Beanie level: Errand boy

Phew finally finished my semester assignments! Since I missed the bean count though (T_T), I thought I’d put it down here and share the love:

I’ve finished 50+ dramas but that’s including catching up on 2017 ones. I’ll list down all my 2018 ones though ^_^
Baby chick = 🐤 = Jelly Bean

Jugglers
Miracle We Met
Matrimonial Chaos 🐤🐤🐤 [Lovably flawed characters + epic unlikely female friendships and Halmoni]
To. Jenny 🐤 [The music!]
Suits
My Golden Life [The latter half ruined it]
You Drive Me Crazy
A Poem A Day
100 Days My Prince [The second half had my attention waining T_T ]
Mother 🐤🐤🐤🐤🐤 [Deserves more love!]
What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim
Familiar Wife [Props to the assured story telling]
Lawless Lawyer [The gang, the action and the drama!]
Mr.Sunshine 🐤 [ The bromance and the epic cinematography! ]
The Guest 🐤 [Ya’ll the trio to die for and the arcs that keep you up at night +spooky supporting cast and directing]
Mistress 🐤 [Keeps you up trying to piece everything together]
Life On Mars 🐤🐤🐤🐤🐤 [LET THE JELLYBEAN CHICKS RAIN!]
Wohoo Waikiki 🐤 [The only drama that made me snort with laughter and then choke]
Ms. Hammurabi [Arcs that made me ponder]
SKY Castle 🐤[Delish!]
12 Nights 🐤 [=Love so far]
Witch’s Love [T_T Had to save up beans. Sorry!]
Misty 🐤🐤🐤 [To the smoky manipulative Go Hye Ran only]

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I got published! 💖I feel so accomplished especially since I’d given up as November ended yesterday. *cartwheels internally*
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/11/scene-stealers-unbreakable-unforgettable-bonds/

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The only cheesy kdrama I’ve stuck with this year is Witch’s Love cause of the adorable OTP. I think my cheese/roundabout story-telling tolerance decreased T_T (WWWSK, Beauty Inside, Mama Fairy)





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Throwback to my favourite squad. Life On Mars was such a gem!
Credit: idleminds





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I’ve finished Matrimonial Chaos and it’s definitely one of my favourites from this year. It’s sheer brilliance in the way it weaves in realistic dialogue and characters that are flawed yet human is a spectacle to behold.

I loved the quiet, contemplative journey I was taken on where I had to question the characters and reflect understandingly on what they did. The drama featured such poignant moments and dialogue that captured my heart. Most of all though I loved how at the end of the day no one was one dimensional, but instead real life people, bustling ideas, emotions and ambitions.

I’ll miss the incredible friendship between Hwi Roo and Yoo Young (it was one of a kind and beat my other unlikely female friendship – Wife’s Credentials for top spot) and the bromance between Seok Mo and Jang Hyun. I’ll miss the phenomenal acting that graced my screen for 16 hours, Halmoni and all the other side characters who left an impact but are still living their lives out there.

http://idleminds.tumblr.com/post/179084794835/a-completely-unrelated-man-and-woman-meet-fall

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    I loved it too. It was beautifully filmed and wonderful to watch.

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    I really was good and well-acted all around.

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    one of my fav’ <3, will miss our 4 leads esp. Seok Moo ^^

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      I didn’t really like Seok Moo initially but by the end of it he’d grown on me so much. UGH I’ll miss this show.

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        I kinda liked him from the beginning. In fact it was HwerRoo who kind of annoyed me with her brushing habits :)))
        His cynical view of the world can be quite addictive and sometimes therapeutic!!

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          oh dear HwiRoo annoyed me too, maybe I’m kind of a Seok Moo myself ^^’

          “His cynical view of the world can be quite addictive and sometimes therapeutic!” oh yes to that <3

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            For me I guess both their personalities annoyed me. 😂 I saw the bad sides in both but I loved how it turned around. He got so understanding and she did budge a little (I wish she expressed herself more though- that letter tore me to bits when it was torn up).

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          @fencejumper yes that letter! I guess her book was a window to her soul for SeokMoo. The book was the letter. That’s how I saw it.
          I guess the four of them find it easier to talk about marriage and things that bother them when they are in a group. I liked how Jang Hyun said they can go to the other couple when one of them is upset.

