Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

I love this song. Especially perfect for a drizzling autumn morning.

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Hometown Cha Cha Cha ep 15: Spoiler Spoiler Spoiler

Is this supposed to feel like healing? Who plotted this drama, because it\’s depressing as hell.
We spend episode after episode on nothing and then fill the second to last with all the tragedy. Have our hero finally put down some of his guilt and start to take some true steps out of his grief and then kill off basically the last of his family, oh and he may need to decide to move or not.
Like I get that everyone deals with grief in different ways and sees death differently, but losing someone you loved and loved you back is a blow. I dont get leaving our hero and the town with that kind of wound at the end of a drama. Also, I\’m now thinking of her family, especially her granddaughter, and all of their regrets. I get that death is a part of life and all that but grief is a horrible thing.

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I hate complaining about slow subs because what Viki subbers do is amazing, but I really want to know what Dali is saying to that creep

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Watching Knowing Bros. and wasn’t expecting Simon D to sing a ballad with Lee Hi.

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Dali ep 1
Charming. I like the fashion, colors, and our leads. I really like Dali. Even laughed out loud a couple times.

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    And bonus points that our ML also seems to like Dali from the start. His bashful happy faces are sweet.

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    wat is this show about?

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      It’s definitely a romcom. The ML grew up poor but his family is now new money with a successful chain of restaurants. The FL is more old money, but when her father passes she is left with debt. It’s set up so that the ML helps her with her debt to keep an art museum open and running. A bit of a mystery surrounding the father’s death, but over all, so far, very light hearted. The two leads are very likable with both seeming to be warm hearted, but otherwise opposites. She is refined and book smart and he more street smart and a little rough around the edges.

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Cha Cha Cha:
Why is he so bad with parents? I guess it was finally his turn for the second hand embarrassment.

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Cha Cha Cha ep 6.

That photo in the book. Would they give our ML such a dark backstory as what that photo could hint at?
Or a family of friends he couldn\’t save?

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    Yes, yes, they would would give the hero such a tragic backstory. 😂

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    I presume it’s with his parents but the father is hidden in the shadow. Just wonder if it’s some family tragedy or domestic abuse – and the grandfather with whom he spent his childhood in Gongjin was the maternal grandpa.

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    I thought that the photo was that of his family (the lady was his mother). I am speculating that the father did not die at the same time as his mother (as he was told), and met him again after college. And that hand in his nightmare might have belonged to his father who might have died or committed suicide later – and his guilt might be because he ignored or shunned his father.

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Cha Cha Cha ep 6:

Almost done with the ep. I had suspected from the last ep that the Town Chief, Landlady, Teacher triangle was going to be a little different than I\’d first thought. Any real chance they\’ll ditch the ex husband/boyfriend and fall for each other?

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    He’s so not worth it, so yeah. BFFL!

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    I wish they would.

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    I really, really wish thats the way it’s going. Continues the agenda of dramaland’s year of the lesbians *and* is a much more interesting story to tell than a typical love triangle. I already ship them.

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    A strong sailing LandladyxTeacher ship would make me so happy.

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    It would be one way to explain the divorce that no one knows the reason for, I tend to doubt it though, she – the landlady was getting way to happy to feed that idiot ex of hers

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Hometown Cha Cha Cha ep 4:

I know they are divorced, but I did not like that scene between our landlady/restaurateur and her ex in front of his first love. She\’d been so happy to cook for him. Usually I might be up for a second chance romance, but I dont think I want to see her hurt before it gets better. She sees like such a kind hearted person who has been hurt enough. If she wants a romance can the show just send her someone new?

BTW whoever is playing the cop is cute.

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    Agree with the cop

    And after asiwianwiki-ing him, maybe I should try Lost now, despite it looking so dreary. He is also starring in that drama.😊

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      He also plays the psychopath in DDSSLLS.

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    I felt hurt for ahjumma. He was sweet to her but changed when he came across his first love 😒

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Listening to this podcast ep which is a deep dive into H.O.T and they are talking about the physical fight that broke out between the H.O.T fans and the Sechs Kies fans. One of the hosts talks about an interview where one of the Sechs Kies members talks about how a girl with a bloody nose came up to him and said something like \”Oppa I got five of them\” and he just tells her \”Good job I\’m proud of you.\”
And idk why but that made me laugh so hard.

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    As someone who didn’t grown up w/ H.O.T. and Sechs Kies, I assumed the fandom wars depicted in Reply 1997/Answer Me1997 was exaggerated for humor. Today, I learned it’s actually closer to reality than I had thought lolol

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      That’s a refrain the hosts keep saying in the ep, something like H.O.T fans were always ready to fight, lol.

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    Sechskies did all kinds of things that are inconceivable to modern kpop fans. Listen to this opening by Jiwon: https://youtu.be/1k_BO5KUBUE

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      🤣
      I wonder what the reaction was at the time?

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        I heard the backstory is that Sechskies were getting accused of lip-synching a lot (LOL, what a quaint concern, given modern k-pop performances) and it stressed Jiwon out a lot, so he basically wanted to show that no, they were actually singing when they were performing.

