Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

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EP 10- we now have crossover of celtic mythology (i first thought pagan but then I googled it because I refuse to use terms brainwashed by Christianity) that states that the curtain b/w two worlds thins on some days like eclipses & halloween, so humans can see ghosts & supernatural beings. But even then there’s a glitch because the human guests can only see ghost hotel staff & not the other guests.
When past manager came to see HDL I understand how she could see MW since she’s an undead human, but ghost staff HOW?! Stupid show keeps contradicting itself & making mistakes 🙄

EP 11 HDL are you fucking kidding me? What msg is this stupid show trying to convey? What absolute fucking nonsense is mago 4 spewing? Mago 1 got GCS involved with HDL & MW, how dare that hypocritic sadistic bitch say that?
Mago 1 dragged the innocent man candy, not the FL.

Their gods sure like playing with humans. A human female that was captain of rebel forces obviously killed a lot of people, but so do other human beings like generals, soldiers, kings, assassins etc. But this woman somehow heard rumours of a place Moon Inn that consoles the souls of the dead & seeked it out, carrying around objects of those she killed so that she could atone.
Now this chick that showed more character than people who lived in such times did, was punished to serve the dead for years. Why? Because she had locked up her heart after losing her loved one & thinking she’d been betrayed by another loved one.
Inserting an innocent man into her life & taunting her about his demise, how is that anything else but sadistic?

What purpose does it serve? So what if she’s holding onto resentment & grudge & doesn’t want to let go? So what if she wants to be obliterated rather than reborn? How is this any different from being depressed? She doesn’t want reincarnation because she’s seen the unfairness of life, & the unfair games after death (RE : Cam girl ghost of room 13).
Instead of consoling her soul, (first of all why isn’t she allowed to die in the 1st place? So many people in the world have done what she did & far worse. Why is she a special peach? The show insinuated that MW tried to run away & cross over to the afterlife but wasn’t able to do anything except be tied down to the tree & hotel… ), the gods are going to manipulate events so that she experiences similar agony again?

MW did bad deeds years ago so all her relations have to suffer for it? This is like Confuciansm on steroids
What a fucked up drama. This reminds me very much of Goblin in its hypocritic standards of morality, twisted godhood & ideology about free will & destiny

Trash. Hot trash.

The fashion & the osts are the only good thing about this show. Everything else from writing, directing, costume (wigs! +Sageuk segment get ups), lighting, is bad. They don’t make proper sense.

HDL in 1 gif

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แด…ส€แด€แดแด€ แด…ษชแด€ส€ส แด‡ษดแด›ส€ส #๐Ÿธ
I started watching Beautiful World, Wonderful Life , & even though I started it off with zero expectations after coming across a clip on Kocowa YT, I\’m flabbergasted by the change from Ep 8 to 9. Suddenly everything has changed.

From the drama genre to the direction, lighting, camera, sets, cinematography…. Acting, characters everything.
SOME SPOILERS :-
In ep 8 Junhwi receives his brothers letter 1 yr later & in ep 9 the FL is saying its been 7 years that she\’s failed at the police exam. In ep 9 the ML says he\’ll find her, the girl mentioned in the letter. Am I supposed to believe he waited for 10-11 years to start finding the girl? He received a letter dated August 2009, & it\’s 2020 by the end of ep 9. The time line just does not make sense.
It\’s so so unnatural & illogical.

How am I supposed to watch it with so many changes in which half of the major ones don\’t make sense? They\’ve introduced new characters & have had major developments happen offscreen.
God I feel like bemoaning fiercely about the drop in quality from ep 9 onwards.

Now I\’m off to watch Never Twice/No 2nd Chances : a 30 episoder from mbn with Kwak Dong Yeon. I\’m disappointed that the drama with Kim Jae Young that started off so well (on an unexpected note albeit) turned out this way. Fingers crossed that Never twice fares better🤞✊

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    Ugh ugh ugh I’m at ep 19 & now they tell me it’s supposed to be October 2018. So it’s only been 9 years since the death & not 2020 as the banner made it out to be. Maybe I’m dumb & not as observant, but this time I’m going to blame the erratic storytelling rather than my observational skills.
    Ugh the first eight episodes were so good. Mellow, sad with slice of makjang & hints of a tumultuous rom com & melodrama. But now it’s like any other kbs family drama.

