We’re having guest posts from the lovely folks on Patreon, to help us take stock of our drama years, kinda-sorta like what we had last year, woot! 🥳
We’ll be seeing about 2 guest posts per week, and this will unfold into January 2023, and that’s perfectly ok. AND, my annual year-in-review, which usually comes out in December, will also come out in January (or thereabouts 😅), after all the guest posts have been published.
If you missed our earlier posts, you can check them out as follows: phl1rxd, j3ffc, Uyen, Sean, Martina, David, Natalia.
Today, I’m pleased to announce that MC is sharing her drama year!
If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you might already know that MC hails from Singapore, just like me, and is wonderfully cheerful and friendly, and just a really nice person to talk to. I’m so glad that she managed to make time for this post, despite her busy schedule. Thanks MC!
I hope you guys enjoy!
HELLO THERE and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
(I know it’s mid-January but it’s still pretty early so here’s my new year wishes to you!)
Honestly I find it so hard to describe myself. So I’ll just say I’m MC and I started watching dramas in 2013 thanks to my mother in law (full deets here, if you’re interested!).
We would discuss all the ~drama~ of poor girls and rich guys, birth secrets, amnesia plotlines and of course everyone’s favourite Truck of Doom…
Interestingly enough it’s now end 2022 as I write this and on Boxing Day I found myself again watching a (this time Thai) drama with the mother in law and discussing the plot which was full of ~drama~ (this time it was -gasp- the son poisoning the mother and trying to frame someone else and she finds out and slaps him… (also, if you’re interested in the title of the show, ask me in the comments!)
I conclude that times change, we’re older, hopefully wiser, but we’ll always be bonding over dramas and the amazing storylines. Lol!
Ok that was a really long intro. Did I tell you that I’m very longwinded and full of stories? Ok, ok, I can tell you’re getting antsy. Let me get on with the programme….
So, 2022, right?
The world opened up (depending on where you’re based), we mostly went back to pre-pandemic times, I finally took a plane for a short holiday – all that, plus a full time job, taking care of a kid, house selling/ buying/ renovation, trying to exercise more, church commitments etc, meant that I’ve not watched many shows. Argh.
But still, I watched some really great shows and I have ALL the thoughts to share with you :
Best Drama (of 2022):
(in other words I have probably talked too much about you to my friends who are now sick and tired of listening to me over hyping these shows)
This show has appeared on many peoples’ list which is a testament to how good it is! My no. 1 for the year has to go to Love Like The Galaxy.
To better encapsulate how I felt about the show, here is a repost of my comment on Fangirl’s amazing review of the show as to just how obsessed I was with this show:
I am finally DONE with this WONDERFUL show.
I cannot even begin to thank the Patreon community and KFG because I didn’t know of this show and only tried it out coz EVERYONE was spazzing about it (and so many of you on Patreon told me to get right to it!)
So for that A THOUSAND THANK YOUS, if not I would have missed out on so much goodness. And Fangirl, this monster review was not monsterous to me but marvellous in making me revisit all the feels!
Was it perfect? No, I was legit annoyed with it at times, when the logic didn’t stack up (thanks, cuts…) and really did not like many of the vicious ladies.
BUT this show took my heart and took me on a rollercoaster of emotions – from laughing at the funny bits, squeeing and spazzing at all the romance, to tearing and crying at the sad parts.
I loved these characters, hated them, got angry with them, wanted to shake sense into them… you know that a Show is done well when you identify so much with the characters and they felt so very real and alive to me.
And all that is coming from a drama veteran who has been on a steady diet of dramas for the past 6 over years. For that, Show, you were so very very good.
Instead of telling you what I think about the show, which would be a poor rehash of Fangirl’s fantastic review, let me tell you instead how obsessed I got with this show:
– Many early mornings and late nights for “just another episode”. When I worked from home, all my lunch hours were devoted to LLTG.
