Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

I’m kind of joining the My Mister rewatch. Interesting how Dong Hoon didn’t immediately turn Ji An in when he was being questioned by the auditing team regarding the bribe. He said he was almost 100% sure Ji An took the money but he didn’t turn her in. Most, if not all, people would do so immediately in hope of proving one’s innocence. Great insight into Dong Hoon’s character so early on in the drama.

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    It’s so well written from the first scene. It really is.

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      I watch while continously wondering how talented and insightful you have to be to write such an intricate and compelling story.

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        Also all the other elements are perfect – the direction, the sound, the music, the performances. The whole tone is pitch perfect.

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          Yes and while we’re on it… May I say how much I enjoy the scenes where we only see their backs while they speak? It makes their conversations seem much more intimate.

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        This. I’m still waiting for Park Hae Young’s next show. In fact I also went back to rewatch OHYA to see if she has been equally introspective there too even if OHYA was covered in rom com sugar, it had its moments too. With a different director, it would’ve been quite different.

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          Plus “Intricate” is THE word for it. Every small detail, every gesture, every dialogue is well observed and thought. This pd writer duo should definitely work together again.

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            @wapzy I’m also waiting lol but I’m afraid My Mister may have been one of those one time gems. Of course, I’m up for being proved wrong.

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          Park Hae Young was on the writing team of I Live In Cheongdam Dong which is among my all time favorites. It’s a sitcom but full of humility with each episode packed with laughters and tears in equal measure. It has a niche following but not all episodes have Eng sub that makes it less accessible for the international audience. But you should be able to search articles written by its fans.

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        I wonder how many flow charts or other devices to build the intricacy. Although there’s are a few dramas touch on drama writer and their team’s works. It’d be fascinating to see one detail how they build a story up and cast the crew.

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          Ooh! You just gave me an idea. In addition to the behind the scenes videos of the actors, I’d love BTS videos of the writer, director, etc and their creation process.

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100 Days My Prince has a lot of plot holes that have me scratching my head but it’s a breezy watch so I just suspend my disbelief. They’re adorable.

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    I truly disliked the second male lead character. This Prosopagnosia trend has started to get infuriating for me, and in this particular case was really dumb. If only I could wipe him completely from the show I liked the rest of it a lot.

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      @midnight I love Kim Seon Ho so I enjoy his scenes if only to see him on my screen. But objectively I don’t understand his role, they could have done so much with him. He’s a really random character where he doesn’t do much to be deemed a second lead but he has little scenes sprinkled everywhere. But I’m still on episode 10 so maybe he’ll confuse me more. 🤷‍♀️

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        That’s it. His character is completely random with no purpose. They could have just made him a well-to-do country boy who liked the fl and had never seen the king.

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          Or they could have gotten rid of his prospognasia and when he got to the village he could have been the key to finding the prince. Alas, prospognasia it is.

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I did finish Cunning Single Lady by the way and let me just say the Gook siblings were crazy. For 3/4 of the drama the good stuff made up for its shortcomings but then the crazy was unleashed. I can’t remember the last time second leads made me want to pull my hair out or want to slap them into reason. It was an interesting premise but it just crashed and burned. The only thing I somewhat enjoyed in the end was nerdy Jung Woo having a backbone, something Ae Ra seemed to lose along the way.

And I still don’t understand the Tijuana wedding with black cars chasing them and then the impending truck of doom causing Yeo Jin to lose her husband and a leg. 🤷‍♀️

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So much pretty.

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I had a kdrama reality check where I told myself I had to stop watching so many dramas at the same time. I started 3 shows last week and kept adding more to my To Watch list. So I’ll finish what I started.

100 Days My Prince it is for now. I started only for Kim Seon Ho but the story is interesting. The balance between the cute and serious elements is really working for me so far.

I must admit though…how many times do we have to see the nurse being killed with the arrow!? Show, I get it, really.

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    I started for Kim Seon Ho but D.O stole my heart with his cuteness! I don’t need to say anything about Kim Jae-young🔥

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      Yup! I love Jae Young but I’m not feeling SLS at all since Yul is an adorable goofball. I’m just like…aw poor puppy..with JY.

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I felt the urge the rewatch this fan video of My Mister. It’s so beautifully done that I saved it on my phone last year when I found it. The voice overs and the music are ❤.

