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[2020 Year in Review] Part 1: The Bean Count

Well, Beanies? We made it through 2020! *confetti* This means, of course, that it’s time for the annual Bean Count — you know, the drama tally that you’ve had at the back of your mind all year.

For those new to our year-end series, the Bean Count is our no-context and super fun way of sharing which dramas we watched, and what we thought of them. You get one bean for each show you finished, and then you pull from your total bean count and give them back to the shows you liked/loved/still can’t get over. There’s no right or wrong answer here, just some math (the good kind) and painstaking dissemination of imaginary beans.

Please join our bean count with your own bean-giving in the comments below!

Here’s a quick review before you get going:

1. To get your total beans, count one for each 2020 show you watched in its entirety (no cheating!). For currently airing shows, you also get one bean if you’re up-to-date on them.
2. Add up your beans and redistribute them between your finished/current shows, using whatever reason makes sense to you. Because dramaland has a reason all its own.

 
Check out the results of the minion bean-ing in the charts below. You can sort the shows by number of beans or airing date. Or click/tap on our minion names at the bottom of the table to see how we split our beans individually. If for some reason you can’t view the charts, there’s a copy of the table here and the pie here.

And without further ado, happy bean-ing!

 
NOTE: This year’s list of shows includes dramas that aired after November 27 last year until November 27 this year. We’ll add a list of the shows at the bottom of the post. If we missed some, feel free to count them in your list.

 

Bean Chart
Chocolate7
9.9 Billion Won Woman1
Stove League4
Crash Landing on You15
Diary of a Prosecutor2
Black Dog5
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 21
Forest1
Itaewon Class7
The Cursed1
Hyena8
Hi Bye, Mama!5
I'll Find You on a Beautiful Day2
Nobody Knows2
Hospital Playlist16
Kingdom 29
365: One Year Against Destiny2
A Piece of Your Mind4
A Couple's World3
How to Buy a Friend1
The King: Eternal Monarch1
Extracurricular8
Oh My Baby2
Mystic Pop-up Bar6
Will You Have Dinner With Me?1
My Unfamiliar Family15
It's Okay to Not Be Okay14
Memorials5
Graceful Friends3
United Effort to Accomplish One Thing2
Flower of Evil3
Forest of Secrets 215
When I Was the Most Beautiful2
Do You Like Brahms5
Zombie Detective3
Eighteen Again4
The School Nurse Files4
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol2
Tale of the Nine Tailed1
Start-Up15
The Spies Who Loved Me3
Kairos1
Birthcare Center1
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LIST OF 2020 SHOWS (click on spoiler to expand)

 
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Has anybody seen Love Revolution?

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I really have not watched that many dramas this year. I'd get a few more beans if I go back and finish the last eps of some which I might do if the mood strikes.

I think overall Hospital Playlist was my favorite of the year. Definitely a case of the right drama at the right time. Who knew when in lovkdown because of a pandemic this Hospital would fill like the warmest and safest place?
Also I love love love the friendships. Really all the different relationships that fill this show.
And the music. So good.
I'm sure it can be nit picked a part and wouldn't be to everyone's taste, but im just going to love it. It gave me exactly what I needed from it when I needed it.
And a shout out the the actors but especially our core group. They really created something special.

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I really need to proof read before hitting send.
If Dramabeans wants to consider an edit option for 2021 it would be much appreciated.

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The only two dramas that I sat through without fastforwarding were A Couple's World and My Dangerous Wife. There is a third and it's ongoing. Irresistibly Indifferent. #@leetennantForBestActress2020

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What about Stuck On You with @azzo1 and SNG?

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I think this should count as 2 beans. It was that good.

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Excuse me. The King? 😎😎😎

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Wow, 31 beans, now I have to vote!

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5 beans to: I'll find you on a beautiful day and Forest of Secrets S2.
3 beans to: Memorials/Into the ring, Mystic Pop Up Bar and My Unfamiliar Family.
2 beans to Hot Stove League.
1 bean to Hospital Playlist, It's okay not to be okay, Model Detective, Zombie Detective, School Nurse Files, Missing: The other side, Tale of the Nine Tailed, Black Dog, Diary of a Prosecutor, and Kairos.

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The list:
1- Love with flaws.
2- Stove League.
3- Crash landing on you.
4- Diary of a prosecutor.
5- Black dog.
6- Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2.
7- Tell me what you saw.
8- My Holo love.
9- Hi Bye, Mama.
10- When the weather is fine.
11- Memorist.
12- Hospital Playlist.
13- 365: Repeat the year.
14- A piece of your mind.
15- When my love blooms.
16- Oh my baby.
17- Mystic Pop Up Bar.
18- Dinner mate.
19- My unfamiliar family.
20- It's Okay not to be Okay.
21- Memorials.
22- Men are men.
23- The good detective.
24- Flower of evil.
25- Forest of Secrets 2.
26- Missing: the other side.
27- Do you like Brahms?
28- Zombie detective.
29- The School Nurse files.
30- Tale of the nine tailed.
31- Search.
32- Start Up.
33- Kairos.

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My previous post had 31 beans, but I've watched 33 dramas, so I need to give two more beans, that would go to A piece of your mind and Black Dog.

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The bean count is here! 👏👏👏👏
I've watched so many dramas this year! I'm embarrassed to admit how much time I spent in Dramaland, but I feel like I have a good excuse, so it's all good 😅 (*runs to mydramalist to sort out things)

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Wow what a year it's been for kdramas. Because of the pandemic, I watched more kdramas than ever before and surprisingly liked a large majority of them.

