Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Recently Finished Drama – #LovelyUs

Such a sweet, heartwarming youth drama! 16 episodes. No angst. No noble idiocy. Slice of life done right. This drama hit all the right notes for me. My kind of drama.

Lovely Us gave me Reply 1988 feels sans the husband hunt. It’s about 5 childhood bestfriends and their lovely compound was very Ssangmundong neighbourhood! I was sad that I binged this fast and I am missing them now. 😭

I enjoyed the takeaway messages from the leads’ narrations at the end of each episode. Each episode had a purpose. Each episode was a memory from their youth. I felt that.

One of my favourites is the mom and daughter scene on Episode 14. Huang Cheng Zi is a daddy’s girl and it’s her mom she’s having a hard time to get a long with. This episode showed how much her mom loved her, but she didn’t see that because in her eyes, mom had always pressured her to do something that was beyond her capability. How they resolved this issue was well executed and it made me tear up how much love and sacrifice mom gave her only child, so she can have a better future that’s different from her. 😭😭😭😭

And… the OTP! Ooof!!! I love childhood bestfriends to lovers trope. The kind that know each other in and out. I love watching them fall for each other after being bestfriends for so long. There’s just something about seeing them understand each other even if the other doesn’t say a word. And this OTP right there checked off those feels for me.

Huang Cheng Zi. Tan Song. Zhu Jin Xiao. Chen Zui. He Jin Zhao. I will miss you tons, you lovely bunch! 😭

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    Ui, thanks for the recommendation. Off to try this one out. Been waiting for a while for a Reply 1988-esque drama.

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      Np! Hope you’ll like it as much as I did! 😆 I really like how this drama just straights up tells the story of 5 kids and their families without going through tropes I hate.

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    Why do feel good dramas just keep coming lol. So glad they’re moving towards lesser episodes now. I’m watching Twenty your life on and it’s one realistic portrayal of twenties alongside being totally fun.

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      Shows should be just 16-24 episodes! But yes to the feel good dramas! I finished Lovely Us and I am also watching Cross Fire which is a new genre for me but what’s keeping me glued to the story is the characters’ perseverance and the squad 😭😭😭😭😭. Just so much positivity and moving forward with character’s growth!

      I started Twenty Your Life On, unfortunately, it wasn’t a drama for me. 😖😖😖😖😖 Good to know you’re enjoying it. I did like the girlfriends’ relationships.

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    I should have known. I read this drama without knowing who posted this and told myself that I’m going to watch this. When I scrolled up, it’s you @13infamyss! ❤️

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      Huehehehehhe! I hope you’ll enjoy Purple!😍 Everytime an episode ends, the feels are strong after reading the leads’ narrations. I love youth dramas 😭 I didn’t want these babies to grow up!

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        I’m on Ep8 and I love every single episode!!!

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          Awwwwiieee Purple!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 I’m glad you’re loving it! You’re binging this show fast 😭 Ep 7 is one of the cutest episodes!! Uri Tan Song is in love! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 I love that little moment he looked at Chengzi’s sleeping face and realized things have changed. His bestfriend becomes the girl he likes more than as a friend!!😭

          I also like that moment in ep 6. Chengzi is crushing on some boy but she quickly sided on hating this boy in two scenarios – 1) when she learned that the twin boy was being bullied by him. She’s quick to defend the twin against her crush 2) when Tan Song got played dirty. I liked how she was cheering for the other camp but when there was a foul, she quickly cheered for Tan Song. Same with the twin boy! And then he was hurt, like ooofffff! All hell broke loose! No one can touch Tan Song! 🥰

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    thanks for the post and recommendation, seems a really nice one ^^

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      Kudo!!! The Male Lead is 97 from Go Go Squid!!!!!! 😆😆😆😆😆

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        thanks for the info, it usually takes me several dramas to recognize people ^^’

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    Sounds nice and sweet. Thanks!

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      Toki, it’s really nice and sweet. I didn’t have to worry about my OTP. I just watch them create memories every episode. And their friendship, ooffff, so good.😭😭😭😭

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    Adding it to my watch list! Thanks!

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Recently Finished Drama: #TheBadKids

Once in a while, I go outside of my comfort zone (rom-com) and give other genres a try if it’s a massive hit. Non-romance dramas like Signal, Forest of Secrets, SKY Castle became a few of my favourites that I checked out because they were most raved about in South Korea. Same case with #TheBadKids. It recently aired and China wouldn’t stop talking about how great #TheBadKids was. So I checked it out…….

Two minutes in and it already had me shoooookting! Definitely not my comfort drama! It’s about three kids who accidentally filmed a murder and from there, everything just spiralled down. The more these characters wanted out of the mess they got themselves in, the more things got worsen and dug their own graves. Unfortunately, I cannot say anything more than that for fear I would have spoiled the plot.

My thoughts on the ending: Because of my own preference, I was more inclined to believe that #TheBadKids was a HEA. I like HEA. And I like to believe in the good of my characters. So I chose to believe in the fairytale ending it presented to me.

I checked MDL’s take on it and …… yep this drama is no HEA. It’s dark and twisted. I missed a few points this drama wanted to show to me because I wanted to believe in the good of my characters. Some parts of the ending didn’t make sense to fit my own version of HEA, but that was my fault for not questioning the logic behind those parts. My fairytale ending wasn’t a fairytale ending, indeed. The ending made sense had I not gone on the fairytale route. And my eyes have been opened. The Bad Kid indeed.

