Beanie level: Noble idiot

[Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung] – Historians with their fight mode switched on haha

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    It’s like every American team sports movie where the underdogs subvert expectation by leaving aside their differences and banding together to win, win, win.

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      I have to say that finding them at the center of the episode was really and surprisingly entertaining ^^

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    “The tears that protect history” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    (I didn’t mean that emoji to read like a pun, but lololololol)

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[Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung] – I am loving this eunuch haha

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[He is Psychometric] – I’ll just drop this here, just for sharing, because these scene made me giggle and I am really enjoying this show so far.

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Go back in time with music – Pasta, “Lucky Day” by Every Single Day

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[Reach of Sincerity] – or Love is a painful law haha

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Go back in time with music – My Lovely Samsoon, “She is” by Clazziquai

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    My introduction to Clazziquai Project!!!

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      What do you mean? ^^

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        My Name is Kim Samsoon and this song introduced me to their music. It was the first song I heard from them. I love Clazziquai!

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          I see and I can understand why. I always thought that this song was quite a powerful element of the drama.

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    Such a beautiful song! After almost ten years I still listen to it. It brings back all the good feelings from watching MNIKSS. I love Alex.

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    One of the best and relevant ost. Stil listen to it till date.

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[Reach of Sincerity] – When Pasta means so much more that it becomes cute and funny…

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Each time I watch a legal drama, I cannot help but think about LU’s biscuit. We are, indeed, conditioned by our environment when we encounter symbols.

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Random revelation while rewatching Healer after Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo. Jung-hoo’s dad is the same actor playing Joon-hyung’s best friend and Young-shin’s boss is Joon-hyung’s shrink. :O

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[Kingdom] – Spooky and high quality directing, I am totally on board after only one episode!

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I just binge-watched Woohoo Waikiki and now I want a tee-shirt with “gwaenchanha, gwaenchanha” written on it. Just thinking about it, I can’t stop laughing.

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    The show was soooo good. (I read Gwaenchanha Gwaenchanha in the same tone that it was said in the drama hahaha) Although I’m disappointed by one of the actors…. The one who plays the character in glasses was arrested for DUI’s and other stuff…. *sigh*

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      Haha that’s it! If you heard it once, you can’t read it without thinking of Joon-Ki! Oh and yeah, I read about it here, on one of the article saying that it may have a season 2 – woohoo!, it’s a shame at different levels πŸ™

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I just watched My ID is Gangnam Beauty and it was nice, quite charming, with strong subjects but I feel like something was missing to be great. Not for the main couple but for the side characters…

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    I’m on ep 12 – so haven’t quite finished yet. I thought the first 7 or 8 episodes were really great – discussing important subjects and really doing something different from other dramas. And now… it seems to have run out of plot a bit? At least all the things that made this drama different in the beginning have come to an end.

    The only reason I’m still watching is because the leads are cute and nice characters. But then, so are the main characters in a lot of other dramas…

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      I think it was the same for me. Till around ep 12, it was really great but then it was kind of lacking something, like they didn’t dare go too far on some subjects (and yet it would have been so interesting!). And, except for one or two, I am not quite satisfied with the closure of the side characters but let’s talk about it when you are done @cloggie ^^

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        That’s a good reason for me to make sure I finish it XD

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        @juti04 – I finished it!

        I think I liked the ending. I was worried that they would ‘force’ some of the side characters together, but luckily they didn’t, and I was very happy with Tae-hee and Tae-young not getting back together. Her line that some guys are better as friends than boyfriends was ace.

        Even though I didn’t really like the Sua stalking storyline, I was glad that at least she ended up with some counselling which seemed deeply needed.

        What did you think?

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          I find the ending simple but appropriate for our main couple and I also feel the same about Tae-hee, her choice made her stand out quite prettily indeed. But I think that there are still things missing for it to be completly satisfying… and I have so many questions like was Kyung-seok’s mom just randomly here that night on the bridge? Is it going to stay between the two women? Is there really no decent guy except for Kyung-seok and Woo-young? Is Hyun-jung getting over her love for Woo-young? Isn’t she going to say anything? And what about Jung-boon and Kyung-seok’s friend?
          The stalker thing wasn’t particularly interesting regarding Sua even if there was something to be done with theme of the body and its objectification through stolen pictures. For Sua, I wished there were more personal developments about this idea of faking and giving herself “rules” (being pretty, not to intelligent… etc). Her story wasn’t that strong and it seems to me that Tae-hee had a greater impact by refusing Tae-young than Sua… As you can see, I have so much to say about this x)

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            No, I agree, Sua’s story really wasn’t strong and I never find it that satisfying when you get the childhood sob story to explain pretty unforgivable manipulative behaviour.

            I didn’t mind that we didn’t get clear-cut answers for all the characters. I liked that final conversation between Woo-young and Hyun-jung because it was really bittersweet. He’s looking for a girl to ‘fall in love with at first sight’ (and so can’t see the nice girl in front of his face) and she’s never going to say anything until she’s 90% sure he feels the same. So it’s sad for her but it seems those two will never get together and that was okay by me.

