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Beans of Wisdom, with a twist

This week in Beans of Wisdom…

 
Some beanies are preoccupied with this week’s preemptions. In #21 of last week’s “Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching,” Sancheezy writes:

W…

I think it got postpone because Kang Chul need to be in the Olympic..

 

Meanwhile, Ren found something awesome in #26 of “Drama viewership ratings for the week of Aug. 1-7, 2016”:

Off topic but hey guys, there’s a total Kang Chul performance in the Olympics: http://gfycat.com/OptimisticInfiniteIcelandgull

What do you even call this, life imitating art in art?

 

Also in “Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching,” javabeans wrote:

“I’m just watching this for Ji Hyun-woo and his beautiful, beautiful face. (Seriously, he has never looked more beautiful.)”

Which has the commenting in #18.1:

With one sentence Javabeans has convinced me to give up 16 hours of my life and watch Wanted. Sold.

 


darcyM is inspired by Kwak Dong-yeon’s swordsman character in “Bold, faithful, and devilish for Moonlight Drawn By Clouds.” She writes in comment #17:

A Limerick In Which I Lament My Old Age

There once was a hot, broody soldier,
Who melted all hearts with his smoulder.
His hair was so fine,
His jawline, sublime.
If only he were slightly older.

 

Feifei starts a twisted convo in “Police Unit 38: Episode 15” comment #1.1:

Soo many players with different agendas within one con. MIND EXPLOSION.

And there are more twists in this episode, than there are players in this drama. Which is a lot.

Pple are sleeping on Bring it on ghost… replies:

There are more twists in this episode, than there are episode in this drama.

PU38 I will miss you:

To be fair, it felt as if there are more twists in this episode, than there are twists in the entire drama. And we had multiple per episodes.

Nerd, Pervert, and Proud:

My contribution: There are more twists in this episode than there are explicit scenes in HBO.

Granny chimes in:

There are more twists in this episode than there are episodes in sageuk.

blackpink has a sad one:

There are more twists in this episode than there tears I shredded when I learned my “oppas” were going to the army this year. Farewell 1987 ers.

Valencia:

There are more twists in this episode than there are Noble Idiots in dramaland. Does that count?

lurker:

There are more twists in this episode, than there are flower boys in Scarlet Heart. (Yes, promo for Junki.)

ObsessedMuch:

There are more twists in this episode than the number of times we have mentioned on Dramabeans how HAWWWT Seo In Guk is!

To which blnmom replies:

That is mathematically impossible.

(Visit the original thread for more twists!)

 

In “Lee Je-hoon, Shin Mina confirmed for Tomorrow With You” comment #2, ys asks:

The leads are married? So no romancing, no longing glances, drunken piggyback rides, accidental liplocks, saving from oncoming car/bicycle/horse/runner? Will still watch because I love both and it’s tvn, but, bummer.

canxi explains:

I think there will be those things. It was a marriage of convenience for Time-Traveler according to the last post. Then he sees how his time-traveling affects his wife and starts to fall for her. It’s reverse dating, lmao.

Peach:

Marriage, not dating? *heh*

 

the-basketcase asks in “Bring It On, Ghost: Episode 10” comment #28:

LOL. Why does every break up, Noble Idiocy Act happen on an important day (ie. Bong Pal’s B-DAY)??!! It’s always sooooo conveniently someone’s birthday, graduation, anniversary, etc

Can’t it just like be a normal Wednesday when your ghost girlfriend breaks your heart?

Talk about adding k-drama salt to the my emotional wound.

 

JesO writes in “W–Two Worlds: Episode 7” comment #4.2.1:

Should I have liked the plaid suit on him?
Logically and objectively, no.
Did I like it?
Yes!
( For me, the real mystery of W.)

aceyyy:

It’s a portable picnic blanket. When you need it -as a picnic blanket-, you take it off, of course.

 

In the same post, Sweet&Sour writes (#27):

This episode was awesome! However I wouldn’t say that YJ “created” KC, I see that world thrown around easily and I feel that it is being misused. I think a more accurate word would be that YJ dreamed up KC’s initial character/looks. Basically what I’m trying to say is that neither YJ nor her father “created KC” because the word create specifically implies the ability to give life to something, or to bring something to life. You don’t see people saying that a carpenter is “creating” a table, he is making a table. YJ’s father was writing a webtoon, but somehow that webtoon came to life and started writing itself, most probably because KC himself came to life and developed freewill/agency and will power.

