Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

When the Weather Is Fine: Favorite scene this week – surprisingly – was the bike scene with Hwi. Her being angry he’s leaving and him laughing it off saying she never liked him anyway. Sibling love ❤️

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    Sibling dynamics is always so fun to watch but there’s something more heartfelt about this scene. Most of the drama, you see Hwi nagging him around – but in the end, family is family. Blood or not. No matter how much you hate and fight your siblings, you love them anyway.

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    This was perfect, perfect.

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A Piece of Your Mind: these two episodes got to me. That chair!

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    Also, I wasn’t expecting to see the revelations this early on in the drama. Glad to have that out of the bag instead of dragging it on until the later episodes. Excited to see where this will bring us!

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      Agreed! I was surprised that they would reveal so much about Seo-woo’s past so soon. I was also surprised that Seo-woo’s fondness for Ha-won was revealed so early.

      For me, Seo-woo is the emotional center of this drama. I don’t really relate to Ha-won or his sadness. But I do relate to Seo-woo’s sadness over her parents’ passing and how she handled their deaths; I do relate to Seo-woo’s love for Ha-won (and how she’s entranced by Ha-won’s love for Ji-soo, which seems sort of beautiful to me in a weird way); and I love how warm her relationship with machine Ji-soo is, even though they barely knew each other while they were alive.

      One of my biggest fears was that Seo-woo’s unrequited love for Ha-won would be ugly and pitiable, like Ha-won’s love for Ji-soo is, but so far the show isn’t going in this direction. As the teaser for next episode put it, the fact that Seo-woo likes Ha-won is something that makes her happy, whereas the fact that Ha-won loves/loved Ji-soo is something that makes him sad. I hope they continue in this direction and they don’t turn her into a weepy loser (which is what I basely think of Ha-won, no offence to anybody).

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you know you\’ve made it as a k-drama fan when you\’re being served ads in korean HAHAHAHAHA

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A Piece of Your Mind [possible spoilers too]: Can someone please explain that ending? Did Ji Soo just… die??? What just happened??

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    Yes, the snow fell from the tree branch and probably filled the woodhouse. The emergency came a bit later. This was traumatising to watch.
    I was so sure she would kill herself, or simply leave Korea…

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      Same here, like I didn’t want to believe it. But Seo Woo’s reaction sort of cemented it. Imagine being in her shoes, that’s more traumatic I think.

      Well, wow, that just set up the drama a certain way. I’m not sure I’m ready to take out my Kleenex.

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        I felt SO bad for Seo Woo. The girl was not even supposed to be part of that drama. She is just a nice person who decided to help.

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          So true! I’m excited to see where this is headed now. But I like both Seo Woo and Ha Won, I’m interested to see how that relationship blossoms out of the tragedy.

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          I felt so bad for Seo Woo and SO PISSED at Ji Soo Like…how freaking selfish are you? Why did she call Seo Woo and put her through that? Listening to her ultimately decide to die? That was NOT an accident. Her deciding to go to that little isolated shelter in the middle of nowhere in the middle of a snow storm. Even if there wasn’t a snow storm, going in the middle of winter is just irresponsible. Seo Woo didn’t deserve that. Ha Won didn’t deserve that. And you know what? Her running away from him like he was a freaking serial killer? Lady. All the way around you are damaged.
          Angry.

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            I think the actress did a great job making Ji Soo somewhat pitiful. Actually, when you think about it, Ji Soo was a shitty person for what she did.
            Rather than Ha Won, with his unhealthy 10 year-long obsession, I felt bad for her husband. She was meeting her -probably- first love behind his back and was trying to get his approval later on. I am nearly sure, she was talking about Ha Won for all these years. Later on, she dumps him without even leaving a letter.

            I have no idea what the guy did so wrong, but if it was serious enough she shouldn’t have married him, or let the police know. If it wasn’t a crime (and it probably wasn’t ), she shouldn’t have acted that way.

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Reading the premium support program made me miss @javabeans and @girlfriday. 😢 I want to support this community as much as I can, but similar to the other beanies on the comments, will need a bit more info.

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    To be perfectly honest…i do but I dont. I love db. I love it a bit less since jb, gf, and Mary left. I’d whole heartedly have thrown money at this site when they were still here now that their not. Meh.

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      I dunno. If not supporting DB means it will have to close, I think I’d pay – more as something sentimental, you and I have been on this site for years, I don’t think I can imagine a day where I won’t go to DB to fangirl and have nice and meaningful conversations with people such as yourself. I don’t think I could give that up just yet.

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        See, this I do agree with. The fanwall and the beanies are everything. I super value the conversations about dramas and kpop and everything else that I’ve had here. Db has seen me through many a breakdown and towed me through to the other side. The friendships made her–invaluable. But the rest of the site? I barely read the recaps these days. No offense meant to our current crop of recappers, but they aren’t as engaging as they used to be. I used to read the recaps specifically for the opinions at the end before diving into the recap comments. Not anymore. And how often do you see someone complaining about how negative or insane recap comments are these days? Db isnt the same, its sad, but when the originals are gone and its run by a corporation its only to be expected. This is still my favorite place online, but, I want more information before I’m willing to throw my 2 dollars in the ring and when JB and GF were at the helm? I wouldn’t have needed that before donating

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          Agree with all of the above, my experience is very much the same. And true, recaps used to be the backbone of DB. It’s the reason I discovered and stayed on the site in the first place – so yes, the current situation is really sad. I don’t even go to the recaps section anymore, I mostly just lurk on the fanwall and engage with Beanies there.

