Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

I’m excited for this year’s Beanie Drama Roundup! I like looking back at my list and figuring out my favorites and seeing which dramas slipped through the cracks since Beanies know best. I think this year might be a little hard since all my faves were from past years and I usually try to stick to 2022 dramas for my list. Either way, I’m excited😊

Kdramas I watched in 2022
– [ ] Our Beloved Summer❤️
– [ ] You Are My Spring(2021)⭐️
– [ ] Beyond Evil (2021)⭐️
– [ ] Happiness(2021)❤️❤️
– [ ] 25 21❤️
– [ ] Business Proposal❤️
– [ ] On The Verge of Insanity ❤️
– [ ] My Liberation Notes⭐️
– [ ] Yumi’s Cells Season 1(2021)⭐️
– [ ] Yumi’s Cells Season 2⭐️
– [ ] Extraordinary Lawyer Woo❤️
– [ ] All of Us Are Dead❤️
– [ ] Black Dog(2020)❤️❤️
– [ ] Never Give Up❤️
– [ ] Would You Like A Cup of Coffee?(2021)❤️
– [ ] Today’s Webtoon❤️
– [ ] Once Upon A Small Town❤️
– [ ] Racket Boys(2021)❤️❤️
– [ ] The Sound of Magic⭐️
– [ ] Love Contract⭐️
– [ ] Gaus Electronics❤️
– [ ] Please Send A Fan Letter❤️

C-Dramas I watched in 2022
– [ ] More Than Blue: The Series⭐️
– [ ] Shining For One Thing⭐️
– [ ] Falling Into Your Smile⭐️
– [ ] Love Like The Galaxy❤️
– [ ] The Day of Becoming You❤️❤️
– [ ] Reset❤️❤️
– [ ] My Calorie Boy❤️

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    I think I have watched only seven dramas from 2022 (out of 65, according to My drama list). I have been watching k-dramas less than a year… If I stick only to 2022, it’s going to be almost impossible to fill the RoundUp themes 🙈

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Before I jump into the Beanie Roundup, here is the dramas I finished in November:
– [ ] Love Contract⭐️: It was kind of meh at the end, but not the worst ending so I give it a pass.
– [ ] Gaus Electronics ❤️: It was a very hilarious show about pretty much nothing, but I had lots of fun watching it. After watching Kwak Dong-yeon in Youth MT, he definitely needs more roles!
– [ ] Fanletter, Please ❤️: Yoon Park!!! My little heart felt for him in Age of Youth and his awkward love story makes me come back to the KBS Special The Tuna and The Dolphin over and over again. He just needs to be a lead in a longer drama!

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These are my recently finished for October:
-Young Actors Retreat❤️
-The Sound of Magic🙂
-Reset(Cdrama)❤️
-20th Century Girl❤️

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    Spoilery things below:)
    – I have my weekly variety shows already (2N1D and RM), but this is the variety show that I was waiting for each week. The cast was Wow! And the games were so funny. I liked seeing them get comfortable with each other. The food truck was cool, but I wanted more games, hehe.
    – I checked out The Sound of Magic because of the Young Actors Retreat and thought it was okay. I personally thought that the songs weren’t catchy and all the adults were horrible, so good thing it was short so I didn’t dwell on it a lot.
    – I loved Reset! I like time travel/loops and I thought this one was well done. We got new clues every time and though it was easy to figure out who was the bomber, it was still interesting to see why they did it and how our heroine and hero were going to stop it.
    – I really loved the vibe and feel of 20th Century Girl, but it reminded me why I don’t watch Korean romantic movies. Either they are too R for me or, almost always, bittersweet 😭. I usually end up watching them though because I like the pain, lol. If the last 15 mins didn’t happen, I would’ve love it more!

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      Sameee re: Magic and 20th Century Girl. I didn’t mind the ending of the latter that much ‘cause whenever things are too good, I’m wary of show pulling a twist. But yes, it’d have been nice if show had chosen a different ending. I felt terrible for the FL and all the resentment and heartache she harbored over the years..

      I have yet to watch the rest of Youth MT because I didn’t renew my subscription to VIU. It was the only thing I watched on the platform, so I was thinking it wasn’t so wise money-wise.

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        Yeah, if you are only going to watch one thing then a subscription isn’t worth it! Sometimes I make myself find something to watch on Viki to validate my subscription!

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          I think I do that, too, with Netflix. 😅

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            Our Netflix account is covered with our dad who is always watching something!😂 But we also have Hulu so i make myself watch something on there too!

