Beanie level: Errand boy

Shall we vote Yi-Seo (Itaewon Class) as being the Most Polarizing Character in the early 2020?

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    Lol. But oh so fascinating. And I like (as long as it is civil) the discussions that pop up around her. I think the writer is using her in an interesting way.

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      I might be the one rare person not facinated, lol.

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        thus the “polarizing character” vote, dear Beanie. there are looots of people who don’t like Yi-Seo too.

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          I am talking about people who say they don’t like her but still find her fascinating.

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            But you are probably right anyway.

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            I do on the other hand sympathize a bit with her.

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            A lot of my interest in her comes from wanting to know how the writer is going to use her. Also, just as a character study.

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            @bcampbell1662 Seems like she is a bit different from the webtoon cause people are complaining about that.

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            @amy1009 that is interesting. I was tempted to peek at spoilers, but decided to stay away.
            One of the ways I’m finding the show compelling is seeing how I instinctively react to a given situation, especially around Yi seo

            I’m still very interestedin Soo ah too.

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      Yes I think so too. She is going to grow up the most of all the characters.
      So far I like how honest and forthright she is.

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The lipsyncing in The Boy Next Door is literally the funniest thing I have watched in months. I was howling with laughter 😂😂🤣
O, how I wish there was a season 2, but of course, there is not.

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YI-SEO… YI-SEO…! 😡😠😡

Rant and spoilers in the comments

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    These last two eps….wow. I already said it but she was a tornado of destruction.
    Have you finished the ep?

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      Omg I juuuuuust finished the episode and whyyyyyyy is she in CEO Jang’s office????
      This smells of betrayals and fake outs and… 😡😡😡😡

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    I yelled at my TV so much, my husband asked who I was talking to. Itaewon Class, no no no no no no!

    Let me explain: I am glad that the Show addressed the some of discrimination that Kim Toni faces. Not getting accepted into the club? I saw that turn out from a mile away! It was expected and what I was waiting for was the others’ reaction to this, which went well, except for our Fav Annoying Sociopath (more on that later).

    The issue: the discrimination is, in fact, within, and veiled as cuteness. Why would Kim Toni have to learn English????? Sae-ro-yi and the other knew damn well he didn’t speak English when they hired him and yet, because he’s Black, it’s expected that he should. To the point that they even have a meeting about it, for Toni to explain that he speaks fluent French instead. Like, isn’t THAT racist? Micro-aggression much?? And yes, I know, I know, it’s a Korean show and blah blah 99% homogeneous population, yadda yadda ya… It’s either you do or don’t. Having a Black character is not mandatory (clearly). They could have done without it, if they were not going to spare our poor Toni having to deal with micro-aggression at work that gets swept under the rug. The Show makes a big deal about Toni getting kicked out of the club but his colleagues asking him to learn English SPECIFICALLY because he’s Black? Let’s brush that off real quick, non ?

    As for you, Yi-seo… “You’re not Korean because you’re Black and you haven’t been naturalizer yet, but sure, I’ll help you find your grandma and your father, and that should brush off all my racists misgivings because the Show will make it look like it’s because I’m a sociopath and I don’t understand empathy for people I don’t love and I only love Sae-ro-yi, so it’s ok to help his people”?

    F**K that!

    I now see the sociopath traits that seemed sooo cute and bratty at first but now, yeah, glad she’s in therapy because the things she said and did to both Kim Toni and Geun Soo made me sooooooooooooo mad! The level of coldness and apathy… GAAAAAAH !

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      I thought he did know English, this made me laugh at myself. He said he’d been in Korea only a year and I made the assumption that he was American. I guess I saw the meeting as cute (especially the hand holding) because I though that was why she hired him that she’d made the same assumption which is still problematic. But you are right why does he have to be the one to learn english now that they know he speaks French whic would also be a plus?