While allocating beans I set myself a simple rule, every show gets a bean unless I really disliked it or was really bored watching it or both. Of course this meant I had to skimp on beans for the shows I really liked. Just assume that a lot of these 1s are 2s and the 2s are 3s! These are all the shows I watched:

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1. Chocolate ⭐
2. My Holo Love
3. Diary of a Prosecutor ⭐
4. Crash Landing on You ⭐⭐⭐
5. The Game: Towards Zero ⭐
6. Forest
7. Itaewon Class ⭐
8. Tell Me What You Saw
9. Hi Bye, Mama! ⭐
10. Hyena ⭐
11. When the Weather is Fine ⭐
12. Nobody Knows ⭐⭐
13. A Piece of Your Mind ⭐
14. Welcome
15. Memorist ⭐
16. Stove League ⭐
17. Hospital Playlist ⭐⭐⭐⭐
18. Good Casting
19. Born Again
20. The King: Eternal Monarch ⭐
21. When My Love Blooms ⭐
22. Unique! Chef Moon
23. Will You Have Dinner With Me? ⭐
24. My Unfamiliar Family ⭐⭐
25. Backstreet Rookie
26. It's Okay To Not Be Okay ⭐⭐
27. Train ⭐⭐
28. Into the Ring (Memorials) ⭐⭐
29. The Good Detective ⭐
30. To All the Guys Who Loved Me
31. Was it Love?
32. Stranger (Forest of Secrets) Season 2 ⭐⭐⭐
33. Do You Like Brahms? ⭐
34. Record of Youth
35. 18 Again ⭐
36. Search ⭐
37. Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol ⭐
38. Private Lives ⭐
39. Flower of Evil ⭐
40. Tale of the Nine-Tailed ⭐
41. More Than Friends ⭐

Caught-up
42. Start-up ⭐⭐
43. The Spies Who Loved Me
44. Delayed Justice ⭐
45. Kairos ⭐

I also started but have not completed (yet) a bunch of Netflix shows - Extracurricular, Mystic Pop-Up Bar, School Nurse Files so I didn't count them.

Rather proud of how much I did watch especially given that I also went down a bit of a c-drama sinkhole this year, watching 30+ Chinese shows as well 🤗 Here's hoping for another drama filled 2021 🥂

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I can't remember life before the pandemic, so 2020 for me was Kim Soo-hyun and Park Bo-gum. My favorite characters, OTPs, and OSTs all come from my top four dramas.
Characters: Kim Soo-hyun It's Okay to Not Be Okay, Park Bo-gum Record of Youth, Ahn Hyo-seop Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2
OTPs: Park Bo-gum and Park So-dam Record of Youth, Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji It's Okay to Not Be Okay, Ahn Hyo-seop and Lee Sung-kyung Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2
OSTs: IU "Give You My Heart" Crash Landing on You, Wheein "Shine On You" Record of Youth, Sam Kim "Breath" It's Okay to Not Be Okay, Baekhyun "Every Second" Record of Youth, Mamamoo "I Miss You" Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2

I have 30 beans.
It's Okay to Not Be Okay: 6
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2: 5
Record of Youth: 4
Crash Landing on You: 4
18 Again: 3
The Good Detective: 3
Start-Up: 2
Stove League: 2
Nobody Knows: 1

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The hard classment of the end of year :

First, I am grateful that the series were able to continue to be released during this year. It would have been harder to handle the crise otherwise.

For the dramas on the list, I removed the ones that are not over yet, because my experience showed me that my love for a drama can change with the last minutes... So I have a total of 35 beans.

3 beans : My favourite ones
A Piece of Your Mind
My Unfamiliar Family
Memorials
Forest of Secrets 2

Theses shows were great and consistent until the end .

2 beans : They were good
Black Dog
Stove League
I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day
Hospital Playlist
Do You Like Brahms

There were some things I didn't like but it was some details, overall I really had pleasure to watch it.

1 bean :
Backstreet Rookie
Chocolate
Money Game
How to Buy a Friend
Find Me in Your Memory
365: One Year Against Destiny
Extracurricular
Oh My Baby
Missing: The Other Side
Zombie Detective

These shows weren't perfect but they had something really good that made watch them until the end like the actors, the main characters, the story, the humor, etc.

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The shows that can fight the remaining 3 beans :

The big shows :
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Crash Landing on You
Itaewon Class
The King: Eternal Monarch
Record of Youth
Tale of the Nine Tailed

This group was the big shows that were kinda disapointing compared to their production : famous actors, writer, PD, etc.
I prefered to reward the small shows. In general, I liked these shows but they all lacked something. They were pretty promising at the beginning but lost me in the middle.

The unclassifiables :
Memorist
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2
My Holo Love
Model Detective
The School Nurse Files

They weren't bad but didn't make me feel anything.

0 Bean :
Search
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation
Will You Have Dinner With Me?
Sweet Munchies

Not over :
Start-Up
The Spies Who Loved Me
Kairos
Live On

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I don't see Selection: "The War Between Women" aka "Queen: Love and War" in the list although it ran in the right time period (Dec 2019 / Feb 2020)

Does TV CHosun not count? Are we boycotting Jin Se-yeon because of her past record :)

@db-staff @missvictrix

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TV Chosun counts because Wind, Clouds, and Rain and Get Revenge are in the list. If we're boycotting Jin Se-yeon, then are we pretending she wasn't in Born Again?

