Beanie level: Water maid

Me trying to convince everyone at home to watch Bloody Heart when I know they don’t watch seguks is an obvious losing battle.
But I will not give up. I shall prevail!!!✊🏿

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And so, the drama and angst begins. I really hope they don’t go the way I think they will go.
Please show, surprise me. Be fun and heartwarming always.
#LoveAllPlayEp8

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    Oh no! I hope it’s just an episode and then back to the underdogs playing badminton and winning!

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    My guess is that next week will be all angst but they’ll move on to happy times the week after? Or is that too much to ask for? Although it will be painful, I think we do need the four main characters to get closure and finally move on. Also I can’t wait for JH’s reaction to the siblings reveal.

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      Best Part of ep8 was Tae Joon realising Jung Hwan dated his sister 🤣🤣
      Watched that scene several times. Can’t wait to see Jung Hwan’s deadpan reaction🤣🤣🤣
      Going to be comedy gold.

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        I had to replay TJ’s hilarious realisation too. He even made JH flinch 🤣
        I was waiting for him to just snap and tell JH that he’s JY’s brother since he was so annoyed the whole episode but he never did. Just another thing TJ is holding in 😢

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Why isn’t anyone talking about The King of Pigs? That show is awesome and nail biting. It’s a hard watch with all the violence, but really gives me joy when Friday rolls up.

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    It wasn’t licenced anywhere so I don’t think many are watching it.

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      True that. I know I am getting it through **the one I shall name**. But it’s really good.
      TVING should really look for a way to licence its content on international platforms for international fans. It’s sitting pretty on good money.

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        TVING has licensed some, like The Witch’s Diner and Work Later, Drink Now, which leads me to believe it is more about genre and popularity of casts.

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        TVING has content that could be really popular if they found a way to license it internationally. I’m surprised they don’t already have partnerships with existing platforms like Netflix. It seems like a wasted opportunity to not attract this sizeable international audience for their shows.

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      its there on usual sites

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    is there truly any mystery.. i watched first couple of episodes.. i honestly felt i had the story figured out so kinda lost interest

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      I’m all for process, which is what I am enjoying at the moment. It’s gripping. 5&6 is still my favourite.

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        Even though I’ve seen the animated film, I’m still constantly surprised by the drama. I wasn’t keen on the revenge stuff at first, and I was particularly annoyed by little Hwang Kyung-min growing up to become a fiendish mastermind type. But what motivates/triggers him and Jong-seok, in the past as well as the present, is also much more developed, and fascinatingly so. And what a showcase this drama is for actors playing tortured and/or toxic males! The latest star turn is Oh MIn-seok as adult Kang Min. Just spectacular.

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    I was planning on binging it after it was over. It’s good to see all the rave reviews from everyone currently watching.

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      Check it out when you have a chance too.

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2521 ends this weekend😱
Feeling all sorts of emotions right now having realised this.
I can’t wait for new episodes, but I don’t want it to end. I want a happy ending, but at the same time I want drama to stay true to itself and the story it has magnificently told from the start.
It’s been a while since I’ve had these combustible emotions for this type of genre.
My ❤ won’t stop beating just thinking about it.
The excitement, the anxiety, the longing, the satisfaction, the nostalgic feeling. I’m already missing it, and it hasn’t even aired.
🥺😭 2521…

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Resignation letter slap felt so cathartic 😂.

#crazyloveEp2

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I’ve always known Nam Joo Hyuk to be handsome but not my type.
Today, he became No.1 on my list. Hmmm…that boy is fiiineee😍
He satisfied my glass fetish.
Just look at him…I just got *censored*

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2521 just exceeded my expectations. To sum it up:
Mum should have done better
Yup Rim is a sore loser
Yi Jin…bless his heart
Hee Do couldn\’t have done it any better.
Ep8 will be all about feelings

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    I’m hating yu rim with such a passion right now. She is a sore loser and even when she was blabbering about family in the truck with her dad I felt it was just an excuse. She really did’nt want to lose against Hee do and thinks her medal is stolen from her. Such poor sportsmanship.

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      I never liked Yurim but she’s reached a new low this episode. She’s the most frustrating character I have seen in a while and I even watched Happiness, so that’s saying something. But at the same time, I’ll give it to the show for generating an interesting conflict between female characters that has nothing to do with love interests.

