Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Thought about When the Devil Calls Your Name:

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I wish I could send Mary a care package of her favorite snacks, a Song Jae-rim, and a mountain ahjussi to help her slay the bots invading DB.

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    IKR? I picture sending her some kind of computer ninja with a big sword to cut down all the spammers 😤

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“Watching” @earthna react to TLE on the fanwall is keeping me more entertained and engaged than the dramas I am currently falling behind on.

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Is there one single healthy relationship of any kind in Let Me Hear Your Song?

And, is all of DB holding its breathe waiting for a Bae Doona confirmation for FoS2?

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@13infamyss, I’m pretty sure @lugirl131415 meant this gif:

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    Oh dear. It’s been… many, many years ago since I first watched Full House, but I clearly remember Rain did not have a scene like this!

    Hmmm…. The fan service in Thai dramas is on a whole different level, no? It’s like I`m watching a local North American TV series. I cracked how the male lead in Boy for Rent was shirtless riding his bike on a highway with the female lead’s arm wrap around his abs body. https://youtu.be/i0w7nPMMzYY?t=591 (clip at 9:53) Like is that even legal? And I`m actually concerned for his health, is he not cold?

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      Thai dramas know their audience.

      I have witnessed motorcycle accidents, and this is a very bad idea. One pothole on that road, and that boy will lose a lot of skin sliding across the street. At least he’s wearing a helmet?

      But why is he shirtless? Never mind, I don’t want to know.

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        Thank you for not letting me answer that question. I really don’t want to write what Boy For Rent is about. Just know that this drama damaged me in the worst possible way I’d rather not remember how. It’s not the worst drama I have seen, but it made me hate my life for finishing such an atrocious show.

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    It is nice to see the Dowager Countess support all forms of art.

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    *must breathe* *must breathe* *must breathe*
    JKDASLFKLADFSJLWEFIOJDKLSUFOIJWEKLDJFKDSAL
    i still love you, egads.

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Pssst.

Hey Beanies, where might a person in the US find an English subbed Hell is Other People? I’m not seeing it on any of my regular haunts.

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So, apparently I asked for the wrong warning about ep. 10 of Devil. Who cares about potential romance, that cliffhanger hit a bit too close.

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    Heh. How was ep 10?

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      Lucca better not die. That is all. Well actually, Ha Rip’s begging that Lucca’s life be spared was a bit close to a conversation I had with my own mother this week, and it hit hard.

      I’m finding this drama interesting in how it is examining various parent/child relationships and all the dysfunction and/or willingness to sacrifice everything for your child. Family is so messy and complicated sometimes.

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I just finished ep. 9 of When the Devil Calls Your Name, and I have a question before I press play on episode 10.

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    That last scene……….they aren’t gonna go down the road of romance are they? Please tell me no, because I truly don’t have the energy to riot, and Ha Rip is too damn old for her, and eww. Just ewww.

    Please advise if you know.

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      Ep 10 starts immediately from that scene and is funny.

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      I’m watching ep 10 as I type. It looks like it for now, 15 minutes in ep 10. Looks to me like they want to make Harip his son, and also maybe his devil contract will be nullified since ryu toyed with fate to get harip to sign the contract.

      But there is also luca and mum. Harip seems to still like mum.

      I’ll update when I finish.

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I want to thank all the Beanies on Discord last night who made me laugh with their stories and baguettes. (The baguettes make sense in context) I needed fun, and you delivered. (I’m also stealing your stories, so if I ever write a screenplay don’t be surprised if Fair Competition, or Robot Bread show up on your screens.) (Also makes sense in context)
So:

(why does this gif show up when searching baguette in giphy?)

And let’s all dream of a future when baguette machines are on every corner:

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Let Me Hear Your Song thought:

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    I missed creepy Jang Hoon.

    Why did they cover up his bad singing? Boo to the musical editing.

    Also, I’m getting more suspicious of the oboist. Why would they keep putting what seems to be a very secondary character smack dab in our faces? Oboists have knives.

    Not enough timpanist. But his face when Jang Hoon started singing was priceless.

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      I actually miss his singing and wish that they hadn’t dropped that aspect of the story so quickly.
      I am still really enjoying this show but the pacing feels a bit off . It feels like they could of built more tension before she confessed and the scary man appeared.

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      β€œI missed creepy Jang Hoon.β€œ

      Same here. The Maestro *could* become creepy, but I don’t think he would develop that odd flavor of creepiness that JH achieved.

      Ditto on the β€œbad” singing. I think that level of bad takes great skill. It’s actually amazing to hear.

