Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

With a name like Hymn of Death, I kind of knew what I was getting into, but also not really. I knew that it was going to be tragic, but I didn’t know how. Still, I personally found it to be really good.

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    I also didn’t know that it was based on a true story. Since it’s short, it was the perfect thing to watch over the weekend. I have seen many Lee Jong-suk dramas, but I was really impressed with him here! Shin Hye-sun was also great as always! Right after, I did a rewatch of to.Jenny since I needed something short and sweet, but still I kept thinking about it. It might just push me to watch Romance Is A Bonus Book. I haven’t been able to pick up a drama since Stranger 2 ended because I have been really busy and stressed that I don’t want to pick something that I might not end up liking halfway. That’s why I’m counting on Beanie reviews to see what to pick up next:) I’m not good at reviewing dramas, but Beanies are!! So I look forward to reading all the fan posts and make my choice then!

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      “Hymn Of Death” is actually quite good!! I remember watching it when it first came out on Netflix 👌🏻 One thing I will say, though, is that I found the second half quite disconnected from the first half and the vibe felt quite different, as if they switched scriptwriters halfway thru

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        I felt the same way! I really liked the beginning too and then I guess because of the subject matter and what was going to happen, it felt different. Still good though!

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      I enjoyed Romance is a Bonus Book. I loved seeing Lee Na-young (and even before I knew who she was married to), but most of all I loved all the background details about publishing. Also the workplace was really interesting. Then of top of that you have Lee Jong-suk.

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        I got my cousin to watch Crash Landing but I didn’t think she would watch any more dramas. Turns out, that she still does!!! And she watched RIABB so I kind of want to watch it so we can talk about it lol😅

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    Did you listen to the actual Yun Sim-deok sing?
    https://youtu.be/Mfb4aqQufPM
    There was a death cult amongst young people at the time. It’s a stunner.

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      Thanks for the link! So many emotions now!!😭

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        I know. It’s all too raw in a way. I suspect the collective despair was about the continuing Japanese occupation and a loss of hope for the future. Suicide was a protest. (Not to be recommended). But her voice!!!

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Completed: Forest of Secrets 2❤️
Final Thoughts: I found myself not breathing a couple of times in the last two episodes. The last couple of reveals and figuring out how everything was tied up together definitely knotted that bow for me. To be honest, I was confused at the beginning wondering what the season was going to be about. I kept at it though because I really enjoyed the first season. I am glad I stuck around! Also, I love it when dramas that made me go through things end with smiles!! They always tug at my heart. Do I want/need a third season? Yes! Maybe! I don’t know! The real question is what should I watch during the weekend now?

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    Actually that is the question for the whole week!! Gone are the days when I used to watch and have a drama episode for each of the days. I am too busy and tired now to do anything and even pressing play to an airing drama is hard when I don’t know how it will turn out. Last week, I got sick and couldn’t go into work so I caught up with two dramas that although different, somehow fit me well right now. I binge watched Eun-joo’s Room which was a drama I have heard around in DB. I have been currently catching up to the episodes of The House Detox which deals with going to celebrities houses and cleaning them up through organization which led me to finally seeing this drama. In Eun-joo’s Room, Eun-joo decides to DIY her room to better her lifestyle and at the same time finds things out about her self and what career path works better for her. I could somehow find myself relating to her. I finally got a “real” job this May and while I enjoy it, I’m also so incredibly tired and stressed because of it. My body is just weird and apparently work does not go well with it. Because of this new job, I have let go of the household duties. My dad, who isn’t working at the moment, is in charge of the cleaning of the house now. I greatly appreciate it, but have you ever found peace while cleaning? I do! Not cleaning up messes that other people make, but more like organizing and putting things a certain way. It becomes really stressful for me when things aren’t the way I like them, plus my work is so not an organized place either, that I guess I found peace in other people organizing through my screen. I digressed a lot, but the whole point is that I found Eun-joo’s room to be a pleasant watch and I really did like the drama! I kind of want to have my own place so I can decorate it and organize it how I want, but it might be a while before that can happen. Eun-joo’s Room can feel slow and nothing much happens, but I really needed that on my week off. Also, if anyone needs DIY inspiration, this drama is for them.

