Beanie level: Errand boy

Aaaand the full audio commentary for Full House Episode 1 watch-along here. It was our first time doing it, so tell us what you think, and if you’d enjoy more like it!

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ooo guys, watch this while you can! (youtube might take it down with its indiscriminate flagging system)

(fyi: abridged podcast ep!)

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New month, new podcast! This month’s Long Yak is shorter than usual, to match our bizarrely short watchlists. We discuss:

– TIME and KIM JONG-HYUN’s departure from the show
– YOUR HOUSE-HELPER
– 30 BUT 17
– FULL HOUSE (2004)
– MY PRINCESS (2011)

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    This time ’round, I heard the podcast before I saw your post about it and I was like, “Am I early?”, lol. I don’t really comment on youtube, but I wanted to let you ladies know that I really like your podcasts! I listen to them while I clean and they motivate me to clean more so I can hear all of it, hehe!😊

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      I listen to it while I have things to do in the kitchen and it helps me get more done too.

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        You two actually make us sound useful! XD Thanks for listening guys!

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          That’s great! I, on the other hand, am useless for the hour and a half that I’m listening XD

          Thus: no dramas, no podcasts DO YOUR WORK SAYA

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    Missed this yesterday! As usual, thanks for sharing and making my lunch more enjoyable <3

    About KJH, I wonder if he was already ill, or if he started having these issues after he accepted this role. I think terminal illness is always really difficult to portray for actors (I remember reading something about Emma Thompson being drained after Wit) especially if his previous work was something as silly and lighthearted as Waikiki. People complaining about him stepping down don't even deserve an adjective. So yeah.
    I also can't believe 2/3 of TLY hadn't watched Full House! It must be hilarious to watch now, but I don't think I'm up for a rewatch lol. I already had my quota of unexplainable Rain fashion to last me forever.
    I started My Princess only because LeeKi was going to be in it, and even though I ended up enjoying the OTP, I kind of always forgot to watch it. It took me around 2 months after it ended to complete, mainly because I got bored. I've been watching 12-ep-long dramas lately so maybe we'll get more substance rather than length in the future!

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      I started My Princess after Saya talked about it in the TLY. I took a bathroom break sometime in the middle of the first episode, then my dog wanted to be walked. I remembered three days later that I’d left that ep at midpoint, but I still haven’t been able to muster up the interest to go back and finish it. XD

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        *snort*

        @natzillagorilla all thirds have watched Full House now XD (see: my twitter meltdowns XD) and 1/3 certainly regrets it XD That’s 16 hours I could’ve put into rewatching Golden Cross.

        And this is terrible but Lee Ki-kwang’s impossible lips kept distracting me in My Princess (in a bad way). I mean, are they natural? Were they full of filler? Was he literally bee-stung? Or did they make me think of worms? It’s a mystery.

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Our k-drama origin stories!

What’s yours?

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    saw a gif of CITT on tumblr. liked Seol’s clothes and the urban setting. soaps other than american (i.e. venezuelan or argentinian telenovelas which were really popular in my country when I was growing up) usually stick to rugs-to-riches Cinderella stories and that gets really boring really fast. I figured it’s something interesting so I checked it out.

    then it was R1988 which had really solid acting and screenplay and made me cry 4 times per episode on avarage and call my parents a lot more. and then I discovered viki and dramabeans and now I’m That Girl Who Leaves Parties Because “The Subs Are Out”

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    I used to be a huge General Hospital fan. A site Iโ€™d visit for recaps had a review of Fated to Love You.
    https://despairintheafternoon.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/soap-report-fated-to-love-you/
    A year or so later I finally watched part of it on YouTube. His laugh had stayed on my mind. I then stumbled upon this place and decided to take a gamble and bought Coffee Prince. I loved it. But it wasnโ€™t until last summer when I entered a horrible reading slump that they became a regular part of my life. I subscribed to DF and devoured Boys Over Flowers, Secret Garden, Kim Sam Soon, I Can Hear Your Voice, and so on. The set up and pacing reminded me so much of books. Then I saw that a Drama called Because This Life is My First was coming out. I subscribed to Vicki because for some reason I decided I had to watch it live. It was the first drama I watched live. Now they are just a daily part of my life, lol.

