Beanie level: Errand boy

I really like both the ung’s friendship. My favorite part of this episode was how ung cancelled his date in favor of looking after his friend and his offer of always being welcome to his place. While I feel bad for ji ung , I do hope that the boys will get past this and continue to be friends. Both of them care for each other so I’m hopeful they will be.

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I’m liking our beloved summer but at the same time I’m not??? I mean that nothing much has happened and we’re already halfway through. Like woong said they keep fighting, running away and avoiding each other which they have been doing since the beginning. I thought by now atleast they would have had atleast one proper conversation. And then we got the kiss scene at the end because it’s the 8th episode. But I felt weird watching it because they haven’t really resolved anything. Am I the only one feeling this way??

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    I feel the same way too. I mean 16 episodes is a looong time for two people who used to date to realise they still like each other now. And it’s not exactly the world’s greatest revelation either.

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      Yeah this show would have been better with around 12 eps. Hopefully now that they have kissed some confrontation will happen.

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    Nope! I agree with you. It’s why I liked Woong scenes with NJ, at least, they don’t make suffer each other.

    I love Yeon-Su and Woong but every scene between them is so painful. There is so much resentment and pain… Woong is pretty honest but even if Yeon-Su seems to have things to say, she doesn’t.

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      Exactly!! She’s keeping things to herself and woong keeps misunderstanding her and saying harsh things and she ends up sulking on her own. Atleast woong is vocal about his feelings. Hopefully she’ll start communicating with him again.

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    Nope, its like the the show keeps regressing any character development between the two of them. Its second time Woong’s been hurt by something Yeon-su did/kept to herself and he’s then said something hurtful, right?
    When I see them relaxed and laughing with other people I honestly don’t want to see them together again.

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      Yes I agree. I like both of them a lot and really liked the snippets of their past relationship. But both of them seem more comfortable with the second leads.

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    You’re not the only one. πŸ™

    I kinda feel like this is my fault tho, ten days ago I said the show felt like Lovestruck ITC, maybe I jinx it.

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      I haven’t seen it and neither do i plan to. But it’s definitely not your fault 😅. Let’s hope we see some progress.

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    On paper, the show has everything I’d normally eat up in a story but the execution feels stale in a way I can’t really describe. Like the plot is technically progressing I guess, but it feels very stagnant.

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      Yep yep. It’s more like woong is taking a step forward and yeonsu is taking a step back. So there’s no progress overall.

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#2021 roundup
Day 13-drama beanies liked but I didn’t/ drama I liked but beanies didn’t.
Don’t come after me but this is supposed to be an unpopular opinion so…
I didn’t like beyond evil as much as the others. Sure it was a decent thriller/murder mystery but I wasn’t blown away by it. I decided to start watching this after seeing the rave reviews but maybe that’s why it disappointed me- my expectations were too high. And probably because I binged it, there was no time for the suspense to build up. Shin ha kyun being cryptic in the first few eps also didn’t help. I knew he wasn’t the culprit because that’s how shows usually are- the main leads are rarely bad even though the drama will try to convince us of the opposite. Now if he actually was, that would have been interesting but that wasn’t the case here.
Also I really liked hometown cha3 more than the others I guess. I didn’t mind the lack of story that much. Maybe I just was in the mood for something light hearted and where I could just enjoy the sweetness without having to think too much.

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    Beyond Evil: You’re not alone (*whispers)
    Been stuck 2 episodes from the end for weeks now. I totally acknowledge that drama is well written and acted, but I just don’t feel as invested as I felt when I watched The Good Detective or Stranger – maybe it’s just that I can only watch so many police dramas with grey characters

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      The thing is dramas rarely have grey characters as leads, so I was sure he wasn’t bad. Also you should finish it, if just to get one more bean 😅

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        Been considering finishing this week, if only to get a Bean to give to Happiness 😋

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    Oh, it will end on my 13 Day topic too when I’ll be home :p

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      Glad to know I’m not the only one. I was very nervous posting about this since I only read beanies praising this.

