Beanie level: Errand boy

#RoundUp2022

DAY7 – The OTP you didn’t think you would adore:

Baek Yi Jin and Na Hee Do.

I’ll be honest, after the umbrella scene low-key I wanted to show to be a GL.
For me Hee Do and Yu Rim had a perfect love story ahead of them. 🤣 I mean, they were online besties and Hee Do was Yu Rim’s fan. C’mon.

Then, Yi Jin and Hee Do became a rainbow and I reaaaally didn’t want the writer to ruin that. I felt like that was the perfect relationship for them. Nothing more and nothing less.
I thought the romantic aspect would change things and make it weird.
For me, what they had was better than a romantic relationship. I just thought they were too precious and I wanted them to stay that way.

BUT I was wrong. They were great together (until the writer ruined everything of course). Couple, rainbow or neighbors, it didn’t matter. Yi Jin and Hee Do were awesome.

Honorable mentions:
Shooting Stars.
I didn’t like the ML like the first 4 episodes? So I thought I was going to hate the ship. I was sooo wrong. Those two ended up being adorable as hell.

2. Now, I liked Elinor’s category the OTP I kept expecting to adore and finally didn’t, so here we go:

Dude Gu and Mi Jeong.

I love My Liberation Notes, I love Mi Jeong and I like dude Gu. But they never convinced me as a main couple. I would’ve prefer a platonic relationship between those two.

PS. For everyone saying they didn’t expect to adore our kids from Gaus, ha, I told ya!
I’m proud I was the first one to ship them, hehehe. 😎

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⚠️ SPOILER WARNING ⚠️
Big time spoilers of Summer Strike episode 6 coming soon.

I watched IDWTDA episode 6 hours ago (it took me like 3 hours to finish it, but I did).

Since then, I\’ve watched like three other shows but I still can\’t get that episode out of my head.

I feel so freaking offended, I think I\’m gonna have nightmares tonight. Today I was in such a crappy mood and this show made it worse.

I know kdramas love their abusive parents, but I\’m done with that. DONE. And the fact that they only used it as a tool to make Dae Beom sell his soul… *inhale exhale*

1. A drunk stabs his daughter then disappears. He never goes to the hospital, he doesn\’t reflects on his actions. He just says that someone should take him to rehab. Why? Because he stabbed \”someone\”. What\’s that person\’s condition? He doesn\’t know and he doesn\’t care.

2. The mother and son of that drunk decide that the girl should lie by saying she stabbed herself so the drunk won\’t go to jail.

3. When the girl refuses, people go full on psycho on her with emotional manipulation and acting like she\’s an ungrateful brat for doing that to her grandma. Scolding her for expressing her feelings.

4. The girl does what everyone wants and lies. Then she gives a sad speech about how her favorite memories are when her dad came to visit when she was younger (and he wasn\’t a drunk).

Consequences:

Since they said it was self harm, they had to pay for the hospital bills. No insurance, full payment.

So:

1. The mother of the drunk almost takes another loan (she couldn\’t do it because the drunk didn\’t pay the debt).

2. The FL almost end up homeless because she was going to use the money of the rent to pay.

3. (The real deal, the real reason all this crap happened): The ML sold his soul to a toxic \”professor\”.

You know what\’s funnier?

According to the preview, next week isn\’t better. Dae Beom\’s \”friend\” is going to blame Yeo Reum for Dae Beom\’s mental health issues or is going to tell her that she can\’t handle all the mess he is, something like that. Which is hilarious coming from the person that literally gave the direction of his house to professor that causes him panic attacks.

What is this.
If I remove the two seconds of Yeo Reum and Bom interactions and the other two seconds of Yeo Reum and Dae Beom interactions, this show is 100% annoying.

For my own mental health, I think I\’m going to FF every single scene except for the ones between the leads or Spring and Summer.

#IDontWantToDoAnythingEP6

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    #NowYouKnowWhyIDroppedThisShow

    Ugh, sorry, that sounds like the opposite of an enjoyable watching experience. This show really seems to have been sold as something very different from what it is so far.

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      It’s totally different from what I expected.
      I really want to know why did they named the drama like that. I feel robbed.

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    I watched both episode 5 and 6 tonight. Tabong that is a great summary of episode 6. I smiled (sadly) as I read your post because I agree with everything you wrote. I kept thinking that that guy (Bom’s drunken father) should have been sitting on is ass drying out in a prison cell.
    In episode 5 the writers’ felt the need to present Ji-young negatively at the group meal and then move on to getting drunk at another establishment and then show up at Dae-beom’s. Like he needed that.
    (Also, I think the plum lipstick has followed Siwan to SS.)

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      When he said he wanted to go to rehab, I was like “don’t worry, in jail you won’t have alcohol”.

      But what really annoyed me the most was how everytime acted so proud of him for saying he wanted to go to rehab. “Oh, yeah, well done darling. Proud of ya”. WTF was that. The guy literally stabbed his daughter but everyone was testing him like the victim.

      I hate Ji Young with all my heart. Since the first time she appeared I knew we were in incompatible.

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    It seems like the name ‘WeShouldNotWatchThis’ is a more apt title.

