Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Ready, Set, Love (Thai) Ep 1 and 2 – First Impressions

Availability – Netflix US

Easy, fun romcom… I liked the premise and I think its fun! A premise where there are only 400 odd men left in the world (aka Thailand.. lol)! (not really a spoiler). The leads meet-cute in toilet was hilarious, because she is from the outside world (with only women) and never seen a urinal.. lol.. Urinals are shown as planter boxes in real world..
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The whole reality show to match up women with the few men is so wacky.. The games are silly but not boring.

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@lapislazulii Blue likes Blue!!! He is cute! He is already giving the looks!
Both Belle and Blue are really good here..

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    I love that you’re doing a mini first impressions on it – would love to see your thoughts throughout the series too/or a mini review at the end!! And also haha BLUE LIKES BLUE – believe it or not I did think of you when I googled the actor and found out his nickname was Blue.

    Highkey the show reminded me of like a campy rom-com Hunger Games 😂 AND the dance bit – your second GIF – had me equal parts laughing hard whilst also feeling the second hand embarrassment 😂

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      I like that the show is embracing it’s silliness. That dance was so ridiculous I was laughing. He even did a countdown!! Lol.
      I love how Thai actors pick any word form English for their English names! Bright, Off, New, Push, Son, Blue!!

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      I thought it was like Squid Game meets Hunger Games. I liked some things but overall I don’t think I’d recommend it

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I miss him already! The many faces of Park Su-Ho!! (Gifs stolen from tumblr)
😍😍😍💙💙💙




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    😍😍😍 indeed. What else is there left to say?

    (Beanies pls say more so I can agree with it. LOL)

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    I wonder if that first photo is from a BTS? I don’t recall him smiling like that in the show, but from non-KF videos I’ve seen of him he does have a fantastic smile that lights up his whole face!

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      Oh. That was his first time seeing Yeo-Hwa! She drops the cookies (which she was hiding) on ground and picks them up while cursing??
      He was totally charmed then!!

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        Went back and saw that scene. Episode 1 minute 37. He laughs seeing her hide the cookies 😅🥰

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          I’m going to check it out again. I’d forgotten about that scene! This drama is definitely getting a rewatch later this year!

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        It was hilarious that he was the only one who noticed her cursing and blowing off the dirt from the cookies.😄

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    He was really good in Golden Spoon too. The best thing of this drama.

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    Omg that first grin! He smiled less and less as the show went on poor thing 😔

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    That first smile was very memorable indeed. @claire2009 some S.M.I.L.E.S. for you. 😍

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    Until this drama, I don’t think I had ever seen this actor before. Thanks to this show, I’m glad I know him now! 🙂

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Dr. Slump: PSH Is killing it!! Absolutely loving her in this role. I totally believe her character is depressed and struggling… What a fantastic episode! Did not expect this for an Ep 8 end!

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    So… I have no watched those 2 episodes yet (but social media feed has already spoiled the ending of ep 8 for me) and I’d like to say: It didn’t come completely unexpected to me. I’m sure there are more aspects of ep 7 and 8 that might reveal some progression in her mood, but Haneul has been keeping herself busy with the trial for and trying to figure out what her feelings for Jeongwoo were up until… well definitely until ep6. I’ve seen on social media that the trial has been resolved.

    So, I’m sort of thinking that in good Haneul’s form, she’s been focusing on other things to mask her own needs again. And now that those smoke fires are resolved, she’s left with her initial needs and unresolved mental health problems… and it hurts even more because Jeongwoo could sort out his situation but she couldn’t (because she’s been ignoring her situation) and she feels even more like a failure. (something that I thought Jeongwoo would feel too, given the glimpses we got of his family and fake friends not caring about him throughout his life).

    Anyway, I probably should watch the last 2 episodes before commenting!

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    Yes, absolutely marvellous performance!

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Knight Flower Ep 12: Live watch… SPOILERS in comments

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Doctor Slump Ep 7:
Wut?!! Did they just wrap up the whole Macau mystery! Are we free from this henceforth?
I am still suspicious of that friend.
Also, I don’t know why they cast Yoon Park for this role if he is only going to get 4 minutes an episode. And who cast this second female lead? She really brings down the drama. Both character and actor. She had zero chemistry with Yoon Park. She jumps to conclusions all the time. Why did the writers put in so little thought for second leads when clearly they knew how to write romance for main leads??

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    I feel like there is more to the story and suspect that hyung still had something to do with it. Maybe he was the one who suggested to the mafia guy to send his niece to Jung Woo and frame him. He looked like he was worried/guilty about something when the police came into the courtroom. He closes his eyes for a long time like he was bracing himself for something like expecting to get arrested. Maybe his backstory will come out.

    Hopefully the falling out with DaeYoung was one-sided and these two will meet and the bromance can begin. It seems like Jung Woo was going to take the call if that mom hadn’t interfered and now Jung Woo may feel guilty and reach out.

