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Day 30-May Drama Challenge: Recently Finished Drama

Hospital Playlist❤️

Like many other Beanies here, I loved it! It might be slow and there might be too many characters whose names I still don’t know, but it’s comforting to watch. The cast was amazing! I want to tune in every week and see what has been happening in the lives of these five friends. I cried alongside their stories and I’m still rooting for them, wherever their lives take them. I looked forward to their song of the week, lol. I want all three seasons now, bloated episodes and all! I can’t wait to see it again.

*I soooo wanted to join this drama challenge from Day 1, but some emergencies and life got in the way:( Still, I did it for fun in the reply, if only for me:)*

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    *I am a very indecisive person, so I tried to pick only one drama for each day. It was so hard because some of my favorites didn’t make the final cut 🙁 I tried not to spoil a lot, but still…beware, lol*

    30 Day Drama Challenge
    Favorite KDrama
    -Healer! It has action, drama, mystery, comedy, romance. All of my favorite things!! It was the first kdrama that made my favorite tv shows list of all time. It was also the drama that firmly sucked me into this craziness that is dramaland!
    Favorite CDrama
    -I haven’t watched many, but I really enjoyed When We Were Young. As for Taiwanese dramas, which I watched even less of, it has to be Someday, Or One Day! I love time travel and this drama did it so well!
    Favorite JDrama
    -Whenever I venture out of my kdrama bubble, I have a forgiving heart towards the dramas I watch. Something I wouldn’t like in a kdrama is bearable elsewhere. I haven’t ventured much into Jdramas, but I really enjoyed watching Love Lasts Forever. The bubbly girl and the tsundere worked for me here alongside ALL the cliches, only because I really liked his confession where he listed the reasons he liked her, which was new to me since guys like him usually stay quiet until the end.
    First Drama Ever Watched
    -Descendants of the Sun. Netflix promoted it to me this one day when I needed something to get me through the first week of school. I pressed play and here I am four years later:)
    Favorite Male Lead
    -Yong-shik from When The Camellia Blooms! Aside from the fact that he is played by Kang Ha-neul, Yong-shik is such a great male lead. His love for Dong-baek was so cute and aside from being manly, he was able to show his feelings. He was such a gentleman, too. Ahhhh, is there a Yong-shik out there for me?
    Favorite Female Lead
    -Song-hwa from Hospital Playlist! She is just like the best person ever. She is smart and kind and a good friend. She is a comforter and notices all the people around her. I am glad we get to see more of her and I hope that if romance is the question for her, that she gets only the best partner.
    Best OTP
    -Gang-doo and Moon-soo from Just Between Lovers! I really love this pair. They are both so hurt, yet have so much love to give. Who better to give that love to then to each other!
    Worst NOTP
    -When watching less than great dramas, I am always like, “To each their own”, but in this case I will say: Jun-pyo and Jan-di from Boys Over Flowers. Girl, why?
    Favorite Secondary Couple
    -There are too many out there so I will go with my first favorite secondary couple: Seo Dae-young and Yoon Myung-joo from DoTS. I thought that the drama should’ve been about them, since they had a better source of conflict as to their relationship.

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      Best Kiss
      -Guyssss, I’m a shy Beanie, hehe. But for real, I think really good hugs give me more butterflies than kisses. Still…I guess I will give it to Taek and Deok-sun‘s kiss in Reply 1988. I was like Bo-gummy can kiss (haha, says the real innocent girl, right😁).
      Worst Kiss
      -And now for the worst kiss…I guess it will be the one in Another Oh Hae-young.
      I really liked this drama, but I watched it with my mom. So, it was a little awkward to watch that kiss against the wall when they were fighting. It might’ve been “hot”, but they didn’t really talk things out and it was more the heat of the moment, lol.
      Drama That You Can Watch Over and Over
      -30, But 17! I really connected a lot with this drama. I, too, feel like I’m stuck at a certain age, but I know that it will get better soon, I am only in my intermission. My crescendo is also out there somewhere too, right?!
      Overrated Drama
      -I don’t think I’ve seen it a lot here in DB, but elsewhere I’ve seen the praises of Hwarang and I’m like ?… Did we see the same drama? I love PSJ dramas and PHS made a good impression and leap to male lead, but aside from a couple of things the drama did right, the “what could have been” is too big.
      Underrated Drama
      -A Moment at Eighteen! This is just me trying to show my love for this drama. I usually don’t watch a lot of high school dramas, but I really think this one is worth it!
      Best Drama Villain
      -King Yeon Sang-un from Seven Day Queen. He was such a complex character that you were rooting for him at one point, even though you knew the name of the drama was going to come true.
      Worst Drama Villain
      -The guy whose name I can’t remember or bother to look up from King2Hearts. I never fast forward, but I fast forwarded all of his parts!
      Drama That Deserves a S2
      -Vagabond. I’m like the one other person that enjoyed Vagabond. I love to unwind to action and adventure movies that have little to no plot with just lots of running around. Which basically this drama is, so right up my alley. Plus, Lee Seung-gi so maybe a little (or a lot) better. They left us hanging though, I want answers!
      Drama with SLS
      -I am usually okay with the main couple because that’s the story and I usually ship second leads with myself haha (*I am normal* I whisper to myself). But Kim Shin-hyuk from She Was Pretty was the first drama where I was like, but what about him…He should get some love too!
      Drama with Squad Goals
      -Be Melodramatic. These three girls and this guy were such good friends and a good source of support to each other. They watched dramas together and were able to work together, too. They also talked about the hard stuff, but also found time to goof around. I want a group of friends like this!