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    *raises hand shyly* I agree with you. I watched Beyond Evil because of all the raves I read on here. I liked it well enough, but I didn’t think it brought anything particularly new or exciting to the table. The acting was good in a chewing the scenery kind of way.

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      Exactly!!! It was a good drama but nothing special for me as well. The 2 leads were fantastic but like I said SHK being deliberately shady didn’t work on me.

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    Phew, and I thought I was alone….
    I started ff-watching very quickly, and I am presently stuck on ep11. I don’t think I’ll finish. TBF, though, I didn’t like most of the dramas others have liked – Good Detective, HCha3, Move to Heaven, Navillera. My list of dramas beanies liked but I didn’t is so long, I just decided not to make one !

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      You should!!! There are lot of differing opinions on different dramas and it’ll be interesting to read why something I like you don’t. I can already see you don’t like 3 of the dramas I liked so it’ll be fun 😜

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    I agree with you on both. I liked the moody small town vibe of Beyond Evil more than anything but that was gone by the last 1/4 when as usual, the story went down the predicable corruption route with the boring Big Bad I called from Episode 1.

    Romances tend to get the lack of story criticism but to me, romance is the story and HomeCha had the townspeople stories too, at least. I thought it was one of the better rom-coms we’ve gotten lately.

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#2021 roundup
Day 9- the oldie you loved
When memorials came out last year, I was initially reluctant to pick it up as I wasn’t that familiar with the leads and I usually stay away from political dramas. I wasn’t sure how they would pull off a romcom with politics. But seeing beanies reviews I finally gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised. The politics though played a major part wasn’t difficult to keep up with and balanced out the romcom. Speaking of I loved Nana and Park Sung Hoon. They really were one of the best couples of the last year. And I loved Sera’s best friends including the little boy and also Gong Myung’s colleagues and how he slowly opened up to both them and Sera. Overall I’m really glad that I watched this and thank you to the beanies who posted about this and made me interested.

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    This was such a fun gem of a show!

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    So so good! I’m in the same boat. Memorials was so much better than I expected!

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#2021 roundup
Day 5- Drama that will live in your memory-
I have very bad memory so I’m don’t know about forever and I have watched very few shows this year so my options are limited. Here goes-
1. Racket boys- the story is nothing new. Group of underdog players must band together for winning against the elite players. But what made it memorable was the cast. The haenam girls and boys were adorable. And even the so called rival players. There was no bad person at least among the players. Even the villagers were such a fun group to watch. The villains were few and far in between. And did I mention the cast was adorable??
2. Move to heaven- I was introduced to a very different profession and it was handled with so much grace. For a show that had death as such a huge player, it was dealt with so much tenderness. And of course the uncle nephew combo was fantastic.
3. Navillera- Again having not watched a show about ballet, this was new to me. And the main cast being a harabeoji and a male dancer than the usual female dancers that this genre usually focuses on, it was a refreshing watch. The journey of Park In Hwan as the harabeoji with forgotten dreams who wants to try again with his reluctant teacher who becomes his biggest support made this show a pleasure to watch.
Special mention- Vincenzo.
Don’t really remember the story, but it was fun watching.

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# 2021 roundup
2-ML you’ll never forget
I don’t know if he qualifies or not, but for me it would be Tang Joon Sang. He gave 2 blockbuster performances as Yoon Hae Kang in racket boys(my favorite drama of the year) and as Han Geu Ru in move to heaven. Looking forward to his future projects.

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    Two great performances by the 18 year old TJS. What a future he has ahead of him. Both RB and MTH are favorites of the year for me.

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Just finished navillera and I’m so in love with it! Initially thought that they’ll drag the angst throughout the major part of the finale but so glad that it was resolved within few minutes and we could focus on the heartwarming part. I’m not a crier while watching dramas but the scenes of harabeoji hugging her daughter and chae rok teared me up. I loved how they didn’t dwell on the sad part and even made it humorous with how efficiently hae nam is managing to take care of her husband. It was nice to see a montage of all the characters and what they were upto in the 3 years that passed. And I’m really really glad that chae rok is still in touch with harabeoji’s family. All in all one of the best dramas of this year and I’m really glad to have watched it💕💕

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    This drama definitely nailed the pacing of the story. One of its strengths.

