Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

ABYSS: I lost count of how many times characters were kidnapped and Hee-Jin was left alone when she should have an army to watch her… but for some mysterious reasons, I still like it… �

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I dare to say Trakt is a little bit confused…

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    I didn’t see what was wrong until I read the episode’s title… Fauxcest mixed with a divorce couple with the ex-wife wanting to have a baby? That could be total makjang.

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Just finished watching the 1st ep. of THE WIND BLOWS.
I hated the husband so much! Is he really the lead???

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    The husband got on my nerves on the first episode and the wife on the second. It’s fair enough, isn’t it?

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      Same. I just finished the 2nd ep. It was boring… how much time will this fool thing of make-up take?

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        I loled at the make-up plan. I can’t believe the writer thought it was a good idea. Since the ML has Alzheimer he isn’t going to recognise her at one point anyway but the synopsis says they’re going to get a divorce. Then they meet each other again later and that moment would’ve been better for the make-up thing (with makjang logic à la Temptation of Wife).

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          I think the make-up plan won’t work (I think there is a hint in the synopsis about the solution the wife will choose), so I am a bit bored by it.

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            I brushed over the synopsis to be surprised. The make up plan is bound to fail like other characters told the wife. I watched it x2 speed because it doesn’t make sense.

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I’m studying, and every time “DM” appears, my brain reads “Deok-Mi” instead of “dermatomyositis”… 😓

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    hehehe – I even know what dermatomyositis is as my dad suffered from it.

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    I first read DM as Diabetes Mellitus but then was like, that’s Deok-Mi before seeing the whole post. 😂😂😂

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HER PRIVATE LIFE – EPISODES 7-8

Let’s start with the good: ep.7. How sweet was of Ryan to help Deok-Mi to attend the idol event, and then to look at her fangirling like she was the cutest thing in the world?

And the “finally-speaking dad” was hilarious. Poor thing, I was glad someone paid attention to him and was interested in his stones!

The blind fold thing was a little over the top, but it’s a drama, after all…

Ep.8: I wasn’t mad at the umpteenth delusion, I knew it was too easy and too strange for the real first kiss, so I didn’t mind. The ep. had some good scenes and for a sec. I was like: “Oh! Finally! Two women that like the same man in a drama could become friends! It’s so good!”. No, it wasn’t. Here is the stabbing.

And Eun-Gi was so mean to DM! I’m very disappointed, boy.

I didn’t like the lack of communication between the leads, too, but I was that stupid one time, so I can understand Deok-Mi.

Result: I don’t wait for the next week (even if I’ll watch eventually). So sad they killed the excitement.

p.s. was the title a reference to Boyfriend?

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ONE YEAR AS KDRAMA VIEWER
One year ago, I watched the first episode of Temperature of love… and my life as kdrama viewer started (the failing experience with I miss you pilot never happened).
I …

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    … had found a link to Viki thanks to an Italian article that spoke about kdramas. In that period I was losing interest in western shows, that I had loved for years, because of a lot of reasons. One of them was the fact that I was entertained by them, but I felt nothing watching them or thinking about them. I didn’t want simply to sit down and have time passed. So, I welcomed something new.
    I was really surprised by the good acting, the beautiful cinematography, the gripping stories, and the abundance of genres (I don’t know why, but I thought kdramas were only love stories with happy endings…).
    Months later, I mustered my courage and registered here on Dramabeans and wrote my first comment. I was surprised by how many beanies responded!
    And then, I learnt how fulfilling is commenting with other persons with the same interests, learning interesting things by them and not being judged for my opinions.
    So, this little post is a celebration card for my experience as kdrama viewer, but also a thank you message for all of you beanies!
    Have a wonderful week end!

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ROMANCE IS A BONUS BOOK – EP.16

Dear writers, thanks for Park-Hoon! XD

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VIDEOS YOUTUBE SUGGESTS TO ME

As my nick states, I’m new to kdrama world, but I’ve been watched tv shows for, maybe, twenty years. So, I know that rumors and sour and disrespectful comments are unfortunately common towards actors and actresses, but I was very hit by many of them I read (mostly on YouTube) when Encounter/Boyfriend was on air (above all because SHK was a married woman), because of their particular sourness and meanness.

