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Hi hi husky. We had Huskies in the museum on Fathers´ Day, they were as cute as Park Bo Gum. I was watching Reply 1988 in the evening (cause the 1980ies is the decade of my release) and all I could think about was: so this is Min´s new identity? A quiet guy in the past? I just keep thinking: "I hope Hyun knows he travelled back in time" ( which would actually be quite resourceful). I really miss those brothers. ...Growing overly attached to characters is my specialty.

Also, I think it is pretty cool that Siwon became a UNICEF special representative. Perhaps he can address the issue of children being slapped or beaten in dramas? But will he be able to while in the army...ot sure.

Sassy Go Go ending was a bit cheesy and rushed, it would have needed at least 2 more episodes. But seeing Ha Joon smiling is enough for a compensation.
I am not really into Six Flying Dragons. I watched 4 episodes, the acting is great, however I don´t care much.
Kiss Me Thai version is hilarious! kind of seamless humor that sneaks through your pores. I chuckle non-stop.

oh, and I had a lovely school group at the museum, and one of them watches kdramas. She said she is watching Gap Dong now. I found out cause someone said something in japanese, which I heard, then they admitted watching anime to which I confessed to watching dramas... then this girl goes, oh, me too! Incidental bonding.

Question: have you had trouble shaking off the image of an actors´ previous character when they start a new drama? Like the kind of weird feeling that well THIS guy got lost in a wrong drama, and watching the drama thinking "When will the OTHER characters realize they got a stranger in their midst?" Everything reminds me of you, like Tessanne Chin sings ec. (truly recommened, that song)

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Usually I forgot about an actor's previous character as soon as I watch his/her new project. I don't even have any difficulty watching two diferent project from the same actor simultaniously. Maybe that's why I was really surprised that Kim Tae Hoon's Teacher Do (angry mom) stuck in my mind for a long time that I found him suspicious in his other project even when he was being a really nice guy. Maybe it's because his character was sooo evil there, or maybe it's the fact that they dare depicted a teacher with such an immorality.

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ah, also, Dark Nights Film Festival starts this weekend and I bought 12 tickets worth 55 euros (sponsor discount for 10 from the workplace) and I´ll probably only be watching moves next 3 weeks.

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Whenever I really fall for a character played by a new (to me) actor, I always go through this stage where I'm dying to watch them in something else but also terrified to do so because I don't think I could possibly see them as anyone else. The result is usually that I eventually can't resist any longer and find I had nothing to be afraid of... And then I promptly repeat the whole process with the next guy.

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For me, it's more sometimes I project the character an actor play into the real actor. So when I watch interviews sometimes I get weirded out oh he's not like the character he plays.

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regarding your question: Yes! Some people stay stuck in one role for me, especially if they hail it. Or I have people where I have an instance reaction too. Can't remember her name, but one acress I've seen play the bitchy, hateful type of secondary leads a couple of times. And after that I can't watch her, because even in other roles I can't shake the feeling that I should (or will) dislike her.

Also Lee Jin-Wook is stuck in his character from Nine for me. Loved that drama, and now I can't see him completely as anything else.

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Manin,

The same happened for me with Lee Jin Wook. He did so well in that role and it was a good role as well. He has not been in much that has compared to it. Here's hoping that he gets something good and that he can act the heck out of it.

...it's kind of my wish for all actors, really. LOL

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Sassy Go Go's ending indeed was cheesy but man, it just hits all the feels right. here. *tears*
Or maybe I'm fine with it because I don't think it was so rushed that it doesn't make sense so to me it was just fast and not really that rushed - the way I like my dramas. Yeah, it was cheesy, but hey, it's just high school. Everything there is blown out of proportion anyway - the tears, the feelings, the cheesy happiness.

You find Kiss Me Thai hilarious? I find it boring most of the time. I mean, sure, there are points in the episode where Hilarity pops up and shines like lighthouse at work in true Thai fashion but for most of it, I find it really boring; maybe because It Started With a Kiss has been done to death so I already know the major plot points and maybe because... the guy already likes her and so I'm just waaaaaaaaaaiting for them to spit it out.

have you had trouble shaking off the image of an actors´ previous character when they start a new drama?

No.

And I don't really understand how that happens. Maybe I'm just this unfeeling robot who can compartmentalize and separate fictional character from person. Or maybe it's because the same actors don't consecutively appear in different dramas for me so there's time for me to separate them from their character.

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no is an equally good answer as yes. and the beginning ep-s were hilarious, now 7-8... dunno. not boring to me, I need something stress-free with my gastritis

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Oh, so you're still at 7-8. I've already watched (skipped? scanned? ffwd?) through to the latest eps. I agree that the beginning was fun... then I got bored. Hope it doesn't turn that way for you.

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actually, ep 9 very interesting to me, cause it is exotic. it is all been remodeled into the local culture and characters are different from other adaptation, perhaps giving more motivation for the direction they take later. it really kinda fills the gaps that other versions left

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i couldn't agree more on sassy go go. so cheesy but it had me laughing, sad, happy all at once.

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I totally agree with you, Peeps - Sassy Go Go had a fast-paced ending, but not a rushed one. For once, a kdrama ending that's actually decent and not either dragging out nonsense to fill the hour, or trying to create and wrap a last-minute conflict all at once.

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Ah, i love incidental bonding.

Can't say i've had trouble shaking off previous characters. Whatever the character, good or bad, just makes me more amazed at the actors' skillz.

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Watched Whats Up straight after Oh My Ghostess - Im Joo Hwan's character left such a deep impression that he still gave me creeps in What's Up even though most of the time he sang and tried to do goofy stuffs in that show.

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"Have you had trouble shaking off the image of an actors´ previous character when they start a new drama?"

Well, generally, no. Although at some cases it does happen. I still can't shake Nine out of Lee Jin Wook. Same goes for Seo In Guk, i always attach Yoonjae to him until I Remember You and now i can't shake Hyun out of SIG. Yeah that evil circle.

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Sigh... Now that both She Was Pretty and Sassy Go Go wrapped up their series, my week suddenly feels empty.

I love the way they wrapped things up in Sassy Go Go. Not everything tied in a neat bow, since this was just a part of their journey. The important thing was they learned and changed themself to the better. I especially love the easy camaraderie between Hajoon, Yeol, and Yeondoo. Who says they have to break their friendship just because they tangled up in some triangle love? First one-sided love can be painful, but it'll also become a precious bittersweet memory, and I'm glad Hajoon knew it. I also like the blossoming friendship between SooAh and Dongjae, whether it'll develop into romance or not is for them to decide. And the parent's love story!! Surprisingly, I like the way they resolve it. None is really finale at the end, it's just that they all become a little wiser. All in all, well done, 10/10 for this amazing drama.

