The Fangirl Verdict

Completely biased reviews and fangirling

FULL LIST OF SHOWS

1. Why the Full List?

Because I get that some of us like to search for stuff by the show itself rather than the type of review, here’s a full list of all the shows that I’ve written about on this site. I’ve included helpful little labels next to each show, to indicate the type of post it is.

The handy-dandy breakdown:

[Full Review] = Lengths will vary, but each contains a Short, Long & Final Verdict

[Flash Review] = Quick, short, spoiler-lite reviews.

[Dropped] = Dropped Drama

2. The Rating System

Understand more about my rating system here!

I hope you guys find this list useful!

~ kfangurl

Numerals

20th Century Boy And Girl [Flash Review] B

71: Into the Fire [Movie] [Flash Review] A

A

A Gentleman’s Dignity [Full Review] B-

A Love So Beautiful [China] [Flash Review] A-

A Werewolf Boy [Movie] [Flash Review] A-

Across The Ocean To See You [China] [Flash Review] C-

Age Of Youth [Flash Review] B++

Age Of Youth 2 [Full Review] B++

All About Eve [Full Review] A-

Angry Mom [Full Review] A

Answer Me, 1988 [Reply 1988] [Full Review] A

Answer Me, 1994 [Reply 1994] [Full Review] A-

Answer Me, 1997 [Reply 1997] [Full Review] A-

Arang and the Magistrate [Full Review] A

B

Bad Guys [Full Review] B+

Bad Guys 2 – City Of Evil [Dropped] D

Beautiful Days [Full Review] A-

Beautiful Gong Shim [Dropped] D

Beauty Inside [Movie] [Flash Review] B

Because It’s The First Time [Flash Review] B+

Because This Is My First Life [Flash Review] A-

Big [Full Review] B-

Bride of the Century [Full Review] A-

Bring It On, Ghost [Let’s Fight, Ghost] [Flash Review] B

Bromance [TW Drama] [Flash Review] B

C

Cantabile Tomorrow [Flash Review] B-

Cheese In The Trap [Flash Review] B-

Chuno [Slave Hunter] [Full Review] A++

Cunning Single Lady [Sly and Single Again] [Full Review] B+

D

Dating Agency Cyrano [Full Review] B-

Descendants of the Sun [Full Review] B

Doctors [Flash Review] C+

Dream High [Full Review] A

Dream High 2 [Full Review] D+

E

Ex-Girlfriend Club [Dropped] D

EXO Next Door [Flash Review] B-

F

Fall In Love With Me [TW Drama] [Flash Review] C+

Falling For Innocence [Full Review] B+

Fated To Love You [Full Review] A-

Father Is Strange [Flash Review] A

Feelings [Neukkim] [Full Review] B

Fermentation Family [Full Review] B+

Fight My Way [Full Review] B++

Five Children [Five Enough] [Flash Review] B+

Flower Boy Next Door [Full Review] B-

G

Gaksital [Bridal Mask] [Full Review] A+

Go Back Spouses [Flash Review] B++

Go Ho’s Starry Night [Flash Review] B+

Goong [Princess Hours] [Full Review] B+

Goong S [Prince Hours] [Flash Review] C+

Greasy Melo [Wok Of Love] [Dropped] D

H

Haeundae Lovers [Full Review] C+

Healer [Full Review] A+

Heartless City [Cruel City] [Flash Review] B+

Heart To Heart [Full Review] B+

Heirs [Full Review] C+

Her Lovely Heels [Full Review] C-

Hidden Identity [Dropped] D

High-end Crush [Dropped] D

High School King [Full Review] C

High School Love On [Dropped] D

High Society [Flash Review] C

History of the Salaryman [Full Review] B+

Ho Goo’s Love [Dropped] D

Hot Young Bloods [Movie] [Full Review] A-

Hwarang [Dropped] D

Hyde, Jekyll, Me [Dropped] D

I

I Can Speak [Movie] [Flash Review] A-

I Do, I Do [Full Review] B-

I Hear Your Voice [Full Review] A+

I Miss You [Dropped] D

I Need Romance 2012 [Full Review] C-

I Need Romance 3 [Full Review] B-

I Order You [Dropped] D

I’m Not A Robot [Flash Review] B+

If We Were A Season [Drama Special] [Flash Review] B+

Imaginary Cat [Flash Review] B

It’s Okay It’s Love [Full Review] B+

J

Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love [Flash Review] B++

Joseon Gunman [Flash Review] B