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So For HDL – I’m going to copy paste mostly & elaborate where needed. A drama diary of sorts.

First things first – 5 minutes into episode 1 & already its failing at logic…She’s dressed in joseon garb… Only her stole flies.
The reeds aint swaying, the dust ain’t flying… Only her stole. How freaking poetic 👏 👏 👏
She keeps saying she’ll slice off the chatty halmoni. But not even a scratch. Dammit why is a barbaric gal so anti actual violence?
ll By the middle of ep 3 but it’s already discarded a bulk of logic. Ep 2 had dialogue – “Nothing in HDL can be explained by human logic” & l had my HA😂😆🤣 moment. In the First episode they showed a shot of ML’s father standing in the balcony as if it was part of the real world. In ep 3 they go that the hotel doesn’t exist in the real world.
Plot Holes Galore :-
1) Aforementioned
2)The FL’s an undead human with powers. How? No explanation.
3) The ghosts can enter a painting & it can be turned into a quasi real place for them to get solace in? What even 🙄
4)The ML leaves his hotel day job during the day to run an errand for the FL w/o any repercussions ,How convenient.
5)The ghost can go from being in the state they died to completely normal looking just by wishing alone? How freaking convenient Gu Chan Sung gets dreams of her (that are shot wrong btw, if he is one of the men why would they show things from a neutral perspective? Poor direction for a dream sequence)
6)They wanted to show that the ML can help in the healing process so the female eyeless ghost gets back normal appearance, but then conveniently that part is forgotten for later ghost guests.
The hotel workers are ghosts, & there’s no explanation for the rules of their change of appearance either. From hair to clothes. They’re still spirits since they can possess, so how can they change their clothes, hair etc? (even with the services the hotel offers, HOW?!)
EP 3-4 : Where’s the linear progression in the story? You have a standard format used in mystery shows, of dealing case by case & then the story in the background moves concurrently with that. But here how does our guy go from being a reluctant worker that fears ghosts to being interested in Man Wol? If curiousity about ghosts, how their world works & Man Wol comes first I’d buy it. They leaped too many steps at once.

By ep 4 their mythology is all over the place.
From Korean fantasy to Greek 3 crones of fate. Like what the actual Fuck. This isn’t fusion, it’s just doing making up anything willy nilly. This is beyond poor writing.

The only thing this bad writing explains is why their moon looks so white, big & bright – because it’s all an illusion of a pretty world. But even that is such a cop out.
I have a feeling I’ll be *tut*ting over this gif a lot 😅

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I started watching Hotel 🏩 Del Luna & I have opinions. I have so many thoughts I want to keep them organised somewhere concrete. Rn all of it is scattered here n there.

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Random Day#3 of beanie sightings & I have found myself a candy 🍬 🍬 🍬

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I haven’t seen a candy yet but I’ve seen water maids thrice now!

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Last one for the night…. Because I can’t really muster the strength & capability to gif the adorable first 20 minutes of today’s episode.

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    I screamed so loud while watching this episode

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      I was on pins & needles. Just what are they going to do now?!
      I swear my face was like a blowfish when I realized the scene changed from NJ x JD to EDHxBK.

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        All I can see is that the readers of Secret might be enjoying the Kyung x Danoh ship that the writer decided to change her storyboard. Sad that the show isn’t showing some comments on the Secret comic unlike in July where we can see that readers actually care for Danoh and Kyung and that’s why they have decent amount of heads/stage lmao.

        Haru might be given a role now but that’s just too early, right!? I haven’t even read the latest chapters of the webtoon (where I believe that will take place) because they are not translated yet. All I have is fear because I am enjoying this show so much.

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          Yeah the secret reader comments quelled some of the Qs about why EDHxBK were getting more screen time, but there’s no such thing to fall back on in the drama. It just leads to more Qs.
          I don’t think the drama will answer even half of the questions it raised.

