Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Ok, so next time a guy in a black cap and mask is lurking suspiciously in my office with a knife I will politely ask if he is my driver or employee first before I try and defend myself. 🤔

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    Shhh. Logic has no place in dramaland.

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      I can’t help it! I really wanted to like this drama but some things are just too ridiculous *cries*

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        I’m ignoring the total lack of logic in the drama and just going with the cute. I mean the initial premise is so ludicrous that this felt like small potatoes. Granted, I’m also willing to drop it the minute it gets too angsty for its own good.

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    What in the world are you watching?

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      The Secret Life of My Secretary. I like the leads but the murder subplot is testing my patience. This will probably be another rom-com that I end up dropping. 🙁

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        I’m pretty sure I’ll ffwd. She’s adorable and I want to watch her.

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    But…but this is dramaland…what can you expect?

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      I did make it to episode 6 not expecting too much… I just wish the traitor best friend would disappear along with the boring company politics. Also Veronica Park deserves better.

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It’s Jo Jang Poong day! And here I am declaring my love of the oddball power couple.
Deok Gu & Mal Sook ❤️

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Still falling down the kpop rabbit hole:
In a new development, I’m learning about girl groups (thanks to my sister who blasts it on the radio). I still prefer boy groups, but there are some nice songs out there.
#IslandParty2019

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    Girl groups are the reason I wake up in the morning, and LOONA is awesome.

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Oh no, I missed the Island Party 2.0!
I was busy swimming in sageuk waters.

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    It’s not over yet! You’re just fashionably late!

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      As Ra said you’re just fashionably late ,the party won’t stop just yet It will go on for a week .
      What were you watching by the way ???

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        A whole week? Wow! Ok, I will get my party robe ready, and think of some favourite songs.

        I’m watching SIX FLYING DRAGONS. 😀

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          I’m sorry I didn’t post anything today , I will later on if I can 😅😅

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    There’s still time!

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    Missed it too, was on a real life island 😉

    *back reads to check on Island Party 2.0*

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OMG I’m at episode 30 and the women in SIX FLYING DRAGONS are killing it (puns may be intended).

And NOKDU FLOWER just went up to 1st place on my to-watch list for Han Ye Ri alone.

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    She is so great! I’ve never not liked her acting!

    Sadly, Nokdu isn’t on viki, and I’ve become too lazy in drama watching to deal with ads and, ahem, less savory sites.

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I’m obsessed with the SIX FLYING DRAGONS OST. I’ve been singing this all day too and even tried recording it. It’s beautiful but so sad 😭 ❤️

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    Ohh I used to sing it every day when I was watching SFD or even afterwards.
    Even, listening to it now makes me feel a lot of things.
    Enjoy your SFD watching!

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      Ok, so I’m not the only one who sings this all the time 😄
      Thanks, I’m on episode 25 and it was daebak!

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    I listen to this a lot when I need to feel inspired

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    Such a great OST!!

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      Yes! Another favourite is the theme for all of Ddang Sae/Bang Ji’s fights. And Musa Moohyul’s rocking instrumental.

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        THE MOOHYUL ELECTRIC ROCK/TRADITIONAL FIGHT MUSIC HAD ME GASPING AND CHEERING AND REWINDING THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED.

        Ahem, I just like this ost. I should just buy it ~

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*clears throat*
I have finally started watching SIX FLYING DRAGONS!!
After a tough first few episodes, somehow I’m at episode 15. 😅😅
Current mood:

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    Great, great show! Hope you enjoy the rest of the episodes!

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    wait. wait. are you and i watching this for the first time together coincidentally? i’m only on episode 1, heh, but this makes me happy <3 <3 <3

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      Oh wow, yay we’re watching it together! 😄 it’s my first time too! I’m at episode 25 now. It’s quite absorbing though- I can’t watch another historical drama at the same time so I’ve put all my sageuk watching on hold. 😆

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        yeah i’m in the middle of too many shows right now—i need to pare it down, but i can’t find one that really grips me and makes me want to set the others aside. i feel a little like i’m wandering from show to show. i’m hoping 6FD (or Three Musketeers!!) will do that for me, though 🙂 NIF is good, but I’m not feeling it too too much now, so I may set it aside and come back (I intend to come back, for sure, though; it’s a masterpiece…just not the right mood for me right now).

