Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

As MG comes to a close (I haven’t watched it yet, no spoilers please!), my only regret is not coming to one of @kimbapnoona’s rabbit sessions. Can we have reruns on the weekend? Hahahaha

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If you haven’t been hearing from me, that’s cause I’ve been OT-ing for 2 weeks straight. 🙁 So tired, but there’s dramas to watch and beanies to talk to. So there’s something to be positive about!

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Just caught up with MG – noble idiocy at its finest #whyamistillwatchingthis

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Ah Si can be the worst person in the world, and then he does stuff like this and all your anger is just gone. #whyamiwatchingthis

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    I’m more angry with Shancai than Ah-si. I’m so angry with her at the end of episode 20 that at this point I don’t even care whether she ends up with Ah-si, Lei or any random man in Shanghai.

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      I just don’t know why she can’t admit her feelings to him yet when it’s clear to the both of them (and all their friends and really, the whole world) that they like each other. It just doesn’t make sense why she would make him go through all that unnecessary pain, regardless of whether he and that other girl is a good match or not. Le sigh. I guess they want to hamper on the point that distance (or in this case, the presence of competition) really makes the heart grow fonder.

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      Honestly why he will sticks to her I don’t know! No other guy will tolerate it! And i hate it as a FEMINIST that I am saying that! Ugh!

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        Shancai is always nice to everyone, except Ah-si. Her attitude is not cute or endearing. So far I only found people who watch 2018 MG are the one who has watched the previous version, 2001 Meteor Garden and/or BoF. Good, young audiences don’t need this nonsense!
        I really hope in this version Ah-si is really dating this monkey girl. He needs to tone down his obsession with Shancai.

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          Oh she will be getting her cumuppance for sure! I hope!

          PS: i am so angry that I don’t even know how to write proper grammar as per my previous comment😫😫😫

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    I liked how the cookies changed colors in one scene from another. LOL Darn inconsistencies. But seriously, after episode 20, I ask myself #whyamiwatchingthis.

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      I didnt even notice that! HAHAHAHA. At this point, I’m still hoping the show can still redeem itself. Am I too optimistic? Hahahuhuhu

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Oh hey, Shan Cai and Ah Si could get along after all. 😂

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    Ahahahahaha who knew they had such a long history already 😂

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      She’s been pretending to not like him this whole time. Hahaha. Look how she’s protectively hugging him in that second photo!

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Gotta say though, Shan Cai and DMS have the best chemistry when they’re teasing each other and being comfortable with each other. #whyamiwatchingthis

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    In this scene, when they were this close and she didn’t grimace (and when he’s domineering and aggressive, she always does), you just know she’s getting there.

    AHHHHH

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    Love seeing Ah Si being less aggressive too! He didn’t push for a kiss, like we’d all expect him to. Yayy for character growth, because after /that/ scene and him not apologizing for it, he needs it the most.

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    I loved it when she was obviously waiting for a kiss but he didn’t push through. I feel like he’s waiting for her to kiss him or at least until she tells him she likes him, too before he kisses again.

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      Exactly! I love that he respects her that way now. A big leap from before, definitely.

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    There must be something magical about this story. After watching just one clip of the show ytd, i can feel myself falling down the MG hole again.

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      I know. After watching so many versions of it, you just don’t get tired of it. Hahahaha

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Not anticipating the beach scene in the next episodes of Meteor Garden. More DMS pettiness ahead.

And the bgm on the wide shots of the beach: ALMOST PAAARADIIIIIIIISE!

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On Meteor Garden’s ep 4 incident: very conflicted about it because /no one/ should experience something like that ever. DMS did what he did out of anger and jealousy. Cont below:

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    And it really pained me to see SC crying and struggling with him throughout the whole scene. But I wanted to see it from DMS’s perspective – he’s used to getting what he wants just like that and our girl is the complete opposite. She’s spunky and a complete fighter, not afraid of him or his money. Very attractive traits for sure, but he’s having a hard time because of that. Add to that the fact that she looks like she likes his best friend would have been a big blow as well. So I guess what I’m saying is that this whole scene made me realize how far DMS is from the perfect guy he thinks he is and how much character development we can expect from him. The way he stopped in the middle of it and promised not to hurt her again is already indicative of that – that he is /capable/ of having that big of a change. Now I’m just excited to see that come to fruition.

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      That was tough to watch. She looked genuinely frightened. I thought he was mainly driven by anger and his possessive nature, plus hormones. The scene made it perfectly clear that forcing a kiss is NOT romantic, which I thought was good. I still need him to apologise for it though.

      I like this updated version so far because of the promise of character development too.