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      Thanks for adding the spoilery things in the comment below! I find it so useful in helping me to decide which dramas to add to my list.

      Re: YouthMT: I totally agree about the food trucks – I wish we’d had more games or at least activities that were less hard work for the actors. They can show their love to fans some other way, like running a theme park or making gifts, etc. It seemed so exhausting, and not what I’d classify as a ‘retreat’!😅

      I will probably continue to avoid The Sound of Magic after reading your take. It seems to have been panned by most beanies, alas!

      I’ll add Reset to my list – I love time travel done well!😁

      I’ve avoided 20th Century Girl so far because I don’t fancy the pain. I can cope with a few heart tears, but not a full on break, so whilst I’m sad to skip it, it will go on my list for times when I’m very emotionally resourced!😁

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        I was feeling extra moody on Saturday when I watched 20th Century Girl. Usually I avoid sad things when I’m sad, But i just wanted to wallow in my pain a little that day, lol.

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    Reset was one of my favorite cdrama from this year. It was a really well done time loop drama.

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      Ditto.
      I would even say it’s one of my favourite dramas this year, not only cdramas.

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        I would agree! Story wise it delivered and that is the most I can say for some other dramas I watched.

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I keep finishing dramas in sets of three lately! Maybe because I watch a live drama on my tv, one on my phone during lunch, and a third one on my kindle before bed.😅
*Once Upon A Small Town❤️: It was a very cute drama and short for those days when I was really busy and wanted to watch something in one sitting. The country side setting was perfect for an end of summer rom-com.
*The Day of Becoming You(CDrama)💕: The only other body swap drama I’ve seen is Secret Garden, and though I enjoyed it, I think I liked this body swap drama better. It was fun and cute with a friends to lovers story that I could get behind. I personally think the story is tight and well done.
*Racket Boys❤️❤️: I don’t think I’ve seen a drama with middle schoolers as the focus, but this one was definitely a great one! I was going to watch it at a slow pace, but I got super invested in the friendships and badminton games that I just kept reaching for the next episode. I am not an athletic person at all, but my brother has badminton rackets and I told him we need to go play soon, lol!

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    What a lovely grouping all ultimately positive with lots of sweet elements. I am so glad you enjoyed them all, these are ones I enjoyed too and would recommend to others.

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      Right, they were all really lovely! Now, I’m in the action mode hehe

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    I was thinking of giving a try to Once Upon a Small Town, I keep reading good things about it. I think I will give it a try, Thanks!

    As for Racket boys, it was so cute. I never liked the villagers plot lines, though. But the drama was worth itself just for that last scene with Lee Kyu Hyung.

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      The one thing Once Upon A Small Town had going for it was the short drama episodes which moved the plot along pretty quickly. Lots of tropes and not the top tier acting, but cute and likable. I hope you enjoy it:)

      I could also do without villagers plot line and some of the cameos were just so random, but definitely enjoyed that last one!

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    DOBY was amazing (I just pretend the last episode didn’t happen. Lol). Loved the leads and Steven is 😘🙏🏽
    You can Check out ‘Skate into love’ if you need more Steven in your life.

    Racket boys had so much heart. I enjoyed this drama a lot.

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      Oooo, I’ve heard of Skate Into Love because I liked the lead girl in something else, but it has Steven too! Guess I have to check it out!!

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    Small Town and Racket Boys are adorable dramas. Sweet and warm.
    So glad you enjoyed them. ^^

    If you want something a bit similar to Small Town you could watch Top Star Too Baek.

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      I loved Top Star Yoo Baek!! I feel like we don’t hear enough of it, I think because maybe it is hard to find, but I remember really enjoying it and liking the ending!

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I just finished another batch of dramas and am left with a schedule wide open! I might start reading some books I have on my queue, but I’m really itching to start a good winter drama! Is it too early or is the heat making me crazy lol

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    – [ ] Love Like The Galaxy❤️: I don’t really watch long CDramas, only the short, fluffy ones, but I heard good things about this one and gave it chance. I hadn’t binge a drama in a while, but I definitely watched the first 20 episodes in the first few days. I really enjoyed the drama, but the beginning was stronger than the end in my opinion! I still had fun watching it, the king was a hoot! Loved it!
    – [ ] Never Give Up❤️: So glad that this is on Netflix! Such a good, solid drama. Romance-lite, but still cute! I loved it! It was fun and progressed at a good pace. I was routing for our Neighbor24 team all the way!
    – [ ] Would You Like A Cup Of Coffee? ❤️: Such a relaxing show! I watched it while on my lunch break. I work next to a coffee roaster place and sometimes the smell of coffee would fill my nose. I am not a coffee drinker, but the drama was warm and lovely.
    – [ ] Today’s Webtoon⭐️: Kim Se-jong! I really love her and she is the reason I started this. It was an okay drama, also romance-lite, but the main part was her growth. I am currently transitioning at work and could feel the pain of trying to do a good job and not getting there. Some people really needed therapy though! Still, was an okay drama.

