Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

Why did I think MMH was 14 episodes??? aaaaack I expected that the misery would be over tonight but nooooo 😵‍💫

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    All those different tangents and all! It sort of lost its touch!

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      I have no clue what happened. Nothing made sense. I dont know what the leads are doing. I dont know what the villains are doing. Nothing makes sense anymore. Fate? Everyone might as well die pushing each other and I wont care 🤬

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      As you said, cant keep up with the transfer of fate anymore. Not that it ever had clear rules. I hate when shows writers get to the point of throwing so much in that it feels like abuse to the viewers. I think about the actors getting the final scripts – they must know their show just became a train wreck?
      But at least that strawberry PPL got in! 👍🏽🍓👍🏽

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        My eyes rolled at that strawberry ppl. We have seen everything at this point. There is nothing left to see.

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Cute story about a Korean-American entrepreneur and dogs and fashion:

https://fashionista.com/2023/12/little-beast-dog-cat-pet-clothing-collaborations

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CNN: Viki, the largest streaming service for Asian content, is hosting its first-ever International K-Drama Day on November 29.

Viki will offer a number of pop K-Dramas above their paywall.

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    Heres the whole story from CNN Life Pop Chronicles:

    Korean dramas are hot right now.

    Like K-pop, Korean TV series have found global success beyond Korea. So much so that Rakuten Viki, the largest streaming service for Asian content, is hosting its first-ever International K-Drama Day on November 29.

    The popularity of such shows was helped in part by the astronomical success of Netflixs Squid Game in 2021, which has even spurred a new reality series based on the show.

    As part of the celebration, Rakuten Viki will be offering a number of popular K-Dramas above their paywall, so you can check out shows like Whats Wrong with Secretary Kim, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.

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    It looks like they’ll also have some contests available – not sure how they work, though!

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    Viki, please make Six Flying Dragons available!

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A new entry in the tsundere commentary:

Review | Sorry, Jane Austen, but Mr. Darcy is actually the worst

https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2023/11/06/darcy-myth-racher-feder-jane-austen/

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    Oh man, I hated that article. I don’t think the author of that book actually understood P&P (especially based on what she wrote about Lydia – Darcy tried to talk her out of being with Wickham!) Jane Austen is hardly responsible for the tsundere archetype and I would argue that she has the most healthy, non-toxic male leads of most romance writers (I know Austen isn’t technically romance but whatever, functionally she is). Also, I think it’s infantilizing and insulting to women to say that they can’t separate fiction from reality.

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      I agree with you! The notion of this book makes me 😡
      She should just go write about the Bront禱 male characters 🤢 smh

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@hopefulromantic Im so sorry you have the flu and hope you will be past it very soon!
💐🫖🥘🍵🍊🛏️🧸 Please rest well, push the fluids and then rest some more!

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💐💐💐 and many thanks to all who help with keeping Dramabeans running! Thanks for the fixes!

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My Dearest 11: that Gil Chae or Japchae woman 😂 I appreciated the light moment.

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    It’s been equally painful to just be able to read the article since NYT clearly didn’t allow unsubscribed reader to read fully.

    But from what I managed to read, it was heartbreaking especially for the adoptees. I hope SK government acknowledge their mistake and somehow make amend.
    Thank you for sharing!

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      Im so sorry NYT wont let you read it. Sometimes they seem less strict and I posted it hoping this would be one of those times. At the end theres a comment from a male adoptee about how Korea is very demanding about apologies and restitution from, for example, Japan re: the comfort women but Korea refuses to address this issue of their own.

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        It breaks my heart just reading the adoptees’ stories. Well, it’s no secret that we tend to criticize others than to reflect on our mistakes; it’s easier that way, huh? But the adoptee’ demand is very justifiable.

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Holy cow, this is scary:

Asian glow from alcohol isnt just a discomfort. Its a severe warning

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/08/15/asian-glow-alcohol-gene-mutation-cancer-risk/

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    I saw that! Yikes!

    I’ve seen a number of BTS clips where actors take a drink or two before filming a drinking scene. I find the excessive drinking depicted in Kdramas exhausting and annoying, but now I’m going to be *worrying* about folks, too.

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      Its really been bothering me lately, how so many plots move forward because of super-drunken confessions or situations! But now Im very worried for everyones real lives.

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    Whoaaaa. How informative and scary.
    I come to dramabeans to chat about dramas and leave better informed.

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    Im glad that I stopped drinking because just the taste of alcohol itself makes me sick already

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    Thank you for sharing this! Now I can send the article to people who insist that I need to let loose and live a little when I say no to alcohol!😂

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    Consider me warned.

    I don’t even need a drink or two to get me there. I actually get flushed from a portion of Tiramisu, Vongole, or food with a dash of alcohol.

    It is so bad that my employers, and friends would actually stop anyone from offering me a drink because they weren’t believers and saw how I had puked and drunk from.. ONE SIP of alcohol. LOL.

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      Oh my gosh! Im so glad you are surrounded by supporters!

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        @bbstl it was legit a journey itself.

        @mellowarmadillo OMG people used to tell me they don’t believe until they saw it for themselves, and I was eating prawns a friend cooked and I asked if there was alcohol in it, and it wasn’t the test, it was how I immediately felt off like my body was rejecting it even though the taste and the discomfort was very very very very very subtle. We could have our own party! Do you get red patchiness that goes away pretty swiftly with perfumes and sunblocks too?

        @elinor this is what I have been told as well, yet I will always felt it in cooked food, so I have no idea if it was some components I am allergic to. But I have gotten giggly and slurry from Tiramisu and Vongole and totally knocked out drunk from drunken prawns.

