Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training
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    25% 😅🤣🤣🤣

    I’m not compatible with Baby ’cause I’m Mommy. Compatibility doesn’t count. 🥺

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    How much did you guys get?

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      50%
      “Ok, so it looks like you could be compatible, but there’s a chance you might also not be compatible.” 😂😂😂

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        LoL. You might go with one of the comments below that quiz saying that ‘I got 50% and that’s good ’cause we can complete one another’

        Oops 😎

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      Btw, I love the pic it’s so HUGE here. 🤣🤣🤣

      😘❤️❤️❤️

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      I win! 100 %.

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    I tried this, and got 100% 😂😂😂

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    Apparently, I’m 100% compatible 😊 In real life, I’d probably be too embarrassed to even look or speak with him!

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    🤣🤣🤣 I win!!! 100% compatible. “Talk about a match made in heaven! You are everything Kim Seon Ho could want in a partner and more. You two have similar values and balance each other out perfectly. Do I hear wedding bells?”

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      I guess @pickleddragon, @sirena, Kim Seon Ho and I will have a lovely life together.

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        Yes, we will 😂

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        I’m not a fan. I will leave him to you. It’s okay. His heart won’t be broken.

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        NOOOOOOOOOOOOO 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

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        You know most people got 100% compatibility with him and that’s surely impossible for someone to have so many compatible with him.

        So the conclusion is that people who got low compatibility rate might actually be the ones for him. 🥺

        How come I came up with this conclusion is beyond me. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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    I got 100% compatible 🤣🤣🤣

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    I guess I’m the only one with zero compatibility 🙈 How could this happen??? 😭😂

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      Maybe that means you will bicker a lot and then fall in love 😉

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      We are the ones for him unnie 🥺

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      I got the same! This thread made me laugh so much, though!🤣 my theory is that it’s because I only drink coffee sometimes, which makes me incompatible with most people in K-dramaland.

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        I, too, don’t drink coffee. 😅 I’m caffeine-intolerant. Do you think that’s the reason for the low compatibility rates?

        You know, the overall diet consumption should be balanced in a household. I say here that if Baby is into coffee, we shouldn’t. That’s real compatibility.

        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🥲🤣🤣

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          That is my theory!! And I totally agree with you – compatibility can take the form of complementary tastes, so you don’t end up fighting over the last of anything. For example, I like crusts, and am married to someone who doesn’t, so there is less waste and no arguing over the baguette/loaf ends. And no one needs to be unnecessarily altruistic.😁

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    I also got 100%! Even though I didn’t pick tteokbokki despite knowing his love for it. 😅
    Dunno why but it’s one of kdrama food staples that I’m not particularly fond of. Tteokbokki just tastes too starchy for me. 😅🤷🏻‍♀️

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      It’s very starchy but the sauce is great. I love spicy tteokbokki sauce. 🥰

      So now you see, it’s more difficult to get low compatibility rate.

      🤣🤣🤣

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They were so young! Some of my favourite guys are in this scene too.

(The childhood bit was definitely the best part of this drama, sawry Kim Soo-hyun).

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    I loved them all so much!! So precious. It’s crazy how young they look!

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Picture 1: The question I ask myself every time I watch a cringey C-drama
Picture 2: The answer to my question

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My heart is weeping because I finished the drama and there are no more episodes. 😭

I’m sad I didn’t watch this in time for the 2020 bean count. Thank you for everything little drama.

#APieceOfYourMind

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I randomly clicked on A PIECE OF YOUR MIND. I thought the first episode was lovely and different to the usual kdrama fare. Chae Soo Bin’s acting is so natural.

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    OMO OMO OMO! This show is amazing! I hope you will like it. You might find it a bit weird at first, but it is actually amazing if you give it a chance. After about episode 4, it really delivers! It was one of my top three romance dramas for 2020.

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      Thank you for the encouraging comment… I checked out the recap thread and beanie comments were quite negative, so I was feeling lonely for liking it so far (I’m on episode 4 now!)

