Beanie level: Errand boy

I wasn’t going to start Dali and Gamjatang because I really don’t need ANOTHER drama on the go but now I think I’m in love.

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    I think I might have to start it too.

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      Do it! It’s very cute and funny so far.

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      Definitely come aboard. KMJ in D&G is anti-BRAHMS. Forget the wrapped uptight guy. His Moo-hak
      is loud but lovable.
      (This is the rare drama where the next day I laugh to myself recalling some of the stuff Moo-hak did or said. KMJ is great with Park Gyu-young and I think there may be some bromance develop between Moo-tak and Won-tak (Hwang Hee). Those guys have already had a couple funny/slapstick scenes together.

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        Moo Hak is so loud but so lovable. He seems like the kind of guy who would be the loyal friend who would do anything for you but call you out on your bs too

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    I started it only because of Kim Min Jae but I was surprised at how good it was.

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    I’m also in ♥️ with the show and my perfect FL.

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    It’s simply charming and delightful, period!

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Honestly, this FL – when people have a job that requires them to be on call, sometimes they have to leave abruptly, it’s life. Surely an emergency doctor should be familiar with this concept?! #DotS

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    I know! I am driving an unfamiliar car on an unfamiliar cliff side winding road. I will look at my phone while driving because that is safe behaviour and will definitely not result in an accident.

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    I was going to criticise her for wearing high heels but I see it was so she could bang off the heels in heroic fashion at the quake zone. Seriously I think you had time to change your shoes.

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      Ah I see, it was also so this poor injured man who will also need to walk out of this disaster zone could symbolically give you his shoes.

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So after much suggesting by Netflix I’ve started watching Descendants of the Sun and My god please tell me the female lead grows a brain at some point

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    I know! I am in a remote area at an army base, this seems like a good time go for a walk by myself and jump over this security fence!

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    I have repeatedly been told my career is not progressing due to lack of connections, so the chairman must be asking me to dinner not propositioning me

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    Honestly, I binged and I can barely remember anything about the drama. I mean, it’s as easily watching as forgetting what it is about.

    And I don’t think she gets any smarter.

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      Oh, I only remember the bare-chested soldiers during their morning run.

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    Not really 😂 but the 2nd leads were interesting and it was kinda fun if you don’t take the show seriously. Cos the whole war zone conflict plot was not good.

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    Pretty sure there is zero character growth for anyone in that drama. It’s basically just a series of pretty and amusing vignettes with the barest idea of a plot holding it together. I think my brain purged most of the drama after each episode. It’s fun, but nothing actually happens. I’m still baffled as to how it was so popular.

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    Just about 3months ago or so i also watch DoTS, thanks to vincenzo withdrawal syndrome. Theres no any kind of growing or development happened in the entire show.
    SPOILER
    Do they engaged or in the more serious stage in relationship? No.
    Work promotion? No.
    Uruk become significantly better? No. Nothing. Theyre just wooing each other and nothing else.

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Police University –
Nice dad is so nice that I feel super worried for his safety. It never pays to be a nice Kdrama parent.

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    Thank you! I thought something would happen to him in the first few episodes. Now I hope that he disappears and is only mentioned by other characters. That way we know he’s safe lol

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Oh dear, back to lockdown for us! Now I just need to find a good drama to distract me…

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    Three day or a week? I guess you’ve seen Into the Ring?

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      Three days (for now, at least). I’ve only seen half of Into the Ring because I got distracted, so that’s not a bad idea – it’s a bit easier to watch for me now it’s on Netflix.

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        I hope the lock down finishes quickly for you. Enjoy when you get the chance. So far, it’s a laugh.

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          Thanks! Lockdown coinciding with the worst weather we’ve had ages so it’s going to be super fun inside with three kids 😅 I’m going to need something to make me laugh.

