Beanie level: Errand boy

Thanks to Angels Mission I just found out my ‘real’ name is Korean!!! WHAATTT!?!?

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Omo Waffle Prince Lion can sing too!!

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    He has a band, Walrus I think is the name, and has played the leads in the musicals Amadeus and Hedwig. Honestly, he’s just too much. One person should not look like that AND be that talented.

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    What can he not do?
    This should be criminal, stealing fangirls hearts….
    You are just too good to be true!

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    Is he singing about himself?
    “You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you”
    YES INDEED, Jae Wook-ssi! 💖

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    Whoa. Wait, Sir. This is like the sexiest song ever. How dare you sing it?! I’m gonna sing it for you, Sir, because I can’t take my eyes off of you.

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My eyes went all 👀 looking at the amazing performance of Shin Hye Sun on the very first episode of Angels Mission. I have only seen her play all those push over, overly sweet, innocent characters but I was taken aback by her portrayal of an angry, icy former ballerina! I am stoked for the rest!!!

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    I was floored as well! I’ve always liked her performance and I know she’s a promising young actress. This role affirms my view that she’s really one of the best.

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    lol.. watch school 2013 to see bitchy side of her.. she was awesome there too

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    I really enjoyed this premiere too !
    Shin Hye Sun is great! and L is sooo cute! I really never was a fan of his acting but oh my those dimples! that smile!
    I can’t wait for more eps of these 2!

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    You should see her in Forest of Secrets – she was also outstanding! It’s where I became a fan of hers.

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      Don’t mention Forest of Secrets I’ve been thinking of rewatching it Again. She was amazing and the scene of Shi-mok holding thecsweater she returned to him in front of his closet makes me tear up just thinking about it…so good

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      Forest of secrets has been on my watch list for ages. I should do something about it

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I understand why some Beanies felt ‘robbed’ of a sexy scene in the end of ep 14 of HPL. Reading your comments I felt it too. But now that I have seen the episode I kinda liked it. I like how they are focussing on their growth as a couple and their mutual support of each other. And honestly having a sex scene in ep 14 will just be reminiscent of WWWSK. And WWWSK didn’t end that well for some of us.

It is better this way. I think.

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    Agreed. I’m happy to not see a wedding or children either.

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    I’m one of those beanies who felt robbed, but I totally agree with you as well.
    I personally just found it kind of contrived that they’re getting intimate JUST when he’s starting to recover his artistic abilities… and for me the question was, if they’re doing it now, why not make it hot? (The show certainly set those expectations for itself).

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    The build up to it was incredibly romantic imo to the point where I’d realized sex in kdramas is always shown as a product of lust or passion between a couple rather than pure love like it was here. I think it was appropriate given the very comforting and intimate nature their relationship had taken (and the intensity of that moment)

    Lmao tbh I feel like comparisons with WWWSK were bound to be made given it’s PMY and tvN and it hasn’t even been a year. But both couples are very different. I know this drama has a rep for being ‘steamy’ but that’s actually not true because besides a first hot makeout session all their interactions have been rather sweet than ‘hot’ (on the other hand, WWWSK had a lot if not all lustful kisses) The bed scenes in both dramas justified the kind of relationship that was being portrayed on screen.

    I just think KJW and PMY have such powerful onscreen chemistry their every interaction leaves us screaming for more. There’s so much potential and that’s why viewers feel robbed.

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      Who knows what the next episodes bring? But that being said I will be happy even without. Just like you said the love they portrayed here feels so pure that maybe we don’t need to pry on their more intimate moments. That sleeping scene with her wearing his shirt was proof enough.

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    I completely agree with you.

    Also, it might just be me, but him sliding that paintbrush out of her hair? That did much more for me than a make-out ever could. That was a clever, subtle way for them to take the scene to a more sensual place without interfering with the intimacy and emotion of the moment. I loved it.

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My heart constricted on that last scene of HPL. That being said I wished they had ended the drama next episode. Now that the mystery is solved, I wonder what more they will have to show us.

I don’t want it to be the one of those dramas that fizzles out after a solid start.

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    I think we need next week to close every story tread. Like Ryan and Shi an relationship, Sun joo and her husband, Shi an art exhibition, Cindy and her mother, Da in and Eun ki. Also there have been hint on childhood connection so if that is true that need also to be addressed.

