Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

But my favorite Palme D’Or-winning movie has got to be #Shoplifters directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda of Japan. It found a place in my heart and it still aches when I remember the movie. If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend it.

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    adored the characters and the setup in the first half but the ending made me so mad that it erased all my good feelings for it.

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      For me, it was a good kind of hurt. Sakura Ando’s performance rubbed me raw. I wanted to reach into the screen and just hug her. The ending was a shitty situation and it was supposed to be just to drive the point of the movie that right/legal isn’t always good and that sometimes the family you create for yourself is better than the family you are born into. In the end, they were a family and I think both of the kids know and will remember that. 💕

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        it was just so unfair! I get that the social workers would decide to take the kids away and that law and what works in practice don’t necessarily align. But the way the social workers systematically tore their relationships apart, making them believe everything was fake and not worth anything… that was just plain cruel. More than anything, I was mad about how the female half of the family ended up so much worse than the male half… with the mother figure going to jail to protect the ‘dad’ and the little girl being returned to her horrid abusive family.

        It was the film that made me feel the most emotion in a very long time… had hours long conversations about it with my friends afterward, but even months later I see red thinking about that ending

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          That’s life in Japan for you. It’s still very patriarchal and I think the social workers just assumed the worst when it’s far from the truth just because the circumstances lead them to believe so. The movie was controversial because Japan didn’t want to broadcast its poverty. This movie has done its job when people become uncomfortable and start talking about the issues they find in the film. Us, being so struck about it even months after means the movie was successful in its purpose. 🙂

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    Ando Sakura’s performance left a big impression on me. I was watching a drama where she was the lead (Manpuku) and she had a different style of acting that I was surprised to see her being this good in Shoplifting. Such an excellent actress!

    (The movie and the whole cast were wonderful too.)

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    this movie was so so so good!

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While watching, I didn’t know where the story will go and I was surprised at every turn. Bong Joon Ho just knows how to make movies that, to borrow Son Beom Soo’s words, “make my heart flop.” #Parasite

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    It was an amazing film to see. It kept me guessing till the end.

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These two are cute. 😊 But that ending though? 🤔
#BeMelodramatic #MeloSuitsMe


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    It made me look back at their cute scenes with an other eye. The girl was his girlfriend, wasn’t she?

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      mm, she is his girlfriend… was reading early casting news that he gonna feel conflicted feelings as Han jo have opposite personality to his girlfriend. I hope this is not gonna be dragged out for long, because to me it is frustrating seeing someone being caught in the middle if it is a prolonged situation. I hope he still can have some dignity left and manage to make a clear choice in the end 🙂

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        I hope too. Han Joo already had bad experience with her son’s dad and the girlfriend deserves the truth.

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I’m rooting for these two! 🤣
#BeMelodramatic #MeloSuitsMe
The story and emotions in this drama ebb and flow so naturally. I hope they keep it up! ❤️


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This is probably the only photo of Wang Yi Bo in black while promoting #TheUntamed. Lan Zhan usually wears white and the lightest of blues.

I was surprised to learn that he is actually in a KPop boy group (UNIQ) and that he is bandmates with Kim Sung Joo who played the main vocalist for Crude Play in The Liar and His Lover and hacker Ra Do Woo in My Secret Terrius.

Oh, hi there, Xiao Zhan!

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    My current crack drama.

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      It’s not Love & Destiny? 😄

      The Untamed is love!

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        Is Love & Destiny good? Do I need to watch Eternal Love before watching it? Because that’s proving to be a challenge. Haha

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          Not watching Love and Destiny, but I think Jen is. The Eternal Love is addictive! Mark Chao is awesome.

          Are you watching The Untamed? It’s my current crack as well.

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            I am! Still on Episode 10 and now I can only watch on weekends and maybe sneak an episode or two when I get home from work. I will try Eternal Love after The Untamed. I always say this but I haven’t even finished an episode. I always pause then drop. Hahaha Maybe, someday…

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          You do not need to watch Eternal Love before watching Love and Destiny. They are just in the same world.

          And Giegie is right. Mark Chao is awesome and 😍 in Etenal Love.

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        The subs for Love and Destiny are slow. I’m waiting for more subbed episodes before continuing.

        The Untamed is love. I’ve been fangirling like crazy with Kimbapnoona. I’m currently flipping through the manhwa. I’m caught up with all the subbed episodes. I’m tempted to watch it raw but I also don’t want it to end. 🤣

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          Ohh she too is watching it? 😍 WangXian is ❤️❤️❤️! Manhwa is the anime version right? Where are you watching? I know season 2 is currently airing but I don’t know if subs are available. I saw subbed eps for S1 but I decided to wait for S2 to air before starting.

          And did you read the novel?

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          Manhwa is the comic version, sorry 😅 I am caught up as well, and re-reading the novel. I can’t get enough of WangXian. 😄

          I was just watching ep 43 and the feels! When Lan ZiChen told Wie Wu Xian tha Lan Zhan called him his soulmate. I ınternally screamed, and the scene after that…the falling snow and WuJi/WangXian bgm…I can talk about this drama all day haha

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            @kimbapnoona is done watching The Untamed. I believe she’s reading the novel and watching the anime.

