Beanie level: Unemployed slacker in a sparkly tracksuit

Day 8: Drama Beanies convinced me to watch…I don’t really think I have one. I watched several off the beaten path this year and enjoyed most of them. I see some that I hope I convinced others to watch

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Day 7: The OTP I didn’t think I’d adore
I’d have to go with the OTP on Gaus Electronics. I wasn’t even going to watch it if the first episode was crap. Luckily it wasn’t. 😂

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Playing catch up now…
Day 5: Drama that will always live in my memory rent free:
Never Give Up
Never disappointing, it’s going to win the majority my round ups, probably.
Day 4: Biggest Disappointment
Jinxed At first
I dropped it. It’s was going to be the fantasy fish out of water light love story, but no…
Day 3: Bromance/Womance
Pil soo and Jung Seuk/ Never give up
Na Hee-do and Yurim/ 25-21
Day 2: ML I won’t forget
The greenest green light: Lee Jun-Ho/ EAW
Day 1: FL I won’t forget
Na Hee do/ 25-21

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Day 6 round up: Best OST
Of course I’d start on this day!
From Shooting Stars
Sondia and Vincent Blue
My Secret My Everything
I just feel everything when I hear this.

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Finished Gaus electronics, hilarious. So ironic (as well as appropriate to his character) that KDY’s character is obsessed with Elon Musk just as the latter in embroiled in controversy. And starting episode 11 of cheer up. I honestly like both male leads and would totally not be able to choose between them. I’d have to go to the mother-in-laws in my next line of decision-making, but then I wouldn’t be able to choose between the borderline alcoholic with the good booze I could steal or the hard-working single mom who makes food for an entire drunk cheer team who randomly show up at her house (because she’d do the same for me)! The fathers’ of the boys would be no help in my decision as one is dead and the other might as well be! Anyway, really enjoying this one. If I can imagine myself in the show, it’s a good show, apparently!

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    Oh, and Bae In hyun looks like Doojoon to me 90% of the time. What a cutie.

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    I agree that it would be hard to choose between the two. But Bae In Hyuk grew on me in this role. So I am partial to his strong and bossy cheer squad Captain.

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    Welcome back we have missed you on here. Hope you are ok and doing what you need to keep going.

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I give you Highlight’s newest release. I love it. #allhighlightallthetime @maelstrom @owl22 @babybeast @wakimary @delphy010

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    Thanks, Ally, love it 😍

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    I really think the four members are talented, handsome, and charming. This new release reconfirms all that! 💕

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    Or should I say “highlights” that 😉

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    Love it!!!

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More flowers. Some are sympathy flowers (my grandmother passed). One has that dalia I was telling @sicarius about.

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    Sorry to hear about your grandmother take care as you support each other at this time.

    Beautiful flowers. The garden must be an oasis of colour Spring and summer time.

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      Thanks. She was a wonderful woman. We are staying busy with kids, so our mourning time was short, but sweet. She suffered from dementia for several years, so it was really a blessing how peacefully she passed.

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    My condolences on the loss of your grandmother. I hope that your family finds peace from the Lord during this time.

    The flowers are beautiful! It’s always nice to have something beautiful at home to look at:)

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    I’m so sorry for your loss. The bunches of flowers are very nice.

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    I’m so sorry for your loss!

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    I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope she rests in peace. Please take good care of yourself and the loved ones.

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    My condolences on the loss of your grandmother.

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    I’m sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing. May she rest in peace.

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Golden spoon is just stressing me out. This will he, won’t he is too much for my frazzled nerves right now. I think I’m going to just have to binge watch it when it’s over. Here’s pictures of the last if my dalias, which calms me. 🙂

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    Lovely, mindfulness embodied🥰 thanks for sharing. You work hard you need your down time to be recharging not draining. I hope you can find a sweet balm from an alternative watch. Lots of new shows are coming soon. I am hoping 20th century girl will be the one that does it for me and because it’s a film it will be quick boost.

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    Love, LOVE, the colour of these dahlias, wow! What a gorgeous pink~

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      I have a light yellow/off white too, but only had a couple and put them in a different fall arrangement.

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    The flowers look lovely!

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    Love the colour of the dahlias.

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Gaus Electronics. I laughed for a straight minute when he was signaling SOS in the storage closet. Then I laughed for another minute and rewound to get some screenshots as this is not the only show I’m watching with a golden spoon apparently. 😂

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    OMG yes. I’m thinking the SOS was a Parasite reference but I’m bot sure.

    The golden spoon also killed me. LOL

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The extroverts and the introverts just separated themselves on Young Actor’s Retreat. LOL. But OMG how adorable is In Yeop?