While She Was Pretty's ending is cute, it lack a certain punch that will make it memorable. Maybe it would be far better if they combine the last 2 episodes and wrapped things up last week. But that aside, it was a nice ride plus the leads' chemistry is seriously sizzling.

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Do you recommend Sassy Go Go?? The only actor I know and love in that drama is Ji Soo from Angry Moms. Don't know the rest of the cast so a little hesitant...

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If you like school-related drama, then I'll definitely recommend this one. Both the romance and friendship are great and it's short, only 12 episodes. Give it a try if you have time.

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I recommend Sassy Go Go highly. You can just read some of the comments (with spoilers though) to see how happy we are with this show!

It's short and to the point and leaves nothing hanging and resolves everything that needs resolving well. Is that a good enough recommendation? :)

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Yes, it's such a lovely show :) Ji soo plays a really good character.

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oops accidentally hit submit before I finish writing.
Ji soo's air time is not a lot but he really makes it count :)

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Tbh the cast was one of the best parts of Sassy Go Go. You could feel that they connected with each other, and people played their parts well (especially the two female leads). Some were better than others, but I think overall, the casting was super solid.

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I also liked how it ended, it was perfect. I feel this drama is one of those were it could continue for more season as we watch them leave high school, go to college fight, breakup,reconcile,ji soo falling inlove, more cute jealousy between our otp,searching for jobs, getting married, sigh.if someone even wrote the fan fiction I'd gobble it up.
i have to say its been a long time since I've been so into a drama,or the characters, healer and It's okay its love were the last time and strangely i think Sassy Go Go may have topped the list this year for best drama maybe its kim yeol eyesmile,i don't know.

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yeah she was pretty was true candy floss sweet at the monet you eat it the you pretty much forget about it. Good drama to make you smile and do not reget putting in the sixteen hours watching it at all.

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Hey Beanies. A question. Is the guy who sings one of the songs on Bubblegum the same one who sang "run run run away" on Angel Eyes?
I'm not good with visual recognition. (If you don't remember, I confessed that I have the condition "face blindness" when we were discussing "The Girl Who Smells." But I'm usually pretty good at recognizing sounds.
If anyone knows what I'm talking about--this is pretty vague--but it's been bugging me ever since I started watching Bubblegum--which I'm liking, by the way.

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Yes! 'Run to You' and 'Because I' are both by a Swedish artist, Lasse Lindh.

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Yes, it is the same singer, Lasse Lindh. It is Run To You, the Angel Eyes' OST.

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This is so oot but hi pohonphee!! Just want to say hi and i love reading your blog (hope it's really you and i am not mistaken you as someone else LOL)

*run away in embarassment*

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Thank you Hannah and pohonphee!

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he also sang a song that's in "I need romance 2": i could give you love. loved that!~

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Happy OT and Weekend to All!

And to those who are celebrating a long version of Diwali and are still on leave/holiday (yes I know who some of you are Heh!) again a Happy and Luminous Diwali!

For some unaccountable reason, I thought of which couple I wished I could see more of and who should come to mind but Jin Yi Han and Yoo In Na as they were in My Secret Hotel. The show was crap but their chemistry was something that kept me watching and hoping and the little of it that we got was so good. I want to see more of that and hear the way he called her name....

I also know there's a bunch of us (but not me as yet) watching the Filipino daily, On The Wings of Love and they are swooning over the OTP there. Anyone else here doing the same?

More couple ...
Joo Ji Hoon-Soon Ae, Lee Won Geun-Jung Eun Ji (sky high chemistry), Gong Yoo-Yoon Eun Hye (miss this one) and how could I leave out Ji Chang Wook-Park Min Yeong... there are many more.

Can we just have lots of couple moments with these pairs ... plot is optional! :D

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Hello unni! :)

As you may have known already, I'm from the PH and I did follow On The Wings of Love initially. I was seriously not aware of its popularity though! I'm not used to our shows being watched overseas, because you know how insufferably makjang 90% of them are. James Reid and Nadine Lustre have great chemistry, but lately I feel as if the show is doing them a disservice by riding on the angst train and noble idiocy.

I agree with the couples you mentioned! Especially the 2nd and 3rd ones.

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I mean the 4th one! Oops. Although I do love GY/YEH as well. Hehe.

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Hi @GB! @Omomo!

Oooh, Gong yoo - YEH sits on the top for me among those you mentioned! I can still imagine their sizzling hot chemistry *blush* Of course you already know how I loove JCW-PMY, and I just recently found a gem that is Lee Won geun from SGG, he's only 22 (or 21?) for heavens sake (makes me feel like a perv but I don't care lol). His and Eun ji's are so adorable, but for me, LWG and Ji soo couple are the winner! I can basically see them flirting at each other when the camera was not focusing on them! And speaking of...

@Omomo, don't you feel like making another banner? LOL I would love love seeing one with those two besties, Yeol & Ha joon! Pretty pleaasee... hihihi

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Hi! Oh, but I already made one for our brotp. It's on the headers thread - comment section. :)

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Hello GB Unni,

About this “I also know there’s a bunch of us (but not me as yet) watching the Filipino daily, On The Wings of Love and they are swooning over the OTP there. Anyone else here doing the same?”

I would vouch for On the Wings of Love. James Reid and Nadine Lustre (the main leads) are doing a really good job in that drama. And yes, their chemistry is really good. And it is not only in the romantic sense, but in almost all the scenes they are in together. Most of the other supporting actors and actresses are quite good as well. I really like their veteran actors and actresses, who are also doing a really good job. What I noticed though was that the cameos are done by either really poor actors, or people who are not actors at all. Compared to Kdramas, the production value of this drama is much lower, and the PPL not as much either (which might explain maybe the quality of the production value). Also James Reid, in some of his scenes and shots, reminds me of a (slightly) younger Nickhun of 2 PM.

Another reason why I really like that drama is that it deals with a lot of very important issues (imho). Issues such as Immigration, fear of being deported, and the actions one takes (or is willing to take to avoid being deported), abandonment by a parent or by both, death of a parent (and how that affects the children) and there is some violence (not a lot). There are the issues of Overseas Foreign Workers, pursuing one’s dreams in a foreign country and the drive behind it, illnesses, betrayal, romantic break-ups (and how they affect those involved, and their families), poverty, friendships, how a community comes together to help one of their own in need, responsibility felt by older siblings (or siblings in general) towards the other siblings, the strength a family brings, etc… I also love some of the characters, like the female lead’s mom who makes some great sacrifices for her family, and some mistakes that end up affecting her and her family. I personally feel that she is a great character with a great arc. I hope that the writer will handle her story well, and the development of her story.

