Beanie level: Errand boy

No tale of Nokdu today ? im not finding it anywhere O.O

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    It’s up! You can read the life recap on dramamilk if impassioned.

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So dont judge me, I havent read the manhwa and I know Baekyung isn’t doing it on purpose, but Haru over him ANY SINGLE DAY. Haru is a precious cinnamon roll that must be protected at ALL costs. I just cant with how both him and DanOh are forward to each other, but also completely shy. The inner 15 year old fan girl me is SO HAPPY.

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving The Tale of Nokdu… But Nokdu’s kiss with the other guy was better than his kiss with Kim So Hyun. I’m hoping this is on purpose and their next kiss will have more chem

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    I was salty for a whole two hours but I think I’m over it now and his shirtless earnest confession made it a little better (or worse considering she didn’t reciprocate the same way)

    I guess it makes sense she’s hesitant to start something that’s why she didn’t give in. UGH

    Ooooo so I guess we’re going to be seeing him trying to woo her for the rest of the episodes BUT I DONT THINK THEYLL BE ABLE TO LIVE TOGETHER NOW THAT YULMOO KNOWS DAMMIT

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      i knowwwwww :'( gosh darn that dongseng spoiling my fun

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    I just assumed that kiss with Dong Joo was a test and therefore SHOULD be awkward… like, uh… dipping your toes in pool water before diving in.
    On the other hand, I was surprised at how well done the 1st one was despite screaming like a dumb girl and hiding behind my fingers.

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      that MUST be the only reason to why his first kiss was her felt off and awkwardly positioned. I like how he’s less shy to his the guy tho hahahaha

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I declare that I finally tried those instant coffee for one packets.

You lied to me Shin Sung Rok, Misaeng, My Mister, and every other PPL.

It was NOT as good as they made it out to be.

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Be Melodramatic was such a heartwarming, self-aware show that made me laugh and cry. It was my get away during the w-e. I think I definitely loved it more than Age of Youth. The humour was SO META. Also, my fave quote of ep16:

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    Can’t believe we’ve got another case of the Gong Myung curse but I really liked what the show did with the stories of these two so it’s all good.

    This, and Age of Youth, are gems.

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      So did I. I just hope he never gets back with his ex. That was some toxic ass relationship.

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        Glad that it’s open ended. Even if he gets back or not with his ex, they have better understanding of each other now (the way they dealt with each other was toxic). I hope they just become good friends after that BUT WE NEED A SECOND SEASON TO KNOW, RIGHT!?

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          I like how it ended. Without a second season. But wait, as Im writing this I want more of Eun Jung and the CF director. And HanJoo and her son. And her new boyfriend. and JinJoo’s ex with a new girlfriend. I just feel like Jinjoo and the director came full circle in this story.

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            Yes, Jin-joo and Beom-soo’s story is pretty much done. I liked how it ended and I love them so much.

            A second season would be great and I wouldn’t mind if we don’t get all of the OG cast. Maybe people working on a different field. Or maybe a different drama by the same team. 🙁 #NoToGONGMYUNGCURSE

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Any beanies like to watch Anne with an E as much as me ? I love our poetic Anne, her relationship with Marilla and Matthew, and I get all giddy for her when Gilbert interacts with her

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    Did you read the books and/or watch the PBS series? I’m curious to see how you think they compare to Netflix’ version.

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      I have read anne of green gables series & I absolutely LOVE it. I even re read it a while ago. However I couldn’t get into the Netflix version. Even though the cinematography is beautiful, the actors are wonderful (they fit the image I had created of them in my head and how often does that happen!?) and the overall execution is excellent but I barely watched s1. It’s just that it deviates alot from the original events and that irritates me. I can however, understand why others enjoy it- the overall story is really adorable and anne herself is really charming- and I am pretty sure if I hadn’t read the series I would have enjoyed it as well!!
      I know you didn’t ask me but here’s my two cents anyway 😂

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        Thanks for this. I read the series about once a year. I generally don’t like TV/film remakes of books I’ve read, but I loved the PBS series, so I thought maybe the Netflix one would be good to try, but I think I’ll probably have the same reaction as you if they changed the story.