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          Actually NIF was a Christmas holidays marathon for me. It felt appropriate to watch it wrapped in blankets with a cup of tea. Maybe it doesn’t suit summer watching 😂
          Having a slew of different dramas is good too! to spice up your week. I’m committed mainly to SFD now, but I take breaks with something light on Monday-Tuesday (Special Labor Inspector Jo).

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I finally found it! The OST that makes me laugh every time. It’s the Jang Poong Squad theme song.

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Um…so I finished THE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES. The tag “melo” should be added to it to warn viewers. I liked the twist, but I’d to have to watch it again to make sense of everything, and it’s too sad and depressing for me to watch again.

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    I watched this show kinda backwards. I started this a couple of weeks ago. As I was watching, I was really confused and got impatient with the pacing. I ended up reading Mary’s recap and then went back to watch it, but backwards. From 11, then went back to 7-10. Then finished it with the help of FF. The actors were great but I think it wasn’t my cup of tea. I did appreciate NJH’s acting in this though. Maybe slice of life dramas are more his thing rather than that not so good Bride of The Water God.

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      I think this is one drama where going in with spoilers would have helped. I stuck to my “no spoilers” policy so I only read mary’s recap after I had watched ep. 10. Until then I was confused about the story and impatient with the pace.
      Yes, the actors were great. NJH has improved a lot. It was a good role for him.

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        I agree. The first 4 episodes were too boring. I have a “try the first 4 episodes” policy and I definitely wouldn’t have continued if I hadn’t seen the Beanies’ shocked reactions on the fanwalls. I wasn’t spoiled but I was curious enough to continue. There should have been an inkling of mystery, hint of things not adding up, SOMETHING, to grip the viewer, but there wasn’t.

        And I agree about NJH. Actually I believe most of these young actors are much better in quieter roles than when they try to act too cool.

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@sincerelytod I didn\’t know you had such an important cameo in THE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES. Consider me traumatised. 😱😱😱😱😱😱
(Did you get a hefty paycheck? They used the footage around twenty times)

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    ha ha ha ha ha
    now that you mention it… Poor TOD must have been exhausted with all those re-takes!

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Toki’s Bean Count Report – Jan-April 2019

Ongoing dramas: 2
– Special Labor Inspector Mr. Jo
– Her Private Life (probably dropped soon)
Dramas completed: 2
– Best Chicken
– Bok Soo Returns
Dramas dropped: 3
– The Crowned Clown (Ep. 13)
– Top Star Yoo Baek (Ep. 9)
– Reach of Sincerity (Ep. 9)
Older dramas completed: 1
– Ojakgyo Brothers
Older dramas rewatched: 3
– School 2013
– Misaeng
– Go Back Couple
Considering:
– The Light in Your Eyes

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    I, too, have finished 2 dramas. Wooooooo.

    Sigh.

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      Aw, well that isn’t bad. Nowadays if I don’t want to watch a show anymore, I drop it. No need to suffer through frustrating final episodes. This gives me time to rewatch favourites or older dramas.
      (I think I’ve reached a new stage of my drama watching career LOL.)

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        I’ve always been a constant dropper but I also haven’t been watching anything to be able to drop lately. I have no desire to watch anything. :[

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          Oh I see. Well there is still a lot of 2019 left. Hopefully something great will come along for you. 🙂

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Is anyone watching Special Labor Inspector Jo Jang Poong? The show is bonkers in the best possible way. 😂😂

I also have a soft spot for this gangster with a marshmallow heart.

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    I love him in this. It’s been fun to watch.

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    It’s surprisingly fun.