Just Between Lovers [Flash Review] B+

Just You [TW Drama] [Flash Review] B

K

King’s Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang [Full Review] B

King of Dramas [The Lord of the Drama] [Full Review] A-

L

Let’s Eat [Full Review] B

Let’s Eat 2 [Full Review] B+

Liar Game [Flash Review] C+

Life Is Beautiful [Full Review] A+

Lingerie Girls’ Generation [Girls’ Generation 1979] [Flash Review] A-

Love Cells [Flash Review] B-

Love For A Thousand More [Flash Review] B

Love Me If You Dare [China] [Dropped] D

Love O2O [China] [Flash Review] B+

Love Rain [Full Review] C

Lucky Romance [Flash Review] C+

M

Marriage Contract [Full Review] B+

Marriage Not Dating [Full Review] A

Mask [Flash Review] C++

Master’s Sun B- | That Far Gone [Master’s Sun Fanfic] [Full Review] A+

Mirror Of The Witch [Flash Review] B-

Misaeng [Full Review] A

Miss Granny [Movie] [Flash Review] A+

Miss Korea [Full Review] B+

Mix [Mixed Doubles] [Japanese Movie] [Flash Review] B

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo [Full Review] C+

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds [Full Review] A

Moorim School [Dropped] D

My Beautiful Bride [Flash Review] B

My Brilliant Life [Movie] [Flash Review] A+

My Daughter Seo Young [Flash Review] B+

My Friend Is Still Alive [Drama Special] [Flash Review] B+

My Little Lover [Japan] [Flash Review] B

My Love Eun Dong [Full Review] B-

My Mr. Mermaid [China] [Dropped] D

My Secret Hotel [Dropped] D

My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday [Japanese Movie] [Flash Review] A

N

Nice Guy [The Innocent Man] [Flash Review] B

Nine [Nine: Nine Time Travels]  |  Trading Thoughts: Nine [Full Review] A-

Nirvana In Fire [Chinese Drama] [Flash Review] A++

Noble, My Love [Flash Review] B

O

Oh Hae Young Again [Another Oh Hae Young] [Full Review] A-

Oh My Ghostess [Flash Review] B+

Oh My Venus [Full Review] C++

Ojakgyo Brothers [Full Review] A+

One More Happy Ending [Flash Review] B-

One Warm Word [Full Review] A

Operation Proposal [Full Review] B+

Orange Marmalade [Flash Review] B-

Our Times [TW Movie] [Flash Review] A-

P

Padam Padam [Full Review] A

Page Turner [Flash Review] A

Panda and Hedgehog [Full Review] C-

Plus Nine Boys [Flash Review] B+

Prime Minister and I [Full Review] B-

Prison Playbook [Wise Prison Life] [Full Review] A-

Producer [Flash Review] B+

Q

Queen In-hyun’s Man [Full Review] A+

Queen Of The Ring [Three Colors Of Fantasies: Gold] [Flash Review] B

R

Radio Romance [Dropped] D

Rich Man, Poor Woman [Japan] [Flash Review] C+

Romance Full Of Life [Three Colors Of Fantasies: Green] [Flash Review] B-

Rooftop Prince [Full Review] B+

S

Sassy Go Go [Cheer Up] [Full Review] B

Scholar Who Walks The Night [Flash Review] C+

School 2013 [Full Review] A+

School 2017 [Dropped] D

Secret Love – Have You Ever Had Coffee With An Angel? [Flash Review] B

Secret Love Affair [Full Review] A++

Sensory Couple [The Girl Who Sees Smells] [Flash Review] C+

Seven First Kisses [Flash Review] B

Shan Shan Comes To Eat [Boss & Me] [China] [Flash Review] B

She is WOW [Flash Review] C+

She Was Pretty [Full Review] A

Shut Up Flower Boy Band [Full Review] A+

Something About 1% [1% of Anything] [Flash Review] B+

Splash Splash Love [Flash Review] A

Star Of The Universe [Three Colors Of Fantasies: White] [Flash Review] B++

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon [Full Review] B

Suddenly Seventeen [Chinese Movie] [Flash Review] B+

Sungkyunkwan Scandal [Full Review] A

Surplus Princess [Flash Review] C++

Suspicious Partner [Full Review] B+

T

Temperature Of Love [Dropped] D

Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms [China] [Flash Review] A-

