Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

I finished Chief of Staff in Japan, but I still haven’t processed the finale yet (Tae-jun, WOW) and now season two already started? 😫

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who else is turning up with the j-pop?! (REAL ONES KNOW)

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    What is happening? I know there’s Produce 101 in Japan but I’m not that updated.

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      Arashi put up all of their singles (including the newest one) on Spotify! They’re on YouTube! They have Instagram! It’s all too much! Haha

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        Oh you’re right! I felt weird to see so much Arashi contents on YouTube recently 😂😂

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Got all my dramas ready for my trip to… JAPAN! I never travel without my dramas, even if I don’t end up watching them. Haha. I’ll probably catch episodes of something on TV there.

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I miss watching dramas but everything feels like it takes a lot of effort these days. LOL 🙃

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    If you need to, it’s OK to take some time away and then come back when you’re ready.

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      I feel like I just need a GOOD break from a lot of things! 😞 Hopefully I can perk back up soon.

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Um.

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watching the episode of Master in the House (a variety show I ADORE) with Lee Seo-jin and remember how much I loved him in Trap. \”Was I that awkward?\” syghdfyusdgf

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I can\’t believe Jung Woo-song is almost 50 (he\’s 46). ZAAAAAAYMN

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Trying to decide what dramas to watch on a 10 hour flight and had a stress flashback about the time I thought it was a GREAT idea to watch Trap. If you know… you know. 🙃

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I miss watching dramas, but I\’ve been so busy…

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THE (NEW) LION KING SOUNDTRACK IS SO GOOD… still meh about the movie but omg. This album. 13 amazing songs. The talent. I\’m shook.

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Rescue Me 2 is going to be a drama I think about for a long time. Uhm Tae-goo is love and Uhm Tae-goo is life. 💕

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Rescue Me 2, Episode 14 — \”your sister calls me oppa\” FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU*K YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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    Ewwwww. Most disgusting thing he could say to him.

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      I could not BELIEVE he went there!!! I had to rewind it again and again because I was so shocked lmao

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I don\’t have any interest in any other currently airing k-dramas, so days without Aide/Chief of Staff and Rescue Me 2 are so… empty lol

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    I’ve been reduced to watching youtube webdramas

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Rescue Me 2, Episode 12 — Elder Choi really dropped a f*cking bomb on Pastor Sung and I\’m a loss for words.

(Also found out that Aide season two airs in November. Yay!)

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Watching Aide mainly because Lee Jung-jae is hot and Shin Mina is hot and I love them both… please be good 🙁

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    If only they’re not making it in seasons 😔

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      I’m not opposed to seasons IF they are absolutely certain that the cast will come back, quality won’t drag, etc etc like Breaking Bad. I don’t think shows with multiple seasons are terrible — they get a bad rep IMO. It’s just what’s bad is usually REALLY bad 😔

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        I have the feeling that whole drama is planned & the cast signed up etc, but they are purely filming and releasing it in two blocks of ten episodes?

        If that means the entire crew get a break between grueling filming sessions, I’m all for it.

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    I could barely keep up with the political jargon but I was still thoroughly entertained. Shin Min Ah is incredibly hot it’s distracting.

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      Distracting and unfair, quite frankly. And let’s not even discuss Lee Jung-jae with the aviators on… 💦

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RE: Rescue Me, Episode 10 – How the turntables have turned! Kim Min-chul is an asshole, but an asshole with a heart. The scene with the market owner made me cry though. So painful.

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    It was very sad. He’s the only who would stand up for him. People can be like that when they’re desperate.
    Save Me 2 is really good. It shows how humane the characters are. Except for the creep elder Choi, all characters have their own weakness/strength and are desperate. I’m mostly curious about the pastor. He knows Elder Choi is a fraud, but he’s also desperate to get recognition within his church. The teaser looks promising, he will do the right thing.
    (I hope the writer won’t pull anything crazy like Possessed. I love kdrama because it’s predictable. The good guy wins, just keep it that way)

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    Yes, that scene when it downed on him that he is totally alienated by this community was really powerful, but than he became his asshole self again and instead of doing something to save his sister for real, he just went to release his anger on Elder Choi, he may have heart, but in the end it’s always about “me, me, me” for Min Cheol.