I also love that I get to listen to Tagalog while watching that drama, and now, I am very curious and interested in that language. I would also love to visit the Philippines one day. @ Omomo, maybe I could meet you then. Also, @ Omomo, yes, the angsty and noble idiocy were dragged for too long, even I became tired of it. However, things change in ep.67, thank goodness for that.

Re: OTPs, I really loved the 2nd OTP in Mask, I thought their acting and chemistry were top notch. There is the OTP of OTWOL, Healer, Three Days, and I can’t remember the other OTPs I like right now. Oh yeah, LDW and the female lead in Bubblegum, and KMM and the same actress in King of Dramas. I have more, I just can’t remember them right now. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Hi Ivoire unni! Tagalog is not that hard to learn. If you ever decide to visit I'll gladly give you a tour! ;)

All of those issues you mentioned are actually a staple in Filipino dramas, but OTWOL is the first to truly to tackle on the topic of OFWs (overseas Filipino workers), and I think that's why it became a runaway hit. (Of course, aside from the otp's chemistry/local popularity which is also a main factor.) It's something that hits very close to home for many Filipino families.

Oh, I agree with the terrible cameos! But we're known for doing it every single time in our shows. It's like they just grab a random passer-by from the street and have them deliver lines lol. You'll be surprised to know that OTWOL actually tons of sponsors, but they're not shown as PPL; they're all on the mind-numbingly long commercial segments between gaps. I'm positive that the network that produces OTWOL has the money to raise production values, but they just don't bother to and I have no idea why.

James does kind of look like Nichkhun! Must be the babyish/boyish face and pretty eyes.

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*actually has tons of sponsors

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Hello Omomo,
And thank you for your response. I have to go have dinner. I will be back later to respond.

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No prob!

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@ Ivoire and Omomo, GO GO!

Hello! and I'm so pleased to read you here!

It seems that international drama watching is giving us the travel bug. We will want to go and see the countries in which our favorite shows have been filmed, and better still, to see the filming sites if possible.

Wouldn't it be great to travel together? :)

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@GB unni - I've lost count how many times I said to myself that I want to go to SK every time I watch k-dramas!

And yup, sure is! :D

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@Wifey was contemplating on an SK trip with a few Beanies for Healer's 1st anniversary. Now she's buried so deeply that she only rarely drops by Healer recap to say hi.

My mom told me that my brother's wife was such a fan of Dae Jang Geum (I think) that she actually traveled to SK for a locations tour. My mom thought that was nuts and totally a waste of money.

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I wonder if they having those kinds of tours that can be booked from my place... specifically kdrama shooting locations tours. That would be cool!

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I'm surprised that a Filipino drama is being discussed here. I'm Filipino myself! And I watch On the Wings, not religiously though.

@Omomo you're spot on on the makjang! This is a staple in our dramas. And the shows draaaaaaaaaaag on. So I usually just start a show, stop in the middle and then start watching again when its about to end. Heeheehee...

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@chesens - Lol same here! It gets kind of annoying how our shows get multiple extensions, and the plot tends to meander into 25 different directions. Case in point: Be Careful With My Heart. That started out good enough, but then look how it went on and on and on until you just want it to end already! OTWOL looks like it'll be following BCWMH's footsteps. :/

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Hello everyone! I usually don't write on the OT cause I'm always too late (I tend to sleep all day on Friday after I come home from school, 12th grade is so tiring)

Now that Sassy Go Go and She Was Pretty ended I have no idea what I'm gonna watch TT. I only gave I have a Lover and Love Me If You Dare now. What oncoming dramas are you looking forward to? Nothing has caught my eye thus far.

Speaking of Love Me If You Dare is anyone watching it? It's my first Chinese drama and I've been pleasantly surprised. I looove it! The female lead is smart and honest (I love how she's so blunt with the male lead) and she's actually using her head. I feared she's gonna seem useless next to our geeeenius criminal psychologist but she's been pretty helpful and competent so far. As for the male lead, he's so weird I started to find him eandering xd. Maybe because I see a lot of myself in him. I really like the cases too, the first one with the serial killer was really creepy but that's how I like my mysteries to be. As for the second one it gave me an Agatha Christie feeling with the small circle of suspects and how he gathered them to reveal the murderer. Seeing the male lead's thought process is really interesting. But hands down the best part about this drama is the car! haha

As for Sassy Go Go, I'm gonna miss it sooo much. Honestly I haven't given much attention to Ha Joon during the series but I thought this was definitely his episode to shine. I felt so proud when he stood up to his father I actually cried. I also loved the gummy bear scene and his "If he cheats come to me" comment at the end haha. This drama reminded me to make the best of my remaining high school days and treasure the friends I've made here. It's going on my faves list for sure

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Yes!! I'm watching Love Me If You Dare!!!! Currently on episode 6 - started it last night and CANNOT stop watching!

This is my first Wallace drama and wholy crap, is this man even REAL. I'm in awe every time he comes on screen, he literally looks like a greek god. And I love how the female lead actually has a brain, talks back to the male lead and is her own true self...she's a normal chick with a smart head on her shoulders...anyway, loving the drama!

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I am loving "Love Me if You Dare" - it is by far the best CDrama that I have ever watched (with the few other CDramas I've seen, I've usually ended up dropping or fast forwarding through them because they were either long, boring, or both). LMIYD seems to be a big leap forward in production values, and the leads' chemistry is off the charts.

Anyhow, for those of you who like dark suspenseful romantic mysteries, you should check it out! It's on Viki.

There's an Australian blogger that is translating the novel to English...seems to be keeping on par with the episodes, or perhaps a little ahead. There are things already that have been edited for the TV version, especially in regards to the most recent case. But the show is following really close to the novel's plot.

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Hello guyyss! Count me in too in LMIYD team! ???

Like Mina, this is my first c-drama after a very long time (I used to watch c-drama on my TV during my school days lol.)..

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I'm watching Love Me If You Dare and really liking it.

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I'm watching LMIYD as well! The title caught my eye when someone mentioned it in last week's OT, and I caught up to the most recent episodes in two days lol.

In terms of Mainland Chinese dramas, I'm usually the period/historical drama junky. They do those better anyway, compared to "idol" dramas (which if I want to watch, I'll go watch Taiwanese ones). So I was really pleasantly surprised at how well produced LMIYD is as a modern drama. Not to much it has two of my favourite Chinese actors of all time, so I can't complain at all.

But yes, Andy is hands down the best character ever. xD They've been decreasing his scenes is the last few episodes but I wish they'd bring him back hahaha. I know it's all PPL (Audi is the main sponsor) but I love it nonetheless.

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Thanks to the comments..i was initially hesitating to watch this but now i am big fan..Logical and Funny and Cute...Just had the feels of good romcom mashup with the Sherlock series..(that BG tune playing )
Loved OTP n' their chemistry. And Andy is gem <3

Can anyone suggest any good C drama as I have dropped most of them by 4 or 5 episodes..And this drama made me rethink my conception!!!!

