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I FINALLY got to start watching Doojoon’s new show! “Never give up” took me the entire two episodes to get on board, but there’s a shifty rich old lady with an off limits basement and a ragtag group of people living in her house for either free or reduced housing. I laughed so hard during one scene that my daughter called me from her bedroom to make sure I was ok —post-Covid and all. Poor Jung Suk having his friend and business partner double cross him, leaving him homeless and Pil-solo’s chicken shop franchise not taking off is making me root for this unlikely bromance. And Doojoon is as affable as ever, but thinking the plight of a middle aged Asian man wanting to do what’s right for his family and his emotionally distant teenaged son might just be what I need right now. Thanks @blnmom for the heads up that ondemandkorea had it and it’s easy to watch on my Roku! https://www.ondemandkorea.com/never-give-up-e1.html?from_collection_name=Other%20Episode%3ANever%20Give%20Up%20%3A%20E02

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    I was worried when Doojoon’s character started commenting on the bad combo of peanut and cheese that he had been typecast really hoping this isn’t the case. The last time I have seen this was the actor with the famous laugh in Fated to love you who was randomly laughing throughout every episode as if he got a bonus for every time he did it. It got old really quickly and I was rooting for the second lead consistently hoping it would lead to the main lead disappearing out of the storyline.

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LINK keeps messing with me with their seasons, I just can’t comprehend seeing them wearing jackets and what not and here I am melting from the heat.

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RATINGS UPDATE: Cafe Minamdang recorded its best viewership so far with 1.04 million viewers. Viewers on Link: Eat Love Kill–still meh. Source: https://rypler.com/kdrama-daily-ratings-update/

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I love the Beanie community and how much fun it is to read comments on fav shows/actors/actresses AND the joy of feeling validated when you rant on a disappointing episode/show.
Happy Tuesday, dears!

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    Definitely one of the best bits of the site and is the ONLY reason I now do weekly drama watching I much prefer binge watching but I can’t miss out on the banter in the recaps section!

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    Just read through your fan wall it’s a happy place to be. It’s such a shame there is no easy way to actually ‘follow’ people on this site and keep up with their walls. I have followed loads as I hope it will become a feature in the future so I will be ahead of the curve.

    Have a great day/hope you had a great day depending on what zone you are in. ☺️

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My no. 1 suspect: the police chief. There’s no other character we’ve met who stands out the way he does, and his bullying of the piano teacher could have been a cover. #Link: Eat, Love, Kill

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    I could be wrong but I think he’s just incompetent and can’t can’t do his job right.

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      Then who’s left who could be the killer?

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        The husband of that lady who first found out who GyeHoon is is super sus to me, I’m not sure but I think that was his truck in front of the red gate.

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    I think so too!!! But I’m trying to work out how DH’s mum and grandma might be tied up in all, whether that’s a red herring or if they have a link to the police chief somehow

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      The only other scenario I can think of for now is that it was all just one massive accident that was caused by people jumping to conclusions and mishandling a situation – I guess drawing a parallel with how mum/grandma and also the taxi driver all assumed JG was dead initially and stuffed him into a freezer/tried to bury him alive – situations that could’ve gone south so quickly. It would be so absolutely tragic if it turned out GY died because an entire town tried fumbled the ball big time.

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Even stalkers must meet high standards in highly-competitive Hell Joseon.

(Link: Eat, Love, Die, day 9)

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Finally got English subs for this show so far it’s making me laugh looking forward to seeing how things progress.

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ok…I couldn’t stop myself from sharing this! btw 3rd ep tmrw!

https://silvertons.tumblr.com/post/688705047769563136/did-you-fall-in-love

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Cafe Minamdang:

Is it only me? I can\’t seem to warm up to Oh Yeon Seo\’s character. I realized I also didn\’t like her much in Mad for Each Other.

Not sure if it\’s how her character/s are written.

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    She’s far from my favorite. She was good in Come Back Mister (especially early on) harmless in some earlier shows, but she was part of the problem in Hwayugi and now she’s one of the few who will make me less likely to start a show.

