Beanie level: Noble idiot

Watching Twogether and it’s really reinforcing for me that
a) my language skills are limited
b) those two are extremely cute
c) fan meetings are super awkward 😅

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IOTNBO: that picture book would give my kids nightmares. It might give me nightmares 😅

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Mystic Pop-up Bar! It’s all happening! I want to see next week but also then it will be the end so I’m very conflicted! What will I do with myself?!

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Mystic Pop Up bar really hitting me in the feels with this episode 😭

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There has been an *animated discussion* in my household about the infinite set of real numbers between 0 and 1 for about the last 15 years…I did not expect this to ever intersect with kdramas. #thekingep7

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I’m so invested in Oh My Baby, best rom com I’ve seen in ages! (So far at least)

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Lol at leaving baby at daycare for the 1st time – “she plays well without her dad. That’s nice but a bit upsetting”…am about to do this with my child who is same age and it’s so true! #ohmybaby

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I put My Girlfriend is Gumiho on ‘in the background’ while doing housework because I’d seen it so didn’t matter if I missed a few subtitles….suddenly it’s after midnight and I’m up to ep 5, whoops😅

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#30daydramachallenge

Drama with SLS
I dropped this at about episode eight because I got so angry with it, so maybe something miraculous happens but….Easy Fortune Happy Life. Hmmm, shall I choose vicious arrogant rapey *swearwords* or shall I choose this nice heroic triad member who is only trying to protect me?!

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    Side note: I sometimes feel like these things are funded by Triad PR 😂 there are so many gangsters with hearts of gold in dramaland.

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#30daydramachallenge

Drama that deserves as S2
Well I don’t know that it deserves a season 2 because if it had done things right it would be contained in one season BUT…Vagabond.

Maybe an unpopular opinion but I really enjoyed this, it had so many of my favourite things – intrigue! Unrealistic action sequences! Lee Seung Gi! 😍😍😍

So I would like them to do season 2 and FINISH THE STORY, please and thank you.

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#30daydramachallenge
Doing some catch up – days 10 and 11…
Best Kiss
Lots of contenders for this but today I’ll pick the one from Lie To Me when they’re doing karaoke. It feels like a genuinely impulsive moment.

Worst Kiss
The frozen statue kiss. Worst example that comes to mind is from Master’s Sun . Our couple having a big passionate argument, music swells….blank emotion-free statue kiss. With bonus spinning camera so you can see just how frozen it is. So jarring.

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I want to watch Oh My Baby but I’m about halfway through The Last Empress and I struggle watching the same person in two things at once, what do I do?! 😱

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I’ve only recently delurked after months (years) of lurking so joining in 🙃
Minion Questionnaire: Beanie Edition
1. Explain your username (and/or avatar).
It’s my childhood nickname (my real name is Beth). I have no avatar as yet because I am lazy.
2. What is the first drama that you watched (or the first drama that made an impression)?
Playful Kiss (which I am currently rewatching).
3. Tell us about a job or two that you’ve had in the past.
I was involved in transcribing historical marriage records (from the 1800s) and had to teach a bunch of uni kids students how to read old fashioned handwriting because they couldn’t understand any of it
4. Have you ever lived a moment that you thought belonged in a drama?
Once I was out drinking with my flatmates and was talking with the one who would (a year later) become my boyfriend (and more years later, husband). We looked up and EVERYONE ELSE HAD GONE. They’d left like half an hour before we noticed, including one of them coming back for his coat. 😂😂😂😂
5. What drama genres do you especially like?
Romance with comedy
6. What drama genres do you especially dislike?
Romance with tragedy
Also horror – I had to make my husband watch Oh My Ghostess with me because the ghosts were too scary 😂
7. Is there a drama character you’ve ever strongly identified with, and why?
Duk-mi from Her Private Life, because I used to have a boyband website (not nearly to the same extreme though) which I kept strictly separate from my regular life.
8. What was your major in school?
Classical studies
9. What’s a random skill you have?
I can read Ancient Greek.
Also I am good at deciphering old handwriting 😄
10. Favourite non-Korean movie and/or TV show?
Pride and Prejudice (BBC 1995 version)
11. Which Hallyu celebrity would you actually want to meet and spend an hour with?
Honestly I’d really rather not because I think admiration is better done from afar 😂 never meet your heroes and all that….but for the sake of answering this question I’ll say Lee Seung Gi because shallow reasons. 🙈
12. Your favorite drama has an unholy alliance with your most hated drama and produces a mutant baby drama. Describe the plot.
A struggling ex girl group member is torn between a megastar who pretends he doesn’t like her but actually does and a chef who does like her is also a sexist bigot who makes her behave like a spineless dishcloth.*
She ditches the chef because she is doesn’t want to be pathetic and lives happily ever after with Cha Seung Won, the end.

