Beanie level: Errand boy

Ep 13 of My Fellow Citizens and my favourite Loan Shark (not with a heart of gold) is still in fine form.

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Apart from the awesome female characters, it’s the physical slapstick humour that makes My Fellow Citizens such a fun watch.

(keep an eye on the guy with the braces going in for the hug)

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    I was so confused for a second but then I remembered braces=suspenders 🤣

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      Oh yeah. Sorry. My comment should come with British/ English subtitles

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        I might enjoy it more without the subtitles since it keeps me on my toes and makes me get outside my too US-centric bubble.

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          The words for items of clothes can be a minefield.

          Suspenders in UK-English means garters. Now, the guy could well be wearing them but they would be hidden by his trousers.

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            🤣🤣🤣 I didn’t know that! It’s amazing how different American and British are!

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            I was embarrassingly old before I figured out what the British meant by a jumper. A jumper in American English is a loose fitting dress.

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            @egads I hope you also noticed that I said ‘trousers’ not ‘pants’. Having suspenders to hold up your pants is a whole different thing entirely…

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      🤣 Me too! I wondered how I was going to see braces without zooming in.

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Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun in a KES drama is a hard-miss for me. Kang Ha-neul and Gong Hyo-jin in a drama written by the Fight My Way writer and Are You Human Too PD on the other hand…

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For @katakwasabi here’s my favourite Hoo Ja outfit: ep 6 & 7’s Evil Head Schoolgirl look

#myfellowcitizens

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The My Fellow Citizens gif-fest continues.

*I can’t help but think that this one will come in handy again some day*

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I mean, I hate mansplaining but I\’m willing to make an exception here.
#myfellowcitizens

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I\’m slowly catching up with My Fellow Citizens. I love dramas that have such a wide range of fun characters…

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    would u know if its a 16 ep series

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      I think it is 16 ep. Viki says it finishes on 21/5.

      I was planning to catch up just in time for the finale XD

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        some sites say 18!! im not sure which is the official one!! highkey stressing lololol

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          Hm, I’ve only seen 16. But – it is going to be followed by Perfume, which is said to premier on June 3rd, leaving a one week gap? Maybe you’re right…

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Okay, this is a tough one for me to admit, but maybe I\’m loving Kim Min-Jung even more than Lee Yoo-Young.

#MyFellowCitizens!

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    They’re both equally as awesome but in different ways?

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      I think that Lee Yoo-Young is the emotional heart of the drama whereas everybody around her spirals in their own individual craziness.

      I’m glad you told me to watch it – it’s such fun

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    Im just loving the villain. She. is. so. freaking. cool. Also, her outfits.

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      This is a good point – I think a large part of my love for her is actually love for her outfits.

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    She fantastic in this.

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I’m really not sure about Abyss translating its Alien Language Manual one rule at a time

#youshouldreadmanuals
#regretlivewatchingthis
#shouldhavewaiteduntilep6

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    Reposted it without the screencap which I realised was a bit of a spoiler for people who hadn’t yet watched ep 4

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    But is it a good show? I didn’t particularly like eps 1 and 2, but I’m waiting for beanies’ views on this

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      I’m not watching, but from everything I’ve read on here that’s a good thing.

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      Out of the 4 eps I’ve watched, I’ve enjoyed ep 3 most.

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    I don’t think it was translated to the characters at all. The words appeared for viewers. That’s my interpretation at least.

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      Oh really? I thought that the characters got to see it as well… You could well be right.

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The good thing about the bots randomly commenting on old posts is that I get to see things I had no idea existed. Like photos of Song Il-kook getting into shape back in 2010

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Having finished my Marriage Not Dating rewatch, it struck me how good the final quarter of the drama is. I know, not words I say a lot.

