Beanie level: Noble idiot

Eid Mubarak!

To all the fellow Beanies celebrating Eid today, how excited were you to be able to wake up and have your choice of caffeine in the morning?

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Suspicious Partner Face of the Day: When you survive the first of your three crazy weeks, especially after an unexpected curve ball at the end of week one.

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Suspicious Partner Face of the Day: When you get your face of the day in juuuuuust under the wire.

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    Agree. Taking screenshots of interesting drama facial expressions is a talent.

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      I’m glad you feel that way. I guess I do have a talent! *adds to resume*

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      Oh, I wish I could take credit for most of these pics, but sadly they are mostly found online.

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        How do they do it? Even here on db the screencaps are flawless. When I take mine, I’d have to replay several times, screenshot to the point my fingers hurt, get a ton of blurry shots and only then can I have a (barely) decent pic. On side note, how do you do Italic here @snarkyjellyfish

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Suspicious Partner Face of the Day: When everything at work gets unnecessarily complicated all at once.

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    I love her face. I just really do. She’s got a good face. Good work, parents.

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      Seriously. And she has good hair on top of it. (Both literally and figuratively.)

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        lol. She does. This is the second drama I’ve watched with her (the first being Shopping King Louie) and with this one and that one when I first see her I find there to be something off-putting about her, I have no idea what. But when I tell my head, “You’re stupid, head. She adorbs. Watch the show!” and then I shut up and stop staring at her to find what it is about her that I find off-putting, the thought goes away and I’m left with: She’s so adorable! I love her! So cute! So prettyful! Yay! And then there are rainbows and puppies galloping about. Its weird.

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          I have a sort of similar reaction to her! I never know what to think when I see her, but then she’s so charming that I can’t not love her. I actually put SKL on hold because I wasn’t feeling it at the time, but I plan to finish it one day. When I saw she was cast in this I wasn’t sure what to think, but now I can’t imagine anyone else playing Bong Hee. She’s so perfect for the role. I’m pretty sure I’ll be on board for whatever her next drama is.

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            I put SKL on hold until about halfway through its run and then I did a marathon to catch up and watched impatiently with the rest of the fans. I was a quiet little lurker in those days–only occasionally popping out to say something and scurrying away again. Now, I just won’t shut up! Ha!

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Suspicious Partner Face of the Day: Wednesday mood when you’re waiting for the weekend.

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OK Circle, let’s do this. How’re you gonna try to blow my mind today? I got one theory left, but it’s not lookin’ good and I’m pretty sure it’s best to let you do you, since you do it so well.

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    Gearing up to watch right now. As of Ep 10 start, my WooJin is dead theory still has legs!

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      My theory gained a modicum of traction yesterday (it’s got to do with Byul and the twins) but I’m waiting to see if my hunch from the last few weeks will pan out today or if I’m just making shit up to get by week-to-week.

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        You know this whole thing ends w/ Byul getting her memories back too, right? #TheoryTime

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          Oh most definitely.

          Also, I had an inkling that Woo Jin was connected to the computer system that powered Human B after the star reveal, which turned my original theory on it’s side. It seems more like his involvement is involutary/hostage like rather than willing participant. I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little disappointed.

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            I still think the actor playing Future WooJin is still Yeo Jin Gu. And he did die…but they cloned him and stuck his memories inside a new body.

            Also, I’m still pretty convinced that despite evidence to the contrary, Joon Hyuk is Woojin, not BumGyum. Too many similar mannerisms for me that the actors are sharing.

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            I don’t even know if they bothered sticking the memories in the clone. I’ve had a clone theory from pretty early on, but now I’m starting to think it’s an end game for human B rather than where they started.

            But I’m 50/50 on whether Joon Hyuk is Woo Jin. The mannerisms are similar, but they are ones that could have belonged to both. Plus, I feel like if he is Bum Gyum but he recovered all his memories from Woo Jin’s memory, then it wouldn’t be strange if he picked up Woo Jin’s mannerisms.

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      Oh, I hope he’s a clone! Human B’s end game is cloning people, making a new human race. Which is why YJG will still play Woo Jin in 2037 and still look 20– that’s my story and I’m sticking with it. 😜

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        Yep. Since we heard that they were keeping the identity of future WooJin’s actor under wraps, my theory has been ageless wonder YJG.

        Here’s a neat idea: If they don’t give WooJin 2.0 the WooJin Memories, did he somehow manage to remember Byul and his Bro and shut down the supercomputer even without those memories? Or, to pose it philosophically, does memory somehow embed itself into the very DNA of the subject and transcend this science that’s been central to the mystery?

