Beanie level: Noble idiot

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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      I remember this scene. It showed a soft side of a man with a ruthless reputation.

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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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My Country Ep11
Such a heartbreaking scene.
The one thing he most needed to hear came not from his father but from the son of his mentor and father-figure.

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So it looks like they’re going all out on the tropey antics. Guess I’m gonna have to rewire my brain for this — all for the love of Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin.

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    It’s going to test my love for Son Ye Jin *sigh*

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      It’s a very trying year for kdrama fans. Vagabond is melting my brain, now I am crash landing… Sigh…

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        I dropped it at the first episode 😂 I hope it won’t be the case for Crash Landing

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          I’m counting on HB and SYJ top caliber performance to pull through the cringey stuff.

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      We’re gonna need lots of love and lots of patience *sigh*

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        Should we start a support group in advance?

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          That’s a great idea! I have a bad feeling we’re gonna need it 😂 And I think we should throw in emergency parachute kits too just in case. 🤣

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    Oh no… why??? Why turn her into such a cliche?

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      I remember reading about them wanting to be in a RomCom together. Perhaps this was the best project that was offered to them.

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My Country Ep6
That “fateful” encounter. I have been waiting for this moment and show delivered perfectly.

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My Country Ep4
I can’t believe writer pulled out that classic trope. Hwi just can’t seem to catch a break and my heart just breaks for him. He needs to meet BangWon soon to have that needed leverage.

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    I think the story would have been a lot more interesting without *THAT* trope.

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      I know.. writer loves all the tropes this show seem to have it all. Good thing for me, I think the actors’ performance and production work are compelling. The story has enough twist to keep me interested and anticipate how it will all unfold.

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“My Country” It has only been two episodes but I am already hooked and just have to rave about how good it is. This clip of the two male leads fighting off the guards is one of my favorites.

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    As you should (rave) and as it should (be your favorite scene)!

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“My Country” trailer with English subs. Because I need to have it on my wall too. haha 😂 😂

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Best.Team.Ever #TeamBlueHouse

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    and my Secretary ship sailed!

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      Yeah, I am disappointed Secretaries Cha and Kim did not get together either.

      Well, at least they are back together working ;).

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        eh? oh, no no! lol
        My ship was Secretary Cha and Secretary Jung. and that Ship sailed for sure, except all in the background. 🙂
        I AM very happy that all 4 secretaries are reunited though. they make a fabulous team.

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        Yep, they were the best couple.

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    After One Spring Night, I am now at the right frame of mind to finally begin My Ajusshi…

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