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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching

So, what are we all watching this week?

What kept you reaching for more (or agonizing when there was no more), and what made you want to throw your remote through the screen? Time to weigh in…

 

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Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food: This show has both too much realism and too much fantasy at the same time. I find Sohn Ye-jin’s everyday life to be so suffocating (between this and My Ajusshi, I’m beginning to have a full-fledged existential crisis), but then Jung Hae-in’s starry-eyed love for her is pure fantasy. I knew this noona-killer would be lethal. I mean, I already loved Jung Hae-in when he wasn’t running around trying to be swoony on purpose, but now he’s just trying to kill me.

My Ajusshi: You know a drama is spare with the emotions when two characters share three words and you find it meaningful. I just connected with IU’s character this week when she was sitting outside replaying the recording of Ajusshi calling her a good person over and over again, like it was her lifeline. The surprise is that she might end up being the one to save him and not the other way around, and I like that thought, very much.

Mystery Queen 2: The cases continue to be lackluster, but Lee Da-hee has finally become an active antagonist and the central mystery finally seems to be advancing, so I’m hoping for something there. For now, the saga of homeless Kwon Sang-woo and his ongoing roommate shenanigans is the best part.

The Great Seducer: I’m confused—is the bet over already? Because what is the point of the great seduction without the ambiguous motives? Somebody bring back the ambiguous motives, stat!

 

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You Who Forgot Poetry: The casting of Lee Yubi in the lead role is what attracted me to this drama. The first two episodes felt chaotic as the eccentric characters were introduced, but once Lee Jun-hyuk arrived, it settled into a nice rhythm. The social hierarchy in a hospital is turned upside down when Lee Jun-hyuk arrives on the scene as a hotshot therapist who finds himself surrounded by petty, gossiping colleagues. The one bright light is Lee Yubi, a dedicated therapist who uses her love of poetry to inspire and comfort her patients. One poem is featured in each episode and suddenly I’m interested in Korean poetry.

That Man Oh-soo: I’m really enjoying Kim So-eun as the clumsy romantic interest in That Man Oh-soo. At first, I preferred her with second lead Kang Tae-oh, but Lee Jong-hyun has won me over as the man who seems to intuitively understand her. I’m disappointed that his ability to see emotions hasn’t been featured more prominently, but I’m sure that will change as his own feelings deepen for Kim So-eun. I’m just enjoying that this drama is an easy watch with little stress, like a relaxing cup of coffee.

Switch: This drama is really fast-paced and the story changes directions often, but so far it hasn’t been a confusing one to follow. I’d forgotten about Jang Geun-seok’s impish smile, which serves him really well in Switch. What will get confusing is if Han Ye-ri will continue to carry a romantic torch for Jang Geun-seok as her sunbae prosecutor, or his lookalike con artist.

My Husband Oh Jak-doo: Of all the dramas that I’m currently watching, this is the one that I’m impatient to see. I didn’t realize at first that My Husband Oh Jak-doo is 24 episodes long, which would have discouraged me from even considering it. I’m happy that I stumbled upon it because this drama has masterfully used the chemistry between UEE and Kim Kang-woo to steadily dial up the romantic tension with each episode. Add to that the country grannies, who get plenty of scenes thanks to the extra episodes, and I find that I’m delighted with the whole package.

 

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Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food: SWOON. I adore Jung Hae-in and Sohn Ye-jin together. They have such an easy, natural chemistry to them that I don’t even question their pretty seamless transition from friend’s younger brother-older sister’s bestie to that flirty, pre-dating stage. And I really like their individual characters as well, especially the heroine, who seems like a bit of a doormat at first, but knows how to dole out some delightfully petty revenges. I tend to find this PD’s work vaguely stifling in terms of the overall mood and tone, and Pretty Noona has all the hallmarks of his past shows, from the casual workplace sexism to the strained relationship between the heroine and her parents. But the leads and their developing romance is a huge bright spot in the drama, and I’m looking forward to watching them fall in love with each other. And I’ll be there swooning every step of the way.

You Who Forgot Poetry: I caught the first two episodes and I’m not entirely sure what to make of this show. On the one hand, I adore the concept of weaving poetry into the narrative, and the show has the aesthetic part of that down pat. But, I can feel the execution falling just short of what I want this show to be, and it veers off into the slapstick a little too often. Also, not a fan of Jang Dong-yoon’s literal man-child character, and I thought Lee Yubi’s heroine just a tad too pathetic, but I’m hoping Lee Jun-hyuk will be this show’s saving grace.

