Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

Completed: My Unfamiliar Family❤️
Final Thoughts: Loved it! Now this is a family I can relate too T.T

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    I don’t watch too many family dramas. I love found-families, but it is always hard to find a real family that I can relate to in dramas. Typically, family dramas are weekenders and so long that I avoid them, unless they are a must watch. I can’t remember seeing a family drama with the usual 16-20 kdrama episodes though. I heard so many praises for My Unfamiliar Family that I knew I had to watch it, but I also saw some non-spoilery comments that made me wait this long to watch it. Sometimes you need to be in the right headspace to watch a drama, especially one that will hit many sore spots in your own life. Anything that has to do with family, always gets me in my feels! I think that out of all the problems I have in my life, 80% of them have to do with my family. That number is high because all I literally do is go to work and go home, where I live with them. Out of those problems, I’m pretty sure 99% of them can be solved if we talk it out. The problem is, no one listens. We are all so consumed in our own lives that it’s a bother to listen to someone else. That might not be completely true, but it sure feels that way.

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    Watching this drama, there were many things I could relate to. The secrets, the misunderstandings, the lack of conversation. I know that oh too well in my family. We are also three siblings and I am the oldest. As the oldest, I tried to protect my siblings growing up, I shielded them from many things, and also carried many of the house’s problems on my own. In my eyes, they are living carefree lives now, but I know it’s not true. I know they have problems I don’t know about. Things they hide from me, probably because I told them too many times that I was the one bearing all the problems of our family while they went out to have fun. In my eyes, they are still children that know nothing about life. It sounds very Eun-joo of me, right? To be telling my brother and sister, where they are wrong. While watching MUF, I could see myself being a mix of both Eun-joo and Eun-hee. At home, I carry a lot of the responsibilities of the household and know things I would rather not know about my family. I find myself being cold at times in order to protect myself around my family. Outside of my home, I am like Eun-hee. Such a people pleaser, trying to get on everyone’s good side. Somewhere in between is the real me and it’s hard to reconcile the fact that I am never truly myself wherever I go. I always say that I just need to leave my house to find myself, and absence makes the heart grow fonder, or so I’ve heard. I love my family. I really do! Despite all my complaints about my family, my mom and dad have done the best they could to raise us and I appreciate and love them so much for it. I sometimes feel greedy for wanting more though. I think that all I really want is for us to be more open and compassionate with each other. All I have in life is them to cheer me on! I want their love and support to always accompany me! I would also love it if a Chan-hyuk came into my life but, you know, that is a side note, hehe. My Unfamiliar Family is definitely a drama I still think about and probably will keep thinking about in the future.

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Taking a snack break at work and it’s my first time longing on to DB while at work!!😊 My coworkers and I always talk movies and shows, but I’ve only told one person I watch kdramas. Mostly because she only recently started watching and binging tv, and also because she’ll be really fun to squee with. Who knows if she’ll watch any of the 10 I recommended, hehe😅

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    Oh, I hope she does. It’s so much fun when you can have a kdrama buddy.

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      Yes! My OG kdrama buddy is really busy and has slowed her drama intake, lol. Me too though:( I’ve become picky and our tastes differ a lot, but I still love talking to her since I talk better than I write!! I still want to meet a Beanie irl though!:)

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    My secretary (who I turned on to dramAs) comes into my office when she needs a break and she and I talk dramas fir a couple minutes every day! It’s awesome!

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      That’s so cool!! It’s something I want to do, so I will keep gently pushing her to try a drama out and hopefully she gets hooked😁

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I am soooo late, but Happy Valentine’s Day Beanies!
I hope you all have a great day with your loved ones!!

