Beanie level: Water maid

I just read through the recap of Reply 1988 episode 18 and found almost 800 comments. Just so you know, it’s the episode Jung-hwan fake confessed his feelings for Deuk-sun. Right now, I don’t know which team I stand for, because what is the use of standing for a team who did not win at the end? 😫 But how much I did love Jung-hwan! He was the most cutest marshmallow I have ever watched.

Surprisingly, I don’t think Team Jung-hwan has healed off the trauma, have we? I have not and decided to relive the beautiful pain I felt for a character whose heart I shared.

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    still have a Jung-hwan- sized hole in my heart.

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    I went into reply fully knowing the end-game and the shipping wars, and becos i love PBG I didn’t really mind. As the story progressed tho, i flip-flopped between the two and maybe rooted for JH a bit more. To me, that fake confession was the worst thing ever! Not only did he not get the girl, he never even got to tell her his true feelings even once. That’s just sad.. so I don’t like that scene.

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      I dreaded watching that scene again. It was painful. Something tells me Deuk-sun knew he was sincere during that confession.

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        I think she knew, too, and that’s why she had that frozen look on her face. I liked how they juxtaposed the scene of Jung-bong waiting at the coffee shop and looking up each time the bell on the door chimed because he was eagerly anticipating the arrival of his date and how they showed Deuk-sun looking at the door each time it chimed (even during Jung-hwan’s confession) to show that her mind was occupied eagerly awaiting the arrival of Teak. I used to hurt more for Jung-hwan. I love his character, but we get to see so much more of his heart than Deuk-sun does. I keep thinking that if he’d been nicer to her to taken the chance to be softer with her in the car ride together on the way to meet the others at the bar, I would have felt worse for him. There they are, just the two of them, talking about old times and favorite music… he could have been sweet to her, but instead he is harsh and corrects her constantly. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to spend my life married to someone who picks on every little thing and can’t be soft with me. She doesn’t know how sweet he is with is mom, because he never let her see that side of himself.

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      sometimes misunderstandings can be such a boon..
      when i watched this series, it had just ended its run. And, i knew that there is a “who’s the husband” game in this as well.

      In the drama, this is what was happening… DS liked SW, had a crush on him, got rejected, moved onto JH.. had a crush on him.. looked like got rejected.. I honestly thought she would keep going through these cycles with each one of the four friends 😛

      While the clues in ep 1-3 were fairly obvious (in my view), i had all the more reasons to believe that twist ending means genuine twist ending – until ep 2/3 my very real fear was that the end game is her and the fourth friend (with specs, tutor’s child, the singer )… ha ha.. so i was quite grounded in terms of no matter whom she ends with

      ( lucky for me my guess was right)

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    Still sore

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    I find comfort that RJY and Hyeri are together irl 😅 buuut that does not lessen the pain I felt for Junghwan

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      I heard others said it did, but I was more attached to them in the drama than IRL. Their characters was so fleshed out that there’s absolutely no way you won’t feel something for them.

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    Still in deep, agonizing pain over that scene. And Jung-hwan’s character in general.

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    Major healing happened when real life story broke out 😛

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      Lucky for you, you got your healing. If I had, I wouldn’t have posted this here. I’m still bleeding 😫

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It’s been long since I’ve posted on my fan wall. I hope your day went well?

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Rewatching Reply 1988 seemed different. I watched it for the first time 2 years ago and it seems the more I mature, the more I appreciate the drama. Reply 1988 is the best Gold out of all other K-dramas out there.

Ah, lest I forget, watching each episode and reading it’s recaps has never felt this better.

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It’s almost 2022, but I’ll feel guilty if I fail to appreciate all the beanies here. Let me tell you a short story about my journey here.

The first recap I read here was Lie to Me, due to some personal reasons I stopped reading them but I never forgot the name of the website. When I became really immersed into k-dramas, I remembered this place and came in the days of TKEM. Still, I was unregistered, you know why? Because I felt inferior, seeing all the beautiful and well-written comments on every drama episode made me felt I had no knowledge to compare with the Gurus I met here. Slowly and slowly, I got registered when The Tale of the Nine Fox was airing and only started commenting with Love Alarm 2. My comments were still very short but little by little, I learnt a lot about dramas from you guys and reading my comments from where I started to today, I can’t help but feel joy right here in my heart. I want you guys to know that your comments made me mature and see the world and humans through dramas.

