Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

I somehow ended up with 10 beans this year…and 2 cdrama beans as well. That’s the most I’ve ever had. It would seem I’m not working enough.

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These are my favorite songs (according to Spotify) of 2019. There are more than just Highlight and Day6! Lol. I’m quite liking the playlist though. Share your favorite Spotify songs of the year! The surprises on mine: The Rose, Sunmi, and FTIsland).

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Oh. My. Heart.

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Just read this interview with Jang Hyuk, just after he was done filming MY COUNTRY. What an introspective guy. @pakalanapikake, @wishfultoki, @kiara, @msrabbit

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    Thank you @prettysup and @ally-le <3.

    When Yi Bang-won's name is mentioned, Jang Hyuk comes to mind.

    With his reputation and experience as an actor he is still so passionate and dedicated just like Kim Yeong-choel and Ahn Nae-sang. I am so glad that Se-jong and Do-whan were able to work hard alongside their idol. A lot of actors don't get that opportunity.

    The biggest draw for MY COUNTRY was this amazing talented and dedicated cast (young and old) and PD Kim. Incredible job from beginning to end.

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    He really just seems like a…alright dude. Like, he can leave the characters he play at work and never brings it home.

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    Thanks for posting.

    I admire his attitude about taking on supporting roles. He’s so passionate about acting.

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    Thank you for sharing this! He indeed got what he wanted with his pathetic ending on the throne. Great acting.

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    He really is passionate about acting and his mindset is admirable!

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    Thank you for tagging me. Bang Won is my favorite character of Jang Hyuk after Dae Gil. I always appreciate actors who are dedicated and who works hard to improve despite having long history in the industry. He is such an easy going guy in real life too from what I’ve seen of him in reality show. 🥰

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    @ally-le Thanks for sharing this with us!

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    Thanks so much for tagging me, @ally-le — and @prettysup for posting it. What a great interview. 😉

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@bcampbell1662 for your winter playlist:

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    GAHO ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Thank you. I love a music rec. I like his voice, that bit of husky to that higher note. But you left that comment about his voice on my Dylan post. I love Dylan’s voice and his way of phrasing, but it is unique to him. So, when I read that I was preparing for a Kprean Bob Dylan….I didnt know what to expect. It took me a moment to realize that was not what I was hearing. 🤣

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    Anything Gaho is just <3

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So fitting this was published today, on Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for this venue, where we all come together, from different walks of life, and are able to find solace, comaradarie, and a knowing nod. http://www.dramabeans.com/2019/11/family-drama-history-repeats-itself/

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone! This is what I’ll be doing!

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That feeling you get when you’ve written your heart, like it’s out there, vulnerable, but hasn’t been acknowledged by anyone yet. You feel incomplete until it’s acknowledged. That’s what I’m feeling . #themeofthemonth #thewaitinggame

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#theuntamed #ep31 #oof😭

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One of the best decisions I made this year was watching The Untamed and My Country at the same time. Now, because My Country subs are MIA, The Untamed has eased the waiting pain. #weiwuxian #ep30

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    But, there’s no guarantee that there’s no pain with the UNTAMED.

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      It’s a different type of pain! 😂

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        I’m ok with pain in dramas, not in real life!

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          I’m a bit weaker. When I know pain is coming, I tend to postpone it 😔 but with the UNTAMED, that was like a 30min postponement then the addiction came in and outweighed my drama PTSDs and I have in.

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Did a “tongue out Tuesday” post with my white dog and today it’s my black dog (Yin-Yin!).

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Because it’s just a Bo Gummy kind of day…

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I just noticed Lan Zhan’s eye shape—stunningly artistic. I don’t know of it’s make up (eyeliner) but if it is, I need that make up artist in my life.

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    I don’t see any eyeliner, but he does have somewhat of a slight double eyelid

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    He does wear eyeliner. In a bts he comments how Xiao Zhan’s eyes are so pretty while he has to wear eyeliner (while having eyeliner put on at the time) 😁 he does have beautiful eyes though.

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Tune into Love. I just love shows with a radio theme. I could write an essay on this one. But Kim Go Eun and Jung Hae-in just make it that much better. And the cinematography is to die for. Love!

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My Country will have to wait tonight as I’m here watching some friends and their makeshift band (there’s 5 of them) and be teenagers again. Maybe I’ll get up and sing later. We’re no Day6, but we wouldnt be here if we were. Happy Friendsgiving!

