Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Look! Look! I am now Eunuch in Drag!

I promise to serve the flower crown prince well.

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When I finally get my own apartment, I am going to get an orange cat and name him Ryan, but I will pronounce it \”lion\”

Yup. Definitely.

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Sulky Ryan Gold is gold

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You have no idea how angry I was when I watch the continuation of last week\’s kiss in episode 7. The drama tortured me for a week only to fool me like this. Don\’t get me wrong, I love the lion, but I seriouly felt like punching him when I saw the actual detail of the kiss. Either him, or the writer. Or myself for being overly engrossed with the scene.

But I have to admit, that\’s a good plot twist and cliffhanger.

On other note, I have a very serious urge to change my DB banner from the bloody Wang So to Ryan Gold in glasses. You have no idea how many times I rewind the scene when he\’s wearing that golden glasses.

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What\’s with that cliffhanger?! How am I gonna live until next Wednesday?!

#HerPrivateLifeWriterIsASadist

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Beanies, do anyone have any idea why Park Min Young and Kim Jae Wook has such wonderful height difference, when she looks almost as tall as Park Seo Joon in What\’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?

Moreover, accoding to AsianWiki, Park Seo Joon is 1 cm taller than Kim Jae Wook.

It couldn\’t have been because of high heels, because she wears them in both dramas.

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    I feel like PSJ may have been bending down in a some of the scenes or PMY was raised

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      On the other hand, I thought they had KJW stand on a footstand or something for that drunk scene. They didn’t show their legs in that one and his body proportions seemed off.

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        Seems likely, and that includes several other scenes where he looks so tall, making PMY looks so tiny in comparison.

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      Probably both and. They do that in dramas a lot.

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        I get that some scenes might require some height adjustment for the actors, to assist filming. But in these dramas they seems unnecessary, unless for cosmetic reasons, or is major height difference is trending right now?

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      They had lots of wide angle shots in the office in WWWSK. They couldn’t put anything under her feet. But also they mostly stood with a distance from each other. That can be misleading. Though raising KJW sounds possible.

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        Hahaha I can imagine the already tall KJW standing on some raised platform during filming. It must’ve looked funny XD

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      I am currently watching WWWSK as copying mechanism while waiting for new episodes of HPL, but to me it looks like their height difference in WWWSK is natural. PMY is around 165cm tall while PSJ is 186cm tall. By adding around 10 more centimeters to PMJ’s height for her heels, it makes their height difference on screen seems logical and unassisted.

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    Park Min Young is actually TINY…. She doesn’t even reach any of their chins even when on heals… It’s either the guys were asked to exhibit their “manner legs” when filming or she might’ve been asked to stand on a crate when filming

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      I think her profile on AsianWiki said she’s 165cm tall, which is taller than average Asian female. But I might be wrong about this, since I’m from another Asian country, so the average female height in my country might not be the same as average female height in South Korea.

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    If you watch the earlier episode of WWWSK where they had company sport event, PMY wore sports shoes in that episode so you would notice there’s huge height difference between her and PSJ.

    Her profile height is 164 cm, but I think she might be 2-3 cm shorter. K-netizens always point out that PMY looks shorter than her profile height (or perhaps it’s due to her body proportion). They guessed her height might be around 161-162 cm.

    I never realized how big KJW is, especially his hands until I saw him with PMY. It’s because KJW has been acting along with tall actress previously, Jung Eun Chae (170), Lee Hana (173), Seo Hyun Jin (167), Seo Ye Ji and So Yi Hyun (both 169). Now that he’s with PMY, he looks bigger while PMY looks tiny. lol

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      I never realized how big KJW is, especially his hands until I saw him with PMY.

      Hahahaha I had the same feeling too. His hand look gigantic compared to hers. It made me wonder how it is humanly possible to have such huge hands 😀

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I never knew that I had it me to lust over wall paint. Now I know, thank you, Her Private Life. Now Ryan Gold’s wall paint color is my (paint) idol in life.

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I am watching Kingdom. Just… Wow~

How am I going to wait for Season 2 like this?

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    the wait will be long but wait we shall!
    great show, right?

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      Yes. Very. Now I understand why Netflix made it theirs exclusively

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    Netflix is trying to get it in the rotation for the start of 2020.

