especially when they later realize they’re in-laws and he seems extra bummed about it. I don’t even worry about the not-even-that-incestuous relationship because a show this simple and light is going to take care of that problem neatly (I’d bet on birth secret)—it just might take forty episodes. But while I watched all the family stuff at first to get a sense of who’s who (there are too many characters!), I find myself fast-forwarding every other storyline, even Lee Soo-kyung’s.

 

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Currently recapping: Legend of the Blue Sea, The Lonely Shining Goblin

Solomon’s Perjury: The opening was slow, but it’s a thoughtful show with some dark and unusual characters and a compelling mystery, and I expect it to really take off once the students begin to actively investigate their classmate’s death for themselves. As a start, I’m glad that we could connect emotionally to the budding friendship between Kim Hyun-soo and Seo Ji-hoon, because they’re the most familiar to me from previous dramas, and their tentative new friendship was the one bright spot amidst all the darkness at this school. If they can solve the case and survive the rest of high school and graduate as friends, I’ll be a happy camper.

Hwarang: I was a little worried, but you know what, it’s fun and zippy and not really as slapdash as the teasers made it seem. Park Seo-joon is a natural and the story is already engaging right out of the gate, with a good conflict between the two leading boys who cross paths at a crucial juncture (with promise of bromance and angst to come!). I could really do without seeing Sung Dong-il for the millionth time this year though. It’s starting to confuse me, seeing him all week long in concurrent dramas, being nice and then evil and then evil’s doppleganger, in and out of prison in Silla, Joseon, and chased by cops in Seoul. Stop making my drama worlds collide.

Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: Thank goodness for the MERS scare. The narrative ploy was obvious, but I totally didn’t care because it got everyone to forget about appearances and just cut to the heart of their feelings. Their hand-holdy, huggy, kissy-face feelings, all of which were well worth the wait. Sometimes, you just need a little death scare to push you past your fears. And your supposedly debilitating PTSD, apparently. *shrugs* Welp, there’s no backing out of this now, sunbae!

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ‘nuff said.

 

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Currently recapping: Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: After all those heavy episodes with Bok-ju feeling depressed because of Jae-yi, I was happy to see moments where she seemed like her old self, especially with her new oppa, Ji-soo. His humorous cameo this week was exactly what this show needed to jump-start it back to its cheerful spirit. I’ve also decided a jealous Joon-hyung is my favorite type of Joon-hyung. All those meta references to them looking alike, implying that they might be family (part of the Moon Lovers family), were golden!

Hwarang: Kwang-soo was the best part of the pilot episode — I wish he had a longer cameo arc. Goguryeo gets so much love from drama-makers (e.g. Jumong, Ja Myung Go, Sword and Flower), but personally, I think Silla was the more interesting kingdom, socioculturally. So I came in with certain expectations for this drama, but unfortunately, my enjoyment of this adaptation’s modern fusion portrayal of Silla is being marred by my materialistic tendencies to notice Park Seo-joon’s weird rat-nest hair. Typical K-drama addict problems…

 
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KBJ and goblin..

world rocks..

ah!..goblin is such an old soul story...and that bgm..
basically it tells me DOTS cud have been so much more awesome

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Mine too. LOTBS comes a distant 3rd. I'll go out on a limb and say WF is the best show this year. Thus far it has done exceptionally well and everything about the show is ♡☆♡☆♡ !

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"Old soul story", I like that. It's very apt for this show. Of course it literally is about a 900-year old soul (Shin) as well as our Grim Reaper, but the overall tone, especially during the more somber scenes, is very much "old soul".

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Agree with the bgm. They were great. They were literally terrorising the music charts.

In melon real time top 100, four osts from goblin placed on the top 7. While in never music real time top 100, five osts from goblin placed on the top 7.

However I think others might think it's no biggie consider that DOTS could had done even better.

Glad that KBJ doing well, quality wise. I expect nothing less from writer yang hee seung that brings us Oh My Ghostess and Savvy. Looking forward to marathon it after it ends its run.

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N i don't know.. i'm confused..

exactly what is so novel or amazing about Doctor Teacher Kim?
I am going to put my money on no competition for the ratings..

W-Thurs.. i feel really bad for all three dramas..
if compt wasn't that good, LOTBS wud have thrashed ratings..

If KBJ aired another time, it would have def cross 10% (i mean louis did.. and KBJ is far better.. its one of the best dramas of this yr)

And if Geum Bi aired on a weekend slot or some other time.. probably would have garnered more tears..

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I guess coming of age stories hardly get good ratings in the big three. Maybe this is what their audience's don't like to watch.

But I'm still glad that WF's quality did not decrease even if they weren't able to get good enough ratings, they have been consistent with the content. I just hope tje writer, pd, cast and crew get to know that the international fans like the show a lot. Specially a lot of people here at DB so that they are encouraged to make such stories again.

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I just hope the cast and crew of WLFKBJ realize the passion we feel about their drama. It is unfortunate that their ratings were not that great but the true test of a great drama is not by how well it did on the ratings but how much it affected the people who saw it. Personally, I will probably still remember WLFKBJ years from now more than a lot of dramas with higher ratings that I saw this year.

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I've been thinking about RDTK's ratings for like a month now and I really do think the ratings are only super high because of no competition. Now that Hwarang is out, maybe they'll be a shake up? Not that I like Hwarang so far. That being said, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim is a good watch and I don't know why anyone would think otherwise, but to each their own...I guess.....

I have no real problem with WF, I just don't loove it like everyone else does. It's good. Not groundbreaking. Not thrilling. It's a nice campus romance. Everyone in it is cute. That's it.

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Same here, plus the first few episodes are slow. It doesn't really draw you in.