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      I thought I was the only one with reservations about her, but I can’t seem to like her in anything.
      I am only watching CM because of Seo In Guk but I have already fallen in love with the rag tag team. Maybe because her character is pigheaded. And that is one peeve I can’t get over in anybody.

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      Yeah, Come Back Mister made me notice her. Then it was disappointment from then on 😆

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    Someone who also shares my feeling towards her as an actress! Joo Won was my the oppa for some time and I really looked forward to his the last show My Sassy Girl 2 before he served his military duty and I lasted 1 episode I think. I strongly disliked her character (then as a princess) and the slapstick comedy there so much I couldn’t begin watching ep2. I noticed my feelings towards her so I always avoid any project she is in. I have never seen her in anything since then.

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    I’ve really never liked her.

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    Not just you! I felt the same after the first week and thought maybe I was just taking a while to warm up but ep.3 didn’t change my feelings at all 😔

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Best vampire actress out there.

#School2013EP1
#Tabong’sRewatchChallenge3

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Binged 8 eps of Insider
random thoughts:
– Story and Plot is slow paced, but interesting enough to keep me glued.
– Starting 2 eps were fast, then it slowed down, now 7th n 8th ep had plot moving forward! Hope it speeds up in the second half!
– too much gambling! (It’s hard for me to uds some terms, since I don’t even know the a-b-c of cards and all)
– High on violence, but not that dark.
– Preview of the 9th ep better not be true, and just be a misunderstanding, their bromance was the only light thing in the drama, plz don’t ruin it! (iykyk)
– People are watching it for Kang Ha Neul, I’m watching it for the lady below! Haha, Lee yoo young!

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      Thanks @swunnie for the shoutout. I am glad you are caught up and you have a good analysis.
      Once the prison episodes began the emphasis was on Yo-hun/Sun-ho. I am a fight guy but the number of beatings Yo-Han endured was impressive. I called him the anti-Lee Joon-gi!
      I think the episode 8 cliffhanger is a fake out as I believe they all have been. The Yo-han/Sun-oh bromance will continue. Now on the outside Lee Yoo-young’s Soo-yeon will take on more importance. INSIDER is becoming one of my favorite dramas of the year. I think quality will continue to the end.

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        Yo-hun/Sun-ho’s scenes were my fav, some lightness in that dark prison politics, I hope we see them together as a team in coming eps!
        one more thing, don’t you think this prison environment was little too much, I mean yeah shady things do happen, we have seen it dramas too, but to this extent?! Everyone was okay with whatever happening (people dying or poisoned) as long as they got some cash, or like the guard addressing a prisoner with honorifics and prisoner taking guard’s stick and beating people infront of him and then returning (at that scene I was like damn, wait what’s happening? lol)
        also, I felt bad for the kiddo, he was adorable!
        I’m looking forward to soo-yeon’s arc! Sisters teamwork was impressive!

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          Let me just say that I am sure the Korea Correctional Service under the Ministry of Justice is not amused at the portrayal of prison life in INSIDER lol. To fully enjoy this drama one must definitely suspend disbelief.

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    Lee Yo Young is always very charismatic

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      isn’t she? I first saw her in Tunnel and was totally in awe of her right from her first appearance, she has that calm yet something hidden beneath type of aura!

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        She is also great in My Fellow Citizens

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          oh yes, totally! I have paused that show after 4-5 eps, will continue later!

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        TUNNEL (2017) (Viki US) (5 stars!) was my first LYY drama followed by YOUR HONOR. I loved her performances in both. I missed her next 3 dramas.

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          same pinch! I have “The lies within” and “You Drive Me Crazy” in watch-list!

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            I LOVED You Drive Me Crazy. Kim Seon-Ho and this actress looked lovely together.

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    Definitely too much violence..it’s rated 18 on Viki, I didn’t even notice initially, but it sure makes sense!

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      I don’t think even one episode went by without beatings, most of the times I fast forwarded those scenes or saw them on 2x, hah!

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    I also like Lee Yoo-young!!!

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    Also watching this for Lee Yoo-young! She’s far too underrated.