Infinite Challenge: Wow, it really feels like the end of an era. Infinite Challenge first started right around when I began watching Korean variety shows, so even though I didn’t follow it religiously week by week, it was always sort of there in the background. MBC is labeling this as the end of just the first (13-year-long) season, but there’s no Infinite Challenge without this cast and PD. I have to admit, I got a little choked up at the end along with the members, especially when they wrapped up the show with their iconic chant.

 
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Woohoo Waikiki: Aw, yeah! My two couple are finally officially and publicly dating. Now, they just need to get Soo-ah and Doo-shik as the drama's new shipping project.

My Ajusshi: I can finally glimpse the healing part of this drama through Ji-an and ajusshi's unusual connection. And slowly, the other side characters' stories started to fall into place. I'm getting curious about Jung-hee noona and also Ki-hoon and Yoo-ra's history before their mutual failures happened. I can't wait to see more of Sang-hoon's story too.

My Husband Oh Jak-doo: Uee is so good at being vulnerably in love. My heart went out to her when Jak-doo (understandably) coldly rejected her confession. The annoying side characters really grated me this week, so it's such a relief to get a lot of screen time from our adorable trio halmeoni. I foresee them adopting Seung-joo as their own daughter soon enough.

The Three Musketeers: I'm halfway through this one. It's been quite some time since I have this much fun watching a well-done fusion sageuk. I was surprised at how much I cared for the political struggle and the impact it had on our forward-thinking guys. As expected, the bromance is very satisfying with nicely done character development. But what really surprised me is the lovely romance between Crown Prince Sohyeon and Crown Princess Yoon-seo, and also how much I love and root for her.

Pretty Noona: Just watch the 1st eps and totally love it. Ahn PD could expertly turn situations and interactions commonly found in kdrama into something real and down-to-earth(?). I'm not sure how else to explain it, but there is nothing over-the-top about the characters and the brewing conflicts between them. And it makes for a very enjoyable watch.

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I'm not just fangirling over Noona and her man. PD Ahn deserved to be fangirled to the moon and back.

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I was so happy for the halmeoni trio to be around so much ~ I hope I can grow old with friends like that! I am a little nervous though for what will happen with the Oh Hyuk reveal... oh, and I realized we are ten episodes in with no kiss?!

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The downside of 24 eps drama. Let's hope we'll get a sweet one this week.

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I suppose that makes sense ~ fingers crossed for this week!! 🤞🏼

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The Three Musketeers is LOVE!

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Noone talked about 3Musketeers for so long. I ejoyed the story till the strange open ending. Prince slowly falling for his wife after finding that she was once loved and really looking at her was the main pull. Seo Hyun-jin was amazing as always.

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I love this drama to pieces! And yes! Exactly! Nobody talked about it for so long!

I didn't mind the ending. I got my conclusion on the immediate storylines. And with the preview they showed I was glad that they didn't continue with the second season, because for me the villain's arc and story was served and and finished. I didn't want her to be the villain again.

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There were some talks about 2nd season? I did not even notice. But yes, the storyline got tied quite well. But you can always find new villains for Three Musketeers.

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Yes they advertized for 3 12-eps seasons even before starting the drama, then they couldn't get the actors to agree so it got dropped.

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Still, it might be for the best.

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Answering your next comment here, that is exactly how I feel.

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Three Musketeers was where I first found Seo Hyun-jin. She might not be the center of the story, but whenever she was there, she stole the show for me. The show as a whole was really entertaining .. except maybe for the part where Yoo In-young's character kept coming back from dead ... again and again. So sad it didn't get a chance for a 2nd season :(

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She did the same in "The Duo." She is one of my fav sageuk girls.

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Nobody is allowed to bring harm to @girlfriday or @tipsymocha.
Let's keep our Pretty Noona frustrations in check.

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😂😂 too many of us had Pretty Noona frustrations even before the show aired ~ I’m pretty sure the show was made to cater to such frustrations, too bad the licensing issue is making it worse 😜

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Yes, I don't even know how to call it. I am avoiding teasers and spoilers, because I want to watch my stuff quiet, but since we are being left out the trivia of those who understand Korean, how about we establish our own club when the subs are out and just glow on it as long as we get to watch it finally???? 🙄

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Site binge watch. Join us!