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      I also watched the Japanes drama If Talking Paid. It was also a drama that I could relate too a lot. The main character, Mitsuru, is currently living with his mom and hasn’t had a proper job in six years since he gave up on his coffee shop. His older sister, her husband, and teenage daughter family come to live with them for three months while their house is being remodeled. The family dynamics were familiar to me with the constant arguing through words, my siblings and I are so good at that, lol. Before this May, I earned money how I could, but I also had my family hoping and wishing that I would get a “real” job. I was always scared because my health is not what I want it to be which increased my anxiety and affected my mental health and in turn did not help my health get better which made me not loook for a job and I was stuck in a vicious cycle. I know that my family and friends just wanted the best for me, but I always found it hard to do anything for myself. I always found a way to help them though. Somehow I found the courage to get a lot of things done for my family which were hard and have helped us get to a comfortable, stable place we are right now, but I could never be brave for myself. My sister and friend encouraged me to try this job out and somehow I found the strength to do it. I’m really blessed to have found a place where I am really comfortable working, but I couldn’t have done it without their push. I digress again, but If Talking Paid really hit a soft spot for me and the situation I was living in. I differ from Mitsuru in that I actually put in all the money I earned with my odd jobs into my house, I wasn’t about to ask for money from my parents when they were providing food and shelter! I am a big talker though. If I am comfortable with you, I will talk your ear off, not argue though, I save that for my siblings, hehe. Since I talk a lot, I always find it difficult to write, but still I am thankful for DB and the people who are always there reading my ramblings😊

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While drama shopping, I started the variety show The House Detox. Y’all remember Clean House from TLC where people, usually hoarders, got rid of a bunch of their stuff by selling it and then had their houses all cleaned up and such with the money they got. Well, it’s a similar vibe (and by similar I mean houses get cleaned, lol), but it is a more Marie Kondo style actually since it’s about organization, and I am living for it! It’s about celebrities with unorganized houses and Shin Ae-ra, Park Na-rae, and Yoon Kyun-sang with a professional make the houses all nice and clean through organization. We don’t get to see most the process (boo) just the getting rid of some things. All we see are the final rooms and areas arranged and their reactions. Still, it is my go to de-stressing show. It relaxes me at the end of a long work day. I want to watch more dramas and less variety shows if I’m honest, and I didn’t want to add a new to my plate, but how I love seeing clean rooms, lol😂.

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    I’ve been thinking about watching this for motivational purposes. My closet needs help 😆.

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      It’s definitely motivational! But I share a closet, so my side is all clean, but the other isn’t 😂😭

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Completed: Into The Ring❤️

This has to be my 2020 pick so far! I haven’t had the chance to watch a lot this year so I’ve been very picky about what to live watch. Beanies recommended this on the wall and I was able to catch it on its fourth week. I don’t really like watching dramas with politics involved, but this one was different. Yeah, it had a lot about getting elected and trying to pass reforms, but Goo Se-ra had such a big heart to injustices and just tried her best even after failing which was really impressive. I guess you can say that I give up easily so I always admire people that pick themselves up and keep fighting. Plus, talk about the cutest OTP!! My cold-heart fluttered so much when Gong confessed to Se-ra, and when she looked after him when he needed someone by his side as well. I’m the type of person that forgets everything, even if I like it, but I still remember what Se-ra said in the letter she wrote to the voters when she thought she lost: That even though she got rained on, she didn’t want someone to hold her umbrella, but to be just by her side bearing the rain together. I don’t know, but that touched me so much and even though I feel really lonely right now, I think I’ll remember it if only so I can be a better friend and person to others when they are struggling. I really enjoyed this drama a lot!