– When I was sick and took my medication, when I felt the meidcine making me drowsy, I would keep my eyes open just to finish the episode
– I deliberately choose to take the subway/ train instead of bus ride so that I could watch on my journey (I cannot watch on a bus but I can on trains)
– On a rare free day, I spent the entire day holed up in my house watching and binging. When I could go out for a good dinner, I chose to eat nearby so that I had more time to watch
– I listened to the OST on Youtube so much that Youtube keeps recommending it to me and when I had to play a Youtube video during a major work meeting, I had to ensure I paused it towards the end because Youtube’s next video recommendation would be – you know it – more LLTG and I didn’t really want to show that to the big executives in the room!
– I wrote freaking ESSAYS in Patreon’s deep dive which is not something I usually do!
– During a recent lunch hour when I worked from home. I was so immersed and missed the time and…. I forgot that I had a 2pm meeting and only returned to the real non LLTG world late and joined my meeting late….
All that to say – this show really grabbed me well and proper and this was one of the drama highlights of the year for me. THANK YOU SHOW for being so very wonderful and thank you everyone for journeying with me!
Extraordinary Attorney Woo – I was very hesitant to start this, as I was worried how they would portray autistic people (plus at that point in time my kid was developmentally delayed and potentially needing more early intervention/ going down the route of possible autism. We still don’t know yet, but you can imagine why I was hesitant to be triggered).
But it turned out to be so warm and lovely. Of course not every workplace will be so supportive and she was a savant but it was nice to see that she found her own space and way ahead.
A Business Proposal – this one. Ah. So fresh, so funny, so flat out amazing all the way till the last 2 episodes. I won’t dwell on that, it still hurts lol.
My friend and I would wait eagerly till 11pm on Tuesdays for new episodes to drop, we would shout some of the best lines at each other, we would scour Reddit and other forums for peoples’ reactions… (ok maybe that was just me…)
Posting some of the best gifs here to relieve the feels – you’re welcome! 😀
Best Drama (non 2022 drama but watched in 2022):
(I know it doesn’t really belong in a 2022 review but I still want to squee about these shows please bear with me hahaha)
Definitely has to be Someday Or One Day.
I knew it’d be good coz Fangirl LOVED it – but I didn’t expect to love it that much too.
Again I was obsessed (erm seems to be a trend with me) – it made me think furiously and feel all the feels.
I’ll admit to being a bit less productive at work/ taking longer lunches in that season coz I was always thinking about the show, fitting in another episode during lunch etc. I had long conversations with Fangirl about it too!
Be warned – if you start this show, PLEASE GO IN BLIND DON’T READ THE SYNOPSIS! Trust us and just jump in. 😀
Also, you WILL probably need to chat about it – Fangirl’s Open Threads were so useful and helpful for me. Or if you join us on Patreon, you can scream about it in the Deep Dive – we will scream about it with you!
This was thanks to the Group Watch we had earlier this year, if not I would never have dipped my toes into it. And what a pity it would have been because I would have missed out on something special.
Sometimes we all get caught up in the sparkle of a new show but this one truly stands the test of time – the writing is still tight.
At some key points in the show I’d wonder where else can this show go? And it would make the next leap to something that just makes sense so effortlessly.
Also, the acting was fantabulous and it brings all the feelsssss. Plus, younger Yoo In Na is adorable! Are you piqued enough? 😀
(aka, you are magic and I loved you so much)
Hands down, this category goes to Park Eun Bin for her portrayal of autistic savant lawyer Woo Young Woo in Extraordinary Attorney Woo. I cannot give her enough credit and sing enough praises.
It must have been scary to even take on this role but after having watched it, I can’t imagine anyone else in the role.
Let me put it this way.
My 50 year old male colleague who is also into Kdramas watched Park Eun Bin here and proceeded to watch EVERY SINGLE of her shows – even Age of Youth, to which he said “it’s a show about women in their twenties, why am I even watching this”, just to see more of her.