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Honestly the first 2-3 episodes are slow. I checked the first episode and dropped the show and then checked ep 4 because I had nothing else to do and it was so good. The show picks up pace from there but I guess your first episodes should be strong to make viewers stay. Overall I think the show is cute like mentioned above but I like how its not only cute or only fluff. It is actually pretty realistic and deals with many aspects of a students life, not only athletes, I can relate to it as much as the characters.

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RDTK is kinda makjang. That's why though it has high rating not many buzz about it. It's like the typical of weekdays drama in KBS which mostly loved by 30s-40s. I found the romance is a bit unnatural and a bit forced. Somehow I didn't enjoy the romance scenes. But I admit senior actors are doing so well in their roles. Seo hyun jin became type casted for so many times now.

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On its own, I don't really see how RDTK can get over 20% ratings. Then again, if I apply my own rating system to dramas, it would be an entirely different thing altogether. To put things into perspective, I compare it with Doctors which belonged to the same genre and setting.

IMO, Doctors was at best boring and it hit 20% in the last quarter of its run. I didn't like RDTK much at first but thanks to having no dramas to fill my time in between WF, I stuck to it. I had already dropped LOTBS and Goblin prior to picking it up. My guess is that firstly Koreans love medical dramas, secondly RDTK does touch on some interesting social issues and in the light of the current situation in Korea, it probably resonates with them. Even without that as an outsider, I do find the drama interesting enough. It's not great but at least I am still watching.

As for groundbreaking dramas, I can scarcely think of any. I think there's always dramas which aspire to be groundbreaking and that's a good thing. We don't want to see the same old stuff, do we? I'd like to have something different, something extraordinary, to wow me and blow me off my feet. If I am asked to name dramas which are groundbreaking, I run into this problem - how does one define a groundbreaking drama? Examples could help.

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RDTK has pretty smooth writing and clever directing which doesn't jar me from the moment. The cast is solid and chemistry all round. The romance is not irritating like in some dramas. You could or can empathise with their feelings.

I also like it they don't have grandiose delusions doing groundbreaking medical cases or diagnosis. It's a good solid drama. Without the crap that comes with lame writing. I am not saying I am crazy in love with it. However it's a good watch that doesn't make me curse. And as a medical drama and I've watched many- it's not too bad. The doctors are painted as humans vs being written as being so well treated by patients or others. No irritating families so far.

There are so many worse dramas airing now. And it's way better than Doctors which would make the fans curse me. But as a humane drama set in q hospital and showing a doctor's growth? This doesn't gloss over and have the characters stay static. And the romance might be slower but the way 2 consultants were being coy? Made me cringe. Imagine 2 neurosurgeons behaving like that. I don't even see interns behaving like that. If you want go hold hands do it and 2 adults- not being physically demonstrative but being so chaste at that age? Man... at least here it's shown. Rather than hinted like a high school scene.

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Definitely agree! RDTK may not be the best drama out there at the moment, with the best writing but somehow it can keep me entertained enough always to come back excitingly for the next episode. It's pace picked up recently with the advance of the relationship, in which I have to admit that I'm in fact quite fond of the main couple's romance. The cast's acting is really good and the elements of the drama is something that caters to me instead of a campus love drama like WFKBJ which I tend to get bored easily. It's definitely better than Doctor (personal opinions), as it has more plot and storyline flowing in the drama itself, and definitely teaches life lessons throughout.

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I don't think ratings are high just because of weak competition, sure it is a factor but not the only reason. There are plenty of timeslots in the past and recently where all 3 dramas in the same timeslot struggle to even achieve 10% ratings, or any of the 3 dramas staying consistently above 10%.

It shouldn't be assumed that a drama will hit more than 15% or 20% just because the other 2 dramas in the same timeslot are garnering only 5% ratings.

Basically, ratings is a barometer for Korean's preference and their perception of what is worth watching at a given time.

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hmm.. maybe.. but they r already at 17% 18% so prob wud nt hv been so difficult to go beyond 20%

n louis managed 10%+ wid jealousy incarnate airing.. so hopes

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If that were the case then LotBS would have already passed 20‰ since it started at 17. RDTK worked it's way to those numbers, doubling what it initially started with. I don't think it can be simply explained with the reason that no that there was nothing else to watch. Seems more likely that it's connecting with Korean viewers for whatever reason.

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Yep, agreed.

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But that is exactly where weak competition comes into picture..
like for cloud in the moonlight.. straight up 18% as soon as ML verdict was out (that its not nice)..

With doc kim too.. being a medical drama is aBIG PLUS.. rarely med dramas are a flop in SK .. but over and above that.. there is literally no other show to watch..

LOTBS (you are right, there is no definite way to say that the drama would have crossed 20%).. but then had there been zero competition (and it has 2 very strong competitors).. I think it would have had higher probability to go beyond 20%.

But yes, at the end of the day... what could be, would be, should be is immaterial.. what is .... is..

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To add to the competition bit..

i think DOTS also got favoured.. given 20+ .. it managed to go 30+

given come back ajusshi was soo so bad.. ( one side of the story was interesting, the other was super bland.. and overall that drama was just not funny or senti or anything) ..

otherwise it would have had higher chances of maintaining high ratings.. prob even touching 30 based on its content..

But no competition is always a BIG Factor

Best example would be:
GOodbye Mr. Black - bad ratings,
lull in between when DOTS ended.. adn GMB shot up in ratings..

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I actually think Come Back Mister is a solid drama with heart. Having said that, once a hit drama takes off, there is almost no going back and thus the competition stuck in 5% zone.

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Thank you for this. I don't know why there must be people who want to bring down RDTK when it doesn't suit their taste, to saying it has weak competition, it's makjang, loved only by older people and all sort of things to downplay the drama and its ratings success. If that is so, then please explain why other dramas couldn't get the same kind of rating when their slot have ~weak competitions? Why some other ~makjang dramas which seemed to be loved by ~older people couldn't get the same ratings as RDTK?

Sure it is nothing ground breaking but its execution is great. It's good in all 3 departments - good writing, great directing and solid acting.

