Beanie level: Errand boy

I feel like a traitor coming back like, but seeing old beanie friend’s posts motivated me to write this post. I admit it’s been months since I have had the chance to open Dramabeans. My «love» for dramas has not wavered. Instead, I found solace in the occasional use of twitter because the application felt more accessible to me.

SO, this year:

1. Loved Black Dog
Now, I must admit I don’t remember details of this drama. I just remember enjoying it at the time. It was my discovery of Seo Hyun-Jin, because I didn’t quite love her previous dramas. Strong Miseang vibes.
I guess it’s only default is that it’s forgettable.

2. LOVED Hi Bye Mama.
Y’all know I love sad-happy tear-jerkers. Loved the strong mom-oriented theme. And family.
For me, it was perfect at the time, despite its’ faults. (The show felt it was going in circles near the end, so I feel it could’ve been 14 episodes instead of 16). But not regrets. Loved it. I still go back and watch clips to relieve a bit of tension and cry.

OST Side note- In The Night – Parc Jae Jung *kiss noise* Masterpiece.

3. LOVED Into the Ring
NOW THAT’S HOW YOU WRITE A ROM-COM
Strong, cooky, quirky, smart, hilarious female lead. UGH I love you Goo-Sera.
PRAISE the three stooges and mouth spray dude. I need more of you.
Loved the female lead’s friends, parents and Gong-Myung.
That’s how we write a male lead.
And the plot was wacky and unpredictable.

Added to my list of favorite romcoms.

OST Side note – All the Way (Boramiyu), Until the Day (Minseo) *kiss noise* Masterpiece

4. Enjoyed Hospital Playlist
Fun fun fun fun fun fun fun.
Now that’s medical content I want. Yes.
OST — Complete OST * YES*

1. Finished It’s Okay not to be Okay
It wasn’t extraordinary but it had its moments.
It’s my discovery of Kim Soo Hyun — visuals WOW. Acting WOW
The most notable scene for me was when his hyung called him out for not wanting him alive. Now that’s acting.

OST Side note – I’m Your Psycho (Janet Suhh), In Your Time (Lee Su Hyun of AKDONG), Light Up Your World (Janet Suhh), Wake Up (Elaine). not *kiss* but still yes.

6. Record of Youth. Im just not vibing with it. The female lead feels like an after thought and
18 Again. It’s good. Except I know the plot. So I can’t fall in love with it and I simply don’t have the time.

7. Do You Like Brahms.
It’s good, except the female lead is losing too much confidence and I feel is too demanding on the male lead.
Also what? Kim Min Jae makes my heart flutter? oh no.

8. Do Do Sol Sol …
Does anyone use their brain? Then again, Shopping King Louie felt too over the top for me but I get it. Currently in the mood for a romcom so…

9. More Than Friends
So Male lead pissed me off at first. It felt too cruel the way he was selfist the female lead and kept giving her false hopes. But then she put her foot down. If we see her continue to be independent and their chemistry works for me… I might like this.

10. Itaewon Class
I couldn’t go on when the female lead kissed a drunk Park Seo Joon and accused the second female lead of doing the same.
Sometimes I have such random limitations but that was it for me.

OST Side note — in general the whole album is good, but Start (Gaho) *CHEF’S KISS* . Anything Sondia is winner

11. Mystic Pop Up Bar
Just fun. fun. fun.
That is all. Like yes watch, but also, you’re not missing out SO much if you miss it.

12. Crash Landing On You
I know it was super popular but I wasn’t able to finish it. Sorry. The plot turned in circles and lagged.

13. King Eternal Monarch.
What happened again? When it took more effort for me to watch it than not, I stopped. Come on drama, I don’t watch you to USE my brain, I do to NOT use my brain.

14. Romantic Dr Kim 2
Fun ride. Lol as a hospital clinical pharmacist I have too comments
Way over the top fun stuff (and yes, I have worked in trauma reanimation rooms)
and why is there no clinical pharmacist?

There are more but I am tired of writing and I don’t think anyone will read this.

