Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

You all are gonna call me crazy but I actually have started liking The Last Empress! The actors are clearly having fun doing the crazy and we are supposed to take it all as a drama being enacted.

I mean it seems like a legit soap-opera which all the neighborhood ajhummas would sit together and watch! They would bitch about the cheating husband, the crazy mother-in-law, the snake of a secretary- just basically everyone other than the pure innocent female lead who has been put between such a mess of a state of affairs. (No wonder this show is getting high ratings!)

The difference between us and them? We bitch abut everyone- not just the characters but the actors and the female lead hahha! It is so much fun! It is such a fun and addictive ride!

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    I feel that i have to start watching to join the fun hahaha

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      You should!!!
      Join us at the dark side! Its crazy, senseless and just so much fun!

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      It is the most ridiculous thing ever. It makes the soap operas I use to watch in America quality.

      I am loving everything about The Last Empress. It is just trashy goodness and it seems like they are in on the joke.

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      I think so too!!

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    It is really fun to just kind of hate everyone – except the dowager empress – she is really the only vaguely normal human in the show. And I’m giving her some latitude.
    SO much fun to watch with other beanies…

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      Hahaha, the difference between us and neighborhood ahjummas? We watch together in a cyber room instead of someone’s living room. Other than that, I think I am pretty much an ahjumma. 😆

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        The new rabbit is completely different on my phone 🙁 I can’t find our group anymore! How are you guys doing this? I miss talking to you guys…😢

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          I do it on my mac!!! next week im airing on friday and sunday 8pm GMT-5!!! IT’s SO FRKN FUN

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    It’s been a minute since I had so much fun with a drama.
    You’re right about the actors, they’re 100% aware they’re in a satire and thus give it their all and increase their intensity and theatrics by a thousand! The writer is pretty much the MVP, although the person in charge of the music comes in a pretty close second place!

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Maybe looking at images of Ziggy with kids was not a good idea just when I had to go to sleep! Now I am on a google image binge!





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    When and why did people start calling him Ziggy? I can’t see that without thinking of my cat named Ziggy (after Ziggy Marley) that died a few years ago, Ziggy Marley, and Ziggy Stardust, in that order. I will never think Seo In Guk when I see Ziggy.

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      Lmao.
      So it is all @kaybee‘s fault. She started calling him that as a nickname made from his initials (SIG = Siggie = Ziggie) and as a nod to Ziggy Stardust, because he doesn’t like the nickname Gukkie. And then because Kaybee, Muchie here and I all talk a lot we started calling him that too because nicknames are fun, and then it just kinda caught on.

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Random throwback cuz I miss Seo In-guk, I Remember You and the kids in the show!




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New header because my boys are coming back with a single!
19th December 2018 💙

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    I can’t wait! I’ve been listening to a lot of them and Mino as well. I rely on them to get through my dark, wet and very windy (this week) winter weather.

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    I’m seeing them live next month, so excited

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    Is Mino going to be ok?! So much work, so little time.

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      I know… The boy has been so busy! Just when his promotion cycle ends, WINNER’S begins.

      He has been going on radio shows saying his biggest desire is to have a good sleep! 😣 And gosh I dunno if you have seen that video where he shows the alarms on his phone- they are set at every 10 minutes in the day! I really hope he gets some good rest before 19th but it would be hard..

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    Muchie, did you see him and the fairy today <3 (well, your yesterday!) So cute!

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      Yeeeees!!! They were so cute together!!! Did u see some clips or the whole thing? Them fanboying over Jinwoo’s eyes was adorable! 😍

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        I watched it all! (…I may or may not wake up Mon-Sun at 6 am to listen to the Fairy’s radio show *cough*)
        I loved their outfits, and I was happy to see Mino felt at ease with Yoseobi. The drawing and his apology were hilarious!
        Also, I thought that in the questions round, he was asked what he wanted to do, and when Mino replied Drama I was confused, then laughed when someone brought up Kpop Survival. Afterwards, when reading the translation, I was mortified on Mino’s behalf. He probably really wants to make that drama disappear from existence!
        I’m hoping since Mino was the guest, subs will be out soon. I usually have to wait weeks for them ^^

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The Last Empress

This drama is CRAZY! It is like the director and writer are high on some potent stuff which is affecting ALL the actors too! The amount of overacting, screaming, crazy plotlines and just all out senselessness is unbelievable! Some scenes/ characters are just plain out repulsive and YET, despite all that I finished 6 episodes in record speed and now even done watching ep7!

