Beanie level: Errand boy

I decided to fill my Mon/Tuesday with an old drama and I picked up ‘A wife’s credential’. Only 2 episodes in and I already am sucked into their world and feeling an array of emotions.

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    You did mention you were starting this one! Hehehe let me know how this goes! I read the plot and it’s a family drama. I do know the female lead – she was one of the mamas in SKY Castle!

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      So far loving it. The social stuff definitely makes my blood boil! Set in the upper middle class families and their views on education – the competitiveness and involved parenting. Looks like I like everything from director An Pan-Seok!

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        their views on education – the competitiveness and involved parenting.

        whoa this sounds like SKY Castle’s theme too! Honestly after the celebrity moms news came to light where they could just easily pay hefty amount of price for their kids to get into prestige universities in the US, SKY Castle’s plot doesn’t seem too far fetched. 🙃

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      SKY CASTLE is in my list too. Probably after this.

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    I wanted to started this one too. Keep us updated 😀

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I was watching Episode 3 of Arthdal Chronicles and my husband decided to join. He kept asking me questions, so I paused and gave a brief recap. And then he said ‘Oh, so this little boy on the horse Is going to grow up and become the hero’. I had to contain my laugh and tell him ‘he is a fully grown man about 30 odd years old’. So it’s not just me who thinks he has a baby face 🙂

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    I burst out laughing. How did you even managed to contain your laughter?

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    😂😂😂

    Baby face aside, I loved him as captain! He pulled off a very manly captain to me! 😍

    I’ll pass on this drama tho. I guess I’ll see you in your next drama, Song Joong Ki my love.

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      I think with all the paint and lipstick it’s very hard to tell.
      And especially if you are new to kdramas.
      He also thinks it’s the same female going from one clan to another.

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Arthdal Chronicles – Ep 1
It started with a strong Game of Thrones vibes – The opening credits, the Dothraki kinda people, their language etc. Then there was a Baahubali river crossing moment too (indian beanies will know what i mean). Then there was Avatar feels..
in between lot of things happened – snake, blue, purple, Farming, paradise flycatchers, literally ripping out heart etc. I thought, this show was batshit crazy. Then somehow, I got involved. I think it was Tagon’s character. I liked the way his character was portrayed and I might already be rooting for the bad guy (if he is the bad guy that is).
I like the war, scheming, plotting, Power struggle, tribe conflict etc. This whole god business I did not get it. Who the f*** is this god who can’t reach Iark (its not Lark)?
And now we have possible separated brothers – one with Tagon and one roaming in Iark.. Is Tagon purple too?
I think I will continue to episode 2 and see where it goes.

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I just returned from a two week vacation and looks like DB has been taken over by bots! too many Robot dramas?

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DoRAWR!!!!!

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      I promise that I am not exaggerating when I say that, as I watched this part last Saturday, I had to pause and do something else for about 5mins before proceeding. My heart leaped and didn’t know how to handle this sudden (but expected) turn of a-DORAWR-ble events.
      and the way Mo Mo had been teasing him, you’d think that this was exaaaactly what she had been planning. Sneaky Mo Mo. I wouldn’t put it past her 😉

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        ha ha.. good point. May be MoMO was disappointed that nothing happened that night..

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        Lol but she’s wary of enclosed room 😂😂😂 love how she keeps saying let’s talk outside. and she also tried not to have any physical contact with him huehehehehe

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          I know, right! LOL
          admittedly, I’ve been that chick: willing to tease a good man for his inaction and then all of a sudden, all bothered & worried when said good man decides to “prove me wrong”. ah, youth…

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          That was hilarious. All talk and no walk. She was just enjoying teasing him. But didn’t expect him to pounce like that. Funny how she quickly walked out of her room to make noodles. And he starts teasing her by standing next to her in the kitchen and watching her. These two!!

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        Same, I had to pause to breathe here haha 😂 and oh boy, I’m amazed at how fast Dora can go from bumbling geek to confident-in-the-sexy-department boyfie 😈 dorawr indeed!

