Beanie level: Errand boy

Flawed Humans… continues to have its moments. Just wish they had made something other than kdrama poop jokes central to the ML’s issues. Sigh.

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    So the poop-plot aint over yet? 🙄

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      Not yet. And it’s too bad, because otherwise it’s an interesting little story – so far.

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    I roll my eyes every time it happens but at least there’s a reason to it. I’m trying to convince myself because there are many interesting side characters.

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Flawed Humans – what’s the story with the bag lady (young woman with a bag full of cash trying to give it away)? Any guesses?

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    Haven’t had time to watch it yet. But I am gonna throw a guess here. Because that’s her flaw? 🙃

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    I think she is rich. Her last scene made me think she may be doing a social experiment. like seeing how people react to her state.

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Flawed Humans – a broad farce? Opening episode has its moments.

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NokDu – lovely ending, nicely done.

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    In a way, the king’s exile is the best thing that could have happened to the queen. The one unselfish thing he did was let her go, instead of clinging to her. Now she can spend the rest of her life with her son; the two who have suffered most from him finally reunited. And he knows it.

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      I *think* he knew the game was up from the time he refused to look at the dead body that Yul-moo claimed was NokDu.

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        Yes, it’s kind of strange, in the ending the king was suggesting that he persecuted Nokdu and tried to have him killed, instead of recognizing YM as the traitor to the throne, so that he wouldn’t have to kill Nokdu, if that makes any sense. I can’t quite get my head around that convoluted reasoning. The only thing that kept Nokdu from getting killed was DJ’s surrender to YM and promise to stay with him. For a man who was genuinely paranoid about being betrayed, to stay true to his character the king should have killed YM as soon as he recognized his greed for the throne. Oh, but that wouldn’t have been consistent with history. Sigh.

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          “ For a man who was genuinely paranoid about being betrayed, to stay true to his character the king should have killed YM as soon as he recognized his greed for the throne. ”

          Absolutely true.

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Beanies, a Camellia question:

Given DB’s personality as we’ve seen it, what do you think would have happened if her mother had shown up and tried to connect with her and PG without the dementia subterfuge?

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Wonderful spoof!

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Pegasus Mart.

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Just magnificent!

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Theme of today’s episode. Ong Avengers!

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Sigh.

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Camellia – JR really is just trash.

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Camellia – more red herrings, redemption arc for DB’s mother, and the story nearing climax. It sure doesn’t feel like a 20 episode arc. More surprises/goodies for us?

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    One wonders. I just don’t think it’s Heung sik. That is just too easy and I am still convinced that the victim pool should be expanded. The deaths will not just be limited to Hyang mi.

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      Remember Murder on the Orient Express? I know this drama won’t go there, but I thought it would have been an interesting way to take the story.

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    I think 18 episodes might have been tighter, but I think they can fill 20 episodes in revealing Joker and his motives.

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    At least we know that Joker has to smell like lacquer (or paint thinner?). That must leave a pretty narrow field. But why would DB’s mother not run to the police as soon as she made that connection? Why threaten her suspect personally? Why give him the chance to come after her?

    No matter what happens to her in this encounter, I have to believe that Mom is going to be around in the final episode, so that DB can donate her kidney.

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      Double indemnity clause in the insurance policy?

      DB’s mother, much like Hyang-mi, has the feel of a blood sacrifice in the making.

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        After that speech she made about protecting her child? I could see her luring him to follow her if she thought she could kill him. But luring him to follow her so that he could kill her — and what? Get caught? What about all that fierce protectiveness toward DB? Where does that go if she just allows Joker to kill her? Mom’s supposed to be the smartest one in the family, and that just doesn’t seem smart.

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          Mutual death scenario, or, the final bit of proof she needs because as HS said, all she has is the smell of lacquer and “beast eyes”.

          Remember, without a kidney, she’s dead anyway. She could be looking for a way that does the most good for DB.

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Kdrama and childhood connections. One is an infant, the other is well along in pregnancy. The infant rubs his foot on the other’s mom’s belly. That’s pretty early to call fate, destiny…

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    Never too early when it comes to fate. In Cdramas, some OTPs were fated even before they were conceived. 😉

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      Belief in reincarnation certainly leads to “fated before birth”, like the phrase “nemeses from their previous life.” But good grief, I would prefer to believe we were more than cogs in the machinery of fate.

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    Also really gross

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Camellia: Boy, I hope there is more to DB’s mother’s story than that reveal. I have to believe that there is more there – or that b**ch wouldn’t have bothered to find DB’s mom.

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    Didn’t she allude to being married to their father. The woman said that DB’s Mom was legally theirs as well.

    And that dinner scene, wow, so good. DB, to me, had every right to be pissed. We still don’t know what Mom put DB’s signature to.

    I am so glad she really leaned on Yong sik afterwards.

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      So, at the end of the day, will DB give, or won’t she? What do you think?

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        *sigh* I don’t because I don’t think Mom is gonna make it to the end of the series. Something is gonna end her life and it won’t be renal failure.

        On the flip side, I think she will because it is not in DB’s nature to see someone suffer, no matter how big her talk is.

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Camellia: much needed conversations and confessions. And boy are the throwing up red herrings Everywhere!

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    I am so glad Yong-sik said what he said to DB. I wanted to go through the screen and shake her for that type of manipulation. I officially hated her for that and though, ‘Yeah, Yong-sik’s Mom is right. He is way to good for you.’

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      Agree. He is. But talk about someone too far gone…YS is constitutionally unable to retreat; he’s going to push through to the end, where ever it leads.

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Beautiful.

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Perfectly accurate insight from DJ.

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Dong-ju – my hands are faster than everyone’s eyes! Quick thinking and a good getaway.

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Like father, like son. The whole bit with Dongju searching for a certain person was really funny.

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    The father-son bromance was very touching, too. I hope they can stay on the same side. I know there’s reason to hate the king, but he looks so reasonable and mild next to Yul-mu.

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    I really want their bromance to last a little longer before everyone finds out who they are to each other and starts going stab-y stab-y.

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      If they stick with history (which they’ve already stretched with Nokdu’s existence), then the king and Nokdu probably have to die and Yul-mu should become king. I hope they rewrite history. I don’t want to hang around to watch Yul-mu gain power.

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After all the sageuks showing brush drawn faces that look as if they were done by a modern police artist, this was good for a laugh or two. This supposed to be our hero.

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