Watching retroactively

1. Prison Playbook
Didn’t get to watch it while it was airing due to subbing delays. But it’s on Netflix and easily accessible.
This one is shooting up to be in my top 10. Or even top 5.
Quality stuff.

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    Welcome back! I’m pretty sure you’re going to like Prison Playbook.
    Black dog was on my list but it being the forgettable Misaeng doesn’t appeal much to me. I love Misaeng but I may just make inevitable comparisons hence I have avoided it.

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      Like I’m glad I watched it. And At the time, i was grateful for live watching it. But would I go out of my way to rewatch it? No.

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    JUICE.

    INTO THE RING WAS BEST (can you tell by my avatar?).

    Also, your affinity to Twitter is funny because I find it completely inappropriate for actual drama discussion. I got so frustrated I basically rage-quit the app.

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      That’s exactly it. I don’t have time to discuss anymore. Two jobs, three research projects, on top of a presentation per month, no time to “discuss”, only just dish and leave (*cries*). It’s more like a private diary no one reads. 😅

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    PRISON PLAYBOOK!!

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      YES. Just wonderful perfect yes

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        have u seen reply 1988??

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          I steer clear of the whole reply series. Because the second lead syndrome is strong and i dont want to root for the wrong guy. I have weird criteria.

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            i get it– i would really recommend r88 because of the friends and fam dynamic and how funny and heartwarming the show is, but if you will have SLS easily, probably stay away if you don’t want to get your heartbroken. imo, this show also gave me the worst SLS i’ve ever had (still not over it T_T), but it’s so warm and nice that i still love it.

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    I agree!!!

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      Oufffff YAY. So my drama likes and dislikes aren’t too out of the ordinary. Good

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    We agree on a lot of dramas. I loved Black Dog and Into the Ring too.

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    Welcome back! I myself got back a few months ago as I’ve finished residency! You’ll definitely love Prison playbook!!

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    The only good thing about Eternal PPL was Woo Do Hwan. If I hadn’t live watched to discuss it with other Beanies it would’ve been a quick fast forward to just his portions. I’m your opposite. I have less time and find myself here, but not watching as much. Oh, and welcome to the Kim Min Jae fan club!

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    Haven’t watched everything on the list or liked everything that you liked but most of our thoughts/likes match :).

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    Welcome back!

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Let us start another theme this month! How about we all talk about our insecurities? Or the drama character we hate the most and explain why?
Vote for the first or second option in the comments!

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    I think there are two theme of the months already on the fan wall right now. Ajhumma April and one about six words.

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      Let’s plan ahead for next month and do something, you know, kdrama-ish. “Drama character we hate most” could work.

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Never watched the drama. But this is one of best OSTs. Period. So much emotion to it. #MusicMarch

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So I\’m coauthoring an english scientific author and I sent it to french correctors for their opinion (my faculty is french). Their opinion is valued, but come on, please don\’t correct my english. Your corrected sentence doesn’t even make sense.

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It’s been a few days since I’ve last logged into Dramabeans and I’m realizing we have a new theme this month! #MusicMarch!
I guess my first post will be on the OST I can’t seem to grow out of :

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Congratulations Hi Bye Mama! I\’m completely devoted to you. Today\’s episode, juste like yesterday\’s was just as much a riot as it was sad. The husband\’s grief broke me down.

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    Lee Kyu-hyung is amazing in this. I mean, when was he not?

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Watched the first episode of Hi Bye Mama. LOVED IT. INSTANT crack. I switched from crying to laughing to crying again so many times in one episode. If you loved Go Back Couple, GO WATCH IT

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    It was really good! I was impressed by KTH.

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      I was as well. When I was done I said, ‘Huh, she was great’.

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        I’ve always thought KTH gets more flaknthen she deserves. But I have only seen her in Yong Pal besides this where she was good too so maybe that show was an improvement too but she IS good here.