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Haru Found by Chance aka Extraordinary You

BK continues to be a jerk, self aware or not, even in the shadows.
From ep 5 – aka 9-10 :-ย 
1)shoves a fellow schoolmate & behaves violently. The ๋ญ˜ ๋ด=mwol ba “what are you looking at” was cute when it’s came from KWK in Gogh starry night, here BK’s absolute entitlement is argh.
2) He manhandles EDH even in shadow,even after hearing her cry out it hurts. These are not actions where he’s being puppeteered by the writer, these are his own actions. He’s nothing more than his archetype & that’s the truth.
___ He has flashes of semi decent behaviour (like wrapping tape around Haru’s racket) , but those seem to be for his own benefit than true kindness.

In this episode we have Do Hwa asking the Qs we’ve been asking – Why is EDH the only one different from her personality on stage? Why does DH’s set up not go away? He’s pretty chill off stage, but his like for YJD doesn’t go away.

We also get confirmation that Haru is indeed from a different Manhwa world – ‘Flower’. The recurring theme we all noticed was indeed true. Fairy also showed his villainous colours, I wanted to poke him with a hot object for how he Hurt Haru.

We see the stage scene in Manhwa that was set up to prove that no one was of similar caliber to BK, that he has no one of the same level ; change from having a randomly drawn character & the planned sequence of events to Haru being drawn as Haru & returning the serve. I’m not sure what exactly the changed manhwa scene says, papago wasn’t able to pick up anything. & the manhwa page wasn’t subbed in the drama

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    I forgot to mention, how the writer again is very on the nose & obvious with their titles! FLOWER 🌸 – like seriously? At least the drama & original manhwa writing are in sync 😂🙄😂.
    The pages do look mighty fine, since they created them they (channel/drama team) should do a special release as manhwa poster or something like Cdramas do sometimes! When you put in the effort might as well show off to the world! & then we’d have Haru in yet another form…. Not that Rowoon isn’t drool worthy 🤤😍🤩
    Boy even learnt to tease EDH by pretending to take off his shirt in their meet-cute (is that the right term? I don’t think so but it kind of works & applies in this scenario)

    I also loved how they showed us that Haru did indeed start gaining awareness before EDH, but that he came into full consciousness because of her. I’d also like the answer to his question – Why her? Why does he only remember her.
    -โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”-
    Dear Drama,
    I was ready to give up on getting answers about awareness & existence & just drink you up as a fantasy high school rom com, but if you continue asking questions through your characters I will have higher meta expectations from you. You better deliver or you’ll lose marks in my final assessment.
    Sincerely,
    An Adoring fangirl.
    -โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”-
    Also lets talk about the flashback – Is this like their 3rd time of using flashback? I don’t mind in this instance since they used the scenes to confirm our theories & build a little on it, but still this better not become a recurring device. We already have amnesia coming up, I don’t want to use fast forward for flashbacks galore on top of that.

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      “I was ready to give up on getting answers about awareness & existence & just drink you up as a fantasy high school rom com, but if you continue asking questions through your characters I will have higher meta expectations from you.”
      asdfghjkl THIS

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        YES YES YES. Also, no matter how many times Dohwa says he didn’t change after being aware, he did. He seems like a cheesy and pretty chill character on the stage but he’s paranoid, hilarious, and cute on the shadows. Really glad that my favorite character is asking the real questions!

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          Agreed. Manhwa DoHwa is quite flat & cheesy, but shadow DH has freak outs… He’s cute with his emotional outbursts.

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            I like the shadow Dohwa more! He fits so well with Danoh and Haru that I’m thinking he’s been hanging out with the wrong people (aka A2) HAHAHAHA

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            He has. It should be called J2 instead of A2 – J for jerks ofc. Though A2 as in asshole Also works 😏😬😂

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    “Heโ€™s nothing more than his archetype & thatโ€™s the truth.”
    Well that’s just lame. Unless I’m given a reason for it ofc.

    “In this episode we have Do Hwa asking the Qs weโ€™ve been asking โ€“ Why is EDH the only one different from her personality on stage?”
    C’mon show… do me a favour. Don’t live up to my cynical expectations for once C’MON/

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      Lol they think they’re so clever asking Qs themselves like that, but it’s all for naught if they don’t deliver on what they teased.