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    Lolololol still can’t get over the fact that Wei Yi became lightheaded tho 😂😂😂 crack.

    Also I love how dora’s name is applicable to basically any words that relate to him!!!!! Dorawr is such a cute play of his name huehehehehh

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      Geez mommy and daddy, your first born is right there! 😱😱😱😱😱
      Get a room!
      No I mean…get out of the room!
      No, I mean get Yuan Yuan to play somewhere else.
      Or like, just go back next to the fridge where you feel comfortable, okay?

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        Yuan Yuan needs to be reprogrammed to take the clue and exit room ASAP when Dohormones are high!

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        That’s it! Yuan Yuan is old enough to live on his own! He can talk now, he should be able to survive in the real world.

        Mommy and Daddy need to multiply and Yuan Yuan-gege is interrupting……

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      I purposely left out that image. This is more fun because am writing my own story after this.

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    I still cannot believe a Chinese youth drama went there.
    People in their early 20’s with libido? What the what?? 😱

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      I am so proud of this show for being realistic!
      Meanwhile, here we are, suffering with some KDramas that have sexy-looking grown men in their 30s like Lee Dong Wook claiming they’ve never been with a partner, and never dated! We have to contend with OTPs in their mid-20s giving each other a backhug after 8 episodes, along with a chaste eyes-wide-open kiss at episode 10 and a more organic kiss at the end of a 24-eps run…

      I’ll stop here… 🙁

      all this to say: Thank you, Put Your Head on My Shoulder!!! This Noona LURVS you!

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    I never got why Gu Wei Yi’s nickname is Dora, can someone please enlighten me? Thanks!

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    He should have had some breakfast when he was offered some. 🤣

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MoMo, whatcha doing??. Poor Bwoy

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Dora knows Stinky Noodles is only his

Dora is jealous. Dora doesn’t like Potatohead. He wants to know if MoMo is close to him. When she teases him that they eat lunch, he wants to know if that includes stinky noodles. Realizing he is jealous, she immediately confirms that she eats that ONLY with him!! Dora ends his jealousy with a cheek kiss.

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Dora is MoMo-awed

This scene speaks for itself. His expressions priceless.

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Dora approves of his looks
What do you do when you wait for your girlfriend. Well, checking your full profile, front and side is one way. And Dora is content with his looks :)) I approve.
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    Cofidence–but not cockiness– is a beautiful thing

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    Again, I just love how the show style them like real college students (except maybe that shirt is really like $350 from a boutique store 😂but you know, you can probably find a similar one in your local H&M)

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    Dora you pass the handsome test anytime of the day – be dora or Dao Ming si or anybody, you still take my breath away 😍

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    Loving that teeny side-smile <3 <3

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    As we have come to know and love about this drama, it’s all about the little things. I don’t think anyone would think Dora vain, at least not as far as physical looks are concerned. But, he is waiting for his girlfriend and he takes pride in his appearance. He wants to look good for her. It’s quite natural. It’s also an interesting progression with his character who prior to this we might have considered primarily academically focused as opposed to being socially focused. We haven’t seen him have friends per say, and I can’t remember, but if this is first relationship? So it’s interesting to see this side of him we don’t often see. Plus, he’s young and it’s the early part of his relationship.

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      According to the novel it’s not his first relationship. Noona has given a full account on the rabbit group.

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        Well, that makes certain things make sense now.

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        what’s the background of the first romance..?

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          It’s a bit dark for this drama. He dated a girl in Senior high, and she ended up being pregnant from another guy. Dora’s reputation is at stake. But he doesn’t say anything since it will affect his girlfriend. She then quits and moves to the school where MoMO/FuPei were studying. Guess who this is? Yes, The girl Fu Pei dates shortly in high school (who now is MoMo’s intern colleague – But this is not there in the novel). Anyway, the misunderstanding is cleared after Dora explains the details to MoMo.

