Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Please allow me to take a little step further on His Royal Hotness scene. If DB decides to kill my account, I know I deserve to die.

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Christmas time calls for a family GIF story.
I recently have pulled my younger cousin into the drama rabbit hole, which of course, is a satisfying albeit selfish accomplishment during a year of low bean count for Kimbap. Cousin is much encouraged by how much easier her Mandarin seems to roll off her tongue after watching A Love So Beautiful this past week

so yesterday she starts to watch the next Netflix recommendation, which naturally is Meteor Garden.

I was so impressed by how she could watch Chen XiaoXi with Not-JiangChen the very next day without experiencing rom com whiplash and was about to promote her from her drama intern status when she asked “Oh, are the two actresses the same person?”

Cousin, you just watched 20+ hours of the actress Shen Yue in A Love So Beautiful as a high schooler to Shen Yue in Meteor Garden as a college student and not recognize her? That’s it! Your drama face blindness makes you an intern once again.

Happy Holidays to Beanies the Drama Pros!

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    p.s. As you may suspect, this post is also an excuse to post more Dylan Wang GIFs 😅

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      I haven’t watched more than one random ep of this drama, but those who did watch it certainly seem to have fallen victim to this 20 year old boy’s charms. 😅😅 Quite the noona killer.

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        You have no idea…

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        And a hyung killer too. I really look forward to his next project.

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          😂 *amends statement to include hyung killer too*

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            lol. No amending necessary. Consider it a contribution. lol.

            Have you watched any C-Dramas lately G?

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            No, I’ve only watched Nirvana of Fire sometime in the middle of last year. No other C-drama. Their length is rather daunting. 😅 I couldn’t even complete NIF though I liked it quite a bit.

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            Their length can be rather daunting, but, they’re actually not that much longer than most K-Dramas. Lets say the average K-Drama is 60 mins long per episode, and 16 episodes per series. That’s 960 mins. The average C-Drama is 45 mins long per episode, and 50 episodes per series. That 2250 mins. Hmmm…wait.

            Let’s try the longer K-Dramas that are 80 mins long per episode at 16 per series. That’s 1280…You know what. If they’re really good, they go by super quick. Sometimes they’re way more watchable than K-Dramas. Not Meteor Garden though. That’s something of a hot mess.

            Anyways, the pointed I intended to make was that I find many a C-Drama male lead to be really charismatic in a way some K-Drama males leads aren’t. It’s really weird.

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            Drama math is officially my favorite kind of math, @hades! 😂
            ROTFL @ hyung killer 🤣🤣🤣

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            😂😂😂😂 that math is beautiful. Also re the male lead, @hades – in what way? Is the C-drama male lead more believable than the K-drama male lead.

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            @greenfields Not more believable per say. Just different. The dynamics between the two leads is also different imo. @kimbapnoona, how would you describe it?

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            I have been thinking about your question today @greenfields and I am not sure if I can provide good assessment since I am quick to chuck the difference to relatability even though I grew up in Taiwan which has its own distinct culture.

            I do feel that, perhaps similar to @hades, that many of the Chinese leading men are oozing of charisma and swagger not only with the older actors like Wang Kai but even in younger generation like Deng Lun and the newbie Dylan Wang. Perhaps they are their have this distinct manly sexiness about them when Korean actors in their 20’s generally are appealing more in a cute way? I am grossly generalizing but that’s my first reaction.

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    That last GIF priceless.. may be I should finish MG. I dropped it after all the Caina stuff.

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      Once you get over the Caina hump,

      the drama gets much better -Shancai becomes less frustrating, and Ah-si more adorkable. I would recommend it if you are in the mood for a light rom com (the angst never lasts long) and likes the original story, but do be prepared of a few WTF moments! In the end I don’t think the show takes itself too seriously so a measured watch with appropriate expectation will be a recommended approach.

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    That’s so funny! But understandable since my sister is the same and cannot remember faces or names of the two dramas she’s watched with me. On the other hand, my mom who has only watched five dramas with me thinks she recognizes everyone even though she is totally wrong😂

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    My daughter really enjoyed LoveO2O more than any kdrama she’s seen, so we’re stickibg with CDramas for her too. Next up, ALSB, my favorite Cdrama ever. It’s so weird sharing these with her because I had nothing to do with them when my mom watched them 30 years ago.

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      😆 My cousin watched O2O during Thanksgiving and she was absolutely enamored with all its fluffy glory! As a drama novice, it was hard for her to get into the distant tsundery Jiang Chen and fell victim to SLS.

      @ally-le, I am in the opposite situation with my mom! My mom rarely watches dramas so now I am the one who is actively trying to get her to watch dramas with me when I go home! 😂

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    Meteor Garden and DiDi’s face on my feed on Christmas Morning? Thank you for this gift Kimbabnoona!!!!

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    That last gif!!! GOLD!!!

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No words. Just. So. Cute.

My favorite Bogummy expression in episode 8

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For the past couple days when I met with people, the first thing I did was to check whether or not they have fluffy brows. Curse you BeautyTap! 😱😂

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    So what percentage had fluffy brows?

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      The majority, but the majority of that majority I suspect have their fluffy brows shaped by nature, rather than nurture.

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        How do you get fluffy brows if you don’t naturally have fluffy brows? Implants? Special brow shampoo? Tiny curling iron?

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          It’s a multi step process (some of us weren’t immune to the fluffy brow ad at the top of the page).

