Beanie level: Noble idiot

Two things that made me smile today:

1. Bom’s song ❤
2. THIS!! I love this lol.

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I rooted for you Junhyung. Even as I drew away from kpop, I kept him as a my number one bias. Praised his talent. Listened to his songs…

I’m just so disappointed and sad. *hugs beanies*

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    I had a feeling it wasn’t going to end well for him being so close to the perpetrator. I wonder if it was a unilateral decision (for him to leave Highlight) or one that all the members agreed to. I have a very pragmatic view of the world and largely unemotional as well. In my mind, he was a bystander. There are real criminals, real corruption, and real victims of this. He’s just a pawn in the whole game, and not even that. What he did I’m sure thousands or hundreds of thousands have done and will continue to do. Of course, it’s still shameful and disgusting, but is it really unforgivable? Just putting that question out there before we crucify every kpop artist on the periphery of this scandal. I’m sure it won’t end well for Roy Kim either. Just waiting for that shoe to drop.

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      Yeah, I guess it’s not unforgivable but for me it’ll be hard to separate this from his music, even if he was a bystander. I’m disappointed but I’ll get over it soon enough and move on though. Can’t bring myself to stan him again but I appreciate that he spoke up and wish he sincerely accepts whatever punishment necessary, whether it’s legally and/or morally.

      And you know…I’ve never bought the ‘star persona’ of celebrities 100% anyway. I’m sure this mindset saved me additional disappointment.

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        Me neither. Well, except if Park Bo Gum or Gong Yoo ever fall from grace, there no hope for humanity.

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      Thanks Ally! This is exactly how I feel.

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        actually, its not that he spoke up out of guilt, his name has been doing the rounds, evidence is there framing him of being a knowledgeable party.. there really was no escape.. this step is good i think from legal perspective and plead guilty, seek leniency..

        people are crucified for much less.. and he isn’t even RICH Seungri to save himself..

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      Ally may I gently say I disagree with you? Because I’m not a fan, it’s so much easier for me to disagree, and for that – I apologize.

      He didn’t have to be the hero exposing JJY, but the fact that he knew and saw videos and commented inappropriately and stayed friends with JJY says a lot about his character. These are not ordinary videos right? They’re of sexual assault and rape.

      You’re right – he may be forgiven by fans and the public eventually. But what he has done isn’t a small thing. At best he’s an enabler – that’s the kindest word I can find.

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        Totally agree with you. Watching and commenting on this videos/illicit acts is enabling sexual violence. He doesn’t deserve a pat on the back for doing the bare minimum.

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        True, I agree he certainly has a character problem, and I agree that they aren’t “ordinary” videos likely either. I have a feeling what he watched was also back in 2015 of the sex tape the public already knew about which was just filmed without the consent of the woman, not necessarily rape. It’s just a conjecture. But is any sex tape ordinary? What are people really watching when they watch these? I’m sure there is a lot of coercion going on regardless. He should be ashamed and I sincerely hope he loses sleep and money over this, he pays some type of penance, and does something to make up for his indiscretions, hopefully for the victims and their plight. This is much bigger than these kpop stars though. The are just the tip of the iceberg.

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      This is from the past case right? Seriously I’m so sad, mad and ashame. But he confess anything that he know, even when he stay away from JJY since 2016 or since JJY sent him a hidden cam video, he still wrong about thinking that JJY and hidden cam are not a big problem.
      I just hope that he keep stay with AU Entertainment, he is one of the CEO and accompany Highlight in the future.

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        He’s already left the company and group according to the media.

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    Me too. Very sad.

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NOOO I THINK I JUST SPOILED MYSELF FOR THE CROWNED CLOWN. no no no *erase erase brain erase you read nothing* bye fanwall until I catch up

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Beanies, you’re tempting me to watch The Last Empress!! This anti-hero Emperor flooding the wall is intriguing me. I have to finish Just Dance though…and I wanted to try The Crowned Clown too.

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I’m tempted to start Joseon X Files for KJH, but beanies…is it supernatural creepy or more sci-fi? Or both? Is it gory? I’m a tad of a scaredy cat. I can do creepy to a minimal level.

