Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

This is me as a person:
isa: look! Look at this (to no one, because)! Loose pants! (begins to do loose pants dance, which involves hooking thumbs in the space between belly and pants and wiggling it around) Loose pants dance! Look at me in my loose pants dance!
isa (three seconds after the end of the loose pants dance): Do you know what sounds good (again to no one) cake! Im gonna make a cake…
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4 hours ago
isa’s boss: I mean ya know, we dont know whats going to happen. Some people may get laid off. It could be some of us. We don’t want it….blahblahblah
isa to dad 2 hours ago: I’m not worried. I have a cushion, if it happens, it’ll be fine. But Im going to go lay under my bed for awhile. Ok bye
isa (from under the bed): something about being told I may be laid off makes me want to buy something unnecessary and stupidly expensive. Like a pig. I should buy a pig. And then it’ll be me and the pig on the streets. Snorting at people.
isa (45 minutes ago): well (explecitive). I was gonna buy a pig or something! Instead I have smashed my phone to smithereens.
I cant not have a phone. We’re in a freaking pandemic and I have a dad who’s part of the vulnerable population and has a habit of disappearing. I need to be accessible.
Who knows whats going to happen at the end of the month when my library decides whether or not they are going to lay people off. But, I have to have a phone. Oh, cushion. You’re gonna shrink.

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I k ow Bing Bing is the lead, but right here in ep 7, screw that guy. I hope they don’t pull classic 2nd Lead bs and turn my precious Little Sheep into a bad guy to make this dog baby look better.

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Beanies I had the most insane dream last night.
Ok, so, I was in two places in the dream. One was a teenage isa who was in S. Korea. There was a HUGE Kpop star who was part of one of the biggest Kpop groups in the world. But he was sick of being in his group. So, when no one was paying attention he put on an elaborate disguise and went busking on the streets. Teenage isa recognizes him and follows him (stalks him) and they fall in love. And its a drama! The second isa in the drama was watching the drama and every time I rolled over it was a new ep in the drama starring the kpop group and teen isa. Weird, right?
Now, I just took a q little 1.5 hour nap. In that nap I was showing kids how to brush their teeth and I brushed so hard that the middle part of my teeth fell out, so instead of having teeth I had weir connectivity in the corners of each tooth, and nothing else. But I kept brushing anyway, so my mouth was just full of blood (SO GROSS). About this particular dream, if it helps with my current state of mind. The library social worker had me take a quiz that would tell us how stressed we were. Most people are in the 200-300 range. My stress level was 509. HAaaaaa Im dying inside. No worries.

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    Apparently teeth falling out dreams are a sign of stress? I remember the one time I had one I was also under a ton of stress. Granted, I also had the most vivid dream (nightmare?) at that I was pregnant around the same time, and I literally woke up and felt nauseous the rest of the day. I was having a lot of very vivid stress dreams at that time, though.

    But your drama dream sounds awesome. Hopefully your stress can go down soon. Sending good vibes your way.

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    Just imagine what your range would be without dramas.

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I finished my rewatch of A Gentleman’s Dignity a few days ago and watching I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day made me have some final thoughts on Yoon/Meahri.

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    I have always said that I’m not one who minds age gaps–even large one. Noona romances are my most treasured catnip for pities sake, so that was never my dislike with the Yoon/Meahri romance. My issue with that romance stemmed from the fact that Meahri had no personality outside of “loving” Yoon. In the first ep before she’s ever on screen (she doesn’t show up until the next ep, or even the ep after that. I don’t quite remember) she calls YiSoo and tells her to tell Yoon the next time that she sees him that she (Meahri) has gotten really pretty. Not anything about her as a person—just that she’s attractive now.
    Every time we see Meahri after this she’s either a) begging Yoon to love her or b) begging whoever she’s in the scene with to tell her something about Yoon/Pass something on too Yoon. Even if the other character has something bigger going on in their storytline, it will get touched on briefly so that she can go on obsessing over her “oppa”.
    She’s told separately by her brother and by Yoon and I think even by YiSoo in her capacity as friend/former teacher that if she really wants to be with Yoon–a 41 year old man with his own law firm, who is settled in his life–she needs to work on herself and bring something more to the table than being pretty and being the daughter of a wealthy family. He’s wealthy enough on his own and if he just wanted “pretty” he could have had that a dozen times over. In spite of this–in spite of being told this by her object of affection himself, she never takes it to heart. Instead she bursts into tears and sobs about how much she loves him and how she literally can’t focus on anything else to do or be anything else because she loves him so much and that maybe she’ll work on herself after they get together but until that happens–she can’t do anything.
    Yoon has a scene after the two of them get together were he takes his wedding ring to the memorial site for his wife and he leaves it there. He seems so lost and heartbroken, but he says that he’s determined to follow this path to the end. He apologizes to his dead wife and says that he’s determined to be with that child. Every single character on that drama refers to her, often as a child. Not in a mean or insulting way, but as a fact. She’s 24 by the time drama ends but for all intents, purposes and actions she’s a child. She feels more organic in the long lost son plot than she does as the love interest in her own story.
    What does this have to do with the lovely I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day? Actually, not much. But I was looking at the character Hwi. I love her. I love her vivaciousness, her energy. She’s kind and encouraging and loyal and confident and a bit bratty, a lot sassy and an all the way around great character. We see her interact with–I’m blanking on his name (of course I am) but Eun Seob’s friend, YW (I think, I’ll just call him that for this post whether its right or not). And even though he’s a solid decade older than h

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      her he doesn’t treat her like a child.
      I’m in no way shipping them —let me repeat that in case someone does read this and tries to take me out of context, I am in no way shipping Hwi and YW but if in a few years after she grows up–maybe. Maybe she goes to college in Seol, and she goes to visit her old friend/her big brothers old friend to bug him for free food. And they do what they always do. Laugh and tease, talk about books and their meanings. Maybe they have an offshoot of the Goodnight Book Club that starts out just the two of them, or she goes over, taking a break from classes and friends once a week and the two of them facetime the rest of the group so that they still are part of the club. And over the years they find themselves falling in love. I wouldn’t be mad at it. Why? Because even though he’s known her her entire life (like Yoon/Meahri) and he watched her make the transition from child to teen to adult, she’s not treated as a child.
      In the Goodnight Book Club everyone from the tiny little boy (who’s name I sure as shoot do not know) to the older ahjummas is treated as an equal. Their opinions aren’t looked down on or shoved aside because they come from someone younger.
      Maybe its a flaw in the writing for Yoon/Meahri that their coming together has never, not once made sense to me. Not even in a “kind of if you squint your eyes and tilt your head”. At most I think that they should have had a torrid, sexy love affair. But Yoon respected her brother too much for that. And I don’t think he was attracted to her, at all. I’m not saying that A drama that came out over a decade ago that is completely tonally different from this one should have showed them in a bookclub together. But, what I do think is, looking at Hwi’s character, and her interactions with the people who are older than her–I could easily see a man like 41 year old Yoon falling for Hwi. I could see him resisting it with everything in him because (and I’ll say she’s 24 like Meahri, because to say it with her being all of what? 16? Now is super squicky) she’s so much younger, because she’s his friends little sister. But not being able to resist being drawn to her because she’s so awesome.
      All of this to say that I didn’t ship Meahri/Yoon because of the age gap. I didn’t ship them because Meahri sucks as a character. But if Meahri had been written the way that Hwi is—it would have been a different story.

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        Even though I haven’t watched a gentleman’s dignity I can follow your reasoning and kinda agree with them! Wouldn’t mind if these two get together sometime in the future when Hwi is in uni or doing a job and has seen the world!! But like you said THATS NOT TO SAY I SHIP THEM!!

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        I loved ‘ A Gentleman’s Dignity’ and I wholeheartedly agree with you. Earlier this year, I’d started a rewatch of the drama but stopped at the 3rd episode because of school. I’ll go pick it up again.
        Hwi is honestly my favorite character in ‘I’ll go to you when the weather is nice’. It makes me so happy watching Kim Hwanhee continuously grow as an actress.

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        I totally agree with you.
        I’ve already told you that even if I loved the drama, I didn’t like the Meahri – Yoon part at all.
        I always had the feeling Meahri just wanted to married Yoon because she wanted to get married to him, but not because she loved him. She doesn’t even love herself as she only sees her as pretty, wealthy and young. She gets him by insisting. I never thought those two could ever be happy together, and that made me really sad, because Yoon deserved much better.