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          They didn’t change the entire story but they tweaked it a lot (added new characters and a new (sub?)plot as well).
          Also SAME!! I too generally don’t like tv shows/movies based on books!!
          And I haven’t watched the pbs series. Is it good? Should I watch it? I feel like if you enjoyed this then I might too!

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            I loved the PBS series! But I don’t know where to watch it. I just looked it up and it looks like there’s a new PBS series (2016) which I haven’t seen. The one I’m talking about is the one with Megan Follows as Anne, made in 1985.

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        It DOES deviate from the original content But Im glad they keep Anne’s spirit in tact. I feel the show wants to be more relevant to today’s issues, but the fact that it deviates a bit doesn’t bother me too much. The spirit and soul is still there, and Anne is just anne.

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      I admit I never read the books. Im canadian yet I DID read the little house on the prairie books (which i consider to be the american version of our Anne of Green Gables). Idk which is the PBS series, but I did watch the Megan Follows version which I also enjoyed.

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    I hadn’t read the series before so I really really got into the series and the Anne and Gilbert moments! I wish I read the books when I was younger though – they seem really nice. Also Prince Edward Island is soo beautiful, definitely want to go there if I ever go to Canada.

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    I read the first book. Didn’t like it. I think I watched the first series of the Megan Follows version and quite enjoyed it. But Anne with an E is the one that has stolen my heart. It’s darker and more realistic and just makes more sense to me (even though it sometimes feels too forward-thinking for the time period). I may give the next books a try again at some point, but I am more than satisfied with the Netflix series right now. I’m hoping there will be many seasons to come!

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Dear Beanies, I have an irrational fear/dislike of bananas. And I have figured something else out of myself: I subconsciously HATE any character in a drama that eats bananas.
Discuss.

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    Lol I don’t have a fear of bananas but I don’t like them. At the same time I still eat them all the time, because I’m obsessed with my health & they’re good for you, especially if you work out alot. At this point I just think of it as medicine & power through it.

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      see, im crazy about my health, but not thatttt crazy. Ill just take potassium and vitamines in multivitamins.

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        I really try to eat as much real fruits and vegetables as I can (with supplements on the side.) and pound for pound bananas are good when it comes to nutrition, portability, ease etc.

        But I really will never eat one for “fun”. After so many years I just kinda shut down my brain & my taste buds whenever I eat one.

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    Did you have a traumatic banana experience?

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    It’s possible. I instinctively like characters who eat carrots.

    But do you like characters who go bananas?

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      Me too. Now I miss Kang-doo.

      But JustMe, what about banana bread?

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        I tolerate it but if I hear myself eating banana bread, i get nauseous. (for some reason, bananas have a specific noise i cannot tolerate).

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          Ohhh that makes sense actually. I agree with you on the sound. And for me, the taste is fine but I wouldn’t eat a banana if there were other options.

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      I do like characters who go bananas. but not as they’re eating a banana. hahaha

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    😳

    I eat bananas every day.

    I’m trying to remember if I ever saw a banana in a drama and I can’t think of any. Maybe I’m blocking it out too?

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      I do. and im disturbed by why i remember such small details.

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      A banana is my breakfast each morning.

      There were bananas in Return 1988, I remember because it was mentioned that they were very exotic and expensive (even though they looked brown and mushy, yecccch).

      I think I might go eat one now 😁🍌

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        I’m with you, I like bananas too. The one thing I can’t stand though is when you forget a banana in your bag and you find it mushy and really smelly.

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          Ewwwww, that’s gross! I admit, I reserve my love for bananas that are pretty green.

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    My brother couldn’t stand the sight of bananas when he was little. I’m pretty sure he still won’t eat them.

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    I’m allergic to them, but I’d eat them if I could.