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            btw, what triggered wei’s attraction to momo in the 1st place?
            the drama didn’t explain that.. he just always likes her in the drama..

            and how not strong were the feelings for 1st gf that he seems so unfazed .. or is it that he is good at snapping out of things

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Dora may look awkward, but he is smooth
The scooping hand hold.
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Dora has got ‘manner’ legs!!

This is why Dora is awesome. The way he walks a few steps down to meet her in the eye is what Dora would do.
And What was Fu Pei doing – well see for yourself!

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      I was just rewatching these scenes! And yes, you can really see the difference between them through these small things.

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    this speaks so much of their character. ugh dandruff.
    but lets give the character’s actor a break. He plays such a dislikable character so well.

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      True that. He definitely brings character nuances to life. I am sure we will be seeing him as lead in future. It will hard to shake off this character from him.

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    Aughhhh I was rewatching some scenes this week and your post reminded me how even back in their highschool Fu Pei would always do this to her.

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    I just love that the PD and Writer of the show are so attentive of these little details which speak volumes of who these characters are as people!!

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      Agree.. the consistency in writing and characterization is quite amazing. The fact that we can discuss so much in a single episode shows how much thinking has gone into the writing and details.

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    Fu Pei doing that irked me so much.

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    Like I said before, not only is the friendship/relationship between Wei Yi & Momo on level and equal ground, he also TREATS her equally… Fu Pei probably always looked down on her in some way because he’s always been the playboy type (until he discovered his true feelings for her… but then again, his feelings only came out only because he felt insecure when seeing Momo’s relationship/friendship with Wei Yi) and has always seen her as ‘just another girl that likes him’, or even as a younger sister-type kind of friend because they’ve known each other since young, and then this attitude of looking down on her translated physically in how he treats her

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      I don’t think he ever liked her that way. He was mopey simply because she was not his anymore. I dont see much hopes for his relationship with ShanShan either.

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The boys gets what he wants!!

I love the little details in this drama. Here they are ready to go out on a date and she happily runs to him and holds his arms.
But when she doesn’t hold on to his arms after reaching the shopping complex, he quickly takes a few steps and holds her hands. He does not hesistate. She notices that and holds his arms with her left hand while the right hand is still holding his.

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What can a girl do?

I feel you gal, I Feel you..

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Psychometric Finale

And thus the show ends. Even though the last few episodes ripped our collective souls, I really did like this drama – till the end. I loved how the mystery was handled and we got to see layers peeling each episode. I enjoyed all the collective discussions on ‘possibilities’ as new information came by.

I also liked how the characters were built and it felt balanced. Even though Lee An had super abilities, he was not portrayed as a hero. His character was really relatable. His growth and progression was done beautifully.
Jin Young and Kim Kwon are 2 actors whose future projects I look forward too.
Also Kim Dasom..Hopefully next time our Hyung gets to smile a lot!

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Heart broken…
Hyung…..Hyung..

It just pains to see this face. Now, in hindsight, this moment when he leaves his mother feels more meaningful. There is this emptiness inside..
#psychometric

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    I read the spoilers. Sad that two of my favourite characters ended like this. 💔

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Boy very very angry!

Oh no! Our Bwoy is very very angry and it shows! I love how everyone, including his professor are scared of him.

[botmode] Look at him, Just look at him!! [/botmode]

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      Hahaha. Gu Wei Yi and the ‘scientists’ ways. Why’s that I’m laughing tho I know he’s mad? 😂😂😂

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    Huehehehehe funny how he ended up coming home first when he told her he’d be late coming home!

    And LOLOLOLOL I’m still dying how the “scientists” are all coming together to come up a of a plan on how to get a girl 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 and how that dating bible is probably dated 1920 but is THE holy grail 😂😆

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      This is the best BROMance ever!! Geeks with a bible from the 18th century offering love advice.

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        Prof says it worked with his wife. In prof we trust. And! We might really get a new generation to pass down that bible 😏

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    Hahah she smells like hotpot 😋😋😋 🤤🤤🤤

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      So funny she thought he was mad because she ate hotpot without him and offered to eat it again next day.
      Girl it’s not the hotpot. It’s Mopey.