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          This story appears in one of the most liked comments on the video! Apparently he decided to curse in English because it wouldn’t get picked up by the censors LOL.

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Awhile ago there was a Beanie who was recommending You Are My Hero. I took note of it and just started it today and am so glad I did. Thank you to whoever that was.

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    chinese drama? doctor and soldier? bombing in 1st episode?
    is that the series

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      Yes, that is the one. I’m enjoying it a lot. Good pacing, likable characters, and a strong slow burn romance.

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    Many of us here on DB watched and loved this show! It’s got a great OTP, and it was reasonably entertaining. The second leads were a bit of a pain, but there’s another – third – OTP that’s very charming, to compensate! I won’t spoil it for you 🙂 but enjoy the watch (trudge through 4 eps in the middle where there’s a side story with a crazy “ex”, and you’re good for the rest of it!)

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      When his sister arrived and was just his sister I was hopeful that no crazy ex would appear. I should of known better.

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Cha Cha ep 2.
She could definitely be more careful with her wording, but I wouldn\’t eat out of someone\’s hands like that or like strangers touching me.

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    I really hope that the show touches on the townspeople and how they need to evaluate some things within themselves. And yes, I am also including the elderly residents.

    Yoon needed to hear that and no one was telling him. He runs a coffee house and cannot make a proper cup of coffee.

    That opening scene when Hye Jin first entered was pretty telling. He should have shut his daughter down. Hye jin was not only an adult but a customer and he allowed her to roll like that.

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      I do hope that Hye Jin still wears her regular running clothes.

      I did like the beat in the story about the community leaders/business owners cleaning and it being important for Hye Jin to show up and she not grasping that from being a new business owner and from a city where it’s just done for you.

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        I was pretty sympathetic to her on the other stuff but I wanted to shake her when she tried to blow off cleaning.

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          Me as well. She knew about it and should have been there. But when she yelled, ‘Leave me alone’, yeah, she should have had some peace. Even when they were pissed at her, they were still on her case. I would have wanted a break as well. She will get there, she is not a bad person, but they really need to leave her alone because being capable at her job and being private and wanting privacy is something she should be allowed and entitled to.

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          What got me was that it took her so long to apologise to Yoon! Even after bumping into him a few times she didn’t say anything.

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            I can see her not wanting to make the situation worse. I’m glad she waited until they were alone and could talk about it with no outside interference. There one on one time was nice and it gave Yoon the opportunity to think and react on his own as to what to do.

            I think of him finally throwing away his second master copy. He was ready to move on and Du sik decided to take it upon himself to bring it back. Yoon is a follower and I think Hye Jin and what went down is the first he really had time to think on his own. It showed growth with him.

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    but put cultural context to it.. so you can’t evaluate character’s behavior with a different culture lens (other than the one character is set in)

    Eating from hands, sharing from same pot.. as far as i gather from varieties etc.. is quite common.. people make wraps and offer to others as a token of love..

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    Like i get it that some cultures would see this as unhygenic or just plain dislike.. but in that drama setting it is not out of norm, hence she stands out as snob

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      Actually, even the shared dishes, stew pots especially, in kdramas depends on your family tradition. Our family never did that. Even when we were poor, my mother gave each person their share in a separate dish or plate. That was how she was though by her grandmother, b. 1864, Late Joeson, who was taught the same by her mother… we were taught early on shared dishes were unsanitary.

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        ya.. i agree differences can exist locally also..

        but what do you do in a majority setting.. i am also not sure.. how you politely decline in these kind of scenarios

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          There are times where you just can’t. For example, this particular scene where a new dentist is being introduced to “society”, she practically had no choice but to go along. No different than US executives going around to the remote parts of the world eating local stuff that they personally found gross, icky, whatever.

          No choice, that is, if you want to do business with the locals.

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      There are times I do try to remind myself that I am watching through my western lense.

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      And it’s not like she would have died from one bite. It wasn’t a huge deal or anything. I am as hygienic as her, but if I were to start a business there, I would have accepted it.

      Plus, her telling the restraunt owner that she was not correctly preparing the fish was downright rude.

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Just reading the Seungri news. It\’s been so long I though he was going to get away free.
I wonder what the reaction is in Korea?

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Caught up on Nevertheless last night and now to watch the latest Hospital Playlist ep.
I have so many others lined up and never seem to get to them, but it\’s hot, covid is up, and I have some vacation days.

Between My Holo Love, Word of Honor, Live Up to Your Name, You are My Spring, or Racket Boys what would you all go for?

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    You are my spring is very good 🙂

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    I would choose Live Up to Your Name or Racket Boys!! Both are absolutely lovely

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    I have watched LUTYN and am now watching YAMS.

    I think LUTYN is great for binge-watching. I loved this one to pieces after I binged it a year ago perhaps. *happy sigh* I proclaimed Kim Nam-gil my first official Oppa for a year that year. His chemistry with Kim Ah-joong was just off every chart.

