Beanie level: Errand boy

Korean cheekbones seem to get so much attention here (see exhibits A, B, C, D)
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/mindy/activity/748363/
http://www.dramabeans.com/2019/04/her-private-life-episode-1/#comment-3445970
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/snarkyjellyfish/activity/681948/#acomment-682161
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/egads/activity/759667/

So I thought I’d share… 40+ years ago when I was teaching English in Taiwan one of my former students told me you could tell Koreans apart from Chinese by the cheekbones. Of course he didn’t know how to really describe them in either English or Chinese so he had to resort to “that way” or “you know”, which I didn’t at the time because I hadn’t seen enough Koreans. Later back in America I had some Korean co-workers and finally knew what he meant. Now I’ve spent too many hours watching too many Kdramas and I’m more like “What other kind of cheekbones are there?”.

And for what it’s worth, Askakorean dot com once tried to describe how to identify Koreans by looking at them and DIDN’T mention cheekbones, although they were mentioned in the comments.

http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2008/09/ultimate-korean-looks-list-how-to-pick.html

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    The comments were much more educational than the article itself.

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Day 6 of My Fellow Citizens had the campaign adviser / Prof Cha / Noface give a scary good explanation of American politics.

Go ahead. Watch it for yourselves. I’m not going to try to explain it.

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    I’m not completely caught up – but all the talk about con-men becoming politicians is depressingly real sounding. So I’ll just continue watching Haechi while wishing we had a leader like that. sigh…

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Which Kingdom are you talking about ? (Haechi 19)

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If she tried, couldn’t she find someone who wouldn’t keep rejecting her? I think I know one.
But kdrama people are just like that, I guess.

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    It’s hard to stop feeling certain way, especially if your crush is constantly around you, after all the heart is not a servant.

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The dark side of kbeauty?
(Big Issue 10)

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Creative/misleading editing. Snarkasm. They make it soooo easy. And fanservice for the ladies.

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Remember a few months ago when Dramabeans announced a new buyer?

http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/11/welcome-to-our-new-editor-stroopwafel/

I suspected it was the Korean government (who else would have the money and motive?)

But what if the new owner is our friendly neighborhood spammer-bot??

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    lol oh man I guess I really did take a decent sized break from dramas and drama related stuff because it’s my first time reading this announcement

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Guess what! Asianwiki has the exact same mistake on their Park Ha-Sun page as their Ha Ji-Won page.

At least I *hope* it\’s a mistake πŸ™‚

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If the kpoop scandals spread to actors, how long till a lead in a currently-airing drama gets caught? Then do they:
1: Cancel the show?
2: Write him out of the story?
3: Keep him and try to tough it out?
4: Replace him with another actor?
4a: Without any explanation in the story?
4b: With an explanation involving surgery?
5: Replace him with a sock puppet?

http://www.asianjunkie.com/2019/04/04/2-movie-actors-a-model-reportedly-involved-in-a-molka-group-chat-similar-to-jung-joon-youngs/

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    2 and 4a. I prefer 4 and 4b though.

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    I vote for 4b: explanation involving surgery.

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    I really want to see 5.

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      5 is my favorite too. Just once in my life I want to see the female lead in a deer-in-headlights kiss with a sock puppet πŸ™‚

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    5 seems like the best option to me.

    I’m sad for all the people who lose out because of one sketchy actor/singer, and some innocent people might get caught in the crossfire, but otherwise I like this trend. Now if you don’t want your whole production (=money) to go down the tubes, use decent people.

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    4 happened in a j-drama I was watching before. The scandal might have been drugs or something. The in-drama explanation was short and funny (“you look a little different, did you lose weight?” or something) and they moved on.

    5 is the preferred option though.

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      This used to happen in American soap operas all the time. It was disconcerting at first but after a while you just got used to it.

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        I can still here the voice over that would announce the change during the new actor’s first scene.

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      Happened in Return. The replacement actress cut her hair and they moved on. I was not really bothered by the change.

      Sock puppet would be more interesting to see though 😆.

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    Re-cast and re-film parts that scandalous actor has already flimed…. Just like they did for “My Ahjussi” when Oh Dal Su was accused of sexual abuse during the #MeTooMovement in S.Korea and replaced with Park Ho San

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      Park Hosan was really good in that role. I can’t believe he didn’t get offered it at first.

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    4. it’s a chance for another actor, although 5. is tempting.

    BTW, Choi Tae Joon left “Hotel DeLuna” over “artistic differences” buahaha.