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    i’m in the same boat. Can’t wait for season 2, especially with how season 1 ended! XD

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      I know, right? It’s sadistic of Netflix to give us an awesome drama, but only the first half of it.

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I just finished Memories of Alhambra. Now I understand why the beanies are in such rage over the ending.

One thing though, how NPC Marco is deleted? Who deleted him? The drama only mentioned this in passing when Se Ju said that he came out of the instance dungeon once Jin Woo completed the quest and Marco (NPC) is deleted. From this, it seems like NPC Marco is automatically deleted once Jun Woo completed the quest. Which is weird.

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    as soon as sejoo was released from the game. All these bugs are tied to specific people right.. marco to seju, cha to binnie etc etc

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      But seju was not debugged. I mean he didnt turn to ash no didnt marco…Whyyyyyy? Huhu

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        seju was never the bug.. binnie was.. marco (offscreen) dissipated the moment seju’s id got erased..

        seju only had one id – Master..
        whereas binnie had 2 ids by the end – zinu and master..

        so people are unncessary hung up on marco.. it is kind of self explanatory

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I saw Shape of Water because it seemed to be hailed all around as a great piece, …only to be so disgusted by unnecessary gore near the end of the movie. I had to skip to scenes, and this is coming from me, who doesn\’t even bat an eyelash looking at actual picture of human head and brain cut in half.

One critic summed the movie perfectly, when he said it\’s a movie about a lonely girl having fish sex. That\’s about it.

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    what is fish sex?

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      Trust me, you don’t wanna know.

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        just read the synopsis.. its just alien part 2.. species finding their mate.. why did film win award for this?

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          It was beautifully shot, but that is a question I ask myself anytime I have a conversation with someone about this movie. My co-worker really likes it, but he and gf love the director.

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    I didn’t like this movie at all. I appreciate that it’s Guillermo del Toro, but I pretty much sat in theatre annoyed that I paid 14 dollars to see it.

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    I’ve never seen it. Mostly because I’m not really interested, but also because I heard someone call it Grinding Nemo, and well, that’s an image that cannot be erased.

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@mary Maybe Dramabeans can add captcha on registration page?

The spammers has been having field day creating zombie accounts to spam the Beanies wall

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I feel sorry for Dr. Cha’s actor. At this rate, he’ll spend the rest of the drama in the same set of clothes, and no line.

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    And covered with fake blood. 😂 but his character is easier because he doesnt have to remember lines.

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      True. No line to remember, and no expression to emote either. Easy job!

      On the other hand, imagine how painstakingly hard for the makeup artist to draw the exact same blood everytime.

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    Yes. I feel sorry for zombie cha’s actor too. He does the same thing over and over again. But i guess it does make him memorable. He must have mastered the death stare by now since zombie cha is always staring intently at JW 😆

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      This proves Hyun Bin’s strong presence; even the zombies are staring at him

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    Lol! Actually, I’m giving my husband recaps for this one because he doesn’t enjoy shows that cross over into ”horror,” but as I am, he asked if Dr. Cha had anymore lines, and when I said no, he was like, hey, I could play that role! And it made me die laughing.

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I watched Love, Rosie. I ended up having to watch another cheerful movie afterwards to overcome the depression.

Don\’t get me wrong, Love, Rosie is a good film, but I felt too depressed watching how life turned out for Rosie and Alex.

The last time I was this depressed was when I watched Suicide Circle and stupidly followed that up with Battle Royale.

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Adult life is when you started watching youtube videos on how to iron cotton shirts and felt envious over the perfectly ironed, wrinkle free shirts.

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    Let the shirt cool first flat on the ironing table. If you hang it hot it will wrinkle along all the draping lines.

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      In my case, it the wrinkle just won’t go away, or they would go away in a bit an magically reappear a second later, as if the ironing never happened

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        Spray LOTS of water, iron on hot setting until all the water has evaporated, leave that section to cool, and then move on to the next section. Yeah, it’s definitely not easy. Using starch spray is sometimes helpful too, but not always. Doing it while re-watching a good drama is always helpful.

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    Adult life is when I decided that I can’t stand ironing shirts and started paying a business to do it for me (plus started buying more shirts that don’t need ironing).

