Beanie level: Errand boy

Shout out to Hong Kong Beanies, I hope all of you are safe.

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DS:60D: reading viewers comments on Melohwa, perfectly mirroring general reaction toward Pres. Park trying to pass Anti-Discrimination Act, just wow~

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    Sad

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    I was happily surprised the Show went there.
    And then increasingly frustrated when the Anti-Discrimination Act didn’t get passed, and instead, here we are, distracted by yet another urgent problem. poof! pushed under the rug after barely a mention.

    Might I add that I was very annoyed by the rude attitude the Film Director gave President Park every time she met with him. I don’t care that she didn’t like him, his policies or whatever; he’s the Acting President and he deserves more respect than any of her body language gave him. hmph!

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Is it me or Turtle looks like woman? Watcher ep.12

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Priyanka Chopra is a fool, who see herself as some kind of erudite.

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    “war is not something I am really fond of but I am patriotic.”

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Book recommendation: This is one of those crazy stories that sounds like they come from the vault of makjang scriptwriter, but what make this book even more interesting is early history of Korean film industry from the perspective of woman at the centre, actress Choi EunHee. Author is a film producer so he pay special attention to everything movie related, so it’s a great read for movie buffs. And obviously titular story is as bonker as one may expect. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22537682-a-kim-jong-il-production

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    Is this fiction? Because the whole KJI kidnapping CEH and her husband is a real story.

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      Non-fiction, reality is always crazier than fiction.

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The chaebol antics in \”Doctor Detective\” are ridiculously unbelievable, I had hard time believing that few dozens of suits clad bodyguards resides in hospital to stop doctors from administering ER care or forcibly stop family members from visiting patient and not facing any legal consequence or/and huge public backlash, it’s way too over the top and eyeroll inducing, this show does not need this side plot at all.

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    I was sooooooo pissed when Joong eun got in the car with The Chairman and was working on him. What the hell was she thinking.

    That is gonna come and bite her in the ass because those people will make life more of a hell for her. They don’t like her and this will not buy her any points with any of them.

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      I really despise the chaebol part of this show, and how many more misfortunes they plan to stack on her? They should rather stay true to the title.

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        It looks like it is a set up to why the divorced and it was not Tae young’s decision. Ummm…dude, you chose money over your marriage, you get so sympathy from me. He could have walked away anytime before it got that far.

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          Yeah, he is pretty useless, and now they’ll remove the evil father in law, but replace him with dense SIL who will turn into witch in law judging from previews, sigh, I didn’t sign for chaebol family drama when I started this show.

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            Ohhhhh…did you see her expression when they were doing the case presentations. The facade went away. That is when I knew she was never gonna be neutral or even nice. She is her father’s daughter and I want to know why she did not take over the family business like her dad wanted her to and went to medical school instead.

            And you are so right, for someone with her education, she is quite dense.

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    I dropped it after the first episode and then went back to it only to drop it again last week because of the chaebol antics. The useless ex husband and his horrible family get way too much airtime and aren’t needed at all. I tried to fast forward, but the chaebol stuff bleeds over too much into the other parts of the show, and I gave up. I don’t understand why they didn’t just concentrate on telling the stories of real people who died in industrial accidents.

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So with Minister Weasel being mere puppet who probably knows nothing about VIP real plans (which I bet means that he will die soon in spectacular manner), who is the VIP? I would love if he would be the tailor, and tailoring was just his cover and hobby on the side, hehe. DS:60 days ep.11

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    Have you seen any of the American series because the main plot is following that. There seems to be no curve balls in this series.

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      I guess those of us who haven’t watched the American original version are lucky then! lol
      this is one of those few moments when I’m glad I know nothing of the plot. just enjoying the ride. 🙂

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      Didn’t watch the American series and don’t want to watch it. So no spoilers please! 🙂

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      Only first episode, but stopped at it, to not to ruin the fun of trying to guess what will happen next 🙂

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    I’m glad to hear someone else refer to him as Weasel – I can’t think of him in any other way! But boy is he creeeeeppppyyyyyy.