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            Hahaha @blnmom brow implants and special shampoo all sound plausible to me! Love to see a little tiny curling iron….I wonder if there is a toy version for toddlers to be like their big sis and mommy?

            @ndlessjoie I not only clicked on the link but googled further on this fluffiness…..wow….there is a whole new world out there, kimbap!

            The fuss:
            1) Using Anastasia Brow Wiz, start by drawing a light line underneath your brow from the inner corner to the outer corner, in the shape that you want.
            2) On the inner corners, starting from that line, draw light strokes upwards, as if you’re drawing in individual brow hairs. Don’t over do it.
            3) Blend in the pencil with the spoolie on the end.
            4) Using Glossier’s Boy Brow and starting from the roots of your inner corners (again), lightly stroke up. As you move outward on your brows, move the strokes in an upward and outward direction. Don’t overdo it on the Boy Brow. 1-2 strokes through any area is good enough; it builds quickly and can look flat when overdone.
            5) Using the spoolie on the ABH brow wiz, comb through your brows again.
            😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴

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Not sure of what this week’s Last Empress may bring after what had transpired when Halmeoni’s threw down her gauntlet

But @justme’s fear for his Royal Hotness may come true

Hey you never know! This show is THAT batshit crazy

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Attention Netflix: please pick up Top Star Yoo Baek immediately and sub them the way the show deserves! Episode 4 has officially elevated the show to cracktastic status with the magical balance of hilarity and heart.

Reading erotica for the first time induces Kang-Soon to fantasize writing her own, and she is in luck for easy inspiration! Top Star-ssi is right there on her island for an extended stay. Feeling has been awakened.

*queue horse neighing sound effect with slow soul jam*

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    Gratuitous wet shirt GIF

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      😂😂😂😂😂😂

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      I’ve been waiting for better subs, but……

      Am I the only one that wants them to fatten him up a bit?

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        Am I the only one that wants them to fatten him up a bit?

        @egads, your question pierces into the essence of this noona’s existence. I have a strong innate urge to feed, kimbap and all other deliciousness in the world.

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        @egads, more seriously to answer your question -Kim Ji-Suk has always looked slender in all the dramas I have seen him so your thought does not cross my mind so much. But recently I have noticed some male actors have slimmed themselves down quite noticeably, including Ahn Hyo-seop in 30 but 17, Song Jae-Rim in Clean with Passion for Now, and even the boyish Jang Dong-Yoon’s face in Just Dance seems much more angular. For my own personal preference, I miss their fuller, rounder faces, and hope that they are not suffering too much to lose all these weight.

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          I haven’t been a follower of Kim Ji-suk, but while his chiseled torso is very nice, his face is so thin, that I want to give him carbs. It doesn’t help that the character limits his food intake, so that may be fueling my need to feed him.

          I also miss the fuller faces of the three boys you mention. Korea, let the actors eat, abs are all well and good, but a little padding is attractive too.

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      Thank you immensely for the gratuitous second gif!
      @pakalana-pikake is there a fan club for Kim Ji Suk’s abs? And biceps? 😂

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      I’d love that. Stuck on ep 2. I wonder if they or Viki take requests?

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      Lol! But yeah, he’s definitely hot.

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      Funny enough, I can legitimately imagine Jeon So Min being as someone who would write erotica 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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        HAHAHAHAHAHA @bebeswtz, totally. I have only seen JSM in 100% of Anything, but I can definitely imagine her writing erotica. I mean what else would a girl do to amuse oneself on an island without internet and TV? 😆

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          She’s such an outgoing and wacky (in a good way) actress that isn’t afraid to put herself out there and make herself look silly or ugly and is just so care free 🙂 I’m glad that “Running Man” added her

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    If this was properly subbed, this would have been a great Rabbit watch, too. 😂

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    This drama is just pure gold. And thank God I can watch it with Indonesian subtitle.

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    Lol. This may or may not be how it earned extra beans from me.

    This show is my jam.

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Memories of Alhambra seems to pique my old ball & chain’s interest and he does not watch dramas. Waited for him to watch MoA Ep4 together since Sunday and I decided earlier tonight that he was not really that into it, so I watched the first 10 minutes when he arrived home from work……
Kimbap Ahjussi: “Hey, you didn’t wait for me!”
Kimbap Noona: “Oh you do want to continue watching? 😊 ”
KA sits down and joins.
KA: “Has she played the cello again for him?”
KN: “Uh….you mean guitar? 🙄”
Few minutes later….
KA: “Have you talked about this with your Beaner friends yet?”
KN: “Beaners?? 🤔😂 Uh No, I have been trying to avoid spoilers for the last 3 days.”
Toward the end of the episode:
KA: “Wait, go back. I think I missed some important information!”

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! He is hooked! 😭 🎊🏹🎉💃
Writer-nim, you better deliver til’ the end! Otherwise Kimbap Ahjussi might swear off dramas for eternity!
@egads, is your husband still watching?

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    Yes, though he won’t admit he’s hooked. We are still at the stage where I just turn it on and let him slowly take the bait. I can’t make any fast moves, or any indication at all that he is enjoying it, but I did see that he has downloaded the Netflix app on his ipad. He’s headed out of town this weekend, and I think he’s preparing to catch the new episodes on his own.

    Kimbap Ahjussi–LOL
    Beaners?–your ahjussi is cute

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      😂 Compare to my crude tactic, @egads you are at least 4 levels up utilizing super stealth mode in your effort of making drama allies!

