Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

30-Day Book Challenge

03 – Your favorite series

“A song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin

I have read very few series, but I remember I was hooked to this back then. I doubt I would like it, if I read it now: too much violence.

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A Drama a Day
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4. Historical

The crowned clown

Actually it’s my first and only sageuk, so I’m “a little” biased when I say that I liked it very much. I feared the angst, but it was good even for my weak heart. And Yeo Jin-Goo’s acting was superb.

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30-Day Book Challenge

02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times

“Persuasion” by Jane Austen

I don’t tend to re-read a book, except some classics I read when I was too young to understand them, but I can’t help to return to Persuasion from time to time. It’s a beautiful story about second chances and self-affirmation, and a harsh criticism against the nobility in decline.

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    Love this book!

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    maybe I should pick this one up. I’ve only read Pride and Prejudice..

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      Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel. Pride and Prejudice is delicious fun, but Persuasion is just a bit grittier and more emotionally complex. While still wafting in the upper echelons of British society, you see much more of the various class relations and lives, and how this affects the decisions and consequences that women face in respect to marriage and family.

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        Thank you for the detailed synopsis ❤️

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      It’s my favourite Austen novel too, much as I love P & P.

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A Drama a Day
(Two-week Challenge)

3. Gender reversal

Search: WWW

One of my favorite drama. The CEO, the head of the chaebol family, the one that wants to hit everyone and destroy everything, the one that doesn’t want to marry… all women. I loved the friendship among the 3 FLs, their love stories and the considerations about the Internet and the privacy.

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A Drama a Day
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1. Romance

Encounter

I loved the story of this woman in her mid-30s that was so hurt by her past and so judged by society, but that was given the chance to fall in love for the first time in her life and to be loved by a kind guy.

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30-Day Book Challenge

01 – Best book you read last year

“In Asia” by Tiziano Terzani

This book is partly a reportage, partly an autobiography, partly a travel book. The author wrote about Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, China, Korea and many other countries where he lived because, as a journalist, he wanted to see things with his own eyes before writing about them.

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30 – Recently finished drama

Find me in your memory

It was a lovely and light drama, despite the countless villains; the OTPs were cute and I liked the OST. I think the story was a little ruined by eps. 30-31.

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29 – Best drama confession

I haven’t watched enough dramas, so I haven’t a favorite confession, but I liked when Capt. Ri from CLOY said to Se-ri: “You came into my life like a gift. I’m just grateful for that… ”

Honorable mention: “Anchornim” Lee Jung-hoon from Find me in your memory.

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28 – Drama cliche you can’t stand

Noble idiocy! And the OTP parting around ep. 14/15

About time had the longest noble idiocy, Find me in your memory the most annoying parting

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I’m so late…

27 – Drama cliche you never tire of

Back hug (is there anything sweeter?)

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26 – Best drama bromance

Goblin and Grim Reaper

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25 – Best drama family

Fan Xing’s family from Find yourself

Above all I liked how much her father supported and loved her, her bond with her twin and the healthy way all of them faced the diagnosis of a terrible illness.

Honorable mention: Eun-sop’s adoptive family from I’ll find you when the weather is nice

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24 – Best drama OST

A thing I love about dramas is the presence of OSTs. Even if I don’t like a show, there is at least one song that stays with me when the story ends.
I like how listening to OSTs makes me feel the same emotions I felt while watching the drama.

My favorite OSTs are from Encounter, Search: WWW and CLOY.

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I’ve just found out this MV thanks to my sister.
It’s really beautifully done and the story is captivating. There is a 2nd part, too, and a 3rd is on the making.
It reminds me of “The untamed”.

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23 – Drama with a terrible ending

So far I’ve been lucky enough because I’ve never watched a drama with a terrible ending, so I’ll go with endings that I didn’t like very much.

Chocolate: it was a happy ending, but I didn’t like the way we arrived there. One of the messages of the drama was “live every day fully, leave the past behind, don’t lose time”, so I thought the FL’s choice threw it away and they wrapped up the story that way to have a “postcard shooting” and the man running towards the woman he loved.

Goblin: the ending was satisfying for a moment, but then I was sad thinking that Shin would be alone for the eternity after Eun-tak’s lives.

Hotel del Luna: I loved very much this drama, and that was the perfect ending for Man-wol’s arc, but I’d like a not-so-original ending with the couple alive and happy.

p.s. thanks for your all posts about terrible endings, beanies. I’m removing lots of dramas from my overflowing watching list!

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22 – Drama with the best ending

– My ajusshi

– Encounter

– Search: WWW

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21 – Drama that made you laugh

My fellow citizens

I never thought I’d watched a political comedy… but I tried the first ep and I was hooked. This drama really had the power to chill me up!

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#gratefulmay – 21

Today I have been able to finally go grocery shopping to my favorite shop. And without waiting in line!

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20 – Drama that made you cry

30 but 17

“I have stopped for a moment as I wait for another awesome performance. The intermission of my life.”

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#gratefulmay – 20

This morning I had news that made me feel very angry and discouraged, but then I thought that, well, I’m alive and healthy, and so people I care. “It’s no big deal”.

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