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  1. YES. Your post made me nod my head so fast it might have fallen off!!! This drama has stolen my heart so quickly I couldn't believe it. It was the little moments (like the part I bolded in your post) that really did it for me. This drama is almost too real, too relatable for me. Not that I would actually move into someone's house before ever meeting them, or that I'd walk the city streets at night in my pajamas. We always gotta give way to the Kdrama quirks, otherwise it wouldn't be a Kdrama. But seeing and recognizing myself, or parts of myself, in BOTH our leads, in just those two opening episodes got me attached faster than I've ever experienced before in dramas. Some more of those little moments that I felt for so acutely: --Ji Ho coming back to the dinner party after having seen that jacka** with his secret gf. She puts on the most convincing smiling face she could, it actually hurt me that she wouldn't even let herself get obviously upset. --Ji Ho's face when she got on the bus after 'the kiss'. I felt like we didn't even need to hear that voice-over from her later at the end because all of that was already written in her face that moment in the bus. --Ji Ho repeatedly underlining her notes as she listened to the jacka** go on and on about how a character who graduated from Seoul Univ wouldn't/shouldn't wanna be just a writer. Ugh he's got such a punchable face too. --Se Hee enumerating his carefully arranged plans from retirement to his death. You see, this scene was funny as heck to me. I love this kind of humor. But this is also a moment I found a part of myself in SH. I could relate to the kind of contentment he wanted in his life. What I also love about the drama: everything that's unromantic about it. Like the kiss happening right after the neocortex story, or when SH explains the kiss like it's a business theory and a football reference, or just everything about that marriage proposal scene LOL. So dang refreshing. Also refreshing: the leads like each other or at least appreciate each other as people before even getting to the romance part. I'm just so excited for what's about to come Show, hwaiting!!!
  2. [Drama 2017] School 2017 학교 2017

    Ahh I was behind on episodes while I was away from civilization for 8 days!!! Thankfully I survived that LOL. Now I've caught up and I can't contain the feels waaaa aaaaaaaaaa My TaeHo/Lemonade couple going official on Episode 12 reminds me of my Swag couple going official on Episode 12 hehe. My heart will be fluttering for a whole week!!! I will happily wait for subs and I'll be re-watching episodes while waiting for next week's bwahahaha. The thing about this show, this writer-nim is that there's always so many things for us to be happy and grateful about!!! Ever since they made Bo Ra's journey an optimistic and promising one instead of going through the bleak/suicide route last week, I felt the show truly soar. Because not only do we have a lovely OTP, we now have more characters growing and slowly realizing why they should value and enjoy their youth while it lasts instead of constantly feeling like the world is against them and the weight is all on their shoulders. And now that the TaeHwi bromance has finally kicked in, and we're looking into Sa Rang's story, following Hee Chan's path to self-destruction or maybe redemption? (nah? Too late for that, is he?), and even the girl bully's story, there is just so many things to look forward to and we only have 4 episodes left!!! I'm just saying that I came into School 2017 expecting that it could never overtake my BIG love for School 2013, only to find myself obsessed with it 12 episodes later. The team behind this show is awesome. It's an underrated show and I wish more people especially young ones, discover it later because it really gets better every episode. Right now I'll just be enjoying the ride to the finish line
  3. [Drama 2017] School 2017 학교 2017

    Thank you @0ly40 for the preview!!!! But now I need help cause I can't stop replaying bahahaha.
  4. [Drama 2017] School 2017 학교 2017

    Reposting cause I love all that you said Totally agree. I like that the relationships in the show are all likeable. It makes us want to stick with them until the end. Just to add on to those ships, I like Grim Reaper's growing fondness for the kids and his softer interactions with Teacher Shim as well. Also the gym teacher. He's a little low profile, doesn't like to cause too much fuss but he clearly has his principles too. I can't say the same for that female teacher though, she's just insufferable at this point. And I'm glad that we don't get much of the trio of bullies right now cause getting to know them later (if we do get there) will be less distracting from the X plot now. I do see some signs that there's more to those girls - - the way they dress and behave doesn't seem to hint that they've been growing up in the happiest of environments. But right now it's "less is more" when it comes to them. I'm hoping we don't go the suicide route with Bo Ra's storyline cause that would be more predictable. I'd like to see if they'll tackle mental health directly instead, maybe address peer pressure/depression/isolation. I'd like to see if the show can handle her situation well.