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          I’m also starting to entertain an time traveling theory, but this could be my fasting-
          exhausted, sleep-deprived mind. At this point I almost feel it’s better to just let the show do what it wants, because it has yet to really disappoint me. In a small way I’m glad it’ll be over next week, because at least we’ll hopefully get answers.

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            Fasting is evil. Have a snickers. Or some kimchi. Whatever.

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          I’m getting The Truman Show vibes where human b raised this child and imbedded memories in him, molding him into the Woo Jin they needed. But the whole twin connection foiled their plan. There have been many twin studies and anecdotal evidence that twins have some kind of telepathy and I’m sure kdramas with their love of communication without actually talking would have used this to their benefit.

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            What if they’re not twins? What if Woojin = BumGyun?

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            By which, I mean, that clearly BumGyun is the control, while WooJin is the experiment.

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            I’ve been entertaining the idea that the twins are genetically engineered in some way for a while now, but I’m still not entirely sure. In a lot of ways it seems as if their whole upbringing was very clinical, but that could be because their mother died and their father was a scientist. But that begs the question, why did he hide his work from them? So I dunno.

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            Yes, I get you! However, would their mom have allowed her son to be cloned right after birth? I can see that dad doing it, but not their mom. What happened to her? From what I can tell, the twins grew up together, so that cloning would have had to occur early, in the late 90’s. Dolly the sheep was cloned around then, in 1996. If the twins were 20 in 2017, they would have had to be cloned around 1997. I guess it’s plausible, and human b would probably have had influence over their dad to do it. That would turn everything on its head, wouldn’t it?

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            But maybe they’re not clones of one another? Maybe they’re clones of a specific person? Because it’s pretty clear from their looks that they’re fraternal twins (i.e. developed from two different eggs), and from my (very limited understanding) of the theories behind cloning, clones should be more like identical twins (i.e. they developed from a single zygote) because they’re genetic copies of one another. (And then that’s where the whole nature/nurture debate comes in, and I’m not sure I need to get into that here. You can just watch Orphan Black instead.)

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            True, they would have to be identical, but I bet it’s hard to find a YJG lookalike who is not in another drama at the same time. 😜 #kimminjae #besthit

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          Oh, I definitely finished off my ice cream when I was watching Circle.

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I’m just gonna take a moment to appreciate some of the many silly faces of Go Dong Man today before I go off to watch the new episode.

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Suspicious Partner Face of the Day: When you need to get to work early, but you don’t wanna.

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I think my favorite part of the final scene in Fight My Way was Ae Ra smacking Dong Man in the head to wake him up. It’s so perfectly in character.

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    And the communicating with the eyes. No words needed.

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      Seriously – it was perfect. Not the usual wake up, stare at one another for a moment then scream.

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    I also love that she woke him up, to deal with it together, she didn’t try to sneak off and pretend that nothing happened.

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Suspicious Partner Face of the Day: When it’s the first day of a few crazy busy weeks.

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    Its the way Aom snaps her head back while still.staring. and one lip slightly curling up while still.staring. that kills me. And I just want to say that threat would not work on me. You be naked, Mike. Just as naked as you want to be.

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    It’s that processing of the visual information ……. and then that delayed reaction ……. leading to the full spaz-out.

    Heh!

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To the Beanies who recommended I watch Full House – Thai: I both thank you and hate you. I have no time for this, yet it’s so adorable. And so far, not a single bra misused as an accessory!

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    That song that Mike sings? Is terrible. TERRIBLE. But, I will watch that man do that dance where he is rehearsing at home for the rest of my life on repeat and be happy.

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      Hahaha. I don’t know if I’ve gotten to the song yet? But yessss to the dance.

      I’m just so happy that he’s way less shouty than Rain was in the original. And their chemistry is so goooood. I could watch them bicker forever.

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        Have you watched Kiss Me: Thai? Its the same actors. Aomike. Their chemistry is insane.
        Its the song he wants/is his single for his music career? When we’re first introduced to his character I thought he was singing and dancing. Its the same song throughout the series. Its terrible. I think it gets worse as the show progresses.
        :::SIGH:::I GUESS I could go verify….homework who needs stinkin’ homework?

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          Ah, yeah. I haven’t really been paying attention to the music — well except that they keep using Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” which is confusing since it’s summer and not Christmas…

          This is my first Thai drama, though these two are so cute I may have check out Kiss Me if I get a chance. I wasn’t a huge fan of Mischievous Kiss, though, and basically only stuck it out for Jung So Min.

