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#2020RoundUp

DAY-4– Drama you couldn’t finish.

Eventhough there were 3 dramas that I dropped this year, I’m only gonna name one here, “MORE THAN FRIENDS”, because this one I really couldn’t for the life of me finish, I mean I dropped it in the middle of an episode!. At first I didn’t have time so I lagged behind but when I found time, I had no inspiration to watch it, I asked myself, “do I really want to continue with this?”, the answer was no but I still pressed “play” and well I was so bored in between the episode that I told myself I’ll finish this episode later and well that later never came.

With CLOY, eventhough I wasn’t enjoying the drama as much i still watched it every week but then I got busier with my uni so I decided to drop this one in favour of others that I was enjoying.

Same goes for “Graceful family”, the Premier epsiodes were interesting enough that I would have continued had I had the time.

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#2020RoundUp

DAY-3– PPL a drama feels empty without

-SUBWAY and this water bottle ppl.

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    Every time I see that bottle, I wonder why that water is so special 🤔

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      I’m so amazed when I see all the fridges full of plastic bottles of water, like… can’t you just drink tap water? And… haven’t you hear of how bad plastic it to the enviroment?

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DAY-2– Female lead you will never forget

(For Better)

-Go Haneul from “Black Dog”

– Eun Hee from “My Unfamiliar Family”

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#2020RoundUp

DAY-1–Male lead you will never forget

For better

– Eun Seop from \”Weather is Fine\”

– Chan Hyuk from \” My Unfamiliar Family\”

For worse

-Cho Gang Hwa from \”Hi Bye Mama\”

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Has anyone heard from @waadmay? She used to post instagram links of korean celebrity\’s pictures. Eventhough I never had the chance to engage much with her here, whenever I used to visit the fan wall her insta posts were always on the top and now it\’s been over a month she hasn\’t reposted anything.. Hope she\’s healthy and safe..

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    Awwww thanks @bluewaters20 , I’m alive and safe , tired and busy and burnt out because of life hardships.
    Thanks for asking about me and checking in on me, I didn’t think I’d be missed 💜💜💜💜

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      You are.
      I hope life gets a bit easier and you can visit us more often.
      *sends virtual hugs*

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      Wishing you the best, May! I was just thinking about you because my friend mentioned The Guest which reminded me of “The Guest is the best” 😃

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        Aww 💞💞💞
        Does your friend think The Guest Is The Best???
        If she/he does , she/he has a very good taste
        And definitely The Guest Is The Best

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      We notice.

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      Glad to hear from you. Absences are definitely noticed and beanies missed here 🙂 [hoping @msrabbit is well and drops by here sometimes]. I would have requested you to drop by once in a while with your insta posts but I understand that insta doesn’t allow that anymore.. Hope you get time to relax too, soon.

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    how adorable this. I love beanies

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I love Hwang Shi Mok!

#ForestOfSecretsFinale

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    He is just so awesome! He never stops to amaze me on how fearless he is going against the establishment that requires total obedience from its people

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Beanies look at what I found 😂
#Reply1988 #JungHwan #DeokSun #DongRyung

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    Junghwannie still salty 😂 🤣 😆

    I’m on Team Taekkie but man I’m glad RJY and Hyeri are dating in real life ❤️

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    this is gold

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    i thought hyeri would walk in in the end.. showing how our air force guy found an actress to date 🙂

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    😂😂😂
    We can laugh now but I bawled in the past.

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This time around I binged Ex Girlfriend’s club and enjoyed it immensely🌟. It’s such a great watch, with a perfect balance between romance and comedy. It’s exactly the kind of romcom I have been looking for and the kind of light and cute watch I needed after the dark and gritty “Watcher”. It definitely tops my romcom list, second only to weightlifting fairy.
There was so much chemistry between Song Ji Hyo and Byun Yo Han🤩. Loved how their relationship progressed.
Also love the reluctant, grudging friendship that forms between the ex girlfriends. Despite it being literally the “Ex Girlfriend’s club”, their friendship also passes the Bechdel test!
The ex girlfriends could have easily become annoying typical ex’s but their characters were so much more!
It’s a shame honestly that it got such low ratings (it definitely deserved more) but I’m glad the epsiodes were cut down to 12 because 12 was perfect for it (otherwise they probly would have dragged the love triangle with director Jo).
On the whole I would definitely recommend this to everyone (don’t judge it from its premier week which I admit was a bit rocky however from there on out it only gets better). It’s a very underrated show and deserves more love. I also want to thank @snarkyjellyfish for giving it a shout out during the 30 day drama challenge because if she hadn’t I would have forever remained ignorant of its existence which honestly would have been a shame.
Inserting the incredibly cheerful, fun and uplifting song from its OST. Enjoy🎉🎊

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    What a delightful review, and what a peppy song! This is on my long watchlist! I might just push it up based on your note 🙂 I think Byun Yo Han is so underused in kdramaland – he was such a scene stealer in Misaeng!

