Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

Did I watch Secretly, Greatly just because I learned that Kim Soo-hyun is going to have a cameo in episode 10? Yes. Did I hold off watching episode 10 until I’ve watched Secretly, Greatly? Yes. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Do I now miss Kim Soo-hyun like crazy, and cried a little, and want him to be back in dramaland and sweep me off my feet with his acting and overall perfection? YES YES YES 😭😭😭

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    I’m looking forward to his return to our screens too! He has a lot of range but I don’t think he has taken on a character where he can show his full potential yet. I’m hoping Psycho but It’s Okay leans more towards the slice-of-life/ light melo genre.

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      When I think about his acting skills, the first thing that comes to my mind is one of the scenes in YWCFTS. There was this interview-like part of the plot, and in one of the epilogues Do Min-joon was asked about his upcoming return. In the matter of seconds Kim Soo-hyun completely broke down and started sobbing, and I remember that I was floored the first time I saw it (and many times after that). It was so heart-wrenching and genuine that for a moment I forgot it was a drama. I don’t know if he’s shown his full potential anywhere yet, but that scene was truly brilliant, and absolute heights of acting performance.

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Also, can I just say how much I LOVE Hyun Bin in this role? He’s so damn good I’m unable to take my eyes off of him…

(I really want that picture on my wall, it’s perfect 😍)

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    This role has rekindled my love for him as a k-drama lead!
    I had really tired of him playing absolute jerks, but Ri Jung-hyuk is SO sweet and I love that he he’s showing us more of this side of him. 😍😍💖💖

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      Yeah, I mostly remember him from SG, where he was very over the top, and intense (to contrast Ha Ji-won’s stoic character I guess). I never doubted his acting skills, but that role is kinda outdated. In this drama he’s like the perfect male lead: respectful, swoony, caring, loving, funny, badass, adorable… You could go on for ages, really. He’s really made a good comeback with this one 😍

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        Yessss, it’s an amazing comeback!
        It seems like every decade, he gets a smash-hit drama.
        2000s was My Name is Kim Sam-soon, 2010s was Secret Garden, and he’s starting off the 2020s the right way with Crash Landing on You.

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I finally got through most of my exams, so obviously I had to pick up a new drama! I’ve been rewatching bits and pieces of some of the older dramas lately, and one of them was Secret Garden, and after that (and a hand-crafted sequin tracksuit) the choice for the next watch became obvious. And…

I really, really like it. It’s epic, it’s beautiful, the characters are meaty and interesting, and the plot is fast-paced and the action gripping. I joined kinda late in the game, but I’m still really enjoying it nonetheless.

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Also, I just finished The Secret Life of My Secretary (also on YT…), and as much as the drama itself was nothing spectacular, the soundtrack was just perfect.

The moment I’ve heard this beautiful tune, I knew it was somewhat familiar. I did some research, and turns out the composer (Kim Dong-hyuk) made some of the tracks for Come Here and Hug Me. And let me tell you, that soundtrack was one of the best I’ve ever heard in a drama. This one is almost just as good.

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Lately I’m super addicted to YouTube. I spend hours watching panda videos, gaming videos, commentary videos and of course k-drama related videos. So imagine my surprise when I noticed that SBS released a bunch of their dramas there, fully subbed and all. I fell out of drama watching yet again, but this brought me right back in.

I rewatched (of course skipping boring stuff I already know about) A Girl Who Sees Smells, Greasy Melo, Beautiful Gong Shim, a little bit of Scent of a Woman and my all time favourite drama to rewatch, Master’s Sun. Oh, how I love this one. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of it. I’ll always come back, always swoon over So Ji-sub, always laugh at the wacky humour, and always get feels when I hear this music.

P.S. I’m in the middle of my exams. So yeah… I got my priorities straight 🙃

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    Master’s Sun was my first K-drama, so it will always be special to me as well!

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      My first k-drama was You’re Beautiful, but Master’s Sun was in my first 10 I think. And I too treasure it very much 😁

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I just read the news, and as a fan of EXO I couldn’t be happier for Jongdae. Boys look so youthful that I sometimes forget that they are all grown-ass adult men (Xiumin will be 30(!) this year), and getting married or having kids is perfectly normal.

I’ve read some negative responses though, and once again I cringe at how disgusting some people that call themselves “fans” can get. I don’t understand how could you hate on the fact that somebody you support is happy. It’s sickening. But there is also a lot of positivity, so I’m glad Chennie is getting support from loyal EXO-Ls.

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Turns out Wookie not only smokes but ALSO has tattoos? Not sure about the smoking bit, but those tattoos look niiiiiice…

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    I get somewhat surprised when I hear a Korean (especially male) doesn’t smoke. We have a large international student population and Koreans make a large sum (they have a specific hostel) of it. I can’t possibly know even half of them but I can tell you this, I’m yet to meet one Korean guy that doesn’t smoke. The competition between them, the Europeans and the Arabs is fierce!

