Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

She was the girl next door love with Lee Jong Suk
She was so perfect with Park Hyung Shik
She was so warm with Jo In Sung
She sizzles with Ju Ji Hoon

She rocks with everyone….and I forgot that we are soon going to get her with Oguri Shun

Freaking Oguri Shun

Two people who can create chemistry with a log of wood…no one does manly man like OS… give us full blown romance please!

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Happy Vampire Day
(Ya, we have a Bat appreciation day today)

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blood free – guessing there is a hidden tech on anti cancer/ human cell regenration.. basically the cultured meat, food experiment being extended to humans and the tech is still under testing

Ex president may be seeking it to regrow his legs.

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In which god darn world does lovely runner have measly 3% rating and ample crappy dramas have double digit ratings..
Ans: this world, this non sensical world

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    What! This is my comfort drama for the week and the writing is really tight. Only 3%

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      SK ratings and Beanie hype … never the twain shall meet.

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        What is crazy is that the drama is trending on X and everyone is talking about it. So how come the ratings are low?

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          Is the everyone on X Korean or non-Korean?

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            I didn’t mean everyone on X, I meant that so many people on the internet on multiple forums keep posting about the drama

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            No, no, I did get your meaning. I wrote it wrong. I meant are those talking about it on X or other forums Korean or not. Because the ratings only reflect the Korean audience, and of those I think mostly the elder generations. The younger ones seem to most stream shows online which isn’t included in the ratings… So it probably only means that the show isn’t much to the elder Koreans’s taste…

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          It seems people watch it on OTT like TVING not on direct.

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‘m obsessed but not the point 😀 … point is, drama’s name is “Time walking on memories” .. interesting curious name given it seems she did lose quite a lot of memories post accident in original time

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Technically speaking, if she is in the moment when the bell rang then that would be the past right? She can stop time by being Dispatch right? Current time is post the death… her being in water.. And this time in her room..

Stopping time is coolest

#heros_nakamura (I think)

#better than the useless I can’t die but will save the world power

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    also anytime she is in danger of any accident, she needs to revert to being dispatch.. like drunk man.. scream couples and run away

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Ok, since in this drama soul time travels and not the bodies then SJ can’t time travel since two bodies don’t exist in the same timeline. However, with each change, the memories of original characters (including SJ) change. So, at some point SJ will still come to know that time travel is happening and FL is here because he died on a certain date.

Now, going back to my original theory of him being murdered. In the end, SJ will be better prepared with help of his friends and all to avert the whole murder.

The big question is who is the murderer and who is the person who is saving Sol and is doing things behind the scenes in 2023.

1. If SJ is not time traveling, highly likely, then the behind the scene architect has to be TS. I think this show won’t keep him just for a 2ML role fulfillment for sake of some episode filler lover triangle. No one knows what happened to TS in original timeline(abroad/died/jailed); maybe Sol saves him too with these time travels. Also, for sure TS will also piece together that Sol is time traveling

1. Murderer – and why after 15 years. SJ is famous. Let’s go back to the cab driver. It is clear that we are talking about a serial killer – potentially someone who got arrested and hence never bothered Sol again. But now that he is out the first person he goes to find is the guy who would have got him captured aka SJ.

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There is one other potential way – TS in cohoots with SJ “faked/pushed SJ to death because both know that before autopsy happens, time traveling SJ will replace the soul in deal SJ…but i prefer the other theory where the bell was rung by SJ only and TS is red herring to keep people guessing who is saving sol/who bumped into her etc

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    🫨 It’s complicated but then most plausible considering what we know till now. I too wish for it to be all Sun-Jae but then both Tae Sung and In Hyuk have leading roles i.e. will impact the lives of OTP in some way.

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      This theory is pointless now. We know that in this drama 2 bodies of same person do not exist. It is soul swap.

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        Let’s see how complicated they make the time loops. I think 2023 Sol’s watch has one chance left. Does the 2008 Sun-Jae have 3 chances as well!?

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2004-2010 Ahn Nam-gi – taxi driver serial killer..

#lovelyrunner

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If it is a timeloop then the one who rang the bell for SJ before his death is SJ himself. And, the boy who ran , bumped into FL at concert venue is ML too

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    Wonder where does the 2ML fit in the future timeline.

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      I wonder about him too. He seems to be at the right place and the right time this second time around (helping her with the smoking gang and with the fire).

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      yes.. maybe she is mean tto save 3 lives… TS included..