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So Theme of the Month no longer exists on Dramabeans? I genuinely looked forward to them! Should I start my own blog to write mindless essays even though no one will read them ? Just thinking out loud

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    I wonder if they just do not have anyone who has the time to read and edit them.

    What do you think is a good march topic?

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      with the currently airing Itaewon Class, I think a good theme would be “Our double standards in hating kdrama characters”

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        I just went, “oooh”
        The discussion in the comments has been so intense already.
        Do you mean along gender lines?

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          I’m not really paying attention to the recaps, are people hating the women again? *sigh

          I will most definitely be chiming in on episode 5 recap though because I was very happily surprised that a kdrama went there, and did that, and so damn positively too. Lee Joo-young as Hyun-yi is fantastic.

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            Haven’t watched 5 yet. I tuned out of the comments when it was getting heated, but that was over age gaps I think.
            For me, it got to a point where it was like one of those old talk shows where groups of people just shout at each other.

            I found the women interesting in IC, the female character I am having a hard time with right now is on Never Twice. And I do hate on her.

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            In the case of Itaewon Class, so SooAh is getting so much hate for being ambiguous in her position but still liking the male lead.

            Yi-seo, who people are praising for being «bad-ass» tried to stop an intoxicated SooAh from kissing male lead (PSJ) -who btw was consenting- by saying there was no consent (but there was) and when she (Yi-seo) had kissed PSJ’s character herself while HE was unconscious and intoxicated. Double standards.

            Yi-seo seems to lack empathy and would have no problem hurting people (but she doesnt get hate because she decides to help PSJ) and Sooah ,who isn’t always in the clear, at least feels guilty about her actions. Idk Im just…. ugh

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      Theme of the Year could be “How to fund dramabeans”

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    I’d read them.

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      pfftttt you are always so kind I’d say you’Re biased

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In today’s news, I’m just embarrassed and stressed and oh god I hate it. That is all

Love,
I need a super deep hole,
February.

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    Oh! Some days are meant to be thrown in the garbage. Hope tomorrow’s day is better.

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    Hoping that tomorrow is a much, much better day for you!

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I felt like a drama heroine last month.

Being a new resident in a new hospital, I started out my month trying to prove myself and work the best I could. But life isn’t easy and for some reason there always seems to be something more to add on my plate.

On january 6th, first day of residency, I helped move my grandmother to a new long term health hospice. Context: my grandma has alzheimer’s and we were waiting to move her from a private hospice to a better hospice that could take better care of her, considering how advanced her dementia is.
I drove back and forth in between the hospital ward and the new hospice that week to make my grandma was doing ok. And she was… Except she passed away a week later.

And then my mom who was just diagnosed with breast cancer (to have a surgery that week) broke down from this. I tried to stay brave for her and I still havent properly grieved. But life is like that sometimes. Despite my private struggles, I came home late and made sure to go above and beyond and finish all my readings, all the while juggling an article I needed to publish, a project I needed to present to the internal medicine doctors and a project for my masters program. (way to go teammates — y’all let me down. It’s always me who does the work.)

Onto my 3rd week of my rotation, my new supervisor is a young man who graduated maybe two-three years ago.

He starts criticizing me for EVERY SINGLE thing. and contradicting himself on his comments towards me.
It starts to get ridiculous. «Why don’t you ask me any questions? You’re here to learn.» or «It’s a bit offensive to me that you’re trying to be independent without consulting me.»
I say: I’m really sorry, it’s hard on me to smile after receiving comments on how to fix myself. I’m taking in your comments and Ill bounce back in 5-10minutes.
I say: I’m sorry I was told to research my questions before asking my supervisors and to only ask if I don’t know the answer.
I say: But I consult you for any modification I’d like to do. However, I’ll slow down a bit and let you know more (But How though lol?)

Some comments are really personal like: «Smile more» «Why aren’t you more optimistic?» «Don’t lie to me, I know you didn’t do the reading» (i did though so I feel hurt and defensive). All I can do i justify myself and say it’s not true and I can prove it.
And the last one that particularly hurt me: «You have a bit of an attitude problem. I feel like I need to initiate conversations. You’re a resident and you need to be more open and sharing with me»

It shocked me. I have NEVER lied. And I’m hurt and offended. I apologized and said I hadn’t noticed and I thought I was completely transparent with him.