There you go. Case closed.
However having said that I think Lee Sung Min in Reborn Rich would give her a good run for her money.
I’ve not finished Reborn Rich so no spoilers please! But I’ve watched 6 eps so far and he is KILLING it in the role. It feels like he IS Chairman Jin.
I’ve loved him since I first saw him in Misaeng as grumpy and lovable Section Chief Oh Sang Shik but I really sat up and paid attention to him during Reborn Rich.
[you made me SQUEE LIKE MADDDDDDDD SAVE MEEEEE (also I must have expressed all my emotions in FULL CAPS to fully express ALL THE FEELS I FELT]
My no. 1 pick has to be Cheng Shaoshang and General Ling Buyi from Love Like The Galaxy.
You two made me squee, laugh, cry, feel like shaking sense into you and made me care so very deeply about you both as individuals and as a couple.
Would I want such a dramatic love like that? Definitely not the life and death scenarios but that singleheaded utter devotion General Ling had for Shaoshang was so very swoonworthy.
I would like to also highlight one more wonderful pair – not of lovers but of friends in Choi Su-yeon and Woo Young Woo in Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
I thought Show would have Su-yeon jealous and fight for Lee Junho’s affections but I loved how it subverted my expectations and instead made Su-yeon such a great support and encouragement for our extraordinary attorney.
My favourite is the Spring Sunshine conversation – ah, it makes me want to be like a Spring Sunshine to the people around me too.
(what this means is that you appeared really high up on my Spotify Wrapped!!)
Both Love Like The Galaxy and Someday Or One Day had fantastic OSTs that amped up all the feels.
Love Like The Galaxy especially had wonderful instrumentals that made me sit up and take note.
And Someday Or One Day – I can’t listen to the songs without being transported back! Especially the opening lines of Wu Bai’s Last Dance.
But since I’ve waxed lyrical enough about both shows, my special mention would be C-drama She And Her Perfect Husband.
I can’t say that it was the best show – in fact I couldn’t finish it (I’m sorry! It was sweet, just a bit too slow for me. Please love it extra for me!).
Apart from our cute Xu Kai, one of the best parts of the show was its OST – the songs just worked well for me and fit the mood of the show. Special shoutouts for Mao Buyi’s Don’t Worry and Excuse by Liu Xijun.
Sadly I can’t find the songs on Spotify so I’ve been playing it over and over on Youtube!
You can find the songs here –
The Razzie Award
(I’m so sorry, it’s me not you… I feel like I’m rejecting a very earnest guy here)
This sad award goes to Once Upon A Small Town. I thought I was in for a simple sweet show about a bright girl and countryside hijinks and cute animals, how wrong could you go?
But alas, it was trope city and I felt the ML was stiff and could not understand why one, let alone two girls were so in love with him.
If you liked this one – I’m sorry – please love it extra for me!
Ok whew I thought it would be short but it turns out I wrote 4.5 pages on a Word doc.
I really have too many thoughts and too many words to express those thoughts. Lol.
Hope you enjoyed and may 2023 bring us wonderful dramas!!
MC, I think we may have been separated at birth 🤣 Your drama loves, are my drama loves 😍 We totally have truly excellent taste!! xx
I love that we are drama twinsies! My favourite dramas of all time are My Mister followed by (in no particular order) – Forest of Secrets, Prison Playbook (actually all Shin Won Ho shows), Life on Mars, Misaeng, Money Flower, Because This Life Is Our First, We Married As A Job (Japanese), The Sound Of Your Heart, A Poem A Day, A Love So Beautiful (Chinese), I’m Not A Robot and last year I added Someday or One Day and Love Like The Galaxy.
What are your faves?
Naturally, every show I’ve seen that you mention received A, A+, or A++ in my highly picky scoring system 😅 I haven’t seen the kdrama version of Life on Mars, but my gosh, I adored our British version.