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Completed: It’s Okay To Not Be Okay🦋

I really liked having this phrase being thrown at me every single time I scrolled through Netflix, “It’s okay to not be okay”. I needed that from someone so, if anything, I am glad that I was able to see it constantly. Overall, I enjoyed the finale! I bawled, but I’ve been crying for the last few episodes that it felt cathartic. We can all agree that the biggest plot issue was the mom. However, that can totally be overlooked by how great Sang- tae, Kang-tae, and Moon-young were and the leaps and bounds in which they grew!!

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I am soooo late to this!! I think @purplesheesh started this last week, but still I want to join in late and everything since I am on a search for a kdrama doppelgänger! 😂 So, how do we match up on dramas you’ve seen and liked?

Healer 10% (All-time/Action-romance fave)
Misaeng 10% (Office drama fave)
Reply 1988 10% (Family drama fave)
Circle 10% (Sci-fi fave)
Seven Day Queen 10% (Sageuk fave)
Eulachacha Waikiki 10% (Comedy fave)
My Ahjussi 10% (All-time/Healing fave)
Just Between Lovers 10% (Melo fav)
I’m Not A Robot 10%(Rom-Com/Robot fav)
Thirty, But Seventeen 10% (Relatable fave)

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I’ve completely fallen for Into the Ring!! It’s been a while since a drama got a hold of me this good! I keep refreshing for subs😭

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    It’s such a delight!
    I’ve given up on Viki and watching on other site.
    I just can’t understand how things can be so slow on Viki!

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      I might have to do the same thing!! I didn’t want to but I don’t want to get spoiled, no matter how small lol.😂

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      I’ve been watching elsewhere too. Was too impatient for the show to become available in my region on Viki in mid-August (by when it ends!). But of course, I have every intention of rewatching when it is up and running in full on Viki. Maybe more than once… Hehe

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Completed: Kingdom Season 1& 2
I got my brother to watch this with me and now I’ve made him mad because the third season isn’t out yet, lol. I really enjoyed this and thankfully I’m okay with zombies because there were a lot, haha. It was fast paced and a lot of answers were presented so I am quite satisfied and excited for the next season. My brother also enjoyed it as well, which is great since throne politics are not his thing, but he had fun watching which made it fun for me too.

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Completed: The King: Eternal Monarch
My running commentary while watching this drama made this more entertaining if I’m honest 😁.

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    I am so busy lately that I don’t really have time for meh dramas, but I could barely keep up with this drama live. I’m a sucker for time travel and it wasn’t that bad, but it could’ve been done better in my opinion. My mom watched a couple of episodes with me and even made me wait until we could watch the finale together, but she almost fell asleep in the last 30 minutes, which I don’t blame her ‘cause same. I’ve seen Secret Garden, Descendants of the Sun, and Goblin before and have enjoyed them. They are not anywhere near my favorite dramas, but they still leave a big impression in my very hazy kdrama memories. I feel like I will soon forget The King though. The romance wasn’t as swoony to me or it didn’t lay a strong foundation for me to root for them strongly. It wasn’t so memeable either. I didn’t see scenes parodied anywhere. The names weren’t catchy. I haven’t seen Itaewon Class, but I know Park Saeyori and his haircut and its main OST song which is being played in variety shows everywhere. Talking about OSTs, The King had songs that weren’t catchy. Besides that one Hwasa song, I don’t know any other song or artist that sang an OST for this drama. It was a pretty drama and I did have fun watching it since it made me laugh many times, finding the PPL was so easy yet a must in this drama. However, I do think: would it have been better if it was made TvN or no matter what, this is as good as it is going to get?

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Day 30-May Drama Challenge: Recently Finished Drama

Hospital Playlist❤️

Like many other Beanies here, I loved it! It might be slow and there might be too many characters whose names I still don’t know, but it’s comforting to watch. The cast was amazing! I want to tune in every week and see what has been happening in the lives of these five friends. I cried alongside their stories and I’m still rooting for them, wherever their lives take them. I looked forward to their song of the week, lol. I want all three seasons now, bloated episodes and all! I can’t wait to see it again.

