Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Ok. Can someone please tell me how long this BS breakup in Go Go Squid! is supposed to last. At least relative to the novels. Is it a long or a short thing, because if it’s long, I’m out.

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      Thank the drama gods! Seriously, if that went on for like 10 episodes or something, this drama would end up in my bin–which is more like a portal to a graveyard of many, many, many dropped dramas.

      Ok. So I’ll bank episodes till like 26 or something so I don’t have to suffer myself. The wait alone for new episodes is long enough.

      I don’t know what it is @egads. This is like some terrible catnip. Why did they have to make me like Squid in the way she handled that “had no chance in hell” CTF reporter person? Why is Gun so ridiculously cute? Why are Demo, 97, et. al. so dang likable? WHY DO I LIKE THIS DRAMA!?

      Anyways, thanks.

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        The K&K boys just make me smile. And now Yaya and Little Mi are like magnets and I want this ship to launch real quick because Mi Shao Fei needs something good and sweet and Sun Yaya is a ray of sunshine.

        Like you, I cannot remember the last time I obsessively checked for subs. I mean, I even searched for and read the damn novel. (which then led to a whole other rabbit hole)

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          Nah, I remember the last time. It was quite recent actually, Put Your Head On My Shoulders. I might be developing a C-Drama problem. They’ve come a long way in a short period of time though.

          Actually, what universe is this novel a part of. Is it the same A Love So Beautiful and PYHoMS universe? Same writer?

          I don’t like Little Mi for some reason. I don’t hate him. I don’t hope to see him as some other characters. C-Dramas and their need to have 100+ eps and multiple relationships and storylines. That relationship might be interesting though.

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            I don’t think this author has had any other novels made into dramas. Honey Stewed Squid is the third in a series with God’s Left Hand, and Fish Playing While Trapped in a Secret Room. Both of these seem to focus more on the e-sport side of the story, but I haven’t read them yet.

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    According to the Squid schedule posted in the photos on My Dramalist, the breakup will be over episodes 29/30-ish. So, by Wednesday.

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      Hmmm…🤣🤣🤣!!!

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      The Squid schedule!😂

      Watched a bit of it but I need more subs. I understand the mom’s concern, but she seemed a bit rude in it. Also, if Tong Nian wants to be seen as an adult she should of told her mom when they reconnected, but she hid it. Just like a teen with a disapproving parent…..which she is.

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        I haven’t seen 21 yet, but I disagree. She’s an adult–yes, I know Asian norms are different in this regard–and as such she did not need to tell her mother that she reconnected with Gun. In this case we have a combination of youth and norms working against us. Yay…

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          Definitely she gets to make her own decisions and the mom and aunt crossed some boundaries. Well, I think they did, but like you said it’s a different culture. But while her mom does have her own agenda as far as she knows Tong Nian broke up with him but he is not respecting that and hanging around.

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            And I will watch the eps, but did not want this break up. It feels like angst for the sake of angst. I’d much rather watch them get to know each other and figure out their relationship.

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            I’d much rather watch them get to know each other and figure out their relationship.

            Exactly. For Pete’s sake, probably the most often cited reason for a breakup in drama land is the family. I wonder if anybody thought about doing a write up using family as a cause for breakups as a trope in this months villain theme? Relationships are a lot of hard work. There is a lot of give and take with the couples as people themselves let a lone their families. Gosh. Sigh.

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        The Squidule?

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You know when that one drama has you completely whipped that you keep refreshing Viki to see the subbing progress, every 5 mins or so?

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    😂 I’m not watching on Viki but the source of the subtitles is Viki so still very dependent on it. Haha

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      Hahaha. I love that you know which drama I’m taking about. 😂 It’s not that good of a drama, but I’m whipped.

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        I watched at 85%.

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          I didn’t realize you could watch at Viki without subscription. 🤦‍♀️ Now refreshing along with you, @hades! Hahaha #whippedwithyou

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            I don’t know the last time I saw ML so completely gone and unable to deny the FL anything. Well, except alcohol. Alcohol is dangerous. But someone really needs to take away Han Shang Yan’s access to money and credit cards.

