Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

Joo Ji-hoon’s suits in Hyena are the great. He’s scintillating, sartorially speaking, in each episode.

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My grandad lived in the Middle East in the 1960s while he was completing a PhD. He watched Umm Kulthum perform live. She was arguably the best classical Arab vocalist of the 20th century, her only competition being the great Lebanese singer Fairouz. Have a listen if you’re interested. Her singing is so emotive and beautiful.

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Welcome episode 3. Jae-seon is so infuriating. If he weren\’t so laconic, he would know Seol-ah didn\’t abandon Hong-jo. Moral of the story: get a (wo)man who can talk and you\’ll spare yourself a whole oodles of pointless frustration and heartache. (Alternative moral: never try to help vulnerable little kids by giving them scarves to keep them warm in the cold.)

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    An added thought: I get that abandonment is something Jae-seon is sensitive about. I get that. Who wouldn’t feel strongly about it, especially given his past? But c’mon, flapping those gums a bit and you’d learn that your gut reaction was wrong.

    One more thought: How did he know that the scarf on that cat was definitely Seol-ah’s? It looked like a pretty generic scarf to me.

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      It’s a silly show with a silly point of conflict. I’ve decided it’s too silly for me. But I can understand people who decide to embrace the silly.

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        My commitment to this show is based 100% on my fondness for Seo Ji-hoon, who’s done a pretty good job on everything I’ve ever watched him in. (He’s doing a pretty good job as Jae-seon as well, I think. The writing of the character is bad, which isn’t his fault.) I agree, the show is very silly, but I’ll still probably stick it out. I will hate every second Kim Myung-soo is on the screen, but otherwise it’ll probably be a tolerable watch for me.

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      Even if it was her scarf, she could have given it to anyone or lost it and somebody else would have left it there. It’s a stupid excuse for his behavior.

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Three thoughts. One, Kyu-hyun is doing a lot of OSTs at the moment. Two, Hospital Playlist is so twisty. This is 100% a \”Who will each main character end up with?\” show, but the fun thing is you can\’t tell. My only strong opinion is that Jeong-won should end up with Gyeo-oul (pwease?). Third, I hate how this show always ends on a suspenseful note, only for the suspense to be completely resolved before the next episode even begins (last episode, we were misled into believing there would be some extra-impactful stuff related to Ik-jun\’s sister, but nope).

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    I’m waiting for Kyu to squeeze in an OST for Hi Bye Mama. You never know. Lol

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    This! They get me all invested in his divorce and sister but then suddenly all is fine just like that.. i mean it would’ve been nice to have a bit of tension and see how it resolved.

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      Yeah, I had the same thought about the divorce as well. I wanted to see Ik-joon blow up at his adulterous wife.

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    I know! Kyu is my Suju bias and I loved how active he is.

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      I’m happy he’s doing so many OSTs. His voice is so distinctive and well-suited for this genre.

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While we’re on the topic of stanning, which Korean celebrities or groups do all you beautiful Beanies stan (if you do stan anybody, that is)?

For myself, I would call myself an EXO stan first and foremost. They’re the ones who got me into K-pop, which in turn got me into K-dramas. I can’t think of a musical group or performer (not just in K-pop but in music generally) I like more than EXO. Within the group, I’m very partial to the vocal line, who compromise some of the best Korean vocalists in my opinion.

For a while, I think I would have called myself an SF9 stan and got7 stan. But to be honest, I haven’t followed either group very closely for a long time. In the case of SF9, most of their recent music is just not my thing. However, I continue to love and stan Rowoon (watch Extra-ordinary You if you haven’t already!).

On the other hand, as noted in my previous post on my wall, I’ve followed NCT pretty closely since 2016. I don’t think I would’ve called myself a stan until recently, when I realized I liked them enough to buy the recent NCT 127 album. I don’t have biases yet.

Outside of K-pop but still in the realm of music, I really like Park Hyo-shin. I don’t know much about either of him, but I LOVE his music enough to buy it (a big deal for me, given how miserly I am). They’re both amazing singers.