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I….*ehem*..have a new crush.

And then I realized his upcoming drama was with Park Shi Hoo.☹😫

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Guys I absolutely loved Miss Korea. It’s a relatively simple story but there’s just a special charm to it. It breaks boundaries and tropes I’ve always complained about. Imma rave….

How AH-MAZING was Oh Ji Young?! I sighed and mumbled when HJ made the deal to break up with her and then she found out…and I was all *eyeroll* here comes the trope. Cue the 2 episode dose of separation and angst. But nope! 1. she confronted him about it asap and didn’t pretend she didn’t know and just give him the cold-shoulder and 2. she straight out told him she could care less what he had bargained, she’d continue liking him because it’s HER choice. THANK YOU!! MISS KOREA WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING THAT I HADN’T WATCHED YOU? Like, sure, if you want to be the ‘noble idiot’ and give up so be it. But Ji Young was sure of her feelings and what she wanted. Heck, she knew his feelings but he didn’t want to own up to them till the e d.

They’re her feelings and he can’t control them by simply flicking a switch up or down. He has no right to decide what’s ‘best’ for her. Her entire dialogue in that discussion is phenomenal for me. She highlights how their relationship was given a second chance and how she was determined, just as much as she was with winning Miss Korea, to see it through to the ‘second and final round.’ And it was superbly cute how she said “hey! why do you think I’d stop liking you? You think I’m the most beautiful woman in the world and you walk on eggshells around me!” How cute is that?

And he’s SO smitten by her. He was a huge jerk at the beginning and I was incredibly disappointed in him when we learned why they broke up and how he dealt with the situation then and the years following. But I, again, appreciated how Ji Young would snap back at him and jab at his ego. You deserved that man.

Of course, they progressed past all of that but even in the latter part of the drama, I appreciated how sincere and straightforward they were with each other. They weren’t the young lovebirds from high school anymore. They shifted into what I thought was a more mature and founded relationship. One where they found happiness in seeing the other doing what they loved or being successful even if they themselves weren’t in the situation they’d like. Unlike the past when he looked down on her for her ‘dreams,’ or lack thereof. I feel like Miss Korea did a good job of portraying a more, say, realistic relationship. It’s not all cotton candy and kisses. Relationships can be complicated but at the same time simple. They’re both and JY and HJ did so so so well playing it out. 

And overall Miss Korea had this tinge of nostalgia and positivism at the same time? I don’t know if it was nostalgic simply because of the era but there was something so down to earth about it. Maybe it was just refreshing not seeing all the technology we’ve grown so used to being surrounded by or the simplicity of life back then. And then every success, whether for Vivi or Ji Young made me incredibly happy. I know they’re fictional characters but seeing their struggles and then watching them fight back even when they were literally being pushed to the end…it got to me. I honestly don’t understand why. Underdog stories are nice, sometimes cheesy, but none has had the impact Miss Korea did. I cried with them, even the simplest moments, and then I laughed with them.

I loved this drama. I always say that even my favorite kdramas have flaws so I acknowledge the ones in Miss Korea. Yet it definitely cemented itself as one of my top dramas. Ji Young is one of my favorite female leads ever and I wish we had more like her. Stronger by the end of the story’s trajectory and it wasn’t because of HJ. He did encourage her and I hold him dear for the sweet things he would say to her. But Ji Young was the owner of her trajectory and growth. Miss Korea is definitely a gem I’ll hold dear in my kdrama fangirl heart. ❤

PS. The secondary otp was adorable and pleasantly unexpected.

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    I love Miss Korea so so SO much, and the second couple is one of the absolute best ever!

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    *adds to my watch list* this sounds so good 🙂

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      It really is! I could rave on and on about it. Definitely worth a shot.

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    Wow! So surprised to see Miss Korea getting some love here. This drama started and ended the exact same time My Love from the Stars did and you know what buzz that drama generated. Miss Korea got completely lost and buried. It was so unfortunate because as understated this drama is, it does have a great unconventional story, a winning OTP, and a cast of veteran actors who really elevated this heartwarming story.

