Beanie level: Noble idiot

Chocolate Ep14
So many details to ponder upon. Mostly those of Joon, Director Kwon and SeonAe. Kang and Cha Young’s final scene turned out to be so much better than I expected.

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This show’s pulling me in..I took a peek at the premiere episodes and I can’t wait to see more. The Rookie Docs are too fragile and precious I want to see them grow and rise above it all. Kim SaBu and Doldam Team, I have faith in you!!! 💕

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So beautiful.. I love it!! ❤️🍫

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    I was literally flooded with tears and irrepressible joy by the end of Ep 12 – what a satisfying pay off!! So, so beautiful.

    Who cares about the grandma and the hospital?!

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      There was a moment when I thought her daughter-in-law was going to just kill her. I mean, go daughter-in-law….

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        I still think the DIL has done something to the grandma in the hospital. Is she now in a coma? I was watching raw without sub, no idea what happened in the last hospital scene.

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          I thought she was going to do something when she was alone in the room with her, but then there’s the scene where everyone comes back, and grandma is alive and off the ventilator. So, if she did try to do something of screen, either she chickened out, or it didn’t work, or we might get a flashback and see what happened.

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      It was so beautifully done.. that moment when Kang realizes she’s the little girl from his past. I’m one of those who dislike childhood connection trope. But this was really beautiful 💕

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    i love this scene and what i love more was how once these 2 leave the frame camera still remains on that empty chair to emphasize on the importance of that chair, their togetherness even more…

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      I really loved this scene too.
      The moments they shared here, how this scene confirmed Kang’s feelings for Cha Young *before* the big REVEAL.

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Chocolate.
Is it too much to ask for a happy ending for the cousins standing together against their awful family? No to love triangles please.

I liked episode 9 with Cha Young and Kang in the car scene. Didn’t like episode 10 so much. I’m getting numb with all the terminally ill patients. Is it just me? I understand it’s a hospice. But I’m not connecting with the new characters. I’m getting apathetic even for ajumma with amnesia.

Hoping 11 and 12 will be better 🍫

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    It’s because there’s been too many, and we aren’t really given a chance to connect with them. Worse, for the new ones in the latest episodes, we don’t really see the staff, particularly Kang, connecting with the patients. The volume of tragic events is become a bit much, while our ability to digest and care is becoming more difficult. It was narrative mistake to have that boy die so soon because he was a connecting thread with everyone.

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    I think we’re getting an angst triangle.

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      ugh

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      Ugh. I really hope they don’t go there. I don’t get the jealousy vibe from Joon though. I think he’s genuinely curious about Kang and Cha Young. I actually like him more in this episode. He’s making Kang jealous lol. I wouldn’t mind if he knocked some sense onto Kang.

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Merry Christmas✨

I’m all set for 2020. Wishing every one of us for more radiant beginnings, exhilarating adventures and worthwhile moments!! 💕Cheers🥂

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Still craving for some old-fashioned warmth from the good folks at Doldam hospital. Hoping to find time for a rewatch before Season 2 in January.

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They’re almost here! Never thought I’d say this, but I think I really need this too 🤣🤣

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Still on my playlist.
#Still Seventeen 🎵🐥💕

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Chocolate OST 3

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    Thanks for posting the OST! I thought the one who sings this song in the trailer was a woman though, maybe there is another cover yet to be released.

    https://youtu.be/q_ALLnZTDBE

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      I heard that played in the drama too. There are two versions. Maybe this song represents the leads characters’ story that’s why there’s one version for each of them.

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        That’s so beautiful and fitting to their relationship!

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Chocolate OST 2

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My heart goes out to this sweet, caring and cheerful little kid who becomes jaded and aloof and closed off his heart except for one person. I want to see him smile again.

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Three charming men. One pretty lady.
Can we trade places Ha JiWon-ssi?
#Chocolate

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Chocolate OST

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“My Country” Appreciation Post wouldn’t be complete without the Man behind the Fan.

Jang Hyuk as Yi Bang-Won.
Magnificent.
Intense.
Phenomenal.
Mesmerizing.

