Beanie level: Errand boy

This is one of those stories where more is said in the silence. Sometimes we need silence to speak our truths because there’s no words to express them.

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    I loved that crosswalk shot. Even the third and fourth time they showed it, I still loved it.

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      The colors in it are just so beautiful, and the framing just captures the mood and her feelings perfectly. She feels small and dejected and it feels like she’s trying to blend into the background, and she takes up so little of the frame, yet your eyes can’t help but be drawn to her. I love that it’s foreshadowing the ending of the episode too, how he’s in the crosswalk when he calls her.

      Every shot in this show tells a story. It’s a visual feast week after week.

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        Yes! I was worried that the framing and visuals would suffer when they went into the live shoot, but no, it’s all still beautiful. I love it so much

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          It reminds me a lot of Just Between Lovers both in terms of the story and the visuals. Both are really stories of loneliness and healing and they’re both done in moody quiet ways that just get under my skin.

          Can you tell I’m kind of into this show?

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Choi Ae-ra is one of my favorite drama heroines. She’s bold, brash, loyal to the end, and full of heart. Plus, she takes no s***, but is still vulnerable and open with her feelings.

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I finally found that track that always plays when characters are being awesome on The Beauty Inside but was not part of the OST.

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This may be the most functional family dinner where Secretsβ„’ are spilled.

Nothing thrown in anger, sympathy from a patriarch, and the lead even made a joke? Are we even in dramaland anymore?

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OK, how is he so normal, considering that so far the best of the three parental figures we’ve seen is his evil stepmother? Like, this guy could justifiably be the worst, but instead he’s just the nicest, gooiest lil marshmallow.

And she is also so genuine and sweet. I love that she really thinks about how the people around her will feel and is considerate. Like allowing him to add clauses to the contract. Or her sincere apology.

Plus, these two are already totally into one another, why can’t they just date for realsies? Like, is it so hard? You can bond over your fire trauma while grilling. (Was I the only one who thought that was weird?)

Finally: Who the f*** makes a flammable tent?

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    Dramaworld makes flammable tents. How else can they manufacture both traumatic flashbacks and an opportunity for the hero to save the girl?

    They are both just genuinely nice. Is it weird, that it’s weird?

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      Right? I love it. Like, I don’t care about the cheesiness or the tropes or the predictable plot. This is just so fluffy and sweet.

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      Also, there was totally a door in the tent next to her where she could’ve escaped. And a window. It’s not like they were made of brick. They were made of stupidly flammable tent. Pretty sure a chipmunk could tear it down.

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      I was wondering if the tent was just the worst PPL ever.

      Romantic get-away. But FIRE HAZARD!!!

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      This plot really didn’t need a childhood drama!!
      These two people are so nice I don’t mind watching this show even though it’s ridiculously written and filled with tropes.
      It’s nice to see 2 adults talking and behaving like adults!!
      And in a nice role reversal HE was trying on clothes and she was approving :)))

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I just finished reading Happy if You Die and I really hope the drama sticks to the original plot, because it’s so refreshing and I love how it ended.

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    😂😂😂😂

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    This webtoon is gold.

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      I would read it on the subway into work, and I took so many screen shots I had to create a separate folder in my phone for them.

      But also, I just loved how it ended. Like, it was such a great twist on the rom-com and I really really hope the drama does the same thing. I don’t mind if they change details, I just want the plot to be the same.

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I love that she’s all hard edges and he’s all gooey marshmallow and instead of changing that about one another, they add those traits to the other person while also remaining true to who they are.

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    I adore them. I think I wished that we had seen a bit more of his struggle with giving up the priesthood for her since he’s wanted to enter the priesthood for so long. She seemed to shake him up pretty easily.

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      I dunno. I think he was already on the brink, but he just never had a real reason to stay. If his determination was that strong, he’d have defied his mother, right? I mean, we’ve seen that he’s fearless so I think it was more that he didn’t have a reason to not go. I do love them so much though. I didn’t think she’d be my favorite character, but I lover her. She’s a majestic amazon and I want to be her when I grow up.

