Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

So…while on my way to press play on Camellia I somehow or another found myself on an entirely different website pressing play on Temperature of Love. I remember hating this drama so I’m not sure what Im doing here, precisely. I think in my head I think that it has a clear break in quality like Noona so I can watch until the one guy decides to throw his hat in the ring while skipping over everything to do with his mother and the entire writer plotline and the second lead female. So….if I just focus on the romance, I should be fine.
Or I should stop rewatching dramas that I know, like KNOW are garbage fires. I meant to start watching a cdrama today…oh well.

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So, I’ve started Camellia. Super slow first couple of eps, but these women are such jerks. They see—I dont even know her name yet, the FL holding hands and they are whispering to each other, “they were holding hands. They’ve obviously gone all the way if you dont get outta here with your childish bullying. Gone all the way! Because of a hand hold!

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My rewatch is over πŸ™
I dont know what to watch now ….sigh
But! I’m glad I watched with the viki comments on. The very last comment on INAR is “thank you to all of the actors and subbers and blah blah blah, excet Tilda. Fuck her.”
I lowkey want it read during my funeral. “isa was this and that and blah blah blah. And also, fuck Tilda.”

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    Put it in your will, Isa. It must happen.

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    Also thank you for finishing an INAR watch this NoctombINAR. Somebody had to.

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      It was an honor to finish the watch on behalf of all the Beanies who could not finish OctobINAR.
      And I have a packet for preplanning my funeral right here on my desk. I just may put it in there. There will be no closing of the casket during my funeral and right before the wheel me out someone must say, (preferably one of my family members who doesn’t use curse words or tries really hard not to use curse words) “fuck tilda. that is all.”
      Or mayhap have it on my headstone and make people curious forever.

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        Just think, when you finally write the novel of your life and it’s a bestseller and you become an enigmatic reclusive author who even sends a robot to do her laundry, people will eventually journey across the continent to view your tombstone and ponder with curiosity the words, “Fuck Tilda”. It will merely add to your mystique.

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    🤣

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There’s a point where Our Puppy is listening to Ji-Ah recount their story from her POV and he CLEARLY just wants her to tell him that shes as in love with him as he is in with her and she’s just…not doing it. Is she as bad at reading people as he is or is she being a punk? TELL HIM YOU LOVE HIM

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Reason number 327 to learn Korean
327. So that when you are sobbing your eyes out after Our Puppy learns the truth about his found family and that the love of his life is in truth not a robot you don’t have to worry that you’re crying to hard to read the subtitles. You can just cry freely.
In short, reason 327 for learning Korean: to cry freely without missing anything.
Oh it huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurts. Sob sob sob

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You guys I am just so unreasonably upset with stupid Pi! UGH! Everytime she tells the good doctor “its not like someone is going to die if you rest” as they are ON THEIR WAY to Our Puppy and Ji Ah I’m Llike yes PI SOMEONE COULD DIE YOU HEIFER (has anyone else ever noticed how close Hugh Hefners name is to heifer?). And now she’s all, clutching her pearls as Our Puppy is writhing on the ground equal parts devastation from the Tilda of it all and equal parts RETURN OF THE ALLERGY I want to kick her in her stupid cute face. YOU ARE ON MY LIST, MADAM.

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ok, so, I’m a bit calmer now. Tilda HAD to be the absolute freaking worse and Johnny had to pay the consequences of Tilda’s f’d up actions because what if ok, what if Tilda never Tilda’d and then Ji Ah told the truth and then Kim Min Kyu died instead? So its good that Tilda Tilda’d. Right? ::sobs::RIGHT?!

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well…that broke the ol’ heart. Why did I rewatch this? I need something happy! TILDA YOU YOU YOU ARE ALL THE BAD WORDS EVER CREATED and a whole bunch more that havent been invented yet.

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Beanies this week has been so…blech. I had 2 10 year old girls jump another 10 year old girl and RIP her HAIR out of her head. And the first thing I see when I turn on my drama is TILDA?!?! BOOOO

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    Say what? What is wrong with them?! Was there a reason other than jealousy?

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ahem TIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAA YOU ROTTEN SOB! I hope that you are murdered. Painfully and slowly. Repeatedly brought to the brink, healed and the torture started over. HAAAAAAAAAATE YOU!!

