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Beans of Wisdom: Puppies and secret doors

This week in Beans of Wisdom…

dangerousgoods noticed something familiar about the new trailer in “Comic book hero comes to life in W–Two Worlds,” comment #9:

Absolutely loving the unintentional homage to A-ha’s Take On Me music video. I wonder if these lovers will also be chased down due to their barrier breaking romance?

And right below it, drivebyknitting says the same:

Is anyone else suddenly getting flashbacks to A-ha’s video for Take On Me or am I just old? Perfect looking guy from a comic coming to life and wooing a girl with some fighting thrown in? I see no difference!

Of course now I have the literal version stuck in my head.

PIPE WRENCH FIGHT!

Though Aylam has a small request:

YEAH!! I was thinking the same here!!! Oh man~ Please, don’t say we’re old, it sounds better if we say that we’ve good music culture lol

Here’s a sample of “good music culture”:

 

A makes a case for Jang Hyuk’s character in “Beautiful Mind: Episode 2,” comment #6:

I actually think that most of what we consider villainous is actually misunderstanding, and I love that about this show. I was especially struck with the rooftop conversation after rewatching the show, yeah the whole ‘wanting to see your expression’ thing can be taken at face value (hah), but I think he actually did want to see it? He collects expressions on his wall, what if he’d actually never seen it before? It also explains why he gets all up in people’s personal space – he has to see their face to gauge their emotional state. He’s not a particularly nice person and that works to his detriment, but I think he seems ominous because we’re projecting, and that’s fascinating.

While angieya is frustrated at dramaland police in comment #7.1.6.1:

But there is a black box in her car which recorded the whole “accident” but of course nobody even thought of it, urgh.

And Sylvia wants better gangsters:

Those evil henchmen driving that sketchy van must be dumb as well.
Why why why commit murder in a public street in a busy metropolitan city such as Seoul. Did they really think there won’t be witnesses?

Even small-time kdrama loan sharks know to cut off fingers in abandoned warehouses and murder people by throwing them off isolated ocean cliffs.

Writer-nim, you better give me a good reason.

 

In “Mirror of the Witch: Episode 13” comment #13, anon2001 has had enough with a certain villain:

Why does everyone believes what Hong Joo says?!!
It’s so frustrating when the only reason they are having problems is because EVERYONE believes all those outright lies she is sprouting.
It’s like no one has a brain when they are around her.

To which Elle replies:

As frustrating as this is, I find this realistic. People know they shouldn’t trust Hong Joo. They know they shouldn’t listen to her, that she has an ulterior motive and paying attention to her is a terrible idea.

And yet, she has this way of preying on people’s prejudices and fears. She manipulates the Queen Dowager’s longing for her son, the King’s desperation for a cure and mistrust of QD, and now Poong-yeon’s despair over Yeon-hee. She knows exactly how to speak to these people, when to whisper half-truths and when to outright blackmail them. They know she’s a snake, and she never denies this. But she’s a snake who somehow makes sense. There are far too many people like her in real life tbh, and they’re just as frighteningly effective.

Maybe Hong-joo is Kang Do-young‘s ancestor?

 

Meanwhile, some Beanies continue to be selfless in the name of art. Such as Chiisan in “Yoo Seung-ho and his image ruination for Kim Seon-dal,” comment #6:

Wait, did Yoo Seungho just say he needed to experience love to sympathize with his melo character? I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!!!!!

 

bogoshipda shares this BTS gem in “Doctors: Episode 3” comment #14.4:

Btw, you have to check out youtube bts for the puppy alone.
And rewatch ep 1 the scene when HJ got home after the bar fight and got introduced to JH by grandma. She angrily walked past JH and closed the door. There’s another innocent victim of HJ’s anger… =))
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT2rOrNIqGU&app=desktop

 

angieya also has a question about Namgoong Min in “Beautiful Gong Shim: Episode 13” comment #10.1.2:

I’ve been wondering about his height for quite some time. Like a lot of others in k-entertainment his agency was definitely generous about his official height (1.79m or 5’10….I think it’s more likely 1.74m or 5’8)

Which Alessar answers with empirical evidence:

We can actually answer this question! In My Secret Hotel Namgoong Min came out of the bathroom wearing only a towel and Jin Yi-Han’s character became super-threatened by his ripped, muscular body (“What does this guy eat, nothing but horse meat?”) So, he made a point of emphasizing he was taller so the two actors stood toe to toe in bare/sock feet trying to prove each was taller. JYH was right about 2″ taller and his height is listed as 5’11 (so assume 5’10.5) so Min’s almost certainly 5′ 8.5″.