Where lesser dramas would have glossed over the deeper issues with the couple and their families (they confessed! It’s all puppies and unicorns!) Marriage Not Dating turns it into a very satisfying emotional ending. When the dating becomes ‘real’, it’s clear that this relationship isn’t going to be all clear sailing. But, they actually discuss their problems (her character growth) and instead of ignoring them address them heads on ( his character growth) and they mostly work through them TOGETHER. That’s right, together. No Noble Idiocy, no Running Away, but dealing with stuff like a couple. Even if brushing someone else’s teeth might be going a step too far.

See that, kdrama-land? That’s how it should be done. Loved it.

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    Maybe I need a rewatch.

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      The first time round, I really liked the first half: the cute, the set-up, the hilarious antics and (I’ll admit it) the amount of skinship.

      On this rewatch, I still liked that but I loved the other parts of the drama so much more. I think there’s nothing like having seen a lot of dramas mess up, to make you appreciate it when a drama does it right and avoids the cliches.

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    This is one of my most favorite shows with one of my most hated second male leads.

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    I especially loved the ending they gave his family members.
    I liked her character growth, which made the misunderstanding at the wedding more eye-rolling to me. I get that they wanted to get to this everything-is-ruined-shot again, but the way they did it was so cheap.

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    Maybe I should watch it again. Because I *whispers*….hated it….

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    This was like the 2nd or 3rd k-drama I ever watched. I loved Han Groo and Yeon Woo Jin. I miss Han Groo. She got married and dropped off the map.

    I thought there was a touch of noble idiocy and running away, wasn’t there? I think it’s time for a rewatch.

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      I love Han Groo. Didn’t she have twin babies? I hope she comes back because she’s such a good actress.

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I wasn’t sure about eps 1 & 2 of Abyss, but ep 3 redeemed itself by giving me a Scooby Gang Love Triangle.

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    Really? I’ve been putting off episode 2, but Scooby Gangs are one of my favorite things.

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      I started liking it once Se-yeon took over Mi-do’s life and meets the police detective ex-bf. Because then there was a Scooby Gang and a great moment when Se-yeon insists on driving the police car.

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    I was waiting to start it until I had four episodes. And now I definitely will.

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      Comment was deleted

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      Just to warn you: ep 2 wasn’t great – especially a couple of side characters commenting on Park Bo-Young’s character not being beautiful or pretty enough to date someone like Ahn Hyo-seop really rubbed me the wrong way. As if it’s all about looks! Plus, if they wanted her character not to be beautiful, they should have picked another actress, instead of having all characters around her comment on how not-pretty she is.

      Anyway. Ep 3 was much better. They styled her more like ‘ordinary girl’ and her character is so hilariously kick-ass that I couldn’t help enjoying it.

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        A friend at work just wandered over a little while ago and told me she was watching Abyss and enjoying it a lot. I’ll probably start it tomorrow since I can’t watch too many episodes of Confession one after the other.

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Thanks Netflix. I was waiting for them to have lunch in a well-known sandwich place, ever since I saw that Product Placement warning at the start.

#Abyss

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Marriage Not Dating rewatch

I love this mother-in-law & daughter-in-law relationship. Such a satisfying growth story.

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TotM Post: how kdrama influenced my food.

Exhibit A: my dinner, rice with 4 side dishes
Exhibit B: 2 kg of kimchi that I made yesterday

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    Yummm..that kimchi.

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    I wanted to make kimchi, so far didn’t have time, made only fermented cabbage 10 liters but there was an asian shop, actually 2 next to each other, in Cork in Ireland, so I bought there everything I needed, but now is gone, I was so disappointed, because here in Brittany there’s non.

    Do you use little crevettes as well?

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      I skipped the little prawns. My recipe called them ‘optional’.

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    Sharing kimchi is a must. lol

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    I just mentioned Kimchi on another post, but I eat eat almost everyday now. The one I eat is very mild and no shrimp so not sure how I’d do with other kimchi.

    Anyway, this looks good. What are the side dishes?

