Beanie level: Noble idiot

@turtuallysarcastic @midnightramyeon last bts r88 post of the night– why is lee dong hwi EXACTLY THE SAME AS DONGRYONG HAHAHA
ps. watch for his excellent lee sun kyun impression i’m DYING

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this clip is also comedic GOLD (poor junyeol oppa HAHA) – ahn jae hong reminds me SO MUCH of jungbong here and go kyung pyo’s laugh just makes me smile

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this may be common knowledge but similar to his character in reply 1988, park bogum’s mother died when he was very young 🥺 he really is taek — this is his audition tape

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      😭😭😭😭😭 *hides face in hands* I couldn’t even finish the video. I just want to wrap him in a blanket and cook for him for days. ❤️

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        bogum’s a whole decade older than me but even i find myself thinking of him as a child or younger brother lol 🥺🥺

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          I had to look it up – he’s 27?!?! I can never tell people’s ages, honestly – I suppose especially when they’re playing 18yos. But he should still call me ajumma and speak respectfully lol.

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            can you believe LDH was 30 (35 now) when he filmed this?? he looks like the oldest of the gang but not 30! and junyeol oppa was 29 (34 now)! i was really surprised because of how well they fit their roles and 18 was pretty believable for them

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            It really says something for Korean diet and skin regimens, that’s for sure. Maybe if I keep eating noodles, I’ll attain that glow?
            Lol I just get puffy heheheheh

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      I did not know that!😢 I was impressed by Chilbongie’s original delivery of the lines, but Bogummy did very well with his take on it!

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        apparently RJY oppa and the others had to audition with this line– i really want to see their versions too!

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    😭😭😭

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@mindy cannot decide which of the two is more catlike 😆😆😆 *BTIMFL ep 7*

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    He especially reminded me of a cat in Dal-ja’s Spring~ this gif:

    And when he would jump over Kim Jae-wook’s store’s table 🤭

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and i just remembered LEE MIN-KI was the one who faced off against kim jong kook in that FAMOUS round dangyeonhaji on x-man for yoon eun hye! i think i’ve fallen down a lee min-ki rabbit hole 😀 ps. does anyone know where i can watch this x-man episode with subs?

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    LOL. Yes, those eps of X-Man were legendary, and oh so cringey. Not sure if this ep is available in full anywhere. Nothing is more embarrassing, though, than when they made him sing to her 😂 I think I have a gfycat of that somewhere… Ah, yes:

    https://gfycat.com/quarrelsomeinconsequentialindianrhinoceros

    Poor Min-ki still gets teased about his apparent crush on Yoon Eun-hye back then to this day, LOL. He has said he doesn’t feel comfortable on variety (which explains why he never does it) and I wonder if this is one of the reasons… 😂

    On a related note, if you’re interested, I have a YouTube playlist of all behind the scenes and blooper type clips from Min-ki’s projects!! It’s the best pick-me-up when I feel down, hehe. Sadly, OCN recently made all of the Lies Within BTS clips unavailable in my country 😭 Which is so sad because he seemed so infectiously happy while filming it and I loved watching them. Good thing I made plenty of gifs. He’s a pretty chill and reserved person but so drily funny and witty and giggly when he’s in his element.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRF4SN9O8QjIkZSnc-RcXKQiR1kY-GB3s

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      YES THANK YOU this is exACTLY the content i needed!! i might just have to make an instagram collection for him 😚😚😚

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    This is still one of the funniest things i’ve seen on a variety show! 😭

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    Ohhhh btw, shachi!! Did you know there is an (unofficial) Dramabeans Discord server? Lots of us chat there every day, about dramas or kpop or life or whatever, and I think you might enjoy it! ^^ It’s a nice, more fast and casual type of way to interact with Beanies! Here’s an invite link if you want to check it out!

    https://discord.gg/FTpvzV

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I KNEW lee min-ki played the younger version of miso’s father in what’s wrong with secretary kim, i just didn’t realize that jung so-min was his wife 🥺🥺🥺 this scene is even more cute now that i’m watching because this is my first life i just love these actors together and i’m so happy :-))

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    also the beauty inside was on my watchlist because i liked the movie and for lee dahee, but i’m even more excited because i didn’t realize he was the LEAD AAAAHHH