That Winter, The Wind Blows [Full Review] C+

The Advisors Alliance [China] [Dropped] D

The Best Hit [Flash Review] B-

The Equator Man [Full Review] C

The Eternal Love [China] [Flash Review] C

The Final Match [Last Match] [Flash Review] B-

The First Half Of My Life [China] [Flash Review] A

The K2 [Dropped] D

The King 2 Hearts [Full Review] A

The King Loves [Full Review] B

The Magician [Movie] [Flash Review] B-

The Moon that Embraces the Sun [Full Review] A-

The Princess’ Man [Full Review] A

The Reason I’m Getting Married [Drama Special] [Flash Review] B+

The Secret Message [Dropped] D

The Suspect [Movie] [Full Review] B

The Taste of Curry [Drama Special] [Flash Review] B+

The Technicians [Movie] [Full Review] B

The Three Musketeers [Full Review] B

The Throne [Sado] [Movie] [Flash Review] A-

Thumping Spike 2 [Dropped] D

To The Beautiful You [Full Review] B

Twenty Again [Full Review] A

Twenty Years Old [20’s] [Flash Review] B+

Two Lights: Relúmĭno [Flash Review] B+

Two Weeks [Full Review] A-

U

Uncontrollably Fond [Dropped] D

Under The Hawthorn Tree [Chinese Movie] [Flash Review] A

V

Vampire Prosecutor [Full Review] A

Vampire Prosecutor 2 [Full Review] B+

W

W-Two Worlds [Flash Review] B

Warrior Baek Dong Soo [Full Review] B-

We Married As A Job [Japan] [Flash Review] A-

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo [Full Review] A+

What’s Up? [Full Review] B

Where The Lost Ones Go [China] [Flash Review] C+

White Christmas [Full Review] B-

Who Are You – School 2015 [Full Review] B

Wild Romance [Full Review] C+

Witch’s Romance [Full Review] A

Wonderful Days [Flash Review] C++

Wonderful Nightmare [Movie] [Flash Review] B

X

Y

Yong Pal [Flash Review] C

Your Name [Japanese Movie] [Flash Review] A+

You From Another Star [My Love From Another Star] [Full Review] A+

Z

YEAR-IN-REVIEW

kfangurl’s 2012 Drama Awards

Year In Review: 2013

Year In Review: 2014

Year In Review: 2015

Year In Review: 2016

Year In Review: 2017

118 thoughts on “FULL LIST OF SHOWS

  1. Needless to say, I am impressed…thoroughly! Great job! 🙂

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  2. Looking excellent! Of course ^^

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  3. Are you going to write a review for Pinocchio?

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  4. bravo , throughly enjoying your blog , I hope you make an in depth about Lee Byung Hun , he’s my ulitmate fave , swoon

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    • Thanks for enjoying the blog, Nancy! 🙂 I won’t say never to a spotlight on Lee Byung Hun, though it definitely has to be when I’m inspired coz the research needed to curate the best photos takes many hours. 🙂

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  5. Thanks for your reply !!! I won’t give up hoping 😘

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  6. We’re both making reviews but we don’t have the same list. :p Nice sneaking around your website… 😀

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    • Hi there, welcome to the site! 🙂 Technically, since you took the time to leave a comment, it doesn’t count as sneaking anymore! 😉 Reviews.. I have so many that I wish I had the time and mental bandwidth to write. I’m sure we’ve seen at least some of the same shows, just that we didn’t happen to review the same ones – yet!

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  7. Are you ever going to do a review of You’re Beautiful? ^^

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    • Hi there, A! I don’t have immediate plans to review You’re Beautiful, but I’m completely aware that I might get inspired at some point, to write one. I guess that means my answer is an admittedly vague “Maybe?” 😛

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  8. Not that I’m in any way demanding , but I hope for this list to continue to be longer and faster hahaha, this has become my kdrama bible. once again , thank you so very much for sharing your precious time in sharing reviews with us. you are very generous and i feel spoilt by you, truly , love you lots.

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    • Tee hee! Your comment totally made me giggle, Nancy! XD Thanks for your encouragement, it’s so nice to know that you’re looking forward to more reviews! Real Life demanded my undivided attention for a stretch, and it’s taken me a while to get back into the writing zone. I’ve just posted a new review (yay, me!) – I hope that you enjoy the read! 🙂 I’ve got more reviews waiting to be written, and will try to post more. I must warn that I’ll be traveling a fair bit for work in the next 2 months, so gaps in posting are to be expected. I will do my best to keep up, tho! Fighting, me! ^^

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  9. Why is Secret Garden not in the list..??

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    • Hey there Angela, Secret Garden’s not on the list coz I never got around to reviewing it. This isn’t a full list of dramas out in dramaland, but more of the full list of shows that I’ve written about on this site. Which excludes all the shows I haven’t seen, and a lot of the shows that I watched before I started this site. Secret Garden falls into the second category. I hope that helps to clarify! 🙂

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  10. Have you watch kill me heal me? I would like to read your review about that drama. I am new here and I love your reviews very much.

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    • Hi there Sabrina! Welcome to the blog! 🙂 Thanks, I’m so glad you enjoy the reviews – it does motivate me to keep on writing ’em. To answer your question, yes, I have seen Kill Me Heal Me (really liked it!) and I do intend to write it a review. It’s just that I seem to be forever backlogged.. I can’t seem to keep up with the writing! It’ll come though, and hopefully in the not-too-distant future too! 🙂

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  11. Is there “You’re Surrounded” review? Because it’s a good cop show though there are some flaws regarding some relationships not explored/developed enough such as Seo Pan-suk’s ex-wife who easily forgives (and forgets) on what had happened to their son.

    Anyway, it’s a good show if anyone likes teams who stick together though each of them are meeting for 1st time unlike Mrs Cop where some members knew (and worked with) each other before rookies came into their department.

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    • Hi there RK! Welcome to the blog! 🙂 Unfortunately, I haven’t managed to watch You’re All Surrounded, which is why there’s no review for that show. If I do manage to check it out, I’m more than likely to write about it, but I can’t make any promises, since my watch list is a mile long and I never seem to quite make a dent in it! It’s good to know that you enjoyed the show though 🙂

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  13. Im waiting for the review of Healer. Thanks!

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  14. hey kfangurl , hope you are having a good new year
    its my 2nd time to post here but I’m a regular visitor
    have u seen cruel city? how was it?
    also have u seen 1 litre of tears?

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    • Hi there ahmed!! Nice to see you around here again! 🙂 Happy New Year to you too!

      I’ve seen both shows, and both are worthy watches in their own right. Cruel City is very dark and moody, and quite violent and bloody at times. If you’re in the mood for something noir, it’s a good watch. It took me quite a long time to get into the show and its characters, since noir isn’t my thing, but I must say that by the time I reached the end, I actually felt sorry to leave the show behind. Jung Kyung Ho is fabulously badass in it, and that’s another plus point!

