Beanie level: Water maid

My favorite “Friends to Lovers” couple ❤ Reply 1988

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    Me too ❤️ but seems the majority feel he was not the one so I rarely have a chance to share with anyone how excited I was when they had their first kiss and how gutted I was with the next morning reaction by Deoksun until we got the full reveal re her reasoning in a later episode.

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      Reply 88 is a story of many things, some of them being missed opportunities, pride, insecurity, idealization in romantic love, which is why he was very much The One. Great drama.

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      Feel free to indulge yourself in expressing all that you felt during this show. I’m willing to read it all , as well talk about it to fellow beanie friend 🤗

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    OMG YESSS!! when i watched the first time but i can’t help loving taeki and deoksunnie, they’re just so cute together <3

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      They really are☺️ the cutest and I think out of all Bogum’s dramas I think I like this couple the best although it is closely followed by his Love in the moonlight partnership. The playful nature of their relationship is just so sweet.

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        i think part of why it’s so good is because of the way the actors interact irl! i’m pretty sure the group of 5 are still good friends today, and their friendship and easygoing nature was reflected in the r88 characters ◡̈

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          That’s such a good point I just finished watching In the Soop and I love the way the men interact there and I know Bogum is friends with V too. I like that the young actors can relate to others who know how it feels to not be able to do normal things we take for granted.

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Can I get some recommendations for Kdramas with angsty ex lover vibes? Or angsty romance in general.

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    For the main leads? Or the ex of main leads?

    For main leads – Our Beloved Summer
    For the ex of leads – Dinner Mate (but i didnt like that part of the story but the main OTP was great)
    Angsty – Secret Love and Innocent Man

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      Ohh how about both lol thanks for the recommendations, I will check them out!! Loved our beloved summer, I was actually wanting more shows like that one.

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        Maybe you will find more “enemies to lovers” kdrama since it has similar theme. Mostly ex to lovers in kdramas are not that common. The other I can think of is 18 Again.

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    Discovery of Love with Jung Yoo Mi and Eric Mun for ex-lovers. With the same actors, there is Que Sera Sera for an angsty romance.

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    Would Go back couple and Familiar wife count as they are similar to 18 again

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      I haven’t seen go back couple, so I will give that one a try. I’ve seen a lot of clips of that one and always wondered if it was a good drama. I enjoyed familiar wife, and find myself looking for dramas similar to that one.

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    Cunning Single Lady
    Matrimonial Chaos
    The World of the Married (extra angsty)
    Encounter
    My Secret Romance

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      Thanks for the reminder, can’t believe I didn’t think to mention it and I have just finished watching matrimonial chaos too!

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If there\’s anything I\’m learning from EAW, it\’s the proper way to kiss. 😘

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One of my favorite OTP ❤ (Lee Jong-suk & Bae Suzy) It is also my #1 favorite Kdrama of all time. (While you were sleeping)

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What are some Kdrama tropes you love and hate?

I love \”Enemies to lovers\”

I hate \”Sudden Amnesia\”

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Have you ever watched a kdrama and thought so and so should have been casted instead of the main leads.

I feel Yeo jin go\’s role in Hotel Del Luna was meant for Kim Soo Hyun. I just feel it in my gut every time I re watch it that they made the character especially for him. But since he was serving in the military from 2017-2019 they had to pick someone else.

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    That would have changed the power dynamic quite a lot, I feel…

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    Yes, they should have cast me instead of David Lee McInnis in the role of Kyle Moore in Mr. Sunshine. 🙂 🙂

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What are some Kdramas with the worst endings?

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    I have a list for some of the bads. Not exactly worst, but bad enough you may rethink to start to watch them.
    For recent drama: A Business Proposal.
    Ones that bad enough I still remember after some years:
    Tomorrow Cantabile
    Lie To Me (Yoon EunHye,2011)

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      God’s Gift is a classic

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      I knew there was one with Joo Won that I hated !

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        I vaguely remember Joo Won did a show named something Cantabile..

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      I was very disappointed with the ending of ABP. If only those last two or three eps could be replaced by something along the line of the previous eps..