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    He is so good! It took me a while to see it, but from episode 12 on, I truly started appreciating Jang Hyuk’s ability

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      His screen presence alone is magnetic. It was my first time to see him and I was blown away by his performance. All the emotions in his eyes and body language. And his voice! His laugh and the way he speaks… Amazing.

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        His portrayal gave life to an inanimate object like his fan for goodness sakes 👍🏻😂😅👌🏻👌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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    You forgot unforgiving and ruthless.

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    Jang Hyuk was absolutely great in this.

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    I really love the scene where he was watching his daughter while she was sleeping.
    Jang Hyuk would make a great King Sejong too.

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    Jang Hyuk and his fan were terrific.

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And the sweet puppy who stole my heart. Whenever he smiles, I melt. When he cries, I am shattered.
😊☺️

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Seo Hwi and Nam SunHo.
One True Bromance.

“…but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Throughout it all, they had each other’s back.

Yang SeJong and Woo DoHwan were perfectly cast. One was a “softie” with an almost innocent aura and demeanor who turns into an almost soul-less character while the other has been hardened by life’s fate yet still had a perceptible vulnerability. They had such palpable chemistry and gave an impressive performance it was hard not to root for one without rooting for the other.

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“My Country”
Wonderful cast and crew.
Brilliant performance. Excellent work.

Special shoutout to PD Kim Jin-Won.

“Thanks for your hard work.”
“You did well.”

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Finally “My Country” background instrumentals have been released.
I’m having withdrawal symptoms. I don’t want to get over them just yet. And I can’t stop playing these instrumentals. They evoke just the right kind of emotions in the show… from hopeful and inspiring… to tension and suspense. I can feel every drumbeat, wind and string instrument take me to the heart of the show. They have a non-traditional sageuk music feel, but these pieces give somewhat of an edgier vibe which I think is more appropriate for the sageuk-faction theme.

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    I just love this. The music is simply amazing.

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      It really is amazing. The musical team is so talented they deserve acknowledgement too.

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    Oh yes, finally! This instrumental definitely grew on me. I still don’t care much for the voices, but funny enough I sometimes I myself la-la-la singing along. I don’t even need to know Korean to sing this. 😂

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      Have you seen the finale yet?
      I’ve delayed posting anything on the wall. I’m still not ready for the show to end, I might rewatch the final two episodes just to let it all sink in. 😂😅

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        No, I haven’t. Don’t worry, I’m sure most beanies have seen it already so just post away. I’ll scroll down quickly to avoid spoilers.

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My Country OST “Farewell”
This is hauntingly beautiful.

Credit to YouTube uploader.
Translation of poem by German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe below.

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    Der Abschied
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Laß mein Aug den Abschied sagen,
    Den mein Mund nicht nehmen kann!
    Schwer, wie schwer ist er zu tragen!
    Und ich bin doch sonst ein Mann.

    Traurig wird in dieser Stunde
    Selbst der Liebe süßstes Pfand,
    Kalt der Kuß von deinem Munde,
    Matt der Druck von deiner Hand.

    Sonst, ein leicht gestohlnes Mäulchen,
    O wie hat es mich entzückt!
    So erfreuet uns ein Veilchen,
    Das man früh im März gepflückt.

    Doch ich pflücke nun kein Kränzchen,
    Keine Rose mehr für dich.
    Frühling ist es, liebes Fränzchen,
    Aber leider Herbst für mich!

    Farewell
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Let my eyes bid farewell to her
    For my mouth no longer can.
    Hard, how hard is this loss to bear
    Despite my being a man!

    To sadness in this hour grown older
    Does love’s sweet forfeit belong,
    For the kiss from your mouth is now colder
    And your handclasp no longer strong.

    No more a mouth so easily turned
    O what delights it gave me!
    Like those that the violet earned
    When plucked in March so early.

    But now, I gather no flounces,
    No further roses in bloom.
    Spring is the season, dear Frances
    But for me, alas, it is autumn.

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      I’m a huge fan of Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe, so this was such a nice surprise, I love this!

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        Didn’t expect anyone would know the poet. I’m glad to see an actual Beanie fan here ☺️

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