First time I have ever dealt with such an issue and I admit it broke my confidence and left me feeling empty and confused and I just don’t know how to fix it.

What’s left is to take all this with a grain of salt and move on. I am strong.

Love, February.

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    Also, he did make me cry several times and I tried my best to hide it but I couldn’t just once. I hate myself for it but it’s ok. I’m strong and I’ve got this.

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      I cry when I’m really angry. The alternative would be to kick him (which I did once when I was four).

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      First. I love and admire how strong you are. Your confidence in this post is just shining. I’m sorry that you’re boss is being a jerk. I’m sorry about your grandma, goodness those two things are tough enough. And then add in a sick parent? You are tough.

      I’m going to leave you with my favorite, “life is too freaking hard, thanks” song.
      Mr. Rogers, Daniel the Tiger and Lady Aberlin singing about Mistakes. I listen to this song, specifically for the line, “I’m not supposed to be scared, Am I? Sometimes I cry and sometimes I shake, wondering isnt it true that the strong never break?”
      https://youtu.be/x6XAP_VThhk
      The strong do break. But what makes them strong is what happens after. The strong get up and keep on going. You are awesome.

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        Wow isa thank you so much! You think im confident? This message gives me so much strength.

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Also, wishing your mother well.

    In regards to your supervisor it may be because he is so new and doesnt know how to supervise. I’m not in that field but some of those comments sound like he is crossing a professional line.

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      I think it IS because he is new. I wont see him again for a while anyway. It’ll help me change the sur and recompose myself

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    Yuck, what a big bully that guy is 🙁 It’s really hard to work for a toxic supervisor. I had a boss who said it made his day every time he could make me cry. I’m sorry you have run into one of these butt heads. Do you get to evaluate him at some point 😈?
    I’m sorry about your grandma and your Mom’s health, I hope she will have successful and not to stressful treatment soon.

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      Pretty sure he had a power trip with every comment he said to make me «better». He wasn’t horrible, but then he was. It’s hard to describe it. I have a feeling I’m biased but also I’m sorry but he could’ve been kinder.
      Thank you for the kind wishes in regards to my family <3

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    Yes, you are strong. I would gladly lighten your plate, but I am in no position to help, so I will send all the good vibes I have instead.🤞 Hang in there! ❤️

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      thank you so much! <3 Just having someone admit it's a lot to take in is a big weight off my shoulders.

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    Goodness that’s a lot.

    First, I’m sorry about your grandma. Second, I hope your mother’s surgery and treatment go smoothly and her recovery is as easy and quick as possible. Third, would you like me to send out some errand boys to teach your new supervisor some mentoring and being a decent human being skills?

    Is he aware of your recent loss and your mother’s illness? Because those things on top of the stress of school and work are just plain too damn much, and no one should judge you for crying. *Hugs*

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      Errand Boy reports to duty, M’am!

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      He was aware. and I was transparent with him whenever I felt like he was too hard on me. But he persisted. And was condescending.

      To be clear, I cried because of his comments. He said something like at some point: «I’m disappointed that you don’t know it. You should know it, you’re speaking like a student.» And it felt offensive and hurtful. It’s the little things like that hurt me the most because of the effort I put into my work.

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        That’s a horrible comment to make. Firstly, is it bad to be behaving like a student? What I infer from my context is that you are finding out something you don’t know, and if he is referring to this openness to learning as “studentlike”, I fail to see why he thinks it’s an insult.

        Secondly… isn’t he expecting you to ask him questions, meaning he expects you not to know certain things? So why is he spinning 180 degrees to criticise you for not knowing some things?

        I’ve dealt with two cases of toxic co-workers/ superiors before, and unfortunately your supervisor shows similar patterns of behaviour. I don’t know if you can afford to leave this position, but if you must stay, it’s important to remember that you are doing nothing wrong. I don’t mean you aren’t making mistakes, but that you are new, you are working hard, you are open to learning.