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      This is true for me too. It wasn’t until I ran out of books to invest my time in that I gave Saya’s (increasingly manic) recommendations of kdramas a chance. XD

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    Yay! New podcast!

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    Filipino subbed Autumn in My Heart aired on our local channel, saw Won Bin,got mesmerized and tried a few other kdramas after that. And then I saw Junki Oppa in My Girl and never watched any local dramas since then

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      Aaaah LJK in My Girl. That was the only drama where I suffered true SLS.

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    I was tired of US tv and out of good British shows when I stumbled on a subbed K-drama. I recorded them until I discovered Dramabeans, Viki and Dramafever.

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Here is part 2 of August’s Long Yak!

…and yep, I’m fated to be the butt of all jokes forever XD

it’s okay, somebody’s got to be, and I’ve got the best (i.e. dumbest!) material hahaha

Time Stamps:

C-DRAMAS:
00:01:12 – LEGEND OF FUYAO
00:05:03 – METEOR GARDEN

COMPLETED DRAMAS:
00:18:17 – THE UNDATEABLES
00:22:19 – LAWLESS LAWYER
00:26:16 – SKETCH
00:27:49 – ARGON
00:32:19 – WOK OF LOVE
00:37:48 – WHATS WRONG WITH SECRETARY KIM?

UPCOMING DRAMAS:
01:04:20 – FAMILIAR WIFE
01:06:47 – VOICE 2
01:08:35 – LOVELY HORRIBLY
01:10:02 – GHOST DETECTIVE

AND FINALLY:
01:14:26 – QUESTION OF THE YAK
01:34:48 – Penguin joke

TWITTER: @akdramapodcast
EMAIL: [email protected]

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Beanies, you need to tell me who you are on twitter so I can follow you! (I\’m @notnowsaya)

also, I joined rabb.it (notnow_saya), so tell me where the beanie parties are so I know what I\’m missing out on!

And another shout-out to British beanies: we\’re looking at sometime in September to meet up. Give me a way to contact you if you\’re interested! You also get to meet @Helcat!

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    yay! I’ll add you back when I get home!

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    Yay saya , I’m here and on rabbit as waadmay and on Twitter I’m waad mayhoub 💝💝💝💖💖💖🎉🎉🎉🎉
    And I just sent you a friend request on rabbit , accept it to lead you through this rabbit hole 😊😊

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      Waadmay, you’re Syrian? One of my closest friends is Syrian (from Aleppo). Where do you hail? I wish I’d gotten to visit before the war, it was next on my list. ๐Ÿ™

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        Nice , I’m from the coast (Tartus to be exact) 😊😊
        Hopefully soon you will be able to visit and if you do you’re welcome to visit and stay the night anytime 💝💖💝💖

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          I would love to! I’m keeping that invitation in my pocket for the future. I will eat you out of house and home for one night at least. (Syrian food is seriously the best arab food ever, ugh so good)

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            You’re welcome 💝💝💝💝
            And surely I will cook you some dishes which I hope you’ll be able to enjoy 😊😊😉

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      I couldn’t find you on rabbit @waadmay can you add me instead?

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        Of course I will , just a sec love you mists *hugs* 💝💝💝💝💝💝

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    On rabbit I’m egads, and on Twitter crabbysister5

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    We’re the same 😂😂😂💖💝

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    I don’t understand how to add/follow/friend people on rabb.it. >_< You can find me as @greenfields – please do add me.

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    Huzzah and Hurrah! Welcome to Rabbit, Saya! We have a main TraumaBeans group chat where we talk about.. most everything.. and it’s also where we plan for hosts and rooms before sending out announcements here! We have little ones scattered throughout the week for airing dramas, and sometimes a big one on the weekend for whatever we choose.

    I’m @tiramisudinosaurs on Rabbit and @bammsie on twitter. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    I believe you are already following me on Twitter. I just sent a friend request on rabb.it. My @ is Jenmole.