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        Eeeeepppsss!!!! Spazzing!!! She’s soooo cute! Really love how she feels bad that he’s angry and try to please him. Huehhehehehe thinking it all because of that damn hotpot she barely ate (wait don’t think she ate tho?)

        But sulky Dora did not cave and remained sulky. 😤

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Nerdiness runs Deep!

How can you not love this bwoyyy!!

[botmode] Look at him, Just look at him!! [/botmode]

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    😍😍😍 Gu-bot on autopilot!!

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      This scene was so funny. Thankfully, I did not have any food in my mouth. And I think my office colleagues think am super weird. Laughing like a crazy teenager while eating salad!!

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        Lol I think it’s a good thing I cannot watch in the office. 😂😂 I spazz hard core. I remember asking kimbap to pause several scenes for me during the live watch lol 😂 cuz this dork is too much.

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    I love it!! When I first saw the bday prep scene I just died at how science-y this was for my brain 😂😂 and how this quickly became a habit to him. Lololol I don’t know how to love him more.

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      I did not realize I can love a virtual character so much!!
      I loved our Do kyung Seok, but this one is all kinds of handsomeness/dorkiness and adorables combined.

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        We do need more of these guys. It’s because our fictional world has a lot of jerk male leads in it that when we ran into uber nice guys, they are refreshing and swoon us in an instant!

        Smarty male leads aren’t new in the drama world, but he’s a lovable witty guy 😆 I love when he talks science, like a know it all, Momo just stares. 😐

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        geek level GWY >> DKS. DKS keeps it within the classroom while GWY is the embodiment of it in all aspects of life.

        In any case, both boys have great character, with the added bonus of being blindingly pretty. yes please more of them nice guys in dramaland and reality (handsome-ness, optional)
        (I silently spazzed Gangnam beauty too!)

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Woke up this morning and was happy to see the fan wall flooded with images of our Prince 🦁 Gold!!
Feels like today will be a good day.

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The girl cares! The girl misses him!

This was another simple yet beautiful sequence. A simple act of waiting for someone, missing them and wistfully looking at the empty bed next morning shows that our girl’s heart has finally swayed.

She readies sauced beef and 2 beers and waits for him. She realises its very late. She worries. She keeps checking the door and checks the road from the balcony. Finally, she calls him. Our boy is pleased to see her call him. A short conversation. Rules are established. Our boy is super pleased!! [botmode] Look at him, Just look at him!! [/botmode]

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    😆😆😆😆 lets not forget how she expressed her disappointment to Yuan Yuan! Love them family so much and it’s only 8 episodes! Here’s to hoping my love for them will grow more!

    And the way he reassured he’d call next tine he’s not coming home ☺️

    Let me share one of my favourites quotes from my favourite manga, which speaks volumes of Momo’s feelings

    The way to forget your last love is to fall in love again. You immerse yourself in the present. If your new love is real then the love you felt before will fade away naturally. -Bokura Ga Ita

    And that’s how it is for Momo. By ep 7, she can make peace with her girlfriend and tell her she’s really over Fu Pei because a new one has slowly sneaked his way into her heart. I want to tell more, but i’ll Reserve them thoughts once we’ve all seen ep 9 and 10.😊😊

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      I saw 9/10 raw 🙂 don’t know what I saw. I have a vague idea I think. I see she rejected FuPei.
      I had to have some context before trying the rabbit on Friday for 11/12!

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        We have to ask @kimbapnoona to do recap of Ep 9 and 10 first before we start 11 and 12!!

        But wait Ep 9 and 10 will be out on Friday! I really hope subs come out early Friday China time, so that it is still Thursday night over here in North America, and we can watch ep 9 and 10 before the live watch.

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          If the episode 9 and 10 are not subbed by our group watch on Friday, I can do a brief recap of important scenes before watching 11 and 12, @mayhemf!! Her rejection scene with Fu Pei is pretty awesome!

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Boy wants it, again!

Look at him, just look at him.

Boy knows he got fed once. He now wants it again. Probably in future too!!
I loved her little expression here!

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