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      @sadie Interestingly enough, I tend to watch the ‘buried’ dramas but I missed out on this one. And I didn’t even watch MLFTS! I’m glad I made my way around to it though.

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        So how did you stumble upon Miss Korea 5 years after its premiere?

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          @sadie Ooh! Just saw this! After My Ajusshi I kind of went into a LSK spree.😁 I watched Pasta but it was meh and finally got around to Miss Korea. Honestly, I do remember hearing good things about it back when it aired but I never thought it’d be something I’d enjoy. And here I am now, in love with this drama.

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    Good show. I especially liked the scene at the gas station in the final ep.

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    Miss Korea is the reason why Lee Yeon Hee, despite the constant bad acting rap, will forever be in my good graces. She was just so good here (and oh so beautiful) and delivered the right amount of toughness and vulnerability into her portrayal of Oh Ji Young.

    I also loved the bickering fairy godmothers who want nothing but the best for their beauty queens. (Also enjoyed the somewhat mother-daughter relationship between Ji Young and Madam Ma.) Actually, this drama probably has the best supporting cast that I’ve watched, from Ji Young’s family to the Vivi cosmetics team.

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      I was nervous about Lee Yeon Hee prior to the airing precisely because of all the criticism on her acting. She surprised everyone. And her chemistry with LSK really worked, too. Haven’t followed any of her projects since. Did she continue to improve in her roles after Miss Korea?

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        I would have to say that Miss Korea remains to be LYH’s best work. I recently watched her in Reunited Worlds and thought her performance uneven, as she appeared quite stiff in several scenes. She didn’t really have good chemistry with the two male actors that she was paired with. She was also unfortunately overshadowed by Jung Chaeyeon, who played her younger counterpart. However, I think she was great in the comedic scenes and when emoting. (I haven’t seen The Package yet so I can’t really say if she performed better in this drama.)

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So when is this Junhyung coffee drama gonna air? Because I need him in my life again even if the plot sounds meh.

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Started Miss Korea and I am hooked! My favorite are the flashbacks and I NEED to know what went wrong bc they were so cute (their chemistry!!)

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    Miss Korea is such an understated gem full of interesting and well-developed characters. Enjoy the journey. ☺

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      And a record best secondery couple! Loved this show!

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      The dialogues are so…open and straightforward. Love it. It’s refreshing and makes me laugh sometimes.

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        I find it very easy for me to fall for the dialogue in writer Seo Sook-hyang’s dramas (Miss Korea, Jealousy Incarnate, Wok of Love). She has a way to create dialogues that can elevate an otherwise ordinary story.

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          Don’t forget Pasta. It was my gateway to Korean dramas and I was blown away by how much I was able to relate to the characters through their dialogues. I remember thinking that this writer really knew how to speak to me directly.

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    One of my favorite dramas ever. The main reason why Lee Yeon Hee will forever be in my good graces.

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I\’M ALIVE FELLOW BEANIES! I must have been gone for over a month? Anyways I need a drama recommendation asap.

My Dramalist…
https://mydramalist.com/dramalist/yongsital

I wanna watch something new. It can be a recent, old, or currently airing drama. I honestly just need something to watch.

Ahhh and Hug Me and Life on Mars are..on hold?? I guess…

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    Some dramas not on your listed that I really enjoyed:
    Healer
    You From Another Star
    City Hunter
    Go Back Couple
    Another Miss Oh
    Just One Smile is Very Alluring / Love O2O (Chinese)
    Drinking Solo
    One Percent of Something (2016 version)
    Weightlifting Fairy Kim Buk Joo
    Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (Chinese)
    My Sunshine (Chinese)
    Boss and Me (Chinese)
    Autumn Concerto (Taiwan)

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      I had a bad experience with cdramas that I’ve never picked one up again lol. I’m sure I got one of the really bad ones though. From your non-k list, which is more fluffy? I’m kinda in the mood for fluff.

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        Definitely Love O2O is the least angsty.

