Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

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I don\’t want a Beaniebox. I don\’t need a Beaniebox coupon. And if the popup makes it difficult to load and navigate this site, then your traffic will drop. It seems counter-intuitive, right?
Right?

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    download AdBlock and AdBlock Plus and Ghostery… works for me, i see none of the popups… and please give them a few bucks (it’s voluntary)… i can enjoy other streaming sites without having to deal with the popup nastygrams, etc…

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    I sent a message to them through the contact us button at the bottom of the page.

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    I gave them my email address (as they have it anyway…) in the hope that this would make it stop. It didn’t.

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    Why bombard me with adverts for something not even available to me? I can’t and don’t want to get it, Dramabeans.

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    Yes. And even with adblock…im pretty shocked it’s right there…

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Finally, somebody in a time travel show asks the right question
Also, this scene was surprisingly funny for a show with such a dour tone

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Someday or One Day is SO GOOD. It’s so rare for a show with a supernatural element to be so real, so emotional and so raw. If you haven’t already picked it up, please do. You won’t regret it.

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At episode 14 of Heirs, KES finally gives up and just puts on the BL tag we know this show needed from day one.

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    So, are we going to give her the benefit of a doubt? Was she pulling a smart move all the time and playing games with the broadcasters and the viewers a la The Untamed?

    Spoiler: No, she wasn’t. We have seen her other shows. Although… there WAS a tiny bl storyline in Secret garden, and she DOES usually have noteworthy bromance and rivalry arcs… Hmmm

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Well, shit

Unfortunately this just means I have to get crazier. I don’t want to be an entertainer-in-training (who even am I? I don’t know!).

I want my sparkly tracksuit instead!

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Of coursssse they are

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Oh dear Lord, now the other brother is doing it too.
Is this genetic or something?

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Where are you, ToD?
Quick!
Hurry!
They’re RIGHT THERE. You can take them out in one fell swoop!
Save us, @sincerelytod

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The answer is ‘yes’. Please, God, yes.

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@kethysk @midnight @amy1009 for PHS
And @ndlessjoie who asked for a Bona/ Chan-young scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN4dKbDlcDQ

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    You know, they could have made the FL rich too and make this drama all about rich kids just fooling around.

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    I actually kinda liked them. So she was the overly jealous one and he was the friend of PSH right? Ugh! I hate that I am remembering…

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    I need to learn to proofread better.

    If only the whole drama were mocking well used tropes. I have a weakness for Kang Min Hyuk but I already watched Hospital Ship for him so I’ve suffered enough.

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    lawdahmussy, I’m not sure what I just watched… dear PHS… why… whyyyy?!?

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🎶Love is the Moment🎶
… you slam her against a concrete wall and she stands there, pinned and clearly terrified, while she endures your assault.
So romantic!

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    Eww you reached this point. YOU HEARD LOVE IS THE MOMENT. How are you still watching?

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    Gross. This is when some martial arts training would come in handy.

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    Yeah, I’m pretty sure this is the one where they purposefully forgot to tell PSH that this was coming, to get a more ‘realistically’ scared reaction. Blurghhh

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      That’s awful. I hate it. I hate every part of it.

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        I just watched and episode of Prosecutor’s War, where someone who was forcefully kissed, filed for sexual assault. Just because in this case there were cameras rolling, doesn’t make it any less horrible for PSH. Even more so I’d argue. And, knowing this, whenever someone whinges about her lack of kissing skills, I feel like manning a barricade on her behalf.

        Just compare it to the lovely bts footage of INAR where two actors discuss what level of physical contact the other would be comfortable with, and you can see that this was a complete break of trust between the two leads.

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          Every time I complain about skinship in dramas and how weird and antiseptic and asexual everything is, I remember that the alternative is possibly female actors beings forced into scenes they’re not comfortable with – and with men who are revealed to be rapists on, like, a daily basis.

          I’ve just been watching some of the excellent second season of Sex Education and that has lots of sex scenes and physical intimacy and nudity in it. But they use an intimacy coordinator on that to ensure everyone feels comfortable. But I imagine, with the shooting schedules that Kdrama have, there will be pressure to skip that and just force the actors to do what the director wants whether they’re comfortable or not.

          Considering the way that PSH responds to all her love scenes, I can’t help thinking she’s generally uncomfortable with it. Is it possible that her work on Heirs is the reason why?

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            Based on my very limited acting experience (which I wrote about here http://www.dramabeans.com/members/cloggie/activity/803077/ ) it wouldn’t surprise me at all.

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            I found the “love story” so very little real, and PSH suffering on every scene she shares with LMH. I think her character is so intimidated by this bully. Really, I still don’t know how I managed to finish this drama. I guess I hadn’t discovered the FF button. It would have prevented so much agony.

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        No, it’s not that one. That comes a little later.

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          My mistake – not having watched the drama, I didn’t know that there was more than one forced kiss. Should have known better

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            Yes but this was part of the script and that wasn’t.idk why why why is this even a thing but unfortunately it is still done. In fact I think it was quite a thing back in 2013 and that time. Recently i saw it in a Chinese drama Go Go Squid where both male and female leads did that to each other in two scenes and people were squeeing. I get it, they are friends, that still doesn’t mean they can do that, well that wasn’t raken any seriously but it’s still not good.

