Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

This episode was so damn hard. But this drama always manages to comfort us by showing that there is more to life than it might seem and that there is always somebody willing to help. It’s beautiful.

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My god, these two together… The best bromance ever 😍
(feat. Yoon-yi, I guess)

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Am I in heaven? Why am I crying? What is happening?

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Excuse me while I’m dying 😭

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    but why is he wearing that submariner uniform now I have to go check if we are missing one in the museum

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      Submariner, lol 😂 Well, I love that (submariner) coat. He looks so fine in it 😍

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No… *clutches one’s heart* The swoon… I cannot handle… 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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I couldn’t resist and watched a little bit of Hwayugi raw. And this entire scene… I can’t, this is so good.
Oh-gong, innocently asking what can you do in a motel room, while oh so casually taking off his fur coat. And he’s sitting on the bed, too. Is he really a Monkey King? Seems more like a fox to me (maybe even a nine-tailed one…)

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    OMO~ My Girlfriend is a Gumiho reference kekekekeke…

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      *wink wink* I just had to 😁

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        feels like such a long time ago since that drama…back when Seung Gi was still a cute puppy. Now he is a full grown man (still with cute puppy tendencies).

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          I know what you mean. When I heard about Seung-gi casting, I expected cute and mischievous, since he can do it so so well. But then I actually watched it and BAM! He suddenly got so damn fine! Army service really does wonders to some actors. The cute is still there, but I’m mostly swooning at his mature and hot vibe 😍

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            Riiiiight? I can’t stop staring at his jawline. I was seriously not that into him before. I mean he was a cutie and could act but I wasn’t attracted to him or wanted to fangirl over him but now…jeez. Talk about hitting me with the steam train of hotness.

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            I got to know him through The King 2 Hearts, and while I did loooove him in that drama (it made me watch Gumiho, because I wanted to see more of him), I don’t remember him having a very strong effect on me. I did swoon, but it was mostly because of the situation or his dimples and cuteness. But in Hwayugi… Seung-gi wearing that damn fur coat, having this cocky, badass attitude, sporting the new, short haircut rendered me speechless. It should be illegal to be this hot.

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            Omg how did I forget about King 2 Heart. Him and Ha Ji Won was fire. But yeah there’s something different about his aura and portrayal of Oh Gong. I mean I wouldn’t mind being pestered by ghosts and demons if I get to keep this hot monkey by my side. Actually…watching the creepy stuff on screen freaks me out so maybe not.

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            I would take all of those evil spirits, if that meant he would be next to me. I mean c’mon 😏

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            You can have him, but could I borrow him just on Sundays?

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            You can take Saturdays as well 😃

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            OMG!! You are the BEST!!

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Eh, this drama… It was not bad. It looked pretty, was well acted (the supporting cast very good), and the plot was okay. But something (the execution maybe) made it so agonizingly boring. I was struggling to get through the episodes, because it was just uninteresting. Even my love for Yeon Woo-jin and Dongha could not help. Maybe it’s because I liked their previous projects so much, so I was hoping for something better? Le sigh.

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    I think the writing was off in terms of pacing. Plus they made us care way too much about Jung-joo’s brother only to kill him. I like all the leads enough to finish it, and the direction and acting were excellent, but yeah, it definitely fell short of expectations. I was hoping for a bit more of a rom-com , a bit less legal thriller (like Suspicious Partner).

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      I liked Kyung-ho so much, and just when he started patching things up with Jung-joo they had to kill him. It was so damn sad and unfair.
      I also liked the leads, and I think both them and the rest of the cast did a great job, but I really wished for something more. I cannot really explain what I wanted, but all I know is that I am disappointed.

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        100% agree. I haven’t watched the last two episodes yet but I don’t expect to be blown away, so I’m putting it off.

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          I did watch, and yeah, I was not blown away in the slightest. It gave us the closure for most of the characters, but that’s about it.

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    The cast really tried, the execution was the reason I endured it to the end.
    But I feel like the romance at last 2 ep was just there for viewers/OTP or shipping sake.
    I don’t know,it just doesn’t feel right to me.

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      Yeah, I know what you mean. Eui-hyun suddenly went from one to a hundred in his pursuit of Jung-joo. They did explain it (he was holding back because if Han-joon), but it still felt out of place.

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Noooooooo!!! How am I supposed to survive until the next week? HOW?

