Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

I think it’s really in poor taste, when idols (ok, it’s EXO’s Chanyeol in this case) who are already succesful and well off still accepts extravagant and expensive fan gifts, knowing how unhealthy collecting money for such events can be (there was documentary on that, many fans take extra job, or go into credit cards debt, pressure from other fans to donate more, etc. it’s honestly toxic) and that the other idols decline expensive gifts and asks for charity donation instead. And it’s not like, he is in dire financial need when he blow so much money (rumored 10k) on stupid Halloween costume, smh.

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I’m impressed with my guessing game re: Fiery Priest. Chuckle moments: when writers confused monks with priests, and huge NIS emergency kit that contains mostly foam, and magical NIS internet browser.

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    I read your comment on the recap after watching the recent’s episode. Congrats for figuring it out 👏

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    It should be noted however, that a priest doesn’t leave the priesthood with a simple resignation letter. And to a monk no less…..

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I could have boss like Cheol Bum, he always puts his employee before himself. And his hot as hell. We all need more bosses like that (but maybe not criminals).

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The Banker: Assemblyman and figurehead professor are lacking self preserving instinct to coming after Pres.Kang like that, just asking to becoming fall guys for D1 plan. VP Lee and Auditor Noh are frustrating with their refusal to look at the bigger picture right before their noses, only Ms Han has some common sense, I hope she’ll survive in the end.

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    When is why they are latching on to Choi. At least they are aware of it.

    Lee and Noh- one of them is gonna have to cave and soon. They are both too smart to be this stubborn.

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Banker watchers, who is the four guy scheming with Pres. Kang? I didn’t catch his identity earlier and he seems like the one who keep them all together. Also it seems like the real game began, we were introduced to all the players it seems. I wonder how big that development plan is, that all this ultra rich people gets involved in and keep it in such a secrecy? It seems mundane for someone so cunning like Kang and his mysterious friend.

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    There is the Assemblyman and the former professor who is now the nations finance head. The other dude’s background has not been at the forefront so he could just be the connections guy.

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      Yes, I meant the fourth guy, Assemblyman and the former professor seems to be lower on the stepping ladder, lackeys rather than main players, while he and Pres. Kang are the ones making the calls.
      I saw that some characters has name and seemingly position posted on the screen during the drama, like footnotes, but it isn’t translated, I wonder if this mysterious player was introduced in similar manners and we just missed it.

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My Fellow Citizen: Sister Kim, squee. Hope we met no.3 soon. And we see more of 5 sister warring over criminal enterprise.

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Beanies, do you listen to podcasts, have any recommendations?

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    Dramas Over Flowers for Kdrama.

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    k-drama related or in general?

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      anything beanies like to listen to.

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        Ah. If you’re into music, then there’s this really good podcast called Song Exploder in which an artist breaks down how they made a particular song each episode. It’s mostly indie artists but there a few OST episodes too, like the GoT theme, and how Killmonger’s theme from Black Panther was made.

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    RadioLab, 99% Invisible, The Sporkful, The Allusionist, Lexicon Valley, Stuff Mom Never Told You, and Dramas Over Flowers

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      I love Lexicon Valley, John Worthington is hilarious and knowledgable, all in one 🙂
      Will check the rest.

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    Hardcore history, The memory palace, TTBOOK, planet money, lore, transistor

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    Vanished is a good podcast, it’s an investigation into a real missing persons case in America which happened 10 years ago. The podcast ended up revealing the culprit and they are awaiting trial.

    Blacklist- this is airing at the moment and it’s a science fiction drama about the local residents and what happens after a black out occurs.

    How to fail with Elizabeth day – I love listening to this at the moment, each episode, a celebrity guest is interviewed about their failures which have helped them become successful.

    David Tennant does a talk with – he interviews celebrity guests about their life, jobs etc.

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      Thanks, I currently into audio dramas, so I definitely checking out Blacklist, the rest seems interesting too, is Vanished in style of Serial? I must be one of few people who didn’t like it, not my type of format.

