Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Sooooo… I’m in another drama slump. What are you guys currently watching?

(BTW, MERRY CHRISTMAS DEAR BEANIES!!)

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Where I wish EY went by the 2nd half of the show:
– Given Nam Joo his awareness – this way he could’ve fought for Ju Da’s love fair and square

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    – They explain all the rules in the beginning – no adding anything in the last minute. Jin Mi Chae explains all of them when E3 gains awareness

    – Haru never loses his memories (BECAUSE AMNESIA STILL SUCKS) – instead Haru is suddenly introduced as one of the extras (now on the same level as Dan Oh). Like he gets a new character introduction in the stage as if the writer was drawing him for the first time, as if the writer didnt know that Haru was in the manhwa in the first place. The trigger was Dan Oh giving him a name, because the writer was like, “OH YEAH HIM! Yeah, let’s bring him in. I missed drawing that handsome guy”

    – Explained that the black holes they kept seeing were portals to the writer’s other books – they try to go through one and that’s how they find out about Flower

    – Kyung gets a proper redemption arc – earlier on, he realizes that Dan Oh doesn’t want to be with him and he helps them change their fates

    – E3 + Kyung – E4 now I guess – go through the portal to Flower. New discovered rule: you can only change the stage if you’re not a character in the manhwa. So when they started to go to Flower and change stuff on the stage secretly, they do it successfully. That’s why Haru was able to change the stage before because he technically didnt exist in Secret yet.

    – They conspire with their Flower counterparts who are aware (Haru, Dan Oh, and Jin Mi Chae) to change some things in Secret. They alternate going through the portals but unfortunately, when it was time for Flower!Dan Oh’s death, they didn’t catch a portal and they fail.

    – The portals stopped showing up (as these come in randomly) and E4 loses hope. They try other methods but they know the rule and they know it wont work. Dan Oh’s sickness gets worse and worse. Do Hwa’s brother suggests a surgery. All throughout this, Dan Oh and Haru find strength in each other (not the BS where they kept tings from each other because they wanted to protect each other kind of thing).

    – Then like an episode later, we find out that they discover a miracle cure and Dan Oh doesn’t have to go through surgery anymore. Who could’ve possible done this??? Why it’s Flower!Haru! After Dan Oh’s death he’s sworn that he doesn’t want Secret!Haru to feel the same he does and went through the last portal they went through. All this time, he was trying to figure out a way to help cure Dan Oh.

    – When the manhwa ends, they all remain in the shadow. No more stages. Not all are still aware but now they are free to do what they want. They adopt Flower!Haru, but him still grieving his Dan Oh, he decides to go abroad to learn and find himself. The rest of E4 find their own happy endings. Nam Joo disowned for being an illegitimate child, lives a humble life. Still friends with the gang but he’s a Candy now, and he finds himself another Candy in the school. Kyung finally finds love through his brother. Do Hwa wins Ju Da’s heart fairly. And of course Haru and Dan Oh end up together.

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    AND AND Haru is given a different arc aside from just loving Dan Oh. He loves tennis, like he’s passionate about it and wants to be a professional player. He lights up at the mention of it. His life this way is not centered on Dan Oh.

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      and Dan Oh life is not centered around Haru. Haru and Dan Oh keep being very sweet together while being two adults with their own interests.

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Le sigh. Thanks for the good run, show. I’m disappointed you weren’t what I hoped you were gonna be but alas thanks at least for getting me out of my drama slump. And giving me E3.

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If this is how ya’ll going to explain it next week, I /might/ forgive you

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    Because I always wondered /why/ we needed that storyline in the first place, as it did not really move the plot along. It just served as filler at the time.

    BUT if they explained it this way, it would look like something happened to Haru and he drowned. But no one knew about it because Dan Oh, who was the only aware person in the room (didnt notice Do Hwa and Kyung at the time) who’d remember it, was unconscious. This way this new plot line wouldn’t feel too last-minute in the long run because they already provided the set up – we just didn’t know about it yet.

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      Someone actually wrote about it when the episode aired… It could make sense and I hope they explain it this way..
      though it makes me wonder how can he drown. I mean.. the guy is 2m tall 😂😅

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        Bwahaha true but this is a kdrama after all. People survive even after falling from a cliff lmao.

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        OR when he got out of the water, he slipped and hit his head on the floor causing an aneurism that lead to his death. 🤣🤣🤣

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      I hope this is true. It would totally make sense cause honestly Haru’s amnesia didn’t serve any purpose.

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What did we do to deserve this???
WHY ARE WE GETTING NEW RULES AT THE LAST MINUTE
WHY ARE WE GETTING THE AMNESIA TROPE AT EP 14
WHY THE AMNESIA TROPE AT ALL

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    Because it’s a manhwa, which contains BOF.. they couldn’t show JuDa having amnesia, so they chose DanOh… THEY’RE SO CRUEL!!!!
    But I’m hopeful, since it only took 2 eps for HaRu to regain his memories..
    ah, oops, i forgot there are only 2 eps left 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Okay so this episode of EY made me tear up. I will also pray to the drama gods the way Dan Oh does to Writer-nim – please make this end well!

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MI SOL SOL! 😂

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That sequence with Haru running towards Dan Oh and getting stopped by the stage makes me think of waiting and the overall theme of the show. What does it mean to wait?