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      “Beaners” – I like it!!!!!

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      I tried the same tactics as Egads, but when he finally sat down, it was all the boring parts where no action was happening, so I have FAILED.

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        The key is to catch him when he is already sitting (and perhaps playing a game like Mr. Egads was doing). Appropriately placed gasps and laughs may make him look at what you are watching to see what has made you react so. Even if, ultimately the process is still a failure, you will always have the enjoyment of Hyun Bin’s bad boy dimples gracing your screen. A win no matter what.

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          LOL I sense a drama written basing on all of strategies! Is it so wrong to want our partners to take pleasure in the thing we treasure @jenmole and @egads? As Hyun Bin would describe as……MAGIC!

          @mayhemf, Kimbap Ahjussi did ask during episode 4 during the pregnant ex sobbing outburst scene when HB would log back into the game again 😂I had to try hard to entertain him by engaging in discussions of logic fails.

          I am really really hoping that PSH’s character will become much more integral to the plot soon, and not just serving as a wet blanket of a romantic interest. She deserves a meatier role!

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            I want her to pick up a sword and cause some damage. Better yet, both the real life PSH character, and her virtual counterpoint Emma, should work together to make Hyun Bin regret his bargaining tactics and lowball offer for the hotel and intellectual rights of the game.

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    Beaner friends. 😂😂😂

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    I am a beaner friend now! We keep getting new names hahaha

    Kimbap Ajhussi (why are you Noona and he an ajhussi? He should be an oppa!) is so hooked!

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      🤣Hahahaha good question, Beaner friend!
      I think I unknowingly did not even consider “oppa” as an option because I would like to reserve the that title for the men in my life on screen…..hehe

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      Clearly Noona wants her romance, but doesn’t want the same for Oppa- hence he is Ajushi-fied ; ))

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    LOL. I feel ya sister!!
    My husband is watching with me. He watched Mr.Sunshine too. I think as long as the plot moves at this pace he will continue.
    But he said he didn’t like the female lead and ask if she is a star in Korea!!

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By the way events unfold, The Last Empress might end up my most enjoyable drama of the year. The show’s takes no prisoner attitude is my kind of batshit crazy.
Aigoo Princess, I will watch your crooked turn to the ruin til’ the end. I will.

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    I’m halfway through ep 3 – this is one crazy ride! 🤣🤣🤣

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      I feel that each episode gets crazier than last, but tbh with the show’s insane pacing I cannot keep track. 😅Each episode surprises me with a different kind or source for crazy!

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    Glad to know im not the only one enjoying this!

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      Watching it together with Beanies greatly amplifies the fun! Join @justme‘s snark watch this Sunday at 8 PM EST on Rabb.it if you can @parkchuna!

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        i have no doubt it would! it’s just the timing doesn’t work so well for me but i’ll try to join if i can.

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      I have never laughed so much in SUCH a long time. *rewatches Car chase(s)* *rewatches animation sequence*

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    Yaaaay!! I’m so happy you’re enjoying it!
    It most defintely is the most entertaining drama for me at the moment, but I have to say it got 5x better and more enjoyable thanks to you girls! You’re all my favorite tribe <3<3

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There is no Naked Fireman. No. None. 😡There is only Half Naked Fireman!!!😭😭😭
False advertising is the root of all evil in drama consumerism!
*shakes like a novice model with stage fright*

#Dr.YeReëxamined #DramaBetrayal

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In reaction to American manufactured days for celebrating consumerism, today is “Giving Tuesday” and is one that we should participate in celebrating our wonderful community! If you have not yet checked out @saya, @laica, and @festerfaster’s excellent podcasts Drama Over Flowers, please do! The podcasts are funny, intelligent, and informative about the dramas we love and the things we love to hate!

Support our Beanie Minions’ hard work and help them purchase better recording equipment through Patreon by becoming Maknae ($1 a month), Hoobae ($3), or Sunbae ($5).

https://www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers

#GivingTuesday

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    Thank you for posting this. I’ve been meaning to contribute. Now how to explain to the husband for this monthly charge…

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      😆 @jenmole you mean that you don’t have a secret drama/K-pop account?

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        LOL, I don’t! I figured one CD here or there would get mixed into the other charges. Though recently purchasing concert tickets, I told him ahead of time I would be “spending a lot of money”.

        BTW, I watched the two subbed episodes of Top Star. It’s hilarious even though the subs are fan subbed and they missed some context. Are the Chinese subs any better?

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          Just finished the 2nd episode of Top Star (how hilarious is it that Top Star is what islanders address him 😂) and with the Chinese subs I don’t pick up any missing context but my tired brain was also not exactly sharp to pick up all the nuances either 😅

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      I have a vague “budget” in which I support new writers, artists, and other causes. Drama Over Flowers fits well under this umbrella, and they have provided me a lot of new insight into dramas and more. As my husband “supports” sports, I feel I am well justified in giving my small contributions to the arts.

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        Gosh, I sound kind of like a smug philanthropist when I really just want them to continue the podcast so I can listen and talk (and sometimes disagree) back at them. The reality is that I’m selfish, and hope they will someday be able to produce more episodes per month.

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          😂😂😂 LOL at “vague” budget
          Heck, any budget to support what we love is money well spent (but still better spent on dramas than sports 😉)

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            If I were to actually know the total amount I spend on books, etc. I think I might hyperventilate. Thus my bookkeeping is a bit, shall we say, slapdash.

