Beanie level: Errand boy

Health is worth more than anything.
#GratefulMay

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The King Eternal Monarch spoiler-ish commentary:

Hmm I can see where all the budget went in this show. It seems to be utilized well because the last scene turned out nice. But didn’t the bad guys have guns? TE took the guns from them and now it’s suddenly a sword fight/battle. Swords don’t win against guns king, protect yourself is all I kept screaming through the scene. But seriously a new PD and background music has done wonders for the show. It’s still slow, I still don’t know what Lee Lim wants, there is still lots of confusions and scenes that exist but we don’t know why they exist.

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    I was thinking the same thing about the guns. There was a scene ( thanx to my many years of crime-drama watching) where a baddie would have had a very clear headshot but our baddies suddenly ran out of guns. Not only did they not bring the guns they were using before, they only brought teeny tiny knives.

    It did give Maximus, I mean the King a chance to dazzle so I guess their forgetfulness served its purpose.

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Right after my post there are 5 consecutive posts of beanies crying on dramas. What dramas do to us 😭

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    LOL *laughs and cries and dies*.

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      I loved how there were all types of cries there, emotional and devastated.

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I think The King is a very smart concept, better than Goblin (which I didn’t like much or any KES show) but the execution is severely lacking and the romance not needed atleast for now. There are many possibilities and theories and that is why I’m still watching it but it’s… slow, quite slow. Assuming the amount of outcomes that can come out of the story, the story isn’t progressing at a good speed, which either means the left over episodes will be rushed or we never see those possibilities come true because the writer never intended them in the first place.

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    It really takes skill to end Ep. 8 on such a high note, completely break the momentum starting Ep. 9, and slowly, gradually reveal a few details (that many have already guessed) until we end with a stare-off and more questions.

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      Oh gosh I completely forgot that we ended ep 8 on such a high note when ep 9 started, and then they brought that scene back and it was totally disjointed. And then whenever they are having a romantic moment it comes out of nowhere too and after a few lovey dovey cheesy lines, they go “here’s sth important we need to discuss”, yes you could definitely discuss that without any romance to begin with. Them leaving us on questions is only why I’m staying. The cliffhangers are good but that’s it for now.

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        I couldn’t forget because I spent all week hoping Shin-jae would join the gang. Seeing him refuse to listen to anyone and just drown his sorrows in drinking did not help. *sobs*. Seriously, I’m only staying for him and WDH, who had too little screen time.

        As for the story, I’m starting to think there really isn’t much to it, but the writer has made it a convoluted mess and the director is feeding it to us in disjointed pieces. Instead of telling the story outright they are letting us unravel the tangled strings as we go until we reach the climax, whatever that may be. This may be an intellectually stimulating drama for some viewers, but I need a story, not just puzzles.

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    It’s bad directing is what it is 🙁

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      That is so but even the story isn’t moving that fast. So I won’t credit both the directing and writing. The plot is quite interesting, it could be so good but it’s difficult to maintain the viewers interest throughout the episode. Plus the PPL galore lol, I eye rolled several times.

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        PPL is awful 🙁 It’s turning me off instead of pulling me in.
        Plot is genuinely interesting, though.

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This one’s for fruits. I don’t really eat fruits that often but I just like how they’re good to eat on their own without needing further effort (someone who isn’t a fan of cooking might relate). But today i ate a piece of heaven sent watermelon. I haven’t come across sth so authentically sweet and delicious in a while and I don’t even like watermelons that much. That was easily the best thing I ate the entire day.
#GratefulMay

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Where are cute, funny shows like Weightlifting Fairy KBJ and Be Melodramatic when you need them?Oh yeah they probably come once in 3 years. Grateful that they exist but sour that I can’t really enjoy them as much as the first time in a rewatch.
#GratefulMay

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Stories of children growing up in war zones are always hard to listen. Unfortunately there are still many children suffering till date.
Here is such an optimistic and happy take on life.
“When I see a flower bloom, I’m happy”.
#GratefulMay

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I was about to skip today, I really was this close to skipping today because well there are such days. Such days when even if you\’ve had a good time, you can\’t particularly call it a good day. Even if you heard the birds chirping in the morning after quite a while you don\’t feel the warmth of the early morning anymore. Such days even existed pre-quarantine (which btw might just end in my region and that\’s making me super anxious regarding how far and chaotic the situation might get) and they\’ve become a norm. These days when anything good is just overshadowed by thoughts that encompass the sadness in you. So well, I many not feel it right now but today I\’m grateful for all the days I don\’t feel this way. They\’ve become lesser with time but since the birds have started their day and the sun still isn\’t fully out yet, I\’d hope today is one of those days.
#GratefulMay

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Today is Mother\’s day. A part of me says I\’ve never made her proud. But she always has. The one person I can never pay back.
#GratefulMay

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    mothers need no “paying back”, however, if you must know — you can “pay back” your mother by living well and being happy!! that’s all we hope for our children…
    *winks*

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    I’m sure that she is very proud of you 😊

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As much as I hate my habit of constantly day dreaming, I\’ll have to give it some credit for keeping me sane when the reality is tough. When real life is anxiety inducing and depression drags away every positive feelings I have, I\’m glad I\’m able to escape… sometimes if not always.
#GratefulMay

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Today I’m just thankful for this guy. His dranas might disappoint but he doesn’t. Never!
#GratefulMay

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    Also I’ve always called both Jo Jung Seok and Jung Kyung Ho scene stealers but amongst these two JJS shines more, he steals the scene from JKH, who can literally steal the scene from anyone. Hence JJS> JKH. Never knew I’ll be saying this for the first actor I genuinely liked solely for on acting skills 😭

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      There’s just stg special abt JJS’s acting, even when his character is being unlikeable you can’t help but get drawn to them.

