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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching

It’s the last What We’re Watching of the year! This week was probably a trial of patience for those of you live-watching shows that got pre-empted for year-end awards ceremonies, though it was probably great if you’re a fan of year-end ceremonies. I like awards… but I always feel a little bereft when my dramas get bumped for any other kind of programming. In any case, hope your year was a good one, and see you on the other side! –javabeans

 

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

Entourage: It’s over, it’s finally over! I actually enjoyed the last episode, even though it didn’t feel like we’d really gone anywhere except a year forward, where everyone was still the same person. Where the finale felt like an improvement was in returning to a lighter tone, with a focus on the friendships, and the rest of the show would have been better if it had preserved that good-natured sensibility instead of going for Big Drama all the time, which didn’t work when the stakes were so minor. Ideally, the show would have highlighted a particularly important, eventful year for this group—but I left thinking that the next year of their lives would probably be just like the one they finished. (That’s not a Season 2 request!)

Hwarang: My dad (fan of the faithful traditional sageuk, the boringer the better) told me he was looking forward to Hwarang for the historical accuracy, and it was Christmas so I didn’t burst his bubble. I, on the other hand, am looking forward to the goofy Hwarang antics now that they’re all assembled (more or less)—although, doesn’t the drama seem more like something out of a feel-good high school football movie than a historical warrior drama? You know, the kind of story where a talented boy from the wrong side of the tracks clashes with the uppity boys on the elite prep school team, and rivalries and bromance ensue as he leads the team in winning the championship? With swords!

Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: This couple is so cute, now that they’re on the same page and out in the open about their feelings—or, at least open with each other, since they’re attempting (badly) to hide it from everyone else. Seo Hyun-jin’s embarrassment cracked me up every time Yoo Yeon-seok blurted “I love you” to get a rise out of her, and I love that he said it both because he meant it and because he enjoyed her jittery reactions.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Despite only getting one episode, it was so heart-warming and satisfying that I think it’ll carry me over till next week. I loved Bok-ju being jealous for once, and Joon-hyung’s reaction to it, both the perplexed desire to make things right and the relief when he realized what was causing it. These two are gonna get such a ribbing from everyone when their relationship is outed (which can’t be long, when they’re so ineffectual at hiding their giddiness), and I’ll have my popcorn ready.

Father, I’ll Take Care of You: I’m all caught up, just in time to be really sad about it! I can cope better with the other shows pre-empting because those are dramas that are chock-full of hourlong cuteness and/or story development. But I’m watching Father, I’ll Take Care of You for only a few storylines (fine, mostly just the one), so even though I’ve mostly stopped fast-forwarding, this week feels extra sparse on material. On the upside, I do think that the characters are starting to lose some of their abrasive edges as we start their growth trajectories and work through issues. I’m curious to see how the cousins-switched-at-birth deal with the discovery, although I think they’ll handle it much better than their parents. And Kim Jae-won’s intense revenge storyline kinda sticks out like a sore thumb in this cheerful drama, but I find it so out of place that it’s hilarious. Still, Sung-joon and Dong-hee are what keeps me going.

 

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

Hwarang: I burst out laughing when Park Seo-joon took that football and ran towards the wrong goal like a fool. This show is silly, but I’m entertained and I’m connecting with the three leads, so I plan to keep watching. I wasn’t expecting for Go Ara and Park Seo-joon to be faux siblings, but the setup works okay, and the friendship with Lee Kwang-soo goes a long way in establishing the hero’s motivation for pretty much everything. I’m eager for Hwarang training to begin though, because I find it amusing that the hero might be popular against his will.

Solomon’s Perjury: For a 12-episode series, they sure did take their time in setting up the trial. I want the pace to pick up, but I’m interested in the mystery and all the morally gray characters at this school, so that’s carrying me for now. I just wish it were directed better, because imagine this story with an ominous, suspenseful directorial style!

Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: We had frolicking puppies in love in both Romantic Doctor and Weightlifting Fairy this week, so despite getting only one episode of each, there was more than enough cheer to tide me over. I was so happy for Yoo Yeon-seok when he got to just be giddy and in love, and so proud when he showed off his fancy Teacher Kim–style surgical skills. It was a good week for grasshopper.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: I totally melted when Nam Joo-hyuk bundled Lee Sung-kyung up in the snow and begged her to take care of herself, like his world would end if she got hurt. Kyaa. And of course the jealousy was adorable—maybe not quite as awesome as Nam Joo-hyuk being jealous of Ji-soo—but it was still pretty freaking cute. Their relationship is just so delightfully normal, but like the cutest possible version of normal you could get.

 

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: I don’t know why it took me so long to start this, but I finally marathoned through the available episodes — all thirteen of them — over the holidays. Like so many others, I’m officially toast when it comes to our main couple, and I kid you not, my heart started fluttering from the second episode on, when Joon-hyung started giving Bok-ju those looks. While their budding romance is one of the best things ever, I also love that the show gives its dues to the friendships between our young athletes, along with their complicated relationships with their families. It’s such a gem of a drama, I’m sad that there are only a few more episodes left.

Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: It was pretty funny to see Dong-joo and Seo-jung flailing about in their new relationship while simultaneously trying to “hide” their status from a suspicious Ki-tae and the other staff. The lighter moments aside, my favorite part in the latest episode was In-bum’s reaction to Teacher Kim’s latest take down. All of Teacher Kim’s words were true, and In-bum hasn’t actually done anything to show us otherwise. But the way his eyes filled up with tears during that moment made me believe that deep inside, In-bum is cut from a different cloth than his father — and he knows it. I’m so ready for In-bum to break all of his allegiances to his father, and come fully to the other side.

 
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Weightlifting was so amazing this week. Their romance is adorable to watch! I am so sad it only has a few episodes left :(

I haven't been able to start Hwarang yet but I'm excited to soon! I've just been so busy haha.

Happy New Year everyone!

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Happy New year to you too. And yes it's saddening that fairy Kim Bok Ju is remaining with just a few episodes, it's really a great show

See You Next Year Everyone

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I'm already missing WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY ...

I am definitely have this drama on a re-watch right after this drama finishes.

I wish there was a season 2 of this one.

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I started working again (yay) and so between editing my thesis for submission next semester and a new demanding job, I'm barely hanging in there with dramas.

But! I started Hwarang and took a week to get to episode 3. Totally enjoying it and it wasn't on my radar but then Seo Joon was so adorable in 1N2D, that his live PPL won me over.
Geum Bi is adorable but I've not passed ep 11 yet. Honestly, the other characters do nothing for me and I just want to skip their scenes.
Mermaid is getting more fun and I love Lee Min Ho here. There's much ground to cover and I like the pacing. I hope we still see some Joseon scenes though.
Goblin, I found it a bit dragging in the first half of last episode and find myself wanting to see Reaper and Sunny more. Or Reaper and Goblin. It is still great though and they always hook me with the cliffhanger so I'm eager for ep 10.
Poor Unexpected You. With eight episodes to go I haven't gotten the chance to finish because the file formats aren't working for my old tablet. I miss the characters and need closure so I'll definitely get to it.

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@Javabeans- ROFLOL! My thoughts about Hwarang are exactly the same, (and I think I commented about it here or Reddit)- it feels like a John Hughes high school movie from the 80's with prettier clothes, swords and without that terrible 80s makeup. The charming but poor heroine, the outcast with a heart of gold male lead and the impossibly rich and handsome second lead are fun tropes. They've even got the messed up parental problems. :P

Though Hwarang's initial pace was a bit slow, I think I am going to enjoy watching it. Despite people claiming it's a flop or whatever, it is difficult to beat the incumbent Teacher Kim's ratings, especially when that drama is 75% through. If Hwarang manages to achieve the balance of seriousness and lightness like MDBC and Weightlifting Fairy, I think it could go down as a great youth show.

- I adore Weightlifting Fairy so much! Lee Sung Kyung is doing an excellent job playing her frumpy, awkward character, and Nam Joo Hyuk as Joon Hyung looks like he's really in love. I wish they could resolve the Joon Hyung's mom bit as well as his starting trouble bit well in the remaining 3 episodes.

