Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Legal high is terrible. There are numerous reasons for that but two things bothered me the most
*One freaking hour and court scene sums up to 3 minutes?
*They ruined main lead here, I don’t know how they managed it. Really, in japanese version he is a caricature as well, but you take him seriously when it matters. The whole episode we are told that he is oh such a good lawyer, but we never actually see how talented he is (except a train scene, which was copy pasted from jdrama). Also, In real Legal High no one would even think that he bribed a judge. Viewers, the judge and opponents all think that at the end his client was truly innocent. That is how good he is.

I am so frustrated, Legal High is my favorite jdrama and the writer and director didn’t even bother with watching/analysing the source material.

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    And in true korean fashion there is a lot of shouting and throwing punches

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Thing I need to see in upcoming episodes of MOA
– When oppa who is like a family finds out about Hee Joo’s relationship with Jin Woo

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    Am I mean for wanting to see his head pop off when that happens? 🤔

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Favorite moment of episode 10. Jin Woo magically starts walking without a problem. He isn’t surprised. At this point, he doesn’t even try to find logical explanations in stuff that is happening around him

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Ep 10 of Legends of Alhambra is depressing. Each episode is depressing. I think writer wants to make Jin Woo the most pitiful dramaland character ever.

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About Beauty Inside: I am just so mad at the creators. It feels like they missed the whole point of the movie. Getting loved no matter how you look was all this show was about, even not giving “real” face to main character was a point, because you shouldn’t expect your loved one to go from beast to prince. In this case, they used such a great premise as a plot device and made main character work in a lookism oriented workplace.

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    I absolutely loved everything about the movie and to turn to show into a romantic comedy, yeah, not feeling it.

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      I am so sad for the premise. It is especially unsettling that main lead has face blindness. I mean…. writers seriously thought no healthy person would survive a week with their loved one who has different face?

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        And what was so important about the film was the love interest and the emotional issues she had that lead to physical problems for her. She was so in love she was making herself sick and really didn’t know what to do about it.

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    there was honestly so much to love about that movie, like the fact that it wasn’t about beauty at all. it didn’t just focus on appearance, it said that gender doesn’t matter, age doesn’t matter (… to a degree), language barriers don’t matter. it was just. two souls loving each other. HHJ has brought so much tenderness to her role it always seemed like she was deeply in love with her partner. it just doesn’t work with asshole CEOs and unhinged movie stars and slave contracts and enemies to lovers. it’s not life anymore.

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      Preach. Only 2 episodes and it feel like they dropped the ball with this.

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Did main lead just stopped his children from getting born so that he would get the new shiny wife and freedom to play PSP?

#Familiar Wife #Main lead seems to have forgotten he has kids?

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Aside from main points, I somehow found it funny that OriShin cried on romantic movie, he even EXPECTED that so he took extra napkins (at that moment I thought it was for So-Bong, but after the ending I doubt it)

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Young-Hoon needs a pay-rise. No matter how much he is getting now, he deserves more for the craziness he has to go through

#AYHT

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Beanies, I have a question that has been bothering me for years.
-What is with this Richard Simmons jokes?
Google told me he is an actor and fitness trainer and this is not exactly helpful.
I don’t live under under the rock. Simply, not in english speaking country and I see this joke on every forum’s corner….SO EXPLAIN IT TO ME PLEASE. SOMEONE.ANYONE. I REALLY WANT TO KNOW

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    I’m curious too! I kinda create my own definition of the phrase after being here for too long…

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      My understanding is that he is not the best guy ever. He is used in every negative context (rude, slimball and I once saw him being mentioned next to the sexual assualter). I am thinking there is a meme or something that we don’t know about

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    I’m not 100% sure on this, but iirc, on soompi forums at least, if you use a censored word in your post it gets automatically replaced with “Richard Simmons”. So ever since then, “Richard Simmons” has been adapted as an adjective to represent strong negative (?) feelings towards something.

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      Wow, admins of this site must REALLY hate him, anyway, thanks for explaining

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    I’ll take a try at it. Richard Simmons was a comedian/weight loss/ self help guru who was constantly on day time talk shows in the US. About 4 years ago he just disappeared from public life. That’s why his name is used if something disappears.

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      He was a personality that caused strong reactions from some of the audience. Many people loved him because he was inspiring to them, and others disliked him either due to his style of comedy or his perceived sexual preference.