RDTK is a ratings success because the Korean audience like the drama and it resonates with them. Deal with it.

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saying no competition is a fact!.. not a purposeful distortion of truth to favour an anti RDTK..

facts a fact..

You tell me.. what is novel about RDTK..

it has its pluses for different people as others have listed out.. so stop getting insecure about the drama you like..

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You seem so convinced on what you believe in as fact thus you don't bother to weigh in the replies that tell you the otherwise.

And you seem to apply your own interpretation of what dramas are a "competition" / "non competition" in insisting on "no competition" that made RDTK getting its over 20%.

Look, if it is literally the case of "nothing else to watch", the audience will not tune into the slot and the ratings of the slot would be pretty much even between the 3 airing dramas.

Prior to RDTK airing, the slot's dramas (MLIOH, WWAS, ML) rating range was 7%(lowest) to 11%(highest). RDTK ep. 1 was only 9.5%, but it kept on steadily climbing from each passing episode. 9.5 -> 10.8 -> 12.4 -> 13.8 -> 16.5 -> 18.9 -> 18.8 -> 21.7 (when it finally hit over 20% mark at ep. 8).

It was a gradual climb where more and more viewers are willing to come and tune into the slot for the drama due to its strength and words of mouth. Not an abrupt or a straight up climb due to "no competition".

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This come from not a fan of medical drama : I really love RTDK regardless of less hype, less popular internationally, due to no hallyu stars despite of solid acting from all leads. Something about this drama that I love.

Speaking of competition, Night Light had potential but the writing is off. I was expected Empire of Gold's vibes, but none. I rather rewatch Empire of Gold.

Hwarang just premiered and based in first two episodes, the rating is OK.Let's see about the second week if they will be able to shake up the rating. Sometimes knets are not all about pretty faces.

And yes among the three drama in Mond- Tues : RTDK is the best for now.

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Not yet watching goblin.wanna watch it with my sister.she's been stubborn by watching MLRSH

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Just started Weightlifting Fairy this week and I absolutely LOVED it! girlfriday's comment is spot on ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ hearts all around ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ and then some ♥ ♥ ♥

So glad both leads picked this show. It may not be doing great in Korea but at least it's doing pretty well internationally. Thank god they finally picked decent roles with thoroughly (and adorably) fleshed out characters ♥

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Drat. All the beanies' comments made me start it too and I'm already on ep. 9. So much for getting stuff done over the holiday.

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Yehey! I love how Buk-jo is getting all these love because beanies has been spreading it everywhere!

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Yeah ~ all the rave reviews from beanies got me hooked as well.

Although I started from ep 7. Haha
And now I'm addicted to KBJ

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And i remember actually being disappointed at NJH's casting and many people being sceptical of LSK being a WF. But it all turned out so well. NJH is acing this role. This one was made for him and LSK is already good and is even good enough at being a Weightlifter.

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it feels so weird to look back on how much skepticism (me included) there was before weightlifting fairy aired, and then see how much love it's received now.

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Yes. I was one of those skeptic ones especially when I saw stills for the promo. I love both LSK and NJH but I thought the show would be a silly story. Fast forward to 12 episodes later, I'm a mess for always wanting another rewatch of all 12 episodes. I am about to watch episode 1 again as I'm typing. I'm actually trying out different devices; laptops, TVs.. I mean they all have different resolutions and settings so I'm checking to see which one enhances NJH's handsome face the best. I need it for motivation. After all I have tons of work to do on a holiday.

Cheers everyone! *sobs*

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Oh I am completely ruined right now! Can you help me to find download link with HD resolution?! I can't get enough of bok joo and jun hyoung!

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I just rewatched from episode 1 ??!!! This is a first for me. In 10 years of watching dramas, I have never rewatched a show while it's still airing. I'm thinking this might be the drama of the year for me, which is a surprise cause I wouldn't have watched it without the prompting of my dear beanies. I agree with what y'all are saying. The casting is spot on and pretty much everyone shines in this drama.
Lee Sung Kyung is everything in this show. I love that she has a role where she gets to be strong and lovable. Don't get me wrong, I loved her as Beak In Ha but I was worried she'd start to get type cast as a surly second lead after being in Doctors. WF has got me excited about her career and I can't wait to see what else she does!
This show has given me so many feels. I love how the secondary characters are set up and all the themes they exploring. Crossing my fingers that it continues strong till the end!

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Count me embarrassed to be one of the original skeptics and now over-the-moon with Weightlifting Fairy. My problem was with the slender and non-muscular Lee Sung-Kyung as a serious weight-lifter. I was one of those seriously buff weightlifters at Gold's Gym many years ago and I was slim too - but with serious muscles from overall lifting. The type of dead-lifts that KBJ is doing requires a very different build and truly bulging forearm, bicep, deltoids, traps, thighs, calves. I judged the drama unfairly for the first two episodes and then I fell HARD down the rabbit hole into love. Oh my oh my oh my what a wonderfully sweet and honest story this is..and we are falling in love at the same pace as our OTP.
Weightlifting Fairy just couldn't be better. I love being wrong and then admitting it. That's all.

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I was actually a skeptic too! Which is why it took me this long to binge the show. The skepticism was mostly coming from the overall ambiance of the teasers, which felt a lot like Doctors did--which is a good thing really because I loved the aesthetics of the show but the drama was too much of a let down for it to remind me of anything good. Liked LSK and NJH ever since but they didn't have histories of picking good roles for themselves either. All the characters they played before this drama felt too one dimensional.

So it's probably fine that we didn't trust the show at first, because there were a LOT of factors that weighed in. The important thing is to spread, spread, and SPREAD THE ~LURVE~ so it gets the recognition it deserves <3

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Did my list yesterday in OT but really wanted to discuss this web drama.