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            There is something about that stupid show that I seek out all of the variations even though it raises my blood pressure. Maybe this show, this show only, is my drama catnip. Mischievous Kiss remake? MUST WATCH. I will say that the Thai version is my favorite, she isn’t dumber than hair, he has actual emotions and reasons for why he treats her the way he does.
            The song, isn’t actually what he’s dancing to in that first scene. But, if you listen to the lyrics when he starts dancing/singing—those lyrics are horrible. And I had forgotten how hot that first dance was. There’s a dance that he does when they are settled in the house (or when he first moves in–I don’t remember. I should rewatch. 🙂 I’ll reward myself for good behavior after the semester is over) he’s on a mat of some sort. Mike is A.Tract.Tive. That is all.

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          I’ll keep an eye out for the dance and let you know when I get to it. They’re about to get married, so things are about to get (even more) fun. I just can’t get over how much I love the two of them together. Original flavor couple had me scratching my head as to why they weren’t running as far away from one another as possible.

          I still hate the second lead girl though. She’s such an entitled, manipulative b***h. But her style is aces, which is a vast improvement from the original.

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      I like the slow song he sings at the end, though, it’s pretty. “Break You Down” is not only bad, I did not realize it’s urbandictionary meaning.
      Kiss Me (Thai) though is my absolute favorite of the ISWAK adaptations. Especially the parents. And the infamous rain scene was so well done, I applauded.

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        OK you guys are seriously tempting me, and I already had no time! But I’ll definitely add it to my watch list…

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        There’s an urban dictionary meaning? Oh save us all. Why?! And I just read the urbandictionary. And I should *not* have done such.

        I’m slightly tempted to youtube the song now. Just to see if it effects my gag reflexes with this new information.

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          The live version certainly did for me LOL. I only found out because I found the dance to be so fan-servicey so I played it for my brother-in-law, who then enlightened me. I can’t listen to it anymore!

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            I find myself going, “fan-servicey?” and scooting my mouse right on over to the address bar. Break You Down, you say. Live, you say. Fan-servicey you say.

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      OK, the music is starting to grate on me.

      As is Min. Holy shit she’s a smug, entitled, manipulative piece of work. I want someone to set her on fire. Preferably Granny. Pretty sure Granny sees right through that fake act. UGH.

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        The best quote I have ever seen on pinterest: I’m not saying I hate you. I’m just saying if you were on fire and I had water I would drink.

        Probably with a quizzical expression on my face as I watch you burn.

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      I’m adding the sister’s baby daddy to my shit list. But Min still holds the no. 1 spot.

      Also, I feel like every third episode is in South Korea. They should just move there.

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    Ooh! The thai version is so addictive even though its bad but sort of better than the korean version.. am I even making sense? I think i need to go to sleep and stop lurking around dramabeans!

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      Ha, no you are making sense. (Or, in the alternative, I am just really good at understanding nonsense?)

      But it’s definitely better than the original, which I binged a few years back and basically don’t remember much of despite thinking that it was amusing. (And the stupid bras. Those are burned into my memory. But that’s just me – they made me irrationally annoyed.)

      This one has it’s flaws, but it’s much more fun to watch because the leads have way better chemistry and the characters feel more real.

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        Yayy you get me!! 😀
        I’m trying the thai version of princess hours too… again its the same kinda thing… it’s better than original.. gorgeous clothes and storyline makes a tad bit more sense (esp the prince growing some feelings for our prinecss which happened outta blue in the kdrama)… but well which drama is w/o its flaws?! we are just addicted and will watch anything for our fix dont we?!

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          Pretty much. If you told me five years ago that I’d be watching Thai remakes of Korean dramas (or even that I was addicted to Korean dramas) I’d probably ask you what you were smoking. Or get you mental help. But in the end I did this to myself…

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            Hahah! Sooo true! In fact I was one of those now-annoying ppl who totally judged ppl for watching any form of drama esp the makjang kdrama used to be! So glad kdrama retains its makjang elements but it’s so much more toned down and packaged so funnily! Now i try my hardest to convert others 😀

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          I’m so tempted. The prince in that was the second lead in kiss me Thai. I almost caught the feels he was do stinking cute and all but… Mike… so that killed that very quickly. The girl annoyed me so much! I thought that maybe there was a culture clash that was making me confused and there I was with no dramabeans to clarify.
          Here’s my question: right from the beginning, well before she knew she was destined to marry the prince she was so Rude to him. She didn’t bow and I feel like she may have kicked him and she definitely jumped and screamed like she had forgotten to medicate before leaving the premises that morning. Why was she so disrespectful to him?

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            Haha! I thought the thai version did a better job of that than the korean version. I think initially she didnt even know he was the prince and weird circumstances made her see him in a bad light/him being arrogant was genuinely a thing. Later, it was a matter of principle not to give him preferential treatment just cuz he was a prince? that’s my best guess

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Suspicious Partner Face of the Day: When you’re not ready to deal with the new week.