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      Have you seen The Package? I just saw it recommended when going through the archives today. I have added it to my watchlist and I am currently working through Twelve nights. I have a few live watches on the go so save these older one for quiet days.

      Both these dramas are similar to Would you like a cup of coffee which I loved so much. These slow paced slice of life dramas are a joy to watch and I need to find more of them.

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        The Package was great! I really liked it. I liked they showed different places in France from Paris.

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          It must be annoying when people act as if Paris is France when there are so many different parts of the country offering so much more. I think it’s the same with Seoul and London all major capitals show a unique element of the country they are based in but the countryside and other towns and cities offer other perspectives.

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            I’m not French but I spent pretty much all my Holidays in France I was young with my family and there are so many beautiful places in France. The Mont St-Michel is really beautiful, St-Malo too, so it’s nice they decided to focus there.

            For Switzerland, it’s kinda the opposite, nobody cares about the cities but they always show the mountains 🙂

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          Sorry, for some reason I thought you were French.

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            I speak French 😀

            I’m from the region that speaks French in Switzerland :p

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        I like The Package too although had great doubt to even start it – but what a breezy watch and a bunch of interesting characters. It’s also the drama that makes me appreciate Yoon Park.

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        Thanks for the recs! I’ve seen Twelve Nights already, but not The Package. I’ll put it on my to watch list:)

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          Did you like Twelve nights? I am at episode 2 of The package and it’s quite funny which is the first time I have seen humour be a component of this type of drama. I love it so far.

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            I remember it being an okay story. I feel that I only remember either really good or really bad dramas and since I can’t recall much of this one, it must be just okay lol😂

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I leveled up to Wrongly Accused Fugitive!! Don’t know when, but it’s been two years since I’ve pick up my Febreeze, lol. Probably my worst fear is to be on the run! I won’t survive without my bed!

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    Congrats on the levelling up👏

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      Just realised you were saying you had been at Goblins underpants level for two years! No wonder it came as a surprise to see another level had appeared. Let’s hope you won’t be on the run too long and can clear your name because once you are being paid to be an Errand boy they will be getting their monies worth out of you so you will be at iron man fitness levels.🤣

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        It was a total surprise that I thought it was never going to happen😆 I probably should be active more to level up faster! At least I’ll be fit as you said😂 I’m happy that somewhere out there there is a Jellybn that is not lazy hehe🤣

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    Congratulations!

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    Congratulations!!!

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I recently finished three dramas in the past week and thought I was going to have nothing to watch, but I still have three more I need to finish😂. This is the most dramas I watched at a time in the last two years!

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    *Extraordinary Attorney Woo❤️ was my Wednesday and Thursday for the last couple of months that it felt weird to have the extra hours on those days. I just layed around on my phone and tried to keep busy, but pretty much just went to sleep early. I really loved it and can only see all the good in it! It was a KDrama after all. Do you guys also hear whale noises every time you think about it?😂

    *All Of Us Are Dead ⭐️(with my dad): Zombies are pretty much the only “scary” thing I can see and a coworker of mine said she really enjoyed it, so I decided to give it a try and roped my dad to watching it with me. It was very grotesque at some points, but overall I was engaged throughout and had fun watching it with my dad. He enjoyed it as well, but after making him watch Kingdom last year and now this drama, he really thinks I like zombies, lol.

    *Black Dog❤️❤️: I really don’t know why I didn’t pick this drama up when it first came out because I really love Seo Hyun-jin and Ra Mi Ran. Maybe because it was a slower placed theme and I was busy or maybe I lost my head?! Whatever the reason, I heard great things about it and decided to watch it now, which was great because I was able to take it at my pace and enjoy it completely! It was a great story and great acting!

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      I love that you watch scary dramas with your dad so you don’t have to be scared alone! Have you seen Happiness as that has had good reviews and has a romance theme as well. Maybe you should watch a normal drama with your dad so he doesn’t think you only like zombies. Have you seen Healer? It’s got lots of genres included thriller and action, romance and comedy. It’s well written and has some big names in it so your dad might like it. I am only part way through as thrillers are hard for me to watch but it is really interesting and well acted so I am pacing myself.

