Beanie level: Errand boy

Also may the dramagods keep blessing Kim Soohyun’s drama choices. He never disappoints.
Best post-enlistment comeback EVER.

Fun Fact: Moon Embracing the Sun is one of earliest K-drama (first or second) I remember watching and it has truly been so satisfying to watch KSH’s evolution since.

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    Right!

    Best post-enlistment comeback EVER.

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    Hands down on IOTNBO being the best post-enlistment comeback EVER. He is blessed and wise and as a fan, I couldn’t be happier.
    YFAS was the first rom-com I watched in 2014 after I got hooked with kdramas by ‘Seoyeong my daughter’. Since then I have watched YFAS many times while following KSH’s other projects. He has really become what he wished to be 10 years ago “An actor who never disappoints the viewers”

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This is me right now!

I’m so happy about this entire show & I’m gonna allow myself to bask in this feeling until tomorrow.
This show only had one weakness for me and that’s the Nurse Park subplot. They didn’t even say HOW she survived. IDC too much about that though, bc that was never the core plot element for me.
Everyone faced their trauma and dealt with it, we had some of the most AMAZING character growth, no real noble idiocy (!!!), and they got their camping trip.
That’s all I ever wanted from this show.
I’ll write up an official farewell tomorrow, after I’ve indulged in all the feels.




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    Same. I thought that bringing back all the characters was a really nice touch and brought back all the feels!!! And yay for adults actually being adults!

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In the last scene right when I was thinking “WOW, Kang-tae is such a tease!” THEY DID THAT!!!

Reader, NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF TROLLING HAVE I BEEN TROLLED LIKE THIS BEFORE. 😂
Idk if I’m more impressed OR more indignant.
As penultimate episodes go, that wasn’t so bad. It was bittersweet with the right kind of fun to carry me into the finale in GOOD SPIRITS.
Hope we get lots of fluff tomorrow 🥰


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Faced with the fact that IONTBO is the only show I\’m currently watching & that it\’s ending this week (noooo)… I FINALLY started watching Black Dog which I didn\’t have time to live-watch and which has been on my watchlist for months.
Really glad I picked this up, it\’s the kind of workplace drama I can get behind. The characters are wonderful & the conflict is realistic but not too bleak.

Other 2020 dramas on my backlist:
– Itaewon Class (yet to finish)
– Hyena ( not yet started)

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These words alone *could* make up for the predictable tropes.
But I didn’t stay this long for the plot. This is a drama whose strengths relies on characters, regardless of plot. But for what it is/ has been, it’s not awful either and I’m not disappointed (yet).
If we get that camping car trip… my dreams for this show will be complete and it’ll be a 4/5

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    So glad MY told KT this, I was so scared that she was going to leave or she wouldn’t want to see the brothers again. The scene where ST fed MY made me cry 😭

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This is the hug I need after the tears I shed in ep.14 😭
And Sang-tae is the best brother in the world! Look how he’s now taking care of everyone! 😭
Can they adopt me in their family, so he can be my oppa too? 💖

PS: I wonder how Oh Jung-se managed to keep his eyes dry in these scenes… I would’ve been sobbing like a baby.




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    I suddenly had this thought when I saw this post: thank goodness im not doing a try-not-to-cry challenge

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Also, as a soon-to-be Psychology graduate, it has been very interesting to see how the show has explored the “causes” of the different mental illnesses of our patients.
In this particular episode, I thought linking child abuse & Dissociative Identity Disorder a.k.a Multiple Personality Disorder came together to tell a poignant story. I can at least see that they’ve done some basic research on each disorder they portray (even though I don’t like everything about how they portray mental illness in this show)
Anyways, the story was well-told but made me mad. This topic always triggers me even though I have no experience of it or know anyone who has. There are a lot of despicable people in this world, but I think child abusers have their own special hell.


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    I was highly intrigued by a movie named “Sybil” while I was studying and my psy prof recommended. It was a great movie depicting DID. I’m also reading a book titled “The Minds of Billy Milligan”. Both are very interesting and brought us through the minds of someone with DID. You can check it out if you have the time!

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    I broke into tears when KT hold in her arms little Sun Hae. It was totally heartbreaking.

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Some (non-spoilery) favorite moments from this episode
I love it when Sang-tae teases Kang-tae, it always catches him off-guard! 😂
*ahem* More like she kissed YOU.
We stan a confident queen. Get you some!👀💋




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Ep.13: I KNEWWWW IT!!!
Just have to get that out there, because I theorized about it with my sisters and they were doubtful.
That being said, the reveal didn\’t \”surprise\” me but it was so well done. Now I\’m waiting for the writer\’s explanations, bc that\’s what will make or break this subplot!
This episode was ENGROSSING, I had my eyes glued to my screen the whole time!

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    I’ve found recent episodes of this show to be quite middling and have issues with the pacing and the way some of the characters’ storied are being told, but I REALLY liked ep 13. That ending better have a good explanation because I have many questions.

    Also, that last scene gave me chills and flashbacks to that actress humming in Dal-ja’s Spring, she’s very good at being creepy 😂

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      I started out not quite feeling this show, because I couldn’t really figure out WHAT the show was… so maybe I’m enjoying it more bc I didn’t really have any expectations. The pacing was a little meh at the beginning, but I didn’t care too much. But for me, I think this is one of the rare shows where the 2nd half is actually better than the first.

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The one thing that makes me a little less sad about IONTBO ending soon is the fact that Forest of Secrets s2 WILL AIR AFTER IT IN ITS TIMESLOT.
I\’m hyperventilating just writing this omg >.<

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    I share the exact same feelings, although I’m trying not to have too high expectations for S2. I’m really failing, though…

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    I have zero interest in IONTBO, so imagine how much more impatient I’m being!!!

