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Gahhhh the teaser for Ep.15 of Mr. Queen is FIREEEE. I’m so ready for lots of epic belly laugh XD

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Run On has low-key become my favorite show to watch mid-week. I came with no expectation and was surprised by how fun it is.

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I came across Birthcare Center and thought it would be all fun and fluffy like Avengers Social Club. But boy I was wrong, the plot can get really dark sometimes. Luckily, every time I was bracing myself for the worst to come, the plot suddenly made a 180 degree turn and everything was fine. I didn’t know that watching these postpartum moms could make my heart so weak +o+

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    I’m intrigued to watch this but I’ve seen mixed reviews. More good than ehh though so I might give it a try.

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      I recommend it. Other than the thriller elements, this show is just so endearing. It portrays birth and motherhood realistically and empathically. Rather than only showing the beautiful and happy side of giving birth and being mom, this show focuses on the physical and mental impacts of such dramatic event to WOMEN. That’s a refreshing perspective to me.

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I’m bracing for the weekend. At this point, I just hope Ji Pyeong has a safe and sound departure. Dalmi and Do San can be together (or not~~). Please let JP have all the happiness he deserves.

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Among the leads, Ji Pyeong is the only one acting like an adult. I feel like he deserves more than the mess with Dal-mi and Do San. I’m tired of watching Dal-mi and Do San wailing like the whole world has always wronged them. Oh please, when the world throws lemon at you, you should beat it, squeeze it and make lemonade, like what Ji Pyeong did. Too much high school mentality is going on with these two perfectly functioning “adults”.

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    Hmmm, I sort of get why Do-san and Dal-mi are upset though. Having said all that, I kind of hated how this episode made so much of Do-san’s internal turmoil. By the end, it felt like it dwarfed what had happened to Dal-mi, as if Do-san was the real victim or the person who had been wronged.

    Anyway, after the last two episodes, I find I’m more and more on Team Ji-pyeong. After this episode, I had this moment after Ji-pyeong confessed where I just wanted the romance plot to get hijacked by Ji-pyeong and for Dal-mi to ditch Do-san. It’s not gonna happen (sadly), but I find myself a bit annoyed with how the show keeps bending backwards to make Do-san seem so pitiful and wronged.

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      I feel like the show established Ji Pyung early on by giving him a solid backstory and is now trying to overcompensate Do San by giving us his backstory now. We should have gotten this internal turmoil a little earlier

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        Agree re Ji-pyeong having a solid story from the get-go. I don’t mind that Do-san’s backstory is coming out now. For me, the bigger problem is how passive Dal-mi is in all of this and how Do-san’s inner turmoil has completely overshadowed how Dal-mi feels. I get it, poor puppy is hurt, sad, and lacks confidence. However, at this point, the show feels a bit emotionally manipulative, since it feels like Do-san’s sadness is occurring because Dal-mi is somehow obtuse and not seeing how great a guy he is, how he just wanted the best for her, how much he likes her, etc. etc. Even if he is a great guy who genuinely likes her and wants the best for her, better writing would allow this to co-exist with a proper examination of her inner life and her emotions as she processes what just came to light. Instead, it feels like uncovering Do-san’s inner turmoil is coming at the expense of uncovering Dal-mi’s feelings.

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          Agree. I think it’s bad writing to keep digging DS’s internal emotions to persuade the viewers that DS is a worthy guy for Dal-mi. Just because DS has a sad backstory doesn’t mean that Dal-mi has to feel sorry for him and feel obliged to forgive him or even return his love. Also, DS’s love for Dal-mi doesn’t feel right to me, he’s mostly driven by the obsession and love Dal-mi has for her first love, which boosts his ego. Compared to DS, JP is just miles better, from the very beginning, JP’s motivation toward Dal-mi has always been selfless, first because of grandma’s request, and later purely for Dal-mi’s wellbeing. There was this time that JP confessed his love to Dal-mi for his peace of mind, but he also stressed that he didn’t expect anything in return. That makes JP miles better than DS in terms of character. Dal-mi is also pathetic that she has to rely on others to prove her worth (insisting that dad was right, obsessing with the “hot shot” Do San) and quickly looses her mind when her amazing Do San turns out to be a lie from the beginning. I know that DM will eventually choose DS because that’s how the story is set up, but that just makes her character further irrelevant to me. At this point, I’ll stick to the show only for JP and hope he ditches the troublesome couple asap and gets the happiness he deserves. Amen!

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          Totally agree. Dal Mi just seems blank. We see emotions but not how she thinks or what drives her. It’s a shame that yeh writing is so unbalanced when it comes to characters cause there is so much scope there

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            Agreed. On paper, she has a good set-up. The writer could do good stuff with her. I don’t know why she’s being left to languish like this.

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      Yes, I feel you. I wondered why I like JP better in this case, and the answer I got is because I knew JP from the very beginning. He had a sad past but he managed to rise from it. It’s sad that I learned later on that DS also had insecurities, but this is sadly a difference between JP and DS: One managed it by himself and one managed it by the love drive he has for one woman. I’m glad that DS is beginning to show signs of him loving himself, but it doesn’t make it less sad that one needed to love one woman in order to face such problem head on. When we have another character to compare him with, it highlights how different these two are in terms of internal strength.

