Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Below is my very unimpressive list of dramas I completed in 2020. There were definitely a lot of good dramas airing. I just kept spoiling myself, because I’m terrible with keeping up with dramas as they’re airing. I mean, I started over twenty dramas that aired last year, but I’m still slowly getting through them.

I’m hoping this year I’ll be able to keep up with live-watching better (and to stop actively seeking out spoilers because I’m impatient).

K-Drama’s Completed in 2020

Okay, so most of these are web dramas, so they might not even technically count. Oh well.

*Crash Landing on You
Dear My Name
*Love Buzz
Mute
*My Holo Love
SF8: Blink
*SF8: Joan’s Galaxy
SF8: Manxin
SF8: The Prayer
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
*Timing
Two Lights: Relumino

Key:
* = dramas I would rewatch
dramas that came out in 2020
my most-liked dramas released in 2020

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“A Piece Of Your Mind” To Be Shortened By 4 Episodes

Well this is a… disappointment. I’m assuming it’s due to the low ratings. I actually like A Piece of Your Mind better than I’ll Find You On a Beautiful Day. (I know, I know. Where did my taste go?) FYI, I’ve only watched the first 3 episodes of each, so these opinions may very well change.

Just hope the rest of the drama doesn’t suffer because of this decision.

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    I’m sorry but NOOOOO. I thought Korea doesn’t do this! Just when I was starting to really like this pairing!

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      I don’t think it happens often, but maybe because it’s a TVN drama (which usually gets quite good ratings), they decided to do this. Either way, of course it has to be a drama that I’m kind of loving so far.

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        They were probably expecting more with these two at the head. I guess. I dont know how big they are in Korea (only how big they are in my heart. which is pretty dang big.) All kidding aside, I thought that both of their most recent dramas got good ratings. They were probably expecting more. (I blame JiSoo and her stupid face)

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    I want to think it may not be a bad thing actually, because maybe the number of weird things happening in the show with all the weird characters (which I ADORE) may be reduce to a number I’m not confused all the time.
    And maybe some plotlines I don’t really get may have to be explained sooner (landlady and tenant strange relationship, strange ahjumma who has to post on IG at specific hours, InWook not talking about dead wife…).

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Does anyone know if Kingdom is planned for more than 2 seasons? I don’t usually start ‘currently airing’ shows because of the risk of cancellation.

And it’s Netflix, so even more of a risk.

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    I believe it was always planned as 3 short seasons.

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      Oh, okay. Thanks! I’ll probably wait until the 3rd season to watch then. Really not liking Netflix’s model of dragging K-dramas out.

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Here is the list of dramas I completed in 2019. Very short and only 1 bean. I did start many dramas, but none seemed to really keep my interest. Here’s hoping to a better 2020! Italicized dramas were released in ’19. Dramas with a * are ones I’d rewatch.

*The Boy Next Door
Everything and Nothing
Her Private Life
How to Hate You
*Love Buzz (just rewatched this one today)
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
Persona
*Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Thirty But Seventeen

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Question: I’m thinking of downgrading my Viki Pass Plus plan to the Pass Standard plan. What dramas would I still have access to? There’s a section on Viki Pass Standard with about 50 shows listed. Is that all I would have access to? Hoping that’s not the case, because most of those aren’t dramas I’m really interested in.

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    Many of the Big 3 (KBS/SBS/MBC) dramas and variety shows might not be available under Standard Plan.

    I know Extraordinary You and the currently airing 2D1N are currently locked under Standard.

    For sure, tvN and jtbx dramas are unlocked under Standard, so are the movies.

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    Anything that’s on/will be on Kocowa is what is blocked for standard. There’s more dramas you have access to than listed. Idk what that’s about. Their search function needs to be better.

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      That’s a little more reassuring. I can always give it a try and switch back if I need to.

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Thought some of you might enjoy this. Randomly found this ASMR library scene for Extraordinary You. I find these nice for studying, reading, etc.

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Tale of Nok-du will be on Viki!