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      Yayy to pushing it up on the watch list😆. Also agreed about Byun Yo Han, he was great in misaeng and he was great here too. His character was both endearing and charming and suited him so well 🌟

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    Thanks for sharing this! It’s been on my to watch list for so long and your review is so nice!
    Problem is it’s not available on Viki in my region (oh, what a surprise! So I’ll have to be creative 🤷🏼‍♀️

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      Same problem haha. Kdramaland demands a lot from us fans. I wonder why these folks aren’t capitalizing and giving us legitimate ways to view this content :/ it’s so frustrating. I’d happily pay for quality stuff!

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      Yah it isn’t available in my region on viki too so I had to go to illegal sites 🤷‍♀️

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    Love this drama too! Byun Yo Han is so underrated and he’s still friends with SJH til now.

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    Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It really is an underrated gem. I loved the Exes in and how the show never really strayed from being about women. I loved that all of them were competent and smart, and it was great to see such a variety of women without ever degrading any one of their choices.

    It also remains as one of my favorite OSTs ever, and there’s one song which I think went unreleased due to the cut but which I love and have literally spent years searching for.

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      I guess it wad because it was so underappreciated with the domestic population but even the Wikipedia page doesn’t have a list of OSTs for it when it usually does for every kdrama 😕

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This couple was sooo cuuute and adorable. Definitely one of my top OTPs❤😍

#IntoTheRing #GongMyungxSeRaForever

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    They definitely are.
    I love their weirdly cute bond.
    I will miss them a lot.

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@eazel did you watch \”Watcher\” on viki? I have been contemplating starting this drama however I have noticed that viki epsiodes sometimes do not include some small scenes. They did this in WYWS and in \”The Package\” too, granted the scenes were cute and insignificant in the whole not affecting the progression of the story but it still annoys me. Since this is a crime show I was wondering if they did this here as well? It doesn\’t matter if it was just a small cute moment, I still want that viki!! (I kinda dig cute moments between leads or any other characters especially in crime shows). So did you feel like they did this in this here as well?

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    I watched Watcher at Viki but had no idea if they cut any scenes. Not noticing anything is perhaps a sign of ok?

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      Same here didn’t notice anything. Granted, there wasn’t much sweet in Watcher, but it’s tightly written, and brilliantly acted!

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      Yes I guess it is a good thing eventhough the scenes cut in WYWS and The Package aren’t that noticeable if you don’t already know about it. I’m still going to watch on viki tho cuz watching on the app on mobile is way easier and convenient than having to watch on laptop, sigh.

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    I didn’t watch on Viki then.
    But my sister did and she didn’t find anything out of place.
    I know what you mean: Viki sometimes changes the music (there are songs that are not played which is really odd because you can read the subs but no song) and in When the weather is fine I believe some books, poems were also censured (I didn’t watch this one on Viki either). I just don’t know why they do it.
    Most recent drama that I’ve seen it happened was Healer, with some songs and dialogs. The subs didn’t match what was happening.

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      I too didn’t watch “when the wheather is fine” on viki but heard about viki censoring some books and poems and also muting some songs in other dramas. This is what I’m afraid of when I start watching “Watcher” but your sister and PYC and FlyColours not noticing anything is a good sign. Sigh, I’ll just watch it here, it’s very convenient too.