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      I um COUGH COUGH do not exactly recommend Beauty Inside. I…. Really hated it LOL but I recognize many people liked it as well so my opinion isn’t law, of course. But I would recommend pretty much every other drama of his before suggesting that one 😂

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        ooh, i might hold off on that one then. i’m just obsessed with this man now so i’m trying not to binge stuff of his but failing T_T

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          I should note that while I am a fan, I consider myself to be an objective and even critical fan, LOL. So I think I judged his performance and character in Beauty Inside more harshly than most people! I really want him and Seo Hyun-jin to do something else together because I really do think they work well together. The middle portion of the drama actually was pretty enjoyable to me (after his character lobotomy, before dumb noble idiocy, LOL), and the kiss scenes are fire.

          But YAY~~~ Besides BTLIOF my favorites among his dramas and movies are Dal-ja’s Spring, Spellbound, and Shut Up: Flower Boy Band. I think his best performance was in The Lies Within even though the drama itself was mediocre, I thought it was worth the watch just for him.

          Shoot Me in the Heart and Very Ordinary Couple were critically acclaimed but not my personal faves. But he’s fantastic in both. Monster is weird AF but he’s totally chilling as a serial killer.

          Quick is a HILARIOUS action parody that I think made me laugh harder than any other movie I’ve ever watched. It’s one of those movies that is intentionally bad and spoof-y and ridiculous and it just goes all in. Watching with friends (even virtually) makes it even funnier.

          I love I Really Really Like You way more than I should. I actually hated his character in the beginning (he’s obnoxious and immature) and dropped it when I first watched it a couple years ago but I came back to it last year. He actually gets great character development and I loved him by the middle (it’s a weekender so it’s 34 eps), and he and Eugene are SO cute together. But it’s also the only drama I’ve used the fast-forward button for 😂 The side characters can be annoying, like most weekenders.

          Taereung National Village is a cute short drama, and I liked the film Oishii Man even though most people think it’s boring. 😛 Mixed-up Investigative Agency is a cult favorite that is unlike any other drama I’ve watched. Min-ki’s character is purposefully SO unattractive (they really tried hard to make him ugly lol) and I love that he chose this role right after playing heartthrob noona killer Kang Tae-bong in Dal-ja’s Spring lol. It’s a fun, zany ensemble adventure show.

          What I love about him most as an actor is that he never plays the same character twice. He’s so versatile and really makes his characters his own with his offbeat charm, even in his everyman roles.

          And this got SO LONG I’M SO SORRY.

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            OH MY GOD DON’T APOLOGIZE I LOVE THIS!! you can really tell how invested you are in him it makes me so happy! i may do mixed-up investigative agency, it sounds like my type of watch. i will definitely keep these on my list 😉

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    I didn’t watch the Secretary drama, only that scene 🤭 It was worth it.

    Randomly tagging @mindy

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      I was so confused when I clicked this notification because when I saw “Secretary drama” I thought you were referring to The Secret Life of My Secretary, and I was like “Why is Toki tagging me in a post about a drama I’ve never seen before…?” 😂

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choi aera (kim jiwon) dancing + singing to “pierrot smiles at us” by kim wan-sun! @juniebug i’ve been slow watching this show but i love it ! : )

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behold, my color coded drama spreadsheet. *insert evil cackle*

one of my friends had a list of dramas organized by tiers, but i wanted to make my own list that categorized dramas by genre, that labeled dramas by the level of humor, their loveline, and other factors too. so one day, while i was fueled on some coffee, i made this. it grew over quarantine, because i watched about 15 more dramas during that time too!

i was unsure of posting this because i like sharing dramas with people, but there are a couple of super popular dramas that i watched but i felt were overrated and didn’t like them a lot… i just ended up omitting them for DB (sorry!) i also haven’t included dramas i took a break on or am still in the middle of watching. i’ve seen 27 dramas in total.

here’s my explanation of some of the labels/ratings:

genres:
the genre section indicates what themes are most prominent within a drama. you’ll also note that some genres are color coded (eg. boys over flowers and princess hours are both purple.) that shows that some of the dramas have very similar ~vibes~, so i felt like bof really reminded me of princess hours with the tsundere male leads and the candy protagonist AND both of the second leads were kind and literally had the same hair (well, kim jeong hoon dyed his black halfway through the show but STILL.) all the reply shows have the same vibes for obvious reasons- same setup, same production companies and same parents, but the setting and plots of each are very different. both my first first love and romance is a bonus book were very cute and had male leads always willing to support the female leads. and strong girl bong soon and what’s wrong with secretary kim reminded me of each other because they took place in office settings!