In terms of actors, my list would be: Lee Junho, Park Minyoung, Do Kyungsoo (I know this is cheating LOL), Park Bogum, Jung Ryeowon, Nam Jihyun, Lee Jongsuk, and Kim Hye-soo. This isn’t, of course, to deny that I like other actors. However, these are the actors who I follow closely and I would a drama just for these actors, even if the rest of the drama sucked.

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    No one no one at all I don’t know what you mean by the word

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    I stan TWICE, they’re the only group I follow closely (like very close) and I casually listen to every other groups too. For soloists, I Stan IU the most. There are always others but well…
    As for actors, I have a lot too but Park Min young, Nam ji hyun, Jung so min, Ji Chang wook and my baby Chae soo bin, there are still more but these are the ones I can list now😆

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    Lee Min Ho is my favorite because I think he’s incredibly charismatic and uniquely handsome.

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    Listened to a lot of kpop groups back in the days but I’ve only ever called myself a fan of Super Junior. 11 years and counting.

    As for non-kpop, I love Yoon Jongshin. He has really awesome songs. Through Youth Over Flowers, I got introduced to Yoon Sang, Yoo Heeyeol, and Lee Juck. Their discography is beautiful.

    As for actors, I think my favourite is Jo Jungseok.

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    Park So Dam and Kim Seon Ho are my true heart throbs. Oh and Lee Sun Kyun!

    Sadly my kpop faves have disappointed me. I do admit I like Yuki from (G)idle very very veryyy much.

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      Kim Seon-ho is such a cutie. He’s hilarious Two Days & One Night.

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        I have yet to get to that! I only watched about 10 minutes of episode 1.

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          He’s so hilariously innocent. It’s funny watching Moon Se-yoon make fun of him.

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    I had to google what stan is 😅

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      I’ve spent too much of my life on the internet

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    I have been stanning Super Junior for almost 10 years!

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      I follow them casually when I have time. I especially love watching D&E + Yesung. Eunhyuk and Yesung are the original Tom and Jerry LOL, while Donghae is just a lovable pabo.

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        I love the evil maknae but donghae is such a sweetheart!

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          I know! Donghae is my favourite in Super Junior. He’s so innocent and nice (most of the time; he has his evil moments too), plus he does so many stupid yet hilarious things. This is an example of him being adorable: https://youtu.be/V-S7AjSEUDc

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    I stan GOT7 💚 And maybe SuperM (I feel like it’s too early yet to tell if my feelings are stan-level but I bought their first album (it came with the concert ticket) and went to their concert (which was awesome!)

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      I don’t think of SuperM as a group for whatever reason. However, if they are a group, then I consider myself a stan of them as well.

      GOT7 are great! I went through a Jinson phase for quite a while. I still like them, although not maybe as a stan. I follow them casually when I can.

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    BTS. Min Yoongi? I’m tired of stanning folks lately. Would like my love to be reciprocated T_T

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      I don’t know, to me part of the appeal comes from the impossibility of reciprocation. I highly doubt I’d feel the way I do about these people if I knew these people personally, much less if they actually liked me back.

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        LOL ofc – I didn’t mean reciprocity from idols. Just meant I’d like some real-life movement instead of one sided love.

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I think I now stan NCT. Now I need a bias LOL.

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Theory: Hae-won\’s mom was absent so often from home because she was in either in the hospital or was trying to keep distance so that Hae-won wouldn\’t know she had been assaulted.

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    It looks to me like she was harassed on regular basis during school hours and she was hiding it behind sunglasses and makeup before her daughter and on weekends she went to see her mom to take a break. I was wrong with the adoption so I don’t like to make any hypothesis now.

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    That could explain it.
    She was good at hiding it, that’s for sure.

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Oh my. Okay, if my hunch is right, it makes sense why aunt is so callous to Hae-won. It\’s guilt.

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    Am I correct in assuming that when they got into the car, that’s when it happened? So technically, the aunt was there when it happened and knew the reason why mom did it.

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      Yes, I think so. In fact, when they were rushing for the car, for a moment I thought it may have been aunt the one driving and not mum.

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        So I think Hae-won’s aunt may have been the person who killed her dad, not Hae-won’s mom.