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          hehehehe @egads your hope is our hope!

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    uwaa! I just saw this! THANK YOU for the shout-out, that’s so awesome of you! And thank you even more for taking the time to listen to us, we seriously value you so much and wouldn’t be able to do any of it without your *moral* support. Hearteu hearteu! <3

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    I totally missed this–as I do most things on the wall–but I’m glad I happened to end up on @kimbapnoona‘s wall. If you’re (my fellow beanie) reading this, I do encourage you to listen to some of their stuff. I’ve listened to three of their podcasts thus far and they were enjoyable! Like most things like this, you’re not always going to agree, but it’s awesome to hear discussions about the things you like. I hope they can eventually partner with DB because I think it would we an awesome feature. Maybe they would blow up and not even need DB, hehehe.

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      If JB and GF no longer wish to produce podcasts, it would be wonderful if Drama Over Flowers partner with DB to reach a broader audience!

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        lol. I completely forgot about the JB and GF drama podcast review thing…

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    Aw, you’re the best @kimbapnoona! Sorry for noticing this so late—I’m in the midst of writing my final papers. Thank you so much for all the love and support! ALLLLL the oppas for you! ❤️❤️❤️

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At first I thought Fluttering Alert was junk food, but it has surprisingly transformed to wholesome chicken soup –at the end of a long tiring day, it is the comfort food I want on the table. The OTP is just wonderfully genuine and has such beautiful easy rapport with one another.

These are just a few moments from episode 7:
She completes him and he acknowledges it in such an adorable low key way

She loves to be touched by him and wants more

She teases him and he welcomes it warmly

The cute is bringing me all kinds of giggles and giddiness, which makes all the other trite drama cliché insignificant and barely noticeable.

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    Watching these gifs almost makes me want to see them to be together in real life. But naaah, Chu Jung-myung is MINE!

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    Okay I’m.adding this drama to my to-watch list!

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    These two are so darn cute together, they completely carry this drama. That it’s based on a web novel makes me hopeful that there’s enough plot to make me watch this for 16 episodes. I want 16 episodes of happy cuteness with some sort of story.

    *ignore that – I’d probably watch them for 16 episodes, even if nothing happened*

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      Ditto. 😍

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        I didn’t realize that this is based on a web novel! I love episode 7 because it is almost all OTP, with just a few seconds of that head scratching chaebol daughter shenanigans.

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          I loved ep 7 because when the mother reveal comes, he takes a couple of minutes to compose himself and then talks to her completely rationally. No tantrums, no screaming, he just does the right thing – looking terribly upset about the whole thing.

          Also, I was happy that it came out so early, so that if the mother wants to redeem herself, she’s got half a series left to do that in.

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            😂😂😂 @cloggie, I was typing almost the same comment below while you were making yours!

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            Oh @kimbapnoona that’s funny!

            Well, it was a really good moment and different from what you’d normally get in a kdrama.

            Are we turning your fanwall into a fauxpen thread again for a non-recapped drama?

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            Episode 7 has been my favourite by far as well. When he asked his mum why she wanted to send him back into that household knowing the childhood fire was targeted at him, I think my gasp echoed hers.

            Also, when she found out he’d been setting the table for her all these years. Even though I knew that from the earlier episode, it still made me deeply sad for both of them.

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            I do love so much how Woo-Hyun handles the news..,he took some time in the hospital hallway to sort out his own feelings with the lies and betrayal, and then confronted his mother in such solemn yet gentle way.

            His reaction to his hyung’s betrayal was great too. His immediate reaction was not “how could you do this to me?” but rather to the effect of “how could a doctor do such a thing?”

            I was very happy that the mom felt ashamed immediately because I thought she was going to pile on more lies to make excuses for herself. What pushes episode 7 to be the best so far is that after that scene we get Yoo-jung going to his mother without a shred of resentment, purely on a mission to find ways to make her man live without regrets and to move pass this. It became super awesome when the mother was able to acknowledge how she has so much less ability to judge characters than her son ☺️

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            Hahaha those were the days @cloggie! I don’t know I want to jinx this drama by starting another fauxpen thread 😂

            BTW, not so enamored here with the pretend-gay BFF plot line here…..hopefully it will pass as quickly as I roll my eyes.

            Last night after watching episode 7, I just got the urge to make GIFs of this lovely couple because I want to be reminded of their loveliness as easy as accessing one’s own fan wall!

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    @kimbapnoona, Everything you just said about the OTP. I realised halfway through the episode that my face had started to ache from watching them on my screen! Chaebol/business drama aside, this show is lovely and just keeps getting better. The unexpected turns with his mother and the CEO in this episode made me catch my breath. I’m so looking forward to tonight’s episode.

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      I was a little surprised and delighted that the mom is finally turning around and realizing how terrible she is. It is great that this plot line is not being drawn out and the son is able to work through it and forgives her relatively quickly even though the mother deserves none.

      My heart broke for him when he found out the truth the first thing said to his mother was that he was relieved that she is not sick. 😭😭😭 What a beautiful person!!!

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        How did he turn out so lovely and balanced with such biological parents?

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          Hahaha @thatstp, the OTP’s interactions feel so real but you just posted out the fantasy element of the show! It would be almost impossible for someone like Woo-hyun irl to be so well-adjusted. He said the best revenge is to live a well-balanced and happy life for god sake!!!! 🤣

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            I loved that line… A sensible kdrama character at last!