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        His style of comedy? Now I want to check his show.
        Thanks for explaining, I am still not sure why he is used as the definition of everything bad but I am starting to get the general image

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    I’m not sure the context for which he is usually spoken, but growing up I vividly remember him. He was an extremely popular and energetic fitness trainer. I really remember his voice and demeanor. (I was too young for his fitness videos). He had very specific persona. He was motivational and VERY high energy in his workout videos, interviews, ads etc. He also had a very specific look in his workout gear. I know he has been parodied in a lot of American TV shows. A few years ago, he retreated from public life and closed his gym without any announcement. There’s been a lot of speculation since he just “disappeared.” There’s even a podcast that was created called “Missing Richard Simmons.” I’ve never listened to it, but I’ve heard about it.

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The size of problems main leads face this season are so big

Come and hug me: Serial-killer father and being in love with one of dad’s victims

Are you human too? : Being a sacrificial limb for a jerk you don’t even know.

What’s wrong with Secretary Kim? -secretary leaving her job AND a pimple

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I have to admit, this was cute, but before that main lead made me wonder what was worse
-dating someone like him or dying in 100 day

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Miss Hammurabi: couldn\’t finish the second episode. Female lead is so bad at her job and she reminds me of those \”rightful\” kids in law school who always have opinion and are ready to sacrifice everything and everyone so that their one little goal would be achieved

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I am so happy with APAD’s ending. I know some people thought it got boring after Dr. Ye and Bo young started dating, but I really loved how little drama they had in relationships. Good communication and simply being happy together. They both deserve that

P.S Okay, but it is still out of fantasy world that those two didn’t get caught

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    I really wanted to see an epilogue where they would show us the dept, where they would break the fourth wall and address us directly, saying ‘ you really think we don’t know?’

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      Hahaha..like what they did in Jugglers!! That would be super awesome.

      I was thinking the same thing too, How could anyone fail to notice how completely smitten Dr. Ye is with all those adoring gaze! This is literally Dr. Ye: 😍😍😍

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        Exactly like jugglers! Maybe they didn’t notice because they were too busy cringing when he tried to become comfortable with them.but for someone who’s too nosy, they sure were oblivious.

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    i was so in shock as to how no one there observed His Eyes glued to her but then saw them all drunk/semi drunk so gave them benefit of doubt…

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To Ye-Liners
Just how traumatized we were by the past dramas, that even though female lead was screaming \”Long live Ye-line\” since episode 2, we were thinking \”my ship is definitely gonna sink\”.

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    Because he was so second lead material, heh.
    It still could sink you know, though that would mean Bo Young would end up alone and unhappy *traumatised for life*

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      Honestly, at this point it is as possible as one of the leads dying, by that I mean that narrative wise it doesn’t make any sense. Bo Young liked one guy for 11 episodes, she likes and thinks about the second one as much as about Nam Woo.
      We would probably get an episode of angst but I doubt we have anything to worry about it.

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        That’s what I meant with *traumatised for life* At this point it would take noble idiocy, Truck of Doom, cancer, amnesia, ex-girlfriend scandal reveal, or secret double personality disorder to separate those two. I hate misunderstandings and mini-break ups, so I hope the writer has a good plan for the next 4 episodes.

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    I’m still worried. It’s ok. I’m on the island still. I’ll be prepared for potential heartbreak.

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Ji Ah is the real representative of poor heroine who has three part time jobs.
She wears one black hoodie whole drama (practical), has eye bags (in terrible need of sleep!), talks only when necessary and doesn\’t express or smile that much (saving energy). Plus, she is anything but bright and optimistic.
Yea, that\’s how you really live a hard life.

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    Do you happen to know how many characters one is allowed to type in response to a fan post?

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      It’s quite a few. I’d say probably somewhere around 1/2 a page on Word, maybe even more.

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Wait. Did Dr Ye not answer her with absolute seriousness? He was being…Playful? Waaat?

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Minho made me so mad in this episode. Even I would have cried on Boyoung\’s place. Humilating her in front of her crush and portraying her as a stalker. Geez. Way to make girl regret her crush on you….and if previous episode I said that I would be fine if my ship doesn\’t sail, I am eating my words. Your personal growth shouldn\’t be on expense of your lifetime partner

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Funny thing about Dr. Ye-
There are often moments when Advice Machine can’t proceed all the information, so he freezes for a second or two

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    Advice Machine! 😆

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    Even the best of guys can go slackjawed in front of the girl they like hehe. I’m already on this ship. I don’t care if my heart breaks later on. Ye line FTW.

