Magical Radios, dramatic soldiers, blended families and lots of great friendships: 2016 a year end review  

Hello again!!! I finally got the girls (Nelly and Erl *waves*) back for another combined post. After “W” I was afraid we would never work together again.

My Love for end of year list is humongous, I read every single one I see. So I was very excited to put this one together.

The rules were simple: 1. Any show that aired in 2016 2. It can be SK, Taiwan, China and Japan 3. only get 2 picks per question and one honorable mention ( I suck at following my own rules).  Lastly 4. Only shows that have finish airing. I have tons of love for mermaids, weightlifting fairies and goblins, but they can’t be in this list! Also keep in mind, these are our opinions, life would be boring all loved the same things. Lastly guys there may be spoilers so please beware. Let’s get it started!  Continue reading

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Currently Watching: Shopping King Louie

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The last time I saw Seo In Guk, his drama High School King of Savvy received critical reviews. I mean, a teen who fell in love with a much older woman, definitely screams protest from all around. But to be on the fair side, she behaved like a high school kid, too. I enjoyed the drama for the most part and took the issue lightly. After all, it was only a drama and the ending was satisfying. I missed watching his I Remember You but I will certainly add this into my next to watch drama.

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Back to Shopping King Louie, I was not planning on watching it. It got great reviews and to be honest, I was trying to find an alternative to Jealousy Incarnate. The show infuriates me with the tug-n-pull plots between the OTPs. Thank goodness Shopping King Louie isn’t like that. In fact, this show is so refreshing to watch even though it is quite predictable. Or not. You know me, I love to be surprised and pretend I know nothing *laughs*. Plus, I love amnesia. Not on me, of course!

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Yes, amnesia is the main topic in this drama. Louie is the second generation chaebol but since his parents’ passing, his halmeoni placed her precious grandson far, far away from home. In Spain, to be exact. In a giant mansion. With maids and one loyal butler. Wow. When can I get a life like that? Wow. Louie is definitely spoiled. He does not have to lay a finger on anything. Whatever he want, his wish will be granted. Except for one. He doesn’t get his freedom. Being stuck in a mansion is a lonely life. His butler will chaperone him everywhere. Ok, now I don’t envy his life. Anyway, his uncle wants him dead. So he hired some bad bikers to kill Louie. Clearly because of the inheritance. Same old sh*t. Greedy family member. And Louie woke up forgetting who he is and where he should be. This is when the show gets funnier.

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I really enjoy watching Seo In Guk as Louie. His casual acting really awe me. His cuteness, his silliness, his quirkiness really makes me happy! I must say this is his best role ever since Reply 1997. You must watch him. He speaks cute Spanish. He speaks cute French. And the way he carries himself as Louie is squee-worthy. It almost feels as if the role is meant for In Guk.

Okay, let’s be frank. There is nothing new with the story. The happy ending is almost predictable. But what I love about this drama is the acting. So carefree and funny. The scrips were well written. And the OST, oh my I’m totally in love with all the songs in this drama. I need to buy or download it soon. You should, too!!!! Anyway, Shopping King Louie is a must watch fall drama. With three episodes left, I can’t see how the writer will screw this up. Really I can’t. I’m currently watching episode 13 and this show still makes me laugh out loud!

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Just Watched: Another Parting

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Another Parting was on my plan to watch list. I got curious and asked Max sunbae on Twitter. He said, “I’m hopelessly biased of course because it is Wang Ji Won’s first lead, but bearing that in mind, I thought it was quite good.” That’s a good enough reason for me to start watching it. Besides, since this web Korean drama is only 5 episodes long, with each episode about 10 minutes , I thought it was good of my time to catch up on it before going to bed.

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This drama is weird but quite good. An alien inhabited a dying person’s body and was asked to figure out what makes a human cry. This alien took Young Mo’s body and searched for a human. He met Ha Na who was about to jump off the bridge. She had a tough life and so Young Mo approached and asked her reason for crying. And then we were transported to a different scene where the caused of Ha Na’s tears was due to her recording manager. Young Mo was ready to kill him but it didn’t end up that way. Both Young Mo and Ha Na decided to escape instead. For what or why? I don’t know!