But I don’t want to write about this now. These days I am being really disgusted by the amount of videos YouTube proposes to me about rumors about Song-Song divorce. I can’t believe people use their time to make that kind of videos. Even if it were true, it would be a hurtful and very personal matter. Last year a dear friend of mine was on the edge of divorcing, and it was a very painful situation and even now I am sad thinking the pain she went through.

Probably the first things one thinks about actor/actresses are that they are lucky, or rich, or good-looking, but they are above all persons, that have feelings, bad days and problems as anyone. And I don’t think they are “used to” all this. Surely they are more used to than me or someone that posts a photo or a comment for the first time, but no one is made of wood.

I know this is an “old” matter, and I was unsure if posting this here or not, but it doesn’t stop hitting me.

I hope YouTube algorithm is good enough to understand what the “I’m not interested in” button means.

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    ya!.. and its disgusting to see how people use the kiss in the drama to be justify their speculation on romance.

    I mean, 1) it wasn’t that amazing a kiss 2) what part of profession and professionalism they don’t understand 3) if actors didn’t do their job then they’d be screaming why she is in the drama if she can’t do justice to the role 4) not everyone wants to kiss or be kissed by park bogum.. he is the flashy new toy..many have come and gone as far as celeb crush is considered

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      Exactly. It’s their job! What a married actress should do? Stay at home and wait to look old enough to be offered the role of the mother or the old aunt?
      And you’re perfectly right: if the kiss(es) were worse, there would be comments and comments about her/their bad acting.

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        imagine if this is what they think of their own society, what they may think of Americans or West.. their women have better opportunities than women elsewhere..atleast they are not judging a married actress on her divorce or kissess..

        But, then what this tells us is these folks might be viewing an entire society as something of an object

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          Thanks for commenting. I understand your point, but at the same time I want to underline that with my post I don’t want to point my finger at a specific country. Judging from photos and/or languages used to write that comments (I didn’t do a deeper research, honestly), they were from lots of countries. And I don’t know the origins of the videos, I don’t open them (that continue showing up anyway, thanks YT algorithm). I want to express my disgust and sadness due to insensitivity and disrespect towards other people. And only for some clicks.

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            No sorry.. didn’t mean it specific country..
            we have had a rape case.. and it was sickening to see the excuse these guys gave pinning it all on what they see in movies.. i shall edit my statement..

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          No need to be sorry, I like exchanging opinions; I only wanted no misunderstandings.

          And what?? There are no excuses for such a horrible act!!!!

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The beautiful opening and ending of BOYFRIEND.
I love when the characters at the airport become a drawing.

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THE CROWNED CLOWN – EP.11
Eunuch Jo is always the best!

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ROMANCE IS A BONUS BOOK – EP.7
This man is just hilarious!!

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    I love the last pic 😂

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    OMG – I laughed so much during this whole scene and played it again to get the same screenshots!!!
    Do you think that was adlibbed? He was so darn funny with those faces!!!!
    yep – he is totally a keeper – can’t wait for the girl to figure that one out.

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      Same! I had never rewatched a scene from this drama, but I rewatched him! XD
      I don’t know if that was adlibbed… but probably ever Director trusts him for these scenes, I saw him in other dramas and he was always funny.

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MY AJUSSHI – EP.15
That. Run.

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CATFIGHT

Well, in the third episode of “Touch your heart” there is a catfight. I really hate it.
The episode has been the weakest so far, but that scene made me dislike it.

Catfights are vulgar and degrading.
Using them in a story, it seems that the show (wherever it is produced) is telling us that women can’t solve tensions civilly, but they must become troglodytes or animals. And that they have a head only to host their hair (that will be eventually pulled out by another woman).
The worst is where the female lead is involved, the character that I generally become more invested in, that is belittled by this kind of action. Or when the reason is the male lead: who punches more wins the prize. Bleah.
I haven’t watched a lot of KDramas so far, but, even if I was lucky enough to pick many of them free from catfights, others had it:

– Temperature of love (c. between female lead and her sister. Sigh. On the street, near the trash, male lead watching. Double sigh.)
– Suspicious partner (between female lead and a colleague. Both lawyers. On the workplace. Male lead watching. Bleah.)
– What’s wrong with Secretary Kim (among colleagues in the bathroom on the workplace. Luckily female lead not involved – except to divide them. Meh.)
– Tomorrow, with you (between female lead and a “friend”. At home, during a dinner with their husbands and other people. :/ )
– My name is Kim Sam Soon (between female lead and her rival. At home. Sigh – but the whole show was a “Sigh” to me -.)
– Touch your heart (between female lead and a fellow actress. On the street. People watching. :/ )

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MY AJUSSHI – Episode 14

WOW!

