Beanie level: Errand boy

There were a lot of what-the-heck-am-I-watching moments in TSLOMS this week, but I laughed the loudest at The Original Veronica Park riding through Seoul on a horse. This show is aah-uuh-some!

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This is how K-ent gets you. I had a little time in my drama schedule and I was missing watching a long family drama, so I started watching Five Children, which was great. During which, I really loved Sung Hoon’s character. I’ve seen him around, but now I really liked him and started looking up other stuff he’s in. The other dramas he’s in aren’t very accessible, so I started watching all his episodes of I Live Alone. Then I started getting attached to the other people in I Live Alone, so then I started to watch ALL the episodes of I Live Alone that are available on Kocowa, which is a lot. Argh. I’m never going to get anything done.

I was thinking about why stuff like this didn’t happen to me with American TV, and I think it’s because Korea has so many variety shows that mostly feature celebrities — actors and singers. If you like one person in a certain thing, there’s endless footage of them everywhere, and the more you see a person, the more you like them (usually — especially if they’re edited well). American variety shows consist mostly of Kardashian types or other anonymous people that I have no interest in.

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    I agree! K-entertainment knows how to capture viewers attention in a positive way (unless it’s evil editing). Celebrities stay usually humble and that makes them more likable too.

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    For real! I started watching korean variety because of one person and then after a while of watching that show, I started another one variety show because I wanted to see more from one of members and so on. I am always watching one variety show or another that even though I’m currently watching one drama at the moment, it never feels like I am in a slump. By the way, I love I Live Alone! It is so funny and interesting since we get to peek into people’s lives, or maybe I’m just nosy, lol😂. I may not watch Sung-hoons dramas but his appearances are always entertaining.

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    his love for food is what I’m looking for when he’s featuring the ep , how he ate the whole cereal bag still shock up to this day , or when he ate a LOT at the manhwa book shop x)

    glad that you’ve started I live alone, I watch it every week , I might have not watched as many ep as you , I started it in 2016 I think

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      I had my jaw hanging open when he poured the milk into the bag. I was like, who does that?!?!?! Then I thought it’s a pretty good idea, haha. I can eat a whole bag myself and it saves washing a bowl.

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    Glad you are enjoying I Live Alone, its great to see another side of these entertainers on variety shows.
    Have you seen the episode where he went on a trip with kian82 at the swimming pool? I couldnt breathe cos i was laughing so hard!!

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      Are you talking about the Hong Kong trip? I thought I was going to die laughing!

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        Yes!! It was hilarious!! I was like are they trying to drown themselves? And they tried 3 or 4 times, if it didn’t work the first time, what will repeating the same move do.
        So so funny!

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I don\’t know anything about directing and lighting and camera angles and all that stuff, but I will say, if you\’re sensitive to bright lights, don\’t watch Search WWW. The lights are just over the top and everywhere. Other than that, the drama is pretty good.

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    Definitely many lights in this one ….. and I think candles also!

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      Oh yeah, I forgot about the candles. I thought she was going to burn the office down!

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Starting Shining Inheritance (thanks @leetennant). Having a hard time trying to not giggle at Le Seunggi’s hair.

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    It never moves and so I am not unconvinced it’s a wig like his Grandmother’s.

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    Like I said to @leetennant : You might want to prepart a couple of tissues or pillows to throw (depending on whether you’re a crier or a pillow thrower) for the angst and just how hard SLS will hit you

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    It’s sometimes hard for me to watch older dramas because of the hair and wardrobe lol.

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I wonder if Search WWW is insinuating something about Naver. Was there something about Naver filtering political results in real life?

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    They for sure deleted articles and buzzwords related to Burning Sun mess.

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    I wouldn’t be surprised if they also filtered articles containing news about ex-president PArk Geun Hye as well before all of te craziness surrounding her corruption scandal finally broke, because, and correct me if I am wrong, the Park Geun Hye administration was trying to do cover ups by using other major pieces of news before it all came to light– most of the news, that wasn’t necessarily false but it’s purpose of being reported WAS for cover up, had to do with problems with the Samsung name/conglomerate and the internal power fights/struggles that was occurring within the family and their decision about who was going to be the next up and coming management

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I started watching Five Enough and Shin Hyesun is in it. Her character’s name is Lee Yeon Tae and she lied to someone and said her name was Lee Yeon Doo, and I was like, wait, isn’t her name Lee Yeon Seo??? This is too much for my poor little brain to handle.

