Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

What an amazing friend… I love this character so much!

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This looked like a scene from an anime… The colors, the sunset, the silhouettes… so perfect!
Trulli

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Started Extraordinary Attorney Woo and wanted to ask, does this have a happy ending or a bad ending?
Not in a mood to watching anything with sad ending! Tiny ending spoiler is welcome please

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    If you check out the weecaps you might see something in the final weecap summary or the comments that helps with your decision as sometimes if there are a lot of posts yours can get missed. You could also post on todays open thread for a guaranteed response.

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    Personally loved it, but majority were disappointed with the OTP breakup (but not to the extent of 2521). Definitely worth a watch.

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    Definitely not a bad ending.

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    Some things are left a bit open but it’s a happy ending for all.

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    Happy ending.

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    Definitely a drama to enjoy through and through.

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Hello beanies,

Long time no see. What\’s new in dramaland? Hope you all doing good…

For the first time, I am taking a detour from writing or discussing on a Kdrama over here to post about the last series I finished watching recently, which wasn\’t a kdrama. I wanted to write down my recent experience with Turkish drama for a change over here.

I found myself having lots of DNFs in my kdrama list this year that I just gave up on kdramas and got busy dabbling in Turkish series for a change… and it was the best decision I made!!!!

Vatanim Sensin It was my second Turkish drama, 2 season, 59 episodes with 2.30 hours each… Yes, I was beyond committed when I dived into this masterpiece. Or more like I got hooked since the 1st ep. I took an impulse decision when I came across a small YouTube clip one day and decided to try it. Kdramas were boring my soul, so I went into this without realizing that it was 59 freaking episode with 2 and half hours each!!!! Cant stop emphasizing on that fact because If I knew it beforehand I wouldnt have started it, but I am so glad that I didnt bother checking for once. I cant imagine missing out on this gem!

I had little encounter with Turkish series. I have only watched one in my life. The first and last one was Aci Hayat in 2008 when I came across it on TV accidentally one cold lonely winter night. It was so makjang that I remember watching it for the chaos and drama that unfolded. It rivaled Mexican telenovelas lol!!! And the best or dumb part was I didn\’t have a clue what was going on since I dont Turkish neither there was any subtitles.There was no other channel on my TV and this drama was all there was to kill those isolated days. But thats the love of art right? It transcends borders and language barriers. Later, when the internet became a permanent prescence in my life, I went back and watched that drama with subtitles and was happy to know that I did get most of the story onscreen right…

Anyway, back to Vatanim Sensin. This show was beautiful. Brilliant and a Masterpiece.

I was blown away by it, by how well directed, scripted and casted this entire show was. No wonder it had 59 episodes of 2.30 hours!!! bcoz this drama deserved it to be that long. Every character was brilliant and casted so well like…. ahh.. I feel so short with words to describe it all and put those feelings into words. Cinematography, BGM and dialogues…. oh the dialogues… there were like poetry! I found myself rewinding so many scenes so that I could read those dialogues like I would do with a poem. It was mesmerizing and thought provoking.

On to the couples in this series… I could write sonnets on that topic because wow!!! Star-crossed-lovers/enemy-to-lovers trope set in period drama with Military uniforms and brilliant characters?!! Yes, it was my catnip and I was in heaven. The enemy to lover trope was done so brilliantly, this couple have set the ultimate bar for me. Hello! Elizabeth and Darcy, please step back for a moment!

After finishing this series it made me realize that I have been watching kdramas for such a long long time that my mind have been programmed and gotten so used to the k-drama arc setting and storyline. That I finally realized why I ended up with a lot of DNFs with k-dramas. My brain was bored.

Bored with how most kdramas were predictable and offered the bare minimum to me recently. And even the brilliant ones that came out, they only came once so rarely. And I wish they werent so rare but flooded in.

So in short, I watched a turkish drama to cure my kdrama boredom syndromes lately and it worked like magic.

I just wanted to share this experience with fellow beanies and would love recommending this series who havent watched it like me. I know its 59 episodes and 2.30 hours each (cant stress enough on that), but it was worth it all… I feel thoroughly spoiled after watching this series. If anyone else having good turkish drama recommendation, please send them my way. My future looks like a deep dive into turkish series!

And, back to k-dramas… I see Lee Jong Suk is back in town!!Yay!! Cant wait to catch up with that and also to see that a Hyun Bin movie is on the horizon!!! Double Yaayy! I am indeed feeling very happy.

Hope you all doing great and stay safe yall!

