Beanie level: Water maid

Y’all! I’m okay with 25-21 ending. heedo chemistry with yurim was much more intense. I would screech everytime they were on screen. kim tae ri is the queen of my queer heart. I LOVE HER.

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Hi, beanies! In the most recent drama chat, I was shocked at how many popular dramas everyone genuinely disliked or found overrated. I am curious about people’s current top 10 dramas. care to share?

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    1. Goblin
    2. Forest of SecRets
    3. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
    4. Circle
    5. Coffee Prince
    6. My Ahjussi
    7. My Country
    8. Mr. Sunshine
    9. Bossam
    10. White Christmas

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      Red Sleeve would probably be 11.

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      omo omo omo!! How come I never knew you saw FOS too! ahh, it’s looking so good in your list ally!

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      I need to watch circle.

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    I’m a sucker for slice of life dramas.

    1. Reply 1997 / 1988
    2. Misaeng
    3. Secret Love Affair
    4. Age of Youth 1 and 2
    5. Six Flying Dragons
    6. Healer
    7. Missing Noir M
    8. Someday or One Day (Taiwan)
    9. The Longest Day in Chang-An (China)
    10. Twenty-Five Twenty-One

    Kingdom is quality good. So is D.P. It’s just that I’m not emotionally invested in them.

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      I didn’t put it in my list because it isn’t kdrama, but Someday or one day is one of my alltime favourites. Just listening to the tape song brings me back the feels. I don’t even know if I’m up to watch the kdrama remake, because the original is so perfect

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      I LOVE your list. I really wanna watch secret love affair and six flying but my heart might break. A sageuk and melo rip.

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    Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
    Healer
    My GF is a Gumiho
    Reply 1988
    Our Beloved Summer
    Twenty Five Twenty One
    Hometown Cha Cha Cha
    Hospital Playlist (S1 > S2)
    It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
    School 2017

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    Misaeng
    Live
    Dear My Friends
    Just Between Lovers
    Extracurricular
    Reply 1997
    My Ahjussi
    Healer
    Into the Ring
    Twenty Five Twenty One

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    Scent of a Woman
    What’s Up
    Wild Romance
    Brilliant Legacy
    Jealousy Incarnate
    Chief Kim
    Go Back Couple
    Lookout
    Deserving of the Name
    Wok of Love

    I had to leave out a few to make the top 10.

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      To clarify, these are shows that I can easily rewatch (and have done so!) a hundred times and still love them more than anything.
      I guess I should make a separate list of shows that I consider perfect or exceptionally great but I can’t or don’t rewatch them much or at all..

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        Ok, here is that list:

        Nokdu Flower
        Class of Lies
        Nobody Knows
        365 Days
        Doctor John
        Bubblegum

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          Nobody knows has been in my watchlist for a while now. Class of lies was good too, but I wasn’t really in the right mood when I watched it, so I got distracted way too often and ended up missing loads of bits. Shame, what a waste of Yoon Kyunsang! Had I only known that he wasn’t going to make dramas in the last 3 years 😭

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        Interesting! I don’t know some of these. But I LOVE what’s up. All of my faves. I will I think it has kim ji won and Jo Jung seok. Amazing show. Thank you for helping me remember I love it

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    Your request made me go have a look at mydramalist, and realize that the dramas I rated higher aren’t all my current Best 10, and that I’ve kept in my memory some others I gave lower ratings to. Memory is a funny thing, but I’m sticking to the dramas that I remember enjoying the most instead of the ones I considered “best quality” 😅
    In no particular older:
    Chicago Typewriter
    Secret Love affair
    Just between lovers
    Into the ring
    Happiness
    D.P.
    Nokdu Flower
    Yumi’s Cells
    Watcher
    Healer

    Special mentions to: Signal, Mystic Popup bar, Just Between Lovers, A piece of your mind, Kingdom, Extracurricular, Sweet Home, School Nurse Files, Rebel: the thief who stole the people

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      Nokdu Flower, Class of Lies, and a very few other ones are in my opinion perfect. But I don’t ever count them in my top ten. As I have a habit of rewatching shows many many many! times, my top shows are the ones that I can watch a hundred times and still love them. I think I should make a separate list for Shows I Consider Fantastic But Don’t or Can’t Rewatch…

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        I have yet to finish Nokdu Flower. I don’t know why. At this point, I’d have to start is over and get al the emotional pull from it again.

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          It is too powerful at times. I needed lots of breaks to step away and breathe.

