Beanie level: Water maid

Hotel Del Luna ep. 1 thoughts: The budget looks to be triple of Hwayugi and the direction is much better. IU is fabulous. Remaining cautiously optimistic.

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    I think Hwayugi blew their budget on a killer OST and they only had like 5 dollars left for the effects. 😂 They are ridiculously bad. *shudder*
    This does look promising though. And yes, IU is fantastic in this.

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      Hwayuyi blew its budget on the cast mostly.

      I frankly can’t remember a single song associated to it.

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        I absolutely loved the songs — and the cast. Hwayugi had so much potential.

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Zimzala-WHO? Sunny Side Up is officially the title track.

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Oooooh ok I see you, TWICE. I loved Fancy but this is next level mature concept.

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LOOK AT THEM!! 2019 is the year of CLC. I will never shut up about this.

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All hail the Queen, BoA comeback on the horizon! I am so ready.

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*trumpet fanfare* Beanies, I think my drama slump is over!! Woohoo! I\’ve watched the first 10 episodes of My Fellow Citizens and it\’s so nice to watch a drama that is not about romance. The women in it are so badass.

Those 10 episodes were enough for me to be like β€œOk, maybe I can try some romance.” So I watched the first two episodes of Angel’s Last Mission: Love. Ugh Shin Hye Sun is an incredible actress. Can’t believe I was crying profusely during only the first two episodes!

THEN, I was like β€œOk, I could use some more wacky romance”. I watched the first four episodes of The Secret Life of My Secretary and enjoyed that as well! Feels good to be back!

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    Welcome back! I’ve started with my fellow citizens too πŸ™‚
    I’m so tempted to watch Angel’s last mission:love and secret life of my secretary. Going to wait until a few more episodes are subbed. πŸ™‚

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    Glad to see My Fellow Citizens bringing you back to dramaland~ it is a good drama. Hehe

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    Glad to hear you’re back!

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    congrats for finally finding shows that interest you!
    It’s sooo hard to come by, sometimes…
    yay!

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11 years, forever to come. Thank you, SHINee, for your endless love & light. Gotta share my favorite song, although we all know their whole discography is fire.
#SHINeeAnniversaryParty

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So sad to hear of Pristin\’s disbandment, although I knew it was coming. All members are talented and the group as a whole had immense potential. I will especially miss the Pristin V subunit.

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    I wonder how this news will affect the future of Yunjin (Kirin-chan) and Kaeun. Maybe they can try another After School group and add the remaining Pristin members?

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      Yeah, hard to say. Based on the company’s history I think they are just really terrible at managing groups. I would love to see Yunjin debut and Kaeun re-debut, but I almost don’t wish it upon them if it is with Pledis…

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Chungha’s little sister group is SERVING in this. Girl groups are killing it this week!

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Oooooh Weki Meki delivered A BOP.

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Killing Eve Season 2 spoilers ahead

I was becoming a bit disappointed with Season 2 of Killing Eve, but episodes 5 & 6 turned that right around. The Eve-Villanelle dynamic is rapidly changing and I love how Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh are conveying the experience and suppression of emotions & urges their characters are experiencing.

I see spots of humanity in Villanelle as she opens herself up to becoming closer to Eve. But, when she experiences those a bit too much, she becomes impulsive and murderous as her own form of self-control. On the contrary, Eve begins to experience those same impulses that are characteristic of Villanelle. She’s more reckless and outspoken. There are times when she reels herself back in, but you can tell she doesn’t want to.

Eve becomes more like Villanelle and Villanelle becomes more like Eve. It was quite jarring to see in episodes 1-4 when they were apart. But, now that they are working together, thrown into the daylight of the real world, it makes much more sense. They exist on a level playing field (at least for now), no longer cat and mouse and I LOVE that. Their separate existences have become so chaotic that they both feel their most grounded when together.

This show is subtle and this season seems to be much more subtle than the first. Lots of incomplete scenes and story happening where the camera does not exist. I find myself watching each episode multiple times. But, I am in awe of both Sandra and Jodie for such huge character development within such small moments. So yeah, a long post and accompanying psychoanalysis because I’m just really happy with where the show has gone.

If you are also watching, please comment with your thoughts so I can know I am not the only one obsessing over this show.

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One scroll through the Beanie wall and I can tell spring fever has struck us all thanks to Ryan Gold.

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Really enjoyed the first episode of Abyss. I love kdramas that have a whimsical darkness to them. Also, Park Bo Young can do no wrong.

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Happy 1st Anniversary to my queens, (G)I-DLE, the most awarded kpop girl group in history!!! Honored to be a fan of such talented, funny, and beautiful artists. Excited to see their growth this year.

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Finished Possessed last night and have never felt so disrespected by the last 3 episodes of a show. Overall, a great watch and great writing/acting. I would not have been so emotionally invested if the show was not compelling and the characters were not written or acted well.

I knew the show was dark and I had suspicions that there would be no happy ending, but I was not expecting quite that level of destruction and evil. I’m not Goblin-level distraught, but I’m very unsettled. Did the last 3 episodes ruin the rest of the show for me? I don’t think so. The show made me laugh, cry, have my jaw drop open, be frustrated, annoyed, angry. And that is a sign of an incredible show. Just because I didn’t get the ending I wanted for the characters doesn’t mean the show was ruined for me.