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I am here with you, @leetennant

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sounds fun, count me in!

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Don’t mind if I do 🤗😘

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Hi ... Sorry but can you elaborate on the licensing issue but ... Because I am so sad that the subs aren't available!

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If I understand it correctly, Netflix jumped in and snagged the English-sub license. That means that the streaming sites that release things weekly - Viki, Dramafever, Kocowa etc - aren't subbing. So we have to wait till Netflix decided to air it before we can get (decent) English subbed versions.

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I wonder if there are Spanish subs somewhere???🙄🙄🙄🙄

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I'm so sad about it, because I was really excited for this drama. Who knows when Netflix will release it. I did find it on a site with English subs, but they were pretty bad.

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@leetennant @hotcocoagirl @javinne @allphryne @xhuizini

Maybe you all know this already but the 1st episode is English subbed at Kissasian. 2 possible places where viewers can chat about the show are at the live recap site at Drama Milk:
https://www.bah-doo.com/?s=pretty+noona
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http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/01/jung-hae-in-up-to-romance-sohn-ye-jin-in-pretty-noona-who-buys-me-food/

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To add to the above, the Kissasian subs are translated from Indonesian and are rather strange, therefore the live recaps are necessary!!!

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I say let’s use the DB thread once the binge starts!

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Good idea. Hope everyone have seen the 1 st eps subbed so we can talk about it.

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I just noticed by myself. But thank you anyway, I appreciate it.

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was thinking Jung Hae In’s fanclubs will create subs to increase his international fanbase.. i guess its not happening...

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BEGGING HERE pleeeeeeaaasseeee somebody recap pretty noona pretty pleeeeeaaaaseee

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Where are you guys watching Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food (with subs) ?😭 someone send a link jebaal😭😭

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I second this request. I need to know where you guys found Pretty Noona who Buys me Food.

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They are Korean, they don't need subs.

Drama Milk and soompi are doing live recaps or co-ordinating. They are my life savior <3.

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Would you mind posting the links to the live recaps?

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Yay!! Thank you ❤

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I can understand about 80% and the rest I look up at Dramamilk. It's nice because the drama doesn't have a lot of technical terms that are essential to understanding the plot. Even the OST is in English. And Dramamilk has nice live recaps. Reminds me of Softy's live recaps way back when.

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Ikr? I miss Softy too. Where did everyone go? ☹️

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I used to love Softy. And, yes, Dramamilk is doing a nice job nowadays.

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I checked out Drama Milk. Live recaps are maybe not for me, though I usually love a recap. But like the interviews and music lists. Never heard of this blog, so thanks for mentioning it.😊

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The first episode is subbed on dramacool, kissasian etc and its available on subscene

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I watched ep 1 with English subs and the rest raw with live recaps. So far, I much prefer My Ahjusshi over Pretty Noona. The episodes are too long and there's alway music in the background, so it's either instrumental music, or a slow-mo MV of JA and JH being cute together in Stand By Your Man or Save The Last Dance For Me. It is PD Ahn Pan-seok, so hopefully it won't turn into another contemplative Temperature of Love because...yawn (even though SYJ and JHI are ADORABLE).

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I think it is now subbed! Just check your usual place to stream!

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Will you all do a great recap of Pretty Noona?! Pretty please?! Sincerely, me.

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Can we just have a squeecap for eps 1 please?
Since we are all going to jail for watching it in a not so legal way we might as well discuss who is going to bail us out.

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The only kdrama I'm watching these days is Woohoo Waikiki. I wish Yoona and Donggu's storyline was structured smoothly as Seojin and Junki's, though it's just a tiny gripe that I'm not too bothered. Or maybe it's just that I'm a sucker for the bickering-friends-to-lovers trope and that I love Seojin and Junki as individuals and as a pair. My favorite scene this week was the brief moment where we see them sitting at the kitchen table, Junki with his script and Seojin drinking tea or something. <3

Planning to watch Go Back Couple and Age of Youth. AoY is on Netflix -- gotta take advantage of my free account before it ends!