        As for Hwi, she’s a girl turning into a woman. She has her own personality, she relates to other as equals and she knows her place on Earth is not to be a vase of flowers to be admired. She is a gem, and she knows it. And she’s loved and she loves herself. And what’s more important, she makes her happiness depend on her.
        If only there were more Hwis in this world and Mearhri…

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I meant to have a quick little add on to my post about favorite romantic/skinship scenes from a few days ago. I started talking ISWAK and got wordy. Shrug.

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    A few days ago I asked everyone for their favorite romantic scenes and their favorite skinship scenes and even though I mentioned several ISWAK scenes for both, just now as I was reading a book, two more popped into my head and I wanted to share them
    1. Its the episode where XiangQin’s mother in law has convinced her that she’s pregnant and she’s learned that she’s not. XiangQin is sitting in the backyard, embarrassed that she let things get so far without getting a test done and slightly disappointed that she’s not. ZhiShu (her husband) comes to comfort her and cheer her up. This is a sweet scene because in general, he’s not good at recognizing when he needs to make the effort to do this. Also, he’s not particularly good at it. But, lucky for him just being in his general vicinity is enough to make her feel better. He tells her that he was lowkey disappointed that they weren’t going to be parents. But that it taught him that he really does want to be a father one day. And then he looks at her and says, (paraphrasing) “Should we go practice?” And its so unexpected for him to say something like that, its such a somber moment up until that point that I–much like XiaoQin just fall out laughing when he says it. He just smiles at her. Totally in earnest. And off they go, giggling and laughing.
    2. Also from ISWAK. This is from one of my favorite episodes of this drama in particular and possibly of all dramas ever. This particular story arch has the most satisfying emotional pay off ever. So, I won’t go into details in case anyone wants to watch it. Its from season 2, TKA. After a rough patch in their marriage XQ and ZS have finally made up. ZS has piggybacked XQ home and doesn’t even put her down to remove their shoes. He kicks his off and takes hers off for her. He scootches her around so that shes facing him with her legs still looped around his waist (still carrying her). I don’t remember exactly what he says but its basically how they haven’t done the do, or even kissed, in a really long time. He leans forward to kiss her and she leans back (still in his arms) and the next few minutes they are both just dying with laughter as he tries to wriggle her up.
    I basically love any time these two are laughing. If you’ve ever seen any version of this drama you know that after they get married ZS is pretty good at making sure they have a healthy and active sex life (XQ is pretty good at making sure they have a healthy and active sex life) its communication that he struggles with and her desperate need for him to be more communicative then he’s want to show. Any time we get ZS full out laughing or smiling (and its always with XQ. Im not sure his parents were even aware he was capable of such until those two got married) is one of my favorite scenes. He’s always so taken aback when it happens.
    Oh, a quick 3. Not necessarily a favorite favorite scene, but a good one all the same. ZS is in the hospital and XQ has tuckered herself out trying t

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      take care of him in the hospital. She’s asleep next to him (or sitting in a chair by his bedside with her head on the bed). When she wakes up he pulls her close and asks her if she wants to play doctor…I think he specifically asks her if she wants to roleplay a sexy doctor/patient porno! And she starts laughing but hes waggling his eyebrows at her and the way she’s leaning against him our girl would be in a position to know that he’s not joking around! She laughs about getting caught. But the scene ends. I think its safe to say some grown folk shenanigans happened in that hospital bed that day!

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      i think the reason there’s no other version being so upfront about their sexlife in after marriage story because the other ver. actors are barely legal or in honoka case, not even 20.

      You know what is nice about this series? They keep recycling this story, yet as the time and era goes by, kotoko gets more and more brave and bold and smart everytime new version is out, meanwhile irie becomes more human. I looveee how c-movies version make the proposal not under the rain.

      *song in background: ~~say that you love me~ say that you care~~

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      That is the scene that I think of when I think of this show (well one of them) is the reunion scene and she is like a koala in her tree I love it. After so many skinshipless kdramas watching them cling together and laugh just makes me smile so much!

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    ISA!!! Bringing back the feels with this post, I read the other post about Iswak and had to go back and watch!
    One of my favourite episodes in TKA is 13, we really get to see how much Zhi Shu cares for Xiang Qin, he shows his affection in little gestures.
    5 minutes in, we see ZHi Shu look over her nursing plan for Granny Qiu and encourages her! It’s one of the few times we see Zhi Shu so playful and relaxed, making pinkie promises and play fighting!
    Another good scene is when he sits with Xiang Qin on the rooftop and hears her out when she is thinking about giving up. He understands Xiang Qin and how she doesn’t like to give up or take the easy route. Taking the photos in his doctors coat, listening to her wedding speech with the family. Another great scene we see Xiang Qin reflect on how happy she is to be together with someone she loves, this is after her friend is struggling to get married with the approval of her MIL. Then at the wedding reception, you see Xiang Qin get too nervous and drink before her speech and Zhi Zhu piggybacking her all the way home. It’s hilarious to see him put on her heels and take her home.

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    I haven’t been on the wall much but someone asked about a Japanese drama the english name is Love Lasts Forever or An Incurable Case of Love. Have you heard of this? I thought of you because it has Playful Kiss feel a bit. Mainly because female lead falls for ML (a doctor)very quickly and decides to be nurse at least partially because of his awe inspiring life saving skills not just because he is ridiculously hot, which he totally is. Anyway its 10 ep and I thought I’d mention it if you haven’t seen it. She can be cringy with her heart-on-her sleeve determination especially in the first few episodes but she has(I think) a strong sense of self and loves her job and her patients, which you don’t get with Oh ha-ni. If you check it out let me know what you think

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      Oh, I will! I’ve been watching Skate into Love or whatever that C-Drama is called. I just started last night and binged the first 5 eps. How have you been? Are you staying safe in the midst of all this madness?

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        I’ve been fine I work(ed) in a factory that has been shut for two weeks and heading into a third. But my boys are older and I’m homebody by nature so I am not feeling particularly deprived. The fact that the sun has been out the last 2 days has done wonders. I hope you’re doing ok, hoping your stress levels are coming down. Almost overwhelmed with drama watching time. I have a massive lists of stuff to watch but mainly doing short binging bursts of previously watched stuff( or spending hours watching BTS reaction videos- it’s a sickness) torn between a Just between Lovers or Still 17 rewatches
        My favorite current show is Find Me in Your Memory. Love it. Stay Safe!! Take care!

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          Is that the one where the guy had the perfect memory and then he got alzheimers disease? Because I keep pausing on it on viki because it has such a lovely thumbnail but it sounds sad and I run away again. I’m really digging A Piece of Your Mind, I’ll Come to You When the Weather is Nice (wouldn’t be nice if drama titles would stop being 20 words long?!) and I’m watching a cdrama Skate into Love. Theres a part of me (HUGE, HUGE part, I’m beating it down with a whip and chair) that wants to rewatch Between. Not all of it, not even most of it. Just, the male lead was SUCH a cute dork with his love of Superman. but it ends so, so badly. I’ve been clinging to the familiar recently–I just rewatched A Gentlemans Dignity and I want to rewatch Another Oh Hae Young and Jealousy Incarnate and Chicago Typewriter. But the thing is, I’ve tried to rewatch all 3 of those dramas because I remember them so fondly but I never make it further than a few eps. I may start Another Oh Hae Young on ep 4—I remember the first 3 or so just being so freaking sad with her wedding and her mom thinking that she’s an alcholic. We’ll see.
          Stay safe!!

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            Ack I screwed up and somehow lost my reply so if you get 2 I apologize. The first show You mentioned sounds like Remember Me and it’s about his excellent memory but this dramas focus is on his inability to forget, which sounds the same but isn’t quite it has some darkness but hopefully you’ll give it a shot. It has Kim dong-wook who has a sexy voice, his ML isnt mean but closed off / reserved. I know what you mean about rewatch failures I rewatch trying to get that feeling back but it doesnt always happen even if I still like it, but there are many times I will start watching moments or scenes of something I like I often end up rewatching most if not all of it. I’m watching Hospital Playlist, I had to with those actors and Meow, and Memorist. Tell me if it works with Oh Hae young. I remember feeling for her so strongly but then dropped it for no real reason at about the 10-12 mark.