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    And the story is a bit complicated but you can follow it perfectly unless you’re always distracted by the Korean Greek God (aka SKJ) which distracted me so much I had to replay some scenes 🤣🤣🤣
    Oh, I wish we had a second season *sighs*

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      I’m mostly always replaying scenes on crime/thriller shows so I’m pretty sure I’m going to be doing that here as well heh

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    MeloMe definitely check out WATCHER which was one of my favorite dramas of 2019. Seo Kang-joon was fantastic and his physicality rated 5 stars. If you only know SKJ as the sweet guy in WEATHER you are in for a treat.
    I don’t recall thinking at the time I watched that something was missing.
    You remind me of something though and is related to SKJ’s ARE YOU HUMAN TOO? On DramaFever (late of happy memory) scenes with Nam Shin II (Lee Joo-chan) would up on the cutting room floor and I was super annoyed.
    Going down SKJ memory lane. Nam Shin I, II and III together:
    https://aminoapps.com/c/k-drama/page/blog/nam-shin-i-nam-shin-ii-nam-shin-iii-most-beautiful-robot/bNDs_ouBg6bPl2dMadzb62B8d7n7ep1
    That is Lee Joo-chan (II), SKJ (III) and little Oh Han-kyul (I).

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“The Package” is such an underrated and underappreciated drama. It deserves more love. It’s only 12 epsiodes and available on viki. It’s about 7 individuals who take a package tour of France and their guide. There’s no overarching story line but is very character driven. The plus side is that you get to tour France complete with a tour guide and everything free of cost 🤩

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    I was just thinking of picking this up again. 😁Travelling in the safety of one’s home.

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    I hated the ending but everything else was so good

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      Really? For me it was pretty satisfying though

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        I despise the whole “if we really are meant to be then fate will bring us back together. We will just wait and see.” There was no logically reason for them to not be proactive on their own and stay together. She just was obsessed with that “romantic” idea.

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          Hm so I personally do believe in this “if we are meant to be, we are meant to be” fate thingie but at the same time I don’t think this means one can’t proactively seek the other. In terms of the drama, I think there were good reasons for So So to not want to return to Korea at the moment. She needed self satisfaction through her phd for herself, after all this is the reason she wanted to go to France in the first place. I also understood her when she explained why she doesn’t want a long term relationship with him (basically not wanting her relationship to suffer the way Trash Oppa’s and Na jung’s did in reply 94) and I guess they didn’t exchange phone numbers because they didn’t want to tie each other down..? Soo narratively speaking for me it did make sense that both mutually decided to part ways until fate brought them together again.

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            I can get why she wanted to stay and why she didn’t want a long distance relationship. But, they could have exchanged numbers and when she was ready, reach out. That shouldn’t be a burden. If he moved on by then, then oh well. I just think of it more as she’s not really all that into him unless fate forces them together again then she might as well get back together with him. A long lasting relationship isn’t going to work if a person is relying on fate to make all their decisions.

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    The Package was indeed very underrated. I just loved how I travelled France only from my couch but it was deeper and I still need to complete it 🤦🏻‍♀️

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      I too didn’t/couldn’t continue it after ep 3 when I started it 2.5 years ago but I finally found time so I would urge you to finish it too heh

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    I really liked it. I like how everyone in the group was a well developed character and also getting to see “different” parts of France in some depth.

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    I love this movie. I’ve worked with tour groups and student groups. The shenanigans and characters are super relatable.

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      Oh really? Whenever I’m watching a drama I’m always curious whether the situations, characters etc portrayed in the drama are really like that in real life too. I really appreciate your comment beacuse it’s always interesting whenever someone from the same profession/setting in real life talk about how accurately it has been portrayed.

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        I have some crazy stories.

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        I will share one cute story. (I was not there). My friend was on a river cruise in Europe with her then boyfriend. And one day on the deck during happy hour he proposed to her in front of the other tour members. She was a little tipsy and didn’t realize he was getting down on his knees or what he was doing but the other ladies started freaking out for her. She said yes.

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    And it’s shot pre-pandemic which makes everything even more lovely. Yes I really liked this show as well!