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    There’s the childhood connection between DM and Ryan and all the angst related to thatt

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I realised why I like TSLOMS this much!!! Because they act more like buddies than they act like a boss/employee. There you have it! Because there is no way I would be moved by that storyline.

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The Asian culture of parents controlling the lives of their adult children reached a level for me today while watching Five Children. And I mean it in a bad way.

So this almost 40 year old widower with 2 children, finally, after years of being alone, falls for an amazing divorced woman with….wait a minute this gets interesting…3 children of her own.

So our would be mother in law who lamented that her son should move on and find happiness, does everything she possibly can to break up this budding romance. The worst ‘you must leave your 3 children to your ex and raise my sons 2. That way I will approve this marriage’. I honestly never felt the need to verbally abuse an elder, as much as I did in this point. And horrifyingly this is not the only drama that has these issues.

So tell me, can a parent really say to their 35 plus age adult children, ‘I will not give you permission’ ‘how will you get married without my permission?’ ‘I don’t care what you do but I will never accept it’. Tell me these sentences are lost in translation!!! Tell me!!

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    Gah! That edit button needs to happen!

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    I don’t think it’s Asian, at least it sounds just as absurd to me.

    Parents can give their opinions but not in such obtrusive manner. There are of course extreme cases of fallout between parent and child over the marriage partner but they are mostly due to poor character of the partner than anything else.

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    Five Children is a great drama, one of my favorites. One reason is because of how Sang Tae handles his mom. She was ridiculous in her expectations and wants of a daughter-in-law. She rejected Mi Jung solely because of her 3 kids, so why would the parents of a single, never been married woman accept a widower with 2 kids? She was nothing but a hypocrite. Totally irked me but Sang Tae shut it down. I loved it.

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      YES!!! I have never been so proud! I watched that episode after this was written ☺️

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        I loved that even though his dad wanted him to apologize to his mom after Sang Tae basically told her show up, sit down and shut up at the wedding, he told him no.

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Me after waking up tomorrow thinking how Game of Thrones ended.

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A cute and a bit cringey story ahead…

Australia. Sunday afternoon. I went to buy some winter basics from Uniqlo (Japanese store for those of you who don’t know). Was browsing the isles of the sweater section when an Asian boy and a girl (no more than 20 year olds) were holding hands and staring into each other’s eyes. I turned around automatically to give them some privacy as I heard the girl say ‘bogoshpida’. and the boy whisper ‘saranghe’.

My head snapped back at them with such force that they both turned around to look at me, still holding hands. I swear on god, for everything that it right and holy, I gave them the finger hearts.

Nervous laughter followed..from all three of us on that sweater isle. I didn’t buy anything.

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Can we ever watch a perfect romcom, with the perfect OTP, WITHOUT childhood trauma please? Jebal!

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    Hmmm – Love O2O didn’t have any childhood trauma…

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    Hear hear! Or childhood connection. It’s not necessary!!

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    This is my least favorite trope – Fated childhood trauma nonsense all combined.

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    I’m willing to overlook it this time as long as there’s a good explanation, the brothers become devoted to each other and there is absolutely no noble idiocy involved.

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I am throughly enjoying The Secret Life of my Secretary! Secretary Jeong is hilarious!

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    I thought I’d watch for him, but she’s the one I love.

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      She was hilarious in her version of Veronica Park 😆 I couldn’t stop laughing! He on the other hand I was never a huge fan of. But I like him here. Specially the fact that we can see his forehead 😃

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My most hated trope of all time is Nobel Idiosy. Doek Mi and Ryan Gold doesn’t do noble idiosy. They are supportive of each other and they have no secrets. Be like Doek Mi and Pure Gold.

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Check out Ryan Gold playing Mozart like it is nothing! Super talented man 🤩 Skip to 1:47 to hear him play ☺️

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    Thank you for making me grin like a giddy fangirl.

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    I should’ve known…. Now that I really take a look, Kim Jae Wook DOES have what instrument player’s call ‘piano hands’

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      I know nothing about piano, never learn and play piano. So I have to google the meaning of “piano hands”.

      Found this definition, “hands with long and particularly strong fingers, the result of years piano practice”. Is this what you meant?
      He can play guitar too and majored in Music. Makes me more impressed with him.