Now, since you ask…
My A++ dramas are Money Flower, Chuno, Love Like the Galaxy;
My A+ dramas are Ten Miles of Peach Blossom, Rise of Phoenixes, My Mister, It’s Okay, That’s Love, Healer, Coffee Prince, Alchemy of Souls 2;
My A dramas are It’s Okay Not to be Okay, Mr Sunshine, My Country, New Age, Thank You, Crash Landing on You, Suspicious Partner, The Greatest Love, Signal, Stranger 1 & 2,
Alchemy of Souls 1, Who Rules the World, Someday or One Day.
Yes, I know, rather a lot there starring Jang Hyuk. I luff him. What’s a girl to do?! 😊😍
PS I wish I could add a Dylan Wang drama but while he can be excellent, none of the dramas have quite had that A quality. He is an A++ though!
MC – this is great! Yes, a drama like LLTG does not come around often so I am so glad that everyone got to see it and spazzed out over it. I loved it. Nothing makes me happier than when one of us finds something they truly love and writes lots of rapturous notes, We all loved reading yours, MC. I also read all of Fangurl’s notes at least once as they were so enjoyable. I especially love the way you broke down your LLTG day – especially the train/bus comparison! 🚝 vs 🚎🚍
MC, I am a little astounded over your 2022 schedule. Renovation alone always drove me nuts. You must be a Super Drama Watcher!
Cue Superhero music.
I have yet to see Attorney Woo but – 2nd sister was converted to KDrama because of this very show. She oohed and aahed over it and said “Are they all this good?” and finally! someone in my family watched a KDrama. So, it must be incredible (I have not seen it) and I can understand why it is on your list.
I personally am so glad to see Queen In HYun’s Man mentioned. I have seen it several times and it is great each time. It is a true classic.
MC – don’t we all wish we had Qin Shi’s priceless negotiation skills? I know I do. This is what I liked most about She and Her Perfect Husband.
Great post MC!! 😘⭐💯
Oh phl1xrd – your stamp of approval for LLTG was a major reason why I started so thanks to you! I’m not the Sean type of superhero watcher but I do what I can, lol.
Atty Woo – so nice to hear that your sister was converted to it! It’s heartwarming and sweet so I’m sure the warmth appears to her.
Yes QIHM is such a classic and would be a pity if I missed it! This was my little shoutout to draw more attention to it.
And yes Qin Shi is certainly girl crush material. Smart savvy sharp and that wardrobe was to die for!
Hi MCCCCC!!!!!! What a heartfelt post full of hearts and bubbles I feel!! Really agree with you on so many mentions, especially A Business Proposal, Extraordinary Attorney, and particularly the mention of Choi Su Yeon and Woo Young Woo as a runner-up OTP!!!! It is perhaps a bit of a spoiler haha cos Choi Su Yeon starts the show a bit prickly and jealous of Woo Young Woo’s accomplishments, but their friendship was indeed probably my favourite part of the show, along with Young Woo’s handling of the cases (I was actually not on board with the main OTP in the show!)
Unfortunately I have not seen your main spazz event, LLTG!?!?!?!?!?!?! I know, so egregious of me!!
BUT I HAVE SEEN AND LOVED SOMEDAY OR ONE DAY AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH glad you loved it too. =) =) The show doesn’t gel with everyone, but indeed, pease watch with no preconceived notions, as there are surprises aplenty. Also, pls give show a couple of episodes, we promise the annoying comic-relief colleagues in the first episode don’t stick around for long!
And so nice that you bond with your mother-in-law over dramas, way to anti-trope the usual tensions between MIL and daughter-in-law haha!