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    I get that Mum couldn’t be on her matches since she’s reporting on them but what’s with her absence even in her childhood. She has a phone but mom doesn’t check her with at all, even once. Yu rim may be poor but in everything else she’s luckier than Hee do. Fear of not reaching the financial stability you want can make you selfish and that’s where she’s headed. Hee do doesn’t have to worry about that, she only cares about her passion but has many setbacks preventing her from making it big unlike Yu rim at this point. Who also has quite reasonable parents that keep telling her she shouldn’t worry about making it big or becoming rich but I get where she’s coming from.

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The inscription on Gu Young-Chun perfectly describes him. I love the subtext and the styling choice. Cheeky and satisfying to see the label fit for one of the most perplexing and unstable minds.
Another great weekend thanks to Through the Darkness. The only thing running through my mind now is how many people would be eligible for Baeksang nominations this year. A truly stellar performance from the cast.

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Ghost Doctor really is a rom com between Cha Young Min and Ko Seung Tak.
Didn\’t think I would love the finale so much. It was a pleasure to watch those two together.

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Friday 25th…I have been expecting you since January 25th.
The sigh of relief.
What have I been doing for the past three weeks🤔? I have literally been counting down.
86…March 12, you are next😁

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In 14 days, Through the Darkness will be back on screen. I have been so bored in the past two weeks because it\’s the only thing I am watching right now.
The anxiety is no joke😫

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My dream is for dramaland to announce an adaptation of manga/anime Kamisama Hajimemashita.
However, Nanami is a college student and Tomoe a nine-tailed fox, but still serving the earth or land god as a familiar.

I have already mapped out the plot structure of all 16 episodes and filled every possible plot hole (in my head).

I love that anime so much. This is my ultimate drama wish.

Is there someone I can write to to make this dream come true?

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I just noticed some discrepancies on Netflix.
I won\’t hide the shame: I downloaded Stove League illegally when it came out years ago🙈. I don\’t regret it; it\’s one of my favourite dramas.
However, as soon as it was available on Netflix in my country, I deleted the illegal downloads.
Now that I am watching on Netflix, I can\’t help but notice some cuts here and there. As someone who has watched the drama over 10 times, I notice these cuts.
For example, in episode 9 when Seung-Soo returns to the Dreams, the cheesy welcome song they sang for him was cut away. That was my favourite part🥺.
I don\’t know if it\’s Netflix or the production studio at fault, but this reduces viewer experience and makes you feel shortchanged, especially when you have seen a version before and loved it.
This is my first time experiencing this, so it hurts.
Has anyone else experienced this?

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    Copyright reasons. Anything involving a song that isn’t the OST of the show can be disrupted by copyright, because sometimes they only have the rights to use the music internationally for a set amount of time (a year or so). Sometimes they just cut the scene, other times they change the music. But if you watch something on Netflix or another service in Korea, usually the music is still there. Because of some specificity when they bought the copyright to use the music.

    You’ll notice it on Viki too for some dramas. In the US if you watch something on Kocowa though, the original music is always there. I started watching Fight My Way on Viki but the music changes were so obvious, so I checked to see if the same happened on Kocowa and it didn’t. I believe it’s because Kocowa is actually owned by KBS, SBS, and MBC.

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      Oh, thanks for the clarification. The music change did take me out of it. I guess I should alternate between Kocowa and Netflix then. I like the original with the songs.
      Thank you 😊.

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      It’s pretty funny on Viki sometimes, if the original song has been subbed but then changed out for a different song….funny, but also a shame.

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Is it too early to say I love Through the Darkness?
There is this realistic way Kim Nam Gil is playing his character that I already see things through his eyes.
I\’m intrigued already.

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Shit really hit the fan in Inspector Koo episode 7.
As much as I enjoyed this episode, I can\’t get Santa\’s stalkery acts out of my head 😢. Hope he is a good guy stalker with good ulterior motives.

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Okay I am liking Detective Koo.
I had a feeling Kyung Yi and Yi Kyung were two sides of a coin last week, and I got the confirmation within the first minute.
They both have a flare for dramatics and repressing emotions or diverting another way. Plus, they think the same way.
Kind of how someone said before that their relationship felt like a sherlock Holmes and Jim Moriaty pair.
However, Yi Kyung has the upper hand for now because she knows Kyung Yi, which is where she gets it wrong.
Acting first in a situation like this makes it easier for Kyung Yi to spot her.
She should have been more patient before acting. And this is where Kyung Yi has the upper hand.
I\’m thinking her husband\’s case would have thought her how to view things wider than her current landscape.
But the cat and mouse sure was fun to watch.
P.S. The setting and design 😍

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I guess the new Kang Mina got a face plant and is the new secretary of her sister-in-law.
Obvious move but still entertaining.
#onethewomanep12

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    Oh, is she? I never thought it that way or I missed that. I noticed that she may be important later on based on some scenes, but I never thought she’d be Kang Mina herself.