I can give a whole drama a 10, but I rarely give it to an episode.
Tough this episode is just… wow! (even if there is a karaoke)

Jung Hee’s sorrow for her long lost love is heartbreaking, and the songs fit so much those who sing.

But, above all, there is the pure feeling of affection between this man and this girl that so desperately miss each other.
It’s the first time I see this kind of non-romantic relationship so beautifully and delicately portrayed.

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ENCOUNTER EPISODE 15
This was the first time I wasn’t in a hurry to watch an episode of Encounter/Boyfriend, but it turned out to be less painful than ep.14.

Random thoughts:
1) two surprises from dads:
– Cha Congressman’s choice (I confess I didn’t trust him completely at the beginning of the story, it seemed to me that he gave to her daughter some hints how to behave in the form of sweet words);
– what JY’s dad says to his wife about her request to SH. I didn’t expect it, it seemed to mirror my thoughts (and those of a lot of beanies), and it was refreshing because they weren’t traditional concepts and were said by a man – a father- in his 50’s;
2) JY’s mum wanted to preserve her familiar happiness, but her own actions lead to a change (the worst, maybe): her son doesn’t want to come back home after work;
3) thanks God we didn’t have: “I lied when I said that I loved you”, or “I don’t love you” and JY finds out his mum is behind the break up in the same episode;
4) I was perplexed by the fact that JY seems unaware that something bad happened to SY even before the events regarding her father and that he doesn’t ask her what the matter is;
5) I was a little disappointed by the fact that JY quickly gives up on SH to free her from the “castle of guilt”;
6) in other episodes I lauded SHK for her performance, but in this episode PBG’s acting is heartbreaking.

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    3 – She didn’t lie but she didn’t explain anything in the first conversation which I thought was very cold to him
    4 – She has been distant for some time, he thinks he can make it better with gifts and smiles, they almost never have real life conversations
    5 – He was always trying to do what was best for her, he doesn’t even think about himself, if she says he is troubling her she is saying the only thing that would convince him
    6 – I thought SHK was terrible in their first talk, she is very repressed but she should have some emotion behind the mask and she had almost none.

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      3 – You’re right, but I didn’t expect an explanation or the truth (in this drama or in any other show), so I am grateful that we didn’t have a frustrating situation as, for example, in About time;
      4 – I would have liked some real life conversations and less: “I’m fine”…
      5 – I would have liked a lot more fight to avoid the break up, as I hope there will be in the last episode;
      6 – I liked her performance in other episodes because her stiffness fitted the character, and she was able to be playful and fragile, too. It is true that in this episode there was lack of emotion from her part.

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BOYFRIEND – Episode 14

I have to say something and can\’t wait for the recap…
I really really really thought we had escaped noble idiocy, and instead! Here is episode 14.
Yes, I understand SH…

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    See, I don’t think she is going to go through with that decision. That voice over did not match and I think it was there to throw us off. Drama for drama sake.

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      I hope you’re right. I would be disappointed if there would be that situation again.

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      I really really hope so. A break-up so late into the story doesn’t make much sense to me, especially since they already had one before.

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    (SHK’s performance broke my heart), but it is basically the same situation of some episodes ago, when she asked JH to part to reflect.
    Why didn’t they talk (“Your mum asked me to break up with you”; “Your dad gave me his blessing”; ” I know something bad happened, do you want to speak to me?”)?

    Hope there won’t be another painful episode; I’ve loved and invested too much on this drama!
    We’ll see (but it HAD to end well, possibly not during the last 10 minutes).

    Better I end here my rantings…

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      And I thought we’d avoid makjang of opposing parent… 😔

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        Yes, mums here are at least disappointing, not to say hateful.
        When I wrote my thoughts about Beauty inside some months ago on an Italian forum, to support my love for the show I added: “Oh, and there are three mums, and no one is unbearable”. In fact I found this really refreshing and surprising in a positive way.
        Sad not to say the same for Boyfriend, too, that I love more.

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