Beanie level: Noble idiot

Children of Nobody spoilers:

Mate I just realised this, but Ha Na never drew with Eun Ho. She watched him make sandcastles. So where and who is the little girl Shi Wan would see drawing???

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Slightly but not really spoiler Children of Nobody ep 19 screencaps:

Can Ji Heon pls just adopt Ha Na so we can all be happy.

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    I want the three of them (including WK) to be a happy family and live happily ever after

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      4 including Eun Seo! (But to be fair I imagine she’d spend half her time at her dad’s place.)

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        I’d prefer that she stays at her father’s. She likes the other woman anyway, and I think WK’s too busy with her mysteries and career life that I’m afraid she won’t have time for Eun-seo.

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          Tbh I think Woo Kyung loves Eun Seo too much to let her move to her dad’s place permanently (my heart already aches at the look on her face when stepmum asked her why Eun Seo kept asking for ahjumma) but I think if Eun Seo lived between the two houses it’d be a good balance, so WK can still see her beloved daughter frequently, and Eun Seo gets enough attention/affection by having two homes.

          Plus, she and Ha Na get along so well! Lol and I can totes see her going around boasting that her stepdad is a police officer. 😂

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What I say happened: I managed my time inefficiently.

What really happened: A fictional character died and I stared at the ceiling for hours trying to get over it.

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Calling all beanies…does anyone have any PG-rated dramas to recommend for an 11 year old girl???

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    Hi! School: Love On. Also, I just watched a drama on Netflix called Part-time Idol that was very Disney-channel-ish.

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    What about I Am Not a Robot?

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    God of Study (it’s really old though)

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    I remember While you were sleeping and Weightlifting fairy Kim Bok Ju to be quite PG. Maybe also Tacyeon and Kim Sohyun’s Bring it on ghost? If ghosts are acceptable haha.

    Also there are mini- dramas like Splash spash love and Pageturner.

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    Love Rain was really innocent and my daughter who is 10 liked it.

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    A Love So Beautiful (c-drama). This actually would be my recommendation!

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    This is tough because it depends on the 11 year old…

    PG dramas that come to mind are:
    Only You (Taiwanese drama, super innocent and cute),
    My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (fantasy rom com),
    Heartstrings (school/musical),
    Dream High (school/musical),
    You’re Beautiful (musical/cross dressing).

    That’s all I can think of right now ~ I feel like many of the fluffy romcoms (especially from a few years ago) are very innocent (cliche open eyed kiss all you get), with the most angst coming from parental disapproval or feeling isolated by peers.

    Hope that helps!

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    Monstar

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    Maybe to.Jenny. Although Viki has it at PG-13.

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    @blnmom, @raonah, @crispyjackfruit, @delphy010, @ally-le, @hotcocoagirl, @midnight, and @ndlessjoie, thank you all for the replies and recs! I’m sure she’ll find her One True Drama (or two, or three, hey who’s counting…) from the list 😀

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Apologies go such a long way for me. Like, the male lead could be the most arrogant guy in the world, but if he genuinely apologises when he\’s wrong then 10/10 fave.

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    Oh, what show you’re talking about?

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      Tbh I wasn’t thinking about one drama’s ML in particular when I wrote that lol, it’s just something I’ve realised about myself throughout the years. Like I know there are ML’s who’ve behaved this way which I’ve loved, but the more I try to think of one to give as an example the more they all seem to blur together! Lol this is what happens when you binge-watch too many dramas.

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    That is one of the reasons I loved Peong in Wok of Love. He was so quick in apologizing sincerely that he took me by surprise every time, and warmed my heart more and more.

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@ all fellow beanies w/ long hours in front of a screen and dry eyes: GET YOUR EYES CHECKED. Got the shock of my life today when doc said my corneas had thinned. Prescription eye drops for 2 months!

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    Oh no! I hope things will be ok for you!

    This is a good reminder, thanks. I really should go also.

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      Thank you! And honestly, please do, especially if you’ve been bothered by dry eyes lately. I’m lucky my poor corneas’ state was caught early, I shudder to think what might’ve happened if it’d just gone unnoticed.

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    Always follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes look 20 ft away for 20 second. Computer screens are ruining our eyes.

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      Thanks for the reminder! I’m taking eye care so much more seriously now gah. Lol, this is why there’s a saying in my home country that goes ‘one disaster works better than a thousand warnings’.

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        You’re welcome! I’m an optician so I work with this stuff all the time!

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          Ooo, that’s really cool! The people who come to you are really lucky to have someone who cares so much about their eyes ^^

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Gimme a drama centring around a jjimjilbang tbh. OLs gossiping over hard-boiled eggs, runaway teens curled up in corners, furious housewives on strike. Oh, the stories that could be told.

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Real best friends are the ones who 100% understand when you say you have to go MIA over the weekend to binge-watch a drama.

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Man do I get my elders now. All those \’back in my day\’ rants aren\’t complaints about how much easier kids have it, but about how bloody entitled and ungrateful some of them are about it.

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    Bad day? Lol

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      More like an angry minute, lol. It just drives me nuts when I see kids who don’t have the slightest bit of respect for their parents, let alone other hard-working adults. Like, the type of spoilt-rotten teenagers you just wanna send to the country for a month so they’ll realise unpaid hard work is a thing and nobody in the world is actually obligated to treat you like royalty.

      …Or, to put my sensitivity on the issue under the spotlight, I’m someone who grew up loving my parents to bits, and it hurts my soul when I see kids break their parents hearts over nothing.

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        *sighs* the problem with today’s youth. Don’t I know it!