*I soooo wanted to join this drama challenge from Day 1, but some emergencies and life got in the way:( Still, I did it for fun in the reply, if only for me:)*

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    *I am a very indecisive person, so I tried to pick only one drama for each day. It was so hard because some of my favorites didn’t make the final cut 🙁 I tried not to spoil a lot, but still…beware, lol*

    30 Day Drama Challenge
    Favorite KDrama
    -Healer! It has action, drama, mystery, comedy, romance. All of my favorite things!! It was the first kdrama that made my favorite tv shows list of all time. It was also the drama that firmly sucked me into this craziness that is dramaland!
    Favorite CDrama
    -I haven’t watched many, but I really enjoyed When We Were Young. As for Taiwanese dramas, which I watched even less of, it has to be Someday, Or One Day! I love time travel and this drama did it so well!
    Favorite JDrama
    -Whenever I venture out of my kdrama bubble, I have a forgiving heart towards the dramas I watch. Something I wouldn’t like in a kdrama is bearable elsewhere. I haven’t ventured much into Jdramas, but I really enjoyed watching Love Lasts Forever. The bubbly girl and the tsundere worked for me here alongside ALL the cliches, only because I really liked his confession where he listed the reasons he liked her, which was new to me since guys like him usually stay quiet until the end.
    First Drama Ever Watched
    -Descendants of the Sun. Netflix promoted it to me this one day when I needed something to get me through the first week of school. I pressed play and here I am four years later:)
    Favorite Male Lead
    -Yong-shik from When The Camellia Blooms! Aside from the fact that he is played by Kang Ha-neul, Yong-shik is such a great male lead. His love for Dong-baek was so cute and aside from being manly, he was able to show his feelings. He was such a gentleman, too. Ahhhh, is there a Yong-shik out there for me?
    Favorite Female Lead
    -Song-hwa from Hospital Playlist! She is just like the best person ever. She is smart and kind and a good friend. She is a comforter and notices all the people around her. I am glad we get to see more of her and I hope that if romance is the question for her, that she gets only the best partner.
    Best OTP
    -Gang-doo and Moon-soo from Just Between Lovers! I really love this pair. They are both so hurt, yet have so much love to give. Who better to give that love to then to each other!
    Worst NOTP
    -When watching less than great dramas, I am always like, “To each their own”, but in this case I will say: Jun-pyo and Jan-di from Boys Over Flowers. Girl, why?
    Favorite Secondary Couple
    -There are too many out there so I will go with my first favorite secondary couple: Seo Dae-young and Yoon Myung-joo from DoTS. I thought that the drama should’ve been about them, since they had a better source of conflict as to their relationship.