This is the kinda drama that I wish I was watching with someone because the amount of snark that comes outta me while watching this deserves an ear!

P.S. Is Shin Sung- Rok making up for all the times he didn\’t have any love interest in his earlier dramas??? He has already kissed three different females with one of them repeatedly and a lil too passionately! 😅

P.P.S I am equally crazy for wanting to watch the next episode NOW!!

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    Watch with us on Rabb.it Muchie! We will watch this week’s episode in a few hours (at 8 PM EST US). There are a handful of us who snark the heck out of Last Empress for the last couple weeks and it amplifies the crack delirium to a record level!

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      I reallyyy wish I could but it is 00:22 here right now and a few hours later, I will be up and at work 🙁 I am jealous of you guys being able to get your snark on heheh! Have fun! <3

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      I have GOT to figure out how to join you and watch! I’m on Rabbit but still have yet to learn how to watch with you.
      The Last Empress is like watching a horrible wreck – it makes you cringe, but you can’t look away!

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        Join us @stpauligurl!! Will you like to watch with us tonight at 8 PM EST? Rabbit is glitchy but if you create an account and search for kimbapnoona to befriend me, i will add you to our group. With the group you will be able to see a link that will be posted to our “room” for the group watch a few minutes before.

        Or perhaps simpler, if you friend @justme who will be hosting the watch, you can also access her room by clicking on her icon.

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          Im justmeDB on rabbit! Please join. This show was meant to be viewed in groups!

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          I think I can. 8 pm EST is 4 pm PST and I will be home by then! I believe I signed up as stpauligirl on Rabbit too. But I’ll find out and join you.
          sometimes it just isn’t as fun to watch a drama alone. Aren’t you 4 hours ahead of me or is it 3?

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          Thank you! that was so much fun!!! I can’t wait to get my keyboard fixed so I can type better.
          It was such fun watching with other Beaners/Beanies!

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            So glad you could join us today @stpauligurl! My head is still reeling 😆 Boy that was intense.

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            That emperor is getting more and more batshit crazy with each episode. I bet they are having fun overacting and emoting like wild people each time.
            Except for the grandmother, she is/was the only sane one in the cast.

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    Honestly the only reason I am not watching this is because I can’t watch it with anyone else!!!! I won’t be able to handle it going in solo!

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    My apologies @obsessedmuch for hijacking your thread into the Rabbit organization meeting! 😂

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I wasn\’t sure if I like it or not but ep3 finalized it for me. I love this show!

The gender roles reversals, the teenage angst, the innocent crushes, the emerging girl gang are all ❤️

#JustDance

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The 2018 Bean Count just gave me motivation to decide my New Year’s Resolution-

WATCH MORE KDRAMAS!

*totally unrelated Hoony gif cuz I want want him on my wall*

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This is not a drama of the horror genre but why was I so scared throughout ep4? I am scared and so excited!! Can\’t believe I have to wait a week for the next 2 episodes! I\’ll die of curiosity!

#MoA

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    Its so effing good. It’s gotten so dark so soon. I did not see that coming.

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    2 things that will scare the hell out of me now in the drama – thunder and Memories of the Alhambra!!!! freag. The drama’s title has got so many meaning, and the freakiest of all is that it is an allude to murder.

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      Ooh I didn’t see that connection… So whenever that song plays, it will allude to the murder!

      I also freaked out when No-Face/Dad from W-2W showed up!

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I was off to sleep but MoA ep4 is subbed.
Sleep? What’s sleep?

I got my priorities right!

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That ending of ep3 MoA though!! I want the subs for the next episode asap!!!!

The show is so wonderful till now but I am scared of being disappointed by the ending already! 😅

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I am in love!

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Anyone watching Dance Sports Girl/ Just Dance? It\’s actually low key fun!

And it\’s so great to see Jang Dong- Yoon and one of my favorite ajhumma actors Kim Sun Young back on my screen! 😊

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    I love it so far. It’s making me wish I’d taken manipulation classes from our lead.