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After that, it was a bit mystery to me. I wasn’t sure what happened. It seems that once Young Mo disappeared, Ha Na had a deja vu. She saw herself… like another person resembling her ready to jump off the bridge. I guess she was able to convince herself to not jump. Life goes on and then we saw her performing in a club. One of her viewers is a guy that looks exactly like Young Mo. She walks toward him and kisses him immediately. Well, what kind of guy who doesn’t like to be kissed by a pretty woman like Ha Na, right?

maxresdefault (2)I was completely bummed out when Another Parting ended. I know web dramas are always abstract. But, just so you know, if they develop this story well, we could get another time travel or extra-terrestrial drama! I’m just saying… *wink*

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Taking A Dare! -Asian drama Style Day 21 to 25!

30 day challenge

Day 21: Your favorite ahjussi romance.

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Me: Not really an ahjussi romance but Lovers came to mind! Wae? Mr. Dimples was in it. Enough said *giggles*

Mari: Not an Ahjussi romance… A grownup romance “Last Scandal of My Life” 

Erl: This is tough. Which one? Does Marriage Contract count? I’m confused.

Sada: The Spring Day of My Life… it was a beautiful story.

Day 22: Your favorite noona romance.

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Me: This is easy! A Witch’s Romance! Who doesn’t like it? Imma get ya if you raise your hands!

Mari: while I do love A Witch’s Romance, I have to go with the original. “My Queen” Ethan Ruan might be a douche in RL but in this show he made all my feels be feels! Followed by Dal Ja’s Spring!!! 

Erl: A Witch’s Romance. Oh so dreamy! And I am currently listening to the OST. Coincidence? Hmmm.

Sada: Flower Boy Ramyun Shop any day…and Dal Ja’ sSpring…one of my all time favourites.

Day 23: Drama where the child portion of the story was better than the adult one.

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Me: I typically don’t like the child portion but Can You Hear My Heart storyline was one of my favorite ones. They were sad and the kids were believable. The adult part was fine but I just couldn’t stand the angsty!

Mari: The Moon That Embraces The Sun!!! Those kids could act circles around all their adult versions. Especially the two leads who was just a crappy written (the male) and a very pretty piece of wood (the female) 

Erl: The Moon That Embraces the Sun. All of my favorite teenagers in a show, I was really happy. And they were great. I love the grown up version as well but we’re talking The Moon That Embraces the Sun so I’m completely biased because Jung Il-woo the guy who makes me cry, always. *sobs* 

Sada: The Moon That Embraces The Sun…it’s a universal answer.

Day 24: The unhealthiest drama OTP who were better off not being together at all.

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Me: Urgh I can’t think of any!

Mari: Recently I would say the OTP for Oh Hae Young Again. Bad couple! Just bad! The next is the OTP for High School King of Savvy

Erl: Kwon Ji-hyuk and Im Soo-ah from Shut Up: Flower Boy Band. I just can’t, sorry not sorry.

Sada: Thorn Flower…still hoping for end subs.

Day 25: Drama character you’d actually want to date (not just lust over).

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Me: Jang Geun Seuk’s character in Love Rain as Seo Jun. Don’t ask me why… He made my heart pitter patter like mad!

Mari: Li Da Ren!!!! LI DA REN LI DA REN!  From  “In Time With You” ask me on Twitter & I’ll tell you why! 

Erl: Enrique Geum just because I have a thing for geeky talkative, fun loving guys. 

