Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Ok. I had a kdrama Brooklyn 99 crossover dream.
Taeceyon was the male lead but he was in high school. He always wore a black hoodie with the hood up that poked out just a little to accodomate those ears (swoon). Hes known as the nicest guy in school. He sits in the back of the bus so he can keep an eye on things and make shre everyone is ok. Theres a new girl and he has instalove HARD. Every time he tries to talk to her he somehow makes everything horrible to the point ahe goes to the principal/cops and to report him to Captain Raymond Holt. Holt tells Jake and Boyle to look into Taeceyon but Gina is like….” I think theres something going on here, sir. Ok Cat is a really good kid.” And Amy comes up with a plan for every teacher in the building to bring a picture book to describe Taeceyon.
Taeceyon plans to turn himself in after school and the punishment for stalking a girl is hanging so hes really sad but he wants to get his homework done first and he writes her a love note which gets taken by Jake and Boyle.
Terry and Holt are reading the picture books and they get teary eyed and agree that mayne Taeceyon is a really good kid after all. Boyle comes in wearing bootyshort overalls and no shirt and hes quoting Taeceyons letter while twerking and waving the letter above his head like a flag and he keeps saying, “he loves her from the ocean to the moon to the bayou too” and making his bootyshort clad booty pop at the beginning and end of each word.
Holt and Terry go to a mall of all places looking for Taeceyon and Melissa Joan Hart and her little sister pop up and even though they are witches and not genies when Terry yells out he just wants to make these kids happy the Hart sisters say in creepy unison your wish is our command and there is suddenly a HUGE inflatable dinosaur filled with balloons and a million little kids trying to pop it. Rosa ces screaming up in a kids rideable car and Holt and Terry balance on it as she drives them away.
And then I woke up. Without ever knowing what happens to Taeceyon. Is he hung? Does the girl learn the error of her ways? Why is Boyke wearing bootyshort overalls? Thats not what he was wearing in the beginning of the dream.
So many questions.

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    I’d watch this dreama Isa.

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      Dreama! What a great word! I recently changed medications and have been having ridiculous, long, exhausting dreams that are like movies. Maybe calling them dreamas will help me feel more kindly toward them 😊

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        Aww i hope you’ll adjust soon n have better sleep!

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          Thank you! I’m totally going to think of them as Dreamas now 😴

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      I will also watch.
      And I just can’t believe uri TY would be hung. After all, Ok Cat is such a good guy…
      (I loved the description on how hoodie mets his sweet and cute Dumbo ears).

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        He is! Hopefully hes saved. Its a shame I cant make my dreams continue where they left off.

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          Thanks to Isa, i had a dream about taec & Hong Banjang last night. I can’t for the life of me remember what it was about tho, shud’ve written it down when i woke up!

          @eazal since you mentioned OkCat do u have any idea if the poor green creation is still alive? I’m just wondering if he’s still making money off the brand / or it was connected to JYP.. i can’t find any news online..

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            There were OkCat items sold in the Japan Pop Up Store for the comeback, bot not in the Korean, so I guess it’s still tied to JYP and Sony in Japan but not Korea. Maybe we’ll have an OkCat Christmas party this year?
            I’m pretty sure the brand is alive and it “belongs” to Taec as JYP SK can’t use it and after all it was Taec’s design.

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            Thanks @eazal! I think you’re right, he had an online xmas event last year not sure if He used Okcat.. usually he does.

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This is going to be a Pretty Noona rant. Dont mind me.

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    I’m surprised you have any rant left in you.

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    Again? This drama really makes you write a lot :p