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      Best Kiss
      -Guyssss, I’m a shy Beanie, hehe. But for real, I think really good hugs give me more butterflies than kisses. Still…I guess I will give it to Taek and Deok-sun‘s kiss in Reply 1988. I was like Bo-gummy can kiss (haha, says the real innocent girl, right😁).
      Worst Kiss
      -And now for the worst kiss…I guess it will be the one in Another Oh Hae-young.
      I really liked this drama, but I watched it with my mom. So, it was a little awkward to watch that kiss against the wall when they were fighting. It might’ve been “hot”, but they didn’t really talk things out and it was more the heat of the moment, lol.
      Drama That You Can Watch Over and Over
      -30, But 17! I really connected a lot with this drama. I, too, feel like I’m stuck at a certain age, but I know that it will get better soon, I am only in my intermission. My crescendo is also out there somewhere too, right?!
      Overrated Drama
      -I don’t think I’ve seen it a lot here in DB, but elsewhere I’ve seen the praises of Hwarang and I’m like ?… Did we see the same drama? I love PSJ dramas and PHS made a good impression and leap to male lead, but aside from a couple of things the drama did right, the “what could have been” is too big.
      Underrated Drama
      -A Moment at Eighteen! This is just me trying to show my love for this drama. I usually don’t watch a lot of high school dramas, but I really think this one is worth it!
      Best Drama Villain
      -King Yeon Sang-un from Seven Day Queen. He was such a complex character that you were rooting for him at one point, even though you knew the name of the drama was going to come true.
      Worst Drama Villain
      -The guy whose name I can’t remember or bother to look up from King2Hearts. I never fast forward, but I fast forwarded all of his parts!
      Drama That Deserves a S2
      -Vagabond. I’m like the one other person that enjoyed Vagabond. I love to unwind to action and adventure movies that have little to no plot with just lots of running around. Which basically this drama is, so right up my alley. Plus, Lee Seung-gi so maybe a little (or a lot) better. They left us hanging though, I want answers!
      Drama with SLS
      -I am usually okay with the main couple because that’s the story and I usually ship second leads with myself haha (*I am normal* I whisper to myself). But Kim Shin-hyuk from She Was Pretty was the first drama where I was like, but what about him…He should get some love too!
      Drama with Squad Goals
      -Be Melodramatic. These three girls and this guy were such good friends and a good source of support to each other. They watched dramas together and were able to work together, too. They also talked about the hard stuff, but also found time to goof around. I want a group of friends like this!

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        Drama That Made You Cry
        -Just Between Lovers. I am a personal cryer where I cry only about my own personal issues and it is quite uncommon for me to cry about on-screen things, but I was a blubbering mess during this drama. Maybe it was my state of being at that time though. The part that hit me the most was when Moon-soo thought her mother drowned because her mom is a heavy drinker with depression. It’s hard to see the people you love struggle with something and you can’t do much to help them.
        Drama That Made You Laugh
        -Woohoo Waikiki! I cackled so hard with this drama so many times because of how funny and ridiculous the situations they got themselves into were. Qwenchana, Qwenchana!
        Drama with The Best Ending
        -My Ajusshi! This is the most satisfied I’ve ever been with a drama ending! After everything they have been through to find each other being genuinely happy or at least content and be able to exchange true meaningful smiles. Wow, love it!
        Drama with a Terrible Ending
        -In most recent memories, Where Stars Land. What in the actual heck?!!
        Best Drama OST
        -DoTS. Okay, DoTS is not the best drama out there, but since it was my first kdrama, it holds a special place in my heart. It also has, in my opinion, a very good soundtrack. In my complete ignorance of the Korean language, I found myself enjoying this drama and singing along to the music (mostly the English words, hehe) to a language I was first having the chance to truly experience. And with people like Gummy, Davichi, Lyn, Yoon Mirae, Chen, Punch, Kim Na Young, SG Wannabe, and others who are now familiar to my ears, it has become easier to spot their OSTs to other dramas as well.
        Best Drama Family
        -Reply 1988! I really loved all the families in ‘88 and the extended family they all created together. The father-daughter moments got me in the feels and they also had a good relationship with their mother as well. I remember feeling a little emotional when the drama was over. My childhood had passed too and I had outgrown my childhood friends, for a moment there I wished to go back and then I snapped out of it, haha.
        Best Drama Bromance
        -Goblin. Goblin and Grim Reaper had such good chemistry and banter. They were hilarious together and though they had a tragic past together, it was still an interesting part of the story.
        Drama Cliche You Never Tire Of
        -I love me a good “friends to lovers” drama! That’s really the dream for me. To have a friend I can trust so much that I would be willing to trust him with my heart as well.
        Drama Cliche You Can’t Stand
        -Time Skips!! I hate time skips so much. Some are understandable, but time skips where the female or male lead have to leave for long periods of time so they sometimes break up, but then they suddenly show up because they just couldn’t stand being apart from them even though they could’ve called, or texted, or emailed, or facetimed…What if the person is having a bad day and can’t deal with you just suddenly showing up?!!

