Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

Yes.

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Gotta give it to Park, as hateful as he is, he offered us the most delicious, most angsty, most perfect scenario one could imagine. I mean, holy crap! To say that I’m excited would be an understatement of the century!

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    It’s such a juicy setup.

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    Same! I already anticipated that Jung would be returning as Park’s niece by the end of ep 2, but ep 4 still managed to keep me on the edge with all the political maneuvers. I didn’t plan to stick around for further heartaches, but man it’s hard to resist such a juicy setup. It’s really the hook, line, and sinker situation for me lol.

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    Park certainly made quite the Machiavellian move with this setup.

    What can go wrong?

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    Delicious indeed. Are people really watching this show? It’s so quiet on Mon Tuesdays here but this drama is proving to be great in every aspect. I especially love how Yoo Jung is so smart on her own and every actor is acting their shoes off.

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So glad that we got what seemed like usual 2/3’s drama-that-separates-leads-for-some-time out of the way this quick! Gotta say, after LN, this is the one I look most forward to each week. Now, let the feelings kick in for real!

(And I just need this smiling Jin Ki-joo on my wall, because c’mon…)

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    I am so glad that Choi told her about the night. The rest of the series won’t be smooth sailing, but at least things are known.

    I really like how the character of Suel hae is written on this show and Jin Ki joo is knocking it out of the park.

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    I know right! I was so worried they where about to go full on Pinocchio guilt with us. They didn’t! They changed everything.

    It wasn’t one lead feeling guilty and the other one feeling hurt and confused. They both felt angry and sad and they both felt sorry about what happened and what they said. Plus it started in episode 6 and it was solved in episode 6.

    I thought He’s Psychometric was the drama with the faster Pinocchio-guilt resolution but Showtime just won.
    They also win points for solving this in the first half of the show, before they become a couple.
    I love this show.
    I only hope they don’t bring this trope again with the previous-life-lovers-that-die for-each-other trope.

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    I am so thankful that they didn’t drag the entire thing. At least now we can move on to the team-building and cute

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Cuuuute, so much cuuuuuuute!

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    My sugar level rise sky high after every episode. I can’t handle their cuteness 😭♥️

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    I know!!!!! I’m squeeing every time I see them!

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    They are so cute together. I love that they recognised their feelings and went for it.

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All caught up with Showtime Begins. Park Hae-jin is amazing, sure, but Jin Ki-joo is just…. Have I mentioned that I adore her? Because I adore her.

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Ooo, I’m liking it a lot. Jin Ki-joo is so delightful, I adore her 😍

(And now, I’m officially watching 5 dramas in Fri-Sun slot… Help me.)

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    She IS.. i am not watching this series, couldn’t sit through ep 1..
    BUT she was so so cute in that serial killer drama with Jhang ki Jun, that serial killer movie with the guy who played police cop in squid games, and couple of more smaller roles..and ofcourse the secy with glasses drama

    It is sad, when talented actresses like her have to struggle for good roles..or lead roles.. and then you have random arse idol actresses who can’t act to save their life getting opportunities left, right center..

    What bugs me is not them getting opportunity (because well market forces..not their fault).. BUT the fact that the world is in hand of toddlers and teenagers who dominate internet world and online and all of this merchandise sale.. and are genrally the most lucrative segment to market too and make money because they are gullible (while are deluded that they are too mature with previous generations nothing short of fool)

    Ahhh

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

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N so good, Kong so cute ❤️

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    Yes, but I’ve been thru the sad pet-getting-old-and-dying bit enough times so this ep bothered me more than the human ones.

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      Well I got all teary-eyed, because I also had my fair share of goodbyes to my beloved pets, and I started thinking about the doggo I have now, and it made me cry.

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    I have never owned a pet and I still cried😭 This drama is good at evoking emotions

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😍

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“Have you decided to do it?”
“I’ve already started.”

Holy shit.

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Not sure about the drama yet, but those two are soooooo cuuuuuute!

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    I’m so glad she has him with all the bullies on their team.

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    I lve that they don’t waste any time in flirting with each other.

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There are no words to express how much I love seeing him again.

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After recently finishing Prison Playbook I got reminded how much I loooove Jung Hae-in, and I felt the urge to watch a drama with him. I’m not to keen on watching Snowdrop because the heavy social media coverage spoiled most of it, nor do I want to watch Pretty Noona. My question is: A Piece of Your Mind or One Spring Night? Maybe some other suggestions?

(I gotta say, I am leaning a little bit more towards OSN, since it popped into my head once I saw Han Ji-min in Our Blues. Should I treat it as a sign from Drama Gods?)

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    Haven’t watched One spring night, but I totally loved A piece of your mind! 🥺
    It has a very mellow vibe, it might not be for everyone, but I found it so soothing personally.

    It’s not my case, but some people found the first 2 episode a little confusing, so you might want to keep that in mind if watching. ^^

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    It depends about your mood?