More musings below.

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    Most of the time, for the E3 at least and even Kyung in this episode – waiting meant being patient with the stage and waiting for it to be over before they do what they urgently want to do or say.

    But I guess waiting also means to endure. Not just passively waiting for things to finish, but to actively to to do something about it. In this case, Haru persistently running towards her even though he knows he’s just going to be sent back to where he needs to be.

    It’s also taking a step back – like Do Hwa giving Nam Ju and Ju Da space to be together, and sincerely wanting the best for both of them. But also trying to take care of Ju Da when he can, and making sure she’s always okay.

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    For us though, definitely, it’s waiting for another episode of EY to come out.

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    i dont’ know where to post but that wristwatch swatch was so illogical..
    in reality, Haru is also not able to change any part of the stage.. and it is reaffirmed in this running scene.. try as hard as he or she might..

    in the wrist watch scene.. DO still fell ill.. and if you mess up the stage, won’ author notice it – rub it off and draw again? Did he manage to take her to the hospital? Don’t think so.. daddy was there and he was no where.. why would he come back to school

    Wait.. wait .. wait..nothing can be changed

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      True. I guess, it just proves that they can change some small things in the story. But they can’t change the foundational elements as they want to.

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        which, i know this may not sit well with everyone.. but now it is being recognized as true science, to me is very closely linked to how astrology works.. or fate..

        personal experience, mostly from what i have seen, the bigger things/milestones happen irrespectively as predicted.. only the path may change… or intensity of results.. but it happens

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Haru has two moms really. Hahahaha – they look like they’re having so much fun in this scene though!

But most importantly, uri E3 is back!!!

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    they teased so much today.. but we get our 1st kiss tomorrow

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    I looooove E3!!!! More scenes of them please!!!

    But omoooo! Ju Da-yah! looks like uri Do Hwa has a chance!

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This new episode of EY is so cute and happy, I’m quite scared of the looming angstfest about to happen. Spare us, writer-nim!

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I’ve seen this post on tumblr and HAHAHAHA (how tru)

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Urghh. These new episodes just pose more questions than answers:

1. How come new Haru just became self aware that quickly? (Not that he was #13 but that he’s in a manga)

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    2. Now that Haru is old Haru again, what are the implications of his amnesia mean for their #MissionChangeFate? What do they need to do differently to avoid him disappearing again?

    3. How did he get his scar back? Since I’m assuming that’s how he got his memories back?

    4. JU DA IS SECRETLY AWARE AND EVIL??

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      I wonder if it had something to do with the burning of the comic book by Mi-chae.

      And yes, I totally believe that Joo da has always been self aware and is playing the long con.

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      Mostly in this show they do give a sorta preview in the next episode if there is a cliffhanger in the previous episode. So i think they’ll explain it later. Ju Da is aware for sure and I like if her character won’t be the sweet candy but we haven’t really seen anything evil in her as of yet. She reacted quite normally to the bullying situation.

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      1 & 2. I have no answers. I’m not a fan of amnesia in general, especially when it’s mainly used to separate our characters. Dried Squid could help them because he knows stuff, but he isn’t giving any explanations, which a) led to Haru’s disappearance in the first place, b) exasperates me to no end.

      (On the other hand self-aware Baek Kyung is growing on me, sigh).

      4. I think so! The way she smiled triumphantly at Sae Mi was creepy. I’m worried for Do Hwa and even Nam Joo now.

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You just know Haru’s sooooo confused and frustrated when he’s this intense – like I got shook just by the fact that he was /shouting/ in this scene.

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Just look at the subtle micro expressions Rowoon is doing in this scene. Like he’s really just looking at Do Hwa but he’s also like – say another word and I will lose it :))))))

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Loving this scene from MMS.

It’s sad that he wasn’t given the chance to be a big brother to his siblings.

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I call this Operation Where’s Haru? – A compilation of shots where we try to spot Haru in episodes before he was introduced

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    Omg I tried to spot Haru as well when I was rewatching first episodes! 😄😄

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      I can’t find him anywhere else though! Have you??

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        I couldn’t too! I was surprised he was only in the art class. He was nowhere to be found in the classroom 😄

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          YEAH, I was trying to look for him in his usual spot in the classroom as well. Even in the scenes where he saves Dan Oh – 1) when she fell down the stairs 2) when they were playing dodgeball. He just showed up out of nowhere in those scenes hahahahaha

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Some Dan Oh wisdom for your fanwall

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    I love the wisdom and existential crisis this show throws in while being a romcom.

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what a lovely surprise Extraordinary You is.

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Loving this running gag where Dong Chan keeps thinking his dongsaeng is his dad. HAHAHAHA.

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Melting Me Softly is giving me INAR vibes. That should be a good thing right???

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    Really? I would like to wrack your brain on that. Tell me 😁

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      might be too far fetched BUT:
      1) scientists with weird haircuts
      2) out of this world plot device (INAR with human-likeness robot tech and MMS with cyronics)
      3) zany and lovable heroine who does the thing because money issues
      4) indoor lab lighting???

      does that make sense? or do I just muss INAR too much, I want to love new dramas the same I loved it? maybe both?

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