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          Oh Hae Young is a strange one. One of the scenes I remember the most vividly is is the male lead, Eric, going to his step father and asking him to fire the guy who stole his fiance/girl friend (did he steal her, or murder her? Or did he steal an account of some sort? I dont know. Some guy did something to him and Eric goes to his step father where the guy works and asks him to fire the guy). It turns out that the guy is Oh Hae Youngs ex–who left her at the altar (I think—I don’t really remember all of the lead up to the scene, just the scene itself). So Eric runs and asks his step father to hire him back/undo firing him since he only fired him for Eric’s sake. The step father wouldn’t stop and talk to Eric so Eric winds up trailing behind him begging him to do this thing for him. The stepfather gets into an elevator (I believe that they were at a club, or a mens fancy cigar and alchol men only club) and he’s surrounded by his cronies. Eric does a really deep bow and begs his step father, again, to undo what he’s done. The man looks at Eric and says, “Do you really think I fired him for you?” And then he laughs. And Eric is still mid-bow. And I feel so badly for him, he’s burning with humiliation and embarrassment and guilt.
          Another thing about the drama–and this could be what turned you off–is that the recap and the comments were filled with this theory that this was all a dream because of Erics brief glimpses into the future. So from a certain point on db stopped referring to it and recapping it as a cute romcom but became obsessed with finding the “gotcha” before it happened in the show. There’s a scene (I never found it) where Eric is walking and he’s walking pass a wall and the wall says “this is all a dream” in English. And everyone took that as a clue and lost their minds looking for other clues. It wasn’t a clue. Eric wasn’t a dream. His brief forays into reading the future was never explained and I think it left as quickly as it showed up. The drama just dropped that leg of it entirely.
          OHY, and Jealousy Incarnate were the first live dramas I ever watched (oh, and Bring it On, Ghost and W-Two Worlds) were all playing at the same time. That was a dang good time for dramas. I’d get home from work and was in an actual tizzy trying to decide what to watch first. So I don’t think that I’ll get the same feelings as I got watching any of those. I’ve rewatched Bring it On (I do the same thing as you, I go looking for certain scenes and wind up watching the whole thing over, or most of it skipping to favorite scenes. It helps with this one that my favorite scene is in the final ep!) and it was a pleasant rewatch. I dont know if I’ll get the same feelings though, for JI and OHY. Other than being my first live watches, and the dramas that made me a regular at DB they were “adult” dramas. I love A Gentlemans Dignity because its about adults. I loved JI and OHY in part for the same reason–I just didn’t know it at the time. I didnt

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I am obsessed with Hae Wons early 90s teenage life. Sitting near the phone, checking if it really is plugged in, yelling at her aunt. Boy, you call when you say you’re going to call.
Also, EunSeob is a writer? I have *always* and forever had a thing for writers. Heeeeeeeeey EunSeob..

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Two things:
1. I like A Piece of Your Mind. I like it a lot. I like the feel of it, there’s a mix of calming, soothing, and slow rawness there that I appreciate. I have no idea why Ha Won is obsessed with JiSoo, but, like Seo Woo, I’m falling for it. I have no flipping clue what’s happening in this boarding house, why its a big deal that the Noona is dating Seo Woo’s friend and it made the other tenant flip out and move out. There’s still some time left in this ep so maybe I’ll learn what that whole deal is about later. I don’t know what the deal is with Ha Won’s device but watching him quietly stare at it, and occasionally turn that intense gaze to Seo Woo? It reminds me of the movie The Illusionist when Jessica Biels character dies/disappears and Edward Norton would search for her ghost with such longing. The whole drama fills me with a certain longing.
I like it. I like it alot. I may change my mind later, dramas do that to me. But here, mid way through ep 4. I like it. A lot.
2. Thanks for all of the action dramas, Beanies! I’ll let you know if my boss decides to watch any of them, and if he likes any of them if he does!

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    I’m glad you like it now. I couldn’t hang. Jung Hae In is considering a multi-part militaryesque drama next. All I want is to see him having fun in a relationship just once instead looking like a sad puppy.

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      He was happy for the first 8 in Pretty Noona! And then the rest of that drama happened. Yesh on steroids . One of my favorite scenes in that drama is him drinking some ppl health packet and poking his tongue out at the camera as he fakes sick to go hang out with his girl.

      And I obviously don’t know how its going to play out in this drama but his device ratted out CSBs characters crush on him and his whole face just…. lightened as he stared at her in curiosity. I have hope that whenever he allows himself to realise that he’s falling for the person in front of him some of that light hearted happy will come out. Instead of sad kicked puppy.

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        Yes, he was happy in the first few but that was blown to hell really quick. I just want smiles and flirting and kisses. Lots of kisses.

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          Basically all I want! But I’ve said it before that hae jin has a great “falling in love” face (he’s got a great face in general) but that’s why enjoy those first 8 of noona so much. I stop watching after she tells him that she loves him. Everything before that: kisses, grown folks doing things, and just happy. I pretend that the latter 8 didn’t happy. I think that it could happen in this drama. I don’t think it’s going to be long lasting but the way he was looking at CSBs character as the device was ratting her out her crush on him is the beginning.

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My boss just said that he’s interested in watching kdramas. BEANIES–what are your favorite action ones? I’ve recommended Chicago Typewriter, Healer, W-Two Worlds, and Hello Monster

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    I cannot believe Forest of Secrets/Stranger is not on the list.

    Also recommend Life on Mars.
    And Sky Castle.
    And Peagusus Market.

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      I didn’t watch Forest of Secrets/Stranger. So…thats why its not there! I’ll pass these on to him. Hes an action guy and the ones I listed are the closest to action that I’ve ever gotten. I feel like there was a drama a couple of years ago that I think he would be in to. But I don’t remember enough about it to even begin looking for it. Something about a circle? Time travel? Multiverses?

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        Probably Circle! It was done in two tinelines. Present and future. Plus aliens!

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        It’s probably Circle haha

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        A good fun time travel was Queen In-hyun’s Man.
        Depends on his tastes, but I think most guys would like Signal, Master’s Sun, Hotel Del Luna….

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      everything above… and also adding,
      school 2013
      Reply 97
      When Camellia blooms
      Signal

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    Signal as well of course!

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    Lookout

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After watching ep 16 of A Gentlemans Dignity I want some stinkin’ Oppas of my very own.

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    I’ve said this many times during my rewatch that I am here for the friendship between the 4 guys. To be loved by one of these guys is to be loved and protected by all 4 of them (and not in the Eun Hee way). The way they gathered to protect YiSoo was so awesome.

    I think the first time I watched this drama it was this episode that I officially started fast forwarding Meahri scenes. I like to think I started sooner, but I think it was her sobbing at Yoon’s dead wifes grave site for her to let him go so that he can be with her? I was DONE with her. I like to think that a year after he marries Meahri that Yoon comes to his senses and divorces her. I think probably 6 weeks after the wedding he starts regretting it,but he tries to make it work for the sake of his friendship with TaeSan. Around 6 months out TaeSan notices that Yoon has to get full on wasted to go home, he starts paying attention. His disgustingly stupid and selfish little sister is still happy (she got what she wanted after all) but Yoon, Yoon is miserable. At 8 months out Tae San pulls Yoon aside and tells him to divorce Meahri. Yoon says no–he tries to say that their happy together but he cant even fix his mouth to say the lie.
    One day the guys are talking about their sex lives, they get to Yoon and TaeSan starts making upchuck sounds. He doesn’t want to hear about his baby sisters sex life and Yoon confesses that hes never touched her. They havent even kissed. He just wanted her to be happy and to stop crying. Upon hearing this bit of news the guys begin badgering Yoon to just divorce her. They’ve all seen how he’s been miserable being married to the child. Finally, a day before their 1 year anniversary Yoon sits Meahri down and pleads with her. Hasn’t it been long enough? Can you let me go and be happy now? She says no and starts sobbing how much she loves him. He tells her its a selfish love, she doesn’t care about him. He’s not happy and has never been happy in this sham of a marriage. He leaves and starts the divorce process.
    When he comes back, she’s sadly killed herself.
    Yoons first thought is that TaeSan is never going to forgive him and that he’s losing one of his best friends for nothing. Before he can succumb to despair, the other three show up. They understand what happened in a glance, arrange for Meahri’s funeral and put Yoon into ALL OF THE THERAPY.
    Eventually, Yoon finds his inner peace and even some gull dern happiness. He meets one of Jeong Roks wifes awesome bad ass friends, they hit it off immediately. He falls for her, hard. Hes not sure he should risk it though, his wife–his first real love, died tragically and much much to young. His young stalker died after becoming his bride. He’s nervous that this woman is going to meet a bad and sorry end. But, much like Jeong Rok’s wife she’s a bad ass. Eventually, with love and patience, she (along with his therapist) help him overcome his fear. They get married and have babies. In a nod to his second insane wife

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      Meahri who died too young, too pitiful. Hopefully her name sake will be the polar opposite. And she’ll have what Meahri the first always wanted: Yoon’s undying affection.

      You know, thinking about it like this I think I can actually stomach the plot line. This is obviously how this shiz storyline is supposed to end.

      Nope. Even with this perfect ending, I still find that I cannot with Meahri. The second she comes on, I still fast forward.

