Beanie level: Errand boy

It is hard to get the motivation to get up when there is no coffee.
Tonight hopefully catch up on Crash Landing, get back to Citizens, or check out Diary of a Prosecutor.
Kind of hope things may be less contentious around here this afternoon. Finding dramas from Korea and then Japan, China, and Thailand has been such a joy for me and having Dramabeans to come to has made the experience immeasurably better. I’d hate to lose it.

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    Definitely, let’s focus on the fictional dramas and have kind, thought provoking debate, not hate.

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I dont know what is going on at Dramabeans today.
I think I’m just going to back out and curl up with my dog, dramas, and books.

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@pinklolipop

Rain is sorry for the puddle.

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For February the start of one of my favorite relationships. Anne is also the other half of one of my favorite OTPs too.

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    Anne and Matthew ❤️💛🧡. Love me some Anne of Green Gables. And that’s the only adaption of it I’ll watch.

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      I curious about the newest adaptation, but scared of it. I heard it is a lot darker.

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        Yeah. And for me, I don’t know if I can watch anyone else play these characters. The 1985 version is so perfectly casted.

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          Agree. I saw this movie in grade school and fell hard for it which led me to the books. So these actors are the characters for me.

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@mindy and her lovely and meaningful post made me think of something a lot less lovely and meaningful. Sorry Mindy.
But I\’m curious as to how all you smart and funny Beanies would answer.
Think of a drama you loved, but maybe feel it isn\’t good enough to rec as a potential blind date for us. You really want to set them up because you love them and they have so many wonderful qualities, but you feel you gave to be honest.
It is 10 here and my mind is telling me to sleep so this is really clunky. I\’m going to use Crash Landing as an example using some of the negatives I\’ve heard other say about it. I really enjoy, but am not caught up.

Crash Landing: Crash is a bright and beautiful man who dresses well. He a good conversationalist with an unexpected sense of humor. He reminds me in his manners of someone from a different era. However, Crash has a tendency to not show up to promised dates. It may be because he lives in a fantasy world and you never know where he will end up or the winds of change will take him.

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    Never Twice: She is cute. Although she wears braids, she is not in middle school. She has an Oppa that’s more like a halbae. You can just pretend he doesn’t exist. In fact, you can do that to pretty much everyone in her family. And oh, right, she has a kid. CUTE kid. Thought that might be important.

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    Memories of Alhambra: He is a handsome man in spiffy suit who captivates you in the first glance. He is arrogant, he has wry humor, he is a bit unnerving, and despite your inner warning system blaring its head off, you can’t help following him. At first, it seems like he promises you a new way to have fun, but in the end what he shows you is how resilient human can be, how much tragedy and trauma and craziness someone can endure without breaking (or almost breaking, in his case). You probably never knew that you have a bloodthirsty craving regarding your “potential date” until you meet him. Oh, did I mention his deep dimples?

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      I’ve met him though I had to cut our date short. He was fascinating and a bit of an enigma, but he kept disappearing into bathrooms and liked to play with swords. Also, he would only listen to the same guitar music over and over again and liked me to dress in red.

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    I would like to introduce you all to It Started with a Kiss. Yes, he’s a bit old and doesn’t have the wisdom that is supposedly supposed to come with age, (we all think that maybe he was dropped on the head as a baby, it would explain a lot shhh) You can’t say that he was cool when he was young, either, he was always slightly problematic.
    But, he’s kind, and fun and funny and so dang earnest. Its understandable if you don’t love him, he can keep sitting by me and I’l hold his hand and we’ll wait quietly together for others to appreciate his awesome. Its kind of hidden. You’ll see it if you look and wait long enough.

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Decided to press play on ep 1 of Love Last Forever.
She falls in love at first sight with a doctor and so decides to become a nurse….as one does. Sounds slightly familiar, lol.
Warning: May/December so dont look if that bothers you.
But the slow motion introductory shot of the hero that happens as someone is in anaphylactic shock and the heroine’s expression here made me laugh.

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Tomorrow is a Snow Moon. I hope we can all see it. Step outside for a moment and say \”The Moon is beautiful, isn\’t it?\” to all the ones who we remember.

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Last year and this year I’m amazed at how talented all the Beanies are. Truly amazed.
I’m also impressed with how open and vulnerable everyone is.
I have to skip some of the posts because February is the birth month of someone very dear to me that passed on unexpectedly a couple years ago and so I feel just a bit too vulnerable myself. Last year some of the posts made me cry and I know I cant go there this year. Beanies can be a bit (I just want to use this word because I love it) melancholy.
I also like the word pumpernickel.
So for a love February, before I turn off the internet to either read or visit Yeol Mu something that always makes me happy.