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    I could not believe them enabling the stabber and guilt-tripping Bom. It’s baffling. I thought this was supposed to be a stress-free, find-yourself kind of drama, but it’s really not (never trust drama promos smh). Also I wanted to tell Daebum’s colleague to shut up. She really thinks she knows him but she has no idea. It’s embarrassing watching her nag everyone like she’s their mother. It’s going to be truly satisfying when she leaves for the city.

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      I really felt bad for Bom.
      There’s no one in that house that’s actually a good for her. I’m done with her family.

      OMG yes, that woman needs to move to Seoul right now.

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\”I actually… got sick while living accorto other people\’s standards. I thought everyone else was doing great, and I thought I was the only one who couldn\’t do anything well, so it made me suffer.

So now, I\’m taking time to get close to myself, not to others.\”

A round of applause to Yeo Reum for finally making that woman shut up.
I don\’t understand who she thinks she is to go around telling people how to live their lives.

Oh, and I can\’t believe that she\’s trying to make her \”bestie\” meet his professor with whom he had a whiplash-toxic relationship. WTH is her problem? Doesn\’t she know that the end of that movie wasn\’t a happy ending?

And not only that, she wants him to leave his life for her after he literally told her that he was happy where he was?

I feel so bad for Dae Beom. He deserves better.

The only REAL friendship here is the one between Summer and Spring. And I love it.

#IDontWantToDoAnythingEP5

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    👏🏿 now that is a toxic friendship. I think she needs Dae-bom to be dependent on her. That is the only way she will feel relevant in his life. Like she said, sometimes she feels small when she realises who he is and what he can do.
    Yeo-reum being around has been showing her that Dae-bom is actually capable of handling his feelings and interactions well.

    I mean, even if she is the closest thing to family, she shouldn’t feel possessive. She wants to be his everything- mother, sister, girlfriend, wife, bestfriend. That can’t always be the case.

    I knew her game plan when she started talking about him meeting his professor again was that she wanted him to move with her to Seoul.
    I hope Dae-bom can express his feelings freely without feeling that he owes her.

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      The only thing that makes me feel better is that it seems like Dae Beom is used to her little games so he doesn’t really pay attention or care. He knows she’s wrong. That’s why he tried so hard to make her shut up at the restaurant.

      So at least we don’t need to worry about the influence she has on him.

      Let’s just hope she goes to Seoul soon. I think they’re going to have a real talk before she leaves.

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        That’s what I loved about his interactions with his librarian noona. I have faith too.

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    Never mind applause, I’ll give YR a standing ovation for that one! Besides being thrilled by YR finally putting someone in this toxic town in their place, I also love what she said. It really resonates with me.

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      Same!
      I was watching the drama at 2am while laying in bed but I had to stand up to write down that quote. 😆

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#RoundUp2022

DAY6 – Favorite OST/BGM

First of all, LOL. I love how the round up for DAY-6 (DAY6!) is about music. Hehehe.

Second, it’s so hard to pick! I fell in love with so many OSTs this year.
My favorite one changes all the time. It depends on my mood.

I have to say that I have three albums that I can’t stop listening to: Yu Mi’s Cells 2, My Liberation Notes and Our Beloved Summer.

I love all the songs from those shows!

But I guess that right now, my favorite OST is Deeply from My Liberation Notes.
All the tension, stress and pressure I feel disappears for the three minutes this song lasts. It’s like magic. This has been so freaking stressful, sometimes it feels like I can’t breath. But listening to this song while taking a shower feels therapeutic.

Honorable mentions:

Your Existence (25-21 OST)
Lost (May it Please Be in Court OST)
In Time (Seasons of Blossom OST)
Met you among them (3 Bold Sibilings OST)
The Universe (To My Star 2)

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    Thanks for posting the song’s link in there. I enjoyed a good 3 minute listen. But I really can’t recall hearing this song in MLN. I guess the OST didn’t catch my attention unlike the happenings on the screen.

    But it is really calming to listen to. No thrills at all. Just calm.

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      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      They used it in the kiss scene. And other scenes with Mi Jeong if I’m not wrong.

      I know! This song gives me peace.

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    I love Deeply! I listen to this song after a stressful day, it just somehow makes me calm

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#RoundUp2022

DAY5 – The drama that will always live in your memory

*Screams
GAUS ELECTRONICS!
*

This show was the nicest gem of the second half of 2022 imo.

Sweet, warm, hilarious, consistent (something that we can’t take for granted anymore), refreshing, light, etc. I could say good things about this show all day.

This show made my weekends.
If you want something stress-free and full of heart and laughs, watch this show. Do yourself that favor.

-Honorable mentions:

Seasons of Blossom 🌼
My Liberation Notes 📒
To My Star 2 ⭐
25-21 🤺

PS. The guys that are probably my favorite characters of the year (someone make Gaus season 2 happen please):

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#RoundUp2022

DAY4

I want to change my answer 😂
I can\’t believe I totally forgot that the biggest disappointed I felt this year was after Yu Mi\’s Cells 2 finale.

After the wonderful season 1, I was really excited about part 2. My expectations were through the roof.
But the show totally failed me.
It felt like the writer totally forgot what was the message of the first season.

The only accomplish this season made in my opinion, was to destroy the little affection I had for Woong, make Jin Young waste his time (he could\’ve been on another show or something) and ruin the whole meaning of the first season.

