Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

Oh I just finished Oh My Ghost and the couple Chef Kang and Bong Sun is so lovely! Dunno why I waited this long before watching this one, but I guess everything has its own timing. The show is adorb.

17
11

    I had a crush on Chef-nim 💕💕 I still don’t like how they didn’t show much of Bong Sun scenes without the ghost because it felt like she didn’t spend enough time as herself with Chef-nim.

    2
    2

      Well, I guess I have to agree with you on that. I personally think that the person Chef nim actually likes is the ghost and the You are my Sunshine blog thing was just added to make it easier for us the viewers to understand how come Chef nim ended up falling for Bong Sun instead of the ghost.

      2
      1

        I share the same opinion as you about Chef-nim and the ghost. She did “all the work” and Chef-nim couldn’t possibly like her because… she’s already dead? The show handled it wrong. The blog wasn’t enough to show he liked Bong Sun. I won’t lie, I’m still salty haha

        On Happy Together, Kim Seul Gi said she was supposed to have a kiss scene with Jo Jung Seok. It was a scene of him kissing Park Bo Young and she shoud have switched places in the middle. Girl was so excited (who wouldn’t lol) but the director only filmed PBY and JJS. Since then, I want justice to prevail and see them reunite as lovers.

        1
        1

          I can’t agree with you more. The only reason why Chef-nim couldn’t like the ghost because she was already dead, so the show had to do everything in its power to suggest us that he actually fell for Bong-sun because he was originally a fan of her blog… wait What???? Lol

          I agree that I would so love to see both of them reunited. Love Kim Seul-gi and her innocent face and gestures. She was such a lovely and lively ghost. I also like the person who played the shaman that always helped the ghost. How their friendship was formed is just lovely.

          1
          0

      I always call him “Chef” when I recognize him elsewhere. I liked the backstory/ mystery of the ghost (that was new for me at the time to have a side plot in a different genre-ish), but I do agree that Bong Sun should’ve gotten more screentime. Especially since she was the “host” character

      2
      1

        I did the same before remembering his real name lol Bong Sun could’ve worked on her confidence and self-esteem with the ghost’s help and that would have been a satisfying character development.

        1
        0

    I have a real soft spot for this drama. And I love JJS and PBY in their roles.

    4
    1

      Na du (I guess it means ‘me too’ in Korean). My learning-Korean-along-the-way kind of language. Lol

      0
      0

    Oh.. and Kim Seul-gi is such a gem. Now I understand why her name is always mentioned with love in this DB site. She sure lifted up the show.

    6
    2

      If you haven’t yet, check out Lookout. Kim Seul-gi and Key are so good, and bring much needed heart and, well, not lightness exactly, but their storyline adds a brightness to this twisty story.

      4
      0

      I recommend Splish Splash Love (two episodes).

      1
      0

Kang Haneul’s facial expressions in Ep.6 (actually, in all Eps) are priceless <3 <3 <3.

8
0

Is it too late to say that When Camellia blooms is hitting all the soft spots in me? Kang Haneul is <3. I never realized he possesses a great deal of talent until now.

10
0

Happened to watch and finish My First First Love on Netflix and may I just say that the show is just ❤️. I’m loving this as much as RIBB. 🤗☺️👏

2
0

I really like Romance is a Bonus book because of the fluffy and chillax feeling it gives. Can any Beanies recommend other shows that give a similar vibe?

3
4

    Thirty But Seventeen and Shopping King Louis would be my recommendations based off RIABB vibes.

    3
    1

    Off the top of my head:
    20th Century Boy and Girl
    Oh My Venus
    One More Happy Ending
    Sassy Go Go
    Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo
    (these last two are more youth oriented but still excellent fluffy fun).

    If you like Taiwanese dramas, Attention! Love is also very fluffy and chill.

    4
    1

I’ve liked UEE ever since Ojakgyo Brothers. But now after finishing Marriage Contract, I am her FAN. She is such a gem. Not a sad drama fan, but Marriage Contract is a good one.