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          Best Drama Confession
          -I’m Not A Robot! I love this drama! I especially love how they spent a whole 30 min episode to show that she was explaining to him everything of what she did to make things right as best as possible. Then he walks away and she confesses that she needs him and he just looks at her and forgets about his fear of contact with humans. I love double confessions!
          Recently Finished Drama
          -Hospital Playlist❤️

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      Your answers are spot on! I have seen 90% of the dramas you’ve mentioned and I agree! ❤️

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    You, my friend, have good taste! I really enjoyed reading all your answers. I love how we described that same scene in INAR but for different categories. That episode was so great, right?!

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      Thank you😊 I was reading your responses and thinking wow it’s almost the same to me! I love that episode!!

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Yay!!! I leveled up! I don’t even know how it happened! Does DB read my mind on the fan wall posts and comments I have in my head that never get posted?! Hhmmm. Lol. Someone hand me some Febreze 😂

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Beanie fam, I have a non-drama related question in the comments for you..

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    I have no one else to ask but you talented Beanies. I received a very pleasant, but unexpected gift of a keyboard! I have been wanting to learn to play the piano for a long time, but don’t have time or money for lessons😭. Do any of you know of a good piano beginner book I can buy online? Like a week before quarantine, I was able to check out one from the library, but I’m almost done with it. I can read music already, so I am mostly looking for a practice book more than anything. I trust y’alls opinion than reviews on amazon, so if you can recommend me one, I would greatly appreciate it😊

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      I’ll follow your footsteps once😆 Did you try YouTube? There are pretty useful video tutorials.

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        I have been following some youtube videos already, but I just like having physical copies, like having a book I can curl up too, lol. I hope you get the chance too😊

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      I don’t know if this would be helpful cause you’re looking for practice book but i second the comment above, there are plenty of piano lesson you can find on youtube. I’ve also just started learning for a year now and i found those videos really helpful.

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        Ooo, do you any videos you could recommend?😊

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          At first i just typed in piano for beginners and just choose whichever one that easy to understand. To be honest it was all over the place.
          I did found a few channel that sorted their lessons in playlists so it would be easier to follow like mangoldproject. Ugh i try to remember the other ones but i lost it i dont think i saved them. Im sorry. Also try pianote. Omg sorry this isnt helpful at all

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            Don’t worry😊 I haven’t tried pianote so I will check it out. I am all over the place so I understand:)
            However they are, I hope your piano lessons are go well too😀

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Completed: Find Me In Your Memory⭐️
I think that the main actors were the ones that made this drama for me (and Kim Seul-gi and her cute loveline!). I had something difficult happen while I was watching this drama that I was glad I would soon forget it. Maybe not the feeling, but my memory would soon become fuzzy. I think that is what pushed me to finish the drama. He couldn’t forget anything, but still decided to move past it and love again. I guess that was the reason I got upset at the final episodes. I get that they needed to be apart in order to grow their careers and own personal lives, but they kind of said they would tackle things together and then they didn’t. Also, her calling him anchor-nim until the end made me sad, that and the fact she never wore sweat pants once (maybe she did, but all I remember is her being dressed up all. the. time! Maybe I’m bitter because I’ve been living in my pjs during this quarantine, 😂). Anyways, it had a sweet ending which is all I wanted and overall it was an okay drama.

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    I’m stuck at eps 14 cos i saw the preview and i didn’t like it one bit. I liked the story cos i fully expected Anchor to reject Ha Jin a second time, so when he didn’t I thought this drama may do things differently. But from the preview and your comments I guess not.

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      As someone who grudgingly finished the drama, I would recommend you to just end it at Ep14 because if I have the gift of hindsight that’s what I would have done because the end of Ep15 made me raging mad and I couldn’t enjoy the last episode with the OTP because it rang false in my heart. And because of this drama, I’m swearing off any more Korean romantic drama because I’m done with idiotic and senseless last-minute time skip and separation until I forget why I swear off them in the first place (which is highly likely since I don’t have Anchor-nim memory of remembering everything)

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    I completely agree with you that the noble idiocy was the worst. I hate when a writer spends 12-14 episodes building an emotionally mature couple only to throw in a split that makes no sense in the name of a final conflict. There was plenty of conflict in this drama so I was definitely annoyed that two humans who said they would be there for each other suddenly split. *sigh* I still really enjoyed this drama, but the final few episodes did make me like it much less.

