Beanie level: Water maid

#2024DramaSummary
Doctor Cha: Surprisingly meaty, and a lot of fun despite a few missteps. Kim Byung-Chul the MVP of the drama despite playing one of the most awful characters I’ve ever watched, lol.

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    He is a good actor. I hated him in Goblin too. 😅

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      I haven’t seen Goblin yet but someday I will! I didn’t realize he was in it. He played despicable very well here in Doctor Cha so I’ll look forward to watching him in Goblin when I get to it.

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    🙋‍♀️ just finished that drama too!!
    It was a very enjoyable watch for me!

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      Agreed, it was a nice drama to tune into every evening and I really enjoyed the characters’ journey. 🙂

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#2023DramaSummary
My Runway: Short and hilarious little web series! I do love a good body-swap premise, and the cast really sold this zany story. Just the thing to make me laugh and lift my spirits.

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#2023DramaSummary
Hospital Playlist: A tour de force! Fantastic cast, great music & too many memorable moments to count. Pathos, humor, compassion, HP has it all! Officially in love with Jo Jung Suk😍

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    Wow two back to back posts talking about completely different older dramas but praising the same actor what are the chances? I love him too. Hospital Playlist will always be in my top ten, alongside Prison Playbook and Reply 1988.

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      I’ve never watched Prison Playbook or Reply 1988 though I’ve heard enough wonderful things about them that I’ll have to check them out at some point. And I’d seen JJS in Oh My Ghostess but his character there seems flat in comparison to Ik-Jun! 😀 He’s incredibly talented though, I would watch him in just about anything now.

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#2023DramaSummary
Unlock My Boss: Fun until the last three episodes ruined it- unnecessary character death, shift in tone, too much chaebol intrigue & backstabbing made this a big disappointment.

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    We were all hoping it was a fake out when we were live watching, it was so unnecessary.

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      Argh, I can’t imagine how frustrating it would been to live watch this. Very, very unnecessary. Glad I’m not the only one who was disappointed. 😣

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        When you watch after the drama is no longer on air do you read the weecaps and comments section? It can be a worthwhile experience, so you don’t feel like you missed out.

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          I do read the recaps while watching, and sometimes the comments section too, though not always. When a drama is older I feel a little silly commenting sometimes, but once in awhile I just can’t help myself.

          Before I even start watching a show I’ll read the first and last recaps to get a sense for whether or not it’s worthwhile. I always read the recapper’s final thoughts and gauge their satisfaction level, along with various comments from around the web. Even so it’s hard to avoid the occasional disappointment. Yes, I clearly put a lot of effort into my drama watching 😄

          (Please disregard deleted comment, accidentally posted while it was half-written, where’s an edit feature when you need one?!)

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            I like your approach to watching, I become very frustrated with live watches because there is so little to go on so it’s hard to avoid some duds when making choices to avoid certain elements. I hated dropping dramas so would watch something to the bitter end even when it was annoying me but now I have given myself permission to walk away it’s made all the difference. Watching older dramas is definitely the better way but I love the banter in the comments.

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#2023DramaSummary
Would You Like a Cup of Coffee: A sweet, quiet, thoughtful show, just what I needed lately. Love the friendship between the two men, and getting to know the regulars too. Lovely!

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    I love this kind of drama and hope to see more like it in 2023. Have you seen Twelve nights? It has similar pacing re getting to know the characters.

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    I loved this drama, and episode 5 (the one with the coffee machine) was probably one of the best episodes in 2021 dramaland. Happy you joined the love for this cute little drama.

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      Definitely a sweet little drama! I’m so glad I found it, too 🙂 It was a refreshing change from all of the over-the-top dramas and angsty forced conflicts that so many shows fall back on. And the cast was great!

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    It is a nice watching. Sometimes it looked more like a fiction documentary or something like that. It’s a slice of life in the absolute sense of the term.

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#2022DramaSummary
Never Give Up: One of my new all-time fave dramas. Beautiful story of found family, friendship, & how small acts of kindness can have a ripple effect. KDW steals the show as Pil-Su!

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#2022DramaSummary
Once Upon a Small Town: Like cotton candy- not very substantial, but fun and sweet. Beautiful scenery, & IMO Choo Young-Woo is someone to watch. Could have done with 90% less ajummas

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#2022DramaSummary
Encounter/Boyfriend: Beautifully atmospheric, this felt more like an art film than a Kdrama. Gorgeously subtle writing, gorgeous leads, gorgeous cinematography. Truly a cut above!

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#2022DramaSummary
Business Proposal: Sharp and clever, full of so much tropey goodness! The ending didn’t quite live up to the early eps, but still lots of fun with likable leads and a good cast.

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#2022DramaSummary
Sound of Magic: A sweet, uplifting journey of magic & hope. Though not without its flaws (the crime subplot was just baaad) Ji ChangWook and Choi SunEun really made the show shine 💖

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#2022DramaSummary
Forecasting Love & Weather: Introspective look at love & family in its many forms. Great ensemble cast. I’m a weather nerd, too, so probably another reason that I enjoyed this show.

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#2022DramaSummary
Mr. Queen: What a ride! Brilliant, hilarious, exciting and so much fun. Shin Hye-Sun’s performance was absolutely brilliant – the show wouldn’t have worked without her.

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#2022DramaSummary
Touch Your Heart: Sweet, fun, and utterly charming. Yoo Inna & Lee Dong-Wook elevated an average premise into a heartfelt & believable romance. Great supporting cast, too.

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After rewatching Live Up to Your Name and I’m pretty sure I ❤️ Kim Nam-Gil even more than I did the first time around.

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#2022DramaSummary
Leverage: So much fun! HUGE fan of the original US show, so went in with high standards – loved that they took the basic themes and ideas and gave them that unique Dramaland twist.

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Rewatched My Love From the Star for the first time in too many years. My first ever Kdrama, it’s still just as fantastic now as it was the first time. Jianna Jun & Kim Soo-Hyun are just magic together

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#2021DramaSummary
Another Miss Oh: Interesting premise, disappointing execution, & a chore to watch by the end. Bright spots were Soo-Kyung/Jin-Sang & their oddball ‘romance’. Ye Ji Won is a treasure.

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#2021DramaSummary
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: Not perfect but fun. A study of the healing power of community & dimples. KSH was fantastic, and Lee SangYi & Kim YoungOk were standouts as well. Lovely scenery

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#2021DramaSummary
One More Time: Groundhog Day meets Kdrama in webseries form. It’s a little different from a lot dramas and an interesting character study on our two leads. A fun and fast watch.

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Hello, Me: (cont.) Great cast- the 2 Ha-Nis are magic. Refreshing, well-rounded characters- it’s a pleasure to watch them evolve & grow. Love the increasing number of non-toxic male leads in dramaland

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