Beanie level: Errand boy

It’s official, the third hour of Dance Sports Girls (Just Dance) healed my broken APAD heart. I’m ready to watch Jang Dong Yoon play another more adult role now. @raonah and other Minho shippers.

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    Lol IKR? All those times seeing him successfully pursuing and winning the heart of the girl he likes, boy it was satisfying. I almost felt like Ally and was proud of our jang dong yoon. 😂

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    Yay! I’m definitely going to start on it this weekend!

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      It’s definitely not an easy watch after his sweet marshmallow scenes in the third hour but I think he’ll prevail in this one. Even if he doesn’t, this is still a wonderful character for him and it really has erased my prior pain.

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    He’s so good in this!! He’s already completed his military service too so looking forward to brighter days ahead!

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    Yeeesss!

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Has anyone else watched episode 9 of Twelve Nights?

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    I did. I did. Wanna talk about?

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      Yes. Spoilers ahead –

      Too much time spent on grossness. My takeaway was that the fiance is a good person so we can’t hate her. Did we need to spend so much time on this?

      We’re left hanging on what the heck is going on with her mother. I’m left hanging on why he’s done what he’s done, why he isn’t taking care of his knee, why he’s contacted her and then ignored her? Is he having some existential crisis?

      Honestly, the best part was one of the end comments on Viki. The viewer vowed to come back for the next episode because he/she was more committed to the drama than the couple is to their relationship.

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        Dude was always on permanent emo. He is almost offended that that is how the world works, especially is something fickle like the arts and dance.

        As far as the mother, I don’t care. She is the reason that I travel alone. She annoyed me to the end and if I was Baek I would have kick her ass out.

        The only positive of that was the segue to him and Chan. I love that Chan and his classmate are still friends and still in love with one another. She is not taking his travel to the states well. At all.

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          It feels like the lead couple is the one we might not get. Her friend and the former guest house employee seem destined to end up together as do Chan and his classmate.

          I would have ditched the mom in a heartbeat.

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            Agree about them being not becoming a couple. Sure they love each other, but what are they willing to sacrifice for it. It seems like puppy love instead of the reality of it and life. Now that we are caught up and they are in their 30’s, this is it. This is cute and understandable in your 20’s. Now it time to put up or shut up. The next few days (episodes) should be interesting.

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      I liked the slow pace at first, but I think the lack of interaction with the main couple pushed me over the edge in this episode.

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        Yep, the extended periods of mopiness are becoming too much. The slow pace worked well in the beginning, but the writer has not given us enough of the couple actually being together for us to be invested in them as a couple. At this point, after years and years, it doesn’t even feel like they know each other at all.

        Mom is awful. The girlfriend is not awful.

        Also, dude, people get jobs by using their connections. It’s okay. Stop moping, take care of your infected knee, and for god’s sake stop relying on serendipity for major relationship decisions.

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          Which is why I don’t see a happy ever after. And you know what, that is okay. It can be seen as a journey. That is something that we all go through.

          And yes, stop the serendipity crap. YA 30 !!!!

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          T..H..I..S..!

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        But ya gotta admit, the lack of interaction is the most realistic we have seen in a kdrama in a long time and totally make sense in terms of plot.

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          True.

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          It would work for me if it was set before the internet age. Their lack of communication during the separations makes no sense, other than serving as a plot device

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            This is where I miss recaps. I’m not sure they haven’t communicated. Maybe they’ve emailed and texted? Either way, too little information for us to know anything about their relationship, or lack of one.

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            Beantown, these two have not really, let’s use the word sacrifice for them to be together. What, there is are no dance companies in New York. There is no work for photographers in Korea. These are options and there are decisions and there are sacrifices.

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            Yes, to your point, if it was important, they would continue to build the relationship. Why I am guessing that there is no meaningful conversation in the intervening years is because the “Relationship Clock” goes back to zero each time. Ugh

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    @ndlessjoie I have, and I found it to be disappointing. This last three year break and current relationship hurdles feel contrived in a way the others didn’t.

    What did you think?

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      Yes. Maybe it feels contrived because we don’t get enough (or any) explanation for why they happened. The mostly unexplained gaps aren’t working for me. I need more explanation and more of them together getting to know each other so that I actually care.

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        That’s it in a nutshell. Ive lost interest because of their dithering!