      1 Litre of Tears made me cry, but in a good way. Such a moving true story of a young girl’s fight to live her best life, even when she’s dealt with a disease that will inevitably shorten it. Moving and inspiring, and definitely worth the tears, I say. 🙂

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  15. Omg.. I just loveeeee your review especially on oh my ghostess!! I do think that it is sooo frustrating that the real character of na bong sun is somehow disappeared throughout the drama.. T_T Keep writing.. Would live to read more reviews in the future..

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  16. I think you will rate Please Come Back, Mister pretty highly. I’m thinking at least A. A+ in my book (and I’ve watched a ton) Also, I feel that You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly was really awesome but a lot of people missed that show. There was a lot of funny scenes and also moments that made my heart truly ache. I hope you give these two dramas a chance!!! 😀

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    • Hi there Em! Welcome to the blog, and thanks for the recommendations! 🙂 I’m currently on E5 of Come Back, Mister.. I do like it, so I’m curious to see how this one turns out. I’ll keep You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly as an option for when I’m in the mood for a family drama. They are so high commitment! 😛

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  17. I really love your blog and i hope that you can keep reviewing dramas so wel!! Just a thought, have you watched empress ki? Its honestly quite interesting!!

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    • Hi there niks! Aw, what a sweet message to leave – thank you! I’m so glad you enjoy the site and the reviews! 🙂 Yes, I do plan to keep at it.. I’m in my busiest month of the year work-wise, so postings for June might be a little limited. But it’s not coz I’ve given up! ^^

      I haven’t gotten around to Empress Ki, but I’ve had it recommended to me by JCW fans upon my JCW Pure Pretty post. I’ll make a mental note to check it out sometime! 🙂

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  18. Hey there!
    I highly recommend Pinocchio! I don’t see it on your list but it is without doubt the best drama I’ve watched in recent years!!! It’s got a fantastic plot and lots of chemistry that still makes me swoon 😀

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    • Hi there Jay! Thanks for the recommendation – I’ve actually already seen Pinocchio, and I really liked it. I’d rate it an A drama, even. It’s not on this list coz I’m completely backlogged, and I can’t keep up with the reviews. 😛 It’s definitely a drama I’d like to review. Hopefully later this year when my schedule frees up a bit. Fingers crossed!! 🙂

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  19. Ohhh.. why haven’t you done a review on Doctors yet? I’ve been waiting for a review to see if it is a must watch. What I watch depends on your reviews.

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    • Ah, that’s because I am behind on Docs, and have yet to watch the last 2 eps. I’d say.. it’s not a must-watch. I liked the first 6-7 eps a lot, but then things got pretty slow and boring once we got stuck in the hospital stuff. Some endearing characters though, so if you’re in the mood for a medical drama that feels quite slice-of-life, you might still enjoy it. I still plan to finish it and write about it, but for now, I hope this helps! 🙂

      PS: They do spend a lot of time cutting into skulls and showing surgery stuff. Just FYI, in case you happen to get queasy!

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  20. Unnie! Have you watched age of youth? It’s a really good drama, i totally recommend!! If you have watched it, please do a review! I love your reviews its the bestt

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    • Hi there Chrisabelle! I have to confess that I haven’t managed to check out Age of Youth yet 😛 It’s totally on my list though! I plan to check it out soonish, and once I do, I will write about it! Thanks for the recommendation, and for your patience! 🙂

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  21. Aye Fangirl, you mind if i ask if these are worth watching as well?
    1. Bring it on Ghost
    2. Uncontrollably Fond
    3. K2
    4. Cinderella and the four Knights
    5. Kill Me Heal Me
    6. Healer
    7. Scarlet Heart Ryeo
    8. Love in the Moonlight
    9. Jealousy Incarnate
    Your Reviews give off a very good judgement and very detailed at that. So, could you rate each if its a go or pass?

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    • Hi hyunju, sorry that this reply is coming so late. Since you posted this comment, I’ve managed to post a review or two, so you can check those out. In fact, I’ve already written posts on a few of the shows on your list.
      Since you requested it, here’s my recommendation:
      1. Bring it on Ghost – Go. Not bad, pretty cute.
      2. Uncontrollably Fond – Pass. I dropped this.
      3. K2 – Pass. I’m not loving it.
      4. Cinderella and the four Knights – Go, if you’re in the mood for fun fluff.
      5. Kill Me Heal Me – Go, Ji Sung is brilliant in this.
      6. Healer – Go, I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.
      7. Scarlet Heart Ryeo – Pass, unless you love Lee Jun Ki, in which case, watch it for him.
      8. Love in the Moonlight – Go, SO CUTE.
      9. Jealousy Incarnate – Go, if you’re in the mood for a long-ish romance. A bit slow, but it’s ok.

      I hope that helps! 🙂

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  22. What’s better, Scarlet Heart Ryeo or Moonlight Lovers? They have the same concept right?