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      From left to right: Beansprouts with sesame & garlic, seasoned garlic stems and cucumber kimchi (on the same plate) and honey and soy Lotus roots.

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    I always have a batch of pickled radish in my refrigerator, usually have some sort of cucumber side dish, and whenever I can find bean sprouts (which are shocking difficult to find here because the grocery stores are afraid of salmonella and listeria) I make them with sesame oil and garlic. Korean side dishes are lovely.

    Feel free to share your kimchi, I haven’t tried making it yet.

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      yeah the bean sprouts came with a huge ‘MUST NOT BE EATEN RAW’ warning label.

      I’ve written a full TotM post about the miracle of side dishes.

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Whenever I see that the latest Beanie Comments are from someone new, who\’s purely come here to rant about the ending of a drama, I want to give them a (virtual) hug and say: welcome to kdramaland

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Possessed : the show turned so many awesome female characters into potplants that it could have started its own garden centre

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    I will never not imagine a marijuana plant when I see that descriptive.

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      Side effect of living in the US.

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        😂🤣Yes, and a state where it is legal and very popular.

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          That would probably be the one thing that would stop me ranting about this drama and help me see the funny side.

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            Lol.

            I dropped before the women were sidelined. I was really liking it, great characters, just had seen spoilers on how dark it was going. 🤷‍♀️ just not what I felt like I could do right now.

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    100% agree!
    🙁

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I\’ve got to the end of episode 14 of Possessed and I think this is the most impressive cull of characters that I\’ve ever seen in a drama.

(image in comment as I wouldn\’t want to spoiler it too much)

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    2 eps to go, not many characters left standing

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    This confirms it’s not the drama for me.

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      It’s the drama for people who like to see nice characters get killed. Nope, I don’t know who that would be either. I’m only still watching because I’ve so nearly finished it.

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    Spoiler : it’s not the end 😂

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      I’m now thinking I’ll probably get Possessed Bingo (ie a full card).

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      Wow – was Tango girl the only one left standing? (I’m not sure what happened to Detective Kim’s daughter…)

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        She survived I think and Detective Kim is saved if I’m not wrong. There were so much dead people I’m not sure 😅

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Tae In-ho’s acting career (according to Cloggie, who was going to add more screen caps but couldn’t be bothered)

1) Misaeng: Evil Jerk
2) RDTK: Evil nasty drinking cheating Jerk. Thanks ToD for your stellar efforts
3) Just Between Lovers. Evil Jerk. Wait – is that a hint of vulnerability? (secretly like him, don’t tell anybody)
4) Life: Evil Jerk. Plot twist: NOT Evil Jerk
5) My Fellow Citizens: Nice Guy? What? **melt-down** (it’s okay, he’ll turn out to be evil)

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    I think his character in Just Between Lovers is not that evil, I kinda sympathized him. Totally love him in Life.

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      Oh, I completely agree with you. His character in Life is great once you realise what’s really going on.

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    Man to Man he was well fleshed out as well.

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Oh Oh Oh, Sky Castle is now on Netflix???

*must really finished Possessed first*
*have just picked up My Fellow Citizens*

#kdramafanissues

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    Aw got too excited and looked it up. I guess it’s not on Netflix Canada ㅠㅠ

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    What’s possessed like?
    And also OMFG I can’t wait to recommend Sky Castle to everyone in the entire universe.

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      I’m on ep 11 of Possessed, and it all depends on how it ends. I’ve managed to avoid spoilers, so should really get on with it and just finish it.

      The first couple of episodes are solid, then it gets really good from ep 4 on in and now… yeah, I haven’t pressed play yet on the next one. Don’t know why. (I must! I must!)

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    Not in the US yet either.

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      We always get shafted. For an American company, they always seem to do us dirty. lol

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    Yay thanks for this information!!!

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    “OOOOOOOOH!!” *I cooed*
    I’ve watched it already but yaaaaaay!

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