Beanie level: Noble idiot

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Hi friends!!! It\’s been a while :\’) I\’d love to come here as often as possible but somehow the fact that I keep getting logged out and the bother of always logging back in has made me too lazy…That and also the fact that I got a kdrama stan twitter account LOOL
But I’ve missed everyone and hope you’re staying safe and healthy during these times!! <3

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The fact that they’re a legit artist on Apple Music now 😂😂 SO PROUD

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Emerging from the dead to share this because I’ve probably rewinded and watched this scene over 1000 times

The way he’s looking at them sleeping, eyes full of quiet, simmering love.

AAHHHHHHHHH <3

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I am in the middle of exam season but needed to come online to say this:

#hospital ep 6

I\’ve BEEN calling it since EPISODE ONE BABY

http://www.dramabeans.com/members/brownieoholic/activity/1007681/#acomment-1007810

http://www.dramabeans.com/members/brownieoholic/activity/1022650/

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    They were definitely setting it up during this episode. Though I don’t want to get too invested only to get heartbroken later. With writer-nim’s reputation, I have a feeling in for a roller coaster ride.

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    SH and IJ? All the teasers had them stay closer so I’m not surprised if it goes there.

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    SO DID I!

    *high five*

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#hospitalplaylist ep 4

3/3

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#hospitalplaylist ep 4

2/3

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#hospitalplaylist ep 4

Let the shipping wars begin 1/3

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    I so agree. Their dynamic is so similar to siblings. The way they bicker doesn’t seem appropriate as a couple, they’d never be able to handle each other that way. Both straightforward and firm.

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Good lord I know this team loves its cliffhangers but can we get a damn follow-up at least in the next episode? #HospitalPlaylist

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I haven’t watched Reply 1994 so I could care less about Chilbongie being Chilbongie’d again.

I’m going down on the Junwan-Songhwa ship and there’s no stopping me.

The only other guy I’ll accept with Songhwa is Ikjun, but I doubt that’s going to happen.

But then again, this PD is OBSESSED with first love…and we’re all confident at this point Songhwa’s first love is Ikjun

But what if PD Shin is trying to break away from his tropes and won’t have *any* love lines between his characters?

That’ll be a bummer but seeing the way they kept emphasizing how believing girls and guys can’t be friends is old-fashioned…

Ugh but Songhwa is so shippable

But she’s also too cool for any of these people

Also Jeon Mi Do makes an AMAZING doctor

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    Yes yes and yes to all!

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    Ik-joon is married and has a son, though, no?

    I’d be okay with Jun-wan or Jung-won, tbh. I like Jung-won more as a character, though. Jun-wan is too shouty for me (so far, anyway).

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      Yeah that’s true !! Some people are theorizing he’s going to have problems with his married life down the line given the preview for Episode 3, but I dont think thats the case either

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I hadn’t realized just how deeply I’d fallen in love with Jang Dong Yoon until I saw a post on here about him considering a noona workplace romance and my heartbeat picked up?!? Gotta love it when an oppa creeps up on you without you even noticing

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    You’re having one of those kdramas moments where you’re like “oh no what’s wrong with me…why is my heart beating faster” and you get all flustered. 😉

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Hospital Playlist Ep 1 Thoughts

So was I the only one who was expecting that our main girl would be married to one of the boys in their crew? No? But these are the same writers as Reply, how can they not have at least one couple in their friend group?!?

I was fine with all of our friends being introduced as single but when Jo Jung Suk’s character appeared onscreen with his cute little son, and the drama made a point to showcase how Song Hwa was looking after him, I couldn’t help but hope that these two were married. But then who’s Professor Jang? We’re made to think that Song-hwa is dating Professor Jang, but what if that’s just a lie and this is all just another ‘who’s-the-husband’ game?? Maybe I’m being delusional. Yeah, maybe that’s it. I should just take things as the show is giving them to me.