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    Very. And with BoGum besides him, sparks fly.

    I rewinded so many scenes on this episode. Lol

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      Their chemistry is really no joke. You know the director is watching all these actors to see who he’ll cast in his next drama. I’m hopeful to see both of them on screen together in a future drama. It’s far to good.

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        Same. I look for it. There was a scene with Choi Soobin and Ji Chang Wook while they were having tea. I was like, “Aha! Let’s cast those two together.”

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    I am so loving this show, I wish it was two shows a week or that I had saved it to binge watch. I can’t believe they cut it after Inyeop had composed his letter to his fans and then started the journey down it was too cruel.

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      He’s so sincere too! Everyone is so worried about him. I’m sure he’ll still be fine. He reminds me so much of my son, who is not a risk taker at all. And also just how he carries himself and how skinny he is and how adorably worried he gets. In yeop’s whole pre-ride soliloquy reminded me when we made my son ride a super fast roller coaster for the first time. Before the ride, he kept saying that he loved me and then the ride started and he kept screaming “I’m dying! I’m dying!” The ride was less than a minute and he screamed “I’m dying” the entire time. I legit thought that was the worst parenting move we made, but he made it and it cemented the fact he would never go on another roller coaster again. And in 7 years, he still hasn’t.

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        I am with your son on that. Someone told me a queue for a rollercoaster ride was for a different ride and by the time I realised I could not see how to get out of the queue I stared at them the whole ride and I didn’t say anything, suffice to say if looks could kill…! I have never been on one since.

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    Where are you guys watching it?

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    I’m absolutely loving this show and can’t wait to watch the latest episode ^_^ It’s such a fun concept and I love seeing all these young actors together; their personalities have the space to shine where they are often the “rookies” on other variety shows!

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    I’m REALLY LOVING it, too! Thank to your and others’ posts. I tried it today and ABSOLUTELY loved every minute of it. It was so so much fun especially when In-hyeop needed to enter that haunted school by himself. I laughed so hard I cried. It has been soooo long since I laughed as much. This show, as you said somewhere, is definitely a hoot.

    And Bo Gommy and In-hyeop have very good chemistry. They are a ray of sunshine. Nothing in the world should harm them. They should be protected at all costs.

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    Ally!! Are you watching Silver Spoon? Our boys (To My Star) are there!! I don’t think it’s just a cameo.
    I’m dying here, it was so random I almost scream. LOL

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      Really????? I was going to pick it up for uri Goblin’s nephew, Yook Sung-Jae. (I think that’s the one he’s in.) I haven’t looked at the rest of the cast.

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        Same. I started the drama because of Sung Jae and then BOOM! I saw our boys.

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Decided to binge Big Mouth. I have binge dark dramas because the weekly suspense kills me. The music direction sucks. Too heavy handed. Let the actors act, dammit. Otherwise, it’s riveting. Anyway, superficially, I’ve never been one for LJS’s face (sorry @cozybooks), but I think he’s much more attractive with a few cuts and bruises. And Yoona has always had a beautiful face.

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I’m getting hit with all the feels while watching Actors Retreat on VIKI. I didn’t know how much I missed Moonlight drawn by clouds. And Wookie singing Highlight was another highlight of the episode! https://www.soompi.com/article/1543774wpp/young-actors-retreat-pd-talks-about-unique-chemistry-of-cast-members-from-love-in-the-moonlight-itaewon-class-and-the-sound-of-magic

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    So looking forward to the weecap on this one. Wasn’t it the cutest thing at the start when Wookie kept saying how bad it was for his team that he was their leader!

    I have proper missed Bogummy and here he is fresh from his sexy knock everyone else out the park look at the fashion event in Paris🥰. He was the only reason I decided to watch this show but wow! I am now staying for everyone else too.

    These two episodes were beyond funny. I don’t do variety shows but so far loving this concept. I felt so sorry for the Ahjussi being in the room with so many younger people but he was a life saver in that first team event.

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      I’m fracking 3 years older than he is and I would so be jumping and screaming with the rest of them! I cried I was laughing so hard at that first team event. In Yeop is going to be a favorite it looks like. He’s so nervous already. I think most actors are introverts and shy so I’m looking forward to seeing him way out his comfort zone.

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        Yes me too, he was so sweet talking all the time about his fears and I think he watched the worst types of shows so that has made him more scared. I think he is the one they mentioned in the article you posted but I can’t think who the other person is unless it’s the driver who kept getting lost on the way to the camp as he is very quiet.

