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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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A Piece of Your Mind: I thought the Jung Hae-in/Chae Soo-bin combo would be a hit, but the Korean viewers were ruthless in their criticism of the show’s slow pace. I still enjoy the show, but I don’t disagree with the disgruntled sentiment. Until last week, I had a growing suspicion that the whole show was just a long commercial for the AI device, kind of like that movie for Samsung’s relumino app. Now that the show is down to 12 episodes, the story has refocused on the characters’ healing process and sped up a bit, especially on the romantic front. No complaints there!

Hospital Playlist: This is the show I eagerly wait for every week, and I love everything about it, including all the behind the scenes clips and interviews. The doctor best friends are another winning ensemble from this production team, which boasts a strong resume effortlessly funny and heartwarming stories. Another aspect of the brand–the husband guessing game–also shines through, though it’s more subtle. Are you Team Ik-joon or Team Chi-hong? Or perhaps Team Seok-hyung? Is it crazy that I’m holding onto a tiny sliver of hope that Go Ara’s cameo could maybe possibly mean that Chilbongie reincarnated has a chance? Still not over 1994.

 

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Currently recapping: Hi Bye, Mama!

The King: Eternal Monarch: Eeeeee, Lee Min-hot is back! *kneels before his Lee Min-highness* He’s back with a cast that I adore, and so far, I’m liking what I see from them. With the king now in our world, though, I hope that doesn’t mean the end of him and his bodyguard — that bromance was just getting started! I would’ve liked just a liiiiiiittle more of that before jumping into romance territory. Speaking of which, I do have concerns with the story and the way it was introduced. There was a lot thrown at us, yet it feels like not much was said. I don’t need to be spoonfed information, but I have enough trouble following fantasy world rules as is. (I had to watch Memories of the Alhambra twice. With notes.) The drama hasn’t lost me, though; I’m determined to ride this mystery out!

Hospital Playlist: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — I am not a medical drama person. I don’t like the corruption, I don’t like the blood (which is hypocritical of me because I can easily watch horror). And honestly, as much as I love the Answer Me writer/director duo, I didn’t want to watch another “Who does she marry?” ensemble show. But when I heard that each main character in Hospital Playlist actually had their own loveline, and that the overall friendship was well worth it, I caved. I haven’t watched far enough to get to those lovelines, but oh my goodness, this group of doctors warms my heart. It’s crazy how natural their chemistry is; it’s almost like watching a (very professional, very well-shot) vlog. Despite myself, I’ve started shipping Song-hwa with a few of the guys. Guess I just can’t help it…

 

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Currently weecapping: A Piece of Your Mind, Rugal, and A Couple’s World

The King: Eternal Monarch …And it’s time for me to rain on the The King parade. I don’t want to rain on it, and I wanted to like it, but I think I need to admit that I just don’t enjoy Kim Eun-sook dramas. I feel about the premiere episode of The King, the same way I did about Goblin. Something about her writing, and the way that comes out in the drama’s direction, doesn’t appeal to me. It feels manicured and contrived instead of natural and… interesting. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Lee Min-ho, fantasy, fate, and especially the storyline-bending aspect, but I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to hang on. The only character that didn’t feel like a, well, character was Kim Kyung-nam with his flannel shirt and friendly teases. Don’t worry, I haven’t given up yet — but I’m not making any promises.

 

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Currently recapping: I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day and The King: Eternal Monarch

Hyena: What a satisfying ending. I loved that Hee-jae and Geum-ja were still working together (and good-naturedly competing) out of their little office. They both came so far over the course of the drama. He helped give her stability while she helped him find freedom, as we could see with his colorful suits by the end. How great was it that her fashion sense rubbed off on him a little? Although I’m fairly lawyered out, it was worth all the lawyering for the good character stuff. Geum-ja was such a great character all the way through, defying stereotypes and being her own type of badass. Her and Hee-jae were so fun to watch with their childish bickering and great chemistry. Their relationship was complicated and messy but real. Let’s hope we get more well-written and well-acted characters and relationships like theirs in dramas to come.

Hi Bye, Mama!: So much crying. It was exhausting. Yuri does really have a raw deal, though. It was depressing to hear her say that no one smiles to see her because everyone is so wrapped up in worry and sadness when they look at her. And Min-jung. She just made friends and started coming out of her shell! How is she supposed to deal with that revelation? Then, we have Kang-hwa who holds everything in. Thank goodness both Min-jung and Yuri confronted him about how damaging it is for him to keep pretending everything is fine. It was a relief to see him actually confront his emotions (and Yuri) in that stairwell scene. And now he knows that Yuri is about to disappear again … I think we’re in for more tears in the final week.

365: Repeat the Year: WHAT? That whole mess with Se-rin was nuts. But I love how unpredictable things are in this show. The game keeps changing, and you have no idea who to trust which keeps you on your toes. I’m still curious as to why Lee Shin chose all of them specifically. There has to be a reason she needed these specific people to participate in the reset. From the writing so far, I’m hopeful we’ll get our answers, and the plot will stay strong until the end. Since it’s based on preexisting material, maybe it won’t fall victim to the drama curse of messy endings. Then again, I’m not familiar with the source material, so I’ll try not to set my expectations too high.

 
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FIND ME IN YOUR MEMORY: I'm just here for the leads, which I love so much! ...the rest of the story not so much. I really don't enjoy the stalker stuff, neither the backstory of the murder.

A PIECE OF YOUR MEMORY: I...didn't...drop...this. HOW? I don't know. I only like Seo-woo, the rest of the characters are either annoying, creepy, depressive...the story is weird and irritating...everything is absolutely strange and yet...here I am watching another week of this show... (What the hell was that PPL drink on ep7???? So random, so obvious, and so distracting...)

HI BYE, MAMA!: After a week of no airing, I really missed this show. I just need that trio of women in my life!!!! And cute Seo-woo as well!!!!!!!

LOVE ALARM: Just watched the 2 first eps...I didn't drop it. I'm just waiting for myself to be in a better mood in order to watch it...

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Totally agree with you about APOYM.

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Find Me In Your Memory: IA. The show is the strongest when its with these two main leads interacting with one another. For some reason, this gives me tvN vibes? It's a much slower pace which I like, and it hasn't beaten you over the head...yet (Let's hope it doesn't!). If anything, I would like to see both these main leads delve more into the romance genre albeit separately.