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            @mayhemf
            Oh I didn’t think of it that way. It’s definitely the book just like how Soek
            Mo sang the song with his heart. Yup, I see it as none of them really willing to express themselves and communicate with each other during tough times. They’re either willing to burst suddenly like (HW-SM) or keep it to themselves (YY-JH). I love how they confess their heart out to the bar tender though! He’s all like everyone should just come together ^_^

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    Well said!! Loved it to bits.

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I wish kdramas featured more “senior/elderly” characters that aren’t generic stock roles that vanish later on. Halmoni in Matrimonial Chaos is EXCEPTIONALLY INCREDIBLE. She’s wise but not in the “regularly generic” kdrama fashion. Instead she stands her ground, is patient and dishes out wisdom based on experience. Most of all though she’s just such a genuine person, full of life and never really detached from her family, her values nor her emotions. The last time I loved an elder was in the brilliant Dear My Friends

https://iunus.tumblr.com/post/180532852856/the-colors-you-care-about-the-mostdisappear

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    I believe “My Ahjusshi” and “Suits” had a halmoni character like this πŸ™‚

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      I haven’t watched My Ahjusshi yet – definitely will though and whilst I enjoyed grandma’s performance in Suits she wasn’t an integral character T_T. I’ve seriously got to watch My Ahjusshi though.

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    Such an amazing character. I loved how liberal she was and how genuine she was.
    This piece of writing about the color pencils really touched me.

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    Halmoni was fantastic.

    This scene and the line about the colored pencils was equally great.

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I love Halmoni so much. She’s incredible 💕

– Matrimonial Chaos

http://idleminds.tumblr.com/post/179617638080

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I was meaning to type in a Theme of the Month entry but I’ve just realised the due date is torow. So let’s see if I can make it T_T

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Came across this on YT and remembered why I LOVE Father Is Strange so much. I miss it to bits 💖

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The ending of ep22 THREW ME OFF. I smell actual chaos on the horizon…
-Matrimonial Chaos *chews nails in anticipation*

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    I live for when people comment on this show. I absolutely love it.

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      I’m loving it so much!

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        how the drama is able to slap me with such surprises just like last week , wow , I hope it keeps with its quality, if so I’ll give it a 10/10 and it’ll join my fav’ ! also I love the pace of the drama ^^

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          Same! 💖 Im sad not many people seem to watch it.

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            YES !!! Why are more people not watching this show.

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            I think some people saw it as a melo at first? I’m riveted by SIG’s performance in his drama but Matrimonial Chaos is the full package for me. It’s my favorite right now. The story and acting are wonderful.

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            Yes, it’s unfortunate that the drama doesn’t have more viewers. Who knows why that is. ….. Perhaps the subject matter hits too close to home for many. It’s always mystery with dramas, though. You just never know what will capture the audience’s attention.

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    Ooo, I’m so so behind but someone please tell me what happened?

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      Spoilers
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      Hwi Roo and Jang Hyun make out passionately while Yoo Young asks Seok Mo to sleep with her. The latter I get but Hwi Roo and Jang Hyun was so left field and surprising- I didn’t expect it. The preview gets even more intense.

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You know you’re in love with a drama when you gleefully binge 6 eps in one sitting.
– Matrimonial Chaos




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After a more than a month on hiatus (figuring out how to navigate university) I’m finally back!

I’ve missed DB so much (to the stars and beyond) and so coming back to a fuller, more bustling site withe same incredible community (with new additions I see ^_^) warms me. Now I just have a 100 amazing posts to read through, 1000 fanwall pgs to fawn over and a billion dramas to catch up on. WOW 😂❀️

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Hello Beanies!

So I’ll be taking on the next big step (seriously I have to travel for 15 hrs!) in my life, 2 days from now: UNIVERSITY!

Obviously I’m nervous and super jittery with excitement but I’m also sad because the intense coursework that I’ll be getting will mean I’ll have to drastically reduce my drama binge watching in order to increase my focus. This means I won’t be on DB that much apart from lurking here and there, bubbling with envy at all the amazing new dramas that are coming out.

I’ll have to part ways with the beanie community for a while but I’ll still be contently gluing my eyes onto my screen on the look out for my next fav drama. ^_^

2017 was a slump year for me and I barely watched 5 dramas unlike my usual 40-45. 2018 however, marked the beginning of coming out from under the rock and making a account on DB and meeting all of ya’ll amazing people (and weird bots 😂) whilst fangirling and branching out to other genres instead of just rom-coms.

As a (maybe) goodbye I’ve decided to make a rating chart of every kdrama I’ve watched this year (because I have no life atm 😂)! Most of the dramas are from 2017 because I missed out on a lot last year because of my slump and rom-com fatigue. I also started and loved dramas from other genres. Genres I wouldn’t have touched before eg.dark thrillers but got hooked on because of other beanies.