      So, that moment when she decides to help Kim Toni find his family. I had to turn it off because I thought it would be the same as the “Unnie”. That it would make it all better and to the team it did, but then I thought we are still supposed to see that nothing changed she is just acting to fit what she thinks Sae ro yi wants.
      Now I’m worried that we are supposed to see her sociopathic nature as a reason for it, and I really hope not.
      At this point in a show I’d expect to see glimpses of growth or a hidden better nature and instead we are getting the flip of that.

      There was a moment in that scene when Yi-seo is getting patted on the head and Geun-soo looks at her and i really hope i read that look correctly as him finally being over his crush.

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        I like the show too much to even bother pretending that I’m gonna drop it over the microaggressions they are inflicting on my Toni. 😅😏

        it’s the “Unnie” issue again and yet, now that my eyes are clear and that I see Yi-Seo as the actual 69% sociopath that she said she was, her behaviour is indeed pretty consistent 😒😒😒. Still mad at her though.

        I actually thought Geun Soo would say something along the lines of “you know she’s only being nice because she likes SaeRoYi, right? She definitely didn’t mean that apology!”

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          Yes, I’m looking at the “unnie” issue with new eyes. The way it was resolved seemed to pat and now I think it was supposed to seem that way to the viewers. The same with her making that post about the club and the crew are all happy with her. It was just framed a different way. At least I think this is what the writer wants us to see.

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The Boy Next Door is hilarious! 😂😂

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When Kim Tony walks in, speaking perfect Korean. I love love love seeing my people in Korean Shows!
#ItaewonClass #justOnTimeForBlackHistoryMonth
👊🏼👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿💕🤗

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Itaewon Class is gonna make me write novels in the comment section, I love it so much.
http://www.dramabeans.com/2020/02/itaewon-class-episode-5/#comment-3619838
(one of my longest DB posts ever)

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Unfortunate and unpopular opinion: I ffwd\’d thru most of ep.15&16 of CLOY, except for the North Korea scenes (Dan\’s mom is AWESOME!!) and the Ducklings.

I wish I could have loved this show as much as everyone else on DB did (I love being in sync with the general population on here), but… I blame my disinterest on the incessant goodbyes/near-deaths and the Emotional Tax the Writers put on each and every one of them. They really took a toll on me, and after the 1st few, I simply lost the connection with an otherwise cute (albeit overly-chaste) couple. * sigh *

I really only finished this show for the year end Beanie count. Ha!

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    I gave up for just the reasons you stated.

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    Still stuck on ep 12… I’ve figured that now that I’ve spoiled myself, I might as well wait until it’s available in my Netflix region and at least watch it in HD (I suspect that watching it pixelated on a dodgy site might also explain my loss of interest… one of the things this drama has is its beautiful cinematography)

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      I must agree, the scenery is stunning, especially in Switzerland

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      while I absolutely gobbled ep12 with a big spoon, I loved it so much — the episodes that followed were painful and I spent a lot of time playing a game of DOTS on my phone while half-watching. Then I fastforwarded through ep.15 and 16 like a savage.

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    Totally agree on the Emotional Tax point!

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    Dan’s mum was the best part of the show.
    In the last episode she was THE BEST.
    Ducklings were fantastic too, as well as hens.
    And as much as I liked the OTP, my heart was with SeungJoo and Dan.
    Now, you can imagine how my heart is.
    I also FF a lot, specially the last episode (mainly because I was waiting for the Spanish subs, they didn’t arrive, I began to read comments on the Beanie Fan Wall, I didn’t want to be spoiled, so I went with English subs, and by that time it was 10 pm, and on Monday I had to wake up really early).

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      I feel for your poor heart. Seung Joo and Dan were, indeed, a lot more interesting to watch than our main almost-platonic OTP.

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    I don’t think it’s an unpopular opinion. I think the first half was solid. Yes, cheesy but solid.

    The second half when they moved to Seoul was excruciatingly boring and over the top cheesy. In the end I only cared for Dan, her mom (The actress is truly gifted) and the Ducklings.