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Obvious PPL but do I love it! Kdramas need to take a lesson. If they all did PPL like this I really wouldn't mind

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I'm probably going to try Love Me If You Dare, too. I've been hearing some great things about it and I've been trying to find more Chinese dramas.

I'm also probably going to try out Oh My Venus just because Shin Min Ah and So Ji Sub's chemistry looks really good and I want to see how they portray the topic. I want them to delve into body image issues and society's beauty standards, but I might be setting myself up for frustration by having moderately high hopes that it'll be more than weight loss + couple fluff.

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I am really enjoying Love Me If You Dare as well. It is the first Chinese drama I have watched and have been pleasantly surprised by the high production values. I find the main characters very intriguing and like how independent minded the lead female is even though she is young. While I wait for new episodes to be released I watched another Chinese drama, Shan Shan Comes to Eat, on a Viki Fan Channel. While this is a more typical romance between a young “Candy” and an older rich man I still found the characters and story compelling enough to marathon it over the weekend. I liked how the secondary actors got all the showy couple scenes while the main couples’ scenes were simple, private, quiet conversations. The very essence of romance is looking into your lover’s eyes and communicating what you feel.

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opheliadrowning -

This is interesting indeed. Thanks for sharing.

Hopefully we'll be treated to a very pleasant surprise!

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D-day
Having major second lead syndrome for this. Professor Han is so good looking and he is so misunderstood here! Arrgh they should give him more parts, I watch this show for his scenes only hehe. And that stupid Director, cannot stand him at all.

The Merchant Gaekju
Oh boy they left us on a cliffhanger and expect us to wait one week for the next episode. Gosh.. I know Bong Sam won't die but I need to see what happens to him!

The Village
Not as exciting and thrilling as I would like it to be. How many episodes is this? And I dont ilke it that the viewers know of things long before the characters in the show do.

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Prettysup ~

I'm enjoying Merchant Gaekju too. What a cast.

Poor Mae-Wol, not only gets rejected after confessing her love to Bong Sam, she's hit by lightning !

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Yeah poor MW, cant wait to see how is she going to start her revenge! But I guess she still have a soft spot for BS so she may not have the heart to do it.

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I have to catch up on Merchant. Seems like it'll be fun.

I don't mind viewers knowing -- or seeming to know-- something before the characters. And generally, it's like most of half we know isn't even true. There are more red herrings in this village than on a holiday dinner table.

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I wish someone was recapping Merchant. I'd really get into it and it's always more fun to watch it with other people.

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You can find recaps of the Merchant here:
https://kjtamusings.wordpress.com/category/merchant-gaekju/

For discussion, there is a Merchant thread on the soompi forum here, with many ideas from a lot of people!
http://forums.soompi.com/en/topic/376174-current-drama-2015-the-merchant-gaekju-2015-%EC%9E%A5%EC%82%AC%EC%9D%98-%EC%8B%A0-%EA%B0%9D%EC%A3%BC-2015-wedthur-10-pm-kst/

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Thank you so much. I'll check it out this weekend.

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Hello Beanies!

I know this is long overdue but I still cannot get over Healer so I'm currently spreading the good virus to my close friends hahaha someone will be having a few sleepless nights hihihi

Haven't watched anything this week since it's been a crazy start at university. Life sucks but with drama on my side, I think I can somehow survive. Haha

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Healer is a wonderfull drama. Though it always leave me wanting to go on a freerunner adventure.

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I wish I could spread that virus. I first have to get them started on watching kdramas though.

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Hi @neener_Healer!

Welcome to the Healer Club! There's a lot of us here! My love has not died down and it's really been a while because I was part of it, live!

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well today!

Watched this week:

Hwajeong - Finally, finally finished this. ....... Poor Inu.  I really did feel saddened for what happened to him.  His parents certainly didn't deserve to have him as their son.

Six Flying Dragons - 4 episodes in and I'm completely hooked.

Village: Secret of Achiara - Still watching in bits and pieces.  So much so that it's almost half-way through and I still don't know all the characters' names.

She Was Pretty - Really, really enjoying this.  It's fun .... and funny.

That's about it for now. ........ Everyone take care and have a great Friday!

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The only character name I know in the Village is Yoona coz its the same as SNSD gal whom my daughter likes lol... All the others, I refer to them as the teacher, the policeman, the half brother, the art teacher, the stepmother, the father, the pharmacist, the cut hair student etc.

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Oh, so it isn't just me doing that.

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I realized during last week's episode (9) that one of the characters is Kim Hye Jin just like the main in She was Pretty.
It made watching the last few episodes of She was Pretty a little funny for me imagining KHJ from SWP going to Achiara for a "break" and running into trouble.

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I always give nick names to cast! (okay it's often cause I''m bad at nameS) Like Jang Geung Suk is forever "leader" after his role in You're beautiful

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Oh my! Isn't Dragns the best. All that villainy... Been missing evil old guy villainy because i've been so glutted with second lead female villainy. Nice to see evil raised scheming eyebrows.

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Wow you've finished Hwajeong! Applaud!

I stopped at 22, sad and mobbed.
Is it 22-40/50 worth the first round when GH still in empire?

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Happy Friday to all!

Continuing my Jdrama quest, since my first post in #411, so far I have watched
Date
Second to Last Love
Long Vacation
Inconvenient Benriya
Mr. Brain
Kimi Wa Petto
Princess Jellyfish
Hotaru no Hikari
Love Shuffle
11 Nin mo Iru
99 days with a Star
Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi
Zettai Kareshi
Najuna Hara Chan
Second Love
Ishitachi no Renai Jijou
Disappointing Husband

I also watched taiwanese drama In Time With You and you're all right, I liked it better than The Time I've Loved You. I adore Ha Ji Won, but her portrayal was a bit off. In the end, she seemed to marry Choi Won as a default choice in a way.

I'm still open to suggestions. Categories: Romance, Rom-Com and or quirky comedy

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Soratobu Kouhoushitsu with Ayano Go and Aragaki Yui. It has comedy on it hihihi and a little romance.

Rich Man Poor Woman. That's one of the good rom coms in Jdramaland.

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Try Kekkon Dekinai Otoko and Nodame Cantabile

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Second Nodame. That was my gateway drug introduction to dramas.

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Atashinchi no danshi (quirky)
Otomen
Hana Yori Dango (SO much better than the Kdrama version, but more violence)

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YEs to atashinchi no danshi and hana yoru dango! Not seen otomen myself *thoughtfully strokes imaginary beard*

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Atashinchi no danshi! Omgod those were the time I love Jdramas the mostt

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Summer Nude
Last Cinderella

You named a couple I haven't seen, I'll check them out!

happy viewing :)

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N No Tame Ni is amazing imo. It's sort of a mystery/romance drama though romance is not the focus. I watched it a few weeks ago and it's the best drama I've seen in ages. I practically watched it all in one day (and I never do that anymore) because it was so addictive. It's a real emotional rollercoaster.

