Beanie level: Unemployed slacker in a sparkly tracksuit

Or on this site, POST.

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It’s about time! I will so be watching this if it comes out in theaters! https://news.yahoo.com/harvard-students-korean-american-disney-002451416.html

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    She’s from here!!! You go, Julia!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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Woong finally asking the important question: Why did we break up? #Ourbelovedsummerep13

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    And then the episode ended!

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    I would love to know the answer as well! Just need to wait several more hours..

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And I saw A Year- End Medley today too! (Thanks to a discord watch.) I liked it. Feel good, happy ending and nice to see KYK get the girl after *spoiler*
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losing Park Bo Young in On Your Wedding Day!

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Yoseob’s OST is out from Our Beloved Summer. His vocals are astounding, really! #allhighlightallthetime

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Also, Gong Yoo has not graced my feed lately. Here, the extended make-out scene from Goblin:

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    I would love to see them paired together in another drama.

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I’ve been remiss in posting my highlight babies..#allhighlightallthetime

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Kfangirl did a well-informed, relatively unbiased discussion of the SNOWDROP controversy. https://thefangirlverdict.com/2022/01/04/dear-kfangurl-can-you-talk-about-the-snowdrop-controversy/

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    Thanks for the article, Ally. I read this one, and then LTs and then the twitter thread and then the NY Times coverage (as limited as it was) of The June Struggle from 1987 and then basically fell down a history hole. From everything that I’ve read I still dont understand *why*. From what I understand (and I fully admit to understanding nothing–who can understand evil?) KCIA wanted to silence the *student* protestors so instead of just *doing that* (however thats to be done?) they kidnapped, tortured, and blatantly murdered student protestors and then said, gee guys, those were N Korean spies. But there were no spies, just evil people killing indiscriminately. I still dont know why though. What they were hoping to gain by all that murder. What they were hoping to keep silent. Did they think it would stop the elections?

    Do you know, I had heard about the controversy but only in the vaguest terms. I wasnt paying much attention. I had been drama slumped, life was terrible and wasnt in the mood for much of anything. But I watched the first ep of Snowdrop. Jung Hae-In was in the thumbnail. Shrug. I watched it and loved it and said why are people so mad at this drama? Dont they see that smile? Dont they see those eyes? He was giving me Pretty Noona (before it sucked) heart flutters. But, to borrow LTs analogy. There are no witches, there were no spies and this feels like propaganda hidden behind a pretty smile.

    I’ll keep reading and learning what really happened back then. But I’ll have to catch Jae In next time. Or maybe I wont. Im beginning to doubt his choices. It doesnt seem like he makes good ones.

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      You’ve read a lot! I’ve not gone that deep. I’m still waiting for Disney+ to allow me to watch this. Who. Knows when that will be—but you have me at Pretty Noona vibes. You know how much I loved him in that…

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    Thank you for sharing!!

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    Controversy aside, I must say it really is a mess of a drama. 1h+ long episodes but neither the story nor characters are compelling enough to sustain this. The biggest question is not what will happen next in the plot, but rather what is the point of the plot?

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      I watched the first ep before I read the history and the controversy and thought the ep was cute–made me want to live in a dorm with those girls!–and the chemistry between Jisoo and Jung Hae In is decent. But he can make calf eyes at a deck of cards and the cards would bust into flame. So. (Ima bit biased, cant lie). I want to not watch it because of the controversy but is it really not good?

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        The cute doesn’t last very long. Once his true nature as a NK spy is revealed, everything goes awry. It’s hard to root for them after seeing him put a gun to her head (multiple times). Jisoo’s acting doesn’t exactly help sell the high stakes romance I suppose the writer was envisioning. But even if it was good, the plot hasn’t really gone anywhere.

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    Ally! Didn’t know you had a blog! You have a new reader now!

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      This isn’t my blog (although I have one too). It’s one I follow. She’s very prolific. I just do mine in my spare time.

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I’m still brushing off last year, and this was my unpublished 2021 Year in Review–now, published on my own blog! It may have been darker than DB would like to reminisce about, but it was my life in k-dramas.
Everything sucks…just kidding. 