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    Been a while since I watched that. Hated it, never finished – mostly due to scenes like that.

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🎶Love is the Moment🎶
… you ignore her bodily autonomy and begin to treat her like an object apparently.
So romantic!

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And then I think about thinking.
And then I think about how I’m thinking about thinking…

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They really really really don’t.
Ever.
I guess Dramaworld was right and this is a fictional realm where the laws of physics are different.
Also Never Twice (at least the main plotline) seems to be exactly what I’m in the mood for right now.

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No other comment required
@kethysk

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I watched the first two episodes of Heirs and have not yet dropped it. In fact I will be continuing it on the weekend. Party in the recaps.

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Heirs: A Tale of Discord

It was sometime around three o’clock in the afternoon when the conversation turned, as it sometimes does, to db levels. I have no idea why we even monitor or care what our db level is but our antagonist, Al, is an enigmatic beast; choosing its victims and beneficiaries based on strange opaque ranking systems and it is sometimes a great sense of victory that comes with besting it.

Naturally @sicarius, whose obsession with this labyrinthian and byzantine system mirrors her interest in archaic languages – and who has spent much time in tracking the behaviours of Al in the hope of shedding light on its arbitrary and sometimes devastating decisions – produced some of her dusty data on the clear weighting differentiation between the fan wall and the recap pages.

Our baby Bea, @lugirl131415, the youngest maknae in our maknae line, expressed a wish to level up. And so we exchanged much mirth on the idea that we should park in one of the older, larger, but now abandoned recap threads and have a very strange, very geeky, very Discord party. We are strange but our crazy is our commonality and our combined strength. No one can touch us when we’re United in Weird.

This suggestion brought forth some others on the destination of our Drama Party – Healer! Heirs! – at which point Lee Tennant (that’s me) admitted the awful and terrible truth.

I have never seen Heirs.

So, after much incredulity, mocking and, yes, some envy – a lot of Beans also wish they’d never seen Heirs – it was decided.

Lee Tennant (that’s me) would watch an episode of Heirs a day (or more depending on the availability of the sustenance she would require for such an Odyssey i.e. shitloads of alcohol) and then we would comment in the recap section until it reached 1000 comments. With comments hovering near 700 for many episodes it was decided this would not be too difficult an undertaking and our Baby Bea would hopefully level up and discover the joys of running Errands for all eternity until you start to wonder if Errands are the scope of your entire life and running is all you’ll ever do.

Joining us for this endeavour is also my fellow glutton for punishment @katakawasabi and of course my partner in crime always, @egads. Also @ndlessjoie maybe? I am uncertain on this point.

If you’ve seen Heirs or even if you haven’t, feel free to either a) endure our crazy, just for now or b) join in!

We shall defeat Al AND Heirs, our antagonists two. Even if it kills us.

PS I believe @ndlessjoie is taking bets on how long I last and, let me say, I chose to type this up after two minutes so…

PPS Angst shower

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When you’re trapped deep in the darkness, all you can do is to sit where you and wait until your eyes completely get used to the darkness.

So last year was my Year of Dropping and this year I was thinking, β€œHey, what if I just watch the first episode of everything and then drop the things that don’t grab me and only continue with the things that do”. That would mean I watch at least one episode of the bulk of dramas this year without committing to anything. Much drama, fewer beans. It was going to be the Year of Drama Speed Dating.

This intention lasted all of, I don’t know, ten seconds before I realised that even watching the first episode of Yoon Shiyoon chewing scenery in the Psychopath Diaries or the icky age difference in the romance, Touch, was too much to ask and also was I really expecting to completely change my personality overnight?

And while I would get a certain type of joy from watching something like People With Flaws just so I can document all the occasions where other actors are forced to fulfil the contractual obligation to refer to Ahn Jae-hyun’s incredible good looks, I suspect that joy would be overwhelmed by… everything else.

Am I even capable of drama speed dating?

I think not.

And so, while I was initially going to pretend my date with Black Dog was a speed date and not an initial encounter in an inevitable long-term commitment, I have decided to just be honest. I’m a serial monogamist. I go in with a view to commitment and I’m in it till the end. That’s just who I am.

So thank you to everyone who recommended Black Dog and @saturtledaisy who is nearing Boksoo levels of propping. The first episode was great. Admittedly I’m less enthused about the inevitable education corruption and politics aspect of it (been there and done that in a Castle in the Sky), but the female lead’s emotional journey is just as interesting and I love that she has a strong female mentor, rather than the usual old man.

We’re not speed dating. We’re proper dating. See you in the recaps.

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    b l a c k d o g

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    I love Black Dog. It’s really good.

    Glad to see you on board, Chingu

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    1st-episode watch doesn’t work for me because more often that not, I will end up watching the whole thing. That’s why my watch list often differs from my planned list 😅

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    I’ve also been on a spree of drama dropping. Just focusing on watching one episode or so of a drama feels a lot more manageable than the whole show if I don’t like it. I still find ones I want to watch/ finish- it just takes me a bit.

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Why is Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim suddenly a gothic novel?

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