Beanie level: Noble idiot

Hot Men Weird Suit series
#3 Lee Min Ho
You knew this was coming…

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Hot Men Weird Suit series
#2 Choi Jin-Hyuk
Confused about that choice of pattern… Is it because his shoulders are so square that they just went… ok, squares everywhere?

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    I’m loving this weird suit series!! Keep it coming.

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    If you like So ji-sub Masters Sun has him in some pretty colorful suits

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      Hi Katrina!! How are you?

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        Great back to the drama, yay! Thanks to a random scrolling of Instagram which led to a rewatch of 30 but 17 and trying and Loving Duel. So now I’m watching Absolute Boyfriend and The Secret Life of my Secretary.
        How are you? It feels good to look at the Wall and see what people are enjoying. What have you been enjoying/doing lately.

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          Welcome back! 30b17 is a great one to re-watch. I’m not watching any kdramas right now. The last kdrama I watched was He is Psychometric. I think I FFd the last few episodes. Sadly I couldn’t finish Kill It. Sorry Nam-gil sunbae! 😢

          But I’ve been on a cdrama binge. With Ever Night and The Story of Ming Lan as the 50 + episodes I watched with the help of my bestie, the FF. Currently watching Le Coup de Foudre, only 35 episodes. 😂

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            I’ll have to check them out if possible now that I’m in drama mode I want to watch Everything, All at once, but sadly there is just not.enough. time! So I’ve been reading alot of the Fangirl Verdict and listening to dramas Over
            Flowers

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            Wait, wait… Fangirl? @jenmole, are you perhaps… writing for Drama with a Side of Kimchi?

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            I was also going to try Angel’s Last Mission.

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            I was severely disappointed in the last 2 episodes of He is Psychometric. I kind of wish I had just quietly dropped it in the last quarter, which is something I do, usually for no good reason at all but it has saved me a few times ( Scarlet Heart…)

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            @silentbeluga, I’m not kdramajen, although I do listen to the ladies there.

            @katrina I wasn’t too invested in the characters as I had picked up Psychometric on a whim. So no disappointment for me. 😀

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            @jenmole Aaaaah got it. I’ll just have to find another reason to fangirl all over you 🙂

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    Hahaha. That suit look like tiles. Or they can play tic tac toe on it.

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    omg I remember also a god awful flash pink suit a secretary wore in My Secret Romance. Why do i remember such things.

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Hot Men Weird Suit series
aka I love fashion but sometimes, I don’t understand what was going on in the fashion director’s mind
aka I have too much time on my hands
aka if you get it please explain
#1 Ha Suk Jin

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    Oh My!! Did you see how Ha Suk Jin was styled in 1% of Anything? 😱 You want to talk about bad/weird suits – there was a blog article dedicated to his suits! 😂

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      Yes I do! I distinctly remember a suit that was a pale tone (maybe off-white or light blue) with a printed pattern of little whales. Couldn’t find it though. But yeah, there are some… errr… questionable choices sometimes 🙂

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    oh dear, this makes my eyes hurt – just like that coat in Romance is a Bonus Book that the ML wore and we all talked about. It was pink wasn’t it? But this……

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    Reminds me of a cookies ‘n’ creme bar.

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Top 10 Shoes in Dramaland (heels only and in no particular order)
#10 Cheon Song-Yi (Jun Ji-Hyun) in My Love From Another Star
Listen… I know, I know, she’s already in it but… She’s Cheon Song-Yi, her footwear is nothing short of iconic and this pair in particular had people (including me) losing their minds all over the world so I couldn’t, in good conscience, not include it.

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    These are the only shoes that I remember out of all the dramas that I’ve watched over the years— and I’ve been watching Kdramas for a good 20+ years lol

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      That is such a wonderful thing to say. I love that. I’ll be the firs to admit that I have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with the fashion on this show so I love that one accessories made that kind of an impact. So cool!

