Beanie level: Errand boy

So I just binged all of the Cha Hyun/Seol Ji-hwan scenes in WWW, and now this is stuck in my head! ๐Ÿคฃ

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This week, drama taught me that the person who cries in empathy when you cry is the perfect person for you.

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    It’s because he is very familiar with that kind of pain – whatever it is….

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      That feeling that you are โ€˜aloneโ€™ in this world.

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        Funny that you would write that particular phrase ‘alone in this world’ @mayhemf.
        That was me yesterday morning. I was so blue and depressed and felt very much alone and just didn’t feel like talking to anyone at work.
        Well, one co-worker noticed I wasn’t greeting her with my usual enthusiasm (which is always tempted as I don’t really care for her)
        She messaged me to ask if I was upset that she had just become a permanent employee at the company and I wrote that I was feeling alone and didn’t matter anywhere. I mean, I was really honest and put myself out there – because she asked!
        ‘Let’s go for a walk’ she says, ‘I have something to tell you’ she says.

        Stupidly, I confided how blue and alone and isolated I felt everywhere …
        and what does she do but start in to tell me about her life and how hard it is with her daughter who is bi-polar!

        By the end of our walk I was consoling her – and when I went back to my desk I found that I was so damned annoyed that I felt better.

        That got me out of my pity-party – but when I saw the prince tell her to cry if she needed to and left the room to give her privacy I cheered.
        Still I wished he could have given her a shoulder to cry on- though it wouldn’t have been appropriate…..
        But he GOT her!

        So note to all Beanies – when someone tells you they are feeling blue – just listen okay?

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          Sometimes we all just need some time alone to feel better.
          I was so glad he gave her the space. But before he left, his words, however minimal, was all she needed to hear.

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I’ve just realised, I’ve never tried to talk to anyone about Shitsuren Chocolatier before! I watched it last year, and absolutely loved it. (Continued)

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    I think the reason no-one really watches this one is because the biggest mistake to make about it is believing it’s a romantic comedy. Nope, don’t go into this drama thinking that, because then you’ll hate it. Shitsuren Chocolatier is not a romcom.
    It’s about a man who goes abroad to become a chocolatier all in the hopes of securing the heart of the woman he likes, who loves chocolate (and has also rejected him). The hero spends the entire drama lusting after the heroine, and when he finally has her, something’s not right. This drama is all about obsessive love. The kind of idealised love that turns toxic.
    There’s far more to it than this, of course – my favourite part of the story is the friends-with-benefits relationship that the hero strikes up with another girl. The irony is that although this relationship should be far more unhealthy than the one he has with the heroine, you can actually see how well-suited the two are for each other. If only he could get over the heroine.
    The casting is great – Ishihara Satomi, especially, gives a standout performance. Her character is a complete enigma, only ever teasing what might be on her complex mind.
    I recommend this a lot – just remember that for a drama about chocolate, it’s surprisingly bittersweet.

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    Wow the description lookf very j-doramayy plus interesting. Korean, chinese don’t tend to go the opposite route of romcom that often. If it doesn’t involve psychopathic tendencies and two normal people not fitting together after being together than I’ll surely check this out.

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      I agree, yeah! You’re very unlikely to see a romcom that isn’t played as fated, true love, and that’s kind of what this is. It’s a dark comedy, it knows the hero is pathetic and works with that. It’s a little disturbing sometimes, too. I’m really glad I gave it a chance!

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No-one this month has talked about the most despicable and hated of antagonists! The One True Villain!

It’s Han Yi-an from School 2015.

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    I considered writing a post, but what is there to say, other than I hate him?

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      😂😂😂 Sometimes pure hatred inspires the most entertaining writing. Would you please peel away your pain and share why he morphed into such a villain for you, for our pleasure?

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    In the minority, but I really liked him and found SL creepy.

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Success Story of a Bright Girl, Episode 7: Jang Hyuk is held down by the same two guys all episode long, and it’s hilarious.

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Success Story of a Bright Girl, Episode 6: A (pointless) timeskip!

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Success Story of a Bright Girl, Episode 5: I was going to make a snide comment about how no characters here have any common sense, but Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara playing baseball is too adorable.