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    • I’d say the shows have very little in common, actually. Besides sharing the same timeslot, both being fusion sageuks, and both having the word “moon” in their titles, there is nothing else that is similar between the two shows. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is the better executed show, and is full of cuteness and feels, while Scarlet Heart is poorly written and rather disjointed and jerky to watch as a result. You can check out my review of Scarlet Heart to get a better idea of what that’s about; I will have a review of Moonlight up soonish as well. 🙂

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  23. Is Shopping King Louie any good?

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    • Hm.. I can’t quite say yet, I have to confess. I’ve seen only 2 episodes of this, and I liked E1 more than E2. I think if Korean Funny (broad and rather slapsticky) appeals to you, and you don’t mind a male lead who’s more of a man-child, you might like it. 🙂

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  24. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo… what do you think about this Drama? Good so far?

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  25. Hi! Just want to know if this is your updated list? I really love your reviews and usually base what I watch on them. ❤

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    • Hi Juna, yes, this is my updated list. I update with each new post on the site. That said, I do fall behind on reviews and other posts, so it’s possible I’ve seen a show that isn’t listed. If you’re curious about whether I’ve seen a particular show that isn’t listed, feel free to ask! 🙂

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  26. Please do a review for The Legend of the Blue Sea please.. Thanks a lot in advance.. 🙂

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  27. Hey kfangurl,

    Going through the list, I’m a tad surprised to find City Hunter missing.

    Any plans on writing it? If not, do or did (coz love for dramas can change!) like(d) it?

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    • Do or did you like it?*
      Typo there

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      • Hi there Viola, thanks for asking – I did very much enjoy City Hunter. I just watched it before starting this blog, and never got around to writing it a review. I am unlikely to write it a review, unless an urge to re-watch it strikes me, but I will say that I think that’s my favorite show of LMH’s to date. I generally feel indifferent towards him, but actually found him compelling and rather melty in City Hunter. 🙂

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  28. Introverted Boss, Missing 9, Tomorrow with You? Tell me what’s good and what’s not.

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    • Hi there hyesung, sorry for the late reply. Among the shows you mentioned, I like Tomorrow With You the best – so far. I like both leads and it’s turning into an interesting time travel tale, though the romance angle seems less strong. Introverted Boss is compelling for Yeon Woo Jin, but I’m finding Park Hye Soo hard to like. I didn’t check out Missing 9, but have heard lots of disgruntled reactions to it, and don’t plan on watching it, despite my affection for Jung Kyung Ho. I hope that helps! 🙂

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  29. I’ve two things to say..one:wooow! I didn’t realize u have this list and since I love ur reviews, this makes things so much easier. 😁 two:wooow still! youve got a pretty hectic schedule girl–you’re. So.in.demand.I say this after reading most of the comments! Have you seen the Hollywood movie ghost? I feel like us readers are ghosts and just found out that u r Whoopi Goldberg and u can really see us and hear us so we’re flocking you😂😂😂 may u never tire ! Fighting!😘😘😘

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    • Hehe, I’m so tickled by the Ghost reference – I’m glad you found this list, Ann, and that you find it useful!! 😀 I’m juggling a lot of Real Life commitments of late, and also, finding that quite a few dramas aren’t really capturing my interest – that’s why the reviews on the blog have slowed down for a bit. But, I’m still here, and will post whenever inspiration strikes! 😀

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  30. Hi! what about Goblin? what rate would you give it?

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    • Hi there Priya, I’m gonna hafta sheepishly admit that I haven’t finished Goblin yet. I paused my watch because I was starting to feel distracted amid the show’s slow pace, but I also realize that this show is meant to be a slow, thoughtful, introspective sort of watch. So I will definitely go back to it, but when I’m in a mood more suited to appreciate what the show has to offer. Right now, I think I’d give it a B+, but that’s just based on the 10-ish episodes I’ve seen so far, and could most definitely change when I actually do finish my watch. I hope that helps! 🙂

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      • thank you so much dear! 🙂 it really helped! 🙂 any idea how is my lovely sam soon? what rating you would give that?

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        • My Lovely Sam Soon is a pretty good watch, for a kdrama classic. When I watched it, I liked it quite well but didn’t love it as much as most other folks. I remember finding Kim Sun Ah’s character a little too brash, and I also remember feeling quite uncomfortable at Hyun Bin’s character making out in a big way with the second female lead (it broke kdrama convention to an uncomfortable degree, for me). The humor was also a little too broad for my taste. Overall, I’d give it a B. Most other folks would think I’m mad for not giving it an A though, because it’s such a beloved classic. 😛 I hope that helps!

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          • thank you so much dear! 🙂 your reviews are my first reference before i watch any Korean drama! Your reviews so very perfect! 🙂

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      • Kfangirl – I started watching Goblin today and I’m currently on the second episode. I find myself distracted by the huge age difference between the male and female leads. She’s supposed to be a Senior in high school (who looks a lot younger) and he’s a 30-something year old man. I don’t know if I can get through the remaining episodes even though I am a fan of Yoo In-na.