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    Everything was carefully thought out and planned. The drama went very smoothly, and the viewers didnt have to be on their toes hoping that it stayed on track until the end.

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      What a unicorn, honestly. How many dramas have I watched that were going so well that, as it moved towards the end, my anxiety kept increasing that it was too good to last and would crash and burn at the end??

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        It was such a relief that this one did so well until the end!

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        It delivered in every way up until the last minute even!
        Okay, I wondered how they heard each other so far across those railroad tracks, but still I loved the image.
        Now I’m going to find all their other dramas that those two actors have been in.

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365-

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    So what was the point the show was trying to make? Whether fate is changeable or not? I’m still confused about it. Especially when it comes to our killer. He already knew about his future victims from the list Bae jung tae gave to him about the resetters. Yet he still chose to murder the very same people?? He, more than anyone had the power to change his destiny and maybe never got caught. Up to that point, all his murders was passable as accidents. But he became even more reckless and actually started murdering which couldn’t be ruled as accidents. And he also knew that HJ had suspicions? Why not confuse him more by choosing other random ppl? Why make his suspicions more clearer?

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      Also the professor was just a sadist. What was the point in saving those ppl only to let them die again? He wanted to prove that you can’t escape fate? Maybe once was enough. But he saw it 6 times!!! What was the use? Ofc you can’t change fate if you don’t know what to change. GH saved HJ because she knew what to do. Rather than observing passively, he should’ve given them better clues if he wanted to have fun. Where was the fun if things played out exactly like they were supposed to play.

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        And it also means that he had been killing Shin’s daughter from before the 1st reset! That’s just…cruel.

        And they never explained how he got to know about the reset. He was desperate to die, so he found a way to stay alive??

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          That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the show. It was good and since I’m extremely bad at deducing, I kept getting shocked by all the revelations. Less episodes meant tighter plot and it was fast paced without dragging. But then again many things were not explained. Like the reset.

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            HJ and GH were the best parts of the show. Loved their friendship/ camaraderie/whatever it was. Was really proud that the girl saved the guy(literally) . Dunno what that says about me 😅. Anyway I hope that at least in this present, they stay together.

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            I was happy with it having 12 episodes. It made me happy knowing that in the previous times, GaHyun and HyungJoo still became friends (or more).

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          If I understood it correctly, he wanted to die and somehow did the reset. He found the experience thrilling (MANIAC) and continued doing it many times.

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        The part where he said that if people reach his age, most things are not fun anymore was the worst. He is crazy beyond words. I think in the previous times, the resetters still died though differently.

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      I was curious about that too. Same, why those people in particular? Also, how did the Professor know that he killed those people (whom he invited for the reset)?I was thinking that Sunho was eventually caught and that they took note of it.

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        Yeah they showed him getting arrested, that’s why maybe he killed HJ in a previous reset. Maybe HJ figured out like in this timeline. that the so called accidents were also murders. Must have been on the news.
        Also the resetters were connected apart from that. Like how ES was responsible for GH’s paralysis. or how JY ( the minister’s son) was looking for the boyfriend of the stalker girl. It was connected on so many levels, so I can’t help wondering if this other connections were accumulaated effect of previous resets or just a coincidence?

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          Yeah seems like even in the previous lifetime, even though GH was prickly due to her paralysis, she still seemed like a giddy girl in love maybe when she texted HJ. Maybe he got through her walls. It gives me hope that maybe they’re meant to be irrespective of the reset??? Please let it be true

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            Agree with all your points! Feels good knowing they were meant to be! But disappointed with both villain’s motivations and that she can’t have those memories. Seriously Sun-ho did have the chance to change fate!

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        Sorry I had a bunch of questions but I got them.. sorry to spam your post now.

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          Were they the same questions as mine? Because I still feel we haven’t gotten answers 😅

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            Yeah I think two of my questions you’ll answered above. But I was just wondering if this last reset should have taken him to the beginning of the 7th reset. But it’s a reset not a rewind. So it goes to their original timeline right?

