Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

FOS ep 12 is all sorts of mind-blowing okay? 😱😱😱
Okay 😱😱

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‘Penny likes to get away
And drown her pain in lemonade
Penny dreams of rainy days
And nights up late by the fireplace
And aimless conversations about better days’

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My intuition wins over my rationality. The pot indeed resurfaces in ep 17 instead of ep. 15. Well, I lost to myself but I also won in a sense. A treat to chicken drumsticks with Habaek, yes? XD LOL.

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    It’s so mind blowing, right?

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      I really don’t know how I should feel about these writers anymore XD

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        I can’t recall a worse writing than this. We couldn’t even predict the level of stupidity. HG didn’t even die to advance the plot. It’s almost as if they don’t know how to sacrifice her. I can’t tell but it looks like YSH didn’t have to act much in her last scene 😜

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          Yeah, as if they remembered right there and then, ‘Oops, but she’s the second lead so let’s kill her off’.
          Another writing which can rival this particular killing off of the second lead in terms of stupidity:
          Moon-Sun:
          Grand Prince (brother): ‘Oh, there shouldn’t be two suns living in the same sky, so let me kill myself by standing in the way of a staggering soldier attempting to throw a spear.’ Everyone else: ‘Oh there’s someone on the enemy side who is still alive. He’s about to throw a spear. Let’s watch this!’
          Then the next minute the Grand Prince died and everyone standing nearby was bawling. During the last moment he thought of his unrequited love before passing in the arms of his family member. His love interest was oblivious to this and didn’t shed a tear for him.

          Makes me think these writers are fans of Moon-Sun’s ending or something.

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            🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

            OMG, this is so funny! I didn’t watch Moon-Sun. I thought it was highly rated show?

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            Yeah, highly rated but completely stupid right at the end. The last ep was exceptionally funny in all the wrong ways, except for the death of the second female lead. I don’t recommend it to you, though haha.

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    What’s inside the pot? Lol.

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I\’m so excited to know that my beloved childhood joy of a show Journey to the West is getting an adaptation. For those curious about the original story, please look at the comment :D.

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    For anyone who is curious about the story, I think the 1986 TV series is an excellent adaptation and to me it’s always been the best one. If you can excuse the bad CGI and sometimes tacky sets and costumes (but because the series was made in 1986), and don’t expect some super complex characterisations (please do treat this as a fairy tale, sort of) there are other enjoyable elements in store. I absolutely adore the heaven realm settings and personally find it, though simple, much pleasantly looking than recent fancy wuxias or fantasy sageuks. Keep an eye out for the ladies in this series, though. They’re gorgeous and it’s a treat to the eyes to just see them on screen.

    Somehow the video quality of the EngSub version is very bad, so please bear with it. Link to the series is below. Beware! There’re 118 videos so it’ll take some commitment but if you enjoy the story it won’t feel that long to get through.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b3kSLuPZy8

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      Wow! Thank you for this I am basically have no knwledge about this show..

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        For some reason I can’t post the link to the full list (DB says I posted some bad words) so if you don’t mind you can look up Journey to the West 1986 and I think the list will be among one of the top results. The video quality is very bad though, which is a shame. I’ll try to find if there are any other Eng Sub version.

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          Was there an earlier television version? I seem to remember a Japanese series.

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            I’ve just looked on Wikipedia and on their list this one looks like the oldest/ earliest TV series adapted from the novel 😀 . I’m not very familiar with adaptations done by other countries such as the variety show in Korea or other versions by Japan except for the manga Dragon Ball which I used to own and read to tatters as a kid XD.

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            I’ll let you know how I get on.

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          I’m sure I’ve got a book somewhere, too. It’s such a good story. I’ll have a look at the 1986 version. Thanks for the post.

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            Thanks for tuning in too. It’s always good to have someone to share the same interest, even if you might end up thinking you like the book better :D. There are other adaptations made in 1996 and 2011. I’m pretty sure there are other versions in other years too if you’d like to have a look, just in case the 1986 isn’t exactly your taste. The 1986 version is so old the ones available online sometimes have a good chunk of the original scenes missing, so that might disrupt the flow of the story.

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FoS preview ep 9 😀
Yeo-Jin: ‘Do you think you can trust me?’
Shi-mok: ‘Yes’

translation credit: soompi

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LMAO
No one understands madam better than Yeo-jin 😆

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    I so love Bae Doona in this drama. She look and act like a normal detective. She is there to solve crimes and chase after criminals.

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      She’s like my biggest girl crush right now :D. I’m so glad the offer for this role went to Bae Doona and she accepted it. There’s something very modest about the character but it doesn’t turn her into a damsel to be easily intimidated, which makes Yeo-jin relatable, approachable and interesting to me. I’ll make a mental note to check out her other works after FoS ends. 😀

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    I like how she wasn’t exactly confrontational about it, but clearly knows which button to push to make the madam cooperative.

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      Definitely agree! I can’t help laughing when the next scene was Shi-mok asking her how she could do it when he didn’t even have a chance. I thought, lol, why, because she’s smart and understands women XD

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My girl crush and friendship goal.
Reminds me so much of me and my male bestie at college. It’s always so good to live good times twice XD.

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    Yay! The sub is out early today too.

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      I just finished it! Now waiting (im)patiently for the recap XD. That ending was both satisfying and completely took me aback :O

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So-Hyun in Page Turner – aka the Brat
Cha-Sik (JS) is trying to apologize to Yoo Seul (KSH) for making her angry.
Link to full scene in comment <3

Reversed gender CITT in the making.
Please just kill off Ga-Eun and let KSH join another drama where her talent will be properly recognised. She is no stepping stool/ wallpaper for anyone.

