Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

Thank you to the Beanies who recommended Sky Castle which I’ve spent the afternoon and evening binging and catching up on. Whew.

This show reminds me of the old 70s show called Dallas where the characters were all rich and wore beautiful clothes but were awful people. I don’t remember feeling sorry for any of them.
Sky Castle on the other hand is full of people leading desperate lives out of an intense sense of self-loathing and no sense of self-worth. They are all so pitiful.

It makes me think of a co-worker who has a few Korean students that live with him and his wife during the school year here in my town. He told me of the schedule one of the boys described for him at home in Korea. It was sad that the only time he had to just relax and play was after 11 at night!

Somehow we have placed such a high value on education and “getting ahead” that the lives of children are what suffers.
I am enjoying the show as they draw back the layers of each character and family and we see the sense of weakness and lack of self-worth they all carry with them but force it upon their children to make up for it.

Being a parent is hard work – but being a parent who feels that our kids need to live out OUR dreams is sad.

With that said/written, I’m still loving the show and I think that the bratty girl genius is going to end up studying with the kind boy who is her rival. Hopefully that will change her from being such a self-absorbed brat. What a role she has to play – I wonder if she likes playing such a selfish brat!

Enough of my long missive. I just wanted to thank all the Beanies who recommended this show. I’m still not sure if it is really a satire or makjeng type of drama – but I’m all in at this point!
Now to finish episodes 5 and 6!

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    I only today heard someone describe it as “makjang”. It doesn’t have a single makjang element that I’ve seen. But then I tend to think of makjang as being pointless conflict designed to propel the show forward in the absence of a coherent plot.
    There is nothing pointless about anything these writers do. It’s razor sharp.

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      Maybe I don’t understand Makjang – but you are correct, the writing in this show is quick and sharp. At this point, I can’t really hate anyone – as they aren’t evil as much as totally broken inside trying to be something they aren’t.
      It really is well done. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    Dallas, ha! I was thinking Desperate Housewives, but Dallas might be more accurate.

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      I don’t think I ever watched Desperate Housewives, but unfortunately, I remember Dallas far too well. It must be those fantastic dresses that they wear around the house…
      If I remember right NO one wore an apron to serve their family dinner.
      oh this show has me hooked line and sinker.

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        Desperate Housewives was in on it’s own jokes, but I think of Dallas as a soap opera on steroids (or with a bigger budget). Not sure I’ve ever seen more than five minute snippets of Dallas.

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    glad to see you’ve enjoyed it 😀

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      Oh yes @kudoran – I really didn’t know what to expect and am very pleased with it. Haven’t finished episode 5 yet but I can’t wait to see what happens to them all. Especially the bratty *genius* daughter.

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Not sure who is a more adorable drunk- Bogummy, or Kim Yoo Jung. Clean with Passion made me laugh out loud several times tonight. I might as well continue watching.

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    yeahhhhh for Clean with passion… i wasn’t even looking forward to it but 3rd episode made me LOLed , ROFLed soo much that i am now waiting for next episode…

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      He (the CEO) is so over the top with his clean fetish it is funny. Until we see why – then it’s sad.
      Still, they must be having so much fun making this show!

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        exactly thats what i love abt the show. his OCD with cleaniliness on top is so exaggerated but the reality is what makes it one issue to be stressed upon seriously.
        and yes its so fun to watch it would be fun on another level to be there on the sets. esp i love his all antics after that so called lip borrowing instance…. he is sooooooo cute that way.

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Oh, it looks like I graduated to the Goblin’s underpants! Should I be happy about being underpants?
Anyway, happy Friday to all you Beanies here is a fun way to wait for HyunBin tomorrow!

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Okay, need to vent a little here.
What the F**k was that ending to Fox Bride Star? As much as I loved the OTP and the secondary pair (well I liked them a little more) – why couldn’t they address the reality of living with a disability in a positive light?
Why does everyone stand around like a deer caught in the headlights when someone falls down?
Why the hell didn’t the older brother open the door to the car and jump out? Jeesuzzzzz
Why couldn’t he tell her what he was thinking and go into the land of Noble idiocy so that everyone else suffers. (can you tell I’m annoyed?)
Why did he leave the country and not contact her in any way for a full YEAR? What’s up with that? Who does that in real life?
And why did he come back to SK without telling her he was coming? Hello?????? Ever heard of cellphones or email for gods sake?
Apparently, the writer ran out of ideas and decided to go with the usual tried and true (but becoming ever so boring) tropes.
But finally this was the winning scene of the whole entire hour I wasted on this show.
Now to get back to Miseang where good writing and directing excel.

*finished ranting*

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The last two weeks have been very busy for me with company one weekend and then preparing for my first ever craft fair in Saturday so I wasn’t watching too many dramas.