Now we know what after-shower scenes are for.

 

Beanies have different ways of coping with the cryfest that is “Dear My Friends: Episode 13”. bugs_bunny writes in comment #6:

i hear you odilettante… i make sure to watch each episode uninterrupted, coz i don’t want to cry more than once in a day:( thanks for your recaps, as always!

will wait on the next recap, tissues are not enough it seems, time to grab a towel…

While business-minded WM says:

I gave up and just grab a new box of tissues every weekend before I watch the new episodes. I am seriously considering buying stock in Kimberly-Clark, the company that makes Kleenex. The actors are so good, the production (everything, even the wardrobe) is so well done, they could do an hour on the aunties brushing their teeth and it would be completely entertaining.

Oshi has some pretty but melancholic words about this episode:

Sometimes you lose little pieces of yourself every day and then grow more the next. eventually though the pieces you lose outnumber the pieces you gain. You can’t stop it. All you can do is hold on to what’s left until it’s all gone.

 

But back to puppies, PollyRose writes in “Doctors: Episode 4” comment #14:

Somebody asked in the previous episode’s recap what happened to the puppy. I think I found him: he has pinkish orange hair and follows Hye Jung around the hospital looking like all he wants to do is cuddle.

I see no difference.

 

Lots of beanies saying goodbye in “Oh Hae-young Again: Episode 18 (Final)” starting with Sam in comment #1:

I hate to say goodbye to this wonderful drama but after feeling satisfied with the end, I can say that I will forever remember it as one of the best kdramas I’ve ever come across. I’ve never liked Mondays coz it’s always so tiring but this drama became the main reason why I’m always full of energy during the days of its air. Thank you for making me get through Mondays and TuesdaysAnother Oh Hae Young ! The love I have for you isn’t 89%, it’s 100%

Dede writes in comment #21:

Whenever a drama that I really love ended, I have this kind of lump in my heart. Sort of heavy feeling to move on. The feeling that you are really satisfied but sad because you want it more. But you also want it to end because the ending is so beautiful (doesn’t matter if it is happy ending or sad ending) and you don’t want to ruin it. This is how I feels about this drama. And other drama like Marriage Contract, 1 Litre of Tears (Japanase), Misaeng, just to name a few.

And Juntao has this to say about the polarizing nature of Oh Hae-young:

When it comes to our opinions, we are all different. These posts just prove that fact. You will get differing opinions on just about everything in life. You can pick anything, your favorite food, the best movie that you’ve ever seen, your favorite restaurant, etc. and there are sure to be people out there will hate it as much as you love it. And you may say to yourself, how is that possible? We are all different, that’s why, and that’s the beauty of it.

 

BigBangLover has something to say about the end of “Lucky Romance: Episode 12.” In comment #14:

DIRECTOR-NIM you have committed a great crime!! Why would you close the door at the end of the episode. I had to see what they were doing mainly for research purposes…

Miranda replies:

If Bo Ra is up and interacting next episode, we’ll know EXACTLY what they got up to.

 
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That puppy bts made my day. Now that I think about it, I miss seeing Bara-shi on my screen, I hope she makes a cameo in Drinking Solo.

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If I didn't see wrong, Barassi is coming back in Let Fight, Ghost!

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Barassi had a short cameo this week in Lucky Romance and yes, we'll see him back next week in Let's Fight, Ghost. Squeeee.

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hi everyone. i just wanted to do a fun little survey here.

Question: What's the most angsty kdrama you've ever put yourself though?

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BTW: I think I would have to choose either Rooftop Prince or Moon Embracing the Sun. those put me through a lot of stress LOL

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I just finish watching this drama in wee morning. marathon style. 2nd time I watch this drama and It was definitely had a lot angst moments esp when yeo jin goo and Kim soo hyun would cry.

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If by angsty we mean the drama that caused ME the most angst, that would be 38 episodes of Endless Love with HJE. I suffered through that hoping for JKH to finally get together with his lifelong crush, which never happened.

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It's a tie between a lot of old-school Noh Hee-kyung and a lot of old-school Lee Kyung-hee. Though for pure angst for angst's sake, LKH might win.

I mean, how do you choose which one is angstier between Sang-doo, MiSa and A Love To Kill?