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        • I have to confess that I had similar struggles with Goblin, and ended up stalling at E10. I haven’t gone back to it yet, and currently don’t feel particularly anxious to pick it up again either. One of my main issues with this show, aside from it’s slow pace, is the odd OTP pairing. Not only is the age gap uncomfortably large, I personally didn’t feel chemistry between the leads. Sadly, I don’t have any other Yoo In Na show to recommend, since you’ve already seen My Love From Another Star and Queen In-hyun’s Man. I didn’t love her other shows that I did check out. That said, lots of folks enjoyed The Greatest Love, where she plays second lead. I personally didn’t take to The Greatest Love coz I couldn’t jive with Show’s humor and I don’t personally care for man-child type male lead characters. But, lots of other folks loved that show, so you might too? 😅

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  31. hey! I was wondering whether you could give me your recommendations with regard to the following dramas. 🙂 AND ALSO WANTED TO ASK YOU WHETHER THERE WERE ANY DRAMAS SIMILAR TO/ON PAR WITH HEALER BECAUSE THAT IS HONESTLY MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE!!!
    1. Kill me Heal me
    2. Reply 1988
    3. Reply 1997
    4. Phantom
    5. Coffee Prince

    THANKS ❤
    love your reviews by the way!

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    • Hey there Jenny, I loved R88 & Coffee Prince, and really really liked KMHM. I’d recommend all 3 of those without hesitation. I did like R97 very well, but it’s my least favorite of the Reply series, so I’d sooner recommend AM94. 😉 I didn’t watch Phantom, so I don’t have an opinion on that, unfortunately.

      As for a series similar to Healer, I don’t know if that exists, sadly. But in terms of shows that I’d rate as around the same league as Healer, I do have several. I love C-dramas Nirvana In Fire and Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, and kdramas Secret Love Affair, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, AM88 and Oh Hae Young Again. They are all different, but generally, I loved all of these shows & would recommend them. I hope that helps! 🙂

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      • I watched Nirvana in Fire because of your A++ rating and it didn’t disappoint. And that’s an understatement! I love love love everything about NIF. I actually regret finishing the show in just a week and I still can’t move on so am re-watching now. We have the same tastes in dramas. Reply 1988, Weightlifting, and Oh Hae Young Again are also on the top of my list. I’m going to try watching Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms! Thanks so much, chinggu. Keep writing. You’ve got great reactions and you write so well!

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        • OMG, you finished NIF in a WEEK?!?? How did you ever do that, it’s such a long show! 😳😱 I can totally understand the inability to move on too, as I felt the same when I finished NIF. So many people I know have gone back to rewatch it too! I went right back to E1 when I got to the end, and even though I didn’t complete my rewatch, the first 17 eps were quite revelational to me, after understanding the whole context. So many little details started clicking into place! So yes, definitely worth a rewatch – or several! 😉

          Yay that you’re going to try Peaches.. it’s a very different show than NIF, but if you’re in the mood for romance, it delivers very well. 🙂

          PS: Thanks for the encouragement on the writing! 😀 I’m really happy that you’re enjoying the posts!

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  32. Powerful opponents
    8/10.
    I thought the chemistry between Chae Rim and Lee Jong Hyuk was terrific, and they both excellent performances. I found some of the things that Kang Soo Ho
    did in pursuing Cha Yeong Jin, a little on the creepy side eg the bus episode.
    The little girl (and I can’t find out who the actress’ name was) was great too.

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  33. Have you watched Pinocchio? I would to hear your thoughts about thus kdrama. Looking forward for your future review about Pinocchio 🙂

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  34. Hi! I love your reviews!! Lots of insight were put on each review and it just helped me so much on deciding which dramas to watch on top priority! I would love to hears your thoughts about Remember: War of Sons, if you’ve ever watched it. Thank you so much!

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  35. Hello! Thank you for the reviews sweetie. It really helps! I think we have a sort of same preference when it comes to drama.

    Like you, I really do take into account like all aspects and not just famous actors. Keep up all the hard work!
    Kudos girl!

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  36. I REALLY LOVE YOUR REVIEWS, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. By the way, have you seen Gap Dong or Strong Women Do Bong-soon? I really recommend those two dramas.

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  37. Have you seen Chicago Typewriter? Or Six Flying Dragons? Both aren’t very romantic but I really think both are worth the watch.

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    • Hi there fernanda, I haven’t seen Chicago Typewriter yet, but it’s on my list of dramas to check out. As for Six Flying Dragons, I watched about 30 or so episodes, but never really got into it, sadly. :/

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  38. Please review CIRCLE: TWO WORLDS CONNECTED….

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    • Hi Sharon, I’m sorry to say that I haven’t seen Circle, and so won’t be reviewing it anytime soon. It’s on my vague list of “stuff to check out – someday” at the moment, so it might be quite a while before I am able to review it! 😛

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  39. Have you seen Signal or Tunnel , I really like these darker themed dramas. BTW love your reviews !

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    • Hi there hrinik! Glad you’re enjoying the reviews! 🙂 To answer your question, I haven’t seen Tunnel, unfortunately, but I did start on Signal. I drifted off after about 3 eps coz I was busy and not quite in the right mood, but I do plan to go back to it 🙂

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  40. Please please give While You Were Sleeping a chance. Ive always been reading your reviews and blogs in silence but rn my fingers just cant give it a hault. I am also constantly checking if you already did but it seems like you havent yet. I know you are not in joining the bandwagoon or not sure what is your reason but jebal? Cos I really want to hear from you and influence my thoughts about the drama as Id always love you to do with your blogs. I need to know if its worth the A and my judgements are logical as well.