Sunday I collapsed, and then decided to watch Happy if you Die instead of Ep 14 of TSHLTE (all the comments kept me away from it).

Well that was a good choice – I LOVED the first 4 episodes!
Baek Jin Hee is incredibly funny as is Kang Ji Hwan. But the one who is stealing the show for me is Gong Myung. How can anyone be so darned fluffy and cute and scheming at the same time?

I love my job, but there are times I’d love to give my team leader a piece of my mind – so this show is so satisfying. I think I found my new crack now that Terius Behind Me is over.

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    I’m totally in it for Gong Myung. He’s my favorite kind of co-worker.

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      He takes me back to his adorable character in “Drinking Solo” – which in my opinion was the last good role he played. He just needs to stick to adorable and fluffy. But someday he needs to get the girl at least – right?

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    I’m liking Gong Myung in this also!

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As much as I like the lead couple in FBS – this second couple is certainly stealing the show in spades! They are just SO adorable!!!

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And THIS is why I love Korean dramas! “Fox Robot Bride”.
Granted, those sweet potatoes look pretty gross – but marvelous and I laughed out loud!

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Read on Facebook this morning:
“Tonight feels like the combination of Christmas eve, or the night before a colonoscopy.”
Which pretty much sums up the feeling for everyone living in the US.
So I’m going to put my head in a drama and wait until morning.
But I voted to be sure! BLUE always!

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    happy voting

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      thank you – I’m grateful to live in a democratic land and tell everyone that it is our duty to vote.
      If you don’t vote – you can’t complain!

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    That is the most perfect description ever.

    I’m grateful I had my boxing class and dramas to distract me and keep me from being glued to the news tonight. I actually voted early because I had no time today. I realize I’ve never voted on election day. I wanted to this year but I had an early court call and a ton of work this week, so I decided to take the time last weekend.

    Now I just need to not stress eat all the calories I just burned.

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      Isn’t that the best description ever? I’ve been quoting it all day! Thank goodness I live in Oregon which is a rather blue state. And I happen to live in a very progressive county.
      Still, it was so cool to see people getting out of their cars at the courthouse to drop off their ballots.
      This is one of the few times I miss living in Minnesota where we went down the street to the local fire station and would stand in line to cast our ballots. Today would have been a good day to stand in line. (unlike GA where the power went out and all the voters who just happened to be predominately black – waited FOUR hours to vote!) arghhh

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        Oh man, I saw that about GA. And their machines are most definitely compromised and that piece of s*** Kemp did nothing.

        I live in Chicago which is always slightly corrupt but also very liberal. It’s a weird mix. also, the entire state is red, except Chicagoland area, which is blue and where the majority of the population lives. I was just telling my mom that I don’t really care that the better candidate for gov is still totally terrible, because IL will just always have corrupt governors, it’s our thing. (I mean, obviously we want the less corrupt of the two, but I’ma call a spade a spade.) I’m more concerned with judicial retention, because that’s the one thing that’s so hard to research unless you’re actually a lawyer. Which I am, but my practice is more in federal than state court. There are some super shady judges and I really hope that some are unseated this year.

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          oh dear, you remind me of when I was in MN and Jesse Ventura ran for gov. You remember that? that was when the phrase rather than ‘the lesser of two evils’ it was now the ‘evil of two lessors’, and I voted for that nimrod.
          When tRump was elected all I could say was ‘remember Ventura?”.
          The judicial retention is scary and I’m not even a judge but after that supreme court fiasco, I get pretty nervous about the stake of things. I’m glad there are people like you still in the system.
          hwaighting!!!!!

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            I’m calling him tRump from here on out. I mostly call him that man. Or the orange nightmare. I voted, blue-naturally, but Ky is so completely red. My city is the lone spec of blue in the whole damn state. SIGH. I hear people talk about tRump all the time with derision but I’m always like: YOU PEOPLE VOTED FOR HIM. THIS IS YOUR FAULT.

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            @isthatacorner tRump is much nicer than anything I call him.

            But my names aren’t meant for polite company.

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            @isa I’m not a serial killer I’m just really passionate about things – the other name I like for him is:
            Agent Orange
            For those of us who remember the Vietnam war era, that name has special significance. And he certainly fits the bill.
            ugh – politics…..

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      Boxing – that sounds like a great stress reliever! Maybe I should find a class – I’m all out of bushes and trees to prune down to their nubs.
      *but they are happier, believe me*

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        It’s really cathartic. I just started in September but it was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. I hate working out and I hate most classes, but this one works for me. The hour goes by fast, hitting things without consequences is fun, and I get a full body workout to boot.