NOTE: the actual ratings are objective.

*humor and ost are kinda self-explanatory*

sad: the ratings highlighted in blue with asterisks are to denote dramas that have characters with sad lives (eg. a parent or loved one is absent from their life) so they are naturally a bit sad. the only three dramas that have a 5/5 for sadness are love alarm (my heart just broke for kim jojo’s life), reply 1988 (i STILL will cry about this drama— family hardships and the male second lead really killed me, and i sobbed at the end realizing the show was over), and moon lovers: scarlet heart ryeo— i just felt like the two leads never got a chance to truly be happy together 🙁 . i definitely cried during other shows, such as bof, itaewon class and when the camellia blooms, and for jisoo in both my first first love and strong girl bong soon (CAN SOMEONE PLEASE STOP SECOND-LEADING THIS MAN? i feel like he still went through so much heartbreak in my first first love and he was the LEAD!) the heirs has a 0/5 because… i just didn’t like that show at all LOLOL

drama: you’ll notice that some shows have over a 5/5 such as boys over flowers or the heirs— this is to show that i felt these dramas were over the top and extra at some points. drama isn’t necessarily a bad thing, i absolutely loved cloy and sky castle (they both have 5/5), but it’s because the writing and acting in these were absolutely brilliant that i didn’t question ANYTHING. shows with low drama scores were more realistic for me.

romance: shows that have low romance ratings either did not have lovelines or chemistry that i liked OR romance just wasn’t a huge part of that show! for example, the heirs received a 1/5 because i just DIDN’T LIKE THAT SHOW but prison playbook also received a 1/5. the romance was fine in that show, i even thought jung kyung ho’s loveline was super cute, but it wasn’t the central focus. itaewon class also has a low romance rating (i liked the female second lead better!) and hosplay also has a low score, but i still love these dramas— i just felt like romance were not key elements.

*a note about reply 1988 [SPOILER]: this show has a 5/5 romance rating because it is my FAVORITE romance of all time– even though the second lead failed to win the girl’s heart. i liked this the most because of how nuanced junghwan’s love was and i just found it extremely relatable to my own experiences and crushes in high school. i can understand why other people would think otherwise, i was heartbroken at the end, but i just had to give it a 5/5 for junghwan!*

chemistry (cast): this is how well the cast acts together in terms of friends and family relationships. you’ll notice that the reply series, hosplay and prison playbook (all directed by shin won ho PD) have 5/5 ratings because in my opinion, those shows have the best chemistry i’ve seen out of all these dramas! the main members just get along so well and they really do seem like a group of old friends and family to me.

overall: i struggle the most with this category— i’ve honestly enjoyed watching every drama i’ve seen except for the heirs and the king: eternal monarch. (i even liked the three super popular dramas that i exempted from this post, i thought they were good, but not AMAZING, and i don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings!) it’s also flawed because there are some dramas i really liked (eg. i LOVED goong) but maybe they kinda dragged in some episodes, so i gave a lower rating. the dramas in pink are in tier one, purple is tier two, blue is tier three, and red is just no.

the ratings i gave don’t always connotate which dramas i enjoyed the most. imo, prison playbook is my second favorite drama i’ve seen, but cloy just had a more epic love story, so it has a higher rating even though i didn’t love it AS MUCH as prison playbook. and i have to write a little bit about reply 1988.

my reply 1988 ratings are all a bit biased because i love that show so, so, SO MUCH. all of its ratings are perfect, but i know the drama wasn’t COMPLETELY perfect. you’ll see that even reply 1988 has a romance rating of 5/5 (see note above^) even though many people were angry with the way the loveline turned out. i was too (i was in LOVE with the second lead and still am), and i admit that the drama did drag in some places, but there is a certain warmth about that show that i have yet to find in any other— a feeling like i have been with the characters throughout the plot, which is something i miss SO MUCH! so while reply 1988 does have a few flaws, it has so much heart that those small problems don’t matter much to me.

