Beanie level: Noble idiot

Yep Jin-goo being awesome is no surprise but I’m presently surprised how much I’m invested in his story and in knowing what happened to the people around him. Drama has some really nice touches too

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So Yeo Jin-goo is adorable in Reunited. Like who is even surprised? 💙💙💙

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Oppa you need to stop messing with my heart!

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Watching school 2017 when suddenly– oh my good God boy you cannot make moves like this imma die!!! My heart I almost fainted hot damnnnn 😶

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    Why isn’t this the promo? Absolutely nothing else I have seen or heard has made me more interested in watching that drama than this comment.

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I already love Kim Jung Hyun\’s character in School but I\’m getting School 2015 flashbacks so please don\’t go breaking my heart with a love triangle OK?

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    Same! Love him already!
    Agreed! No love triangles please!

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    I really hope they’ll only give us the romance in bit and pieces. I don’t want it to overtake the other storylines: friendship, family, chasing your dream, teacher-student bonding time, and the mysterious hero.

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      Same! That’s what made School 2013 so memorable for me and what makes me cringe every time I think of School 2015!

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I’m so hyped up you guys! Baby chanyeol has cotton candy hair I’m so done! 😭

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    He does look lovely with the cotton candy 🍭 hair! 👏 What do you think of the song??

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      The song is ridiculously addictive to listen to! Such a 180 from Monster whose MV i liked better. But I like That it’s whimsical and I want a real version of that glass with the tiny cloud and rainwater for my room! 😂

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This song has been stuck in my head all day…

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Oppa appreciation post because that Lookout finale killed (hur) me.

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Most people want fairy tale kind of love. I want the messy ones with baggage that leaves you a wreak in its aftermath. Love should irrevocably change your being or is it even love? #dearmyfriends

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    I think many people get that idea pushed on them and they think they’re suppose to want that. Thankfully i feel like there’s a shift in culture for more complex and different views of love. You want fairy tale? Alright. You want messy? Cool too. You want equal partnership? Go for it. There’s enough room for all the different iterations of love out there. ❤️ I’d like to see them in my reality and on my screen.

    I’m totally on board with your idea that love should change you. Hopefully it makes you a kinder, wiser and cooler person but uhh it doesn’t always.
    There should be some kind of an effect though.

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      @toramona That’s one aspect of K-dramas that I love: the sheer variety of themes and topics and the way it is executed. You are right in that there are so many different portrayals of love now its not the simple boy meets girl story anymore. Well there is that too but there is a market now for dramas that are more complex and character driven then before. Which totally makes me a happy camper!

      I am glad you agree with me on the idea of love changing a person. I just visualize it as a storm of emotions passing through your life and how can you not change after that? granted as you said its not always angst free but real life very seldom is. I like my romance dramas to mimic that and show the angst but also give me an ending where the couple works past all that and lives happily ever after! Discovery of Romance is one that I repeatedly watch and even though the main character is frustrating I love her messy relationship with Eric Mun.

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        Oh hey yeah Eric is rad I saw him in Another Oh Hae-Young. I have Discovery of Romance saved I caught a bit of the first episode and really liked the misunderstandings going on. I’m excited sounds like from your preferences and enthusiasm for this show it’s a good one. Score!

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          @toramona Yes I love Eric! Funnnily enough, I watched a bit of Another Oh Hae-Young and even though everyone has been raving about it I haven’t watched it yet for some reason. But from your comment it sounds like I should give it a try. Hopefully you will like Discovery!

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Dear my Friends, Jo In Sung wreaked me in this show. Haven\’t even watched the whole drama, just all his clips in the show and it\’s wreaked me and how do you come back from love like that?

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Please tell me I am not the only one irritated that Yeo-jin (and others on the team) think Eun-so and Shi-mok have something going on. Especially since Eun-so pushed that idea with her stupid advances

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    Oh you know thank you for talking about this. I just had to come and vent about the fact and that how much annoyed/scared I am, that the show might go that way. Please tell me it isn’t so.😭😭😭 The show is slow anyway, and I gave up expecting anything between yeo jin and shi mok. But if they make anything happening between shi mok and eun soo, I would be devastated! Hope and pray that this is just jealousy signal for yeo jin. I also saw that little frown on shi mok’s eyebrow so hope that meant something too 😢😢, please don’t disappoint me show! I have only this one left after the debacle of the best hit lol.