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Happy 2017 everyone and may it brings you all that you wish for and more.

While I am happy to wish 2016 a speedy goodbye, I want to thank the good folks at Dreambeans and all the commentors for enriching my drama viewing experience. I may not necessarily agreed with all the recaps and comments, but getting other perspectives gave me pause and made me think, and that really is a great thing.

Wish you all another great year of drama viewing!

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So sad Weightlifting Fairy is almost over. But then again, it was the perfect gem to end and start the year.

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Marathoned Weightlifting Fairy last week because of everyone's comments. I should have waited until it ended, but oh well.

Anyway I got antsy because of the preemptions Thursday and started Surplus Princess again. I'd forgotten how good it was (at least at the beginning). It has an awesome Nam Joohyuk playing a Busan man complete with satoori, Bokju's dad playing the witch lol, a really really REALLY hot Song Jae Rim, super hilarious Kim Seulgi who does mukbang and has a loveline with Nam Joohyuk, and even Ra Miran as a drunk mermaid lol. If you're looking for a laugh, check it out.

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Oh my God, Surpluss Princess was a really great wacky show with tons of meta and loads of hilarious scenes and characters. (And it also has Song Jae-rim!!) I love it soooo much, but then they decided to cut the eps short, and I just couldn't understand the way they concluded the romance plot. Oh well...

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:'(

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It was the first time I wish a kdrama stick to their first kiss = eternal love rule.

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I am tempted to watch this. I've read how this show was a good watch despite the ratings. I need some crazy funny drama right now so this sounds like it.

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Happy new year to all dramabeans, db minions and beanies! It has been a wonderful year having you all to share this dramaposession with :) <3

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It just struck 12!!! Happy New year chingus :) ...WILL THERE BE THREE WFKBJ EPISODES Next week???

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Also, Goblin happens to become super interesting in the last five minutes...especially today's episode l!!! The saeguk part is poignant and beautiful... And they revealed the GR's past! More please

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Goblin's last minutes is what make the whole show. Seriously, This show is as much slow as entourage was. Though this episode much was revealed so far better than episode 09.

Give Sunny more screentime please. Mr. kim the Grim's storyline is the most interesting one. Watching this show only for him and his reactions.

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I'm also hanging on to this drama for those 10 or so minutes alone. I wish I get more, but this is KES drama, and I have to admit that it's good enough already.

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Wow, I honestly never thought Goblin was slow. I've been enjoying it through and through. But obviously I understand everyone has their own pace.

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Happy new year chingus!!

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So I marathoned Bok-ju this week and now I'm all caught up. Seriously, every time I see Lee Sung-kyung, I get jealous because of how beautiful she is. I actually love that she took this role as it makes her appear more endearing. Even though I already liked her in CITT, a character like Bok-ju helps a lot.

Now I'm trying to think of what drama to leave on in the background as I get some work done.

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@Chocolatte WELCOME to the Weightlifting Party! We meet twice a Week, lift nothing, have heavy swooning issues and eat chicken like there is no tomorrow!

Happy Beans Year everyone!!!

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I Married a Job : Totally charming j-drama.

Weightlifting: A shout out to the writer and the actors for giving it their all. Just an easy, pleasing watch and I love that it is getting love.

Faither, I'll Take Care of You: I blame javabeans for starting this. I actually am most interested to see how the cousin situation works out.

Love You for a Thousand More: (Or something like that) web- drama. Helped me through a bout of the flu when I couldn't get a good night sleep. The lead actress makes this simple drama shine.

Goblin: I am most ambivalent about this one. I appreciate so much the production value and the actors but sometimes I find it flat out boring....a k-drama sin that is unforgivable with this talent. I'll take cracktastic hot mess over this, but KES keeps reeling me in in the last 10 minutes or so of most episodes. I know what she's doing, and I still fall for it. I am a tiny bit hopeful the intensity and story will really get going now. Or I'm delusional, I don't know which.