    Agree the 2nd FL is hard to like and I hope she has a character growth arc.

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    I am happy they are done with the case. It was plain boring with the repeated scenes of TV reporting. We can move on to OTP healing and bromance/friendship of Ha Neul/Jung Woo/Dae Young. They have 9 more episodes to do everyone good and make viewers happy.

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    I really appreciate a secondary / multiple love lines. Hopefully it will get better. 🤞

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Knight Flower 11: Should I prepare myself for a \’no kiss\’ ending… Crying in a corner.

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    I suspect there won’t be one, but they’ve done such a great job with the romance so far that I’m guessing it won’t be as disappointing as it might be in another drama. Maybe we’ll be surprised!

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      I’ll take the chemistry any day. If they are married, I’ll expect a kiss and the whole 9 yards, but I’m dreaming here. LOL
      This show wasn’t marketed as a romance, but the romance is stronger than typical rom-coms.

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        Yeah. I got in to the show expecting action and comedy, and eventually a lot of palace politics. So I am pleasantly surprised with the romance that sneaked in and turned out to be absolutely fantastic. It’s been a joy watching them. So yeah, I will be happy if they just hold hands and walk together freely.

        No one loves like Park Su Ho! What a precious boy he is!!

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          LJW is so good with this character that it’s hard not to project these charming characteristics onto the actor himself lol 😉

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    I’m always reminded of the Goblin’s bride and her encouraging “Ppoppo-ye”. 😉

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Queen of Divorce : \’Not\’ SML syndrome

Disclaimer: I probably am not making sense.

I won\’t call it a second lead syndrome, but I am strangely fascinated by this dude here. Partially due to the fan fiction I am writing in my head.
The drama did a bad job writing him. There is so much potential. Even with this writing, this dude is bringing some delicious second lead angst to the show.
Did he have to be the murderer – nope.
Did he have to try and strangle his ex-wife – NOPE.

But, then you see him flipping and telling his staff to release her by morning, you can tell he loves her in his own convulated way.

This can\’t be the face of the man who tried to kill his ex-wife a few hours back right? He literally lost his cool when he heard the fire truck and saw smoke. He rushed to the scene. Only to see this..

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He could have been a messed up chaebol son with mommy issues… but, they made him a dumb murderer..

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Did I hear his heart break???
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p.s. It must be those tailored suits right?? Or was it the abs in Ep 1?

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    I agree with you Blue and feel his character has been ripped off. This would of been a great show if this character had been written well. He can clearly act, looks good but sadly his plot line is so repetitive and cliche the poor guy just keeps going in circles. I wish we would get some kind of back story of their (FL) relationship as I really can’t understand why they are together in the first place (before she found out she was pregnant) and how the ML was involved.
    I feel like dropping this but love the ML, he is so heartwarming.

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      Ep 6 was the right time to show us the backstory. It seems like all three were from the same law school and he (chaebol) fell for our spunky FL. Their love triangle started in college. but yeah, we also need to know how she ended up with him. Why is the show denying us this??
      Clearly, she did know him and gets him. And we see the tension every time they meet.

      It’s just a poorly written show. I didn’t like the kiss either, as she was clearly doing it for a reason.

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        I didn’t like the kiss either, she was exploiting him in that moment and on top of that she knows he really likes her, he does so many little things for her, so to do that was cruel.

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    So … when are we getting to read that fan fiction. 😊
    I think the problem is that the SML role is something that Kang Ki-young would ordinarily do and kill it … just like Oh Min Suk is doing right now. His acting is above the writing and is making him shine. I’m low-key antsy that he’s doing what KKY has been doing his entire career … be the best part of a drama. 😂

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    It would be nice to get a “story” but 🤷‍♀️

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    and also such a glorious dead fish expression kiss… Not a single cell was passionate about it, so the only possible explanation is she went it right after eating a bag of raw garlic and didn’t brush her teeth. (and frankly, I feel you, Ki-joon, but you can gift her a bunch of Colgate tubes arranged like a rose bouquet.)

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    I know what you mean. The ex-husband’s character has the most charisma in the whole show–even more than the adorably cute ML. However, he’s such a dangerously portrayed and written character–a charismatic narcissist. His love for FL seems based more on his power over her–whenever she is with him, he can dominate and abuse her and he “loves her” only when he can’t have her. We have yet to see a scene (unless it was in this week’s shows I haven’t watched because I dropped the show) where she is happy with him. The attractive narcissist’s appeal is strong, and here, the writers are playing with it a show that is neither a psychological exploration of that dynamic and how to break free (which I could have maybe watched) or a full-on comedy. What was awful was that every time the FL is with the ex, the dynamic always became him being sinister and controlling and her being small and belittled instead of the supposedly kickass person she became after she left him. The show does a very dangerous thing of romanticizing this abusive dynamic (but he loves her!). The drama casted this ex both very well and very poorly because of his charisma.