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    • Hi there Tyty! I’m glad you’ve been enjoying the reviews. 🙂 In terms of While You Were Sleeping, I wasn’t planning to watch it because I wasn’t too interested in the premise, and I’d also heard mostly underwhelmed reactions from viewers, and that didn’t make me more interested in checking it out. But, your comment has intrigued me some, and I plan to at least check out the first couple of episodes, to see if the show grabs me. Let’s see how that goes! 🙂

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      • Hi there .. Please forgive me to bluntly comment here.

        I just finished While You Were Sleeping. To be honest, I also lose interest from the premise. However, with my love power toward LJS and even greater boredom toward myself, I started watching the show and got hooked on it unexpectedly. Actually, I came here to check your review after finishing the show. If you haven’t watched the show yet, I would like to encourage you to start watching it. Pleaseeee =D Furthermore, as I saw you gave I Hear Your Voice an A+, you definitely don’t want to skip While you were sleeping with all your might. =P

        P.S. If you happen to enjoy the story along the way, I bet you would love the finale.

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        • Hi there, thanks for the recommendation on WYWS. 🙂 I did give it a try, based on someone else’s recommendation, but unfortunately, I found that I wasn’t feeling it, in the first 2 episodes, and didn’t have the interest to continue watching. 😛 Maybe some other time I might give it another try, but my first attempt just didn’t work out, sorry to say.

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  41. Hello! Have you watched Gu Family Book by any chance? Just curious what your thoughts are regarding that Show. 🙂 I love reading your reviews by the way! It’s refreshing to see someone with the same taste in dramas. Though I see you have more patience for other dramas than I do. Keep it up! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

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    • Hi there antitled! I’m so pleased that you’re enjoying the reviews, and how cool, that we have similar tastes in dramas! 😀 To answer your question, I’m sorry to say that I didn’t watch Gu Family Book, as the premise didn’t really grab me. 😛

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  42. By accident, I happened to come upon your site when looking for a review of a recent kdrama I watched on Netflix, “Nine”. This series impacted me so much that I had to find some resolution upon the ending which left me having questions. A beautiful film that I still ponder 🤔 on the meaning. The first kdrama I watched on Netflix was “This Is My Love” which I enjoyed but I don’t see a review of this drama on your list. In choosing another kdrama to watch, I will refer to your reviews which are so complete in every detail.
    Thank you….

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    • Hi there Carol, welcome to the blog! I’m glad you found me! 😀 I hope you’ll continue to enjoy the other reviews on the site, even though most of them aren’t as monstrously long as the Nine review! 😆

      As for “This Is My Love” – I happen to have reviewed it, woot! I realize that Netflix has a tendency to use titles which differ from the dramas’ international titles, which can be confusing. In this case, This Is My Love is more commonly known as My Love Eun Dong among international drama fans. You can find my review here. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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      • Thank you so much for correcting the name of “This Is My Love” to “My Love Eun Dong” so I could read your review. Love your in depth reviews of the kdrama series. I especially like that within your reviews you add some of the background music that I thoroughly love to listen to, seems it is the same vocalists who do these dramas. Because I watch these kdramas via Netflix, I don’t have access to the other films you review. I did watch a Taiwanese drama at first thinking it was Korean, “Someone Like You” which seemed to have very similar scenarios to the Korean dramas, I think that was why I enjoyed it. These actors from South Korea have the best hairstylists, their hair styles suit them so well. One more question, what does OTP mean?
        Warm regards, Carol from California, USA

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        • I’m glad you enjoyed the review of My Love Eun Dong, Carol! 😀 And, I’m really pleased to know that you enjoy the music in the reviews too. ❤ To answer your question, OTP refers to One True Pairing. So the main couple of a drama's loveline is often referred to as the OTP. You might enjoy this glossary that I created some years ago, with lots of input from blogger friends and readers. 🙂

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          • Unfortunately “Answer Me” isn’t listed in Netflix but I will send them a request since it was released in 1988. I never would have guessed what OTP meant & I will now refer to your glossary. One other question, when I read the subtitles on the kdramas, I have difficulty keeping their names correct, do they refer to the person w/ last name first in the audio vs in the subtitles?
            Thank you for your reply.😍

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            • Ah, I’m sorry to hear that Answer Me 1988 isn’t on Netflix. Just to clarify, the show wasn’t released in 1988 but in 2015/2016. Most of the story is set in 1988 though, which is why 1988 features in the title. Since you are in the US, you would be able to watch Answer Me 1988 on Dramafever and most likely on Viki as well. I hope that helps! 🙂

              As for your question about the subtitles, it’s hard for me to say, since I don’t watch the shows on Netflix and therefore am not familiar with Netflix subtitling convention. If the subtitles follow the dialogue, though, then it would be last name first, before given name – if the characters are being addressed by their full name. Otherwise, they would be often addressed by their given name, with the gender-neutral suffix “-sshi.” For example, “Eun Dong-sshi,” which would be the equivalent of saying “Ms. Eun Dong.” Additionally, characters may often be addressed by their job title. So a character who is a teacher might be addressed as “songsaengnim” instead of their names – and if the subtitles simply state their names instead of the title which they were addressed with in the scene (which does happen with some subtitling convention, like with DramaFever), that can be confusing for viewers. I hope that helps to clarify! 🙂

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  43. Have you seen Prison Playbook. It seems to have a pretty interesting plot. Love your reviews btw !