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      in my distorted view, you have been blessed with such luck

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    I do not like bananas for 3 reasons. 1. It’s not juicy. 2. It makes my teeth feel weird. 3. I literally gag if I eat it too fast. However, if it is presented to me, I shall eat it and appreciate it. Despite all the unpleasantness it brings to myself, I find it quite tasty.

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      I realized my language sounds too formal. I was writing for a scientific paper assignment so yeah

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        Well written, concise, clear. Dear friend, I approve your writing and you are invited to join me in writing my master’s research paper. (also, I gagged as I read your description. ugh bananas).

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          I truly appreciate your invitation. I have a research proposal assignment due in 24 hours time and I have yet to complete roughly 65% of said assignment. As for now, I shall have to exit this premise and concentrate. I wish you all the best for your endeavour.

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      I think of bananas as my custard or ice cream substitute, I love the creaminess.

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    I will die if I don’t eat a banana every morning. Its not my favorite fruit but its more of a comfort food/breakfast.

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I’ve decided to bring this idea into light on the fan wall from the result of deep shower thinking and extreme boredom that school has kindly bestowed upon me.

I consider myself to be an extremely boring person. But once in the blue moon, something DOES happen to me and I feel compelled to share it to prove that maybe I’m not so boring after all. Hey, what if they decide to do an biography about me? it’ll be these extremely random and dramatic moments that will shine in my otherwise boring movie/book.

On to the story.

A few weeks ago, my younger brother and I had gotten news of his friend, a young, 19 year old soul, that was hospitalized for a heart attack.

This shocked me. I had known this kid (who was 3-4 years younger than me) and while I found him to be a tad annoying, he was an otherwise healthy young man. A bit of a description: he’s tall and and lanky and has an awkward laugh.
We visit him in the hospital in a hurry — Turns out the young man had gotten this odd virus that slowly progressed into his heart until he suffered from heart failure. It started out last year as a cold with a cough that never disappeared. The boy told me he had seen several doctors and the doctors just assumed he had allergies or something. But he said he kept feeling weaker and weaker… until one dreadful night. He described the worst pain he had EVER experienced in his ENTIRE (short) life. He woke up and screamed and screamed and described a pain in his chest. A gosh darn heart attack. He was rushed to from one hospital to another more specialized one and that’s where he got the diagnosis described above.

Now this is just context to my story.

I’m a light sleeper and quite a jumpy person by nature. My friends, family and I always joke that if were someone who’d want to kidnap me, they’d give up because of my screeching screams.

So at 3 am, while Im sleeping, like any sane person would, I suddenly hear THE WORST SCREAM I HAD EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE (male scream, nonetheless). I wake up instantly and run into the hallway to see what’s going on. (and so does half my family). In a matter of split seconds, I imagine the worst. OMG is it one of my brothers???? Is it my dad who I have been stressing out of late? OMG God, please be okay, PLEASE, PLEASE.

Turns out my youngest brother (19 year old boy), sleep walks and had a nightmare. And he screamed.

In an instant, I faint to the ground. (and so does my little sister in another room). My mom, in panic starts running from my sister, to my little brother, to me.

I wake up, but now I feel nauseous. I start to throw up. Mind you, it’s 3 am, and my last meal was the 6pm the day before, so there wasn’t any more food to throw up. So I throw up acid. For 3 hours straight.

Mid way (I start getting the worse digestions problems. In between throwing up and falling on the ground from weakness), I’m using the bathroom (sorry guys).

I finally get some sleep 4 hours later. 30 min of sleep later, it’s time to get up for work.

My brother slept peacefully that day.

Brothers.

The end.

PS: another less funny, but dramatic story awaits in a week!

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    At work we were just talking about emergency drills and a co worker was all…..I just freeze and drop to the ground in an emergency. Apparently it is a leftover defense mechanism from when it would protect us from prey animals.
    Hopefully one of your other family members has the flight response and can just scoop you up on the way out.