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I like the direction When the Devil Calls Your Name is going. While humor is great, continued slapsticky stuff would be jarring next to the weighty topics being explored.

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Let Me Hear Your Song: I have some thoughts.

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    ????? You can’t just stop there…

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    1. Is there anyone besides Yi Young who isn’t hiding something?

    2. Song Jae-rim is too thin. I want to feed him.

    3. Oh wait, the blind date guy seemed okay. I don’t think he was hiding a dark secret. But then again, it’s early yet. He’s probably a serial killer with a basement full of skeletons.

    4. I have my suspicions about the oboist. Reed knives are sharp.

    5. Anyone else think the Maestro and Kim Ian may have been more than friends?

    6. I’m still wondering if Yi Young wasn’t really Kim Ian’s girlfriend, but rather Jang yoon’s gf, and maybe he thought she might be cheating. I don’t know, it’s all very confusing.

    7. The timpanist continues to look very nice. I’m pretty sure by the end of the drama, it will either be revealed that he is also a serial killer, he will be killed by the aforementioned reed knife, or he will become a Yi Young groupie and cheer her on during her first performance with the orchestra.

    8. The music is good.

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      Thanks for sharing. I’m probably going to need more context to keep watching this drama, because “Jang Yoon” is creeping me out – may need to pause it until we get more info. Also, I now wonder if Kim Ian was either: 1. trying to save Yi-young from a kidnapper and got killed OR 2. was the person who kidnapped/assaulted her and that’s why his father cremated him without an autosopy & interfered with the police investigation.

      Song Jae-rim is way too thin. Also, I see why mary likes him so much, I…might….also…

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        “Jang Yoon” is hella creepy at this point, and we need backstory and context soon. I find both your Kim Ian theories plausible. I’m also wondering how their father fits into all this, and I contend that there is some kind of connection with Yi Young’s childhood accident and either: 1. The dad was somehow involved and we may have some sort of noble idiocy situation coming up; or 2. Her family is hiding something sinister (I hope not), but they are on my suspicio-meter.

        I mean, we know @mary is smart, so of course her taste is impeccable. But seriously, he looks like a strong breeze would blow him over. The mother in me is concerned.

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          He puts weight on his bottom.

          Applebottom.

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          Am I strange for not finding him that creepy…
          I think we’re being misdirected about his creepiness level metre. I think he’s just a man on a mission to find out what happened to his brother so he throws normal social conventions out the window to make that happen.
          Because he comes across as threatening whenever talking about Ian, but I think this is just a aforementioned misdirect, when he’s actually just earnestly seeking the truth and knows Yi Young won’t do direct confrontation well, hence the slow revealing of information. Not to mentioned he’s obviously effected by his father, his brother, the company politics, and being consumed by this for a year, so it’s not like he cares if he comes across badly to outsiders (us and her unnie or her ex). But then he finds himself caring for her a little too much anyway, calming her down in panic attacks, protecting her from the various people who keep breaking into her home, all supposedly in the name of finding out what happened to Ian, but maybe not just that, and then at the end of the latest episode revealing he doesn’t think a relationship is a good idea, it would be hard, because there’s too much other shit going on. Too bad she’s already fallen for him, and he’s too close already, because they’re still dysfunction as HECK.

          That! Or its just written badly and his character writing is all over the place lol.

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            It’s a Kdrama and he’s the main lead so it’s very likely a misdirect. That’s why I want more context and information before I can watch it again, because I sure am creeped out.

            That, it as you say, it’s badly written. Or maybe he just isn’t a good guy

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        He is thin but also hot, lol.
        I found Jang Yoon less imminently creepy if that makes sense, but still creepy.
        Last week I was leaning towards the Maestro and Ian Kim having a relationship and this week I’m leaning towards Maestro and Yi Young having had a relationship. So basically I’m still in the dark and guessing at everything.

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      #1. At first I thought ..hmm. If this was American, there’s a good chance we’re dealing with a masked femme fatale, which would be really more interesting
      #3. The guys seemed really OFF … and his reappearance too.
      #5. Seems to me they’re really implying β€œmore than friends” … but could be a red herring. After all this is a kdrama.
      #6. Lots of noir-ish possibilities… I think I’m in the mood for a NOIR…thoughts keep turning that way!
      #8. Yes. Wish there was more. Even the training session with the lead timpanist was acoustically interesting!

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So, episode 6 of Devil kinda brought it all back together for me. They stopped trying too hard for the comedy with weirdness, and settled into actually moving the story forward.