13
11

    I think UEE works best in a family drama or melo setting. Maybe experienced co stars help lift her up. Because even I was convinced that she is a great actor after Marriage Contract. But then came Manhole and it didn’t work out there. She just poured her heart out in MC and was in the hands of a good director. I don’t know how she is doing in the family dramas she has been doing recently but I think that is her territory not rom coms.

    2
    2

      Jbtw did you watch MC on Netflix? I am planning to rewatch it but I’m wary Netflix might have destroyed the subs.

      1
      2

      She was good in Hogu’s Love, a rom-com! Not as good as Marriage Contract, but still memorable. Sometimes casting also matters, aside from genre.

      1
      2

        Yes basically it can be your co stars, story, direction but a great actor will still shine through if any of this goes wrong. UEE was great in MC but everything else in that show was too.

        1
        0

        Really? I should try Hogu’s love then. Think I’ve seen it on Netflix also. UEE was also good in My Husband Oh Jak-doo btw.

        0
        1

          Hogu’s Love is one of my favourite dramas! It seems a bit over the top at first, but if you stick around, the story and characters are actually really sweet. Hogu is a breath of fresh air, he’s quite different from typical male leads.

          1
          0

    I definitely think family dramas are her thing, but “Marriage Contract” definitely is a stand out for her acting career overall thus far (girl has so many years ahead of her!!) and definitely a gem 💎 I think “Marriage Contract” also having Lee Seo Jin as her co-star— and this also being one of his breakout performances— also really helped 🤗🤗🤗❣️❣️❣️ Ugh I could gush about this drama any day, any time, any where, and some needs to stop me every time that I get the chance to gush about this drama or else I won’t stop 😅😅 I just love it and it’s just so dear to my heart ♥️

    2
    1

      Though I’ve heard quite a lot of praises for this drama, I just got a chance to binge-watch it two days ago. It really lives up to the hype! Both leads’ performances are just great, love their teary eyes and ready-to-order tears. The little girl is also adorable.

      2
      0

“The moon is beautiful.” // Romance is a Bonus Book

8
1

I know a show is good when I keep smiling even when it is ending. Romance is a Bonus Book is one of them.

8
0

OMG I just levelled up to the Goblin’s underpants!! How happy I am. Thank you Beanies. Now I feel verrrry close to the Goblin.

23
7

Have you watched Romance is a Bonus Book ep.10 Beanies? It’s a lovely episode and I can’t wait for its recap here.

9
8

    Yep! Just watched it!!! I was so excited for the kiss and was waiting for it but when it actually happened I just couldn’t feel it… I just didn’t have that fluttery feeling I used to have when watching the 2 leads kiss… I returned to the drama world after a long time as I was struggling in the real world…. Maybe that could be the reason….

    1
    2

      I didn’t feel the fluttery feeling either. But I somehow feel like it was kinda cute. For me, this still feels like one-sided love. But I also feel that Dan-i is slowly falling for Eun-ho.

      0
      0

      It definitely fell flat for whatever reason. I think it was because he said he wouldn’t actively pursue her and then he does that. And she’s not really sure what she thinks of the whole thing yet. The timing was off for me.

      2
      0

    I’m also wondering if I can know the names of the books we saw in those episodes…

    0
    0

    I can’t wait either. However I must admit when they were arguing over book covers, I picked up and examined the covers of some books on my side table. They weren’t particularly interesting. Apparently, I look at who the author is first
    Also, I looked to see if anyone was named on the Copyright section. Do smaller book publishing houses do that?
    The kiss would have been nicer if she closed her eyes and felt it- because, in reality, he kissed her – it wasn’t a shared kiss.
    But that will come later I hope.

    2
    1

      I admit that I haven’t picked up and finished a book for like ‘years’? It once began when I read a book named something like ‘Just kidding’ in Thai and found that I couldn’t manage to guess which part of the text is the ‘facts’ and which part the ‘made-ups.’ I lost my trust in the sincerity and knowledge of authors since then. Hehe

      0
      1

        So sorry you lost trust in authors from that book.
        Maybe you should try fiction so you don’t have to guess what is true or not. For me, reading is one sublime pastime I treat myself to as much as possible (when I’m not working, watching dramas or gardening).