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    This is the third year in a row, when I hope to join Love, February and I don’t get the chance to do so until the last day. I thought it would be easier opening up to people who don’t actually know my face, but I guess it’s even harder. Even though I am hiding behind a keyboard, opening up is kind of hard because you have to think about what you want to write about and how much you want to share about yourself. Sometimes I don’t want to think, you know. It opens up a lot of unwanted thoughts like how lonely I feel. Covid has made me feel even lonelier than ever, but I haven’t necessarily been too unhappy. All things considering, it hasn’t been so bad and I have been very blessed. But, still, if I get to thinking about what I love, I come up empty. I like many things, but do I love them. Even when it’s not about romantic relationships (still solo T.T) or the love I have for my family (crazy as we are, there is still a lot of love there!), I find it really hard to write about other things I love. Why? I really don’t know. All I really want is to find someone to talk to, someone to really know me. I joined DB thinking I was going to be this chatterbox. Here is a community of like-minded people, they love dramas, they love books, they love stories, and many times through a post they make, I find there are many other things we have in common. Still, I hold back. Even in this anonymous community, I find myself staying quiet. If I want to be heard, then why do I not speak? I don’t really understand this about myself either. Many times while reading Beanies’ posts, I find myself nodding and agreeing or sympathizing, yet every time I want to write my own thoughts, I come up empty. This Love, February, I have taken a quiet time reflecting on myself. I want to grow in love and be able to demonstrate it to the people around me and to the things that make me happy. I hope to be around this community for next year’s Love, February so I can show you all how much I’ve grown in love, especially for myself. Thank you Beanies for always being so real and open and vulnerable. I love y’all!
    Love, February

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      This is beautiful Jelly and you’ve opened up a lot! I noticed from some notifications that you liked my post so I knew of your existence a long time ago. 🥰 May this year bring you many things to smile to and about. If you’re bored you can comment on my wall because I’m easily bored too lol. 🐙

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        Thank you @mmmmm for your sweet comment!! 🥰 I also recognize your name and will definitely be sure to comment when I see you around!!

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Completed: Run On❤️

Having something to look forward to is great, and while this was airing, I counted down the days for a new episode. I really loved this drama! It was fun, and interesting, and entertaining. The relationships were all great and that finale was everything I wanted. It is a drama I can definitely recommend, but I don’t think it’s one I will rewatch or put in my top ten. I think it’s a drama I’ll think about once in a while and fondly remember what a good drama watching experience I had with it!

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Last week, I finished watching The Good Detective and I am just here to say that I loved it! It is not a perfect drama by any means, but I really haven’t watched a drama like this in a while, where I’m super interested in it and I take my time to really sit down and watch the episodes. I only heard of this drama through end of the year awards, which makes me sad because I would have loved to have watched it live so I could read Beanies’ thoughts on it. I am horrible at putting my own thoughts together!

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    TGD was great! It made me fall in love with Jang Seung-jo.

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      Yes, same! He wasn’t on my radar before for whatever reason, but he was really quite amazing in this.

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    I loved this show, too!

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      Yay! I also saw that you were watching this and that you posted on the fan wall, but I really took it slow since I was busy. You kept saying it was good, so it motivated me. Thank you for showing your love, hehe 🙂

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    Caught up with this show recently and really enjoyed it. Son Hyun Joo was excellent and now I can understand why people said he was wasted in Criminal Minds.

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      I didn’t see Criminal Minds, but he was great here for sure!!

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    I loved this show so much, but as it was not being recapped and not so many beanies were live watching, it was complicated to have many interactions.
    Here is my post of my thought about the drama: https://www.dramabeans.com/members/eazal/activity/1122116/

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      I agree with your post on so many thoughts! The fact that they went there, shook me because I seriously thought they were going to be able save him. Throughout the whole drama, I kept thinking who is the “good” detective. To many, it’s just a paying job if they are honest. But like you said, they are human, just like we are. I also think of this drama in the Watcher genre, where I just love it!!

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        Hmmm, I don’t think I’ve watched Watcher (I thought I did for a while — I swear I thought I’d seen a police drama with SKJ — but I looked up the drama description right now and I don’t remember watching a police drama with HSK). Is it good? Worth watching?

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          I really loved Watcher too! In my opinion worth watching! The story is interesting and SKJ was so good in it as well!

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          It’s really good, Maq. It talks about who watches the watchers, and HSK is perfection in his role (when is he not?).
          And besides, it has SKJ, and you know I’m not objective about him!