    A Piece of Your Mind is about mourning. The pace is pretty slow and you need to wait for the story to settle. The first 2 episodes can be a little bit weird.

    One Spring Night is more about romance between adults with their life baggages.

    I loved both of them!

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    A Piece of Your Mind without a doubt!
    Then One Spring Night.
    Then the movie Tune in for Love.

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      So what you’re saying is watch all of it, lol. Gotcha 😀

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        Haha yes! Tbh i found OSN more tiring than APOYM because of the complex relationships in it. And I didn’t watch Snowdrop or Noona either, but DP is also great.

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        I can only agree with parkchuna, but please keep in mind what kurama said… yes… first two episodes of APOYM can make you wonder wtf? But it will totally worth it. Promised.

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    Or, instead of romance, you could try D.P. if you have a high threshold for violence.

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      As mentioned, all Jung Hae-in recomendations are appreciated! I’ll add D.P. then as well.

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    Honestly, I’d highly recommend either, depending on your mood. Both of these dramas are amongst my personal favourites so I can’t imagine choosing one or the other.

    A Piece of Your Mind is slow and surreal. A beautiful meditation on the complexities of grief and mourning. It won’t be for everyone, but if it does resonate with you, then it’s not a show you’re likely to forget anytime soon. I’m still bitter it got cut down to 12 episodes due to low ratings. It deserved better.

    One Spring Night is more…accessible. Which is not the way I ever thought I could describe an Ahn Pan-seok show. It’s still an incredible show with great characters and performances. I actually rewatch certain episodes quite often. It’s a comfort show for me. Jung Hae-in and Han Ji-min are one of my favourite drama OTPs.

    I’d also recommend D.P.. It’s violent and uncomfortable, and definitely not something to just throw on in the background. However, it is such a brilliant show that it’d be a travesty if I didn’t even suggest it.

    So, yeah, Jung Hae-in is a great actor and picks great dramas (minus Snowdrop).

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    I’ve only watched APOYM, and I loved it a lot. While it is definitely a drama about grief and healing, like others described, it’s also a very warm drama. When people describe something about being about grief I tend to imagine a show as being very grim and sad, and while the show does tug at your heartstrings, it didn’t feel like that to me. It’s a warm, healing show and while it did make me cry it also made me smile through my tears.

    All of the above is the case despite what the first two episodes might fool you into believing. It is NOT an angsty melodrama!

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And here I was, hoping that Our Blues episodes will stay on the below 60 minutes length. Oh, the naivety…

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Also I must say, now that I’ve watched Someday or One Day I understand the overall sentiment of “Ahn Hyo-seop as Li Zi Wei/Wang Quan Sheng? You have gotta be kidding me…” Greg Hsu manages to give his character youthful and carefree sweetness in one moment just to hit you with unexpected maturity and vulnerability in the next one, leaving you happy, then hurt, then swooning. I remember him from some supporting roles (Attention, Love, I believe) that did not leave much of an impression, but here he completely stole the show, and made his way straight into my heart. I especially love, besides his beautiful smile, the way he looks at the object of his adoration. I could honestly watch this awestruck expression for days, he’s just so good.

Having said all of that, I just cannot see AHS pulling that off. I don’t think he possesses this boyish charm that Greg Hsu has, and doesn’t have the acting ability to imitate that. If dude cannot even convince me with his acting that he doesn’t hate the girl, how am I supposed to believe that he went through everything that Li Zi Wei had to suffer through just to meet her. C’mon.

My thoughts keep circling back to Lee Do-hyun… Now that would be great casting. I think I’ll tune in anyway (Kang Hoon as, I assume, Mo Jun Jie seems like a great choice), but I’m afraid it will only give me a headache of frustration.

(P.S. Please, do not think that I have some sort of vendetta against AHS. I may talk about his acting abilities, or lack thereof, tad too often, but it’s only because they keep putting him everywhere, yet he’s not improving. I’d be more than happy to comment on his getting better but the thing is, he’s just not.)

(P.P.S. *adds Greg Hsu to the oppa collection*)

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    I am currently rewatching Someday or One Day and I completely agree with you! I also had the exact same dream casting for the Korean version of Li Zi Wei: Lee Dohyun!

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    I’m also rewatching it the Korean remake is officially on production. I keep trying to picture the two Korean leads a I watch. I got your apprehension about Ahn Hyo-seop. I keep convincing myself he will do okay lol. He was really good in 30 but 17 as a high schooler and I thought was pretty good during serious scenes in Romantic Doctor 2 (the character was well written as well, so that helps). My favorite scenes of him in Business Proposal is during Ha-ri’s confessions. He mostly used his eyes, without much talking. Hopefully he will do okay as Li Zi Wei. The thing that bothers me is that it still shows that he tried too hard. I still can’t picture Jeon Yeo-bin as Huang Yu Xuan nor Chen Yun Ru, but at least we know she’s got the acting skills. The production company and the director are great, so hopefully the writer is also good. I just hope they won’t change the story or the logic behind the story. Korean adaptations tend to be quite free in changing stuffs into worse, so finger crossed 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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      Yeah, you can tell that he’s trying too hard, and overthinking his acting, and it all makes up an unnatural, stiff performance. I’m pretty neutral about Jeon Yeo-bin, because I haven’t seen her in anything. As for the story – I really, really hope they don’t mess to much with it, because there really is no need for that. The original has a simple premise which branches out into something complex through good writing. Let’s hope they don’t try to add useless decoratives to make up for the fact that they failed to grasp the essence of the original.