I love you all and I want to celebrate my Joy and beautiful memories with you today. Thank you very much for using your thoughts and kind words to touch my heart. Much Love from Nigeria. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Aww💕 that’s so nice of you! Loved reading and knowing about you! See you around!

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    Fantastic story, thanks for sharing it! Many Beanies including myself lurked for a long time before fully joining in the fun. Glad to have you and your love of KD with us making DB a better place. Happy New Year!

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    Awww i was a lurker for years & started posting when DB was going thru a change. I think DB was my first ever drama site, before that i never knew k dramas could be discussed with so much depth & insight. Here’s to more dramas and posts in 2022 🥳

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    Aww, such a lovely story c: And so relatable!
    I knew about DB in 2016 because my sister showed me recaps and comments of Cheese in the Trap, but I’m not that good at expressing my thoughts or writing in english so I didn’t participate until last year.

    Thank you for sharing your journey, it’s always nice to relate to someone. ^^

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FREESTYLE: FEMALE CHARACTERS THAT CHANGED ME

MR QUEEN taught me to be free, be it an introvert or an extrovert, one should space out her wings properly and never close them up because people around me think negatively of her personality. I learnt to derive Joy from the woman I am, be it whatever I choose to be. I love Bong Hwan for never letting anyone even though they may be higher than her bring her down emotionally or physically.

TRUE BEAUTY taught me self-love and confidence. It taught me to derive strength from my weakness and turn that strength to a rock that even bullies can’t push. It showed how strength is beautiful and when used properly makes a woman shine.

VINCENZO’s main Female character was a woman whom I thought was Loud and lack composure in the first episode. But I realized on the long run that I was wrong about her. She was bold, relentless, dogged, selfless, and used her personality to set things right in her life. I loved her for this.

She never tried to change her man as most dramas would have done. Even though they were close, she always respected his personal space. No wonder Vincenzo fell for her, she was different from the stereotype women our tradition taught us to be and she never did mind you thinking she is different.

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TIME TO GO FREESTYLE!!

The women depicted in k-dramas this year are the best I’ve ever seen. TVN has been the main anchor of this beautiful depiction.

Throughout 2021, we’ve seen Mr Queen, True Beauty, Vincenzo, Hometown CHA-CHA-CHA, Happiness, Dali and the Cocky Prince, Our Beloved Summer and Red Sleeve Cuff give us strong women that I can’t stop praising.

The culture I grew up in taught me that women are meant to be calm, quiet, moderate, slow to anger and only speak when necessary. But surprisingly, I’m different, I can’t describe myself that much but I’ll say I’m an Extrovert and a woman who stands for what is Right even though she is alone. So far, the people around me made me seem stupid and loud but watching these women characters this year has made my wings very strong.

I’ll give details about how they made my wings strong tomorrow.

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Day 21: That cute little drama

LAW SCHOOL. Excepting the Law grammar and the Courtroom part, (although I’ll have to say, I enjoyed Yeon soo’s fight for justice), the “romance” was really really cute. I loved Bora nonna in Reply 1988 but I remember cementing that love with mortar in Law School. Kim bum is a chemistry magician, even his gazes were heavenly. It’s was a pity and a shame that they slept on the romance part. I mean, what harm will it do if they just allow them be a couple?

I spent 16 hours of my life waiting and waiting for the romance to be realized. But at the end of it all, 🥺🥺😫😫. I’ll never forgive the writer.

Come to think of it beanies, can anyone please give me Kim bum’s agency contacts? What are they doing with my oppa all this while? He can act, every time I see him on screen, I always remember that episode on TONTF where he was able to overcome his fears. His acting in that episode was top-notch. I still can’t believe he is still stuck on Second lead roles. I need a word with that agency’s chairman.