*so, just a regular dishcloth, I guess? They don’t tend to have spines🧐

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The mother in Playful Kiss must be one of very few dramaland mothers desperately trying to get her son together with the heroine? all the others I can think of are intent on being extra mean to FL.

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@isthatacorner what have you done to me?! I was reading your posts about Playful Kiss yesterday and now all of a sudden I’m at Episode 6 😄 I had forgotten so much!

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    Its SO MUCH BETTER than I remembered, or possibly even ever gave it credit for! Im loving it! So confused.

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      So much better! My memory had made everyone into extreme caricatures but it’s really not like that.

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        Same! And theyve combined storylines that I felt were draggy in iswak. Its a good drama!

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          I have never seen any of the other versions 😱 I might have to go on a watching spree after this, if I can find them

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            Im pretty sure Ive seen all the versions out there (except the anime. Im pretty sure theres an anime and I keep not watching it).
            This is my theory on why I remember it being so bad:

            I watched this fairly early in my new drama watching days–like this is in the first 10 dramas I watched. I think I watched on df and the comments there sent me to youtube looking for the short series special (something like 2 or 3 short eps that take place after they get married. Their date may be one of the eps). And the comments led me to iswak and tka and by the time I finished those dramas I was hooked on the drama and started actively looking for the other adaptations. But by this point my faulty memory no longer remembered the actual good drama that I had watched just the story and that it was SO. MUCH. WORST. than PK.
            And from there I think I took all the annoying qualities about iswak and exaggerated them for PK and since it had been years since I saw PK my memory didnt know any better.

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            But also, even outside of me PK has a rep of being the worst adaptations and it really really REALLY is not.

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#30DayDramaChallenge
Ask me tomorrow and I’ll probably say something different 😎 just getting caught up.

Fav KDrama
Definitely depends on how I’m feeling on the day. Today I’ll go with The Greatest Love because i still love it after multiple rewatches.

Fav CDrama
I’ve only ever finished 2 cdramas. So I’m going with Put Your Head On My Shoulder, it was cute.
For Taiwanese drama though….Bromance. So silly, so good.

Fav JDrama
I’ve only ever seen Good Morning Call, and only part of that, so…that, I guess?

First Drama Ever Watched
Playful Kiss. Fun fact, I started watching dramas so I could watch tv without having to wait for my husband on the shows we were watching together. And now he has to wait for me to finish watching my dramas 😎

Favourite Male Lead
Plenty of contenders 😅 today it will be Dong Man from Fight My Way because I luff him.

Favourite Female Lead
Kang Joo Eun from Oh My Venus. The premise of this drama could have been super problematic but Joo Eun is warm, capable and confident instead of being downtrodden and needing rescuing from everything in her terrible life.
I almost chose Mi Ho from My Girlfriend is a Gumiho so maybe I just like Shin Mina.

Best OTP
This again probably depends on the day. I could easily choose the OTP from Weightlifting Fairy because they are natural and supportive and cute together but that’s been chosen a lot so I won’t. Today I’m going to ignore the annoying toy desk (wtf, dude? Give the woman a proper place to work) and go with Min Hyuk and Bong Soon because they’re so darn cute.

Worst OTP
I found this very hard because I tend to drop dramas if I’m not feeling the main couple and then I don’t really remember them. I’ll go with the couple from Pasta since I dropped it because she was pathetic and he was a sexist bigot.

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Fav secondary couple

Soo Ji and Sang Goo from BTLIOF…by the end they were the only reason I was still watching.

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    I was more invested in that couple… they were more mature and realistic

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    Oh I loved them tooo…. I loved the fact that sharing of air miles was a special moment for them… For them…how cute cld they get 😆😆😆

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