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        Drama That Made You Cry
        -Just Between Lovers. I am a personal cryer where I cry only about my own personal issues and it is quite uncommon for me to cry about on-screen things, but I was a blubbering mess during this drama. Maybe it was my state of being at that time though. The part that hit me the most was when Moon-soo thought her mother drowned because her mom is a heavy drinker with depression. It’s hard to see the people you love struggle with something and you can’t do much to help them.
        Drama That Made You Laugh
        -Woohoo Waikiki! I cackled so hard with this drama so many times because of how funny and ridiculous the situations they got themselves into were. Qwenchana, Qwenchana!
        Drama with The Best Ending
        -My Ajusshi! This is the most satisfied I’ve ever been with a drama ending! After everything they have been through to find each other being genuinely happy or at least content and be able to exchange true meaningful smiles. Wow, love it!
        Drama with a Terrible Ending
        -In most recent memories, Where Stars Land. What in the actual heck?!!
        Best Drama OST
        -DoTS. Okay, DoTS is not the best drama out there, but since it was my first kdrama, it holds a special place in my heart. It also has, in my opinion, a very good soundtrack. In my complete ignorance of the Korean language, I found myself enjoying this drama and singing along to the music (mostly the English words, hehe) to a language I was first having the chance to truly experience. And with people like Gummy, Davichi, Lyn, Yoon Mirae, Chen, Punch, Kim Na Young, SG Wannabe, and others who are now familiar to my ears, it has become easier to spot their OSTs to other dramas as well.
        Best Drama Family
        -Reply 1988! I really loved all the families in ‘88 and the extended family they all created together. The father-daughter moments got me in the feels and they also had a good relationship with their mother as well. I remember feeling a little emotional when the drama was over. My childhood had passed too and I had outgrown my childhood friends, for a moment there I wished to go back and then I snapped out of it, haha.
        Best Drama Bromance
        -Goblin. Goblin and Grim Reaper had such good chemistry and banter. They were hilarious together and though they had a tragic past together, it was still an interesting part of the story.
        Drama Cliche You Never Tire Of
        -I love me a good “friends to lovers” drama! That’s really the dream for me. To have a friend I can trust so much that I would be willing to trust him with my heart as well.
        Drama Cliche You Can’t Stand
        -Time Skips!! I hate time skips so much. Some are understandable, but time skips where the female or male lead have to leave for long periods of time so they sometimes break up, but then they suddenly show up because they just couldn’t stand being apart from them even though they could’ve called, or texted, or emailed, or facetimed…What if the person is having a bad day and can’t deal with you just suddenly showing up?!!

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          Best Drama Confession
          -I’m Not A Robot! I love this drama! I especially love how they spent a whole 30 min episode to show that she was explaining to him everything of what she did to make things right as best as possible. Then he walks away and she confesses that she needs him and he just looks at her and forgets about his fear of contact with humans. I love double confessions!
          Recently Finished Drama
          -Hospital Playlist❤️

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      Your answers are spot on! I have seen 90% of the dramas you’ve mentioned and I agree! ❤️

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    You, my friend, have good taste! I really enjoyed reading all your answers. I love how we described that same scene in INAR but for different categories. That episode was so great, right?!

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      Thank you😊 I was reading your responses and thinking wow it’s almost the same to me! I love that episode!!

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Yay!!! I leveled up! I don’t even know how it happened! Does DB read my mind on the fan wall posts and comments I have in my head that never get posted?! Hhmmm. Lol. Someone hand me some Febreze 😂

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Beanie fam, I have a non-drama related question in the comments for you..

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    I have no one else to ask but you talented Beanies. I received a very pleasant, but unexpected gift of a keyboard! I have been wanting to learn to play the piano for a long time, but don’t have time or money for lessons😭. Do any of you know of a good piano beginner book I can buy online? Like a week before quarantine, I was able to check out one from the library, but I’m almost done with it. I can read music already, so I am mostly looking for a practice book more than anything. I trust y’alls opinion than reviews on amazon, so if you can recommend me one, I would greatly appreciate it😊

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      I’ll follow your footsteps once😆 Did you try YouTube? There are pretty useful video tutorials.