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          I keep thinking that someone needs to yell at them about how much time they’ve wasted already. I also want to know where the owner of the photography studio is. She was a touch stone in a way, so will they go their separate directions now that she doesn’t have a studio? Are they concerned enough about her to ask someone where she is, or what happened to her? Will they come to their senses and realize that what they had was a crush on a possibility they saw in each other, but acknowledge that they don’t really know each other after all this time and go their separate ways? I guess I have reasons to finish and I don’t think I’m hate watching, yet.

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Who was hoping for an IU Sam Kim duet? He sang Ending Scene with her and it was magic. Now they need to release an original together.

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    Been listening to IU’s Ending Scene for 3 days! Really beautiful song. If I heard it when I was on a post-break up-ugly-cry-mode, i would’ve bawled my eyes out even further

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Matrimonial Chaos has been such a breath of fresh air that I’m not ready to say goodbye. I’m glad I trusted Bae Doo Na to pick a great script.

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    It really was. I am totally down for a second series with new couples.

    It is a shame that this show did not do better.

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    Looks like we have all The episodes and reached the end. Slowly savoring and watching the last few.

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    that good?
    I guess I should start watching it, now that it’s almost over 🙂

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      I would recommend it. You really walk away from each episode thinking about something. They touched on subjects that are very real and sometimes raw. It is also quite funny.

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    I wasn’t quite sure about it in the beginning, but I’m glad I stuck with it. It really was a breath of fresh air.

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    one of my fav’ this year <3

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      I think one of the best shows of 2018.

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        Yes! I don’t often go back in an episode and rewatch, but this one was a gem with so many good conversations and awkward or funny moments.

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          I definitely plan to rewatch this once am done. Because, I am sure I missed a lot of details in the first 4/5 episodes. It really took me a while to get into the grove. And now that I know the characters, am sure I will appreciate it more.

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            I held on until the very end not wanting to like or give Jang Hyuk the benefit of anything. I really just thought he was a thoughtless cad with it came to his adultery and sometimes his attitude. But when Yoo young asked about why he did not register their license and he finally stopped joking and talked about the self hatred that they both had and it spilling to one another…damnit man, don’t make me understand you.

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            @larelle79 yes I remember how strongly you felt about Jang Hyuk. There was something so unsettling about him from the beginning. Like he goes from acting dumb and saying some meaningful stuff.
            Yes that conversation where both of them spilled out was very hard to watch. They both are suffering and not giving themselves a chance to heal or be happy. I agree they need some therapy. But her reaching out to her mother is one step forward. And Jang Hyuk meeting Seok Moo was needed for him.

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        Definitely!

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    Yeah, we’re not ready to let this show go yet! It really was quite good.

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NPR’s Fresh Air reviewed Yoo Ah In’s movie Burning! I might have yelled a few times in the car while I listened to the radio. 🙆🏻‍♀️

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    Did they like it?

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      Very much. I was holding my breath because they started talking about Steven Yeun, but they did a full review and mentioned how amazing YAI was several times.

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        I can’t wait to see it, and I hope it comes to a theater near me. Though Yoo Ah-in on the big screen might be too much.

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          I think I could handle it. I’d have to freak out at home, on the way there, and on the way home, but I think I could tone it down during the movie. Maybe.

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    OH WOW!!!! Awesome. If Fresh Air reviews it then the movie is definitely going to do well1 Yeah Terry Gross!!!!

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      It was their movie critic at the end of Fresh Air where they often play book and movie reviews.

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    That’s amazingggg!

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I’m an errand boy! Looking forward to the exercise and simple wardrobe. I hope Healer Ajumma has an opening for me.

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@mary I wonder if spammers Slaughter Stampe and Damian Knitter have fun crafting together. @cloggie should work these into a good murder mystery.

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More beautiful Sam Kim music.

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    He has certainly grown in style and his music just gets better. The mini album this is on only has 3 or 4 songs but I listened to it on repeat for a whole day. Looking forward to seeing how much more he grows over the years.
    Both he and Roy Kim are so talented at such a young age!

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      Sam Kim is from the Pacific NW. Not sure if you knew that.

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        I did – and he grew up close to the same area I grew up. He’s from Bellevue if I got it right, and I grew up in Lynnwood outside of Seattle.

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          I only know that when he left he was living in the Federal Way area.

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            Well, it’s all in the Seattle area in my opinion and where it rains – ALOT. 😉

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            I know. I’m living it. I’m ready for a non smokey summer already.

