Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Jinyoung made an appearance in Metling Me @raonah.

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I’m slowly savoring the last episodes of Be Melodramatic. If you’re not watching this one, you’re really missing out.

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The Netflix Bean Riot continued (may contain Arthdal spoilers and complaints):

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    Now that Netflix has manipulated several K-dramas to fit their seasonal format, some of us are wondering how the bean count will work. Jisoo Finally Gets The Girl (First Love) was split into two seasons, but was clearly a basic K-drama split into two parts for the sole purpose of having two seasons. Arthdal was dangled as a three part K-drama with two parts airing together and a third following months later. How many beans should a Beanie receive for each of those K-dramas?

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Happy relaxing Friday Beanies!

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I finally have a view and can rest my weary feet. If Junho weren\’t in the military right now, I\’d invite him over to read on the roof.

@sicarius 4,823 comments, 10,016 likes.

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#IslandParty2019

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And two thirds of the way into ep 8 of Beautiful World, I take back much of my praise. There were hints it might head this way, but I\’d hoped it would avoid the stereotypical evil chaebol family.

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    I was worried this would happen, it’s why I didn’t pick it up. I think I might wait till it all finishes and see how people feel about it.

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      It’s been a wonderful character driven drama that adds depth with each episode until this unfortunate turn.

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    Oh dear! I was thinking of picking up this show when I am in the mood.

    Evil chaebol family is my pet peeve. Why can’t the issues be more ‘ordinary’? I am actually more spooked by how evil lurks in the most ordinary places and how ‘ordinary’ folks can do the most horrendous deeds.

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    Do you still think it has drifted in this direction? Because IMO, one of the best aspects of this show is how, with the exception of Oh Jin-pyo, all of the characters, even the ones who’ve done atrocious things, are morally complex and are at least in some respects sympathetic or pitiable.

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      Yes, I still think it drifted in this direction and it weakened my love for the drama. I do like that they’ve kept the rest of the main cast morally complex but I think they took an easy road with Oh Jin Pyo.

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        Hmm, I can see this and I agree to a certain extent. I do think Oh Jin-pyo is the weakest (and by that I mean the least textured or complicated) character in the show. I console myself with the thought that, as a whole, the show is well-acted, the plot is smooth and the developments make sense, and the themes explored at more than a superficial level.

        I will also say, as a side note, that I am interested in how the sexual assault plot device involving Da-hee will play out. I hope the show has a good reason for why she lied.

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          I’m interested in how they’ll finish that one too. I was very pleasantly surprised to hear the detective say that a false report was very rare.

          I agree that overall the show has been amazing. I think I’ll be willing to overlook the one shortcut they used.

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Thank you to the Beanies who\’ve been singing the praises of Beautiful World. It\’s incredibly sad, but so wonderful. Nothing has hurt so good since My Ahjussi.

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If you haven\’t watched My First Love, wait until \”season 2\” is out. It\’s an incomplete story and the end is less than satisfying. I hope this isn\’t how Netflix plans to do all of it\’s Korean dramas.

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    Do you mean My First First love on Netflix? I was starting it just now!

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      Yes. It’s like they took a Korean Drama and just stopped in the middle, because that’s exactly what they did. Have to wait for season 2 for an ending. At least I hope there will be an end.

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    yes, I don’t plan to watch it until season 2 comes out. I hate Netflix for doing this.

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    Oh really? I had hoped it was a full 8-ep story. Will wait for season 2 then. Boo hiss, Netflix

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      They really don’t understand the appeal of Korean Dramas. I hope season 2 makes it a full story.

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      The original drama this is based on was short and had Kim Min Jae (and he was wonderful in it). Given how they just left this one hanging, the original is more satisfying.

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@raonah I\’m enjoying He Is Psychometric a little too much. I\’m going to be unhappy when I run out of episodes to binge. @egads you owe it to yourself to see how post it notes are used in ep. 6.

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On a lighter note – Bae Doona is on the cover of US Vogue\’s April issue! 💕

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SKY Castle fans – what is the sound system/stereo that coach Kim has in her home? And where are we going to gather to discuss the ending and our plans to move on from this addiction?

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    You would think that this drama will slow down and then nope it doesn’t. It keeps getting better and better, characters grow and change and the intensity and stakes get higher.

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    I found the sound system and knew it wouldn’t be inexpensive. The PPL is working, sort of.

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    Please let me know if you/anyone else figures this out! Can’t believe this week’s the last D=

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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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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 πŸ™‚

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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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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. πŸ˜‰

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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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