Beanie level: Noble idiot

After being late to the party on Produce 101 season 2 (if you haven’t seen it – it’s fun, has some really memorable stages, and a lot of talent), I jumped into Produce X 101 this past week.

The guys in this season are cute. Too cute. And super young. The average age must be several years younger than in the past, and they all seem pretty fresh to the whole trainee life. I think I just might be getting sensitive about my age seeing as I’m officially older than any of the contestants. But also I do miss the era when manly concepts and beast-ols were a thing. Maybe I was just using this as a segue to another Junho post.

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    I am WAAAAAY older than any of them since Produce 101 but I still get sucked into the wormhole maybe because I feel like a proud Auntie or Mama when they rise above their challenges.

    Or Im just curious when they cover a song I don’t know or forgotten and I get really happy. Hahahah.

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I’m of the opinion that one cannot have too much Junho exposure. So, um, here you go.

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A couple weeks ago, isa said that she was in the mood for a rewatch and last Friday a small group of us very haphazardly got started on the quintessential kdrama classic Coffee Prince. Never seen it or ready to take a trip down memory lane? Join us as we start Episode 3 tonight! Missed the first two? No worries as they were mostly slow plot setup to get us to the good stuff this week. Added bonus for all you HPL watchers – your favorite Lion should be making his appearance soon!
When: 5/10 at 8pm CST
Where: https://www.rabb.it/s/nin6zm

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Why am I like this? Why have I watched this clip of Junho eating so many times? (Starts around 1:15 for any others who may be…interested)

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Am I watching The Devil Wears Prada: Lion Version?

That’s All.

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You bet it’s nice to have you back, NU’EST.

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    I forgot how much I love Baekho’s voice. And the aesthetics of this MV are AH-MAZING.

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    I’m so excited for their comeback stage on MCountdown, they’ll also have a “Hello” stage

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I realized that I’ve never once posted the group that spawned my handle way back when. So without further ado, have an Infinite video. Because this song is still GREAT.

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Sometimes I think the golden days of kpop may have already past. I was revisiting some old songs, and I think I’ve got a pretty good case with this music video. The makeup! The synthesizer! The dance! This is surely kpop in its purest form.

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    You’re not alone in thinking this! Recent K-pop follows Western trendy sounds more closely instead of incorporating parts but mostly doing its own thing. In my book, a chorus is not a chorus if it’s just 1 word chanted along to an instrumental breakdown.

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      Current K-pop songs are starting to sound alike. Idol groups are also starting to look alike. What I really liked about 2PM was how unique they looked compared to other boy groups at the time. They did the “manly” concept really well, with outfits , songs, and choreo to match.

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        I miss the “beast-dol” concept. Now, so many new groups go for cutesy looks. But also I may just be getting older and the boys are staying the same age.

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      Right? Kpop used to have a more distinct sound to identify it. I’m still a big fan of several groups and enjoy a ton of the music that comes out, but its original charm has shifted to a more westernized sound.

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    I love the sound kpop had back in the good old days. I haven’t heard this 2pm song yet but am saving for when I get off work!

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Could those last two episodes of TYH be any more crammed with PPL? I felt like my beloved fluff was getting interrupted by commercials every few minutes. Sigh. At least there was LDW’s forehead to curb my annoyance.

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    That last picture ❤️❤️❤️

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    Yes, foreheads are always nice.

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    I loved the show, but indeed during the last episode there was too much ppl.

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      It was like their PPL director went on vacation in the middle and then cane back and was like “Holy Crap! You guys didn’t put any of these in there like you were supposed to! I have to do everything!”

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This performance will always be the epitome of pure fun.

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Here. Have some Tiramisu Cake. Tiramisu Cake. Tiramisu Cake.

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Dramas imitating life.

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Me watching Touch Your Heart.

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Thoughts upon finishing The Last Empress:

Shin Sung Rok and Jang Nara have unresolved chemistry due to the fact that one of the two played a crazy, cheating, and murderous royal with no justifiable means of redemption (dang it). I’d like to petition for the two to do another project together where SSR is allowed to be hilariously adorable and charismatic and JN can be a cunning spit-fire. That would work, right?

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Well, I\’ve finally been promoted to one of the most aggravating, hair pulling drama tropes of all time. Hello, Noble Idiot!

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Watched Monster. Holy. Lee Min Ki, you are one creepy, blood covered serial killer. But also you’re a treat for the eyes. This is how people get into trouble.

Don’t fall for psychopaths. Even if they look like LMK. But also I’m going to immediately be a hypocrite and post some screenshots because his darker skin tone in this is beautiful.

Also. Go Eun had a seriously odd character in this.

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    I love his skin.

    I’ve always thought that saying stuff like that sounded very serial killer-y, so I guess it’s very appropriate.