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      The way the Fanwall is gushing about the ending and after reading an article claiming the Show had surpassed Goblin in viewership and/or adoring fans, I truly felt like this was an unpopular opinion. oh well, glad to have companion in the not-impressed seats with me!

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    Many of us felt the same way.. After enduring (yes, thats the word) the last 2 epsiodes @13infamyss pointed out that CLOY was in last years bean count!!! not this years..

    The show started off great – It was wacky, a great set up, had fantastic humor, amazing secondary characters and saw some good emotional connect between the leads. I was rooting for them.
    And then it ran out of content. We had extended teary farewells, multiple fake deaths, even the villian didnt die, no progress with OTP relationship etc. And whats worse the episodes were brutally long. Towards the end I didn’t care of the OTP got together or not. I was exhausted.
    And then they had to do this to Gu and Dan. bad writers. bad.

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      brutally long is indeed a good way to describe the episode length. like, whyyyyyyyyyyy?!?!?!?!?!

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    I also finished it for the sake of that 1 bean, and because I have no other k-drama I watched at the moment. Also, I do think the super long duration for each eps didn’t help make the story any more interesting.

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    I think i love this show for the same reasons everyone kinda hate it. Like how i cheer when i saw the duration of the last episode is almost 2 hours 😂. But i can see why it could be off-putting for others. I guess that’s just the beauty of drama watching and thank goodness we have many other options that caters to each and everyone’s taste.

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    erghhh I can’t believe i avoided the fanwall for 4 days only to find there was nothing to spoil except for the unfortunate demise of Seung Joo. Beautiful as it was, ep 15-16 was really boring (other than ducklings/mum+uncle/ahjummas like everyone agrees). CLOY really could have done it all in 12 episodes. And i’m glad i’m not the only one who feels the same way as the unpopular opinion..sobs..

    One more thing, I kept thinking of Vagabond while watching the finale..esp the scenes w NIS..obviously there had to be some suspension of disbelief while watching CLOY but it really was getting too much in 15/16.

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    Same reason I haven’t watched it since ep10! Though I will most definately finish it sometime all for the bean!!

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CLOY: Dan\’s mom is honestly the best \”almost mother-in-law\” ever. I love how protective she is of her daughter. 💖💕❤️🤗

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    Best character of the whole drama. I love her so much. She is a real mum, who cares for her daughter and nothing more. She tells Dan: we can cry and mourn together, and then to HJ’s mum, the she has to cancel the engagement because her daughter loves another man. I cried rivers in that scene. She was only thinking about Dan. Oh, she was just amazing.

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It\’s almost 4:30am and I just finished binge watching all 6 eps of ITAEWON CLASS. I have zero regrets. I want moooore!
🥴😣😆😆

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    At the end I was shouting “Yes! Yes! Yes!” And the preview looks more amazing. Didn’t someone complaining about not knowing about those 8 years? Soon 😁

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      riiight?!?! I love it! Can’t wait to see how cold that payback will be on that snooty insecure Geun-Won and his overly authoritative & abusive daddy CEO Jang!

      Side note: actor Yoo Jae Mung is amazing. morphing so completely into CEO Jang’s character and to be sooo unlikeable and yet so enigmatic… * applauds * I mean, he was the affable dad in Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon! He was our favourite martyr doctor in LIFE !! and now: heinous business man. bravo!

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        Oh, he was that amazingly loving dad! He looks so old here!!! Some actors are supercalifragilistic👏

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          …exceptionally delicious (espriallydoucious sounds little bit like that 😉)

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    Good for him.

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    I’m still shocked by how this is somehow something to hide.
    It’s such a natural thing.
    Love is the most natural thing, as having a baby is.

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      riiiiight!?!? I am baffled.
      I know it’s a different culture but gosh, can an entertainer have a life?!?! (recalling the outrageous crazy-fan backlash over an EXO member dating a few weeks ago)

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The ending of STOVE LEAGUE ep.13:
I WAS SQUEEAAAALING!!! YEEEEESS! Go, Dreams, GO!!!