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I’m dying. He’s all like “Bitch please. A chair? Who needs a chair?” So proud of himself too 😂😂😂

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Just when I thought I couldn’t love Yoo Seung-ho any more, he gives me this. I feel so spoiled 😍😍😍

P.S. The preview though. Anxiety level is rising…

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That scene… So mature. So hot. *bluuuuush*

And then… Siblings. Can’t kill ’em, even if sometimes you wish you could 😠

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I know I sound like a broken record at this point, but this drama is just so so perfect. It’s such a thoughtful, hopeful and beautiful story. It’s during times like these, when I find a gem like Just Between Lovers, that I truly feel grateful for discovering this amazing world of k-dramas. It ain’t a mere addiction, it’s a lifestyle ❤

P.S. Are you guys alive after the ep. 11 preview? I’m not sure about myself…

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    I watched it 4 times already. Now that I finally understand what they are saying, I cannot stop crying.

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      I may be doing fine for now (the cute parts of the preview are helping me), but I know I will be bawling my eyes out next week.

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    I think we, JBL loving beanies, go around saying the same thing every week, this show is beautiful in all aspects, the acting, writing, directing, cinematography, the OSTs, everything is perfect, this show knows how to get to the viewers in the best way possible, I feel things I didn’t know I could feel before, I LOVE THIS SHOW!

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      Sadly, I can upvote only once. I couldn’t agree more. Besides being a very well made drama it also has this “something”, this extra factor that is difficult to define. It makes you feel for the characters more, enjoy the OSTs more, stop to look at the beauty of the drama for a little longer. It also makes you rewatch the most memorable scenes, and amazingly, you find something new each time. Ah, I think I could easily write an essay about the feelings you experience when you find a wonderful drama like this one, there is just so much of it. Let’s stop on this: I also love this show very very much!

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    hehehe i read this post RIGHT after thinking “omg im becoming a broken record. the beanies are going to get annoyed at me.” BUT THIS SHOW!!!! yes. its everything. ❤❤❤❤ im so so so glad i found it, and so glad to be sharing it with so many enthusiastic beanies!

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I’m currently waiting for my bus and slowly becoming a brick of ice, it’s freezing. All I can think about is “How convenient would it be to have a fur loving Monkey King waiting for my call, ready to warm me up”. On the other hand… He would probably end up stealing my scarf. Damn it.

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In my head I understand, I really do. He knows he’s broken, so he doesn’t want her to get affected. He wants to protect her from the pain and struggle, because he knows all too well how it feels. But in my heart… I’m angry. Why does he think he’s not good enough for her? Why is he making a choice on his own? Why is he pushing her away, even when she keeps on searching for him? But I also feel for him so much. He’s so pitiful and lonely and just when he started to feel a little bit of happiness (when Grandma told Moon-soo that he stopped taking the pills after meeting her, I died), he feels like he doesn’t deserve it, and runs away, thinking it will be better for her, and not sparing a thought for himself in the process. How much pain he’s going through, how scarred he is, it breaks my heart.

I adore Moon-soo. She is one of the best female leads I have ever seen. She’s so caring, smart and polite, but does not take bs from anyone (I’m looking at you, Joo-won). I especially love the scene where she challenged Kang-doo, asking him who he is to choose for her. She is the one to decide where her heart goes, not him or any other person. How awesome that was? And the way she does not give up on him, even if Kang-doo himself seems to have given up, it’s so beautiful. Don’t let this girl go, you fool!

This drama, seriously. It’s going to be the death of me. I love it so much, even if it hurts me.

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    so well said! it’s so nice how different they are, and how the complement and balance each other out. that scene when he let go of her hand and didn’t come to her when she expected him to – was so sad to see, because you know they want the same thing, but kang doo, I guess, is just not ready for it and feels he doesn’t deserve her. when, i wonder, will he realize that /he’s/ the one who makes her happy?

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      Yes! They are different, but that is why they are so good for each other. The influence they have on each other is gentle, but it’s changing and comforting them. I love it.
      I wouldn’t say that he’s not ready. Notice that at the beginning it was him so was starting the conversation. It was him who first hugged her, held her hand. I think he is more than ready to take this step, since he’s been lonely and in pain for so long, but he’s running away because it scares him. He’s afraid she’ll suffer because of him, he’s afraid he’s not good enough to bring her happiness (he’s not dumb, he knows how other people see him) she deserves and lastly he’s afraid of the feeling itself. It scares him to care for somebody when he already lost so many people he loved. But I’m hoping that Moon-soo will not give up easily and get through to him. Or even better, he will realise just how much she means to him and run to her to make things right.