      Look here. Both of them have bad taste in shoes. The shoes he bought her? Ugly. The shoes she bough him? Ugly.

      And on that note, I am going to sleep. A whole 90 minutes earlier than yesterday. Progress!

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    Ep 18.
    Yoon taking off his wedding ring for the first time and putting away was such a powerful, emotional scene. No words, just the actor, the ring and the box. It was beautiful.

    its ridiculous, really, that all of the emotion from this storyline comes from the quietness of Yoon and Tae San, or the anger of Yoon and Tae San and the hurt of Yoon and Tae San. The crying girl? Who’s screaming and sobbing and carrying on every single time she comes on screen? There’s no emotion there. She remains the worst part of this drama and the most ineffectual leg of the “triangle”. The only reason why this storyline is effective at. all is because of how strong the friendship is between TaeSan and Yoon. I wish they would have done something—anything with Meahri to make her a strong or interesting character. Because as it is? She’s not worth the pain that both men is in. Because shes not worth it its hard to relate to why Yoon is putting them through it. It would be easiest/best to just…let her go. If they had put anything into the character the storyline would be so much better.

    As someone who grew up with a pretty crappy childhood, JoDin promising YiSoo that he would make sure that she was happy in the future (after she tells him she had a bad childhood) hits me right in the sweet spot. I wish someone would say that to me.

    I hate that since they are all good friends, they all have opinions and things to say about the Meahri/Yoon situation so even when neither character is on screen they are still being talked about. This plot line has eaten the last few eps of the drama.

    I also hate that at absolutely no point at any point in this drama has this child cared about anyone other than herself (no, not Yoon. Always how she feels about Yoon. Doesnt matter to her one way or another how he feels as long as she can stay around him) they are making a big deal out of how upset she is that her brother is mad at her. But even then, its not that she’s upset that he’s mad at her its that Yoon wont be around her until her brother calms down. So instead of finally getting to be in the “relationship” they are just talking on the phone.

    I love it. The women + child coming in looking sexy af and the men, completely loose their minds. They aint ready. Im assuming this cold open takes place some time in the future.

    Girl. You are 36 years old. Why are you lying about getting a hotel to go and do the do with your boyfriend? Jeung Rok’s wife is so not judging you.

    Seriously you guys. I think I could rock white pants. I think I should buy some.

    I love that Colin has found his people and that he’s getting along with his Dad. Oh…they’ve found their Yoon!

    I love a good dad, you guys. When he stood up for Colin’s friend (the ever so lovely KWB–who beat him up early in the series) and threatened to beat up the dad because the son hit his sons friend? I swooned.

    They became friends because they were trying to fight?

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      The last ep of my rewatch

      I am going to miss these four guys.

      I love that Park Min Sook and Jeung Rok are randomly doing the Macarena in the middle of the club. Everyone around them is pointing and laughing but they do not care. This is their jam and they are all about it. I dont understand the subbers note, though. They said that the song was Macarena and it was by a kpop group in the early 2000s. But it didn’t sound like a remake. It s sounded like the original Macarena from the early 90s.

      Maehri told her parents who didn’t object to the marriage just to how quickly it was happening (they wanted TaeSan to get married first) that she was pregnant. And sat there as he was beaten up. Real catch you have there.

      Again, I just dont get it. Yoon is at his wifes –I dont know what its called, actually. Her resting place? And he’s leaving his wedding ring and telling her that hes going to marry Meahri and even there he calls her a child. Because thats what she is. And I just want to point out, its his wedding night. His wedding night and instead of being all up and over his new wife doing what people do on their wedding nights, he’s eating fried chicken with his boys and drinking beer. If thats not proof that he does not want that child I dont know what is. I’m telling you. My short story? Thats what happens.

      Well, my new favorite answer to, “I love you” is to lean back and coolly say, “Well be my guest.”

      This drama would have worked better at 16 instead of 20 eps. And I wish that they had approached Colin’s storyline differently. Like trying to get close to each guy when he was trying to get to know them: Work at Rok’s store, intern with TaeSan and JoDin, work at Yoons office. And then after spending a few eps getting to know each of them he announces that one of them is his father. And then we could have gotten to know him better and he would have been inserted into each of the storylines.

      They took his stupid safety pins out. Oh, flash mob! The boys! Oh, this was a sweet proposal. Dang it. Now I want to marry an architect who will make me happy. Gosh. Oh, he changed his suit. I swear I am the most unobservant person in this whole entire world. Everyones arms must be hurting waiting for her to say yes. And again, how do people stand so perfectly still? I want to fidget on their behalf.

      I wondered this the first time I watched this. Why are they barefoot? The ladies are in sky high heels but our dudes are all barefoot.

      I wish there was a continuation with Dong Hyub and Colin and their friends. We could get a peak into the lives of the boys ocassionally. Watch Yoon go through therapy after Meahri kills herself because he wants a divorce, and finally find a good woman. It could be a whole plot line.

      I like this drama a lot. Except for the parts I dont like. I wish there were more like it.

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    Honestly, I think my dislike of Meahri is taking over my enjoyment of the rest of the show. I think its because I enjoy Yoon so much as a character. He’s the most attractive of the guys, he’s smart, he’s kind, he’s a doof. Its very easy to see why Meahri has had a life long crush on him. Once again–I don’t see why he likes her at all. In this ep he sits her down and tells her that she needs to work on herself. She needs to have a goal other than him. And what does she do? Burst into loud sobs–much like a child being told she can’t have candy for dinner–and screams that all she cares about is him.
    That is so attractive. No wonder he falls for her.

    On to ep 12
    This storyline with the boy is really kind of gross. All four of them were sleeping with Eun Hee? Or was she only sleeping with one of them and never told her son who his father was.

    I love that all 4 men and two of the women have fully fleshed out storylines and characters.

    Jeung Rok’s wife is so cool. I think she’s who Pro Hong wants to be when she grows up but she doesnt quite know how to make that transition.

    No one in this drama is good at hiding.
    I mean….taking that medicine isn’t exactly all you have to do to have a baby. I do not understand Jeung Rok at all. He obviously loves his wife. He says that he doesn’t sleep with the women he “plays” with. He doesn’t sleep with them or buy them things. He just flirts with them and drinks tea with them. Why does he do it when he knows that it hurts his wife?

    Oh, this is what Jeung Rok’s wife asked him to do for her. Hold her close and gently pat her until she falls asleep.

    After 12 eps I still dont know how I feel about Pro Hong. On the one hand, I think she’s a jerk, a bad girlfriend and a worse friend. On the other hand I think she’s a pitiful creature. Her career is almost over, she hasn’t saved any money, she has no other skill set. She doesnt seem to have any friends other than YiSoo and she was quick to throw that away for TaeSan who she doesnt seem super committed to being with.

    Were white skinny jeans/pants/leggings a thing when this drama came out? EVERYONE has worn them. I lowkey want a pair of white jeggings my own dang self with the way everyone looks in them. White jeggings and pale pink jeggings. They also have a great collection of tiny shorts/super cute blouse combinations going on.

    I love that Yoon doesnt want to dance but he’s kind of shaking them hips a little bit anyway.

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      I’ve watched this multiple times, but I always fast-forward Meahri. She’s just unbearable. She was the original annoying constant crier, before Go Ara and Park Shinhye made it cool.

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    I stopped watching at ep 15. I got frustrated with Yoon and MeAhri and the long lost son plot line as well. I’m in the house with my 2 grown ass daughters and my parents, I’ve got all the frustration I can handle right now. lol.

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      Yeah, I don’t blame you there. I really loved this drama the first time I watched it and I think its one that I’ve tried to rewatch dozens of times but have never quite made it, I’m realizing. This is the furthest I’ve ever made it. Its almost like Im watching it for the first time, but my dislike of the Meahri/Yoon plot was so strong that its really the only thing that I remember well enough to always have my remote ready to fast forward whenever those two pop up. I remember the long lost son plot. I remember who the father is. I don’t remember what the plot is surrounding them.

      Stay safe! Stay sane!

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      I watched 8 episodes back then when it aired. I HATED it.

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        The whole drama or just Meahri/Yoon? Because I really, really like the drama a lot. Just not those two together.

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          All of it. I couldn’t like anything about it from the beginning and by ap 8 I realized I’m hating everything…

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            Ah well. It can’t be everyones cup o’ tea. And I can see why some people wouldn’t like it. It was one of my early dramas—like one of the first 20 or so that I watched (all within a 2 week span HA) and it was a stand out for me because it was about adults and everything I had seen up until that point was teens/early 20s. Rewatching it, it didn’t age very well, and I can see how YiSoo and JoDin and the rest of the lovelines are problematic. But I still love it. I still havent seen another drama where all of the characters were in their 30s/40s and were seen as viable romantic options.