      Theroy 1 – TS died/went abroad… so Sol might be able to save him this time and give him a friend circle in herself, SJ, and SJ’s friends

      Theory 2 – TS also figures out time traveling part and with SJ would try to support/help in the loop

      Theory 3 – TS being the quintessential 2ML of a kdrama.. actor is actually good

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        He is. I’m embarrassed that TS is a very quintessential crush of a teengae girl character but I’m liking him too 😂 It helps that SJ is a very good lead so I’m not strayed by the charms of this bad boy. Looking at his body of work I’ve definitely seen a few dramas he’s been in but don’t recognize him at all. Those were probably smaller roles. He looks a lot like Seo Kang Joon imo.

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          need to check out his past work. When he first appeared, i was like why would she fall for him when he is not even good looking…but boy was i wrong.. charms, charms all over

          this is such a true blue romance drama.. feels like eons passed since a good drama came along

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        I like your theories. He too seemed to be aware of the time travel and can easily distinguish between past and present Sol. When she goes back for the second time says – Ah! Halemoni you’re back.

        Also there seems to be some misunderstanding / angst between Sun-Jae and In Hyuk in the future as Sol says Sun-Jae has had to face many rumors and maligning because of In Hyuk’s fans.

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    I really hope you’re right because they have been eerily hinting towards a murder rather than a suicide. What we know as of now is that future Sun jae remembers past Im Sol but her future self doesn’t remember her past. So it is most probably a time loop.

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      Yes. Someone rang the bell -> SJ dies -> postportem not performed so miracles can always happen -> Sol time travels 1st time -> things change, memories of everyone changes except 19 yr sol because she is “absent” from the scene so original 2023 timeline sol doesn’t have memories too -> Sol comes back, goes back 2nd time (in all of this, all monologues of SJ are cryptic.. they will be valid with different meaning when he is aware and when he is not aware of the time travel part)

      eventually SJ has to piece it together that Sol he loves is from 2023 and for the time travel to happen he must die on that same day.

      The fact that face of the boy has been hidden from us – one who bumped into her on concert day and her phone fell, she got the watch so that she could time travel… so again part of loop because SJ knows he must give the watch to her, and then the guy who saved sol and took her to hospital when she came back to 2023 the 1st time…

      lovely drama

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        Now I have to rewatch the whole 4 episodes. No complaints here. 🤣

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        Your theory is making it sound a lot like Some day or one day but it definitely has potential and clues to be similar.

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          Yes exactly that! But boy are the feelz all different. 😊 Hope we continue to get lots of cuteness and fluff as we traverse the time loop.

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With this insane success, I worry korea will go
Back to its favourite 2000’s trope of dying first love lady romance movies…

Lol.. Just had too much of those already

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    One of the QOT’s attractions (at least to me) is the old school drama feel although I can surely do without any terminal illness. The writer and the production team has so far done an excellent job in re-packaging and re-imagining the all too familiar tropes with fresh strokes to propel it into another blockbuster, underpinned by an excellent cast.

    I am not going to compare this to Call It Love or My Liberation Notes or My Ajusshi – but simply enjoying it as another CLOY. Injecting a cancer into any new drama is not the formula to repeat QoT’s success.

    Creating a box office hit is never as simple as what we think it to be.

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i have tried watching parasyte 10 times now.. so difficult to complete even ep 1.. is this drama good?

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i need romance recco like lovely runner to binge until next mon

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Can they be bold enough to take a double time travel route.

SJ time traveled first. So, the guy who bumped into her at that concert and the guy who rang the bell on the day SJ died was SJ himself..

He he.. Surprise me drama

Anyone who has read the webtoon? Any spoilers? What is the direction of the story?

#lovelyrunner

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Lol.. He is freaking 32 playing a 19 yr old and still looking good…

Looks like the strong woman superpower syrup was real

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I have an age old beef with yellow umbrella.
Petition for no drama to ever use yellow umbrella

#HIMYMBurn was very real and painful

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lovely runner is all kinds of teen romcom awesome… good drama

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Spoiler ep 2 Lovely Runner

Shoot! In the previous lifetime when SJ met FL on the bridge on the day of his death he knew her. She is his first love. He was looking at the girl he loved for so long on a wheelchair and wearing his fandom band. HOW CAN HE KILL HIMSELF after that?

Also, given he saved her on the day of the accident and was in the same school so he must have known that she lost her legs? Or, maybe the hospital scene is after accident and her loss of legs had not yet reached others?

If he knew about loss of leg, did he know he was talking to her on the radio? If not, then he was being a regular nice guy and idolish idol

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    I don’t think it was that serious back then. He had a little crush on her, but it never went anywhere because she was obsessed with the SML. Now, the photo is in present crime scene meaning the relationship led somewhere, but for some reason, Sun Jae still killed himself. I wonder if the writer is trying to hint that it was actually a murder.