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New ost from Extraordinary You. Haru found by chance. Another reinterpreted ost – is this becoming a trend? I don’t really mind it. We’ve always had versions of same osts, but using a 2018 ost for a 2019 drama, that recent is a first.
The only other one I know of is BTOB’s ost for Cinderella & 4 knights that reused & adapted an older drama ost by SuJu,& that one had a difference of good 6 yrs.

The descriptions by vlending screams loud & clear that romance is the endgame for EY
I enjoyed the meta while it lasted. I’m one of the crazy beanies I guess, I since watched raw live stream even with bad buffering & skipped scenes/frames.
So everyone let’s buckle up & get ready for a melodramatic ride… I have a feeling that romantic moments will be sparse… 🤔

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Ugh I’m so sure that last barf inducing SC didn’t show up…. Barf with me.
Try #2 🙃😆

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What is this? Not even a minute ago you Thawed specimen#1 was spouting lines like this is the only way I can do things to protect the woman I used to love…. & now such cheesy cringey lines with Thawed Speciwoman #1?


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Ep 6….#Thaw Me. I will never use that cringey original title. Ew. My pores shudder in cringe if I even think about it.

After 5 episodes, the cringe hasn’t lessened…. But I finally cracked a chuckle at it for the first time.
I’m sure this wasn’t something I was supposed to cackle madly at…. But I always laugh at things I’m not supposed to 🤣😂

The hoobae at GMR’s college…. That super cute guy is her best friend’s (married to her cheat ex) son LMAO.

Oh this is gonna be hilarious 😂😂😂 the combined freak out of the Cutie’s parents will be ⏩ worthy ofc, but maybe just maybe the rant will be funny….. A girl can hope right? 🤔

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    Why the brain 🧠 pic? It’s a gif & it was cuter than this whole shebang has been…. Even though its pink… I dunno I just thought it was fitting.

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      Oooh… it’s a brain? I thought… why pink broccoli? Hahaha. I get it now. Thanks.

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        I thought it looked like beetroot stained cauliflower too! So cute…. Maybe I’m craving cauliflower…. Yum 😋

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I….. I think Thaw Me has found its soul in ep 5…. I didn’t fast forward as much & didn’t watch it fully at 2x…🤔
I’m flabbergasted… Did it get better or is itย  JCW’s charm that’s working on me?

____ I still think it has problems with just how everyone is acting, reacting…. The family & the victims especially… Also the pseudo science logic & the shady thug/+bigger evil power behind the car crash bit…

But I’m beginning to not hate every second of it…

Am I thawing towards what was supposed to be the biggest train wreck after Abyss & Trashdal?ย  AM I MELTING?

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    Don’t melt! Don’t melt! It’s still terrible!

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      It is… Any inkling of faith it built up in ep 5 is shot to smithereens by that stupid song in ep 6… Grrr

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        I mean… in episode 5 the OST farted. That pretty well sums up everything.

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          I didn’t hear the ost… I had it on at 2x & turned the volume down, the ost just makes me roll my eyes 🙄

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    *hand you one of those unused froze chamber* This need intervention. 😋
    Kidding aside, I think it is okay to enjoy a show for what it is (see Vagabond). Maybe the show did get better because you offer enough to drama god or perhaps it is Wookie effect, doesn’t matter. Looks like you are getting a bean for this show. 👍🙂
    (Love the gif btw)

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      I could use it… I really do have better dramas I should be watching… It’s not even at poke fun of level, hate watch level…. It’s just tiresome.

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        I get you, chingu ya. That’s probably how I feel about Vagabond. I’ve watched a lot of trainwrecked bananapants shows before. I was able to just tsk and dropped. But Vagabond…. I suspect some external factors may contribute to this (side-eyeing you @katakwasabi 😋🤭)

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          I watched Trashdal…. Trust me I know a train wreck when I see one… I just don’t see the draw here.
          At least there I was hate watching because making fun of the show was so much fun, plus I got myself a flair for fan fiction with Yangcha.
          *coughs* points to self’s pfp😉

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            It is not “fun” to watch? I could not have guessed from the amount of posts you made about this drama today. 😋

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            @msrabbit contrary to how it looks…. I was trying not to word vomit about everything that’s wrong with it. Finding gifs is a tedious process for me & I thought it might dull the edges of my sizzling brain.
            This isn’t enjoyment…. This was middle of the night boredom + sickness & insomnia.