      It doesn’t make it any more easy to feel for DS when Kim Seon-ho, besides having a great story and depth of character from the get-go, has stronger screen presence; and while DS has become more possessive of Dal-mi, JP shows that he’s always selfless when it comes to her.

      So how can people not root for JP? Do-San is lovely, yes; but we have a competitor who doesn’t lack anything compared to him.

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    Ji Pyeong has had his petty moments for sure but on the whole, he feels more like a grown up. I feel for Do-san and Dal-mi but both of them going on about how the other was their dream just made them seem like teenagers.

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    Ji Pyeong should escape this drama and travel through the whole Netflix, leaving everyone longing for his dimples. He has the best reactions.

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The scene with Alex and Do San’s parents was hilarious!!! I take it back. I thought Alex looks like a sleazy businessman, turns out he just has a male version of “resting bitch face” ^o^

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    I havent watched the latest episode but I really wanna know, is Alex really not the villain?

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      We don’t know yet. Imo he’s more like a grey character, but at this point, we’re not given much information about his background, motives, or why he’s interested in Samsan Tech.

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    He might still be though! I don’t trust kdrama writers till the last episode is over 😆

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7 minutes into ep 5 of Start Up and I already experienced multiple doses of second embarrassment for our sans LOL

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    I was giggling even when Do san looked sad cos i just knewww a punchline was coming up, and Show did not disappoint!

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Go-stop scene was hilarious!!!!! I was rotfl when they came to the blood type joke.

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I’m on ep 2 of Start-Up and don’t get why Ji-Pyeong didn’t just meet Dal Mi himself and said he used a pen name back then. Isn’t it easier and less messy that way?

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    Regardless, I REALLY hope they don’t make Ji-Pyeong a second lead with a broken heart. He could be a great brother figure. Not all childhood relationships turn romantic ~~~

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      Im rooting for him as a fairy godmother with Halmeoni. Guiding the goofballs (Do San and Dal Mi) 🤣
      Haha. Just Please dont break his heart dramagods 🤧

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    I think it would be too incongruous. He said he was the same age as Dal-mi, he said he won a mathematical olympiad, etc. She thought he was the kid in the newspaper; if she saw what he actually looked like when he was younger, she would’ve felt deceived. Who knows what else in those letters was fabricated.

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    I wondered the same thing.. short answer is… it wouldn’t be a drama if it’s not a complicated mess 😅

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Lee Dong Wook in costume is too pretty. I hope to see more scenes of him and Kim Bum in their old times XD

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The School Nurse Files is so weird that I don’t know what to make of it. Love the color grading though…

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I’ve been enjoying Alice so far, but it occasionally weirds me out with the fact that JG is gradually fluctuated by a woman that looks like his mom…

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Oh nooooooooooo, what a plot twist!!!!!

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My guess is Dong Jae is Si Mok’s new messy roommate. Who’s with me :)))))

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    Just the thought of it makes me giggle 😛

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    I don’t think so though. Wouldn’t Dong-jae stay with his family? I think he’d also be living in a nicer place.

    My bet is that he didn’t have any choice left & went to his mom’s.

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      I thought Dong Jae said something about he hadn’t heard from his wife for a while when he and Si Mok were in front of the prison in ep 5. There was also a scene of Dong Jae listening to Chief Woo on the radio and going on to take a rest in a very small room, and it doesn’t look like he’s with his family. Haha I’m just so rooting for Si Mok and Dong Jae as roommates lmao.

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        The layout of SDJ’s room and Shimok’s room were similar as well. But SDJ’s room looked neat tho.

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        You’re right! They did show us SDJ staying in the dorm room and not with his family. But if he’s in the dorm, it means he’s not the roommate. I’m dying to know who he’s staying with and why all the secrecy. The only other person i can think of is Woo Tae-ha. He’s the only other person who knew Shi-mok needed a place to stay & the messy apartment fits his character. But it doesn’t match his position in the prosecution. Even Shi-mok had a nicer apartment and he’s lower ranked.

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    I can already imagine the hijinks! Cohabitation for the win!

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    I’m with you!

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    I would love it if that happens!

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Wow episode 4 of Stranger 2 was da bomb. The writing gets really substantiated by all the woven facts of Korean police-prosecution struggles. Now all the setup is ready, let’s bring it on!

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IOTBNO is so addicting! The only thing that bothers me is Moon Young’s manipulative ways to keep Kang Tae to herself. Just because Kang Tae has feelings for her doesn’t mean she can do whatever she wants with him ~~~

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I wish IOTBNO released the animation and the storybooks! I would buy them in a heartbeat. The stories are original and the artwork is superb, I’d love to add them to my reading collection 😀

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I really appreciate actors that actually do the horse riding scene themselves. It’s supposed to be epic so using doubles is really off-putting. If you watch enough period dramas, you’ll know how terrible these scenes can look if the actors don’t do it themselves.

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This scene is sooo cheesy but my heart did flutter a bit at the way they ran towards each other 😉

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Sooo EP 11 was epic with the battle scene. What troubled me was So Lee Lim and Lee Gon both like to kill enemies with sword instead of gun. Maybe they\’d prefer to stay true to their sageuk style LOL.

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