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@javabeans - LOL my dad's the same way (he turns 91 next month). I have to warn him away from all the anachronistic, supernatural, and farcical fusion saguek they are producing these days. He really hates them. Heck, he wouldn't even watch 'Six Flying Dragons' because he assumed they were actually "flying" around. I had to explain that it's also known as "Roots of the Throne". And that other than the usual acrobatic sword masters you see in every sageuk, nobody is really flying around and it's full of historical characters and events about the founding of Joseon.

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1st of January ballooned this part of the world several hours ago.

I usually not watch Violent stuff and didn't watch any show like that in 2016 Except W - Two Worlds. But this year 2017 is different. As per my own rules i will shift to Japanese dramas and will watch more Action stuff so

Signal + Heartless City + Voice + Missing 9 + Defendant + those 2 sci-fi shows about watching future and real dreams for 1st 3 months.

All the overhyped shows of 2016 were majestically meh.

Legend - too slow and repetitive. Previous story is better than the present one

Romantic Doctor - So this is what happened with Kim Sabu. Writer is just too inconsistent + can't write some col dialogues or 1 liners. Most of the time you feel Kim sabu is too straight and can't cook much. Noway near the eccentric characters of J-doramas.

Goblin - 30min per episode was enough for this show. Those jarring slow-motion scenes. Most characters have too thin of human characteristics. Fun and all but another overhyped show.

Father I'll Take Care of You - Bad writing and confusing direction and messed up timeline. Still good to watch it.

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I am with your poor dad JB in wishing Hwarang was more conventional but we know from the casting and the production that it's not ever going to be.
It's totally meant to be entertainingly lighthearted and silly.

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Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: the romance as usual in this show did nothing to me however the clarification about Master Kim's past was riveting for me.
He got burned badly for compromising his principles, no wonder he became so hard. Han Seo Kyu was very impressive in all the confrontations, i deeply regret that there isn't an actor of the same caliber to face him. The antangonism with dr Do could have have been so much powerful.
I'm irritated by In Bum's habit to lie about his qualifications and experience just to get more practice, whatever the danger can be for the patient; but Dong Joo showed in the past the same level of competition, so i don't think that his lecture was convincing. Seo Jung would have been more legit to deliver the speech.
The episode was excellent, as is the general quality of the drama, which is very impressive considering the show is reaching its end and how mainstream it is based on its ratings. It's not spectacular but it's a definitely high quality drama.

This Week My Wife will have an affair: i put the drama on resume after the 1st episode and boy did i regret it! I ate my hat for sure: i binge watched the rest of the show in 2 days, and i had the hardest time to restrain myself and not watch faster.
I was transformed by it: from the beginning to the end , the part of the story related to the main characters was not only well written, acted and directed, it was also a deep look at the meaning we put on the bonds we form, the reason they last or not, how we define trust and love. A very inspiring tale about the modern couple and the new family.
I really really loved the addition of netizens commenting on Toycrane's posts, reflecting totally our positions as viewers. What a brilliant way to keep us higly invested ( by making an integral part of the show) and force us to reflect on our actions and jugdements. The comparison between what we are in our daily life and our online self was really thought provoking for a drama.

Despite its flaws (the failed dark comedy of the plot related to the lawyer and his rich wife), i can confidently say it's one the best show of 2016 for me, long after Signal of course but surprisingly before Age of Youth. I think the realism of the separation of Do Hyun Woo and Jung Soo Yeon, the quality of the acting of Lee Sun Kyun and Song Ji Hye really moved me in a quite unique way.

Tree with Deep Roots: (6/24) This show is a dream made true. I'm not talking about the casting only. Everything is so perfect that i must pinch myself to be sure that i didn't dream the last episode i saw, and the more i watch of it, the more violent i am with myself because i can't believe how this level of quality, fun and intelligence could have been gather for only one show. Just like it happened to me with Signal.
Please, don't wake me up. Life is hard enough like this. I need my addiction.

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I am so happy whenever someone new discovered how wonderful is the drama This Week My Wife Will Have an Affair. You were a bit late to the discussions but it's better late than never and I totally agree with everything you said about the main story and the side stories of the netizens. Hope others reading will give it a chance.

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Teacher Kim got Daesang during SBS Award yesterday. Congratulations for him. This is first time ever im staying for medical drama without skipping any scene or episode. i loved Beautiful Mind but i skipped few scenes esp on earlier episodes.