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    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a Turkish drama. And that’s mainly because of their episode count otherwise they are quite quality dramas. For their local audience it’s no big deal I guess because they air like a kdrama does. 2 hours each week, just one episode though. The high number of episodes means it’s one drama divided into two seasons or a rather fitting word would be part since it’s the same thing but just with a short rest time. So I guess the way they arrange episodes may have never bothered the local audience hence, they stick to that formula. I’m seeing this is a Halit Ergenc show so I’ll direct you to one. And also because you liked Bloody Heart. His show right before this one is one of my favorite historical with deliciously gray characters, Muhtesem Yuzyil. All episodes are available on Youtube. But it may look slightly dated because it aired in from 2010 to 2014 and has a whopping 139 episodes.
    For a recent Turkish drama, I really enjoyed Midnight in Pera Palace. It’s a Netflix show and will probably have a few seasons but the first one at least quite good.

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      Yaa i kinda guessed that they must have aired one episode every week. I was surprised bcoz my dumbass failed to notice it was 2 plus hours until I was 40 mins into first ep. Haha

      And thanks for the recommendation. Muhtesem yuzil sounds exactly what I would love. 139 episode!! wow… I need all the free time for that. Will def check it out. And Midnight in Pera Palace, I have added that while browsing through Netflix. Def on the watch list. Thanks once again. Also, which Turkish drama is ur all time fav if you got any or which one would you say that one must def watch? Also, would love if u could recommend a romantic/rom com Turkish Drama too if u got any.

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    Thanks for sharing your write up it sounds like it was just what you needed. I think the reason a lot of people are watching K dramas is because they are offering something their home country dramas arent so maybe it is time for your brain to be stimulated elsewhere.
    What platform did you use to view it?

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      You are welcome 😊
      And yes, indeed. I am glad I stopped k drama for a while else if I had continued, I may have stopped watching forever. So this was nice break.

      I watched it on Turkish123. I couldn’t find it on Netflix/amazon and other platforms, so googled and watched it from that site. Since I am a noob I dont know which are the best sites to watch Turkish dramas yet.

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    I’m watching my first Turkish show Siyah Beyaz Ask (Black and White Love aka Price of Passion) on Disney+. Just like you, I was having a hard time sitting through kdramas, and I clicked on this by mistake. Best mistake I made.
    Surprise is a mild word when I found out each episode is almost 2.5 hours long. This show has 32 episodes, enemies to lovers trope. The couple’s chemistry is so amazing, I have to hold my breath every time they are on screen.
    I am also loving deciphering a new culture and a different style of storytelling. So many times I expect kdrama tropes to kick in, and it feels so fresh when they don’t.
    Ah I’m such a happy beanie right now.

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      Fellow happy beanie!!! hahaha someone who gets me word for word!!! I felt like I ghost wrote this. I am so excited to discover more Turkish dramas as I go searching for more.

      And enemy to lovers trope you say? Def checking this one out too… Like you, I was the same holding my breath every time the couple from the series I watched was onscreen. The chemistry was insane! I couldn’t get enough of them.

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    Long time no see indeed! Hope you’re doing well!

    Lately I’ve heard more and more positive comments about Turkish dramas ….. the ones they don’t cancel after 4 episodes though, because apparently that happens a lot.

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      Yes, thank you. Been in a good space for a while now. Thank God
      Hope u doing good as well!

      yaa, I have seen many comments already with many series where fans are complaining about cancellation. I am guessing it has to do with how the ratings are maybe? No clue as of yet

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Watching Beyond Evil and at Ep 9…. this drama really loves its plot twists haan?

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🔥🔥🔥🔥

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Ahhh sooooo good!!!

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Everyone is suspicious in this drama and I love it!

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Liked the first two eps of Link!
The mystery behind the murder is really intriguing.
And I hope they won\’t drag the may be a \”sister-brother\” relationship & do a DNA test or something by next ep.

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    It’s definitely fresh! I was surprised because I was expecting a fairly standard rom com, but really enjoyed the twists. It’s much more interesting like this. Everyone looks so suspicious!

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In my currently watch list, there are 6 dramas!!
I am kinda amazed at myself and also mainly jobless

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Love All Play had done it! Made me hate a female lead… the first ever in a kdrama for me and mind you, I have been watching shitty dramas, mediocore dramas, good dramas and great dramas since 2007!

So when I say, i disliked a FL… i dont say it lightly!

I disliked Taeyang in this Ep 13 so much it surprised me. All I could think was that, Taeyang only went back to Taejun bcoz Jungyoung msgd her? So she wouldn’t have gone back if not?

Ok, here I go once again! Taejun deserves someone far better, someone who will put him first rather than someone else’s happiness. Like Taejun said “She love Jungyoung more”! And he doesnt need to be that, when all his life he lived in his sisters shadow.

For gods sake the boy didnt even know his knee was hurting… he looked broken and ready to give up everything and I hated seeing him so lost. And for what? Why did he have to suffer in all of this when he didnt even do anything wrong? Huh!!