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    This is so cool you guys! I didn’t know this was happening. I just made an account on Rabbit under “Silvermists”. I’m not on Twitter and I actually didn’t even know about this rabbit thing till I read this post because I’m technologically challenged apparently.

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    @allyle915

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      ally! are you on twitter? I wanted to repost your trend inspirations post and tag you, so let me know! (really wonderful post, I loved it and felt it <3)

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        Iโ€™m not on Twitter, sorry. Actually, I set up an account a million years ago but I never posted on it. And I have no clue what my handle is. And what if that boy I had a crush on in high school reads it and then connects the dots? Iโ€™d be mortified! He never knew. ๐Ÿคฃ

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Podcast time! Here we are, back again, a little later than usual, but extra long to make up! Here be part 1 of July’s LONG YAK.

We talk about:

News:
– Kim Hyun-joong drama casting
– Jang Geun-seok enlistment and bipolar disorder diagnosis
– Lee Jun-ki on previous govt’s blacklist
– Korea’s investment in Netflix stock
– 2nd season of Kingdom
– White boys form K-pop band

Currently watching:
– MR SUNSHINE
– YOUR HOUSEHELPER
– THIRTY BUT SEVENTEEN
– TIME
– LIFE ON MARS
– YOUR HONOUR/DEAR JUDGE (segue to the increase in sexual harassment storylines lately)

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    I’m still all about Ma Dong-seok. I hate that it will never happen!!

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New Long Yak!

Dramas we’re watching:
– WHAT’S WRONG WITH SECRETARY KIM
– GREASY MELO/WOK OF LOVE
– ARE YOU HUMAN TOO
– SKETCH
– SUITS
– BECAUSE THIS LIFE IS OUR FIRST
– WE MARRIED AS A JOB (aka Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu, J-drama

(1:05:27)
News:
– Kim Hee-ae’s new film about comfort women
– Jo Jung-seok and Gummy getting married! Yay!
– Lee Je-hoon x Chae Soo-bin pairing for upcoming FOX BRIDE STAR
– New cross-dressing sageuk in the works, Mung Bean Chronicles
– 3 BBC shows getting Korean remakes

(1:28:38)
And then we take a look forward at the million dramas coming out in July:
– YOUR HOUSE-HELPER
– MR. SUNSHINE
– LET’S EAT 3
– LIFE
– ABOUT HER
– MY ID IS GANGNAM BEAUTY
– RISKY ROMANCE

(1:40:49)
Finally, the Question of the Yak: Which drama OSTs have found a permanent home on your playlists?

[you can find individual timestamps for each item on the SC page]

Places you can listen to us:
> Soundcloud
> YouTube
> RSS
> Apple Podcasts

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    Thanks for the podcast as always!

    Iโ€™m curious to know what you guys will think of AYHT after this weekโ€™s developments! I really fell for So-bong this week and am totally on board the ShinnaBong ship! The corporate stuff still bores me but now that I love both sides of the OTP I am much more invested in this show.

    I was excited to hear thoughts about BTLIOF after todayโ€™s WWWSK cameo (so much love) and Iโ€™m glad Iโ€™m at the point where I can kind of laugh about the ending now. I never shy away from recommending the show or declaring it as one of my all-time favorites because I have SO much love for episodes 1-14, but I do tell people to lower their expectations for the last two episodes, lol. Iโ€™ve more or less forgotten about my disappointment and the strongest feelings I have are all about the 90% I loved. And, well, that show made my feelings for LMK go from โ€œOh yeah, I like him, heโ€™s a really magnetic actorโ€ to my current state of obsession so I can never be mad at it for long.

    Thanks again! I look forward to hearing all of your thoughts about the next batch of shows when they begin!

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    I love hearing your podcasts ladies, especially when doing my chores because I get them done quicker. Question though: do you upload to all places simultaneously? Youtube loves to not let me know when you all have uploaded and even now, the most recent video is one I think you all mentioned last week that is barely showing up. Argh youtube! I was just wondering though.