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          Oops wrong tag! The comment is for Rev @dramafan12

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          @dramafan12 I think he’s very much driven by ‘not wanting to be like his parents.’

          That’s why he hadn’t dated that much – didn’t want to be like his five times divorced mother – and made his own career – didn’t want to be like his money-grabbing chaebol father.

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    I love this drama for it’s OTP cuteness. To think I almost didn’t watch it.

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      Me too! I thought it would be terrible – and the first 2 episodes weren’t great – but now I really like it.

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        I have watched many dramas with cute OTPs, but this pair feels special in a distinct way. They come to realize their feelings quite quickly and cherish each other’s company without hiding anything. The pretense is only to be considerate of others around them. I don’t want a single thing changed about either of them. Like the show continually points out, they are both good people.

        I will be so upset if the show takes their easy and warm interactions away from us!

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    I haven’t watched episode 7 yet because I’ve been cooking for Thanksgiving. I’m finally finished, I’m practically home alone since everyone has gone out holiday visiting. Time for me and my otp. After reading the comments about episode seven I’m excited!

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    I just watched episode 7. OMG!!! How cute are they?!!!

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    I’m powering through 10 miles for you, noona (you were right about the 30 ep mar, I’m on 32 and it’s already better) so I guess this will have to go next on my list!

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    @kimbapnoona, @manohira, @cloggie, @thatstp, @dramafan12, @greenfields
    It warms the cockles of my heart to see fellow Beanies enjoying the delicious “chicken soup” that is Fluttering Alert/Love Warning/Tingling Advisory. (I love your soup metaphor, @kimbapnoona!) I could stare at these GIFs all day.

    There’s no denying the drama is tropey but it just all melts into the background. (See the list and comments on @egad’s fan wall.) What’s more significant is how the show is sui generis in its treatment of humor as an essential element of romantic love.

    The appeal of this OTP is unlike anything I’ve seen this year. As @kimbapnoona said earlier, they engender a level of “giggles and giddiness” that transforms what could’ve been a banal story into essential, comfort viewing.

    When I look back at past shows with swoony couples, it seems that I, as a viewer, was doing a lot of the heavy lifting. Iwas projecting my sexual attraction towards the male lead. I was imagining the inner thoughts of the brooding, non-communicative hero. I was filling in plot-holes …

    But these guys? Holy crap. It’s my first time watching Chun Jung-Myung (Cha Woo-Hyun) and Yoon Eun-Hye (Yoon Yoo-Jung) and find them both equally irresistible.

    Think about your favorite BTS videos. Isn’t it the videos of actors laughing warmly together that makes you love the show more? Fluttering Alert bakes the laughs into the story, making the OTP all more relatable and loveable.

    I’m off to place some Thanksgiving leftovers on my DramaGods altar. I’m asking for the love story to stay on course and for a future project with these two leads again.

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      @tsutsuloo I first watched Chun Jung-Myung in Heart to Heart. His character was different from the one he plays here, practically opposite, actually, but I liked him a lot. He’s the reason I came to Fluttering Alert and, of course, he hasn’t disappointed.

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        Yaaas. Heart to Heart is on my watch list to binge over the Christmas break!

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          I love everything you said @tsutsuloo! You are absolutely right that there is no heavy lifting needed here. We who love the OTP can simply just sit back and enjoy their interactions like they do themselves. What a concept!

          It took me a little effort to get into Heart to Heart. The OTP is great but I really had to turn a blind eye to the blurry doctor/patient relationship. The story has a lot of heart and I was glad that I kept watching.

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      I have some leftover homemade mac n’ cheese for that alter!

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      Even the first instance of noble idiocy was resolved in a mature manner. Please oh please let it continue like this.

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        Now today is my turn to pay visits to family which is keeping me away from my OTP 😭 Glad to hear avot the short-lived idiocy and cannot wait to watch episode 8! Thanks for the update @thatstp.

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The Beauty Inside Episode 6: the OTP’s chemistry is off the chart!

We got our drunk meet cute

We got the awakening of feelings

We got the honest and open communication

Back to more face blindness skinship

SHIP! SHIP! SHIP!

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    Props to these two actors, cause this episode had the most chemistry thus far. I was disappointed when she changed back.

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    I haven’t watched the sixth episode yet but the end of episode 5 implied that Se-Gye’s new body is that of a high schooler… Don’t really want to ship that… But they’re cuuute!

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      Totally understandable! His age remains ambiguous and Kim Min-suk looks young here, somehow knowing that LMK’s real age is 28 stamps down any potential eek for me 😂

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        *KMS’s real age is 28, not LMK.

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          I agree. Since they didn’t know his age anyway, I just thought of him as being older and went along with it. Haha

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            Plus mentally, this was an adult. It’s like this – Edward Cullen looks 17 but is actually over a 100. It’s pedophilia! But people only care about looks so they didn’t notice it. Here Kim Min Suk may look like a teenager but he’s actually an adult. So I had no issues. Plus like I said, I just thought he was older and went with it.

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            hmmm… I’ll see how I feel when I watch the episode tonight. 🙂 And, I’ve had a problem with Edward Cullen for a loooonnggg time.

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    That last gif is…………..