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    I’m on ep 15 now, sports fans!

    I wanted to be understanding with Eun Hee. I’ve never been 19 and alone and scared and pregnant. I’ve never been 19 alone and scared and pregnant with enough money to move to another country and make a good life for me and son, get married and have enough money to fly back and forth to S. Korea at the drop of a hat.
    I. Dont. Like. Her.
    First of all, no matter who she liked the most, or what lies the guys told each other, when Colin showed up and announced that one of them was his father—they all took a beat and did math in their head implying that around the same time she was doing the do with all 4 of them.
    She made a choice to leave all four of them, and to hear them tell it, she left all four of them heartbroken.
    She made the decision to come back 10 years later and spring an oops baby on him. She told her son that she was taking him to meet his father, but didn’t give joDin any time whatsoever to sit with it. They met one day and she told him that the next day she’s going to bring someone to meet him. No warning. He didn’t show up. Instead of finding out why, she flew back home harboring anger in both her and her son for the next decade.
    It is my conclusion that all four of them had questionable taste back in the day. Except for Yoon, they’re doing much better.

    Can we talk for a few seconds about how flipping awesome Yeong Rok’s wife is? To quote our swag girls from way back when. She has SWAG. In every situation except for any involving her husband she just rolls up like the magnificent boss that she is and rescues the lost, confused, sad girls that her husbands best friends are in love with, and then she…swans away. I want her to gather all of these little chicks under her wings and make them better women. Meahri has been in her life for how many years? They seem close. How has that child not learned how to be fierce and fearless with this example around?

    I need her to host a weekly seminar for these women until they become equally as awesome. And then, when they are on her level they can be her girl-gang. She needs real friends.

    How do people just stand completely still? I get fidgety immediately.

    I figure there’s some copyright reason why they couldn’t translate this book that she’s constantly reading, but I super wish that they would have broken the Fair Use law and translated it because I really want to know whats happening in this picture book.

    Nothing to do with nothing, except that I’m chatting. But I do not get the appeal of warm milk. I can only drink milk if it is ice cold. Like it needs to be so cold that my throat hurts a bit when Im done drinking. Also, I hate bananas. They are flat out nasty. They have a weird texture and the taste is nothing tor write home about. I bought ordered my groceries online and bought bananas to be the secondary flavor in pineapple or strawberry smoothies. But when my groceries were delivered there were no pineapples. No strawberries. But there were BA

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      BANANAS. Now I have all these bananas in my house and I keep forcing myself to eat them even though they are squishy and gross and I down them with ice cold milk, even though, frankly speaking? Not a fan of that stuff either.

      Back to the nonsense at hand.
      Why doesn’t YiSoo just say she doesn’t want to break up? Again, someone I’m in love with hasnt had a 18 year old kid fall from the sky and be all, “Are you my daddy?” but it was a solid 19 years before he met you. Why is this a thing they can’t move past?
      Why is she having him follow her around staring at her like a creepy stalker? And I know that she’s upset for a whole variety of reasons but him comparing her mother who abandoned her to raise other peoples kids to JoDin who didn’t know that he had a kid until last Thursday.

      I love the cold open for ep 17. This is the scene thats stayed with me all of this time. One phone call and all of Yoons boys stop what they are doing and literally run to his side to help him prepare for the funeral. They left everything, ran to his side, and physically dressed him because he was too destroyed to do it himself. Their friendship is solid, long, and so, so deep. They sobbed for Yoon when he couldn’t do it himself. I wish they had shown us what kind of woman he had married. Is she an immature, self centered brat like Meari? Is that why he’s finding himself drawn to her now that shes an adult (in years–certainly not in action). Is she the polar opposite but familiar and he’s lonely? She can fill the hole that his wife’s death left. How long has it been since she died? They are all styled the way they are now, so it must have been relatively recently. He still wears his ring.

      Also, I didn’t mention it in my other post because I was downing a banana (only 2 of those beasts left!) and a cup of ice cold milk but I LOVED the scene in ep 15 (maybe even 14) When the boys introduced themselves, officially, to Colin as his Uncles, and then again as his fathers longterm best friends and gave him presents welcoming him to the family. Their friendship is everything the friend chemistry between these 4 men is just absolute everything. Worth every second of annoying that pops up on the screen.

      I love that even though this whole plot with them breaking up slowly is basically the stupidest thing I have ever seen on tv I love that he just goes along with it because he misses her and he loves her.

      Another thing that I love? That SeRa actually went to go and find TaeSan. This whole drama has been her leading him around, treating him like a jerk. I also love that she invited herself to his blind date. But how are they laughing at how ridiculous she is when she’s exactly like Meari. I have no discernible talents or skills, but Im the daughter of someone rich. Im cute. Marry me!
      I kind of want a prequel to figure out exactly how Jeong Rock and his badass wife ended up together.

      Look here, its awfully crappy of her to use Colin as a way to see JoDin.

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        I dislike bananas too, but a smoothie with bananas, milk and ice can be lovely. Forget healthy smoothie and put it sugar too.

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          Well I would if I had any other fruit! All I’ve got is stupid bananas! With their weird mushy texture. Something has gone terribly awry. Sigh. I’ve got two left and I shove one down before bed.

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            Uh uh no! I wouldn’t ruin any other fruit with bananas! But I would make myself swallow them by thinning that texture and covering the taste with lots of milk and cream and sugar! And maybe a little vanilla. Or sweetened condensed milk? Or two heaping tablespoons of sweetened cocoa…

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            @midnight Strawberry Bannana is my favorite smoothie/milkshake. You dont taste the banana hardly at all. It makes the strawberry strawberrier and creamier. The gross banana texture smooths out the ice and emphasizes the sweetness of the strawberries. I never need to add sugar to my strawberry banana smoothies. I was hoping that the banana would do the same thing for a pineapple smoothie. But NO PINEAPPLES. Sigh.

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Oh, I am so irritated right now. I am SO irritated right now, Beanies.
That woman who backdoored me into going grocery shopping for her just called me.
Her “What part of our conversation made you think that it wasn’t a private conversation?”
(and yes, this is exactly how she started the phone call)
Me: I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Her: repeats herself.
Me: Still don’t know what you’re talking about, right now.
Her: I’m talking about Elizabeth.
Me: I don’t know any Elizabeth
Her: She’s the second counselor in the presidency in the kids class, you know her.
Me: No one in the presidency accept for the president ever introduced themselves to me. I don’t know who you’re talking about. I only talk to you, the sketchy Jennifer, the president and thats it. I’m not a people person.
Her: I’m going to need you to take a beat and re-think your answer.
Me:……..
Her: This isn’t about Elizabeth!
Me:…..
Her: the conversation we had in my car about grooming (as in grooming children for child molestation)
Me: Oh! That! The part where it was about children getting hurt and you not telling anyone. When I hear something that makes me thing children are getting hurt? I tell someone. Thats who I am as a person
Her: What did I say that made you think that children were being hurt?
Me: The part where you said children are being groomed My options were to call the police–but I don’t know enough about the situation, or to tell someone in our bishopric, who does know everyone in the church, including the children and has been trained to be on the look out for such things, and was told that they already knew about the situation and were working with the police and the person being accused (as it had been proven to be a false accusation)
Her: based on your collection of answers right now I want you to know that you are no longer a person that I trust at all.
Me:……(thinking to self, well, I never trusted you to begin with because Im not a trusting individual and this conversation about molestation was literally our first private conversation ,ever so not trusting you was CLEARLY a good judgement call on my part)
Her: So, with that said all Im going to say now is: GOOD NIGHT
This on top of a very irritating day at the library, or working from home on library stuff? I am super irritated. On the one hand I want to send her an email and defend myself. On the other hand, screw her. Well, screw her on both hands. I am so mad right now, beanies. What are your thoughts? What should I do?

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@thatstp I’m CO tinuing on to ep 2 right now and hope to catch up to you tomorrow or so keep posting your thoughts my thoughts on 2 are coming. I’m watching now.

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    Ep 2
    Are there really teachers like this in the world? I always wonder this as I’m watching dramas with school in them. Maybe too many teachers here go around sleeping with students that none of them are invested in their students lives so they don’t confuse the matter.

    He is SO smitten. It’s cute. He’s not even embarrassed to have been caught staring or in a lie.

    The golf friend sounds like such a good digger. Why does she even date Tae San?
    Maybe if Do jin hadn’t come over all ready to accuse her of stealing his pen and came over to ask if she took it on accident that while she was at his office that whole conversation could have gone differently.