i want to find a way to make the overall ratings section better and less biased, but i just don’t know how…

so this is my spreadsheet! if you guys have any questions or any shows you agree/disagree about, i would LOVE to talk about that with you guys (just please don’t be mad at me asfdhfd) or even if you have any ideas on how to improve it, please let me know 🙂 i also have a HUGE watchlist with about 30 shows (i still haven’t seen classics like my love from another star, I KNOW) but if any of you have some recommendations, i will add to the list 🙂

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    @ally-le VOILA

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      Whoa. Should I dare ask what your popular dramas were that you didn’t include? Does one start with a G and end with an N? You didn’t like that writer’s other two dramas, so I get it. 😉

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        actually, i still have yet to finish that– i watched the first two episodes before school started, but i didn’t continue because of my drama break. i know the first two episodes of dramas are usually for introduction and not as exciting as the rest, so i might continue when i get time, but i am worried that i may not like it ://

        one of the three i didn’t love was another drama by the same writer (hint: gummy sang an EPIC ost for the show) i felt like the romance was fine, but the plot felt like it was going in circles for me. i didn’t give it a red rating, but i did place it in tier 3 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    i’m laughing because i wrote this whole explanation while i’m supposed to be working on supplemental essays– the word count for this review is equal to about five of these college essays but took me like half the time it usually takes to write one! life is just more fun when dramas are involved. back to work now :///

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    The King is a “just no”! Can’t blame you – I actually enjoyed it, but objectively it is a just no 😂
    Taking into account the “just no” incidence on your spread sheet, it’s clear you should stear clear from LMH, oh well!

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      i feel bad because i really did like LMH’s character in BOF, which was my first drama so technically he was like my first oppa! i rewatched BOF this year and did not like it tho… i have legend of the blue sea on my watch list for jun ji hyun, but i’m not sure if i will like it…

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        I could not watch any drama based on that series (BOF), but then I have lower tolerance for abusive male leads and “bright personality” candy heroines. And at least the Japanese version had first 20 minutes where the ML condones and encourages a rape. I immediately stopped that and never touched anything based on that manga with a 20 feet pole.

        I actually enjoyed Legend of the Blue Seas. It dragged in some places but it had it’s moments. It never reached the level of “My love from another star”. But I have also learnt something about watching a Jun ji hyun drama. Her larger than life image means, a part of us never forget that we are watching “The Jun ji hyun”. Not that the makers want us to forget it. In spite of baggy clothing, they ensure you are reminded of the dazzling beauty. You do not for a moment believe that she is a poor homeless person.

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          i naturally like tsundere characters, but now that i’ve seen more dramas i am not accepting of all leads– hence why the heirs got a bad rating, kim woo bin is INCREDIBLY attractive, but his character was a bully. there’s a difference between a character that is slow to show emotion and a character that bullies others. i loved LMH’s character in BOF because of how much he loved the FL and of how he portrayed his sadness, but now, i cannot get past the initial episodes because of how mean he is to the FL. and i didn’t know the japanese version had that, wow.

          i think legend of the blue sea is on my list because my friend told me it was funny, but i really need LMH to wow me in this drama!

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            To be fair, I do not think LHH can wow you in the acting department ever. 😀 That is not his strong suit. Unless you find him attractive, it is hard to be impressed. He can be likable though, depends on the script.

            I find him adequate in most characters, and while I understand that he has a face which is conventionally good looking in most cultures, that is not my type. 😀 But I have no particular problem with him, in a good script and good direction, he can be decent.

            My preference for Tsundere (I never heard this term before my Korean serial watching days) characters do not extend to more than level of Mr. Darcy. I like my anti-hero alright (Yes, Dr.Lecter, I am referring to you), but then I do not need to buy the romance. I loved Wuthering Heights but did not fall for Heathcliff. 😀

            But then I watch films for directors and serials for the writer. I rarely watch anything for an actor/actress. Even though I generally like an actor/actress, I know both these mediums are teamwork and no actor can salvage a bad script/bad direction/bad film/bad serial.