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SO MUCH JUST HAPPENED in MY COUNTRY ep 9!!!!!!!!!! I was not ready for that! I knew it would come, but can’t we enjoy one full episode of the reunion? 🥺

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I just opened up DB and thought the Beanie page was kind of cool. Besides for the two water maids, each beanie has a different level—and high ones at that. Also, welcome new Water Maids!

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    He looks so good in red AND with a fan 😍

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    Jang Hyuk brings so much charisma to any part. His stage presence is 200% compared to the people around him, no offense to the rest of them.

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    I’m torn between the two in this clip. I think Woo Do Hwan has what it takes to mature into someone like Jang Hyuk.

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    We’re all fans of the man and his fan.

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      Especially you, right? Which do you like better? The fan or the man? 😜

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Y’ALL! My Country. More happened in a hour than 3 episodes of another drama. And it’s all just riveting. I have to credit the actors. I wish Jang Hyuk was in every sageuk. He makes boring dialog exciting! #thefanisacharacter #mycountyep5.

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    I might try this after my rewatch. Which other drama are you referring to?

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      Not referring to any one sageuk, just all of them. But Moon Embracing the Sun would be one. He would have done the ML better service. The kids just ran away with that show. I need to watch Chunho now.

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    @ally-le—Have you seen Money Flower? Jang Hyuk never looked more gorgeous. He’s brilliant, broody, heart achingly romantic (from a distance), patiently revengeful and perfectly, perfectly groomed. Directed by the PD of The Crowned Clown.

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      Oh! I knew he was in this, and it got a ton of awards. Lots of great actors were in this.

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I’ve succumbed to the peer pressure: Untamed ep 1-5 done. It’s only because my hubby is on a business trip and I have nothing better to do. I’ll save you any gifs or screenshots though. But the more mature, stoic lead is only fracking 22-years-old! How is that even possible? It’s like when I first saw Yoo Jin-Goo in Jackpot/The Royal Gambler and thought he was 30-years-old and he was like 18. 😳

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    During my first watch, I had a hard time getting through the first few episodes but wow, you finished 5 already!

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      I was watching it while finishing up charts for work and the episodes (after ep 1) are all less than an hour. It zipped along quicker that I expected. I had seen half of the first episode several weeks ago with my husband and he didn’t want to continue, so I was able to skip that too. I’ll probably be able to get another 5 done today as my kids will be at a fall party tonight. And then my husband comes back home and I’ll be watching MY COUNTRY again. It may be a couple more weeks before I get to watch this again (when he goes on another trip). I intermittently binge watch, I guess!

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        You’ll get past the slower parts soon then. It was really hard for me to not press the play button for the episodes after that. 😉

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    I began watching 2-3 weeks ago… I’m only at the beginning of Episode 8 😅😅😅

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      You haven’t even gotten to the good parts yet! You need to hold out until about ep. 15 when all the action starts happening.

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    Ahh! Yay you started The Untamed! WYB is pretty freaking awesome! 💕

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    Welcome to The Untamed Club! I struggled with the first few eps, sat on the fence over the next few and at some point and fell into the rabbit hole. Hang on @ally-le it gets better and better!

    WYB was only 20 when he started filming The Untamed, he celebrated his 21st birthday on set.

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      Well, that’s not any better. 😆 I’m terrible at guessing ages of Asian actors in shows. These shows have them acting so much older that their real age. I guess it’s a testament to their skill though! I always think to myself that if my mom had me when she was 20, I could easily be this guy’s (and YJG’s) mother in another life (which is crazy).

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        I googled both leads before I started the drama. I thought he’s gonna be the typical idol actor plus he looked like totally a kiddo to me. I was so wrong.

        If you get into this drama, you will get to enjoy all the awesome BTS that comes with it.

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          Like the BTS of how Xiao Zhan chased poor Wang Yibo around with a ‘cute’ bug on his birthday. They are like brothers 🤣

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    Yay! It may be too early but… welcome to Suibian/Untamed Beanies Club! 🐇🐓

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    It’s crazy that the one who acts younger is 6 years older then the one who acts older. They both did a phenomenal job though. They both became their characters for me. I couldn’t see anyone else in their roles.

    But the first few episodes are confusing. Then they are a little slow as they establish the characters and world and then the obsession hits. I started getting addicted around ep. 15 and then I just got more and more obsessed as the drama progressed.

    Hope you enjoy it and welcome!

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      It is! Which I actually feel better about. He’s adorable!

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