      Don’t worry with all the new dramas coming out you will probably get another mid week one to fill the gap soon. Having said that I had no dramas during the week and a packed out weekend for months. I fill the drought periods with the older ones that I can binge watch. That’s my favourite way to watch dramas but it’s finding the right ones.

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        Happiness is my favorite drama I’ve watched this year!!! Loved it!! But also zombies lol 😂 Thankfully I have watched some other dramas with my dad. His favorite is Vincenzo, I caught him rewatching it the other day😊 We are watching Obi-wan Kenobi right now so who knows when our next drama will be:)

        I do the same and watch an older drama in between the gaps of my live ones. Or movies since there is always something good to watch out there!

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Recently Finished: Yumi’s Cells Season 2⭐️
The title say’s it all, this show is about Yumi. Considering that, this season was just as good and I enjoyed watching it!

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    Although I really enjoyed and looked forward to every episode this season, I still think the first season was more memorable because it was when we got introduced to cells for the first time. I don’t think the cells made an impression on me this season, maybe because I was used to them and they didn’t get shown as much. The editor’s cells were so ridiculous and more memorable than Yumi’s. I liked Babi’s straightforwardness in the relationship, but I wish we could’ve seen more of what goes on with his cells and why he made the decisions he did. When the earthquake occurred, I was confused for a while because I didn’t think it meant that he wavered. I just thought he came to a big realization, about what I don’t know, lol, but I didn’t think it meant he fell for the intern. I loved Babi!! And I loved Wung before that, so I found it hard that they brought Wung back just to create tension between the couple. I think the relationship was better done in the first season. To me, it looks like Yumi liked Wung more, but he never explained himself to her and his pride wouldn’t let him come back for her before she moved on. While with Babi, I think Yumi liked that he loved her and accepted him back because he was someone on her side. Without her boyfriends, Yumi didn’t have much going on in her life since they were always her priority. So it’s understandable that the season ended with her being happy with her life and making changes for herself. Like buying her apartment and finishing her second book. That’s good and all, but…I still wanted a wedding, lol.

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Recently Finished: Our Blues⭐️

With such a star-studded cast, I had to check out this drama! The stories were kind of (actually, a lot of) sad and full of bitterness at times that it was hard to watch. The vignettes made it easy to keep watching because after 2 or 3 episodes you could get at least some closure or change in a relationship. The stories I didn’t care for were the ones that made me cry the most though. Overall, I enjoyed watching the drama even though everyone is too nosy, lol. Or maybe I’m just used to not meddling in others’ lives. Anyways, I was glad to see Kim Woo-bin looking healthy and back in dramas!

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    I was so pleased how the writing turned out, after starting out so depressing. Really glad I stuck with this show.

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Recently Finished: Yumi’s Cells Season 1❤️

When this first aired I heard really good things about it, but I wasn’t too sure about the animation, it turned out to be my favorite part! I loved seeing the cells work in Yumi’s head and in others as well. It was fun to see what cell was involved during certain situations and it made me think about why I acted a certain way in my own life, lol. I’m very excited to start the 2nd Season! Wung was a good guy, but I knew going in he wasn’t the end game. I’m not sure about Ba-bi, but I’m still gonna watch it!!

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I recently finished watching My Liberation Notes! It was a very interesting drama, very different from anything I have seen recently. I loved the cast and I anticipated it a lot during the week, which is always fun. It made me think about what I would want to be liberated from and how little bursts of happiness can be added up during the day to make you realize you truly are happy.

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    My Liberation Notes was not what I expected it to be. The cast was what drew me in! I had to at least see the first few episodes for them. Once I saw that it was a slice of life and family related, I knew I had to stay and finish it, since those are the types of dramas I like to watch. I’ll admit that I was expecting a happy ending. To be honest, I was really confused for the last four episodes. I didn’t get the artistic value to making me guess what timeline we were in. I was used to weird scenes here and there, but I was just lost and kind of took what people said online to make sense of it. From the beginning, Gu’s alcoholism made me uncomfortable, that and the use of “worshiping”, but I thought that it would make sense towards the end. It did… but it also didn’t for me. Again, I read what people had to say about it and was like, “okay, I guess..”. I get that the ending is more true to life. Our three siblings, and Gu, are still in a journey filled with ups and downs trying to find themselves and making their lives better for themselves, but I guess I wanted a My Ajusshi type of ending where it felt nice to leave that world knowing everything was going to be okay. Everyone in My Liberation Notes will probably be okay! The drama did show us that they were smiling and fairly comfortable in their current state. Maybe because some things hit too close to home is why I wanted a very bold happy ending! Anyways, Lee Min-ki was great, haha! I think he is the one I liked the most. I constantly complain a lot to my family that I have coworkers that talk too much, but honestly, if given the chance, I can out talk them, lol. And what magnetism does Sohn Seok-gu possess?! I dislike drinking scenes in general in kdramas and drunks are not my favorite, but he was so attractive. I need him in another drama soon! Preferably a rom-com because we are guaranteed a happy ending, right?!!