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            Things get funny and sexy when Tong Nian is drunk though. 😂 I wanna watch Gun struggle with not taking advantage of the Squid even if she is totally taking advantage of him. Haha I read an episode plot summary for the whole series on Twitter and there’s a second drunk episode along with another break-up.

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          I did too and now waiting to fill in the blanks.

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@bebeswtz, who is this guy?

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    Jackson Yee 😁
    Singer, dancer, actor, solo artist but also a member of SUPER influential Chinese trio TFBoys

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      He’s the guy from Longest Day in Chang’an!

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        Yes, he is!! Though, I’m not currently watching it 😅😅 He’s still super new and green in the acting part of his career (which has mostly been music), but I’m hearing great reviews about “…Chang ‘An” left and right!!!

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          It’s pretty good so far. He isn’t bad. I’m only on ep 4 I think.

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My fellow Squiddies? Squidpeeps? Squibles? What’s the fandom name?

Anyways, I present to you, the “Little Donkey” song.

I wonder if any beanies knew this song growing up.

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    I love this scene! She can really sing! 😍

    Squiddies sounds good! 👌😍

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      Is she the one singing though?

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      She sings the ending song, too for Go Go Squid. Milk and Bread? Milk Bread? Haha She also sang a duet OST with Deng Lun of their drama, Ashes of Love.

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    Chinese Beanie here 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️😉 But I didn’t grow up with this song— the first time I heard it was on an episode of C-variety show “Happy Camp” when they were playing a game with the song—it starts at 34:34 😊 (psst!! Tao is in this episode as a guest as well 😁😁)

    https://youtu.be/ucK_0XwymPk

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    I was so relieved that this voice came out. Her singing to the grandpa had me worried.
    This is a great scene. A squid and her (spendthrift) donkey.

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    It was my childhood! I was totally charmed by Tong.

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      I don’t know what happened but I meant to write Tong Nian.

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        Cool!

        I like how she got more confident half way through!

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          Definitely, gosh, I just love her and Gun together so much.

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    I vote for squibles! Tho squiddies is very cute too!

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      I kinda like squibles too. It’s reminds me of the word quibble. Maybe we should add another “b”. It’s also a word in urban dictionary. 🙃

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This song has a gospel feel to it I found interesting.

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Wrist grabs are the sweets most adorable thing in dramas. Why not include them in MVs? I’m sure women in real life love to be yanked around by their wrist by the apple of their eyes. That most certainly must be the case.

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I like Sung Hoon. I want to see him as the lead in a good drama where is not playing a grumpy/tsundere boss. The guy has been typecast. Sigh.

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    I like him in slightly goofy roles – I really liked him in Oh My Venus when he got to be a bit silly with Henry and So Ji-sub. Plus his character was sweet and sort of innocent which was very endearing.

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      Took the words out of my mouth. He was really good in Father Is Strange.

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    I liked him in Sound of my Heart Reboot! He plays a cartoonist. It’s a sitcom — if you liked Waikiki, you’ll probably like it.

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@greenfields, I would love your opinion on Ep. 01 of Justice. I don\’t think you might get very far, but I\’m still curious nonetheless.

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This song gives me renewed hope for Pentagon. 💙

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Ep. 10 had more than a few things that annoyed me. For instance, the editing was pretty bad. See how Gun just magically gets a stick in his hand while magically freeing himself from 3 people holding him back?

“Maybe they just wanted to get me to have a drink with them but we couldn’t communicate with words.” Sigh. You were just screaming for help two seconds ago. The guys shouldn’t have touched you in the way they did, let alone crowded you.

And Little Mi apologized to the very nice, very well meaning guys. 🤦🏾‍♂️

This scene was so bad.

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    I also don’t understand why Little MI apologized. Also, Apple dog’s maybe they really just want to drink with me.

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    This scene pissed me off! She was screaming her lungs out for Gun and when he came running to rescue her, she had the audacity to scream at him to stop! Lolz smh. And when she said, you haven’t changed you still use violence to resolve an issue……… like what the actual fffffffffffff. I hate this lady.