And you know, even if I didn\’t sign up for \”Yu Mi\’s boyfriends\”, if they did it right, I wouldn\’t complain that much.
But this show failed as a romcom, slice of life, everything.
And damn, how can a girl have like 26738473 different love interests and all of them be so freaking annoying and boring.

This season went nowhere and that\’s not fair for Yu Mi and her cells, imo. I would describe it like reading three pages of a book: the first one, one in the middle and the last one. Or like watching one good anime episode and then 10 weeks of filler episodes, another regular episode and then they cancel the show.

I really felt like nothing happened, like they totally ignored the important part of Yu Mi\’s process when she was going through her career/life change.
We know that a Ba Bi told her she should write, she does, she struggles, she becomes successful. But we never saw the actual process. We never really experience how that affected her life.

We could\’ve watch more scene of her with her excolleagues or college friends, or parents or something. But nope.
Even the new dynamics on her work environment with the artist that was working with her on the webtoon, etc.

We could\’ve seen a little more of introspection too. Where the hell were the cells this season? A little more of inner thoughts, please?

Why couldn\’t I feel her development at all even when I watched her \”grow\” into a successful woman? I mean, I\’m guessing that was the plan, right? Or they really wanted to make the show just about her annoying boyfriends?

Aigoo.

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    👆Thank you for saying this 5 years worth of source material how could it go so wrong! I thought they were going to have the end game as Babi at one point as they changed it up but no we never even got to see the end game of the Yumi’s boyfriends show.

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      “We never even got to see the end game of the Yumi’s boyfriends show”. Exactly.

      We got no cells and no end game. What did we got this season? What was the point?

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I\’m lateeeeee. 😭

#RoundUp2022

DAY1: 19 years old Na Hee Do (25-21). She was awesome. Her brightness gave me so much energy. She was so brave, strong and kind. Everything she did made me want to be better. Everything she said comfort me.
And her timing was perfect tbh. I watched the show when I was having a hard time so she really made me feel better and gave me energy.
DAY2: Jung Myeong Seok (Attorney Woo). 50% because he was a really good mentor 50% because he was played by Kang Ki Young.
DAY3: Chang Hee and Doo Hwan/ Woo to the Young to the Woo, Dong to the Geu to the Ra Mi.

DAY4 – Greatest disappointment: the drama that could have been but wasn\’t: Our Beloved Summer (first half of 2022) and Life is for Suckers (second half of 2022).

I had similar problems with both shows.

1. I couldn\’t stand the non existent communication between the leads of both shows. The FLs spent 90% of the time hiding their feeling or being confused, and the MLs job was to look pitiful (only Woong did the job well. I totally dislike Jae Hoon, I felt bad for him only once).

I mean, they solved none of their problems. It barely made sense for them to be together. And their relationships didn\’t look that healthy or stable.

2. Nope, I don\’t even want to talk about how these shows ruined my characters. I really liked Yeo Reum and Woong at the beginning.
But all the cool things about Woong became awful wrong thanks to the trauma plot: his relationship with his parents, his lifestyle, everything. And let\’s not talk about his dependency issues. I don\’t remember well, but he only could sleep if Yeon Soo was there, right?

In Yeo Reum case, I haven\’t watched the final episode so I\’m not sure, but I always felt like the writer was trying to make YR a victim or something. Like this pure and innocent soul that cares to much for others to the point where she falls from balconies, breaks up with her bf and quits her job to protect others.
It always felt like the writer was screaming to us that Chae Ri should learn from her. But for me Yeo Reum is just… *sight*
Like half of her \”sacrifices\” could\’ve been prevented if she have made the right decisions beforehand.

3. Such a waste of secondary characters. Chae Ri, NJ, Sang Woo, Joon and Ji Wan, etc. They all deserve better that have their story lines by the annoying drama of the main leads. They all deserve their own show, with a nice love story and happy ending.

Oh, I know LifS has a lot of problems. That show is a total mess, OBS can\’t compare. But a lot of the things I dislike about LifS remind me of OBS so…

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    Did you run out of space or did it end on so…

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      That’s the end. 😆
      I have no idea why I end things with “so” LOL
      But I always talk like that.

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        🤣 that’s really funny. It made sense to end there but a few of us get caught out so thought I would check. Good points made for both.

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I’ll be honest.
Most of the time I have no idea what is people’s obsession with big dreams and ambitions. It looks exhausting, loud and stressful. It’s not appealing for me.

So if someone says that they don’t understand people that just want to chill, I get it. It probably seems boring, lazy or something.

You can give your opinion and hear the other person’s perspective. You can say that kind of life isn’t for you.

BUT when you directly attack something that’s important for something. When you question their decisions just because you don’t like it or understand it, that isn’t cool.

You can ask your friend if he’s happy. If he doesn’t regret something. If he would change the past if he had a chance. You can ask him how is he feeling.

You don’t have to attack his lifestyle just because you think “he can do better”. I know it’s because she cares about him or wtv, but it just annoys me so much.

Why do they always put their worries over the other person’s feelings. This isn’t about you, it’s about them.

And know that I think about it, even if he wants happy with his job/life, that question was rude as hell. It would make him feel worse.

