Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

Happiness: I remember gleefully cracking up when the beeper went off and everyone just froze right there and then. Andrew’s reaction is hard to read here but he seems genuinely shocked? Right?

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Kwak Si Yang: I spoke too soon about his latest drama being plausibly good (now its fighting to stay decent) and sadly it seems he’s playing yet another ‘grey’ character (or so the writer thinks) that’s actually an antagonist. Maybe there’ll be a character growth moment (if they go full villain mode it’s stupid but who knows) and he changes but having all lead characters being idealists for a drama on the idol industry seems tone-deaf when the show has had openers with actual failed idols. I’m not sure where the show intends to go with the romance (frankly there wasn’t a need for one but hey it’s a drama so we gotta shove one in) since the kiss seemed to be the scandal the female lead was aiming for but they had the other male lead watching on and I’m getting the usual love-triangle nonsense vibes.

He did get a new drama offer playing yet another lead-that’s-actually-a-sidekick character and frankly speaking it seems as though he’ll be relegated to minor-lead roles at best for his career, which is sad when you realise that he can only get billed as the first male lead if his costars are basically doing acting internships (I mean, no shade intended but the difference in acting experience is staggering and it kinda shows).

Here’s a clip of him doing variety (seems like he’s the replacement after one of the previous members found themselves in a scandal): he portrays himself to be rather chill in real life which is a contrast to his acting repertoire of the serious-guy archetype villain or not. I did watch the next episode where he starts interacting with the other semi-permanent members and it was cringe to say the least. But hey, Son Suk Gu is guesting in the following episode so that’s more motivation to watch the show.

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    Oh, is Idolgoing in that direction? Only watched EPs 1 and 2 and thought they were going to make him a cold-looking CEO with a heart of gold (+ romantic interest). So, is he going to be another Baddie? That’s disappointing
    On another note, he looks very goofy and endearing in his pyjamas. I’d love to see him playing a Non-villain ☺️

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    I saw a cut of him and Hani’s character shouting match and all I can think is damn… Kwak Siyang looks good in suit 😁😁
    The few cuts I’ve seen from Idol did not make me want to watch the drama ngl

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Let Me Be Your Knight: Interestingly, we as drama viewers would like to have a Beautiful Breakup with the shows we watch, it’s just that the first word is so much harder than the second.

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Part 2 of the Park Jin Joo and Kwak Dong Yeon interview! He has 2 upcoming shows (sadly both are supporting roles) but I’m also interested in her upcoming show Our Beloved Summer!

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

#119 – One The Woman (SBS)
Subjective: 1/5, Honey Lee tried her best
Objective: 1/5, Blatant makjang is still makjang

#120 – Dal-li and Gamjatang / Dali and Cocky Prince (KBS)
Subjective: 1/5, Fast-forwarded just almost about everything
Objective: 1/5, Batshit crazy villainy is outdated

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

RFWR Directory

#1 – #88 -> 2018 / 2019 / 2020 Shows
#89 – #114 -> 2021 Shows (Jan-Sept)
#115 -> Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
#116 – #118 -> Lovers of the Red Sky / Yumi’s Cells / High Class

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    “ Batshit crazy villainy is outdated “

    One would hope so, but then there were three seasons of Penthouse!

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      As I watched the beginning of D&G’s episode 16 (the scene outside the operating room) I kept thinking about Moo-hak’s family, “the whole lot of them are nuts”. I think ‘batshit crazy’ is a better description. Thanks Radily.

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Idol: The Coup: Against expectations, it’s delivering some really nice moments that may just make this a surprising winner. Hopefully Kwak Si Yang can wash away Red Sky with this?

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“I’m not in a position to choose what I want to do.”
It’s very frustrating that actors like Kwak Dong Yeon who are incredibly talented struggle to land roles. Park Jin Joo is great too!

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    I love their friendship since I Live Alone.

    Kwak Dong Yeon is really a nice guy with her.

    I wonder how they get roles. His name was brought for Woo Do Hwan’s drama, so what happened?

    He left FNC with a lead role in a family drama. I was hoping it was the beginning for more lead roles!

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    Kwak Dong Yeon’s career has been such a mystery to me. He has been on some extremely popular shows and even when he had small roles, he received a lot of praise from viewers. I wouldn’t even say that look-wise he is lacking. That’s why I am so confused that he is still considered a second or a third lead material.

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    I love them together and I loved the interview-not interview. The looked so natural and having fun.
    Regarding KDY, I still don’t understand how is it possible that such a talented actor doesn’t get the leading role he clearly deserves. After Never Twice, I thought he would have his breakthrough, but here we are, waiting for him to get that leading role while he shines doing whatever he does.