  5. [Drama 2017] School 2017 학교 2017

    EEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! EunTae is seriously super cute. I honestly have not gotten over that BTS moment in the gif by @jaszz. I love them both on-cam and off-cam! I actually started watching this show since it aired, though I wasn't very hooked at first. Now, 8 episodes in, I'm invested in all the characters. I even felt a bit bad for the principal when he got kicked out of his desk LOL. When it started to rain in the last scene this episode, I legit screamed. I knew then they would try to recreate that genuine BTS moment. I'm glad PD-nim/writer-nim did! It made me so happy <3 Now we just have to wait a week, which seems like a month now. I hope the ratings get even better. Rise, School 2017, rise!!!!!
  6. I checked just to see if anyone mentions the box set hihi. I got mine today. SO UNREAL. I miss this forum! Take care you guys!
  7. Even though we're still waiting for confirmation, somehow it just doesn't matter to me. So much squeeee. So much joy!!!! Wow I love them so much
  8. Was gonna back read now and then compose something to say about this episode (the last scene!!!) but nah, you pretty much got it covered as always. Hehe <3. But seriously that scene made me so happy and content for the day. Shiny Boy!!! In my head for a good 8 hours now. Must get some sleep. Brb guys lol.
  9. Aaaahhhhh! I caught the end of the live stream! I need subs now!!!! Waaaaaaa I think I love Mush & Co.'s debut song though it may be CY's. I'm also really excited to hear HG's song recorded by SR. The music and scoring in this show is just oh so good. Exactly how I wanted it to be. I also feel like there will be no time skip after all which I'm happy about!!! Han Gyul-ssi now that you've smiled that way, please smile more!!! *melts into a puddle*
  10. Hope you guys had/are having a great weekend. The weather here where I'm from is getting much better cause spring is finally here. Still, I'm more e̶x̶c̶i̶t̶e̶d̶ impatient to watch Liar this monday than any activity I have planned this week hahaha. Just here to say I'm happy to see TLAHL get some more love from the Dramabeans staff other than the recappers. Joy is legit stealing all the hearts Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching by DB Staff April 15, 2017 javabeans The Liar and His Lover: Okay, so this was the show I’ve been waiting for—the kind that makes me eager to watch episode after episode, rather than feeling I have to try to keep up, and sticks in my mind even when I’m doing other things. It’s not perfect: The dialogue can get unrealistically drippy for my tastes (I cringe when it gets cheesy and push through it), I find the editing occasionally choppy, and the supporting cast is inexperienced. But despite all that, the show speaks to me with its breezy feel-good spirit; the tone, the mood, and the heart are all very engaging. And for once, I can absolutely see why everyone is fascinated with the same girl, and why they find her special. Joy is delightful. HeadsNo2 The Liar and His Lover: I really like how the show is giving So-rim higher and higher stakes as it progresses, because she’s just so good at portraying raw emotion. Everything you need to know is written on her face at any given moment, and while her tendency to cry at the drop of a(n admittedly important) hat could sometimes nag at me, the show does a great job of reminding me that these issues really do matter to her. She’s still a teenager at the end of the day, and with all these forces suddenly pushing and pulling at her, it’s no wonder that she finds herself at a crossroads. I’m kind of not rooting for the main couple, actually—not unless Han-gyul can learn to separate his personal feelings from his music, but then again, what kind of composer would he be if he could? http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/04/team-dramabeans-what-were-watching-47/
  11. Episode 8 and me: The previous episode was really made to prepare us for the mess that is this episode. Jeez Han Gyul could not catch a break there. Wow. Lumping dad/bros/ex-gf/career/current lovelife issues in one episode. I didn't even think that was possible. Well. It's certainly not like it's the end of the world for him, but if the goal was to break him and make him wanna run, and for us to want look away from this chaos, then they achieved it. It was hard to watch. Surely they could have spaced out everything that happened here into two or three episodes, no? But I guess we were building up to this all this time. Like I said at the start of the drama, everyone in that company is stuck in some bad loop. Now they're fed up. But for them all to pile up on Han Gyul like that, I just couldn't watch it. I wanted to grab HG from the screen and get him away from it all. But then he takes it out on So Rim of all people. Gah. Though I knew he would, cause she's the newest person to come in his life and as it seems to him--also his only hope. But why put her in a corner and use her feelings like that???? Aish we were making progress with you Han Gyul!!! I know this has to happen for HG to wake up and learn his lesson, but I really really really do not want him to lose So Rim in his life. I also do not want So Rim to stop loving HG. Waaaa. Waeeee. Whyyyyy. Ok rant over. Have a good week you guys