I hated the ending of this episode. I wanted Taejun to just walk away from Taeyang… for he didnt deserve all of this. Somehow for the first time yet again, I hated a reconilation of ML’s in kdrama. Seriously, Love All Play had done the unthinkable to me.

I badly wish this drama had the ending of 25-21 instead of a HEA…

*End of rant*

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    Wow, I bet you are glad you got it off your chest, looks like you were like me you couldnt wait for the recap to post your reaction! Do you think you will stick with it, pause or walk away completely?

    Tae joon is a special kind of man who has carried a lot for a very long time. I was concerned then he said that his issues with the family were down to him and his reaction to their gift/behaviour and I wondered if this was part of him trying to make sense of why he was considered less than by his family. It was just as much a red flag as Tae yang asking for sex when all she needed was a cuddle.

    I know very few men are shown with this level of hurt its usually the female lead carrying it usually as part of the noble idiocy badge of honour. His acting is on point and he has captured the emotional pain perfectly even his nemesis Jung hwan and sister are concerned about him.

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      Sorry for the late reply, but only 2 more episodes to go, so I will stick around and finish it off… the magic of this drama I felt in the initial episodes is long gone. I am only sticking around for Taejoon. And yes there were no lines from his character talking about his pain and hurt but CJH have done a fabulous job of portraying it on screen.

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So good…♥️💕😭

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I need MORE!!! I want more!!!
I know I sound like a broken record every single week, but I cant help it! So damn good and ep 8 has been the best so far! What a strong FL *chefs kiss*

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    I didn’t post this week because that’s exactly what I thought, I’ll sound like a broken record 😂 but seriously every episode urges you to just go and spazz about the show.

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Never expected to be rooting for the Villian aka Jang Hyuk in Bloody Hearts when I tuned into watch this drama.
Easily one of the best cunning villains I have seen in kdrama after a long long time

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    Ikr. This show has my heart. I actually want Left State Counsellor Park and Jeong to form a team against Lee Tae.
    Jang Hyuk is killing it playing a multidimensional villain. And I am loving it.

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25-21 have scared me sooo much that I am skeptical about watching Love All Play!
Even though I badly want to start it, I dont want to get burned again…

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I love this drama already!
What a show, what a cast and above all…
what a clever clever villian! I am more invested in seeing the villains antics than the ML’s. The king really needs to step up his game if he plans to outbest him.
Jang Hyuk is just killing it!🔥

Also, the cinematography of this show is outstanding!👏🏼

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    Jang Hyuk does the best villains! I can’t help but secretly root for his character.

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Son Ye Jin x Hyun Bin official wedding shots of happily every after looks so incredibly beautiful!! 🥰♥️🦋🌈🎉

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Congratulations on your wedding!???!!!!
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!
Seriously?! ahhhhhhh

What is this pain I am feeling right now?!!!!!!!!! dkjglsdjklhsgdk

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    Cue the tears for finale next week.

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    This episode was a heartbreaker all around. We’ve known since the beginning that Yi-jin and Hee-do weren’t endgame but that was still quite the ending.

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      I think this episode solidified that niggling feeling in me that wondered if these two would be the end game. I dont think they will. Every little gesture, mentioning, AND that congratulations speech rally point to them not being the end game. I suspect this romantic relationship to be brief but memorable as the first love experience for HD.

      Ill be glad if they end up together though. Regardless of everything, I just hope the show delivers and continued to be fun like this for the remaining eps.

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        Yeah, it looks like their romantic relationship will end at 2521. It’s possible present Hee-do is divorced and they meet up, kind of an open ending. I don’t care about present Hee-do though, and I would hope that Yi-jin found love and had a family of his own.

        This drama hasn’t disappointed me once. I just want the remaining two episodes to stay true to the characters, regardless of who ends up together.

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    And saying all that with those eyes!!! They hold respect for eachother but their eyes tell me they still hold love too, or was it longing or nostalgia?

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      It looked like all of the above to me. I was thinking hey you two, those are some soulful looks you are exchanging on television.

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    but the preview for next week is giving me hope!!!????

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      previews are often misleading…. and happy previews make me feel very anxious. If it was a very ominous one then I would have been more happy. Whereas, next weeks preview seems too good to be true… like showing us what they were together and then bam, she got married to someone else!!

      But I still have hope that this drama is playing and they really the end game… I am hanging on to it! *fingers crossed*

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    An almost broken heart, perhaps.

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Miss this smile… ♥️

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Does anyone know what is the status of this drama? Initially the premier date was set in March, but still no news or article promoting it. Any updates?

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    I think it will air after the drama Again My Life that will start the 8th April. So, in June?

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    Rumor say June. The director got infected by Covid so that probably a reason for the delay… He recently returned as main director as they still filmed with temporally directors.

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