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        Amazing and fantastic fashion has always been a staple of Korean dramas (because East Asia is actually one of the fastest in terms of up-to-date fashion), but this drama with these pairs of heels were the first ones to make me actually curious as to who the sponsors were for the clothes of the drama and who the designers were 🙂 It was the drama that introduced me to Jimmy Choo (the designer of these heels) <3

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Top 10 Shoes in Dramaland (heels only, no particular order)
#9 Song Deok-Mi (Park Min-Young) in Her Private Life
Because, what was I gonna do, NOT put her in this top? 🙂

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    These shoes definitely stood out. I don’t normally pay attention to kdrama footwear, but these were too stunning not to sit up and take notice of.

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      Right? I remember seeing those and thinking they were very sparkly. They’re the reason I even started this list to be honest 🙂

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    Basically a Multani khussa with heels.

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Top 10 Shoes in Dramaland (heels only, no particular order)
#8 Sara (Han Ye-Seul) in Birth of a Beauty
Talk about using fashion to make a statement… she’s out for blood 🙂

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Top 10 Shoes in Dramaland (heels only, no particular order)
#7 Tae Gong-Shil (Gong Hyo-Jin) in Master’s Sun (aka the ghost’s shoe)

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Top 10 Shoes in Dramaland (heels only, no particular order)
# Yoo Se-Young (Choi Ji-Woo) in Temptation

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Top 10 Shoes in Dramaland (heels only, no particular order)
#5 Eun Ha-Won (Park So-Dam) in Cinderella and the 4 Knights
If you have Cinderella in your title, you’d better have a nice pair of slippers

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Top 10 Shoes in Dramaland (heels only, no particular order)
#4. Ma Hye-Ri (Kim So-Yeon) in Prosecutor Princess 4
Choosing just ONE pair from this drama was torture, so I went with my favorite

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Top 10 Shoes in Dramaland (heels only and in no particular order)
#3. Oh Ha-Na (Ha Ji-Won) in The Time We Were Not in Love
I may, or may not, have purchased a knocked-off version of these 🙂

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Top 10 Shoes in Dramaland (heels only and in no particular order)
#2. Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji-Hyun) in My Love From Another Star
One day I’ll manage to do a top where this drama is NOT listed, hahaha!

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Top 10 Shoes in Dramaland (heels only and in no particular order)
#1. Baek In Ha (Lee Sung Kyung) in Cheese in the Trap
4 weeks left until vacation, so I’m counting them down with prettypretty things

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I’ve been watching all the behind-the-scenes videos of Her Private Life and guys, I think Kim Jae-Wook might be a liiittle bit smitten with Park Min-Young. For real

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Talk about miracles. The Rose survives.

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Catching up on THE LAST EMPRESS

– oh, the Emperor is a psychopath and Yoo Ra’s a psychopath, the Queen also a psychopath but we knew that, and hey, turns out the princess might not be

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    -however, the kid is definitely a psychopath, and so is Na Wang Shik and I’m starting to have some serious doubt about Sunny
    – oh the kid’s mom is a psychopath too (that makes sense)
    – and the Emperor’s brother’s not far behind (also makes sense)

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      – this show is starting to make sense to me on a weird molecular level-
      – maybe I’m a psychopath
      – just how much tea can the Empress Dowager drink?
      – new drinking game: take a shot every time someone gets slapped

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Guys… that plot twist. I just… I can’t… I feel like my brain is melting. Nothing makes sense anymore. Is the Sun rising in the West now? Is down up and up down? Can you eat soap? #TheLastEmpres
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    Which plot twist? Seriously, which one? I cannot keep track because my brain hurts after watching two episodes back to back! 🤣

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    If it is what I think you are writing about. It’s in the title.

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      Hmmmm… probably not what you think. And referring to the title, are you talking about the words “Last” and/or “Empress”? Or the title of the episodes?

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    I hope y’all who are watching this show are ok…

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    I really want to know the plot twist. But i just finished the first half of yesterday’s episode

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    I jumped aboard with all the Beanies and I just started this! It’s already been a wild ride! Looking forward to all the future plot twists!