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Success Story of a Bright Girl, Episode 4: Welp, Grandma is dead, Second Lead Bitch is a murderer, and our Bright Girl isn’t so bright anymore. This got melo so fast I have whiplash.

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Success Story of a Bright Girl, Episode 3: I’m mightily confused by how this company and this school work, but it’s worth it to watch Jang Hyuk falling asleep over toast.

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Success Story of a Bright Girl, Episode 2: Hero’s business strategy for his cosmetics company is to “change ugly girls into beautiful angels”. Well, I wonder where this is going?

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Jang Hyuk Marathon!

Success Story of a Bright Girl, Episode 1: Gotta love those 2000s special effects.

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Attention, Rabbit Beanies!

I want to hold a Rabbit watch – preferably something super melo – so can you all help me out by voting for what you think would be the most fun?

(Continued Below)

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I was inspired by this Theme of the Month to write a love-letter to the Dramabeans Community. This idea is highly personal and absolutely would not be submitted, so Iโ€™ll paste below ten things I love about this community:

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    1. When I had a horrible experience in a hotel, with the fire alarm having gone off a total of eight times over the course of the night, the glory of timezones meant that @isthatacorner and some other wonderful people were awake and comforted me. Iโ€™m so grateful.

    2. @noobita is always tirelessly willing to listen to me when I rant about Nakatsu and Gong Tae-kwang having been wronged, so very wronged.

    3. @cloggie and @vivanesca watched an episode of Are You Human Too with me on my first day in the Rabbit chatroom, and Iโ€™ve since fallen in love with that drama and them. My favourite watch since was probably sitting through Masquerade with @fencejumper. We laughed! We cried! We threw up a little in our mouths! It was so much fun.

    4. @kimbapnoona, @leetennant and @egads make me giggle with their wit on almost a daily basis.

    5. @umbrellaman, @sicarius, @justme, @illthinkofone, @earthna and especially @esther like Jannabi too, and entertained my obsession with it earlier in the year. (Iโ€™m going to bring back Your Daily Jannabi soon, I really enjoyed it!)

    6.What Weโ€™re Watching is my favourite Dramabeans post, and I love talking with everyone there. No matter how busy or tired I am, I still try to comment there every week.

    7. The Prison Playbook Party happened.

    8. I got to sing with @bammsie on her birthday, and Iโ€™m so honoured.

    9. Joining the WhatsApp group was such a good idea โ€“ @saturtledaisy, @waadmay, @fatcat007, @superwhopotterlock, @babybeast and @rukia (as well as everyone Iโ€™ve already mentioned) have been so supporting to me during my exam period. I hope I have a long time to make it up to you all, and to talk with the people there I donโ€™t see much a little more!

    10. The best thing about the Dramabeans community is that itโ€™s here. It exists. Itโ€™s a place to talk about dramas maturely (and sometimes immaturely). I can dissect as much as I want here, and people will still read it. I like seeing other people analysing, and I like that two people can watch one show together with entirely differing opinions on it and still discuss it reasonably. Thank you all so much for everything.

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    It is such an awesome place to be! I wrote about how thankful I was about this community almost three years ago and my sentiments still remain ^^

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    ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Omg! I didn’t expected to be mentioned in this lovely post, seeing that we started speaking not very long ago. And I really didn’t do anything. My support was just a few words of encouragement. You did it by all your hard work and dedication. And I’m sure you’ll pass out with flying colors and get into literature studies like you want. Thank you so much. This was lovely💕😍

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      You supported me more than you realised, you know – hopping into the chatroom and seeing you, maybe, arguing with Noobita, always cheered me up.

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WHAT

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I’m feeling some dรฉjร  vu. I wonder why…?

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AsianBoss has set up a campaign to help Yoon Ji-oh, the only witness to the sexual abuse of the late Jang Ja-yeon, in order to help protect her. I thought I\’d post it here in case anyone can help: https://www.gofundme.com/helpyoon

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Between the candy-coloured aesthetic and this OST, I now associate Her Private Life with Barbie. ๐Ÿคจ

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Watching Healer with my sister!

Sister: Hold on, are we only this far in? But so much has happened!
Me: That’s why it’s good!

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Your Daily Jannabi (THE END): Good Boy Twist

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Your Daily Jannabi: Summer

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