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Happy New Year!!! The Rose has a new single! Together! After all their label legal battles, this is their first song truly independent release! And I love it. The Beautiful Life theme continues.

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Day 31 Freestyle: We made it—just barely.

This was a very tough year for me—and today was no exception. But I found joy in this community. And the people in it. I found another community this year as well—and we found another stress outlet—music and singing. So tonight, as we say goodbye (and good riddance) to 2021, I’m going to share two songs I sang this year—from Goblin: Great and Lonely God—to remind us that it is a Beautiful Life and that Heaven can be found here, surrounded by those we love. This is my hope for the new year, for all Beanies! Happy New Year! https://www.smule.com/sing-recording/2654356309_4016319655
https://www.smule.com/sing-recording/2653426339_3999442315

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    Gosh, to think that a year ago today we mostly thought we were headed away from the worst. Let’s hope that this new year will truly deliver hope for all. All the best to you, @ally-le ❤️

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    @ Ally. I am sorry that 2021 was so tough on you. I had a horrific year too but let’s look forward and rejoice in the small but beautiful joys, ok? And, let’s stay kind, compassionate and as strong as we can be.

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Day 30 Freestyle: Favorite Woong

2021 has given use not one, not two, but at least three adorable Woongs!!! Yumi’s cells, and two in Our Beloved Summer. I thought Ahn Bo Hyun had this one in the bag, but both Choi Woo-shik and Kim Seong-cheol had to play “Woong”s at the 11th hour. It’s obvious, right? Choi Woo-shik’s boyish charm, pettiness, and earnestness won me over 😄. Annedramas Our Beloved Summer GIFfrom Annedramas GIFs

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    Oh Ally, CWS’ Woong has quickly become one of my all-time favourite characters 🥰

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Day 29 Freestyle: Best “I didn’t see that coming!”

Not a kdrama, but movie. Chae soo bin’s and Jang Ki yong’s movie, Sweet and Sour. I wasn’t familiar with the source material. Went into it blind. I did not like any of the characters, the story, the plot, but I did like the twist. I just laughed at myself because I’m never suspicious about where storytellers lead me. I just blindly follow.

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    I really liked the twist, I felt such a relief.

    Plus, because of this movie now I feel the necessity of a Chae Soo Bin x Jang Ki Yong drama.

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DAY 28 Freestyle: Most Insufferable Character

I reserve this for that character that I hated so much I could reach through the screen and strangle them. Did you guess? It’s the legitimately illegitimate son in the currently airing Secret Inspector and Joy. From Do soo’s maniacal laugh to his fake entitlement, his overall insanity—he is the embodiment of fingernails scratching a chalkboard. Choi Tae-Hwan is the actor who plays him and I remember him as the sweet vet who cared for the cat in Imaginary Cat and most recently in Hello? Me! as the secretary spying on Kim Young Kwang’s chaebol while caring for his mother. He does have a chameleon-like range. He’s unrecognizable here.

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Day 27 Freestyle: Most under-rated kdrama

What kdrama flew under the radar, but was lovely? I have to say Hello? It’s Me! Seriously, it was funny, heartfelt, and never got preachy.

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OMG, @sicarius, where are you with bead boy??? I think you may get your redemption arc. I did NOT see that spoi*** coming.

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Day 26 Freestyle: Cutest kids

Hometown Cha Cha Cha’s best friends Bora and Yi Jun were so convincing and the kid that played Yi Jun especially crying his heart out by the swing when his parents reconciled was amazing. How do you get a kid to cry like that? I was bawling too! And the little ones who played the main leads as children were adorable too. There were lots of kids this year playing supportive roles (all the sageuks—ALL. THE. SAGEUKS) but these were the cutest and the best!

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    and I still want to know why that kid has blonde hair 😉

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Look what I got for Christmas! A promotion??? @leetennant, did you get your Christmas wish? I guess Gong Yoo will have to find a new fan club president! 😆

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And Eaj (Jae from Day6) did a self-produced Christmas set today! His voice is soooo good! https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1243146983

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