  12. Awesome post! I said the exact same thing about the fluffy sweater when I saw it make an appearance in this drama! Hehe. In my previous post I mentioned that I strangely warmed up to CY this episode, and I suspect that that may be the case for me too--that I'm falling for his trap. On my second viewing of this episode, I started to think about how CY may actually be the one to take advantage of So Rim's age and situation all along. Unlike HG who knows how impressionable SR is at her age and doesn't use that to his advantage, CY has done this several times. He knew about the HG-SR connection first and used that to get ahead of HG as SR's producer. Remember that he even unfairly played the guilt card on HG to make CEO Choi stop convincing HG to produce for SR so he can finally have a shot instead. Then after he successfully made HG out to be the deceiver, he got to be there to cheer So Rim up of course. Then he opens up to So Rim now just before he brings up his trust issues, which he has now used to make So Rim feel the need to take sides on this whole producer tug of war thing. I get that it can be more complex than that, and that CY is clearly also just a person who constantly feels unappreciated and unvalidated. And in this episode I really did feel like SR and CY can build towards a partnership where they both could benefit from the inspiration and belief they can have in each other and themselves. I like the idea of So Rim, as his fan, being able to help a desperate CY get out from this lonely and miserable hole that he's been stuck in for a while. And in return, he helps SR survive the industry without her personality getting sucked out of her. The thing is though, SR already has someone who is the best fit for that role. I'm much more interested in watching HG and SR help each other out and bring out the best in each other while making wonderful music together. CY adds nice tension here, but I don't think I'll like it if the show makes it so that he always gets the upper hand. I also thought that CY didn't really earn his way to get SR's loyalty. He can't just call dibs on SR and call it a day. He's maneuvered his way to get there, and he's shown signs that he may not even fully believe in SR's potential (as seen last week with his opinion about lip syncing on the show or not). So yeah we should all be careful with Chan Young, lol. Still I'm rooting for his character growth. Every time he is made to feel small, I am always there with him. I can't help but want to believe in his concern for So Rim and his desire to make her shine. But he's mainly doing this for himself, while HG wants the best and does things for SR and SR alone.
  13. Just awesome. Lovely post, chingu. Especially the part I put in bold. That's exactly how I feel about So Rim too. I love her. Hahaha yeheesssss it's great to have @dhakra here! Awesome episode!!! Musical moment at the beginning made me SO giddy and cheerful. I'm such a sucker for these kinds of moments. The new So Rim/Chan Young dynamic got me intrigued and excited because I'm actually the type to welcome a good love triangle and second lead if done right, and I find myself believing the budding connection between SR and CY. I don't think she'll ever get swayed and have feelings for CY (don't go there, show) and I'm not sure myself whether CY is interested in SR beyond making her his musical muse. But I like that there can potentially be genuine trust between those two. I dunno how to explain it but I saw CY behaving differently with SR this episode. Hopefully it's a good thing. We'll see if things change later on. I know I was more inclined to dislike CY in previous episodes but he isn't written to simply be the jerky guy to stand in between our OTP. I'm actually invested in his story and journey. The true nuisance character in the show is obviously that annoying girl classmate of So Rim's. So uselessly causing pain and harm and trouble in this story. I get that HG now is being all cautious around SR because of how young and impressionable she is right now, and I like how he's not being too forward or pushy on her. What I love even more is he doesn't treat her like a kid, all patronizing. But I also can't wait until that point when he can be forward with her. To level with So Rim's refreshingly open and honest manner. They keep mentioning this 3-year contract with Chan Young thing so I feel like the show will let that much time pass before the romance can truly take off. Right now though, our OTP is just super cute. I was squeeing over them the whole time. I'm in love with Han Gyul. I just. His teary-eyed look of pride? love? after SR's performance caught me off guard, and then the way he got so excited after that performance, and then during their day together. I seriously love him.
  14. Sorry to cut your awesome post chingu but, This! That's it, HG's version is my favorite. I can't help but smile whenever I think back to that moment. Oh my heart Stumbled upon this awesome blog that recaps the show and I really enjoy reading the blogger's take on the show, especially on the recent episode 6. LIAR AND HIS LOVER: EPISODE 6 April 5, 2017 · by CozyBooks-and-Life · in KDrama, Reviews. · Main Points: So-Rim’s band does have a name. Han-Kyeol’s chasing So-Rim now, hee! President Yoo takes an interest in So-Rim Different takes on performing are discussed https://cozybooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/liar-and-his-lover-episode-6/
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