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        IDK, I loved this show. I think there was a small but committed contingent of Beanies who also loved this show. It’s a bit of an odd one and lots of people were disoriented by the beginning (which, I’ll admit, was sort of meh from my perspective as well), but it consistently gets better episodes 3 or 4 through 12 are great IMO. Seo-woo and Ha-won are such an adorable couple.

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        I loved this show from the first scene to the last. Although we are a minority, we are loud in our love.

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    Yayy YES!!

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    I’m someone else who loved this show. :o) I think it suffered a bit from having its total number of episodes cut, but overall, I think it posed such thought-provoking questions about love and grief. I hope you continue to enjoy it!

    If you don’t mind spoilers, I cannot recommend highly enough that you check out @LeeTennant‘s blog post about this show: https://invisibledragon.home.blog/2020/04/30/a-piece-of-your-mind-a-beautiful-ethereal-study-of-grief/ It really helped me understand and appreciate the show even more, and the insights she shared about grief resonated with me deeply. Definitely check it out after you finish, if you don’t before. :o)

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      Thank you! I will check it out after I finish it. I’m already on episode 7! 🙂

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        Yay! I’m really happy that you’re enjoying it! Because of your post, I listened to the OST again today, which is just delightful. I also love that little poem that Ji Soo and Ha Won recite together in Norway. It’s a few simple lines, but I found it strangely comforting!

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      Oh, wow, dramadillo! I’m so glad this post resonated with you like this. I did love this show to pieces.

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        I..eerrrr… finished the drama and read your post (thanks for the link @mellowarmadillo!). It’s really beautifully written. It’s like the drama opened up a window into LT’s soul, of which I only knew the irresistibly indifferent beanie. Thank you for sharing your piece with the world… I’m rambling and can’t say much else at the moment because I have to think. I have a feeling I’ll be gently thinking about this drama for a few days.

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    Liked APIYM a lot! There’s a turn of events on ep 2 that weirded me out, but the drama turned around and became super cute and comforting as both leads started (and helped each other) healing. In the end, this drama had one of the best OTP of the year, and the homestead crew is just adorbs
    Still hate the second ML, though! 😑

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    Love this show… 🥰

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#SecretRoyalStoogesEp4

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These two idiots 🤣

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#2020roundup
Day 11 – Your 2020 crush
Kim Nam Gil now and forever. 💖 Also Jun-wan from HOSPITAL PLAYLIST.
Day 12 – “Oldie” (not 2020) you loved
Fiery Priest. Live Up To Your Name. Eun-joo’s Room. (Most of the dramas I watched were oldies!)
Day 13 – Most fashionable character
LT strapped on Lee Min WHo’s back.
Day 14 – The drama that could have been but wasn’t
The King: Eternal Monarch.
Day 15 – Secondary characters you will never forget
The North Korea ducklings. Yoo Min-hyuk from ALICE 💔
Day 16 – Best quote/oneliner
“Do you only fight winnable battles”? (Ansi Fortress, 2018)
Day 17 – One that made you emotional
The twins and Song-hwa in HOSPITAL PLAYLIST
Day 18 – One you want to rant about
Do You Like Brahms? Someone should tell the writer that classical musicians are not all depressed and that it is possible to play the violin as a hobby! *keeps ranting*
Day 19 – Most memorable scene
The book club meetings in I’LL FIND YOU ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY
Day 20 – Cameo that blew your mind
Eun Dan-oh and Baek-kyung from EXTRAORDINARY YOU showing up in TRUE BEAUTY. 😂

And that’s it. Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄See you next Year!

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    These are great! 🙂

    Happy holidays and a happy and healthy 2021 to you, too!

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    Merry Christmas and Happy new year!

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    Merry Christmas to you Toki! Thanks for reminding me about the twins in HOSPITAL PLAYLIST. They were so sweet. My favorite HP doctors: 1. Jun-wan (being a big JKH fan he had to be.) 2. Song-hwa. If Jun-wan is not available Song-hwa is definitely my go to. and 3. Jung-won. Fr. Ahn. Who really should be a ‘Father’ but I was in a distinct minority there.