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      As the episodes progressed the show wasn’t sure what to do with his character.
      Like you said they are not exploring this at all. Even after he tried to kill her she is like ‘ok fine. I won’t go to cops since there was no evidence. Because staying at crime scene when the fire truck and medical help came would have helped instead they flee’. And given how flat everyone else is, I am naturally enjoying his scenes more even though it’s messed up.
      Thanks for clarifying this. The narcissist charisma.

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        I struggle with the overall logic of the show… This is ultimately poorly written altogether, everyone feels a little bit off all the time.

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This is totally crazy! Lol. Not sure if there is enough nugget meat to fill 16 episodes. But I would still watch it.

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    OMAGA. I canNOT wait. These are some of my favorite performers EVAR.

    From Moving to THIS.
    From LTNS to THIS.
    And, ok, from My Demon to THIS (not that big a move), but also NP, she gets turned into a foodstuff real fast.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t end up being about the nature of human existence as understood through the lens of a father accidentally eating the nugget at the end with the screen then fading directly to black.

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      Ok, I am ON BOARD for the gleeful weirdness of this! Just so long as it’s fun weird, and not existential weird. 😂

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        Love how they’re not talking but shouting during the second half of this teaser. This is better than I could have ever imagined! 🤣🤣🤣

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          LOL.. there were clear instructions to talk louder.. wonder why? Nuggets have hearing issues?
          I hope it remains wacky weird in a simple way. I just want to laugh. We will find out.. Delighted to have company!!

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      Or, alternatively, about the necessity of supporting your child after she’s left the nest
      Or, providing the “special sauce” your daughter needs to thrive
      Or, loving your daughter through thick and thin (breading)

      If it doesn’t get sentimental, it could be very funny!

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    Thank you I saw this on Instagram and wanted to share but I was having problems accessing the site until the last couple of hours so many glitches😒 It looks much better than I originally thought but it can’t seriously be 16 episodes this would be great as a 4-8 episode max drop.

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    I might have to question my life choices if I watch this 😜 On the other hand, it’s doubtful we’ll be able complain that it’s a recycled story, lol.

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    Oh this looks crazy fun! Thanks for the link to the preview!

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OMG! I have been thinking where I have seen Lee Jong Won before!! He was the hot Barista in Unfamiliar Family!! (that is before Hosplay )

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You two!! @bbstl @spazmo

Top : Hyun Bin (very bb looks from My Name is Kim Sam Soon)
Bottom : Jae Hee (He was the male lead in the 2005 drama ‘Delightful girl Chun Hyang)

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Knight Flower Ep 10

Park Su Ho\’s crisis!! Oh you poor baby!

I know my priorities… I am not sending you to tomb-watching

Nooooo!! Not to Qing… NEVER
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HyungNim! Do something!! Find a way for her to stay. Do you want to see me cry??

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    That face in the last picture! I actually rewound and paused when I was watching just to look at it. Omg, he is so good with the facial expressions. Perfect little brother behavior too. 🥰

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    My heart can’t take it! No older brother can say no to that face. I need the court drama to be resolved like yesterday so we get more scenes of puppy love.

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    Thank you. You really capture the best of expressions. 😊👏

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Doctor Slump: OMG!! These two!! I am loving every scene they are together…
This cameo is hilarious.. I am seeing PSH in a new light!!

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    I want to keep the cameo spoiler-free.. But the whole peppers vs sausage was hilarious. His face!! He was ready to go bury himself alive.. lol..

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    LOL! that way she scanned him and his face!!
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      LOL! It was hilarious, the whole scene in the café as well. Him noticing her growing annoyance, and her smug look after he mentioned that she found the dissertation helping his case – just to be nonchalantly dismissed by Lee Sungkyung’s character 🤣
      Chapeau!!!

      And nice GIFs!!! 🫰👏

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      the shoulder check was hilarious HAHAHAH she threw her whole body into that!

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    For the first time in a long long time I actually like the character PSH is playing!

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Dotor Slump: Can he more dorkably awkward!! lol.

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    LOL! It was really adorkable 🤣 The way she got flustered and tried to help. 😂

    I feel like this OTT kind of comedy would usually not be for me, but in this show it works really well. It helps that they’re just so sweet together. 🫰

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Knight Flower Ep 9
These TWO!! So cute!! I lurves them!! That epilogue was all kinda adorable.. awwww… Park Su Ho, you heartie!

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    That gift-giving epilogue was the sweetest thing. I only wish we had more than two more episodes to see their relationship develop.

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      And to think I didn’t even know who the ML was when we started and was wondering if he could match up to Lee Hanee.