Well, thanks to her now I feel so grateful for my friends. Even tho they never understand wth I am doing with my life, they never make me feel bad about it. They understand we’re different.

#IDontWantToDoAnythingEP3
#WrongTitleThisIsMoreLikeGettingAbussedByRandomPeopleOnADailyBasis

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    #WrongTitleThisIsMoreLikeGettingAbussedByRandomPeopleOnADailyBasis👈 Love this.
    I am not watching this drama as the undertone seemed out of my comfort range and it sounds like I made a good call as so many comments are about unexpected elements of the story.

    You are so right about the value of friends who get you even if they don’t always understand your choices.

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      I think things will get better now that the FL made some friends, but most of the 4h I spent watching the show I was annoyed, angry or frustrated tbh.

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    people need to get acquainted with the estonian nature philosopher Fred Jüssi. He has an untranslatable word “molutamine”. Loafing around in a positive way. The brain needs time to rebuffer. Our backlog in the modern world is huge. The greatest problem is we create a to do list in our mind and think we have to accomplish everything in it. Thats not true. the real trick is to learn to choose what really needs to be done. and thats where most people fail. They just keep doing and doing but they lack judgement so they waste time on totally pointless things that will have no effect on anything. It is quite like in taoism. You are on a Way, you do not need to achieve every goal. You do not need to pick up every shiny pebble. and the second goal of loafing is letting the nature talk to you. going somewhere and refraining from taking immediate action. a person goes to the forest, it either takes photos. it makes a fire. just stop and listen, observe,feel.
    also, a fulfilling career is not where you are constantly busy and making money. it is something that allows you to be yourself, and secondly, it gives you enouh time to let your mind wander. Same from a neuroscientist Jaan Aru. Idleness is the key to creativity and big discoveries both about the world and yourself. if we only complete task after task in the normative sense of success, we are robots and not humans. in the end, a human is not a Working Human, we are Thinking Human.

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      Now I want a big snuggly sweatshirt that says “molutamine” 👏🏽

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        hmm, it could say… either “Molutamine – the most effective way of doing nothing.” or “Molutaja” [ a person who is doing nothing effectively]. Then it makes sense grammatically

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          Thanks! I may want to do nothing most effectively but always want to be grammatically correct doing it! 😁

          @redfox, can you give us some phonetically correct pronunciations?

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      I have a similar way of thinking.
      I don’t like I HAVE to be productive all the time. I don’t feel like I have to be the best at anything.
      I like peaceful stuff, and being ambitions/having big dreams doesn’t seem that chill. So that isn’t for me.

      I definitely don’t have a to do list. 🤣

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    As someone who decided to stay at home when I became a mum (I’m a mum of two), even though I was young and I had my Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, I can relate to your feelings.
    I know many people think I made a wrong decision but I have never regretted it.

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      Like DAY6’s says, “live your life”.
      I’m glad you decided to be happy according to your standards and not other’s.

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    I immediately thought of Woong in Beloved Summer when i read this. I liked his dream – to do nothing/stay still. As long as you’re not troubling other people, i think living a simple life is perfectly fine

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      I was so happy with his character until they did…. That.

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The sign: I\’m gonna kill you (her).
The building owner: that\’s why I shouldn\’t have rented this to an alcoholic girl.
The son: she\’s probably suicidal, let\’s kick her out.

Me: W T F .

#SummerStrike3

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    eeeeeek. I think this drama is super not for me 😬

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      No, no, it’s OK – just part of the locals’ “quirkiness.” 🙄

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        I see your eye roll and think it means I should keep observing comments 👍🏼

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          Take a dip into the comments on the ep. 3/4 recap – there are so many eyes rolling at the FL’s idiocy and the town residents’ nastiness that DB probably needs an on-site ophthalmologist. I’m torn between following the recaps to see how many people come over to the haters side with me and just rinsing the whole thing out of my brain. I’d be less disappointed if I hadn’t gotten my hopes up for some summery, beachy, and possibly romantic fun. May they all get sand in their shorts!

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      I’ll keep watching because the previews looked nice (apparently we’ll get real romance next week). But so far, the show isn’t what I was expecting. At all.

      But that’s my fault for thinking the village people were going to “welcome” a female stranger that just moved to their town. My bad. 🙄

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Love is for Suckers or This Show Sucks? Which title is more accurate for this drama? 🙄
This show is a mess, and more problematic that any real dating show I\’ve watched. And, no Ji Wan x Joon today?😖

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    This Show is For Suckers

    I can’t anymore, I’m done

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      Oh yes, that title is perfect.

      Same. I’m so tired.

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      Wow, I’m behind and wondering if I can manage to claw my way to the bean 😣

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        Do you really need that bean? xD

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          At this stage, I’m past trying to acquire beans and instead ask myself “is this show bean worthy?”

          Now admittedly I’ve accrued an uncharacteristic number of Beans of Shame this year but, still, this generally applies.

          Is this show bean worthy?

          I’m going with ‘no’.

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            This show is definitely a bean of shame.

            I watch with the hope Chef Joon and Ji Wan’s story real development. But the writer of this show don’t care about that. They have other priorities (scandals). I’ll probably FF all episode 15 since my kids will get little (nothing) screentime.