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Completed: 365: Repeat the Year⭐️
Takeaway: There should be more 12 episode dramas because even if they go bad, you get to the end faster, lol. Not to say that this got bad, but I still have a lot of questions which left me hanging and a smidge unsatisfied. Still, I enjoyed it very much and it was pretty thrilling. That last reveal, which was cruel, made the ending a little more interesting and it overall got wrapped up well. Can we get Lee Jun-hyuk in a rom-com now though..

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    Yes to everything: the 12 episodes, the loose ends, and the cruel part.
    And above all: YES!!! Can we get a smiling LJH please? Smiling all the time? Please?

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I watched Tigertail on Netflix last night and I gotta say that one of the biggest reasons I keep coming back to Asian media is the way they allow me to connect with stories of people different from myself. I think a lot of children from immigrant parents will connect with this story. Our parents left their country for a better world, but it wasn’t easy. And now that we are adults it gets a little hard to connect with our aging parents sometimes. They left us alone most of the time to make a better life for us, but we don’t just click and there is something really heartbreaking about seeing your parents cry. Watching the movie reminded me a lot about my parents. It reminded me to be good to them.

Also, the main actor’s younger adult version seemed so familiar and it turned out to be Little Mi from Go Go Squid. Good on him!

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In true SoCal fashion, the weather went from winter to summer in the span of one day, just in time for the finale of I’ll Come To You When The Weather Is Nice❤️.
This truly was a lovely drama! I enjoyed spending my last days of winter watching it and comforting myself in its quietness, slow pace, and warm characters.
Goodbye cold, goodnight winter..

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Thanks to Hulu getting Parasite, I was finally able to watch it last weekend. I even got my brother and sister to watch it with me! I was able to avoid all types of spoilers so I didn’t really know what the movie was about at all before watching it. Now, I finally understand all it’s well-deserved praise!! My siblings were able to get past the 1 inch subtitle barrier and enjoyed it as well!!! They keep talking to me about it which I love because that is what we do together, watch movies and talk about them afterwards, and who knows when they’ll watch another Korean movie with me.

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    I really do think it was the best film of last year, as prejudiced as I might be 😁

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Last weekend I finished watching When The Camellia Blooms❤️. I didn’t get the chance to watch it while it was airing and I don’t know why I thought I wasn’t going to like it, but I ended up enjoying it more and more as it went along. My random thoughts about it in the reply:)

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    Lately, I’ve been very picky with my dramas. I just don’t have a lot of free time so I’m not picking up everything like I used to in my early drama watching days. I try to stick to two on-airing dramas and one completed one that way I have at least an episode a day. Balance, or something like that. Anyways, I don’t know what I was watching while Camellia was airing, but I heard many good things about it, especially in the end of the year reviews. But somehow it just didn’t appeal that much to me for a while. While searching and thinking about what to watch next, I thought about the cast and how much I like them in their other projects, so I decided to give it a chance. Kang Ha-neul as Yong-shik was sooo good at the adorable, totally in love, manly police officer. I’ve enjoyed his performances before, but this one stands out! I’ve only seen Gong Hyo-jin in It’s Okay, That’s Love which I liked, so I knew she would deliver, but I really liked that her character of Dong-baek saw lots of growth. I feel like I am a pretty outspoken person so I get a little frustrated when girls in dramas don’t say what they feel. I was so glad when Dong-baek stood up for herself that I cheered, hehe. I really liked Kim Ji-suk’s leading roles in Top Star Yoo Baek and 20th Century Boy and Girl that I was sad to see him as a second lead, but he does play that jerky, whiny vibe pretty well, lol. I tend to stay away from 20 episode dramas just because they get boring in their second half and I’ve been burned before, but for Camellia I was interested until the end. Yeah, it did get a little redundant, but entertaining nonetheless. If anything I wanted more Yong-shik and Pil-gu, or Yong-shik’s mom and Pil-gu, so we could see how they got along now. I also wanted more of Dong-baek and Yong-shik’s mom or Dong-baek and her own mom mending their relationship together. Basically, if it was going to be this long, I wanted more of the family shenanigans. Both moms in this drama reminded me of moms in my own life that I couldn’t help but ugly cry a few times. And you know when a drama does that to me, I guess it was good!