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        3 of the C-dramas that I listed were based on novels by Gu Man
        – Love O2O
        – My Sunshine
        – Boss and Me

        The tone of her novels are never angsty but certain plotlines were added to the dramas to add some conflict/angst but nothing over the top. Gu Man was also drama screenwriter for Love O2O and My Sunshine.

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    Hi, welcome back! Most people here (including me) like 30 but 17. I personally enjoyed very much Your House Helper and Let’s Eat 3.

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      I’ve read recaps here and there for LE3 and heard it was different. I didn’t care for S2 but BJH is adorable so I may give it a try…although I already know the ending and I can foretell I’ll be disappointed. But DJ & BJH!! And foooddd!

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    I’ve looked through your list and didn’t see Chicago type writer? you could try that one? And I didn’t see much SIG shows ie I remember you, Shopping King Louis, Police Unit 38

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      I started CT but the ghost thing wasn’t my thing..? Is I Remember You the one with Jang Nara…and Bogum?

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        I also didn’t know what was going on about the ghost thing but if you can get past that, its actually really good. And, yes, that’s I Remember You!

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    Welcome back!

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    Hi 🙋

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Thanks to Beanies sharing their love for Jung Kyung Ho I remembered Smile, You. The drama that made a JKH fan out of me. I first saw him in Missing 9 l, which I dropped because it went downhill. But I needed my dose of my newfound crush, so off I went to watch his other works. I tried OMHE but I dropped it too. I like him. I like Jang Nara. But I just didn’t like the drama (he was so swoony though and disguising as a pregnant woman… I can’t even lol).

So I came across Smile, You. I very rarely watch long dramas and much less family-centered dramas. But OH MY GOODNESS! It turned out to be one of my favorite dramas. The parents’ stories were sometimes a bit meh because they acted more immature than their children. But the OTP was incredibly memorable..their chemistry!! I loved how Lee Min Jung played her character. She was so up front about her feelings and although a bit spoiled, she was actually the most mature out of her family (well, after her sister but gosh her older sister was so dreary). Kyung Ho is hilarious beta lead material. The second lead is actually my favorite second lead. He’s not the cookie cut second lead we always see so he was definitely refreshing. And amidst the parents being immature it was nice to watch how they begrudgingly became one big family.

I’d definitely recommend it to any Beanies who haven’t watched it. It has its missteps but it’s an easy watch, funny…..oh and did I mention the chemistry between the OTP? 😍




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    I first saw him in Heartless City. I would recommend that if you haven’t seen it

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      I’ve heard great things about Heartless City. I think I’ll finally get to it but after LOM ends. That way I can have more KH for a longer period of time. Oh..and I also want to watch Prison Playbook.

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        I’m currently watching LOM and PP but I just can’t get enough of JKH. After PP, I’m gonna watch Heartless City <3

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        I haven’t seen Smile, You. I get scared away but long episode counts, but I’m sure it’d be worth the commitment

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          It’s definitely worth it! You get to see a relationship starting from zero to well into the future. The different stages are a delight to watch.

          I think a lot of his admirers skirt around Smile, You precisely because of the length. I almost did myself! But I never regretted it!

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    This OTP has the best relationship! I’ve been wanting to rewatch for them, but it’s no longer available for me on viki. 😢

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      I watched it on ‘another website.’ 😅 But yes! Their relationship was more realistic than many we get in kdramas. They seemed like a real couple! Great, now I feel like rewatching it too!

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    I like Lee Min Jung and this looks funny. Thanks!

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Someone needs to GIF cutie Officer Yoon raising her hand in episode 8 when she had information to offer. She\’s SO CUTE I 💜 her to the moon and back….get it..planets..moon…mars.

Ok sorry. These are the side effects of watching episode 8 of LOM. I\’m mind blown and idk what to think or feel. And my brain started analyzing how the past is or is not affecting the future. Paradox? But then again I don\’t even know if he DID time travel. I\’m just going in circles.