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I just finished TWDR. It's almost as good as SFD. Without the excellent backdrop provided by SFD, I would've been totally lost. It was lots of fun and inspiring to learn Hangeul along with the show :) I love how adorably green Lee Soo Hyuk was back then.

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I'm currently watching A Tree With Deep Roots and oh my gosh!! ..... It's absolutely fantastic!!

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Love how many people are watching Tree with Deep Roots! I'm re-watching it too at the moment and I never fail to find it brilliantly acted and written. And with so much heart! King Sejong and Moohyul are a platonic ship I will go down with.

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Waiting for those few small nuggets in Father I'll take care of you is friggin torture! Two eps fly by when you're using the ff button. Having said that, I am loving the kids swapping storyline, and am quite happy watching the family dynamics when it concerns the two brothers living under one roof. The only plot line I'm not digging is Kim Jae Won's - which is a mighty shame, coz he's a wonderful actor!

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Legend of the Blue Sea: Just one ep this week, but I really enjoyed that JJ and Chung had their moments together. But my gosh, the Joseon ending really stabbed me in the heart and is so sad that I hope that JJ and Chung will have a happy ending.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo: Love this couple so so much!! Every time I see BJ and JH together, I think that THIS is k-drama and real-life couple goals!! I'm happy that BJ finally got jealous and I love how JH takes care of BJ even when they're having conflicts. ❤️

7 First Kisses: LOL at the multiple endings. I think I'd choose LJG, the church oppa. XD

Hwarang: I liked the emerging bromance between SW and the other boys, especially SH. I'm already looking forward to their training together. I also love the moments when SW smiles or gets all shy around AR. Totally agree about the show being like a high school football team. =P

Love Through A Millennium II (aka Shuttle Love Millennium) C-drama: Finally done with this series. Still gotta applaud Wei Daxun in this dual role. He played both characters so believably different that each had his own charm. The ending was all right in terms of how they resolved the whole time-travelling or historical factor. It didn't wow me, but it seemed to work fine given how I'm sure viewers wanted both star-crossed couples to end up happily together somehow.

Miss In Kiss T-drama: I actually don't mind this version of the lead characters. They are cute and the plot seems to be following the original storyline for now.

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I'm also watching miss in kiss too. I really like this version because there are not a whole lot of side stories. It mainly focus on the main couple. At first, I didn't think the main guy was cute enough but when he smiles... I'm all for it. The main girl, I had to really look at her to notice that she's really pretty. Although they cut some cute scenes out from the original, I'll just keep it to my imaginations. Glad to hear someone is watching it too.

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I'm a sucker for this story and have read the source manga and all the remakes pretty much. XD Yes, a smile makes all the difference. I find the leads likable and the girl resembles Rainie Yang. Heehee...

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Hwarang, RDTK, and Goblin = These are my current, regular dramas. Hwarang really picked up in EP 4 when most of the main characters are gathered together now. Funny and lightweight so far. RDTK is still consistently good and heart-warming. Goblin has the slowest pace compared to the other two. As usual, the last few scenes are the most captivating for me. Grim Reaper's & Sunny's scenes. ♥♥♥

I also wanted to let yall know I started Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju and I like it! It's cute and sweet and funny. ^^ I only finished 3 episodes. I want to binge watch it. xD Now I wish I had started it sooner.

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Happy New Year, beanies..

Goblin: They continue to save the plot only for the last 10 minutes of each episode. Sigh..

Solomon's Perjury: It's getting more interesting. The careless dismissal from other students regarding many incidents in their school felt too real, and it's painful to watch. And also, seems like those kids are onto something far bigger and scarier than what they anticipated.

Hwarang: It's shaping up nicely. Love the glimpses we get on all the boys interaction. And I got my very first SLS. Sammaekjong is just too swoony.

Potato Star: This sitcom sure takes its sweet time to unfurl all the lovelines. But now that the romance plot finally kicked in on all front, it turned into a really addictive show. I easily gobbled almost 20 eps this week alone.