Now it is time to drown myself in some sweet, fluffy dramas (perhaps Her Private Life?). I need to recover from this drama hangover…

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Possessed Ep 13: This show knows no boundaries. I cannot predict what is going to happen next. They are building up to an epic finale and I am on the edge of my damn seat.

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Season 2 of Killing Eve has started and waiting one week for a new episode is DREADFUL. I need it NOW.

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    It only sucks that they are separated.

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    I’m pretending that it hasn’t, avoiding spoilers and binging when it’s over. We shall see how long I last.

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    UPDATE: Watched Episode 2 and it was amazing. Time to immerse myself in kdramas until the next ep comes out.

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Wow. Yes. Can I join the cast of this movie?

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What song got you into Kpop? For me it was this masterpiece: I Love You by 2NE1

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    December 2016: I’d been watching a variety of kpop MVs for a few weeks because other beanies seemed to be really into this kpop thing and I thought I would check it out. I hadn’t found anything that really grabbed me but then I saw GOT7’s Just Right and I completely fell for the song and the seven guys singing it.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vrdk3IGcau8

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    I remember it as if it was yesterday. The song was SNSD’s Genie/Tell Me Your Wish. I thought it was just perfect. I started listening to SNSD and other K-pop groups after.

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    As sad as it sounds, it was Produce 101, s2 – before I knew about how mistreated the trainees are πŸ™ – & BTS “Boy in Luv”. I was checking out the originals of songs performed that I’d kind of like, which led to me finding the original Boy in Luv and absolutely falling in love with it.

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      I’m not an Army or a BTS fan but I still maintain that “Boy in Luv” (besides “Tomorrow”) is one of their best songs PERIOD. It’s just so good!

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        It is! I love how the members play with various sounds – growls, a car, etc etc throughout the song. Apart from the rock sound haha. 😁 It’s what made me fall in love

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      ha ha ha a.. me too.. found boy in luv and fire (BP) through produce s2..

      gotta give them the credit to even get me an iota bit interested in kpop..

      i’d listened to kpop so many times before but never liked even one song (ridiculous because now those same songs i can listen to on repeat.. Big Bang being the biggest ones to benefit.. lol.. life is funny)

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        It just takes that one song. Once you get into it, it’s so diverse there’s something for everyone.

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          ha ha.. i wonder.. to be very honest.. boy in luv is the only song of BTS that i actually listen to.. rest i haven’t even able to complete half way through..

          or bP.. i think i just like that part “fire part..

          but yes.. indeed.. it takes 1 song to get into sthg…
          like cheer up (thnks all variety shows that were playing it at oen point in time) and produce S2 πŸ˜›

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            “it” – I meant Kpop, not BTS. You’re free to find their music unlistenable lol.

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          sorry. cut midway..

          but yeah the song that really made me take notice of kpop has to be “Let’s not fall in love” and “Loser”.. made series overall

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          yup meant kpop too.. bts is one of the groups.. i don’t think i can call any of the groups a consistent performer for my taste..and it’s amazing how people stan music of particular groups ..they must be performing for them, i guess..

          rather overall. .. in any language.. it always is about that one thing to get you started (kpop or any entertainment content)

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    Probably Anystar by Lee Hyori and Lee Junki. Yes, Lee Junki. And yes, I’m an old

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    For me it was DBSK’s “Proud” (Japanese release). I was trading songs with my friend over our Sony Ericsson walkman phones (ah, those were the days) in 2007. Started listening to K-pop and never looked back.

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    I’m a newbie. It was Organic Song this past summer.

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    It’s quite old, but for me it’s this one
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzNY6HZ9edo

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    Island by Winner, but it was really the dance practice video and Mino’s dancing there that drew me in.

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    I wouldn’t really say I’m “in to” kpop, because I only pay attention to one group, but I accidentally saw Mamamoo on You Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook doing “Mr Ambiguous” and “Um Oh Ah Yeh”. Besides the visuals and the music, I liked they way they obviously (even to a total noob) tweaked to words to work in the names of the host and the show. It seemed like they were having more fun than people are supposed to have while under a slave contract πŸ™‚

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    I think it was one of Super Junior or SNSD’s old song (circa 2009), but then I got a bit tired of Kpop after 1 or 2 years. Then SHINee rekindled it years later with their Sherlock album.

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    BY IDOL and Not Today made me camp in BTS world.

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    Oh, but I can’t NOT mention how several years before that I really randomly got into Rain. After my mom died in 2010 I became OBSESSED with Ninja Assassin. Which became me being OBSESSED with Rain and seeking him out online and watching Full House 50times and then learning that that beautiful man was a singer and listening to and watching all of his stuff online. But, I didn’t become a fan–as in listening to the music as part of my everyday life–until GOT7.
    Although, kind of CNblue at the same time now that I think about it. Because, the next day In Sept/Oct of 2016 DGA gave me Coffee Prince to watch and I fell down the kdrama rabbit hole and started watching whatever I could get my hot little hands on and Heartstrings was one of my first dramas—like, maybe the 3rd or 4th drama I ever watched and I fell in love HARD with Jung Yong Hwas voice. I was out in these internets trying to find this man without any clue what his name was, or any of the english lyrics to the song he sings about his father in the drama but DETERMINED to find out SOMETHING. And that lead me to CNBlue. So….CNBlue and GOT7 about the same time. But Rain a full 6 years before.

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    Lies. Bigbang. 2007

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