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        Yes, I agree with you, it’s not that he isn’t ready, he finally found someone who could make him feel happy, someone who tells him what a wonderful person he is, someone who understands him and maybe that’s why he’s scared, he never allowed himself to feel like that before, he never found anyone who makes him feel like that before! I do really hope he realizes that soon, I don’t won’t him to beat himself up for all the thing he isn’t because he doesn’t have to be, I just want him to realize that he is a person who deserves to be happy, he is worthy of her!

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          +100! He is more than worthy of her, he is such a good, beautiful person. Moon-soo can see it too, that is why she’s unwilling to give up on him easily.

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        Yes! I didn’t get to phrase it right, but you said it better! I just hope they both find happiness in the end, because they definitely deserve all the love and happiness in the world. I don’t think Moon Soo is anywhere close to giving him up, so here’s to hoping he sees that and she perseveres even more. 🙂 I love these two characters so much huhuhuhu

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    It breaks my heart so much that he thinks he doesn’t deserve her because he’s too broken for her, because there is too much pain and he doesn’t want to burdun her with that, he doesn’t realize that she’s been healing from that, she’s fixing him little by little! When he didn’t turn and started to walk away from her you can see him hurting himself by hurting her, when he removed that rope and jumped in that boat, UGH, it just killed me!

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      Exactly. They were both healing each other this whole time. He needs to realise that his presence in her life is not something bad, it’s actually a blessing a disguise.
      Ah, when he ran away from her twice(!), I was almost ready to throw something at him, but then, seeing his expression when he was leaving her, my heart broke for him. I need some happiness for both of them, and need it fast!

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        Yes, he needs to know how much brighter Moon-soo has become after meeting him, how much she is opening up!

        I know a lot of the beanies are really frustrated and angry with him but when thinking how much he is hurting, too, I can’t be, I just want to give him a hug!

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          Yup, my frustration evaporated the moment I saw his face. You could clearly see that he was forcing himself to act indifferent, and it just hurt so much. Junho is doing such a great job with this role, he’s amazing.

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Oh no, poor Puppy… Breaks my heart just looking at him 😭😭😭
Forgot how good Lee Won-geun can be when he gets serious.

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Ah, why does he keep reminding her that his feelings are fake? That mean Monkey 😤 The way they left him out of the group chat – he deserves it. Pouting will not make me change my mind. (Ooookay, if he pouts more maybe I’ll reconsider…)

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    I actually kind of like that he reminds get it’s take. It’s going to push her towards the group and a more complete life.
    Plus it’s going to bite him big time where it stops being just the bracelet …

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      Well I guess you’re right. But it’s just so soul-crushing when he keeps repeating that the moment the bracelet is off he’ll kill her, that this feeling is not real and then he ends it with an “I love you”. It’s just so painful, because you can see that she feels comforted by his presence and help.
      Yup, when he will fall for her for real, things will get good. She won’t believe it, he won’t be able to comprehend it, it’s going to be amazing 😀

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        I know! It bring me to tears every time. I’d rather have the angst now though, in sprinklings throughout than dumping it on us in giant noble idiocy gestures in the last three episodes.

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          Oh, if you put it like that it makes sense! I would also prefer to have a little bit of angst here and there, just enough to make their relationship more interesting and layered, than getting it all at once. But I think we won’t avoid noble idiocy, especially considering this world-coming-to-an-end scenario that they hinted.

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Also, this guy. Can’t choose between him and the one who gave it ❤❤❤❤❤❤

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My god, this is THE BEST thing I have ever seen. He knows it’s fake, but he still loves her, because he can’t stop. How genius is that? This dynamic has so so much potential, both comedic and romantic. And the angst that can come out of this… When his real feelings kick in but he’ll disregard them, thinking it’s the bracelet. When she falls in love with him, but she will be convinced his feelings are fake. I get excited just thinking about it. Only Hong sisters could come up with something like this. I love it.

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Poor Dongha… 😢

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Another song-related post. This one is just 😍😍😍

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