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    I hope the lockdown thing is gonna end soon for you. About the kids, are they very young? What about cooking something together? I don’t know if that would make things worse for you (than leaving them play on their own and you on your own) are it’s gonna be a fun time together.

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      When they announced the lockdown there was one case in the community and now there are five – so I think it’s highly likely to be more than three days. The kids are 7, 4 and just turned 2 so cooking is a little bit chaotic 😂 but it something we enjoy so it’s a good idea!

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    @beffels I hope that it doesn’t last long.

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    Hoping things go smoothly during your lockdown!

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Couldn’t hold out on Viki when I knew there were more episodes – watching Monthly Magazine Home on iqiyi and it is SO CUTE 🥰

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    Which probably means things are about to go horribly wrong but I will enjoy this while it lasts

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      Lord, I hope not. But, sigh.

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      Yes! I want them to go horribly wrong and let the sweet supportive convenience store partner be the end game!!! The writer changed course during APAD so I’m here to lobby for the same treatment this time. 😆 Let the nice guy win again!

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        How can you say that?! 😱😂 I actually find convenience store friend overly naive and his pretending to be poor at the start really grated (but I will accept it was good intentioned) so I would be sadly disappointed if that happened.

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        “Let the nice guy win again”
        I take it you are accepting that Ye Liner was the better ship?

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And this is one of the best songs I got to know through Begin Again

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For the beach party, this is old now (they are CHILDREN) but such an earworm –

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I have finally, FINALLY finished Warm and Cozy. It was fine and all, but also not worth the effort.

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    Haven’t you read what @javabeans said about this? Made her dislike YYS, if that was possible. 😂

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      😂 I like him but for some reason I actually have a terrible track record for completing YYS’s dramas – even Gu Family Book took a couple of attempts despite my LSG devotion….but this has to be the one I’ve left hanging for the longest. I can’t even remember when I started it the first time but it was well before covid.

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2021 Midyear Drama Challenge
Best drama of 2021 (so far)
I recognise that there may be a HINT of bias here, but I’m going to go with Mouse. It is not often I make it to the end of a 20 episode drama (Even with LSG – Hwayugi took me three attempts), but Mouse had me hooked right to the end. It was not without its problems but what drama is?

Best Scene from Favourite Drama
Mouse did a lot of good end-of-episode scenes, but one I really liked was when Bong Yi was checking Ba Reum’s arm for the telltale scar and he woke up 😱 I never thought Lee Seung gi could look so scary.

Favourite OTP
Seon-gyeom and Mi-Joo from Run On. I nearly put this as the best drama but in the end it was less memorable for me.

Favourite OST
I tend to only notice and remember an OST if it is obnoxious – nothing standing out for me so far.

Drama You Dropped
So many! Sisyphus is the first that leaps to mind but it was definitely not alone.

Drama you hate watched (and finished)
If I had finished it yet I would say Warm and Cosy but my god that show is endless. So, Lovestruck in the City it is! I didn’t exactly hate watch it, but I think only the shortness of the episodes saved it from being dropped.

Drama many loved but you didn’t
Vincenzo. It’s fine? I’m stalled at episode eight-ish.

Drama you loved but many didn’t
Mouse

Drama you’ve rewatched this year
Last weekend my sister and I watched all of My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho in under two days and I regret nothing.

Last Drama You Finished
Not a 2021 drama, but it was I Remember You. I started this because I wanted something SIG that wasn’t Doom, and it turned out to be really good. I finished it really fast because I am terrible at pacing myself. It gets better as it goes along, which is contrary to my usual kdrama experience, and has my new favourite supporting character in Sunbae Son. Two thumbs up 👍 👍

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    I Remember You is really good. I really like that drama too.

    I forgot to add Sisyphus in my dropped list. But I barely got past episode 1 so maybe that is why I forgot about it

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      I’m glad I went with that instead of Shopaholic Louis, I’m trying that now and it’s really not doing it for me.