    I hope your friend is doing well. That is scary and sad. I’ve met another person who had a virus attack their heart and I was shocked something like that could happen.

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      wow! i’m realizing it isn’t such a rare occurence after all!

      And yup, I don’t think I’m the most dependable person in such situations. Funny thing is, I’m a healthcare professional and when it comes to emergency situations, I can quickly think and act on my feet. But Family is always different and my body reacted before my brain did (quite literally).

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    *munches on popcorn*
    Oh that’s makjang alright. I’m hoping the best for the friend and hope that you were ok the next day!

    *now tries to wait patiently for next week*

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      I wish I could add zooms and music along with my story. it’d make it 100x more makjang!

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        Haha, that would be amazing.
        Maybe one day some tech beanie can teach us how to do that but in the meantime, your storytelling skills are doing a fantastic job!

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    But what happened to your brother’s friend? Is he okay?

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      He was then transferred to a less specialized hospital and a few weeks later, he was discharged. Unfortunately, once you have heart failure, even if the cause is resolved, you have to take medication for life. Poor kid.

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    I am not too sure if I should laugh or cry! I hope your brothers friend is doing okay and also had I been you I would have bitch slapped my brother into oblivion. Not saying he deserved it but you know…

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      it is indeed a laugh/cry situation. I laugh about it now hahaha.

      As for the kid, he is now discharged, but the situation cannot be forgotten and his parents are no doubt scared for his health from now on…

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    One of my good friends and colleagues had an acquired cardiomyopathy from a virus in residency, and ended up with a heart transplant in her early 20’s. One of the most amazing people I know. I hope your brother’s friend recovers quickly. What a story! I’ve found the longer I live, the more I realize the craziness that is hiding in plain sight!

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      Right?! The boy is now discharged and doing a lot better. But it’s hard for a 19 year old boy to learn he now has to take blood pressure/heart medication for life from now on! He doesn’t complain though, and he’s grateful to be alive.

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    That’s scary. I hope your friend recovers quickly and with few (or better yet, no) long term effects.

    *makes note: in an emergency situation with justme, be sure to have a wheelbarrow and a bucket.

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    I can imagine what your brother went through. I was like this until 15 or 16. Vivid live dreams of my friends and family massacred right before my eyes while I was tied up in that dream. Actually it always finished with me peeing in a cupboard so my mum brought me gently to a toilet and I’ve never remembered until my sister didn’t make me awake once by her evil laughter, because she did find it very funny.

    My dad got a heart failure because of borreliosis. They thought it was a flu which caused it until they’ve had the detailed blood results. He got restarted his life, like he’s joking about it and has plenty of medication as well. I’m so glad he’s doing better, because I was a crying creature back then when mum called me from hospital. Me and my sister are living far away from them and we can’t imagine to loose them…

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      Omo!! Thank you for sharing. Im glad he’s doing fine. And yes, nightmares are NOT something to be taken lightly.

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    Oh shoot. I’ve been having colds that lasted for so long my doctor decided it was allergies. I’ve been getting really bad headaches these days too. Plus I often get a pinching feeling in my heart when I’d have to stop what I’m doing and do breathing exercises. I’m now hella scared. *googles it and gets paranoid*

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      Oh no! Don’t go down that road! I know how that feels. First, do you know which allergies you have? Or did your doctor just say it was allergies? You can get blood tested for them. My allergies are dry, where my whole face hurts, but i don’t get a runny nose or teary eyes. I just felt pressure and headaches. It wasn’t until my teeth started hurting so bad that my doctor tested me and finally learnt what I was allergic too. I got a strong decongestant and allergy meds and then i finally felt better. I also have an emergency inhaler. I still get some headaches but not as bad as before, now i blame the heat or stress😅

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        She didn’t really specify. More like brushed it off as allergies. Mine is more sneezing and clogged sinus. I’ve noticed that it gets really bad when there’s a lot of dust, when grass get newly cut, or when I’m out for trail walks. Maybe I should get my blood tested or go to an allergist. Better than Google, I bet.