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        I can see this. I thought that he hadn’t gone because he was saving money to give his family since his leaving was a permanent thing, but it makes sense that he hadn’t gone because he didn’t have a reason to go or not go.

        I LOVE her. I think that Sa Ra is freaking amazing. I love her relationship with Do Jae and how the drama seems to be almost as much about them as it does the romances. I do like her and Eun Ho but so far my favorite scenes of her have been with Do Jae and/or Se Gye. The scene at the funeral? Killed me dead. When she called Do Jae Oppa in this episode! GAH, I love their dynamic. And Do Jae’s happy grin as he called after her as she was running away, “Do you like someone! Who is it! What does he do!” These siblings. They make my heart happy.

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          I also love that all the relationships seem kind of normal? No love triangles among the friends, no weird incest vibes or real evil competition between the siblings. Even the mom is not horrible. Which is why I think I like this drama so much. It takes really normal situations and people then adds this one element that is out there and lets everyone react to it like real people.

          Se Ra’s reaction to finding out about Do Jae’s condition was literally one of my favorite things. She was mad — not just at him, but at herself. For not realizing, for not hating him, for not being horrible enough to use this. I really think she hated that she wasn’t the bad person she thought she was. And I love this. Because she’s a badass, but she is also a really good person. I don’t know if that all makes sense, but I’m stressed from the election so my brain is a little wonky right now.

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            Understood on both counts.

            I think the only thing I need/want from Se Ra and Eun Ho’s relationship is for Eun Ho to tell her–continuously–that she’s NOT a bad person. Because she isn’t. And I love that they’ve been showing that from the beginning. The sibling dynamic may be my favorite in the drama. But Do Jae literally glowing with happiness, surrounded by friends? That melted the heart. I just need Se Ra to have one of those scenes. She needs friends.

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            Agreed. On all counts.

            Also, I think it’s fascinating that all of Se Ra’s hardness comes from within herself. She obviously has a loving father, a stepmother who cares about her, a step-grandfather who loves her. It’s only her own insecurity that created that image in her brain, and I love that Eun Ho is breaking that part down, while still leaving the nerves of steel that got her to where she’s at in the professional world. And I love that none of the females are sacrificing any part of their careers for love — and instead have supportive partners. Even Do Jae’s mom is badass business woman who has a wonderful relationship with her husband. Madness I tell you, madness.

            (Obviously No Scrubs played as I wrote this. NO SCRUBS FOR THESE LADIES THANK YOU VERY MUCH.)

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    I’m sorry – but my brother went through the seminary and he NEVER wore that outfit! augh…
    granted he left the priesthood after 35 years and got married, but I rolled my eyes at this. Really? what are they trying to say about being a Catholic priest?

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      I think it was more of a metaphor. I don’t think they actually expected him to wear it full time — I think it was more to make him have a picture of what he’s committing to if he does join. Though I have seen it worn on occasion in countries outside North America, both in Europe and Asia.

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        Oh, I knew it was a temporary thing, but it just felt too contrived for me. I just cannot imagine a priest inviting a seminarian to try on a cassock to get the feel of a life-long vow of celibacy and commitment to serving others.
        Anyway – it just bothered me, but that is only my small opinion. I’ll have to ask him when I see him next weekend.

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I just started The Guest and now I have to go to the basement to do laundry and I regret being too lazy to do it yesterday now. It does not help that it’s gloomy and dark out.

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    I totally understand! Everything is fine when it is bright out but when it gets dark….!!!

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      I now realize my folly in wanting to binge horror after the time change means that I only watch when it’s dark out during the week. And today when it’s gloomy and rainy and foggy out. All the good life choices here.

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        What i have been doing is after watching, I immediately put on some happy dramas in the background while i get ready for bed…. perhaps that will help.

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    and you suddenly developed super sensitive hearing too~
    hehehe

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    I hope you’ve safely found your way back from the basement with warm clean clothes. If you’re like me you ran back up the stairs.

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I finally figured out what My Secret Terrius reminds me of: Desperate Housewives.

