Beanie level: Noble idiot

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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Top 10 coziest-looking sweaters in dramas
#9 Shin Joon-young (Uncontrollably Fond)
Ignore Suzy’s wide-eyed “dear in the headlight” expression before the kiss and focus on the woven pattern on his back

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    LOL!!
    beautiful sweater from what little I see!

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      I thought I’d switch it up! We always look at clothes from the front but I re-watched the kiss and noticed that back and I thought “Well, that’s going in my top 10” 🙂

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@jscarigs HIIIIIIIIII

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Top 10 coziest-looking sweaters in dramaland.
#8 Lee Ji-Eun (My Ahjussi)
Ok, not exactly a “cosy” kind of a drama but IU rocked this green sweater and I loved her for it, even more than I already do.

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Top 10 coziest-looking sweaters in dramaland.
#7 Lee Hee-Kyung (You From Another Star)
He wears SO MANY TURTLENECKS in this one. But this half-cape, half-turtleneck confection looks like a winter must

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Top 10 coziest-looking sweaters in dramaland.
#6 Do Bong-Soon (Strong Woman Do Bong Soon)
I had to include that one. It’s badass AND comfortable.

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Top 10 coziest-looking sweaters in dramaland.
#5 Heo Joon Jae (Legend of the Blue Sea)
This drama will always get points for not making Lee Min Ho look as bad as his previous dramas.

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Top 10 coziest-looking sweaters in dramaland.
#4 Yoon Soo-Rim (The Liar and His Lover)
Joy rocked a lot of sweaters in this drama, but this one might be my favorite. I love those wide sleeves.

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Top 10 coziest-looking sweaters in dramaland.
#3 Ahn Min-Hyuk (Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon)
I mean… do I even need to say anything?

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Top 10 coziest-looking sweaters in dramaland.
#2 Kim Bok-Joo (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo)
Her sweater collection was off the chain in this drama, but this one just looks so soft and comfy.

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Inspired by @mugyuljoie’s awesome idea, I hereby present
Top 10 coziest-looking sweaters in dramaland.
#1 Park Bong-soo/Healer and Chae Young-shin (Healer) aka Team Awesome Couple.

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I just watched the first episode of The Last Empress and I have a question: where, dear god, where is Choi Jin-Hyuk?
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Top 10 K Drama Outfits – Men
# 10 Do Min-Joon (You From Another Star)
Classic. Timeless. Something Milanese about it. After all these years, this show remains my favorite fashion-wise.

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Top 10 K Drama Outfits – Men
#9 Choi Young-Do (Heirs)
While they were busy making Lee Min Ho look like a catalog for kitchen wallpaper (no offense to kitchens), this guy was getting all the good looks

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    And yes, I know he looks like the guy from “Despicable Me”. I stand by it 🙂

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    Oooh I agree with this!!! Choi Young Do was the best dressed in Heirs! Though his long self could be a reason why everything looked perfect on him

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    Kim Woo Bin just has a body made for clothes. And it looks like scarfs as well because he was rocking the hell out of those in Uncontrollably Fond.

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Top 10 K Drama Outfits – Men
# 8 Joo Byung-Hee (Shup Up Flower Boy Band)
I mean, talk about rock’n roll… it’s black on black on black and it’s still unbelievably amazing.

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Top 10 K Drama Outfits – Men
# 7 Seo Hwi-young (Chicago Typewriter).
Ok, this look is 75% clothes, 25% attitude but hey, can’t deny that it works wonders 🙂

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Top 10 K Drama Outfits – Men
# 6 Ji Sung-Joon (She Was Pretty)
He worked at fashion magazine, so yes, obviously, he had to look good all the time. The pattern on the collar ties it in very nicely.

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    I prefer Siwon’s here!

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      I preferred Siwon in the entirety of that drama

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        The Screechiness made me drop it midway, but from what I remember, I did as well. However, I disliked her so much, I was happy she’d end up with asshole boss!

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      I felt the same! I loved him in this drama!

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      Really? I didn’t like his character at all. I kept thinking how exhausting it must be to work with him 8 hours a day, lol. But I’m generally drawn to the quieter types. Also, he has a beard, so he looses 🙂 (I have a deep-seated dislike of facial hair. I know. It’s weird). But I’m glad he got some love. I really like him as a person. Just not in this drama.

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      I almost said that!

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Top 10 K Drama Outfits – Men
# 5 Park Jung-Woo (Temperature of Love)
I call this one “Hot Priest Comes To Dinner”

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    Seriously, how do you look at this man and say….second male lead.

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      I honestly don’t know. I had a lot of trouble rooting for the main couple in this drama and, both Hyun Jin and Se-Jong were killing it, so I came to the conclusion that it was 100% Jae-Wook’s fault for looking too good.

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