Great show. I like that it wanted you to choose between fantasy or accept the grey area. And I chose the former. Read the dirty bits of it and I couldn’t agree more on their take on #TheBadKids.

*More spoiler thoughts on the ending in the comments below*

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    As per MDL – I agree when they said Caoyang and Zhang Dong Sheng are parallel characters. They mirror each other, but Caoyang eventually outwitted him. Caoyang was the one that got away. Both witnessed the fall of their relatives. Both wanted to “start fresh”. Caoyang wasn’t as innocent as he wanted to show.

    I didn’t get the epilogue and that bit when Pupu said “I didn’t tell all to Yan Liang-gege”. Cuz I was so sure Yan Liang was in the know. So when Yan Liang was dangling from the edge of the ship, MDL said it was alluding to what exactly happened on that day his sister died.

    He just watched her dangle from the window instead of saving her until she lost her grip and fell to her death. He was doing the same thing here with Yan Liang. He watched him lose his grip and fall into the water. He never did anything to help them.

    Caoyang is The Bad Kid. The twisted one that looked innocent on the surface. I already had that feeling when I saw the epilogue in Episode 11, but I got fooled by him again at the end. That episode 11 epilogue made him a big manipulator and the father – his biggest mistake was turning a blind eye to it. That was his downfall. He let his son run freely in his imaginary world where everything was okay. He could get away with whatever he wanted. Lying was okay. But the events in ep 12 had me thinking otherwise that he had changed. But nope. He was a growing monster.

    I shouldn’t trust Caoyang’s take on “what actually happened”. He is an unreliable storyteller. He lies and lies and lies and lies. And drama followed the story from his point of view. The HEA he showed at the end was actually his fantasy that he wanted me to believe it happened. So yes Gege and Pupu are dead. 😭😭 *chokes up* *sobs* *wails*

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    There was this scene in the bathroom of McDonald’s that had left confused. I didn’t get why Caoyang needed to bring up the second copy to Yan Liang when he knew that was empty. But I was also so sure he made a copy of the video clip. So from MDL, I understood now why this scene didn’t make sense to me. Apparently, Caoyang orchestrated this to get rid of Pupu. I knew there was something wrong with that scene! It’s like he was plotting against Yan Liang or something. Turns out it was his plan to get rid of Pupu. And maybe including Yan Liang too. But Zhang Dong Sheng had still human in him and wanted just to let them go. But Pupu died accidentally. A death that happened under his watch. Once again.

    Soooooo Caoyang outwitted them all and didn’t get his hands dirty. He stood there while things were happening before his eyes.

    Also Pupu. Accckkkkk~ His hatred of her ran deep. She started all this mess. She was the sole witness to what exactly happened on the 5th floor. It made sense that he wanted her gone. She disappeared from the narrative just like that. She was only said in the passing that she too got her HEA. This shows how much of an unreliable and biased narrator he is.

    There was a BTS clip and picture that implied that Pupu indeed died. Zhang Dong Sheng went back to McDonald’s and got the rest of the Happy Meal toys and shed tears for the lost opportunity to buy these toys for Pupu. I`m sad that this was cut, but I guess it makes sense too because this ties back to the drama’s theme of which would you believe – fairytale or harsh reality? Had they shown this scene, there would be no alternate, fantasy, ending where all kids got their HEA.

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    Episode 10 animation – What a great, chilling animation. I still get goosebumps from seeing this. The first time I saw this, my goosebumps were because Zhang Dong Sheng, in the end, managed to ruthlessly murder the kids. But thanks to people’s eagles’ eyes, you will realize that was not the case at all! My second chills came from the fact that the wolf, which Zhang Dong Sheng was represented as, actually got thrown out of the window too. The middle is the wolf’s skull! *shivers*

    https://twitter.com/xiaotoumings/status/1275773934856663041?s=21

    And that right there is Caoyang looking down at the skulls of two chickens and wolf while disguising as the wolf.

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    Ooooh so this is what it’s about… I saw on AvenueX’s YouTube channel that she also did a review of it, too, but still wasn’t sure about it… thanks for YOUR review ☺️☺️

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      Yep, her rave reviews about it ultimately made me check it out. I just watched her “hidden details” review and I am still amazed by the little inserts this drama did that people I`m glad was able to find. I was glad I was right with my interpretation of the epilogue on Episode 11 though. They interviewed the actor who was in that scene and he pretty much confirmed my take on it

      A couple of beanies checked it out too and they constantly talked about it with spoiler tags. My curiosity got the best of me…………………

      China is talking about this nonstop. Now they’re creating memes about it. Qin Hao is even using a phone case with his now popular tag line LMAOOOOO https://twitter.com/xiaotoumings/status/1275063820000522242?s=21

      And Zhang Zi Yi and Qin Hao convo about drama puns… LOL.
      https://twitter.com/dramapotatoe/status/1276120041964974080?s=21

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    Added to to-watch list, thanks!

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      Yay! \0/ Hopefully you’ll enjoy the ride. It’s only 12 episodes which is awesome! The pilot episode was an hour and 15 long but the rest of the episodes ranged from 34 mins to an hour long.

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    Is this just available on iqiyi?

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      I am not sure if you could find this on any illegal sites since I don’t go there. But yes, iQiyi produced this, so this will be an exclusive to them. All 12 episodes are now free to watch!

      https://www.iq.com/play/19rrhl1l3l

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        It’s available in my region. And the site, wow! Heard mentions of iQIYI on a podcast before (not sure now, think it was on Kchat Jjigae), but never checked it out… Thanks for the nudge, this looks great! Lots of dramas and movies, anime too!