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You're a brave woman. I decided to try a few more episodes just because I like Chae Soobin so much, but it was a trying experience. Enough people I like think it gets better that I want to get back to it, but I feel burnt.

However, here's something for those suffering through APOYM: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_FIiGSgaYq/?igshid=79etkkcyj9ce

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Currently keeping up with Half of a half and find me in Your Memory. The two dramas that hit my sweet spot and have my full attention. Still sad about the episode cut as the episodes roll as it’s my happy place 😢

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Loving the dialogue and the great OST of Half of a Half (otherwise known as A Piece of your Mind)

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I'LL GO TO YOU WHEN THE WEATHER IS NICE: Okay, it was obvious that Hae-won wouldn't accept the truth...Hae-won was extemely sad when her father died, and having her mother go to jail. But, it seems that she eventually accepted it because she couldn't hate her mom and also because her mom suffered from domestic violence. Hae-won had a reason to move on amidst that suffering. But...knowing that it was her aunt that killed her dad...well, that reason disappeared and she no longer can cope with her father's death (which seems like she knew that he abused her mom, but she didn't take into account because she loved her father too much)...I hope that she can forgive her aunt, because its obvious that her aunt is punishing herself for "surviving" even though she killed a person...it will be hard, but I do hope everyone can heal and live their lives to the fullest. Aunt's stort is also so sad, she deserves forgiveness and time to heal.

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HW has a lot to deal with. It seems as she could never turn a page on it. And now she feels betrayed by her only family. It must be really hard for her. That last scene, you could see how confused and hurt and helpless she was.

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I think eventually Hae-won will get to the point of seeing this tragedy for what it was- but she needs time for that. I say that because earlier in this episode we have someone saying "maybe they just need more time", which is a clear foreshadowing of that result. But her relationship to her ant will never be the same as it was- it can still be good but the shadow of her father's death will always hang over it, even though it was justified. On the other hand, what her mother did after that death was an abandonment of her- so that too will hang over her.

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Love this drama! It's giving me the same Just Between Lovers vibes, a drama I love to bits. Just like JBL, pace is languid, but loaded with meaning, cinematography is gorgeous, story unfolds episode by beautiful episode with suspense and twists. There is not a dull moment. Despite the traumas, hurt and tears, I am pretty sure the ending will be a good one. Isn't this a healing drama?

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I loved JBL so, so much. You're the second person of making the connection between these two dramas, and I have to agree. The slow path and the wonderful cinematography and also how the leads find a final healing on each other. I'm going right now to Youtube to watch some of my favorite scenes!

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Quite true. Nice comparison, though I found Just Between Lovers way more sad (I cried buckets for that drama, while this Weather I did not). Both are very good dramas.

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I worked in legal field for years; this seems a case of self-defense. Why should either of the women go to jail...he would have killed both with the golf club or anything else he could get his hands on.

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I don't even understand the whole "I didn't stop the car on purpose". They were running for their lives. It was a split second decision. Who can say whether they deliberated in such a short time? If this is the story they wanted to tell the killing of the husband should have been choreographed differently to make sense.

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I do agree with you. Though I must say that things work differently in S.Korea, the law there seems different from the western countries (is it only me but is drugs in S.Korea more severe than rape/domestic violence?). At least, that's what I perceive.

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I don't know if drugs are more severe than rape, but Asia as a whole takes drug use waaaaay more seriously than the West which is their right. I was actually more shocked to find how seriously they take their citizens gambling overseas. They can gamble in Vegas or Macao and come home and face charges.

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Also watching: Find Me in Your Memory / Welcome / How to Buy a Friend

365: Repeat the Year (Episode 13-16)
What’s so significant about the deaths this week is: 1) we are being explicitly shown that there is a serial murderer who has been killing the resetters and 2) they come after all the resetters were warned about their fate to die originally. I’m of the logic that unless this writer has guts, our male lead can’t be the killer because nothing so far casts any doubt on him. The gamer is certainly suspicious but I doubt its him since why would he purposely find a poker chip (which will be added into the serial murderer’s collection)? The physique and movement doesn’t fit the old man, Shin or Ga Hyun too.

Hospital Playlist (Episode 6)
On the fan wall, I saw some complaints that the show has no plot or direction and it feels like watching fillers. Honestly, I’m not surprised to see them but this is the slice of life genre so I don’t get what you were expecting. If you’re the type who likes a definite ending, I think you won’t find it in this show particularly since it is slated to have multiple seasons. I however detest even more the vile contempt hurled towards Dr Jang’s character simply because some viewers see her not worthy of Jung Won. But hey, the writer pulled a Jung Hwan in Ik Jun, so everyone is primed into the husband hunt.

Nobody Knows (Episode 13-14)
This show may not be as mind-breaking or heart-stopping as 365 when it comes to the mystery thriller genre, but it does make up with the emotions we get as the characters bond. Forgiveness seems to be the theme this week as Young Jin’s team forgives her for not telling them the truth, Eun Ho forgives Min Sung for ordering a hit on him and Tae Hyung at least is moving on from the hurtful past he has with Sun Woo. What surprised me though this week is the hint that Doo Seok and Sun Ah might defect away from Sang Ho: I would like to learn what had tipped them over the edges.

Hi Bye, Mama! (Episode 13-14)
I’ve been mixed about this show for quite some time but this week is where it goes into negative territory. Pil Seung has been MIA recently and his family hasn’t even resolved their affairs but they’re suddenly gone? The reaper just ups and disappears nicely without confronting Yu Ri? Why did the Reaper even want Seo Woo in the first place? Why would the writer start a side arc in Kang Bin going into the finale? Why did we drag this show till now and dump all the reveals (Yu Ri being a ghost and dying once again, Min Jung finding out, source of Kang Hwa’s guilt) at once? I’m super frustrated.

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My theory on who the serial killer is .. the one who died in reset 6, hence everyone else survived... and one who is not dead in reset 7 (current) and hence everyone is dying :)

SPOILER THEORY

ML's partner..the police officer who was stabbed in reset 6

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lol..the moment writer wrote a divorce arc for IK , i called it.. that was to put him in the husband hunt game :)

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1/4 - I like the idea of the AI being a therapeutic help, a more accessible and personal help-line... or simply "someone" to whom we could unload our worries (and anger) we don't want to share / burden with people around us. I wouldn't mind to have one such a device right now honestly as last days the Virus Situation got me mentally.