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Ok, so I NEED to share this video with you even though its like a week old.
1. because I’m irritated. I slow cooked a pork loin with potatoes and onions on low since last night. And my potatoes are hard as a friggin rock. So. We all need to take a moment and commiserate with me. By enjoying this video.
2. This is not my favorite Jackson Wang song (thats Dawn of Us or maybe On the Rocks) but the choreo is so good in this video. Get it, sir.
3. SHALLOWNESS. The man looks GOOD in this video.
4. He mentions Bobby Flay and it makes me giggle and swoon.
5. I love Bobby Flay. Like…its a thing in my life. A serious, serious thing in my life. He’s super, unreasonably hot. And I dont care what people have to say about it.
6. What does that say about me as a person that I am equally attracted to B.Flay who’s an old(er) white guy and Jackson Wang who’s basically a toddler.
7. If you look at number 6 for too long it says Im attracted to a toddler and thats wrong and gross and tells me that I super need to stop exaggerating how young Jackson is in an effort to both downplay how much I love (its a lot) and to emphasize how much I love him (I love him so much even though he’s the same age as a young person! Because he’s a young person! my love just…doesnt care about age!)

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    You and Bobby Flay

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      Oh my GOSH YES, Mindy. Mindy can you not imagine skipping and frolicking through the freaking tulips with BOBBY FLAY? Oh my gosh. We could hold hands and TWIRL. Mindy. Mindy. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.
      Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. What if the world were a magical but evil place and there was a knock on my door and it was JACKSON WANG and he was all “[ISA], I love you. Run off with me!” And I’d be all….shoosh, child yes. Lemme get a bag together. Black woman hair care is no ones joke. And while I was packing, there was a ring from the doorbell and Jackson is all, “Should I answer?” And I’m all, “I typically don’t answer the door because thats where the people are but I opened it and you were there so WHY NOT?!” and by the time I finished the sentence he already opened the door, because honestly, that was a lot, and on the other side was BOBBY FLAY and he was all, “[ISA] I LOVE YOU! RUN OFF WITH ME. FORSAKE JACKSON WANG AND BE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!!!!!!!”
      And then what on earth would I even do?
      Mindy. I love them both so much.

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    You know, that’s maybe the first thing I remembered learning about you? That you love Bobby Flay, because I held more than a school girl crush and Alton Brown, so I.GET.IT.

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ISWAK Beanhomies I\’m so glad we got to re-start our watches tonight! So much fun, so much swoon, so many threats and warnings to misbehaving computers! I would have stayed around to say goodnight and see you next time. But my computer had other ideas (jerk).

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    It was great having everyone back for more ISWAK fun! Hopefully, computers will learn to behave better for future watches.

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    It was so good to have you back.

    isa’s computer, behave next week.

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I took a buzzfeed quiz to see which member of Got7 I should be dating and they told me JINYOUNG. At first I was all HOW DARE YOU, buzzfeed! Not even my biaswrecker/ backup bias? The young prince?! But them I remembered that shower scene and thought….how did buzzfeed know I\’m shallow?

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So obviously the viewing audience knows that Ji Ah isnt a robot, and when her eyes well up its because shes in love with Kim Min Kyu and shes hurting for the both of them. What does he think is happening whenever it looks like shes going to cry/is obviously fighting back tears?
Also, they hold hands alot–what does he think is causing her pulse? Is it just….you know…whatever makes robots move around and such? I dont think I thought about this stuff the first time I watched but now—its all the little things that are adding up/breaking down for me. Its like Lois Lane/Clark Kent and the glasses. He saw enough in the beginning to convince himself that she\’s a robot that now it doesn\’t matter what she does because he has it stuck in his head that shes a robot. But once she pulled \”friend mode\” out of her butt she doesn\’t even try to act like a robot. The careful way the researchers were teaching her how to walk and stand and carry things–all out the window.
And since I\’m at the part of the drama where it can\’t be said enough: TILDA YOU STUPID expletive expletive expletive

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    To my mind, motivated reasoning is a big underlying theme of the drama whereby people ignore reality to re-enforce their preexisting positions. Min Kyu believing that Jia is a robot, Baek-kyun refusing to accept Jia’s intelligence and ascribing the outcomes of her actions to the robot, and Min Kyu’s doctor insisting on treating his clearly psychological condition as a physiological one. Motivated reasoning and the way we let our emotions overwhelm our decisions underpinned the behaviour of many of the characters throughout the show’s run; especially around how all the characters reacted to Min Kyu’s illness.

    I find it hilarious that in such a nuanced piece of writing, Tilda is the only true villain we can curse at.

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      Tilda is the actual worst. I’m sure even the villains in The Last Empress watched INAR and thought Tilda was evil.

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        #rememberjohnny

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        Well now I need a fanfiction of TLE sitting around the throne room (at the grandmothers insistence–she wanted to believe that there was still some love in that family) and the mother going, “Wow. Tilda, what a bitch” and the royal mistress/ho-bag being, “RIGHT!” and then the DE and the Royal Mistress/hobag hi-five and Sunny is sitting rolling her eyes like, “kettles and pots, people. But, seriously, let me in on that hi-five because Tilda needs to get shot in the face. RH…what are you doing Tuesday?” While grandmother and the little girl are like….this family is too much and SHUT UP already the pretty is on screen.