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    He’s giving me major Chiaki vibes. If they decide to remake Nodame again they gotta pick him as the hero!

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Eun Gi, it’s a no, okay? No means no. Let it go! #HPL

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    I had to skip EG a lot today. I wish show didn’t go there.

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      Well I just hope they don’t use the ‘but I will keep on fighting for you’ trope after the rejection.

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        Please God No!! Or the I will wait for you – which seems imminent judging by the preview. Sigh. Hopefully Deok Mi shuts him down firmly on that.

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I just saw the extended version of the kiss scene of HPL and 🔥 🔥 🔥

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Ep 1 of The Secret Life of my Secretary had everything:

– obnoxious, arrogant but brilliant, good looking chaebol boss
– pitiful, hardworking, average Jane, glass wearing Secretary
– louder than life tracksuit *geez*
– piggy back ride (inappropriate as a work activity, I must say – sorry my HR brain is talking shit here – don’t mind me)

Looks like this will be trope galore but it held my attention. Maybe I am too sick today. The flu makes the heart go fonder.

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I am sick today. Runny nose fever headache and all that Jazz. But I don’t think I have laughed as much as this while being sick, looking at the antics of Waffle Prince Lion and our beautiful Sec Kim! They are a hoot!

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    Hope you feel better soon!

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    I hope you feel better soon. But looks like you had a productive day, nonetheless!

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      Oh yes! Despite the constant runny nose and coughing I watched Her Private Life, all the episodes of The Secret Life of my Secretary and caught up with the latest eng subbed Put Your Head on my Shoulder 😃

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Oohh I LOVE this pairing! My two favourite leads from my 2 favourite dramas – Healer and JBL! Can’t wait!

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I died at this pineapple head 🤣🤣🤣

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The 1st episode of Abyss didn’t really do much for me. Even the JSM/SIG cameo fell flat. But I like Park Bo Young so will probably give ep 2 a go before I call it quits.

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    Same here. It felt very spotty and I just didn’t get the mood of this drama.
    Am hoping now that PBY came towards the end of episode 1 things will change for the better.
    Also, am confused. Does the voice change or it’s the same. How do people recognize Cha Min over the phone when he is in a different body.

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      Exactly! The phone thing really irked me! You have been friends for 20 years and in contact and you don’t recognise your friends voice over the phone?

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        Also it would be icky if they now fall in love with their new bodies. Like they couldn’t do that in their old bodies.
        I hope there’s was good reason for him to go behind HeeJin and get married quickly. Let’s see. Will see episode 2 and decide.

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    Same here. And I too had a problem with the fact his voice was different (surely) but she still knew who he was.
    The whole episode was messy and I was left wondering if one more episode would be worth it. And that is sad because I really like those two actors. sigh…
    The Secret Life of my Secretary on the other hand was delightful.

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      You liked secretary? I was going to skip it. I wasn’t ready for another obnoxious male in power abusing a secretary :))

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        It’s pure trope and fluff – which now after Possession, That Psychometric Guy, Dr Prisoner is kind of okay. Besides I like the actress – she is quite cute.
        And I KNOW the obnoxious male is going to be forced to come down quite a few notches…..
        But nothing more than that – guess it makes me a bit shallow right now.

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      Really, I found it rather dreadful and tropey to the boot, and Abyss is not much better, Monday premieres were lacklustre this time.

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    Same here. I have hope now that Park Bo Young is here, but Ahn Hyo Seop (?) no matter how handsome he is, isn’t ready to carry a drama yet, by the looks of this. OR this is not well written and well edited. I can’t decide.

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      I thought it was a screenplay issue too in addition to his acting. I felt we weren’t jumping genres!!
      The suicide attempt, rebirth – none of it triggered any emotion. In theory it’s a big loss. Losing your body.
      Same thing when PBY comes in her reaction to the loss of her body/death made some connection. Purely her acting.
      I don’t know if the writers intentionally did that to show why these two characters never worked romantically in the first place.

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        Yeah. His disconnect was explained away as him being a weird person, but I got distinct Reunited Worlds vibes from the whole situation. Like, the reactions made zero sense given the circumstances.

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        Exactly! I could connect to the story in just the last ten minutes when PBJ came on to the screen. I also couldn’t understand why the guy was hiding himself? And then again wanting to visit his friend without even a single worry that his face is different. I don’t get it.

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