    He’s so not used to women not falling at his feet that his every interaction with her is antagonistic even though he likes her. He’s like an elementary school kid.
    I don’t understand why Jeon Rocks friends put up with him. He’s constantly cheating on his wife, they don’t approve, and they are constantly being used as his lullaby.
    Meari is stupid. She’s hiding from her brother behind a truck and when the truck drives off she just spins in around like what do I do? Can I hide behind a mailbox? Grow up, dumb dumb.

    How much is this lawsuit/settlement really going to be? Is it going on their records with the cops or something? Why is she killing herself to get this settled? I think she likes seeing him, even if he drives her crazy. I think JiSoo has like Tae San for so long she doesn’t know what it’s like to really fall or someone and that’s what all of her bantering and screaming at/with JoDin really is.
    When JI Soo is explaining her crush on Tae San to Jo Donut reminds me of Darcy explaining to Caroline Bingley why he’s in love with Elizabeth. She’s forced him to say things that are going to bring pain only to herself.

    Yoon doesn’t ever look likes he’s conflicted when dealing with Meari, like he never looks like he’s thinking of whether or not he should go for it or that he secretly likes her as well. He seems annoyed when she’s around like he wishes she’s go back to America.

    DANG that’s a huge chocolate basket she sent TaeSan I wonder how much thay set her back?

    Dojin is such a SMUG little punk I enjoy every time he gets brought down a peg is great. Even if I do have to suffer some second hand embarrassment.

    Ep 3 and some others tomorrow! I’m tiiiiiiired.

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    Ep 3
    I love this. He catches her freak out. It’s going to be great when he honestly falls for her.

    I seriously don’t get how Yoon falls for Meari. Eh, nothing more to see or say here.

    This seriously must be a blow for Do jin overly inflated ego. Their client is into Tae San the woman he kinda sorta likes is into Tae San.

    Excuse me YiSoo, don’t you make fun of him for naming his car! There are SO many other things to mock him for! Naming his car is not one of them (bluelabelle and I are lowkey offended)

    I can’t believe she stole his car!

    Meari has no personality traits. All she is a toddler. Look at me! Am I pretty?

    I think YiSoo went to far with the car. JoDin has been a jerk, but he’s mostly just been teasing her, and mostly only when their alone. She stole his car, parked it precariously at the edge of a pier where if he isn’t good at backing up (I’m not) he could have driven it off the pier. And then to hang the squid in there because he didn’t let her eat in his car? Too far.

    I think Tae San knew that she was crushing on him. He seems way to concerned about her and Jo Din. He may have wanted her with Yoon buy he was enjoying her crush on him in the meantime.

    I guess our Yoon is leg man.

    What I like about Jo Din is that he knows he’s immature and has a ways to go. He doesn’t pretend to be something that he’s not. All of the characters are like that. Open with who they are. They aren’t hiding and ashamed. Even Meari who is a deep as the surface of a flat piece of pepperoni is open and honest about what she wants.

    Meari scenes are the perfect time to go and get a refreshing drink.

    I love his, “I’m going to start a one sided love on you ” sloooooooow blink.
    Ep 4 you’re next!

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    Ep 4. If he was really trying to be considerate to everyone in that situation henwouldnt have called his one night stand out to begin with! He wanted to rub in her face the fact that he had a one night stand since she was rejecting the expensive shoes!

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    Ep 5
    JIM Do may be a questionable human being in a lot of aspects but he’s a good boss. Id work for him.

    He’s hilarious, he got busted perving on a sexy pic of her in a bikini and to hide the evidence (the pic of her on a computer) he threw a cup of coffee oh her monitor.
    “I..uh…thougbt you wouldn’t be able to see because the coffee is black…” in his defense I don’t think any blood was in his brain at the time.

    Meahris face. I think it’s too late to run away.

    I’m thinking he found someone he loves more than betty!

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    Ep 6
    Why does YiSoo keep saying that Tae San is at her house when she saw him come home?
    I love the way Do Jin looks at YiSoo. I don’t think I understood the phrase, “honey dripping from his eyes” until I watched this.

    I love Yoon. I love that he’s a smart, sweet sensitive guy when he’s alone out in the world. But when he’s with his boys? He’s a bone head.

    Do all of JoDins women think that he’s going to change for them? He always seems to be completely honest with who and what he is. He’s a player. He doesn’t want a relationship. The woman who came to his job to return the shoes, so coolly, and brushed him off with, “I hope your one sided love hurts you?” She sucks. If she’s hurt? She should have been paying attention. He never lied to her.

    Kim Woo Bins hair is dumb. Why are they hiding those glorious eyebrows?

    I wonder why Jo Din has those safety pins on his lapel all the time.
    Tee San really doesn’t know his girl very well. He’s always asking her if she’s drinking when she’s always working on her swing.

    Why does Jeong Roks wife put up with him? He’s a serial cheater! And he’s an awful liar and she’s meals and bounds smarter than him so she always knows.

    He doesn’t want to know you Meahri. He thinks you’re an annoying brat, just like me.
    Oh no, oh no, oh No! I remember this plot with the shoes. It hurts.

    And now, I must be some sort of hypocrite because I didn’t feel a jot of bad for JoDins girls but I feel so badly for him. He knows the situation. No one told him to keep falling for YiSoo when she likes someone else. But he seems so hurt all the time now.

    And how much of a jerk is Sera? She never once talked to YiSoo about her crush on Tae San. Shea not acknowledging that even if she does have a crush in him she never once tried to get in their way. But she’s telling Tae San that YiSoo likes him? Total jerk move. It would serve Sera right if taesan did ditch her and pursue YiSoo.

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      Safety pins are supposed to be like a pin for the lapel. Idk who thought it was a good idea to use it on EVERY outfit. Ridiculous.

      I said the same thing about SeRa. She never talked to YiSoo about it just became a jerk about the situation. YiSoo has known him a lot longer but SeRa never even considered YiSoo was crushing on TaeSan before they became a coupe.

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    Ep 8
    At the end of ep 7 Meari got Yoon a birthday cake for his 41st birthday, put some candles in it and had a full scale temper tantrum when her brother told her stop (some women were making fun of the candles). This. When she is literally being dragged from a party for acting like a child. And this is when Yoon decides to shoot his shot? She is literally stamping her feet and crying. Yoon is consistently called the smartest and the warmest of the 4. I do not get what he sees in this child at all. I just don’t.

    About these safety pins. Does he have an infinite supply of them and he puts them in his collars as soon as he buys a new jacket/finishes his laundry? Or does he take the same two and just switch them to every new outfit?

    This coworker of YiSoos is the pits!

    I love that TaeSan insult of choice is dog baby. Except for when he loses it and let’s her rip. I really want to know what he’s saying there.

    Am I dead inside? I don’t feel the least bit sad for Sera while she’s in the hospital and TaeSan is like, she’s fine, I’m not coming.

    I just did the stay up all night watching dramas and regretted it thing last weekend! I absolutely should not do it again.

    I do feel badly for Jeung rocks wife. They are a noona romance, my catnip. She must have struggled to be with him. And he cheats on her with women younger than both of them.

    DANG it I love these 4 men. When they show up at Seras competition?

    The shoes plot. Oh sad. He told her to put the shoes on and come to him when she returned his feelings. He was freaking happy when she showed up wearing those shoes. Only for it to steadily fall when he realized what she was doing. I love how frank their conversations are.
    I take it back. Now he’s just being mean because he’s hurt. She’s just staring at him like a lost puppy. 😢

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So, yesterday was my first big freak out about the pandemic. And today on fox (I typically dont watch fox…ick) they are hosting “couch concerts” and they have musicians singing their songs, recording themselves with their phones, tablets, whatever they happen to have at home when they started isolating. And who was there? My favorite artists of all time. The Backstreet Boys, and they were just the dorks that I needed to hear and see this weekend.
I have heard of Billie Ellish before, but I had never actually heard any of her music. Something about her is just off putting to me. She has such a lovely and rich voice but the entire time she was singing–again, off putting and she ended her performance with a “dusting myself off, I’m so awesome” just…not the time or place. Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendez and Billie Joe Armstrong and ESPECIALLY Dave Grohl were amazing.

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I’ve started my rewatch of A Gentleman’s Dignity, since no one ever wants to buddybwatch this with me (long suffering sigh) I’m going to comment below. Join in if you want!

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    I seriously love this drama. I love that everyone in this drama is an adult who is settled into their loves. Their all in their 30s/40s. I love that they don’t have it all figured out.

    Ep 1:
    I love how ML looks at FL before they meet. He gets this expression on his face like he’s looking at a work of art.