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    So, i was talking with my aunt tonight. She wants me to call her every Sunday, so whatever. I called, but I didnt turn the tv off, I just had Netflix muted and it started showing its commercials and what did Netflix start showing? Pretty Noona. Incessantly Pretty Noona and something occurred to me.
    I am mad at dramas. And I have been ever since I watched Pretty Noona.
    So, when I first started watching dramas they were all my favorites (with a few (It Started with a Kiss, A Gentlemans Dignity, Bromance) that I loved a bit more). They were romantic and swoony and I loved them so much. I rewatched the few that I loved more than the rest but I was always anxious for the next drama, because I knew it was going to be even more swoony than the last. And then I watched Pretty Noona.
    Pretty Noona was going to be my favorite drama. It was going to be the drama that I loved even more than ISWAK (a pretty dang tall order) and then what happened? The back 8. The back 8 happened. Its not that the couple broke up and that the drama shoved them back together in a way that didnt address any of their issues or make any sense whatsoever. Its what happened next. For me. One of my favorite cartoons is Filmore and my favorite episode is The Unseen Reflection. Towards the end theres a speech,
    “You didnt know how to keep your promise to your fans. Thats what a book is, madame, a promise. Try keeping it next time.”
    A drama doesnt have to have a happy ending. But this drama, with its inability to decide if it wanted to be a romance, be a workplace drama dealing with sexual harassment, or a conversation on family, friendship and culture it clumped a genres together into a stew that just didnt hold up. However, the promise…the promise from author to reader, from creator to viewer–it was broken. The follow through on every single plot was a let down. The romance…speaks for itself. The sexual harassment, never mentioned again. The family, the friendships, the generational differences…all of it introduced and dropped. And then the final episode…why? Bowing to the pressure from people who wanted a happy ending? Network? Fans? Who? JinA and Joon Hee..take a walk on a pier and we’re just…fine? Theres an article on the cinemaholic website. Son Ye Jin said that the characters weren’t fully developed. That there are still so many questions to answer. And thats where the final promise is broken. The first half of the drama promised character development that was unfullfilled.
    And I havent loved a drama like I loved the first 8 since…have there just not been any good dramas? Or was the betrayal of the back 8 so deep that I AM TRAUMATIZED FOREVER AND WILL NEVER LOVE A DRAMA AGAIN?
    Yo. I am so mad at Pretty Noona. Will I ever love a drama that hard again? Or has the broken faith made me unable to love again?
    This feels very…you know…dramatic. BUT I HAVE BEEN TRAUMATIZED AND WILL POSSIBLY NEVER LOVE AGAIN.

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      Isa! I stopped at episode 8 or 10, can’t remember now, so as not to resent kdramas. And even now, I stop watching if a drama goes south (still haven’t finished Monthly magazine home, Doom at your service, Hwayugi, and a multiple number that are stuck at episodes 10-16). It’s better for my sanity to pretend that canon is what I’ve imagined.

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Why cant the kids just…not take the test? Or, get together during the test and copy? Their teacher wont care, he wants them to live.

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I am obsessed with Jay Bs album. It is SO GOOD.

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Why does Ga Doo Shim always end in a freaking cliffhanger?! Im invested! Stop the madness. Also. My 2lead syndrome in Cha is SO REAL. Hes beautiful and I love him.

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I think Im the only one who doesnt really like Cha. I think the ML is a condescending jerk. Shes a snob but so is he! And I hate that every ep shes wrong about every human interaction and hes there to point it out. He needs a serious humbling.

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    KSH has the same power with Lee Minho: they can turn jerk character into someone that seems charming. Trust me, we are all know and agree that Dusik is one arrogant jerk that think highly of himself.

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    I’ve seen plenty of people who agree with you.

    Personally, I love it, but I can see what you are saying. I think both can be annoying, but that’s why I like them. She’s the one learning lessons now, but given his trauma, I think he’ll ultimately get a lot of his words thrown back at him.

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    I think both of them are generally nice people but with moments of rudeness, arrogance and judgemental acts. Du Sik is also a hustler with the way he bulldoze HJ into doing some stuff and that lunch scene with the 2ML. I can already see some growth with HJ, i hope DS will have his soon.

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    I find him interesting so far and I’ve been pulled into the mystery of why he’s this way since the second episode. I’ve noticed that his smile is often fake (unless he’s reacting to her) and fades into other emotions when others aren’t watching. He isn’t as much of a jerk as most tsundere leads.

    I wouldn’t wish either one of them on anyone at this point, or ever probably, but I find watching this comforting in many ways.

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Well Ive pressed play on HosPl ep 8. We’ll see if I get through it. I enjoyed the latest ep of GDS so much that Im ready to watch another drama for the first time in ages. And here is a sobbing Rosa. I may not make it long. I have my fast forward button and Im not afraid to use it.