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      I am seriously considering this too, after my first option of splurging in garment steamer was aborted due to bad reviews

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      That’s the best option actually. Cotton is lovely, but not for shirts with too many seams and parts.

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      I still can’t imagine how a business shirt doesn’t need ironing. You just let it hang dry and that’s it?

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        I have a dryer, so it depends on the fabric.

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        Actually if you straighten the cloth by wagging(?) – i can find the right word, basically what AhnJaehyun do in Beauty Inside- it a little bit, the weight of the water would help the cloth keep it less wrinkly state when it dried.
        Obviously wouldn’t be as sleek as ironed one, but it make the job easier.

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      😂😂😂 me too
      Or maybe splurge on good steam iron…?

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    for me this is with seeing perfectly cut vegetables on youtube.

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    I hate ironing.

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I choose to watch An Empress\’ Dignity mainly for Shin Sung Rok, and he didn\’t fail to deliver!

With the amount of screentime he had, I am starting to think that he\’s the actual evil male lead here. I am so happy to be entertained with his variety of evil ways on my screen that at this point, I don\’t care whether Choi Jin Hyuk will be in the drama.

Secondly, I want a rom com featuring Shin Sung Rok, preferably along side of Jang Na Ra. Reason? His suffering face in episode 3-4 when Sunny stuffed him with those exotic foods during the theater team\’s after party. Those are gold.

But Shin Sung Rok, please don\’t quit being the villain in kdramaland even if you land a role in rom com. You make villainy so enjoyable.

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    He played a nice guy in Trot Lovers but I still kept thinking he was going to kill someone.

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      Hahahahaha

      When I was young, our tv channels like to air Indian movies during the weekends. In the movies, there’s this one guy who would always (99.9% of the time) play the villain role – head of gangster, corrupt politician, etc, you name it. So whenever I see this guy on screen, I would be very suspicious of his character. So, in his later years, when he started playing nice-guy roles, I was still very suspicious of his characters, and had the same reaction like you. I kept expecting that he’d suddenly turn around and brandish a machine gun or something.

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    Shin Sung Rok and Namgoong Min are two actors who, even when they are in a romcom, I’m still here waiting, tapping my fingers impatiently, super on the edge and paranoid, thinking, “So, uhh….. Who’s your next victim going to be— you (sometimes— MOST OF THE TIME—murderous) creepy creep??”

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    I wanted to watch this show initially but when I found out SSR was a villainous second lead again, I gave up. I thought he’d play a nice guy for once 😀

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The sidebar layout in Blog View is rather messed up today. An update?

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    Can you tag mary? (Mine won’t let me tag again.) I’m getting a log in page next to the page I’m trying to view. So if I scroll right I have a second page with a login.

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I am back to Ruler, Master of The Mask, which I stopped watching halfway back then. Now that the pink filter is gone, I find L\’s acting in this drama to be quite disappointing. He reactions are too big, and the tone of his voice when he delivers his line is also off.

Perhaps his flaw is so jarring because he\’s acting alongside of Yoo Seung Ho, who is already a veteran actor. But I can\’t help but to compare. It was worse when the drama showed us a scene with both of them uttering the same line, with YSH uttered his with enough nuance and tone and emotion, while L\’s empty of all those.

I know that L\’s a novice actor, and I am setting the bar too high for him, but I still feel like, if only he\’s a better actor, because there\’s so much potential in that role.

But then again, I think the writer is master culprit here. The characterization, is meh. Probably in the same league of Moon Lovers\’ writer. Another sageuk with a good premise is ruined due to the writer.

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I watched Mama Fairy and The Woodcutter. The drama is… watchable, but with the current plot material, I don\’t see they have anything for more than 8 (30 minutes) episodes.

We already know the end game, she\’s going to end up with the professor, so what else is there to drag to 32 episodes? God forbid, please don\’t drag the \”I don\’t remember – I\’ll make you remember plot\” for 32 episodes.

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    Sometimes I wish kdrama try adopting 8/10 episodes drama like jdorama tbh. Tighter plot since we had less time for filter and derailing subplot.