    I’m fine

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    omaygahddd

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I am doomed.
I cannot look away from these eyes……these possibly psychopathic, serial-murdery eyes….
#100M⭐sHaveStruckMeBlind

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\”INTERESTING\” you say @javabeans?
Would mere “interesting” do the following?

Causes involuntary motor spasm to anyone in proximity

Makes an adult-size man look THIS sexy in purple

Causes temporary blindness of fellow men while walking

Makes me wish that all cakes is garnished with pineapple

Now to eternity, I am ready to defend @egads’ battle cry: Pineapple Over Perm!!!!

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Here are a few of the ways our heroine Qing Qing of Accidentally in Love is such a boss:

She dances when she is happy

She teases when he is jealous

She kung-fu high-kicks when he is in need of traning

She is not afraid to have her emotions on full display

She knows what she wants and demands it when she wants it

Credit to @jenmole for the GIFs!
Where to watch and synopsis in \”REPLY\”

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    @zetteceniza has posted instruction to watch all subbed episodes:
    http://www.dramabeans.com/members/zetteceniza/activity/596880/

    More and more episodes are also slowly becoming available on your garden variety back alley sites.

    Synopsis:
    If you are like me whose brain is mush at the end of the day and all you want to gnaw on is fluffy sweetness, Accidentally in Love might be your pancakes for dinner. This C-drama may logic fail you countless time (countless because arithmetic is challenging for my tired brain), but whatya gonna do? I am so in love with this drama puppy that a second is all it takes for me to forgive all the boo boo it makes accidentally.

    The heroine Qing Qing is an absolute boss who not only has 1 but 2 (or is it 3? Again, counting is fruitless in my state) hidden identities. A beautiful chaebol heiress raised by an overprotective grandfather, she sets off on her quest to find out more about her parents’ deaths by camouflaging herself adorably with thick rim glasses and painted freckles in their college alma mater (or is it high school, again, puppy I forgive you for peeing on my logic carpet.) Qing Qing is assigned as the desk partner of the most popular guy at school who is also an idol with popularity as adorably outsized as his ears (adorable threat alert! just like everything else in this drama.) Through her quest she rules the black market snack ring, take the snap out of the mean girls, and successfully tutors our hero, yes, math (win for learning!)

    Adorableness lasts 30 episodes with each episode is a breezy 30 minutes. Recommendation of skipping Ep. 26 & 27 for some uncharacteristic anti-adorable angst.

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    This is great, @kimbapnoona!
    Honey Butter Chips and Toblerone ❤️!!!

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vs


REALITY!!!!! REALITY!!!! I choose girl-taking-hold-of-what-she-wants-met-by-crescent-eye-smile reality any day!!!

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    I LOVE IT! A LOT TT______TT What a big change from that silly straw chopsticks!!!! They just feel so real. I just connect to the every single thing they do during dates.

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Kyung-seok’s mental self-defense advice provoking Mi-rae’s physical retaliation provoking smiles all around provoking embarrassing Kimbap high pitch giggles and hearteyes


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    LMAO, Boy is upping his flirting skills again.

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      I just love how more and more Mi-rae is her true self in front of Kyung-seok.

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        Yessss, she looks very comfortable. Outing themselves in front of everybody really took a lot of burden off her. Now she’s so carefree and relax.

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Yoon-Byul might be one of the coolest tertiary drama characters. Not only for how she handles so honestly her feeling for Sunbae but even more so that despite having to face his rejection she still insists on finishing her iced café mocha with a little cream.


Please upvote if you are like me who gets a little peeved when a glassful of perfectly good beverage goes wasted in dramas.

#MyIDisDrinkPolice

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    She is one of my favorite characters on this show, and I would like a spin off of her and rapper girl just taking on the world. No romance needed, they will just live out their dreams with coolness and aplomb and not let people’s crap make them doubt themselves.

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      I second that!! Hope some writers are reading these comments 🙂

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        Hear hear! Hyun-yung’s dream of becoming a rapper is curiously dropped from the story ever since the first couple episodes. I do hope that the Writer will at least bring more to her story besides her friendship with MR and her crush on Sunbae.

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          K-netz didn’t like this addition in the drama, so perhaps they scrapped this off in response to their strong criticism.

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            really? Since they added a friend (which was not there in the webtoon) they might as well make her a cool rapper, right?
            Not sure why people would have issues with it… sigh..

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    I love her personality.

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    All that wasted agli-e-olio!! Crying shame!

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      For all the recycling and public transportation taking in the show, why couldn’t it just take a couple seconds to show that KS packs all of that aglio-e-olio into to-go boxes? The environmental impact of food waste is no joke yo! 😭😭😭

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        Like seriously – that was the only thing going through my mind whilst the two were busy being cute and playing incognito.

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        Ah. That would have been too sweet. To-go pastas and dinner in a park/home.

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          They totally could have killed two birds with one stone!!

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            IKR? @mayhemf and @namedx. I mean he could have hurt his fingers reheating the pasta, cutting the cake, uncorking the virgin champagne and we still could have gotten our back hugs!

            So what does MR mean by watching a movie would take too long? 🤣 Or she purposely hooked KS into making candles knowing that would probably take even longer than 90-120 minutes?

            It is so cute that she ropes KS into slave labor into her part-time business, and he has absolutely no objection.

            Enlisting @13infamyss to provide a more detailed narrative.