Definitely Soratobu Kouhoushitsu. I love that show to pieces.

It's currently airing, but there's also Otona Joshi, which seems very cliched at first glance but the script is fast-paced and I really like the characters and the banter? I kinda dropped all the currently airing jdramas I was watching bc I got bored of them but this one is really enjoyable.

Other enjoyable rom-coms: Rich Man, Poor Woman, Zenkai Girl (so sweet), and Pride (with bonus Kimutaku).

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Still watch SK from time to time. It's just full of warmth.

Will probably go back to Jdramas now that there's just a few Kdramas to look forward to.

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For a quirky film try Ai to Makoto , (For Love’s Sake ).

It's a musical about high school love between a candy girl and the bad boy.

Might have to watch it again. It's a visual treat.

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Oh dear...you must watch Buzzer Beat and Rich Man Poor Woman - both are so so good!

Also adding One Litre of Tears (get your kleenex ready, such an amazing drama) and Bambino!

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Oh God, 1 Ltr of Tears.. I weep 1+++++ litre and used up all my kleenex on that night I marathoned it.

Another heart wrenching-tugging-twisting series is Fuyu No Sakura (winter sakura), I Give My First Love To You, and Honey and Clover. The casts, the story and cinematography are awesome. Highly recommended.

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You should try HANA YORI DANGO!!! It's definitely my favorite Asian drama of all time and my Hanadan favorite adaptation (followed by Taiwan's Meteor Garden and then SK's Boys Over Flowers)

also, HANAZAKARI NO KIMITACHI E (also my favorite Hana Kimi adaptation + the second lead from HYD, Oguri Shun, is the main here)

this isn't romcom but if you ever watch Hana Kimi and fall in love with the leads, you should try OUROBOROS (action-mystery + Oguri Shun and the second lead from Hana Kimi lol)

oh well since I'm on an Oguri Shun roll right now, might as well add RICH MAN, POOR WOMAN which is also gooood!

also, ITAZURA NA KISS: LOVE IN TOKYO (hah, another manga adaptation with different drama versions from Taiwan and SK) Oh men, Furukawi Yuki + Honoka Miki = my heaaaaart cannot take it. They're so cute together (and the height difference omg), it still amazes me how can they have a 10 year age gap. Yuki speaking in English is also a highlight, lol.

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Yes, Hanakimi( Hanazakari no Kimi tachihe) was really fund and many youngish actors in this drama later became quite known, such as Ikuta and Oguri and evn Okada Masaki.

I just finished Tamioou and it was fun to watch. You might find this drama a bit predictable and cheesy but it is hilarious in Japanese. I actually like Endo Kenichi who body swapped with Suda Masaki. I guess the popularity of Suda Masaki was firmly established with this drama. However the hidden popularity goes to Takahashi Issei who played the main secretary for the PM. He has the face of Kabuki actors(classically refined face) yet once he opens his mouth, he is rather foul mouthed without expressing no emotion on his face. The audience seemed to enjoy the way Takahashi portrayed the secretary.

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there lots of good japanese drama around just stay away from majisuka gakuen 5 that finish resently it ok to watch the first two of the series though.

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You might also like nobunaga Concerto worth Oguri Shun. Oh, and last year I watched Tumbling, a cheesy but heartfelt college sports drama, great fun! Currently watching samurai Sensei which I am enjoying too.

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Tumbling was totally an unexpected treat. It shouldnt have worked, but it did. it is crazy how japanese dramas can show the most random things and take it so seriously you have no space to ridicule anything no matter how crazy it is

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If you liked Date, you should give Saikou no Rikon a try! It's a quirky, smartly-written romcom with a great cast. I'd also like to suggest Legal High; it's from the same writer of Date and shares the same unique sense of humor.

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@Whatsthescenario

I also seconds these ideas everyone mentioned already, definitely my favorite Japanese dramas:

N No Tamei Ni -just watched it and yes so addictive, I couldn't stop watching. And the ost is astounding as well. @Emma

Rich man poor woman, one of my absolute favorites, and oguri shun is so wonderful beyond words :)

Pride, was so beautifully acted and written, also another favorite :)

Buzzer beat is great, and addictive

1 litre of tears is exactly like the name, very heartfelt and sad story.

Boku no Ita Jikan - for Miura Haruma, such an amazing actor, I love him, cried so hard here.

Kimi no todoke - just watched it over the weekend I LOVED it, it was really cute and beautifully acted :)

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I like your list, I've watched almost every thing you've recommended. I also watched Boku no Ita Jikan for Harum because i loved him in the last cinderella, i cried buckets and got depressed for days.its a great drama. I'd most recommended RIch man,poor woman I've watched it 4 times including the special, so much chemistry, it's only fault is its misleading name.
I didn't like buzzer beat thought, it was pretty meh but watchable.there is a Japanese drama i don't remember the title that translates whose title translates to Alice in Wonderland set in a hospital, mystery, suspense, it was great.
Shitsuren choclatier is also okay but don't watch it if you are a lover of chocolate, i gained 5kgs watching this drama,i even got so tempted watching it that i left my house at 11pm in search of chocolate.
Has anyone watched bloody Monday, how is it?

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Bloody Monday is not bad. I haven't finished it though. I've started twice but have yet to finish. It's on pause for me, but I'll finish it at some point.

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@klava, I totally agree about buzzer beat, I liked it in the beginning but I find myself rushing to finish it and get over with in the end. Nonetheless it was enjoyable. Pride on the other hand I loved, the chemistry was more believable, but also slowed down a bit in the last 2-3 episodes. The good thing about Japanese dramas they are short, which is nice :)

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED RICH MAN POOR WOMAN. I discovered oguri shun here, and became obsessed lol. I've watched it and the special multiple times, so I know what your saying. I rated it a perfect 10 For the amazzzzzzing chemistry. ;) http://mydramalist.com/dramalist/TurkishRose

Have you watched ouroboros for him? I heard great things, haven't started watching it yet, but waiting for a push.

Lol about the chocolate addiction, that's one drama to avoid then ;) I'll try to find that drama you recommend alice in wonderland, since you seem to have similar tastes like me :D

@cat I've had bloody Monday on my to watch list forever because I love haruma so much, but haven't watched it yet.

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I know what you mean! I'd get hooked on an actor and I'd have to watch all of their shows but I have to be in the modd for certain themes.

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@❤TurkishRose❤:

I've watched everything on your list except for:

Boku no Ita Jikan and 1 Litre of Tears (which is on my list but haven't been in the mood for the heaviness).