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      I like the 8-10 episodes format for jdrama too, because some kdramas feels unnecessarily long with 16-20 1-hour episodes. However, the only thing I don’t like about jdrama is the “a problem per episode format”. Jdramas tend to have a new unrelated conflict in each episode, which starts and get resolved within the same episode. Kinda like Monster of The Week format, minus the monster. They repeat this pattern up to the last 2 episodes, when it feels like the writer suddenly realized that the drama is ending and they need to throw in a bigger and haphazardly concocted climax to end the series.

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    I hope you will enjoy and find the bestest reason to keep watching this drama.

    I dropped (temporarily) The Guest at ep. 1 because it was freaking scary (to my standard of scariness 😂😂😭) but I dont know why I dropped MF&TW before i even finished going through ep. 1. I picked up TG from where i left off once i gather enough guts 😂 but i dont know about MF&TW (i have a long history of dropping many what people said as greatest series and i dropped Secretary Kim three episodes before the ending just because i couldnt stand the overly lovey dovey because i came for the comedy 😝)

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      I tend to abandon dramas halfway too after the romantic relationship is established between the leads. Like you, I also came for the comedy as well as the thrill of the chase (and the hijinks when the leads butt heads), so my excitement level immediately drop once the leads start dating or being lovey-dovey. This is why I have such long list of uncompleted dramas, including Goblin, Oh Hae Young and Moonlight Drawn By Clouds.

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        Omg we are so alike! *i finished Goblin but never watched the final ep of MDBC 😂😭

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      Same I believe Korean rom coms have become a little lackluster. They are good when there is good enough comedy but lose their charm once the couple is together. Like currently, I do like Feel Good to die but I already know that I might be dropping it soon if it loses out on its comedy. That is also one reason I think Weightlifting fairy and Jealousy Incarnate were perhaps the last better rom coms because they stayed consistent in the comedy department.

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        Ikr but what ticked me off while watching this Fairy granny was her comment about the dude’s toilet habit (the granny listening outside the toilet while preparing the coffee?) which reminded her of her missing husband but (please i apologize for being too naive) i think a tale of weird habbit should stay inside their bedroom.

        (fyi this year the only kdramas i watched till the end were Prison Playbook, Life, Mr Sunshine, Waikiki, Ghost Detective and Player – well except for Waikiki, all are non romcoms but then Waikiki is a very exceptional romcom which i think putting it under the romcom genre only disgracing such a good drama – oh i even couldnt bring myself to watch the last episode of Hwayugi)

        Now im about to start with Feel Good To Die; i hope i can bear with it till the end 🙏😂

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      Healer, Heirs, Legends of Blue Sea, Secretary Kim, Beauty Inside, Million Stars, Fox Bride…. among those popular dramas that I drop mercilessly 😅😅😅
      Some because I was watching it due to rave review and it didnt catch my attention. But mostly because I feels cheated, the drama is different from the original plot advertised…

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I plan to start watching The Guest now that 100DMP has ended. I haven\’t stated the drama yet, but I already had a nightmare about it last night

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    That’s why I probably won’t ever see it.

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      I am a scaredly cat, but I can never resist a horror drama/movie

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    Thats a real strong presence then! I also just finished 100DMP and started The Guest. Now I kinda regret finishing 100DMP so early. I should have saved a few episodes to watch in between the Guest.

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    good luck! i persisted despite vague nightmares on and off. it was fun 😀

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    You won’t regret it , The Guest Is The Best .
    *Hugs* *hold your hand*

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    It is super scary to a scaredy cat like me but i was mad with TGD’s ending and i read about people cant move on after the ending of TG .. so i bingwatched (during days only😂) last weekend and i cried when in the end they got a realistically good ending

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How do I contact DB admins? I found a bug, the Follow (user) button is not displayed on Firefox. This caused me much hair-pulling in the last several months.

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    You can just tag mary or you can click on the “contact us” tab at the bottom of the page or write a mail at [email protected]

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    There’s a “contact us” button at the bottom of the page (I’m on a pc, not a phone). Or we can tag Mary (but my computer won’t let me do this today).

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    If you use an ad-blocker, try turning it off temporarily or using another one. In Chrome (for PC) some blockers will do that.

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      You are a genius! I use Adblock Plus on both Firefox and Chrome. The Follow button is displayed once I turn off Adblock on Firefox. On Chrome, Follow button is displayed regardless whether Adblock is on or off

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