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    Im only on ep 8 so I dont know if Min-ha and Seok-Hyeong get together but I certainly hope they dont. Her one sided crush/admiration of him as her Prof/mentor is adorable. But there is such a power imbalance if they start dating. Hes her Professor. Hes actually teaching her stuff. I already dont like Jeong Won and Gyeo Wul. He may not teach her but all of his friends do. That just hits me icky. But if Min-ha and Seok-Hyeong start dating in this ep hes ACTIVELY teaching her. And hes kind of a dick about it too. She thought that the husband would be upset if they removed the wifes uterus. And when Seok-Hyeong is explaining to the husband what happened during the surgery he mentions the uterus. But he does it like hes proving a point to her. Hes the Professor. He didnt need to do that.

    Yall. Why is this episode an HOUR and FIFTY minutes long? Thats insane. Thats it. Im taking a break.

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I love the relationship in GDS so much more than the leads in Chax3.

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Ok so. Im all caught up on The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim and I have questions.
1. Why isnt it over? This is the first thing in a month Ive watched (outside of B99 and Only Murders in the Building. Anyone else watching?) outside of the iswak watch and I settled in for a binge only to be told nooooo. Rude. Dont tell me no.
And 2. Why does the evil ghost listen to the evil principal when he chants the stupid spell but he doesnt listen to GDS or her grandma? Is it because they are both evil? Thats a dumb reason, honestly.
My favorite moment so far is ML whos name Ive forgotten sitting down to earnestly tell his new ghost friends about his crush to get some advice and they all dipped! Like….sorry teenage boychild. Were not here for ya angst!

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I took a sleeping pill at 9:30 as I havent slept well in several nights and I have the early shift in the morning. I was pacing and daydreaming as I like to do, listening to Keyshia Cole to fuel my daydream when in the shadows I saw a movement along the wall. I flicked the light switch on(I like pacing in the dark, a holdover from when I was young and had too many mirrors in my room and would catch sight of myself as I paced) and there along the wall was another freaking DINNER PLATE SIZED SPIDER. I went immediately to get the spider spray and sprayed all along every wall, window, seam, door, and corner in my house. Ive done all I can do.
And of course the sleeping pill is beginning to kick in and I feel like I have things crawling all over me.
Small spiders that stay in the corner dont bother me. Daddy Long Legs that stay in the corner dont bother me. Big fat spiders the size of DINNER PLATES I have ALL THE ISSUES IN THE LAND WITH.
Now Im going to have to sleep with all the lights on and carry the spider spray with me when I wake up 12 times during the night to go to the bathroom (my body is broken).
I am SO CRANKY right now.
Oh and tired.
There was this show that came on in the early 90s after Hermans Head. The only scene I remember is this: the guy moves out of his parents house into some garage and hes paying rent and he asks if theres spiders because hes deathly afraid of spiders and the shady landlord is all no friend no spiders here and the guy happily climbs into his bed (which was a little cot, with a gray blanket I think) and he rolls over so his back is to the camera/audience and there are just dozens of huge spiders on his back.
Thats going to be me. Oh my lands.

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Yall when will I get new saltnpaper and vromance music? Its a desert out here. Its been SO LONG. I need comebacks people!

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    I miss VROMANCE. I think some of the members are doing their military enlistment, so it might be a while.

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After I finally break down and use the ff button I am RUTHLESS. I think Personal Taste is maybe 1-2 eps too long and they rely WAY too heavily on the evil second lead, In-Hee.
At least Chang Ryul grew as a character (kind of–he does a lot of two steps forward seven steps back). They just doubled down on her being an evil villain for no reason at all.
And Gae-Ins fathers appearance in the second to last ep is something I can 100% do without. He barely knows his daughter he 100% doesnt know any of the players or her love interests and he storms in jumping to conclusions and all but promises her hand to Chang Ryul who–lest we forget–planned to marry the incredibly evil In-Hee without ever telling or breaking up with Gae-In! You sir are a pisspoor judge of character, a crappy dad, and a snappy dresser (but that doesnt excuse you).
And this noble idiocy business? Is NOT. O.K. grrr.

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A spider the size of a dinner plate was in my sink. A DINNER PLATES BEANIES! I obviously cant use my kitchen anymore. So…um. How do I live my life without a kitchen sink? I mean disposable plates and cups and utensils—no more dishes. But how do I cook anything? What about ice?