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          iQiyi caters to C-Drama watchers more. That’s three of the Chinese apps I’m watching my cdramas from – iQiyi, WeTV, and MGTV. But it just started licensing K-Dramas too. Their first two K-Dramas are Dinner Mate and Backstreet Rookie.

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    Hope you`ll check it out and if you do, hope you`ll enjoy the ride! I had missed adding this twitter post in this post and but this is my favourite line from the series. Its theme.

    “would you choose to believe in a fairytale, or reality?”
    https://twitter.com/chengsxings/status/1276460517985382401?s=21

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2020 Mid-year Dramalist
How is it end of June already! I am so sad that I haven’t finished any 2020 K-dramas yet. I am hoping #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay will give me my first bean.

Here are the dramas I have successfully finished so far as per MDL. Real:Time:Love 2 is a K-webdrama, so I don’t get a bean for finishing it. Also, I am so sad that Someday or One Day is not in my 2020 complete list since it was in 2019. 😭😭😭😭

My currently watchlist. I have sooooo many I’m watching!!! I dunno when I will finish them😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

I hope I get to watch more K-dramas in the latter half of this year and that I actually finish what I’m currently watching. I hate to drop all of them. I already dropped too many! 😭😭

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Seo Ye Ji Appreciation Post Part 4

You….

…I`ll take you and leave….

… What I want is you….

#ItsOkayToNotBeOkay

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Seo Ye Ji Appreciation Post Part 3

Guys, I am not okay! And this is totally not okay!

She’s too funny

And Cute

Ottoke. My heart.

Honk. Honk.

Seo Ye Ji is my COD (car of doom)!!!

And I`m a willing victim! #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay

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Seo Ye Jin Appreciation Post Part 2

Beautiful…

…I want him her….

… I have found my red shoes….

#ItsOkayToNotBeOkay

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Seo Ye Jin Appreciation Post Part 1

Obsession is……

…noble….

…and beautiful….

#ItsOkayToNotBeOkay

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Hello, my name is Ryan. Nice to meet you.

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    Who’s next on your list? 😂

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      😂😂😂😂 No one yet! I’m still being Ryanified! And a special episode is coming out sometime tonight and the setting will be in modern era \0/ hopefully English subs will be fast as well so I can watch it ASAP

      We are thinking of starting My Girl though. It’s coming out on the 17th. Same leads as My Youth. And same writer of Tiger and Rose! So hopefully this will be the new crack!

      How is your Tiger and Rose watch? Hope you’re still enjoying! 😆😆😆😆 I liked the ending. It had its lows in some of the episode but overall I enjoyed the ride.

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        Lol @Ryanified. Oh, yes I heard about the special episode. I hope it’ll make lots of fans happy.

        I heard about My Girl. Too bad I didn’t really like her in Meteor Garden. And I didn’t watch My Youth coz of her hair. Yes, I’m a bad person for judging someone so early in the show. 😅

        I am slowly watching Tiger and Rose. Can you believe that I only finished ep 11 this weekend? I recommended it to a couple of people and they are already way past me even though I started watching first. 😂

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          😭😭😭😭😭😭 Oh that special episode 🙃🙃🙃🙃 I was so excited this morning to check out but 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 anyways don’t bother looking for it after you’ve finished this show. It’s no where near like Intense Love Special Episode 😭😭😭😭😭

          Huehhehee I I thought the leads of My Youth were okay! She had an awful highschool hair, but yeah she did get rid of it once they’re at uni. 😅

          Lol I guess take your time and savour Rose and Tiger! Now that I’m done with it and Gosh that special episode😖😖😖 I feel so empty 😭😭😭😭😭😭

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            Aww, that sucks to hear. Have you watched the fanmeet? I was going to but the sound quality available on YT was not that great.

            Speaking of Intense Love, are you watching for more Ryan? I had to put it on hold at about ep 12, it got really cheesy and gave me a toothache with all that sweetness. 😂

            I hate that emptiness after watching a drama you love. It’s been almost a year since I had that feeling.

            Are you watching anything else?

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            Can you use VPN? If you’re able to connect to either Singapore or Thailand or I guess any Asian country, this link should work : https://youtu.be/z71wI7ihWtQ

            Tencent uploaded the fanmeet on YT but is restricted here in North America 😰😰😰

            I am not watching any more Ryan shows unfortunately. Outie did a heavy fast forward on Intense Love just so she could watch Ryan and finished ep 24 in 3 mins, I think lol. And at some point she was just randomly clicking an episode to watch 😂😂😂😂😂 Our Ryan-obsession is real. 😂

            She finished Encore too through major fast forwarding just to get a glimpse of Ryan. I think she’s more Ryan-obsessed than I am! 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃

            Intense Love had a spin off special episode which is role reversal. Maybe you could check it out? I keep asking Outie to watch it and see if it’s any good but I think she got burned out by ff too much of Ryan shows for love 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

            Anyways, I started Mr. Fox and Miss Rose. You can check that out too if you want! Hades recommended it to me. It’s not as crack as Tiger and Rose but I managed to binge 10 episodes at once 😅😅😅. The first two episode is heavy on suspension of disbelief, but once the female lead travels to the civilization world (which happened in ep 3), that’s when I couldn’t stop watching. Like I said, it’s not a crack show but the male lead is just surprisingly nice and very patient with her each episode. I like that he levels with her understanding every time. She’s from the Amazon, so she had to learn how to adapt to how the modern world works. Try powering through The first two episodes and I think you’ll know what I mean about how it’s not a crack haha funny show, but the plot just moves. And how the male lead is just soooo nice.

