Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

This week’s ep of ALML was a huge improvement from last week’s. Even though they spent a large portion of it apart, he got to pursue his strange dreams and she’s realizing how much she loves him.

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    I quite frankly adored this episode because I dig this kind of angst. That dance scene was BEAUTIFUL

    My two issues are (1) I still don’t know how this God stuff works and what Sunbae Hu’s role actually is. It keeps getting murkier by the episode and I don’t think they’re going to fully explain it. (2) I very much hope we’ll get to see Dan and Yeon Seo love each other together just as much they do when they’re apart. Because then…what’s the point

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    Yes and Yes again @Bdxpelik! The last episode was all about love – and simply being there was enough.
    I will admit that I cried a LOT during this episode.
    But I also cheered when Yeon Seo stood up for herself every time.
    Still I’m confused about the head angel and what his story is..

    but that dancing…. was wonderful!

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      I loved that she was on board at first with Kang Woo’s Giselle, but after realizing her own feelings, falling in love with Dan despite the many times he broke her heart…. she cannot loathe Dan. How can she ever? She loves him so much.

      Yeon Seo’s feelings for him run deep, her feelings for him changed her to become The bigger person she is now, and this is breaking me more and more.

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      Also this…. writer… lol she made Giselle about Yeon Seo and Dan! With Dan being the trailer that Giselle fell in love with. LOLOL

      But we paralleled Giselle with Yeon Seo and Kang Woo lol

      writer-nim is definitely getting the kick out of twisting stories we all are familiar with. Lol

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    I didn’t understand Halmoni’s story??!! Who was pretending to be who? And why did Angel Noel disappeared for 30 years then came back?

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      I think that the Halmoni was blind when she met the Angel- and though he wasn’t her real husband she accepted him and he LOVED her. I don’t know about the coming back after 30 years part – but the point was that the time they spent loving each other was what mattered.
      Also, she knew he was an angel somehow.

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      I think her husband had died thirty years previous to when Angel Noel was assigned a mission with her. The Halmoni originally mistook Noel for her husband miraculously returning to her after 30 years because she was blind. I think Halmoni may have let people assume that Noel was her husband, even when she knew he was actually an angel, so that may have been why the people working at the home thought her husband disappeared without a trace 30 years ago and then returned out of nowhere 1 year ago.

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        Yes, I think that’s exactly right. Oh gosh, it broke my heart when Dan mourned for her. It’s these little stories in dramas that steal my heart. @brownieoholic I don’t expect them to explain everything either. But I’m just going with the (turbulent) flow of the story. Even if it makes very little sense. Mm, whatever.

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      Thanks @stpauligurl @hobakky I rewatched after reading your guys’ post and I think I understand it better now. So I`m guessing he came to celebrate the remaining days of her life, and then somehow he ended up prolonging her life, prevented her from dying the natural cause because he fell in love with Halmoni. Halmoni said her angel was no monster because he showered her with love, and that I guess made Dan reflect on his actions and what could/might happen to him and Yeon Seo……

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        Thanks for these thoughts. Somehow this writer has managed to write about love in such a beautiful way.
        I hope at some point she explains the business of killing angels who fall in love.
        This episode and the resulting discussion here made it even better for me.

        Thank you @13infamyss and @hobakky– this is why I love Beanie discussions!

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          Same!! Can’t wait for the recap pages to be up and read all your guys thoughts!!!

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ALML ep 4:
OHOHO things are getting INTERESTING. The surprises they manage to squeeze in 5 minutes is great! A “Thank you” from Yeon Seo?? Wah. Based on the preview, I don’t think Dan knows what a kiss like that means for humans. And Ji Kang Woo… wow… could he be an angel of darkness? Was that her doppleganger?

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    Omg! Didn’t catch the doppelganger thing ‘coz my screen’s too dark. 😂 But yeaaa, based from your screenshot, it’s Yeon Seo’s face! Wow! That’s why he’s so obsessed with Yeon Seo. 🙊🙊🙊

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    Yes, looks like her doppleganger!

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Her acting is NO JOKE. Her eye expressions. This is OOZING with chemistry. When she gave into the (awkward, drunken) dance, adding her flare into it. Ah, love it.

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I’ll be honest. This scene alone made me cry harder than I did for Endgame.

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Dan, Only Love.
I LIKE IT! Gosh, this one\’s gonna get me out of my drama slump. And I very much enjoy L\’s freak outs. Of course they\’re connected somehow during childhood. Of course Mr Jo dies.