Sada: Yoon Yoon-Je aka Gukkie love from Reply 1997

Song of the Moment: Going Back In Time…

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I suddenly miss the Reply series and started to browse for the OSTs. I started listening to Reply 1994 OST first and it made me miss oppa so much! And then I saw this MV and I went beserk! Tell me if you don’t miss Seo In Guk and Eun Ji combo!!! They are the most awesome OTP couple to date! Seriously, I can’t even put into words how much I ship, ship, ship them on and off the screen! We all know Eun Ji is like the best girl next door to date! Hmmm, well at least in my kdrama dictionary! And Seo In Guk… Well, he is not only cute but he’s the best dork ever! *hands on cheek* What else can I say? Geez, I wish we all could go back in time and live watch Reply 1997 again together. Won’t it be fun? *grins*

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Let’s bring some love back to small screen!

Master’s Sun: Spooky Timeline-Cap Episode 17

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Update: OMG I found out that this post never get posted! I apologize to whoever that have been asking for it! I thought it did and apparently didn’t. I’m embarrassed but never too late, right? *blushing* Sadly, I do not have the time and energy to get the screenshot for this episode due to my laziness. Forgive me for my shortcoming, yeoreobun. I promise to do better next time. *bows*

Yay, we are at the finale!

ADGirl: I am ready when you guys are. Just watching “Just You” While I am waiting.

missienelly: Ok. Putting kiddo to bed now.

ahsokaseoul: Let me get on my big computer.

missienelly: I’m here. I’ve no connection. I’ll brb. My Viki app is failing. Grrr I’ll be watching it from big tv or laptop. Sorry ladies. I’m ready! Sorry again ladies

ahsokaseoul: ADGirl? She’s not on? Is she still at hockey?

missienelly: I don’t think so.

ADGirl: Sorry guys you can go ahead and watch, I am watching Just You with my daughter and we are having a great time laughing and watching it. You know when you can watch A-drama with friends or family takes it while you can.

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missienelly: I saw her online. There she is! Are you sure, ADGirl?

ahsokaseoul: So you want to watch missienelly?

ADGirl: Yes, I can watch later.

ahsokaseoul: Ok. missienelly let me know when to start…

missienelly: Ok. Just put your comment here later, ADGirl. Let’s start now!

ahsokaseoul: Play?

ADGirl: I am sad I am not watching the last one with you guys. I will add my comments later.

missienelly: Play! I’m at 0:37

ahsokaseoul: 0;28

missienelly: Ok great! Meow looks very confident. Yeah she’s a changed woman.

ahsokaseoul: She doesn’t look happy though…

missienelly: Money again… She’s holding something back. Loaded hahaha

ahsokaseoul: Meow is bragging about money?

missienelly: Hahahaha she enjoys drinking too Awwww turning off her radar. Is she lying? Hmmmmmmm

ahsokaseoul: Get drunk and see if you don’t see ghosts

missienelly: She’s lying!!!!

ahsokaseoul: A drunk ghost..

missienelly: Hahahaha

ahsokaseoul: Is she possessed again?

missienelly: Yes! King to the rescue! ROFL

ahsokaseoul: Good she was fffffreaky! Lol Take this wasted woman!

missienelly: Awwwwww How did he know?

ahsokaseoul: He’s the King…

missienelly: Aaaaaaaaaa

ahsokaseoul: Wae?

missienelly: Gotcha! Look at him…. Aiyayay! Lol seduced in many ways!

ahsokaseoul: Goodie a drunk Meow!

missienelly: Lolol Cat!!! Meow!

ahsokaseoul: MEOOOWWW!!!!

missienelly: ROFLMAO

ahsokaseoul: Dying of laughter

missienelly: Cheri! Lol I’m going crazy myself too!

ahsokaseoul: Oh Gawd, he speaks French too! *melted into a puddle of water*

missienelly: Develop voluptuousness. Just a sentence, enough to pop our cherries lol

ahsokaseoul: CEO I really missed you *bat lashes*

missienelly: Why she came back after 374 days? Why didn’t she come back sooner? So dramatic lol

ahsokaseoul: Why? King didn’t care if you saw ghosts…

missienelly: Hey, easy woman. Exactly!

ahsokaseoul: I would say Stubborn!

missienelly: She’s playing hard to get perhaps. Fighting!