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    I finally binged it a while back and it was really good, thank you for the recommendation, fellow beanies! The cast is fantastic and even though it’s gritty procedural drama, it somehow has a family drama vibes… Most memorable is the team maknae having a meltdown and trashing the office, and the team leader saying sadly “It’s ok, I’ll pay the damage…”
    And Ji-hyuk falling asleep like a brick on Seo-kyung is never not funny ><

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      I can see the family vibes, especially since the team said they were family. Loved that!! The maknae’s meltdown also touched me, especially since he was pretty new and for the most part wanted to do things the “right” way. He’s just a guy with a job too though.

      I laughed so hard when he was in her apartment, and took a drink and tried to walk out all cool and everything, just to fall down dead asleep on the floor😂😂

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      I am pretty ambivalent about Seo-kyung, whom I thought was deeply flawed (which is a good thing actually; it speaks to the quality of the writing I think), but I did love the scenes between her and Ji-hyuk. He’s so adorable around her! Also, Lee Elijah is so pretty!

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        I really like Lee Eijah!! And yeah, although there was something about her character, their scenes, though brief, were good!!

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          Brief and memorable! Still can picture his hopeful shy smile when he blew the whistle for her at their last scene, aaw, so adorable…

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Completed: Sweet Home⭐️

The first drama I finished in 2021 is Sweet Home! My dad actually saw the trailer for this and since he wanted to watch something with me, we decided to watch it together. I am a huuuuge scaredy-cat!! I don’t like scary movies and, for the most part, I avoid dramas that have anything creepy or scary in them because I am not about that life. Still, since I wanted to watch something with my dad, I gave it a try. I’ll admit, at first I was a little scared, but after a while, it got easy to watch, especially since the plot and story got interesting. Overall, I really enjoyed this drama! They really became like a family that it was sad to see things keep happening to them because I just wanted them to be safe. With that ending hinting at a second season, I am totally down for it since I am curious as to where the story is going. My dad liked the drama too, and wanted us to watch the next season already…I think my dad has been watching too much Netflix and has gotten used to binge watching completed shows, lol.😂

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    My sister and I watched it twice. I really hope that it gets renewed. I’m glad that you and your dad enjoyed this show 🙂

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      That’s nice! I keep trying to get my sister to watch something with me, but she just won’t. I think she is just against anything I like, lol.

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        Give it another try. Maybe Sweet Home will be the exception 🙂

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          I will! Thank you!😊
          I might try watching Extracurricular with her, I’ve heard good things and I haven’t watched it yet!

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#2020Roundup
Day31:Freestyle

Happy New Year Beanies!!
I want to wish you all the very best in the year to come. That you and your family stay in good health and that you are closer to making your dreams come true!!
Take care Beanies!!🎉

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    I just wanted to point out, more to myself, that this is the first time that I have consistently posted in the Fan wall. Thirty one days to be exact!! I can’t believe it because usually I give up in posting my thoughts, but this was a personal challenge. I actually started the #2020Roundup while I was in isolation due to covid. I don’t know how, but I got it and stayed in my room for the 10 days of isolation as to not get my parents and siblings sick. It was incredibly lonely, I knew I was lonely, but I didn’t know I was that lonely. I love dramas because they are fun, entertaining, and distracting. But, do you ever get disillusioned by your life that even dramas you love seem to be outlandish. I don’t think I am there yet because I caught it early and started doing other things to entertain myself. For selfish reasons, I want covid to be over, so I can do more things outside my home and so I can really enjoy my dramas to the max. Realistically, I want covid to be over because I was very blessed to be a mild case. Worldwide suffering hurts. It would be nice if we could all heal together!

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#2020Roundup
Day30:Freestyle

Favorite Movie
I watched a couple of Kmovies this year, not necessarily from 2020, but ones that caught my interest. With its Oscar win, Parasite is definitely the most memorable. I am a bad kdrama reviewer, and the worst movie critic, bit its accolades speak for itself. My brother and sister watched this with me and enjoyed it too which makes it even more memorable.
Other movies I watched:
-Kim Jiyoung-Born 1982
-I Can Speak
-#Alive
-My Bossy Girlfriend
-Swing Kids

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    I loved Parasite, although I think it’s very literary and there are aspects of it that I don’t completely grasp. I also like Swing Kids!