\”Kim So Hyun’s next role will be in the upcoming drama “Tale of Nok-Du,” which premieres September 30 and will be available on Viki with English subtitles.” (Soompi article)

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Though some of you might enjoy this one. Sorry if it’s been posted already.

Quite beautiful editing and love the choice of song. It’s definitely more sad, so be warned.

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    hank you for sharing this beautiful compilation!!! What more can I say but just feeling completely engrossed and affected by this most epic love story. 😭😭😭😭

    Watching this video I am struck again by how wonderful Xiao Zhan and Wang YiBo are interpreting these two characters.

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    Wow! This fan-made video was very well done! 👏

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Just leveled up to Eunuch in drag! Kind of unexpected actually since I don\’t post much other than on the weekly recap and the beanie wall…

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Apparently Conan O’Brien did a scene with Jang Nara for a drama called “One More Happy Ending”. You can find the clip that aired in the drama on YouTube. Thought I’d share after seeing someone post some clips of his show.

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    Most random cameo ever 😂

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      Yes, it definitely was.

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      Conan did a episode of Conan Without Borders and this was part of the episode. He also had Steven Yuen make a appearance and it was hilarious.

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        I know. He did it while I was live watching this drama. That’s why it’s so random. 😂

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        I was watching the Greenland videos yesterday. The weather report was killing me.🤣🤣🤣

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    I watched One More Happy Ending but forgot this happened. Thanks for the reminder! 😂

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    I’m a Conan fan (saw him live) and happened to be watching this drama at the time, so when he showed up I was #shook lol. He looked so soft!

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Looks like VAGABOND will be on Netflix!

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I can’t remember who posted about Regulus by ONEWE on here but they performed it on M COUNTDOWN and the main singer did the high note (at 3:19 if anyone wants to just skip to the end). It was impressive, and I’m glad we got to hear it since it was kind of in the background in the released song.

And I was just, once again, reminded just how insanely good RBW’s vocalists are. Usually high notes are ignored in music shows (or the ones that I’ve seen have been) but nope, not here.

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I\’m thinking of making this week premiere week, in which I watch a bunch of premieres of dramas. I really haven\’t been interested in continuing any of the 80+ dramas I\’ve started… somehow. And it’s fun to discuss currently airing dramas (though not all are below). Which ones do you recommend me start? I’m having trouble making up my mind. Here are the dramas I’ve been looking forward to watching:

– Boy for Rent
– Clean With Passion for Now
– Doctor John
– Go Go Squid
– Hotel del Luna
– The Last Empress
– Le Coup de Foudre
– One Spring Night
– Put Your Head on My Shoulder
– Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung
– Watcher
– Your House Helper

If there’s anything else I should really check out, please mention it!

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Looks like Goblin is finally being being added to Viki! I was just thinking yesterday how I wished a legal site would get it.

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    FINALLY!!! I’ve only been waiting since DF went down.

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So according to this streaming guide site I recently found (called Reelgood), the film BURNING (with Yoo Ah In) is coming to Netflix on the 28th!

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    Awesome!! Great news. Been wanting to watch it so badly.

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    Yay! Let’s hope it’s in my region as well!

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      It should be on there now.

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        haha, ok, that was from april. I was too excited to check for your posting date(insert embarassed emoji :)) Sadly, it isn’t. Sometimes movies/dramas come later because they want to dub it (pretty noona was like that), let’s hope that’s the case.

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          Aw, sorry about that. I actually haven’t even watched it myself. I wanted to track down the short story it was based on before I gave it a go.

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Beautiful World and Welcome to Waikiki S2 have been added to Viki’s coming soon section. And it looks like season 1 will be available before it premieres!

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Yay, He is Psychometric is going to be on Viki!

New tvN Dramas To Get Excited About This Spring (Soompi article)

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MAMAMOO Announces Comeback In March (Soompi article)

I\’m so excited, but also 😭 since it\’s the last album in their “Four Seasons Four Colors” project.

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Saw this article about Sky Castle on Soompi.

”“SKY Castle” will also soon be available with English subtitles on Viki.”

😄

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For the BTS lovers out there. I laughed so much.

P.S. I’m sorry for all my non-K-drama related posts lately. 😢

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