Everything else you've mentioned I am a big fan of and have watched it all.

Have you and what did you think of:

Bara no nai Hanaya (J)
Strawberry Night (drama rocked, special was funny and the movie -- wowie) (J)
Mozu (J)
Doctor's Affairs (J)
Cruel City (K)

These are some that I am a fan of. :)

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Okay, found your #411 post and for the categories romance/rom-com or quirky...

J-Dramas:
Fake Couple (currently airing - I am enjoying it more than I expected)
Mei-chan no Shitsuji (manga - right up the funny)
Love Revolution (Loved it so much that I went out of my way to purchase the DVD and the soundtrack from overseas)
Long Love Letter

TW Drama:
Marry Me or Not (currently airing - deliciously funny)
Mars (older but it's true romance, no evil second leads - intense OTP - these two eventually dated after filming together on this set)

I should have tons more but these are what I can think of right now. Enjoy!

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@cat

MARS is my absolute favorite Taiwanese drama, so amazingly acted, the story is so breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL plus vic and Barbie's chemistry was nice both on and off screen.

Totally recommend this drama

And don't forget the ost :)

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@❤TurkishRose❤ , indeed! Mars has a spot in my top list of favorite Asian dramas. I heard wonderful things about it and took me a while to finally start it and when I did, I couldn't stop. In Time With You is up there as well. And if Marry Me or Not doesn't slip in terms of plot advancement/character development then it is a good contender as well. :)

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Nice list!!

Try out Pride, Good Luck, Engine, Priceless (yes, I'm a KimuTaku fan!!), Kurosagi, Hero..... They're a lot of fun!

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Give these ones a shot
. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (Perfect Girl Evolution)
. Nobuta wo Produce
. Osen

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Hello everybody,happy weekend.
Currently the only drama i've been watching is Reply 1988.
I had promised myself that i wouldn't get too invested in the Husband mystery this time and just lay back and enjoy the show,but too late...my emotions are already getting swayed from one guy to the other.
Also Hyeri is doing a pretty good job even though i was one of the skeptical ones when her name was announced but that has nothing to do with her being an idol and completely to do with her acting in "Hyde,jkyle and me". god,i hated that entire drama-waste of Hyun bin. I think its a part of Reply's tradition now,being wary of the female lead but being pleasantly surprised.
Tonight's the 3rd episode,will have to wait patiently for the subs now. :(
Also:To my fellow Indians here (If there are any),Happy belated diwali. I hope you all had a great time.

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I did the exact same thing I'm already rooting for a couple and we are only two episodes in. Also per wiki this drama suppose to have 20 episodes I'm sure they are going to be many twists and turns. But I am loving it so far and reply series always makes me root for the female lead which is very surprising for me.

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Haappy Belated Diwali :D

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Hello beaniesss! It is Friday again ?

I am in the middle of watching Return of Happiness.I am loving it so far, esp when the female lead is a strong and smart character ?

I finished watching GIANT, one word - FANTASTIC! Great plot and casts, u will never get bored in any episode.

I HAVE A LOVER : how I wish it will have 3 episodes this week, to replace one episode which was canceled last week. ? glad that ChoiJinEon will find out that current YKDG is HaeKang. But what will happen with HK? Seok Ah u better not doing anything stupid and become like your sister. Speaking of which, KangSeolRi is really get on my nerves with her shameless face n act. can't wait for this week!

LOVE ME IF YOU DARE : my love for this drama is getting more n more. Unfortunately yet to catch up on latest episode. Will do so tonight or early tomorrow morning. ☺

SHE WAS PRETTY : glad it is ended this week. I'm still not watching the last episode, but my sincere wish that Hwang Jang Eum will do melo in her next project. I can't bring myself to like her in romcom, even i did enjoy SWP.don't know why I feel quite irritated at her sometimes. But I really love her in melo.

OH MY VENUS : homai the teaser is cute. The chubby ShinMinAh is cute, and it is exciting to see hotties in here ( I referring to SoJiSub and SungHoon!) Yeayy ??? counting days ?

My next list for marathon (long dramas) are Flames of Desire and Nirvana in Fire ? but will not start it soon.

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Sera, now I understand why you fancy WH so much. Never watch his drama before, I love the other W, Chung not Huo. But after a day marathoning 8 eps of LMIYD, he is growing on me. Man, he sure is oozing his awkwardly-geeky charm there.

My fave scene is when he was presenting his brilliant ideas: "Taking efficiency and practicality in mind, come and move in with me." *LOL* ~ How could I refuse? ^^

Do you like to read C novel too? I would suggest you read The Best To Have Met You", it eases my crave of slowly creeping in and sizzling romance.

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Gaeina, to be honest, Love Me If you Dare is actually my first c-drama after a very long time? I first click on LMIYD on dramacool because I saw a pic of handsome guy lol. It is WH. ??? u can call it Love at the first sight. Ha ha ?

But I really love this drama.besides everything u said, I think this is one of the most realistic drama in term of acting that I have seen. No exaggerating from any actors, the leads are looking so natural in acting. Not only fan girling over WH but I love the female lead too.I am glad that my first c-drama after a very long time turn out to be this good. Plus, crime investigation drama never disappointed me☺

Err I never read c novel. Is it any English translation? I will check it later when I have a time. ? for now, besides LMIYD I started watching Return of Happiness, x sure if it is Taiwan or C-drama. But it hooked me up.

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Since my chinese is so meh, only limited to greetings and counting, and swearing hoho, I read the English translation in here: https://hui3r.wordpress.com. Peanuts the owner of the blog has translated many C novels there, if you want to check it out.

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Where you watched Giant eng subbed? Thx ^^

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Dramafever has it. Depending where you are, Viki might have it as well, but not in the US (at least not on mobile).

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You will love Flames of Desire. Haha. Shim Eun Kyung rose to become my number 1 top actress on the list. Mishil is nothing compared to her in this drama

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Highly recommend Nirvana in Fire on your list. Tight writing, spectacular cast and acting, beautiful directing, fantastic editing, and an added bonus of hilarious and swoon-worthy bromance. ^-^

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There is no escape. I cannot get out. Just when I think I've finally run out of material and can get away from hunting down literally everything he's been in that's subbed and isn't 130 episodes, he shows up on Running Man and drags me right back down again. I'm talking about Im Joo Hwan, of course, and I'm here to report that I have now surrendered and started Ugly Alert. (What have I done?) There's just something about him that is incredibly addicting - I seriously cannot get enough, and I only discovered this guy three months ago. And maybe it was going from Jang Jae Heon to Choi Sung Jae to Park Kyu in very short succession, but I am now a slave to his tear ducts, so these have been three tear-filled months, I have to say. And yet I still crave more.