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            It’s not restricted on my YT and I’m in North America. That’s the same link I was watching the other day but the sound seems to be better now. 🤔

            🤣 at Outie and her obsession. Her poor fingers must hurt from all that FF!

            I’m good with watching the clips for Intense Love special episode. I can’t take it with all that sugar. 😅

            I’ll put Mr. Fox and Miss Rose on the list for now. I’ve started so many cDramas lately and have only completed one (My Love, Enlighten Me). My current one is the remake of Fated to Love You aka You Are My Destiny. I’ve only seen the Taiwanese version many years ago and just recently skimmed through about 5 episodes of the Korean one. This version seems to be a bit more toned down and is decent to watch. I guess it also helps that I already know the story. It’s just how the story will be executed that will be interesting. I’m already asking for the angst 112 episodes in. 😂

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            Ooooohh hmmmm 🤔🤔🤔 I cant watch that video from Tencent channel in Canada!

            Oh yes! You are My Destiny is in my list too, but haven’t had the chance to watch it yet. I’m glad to know it’s toned down though. I think this is most likely why I’m very much attached to C-Dramas lately; their plots aren’t too convoluted and the characters don’t have that messed up personalities than K-Drama characters. The story just flows by watching good-natured people trying adjust to the new normal when another person comes into their bubbles. I don’t see a lot of asshat male leads in cdrama. They tend to be nice and swoony. Sometimes I can just watch mindlessly. A much needed after work!

            Anyways I’ve seen both the Korea and Taiwanese version of Fated to Love You, so I am very much aware of the push pull that’s gonna happen in this series. Hopefully I can start that sometime this week.

            On My Love, Enlighten Me – unfortunately I had dropped the show, but I know the last few episodes were just pure cute OTP sweetness, the female lead was great (she was basically the star of the show), and a few beanies enjoyed the show.

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            You must be watching the good C-dramas to feel this way. 😂 Though I agree, lately the cDramas I’ve been watching, the MLs are all very nice and considerate. Definitely a big change from Korean leads who are always yelling.

            I watched My Love Enlighten Me mainly for the FL’s story. I could care less for the romance. Yes, the last few episodes had more kisses and cute but I didn’t enjoy any of the kisses. It seemed really sloppy to me. I wish the ML was a stronger actor. Hopefully he learned from this show and will be better in his next one.

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#TheRomanceOfTigerAndRose Episode 20. Qianqian’s elbow

Well this scene in particular was gif-worthy, so I went over the top again gifing all angles of this scene PFFFTTT.

Tagging – @mayhemf and @outofthisworld because they love elbows……..

*SPOILER GIFS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW*

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#TheRomanceOfTigerAndRose Episode 22. The role reversal.

Thank you Qianqian for creating a world where women ruled the ancient world
A world where women would go to brothels and enjoy the male courtesans however they liked
A world where women would lead an army
A world where women would have husbands and multiple concubines
A world where women were the head of the family
A world where women did not need to cover up their faces
A world where women were educated
A world where women would lash out on men when they were furious or when men were disappointing.
A world where first born daughters were rejoiced and celebrated
Thank you for creating a story that showed us the inequality and mistreatment women went through in the ancient times.

Episode 22 was great not only because it was full of OTP cute scenes, but it showed a huge stark difference between Qianqian and Han Shuo’s world. Seeing Han Shuo’s world set as a reminder of how it was like for women in ancient times. I was enjoying the role reversal in this drama that I felt sick when I was reminded that this was not how it was like back in the days.

Tagging – @mayhemf

*SPOILER GIFS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW*

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So I finished The Ryan Ding Show #TheRomanceOfTigerAndRose.

While it’s not a perfect show and I have a few things I did not like about it, overall I enjoyed the ride. It was a satisfying ending to me. I didn’t think that scene at the beginning of Episode 24 would get me, but I hurt. Han Shuo does this to me.

The OTP is the heart of this show. I will miss all the fun and laugh I had with this show and mostly Ryan Young Master Han. I loved that his character was consistent through and through. There was that blip moment in Episode 19 that I did not like about him. He lost it for a moment there and I don’t glorify what he did, but he was mortified when he realized what he had attempted to do.

I swooned, laughed, ached for Han Shuo and I couldn’t see anyone else play him than Ryan Ding. Looking forward to see you more in the dramas you`ll headline!

*CUTIE SPOILER GIFS GALORE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW*

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    This could have been a HOT scene but it added weird elements in it that I couldn’t really enjoy this moment much. Anyways I gifed it! Just because!

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      thank you for this out-of-context gif, I’ll choose to remember it this way instead of the context it was in lol while it was somewhat realistic with his anger and growing-up-in-male-dominated-society background, it was still unpleasant (and I appreciated that they portrayed QQ as scared).

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        Yep In my mind this is how that gif came about: they were foreplaying and both consented it 🤩🤩🤩🤩

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    When he smiles like this, I melt.

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    So in love

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    Auuuugh. My heart.

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    Keep grabbing my heart, you two.

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    I liked how Qianqian latched onto him like this

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    And then she gets mad. LOL

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    Auuuugh. Look at this face!!! It’s pure of love. HELP.