    It’s also starting to remove the bad taste that APAD left me with. I do want to see Jang Dong Yoon in a more adult role next.

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      Ha ha. She wants to be a movie producer. I think she got the skills and she knows it!!

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        She’s polishing those skills with glee. Hope it works out for her.

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        Hahhah she is sooooo manipulative! I am loving it!

        I haven’t actually watched APAD despite the Beanie hype. I was going through my drama and Dramabeans slump at that time! 😛

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          If you watch APAD just don’t ship the wrong couple. 😊 I’ve learned my lesson.

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            Hahaha I heard of the shipping wars 😛
            I doubt I will be watching this one… SO many new shows (and that too great ones) so my list of old shows to check out is shrinking- it primarily has My Ajhussi and Forest of Secrets on it, others were kicked off!

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            LOL. I wasn’t active on db then. But I was also one of those minorities 🙂

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    I love it!! I was pleasantly surprised.
    I could totally relate to our female lead and her angst is so real. And her relationship with her mothers hits all the sweet and bad spots.
    I love that she is not the typical ‘stupid’ girl and actually studies well and has a dream and will to go all out for it.
    And I have a weakness for Jang Doon Yoon!!

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    I’m planning to watch it this weekend! I can’t miss Jang Dong Yoon’s drama!

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I dunno whether I love Boyfriend/ Encounter yet or not. I love BoGummy and his smiles, the music n cinematography is beautiful, even P.O made his entry!

But I feel like I would sleep if I watch it at night! It’s so slow and the music is almost close to a lullaby!

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    Actually, I just tried to watch this again to fall asleep. Nope, his smiles and intensity are not allowing me to, not that I’m composing too much.

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      *complaining

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      I’m surprised how much I like this drama,. I was ready to scoff at it for being an overhyped drama with two popular actors but I’ll have to eat my words now. So far , everything strucks right with me.

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      I watch it on 1.2x speed… ! 😀
      So it still retains the beauty of the smiles.. but the slow burns arent that slow.. ! 😉

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        Hahahahaha great idea!!
        Maybe I will try that for the next episode! 😅

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        I figured that was also the best way to watch YG Treasure Box episodes.

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          Hahaha! For yg treasure box.. I watched the first episode at 2x speed with my eyes only cracked open a bit.. and then firmly decided not to watch anymore after angsting over it to Muchie.. can’t have me getting stretched to the boys and watch them getting suckerpunched.. Cuz let’s be real.. no one really wins in survival/yg.. I’m still sad about the after effects between WIN fandoms nearly 5 years after the show 🙁

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          Ep 3 was boring?! Wasn’t it the one with while Midam deciding he isn’t cut for idol life drama? That was so sad.. but good for him to realise it before it got too into it.. !
          (I really need to stop following yg Instagram.. butt on the plus side his snippets tell me all the interesting bits!)

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So I took one month to get these thoughts out, not because I was writing a masterpiece, but because was still so overwhelmed by seeing WINNER live..

Here it is, me rambling abt what I loved and loved and loved about the concert.

Hope you guys read some of it hehhe

Everywhere Tour in Singapore: A Winner of an experience!

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Memories of The Alhambra ep 2
This show is so sexy! I am in love!

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    I was a bit disappointed by ep2 or it’s just that it gave me so many W feels that if they go again down the same road…oh well *sigh*

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      W haunts us so much hahaha

      I liked ep2 enough… Can’t wait for the next episodes!

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Is this who I think it is? Park Hae- Soo? Uri Kim Jae-Hyuk from WPL?
But aisanwiki doesn’t mention him as part of the cast! 🙁

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I am barely halfway through ep10 of Alhambra and this is just so good!!!!

I have no clue what it is about as I came in blind without watching any teasers. But wow!

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    Did you finally found the secret of time travel, Muchie?? 😝
    How is it? Is the drama still good in the second half?

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      Oooh you know about my search for the secret of time travel??? Sadly, the show didn’t answer it and just took me to a virtual reality!

      It is so good Gadis! I fear it will go wrong soon cuz the idea is brilliant and kdramas usually mess up brilliant ideas but this was amazing!