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      Someone has a thing for YAI and I’m not looking at anyone in particular…

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        YAI was my gateway crush into kdrama, does it show? 😋 💚
        (for a moment I misread “has” for “had” and was clutching my pearls – I never forget my crushes, he)

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          I totally understand you, after I watched SFD, my next dramas were Chicago Typewriter and Secret Love Affair…. An you know I am also devoted to my crushes.

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    In no particular order:
    – Forest of Secrets (Season 1 and 2)
    – Six Flying Dragons
    – When the weather is fine (I know this is not the best drama, but it’s my comfort drama, the one I go back again and again).
    – Another Miss Oh
    – Hot Stove League
    – The light in your eyes
    – Misaeng
    – Our beloved summer
    – Coffe Prince
    – Just between lovers

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      This is indeed a perfect list. I love every single one.

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    My Ajusshi
    Just Between Lovers
    Healer
    Marry Me Mary
    Chicago Typewriter
    The Best Hit
    Hotel Del Luna
    Prison Playbook
    Mad Dog (because Woo Do Hwan)
    Matrimonial Chaos

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      Haven’t seen mad dog! Should I watch it?? I love action, procedurals and slice of life.

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        It’s insurance fraud investigators with mystery and a found family ensemble vibe. Some of us really enjoyed it. If you love Woo Do Hwan you shouldn’t miss it.

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The couples ability to switch from enemy, to partner in crime, to friend to confidant to lover is actually amazing and its all because of Jeon Yep Bin. What a queeeeen!!!!

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Okay. let’s talk about Vincenzo and Chayoung. First, the plot of this drama is completely irrelevant and honestly so is the comedy. The funnies were funny but Chacenzo is bae

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Watching Forest of Secrets for the first time and WOWOW. How did I AVOID this drama for 4 years? Its sooooooo gooooood. I am on episode 7 and I have not felt a drama rush like this since forever.

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    The recaps were pretty fun to comment on too! We tried guessing who the murderer was and came up with so many convincing theories -most of them got proven wrong in the following ep or so but it only increased all the fun.

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      I am having so much fun reading the comments!! Beanies are sooo creative and funny.

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    It just gets better

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    Yaaaaaaaay!! One of the best!

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    It only gets better. Enjoy!!
    Even rewatching is simply fantastic even when you know what’s going to happen!

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    Best kdrama I’ve ever seen, really.

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    Welcome to the Club of the Fans of the Greatest Kdrama Ever.

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      It really is!! I am on episode 9 and losing my shit. I’m just in awe really.

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Can someone recommend a kdrama trivia site? Or maybe even db staff would consider throwing something together. I mean all I do is watch dramas and because I love school, I also want to be quizzed.

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Is the cliff in Mr. Queen PPL? If so can they stop, cause I ain’t buying it.

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    I was like, yeah
    It’s been a while CLIFF OF DOOM🙄😂

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      We all know the cliff never kills anyone. It’s not man enough, unlike TOD

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        It is well known that in historical dramas, the cliff is the Cliff of non-Doom.

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          It magically save lives 🤣🤣🤣🤣
          So I guess it needs to learn from ToD?

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            Actually, in the great kdrama tradition, they’re long lost twins who’ve made two very different life choices. Doom, or not to Doom, ‘twas th3 question…

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I really liked RUN ON. I liked it because it was fresh and all the characters were real but honestly I didn’t really feel anything. I guess it didn’t go for emotional which is refreshing.

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    but I didn’t FEEL anything. AT ALL. It had no plot which is great because kdrama plots are overrated anyway. But isn’t the point of kdramas emotion (or catharsis, love, or family, or fear) or something. Isn’t the point to remind me that I am not just packaged matter waiting for inevitable combustion? Maybe its the drama, maybe its me, or maybe its the pandemic. Everything is too dry.

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      I felt the same way. Enjoyed it while watching but it definitely won’t stick with me and I won’t be thinking about it a few weeks from now.

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      It’s always interesting how differently people respond to dramas. Run On gave me all the feels. It’s been a long time since a drama hit me this hard.

      I think I’m alone in this, but to me, it had a plot lol, albeit a slice of life kind of plot.

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        I’m the same – I truly did not expect to have it hit me so hard, and it was definitely a delayed reaction because I think I’d coasted along for at least 6-7 episodes before I started getting really into it.

        I love threads like this because it just goes to show that there is so much stuff out there that resonates or doesn’t, and why that is, and how great that in this world of dramas we can all find something that works for us.

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      Same here. I did not feel the need to finish an episode in one sitting. It is…nice..

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    I’m glad to see someone else feel the same way. I really enjoy it while watching, but I can’t imagine I will either go back and watch or even remember it much in the future.