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          Aunt had the injury (in her eye) to prove it too. She could’ve been guilty for letting her sister take the blame and self-isolated herself from everyone because of it. It makes sense.

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            The one thing I’m not sure about is the eye injury actually. During the memory at the police station, both of her eyes were fine.

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            @smaltwalt is it really? will have to check again but if so, that’s so weird then!

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            I’m with @smaltwalt in this one. In the station, both her eyes were ok, so I’m not pretty sure when she was injured.
            Plus I had been thinking that Aunt and the editor had broken in that train, but it seems they kept on and off for so many years until that moment.

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To confirm, this woman is Eun-seop’s birth mom, right?

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    Yes

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    It looks like she had a cancer, even when she was reading with little ES she looked I’ll.

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      Definitely looked like she was ill with some thing even then. However, it’s also possible she was just sad or frustrated.

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Eun-seop\’s uncle is cruel.

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    I don’t understand why he is asking ES to live with him when he’s destined to live alone. Maybe they were orphans before and they weren’t as lucky as ES with his mom and dad and the adored little sister.

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    I hate this kind of people who claim blood is above everything.
    We have a saying in my country: mother is not the one who gives birth, but the one who rises the child.
    Blood means nothing. I know this. Love is everything.
    And the woman EunSeob loves is his mum, not that woman.
    I can understand that he took care of his birth mother because I believe she run away to escape his husband and left the boy behind, so he may have thought he owed her what his dad didn’t give her.
    And his uncle is just mean. How can he say, “I’ll live with you from now own, leave those people you’ve done enough for them”. It’s like he only wants a nurse to take care of him. I hate him.

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    Something must have happened to his family before that pushed them to live in seclusion. Both Uncle and Dad were the same. It was natural for them to want Eun-seob to do the same thing. It was out of love but their mentality has been badly twisted from the get go so to them, it was the normal thing to do. No matter how wtf we think it is.

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I have only one question about this situation: what happens if Eun-seop farts?

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    i like where your head’s at 😂

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    pffttt…

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    i just thought she did a reverse-healer move…only she is tiny and sitting….

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      I have no idea what this means since I didn’t finish Healer and purposefully blocked out any memories I have of that show

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        Oops sorry to bring back wrong memories for you… Anywhoo.. I think his farts smell like old books and coffee… And you can’t convince me otherwise😜

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Ooh, I really like this.

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Week 1 of A Piece of Your Mind was rough and all over the place, but I liked week 2. I really like Seo-woo\’s character. I\’m still on the fence with Ha-won, but I tolerate him because he\’s integral to the story. I like where it\’s going and I\’m going to keep watching, at least for a few more weeks.

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This is Ha-won “taking Seo-woo home”. LOL these two are such awkward cuties.

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I want to pause from my usual posting on dramas and say something about what’s happening.
A significant chunk of my family lives in NYC. My cousin is a doctor in Long Island. My mom spoke with her sister today. The devastation is real and it’s not likely to end any time soon. My aunt is deathly afraid that my cousin will get the virus. She’s afraid that my uncle, who has had two heart attacks, may get the disease, especially after a neighbour with heart problems test positive and died within two days of the positive test.

My brother lives in Philly, where he’s an ICU doctor. Philly now has 1000 cases. The rate of increase is very fast. We are all very afraid for him, not least because we have no other family in Philadelphia who can provide support if things go south.
Beanies, we are all in this together. We need to be there for our frontline healthcare workers. We need to be there for the vulnerable among us. We need to flatten this curve.

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    These are hard times indeed. I don’t know what to tell you.
    We can only wish people would stay indoors and let the virus die out.

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    What’s happening out there is really scaring, because we cannot control it.
    We are in our third week of lockdown in Spain and the situation is far from being controlled. I know we are all as a nation working hard to stop it, doing the bravest thing right now which is staying home.
    I have some very close friends who are doctors and nurses and they are having a rough time, and even if they tell me, they don’t really tell us the real extent of it.
    And even when we can slow down the contagion, it’s not like if we can retake our lives in the moment we left them, because the minute we do that, the nightmare will begin again. So once our hospitals are less collapse, maybe we can go out our houses, but I don’t think we can travel, or attend concerts, or that public parks are open to everyone… or beaches now that summer is getting closer.
    Maybe the mayas got it wrong, and it was not 2002 but 2020 the year that would change lots of things.
    Just stay home, stay safe and beanie on!