7 First Kisses - next ep 7, Taec's was a 16 ep chaebol drama in 10 minutes. Can't wait to see what happens with our, in story and out of story, beloved actor. And them Lee Min Ho. I choose before the series based on character profiles. I said Park Hae Jin or Lee Jinki.

Reminder: I didn't know her life changed with each new guy. I thought the stories would weave somehow into her life and the people would be real.

Like she would be drinking at a café and just be like "church oppa it's been so long."

And Taec would be like, "hi Soo Jin. Haven't seen you since elementary school. My dad earned chaebol status and I'll inherit."

PHJ had always been her boss, not a new one. But was a semi nice boss of 3-4 years. Which is what they did in the dream. But I want him to really be her boss, walk up and be like "do you want to on a date? I've been interested but didn't want to come across unprofessional. So I waited until we were accustomed to each other."

And with LJS there could be a neighborhood love pentagon. LJK Church oppa, LJS acting oppa, OTY chaebol classmate, and Kai cute underclassmen. They all went on to do these things. - then PHJ would be the odd one out because he can't break into their group like R97.

My choices
My problem with dongsaeng was can he meet me equal mentally, emotionally, socially, and financially. Seems Kai is a performer he may meet the second 2 demands.

My problem with our new chaebol was that a friend fell into money. Possibly the family who knew her as a child wouldn't be fully chaebol. But that they could be snooty and I wouldn't be having that. Then, it turns out not to be a person she knew previously. And it's a classic chaebol interaction. No thank you.

My problem with Ji Chang Wook was a mix. I thought it was too dangerous to be worth a kiss. And now that I know her life changes and her former agent status us been revealed, it's decided. It's a strong no.

My problem with Lee Jong Suk is dating a star. Never getting privacy. Getting asked so many questions. Losing your own identity. He's cute but not worth it.

All in all, on paper and considering the story portrayed in changing her life - my top choices as of now
•LJK
•PHJ
•Kai (surprised myself)
• maybe, bigggg maybe LJS, because netizens might not be that bad

But still the first 2 seem the most comfortable and yet edgy.

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I'm finishing up Go Ho's Starry Night. Now that's a harem drama done right!!!

Now I can go back to Man in Our House on a KYK high again.

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LotBS - I hope after that kiss we'd get a better confession out of JY cause really Chung needs to hear words. Action speaks louder is the say but Chung needs to hear it so do I you foool.

Goblin - For spoilers sake I won't say much but ugh that ending...

Hwarang - I dont really watch Saeguks but Park Seojoon made me want to see it. Episode 2 broke my heart and I am rooting for our hero and am invested in his story. So hope it only gets better from here.

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I think this is the first time that I'm watching so many ongoing dramas at once. With Weightlifting Fairy (my lifeline), LOTBS, Goblin, Hwarang, and Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, I almost have a drama to watch everyday, and absolutely no time to breathe!
Not that I'm complaining though. I didn't choose the drama life, the drama life chose me.

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I'm just satisfied with my drama dosage this year! And this week's episode was full of kisses ? after the drunken week we had. ☺️

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Omg, Javabeans...I started watching Father, I'll Take Care of You this week for reasons unknown to me, too! I feel exactly the same way as you do, and I just started fast forwarding through to get to the PEB and LTH scenes. They are just too adorable. I honestly thought I'd like Lee Soo Young and Kim Jae Won more before I started the drama, but now that I'm watching, not so much.

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The libraryyyyyyyyyyy...! ♥

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I've been meaning to watch it too since I caught a snippet of a library scene on Youtube but then I though is 50 episode commitment worth it? Is it?

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You'd probably have to check it out yourself. There are really a lot of characters and some that I personally can't stand at all. If you find something that you like about the show (like Taehwan + Eunbin's characters/relationship) then you can always skip the parts you don't want to see lol

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And that height difference ??? They are too cute together. I initially started for Eun Bin too, but I'm continuing for their interactions! I want moreee

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Yes, the library scene was so good. Never thought height difference can be employed that way.

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I am not ashamed to admit I watched the library scenes more than once. So ridic but I totally loved it. And of course she had to pick up Anne of Green Gables!

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I always rewatch their scenes on YouTube lol #noshame

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The library feelz~~
I was guarded against being invested in a 50 eps series, especially when it's at the beginning of its airing. Anywho, I am falling slowing yet deeply for the otps. I enjoy their banter and also simultaneously ardently wish they would smush their faces together all the time.

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...the kimchi making scene got me swooning, oddly enough!!! But yes, that library bodyguard moment was pretty damn awesome!

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LOL jb sounds like my sis, she started FITCOY for Lee Tae-hwan too and she's like "Why is he so in love with her already? Why is he so obvious? Why is he bummed they're in-laws? Why are they so cute???" Followed by "They're moving too fast. What's gonna happen next? Can't they spread the cute out so we don't get 40 eps of angst and separation later?"

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LOL those are some serious questions I'd be asking if I weren't so blinded by Lee Tae-hwan's swoony character moments.

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I watched Goblin, Oh My Geumbi and planning to watch Solomon perjury.
I also watch C-drama Evil Minds. The story is great. The twist on season 1 was great Fang Mu showed that genius criminal profiller is also a human
Waiting someone upload Evil Minds 2

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I've only managed to watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo. I'm glad it has delivered quality so far despite the fierce competition, like every week new favorite episode(s) for me. So sad it's coming toward the end; I could already feel the withdrawal.

I'm ready to watch Goblin's two new episodes, just that I'm at my man's parents' place for Christmas and being present with them is priority. I like this show well enough, but I've always wanted to enjoy it more. It has beautiful moments which are enhanced by cinematography and music, it also makes me laugh out loud organically, but sometimes something doesn't feel quite right... I wonder whether it has to do with the writing - the bride's character, the overly cheesiness disguised as overly cheerfulness, and the show is often draggy too. I'm not entirely sure how to explain this :D

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I think i feel you. i thoroughly enjoy goblin for its humor, the bromance, osts and cinematography, but there's just something that feels quite not right as if i'm always missing out on something important but then again i've never skipped any part of this show.