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        OMG, I thought the show will scrap that scene!!
        I thought Dao Ming-si in this version will be better than the 2001 one. VIU only gave me 2 episodes today. From the first episode when he throw the food at Sanchai I could see regrets on his face, it’s better than the previous version of Dao Ming-si.
        Ugh, I like the first two episodes, I hope DMS will apologize to Sanchai and the show runner stop copy paste from the old one.

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          Whoops, I hope I haven’t spoiled it for you!
          So far I like this Dao Ming-si more, and yes, that scene showed him as quite flawed although you can see he regretted it.

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        Yes! I saw someone on twitter saying something like, “hey, forced kisses are not romantic. They shouldn’t make it like that.” I wanted to say back that, yeah it wasn’t. She felt violated and he felt bad about it. But yes, I’m waiting for the apology as well. Hoping it comes in ep 5.

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I know this isnt K-drama related, but who’s watching the new Meteor Garden? I’m surprised I like the new Dao Ming Si??

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    He’s pretty handsome….

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      At first I thought he wasnt, but the more I look at him he looks better! Hahaha

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    Me me me me me!!! *raises hand with heart eyes*

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      Yayy! People to fangirl with! It’s such a guilty pleasure drama, but I’m more in it for the nostalgia factor – having watched all the Hana Yori Dangos and seeing them reimagined makes me happy. *heart eyes*

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    1. It doesn’t have to be K-drama related for you to post on the wall.
    2. Me.
    3. Me too.

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      Hahaha. Thanks, @hades! And yayyy!!!

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        @hades I blame you. I just watched ep. 1. I don’t have time for this aaaaaaaagh

        Question: Do people wear uniforms at university in China? For a second I was really glad that this seemed like a college drama, and then they were in uniform. ?

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          They are in uni. I don’t remember them being in uniform in ep. 1. They aren’t in another of the other ones either. Are you sure you’re watching 2018 ver?

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            I am on ep. 2 now. I think they were all wearing formal clothes on the first day of uni and I mistook it for uniforms.
            Yeah, 2018 version!

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Revelations over at WWWSK have been so abundant this week, it\’s so great!

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    It’s good that we finally know why the parents have been keeping the identity of the real kidnapped son under wraps. I’m not sure if I can blame them now though – because they had no I idea that he retained his memories. On the other hand though, I feel like if he had been experiencing those nightmares every night for the past 15 years or so and has an intense phobia over cable wires, they should have suspected something was wrong. Shouldn’t they have questioned that or brought him to the doctor for help somehow?

    So although I can’t call them the worst parents on dramaland, it’s just upsetting that they let that issue go and took that route because its easy.

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      Yes. I can’t say they’re evil anymore, but they took the easy way out – apparently they never even took YJ to the doc to be sure about the amnesia?

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        And it never seemed to occur to them that the amnesia could be impermanent. I understand their incomplete understanding of PTSD issues, but this much (that amnesia is not always permanent) would’ve been a clear logical deduction for them, or the doctor they consulted would’ve told them the possibility.

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      I think there’s some inconsistency in the writing. If he has been having nightmares every night ever since, which he tells Mi-so, I’m sure his parents would’ve known he still remembered the incident. Plus he had a phobia of cable ties and women who looked like his kidnapper. It would’ve been hard to hide long enough till he moved out from his family home.

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        Though, he doesn’t wake up screaming from his nightmares; they seem to paralyze him more than anything, at least see an adult. And that house is big enough they couldn’t have heard him.
        The phobia of women, though, how did they never make that connection? I could buy the cable ties, but even amnesiacs can develop phobias they don’t remember.
        His parents definitely had willful obtuseness in this situation any which way though.

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Just saw episode one of Mr. Sunshine and so far so good! Excited for tomorrow\’s episode!

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probably late, because i\’m always late nowadays

BUT OUR BTLIOF COUPLE WILL BE MI SO\’S PARENTS IN WWWSK????

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Just noticed that Kang Ki Young’s character calls Young Joon by a different name? Is that a nickname or another term that i just dont know about? #WWWSK

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    I think he calls him “owner”, I assume it’s because he (or his family) owns the company.

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      Oh I see. Sometimes he says it so affectionately I thought it was his nickname for Young Joon. Thanks for the clarification!

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      In ep 8, Mom call his son ‘uri hyun’ and Mi-So get confuse expression before answer Mom’s question.

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HAHAHAHAHA Park Min Young’s face after she was pushed back is comedy gold! #WWWSK

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What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim looks so funny! (Also helps that it’s from the PD that gave us BTLIOF!!) Have you guys seen it?

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Hi, friends! How’s Greasy Melo?

