Beanie level: Errand boy

I started watching 18 Again with my mum, and I love the characters so far, especially Da-jung. My favourite part of episode 4 is seeing how Si-ah and Si-woo take after her independence and kindness respectively 😊

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    I love this family so much and I love Da Jung so much

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    This is such a good drama.
    I didn’t watch when airing because I didn’t like the premise and I thought it would be a bit dumb, but after watching Sweet Home and being so impressed by LDH, I decided to give it a try, and I can’t be happier I did. What an amazing drama with such solid acting! You won’t regret it. It only gets better.

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      I didn’t catch it on air either because I don’t like the iQiyi interface, then I got busy at work after it was available on Viu and Netflix. I just finished ep6 and I’m still very impressed by the pacing, plot, and the way we slowly learn more about each character! I did enjoy Lee Do-hyun’s performance on Hotel Del Luna, so that was a draw alongside the fact that the show is directed by the PD of Go Back Spouses.

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I love it when dramas use visual parallels to mirror plot development 😍 (I’m back from a manga-induced drama hiatus and enjoying Please Don’t Date Him tremendously!)

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    I gave this drama a miss but I honestly like the leads. Both of them are cute

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      Hmmm, I found the actor (the idol) playing the ML wooden. Or was that just me? IDK. I liked the three women leads, though.

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        He definitely needs to improve his acting.

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        His acting doesn’t feel as refined as Song Hayoon’s, but I think he was cast well. Guk-hee is shy and tentative in general, keeping his feelings close, so if there was any awkwardness in the acting I didn’t notice it much.

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    Yaaaaay!!! I’m enjoying that drama too. ❣️

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      I love it too! ♥️

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      Yes! It’s a gem of a show and I’m glad it’s my first watch of 2021. It appeared at a time I was thinking a lot about issues of privacy, and it helped me to reflect on what I choose to share with others and how I can change that for the better by being more conscious about the space others deserve.

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For how quiet it is, Do You Like Brahms? sure packs an emotional punch. I love that our leads are so observant: they see each other in a way even their close friends don’t quite seem to. The little steps they are taking towards each other feel so organic and meaningful.

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The bellboy in Hotel Del Luna has the most adorable expressions!

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I bought some Melona late last year and finally got to eating it… and it couldn’t stand up straight anymore 😶 This somehow feels fitting for what 2020 has been so far.

(P.S. In my defence, Melona aficionados, my stomach was fussy so I couldn’t eat cold food for a while. I didn’t mean to neglect my Melona thus!)

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I often wonder just how the When the Camellia Blooms writer thought of all these iconic lines 🔥

P.S. I just realised he’s behind Fight My Way too!

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My favourite over-dramatic, cheesy, gloriously heroic entrance (complete with perfect backlighting) #WhenTheCamelliaBlooms

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Look at these two sad bunnies 😆 #WhenTheCamelliaBlooms

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After watching a few slice of life/ rom-com dramas, I decided I wanted something more action-packed for a change. A certain Dramabeans cult favourite seemed to fit the bill 😁

I’m especially excited because the series was recapped by @javabeans. Being able to read a JB/GF recap truly elevates and completes the drama-watching experience. #Healer

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Bid farewell to this gem of a show that has charmed me for the past month and a half :’)

Billed as a fusion rom-com sageuk, Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung turned out to be so much more. It was a thoughtful exploration of the role of history and what it means to write and re-write it. It was also a kind of inverted coming-of-age tale: an ensemble of brave young characters grapple with a political reality that threatens to crush their ideals and beliefs. But instead of caving to disllusionment, they create a space for change to happen.

The show is more optimistic and light-hearted than sageuks usually are, but it gave each character, big and small, a moral weight and compelling backstory that told of the writer’s respect and affection for each of her fictional creations.

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I love that Hae-ryung isn’t the only female character with spunk in Rookie Historian 😆

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Rookie Historian owes so much of its humour to this pair (especially Sam-bo!)

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I love a show that reverses gender tropes 😂 #RookieHistorianGooHaeryung

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The scenery and cinematography in this episode 😍 #RookieHistorianGooHaeryung

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Related so hard to this scene in Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung: the girls attended their first royal court meeting, and produced illegible minutes.

Brings back memories of the first few meetings I attended as a research assistant—the researchers kept talking over each other, and my minutes had so. many. typos.

Have mercy on us minions!

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THERE IS A CROCODILE ON HIS STETHOSCOPE #HospitalPlaylist

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Why… why did he have to bend down so that he’s on her eye level this is so cute it’s devastating 😫 #ExtraordinaryYou

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    Because otherwise she won’t be able to hear what he’s saying 😀

    The lead actress had mentioned in BTS that when her tall co-stars talk with one another, she sometimes can’t hear what they are talking about because they are so high up XD

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      Omg that’s hilarious! It reminds me of this prof whose office is near mine.

      When I run into him in the corridors, I often end up saying hi to his chest (I’m 5 ft 2/ 158cm).

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Why yes, being so good-looking that I need a relationship-status nametag so that no one hits on me at work is something I can totally relate to ꒰•◡•꒱ #MyIDisGangnamBeauty

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    Haha, I don’t even remember this happening in the drama. What episode is this from?

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      The very last one! It’s roughly two-thirds through the episode, after the scene of poor Mi-rae being badgered with plastic surgery questions by her tutee.

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I started My ID is Gangnam Beauty on a whim, and so far, the rambling slice-of-life pace has been perfect. The plot is simple, but it allows for these quiet, contemplative moments of realisation and growth.

Although Kyung-seok is hurt that Mi-rae asked him out for drinks to convince him to meet his mum, he stays and listens. And although she’s worried because Kyung-seok isn’t taking her actions well, Mi-rae presses on with a bit of wisdom from her experience with her dad.

Flashbacks are often used indiscriminately in dramas, but the editing in this scene helped us to see that Mi-rae’s words made Kyung-seok see his mum’s expression in a different light.

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You know your friend loves you when they roast you like this (◔ᴗ◔) #MyIDisGangnamBeauty

Love,
February

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