*lowkey still hopes Ik-jun and Song-hwa have a son together*

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    I was surprised he had a son too! At first I thought ohhh no husband guessing this time since he’s married then I realized shoot is it Seonghwa? I swear if they do husband stuff again ughhh. Don’t let Yoo Yoonseok go through this again!

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      “Don’t let Yoo Yoonseok go through this again!”

      HAHAHAHA! I laughed more than I should. Poor Chillbong. Maybe they’ll pull off another Jung Yumi at the end too.

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        I was team Trash back then but still felt bad for Chilbong. I dont think I can see him broken again

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      YYS’s character DEFINITELY has a thing for Song hwa DAMMIT why are they doing this again

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      You guys are forgetting that the writer/director duo worked on prison playbook as well apart from the reply series and there was no guessing in that!!

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    I’m already shipping Songhwa with everyone. Kim Jun Wan teasing her was funny. But then in their first group photo, Ikjun’s hands were on Songhwa’s shoulders.

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      This writer-director duo made us all patanoid. Lol

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      1. Songhwa sleeping with Ikjun’s son – maybe she’s just being a good friend but who knows.
      2. Ikjun knows the most about Songhwa; even when the group is scheming on how to convince Songhwa to join the band they asked Ikjun first for any dirt on her
      3. He holds her guitar for her when she’s adjusting it
      4. THEY WERE WEARING MATCHING CLOTHES
      5. idk they just seemed to have this unrivalled sense of familiarity between them.

      I’m most likely reading into things that don’t exist but you can’t convince me that at least one of these men hasn’t already or won’t end up marrying Songhwa, and it rlly seems to be Ik-jun…

      GAH I KNOW IM BEING DELUSIONAL I KNOW I AM.

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        The way Junwan looked at her during band practice was also something to note!

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        No you’re not delusional. By the end of ep 1, Song Hwa’s boyfriend already cheated on her and I’m guessing Ik Jun and SH were a thing back in college but then IJ married someone else and is probably a single father now. The promos all hinted at them becoming a couple so I’m not even surprised that her boyfriend cheated on her in the very first episode.

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          Okay in the last scene that guy in the elevator was her boyfriend!?? I did not catch that so thankyou!!

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    I kinda wished more of them were married that would have been more realistic. Cuz most ppl are married by 40(not all ofc) but also I’m sure future episodes will reveal more complexities and layers for each of their existing or to happen relationships! This was just the first ep!

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Hi Bye Mama.

The cognitive dissonance with this drama is too real. I just want to know already the direction this drama is going to take because not knowing is giving me too much anxiety. I know it’s just a drama but I’m already so invested in Yu Ri and Gang Hwa !!!

The fact that Min Jung i.e. the stepmom, is billed as main cast (and is in the main poster) tells us she’s here to stay and has a big role.

The most logical and obvious outcome for this drama is that Yuri leaves after her 49 days are over but not before healing the wounds her sudden death had caused everyone.

But at the same time the flashbacks and montages of GH and YR’s happy marriage, all those missed opportunities, the inability of everyone to move on makes me want her to stay beyond those 49 days. Her death was just so grossly unfair and all those glimpses of happier times are just so depressing.

The primitive, dog-brain part of my mind wants Yuri to stay, but the logical, moralistic part wants the show to have Yuri just heal and leave everyone.

UGH IM SO CONFLICTED. Even if she stays alive, there’s so much that needs to be resolved.

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    In my mind, she’ll be leaving after 49 days. It doesn’t make sense for someone who’s already been dead to come back to life. What identity will she take? She’s already dead. She can’t be Yu-ri again.

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      I think the same. Also had it been the first time we would’ve seen the writers work then maybe it wouldn’t have been that predictable but thus shiw has so much in common with GBC. There this whole resolve our issues and leave situation fit too and only that makes sense here too.

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I just binged through CRUEL CITY this week and while the drama itself was fantastic, my experience would not have been the same if I hadn’t stumbled upon this blog during my binge http://dr-myri-blog.blogspot.com/.