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Beanies, I\’ve finally gotten back to Come Here and Hug Me. I watched like 15 minutes of it two weeks ago and finally got the motivation to get back to it. I\’ve been excited about it ever since beanies started raving about it but I\’ve just had meh levels of motivation for all dramas (thank you LOM for reviving my kdrama love).

Anyways, finished through episode 2 and GURLLLL! Like okay back in the day you could wander around in the streets more freely so I\’ll let it pass a little. But it was raining! And dark! And a new town! *side-eyes Mom* And then she walks into someone\’s property! Goes down a dark creepy basement! By herself!!! 🤯 I\’m absolutely mind-blown! I mean I\’m not saying its unrealistic because it is. Sometimes youngsters don\’t comprehend or discern when a situation could be dangerous. But I kept yelling \”noooooo don\’t do that…no don\’t open the gate…nooooooooooo don\’t go down there by yourself!…go for mom!…just go home!! Gahh. *side-eyes Mom again*

But yeah. Definitely has my attention, this drama.

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Soooo I wrote something again. Just, ya’ know, ways to cope from My Ajusshi Withdrawal (yes, I’m still coping fyi). I tell myself I’ll never write again and I go at it again. *hides in embarrassment* I’ll probably regret posting it tomorrow morning ahhaha.

https://archiveofourown.org/works/15067820

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    No!!! Why would you never write again, this was so good. This closure was so needed. Plus, I really liked how you mentioned that Ji Ah and Dong Hoon still keep in touch.

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      Heh it’s just that I always struggle with putting into words what I envision. But thanks! 😊 And ofc they keep in touch! I couldn’t have it any other way.

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      I’m with Nerdy– you should definitely keep writing! I’m jealous of people who have a talent for writing fiction.

      And thanks for this– I’m truly grateful to have this perfect closure scene for Ki-beom and Ji-an. I love that Halmoni’s words reached Ki-beom’s heart, too.

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Sometimes I feel like the lonely beanie that never watches the ‘hit shows.’ I just sit here watching the relatively nugu or low hype shows or in a drama slump altogether.

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    Whatcha watching?

    Love this gif. We don’t see nearly enough Kim Seul-gi on our screens.

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      Life on Mars. I started Hug but I have no time to keep watching!

      She’s adorably awesome, isn’t she? 💜

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    Hey! You never know what dramas the other person is liking or enjoying so whatever you like just rave about it. You’ll surely find at least 1 beanie to gush about the drama together. 😀

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      True, true. Sometimes I just don’t have time to post though so I rely on reading the fanwall only and am not lucky with timing when beanies post about shows I’m watching.😭 It’s okay though. It’s still nice to see beanies enjoying their dramas.

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        What ever you’re watching and if you have time just post about it. it’ll be good to hear about your reviews. ❤

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    I don’t need to watch the ‘hit’ show about what’s wrong with the vice-president. I just check the fanwall. LOL.

    I’m slowly pulling myself out a slump by venturing outside of my comfort zone… i.e.: Life on Mars, Are You Human Too?

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    Don’t worry about it at all! Just watch what you enjoy and find interesting! 🙂

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    I feel you, I never watch a currently airing drama, I usually wait until it’s either done, or a few months/years later. Can I sit with you on the bench, there? 🙂

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      Sure! We can share or you can have the red bench all to yourself if you want! 🤗

      See, I never get around to watching most of the popular DB dramas, even after they finish airing. Goblin, DOTS, Healer, BTIOFL, and now WWWSK. 😅 I’ve tried. I really have. But they’re not my cup of tea I suppose. I’ve simply become such a picky kdrama fan I roll my eyes at myself sometimes lol.

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        I’m glad I watched Goblin and Healer. Healer is my favorite. I haven’t seen DOTS yet.

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    I understand the feeling ~ When I watch old shows it’s nearly never something any one else is watching. Also there are so many popular dramas referenced that I have never seen and frankly have no interest in watching.

    Just keep doing you. Watching dramas is meant to be relaxing, and if you want another to fangirl with you just post a funny gif or cute pic and likely fangirls will respond regardless of if we’ve watched it. ^_^ Never alone on DB! Fighting!