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re: goblin probably because you marathon it?
I marathon the 1st five but at ep 8-9 I notice how slow it was,
I don't want to disown your opinion but when you marathon, it is easy to pass the bored part but when you wait a week for th next ep, sometimes it can feel like it's too long and repetitive

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I am surprised quite a lot of people dont want to even give weightliftinh fairy a chance because they just had bad feeling. They are missing out big time. It is such a cute fun heartwarming drama. I will definitely remember Nam Joo Hyuk from now on.

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i dont know where did you read this, but im sure most beanies are watching this show.

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Glad to see another beanie watching Behind Your Smile, i love this show, although the acting of the first episodes was cringy but it's becoming better later.

But the synopsis of the drama says he's immortal and lived for years, how is that, I don't know if i miss something I don't recall anything tells that he's immortal in the drama.

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I enjoy romantic doctor kim so much, this episode was so funny with their all their bickering and fake fights, they were so cute and doctor kim was awesome as usual.

WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY: I hope it will end as awesomely as it started?, actors are doing a fabulous job, so proud of them?

LEGEND: their past story is so heart breaking, the ending scene teared me up.

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I like Father I'll Take Care Of You, I rarely fast forward, and i like the switched pcousins twist, i was so excited for the switch because both boys are complaining about their mothers, so I wanted to see what they will do now.

I don't like Eun Dong's character, it's so childish and stupid, i wish the writer would've written her more smart and keept the cheerful part.

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I watch 3 dramas :
weightlifting fairy bok-joo, goblin and solomon's prejury.
on the other side, variety show :
3 meals a day : hiks its already over. I am gonna miss the 3 brothers badly.. plus cuties mongie and kungie T.T
running man : ugh..
Infinity challenge.
I think this year (2017) I am gonna have more free time, because the only drama I cant wait to watch just Lee je hoon drama and for variety, just IC..
yay me ?? hehehe

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on girlfriday's comment: "I’m eager for Hwarang training to begin though, because I find it amusing that the hero might be popular against his will."
I couldn't agree more. I loved that after the soccer game Seo Joon was just all 'hmm okay we won it's over, gg, gg, wait why is everyone screaming, please stop touching me, I'm literally only here because she said so'

I'm looking forward to similar facials once he properly enters Hwarang.
'I'm just here because the psycho queen threatened to kill my surrogate father if I didn't, and also to find the guy who killed my bff. That's it. So please, STOP TOUCHING ME.'

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Haha bokjoo and joonhyung are so giddy in love. And im so giddy watching them. Too cute. Too sweet for words. The downside is preempted. The upside is Nam joohyuk and Lee sung kyung got nods n awards. The best upside is 3 episodes in the new week.
Happy New Year evyone. My resolution is to be as happy as bokjoo joonhyung... maybe i set the bar too high..

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Weightlifting Fairy: just makes me SO happy, all the time. (Even when it makes me cry.) Their deep, supportive friendship slowly morphing into romance is basically everything I want in a relationship, and - while I'd happily watch only them for 50 episodes or more - I love that it's not the only relationship the show cares about.

Goblin: Some shows I watch for the plot and/or characters, this one I think I watch (and love) for the ambiance of it. It feels poetic and pensive (but also regularly makes me laugh out loud), and for some reason kind of reminds me of hanging out in my university's Language & Literature department.

Legend of the Blue Sea: Like someone else said before, I'm always fully engrossed when I'm watching, but I don't really think about it during the rest of the week. That ending this week really hurt, though.

Solomon's Perjury: This show really likes to make the dramatic moments dramatic, but somehow I don't mind. The characters are interesting and (most of them) endearing, and I can't wait to learn more about what happened. (We couldn't even get one episode this week??)

I don't really have time for anything else, but man, Javabeans' description of Hwarang actually makes me want to give it a shot.

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only watch Goblin but I keep getting distracted for any thought when watch it.
I feel like I get trolled since I feel it repetitive but the repetitive part didn't add to the story, just for a laugh that now becomes dry.

Dropped Bokju,
I tried enough and it's okay, not enganging

Might try the romantic kim

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Only watch lotbs.....lee min ho get me hooked...and the joseon tragic story make me teared..its so heartbreaking....but i love it.....don't care about what people say about lotbs....i'll stay faithfully...