Actually come to think of it, I have occasionally used C dramas as a successful conversation topic with my father-in-law! (My mum-in-law sadly passed some years ago). He is super English-speaking but enjoys watching the latest crop of C dramas. Unfortunately we only have like a 10-20% success rate in recommending dramas to each other cos we have very different tastes. But hey, at least it’s not zero percent! (He recommended Ancient Detective which I enjoyed, and I referred him to The Disguisers and My Roommate is a Detective, neither of which I’ve watched but Avenue X liked, and he enjoyed too! He didn’t seem to take onboard my suggestion of Reset hahaha).
I love that you bond or discuss shows with the father in law! Yes, way to anti trope our relationship lol. Actually there’s occasional tension (on me, I don’t think she dislikes me, more because I had to live with them for a while lol but its better now)
What shows does FIL like?
QUICKkkkk get to LLTG and spazz with us. I wholeheartedly recommend it!
And SOOD – MOVIE AH I can’t wait to watch it!
Thus is not a year in dramas post, MC, thus is a love letter to Love like the Galaxy! And of course I am here to co-sign it, it was my no 1 too and I am certainly not the kind of viewer that over indulges in romance and dramas longer that your typical 16 episode format. I am just sorry I wasn’t there when you were watching it on Patreon, I hadn’t even read KFG’s review, I just decided to watch a little bit because I noticed little Fei Liu was there. I kept watching after ep.1 for the lovely, adorable and up to then unknown to me Zhao Lusi, and by episode 3 I was completely hooked!
The thing is, how to find a show as enchanting (I won’t say perfect, it wasn’t perfect as you say) to replace LLTG???
Natalia, I know! I was a little hesitant to write this recap as I could’ve put LLTG in every category lol. But I guess my bias still showed up!
It was hard to replace it, honestly. She And Her Perfect Husband suffered from following LLTG! But I went with something absolutely different and enjoyed Reborn Rich. All cerebral!
Such a fun post, MC. Your LLTG love is infectious – and I admit I share it!
I may be one of the few people on Earth who didn’t looove Attorney Woo, which I think speaks to timing as much as anything. Sometimes you’re just not in the mood, right? Because I certainly couldn’t fault Park Eun Bin’s acting.
I did enjoy, and finish, She and Her Perfect Husband. I’m finding that noona romances are one of my favorite genres. I thought Yang Mi was OTT fabulous, and could there be a more evolved “husband” than Xu Kai as Yang Hua?
Hope 2023 brings you many, many fun watches and more great conversations with your mom-in-law, MC. What a great bond. Thanks for making the time to share your 2022 drama favorites!
Leslie – it was yours and everyone’s enthusiasm that got me started even!
Yes mood plays a huge part in enjoying shows. I started and dropped Reborn Rich many times before it finally stuck and now I’m loving it. So I totally get what you mean.
Im glad you loved She And Her Perfect Husband! It probably was one of those timing things – it was my post LLTG watch so maybe my expectations were too high. Honestly it was sweet and I loved the OTP but the law bits were a bit too much and it was a little too slow for me heng eI dropped it. I did love Yang Mi and Xu Kai in it. Seriously Yang Hwee is such a green flag husband that if I wasn’t already married I would NEVER find a husband of that standard. So sweet and understanding and supportive and empowering AND is handsome, cooks and cleans?! That man is wayyyy too good!
Oh yes I hope to have more fun chats on dramas with her! The last we spoke she had finished Reborn Rich (laughing when I said I was at ep 9 – now at 14 I laugh at myself too, so much happens!) and she said Trolley is good. She seems to like family weekend dramas though so I will tell her about Father Is Strange!
Thanks for enjoying the post ♥️
Green flag husband – perfect! Sometimes one must hold on to reality with both hands while watching these luscious dramas. 😘
What a great post, MC! I especially appreciated the LLTG playbook you shared — I will borrow some of your tactics for getting through that epic, for sure!