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    It’s no wonder we are melancholy with all the melodramas we watch 🤓

    It’s good to know your own boundaries, Love February has a beautifully exhausting life of its own here on DB. Thank you for being a part of it ~

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    I wish I could binge Yeol Mu. It’s headed where I hoped/knew it would for next week though, so I’m happy.

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      Where is it going?! What were you hoping? Please elaborate.

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        It looks like our hero will be moving into the inn.

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        What @bcampbell1662 said.

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        Yeol Mu’s future dad gets to be part of the Inn family. Yay! They’ll start to support him, see what a kind person he is, and everything will end well (after tons of angst, I’m sure).

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          I caught up on the last 5 episodes and watched the preview for next week. Looks like our happiness will be short lived.

          Upside, I think Woo Jae will be done with Hae Ri. Fingers crossed it’s for good. Lol.

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            I’m not caught up with this week, but I knew we’d have more angst ahead. I want Woo Jae to wind up with a functional and kind adult, not Hae Ri.

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@egads post reminded me of these book sculptures. Some of you may need to look the other way.

https://bookriot.com/2017/08/09/book-sculptures/

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It\’s finally coming to a theater! Now this is Love, February!
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/hamilton-movie-lin-manuel-miranda-2-1203490645/amp/

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    i am so excited to see this! I am listening to Michelle Obama narrate her book, Becoming and she talks about how Lin Manuel Miranda came to the White House and performed a bit of it when it was still in the conceptual phase. She said that as he was leaving she was like, “Good luck on that Hamilton thing.” I guess the good luck thing worked!

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Since it is February I\’ll share my favorite love poem. I first heard it, or took notice of it, in the movie In Her Shoes when one sister recited it to another. Though it is a romantic love poem it always makes me think of my mom.
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

BY E. E. CUMMINGS

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

my heart)i am never without it(anywhere

i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done

by only me is your doing,my darling)

                                                      i fear

no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want

no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows

higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that\’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

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I\’m halfway through Itaewon ep 2.
It took a darker turn but I am still liking it. The colors, some of the shots, and the big bad remind me of a comic book. I know it is based on a manga, but not sure of the difference between the two.

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Last night the fan wall was full of how great Itaewon Class is and today I just see it is filled with tropes.
It makes me want to watch it even more.

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    Those were probably people new to Korean dramas, it is filled with every troupe. Not even a refreshing take on it.

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      I think I heard the same when Crash Landing started and definitely with Secret Life of My Secretary (that show ran head first into the tropes) and both I find delightful. I dont find tropes to be a bad thing. Like forced cohabitation or fake relationships are tropes , but to me also catnip.

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        I loved crash landing because it doesn’t take itself seriously at least and makes fun of itself, you can’t watch a show filled with straight troupes which takes itself tooo seriously. On the other hand a fun take on troupes is Jugglers, it was such a funny take on it.

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        If a drama can make me smile or laugh or tear up, I don’t care how tropey it is and Itaewon Class managed to do that. I’m easy though. Tropes tend to work on me.

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    Ughhh to the first few minutes of episode 2. Didn’t like that.

    I still love the first episode because of the execution. The scenes with the father and son were so good.

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      I’m not finished with ep 2. Just started, so that was not a good sign.

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      Just finished ep 1. When he picked up that rock I was super surprised, but then remembered something about ML being in jail.
      But I found this first ep to be strong and loved the father/son relationship and in a way the father/daughter one too.

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I can not wait for I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice. I keep checking the date as if it will change.
In honor of it this is a fun read of things overheard at book shops.
https://bookriot.com/2020/01/11/20-things-overheard-in-bookshops/

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    Thank you for the link share! That was fun. The funniest line I heard at my favourite bookshop in my city was, (two customers discussing) “Do you think this will look good on the side table in the living room?” I felt sad and wanted to laugh at the same time.

    Actually, I am kind of looking forward to this show too. I like PMY, and although she seems the same in the few shows I have watched of hers, she comes across as a fun actress. I have no idea about the ML, though.

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      Oh, like they were shopping for a lamp, lol.

      I enjoy PMY a lot and dont really mind that she seems to be focusing on romcoms right now. I grew up with that. You know the actors who were action stars like or the ones who were romcom stars like Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock. My favorite roll of hers is still Healer though. I’ve only seen SKJ in Cheese and a little bit of Third Charm. In Cheese he was a bit green but very charismatic and, I think, hit some nice dramatic beats.

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Has anyone watched the C drama Untouchable Lovers? Not that I need to add another drama but curious about it.