Non-Korean stuff: I watched Call Me By Your Name last night. Like Elio's face in the last scene, I just sat still, feeling one emotion after another by the end. Oliver was right when he said Elio was so lucky, both in terms of having an understanding family and of having experienced something many of us dream of experiencing, however short-lived. <3

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Call Me By Your Name stayed with me for WEEKS after I finished it. I read the book, watched the movie again in theater, watched all of the press release and video essays on YouTube, and then listened to the soundtrack on repeat. It's a movie that perfectly captures the uncertainty, ebullience, and vulnerability of first love, and invites you to feel with the characters.

My current celebrity crushes are Timothee Chalamet and Park Bo Gum (after binge watching Moonlight Drawn by Clouds and reading recaps and watching clips of Reply 1988)-- both of them are pretty AND handsome at the same time, adorable, talented, seem like small humans who needs a hug, but are actually quite tall men LOL.

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Now that you mentioned it I'll look up the soundtrack as well. I particularly enjoyed the Psychedelic Furs song in the movie.

Man, Chalamet is an adorably awkward (or awkwardly adorable) cinnamon roll. My friend bombards me with interview videos of him where he just rambles on in between laughs, it's adorable.

Aaaand I dunno why I had the impression that Park Bogum isn't tall. I looked it up and he's 182cm. Whew. :-O

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A Poem a Day: I am a goner. How can I not fall in love with a man who is quietly taken in all of my sweet heroine’s inherent goodness when she least expects it? How can I not be moved by a man who clearly sees who she is when others around her fail to do so and expresses his appreciation at the darkest moment when she needs it the most?

Dr. Ye reminds me of See-he in Because This Life Is Our First. He is a seemingly emotionless man possibly caused by an emotionally traumatized past. He is not unfeeling, but rather understands deeply the responsibility of love. Like BTLIOF, A Poem a Day also has the little jokes which keep on building onto themselves, the interesting characters with their little annoying quirks (oh the pitiable bromance!) the heart-tugging moments when I least expect it, and all of these are purposefully done to tell a story with so much wistfulness and whimsy.

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Now you've got to listen to me. We have no idea what we’d have to look forward to if we stay with the show. 9 chances out of 10, we'd both wind up with the K-drama episode 15/16 implosion. I'm saying it because it's true. But at the end of the day at least we'll always have poetry.

So Beanies would you join me? As far as I can see from episode 4 vantage point, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. At the end of the day, that is the one ship I will never regret to hop onboard.

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I’m on board both ships right now, because Chan Young of TLAHL was my bias there and I could use another SLS. But in life, I would go for Dr. Ye 9 out of 10 times. I agree, the 4th episode was full of heart and settled down nicely.

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Never regret to join the friend'ship'. And we can all oscillate between ye line ? Or minho? Or ye line? Or minho? Though I'm already on board one of them. 2 chances of guessing who.

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RAdiologist Kim is rubbing off on you huh 😂

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Couple of us are suspecting that the writer might punch us in the face with a Reply 1988 and make Nam-woo the lead. 😬Shin Jae -ha could totally pull off a Bogum!

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@kimbapnoona
Andwe! >_< That would be hilarious though, crocodile/alligator couple 😂

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And for anybody still doubting, let me just point out that a discussion on @Kimbap's fanwall about which ship to get on, now has 78 comments. And they're not all from me lol.

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All are welcome to witness or (even better) participate the crazy!
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/kimbapnoona/activity/431920/

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I'm so glad over people are recognizing how great this drama is.

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Thank you @frabbycrabsis for your comment last week! I decided to to check out A Poem a Day this week because of you!🙏🙏🙏

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So all this is really @frabbycrabsis fault? I'll stop blaming you then @kimbapnoona.

Or maybe I should just thank you both. I really needed a new obsession in my life. Not.

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@cloggie I am happy to take the blame, because don't forget... I'm also just a candle, standing in front of a candle, asking it to light her.

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You don't know how happy that makes me, you Beautiful Soul. Xxxxxxx

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I'm on board! I love this show. This is so simple, but made me so touched, LoL.

Aside from the main characters, I love how friendship between Joon-young Joon-yong and Dae-bang Dae-bang started to flourish. :)

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@giegie0384 coined them as the Pitiable Duo.😂 That's one bromance I am laughing with as well as laughing at!

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@kimbapnoona I wouldn't mind. All she needs to have an upper hand in the relationship is to threaten to rip off his precious alligator logo.

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So True! Uri Bo-young can fan his bankruptcy heart to the ceiling in a split second.