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anyone have a screenshot / picture of a \”wanted\” poster like in sageuk dramas? Ink, handmade paper, writings? Need it as example for a workshop at the library

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Park Eun-Bin is great in this role! She’s super cute but she can say her very very long text! It’s cute Kang Ki-Young said he couldn’t complain about his long lines because PEB’s text is longer :p

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Still loving Link. These guys are so cute!

I realise I don’t mind rom coms with stalkers because it means the angst is coming from something other than a bratty ex / love rival. ^^

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    Exactly! That is what I have always said! I like rom-coms with a side of thriller, or even better, thrillers with a side of rom-com, because there is less reason and time to invent forced lovers angst!

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Attention Doojoon fans: Goo Pil Soo is now on OnDemandKorea, and is subbed. It\’s listed as \”Never Give Up\”. (And, of course, it\’s Doojoon\’s birthday today 🎉.)

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    Thank you for flagging this up I know there is a group of us who have been waiting for this day😊 I hope they get to see this message too.

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    I just checked on my usual source and it’s been subtitled on there too since yesterday apart from episode 8. Is episode 8 subtitled on your source?

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      They only have the first 2 eps up. Looks like they just got the license yesterday!

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    @ally-le just checking you were alerted to watch Goo Pilsoo is not there. Blnmom has done a huge community service because I was checking randomly so would not have gone back to check for a few weeks. Looks like it was only released yesterday.

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      Kamsahimnida!!! Yay! On doojoon’s birthday as well!

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Mood while watching Yumi\’s Cells ep 5, featuring Woong..it was sad :((
love-cell-cry.gif

After waiting ages to finally start the show, now I\’m kinda stuck on this episode, I\’ll need another push to keep going with the next! ahaha
In the meantime I\’ve been reading the related original webtoon chapters and they\’re basically copy-paste, except for drama Yumi being much nicer than webtoon version; I really appreciated that! 🥺

On another note, shout-out to the pizza that took one whole episode to make!! XD
That was somewhat painful to watch too!! 💔🇮🇹
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They’re such a sweet family. ^^

#Still17EP8
#Tabong’sRewatchChallenge2

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    I loved the younger brother in this and his friend who got teased for looking like a fully grown man. The housekeeper seemed to have started a whole new way of talking with her English phraseology showing up on other shows. I don’t know if she was the originator but I always think of her when I hear it.
    It was a great show.

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      Yess, Yoo Chan is one of the best second leads out there. He rocks!

      I don’t know if this actress was the first one. I’ve seen that kind of concept in another romcoms. They like to make the leaders from marketing/fashion/art departments hilarious and obsessed with other lenguages. This actress had that kind of role in Oh Hae Young Again (Isadora) and Dinner Mate, but I’ve seen other similar characters. So Idk…

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Link episode 9

Then again i shouldn\’t be here but
Moon Gayoung looks so lovable in this episode. I realized it a bit late
Gyehoon is so lucky to have a friend like Jinho. I can only hope he\’s not associated with the bad guy
Melomance\’s song at the end…

But i prefer a warm, tight hug thooooo

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Yumi 7-8

I am curious. Can anyone who knows the webtoon explain the BaBi situation? Is he a mystery in the story or the drama has been making changes? It seems a strange contrast with Woong and the editor, we know too little about a big character and his behavior is inconsistent. I\’m thinking it\’s done on purpose but I don\’t mind knowing if drama has been trying to improve something.

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    He is ruffled and shaken by the new girl. Yumi breaks up. They try to get back together but Yumi realizes she doesn’t lvoe him. He does end up marrying the other girl and run cafe together. She falls in love with a character Soonrok (now i am not sure if they have changed the name of the character in the show)…and the overall theme of Yumi’s cells is self-love. Yumi is someone who gives and gives up everything in love.. herself.. but it is a journey of self respect and always keeping that corner for yourself no matter how much you love other people in your life

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    i am disturbed by her (former college student) editor/boss who is creeping on her! that isn’t a good storyline, it is stalking and illegal for him to pursue her as his subordinate, isn’t it?

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      I’m sure it’s not illegal and while he wasn’t exactly a creep, it wasn’t a regular romantic situation either. I wish kdramas would talk about the strangeness of bosses having relationships with subordinates, instead they pretend it’s very easy.

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