Maybe that's also why this week I mainly focused on all Hwi's scenes in Weather and Mom's and Director's scenes in Hospital - that flower-photographing-scene left me giggling 🙂 💕

Hugs to all who have it hard these days 😘
(Also Hugs to all the rest 🙂)

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HOSPITAL PLAYLIST: I love this drama so much. After a while, I’m actually fine with a once a week episode set-up. I love the entire cast. It’s fun to spot familiar faces and easter eggs in the show.

365: REPEAT THE YEAR: OH MY GOD. I just started watching it three days ago and it’s amazing how as I start forming a theory, they trash it real quick. Nam Ji Hyun and Lee Joon Hyuk are such talented actors, they are believable in their roles and I love the subtle chemistry between them.

MY FATHER IS STRANGE (rewatch): I asked for recommendations a few days ago and I’m planning to start watching them next week so for now, I decided to rewatch this first.

THE WORLD OF MARRIED COUPLES: This show makes me so furious but I can’t stop watching it. I am not a violent person but I really want to hurt these people who hurt Sun woo.

THE KING: I was a big Lee Min Ho fangirl until Heirs happened. I just casually watch his dramas but I don’t get too invested in it anymore. I feel the same with this drama, maybe it’ll improve after the second episode.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Last five episodes but slowed down a bit because I got confused with all the shows I’m watching.

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MY FATHER IS STRANGE is my favorite weekend family drama too.

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You feel like a part of their family, too. 🙂

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I was never a big Lee Min Ho fan, although I did really like Faith. But for some reason I am excited to watch the King drama. I think he could play the regal part just fine. I really hope it turns out to be wonderful drama.

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I really enjoyed Faith and City Hunter as well. I remember watching Boys Over Flowers when I got familiar with the korean world, but never finished it (too dramatic sometimes, never really liked Go Hye Sun sorry).

Heirs...Just watched the first episodes and dropped it. Frustrating drama. Acting was bad too. Sorry, Park shin hye, but you were horrible in Heirs.

I'm currently watching Legend, since I dropped it when it aired. So far enjoyable. I'm half away through it.

So King...Should I watch it? I don't know really. I'm not a fan of Kim Go Eun. Liked Goblin but I hated her character.

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Oh yes, City Hunters was also good. I'd forgotten about that one. I also really disliked Heirs and I did not like Boys Over Flowers or Legend. I am going to try to watch King, even though I don't particularly like Kim Go Eun either. I am just hoping that this drama will be good and worth our time. Hope. :-)

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I also did finish City Hunter (and I loved it!) also Personal Taste but Heirs was such a turn off for me. It was star-studded but I hated the story. I’m positive for The King though. I hope it won’t disappoint us, too.

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I'm watching a crazy amount of kdramas since we're under virtual lockdown.

NOBODY KNOWS: Going strong. The show has surprised me by not just being a good procedural but also a show that invests in and develops its characters. Can't wait for the finale.

WHEN THE WEATHER IS FINE: I went from finding it meh to being deeply invested, in MY's love-life of all things, to confused at the strange pacing and storylines. There seem to be strange jumps between storylines that don't often make sense to me.

A PIECE OF YOUR MIND: This went from trying-too-hard to heart warming and I'm quite sad the number of episodes went down. Hope it won't affect the story they wanted to tell.

WELCOME: I don't know why I'm still watching this but I am and will again next week.

MEMORIST: Again some of the pacing and editing is odd but they keep surprising me. Every time I think I have the mystery figured out they add a new layer to the story (such as the revenge saga this week and of course this week's ending).

ECCENTRIC CHEF MOON: Pretty sure I'm the only person watching this. What can I say. I have a soft spot for Eric Mun.

HOSPITAL PLAYLIST: My favourite show of the year. Every character is well-developed, consistent and interesting. I end up watching each episode twice just to catch/ rewatch all the jokes and moments.

HI, BYE MAMA: Lots of fast-forwarding. This should have been a much shorter show. The emotional moments have also started seeming repetitive and stale. Still watching only to know what happens to Yuri.

HOW TO BUY A FRIEND: Started and finished within a day. Was pacy and funny. Not a NEW story in any sense but still relatively well-told.

Planning to start The King: Eternal Monarch but the reviews concern me and I'm not a big fan of the writer's earlier works. Will probably still give it a chance.

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well that makes 2 of us for eric then!

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I started Eccentric Chef for Eric too. I haven't continued due to time constraints. But I do plan to finish.

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We are watching ECCENTRIC CHEF MOON also. I happen to also like the female lead, but Eric is a good actor.

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Your sentiments mirror mine regarding Hospital Playlist and Hi, Bye Mama :)

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I fast-forwarded through today's episode of HBM too. Even the writers seem to be speeding through the story - the way they dealt with the exorcist, the baseball player ghost, Min-jung's decision, Yuri's counter-decision, etc. phew

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Haven't watched the episode but your comment makes me feel disappointed. Idk why tho. I distanced myself from the show because of the pacing and the overdone emotional manipulation with Gang Hwa's pain. I still feel strongly about somethings though.

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Ditto on Eccentric Chef Moon. Haha! Though I also like the FL from Househelper and Perfume. Still, it's pretty much because Eric's back. And he's playing a chef. Haha

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Okay apparently I'm not the only one watching lol. So many Eric fans in the comments and yes I like Go Won Hee too!

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Omo. I'm gonna watch this one day. I adore Go Won Hee in Perfume and I liked Eric in 3 Meals a Day :).

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Hyena is now over and I am sad that I have nothing to look forward to when the week ends, but then there comes Lee MinHo and Woo Do Hwan and I’m seeing lights. It does get a little confusing juggling between the 2 worlds but I’m keeping my hopes up. Please be my next crack drama.

Hot Stove League - watched this after I had nothing to watch after Hyena ended and omg, this drama was done right. NamGoong Min’s riveting acting played a big part on my overall satisfaction. I didn’t even know the rules of baseball yet I love this drama, and that’s saying a lot.

Hospital Playlist - I want to love this but as of now I am still unable to keep up with the long episodes. I remember falling head over heels with Prison Playbook after the 6th episode so I’m giving this show time to hook me in. I love all the cast so I’m definitely going to complete this one way or another.

The World Of Married Couple - the ending in episode 6 felt like it could be the finale scenes of the drama itself yet we’re only halfway through. That’s how amazing and how fast paces this drama is. Loving it.