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Haven’t watched a Korean movie in a while, it’s hard to find time to watch dramas too, but I had the afternoon to myself and watched Mission Possible. It was entertaining and fun! I would see another!

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    I watched The Pirates last night – completely bonkers but hilarious! ^^

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      I have heard good things about the 1st one so it’s definitely on my to watch list!

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    Mission Possible was fun, and had the twist that I had been hoping for all along.

    I watched Kingmaker. It was stunningly well-made. Writing, directing, and acting were all topnotch.

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      Thanks for the rec! It checks of all the important bits, so it will definitely go on my to watch list!

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    I’m quite sure i watched Mission but can’t remember what it was about..

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      Which is probably how I will remember it a couple months from now😂 It’s not must watch, but pretty fun while watching it!

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    Within the last month or so I watched the Korean action drama film ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU (2021) on Viki US. Based on actual events I found it riveting.

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      I think I saw the trailer and forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me of it! On my list now:)

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    I enjoyed Mission Possible. Mostly because KYK was a riot.

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I am a little jealous of my dad these days. He really got into watching TV during the pandemic. He told me he got bored of the Netflix recommendations and told me to recommend something good to him. I said, “Good? Watch a drama then” lol. We had already watched Signal, Kingdom, Squid Game, Sweet Home, D.P., and Vincenzo together, but I’ve been really busy lately that I haven’t had time to sit down to watch something with him. He was hesitant at first, but he is having fun watching them. I think he has watched more than I have this year!

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    These are some of the dramas he has watched:
    -Juvenile Justice: I haven’t watched it, but he said it was okay. He said it was slow at first, but once he got into it, he enjoyed it. He liked the main actress and her sidekick.
    -My Name (twice): He’s watched this twice already because he was so bored and wanted something in the background. He likes action and apparently this drama had some good action. He wants another season or another similar show to this.
    -Move To Heaven: I’m pretty sure all he liked were the fighting scenes, lol. To be honest, I don’t think he truly understands Autism and the spectrum, so he was kind of confused.
    -Vagabond: He truly is my father because he really liked Vagabond. This was the first drama he found on his own. I told him he would enjoy it, and left it at. He did enjoy it and, like myself, was pissed at the ending. He is still hoping for a second season. I, on the other hand gave up already.
    -The King’s Affection: This one surprised me because I thought he was going to drop it after an episode or two, but he kept watching until the end and enjoyed it. I haven’t seen it and when I would stop and watch it for a while, I wasn’t surprised when he fast-forwarded the lovey scenes. No wonder he finished it, all he wanted was the action scenes, lol.
    -The Silent Sea: This is the last drama we watched together. I personally like sci-fi, so I thought this was a good drama to watch with my dad. It was a good one to watch together because it was interesting and quick. He is not really a sci-fi person, but tolerates it enough to watch some of it with me.
    -Mr. Sunshine: He is currently watching it after The King’s Affection. I am not sure he is understanding the time period it is set in, but I can see that he is liking it. I haven’t seen it yet, so maybe I will wait on his recommendation.
    -Vincenzo (again): Everytime he finishes a drama I ask him what rank that drama falls into, you know A tier or B tier or even your top 5. I don’t think he knows any of the drama names or how to begin organizing them, but when I ask him which one is his favorite, I don’t finish the question when he answers Vincenzo. He really loves this drama!

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      See whether he likes Hellbound if he can stand the gore in Sweet Home but the 2-part structure may be confusing.

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    He’s like my dad. 😂 Though I’m quite surprised that my dad also enjoyed watching Hotel del Luna. Has your das seen the following? He might like these also.