        Not sure if it is an alcohol tolerance thing, it incapacitates me, but I can think very very clearly and not drunk off my ass kind, but physically I just got real red and high. BUT, I sober from it very fast as well. Like by the time I get home, I don’t feel it and will be super awake to shower. But, like I said, it’s just one sip.

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          Do you have other food allergies? Like, I guess the Vongole and prawns could possibly be a shellfish allergy but youd probably know that. Wow! This sounds awful!

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            @bbstl I do have a lot of weird allergies but none as consistent as alcohol, but I don’t actually have a shellfish allergy cos I take plenty of crabs, and cereal prawns are okay without the alcohol. The vongole I had was plain (cooked by a friend for a huge gathering). I also had one tiny cube of fruit from sangria and I threw it up. HAHAHAHA.

            Once I had one sip of soju for the first time at a company event hosted by SK counter parts, and i broke up in hideous hives all over my body and my eyes and lips swelled so much they quickly gave me an antihistamine. I pity the director who had to clean up my puke in the washroom.

            I am allergic to silver on skin, and also coffee… -_-

            @dramadillo YES. I NEED TO GO TO BED IMMEDIATELY, cos I am kinda blacking out from the effects of blood rush. I just go from 0-100. Yet, I will be okay within an hour and be more awake than ever.

            The redness on my skin goes away really quickly though and it doesn’t itch.

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            @pikpokpikpok 😧 thats horrifying! How scary!

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          Haha we should totally have our own party!!🥳 It sounds like you have it worse than me, though – that must be tough! I mostly feel it in my head and face, almost immediately. Its a heat and a pain (thats not too bad as long as I stop having any more). If I actually drink, I dont get to experience any of the fun effects and basically need to go to bed with what Im told are the exact symptoms of a hangover. It makes not drinking an easy choice!

          I dont seem to be affected by alcohol applied to the skin, luckily. Id struggle otherwise because I use hand sanitisers a lot!

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      We must be similar! My superpower is that I can tell after one bite whether a piece of chocolate has alcohol in it. I shall retire from this party trick now!😂

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        I’m genuinely curious – what about food cooked with wine or other alcohol? I’ve always understood that all or nearly all of the alcohol evaporates during cooking, but now I wonder if I’m inadvertently poisoning some of my guests. 😳

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          The is a good question, and it sounds like @pikpokpikpok is, which must be tough! For me, Im not sure because I dont actually eat sauces or food cooked with wine very much (as far as I know). We dont even having cooking wine at home. I feel terribly boring!!🤣🤣🤣

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Start worrying, Subway! (Or maybe not 🤪)

https://www.mashed.com/1343136/spongmonkeys-quiznos-mascot-returning/

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Is it too early to be confused? Am I supposed to believe that Shin Hye Sun is younger than Ahn whats-his-name, like roughly ten years younger? 🤔

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    Actors are just 1 year apart (Ahn Bohyun is older), and SHS is quite a bit older than Ban Jieum’s age..do with this info what you want ahah!

    For me personally I find they managed to make her look young enough, but it doesn’t really matter? 👀
    Also with the fact that she remembers and has experience of years and years of her past lives, she won’t feel like any other 24 yo around!! 🤣🤣

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      like her supervisor said, she must have been a king in her previous life. .. and he can’t treat her like others

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      I think it would have helped if they had cast another actor to play the ML during his young adult years. I actually found for SHS to act as a 24 years old quite mind-boggling though.

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    Ahn whats-his-name

    Sorry I find this funny I laughed. 😂

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    lol.. she doesn’t even look young

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      What is that even supposed to mean???? 😅

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        per her character age.. and def. not younger than the actor.. its the hair dye i guess.. she just looks like in late 30s

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    10?? Lets say so she was 12, he was 8. She died. Got reborn. He was 9 when she is born! Right!!! oh.
    Will just go with the flow I guess. 😀

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    This was my major gripe when I saw the casting. The age gap is kinda an inherent part of the story and a dynamic between them, I love SHS but she is old for this role and no amount brown hair dye and weight loss can make her look in her young 20s

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    It’s his hair! He looked much older in the the last eps of Yumi. Anyway this should be much easier to forget that the FL of Course in Romance being in her early 30’s. Here I can buy she is 25 but he is not even 30 in that style.

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Ommo! No more loan sharking for me, Im an Entertainer-in-Training! Not to discount a promotion but it sounds even more arduous than Errand Boy 😮
In the meantime, all your loans are forgiven! 💸💸💸

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Interesting! Does it mean fewer 35 yr olds in Korean HS uniforms? 😂
How AI will de-age stars:
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/feb/06/de-ageing-on-screen-ai-artificial-intelligence-film

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    I dont think theyll find that cracking down on password sharing leads to more subscribers – more likely people will switch to having one service at a time for shorter times. Or even more likely, revert to piracy.

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@ally-le hey, Im a grandma! HB and SYJ had a baby boy. Apparently this happened two days ago, halmoni is the last to know 🤷‍♀️

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    Lol! I forgot to congratulate you!!! I actually knew a couple days ago too. And yeah, always the last to know.

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    What!!!!
    Lol. Had no idea a baby was on the way! Congrats 🎉

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    😂😂😂😂😂 Uh, congratulations? Can’t wait for pictures!

    (Actually I think celebrities who keep their kids’ faces off TV and social media are smart, but the pressure of public curiosity will be intense.)

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      Likely to be the worlds most beautiful baby (imho) 😁 but we probably will never know!

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Well, phhhttttt😛 the site wont let me post a NYT Sunday Interview of Psy due to an inappropriate word. So if anyones interested, please know that its there and you can search for it.

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