        He may be gaslighting you into feeling you are not good enough to gain a sense of control and power, or to mask his own insecurities. These kinds of people often target others they perceive are more emotionally vulnerable (as you may be, given what a difficult time you are going through right now). Because emotionally vulnerable people are more likely to doubt themselves, and thus less likely to resist being manipulated. If you can, Google and read articles about toxic bosses and gaslighting. I found that helpful in managing my situation.

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          Sorry, typo in the first paragraph! I meant your context, not mine.

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          I am SO googling it later on. But for now, all your messages give me strength to move on. I forgot just how therapeutic dramabeans and beanies are!
          What you say is exactly what happened and it makes me feel like im not crazy or biased and gives me enlightenment. I appreciate it so much.

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            I think that’s the thing about people like that—they have the power to mess with your emotions and make you doubt yourself, even if rationally you register that your perceptions are different from the opinions they assert.

            I have a pretty healthy level of self-esteem, and a very clear perspective on people and situations. And yet the toxic co-workers/ bosses I had made me wonder if they were right and there was something I wasn’t seeing. I was lucky to have other kind and understanding colleagues who told me straight up that I was doing perfectly fine, and I really needed to hear that.

            So in sum, I guess I’m passing on the kindness they showed me (: Hang in there!

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    I’m really sorry for your loss. May the inner light of your grandmother shine forever in your life.
    I hope your mother recovers smoothly from surgery and treatment. I know you didn’t have time to properly grieve your grandmother, but your mum needs you so much. Stay strong for her, and smile and love her, fill her time with laughs, gossips or whatever, just don’t let her think about her illness. I’m telling you this, because I’ve been there and I played the clown for three years with my mum when she was diagnosed. Hardest days in my life, also the ones I loved the most.
    Regarding your bully supervisor, he obviously doesn’t know how to deal with people, and what is that “smile”thing? He is patronizing you, as if your were a baby who doesn’t know her job. Stay strong. You are strong. And strong people cry. Everytime they want. That makes them stronger.

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      That is such a lovely saying. My grandma was the brightest of souls even in her worst state of dementia.
      I’m trying so hard to be there for my mom, she’s tougher than me and I seriously dont know how she does it.

      ALSO THATS PRECISELY THE WORD «patronizing». It such a pet peeve of mine. It’s offensive. I’m no baby. I’m not stupid.

      You are so so so so so right. Thank you.

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    My condolences for your loss. My mom had breast cancer too and I took a month off work to take care of her when she had her surgery. I am grateful for a super understanding bosses back then who let me do that.

    I can imagine how much harder it is for you to deal with all of these. Be strong. My mom is all better now. It’s been more than 10 years and she’s doing fine. Hope the same goes for your mom.

    I am also sorry that you have a difficult boss. I am not familiar with the medical field, so I am not sure what you can do to get out of this situation. Wish you all the best. Fighting!

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      My strategy i honesty, picking and choosing comments and moving on just like any other field. I’m a healthcare professional too and while I have less experience, I am not less human.

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        Sounds good. I am thinking more of like changing department or changing company (I’ve done that before). But it’s probably not possible in your case.

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    Oh my gracious. I’ve missed seeing you around, but it sounds like there was good reason. I’m wondering if there is anyone else on your chain of command you could go to, or maybe even outside it to get an idea of your boss is like this just to you or everyone? If it’s just you, there may be something else afoot. I don’t want to say discrimination, but yet, I’ve just said it. Good luck and continue being strong, you’ve got this.

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      I spoke to other people who had him and apparently he’s kinda intense with everyone (?) but I think I had the worst experience. I honestly think it’s a bit of a power issue.
      It can’t be a discrimination thing but more like a reverse discrimination in my situation. We are of similar origins, so he maybe felt comfortable being so harsh on me.
      Thank you for worrying about me!