        I don’t like the ridiculous food they offer to those who lose I think food is a human rights issue so I hate that they use it in shows like I’m a celebrity get me out of here for entertainment value. I was worrying that Bogummy needed a proper meal so them pointing out that he was eating the snacks was annoying me as he had just come off a plane where the food portions are so small. His lift from the airport should have sorted him out but I also think he probably struggled to eat on route due to anxiety about the filming. It must have been a scheduling nightmare getting them all together and I felt for the one woman who was unable to attend as she must have had serious FOMO when they called her. I get that variety shows are a way to do promotion but I think the things they make them do are too extreme if you are an introvert or shy why would you see them as fun?

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          For the Bogummy portion, I thought it was sweet he offered his almonds to everyone. He’s known as being super considerate in real life and these shows always show that. When he was on Hyori’s Homestay, there was half an episode that showed him eating fruit all day, and then they had Vietnamese spring rolls where he went shopping for ingredients and then after they were done making and eating them, there were a few shrimp left. While they were all talking, he counted up the shrimp and the people there and noticed there were just enough for everyone to have one more piece. It was so sweet. So I think most people know how he’s always thinking about others before himself, and I’m sure he got a lot of sympathy from the public. It just makes him that much more loveable! We always make spring rolls in our house and so that episode is seared into my memory and if I even get the chance to meet him, I’m bringing homemade spring rolls to feed him as much as he wants!

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            Ah that’s so sweet. I hope he has the chance to meet the right woman and get married and have lots of children, he will be a great dad.

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        I understood why In Yeop always is playing teen actor. He’s still a child! It was cute to see him nervous to be with the other team when everybody was just eating.

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          He’s so endearing, if not a little neurotic. I love that. 😆

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        I have just realised they are not weecapping this one, don’t know why I thought they were, so gutted as it would have been great to chat about it with others each week.

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        Sorry to interrupt this conversation w a slightly off topic question, @ally, but I’m intrigued by your observation that most actors are introverts. I wondered why you think that may be the case, and would you say that’s the case with Hollywood actors too?

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          I know this was directed at Ally but I wonder if it’s about creative personalities as a lot of performers/comedians talk about this side of their personality so it would be a universal trait across culture and class.

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          Just from experience and reading. And yes, Hollywood actors too. Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Jim Carrey, Bryce Dallas Howard, and even Robin Williams, all introverted. Even in this show, Kwak Dong Yeon says something that belies his introversion. He says when they get to base camp, “Why do I just stay home all the time when there are places like this?” Actors have to spend a lot of time studying roles and memorizing lines, typically isolating themselves to do so, so they have to be very comfortable being alone. I’m not saying all actors are introverts, but I do think most of them are. I’m an introvert too, so maybe it’s just me personifying my personality onto what I see. Many musicians are also introverts—again, practicing hours by yourself and honing that craft—you have to be very comfortable with being in your own head. Lady Gaga is an introvert. Look up actors’ and entertainers’ MTBI’s, it’s enlightening. INFP’s apparently make the best actors, so it makes sense many people with this personality are actors. I’m an ISFJ while my husband is ENFJ, the similarity in our types makes us suited for the healthcare profession, which we both are in. We are also well suited for each other because his extroversion gets me out more and my introversion gives him an excuse to stay home when he needs his downtime. I had no idea my personality type prior to getting married, nor my husband’s, but I kind of wish I did. It’s still amazing how we found each other.

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            Well, I was wrong about KDY, he’s actually ENTJ. Bae Doona and I share the ISFJ personality type. Gong Yoo is INFJ (or ISFP in some articles), so he has the same personality type as my husband, except he’s an introvert. You see how we gravitate to certain personalities.

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            Thank you both for your replies! Super enlightening!!

            I find it fascinating because I’m an introvert who got a lot out of acting in school since it allowed me to explore my inner world and inhabit others’ experiences and emotions, but I would and could never have chosen it as a profession. (I should mention that I wasn’t particularly good at it either!) It makes me wonder how many of the traits I assumed were a feature or an offshoot of my introversion are not actually related at all – like performance anxiety, an aversion to being in the spotlight, how much I value and protect my privacy and anonymity, etc.

            I need to revisit/retest my own MBTI. I had used the free tests online but then someone I know who understands them in greater depth said that it wasn’t correct…so it confused me! I thought I was an INFP, and it made sense to me, but apparently I was inaccurately typed.🤷🏻‍♀️

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            @mellowarmadillo have either of you two done an Enneagram test?