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        I’ve not listened to serial or any of the true crime podcasts so I’m not sure if it is similar to serial. I probably won’t listen to any more true crime podcasts, because I have an overactive imagination.
        I do think the investigator in this case was trying hard to figure out a timeline and encourage people to come forward.

        Nightvale is another fictional podcast, I’ve heard good things about it, I just can’t get through the episode.

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          I have overactive imagination too, but somehow true crime sooths my anxieties, but I’m careful what I’m listen to, there are plenty of assholes and frankly speaking creeps in that genre unfortunately.
          I had the same with Nightvale, it was highly praised but it didn’t click with me at all.

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        What are audio dramas? Ive never heard of them. I listen to radioclassics old timey radio shows in my car but are there more our there? Are they the same thing?

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          Yes I think they are the same thing. People are creating new dramas which can be listened to online, similar to the shows that used to air on the radio.
          They use sound effects, different actors for each character to tell the story.
          There are quite a few drama podcasts on YouTube or tune in.

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          Yes, they are very similar, and old radio shows was inspiration for a lot of them. My absolute favourite at the moment are The Monster Hunters, 70’s spoof supernatural drama, like a crossover between Roger Moore’s Templar and Hammer Horrors. But there are plenty of new audio dramas popping this day, even big name actors take part in them, and even Marvel released one, with Wolverine character.

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So everyone probably remember about actor Yang arrest? New details revealed once again how toxic entertainment industry is, actor Yang claims he didn’t took drugs, just doctor prescribed appetite suppresant, Phendimetrazine, which is metamphetamine based

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Finished watching ep. 3 and 4 of “Master of Revenge”, I really hope timeline will move fast, because non of the leads can pull playing teenagers (they had to spell it for me in the drama, before, I kept wondering what this grown ups are still doing in orpahnage). I really don’t like when show take more than two eps to set the plot and pace.

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All the twists and turns in Banker make me giddy with excitement. That’s my kind of court’s intrigue!

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    Yes!!! Isn’t that show freaking great. I am loving it. At the end of each episode my theory changes as to why Kang is doing what he is doing. It feels beyond just holding his position and the power that comes with it.

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      Kang is like mystery wrapped in enigma, I have no idea what his long game is, but last episode I was surprised by vice-director Lee, I thought he was more sleek than just barging into Seonim and threatening this guy there, he was as subtle as Exec. Do and that woman make bulls in porcelains shops looks like freaking ballerinas.

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      And I’m so excited for next week, it seems from preview that Noh’ll realise that Kang don’t have his back, I can’t wait to see how he act on this.

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    One of the most underrated shows this season IMO.

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Her Private Life will be my new “go to” fluff, but I agree with knetz, PMJ styling is straight from WWWSK, just too safe and non descript, while this character just beg to have more crazy wardrobe.

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    I have seen people complain about the wardrobe from Secretary Kim and I don’t think those people realized that it was appropriate for her job and at the time what the company and boss required.

    With this show, I can see why her wardrobe is on the conservative side as she had a boss that would cut her off at the pass if she is any capacity upstaged her or took even a second of attention.

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      Yes, it was very appropriate for WWWSK, but here it is too “beige” for her job and her being “artistic” type, it not even about upstaging her boss but adding little spice like some accessories itd.

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    I didn’t mind the wardrobe too much, but I wish they’d had PMJ cut her hair or something instead of giving her the same long ponytail she had in WWWSK.

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It seems we will have another molka scandal, this time actors edition. Honestly it’s heartening seeing how this allegation keep coming, maybe it’s sign of change in Korean society? People seeing that this is treated seriously, and that they will be heard. Even if not every accusation will end with court hearing or sentence abusers will be named and exposed and hopefullyshamed and expelled from industry by court of public opinion.

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I’m so pissed at KBS, they offer drama left and right to known scumbags, but drop actress at a mere hint of rumour.