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            Oh boy, I like that new twist. Is it bean-worthy somehow makes me think differently than just “is this show worth my time”. I struggled through 10-12 and ended screaming “OH WHAT THE ACTUAL F**K”???

            This show is not bean worthy.

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    I’ve mainly FF, finished the episode in less than 20 minutes.
    I’m only interested in Jiwan and Joon.
    And four more episodes to go? Such a waste of time.

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      4 episodes? not 2?

      Same here, only watching for Joon and Ji Wan. I feel so bad for not skipping this episode.

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Kdramaland is literally the world of grabbing people\’s arm.
Then, why can\’t Chef Joon grab Ji Wan\’s?
Why are you making me scream and roll this early in the morning?

If this boy doesn\’t run after her… 😠

#LifSEP13

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    I can’t believe he said nothing.
    He could’ve explained that it was just for the show. He could’ve said that he didn’t mean it.

    She gave several steps towards him. Why isn’t he moving?
    After that almost-kiss with the other girl, JW is going to think he doesn’t like her at all.

    Chef Joon SAY SOMETHING I’M GIVING UP ON YOU.

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    I love that Love is for Suckers has been consistently evoking conversation between episodes and before the weecap is released. If any series needed to be binge watched or at the very least dropping three episodes a week this was the one.

    Did you recognise the woman with mental health issues in this show is the actor’s little sister from Three brave siblings? At least the actress had a chance to play a character who had a more realistic storyline in this.

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      I also don’t get why Chef Joon didn’t just choose her for the date rather than waiting for her or saying let’s make it an hour. Were you waiting for Jiwan to just say to the conman ‘You pushed me into a knife wielding maniac! that’s why I am not wasting any of my time on a date with you and prefer to spend just 30 minutes with Joon’.

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        He’s still too concerned for his image and what the producers clearly expect him to do. He best do something before the end of the show (the real show, not the show within the show) or I will be cross 😅

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          We don’t have time for his concerns. He needs to start taking action now. The show is about to end!!

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        I think he doesn’t want to have a relationship with Ji-Wan in front of the cameras. For him, the show is work, the scenario is clear and he follows it. Ji-Wan is something else.

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      I don’t like her character here either 🤣
      I prefer the other one actually, I don’t find it offensive just annoying.

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They’re showing us our current situation vs the upcoming vacations. Kinda harsh but sweet at the same time? It gives me the hope that I definitely need right now.

I expect NOTHING. People doing nothing.
This is Bruno Mars’ Lazy Song.
This is DAY6’s Be Lazy.
And I’m gonna love it.

If I see one soul doing something I swear to my freaking cat in a box…

For real, if a show named “I don’t want to do anything” is about hard working people, killers, revenge, traumas, or someone dying, then I’m done.

This pals and gals better be kdrama fans that are going to spend their whole summer laying in bed, eating ramen, pizza and rewatching Run On.

I haven’t watched a decent slice of life in a while so I’m really scared. Tbh, every time I start a new drama these days, I feel scared.
Why writers don’t add this to their trauma sources list? I would watch a show about a kdrama fan going crazy because of kdramas. I’m pretty sure kdramas are driving me crazy. Or maybe is the homework I haven’t finished, who knows.
Let’s clic play.

#WhyDidTheyTranslatedAsSummerStrikeWhenTheOfficialNameIsSuperCoolEP1

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    ‘ Why writers don’t add this to their trauma sources list? I would watch a show about a kdrama fan going crazy because of kdramas.’ 👈Me too, I am so with you on this. The impact of thinking a drama is going to be one thing and then bam some random genre raises its ugly head. The frustration is real😬

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    “This pals and gals better be kdrama fans that are going to spend their whole summer laying in bed, eating ramen, pizza and rewatching Run On.”

    Who wants to watch me now? 🤣

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So I’m at my school’s library studying, super casual, and this guy enters the room and he’s looking for a computer and he was going to sit in front of me, BUT at that exact same time I started smiling like a dumb dumb because Chef and Webtoon writer are going to interact, so the dude was like “no, not here” and walked away to the other side of the room.

I’m sitting in such a bad position (more like laying instead of sitting) so when I look up to the computer’s screen it could seem like I’m looking at the person in front of me….

This is all Love is for Suckers fault. The funny part is that I was rolling my eyes the entire time episode until that scene.

I would say I’m gonna stop watching dramas while doing homework but we all know that ain’t happening. I’m just going to blame my ChefxWriter ship for being too adorable.

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    tough one. Would you rather be mistaken for eyerolling at a stranger or giggling at a stranger?

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    Something similar to this happened to me at university – Not with a drama but for reasons I forget – possibly after reading a text message – I was sitting in class and smiling and I accidentally made weirdly long smiling eye contact with the guy sitting opposite me in the lecture theatre (the seats were in a big U so he was all the way on the other side of the room – I did not initially realise I was looking straight at him) and then we spent the rest of semester avoiding each other 😅

    I agree that chef and writer are adorable. I want good things for them.

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      I could so picture that scene and so felt the shame of it and the pain of not being able to explain yourself.🥺

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      Omo, maybe we should smiling while looking at the floor? 🤣

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        Just wear a mask and sunglasses so no one can tell 😂

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          LOL people will think we had a plastic surgery or something.