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I plan on taking a bean for TV Chosun's QUEEN: LOVE AND WAR since 12 of its 14 episodes aired in 2020. I will also be taking a bean for TV Chosun's KINGMAKER: THE CHANGE OF DESTINY.

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Thanks for another Bean Count, DB!

It's been a low year in terms of the number of shows I felt I wanted to watch and stay with until the end. I only have 12 beans to distribute *sob*, therefore I've consoled myself by adding in my own ratings for the shows I watched and felt more positive than negative about.

Flower of Evil 💍👮♀️👧 (I'd rate this 8/10 for being a compulsive watch)
Kairos ⌚ 📱 (8/10 🧸)
Forest of Secrets 2 🎯 🏞️ 🚗 (8/10)

The Spies WHLM 💎 👰‍♀️ (7/10)
IOTNBO/PBIO 💃🕺 (7/10 🗡️)

Zombie Detective (7/10 I've no more beans to distribute but it's fun to rate the rest of the shows 🧟♂️)
TK:EM 🤴 (6/10)

United Effort to Accomplish One Thing (6/10 🎨 📹📲)
Crash Landing on You (5/10 🪂 🌪️ )
TOTNT (5/10 ☂️)
I'll Find You On a Beautiful Day (4/10 ☃️)
Mystic Pop-up Bar (4/10 🍜)

I had fun!!

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I just realised that I can add 2 more beans as I also completed:
Backstreet Rookie (3/10 🍙🥤🍱)
Missing: the Other Side (6/10 🏘️ 🌅🏞️)

Those beans go one each to:
Kairos ⌚ 📱 🧸 (8/10)
Zombie Detective 🧟♂️ (7/10)

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7 Beans and... yeah... um...

One each for APOYM, Extracurricular, School Nurse Files, Nobody Knows and Kingdom 2. Two for Stranger 2.

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*dangles sparkly tracksuit*

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MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT, MUGGY YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE!

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*dangles from a much higher place even more out of reach*

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I have only 30 or 31 (depending on my question above). Last year I had 42.

They go mostly to Zombie Detective & Mystic Pop-up Bar, with maybe 3 or 4 to Crash Landing and one each to Stove League & Memorials.

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Wow @lordcobol. You can empty your 'inbox' pretty quickly. No messing around.

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So in 2018 I had 36 beans and was a raving lunatic. How do you get 42?

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Semi-retired = LOTS of free time.
Even my part-time "job" is mostly free time.
Hardly any social life = lots of free time.

But in 2020 I my bean count declined because I had actually too much free time, had to resort to Youtube and replaying old computer games, and got carried away. Sometimes more is less.

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Watched only 13 dramas this year 😪. But I was glad to know that I escaped some of the trainwrecks. As for the good dramas,hoping that there will be time to catch up.

As for the bean count🤔
365 repeat the year- 3 beans- My favorite. Lee Joon hyuk was amazing and the story was gripping. Perfect for 12 episodes.
My unfamiliar family- 3 beans- Chan hyuk and eun hee's was one of the best friends to lovers trope I've seen. That and the sisters love hate prickly adorable bickering.
Mystic pop up bar- 2 beans-Nothing exceptional but the main trio made up for it.
Brahms- 2 beans- Would've been my favorite but the last few eps dragged too much.
When the weather is nice- 1 bean- would've given more but the last eps kind of pissed me off. Hwi and Lee jae wook were the best part of the show for me.
The cursed- 1 bean- It was a good horror drama with amazing performances from the main cast.
Tail of the nine tailed- 1 bean - All the relationships were interesting except unfortunately the main love line. Rang broke my heart and for that I'm reducing one measly bean.

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I have been remiss in the drama front; only 8 beans to give away. So for 2020:
Crash Landing on You - 3 (HB; it brought friends over to kdramaland)
Hyena - 2 (JJH has aged like fine wine)
Kingdom 2 -1 (imaginative and suspense)
Forest of Secrets 2 - 1 (realism on how a promoted FL behaves- tempered passion)
Start up - 1 (learned a few things about that space)

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Stroopwafel and Sunny are the only ones who gave Memorials beans so you guys are the staff members I love now

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I thought about this way too much, but here is how I distribute my 16 beans. This is totally based on level of personal enjoyment and nothing else.

Black Dog: 👩‍🏫
I’ll Find You On a Beautiful Day: ❄️❄️❄️
365: Repeat the Year
Hospital Playlist: 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️
Mystic Pop-up Bar
Extracurricular: 🐶
My Unfamiliar Family: 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👦
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Memorials/Into the Ring: ⭕⭕⭕⭕
Was It Love?
The School Nurse Files: 🐙🐙
Forest of Secrets 2: 🚔
Record of Youth
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
Private Lives
Start-Up

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This has been such a good year of dramas - last year, I barely managed to scrape 6 beans, and this year I have 15!

Someday or One Day: 🦀🦀🦀

I'll Go To You When the Weather is Nice: 🦀🦀

Nobody Knows: 🦀🦀🦀

Shiranakute Ii Koto: 🦀🦀🦀🦀

More Than Friends: 🦀🦀

18 Again: 🦀

Unmentioned: Black Dog, Chip-In, Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2, Hospital Playlist, It's Okay to Not be Okay, The School Nurse Files, Start-Up, Was It Love?