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      Episode 10 already? I see why Gadis is questioning your time travel abilities. 😂

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      I was clearly too distracted! 😂
      Don’t watch and type at the same time! 🙈🙈🙈

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    I’ve been waiting for it and I have high expectations ! Ep1 was quite good, the last scene predictable as a K-drama, just screams at the person that you need to ask a favor to x) .

    I was laughing at the VR just thinking of how fool he looks like to other people (a relief they thought he was drunk and not insane), that + Chanyeol reminded me of Xiumin VR game last year haha x)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q_kItL8_-E

    I hope the drama will deliver, but it’s from the writer of W which started with a BANG but ended with a bit boring 2nd half, so I’m a bit worried ^^’.

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      Ahh it won’t be a kdrama without predictability 😂

      DBTB pilot episodes were the best thing ever!!

      Yeah that’s what I thought of as soon as I learned that’s it’s from the same writer! W second half was a mess! And this writer never does endings well- Nine and W and even Queen In Hyun’s Man were really good shows which ended weird.

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        I remember enjoying Nine a lot…but I don’t remember the ending, I believe it didn’t disappoint me back then or it’s a selective amnesia developed after seeing it x).

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      Also kudooo, great news from the njttw director’s cut episode but I don’t want to spoil you… Just wait for subs tomorrow.. 😁

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        Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo spoilers , please no spoilers. I’ll log out right away, won’t check DB/Soompi after this. bye~

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          Aww don’t worry! I actually went to sleep haha

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            actually your comment was already a spoiler “great news”= confirmation of spin off, all I could think of was trying not to spot when they will announce it during the ep, pretend to be surprised.
            However I was really surprised learning it’s going to be Kang’s kitchen 2 and MinPyo in it !!!! (admitting I’m hoping they’ll wait for KyuHyun return to do it ^^ , yep I’m greedy but can’t we see KyuHyun struggling in the kitchen too ?)

            anyway Kang’s kitchen 2 means new menu, new mental breakdown ^^’ , or angry scenes with Na PD editing to save it x)
            https://youtu.be/JPJDTkvZBY0?t=121

            Kang’s kitchen saranghae saranghae saranghae saranghae saranghae saranghae saranghae saranghae saranghae saranghae… oh saranghae <3 hahaha x)
            https://youtu.be/n77L8PnU1zE?t=56

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            maybe a Kang’s kitchen to celebrate 1 year since it aired ,
            Njttw S4 + Kang’s kitchen rewatch maybe I’ll end the year like that, how to get abs after eating too much food x)

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          Aww I am sorry for spoiling it like that then! I still haven’t watched the last episode.. I am planning on doing that today, hopefully!

          Hahaha I doubt they will wait for Kyuhyun for Kang’s Kitchen 😄 but I am guessing we will now get next season of njttw only with Kyu. 😊

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            no worry ^^
            Enjoy the ep ^^
            I know KyuHyun will most likely not appear in Kang’s kitchen 2, I’ll just let that little hope exist just because =P
            For 2019 Kang’s kitchen 2 & Njttw7 with KyuHyun return Assa <3 !!!!

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Also this is such a role reversal drama! The calm, stately, mature female lead along with a cute, bright (kinda) candy male lead!

I am liking it for now as Bogummy\’s smiles make me smile. 😍

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How much aegyo does Park Bo Gum have????? 😂

It\’s reminding me of Kim Soo-hyun from Producers so much!

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    aw Kim Soo Hyun was so lovely in Producers 🙂 , like a cute little boy ^^
    I don’t have BoGum fever but I might check the first eps, just to see what’s the hype for (well except the 2 popular leads obviously ^^’)

    side note : hey Muchie will you stop making me missing the guys in the military ??! after KyuHyun , now Kim Soo Hyun x)

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      *miss

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      I don’t have Gummy fever either…. Like I find him cute but I don’t go crazy abt him….

      Side note- aww maybe I should do it more?? Cuz I miss KSH a lot! Ooh maybe I should add Kang Haneul to the mix! Hehe (though I am not sure whether u like him, but I do and I miss him too)

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        There are many actors that I do like w/o going crazy about them ^^’ ; Kang Haneul is one of them 🙂 .
        And because there are many many actors, I sometimes (often) don’t realize that some of them are not on my screen but in the military, until some random Soompi articles with photos released, comeback news or DB fanwall haha x)

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