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😂😂😂😂 just popping in to agree and to say, I adore your new name, @kimbapnoona

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Hahaha. I love her new name too!

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Hehe thanks! I like petty better since it is a choice I can make 😉

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You know after watching epi 4, I think I'm up for platonic relationship between these three leads. Although I won't say no to the romance between Dr Ye & Boyoung. LOL. But yes I can see the beautiful friendship formed not only between these three leads, but also all characters.

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Woohoo for friendship! I know I get very excited and expectant with romance, but I think some solid friendships are just fine and perfect for A Poem A Day.

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The show can transcend all the bickering (and gossiping) dynamics among the PT and Radiology departments to friendship! Would that be called “ménage à onze”?

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Min-ho, though a little bit annoying, his character is real. I met some people who are like Minho, LoL. His character reminds me a bit of Ki-bum character in "Drinking Solo."

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Ki-bum actually became my favourite character in Drinking Solo. Even though it took me a while to get there...

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Me too! His 'dirori" signature is still echoing sometimes, LoL.

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I wasn't watching this and then @PettyNoona said I should and of course I listened to her and now I'm totally hooked.

So can I give you some advice? Join us in this craziness, for epic Bromance plus Beanie confusion about which ship to get on.

Watch it now? Or watch it tomorrow? Or watch it now? Or watch it tomorrow?

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Yo yo yo, shipping war has been declared and is happening in real time on @seralovestteobokki fan wall!

Are you a “Ye Liner” or rooting for our “BoHo Couple” (labels both open for modification)?
Join us:
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/seralovestteobokki/activity/434712/?nid=571335&nidwpc=434942#acomment-434942

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It's not really a shipping war. It's more a shipping forecast.

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Just realised that maybe 'shipping forecast' is not a term that is globally known. Basically it's a weather forecast where they're giving the forecast for every port in the UK.

Listening to it is meant to be really soothing and comforting.

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Even weather reports nowadays need a little sensationalism to get viewers, so the Communication 101 class I never took has taught me.

“Would the Ye Liner be able to trudge the water smoothly this week? Or the Boho ship would finally raise its sails? Join us Monday to find out, or you might drown.”

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I checked out "shipping forecast" @cloggie and it is awesome! I recommended to my husband who sails because he likes to listen to radio broadcast while falling asleep.

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@kimbapnoona, it will make him fall asleep in no time!

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Hehe as long as the weather is fair? As a sailor stormy weather in the sea may cause him anxiety?

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I started Poetry on a whim (because isn’t it by the folks who did Drinking Solo?) and I enjoy it very much. It is quirky, of course, and the humor is definitely more physical/slapstick-ish, but it has heart too. I love the poetry - so meaningful and well-matched to each episode.

Character quirks that crack me up:
1. Bo Young’s form of crying with face upturned and hands waving at her eyes
2. Dr. Ye’s “can I give some advice” - so annoyingly hilarious.

Also - our poor pair of lonely, outcast radiologists... ❤️❤️

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I share the same thought. But I wonder if I transform into our lonely radiologist sunbae every single time I have to choose between our puppy-eyed, glorious-haired Min Ho and our precious-smiled, long-legged Dr.Ye.

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... @teriyaki I did not realize My Husband Oh Jak Doo was 24 episodes 😰 I just finished episode 10 and was thinking I should check if it’s 16 or 20 episodes 😅

Woohoo Waikiki and My Husband are my main dramas right now. Six Flying Dragons and The Grand Prince are on hold because I’ve been sick and haven’t had the focus for sageuks... maybe I’ll catch up this weekend while I clean 😆

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Ha, I actually thought Oh Jak Doo would be 50 eps since it's a weekender. I thought they were moving along a little quickly...

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same! it really felt like a 50 ep thing what with all the mums and the siblings and friends+husbands and grandmas! a large cast always feels like the story would be long. was disappointed because I could watch 50 eps of MHOJD!

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Yes, the pacing of the show makes way more sense now that I know it isn’t 16 episodes! And when I remember the halmeoni it does make me wish for 50 haha

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👀 I’ve yet to successfully finish a 50 episode drama, so I’m glad it’s only 24... It sounds great in theory, but I stopped with American shows because it seemed the more episodes they had the worse the plot and characters became...

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I've watched a few. You're right, they usually have to turn makjang in order to keep going for 50 eps, but sometimes the makjang is so crazy it becomes fun.