    That thread is made of some really strong yarn! He is SO SMUG. But seriously as lovely (insert eyeroll here) as his tablecloth skirt is are just going to ignore the racks of jeans right there? Oh, we are. Ok.
    I feel so badly for our girl, Yi Soo It is SO hard to meet a single, attractive, good man who’s your age when you’re in your 30s/40s and here she was ready to confess when he confesses that he’s in to her roommate.

    Aaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!! I forgot eyebrows was in this ! Kim woo bin, my heart!

    I was going to try and watch this without my itchy ffwd finger but I cannot stand Meari. Even before we meet her in person we know all that we’re ever going to know about her: she wants Yoon. She has absolutely no other goals or desires in life. I really don’t get why Yoon falls for her.

    That is the BIGGEST FREAKING NECKLACE EVER.

    I mean he has a point. She cares more about her outfit than his feelings. But also, she’s a whole grown woman and if he can’t handle the fact that she’s sexy and she knows it? If he wants to hide that ? Maybe they aren’t meant for each other.

    In all the times I’ve watched this I don’t think I’ve ever noticed that his wife is a noona.

    Oh they got beat up by a bunch of high schoolers! Oh Kim woo bin, you tall skinny drink of water.

    I love their friendship. I wish I had friends like these guys.

    Oh, Ji Soos crush wanted to set her up with Yoon. I wonder if that’s why he never looked at her himself? On the surface she’s a much better match for him than the golfer.

    There are only 20 eps of this? I remember it being longer.

    This first episode covers a long amount of time. Several months at least.

    She is SO OBLIVIOUS to his very existence. Probably part and parcel with why he likes her.

    Oh! Cheesy! He’s walking “with her” from across the street!

    He’s such a jerk! Making her put that flower in her mouth! Punk!

    I wish I could make a playlist so I could make a rotation between this, Another Oh Hae Young, Jealousy incarnate and Chicago Typewriter without having to go and find the dramas and all. Sigh, so lazy.

    Well that was super fun! Goodness, I want another drama like this with full fledged adults. Not teens, not even earlyn20s to be honest. This is why I love noona romances. I’ve said it dozens of times before.

    I’ll watch and chat ep 2 sometime tomorrow!

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    I loved this drama when I watched.
    I just don’t understand how some people hated it or found it disappointing. I found it refreshing to watch adult leads doing adult things.

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      I would say that Meari plot but I’m the only person who seems to hate it. Several years ago, I want to say around the start of the fanwall and totm someone wrote something about this writer and it was such a hullabaloo of half the people liking this drama, half hating it and on both sides I stood alone like, but am i the only one who sees that Meari sucks? I am? Me and my unpopular opinion will be over here then, chilling

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        I’m with you with Maeri. I didn’t understand her stubbornness with Choi Yoon, and I always though the deserve much better than her. She’s a selfish little girl who wants to marry him but I highly doubt she loves any other person but herself.

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        Meari is working my damn nerves. She needs to mind her own business.

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    I’m on episode 5. When Kocowa isn’t crashing I am enjoying it. Maaaaannnnnnn Se Ra is scandalous! She gets mad at her friend and tries to embarrass her without even asking what’s going on.

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    HE RAMMED THE CAR?! 🤣🤣🤣

    He has lost his mind. I am really enjoying this.

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    Yoon is almost double Meahri’s age. Are they seriously end game?

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      I am one who never really cares about age gaps (noona romances are my catnip and age gaps are built right in) My issue with Meari is that she has absolutely no goals or ambitions outside of marrying Yoon. If she had gone to school and come back focused on her career, or her family and he looked at her like, WOW, you done grew up and got hot! I would have been…ew, but ok. And if over the course of the drama he slowly saw her good qualities and started to fall for them? I would have said, ok. I dont know if its the writing, the acting but I have never not once been sold on this relationship. He sort of gives in, like everyone wants me to move on from my wife. Heres this kid throwing at herself who wants nothing more than to be my wife. Why not?

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        I don’t like huge age gaps. To me, it’s like he’s been out “sowing his oats” and now that he’s middle-aged he wants to settle down. He then picks up some young thing (let’s face it security is sexy). It’s like you have lived it up during your youth and now you want to suck hers away?

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          You are correct–you make a good point. I’ve never thought about it that way. I think I’ve never thought about it that way because thats not how noona romances are ever portrayed and typically when the guy is much older all I can think of is, “you can’t find someone your own age?!” and then I dont think Ive watched too many dramas with dramatic age gaps where the guy is older. Now Im going to be thinking about it every time it pops up!

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And another question, in the same vein. But not necessarily dealing with love😉 if you get me.
What are your favorite skinship moments in dramas?
I have 4 without thinking about it at all.
— the little lick that jiyeon gives dong-has hand when they are drinking in a witch’s romance
–this one is somewhere in the iswak universe but I can never remember where! (Actually, 3)
–our leads (I won’t name them since I’m not sure which drama it is in) are married and making out. He sits her up on the window sill and they are going at it at one point it looks like she’s going to fall out the window! And as the actor is kissing her face and neck and upper chest he keeps kissing her underarm like it’s the only safe option for him!
——I don’t remember if this is before or after she gets in to nursing school but she has a stethoscope and is listening to his heart beat. He says something to her and she bursts out laughing and smacks him and tells that he’s so horny! But before anything else happens his little brother knocks on the door and reminds them that a child (him) lives across the hall
—-when they finally do the do on their honeymoon
—and 3from 1%of anything: when he kisses her against the wall when she’s just wearing her towel, when she gives him a tie for his birthday and shows him what it means, the 2nd night she spends at his house and he clarifies that she’s not drunk and she says no and he kisses the heck out of her
—finally, the kiss in Chicago Typewriter when you learn that they are kissing for real even though they are doing it “for their country”
—-oh, and when in Another Oh Hae Young….you know what? All the kisses. All the kisses in Oh Hae Young.
This fun little jaunt down lusty lane has told me.what I’m doing tomorrow: rewatching a gentleman’s dignity and another oh hae young and possibly.jealousy incarnate and Chicago Typewriter.
Well, beanies, specifically those of you who have spent some time in the gutter. What do you say? What’s your favorite skinship scene?

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    I finally got to do my full rewatch of Oh Hae Young this week and I forgot how much I enjoyed this drama the first time around and how much I loved the two leads together. I’m trying to figure out what to rewatch next – you’re tempting me to do Fight My Way, though I may try the Japanese version of In Time With You instead.

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    A few of my favorite skinship moments which I remember without having to think about it:

    Deserving of the name. The scene in the hospital where he tells her acupunture spot names.

    Accidental Couple. In the elevator when the sml secretly holds the fl’s hand like he always did, and this time the ml takes her hand away and holds it tightly.

    Scent of a Woman. The first time they are paired together in tango lessons.

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      Yesssss to acupuncture spot scene! It was gentle, sweet and hot!

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    Off the top of my head-

    I Need Romance 3: When Joo Yeon teases Joo Wan and they end up kissing…up against the wall.
    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Goblin: When Eun Tak gets her memory back, he brings her back to Canada through a door, she turns around and he pulls her to him. Kissing her hard, surprising her, then he lifts her up.
    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 out 0f 5

    1% of Something: Da Hyun is mad about what Jae In’s ex said to her at the bar. They get back to his place and she’s ranting, he thinks she’s drunk and it’s the cutest thing to him until he finds out she’s sober. It quickly goes from cute to sexy in his eyes. He takes the water out of her hand and kisses her. He has to force himself away from her and she’s drunk from his kiss.
    🔥🔥🔥🔥 out of 5

    WWW: Search: When Morgan pulls TaMi into the kitchen at Barro. He’s making coffee for his fan club while TaMi is hiding in the corner. While the coffee brews, he walks over to her and kisses her slow.
    🔥🔥🔥🔥 out of 5.

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    Hmmm, favourite skinship, huh? I have little things, like Park Min-young holding Ji Chang-wook’s hand in Healer and realising she recognises it, or Yoon Shi-yoon and Lee Yoo-young marching down the corridor in Your Honor, arms over shoulders, but I’m trying to remember the kisses that make my stomach flip.
    Any make-out scene in Can We Love, the chemistry was insane. When Lee Jong-suk picks up Lee Bo-young and kisses her in I Hear Your Voice. Any and every kiss in Bromance. There’s also Last Cinderella, Buzzer Beat, Kimi wa Petto…

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All right romance loving Beanies. What is your all time, favorite most romantic scene in a drama?
Off the top of my head I have two:
—When Dong-man tells Ae-Ra that he’s not a half grown kid. He k ow what he’s doing. He’s in an apartment, on a bed alone with the woman he likes. Not a single part of him wants to be a gentleman. He wants to let his basic instincts take control (and do what grown folk do). But this isn’t homework. They don’t need a dramatic turning point in their relationship. And then he pulls her close so he can hold her all night. And when she says that she feels like she’s going to.die he looks down at her and asks if it’s “gas, gas, gas” and when she says no, her heart is beating too hard he gives her a little kiss on the forehead and they go to sleep.
—literally any moment in Iswak so I’ll narrow it down:
—can you see me?
—you don’t have to count anymore
—when she visits him.but doesn’t know his passcode to his apartment and he knocks her on the head, “it’s your birthday” (which is also a frustration because she doesn’t even try
And an honorable mention, from somewhere in the iswak remake world: either when he’s first leaving to work as a doctor in a village for a year, or after he comes home for a visit and he’s preparing to leave again. He pulls her close to him in a big hug and whispers to her to please hurry up and pass her test. Their deal is after she passes her nursing exam she’ll come and stay with him. He’s normally such an emotionally closed off character but there is so much longing in this five second scene. It’s definitely one of my favorites.