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    You definitely have a career path as analyst! 😀

    And the whole point of the exercise like this is subjectivity. ALL films, arts are bound to work for some and not work for some. And the reason lie in the conscious and subconscious cultural, individual, educational, social and familial preferences and biases. So hold on your own impressions.

    These is the impressions of things change over the time too. The impressions I had of some films, music scores and even art works changed a lot over the time. Recently, had this discussion about David Fincher films in general and Seven in particular with a very young friend of mine. He is in late 20s and was very surprised why am I not as impressed by seven as he was. 😀 (Full disclosure, I was impressed with it, when it was released but it did not hold the same magic over the period of time)

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      definitely, bof was my first kdrama ever, i remember i thought it was AMAZING and the best thing i’d ever seen after i saw it. but when i tried rewatching it, it was a bit too cheesy and annoying (and the bullying was not it) for me– maybe because it was filmed 11 years ago, but also maybe because i’ve seen better dramas since then too

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        There are some films or serials which kept on weaving the same magic for me and some lost it’s sheen. (And I am not just talking about Korean Serials, I am a later boomer there, never seen one before 2017.)

        I still like “I can hear your voice” and “Master’s sun” which were first few I watched. I have recently re-watched both and still enjoyed them. But I rarely have watched anything again.

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    The Heirs and TKEM both got red scores/ratings 🤣

    Yay for R88 💯 rate!

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      i feel bad for LMH but his characters were SO BORING in both dramas LOL

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        I finished The Heirs because of Kim Woo Bin’s character and dropped TKEM so yeah I think your score is accurate 😂

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          honestly, i wish kim woo bin had a better redemption arc– i shipped him more with park shin hye’s character but he was such a bully, but kim tan really had NO PERSONALITY! i finished the heirs for woo bin and kang haneul, and TKEM for kim kyung nam and woo do hwan <3 but i really just hated both LOL

          however, the heirs OST is iconic *screams "LOVE IS FEELING…"*

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        I’d say your rating was generous.

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          i also just found park shin hye’s character to be super annoying– i felt like laughing when she cried it was just so bad HAHA

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    I think that ratings are innately subjective so it’s hard – and maybe not worth it? – to avoid bias completely. (I am so curious about the dramas you didn’t like that DB did, btw 😄 but I understand your desire to avoid controversy).

    My biggest difficulty whenever I attempt these things is my ratings largely depend on how I’m feeling on the day so I have really high ratings for realistically not very good dramas and relatively low ratings for drama that I actually enjoyed more….I’m very inconsistent 😄

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      i responded to ally above– one of them had a VERY famous couple (who isn’t together anymore :/ ) and definitely, for example, i feel like the later episodes of goong kinda dragged, but my heart still beats super fast whenever i see ju ji hoon and yoon eun hye together and “perhaps love” plays in the background! i wonder if i would like that drama the same without that ost tho…

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    Healer!

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      Girls’ Generation 1979, Just Dance (Dance Sports Girls) and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. I think you might like all of these.

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        thanks for the recs 🙂 kim bok joo was on my list, but i haven’t heard of the other two– their summaries def look like my type of drama tho!

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it’s OPPA’S BIRTHDAY!!! happy birthday ryu jun yeol <333

(major spoilers abt reply 1988 below)

fell in love with rjy after reply 1988 and watched a few of his movies after (little forest, a taxi driver and the king), but junghwan from reply 1988 is my favorite character of all time even tho he ended up being the second lead (which i’m still not over asfhgsh T_T) ryu jun yeol just communicated so many emotions with his microexpressions, it’s amazing how much he was able to say with just his eyes. if you think about it, junghwan never even said he liked deoksun until episode 18, but i think the viewers knew he did from episode 3-4. i rewatched the show a lot and feel like you can even tell from episode 1! i’m a sucker for tsundere characters, but junghwan stands above the rest because of how cute he was with his crush. i still can’t make it through episode 18 without crying, and although it was painful to watch junghwan’s first love come to an end, his character was just so noble and i don’t think any other actor could’ve pulled off that character like he did. he didn’t just pull of his loveliness well, i loved watching his interactions with his family, because he truly does care about them deep down, he just can’t always express it.