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Definetely Secret 2013 for me, it always make me cry...
@yisoon another HJE drama

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Lol. same. I couldn't get over it for more than a month. The Hwang Jung Eum-Ji Sung pair was dysfunctionally addictive. Their chemistry was so crazy that I didn't care if they were enemies or lovers.

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the 1st five episode, especially after she get out of jail really broke my heart, it just so hurtful and I can't believe how someone can do it to her,

she didn't deserve that treatment but I knew that kind of story in real life too, so it makes sense for me but still hurt

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Definitely "What/something happened in Bali".Watching that had scarred me for life!*shudders*

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+1! I felt I needed therapy after watching WHIB! I now warn my friends before recommending it so they won't end up with drama-induced PTSD. ?

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Yes, yes, yes! How many of us needed therapy after that one?

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As if the machinations of the antagonist were not enough, THE KING'S DAUGHTER, SU BAEK-HYANG aired during the Sochi Olympics and 12 episodes were preempted or otherwise lost. Instead of five episodes a week, it seemed like only 2-3. Toss in the delay for subbing, and it was utterly nerve-wracking... Ahhh, the good ole days of my early Kdrama thralldom...

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I think Cinderella Sister for me. I bawled almost every episode and you can see why if you had watched the drama or read the recaps here. It's angsty for the angst sake.
But then I have watched quite a few angsty dramas, 49 Days, Autumn In My Heart, and WHIB.

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Oh yes, Cinderella's Sister was so angsty but so addictive. If I have every dollar whenever Chun Jungmyung looked at Moon Geunyoung with his tortured look, I'd be rolling in cash. If I have every dollar whenever either sister accusingly yelled at the evil mom, I'd be raining cash on every beanie here.

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Missing You, no question. That drama - aside from the murders - was basically just Yoon Eun-hye lying and crying.

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I have to give her credit for this much, though - she put in a good performance, though the child leads were the ones who really carried the weight of that drama.

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(and I can totally see why this was the role that woke dramaland up to Kim So-hyun's potential as a future leading lady instead of perpetual second lead, all at the young age of 13)

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Lol at 'Missing You'..My cousin, my sister and I became emotionally drained watching that drama that we also missed the ending. (My cousin lost the copy of the last episode and nobody even bothered looking for ways on how we could finish it even until now).

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49 Days. I'm still not over it...

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Oh I could forget this one. This made my heart hurt in so many ways

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omg I forgot about Nice Guy/Innocent Man! that shiz made me cry too. it was like Too Intense. idk how i managed to get thru the whole thing but i did haha. tbh SJK looking so sad and broken up would prob make me wanna weep in general.

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It has got to be lovers in Prague. That was one of the first dramas I watched. And I felt so many things watching that drama. Joy. Anger. Anger. Anger. Joy. Sadness. Anger. Ahh. Frustration. Anger. Joy. Anger.
It has one of the most annoying second leads(both male and female) ever. Oh my God. Anger.
And the female lead got so annoying towards the end. Like she pursued the guy for so long. He rejected her so many times. She was so persistent and then he fell for her. But after that, she started to reject him. Like what? Then why did u make him fall for u?
I'm sure you can tell by this post how angsty that drama was for me. The worst thing is i still love that drama. Sigh.

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Warrior Baek Dong Su - I still get bit teary when I remember this drama.. yeo un T^T

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49 days. and that was after knowing that the ending was "controversial" to a lot of ppl. i didnt mind it but i still ended up crying all thru the secondary couple's tragic backstory. and i am not a big crier haha.

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Good question. Me thinks it's Secret with Jisung and Hwang Jungeum. There's just so much tears.

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omg this was actually hard to pick just one buuuut the most angsty kdrama I've ever watched would be Kill Me Heal Me. Like there was so much emotion in that drama and JS and HJE were amazing. I'm pretty sure I cried every episode lol. And the worst part is, on a boring day when I'm all caught up with dramas and have nothing to do I go back and rewatch it and sob my heart out every time :')

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Autumn in my heart = Endless angst

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*eyes get teary just from hearing the drama title again*

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i think Fated To Love You...

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When I was younger, I cried a lot during Stairway to Heaven. So yeah may be stairway to heaven
But dear my friends had me cry a river too. Does that considered as angsty too? ㅋㅋㅋ

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God Gift 14 days

It evokes so many emotion inside of me

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What Happened In Bali and I'm Sorry I Love You. Why both had So Ji Sub ?

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I think I'm currently watching my most angsty but that might be because I'm caught up in the storyline.