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Hi Bye Mama - another favourite. I’m glad I watched this weekly instead of binge watching it. I’ll probably get a splitting headache from too much crying if I watch this back to back.

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Oh no. Planning to do that! 😭

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Crying is guaranteed in literally every episode. Haha

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I began Stove League when it was still airing, but in the middle because beanies wouldn't stop commenting how good it was. Best decision ever. I loved it. It was great, even if I don't understand a single thing about baseball.
You'll love it even more, the more you watch it.

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Exactly. I guess I always have a soft spot for underdog story and Hot Stove League was kinda like that.

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HOT STOVE LEAGUE is a gem.

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The reason you felt that ep 6 of "The World of Married Couple" was the finale is because in the original BBC "Doctor Foster", that was the end of season 1. This Kdrama version has combined both BBC seasons into one.

My blood was boiling after watching some of season 2 so stopped. Hopefully, this K version will have a different ending. If so, I'll be back because I think the actors are very good here.

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Oh wow. No wonder it felt like it was a finale. I didn’t watch the original so I do not know how the story goes. This drama received such a high ratings so I’ll probably continue watching.

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Is it a crime that I'm not watching Hospital Playlist and The World of Married Couple? :D

I'm not into medical dramas right now, but I might pick it up later in the year. The World of Married Couple...I know it's good, but like Misty and Sky Castle, I won't watch it, simply because I'm not into overly dramatic and too serious dramas. I just can't...I don't know...It's too much for me to handle it.

That's why I'm loving Weather, the pace and all. Sad sometimes yes, and trauma yes, but it's a healing drama and you can feel the breeze in it.

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I live Hot Stove League too!

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*love
But I also live for it, too. 😛

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Hi Bye, Mama!. It may have been the hiatus, but last week's episode felt different to me. For most of ep 13 I was thinking... "look, they are all crying... AGAIN". It got better on episode 14, but the show has gone to "I adore this show" to "well, two episodes left, thank God". I still have no idea of what will happen, but I keep thinking that the show will be bad to MJ, when she's the one who doesn't deserve it. I mean, I know that YuRi was the one who died, but MJ has just been betrayed by all the people she knows and let's admit this girl is not good making friends.

365: Repeat the year . That cliffhanger almost killed me. Then I could think about it and rewatched, and realized it was a smokescreen. I can't deal with HyunJoo being nothing but the hero, I'm sorry I'm not going to be objective with this one. I have to say there was something that never fitted with No-Seob and we're about to know.

I'll find you on a beautiful day . So many feelings and so many things happening... Can I ask for another 16 episodes, please? I will need healing after this great show ends on Thursday. I think I will have to rewatch it he minute I watch the final episode.

A piece of your mind. It still doesn't make sense, I don't know what the show is about. I utterly believe every single character should visit a therapist on regular basis. I'm so hooked and so loving the show!! And I'm ok with the cut to 12 episodes, because things wouldn't make sense whether there are 16 or 12 episode (personal thought).

Memorist . I remember when the show was funny. Now I keep watching just because I love the leads and Ko Chang Seok and Yun Ji On interactions (you'd better not harm any of them, show!!!). But I have to say the way the Eraser gets its revenge is truly scary: wiping out YiTae's memories and killing the officer's son).

I'm planning to start watching The King. I've liked some of KES dramas and I keep expecting LMH to be the one who captivated me in Faith (haven't seen him around ever since).

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You can try to watch him in The Heirs. I binge watched it some 3 years after the drama aired. 🤭

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Oh, and there’s also Legend Of The Blue Sea. That one was good too 😁

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I also watched this one as well, (and City Hunter, and Personal Taste...) because it was partially shot in my hometown and the only good thing on it was Jun Ji Hyun. LMH character was, to me, rather flat. I always want to like him, because he's so nice to watch, but...

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THE LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA was outstanding.

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LOTBS and City Hunter are my favorite LMH dramas. Loved them both.

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I've watched Heirs, and I still don't know why I finished it. I was younger then, I guess. I didn't like the drama, and I didn't like LMH in that drama, specially because Kim Tan was such a bully...

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Watched initially because of Kim Tan but later on it was Kim Woo Bin who stole my heart and kept me watching. I kinda agree with you. I didn’t even know how I managed to complete it but I somehow did. Haha. Must have been the power of amazing cliffhanger.

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How you feel about Weather is how I felt with My Ahjussi, lol.
Just wanted another 16 eps for the next stage of their lives.

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I'm watching My Ahjussi now, because I don't know I didn't watch it when it was airing and I totally understand you!!!!

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Used to love everything Lee Min Ho did till Heirs. Then it just fizzled out. I watched Legend of the blue sea to see if he had improved. Negative. Stayed around for the FML and all the other actors. We will see how The King does in returning me to the LMH fandom. But I don't have much hope.

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Didn’t we all?

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I love A piece of your mind, but I too believe they all need intensive therapy.

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Mental health is such an issue these days and especially with this situation. I can’t imagine going through quarantine alone.

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As always it depends on every person. I live alone and I'm going through this situation alone, but I don't feel lonely at all. In fact, I love it so much at home that I'm not so happy with the idea of retaking "normal life"... I may have a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome...

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Yes, "I'll go to you when the weather is nice" is definitely going in my rewatch material shows list apart from Be Melodramatic, Prison Playbook, Age of Youth s1&2, Chicago Typewriter and Black Dog.

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If you like Weather, watch Just Between Lovers. I binge-watched all 14 episodes of Weather and wondered why I am loving it. Then realised Weather is giving the same vibes as JBL.

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Thank you for the recommendation. A quick google search later, I have added it to my never ending watch list. Though, the plot interests me so i think i will watch it sooner rather than later :)

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You should. It's beautiful (painful, but beautiful) and the leads are amazing. I got to it after I watched Life and loved Won Jin Ah, and while watching I gave my heart to Junho.

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I need to watch Prison Playbook, because I haven't seen that one. When I finished My Ahjussi, I will begin with that one!

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Yaay!! It's a gem of a show <3 and plenty of laugh out loud Lee Kyu Hyung and smooth Junk Kyung Ho moments!! Name another show where you can have this XD.
Also of course Park Hae Soo and his stellar acting is not to be ignored!

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Also I need to watch My Ahjussi. Danm, the list of to watch drama is is too long.

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I've decided to watch it, because some beanies are doing a rewatch and so I can join them and comment. I'm going with two episodes a week, as if I were watching it weekly and it's really working.