    Bad Guys
    Beyond Evil
    Designated Survivor
    Mad Dog
    Train
    Save Me

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      I haven’t even watched Hotel de Luna yet! But maybe my dad will like it too😁
      Love your recs! Personally, I wish he could see Beyond Evil and The Good Detective because I know he will like them. However, he can’t read very well so he watches them dubbed in Spanish. I am not a huge fan of dubs, but since my thoughts are in English, Spanish dubs don’t seem that horrible to me now lol.

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    He might also like Fiery Priest. A lot of action scenes plus same writer as Vincenzo.

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I really enjoyed Beyond Evil when I watched it a couple of months ago. I do like a good mystery, but I think I avoid them because in my mind they have a higher rate of going off rails towards the end. In rom-coms, it’s easier for me to forgive a bad ending because “well, at least that was cute”, but in thrillers it’s infuriating, “waeee! You had such a great story”. I heard good things from Beyond Evil and it did not disappoint! It is also memorable because I watched it with my sister:)

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    My sister wanted to spend time with me over her winter vacation and she decided that we should watch a KDrama together since she wanted to cheer me up by doing something I like. On one condition though: it had to be either a thriller/mystery. I’m a rom-com/slice of life girl, but I do enjoy a good story, as long as it is not scary! I had heard of Beyond Evil being a solid drama, so we decided to watch it together. It took us like two months and a half to get through all of it because our schedules never match up and towards the end I could see her getting a little over it, but I could also see that she enjoyed it. Of course, as an avid kdrama watcher I was curious about a lot of things so I asked her.

    My Sister’s review on Beyond Evil (spoilers ahead!)

    Me: What did you think of it? (Right after it was over)
    Her: It was pretty good. Too long for my taste. (I can’t believe this! She rewatches everything! Especially shows that are like 9 seasons long!! In all fairness it is background noise, but still I am over her watching the same thing over and over again,lol😂)

    Me: What did you like about it? Dislike?
    Her: I liked that I didn’t know what was going to happen next. It wasn’t predictable, so that was cool. I disliked that it was too long. 12 episodes would’ve been better. Also, the whole town development plan was boring and confusing, I don’t care about that.

    Me: What was the scene you remember the most?
    Her: When we found out the brother (Lee Dong-shik’s Hyung, Kang Jin-mook) was the killer. Also, when the girl (Yoo Jae-yi) threw eggs at him (Han Joo-won). It was funny, lol.

    Me: Who was your favorite character?
    Her: The butcher girl (Yoo Jae-yi) was pretty cool. She was not a cop, but still part of the team.

    Me: Would you recommend this to others? Of the three you’ve seen (Oh My Venus, Squid Game, Beyond Evil) which has been your favorite?
    Her: Yeah I’ll recommend it to my friend that watches dramas. Squid Game is still my favorite because it was interesting and didn’t go the way I thought. It was quick to action too.

    Me: Any last comments?
    Her: Where the romance at tho?
    Me: I thought you wanted to watch a thriller not a romantic drama.
    Her: But still…lol

    Me: Anything else?
    Her: I guess I liked his (Han Joo-won’s) character development. They were really good actors, especially the divorced guy that was also in Squid Game (Lee Chang-jin), he was pretty interesting. The twists were good for sure and the reveals as well. It was fun to find out who knew whose secret. The older cop (Lee Dong-shik) was also a good actor too and tricked me various times into thinking he was evil.

    Me: So when are we going to watch our next drama?
    Her:….
    Me:….
    Her:……bye
    Me. TT.TT

    Update: I am still trying to convince her to watch All Of Us Are Dead together.

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Recently Finished:

-Twenty-five,Twenty-one❤️: Loved it!! This was definitely a fun, emotional ride. I think what I loved the most about this drama was the fact that I had something to look forward to. It had been a while since I live-watched a drama and was excited thinking about it. It gave me Reply vibes (which is a good thing for me), especially Reply ‘88, since it focused a lot on family and friendships. So, like a fool, I legit thought we were going to have a husband reveal, like “sike, fooled ya, he is the father all along.” This was a decent and lovely ending, but I wished my brain had known from the start what was going to happen, and maybe the clues were there and I just glossed over them. I think if I would’ve been better prepared, I would not be so angry at the scenes from the present. I would’ve felt a lot better if Min-chae referred to Ko Yu-rim as auntie or something. I can understand first loves are not always endgame and can remain a part of a lovely memory/time, but friendships that are outgrown kind of make me sadder:( Unless, I totally screwed that up too and they are still friends?