ahsokaseoul: Try harder to seduce me. Fighting!

missienelly: *Fist palm* hehehe Bang Shil bang Shil lol Hahahaha wrong answer, uncle!

ahsokaseoul: I love you! lol

missienelly: Hahaha

ahsokaseoul: I know who wears the pants in that marriage!

missienelly: For sure! He’s like a big kid hehe Make a “mark” and marry me lol. This cheap mouth guy hehe He laughs funny!

ahsokaseoul: Yeah! Kang Candy fell for little sun!

missienelly: Obviously hehehe

ahsokaseoul: I know *giggles*

missienelly: Uh oh Candy Kang!!! Oooooh He’s driving nice car!

ahsokaseoul: Dog Manners now

missienelly: And black whiskered what? Whale!

ahsokaseoul: LOL

missienelly: Too funny!

ahsokaseoul: I don’t even think she heard or cares…

missienelly: Coz she’s in love! Hehe He smile! Who? Lol

ahsokaseoul: She renovated houses after talking to ghosts! Lol

missienelly: She’s using full use of the ghosts! Hahahaha it’s King’s now. Sweet talk him over the phone?

ahsokaseoul: King bought her house to hold on to it…for business reasons of course.

missienelly: His finger is looooooong! I was like that originally.

ahsokaseoul: Sec. Kim!

missienelly: Cupid Kim! Bravo!

ahsokaseoul: Bravo!!

missienelly: Whoa! Look at her jewelry.

ahsokaseoul: Pregnant??

missienelly: Gasp! Good job, uncle!

ahsokaseoul: *thumbs up*

missienelly: *cough* Hahahaha Saranghae…. Yo

ahsokaseoul: The trash can ghost.

missienelly: He’s kinda funny.

ahsokaseoul: Change that lipstick, Meow! Eeeww

missienelly: I know! Too over powering with her hair color.

ahsokaseoul: Awww

missienelly: Aha! Wife and mom in law? His family?

ahsokaseoul: Wife and daughter?

missienelly: Yeap

ahsokaseoul: The lottery killed him!

missienelly: Aaa now we know…

ahsokaseoul: Now what about the coffee ghost?

missienelly: So sad…. A family man.

ahsokaseoul: King to the Rescue!

missienelly: That’s sweet, King! Dress too? Good deal! No wonder she’s ghosts magnet. Shining like a sun

ahsokaseoul: Who’s the Masters Sun? King to Meow or Meow to the ghosts?

missienelly: Aaaah coffee ghost is also in coma? Good question, ahsokaseoul! He was her master but now she’s his master lol

ahsokaseoul: Are you tantalizing me?

missienelly: Wicked! Lol

ahsokaseoul: Really wicked..hehehe The Aunt said her name right!

missienelly: No more Bang Shil *smiles*

ahsokaseoul: No more smile… pause

missienelly: Yeap… I like this confident in meow. Pause

ahsokaseoul: Play. Sorry where are you?

missienelly: Ok. Trash ghost and King.

ahsokaseoul: kk

missienelly: 42:53 Play?

ahsokaseoul: 43:35

missienelly: Ok

ahsokaseoul: I’ll catch up.

missienelly: No, I’ll catch up *sticks tongue out*

ahsokaseoul: That’s what I meant *sticks tongue out back* Let me know when to play.

missienelly: Play. Uncle will be a good dad

ahsokaseoul: Awww

missienelly: The boys! Reunion time before the end…

ahsokaseoul: Yep

missienelly: Kang Woo! Little sun will be jealous if she sees both of them. Famous little sun. Red path = red carpet?

ahsokaseoul: It’s too late in the series for that.

missienelly: She’s going to tell him! Did you see his face? Lol

ahsokaseoul: The Uncles eyes just got huge!

missienelly: Lol ROFL Aigoooo Hey, this set looks familiar. From Goddess of Marriage!

ahsokaseoul: *squee*

missienelly: Look at her! Stick thin! Awwwww Squeeeeeee No discount?