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    Also, of course her first accident was no accident.

    L is having a lot of fun, and that makes him fun to watch. Without the balance that his character provides, SHS’s angry ballerina would be hard to take.

    Nice to see familiar faces from the Healer cast.

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    Mr. Jo dying is a real bummer but Love L’s anyics!

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Y’all, a cartoon character just did the classic wrist grab + kiss Kdrama move. IDK what to feel. If they had made it in slo-mo with >2 camera angles, I would’ve lost it completely.

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    I’m watching it with my son regularly but didn’t notice this one 😆

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      I guess I only noticed it because I watch Hiccstrid scenes repeatedly without shame until I get bored.

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    LOL HTTYD with kdrama tropes would be so funny. There’d be Gronkles of Doom instead of ToD’s and umbrella scenes would be Hiccup showing up with Toothless using one of his wings as an umbrella.

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Persona short films starring IU.
Collector.

*Shudder*

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Has anyone watched A Stray Goat? It\’s been a while but can someone PLEASE explain the ending?! It made me crazy.

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Can\’t I get through 1 romance drama without them breaking up in the last few eps?? See, this is why I prefer other genres. :/

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    I’m guessing you’re watching Reach of Sincerity?

    K-Dramas
    [1] Weightlifting Fairy Kim-bok Joo. (It has been a while, but I don’t think they broke up).
    [2] What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim

    C-Dramas
    [1] Love O2O/Just One Smile Is Very Alluring

    That’s all I got. I’m sure there’s more but it really is a rare thing.

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    Am fine with breaking up if for legit reasons. Not some noble idiocy stuff. That’s the worse. Am not even watching the recent episode because am not ready!!

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Beanies! I have an opportunity to be in the international student exchange program. Is South Korea worth coming to for a semester of studying? Cuz I\’m considering it… Would it be too stressful?

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    What are other options? It also depends on what you’re studying.

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      I have a lot, but I’m mainly thinking about Asia for lower living cost. Studying health science.

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    I’m going there too in summer! When is your exchange program?

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Group of Middle Eastern girls posed for a photo doing finger hearts.
One of them: Money? Oh, hearts? Wait, how are these hearts?
Another: It\’s a Malaysian thing I think.
Me, to them: Nah, it\’s a Korean thing. The Malaysians just pick it up.

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I FINALLY got around to watch Ep 16 of Th Crowned Clown. I\’m unsure if it\’s because DB warped my mindset, but I don\’t know what to feel about the finale. Nothing seems… right. I\’m not usually one to critically judge a drama, so thanks for that, Beanies.
One thing I liked, tho, they dedicated the end credits to photos of the crew (with the cast as \”background noise\”).

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Whether you enjoyed The Crowned Clown or hate it to the bone, this epic soundtrack should send chills down your spine and take you back to the painful corners of the drama you\’d rather forget.
https://youtu.be/VK3fqVuyQFU

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https://www.soompi.com/article/1307535wpp/park-bo-gum-confirmed-to-star-alongside-gong-yoo-in-new-film-about-human-cloning
Ya\’ll, this sounds so cool! After seeing human cloning briefly in Circle, I\’d love to see how the Koreans pull it off on the big screen! And what better way than with Gong Yoo Ahjussi and Bo Gummie? Aww yeah…

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    Woohoooooo!!!!!!!! *hyperventilating in a paper bag*

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Is there anywhere where this interview is translated into English? I’m so curious… Especially how they overlap and edited the footage.

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I can’t… breathe! Kyung Soo’s face!

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I haven’t changed my cover photo in over a year until now. What better squad to feature than the Ssangmundong gang? Oh no, I’m getting teary eyed.

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Ah, I’ve finally finished Reunited Worlds. As @LollyPip said in the recap:
“As many flaws and inconsistencies as Reunited Worlds has, and they are many, the one thing it’s done right is how it’s portrayed relationships and explored what it means to love others.”
I wholeheartedly agree.
The MC, Sung Hae Sung (yoksi, another stellar performance from Yeo Jin Goo) had left such a huge impact on all of these people’s lives. His passing brought suffering, his return brought joy, and him leaving once more brought beautiful memories.
The plot was sloppy, but the characters and relationships were done so right, I’ve run out of tears to shed.
My fav relationship: Hae Sung and Min Joon. The bromance I didn’t expect but loved like crazy.
Well, that’s all from me about that.

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I laughed. And then I sobbed.

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Me trying to understand Hae Sung’s family in Reunited Worlds.

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