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      I don’t think this is a spoiler but Oh is completely different from his american counterpart. Oh is not even subtle here. At all.

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        Yes, he’s heavy signalling evil intent, but I guess that’s kdrama formula, part of theirs charm, Acting President Evil Weasel vs Acting President Noble Idiot, I guess.

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      I can’t believe it’s the same actor who play the Naked Fireman, he is so convincingly shady in this.

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I wonder if discussion on Reply 1988 would so focused on \”husband hunting\” as it was during recapping, reading comment section make me feel like I was on different portal altogether.

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    I never cared about who the husband was, the show was a lot more about family and I loved watching the neighborhood grow up.. and I was glad I was not reading the recaps while watching it.

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      I just finished the show and was curious about comments, as I’m used to expect really interesting discussion and views here on Dramabeans but only got arguments on who should be husband.

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    I read the recaps but stopped reading the comments very early, for both 1994 and 1988. Those comments got very vicious very quickly. I think on Soompi they even had to shut down the forum for Reply 1994.

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      Yes, the comments were something else, it was strange because all that husband mystery plot make like 1% of actual story.

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I must be truly evil, I can\’t help but cackle reading about Kangta\’s dating struggles.

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Partners for Justice 2 finale: happy to see Yi Kyung back even for cameo, but that glowing meth lab in fancy hotel, can\’t help but chuckle.

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I got a copy of “Our Story: a memoir of love and life in China” by Rao Pingru today, it’s such a visual treat, that I wanted physical edition and was able to find a second hand one at fraction of price, so happy right now. https://asianreviewofbooks.com/content/our-story-a-memoir-of-love-and-life-in-china-by-rao-pingru/

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All this revelations about Daesung and Yoochun make one wonder if celebrities were even investigated properly before this year legal armageddon, it\’s put new light on previously cleared legal issues.

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Finally catching with “At Eighteen”premiere, loving the vibe, but hey Drama People! Stop using cats in stupid ways, that scene didn’t really show his gentle, caring side if he still left the cat at the busy road!

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    Not to mention putting animals – actors interaction in places that no sensible creature would normally venture on their own.

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NIS is worst Intelligence Service EVER! judging by DS:60 days.

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    Yeah, like the FBI and CIA are prizes here.

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      I comment on the show, not reality. Writers dumbed down investigation to make villain look clever that NIS seem like types who have trouble finding way to the restroom.

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This is one of craziest story I read recently, public officials battled to prove that artist can\’t recognize her own work. https://www.koreaexpose.com/chun-kyung-ja-portrait-beauty/

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Cha Eun Woo \”acting\” is too painful to watch. No \”Rookie Historian\” for me, sorry Shin Se Kyung.

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    Interesting – I was going to pass due to Shin Se Kyung who always leaves me wanting…

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      She wasn’t that bad (and I don’t like her as actress that much), maybe because Cha Eun Woo was pretty unbearable.

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        I don’t think she’s ever bad bad. She obviously can’t carry a drama but never dragged down my enjoyment of dramas with other male leads. And these last 2 ML make her seem better.

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      SSK is the best thing abt this drama apart from crown prince… and her acting is decent if not marvelous and i love her

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    surprisingly Shin Se Kyung has IMPROVED a lot in her acting here. i was super impressed with her as i hated her acting in all past projects. but Cha Eun Woon spoiled it for me.
    still i am sticking cause the subject (male dominance being challenged) is my favourite here… so all bad things can be overlooked

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Watching \”Chief of Staff\”, \”DS:60\” and listening to \”1865\” podcast it down on me for the first time how much power and influence political aides can wield.

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DS:60 , ugh, how useless those NIS agents can be? And isn\’t high time for Interim President to stop looking like is lost in the woods and afraid to ask for direction, it\’s almost two month after.

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    This is what is bothering me so much. Kirkman was not like that. He knew he did not know and did not have one foot out the door, either.

    I still say the problem is that Park has never been told he is wrong about anything and that is why he is so shook. That is arrogance at it’s core.

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      I think part of the blame lays on director? If not for disclaimer at the beginning I would never guess that we are already so far in the 60 days time limit. None of the characters seems accustomed to the circumstances or have better connection with President, which I would assume should formed by this time.