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      Ah, no. See, YouTube doesn’t allow just the audio to be uploaded. You need a video too. So we create a very plain, single image video to go with the audio. But my editing software takes ages to render it.

      Usually, I finish editing the audio in the wee hours of the morning, upload it, hand over the baton to Saya and Anisa to do the rest, and then collapse into my bed. Next evening, I get to the video.

      You didn’t really ask for this long-ass explanation, but that’s the reason the YouTube video goes up a day or two late. XP

      Thanks for listening, @pbnjelly513!

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Lawless Lawyer so good, why didn’t anyone tell me

BEANIES I AM DISAPPOINTED IN YOU. OPPA FROWNS ON YOU.

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Podcast time again! Well, not quite, but while we edit this month’s Long Yak, enjoy an outtake from one of our previous ones. Somehow we always seem to end up at Jane Austen (why lol), also we talk over each other a lot XD

You know what’s exciting? Having an idea is exciting. But MORE exciting than that is watching it take shape, developing it, turning it into something that is actually kind of cool. We started this because we like kdrama so much (also each other – that helps), but a year down the line, it really feels like it’s become something real, if that makes sense.

So thank you to everyone who listens! Also to our lovely guests, and of coursssse @festerfaster and @laica who do so much to make it awesome! <3

PS, let us know if you're interested in regular outtake reels (off-topic to k-drama), we're figuring out whether we'll make it a regular feature.

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    Yay! More penguin jokes? LOL

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      haha! not in the outtake, but def in the new Yak! The outtake is an Emma Woodhouse vs Lizzy Bennet showdown XD

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    Why not talk about Jane Austen?!! I do it all the time😁 I am totally up for a kdrama/Austen podcast!

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Time for a new LONG YAK, friends! (Our fourth! Crazy!) This was recorded a while back but got a little delayed due to technical problems, but we hope you’ll find it worth the wait!

This episode:

*new segment*
NEWS:
– Lee Seo-won’s assault charge
– Signal 2 in the works
– Yoon Kyun-sang’s potential (now confirmed) casting opposite Kim Yoo-jung
– Seo In-guk returning to dramaland with A Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky!

*new segment*
PREVIEWING UPCOMING DRAMAS:
– Are You Human, Too?
– What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim
– Life on Mars
– Grandpas Over Flowers (variety)

Recently finished:
– PRETTY NOONA WHO BUYS ME FOOD
– A POEM A DAY
– AGE OF YOUTH 2

Currently watching/airing:
– ABOUT TIME
– WOK OF LOVE/GREASY MELO
– LAWLESS LAWYER
– SUITS
– SKETCH
– RICH MAN, POOR WOMAN

Question of the Yak:
What’s your most rewatched scene ever in a k-drama?

I want to know what scenes you guys have watched endlessly, so tell meee!

Aaand finally: If you like what you’re listening to, do subscribe! We release episodes approximately twice a month, and the podcast is available on:

> Soundcloud
> YouTube
> RSS
> Apple Podcasts

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    My most rewatched scenes.. might have to be from my two favorite dramas. I could watch practically any sweet moment from Weightlifting Fairy, and the calm moments in Misaeng with Chief Oh and Jang Geu-Rae soothe my heart.

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    Eps 14 and 15 of Reply 1997.

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    Every scene in que sera sera and Innocent Man. I addict to scene which required good acting scene, or we can call it character moment. Most recent one is my ajusshi

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    The kiss in Chicago Typewriter and Young Shin in Jung Hoo’s home in Healer.

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      Oh, yeah, that ep in Healer!

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        also the beginning of ep…11 or 12? when Healer reveals himself to Kim Moon-ho. Such a great scene (which of course I did not just rewatch AGAIN)

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    I liked this new format! But this was a long y’all! I still have 15 minutes to finish.

    I don’t really re-watch any scenes as I don’t have much time to do that…unless, I’m trying to take screenshots.

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      It was a bit long! Was it too long, did you get tired? What would you find a perfect length? We’re still figuring out how the new segments fit as we’re trying to cover quite a lot of ground without becoming impossibly long, so we welcome all the feedback!