        The funny part is that the only other remotely workout-y thing I’ve ever been able to commit to is yoga. This is so different, yet it also feels the same, mentally, in a lot of ways.

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          @snarkyjellyfish – good morning. How did things turn out election-wise in your neck of the woods? Nice to wake up to the election news as it is.

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            I skipped my usual new this morning in favor of drama. But from what I gathered last night, we flipped at least one major county and finally got a new governor, which means we’ll probably have state budgets again. (Literally. Our last governor didn’t set a budget for like 3 years until the state Senate stepped in. Pretty sure I lost a few job opportunities because of that.)

            Happy about the House, disappointed about the Senate, GA, FL, and TX races, but happy that they happened and were at least close races.

            Still not sure if there’s a light at the end of this tunnel, but the darkness just got a bit less terrifying.

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    Me as well. I left work, voted and am now looking for a drama to watch. Avoidins TV as all are news cycles tonight.

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Where Stars Land – this is just – well everything. How can someone be so darn cute!!?? Honestly he is just killing me with his sweetness, and lipstick-covered lips!

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    Well….I am of the opposite, I think he is a complete idiot and that ending was apt for his stupidity.

    He has lost all common sense and I don’t find that cute at all.

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      I haven’t watched it yet, but now I can’t wait to see which side I’m on.

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      He lost common sense because he is in LOVE! That happens when the first pangs of passion hit. Unfortunately, it caused him to really lose common sense, but finally, she loves him! I know it was stupid, but I found it understandable and that is why he is cute. Dumb, but cute.

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      at first I was also questioning his priority he didn’t seem like himself, but then again he was just being human afterall, tell me someone who only use logic to make decision everytime in their lives. human and desire are two things that never get separated. Even sometimes you need some guts which logically impossible or a tougher journey to achieve your dream

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I don’t think there is anything better for a broken heart than to watch a sweet drama like 100daysmyprince come to a sweet ending. Hated her noble idiocy but glad he won her over.
Sad it’s over. 🙁

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    I agree about the noble idiocy. The whole noble idiocy plot line just seemed lame as she didn’t even have a good reason for her noble idiocy. It made it seem like she really didn’t care for him like he cared for her. Also, the shift from the life and death palace fight to the lighthearted village antics seemed odd. But, regardless, I did enjoy this drama with it cute OPT.

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He is so serious in Where Stars Land, that when I happened upon this video I couldn’t help but be totally smitten anew by Lee Jehoon. What a total cutie – with such a smile! Now I get it.

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I love my primary care physician! Not only is she originally from Canada but she is close to my age I think. Anyway, the point of this is yesterday I had an appointment for a quick check-in about my ongoing struggle with depression. I told her one of the ways I cope is to watch Korean dramas. She was all “What? What are those?” and so off I went extolling the fun of watching dramas and learning Korean in the process of admiring all the gorgeous Korean men, women and all their fabulous coats.
After watching The Beauty Inside the night before of course I had to explain the crazy premise of the show, and the shaving scene. She was really interested when I was telling her about all the stories and even wrote down some names of shows I could remember off the top of my head. Did I mention that I just love my doctor? I think our ‘check in’ lasted easily 15 minutes longer than planned because she was so intrigued by the stories. Maybe I should have told her about some of the tropes like the TOD, shower scenes and the evil MIL.
So. With that said, I want to know if it would be too much if I dropped off a sheet with names of some of the best shows and where she could watch them. She’s been my doctor for going on 11 years and we usually talked about books, but this is the first time I told her about my addiction.
I think this was the first time I’ve told someone about Korean shows and they were actually interested in hearing more.

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    You have already established a long lasting relationship with her so I think it’s ohk if you write down the list of shows you like and all…

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      As a physician, I think it would be totally fine. I’ve had patients give me book recommendations and recipes after I talk to them in clinic. And of course I have those that give me kdrama recs as well!

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        Oh good, thanks for the feedback. Sometimes I don’t know if I’m crossing a line I shouldn’t. Then again, she is the one who would have to be careful. She is also a doctor of two friends of mine for about the same amount of time. She was just new to the clinic as I was new coming home to take care of my parents. Someone recommended her to me and then I recommended her to my friends.

        I’ll put together a list for her. It was so fun because was so honestly interested in seeing some of them! I even told her about the cool legal conversation earlier this week about the contract between them. And she totally knew what I was talking about.
        Thanks @allly and @feenah9895!

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I just finished The Beauty Inside and was swooning over the whole episode – until I saw this on the comments wall. We all knew it was coming. Still, how sad….. It is the end of an era…:-(

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    I didnt see it coming!!! Terius, Third Charm, Beauty Inside ALL GONE!!! 🙁

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      Well thank goodness you can watch them on other sites (or at least I do to find the subbed versions).