        1
        0

    I still haven’t watched 9 & 10 but I’ll catch up!

    2
    0

Just finished Romance is a Bonus Book ep.8 and felt really good. The show is AMAZING. I love every bit of it. Many scenes cracked me up. The leads are adorable. Love love love!

7
2

FInished Romance is a Bonus Book ep.4 and am LOVING everything about it. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ This is my cup of tea. Just the right amount of everything. I’m so happy. 😊

5
0

Just finished Romance is a Bonus Book ep.1. May I just say that this show is just adorable? I’m loving everything about it. The female lead is just gorgeous.

13
1

Is there any Beanies who now how to prevent oneself from overthinking? It’s like a bad habit, you know that it’s bad, but still you just can’t stop doing that. At least, it’s not that easy.. hrrrr

8
10

    It is never easy. If at times it deviates into extreme anxiety, I try to bring myself back by recognizing a few things I can see, smell or touch currently. For overthinking alone, I suppose distraction helps. I distract myself by watching sth immediately. Otherwise I myself have been unsuccessful. Or maybe I just try to give myself a lesson that nothing like this would happen, just relax, don’t think that far, think of the current situation at hand first.

    1
    1

      Thank you for your suggestion. I use distractions too when I’m so into my thoughts. Distractions help when I know I need some distractions though. ^ ^

      0
      0

    Intensive deep cleaning. Relatively heavy excercising. Both of these make me too tired to think and give me a very positive feeling physically after the tiredness fades.

    3
    1

      Thank you. Exercising doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, but it sure helps a lot of people stop thinking for a while. 🙂

      0
      0

    i also tend to overthink and once got actually physically ill from the stress. since then i consciously try to relax and not worry so much.
    first of all, prepare for whatever it is you’re anxious about. then, while waiting, distraction always helps. i find cleaning and organizing my home/space actually calms me down since it gives me a sense of control and tires me out.
    and then when D-day comes, i’ll just think ‘whatever will be, will be’ and throw myself into it
    prepare for the worst, hope for the best is my motto lol

    1
    1

      I know. I think anxiety is something I am prone to have, if I haven’t had it already. I, too, have to remind myself regularly not to be too extreme in all things. Taking things a little bit more easy is also good enough.

      0
      0

    I also tend to overthink, especially when I’m commuting and right before I go to sleep. Listening to music helps me alot. I listen to fun and upbeat songs in the morning to put myself in a good mood. Before sleeping, meditating really helps. There are guided ones on Spotify and Youtube that you could check out. Hope these help. 😊

    1
    1

      I thought I was the only one overthinking or getting anxious during and for commute. It was hard explaining it to other people because it wasn’t all that believable. I use the same method to keep me distracted during commute.

      3
      1

        Do you also have a long commute time? It usually takes me an hour to get to work. I never ride a bus on my own without my headphones on. It just makes me crazy and antsy. I once had to get off a bus when I realized that I lost the set that I had in my bag. I had to get myself a new pair.

        1
        1

          I don’t have a long commute currently but for the last few years, in order to go back home it took me around 7 hours and my anxiety would start a day or two before travelling.

          1
          0

How can I level up from Chaebol’s poor doppelganger? I’ve been in this level for so many months. This desperation is too much I can barely bear.. (*acting sobbing)

11
12

    I remember this pain—specifically related to this level, too. You got this! Fighting! 😉

    3
    0

    no secrets, gotta be active, posting on recaps/articles gives more points than posting on the fanwall
    maybe @sicarius broke the level up code or has more advice 🙂 , she’s at one of the highest level

    6
    2

    Wait till you’re an Errand Boy…

    6
    1

      Except that I love errand boys so I’m happy to remain.