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    😈 This has strong crossover potential with @isthatacorner Isa’s ongoing drama with Impossibly Hot Library Guy. Is it too much to hope for reciprocal cameos?

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      I’m giving my crush up. Its too stressful! So. Y’all. The woman I was going to see Mark Tuan with is friends with HG in real life. Now, she’s a big kdrama fan and comes here –to db–and lurks. She doesn’t have a username or anything but she reads the wall and recaps. I couldn’t get a bead on how often she does such and she doesn’t know my username. But how much effort would it take to realize I’m me? I’ve talked about moving to MN to work in a library for pities sake! So, there’s only one MASSIVELY ATTRACTIVE man who works there—her good buddy HG. So. I can’t handle it, friends! Has she read my posts? I don’t know! Probably! Has she told her good friend HG? I DONT KNOW! IS IT STRESSING ME OUT?! Yes. Yes it is.

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        ☹️☹️☹️ Darn, I want new episodes but I also want your life to be massively less stressful.

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        I donor even know you, but yeah, I think I could figure out who you were here if I did. 😂 Sorry, that probably doesn’t help your mental health at all. But hey, it may be good for you in the end if she did find out. And BTW, I’m following my own daughter’s high school saga right now with her and math genius among other long time friends and now some new kids at her school, and can I say, I don’t even know why I’m bothering with kdramas right now. 🤣

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          I’m an over sharer! I’ve always been. Online. In person. I’m a freaking audiobook! Are you giving updates on the dramas? You do have a way with words

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            Unfortunately, no, because that would mortify her at this age; but maybe when she’s older and grown, and I’m retired, I’ll write that book.

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          I love that she has called in an expert in these things, too many young people rely on equally ‘clueless in life experience, ruled by emotions’ friends and wonder why their advice sucks and often makes matters worse. Good luck on your mission.

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        That would be the perfect K drama story I can see the wedding scene where she is giving the speech as maid of honour discussing how she was the one who made it happen. She stumbled across this person’s fan wall on a KD site and the story she was reading reminded her of what had happened at work a couple of weeks back. When she realised this was the person on the site she remembered that her male friend had suddenly started to ask about K pop and she had fobbed him off with BTS as a intro not realising he would use it in a conversation that got him roasted. 🤣

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        Oh, no.
        I guess HLG is cancelled.
        I hope you relieve all that stress tho
        Maybe you could comment in our posts when you want to share something, instead of using the fan wall. You could even deleted the comments later if you want.

        Or you could go straight to her and bribe her? Nope, sorry.

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        omg, isa ☺️🫣🫢 that is so funny and cute while being uncomfortable and even a bit terrifying 😮! As much as you can, just relax and wait to see what unfolds 😬 Best of luck!

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          Well today I’m going to have to muster up some courage from somewhere. I saw Peter Cincotti in concert last night and have held literally every single person at work hostage for 15 mins (AT LEAST) while I squeed my excitement over how amazing the show was. It would be weird to squee at everyone EXCEPT him. So I gotta squee at him.

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            Fighting!!😊

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            I squeed at him. I did it. I went up and said I think you’re the only one in this place who hasn’t heard my Peter Cincotti story. And he stopped what he was doing and asked what happened. And I vomited my Peter Cincotti love all over him. He laughed because I am a ginormous nerd and then I scurried away. Shutting down this crush is not as easy as I would like.

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    There is no way I could watch a drama in public especially not Love is for suckers😬 I was ready to climb in the screen to take out Joonho when he literally used Jiwan as a human shield by pushing her TOWARDS the knife wielding man. Even if I am quiet my face is shouting out my expressions so once I regained conscious awareness of my surroundings I would end up going over to explain what was really happening and that would lead to them feeling harassed by the weird person who was mumbling and pulling faces at them but then claiming it was due to a tv show 🤣

    I would then have to go over to explain to the person what was happening

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      A functional edit button is so needed 😳 on here

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      Oh, I feel you.
      I talked a lot. And at the beginning it was fine, because there where some annoying freshman having a freaking picnic in there or something. They were super loud so no one could hear my whispering, but when they were gone, it was so quiet I felt like everyone could hear me. I still kept talking tho, I was way too invested in the show to care about anything.

      But there was a moment when I kind of started throwing punches or something, Idk, but it was a really weird choice of movements. It was embarrassing as hell. I totally forgot I was in a public place and started acting as if I was watching the show on my bed.

      Meh. I’m graduating this year so wtv 🤣

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        🤣 that’s so funny hopefully if he looked over at that point he would realise it was nothing to do with him being opposite. I am so glad that I am not the only one so invested I express it

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          For me there’s nothing weirder than watching a show in silence tbh.
          I have a friend that doesn’t talk or move while watching dramas. She doesn’t even change her facial expression.

          Everyone in my family overreacts while watching shows, so I find my friend scary sometimes. 🤣

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            I remember the friend that was silent watching a comedy with you 🤣 who said it was good but only laughed once a twice while you were hysterically crying with laughter throughout.

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          OMG yeeees.
          You know? Maybe I’m the weird one. 😂😂
          All my friends are the personification of “Netflix and chill” while I’m more like “Viki and roll” (I’ve literally fallen of my bed more than once while watching shows. ROFL was invented because of me).