Lo and behold my chart below: (it was painstaking to make it. Phew) You can enlarge it by rightclicking.

Dramas that I have downloaded to watch in uni:
Prison Playbook
My Ahjussi
I’m Not A Robot
30 but 17
Life

On Hold until I travel:
The Guest
100 Days
TWDR+SFD

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    Good luck Andy! We’ll miss you here.

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    Good luck , have fun and hopefully see you soon 😘😘

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    Awwww, but good luck and have fun ~ being a Uni student – I’m sure there is something fun you will find there.

    I am amazed at you travel list watch. This scaredy cat 😹 definitely wont watch The Guest during a trip esp if she stayed in an old boarding guesthouse

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    Dramas were a great way to relieve the stress when I was in UNI a few years back. Studying is one thing, but make sure to save some time for yourself too!
    All the best with UNI! 😁

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    Ok,first

    – good luck and all the best for Uni
    – work hard and take care of yourself
    – enjoy Uni life
    – wow! and great rating chart

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    Good luck and fighting, Andy! What a cool new step, wish you all the best. πŸ™‚ We’ll miss you, I hope you won’t be gone forever. 💖

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    Good Luck in uni! Don’t worry, our Beanie community will be here waiting for your return πŸ™‚ Hwaiting!

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    Good luck at university Andy! If you ever need a break from studying we’ll be here 🙂
    That chart is amazing!

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    awww Good luck andy!! We’ll miss you !! Fighting! and never forget what’s important. Starting a new chapter is scary, but make sure to balance life out and most importantly, be happy.

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    Congratulations!! Uni is a great experience. Do enjoy all it has to offer. DB community will always be here whenever you need a down time from the busyness of Uni-life, or when you need to dump your worries and frustrations, or if you need advice etc etc. etc. (As a certain King of yore used to say) 🀣

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    Wishing you all the best at university! πŸ™‚

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I think I’m feeling a little burnt out with new dramas because my brain can;t seem to focus on them and I’m rarely emotionally tied to them. Suddenly I’m interested in searching up brilliant gems that were never in my radar, are of a different genre or ones that came out ages (like eons ago) and everybody loved. Which brings me to Alone In Love (2007) which is a freaking masterpiece. I didn’t even recognise the lead actress (can you?) because of how old the drama is but the storytelling made sense after finding out it was based on a fantastic Japanese novel.


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Sometimes I like revisiting old kdrama blogs to stumble upon cherished reviews or funny posts like this one by @laica at Thundie’s:

β€œTEN LAWS OF THE KDRAMAVERSE: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR HEROINES”
Ten Laws of the Kdramaverse: A Survival Guide for Heroines

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Off to watch the first ep of Hand: The Guest.
I can totally do this!

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I keep seeing these two very talented child actors. I saw Geum Bi (loved that drama)as Ae Shin in Mr.Sunshine too.
– 100 Days My Prince

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    LOVED the child actors here! They were superb. <3 It took me awhile to realize the boy was in Goblin and who the girl was. For some reason, I thought she’d be older now, and was surprised that she was still so young. Haha. The boy though, man, that kid’s got a LOT of potential. Before recognizing him, I was so impressed w/ him bc of how he carried out his scenes.

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      That screaming scene for his mother shook me. They both have so much potential!

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    They are the new group of child actors that is everywhere 😂😂😂
    It was Nam Dareum, Yoon Chan Young etc before but they are teenagers now

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    I became a fan of Heo Jung Eun after Oh My Geum Bi. She has a promising career ! The male child actor is great too. How do producers find these little gems ?

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      I was wondering the same. The child actors are so very talented! I’d add Heo Yool (Mother)into that list too.

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        Child actors are great and I hope later they will choose good roles for their transition to adult roles.

        Right, Heo Yool is a talented actress too !

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Happy If You Died
The manhwa is hilarious! The FL has so much spunk but also responsibility and I love how she stands up for herself and is so incredibly relatable. Can’t wait for the drama!

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    The passive-aggressive middle finger reminds me of Jugglers XD Even the boss looks like Nam Ji Woo and Baek Jin Hee might act as his employee.

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Masquerade Rabbit Beanie Watch begins in 15 mins at 3:30AM EDT
All those on the other side of the world are invited to watch Masquerade on Rabbit. The room is open and if anyone else wants to join friend me on rabbit @Fencejumperandy

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