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[b]First of all Merry Christmas to all the Beannie's!!![/b]

This days i'm so happy as i have something to watch almost every Day!!!
Romantic Doctor Kim,Weightlifting Fairy and Goblin are my addictions this season!!!I'm also watching Legend Of The Blue Sea but i'm not so into it like the other 3 mentioned

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Princess WeiYoung: Finished this one up. Solid C-Drama but a little repetitive.

Weightlifting: It's getting better and better as it goes on. Hope this drama successfully allows both leads more diverse opportunities in the future. I loved Age of Youth but this show is more grounded. I actually see kids and young adults deal with the pressures from adults and burn out on things they used to love so it just resonates more.

Married for a Job: J-Drama. Nice easy watch and the use of silence during conversations instead of overused OSTs is much appreciated.

Goblin: I struggle with this one. I love the tone and look and I was so much looking forward to this story. I'm two behind episode wise and I will continue it but ever since a beanie mentioned that not a lot happens until the last 10 minutes, I've noticed how often that is right. (Again I'm only through episode 5.) Oddly, the thing that bothers many others...the age stuff... doesn't bother me so much.

Rom Dr: I am officially dropping it at episode 5. Glad others are enjoying it.

Question for anyone watching the Tailor Shop weekend drama. I watched the first 8 or so episodes...is it worth continuing? I usually watch one or two 50 episode dramas a year.

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Laurel Tree Tailors gets really better after episode 12-13. Now I'm totally hooked, and loving it every single episode.

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I watch Laurel Tree Tailors religiously with my parents. I just love everything about this show and I love how this show is just so heartwarmingly sweet. Honestly speaking, it's not the most fast-paced or unique family weekend drama, but it has so many endearing characters all loaded with their own quirks, and you can just tell that everyone on the show is having so much fun. I think the show really picks up after episode 15 when the main couple (Jin-Shil Couple) start showing more chemistry with one another. Give it a chance!!

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I dropped RDTK since episode 6. The story development moved too slow while the romance, don't know... I don't feel anything about hoobae continiously force his loves for the girl. I watched the kiss scene but it was too directed that less feels. I enjoy bromance of Goblin more. And hopefully they stay awesome till end.

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I finished marathoning Gods Gift 14 days, I've been reading good reviews on this drama on DB so I decided to give it a try and i was hooked I couldn't blink while watching, but I don't get why Dong Chan has to die they revealed everything so why is either him or Si Byul still has to die, also they didn't show how he dies can he drwan in that lake and Soo Hyun was there she can help, and how did she take Si Byul from him! And i wanted to see the secretary and the president son being disgraced in public, at least the writer saved SB.

Goblin episode 7 this week was slow and also LOTBS episode 11 no major progress in both shows, specially the legend i was bored.

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Weight lifting fairy and Goblin are my only current dramas. I love, love WLF, Goblin on the other hand... I enjoy it while I'm watching it, but I don't look forward to it or think about it afterwards. It's well acted and produced, it just evaporates like fairy gold. :-) Weightlifting Fairy really surprised me. I almost didn't start watching it, but I'm glad I did. The DB recaps sold me!

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Goblin: Still enjoying it, though I just couldn't get fully invested in the story. But I do wish the team understand that sometimes less is more. Those extra minutes could use tighter editing to make the flow better.

Solomon's Perjury: I'm optimistic that it'll be a really good drama. Rather than the whodunit mystery, actually I was more intrigued by the web of relationships between all those students and their family.

Hwarang: I ended up checked out the first 2 eps and surprisingly, I enjoyed it a lot.

As an avid fan of writer Kim Eun-hee, it surprised me to realize I still haven't watch her debut drama. So I checked Royal Villa and almost couldn't believe the fact that it was a comedy. (How come she never wrote another comedy after that?) Lee Bo-young is awesome and Shin Ha-kyun's comedic timing is gold. But with this many new dramas coming up, I'll have to put it on a back burner for now.

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With regard to Solomon's Perjury, I don't think it's a whodunnit drama at all. From both the title and how the plot is moving, it seems very obvious who the "culprit" is. There are just some other loose ends to tie up. I'm also optimistic that it'll be good. At the moment it's the only Kdrama I'm watching.

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Javabeans, I watched first two episodes of Father when it started airing and loved the two as well.... unfortunately the rest annoyed me too much and I dropped it (sorry, no time for ff).
I'm still liking "Golden Pouch" though.

Started "We Married as a Job" this week and it's such a cute story about a contract marriage! Already on ep 6 :--)
And I find the nerdy Hiramasa quite attractive 8--)

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Heartless City/Cruel City: 20/20
This one was hard to finish, especially the last 3 episodes which seem to have suffered of a change in the production: the scenes were cut more and more short, the transitions between scenes were more and more steep.
I'm not sure it was still the same PD because the actors themselves seemed to be either tired or lost about what to do, as if nobody was here to direct them. Also plot holes were everywhere.
All those problems came to weigh on a drama which was already seriously damaged by its writing. The last 10 episodes had the characters mostly running in circles, without motivation, or character development. So when the big deaths happened at the end, i couldn't care less even for the characters i liked. It should have happened earlier, when the stakes were still high. When your characters have promised one hundred times to kill each other without even trying seriously, you will end losing all credibility.

However, I'm happy that the female characters survived better than the male: they were treated so badly all along the drama, it was the only comfort to hope for them.