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            @reply1988 it’s so funny you ask this because someone else recommended I do the Enneagram test as well! I think part of the problem for me is teasing out personality from unresolved baggage.😅

            Have you done the test? Did you find it gave you more insight into yourself?

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            @mellowarmadillo yes I really liked it and went all out completed the paid version, and bought a book on it.

            I am a therapist so need to have insight into what has shaped my personality, thoughts and subsequent behaviour but also believing we can make changes to how we experience the world. So knowing when to play to my strengths and when they can be a barrier is all part of making me a person as well as a therapist.
            I see it like my star sign I know what it is but I don’t let it box me in. I then look at what helps or hinders my development and focus on that rather than the numbers or star signs etc.

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            @reply1988 – this explains a lot about all that you bring (and have brought) to discussions with your insightful comments!💖

            And thank you for the work that you do – I’d be struggling so much more had I not had the help and support from counselling at various points in my life! You’re doing such important work!!

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            @mellowarmadillo thank you that’s so sweet🥰 so happy to hear when people have had positive experiences too, thanks for sharing.

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As much as people are complaining about the AOS finale, I’m giving it kudos for being the 10th most watched show in the US today. That is remarkable! And I didn’t think the ending was that bad aside from the pacing issues.

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    Better pacing and a bit more signposting would have made an amazing difference. The plot works, it just was crammed into the last 15 minutes.
    We could have done without the whole servant olympic games etc. 😀

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I’m a huge caper fan and JIW+ YURI’s Good Job is hitting all the right beats from humor, to emotional tugs, to their chemistry. It’s not the smartest drama, but I don’t care! The pink scooter—love it!

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So I don’t really know if Doojoon wants to be a serious actor or not. He’s just so charismatic and affable (I use that word about him a lot). But my point is that in episode 15 of Never Give Up, I saw a side of him that I’ve NEVER seen any any of his shows. A vulnerability that broke my heart, and an emotional peak that he tapped into somehow. There are some actors that make me believe they are who they say they are, make me hurt with them, cry with them, and want to comfort them. He did that to me and I’d forgotten he could. You see, I ride kdramas for the emotional highs and lows because I’m too cowardly to feel them too deeply in real life. And this is such a feel good show, everyone should watch it! And if there is ever a theme of the month on underrated dramas, you all know I’ll be writing about this one! #allhighlightallthetime

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    I thought of you (as always as Highlight crosses my path, and it’s quite often as GiKwang is cohosting a program with Jun.K) while watching Dongwoon in Today’s Webtoon.
    I also have a very soft spot for Doojoon but I haven’t seen Never Give Up… should I give it a try?

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      YES!!! It’s really good! Gives you some faith in humanity!

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      I haven’t caught up with Today’s Webtoon yet. But will for Dongwoon after AOS is done!

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      I second Ally, YES – watch it! 🙂

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    I couldn’t agree more, what a gem this show was. Doojoon really impressed me in those last few episodes.

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    “I ride kdramas for the emotional highs and lows because I’m too cowardly to feel them too deeply in real life.”
    Me, too.💗 They have helped me side-process some difficult emotions like grief, as well as facilitated a sort of acceptance for the complex and contradictory feelings I have about family, for a start. I don’t know why kdramas in particular have this power/effect…

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Anisa, former Beanie minion writer, translated this very enlightening article from the writer and director of EAW. (And I’ve not watched this week’s episodes yet). Spoilers from the first 8 episodes. https://www.dramasoverflowers.net/post/why-writer-moon-ji-won-writes-autistic-characters

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Not sure if ATTORNEY WOO got to see dolphins on this week’s episodes of EAW (as I’ve not seen them yes) but I just did while on my vacation on Florida! The fishermen are catching blue runners and Spanish mackerels which are what the dolphins are eating too. It’s easy eating for those dolphins. They know that the fishermen call the fish with bait and wait at the end of the bait fish line for the same fish sometimes! And this kid hooked a turtle, so we had to call the “turtle hotline” to save it. Also, sturgeon are fish that cannot be kept here. This habitat is protected for them, as they are endangered. Attorney Woo would approve, I think.

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    Wow, looks like you are having a great time and being able to watch dolphins as an unexpected bonus what an amazing experience. Enjoy💕

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      We’re having a great time. The dolphins were so close to the pier!

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Super interesting interview with Park Eun Bin on how she became Attorney Woo. Spoiler: she didn’t talk to, watch, or copy any person with autism in real life. 🤯🤯🤯 https://www.tvguide.com/news/extraordinary-attorney-woos-park-eun-bin-playing-woo-young-woo/

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    Yeah, I found interesting she read about it and then made her own character.