    But honestly, with the world a swirl of drama, it was kinda nice to just coast along in this world.

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    I think I’m at ep 4 now (you see I always forget how many eps I have watched this one each time) and still I don’t feel much if not anything. It’s to the point it almost feels refreshing that I don’t actually feel anything about it. 😅 For me, it’s still a weird drama even in my second attempt at watching. It’s like watching a documentary where two people have different ways of communication and tried to understand one another. I am learning some new things and liking it a littleeeee bit more and more though.

    In a nutshell, I’m watching this as a documentary. One good thing about it is that I realized that people have different ways of communication and it’s nice to work together to understand each other.

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I’m not gonna lie. I don’t understand the conflict in runon. I’m on episode 9 but to be honest, it seems like its the same conflict throughout. I think its miscommunication but is spoken about weirdly

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    It’s about translations and communication. Although Mijoo may be a great translator, she can’t communicate very well with SunKeong. Everyone has communication issues, not just between foreign languages but in each other’s language. And yea, it’s the dominant theme.

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Hi, beanies!! Happy Thanksgiving! Grateful for this vibrant community. Also, I started matrimonial chaos and Chief Kim. For some reason, neither is clicking. I want to stick with one. which one?

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    I’ve only seen Chief Kim but it’s one of my favorite kdramas. If the comedy is what’s not clicking then you might not like it.

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    Haven’t seen MC, but I have heard good things.

    I liked Chief Kim, but it does take some time to get used to everything. It’s a hilarious show, though. Namgoong Min’s character in that show is really great and his bromance with Junho is top notch.

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    I loved both. I see Chief Kim as more fun. Matrimonial Chaos is the one I want to go live inside because of the the strong women and gorgeous filming. I tend to see Matrimonial Chaos as appealing to those over 30 and it’s much more realistic.

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I really love Start-Up (the more youthful version of search www). However, I almost don’t believe Suzy. The character is great but I can feel the acting and it’s really frustrating.

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    I’m with you. Everytime I watch Suzy in a drama, I always try to replace her in my head with other more talented actresses that could portray her characters so much better. I like her as an idol and think she has a great personality, and while she has improved somewhat, it bums me that the roles and projects that she has gotten don’t go to others that are more talented.

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I binged watched Age of Youth season 1 and 2 (such a gem). I would like really like to continue this cute young adult sitcom vibe. Any recs pls?

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    AOY is such a unique series. You can try Be Melodramatic and Because This Is My First Life. They target a more mature group of adults but the vibe is very similar. Happy drama watching ^o^

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    I haven’t seen AoY but from what I’ve heard maybe something like Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bokjoo. I love that kdrama. It’s so sweet and good.

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    I loved that series too and I cant seem to move on. Haha.

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      I can’t move on either. It was soooo good.

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        I watched it alongside with DYLB and ended about the same week with said show which is why took me a rough 2 weeks to pick up a new show. Hahahaha!

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Hyeon-ho had the best character arch in DYLB. He was annoying sometimes but honestly, he was mostly a good egg. A lil clingy but very consistent in his feelings and logic. One tear for uri Hyeon-ho.

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WOW I’m annoyed. DYLB is hot garbage and I’m def dropping. I don’t I can handle this much pain when the world actually falling apart. The emotional whiplash is making my head hurt and I hate headaches

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    I stopped watching it last week! SA gives me headaches! I love kind and caring FLs but I also want them to be strong!

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“From now on don’t worry about the rain. I’ll bring this umbrella with me every day!” 3….2…1… WEEEEEEEEP. Y’all. How? Fuc. Gahhdamn. *Recovering*

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Umbrellas really be making me cry! My heart really goes dugum dugum for no reason when I watch DYLB. I feel impending doom and I don’t even know why.

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Just thinking about how much I miss Han Groo! She was such a powerful actress. It’s been a minute since an actress grabbed my attention just by the amount of energy they brought to the screen.

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    I wonder if she’ll reappear after her children are older?

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    I miss her a lot too. Still watch her in Marriage, Not Dating all the time.

    Nana in Into the Ring has grabbed my attention recently. They both really sparkle in comedic roles.

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Into the ring is such a blessing from the Kdrama gods. Gong myung+sera are soooo freaking cute. With all the sad sad real life things, this was timed perfectly.

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Prison Playbook was perfect!

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Waiting for next Thursday….. Ugh one episode a week is really really hard. Till then https://youtu.be/Lt4AkjpHNZw. The original version of Lonely night. $hospital playlist

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