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        I have been following some youtube videos already, but I just like having physical copies, like having a book I can curl up too, lol. I hope you get the chance too😊

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      I don’t know if this would be helpful cause you’re looking for practice book but i second the comment above, there are plenty of piano lesson you can find on youtube. I’ve also just started learning for a year now and i found those videos really helpful.

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        Ooo, do you any videos you could recommend?😊

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          At first i just typed in piano for beginners and just choose whichever one that easy to understand. To be honest it was all over the place.
          I did found a few channel that sorted their lessons in playlists so it would be easier to follow like mangoldproject. Ugh i try to remember the other ones but i lost it i dont think i saved them. Im sorry. Also try pianote. Omg sorry this isnt helpful at all

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            Don’t worry😊 I haven’t tried pianote so I will check it out. I am all over the place so I understand:)
            However they are, I hope your piano lessons are go well too😀

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Completed: Find Me In Your Memory⭐️
I think that the main actors were the ones that made this drama for me (and Kim Seul-gi and her cute loveline!). I had something difficult happen while I was watching this drama that I was glad I would soon forget it. Maybe not the feeling, but my memory would soon become fuzzy. I think that is what pushed me to finish the drama. He couldn’t forget anything, but still decided to move past it and love again. I guess that was the reason I got upset at the final episodes. I get that they needed to be apart in order to grow their careers and own personal lives, but they kind of said they would tackle things together and then they didn’t. Also, her calling him anchor-nim until the end made me sad, that and the fact she never wore sweat pants once (maybe she did, but all I remember is her being dressed up all. the. time! Maybe I’m bitter because I’ve been living in my pjs during this quarantine, 😂). Anyways, it had a sweet ending which is all I wanted and overall it was an okay drama.

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    I’m stuck at eps 14 cos i saw the preview and i didn’t like it one bit. I liked the story cos i fully expected Anchor to reject Ha Jin a second time, so when he didn’t I thought this drama may do things differently. But from the preview and your comments I guess not.

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      As someone who grudgingly finished the drama, I would recommend you to just end it at Ep14 because if I have the gift of hindsight that’s what I would have done because the end of Ep15 made me raging mad and I couldn’t enjoy the last episode with the OTP because it rang false in my heart. And because of this drama, I’m swearing off any more Korean romantic drama because I’m done with idiotic and senseless last-minute time skip and separation until I forget why I swear off them in the first place (which is highly likely since I don’t have Anchor-nim memory of remembering everything)

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    I completely agree with you that the noble idiocy was the worst. I hate when a writer spends 12-14 episodes building an emotionally mature couple only to throw in a split that makes no sense in the name of a final conflict. There was plenty of conflict in this drama so I was definitely annoyed that two humans who said they would be there for each other suddenly split. *sigh* I still really enjoyed this drama, but the final few episodes did make me like it much less.

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Completed: 365: Repeat the Year⭐️
Takeaway: There should be more 12 episode dramas because even if they go bad, you get to the end faster, lol. Not to say that this got bad, but I still have a lot of questions which left me hanging and a smidge unsatisfied. Still, I enjoyed it very much and it was pretty thrilling. That last reveal, which was cruel, made the ending a little more interesting and it overall got wrapped up well. Can we get Lee Jun-hyuk in a rom-com now though..

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    Yes to everything: the 12 episodes, the loose ends, and the cruel part.
    And above all: YES!!! Can we get a smiling LJH please? Smiling all the time? Please?

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I watched Tigertail on Netflix last night and I gotta say that one of the biggest reasons I keep coming back to Asian media is the way they allow me to connect with stories of people different from myself. I think a lot of children from immigrant parents will connect with this story. Our parents left their country for a better world, but it wasn’t easy. And now that we are adults it gets a little hard to connect with our aging parents sometimes. They left us alone most of the time to make a better life for us, but we don’t just click and there is something really heartbreaking about seeing your parents cry. Watching the movie reminded me a lot about my parents. It reminded me to be good to them.

Also, the main actor’s younger adult version seemed so familiar and it turned out to be Little Mi from Go Go Squid. Good on him!

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In true SoCal fashion, the weather went from winter to summer in the span of one day, just in time for the finale of I’ll Come To You When The Weather Is Nice❤️.
This truly was a lovely drama! I enjoyed spending my last days of winter watching it and comforting myself in its quietness, slow pace, and warm characters.
Goodbye cold, goodnight winter..

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Thanks to Hulu getting Parasite, I was finally able to watch it last weekend. I even got my brother and sister to watch it with me! I was able to avoid all types of spoilers so I didn’t really know what the movie was about at all before watching it. Now, I finally understand all it’s well-deserved praise!! My siblings were able to get past the 1 inch subtitle barrier and enjoyed it as well!!! They keep talking to me about it which I love because that is what we do together, watch movies and talk about them afterwards, and who knows when they’ll watch another Korean movie with me.