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    I thought this untying the knot was sexy.. RAWR.

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    Han Shuo’s piercing eyes…..

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    We need more of these “dungeon” scenes please.

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    Loved this moment!! Look at Ryan Han Shuo! The look of love and longing on his face. MY HEART!

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    My Cutie OTP!

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      I love, love how his whole body shakes when he laughs! Also that ending is TOO DAMN SHORT!

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        I know! It was too short but I was very happy with it, so all is good. 😍😍😍 Ryan recently filmed a special episode of Intense Love since it was so popular in China. I hope Romance of Tiger and Rose gets a special too 🤞 They recently had a fanmeet tho! So nice to see the boys and OTP!!!

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    The End. *wails* *bawls*

    😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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      Haopy Ending? HAPPY ENDING! Lol I’m still stuck way behind in no-VIP land but I always wondered how they’ll conclude it. That’s good enough for me!

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        Yessss! It was a HEA \0/ and it’s one that actually made sense! Well “how” behind it wasn’t explained but the “why” it happened answered it and as a biased fan watching, I’m pretty satisfied with it.

        And yes 😭😭😭😭 I paid both the VIP and VVIP to watch this show. I’m glad it was all worth it. I happily threw my money away for Ryan! 🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑

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    BONUS: Ryan’s face.

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    Thank you for making my morning @13infamyss! Technically I’ve watched all the raw episodes but it doesn’t count when I don’t understand half of the dialogue and missing the nuances so I’m waiting patiently for the subbed episodes.

    This drama wasn’t perfect but it came at the right time in my life when I needed a bit of laughter and joy. I totally disliked the unnecessary noble idiocy in Ep18 and yup that blip to Han Shou’s character in Ep19.

    The heart of the show, as you rightly pointed out, is the OTP. Their chemistry is just 💕💕💕💕! One of my favourite drama this year! Maybe one of the TOP favourite ever.

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      Good morning! 👋 I have two more to post today. One is about my favourite ep 22 and the other is for blue!

      Ep 24 looked sooooo makjang but it’s not. I actually hurt. But it had to happen. It makes sense. Ryan does this to me. I see him suffering and my heart goes oooooffff!!! And he did the exact same thing in ep 24 but I did not roll my eyes because it was.. well done! I was very very satisfied with the ending.

      I used VPN and paid for the 19-24 English subs lol. Ryan take my money!!!! WeTV offered the English subs to Thai and Indonesians… 😑😑😑

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        True fan indeed!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I didn’t know there is that option on the English subs. Sometimes it is a blessing I’m technologically challenged like how to use VPN??? 🤣🤣

        Psst…. I managed to convince Mr Kdrama to watch the show. and he loved it. He understands Mandarin much much better than me (being a native speaker helps, albeit rather rusty haha) so he knows what’s going on. However I didn’t ask him to translate for me coz the last time he did for a different show that we tried to watch together, after a lengthy dialogue between 2 main characters, when I asked him what were they talking about, he told me, “Business talk” and I’m like 😠😠

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          Lol!!! I did not know anything about VPN too until Tiger and Rose forced me to learn it! I cried when a beanie told me WeTV Thai app had the entire episodes out. I needed to get access to those subs. It was a tough battle but I was very happy that my effort was worth it! 🥰

          Lmao!!! Your husband sounds so funny but stingy translator! Lucky you have someone to watch this fun series with in real life. I have you all awesome beanies instead to spazz with 🤗

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        Oh… I’m also looking forward to your upcoming posts!!! 💓

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    I wanted it to started it last week but all eps weren’t available , might save it for a summer light watch ^^

    thanks for sharing your final thoughts and for your posts with funny/cute/swoony gifs 🙂

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      No the drama is not done for non-VIPs. But Should be finished end of June! I’ve finished it since I paid (lol!) and enjoyed the ride. It got too tropey a long the way but i still liked it! It was a HEA. I love HEA OTP is 😍😍😍😍😍

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30 Day Drama Challenge

Day 30 – Recently Finished Drama – The Ryan Ding Show #ResetLife

I watched this drama because Ryan was in it, and it was surprisingly very pleasant, heartfelt for a 5-episode drama.

Reset Life is about Xiaoxi who was given a chance for a do-over in life. Episode 1 was painful to watch as we walked with her go through her miserable life since the incident that happened 5 years ago. I was worried that I had stepped into a makjang, sobbing fest dramaverse for Ryan, but episode 2 was when the excitement and addiction for this drama kicked in!

Xiaoxi wasted no time fixing her miserable life. She went back in time with a mission and saw that through. It was so refreshing to see her smile most of the time (her dimples are just the cutest!), the way she carried herself, the way she dressed herself, to see her rejoice in every victory, and fall in love with the man she had missed out the chance to get to know of in the original timeline.

And oh! That ending! That ending was everything! It was perfect. Ryan calling out to her “dear” was just the sweetest. 🥰

Aside from the main OTP, I also enjoyed the side characters. I am in love with Zhang Man and Chen Yi Bo. Zhang Man is so gorgeous. I love the friendship that formed between her and Xiaoxi.