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      Jun-wan and Song-hwa are the best. But I loved Ik-sun too. It’s hard to choose!

      This is one time I will disagree with you. From the start I didn’t think Jung-won should be a priest. There is that scene where drunk Jung-won is shown crying about being too emotional and that he should become a priest. A priest sees people dying too and can’t be overly emotional, so becoming a priest to escape that won’t be a solution. His priest brother knew Jung-won’s calling was as a doctor, that’s why he always said “next year”.

      That said, I didn’t like the way the drama portrayed this. They said he had to choose God or Gyeo-wool. However, that doesn’t mean he had to give up God entirely. He could still read the Bible and pray his Rosary even if he didn’t become a priest. I guess we’ll see what Season 2 has in store for them.

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    Mary!!! See, you now have some new and useful gifs.

    Merry Christmas to you too!

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    I LOVE Kim Nam-gil, though I’m pretty obsessed with Baby these days I remember the time I fell so hard for him so vividly. He’s just that charming. 😳😍💕 And hooray for Live Up to Your Name, that one is a must-watch and totally lives up to its name.

    Merry Christmas Wishfultoki! See you in 2021! 😘

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    Merry Christmas to you too! 🙂

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It’s a Bot Apocalypse on the fanwall. @db-staff please do a clean sweep!

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    I might get attached to Caleb Forrest, but Clammity Forrest would’ve been so much better.

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      😂😂
      I liked it when a couple of days ago we had some ordinal polsk names, though…

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    I’ve just finished Sweet Home. I’m ready to fight them!!! 🤨🤨🤨

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Getting ready for sageuks by watching ANSI FORTRESS / THE GREAT BATTLE.

Verdict: 10/10 for action scenes, Zo In-sung in armour, and Jumong’s bow *cries*
Minus -1 for Seolhyun calling him “oppa” back in the 7th century.


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As if we already didn’t know this is a manhwa 😂
Lee Jae-wook & Kim Hye-yoon cameo alert.

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Was it you LT @leetennant who talked about Cha Eun Woo looking like Edward Cullen?? 😂
#TrueBeautyEp3

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GOBLIN parody scene in TRUE BEAUTY Ep. 2 😂😂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4-7_1CX7Ws&ab_channel=KpopWorld

Followed later by this:

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    😂 Have I mentioned that I also love this drama? Which one of us is covered in soda right now?

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      I know you love it! 😂😂I love-hate it. I think we’re both covered in soda right now.

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        I know many people hated the ending, but I was fine with it.

        At least the soda is easily washed off and forgotten.

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          I thought the ending was ok. It helped me come to terms with some things that had bothered me before. What I hated was that it sidelined the father-son storyline (as well as the idol trainees) in favor of romance. I still listen to the OST though, and watch clips of YSY dancing 😂

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#2020roundup blitz update

Day 1: ML you will never forget (for better or for worse).
Ri Jeong Hyeok. ❤️
Day 2: FL you will never forget (for better or for worse)
@yyishere’s Candy. *shivers*
Day 3: PPL a drama feels empty without.
The King feels empty without the PPL.
Day 4: Drama you couldn’t finish.
Do. You. Like. Brahms.
Day 5: Drama you finished for the bean.
The King: Eternal Yawn
Day 6: Drama you know you will rewatch.
The Mandalorian Season 2.
Day 7: That OST you’re obsessed with.
I’ll Find You On A Beautiful Day instrumental: https://youtu.be/tW4wSyxui_c
Day 8: OTP you didn’t think you’ll adore.
@azzo and SNG. Though this isn’t true. I adored them from the start.
Day 9: Drama you watched just because, and ended up loving.
Lovely Us (C-drama)
Day 10: Drama Beanies convinced you to watch and you can’t be grateful enough.
Hospital Playlist. I didn’t love all of it, but I enjoyed it more than I expected to.

*finishes with a lame little dance in the spirit of 2020*

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    I am so happy you liked my drama, toki. I am blushing with joy.

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      I’m just waiting for next chapter.
      Or its spin off with LMWho and indifferent LT.