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      Looks like it’s my heart that is going to get broken in the end though.

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        How does someone Ye-line her way onto the AM’s lap?
        *asking for a friend?*

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        It’s too early to tell. In either case we’ll be there for each other if the others ship sinks. But honestly I wouldn’t mind if minho gets the girl, provided he grows up and stops fooling around.

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    Did you watch the last scene when he smiled….I was already bought into the Ye line hook and slinker by that smile…Dunno how to post it cos I would have…

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      I did watch the scene (maybe 5 or 6 times?). I have no idea how it is possible for our ship to sink (with both of them at some degree liking each other), but I am getting ready for major disappointment.
      About uploading photos-no worries, beanies have already posted it. Still, with which part did you had a problem? I would try to help, it isn’t hard at all

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        Yes, I scrolled down and saw lots of it, I was just smiling sheepishly….Right from taking the screen shot. I watch with my Ipad…

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        *Kimbap is holding onto her nori tight in anticipation to falling apart due a surprised shipping accident*

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    I think Ye Line is happening and my ship is sinking.
    I blame Min Ho for being an immature idiot though.
    And also Jang Dong Yoon for making him lovable.

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      Do you feel like boarding on Ye line ship??? You are highly welcome if you want to….

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        Unfortunately not yet. Something still feels off for me. They work but they don’t. I think Bo Young is just a little bit crazier in comparison to Dr Ye’s calm at the moment. LOL

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          Yea you right, he is soo calm….well anytime you feel like boarding the ship, you still welcome….

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      It is not my ship but I agree about Jang Dong Yoon. If min ho was played by any other actor I would probably even hate the sight of him but JDY does such a great job that at some point I even get why Bo Young was helping him back then

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Thanks Live and My Ajusshi for existing. This two shows are literally dragging me out of my drama slump and stop me from writing angry rents about how every drama feels so cliched and unrealistic.
AND they both do great in ratings. Hooray.

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    I’m watching both those shows, too. I’ve been thinking about My Ajusshi for the last two days. The first episode was a bit too dark for me, but the second episode really hooked me.

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Plot wise, Tae Hee reminds me of Dan Humphrey from Gossip girl. The representative of more grounded people who we are supposed to relate. Unfortunately, with such a flashy heroes she (and Dan) seems too cliched and feels more like a threat to the friends dynamic.
I think, the problem is also that the whole need of innocent-kind character is that those things (innocence and kindness) should lack in main heroes life, here they have more different form but they still present . In this case we have gang of teenagers who are acting like one and are trying REALLY hard to stay somewhat sane by sticking together. If anything Shi Hyun has problematic friendship and shitty father, but you definitely can\’t say that he is unfortunate or has the need of angelic girl’s pure heart

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    OMG! Gossip Girl is totally the vibe The Great Seducer is giving me! I couldn’t place that niggling feeling that the show gave me! Thanks for mentioning it, I don’t know I would have got there on my own.
    But I know what you are talking about with the feeling that the “good girl” character seems out-of-place in the show. I had to stop myself from posting a rant yesterday on how the female lead is often “#relateable” while being such a goody-two-shoes. And I want a bad girl to get to be the lead for once!

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      Yes, I concur beanie! That’s why Blair Waldorf is/was my most favorite GG character. And her chemistry with Chuck Bass was amazing!

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        YES! Blair and Chuck were the reason I stuck through GG to the end.

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      I would definitely read that rant. I am very close to writing my own.
      At this point, I am wondering if this “good girls” are written this way to be rootable and not relateble. I mean, the only people who are this open, kind, childrish, motivated and without personality issues are near the same percentage as chaebols in real world. In my case, I have probably seen more chaebols than those unicorns.
      Plus, It often feels like writers are too scared to make female lead anything other than good.

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    I’m getting such Gossip Girl vibes too especially with second male lead who reminds me of Chuck Bass with his flashy limo and his secret adoration for bad girl second female lead

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    I guess I’m not the only one who feels Gossip Girl vibe in this drama! I’ve been waiting for the recap to be posted for me to express my opinion. Tae Hee does feel like Dan, the unwanted one in the rich gang and on the other hand, I feel like she’s Vanessa as well. 😂

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