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    I’m so sorry about your grandmother. I’ll keep your mom, and you, in my thoughts and keep wishing for her full recovery and good health.

    I agree with Ally about the boss. Is there an HR department that has rules about this type of treatment? I think I’ve perfected a glare for men who tell women to smile. I’d be happy to try it out on him.

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      HAHAHAHAHAHA i dont think i glared at him when he said it but i was hurt and then incredulous by what he said. It’s text book what should NOT be said. I dont think hed say it to a guy would he?

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    I’m sorry about your grandma, and your mom. It’s the hardest job to be a caregiver in situations like these. I hope you have the time and the opportunity to grieve your loss properly soon.

    I’m saying this because I’m older than you and I’ve probably worked at a lot more places than you — your supervisor is NOT normal, and what he says is NOT ok. As much as you can, avoid him, ignore as much as you can of the crap he’s dishing out, learn as much medicine as you can from him, and then move on when it’s thankfully time. Try not to take the stuff he says to heart, and for goodness sake don’t try to change yourself because of what he says. You’re fine the way you are, HE’s the one who needs to change.

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      THANK YOU UNNI❤️❤️❤️❤️ My mum and friends told me the same thing but it’s hard to stomach sometimes. I kinda get it now when kdrama heroines just take it in without reacting for a while. Im not about to start a revolution (also get it now on tv when they dont) but i can stay strong and pick and choose what needs to be said. He put me a minus on my evaluation (geez what an asshole i literally did nothing wrong) but i passed and thats what’s important.

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        Sometimes (rarely) men like this get less judgmental as they see you work and realize you’re good at what you do and that you’re well prepared. I’m hoping that’s the case here (full disclosure, I lean heavily toward optimism most of the time).

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Let\’s get something straight. Chocolate is horribly cheesy and tropey at times (melo tropes). The writing sometimes feels too expository or fan fictiony. But Episode 12, the ending – that REVEAL- was just everything. THIS is why I kept going (also Lee Jun is way too interesting).

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    When the show slows down and stops throwing one trauma or tragedy after another at the leads, it’s actually pretty good. Kang…..he better be smiling at the very end of episode 16 or I’m gonna flip a table.

    Lee Jun IS interesting.

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      shall we be ready to flip a bigger table if by any chance we dont get a happily smiling Kang by the end…
      PS i am loving this drama sooo very much. and epi 11 n 12 were oh so good and those Closeup were everything for me.

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      I love that affirmation «Lee Jun is interesting». Like seriously he carries the show when Kang and FL are not being stupid.

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    Lol. You’re so right. The actors’ performance are carrying it. I think they’re nailing every minute emotion on screen.

    The Reveal was really good. I loved that they went back to the place where it all started.

    I’m liking Joon’s character transformation too. He’s so different now from what was shown in the beginning.

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    Can you explain? I haven’t gone past ep 6 but I think the reveal is about her being that girl who ate at his restaurant? If that is true what is even the big deal about it? Despite all the terrible cheesiness this is what annoyed me the most in Chocolate, making that 5 min event like a big thing. I think heavy melo can be good sometimes, but this is the cheapest heavy melo possible, and still I keep wanting to give it more chances because people say it’s nice. I also like Lee Jun, he was a decent character.

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      it’s just what you said. i don’t think you need to continue watching because I’ve dropped and picked up this show twenty times already and probably won’t finish it. I fast forward a lot. However, just watch the last 2-3 min of episode 12 and you’ll know what I mean. The reveal was just good.

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        Probably good advice! I disliked the stories of all secondary characters except Jun.

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I\’m getting Misaeng vibes from Black Dog! I\’m so happy!!

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    Really? I avoid prosecutor dramas to every extent but trust LSK’s choices. This adds a little hope. I wish the episodic procedurals don’t bore me.

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      Black Dog is the teacher drama, and it completely moved me in the first two episodes. As for LSKs drama, till now the only word I have is fresh. It’s funny. LSK has a charismatic presence on screen and Im curious to see what it has in store. It has episodic trials but not quite.