          Definitely agree that we need more information than what they’re giving. Been googling about the issue for a while, it seems this has been a problem since 2018? (Geez, I was really out for a long time) Hoping they could just talk to us and be transparent about everything that’s happening. We all want to support this community, but if we’re going to give our money (aka also our blood, sweat, and tears), we have to be assured that it’s going to the right hands.

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            Its been frustrating for a long, long time. I know that they don’t owe us anything, they don’t have to tell us anything. But when they are asking us for money every month? And they still wont tell us who they are? That just doesnt sit right. What really happened to JB and GF? Are they really and truly 100% gone in every capacity, no part of DB? Are they behind the scenes working on that part of the site doing the things that makes this place what it is but being among us isn’t something they have time for, anymore?
            Again, I love DB. Its not what it was and thats sad but ok. Its still an amazing site, but some transparency–thats not too much to ask. I really want to know why now. Why are they asking for this now, if this is a step that was taken last year would we still have JB, GF, Mary?
            Also, that vip bean is extremely cringe-y. Just…no bueno.

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Not fully sold on the story yet, but since I love CSB, I\’m not giving up on it either. It feels quieter than When the Weather is Fine, or is it because I watched it after WTWIF??? Alas, Imma get a cup of coffee.

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    Now I feel like I should’ve watched 365: Repeat the Year first. 🤷‍♀️

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Queen: Love and War is surprisingly bingeable. Good political intrigue plot-wise and acting from the two leads. Gimme more of Kim Min Kyu’s dimples please!

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    Wasn’t interested in the rebellion they were trying to build. Probably because I was already #TeamLeeKyung from the beginning to actually care.

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Okay. A big fan of Memorist right now. Not a crack drama, but I feel like if I binged this, I wouldn\’t be able to stop too! Just waiting for Yoo Seung Ho and Lee Se Young to officially team up

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OMG GUYS I LOVE HOSPITAL PLAYLIST ❤️❤️❤️

(At some point I suspected that it might be from the same people who made the Reply series, and it is!)

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Wow, so happy with the first episode of Memorist so far!!

This scene where he tried to scan everyone on the street to find the perp was soooo cool!

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Have you guys checked out Queen: Love and War?

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    I know @lordcobol watched it.

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      It was ok, not top 10 material or anything.

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        was it meh? like worth the 16 hours?

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          It’s worth it if you have the free time, like if you are self-quarantining because of the plague and have finished Crash Landing and are out of things to watch.

          If you are busy, then no.

          I’m not sorry I watched it, but I have lots of free time.

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            Alright. With the new job, I still have time on my hands so I feel like I can afford it. When the Weather is Fine will be on hold next week too so I’ll probably check it out!

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            Thank you so much, @lordcobol!!

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Since the resignation, I will have at least one week to watch dramas again. What dramas would you guys recommend? (Preferably currently airing but binge watching is open)

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The year is 2017 – I was sort of depressed and unemployed, turned to dramas and thanked God for it. But mostly insecure I wasn’t being hired for almost 8 months. Thoughts swirling in my head was – maybe I wasn’t good enough?

Skip to 2018 – Got a job in March. With a newfound confidence in myself, I marched through this new/first job with the promise that I will work hard and learn a lot. I ended that year in tears still, because I had a hard time adjusting and learning despite my hard work. I remember crying, as if on cue, every Sunday evening dreading for the Monday to come.

2019 – I think I was okay. I had adjusted, but work still piled on. I was learning and growing a lot, but even still, new tasks meant I had been thrown off the sea without any knowledge of how to swim. At the same time, I had been close with a couple of friends who were going through the same experiences I had and found comfort in that. If the stress made me want to leave, my friends and my love for them pushed me to stay.

Now is Feb 2020 – I’ve decided I’ve had enough. There’s only too much toxicity that my heart can handle. So I have finally left my job to pursue another track closer to my heart. My friends are happy for me – in their words: We love you so much, we’re letting you go! I have 3 more weeks here to complete my 30-day required transition, but my heart is optimistic for this new chapter I’m embarking in life. Here’s to 2020.

Love, February

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My Holo Love made me miss watching INAR. INAR knew it wasn’t supposed to be taken seriously and had fun with the concept, while MHL felt more convoluted and not logically sound anymore. 🙁

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    this is good to know. i’ve been wondering about this one… also: is it a complete show? or like one of those netflix-cliffhangers-maybe-a-season-2-will-come show?

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      It’s a complete show.

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      It’s completed already, so it actually feels like a 16 ep drama – but only had 12 episodes. I din’t see it having a second season actually, even if fans push for it.

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Just finished Ep1 of My Holo Love and I’m pleasantly surprised how much I like it! Haven’t watched Are You Human Too – is it very much the same?

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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

More in the comments

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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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