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        I’m thinking @jenmole is telling us it’s fifteen minutes too long. XP

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        I usually listen when I’m driving to and from work. It’s about 30-35 minutes each way. This time I looked down and saw that I had 15 minutes left and realized that this was quite a long yak, BUT at the same time sad it was ending soon. Never happy, huh?

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    Most rewatched 4-way tie:
    – The training montage early in ep 2 of Girl K thru the arrival at school.
    – Choi Young’s visit to “heaven” in ep 1 of Faith, especially the first part with the music at the gate.
    – Dance scene at the start of Girls Generation 1979.
    – Strong Woman Do Bong-soon: end of ep 8 and start of 9.
    Honorable mention (in no special order) to:
    – The doctor’s time-travels at the end of Faith.
    – Suzy’s scarf return in ep 20 of While You Were Sleeping.
    – The song at the start of ep 3 of Trot Lovers.
    – The deer-in-headlights & cliffhanger scene at the beginning of the first ep of Mask.
    – Suzy’s trip to LA in ep 3 of Big.
    – The Terminator bits in eps 1, 2 & 10 of Surplus Princess.
    – The gum-wrapper fight in ep 3 of You’re All Surrounded.
    – The nervous truck-driving in ep 10 of Misaeng.
    – The something-is-missing bit early in ep 2 of Come Back Mister.

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      oo a great list – you make me want to go and rewatch Faith especially. Which I’m going to do right now XD

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    Off the top of my head:
    > The ending sequence of Because This Life is Our First Ep11. Love the editing (Sanggu and Sooji’s conversation crosscut with Sehee finding Jiho by the seaside), the way the poem was woven in by voiceover, and how it finally clicks for Sehee to go ahead with what he’s feeling (keeping it vague to avoid spoilers).
    > Reply 1988, Episode 20. The part a certain couple is kissing in the alley and the mum trio walks in on them XD And also when Sunwoo personally delivers his wedding invite to Taek’s dad, and when Bora reads her dad’s letter in the car to the airport.

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    Because This is My First Life:
    This is how you kiss
    Soo-ji punching her boss
    Se-hee kimchi making

    Chicago Typewriter:
    The kiss for the nation
    Any scene where I can drool over the house
    The modern day date, when he wears the goofy hat

    There’s more, but these came to mind first.

    I really enjoyed the podcast, and may have been talking back to you all in my car.

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      That’s how we like it! (I also talk back to people in podcasts I listen to…including my own hahaha)

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EID MUBARAK to all celebrating!

Jang Hyuk say: don’t eat yourselves sick!

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New podcast time! Trying something a little different this time: rather than discussing a specific drama, we’re tackling the issue of MEN BEHAVING BADLY on-screen or off in K-ent.

Description:
Anisa (@laica) discusses instances of private and workplace harassment in Korean Entertainment with ODESSA JONES and our own beloved POGO (@pogo1), and they unpack the public’s reaction to the rise of the #metoo movement in South Korea. They also talk about toxic tropes, why we love to watch them play out, and how storytelling is changing in recent years. (The final segment has some really great recs for anyone looking for swoony heroes without jerk-syndrome!)

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Somebody called me thought they wouldn’t have anything to add and decided to just audit. Of course, that same somebody was typing IMs furiously throughout.

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    I donโ€™t have the time to listen to the full thing, but I happened to skip to the part where it was mentioned that Seo In-gook has never played a role where heโ€™s mean to women and justโ€”yes! Yes! When actors choose characters like that, it makes them so much more attractive in my eyes.

    Oddly, despite the fact that I love SIG to death, none of his characters are in my top 5 male leads. But I do love them and appreciate that he chooses the roles he does. I despise the stereotypical jerk male lead. I really hate it. Iโ€™m so glad that thatโ€™s changing! I canโ€™t handle most older (pre-2010 or so) dramas because the jerk male lead was so prominent, except for in gems like Dal-jaโ€™s Spring (Spare Tire!) and Coffee Prince (okay, CP needs a refresher in my mind because itโ€™s been years since I saw it, but Han-gyul was awesome, right? Itโ€™s not my faulty memory? I hope itโ€™s not!)