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    I feel you! There were hit dramas I tried to watch but they were not my cup of tea… You just gotta watch what you enjoy. 🙂

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    Liking a low hype show is lonely indeed (see: beautiful mind). Hope that there are more shows that you’d like coming soon! Life on mars is actually quite raved on the fanwall.

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I wish someone could erase My Ajusshi from my memory just so I could watch it and relive it as if it were my first time watching it.

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Story time with me but not a fancy fun one like beanies’ with gifs. 😁

Since I have a drama slump I decided to go back and recount all the kdramas I love. My Ajusshi moved me to indescribable levels. It’s a gem and I added it to my small list of ultimate favorite drama list. There is just a handful of dramas I love so much that I can overlook their weaknesses. One such drama is Beautiful Mind. Okay so I’m 99% sure that no one else loves BM as much as I do. I ADORE this drama. Yes, it had its flaws but it just hit all the right notes for me. It was my first encounter with all the leads and thus I became a fan of PSD, JH, and YHM. I was so obsessed with the drama when it was airing. Every other word out of my mouth was related to BM and my beloved wifi couple. I camped at Soompi and read every single post there. Posted about it 24/7. It was a severe case of kdrama obsession. And then it ended (don’t get me started on the episode cut). So you’d think it was over, right? NOPE. Idk if I should feel embarrassed but I rewatched it 4 times in the span of two months and refused to watch anything else. Then I rewatched it with Spanish subs because why not? But it didn’t end there!

A few months after it aired I saw some kfans on Twitter where making a fanbook for BM. With my limited Korean I tried to figure out what they were talking about. Then I mustered up the courage to ask! Gosh, if my understanding is limited, my writing skills are a mess! But I took out my dictionary and asked what it was about. The kfan was super nice, thankfully (she was also happily surprised that an international fan noticed their project). 😭 So pretty much it was going to be a book with fanfics, a comic, fanart, and a photocard. I complimented her/them on their work based on the samples they had tweeted and envied kfans who were going to get ahold of it. So I moved on….for a few days until I decided I needed the book! Cue another session with my dictionary. I asked if she would ship it to the US. Yup! But then came the dilemma of how I was going to pay for it. PayPal. (As you may imagine my dictionary never abandoned my side for days.) We had difficulties figuring PayPal out and yes I had a long Twitter conversation with her ALL in Korean. My brain was fried by the time we figured it out. And tada! Two weeks later I received my package!! And she sent me 2 extra photocards! So my little BM fanbook is such a treasure for me. Not only because it’s about one of my favorite dramas but also because of all the effort I had to go through to get my hands on it. The comic is super cute and very in tune with the characters. The fanfics are longggg. I don’t understand them entirely but I got the gist of them. One day my Korean will be 100% and I’ll understand them though! …Or maybe one day I’ll find someone to translate it for me Haha. And the fanart! Gosh its gorgeous.

So yes. This has got to be the drama I went completely bonkers for and when I look back I just shake my head and laugh at myself. But meh. It was worth it.

Sidenote: I ended up learning that in Korea they make these type of fanbooks for different shows, games, original stories and all the different fandoms get together and have a little festival of sorts. They each have their own little booth where they sell their creations. I saw pictures of it and I thought it was really neat. The Lee Young Oh in me wondered how legal it was because sometimes, such as was the case with the BM fanbook, the characters aren’t their original works obviously.🙊 But they had it on a college campus so maybe it’s okay. Who knows lol.

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    I love BM too but definitely not at your level. The fanart is really nice.

    Btw, just curious -may I know what’s behind your handle?

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      Yeah I admit I like it to a possible delulu level. 🙃

      “yong” from Yong Junhyung (kpop Highlights bias) and “-sital” from Gaksital (matter of fact one of the other dramas that fall into the ultimate favorite category) I made up this username years ago when I was on a Gaksital high and it just stuck.

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        Great handle! I won’t pretend I know kpop but yeah Gaksital was a great drama.