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        He is adorable. I love both his character and actor. There is something earnest and endearing about him. I like it when a ML falls first. And the way he reached a point of no return was done well. The actor captured the stages of his infatuation, admiration and love very well. And just like that he had accepted what she means to him, he is openly saying he wants to protect her and enjoys every interaction with her. And then he sends the loveliest snacks for her to eat. And sneaks in a flower!! 😍😍😍

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A killer Paradox

Ep 4, plot progression!
ok, it really got interesting now! I can\’t wait for the cat and mouse game to start!
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A killer Paradox
Not sure If I getting into the plot yet (too early to tell), but I am not here for the plot, am I?

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QoD Ep 3:
I am team Sa-Gi couple too! They are so cute!

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Marry my husband – rant

What the *** were these two episodes?. It was just so jarring. The writing, the editing everything felt off.

Firstly, I feel PMY is miscast here. Her random smiling in some scenes was taking me out of the story. Here is a ML who is saying with the softest eyes possible that he never had a girlfriend or never had chance for those experiences. And to that, she smiles happily and prettily? Why?
I also found the leads interaction a bit off. They kiss and then he kicks her out? What was I supposed to feel there?
And the angst – Whatever happened to this couple who would talk?

I did enjoy watching Su Min and Min Hwan being miserable. I want MIL also to get what she deserves. She is the reason her son turned out to be so awful. 

This ex-fiance?? She goes out of the way to hurt a woman who dated her ex?? And even after they broke up?
What is this cray cray character showing up in Ep 11???

And Ji-Hyuk has been pouring his heart out to grand father and he is drinking tea like he is not in this drama. What is his deal? What’s the point of this grandfather. Do something. Anything. Whatever happened to chaebol grandfathers collapsing and going to hospital. Atleast do that!!

And mother – why would she waste money on a woman she knew was trying to con her?
What was the point of this?

The only story arc I cared for was Manager Yang. It was heartbreaking that she got cancer. And it was interesting that the entire fate was repeating on her. Scum husband, cheating friend and cancer. I wish the show focussed more on how the leads save Yang and themselves rather than this stupid cray ex who makes NO SENSE.

Clearly, Su Min was holding this drama, and once they took the spotlight away from her the show tanked for me.

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    Well-said, my thoughts exactly!

    Sure seems like every relationship involves cheaters: her parents, her fiance, her best friend, her co-workers, her boyfriend–sigh! At least the cat seems ok–but maybe he stepped out to cheat and caused that car accident, ha!

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    >Whatever happened to chaebol grandfathers collapsing and going to hospital. Atleast do that!!

    🤣 thanks for making me laugh about it! Seriously, it felt like different writers to me too. Crazy ex shows up and she doesn’t even fight her for her man? Not to mention the cat! I’d give him at least one more chance just to stay with the cat 🙀

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    It seems like a makjang writer replaced the webtoon one. 😂

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    I agree with everyting you said. The grandfather severely disappointed me. I got the impression that he was okay with his son’s cheating since her wife was weak and sick anyway.

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    I couldn’t have put it better, I hated episode 12 and skipped several scenes (ex-fiancé and mum).

    My only highlight was the scene where Secretary Lee is sitting in the car watching Manager Yang and thinking about what to do.

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    Clearly, Su Min was holding this drama, and once they took the spotlight away from her the show tanked for me.

    Same in the webtoon.
    Except that the drama here felt the need to invent a villain to keep things engaging, while the webtoon embrace dullness voluptuously. Both failed IMO, so I agree whole-heartedly with your cry of rage.

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    @mayhemf Totally agreeing with you on this one!

    And I have to say, you made me laugh with the “chaebol grandfathers collapsing” line!

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    Yes yes yes.
    I have something similar in my notes.
    Why to go the cartoonish villain route when they have enough of more interesting stuff available? Two good villains and Fate to fight! Plus scumbag manager Kim.

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    One of the things I just can’t understand is that ML (aka the tall guy) doesn’t want to me with FL because he will die in a car accident in 2023. Well… it doesn’t make sense, if he’s worked hard to change FL future, why not trying changing his? And from this point on everything is stupid.

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    I love how well you’ve expressed all our grievances. A great start followed by a nose-dive is more disappointing than say having it makjang throughout. That way at least one knows whether one wants to see or not.

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Knight Flower: THIS SHOW IS A RIOT!! omg.I can’t!!!!.. I want this epic love triangle.. pffttt.. #plottwist

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WHY IS HE SO ADORKABLE!!!

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    LOL! That blind date escalated real quick.. hilarious

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      Classic. Gotta love his daughter 😂 „Are you cursing me right now?!?!“ 🤣

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        Lol. Dad and daughter! What a bunch.
        Why is he dating in this neighborhood.??
        I don’t have a date why is this old man on a blind date. ??

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    He has a daughter!!!
    So.. he is not only dorky… but a loving father as well! 😍

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