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    either 4a or 4b, I’m fine with that
    6. replace with best supporting actor of all time, piano-ssi? lol

    *patiently waiting for the name to be revealed so I can check my bias list*

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    Who’s listening to Frank Sinatra? I’ve heard he was an ass⚫ to women… I even like Kevin Spacey as an actor, but as a human being he’d screwed up big time. So maybe they should put a statement before you watch something that the actor is a trash and why and that they don’t agree with him and they didn’t know about his personal affairs while filming the movie…

    I don’t know, but JJY looks like he’s a serious womaniser and was raised in a society which doesn’t care about welfare of women too much. His mental growth stuck in puberty when hormones control brain, that’s such a pity! He should be put in korean student’s books as an example how not to behave and there’s nothing like this acceptable in normal society because it’s spreading everywhere this kind of behaviour between young people, even some girls participate and are laughing at others, there’s no emphaty what’s so ever. In history look at Casanova, he even published his affairs which can be comparable to today’s secret filming and sex obsession.

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    5 would be hilarious, but either 2 (with the explanation for his absence being totally embarrassing and undignified) or 4a with an actor who looks nothing like the original but none of the characters notice

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But you aren’t very sad about the competition being out of town, are you?

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That Psychometric Guy For those of you who aren’t watching, male lead can “read” past events, memories, etc, by touching things. He gets clues to murders by touching the corpse, etc.

He says the most sensitive part of the body, the part that gives the best read, is the lips, not the hands, so the first time he tried to read the female lead he kissed her instead of holding her hand like she expected.

If lips really are best and that’s not just a cheap excuse, how come he didn’t kiss any of the corpses?????

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    =.= and this is the male lead. why. is. the. world. like. this. evolution. failed. us. men. suck.*

    *apologies to you Lord Cobol, I’ll exclude you and hades from that generalisation.

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      I just want to clarify for Lee Ahn’s sake, that when Jae In said she didn’t want him to psychometrically read her, he did not touch her at all. That was for six episodes! Now, she said that she did want him to try reading her and gave him permission to touch her. Also, they were flirting quite a bit leading up to this.
      It’s not like he just randomly met a girl and kissed her.

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    Or at least touch the corpse’s lips by hand…

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    This would be a very different show if he was going around kissing corpses…

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No \”Big Issue\” this week, because of their \”big issue\”

https://www.soompi.com/article/1313766wpp/sbss-big-issue-makes-changes-to-broadcast-schedule-following-editing-error-incident

This reminds a bit of the scheduling big issue in \”Spy Myung-Wol\”, which also starred Han Ye-Seul.

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    Are you implying what I think you’re implying…

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      Is she jinxed? Those are the only two shows I’ve seen her in, so her average is not good…

      FWIW, I Myung-Wol was one of my first kdramas, and it helped get me hooked. Back then I wasn’t following any k-news and didn’t know about live-shoot, so I had no idea what was going on when the TV showed that weird highlight episode instead of a new one.

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Well, I hope so…

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Yes, it’s a kdrama, in case you forgot. And time to revisit the archive.

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    The thing with kdramas is they have to emphasize the non sexual thing, as if they want to show that a guy is a gentleman if he’s timid with sex.

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      lol. I would be worried that he is hiding something :))

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      That’s the thing I find weird as well. Jung-rok was talking about “protecting” Yoon-seo by not having sex with her (without asking for her opinion on the matter) as though we’re supposed to find him chivalrous or something but it just…made me feel icky.

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        But then he asked if he could cross the line… or did I misunderstand?
        And even in that scene above, he said he was joking about the script, so I took for granted that he was talking about having sex again.

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          I posted too soon — right after I saw the 3rd screen shot and before I got to the joke part.
          If I had watched another minute before posting I would have included a shot of the joke line, and the caption would have been something like “Thank goodness, for a minute there I thought I was watching a kdrama.”

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          No, you didn’t misunderstand. I was just being grumpy about the thing with the pillows, which I felt was unnecessary. I guess they did kind of redeem themselves with the scenes that came later, so I’ll try to keep the grumbling to a minimum.

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            In this case I found the thing with the pillows funny, because she was so clearly frustrated, but he was so late to understand – as always – and proud of his “protection” that I found him adorable like a little boy.

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Who are you and what have you done with the Korean?

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    I didn’t like some things about this couple in the final episode… in this scene above, for example, it seemed that she didn’t want to have a career (or, at least, a too successful career) because now she was a girlfreind, and maybe she would be a wife in the future (it was the impression the scene gave to me). Then, I didn’t like the fact that he chose their future house without telling her, and that proposal… very, very far from romantic… :/

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Time for some dedicated Beanie to check how many outfits he has worn in every episode and calculate how many suitcases he should need.
(Touch Your Suitcase, finale)

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Don’t you mean “ramyun”?

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Like Beanies?

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What other kind of Secretary is there? And they always know.
(Waikiki 2, day 2)

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