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I’m having a lot of feelings about The Last Empress. It’s exhausting.
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    1. I can’t help but think this whole mess we’re now in could have been avoided, had it not for the unexplained, unsupported and seemingly ridiculous hatred the Queen Dowager seems to have for Yu Ra. At first, I thought it was simply a matter of classism, but if Sunny is a valid candidate for Empress, why isn’t Yu Ra? They could have just married and there would have been no murders.
    2. Why can’t I quit this show?
    3. I can’t decide if the writer is trolling us and flipping the script on the classical K drama structure. In many ways, Sunny and Wang Sik have all the making of second leads: they’re reactive, generally a couple of steps behind the audience and are the main obstacles to what has, so far, been the show’s main romance. I still don’t know if I’m supposed to root for the Emperor and Yu Ra to defeat all odds and end up together or if Sunny and Wang Sik really are the people I should cheer on.
    4. I find the characterization of Yu Ra problematic. The show telegraph that she’s a villain, and though, yes, she’s ambitious and manipulative, I haven’t seen her take any steps that wasn’t a direct counter move to somebody else trying to screw her over. Was she ever really engaged to Wang Sik? Because I never got that impression. It felt more like she was being pressured by the family who took her in to marry the son because she “owed” them for taking care of her and her child. Never was there any point where I thought she was in love with him. And I found Wang Sik’s mother’s reaction to Yu Ra’s announcement that she was leaving extremely disturbing. You don’t own her, ahjumma, and even though you may disagree with her decisions, it doesn’t give you the right to shame her for going after what she wants.
    4. I love Choi Jin Hyuk, but I can’t find any love for Wang Sik. I understand his anger, I understand his pain, but I don’t understand why he does any of the things he does. Punching people because you’re sad is not an attractive trait, especially in a grown man and I find his rage too heightened to land. It never hits that emotional sympathetic spot within me, it just makes me feel for Yu Ra even more. Imagine being pressured to marry a man who destroys everything around him every time he’s irritated…
    5. Why can’t I quit this show?
    6. I can’t actually decide if this show is a satire of the genre, or if it takes itself so seriously that somehow folded back into a parody of what it’s trying to accomplish.
    7. Jang Nara freaking rules. I love how intimidating she can be even though she’s so tiny and delicate.
    8. Somebody please send Princess Sojin on a world tour, far, far away, so that I don’t have to watch her wiggle her fingers on camera anymore.
    9. Why can’t I quit this show?

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      oh dear I’m just laughing/crying with you. I agree on all points – it doesn’t make any sense – which is why we are all hooked on the stupidity of this plot.
      However I’m with you about Wang Shik. Is he friend or foe?
      and why can’t I just stop watching this show like I did The Beauty Inside?
      gawd knows…

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        But is it truly stupid? Or is it a brilliant piece of parody/meta-commentary on TV tropes? I DON’T KNOW!!!!

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      LOL #2, 5, 9 are what all of Korea are asking themselves.

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        I know, right? Like, WHAT IS HAPPENING with this show? What is this collective madness we all seemed to have agreed to participate in?

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      I haven’t watched this week’s episodes but I want to respond, so bear with me.

      1. Yu Ra is smart and calculating, and the Dowager Empress knows this. So she knows that if Yu Ra has her hooks in the Emperor, mama will lose control of him. Sunny appears stupid and naive, and the Emperor doesn’t like her, so she is no apparent threat to mom’s power.
      2. Because it’s fun.
      3.If this isn’t straight up brilliant satire of all that this both horrible and wonderful about kdrama, I will give up on dramas altogether.
      4. Punching people because you’re sad is not an attractive trait Preach. There is no redemption arc for this character that will make me ever think he is a good romantic match for Sunny, or anyone for that matter. Dude needs therapy, and some prison time.
      5. Because it’s awful in the best possible way.
      6. See my answer to #3
      7. I would not be opposed to a reveal that Jang Nara’s Sunny is actually a ninja serial killer. (possible spoiler?)
      8. Perhaps she’ll fall down an elevator shaft at the mall?
      9. Honestly, his Royal Hotness The Emperor, despite his weird mommy issues, unsettling affair, and possible mental illness, is pretty much why I’m hanging in there. The man looks good, and he has a cane. (have I mentioned my love for morally compromised characters?)

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    Totally off topic but now I realize why I miss the old park shin hye. That chubby cheek isn’t there anymore which made her all adorable. :'( Instead, now she looks haggard and all bony.

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Top 10 coziest-looking sweaters in dramas
#10 Kim Min-kyu and Jo Ji-ah (I Am Not A Robot) aka Team Adorable

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