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            I honestly don’t know😂. Probably it went back to their original timeline where they didn’t know each other. But then GH’s accident would’ve still happened. Unless HJ saved her. I really don’t know.

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            Yeah he may have helped others too like Bae Jung-tae.

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Just caught up to the latest episodes of 365 in time for the finale!!! But why are there no recaps? I still have so many questions!!Also kudos to the beanies whose theories were correct!!!

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When the weather is fine:-
Ended up liking all posts about Hwi’s confession! Loved it!!! Best scene of this entire week!!

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Did anyone watched the cursed? Are people discussing it somewhere?

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    watched yes
    potential season 2

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      I thought it would be a movie. Not season 2

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      Watched: yes.
      Potential season 2 (or movie or whatever): yes

      But it was the good kind of opening for sequel — the Buffy / Veronica Mars kind, not the Netflix kind. They FINISHED the big issue of season, then just left themselves a little wiggle room

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        This was a good high quality show in terms of taut script, good use of background score..

        It was so good that 20-25 min of the show in last couple of minutes were literally nothing but the ritual stuff, and i didn’t fast forward .. lol

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          last couple of episodes* (20-25 minutes in each episode was just ritual – no plot movement)

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        Yep. I agree with you. They can decide whether or not to go ahead with a sequel. And exactly why I’m avoiding watching kingdom or hospital playlist

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    I haven’t seen any discussions. I wonder if the ending is suggesting a possible continuation of the story.

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      I didn’t get the ending. She woke up. But why was the ending music eerie?

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        I’m not sure, to be honest. I’m wondering if it was some mislead done for the sake of being misleading. Who knows?

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Happy New Year people! I was hardly active this year and managed to watch very few dramas. Here’s to hoping that I find a proper balance between RL and drama watching this year.

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Possessed final thoughts

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    I’ve never been so frustrated with a drama like this. I knew that it was a dark show but did they have to kill everybody on the show. Like every single character? Did they have to kill the entire police force? And the shaman? They didn’t even leave the sisters in the church. Isn’t it overkill (pun intended. Or is it? I’m bad at making puns.)

    Also did they suddenly have to make us sympathise with hwang dae du? After 15 episodes? They showed us glimpses of his story but it was never explored fully. So why bother at the end?

    And I was really disappointed by pil seong. I’ve never seen such a passive hero. All he did in the entire show was scream at HDD over the phone. I know his adversary was a spirit with supernatural powers. But he should’ve done some police work atleast. He never tried anything except call the dead detective in his body and that guy did all the work. Even seo jong didn’t utilise her capabilities fully.

    And what about pil seong’s ability? They introduced it but failed to capitalise on it.

    That’s doesn’t mean I didn’t like the show. The characters were wonderful,if only they hadn’t killed everyone.

    The leads love story was so heartbreaking and tragic. Never thought I would be this invested in a romance in a supernatural thriller. But they nailed it.

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      +100000000% agree – It was good – but soooo dark and the ending left me like you. Really? You had to kill off the nuns??????
      I’m glad I watched it, but it isn’t on my list for a rewatch.
      The only thing that saved it at the end – was the very end after the credits.
      Yes – big sigh……………………..

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        The ending was a small consolation. I’m really angry at how pil seong let everyone die around him. I know it’s difficult to kill your love. Even I don’t want that. But do something else. Use your detective intuition and skill! Hone your
        newfound abilities! All he did was whine and mope around and run away.

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          It wasn’t Pil Seong’s fault. Even when people did what Hwang Dae Du wanted, he still found loop holes to keep killing people. “oh too bad you were a minute late” or “oh I’m not killing people, I’m judging them for God’. He was going to kill everyone regardless of what Pil Seong did. I knew he would never keep his word from the start and any cop should know that too. You can’t trust the devil. He just wanted to see if he could make Pil Seong evil, and he failed, which was the point of the drama. And unfortunately, they were powerless against this villain…he was way too overpowered. The shaman’s abilities, the detective they summoned, and everyone else were completely useless, which was the frustrating thing for me. There was no hope.