    And tbh these flashbacks aren’t helping me. Gun needs to move forward and stop being stuck in the past.

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    I think they wanted to amplify the conflict (some sort of climax) between Gun and the rest of Team Solo before the scene with Xiao Mi with the cake and medicine. Could definitely be better.

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    I’m loosing any sympathy for them because I’m over the flashbacks. I wish they’d just communicate with words and tell us what happened then move the story forward.

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This was really stupid. They announced the names and countries for 1st and 3rd place. All second place got was…”In second place…” Let’s completely disregard that NAYA is from Norway, the host country! Don’t get me started on the fact that commentary over the house mic/PA system was primarily in Chinese. You’re in Norway, drama.

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    Totes agree! Mandarin is one of most spoken languages in the world but it’s not universal, at least not in the way English is.

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    Oh, that drove me nuts too – but the nationalism in this show is so in your face that I’ve decided to just ignore it because if I think about it too much I get a headache.

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[1] Yeah, make Gun to be the bad guy for pointing out your hypocrisy.
[2] This reminds me of when I was young and older people vilified video games. Now many of them now play on their cell phones?
[3] Gun makes bank from gaming.

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[1] Using a MoMo-esque evaluation, Gun gets a -10 because he likes cats.
[2] He gets +20 for introducing Little Mi as his brother.
[3] The live performer gets +100 for singing “Wicked Games.”

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[1] This was a ridiculously cute scene.
[2] Demo’s interactions with all the other characters is probably my favourite thing of this drama thus far.
[3] Gun showing his warmer side is awesome.

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    Ahhhh….cute.

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    So…..Demo is your favorite?

    Now because of you and kimbap noona I keep hearing Scrappy Doo’s, “Puppy Power.”in my head when I see these.

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      He is at this point. I think one of my reasons for liking him as much as I do at this point is because he actually has some depth to him. He isn’t just the, look at me, I’m being cute right now. His parents are going through a divorce and it would have been difficult for him to go back home or presumably choose a parent to stay with. I think this scene underscores that and highlights his need to form bonds, maybe not solely because of that, but most likely influenced by that. It could also just be part of his nature. He’s also pretty astute/clever. That and the actor playing him is dong a really good job and I haven’t had any cringe worthy moments yet.

      Hahaha. It’s been forever since I heard Scrappy’s “Puppy Power.” But Scrappy is annoying. Demo is not. 😛

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    Gun is my catnip ML. I love watching him thaw out towards everyone and the way he gives in to Tong Yian on EVERYTHING is just 💘💘💘💘💘.

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    Is this another ‘cute/sweet/ditzy girl warming the heart of an ice-cold tsundere’ type of drama?

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      Yes!!! I’m live-watching it! It’s fun.

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        Yang Zi is always fun 🙂 Well, actually no, not always XD She wasn’t fun in the 2nd half of “Ashes Of Love”, but I still loved her in that from beginning to end

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      Kinda, sorta. lol.

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    Han Shang Yan is just begging to be smothered with love. He now has his puppy, Demo. I can’t wait until puppy Nian Nian joins in. 😊

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[1] Demo isn’t just adorkable; he’s a clever shipper.
[2] Demo’s look at the very end.
[3] Poor Squid almost got a heart attack–she sure has a strong heart. Poor Gun almost got his eardrums shot.

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[1] Demo isn’t just adorkable; he is wise.
[2] Seriously Gun. You were going to show up empty handed? 🤦🏾‍♂️

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Which snacks would you take from this aisle?

P.S. Typing out that question, aisle is a really messed up word for English learning speakers. It’s spelled nothing like it sounds really. Had I not known, I wouldn’t even think there was an “a” or an “s” in there.

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Before We Get Married is getting as enjoyable as watching real people go through relationship problems. In other words, not very fun. Get together or move on already people.

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😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

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Who is supposed to have Hotel Del Luna? Viki says it\’s coming soon. I want to watch this in HD dang it.

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