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            Ah, so you know! I’m in Oregon now and we are looking forward to some rain as its been so dry here. When I lived in Lynnwood my dad worked at the Boeing site in Renton when they were building it.
            A few years ago I went up to Lynnwood and Edmonds on my way to Vancouver and could not get over the changes. The TRAFFIC! oh my…
            so hello neighbor!

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        The first song I heard was Seattle. It stopped me in my tracks I remember, looking up who this fantastic voice was singing such a song of yearning. I’ve been a huge fan ever since.

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So happy to have more Sam Kim music.

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For @smaltwalt.

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    I WANT TO HUG YOU FOR FINDING THIS, BUT I CAN’T, SO I AM JUST GOING TO USE A WHOLE LOT OF EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      I couldn’t find a clearer version, but it’s fun to watch anyway. I’m happy you like it. 🕺

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Matrimonial Chaos had me in it\’s grasp by 15 minutes in. I think this one is going to hurt but who doesn\’t need to see Bae Doo Na curling? 🥌

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🎶 Tiramisu cake…

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Damian Knitter is my favorite bot name so far. It\’s a bizarre mix of horror and softness. Sorry @mary. Hwaiting!

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Thirty But Seventeen has disappeared from Viki again in the US. Did they lose the license again?

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Speaking of alcohol consumption. After watching Clean Me Heal Me and ID Gangnam Beauty, how is death by alcohol poisoning not a thing in K-Dramas? Gangnam Beauty was especially worrisome.

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    Smh, when will they ever let go mentality of alcohol=strong. It’s not.

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    Marriage Not Dating was similarly worrisome. The main female lead drunk at least one soju bottle per episode… Usually one-shot, if my memory serves well.

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    South Korea is one of the largest consumers of alcohol (per head consumption) in the world. I’d say the drama is showing a part of reality. Plus, from what I’ve seen in general, college students drink a lot – I found it actually pretty accurate given my experience of university in India & the UK.

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      I think the ID Gangnam drinking really got to me because of the amount in a short time. I know it happens. I also know it can be deadly.

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        Hahaha – no, no I think your reaction is the more correct one. It IS frankly ridiculous. 🙁

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    I don’t know a lot but I think people associate alcohol poisoning with low quality liquor that is why

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    Yeah, everyone just springs back with a serving of hangover soup in the morning, wth? And this in a country where so many people literally are missing the enzyme to metabolize alcohol. You do so rarely see anyone in the emergency room with alcohol poisoning in a kdrama, it must be very unrealistic.

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      In Live it was kind of presented that all the drunk people were collected by police to sober but it’s a big problem of korean culture in general – they consider drinking parties a part of their working duty, that’s why kids don’t see often their parents at home, most of them comes very late and very drunk and continue to drink at home, especially men. I didn’t think it is this way, but when I was watching korean counseling TV shows I was quite horrified.

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    I had the same thought re: Kyung-seok’s drinking, although I may just have an unusually unrealistic view about about how much alcohol people normally consume and normally ought to consume. I guess that comes with (1) living in Canada and (2) being a teetotaler.

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Clean Me Heal Me is now cemented as my happy place. My new catnip might be a man who recognizes that the influence of alcohol is no excuse for inappropriate behavior.

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    Ok my question might be extremely dumb & a buzzkill but…are you referring to Kill Me Heal Me when you say Clean Me Heal Me? & if so, why?

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      No, it’s our alternative title for Your House Helper thanks to Liquid Soap who should name all the dramas.

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Clean Me Heal Me is my new happy place.

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I\’m taking so many breaks during ep. 15 of Sketch. Either the shocks and intensity have ramped up or I\’m a wimp today. Maybe I should just close my eyes and listen to Rain\’s voice?

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Second try – I discovered an interesting photographer living in South Korea named Noe Alonzo. He\’s active on most social media.

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Potential Sketch spoilers in comments.

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    Is anyone caught up? This just took a twist that I don’t fully understand – any ideas about where we’re headed? Is this an ultimate revenge plot? I think it’s a given that Kang Dong Soo will try to protect Yoo Shi Hyun from the horrible truth. Does her brother also see the future or does he just have inside information that he’s driven to revenge?

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      I was so shocked at that revelation though everything is starting to make sense. Seeing as how Shi hyun has an ability it makes sense that the only other person would be her brother but I don’t know what his motive is seeing as how he is too young to be the ‘elder’

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