I think the writers of this blog are also active here on DB so whoever you are I want to THANK YOU for literally MAKING MY WEEK with every single Cruel City “squee-cap” of yours. I don’t know you guys but I love you, and think each and every single one of you is hilarious and awesome

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    I recall 4 or 5 of the writers being active Beanies here a while back! Their squee-caps are hilarious indeed. I particularly remember the squee-caps for Heirs and When A Man Loves! *laughing*

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      mary used to write for them, that’s how I first discovered her!

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    “Cruel City” is definitely a good one ~!!! It’s the drama that introduced me to Jung Kyung Ho & Yoon Hyun Min and I have never looked back since!!

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I’ve emerged from the darkness otherwise known as a university-induced drama slump, to report that I’m absolutely obsessed with Hi Bye Mama.
I’ve been anticipating this one ever since it was announced and boy have the first 2 episodes lived up to expectations.
Also I thought it was just me but Lee Kyu Hyung is so attractive in this. I’ve always acknowledged he was a handsome man but this

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I decided to embark on a long-awaited watch of My Lovely Kim Sam Soon, considered a classic by many.

I knew what to expect – it was an early 2000s drama, an era notorious for kick-starting many of the classic tropes we see on TV today. So I wasn’t surprised to see any of those.

But can I just say HOW GLAD I AM that we’ve done away with the second female trope nowadays? I guess dramas today are more geared to pleasing their female viewers, so there’s a greater emphasis on the second male lead than the villainous SFL. Second female leads, if any nowadays, are ineffective at best. But back in the day, they were such compelling forces to our main couple, it made the main couple’s reconciliation look insincere, like the ML had chosen the FL as a second choice, while still holding deep affections for the SFL.

This was my biggest qualm in Goong (that show just spent WAY TOO LONG with the ML hesitating over his feelings) and it’s also my problem with Kim Sam Soon.

I’ve decided my problem isn’t the long-drawn out relationship between the ML and SFL, because I didn’t mind this in 2005’s My Delightful Choon-Hyang, or in 2007’s 9 Ends 2 Outs, but rather the way it’s done.

Maybe it comes down to the fact that the leads had a better established relationship before the angst hit, or that the FL had a hunky man of her own so she wasn’t left pathetically pining after him in the dust, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS. But I just couldn’t come to root for their relationship in Sam Soon like other old dramas.

I don’t understand why it took Hyun Bin’s character such a long time to come to terms with his feelings for Sam Soon (gotta love the thing about old kdramas where the girl always falls first *sarcasm*). Maybe I’m being unfair to this drama by stopping at Episode 7 and not continuing, but somewhere along the way I wasn’t feeling the same crack-tastic spark I felt in the first 4 episodes. Oh right..because that’s when the SFL appeared…

Anyway, moral of the story. Romcoms back in the day were more raw, intense, and had more substance, but a goddamn SECOND FEMALE LEAD ruined the story. Realistic relationships or no second female lead? Gotta pick ur battles I guess

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    I personnally think the OTP shouldn’t have been together. Not because of the ML’s hesitation but just their different view on the future. Sam Soon said he was her last chance to get married and… he was not the best choice. I kind of felt bad she viewed him as her only way to find happiness when she could’ve been with someone else who could see her for what she was.

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    I re-watched it again this year and I remembered how much I hated the romance. He was awful to her for most of the drama and the scene when he left for the states made me so cross. The SFL was so extreme and nasty, it ruined the show completely.

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I started Chicago Typewriter yesterday and I\’m already on Episode 9 and

This may just be the drama I\’ve been waiting for my whole life. Holy crap I\’m so in love

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After hearing how wacko this episode was, I decided to do a live commentary of Extraordinary You Episode 14 as I watched it.

https://thekdramacloset.wordpress.com/2019/11/16/ks-live-commentary-extraordinary-you-episode-14/

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GAH Extraordinary You is why I don\’t like to think about my dramas too much, because it\’s always much better in your head than canon

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    Damn, that’s exactly what I was saying when the whole Goryeo-manga twist was properly revealed. I had some way more unique ideas 😂

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