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    I really do think it was the best film of last year, as prejudiced as I might be 😁

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Last weekend I finished watching When The Camellia Blooms❤️. I didn’t get the chance to watch it while it was airing and I don’t know why I thought I wasn’t going to like it, but I ended up enjoying it more and more as it went along. My random thoughts about it in the reply:)

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    Lately, I’ve been very picky with my dramas. I just don’t have a lot of free time so I’m not picking up everything like I used to in my early drama watching days. I try to stick to two on-airing dramas and one completed one that way I have at least an episode a day. Balance, or something like that. Anyways, I don’t know what I was watching while Camellia was airing, but I heard many good things about it, especially in the end of the year reviews. But somehow it just didn’t appeal that much to me for a while. While searching and thinking about what to watch next, I thought about the cast and how much I like them in their other projects, so I decided to give it a chance. Kang Ha-neul as Yong-shik was sooo good at the adorable, totally in love, manly police officer. I’ve enjoyed his performances before, but this one stands out! I’ve only seen Gong Hyo-jin in It’s Okay, That’s Love which I liked, so I knew she would deliver, but I really liked that her character of Dong-baek saw lots of growth. I feel like I am a pretty outspoken person so I get a little frustrated when girls in dramas don’t say what they feel. I was so glad when Dong-baek stood up for herself that I cheered, hehe. I really liked Kim Ji-suk’s leading roles in Top Star Yoo Baek and 20th Century Boy and Girl that I was sad to see him as a second lead, but he does play that jerky, whiny vibe pretty well, lol. I tend to stay away from 20 episode dramas just because they get boring in their second half and I’ve been burned before, but for Camellia I was interested until the end. Yeah, it did get a little redundant, but entertaining nonetheless. If anything I wanted more Yong-shik and Pil-gu, or Yong-shik’s mom and Pil-gu, so we could see how they got along now. I also wanted more of Dong-baek and Yong-shik’s mom or Dong-baek and her own mom mending their relationship together. Basically, if it was going to be this long, I wanted more of the family shenanigans. Both moms in this drama reminded me of moms in my own life that I couldn’t help but ugly cry a few times. And you know when a drama does that to me, I guess it was good!

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I finished Never Twice this morning…which is really just a reminder to myself to never watch weekenders unless they are over and well loved! I was incredibly salty that we didn’t get enough Yeol-mu screen time. I did not care for half the couples because why!?? Also, we always talk about our own lives being dramas, but if I had to choose, I would want my life to be a weekender since everyone always gets a happy ending though they might not have earned it. How I wish some people apologized to me…

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Right on time for March’s premieres, I finished up the dramas I was watching and even snuck in a movie in there as well in these past two weeks. I’m ready to go drama shopping now😁!

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    Maybe it’s because I haven’t been feeling good physically or mentally in these past two weeks, so I’m kind of vulnerable, but I really loved all the dramas I watched and can’t seem to see any faults with them. They’ve kept me entertained and honestly that’s all I kind of needed then and now. Not to many spoilers ahead, but still…
    ♥️Crash Landing On You was the first one I finished. Even though Netflix was quick to upload the same day, I always got to the really long episodes until Tuesday or Thursday of that week. However, for the finale, I made sure to watch them on their respective dates as I wanted to avoid spoilers. I really enjoyed it and thought that the ending was fitting. The cinematography was great and the leads had all types of chemistry, with a great supporting cast as well. And Hyun-binssi was so charming, I just had to put that out there😁. Out of all the big dramas I’ve seen that can be compared to it, I think this is the one I enjoyed the most!
    ♥️Someday Or One Day: I haven’t really watched many Taiwanese dramas, but if there are more of them like this out there, then I need to find them because this drama was so good! I love a good time travel story. The way plots get resolved and the way the storyline loops always gets me excited. I really looked forward to this ending and I found it satisfying. I totally don’t have “Last Dance” stuck in head at all, nope.
    ♥️Live Up To Your Name: Back in 2017 when this drama aired, I was watching sooo many dramas that I don’t know how I missed this one. Thanks to Netflix, I decided to watch it alongside my other live dramas and I loved it. Remember how I said I like time travel! I really liked the use of medicine in this drama and how both leads grew to be worthy of their name in a natural kind of way. They were also so cute together!

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      ⭐️My Holo Love: I saw some reviews and most said it was okay, so I decided to give it a chance. I loved the condensed episode count since it gave way for binging, hehe. It was interesting enough that I kept hitting play to the next episode and call me drama blind, but man did I miss all the tropes that were hitting me in the face like a ton of bricks. I must’ve of been really out of it because I didn’t pay much attention to them and just kept enjoying the progression. I really liked it, not knocking down dramas of my favorites list, but I liked it well enough.
      ⭐️Kim Ji-young, Born 1982: This is a movie that most women can relate to. The pressure that comes with being a woman is portrayed well. This was probably not the best movie to watch in my condition though, since I was very sensitive that week to some similar things portrayed in the movie, but still important. Mental health is important. We all have our own pressures and we all deal with them differently, but we should reach out for help if we need it.