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    hopefully everything will be okay. stay safe

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Mid way through episode 3 of A Piece of Your Mind. It\’s better (read: more comprehensible) than episode 2. Chae Soo-bin qua Han Seo-woo continues to be the highlight of this show.

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    BEANIES! AT ABOUT THE 40 MINUTE MARK OF EPISODE 3 THERE IS A CUTE SCENE BETWEEN SEO-WOO AND HA-WON. AN HONEST-TO-GOODNESS CUTE SCENE! Who would’ve thought LOL

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    Okay, this drama has a very distorted pace. First two episodes felt slow (in terms of time; lots of stuff still happened, especially in the episode 2, in the short amount of time that seems to have elapsed). This episode, everything sped up. Also, there’s something inorganic about all of the relationships between the characters in this show.

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    I’m about to watch it, I’ll tell you…

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The world needs some laughter. This is my contribution.

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    Haechan being flirty is literally a divorced, greasy uncle trying every pick-up line he’s got (all of which are conveniently from the 1970s) on a guest at a family member’s wedding. (This happens. Trust me.) Haechan being excited is that divorced, greasy uncle winning at powerball. I half expected Haechan to bring out some hairspray and a comb on the hair prompt.

    Mark being fliry is a pure Mork moment. Side note: Can somebody by Mork airpods?

    Jaehyun is…I don’t know, beanies. I just wow-ed the entire time.

    Taeyong being excited is literally him using spirit bomb.

    Johnny excited is literally somebody from a Casino Rama commercial. Johnny confused is be in every corporate tax class (imagine how my prof felt). Johnny’s money getting eaten by a machine is me dancing bhangra at my cousins’ weddings (it was not pretty, beanies). Johnny with a spider is me spazzing in front of my friends.

    Is it just me, or is Doyoung confused literally just Heechul’s impression of Siwon?

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Episode 9 of I\’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day is beautiful.

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    It was perfect.
    And HaeWon cuteness reached the top!!

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Oh my god. The thing that old man said to Eun-seop\’s dad, in front of Eun-seop and Hae-won. Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting and unforgivable. And then he had the gall, the unflinching audacity, to feel indignant and accuse Eun-seop’s dad of mistreating somebody whom Eun-seop’s dad had known for 30 years! Ugh. What a cruel, narrow-minded ahjussi.

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    What I love is that they show that even if he’s adopted he’s loved like their son, it’s so unusual for k-drama.

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      I love that too! When his dad lunged at that bastard ahjussi, I was cheering dad on. I’m no condoning (fictional) violence, but it’s understandable why dad would be angry. Adopted or not, a person’s child is a person’s child. Dad had every right to take the guy to task for (a) questioning his love for Eun-seop, (b) making Eun-seop seem less than for being abandoned or for being adopted, and (c) for suggesting adopted children aren’t real children.

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I usually dislike the K-drama trope where two characters who knew each other as children (and, worse, one or both liked the other while they still wee youngins) become a couple as adults. I can think of very few dramas where this has actually worked for me (in fact, the only other drama where this has worked for me is Her Private Life). However, for some reason it\’s working quite well for me in I\’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day. I think it may have something to do with how, like everything else in this drama, the childhood connection between the leads has not been leaned on too much (and, hopefully, will continue not to be leaned on too much). The other thing is that the childhood connection in those actually makes sense. In most other shows, it\’s some divine act of reunification that characters who knew each other as children meet each other as adults. But because these two characters lived a good chunk of their lives in a quiet rural town, it\’s not at all surprising that they met as children (nor, even, that one might have liked the other).

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    This is just my verbose way of saying I found it cute when young Eun-seop (young Jin-ho?) gave Hae-won a beetle to show his appreciation for her, only to find that she was repulsed by the beetle.

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      He thought that she was a boy lol

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        I know! I LOLed at that. For some reason, I’m doubtful he actually thought she was a boy though.

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