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    IMO, this drama is bad for all the actors. Of course, none beats KSH. I’ve read the recent comments -At best Ga Eun is terribly written. At worst, they have kinda done a CITT on KSH. I can’t be sure of the latter because I actually think the writers are that dumb to think they made Ga Eun a likable character.

    Even the Crown Prince is pathetic, he’s practically useless. KSH does nothing but look puzzled, shocked, sad and cries and YSH isn’t better, he just looks pained, hurt and cries. YSH’s crying face is not helping either.

    While we think this is utter rubbish, I won’t be surprised if the writers thought it was the best way to serve fans.

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      My goodness I heard many of the forums in SK are in flames. If they think Ruler trending on Naver alone is a sign of a well-written drama then yes, they are right.

      This drama is a disservice to everyone except Yoon So-Hee. I didn’t hate her before and probably won’t in another of her projects, but tbh and call me a hater and whatnot, just seeing her in this drama makes me sick. I have never felt strongly as this about an actress since Jin Se-Yeon in Gaksital.

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        Because of this drama, I have a very low opinion of YSH’s acting. Previously I was neutral.

        I am glad I stopped watching. Honestly, it was affecting my opinion of KSH too! That’s the problem of a badly written character. As much as we all know actor and character are different, some negativity does spill over. I don’t hate villains, I actually like actors who play villains well. The characters I hate most are the dumb ones.

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          I really can’t blame anyone for doubting KSH’s acting. I would have felt the same had I not seen her previous works and performance. True she’s not the best one out there and still has room to grow as an actress, but of all of her roles so far Ga-Eun is the worst one can think of. The poor girl’s face is swollen from all the excessive crying and she has to write a message apologizing to her fans because she’s made to cry so much and she still has to cry even more towards the end of the drama.

          I’m still following the recaps but perhaps I should stop doing that too. This may sound harsh but I’m disgusted at the writing of this show.

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Not very fond of Moon Lovers but absolutely adore this song ❤❤❤

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Can’t get through the first hour of Inside Men due to the violence so I watched Marathon again. Yes let’s cry the second time 😭😭😭

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Meanwhile, selfie Josean style, complete with status (which is as expected unrelated to the selfie), likes and comments from minions =))
(repost because the photo was lost for some odd reason 🙁 )

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    Hahaha….I thought my eyes were playing a trick on me when I saw this repost.

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      I tried editing the post and adding some parts but then the photo was deleted :'(. Guess I should never edit a post with photos again XD.

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        I recall having problems editing a post. First the pictures don’t appear in the box, only the words do. There was also once when I couldn’t edit the words too. So I just delete an entire post if I ever want to edit anything. Usually I do it almost immediately after posting.

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          Yup, I usually just delete the post but thought I might as well try it out today. Looks like the edit option is not ready yet XD.

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Is there a thing called third lead syndrome? Because I’m having it okay? 😂😂😂

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    Also, must get this off my chest: I do hope we’ll get to the meat of the story and have characters’ development fleshed out more. I think we can now benefit from less of the constant falling in danger, being agitated and saving. Please bring back the goodness of ep 1-5 + 7, pretty please, show?

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    Awww me too!

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    Me too!!

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    He loves them both.

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As if it didn’t hurt me enough every time that humming tune plays in the background, now they have to twist the blade a little bit more by having him whistle that darn tune near his death 😭😭😭

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    Yikes! I don’t think I am prepared for this, so fast?

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      Don’t be alarmed XD It’s just a reminiscence of his past. It’s just that that tune gets me every.single.time. :'(

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        Hahaha…thank goodness! Yup, that tune wrecks my heart.

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          The rating dips even lower 🙁 I’m so sad for the cast and crew :'(

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            I just want to give the cast and crew a big old hug and let them know their drama is loved. T_T

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            @noelle
            Me too 🙁
            I want it to rise so bad just for their sake. At this rate there’s only hope of some increase after SP and Ruler end. Yet with Yeo Jin-Gu’s rom-com coming up next after SP I’m not so sure. The boy is super talented and is well-loved in Korea too.

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            At this point, I am looking at the ratings more with bewilderment than anything. I am not even angry anymore.

            I don’t think Ruler or SP matters. Ruler no matter how absurd is the kind of melodrama that ahjummas love and SP is just middling. That the ratings for this drama have been dropping, I really want to ask people in Korea “Why?” Just curious, very curious.

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Kdrama lesson #1: If you want to be a thief and sneak into someone’s manor, don’t remove your mask as soon as the alarm bell rings. EVER.

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#kconfession
I broke down and watched Forest of Secrets and was blown away.
K next up it\’ll be Circles in no time. I really have no will power 😫. Blame me for being such a trash for crime dramas 😱😱

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    This sounds like a confession, but I really think you have achieved nirvana.

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      I’m down the rabbit hole but it feels so good to be in Wonderland 😍. I’ve got to rewind continuously throughout the drama though. The dialogues are rich and it’s so easy to miss important details if I fail to pay attention for a second 😀

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    Welcome to the Forest of Secrets! 😋

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    There’s nothing to feel bad about.

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      Thanks 😀 I’m really enjoying the first three eps.

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        I’ve got quite a lot on this week but I think I’ll try and start it next week after Circle.

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My most loved humming tunes:
Still having goosebumps listening to this humming tune.
#moonlightdrawnbyclouds #hummingtune

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Chae-kyung knows how to do meta, haha 😆😆😆

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Nooooo. We\’re back at the never-hitting-arrows and cliff-of-almost-doom LOL.
Guess the sageuk worlds won\’t let those retire any time soon.

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Nanny’s trademark eye-rolling 😂😂😂
How I wish Chae-Kyung keeps pushing Nanny’s limit. Her reaction repertoire is a whole gold mine LOL.

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