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    Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol has to be up there surely. Lots of shows that are great for 14 episodes and then go off the rails like Because This is My First Life. Frankly anything that involves a random, last-minute, noble idiocy break-up falls under a ‘bad ending’ drama for me even if they get back together in the end.

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      Yes, I’m here to say Do Do Sol 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

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      I second Because This is My First Life. I haven’t seen the other one.

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      I couldn’t finish Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, it was cute at first but then got tiring lol even just repeating the title was exhausting. 😅

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      Came here to +3 on Do So Sol.. Still one of the worst endings. Ah. And Memories of Alhambra too.

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      I agree wholeheartedly with this. Do Do Sol La La Sol was the worst in recent memory of dramas I completed. I shouldve dropped it early on.

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      I’ll be eternally happy knowing that following the suggestion of @oldlawyer to never click play beyond the 13th ep of Do Do Sol Sol is a very good decision I’ve made.

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    Big
    Black

    These days I seem to be better at avoiding them but I do believe that Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol’s ending was legendarily bad and the meltdown from Fox Bride Star was pretty huge as well.

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      “Legendarily bad” should be trademarked for that ending. Whoooooo, people wee pissed

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      Oh no. Big was trainwreck right from the scriptwriting. The story was really bad right from the start. Their selling point was just loveline between Gongyoo and Suzy. *shudders*

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    A Poem A Day.

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    That would be, Nabi not choosing herself.

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      Agreed, the ending was just not realistic for me. Why would you chose to poison yourself with someone that is toxic and enjoys infecting other women as well. I was so disappointed..

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    Black comes to mind. Oh my master and dodo’s ending sounded pretty horrific – i only read the recap.

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    Hwayugi
    25-21
    I’m blanking on a lot right now. I just know that there are more than are good.

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      Hwayugi is not that bad! You just have to close your eyes for the cgi dragon because that thing is …..underwhelming 😅

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        Hwayugi second to last episode was horrible, but the finale was good

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      I’m seconding 25-21 though I know lots of people loved the ending.

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    Nevertheless, which should have been called Taxi to Toxic Town.

    I hear Oh My Ladylord was legendarily terrible but that might not have been the ending so much as everything that happened in the latter two-thirds of the series.

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    When a drama is doing great, the fall is so much worse. Here to add to the list of Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol replies. Nothing else comes close to that disappointment

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    I didn’t like the ending for Something in the rain or record of youth.

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      I hated everything in Pretty Noona. It’s a wonder why I ever finished that one. There was perhaps nothing that I liked in it..

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    I have a list of bad shows, but your question is specific to bad endings, so I narrowed it to focus on that:
    Reflection of You
    25,21
    Pretty Noona (aka Something in the Rain)
    Misty
    Green Mother’s Club

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      Oh yes cause a show can be great but have a crappy ending. I’m interested in knowing the list of bad shows you have though. I have some to that I thought were awful.

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    Monthly Magazine Home’s ending was pretty bad.

    Now, We Are Breaking Up’s ending had the characters starting to ask the same question they did every single episode: when are we breaking up?

    Really want to complain about the second half of Her Private Life as I wish the drama had kept its main focus on Dukmi and her fangirling, not shifted to Ryan and arc about her brother.

    The mountain jacket commercial that ended up being a large part of Chocolate’s last episode was so annoying.

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      I never finished mmh because I heard the ending was bad. That’s probably why I have such a short list. I just don’t finish shows that I hear have bad ending! 😂

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        The comments on how bad it was just made me really curious about how bad it could be XD. I’m usually a horrible non-finisher.

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What kind of roles would you like seeing your favorite K actors/actresses take on?

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    Jung Woo sung is a straight up, fluffy rom com.

    That man is way to charming to not have done one at this point.

    I just want him to see him in a film when he is lighten up.

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    More roles in historical-dramas, but not Saguek (which is overdone, in my opinion). For example, historical dramas set in the 19th or 20th centuries, like Mr. Sunshine.

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      19th century would still look like a sageuk. Nokdu Flower is set in 1894.

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Who doesn’t love a good umbrella scene? ☂❤

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    Info as promised on Dramabeans
    I hope the links work as I cut and pasted from different parts of the site. I can’t for the life of me find the Lord Cobel one which was his theory on why Errand Boy is the hardest to achieve.