    Now I’m watching YAMS. I think this one is different from an easy-to-watch LUTYN but also great in its own way. This one I’d recommend you start watching now so you catch up with the rest of us. I personally think that this one is better for live-watching as there are many things that you might want to contemplate on. The dialogues are great, and the characters very real.

    Having said that, I have to say that I don’t really like the murder part of the story that much… but well, it has that so I’ll just take what I like.

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    YOU ARE MY SPRING!!!! 🍠🍠🍠🍠

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    I’m 100% loving both You Are My Spring and Racket Boys.

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    Live Up to Your Name is over and it was good. Racket Boys ends the next week and I never was disapointed by it. The kids are lovely! I really like Your Are My Spring but only the half of the drama has aired.

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    Racket Boys!!!

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I\’m not watching The Devil Judge but was curious about it. I sort of skimmed the recap and comments and also a break down on Soompi. It feels like two different shows. The soompi makes it seem like at the heart is a potential angsty (and disturbing because of a resemblance to a sibling) romance between the two leads and I\’m not getting that at all from here. I\’m guessing soompi is shipping some.

https://www.soompi.com/article/1476227wpp/5-moments-from-episodes-5-6-of-the-devil-judge-that-had-us-worried-for-yo-han

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    They are shipping but there’s been some queer-baiting going on, especially at the beginning, with lots of long looks, some while in bedrooms shirtless lol.

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Their voices sound beautiful together.

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    Yes.

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    They do! It’s taking me some time to watch each episode but every song is a reward. I do like it a lot.’

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I really know nothing about him, but reading up on this Kris Wu situation. Disturbing. But seems like the women are being believed and backed up by other women.

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Well had a couple of weeks of feeling ok not wearing a mask but being vaccinated, but that\’s gone now. I\’m done with hearing about vaccination rates here in the States, so can we just Send them all to people who want them.

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Hospital Playlist ep 4.

IK Sun what the hell?
Usually I can take the whole noble idiocy thing as just a common trope, but not here. I\’m not sure they can come back well from this if they want the two to be end game. How is that the response to the comment that she might be being selfish in the relationship? On paper I like this couple. Both around 40 and very successful and committed to their careers , but it isn\’t working here for me. Also, maybe because Kyung Jung ho is playing it so believable as this person who is taking next steps in his life including wanting to be in a very committed relationship.

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    in another drama i can take noble idiocy in my stride, but coming from HP and this couple, it felt annoyingly off & stupid.

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      Yes, I’d rather if she felt the assessment from her brother was true she’d just call him up and ask, “How’d your day go? Tell me everything.” Less dramatic but way more satisfying.

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    This is exactly where I am with this couple. Was she trying to give him one less thing to worry about? Is she actually in to someone else? I have a vague memory of her sending the couple ring back and lying about it because she didn’t want to be that serious. But I could be making that up. Did she already know that shes sick and she didn’t want to be another thing for him to worry about?
    I also feel some kind of way about them keeping it from IkJun for so long that they are in a relationship. I get holding off a few weeks but once they knew they were SERIOUS and dropping I love yous here and there and everywhere it feels disrespectful to him. Like neither of them love and respect IkJun as much as they say.

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      I’m reading it as noble idiocy and now a double dose with her sickness.
      I think with the ring there was a mix up with the delivery and it got sent back and she just told him to hold on to it. It always made me a little sad to see him wear his and know she didn’t have hers.
      Yes, I honestly thought Ikjun knew this whole time and so it didn’t really hit me until he was on the phone how big the secret had become.

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        You’re probably right and Im not. Remembering correctly since I didnt rewatch season 1 but I thought she got the ring in the mail, opened it up and looked at amd decided she didnt want the commitment and pretended that she didnt get it and the whole thing with him getting the box mailed back to him because no one was there was a lie. But I MUST be remembering that wrong because they would have brought it up in some fashion by now. I have to let it go because Ive been lowkey irritated with her over this!

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        About the ring – i always forget it’s Junwan’s/Iksun’s but keep on wondering if it’s the actual couple ring of KH & Sooyoung 😅

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    Honestly, it’s the issue with long distance relationship. You don’t want to worry the other so you keep secrets making things worse. But she’s keeping a lot of things. She could have been more open about her roomate, telling he’s the guy but JW doesn’t have to be worried about him. She didn’t tell about the accident to her brother and JW only knew by chance. She didn’t tell to JW about her liver. And now she broke up, she let her brother know about the relationship without warning JW… I mean she really thought her brother was so stupid and won’t understand ?

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    I wouldn’t call this noble idiocy at all. It’s outright selfishness that she cares more about herself than anything else – and I wouldn’t know what to trust from the ring return to the room mate. Of course, we could be biased because we only see JW’s sufferings.

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A contribution to the party. I stumbled on an interview with IU from a few years ago and she rec’d this song. I happened to find it at the beginning of spring and listened to it everyday on my way to work for a couple months. #BVIPP

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