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Also, I’m SO proud of our Moon babies this week. 😭
Sang-tae is so brave in facing his trauma & accepting KMY and Kang-tae is slowly learning not to bottle everything up, it felt really GOOD to see him just letting out all his frustration!




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    It surprised me when I saw Sang-tae wearing a blue shirt over his t-shirt. Then this happened, and it all makes sense.

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      I noticed that too! His layered look actually reminded me of how Kang Tae dresses. A small detail alluding to his lil bro and the fact that Sang Tae has become more responsible. Or it was just needed for this scene. xP

      And yessss! @yuyuu, I was surprised and glad that KT already spilled his info to someone like the Director.

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I love our little family 😭💖
This week’s episodes were PERFECT
So much happiness, growth and plot advancement! My heart is full.

I hope all that’s left will be faced together as one family. This show’s message is to “Face Your Fears” so it would be complete BS to pull a last minute noble idiocy card, really hope we’re not going there.

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    I sincerely hope not! That would go against the flow of the strong writing

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    I never use the word hate for people who I don’t know personally, but if the writer/PD pulls last-minute noble idiocy, more so if they involve MY to do that I will have to deviate from my choice. You don’t build a nice drama and give me hope just to ruin both at the 11th hour. That is a crime a lot of dramas have done and gained vitriol as a result.

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      The writing is really strong here, so it *seems* they’re not heading that way, but I’ve watched enough k-dramas to be prepared for it.

      If this show ends like how it’s been going, it’ll be one of the best-written shows I’ve seen.

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    @Yuyuu, The Drama Queen I also hope that they don’t introduce the noble idiocy card as well.

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“WAOUW” *in KMY voice*
SIR. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ALL SERIES 💖
#SexySoohyun

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    YUP. Stunningggg. I said OMG out loud when he made his grand entrance. XD

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    I am not proud of myself for drooling (i really did that huh) at this face. But then I assured myself that it’s okay to not be okay, also my sisters reassured me that even they find him to be exceptionally handsome in this scene. They’re not fans like me.

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      “But then I assured myself that it’s okay to not be okay” 👍

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THIS EPISODE!!! 😭😭💖💖
This one is my favorite so far. So much growth and so much happiness!
I rarely cry tears of happiness, but this one got me. This is really living up to be a healing drama.
And MORE dream/parallel universe contents please! 🤗
(O.K Hospital staff continue to be THEE most incompetent bunch ever and they hella annoy me)

PS: BRUUH. That kiss though! NOT disappointed 👀💋
(sorry not sorry for the spam)





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    This is for sure the calm before the storm though, but I’ll enjoy it for now.

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    The tears in Hyung’s eyes when he realized KT was genuinely happy. Urgh… incredible.

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    The position in which KT was sleeping is seen with happy babies – arms folded pointed upward, legs widely opened, it was the cutest thing ever for me.

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This song really comforted me 💖
I love Lee Hi, and I’m so happy for her that she’s now with AOMG

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I have no words. Just WOW.
Kim Soo-hyun and Oh Jung-se really did that.
ASTONISHING performance from the both of them, I couldn’t even cry bc it got me shell-shocked.

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    That cry. That’s the worst kind of cry. Props to KSH because that felt so real.

    I wasn’t too into this episode tbh but that ending hurt.

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    they really put on a show!!!! SO GOOD

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    Oh Jung-se. Wahhhh. He’s a different level.

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    I haven’t recovered yet.
    I can’t talk about this.

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    These two deserve all the drama awards this year. No one else comes close. 😭😭😭

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    When he started to rub his hands together… that hurts more than anything.

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I think Lee Yoon-ki is turning out to be one of my favorite Korean directors.
Every time I finish his movies, I have the same reaction. “WHAT?”
IDK how to articulate it well, but he tells a story such that you can have your own interpretation. It’s almost like… you’re making the movie WITH him!
He has very a distinctive style, and equally distinctive endings. I guess you can call them open-endings, but it’s never frustrating. I always think about his movies days after having watched them. The first time I saw Come Rain, Come shine I had a 2h discussion about its meaning & nuances with my sister 😅
His aesthetics are always breathtaking, and immersive. Reminiscent of Japanese minimalist style (I wasn’t surprised to find that a lot of his scripts are adapted from Japanese literature!)
His filmography is not that long, so I plan to make my way through all of it before this year ends.

Anyways, here are some of my favorite shots from his movie A Man and A Woman(2016) starring Jeon Do-yeon and Gong Yoo. Which is my latest obsession.

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    This show was one of the first movies I saw with gong yoo in it. It was really good. Sad, though. These two were amazing together.

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I also need to have this on my fanwall, bc KSH is so funny and a dork IRL & don’t we all love his smiles and laugh?
Also this interview is absolutely hilarious and I love all three of them together.

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    omg thank you for this!!!!!

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    This is hilarious. SYJ’s sort of deadpan way of answering questions with that lovely voice of hers cracks me up. Dorky KSH is too adorable. Sangtae oppa was really funny when he was teasing one of the interviewers.

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    I love them! Giggly KSH will be the death of me!

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He’s happy, I’m happy! 😊🤗


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    I’m not sure he’s happy. I watched this scene and thought it was a bit sad. I thought he looked a bit sad.

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    Yes! I cracked up a bit from this scene because KT looked so happy and free even if he was telling her how everything was a mess because he got suspended, will not get a salary & might get sued. 😅 For the first time in a long while he acted without considering the consequences of his actions. All because of his desire to protect MY. Ah, the power of love.

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Me on a first date:
(I simply love her 😂)

PS: HAS HE THOUGH? 👀

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