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      @fay17 Yes! I feel the same! Honestly I wouldn’t mind if the show didn’t have any romance in it and Shi-mok and Yeo-jin just stayed bff’s. But if the show does push for romance than it better not be with Eun-so because that would totally make me lose all respect for this show! I have faith that it will not disappoint me since it hasn’t so far. I am going to hold out hope for my yeo-jin and shi-mok ship to sail off into the distant sunset and becoming their own little anti-corruption team.

      Also, the reveal in the end? Not mentioning names since most people haven’t seen it yet but OMG did not see that coming at all! I am excited and scared for what’s to come.

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        Totally dropped my jaw in the big reveal lol, I really liked that character damn haha. I share your opinion about the expectation from the show. In past, there had been these shows which I was really confident about, but they surprised me in a really bad way, so hope this is not the case with ‘secret forest’ :S.
        And ‘I am going to hold out hope for my yeo-jin and shi-mok ship to sail off into the distant sunset and becoming their own little anti-corruption team.’

        This haha. Me too me too, and yes better there be no romance at all rather than this really cold and strange vibe that I get when shi mok and eun soo are together on any screen. I do think shi mok and yeo jin share this special, and very distant yet personal bond since only ‘she’ can sense that it’s not that he can’t feel, rather he is kind of disabled at the moment to perceive any feelings (or should I say emotions)? The radar is there, except it’s not working right now. And who better to make him realize it than Yeo Jin, who’s like this ticking bomb with all hearts, who would cry for anyone and everyone when she hears their sad story like either the dead Park Moo Sung’s son or at the fact that the police chief has disappointed the whole department. I would really be mad at the show if they don’t give her the due credit. 🙁 🙁

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          @fay17 I love how emotive Yeo-jin is with and how deeply she feels everything. It’s such a nice contrast to Shi-mok’s gruff/ closed off nature which just makes me ship them more! Also, I love her little spontaneous drawings and hope she can give him some more in the future. I want to see his sad, lonely walls get come to life with her drawings. They are so cute?

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            Ah couldn’t have said it better! I really hope yeo jin helps to break his wall, and make him come alive, only a small portion of fanservice will do lol. They are behind adorable 😭😭😍😍. With only two weeks left,I’m loosing hope though. At least as long as there is no shimok- eunsoo, there’s hope I guess. Let’s pray for our OTP, shall we? 😂😂

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            Beyond adorable* I mean.

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            @fay17 Yes we need an OTP prayer circle for Shi-mok & Yeo-jin! Don’t break my heart show!

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        Do you guys think “that character” is of the same height as Eun-Soo? *hint hint*
        It’s just my speculation though. And the incident 2 years ago *hint hint again*
        I realised when the drama ended that I forgot to breathe during that whole revelation. It seems like I did it too when the apartment door cracked open and someone stepped outside. I guess we (or Eun-soo) may know that person because then why use that to cover his face?

        I cried when the captain knelt down and begged for forgiveness (and the scene that follows in the boy’s room too). He was clearly in the wrong but somehow the reactions of all the characters made it so moving. I must say I really like this director’s approach of directing the show. He allows and encourages the actors to delve into human emotions rather than rely on loud but shallow exhibition of those. That’s why it hits me real hard.

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          @maskros I know my mind kept whirling with so many ideas! Honesty I feel everything is connected and that maybe that character did what they did as some form of revenge against these corrupt officials. I feel it might be a little like what Do-han from Lookout had to go through in order to get his revenge. Either way Shi-mok is going to be so devastated even if he doesn’t show it. I hope they find out soon enough to get some damage control done.

          Also yes kudos to the director for doing such a good job. But also a lot of credit should go to the writer (I hear its a rookie writer and this is her first major drama which what???) for creating such nuanced characters with so much depth. I love how no body is completely right or wrong but they are all sort of grey characters like we saw with Team Leader Choi. It broke my heart when he apologized knowing what he did was wrong but also he was wrong to do that in the first place. Just these characters are so real to me and I feel not enough writers write like that so kudos to her for doing such a great job

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So has anyone seen that weird Instagram video of Lee Jun Ki dabbing in slow mo that somehow manages to look oddly graceful with all his lithe body lines and jaw angle? He\’s such an anime character?!

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    Lol, have not! Care to share? He’s totally an oddball in real life and I love it. He’s also variety gold and should be on more shows.

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      @chingu here you go!
      https://www.instagram.com/p/BWhWB5gAYIG/

      I know I love how goofy he is in real life. It’s such a contrast to his badass characters he plays but it just makes me appreciate his acting all the more for it!