-Business Proposal❤️: Loved it too because it was lots of fun!! And also another drama I looked forward to? I was excited for its 12 episode run, but after the finale I can see the appeal of a 16 episode drama, although honestly we only needed one more episode or two so shouldn’t dramas be 14 episodes instead?!! I thought it was trope-y and fun, but I was definitely not happy with how everything progressed. I would have loved to have seen more of the family falling for Tae-mu and not just his wallet. I would’ve loved for Harabuji to accept Ha-ri with his own words. I would have loved to see Ha-ri and Tae-mu openly date with the whole company knowing. I wouldn’t have minded a wedding or two. Or even seeing what kind of company Young-seo created. There are many things that could’ve been, but that is just my own greediness, since I had soooo much fun watching it that I just wanted an awesome ending.

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    It’s been a while since I have written on my fan wall! I always use my fan wall like a mini drama diary. I saw my last post, which was on Christmas, and I was saying how I wasn’t feeling so good. Sadly, I am still not feeling good. I am “okay”, but frustrated because I finally felt like I was going to overcome this since I made progress last year. But, your gut health really does influence your brain, and my anxiety has been really annoying this year because my stomach has been haywire and it’s all a circle that repeats itself. When I get like this, I tend to shut people out. Not on purpose, but more like I can’t even muster up the energy to do what I like. I always want to comment and chat, but it always gets hard to express myself when my mind is all jumbled. And it gets harder when I stay away for a while. But, like I said, I use Dramabeans as a mini diary for myself. I sometimes like to go back and see my 1-2 sentences I have on a drama I watched. It’s April already, I haven’t watched much, but I have enjoyed what I have watched:
    -Extracurricular (late 2021)⭐️: Very different from anything I’ve seen, which makes it interesting to watch because you don’t know what is going to happen. I took my time watching this just because it was intense.
    -Our Beloved Summer❤️: Caught up so I wouldn’t get spoiled with the finale. I enjoyed it and definitely have lots of opinions on it. It was cute, but I don’t think it’s rewatchable for me.
    -You Are My Spring❤️: I heard it was good and I saw the cast, so I had to watch it. I really enjoyed watching it and liked it very much. They were a very cute couple and I liked the ending, but I needed a little bit more oomph.
    -Beyond Evil❤️: I really enjoyed this one, especially because I watched it with my sister. It took us forever to finish it because we could never coordinate, but it was still exciting. I will have to ask her what she thought now that we finished it.
    -Happiness❤️❤️: Love, love, love! I really enjoyed this one! I kind of knew what I was going into, but not really, so I was very pleasantly surprised by how the story progressed and how everything happened. This is the drama I keep recommending to people even when they don’t ask me, lol.
    -More Than Blue: The Series (Taiwanese)⭐️: Apparently this is a movie that has been remade in other countries, but I didn’t know. Netflix just recommended it to me and I had nothing to watch so I watched it. So,so sad, but good. It made sense, but it didn’t. I don’t think I’ll see the movies, just because the drama made it look real and I don’t think I could get that feeling from a 2-hour movie.

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      Welcome back, I hope DB will be a place of sustenance for you once again. And I sure hope you can feel better soon. This gut stuff is really amazing, a friend’s mom started taking a probiotic (on drs advice) and her chronic sinus infections went away.

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        Thank you😊 Yes, I do hope that it does get better soon! I am on the lookout and researching everything because I’ve done a lot already and I don’t want to give up!

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      Hi
      You popped up on the beanies page so I had a look and found this post and wondered if you had found a solution because its not good when gut health is all over the place. Have you looked into Functional Medicine as a treatment plan? Practitioners look at the whole person and environment and use food and supplements as the solution. Depending on your location you should be able to find out about them on a Google search or via the Functional Medicine Institute.
      All the best.

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        Hi! Thanks for stopping by and commenting:)
        My gut health is still all over the place, but I am getting treated by a naturopath and it’s still early, but I did like everything we have discussed and are working on. I have gone through a lot of pain because of my gut, so I’m definitely trying to get it treated because I want to enjoy my 30s! What’s crazy is that earlier this week someone else recommended me Functional Medicine as well!! I have gone through so many doctors and have tried sooo many things to feel better and in one week, two people recommend the same thing. I will definitely keep that in mind if I don’t get anywhere with this new doctor I’m seeing. Thanks again for looking out😊 Beanies are the best!!

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          So happy to hear you got a naturopath involved. I hope all goes well and you can get your health optimised and get your joy back. Two recommendations in one week! I love those kinds of coincidences. It just goes to show being open about what’s going on in your life sometimes pays off.

