Beanie level: Noble idiot

here’s my idea for a drama: hallyu star/idol stumbles across a drama-recap site that is literally the most supportive group of fans ever… (contd below)

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    he gets himself an account, befriends these lovely people, becomes one of them. when scandal/tragedy strikes and his image looks like its going to collapse, this group gets him through it. iamong these new friends, he finds his OTP, a band of friends he can banter/bicker/debate with, and several mentors who help him become a better actor and person. eventually his fame skyrockets, but he maintains his presence on the site, active with these awesome people who supported him always.

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      Cast it! Who’s writing it? Who’s directing? I’d watch it.

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        i need help with this—but so far i’m thinking Kim Eun-sook for the writer—i knows she’s top of the line, but i love her dialogue and the way she develops multiple characters in depth. I feel like this show will have a lot of fun characters that need flushing out. Lead could be…Park Hyun-sik or maybe Park Bo-gum?

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          Oh I love that man. And he can handle complex characters and fluffballs. Good choice! Who should his otp be? If you go noona I’d say Lee Bo Young. If you’re going same age I’d Nam ji hyun

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            oooo both good choices. i was thinking also along the lines of gong hyo-jin or park min young (my absolute faves).

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          i’d like some of the side characters in the blog community to include: Kim Mi-kyung, Park Ji-young, and Do Ji-won—-heh im already over budget :p

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            What about a hardworking candy girl who comes to the blog community as her one respite from the world to post about her biases?

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            yes to candy. i like that idea quite a lot.

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the ending of FMW #10 is just about perfect, but my absolutely favorite moment in this episode was this one #squeee

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    OMG, YES! Meow. RAWR.

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      I was like, “Omg, that means that if they were both sober, something could’ve gone down. Omomo.” I mean, they were already at the “Oops, We Did It” (lol, that name) motel, so there’s that.

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        heheheh yes! and he was just SO SERIOUS about it. another glimpse of DM as a man a grownup not just a fun guy buddy. i feel we didnt really see that until the last ep, where he finds AR after the fight and is so earnest+tender with her, and we see it again here–where he’s obviously aware of what he could do and would like to do, but he also seems to realize that if he moves too “suddenly” she’ll “scatter”; that he needs to wade in, carefully, if he wants to AR to acknowledge her own feelings. i just love it. i love that he has this side to him and PSJ does such a good job portraying that.

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          Yes, I’m totally loving how Dong-man’s being all sorts of cute and swoony with Ae-ra–especially in these past couple of eps. Ae-ra did ask if they were having a “some” kind of relationship (which, I thought was really cute that she did notice that something was different about them and brought it up, rather than pretending she didn’t feel the change), so I liked that Dong-man kinda answered her question in the last ep by telling her that they should stop taking detours and date officially. You see, what I also thought about his “Alcohol saved you yesterday” statement was that if they were gonna do something together, he’d like for both of them to be alert, aware, and most importantly, sober, so that they were both on the same page and knew what was going on. They may tease each other and give each other a hard time sometimes, but there’s no doubt these two respect each other and wouldn’t do anything to hurt the other.

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            yes. I think you are spot on. I took “Alcohol saved you” to mean the same thing. That even though HE knew what HE wanted, he wasn’t going to push himself (physically or emotionally) on her when she wasn’t totally sober and conscious and agreeable. Their respect for each other really shines through in this show—and also the fact that they are both great people. I mean, he is a genuinely good guy for having that standard.

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          Yes! Exactly! 👌🏼👍🏼👏🏼

          These two are great individuals–they’re genuinely good people, they’re fun, they respect others (and themselves!), and more, so they’ll become even stronger together. 💪🏼

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    it took me a while to actually process what that meant. But when it sunk in I was like ” Give a tissue! I need to wipe away the invisible tears.”
    He’s such a gentleman. And in the recaps (don’t remember which one), they mentioned that Dong Man is actually really smart and sensible when it comes to Ae Ra. That scene confirmed the theory. Me Is Happy!

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    I loved this scene! And where she wiped her nose on his sleeve. Bahaha!

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is anyone watching Bad Thief, Good Thief? any good?

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    *raises hands* Me wants to know too! *sits on edge of seat*

    50 eps is a big commitment….

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    I’m not currently watching this drama but last week I also asked if anyone was watching this. A fellow Beanie was kind enough to respond that she had watched the first episode. She described it as slow-moving and makjang.

    Other than this, I haven’t heard anything else about it.

