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Beanies, is Beyond evil worth watching? Has it a satisfying ending?

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Beanies, this morning I have taken the subway for the first time after a year!

I was very scared and really happy (well, I am scared and happy even when I go grocery shopping, this period).

Though I am vaccinated, there are still limitations, here, but finally today I had an acceptable reason to go out.

Then I took a walk. It’s beautifully strange to realize that there are other things (and beautiful things) beyond the walls of my home.

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Happy 2021, Beanies!!
Thanks for this year together!

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Day31: best PD (stolen idea from Jezz)

Park Shin-woo (IOTNBO)

Here is the end of our roundoup! Thank you to all the beanies that had this idea, that wrote posts, that commented and read.

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Day30: Drama with the cutest children

Tale of the nine-taled

These children were not only cute, but talented, too.

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Day29: Best cast

Crash landing on you

I think a drama has a great cast when not only the first and second leads, but even the secondary characters have enough space and are well characterized.

Last year my choice was VIP, this year Crash landing on you. Probably everyone has learned to love the ducklings, the village ajummas and the found family among the leads and the soldiers. And, as other beanies have pointed out, even Dan and her mother weren’t stereotyped evil characters, but very human and relatable.

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Day28: Drama I’d like to watch asap

Kairos

This year I haven’t watched many dramas that seemed interesting and that I’d like to watch, but on top of the list there is Kairos.

I am always scared to start a drama with time travels because I fear the story will derail, but I read only good things about Kairos (and was able to stay away from spoilers!), and I really want to watch again SSR and LSY.

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Day27: Crazy but fun

My dangerous wife

Actually I haven’t finished this yet, but so far it fits perfectly in this category.

It’s true, it starts with a man cheating on his wife and the woman planning her revenge, and it has strong “Gone girl” vibe, but it’s not a heavy show like The world of the married.

It doesn’t take itself seriously, and every time I watch an episode, I find myself thinking that it’s really crazy… but fun.

Oh, and the OST is great.

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Day26: Drama that was part of your Christmas

It’s okay to not be okay

My sister sent me the OST of IOTNBO from Scotland as Christmas gift.
Being from Korea, it has already travelled more than I have my whole life!

The package is really beautiful, and the book is full of photos!
I didn’t expect such a gift due to the situation, and I’m very happy!

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Day25: Drama that had a Christmas episode

Crash landing on you (ep.8)

Generally I don’t like Christmas episodes, they seem forced and too sugary, but this was beautiful.

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Day24: Drama that got boring

Oh, my baby

The first episode – and not only – of this drama perplexed me: it was labeled as a rom-com, but I felt like crying.
It had an interesting theme, though, and Jang Na-ra, and some wise observations about the children/parents relationship, and I continued watching.

But sadly it got boring. It seemed that all the secondary characters didn’t work, but above all the girls in Ha-ri’s office were boring, and Jae-young’s attempts to win her over.
The last two episodes felt really long, and for once I am not sure I liked the “whole” happy ending: I don’t know if women in the same situation as Ha-ri would be comforted by it or discouraged.

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    You perfectly defined the drama.
    I loved it until episode 10 and then, it simply got boring.
    And JaeYoung character was also so annoying. He got on my nerves, being so selfish and arrogant… I would have killed him a thousand times.
    As for the main couple, though I loved both Jang Nara an Goo Joon together, at the end I was not invested in their relation and the obsession over having the baby was too much. I also wondered why no other options (as adoption or assuming you can be happy without being a parent) were explored, and not that I liked the miracle baby ending, either.

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Happy holidays, dear Beanies!

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Day23: Drama I regret I didn’t watch live

Do you like Brahms?

I prefer watching dramas live. I like having a couple days in a week to look forward to, I enjoy the story and twists more, and I am sure I will finish the show, while it takes me lots of time to finish a drama – even more than one year – when I don’t watch live. But, above all, I love opening the fan wall and finding Beanies’ gifs, opinions or rantings.

I would have loved spazzing with you on the fan wall about this drama. It seemed so much fun!
I started watching it just before the – now dreaded – ep.12, and I’m still stuck at ep.9…

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Day22: Bad but (somehow) fun

Born again

I must say a thing about Born again: it was a sincere drama. In fact it has been bad since the first episode.

But it aired when I was having a very busy period and one of its nonsense, 30 minutes episode was the only thing my tired brain could bear.

The writing was just awful (even if the actors did their best with what they had) and the story more and more absurd, but somehow it was fun to watch that mess.

So, I don’t regret watching it, but I DON’T recommend it!

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Day21: Best poster (based on other Beanies’ idea)

It’s okay to not be okay

The main poster is beautiful! So ethereal!
But the other two with the leads (in both human and animated form) sitting on a book cover are pretty, too.

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    Oh, yes! I really love the top one – it’s so beautiful and totally conveys the “once upon a time” feeling for me.

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    Everything about this show is amazing.

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Day20: Cameo that blew up your mind

This year I haven’t watched many dramas and there are lots of actors I don’t know yet, so I have missed all the interesting cameos, it seems.

But I liked the mini Encounter-reunion in Mystic Pop-up bar. It was fun to see Jin-Hyeok’s mum and Soo-hyeon’s secretary as mother and daughter.

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Day19: Most memorable scene

Actually I have a list of memorable scenes (even from The game), but this is the first that came to my mind.
It was a great way to end the episode!

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Day18: One you want to rant about

Chocolate

I know some beanies love Chocolate (sorry, beanies), but to me it has been the first drama disappointment of the year.

I expected a healing drama with an epic love story, was enthralled by trailers and posters, but… here’s my rant:

(warning: some spoilers):

– too many tragedies. Cha-young losing her sense of smell and taste was really too much.

– Kang and his family were too old-style (a little makjang-ish).

– I couldn’t buy Cha-young’s love for Kang. Their brief encounter when they were children wasn’t enough to me. I would prefer Cha-young had this precious, dear memory of Kang, and would fall in love with him as an adult. Plus, I didn’t like the way Kang treated her for most of the story. If I were her, I would run away from him once and for all.

– The thing that disappointed me the most was the fact that the show betrayed itself. I had really liked its message: live your life to the fullest, don’t lose an instant, because you’re alive now.
So, the way the FL runs away felt so anticlimatic. I don’t know if the writer needed to fill some episodes, if they wanted the usual separation befor the ending, or the scene with the hero searching for his love in a foreign, beautiful country, but I didn’t like it. At all.

OST, cinematography and Joon were beautiful, though.

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Day17: One that made you emotional

Missing: the other side

This drama was about death, loss, mourning, friendship, hope and (found) family.

It left me with a lump in my throat almost every episode, and when it was on air, it was the show I was more eager to watch.

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Day16: best quote / oneliner

“Just live your life like you always have. Be sweet and sincere.
And don’t let go of the ones you love. All right?
That’s more than enough. You will then live your life to the fullest.”

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