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        I knowww. Hwa shin in JI had a few unlikable moments but I couldn’t get to unlike him at all. I guess that’s probably because he brings himself JJS out in his role.

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      I love JKH but I can agree that yes JJS is more of a scene stealer between the two!! Also the first actor that I genuinely like solely for his acting skills is Lee Jae Wook!! While I enjoyed his performances in Search:WWW and Extraoridnary you, I really acknowledged and fell for his acting skills in “When the weather is fine”!! He embraces the role so much so that the character is him and he is the character!!

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        JJS is definitely a scene stealer but JKH is a different character in all his shows, JJS sometimes manages to just be himself in some of his characters. Well he’s typecast too even if he’s incredibly versatile. These two along with Lee Sun Kyun are my ultimate favorites and yes I won’t watch a crappy show for them but I know they will shine in that nontheless. LJW is hella versatile too. He is a different person in all the shows he has done so far.

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I decided to voice my gratefulness this month because I was drained by all the negative thinking and whatever\’s happening in the world. However, I do, at times find it extremely hard to figure out even one thing I\’m genuinely grateful for. Cue some youtube videos of people losing their loved ones from covid and I\’m a crying mess. In these times still being healthy is a blessing and staying at home is a privelege. Again I have nothing to be ungrateful for.
#GratefulMay

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Unexpected guidance!
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My friend once asked me how would I define the privelege I have. Looking around I told her it’s in everything but if I really had to sum it up in one sentence it would be,
“The tea that’s made for me before I wake up”.
Today I was low and it was there for me again.
#GratefulMay

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The rain, the cold breeze in warm summer and then the beautiful blue sky full of clouds.
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I\’m grateful for,
People who help me silently. Without overt display.
#GratefulMay

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May Blues kicked in hard from the very first day. But still I promised myself to celebrate what I\’m grateful for in May. Things I\’m grateful for:
A roof, food, security, family.
#GratefulMay

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If someone needs a good pick me up, I live alone\’s latest episode with Song Seung Heon is gold. The girls are relatably squeeing over him right in front of him 😂

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    I loved this episode. The first bit with the live episode was hilarious.

    Is it bad that I didn’t know who Song Seung-heon was before this week’s episode? I’ve never watched a drama’s he’s been in before. Any suggestions?

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      SSH was very popular in the 2000’s due to Autumn in my Heart. However I am not really a fan of his acting, only recently he has started to act better. In Black, The Player and The Great Show he was good but they weren’t exactly great shows so I dropped them. His popularity does remain huge in Korea because of 2000’s period. That said I actually do want to try his upcoming show with Seo Ji hye, let’s have dinner together.

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      My Princess with Kim Tae Hee.

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Background music is important and in most shows I like the bgm more than the osts. However, I haven\’t appreciated bgm that plays on funny moments unless it\’s wacky like Jealous Incarnate\’s No, No or WLKBJ\’s what or the goat sound in Reply 1988. But even in other shows, there is a music playing around in funny moemts that gives a certain oomph to that moment and adds value to that scene. The King lacks that. There is hardly any music playing in the show anyway. But the lack of bgm is taking away a lot from the scenes. I don\’t find KES\’s brand of humor funny but without any bgm or adequate editing it is straight up bland. While I alsways loved bgm, now I certainly know of its importance and need.

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    Recheck before posting WAPZ!!!!
    Sorry for the typos Jealousy* moments* always*

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    I noticed it in ep 4. It was awfully quiet. But even with bgm, there’s no saving of this lackluster script and execution. Sigh

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      The lackluster script, execution, dare I also say acting, isn’t saving the show at all. The pace is slow too with lots of filler. What has happened till now, should’ve happened by the second episode. And even if it did, I would’ve still called it slow.

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Do we have a theme for May yet? Can we have a Grateful/Thankful May? These are testing times and I often forget that I have much more to be grateful for. Let\’s discuss what we\’re grateful for this May

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    I’m not sure if we’re in the mood for any more themes just yet… We suggested 2 for the month of April— #LiteratureApril & AhjummaApril— but so far, I’ve not posted or seen any posts for #LiteratureApril and have only seen 1 post for #AhjummaApril

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      Lol. I think I posted like 2 poems and then just…..eh.

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        I also posted two entries for Ahjumma April but the interest is low reasonably. Well, I was thinking of doing this as a personal activity anyway, I just thought the more the merrier.

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      I posted a couple of things on Ahjumma but wit no tag (I never tag my posts), and we are also having the six words challenge (now I correct myself because I’m tagging those).

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