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@hotcocoagirl,

If you catch up with GRAND PRINCE and feel inclined to yak about it, here's the place:

http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/11/yoon-shi-yoon-offered-historical-melodrama-grand-prince/

Ep. 11 put the pedal to the metal.

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Thank you so much! I really want to catch up, hopefully I will in the next couple of days! Then I’ll join you to talk 😘

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Terrific, @hotcocoagirl! Thanks for joining us. I'm not going anywhere. Take your time and enjoy the show. ;-)

Have you seen Drama Milk's recaps? (I've posted over there, and have transplanted my posts to the new thread on DB.)

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Hello @pakalanapikake! Nice to know I'm not the only one on the planet watching Grand Prince. :)

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So good to see you, WishfulT! It feels like a dog's age since we last chatted. Am glad to know you're tuned in to GRAND PRINCE. Please join the confab. ;-)

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I have yet to find a show that has been appointment watching. The only show that is interesting because it is so different is Woohoo Waikiki.

I think it just may be the lack of interesting actresses. It seems as though there are a lot more charismatic and engaging actors, yet just 'blah' actresses. Please stop pulling from the Kpop world.

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I'm confused. What are you watching that you only see "blah" actresses? Because I think there were excellent actresses in dramas in the past nine months.

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I agree. Often times I’ve become more enamored with the actresses than the actors in many dramas lately!

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That's my new wallpaper. Thank you "Pretty Noona" for bringing sexy back!

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Oh, could anyone recommend a drama to watch with my sister? We haven’t found one we are both interested in since Hwayugi ended ~ she’s more into variety, and I need plot, so something like Producer or the Best Hit where there are a lot of variety actors would be awesome! 😘

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Defconn is in A Poetry a Day and he is spot on hilarious! His scene on the bus with his hoobae deciding (or not?) where to go eat is one of the funniest scenes I have seen in a while!

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OMG - his indecisiveness (and the fact that he is totally aware of how annoying it is) s the best!

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Dr. Park is way more annoying than Dae-bang Dae-bang Sunbae, LoL. But Dr. Park's back story is a little bit sad.

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Hmm, I’ll ask my sister If she wants to check it out ~ thanks for the suggestion!

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If you liked The Best Hit, watch Woohoo Waikiki

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I’m already watching Waikiki, but my sister just watched variety shows on her computer when I get it up on the tv...

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I'm a bit jealous of the Pretty Noona talk, but hope it turns into a great watch. At some point I'll be able to watch it and it means I will have an ace in the hole.

My Ahjussi is the one I wait impatiently for. I am just enjoying the ride and willing to go where it takes me. This may seem like an odd analogy but they remind me of when a person adopts an abandoned dog or cat. How once the animal trusts the kind hand held out to them they become the most loyal companion. Ji-an has become so protective.

Evergreen. Agree it is just an easy watch at the start of my week. It isn't as fantasy driven as I had wanted and has taken some slightly dark turns, but I really enjoyed smitten Oh-soo.

The Great Seducer I'm still enjoying it. Not the parents as much, but find the younger cast engaging, including Joy. I'm kind of hoping for a twist, that the results are false, in the paternity issue just to stick it to the dad.

I have a ton of other shows downloaded to watch, well a couple eps of each.

Reply 1994...i ended up loving 1997 and I see that viewers like the heroine.

Suspicious Partners I actually watched the first ep and really liked it.

Thank You because Jang Hyuk and Gong Hyu-jin.

Behind Your Smile. Been wanting to try more C dramas and only 19 eps.

10 Miles of Peach Blossoms because of reviews and wanting to try a fantasy/historical type show.

I will just see were the mood takes me.

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*You who forgot poetry* I love this. I love that Bo-young has such a soft heart (though her fanning her eyes at everything is a bit over the top) and I love her with either of the leads! Min-ho was a man-child for the past 2 episodes, but he does mature in the 4th so I'm a bit more comfortable with that. I do think that Dr Ye is a better match for BY as he appreciates poetry, which is close to her heart, while MH doesn't.

But personally MH is a much warmer person so I like him more? Help, I'm like the indecisive Dr! HAHA. I have much hope that Dr Ye will warm up in the following episodes, rather than remain so closed off though, so I don't mind whoever she ends up with!

