Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Grandpas Over Flowers s1e9
SeoJin telling his nephew’s reaction to Sunny joining the show (just for 1.5 days 😅)

SeoJin’s nephew : Daebak 😮…Congratulations Uncle, dreams come true
🤣🤣🤣

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Grandpas Over Flowers s1e5
Lee SoonJae playing GoStop was so funny 😂

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Finally picked up Grandpas Over Flowers (subs were too slow back then ^^’)
Watching all seasons will be my 2020 summer theme ^^
Let’s go H4 (Harabeoji 4 hehe)

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Gank your heart – final thoughts

Stumbled upon the opening mv sung by Wang YiBo few months ago
and was surprised to see Lan Zhan dancing and singing ^^\’ , then thought why not watch the drama ?!

This drama was a classic rom-com with cliche and tropes , nothing brand new, I had to ff or even skip many scenes (the ex/second FL and evil couple (the other commentator / gamer couple)).

It was surprising to see first the Legends manager spoiling his own team just for personal preferences and the same later on with VNG\’s gamer full of arrogance but still protected by his mentor (VNG director).

Main couple wasn\’t that memorable as a couple, both leads characters were quite nice though, but I\’d rather remember PeiXi that big puppy fanboy trying to be in the same team of his idol haha.

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    I watched this after I watched “Go Go Squid”, and that probably sort of ruined my experience in watching this one, because I thought that “Go Go Squid” was much, much better 😅😅

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      I watched Go Go Squid a few months ago and like you said ‘Go Go Squid was much, much better’ : I laughed a lot, swooned , got interested in the games and enjoyed the whole serie.

      Gank your heart had some nice things but also many flaws and the overall product was meh ^^’

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        If “Gank Your Heart” had more focus on the gaming industry– the gaming part and the commentator parts– and not put so much focus on the love triangle, then I think it would have been so much better 🙁

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    I watched as well – mainly for that opening song. But there were some really weirdly off editing mistakes. Did you see the one where the woman who was the coach of the other team making up with her old boyfriend? They were sitting around a small table and she picked up a tea pot and poured tea into a cup that was upside down. Then proceeded to pick up the cup and drink it while it was upside down. I had to replay it a few times but it was really off.
    Otherwise the show was rather unforgettable other than watching the games and characters on the big screen.
    Even Wang Yi Bo couldn’t fix it for me.

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      I enjoyed the opening while watching the eps but argh the editing had many problems like when they just cut someone talking at the end of an ep, low budget for sure ^^’

      I don’t recall the tea cup upside down , it might be one of the scenes I skipped or watched at x2 speed and didn’t pay attention x)

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adulting mood 😆

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Listened to this YT playlist of C-historical drama OST
Was alternating between
a) aw~ it’s that song 🥰, that drama was pretty nice
b) wow I love that song 🤩, should check the drama synopsis to add it or not to my to-watch list
c) that song is so-so 😅

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    Omg listening to this makes me wanna watch TMOPB again! ❤️❤️❤️

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      I still haven’t watched it ^^’, one day for sure (don’t know when, to-watch list is too long x) )

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        I’m not a fan of Cdrama, I only watched 3 so far… For me, TMOPB is the best! ❤️❤️❤️

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Gank your heart
so far (ep6), it’s a pretty common rom-com
with e-sports as main theme
but I’m having too much fun seeing Lan Zhan in a modern drama,
with so many lines (lol), facial expressions and even smirking 😮😂

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Drama recommendation – Pegasus Market

Wacky humor done right 👌🤣
A market where employees are the kings 😎, not the customers 😋
A funny K-ent quiz (dramas, music and variety shows) 🤓
A home full of diversi-TTU 🤗

Didn’t expect to feel so much love *Sattu* 😘💞

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    adding this to my list

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      as long as you’re not allergic to wacky cartoonish humor, you’ll like it ^^

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      You will like it. But just know it is really VERY different – in a delightful way – from all the other kdramas you’ve probably seen.
      I keep saying this – but Pegasus Market is such a gem of a show. Just the choreographed dance scenes alone….

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    Duuuuuu!
    I’m still sad that our “bad boy” in a fur collar didn’t get to work at Pegasus Market to redeem himself, but other than that I loved everything.

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3MAD fishing village S5 ep8
This show is so relaxing and heartwarming, loving this weekly watch <3

playful Cha SeungWon 😂

loving Dad and Mom with their Son HoJun 🥰

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    Love it much that they are shooting a mini family drama ><
    Seo-jin's coming feels like a full circle somehow, Na PD is not planning to shelf 3MAD anytime soon, right? Am a bit worried…

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Pegasus Market ep6
that song ending with them panting and striking pose :
Produce 101 parody with wink boy LOL 🤣🤣🤣
(starts at 3:20, clicks CC for eng sub ^^)

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    This made me smile. So many parodies and meta in this show LOL. I love the King of Customer Service. I love all of them!

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      King of Customer Service is such a nice idea
      I hate it when customers abuse their “king” status in Kdramaland , that twist was daebak : our employees are king, not the customers 😋

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Pegasus Market ep03
Coming up with foreign names Bbaya tribe style 🤣🤣🤣
then aw~ cute little IU 😊


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    I think it’s time for a rewatch of this gem of a show.
    Thanks for the reminder @kudoran!

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      you’re welcome 🙂
      your (old) posts and other Beanies posts about it made me anticipate how I was going to enjoy that drama : and it’s totally the case 🙂

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        Yes it is truly a one-of-a-kind and I so wished at the time that I could get someone in RL to watch it. Except they would need to be familiar with kdramas to get most of it.
        with some exceptions like the flashdance scene and the fighting one where he wore the jesse ventura cap. oh what brilliance!