In between crying over Im Joo Hwan, I've also been enjoying Village and Cheer Up, the latter of which I'm so sad to say goodbye to but so happy to have watched. Probably one of the better dramas I've watched this year - I loved everything about it, but especially the fact that it gave us an adorable, super-supportive central romance without ever losing sight of the strong central friendships. The level of trust that grew between Yeol, Ha Joon, and Yeon Doo was such a wonderful thing, and I loved that it remained at the top in importance throughout everything else. I also loved the message of forgiveness - because Soo Ah absolutely didn't deserve it, and that's what made it so beautiful, and it empowered her to then extend the same to other people. I would have liked to see more of Dong Jae's story, but was satisfied with what we were given with him. As a huge VIXX fan, it makes me happy that N got to play such a lovable character that many people seem to have really liked, even if he didn't have as much screen time. (And I can't resist adding: VIXX have a new album out! If you're at all interested, go watch their new MV "Chained Up"!)

Okay, now back to another episode of Ugly Alert...

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Omo! Another Im Joo hwan fan!

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I feel you. I got so addicted to Im Joo Hwan after OMG so I gave in and watched Ugly Alert. I think I watched up to episode 71(?) continuously for a week. I stopped to get myself together but my momentum got messed up, I couldn't go back. lol

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:) for IJH

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I did exactly the same... am watching the 47th episode :) How're you finding it?

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I just finished watching AM 1994!! gahh i know i am 2 years late. i kept avoiding to watch it due to fear of hearbreak cause by chilbongie fever and disappointment of it not living up to AM 1997. but surprisingly i really really like AM 1994!! mayyyybe a tad bit more than i liked AM 1997. which i thought impossible because let's face it, AM 1997 was amazing. I love every single one of the characters especially oppa-yaaaa!! I can't get him out of my head. gahhh

And because of that i decided to check out AM 1988. I'm liking it so far I have to say. Jung Hwan definitely grabs my attention and I'm also loving how close the gang are. Hyeri definitely improves her acting though. I'm rooting for her to get everything she wants already. haha.

I am so behind SWP. Kind of losing interest a bit.

I'm also watching Jdrama Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku. As an avid detective/mystery drama fan, i have to say the cases are a bit flat but Gakky and Okada Masaki are just too cute for words! hahah

Another Jdrama i'm currently following is Okashi no ie. A breezy slice of life drama. There's no big plot or anything but there's just something about this drama that feels serene and calming for me.

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Answer Me 1994 was just dreamy. Gah! I may rewatch it, feels like a good time of year to do that.

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Same here! AM1994 somehow has a stronger impression on me than AM1997. Probably the tugging of the heartstrings of Chilbong v Trash Oppa. I love both of them equally.

Because of my love for AM1994 I'm now live-watching AM1988. Hyeri is certainly doing a decent job! And I know this isn't his breakout role in any way, but I'm really rooting for Go Kyung Pyo to catch more eyes in this show. Always loved him in his previous roles, especially Flower Boy Next Door and Cantabile Tomorrow. He seems to excel in goofy-type roles.

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So, on the last open thread I posted my top 3 dramas of the year (healer, omg, i remember you) and mentioned that I watched Yong pal until episode 10 and its coming close to my top 4.

Did anyone saw my comment and sneered? Because my love for this show went downhill so bad at the second half of the show. What a waste of good show.

I havent watched Joo Won before so at least the show now gave me reason to watch Tomorrow Cantabile and Gaksital.

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Oooooh, Gaksitaaaaaa~lll.
That drama is soooo great, you won't regret it. And Joowon is definitely superb there.

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I still have yet to watch Gaksital. Might marathon it to reward myself after i finish the bottleneck in my computer. I'm wanting to see his new movie Fatal Intuition. I've gotten a bit attached to him now.

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Prepare to swoon over Cha Yoo-jin!

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You have to watch GAKSITAL, highly recommended for joowon :)

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Immortal Song 2 – One-year Anniversary of the late Shin Haechul – very moving and emotional, the performers were overwhelmed with emotion; his widow and two young children were present. http://kshowonline.com/kshow/4056-%5Bengsub%5D-immortal-song-2-ep.221

Shaolin Clenched Fists ep 1– a group of entertainment celebs join monks for training in Shaolin Martial Arts. Very cool. I’m worried for CNBlue Lee Jung Shin, though. I know UEE will come through.

Because It’s The First Time – “There was a cat!” Haha. This drama just keeps getting better, it is way more solid than I thought it would be. Gosh, the friends in their mourning blacks for Ga In, I bawled for a group friendship that goes so deep.

I really enjoyed the combined feel and flow this week of Bubblegum, Because It’s the First Time, She Was Pretty, Sassy Go Go, Reply 1988, and 6FD for the kdrama factors that make me feel so satisfied. Kinda brought back that original feeling I had watching kdramas for the first time a couple years ago. Looks like their gonna keep ‘em coming, too, happy! 

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Hey Beanies, happy weekend!
My weekend will be very busy, alas. :(
On the plus side, I finally found a drama to enjoy, after month of looking and waiting. Thanks, Bubblegum! Sometimes it does feel a bit like an artsy/indie film, but overall, I'm loving the Coffe Prince feel (in the sense that it lets characters breathe) and the music. I adore those candy-coloured coats on Ri-Hwan, too! On paper, this sounds like your average friends-to-lovers/dating agreement drama, but what elevates it for me is the rather natural way in which characters go about doing very K-dramatastic things. I hope I don't get annoyed with this one, fingers crossed!

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There's some very thoughtful direction going on and thoughtfully written transitions-- like the art gallery to the beach. I'm really enjoying it on those craft levels, which usually I only appreciate in really out there action sequences in dramas. I hope it continues as they move past their initial episodes lead.

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Going through Sassy Go Go withdrawal. None of the current k-dramas are holding my interest :(

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Hi Beanies!
I'm trying out chinese drama. Have watched Bu Bu Jing Xin - got completely sucked in! So addictive! My fave prince is 13th prince. He's such a modern character stuck in a period drama.

Could someone recommend similar drama? I like period drama, pretty costumes. Is Nirvana on Fire any good?

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-dkaoru:

13th prince (along with 14th) was my favorite too.

I have heard Nirvana on Fire is good. I haven't stared it yet, but plaing to do so as soon as I have time.

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I would also recommend "song of the dessert" (think that was the drama's name) It starts the same female lead from Bu Bu Jing Xin, and the original novel is written by the same person.

(the novel also uses realife events like bbjx, but in the drama they change the names and such, to get around Chinese rules on historical dramas)

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I didn't think I'd like "Song of the Desert" a lot but I did. I thought Eddie Peng wasn't a good actor but he proved me wrong here.