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@eazal I dont have your resolve, so I don't think I would stick to the 2 episodes a week formula. When I watch some thing and like it, I can't seem to stop myself from watching as many episodes as I can. This then of course results in my studies being affected. Thus, I started live watching! If there are no more episodes available, no matter how strong the urge or the cliff hanger, I can't watch more😏.(Most recently I was grateful for this in 365:Repeat The Year, cuzz ik there's no way in heaven and earth i could have stopped myself from playing the next ep😂)
Though i do think My Ahjusshi is more of a slow burn so i would like to take it slowly. I guess i'll try to discipline myself when i do start watching it! But then again, i did try this recently when I started Prison Playbook but failed miserably 😂

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Yes, please! I’ve watched it based on Beanies’ recommendation and no regrets!

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That’s when I first discovered Jung Hae in and well..the rest is history. I love him.

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I didn't mind the cut to 12 eps in A Piece of Your Mind, though I don't know how they will have time to tell about Ji-soo's husband secret and why Ji-soo became so unhappy.

I'm watching it though I don't know how...At first I hated Ha-won and his obsession with Ji-soo...But thanfully Seo-woo is healing hi...however, that pianist...I'm hating him right now!!!! Those hateful eyes, the way he looks as if he is angry with everyone...I just wanna slap him and put him in therapy. That guy is so messed up...

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All of them need therapy, but he's the first one. The fact that he can't tell anyone that his wife has died (and not only died, that she committed suicide) can tell you how bad he is. I'm so distressed by his distressed...

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She didn't commit suicide. She died when the tree fell on the cabin. That's not suicide.

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Well, I do believe she didn't want to live and that it was not an accident. There are many who believe it was suicide although it's not stated that way in the drama. Let's say it's my interpretation.

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CRICKET - Watch 2 hour long test mathes highlights. Its stupid idea.
Live streaming from the Cricket boards of previous test matches. One heck of a stupid idea - I'm the viewer.

JAPAN -

Kyou no Nekomura-San - 2 minutes episodes. 1st 2 episodes translated. This show needed a bit more young Neko-Kun.
Interesting watch. A cat longing for its owner and that being displayed by a human actor. Now imagine if the main attraction was a Cat - A cat playing cat. Must Watch

Arimura Kasumi's Filming Break - 1st episode translated. This show is original work - a fiction - a fiction that derives its value from Arimura Kasumi's very tiny part of media life. Arimura is playing Kasumi.

Wow - Cat for a Cat - Arimura for Kasumi. Good combi of shows.

1st episode was pretty nice. simple - no noise pollution. Simple easy day to day life of a family and then the main event starts - Makoto.

You can guess a lot of things and it should be preety easy o guess the relationship. I did the mistake as i was too much paying attention on Legal part of relationship and completely ignored the biological part when writer was clearly showings parts of relationship. It was very much near to my way of vague formation of information. And yet i was fooled. I can see how my comments can confuse someone when everything is left at viewers discretion.

Boku Dake ga 17-sai no Sekai de - 6.5 - For teens. That's it. casual watch

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Hospital playlist - 7 - Full name itself tells that i have some respect for the show.

King's Fling - 4/10 - Seems like they did spent money on production. Good CGI in parts, Good Scenary, Above avg. Direction. Below avg. story, avg. characters, bad quality writing. Villain actor doing his job, one sec he's your generic villain and in other parts he's the only one trying to keep the story afloat. Generic hero/heroine and side characters.
Writer is a hack who can' write. She would do better writing korean adult(aka porn) because essentially she is doing the same for public tv media. This show is literal definition of porn. A mediocre piece the waste crucial resources of mankind. The only good thing to come out of it is being able to provide temporary job to dozen of people.

Once Again - 1 member writes long post about it every week. good. I wanted family drama so can tolerate this trash. The show is headache - low quality Chinese product. These kind of writers should be banned from whole industry.

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The love Equations - 3/10 - your usual Chinese youth porn trash. Literal porn. Providing employment is the only redeeming feature it have. Edgy teens fall for it too easily too soon. Still you expect audience to use the brain cells gifted to them by mother earth, atleast once in a while.

Fool me once, shame on you. Foo me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, shame on both of you.

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I just don't even bother with Chinese dramas that take place in modern times. They're all just alike, total pablum. However, there are wuxia and xianxia and Republican Era ones that I still like, as long as they are a tad more cleverly written.

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I still have queued up on Viki and really want to get to THE LONGEST DAY IN CHANG’AN.
I just haven’t figured out how to work it in because I know it will require research on the side if I want to get the most out if it.

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That's one thing I really enjoy about some dramas - having to do research on the side and actually learn something interesting. Good luck with Chang'an. I couldn't get into it but maybe someday...

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I have pretty much given up completely on mainland China shows. They used to put out a few watchable ones, but over the past 3-4 years it has been absolute crap - 95% seems to be nothing but over the top Wuxhu ridiculous acrobatics or poorly disguised teen porn. And all of it heavily censored to conform with CCP "guidelines". I think my final breaking point was a drama from about 3 years ago where a supposed love story was built around Communist Party rallies and meetings.

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Sometimes I find the "propaganda" interesting and informative. Perhaps because it reminds me of American movies and tv shows (from the ancient past like the 1950s) that were just as blatantly nationalistic. Only then we Americans were the heroic good guys...

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You're right about the flashback feeling to old American shows. I cannot stand to watch any of the old shows, with a couple of exceptions (like Have Gun, Will Travel). Once in a while I run across clips of those shows on YouTube, and in shows like Leave it to Beaver, where the kids wear starched shirts and ties everywhere, even at home, makes me want to barf. (And cringe).

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There must be good ones out there among sea of trash but unable to reach foreign audience. Right now China is quantity over quality. I'm sure they are trying hard to takeover the space of korean media in Asian sphere.

Wuxia and Chinese teen drama both are just there to lower your IQ. Especially teen dramas are instilling an idea/image into the mind of young audience how their life supposes to be.

As for propaganda - Nowadays every drama starts with shinny scenery of skyscrappers(default template, having luxurious offices) Don't shove your prosperity into audience's face. We know China is a land of millionaires now. Shooting in foreign locations - Hero/Heroine in foreign land(study/business) We know that Chinese are globe trotters now.
Chinese comradeship in foreign land(am gonna help my Chinese comrade in foreign land)
Chinese facing racism/discrimination/being duped/deceived/robbed/facing verbal/physical violence in foreign land(China is far better/far more secure and people have manners)Hero/heroine praising China atleast once in the drama. I've noticed this inmore than 1 dozen dramas.