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          Me? Why me @msrabbit? What did I do….

          Now give me a high 5!

          Hahaha!

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    The entitlement of the the ex uffff
    Like woman that was a tough decision for the young woman you were 20 yrs ago. But the moment you traded contributing to the investigation & notifying his family for your brand spanking shiny new prime time news 👩‍💻 anchor position, is when you lost any rights to him.

    I mean it 😒😐

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Omgeee I’m a noble idiot now! I really must be… I’m even watching Thaw Me 😐 (*Alexa play ikon Killing Me*)

Anyways back to what I came for….! Haru Found By Chance
We’ll get 2 eps back to back tomorrow yayyyyy! 💃🏻🕺🏻💃🏻
I’m excited to see the changes in the drama & how it pans out!

Even though its in the vein of insta love 💏…. There’s the undercurrent of sadness & struggle, it tugs at my heartstrings….. I JUST WANT TO SEE ROWOON OKAY?! I’M JUST A SIMPLE FANTASY, I want to see our daddy long legs of sexy sweater-dom.

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So like I took these screen shots last Sunday & I still think theyโ€™re cute enough that I want to post them
A) The size difference…. Heโ€™s a cute giraffe 🦒
B) omo thatโ€™s so red…. I wonder how much blush they used on his ear 👂

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I wrote this long ass comment & Iโ€™m gonna copy paste because I want attention. Also it contains edits, but whatever.