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This was really hard! I tried to limit my beans to the shows I enjoyed most this year, and then I also cut out some of the ones I knew would get plenty of love from other people. I'm really happy with my little list, though.

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This is some brave, unconventional and rule breaking bean counting you got going on there.
But it took a lot for me to not list SD1D as a bean as well...

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Oh hahaha, I do this every year 😂

If Someday or One Day and Shiranakute Ii Koto are some of my proudest completed shows, I don't see why I shouldn't count them, you know?

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This is a lie, I just discovered. I looked back at my old bean counts, and it turns out I used to play by the rules! To the extent that I didn't even give any beans to Unnatural and Hana Nochi Hare in 2018! What's changed? 😂

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Thanks for giving one to 18 Again! It was such an underrated drama ^^

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I wouldn't have even watched it if the girls over at Dramas Over Flowers hadn't loved it so much! But I binged it in a week, and it was so lovely 🥰

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I also somehow stumbled across it and binged it too! Also, thanks for directing me over to Dramas Over Flowers.. I just read their review of the final episodes and I'm loving everything they're saying! *Especially* about Lee Do-hyun's rise to excellency.

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I'm making a point of pushing Dramas Over Flowers lately because they don't get enough attention!

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OMG! I only got 14 beans, compared to the previous years with at least more than 25! That means I skipped a lot of dramas - though I must say I wanted to skip some of them in the middle (looking at you, Record of Youth). So with my 14, 7 goes to Hospital Playlist (still waiting for when Season 2 will come) and the other 7 goes to Hyena, which I really enjoyed watching.

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I have 42 beans. So I need to vote:

- 5 beans for:
Hospital Playlist
Graceful Friends
Start-Up
It's Okay to Not Be Okay
- 3 beans for:
United Effort to Accomplish One Thing
Memorials
Zombie Detective
- 1 bean each for:
Do You Like Brahms?
The World of the Married/A Couple's World
Eighteen Again
The School Nurse Files
Backstreet Rookie
When I Was the Most Beautiful
How to Buy a Friend
Oh My Baby
My Unfamiliar Family
Forest
A Piece of Your Mind
Birthcare Center
Tale of the Nine-Tailed

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Dang, missed three of the four most voted dramas: Start-up, Forest of Secrets 2 and Hospital Playlist!

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Kairos is so underrated even in bean count. I am beyond sad.

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It's not over yet, Kat!

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Can it be included in 2021 bean count because it finishes in late December or is it considered a 2020 drama and only applicable in 2020 bean count? 🥺

Everyone watch Kairos~~~ 😭

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I guess it can. I counted Stove League in 2019 and it is here again.
I’m only giving one bean because it’s not over, but you know I share your love for this amazing drama!

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Maybe it's this year's Sky Castle and it misses both bean counts but next year everyone realises it's amazing.

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So many shows botch the endings that I can't really ever give any beans to any show that isn't safely over and done.

I always fully follow their rules and list of eligible shows, but I would be in favor of a rule change to count shows ONLY if they have finished when the voting starts.

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Holy sh--- I didn't realize I got 21 beans this year..... That's probably my personal record or smth.
So here's how I'd distribute it
Forest of secret 2 = 5 beans
My Unfamiliar Family = 4 beans
Hospital Playlist = 5 beans
Extracurricular = 3 beans
Black Dog = 2 beans
It's okay not to be Okay = 2 beans

Secret Forest 2 and Hospital Playlist are basiy a wall nobody can reach, My Unfamiliar Family is probably what I would call a family melo done very very very well, Extracurricular was a new, great, crippling experience, and both Black Dog and It's Okay not to be Okay are both great drama with best actors done right, but could've been something more.

I WISH I could've gotten 2 beans for watching Record of Youth and the mess that it was kdhdgshs I just love to hate on this one so much because of the huge huge huge love I have for both Park Bogum and Park Sodam and the directing, and all that for nothing but a mess.

Anyway, WHAT A GREAT JOURNEY 2020!💜
The last time I watched this much dramas in a year was probably like 2016 or 17, then it was all drama slump until this year.

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Wait i can't believe i leave out hi bye mama!!!! i gue i'll take one from black dog to share it with Hi Bye Mama💜

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This is where you need antibeans.

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I have lots of antibeans this year.

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If this was a thing in 2018 all my antibeans would have gone to Beauty Inside

Wait I only watched 2 eps at the time would that even give me...

I don't understand this

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@mindy

If you didn't finish Beauty Inside then you didn't get a bean so that bean can have no associated antibeans.

HOWEVER, you could argue that for you the mere knowledge of the existence of the Beauty Inside generated antibeans. This caused a bean-antibean explosion. Meaning that for you the show no longer exists.

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Uh I'm gonna go back to my biochemistry homework I'm just getting confused here

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It's amusing and confusing at the same time but i'm willing to be confused more just to get something out of my wasted Record of Youth watching experience

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40 BEANS, seems I have watched half the dramas in the list in addition to about 20 or so cDramas this year. 2020 was on depressing year .. and my comfort food being drams and ice cream. *cough* here we are,

Hosptial playlist = 5 (One hell of a show. soothing somehow)
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay = 4 (Loved how mental illness was portrayed here. Not to mention the main 3 weirdos. Came to love them in the end)
Crash Landing on You = 3 (Captain Ri, that's the review)
Tale of the Nine-Tailed = 3 (Sucker for fantasy dramas)
Missing: The Other Side = 3 (Unexpected gem)

2 BEANS = They had the additional spark
Kingdom 2 (Still scared)
Eighteen Again (Lee Do Hyun & Kim Ha Neul did a wonderful job)
Hi Bye, Mama! (Needed couple of tissue boxes but worth it)
Stove League (Different topic - baseball )

1 BEAN
Start-Up (So much wasted potential, #TeamHanJiPyeong)
Mystic Pop-up Bar
My Unfamiliar Family
Birthcare Center
Forest of Secrets 2
Diary of a Prosecutor
Flower of Evil
Search
Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation
No One Knows
Find Me in Your Memory
365: One Year Against Destiny
Model Detective
Chocolate

So, that's my bean count, I still have some shows left, all mystery shows I plan on binging once they are complete

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Only three beans this year. Looking over the past year, I watched primarily J or C dramas.