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      I just watched the last 2 episodes and… this show unfortunately fell from grace, for me. the 1st 8 episodes were pure gold!!! Ultimately, what didn’t work for me was that all the episodes from then on felt like “filler episodes” — like the writers realized too late that the plot had moved too fast but they have 8 eps left so they just stuck more and more random plot lines and HDD-KangPilSong murder-of-the-day challenges and more of KPS crying and crying and crying and…

      it just stopped working for me but I felt the compelling need to finish the show. and like you @supperwhopotterlock , I just didn’t understand why EVERYONE had to die. Not a single character was left. That was just cruel and unusual punishment.

      What I was actually satisfied with is that our Couple didn’t find some deux-machina way of surviving this unsurmountable ordeal. There was truly no hope. They died. heartbreaking but as real as fiction can get. I was disappointed they bothered with a hint at a reincarnation in the end credits. Reincarnations make no one happy. no one.

      all to say, I won’t be adding this show to a rewatch list but… yeah, it was an ok show.

      glad I have people to chat about it with!

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I used to annoy my elder sister all the time. Always interrupting her studies, mimicking her and basically never let her have a moment of peace 😁.

Then it was time for her to prepare for her college entrance exam. She went away briefly for coaching. When she came back, she had got a very cute doll for me. My mother named him delta. And I loved it so much. I nuzzled it so hard that it’s nose fell off and my mom had to stitch it back. (No I’m not embarrassed). It’s nose is still black from it.

Then it was time for my sister to leave for college. I understood objectively that she was going to leave for a long period of time. But I guess I didn’t grasp the magnitude of it then.

Then we had to shift because of my dad’s job. All our stuff were packed in boxes, delta included. Our first few days in the new place, we were staying in a guest house because we were slowly unpacking and our home was not ready yet. I fell sick and couldn’t eat or sleep. It was a small town. It was night. It was raining heavily. My mom was worried. But she took me to our house and unpacked delta. I took it and slept peacefully that night.

Next day, my fever reduced.

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Children of nobody episode 29-30

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    I think the psychiatrist was the one who operated black chat while eunho did the groundwork (now it seems obvious , I know). Because the person who was chatting was able to read people’s minds and explore their deepest secrets and wishes. Also he’s composed and calm, and the murders were anything but, especially hana’s dad. And maybe hana told him about her sibling. I think he hypnotized them using the ballerina music box. I mean, they kept focusing on it too much.

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      Also I think the real se Kyung is probably buried in the fireplace. Because again they’ve focused on it too much. Even the father became angry when the other SK tried to hide there. Though I don’t understand why the stepmom would choose to stay with a corpse for so many years. Her twisted sense of guilt and her choosing to wallow in her misery is difficult for me to comprehend.

      I feel really bad for WK. Even her father was complicit in the abuse. He hid her own daughter’s death and brainwashed his other daughter. was he blinded by his love for his wife? Or brainwashed himself?

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        I’m still not convinced it was the stepmother who killed the sister. I think it was the father. Stepmother has said too many things about a woman being responsible for making a marriage work and putting up with whatever their husband insists upon and even that if a marriage fails it’s the woman’s fault because she didn’t try hard enough. There’s no doubt she was abusive but I still think it’s more likely dear old Dad who did the killing.

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          That’s also possible. Which would explain her feeling guilty sometimes. And why she would go through the torture of treating her own daughter as her stepchild. If she couldn’t take care of SK, she has no right to embrace her own child or something like that. I don’t know if I’m making sense.

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          Agreed. And that would also explain her apparent sympathy for Ji-hye, the woman who was burned inside his car for hiding the abuse her husband did.

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          That is what I have thought all along too! How else could he continue living happily with his wife and even going to such lengths to establish her daughter as his own?? It seems impossible! He wasn’t afraid of her to stay quiet out of fear! On the other hand… WK was under hypnosis… Would she remember wrong?