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Try to watch Too Late To Say I Love You, it was set up in early 1900 era, during warlord era. You'll love the leading actors in no time and the heart tugging love story they wove over 12+ years span.

I've dl NIF but haven't start it yet. The comments are good so far, so it must be then.

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Nirvana in Fire is awesome. I checked it out not really expecting much (it's heavy on intrigue, light on romance), but I got totally hooked. The main character is truly brilliant (played by Hu Ge), and his group of good guys are individually and collectively wonderful. The bad guys are truly scary, very smart opponents. And the female characters definitely hold their own in both intelligence and skills. NOT a comedy, but has some hilarious moments to break up the tension. Highly recommend!

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Will second this! An amazing show, beautifully filmed and well acted. Lengthy , but never dragged. Loved every episode and ever character!

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Yes, Nirvana in Fire is excellent. Already crowned the best C-drama of 2015 in both critical acclaim and popularity. Unless the highly anticipated Legend of Mi Yue overtakes NIF in ratings and acclaim. NIF is probably The Best C-Drama of 2015.

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Hi beanies camper!

These days I've been into weekend family dramas & makjang, I dk what light had strike me tho lol.
Is so not my cup of tea for years. And to find new genre to pigged into my laptop. Oh god.

All About My Mom
Anywan watching this? I speed up a bit in btween, now in ep24. Formulas all familiar. A poor struggled family w/ several kids, some succeed it some not making it. There's chaebol and social class issued, first love or obsessed in-law, etc.. But why I still loving it? haha.

The 3 main couples are def very cute in their own way, I love 3 of them, and their stories keep me engaged for sure. Eugene & Lee Sang Woo got the sparks, but I love the first son HyeongKyu & his weird secretary. They both 2sides of coin, one is too self conscious too worked up for his lives, one is too weirdo living in her bubble. And Oh Min Suk is very handsome ^^!

And the gem couple is the maknae story, Hyeong Soo & Chae Ri. At first, Chae Ri is total nuts and very flat spoiled brat type, but she warms it all when her life start encounters with maknae. She has a golden heart. I really really love her interaction with Hyeong Soo's parents, and she sided them if anyone ever look down at her oppa's family. Haha.

Sassy Go Go
Show, you broke my heart 3 times harder when you stop at 12. Yes.
I love this drama, it'll stay in my heart for very, very long time. One of the best "unique, one of kind" drama for me. The strength of this drama def the cut'-out-noble idiocy and stupidity of kdrama normality, they go for abnormality and against all the odds. And the PD maybe put this big motto and said, okay so writer-nim and pd-nim, I want my drama to do this.

And to create this motto, they pull out the best of everything for what a dream-drama could be : The best mutual understanding friendship & equality in main couple, the best 2nd male lead (ehem ok that's arguable), the best resolving case in school drama, and all school drama goals is right here. And, one of best quoting I could never forget : to survive in school, you should have a best friend that can help you, and an adults that you can trust for no matter what.

Their web-relationships from teacher-students, parents-kids, kids to kids, first love moment, students & school, and between the kid and their inner struggle, are all shown up in 12 eps, they uncover it all one by one, even not until the main core, is close enough to make me smiles & warm, sad & heart-wrenched, laughed & giggles, angry & devastated, and at the end of it, this show gives me the most coziest, heartfelt feeling inside, even it's fall now. <3 *

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I didnt watch AAMM for past few weeks.hehe the story kinda cliche and expected,but supprisingly we will still enjoy it.

I also watching Geum Sa Wol. Planning to catch up soon

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I've found that once one gets past the "oh gee, another cliche" gasp when one begins a drama, then the story slowly becomes unique in its own way. It's kinda like lisening to country and western. At first each song sounds alike but after a while, they take on their uniqueness. Am really liking All about my mom. Seriously fun and good watching cool man become the kind of mom who hurt her own heart back in the day.

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@sera WH : Haha of coz u stop AAMM, you enjoy wallace huo too much already lol. I hope will start watching LMIYD, but the glimpse 1st scene is so weird.

@Carole : Yeah, after the cliche gasp, and simply watch them at relax mode, it's very endearing and actually give us what've missed in usual short romcom drama.
How many eps they plan to?
you mean cool mom is it?

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yeah. I meant Cool Mom. I really should proofread after i type. It's a 50 episoder, i think. Cause it's a kbs family weekender.

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All About My Mom:
Am still enjoying the show - love all the young couples and also Mom and Dad - i have been saying to myself for the last 10 episodes that Kim Kap Soo needs to win the FATHER OF THE YEAR award! His character is just a super nice Dad and Hubby (to a noona wife at that too!). His character here is just soooo endearing.

Things are kind of getting to a head - hopefully this weekend - a birth secret will be revealed; JinAe will show her bad-ass side to the petty CEO/future MIL; Hyung Gyu will end the ex-hubby terrorizing of his new love; Mom and Dad will shelter ChaeRi now that she has run away from home!

Sassy, go go:
School genre does not usually grab my attention - but i decided to watch this from 1st episode for Jung Eun Ji whom i think is adorable; and also for Lee Won Geun from i 'discovered' when i watched Wild Chives from the beginning and of course Ji Soo from Angry Mom and Chae Soo Bin whom i just saw in Bluebird House.
The Gang did a GOOD JOB of the 12 episodes - there were fun!
Special shout out to Teacher Yang and Coach Nam who we last saw in Unkind Women - they were cool teachers!

She Was Pretty:
Enjoyable - no need for deep plot thinking.

Bubblegum:
This is an unusual show - but love most of the characters - looking forward to see what is their motivation and back stories.

Awl:
Now that we have gotten the backstories of the main characters - let the showdown between employees and employers BEGIN! This show is very interesting!

Throwback Thursday:
I have started to watch Ojakjo Brothers!

Waiting for:
Oh My Venus and Sweet Savage Family.

Now that the holidays are coming - i have start my checkout the wishlist to see what i can binge watch over the Thanksgiving Holidays!

Have a Happy weekend catching up on Kdrama, Jdrama, Tdrama and Cdrama - Beanies!

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I am behind on Awl, because I have so much research to do about estonian boat refugees and DPs during and after WWII. I really want to catch up though. I liked the first episodes.

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@redfox - what is DP?

I have actually learn very interesting facts and also truths to the way employers attitude/thinking towards the workers from this drama so far.

I really am not sure how employers and employees are strike a good medium - it is a very tight rope to walk.

On one end if u don't have checks on the employers - they will abuse the workers - poor health, injuries and deaths results.

On the other end of the spectrum when workers demand too much - then business can suffer and all lose.

Looking forward to this week when Lee Soo-in is going toe-to-toe with Gaston!

Special shout out to Yesung - my fav voice of Super Junior!!

For his acting debut - he is doing a pretty decent job!!

Fighting Yesung!!

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