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            Enlisting @13infamyss!! Sounds like a perfect role for our resident analyst!!
            She thought a movie would take too long and he will end up staying long. I guess candles take a long time too (I have no idea).
            I loved when her brain went into overdrive during the ‘take it off’ (mask) sequence :))

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            @kimbapnoona @mayhemf You guys, LOL.

            This definitely called for a bit of research on YT and google as I have never done any scented candles before. HAHHA. The things this drama make us do.

            Anyways based from here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VgY2gbneVo and here https://www.proflowers.com/blog/how-to-make-candles unfortunately for us </3 it doesn't take that long to make them :(( The longest duration was the stirring the wax (10-15 mins) or heating it up in the microwave (5 mins) until it melts. It's the wait for the wax to set that will take 2-4 hours. So unless Mirae meant that they needed to wait until wax is set too, I think she really meant it when she said making candles is shorter than watching movies. </3333

            Regardless, one looks "seriously" injured and needs to be nursed. Perhaps this requires an overnight nursing? 🤣🤣🤣

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            We thank you for your dedicated research, @13infamyss! What good is a candle if it isn’t set properly, right? MR totally wanted him to stay until the full completion of the project.

            I think KS does require overnight healing. I mean he already tested how comfortable he would be on her bed by sitting on it earlier in the evening. The boy leaves nothing to chances.

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            @kimbapnoona 😂 😂 I just replayed the scene again. He certainly didn’t like that there was actually a couch to sit on. Tragic.

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            @kimbapnoona @13infamyss
            Thanks for providing a hearty laugh on a Monday morning!

            He went straight to the bed – he doesn’t think about ‘what others will think’ ever! For him, that’s where he put Mirae when he brought her home. That was a special moment and he wanted to sit there and feel her bed.
            And MiRae is the exact opposite – her mind goes into overdrive and she thinks a million things.

            I love the simplicity of Kyung-Seok’s love for Mirae. He is just so focussed on his liking for her. No external factor is ever going to change that.

            This week is a relatively light week for me at work, so am hoping to go back and watch Ep 2 onwards and capture KS’s observations/interactions – now that we know he already likes her.

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            @mayhemf Please do!!!!! I would like to rewatch scenes in a new light with Kyungsuk’s attraction to Mirae in mind!

            I love Kyungsuk’s too! Like you said, it’s simple, but speaks volume. I loved that he never made us feel wary of his feelings for her.

            Siiigh, guys, it feels surreal that this week will be the last! I do want my weekends, and literally my life back, but I am going to miss these two TT____TT The withdrawal will be so bad, I just know it. It sucks too that I can’t find a preorder or survey for this drama’s director’s cut bluray. I need a physical copy of this drama to stack up on my shelf. -___-

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            @13infamyss
            “I do want my weekends, and literally my life back”
            can’t agree more. And this drama took some of the precious summer weekends/evenings. It would have been great if this were a winter drama – because I usually have nothing to do those weekends.
            Anyway, there will be some withdrawal symptoms for sure!

            I started ‘Ghost detective’ and liking it so far. I paused everything else Sunshine, 30n17. somehow, I would rather rewatch Gangnam episodes than watch new episodes of other dramas!

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            @namedx, @13infamyss, and @mayhemf,

            I definitely have rewatched the whole show because it is just so delightful and dispenses so much joy! I don’t know if you guys have checked out Rabb.it, but it has been really fun to use that platform to group watch with Beanies. I think it would be loads of fun to check out couple episodes (like episode 13) with you guys and we can type our comments and reactions in real time!

            Just thought I will throw the idea out there! 😉

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            @kimbapnoona I’ve never heard of it. Honestly my social media skills are very limited – I only know dramabeans, twitter and YT 😭😭 for drama source (I know more korean sites but I barely can read them)

            but def up for any place we can gather up and discuss! Especially since it’s final week and all.

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            @kimbapnoona @13infamyss @mayhemf

            Ooh I’ve been hearing much about the platform Rabb.it – never tried it though! Sounds like it would be a fun experience, especially for a marathon sesh!!

            I think it was lovely the way he revealed when he first fell for her, especially since it was pretty much the same night that he had clocked on that it was high school Mi-Rae – in essence, ep 1 was merely a continuation of the feelings he clearly already had for her since high school years, otherwise he wouldn’t have actively stepped it to protect her at every point.

            It was nice to have him say it out loud though, even though to audiences it was pretty obvious from the get go how affected he was by Mi-Rae. Come to think of it, he has always been aware of her presence, and would noticeably soften his gaze where she was concerned, right from the very first ep. If you go back to the scene in ep2 where they walk back to campus after he protects her from that evil sunbae, he throws a side glance as though to track her position when she’s walks behind him and slows his pace as a result. It’s all very subtle, but you gotta thank the directors for adding these details in.

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            @kimbapnoona @13infamyss @namedx
            I heard about rabbit after joining this site. I did create an account (mayhemf).
            I am not very good at binge watching or late nighting. If you guys are meeting to rewatch any episodes let me know, would be happy to join in.

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            @namedx And I love it too how he fell for her first. I always have a thing for K-dramas with male leads realizing their feelings on the girl first.

            RE: I totally give my hats off to the director! If it weren’t for him and his skills in directing mirco-expressions, we wouldn’t be here spazzing over little things in the drama. He seems like a fun director to work with too based from their BTS.