And I loved that Chen Yi Bo remained good friends with Xiaoxi. He was such a nice guy to the end. He and Zhang Man so deserve each other. So cute.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

And yay! 🙌 I’ve finished the 30 Day Drama Challenge!!! And mind you this was not an easy task to accomplish! It required brain, time, motivation, and effort to actually post one challenge a day. There were days I really wanted to give up cuz nothing just came to mind and I had no will to write something. But I was determined to finish this! I don’t think I`ll participate on another daily month challenge anytime soon, but I had a great time thinking about dramas I liked/loved (and hated), posting about them, and reading everyone’s input as well! Thanks @purplesheesh for starting the trend!

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    You have a good taste in cdramas that I’m planning to watch tgis just because you posted about it. Thank you for joining!

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      \0/ I definitely recommend the Ryan show, errrrr Reset Life! So so good. I saw the female lead suffer each and every step so it felt so rewarding when she picked her pieces up and did everything she could not to fall into the same trap that she did in the past!

      Thank you for joining!

      *finger hearts* it was a fun challenge, I tell you!

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    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Good job, @13infamyss! You totally deserve a pat on the back. And how sneaky to be able to insert your Ryan on your last day of challenge!

    #itotallyapprove

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      Huehehehehehehhehehehhehe. I learned to be sneaky like how sneaky Ryan sneaking in his killer smiles here and there! 😏 I was worried he might not make any of my post since he is my current IT boy, but Reset Life came and I made sure I didn’t finish any drama until May 30th!!! 😆😆😆😆

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Ladies and Gents, meet the amazing fruit squad! #TheRomanceOfTigerAndRose

Ryan!😍Ryan!😍Ryan!😍

🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

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    omg this makes me want to sign up for TikTok XD so cute!!

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    if it wasn’t for covid we could have seen them together in a variety show??

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      I think China has no issue filming variety shows. Greg Hsu from Someday or One Day flew to China and recently filmed an episode of Happy Camp and it will air soon!

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    Ahhh!!!!!!!!! This is SO cute!!! 🍌🍊🍎🍑

    I didn’t realise Pei Herng the actor is handsome in real life, I would not have recognised him if not for the above 😃

    However, I’m steadfast in my shipping, no jumping ship whatsoever…

    #ryan_ding_for_the_win

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      Oh yaaaah! Ryan FTW! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 I’ve gone down the rabbit home 10ft under with Ryan, no way of getting out soon. But nothing wrong appreciating other boys’ beauty either 😍

      Hopefully they’ll give us more goodies like this!

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30 Day Drama Challenge

Day 29 – Best Drama Confession – #SkateIntoLove

Ahhhhh~ It’s been more than a month, but this public confession that made my heart fluttered so much still makes me smile and swoon.

I`m not one to enjoy public confession, but I can bend rules for this awesome OTP right here. Master Tang and Bing Bing’s love for each other is everything and much more. I love how their love story was told. It was about learning the new sides of them day by day and then falling in love over again. This scene explicitly showed us that they both equally love each other. As embarrassed as she was by Bing Bing’s public display of affection, she matched that love by professing and showing to him (and to the rest of the world!) that she, too, was very much in love with him. Her champion has won her heart and swooned her over again. His best cheerleader is always right there, cheering for him during his highs and lows.

And of course, this public confession had a nice cherry on top with one of the most memorable kiss scenes ever. The Victory Kiss!
CLICK: https://youtu.be/LjcSCpOsFZQ

Master Tang and Bing Bing. I still miss you.

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30 Day Drama Challenge

Day 28 – Drama Cliché You Can’t Stand –

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    My girl, Oh Hae Young, said it all. This trope is making me cry too in anger.

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30 Day Drama Challenge

Day 27 – Drama Cliché You Can Never Tire Of – Cohabitation Hijinks!

I always get excited when this cliché comes on in a drama I`m watching! You put my OTP under one roof, doesn’t matter how it came to be, and I’ll be super ecstatic!

#ArsenalMilitaryAcademy – they are roommates in the academy

#PutYourHeadOnMyShoulder – OTP’s moms are friends. Gu Wei Yi’s mom offered the house to Momo so she can live close to uni

#AnotherOhHaeYoung – Oh Hae Young moved out of her parents’ house and found a cheap rent that he happened to be living in

#DalJasSpring – Tae Bong moved in with her to run away from his family

#FullHouse – OTP’s contract marriage

#EndingAgain – OTP’s contract marriage

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    Because This Life is Our First – also one of the best when it comes to cohabitation!!

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    cohabitation hijinks are hilarious , love them x)

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      I love it. It’s fun to see them adjust their lives for the other and then they suddenly are used to each other’s company and cannot live without each other 😖😖😖

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30 Day Drama Challenge

Day 26 – Best Drama Drama Bromance – Goblin and Grim Reaper #Goblin

Welps! Nothing else really comes to mind! This post definitely goes to Goblin and Grim Reaper! I love their dynamics.

They can be super fun to watch together

And can be swoony together

They were sworn enemies because of their past, but fate played a cruel trick on them and brought them together before they even realized who they actually were to each other…


All gifs are CTTO!

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30 Day Drama Challenge

Day 25 – Best Drama Family – The Zhao Family #LeCoupDeFoudre

I love the family dynamics in the Zhao household. It’s what I`ll always remember in Le Coup De Foudre. It’s heartwarming to see them bond like this in their humble home.

It wasn’t an easy change when their new father came into the picture, but when he showed how he genuinely loved his instant family, Guan Chao and Qiao Yi eventually warmed up to him, loved him, and even made some personal sacrifices for him when he needed help the most. I`m glad they had found a father figure in Tian Wei Min.