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        Been watching the dramas you mention and liked them too (though I’m still stuck on CLOy, episodes are too long), so I guess I’m adding “Live up to your name” and “Kim Ji-young 1982” to my watchlist, thanks! Hope you’re feeling better now! (*finger hearts)

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          Thanks for the finger hearts. Doing much better😊
          Hope you like the drama and the movie!

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        Where were you able to watch Kim Ji Young born in 1982?

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Hello Beanies!
Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a little late, but the day is still not over for me☺️
I just wanted to let y’all know that your Love, February posts were all really beautiful!! You all have a way with words: they’re touching, they’re funny, they’re deep, they leave an impression. I am happy to be a part of a really talented community even if I’m only liking posts, mostly lurking, and not having much to add. Last year, I was not in a good place to be opening up myself to the Internet. This year, I feel like I’m doing better and I even told myself that I should give it a try. However, something came up and all I could do was think about that for a couple of weeks. I’m still kind of surprised that I held it in together pretty well and didn’t have too much trouble because of these news. Thank God, the appointment today went well. Even going to into it, I had peace in my heart. God is good and I have nothing to worry about anymore! It was better than what we expected and a huge burden was taken of our shoulders. Overall, I had a pretty good day. And I hope the same can be said of you dear Beanie!

Love, February ❤️

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The first drama I finished this year is none other than Search: WWW. I always try to go back and watch the good, highly regarded dramas that I missed while live watching others, so it’s a little bit sad that I didn’t get to gush along with everyone else. Still, I’m glad I watched it as I really enjoyed it!

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    To be honest, at first, the story didn’t sound appealing to me. I don’t know why, but I don’t think I understood what the plot was really about. Then everyone started raving about it, but the long episodes scared me off a little bit. What if I started it and it didn’t end well? I even read the recaps and was still a little hesitant. However, everyone talked a lot about it and rated it highly in their end of year reviews, so I thought about picking it up. As I had nothing to watch for a while, I decided to just give the first episode a try. One episode turned into going all in and watching it all. I loved it, of course. A million things have been said about this drama, and my words always fail to describe why I like things well, so I can’t really add much to the conversation, but I can say that somehow I found myself looking at the similarities I had with the three ladies that ran this show.

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    I will start off by saying that I’m not a chaebol, I do not have a high position or a long career under my belt, and I live a single, hopeless romantic lifestyle. How can I relate to these women though? I was surprised myself to find connections with these women, which is why I want to document it, if only to learn more about who I am. I’ll start with Ga-kyung. She had the most horrible parents and even worse mother-in-law, which thankfully I cannot relate at all. Her life was so suffocating that I sometimes wanted to scream for her. I don’t know what I would do in her case, I would’ve gone crazy to live in that lifestyle. However, in my own life, I sometimes feel like I’m only doing what other people want. I’m being such a drama queen, I know, but it totally feels that way when you are stuck in the same scenarios over and over again. I live with my parents and my siblings, and I work from home. It sometimes gets a little too much being at home all the time. There are some days I just want to leave, but I can’t. I’m financially unstable, plus I feel that if I go, my family will fall apart, not kidding. I’m the eldest sibling so I’ve always been my parents’ right hand, maybe even the left too. I’m responsible for a lot of things in the household. I’m the one managing doctors appointments. I’m the one everyone comes to when they need something. I’m the problem solver. After a while, its burdening. I “run” the house, but it’s not my house to run. My parents just dumped it all on me and it’s hard to just hand it back. I’ve tried, but things don’t change overnight. I’ve had my share of embarrassing moments where I talk back and it just leads to me crying. Ga-kyung though, only talked back when she was truly done with them. Oh, how I wanted her to do it sooner! My parents, my family, isn’t horrible. I really love them, I do. And I know that the reason I want to scream out loud at random times has to do with inner conflicts more than them. But how I wish they could listen to me, like really understood and helped me instead of always coming to me to fix their problems. Who helps me then? Doesn’t distance make the heart grow fonder? Does it work on families?

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    Cha Hyeon is on the opposite spectrum of Ga-kyung, at least in my head she is. She is girly, and brave and stands up for others. She can be cute and giggly, but also a total force to be reckoned with. I think the major scenes that stuck out for me was when she would come out to help her friends when they needed her. She was there to back them up, no questions asked. I am a very nervous person, a huge scaredy cat. My life is the way it is right now because I don’t stand up for myself. I don’t take risks. I have anxiety problems that I’m dealing with, but you know sometimes that anxiety hits when you least expect it, so I’m not spontaneous either. However, when my family and friends need something somehow I get the courage to do it. When my father fell ill, I was surprised at how calm and composed I was while figuring things out and talking to his doctors. I took charge when my family couldn’t. They all looked towards me, so I could explain what was happening and what that meant for our future. When my siblings needed help figuring out this or that, they took me along knowing that I wouldn’t hold back and ask all the hard questions for them. I faced my fear of crowded places to be with the people I love during their most important times. I can do this and more for them, but when it’s for myself, I get timid and shy. Cha Hyeon is confident in herself and stands up for what she believes in. I already have it in me to help others, maybe it’s time for me to be confident in myself. I want to stand up for myself now. I want to make a decision and not back down