but enough about junghwan, his character is why i fell in love with ryu jun yeol, but the actor himself is SO LOVABLE! he works so hard as an actor, he was actually an extra in the producers, can you believe that? his big break came with reply, and i am so happy he received acclaim for that role, he truly does deserve it. he is such a versatile actor with an amazing range (he’s played romantic roles, funny roles, dark roles, and even more…) and he is so expressive and talented in everything he does. and he has SO MUCH CHARM AND IS SO HANDSOME AAAHHH!!!

the bts of reply 1988 were just great to watch, i think almost all the actors are exactly like their characters except that ryu jun yeol is not reserved and laughs around a lot. youth over flowers was GREAT to watch because of how much he supported his friends (his bromance with park bogum made me smile so much 🙂 ) and of course, i am happiest that he is dating hyeri in real life— it cures my broken heart but it’s so nice to see my two favorite characters be happy in real life too. oppa is such a kind person and i only want to see him happy.

생일 축하 류준열 오빠! 사랑해 <333

ps. today also happens to be my half bday #meanttobe

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i was literally typing “just” and look what came up for my predictive text T_T this really shows how much i talk about reply 1988 LOL

ps. junghwan i love you 🥺

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    I was just watching snippets of this lastnight. I was having Bo-gum withdrawal. I found this… https://youtu.be/dv4YIPrqONs

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      🥺🥺 love that vid sm!! even tho i’m team junghwan (i am still not over him, it’s crazy), i could never be mad or hate taek– he’s so pure. i think deoksun had to choose the person who was more courageous. but ugh it just kills me so much that all that kept junghwan from his first love was “that damn timing” *insert flood of tears* — i still cannot finish episode 18 without crying

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        I’m on Team Taek but I feel you..
        I’m glad that RJY and Hyeri are dating in real life though.

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          yes, thank god! i always thought they really liked each other in interviews, they always had good chemistry and DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE TV10 AWARDS, i DIED AHHH. i’m happy oppa got the girl in real life :))

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it’s officially 10:30 am, september 17 in korea, which makes today the 32nd anniversary of the 1988 olympics, which were held in seoul. MEANING… today is my favorite character, sung deoksun’s birthday!!

i don’t really know why i love reply 1988 SO MUCH that i think about it this often— maybe it’s because the show made ssangmun-dong and that year so full of heart and such a happy place that i miss watching it so much, i really felt like i’d lived with the characters after that. i just got super excited today (and am now listening to hand in hand by koreana to commemorate the olympics 😎)

anyway, deoksun is my absolute favorite character i’ve seen in a drama. she’s very kind, made me laugh like crazy, and she’s so relatable. there’s also something about her character that makes my heart ache— she’s not the brightest at school, she’s poor, she has boy troubles, and is the middle child. i teared up when she cried, because there’s just something about her that makes me want to always root for her. many people also complain that her character in later episodes didn’t show her feelings abt the husband situation, which i totally get (and am also STILL heartbroken abt my second lead who is my fave male character in a drama T_T), but you have to remember that she’s still young and unsure how she’d feel. in the end, reply 1988 does have a few flaws (like deoksun), but the show is so warm and wholehearted (also like deoksun) that i wish i could watch it all again for the first time and relive those precious moments again.

uri deoksunnie, 생일 축하해 ! 🙂

ps. today would also be sung sun woo’s birthday!!

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    …you made me realize it’s the main character from my favorite drama’s birthday, too! 😂 September 17th is a good day! And she was actually born in 1988!

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    My favorite Kdrama of all time ❤️❤️❤️

    Happy birthday Deoksunnie! 🎂🎉🥳
    I hope she gets her own cake 😂

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    Wow, thanks for pointing that out, it makes me realize that I was hosting a Korean Olympics Opening party 32 years ago tonight 🤦🏼‍♀️ omg I’m so old. I served bulgogi (can’t believe I could even find bulgogi sauce here in 1988) and kimchi and had embroidered Olympics logo handkerchiefs (I had bought in Seoul) for all the guests. Amazing. I was so happy to see 1988 the Show.