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    She is such a lovely person!
    I’m not watching the drama, at this moment, but that was still nice to read 🥺

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    Thanks for sharing! I haven’t started this yet, but I remember being apprehensive when I heard about the drama, though when I heard Park Eun-bin was cast I felt a lot better. She always injects so much pathos and realness into her roles. I think it was really smart of her to choose to build the character organically rather than through imitation, which can sometimes veer into caricature, even if the actor does not intend to do so.

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      I compared her study of autism to a doctor’s study; she did it to play a art convincingly; we do it to diagnose a patient accurately. She’s super intelligent.

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        Agreed. The thing I’ve noticed with her is that even where she (arguably) has a smaller role, like Age of Youth she truly commits to making a character grounded in reality. In both that and Brahms I think her roles could very easily have been over-the-top in the hands of a lesser actor. They were both frustrating characters but even when I wanted to throw something at my screen, I understood where they were coming from, and that was all her doing. I can’t wait to start this drama, because it sounds like it’s doing things right.

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    I checked her body of work and found that EAW is my first time seeing her act. She is undeniably extremely talented.

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      She’s good in everything she’s done. I also saw her in The Kings affection and Sonyoh like Brahms. She learned how to play the violin for the latter. She STUDIES her parts. Like I said above—extremely intelligent.

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@marcusnyc20, and anyone else, I’m binging Never Give Up (Netflix) now and loving it. It’s not hard because I really really like Yoon Doo- Joon. But the story is simple and straight forward, and the other ML is really charming too. And Kim Tae Hun is also in it and I like him too. It’s a bromance with all the guys in this show and about enemies who were friends and enemies that become friends. The plot is realistic and engaging with the difficulties of starting a start up IT company, bumps in the road with being married, raising a teenager, and with a lot of human interest stories too. And I didn’t just tear up in episode 6. (I totally did.) Anyway, I’m enjoying it a lot. It originally aired on ENA. And yes, Extraordinary Attorney Woo followed it in Korea. I’m salty Netflix didn’t air this one concurrently. But better late than never. And it was No. 4 pm Netflix Korea when it aired. https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.koreaherald.com/amp/view.php%3fud=20220626000132

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    Thanks for the rec! I saw it on Netflix, and am trying to decide what to watch whilst Alchemy of Souls is on hiatus…🤔

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      I just started episode 8. It took me a good 3 episodes to get it under my skin.

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    Thanks @ally-le for the shoutout and I am glad you are enjoying NEVER GIVE UP. I am so glad it gets your thumbs up. Nice article also. My viewing card has opened up so I am about to start watching.
    When I was still living in NYC I was able to catch many Asian films at the AMC 25 on 42nd St. It must have been around 2016 when I caught our ML Kwak Do-won in two of his movies which made an impression: the horror film THE WAILING and probably one of the most violent films I have ever watched: ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS. Both are not for the feint hearted lol.
    We in the US are getting NEVER GIVE UP on Netflix less than 2 months after it finished airing on Netflix KOREA. I think that is a reasonable wait.

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      Yes, I’m glad it’s airing at all because when I heard it was ENA, I thought of resorting to the dark side. I’m so glad that channel is doing well though. I hope more k-dramas with a lot of heart continue to be produced on it.

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    I am also watching it and (rather surprisingly) enjoying it. It’s all over the place, I can’t decide if it is a comedy, drama, or something else. Case in point: the projectile vomiting scene. Wow.

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    I’ve watched three episodes and like it. I’m glad Netflix is airing it now. Unfortunately, it had low ratings and didn’t get much buzz when it was airing. ENA seems to have a full slate going forward, and with EAW’s success at least there will be awareness of their dramas going forward, whether they get good ratings or not.

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Beanies! Hope you have a great week ahead and here are your #bvipp2 playlists! You’ll notice that there are more songs here than officially on the fanwall—I took a couple more that people asked to be added. Also, Spotify is never exactly the same as the Youtube as some songs can’t be released on that platform. And also, I don’t write Korean, and if I couldn’t find the Korean name easily, I left it out, sorry @lordcobol. If you see yours missing from the Spotify list, just comment here with the Spotify link and I’ll add it! Also, special thanks to @tabong who helped me add some to the Spotify side and @waadmay for spamming the beanie fan wall when things needed a jolt! She’s like the best virtual dj ever. Also, @mindy for reminding us women exist in kpop. And everyone else who contributed your favorites, kamsahimnida!!! And for you Beanies that just indulged us this weekend, bless you!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1zHA194tyJpCDe8OJw2rhs?si=x_t7-HvVSCSLvRLIGlm2Lg

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