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For all beanies struggling with Netflix\’s spoiler-summaries: change your account\’s language settings while watching. You can\’t be spoiled by what you can\’t read! (Lol, so sad I just realised this X\’D)

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I love how kdrama has almost no ship wars. Like sure, tastes will differ, but at least most main lovelines being pre-decided saves us from any \’my ship was sunk by conspiracy!!\’ hysterics.

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    Sorry, you must have missed You Who Forgot Poetry / A Poem A Day or the infamous Reply / Answer Me series, which used the ambiguity of the main OTP as a main plot point and resulted in some not so pleasant exchanges in Dramabeans.

    In APAD, the production team even admitted that they changed the main OTP due to viewer pressure, so the conspiracy theory actually wasn’t one much to the anger of the ship that sunk. (Though in my personal opinion the drama would have been less marvellous since it would have been the classic case of the nice guy losing out once again to a fated first love)

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      Didn’t miss them! That’s why I specifically said ‘almost no ship wars’ and ‘most main love lines being pre-decided’; I was referring to those incidents in particular as well as a few similar occurrences in weekend kdramas (though to be honest the APAD production team admitting they changed the main loveline is news to me, but it makes sense considering).

      That said, I only subtly referenced said incidents in my post because they’re still pretty rare when compared to what happens most of the time: the loveline being decided early on, the fandom being informed prior to broadcast, and the writers sticking to that ship till the end.

      My point, and what I love about kdrama, is that since the main loveline does happen as planned 98% of the time, kdrama fandoms are usually a much more pleasant experience when compared to, for example, (and this is what I was thinking of when I mentioned conspiracy hysterics) the state of several shounen manga fandoms such as Bleach, Naruto, etc. post epilogue.

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Me IRL: This awful person may change if they\’re given a 2nd chance.
Me watching dramas: There will be NO 2nd chances! There will be NO mercy! There will be NO FORGIVENESS!!!

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One of my long-term OTPs (in a shounen mind you) is on the verge of becoming canon and like- yes, happy days, vindictive glee, mad cackling into the night, etc.
But also. My poor blood pressure.

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I swear so many problems could be avoided if people just learnt to destroy the evidence. Don\’t leave the fake-relationship contract in the house! Burn it! Scatter its ashes to the wind!!

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    kdrama problems are either destroy the evidence!!! or duplicate the evidence!!!!!! no!!! don’t put it in a single thumbdrive!!! and leave it in the hands of baddies!!

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      Oh my days, yes. Like, I’m here making back-ups of my back-ups for my invoices like a responsible adult but ya’ll can’t do one copy+paste of the video file proving who the murderer is???

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Witchy second female lead: Y’know what? No. I’m sick of all this plotting and conspiring. I’m not gonna do it anymore!
Me: *stands up, tears streaming down my face, to give a one-woman ovation*

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Biggest drama life-lesson: always tell your loved one whatever secret you’re keeping from them yourself or they will most definitely find out in the worst possible way from someone else.

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    I remember this scene in Marriage Not Dating, where mum tells the daughter that she and dad got divorced because they ‘stopped talking’ and that once you stopped, it was so hard to start communicating again.

    Life lessons right there.

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      So true! Ugh, the best kdramas are really the ones that hit you with the truth right where it hurts.

      Slightly off-topic but legit, I feel like that’s why Pinocchio is forever my #1. So many hard truths hit home in that drama, but I will never forget that scene when a distraught Dal-po was faced with the memory of his own righteous rant about how careless reporting can destroy people’s lives. I mean, I love scenes like that in any form of media, where you’re given a double message. Like, how everyone needs to be so careful with what they say about others– and yet, how even the best of us, even those who know just how awful the fallout from a false accusation can be, are still capable of making such mistakes. Chills man. Chills.

      Also yo, dramabeans needs to consider making drama life lessons a thing lol. I could easily 100 examples being posted!

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Me: *has a project due in 3 days*
Me: *starts watching a new drama*
Me @ Myself: I swear you\’re too old for this.

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Ugh, the temptation to buy wireless earbuds so I can watch dramas while hoovering is SO STRONG. I keep telling myself it’s a bad idea and I can’t work and watch at the same time. And yet.

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    Did that! Talked myself into it by using them for my job too 🤣

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      😂 Great beanies think alike! Omd tho, this is not doing good things to my self-control… At least tell me it was an absolutely useless purchase made on impulse with no benefits whatsoever? In other words, just how well can you hear thru hoovering? Tell me more. Convince me, please!!

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        I purposely did not get noise cancelling ones because I have kiddos, but I can hear everything well while I run my mixer (don’t have carpet).

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          Ooo, thanks for the info! Alas our mixer is probably background noise compared to the hoover, which is basically just a water dragon in disguise. 😆 And the battle against temptation goes on…

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Concept: drama where young master CEO has all his lovelife drama in the background and the real story is how his butler just stopped an attempted home invasion with nothing but kitchen cutlery.

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    I would watch that. 😀

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      I keep imagining this kindly old man, with wrinkles and glasses and a very mild tone, shuffling out to the balcony in the middle of the night, leaning over and calling out to a bunch of masked people trying to scale the gates, “I apologise. I’m aware you would expect me to call the police. But young master doesn’t like being in the press. You understand, I’m sure.”

      And at first, they all laugh, because here’s this crazy old man who’s just gonna stand by and let them get away with B&E.

      …And then one of them gets knocked out with the blunt end of a flying steak knife.

      (He couldn’t possibly have used the crockery, you understand. The porcelain bowls alone have been in the family for at least three generations.)

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Web drama I\’m watching had the heroine drop the dreaded \’I promise I won\’t leave you\’ line and LITERALLY TWO EPISODES LATER, GUESS WHAT HAPPENS?!!

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