15 things to do during Chuseok week while there are zero new dramas and zero drama news
- Memes. Meme everything that can be memed, and some that shouldn’t. Mock dramaland kisses. Meme Gong Yoo’s hair. Gif every puppy expression Seo In-gook has ever made. Tag them #lolbeans, even though hashtags don’t work on our site, because technical difficulties #wails. Send them to javabeans and ease her despair.
- Make lists. Watch lists, wish lists, backlog lists, grocery shopping lists. Listicles, which once seemed like harbinger of the imminent collapse of literacy and good taste, are now the premier information delivery vehicle.
- Create random fanwall games and follow along just to see how many other Beanies are as bored as you. Scavenger hunt. Word chains. Telephone.
- Drama mashups. Create elaborate fan trailers of a hero from one drama falling in love with a heroine (…or hero) from another drama, a la Rooftop Fashion King, Baker King Cinderella, or Hunter over Flowers. Make the Goblin fall in love with Hong Seol. Coffee Prince versus Prosecutor Princess. Have Chun Song-yi fight the Mermaid for any and all the Lee Min-hos.
- Learn to wait. Patience is apparently a virtue.
- Although, apparently so is Beauty, and f*ck that shit.
- Drink responsibly.
- Take your time watching the existing shows to fill the empty hours. I mean really take your time. Who says an hourlong show has to be over in 60 minutes? Not if you hit pause every time it gets slow, forget what you were watching, rewind to cover the same ground twice, maybe thrice if you’re really ambitious/motivated/mind-numbingly bored. Luckily, there are tons of boring shows on right now that are ideal for this exercise. #glasshalffull
- Cosplay, obviously.
- Cosplay as a lesser-known drama character and see if anyone can tell who you are.
- Bonus points if you manage not to get arrested.
- Mentally recast every single show that has disappointed you, ever, with improved fantasy casts.
- Take a random drama scene and re-create it in real life. Don’t explain yourself, just throw yourself into the scene and see who gets it. In the real world, this is called performance art.
- Now that you are an artist, rewrite that awful ending to that drama—that one that really sucked. You know which one. Send it in. We’ll call it There, I Fixed It.
- Take the best-made, most highly regarded drama you have seen and overanalyze its plot to nitpick its every minuscule flaw and shred its self-esteem. More than usual, I mean.