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

#116 – Lovers of the Red Sky / Hong Chun Gi (SBS)
Subjective: 1/5, That ending was laughingly terrible
Objective: 1/5, Please someone seal the writer

#117 – Yumi\’s Cells (tvN)
Subjective: 2/5, The animations were certainly cute
Objective: 2/5, Fundamentally a cliche romance narrative

#118 – High Class (tvN)
Subjective: 1/5, I shouldn’t have tortured myself
Objective: 1/5, Ridiculous number of plot holes

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

RFWR Directory

#1 – #88 -> 2018 / 2019 / 2020 Shows
#89 – #114 -> 2021 Shows (Jan-Sept)
#115 -> Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

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    “Objective: 1/5, Please someone seal the writer”
    …I am still laughing so hard it’s difficult to type this reply accurately. 🤣

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

#115 – Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha / Seaside Village Cha-Cha-Cha (tvN)
Subjective: 1/5, Dimples didn’t work for me
Objective: 1/5, Not much better than Start-Up

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

RFWR Directory

#1 – #88 -> 2018 / 2019 / 2020 Shows
#89 – #102 -> 2021 Shows (Jan-May)
#103 -> Taxi Driver
#104 – #107 -> Dark Hole / Youth of May / Law School / Sell Your Haunted House
#108 -> Doom at Your Service
#109 – #110 -> My Roommate Is a Gumiho / At a Distance Spring Is Green
#111 -> Racket Boys
#112 – #113 -> The Devil Judge / You Are My Spring
#114 -> Hospital Playlist 2

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High Class: As much as this OST rocks, the show leaves much to be desired as the second half is dragging so badly. The pre-emption didn’t help either with the show’s pacing. But I’ll finish it!

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“I think about hell.”

Okay, I’m in! But seriously, how do you not get hyped about Reflection of You with Go Hyun Jung, Shin Hyun Bin, Choi Won Young AND the writer of JBL?

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    The return of the writer of Jbl is the most exciting part but GHJ is amazing too.

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    I still don’t really know what this is about but the cast plus writer makes it a must watch.

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    I really want to watch because it’s JBL writer, but then I feel it is too makjang, and I don’t like that kind of dramas. But then I like all the actors… so… what can I do?

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Yumi’s Cells: Of the recent batch of shows, this one is probably the one that I anticipate the most each week. I don’t have expectations for it to be a masterpiece but it’s doing decent so far.

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    Me too! Can’t wait to check episode 5 later 😊

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High Class: This OST’s chorus always gets me hyped up for the next episode whenever I hear it in the preview! It’s not a classy show by any means but I always hope I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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

#114 – Hospital Playlist 2 (tvN)
Subjective: 3/5, Missing the first season’s spark
Objective: 3/5, Discernible drop in writing quality

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

RFWR Directory

#1 – #88 -> 2018 / 2019 / 2020 Shows
#89 – #102 -> 2021 Shows (Jan-May)
#103 -> Taxi Driver
#104 – #107 -> Dark Hole / Youth of May / Law School / Sell Your Haunted House
#108 -> Doom at Your Service
#109 – #110 -> My Roommate Is a Gumiho / At a Distance Spring Is Green
#111 -> Racket Boys
#112 – #113 -> The Devil Judge / You Are My Spring

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

#112 – The Devil Judge (tvN)
Subjective: 1/5, Should’ve dropped it like Vincenzo
Objective: 1/5, The writing’s the true devil

#113 – You Are My Spring (tvN)
Subjective: 2/5, It’s decent but nothing more
Objective: 2/5, Genre mix didn’t work well

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

RFWR Directory

#1 – #88 -> 2018 / 2019 / 2020 Shows
#89 – #102 -> 2021 Shows (Jan-May)
#103 -> Taxi Driver
#104 – #107 -> Dark Hole / Youth of May / Law School / Sell Your Haunted House
#108 -> Doom at Your Service
#109 – #110 -> My Roommate Is a Gumiho / At a Distance Spring Is Green
#111 -> Racket Boys

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My The Devil Judge BGM pick! The one nice thing I can say about this show is that I finished watching?

Full OST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k3iqZs8FQlj4-TlBLq-Ud6sUg359lCAr0

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High Class: It sounds like a murder+affair whodunit combined all-in-one. tvN loves mixing genres these days but also airing different dramas with the same genres together: it’s a bold strategy?

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

#111 – Racket Boys (SBS)
Subjective: 5/5, Wonderful and delightful ensemble piece
Objective: 4/5, A definite highlight of 2021

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

RFWR Directory

#1 – #88 -> 2018 / 2019 / 2020 Shows
#89 – #102 -> 2021 Shows (Jan-May)
#103 -> Taxi Driver
#104 – #107 -> Dark Hole / Youth of May / Law School / Sell Your Haunted House
#108 -> Doom at Your Service
#109 – #110 -> My Roommate Is a Gumiho / At a Distance Spring Is Green

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Racket Boys: the cliffhanger BGM in the 2nd half of the show! I absolutely loved it!
Link to the full soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lsTRGhgyWBfkqbPb3mTWYZFrwmE3eNICQ

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High Class: The synopsis sounds super makjang but Jo Yeo Jung! Kim Ji Soo! Ha Joon! I love all of them! And it’s being penned by a new writer: lets pray it’s a masterpiece!

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