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    I feel like I’d have to do rewatches to really remember, my mind for books and shows is a sieve. I swear I have amnesia sometimes.

    Of the top of my head parts that I remember:

    Coffee Prince: when they meet each other picking up the chestnuts. When he gives her a piggy back ride (I know) there is something about how is kind of dancing around that is so young and an expression of happiness.
    When he basically swoons on the phone with her.

    Healer: when he smiles when she saves him. When he wants her as close as can be the morning after
    No hesitation in giving himself up when she is in peril
    Oh, and walking her home by rooftop or whatever it is.

    Fight My Way: When he sees her in the audience and goes to her
    When he lets her cry

    Because This Life is Our First: when he goes and makes kimchi and is so happy just to see her
    When you realize his concerns over the ex is just about how it will effect Ji ho

    Hmm. I guess most of mine come from the hero’s actions.
    Oh, but Her Private Life: when she kisses him because he is just too pretty. Loved that.

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    In “Marriage Contract”, the first ~7 minutes of Episode 14:

    When Han Ji Hoon (Lee Seo Jin) and Hye Soo (Uee) are in bed together —but don’t get me wrong… they’re both fully clothed and no shenanigans happened 👌🏻👌🏻 It’s all very rated G— she’s still sound asleep w/ her arms bear-hugging him but he’s awake and has one hand running his fingers through her hair. He decides it’s time to wake up, but he lets her continue her slumber. He goes out shopping for ingredients, then returns to her still sleeping, but he decides to get breakfast going with the ingredients he just got— being so careful, deliberate, and slow in all his movements as not to make any sounds that may wake her up. He even cracks every egg with intentionality….
    She finally stirs awake and finds a note, on the pillow beside her, inviting her to the freshly made breakfast.
    As he’s seating her—and takes a little whiff of her hair—she sees the feast that he’s prepared and her kind heart is just about ready to burst with thankfulness.
    They exchange words of thankfulness towards each other—for reasons deeper than the eyes can see but can definitely be felt from the heart— paired with a little cute morning banter, and he also lets her know of some things he’s taken care of that were bugging her before. Their conversation turns light again—but is underlined with very deep meaning and significance, and goes something like this:

    Him: “… I want you to promise me something. From now on, don’t run away again. Promise me that you won’t run away from me again.”
    [Holds out pinky to make her pinky promise and slips a promise ring on her as she holds out her pinky ready to give his wanted pinky promise, then cutely proceeds to fish for a kiss…which he gets ☺️].
    “I dare you to try to run away from me again… I will go to the ends of the earth to find you— and give you all the kisses.”

    She: [This time, her kind heart is moved again and she actually starts tearing up].

    He: [Gives her a moment and lets her tears come but sweetly wipes them for her when they stream down her face].

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      The little gestures, the little glances they share, and having breakfast with your significant other doesn’t seem like a big deal, but I find that it’s these quieter moments—quieter dramas, actually— that are the ones that capture my heart as the years go by and I get older.

      Their actions and gestures, their conversations and words exchanged don’t seem like a big deal, but have deeper meaning to them when we consider their situation. Here, he’s finally able to stay true to his word and go to her at a moments notice and has proven to her that he’s not about to run away when things get tough, but rather, he’s here to stay and it’s for the long haul. As for her, she’s finally found someone in her life that she can finally fully be vulnerable with and trust with her—and her daughter’s—life for the first time in a LONG time.

      The fact that these 2 also found love along the way?? It’s just the added bonus gift from above ❤️❤️❤️

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    Hmmm. Tough. I realized I don’t remember romantic scenes much. I know I scream when they happen and get all giddy but I don’t remember a lot.

    There’s one thing though that I will always remember. Bang-won and Boon-yi. When Bang-won was in prison and Boon-yi sneaked in to give him food, she told him he’ll get out there for sure. All of a sudden, she went “Do you know why I like you? Because you look like someone who won’t die, like you won’t leave me.” Then when she confessed like it’s nothing
    BY: “I love you.”
    BW: “What? Do you want to die?”
    BY: “Not yet.”

    I don’t know if it’s romantic enough but omg!!
    I might be due for a Six Flying Dragons rewatch for this year.

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In a desperate desire to see some good kisses I seem to be watching the eps of FMW when our top first get together. Swoooooooooooooon.

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Maybe I’ve seen too many books and watched too many tv shows with over worked cops but I don’t get why the cop cares so much about Han Do in Holo Love. I get it after the car accident when the bad guys kidnap the FL but before that? Who cares? There was a black out? So? No crime was committed (during the blackout). No one was injured. There was car damage, but no one was reporting anything. This whole thing feels like a vendetta and a waste of time in a limited ep series. I don’t care one whit about the business side of this drama but I really hate the cop side. It feels shoehorned in.

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I am so very frustrated with yahoo email right now! I’ve had the same yahoo email since I was in high school. I don’t actually use it for much these days, I only check it once every few months as theres only one or two people who still email me at that address–no matter how many times I’ve given them better or more accurate information. I keep it for those few people and because it was my first email address and all in all the name I chose is still pretty dang accurate and I like it. I like that email address even if I can’t use it for most grown up interactions.

Over the last few days I’ve gotten a solid dozen emails from yahoo saying that someone in vietnam is trying to access my account. This morning I tried to sign in—I use a verification key instead of a password for the account–and when I get to the screen where I’m supposed to enter the verification code sent to me via text there’s already some code entered. Like, wtf? And the page refreshes, the same code is entered and it happens like 5 more times, all in a row, faster than I can stop it. The same thing happens when I try and send the code to my backup email. When I try and contact yahoo all of their support is shut down because of COVID19 which is obviously way more important than my email problems.
But my email problems are annoying and I don’t want some weirdo in Vietnam to make off with my email address. Its mine!

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    If your mail has been hacked, there’s little you can do.
    A friend got her hotmail account hacked and it was her only account and hotmail told her that she couldn’t take her back.
    My sister got her IG account hacked and lost all the photos she had posted for 3 years.
    I hope you can solve it, Isa.

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At this exact moment in life, even though everything is pretty scary in the world, at this exact moment, I am pretty happy. 10 years ago I moved in with my dad to help him out after my mom died. Almost 3 years ago I quit my job and moved to CO. It was a disaster. Tears–a lot of them–were shed. For the next 2.5 years I was always one step away from homeless. Almost a year ago (it’ll be a year in July and that’s only 4 months away) I started this job which…whatever, hasn’t been the best but I’m still there. But today I have been putting together bookcases and putting my books away. For the first time in almost 3 years my books have a home. For the first time in a decade my books have a home thats mine. The world is a scary place right now, but here I am on my own adorable couch, in my tiny apartment surrounded by books. And in this moment I’m completely happy.
And im about to go watch a drama so I’m SURE I’ll be ranting before the night is out!

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    I’m so happy for you, Isa. There is nothing in the world like the feeling of security that comes from stable housing.

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    This is exactly the kind of thing I needed to read today, isa. I’m so happy for you! Everything I’ve witnessed you go through from how you narrate it in your posts… it sure has been a rollercoaster, and I’m glad you’ve finally found some solid ground, and I hope things only continue to go up for you from here <3

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    Lovely to hear that you’ve got your own place, however humble.

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    I’m happy for you! Also only really feel at home when the books are out of the boxes 💚😊

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    Yes! I’m so happy you have a place of your own.

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    I hope you can experience this happiness more often from now on. You have more than earned it by now. Keep telling us about the good and the bad, that is what Beanies are for!❤️

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    A moment for your Star Pocket 🙂

    Everyone lives similarly. There’s not much difference. Although our lives are about the same, sometimes there are moments that sparkle. Whenever that happens, don’t let it get away. Save them in your star pocket. That way, when things get tough or when you get tired, you can take out a star at a time and get through it.

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