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    Ugh. Monday blues again !!

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      And it’s barely Sunday afternoon where I am. I just don’t feel like dealing with a new week, because my next three weeks are insane.

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        It’s already going 2am on Monday early morning here for me ! 😞

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          *hi-5* we are in the same timezone! lucky for me though, kinda odd but mon-tue are my ‘weekends’. ^^

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          yep my work days are on wed to sun haha. great to avoid the crowds but tough to meet friends.

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            Ah I see. I guess that you are either in service line, medical line that you need to work from sat to Sun ?

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          jeongdab! admin + service haha

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    It’s summer break!!! no more Sunday blues here niahahaha

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Suspicious Partner Face of the Day: Whenever thoughts regarding work pop up in your head on the weekend.

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Y’all I forgot to use concealer today and then I saw myself when I was out and I legit looked like this, but less adorable because I’m no Kim Seul Gi.

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Leveled Up! I was starting to think I was doomed to my fate as a Water Maid forever.

Here is my favorite recent Noble Idiot, whose idiocy was truly for a noble purpose.

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Suspicious Partner Face of the Day: When you’re witnessing an epic fight in public.

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    Chief Bangs face though….too funny!

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      They’re both Team Bong-Hee all the way! I love her weird little feud with CEO Byun.

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        Quite right, I hope they will keep the feud going. It is hysterical.
        I can see CEO Byun still objecting when Bong-Hee and Ji-Wook are standing in front of the altar.

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          Totally, but then he’ll be usurped by the mom’s arguing over something, or alternatively, ganging up on him and physically dragging him from the room. I can’t wait until the moms realize that their kids are dating.

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            I’m so anticipating this scene. It is going to be delicious!
            I do love how the moms come of more as frenemies than just two woman who dislike each other. They are both so cute and funny and also lovely moms, anyone would be lucky to have those ladies in their life.

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          I love the moms too, especially because the best part about them is that they are so alike and such fierce mothers.

          I can also see CEO Byun taking Bong-hee’s moms side in an argument before he finds out who she is, and that just further escalates the mom feud. Or else getting into a feud of his own with her. Basically those family dinners are gonna be wild.

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            I can imagine those dinners. Why do I have the feeling, that at some point food would be flying through the room?
            I really hope though, that the whole story with BHs dad and his connection to JWs family won’t drag the atmosphere down. Those two won’t have it easy with their inlaws, there is no need to bring in other hurdles.

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I wish I looked this cute and bubbly after a bout of insomnia. Instead I’ll just look like one of her ghost pals tomorrow. #kbeauty

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Gong Hyo Jin is always glowing, even covered in mud. #kbeauty

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    Gong Hyo-jin makes everything work. Even mud. Omg, that mud scene was soooooo funny! The way the guys were fighting each other while slo-mo-ing their way to her and she’s just like, “SO. MUCH. SQUID!!!” Then they knocked her bucket over and she lost it all and she was just like, *CRIES* “YOU IDIOTS!!!” Ahaha.

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      She’s my all time fave drama actress. I’ll watch her in pretty much anything. And the mud scene is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

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        She’s one of my faves. My ultimate fave has become Kim Go-eun. Patiently waiting for her comeback! Anyways, I think Gong Hyo-jin is such a cool unnie and I just love her style. She’s so effortlessly cool and I think she’s very charming and pretty.

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          Same. Even her personal style is so cool and effortlessly chic. I literally just have a folder of just her looks saved on insta. Plus she always brings her characters to life in unexpected ways, and makes even what should be the most irritating traits in characters sympathetic. I mean, Pasta should’ve been so dull in theory, but she and The Voice made it so charming.

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            It was so dull except for them. Cactus Man, ex girlfriend (I know I ruined your competition entry but you still love me don’t you? ), the three female chefs, the restaurant manager…..arghh.

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            Oh wow. I should also document some of my fave K-drama looks or just put together a lookbook in general. But yes, the characters Gong Hyo-jin play in dramas are usually very similar to her irl, style-wise and personality-wise. Most of her characters have the same personality, but she’s always great. Ahaha @ “The Voice.” YES, Pasta was one of those “slow” shows, but I guess Gong Hyo-jin and The Voice made me love it nonetheless.

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      Aw. I loved that scene. She was so focused she didn’t see what they were doing. Priceless.

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      I love that mud fight scene. She was completely oblivious to those two men, because nothing was as precious as those squids she could take home to her brother.

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    She’s all kinds of awesome.

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