Beanie level: Errand boy

Did I mention the BGM? that thud thud thud BGM that makes my blood roll? Each time it comes out, I knew, show time!

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A show where even the villains become so sympathizable. Well-rounded characters that draw out blood and tears. #JoytoLife

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A brother such as him.. cry…

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He gave me Dumbledore vibes for some reason. Though he definitely ain’t Dumbledore. Loved this scene. All characters have a story. #Joytolife

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This has got to be one of the best written/produced/acted out shows of all time. (In par with Nirvana in Fire). Even each little side character seems like their own main leads. 5 stars all the way!

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    Joy of Life is another experience altogether. I can hardly wait for the 2nd season.

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      I am halfway through Word of Honor so when I am done with that, I think I will give this one a go. A lot of beanies have written highly of it.

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      Any idea when second season is coming out? I’ve been googling for information and there’s nothing that’s for sure..

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        The last time avenueX (a C-drama reviewer) mentioned Joy of Life, it seemed like the drama aimed for next year release. Still quite a long way to go. Not to mention there is still the 3rd season waiting (if they really go that route). Sigh… anything for an brilliant drama, I guess.

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          Somewhere on the internet it said that the second season will have 35 episodes. Its not enough!…. at least it may seem to have begun filming? Really hope they can just air it like K-dramas, airing while its filming but seems very unlikely. ahhh… the wait is cruel.

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…. T^T so touching “…. If so, I miss her…” #joytolife

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oh my, oh my, oh my, look at this smile!!! #joyoflife

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Man… Now I want to go memorize some long poems. What a motivating show! #Joytolife

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even with his eyes covered, he has gained my heart. #JoyofLife

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LoL great thinking XD

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Poisonous apple? and snake? #joyoflife

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LOL why is this show sooooo funny? XD #JoyofLife

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When its the comments of other viewers that keep you entertained. It\’s no longer you watching the drama but you watching what\’s going on in the audience section. #TheSword&theBarcode #TGIFinished

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    The first 28 Episodes were good but later on it, not sure what happened, it just became slower and slower. Really felt unbelievable and extremely laughable. But reviews said to stay to the end, that there’s a good ending. So I continued on and yet.. yes there’s a happy ending but… the whole way there was just a joke.. sorry for being harsh but…the disappointment of what could have been. In the end, its the live comments that carried me through (a separate show going on lol) and the awesome acting of the main leads. At episode 46, the only thing I can say is, phew, its finally finished. I’m saved. LoL

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    I have been like that since joining the Beanie community. The comments section literally has me crying with laughter some days. It is so good to finally have a place I can feel one of the crowd as we discuss the many aspects of being a K drama fandom.

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      It makes drama watching so much more. I love being able to see the discussions of others and seeing how others agree/disagree with theories and all. Love this positive community ๐Ÿ˜€

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        Yes even when people dislike a show I loved its not confrontational itโ€™s definitely a safe space to exchange opinions. I also get great tips on shows to watch or just read the recaps.

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          yes, definitely! you’ve taken all the words from me ๐Ÿ˜›

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    Viki live comments are so good for that… It’s so nice to share reactions with other people! ^^ (I’m not the only one confused!)

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*Flutter*

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    really sweet but.. the rational me says.. no.. there’s too many eyes and ears outside….!

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I really love this Queen….

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    she tries so hard to win “his” affection. I feel really sad for her though…. lost love.

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Beautiful, yet… um… well.. they say… love might bring down the IQ sometimes… seriously….

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    I was literally screaming in my head, “danger, danger, danger…!” Please!!! Look at where you are!!! And… please remember who you are!!! very unreasonable for this kind of mistake to be made… what hyun said was right. to protect her, he had to distance himself so as not to let his feelings cause her any trouble. Tutor Jung… you are just too uncareful…..!

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      But it’s her that asking him to stay at the Palace in this particulary scene.

      Everybody thought it was the best to distance from her to save her, but they made her lonely. It could have been so much easier for her if she knew that her father and Hyun were sharing her secrets. She had nobody to talk to.

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        Agree. That’s the difference btw Hyun and Jung. One openly pursues without thinking of the consequences while the other hides his love in order to protect Hwi. If her secret is found out, it will cost her her life! I feel that is probably why father King had to pretend that he does not know but secretly try to care for her in his own way (ie. pushing the marriage away). Yes, this made Hwi need to be on her own with no one to talk to but even talking about it might lead to someone hearing. but, you’re right. it just feels safer to know that someones’ got your back, sharing your secret with you. its just that.. I feel Jung is too careless regarding this matter.. Openly showing affection while out in public for all to accidentally walk by…. In a palace with guards walking around everywhere…

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Me in my room…

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    … screaming, “noooooooooooo, noooooo, noooooooooo!!!”