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        I appreciate your Yong handle! Yay for Highlight! I was listening to him almost exclusively yesterday in my Rabb.it room. There’s a Beanie presence there if you want them join us. @bamgent started it so go through her wall to see what’s up! And your story is amazing. What we fans will do for our favorite dramas!

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          Aw yes all the love for Highlight! Hmm have I done anything crazy for them? 🤔 I mostly just spent a good portion of my teenage years fangirling them on tumblr/twitter/onehallyu. Hours..and hours…and hours gosh.

          Cool! I’ll definitely check it out when I have a bit more time. Thanks!!

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    What a sweet story!!
    I love the fan art, thank you for sharing!!

    Awwww! ^^ <3 <3

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    Wow, nice 💖💖💖
    You go girl 😍😍😍😍😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

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    Wow! I got around to watching BM recently and loved its complex narrative but it’s impressive that you held entire convos in Korean and got such a gorgeous fan made package/story!

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      I believe I read your BM review a few days ago. It was such a delight seeing it mentioned on the fanwall. I actually kinda regret not taking screenshots of my conversation before deleting my Twitter account. Oh well lol.

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        Noo you deleted memories! 😭 I’d have screenshotted it to show off my determination and language skills to others. Like “look at this. I held entire convos in Korean with an actual Korean!” 😂

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    I loved this drama so much, it will forever have a special place in my heart.
    I would also never forgive KBS2 for cutting it, I even remember -probably- starting the whole hate wave against Doctors (…sorry to its fans by the way). This is how mad I was when my favorite show wasn’t getting good ratings.
    I doubt I would be able to read the fanfics, but I really hope that someday I will get to learn korean and ask you where I can find this fanbook

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      KBS and I still have an unsettled grudge. Personally I feel that PSD’s late entry into the show was a factor in how everything unfolded. I mean I would never swap her out with another actress but it did delay BM’s run. But the production company for Cinderella held her back for what I think were ridiculous reasons. It’s unfortunate because that drama ended up being incredibly lackluster compared to BM.
      I’ll share the comic with you one of these days. It’s short, cute, and this I do understand 100%. 😉

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        After BM ended with an episode cut, I was heartbroken and scouring the internet for fanfics. Glad to know that there’s a korean following for our wifi couple! If anyone sees this and decides to write a fanfic for this show, chaebal let me know!

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          And thanks @yongsital for sharing this lovely story! The length you go for BM is inspiring. 🙆🏻‍♀️ Enjoy reading the fanbook!

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            @delphy010 Whaaaatt?!?! Lol! We must be kindred spirits of sorts (you like Highlight too!).

            See I also stalk(ed) your fanfic every now and then for the same reasons. 😄 It was adorable and I loved YO’s thought process. And aww thanks.

            …I’m still in shock over this realization tbh. Actually this is starting to remind me of kdramas where the leads were destined to meet, etc etc. 😉

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            Ikr @yongsital! What are the odds that the only two bm fanfic writers would find each other
            LOL. I’m still in shock too. This feels like some sort of un myeong. *Runs into your arms*

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          There’s like 2 fanfics?

          Little one-shot:
          https://archiveofourown.org/works/10416255?view_adult=true

          Hehe and I forgot to add “writing fanfiction” as part of my BM obsession. Here’s mine 😊:

          https://archiveofourown.org/works/7695832

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            Oh my gosh. The other fanfic is written by me. Hahahahaha…

            I remember your fanfic and enjoyed it so much! The quirks of youngoh and jinsung are so on point and your story brought me more closure than the drama’s ending.

            I checked and read it a few times hoping this writer-nim would add more chapters to it.
            Ahhh @yongsital i can’t believe this.

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            I wanted to read them before replying.
            I had a lot of fun reading them, and I loved how comfortable they were with each other and how simple the scenarios were. KDramas really need to spend more time on writing relationships after the leads become a couple.
            Thanks for recommending such a sweet and cute stories. ^.^

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    This is so cute! I applaud your efforts in contacting them, and to whomever replied to your tweets, they’re awesome for responding to you.

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      She was awesome. She even shared our convos (the compliments to their work) with her project buddies.