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    He posted this IG story of him smoking and 100% trying to look cool and it was a turn-off tbh. If you smoke in your personal life whatever (it’s gross but you do you I guess) but going on social media trying to make it look cool is such a teenager thing to do, ew.

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      I don’t really know what’s with his IG these days. Starting with this smoking post, which seemed so forced and weird, and now he’s spamming with his LA (I think) getaway. I’m not saying there’s something wrong with it, but he’s never posted so much before, and I find it a bit strange. I just hope he’s doing fine, that’s all.

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        I thought it was weird, too. Never seen him post much and now suddenly he’s on my IG feed every time I open it lol

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        It seems really out of character – maybe he’s trying to change his image?

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      who is he?

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        Ji chang wook, he was the lead actor in Melt me and Healer.

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    I saw a few of his posts on IG and I’ve kind of gone off him now.Maybe it is the lingering aftertaste of his character in Melt Me. Glad he is having fun, I hope the IG algorithm stops pushing his posts on my feed.

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Two years.

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Dammit, each and every release of hers is so perfect ❤

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When Ji Chang-wook finally stops running away from the fact that he’s wasted around four months of his life (fresh-out-of-the-military life) on the absolute disaster of a drama.

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    And his agency when he fires them?

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    he wasted his time before the military as well with k2..suspicious was also just ok

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      The K2 at least was demanding in some way, with all the action scenes and fast-paced action. And Suspicious Partner, while it was nothing spectacular, had a nice story that was actually executed well, had a ton of awesome supporting characters, and most importantly Wookie clearly had fun while shooting it. So I wouldn’t call either of them a waste of time, since they are still more enjoyable than this nightmare.

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        So he’s just being pretty in this drama? Fortunately I dodged this one.

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          Yup, that’s basically it. Both him and Won Jin-ah are wayyyy too good for this mess.

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    How did I get into this situation?
    How do I salvage my career?

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Before I dive into the newest episode, let me squee over this one more time…

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Dedicating this song to Nokdu and Dong-ju, because they really need to learn to tell the truth. Would make all this drama a lot less… dramatic.

(Btw, I love this song. Taemin can do no wrong 😍)

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    I absolutely adore this song! The whole album is really good.

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What a cute and enjoyable story it was! I think it’s the first drama I’ve watched that had so little conflict, and you can imagine how cool that was. It was just our leads figuring out their relationship, and I loved every minute of their (at times) awkward and (overwhelmingly) adorable journey.

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FINALLY. Took you two a long goddamn time.

(But also: kyaaaaaa, finally!!! Yay! ❤❤❤)


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This scene started it all… A while back I saw this scene on Instagram while scrolling through some drama-related posts, and once I saw it I knew I HAD to watch the entire thing. One simply cannot say no to this much cute ☺

#noregrets

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    Ohh, so cute! What drama?

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      Put Your Head On My Shoulder.

      There isn’t much of a plot or conflict. It is just an adorable show about these two relationship.

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        One of the nice things about this show is that it takes the long view. From the moment they met to gradual friendship to romance and beyond, despite all their foibles, misunderstandings and aggravation. Because it’s 24.5 eps., they have plenty of time for this. It can be frustrating for Beanies like me who are used to a drama timeline (first kiss by ep. 9), but these two are so cute, it’s not so hard to be patient while their story plays out.

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          They are so sweet. I planned a rewatch before I was 5 episodes in!
          I just need a couple more hours in the day!

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    Love these two.

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    I rewatched this scene like 4x in a row because it was so cute 😍 They are so cute together and had such great chemistry with each other.

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The sound of you calling my name.
Your voice, I want to hear it.

This is just rude, I don’t appreciate it at all. How dare he? Almost gave me a heart attack.

(I want this imprinted on my wall here, and on my mind forever…)

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You think “wow, what a nice comeback!”. You’re casually jamming, as the first verse builds up… And then the chorus hits and you get annihilated. I did.

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She has a voice of an angel.

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If something bad happens to those two, I’ll flip. They are so damn perfect together it hurts 😭



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Haru’s dedication level is so admirable (and so damn sweet too 😍😍😍)

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    and it is that same dedication that made me realize I don’t like girls who are on 24/7 aegyo mode, “take my selfie right or I’ll pout”.
    🙁

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      Oh c’mon, give Dan-oh some slack 😉 She’s over the moon happy with his return, and it gives her those insane levels of energy. I didn’t really receive it the way you did, all I saw was an excited girl playing around with the guy she adores.

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