Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

The other three weekend shows were kind of losing my interest over their runs so I decided to watch Train and to my surprise I found this nice OST! The highlight is certainly the chorus vocals.

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Koo Ja Sung visited the Chip In set (those stairs!): sometimes I wish he had been in that drama instead of wasting his time on Was It Love but I guess he’s still too inexperienced

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Interesting 18 Again teaser: we are going to see two different Lee Do Hyun characters (one as his younger self and one as his older self), this will certainly be the acting test for him!

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    I really liked him jn Hotel Del Luna. I believe he has the potential to nail this

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Yoo Jae Suk has collaborated with other musicians in the past but this is taking it to another level: the chorus looks and sounds great! May I hope he takes on a fully fledged acting role next?

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The chorus gives me wistful feelings about how Was It Love totally butchered its third wheels like Yeon Woo & Ryu Jin. I pray Pa Do’s character isn’t ruined for the sake of propping up the OTP.

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Sultry vocals, repeated piano chords, electronic guitar’s melody, accompaniment by electric bass & percussion: they combine to make this United Effort to Accomplish One Thing OST shine brightly

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Was It Love: Recognising lead privilege in this short preview is so easy when you shoot the other three male leads together at :27. Dae Oh also doesn’t have a crazy CEO or mother hampering him!

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With only 8 episodes, United Effort to Accomplish One Thing might be the MBC thriller successor after 365: Repeat the Year. Is the title a foreshadowing ala Murder on the Orient Express?

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    Only 8 episodes? Mmmmmmm

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    I loved 365: RTY so I’ll probably check this out 🙂

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    I’m kind of curious about this one. Are you watching it?

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      Yes I am! I normally post OSTs/BGMs that I like from shows that I’m currently watching.

      I also keep a list of them on the ‘My Shows’ tab and if they don’t get dropped by the end there’s always a RFWR (five word rating) post on it.

      This show has a pretty interesting interview style that kind of makes it look more theatrical in nature, though there’s also the possibility where its existence could also imply some narrative possibilities later on (but I think going the meta route is okay too!).

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        Sounds interesting. If time permits, I might just check it out!

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Was It Love: I’m predicting some lead privilege next week where Dae Oh gets to save Ha Nee from the ‘accident’. There is an interesting theory in the comments where Ha Nee was actually adopted!

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    Adopted? Hmnnnn 🤔
    But there was a scene when they showed Ae-Jeong pregnant.

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      She didn’t even finish her degree because she went to hiding like usually women do when they’re stigmatized to be single moms and it’s better to tell that the father is dead of that society.

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My pick from the My Unfamiliar Family BGM! The melody that starts from 1:04 with the guitar and climaxes with the running notes on the piano will always remind me of all the drama in the show.

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Radily’s Five Word Ratings (RFWR)
(Number refers to live-watching drama count)

#66 – My Unfamiliar Family / (I Don\’t Know Much, But) We Are Family (tvN)
Subjective: 2/5, Miscommunication was frustrating to watch
Objective: 3/5, Makjang elements were executed decently

In general, anything rated below 3/5 on the objective mark is NOT recommended by Radily for watching.

RFWR Directory

#1 – #61 -> 2018 / 2019 / 2020 Shows (till June)
#62 – #64 -> Sweet Munchies / Old School Intern / Oh My Baby
#65 -> Will You Have Dinner With Me

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This Was It Love OST cover is of Dae Oh shielding Ae Jung from rain and the chorus lyrics appear to be only relevant to them both: another piece of heartbreaking evidence for the other 3 ships.

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‘I’m losing myself’
‘Make me stronger’
‘Leave me stranger’
‘Tell me the truth you liar’

Just from the English lyrics, you can already decipher the angsty vibes from this show!
Graceful Friends

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Backstreet Rookie: a total and complete mess and the tragedy of why I had to endure watching it

1) Dae Hyun: His story in the show so far has been placating Yeon Joo and getting carried by Saet Byul in the sales while doing nothing concrete to promote his store. There are zero signs of his backstory and why he wanted to become a manager yet and so far he’s being so reactive in the romance it’s hard to see why he should be in any relationship.
2) Saet Byul: Her crush on Dae Hyun is mystifying since I can never understand how one interaction from 3 years ago makes an undying love even after she has interacted with him. Her propensity for violence is laughable and unrealistic in the real world and you would think her priority isn’t romance but ensuring that there’s a roof over her head first.
3) Yeon Joo: She kissed another guy with all the intentions behind it and ends up getting the privilege of dumping her boyfriend? Does she even know that in going out with Seung Joon, the power dynamics will be reversed and she can no longer continue being so entitled? Have we even seen her working or is her role in the story just being chased after?
4) Seung Joon: We have no idea why he loves Yeon Joo and he’s just making classic rich villain moves in the story
5) The other office workers: Waste of space
6) Eun Byul: Generally an okay arc for an immature sister without parenting but arc needs to be completed first
7) Saet Byul’s father: I just predict that the car accident that killed him was not an accident for some lame conflict
8) Ji Wook: Probably one of the bright lights in this show but he is designed just to give Saet Byul problems
9) Saet Byul’s friends: Waste of space: we already know the usual song and dance when Geum Bi meets Dal Sik
10) Dae Hyun’s parents: You exist just to give Dae Hyun problems
11) Dae Hyun’s aunt: Waste of space
12) Dal Shik: Waste of space: are you even a friend to Dae Hyun if you can’t admit your mistake
13) Yeon Joo’s mother: Being the boring ‘I disagree to your relationship’ parent and classic rich villain moves
14) 4 Heavenly Kings: Waste of space, honestly Dae Hyun’s father was enough to expose Yeon Joo’s mother’s past
15) Eun Byul’s bullies: I laughed out loud when they just disappeared from the story after they were no longer needed