I was feeling too drained on Friday to pen down my thoughts, so here they are now on Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung.
MY GRIPES
#1 – Eun Wooโ€™s acting. I think he had his best moments during the plague arc. He also did well in the confrontation in coronation anniversary celebration in last episode. But otherwise eh, I could see him putting in a lot of effort & it showed. I shouldnโ€™t be able to see his struggle & effort to emote. At other times he was acting like FLโ€™s of yesteryears kdramas. Overacting. The soup wasnโ€™t just right. [Heโ€™s not even a teddy bear, so can I say that? Blah.]
#2p – Then last couple of episodes it was as if Hae Ryung was written by someone else….
Beacuse had they shown that her encounter with the soraewon woman & seeing her fatherโ€™s name & writing, &/or eavesdropping on her brothers conversation with that woman jogged her memories, it would have been a bit clichรฉ, but more believable.
The last episode also glossed over some things, & while fitting, things ended too conveniently.
#3 – The crown princess getting divorce โ€“ as if being a divorcee daughter of a traitor was no big deal. Itโ€™d be different if they showed that the Saeja met her in secret & promised to free her when he found a way, that maybe somehow they portrayed to the world that she helped in bringing her father down, that she had a saintly but pitiable image for the peasant public.
That would make her future possibilities sound brighter even without any love angle.
#4 โ€“ They could have shown Historian Min on his work bench in the epilogue scenes instead of the mourning father with sister scene, but then that would have left out the sister & that would have been okay. Sheโ€™d just be a sad victim of circumstances & a demoted wife. They could have not bothered to try & wrap up her story & it would have been totally fine because as mentioned in #3, they only messed it up instead of cleaning it up.
#5 – The grandma planned for 20 yrs to topple the regime & make Yirim a puppet king, I doubt anything less than his suicide attempt would make her deviate from her plans. I donโ€™t buy that just a talk could change her mind.
Also she was ready to kill Jae kyung โ€“ so the orabeoni remaining alive doesnโ€™t make sense unless people pour in petitions for it, or Yirim pleaded for him.
However since she never treated Yirim as more than a chess piece, so even that explanation I canโ€™t totally gel with.
#6 – I feel like if the overall pacing of the story was better, the end could have been wrapped up much better.
It was a little too idealistic & unbelievable for what had been a pretty grounded drama till then.
#7 โ€“ The king & his relationship with the dowager was never explained. I find it hard to believe he let YiRim live just like that. What no poison attempts at the dowager? Had they showed us an oedipus complex or that she had something conclusive on the legitimacy of his reign, or maybe was threatening something he held dear Iโ€™d understand.
#8 โ€“ The Queen & the harem. What Iโ€™m supposed to believe the new king didnโ€™t get to producing a spare? They only showed the Queen in the last episode & she looked more like a lowly consort than a queen. Now Iโ€™m thinking had they shown us that the the king loved Paejuโ€™s wife & only wanted her for his queen, & by that token he was manipulated into hating his brother & his offspring & into becoming a puppet king Iโ€™d buy why he didnโ€™t have an official queen & left Yi Rim alive.
#9 – They never explained YiRimโ€™s dreams โ€“ I donโ€™t buy divine intervention, unless he heard stories under a hallucinogen in sleep.
#10 โ€“ So YiRim went off to be a traveller. Okay. But if he gave up prince hood & royal rights how did he survive? Did he get compensated by guilt money? No care packages from the grandma huh.
#11 โ€“ Remember that boy GHR saved? What happened to him? Could have shown him with the servants in the end scene or maybe as gopher, intern, tea boy something in the Historian office.
#12 โ€“ Me thinks before re-establishment of Soraewon the Saeja, now King would rather implement admission of female govt officers using precedent of female historians. His leaning towards technical & medical advancement felt like it came out of nowhere. Iโ€™d take his revolutionary idea of social reform as more palpable because of how they showed him previously.
#13 โ€“ They first showed Sambo as a happy go lucky but fretful resourceful eunuch that was a fool for his wife. Then later showed us he was in the know all along. So why would he act like a lovestruck fool & act confused about the mysterious actions of his โ€˜wifeโ€™? For whose benefit was he acting in the middle of the night? The maids? Had they shown a giggling pair of maids in that scene previously itโ€™d round off his character & what all happened then.
And so if the writing filled in these gaps, this could have been an easy 9.5 (-0.5 for Eun Wooโ€™s acting) for me; as it is I give it an 7.85-8 (Why? Because I liked it am a bit indecisive about whether I should keep it below 8 to account for the fast forwarding, cringe & bored moments. But then I donโ€™t want to be too harsh & want to give it an 8.5 but I know it doesnโ€™t deserve it according to my feelings ยฃreview & now Iโ€™m in a dilemma but thatโ€™s alright since I donโ€™t have to give final rating like a professional critic & I can just go off & watch some bts footago from astro & what not & maybe Iโ€™m going to pick up Six Flying dragons even though FL did get slightly sidelined in the latter half….. & Iโ€™m rambling, so Iโ€™ll try n pause my rant…. 😅*whew*
That 👆🏼 unexpectedly turned into a big IF paragraph 😆

This is still one of the best period pieces Iโ€™ve watched so far (I havenโ€™t seen that many, maybe thatโ€™s why 🤷🏻‍♀️)

WHAT SURPRISED ME
#1 โ€“ The shady female historian, the Saejaโ€™s love interest went on to do social charity teaching whatever & that her father just supported her. As if a man entrenched in political schemes for years would change suddenly just because of a slight past threat to his daughter & her incident. Heโ€™s the kind of guy that would be more likely to finagle a marriage out of the fiasco especially with crown princess out of the way & actual feelings strong & mutual between the ttwo. Honestly speaking I didnโ€™t find any reason why they had to include this side romance story with no future or conclusion when the story could have used that time to fill in the blanks of gripes 1-12instead. Except for causing a conflict in the daewon princeโ€™s marriage situation & leaking info to Councillor Min her track had no particular draw or use.
#2 โ€“ The ML & FL didnโ€™t get married even after 3 years & were almost in a live in relationship.
Ha maybe the writer is more courageous than I thought they would be, or Iโ€™m more orthodox. I never imagined theyโ€™d leave that marriage bit open. I thought theyโ€™d subjugate her by the end of the drama, & in the epilogue weโ€™d see her pregnant or travelling with him & recording history around the country ; or maybe Yirim as king finding his feet with her as a Historian, no to queen, saeja dead & historian Min alive or Saeja on throne, Yirim going off & writing novels & taking social responsibility or some official post in remote areas, with GHR as a writer of secret opinion pieces in some local newspaper while still working as historian โ€“ groaning about her two jobs but enjoying them at the same time.
The third end scenario I thought was ML & FL as king & queen, finding their footsteps & struggling to wrest control from the dowager & minimise ministerโ€™s interference with the show ending like โ€œWe started off as rookie historian & rookie novelist but now are rookie deciders (yes I used my made up slang word. My grammar core is 😱 atm) of the future of this country.