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    Women often will have to it worst than men when it comes to scandals, but in Korea it’s made worse because it’s such a heavy patriarchal society….. Heck, even countries like Canada, were our government and society keeps spouting things about “equality” is only in the beginning steps of offering equal pay to women in the work force 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Korea has a long way to go

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No one is save in this mess, even Ji Chan Wook is dragged into this, he was outed as Arena/BS regular, and his photo with BS suspicious investor(F) is all over Twitter:/

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    I was praying (not literally) that he wouldn’t be pulled out as LJH’s side cast. THIS I didn’t expect though.

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    Nooooooo

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    So far it looks like a fan photo and nothing more.

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      Yes, SBS clarified that they used his photo as example of connection this female investor have, but they called him “The Crown Prince of Arena Club” because he is regular there and in BS, he was even spotted there during his military holiday leave.

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I’m in awe of the level of arrogance and stupidity of this idols involved in recent scandals, Seungri really must think he live through Great Gatsby, shame nobody told him how its ends (but not really

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    Seriously, it makes me so, so mad. Add to that the delusional fans who continue to believe in the fantasy that their “oppa” is all good when he in fact is such a scum and highly likely to be a criminal. I just read comments with fans saying that he’s just giving those prostitutes jobs. WTF. Completely ignoring that several of the women may have been drugged and raped. I hope we get more news on this and that justice is eventually served.

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    who realizes that the time these texts refer to Seungri was just 22/23

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For last week I read a lot opinions about BS scandal and a lot of people are somehow convinced that this is a part of bigger conspiracy, that this celebrities are just pawns in the hands of much more powerful people, but I disagree, I know that it stems from the one journalist post about Gangnam clubs, but in this case I think it’s just a group of dirty rotten young men who were thought that they are entitled to act like that because they are men, celebrities and have money, and never have to bear any consequences of their actions there were given little power and it’s ate through any resembles of morals they ever possessed, they colluded with similar minded guys like business men police officer, city official who were greedy and dazed by they celebrity status, no big mastermind, just plain small sins and guys accustomed to getting their way. Banality of evil.

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    Part of something bigger? Yes. Conspiracy? No. As you said, a bunch of entitled powerful men without a moral compass.

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      By bigger You mean political involvement? Because that’s the part I’m not really convict about, like I don’t doubt they may have some connected hangers on vide Mr Yoo, who used them to help them out of some troubles, but that’s it, not other way around.

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        It does involve the bribing of high rank police officers who are probably politically affiliated. However I think the big businessmen and politicians (the VIPs of Burning Sun) will remain untouched.

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          imho, it involve low level businessmen and second tier politician at most, but time will tell, how it all ends.

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            Influential people, yes, but also size. It ties into the spycam issue and I think it will help rock Korea to a new social standard towards women, or at least I hope.

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Welp, another day, another one bites the dust.
I guess it’s good that I finished Lingerie Girls Generation last week.

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“My life is not your porn”. To remind everyone that recent scandals are not isolated incident but sign of deep issues women in SK fight against: https://www.koreaexpose.com/south-koreas-biggest-womens-protest-in-history-is-against

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    Thanks for sharing that. I think some of these issues also dovetail into how the police respond to rape and sexual assault cases as well. Not that things are perfect for women everywhere but they certainly seem worse for South Korea.

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      Laws are as good as people implementing them. And with general attitude toward women in SK society, there is long way to come.

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    I had read about the protest when it first happened but it wasn’t reported on to this extent then. Men posting pics of their wives genitalia, asking others to rate it?!! The woman whose assailant entered her motel room and then asked for forgiveness is unthinkable. I would not have dropped charges. He wants to hold his head up in society then don’t do things to be ashamed of.

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      You see by reading KKT messages of celebrities involved in recent scandal, that hey don’t see women as human, they don’t even refer to them as such, and they didn’t afraid of consequences.

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Me watching bunch of misogynists getting exposed and going down. https://giphy.com/gifs/11aitZSSRhHYuQ/html5

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