Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

2019-2021 K-drama Summaries: They have a strong beginning, however somewhere in the middle (ep 5-9) they lose spark and fall into the most cliche tropes!! I really forced myself to finish Itaewon Class this weekend, I though there should be a reason it won Drama of the Year!! But nope, it turned out to be another overhyped drama with the most boring love triangle (square, pentagon?), black-and-white characterization, over-exaggerated plotlines, etc.! The only saving grace was the acting of the 4 main characters that kept me watching!

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    Maybe I just got old enough that K-dramas are not my cup of tea anymore (too bad, because I used to enjoy them a lot few years ago!)… But nowadays I feel that if it doesn’t get over-dramatic and way too cheesy, it’s not even a K-drama!

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Dear Beanies,
I was wondering if you have watched any good cdrama recently. I’m really craving to watch a good period drama and kdramas are so underwhelming nowadays. So I though perhaps I need to pick a cdrama… have you watched The Rise of Phoenixes (2018), does it worth investing my time for 70 episodes? Any other recommendation?

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    I’ve tried “The Rise of Phoenixes” and I will say that it’s a reeeaaaaally, reeeeeaaaally, reeeeaaaally slow burn type of drama that requires a lot of time and a really good attention span 😅😅 Both of those things (a lot of time and a longer attention span) were things I did not really have when I chose to watch it, so I, personally, did not get past Episode 10 lol But you should definitely give it a try. I imagine that if you watched “Nirvana In Fire” and liked it, you will like this one, too

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    The Rise of Phoenixes is absolutely amazing!! It’s my top cdrama along with Nirvana in Fire. An absolute masterpiece.

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    Joy of Life! I haven’t finished but am loving it so far, and everyone tells me it’s great till the end!

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Happy 29th birthday Xiao Zhan

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😂😂😂

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Flower of Evil ep 7: LJG keeps distracting with his beauty that I have to rewind so many times to read the subs… oppa why are you so beautiful, why, why 😍

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Starting my day with Xiao Zhan, missed him so much

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      Awwww thank you for sharing <3 I saw this this morning 🙂

      I definitely miss him, and it doesn't help that we don't know anything about what's happening with his dramas that still need to air 🙁 There's new rumours about "The Wolf" every week that I cannot even keep up anymore, there's rumours about changes to "The Oath Of Love" and, as always, there's no news about "Duoluo Continent"

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      What brings me happiness and peace, though, despite everything, is seeing that he is still doing okay and that HE is at peace with everything–going to work, enjoying work, is busy but doesn’t seem to have an insane schedule so he can still have rest…

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      Thank you for this. Whatever the reason there is just something so nice about seeing him. Thank goodness it looks like he isn’t working himself to death.
      Let’s hope we see some of his new dramas at some point.

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      Thanks so much @persianrose. I enjoyed 🥰 watching him just being his ordinary self, getting about without being mobbed, looking relaxed. That’s the way it ought to be when going about work LOL, but unfortunately not for the celebrity.

      I should go watch some more XZ vids again. I’m still listening to his songs whenever I hop into the car. 😁

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    wow I really like this collection of random clips of his daily activities~ thanks for sharing!!! i def lol at him trying to air-punch the cat when it walked away. hahaha

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    and what about the lady who was sitting behind him at the cafe? , if she’s a xfx, for sure she’s gonna cry for the missed opportunity. bdw a cxfx posted that she missed XZ and there’s a pic where they were about to cross paths but she was looking down at her phone.. she said she’s sad that she missed seeing him in person. me, i would cry for sure, lols. bdw ,his fans flocked to that coffee house in shanghai a few hours after the studio posted his vid. XZ power!!!

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    I saw this on twt as well! I was wondering why he was on a plane and silly me remembered that China is BIG *facepalm*

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This is official, I love it ❤ This is the drama I was waiting for so many years…
The Flower of Evil, Ep 4

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Happy The Untamed one year anniversary!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Airport fashion

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Joongi appa (아빠)

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There is a rumor that The Oath of Love will be broadcasted on July 20. July needs to come faster!!

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Gosh, I’m so hyped now, can’t wait

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30 Day Drama Challenge. Day 13. Best Drama Villain
Choi Min-soo ajusshi, I like all his villain roles, he makes me to love and hate his character at the same time!!
Honorary Mention: Lee Hye-young as Judge Cha (Lawless Lawyer), Zhu Zanjin as Jin Guangyao (The Untamed), Lee Hanee (Shine or Go Crazy), Dong Ha (Suspicious Partner), Kim Jae Wook (Voice)

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Keeping my fingers crossed 🤞

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#30DaysDramaChallenge
#13 Overrated Drama: Signal
I know this is very unpopular opinion!
Being a mystery thriller genre fan, I went in with really high expectation, but was sorely disappointed! Specially because this is the 1st kdrama I watched with my husband!
1. There is absolutely no suspense or mystery (everything was crystal clear from day 1, not even a bit of surprise all through the show)
2. The villains were too underwhelming
3. The main plot (social justice and powerful villain) is too overdone. Also unethical and incompetence police officers are too overdone!!
4. Main lead acting (LJH) was weak, specially in comparison with two other leads, his incompetence was so glaring
5. So much repetition all through the show when they indicated things from two time periods. As a result the show dragged way too long!
6. Main character death also loses all its effect and actually become irritating when those same people come back the next episode!!
7. Subway PPL fillers
8. There are so many other kdramas with similar problems and plot holes, but this one is way too overrated that is getting a season 2 now!
Honorary Mention: Healer, Goblin, City Hunter

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    Oooooohhhh. This is a good one.

    I wasn’t impressed with this drama either. I felt the cases are not exceptional enough. They did not bring anything unique to police detective thrillers. I prefer the cases in Missing Noir M.

    I do think it has a high production value, specially coming from PD of Misaeng. It was just that the writing cases were not there for me.

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      I liked the cinematography and attention to details specially depicting 80s vibe, but the underwhelming writing ruined it for me, the main premise (radio frequency from past) was really interesting, but the execution as a whole was just mediocre… This is one of those show that has many pros and cons at the same time but the cons over-weighed the pros for me

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      I loved “Missing Noir M” ~!! That show was definitely really unique—and trippy at times— for being another police procedural 👌🏻 I would definitely watch it if it had a season 2… Or I could rewatch season 1 😅

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    It took me four years to finish Signal. Maybe it was just too smart for me. I couldn’t get into it.

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    Thank you! I had A LOT of problems with this show.

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#30DaysDramaChallenge
12. Drama that you can watch over and over

The Untamed, the more I watch, the more I like!!!
Honorary Mention: Que Sera Sera, Two Weeks, My Princess (my guilty pleasure!!)

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30 Day Drama Challenge

Day 9 – Favourite Secondary Couple

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30 Day Drama Challenge
Day 8 – WORST NOTP – I have SO MANY in this category, I can write a full length essay, instead I decided to summarize it in three words: inconceivable, dysfunctional, unbalance





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    Continue: OTPs of
    The Great Seducer
    When a Man Falls In Love
    Marry Him If You Dare
    Hotel del Luna
    My Girl
    A Korean Odyssey
    The King: Eternal Monarch
    The Bride of Habaek
    Dr. Jin
    Sungkyunkwan Scandal
    Arthdal Chronicles

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30 Day Drama Challenge. Day 7. Best OTP: ERIC & JUNG YU MI in Que Sera, Sera (This is my all time favorite, no wonder they keep casting them together!!)
Honorary mentions: Wangxian (my current most favorite OTP) and Bong Sang-pil & Ha Jae-yi (Lawless Lawyer)

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