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      Just a theory, but based on the the camera shots and her expressions, it feels like her.
      But one thing for sure, she is not on Hang Sung-Hye’s side.

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For the second time this year, I can beat my chest proudly and say:
I love you On the Verge of Insanity 🥰🥰. Shin Han Soo\’s 🤩 eyes at Choi Ban Seok was the perfect ending.
Truly a story of the everyday office worker. Definitely storing it in my favorite file.

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    This started out as an office drama and ended as a story about Shin Han Soo’s crush on Choi Ban Seok. No one can convince me otherwise. This was THE MOST SATISFYING WATCH of 2021. I dare 2021 to give me a better show. (I’ll be terribly happy if it does, but Insanity has set a very high bar!)

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      Thought I was fantasising about Han Soo’s crush on Ban Seok. Guess I was not alone.
      It really was a satisfying watch.

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        In terms of K-drama tropes there is solid evidence for a crush, haha: (1) Han-soo gives up a 6-figure salary for Ban-seok. (2) Han-soo throws a tantrum when Ban-seok leaves. (3) Han-soo thinks longingly of their first meal together. (4) Han-soo sees Ban-seok in other people wearing checked shirts. (5) Han-soo stares at Ban-seok’s face so much that Ban-seok thinks it’s dirty. (This one really clinches it for me.) (6) It’s Han-soo and Ban-seok who share the final scene (not Ja-young and Ban-seok).

        Come on, it’s staring us in the face!

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          😂😂😂
          Totally make sense. In a rom-com, these would have been canon moments of the relationship.

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          Fabulous list. Yes exactly. I suspected it from the first meet-cute. But those googly eyes in the last couple of eps confirmed all my suspicions once and for all.

          I might also add that I was rooting for this OTP all the way through, more than Ja-young and Ban-seok -for which they unnecessarily trolled so much right till the end!

          Also, my other fav pairing was the Shin siblings – I’d watch a spinoff of just them bickering.

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I have always respected Shin Han Soo but he was the MVP of episode 15 for me.
For someone who is a serial job switcher, you realise, what he was looking for was not the right challenge but the right environment and leader. He found that in Ban Seok.
And when the time came, he stuck with the team (albeit a bit mopey) and was ready to tackle the challenge they had at hand because he had the right leader/partner.
Even when Ban Seok resigned, rather than go back to look for a job, he stayed to fix the problem.
He has really grown. He didn\’t abandon ship like he would have four or five episodes ago.
And when the right challenge and leader came, he offered himself.
That is what we call growth. Super proud of him.
#onthevergeofinsanity

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    I haven’t checked out this episode yet as wanting to see the final two eps together but what you just said is definitely the most welcoming development!!

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    I enjoyed his sass and carefree attitude throughout the show. The character development was a bonus 🙂

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#onthevergeofinsanity rant.
I really can\’t get into Han Se Gwon\’s character. What he is doing is going to affect him more than he thinks.
Experience has thought me to never get in between sibling rivalry and business; they usually turn on the outsider.
His sabotage is going to only put a small dent on President Han\’s plans. It would only make him give up one little thing or the other. Sure it\’s a loss but not a deep one.
The real ones he is going to hurt are the ordinary workers who put their heart, time, health, and ideas into this. Sure not all of them are doing it for pure reasons but they are not destroying people\’s lives.
Se Gwon doesn\’t care because he never birthed any good idea. Nobody, no matter how broken they are, would want to destroy what they created.
The only way Han Se Gwon would survive is if he leaves the country, starts up his own company, or leaves the tech industry. He really isn\’t as smart as he thinks he is.
The brothers or cousins or whatever they are might even be laughing at his pitiable self.
Sadly, there are many people like him in the world. They would rather destroy everything when they have nothing. Rather than take responsibility for their actions, they would put the blame on others and the world. Trying to rationalise with people like this is hopeless because they are too self-absorbed and conceited.
In a revenge drama, this contrived plot would be a selling point with a main lead wanting to dish out justice. But this time, I hope he eats his shit without dragging down anyone. I really pity the junior developers.
#powertothelittlepeople
Waiting impatiently (😒) for the final week.

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    Han Se-gwon is a lousy engineer, a hopeless leader and an all-round idiot. Why does he think he can bring down Han Seung-ki and Hanmyeong Electronics when he can’t even handle Choi Ban-seok? It’s great that Seo Na-ri realises how stupid his scheme is and refuses to participate in it, even though she really does love him.

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