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    I appreciate that Ha Rip is staying true to his selfishness. He’s not completely evil, but then neither is the Devil here; however, his calculated actions to get Ki-young to sign the contract are consistent with his narcissism.

    The music continues to be good.

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    Glad you enjoyed ep 6! It was okay-ish for me and confusing at certain parts. I await recaps to shine some light on Ryu/Mo Tae Gyang. I was taken aback when CEO Ji ran through him, maybe he really is in another realm at certain times.

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      I think we are missing some of the Ryu/Mo Tae Gyang rule book yet. I’m looking forward to seeing how his arc comes together.

      There was still some awkward transitions and inconsistencies, but they weren’t as jarring as episode 5. And I think I was most glad that things seem to actually being happening instead of just spinning its wheels.

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Tientsin Mystic is not what I was expecting. But in a good way. Also, @isthatacorner, if you are enjoying Gun in Go Go Squid you might want to check out Li Xian here.

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The senior timpanist in Let Me Hear Your Song?

He’s shady. I don’t trust him. However, he is very nice to look at.

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    I was gonna make a bad drum joke, but I’ll spare you that indignity.

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      But @egads, how am I gonna deliver my expert “ba dum chhh ” without the punchline?

      Okay, that doesn’t even qualify as a drum joke.
      *hides behind the gong

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        It could get very vulgar very fast, so I’ll just go hang out with my former tribe the oboists, and pretend I never thought about banging or rims.

        Oh, turns out the pretty timpanist is just a cheating jerk, and not a criminal mastermind. Strangely enough, his wife plays the oboe. We must have a type.

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To all the Beanies who raved about Be Melodramatic: Well, you were right, but I should have taken the melo warning to heart. I was not fully prepared, but damn this trio is great.

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    I cried so hard at the 2nd half of the first episode thinking it won’t be Melo but yes, the trio is great!

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Japan? Are you okay?

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Accurate depiction of sleepless me glaring at the world this week. I guess this is my submission for the Theme of the Month.

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    So are you going out today to find a stranger that believes no job is too small? You’ll give him your number and he will call you each night to sing you to sleep. If he asks for request I suggest some Boyz II Men or Michael Bolton.

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      LOL, no. I’ll stick to my usual of turning on a stupid, and hopefully, boring drama to try to lull my brain to turn off and go to sleep

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        Turning the brain off is the hardest. Sometimes when it is just a regular bad night I will turn around and sleep in the opposite direction. So head at the bottom of the bed. Not full proof but works over half the time.πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ I’ve actually met someone else who does this too, lol.

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          I’ve tried that, and it does work sometimes. This week has been filled with a lot of really bad news for family, add in the news of the latest tragedies and the horrible actions of my government, and at this point, I might not say no to someone hitting me over the head with a brick to turn off my head.

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            That is hard and an insomnia of a different kind. It is so personal to the individual. My only tip, that you probably know, is to sleep when you can. So if your body and brain finally say “enough” even if it is noon, if your schedule allows. Just something that helped when I was going through stress, because that tired brain makes it so much harder.

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            There are other people I want hit over the head with a brick this week. Not you.

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            But @ndlessjoie not even if I say Please?

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            @egads I’m so sorry for all the pain you are feeling. I too have been struggling with the news et al, the only thing I’ve found to help me fall asleep is thankfully, 1 beer – and I’m out!
            Last night I had to watch some Seungjae videos from The Return of Superman – he always makes me smile.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnZbdTiINfk&list=PLMf7VY8La5RFuxrXh1ON_O_9cqZw1-_O_&index=109&t=0s
            in case you haven’t seen any…
            <<<>>>

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    Same! Trying to pat on the undereye cream that’s supposed to hide the dark circles. Is there one that comes in industrial strength?

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Is tone deaf horrible singer the new faceblindness this season?

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    Unfortunately, that’s what it look like. However, I like this much better than face-blindness. I can at least chuckle at the Devil.

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      Tone deaf has been around forever in kdrama. Usually played by good singers😂

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I liked the first week of Let Me Hear Your Song? I pressed play for Yeon Woo-jin, saw wayyyyyyyy more of Song Jae-rim than I expected, and am slightly interested in the mystery.

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    I liked the music, too.

    And the bad singing required to put our heroine to sleep is truly awful- as in requires genius level of skill to be that hilariously bad.

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    I am so happy hearing all the positive feedback. I have been oddly intrigued and excited for this one since it was announced. Hopefully press play tonight.

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