            I thought there were some other decent guys in the drama – I liked the barman mate of Kyung-seok (and it was hilarious when he showed Jung-boon the family business) and I thought that the guy with the crush on Sua (the one who deleted the photos) wasn’t all that bad either. Just misguided.

            I think I adjusted my expectations of what this drama was trying to do halfway through the run. It wasn’t as great as it could have been but it was enjoyable enough and I’m glad I watched it.

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            @cloggie I guess you are right about Woo-young and Hyun-jung but it still gave me the feeling that something isn’t finish here maybe because we didn’t get any strong scenes with Hyun-jung moving on. Only seeing Hyun-jung coming back from an arranged date didn’t seem to do her enough justice. I thought it seems clearer for Woo-young when he refused to go meet the girl introduced to him, saying he wanted love at first sight.
            Maybe I was a bit harsh about the decent guys but it seems to me that the drama didn’t give a good image of them or at least a redeem one (especially for the sunbaes). I was so disapointed with Tae-young for example… I have the feeling that, for the most of it, they didn’t learn and sincerely evolved by themselves. I don’t know how to say it in a clearer way, sorry…
            Well, I think I didn’t adjust my expectations like you did haha that’s why, while I really enjoyed this drama, I still think that there was space for it to go a little bit further. A modest regret if I may say ^^

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[Thirty but seventeen] – Here an odd but quite true summary of Gong Woo-jin’s story, this shy and clumsy – and yet still cute – dork.

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[Thirty but seventeen] – a new kind of wisdom “by Jennifer”

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[Thirty but seventeen] – Seo Ri or how lovely and funny a scatterbrain can be!

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[Thirty but seventeen] – A good story is also about how the side characters take up the little space given to them and conquer the spectator’s affection

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[Thirty but seventeen] – The ones who nag but stay faithful are the best friends ever in dramaland – well, the funniest at least.

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Didn’t know what to watch, so I’m rewatching Shopping King Louis on Netflix. I must say I definitely like cute and hilarious drama.

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    Me too. Do you like Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Chief Kim, Thirty but Seventeen, Suspicious Partner, and What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim as well?

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      I love Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo ! For the rest, I wanted to watch Suspicious Partner, and What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim but someone told me they were not that good so I didn’t dare to start fearing I’d be disapointed…

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        What made them say that those dramas were bad? I take it you haven’t heard about the other two then?

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          Don’t know precisely, just that the beginning was good but not the last episodes… And, yes, I don’t know the other two. Which one would you recommand?

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            I’d recommend both Chief Kim (accounting has never been so hilarious and engaging!) and Thirty but Seventeen (super sweet and poignant!).

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            I adore WWWSK. The ending was pretty good actually. Some people found that it dragged a bit coming to the end and could have been a 14 eps drama instead of 16. I can see where they’re coming from, but I liked the extra screen time I got for my OTP. To me the drama made sense, the two leads had chemistry, and it had some funny moments.

            Suspicious Partner had a good few issues well, so I would say that of all the dramas I listed, this could be the most skippable one. For all its faults, I do still adore the drama though.

            Chief Kim has a lot of heart! It has some pretty funny moments, and some not–because I don’t always appreciate Korean humor. Junho absolutely killed it in this. I didn’t know who he was at the time and I swore he was a veteran actor. I doesn’t have a love story as part of the main focus like the others on that list, but, it’s still very much worth it.

            30 but 17 is adorable. It might be the closest to WFKBJ based on the aforementioned dramas.

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        I agree Suspicious Partner wasn’t that great. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim was pretty good. I haven’t seen Chief Kim although I’ve heard really good things about.
        30 but 17 is one of my favorite dramas from last year! Go watch it! It’s sweet and heartwarming.

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      – Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo one of my fav’ drama <3
      – Chief Kim one of my fav' drama <3 (best bromance couple)
      – Thirty but Seventeen : haven't watched it
      – Suspicious Partner dragged in the 2nd half, the baddie was interesting at least
      – What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim : boring , full of cliche, dropped near ep6 or 7 don't remember

      Won't comment any further, to each their own, as long as we enjoy watching dramas ^^

      @ Juti you can check To.Jenny (2ep), Splash Splash love (2ep), Speedy scandal (it's a movie)

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        I watched Splash splash love and I really liked it. Kim Seul‑gi is amazing, I watched SSL because of her, because I loved her in Oh my ghostess! I don’t know To.Jenny and Speedy scandal… I just briefly check To.Jenny. It’s about music, right?

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          To.Jenny features an aspiring singer so yeah it’s about music ^^

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[The Undateables] – words of wisdom from episode 4

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[Dramas and Food] – It made me think of sweet Hyun-seok and spicy ddukboki.

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    Not long ago, I rewtached some episodes of Second time twenty years old….Loved the actors in the drama…

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