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          Yes get tested! That way you know and can avoid stuff if you can. I have allergies to dust, mold, and roaches. I always get sneezy with grass and never new why, but my allergist said it was because there is also mold there so now i know. Hope you feel better soon!!

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            Ohhh interesting! I didn’t know about mold in grass! Thank you for the advice. I should really get it checked.

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    That must’ve been quite a scare, Justme! I’ve had a couple of times when my parents and even my siblings wake me up in the middle of the night because they are sick, nothing life threatening thank God, and I always feel so disoriented being woken up so suddenly. I’m the eldest so I guess they think I know what to do, but I’m just flailing along too, guys! 😂

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    Thanks for sharing this Justme , hope you’re all okay *Hugs* and love you 💜💚

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Attention to all beanies (and not only the ones mentioned here)

I propose, this month, we all take about outrageous situations we’ve lived or are currently living that are so outrageous you would say you’re living in a makjang drama

(something like Love, February)

What do you say? I think it’d be fun 🙂

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it\’s been about a month since I’ve posted here, but I came here to take the time to talk about a scene i LOVED in Moment At Eighteen.
The show is generally heartwarming, but not groundbreaking, but sometimes certain scenes hit you in the gut and make you ponder for a long time.

I’m referring to the scene where Da Heen asks Oh Je if he likes Hwi Young and a girl leaks the information. Da Heen, who had been hurt and needy towards him up until then IMMEDIATELY changes tune and cries in apology.

I felt that deep in my soul. When someone hurts you and you want to hurt them back but you still love them and the immediate regret you feel when you hurt them in a way you didn’t mean to.

I’m not a fan of coming out stories because I feel it has been overdone in western television (yes, not in korean tv) and sometimes content gets saturated. But THAT scene. Wow. yes. It wasn’t about being gay but a friend hurting another.

I don’t have much time to watch dramas nowadays, (doing a masters AND working hard time is real tough, who would’ve thunk it?) but I tuned in to watch only that part of the episode. Then I rewatched it five times. (I apologize Jun Woo and Soo Bin I dont have time you poor cuties)

End of comment.

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    Yes that was the highlight of ep 13 for me as well! That was such a great, moving scene. I love the growing friendship between them.

    When someone hurts you and you want to hurt them back but you still love them and the immediate regret you feel when you hurt them in a way you didn’t mean to.

    quoting this cuz it needs more ♥️♥️♥️♥️

    +++++

    Oh Je doesn’t seem like he needs protection. He doesn’t look like the kind of guy who cares about what people,who don’t matter to him, think, but it’s nice to have Da Heen ready to get him out from those eyes who judge him unfairly.

    Ohhhhh if there was a time jump in this drama, I’d love to see adult Da Heen and Oh Je doing things together as besties! 🥰

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      Oh Je did tell her in an earlier episode he was closest to her among all the girls! I have no doubt they will be close.

      Im so glad someone else LOVED that scene as much as I did. the two actors played it perfectly. Big props to Da Heen for the raw crying

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    Yes, it was very well done. A later scene with them was also touching.

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    When she cried I’m sorry and Oh Je hugged her..ahh yes, i ship them to be best friends forever and ever.

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Beanies! I dropped Hotel Del Luna at about ep6-7 because I kept falling asleep watching it. But the OST and visuals are amazing. Should I pick it back up? does the plot pick up (or show up even LOL).

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Im LIVING for the first episode of Be Melodramatic. The dry humor is right uo my alley, and I love the blunt editing style. The sad/real parts tug at my heart strings. Feels like a mature age Of youth

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    While it has mature age of youth vibes, the three girls are similar to the girls in because this is my first life, but i love how these new ones are fleshed out. Im here to support them through everything. Dontm ess this up, show.

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      I think you just sold me on this drama.

      *looks at schedule. Shrug. I don’t sleep anyway. I can make it work.