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squeeeeee. when i said Fight My Way episode 9 was the best ever, it was only because i hadn\’t seen 10 yet 😍😍😍

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    “alcohol saved you yesterday” 💜💜💜

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    I was kinda mad at the fake out, but then the rest of the episode happened 😍 and now I’m glad it was fake, so they could have a proper beginning ❤️❤️❤️

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      aww yeah!! i wasnt mad about the fakeout, but i think that could be because i figured thats how things would play out. plus i loovvved the flashbacks and the cuteness elsewhere. as you said “then the rest of the episode happened.” 😍

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Hi! I\’m looking for a new drama—something grand and romantic with REALLY good otp chemistry…smthg like My Love from the Star, Descendants, Queen In Hyun\’s Man, etc… Any ideas? <3

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    not a sad ending though, please. 😀

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    Master’s Sun, Greatest Love, It’s Okay It’s Love – sorry I’m Gong Hyo Jin trash

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      hehe 🙂 but she’s the lead from Jealousy Incarnate, right? I just discovered her in that, and I’m a huge fan now. thanks!

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      Everything she is in is gold. She is my fave actress.

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    Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.

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      i did see this one (later than most people though)—soooo cute.

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        Princess’s Man. I don’t watch a lot of epic romances so I am running out of ideas. The Best Love, Jealousy Incarnate, and Oh My Ghostess had really good OTP chemistry but are rom coms.

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          these are great! thank you!

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          Does Princess’s Man have a tragic ending? I’ve heard it was such a good show, but I thought I also heard it has a sad ending, so I’ve avoided it.

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    Another oh Hae young has great OTP chemistry.

    My love Eun dong, I wished the final otp got together a long time before they actually did.

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      good to know! thanks 😀

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      thanks for recommending Another Oh Hae Young! I had heard good things, but it never really seemed like something I’d like–but I gave it a try AND LOVED IT. the otp chemistry is sooo great—and so are all the secondary characters!

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        It IS great!!! My catnip is OTP chemistry. And the supporting cast is also amazing. Everyone has a place in the drama and adds so much to the story!

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    i’m just squatting here because thats my kind of drama and i’m hoping for some inspiration 😉

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    Goong, Coffee prince are classics! And super hot chemistry!
    Secret Garden is another one. So is The King 2 Hearts.

    I watched Goblin for the Bromance and the humor…..I didn’t buy the OTP at all. For me everything else in the drama worked except for the OTP and their story. Compared tot he rest of story and where they were going, the one of opt fell short. But definitely give it a try…the bromance is so strong that it makes up for everything this drama is not and more!!!

    Another Oh Hae Young is on another level, give it a try if you haven’t already!!

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      thanks for the insight on goblin. very helpful. as to your other recs: i’ve seen (and lovelovelove) some of those, but not “another oh hae young”– i like that actress a lot after “romantic doctor teacher kim” so i’ll definitely put it on my list! thank you 😁

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      just watched another oh hae young, thanks to you and ally (above). LOVED IT!! the OTP chemistry and the side characters were all so excellent. thanks so much for the recommendation 😀

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        I guess I disagree about Goblin. I liked the OTPs there. There are actually two OTPs, Goblin and Eun Tak, Reaper and Sunny. Some people preferred the latter, others the former. For me, both were grand, sweeping, loves that span multiple lifetimes. Still my favorite drama ever because of how well everything from the acting, music, cinematography, and writing just melded into a masterpiece. I was just so taken to another dimension when watching it. I still find myself rewatching the scenes with Goblin and Eun Tak now because their love was so sweet. Sure, it may not be the blood boiling passion of some OTPs, but it’s still love–quiet and supportive. Try it, I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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          thanks for this explanation! i’ve heard so many good thing about goblin—it seems like it’s one for the books! but i’m kinda creeped out by the premise—angel of death, creepy curse, goblin, etc. i’m totally sure i’m missing out but i’m super wary too. idk.

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            It’s not creepy at all! Just all the feels! And Goblin in Korean culture is not the same as western. Think of them as more like a leprechaun. And grim reaper doesn’t actually kill anyone, he’s just the messenger, guiding people to the afterlife. Ahh, he’s so beautiful too!

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Park Ji-young is goals on *so* many levels—including this look (Jealousy Incarnate). Subtle…but nothing subdued about it; muted but still compelling. #kbeauty

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go bo-mi! proud of you, girl. totally shipping bo-mi and ks too. 😍

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this is random, but are any of you georgette heyer fans? i keep thinking that some of heyer\’s books would be so great as kdramas (change the setting, obvs; set them in joseon or present-day or etc)

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whaaat i leveled up!!! noble idiocy, i\’m here!

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    wait? who are the noble idiots? is that the people who “cant love you because you’ll be hurt if i do so we must part and never meet again for your safety”? eyeroll emoji. need to level up again quick.

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      Haha, that moment of realisation! Thank you for the laughs!
      And congratulations on your brand new Noble Idiocy!

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    Congratulations!

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her character isn’t popular right now (but i have faith!) but her look is *on point.* LOVE the bold coloring and its contrast with her skin. Also if i could get that kick, too… #kbeauty

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aaaaaah. how am i going to wait a week to see the next episode of Fight My Way????????????