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      Exactly. I can’t completely understand his actions when he goes back to his selfish behaviour after that scene.

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        I think that’s because his “good deeds” were never standing for other people, it were things that make him angry, and he just acted on his anger, after all he never really do anything for his mother but take money from her, and he stole tuition money from his sister.

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      @shach @mango
      This. This is why I keep watching Save Me 2. Min-cheol doesn’t change over night from grade A asshole to an earnest hero. Same goes with other characters.

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        I like that too! It’s a good contrast to Save Me with the ultimate lovable underdog Dong Chul.

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        Yes! And I actually really, really like him for that. He’s consistent. It’s frustrating, but he’s consistent.

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      I was expecting him to take the first bus to Seoul rather than going back to his house, but he’s acting in a way that only he knows how. I hope that the ending was just a ruse though, because he should know better than to act on his anger in this way by now.

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    That was a great scene. As I wrote in my fanwall, this served as a wake-up call for Min-cheol.

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      A wake-up call, but he still has much to work on and learn. It is a starting point.

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RE: Rescue Me, Episode 3 – Is it bad that when Kim Min-chul got bricked (literally) by Elder Choi, I was like \”Good. It\’s what he deserves!\”? LOL 🙃

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    I was quite horrified to see such violence coming from Elder Choi. I thought he was more of a manipulative guy who orders people to use violence, not himself.

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      Feelings about Kim Min-chul aside, I was shocked by that too BUT I had a feeling he was prone to violence (or at least not caring about hurting people) when he was driving on that rainy night/almost hit Min-chul and threatened that one guy’s wife.

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        Oh right. I just thought using violence in a public place was dangerous for his reputation but he wasn’t affected at all.

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          True true — and I wonder if he knows about Min-chul… who would believe him if he said the kind, Elder Choi (that everyone knows) beat him with a brick? Maybe he clocked him as a ne’er do well (that look in the cafe! scum recognizes scum lol) and knew that hitting him would have no effect. MAYBE.

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            Well, Min Cheol doesn’t give a good first impression so it wouldn’t be surprising if he was the one to beat up Elder Choi.

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          I wouldn’t be surprised if Elder Choi had criminal past, there is a lot of anger in his portrayal and I suspect he wasn’t always able to hold it in public. Still isn’t, but at least he waits until nobody watching.

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            I agree with you. It can explain how he gathered his minions too.

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    Me too, he was cavorting around being violent jerk and seeing him getting his comeuppance was quite satisfying. The actor portraying Elder Choi is really good, I had no doubt he will beat MC, you could sense rage bubbling under this polished surface.

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      He’s so good! I’m about to start episode 7 now, but I’m impressed/frightened by how deceptively kind and manipulative he is. He uses what is most precious to others (like the pastor and his faith) to his advantage and it’s scarily effective.

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It\’s been so hard to finish the k-dramas I start lately. Currently watching Tokyo Love Story (1991) to sate my thirst for dramas (and I LOVE it).

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    Oh my God…
    is it your first watch? I was in the 6th grade when I watched it on our local tv in 1994 (or first half of 1995?) and it killed my interest in dorama for the next 23 years. I still don’t get the ending at all. It was really hard for me then.
    The soundtrack was amazing, lately I’ve been listening to it a lot.

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      Yes, first time watching! I’m on episode 9 and Kanchi is an idiot. If he couldn’t commit to loving Rika he should have never started dating her in the first place. :/ I really adore her character. The soundtrack is perfection, didn’t think anything would come close to being as fun as LA LA LA Love Song but Love Story wa Totsuzen ni comes VERY close!

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Started Rescue Me 2. I think it’s been a while since I hated a main character as much as I hate Kim Min-chul! No redeeming factors whatsoever. He just sucks.

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Heisei is OVER so I made a bracket with my favorite j-dramas of the era. Will do my best to figure out the \”best\” one! (They\’re all my faves) 🙃

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