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    Currently fixing lunch to this! Thanks!

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    I loved the friends to lover story in Fight My Way. Such a sweet hero.
    Healer had a wonderful romance line too. So lucky to have recently got to watch this for the first time.
    Se Hee was a joy I thought in Because This Is My First Life.
    And of course My Ahjussi’ s Dong Hoon. And Ji An was such a great heroine. From what I hear I am so thankful that this was the one available to me and Pretty Noona got picked up by Netflix, lol. This and Healer…..i couldn’t stop thinking about them when finished.
    Oh, and of course Dr. Ye.

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In the grand scheme of things, this isn\’t important, but…will I ever stop being an errand boy? Will I ever ascend…to I-don\’t-even-know-what?

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Done with Pretty Noona and never felt so exhausted finishing a show.

Final word: Bo-ra is the best.

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    Oh dear. This doesn’t give me much motivation to binge watch 6 episodes.

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      Oh dear – I know things are bad if hades hasn’t been keeping up either. :/

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        And suddenly I don’t feel so bad for only having watched episode 1.

        However, I do send my thanks to @Saya for the recaps. The recaps are appreciated. 😊

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          you’re welcome!

          yeah, I don’t know that it’s worth finishing. everything goes in circles, nobody learns from their mistakes, and…sigh. also grrr.

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            From the get go, I told myself that there was a chance that this could be another Temperature of Love. While I don’t think this is as bad as that, I know the feeling of having to will yourself to finish a drama that started off amazing and then went to shit.

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            except I LOVED temp of love, and I got that heroine, that relationship, that hero (even though it was roundly dissed here on DB). Noona on the other hand, well, I’ve said my piece on both shows in their respective posts XD

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    Oh no! Netflix just let me know I might like it, but I trust Beanies better!

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    Good work Saya! Thanks for the recaps. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    15 episodes in and I still donโ€™t understand Jin-ah. Dramagods give me the strength and the will to watch the last 2 eps please. 🙏

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      give yourself permission to drop it. you can do it!

      or slog through the last 90 minutes for a minute of faux-pay-off

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Last Poetry recap in—happy Friday everyone!

RAMADAN MUBARAK to all the beanies observing it. If you’re fasting off dramas for the month, fighting! You can do it!

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I\’m making this as a landing post for BEANIES IN THE UK, particularly London (sorry!), to find each other for meet-ups and other stuff. Not just for folks who live here, but also if anyone is visiting and wants to meet, give us a heads-up!

JOIN THE UK BEANIES FACEBOOK GROUP HERE

Tagging:
@saner @unatuna @wansywoo @letseatcookies @cloggie @feenah9895 @namedx @mollyp @tsutsuloo

Please tag in anyone I\’ve missed, these are all the local beanies I know of!

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Pretty Noona: I spent most of ep13 mad at Jin-ah, and then at her mother, but now I\’m just sad. What a familiar pattern of children broken by their parents, and how much have I seen this in real life.

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    I always have this running thought that shows present characters such as these as a warning/cautionary tale to viewers. Characters that show viewers, “This is what you look like if you do this …. this is what you sound like if say this …. this is how your dysfunctional actions affect the people around you.”

    But as you mentioned, you unfortunately see the pattern over and over again in real life that you just have to question if anyone is getting the message.

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      they don’t even get the message in dramas, where you can write it out for the characters, forget real life XD

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Also yes.

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Yes.

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    It completely baffles me that she’s known them all their life and yet needs to ask this. What. Is. Wrong. With. You. Woman??

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      I can stomach mom because I can see her in people I know, but I am dropping the show now because I cannot understand our heroine and the stupid choices she makes for the last few episodes.

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        I understand. Honestly, the blind date fiasco was just plain stupid, but I could kind of somehow understand her reasoning (albeit ridiculous) behind not telling them.
        However…dad? Get out.
        I feel like being only 4 eps away from the finale doesn’t let me drop it, but I certainly lost quite a bit of interest!

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