      Haha I’d wiped Sisyphus from my memory too until I saw it on other people’s dropped lists.

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    I really enjoyed I Remember You, and watched it for the first time this year as well! SIG, Jang Na Ra, Choi Won Young and Park Bo Gum formed such a stellar constellation of actors.

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    I REMEMBER YOU (2015) was one of my early kdrama favorites. It was my first SIG drama which I immediately followed up with his SQUAD 38 (2016) (also highly recommended). IRY was also my first PBG drama but for some reason I did not see him again until his cameo in ITAEWON CLASS. However, from IRY, PBG is in my all-time favorite cast party pic which I just posted on my fan wall.

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Argh when you’ve got one and a half episodes left and you’re really hooked but it’s already 11pm and you have to get up at 6 the next day…must. resist.

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    May the force be with you.

    ♥️

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      I’ve managed to limit myself to just the half – it’s now five minutes to midnight and I’m off to bed like a good girl 😅

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    Must… resist — watching the show or posting here and waiting for replies?

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Watching Warm & Cozy cos my sister wanted me to and I should occasionally watch her choices in return 😅 I dropped it years ago and time has not improved matters – even with FF it is a struggle!

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DAYS – I’m sure his hair is meant to be like, artistically significant or something but it just reminds me of when my high school friend dyed his hair blue for sports day then tried to dye it back to his regular colour and it all went horribly wrong 😅

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    I just realized that you guys were talking about Doom! I thought DAYS was another drama! 😂

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      Haha sometimes the acronyms trip me up too, or I just can’t figure out what they are

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Mouse was not perfect but Lee Seung Gi is really really good at crying (and making me cry).

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Watching Scripting Your Destiny and a character called Jeong Ba Reum following FL on a dark rainy night really lands differently after Mouse 😂😂😂

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@leetennant if it’s bad wigs you want this guy from Brilliant Legacy needs to feature – such a small side character but his wig will live on forever as the standout bad wig in a drama full of them.

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I have just realised that I’m not going to get a chance to watch episode 17 of Mouse until next Wednesday 😭 that is way too long to wait.

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Watching Mouse on my phone late at night and my Dad came along and turned all the lights off, pitch blackness right on a jump scare. He couldn’t have planned it better if he tried. 😱😱😱😂😂😂

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    That’s why I watch thrillers in the morning 🤣

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    Sorry, but I laughed my head off when I read this! I’m very sure it wasn’t funny at the time though! I too have watched thrillers late at night, they can be quite scary, especially if something unpredictable happens.
    When my daughter used to come home after midnight, I’d hide behind one the doors in the hallway then jump out and yell very loudly, “ BOO” .
    I’m a terrible mother!

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      It was pretty funny after I had calmed down 😂
      I can remember watching a horror movie at uni one evening with some friends, then afterwards one went home (walking) – so the rest of us waited till he was out of sight, jumped in the car and drove up to his house and hid in the dark of his driveway to jump out at him 😂 he jumped about a mile, good times 😂 it’s always funnier when it’s not you!

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After the first pair of episodes of Sell Your Haunted House/Daebak Realty I think I’m sold (excuse pun 😅).

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    It’s good, right? I like Yong-hwa (from We Got Married years ago) and I heard many Beans like it so I feel like trying it perhaps.

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      I think most Jang Nara things I’ve tried have been pretty good (at least for the first 2/3, Oh My Baby fell down hard at the end) so I figured it would be worth a try.

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    I’m sold so far, too. Of the three new dramas that recently launched, this is the only one that’s really grabbed me so far. Jang Nara is a big part of that for sure.

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    I watched the clips n Jang Nara is indeed Jjang!

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    Same. I’m buying whatever they’re selling. Heh. I love Jang Nara!

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Moo Chi should just move somewhere sunny with Bong Yi and be her dad, while Ba Reum kills all the serial killers (he’ll have to be the last to go I guess). They can come back when it’s safe 😅

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