I'm surprised to see the citizens not get tired watching all this nonsense.

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Well of course they're going to paint their country as good and better. Doesn't America do the same?
Korea is the country that produces dramas about surviving.

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@linda-palapala
SK dramas can also be read as normalising power imbalance. It's the flip side of the "surviving".

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Pretty hard to check the facts given the censorship in China, but an article in Hong Kong about a year ago said that over 90% of China made movies lose money, and that many are nothing more than money laundering operations. The PLA also makes some movies, which apparently nobody watches (usually about the heroic anti-Japanese struggle) - in one case a theater was giving away free tickets and still only had two people show up.

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@LindaPalapala I actually think since the counter-culture movement of the 1960ies, Hollywood does not even attempt generally to show their country in a good light. The closest I can think of patriotic movies is WWII films.

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China has gone backwards politically in the last eight years (there are reasons for this but I do not wish to produce a political commentary here). The result is the heavy hand of censorship is stifling creativity, while insistence on limiting access to talent from Korea has reduced access to some seriously resources. You are right about much of it being reduced to unwatchability. On the other hand- talent once drained from Taiwan is returning and we are starting to see some better T-dramas.

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I highly recommend "Reborn". It's a very well written and acted police/thriller. Best place to see it is on YT. It's only 28 eps and Babel Fansubs have uploaded a new ep each day.

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I'm watching dramas now. And they don't have Royal Hotness in them, I'm making progress. Heh

Eternal Monarch Ep 1 - I can see it's a KES drama made for her fans. The world building is confusing. Korea and Corea looks the same. Overall it was an okay 1st episode. I can't help but notice the similarities with Goblin, Heirs and even TLE. I guess its the effect of watching too many dramas 🤭.

Hospital Playlist Ep 6 - truly turning out to be K-Grey's Anatomy. And it's a good thing I guess. I followed GA since season 1. It doesn't have much plot. Just endless drama like Hospital Playlist.

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho - somewhat watching this with my sister. A first watch for sis, a rewatch for me. Shin Mina as Miho is adorbs.

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Love My GF is a Gumiho! It was my gateway drama for Shin Mina. Loved how she was quirky but not the typical Candy in Kdramas. Even for that time in Kdrama History, when I feel all the Kdramas had the same cookie cutter female lead.

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I was so confused with The King. Trying to figure out which world is when, future or past, and kid who got stabbed whom I thought was dead actually survived and kat, you tell me his scar has shifted from left to right, and that hooded figure coming to save him whom I thought was LMH turned out to be the cop and there's a white rabbit but it's actually wearing a black hoody with white rabbit ears so why is he calling the figure a white rabbit and the only white animal I saw was a white horse and what watch is he talking about and why is the Prime Minister wearing a red lacy dress and flirting with the king in public and what is going on help

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Regarding the the scar, it was done on the right side, I think it’s bad camera angel or something, on the min 10:26, you can see that the uncle pinned him down with his left arm and used his right hand to slit his neck from left to right, but it is shown after he was done, and his hands already moved.
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Hoping to see good character arc for the prime minister.

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Good and intriguing if the writer knows what she is doing or could be disaster if she doesn’t know how to unfold it.
I will watch it to end, it seems like it’s one of those show we need to watch the whole thing to see the resolutions.

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Yeah. This is why I’m afraid to start it 🤔

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I find it intriguing. I usually give 4 episode a try before dropping but might give more to this since KGE is my fave!!! Honestly it has layers and potential. Not al drama will be perfect and so are Kim Eun sook drama, she is not perfect and there will be flop episode here and there. But for the first 2 episode I’m finding myself wanting to more. So that’s a good sign :)

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Can't help comparing Monarch to Goblin. Based on the two episodes, Goblin is more enjoyable. Please show, let me be wrong. I want Monarch to be just as enjoyable. LMH is not as polished an actor as Gong Yoo but boy, is he so, so gorgeous to look at.

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The scar seemed to have changed sides to me, too. But I was sure the kid would survive.

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I don't have a problem deciphering the two worlds. As to the kid's fate, (Le Gon in RepKorea), episode 2 provides the answer.

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I think Gumiho was the first kdrama I ever watched, and I still blame it for being the gateway drug to total addiction.

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I love My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, so fun.

I’m unconvinced on The King so far but it’s very pretty 😄

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THE KING: Someone please post the recap, bc I have no idea what I just watched? It was pretty and I am intrigued, but very very lost. Could not figure out exactly even what world we were in, even though they they would show it at the beginning of the scene. Hopefully the transitions between worlds are smoother from here on.
WHEN THE WEATHER IS NICE. I love the directing of this drama. It's so smooth and calm even if a little slow sometimes. However, really enjoyed how they set up BY's plea of forgiveness to HW right before she found out about her Aunt. Hopefully she can remember that and be able to move on and forget her aunt.

HOSPITAL PLAYLIST. I am enjoying it. Love Jo Jung Suk, and all other actors, but it may just be me. I feel a bit lost here with all of the doctors involved. You have the fellows, and the residents and the interns and then every patient of each. It feels a bit too much. I feel like I don't get enough of each story and still trying to figure out how it fits in the whole.

RUGAL: I have already mentioned in the weecaps, that I weirdly enjoy this, even with all the crazy. So bring on the new episodes.

ECCENTRIC CHEF: I started the firs two episodes and liked it. But I haven't had the time to watch more. I will get there though. I love the quirky village people.

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Chef is full of tropes and cliches, but I find it fun to watch, perhaps because it takes those to ridiculous extremes.

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Hospital Playlust- I do agree that outside of the main 5, there’s a lot of characters without much introduction. I felt like just this week with ep 6, I began to recognize faces and remember who’s who. Still throughly enjoying this drama though.