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    Tami, to me, was the most frustrating out of the three. Whereas Cha Hyeon and Ga-gyung are on the opposite sides of the spectrum, Tami is in the middle: she has the ability to care for the greater good, but if she does something that might look shady, she still isn’t totally wrong also. Her decisions career wise weren’t frustrating though, well at least to me. She was a smart lady and knew what she was doing. Her coworkers got along with her and respected her judgment. If I ever get to jump start my career, then I would totally would want to be like her. Her love life was what was frustrating. Cha Hyeon got the romantic, cute love line. Ga-kyung got the mature love line. Tami got the I’m doubting all my decisions love line. The only reason I found it frustrating was because, even though I am single as can be, I could see myself in Tami, doubting myself over every little thing. I’m like a ping pong that bounces back and forth in my thoughts all the time, but as for right now, I do wish to be married someday. However, there are a lot of things that would totally put me off in dating someone because like Tami said, one will have to yield to the other and it might make that person regret it in the future. I think that it is what I would hate the most, have someone regret the decision we made. So I really don’t get why they got together again. Like yeah, the hopeless romantic in me wants them to just love each other while they can, but my realistic side thinks that if there is a foreseeable end to it, then why start. I guess this all sounds silly because I am not in a position to say anything since I’ve never been in love, but I’m a frustrating person and Tami is too which is how I related to her, hehe.
    I rambled for way too long and it probably doesn’t make sense, but I think that this was the best way I could show my love for this drama by relating these impressive women to myself. I do not measure up to them in the least, but it’s hard sometimes to connect with one character in a drama, so to think I connected at least very briefly in small tangent way over there to three characters, I think it means that this drama really was something else!

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      I didn’t see her as doubting at all (about her love life). She knew she didn’t want marriage and children. Her career was what she found fulfilling and what she wanted to spend her time doing without the other distractions. She didn’t want to deprive him of what he wanted and found fulfilling and was afraid he’d miss out if he continued to be with her.

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      Did you watch Be Melodramatic yet? Three more interesting women.

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        I totally see what you said about Tami! It’s something I saw as well, but couldn’t properly say.

        I loved Be Melodramatic! We got some good women centered dramas last year:)

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      Thanks for sharing all this. Dramas can be therapeutic, can’t they?
      About Ta-mi, it’s true that her love story could not have a future; my past self didn’t like stories like that, but now I am rather satisfied with the ending. We are living here and now, so to me it’s ok to live the moment (and even two people with the same mind and projects could break up in the future for lots of reasons).
      Wish you all the best. Fighting!

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        I will probably change my mind regarding Tami in a couple of weeks and go back and forth for a while since that is my true nature, hehe.
        Thanks for reading:)

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Hey Beanies. I haven’t seen it in the fan wall yet, but just wanted to let you know that the first two episodes of Sanditon are out already! When I heard that Masterpiece intro music, it took me back to my Downton Abbey days🙂

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    @pbnjelly513! I work for a local PBS station. Lemme know what you think. I haven’t seen it yet and usually binge Masterpiece.

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      Oh how awesome! So far, the first episode has me interested enough to go in for the second. I would totally want to binge too, but I’m so busy that I’m trying to keep on top of the episodes all my live watches, hehe

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      Coming from a place where the whole series has aired, I can tell you it’s Not Very Good @tsutsuloo (and that’s putting it mildly). Just watch some other Austen adaptations instead. Or the first couple of seasons of Downton

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        Ah shucks. Oh well, they can’t all be hits huh. Thanks for letting us know Cloggie. I’ve been actually wanting to do a rewatch of Downton or at least put it in the background while I knit or something, so I think I’ll just do that instead.

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        Good to know. I started watching it last week and didn’t love it.

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Happy New Year Beanies!! 🥳 I hope that 2020 is a year that brings us good health, lots of love, and personal growth in whatever shape or form that is. That your life is what you want it to be, that your dreams come into fruition, and that your dramas entertain you in the way you want! I hope you all have a lovely day:)

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It’s almost time for the new year to begin, and I think that, like the whole of 2019, December in particular went by pretty quickly. I didn’t get a chance to do a writeup for the dramas I watched in 2019, but I would still like to write them down in my fan wall, if only for myself.
They are down in the reply:)

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    I feel kind of sad that this year I didn’t have the time to do DB year end review since in 2017 I did one as a letter to my future drama watching self and in 2018 I did one on how I became empathetic for the first time while drama watching and cried along many of them. It would’ve been nice to have another one to keep a streak, but with the busyness of the holidays and being sick, I didn’t have the time to organize my thoughts on the dramas I watched. Looking back now, I watched a lot of pretty good dramas! I think I did a pretty good job at choosing which ones to live watch, since that is mostly what I did for the Korean dramas I did watch. My taste also changed a little: either I learned to put up with some ridiculousness and my patience has grown or I have always enjoyed said ridiculousness and wanted to keep that side of me hidden even from myself, lol. Whatever is the case, 2019 was a pretty good drama watching year for me:)