    I think the only movies I’ve watched this year are movies involving Yoo Yeon-seok.

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      I agree! I talked a lot with my brother and sister after Parasite, and even read articles on interviews and such to understand, but I forgot that all now😅.
      I liked Swing Kids too, but clearly I had no idea what the movie was about since I was so shooketh at the end!

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#2020Roundup
Day28:Freestyle

Variety Shows
I love a good laugh, so this year a lot of my focus was on variety shows. They are like a daily routine at this point. For the most part, I watch only one episode a day, with Fridays being up in for variety shows that are seasonal.
*Saturday: I Live Alone
*Sunday: Running Man
*Monday: 1 Night 2 Days
*Tuesday: Master in the House
*Wednesday: Ask Us Anything
*Thursday: The Home Detox
*Friday: Whichever show sounds interesting, such as: Traveler:Argentina, The Great Escape 3, Twogether, New Journey to the West 8

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    *Day29😅

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    try convenience store restaurant.. i watched recent most episode.. it is hilarious.. yuri’s segment is so laugh out loud

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#2020Roundup
Day28:Freestyle

Favorite Taiwanese Drama
I only saw two this year, but I definitely have to give a shout out to Someday, Or One Day. Beanies made me watch this because of their love of it in the fan wall. I am a fan of time travel and time slips, and though I am horrible in giving reviews, I can say that I loved this drama and it was just what I wanted. I also saw Lost Romance, which was also fun and entertaining.

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    It’s the only Taiwanese drama I’ve watched and it goes directly to list of best tv shows ever!

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#2020Roundup
Day27:Freestyle

Favorite JDrama
I watched like four jdramas this year and out of those four, I think that Love Lasts Forever was the most enjoyable one. It has the tsundere whom you learn to like and the candy that works hard in her job and to get the love of the tsundere. The main reason I liked it was because *spoiler* of our tsundere’s love confession. In dramas like this, the guy or girl just fall in love, but we never get to know why, so I like that this drama showed us*end of spoiler*. The drama also had this catchy song at the end of the episodes that always hyped things up, which I guess made me want to watch more of it, lol.

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    Official HIGE DANdism’s I Love… is my happy pill song. The drama introduced me to it and Takeru Satoh introduced me to the drama. That boy can do no wrong😍

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      I play it to hype myself up and randomly dance around the house!😂

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#2020Roundup
Day26:Freestyle

Favorite Cdrama
I haven’t watch many Cdramas compared to Kdramas, but I sometimes like to watch them in between my live dramas or when I watch thriller dramas, since I almost always pick the cute/sweet Cdramas. I am currently watching Forever Love, which I am currently enjoying, but since I haven’t finished it this year my award goes to: The Romance of Tiger and Rose. I usually watch the high school/ college dramas just because they are sometimes the most loved and recommended, but I saw this one pop up in the Beanie wall so I decided to give it a shot. I ended up really liking it since I hadn’t seen many dramas of this genre. The heroine was a hoot and I just like it when the guy falls first. I have yet to see a long Cdrama, so maybe that’s my next adventure.

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#2020Roundup
Day25:Freestyle

The best part of watching dramas: Beanies!!
I am not the most vocal here, but I always have fun spending time with you all. To all those that celebrate: Merry Christmas!

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#2020Roundup
Day24: Drama I Want To Be In Right Now

When The Weather I Nice! Because I want a white Christmas and a cozy book club family. (You could tell I’ve never been in the snow because I know many of you are struggling in the snow. I’ll probably hate it too!)

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    Awwww, I love this! I would happily join you there, and will bring some ginger loaf to share with the book club. Happy Christmas, Jellybn!

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      That sounds delicious!! Merry Christmas CBme!!😊

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      Me too.
      And may I add all weather in love beanies to the club? 🥰

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        Sounds like a plan! Tea, books, warm fires and good company – let’s make it a thing for all who love Weather. ☺

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        Yes! Count me in 🥰

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    Sameeeee. We’re covered in snow where I live but not feeling as cozy as in the drama! It’s just darn cold!