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I wish they would have found a way to utilize In-Hee other than as pure villain. After the first few eps her character had no purpose amd she just skulks around in the background twirling her mustache.

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    Ok. Gae In is a freaking idiot. Jin-Ho calls to ask where she is and instead of saying, CLEARLY, Im at the hospital with Chang Ryul. I told him to tell his dad to stop visiting me and as I was crossing the street a van came out of nowhere amd he dove in front of it to save me and hurt himself. Im waiting for him to wake up to leave.
    She hemmed and hawed amd just said Im Chang Ryul like Jin-Ho wasnt going to pissed?

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    I also love that they take the time to show how different Gae-In and Jin-Hos relationship is from her relationship with Chang Ryul.

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    And Jin-Hos moms reason for not accepting Gae In makes no sense.
    Chang Ryuls evil father worked together with some men and stole Jin-Hos fathers business and their house. 20 years later the jackass Chang Ryul started dating Gae-In and her best friend. Despite all of Chang Ryuls besy efforts to get back together with Gae-In she resisted and stood firm with Jin-Ho. Now his mol doesn’t like her because before she dated Jin-Ho she dated Chang Ryul? She keeps saying she doesn’t want to be connected with that family but girl how exactly do you think youll be connected to them if your kid dates her? It makes no sense!

    And here is snake like In-Hee honestly I dont get how no one has beat her bloody yet.

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I really love the sensitive way that they are treating Director Chois crush on Jin-Ho. Actually other than the first instance of gay stereotypes that was quickly shot down I think this drama has handled being gay with a level of respect that I wouldn’t expect from a kdrama. I love the subtle way that they show Gae-In and Young-Sun growing into being more respectful. YS was practically fetishizing BL and GI thought it was weird/unnatural at best and now they are both standing up for Jin-ho.
I also love both the emphasis on friendship and that well before any romance started the drama took the time to show that these two truly did become friends and then started falling for each other.
Yo. Yall. This is a really good drama. I either forgot that or thought that it was one of the dramas that I loved because I was a new drama watcher and everything was good. Everything was not good. This is, though.

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    This is one of my early dramas too, but for some reason I barely remember any of it. I feel like I was underwhelmed at the time? Or maybe the latter half annoyed me? I can’t remember. But now you make me want to give it a second shot.

    I do remember liking how well they treated the director’s crush on the male lead and loving the respectful way that story evolved.

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      Im really enjoying it. The main plot is well paced. My only issue is the villain. Her progression doesnt make sense. For 10 years she was best friends with the lead and her betrayal makes sense for the plot for the first half but the second half of the drama theres no real reason for her to do anything that she does but shes the driving force behind all of the plots. Nothing in the back half would have happened without her but everything that she does to set the back half up she does just to be a jerk. She f

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I think Gae-In is such a cool character. I love that she builds furnitire with power tools and has her own sense of style. Shes gotta be one of the coolest women in kdramas

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    LMHs wardrobe of DEEP scoop neck tshirt (leaving most of his upper chest visible) layered with a best and jacket is a bonafide LOOK. After 8 epa K dont know if ita a good or bad look I just know its a LOOK, child!
    Also Eun Chan just appeared in the drama as Ji-Hos ex and a few eps ago there was an ep that reminded me of Coffee Prince. The scene where EC and GY are driving down the highway after she agrees to work for him and shes standing up and bursts into a HORRIBLE rap about how shes getting money. Gae-In and Jin-Ho are driving down the highway and shes trying to teach him how to get angry and they are screaming. Similar vibes.

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    ah now I know which drama you are talking about. naturally.

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You guys I really like Personal Taste! I think I even like it more than I remembered. But let me tell you this I hate In Hee. She is SUCH a terrible person.
On the day of In Hees wedding Gae-In learns that In-Hee is marrying Gae-Ins longterm boyfriend. He broke up with Gae-In the night before his wedding to her BEST FRIEND. Gae-Ins other best friend was badmouthing In-Hee and the friends son turned on an intercom and broadcast everything the friend was saying as well as Gae-In shellshocked saying that In-Hee was marrying her boyfriend and she couldnt believe it after being friends for so long. in-Jee comes storming in “Youce ruined my wedding! Im not going to feel badly for what Ive done!” When the wedding busts up she shows up at Gae-Ins house (they were roommates. She was renting a room in Gae-Ins house) like she hasnt done something heinous. Here we are in ep 7 and shes just going out of her way to treat Gae-In like crap! Gae-In and In-Hee BOTH think that LMHs character is gay but In-Hee is going out of her way to try to seduce him. Why? She knows hes important to Gae-In so she wants to take him.
How has a house not fallen on this witch?

