Beanie level: Noble idiot

My ID and Thirty are infuriating for the same reason: I don’t know why I’m so compelled to watch these lackluster shows.

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Episode 3 of ID: Gangnam Beauty and, culturally, I don’t understand something. Why are 20 people intimidated by 1 guy? I’m familiar with hoobae/sunbae cultural but still…

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In case you’re like me and wondering about Mi-Soo’s fashion

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    Wow. The secretary must be super rich or be paid really big to afford all that. Or did her boss buy her everything? 🀣

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      It was mention on the series that she was well compensated for her position. She was able to live on her own, put her sisters through school and pay off her father’s debt within nine years.

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        Didn’t he take her shopping too when she first started? I feel like I recall there being some talk about her clothes.

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      Christmas bonuses must be nice!!

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Started WWKS thinking Young Joon didn\’t deserve Mi-soo, finished WWKS thinking Mi-Soo didn\’t deserve Young Joon.

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WWKS Announcement: the first 12 episodes were just a dry run. They\’ll be re-shooting, and airing, the series with OTP\’s current chemistry starting next week.

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Happy to know I\’m part of the enamored yet cynical fan club of WWKS.

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Dangit!! I\’ve ruined WWKS for myself. I psychoanalyzed it so much that I can\’t convince myself that that relationship is good for KMS.

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Mid-year review: Greasy Melo parents for most annoying? WWSK parents for overall worst?

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    oh my. have you not met the mum in “Something in the Rain” or the mum-son duo in “My Husband Oh Jak Doo”???
    they take WORST FAMILY MEMBERS award by a laaaandslide !

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    I’m sorry, nothing can beat Pretty Noona in this category

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Greasy Melo is the little show that should have, could have, would have…

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Wracking my brain: if the kidnapper is related to Mi-Soo then how is she related to Young Joon? And vice versa? How are they connected?! Poor storytelling or my impatience…?

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    hmm I’m not paying much attention but I think the kidnapper is YJ’s uncle/fashion designer’s lover and Mi-so was just in the wrong place at the wrong time because of being YJ’s friend?

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      I thought the kidnapper might be Mi Soo’s stepmother or Dad’s new girlfriend. In the preview she called her aunt.

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    In the novel the kidnapper, the woman in red, was Young Joon’s father’s mistress 🀒 She lost her baby when pregnant and went cray. Mi So was just in the wrong place.

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    In the webtoon th le kidnapper just the stranger. Seung Yoon left Young Joon in quite area, and when Young Joon want to back home he meet the women with suitcase. As for Miso, some day when she wake up, she call her mother (who is in hospital) and when she open her door, Misoo meet the woman with suitcase. That woman said that she will help Misoo to meet her mom, so Misoo following her. When Young Joon feel desperate with his hand and leg being tied, he pray for god that he want someone, just someone because he is so afraid. And Misoo coming with her innocent smile.

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WWKS Conspiracy theory question: If the kidnapper was Dad\’s mistress, why did she kidnap Mi-soo too?

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Sae Woo\’s mom is ridiculous…

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Prior to 2017, to become a judge in S. Korea you needed to pass the National Judicial Exam and complete 2 years of training. So a young judge was very well possible. Score 1 for Dramaland.

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Does anyone else have a problem with parents NOT being to readily identify which of their 2 children went missing for 4 days!?! ESPECIALLY, when they ARE NOT even twins!!!!

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    Ikr. I have no idea what’s going on in that back story. I even went as far as to think that the mother had a psychotic break or something and she was the evil lady.

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    It’s rather messed up: SY thinks he was the one kidnapped (because he’s mentally unstable). YJ knows best what happened but he’s been pretending that he doesn’t to keep family peace. The parents know YJ was the kid who was kidnapped but after he seemingly lost his memories they go along with SY’s story because they don’t want SY to get worse (and frankly because it’s easier that way). Overall, YJ got the very short end of the stick in this family. Sacrificing themselves for the wellbeing of family is yet another thing YJ and MS have in common.

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      I clench my jaw with the parents. I do think SY has repressed the memory of what happened to YJ due SY having some role in the incident. As a parent, though, I couldn’t even fathom asking one son to essentially switch lives with someone who orchestrated his kidnapping, regardless that the person was his older brother. SY needs help but the parents decided it’s best not deal with his issues but instead, force their other child to be captive to his abuser for the rest of his life.

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        The parents did not ask him to. YJ is a very smart kid he came up with it himself; they simply went along with it. from their perspective – YJ forgetting a horrid memory was a blessing for both him and his brother. Also, being his parents they are to some degree blind to SY’s faults.