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      You have been a big part of my 2020 YY. What with t***picks, Candy and poor Mr Babe, and the spin-off that snowballed into a epic tale of unrequited love, LT & WHO? Thanks for making me laugh all year.

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    Gonna learn these moves and use them as my celebratory drama finish dance. 😂

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    Lovely Us 😍😍😍

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I’d… totally forgotten that Kim Young-kwang was in PINOCCHIO. Thanks DB for showing me his beautiful face when I logged in 🤣

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    I liked that show generally. But he was definitely an extra reason I stayed.

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    It’s been weeks, and here I am thinking, “How in the world is Pinocchio, Entertainer, and My Love from the Stars STILL playing on the DB player??? XD

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      I got interested in pinnochio after watching the db player. I’m slowly watching 2 episodes a week.
      Also it has been featured for months on db though.

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        It seems like DB’s tactic of getting people interested in what it’s play is working 😉😉
        I did consider for a time if I wanted to do a re-watch of MLFAS because of the DB player, but didn’t end up doing it 😅 I cannot seem to get myself into any of Park Shin Hye’s dramas, ever…. I’ve tried several, and I’ve only every been able to get thru a handful:
        – “Stairway to Heaven”, because she was only portraying the childhood counterpart of the main actress
        – “The Heirs”, with HEAVY, HEAVY ff-ing (but who DIDN’T FF heavily for that drama?? 😂😂)
        – “The Doctors”, again— heavy ff-ing
        – “Memories of Alhambra”, Episode 1 and it was only because I was watching it on Netflix with a friend who’s a lover of Hyun Bin— we didn’t watch for Park Shin Hye

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          I’m watching pinocchio with Frabby and I’m enjoying it a lot so far. The storyline is interesting and I feel like PSH’s character is more exciting. We get to see so many sides to her.
          I want her to play a character that is an assassin or someone who isn’t so ‘good’ or a candy in distress.
          I’ve not seen The Call, it seems a bit too creepy. Maybe she plays a different character in that?

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        Oh, interesting! I was wondering what the function of the DB player was, because it’s not like you can watch a whole drama through it. I even get different dramas on my computer and phone at the same time! Maybe it’s a way to lead viewers to Kocowa.

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          To be honest, I’m not sure what the function is because the player doesn’t share a schedule of what it is showing or even the episode number. I don’t even think the whole episode is aired.
          I only saw a clip from ep 1 of pinnochio and that was the scene with the reporters. It took a while to figure out what show it was!

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            Huh. It’s just weird then. Maybe DB gets paid for streaming these dramas? I prefer them over ads actually.

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        Oh, I forgot to add that I’ve also watched— with FFing of course 😅😅— “Flower Boy Next Door”, but I only did it for Yoon Shi Yoon 👍🏻

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          I loved flower boy next door, what about you’re beautiful?

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            I never watched “You’re Beautiful” (which I alway get mixed up with “To the Beautiful You”….. I skimmed this one, and the online reason I did it was for Ki Tae Young 😅😅)

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            Both FBND and YB are favourites of mine hehe. I’ve rewatched FBND a few times…. I don’t know how YB will hold up on a rewatch, as it was one of the first dramas I ever watched (when I was far less picky).

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The main reason I didn’t watch DODO (though it was initially on my list) is the title. I refused to type out that ridiculously long title, even if it is based on Mozart. 😂

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My sister is watching START UP. I asked her how the love triangle was coming on…

She gave me a LOOK. And launched into a rant.

I decided to retreat.

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    It’s really unfortunate that a story with potential is being reduced to its “love triangle”. The writing is partly to blame, of course, but the fandom is just making it worse.

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      I felt like teashing her, that’s why I asked (shhhhhh I’m evil).

      We did also discuss the business and tech side of the drama, which she says is in some realistic but in others not so much.

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    Love your gifs!!!

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    Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu on the wall <3 !!!!
    (that SeonHo gif is from Strongest delivery man, right ?)
    ((but how come your gifs feels so familiar to me ^^', they're from last year ?))

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      Any excuse to have Gu on the wall.