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        Oh lol! I just checked, I mixed it with War of Prosecutors. Well Black Dog wasn’t on my radar because of it being a high school drama but I am glad I made this mistake. I’ll probably check it out now.

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          lemme know what you think! it’s less school drama and more workplace that just so happens to be school drama.

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    I said the same thing! So far it’s giving me exactly what I needed from a drama at this moment in time. I’m cautiously optimistic!

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First impression of Diary of a prosecutor: this show is fresh. Our favorite ahjussi has done it again

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Should Lee Do Hwa sipping coffee be my new profile picture ? It’s a whole freaking mood and I’m living for it.

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Some beanies got me hooked on Never Twice and now I\’m waiting for the subs for the new episodes… (Hyun Bin who? lol) When do the subs usually come out?

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    I’m about to sign up for Kocowa because the waiting is too difficult.

    I need to see that date.

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      Worth it! Lol. Jealousy has started to nudge him in her direction. Our ship is about to sail.

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        As much as I want the ship to sail, she did just lose her husband and have a baby not very long ago. I want her to have time to properly heal. This is one instance where I would not be upset with a time skip.

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While I feel like there was no stand out best drama this year, dreamland killed it with their OSTs this year.

I decided to compile up a list of my favorite OST of this year. These songs are NOT based on my favorite dramas of the year. Some of these I haven’t even watched or finished. In a non specific order:

1. We All Lie (iconic – although non kdrama viewers wont get it, this song is a meme in itself)
2. Any song from the Hotel Del Luna OST (but if you I HAVE to choose one or two it’d be: Goodbye by Paul Kim or Can You See My Heart by Heize) The whole OST is still on repeat on my playlist. This drama goes down in my list to having one of the best all around soundtracks along with Goblin, While You Were Sleeping, Cheese in the Trap (etc etc)
3. A story I couldn’t see by Jannabi. It tells a beautiful story on its own and it made me discover Jannabi <3
4. First love by Sondia (Honorable mention: The Story that Has Never Been Told by Sondia (Sondia just killed it this year) There’s something tragic and beautiful that makes me smile and cry and want to look out the window with this song. It’s still on repeat and might be up with my all-time favorite song OSTs.
5. Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers by Jang Boom June (I realize there are many versions of the song but I’m sticking to the classic that made me laugh and yet still moves me).
6. Smell By Nam Young Joo (Be Melodramatic’s Special OST). This song made me laugh at first and now makes me want to jump around and sing to it without embarrassment. WINNER. (Honorable Mention : Slow Pace by Nam Young Too and Yun Jion, also in the Be Melo’s Special OST.
7. In general Angel’s last mission: Love’s OST was solid. If I had to choose one maybe Stay O.When ? Or maybe the english version featuring Hodge? I’ll maybe regret my choice later, but yep great OST in general. (disappointing drama tho)
8. Our Story by One Sung Woo. I feel it describes innocent love and moves me every time I listen to it. It’s neat and clean and ugh love it.
9. Never-ending Story By Stray Kids (Another Extraordinary You song? Im sorry, but guys this one is good).
10. Take by Jus2. catchy, addicting. Loved it from the first second I heard it.
11. Always Be Here by Jung Jin Woo. Chocolate is shaping up to have a great soundtrack (I can’t vouch for the plot though haha)

Did I miss any songs? I’d like to hear opinions!

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    -We All Lie – YES.

    -Hotel del Luna – great songs, but my favourite is Done For Me. It’s so good.

    -Angel’s Last Mission: Love – awesome OST collection. I can’t decide which is my most favourite Oh My Angel or Stay or Pray. Maybe Pray cuz that took the longest to come out and I waited forever.