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Day 20: The shirtless scene she is so grateful for

Lee Jun-ho in that bath scene was absolutely 😵😱😱🤢. How can he be hawwt and sexy at the same time? I don’t blame Deuk-im for literally jumping into him, if I were to be in her shoes, I’m not only jumping but proposing to him right there and then.

For your information everyone, the only physical features of the opposite sex that makes me go crazy is the Abs and so far Chris Hemsworth and Ji Chang wook have been doing that for me. Lee Jun-ho is officially on this list now.

I’m sorry, I’m still a newbie so I still don’t know how to insert screenshots here with a mobile phone. I’m sure most beanies here are Red Sleeve fans, because those abs are going to live in my head rent-free.

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On my fan wall, I noticed there’s a limit to words I can post; 200 characters. But I’ve seen that’s it’s different for others whose posts are lengthy. Is there a reason why? Is it due to beanie level?

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    I had the same question/problem before. It’s simply a glitch. The way to go around it is to write your lengthy post somewhere else (ex: Word) and copy-paste it on your fan wall.

    Note 1: Don’t modify your post after pasting it or else the character limit will take effect.

    Note 2: Don’t use keyboard shortcut on your computer to copy-paste (ex: Control+c and Control+v). Use your mouse ->right click

    It should work if you do it like this.

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      Thanks a lot. For your second note, I’m using a mobile Android for this. How do I go about it?

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        I’m using Keep for writing the notes 🙂

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        There should not be a problem with the copy-paste on the phone. Try simply copy-pasting like you usually do and it should work.

        That note 2 is really only for computer/laptops/ipads with keyboards.

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        I usually write my post in text then cut/paste. But yes, make sure it is how you want it before hitting post.

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Day 19: Your 2021 crush

Is it wrong to crush on two oppas? If not, hear my declaration beanies. I’m crazily in love with Hwang in-yeop and Kim bum oppa. They stole my heart this year.

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Day 18: Best Cameo

ONE THE WOMAN reference to Fiery Priest. The moment Kim Nam Gil stepped out in that robe of his, I was already on the floor. I’ve never been this pleased to see a cameo. It was 🤣.

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Day 17: Best idol turned actor

Lee Jun-ho everyday. There are other good ones, but he stands out for me. He is killing Red Sleeve Cuff in every possible way. His acting is 😘😘. He is soo good.

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    At this point, I think it’s safe to say that Junho is an actor who happens to be an idol too 🤔

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Day 16: Best non-human character.

The beautiful beach in Gong-jin in HCC. Anytime the sea comes up, I feel this warmth and comfort. I’ve never been to the seaside, but God bless the Director.

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Day 15: Most unnecessary death; Saguek

Unfortunately, I did not watched a single Saguek this year. But for other dranas, Kwa dong Yeon character in Vincenzo did not deserve death. It was unfair

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Day 14: Most memorable scene.

The first one that comes to mind is in HAPPINESS. The scene where Yi-hyun stained Oh ju-hyung with zombie blood. I remembered shouting, “More, add more”. I was contented

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Day 13: Dramas beanies loved but I didn’t and vice versa.

BOSSAM, I remembered the hangout thread was quite busy, but I still don’t know what kept me from it.
Vice versa, Hospital Playlist 2

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#2021Roundup
Day 11: Best Quote

Vincenzo: “Villains are tenacious when they love”. The scene and the kisses that followed made it the best for me.

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#2021Roundup
Day 11: Secondary character that stole my heart.

Hwang in-yeop, he became my second husband this year. I still can’t believe he is past 30. I’m ready to be your baby mama my love. 😍😍😍

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#2021Roundup
Day 10: Best confession.

This will go to Du-shik and Hye-jin in HOMETOWN CHA-CHA-CHA. She confessed first which was very beautiful. It was an impressive character development on her part

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#2021Roundup
Day 9: The oldie I loved the most.

REPLY 1988, minus the love story. I have never watched a drama so powerful to make me feel really enlighten that years to come I still can’t get over

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    OMG mine too!! And Reply 1988 gave me the first and the worst SLS of my life.

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