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#2020Roundup
Day23:Freestyle

Drama I am Currently Loving

Run On! It’s only on episode 3, so knock on wood, but I am really enjoying it. They are all weird, but in an way that makes them appealing and makes you want to tune in. I haven’t live watched anything since Forest of Secrets 2, so the fact that I put it on as soon as I came home today to watch while eating dinner, it says a lot

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#2020Roundup
Day22:Freestyle

Drama I Wish I Watched Live
I am pretty happy with all the live dramas I watched this year, but there is one I regret not watching live: My Unfamiliar Family. And I still haven’t had the chance to watch it! 😅😭I hear so many praises for it that I know I should watch it, but I just haven’t gotten to it. Maybe because it’s not easily accessible or maybe because I’m just lazy, I don’t know why, but I guess I have to get in the mood for it. Hopefully it comes soon!

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    Hope you enjoy My Unfamiliar Family when you do get to it! I think waiting until the mood strikes is a good approach to increasing your overall enjoyment of a show!😊

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    I hear you. While I’m ultimately glad that I avoided the disaster ending of DoDo, there’s a part of me that wishes I’d live watched it and had been able to rave with fellow Beanies (at least up through episode 13, I think?). It seemed to have brought a lot of joy to people up until that point. I now benefit from their pioneering in that I will never watch that drama, but I regret just a tad that I didn’t get to experience the happy parts with everyone.

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      Yes! I wished I watched DoDo too, and I’ll add Brahms to that as well. I like music and can very poorly play the violin, so I think those two dramas would be up my alley, but I missed the timing watching live and now I don’t want to go back to them because there are some good ones I missed! Ahh, the never ending drama list!!

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#2020Roundup
Day21: Freestyle

New Drama Watching Experience:
My dad watched his first drama with me this year. He was never a big TV watcher, but I taught him how to work the remote and now he watches more TV than any one of us in our house. He has also been wanting to spend time with me, which means we watch a lot of TV and movies together. I told him that I wasn’t interested in watching any long season shows, which is why I switched to dramas, so he said he would give a drama a try. Since he can’t really read well, and only knows Spanish, I decided to watch a drama with him that I had already seen so I could explain it to him. We watched Signal and he really enjoyed it. Watching a drama with my dad was nice because I know he watched it to spend time with me and also he was so into the drama. He kept wanting to see it, but it would take a while because I was always so busy. Now, he picked a drama on his own that we are now watching together. Is this the start of a new drama fan?!😄

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#2020Roundup
Day20:Cameo that blew your mind

Like I said before, I forget everything. I get all hyped up at the moment and then forget everything later. So, I guess that the most memorable cameo from this year has to be Kim Soo-hyun in Crash Landing On You when he reprised his movie role of the North Korean spy in South Korea. To be honest, I haven’t seen the movie😅 and that’s why I remember his cameo because I put the movie on my to watch list. All I need is time now!!

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    Oh yeah he did! I forgot about that.

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      I only remember it because of his tracksuit and funny expressions 😂

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#2020Roundup
Day19:Most Memorable Scene

Moon Gang-tae’s breakdown in It’s Okay To Not Be Okay really stands out in my mind. That cry that comes from your heart, I know it. Family moments always get to me. I love my family, but we are so toxic to each other. Thus, why I love my other most memorable scene which is the the finale of IOTNBO! Those camping scenes made me tear up. I wish for the day my family can cry out one last time and we actually listen to each other, so we can finally learn to love each other without having to cause each other pain.

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#2020Roundup
Day18:One you want to rant about

I don’t think there is a drama I saw this year that I want to rant about. Can I rant about today?! Apparently I only remember things as they are occurring!

Looked back at my drama list and I want to rant about how the female lead in Find Me In Your Memory never once wore a comfy, casual outfit!! I get it, she’s an actress, but shouldn’t she own a least one pair of sweatpants! Also, she called him anchornim until the end. Why? I may never get it. Rant over. (I might be a little loopy and sensitive today guys😂)

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