            I have not read the novel yet, but I do plan on doing that soon.

            Ep 43 was sooo good. The thank you and I’m sorry scene, I’ve watched and rewatched and least three times. I even screen recorded it. 😂

            Same Giegie, i can declare that Kimbapnoona and myself can talk about this all day.

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          Thank you for the link, it’s where I’m reading the novel as well. Speaking of the novel, final extra chapter is up but I don’t want to read it yet. I don’t want it to end yet. ;(

          You should read the novel, Jen! It is sooo good! You can ask Kimbapnoona. I’m going to watch the anime next.

          Linda & News are going gaga over the novel/drama as well. We were just talking about it in WWW comment section lol

          Now I’m off to watch the thank you and I’m sorry scene before I go to sleep. And I just watched ep 46 where WWX’s golden core gets revealed and LZ crying after finding out about it. I swear LZ’s feelings are stronger than WWX’s. And he’s so obvious.

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            I will start the novel very soon. I read the prologue the other day.

            I saw the gushing in the WWW. I love every moment of it. ♥️

            Ep 46 was so good. I was crying along with LZ. So so so good. I love LZ even more now that he’s decided to stand by WWX no matter what.

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            @jenmole You should! ^^

            The scene where drunk Lan Zhan tells WWX he regrets not standing on his side during the Nightless hunt made me cry. Because in the novel it’s different. They make out lol. But that’s why I love the writer. Those censored scenes are replaced with meaningful than kisses and make out (their make out scene is hot though lol) scenarios. I love how the writer came up with those scenes. Instead of the blindfolded kiss we get Lan Zhan’s “Who am I to you?” you to Wei Ying, make out scene is replaced with LZ telling WY his regrets. And details like Wei Ying not saying the words “thank you” & “I’m sorry” to LZ out loud. Because LZ doesn’t him saying those words to him. He believes those words are not necessary between them. And the list goes on…and I can’t seem to stop talking about the show. I better stop now! 😂

            P.S. The core reveal is so well done and detailed. It’s better than the scene inthe novel. Yeah, I’m still talking…lol

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            @giegie0384 I started the novel! I’m only three chapters in. I can’t wait to keep reading. I don’t mind you talking about this over and over. I am so in love with this drama and everything about it.

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            @giegie0384
            I am only on chapter 30 of the novel but couldn’t wait to read the postscripts for all the steamy bits……and as I was telling @jenmole that the story escalates from 😉 to😯to 😱really quickly!! 🙈🙈🙈

            I am watching the anime too! Basically The Untamed is the biggest deepest rabbit hole ever!!🤣🤣🤣

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            @giegie0384 @jenmole @kimbapnoona How I wish I could spazz about it with you, Beanies! 🥺

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            Enjoy @jenmole! ^^

            @kimbapnoona Extra chapters are hot! WWX is so perv (begging for mercy every night too lol) and LZ is aggressive. But the two are made for each other. ❤️

            Enjoy the novel, guys! And that’s a super cute gif!

            @zetteceniza Catch up na! 😉

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          @jenmole @giegie0384 Your comments make so excited but unfortunately I have work now. Haha I will try and watch as many episodes on Wednesday and next Monday which are holidays here in PH. I can’t wait! 😊

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I\’m now employed! Today was my first day and the last two days were pretty hectic. I was informed Wednesday that my first day of service is today, Friday so I had to scramble all day, Thursday and today to finish up all my requirements. And now that’s done, I’m officially a public servant. 🎉

While I’m sad that I can no longer watch dramas all day, I’m extremely grateful that I can now move forward with my life. I probably won’t be as active on Dramabeans but I’ll be around. Weekends, most definitely.

PS: All the #GoGoSquid fan posts, likes and comments made me level up from Noble Idiot to Eunuch in Drag to Chaebol’s Poor Doppelgänger in less than a month. It’s the only achievement I had while I was unemployed. 😅

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I felt attacked when I first saw this magazine cover. 😳 Also, the phrase “making love to a dolphin” popped in my head. 😂 If you haven’t watched Ali Wong’s Netflix Specials, go now! 🐬

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    Is he wearing a shirt? Why his chest and abs look fairer than the rest of his body?

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      *whisper* photoshop… 🙊

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        I feel like he’s channeling Edward Cullen, so blinding! Hahaha

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        …gone wrong. It doesn’t look good 😬

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          Or maybe what he really needs is some sun? Haha Probably has something to do with Korean skincare and the “need” to be flawless white, too.

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    LOLOLOL. Ali Wong is hilarious!

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Yang Zi is on a roll. I might live watch this. Haha But first, I need to finish #TheUntamed.