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        Drop another one and watch this!! Im loving moment at eighteen, class of lies, and now be melodramatic. Oh wait i liked the song one too. WHAT IS SLEEEPPPP.

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So many premieres and with my full time job and traveling I cant catch up :\'(
Sally Dropped Hotel Del Luna. I felt the plot wasn’t moving although IU is my queen. Sigh. Why is the past in this show way more interesting than the present?
Class of Lies: Still have a couple of minutes left to episode 6. I really like this one. Feels like a solid summer blockbuster mystery.
Moment at Eighteen: started out iffy because of the antagonist. I like a good antagonist but if it’s badly done and just annoying i drop it fast. Im back in because of how compelling the male lead is. Really love how he doesn’t get influenced by others. Is he like the male lead in Gangnam but with more complexity? definitely.
Also this song is <3 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz7Og8AuudA
Let me Hear your song: strong start. Like it’s not the best but I enjoyed it. It’s not meant to be oscar worthy but it was cute. i like me a sparky female lead.
Welcome 2 life: should i pick it up? anyone’s thoughts?
The devil show: I really want to pick it up. how was week 1??

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    Let me hear your song had an interesting start. I’m intrigued to see how it unravels. It seems that the male lead was also part of the female lead’s lost memory. This is my 1st Sejong project, she’s good~ I like her and her character so far.

    The Devil show is not my cup of tea. Many beanies like it though. I tried ep 1-2 and the feelings I have were similar to when I watched MotA. I started to question a lot of stuff, it kinda took away the fun. Huhu

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      MotA? Memories of Alhambra? I SUPER appreciate your feedback.

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        Yep. Memories of Alhambra, specifically after Hyun Bin fell down the building and onwards. But that’s just me. Many others enjoy Devil and/or MotA so much.

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    I’ll watch and love IU on your behalf. Waiting for subs before I watch Welcome 2 Life. I’m only part way through ep 1 of Devil so I’m still on the fence, but I love the cast.

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Moment at eighteen: i really liked the first episode. Idk, something about teen slice of life dramas that depict realness (is it that right word?) that other slice of life dramas dont.

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Hotel Del Luna:
I’m convinced Chan Seong is the reincarnation of the captain guard the past Man Weol befriended. There are too many similarities and hints.
Like when Man Well met both men, they lead her when she needs help, only for them to come back and save her with that intention from the beginning. (less subtlely, Chan Seong keeps seeing dreams in that man’s point of view. Obvious)
I don’t think I’m a genius, but I’m still proud of myself for making that particular connection.

Can we talk about how clingy Yeo Jin Goo’s last line in the cliffhanger for episode 3 was? I can suspend belief for a lot, but cringey lines are the death of me.

Another thing that worries me: IU seems to have more chemistry with the past captain guard dude than she does with Yeo Jin Goo. (am I the only one who sees this?)

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    I think he’s he other kid. The guard is too obvious.

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      This bit really reminds me of Master’s Sun. We thought male lead was pining for his first love and longing for her when the plot twist was he hated every bit of her.

      I’ve only finished ep 3, but it really gives me that vibe that what Chan Sung was seeing was only the sweet beginnings of the captain and Man Wol. Perhaps she’s been waiting for his reincarnation for years for a whole different reason than as her first love.

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        Exactly. They muddied her memory scenes with his dream to throw us off. I think she did love that captain, but I also get the vibe there’s a lot of angst in her memories of him.

        I think they will pull the Master’s Sun switch and bait here as well. The presence of the other kid is unnecessary if Chan Sung was the captain and she was in love with captain.

        I’m thinking the kid had some unrequited love for her while she was swoon by the handsome captain that was purposely deceiving her to catch them.

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          I feel like her sidekick plays an important role in this too. I’m sort of with you when you said perhaps Chan Sung is the side kick’s reincarnation. In his dreams/memory, Man Wol was smiling beautifully and the source was the captain. Maybe the sidekick is pining for her.