And we shared our choice for best actor! I’ve yet to see Park Eun-bin give a bad performance, and her range is broad. With respect to your acquaintance and Age of Youth, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it agin that PEB’s character in that show makes it a very worthwhile watch; it does have two series, with the most compelling development taking place in the second show. I saw it early in my drama journey and enjoyed it entirely. And felt that it landed beautifully, although spoiler etiquette keeps me from saying much more about that (just let’s say I needed a little drama therapy at that point).
And also liked Business Proposal, including the last two episodes. Not sure what turned so many off about those; to me they weren’t bad, they were just ordinary compared to the shinier first 2/3 of the show.
Thanks again for sharing! Happy 2023!
Hey J3ffc, you’re going to need the same (or better) tactics once you’re on board the LLTG train! Lol. Coz that is one show that will make you feel ALL the feelzzzzz and then more.
I really need to watch more PEB shows! I hear (as you say) that she does no wrong and she literally disappears into every character she portrays. Goodness I’ll save Age of Youth for when I need a good cry!
I think Business Proposal’s last 2
eps weren’t terrible, but my expectations were sky high by then so it probably suffered from being more conventional than we’d expected. I’m glad you enjoyed it though!
Happy 2023 to you too!
MC!! Loved your post and it reminded of all your great LTTG essays that I very much enjoyed reading. Yes, I also agree that the dramatic parts of the love were a lot, but the sheer devotion like you said, was something. Ahh, wasn’t it so lovely to care deeply about the characters?(as much as in my head I was like, seriously, they’re not even real 🤣)
Extraordinary Attorney Woo is still on my list, I really liked Park Eun Bin in Hot Stove League and I’m sure I will get to it at some point! Completely agree with Business Proposal, I never watched the last 2 eps and fully enjoyed everything else beforehand. Queen Inhyun’s Man is super super cute.
I do wish I had loved Someday or One Day more, but I totally loved the music like you said!!
I know you mentioned juggling so many things this year, but look at you and the great list! I’m glad you had a chance to find some great stories that grabbed you 😊
You really enabled me with that LLTG crack, I swear! Thanks for being so enthused with me while I screamed away in the angst and swooned madly haha. (It’s ok I totally understand how you felt about caring for fictional folks).
I have yet to watch PEB in Hot Stove League BUT I intend to! Yes, Extraordinary Atty Woo was one of those hit shows here. I think no less than 7 people separately recommended it to me. I did think the earlier episodes were stronger but it was still a worthy watch.
It’s ok not to love SOOD! I know we generally have similar tastes so J still trust your recommendations.
Yes, many things to juggle but I hope to always find drama time. Even though I may not be on par with everyone in terms of keeping up with the latest but still I enjoy the Patreon hangouts!
MC – a lovely, lovely post. I can appreciate the challenges of what happens when you go down the rabbit hole re a show that catches your attention.
I successfully finished She And Her Perfect Husband. I was very taken with it and Yang Mi obviously had a lot of fun with her role. I actually got taken to task on MDL for saying I liked the final episodes and the ending. I haven’t responded yet, and I probably won’t. Afterall, I don’t need everything spelt out to me when watching a show 😂
I chuckled at the Razzie Award, because I quite like Small Town.
As for Choi Su-yeon and Woo Young Woo, yes, a delightful friendship. I also smiled at the mention of your 50 year old male colleague who likes kdramas and of course his commitment to now watching everything Park Eun Bin.
Even I managed to finish the group watch re Queen In Hyun’s Man. It still holds up well, since I first watched it.
Like JJ, yes please to the name of the Thai drama, as I watch them. You have captured the essence of what happens in many of them.
So, here is to a successful viewing year in the shape of 2023 😊🤗😊
Hi Sean! Yes, She And Her Perfect Husband was so great in terms of the OTP chemistry. Yang Mi was awesome! Just that it was a little too slow and too much law stuff for me. But I really tried to continue but it also suffered from being a post LLTG show, I’m sure.
Yes I love that colleague of mine. He’s so unashamedly in love with Park Eun Bin! He contemplated going for her fanmeet here recently but thought it might be weird for an older guy amidst younger (he assumed) fans. Hahaha.