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    You’ve got time. If they’re just in the stages of announcing the cast, it means that they’ve also only just begun production. Chinese dramas don’t have the same live-shoot drama system as SK does, it films/edits everything before a drama airs, which means that the EARLIEST that this drama will be released is ~ March/April of 2020. At the same time, with the new regulations in place due to government censorship, it might be even longer than early 2020 before the drama airs

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#GoGoSquid babies! 😍

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Wei Wu Xian drew a smiley! 😅 #TheUntamed

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    Maybe Hae Soo unknowingly—secretly— brought a friend with her when she time slipped into Goryeo, but her friend time slipped into Ancient China’s pugilistic world 😉😉😉

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This was the slightest of smiles but it made me so giddy! 😍 I replayed it several times because I couldn’t believe it happened. Haha #TheUntamed

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So they knew each other from way, way back? 🤔 We will revisit the past on this week’s episodes! #WhenTheDevilCallsYourName
I grabbed these photos from tvN Drama’s Facebook page.


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    Kyung-ho looks convincing as an ahjussi, but she does not look like she’s in high school 😂 I can’t wait for the music though!!

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      Same! Haha Given that I don’t understand Korean, it’s the melodies that usually capture my attention first and so far all songs have caught my fancy. I really like listening to them even though I just have a rough understanding of lyrics/message.

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    Ohh..so did his memories got erased after the deal with the devil? I think his character is kinda inconsistent for a 70 yo in a 30 yo body. Heh

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      Maybe… or did he just plain forgot the life he lived before? He wasn’t very fond of it. Guess we’ll find out!

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I’m now on Episode 4 of #TheUntamed! 😱 I got curious and now I’m eagerly watching/waiting for Lan Wang Ji to finally be friends with Wei Wu Xian. Lan Wang Ji seems to have the same tsundere tendencies as Han Shang Yan (#GoGoSquid) which is maybe why I’m drawn to this series. 😅 Also, the shots are gorgeous! 😍 Hopefully, I finish this one! Only 47 episodes to go! 😬

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    PS: I found the translated novel and animé online so now I’m confused on what to do first. 🤦‍♀️

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      I had based my decision not to read the novel because I just didn’t have time. The other day I read the prologue and decided to put off reading the novel because I felt like it was going to give me spoilers since I was already 30 episodes in. Not sure if that helps or not but glad to see you’ve found something else to enjoy. Lan is my new favorite character here.

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        It was a good idea to read after watching. I didnt quite understand the first episode because things just happened without much explanation. When I read the chapter, I understood it more clearly. Also, I find myself checking Wiki or MDL ever so often because I can’t keep up with who’s who. Haha I might continue watching then reading if I don’t get it.

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          I am used to confusion when watching these types of dramas. It’s like Ever Night and Nirvana in Fire, where they introduce so many characters that you can’t keep up. It eventually clicks after a few episodes and The Untamed was not that bad with too many characters.

          Yes, the beginning was confusing and I did have to rewind a few times to get what was going on. I did start watching when it subs first became available so I would watch a couple of episodes per day/night. I had even paused this to watch GGS. 😂

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      Glad you are watching this, @zetteceniza! I am hooked and found myself in the same dilemma!
      Couple nights ago I totally binged until 3 AM and then went to bed, picked up the book, and read for another hour 😅

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        I’m not as hooked yet but the fujoshi in me is intrigued so I’m gonna keep watching and reading. Haha

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Beanies, go watch #MeloSuitsMe #BeMelodramatic! 😉

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That feeling when a drama finally wins over your very short attention span! 😌 #MeloSuitsMe #BeMelodramatic

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    The next day I win a big lottery, I will show up to work, tell my boss with a dramatic tone “I QUIT !!!”, then walk dance like her in the streets on my way out of the office. 😄

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I made a Spotify playlist for the OST of #WhenTheDevilCallsYourName. I really like all the songs released so far. I hope it keeps up with the good tunes as well as good story.

I didn’t really need another reason to love Jung Kyung-Ho but now, knowing he sings really well just makes me a prouder and happier fan. Thank you, oppa! Lee Seol is not too shabby, either. I can’t wait for more songs from the both of them.

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    Jung Kyung Ho has always been known to be that actor that dreams to be an idol😂

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More thoughts on the first episode of #MeloSuitsMe #BeMelodramatic!
I was surprised with the #ExtremeJob cameo! 😊

This quote reminded me of #BecauseThisLifeIsOurFirst. You are not responsible for her happiness but you should be responsible for your child, jerk! 🤬

I have been searching for a piggy bank just like this for a while now. 🐽

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That was a great introductory episode, #MeloSuitsMe #BeMelodramatic!
All the girls’ stories were simple yet compelling and I felt for each of them, especially Hwang Han-Joo and Lee Eun-Jung. ❤️



Looks like I have a new drama to watch each week! 🙆‍♀️

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I just had to gif this. 😂 #WhenTheDevilCallsYourName
This scene came out of nowhere and seemed random. I know it ties into the next episode but the editing wasn’t as smooth. I’m not really complaining, it was still funny. 😆

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One more still of Han Shang Yan… This time with Little Squiddy! #GoGoSquid
I miss them both. Tong Nian, too.

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