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    I did and it’s a very weird and badly executed drama with how it was done. It’s based off a book. Well the first 16 episodes is based off that book. But those 16 episodes ends with both of them getting amnesia and then the rest of the drama takes place in a different country with both of them acting like almost completely different people. None of the characters from the first 16 episodes is there except the ML and FL lead, and it’s a completely different story that has nothing to do with the first part. And by the end of the drama it doesn’t even tie back to those beginning episodes. It was like 2 completely different dramas in 1 and the 2nd part had absolutely nothing to do with the supposed novel it was based off of. It was a totally original story. And even though the last 2/3 was ok, I liked the first 16 episodes much more (despite the fact she was the worst assassin ever) so it got in my way of enjoying the 2nd part of the drama.

    So, the 2 parts are entertaining, but it was so badly handled. I mean, you could start at episode 17 and not miss anything. If these were 2 completely separate dramas I think I would have enjoyed each part much more.

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      That is disappointing. I may give it a shot sometime. I saw that she was an assassin and he a morally ambiguous character who then falls for her….maybe. *sigh* It sounded fun and maybe catnippy.

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        That’s the first 16 episodes. She is kinda a terrible assassin though lol. The 2nd part is basically just palace politic type stuff. She doesn’t remember she is an assassin or anything (and it’s like never mentioned again) and is just a candy princess being married off to him as a political marriage.

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    I couldn’t make it past the first episode. Wasn’t engaging enough with the “palace politics”, etc.

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I have to put this somewhere:

I\’m jealous of all of you that learned another language just by watching Kdramas.
Jealous.

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    Umm in all honesty, I used to think i can also speak Korean after watching several dramas and understand some of it too (when no subs are available). But I really think that speaking in a real time situation with native speakers is very different. And there are very different words spoken in a real life conversation too. While Korean is easy, I don’t think by dramas alone one is capable of speaking it accurately. Learning on the side while watching yes but only watching, not maybe even if exposure to entertainment is one good step in learning a new and easy language. But its only one of the steps.

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      Agreed 😂😂 It’s also different in songs as well

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        I can sing the english words, lol.

        It is interesting to listen to songs I know well now. I know them and what words are coming next but cant always sing along with it and may know the general translation (from looking it up) but not what each verse means.

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          Korean songs are a bit more difficult, not simply because of the language, but it’s also the intonations, but also the manner it is being said (formal vs. casual Korean), and also composition (which I find is SUPER different in songs compared to everyday speech)

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      Sometimes when I’m watching I forget that I dont know Korean and think I can turn away and still follow along.
      Now I have this image of Beanies going to Korea and just talking away and as they leave people asking each other why these tourists always sound like they are in a drama.

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        😂😂 when i was in Korea i was terrified to ask the ahjumma in Korean even though i knew the exact phrase to use – what if she replied and i didn’t understand? so ended up using sign and english.

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      Agreed!! I’ve been into the K-ent world for almost 6 years now and I find that I have picked up a lot of things and I can usually follow without subs but I still can’t speak and can’t formulate grammatically correct sentences.
      But I find that when I’m around Koreans here in uni, I can actually understand what they’re saying. Not all the time or all the words but I can understand most of the time.

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    I don’t get it, i’ve been watching kdramas for 9 years, all i can remember is a smattering of phrases. Most times i can’t remember what it means, but if i ever do watch without subs i would understand those phrases (prolly thanks to context cues). So yeah..jealous but also impressed with those people.

    Perhaps it’s like what @missvictrix wrote today, effortless vs effortful fun/hobby..

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      I only understand the very common words and still with the help of context, lol.
      So impressed. Some people just pick up languages quickly.

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        Oh, same. I only understand the very common words and phrases.
        Thank you
        Im sorry
        What to do/What do I do
        I love you
        maybe a few more but when Im chatting with someone and I mentioned that I know these tiny phrases in korean because of dramas and they are all, “Oh, really? how do you say (one of the phrases above) ?” and my mind goes completely blank.

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Appreciation for the ears that stick out. I’m sure it helps to also be a handsome idol, but they are cute. I love how they dont quite fit under the bucket hat.

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Not related to dramas at all, but I enjoyed it. I could watch more of Hugh and Matthew together. Charlie and his corn fed ladies….not so much. I think he has such a handsome face but those comments 🙄.

So, any southerners did Matthew properly explain “Bless your/her/his heart?”

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    I’ve heard it used in a much more sarcastic way too. Perhaps it depends on the age of the user and whether she’s sarcastic?

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      I know someone whose family is/was from the south and she occasionally uses it. It is just funny how it can seem to have so many different meanings.

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Um….I think this cat is the perfect match for some of our Beanies.
How many of you have asked for just this type of heroine?

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/01/23/us/animal-honest-adoption-ad-jerk-cat-trnd/index.html

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