I Do, I Do - Taiwanese

Otherwise, some beanies mentioned a good one. "Cinderella Sister" with all the look, yelling, and scheming ~ my first makjang
Cunning Single Lady - wasn't too angsty but after ep 7, every action the 2nd leads made was toxic and left too many characters crying all the time

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Definitely. Tree of. Heaven. And Stairway to Heaven. Those two just about killed me back when i first saw them in early 2000s. And they still do even when i see them again.

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we are not old, we are from the 1980ies. the last decade with a unique character. The 1990ies were just an ecclectic mess and the 2000nds are nostalgia for the past. 2010s are the future that was LATE. you failed the 1980ies generation, 2010s! we had it all planned and you don´t even have a hoverboard. f you

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The failed of hoverboard is on the 1980-ies, 2010-ies only has 6 years while the 1980-ies dream it for 30 years, enough for making new adult age with one dream
(if 1980-ies wants it that much, why it didn't happen earlier)
For us, the 1980-ies are the oldies who create the world for 1990-ies, 2000-ies and the 2010-ies.
We are grateful but we're not responsible for your dream, you made this reality for 2010-ies.
We are not late, ecclestic mess or nostalgic, we just young.

Sincerely
The younger generation
(peace)

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I'll second that! I don't agree with everything but I don't agree with the (joking) accusations.

1980s is not old. And A-ha's video has been mentioned without fail in almost every W-Two Worlds post. This wasn't a new discovery.

Every era had its effect. Maybe 2005+ seems to only steal from others but we just look on the past with affection and honor the best of the best.

I know redfox is talking to the years as themselves, like personified. So yeah, where is my hoverboard 2015? Only thing I got from the BttF trilogy is that I would soon have a hoverboard. I was 5 - 10 years old when I saw the movies (and science challenged) so I wouldn't be inventing it. Who failed to give me a hoverboard? (And those pretend ones don't count.)

Much appreciation and respect
With some major teasing,
A '95 liner

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Amen to that!

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As always, everyones comment was awesome. But I gotta say BigBangLover and Miranda was seriously the best. Like Director-Nim this is called LUCKY Romance, which means we are all supposed to have luck and happiness after watching it right? U can't leave just showing the closed door. I need to have proof that your tiger sign works, you know, to defends Bomi superstitions.. Cough cough. seriously episode 12 was awesome. Love their relationship! Two giggly dorks!

And Oh Hae Young Again is over. How will we live with Do Kyung and Hae Young not on our screens every week?!?! Thank you for being amazing and being added to my lists of total crack dramas.

Love you all and especially the dramabeans staff! You all are my heroes/heroines!!!!

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Maybe he's saving the "After Door" scenes to stretch it to one whole episode. I refuse to believe they're gonna use the last 4 eps for angst/separation/noble idiocy *delulu wishing*

It's gonna be 1 ep of Tigering
2 eps of Dal-nim kicking Amy's ass and making Ryang-ha beg on his knees
1/2 ep of Gary making better sandwiches
1/2 ep to explain the Chicken Ajusshi stuff

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I know what I'm going to be googling tonight :
My secret hotel
Namgoong Min
Towel
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Alessar's post is definitely a Public Service Announcement, you will thank her/him.

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I'm a guy and you're welcome!

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OMG. I just recently saw that clip at instagram. So imagine how hilarious it was for me when Alessar mentioned it. (I was the one who opened that "height forum" )..But damn. That after shower scene is definitely hot hot hot!

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Here is the shower scene :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mejaqeAO_fo

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Bless you. :D

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loved that scene! loved that show!!

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LOL BigBangLover and Miranda's comments made me hope that LR episode 13 brings us Bora running a marathon and enrolling in college ?

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First Germany wins against Italy in the craziest penalty drama, now I made it not just once but twice in a BoW...is this real life?! :-D

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Omg... I'm with you!!! Ger - Ita match today is breathtaking... 3 hours long... and Ger won in the end. :D And I also made it in BoW. Today is great!!!!!!

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+1

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I made beans of wisdom! *faints*

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Me too! Yay!

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Thanks for another earworm! I managed to miss A-ha the first time around...

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Re: After shower scenes...is that what they compare?......Heights? Ohh..I learn somethin' new everyday.

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Yes. The lead guy surrendered to the fact that he will never win to NGM in body department. So he just compared his height to him. Lol.

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? omg, Beanies be so funny ?

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