I’ll let you guys know about that Thai drama! I have yet to ask the MiL but I will do so soon.
Enjoy the rest of the year and may there be more great shows!
Hello MC, some of my favourite Thai dramas are:
The Crown Princess
Bunlang Dok Mai
Marn Bang Jai
In terms of movies, Teacher’s Diary is pretty special – an absolute delight, actually.
Hi Sean thanks for sharing. I’ll give them a try soon!
MC – YAY! Here is your awesome infectious post and we all get to relive LLTG with you again here as we did when you kept us reliving the feelz during your solo watch of LLTG!!!!. 🥰 Well except Trent, ahem 🤭😬😂
Did your coworker or was it friend fall for LLTG, too?!!! Hope so 🙂
Amazing how you keep a drama schedule going with all you have going on in your life! Those some skills! Big hug to you for sharing about your wee one 🥰 I am glad you ended up loving Attorney Woo 🥰 and I LOVE that you highlighted the friendship between Choi Su-yeon and Woo Young Woo as I loved them together.
Oh SomeDay One Day!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Need we say anymore?!?!
I adored Yoo In Na in Goblin! And had to see her in Queen In Hyun’s Man and she just has that sparkle doesnt she?!!
Here’s to you finding another Show that makes you take the train instead of the bus. Maybe it will be the unedited version of LLTG due out some time this year!
Always love when you visit over on Patreon ❤️
p.s. – YES! Please tell me the name of the Thai Show 🙂
Sorry I was typing halfway and didn’t come back! I will check the name of the Thai show and let you know. Haha.
LLTG is so fantastic. Recently I listened to the OST again and fell in love again. Ah, the magic of that show! And the colleague watched Its Ok To Not Be Ok. I will remind him (ahem) of LLTG lol.
Hurry and finish Someday Or One Day!
Yes, may we find more shows that entice us to take the train instead of the bus… ♥️
Also thanks for caring for the small one. He’s doing better developmentally but I don’t think we can fully relax. Ah well, even if the worst happens we will still love him and do our best by him ♥️
Glad to hear he’s doing better MC! It will be a journey of many steps I am sure. And yes, patience and loving acceptance is probably the best gift we can give our kids. But it is the hardest thing too I admit to sometimes breathing down my kids’ neck about how to do things correctly (unintentionally, without realising until my daughter reacts badly =( =(
We just do what we can Elaine! We are great parents!
MC — I love your drama thoughts!
Although, shame on you for so blatantly joining the conspiracy to force me to finally watch LLTG! I swear, you are all in on it… 🤣
You know what, that GIF you posted from A Business Proposal is the first time I realized the 2FL’s OTT cousin was poor So-yi from Alchemy of Souls! Huh…
Agree with you that Park Eun-bin is an amazing actress. And I totally love that spring sunshine scene. Fun fact: I’ve run into two separate acquaintances who I didn’t even know were aware of kdramas who have spontaneously referenced that scene…
Lee Sung-min is likewise amazing as Grandpa Jin. Totally inhabits that role, totally believable as old school Titan of Industry.
As for Small Town…well, they were all pretty, at least? 😎
Tbh we have a “Get Trent on the LLTG train” club and we meet monthly. Hahha. I think we are getting close!
Hahah! I didn’t watch AOS yet – but it’s on my (never ending) watch list.
So lovely that your friends know and love the Spring Sunshine scene – that was so wonderfully done. I’m glad that the Kdrama love is spreading!
YES Lee Sung Min deserves all the awards! I came for SJK but I stayed for Lee Sung Min. Felt like this role was meant for him.
And Small Town – lol yes they were all very pretty. And the animals were cute and the small town scenery was lovely. Ok it wasn’t that bad just that the male lead wasn’t very appealing to me.
PS – JOIN US already in the LLTG love!