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            No way are you weird as I think I would fit in with your family well.🤣

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One minute into the episode and I thought I was watching the wrong one because the leads were chill and fun…
That flashback made me sad.

#LifSEP11

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    I miss the before times 😭

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      Don’t we all.

      The only thing that’s left to remember those times is the intro of the show. Those 20 secs are all we have.
      Tbh, I have no idea what happened this episode. What is this show about?

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        A serial killer with a knife on the loose. Lol. We just got to the plot 😂

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          That was so freaking weird. Literally came out of nowhere.
          I kinda wish I could jump to the final episode.

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            Serial killer with a knife on the loose is probably on some sort of romcom checklist now. Have forgotten all the other ways to create tension and conflict?😞

            I fear they’re using a shared traumatic experience to catalyse getting YR and JH to communicate. I wish they wouldn’t resort to something so drastic to get two best friends to talk to one another whilst misunderstandings keep piling up and they keep doing stuff to hurt each other.

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            @mellowarmadillo of all the crazy things that happened I was most annoyed when she saw Sang-Woo bleeding, looked at him slowly and then asked him if he was okay. Girl, he is not okay! He is bleeding profusely. Asking him is not first aid. Call the freaking ambulance plus cops.

            looks like this is some victim of season one kingdom of love. May be there is a ‘moral of the story’ 😅

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    The same reaction on my face right now as I saw the first minute. Like how did we get here ☹️😕😂? An intergalactic war must have wiped away the blood we’ve been getting for weeks now.

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      When the episode ended I was just tired and annoyed.

      Idk if this was supposed to be a romcom or a commentary on dating shows but for me it failed at both.

      The writer of this show annoys me more than an actual PD from a real dating show.

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      I thought it would have been in line with his character had he told her ‘don’t mistake me. I carried you because of the shoes. Didn’t want to ruin a limited edition’. And they both could have laughed it off.
      And instead they went all serious. It’s like they are two different people now.

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My stupid kdrama fan brain, EP 3746628266:

Yesterday my bestie and I had a kpop related fight (she said things about DAY6 so I said things about BIGBANG), but the only thing I was actually thinking during the whole fight was \”lol, this is like that scene in Reply 97\”.

Oh, I love BIGBANG btw.
I\’m so sorry, I love them
Everything I said yesterday was a LIE. *badum tss*

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    What did she say about Day6? That their music is wonderful and amazing? That’s the only thing anyone should ever say about Day6.

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      Nothing about the music.
      She said no one knows who they are and that when they comeback no one will listen to them.
      That’s why I said she didn’t have the right to say that because BIGBANG makes comeback every five years. That was the whole fight.

      And you’re right, the only thing people should say about Day6 is how wonderful their music is.

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        Well I can tell you I will listen to anything Day6 releases and will never voluntarily listen to a Bigbang release lmao

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If you could be a drama character for one day, which character would you be?

I would do anything to have Na Hee Do\’s fighting spirit and energy rn. No, you know what? I want to be a rich kid and pay someone to do my homework. I want to be the kid from Golden Spoon for one day. I would feel great. I would go shopping. I would even buy something for the kid doing my work.
Interview transcripts suck. Why did she talk for 45 minutes? Does she hate me? The fact that she’s only the second participant… I’m fine.

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    I realized that the most fun and interesting part begins right after I’ve cleaned my data, and before that it’s the pain point. Need to clear those things first in order to enjoy the fun part later. You’ve got this!

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      I hope you’re right, because I’m really considering buying a golden spoon online. LOL

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Seeing Kang Cheol and Yeon Joo’s daughter makes me want to rewatch W.

#RevengeOfOthersEP1

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    🤣🤣🤣 So I’m not the only W-obsessive who thought this!

    Too bad it’s soooooo not my kind of drama.

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      Tbh, I only watched 5 minutes of the show. I saw this scene and my brain started to scream “W!” 😂😂

      After posting this I searched for W and totally forgot to go back to the show.

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        Are we the same person?!? 😂 I admit that W is not the greatest drama ever – though it’s pretty damned good – but it’s just so cracky for me.

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          It’s so addictive!! The show knew how to make an impact.
          I think it’s one of the few shows that know what to do with like 4 different genres in one plot. I liked the romance, comedy, fantasy (even with it flaws), action, etc.
          + The cast, ost, iconic scenes, iconic characters, reverse tropes, etc made it such a wonderful show. I love it and I recommend it.
          My favorite thing is that it doesn’t matter in what year you watch the show it still feels crazy and refreshing.

          AH! I have to rewatch the show rn. Thank you very kamsa Elinor, I was supposed to do homework.

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Can someone explain me what’s going on in LifS? I know that I’m shipping chef and webtoon writer, but I have no idea what’s going on with the leads of the show. 😂
I feel like they miss their timing when it comes to important things.
I would’ve prefer a real conversation like the one YR imagined at the beach than the last scene of the episode.

PS. New favorite character (sorry Sang Woo):

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    This couple (the besties), Chae Ri, Sang Woo… This show has great secondary characters.

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      Yes they have added a depth to Daesik and Hyejin’s characters that was missing and so true to life and heartbreaking.

      I wondered where Sangwoo was when the chicken was being dished out so glad he got to enjoy it in the end. He is so sweet.

