Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

After watching the last few episodes of Bossam, I’ve drawn the conclusion that the type of gun you use to hunt tigers must be really ineffective when shooting people

#AnotherMiraculousRecovery

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Is the Shaman’s third customer their therapist? That made me laugh a lot. The little details in the show are such fun
#MadForEachOther ep 10

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Me watching Mad For Each other: 30 mins is perfect for this show
Also me: Why has the episode finished already? I need more!

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Just noticed the team behind Bossam is the Avengers\’ Social Club PD plus the Birthcare Center Screenwriter.

No wonder I\’m liking it so much.

Is it too much to hope for some female-centred revenge?

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    I am weirdly enjoying how all the male characters are trash apart from the kid (also brother-in-law hasn’t done anything too majorly wrong). And yes, I’m including our hero in this.

    ‘What shall I do with this woman? I know! I’ll sell her to a brothel’ seems really deeply flawed decision making (other words are available) only mildly better than the other male characters’ choice of just killing her outright.

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      I’m not sure I can ever get on board with a romance due to the “I can’t make up my mind, so I’m selling her” decision making process as well as the “It’s better to be sold into prostitution that die” encouragement he offered.

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    I vote for martial arts/ninja style training and study of the poisonous uses of herbs while she hones her revenge plans.

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      I think the aunt and the nurse are going to team up to become a crack assassin duo to take them all down!

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Why I hate live-watching dramas

(don’t hate it – love it)

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Ship! Oh no, wait, that was a different drama
(I LOVE drama reunions. Still ship them)

Daebak Real Estate & Once Again

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I figured out why I’m enjoying Search so much! The main couple reminds me of another couple I really loved – only with a much better (scary) story.

JDY/Krystal is the pairing I never knew I needed

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Couples walking by that wall seem to be my new thing

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I just finished Nothing but Thirty and I loved it. It goes on the very short list of Chinese dramas that I’ve finished and that had great story-telling from start to finish. If you’re looking for a cutesy romance about ever-lasting love, this ain’t it. It’s got quite an indie feel (and great music) and looks at what it’s like to hit 30 for three different women. It’s a drama about female friendship and realistic relationships. It seemed very different from other contemporary Chinese dramas I’ve seen and I was gripped for all of the 43 episodes.

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    I should add that the ending was really good. Maybe not what I would have wanted for each of the characters at the start of the drama but very satisfying nonetheless.

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    Oh I’m glad you finally finished it. It wasn’t a perfect ending – but it was certainly realistic. But what was great was how all three women went through their own traumas and obstacles and learned and grew from it. But they had each other through it all.
    I LOVED this drama from beginning to end. The music stuck with me for the longest time too.
    Can’t recommend this show enough to all of you beanies!!!

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      I binged through the first 20 eps and then had to take a little break from it when it all got a bit ‘real’. Then I binged the last 10 eps in two days.

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    I saw an article about this drama and was intrigued! You’ve got me putting it on my list.

    “If you’re looking for a cutesy romance about ever-lasting love, this ain’t it”

    These are the most convincing words you could’ve used. My complete lack of interest in cdramas is partially due to the fact that the only ones I ever hear cdrama fans here and on Discord talk about are historical/wuxia (my least favorite genre) and fluffy cotton candy romances (my second least favorite genre). Yeah, there are a handful of fluffy romcoms I like, like WFKBJ, but for the most part I just find them to be absolute snoozefests. If I’m gonna do romcom, I need one with substance.

    This, though, sounds exactly like the kind of show I love! Thanks, cloggie!

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      Mindy, you’ve must have missed the time we were all talking about a contemporary mystery-crime cdrama (The Bad Kids is phenomenal) for a solid two weeks or that weirdly-fast-paced-slice-of-life-yet-not modern drama (If There Is No Tomorrow, personally, is not recommended though.)
      A couple of us on Discord actually started Nothing But Thirty but have put it on hold because like cloggie said, “it got a bit real.”
      Thanks for the motivation to continue, cloggie!

      Oh, and there’s another female-friendship-centric cdrama that started aired a while back called, Love Yourself, by the way. It also focuses on females in their 30s and I’ve watched the first four episodes and am enjoying it for the most part.

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    Wow – I just saw that The Economist has an article about this drama. 🤯🤯

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    This isn’t avaialble anywhere legally right? Like iqiyi or tencent because maybe it was only airing on TV and not online? That has been the only reason why I still haven’t watched it. I have watched the 20s counterpart (Twenty your life on) by the same production company Linmon and I loved it and that too had an unconventional but slightly more realistic ending. I’m hoping just like TYLO this one also focused on the women more than anything else.

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      It’s on Viki

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        Oh I meant a chinese drama site or app because it isn’t available on viki in my region sadly.