Anyway, this weeks episodes were great because we got to see other sides of so many characters! From indecisive Dr (loved that he took on all the different roles to comfort the dementia grandpa!) , to Dr Ye (the smile!!), to Min-ho, to Nam-woo (btw, I loved that the writers wrote is so he would always sulk in front of others that he used to be right until the point that I got annoyed at him, then undercut it with him being mature for his mum.)

I just.... ah! I love soft-hearted characters. BY deserves all the good things. Plus the poetry is so great and dovetails in with the story.

*My Husband Oh Jak Doo* I am really liking this too. Waiting for the episodes coming up! And the grandmas are hilarious. I wish the gayageum player was a little less catty. And I love the CEO with his over-exaggerated "posh" English!! And I wanna see Seung Won and Jak Doo JUST GET TOGETHER ALREADY PLEASE.

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oh yes and I've been occasionally watching Grand Prince while waiting for the episodes to come out. It's okay, I like YSY and they love story is cute/touching.

IDK why his brother likes JSY though. I thought an ambitious woman like his actual wife would be a good match, and in ep 8 I was like "WOW they are exactly the same" -- cruel to those who don't respect them. Tsk. Older Bro just wants whoever follows Eun Sung to love/be loyal to him instead.

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@phoenix220,

From one YSY fan to another: Should you wish to discuss GRAND PRINCE, here's the place:

http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/11/yoon-shi-yoon-offered-historical-melodrama-grand-prince/

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oooh! will check it out!

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Because This Life is Our First spoiled viewers by presenting a charming, crush-worthy ex-girlfriend. Will MHOJD build on last week's glimmers of Eun-jo's worldview outside of her self-interests?

At least she defended the young child musicians and reminded Eric that Oh Hyuk should be respected as the great artist he is. But I do agree that her cattiness is getting tired.

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you are right, I did forget about how she defended the children. I wish she was written with more depth, she's quite 1 dimensional and keeps going on about the same thing (her Oppa!!!) -- except for that one scene. :(

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Waikiki & My Mister: +++

Live: Hurry up, subs!!!

Switch: Looks promising

Mystery Queen 2: Season 1 was good enough to earn an S2; S2 is watchable but disappointing. Wouldn't it be a kicker if they string out the main plot for a season 3?

My Husband...: Not terrible, but I somehow watch other shows and run out of time.

That Man...: dropped

You Who Forgot To Make Up Your Darn Mind Already Poetry: Dropped. Was looking forward to it, but couldn't stand Mr Indecisive.

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Will you join us on our makeshift LIVE recap? http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/11/noh-hee-kyungs-live-recruits-shin-dong-wook-as-loyal-policeman/?nid=568556&nidwpc=3226195#ready-comment-3226195
I couldn’t stand Mr. indecisive either, but he’s toned down a lot in the4th episode.

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Live ep 7: Head wounds are notorious for bleeding a lot. I think that's to wash the wound clean so it doesn't get infected and they don't have to amputate.

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@ally-le, @lordcobol,

I'll second that entreaty to Lord C to join us for the LIVE recaps. ;-)

The show lightened up considerably in last week's episodes, and I'm enjoying it even more. Plus Senior Police Officer Choi had quite a bit of screen time. I cracked up at Sang-soo's neck-and-neck grudge match with him during the relay races -- a nice sendup of RUNNING MAN. And the rookie won by a nose. Har.

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OK, I'm checking it out...

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Thanks so much, @lordcobol! See you around!

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Everyone likes Live and it's on Netflix so I'm starting to watch that today. I'm having one of my "I am so glad I don't live in Korea" moments. The same ones I have whenever someone mentions the corrupt, privatised health system or the corrupt, privatised education system.

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I just managed to watch these three drama this week.