I did watch some K dramas, some were either rewatches or Drama specials so, no beans. The year had it’s share of dramas that were started and abandoned, although these days I start less and less shows.

The three I did finish were Memorials/Into The Ring , Do You Like Brahms and School Nurse Files, 1 bean each

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The few shows that I did finish.
Memorial/IntoThe Ring: RomCom of the Year. Nana hits a home run . What a delightful show.
The writing: From what I understand , it was a prize winning script in a competition), was wonderful.
The cast: Nana has quite a knack for comedy. Park Sung-Hoon I wasn’t familiar with, but he did a great job. And for putting up with that awful hair style , although it improved as the show progressed.
Ahn Nae-Sang: He does bad guys well
The casting was great, so many characters, even if for just a scene or two.

School Nurse Files: Jung Yu Mi & Nam Joo-Hyuk in this quirky show.
I loved Jung Yu Mi in Live (2018), she doesn’t disappoint here. I wonder if there will be a second season.

Do You Like Brahms: I stuck with it because I wanted to see Park Eun-Bin with a happy ending .

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Into the Ring and School Nurse Files are the best. I like you john because your priorities are correct.

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One more, Black Dog , 1 bean for Seo Hyun Jin unni. That should be the final total, 5 completed for the year.

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Ah, almost forgot, Diary of a Prosecutor, 1 bean

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Oh, this is so hard. But I have counted my 20 beans and have to make a choice. So, here it is:

3 beans go to: Diary of a Prosecutor, Hyena, Mystic Pop-Up Bar
--> all of those feel like they added something especially valuable to my life

2 beans go to: CLOY, Memorials/Into The Ring, Zombie Detective
--> fun, well crafted, wholesome watches

1 bean goes to: Find Me In Your Memory, I'll Go To You When The Weather Is Nice, Lies Of Lies, Tale Of The Nine Tailed, Dinner Mate (the last show battled out a lot of contenders, in the end it made the list because of the excellent first couple of episodes only)
--> with (more or less) faults, but dear to me in their own special way

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have eveyone here like me love more than friend ?the drama i so underatte but i love it

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You don't KNOW how happy I am to see Secret Forest and My Unfamiliar Family as one of the top (I LOVE Hospital Playlist too but everyone and their mother watches that drama).

But what I am happiest about is Mystic Pop Up Bar, Hi Bye Mama, and BLACK DOG BEING THAT HIGH ON THE LIST????? YEAH!!!

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have everyone here same like me love more than friends drama ? ,even is an underrate drama

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19 beans !

Decide to benchmark according to rewatchability factor : "dramas I wouldn't mind watching again".

0 beans
Some are pretty boring, i just complete for the beans, some are too heavy, intense or fluffy, I wouldn't want to watch these dramas again even if I enjoyed parts of it.

Chocolate
I'll Find You On A Beautiful Day
A Couples World
Itaewon Class
Tale Of Nine Tailed
The Spies Who Love Me

🌱 1 bean
Dramas I have enjoyed for the most parts. i wouldn't mind rewatching the parts I like but not the whole drama.

Find Me In Your Memory 🌱
365 One Year 🌱
A Piece Of Your Mind 🌱
Mystic Pop Up Bar 🌱
IONTBO 🌱
Flower of Evil 🌱
Kairos 🌱

🌱🌱 2 beans
Dramas i have enjoyed the most, would recommend to friends, and even rewatch the whole drama with them.

Crash Landing On You 🌱🌱
Hospital Playlist 🌱🌱
Kingdom 2 🌱🌱
Hyena 🌱🌱
Do You Like Brahms 🌱🌱
Start Up 🌱🌱

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@mary's loyalty to the King! xD

26 beans!
Hospital Playlist - 💜💜💜💜
Hyena - 💜💜
Stove League - 💜
Black Dog - 💜
My Unfamiliar Family - 💜💜💜💜💜
Mystic Pop-up Bar - 💜💜
The Good Detective - 💜
Memorials/Into The Ring - 💜💜
Forest of Secrets 2 - 💜💜💜💜💜💜
18 Again - 💜💜

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Heeheehee I was waffling between giving it a bean or not.

Then I remembered it gave us the doppelganger shenanigans. It's probably the last Woo Do-hwan bean we'll get in a while since he went straight to the army *sobs*. And for some reason, I appreciated KES trying something more Song Jae-jung-ish.

(Also you have so many beans. Give me some!)

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Reasonable reason to give one bean!

I'd give you some but as you can see, I gave it all to dramas who supported me this quarantine xD

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Whew. I was afraid that Eternal PPL had received your bean for reasons other than Woo Do Hwan.