    This is the list of dramas that I finished this year:

    *Love-Love* (Dramas I enjoyed the most):
    -Just Dance
    -Sky Castle ♪We All Lie-Ha Jin♪
    -A Moment at Eighteen ♪Moments-Christopher♪
    -Be Melodramatic ♪Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers-Jang Beom-jun♪
    -ExtraOrdinary You ♪My Beauty-VERIVERY♪
    -Father Is Strange (My first weekender and the only past drama I watched)

    *Love-Like* (The littlest of oomph was needed for me to love-love these dramas):
    -Top Star Yoo Baek
    -Touch Your Heart ♪Make It Count-Chen♪
    -The Light In Your Eyes
    -That Psychometric Guy ♪Take-Jus2♪
    -Her Private Life ♪Maybe-Lee Hae-ri♪
    -The Secret Life of My Secretary

    *Like-Like* (I might’ve liked them more, but…):
    -Memories of Alhambra ♪Memories of Alhambra-Guitar music♪
    -The Crowned Clown
    -Vagabond

    *Like…Not Really* (Just wished they could’ve been different):
    -Let Me Hear Your Song
    -Melting Me Softly (aka The One I dropped)

    I also did something I never do: I rewatched my faves!
    -Just Between Lovers
    -Thirty, But Seventeen
    -I’m Not A Robot
    -Oh Hae-young Again
    -Because This Is My First Life

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    I didn’t really watch a lot of older Korean dramas because I mostly filled in that space with C-drama rom-coms.
    In order of enjoyment they are:
    -When We Were Young
    -Detective L
    -Put Your Head On My Shoulder
    -Go Go Squid
    -Le Coup De Foudre
    -A Little Thing Called First Love
    -The World Owes Me A First Love
    -Accidentally In Love
    -Suddenly This Summer
    -Lion Pride (Taiwanese drama)

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    It looks like I watched a lot, which I did, haha, but I also filled my days with Korean variety shows because I love to laugh and I needed to laugh a lot this year!
    My daily staples:
    -Sundays were for Running Man
    -Mondays were for Master in the House (Used to be 1 Night,2 Days which is back and I’m watching it excitedly!)
    -Tuesdays were for Ask Us Anything (aka Knowing Brothers)
    -Saturdays were for Home Alone (aka I Live Alone)

    On free days I watched these seasonal shows which I really enjoyed as well: Coffee Friends, The Great Escape 2, Village Survival: The Eight, Love Me Actually, Kang’s Kitchen 2, Little Forest, Busted Season 2, New Journey to the West 7.

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    I also decided to watch more Korean movies:

    Loved:
    -Ajusshi (aka The Man From Nowhere)
    -My Brilliant Life
    -A Taxi Driver

    Love-Like:
    -Along With The Gods: Two Worlds
    -The Villainess
    -Miss Baek
    -The Dude In Me

    Like:
    -The Great Battle
    -Tune In For Love
    -Hit and Run Squad

    Overall, I think that I had a pretty good 2019 Korean-Asian entertainment year! Here’s to a good 2020 drama watching year!!

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A very Merry Christmas to all the Beanies that celebrate it!! It is an annual tradition for my body to give up on me around this time, since I always seem to get sick on Christmas. But, still, the house needs to get cleaned and the tamales need to be made! I hope that you are all safe and happy amongst your family and friends:)

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    Well, Merry Christmas to you @pbjelly513. I hope you don’t follow your schedule this year and stay well and feel good!

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      Thank you! I’m drinking lots of water and taking Vitamin C to keep this cold at bay.

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    Merry Christmas and get well soon!

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    Christmas tamales! That brings back childhood memories of my grandmother and my mom spending an entire day cooking. Then, they would let me help construct the tamales. My little self felt very accomplished, even if all I did was plop some masa in a banana leaf. 😊

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      I’m the sous-chef to my mom, the main chef, so that’s basically what I’m doing every year😅 It’s all good though, we should feel accomplished!

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        Indeed! My grandmother was very particular about her tamales, so we pretty much just did what we were told. 😉

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      The first time I ever had tamales I didn’t know what all the fuss was about. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-30’s and learned you had to REMOVE the corn husks to find out how yummy they are! hahaa

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    Merry Christmas !
    Hope you’ll feel alright. Drink some orange juice and don’t overdo it!

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      I definitely will! I’m already taking my 20 min break, hehe.

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    Merry Christmas! Enjoy the tamales!

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    Merry Christmas and get well soon!

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      Thank you! The tamales are done and on the stove and I’m at my favorite spot in my sofa for a while:)

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    I know the feeling. made 100+ tamales this afternoon with the fam. I’m exhausted. have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the tamales.