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    Also I’m glad at least somebody is finishing I’m Not a Robot since October finished but OctobINAR did not.

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    ok can someone tell me which eps Tilda is in? i never saw INAR but i’m damn curious bout this force of evil that was just a bit part. she’s been plaguing my curiosity since she first appeared on the wall but i’ve never found her in clips. Help meeee..

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      She’s in the show for approximately 2 seconds so it’s not easy.

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        really? but do you know which eps? i’ll just watch the whole episode if i have to..hehehehe

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          You have to watch all of INAR to truly understand and feel the devastation Tilda unleashed.

          Surprised she didn’t win villain of the Year at the Baeksangs….

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TILDA GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Quick someone murder her

Also, and this has nothing to do with INAR or dramas in general, really. But still. The weekend are terrible days to have off. When I have Fridays off that means I work on Saturday. But by the time I wrangle up enough energy to actually want to do anything other than lay around in my pjs everything is closed. Saturday is the same! Except by the time I\’ve wrangled up the energy to go and do anything , everything is closed for the weekend! I had such high hopes for my productivity today. I woke up, made a to-do list, called myself tuckered out and laid on the couch for approximately 3.5 eps of INAR and now that I\’m ready to go to the bank, work on my budget, call the doctor etc and etc and etc–all of those places are closed!
What I need is a Thursday-Friday day off combination. I could have Thursday to be lazy and sleep on my couch and recoop from the insanity that is the library (we had to call the cops twice this week! Twice!) and on Friday I would–in theory–be up and ready to do all of the things that I push back until my day off. It just makes better sense than Friday-Saturday days off.

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Ok, I know I\’m sympathetic towards Kim Min Kyu because the drama wants me to be and I\’m not super sympathetic towards The Doctor because I\’m not necessarily supposed to be but right now he and Pi are really getting on my nerves.
Dr. Butthead doesn\’t want to remove AG-3 from kim Min Kyu because he thinks Kim Min Kyu is a perv (I mean…honestly, what does he think a healthy portion of his hyper-life like robot dolls are going to be used for? Dollars to donuts some sex toy company is going to swoop in there sooner rather than later and use the tech for hyper-realistic sex dolls. Come. On. Now. ) he wants to remove Ji-Ah because he still has the feels for her and he sees–not the Kim Min Kyu has feels for her as well because who cares how he feels but because he sees that Ji-Ah isn\’t slapping him when he pets her head or hugs her or goes in for a forehead kiss. He\’s jealous. Thats it.
And I so don\’t understand Pi right now. Why is she being such a jerk?
I will say I laughed uproariously when Kim Min Kyu finally accepted that they were taking AG-3 back and there was nothing he could do about it only to come out of his bedroom to find the researchers all gathered around one of his cleaning robots. When he gave it a lovely little kiss on the forehead (if cleaning robots have foreheads) and researchers 1 and 2 looked at each other like, \”OH! He\’s not a perv he just kisses all of his robots!\” and Ji-Ah looked at the robot with jealousy blazing? Hilarious.

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I am rewatching INAR (in part to rid myself of all traces of Melting gross) and I had forgotten how a) hilarious and b) how heartbreaking and sad Kim Min Kyu. I don\’t think he was even aware of how lonely he was until AG-3 comes into his life.
And on this rewatch I\’m actually kind of feeling bad for our good doctor. He OBVIOUSLY is still hung up on Ji Ah (hello robot in her likeness that greets him every day with \”Hello, I love you\” we won\’t go into the creepy factor, or the \”master\” of it all. Thinking too hard about it makes me loose my sympathy for him REAL QUICK). And he also OBVIOUSLY doesn\’t understand why she dumped him (which probably has something to do with why he\’s still obsessing over her however much time later. He thought that they were fine. From his (broken) POV she dumped him out of the clear blue sky when they were still deeply in love (if they were ever in love. I dunno.) or at least happy. The poor guy put a ban on the word sandwiches because he was going to town on one when she broke up with him mid-bite and left the building before he could even swallow and say, \”Wha??!\” But unbeknownst to his oblivious tuckus—he\’s giving our poor male lead the tools he needs to have a SUCCESSFUL relationship with Ji Ah. \”You need to show her your emotions!\” Really, Mr. Robot? \”You have to listen to her and be careful in what you say!\” While he\’s haunted by the word sandwich she has flashbacks of him basically calling her dumb in front of all of us smarty pants friends/colleagues. And then he turns around and does it again. With the same cluelessness.
I don\’t remember, but you know, I\’d bet in the beginning of their relationship Ji Ah probably found the doctor\’s befuddlement and social awkwardness endearing. It seems something that she would probably be drawn in by. This super smart doctor who knows how to actually make the things that she dreams up, who\’s cute and likes her…. I dunno. I\’m digging the rewatch. Its such a good drama.