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    What level of bonkers is this? Is it wacky fun like Waikiki or weird fun like Fiery Priest? Because I think I can finally start watching dramas now that my move is almost over and bonkers is right up my alley. Is it bingeable?

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      I’d say weird fun. I’m behind but I don’t feel like bingeing it, just catching up at leisure.

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        Hmm, that may be just what I need. I’ve been so stressed I can’t concentrate on dramas but things are calming down now, but I need something to ease back in and this sounds like it fits the bill.

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    No but I need to start it because of Kim Kyung Nam!!!

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    I love it! Kim Kyung Nam is killing it

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    MEEEE MEEEEEEEEE I LOVE HIM

    They gave us the badass and the fluff in one package. T___T Thank you, Show!

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      Luff him! ❤️

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        He’s hot here too………… actually, everyone looks slick. Even Tae-soo’s chaebol mom, Song Ok-suk looks glammed up.

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Hello and Happy Easter!
I started HER PRIVATE LIFE with my sister. I will probably hit my limit of romance soon, but the fangirling and social media acrobatics are refreshing… and relatable 😂

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I just watched the film MASQUERADE. It’s so good! And exactly the story I had hoped for in THE CROWNED CLOWN.
(On the flip side now I think the drama wasted a great opportunity to flesh it out ☹️)

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    Right! But the thing I appreciated about the drama is that they introduced characters Ha Seon cared for (family) before he entered the palace and had more cute and hilarious interactions with Eunuch Jo. Upon watching the movie, I realized just how exaggerated the king’s (Jin Goo’s) Cray Cray-ness was portrayed. I’m glad the movie version of the king still had his sanity left.

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      It was nice to see Eunuch Jo played by the same actor too 😄
      Agreed. The movie didn’t show the king losing his marbles, while the drama emphasised the portrayal of a drug addict… the movie had the more reasonable ending, but the drama certainly had the shock plot twist factor. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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“why can’t people clap in time in dramas?” Truth. 😖
Watch from minute 9:45 to know what this scene REALLY sounded like. 🤣🤣🤣
#classicalmusicianproblems
#whyShancaichosePineapple

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A very common story.

Toki hated weekend dramas. Her few attempts had been painful.

But beanies kept mentioning Ojakgyo Brothers, favourably too. She decided to give it a try for Joo Won.

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5 days and 32 episodes later:
“I promise. This is the last episode for tonight”.

But show kept calling her back to this story of ducklings and families, and love and home.

(Random note: doesn’t Joo Won remind you of Mr. Darcy here?)

After several nights of binge-watching the effects are now quite visible. But maybe… just one more episode?

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Joo Won is the cutest chipmunk ever. 😍😍 I’m at episode 15 and can’t seem to stop. Help!!!!
#OjakgyoBrothers

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    They are the first OTP that start my ship adventure in dramaland. Before, I never want to ship everyone in K-drama, but their chemistry so real. I watched it after falling for SLS in Kim Tak Gu. 🙂

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    Ahhhh! I re-watched this few weeks ago, I did watch it few years back but dropped it for unknown reason. I also didn’t understand the hype about him but my god, during the re-watch my heart felt something for him and now I know why people like him😂 And I really love UEE!😍

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Woohoo this is my first time getting this notification! @pakalanapikake this must be fate 😆

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    @wishfultoki, I wonder if @mary has been tweaking the code again. This is not the first time I’ve liked one of your comments. Whatevers. I’m Fated To Like You. 😉

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      *laughs like Lee Gun*
      You’ve liked my comments before, but it’s the first time I’m seeing “right now”. 🤣 I’m honoured really.

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Here’s one of my favourite drama specials. It saved me from the Slump several times.
Son Ho Jun is hilarious here (when isn’t he?) and Jo Boa is equally likable.

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I finished REACH OF SINCERITY Ep. 6 and my cheeks hurt from being stretched into a smile so long.
Trope “Stuck in an Elevator”: Check. ✔️
The second time was even funnier.😂

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