I don't know what to make of the fact that the romance was very secondary. It worked well for this story but only because of the lack of a real heroine. Soo Min was never credible in this role, and the writer never tried to hide that he didn't like the character and/or the actress, and therefore wasn't going to giver her a chance to shine. Her love for Jung Shi Hyun was clearly one sided, and it made her look very miserable (even without considering that Hyung Min already rejected her quite brutally).
That's why i still think that Kyung- Mi should have been the lead: she had a better personality, better writing, better actress and in the end the only love triangle that would have make sense, based on the characters' backgrounds and past is the one between her, the Doctor's Son and Hyung Min.
Maybe one day, a remake will do justice to this story...

Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: 14/20
I don't know why this show is only low key good despite everything it brings each week on the table. But i'm just able to say i enjoy it, never that i adore it even when its at its best like this week. I come back every week but i'm not sure if i can recommend it.
I love how Seo jung's evolution: her new confidence and independence feels so right and good for her and for the show, and honestly this development is so much more rewarding that the bland romance that the writer is trying to sell with Dong Joo.
It's maybe because i don't like him, but i can not root for this ship: i can see the sexual chemistry but that's all. This couple don't spark for me the emotion and excitation that make the slow steps of a developing relationship created to become an otp, excruciatingly frustrating and fulfilling at the same time.
On the contrary, the friendship between Master Kim and nurse Oh....

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Yup. For Dr. Kim and Nurse Oh. Nope for Seo Jung and Dong Joo. I feel Dr. Kim and nurse Oh romance is more romantic naturally than the young couple. The young couple is trying too hard to look romantic that turns awkward or unnatural. Not sure because of the actors or the scripts.

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I really shipping Master Kim and Nurse Oh, but why sometimes show hinted that Nurse Oh with Manager Jang?hmm

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"But while I watched all the family stuff at first to get a sense of who’s who (there are too many characters!), I find myself fast-forwarding every other storyline, even Lee Soo-kyung’s."

LOL this is exactly how I'm watching 'Father I'll take care of you'!! It's my second time venturing into weekend drama, the first being Smile You (which is pretty hard to beat on my list).

I actually have no idea why I decided to watch it...I just clicked at random and got sucked right it as soon as Lee Tae-hwan appeared on screen. That kid is adorable! Loved him in both King of Savvy, and Pride and Prejudice. I had no idea he was in this drama, but as soon as I saw him playing the swoony dude, there was no turning back really. The drama as a whole doesn't do much for me in all honesty, but Lee Tae-hwan's loveline is sweet and candid enough to keep me watching, even if I do keep a finger on FF. I'll see how long it lasts before it gets real frustrating - by which point I'm bound to drop it in a flash. For now though, it's an easy watch with a lot help from ff.

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Hey fellow beanies,

Question: Has anybody here watched C-drama, 'Nirvana in Fire'? If so, would you recommend it? And for what reason. It's a pretty lengthy drama, so I wanted to get some perspective before starting on it. Many thanks! x

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Haven't watched but many c drama fans say it's a must watch. Apparently one of the best. I'm giving it a try once I have the time.

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I started on ep 1 of Nirvana and was turned by the bad CGI and it was slow... didn't compell me to continue. That said, I so heard a lot of good things about it so I may pick it up again when I feel like it later on.

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100% recommended,
disclaimer : the early 5 episode may confused people because they assumed you already understand the introduction (as in watch the 15 minutes trailer or know the book setting) but it's a drama you'll rewatch when it ends,

I hope that's convincing enough,
the CGI only for the beginning cause the setting is so gorgeous

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1001% recommended! The plot is great and the build up awesome. The twists and surprises are da bomb! I especially like how the women characters and villains are written in this show. Layered, interesting and complex.

I have a thing against loud, gaudy and opulent Chinese drama period sets. They assault my senses. But the ones in Nirvana In Fire are breathtaking, not to mention the costumes too. Subtle yet detailed and very tasteful.

I didn't watched it when its popularity was raging like wildfire. I never liked Chinese period dramas and when I first saw the trailer, I thought it looked awfully boring. Truth be told, the first couple of eps were slow. Then something happened around ep 3 and immediately it caught my attention. From there, it was crazy binging on the drama day and night. I think I took a week to finish 54 eps though the eps were 45 mins each. I know people who finished in half a week.

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I was so confused for 5 eps, got hooked by ep. 20. I had this 'all asian look alike' moment, I couldnt tell the difference between several characters. I thought they drink too much tea. However, when I finished NIF, I thought it was very very good. I had a severe withdrawal. Kept listening to the OST. Searching for BTS on youtube. And Hu Ge was my new crush.

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Thank you for this. I actually watch quite a few Chinese historicals, and I heard so many wonderful things about this drama. However, I was just lost and getting the characters mixed up. I have to give this one another go.

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I seldom like to watch c-drama com the older ones are really slow, but this show is something that I decided to try out after reading about it here at drama beans, I was hooked.

The first episode is a bit confusing and slow, but once you get over that, every single episode is just so addictive. It is an intellectual show balanced with the right amount of fighting scenes. Romance is present but doesn't overshadow the revenge and all the scheming.

I've been telling friends and relatives about this show.
I've also started watching other c dramas.

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You can never get enough Sung Dong-il girlfriday ?, but yeah the whiplash is there haha.

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Well, I'm really into J-dramas now, just finished "Career" with my lovely Chiaki-senpai and love it.

"We married as a job" is pure gold, and I'm sad it's over by now.

I started to watch "Jimi ni sugoi" but I cannot find subtitles after the 4th episode and the waiting is killing me, because is such a good drama!

"Doctor Kim" is very good, but I always have this feeling that I watching some recicled plot of Grey's Anatomy. Seriously, there are even some scenes that are just the same! - GA's die hard fans will know and reconize them.

"Kim Bok-joo" is my cotton candy, my love, my everything. I love this show too much for my own sake.

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Is 'We married as a job' really over? I thought it's only 10 eps, but my friend says it's not. I'm confused.