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I realized my choices are driven by emotions and how they helped me survive the quarantine. 😅

1. CLOY ⭐
2. HOSPITAL PLAYLIST ⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. APOYM⭐⭐
4. IONTBO⭐
5. INTO THE RING⭐
6. GOOD DETECTIVE⭐
7. STOVE LEAGUE⭐
8. FIND ME IN YOUR MEMORY
9. FOS2⭐
10. DYLB
11. SCHOOL NURSE
12. MORE THAN FRIENDS
13. START UP⭐

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I have seven beans. Honestly, I'm shocked I finished that many dramas because it feels like I finished nothing in this cursed year. So, here's my distribution:

Into the Ring: 1
School Nurse Files: 2
Hyena: 1
Hospital Playlist: 1
Stranger 2: 1
Kingdom 2: 1
Chocolate: 0

Honestly, it breaks my heart to have to give such meager helpings of beans to such excellent dramas (except you Chocolate, you maudlin trauma fest that could have been much much better), and I kept going back and forth on who would get that double bean. Into the Ring or SNF? Into the Ring or SNF? School Nurse Files or Into the Ring? It's like choosing which of your children you like best. I'm sure my mind will change as soon as I press send.

Apparently this was my year to only give love and attention to the super quirky and to Bae Doona, and that seems just about right in this year of turmoil.

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Don't feel bad, my own kdrama attention span was completely shot this year too so I too have only 7 beans to give.

Secret Forest 2 - 3 beans
Itaewon Class
It's OK To Not Be OK - 3 beans
Kingdom 2 - 0.5 bean
Record of Youth
Search - (wish I could give it a slice of bean, it was fun in its own goofy way and Jang Dong-yoon is great)
School Nurse Files - 0.5 bean

Way too many dramas got stalled after 3-4 episodes, even the really good ones (like Stove League)

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We deserve antibeans for finishing Chocolate.

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But Chocolate is beautiful 🥺

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To some of us it became more torture/comedy than beauty.

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🥺😱

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I know right? 🥺

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Total 15 beans in total.
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay 2
Hyena 2
I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day 2
Hospital Playlist 2
Mystic Pop-up Bar 2
Tale of the Nine Tailed 2
Lies of Lies 1
Eighteen Again 1
People With Flaws 1
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim
My Holo Love
Do You Like Brahms
The School Nurse Files
Search
Record of Youth

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Oh, you gave one to Love with flaws! This drama has a special place in my heart because all the side characters were so good, and the Joo siblings’ relation was just the best.

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I gave one bean for all the side characters. Main leads were boring and I could not care less for their love life.
It had sensitive portrayal of same-sex relationship.

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I only have 10 beans this year so I am going to have to distribute them carefully...
- A Piece of Your Mind ♥︎♥︎♥︎♥︎ (My favourite show of the year hands down. Just so warm and thoughtful)
- Do You Like Brahms? ♥︎♥︎ (So adorable)
- Black Dog ♥︎ (I went in thinking I was probably going to drop it but then I got attached to all the characters)
- Hi Bye, Mama! ♥︎ (For making me cry almost every episode)
- Crash Landing On You ♥︎ (Justice for Gu Seung-jun and Seo Dan!)
- Start-Up ♥︎ (For Han Ji-pyeong)

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So this is my first time participating in the bean count and very sad that I was not able watch that many shows this year as I was playing catch up with dramas of previous years. I have seen very selective few this year and almost very one is close to my heart so I'm very confused in how to distribute the beans but here it goes. 8 beans in total
Romantic doctor teacher kim 2 : 1 beans
A piece of your mind
My unfamiliar family : 2 beans
When my love blooms
Its okay not to be okay : 2 beans
School nurse files
Do you like brahms? : 2 beans
Start up : 1 bean
I'm being very unfair to APOYM, SNF and WMLB but those stayed least with me. And I want to give all my beans to DYLB, IONTBO and MUF but I can't not give to start up and RDTK2. This is so unfair😭

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If anything like an edit exists... I watched into the ring and would technically get 1 bean and would like to take one bean from start up and give i to the ring 2 beans. Was somehow not much impressed with start up after it ended and was disappointed with it.

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But I'm not ready.. I'll update mine in a few days.. rushing to finish my last 3 dramas of the year! Doesn't SF8 count? I'll be counting it. Can we consider 8 beans from it instead of 1? :P

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I'm so late! This is my very generous bean count, I enjoyed most of the dramas this year. 22 beans in total!

My Holo Love
Stove League 😍
Touch 😍
365: Repeat the Year 😍
Find Me In Your Memory 😍
Diary of a Prosecutor 😍😍
The King: Eternal Monarch 😍
Itaewon Class 😍
Mystic Pop-up Bar 😍😍
Crash Landing on You 😍
Nobody Knows 😍
Welcome
The World of the Married 😍
United Effort to Accomplish One Thing 😍
I'll Find You on a Beautiful Day 😍
Men Are Men/ To All the Guys Who Loved Me
Zombie Detective 😍
Kingdom 2
My Unfamiliar Family 😍😍
Flower of Evil 😍😍😍
SF8 😍
The School Nurse Files

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My dream is to have so many beans in one year that I can push my favorite show to the top like girlfriday did with Reply97 >__<

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What is your favorite show this year?

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I finished Start-Up 5 minutes ago and want to give it all my beans. T____T

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IKR? I mean I would love to give it all my beans to it's just that good. Haven't sobbed like a baby for a veryyyy long time.