It has the same vibe and similar shenanigans but with fewer sex scandals and more spies.

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The great purge of 2018 continues: It’s 1:30 AM and I just spent two hours rearranging my apartment. After a full day of brunch with my cousins, helping another cousin with a costume and makeup, going to buy tickets for the Amber Liu concert, and then dinner and dessert with yet another cousin.

Also, my stupid brain woke me up at 7:40 this morning.

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Bermuda Triangle

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Zico!!!

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@sicarius
Tonight’s the night!!!

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    Have fun!

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    I KNOW! I HAVE BEEN COUNTING DOWN. You’re probably already there but HAVE FUN!!

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      OK, home now, because granny doesn’t have the time to stand around in crowds after the encore. Also, she really wanted to get into her PJs.

      I did not realize that K-pop would actually start relatively on time, so I missed the first two songs 😢 but I figure he’ll be back and I’ll go again, so not gonna lose sleep over it. Plus, I saw almost all my faves performed, so it’s all good.

      BUT ALSO

      I’m so glad you all convinced me to go. I had a good time, and I think I’ll be going to more concerts solo now. Now, if only Minzy and Amber weren’t both playing the same night in Dec. WHY?! (Leaning towards Amber, but my girl group bias is 2NE1 [RIP] so I’m torn. Also that venue is walkable from my place whereas Amber’s is…a bit of a trip.)

      I’ve been working on my social anxiety, and this helped a lot. (It’s weird, I can stand up in court with minimal anxiety, but put me in a room of strangers and I want to disappear.)

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        Wow! It must have started early.

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          …yeah at 7. I’m used to shows starting at like 9ish, especially on a friday. But still, had fun AND got to be my granny self and home at a reasonable time. I didn’t even have to order a ride, it was early enough that the subway wasn’t shady. Well, not as shady. My line is always a little dank.

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        I think kickboxing and boxing lessons might have helped with the anxiety too.

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          So much. But there were a lot of factors that led to the anxiety going from mild and manageable for my entire life to crippling in the last few years. I’ve worked through a lot of them, and learned to listen to my gut and not put myself in situations which may trigger it.

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            I’m glad you’re finding a way to lesson it, as well as to live with it.

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        YAY \=^-^=/
        Sucky that you missed the first two songs (I wonder what they were) but yay that you got all your favourites!! Tell me about it! How was the crowd? Is he as awesome live as I think he is?
        Personally, I love going to concerts alone, like if I had the money it’d totally get addictive, because it’s like if I don’t know anyone then my anxiety isn’t an issue because I can just ignore them all lol, but I’m a bit weird hahaha.
        And that’s a hard toss up man how rude of them to play on the same night!!! but yeah you should totally go to more hehe.

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          I’m going for Amber if I can somehow get to the venue tomorrow afternoon. I looked it up — it’s not where I thought it was and is only a 15 minute bus ride, so if I don’t have to go to dinner or whatever before 6 I may be able to run and get them. (Stupid fees have me refusing online again.)

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          Also pics and vids to come. I got all of Bermuda Triangle and bits of others. Will post and link to an album or something.

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          I got a ticket for Amber Liu in December today.

          Feeling emboldened now.

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    I hope you’re having an amazing time!!!

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    Oooh so awesome!! How was he? As awesome as he seems? Or even better??

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      Awesome! I loved it, such great energy. I will admit, the energy here was different from a lot of other concerts I’ve gone to, but not in a bad way. It was more…subdued? Polite? But still enthusiastic.

      Also, it was in the theater where the best show I’ve ever seen was, so I had good vibes from the venue too. (That show was The Dresden Dolls – nothing has topped it for me yet and it’s been nine years.)

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        I kinda get it! Different kpop fandoms have different energies and Zico and his fans specially would, I feel, be more mature somehow..

        Venue goes a long way in making the concert memorable!
        I am going to my first concert ever in a week and I am hoping it goes really great!