The end.

Maybe I put in too much thought into this? 🤔I feel like I could rewrite some of the drama. , make a fan fiction & turn into a perfect piece of gem. Itโ€™s like an unpolished diamond in the rough.
PS โ€“ I feel like Iโ€™m justifying my words & I never want to do that. Ugh Iโ€™m conflicted but at least my conflict isnโ€™t manufactured & a poor attempt at red herring like the crown princeโ€™s actions actions*rolls eyes*👀🙄

Still Good, but it could have been amazing.

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    I used to rate things higher, out of ya know “but I liked it! and it wasn’t that bad!”, and now I am much harsher. I drop a lot of old “8s” to 7s because I know they wouldn’t hold up to my current way of drama watching.
    Don’t feel bad about rating it below 8. A 7.something to me is a good middle of the road drama, watchable, great moments, but flawed, which even though I’m not watching this show is what I’d expect from it?

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      Thanks sic. That helps. Yeah I’m going to not feel bad for my ratings anymore. Maybe one day I’ll come across a perfect ten.
      As it is, I still rate some dramas subjectively where I’m like I loved it so much that I’m going to rate it high even though my objective rating would be different.

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    No, don’t worry, it was a great show but not without flaws, and you did a good job pointing out all the loopholes. I agreed wholeheartedly everything you said about the finale. But I tried not to read into the logic so much because the ending gave me such a good feeling overall (lmao you can call me shallow ;))

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      Lol no, not shallow. I too got some good feelings from the ending, so I’m a bit shallow too.
      Glad you agree 🙂

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    It’s ok darling. All of what you said above are true. But when an actually good drama shows this much consisistency in INCONSISTENCY, I start believing that it was probably on purpose. That a country that produces thismuch Sageuks MUST definitely know better so that there should be a different reason.
    Through and through, ROOKIE HISTORIAN almost never felt like a historical drama, just a modern feminist story merely dressed in period costumes.
    So I treated it as such and was able to love it the way it is.
    Now, a drama like THE CROWNED CROWN? It was obviously supposed to be an accurate period portrayal, tho fictional. It had potential. It was good. But it had mistakes here and there, and none of them looked like blatant, but as results of mere lack of research and laziness. THEN I got angry.
    Serious period dramas should take themselves seriously, Disney should be Disney. That’s my motto. And one happy Sageuk viewer you have there. \^0^/

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      Fun fact: Crown Princess had the uniquest, jolliest Royal skirt I’ve ever seen in Sageuks. They usually use the “Geumbak” technique to print gold/silver leaf patterns on Royal Ladies’ skirts.
      But here, her patterns are RED! Quite unusual. I wonder what was the print material used.
      .
      P.s.- I’m jelous you got to use a gif for your header. When I try it gifs never upload for my header😕.
      I also don’t know the trick to upload gifs links on my fanwall. Please do share if you know how?

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        Oooh that’s fascinating! Thanks.

        When you post on the fanwall, there’s the option of including images or videos. When you click on the image option, insert gif link there.

        There’s also the option of using an html image tag.

        So for eg

        Remove the dot between < & img.

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The next Netflix ven(tor)ture. I’m a sucker for Jung Hae In so I guess I’ll watch it even if its split into seasons, thought I pray to drama gods it isn’t.
This looks like a verry confusing teaser…..I understand nothing at all. Maybe I’m just dumb in the mornings 🤷🏻‍♀️

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    It looks nice, just without subtitles I’m lost in translation. Impatiently waiting for them to appear to enjoy the movie.

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    It’s a film, so no seasons.

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    Wow. That’s quick. The movie was just released few weeks ago in Korea
    So, now it will be on Netflix.