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HI BYE MAMA: Episode 13 was more a flashback filler than moving the story to a conclusion. I agree there are too many story threads hanging to get a neatly wrapped up finish. The odd thing is that viewers started to break ranks to be either pro-Yuri or pro-MJ. Both women appear to be headed for a raw deal.
ONCE AGAIN: I was not going to get into another weekender, but since there is little else on I am bouncing in and out of the story. It is still a prepackaged standard family trope but the acting is pretty good.
WELCOME/ANGEL'S LAST MISSION IN CAT FORM: I know now that this is the lowest rated drama major Korean network (0.9%).
HIDDEN (2019 Drama Special): Again, I like these hour specials because the writing is tight and the stories simple. This one featured supporting actors moving up in cast slots. The story was good because it featured a troubled youth and a deadline to adulthood. It had a few good plot twists. I enjoyed it.
HAPPY TOGETHER: After 20 years, this version ends to be (allegedly) reformatted into a season (new hosts, new format, etc). It was the closest thing to an American talk show.

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Remember the biggest fan favorite drama of 2019, 'Melo is My Nature', only got 1% rating. Low ratings doesn't necessarily mean the people who are watching it aren't enjoying it

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I love Welcome, but Melo is My Nature aired on cable, which normally has lower ratings than the Big Three networks.

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I'll Find You on a Beautiful Day: Lovely drama, but I found the gal's reaction to the real story of what happened a bit meh. Basically they hint she knew what was going on but don't go all in about the emotional impact. And she never asked why and how it all went down. I know this worked for others, but I thought this was just wimpy writing. Still, I look forward to the conclusion as it has been an overall solid drama.

Romance Is a Bonus Book: Finally finished up the last episodes; I had 5 to finish instead of the 4 I remembered. This worked overall as an ensemble drama set at a publishing company but not as a romance. I didn't buy this couple together and they do kind of the cutesy thing they do in k-dramas that makes a relationship seem so shallow. I also thought the concept of not hiring someone overqualified was odd though I admit could be realistic. Basically, it just makes us uncomfortable so too bad if you have to be without a job. Again, with the age and hierarchy thing could be so but just was a disconnect for me.

Bosch: Amazon just put out the 6th season of this great show based on a novel by Michael Connelly, an exceptional crime writer.

Hyena: Hope to jump into and probably would have already except don't love legal dramas but looks like it ended well.

New KES drama: Will probably give a go but haven't had much luck finishing her dramas since DOS and I had a hard time not dropped that around episode 12 or 13 when it fizzled out. I find her dramas are generally shallow but addictive with an exception here or there where she ups her game so we'll see.

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought Hae Won's reaction was weird.

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I just think at this point in the drama the viewer should be aware of her point of view on being raised in that home. "I didn't like him either" doesn't cut it.

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What I find him weirder was what came after "I didn't always like him". "But he was still my dad." So what? They shouldn't have killed him? Of course they shouldn't have but not for that reason. It's not like it was a premeditated murder. It was a momentary defensive reaction when they were panicking in fear for their lives. The point everyone including Hae Won should understand is that at that point things were beyond physical abuse. That guy was going to kill someone if he wasn't stopped and he didn't care whether that someone was his wife or his sister in law. Before falling down the stairs he was reaching for the iron to bash the aunt with. Downstairs he had something like a golf club in is hand. Both deadly weapons.

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I think that Hae-won's reaction to the truth in episode 14 of I'LL FIND YOU ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY was actually quite realistic. The initial shock of the truth has just hit her and she is reeling: Her whole world has just been shattered and she does not know who she can trust. It is way too soon for her to be asking the questions that will give her the complete story- she is not ready to operate on that objective level yet. She is reacting emotionally- and this is all too human. Once again this drama has shown us some real insight. This show has depth.

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I suspect most viewers see it your way. Sometimes an aspect in a drama that I am otherwise enjoying hits me wrong and this is one of those moments. Now that the drama hints that "she didn't like him either" we are lead to believe that she knew about the abuse. Yet going into episode 15, I wonder what was HW more injured by; mean girl stuff in high school or being raised in an abusive household. It's such a great drama in so many ways, but - what can I say- I find it irksome.

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Agree with you on the romance in Romance is a bonus book. I am a fan of noona romance but this drama didn’t have the same effect. It just feels..wrong. I don’t know. I love all the beautiful life quotes at the end of each episodes though.

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Regarding being overqualified so they won't hire you in RiaBB, this happens in the U.S., too. My mom retired from a career with NASA (o.k. she worked wit a company that contracted w/NASA but it was a high ranking, high paying job and she knew all the astronauts)- she moved to a small country town and wanted to work part-time. Nobody would hire her for anything, not even receptionist. So she stopped putting that job on her resume and immediately got several calls back, and she chose the one she wanted (working as receptionist for an org. that helps disabled adults). People just weren't comfortable asking somebody accustomed to working with astronauts to answer their phones. And with the seriously structured age hierarchy in Korea, that would be even more the case.

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Oh I think not hiring people who are overqualified goes on everywhere but, generally, it is because the company thinks the person will leave when they find a job that better suits their qualifications. They don't want to spend time training someone who will leave when they can get a better job. I have known people to change their resumes when they wanted to go into less stressful careers usually for family reasons because of this. The thing is, if they get found out they probably don't have to worry about getting fired.

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365 Repeat: At long last her villainy is out in the open. We still don't know her endgame but as I and other beanies suspect it has to do with her daughter. Now they are throwing a red herring saying that Hyung Joo is the killer, I don't believe that, but we shall see.

Nobody Knows: We are in the final stretch. I am scared and nervous. I love all the characters so much. I want Young Jin to find happiness. I want Sun Woo to find happiness. I want Eun Ho to be happy with his friends and school. I will say I laughed out loud when Sun Woo asked if Hee Seob was his father and I muttered to myself, how would he know it isn't like he took a DNA test, and then the next scene they show him getting a DNA test. That being said Hwaiting Young Jin.

I'll find you on a beautiful Day: I'm going to say, I find Hae Won's reaction to her aunt killing her father a little surprising, mostly because it came a little out of left field for me and because I find her to be more practical than her reaction. They haven't really shown Hae Won's feelings about her dad until this moment. I'm also not really sure what her reaction is based on, her aunt not telling her and that her aunt killed her dad. He was not a good person and based on the flash back almost killed her aunt. Hmmmm, I don't know beanies.

A Piece of Your Mind: I am genuinely sad that this drama was cut by 4 episodes. I thought the pacing was fine. It was not nearly as bad as the pacing in Chocolate and people loved that. That being said I'm loving how it is going.

Memorist: I don't know why I'm watching this. It is fine sometimes and sometimes I fast forward through the nonsense. As predicted the chief is the eraser. Who this new girl is, no one knows.

Hospital Playlist: Continues to be my joy. I enjoy all the moving pieces of this drama.