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            One more thing… WK has forgotten her memories because of trauma, her father tells her stories about her school and her friends. Why does he need to lie? If there was nothing else wrong with her childhood he could have told her true stories…

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            Definitely makes sense. If he abused WK, he would want her to forget everything including her own sister and her childhood friends.

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          “I’m still not convinced it was the stepmother who killed the sister.”

          I agree with you.

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            The other possibility is that it’s her that killed the sister. That she was the child that accidentally killed their sibling and that they covered it up for her. If that were the case – wow, the whole thing would explode next episode.

            It seems to me the show might be seeing that abuse is all around us in some form. That’s why we have such a complicated relationship with it. It’s why it perpetuates and it’s why it triggers us.

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Bad Detective ep 5-
So yes he made a huge mistake in the past. Now that they showed the entire flashback, he has a very
valid reason to feel guilty.
Also I know TS was shocked and grieving. But he still seemed composed enough. He should\’ve grabbed the nanny cam before JCM got his hands on it. Speaking of, he seems to be more intelligent than the entire department combined. Pity that he\’s the bad guy. But it makes hating him that much more fun (though equally frustrating).

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Anyone watching Bad detective? I just watched ep 4 and- why did Hae Jun open the door? She was at Tae seok\’s place. Surely she should\’ve realised that he wouldn\’t ring the bell to his own home? I get she was stressed because of the attack earlier in the office. But still…

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    I was yelling “don’t open the door!” oh dear that was hard to watch… πŸ™
    but I’m still riveted by the show.

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      Me too! I really hope he actually kills the prosecutor. He can again choose to not save him 😜.

      Also do you remember that there were 2 girls in the interrogation room that day all those years ago? They keep showing that memory again and again. Maybe the reporter is not YW? There’s definitely more to the story.

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My laptop is making weird noises when I\’m switching it on. How should I watch dramas 😭

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    Do what I do and google what is happening. you will surely find an answer. I spilled some sake on my keyboard last week and googled how to clean the keys and voila it worked. (Also, I keep all open drinks away from my laptop now. )*facepalm*

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      Glad you were able to fix it.

      I did. Apparently the fan is not working properly. But it can also be a hard drive problem. Either ways, I’m scared. What if it catches on fire? I have to call a professional. Let’s hope for the best.

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        @superwhopotterlock – glad you found out what might be the problem. What did the article say to do until you get it fixed? But more importantly – did you back up your HD???
        To me, that’s the most important question other than “did you use protection???”

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          Hehe, protection is important.

          No I didn’t back up 😭. That’s why I’m scared. It mostly has series and films. So worst case scenario, I’ll lose them. It’s ok. Nothing can be done. It’s written that I need to open the laptop and clean it. Which I don’t think should be done by anyone except a professional. So I’ll call for help and hope for the best.

          Thank you so much for your concern and comfort. 😘

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            well good luck and let me know how it goes. My computers at home and at work are essentially my life and I’d be lost without them – for all my photos and my drama-watching addiction – um I mean habit.

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Happy to die- ep 3

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    For the first time I felt bad when Jin sang died(or will die). He gave such a grand speech, showing that even though he’s insufferable most of the time, he knows when to stand up for what he thinks is right.
    Is there no way to fix it without killing him? But if he gives another grand speech, I guess it’ll be okay.

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      She’ll keep killing him until he gets it right ;). I definitely loved that there was improvement in his character

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Terius Behind Me- Ep 15

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    I had a hunch from the beginning that the director was the mole. They tried so hard(or maybe they didn’t) to paint the deputy chief as evil, with her exaggerated theatrics and all. I was confused when she met with the Voice for lunch,but anyway.

    Why do these people not look at the road before crossing? And how could they send such a high security prisoner with just one guy?

    Also whatever happens, I want yong Tae and Do woo alive. I want DW to go to iceland with JY and YT to meet up with his driver/secretary , enjoying whatever he produced on his farm. I was happy that he understood his situation and forgave him (of course he had to ruin the moment by borrowing money from him, but that’s why I like him!)

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      I have a bad feeling for Yong Tae tho. And the preview for the last ep didn’t help… ahh… I hope all the good guys survive T.T

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