Beanie level: Jang Geu-rae

What’s the funniest kdrama that you’ve watched? I need recommendations since I just started winter break.

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    My fellow citizens

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    In terms of consistency and pace, Chief Kim and My Fellow Citizens are funny from start to end.

    The following are great, but since they tell richer stories, they will dip into different emotions from time to time.
    Prison Playbook
    Hospital Playlist

    (If you just want “WTF is happening” laughs from start to end, Pegasus Market and Welcome to Waikiki?)

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    I agree vehemently with Chief Kim and My Fellow Citizens. Hyena, Jealiusy Incarnate, and Deserving of the Name have many laugh out loud moments too but they are not strictly comedy.

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    Yeah, Pegasus Market.
    I’d also add Special Labor Inspector Jo.

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      *retires in shame for forgetting to recommend Inspector Jo*

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    Chief Kim is a happy pill, that’s for sure.

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    Modern Farmer is hilarious imo. My stomach hurt from laughing even during my rewatch this year.

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    Just thinking of Cheon Songyi’s crazy antics from You From Another Star is enough to make my day. 😆

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    Thank you everyone! Will definitely be trying these out.

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Also, talk about emotional punches. #FOS16
1. Chief Choi Bit leaving her office
2. Shi-Mok describing Yeo-Jin
3. Dream sequence
4. Sa-Hyun and Shi-Mok walking away
5. Shi-Mok and Yeo-Jin saying goodbye (I was a sobbing mess at this point)

I have no words. Well done Forest of Secrets.

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What a pitch-perfect finale. Season 3?

#FOS16

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This episode blew me away. Wow.

Season 2 >= Season 1

#FOS15

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The tension in these last two episodes was insane. I’m sorry for ever doubting the writer- this season is just as good as season 1.

#FOS14

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Did I say that might not be a good thing? I don’t remember saying that…
#FOS12

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I am pleased to report that after watching every episode thoroughly, I still have no idea what\’s going on.

Still undecided on whether or not that\’s a good thing.

#FOS11

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Me to everyone this season #FOS10

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Almost took my earphones out because I couldn\’t watch the ending #FoS7

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This is the cutest thing I’ve watched all year!! He calls her Doona Bae T_T
#FOS2

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After watching Forest of Secrets, I couldn’t bring myself to watch another drama. I ended up dropping every drama thereafter, even ones I had waited weeks for, after one or two episodes.
Now I realize why.
Television shows which portray smart, complex female leads are hard to come by, not only in kdramas but in shows around the world. Forest of Secrets for me set the expectations for a female lead so high, that I’m not sure that any other show will be able to reach the same level. I’ve noticed that in most kdramas, women are often shown as hard-working, but never usually shown as intelligent or able to reach conclusions on their own without help from the often smarter, more successful male lead. It always bothered me, but I never realized how much it mattered to me until I saw Yeo-Jin on screen.
She wasn’t just another auxiliary heroine, but a vital part of the investigation to fight corruption. A badass police officer with an unwavering sense of justice, Han Yeo-Jin used intuition and her investigative skills to reach her own conclusions and help others even in the face of formidable opponents who were at a higher position than she was. She was level-headed, resilient, and fearless. She believed in the good in others, but wasn’t naive enough to disregard the truth. The perfect heroine, in my mind.
It’s not always the female protagonist that is depicted this way in kdramas, but also the second female leads, who are often shown as jealous and unreasonable. In Forest of Secrets, I saw not one but three complex female main characters, all with motivations that deviated from the standard “I wanted him to notice me”. In so many ways, I felt empowered watching their stories unfold.
This show was everything I ever wanted, and to think I would’ve never picked it up, thinking it would be another boring procedural show. I encourage everyone to try this show, because it exceeded all my expectations with crackling chemistry, an intricate plotline, and fantastic acting. So much love for this show, easily the best I have watched this year.

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Favorite duo

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