    My other current theory is that the SL saved Sol and died. That would explain why her mother acted suspicious and did not give Sol a name of her savior.

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      actually rewatch ep 1 – ML only saved Sol; Sol was hurt before the accident so something big/bigger had happened. SML is not dead because the guy who brushed against her during the concert isn’t random.

      In ep 1, rewatch the radio scene. Band members were dialing “random” numbers and SJ dialed Sol’s. Not a coincidence.

      Rewatch the concert scene – lyrics of the song he sang last; and then the comments + countenance during their encounter on the bridge

      it was not a little crush but he has been protecting her since forever. Pretty sure Mom was in touch with him also.

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        You definitely noticed more than I did! Now I am wondering what the SML’s role will be in all that.

        I still hope they wouldn’t go with the kdrama ML-remembered-FL-4ever-after-one-interaction, but yeah, I am guessing you are right.

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      Oh no another murder mystery🙄🙄

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    I was thinking about this too!! I think in the first ep you assume that the radio call was just random luck but following this theory that in that timeline, SJ knew Sol (but she didn’t know him because she was in love with SML at this point I guess), it would make sense still if he called her number knowingly! And it also further colours all their interactions in the pre-timetravel timeline. Also random but I thought it was so cute that the white lollies that she gives him when they were teens ends up becoming his favourite candy, which is maybe why he was looking the jar of it (that adult Sol gives him) with a weird look (for a lack of better word, it looked like he was flitting through several emotions at once in this scene).

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QoT is not bad but QoT is not even good to get these insane ratings. It is a very run of the mill decent drama to watch with popular leads.

This is crazy. Just goes on to show how lack of good dramas can result in a big TRP surge for a mediocre / okay drama.

But then, CLOY was also a romcom with two popular leads. So, should we give the credit to KSH because FL is by no means a sure shot for success (given the recent failures , including big budget ones)

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    I agree. It definitely is not the bees knees.

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    Love it and consider it the Cat’s Pajamas all the way 😻👏🏽

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    It totally does deserve sky high ratings. It’s the bee’s knees, the cat’s pajamas, as well as it’s meow!

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    SK ratings don’t necessarily equate artistic quality. Often, they don’t even equal Beanie stamp of approval.

    It’s a more populist drama for sure, but a rather well done one that follows the more classic kdrama model. Some have pinpointed to its weekender-ish multiple story lines. Others, SK’s endless chaebol fascination (and even more, their humbling). Some love one lead or the other, or just the tragic-romantic feels of the unusually already married OTP. And the screenwriter has quite the following. Etc. Etc.

    And sometimes, there’s no one reason. A show just snowballs, it becomes a cultural phenomenon that everyone wants to be part of. And in an era of declining drama ratings, I’m really glad because it ensures more dramas will keep getting made.

    Me, I just ffw’d the parts I don’t like and forget the parts that don’t make sense. Love the rest, including both leads. I hope it sticks the landing and becomes a classic.

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      KSH is making history isn’t it.. has he given even a mediocre rating drama recently?

      Its okay was a hit
      His cameo was the most talked about thing in Deluna
      2013 was indeed a blockbuster..

      his rate card definitely skyrocketed

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      for the reason, atleast this time, i think it is sheer lack of good dramas since quite a while…atleast this one is properly edited with nice cinematography .. plot is as you also said.. fairly run of the mill stuff

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    Glad to have come across this post. QoT is average imo. Neither are the leads giving their best performance. KSH has done better before and KJW does not have the X factor of other PJE leads like Jun Ji Hyun and Son ye jin. I too think that there have been few good dramas that the bar for good dramas has really lowered. After a while, when the hype dies down, QoT may not be remembered as one of the critically good shows unlike other PJE dramas which had more substance than this. This is in a way glamorous makjang.

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      well put.. i concur

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      I agree. I have not been able to wrap my head around its popularity at all. It’s a good watch but forgettable, with nothing that you haven’t seen, and nothing that truly sticks. And it’s one of the rare k-drama that does not have any deep thoughts or philosophies. It does not even have a workplace set up unlike other dramas where you learn something new.

      It reminds me of a few Indian dramas that shot through the popularity roof not because of logical story or a plot (a character dies three times, came back four times, each time with a new face etc etc) but because they could successfully manipulate the emotional graph of the audience. Kudos to QoT for successfully doing that.

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excited to see if my theory is right that taeho was put in jail by in ha. IH is the one conspiring all this time to take down TO. Also hope truck of doom hits FL and she goes into coma for next 6 ep

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    I second your theory.
    And I second, third, fourth … till ♾ your “hope”.

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    I am not even watching the drama and I want Tae Oh to be with the 2FL. She seems at least sincere in her love and has good intuition

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