      I didn’t make the GIFs. I just looked up “Gu Yanzhen” and “Kim Seon-ho” GIFs on Google hehe. Maybe you or other Gu Beanies made them so they look familiar? 😀

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        oh maybe Beanies’gifs of Gu YanZhen are used everywhere , spreading Gu love beyond DB x) !

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Because the only thing to do when your obnoxious father is looking for you is to jump in the trash.

#MaryStayedOutAllNightInTheDumpster
#Episode12

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#2020Roundup

Currently watching
Eun-joo’s Room

Completed in full (my hard-earned lovely beans)

1. Crash Landing On You
2. I’ll Find You On A Beautiful Day
3. My Holo Love
4. Hospital Playlist
5. The King: Eternal Monarch (*short circuits*)

Half-baked beans (watched at least half so worth ½ bean)
1. Find Me In Your Memory
2. Was It Love
3. Alice
4. Do You Like Brahms?

TOTAL 2020 BEAN COUNT: 7 😂 😂 😂
……

Also watched several older dramas
1. Psychopath Diary
2. Bicheonmu
3. My Love Patzzi (help)
4. Prime Minister and I
5. Ballad of Seodong
6. Fiery Priest
7. Live Up To Your Name
8. Shopping King Louie

C-dramas completed
1. Song of Glory
2. Lovely Us
3. My Unicorn Girl
4. The Moon Brightens for You

Movies
1. Little Forest
2. The Last Princess
3. The Good, the Bad, the Weird
4. Memories of the Sword
5. The King’s Letters

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    *ahem* There is a glaringly missing drama on your older drama list.

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      Heh. I didn’t want to bore you with the long list of dropped /on hold dramas…
      That list also tends to prompt the wrath of beanies who think I should have watched those dramas. So I choose to not mention them.

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        Watch the last episode. It’s the best of them and Jang Geun Suk wrote it. Of course then you’ll miss the obligatory hospital and IV scene (and it isn’t for Mary!).

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          Nice try at making me curious about who ended up in hospital… I may ff just to see if it’s Kim Jae Wook.

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            Also a huge fake out in second to the last episode (going on faulty memory here).

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            He does look the most anemic of the trio but Mary sheds so many tears it’s a wonder she isn’t totally dehydrated. Have you seen the “lost on the mountain everyone must search” portion of our saga? Really, it’s hard to imagine fitting more tropes into one drama.

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    among the 4 C-dramas and the older list, would you recommend some ?

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      Out of the C-dramas, I recommend LOVELY US. It has some nice messages about friendship and family. It has a “retro” feel because it’s set during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. One of the characters likes watching kdramas. 😂

      MY UNICORN GIRL is ok if you want something light and don’t mind tropes. I haven’t watched any other wuxia romance so I don’t really know if THE MOON BRIGHTENS FOR YOU is good, but it was fun. I liked the OTP.

      Out of the older list, I recommend: Live Up To Your Name, Shopping King Louie.

      I forgot to add that I re-watched FULL HOUSE TAKE 2. It’s one of my favorite rom-coms (nothing to do with Full House 1!) ☺️

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        I might watch Full House Take 2 if you watch the end of Mary. I will be liberally fast forwarding if it’s anything like Full House.

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        thank you 🙂
        I’ve added them to my to-watch list (some were already there ^^’ , better trust the list than my brain haha)
        Already watched Louie <3
        (Full house take 2 , when it was out back then, I couldn't get myself to start it, is it really good ? or some so-bad-it's-good ? )
        (Full house was one of my first drama, I enjoyed it , it didn't age that well though ^^')

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          Yay! I look forward to your 2020 list if you have one 🙂

          Just to clarify for @ndlessjoie, “Full House Take 2” is a play on the characters’ names. The female lead is called Jang Man Ok (“full house” in Hanja), and the guys are idol group “Take 2”.

          I don’t think it’s bad at all. It was produced jointly by SBS and Japanese companies, so some scenes are set in Japan. The spoken Chinese is also decent. It has its faults but I love it. It’s entertaining. 😅

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