Beanie level: Noble idiot

I wanted to watch more Korean movies. So I started with ‘Mood of the day’, followed by ‘The beauty inside’, and I have just now finished ‘Architecture 101’. Inadvertently I just had a Yoon Yeon-Seok marathon 😍 If only he wasn’t a sleazeball in that last one 😪



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    He is so good in Beauty Inside! I absolutely loved all the actors playing that character, but he sold the last couple of minutes of the movie.

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      I absolutely agree. I’m glad it ended with him, he really made me believe that he was the same person who had fallen in love with her.
      Actually all of them did well, I was pleasantly surprised.

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        Yes they all played the character really well! I loved the story and I’m really looking forward to the Korean version. Although, here the girl will be the one who keeps switching bodies. Which I’m not sure I like somehow. It won’t have the same kind of connotations or issues that the movie showed so beautifully.

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          Absolutely, the social implications are very different. Where a girl will be called promiscuous and be shamed, a guy is more likely to be considered a hero, at worst a playboy.

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            I know right? She had to deal with the issue of being seen as a “lose woman” in a society like Korea that’s still very close minded about such issues. Where the situation reversed, we cannot expect the same level of gravitas for the same situation. That definitely changes a lot of what the movie was trying to do.

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          yes i totally agree! in the movie i loved how han hyo joo’s friends began to gossip behind her back claiming that she was seeing different men everytime. i doubt that would be as serious of an issue if it’s the guy that’s seen with a different girl. The movie is a gem and I think every actor and actress slayed their role.

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            Yes! That was my favorite part of the movie tbh. It just drove home all the issues that dating this one guy would lead to. Imagine if they get married and then the next day his face changes. What would they even tell her family? Her relatives? It would be so messed up! In the end, it makes her decision to love him anyways that much more poignant because in a way she’s ready to accept all that baggage. It just won’t be the same if the girl keeps changes instead.

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    Well to be fair with YYS, most of his early works were a-hole roles, I think Reply 1994 really helped him in landing nice characters? Though I still commend him for choosing villain ones even after Reply, honestly he’s really good in both lol ❀

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Gah, I’m re-watching Pinocchio and I seem to have found a kindred spirit, one of the most idiotic of all noble idiots. His reasoning appears to be: “I don’t deserve to be happy so I’ll make you all unhappy too” 😤

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What is happening??? 😭😭😭

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One day I am going to try this (but probably not when anyone else is around 😋)

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@redfox Congratulations! I took a screenshot for you just in case πŸ™‚ now I can go back and like all your posts right?

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    hehe, I managed to take a screencap myself, but thank you for helpfulness! I think I have now done the weirdest most pointless thing in my life, too.

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I do not watch melo\’s very often, because I usually get depressed and infuriated. BUT, peer pressure obviously gets to me, because I am considering starting Just Between Lovers.
Could anyone tell me if I should do it, or will it be too heavy for a rom-com girl like me πŸ™‚

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    The thing that makes JBL stand out from other melodramas that I have seen (and disliked) is that it’s dramatic without being dramatic. Everything is pretty grounded and real. Nothing seems overwrought or theatrical. It really does feel like you’re watching real people live their real lives.

    I’m someone who loves comedy and only likes sad stuff when I’m in the right mood but I always find myself in the right mood to watch JBL when a new episode comes out.

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    Give it a try for 2-3 episodes and if you don’t like it no need to continue. Like mindy says it feels grounded and real – so there is pain and suffering as well as moments of calm and happiness (and the romance is slow-burning but so goooood).

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      I think I’ll take your advice, I really don’t have any qualms about dropping dramas I don’t like πŸ™‚

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    I rarely watch melodrama but JBL surpasses the level of my craziness over any drama I’ve ever been addicted to. Give it a try unless you don’t want it to took over your kdrama world. 😁

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    JBL is all heart, emotional and dramatic without traumatizing its viewers. In spite of the seemingly heavy tone of the drama, it does not overwhelm me (and other JBL lovers) that by the end of an episode I don’t feel weigh down.

    – a Beanie who has watched only 1 melo before JBL
    wait is 7 Day Queen a melo πŸ˜‰

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Seung-Gi Oppa is back!!! κ°μ‚¬ν•¨λ‹ˆλ‹€ SBS 😍😍😍

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And another one πŸ™‚

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I mostly listen to Korean music these days, but I was reminded of this Australian band, so I thought I’d share πŸ™‚

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This made me laugh, because it is just so real for those of us who need glasses, just one of many small inconveniences 👓👓👓

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    LOL yes! I was actually waiting for the comedy using those misty glasses. Too bad it did not happen. 😂😂😂

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Oh no, my obsession seems to be getting worse, I just finished my bean count for this year, then I checked what I had last year, and I\’ve gone from 24 last year to 35 this year 😯

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    Almost same, already got 35 beans,with a very long to watch list as compared to last year’s 22

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I watched Running Man, and the subs called vegemite a type of jam!! Is this a loose interpretation or a literal translation? Because I would love to feed some to the person who described it as jam 😈 Actually, for that matter I would love to see the members try it and see their facial expresions 😆

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    Sooo…..its not then? I remember Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen did one of their movies in Australia and thats pretty much how they described it. And they said it was gross. Is that not true as well? I knew I shouldn’t trust an Olsen twin…

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      It’s a spread, but where jam is sweet and fruity, vegemite is very salty and has a very strong and distinct taste.
      I love it, but most people who didn’t grow up eating it don’t like it.

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        And also because EVERYONE IN REACT VIDEOS EATS IT STRAIGHT when you’re supposed to put it on toast with butter, duh πŸ˜‰

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    I kinda don’t trust the subs completely! I had heard things about vegemite and knew that “jam” just doesn’t cover it! πŸ˜›

    I just googled now and it says “a type of savoury spread”- so maybe the Korean word for spread and jam is similar?

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    I’ve tried vegemite during my trip to Sydney, and oh my my the taste… let’s just say it literally left a bad taste on my mouth. I was eating it with my aussie friends, they said I have to tried it since this is an aussie thing, and my reaction was pretty transparent, so I ended up apologizing to them for not liking their culture, and they pretty much laughed, they expected me not to like it🀣

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Today in class we had to make a marzipan figurine, but we got to choose what it would be, here’s what I made πŸ™‚

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Hahaha!!! I was thinking the same thing 😋

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😭😭😭

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This is my go to song when I need a pick me up 🙂

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I remember Ahn Dan Tae being crazy weird, but now that I’m rewatching, I’m reminded of how weird Gong Shim is too.

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I have dropped and put on hold soooo many dramas recently, but WHY is MANHOLE one of the few I\’ve kept up with??? I don\’t understand my own brain, I know it is bad but I keep watching it 😵 Oh well, at least it\’s ending tomorrow 😋

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    Hahaha! We all have latent self-destructive streaks.. yours is just manifesting over Manhole watching! πŸ˜›
    Atleast ur just watching it.. I dont even know what sort of masochist streaks the recappers must have to keep on recapping & analysing it!

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