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Because face blindness popped up in a lot of kdramas recently, I found this account of what it\’s really like absolutely fascinating (and devastatingly sad)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-53192821

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    Because of kdramas I discovered that I have a mild type of face blindness. Until before Girl Who Sees Smells I only thought I’m just forgetful, and had known for a few years that if I want to remember someone I have to stare at their face for several minutes and find key points about it to keep in my memory. I never even dreamed such a condition actually exists. GWSS was a revelation.

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    WOW thanks for that article. That must have been so hard to live through for so many years.

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The chairman dating the secretary never was my favourite type of romance. Goo Se-ra and Gong-myung have made me change my mind.
#intothering

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    Am guessing it’s because they really put Gong-myung’s #1 rule to work ^^

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I’m on slide 4: my (hopefully soon to be) first ever kdrama convert is on ep 7 of Stranger

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    Ill tell you what just burns my baguettes. When your friend already watches subtitled stuff but refuses to watch a kdrama (because they secretly hate you and want to watch your head explode?)
    Or they FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY agree to watch something and spend less than 5 minutes on it because “the background music is too loud” and it a. was NOT and b. it wasnt even ear grating background music like Pretty Noona. Maybe shes dead inside?

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      One of my friends said ‘how many episodes? 16? That’s longer than I thought’ and refused to even start the first one. This is the same person who watched all seasons of GoT!

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This is what DB looks like a lot of the time now. I hope that @db-staff appreciates it’s only my love for this community that still makes me come here

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Of course she said her heart skipped a beat – my heart skipped a beat, just watching this scene!
Maybe even more than one beat

#unfamiliarfamily

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My Unfamiliar Family is really Bridget Jones: the Makjang Years

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Of course she fell for her boss. Look at the size of his… bookshelves!

Loving My Unfamiliar Family. Not really knowing your family – or what’s going on in your parents’ life – is so relatable to me

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    This show is such a breath of fresh air. I do think it went slightly into makjang territory (what with the ending of ep 2) but well it is by all means a weekender family drama, airing on the weekend with lesser episodes so tropes should fit.

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    I want that library 😍😍

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    Mindy was saying how good episode one was, but those bookshelves might be the biggest incentive for me to watch. I do love a man with a sizable… book collection.

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    Episode 2 was as good as the first one. A bit surprising with that makjang bit BUT I LOVE MAKJANGS. This might be my favorite family drama this year.

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    What show is this?

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The perfect depiction of how watching Once Again makes me feel.

It\’s my happy pill for the week

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Ahn Eun-ji (Min-ha in HP) is becoming my new Kim Seul-gi: an actress who makes me pay attention when she’s in a drama because her characters are always awesome! Evidence: Possessed, My Fellow Citizens, Prosecutor’s Diary and now Hospital Playlist

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    She has a very lovable face. Like a friend you can be comfortable with. She looks warm if that makes sense lol.

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    I LOVED her in MFC. Unpopular opinion here, although MFC is one of my favorite shows but I never got the beanies’ love for Park Hoo Ja. To me she was incredibly dumb and gullible. Everything she acheived was because of her little sister, who was smart, educated and fantastically quick-witted. I sometimes think what would the show be like if SHE was the villain! Probably much much darker!

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The Aunt and the Butcher scenes in Once Again make me laugh so much! This drama is exactly what I needed!!😂😂😂

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    OMG this screencap alone is enough to make me burst into laughter 😂

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    I had thought about watching this when it first started as the premise sounded interesting, but then I thought the initial Beanie reaction was lukewarm.

    But you are liking it?

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      It took a few episodes to get going but by the end of ep 4 (counting in half-hour episodes) it became clear that the show wasn’t going along the normal stereotypical plot-lines & character tropes, now I’m really loving it.

      In the beginning, some of the arguing seems irritating and annoying but you soon find out a) what the arguing is really about and b) that the siblings & parents look out for each other, and suddenly you end up caring for all of them (apart from the mother-in-law).

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Just saw Hyena ep 8 and after ep7 lulled me into a false sense of security, ep 8 just ripped my heart out, stuck it through the shredder and handed me a little bit of sticky tape to make it all better

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    oh no, i haven’t started on this week’s episodes and now i’m like both nervous and excited?

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    But it was soooooo goooooood!

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    Episodes 7 and 8 were the best so far! I haven’t been this satisfied with a drama in a while.

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    Man Guem Ja was so strong even as a teenager. It takes an enormous amount to strength to even consider stabbing yourself. Also the low five in episode 7 was so adorable. I feel so sorry for Hee Jae. Poor guy is carrying a wounded heart and no matter how much Guem Ja tells him to go for someone else, he can’t

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      The reason why it hit me so hard, is because it showed that no matter how strong you are, you carry the childhood damage with you. Especially the contrast between how she could stand up against the gangsters, but was afraid of her father.

      That she actually told Hee Jae was huge.

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        I agree. Even if she decided to embrace that moment of vulnerability, it was a huge deal that she trusted him enough to the him about her childhood. I think she realises that smart though he may be, Hee Jae is a pretty straight forward guy

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