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        Thank you! Will check it out later.

        And yes, totally! I love Badass Jun-ki, but 4D Jun-ki is pretty great, too. Why doesn’t he do rom-coms, man? I feel like that would totally be right up his alley. He needs to do it one of these days. A totally wacky, off-the-wall rom-com. Haha.

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          Yes!! As much as I love him dramatic roles he needs to lighten it up with some rom-com soon. That or a wacky buddy comedy with Nam Goong min! Lmao I would die of happiness

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            Yes! A modern-day rom-com. 👌🏼👍🏼 And w/ Namgoong Min? Omg. Double yes! 👍🏼👍🏼

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With last week\’s finales, suddenly I have so much free time and not enough dramas to watch what is happening??

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    Woah same here! I found myself looking to new dramas to watch(including the completed ones) and looking forward for the dramas that will be airing soon.

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      @ahjbundpc Yes I am catching up on any dramas I missed this year and watching older favorites. Looking forward to the new batch of drama premiers to fill in that empty drama shaped hole in my heart. lol

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        Exactly! Been running around following other beanies recommended shows as well.
        Me too, there’s really this some kind of emptiness when you don’t have enough on your plate. Lol.

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          @ahjbundpc yes DB is the only place I go to for drama recommendations. Somehow no other website matches my tastes while the folks at DB just know? And you are so right about the feeling empty without having something on your plate. Lol funny thing is its always either too full or too empty when it comes to dramas! No halfway point in drama land.

          I have been on a crime/thriller marathon lately having finished Tunnel. And now though I want something light with maybe a group of girlfriends like in Age of Youth? Watching shows with supporting girlfriend or frenemies groups is just like comfort food and makes you feel all warm and cozy

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            Yes yes yes! Couldn’t agree more too all that you’ve said.
            As for me, I always make ”sandwich method”. I make sure I have a light drama to run to after getting ‘powderized’ by some heavy stuff and that goes on and on.

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            @ahjbundpc omg same! I love balancing out heavy dramas with light fluffy ones. I usually chose rom-coms or some light friendship or slice of age story. It helps me calm down somehow after all the excitement of thrilling shows. Of course these show have their own brand of fluttery excitement whether its watching your otp get together or the group of friends experiencing the joys of life.

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We have two more weeks of Secret Forest and I am still nowhere near enough to guess who the killer might be. I won\’t be satisfied till all the corrupt officials are behind bars, killer or not.

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    I just have this feeling that those murders were committed by a victim (of their corruption) so that all these corrupt people will be put behind bars. So far, only eun soo fits this description perfectly. Despite her one track mind to clear her father’s name, I don’t think she commited those murders. So, basically, I have no idea either. 😛

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      @imbuk If you were confused before wait till you watch the latest episode which had some shocking revelations of its own! I too think it was done by someone who was a victim before (like Do-han from Lookout) and the murder acted as a linchpin that had the corrupt officials trying to cover their own asses and lead to the mess we saw in the beginning. In a way they are all responsible and so I hope they all end up in jail with their titles stripped off and get what they deserve!

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Im Shi-wan and Yoon-ah look disturbingly similar in the new trailers, like they could totally be twins lmao! But at least Im Shi-wan knows how to act eh?

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I have mad respect for Korean Detectives. They just look so damn cool when they solve crimes! Also, how are they so ridiculously athletic?? Running after criminals is hard work!

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Downloaded \”Dear My Friends\” for when I need to cry. Does anyone else watch sad things on purpose just to cry out all stress? It\’s very cathartic for some reason? 🤔

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    Yes!! I do. I find it healing.

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    I always save one or two sad dramas/movie for this very purpose. It’s relieving to have a good cry once in a while.

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Alternate title for Tunnel: choke him daddy😂😂 anytime anyone tries to choke someone you take a shot of water. Keeps you dehydrated for the immanent tears this show draws out!

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The side effects of K-drama watching is learning and then cursing in Korean. Benefits: I can now say son of a– when I stub my toe and my parents are within hearing range.

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    Lol. When I went to Korea with my daughter we were riding an empty bus while the driver yelled at someone he was talking to over the phone. I understood all the curses, but nothing else.

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      @dramamama hahhahaa! Yes when my friends I know Korean but when they ask what it’s just all swear words! They are just more hardcore than English ones even when you are just saying you wanna die 😂😂

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Choi Jin-Hyuk in Tunnel is such a dad? Like technically he is but also he has the whole Korean dad gruffness down pat and I don\’t know how???

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