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When you find other African Beanies and stalk their FanWalls and their all-too-relatable content. J\’adore!
#BlackHistoryMonth #MulticulturalBeanies

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Episode 12 of CLOY was the funniest of the entire show.
Brilliant use of the fish-out-of-water trope. I had a really good laugh!

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    The ducklings are precious!

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      the first 30mins of the show, with all the missed-chances-of-meeting, was absolutely hilarious.

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Joining my Beanies on this
Day 4, Love, February

I would wear make-up for you;
You\’d say it\’s a mask and take it off.
I\’d dress up, doll up, to the nines for you;
You\’d say it was just an armor,
Gently fold it away and touch my naked skin.
.

I\’d dance for you,
Twirl and twerk, hip & hop;
A soft caress of yours would calm the hype,
And we\’d be back to being spoons,
Quietly laying on my couch.
.

To you, my flaws are but trivial;
\”Oh that?\” you\’d say with an eyeroll,
And kiss my lips, lift your shirt
And we\’d laugh at how perfectly
Imperfect we both are in our awesomeness.
.

Anger, sadness are passing moments with you;
Love love laughter and love
Are the k constant
To the physics equation that makes
Our chemistry explosive.
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With you, I admit I\’m wrong,
Albeit reluctantly but
It\’d always feel good and right;
To give in,
Just to be given so much more.
.

With you…

Love, February
(I wrote this almost 4 years ago)

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Oh SOOMPI, you know me all too well !
* beaming *
(don’t judge me. A married woman can dream…)

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YES! Park Seo Joon from “A Witch’s Romance!!!!
* does a silent/awkward happy dance at work desk *

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Every day, I look at my Errand Boy fanwall, hoping for a miracle… mercy…
alas, my life as an eternal Errand Boy continues… le sigh…
#PlightofaWearyErrandBoy

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    Hugs, me too, i even cut of JCW from my oppa list, my errands just don’t end.

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    Jumping from rooftop to rooftop is tiring. I feel ya, my fellow Errand Boy. Let’s keep jumping until we find that perfect spot on the rooftop. Fighting!

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    *pours you a foot soak tub*

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@pakalanapikake
I absolutely LOVE your Beanie level: Unemployed slacker in a sparkly tracksuit !!!!
*beanie finger hearts*

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    Why thank you, @kethysk. It’s been a while. <3 <3 <3

    I'll let you in on a little secret: The danged thing is drafty in the winter. And you wouldn't believe the static cling that builds up when the humidity is low. My frizz looks like I stuck my finger in a light socket. I regularly get zapped. Then, in the summer heat, the sequins adhere to my fundament — and they crunch whenever I sit down. A real PITA.

    I'd better get cracking and resume posting voluminously so I can shuck off my Sparkly Tracksuit Of Unemployed Slackerdom and bequeath it to a deserving maknae. I’m hoping to inherit one of @lollypip‘s snazzy gently-used Contract Girlfriend ensembles — since she has moved up to CEO’s Overworked Secretary. I wonder when that happened?! 😉

    Cheers, and a belated Happy Lunar New Year! 😉

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      CEO’s Overworked Secretary?!?!?! Oh MY!!!
      delightful Statuses to have, my Beanie friend!
      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
      *all this is alien language to non-Beanie people*

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    I want to reach this level so bad, but I’ve been an Errand Boy for a little over a year now 😭

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      oh, doll, don’t get me started on how long I’ve been an Errand Boy… ha ha ha ha ha

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Crash Landing On You, ep6.
While this show has indeed rekindled my fondness for Hyun Bin😍, it has also helped confirm one thing: action scenes are truly NOT (or no longer??) his forte. The suspense of disbelief was reeeeally hard to muster during those scenes because ooh they were lame. 😅😅

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I just started ep.1 of CLOY (@ min 15 now) and
… what kind of bad CGI is this…???
How could no one have known about a tornado touching down???
Should I keep watching…????????
*click*

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