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Why’s the King’s affection only 7.6/10 on dramabeans? Is it really not that good?

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    I liked it! But it was overshadowed by Junho and Red Sleeve.

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      I loved red sleeve! which brought me into a sageuk crave where now I’m out of recommended sageuks to watch. Wondering if I should give this one a try…

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        You should! Park Eun bin is soooooo good. And Rowoon is also cute, and the young actress that plays two roles at the beginning is amazing!

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          Will do! I be watching this one for sure :))))

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        But if you want a sageuk that is excellent and entertaining, BOSSAM is better! The music is better, Kwan Yuri and Jung Il-woo have chemistry to spare!

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          yup! I saw all the hype on dramabeans and couldn’t help but watched BOSSAM. It was reallyyyy good!! Mr. Queen was great too!

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    I wouldnโ€™t say itโ€™s a flawless masterpiece, but it definitely deserves a higher rating than 7.6/10. If not for anything else, you should give it a try just to see Park Eun-binโ€™s phenomenal performance.

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      Good to know! I wanted to give it a try but the rating made me a bit hesitant.

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    Wow that surprise me. I remember people here being very happy about it.
    I didn’t like it tho.

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      was there any particular reason that made you not enjoy it as much? I don’t like disappointing shows..

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        I wouldn’t call it disappointing. From the 7 episodes I watched I think it’s just our typical romance sageuk. It just didn’t clic with me.

        For me it was boring since minute 1, it had too much politics and the FL made me uncomfortable (I don’t know if it was the acting, the character, or both. I think both).

        But I think you should try it.
        I remember not watching Sweden Laundry (for years) because it was rated 8.0 or something like that (8.0 on Viki is BAD). All the low ratings were for one dumb reason. That show is THE BEST.

        Never trust ratings.

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    Ratings don’t meant anything on dramabeans. People rate the drama before it’s airing, before the end, etc. Take 25,21, the rate was very high before the last 2 episodes, then everybody hated it.

    For The King’s Affection, it was my favourite sageuk in 2021. It was the only one that focused on the FL during the whole drama and didn’t switch for the ML like the others.

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      Thank you for this! I usually need to make sure other people liked a show before I invest in it. Just in case..

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    I enjoyed it! Like a lot of Sageuks it dragged a bit near the end, but Park Eun-bin was worth it. She remained the star all the way through and it was her character who made the decisions, the plans and the romantic moves which is refreshing!

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      The trailer made it look pretty good but then the 7.6/10 rating made me a bit hesitant but your review makes it even more appealing ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you!

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is it just me or does anybody else feel that Netflix needs to work on their kdrama translations? sometimes I feel robbed by their translations…..

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    I’ve herd numerous complaints about their subbing. When Squid Game went viral, a lot of Koreans pointed out the inaccuracies in their translations.

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      sometimes in the conversation I hear some words that I recognize but are not in the subs and I wonder if I’m imagining it or that maybe its a word that sounds similar…man, I feel that I’m missing out on what’s really happening in the shows…! so disappointed!

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    Oh it’s not just you. This has been a complaint for years. Ever since Netflix started getting kdramas actually.
    Idk what’s worse, them subbing a swear word when there is none, or when Run On had the worst subs of the year and it was a show about literally movie subtitle translation… the irony.
    I think they’re got a little better maybe over the past 6 months? That or I’ve just got used to it and supplement with my growing knowledge of Korean in my head.

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      The swear word thing really gets me. My favourite Netflix subtitle is from Vagabond:

      onscreen sound: heavy sigh, no actual words spoken]
      subtitle: F*ck!

      (Without the star, obviously)

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      Might be your growing knowledge of Korean, bc I still abhor them.

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    Oh, trust me I hate their subs. The more I understand Korean the more I hate them.
    Tbh I get annoyed everytime I see Netflix gets the license for a new show.

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe:
Black Dog
Law School
Run On
or… something else?

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    What’s your mood? I’ve watched LS and RO. You could watch either but it depends on your mood.

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    If you’re in the mood for slice-of-life Black Dog is an excellent choice. Run On too, if you want a romantic slice-of-life.

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