          I don’t think we’ll get the revelation of this past just yet but hopefully ep 4 would clue us in more of Man Wol’s past with these boys!

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        I think you’re maybe right? But dang captain and man weol have great chemistry and i kinda want to watch that romance. But i definitely dont think chan seong is the reincarnation of the other dude. Itd be a huge misdirect that completely fools me if it were.

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          Yes!!! Their chemistry in that short time they were on the screen was no joke! That part was actually what made me fully onboard with this series. I was on the fence; only watching because this is a Hong sisters drama. But damn Man Wol and captain’s story had me glued to my screen!

          I hope I’m wrong with this theory, and that Captain isn’t the antagonist here, but I’m thinking what grave sin did she commit to receive what seemed to be an eternal punishment! It’s got to be related to something that broke her and her happiness.

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        Same. I think it’ll be the other kid. 😂 Otherwise why introduce him at all.

        But I also agree – she has a ton of chemi with the guard from the past, but with Yeo jin Goo, its like siblings.

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    I typed this out and autocorrect changed a few words.*leave not lead *man weol *CRINGY

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Per Beanie recommendation (@egads; @leetennant), I am ashamedly addicted to Shining Inheritance for all its zooms, lack of logic and Han Hyo Jo/Lee Seung Gi. It\’s ridiculous. It\’s bad. But it\’s good.

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    side note: Im glad but also sad they don’t make dramas like this anymore.

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      Even Taiwan seems to be out of this kind of drama game lately. Sad.

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        I feel like Taiwan was lost in its drama making game for a while now… I think the last Taiwanese drama I watched was “Murphy’s Law of Love” back in 2015

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    You are welcome.
    If you can think of something similarly cracky, let me know.

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      I’ll be on the lookout. It’s my first time watching these types of i guess weekend dramas.

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    It is definitely addicting! One of my favorites!

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    Bae Soo Bin 🙁

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    Oh man, this one was an early watch for me, before I had a lot of drama knowledge and even then I knew it was cracked out. But oh my God I loved this despite that.

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Any beanies recognize these places?

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Hey Rabbit beanies! (although Idk if i can technically still be included in that category). I hear there\’s an app called Rave that works better than Rabbit and has the same features of rabbit. Should we give it a try?

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Did anyone find the official background music to The secret life of my secretary ? Im waiting for it… :’(

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The Secret Life of My Secretary is now over and I will miss it. It’s been such a long time since I’ve fallen in love with a kdrama romcom in its entirety. I usually cant follow through after episode 12 curse. (Omg i think my last COMPLETED romcom was Still 17). It was cheesy, tropey, cute and emotional in a heartwarming way. I loved it for all its faults. (Fish CPR 😂 and the lady killing herself for a fish. Omg It CANT take itself seriously.).
I like how they ended it. Min Ik will try out for presidency again when he feels more mature. And Dae Ju who has been supporting him gets to be lead.
Min Ik is happy and satisfied with Gal Hee. I loved the relationship between the two. There is no power dynamic. (If anything, Gal Hee has the upper hand). (I loved that little touch with Gal Hee getting annoyed at Min Ik for throwing stuff. Yes, couples aren’t perfect.) While the lie lasted long, i didn’t mind it. Had it finished earlier, im sure the drama would’ve been plotless and I would’ve dropped it.
Last comment: i love the last narrative they bring us. No min ik isn’t permanently cured, but when he DID see faces, he cherished it and would run to his girl. And the ring didn’t matter as long as they love each other (but she still had it).
(Also VP with her camera and Dae jus “awesome” is the RIGHT KINDS OF CRINGY)
This drama is a throwback to 2000 dramas in a good way. love the OST.

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    I’m so glad that he wasn’t miraculously cured. He didn’t go abroad for some surgery to cure him. A fish didn’t fall from the sky and hit his head in just the right spot to cure him. And they even avoided having her love cure him.