ahsokaseoul: Meow bought the whole building….

missienelly: I love Cupid Kim. Hahaha he’s waiting for her text

ahsokaseoul: pink pants and sweater

missienelly: Cute fashion!

ahsokaseoul: Sun of death…

missienelly: Phantom of the opera ringtone? Is she proposing??? *jaw drops on the floor* Will you come to me?

ahsokaseoul: Will you come to me? It sounds like confession to me…

missienelly: Not that lipstick! Provocative clothes!

ahsokaseoul: Lol

missienelly: He’s in checkers bow! Flowers too! So romantic!!!

ahsokaseoul: Lol I don’t know who else could be romantic in THAT bow!

missienelly: He’s not just going on a date either Meow, but with some other ghosts too! She proposed! She said it!!!

ahsokaseoul: Yes!!!! *squeeee*

missienelly: Kiss kiss kiss *OTP’s cheering squad* Awwww he still has the necklace…

ahsokaseoul: If she doesn’t kiss him I will…

missienelly: Squeeeeeeee Yes I love you!

ahsokaseoul:Melt…

missienelly: The best! Right?

ahsokaseoul: They were both kissing each other

missienelly: Put me in charge of everything? Uncle you’re in trouble! Kang Candy!!!! Handsome!!!!

ahsokaseoul: Red Path is the red carpet 🙂

missienelly: Yes! Kiss! C’mon… He’s shy! I had to kiss my cat coz he wouldn’t lol

ahsokaseoul: Aww Meow’s sister…

missienelly: They’re suitable together. Oooo! Deja vu? Phew just flashback. Obligation to seduce me bahaha. Steve Jobs!

ahsokaseoul: You have an obligation to seduce me lol

missienelly: That’s a demand hehe Is this it???? Awwwwww good ending. Sweet sweet sweet.

ahsokaseoul: Yes, very good ending!!!

missienelly: Thank goodness not a Big ending! Can’t wait to watch Heirs next week!

ahsokaseoul: Should I take Big off my TBW list? You guys seem to not like it… No don’t tell me…

missienelly: Just watch up to ep15. I enjoyed it. But final episode ruined it all.

ahsokaseoul: Oh well, I’ll probably watch it anyway. Thanks for watching with me!

missienelly: I can’t stop humming Lonely love.

ahsokaseoul: Night!

missienelly: Not a problem, night!

ahsokaseoul: It’ll be in my brain all night!

missienelly: Let’s wish we dream of SJS hehe

ahsokaseoul: Jalja

missienelly: Eonnie, jal ja

ADGirl

I know you both are probably in bed; I am going to watch it now.

I cannot tell you how much fun it was to watch a couple of episodes with my daughter of Just You. Her commentary made it even funnier. I was glad to laugh hard. She wants me to wait and watch more with her. I will watch ahead and watch with her. OK off to watch the Final episode.

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While I am commercial of the wake up time…. YAHFREAKINHOO! What a great beginning. I laughed so hard at “What are you now? A Dog? A ……” “Meow” “Meow”

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One of the funniest sisters’s ending so far! All the ghosts, to how Meow admitted she missed King. King saying “Keep trying hard to seduce me.” Hwaiting! And then shivers. Swoon thud

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AWE Cruella and ROcky how sweet.Sister and Cheap mouth…That’s it King get into her life every way you can. We are routing for you.Yay, the Aunt is pregnant. So happy! Well not so happy now. Poor woman cannot carry babies. No wonder why she loves King so much like her own.That just makes me want to take all the bad things back that I said about her.She only wants the best for King and for him to be happy.

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Cannot take the smile off my face. Her call and invitation. Him talking to the dead french lady LMAO

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Love Love Love it!!!!!!!!!!!! SSSSQQQQUUUUEEEE! It is almost 2 AM and I just finished. I hated the commercials by the end they started coming about every 3 minutes for about 1:30 min… Drove me insane. So I will give a better comment write up tomorrow when my brain can function.