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    AHS is great in facial expression. One thing I think Liziwei Taiwan ver is lacking that vulnerability in acting, contrary to your opinion. Everytime the angst shown in his char, he is struggling to demonstrated sincere feeling. He end up fail to move me especially during his confession when he meet his lovers after along time. Meanwhile, AHS is so good at the part when confess his feeling to Hari in hospital. That line is full of cliches and formulaic, but he can bring sincere emotion to the table.

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      As mentioned, I think that AHS often tries too hard, making his acting seem forced. And I definitely don’t agree with the Taiwan version lacking in anything. The scene when Li Zi Wei returns from Canada, just to be hit with all the memories of their trio, when he just knows that something is off about Huang Yu Xuan, but cannot act on it, all the tension between him and Mo Jun Jie caused by the girl who entered their lives, and many more show exactly how good he is with angst. The scene where he is reunited (again) with Huang Yu Xuan hits hard exactly because it’s not exaggerated, and full of loud crying and romantic declarations. At this point he spent so many years in pain, waiting and longing for her, and he’s exhausted, but finally at peace. There is no need for anything grand, not after everything they went through, so this subtlety fits perfectly.

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        Let’s agree to disagree though. Since The main strength the actor playing Liziwei is his playfulness and can play 2 different character. Not every actor has ace potrayed vulnerable with sincerity, especially young male actor. I think my main concern to ahn Hyeo seop is either he can get rid of at times his stiffness. He is good at adding depth and has the skill to add layers to his character.

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          Sure, agree to disagree sounds great 🙂 And I’m not writing AHS completely. I’d love to see his growth. I was similarly on the fence about Nam Joo-hyuk, and look how much he’s improved! So AHS can definitely do it too. He has potential in him… somewhere.

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            AHS definitely improved. I’ve never seen he has this much layer to his acting as he shown in business proposal.

            Male young actor tend to ace in more intense roles rather than being vulnerable. Most of the time the roles require more their masculine and intense side. As I’m surprise AHS bring that vulnerable to Kang Tae Moo

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Recently, news broke about a Korean remake of a Taiwanese Someday or One Day, and seeing in the comments how praised this drama is, I decided to give it a shot. I thought to myself that 1. it’s been a while since I’ve watched a T-drama, and 2. from experience I know that when a T-drama is considered good, it must be pretty great. And boy oh boy, I was not wrong. Someday or One Day is amazingly-paced, gripping, complex and rich despite being only 13 episodes, has some great performances, smart writing, and a main song that is going to be stuck in my head for approximately forever. I loved every minute of it, and now I dread the Korean remake.

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Also, this song. Consider me absolutely, utterly and completely obsessed ❤️

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Ooooh, I like this. A lot.

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Two weeks ago, while I was stuck on a highway on my way home, and positively losing my my mind from boredom, I decided to start a random drama. Not knowing why Prison Playbook appeared then and there, and while I heard lots of good things about it, I never really thought about watching it.

After initial awkwardness (watching the scene when Je-hyuk had to… bend over on the bus full of people who could look over my shoulder any time was a true battle for my introverted self), I was warming up slowly. Up from ep. 4 I was watching from home, thank heavens for that, and I was a goner. It was so much fun. And had so much heart. Most of all I loved seeing all the familiar faces!

In conclusion, I’m super happy that this unfortunate ride home allowed me to give this gem a shot. Prison Playbook is such a well-written, well-acted, and overall amazing drama! It had such a way of making feel for all the characters, to root for them, and feel pain alongside them. Even though the episodes were criminally long, they were over before I could notice, all thanks to bickery delivery of the inmates (and the guards :)) and fast-paced plot.

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    Glad you found this show compelling. It’s one of my favorites as well. Top 20 for sure.

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What a cute, silly show it was. It knew exactly what it was, and made great use of that.

I’ve loved Sejeong ever since School, and this role only solidified it (I can’t WAIT for her new drama with not only Na Yoon-su, but also Na In-woo, hell yes!). I even warmed up to AHS! It must’ve been the hair: once he let it down, his performance got so much better, lol.

I don’t think I’ll be reminiscing it all that much, but nevertheless Business Proposal was a fun ride!

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    The hair worked like magic on AHS. Mon-Tues will be so empty now plus there’s no new romcom to look upto.

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