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        Yes, we needed to know about their life. Too sad is such a heartbreaking story.

        Probably working.
        I need CR to forgive our boy soon. He deserves love not extra work.

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          Sangwoo is such a great character really attentive, good at his job so why is he single unless it’s his work hours. I wonder if he will end up with Jaehoon’s sister🥰
          That puddle scene would not have happened if he was on the set as he would have gone to get the cameras without her needing to even ask.

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            He deserves all the love he can get, so yes to ending up with JH’s dongsaeng. Double wedding??

            2. LOL you’re totally right.
            But tbh, I have no idea why nobody help her. According to kdramas people never help each other. The main leads ALWAYS have to clean stuff on their own at the end. 😆That wouldn’t happen in real life, even a random person (one of the participants for example) would help the poor PD with the cameras.

            If you knew how many times I’ve said “if you help her clean, you can both clock out and go home soon and safe” to my screen?

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            Oh, sorry. I forgot that people can’t help each other in kdramas otherwise there wouldn’t be romance. Only the romantic interest can help.

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            @enriquequierecagar the second lead can help as well so they can watch pathetically while the main leads ride off into the sunset together.

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    I’m curious to see if Jae Hoon at the end of the latest episode is real or a wishful thinking fake out.

    All the secondary characters are interesting – mean Chef is really growing on me. I hope he has some good character growth so he can end up with webtoon Artist without me feeling bad for her 😅

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      The fake outs are breaking my heart.😞 That final scene is played like it must be yet another one…

      I completely agree about chef – he’ll need to do some serious growing to deserve our web toon artist!

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      Wouldn’t that be too much?
      If every nice interaction between them is fake then we have no show. 😂 We have only three weeks left and these two aren’t making any progress, they need to stop day dreaming and start talking.
      I’m like Chae Ri, I have no patience.

      I’m sure he’s going to have a nice character development. Her sweetness is contagious, and she’s coughing besides him 😉 (bad joke, I know).

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        It would be great if the webtoon artist won with several of the men chasing her after waking up to her charms.
        Does anyone get the purpose of ‘put suntan oil on my back’ and ‘I was so not scared in the school’ man. I have not noticed him apart from those scenes. I don’t even remember his job. They do have random people on the reality shows so he may be one of those but the men have all stood out more than most of the females. There is scheming web app guy, chef I love myself so much I don’t need anyone else, nice but not very bright guy and then he is miscellaneous man.

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          1. I love your idea.

          2. If this was Ex-Change (korean show, not sure if I remember the name well), he would be the guy that entered the show like in episode 6 (of 8). No one cares about him, we know he will end alone. When we see him trying, it’s just sad. The girls try their best to not be awkward around him but they still are. And the only thing we remember after the show ends is that he was late and did nothing (I literally can’t remember both guys faces: LifS and ExC).

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            🤣 that’s so true they are the extras that have tried to raise their profile with a one line speaking part that does nothing for the plot, e.g. the server in the cafe.

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        I’m hoping that it’s faking out that it’s a fake out 😃

        I think the first few were him wishing he’d said or done things and now we’ve moved on to her wishing she’d said or done things. I don’t think they’ll be on the same page until the end of next week at the earliest 😅 which would give two weeks for wrapping up.

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    The two week wait for this week’s episodes was sooo hard and I am yet again wishing I could wait for shows to finish airing and miss out on the Dramabeans banter and binge the newer dramas too. I think it would help with the disappointment factor as waiting for a week and then you realise the preview was a fake out leads to a level of disappointment that doesn’t exist when it’s an immediate reveal. It’s my favourite show now that Seasons of blossom and Youth Retreat have both finished.

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    Damn ME TOOO

    Chef and Webtoon writer!! they are the highlight and i want to see their journey..

    The USP of this drama is THE REALITY SHOW.. everything else is just so meh

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      Yes, I think they’re going to be an adorable couple. 😊

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I miss Gaus 🥺

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    I’m on episode 9 right this minute. Its just so funny, the acting all around is so clever. ❤️ the drama~

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      Me too! It’s an awesome show, it only gets better and better.
      Glad you’re enjoying it. ^^

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    Me too! I finished it last night. Such a happy pill. Ma-tan’s hair was my favorite moment every time it appeared – and his unexpected muscles were an unexpected bonus!

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      Ma Tan’s hair is hilarious.
      The character wouldn’t be the same without that hair style. It’s his identity.

      The only thing is that I feel that hairstyle is some kind of joke or reference I’m not getting. I feel like it would be double hilarious if I knew why they made his hair like that.

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        I agree, it absolutely makes his character (plus the lacquer shine). I also wondered if I was missing something like from a manga character or web Toon character reference??

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          I thought the same thing, maybe from a webtoon character.

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        It looks a little bit like Tintin – but I have no idea if those books are even known in Korea. It was a cute clue to his hidden rebellious streak.

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          Haha, wearing a thin spiked hair curl as a sign if rebellion. It works!

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          Tha would make sense! I like this theory.

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Did someone else watch SOB finale? 🥺

I don’t know how I feel. I’m like sad but in a good way… And also in a bad way… kinda? IDK. I’m just crying and I have no idea what to do or how to feel.

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