            I’ve got to comment on his accurate directing based from the BTS I’ve seen. In the scene where they were locked up in the dept lounge, Soo Hyang banged the door while asking for help from the outside. The director called her attention not to bang the door. It put a smile on my face, because director-nim was right. It’s very out of character of Mirae to aggressively bang the door. I love them directors who understand their characters well 🙂

            Link if you guys want to check that scene out: https://youtu.be/58hF7ohahRs?t=25s

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          @mayhemf omg same! And im only even watching just one drama with My ID is Gangnam Beauty, just only one (!) and that still had to be put in the back burner too cuz my mind basically is 100% clouded by Mirae and Kyungsuk. I’ve come to admit it that I just can’t do anything else until I see this drama to the end.😭😭

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      Now I think about it, he didn’t pay for the food, did he?

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      Omg, YES! I forgot which came first, but man, as much as I was satisfied to see Yoon-byul finish her drink, I was so frustrated and bummed to see Kyung-seok just leaving his two perfectly good pasta plates behind! I was like, “DUDE! You should’ve asked for it to-go before it even came out! At least TAKE IT with you!” Tsk tsk.

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    Yes!!! I always get peeved at the unfinished drinks! Like wae?! If I needed to have an important conversation with someone I would get straight to the point and not wait another ten minutes to order something that I’m not going to eat or drink! Like let’s just meet outside why go inside and waste money on something that is going to go the trash. Rant over, hehe.
    I totally slowed clapped when she finished the drink! I didn’t know I needed that until she did it.

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      Finishing her drink marks her as one of the few true genuis drama characters.

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        Seriously! We don’t ask for much, dramaland! Just that you have your characters finish their food after ordering/when it’s in front of them. Is that really so much to ask for? Sigh.

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    LOL totally, how many times have we seen two people going out for coffee to discuss something, discussion becomes heated, no one even has touched their coffee but already walked off the the cafe? K-dramas promote PPLs that they don’t ever use. hahaha (except for Subway I guess =P)

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      Even Subway. They take one bite of their sandwich and then get an important phone call and have to leave. Makes me nuts.

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        Darn it. That is so true now that you mentioned it. We really do need a Yoon Byul in a world of Kdramas full of food waste </3

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    Yes tbh I was actually shocked at that. I was getting ready to roll my eyes and go “typical kdrama characters walking away from perfectly good drinks” but then she did THAT. She’s great.

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    OMG YES! A thousand times YES! I was SO SATISFIED and happy when she FINISHED HER DRINK! It was the perfect opportunity to just get up and leave (her drink), but girl stayed cool, calm, and collected, and just, YES. The way she handled herself after Woo-young turned her down was so admirable. I can only hope to be as cool as her if I ever get into the same situation. Her finishing her drink was the cherry on top for me. Ha.

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Taking Public Transportation is good for the earth, but not for the weak of heart

Luckily uri Kyung-seoki is one with strong constitution

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Hand in Hand

Shoulder to Shoulder

Step by Step
#MyID’sSqueeSavage #mydognowhatesme

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    😍

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    Ugh I’m so proud of my children

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      I am elated that it doesn’t seem like Writer-nim will make us suffer one more long week of angsty anticipation, @mintkiri!!

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        Same! I was expecting ep 13 to be more angst, with the confession being delayed to at least ep 14 but I was pleasantly surprised. So satisfying.

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      Yeeeeep, them bbs are growing up so well. Definitely worth following them, seeing them grow every week.

      Really liked that the angsty didn’t last long too, and rather it gave us so much to love and appreciate. Mirae/Kyungsuk scenes aside, I am in awe by the bromance growth.

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    I’m still squeeing like I’m friggin’ 12 – they’re adorable! Loving the gifs! x

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      exactly my sentiment!

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        I made these GIFs when I saw the preview clips on JTBC YT channel earlier today, and was squeeing like a mad woman already.

        Now just riding on the high after watching the whole episode….my brain cannot muster anything intelligent to say from all high pitch squee…just OMG I ❤️ this show so much!!!!’

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      My head hurts from spazzing so much. I love it. I don’t care if this drama makes me feel like I`m in teenage years again tho it’s a uni drama. They’re so pure and innocent, I love them so much, they make me cry.

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    @13infamyss I am tagging you because if you are like me seeing uri OTP on loop will give you so much joy!!

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      THANK YOU for remembering me in the midst of extra them feels we are experiencing right now. I haven’t had the chance to rewatch, so seeing these gifs were everything. I cannot stop watching them. Why are they so beautiful.

      And the preview tho??????? They’re in Mirae’s room………………….. I am not over anticipating anything. I am not going to think about it. They are in Mirae’s room….. Nothing’s gonna happen, right. ****my mantra right now*****

      #MyIDisOverTheTopSpazzing #MyBedHatesMeNow #IamBangingMyHandsOnItSoHard #MyBFCheckedInOnMeWonderingWhatTheBangingWasAbout #HeHighlyConfusedLeftTheRoomAndImSureHesJudgingHardAgainButIDontCare #WOWImAwfulAtTheseHashtagingStuff

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        OMG @13infamyss, you are my hashtag queen!! 😂😂😂 These hashtags have captured pretty much the spirit of what was going on in my house couple hours ago!!

        And why are two of these world’s most adorable goofballs wearing face masks walking around in the preview? WAAAEEEE??? 😂OMG the show is gonna kill me softly again and again tomorrow. Bring it on show and no regret.

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          Lmaoooo they totally suit each other. They’re such dorks, I cannot. They’re setting new standards for dating. Can I actually guess who decided on this face mask while holding hands????

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