Waikiki - Just when I thought this show couldn't be any funnier, it proved me wrong in each next epi. I want second season!
My emoji : 😆😆😆😂😂😂😻

A Poem A Day - loveable female lead and handsome male leads.
But the one who stole my heart is the Radiologies Dept 👬 i want to see more interaction between Dr Ye and Bo Young next week please!
My emoji: 💕💕💕💕💕

Evergreen - The romantic and sweet bonding moments which led to the confessions and finally a kiss! Just give me a lot of sweet moments, show. You know that I'm being soooo generous with you.
My emoji : 💋😍💕💕💕

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Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food: Wowww. I like the classic romance from this one, the tone is high too. I'm really happy that there is sub for Indonesian for 2 episode. Really really big thanks for that. I wait this drama while watching WPL just to see how captain Yoo and Hanyang fight each other
My Husband Oh-Jak Do: I think I know where the plot is going and what the next story that will be pull. But this drama still enjoy to watch
Prince of Wolf: when I watch this, I just swoon by how handsome the man lead. His face really charming.
My Ajusshi: I start ep 1-4 from a row yesterday, and wow, my heart feeling contemplated, many good line for every scene, even there is no one talk, it's still beautiful

Just realize that I watch many drama this week

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I ended up watching "Casablanca" after episode 2 of "Pretty Noona." Now I understand why people are still talking about it and it has been 75yrs since it came out in the theatre.

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Oh! Yay! Maybe I should rewatch this. I think it’s been about 16 years since I saw it with my husband. Ingrid Bergman—I totally wanted to be her in jr. high.

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Thank you for recommending it :).
Ingrid and Audrey Hepburn, those classic beauties.

"Breakfast at Tiffany" tomorrow.

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Audrey Hepburn was the original movie star girl crush, I admired everything about her as a teenager from her walk to her voice (that voice and that accent like nobody else I've ever heard).

I hope you enjoy Breakfast at Tiffany's!

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Thank you :). I'm on a classic romance marathon. Feel free to recommend some old school classic.
I've been missing out for sure.

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Not to mention George Peppard in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S. (He was the bee's knees as a swashbuckling ace in the WWI aviation epic THE BLUE MAX long before he headed up THE A-TEAM or spouted BANACEK's folksy Polish pseudo-proverbs.)

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Casablanca is an amazing movie, I got tears in my eyes when they sing La Marseilliaise.

And it's even more amazing to know that it was released in 1942 ie three years before WWII ended, and many of the actors were actual refugees.

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Wow I didn't know that about the actors. Thanks for sharing!
I didn't think that I'd enjoy it so much since it was a very old film but after watching it, it made me want to watch more classics.

The only one that I've seen before and love was "Sabrina."
I remember glossing through "Gone With The Wind." My mother had a VHS copy of it lol.
She made me go to Costco and make a DVD copy because she wanted to keep it.
That will be my next classic to watch after "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

"Pretty Noona" is selling the classics and not just films but songs too. It's so incredibly romantic. I haven't squeed so much over a romance drama in a very long time haha.

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One of the best classic romances has to be "Now Voyager" with Bette Davis. It has an iconic scene at the end. It's my moms favorite movie and one of my top.

For an adventure with a sweet romance check out "African Queen" with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Excellent film.

Cary Grant in most everything. 😉

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Gaaah you are killing me now making me want Pretty Noona even MORE!!! 😩

I love classic romances and adore Sabrina. Some of my favorites are comedies like Philadelphia Story and My Man Godfrey.

Another favorite film for me is old but not old enough to be "classic", "My Brilliant Career" (it's a wonderful book as well). It's a romantic adventure about a young Australian woman in the early 20th Century.

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@umbrellaman
Thank you :).
I was seriously born in the wrong era lol.
I'm thankful for the modern day tech that helps preserve the past.

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@bbstl
Thank you :).
I have so much to look forward to and I'm thankful that they are films and not drama series that would take forever to finish.

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👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 for Cary Grant in almost anything 😍

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I thought of two more with Ingrid Bergman," Gaslight" which I just saw again and costars Charles Boyer whom I really love and "Notorious" which has the extra bonus of costarring Cary Grant. Ingrid Bergman is so beautiful in Casablanca and these films she doesn't seem like she can be real.

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SABRINA is quite a romp. You might want to check out the truly delightful OSCAR -- Sly Stallone's 1991 screwball comedy. I was floored by how his comic timing. It's a hoot.

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@bbstl
Thank you again :).
I think these films has the best memorable lines too.
People still quote them to this day. That's how I found "Casablanca."

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@bbstl "Gaslight" is a great psychological thriller - and coined the term 'gaslighting'.

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@kiara - yeah, a lot of the background actors in the La Marseillaise scene were war refugees from Europe who had moved to the US (including, of course, some of the ones playing the nazis). Which means that at the time they filmed that scene, they genuinely had no idea whether the war would ever end or they could ever see their homelands again.

You should definitely try more classic movies, it seems like you would enj