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    I am watching Five Enough now too! And I too feel the same momentary brain fog between her characters on the two shows 😃

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Angel’s Last Mission — Kim Dan\’s ringtone is cracking me up. And the obligatory kdrama IV goes to… the dog, haha. I was waiting for him to pull it out himself and walk out of the animal hospital in a huff.

Anybody else here get all OCD for this episode? Blood on the carpet and cake thrown all over the place. What a mess to clean up. 🤨

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After all the beanie posts, I started Her Private Life, which I’m enjoying. Every time I watch a PMY drama I get the urge to watch Healer again. Plus Ahjumma is in the drama with her. Then I started Angel’s Last Mission which has two more of the Healer women, so I gave in a did a two-day Healer marathon. After that I was at a loss for what to watch so I was browsing Netflix and came across a drama special that L did called One More Time, which is like the kdrama version of Groundhog Day. It was pretty good (except for L’s bad fake guitar playing — don’t get me started), so if you’re in the mood for a 4-hour short sweet drama with some dimples, give it a go.

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    Interesting, I did not enjoy One More Time and thought the acting was terrible. I love L, but this was not his finest moment imo. Forgettable drama – I seriously remember nothing of the plot.

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      Yeah, it wasn’t the best drama ever, but I enjoyed it. I liked L in it, he wasn’t as awkward and jumpy as I’ve seen him be before. But just FYI to anyone reading, I’m known to have pretty low standards. 😁

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Looking for a new Mon/Tues drama since Waikiki is over, so I started Secret Life of My Secretary. It\’s weird and funny and a little dark. I like it.

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Huh ….. he looks pretty good.

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Just recently got re-addicted to Neko Atsume. Lookit my babies having fun!

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So I made my mom watch some of Master in the House and now she’s addicted to it, and wants me to marry Lee Sangyoon. I’m down with that. Although, like any good Korean mom, she is mad that he got a degree in *Physics* from *Seoul National University* and is now an *actor*. She keeps asking, what is he doing with his life? 🙄 Good thing I’m not actually married to him, she would drive him crazy.

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I wonder if Song Jaerim and Yoon Kyunsang ever had a playdate for their cats.

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Finally got to watch/hear BTS’ new song — it’s pretty good! I like it. Some of y’all are right, BTS has evolved from the harder sound they had at their beginning, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, IMO. But my favorite of theirs is still War of Hormone, partly because the MV was so cool with the super long shots. I think this was before they were super popular, but my memory might be fuzzy on that.

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    I think this was before they exploded too. I remember seeing it, thinking that it looked cool, and promptly forgetting about them. Oops. 😂

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    I love that one despite the sexism.

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      Oh, lol, I’ve never actually looked at the lyrics. I only watched the MV and thought the chorus is catchy.

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    This is the song that brought me into the fandom. And yes, this came out before they exploded. The song “Dope” marks the very beginning of their skyrocketing popularity.

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Finally after all the singing and dancing the four guys had to do, they get to do something Sangyoon is good at. This was one of the more exciting games I’ve seen, right down to the wire!

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    He tried so hard while dancing that it was so nice to see him doing something were he excels! I am not a sports person, but I was really into the game😁

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    so swoony. 😍

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Sorry, I cannot stop raving about The Light in Your Eyes. It’s so good. The ratings have doubled since they started, yay! Nam Joohyuk is holding his own even in scenes like this with Kim Hyeja.

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    I think it really speaks to the elderly and women of a certain age in Korea which is why it’s garnering the higher ratings. It’s higher than Reach of Sincerity, which surprised me being basically a spin off of Goblin, which was so popular. I like this one too, but 2.5 episodes behind. I’m glad you think it’s getting better!

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Really loving The Light in Your Eyes. It’s both hilarious and heartbreaking. Kim Hyeja is so good, she can even play a 25-year-old. And Son Hojun is making me cry with laughter.

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Coffee Friends and Light in Your Eyes blessing us with a double dose of Son Hojun and Nam Joohyuk. Plus my favorite ahjusshi Jo Jaeyoon. A girl can’t ask for more than that.

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I went to Costco today and was super excited to see… stroopwafels! I\’ve never had one before so I was going to buy a box and then I saw that each individual stroopwafel had 11 grams of sugar, and there were something like 30 in the box. I know my tendency — if something\’s in the house, I eat it. So I stood there for 15 minutes debating whether or not I could survive ingesting 330 grams of sugar in one go. Sadly, I decided against it.

If anyone knows where to get individually sold stroopwafels, please let me know.

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