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    I’m enjoying it at the moment. It’s wacky and taking its time getting its footing. I’ve had to pull back from shipping though—it’s hard when Jang Hyuk is irresistibly goofy, hard-bodied and soft-hearted. *gulp*

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    I agree with @tsutsuloo – Greasy Melo / Wok of Love is goofy and quirky right now as they are still putting the plot together with all the characters. JunHo is a bit over the top but I think it’s becuase he’s going through alot and I look forward to all of them getting down to business.
    And the food porn is over the top!
    Get ready to Wok and Roll!!!

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    Thanks, @tsutsuloo and @stpauligirl! I need wacky nowadays so I guess this is perfect. Just hesitating a bit because SLS is the worst. More careful with the shipping now. Hahahahaha

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i feel traumatized with love triangles again. but I WANT TO WATCH GREASY MELO.

how are you guys going with the main trio? am i in for some heartbreak again?

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    oh seriously.. i need information now.. who is the real couple here.. can’t handle traingles for the time being

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    I think I’m definitely gonna have a SLS because Jang Hyuk and Junho both are just so good , but most likely Junho is gonna be the ML here since he is young and seems more fitting to be the love interest in the show and Jang Hyuk seems too old for Jung Ryeo won , maybe you both should wait till more eps come out because the love triangle is still pretty vague, the first 4 eps weren’t really promising though , they felt rushed and couldn’t get me really invested in the show ..but I have to say that I love Jang Hyuk’s character to bits and his minions and they are the best thing in the show so far.

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      I dunno about you, @alasecond, but I think I can wait for a few weeks. (but I might just watch it if I feel the FOMO vibes when I go to the fanwall hahahaha) This one looks really promising so imma be on the look-out! Thanks for the advice, @aliaa!

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      I agree with what you wrote, but it’s kind of funny because Jang Hyuk and JRW are much closer in age IRL than Junho and JRW.

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sad to find Min Ho’s character dipped a lot this week. here i was hoping he was more mature than that already.

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As much as I want to be happy for her, because of course all of us are Team Bo Young, I just can\’t for this case. Is it really a thing in Korea to be that formal, even with your boyfriend?

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    Because I imagined this episode if it was Min Ho she ended up with, and the way the interacted would have been so much different. She wouldn’t have been so nervous to tell him that he was so obvious. She wouldn’t have to force herself to sound cute in front of him. Just several instances where it didn’t feel like I’m watching a normal couple. Or am I just biased???

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      Well if you watched waikiki- Dong gu and yoon ah were formal till the end. Even sehee and jiho when they started ‘dating” after ep 12 in BTIOFL.
      I don’t think she was trying to sound cute. She’s always been that way with him. They both are still shy around each other. Hopefully in the next eps,they’ll drop the formal speech.
      I agree she should’ve told him he was being obvious, but she was scared he would become defensive,when he had just decided to be more open and frank. With introverts, it takes time.

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      Thanks for responding to me @superwhopotterlock @seralovestteobokki @bebeswtz! It’s interesting to find that aside from being a personality issue, it could also be a cultural issue as well. When you live in a country where formality drops the moment you meet (except for the elderly or your superiors of course), it sort of just boggled my mind that you could already be in a relationship with someone and still have that distance. Very interesting indeed.

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    But then again, BO YOUNG IS HAPPY. And that’s the end goal, so gotta accept that at least by the end of the show. Because isn’t that why we’ve been rooting for these ships anyway, so she could be happy?

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    I feel like a Dae Bang here now. To not be happy? To be happy? To not be happy? To be happy?

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    It’s not in Korea only, I also normally will be formal with my BF during the early stage of relationship and take time slowly to break the gap. Maybe it’s also influenced by how long they have known each other – some ppl might have been friend for quite sometimes and only move to the next phase after they feel they are confident, some already see each other as a man and woman from the beginning and start to date not too long after they know each other. As time goes by, they can break the awkwardness, start be more informal, and talk honestly with each other, especially in the case of Dr Ye – he is an introvert, he needs time to get closer with ppl.

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    It may be a cultural thing: He’s her superior in work and in societal status (he’s a guy, in a VERY patriarchal society), and they are also working in the same workplace/department.
    I also know of a real-life couple where the dad is a celeb and the mom is a prosecutor in Korea, and they both, to this day, speak jondaemal (formal Korean) to each other even after being married for years and having 3 children together…. It’s a cultural thing and it is also personal preference.
    I’m sure, though, that if it were Min Ho, she would definitely be less formal, because:
    1. He’s her friend that is or is about the same age
    2. SHE is Min Ho’s superior/senior/sunbae at work
    3. They have a different history and rapport with each other

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Not so mindblown on Suits yet. But I\’ll give it a chance, Rachel\’s here already.

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