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In honor of today’s Rabbit watch, what is the worst drama you’ve watched because of an actor/actress?

Mine: Lucky Romance

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    All the way to the end?

    I don’t think I ever have.

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      Normally, I’d drop dramas that aren’t very good after a couple eps. But if I get too far in then I feel like I have to finish. I don’t know why I watched all of Lucky Romance though…

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        Because Je Soo-ho was the cutest character ever!!
        (I couldn’t finish it, though, I’m allergic to hwang jung eum)

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          I know I watched Lucky Romance, and I know I finished it despite not liking it, but for the life of me I cannot remember what it was about.

          Wait, did the FL need to get married, or sleep with someone or something like that? It was squicky and gross, and she was beyond doormatty. Okay memory, wipe that back out of the circuits.

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    I have watched so many bad dramas all the way to the end because I’m some kind of drama masochist. But dramas that I watched all the way to the end specifically because of an actor?

    The only one that comes to mind is Doctors. That has Jisoo and YKS in it so I endured every painful episode of it and my life is poorer for it.

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      There are so many bad dramas out there. And sometimes they masquerade as potentially good dramas for a couple of eps. Ugh, so many hours of my life…

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    i honestly don’t think i ever have. not even for gong hyo jin…i could not get through pasta lol

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    Auuugh Yongpal – I loved it at first and Joo Woon and Kim Tae Hee’s chemistry was cute. Loved Kim Tae Hee’s short hair too in the drama, but man, that was a struggle to sit through and finish it hoping it would be worth in the end.

    🙅‍♀️🙅‍♀️🙅‍♀️

    And the f gory details of operations that Joo Woon did in that drama was just too much for me. This is prob why I don’t watch a lot of medical drama, seeing everything fleshed out just doesn’t sit with me well. I’m still surprised to this day that I finished that drama.

    I’ve been better at dropping dramas if it weren’t to my liking cuz the next drama that the same Yongpal writer had, K2, I managed to successfully drop despite my deep love for Ji Chang Wook. 😌

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      And oh! Speaking of Kim Tae Hee – I stuck to the very end too watching her previous drama. My princess. Fml. Maybe I am a Kim Tae Hee fan deep down cuz I didn’t know how to drop her dramas no matter how awful they are. Song Seung Heon and Tae Hee were a cute pair tho. But that drama was just……… 💀💀

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      I really like Joo Won, but admittedly some of his project picks are not as good as others. I also have a problem with medical dramas. They always are just a tad cringy when it comes to the actual, you know, medical stuff.

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    Well…
    I *started* Ruler Master of the Mask because of Kim So-hyun, but I didn’t get very far…

    … then I finished Radio Romance….

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    This is me. Lucky Romance is on the top list of horrible drama of all time yet I could finish it because at the time I was so smitten with RJY. I will never forgive the writer of this drama.

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    About Time for Lee Sang Yoon (he owes me)

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      I couldn’t even do it for him. Actually, I have a lot of dramas I started for actors that I dropped (serial dropper here): Yang Se Jong—saimdang lights diary, temperature of love; Yoo Jin Goo—Reunited Worlds, TCC; Lee Sang Yoon—About Time; Lee El—Hwayugi; Jang Guen Suk—switch; Nam Joo Hyuk—Bride of the water god. But Yoon DooJoon can basically do no wrong in my book, so I’ve finished all his dramas except Let’s Eat, but I plan on going back and watching this at some point. He’s just so damn affable and watchable.

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        I actually haven’t watched any of Yoon Doo Joon’s work except Splash Splash Love, but gosh, I do miss him in Beast/Highlight!

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    Tempted. For two promising young actors.

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    The Time We Were Not In Love because of Ha Ji Won & Lee Jin Wook. Stupid drama also ruined the image i had of YKS as the perfect hyung (in Pinocchio).

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    I finished The Heirs and Uncontrollably Fond for Kim Woo Bin. I wasn’t supposed to finish UF (no thanks to Suzy) but I couldn’t let Oppa down.

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    “Heirs.” 🤦‍♀️
    I was getting back into k-dramas after a long hiatus, and desperate for anything. I just resorted to hate-watching it, but I have since then learned to drop dramas when I despise them.

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How can you not love a man who dedicates a song to his cat?

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    I’ve heard some of JH’s songs here and there, but now I realize I have been sleeping on him as a singer! 😭
    I have to rectify this

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There’s a lot of kpop out there nowadays. One might say too much to keep up with. So let’s just go back to this for a second.

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I’ve only watched Shut Up Flower Boy Band once back when it first came out. By now most of the details of the show are pretty hazy, but it’s funny how a song can just bring back that feeling of how much you adored something. Plus, you know. Guyliner.

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