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    • Hey there hrinik! Thanks for enjoying the reviews! 😀 I have Prison Playbook pretty high on my list; it sounds like something I’d enjoy, plus it’s by the PD who did all the Answer Me dramas, which I love. Double plus! 😀 I haven’t gotten around to starting it yet, but I will, soon! 🙂

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      • This is a new feature on Netflix, I will give it a try.
        Thank you, Carol

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        • Carol, have you watched Answer Me 1988 (also known as Reply 1988)? It’s directed by the same PD who directed Prison Playbook. I loved Answer Me 1988 a whole lot. ❤ If you're in the mood for a bit of retro, and enjoy dramas that showcase not only the main romance, but also give the spotlight to friendships, family and community, I'd highly recommend it as one to add to your list 🙂

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  44. I have just finished “Prison Playbook” and I thoughly enjoyed the series. Each episode is 1 1/2 hours in length. The concept of this story interested me because my grandson is a relief pitcher in the minor leagues and has been a professional baseball player since graduating from college. On a personal level, I love baseball (the main character wore a variety of baseball caps and when I saw him wear the LA cap, I thought, that’s my team! All of the actors, majority males, were excellent. I like the fact that most of the main characters were depicted in their youth at sometime in the story.
    I’m not sure what the Korean prisons are like but the rules seemed more lenient than here in the USA. Basically the story is a bromance , as a female viewer I did like the smattering of the female roles which were woven in and out of the storyline. The majority of the actors had to cry in some point of their story and I’m wondering if there is a method to be able to start the tears flowing at just the right time? I will be interested fangirl in your review of this kdrama.

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    • Glad you enjoyed the watch, Carol! 😀 I’m not an actor myself, but I think starting the tears at just the right time, is probably achieved via a mix of actual acting skills – and multiple takes, in the process of filming 😉 I’m happy to hear that show was great; I plan to start on it pretty soon myself, so I expect a review will be coming in the foreseeable future! 🙂

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  45. Have you seen or will you review Prison Playbook ? Love your reviews !

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    • Hi there hrinik! Thanks for enjoying the reviews! 😘 I’ve started on Prison Playbook, and do plan to review it. It might take me awhile though, since I’m just done watching E4, and every episode is so long! 😅

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  46. Hi, I really enjoy reading your reviews. Just wanted to know if you have seen Mad dog?

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  47. Heey 🙂
    First of all I want you to know that I love your reviews. I found this blog not a long time ago and I can’t stop reading your reviews.
    Anyone can see the effort and dedication you put in every entry ❤ ❤ ❤
    Keep the good work 😀

    PD: I'll try to watch every of your A rated dramas ❤

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    • Hey there, ChokoVanilla!! Hi, and YAY that you found me! 😀 I’m so happy to know that you’re enjoying the reviews ❤ Also, I'm stoked that you'll be checking out all my A rated dramas – I hope you'll love them as much as I did! 🙂

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  48. Hi kfangirl!
    Is it the updated list?

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    • Hi there, thanks for asking! This is the updated list of posts on this blog, but not an updated list of dramas in the dramaverse. So since I haven’t seen everything, and I also haven’t posted about every single thing I’ve seen, this wouldn’t be a complete list in either sense of the word. But if you’re looking for a post on a show on this site, if it exists, it’ll be on this list! I hope that helps 🙂

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      • Thank You So MUCH:)
        I just wanted to watch your A rated series and wondered if there are more new A rated shows that you haven’t add!

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  49. @kfangurl Review on Memory Lost? (Chinese Drama)

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    • Hi there Annie, I’m sorry to say that Memory Lost isn’t on my planned list of shows. Do you highly recommend it? I’ve seen it compared to When a Snail Falls in Love and Love Me If You Dare, and both of those shows didn’t quite work for me, unfortunately.

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  50. Hallo there!!! I follow your reviews very closely, cause I really love how you put everything into words. Like I think if only I was as good with words as you are, your reviews are exactly how I’d put my feelings toward certain shows. Super agree with your reviews on Misaeng, Weightlifting and Reply 1988. Pretty sure, your review on Prison Playbook is also on point (haven’t watched it yet).

    Knowing that you like those kinds of dramas (thoughtful, deep and moving) I recommend you watch tvN’s Live! The lead is Lee Kwang Soo (not sure if you’re a fan of Running Man, but anyway)~ Seriously, it’s a great show — not saying it’s perfect. Sung Dong Il is there too!!! And you know how great an actor he is. It may be dragging at times, but I assure you the heart of the show is really something worth watching. Hope you do add it on your Watch list. 😀

    Keep it up!

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    • Aw, thanks antitled, for your sweet, encouraging words! ❤ Also, hi5, that we feel so similarly about so many shows! 🙂 If that's the case, I'm pretty sure you'd enjoy Prison Playbook too 😉 Thanks for the recommendation on Live – it wasn't on my list before, but now it is, thanks to you! I hope I end up enjoying it as much as you did! 🙂

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