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I apologize in advance for my continuous posting but I don\’t have a job and I\’m stuck at home so let\’s just say I have a lot of free time. By the time this isolation ends (soon? 😭) you\’ll either hate or love Kim Seon Ho. Hopefully the latter.

…..but I mean he\’s funny and I don\’t think he\’s even trying

It\’s not buffering…he\’s just lost and confused.

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    I dunno where my second gif went. 🤷‍♀️ Here it is though.

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    Oh please post more! I wish everybody did that since most of us are stuck at home! Dramabeans is my happy place n I visit ten times a day to see what Beanies are watching/listening/doing …

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Did you guys know Kim Seon Ho had robbers break into his home when he was young? They stabbed his mom (she\’s okay) and he said the trauma stuck with him until he picked up acting. 😱 Full interview here.
the things I learn at midnight while browsing the internet for anything Kim Seon Ho

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Okay so my game plan is to watch everything Kim Seon Ho has been in. Cameos and all. So far…

Finished:
– Catch The Ghost
– Welcome to Waikiki 2
– Your House Helper (yes I watched this for a 30 second cameo 🤦‍♀️)
– Strongest Deliveryman
– Chief Kim

Currently Watching:
100 Days My Prince (1/16)
You Drive Me Crazy! (1/4)

Watch List:
Find Me in Your Memory
Two Cops
Feel Good to Die

I think I might just watch his clips for Feel Good to Die tbh. Plus, I have a list of other kdramas I’ve been meaning to finish, start, or rewatch.

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I went to work today and our doctors had a meeting with us to let us know they are shutting down our practice for an indefinite period of time. I\’m officially in furloughed status. 😭 Keep strong beanies.

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    I’m trying to stay positive. I’ll try filing for unemployment today and hope for the best. I’m going to self-isolate as much as possible. And I’ll marathon kdramas..just trying to make the best out of this situation. 🙂

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    Take care!

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    Take care Yongsital! Watch lots of dramas!

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I work in healthcare. Not primary care, it\’s specialty. We\’re still seeing patients, with some restrictions, but I\’m starting to get anxious. I\’m healthy and young but I\’m afraid of taking something home to my family. And at the same time I can\’t afford to not work. It\’s been a tough week beanies. I can\’t believe it\’s just Tuesday. People insist on coming in because they\’re off work and school but to me it\’s such unnecessary exposure to not just themselves but to our staff. Staying open for emergency patients seems reasonable to me but having you bring in your teenagers just to take advantage of schools being closed is so inconsiderate to others. Just stay home! Leave our schedule open for people who are experiencing pain! We\’re completely booked this week and today I had to tell one patient over the phone that my next available wasn\’t until next Monday, even though he was in really bad pain. Why are we as humans so selfish sometimes? 😔

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    I agree. That’s insensitive.
    Please stay safe!

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    😔😔😔😔😔😔
    hang in there… I’m so sorry this is happening and can only imagine how scary and stressful it is!

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I\’ve been stalking DB for the Hospital Playlist recap all weekend. I\’m iust excited about being excited for something amidst this chaos.

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Find Me In Your Memory sounds & seems like a trope-y mess based off the plot/teasers. Honestly, it\’s the plot that is meh. But I\’m still going to give it a try for the actors. And KIM SEON HO\’S CAMEO!

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I’ve had a bad week so I haven’t posted for Music March lately. Then this coronavirus is turning my lifestyle 180° Does anyone else feel like you’re in a surreal dream?

Anyways here is one of my most played jams since last year. Always cheers me up. Yuki & So Yeon 😍

(G)-idle – LION

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    Me. My life is turned upside down. And it’s not even really here yet—but it probably is, we just don’t know it.

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      Get ready. We only know in the Seattle area because of one person who decided to forge ahead without permission.

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      The not knowing is what gets my anxiety levels up. But I’m trying to keep calm and continue my routine as normally as possible.

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Just echoing everyone\’s thoughts. Hospital Playlist\’s premiere definitely delivered!!

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Music March

Day 6 – Just a song I rediscovered recently. Gives me such summer vibes but it’s still 50°F outside. 🥶 Yes, that’s freezing for me.