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It's 11 episode but I think the sub out till ep 10,

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Come across this video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xMqncW00pV8

Omoooo Bok Jooo yaaaa~~~~ :D :D

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I watched the episodes of 7 first kisses coz it's Christmas so cheesiness is excused, plus I was curious. And surprisingly, the episode I suspected would be most awkward (Kai), actually turned out to be most decent. His acting wasn't bad. PHJ looked all manly, and LJK one was very cheesy. Taecyeon episode was just a parody of Secret Garden and 10 other K dramas. JCW was being JCW and reprising Healer and K2.

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I'm watching 7 Kisses because I love the main & most of the guys.

But same! I was concerned about Kai's episode. He surprised me. Idk if it's because the ridiculousness of the story has caught up with me but I didn't cringe as much on his as I did on some of his acting sunbaes'

Taec's was everything I wanted after the preview and more.

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Hahaha! Totally feeling the SDI being in all my dramas and shifting worlds. =P

Legend of the Blue Sea: Great week for this show and I loved how hilarious the mind-reading turned out once it became a constant non-stop steady stream of bombarding thoughts for JJ. XD Better kiss the girl to shut her up. LOL

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo: Love love love this show sooooo much!! Jisoo puppy being the cameo this week was the highlight for ep. 11!! How I love these bros and seeing jealous JH!! And ep. 12 is so squeal-worthy with BJ finally realizing her feelings. Those kisses at the end!! I love how this couple actually shares thoughts openly and would talk to each about their feelings instead of denying everything, getting angry, or sulking on their own. So refreshing!!! Love NJH and LSK in these roles and all those initial doubts have been erased. These characters were made for them!

7 First Kisses: I continue to LOL when the usual drama troupes appear in this series. I'm looking forward to LJS next!!

Hwarang: PSJ is already killing this role and LKS's cameo stabbed me in the heart. The second ep was better than the first, and I'm definitely gonna hang around to watch.

Love Through A Millennium II (aka Shuttle Love Millennium) C-drama: The plot is getting interesting and I continue to love Wei Daxun in this dual role. I'm very curious what will happen if someone were to acquire all 3 jade pieces. Also, what is the connection between the past families and the modern day families in relation to the jade, the wine, and the time-travelling.

Miss In Kiss T-drama: Just watching it completely for the sake that I've always enjoyed this story and have pretty much seen all the adaptations of the manga except for Thai version.

I think there's too much going on for me right now and I'll have to watch Goblin later. The random clips here and there will tide me over for now till I have time to marathon it later. XD

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Re: Miss in Kiss

Is it as bad as everyone on MDL seems to think?

I'm only watching 1 ep a week. I have ep 3 tomorrow. And haven't found anything annoying yet. This is coming from someone who adored the Thai, didn't mind the Japanese 1996, and plans to rewatch the Korean (so I can analyze with more knowledge).

My order goes
1) Anime
2) Thai
3) Japanese 2013
4) Taiwanese

Can't decide between Korean & 1996 for no. 5. I was kinda hoping Taiwanese 2016 would at least place there.

I haven't completed the manga and was disappointed to find out the Indonesian wasn't a true remake.

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What's MDL? ^^

I'm actually finding it hard to track down video sources for this T-drama adaptation since I don't have Line TV in my country. Are you watching the weekly 1 1/2 hour eps, or the trio of 1/2 eps every week? I'm watching the trio version and saw ep 1-8 so far since I haven't found a watchable ep 9 for me yet.

I became curious about the Thai version and I'm watching it now. I already see obvious deviations from the manga, but I quite like the cast and the changes don't bother me. Still watching, so I can't rate this yet. First time watching Thai drama, so I'm trying to get used to the language. =)

I loved the T-drama with Joe and Ariel. That was a classic and I enjoyed both parts tremendously.

I also liked the J-drama 2013 both parts since the leads are so cute and I think they fit the main characters well.

I didn't like the J-drama 1996 one that much.

I thought the K-drama was okay though I would rank this after the old T-drama and J-drama 2013.

I read the manga, which I tend to do after watching at least one drama adaptation since I wanna know what was the original author/artist's ideas. I really liked the anime as well since it portrayed even more than the manga, showing us their life as a couple with Kotoko bearing a child.

For the T-drama 2016, I would put it behind all of the above versions for now except the J-drama 1996. I know some people like that old version, but I prefer the cast and plot of the 2013 one instead for J-drama. Maybe the 1996 seems too harsh and violent for me? LOL

I haven't watched the Indonesian one. Was it good? And why wasn't it a true adaptation? I see the Thai one taking liberties to change some of the plot, so I'm just curious about Indonesian version.

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So I dropped Goblin after ep4.

If someone can do a compilation of Gobin and Grim Reaper's shenanigans, I'll watch it.

I got worn out by Eun Tak's effervescence. I liked Kim Go Eun a lot in CITT. I don't know exactly what's the problem here. To me, it's definitely not the age gap. Or is it? I think the problem lies in the writing and her interpretation.

Then there's that perennial problem in every episode, will she pull out Goblin's sword? It feels like Groundhog Day to me. The only thing I am interested in right now is finding out Grim Reaper's story.

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I dropped Goblin after episode 4 for probably the same reason as you. Only reading recaps and watching scenes with the Grim Reaper and nothing else.

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Watching

Solomon's Perjury: Pretty good IMO. It's getting very decent ratings for a drama headlined by a child actress (1.7% for ep3), though I must admit that the supporting cast is awesome (Jo Jae-hyun and Ahn Nae-sang). The school management really drives me mad because of their shamelessness at trying to maintain their own interests. Joori too, for denying her obvious involvement in the letters. I'm pretty sure she's responsible for the "perjury". I'm curious at how they are going to stretch the rest of the drama because there's really just the investigation and the trial left.

Candle in the Tomb: A well produced drama with the same production crew as the much lauded Nirvana in Fire and Ode to Joy (both of which I failed to finish). Scared the hell out of me with some of its scenes. In any case, it's so much better than that crap DMBJ drama. Not liking Joe Chen in her role, but I hope the drama itself will stay consistent.