    That last narrative telling us he runs to her whenever he sees faces is 1000x more romantic than any airport reunion scene showing a supposedly whole person. Bravo to the writer and director for finally giving us a positive story about living with a disability. (*squints at the drama that shall not be named)

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      Also to have KYK AND JKJ narrate that line at the same time makes it 10000x times more romantic. No Im not squealing. Oh god im 15 again.

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      @egads – you summed it up perfectly. The lies lasted as long as they needed to and the bottom line was that Min-ik was still himself even if he couldn’t see faces clearly.
      This was a show that didn’t take itself too seriously (cue fish-cpr) but still knew how to drive a point home when he told the board of directors how not seeing faces clearly helped him get to know the people more clearly.
      All around I LOVED it and am sad to see it end.
      But these two – get a room already okay? all the sexual innuendoes were so much fun?
      *strong thighs- right*

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      This drama did so many things right. I will enjoy writing up about it.

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      100% yes to this. I was dreading the “here’s your reward cure from learning the valuable lesson this disability taught you” thing most dramas do. The way this show handled disabilities was a pleasant surprise. We need more of this.

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      loved that summerization.. its super romantic and real that how people in real life love and manage to live despite their hardships and disability.

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    this drama is perfect because of the four leads..

    and veronica’s characters need special recognition..that character is extremely difficult to pull off.. anyone and everyone would have made it annoying, cringy or too childish

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      I need to see her again soon!!! What they did well was they kept the annoying angsts at a minimum. If this were another show, not only would have had the Gal her lie… but we would’ve gotten an annoying female lead, more annoying disapproving parents, love triangles, noble idiocy… and i dont think i would’ve been able to deal with that or love a show like that. Here, They kept the angst to only lying, and everything else was dealt with smoothly. Which, for some reason, made it believable (if we overlook fish CPR lol)

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        lol.. that museum fangirl lady also had minimal angst.. infact quite a few shows recently don’t have it.. but darn.. all of them turn unbearable by ep 12 if not earlier..

        While i get what you are saying.. in my opinion, i still think it was the innocence and chemistry of these leads that did wonders… and by extension kudos to the director to be able to bring out this “flavour” in the series..

        no where do i feel that things just happened that way, director was really going for this “pure” vibe

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    i loved all the life lessons this drama gave.. not just the last one but the one where GH’s mom comes and tells to “not to obsess abt whats lost but to cherish what you have” thats something we all forget in our daily life and stress abt one more thing…..
    but I am so happy with everything in this drama… it made me content watching it till the last moment .

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      “it made me content watching it till the last moment”
      I don’t remember the last drama that did that for me to be honest.

      But then, I don’t remember what I had for dinner last night either. Wait, did I even eat dinner?

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        glad you feel the same.. and its so hard to get a drama which you fill *all full deep down at heart and soul* cause it gave you all the feelings you could hardly get otherwise… and this is one such drama…. GH’s whole family was the soul of this drama, like water sprinkles on a dried, ignored plant at home….. I am really so so happy that i picked it up….

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          I loveddd the big brother. and veronica. and gal hee. and min ik. Ok i think we know what im getting at.

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        oh god- im having an existential crisis. what DID i have for dinner?? :O

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          Did I have dinner?

          Was it fish?

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            LOL!!!!

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            i mean there’s water in your stomach— by the drama’s logic the fish could still be alive. it might have gotten facial prosopagnosia or a trauma tho. Don’t worry, his true will fix him. And now i feel uncomfortable.

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      now that i think about it, Gal hee’s poppa being blind was a knowing decision de writer made from the beginning. love it.

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        big brother**

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        ? what happened with big brother?

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          Oh im not clear. I meant gal hees brother being blind was a knowing decision the writer made.

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            sorry don’t follow what you are saying.. in any drama.. everything is a knowing decision

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            I mwan the writer didi it on purpose.

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            🙂 sorry

            every story, every script has everything for a purpose..

            Is there something the brother did that served the purpose you are talking about?

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