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          I’m sure it will be awesome. Winner, right? That should be quite the show! I’m jealous and can’t wait to hear all about it. You never forget your first show, especially if it’s an artist you really love. And make sure to really enjoy the whole thing — the atmosphere, the people, the music. I still remember my first concert (U2) when I was in high school and it’s always stayed with me as a moment to look back on. I still remember the stage, our seats, the songs, the lighting – everything.

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@sicarius It’s really happening!

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I just spent five hours cleaning out my closet and I have learned:
1. I have a LOT of blazers.
2. I’ve never met a shirtdress I don’t like.
3. I wear a lot of black, navy, and olive green. And plaid.

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    I have all of two shirt dresses because they have to meet one of three criteria:

    1. Is this a fabric that I won’t have to iron?
    2. If not 1., then do I love this enough that I would iron it?
    3. If not 1. Or 2., then do I love this enough that I would be willing to pay someone to iron it (as in get it dry cleaned)?

    Unfortunately, shirt dresses are usually in fabrics that require ironing and I’m done with that nonsense.

    But kudos on the 5-hour decent into the clothing reorganization black hole. You should be commended! *looks at own filled -to -the -brim -closet*

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      I’ve needed to do it for months (OK, years) but I kept putting it off. Unfortunately my closet was also designed by an idiot and it’s nearly impossible to access about half of it without contorting yourself and risking injury, so it was just getting overstuffed and frustrating (and hangers were breaking off because it’s so damn narrow). I still ended up ordering a rack for my dresses until I move in spring. But I was good and I also have a massive donation pile now.

      I’m with you on the no ironing — mostly because I don’t have an iron. (I have a cheap steamer thing, but it’s really not worth the effort.)

      But I’ve had really good luck with my shirt dresses from Uniqlo which don’t wrinkle easily and if they do hanging them out overnight seems to do the trick. I can style them multiple ways without breaking bank, so I also tend to buy things in one color to start and then others when they go on clearance if I got a lot of use out of the original. (Also, one of the unnies in Secretary Kim had one of my shirt dresses from there, and I was just like ‘that looks familiar…’)

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Pray for me beanfriends; I think I may have committed to a 9 AM kickboxing class. Is this who I am now? What happened to the lazy girl who ate crepes and watched drama on Saturday mornings? I miss her

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Did anyone else check out 12 Nights? I enjoyed the premiere and found myself very drawn to its moody, contemplative vibe. It’s a quiet, healing story with some really beautiful visuals.

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    WHAT!!!! Another new drama. Can we get paid for watching dramas :))

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      Right? But this one is only one episode a week, so I don’t feel bad adding it into the mix.

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        I still haven’t caught up on Ghost detective and terius. Am so behind. And I think am watching Room No 9 too. By Friday I have a huge backlog. Right now am completely focused on 100mil stars. I will save these for the holiday season.

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          I decided to wait on 100Mil Stars for now, skipping Third Charm since I’m getting mixed vibes from it, and am just going with recaps for 100 Days My Prince for now. I really really want to start The Guest and have been tempted to start it many times in the last few days…

          This still leaves me with Terius, Ghost Detective, FBS, Beauty Inside and Devilish Joy, plus the two or three American shows I still keep up with. My weekends are all about drama catch up along with all the cleaning and errands. I started watching the half episodes in the morning after I finish the news. Who knew the split episode format would actually be a good thing?

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        Oh. It’s a travel based show?? Then am IN πŸ™‚

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    I swear I hadn’t heard about this …… or maybe I did ……. or I did and then forgot …..

    It’s all a big drama blur now! πŸ™‚

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    Oh, that’s beautiful!
    Did you just say contemplative vibe?
    When does it air!?

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      It’s one episode a week on Fridays. Perfect for my already overstuffed schedule…that is, if adding more to the current drama pile is ever a good idea. (It’s always a good idea.) (Right?) (Yeah. I’m gonna just go with that. And maybe stop with the parentheticals.) It reminds me a little of a less angsty Just Between Lovers which is never a bad drama to be reminded of.