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      Tamales are the best, but also why do we eat so many of them😂 I hope you have a good time and rest as well!

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    Merry Christmas! Hope you’re feeling well. Enjoy the Christmas tamales!

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My kdrama question for 2019 definitely has to be: Are dramas changing or am I?
I used to be able to juggle various live dramas at the same time and would sometimes throw in a completed one when I had the time, but I’m currently watching nothing!! The more I think about it, the more I think that I’m the one that has changed.

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    Last weekend, I finished ExtraOrdinary You and Vagabond. The way I felt after both finales is what made me think that I have changed. I’ve been extremely picky this year with the dramas I watch that it’s always a shame when the drama doesn’t turn out to be as good as I thought. But somehow, I really enjoyed both ExtraOrdinary You and Vagabond. Like really enjoyed! Even their finales.
    There are so many webtoons being adapted to dramas, but I don’t think I really have seen many of them. Sometimes when you see one rom-com, you’ve seen them all, but I thought that for a webtoon turned drama/rom-com, ExtraOrdinary You was new and interesting and fun and full of many fresh characters. It might not have been as good as the original, but I haven’t read it yet, so I can’t say anything about that. I loved it though! The meta was funny, the love story sweet, the redemption of some characters deserved. I was entertained from beginning to end. And that’s where I think I’ve changed. The dramas that are my favorite have made me feel something. I have cried next to them or I can relate. I didn’t bawl my eyes out with ExtraOrdinary You and I couldn’t relate, but just the fact that I was entertained and anticipating new episodes each week is good enough for me to save it in my head as a very good drama. It’s not in my top ten, but it is one that I feel confident to recommend to my friends. Is what I expect out of drama changing or is my rating system?

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      Which leads me to Vagabond. Now, going into this drama I knew that I might be disappointed. Why? Because that is what happens to a lot of action dramas (cough Man to Man cough). But I still wanted to watch it and I got hooked pretty quickly. I really like watching nonsensical action movies. You know, the ones where one regular guy outwits and outsmarts the bad guys and saves the world while risking his life that should of been gone the first time they ran him over. I don’t know why, but I really like seeing these types of movies where I can turn my brain off. And Vagabond was just that. Ridiculous, but fun. The stunts were good and the acting on Lee Seung-gi’s part was stellar, imho:) I didn’t even find the romantic parts that annoying. And through those not so annoying parts was when I knew that this was not going to be a clean cut ending! They didn’t get together quickly enough for it to end in a one season drama, haha. I was upset that they were going to leave it off for a possible second season, but then I thought about it and realized that action movies usually have more than one sequels. I mean the hero needs to save the world more than once to be considered an actual action movie hero! There are not too many action dramas out there, so I can see why they would want to continue this particular one since they solved everything and nothing at the same time. And here is where I’ve changed, in that, to be honest, I would watch the second season! I was fully entertained and if they keep the same momentum and more close calls and more of Lee Seung-gi saving the day, then I would be up for it, haha. My past self probably can’t believe me now! (For the record, I like my dramas one season only please!!) Vagabond is nowhere near my top dramas, but I enjoyed it and that’s what matters:)

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        Funny story about ExtraOrdinary You: My fam knows that I watch kdramas because I take over the living room in the afternoons so I can watch them in full screen, haha. (Don’t worry, I do share the TV:). They usually don’t care about what I’m watching and only sort of listen to me when I try to tell them about it T.T My brother is pretty good at entertaining me when I talk to him, but I only do it sometimes since I don’t want to bother him (more like I don’t want to repay the favor and listen to him about his boring show, lol, sorry bro). Anyways, I told him I was finally excited about a drama with a character named Number 13. He was nice enough to ask me about it a couple times so I always had a chance to gush a little:) My mom walked by one afternoon and saw that I was paying close attention. She saw Baek Kyung and started teasing me that I liked the cute boy with the earring. I told her that I was falling for Haru-ya instead. When he comes up on the screen, my mom nods her head and says that he is definitely much cuter, hehe! To be honest, Haru was swoony, but Do-hwa was the real MVP!

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          Do-Hwa was my favorite character and the best/most memorable lines were all said by him. I loved him and hope he gets the girl in the next comic he is drawn into 😁

          I am lucky as I watched this with my mom and little bro. So we got to all gush together as we watched lol

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Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all Beanies! It is cold and raining and currently thundering here, but thankfully we are staying home for the festivities. Safe journey to all!

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Beanies, I finished Busted Season 2 over the weekend and I have to say I was more entertained with this season than the first. The first one was funny, but I think since they had already worked together, the chemistry between the cast was good and the scripted story flowed better in the second season. Also, the games and puzzles seemed to be just right for them, although Park Min-young did do a lot of the heavy lifting there. Overall, I still had fun watching this Netflix Korean variety. If only I got true endings and not cliffhangers then I would be thrilled!!

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    I really liked the second season as well. I still believe the absence of Kyung soo made this season better. I just can’t with that dude and I still wonder why he is so popular.

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