 

erratic has an admission in “Eccentrics and noona-lovers for cheery romance Fantastic” comment #3:

Oh, Ji Soo. You had me since you had your nuts cracked while pole-vaulting in Page Turner.
XD

blnmom:

OK, now I need to watch Page Turner.

 

rhia talks about what’s special in “Age of Youth: Episode 6” comment 18.1.1:

I love the fact that we know all of the points of view but we also have an understanding of how each character feels. This is the very reason why I love the drama, it’s universality. At least all of us have identified with at least one of the characters, and with at least one of the perspectives in each of the situations that unfold. This is also the reason why I love slice of life so much. Just. So much love.

(Ah I love this so much I have to go hug my stuffed shark and nuzzle its nose.)

 

While Chandler shares something for those who are looking (#12):

I love the OST too. I just found a youtube playlist with a bunch of the songs.

One song I found that isn’t included:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V674Hzpmjjo&index=5&list=PLquoqgFdS2wYiuTxw0C9bsvqOG563Q-wh

 

Nadia asks about a common dramaland frustration in “Friends turn to rivals in politics and love in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds” comment #8:

Why does there always have to be a love triangle. With all the men and women in the world (drama), why do they have to like the same one. Maybe that’s why they are drama.

 

Thanks to all the beanies who keep the beanut gallery a fun, insightful place to hang out in. And for those who haven’t read it yet, please take time to read the Dramabeans Commenting Policy.

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Man, the 38 virus is real. My mom is currently marathoning the drama and she didn't get a wink of sleep last night. And she's only on episode 8! Probably should join in on her and enjoy those twists.

Also the gif of Kang Chul's suit made me laugh. Must've been thinking that he said the comment above, lol.

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I knew at least 10% of the twists would end up on dramabeans.
yes, there are indeed more twists in this drama than in a 1960ies jukebox.

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Me, my mom and brother are watching this together. We have 4 episodes left but my Mom didn't let me leave her house until after 11 (with the drive home and everything else, it was after midnight when I got to sleep).

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PU38.... I don't think I've ever been so content to be completely mindf-cked.

Which is probably a massive giveaway that I AM completely mindf-cked. I will miss this show :(

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Once the midterm exam is over, I will marathon PU38!

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Not fair, Mary! You can't just spring that gif on me - it completely derails any train of thought I have :D. Now I gotta go rewatch the best parts of W's ep7 again.

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Tsk tsk... you should enjoy nature! Have a picnic or something.

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Hahaha.... When I was watching the Olympics for the pistol shooting, I kept thinking of W the entire time. It felt like Kang Chul foreshadowed the win.

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Hee. So proud of Mr. Hoang and I'm even prouder that he's a Vietnamese. He got in the sports later in life but he's strong-willed and so incredibly focused. Great guy, great sportsmanship.

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I think we're talking about two different people. I was talking about Jin Jong Oh, the Korean pistol shooter who won the gold medal for the men's 50 metre pistol event. He's from South Korea, and so watching him play and win the gold medal felt like a W moment.

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Hehe I was confused too. I think Chiisan was referring to the link in the post. The Vietnamese player had a play very similar to Kang Chul's in ep1.

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Am I the only one who thinks that the delay could actually be good for W? Has anyone noticed the lack of post-production edits in the last couple eps? Now they can get in there and do all that neat special effects the early eps had with the comic scene transitioning into the real world. I LOVED that stuff in the early eps and would love to see more if they keep the filming pace up at a relatively high level.

Also they can take some time for cast and crew and film at a not so insane pace.

(Correct me if I'm wrong, but W is live shoot, right?)

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I thought they had up to ep11 finished/filmed when airing started? (I'm also not sure about this. Haha)

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No, I think they only had the scripts up to episode 8 ready when they started airing, but i don't know if they had shot all the scenes for those episodes yet when it started because they did say that they don't film scenes chronologically by the episode. 2 weeks ago Kim Eui-Sung posted a picture of scripts for episode 10 and 11, so i think they were filming them at that time.

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I think it won't hurt W for the rabid fans who are super invested in it, but it may hurt the more casual viewers who may have found another show to watch in the meantime.

I agree with you that more time equals better production which is great, since I'm definitely more in the rabid fan girl group. Haha. And I love the way they insert manhwa drawn scenes into the drama.

And it's half pre done so I guess it's "semi" live shoot? Lol.

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Yeah, I read that it was half pre-produced by the time it aired. It seems to be a good thing for the production team because they do not need to rush and the actors can at least have more time (Although summer is so not agreeing with LJS. lmao at his tired-I'm-sweating-so-hot posts on IG and Weibo).