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    I watched the first episode, and loved the beautifully shot scenes and calm slice-of-life feeling (don’t know if that makes sense). Anyway, glad to see Age of Youth side characters here as main leads πŸ™‚

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How cute was this muffin with his crush? I love that he owned up to it right away instead of being dumb about it.

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    he is the CUTEST LITTLE VANILLA BEAN I love him so much!!!

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    He is the only reason am watching it still. The airport situations are so OTT. I just need one normal airport day :)?

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      You know, other than the cliffhanger from this week, I don’t actually find the situations OTT. I feel like it 100% makes sense that so many insane situations would take place in such a large place on a regular basis, especially one where people are already stressed out. I’m more turned off by what caricatures the side characters are. But the leads are cute and I’m intrigued by the story. I have some theories as to how it’ll play out.

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        It would make it more watchable then!
        Too bad am turned off by the pregnant immigrant stories.
        Agree on side characters – seriously, how does her boss have a job. He doesn’t seem to be doing anything but delegate and complain about his juniors.
        And the other lady team leader. How did she even become a team leader.

        Am intrigued by our male lead and his Hyung story. There is a lot going on there. And I also like how our female lead is curious but still treats him like a normal person. No wonder he is drawn to her. I like their chemistry. It’s simple and warm.

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          I think the good outweighs the bad by juuuuussst enough to keep me invested. It helps that we have leads who are really likable actors and who make these characters feel alive and real. Simple and warm is the perfect description.

          I am also fascinated by the hyung after this week because he seems a bit darker than I was expecting, and I’m so here for that. I was also wondering what they would have plot-wise if the leads are already falling for one another. I didn’t really feel invested in Soo-yeon’s backstory because I 100% assume it was Yeo-reum’s dad who fixed him, and whatever, dramaland, it’s fine, but do something new once in a while. I’m more curious about how Yeo-reum got to be the way she is, and I’m loving her growth even from week one to two.

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Y’all, today has been A Day. I’m mentally exhausted (and physically because I went to a boxing class) and I can’t believe I still have to make it through tomorrow before the pitiful two days of rest.

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    One more day chingu! Fighting!

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    Life really is cruel. *sends hugs* I feel like we’re fighting more than most people (or maybe I’m just imagining it) and it’s tough and tiring.

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      I got a call at 4 (an hour before I leave work) that one of my clients is being re-indicted for a case that was already thrown out once and is the basis of my case. It is ridiculous. It’s not something I need to deal with directly, but she is a bit of a…character…so I really hope it goes well and we can get on with our case. Mostly I just need to sleep now. I’ll deal with that headache in a few weeks when it actually is a more pressing problem. I have deadlines for next week I need to deal with first.

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        πŸ™ Ouch – that does suck. Also you sound incredibly busy too. Take care of you. Get enough sleep. We’re always going to exhausted people with pressing deadlines. Best to take as much care of our bodies and mental health as possible.

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          Thank you. Honestly, it’s not too bad – I have a pretty good system in place for getting work done, and my deadlines next week are fairly minor. The week after I have a few court dates that are initial appearances on some of my first federal cases and that’s a little more nervewracking, tbh. It was just that it felt like there was some kind of weird curveball every day this week — no disasters, but more like, “dammit, now I have another thing I need to do.”

          The boxing has been helping a lot with keeping me sane and clears my head. I have been neglecting sleep lately (but I blame the sudden flood of dramas for that). I also remembered today that I have tickets for Hamilton next week!

          I’m counting my blessings these days because I am much much happier in this new job than I was in my old one, which I started a year ago this week. I only remember because it was on my mom’s birthday and a few days before mine. But the changes in the last year have almost all been positive, so I feel grateful that if my only problems are annoyances at work, I can deal.

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    Fighting! One more day! I am counting down the hours until Saturday too.

    This week has been A Week.

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    Fighting,Snarky! oh and *hugs*

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Can somenone explain to me how I’ve spent half the day debating the finer points of contracts, a subject I loathed in law school?

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    hmmm maybe it is the ‘curse’ or ‘blessings’ of the Beanies that you had to spend time re-working your brain…
    I for one, have totally enjoyed it all!

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