        To me the entire point of this show is subjective truths. Although SY is the only pathological case, everyone holds mistaken/distorted beliefs about something. Also a large part of the conversations between MS and YJ have multiple meanings. This aspect gets lost sometimes in the fluff but it’s rather cleverly done.

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          Maybe I need to re-watch the earlier episodes because I don’t recall YJ making that conscious decision. As a parent, however, you don’t take convenient outs with your children’s lives. Even if YJ did come up with the idea, the adults should have said no. My youngest child is 4 and I wouldn’t let them get a tattoo because they are incapable of knowing the longer effects of their choices. A child at 9 or 11 still doesn’t understand how a choice at their present age will impact the rest of their lives. This is why children need parents.

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    Sometimes I call them by the wrong name, but I would like to think I would be able to pinpoint which child was kidnapped and missing for four days. Even amongst three children I’m usually able to identify who is home or not.

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      I have 3 kids too and, particularly when they’re all being rambunctious, I can mixed up names. My kids are a tad-bit younger than the boys in this story but have the same age gap. Even if the youngest was in the same grade as the older one I would know the difference between them.

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    Maybe they knew and are not saying anything for one reason or another? because there is NO way they wouldn’t know. Have you seen Episode 8? I think mom lets something slip when she’s talking to MS that makes you go “hmmm”

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      I do tend to agree with you, however, I think they are suffering from the illusory truth effect. They’ve all told the same lie so much that they (Mom, Dad, and Hyung) believe it to be true.

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    The parents seem like pacifist enablers and I hate them! Especially mom who is selfish and thinks only of bringing together her family when there is so clearly something amiss between her 2 sons! I feel like dad’s preference of YJ is somehow related to the whole incident as well.

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      When the Dad asked SY to apologize to his brother, I remember thinking, “That’s it?” Dude had him kidnapped, ran away from all responsibility, and now is trying to blame YJ for his life, ummm…? The parents act like this is some simple incident that happened over a stick of gum. The family almost seems delusional with Dad suggesting Mom go buy something anytime she starts to fret.

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        SERIOUSLY! I was so pissed off at Dad! I mean COME ON – how about you talk about this like adults and find a solution!

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        Sigh…seems like everyone in this family needs some major therapy.

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I think what makes WWKS? work is that it feels like a classic K-drama. It\’s a cute show with just enough subplot to hook you in. It\’s reminiscent of why a lot of us fell in love in the 1st place.

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Can we nickname the WWSK couple the \”Klutz Couple\”?

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Break out the confetti and that unopened bottle of Dom because we celebrating finally feeling chemistry between Park Min Young and Park Seo Joon in episode 5!!!

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I\’m again faced with the same dilemma. I thoroughly enjoy everything about What\’s Wrong Secretary Kim but I can\’t say I feel a ton of chemistry in the leads.

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Is Secretary Kim\’s name Mi Soo or Bi Soo? tvN writes it as Bi Soo in the corner screen but subbers are spelling it as Mi Soo. The actors are also pronouncing it as either Bi or Mi. Clarity, please.

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    Secretary = Bi-so

    Her actual name is Mi-so, so when they say β€œKim Mi-so” they are calling her by her name. When they say β€œKim Bi-so” they are saying β€œSecretary Kim”. πŸ™‚

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      See, that was the smart thing to say. *whacks forehead* I forgot about the translation for Secretary so I blabbered about how and why the “M” and “B” get mixed up.

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        Hahah no, your explanation made sense and helped explain why the name is so clever and confusing.

        I did make a romanization mistake, though: Secretary is actually β€œbi-seo” (λΉ„μ„œ), not bi-so (λΉ„μ†Œ). Mi-so is indeed λ―Έμ†Œ, though. The words are still close enough to be punny and confusing.

        But what even are Korean romanization rules?

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      Thanks for the explanation!!! I thought it was a pronunciation thing. I know that B and M sounds can sometimes be interchanged or sound similar.

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    It’s alt moments like these that I wish I was fluent in Korean 😞

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    In general, especially when it’s the first “letter” in a word, Korean “m” can sound like “b”, because the natural way of moving their lips means that they don’t open their mouth as wide to say the letter, so it sounds a bit like “mb”, or sometimes just “b”.

    So it’s Mi Soo. πŸ™‚ Sorry for the long explanation. Are the tvN subs auto-generated Korean subs, or?

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Superfans: 1) Is the house in What\’s Wrong Secretary Kim the same house in Secret Garden? 2) Does anyone know the brand of hair Park Min Young is wearing? Because it is slaying.

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