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    the best drama
    keep an eye out for pi’s wisdom every other episode or so
    she tells it like it is i love her

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And on this note I am taking a break from Melting.
Ok, I would say hopefully this was a problem with translation as this character is CLEARLY not dumb. But I really think that the writer is just that…bad. Yes. Bad. That is what I’m going with. The writer is bad. The old man with the formerly luxurious locks (the best part of the drama, tbh) is kidnapped, blindfolded, tortured a bit and returned with a flip phone with a hidden camera. In the middle of a deep conversation about how the doctor needs to fix him and Mi Ran so that they can sleep all rolled up together like other people he randomly spots the tiny hidden camera on the phone and demands to know, “IS THIS HIDDEN CAMERA A HIDDEN CAMERA?! TELL ME EVERYTHING”
and the formerly gloriously coiffed doctor is all, “there was this person. This person had a unique voice. Such a unique voice that I will SURELY know it the second I hear it again! IT WAS UNIQUE! EVEN IF ITS BEEN 20 YEARS I WILL KNOW THAT VOICE!”
Let me tell you here and now beanies. If this UNIQUE VOICE mother effer doesn’t come out sounding like….I dont know Fozzy The Bear crossed with Animal crossed with James Earl Jones doing a British person doing a South Korean accent? Im going to be so upset.
All of that to say, the writing on this drama is straight garbage and should be set on fire.

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    Skip to the shower scene and the beginning of the next episode, then call it good. You shouldn’t miss the kiss in the shower.

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    Never mind. I’m caught up to you and you’ve probably seen the best this has to offer. I’ll continue to suffer because JCW…

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    And now I’m extra glad I couldn’t bring myself to watch past episode 1.

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This is the entire problem with this drama in a single screenshot.
I don\’t have anywhere else to go
There was no interest/attraction on either end before they were frozen. The only change in their interactions has been that they have now been frozen. It would be one thing if they showed more of the two feeling out of step with the current times. But other than Wookie wearing a shirt that looks like early 90s grunge (Which…..doesnt fit with any other time period BUT early 90s grunge so…wtf?) and the ocassional being emotional at being younger than their younger siblings—they are fitting in seamlessly! They arent shocked or caught off guard. They are surrounded by people who love them and would love to date them. They are working. If you werent told that they had been frozen for 20 years you would never know. Which makes their sudden \”love story\”make NO SENSE. There is no foundation for it here!
This? Is NOT a good drama. At all. But Wookie is so pretty when hes in love. Which hes not, 100% not at all. This love story is stupid. But Wookie is a great actor who has a great falling in love face and I am DETERMINED to finish a drama if only so I can a freaking bean in the bean count. There will be a bean count this year, wont there?

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    There MUST BE A BEAN COUNT so all those hours we wasted on shows like that won’t have died a meaningless death πŸ™‚

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    And while I’m complaining–Ji Huns mom sucks. Why is she blaming No Ran for her divorce? She decided to “comfort” her friends ex when Mi Ran went missing with her body. She decided to marry her baby daddy and stay with him knowing that he was still in love with Mi Ran. She decided to stay with a person who doesn’t love her even though it turned her into a mean shrew. Don’t blame your divorce on Mi Ran she hasn’t done anything! This is,between you and your husband.

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      I really hope it wasn’t her that posted about GMR being part of cryogenic experiment. I agree with your criticisms.
      However I think that her flip switched when she realized that both her husband & her son want her.
      Women are weird about their sons.
      She was sad, mad & a bit shrewd when it was just a 🔽 between Prof husband, GMR & her ; but then when it became an absurd square she started losing grip on reality.

      I feel like I’m giving the writing far more credit than it deserves. The character haven’t been shown to have anywhere near the depth I’m making them out to have 😆

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    Agreed agreed agreed. I feel like I said all of this at ep 5-6 & I have nothing new to add. The love story does not work.
    It had future possibility, an inkling when ML was sympathetic towards the FL 20 yrs ago, but then the sudden attraction just didn’t make sense. For them it’s been overnight, a few weeks at most, how can their hearts change so quickly?
    But I stopped trying to make sense of this drama long ago. I’m watching it just so I can tell people how bad it was. I think anything wookie does after this will feel like a blessing in comparison.
    Also I’m of the minority that wants to thwack the high handed romantic manners out of the 90s out of wookie whenever he comes on screen. I upgraded Thaw me to Thrash Me.

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    DId my editing away a ridiculous error in my comment get rid of the screen shot?! Sigh.

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