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        No, I don’t think it’s almost 2 months in. When it said “day 57” I think they were counting down from 60.

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          I didn’t think about it. But would it be possible to have it all happened in just 3 days?

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          Yeah, they are counting down from 60 so the t.v. interview happened 3 days after the bombing and the memorial 6.

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So, Kang Ji Hwan admitted to all the charges and apologized to vicitms, yet people still try to find the ways to scrutinize and blame the women.

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Seeing discussions heating up on various forums, I\’m curious about Beanies opinions about BTS and other kpop acts accepting gigs in Saudi Arabia?

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    So what is that I should have an opinion about ? and what are people talking about ? Just kpop groups performing there?

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      You are not required to have an opinion about it? People talking about decision to held a concert in country that is known for constant violation of human rights, and just week ago Nicki Minaj canceled her gig there, after receiving public backlash. I know that we have Beanies here from all around the world, many who are BTS fans and I’m curious about their take.
      Some links, if you want to read up about it:
      https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/saudi-arabia
      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48930029
      https://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/celebrity/bts-create-social-media-storm-after-booking-stadium-gig-in-saudi-arabia/ar-AAEknCS?li=BBTgOZ0
      https://ew.com/music/2019/07/15/bts-announces-stadium-show-in-saudi-arabia-see-the-mixed-reactions/

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        I agree with what @mano says below. Frankly, Saudi Arabia may be problematic, but all countries have their issues. Perhaps because I’m not from the West, I find it ridiculous when folks from the West try and ostracize folks from countries round other parts of the world. Of course, there may be non Western fans that share the view that BTS should not perform in Saudi Arabia, but as long South Korea’s political stance is not expressly anti-Saudi, there is no reason for BTS to not perform there – all the better for Saudi fans as well. Nicki Minaj on the other hand, is American, subject to different pressures.

        In some way, this is like when a few male idols such as Shinee’s Minho came to India for a variety show, Korean fans were all “how could you send them to such an unsafe and dirty country?” As an Indian, reading such comments REALLY put me off.

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          I wonder how Big Hit will handle this, because this will bring them a lot negative media attention.

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            I don’t think it will much negative attention. But lets see how that goes.

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            @greenfields, from what I recall all famous artists planning concerts in controversial locations (Saudi Arabia, Israel, Chechnya and so on) faced intense media and public scrutiny, I’m curious how Korean agency not accustomed to that will react.

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          I agree with greenie, to other keyboard warriors, yeah baby preach, like your country never does/did anything wrong ever and so the only place kpop groups or musicians should perform is Antractica, till we colonize it!
          The decision to perform in a place is for the fans and its a decision of the artist!
          People don’t complain when they perform for the British queen! If they were doing for the Saudi king, okay, that is something different than performing for fans. And then you complain and I get it!

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        Nicki Minaj posted “what would I wear?” in Saudi Arabia.

        I think it depends on the artist whether or not they want to perform in certain countries. I don’t think BTS will have a problem with their wardrobe, they might make Jimin wear an undershirt.

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    I hate KSA with a passion because as an Indonesian Muslim who studied and now work in Islamic school I know and see with my own eyes their presence and influence in my community for the last two decades. Not to mention our poor sisters and brothers who work there as maids and blue collar workers beheaded by Saudi authorities sometimes without informed our embassy!
    By the way, where are these people of the internet and celebrities when migrant workers beheaded in Saudi?
    Having said that Saudi fans still have the rights to meet their kpop idols. If the world wants Saudi to become a normal country let Saudi youths have experience like the rest of us, such as attending kpop concerts and be a part of global fandom.

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      “By the way, where are these people of the internet and celebrities when migrant workers beheaded in Saudi?”
      Agreed, mano.

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        After reading it again, ugh my English sucks, but I hope you all get what I meant.

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    Well, seeing that just a couple days ago Super Junior AND Stray Kids performed in Jeddah and are home now with little to no backlash, I dont see an issue. There are fans from all over the world and people cant choose what country they come from and ALL fans deserve the chance to see their favorites.

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