And the Zhao twins! Sniff! I love love love the Zhao twins! They’re my favourite sibling relationship in dramaverse ever! It’s so genuine and I could totally feel gege’s love for his meimei and meimei to her gege!

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    LOVE THIS FAMILY! I actually thought dad was going to a more depressed route after the accident, but he ws still as chirpy and fun as ever! Love dad! That speech he made also while he was having dinner with mom during their anniversary – I kind of wish he had that talk with Mo Mo when he and Qiao Yi got married. Would have been a really nice call back.

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      Yes agree! That dad remained chirpy and fun, but I think at some point he experienced depression when he started obsessing over liquors. I thought he felt like a burden to his family. But the twins and wife made him feel that’s not the case anyways!

      I forgot that speech he made with his wife though during their anniversary? What was it? 😅

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        Episode 8! He practically said (in tears too, awww dad) that he’s not Qiao Yi’s real dad but he’ll protect her no matter what. It’s like threatening her future husband to take care of Qiao Yi and to not hurt her. Super cute!

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    Yes to this!!!

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    Aww thank you for sharing this dedication to this adorable family! I especially loved the sibling love/interactions!!

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    Omg I loved this family so much. It showed how strong blood relations could be but it also showed family isn’t just blood relations but people who love you. It showed that people could become family through love

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Ryan Ding Appreciation Post

The male lead of 2020 dramas #TheRomanceOfTigerAndRose and #IntenseLove, Ryan made me watch another show he was in, #ResetLife, and it was sooo cute, sooo great, so satisfying. I did not think I would love it so much when I decided to watch this drama for him. I got more than what I had asked for.

Not only I got a swoony and funny Ryan, but I ended up gushing over the OTP, cheering for the awesome tough cookie female lead (who’s got the cutest dimples ever!), loving the side characters as well (in my mind Zhang Man and Chen Yi Bo are dating), and getting a very satisfying ending! This show did all that in 5 episodes!

I can’t wait to see more from Ryan! What an awesome rising actor! You deserved all your lead roles.

Cutie OTP from #ResetLife! 😍

An OTP scene that has been done before, but Ryan made it extra swoony! 😍

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    If I could upvote this 100 times, I would. He is sooo incredibly emotive. I’m in love.

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      😍😍😍😍 I am smitten everytime he does his sneaky smiles! His stares are so swoooooony. His smiles are melting. Sigh. I’m in love too.

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        So happy to see that both of you @13infamyss and @hades are watching 🐯&🌹!! It is definitely my crack watch right now and I just love everything about it….the setup of the story, construct of the world, and all the characters!! Ryan is face-genius level good looking and I absolutely love in 🐯&🌹how he goes from dark and brooding one minute to awkward and silly the next! 🤣🤣🤣Thanks Famy for the rec and I will now put Reset Life on my list!

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          Noona!! Hades!!
          We have missed spazzing with you two 😭

          Ryan is Love! Love is Ryan!
          (This is starting to become a very deep hole that I don’t think I’ll be able to get out of anytime soon. But it’s Ryan so I don’t really want to anyway 😆)

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            It has been too long @lugirl131415!!!! Now why would anyone want to get out of this beautiful rabbit hole (which I believe is lodged in the shadow beneath that handsomely chiseled jawline and slightly above the sexy collar bone……..)
            Ryan Me Some Deliciousness
            Has anyone checked out his 2018 New Smiling Proud Wanderer?

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            It has! The PYHOMS days are officially from a year ago now. Time has flown so fast!
            As for this rabbit hole, I think I’ll nuzzle myself in a bit more. (Your assessment is correct, by the way)
            Some of us were (and have) going to start Encore but his hair in New Smiling Proud Wanderer is awfully good at making me have second thoughts. I guess I’ll have to wait and see which one succeeds at gaining my attention!

            (His eyebrow game is too strong. Ryan, stop it!)

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            @kimbapnoona I will give it a try.

            @lugirl131415 I miss rabbit. sigh. On the bright side, Ryan is love. He just sucks you right in!

            Do you guys know how long it takes for subs to come out after the RAW ones on Monday/Tuesdays?

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            I’ve already seen ep 11 and 12 with subs this morning @hades !

            I watch from here
            https://m.wetv.vip/play?cid=0gpq7pz3r0sjxf0

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            Thx for the link. So it looks like you have to be a VIP to get access to the most recent esp? How do I become a VIP?

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            @hades I caved and paid 6 bucks per month for VIP 🙈 I did it for love, I tell ya. So to pay for VIP access, you would need to download the WeTV app on your phone. If you are in the US, it’s Tencent app. And under your account settings there should be option there to subscribe to VIP. My love for Ryan has a price tag and I blindly paid for it………. Love is blind…

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            @hades, rabbit will forever be missed. Discord is great for chatting but isn’t the same. We did discover Kosmi (it’s more dedicated to just watch parties) a few months back but even that needs some improvement.
            And oh man, Ryan.
            When he activates his honey-dripping eyes, how can we not get lost in them?

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            @13infamyss will VIP members get 16-18 tomorrow or something or they’re getting the difference all together next week?

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            @hades according to this schedule, 15-18 will be next week for VIP members. And if you’re a VVIP (I don’t know how much this will cost but WeTV is totally milking this!), you will get all 24 episodes next week.

            http://www.chinesedrama.info/2019/12/drama-romance-of-tiger-and-rose.html

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          Kimbaaaaaap 🤗🤗🤗 Yay you’re watching Tiger and Rose too! The Ryan fever is spreading!