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Happy New Year beanies!

I caught up with RTDK. After giving up on LOTBS and Goblin, I thought this one might make the Turkey in my 'losing' streak with highly rated dramas.

Honestly, the show was the least appealing to me. First, I got thrown off by the title. I was like "What? Another romance set in hospital" Reminded me of Doctors which excited me not. It's also telling that I chose to rely on my assumption than the synopsis.

I have many issues with the drama - the medical bits which I find suspicious but I'm not one who fussed too many about these things. Mostly the shouting and fighting that happen a lot in the hospital. I've never seen it happen in real life.

For whatever reason, I still watched each episode with nary any fast forwarding. I am quite trigger happy with the FF button so I surprised myself.

Han Suk Kyu is such a sexy man for his age. However as magnetic or charming he might be, thankfully I never got confused whether there was anything more than respect and adulation from Seo Jung towards Kim Sa Bu.

I was repelled by the romance in Doctors. Often for romance, even if it doesn't make sense or flawed, chemistry can still save the day. Again, I surprised at how likable the OTP in RDTK is. Seo Hyun Jin never fails me. She was what made it worked in The Three Musketeers opposite Lee Jin Wook. I think she has chemistry with anyone. But the revelation for me is Yoo Yeon Seok. I won't call him good looking relative to all the crazy good lookers in showbiz. He is however, strangely attractive and sexy. Now, I feel like checking out Reply 1994.

Thanks to preemptions, I also half watched half read This Week My Wife Is Having An Affair. The last couple of eps before the finale was so sad. I much prefer Song Ji Hyo in this drama, didn't know she would be so nuanced.

I can always count on Weightlifting Fairy to cheer me up. The last scene was hilarious. I was already laughing at the two ridiculously happy puppies, then Dad came along and I lost it.

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Happy New Year Beanies!

I love, love, love weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, I talk about it to everyone, K-drama watcher or not, my sister finally gave in and marathoned it, the next day she came to me all smiles and in love, LOL! I just love how this show makes you feel happy all the time, Bok-ju and Joon-hyung are the cutest!

I loved this week's episode of Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim. I the fake fights and the fist fights were all just hilarious. And I agree with chocolate, I believe in In-bum, he's not like his father, I'm just going to wait for him to prove me right!

I like Hwarang so far, it's entertaning and how javabeans described it, it feels exactly like that, I'd watch it, who doesn't like Bromance and swords?!

Still watching Legend of the blue sea, but I find myself putting off watching it till I don't have anything else to watch. It's not that I don't like it. I like it when I'm watching it but the moment the episode ends, I forget about it.

I'm watching Goblin too, and I JUST LOVE the Reaper. I don't know if it is because of my love for Lee Dong Wook or his character or both but I'm more invested in his story with Sunny than I am with the main couple's, especially now that we know who they were in their past lives.

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I get what you meant about wlfkbj. I wanted my friends and family to watch it too because i wanted to share that feeling that this show made me feel(like you wanted to laugh,squee and cry at the same time)and hoping kim bok joo will bless them too lol

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The only drama I'm watching this season is Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. It's just so sweet easy to watch. So bummed about the low rating though. I was in Seoul last week and I saw a guy watching the latest episode in the train. I guess maybe some people don't watch it live and just catch up online? I hope that's the case. This drama is too good to be missed.

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"some people don't watch it live". Yes, like a whole generation of viewers. I think Korean ratings are in the dark ages.

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Dropping by to say that I marathoned 12 episodes of Weightlifting Fairy last week since it gained so much love here. What a lovely drama. So funny and heartening. Underrated for sure.

And... I marathoned Age of Youth and I just finished it half an hour ago. Slept at 4am watching until episode 5 and continued right after I wake up. New year was just another day gone by. What a gem. Underrated. Slice of life done right. Glad I could marathon it. What a joy to sit through. If not for the accolades, I wouldn't watch it. I thought it was just another annoying fluffy drama. Man was I wrong. Reminded me of the really good jdramas that I have watched. My year ended and started with an emotional high.

Thanks for the recommendations and reviews!

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