      4
      1

        Errand Boy was the only level where I really felt that I was stuck. And not the only one. To the point where there were so many of us that we started an ongoing gif story about all the Errand Boys out tackling an organised crime group called the ?Lees?

        The algorithm’s a mystery, frankly. But I think being active on the fan wall gives you more “points”.

        8
        3

          I loved the gif story.

          4
          0

          Actually recaps and news threads give you more points than the fanwall, although it obviously prefers both. Also the levels get harder to pass as they go up. I was a Loan Shark for like 8 months.

          6
          0

          Lol, the EBI Gif Story! The story should have been about the Errand Boys finding the algorithm, which was hid by the villainous Lees. The Lees are the real villains.

          Yes, Errand Boys was the hardest level to pass for me. I had 15,000 upvotes and I was still an Errand Boy for a long time, so I think it’s more about commenting on recaps and fanwall than getting upvotes.

          3
          0

    I think that as you progress it becomes harder to move on to the next level.

    9
    0

    I wish to know too~ huahua

    All the best on your quest to level up! Fighting 💃🏻

    3
    0

I am liking the twists and turns of the last ep. of the MoA. But I’m not sure that with this game thing is about to be cleared, how will they drag the show to 16 ep. when now it’s just ep.8?

7
0

Oiiii I just can’t wait for the next episode of the Memories of the Alhambra… I love the feeling that the story is being unfolded and that things are not as crazy as they’ve been. Sigh*

5
0

Memories of the Alhambra.. Sometimes it’s too scary. Sometimes it’s sad. I don’t know how to describe my feeling but one thing I’m certain is that I feel Jin Woo. He must be in an indescribable pain.

6
14

    Did you already watch the episode? I just want to discuss it so badly

    1
    1

      Hi @nerdy i watched it. Want to discuss it too.

      1
      1

        Did this ending felt weird to you too? I mean, it was too romantic for their current relationship.
        At the moment, I think we can all agree that Hee Joo is more invested in this relationship than Jin Woo (before the big run he didn’t even remember about her, and I believed him when he said that it was drugs speaking in him when he called Hee Joo).
        I think I am the only one who likes our female lead. I mean, she is mostly a doormat and a candy female lead, but she is literally what Jin Woo needs. I doubt he would have trusted someone who is more….loud than her.
        Also, storywise I like that Jin Woo got psychological issues, after his experience it would have been unrealistic if he were perfectly sane.
        We have zero progress about the game, I hope this changes and Emma would appear again.
        What about you? What did you think about the episode?

        3
        2

          Me too. I want to discuss too~

          I’m not feeling it. I had doubts with ep 5. But ep 6 was all over the place with minimal plot progress and lingering shots. JW is now a drug addict addicted to sleeping pills. Not feeling the romance either. It feels shoved in. HJ is invested with JW. I dont know how JW feels. But i do see that JW is nearly always over the edge since Cha’s death.

          1
          4

            I suspect Jin Woo was also drinking a lot, the wine bottle was empty. On a more optimistic side, I don’t think it would be a plot device for long, Jin Woo’s addiction would probably get cured when he gets back to Korea. The game is set in Granada. I was actually wondering why he didn’t left sooner but it seems like he was too physically weak for that.
            Actually, before the ending I didn’t take Hee Joo’s crush all that seriously, I think it has to do with the fact that the story is from Jin Woo’s perspective. From what she knows- he is charming, handsome, and helped her at the moment of need, he was the victim in his last two relationships, is fragile and feeds her hero complex (or whatever woman feel when they see the damaged guy…or what we felt while watching Just Between Lovers). I don’t think her feelings are all that right, but she has little experience or social life outside her jobs so it is understandable that she likes him.
            Jin Woo probably likes her at some degree? But not enough to give it much thought

            1
            0

            @nerdy
            Hi both of you. My apologies for coming so late and you guys have already left the discussions here XD. I think JW drank a lot and took a lot of pills because sometimes, during this kind of time, people just don’t wanna be awake. I kinda understand that feeling. When you mind tricks you, you know that you’re being tricked but you just can’t do anything. And waking up, sometimes, are a more dreadful nightmare. So points to these particular things they put in the show. They make sense. And yes, I do agree that if the game is limited to Granada, JW should be fine, better in S Korea, thus does not have to take sleeping pills/consume alcohol like he did in Granada.