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I finished Never Twice this morning…which is really just a reminder to myself to never watch weekenders unless they are over and well loved! I was incredibly salty that we didn’t get enough Yeol-mu screen time. I did not care for half the couples because why!?? Also, we always talk about our own lives being dramas, but if I had to choose, I would want my life to be a weekender since everyone always gets a happy ending though they might not have earned it. How I wish some people apologized to me…

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Right on time for March’s premieres, I finished up the dramas I was watching and even snuck in a movie in there as well in these past two weeks. I’m ready to go drama shopping now😁!

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    Maybe it’s because I haven’t been feeling good physically or mentally in these past two weeks, so I’m kind of vulnerable, but I really loved all the dramas I watched and can’t seem to see any faults with them. They’ve kept me entertained and honestly that’s all I kind of needed then and now. Not to many spoilers ahead, but still…
    ♥️Crash Landing On You was the first one I finished. Even though Netflix was quick to upload the same day, I always got to the really long episodes until Tuesday or Thursday of that week. However, for the finale, I made sure to watch them on their respective dates as I wanted to avoid spoilers. I really enjoyed it and thought that the ending was fitting. The cinematography was great and the leads had all types of chemistry, with a great supporting cast as well. And Hyun-binssi was so charming, I just had to put that out there😁. Out of all the big dramas I’ve seen that can be compared to it, I think this is the one I enjoyed the most!
    ♥️Someday Or One Day: I haven’t really watched many Taiwanese dramas, but if there are more of them like this out there, then I need to find them because this drama was so good! I love a good time travel story. The way plots get resolved and the way the storyline loops always gets me excited. I really looked forward to this ending and I found it satisfying. I totally don’t have “Last Dance” stuck in head at all, nope.
    ♥️Live Up To Your Name: Back in 2017 when this drama aired, I was watching sooo many dramas that I don’t know how I missed this one. Thanks to Netflix, I decided to watch it alongside my other live dramas and I loved it. Remember how I said I like time travel! I really liked the use of medicine in this drama and how both leads grew to be worthy of their name in a natural kind of way. They were also so cute together!

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      ⭐️My Holo Love: I saw some reviews and most said it was okay, so I decided to give it a chance. I loved the condensed episode count since it gave way for binging, hehe. It was interesting enough that I kept hitting play to the next episode and call me drama blind, but man did I miss all the tropes that were hitting me in the face like a ton of bricks. I must’ve of been really out of it because I didn’t pay much attention to them and just kept enjoying the progression. I really liked it, not knocking down dramas of my favorites list, but I liked it well enough.
      ⭐️Kim Ji-young, Born 1982: This is a movie that most women can relate to. The pressure that comes with being a woman is portrayed well. This was probably not the best movie to watch in my condition though, since I was very sensitive that week to some similar things portrayed in the movie, but still important. Mental health is important. We all have our own pressures and we all deal with them differently, but we should reach out for help if we need it.

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        Been watching the dramas you mention and liked them too (though I’m still stuck on CLOy, episodes are too long), so I guess I’m adding “Live up to your name” and “Kim Ji-young 1982” to my watchlist, thanks! Hope you’re feeling better now! (*finger hearts)

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          Thanks for the finger hearts. Doing much better😊
          Hope you like the drama and the movie!

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        Where were you able to watch Kim Ji Young born in 1982?

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