Rugal: Dropped

King's Monarch: I will never watch a Kim Eun Sook drama again after Goblin, that drama was more than enough and then to add Lee Min Ho, it is a double No.

A Couples World: ESCANDALO. He is back and scarier than ever because he is actually successful. What evil and gaslighting will he do now?

Hi Bye Mama: I don't know what they will decide. I know there will be tears though.

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Honestly, all the part about HW and her father is weird for me.

She was there when her mother was sent in prison so she heard about the abuse. As a teenager, I understand it had to be difficult for her : her father was not who she tought he was and her mother refused to speak to her.

But now she's an adult. She had to understand that when she woke up without her mother being there, it was because of her father, that her mother tried to protect her from the truth even after the trial in a bad way but she tried.

But when she learnt the truth, she seemed more bothered by the death of her father and the lie than the fact her aunt was hit by her father.

She said trust is like glass, if it's broken and repaired, you can see the cracks, but she doesn't seem to have the same way to think about her father.

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Yes, I feel some of that confusion about HW's reaction to the truth. Because of her father and how people protected themselves against him, many lives were destroyed or at least cut short. HW's, her mom, her aunt, her aunt's lover. Even the relationship HW had with her high school friend suffered. This man was violent and hurt the women near him. Eventually he would have even become violent with HW (most likely). I can't understand how HW could have compartmentalized her relationship with her father separately from his relationship with other. A person loses good feelings toward someone they see hurting others, they just do. As far as not knowing that it was the aunt that was driving the car, well that was a long time ago and for her mother and aunt to make such drastic decisions about who should take blame, there had to be reasons for that. I would think HW would be more curious about those reasons than simply angry and hurt.

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The whole conversation was weird. Aren't the first questions Why? How? Does she even realize it was basically self-defense? No, because the writer didn't go with what I would think those normal questions would be. I think they just needed her confused and sad for the pacing of the drama. I'm just so cynical about writing kdramas anymore but really do like this drama a lot. It's handled so many other storylines so well.

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I agree with you that a storyline that particularly needed to be dealt with sensitively is used as a plot device because without this Haw Won wouldn't have returned to Seoul but now that the weather is nice and the drama told us from the beginning she would return when spring comes she needs a reason to return. Her love life is going great so an external reason needs to be manufactured.

More than Hae Won's reaction I am bothered by how the drama dealt with this revelation - to me this is way bigger and more important than Hae Won's reaction (though that may be what the aunt focused on because she s like a second mother to Hae Won). The father is dead already for years. The aunt's lifelong guilt which led her ruin her life and health is at stake here.

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365: Repeat the Year All the informations we got are from Shin and she's not a very trustful person...

I'll Find You on a Beautiful Day Finally, HW knows the truth. The story was kinda stuck the last episodes.

A Piece of Your Mind I really like how they keep the subject of the AI, the grief and the love story in parallel. They didn't give up one for the other.

How to Buy a Friend It was a nice short drama. To see these young people to face the adult world was touching. The casting was great. Shin Seung Ho and Kim Do Wan had a little reunion after At Eighteen.

Find Me in Your Memory Only one episode this week. I missed it. I need a smiling Kim Dong Woo more, he's so charming!

Memorist After watching the BTS, I'm really sad Lee Se Young and Yoo Seung Ho did choose a rom-com, they have so much chemistry and humor.

Hospital Playlist I think this drama lacks feelings. The gaps of time make the story fast and the characters face their problems a little bit too superficially.

The King: Eternal Monarch I think I will have to rewatch the first episode to see all the clues and understand better the story. For now, the ML reminded me a little too much Heirs'ML (but older and smarter), so I hope I won't have the same issue with the FL. It's kinda the risk when a writer chooses actors with whom she has already worked.

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Imo, there is some continuity issues in Eternal Monarch ep 1. I'm not sure if it's intentional or not, but for me it did mess up with the flow. Example 1. kid King Tan was stabbed on the left, but his wound/scar is on the right. Example 2: Kid bodyguard was so friendly and talkative, adult bodyguard is a robot. Looks like kid King Tan and kid bodyguard exchanged personalities as they grow older.

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Yeah, the scar it was so blatant, how could they not see this? The bandage was misplaced and then the fake scar on the adult King.

For the personalities, I guess a talkative personality is not very well welcomed in the bodyguard job :p

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Bodyguard is Na Wang Shik 2.0 but even blander. His doppelganger need to comes out fast. I have high expectations for doppelganger WDH. His bodyguard character is doing nothing, there is no chemistry between bodyguard and King Tan either.

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The white horse must have been very afraid riding along the streets. I was worried about it. It was probably superimposed against the bus. But it still worries me. And I wish you hadn't mentioned the scar, Kat. I am even more agitated now.

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Some horses are used to it (like the ones for tourist rides in the city).

I'm curious if it's Tangled's Maximus or The Gladiator Maximus, but with this name, the horse must be brave :p

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Gladiator Maximus! I cried a bucket of tears for him.

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Yeah, me too. Hans Zimmer's soundtrack didn't help :p

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There are police horses in some big cities.

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Regarding the the scar, it was done on the right side, I think it’s bad camera angel or something, on the min 10:26, you can see that the uncle pinned him down with his left arm and used his right hand to slit his neck from left to right, but it is shown after he was done, and his hands already moved.

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Lol on your comment of switching personalities. I loved the kid bodyguard, he was so cute. I have a problem with adult bodyguard's unnecessary trench coat, especially the way its belted. I would rather he was in a dark suit. I think I have a problem with the wardrobe of some characters including the PM.

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A COUPLE'S WORLD

I am so addicted to this show. Seven episodes on, and the twists still leave me gasping. The thing about this show is you can never let your guard down, just when you think you've got the characters figured out, the unexpected happens and you are left teetering on the edge. Trust nobody. Grit your teeth. And have a steely heart. This show messes with your head and leaves you gasping for breath.

KINGDOM SEASON 2

Joo Ji Hoon is the epitome of grace and nobility in this second season. He breaks my heart with his eyes alone.

THE KING

I miss Burger King. I watched episode 1. My mind started to wander halfway. The forest shots gave me chills. After Forest, I haven't been the same. Will watch Episode 2 to decide whether to drop or to continue.

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It may take a while to recover from FOREST.

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You'll recover with ramen drama YY. Hihihi

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Thanks, now I want a a Whopper Junior 🙁

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