Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

Since I’m a wrongly accused fugitive right now, I feel like I should change my avatar to a picture of Dramatic Lee Joon-ki

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In this episode, guests Odessa Jones and @pogo1 join me to discuss #MeToo and the Korean entertainment industry, toxic tropes in kdramas, and how things might be changing.

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    Also, @festerfaster pops in with some important insights, and @saya was more behind the scenes this time. (Darn this 200 character limit!)

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    YES!!
    I was just looking for something to listen to while I make lunch/eat.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Already commented on Saya’s post, but I only listened to a little bit and just have to say: jerk male leads must go! Wrist-grabbing must go! And I’m so happy that it seems that these characterizations are changing!

    I didn’t hear them mentioned specifically in the bit I was able to listen to (I jumped right to when you were talking about SIG 💖) but we need more Dong-hoons, more Gang-doos, more Se-hees~ some of my favorite heroes.

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      Absolutely agree!

      Ooh yes, I don’t recall if we mentioned Gang-doo, but I loved him so much. (You’re referring to Just Between Lovers, I hope?)

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        Yes, Just Between Lovers!

        I didn’t catch any of my personal ultimate favorites in the bit I listened to, but there are several heroes/shows mentioned that I haven’t had the chance to watch or were not on my radar, but they’ve now been added to the list! Thanks so much!

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    I agreed with all that you gals mentioned about being happy for the change to much nicer male leads, and actually that’s why I’m so happy with Lawless Lawyer, Sang Pil has trauma in his past but he never takes it out on Jae Yi and it’s pretty clear early on that he really admires her and likes her and he doesn’t need to hide it behind aggression.

    On the other hand I heard someone mention a lot Pretty Noona and it’s take on sexual harassment in the workplace and I remember feeling the same way early on in my watching but I ended up exhausted, disappointed and pessimistic about how will we be able to make effective change when it can’t be done even in a fictional version of our world.

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      We ended up pretty exhausted and tired out by Pretty Noona too (this podcast ep was recorded almost a month ago). At this point, we’re debating whether to even bother recording a post-show deep dive for a drama that let us down so badly. =(

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        yeah I can understand that because it might just be an exercise in frustration to talk about everything that could of been, but it could also be sort of therapeutic to just lay those feelings of frustration out and just let them air out so that they’re not pent up inside.

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Stars in My Pocket’s First Impressions series is back! Check out our eps 1-4 discussion/squeeing/incoherent noona love. @saya @festerfaster

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Part 2 of our Looooong Yak! This time we talk about Cdramas, including the estimable Nirvana in Fire! And @saya asks me and @festerfaster: How do we choose what to watch?

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    I missed this because I was in the middle of a slump. @saya loves NIF! *blows kisses*
    Don’t let the 54 episodes deter you @laica and @festerfaster! I wasn’t as disciplined as Saya. *cough* It took me a few episodes to get used to the storytelling style and the bombardment of character introductions, so I took a break after episode 12. But after episode 18 I couldn’t stop and marathoned it over a weekend.
    By the way, I finished NIF2. It was entertaining but more of a straightforward story, not the mind-blowing experience that was NIF.

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      Thank you for listening! It was actually @festerfaster trying to get the two of us to watch. Maybe we’ll have a drama slump this summer and get to it then? I definitely want to watch, my list is just so looooong :'(

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Part 1 of this month’s extrasuperlong Yak is up! @saya, @festerfaster and I discuss Misty, Mother, Mystery Queen 2, Radio Romance, The Great Seducer, Shall We Kiss First, and some older stuff!

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    *Super* agree with @saya on Radio Romance. I wanted to say it but I felt so guilty criticizing Kim So Hyun Because she’s so young… I mean it wasn’t completely her fault. The writing was off as well. I just didn’t feel the chemistry.

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I just want to take a moment to reiterate how awesome Beanies are. You guys are truly a miracle: an internet community that\’s consistently kind, smart, and hilarious. Thanks for 2017, friends. ❤️❤️❤️

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Our last podcast of 2017 is a Throwback Edition. Join me, @saya and @festerfaster and our special guest Odessa Jones as we talk about Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum’s dark, twisted melodrama Secret.

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Join us as we go back to school, and experience once again the highs and lows of being eighteen.
Tae-swoon and Eun-ho 4EVA

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    You know, we sound way smarter here than we did when we were actually recording. XD

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My full-length podcast debut, eeek! Join @festerfaster, @Saya and me as we squee over the awesome friendships and awkward romance in Fight My Way. We had so much fun doing this—hope you all enjoy! ❤

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First Impressions of Manhole (first 4 episodes) with @Saya – check it out! https://youtu.be/qg3xAZNgJMg

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Shi-mok: *looks at Yeo-jin with worry-face*
Yeo-jin: *dismisses the idea that Shi-mok might care*
Shi-mok: *pouts*
Me: *dies of cuteness*

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Oh man, this moment between Dong-man and Dad. Oceans of tears.

I love ALL the character relationships in this drama, not just the OTP.

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Those quiet, low-voiced confessions will be the end of me, Park Seo-joon. #FightMyWay

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, I\’m in rom-com heaven.

These heroes are giving me heart palpitations. #FightMyWay #SuspiciousPartner

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    Right?? After being in rom -com slump for a while, this is basically Christmas! I almost wish they didn’t come out at the same time just so I could have savoured one on it’s own with the other to look forward to when the first one ends #firstworldproblems

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      Hahaha so true! It’s an embarassment of riches. 🙂

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Mystery Queen, I love you, but the only way you\’re getting away with that ending is if we get a season two.

(With romance. Because Seol-ok and Wan-seung are obviously soulmates.)

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    I won’t even get greedy and ask for a romance. I just need a season two. ALL THESE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. WHAT.

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You guys I am COMPLETELY OBSESSED with Suspicious Partner.

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    SAME HERE.

    No need to question it like Bong Hee, I already know I’ve crossed over from love to obsession!!!

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    Same. I haven’t seen episode 6, but I think episode 5 found its groove in its romantic, comedic thriller genre mash. I’m all on board now.

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      Please watch episode 6 ASAP.

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        Just finished it. I just can’t get enough of these two. They are so awkwardly adorable but really smart. I like how we don’t sacrifice one for the other.

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    I don’t know who I’m in love with most at this point: writer Kwon Ki Young, director Park Sun Ho, Ji Chang Wook/No Ji Wook, or Nam Ji Hyun/Eun Bong Hee.

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    I love it too. 😊

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Can we collectively agree to finally retire the term \”womance\”? How do you all feel about \”girlship\” instead? (Any other suggestions?)

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    Womance does sound weird.
    Girlship is cute. Or maybe sisterhood (or is it too long? Less catchy?)

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    Womance is unnecessary. Where did that phrase come from? Is it supposed to be a response to bromance? Which would be interesting because bromance was coined to name the closeness between men that’s similar to female best friends.
    I like gal pals but probably use bestie more irl. Sisterhood always paints a positive picture in my mind. I love the image of women supporting and building each other up.

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    @gadis I like sisterhood! But you’re right, it does lack some of the catchiness of bromance.

    @dramalava Yeah, it’s an unfortunate attempt to find a female equivalent to bromance. It’s interesting to think of that origin for bromance when now it’s by far a more popular (and buzzy) dynamic in dramas than great female friendships. You’re right, bestie is more practical, but it’s also not gender-specific, so it doesn’t have the special status that bromance has somehow gained.

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I can’t believe this show is almost over! </3

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SO MUCH PRETTY. Yay for the new site!

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