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For now off to bed and dreaming of our beloved couple.

Currently Watching: King of High School

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Another noona romance drama! Who’s with me on this one? *screams happily* It’s Seo In Guk! Kyaaaaaaa…. I was so ecstatic when he decided to be in this drama. I dunno, there is something about this boy that I like. His quirkiness, his cuteness (not over the top), his half open eyes, his perfect body (can’t forget that, can we?), and his perfect voice. Ever since I saw him in Love Rain as hipster Chang Mo, I got extremely curious. When he took up the lead role as Yoon Je in Reply 1997, my attachment for him became concrete. Acting is so natural to him. It feels as if he has done acting gig for a while… I’ve seen almost all of his dramas now except Rascal Sons (I am not interested) and Another Parting (I am interested and will watch it). On top of that, he has done 2 movies in 2013. This Superstar K winner and alumni has everything under his belt in a short period of time. I’m very impressed! If only I could pat his head right now… No, no, no. I wanna tackle him from behind and ruffles his hair… You dorky cute In Guk, you *smiles*

Hehehe a little overboard, aren’t I? Sorry, just a little affectionate towards him. Let’s get back to his drama. High School King of Savvy. What a title! I prefer it High School King. For me, when I first heard the title, I thought it is a drama of a popular male student in high school. Well, it is partially true. Seo In Guk plays an immature, naïve and clueless student in his high school. He’s famous as a fearless and incredibly talented hockey player. He even has his own cheering squad. By “cheering squad” means one person, just one… Yoo Ah, who cheers him all the time. She’s definitely cray cray over him. No other girls are allowed to cross path with her Min Seok. Her Min Seok. Her husband. Yeap, her madly one-sided love towards Min Seok. I thought Na Jung from Reply 1994 was cray… It turns out, Yoo Ah ousted her big time. Ooh yeah, she’s one scary girl even I got irritated and intimidated by her.

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So here is the deal with High School King of Savvy. Min Seok’s hyung supposed to come back from overseas and reported to his work in a prestigious advertising company immediately. But… for some reason we have no idea why, his hyung asked Min Seok to take his place in the company. It seems that his brother is in a hideout. So with the help of two people in that company, Min Seok came to work disguising as his brother. No one has any clue because apparently he and his hyung are so lookalike they both could pass as the same person. Obviously now we know that In Guk is playing two characters in this drama. Anyway, he met a quirky temporary worker in his brother’s (his) team that has been working there for two years. At first, it was out of pity to save her from losing her job, Min Seok started falling for her. Soo Young, the quirky yet innocent-like worker has feeling towards Jin Woo, the handsome yet cold director in the same company. So can you picture the triangle love in this drama? She later found that Min Seok is as same age as her sister, the psycho Yoo Ah. So how will they turn out? Will she continue going out with him? He’s an underage, it is hard to see going out with him let alone to fall for him. She’s 10 years older than him! *facepalm*

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Originally, High School King of Savvy started as 16 episodes long. And all of sudden, they extended the series to 18 episodes. I’m not sure if it is a good thing or bad, it all depends on how they introduce Min Seok’s hyung into the show. My last episode was episode 14. So I’m dying to know… Would I recommend it? Most people dropped it because they can’t stand how immature Min Seok is. Why am I not dropping it? Well… Reason #1 is Seo In Guk. *shrugs* Of course, right? Reason #2 is because he is a high school student and it is so obvious that how a young teenage boy would behave with his crush older than him. Reason #3 is even though Soo Young is much older than he is (most people are disgusted by the age difference), her level of maturity is extremely low and I hope that this experience will wake her grow up a bit. Reason #4 is that this show reminded me of another noona drama (as pointed out by Erl), Flower Boy Ramyun Shop.  Anyway… If you’re okay with these reasons, *smile* c’mon, let’s watch it! If you are not okay, then don’t watch it. I personally don’t mind because I think it is cute and it gives me pure entertainment. After Witch’s Romance, I sure need another noona romance drama. And I got one! *cheers*

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