The All-American Rejects – The Last Song

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    I really like whatever little I’ve heard of The All-American Rejects! Nice song!

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Music March

Day 5 – Still March 5 in my part of the world. Sharing Monstar’s rendition of The Wind is Blowing. It’s originally sung by Lee Sora but this cover was wonderfully done. The story behind the scene was very touching and I remember it getting me all teary eyed when I first saw it. Their voices are beautiful.

Ha Yeon Soo & Kang Eui Sik – The Wind is Blowing

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    WOW that was beautiful and powerful. It reminded me of my mom describing how the music in church would ping back and forth as prayers responding to each other.
    These two were talking to each other through their voices .
    yes well done!!!
    Now I have to go find that show!

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    This scene is goosebumps-inducing. So raw and powerful. I especially love the way Ha Yeon-soo’s character quietly defied everyone else’s expectation to turn a blind eye.

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    This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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    Wow this is amazing, thank you for sharing. What show is this from?

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    I love this scene! It wrecked me when I saw it for the first time, the bond they formed in that moment was so beautiful to see. Ah, Monstar, what a gem you were.

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Music March

Day 4 brings the song of my teenage years. The kpop group of my teenage years. One of the first kpop songs I ever listened to in the early beginnings of my kpop journey. I remember the thrill of finding this song, laughing at their choreography (in a good way!), listening to more songs by the group, and learning the members’ names. Having a bias! I watched all their shows, music videos, performances and behind the scenes. I remembered their favorite things and their dislikes. I saw their struggle being called a recycled group. Watched them prove everyone wrong. Saw them lose a member, change their name, explore their musical style. I sat back and enjoyed every bit of it. Up until my favorite member messed up and left the group.

So everytime I watch this MV or just hear that legendary intro for this song, I’m hit with a pang of nostalgia. I grew up with this group. Not in a delusional fangirl way…but they got me through some of the most difficult years of my adolescence. They got me through my first dip into depression and managed to take my mind to a happy place. It’s sad to think how many years have gone by and how my last memory with them was not precisely a nice one. But they are still a dear memory and even if the world seems to have forgotten them. Even if I don’t hear their music as often anymore..I’ll always remember them because they were special. Thank you for all the years, Beast ~ Highlight ❤

Beast – Fiction

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    Same. They got me through a difficult time. I still have conflicting emotions when I listen to them now.

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      I find it easier to listen to their really old songs and only if I’m in a “mood.” And Junhyung’s solo..well I just can’t bring myself to. 😕

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I missed the start to Music March but better late than never. Thought it’d be a great way to kick this off with Andrea Bocelli and Marta Sanchez’s Vivo Por Ella. A beautiful ode to music itself. This song is a favorite of mine. I remember hearing it for the first time years ago and thinking it a love song only to discover it’s not! Well it is but not to a person. It’s a song to music and I think it’s amazing how the song makes you believe it’s dedicated to a person until the penultimate verse where it tells you who the subject is. That’s so ingenious in my opinion. So I’m sharing it here because, yes, music is incredibly powerful and I dedicate it to Music as well.

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    I love this song, and it is beautiful sung by Andrea and Marta.
    It was so famous after OT1, that some have almost forgotten they were the original ones singing it.

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Where\’s the Truck of Doom when you need it? #Cunning Single Lady

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    This Gook family is crazy. I can’t STAND them. They make my blood boil. I say good riddance to Seung Hyun, he was never a friend. And you know, ever considered Yeo Jin never found a man again, not because of her leg, but uh…because she’s crazy…unstable…obsessive? And I’m rolling my eyes prematurely at the noble idiocy I see on the horizon.

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      This drama made it so I could never watch Seo Kang Joon in anything else. I’m sure he’s nice and did some good stuff, but I can’t shake this character from him as an actor. I’ve never seen the one-legged lady in anything else — I’d probably turn that off too.

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        @blnmom I’m actually not a fan of SKJ either and this just sabotaged any chance of me warming up to him. Amazing how a character can have so much impact on an actor.

        LOL at the one-legged lady. This poor actress was probably traumatized by her own character. I don’t blame her.

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        This and CITT made it hard for me to watch SKJ – so I did not watch anything else he was in. Maybe I should give him a chance with I’ll Find You…….

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