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The famous korean game that they play in their college retreats

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    Never really understood it because in dramas it all appeared so fast. All I would hear was “asa”. After seeing this video I finally understand. My college friend and I have already made plans to play this once our Uni opens 😆

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A DRAMA A DAY
#TwoWeekChallenge

Day 13 — Sports/Art/Musical
Just Dance

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A DRAMA A DAY
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Day 12 — Family
Reply 1988

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A DRAMA A DAY
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Day 10 — Slice of life
Prison Playbook
Be Melodramatic
Black Dog

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A DRAMA A DAY
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Day 9 — School

At Eighteen

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I binged “just between lovers” in 2.5 days. It’s been ages since I stayed up till five, six in the morning to finish a drama but JBL made me do it. It also gets an honorary mention for being the first kdrama to make me cry (Tho only in the last episode).
So I’m just going to jot down random stuff I liked about the drama and things I felt it could do without.
1- I love unique settings in dramas. The behind the scenes of search engines and internet in Search Query: WWW, the male lead being a sound artist in AOHY, and the architectural-lish-construction-ish setting here was very interesting to watch.
2- I liked how Yoo Jin wasn’t our typical SFL at all. Tbh I liked her more than I liked Joo Won, the SML. There was so much growth in her character. Also, Joo Won’s character reminded me a lot of Kim Moon Ho from healer. There are a lot of similarities between the two.

Rest of the spoilery comments in the comment section

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    3- I wasn’t frustrated with Gang Doo trying to push Moon Soo away because it was true to his character. Him believing that he isn’t good enough for Moon Soo was believable with the kind of self destructive life he has lived. But I was frustrated with Moon Soo trying to push him away in the end. I understood her when she was angry and sort of hated herself for being the first to be rescued but to push him away felt like need less angst to me. I also sorta didn’t understand at first why Moon Soo was running away/ couldn’t look into Gang Doo’s eyes after she found Sung Jae Oppa’s keychain and mobile in his drawers (I love how Gang Doo clung onto her then). But then i realized that while Gang Doo’s way of coping up with pain was to seek out fights to numb the pain in his heart, Moon Soo closed herself up emotionally. She felt terribly guilty that she caused two families life long pain since if she hadn’t invited Sang Tae oppa to the mall he wouldn’t have died and Gang Doo wouldn’t have to bear with the trauma of being trapped with a dead body for two (or was it three?) days. But imo this arch could have been concluded after both of them visited SJ Oppa’s home. There was no need for her to push Gang Doo away further because “she was rescued first”. Instead we could have got beautiful moments of both of them spending time together.
    4- I honestly didnt really believe that Gang Doo would die when his condition was first revelaed. Ig because I haven’t really watched kdramas with sad endings?. It was only in the last episode that i came to accept that he really could die and I was crying ughh. Thankfully he survives.
    5- Also want to mention Gang Doo’s sister. Why did I understand her soo much? She was so alone it makes me feel sad. Gang Doo had many amazing ppl by his side as is evident when there are so many volunteers willing to donate their livers for him. But his dong saeng was truly alone. How she collapsed when she saw the test results that she couldn’t donate, how desperately she was running around here and there trying to find doners for him, convincincing surgeons to perform the surgery and clinging onto hope it’s truly heart breaking and yet so fulfilling at the same time 💔❤

    PS: Is it wrong that I sort of wanted a scene with Gang Doo and Moon Soo together visiting the bio town and the memorial park after its completion? I just thought it would mean how both of them have come a long way in their healing journey.

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      This is such a beautiful recap and made me tear up just reading it! JBL is one of the best dramas I’ve seen and this post just makes me want to rewatch.

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      Ahh JBL, how I love this drama! I loved how they showcased PTSD. And I absolutely loved Yeo Jin too! I especially liked how she became friends with KD and how he told her she was such an amazing woman that men weren’t brave enough to approach her. You don’t get budding friendships between the ML & secondary characters often.

      I just love your review as it coincides almost perfectly with my own thoughts when watching. Glad you enjoyed it!

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      This was a great show. And yeah, your last scene would have been nice too! I thought they overdid the ending / last couple of episodes, but for the rest it was great through and through, and stays in my top 10 for now.
      This was also the show in which I started girlcrushing on the stunning Yoon Se-ah (as Ma-ri). Hehe.

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        I’ve been crushing on Yoon Se Ah since the first time I saw her in “sky castle”

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          Ha I dropped that show very quickly, but good to know I’m not alone in this 😀

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      This is the drama I never get tired of.
      Welcome to the JBL lovers community!
      So yes to everything!

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    This one is always in my top 5.

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@azzo1
This is what my doc suggested me but please don’t rely on me entirely. Consult your doctor before trying this. Wishing you a healthy and fast recovery 🧡

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A DRAMA A DAY
#TwoWeekChallenge

Day 8 — office/legal
Misaeng
WWW: Search Query

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Day 7 — Medical/Hospital

Hospital Playlist

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