Apart from Baby is love, I think they really outdid themselves in the last episode. It was very well thought out and can definitely tug at all your heartstrings.

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I cried at random things in the finale. T___T My first job was in an attic too. It was hot. The ceiling was sloped. The water won't reach the top floor sometimes so the toilets were eugh~

But I'd go there after classes (at uni) and stay until midnight and even hang out during weekends because coding was fun and my teammates taught me a lot and we suffered together but I regret nothing... *cries bean-shaped tears and gives it to Start-Up*

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Ehehe excuse my emo self.

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*hug Mary and mass-produce bean-shaped tears together to give to Start-Up*

😭

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Looking at your wall... why-- why are your tears corndog-shaped?

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🤣 Baby is love.

After I found KSH exists in this world, I realised that I was a very adaptive person. I can produce tear in many shapes.

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Sharing is good!

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This is tempting... I have more beans that I thought.

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I hope your Eternal PPL bean was all for Woo Do Hwan so I don't have to waste any of my beans.

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I have nine beans

Kingdom 2 - 🔵 🔵 🔵
hospital playlist -🔵🔵🔵
Hyena - 🔵
Nine tailed fox 🔵
It’s okay not to be okay 🔵

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Only 15 beans this year:

- Chocolate
- Crash landing on you 🍜🍜🍜
- The game: towards zero
- I'll find you when the weather is nice 🍜
- Find me in your memory 🍜
- A piece of your mind
- The world of the married
- Born again
- Oh my baby
- Mystic pop-up bar 🍜
- Dinner mate 🍜
- It's okay to not be okay 🍜🍜🍜🍜
- Missing: the other side 🍜
- The school nurse files 🍜
- Tale of the nine taled 🍜🍜

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Mmmm. Now I'm hungry for noodles.

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Sorry 😅

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Here it goes! (in red balloons, because Woo Dohwan stole the show in The King:EM)

A Piece of Your Mind 🎈(all the cute)
Extracurricular 🎈(Kim Donghee is an amazing baby actor)
Flower of Evil 🎈(Lee Joongi and Moon Chaewon did great in a minor drama)
Hyena 🎈🎈(Kim Hyesoo's Jung Geumja, OTP's chemistry)
Into the Ring 🎈🎈🎈🎈
Itaewon Class 🎈(Park Seojoon's Park Saeyori)
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay 🎈🎈 (Seo Yeji, and tales)
Kingdom 2 🎈🎈 (one of the few (fantasy-)sageuks of the year, that battle on the frozen lake)
My Unfamiliar Family 🎈🎈🎈🎈(great ensemble, that OTP, and two balloons for being basically based on my family)
Mystic Pop-Up Bar 🎈🎈(found family and fun fantasy-sageuk-y elements)
Psychopath Diary 🎈(Yoon Shiyoon and Park Sunghoon could have been the 2020's best OTP)
The King: Eternal Monarch 🎈🎈🎈(a balloon for the campy fun, Woo Dohwan's Jo Young and Eunseob deserve a balloon each)
The School Nurse Files 🎈🎈🎈 (amazing concept, sound editing and OTP)
When the Weather Is Fine 🎈🎈 (Seo Kangjoon's soft Eunseob, his shouty sis Im Hwi - Kim Hwanhee)
Zombie Detective 🎈(for Choi Jinhyuk going all out for this role)

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For a moment I didn’t read your balloons for Weather and I was sad, but there they are, hidden at the end *shared a relieve sigh*

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How could I not? I was loving this drama, but for me the last 4 episodes don't live up to the beautiful first half

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I'm to the point I only finish dramas that I really like, or rewatch ones that I've liked in the past. So, I have to assign one bean to each of the 19 shows I watched from beginning to end without using the fast forward button. To me the great shows of 2020 were: I'll Find You on a Beautiful Day, 365: One Year Against Destiny, Train, Flower of Evil, Missing: The Other Side. To me they were creative and intriguing from start to finish.

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I managed to gather a total of 6 beans of Kdrama this year, so far. Yay! Like, at least four more than I normally do! MEMORIALS is on the way and it totally deserves at least one of my beans.

The rest I distribute as follows:

I'LL FIND YOU ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY - 2 beans. Might be my favorite show of the year. I didn't agree with how the romance was handled in the end but there were so many heartfelt moments and wonderful characters, I'll carry the show with me for a long time.

HOSPITAL PLAYLIST - 1 bean. Funny and quick-witted. Jo Jung-seok was adorable.

IT'S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY - 2 beans. One bean alone is for the performance of Oh Jung Se. The show was sassy, sexy and and the FL was endearingly shameless. It also held one of the best drama kisses I've ever seen.

DO YOU LIKE BRAHMS?: In the end, I didn't. But Kim Min-jae and Park Eun-bin had crazy chemistry and although there was a total nonsense of suffering in the middle, the show did find its footing towards the end and therefore is rewarded with a bean.

I also finished Cdrama LOVE IS SWEET and THE ROMANCE OF TIGER AND ROSE, and these two deserve their respective Cdrama bean. The later was cute and felt fresh while the former had Luo Yun Xi and Bai Lu. I have spoken.