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          years of drama watching are paying off , I get ~80% of the references x)

          it reminds me of Eulachaha Waikiki x)

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    Bwahahahahhahahaha omg I remember this

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Pegasus Market ep01

I finally started that show *yay*
I remember loving the story right away when DB articles news about it were out
Thought \”it\’s totally my type of nonsense humor\” x)

Didn\’t expect to laugh within a few seconds into ep1
but it was the case with their witty parody of Amor Fati (sung by the original singer !)

I laughed a lot during the ep (LOL at that car wax growing hair on cars!)
and this cart song is so addictive like Kpop hehehe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiZWgafHSZo
(the video doesn\’t load on DB, sorry)

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Drama recommendation – A Little\’s Reunion 小欢喜

I watched that 49-ep C-drama with a regular pace (~3 eps per day, it\’s a 45mn format)
and loved it to pieces 😌
It\’s a slice-of-life/family drama following three families during the school year of the gaokao (college entrance exam).
It also depicts different life events that middle age parents could encounter and how 18-year-old children facing their new adult status.

The execution of the drama was a really nice one:
– slow pace which was like following the families daily life,
– acting : both children and adult actors did a wonderful job,
– dialogues were very good and hit close to home sometimes,
– a diversity of characters , an ensemble drama where we followed many stories throughout the serie.
Fang Yuan (let\’s say the lead family\’s father) may be the best mediator I\’ve seen in dramaland, I loved his character

All those elements made the drama very realistic. There were many laughs and also many tears.
I looked back on that particular time, remembering the good and the bad things, also looked at this time from my parents\’ point of view.

If you like slice-of-life/family drama, aren\’t allergic to slow pace (or big number of eps), I\’d totally recommend that drama
(@wapzy I think you\’ll like it 😉 )

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    drama title is “A Little Reunion”, sorry for the typos.
    It’s available on YouTube (the subs are sometimes not correct , but it’s not a problem at all)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpghCOjR4QqqQYZTjawFMk98Dy0Be8eyi

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    Hi Kudo Ran 🙋‍♀️ thanks for sharing. I’m been on cdramas since last year, and this has been suggested by YT for a number of times already but I was a little hesitant. Your mini review is encouraging even with the 49 ep count.

    Keep safe,and be healthy.

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      Hi Wakimary 😀 , it’s been a while, how are you ? Thank you and you too keep safe and be healthy ^^ (and watch dramas that put you in good mood haha)

      I fall into the Cdrama hole in late 2018 and it was also when Kdrama slump started , been watching them more and more ^^’

      A little reunion might not be the type of drama to binge watch in 2 or 3 days, but you can watch it slowly at regular pace it’s a heartwarming show 🙂 , you could also see it a schedule filler 😉

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    Thanks for tagging me kudoran. This totally looks like sth I’ll enjoy. I’m guessing you tagged me because the slow pace is reminiscent of Yong Jiu Grocery Store? 49 is a big commitment but C dramas are easier to watch because they are only 40 to 45 mins long.

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      The slice of life and family drama fits my bill too, plus I totally trust ypur recommendation. Will definitely check this one out.

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        I forgot to mention it’s part of a franchise, this is the season 2 but the seasons’stories are independent , some actors are the same (for example the lead family’s father and mother are played by the same actors in s1 & s2).
        I haven’t watched s1, directly started with s2 (this one) because it had a higher rating on dramalist x).
        So don’t be surprised when the father explains his name and new situation in ep1. They also made some references to s1 that I got with just reading the synopsis of s1 before starting the drama ^^’.
        In a recent AvenueX’s video about Cdrama news, I got to know the s3 will start shooting this year.

        I listened to Yong Jiu Grocery Store’s opening song soon after finishing that drama. You were right 😉 . The 45min format is much easier, I’d rather watch 2ep like that than a 1.5hour tvN ep haha x).

        “I totally trust your recommendation” *blushes*

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1n2d S4E28
SeonHo helped the other team, then got scolded by his teammates
his genuine light-bulb moment was so funny 😂😂😂

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this short song is weird(ly addictive 🤨😊)
must be the seagull 😂

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3MAD fishing village S5 ep7

It’s already their last stay on the island, this season will end soon 🙁
will miss this lovely trio 🙂



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this perf’ has been often recommended by YT
I also checked that playlist of this singer 梁博 Liang Bo
it’s elegant, classic and enjoyable music 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whXCuymIQjo

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3MAD fishing village S5 ep5&6
had a nice, funny & relaxing time again , thanks 3MAD ^^

handsome Cha Seung Won 😂

a huge red sea bream finally got caught 😲🥳🥳🥳

HoJun\’s laugh is so addictive 😄🤗

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Finished Extraordinary You
the first half was refreshing and so funny
my interest decreased a bit in second half

in a nutshell
– Dan Oh : her over the top reactions reminded me we were in a youth comic (when it was already obvious 😅)
– HaRu : he’s too handsome to be an extra hehe
– DoHwa : a self-aware second lead who was such a nice, gentle, funny and cute boy : my fav’ 🙂 🤗

making an official announcement like NamJu 😂 :
in honor of A3, this extra trio was the heart of the show 🥰

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    I agree. I slowed down watching on the second half but these 3 made everything enjoyable! <3

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    E3 is my absolute fave! One of the best squads if 2019 for sure!

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had this K-indie playlist on repeat
while doing some (boring) stuff for work
I knew some songs and found out some very nice upbeat ones 🙂

(the video doesn\’t load on DB so sharing the link below,
there are many ads to skip but the playlist is worth it)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rclHHYKLyMI

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