    This is the link with how to do posts on fan wall etc.

    Here you go: https://www.dramabeans.com/members/hades/activity/519553/

    This the link for the dramabeans levels info:

    All levels are listed in the Beanie Glossary I made.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SsqpfZ2762NF6MDwHQRHj4s2yQhaiOQkaTpn26Ty78o/edit?usp=drivesdk


    You can scroll right down to the highest level we know about- this glossary was made with the help of another nicole and the way back machine, which is the post Ally shared. DB used to have an archive list of these on the site but deleted it.
We therefore do not know if there are any levels AFTER teh highest listed here.
I am highest levelled Beanie (not minion) currently. Then Pakalanapikake.
Db-Staff is the highest of any account because posting actual ARTICLES somehow contributes more to levelling up- and Db-Staff has the most articles. (See also, Lord Cobols reply theory.)
After Loan Shark it gets even HARDER to level up, from half a year being regular to even over a year, even for me (although my rate of posting dropped significantly after about my 2 year anniversary on the new site so that’s also a factor).
Other beanies levelled up faster than me in some of the levels before Loan Shark also.
Paka even did regularly after Loan Shark.
Ally may even be the 3rd highest ranked non minion beanie actually I forget hahaa

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      Sicarius is the one who wrote the beanie level document and info above explaining the process.

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Lee Suho & Lim Jukyoung ❤❤❤

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Is anyone else #TeamSuho from #TrueBeauty 😍 (I was Team Seojun in the webtoon) but Cha Eun-Woo won me over. Sorry not Sorry ❤🥰

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I can’t get over them #YumixBobby 🥰

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My Babi ❤ you have a voice of an angel 😇😍

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As soon as Yumi cells 2 final episodes come out today, I\’m watching them without subtitles. I have to see if my predictions are correct. 🫠 Team Babi Hwighting!! 💪🏽🤗😍 (or Soonrok) 😏

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    🕵️‍♀️Good luck with your mission. Once that tension is gone you will be able to sit back and enjoy the subs to get the nuances of what was or wasn’t said to lead to that end point.

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      Comment was deleted

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      I should have stayed off of Instagram because someone posted spoilers and my curious eyes got the best of me.. I won’t spoil it though…

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        Wow glad you got put out of your misery. Will you still watch raw or can you wait for the subtitles now?

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          With the spoilers I saw, I already got the answers as to why it ended the way it did. So I can’t say whether or not I will watch it without spoiling it.

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            Fair enough, I get it walls have ears and you don’t want to inadvertently ruin it for anyone else. If it was me where you are now as the itch has been scratched I would wait for subtitles and see everything in context. As raw watching won’t add anything I don’t already know.

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            It’s such a shame there is no way of direct messaging on here😐

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            Do you have an instagram? Mines arohauaena

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            I looked it up and it came up as no posts is that you? Mine is peace_in_the_seat_therapy as its my therapy account. I am about to stop posting on there but I can will still be able to do direct messages there.

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            Yeah that’s me, I just followed you on there.

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          Yeah, it would be nice to DM on here. I probably will wait for the subtitles.

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    If you have found out the ending, please tag and tell me. I have dropped the drama but i’m curious of the ending

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I miss seeing Kim Seon Ho on my television. I\’ve already re watched Hometown Cha Cha Cha and Welcome to Waikiki 2 more times then I should lol

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I\’m one to never go with the hype, so when I heard nothing but good things about CLOY and Goblin. I said to myself, I gotta watch them. I couldn\’t finish the shows, they were boring to me. Sry nt sry

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    I’ve never finished Goblin, I made it all the way to episode 15 and then never got around to the last one. It wasn’t really my thing.

    CLOY on the other hand I loved, but I’m not sure if I would like a rewatch as much.

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    CLOY was unbelievably boring. And Goblin I only finished because of the ridiculous banters.

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    I liked the bromance in Goblin and the secondary OTP storyline. CLOY, also did not understand the hype, but watched it for the comedic stuff.

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IU in all her Kdrama roles 💪🏽🔥

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Ms. Jung Eun-ji 😍😍

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Ms. Lee Ji-eun 😍😘

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Cha Eun-woo 😍

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