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repost, every time i try to edit smth on my fan wall it becomes blank :/ but anyway i’ve been laughing the whole day at this video OMG lee kwang soo is the funniest HUMAN ON THIS PLANET ASFDHFSGSH

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actually lee da hee might be my favorite guest ever watch till the end for her singing resignation HAHAHA and sang yeob bursting into barefooted youth is just too good FBSHS

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having a rough day, so i watched some clips from running man to lift my spirits. i stumbled upon this vid from the episode where the members’ families (and friends) came on and i’m DYING at haha’s friend geun sik i lost it at “don’t put your feet on the table”

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i’m gonna start posting more music recs on my fan wall bc a) it’s just really fun! and b) db is way more open to listening to korean music than my friends *rolls eyes*.

my first recommendation is the song destiny (인연) by lee sun hee, which was made for the king and the clown ost. this song is 15 years old, but i just discovered it about a month ago, and it might be one of the most beautiful songs i’ve ever heard. i don’t even think you need to have watched the king and the clown or even know korean to know how emotional and meaningful this song is. i’ve really liked other songs by lee sun hee but “destiny” is on a WHOLE nother level, and if you haven’t listened to this, you’re missing out!!

also i found out a couple days ago that the auditorium i (with my choir) performed in at carnegie hall is the SAME STAGE that my idol LEE. SUN. HEE ( and even lee seung gi !!! bc he made a surprise appearance) PERFORMED ON. i freaked out for a good hour or two because WHAT IF I LITERALLY STOOD ON THE SAME SPOT AS HER?? made my whole day and i’m so starstruck.

happy listening!

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    I really like Lee Sun Hee. She did an episode of Yu Huiyeol’s sketchbook and I converted the YouTube clips to mp3s so I can listen to the renditions of the songs she performed. They were so beautiful and her voice is amazing. I was actually thinking about her a lot the past couple of days so it’s funny you posted about her LOL.

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    It sounds like a Cdrama ost…
    I love it!

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@ally-le this song is super underrated, it’s not an ost but is a bgm for reply 1988 (there used to be a rly cute mv on youtube but it got taken down!!) but tonight we are together by oh seok jun is areally nice and slow love song, highly recommend

ps. it’s sm fun to post on this fan wall might just post all these song recs lol!

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    Glad you’re enjoying this! It’s making me smile every time I see one!

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hey @ally-le, i tried editing my confession is not flashy post but it wasn’t working for some reason, but anyway linked is the hospital playlist version by kyuhyun!! i also really like the original by lee seung hwan

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    This is the only drama I actually managed to watch while I was away from DB and I LOVE THIS SONG!!

    I also love the version our band plays!

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@ally-ie and another one has to be you are my everything by gummy from the descendants from the sun ost. i’m just gonna attach a screenshot of this list bc there are too many songs to talk abt LOL

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    Lol, the spreadsheet! You’re mine kind of people.

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      GIRL, if you think that’s a spreadsheet, then you’re not ready for my kdrama spreadsheet! my friends are terrified of that– it’s color-coded by total score, and has subratings for the romance, humor, sadness, chemistry and OST and info like where you can watch these shows, # of eps, tags, genres and a bunch more. made that when i was fueled by coffee one day.

      if i put as much effort into school or college apps like i did with kdramas, i’d be valedictorian by now. too bad school has a lot less oppas and joy *sigh*

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@ally-le some others on the list were all for you by jung eun ji + seo in guk (reply 1997 ost – originally by aloha), you’re my garden by jung eun ji (strong girl bong soon ost)

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    Side note: Jung Eun Ji is soooo prettty. She’s a very different kind of pretty and a total girl crush material😍🤩!!

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      totally! i watched strong girl bong soon last year and reply 1997 this year but had no idea she was in apink and such a talented singer– i thought she was just an actor! my jaw dropped when i realized she was the one that sang you’re my garden

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        I just found out that she sang this ost from strong woman through your post eventhough I was aware she was a singer and yah I was pretty amazed and excited at this discovery too XD

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          LMAO one day i was listening to this song and then i saw the singer was jung eun ji and i was like “… is it that jung eun ji? no way” and then i googled it and freaked OUT!! the same thing happened with kim chang wan– i never realized the actor from my love from another star was the same legendary lead singer of sanullim i just thought two guys had the same name HAHA

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    Ahhh! This song and this show 🧡

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first fan wall post! hi @ally-le, the first song i thought of was perhaps love by howl + j (goong ost) — this might just be my fave ost ever? i made a whole list of songs but forgot abt the limit lol!

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