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finished chicago typewriter and now having to come to grips with the fact that it\’s over. such a great drama. i need more 😭

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    I hope Yoo Ah In does a romantic period movie some day, he´d be iconic.

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but also remembering it’s friday

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me waiting for wednesday now like

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Am I the only one who kinda likes YJ (Suspicious Partner)? What she did was AWFUL, but I\’d be willing to forgive her (like I did w/ EH). I want her to end up on the same team as JW BH & EH in the end.

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ok how much do you love the staff spotlights?!?! 💜💜💜the questions are so great! and the whole thing makes me want to know more beanies now…so…what was YOUR first kdrama?

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    mine was FAITH. i was frequently stuck in bed due to a complicated pregnancy and a friend sent me her dvd of the show. i think i’d only heard of kdramas once before that—i knew literally nothing—but this friend and i like similar stuff so i was happy to try. and i was hooked AT ONCE. i googled everything at first (incl why there wasn’t more kissing 😜), and FAITH has its share of problems, but it was the perfect gateway for me 💕

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    Mine was Dae Jang Geum aka Jewel in the Palace. Next was My Name is Kim Sam Soon. And after that Goong. I don’t remember the order after that 😁😁

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      i feel like Jewel in the Palace keeps coming up in conversations lately, and now i’m starting to think maybe it’s a sign and i should add that to my queue 😊🤔

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        It has a very very high production value and very good story and characterizations. But at 52 episodes and with the story-telling style of last decade it might feel too draggy and angsty for those used to today’s miniseries. But I loved it then and still love it today.

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          hmm yeah 52 eps is a bit of a commitment…but maybe i’ll keep on my list if i’m ever stuck at home/in bed again for a while. thanks!

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      Mine was Secret Garden – I initially watched it for the body swapping but that didn’t happen til episode 6 but I stayed for the laughs, the OST and as it was my first kdrama I didn’t get annoyed with the tropes (which I probably would now haha).

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    secret garden! stumbled upon it through youtube (after watching two taiwanese drama’s), the ost was my jam for a long time, realized that life before kdrama was so one dimensional, it really did enrich me 🙂

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    Mine was Coffee Prince 😍😍 it’s still my all-time favorite 😊

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    I’ve been watching Korean dramas all my life but I think the earliest ones I can remember fondly are The Legend (starring Bae Yong Jun) in 2007 and Princess Hours in 2006. Back then it was hard for me to access K-dramas but now it’s so easy to get them online and I’ve been watching them for a good 10 or so years at least!

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when i’m stuck at the office late on a friday night and see other beanies posting

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I can only watch one more show at this point, so which should I pick: Circle or Lookout?

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    Circle. There’s nothing like it airing right now.
    Just watch the first episode, and I guarantee you’ll be hooked. It’s delicious

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    they both have their charms but the fight for justice is so vibrant, cool and entertaining in lookout..that i’ll recommend it anytime anyday

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      so i started lookout…and i do think i could love it…but the whole “child getting murdered” is really hard on me right now. i had a baby less than a year ago and its just too…intense for me right now. but is that central to the show? or its just at the beginning (ive seen 1.5 episodes now). bail now or push through?

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    Both are good. If you love sci fi, Circle is for you. I prefer Lookout more because I am not a fan of sci fi. I just started for Kim Kang Woo and Yeo Jin Goo bec both are yummies.

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Am I the only one who thinks we\’ll see the pervert (Jang Won Young) from the Ep 1 of Susp. Ptnrs again? Isn\’t JWY is a little too established of an actor to have that small of a role?

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    I’m thinking that the murder that he saw (he mentions it to the lawyers) gets him killed, and it’s HIS murder that EBH “sees” (or would have seen had she had glasses on).

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      Yeah, that’s possible. I’ve assumed they saw the same body at the same time, but maybe not.

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        I assumed that, too, at first–but then I thought it seemed like his report happened before what she “saw”—but I could be wrong. the editing in this show is too tricky for me to understand a lot of times, so i often don’t get the order of things right.

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          I’m not sure either. I thought it was a flashback, but I could be wrong.
          Yeah, the editing can be confusing. In some cases, I think it’s suppose to make us unsure, but in other instances, it seems unnecessarily unclear.

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            agree with that so much. ahh yeah! possible flashback—that would make sense. plus, having only one murder seems much more likely, given that we’re already this far into the show. i think you’re right.

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all right, the hype got me: starting tunnel now!! 😊

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    I am SO tempted to start Tunnel, too…! But I’m watching like 5 shows right now, I can’t add another!!

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    I know right? Im this close to starting it too but then im gonna have too many shows at hand. But again, when do i not?

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      ha that’s how i feel too! there’s just not enough time! but i’m really intrigued so im gonna give it a go.

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