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    Ahh what a great story. 🙂 I liked BM too. Glad you got the fanbook! I didn’t know they made them. The artwork is so nice.

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    I never knew about people making fanbooks before. That’s so cool 🙂 All the translating work you had to do to get the fanbook is making me interested in the show 🙂

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      Do give it a try one day!!!!!!!! Like I said, I love every minute of it but I (begrudgingly) accept that it gets incredibly good at episode 5. Some viewers found the first few episodes boring or frustrating because of the girl but I loved her from day one so I didn’t feel that way. The OTP is super cute btw.

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    I mean I could totally talk BM for four hours with you. Lol. Where were you during my BM high? I actually got my mom to watch it and she absolutely loved it!

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    Fancy that. JBL is another fave. Seems like we have similar tastes.👍

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OH!! But I did finally finish Chief Kim! It took me like 3 months? It’s not that I didn’t like it, I just enjoyed it slowly. The BROMANCE. “Ah, so this is THE BROMANCE everyone raved about when it aired.” That was me throughout the drama. Gosh Junho and NGM are amazing together. We got so much bromance but I wanted more!

I guess that’s why I’m a bit ‘meh’ about WOL. I was super excited to see Junho and Hyuk together but it’s not what I wanted. I mean there IS a blossoming bromance in WOK but it’s like a flimsy noodle (yes I used a food comparison because it’s a food drama) compared to the on-screen chemistry between Junho×NGM. But that may be writing? Idk. *whispers* Thank you beanies for being all chill about the two OTPs. Other forums/platforms are getting a bit too defensive for my taste. I love how DB is always my little haven where beanies respectfully (be it towards beanies or the actors themselves) give their opinions. Enjoy one of my favorite CK bromance scenes as a gift. 💜 Look at them. Cuties.

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    I LOVED this scene!! 😀

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    Good that you stuck with Chief Kim and were rewarded with the awesome bromance. 😀 I think it’s a good sign when we are left wanting more good stuff (rather than suffering from indigestion after eating too much). I imagined a sequel for these two in my mind after the drama, as well as for the tiny baseball ship. ⚾

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      oh that tiny baseball ship 😍😍

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      Exactly. Chief Kim is one of those rare dramas where you end up caring for all the characters. Ha Kyung was smart and funny, Ga Eun was adorable, Myung Suk had a great redemption arc, etc. A sequel would be so much fun! Which btw was it just me or did the prosecutor guy have a crush on Ga Eun?

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        Myung Suk! 💜
        Haha I thought prosecutor guy was terrified and curious about this crazy girl, which we all know is the first stage of a crush in dramaland 😂

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    ❤️❤️❤️

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    Not only this bromance…but also that was between NGM and DH. Also the bromance between NGM and department chief . This series was full of wonderful friendships and bromance.

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      Oh gosh yes! I liked how SR and Chief had such an honest friendship to the point where they freely cried in front of each other or together. And I loved how Myung Suk was all “don’t die…not because I care about you…but ya’ know I don’t like the food at funerals.” 😂 Bromances for the win!

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So…I think I\’m in a mini drama slump of sorts. I\’m behind 3 (6) episodes of WOL. I\’ve had time but no motivation. I want to start Hug but again no motivation. I\’m just listening to My Ajusshi\’s OST on repeat tbh.

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This will probably be Junho’s favorite co-star EVER. Is it weird that I’m anticipating this scene with a kitten the most?

Which…I really need to catch up with WOL.

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    I dropped this… but this is tempting…..

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      I’m behind several episodes but I’m going to catch up just to see the kitty×Junho scene next week. Who knew a kitten could incite such excitement?

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      PS. Everytime I see you on the fanwall or comment I smile because of your DP. Jian 💜💜💜💜

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        Awww thank you!! Or you’re welcome? Both! Haha.

        Her smiling face makes me happy, too~

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    OH MY GOD , JUNHO WITH A CAT ??? , I need to go watch the last episode right now .

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      Junho With A Cat will be the next thing to be trademarked after Junho With Food. 😄 Although that screenshot is from the preview for next week.

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