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        Anything that is not too dangerous for your phone:laptop??

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          I have a huge list in my favorites folder of sites where I watch shows. The ones that come with ads and ‘extras’ are quickly removed. But so far so good. I don’t know if I can add them here. (D ra ma coo l dotcom is one site I use)
          However, I could watch shows on my iPad with DF using their app.
          Also Viki is good (and has an app) but they can be soooo sloowww at getting the shows subbed, at least the ones I can watch.
          I only have a basic subscription with that site and haven’t decided if it is worth the extra money to get the extra subscription.

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            Someone else mentioned drama cool too. But it redirects me to servingnotice dot com 🙂
            Is this view Asian .tv?

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            ah maybe it’s because I forgot to add the nine at the end. drama cool 9 dot com.
            What I usually do (but I’m on my laptop if that makes any difference) is write the name of the drama I’m looking for and add “with eng subs” and you will get a list of all sorts of places to watch it.
            Some are better than others but drama cool 9 and drama nice are usually good and quick at getting subbed.

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This is for you @greenfields. After reading your post this morning I felt so sad, but am glad you can speak your mind. Little Mix is a great female group from the UK. More in notes..

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    I wanted to reply to your post but really didn’t know what to say other than uh huh, I so understand what you are saying as I’ve been there for many years. I’ve experienced my share of men treating me like nothing, or something to grab, or in the case of my EX husband to sexually assault.
    For years I’ve read news about women all over the world who have suffered at the hands of men and all I could think was “it really sucks to be a woman in this world”. But then it is great to be a woman in this world as we find our powerful voices and rise up as one.
    For years I’ve also gone between not trusting men, to hating them to loving and feeling sorry for them.
    A friend of mine told me once “remember he’s a guy – and that’s all he’s gonna be” hah. I’ve repeated that many times over the years. It’s a bit insulting to men, for sure, but I still like it.

    We are here to help and love each other to become more full and better human beings – at least that is what I hope for. It still sucks to be a woman – but I’m glad I am one. And I’m glad to know other women who are strong and willing to stand up for the rest of us.

    Also, I am lucky to have men in my life who are good friends and good people and support me as much as I support them. They give me hope for the future.
    So hang in there and let’s never give up.
    This song is so great I played it on repeat all the way to work. You should check out their other songs.
    Sorry for the long rant, but right now things are just so awful in my country – the POTUS even said “who cares what Christina Ford said, we won”.
    Thank goodness for kdramas – they are a balm for my soul as so many times the women change from weak wallflowers to strong women, and if we are lucky the men also change and become more respectful. Or at least that is what I’ve been seeing lately.

    SALUTE!!

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      First of all, thank you for this repsonse. And second, I’m so sorry to hear about the experiences you’ve been through – particularly with the ex husband. No one should ever have to face violence at the hands of someone so close. Or even at all actually. :/

      Also SALUTE I have no idea who this group is, but that song is ON POINT. *takes screenshot of lyrics, plasters onto face* I’ll be living with these lyrics for a while.

      Re: friends. I wanted to, but a person I called a friend has also been accused. 🤦 I have no words. I’ll get over it, and like you, I’m sure I’ll find good guys around me. But sigh.

      Dramas are definitely changing btw. ^-^ also *hugs*

      SALUTE!

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For all you wonderful Beanies who love good music and dance. This is AWESOME!
**My good friend’s daughter did her Arangatrum at 15 so I’m familiar with some of the moves.**
Enjoy!

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Oh dear me. This man is just so seriously gorgeous – cheekbones and all.
Le sigh.
If I was just 30 years younger…

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Those bedroom eyes. How could she resist him? I’m so enjoying the growing feelings between these two. Not looking forward to the angst that is coming…..

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aaaannnnd, Mic Drop!! He is toast now. I can see the stars in his eyes…..
and now the fun begins. I’m liking this show more and more.

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    Me too! And the chemistry sizzles!!

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      I love their honest and raw bickering. They seem to be telling everything to each other just to get back at the other.
      Interesting dialogue so far.

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Came home from work and found I couldn’t work in the yard or paint the house. ;-( So I had to sacrifice and watch 100 Days My Prince. Loved him doing situps to relieve his ‘stress’. Then I get this!!!

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    This is ❤️❤️❤️

    It must be “hard” the sacrifice you had to do – I’m sure you would have enjoyed painting the house more, yes? 🤣🤣🤣

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    He still does’nt know that she is his childhood sweetheart. I wonder when that will come up

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OOH, I just saw that I\’m at a new level. I\’m now at \”The Goblin’s underpants\”. I wonder what that means?

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