Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

So Iove this podcast, Pop Culture Happy Hour, but they are talking about a new food show on Hulu. It sounds super interesting. It’s called Taste the Nation. Anyway they delve into what it is about and what makes it so good. I’m not even going to try and condense it. I’m going to have to try and check it out.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5NaZWwyFQFVsEb02PFOYT6?si=DcO448xaQjOt43G6KH2eUg

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I am not a hugger but something about Kim Soo Hyun’s character Gang tae in It’s Ok to not be Ok makes me want to hug him and be hugged by him all at the same time.

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Though I liked the premiere of It’s Ok a lot, I then kind of fell away from watching dramas for a few weeks.
I’m back to watching it on and off today and I appreciate that MY’s intrrest in GT feels true to her character.
She likes pretty things, lol, but also I think he is a bit of a novelty and a puzzle to her.

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Decided to try The Babysitter’s Club.
Had a “Is that Alicia Silverstone?” moment. And then a “Whoa, she’s now the mom character ” moment.

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Life: Love on the Line
I’m not sure the next ep will be enough to make up for this, enough of an emotional payoff.
I hold a grudge.

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Hamilton!

This might just be on repeat this weekend, lol.

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For anyone who likes to make different types of kimchi. Those peppers look spicy.

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Has anyone watched the Will Ferrell Eurovision movie on Netflix yet? I\’m kind of excited because Dan Stevens is in it.

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    My mom was just telling me how she felt cheated coz it said comedy but she cried her eyes out.

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    We started it, but yeah, it’s supposed to be a tear jerker as well.

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The Dixie Chicks changed their name and released a new song.

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    Not a fan of country songs but I love their song Not Ready to Make Nice ❤❤❤

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    This is powerful and I like it a lot, but when all those names start showing up on the screen and there are SO many it makes me weep with so much sadness.
    We have got to change this world.

    thank you for sharing this @bcampbell1662

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    Thanks, I wouldn’t have known about this if not for you 👍🏼

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New podcast out of Ask Me about Kpop.
It is a good one. They are talking about some specific incidents of anti Blackness that idols have participated in and that the fandom needs to be a safe place to call these incidents out in.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7y0NmrjMXcdZrkkSYbYLVM?si=WA0Xdt4MSDumPleetpi34w

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I get that ratings are important, I do.

But am I the only one that doesn\’t care if the show I like isnt #1 in the ratings? Or even top 3?

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    I never pay attention to them tbh

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    I never consider ratings when watching a drama. If I like a drama then I’m watching.

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    You’re not alone!! I don’t intentionally watch a show based on hype and ratings— I watch what I want to watch, and like what I like 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

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    Nope – you aren’t alone. I don’t pay attention to them either.

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    I don’t care about the ratings as such but I do wish the shows I like do decently well mainly because hopefully more shows like that are made, or the quality of the show is maintained and it does not suffer from episode cuts. I don’t care if they break any records or not.

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      Yes, that is were I see the importance of ratings because it can boost other projects by the same writer, directors, or actors.
      But sometimes it seems as if people take it as a sporting event or as if a higher number is the only indicator of value.

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    Personally, I prefer dramas to have good ratings, I want the cast and crew to feel rewarded for their hardwork. No one wants to fail. I feel bad when I see dramas have super low ratings and hope the crew can still get paid for their work.

    Ratings are one way to measure success. It doesn’t mean anything for us international viewers but it does mean a lot for the cast and crew of the drama. For fans, they want their favourite actors/actresses/writers/directors to get good ratings and positive reception. The fact is: ‘No one is never not happy when a drama they’re watching hit high ratings’. Usually the ones complaining or getting defensive about ratings are those who feels their drama deserves better.

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      Very true. It just feels like the discourse around the ratings can be a little negative or heated.
      I like Park Min Young and haven’t really paid attention to the ratings on her last couple dramas, but I remember a couple people using the numbers to negate others positive comments on her.
      Or some LMH fans taking the lower ratings very personally.

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        From my observation….it’s usually hallyu star fans or stars with big fandoms (not only LMH’s) that are more into the ratings ‘fight’. No one is complaining much when dramas like Munchies, When The Devil Calls Your Name, Born Again got super low ratings. But when a Hallyu star is involved it’s a different story all together. Interestingly, just like some comments for TKEM before, I have also seen a comment made by IOTNBO watcher calling others dumb because some ‘can’t get’ the drama and the ratings fell for ep 2. Wanting a drama to be successful is okay but the negativity is really uncalled for. Huhuhu

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    Some of my favorite dramas have had lousy ratings.
    A couple I have mentioned before are I AM NOT A ROBOT and A POEM A DAY. I give credit to both dramas for maintaining high production standards notwithstanding the poor ratings.
    Re INAR. In an interview after INAR aired Yoo Seung-ho said he was shocked at the poor ratings. He said at first he couldn’t look Director-nim in the eye.
    In both cases I think the Writer and Director share the blame.
    In both dramas the main characters were introduced so negatively In the first episodes that I think a lot if viewers were turned off and never returned.
    Sorry for the mini rant.

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      Honestly, I sometimes think the viewer forgets there is supposed to be an arc in story telling. That the first eps are just the starting point.
      Though, yes sometimes first eps can be an indicator if the show is to your taste.

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This MV is adorable. I thought at first it was taken from a drama.

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    Standing egg is one of my favorite groups. Thanks!

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    OMG this is so amazing. I’m loving this kpop twitter activism

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      I am too.
      But I understand the frustration of a lot of fans because these fandoms have not always been welcoming.

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    Ha I just posted the same news, before I saw your post. 👍🏼

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    Omg 😆 🤣 😆

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Just watched this. I wish that asked a few questions about BLM and living in Korea. It is very centered on being something that is happening or needs to happen in the states.

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    Their statements of “it started with black people but we have made it our own so we don’t have support black people because of it” (I’m paraphrasing) tracks with how black people have been treated for centuries. Take from our culture then disregard us, we create and others steal. When that one chick said black people started it but it isn’t theirs anymore…WOW. As the saying goes: They want all of our rhythm but none of our blues.

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      I wish they’d maybe followed up with instances of korean culture or art forms being appropriated in that way. I’m sure there is some.
      My mind is completely blank right now and all I can think of is Gwen Stefani. It is horrible to think of now but at the time it didn’t phase me like it should of. That she would have these japanese women follow her around and basically use the Harajuku style to catapult her own fashion line with.

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        I wasn’t and still aren’t fond of her for that very reason. My youngest daughter LOVED Harajuku. I didn’t deny her the things she wanted but I gave a speech about appropriation for every single thing I bought. Eventually she stopped asking…lol.

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The power of Lee Hyori.
But the song is so good. I’ve had it on repeat since she performed it.
https://www.soompi.com/article/1407129wpp/bloo-thanks-lee-hyori-after-his-2017-track-downtown-baby-tops-realtime-charts

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Curious because I saw someone asking about this.
Does anyone know a good way to buy a korean edition of a magazine.

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Just looked up Lost Romance the Tawainese drama mentioned in the Open Thread. That does look like it could be good. Only one ep a week, but that fits my current attention span.

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    I looked into it yesterday 👌🏻👌🏻 It seems good, but I haven’t met a good Taiwanese drama in a while, so I’m still on the fence about starting it 🤨🤨🤨

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      I havent watched a lot of them. I also still need to watch Yong – jiu Grocery Store as I know many Beanies loved it.

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Saw this and passing it along.

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The kpop podcast I listen to tweeted out a list of black led kpop podcasts. One of the podcasts NYANetizans tweeted about this article.
https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/06/05/1002781/kpop-fans-and-black-lives-matter/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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