          Lmao Face Genius – has Kyungsuk been dethroned from this title! 😆😆

          And watch Reset Life ASAP please! We can’t have Ryan waiting! 😆😆😆 He needs to be watched ASAP!

          I haven’t checked out New Smiling Proud Wanderer………. I’ve started Just An Encore though!

          But Tiger and Rose Ep 11 and 12 came out today!!! \0/

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          Noona! Long time!

          Yup. So less than 24hrs ago, I went from episode 1-10. I fell HARD. Super crack. Ryan is pure awesomeness. I NEED MORE!!!!

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            Hades, The cure to the the harsh fall is watch Ryan in Reset Life….. it’s got horrible subs (I detested it with a passion!) but for the message it wanted to deliver to the audience remained clear. You just need to fill some gaps between the godawful subs and interpretation of what they could mean but not bad, I would say. And Ryan is still swooony.

            https://www.iq.com/play/19rslp6dkw

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            Thx!

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    😍😍😍

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    So glad I kept scrolling through the fanwall or I would have missed this awesome post. I think I’ve been able to control my binging for 🐯and 🌹. Glad new episodes are out today.

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      Oh Jen! Reset Life is soooooo good. The plot is nothing new but the execution of it! And Ryan! And his sneaky smiles! And his swoony acts! And his heart stopping stares! 😳 This rabbit hole I jumped down with Ryan is deep. Like legit 10 or maybe 20 ft under 😆😆😆 I am in between picking up Intense Love again and continuing Just An Encore for him…..

      Hahahahahahaha. Where are you at right now in Tiger and Rose? I finished ep 12 this morning 😢 what do I do tonight………. I guess watch more Ryan…….

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        I am on episode 8. See? I can control myself. 😂 I binged all the available episodes of My Love, Enlighten Me instead.

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          Huehehhehehe! Omg Ep 9 is cuuuuuute *wink* whisphers watch it 😅😅😅😅

          I have seen a little bit of Enlighten Me too. Another tough cookie female lead. Nuan Nuan is awesome and her girlfriend (aka future sis in law)!

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        I love when you fall into rabbit holes for your beloved celebs. You go all out. 🤣

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          😆😆😆😆 I tend to do that! #NoSelfControl #IHaveTooManyBoys #NoLoyalty

          But I think the reason this is working is because these gorgeous actors pick interesting and swoony roles. Like they’re not asshats, that alone wins me. Ryan’s roles in Tiger and Rose and Reset Life were all about helping the out the female lead succeed and his eyes legit go 😍 like this; it’s impossible not to fall in love. 😖 And with what little I saw from Intense Love (till ep 3), he wasn’t asshat either, just sort of reserved but he went to see her and tended her wound(!)…… I really appreciate when actors pick out roles that are not too jerkyish and asshats.

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            That’s the same with Greg Hsu… His roles in Someday or One Day and Love Storm… They were no where near asshats but just men in love 😍 and always wanted to do everything for their girls.

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            Well, you do pick the right boys!

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            did i see this right? Famy has a #NoLoyalty? 🙈🙈🙈🤣🤣🤣

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      Jen! Sup!?

      Please tell me how you’ve come to control yourself. I need help.

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        Hi @hades! Hope you’ve been well.

        I just spent the last couple of hours on Animal Crossing. That takes up a lot of time. Lol

        I’ve also been busy with work. And I’m also watching other shows that has helped distract me.

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    omgahhh i’ve fallen in too!! i have to thank the DB community for sharing another gem with me. where are you watching the episodes (it’s okay if it’s not subbed yet)?

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      Yaaaaaay!!!! My glad you’ve taken a liking to this new but hot boy, My River!!!!! You will love him more in Reset Life. And this is where I watched it. Horrible subs but I pushed through for Ryan! Actually even with horrible subs it was a great show. The message it wanted to convey was delivered well. It’s such a heartfelt 5-episode drama 🥰🥰

      https://www.iq.com/play/19rslp6dkw

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30 Day Drama Challenge

Day 24 – Best Drama OST – #SomedayOrOneDay

What a great OST! Not only it fit the overall theme of this drama, but it’s that kind of song you share fun times with your fellow drama spazzmates! Throwback to that time we went on voice chat to sing this song countless times. And it’s also that trigger song when someone brings up a word from the lyrics, and everyone jumps in singing to it! So many nostalgia with this OST already and we only discovered this gem this year! Looking forward to sharing more memories with beanies through this song in many more years to come!

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    A screenshot of the kind of norm convos I have with beanies @mayhemf @lugirl131415 @maybemaknae 🥰🥰🥰

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      Beanies are the best! Love you all to the edge of the Milky Way~💛

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      discord seems like so much fun, but I know I can’t keep up with another site besides DB 🙁

      also argh the OST still so beautiful, all the feels :/

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        Discord is really fun Kudo!!!! Hope you get to join us one of these days! And don’t feel obligated to come and participate often! Not every beanie on discord visits discord often. It’s just that kind of home you can hang around next to db with beanies! You can even drop by for five minutes or less just to say hi and no one will judge! 😆😆😆 So let me know when you feel like joining and I’ll give you the link! 😘

        Indeed beautiful OST…… I still listen to it often and doesn’t get old!

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          “You can even drop by for five minutes or less just to say hi and no one will judge!” maybe I’ll give in one day ^^’
          thanks Famy 🙂

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      Awwww 😍🥰

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