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    And DO NOT GET ME STARTED ON THE EX!! He had the nerve to ask Gae-In to pretend to be In-Hee because his mom is leaving the country and wanted to have a meal with her son and daughter in law! AND GAE IN WENT!
    Oh one more thing about how awful In-Hee is. Chang Ryuls father bought then an apartment to live in after they got married. After the wedding fell through she waltzed in and demanded that he leave! And whats worse he eventually gives in and gives the witch the apartment! She needs a hoise to fall on her not a free one to live in!

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    oh I loved it. and the mystery about the room below.
    especially that this show had characters start to take care of each other half unwittingly and without any declarations. true love is quiet and it shows in actions, not words. if you truly care, it is easier to do than say, because words cant express shit.

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Sometimes when watching dramas I imagine Eric as Park Do-Kyung from Another Ms Oh in his studio making sounds and wonder how certain sounds are made. How did they make the sound of Gae-in and Jin-ho eating popcorn? The windshield wipers wiping the rain? Grumbly diarrhea belly?

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    Me too. His job was really unique in Kdramas univers.

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    Me too! That was so interesting to learn about.

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    More often than not, when the sound of a woman walking with heels happens, I picture Eric walking in heels. LOL.

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    I do too. And not just with kdramas, but other tv shows and movies as well.

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    Yes. I do too. Ever since Miss Oh I’ve been more aware of sound effects. In The Great Shaolin you could even hear their panicked breathing. In the Imperial Coroner too – they sounded so immediate and (can you say?) vivid.

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Its so weird to see Son Yejin playing a nerdy kind of character!

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    What kind of awful friend is this? Right up until the night before her best friends wedding her best friend doesnt tell her that shea stolen her long term boyfriend and the awful friend is marrying her best friends long term boyfriend. Who does that!

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      Long term boyfriend also at fault but yes, she is The Worst.

      I almost want to watch Personal Taste again.

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        Oh he is absolutely part of the problem. They both suck. But that was her best friend for 10 years!

        You should watch it! Im almost done with ep 3 and its holding up way better than The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry did. There were some awkward gay stereotypes but the friend who isnt made of suck set her straight.(heh) and its fun to see these actors 11 years ago.

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          Maybe I will, it would be better than the logic defying cdrama I’m currently watching (She’s the One).

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        Hahaha I absolutely hated that actor (the long term boyfriend) for years after that.

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    She was so happy for her friends marriage that she made that witch a bed! And she ACCEPTED knowing that she was going to be sleeping with Gae-Ins man in it. She outta get smacked!

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    The friend (not the awful one) is really in to BL. When LMHs character was in his bedroom with a guy friend her ear was plastered to the door listening for every sound. I mean not that anyone could blame a person for wanting a peek at LMH but girl calm down!

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      I have never wanted to jump through time and space and punch a character in the head as much as I want to punch this girl! She is THE WORST! She comes strolling back into Gae-Ins house bold as friggi.n brass not to apologize but because she has nowhere else to go. And then she rubs it in Gae-Ins face that she stole the boyfriend and almost got married and finishes it off by saying that not only did the bf not love Gae-In no one has EVER loved her. And all I cam say is child you are standing next to a power saw. Take it to her bits. Any of em!

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    Kim In Hee is SUCH A HORRIBLE PERSON. She deliberately went after Gae-Ins boyfriend because Gae-In was so nice to her for 10 YEARS she wanted to know of she would let go of something its not possible to share? And her little smirk when the jealous child threw water on her? How come she hasnt been beaten up? She deserves it! A good ol’ 1-2 punch!

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After rewatching The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry I said to myself no. No more rewatches from my first few months as a dramawatcher. They dont hold up well. But they did a plug for Personal Taste and here I am like I dont even have work in the morning. And OMG its a baby Son Yejin from CLOY and Pretty (stupid) Noona! And Kim JiSuk with TERRIBLE facial hair! Look at all these pretty drama babies!

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