    Netflix’s obvious bias is Jung Hae In. His two dramas both ended up on Netflix. Now his most recent movie.

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    can’t wait to watch

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The only good portion of ep 18.
20 more seconds of TxY. @sicarius @reena How he *looks* at her….. Sigh😚😍

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    I am dying!!!! Hahahahaha I donโ€™t care if the ship will not sail. My heartโ€™s sailing it already. ๐Ÿฅบ😍 Obviously Yangcha si falling. Yangcha scenes, the saving grace of this drama to me. ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ

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    I just died when Tanya took off her robe and Yangcha was like 😳😮๐Ÿฅบ Will be replaying it again and again hahah omg

    โ€œShe heard me.โ€ Lol that was funny. Heโ€™s really doomed.

    Iโ€™m curious why she can often hear Yangchaโ€™s thoughts but not so often with other people? ๐Ÿค”😍

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      True wuv

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      yes that was so funny I repeated it too! His face lmao 😆
      When he said you heard me… I was like Yangcha didn’t we establish this in previous episodes that yes she can hear you…
      Also the why sh heard him more than she does other ppl – they could either try the ‘they have fateful connection’ thingy or go totally makjang & he turns out to be remnant or hybrid of wahan & her cousin or relative or something 😂😂
      But really, since she doesn’t get that crystal mind reading from her father even, I’d say its another one of those mysteries this drama will not bother explaining.

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        I hope she donโ€™t brother-zone or friend-zone him. And most importantly, if Yangchaโ€™s going to die, they should do that in the final episode of the last season. Lolol. I want to see more of him. I hope his character development will be good. Yangchaโ€™s doomed. I bet his mind is going crazy because somebody can read his thoughts.

        Iโ€™m still bothered why Tanya cannot dream. She can only hear thoughts and cast spells. But Asa Hon can, and she was an indirect descendant of Asa Sin. I hope they will explain more in season 2. If Yangchaโ€™s there, Iโ€™m good. Haha

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Help me I\’m dying.
This is so fuxxing hilarious. First Myo clan was like we don\’t care if you had help to survive, you\’re Inaishingi for us.
Now the Tae clan is like we need a poster child for hope so here\’s the head of our leader to fulfill what you foretold
โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”

They have their own version of Amen too! HARAHMEN.
LMAO
โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”

Also I\’m sad to say this but dear douce, magic horsey has still not appeared with 8 minutes to go till #Trashdal ends

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    Harahamen…. actually it sounds like the kame hame ha of Dragonball Z. I keep snorting whenever they say that coz the picture of San Goku doing the kame hame ha comes to my mind. 😂😂😂

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So taelha with a vengeful heart, is sad for the dad she that arranged her 1st rape?
Oh & the preggers ex pitying confrontation. Blah blah blah
&now they\’re signing a pre-nup! Who says Arthdal is ancient fantasy caught in bronze ages? It\’s so 21st century 🙄

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    are they serious about the ending???

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      This post is just the beginning of ep 18.
      There is no proper ending, we already knew that 4 episodes ago.
      Towards the end Tagon says he’ll conquer the east & vanquish Ago tribe, while Ago tribe cheers & celebrates with Eunsom where ever they are.

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        Maybe someone will write a good fanfic with a more satisfying ending… Inwas wuite depressed after watching episode 18, but i knoew it was going to be be like this… So i don’t feel anything now ..

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          This is far from over, they were banking on more seasons.
          I won’t be watching.

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    Exactly. Lol. I was like… why tf you cryinโ€™ over your dad when few seconds ago you dont even care if he ends up dead.

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      Because this show sucks & can’t keep its head or tail straight.
      I was more bothered by how they had intricate lace & crochet at that point…. I expect nothing more from the inconsistent writing of this drama.

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        True. I just wish I could have found out Yangchaโ€™s secret. They are looking into the possibilities of season 2. Will only be watching because of Yangcha. Other than that, i dont have any high expectations. 😭😭😭

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          But do you want to watch 200 minutes of trash for a 20 secs of Yangcha? That is the question

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            Haha Actually Iโ€™m just choosing the scenes which had Yangcha in it. 😂😂😂

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