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The drama count was very easy, since I just started watching dramas this year, and most of them have been from previous years. But... I did manage to get 7 beans nonetheless.
The vote is as follow:
*Hospital playlist: 4 Beans
*Forest of secrets (Stranger 2) : 2 Beans
*Kingdom 2: 1 Bean
*Crash Landing on you: 1 Bean

The rest i have watched were decent, but nothing compared to Hospital playlist wich i watched 6 times (7 on-going) since August. I have watched all of the Reply series, since it is the same couple of director and writer. I love it. There is something about having friendship the center piece of a plot, and family relations... then romance. It is in creating balance that HP is formidable, and the 12 episode format is just brilliant, because no dialogue or scene is wasted. I am glad we don't get the classic flashbacks.

As for the others, cinematography of Kingdom is great, the plot is constantly moving, and the actors are really good. I'd say getting a second second was a treat, and can't wait for 2021 and Asin of the North.

Forest of secrets (Stranger 2) which i liked and waited for, was great. However the plot did stagnate in the middle around episoded 10-12. What drew me to this Drama is the concept of the "no emotions" protagonist. Cho Seung-woo is on point. Bae Doona balances the cold with her fire emotions, and her quirky geeky attitude, but we can feel her lassitude in this season, on her way to being disappointed by the system, struggling to navigate politics, and eager to actually get back to police work. The political and police intrigues are on another level this season around, between two pillars of Justice. I found the subjet really fascinating, got me reading about the Korean legal system.

Other shows were very agreeable, but I wouldn't watch them beyond the one time: King Eternal Monarch, It's Okay not to be Okay (Amazing lead actress), Itaeowon Class.

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And of course More Than Friends is entirely missing from the list.

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No staff voted for it but it's on the list in spoiler.

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I have 12 beans to distribute for this year:

I'll Come to You When the Weather is Fine - 3 beans
It's Okay to Not Be Okay - 2 beans
My Unfamiliar Family - 2 beans
The Spies Who Love Me - 2 beans
Tale of the Nine-Tailed - 1 bean
Mystic Pop-Up Bar - 1 bean (stole this from IOTNBO because I just couldn't leave it out)
Crash Landing On You - 1 bean

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I have 37 beans. It's been a long pandemic but thankfully it was a good year for dramas.

My Unfamiliar Family ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Extracurricular ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The School Nurse Files ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Memorials ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I'll Find You on a Beautiful Day ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Black Dog ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hospital Playlist ⭐⭐⭐
Birthcare Center ⭐⭐
United Effort to Accomplish One Thing ⭐
Mystic Pop-up Bar ⭐
Flower of Evil ⭐
Kairos ⭐
Hyena
Chocolate
Diary of a Prosecutor
The Cursed
No One Knows
Kingdom 2
365: One Year Against Destiny
A Piece of Your Mind
The King: Eternal Monarch
Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Model Detective
Graceful Friends
Train
Forest of Secrets 2
Alice
Missing: The Other Side
Do You Like Brahms
Lies of Lies
My Dangerous Wife
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
Search
Start-Up
Fly Dragon
Get Revenge

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Just curious, how many dramas this year knocked something out of your top ten or have become another benchmark for when you talk about dramas.

Going back over old DB end of year reviews and 2020 struggles to match earlier years. 2020 is more a continuation of last years trend of showing how much the industry is struggling in this different financial model. If you follow the beans in each years bean count, you can almost see the point the industry changes. It's not just the middle is shrinking, it is having a harder and harder time reaching its earlier heights.

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Extracurricular and My Unfamiliar Family definitely entered my top ten, and more than likely, Memorials knocked something out too.

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That is the great thing about DB - there are such different takes across the community.

It is often these middle bean dramas that I didn't watch that I go back and explore. Sometime a little space lets you see what those who loved them saw at the time.

Memorials was definitely this years dark horse drama in the vein of "MnD". SNF reminded me of one of Jeanette Winterson's earlier books.

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Omg I got 11 beans this year! This is more than I ever got in the previous years 😅

I love 2020 in terms of Kdrama: It is the year I enjoyed many shows tremendously.

Now it's time to contribute my lovely beans!

Chocolate : ❤️
I'll Find You on a Beautiful Day: ❤️
My Unfamiliar Family: ❤️
The King Eternal PPL: ❤️

Start-Up: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Thank you Baby Kim Seon-ho for your stellar performance, especially in the scenes you are with halmoni. Thank you for putting a lot of smiles (sometimes tears) on my face (and heart) 😅💕💕😳😍

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Oh.. I also managed to finish Alice (how come it wasn't on the above chart? 😅).. and I'd love to distribute my last bean to Start-Up.

❤️

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I watched many many things this year but either they were old or I didn’t finish them - my bean count is two! And I will give one each to the dramas that got them for me....CLOY and Mystic Pop Up Bar.

I’m halfway through the last ep of TKEM, so maybe I should go struggle through that and come back 😄

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What a year 🤦🏼‍♀️
The one thing I knew for sure at the beginning of Covid was that I would watch tons and tons of kdramas before it was over.
Yet I arrive at the year’s end with but 9 Beans 🐈.
I don’t know what happened. I guess the election?

Here’s my count:
Stove League
Crash Landing 🐈🐈
Itaewon Class
Hyena 🐈
Hospital Playlist 🐈🐈
The King
Ok to Not Be Okay 🐈🐈
Dodo - would give negative cats if I could
Startup 🐈🐈

Dropped:
School Nurse
Brahms
Memorials
Will you Have Dinner
Mystic Popup

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I had 9 as well!

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I want to say that we are 2 peas in a pod this year! But emoji-wise, the best I can do is 🫒🫒 🤔

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It's good to know that it wasn't just me who lost their pace this year 😆 I highly recommend watching 18 Again if you have time!

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