    -Not sure if you have seen Moment at Eighteen but Christopher’s Moment was so so so good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEcNhCfdpTY&t=14s

    -Not so popular but I really liked Search WWW opening credit. So upbeat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83McdMj9m1U

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      I actually like Our Story better than Christophers Moment! From the two thirds of At Eighteen that I did see, that song moved me more (but yeah moment is definitely a strong contender). As for Done for Me, YES! But did it pull on my heart strings like can you see my heart? Nope, but still on repeat non stop. I struggled with those songs too for angels last mission. Im so glad im in the same park range for all the songs as you! Such a strong year in OST

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      Search: www opening is by Elaine, Search. And Undecided in Melo is my Nature, by Shin In Ryu. Like those a lot! The Shampoo always brings a smile to my face now, and, of course, the Fart Song, because I am a toddler 😋

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    I only know we all lie from the list above. I didn’t watch the other dramas 😅.

    I like Tick Tock from Perfume. It was played at the right moments in the show. So many feeellllsss. It was the song during Yi Do and Jae Hee’s (Ha Jae Suk) first encounter after 29 years.

    🎶shine on my way, I’ve come through the wrong way🎶
    https://youtu.be/RRKStwoXY_A

    Perfume had a whooping 16 osts! My other favourite is EXID’s Solji: To The Touch.
    https://youtu.be/pAvGPj8ShAQ

    I like Sondia songs foe Devil. The show was a mess but the songs were good.

    My introduction to Jannabi was this TLE fan MV. Hahahaha 🤣. I like their sound.
    https://youtu.be/QFvxLphun84

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      I did listen to perfumes OST but they didnt make my final cut (ofc it’s just my opinion which is based on nothing). Tick tock was catchy!

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        Ahaha. Totally understandable Jus. I like Perfume so much I remember the song most, actually I remember a lot of things from the drama thanks to my random rewatches 😆.

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    I don’t know we all Lie 🙊
    From EY i really liked My Beauty by VeriVery & although it was distracting as hell the ost from One Spring Night is one of my faves now 😂

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    My Country’s OST felt a bit distracting at first, but then I felt that it really elevated the scenes

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    SKY CASTLE WOOP

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    From Hotel Del Suna, I have to say that Taeyeon’s All About You is my favorite. It is just so beautiful and haunting. I’ve heard it covered several times but no one does it as well as Taeyeon, especially when sung live.

    Moment at 18 also has a lot of great songs but a particular fave is OSW’s Our Story. It just captures that coming of age vibe so well.

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      Its so close for me between All About You and Can you see my heart! and Our Story <3

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This Beanie is 24!

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Assessment of Chocolate Ep1: a bit over-the-top melo. As in, yes it\’s sad, but sooo many sad things at once? and so unlikely? And some lines don\’t feel organic. It\’s the script. But the OST was killer, and both our leads’ acting was great.

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    I didn’t mind it as I was expecting tears ( I knew I should not have gotten attached to Min seong) but I will say this, I am already sick of Cha young’s brother and it is only 2 episodes. I wish she would have tossed him in the ocean, got on her bike and moved on.

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      He’s super annoying. Is this supposed to be the humor that lightens it up? I hope they tone him down and find him a job.

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        Yea totally not into him… But the male lead’s family.. Grrr.. 🤬🤬🤬.. How can they be Doctors with no shred of compassion between them is beyond me

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          I’ve met healthcare professionals without compassion like that. It’s sad. But It’s a defence mechanism as well. (well not in the family’s case).

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            see i get staying objectively clear from a professional stand point…but the level of inhuman behaviour they have shown….like having wine when a child is crying for his mom…like wtf??…also the way they were saying having their son treat the actor patient,,, unless the patient is about to die then someone else can do it..like did they take the oath or not???

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            That’s why i called this drama over-the-top. And I like over-the-top when the drama acknowledges it (example Graceful Family, The Last Empress). But this show is supposed to be real. and that’S just way evil.

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    Knowing the screenwriter (I’m Sorry I Love, Uncontrollably Fond) I wasn’t even surprised 😂 Starting next week, we will spend more time on the leads since the premiere quickly laid the basis for their relationship.

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    Not sure I’m going to last with this one.

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I\’ve been feeling down lately so on a whim, I decided to rewatch a random episode of Laughter in Waikiki. I\’m dying. This show was hilarious.

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