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I thought they had up to 8 filmed, though not necessarily completely done. And they might have felt the pressure to keep churning out episodes so as to not fall behind. An extra week, essentially (at 1 ep per week for two weeks, they gain one week) would give them more time to keep later episodes looking awesome...

So, yeah, I like this silver lining, I'm gonna focus on that :D.

Plus, I'd like to think the extra time means that the actors might actually break 5 hours of sleep most nights...

*crosses fingers*

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"There are more twists in this episode than the number of times we have mentioned on Dramabeans how HAWWWT Seo In Guk is!"
"That is mathematically impossible."

Ha! Well us beanies being as obsessed with SIG as we are, I think the amount of SIG-drooling comments we've made is enough to enter Guiness world records.

Also, the comment about KC's jacket being a picnic blanket was hilarious!

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Haha.. true that!! I am so happy my post made it to beans of wisdom!

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I havented read theough the original post but... Can i just add SIG's immeasurable HAWTNESS is +alpha?? ???

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darcyM, you are the best! I totally forgot that Kwak Dong-yeon will be in that drama. I didn't intend to watch it but I guess I will now.

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I did end up watching Page Turner (my motivation might have been wrong, but whatever) and it was excellent. Thanks, @erratic!

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You liked it! My pleasure! =D

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After those comments, it's going on my List!

Why have I never heard of this? Ji-soo and Kim So-Hyun, plus pianos, pole-vaulting and nuts? What's not to watch?!

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Love darcyM's limerick cuz it applies to so many actors!! Hahahahaha...

I actually didn't mind LJS in that checkered suit, but those comments paired with that gif = perfect combo. =P

The Page Turner comment made me LOL the first time I saw it in that thread. Regardless of that scene, it was a worthy watch just to see happy, funny, dorky Jisoo puppy. XD

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I have never read the Beans of Wisdom before because I basically just come here for the recaps. And i rarely rarely (but this week has been different) read the comments but since there were no recaps this Sunday, i had to read something.
I marvel at how witty people, wish i had that gab for words. How do they do it?
Read the episode 7 of W and had to download it to watch. And it was..... Hmmmmmmmm. I hate the Olympics.

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I've made it! Lol, who doesn't love a tale of a man trying to woo his own wife?

Also pretty tickled by the PU38 comments. The last drama I watched with so many twists was Heartless City; does PU38 at least remain logical? Cuz I feel like HC twisted itself out of sense.

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Heartless city was awesome but it got lost in its own story. I ended up staying with it only for Jung lying ho's eyes. PU 38 however remained very logical till the end, though SIG's eyes were pretty mesmerizing too..

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Awww man!!! One of my comments actually makes it on beans of wisdom, and it was the time my phone freaked out and I posted under "the", which is ostensibly the worst name ever. Unlike the name "aweebit" which obviously screams wit, insightfulness, and all things cool.
Oh well, at least I know who it was.

And I did straight up marathon 6 hours of Wanted. Time well spent. Ji Hyun Woo's face did NOT disappoint. Thanks for the tip Javabeans.

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Oh, that's why the name was unusual. Hahaha

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Age of Youth OST is fab! I love 24 hours by Mayu Wakisaka as well

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I'm here, yay! And I'm just going to spread the Age of Youth love here *sprinkles hearts* haha

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I'm like this too. If JavaBeans or GirlFriday or Heads No2 make this sort of comment, my "Must-Watch" drama list increases by whatever they say. I loved Ji Hyun-woo in Trot Lovers so now I HAVE to watch 'Wanted", despite not really wanting to. Sometimes I think JavaBeans and I have been separated at birth. LOL.

Also in “Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching,” javabeans wrote:

“I’m just watching this for Ji Hyun-woo and his beautiful, beautiful face. (Seriously, he has never looked more beautiful.)”

Which has the commenting in #18.1:

With one sentence Javabeans has convinced me to give up 16 hours of my life and watch Wanted. Sold.

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And, yeah...now I have to watch 'Age of Youth' too, since so many of you are raving about it!

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Was not prepared for that Kang Chul gif!

Reading Beans of Wisdom is always fun! :D

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All these W and Olympics comments.. I'm not the only one who thought of Kang Chul when Anna Korakaki won gold right? How it was down to the last shot and then running to hug her coach/dad after winning?! Extreme case of deja vu!!

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So I chanced upon my mom watching the Olympics playing at a local station and saw what the event was: pole-vaulting. The scolding I got for laughing like mad, I tell you... -.-' XD

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Show her the clip from Page Turner!

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Yeah, every time I see pole-vaulting I think of Jisoo now. :-)

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