            For HJ, yes, I do agree that she cares very much for JW. He was a prince charming to her, who threw a ten billion won to her so easily. He helped her get out of her and her family poverty, and now somehow he’s almost deranged. She surely thinks that something has gone so wrong, and perhaps she thinks that it’s related to him buying that house from her. Seeing a person mentally collapsing in front of her eyes is surely something devastating. I feel her.

            But for JW, I think the portrayal of JW by HB is quite confusing here. I would’t expect him to develop any kind/degree of love interest in HJ in this period that the normality of his mental health is being questioned, and him being run after by an enemy- used to be closest friend dead person NPC. So I feel like the scene that he told his secretary to send HJ a very big banquet of red roses is quite out of his character.

            1
            0

            @mmmmm
            I actually thought that roses were only a gratitude gift for a nice girl. Considering how much she cared about him it would have been weird if he didn’t give her anything, flowers or accecories seem like an obvious gift choices. Poor Hee Joo obviously misunderstood him or thought that their relationship was going somewhere.
            I am with you on saying that Jin Woo is not at the place where he can think about romantic relationships. He was touched by her kindness, but I think that’s it (at least now)

            0
            0

            @nerdy
            I don’t know if it’s only me, a banquet of flowers/even roses is one thing, but a banquet of only red roses is quite another. I feel like a banquet of only red roses can only indicate romantic feeling. Perhaps other may think differently. 🙂

            0
            0

          I think it would’ve been better if we started this discussion elsewhere because we don’t know if mmmmm has watched the episode and this is her post but now that we are already on it I’ll add my thoughts. I should’ve mentioned that in the previous comment, my fault. But yeah I think we will see progress in the next episode. What I guess is that the game progresses in Korea too now. Regarding the whole romantic connection, it’s off. They specially HJ have nothing really to force that romantic relationship. I don’t why she is in any way so attached to him when all he did was buy her house. But yes maybe her looking after him might incite some feelings in him. What surprised me more that time has certainly passed away and the family still didn’t care where Se Ju is. Also as we are in Korea next week, I hope they do show that they searched for him at least. Shifting a country without caring about him would be so absurd. Even if these 2 episodes were slower for me I think they were important to show the effects of the game but all that could still be shown in half an episode. Hoping for more progress next episode. Plus we are not a year apart yet right? Them coming back to Korea perhaps happens within the year right? The timeline has confused me for the first time.

          1
          3

            Probably them going to Korea would be after a year.
            And Se-Joo. I absolutely forgot about him. I hope we get to find him sooner. He is probably the only one who can solve this mess with Jin Woo. And yes, it very weird that family cares that little about underage guy dissapearing for at least two week.

            0
            0

            I’m not sure if this is correct, but it seems like some beanies suggest that the ep.1-ep.6 is within the two-three day period? Can that be possible?

            0
            0

            I think they are saying that regarding the dialogue by JW, that I’ve met her only 2 days before–it was sth like this. I think it was used metaphorically. That a person that I’ve met merely a short period of time ago how can she fall for me. So that’s not just two days. Plus I think the now timeline in Korea is not the next year we were shown in last scenes of ep 2, it is perhaps a few months after ep 6.

            1
            0

    I am sorry mmmmm, I think I ended up bombing your comment section.

    1
    1

      No, it’s so fine. Don’t you worry about that :D!

      1
      0

I replayed the scene .. “You’re asking for trouble Agashi” in Memories of the Alhambra more than 5 times already. I agree with a Beanie’s comment that that scene, alone, deserves to have its own post.

14
1

Finished Ep.4 of the Memories of Alhambra and let me just say that this is so goooood. I love the cinematography and the songs. The characters are refreshing. I just can’t predict anything here.

7
0