          I am loving the Beanie community too. I used to pop over for the recaps and it was by chance I started reading the comments and that was it I signed up this month and haven’t looked back. The K drama crew are my people and bring me so much joy because I can finally discuss dramas with other people. It’s the main reason I am sticking with watching live when I prefer to binge watch. I can’t believe that it’s only this year I am noticing the K drama community online!

          I live in the serious world of psychotherapy and have been looking at the link between physical and mental health. I looked at training as a naturopath and eventually decided on functional medicine hence my recommendation. I am in the early stages of training due to work and study clashes but hopefully will be able to complete the training and offer a more rounded service for my clients in the future.
          Would be good to keep in touch and hear the good news when you get to the other side. We know these are not quick fixes but relief when it comes is much appreciated.

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            Thank you for your kind thoughts!

            I was a lurker for a while too, and when they made the fan wall, that’s when I started commenting. I love talking dramas, but I’m not so good at writing about it, so I mostly read what others have to say and nod along, lol. I’ve been really busy lately so live watching has been on the back burner, but I had to watch My Liberation Notes, since the cast was great. Still haven’t been able to comment on it, but it’s still nice to read.

            I hope that all your future endeavors go well! Fighting! I will definitely be hanging around here and hope to see you around as well!! 🙂

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            Yes live watching is hard waiting on subtitled versions and finding places to access them but I Iove the banter.

            I know what you mean about being active online when the busyness of life kicks in I wake up at stupid o’clock so have a lot of time to kill when everyone else is enjoying their sleep over here so that helps me to catch up and share thoughts.
            Take care of yourself and I will see you around ☺️

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To those that celebrate: Merry Christmas!! I hope that you may enjoy your time with family and loved ones! 🎄🎁

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    I’ll be honest I’ve been having a hard time and hanging out on DB has been fun even if I am just lurking!

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      Same! I love coming here as if it’s my secret hideout!
      I kinda felt useless when I just used to watch drama all the time & not study (I’ve valid reasons for not studying though, it’s not just dramas) but after coming here I’ve stopped thinking those stuffs! I really can’t express how fun it is read the fan wall, how amazing it feels just to see 10 20 red numbers on your notification icon! To talk to the people here whom I’ve no clue about who they are, from where they are! This all just feels so right and so good! Ahhh idk why I’m getting emotional🥺
      Saranghae beanies!!! 😘😊

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        ❤️ ❤️

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        Aww, I’m very emotional today so I definitely understand where you are coming from.🥺 Sometimes just knowing someone is watching and enjoying the same drama as you, feels good. People around you don’t know what that’s like, but Beanies do! 😊

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      *hugs* for me, hugging and being hugged take away all the pain so I don’t know what you have been through but let’s hug. I’ve been through a hard time too, and being here helps a lot (though I’m mostly on Discord lately. *shy*

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        Hugs!! A warm hug from a friend is all you need sometimes, so I will definitely accept yours and give you one back!😊

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    Merry Christmas! This site is indeed special. Hugs

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    Merry Christmas!

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#2021 Roundup
Day 24: Your Secret Pleasure

I don’t think I watched a guilty pleasure drama or variety show this year. For dramas, my guilty pleasure would be something with lots of chemistry even though the plot isn’t there (like my first drama Descendants of the Sun, lol), but this year I didn’t get the chance to watch a drama like this. As for variety shows, it would be something like My Daughter’s Men or Don’t Be Jealous, but these shows weren’t renewed probably because of the Corona of it all.

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#2021 Roundup
Day 23: Best Bromance/ Womance

Although I loved the first season better than the second, the 99 Liners were the very best of friends in both seasons. They cared for each other, understood each other’s pain, rooted for each other, and made time to spend with each other. They made each other laugh and made beautiful music together as well. It made me wish that I had kept a strong connection with my school friends.

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#2021 Roundup
Day 22: Best Secretary/ Assistant

Shim Deok-chul harabeoji was the best manager to Chae-rok! He gave him morning calls and would be so observant to all of Chae-rok’s needs and emotions. He was meticulous and very good at his job. Chase-rok definitely benefited from having such a great person next to him!

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#2021 Roundup
Day 21: That Cute Little Drama

When I think about the dramas I watched this year and the word cute, then I definitely have to mention one of the Chinese dramas I watched. I tend to turn to C-dramas when I want something cute and sweet because some of them really build up the friends to lovers relationships in a realistic and overly sweet way. Like, My Little Happiness! It was so cute, I got cavities. C-dramas can really do the fluffy romances right sometimes (and then you ignore the other parts that don’t make sense! lol).

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