Honestly I had a lot of reasons to drop this show from the premiere week (I shall not mention them since doing so would attract all the bots) but stayed for Kim Min Kyu’s cameo appearance as Ji Wook. Now I got sucked into watching the show because he’s set up to be a Puppy destroyed by paparazzi that was just haphazardly inserted into the story (which had nothing to do with the entertainment industry regardless). I have 0 idea why Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung would do this after their terrible previous dramas: they should fire their agents ASAP.

P.S. For those who enjoy Kim Min Kyu: he did an episode of Running Man (504), go watch it!

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    That was a very well articulated character by character analysis. Despite seeing a single minute of the drama I now feel like completing it in one go. And as for your dedication to watch Kim Min Kyu, I would to use this phrase in knowing Bros style- 아주 칭찬해/ I really praise you

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    It’s really a shame that puppy is only a cameo, not a love interest, although he’s appearing more and more, does this even count as cameo anymore?

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Don’t be fooled too much by the light and breezy humming at the start: Men Are Men features fate and destiny in tragic and melodramatic foreshadowings. There’s puppy Seo Ji Hoon however.

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I watched this Knowing Bros episode just for the Was It Love cast and it was hilarious! And I learnt that Koo Ja Sung has already finished his military service! *skips around blissfully*

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Radily’s Five Word Ratings (RFWR)
(Number refers to live-watching drama count)

#65 – Will You Have Dinner With Me / Dinner Mate (MBC)
Subjective: 1/5, The crazy exes from hell
Objective: 1/5, Dragging insanity and nothing else

In general, anything rated below 3/5 on the objective mark is NOT recommended by Radily for watching.

RFWR Directory

#1 – #51 -> 2018 / 2019 / 2020 Shows (till March)
#52 -> How to Buy a Friend
#53 – #54 -> Hi Bye, Mama! / Nobody Knows
#55 – #56 -> 365: Repeat the Year / Welcome
#57 -> Find Me in Your Memory
#58 -> Hospital Playlist
#59 – #60 -> The King: Eternal Monarch / When My Love Blooms
#61 -> Mystic Pop-up Bar
#62 – #64 -> Sweet Munchies / Old School Intern / Oh My Baby

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I haven’t commented much on Memorials but I find it an engaging watch in spite of the childhood connection. This OST has quite a chill tone that gets me bopping to its guitar riffs very easily.

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Was It Love‘s cliffhanger music! I’m curious to find out if the show will go the obvious and boring route as shown in the poster or if they’ll change things up and break the usual drama trends.

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    I have a feeling that they go for the obvious route.

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    I hope not. But I’m enjoying this show so far.

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    I’m all for what’s shown in the poster, and I don’t think its boring at all. So far we have a choice of 3 fathers for her daughter as a few signs point to each. This is the first drama in a long time that I’m anxious for the next episodes as soon as this week’s episodes end.

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      I’m really curious who the dad is. I feel like the clear front-runner is Oh Dae-oh.

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        I really want it to be Oh Dae-oh because he clearly was head over heels in love with the mom and probably still is. But, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was the actor and there is that odd ultrasound book with the teacher’s name as the dad. I’m thinking that can be easily explained though. I just love the actor who plays Oh Dae-oh though, so I’m hoping it is him.

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          I want Yeon-woo, the teacher, to be the dad. I like his character the most so far. The actor who plays him is also quite nice to look at it. If it’s not him, though, then I want Dae-oh to be the dad. He’s a bit of a jerk, but the actor gets on my nerves and the gangster is, well, a gangster.

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Sweet Munchies BGM is out: find the other tracks by searching 야식남녀 (Original Television Soundtrack) on YouTube. Sadly, they didn’t upload the tracks I wanted: this was when Tae Wan drunk cried.

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    My mom is watching this and enjoying it. Are you enjoying it as well?

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      I won’t recommend watching it unless you’re a super fan of Lee Hak Joo, even then, you can skip the rest of the drama and just watch his scenes.

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