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Agree! Solomon's Perjury is the only drama I'm dedicated to watch these days. It's seems like a nice legal-thriller sort of drama, especially with students taking things into their own hands. I hope more people can take notice of how good the premise is and try to watch few episodes of it.

I feel like there is something more to the story than what we know. Each episode is surprising me and pushing me to watch more.

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I never thought I would say this, but this week I watched Subways save a life!!!! Goblin did something others could only strive to do. #teamsubwaysforever #butreallywhy

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The Subway PPL in Goblin was getting excessive and unnecessarily long. It's really distracting in the last 2 eps.

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It cannot beat Subway PPL in K2 though. Lol

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Am I the only dinosaur who can't figure out some initialisms of drama titles that are strife in the comments sections? I figured out Legend of the Blue Sea. Dots has become a popular acronym. Other than that, all I see are jumbled letters. It distracts me and I ended up not bothering what drama they are referring to. This is just me ofcourse. No offence to other commentors who prefer acronyms and initialisms. Im just a lazy dinosaur who don't bother with word puzzles.

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Acronym Dyslexia?

Laziness is the primary reason why I use acronyms. Typically, it's the first letter of each word in the title. Sometimes, we get variations but still, it never gets out of hand.

Do you have the same problem with actors' names in acronym?

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Yes, same problem with actors' names. Unless they are within context, then I can handle them better. Say we are talking about Running Man, YJS and KJK are immediately understood.

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*if. Not unless? Grammar dyslexia.

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Ah I see...then could it be that your problem is that you aren't watching enough K dramas :P?

In a thread like "What We Are Watching", the dramas mentioned are usually current ones. So you have that as a context so the acronyms should be manageable. In Open Thread where people talked more about past dramas then the number of dramas which could be discussed become many more. However, I noticed that most beanies will automatically switched to spelling the title in full. It's almost like an instinct.

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Yes I don't watch all dramas on air as I have a specific taste and I don't have the extra time. I guess the acronyms and initialisms will matter to those who understand them. Some people have a writing style online. Although I wish it wasn't that way. Visual preference.

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I think you can ask about it to the original commenter ^_^

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:). I guess if I really want to know, I may.

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IMO most of the time you're only going to look for dramas you are already watching so the acronyms will come naturally. But in the case of dramas like Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (I hope I got it right), there are people who write WF and people who write KBJ which is pretty confusing. Personally I never start with acronyms unless I'm in the drama's recap thread. It's a good habit to write the title in full before switching to acronyms.

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You are not the only one.
When I see a sentence like XXX and XXX were so cute together in XXX it reminds me of a history test that I had to do in school many many years ago.

"Fill in the blanks:
In the year of ... ... died"

The titles are often not so much a problem but the names! I just know to many of them and when XXX is out of context I could fill it with a dozen names.

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Finally watching few best dramas of this year Signal, Dear My Friends, Mirror of the Witch and W, rest all I was already done with.

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I just wanna say that I agree with JB that Romantic Doctor is sooo similar and reminds me of Neighborhood Lawyer. Teacher Kim and Mr Jo just oozes same aura, have own principles that they indirectly/directly preaches to the people surrounding them. I'm happy that somebody is sharing the same sentiment as me heee ☺️

Merikuri to those celebrating and happy holiday!

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Seriously, Sung Dong-il is everywhere! >< Appa is probably working hard 'cause he has 3 kids to send to school. Thank you pre-produced drama for making that possible.

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Kim Bok Joo and Goblin are my LIFE right now!!!

(Agree with the Song Dong-Il roles...omg, he's in everything this year!! I'm so confused).

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My most favorite kdramas right now :

(1) RDTK - little romance with hospital politics, the good against the bad, medical ethics and humanity.

(2) WFKBJ - fluffy, warm-hearted with no villains sighted (haha). A delightful and destress-ing watch just like SKL.

(3) Goblin - I'm still neutral on this show n still don't feel any chemistry from the main OTP (gal acting cute to an uncle), more interested in the Reaper's plotline , their past life/reincarnation and I'm kinda worried that fantasy drama of this kind might end up having an open-ending again.

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I'm not currently addicting with any kdrama, although I watched most of kdrama like RTDK, WFKBJ, Goblin,Our Gab soon, & Father I'll Take Care of You.

Done with Princess Wei Young (C-drama), so searching for another Chinese historical drama. If Korean sageuk continue to make me boring, I may stay with Chinese historical drama. At the moment, I am watching Stay With Me because there is Wang Kai. No one can resist him ??

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General and I starting in January. Hear mixed things about Angelababy but if the story is solid, I'll give it a go. DF has got it.

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Aside from Goblin (which is decent), many of the current dramas have been disappointing and feels uninspired and pretty much "meh". My quota of flower boy/princes shower scenes have been exceeded this year. Here's hoping for the next batch of shows!

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"I could really do without seeing Sung Dong-il for the millionth time this year though. It’s starting to confuse me, seeing him all week long in concurrent dramas, being nice and then evil and then evil’s doppleganger, in and out of prison in Silla, Joseon, and chased by cops in Seoul. Stop making my drama worlds collide."

100% agree!! I'm happy that the actor is getting all kinds of work, But, like you said gf, seeing him all week long in concurrent dramas....It's Just TOO MUCH!

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Goblin - The most beautiful drama in terms of cinematography and bgm and story-wise, it is compelling as well.

Hwarang- Started watching it because of Park Seo Joon. Expected it to be romance comedy drama and I found out that it also has more serious tone as well which is more my type. Anyway, in love with Moo Myung.

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HEY DRAMABEANS!

IS IT TRUE THAT WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY KIMBOKJOO EP 14 WILL BE CANCELLED DUE TO THE MBC ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS?? *mentally breaking down*

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