Beanie level: Errand boy

#Lost is such a masterpiece!

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I posted a comment that is under moderation, but it has no words from the list @sicarius provided (no vel0cirapt0rs involved). I will post and ripost here to find the culprit…

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Getting heartbroken isn’t a metaphor.
You merely can’t see the wound. But the injury is real.
The problem is that even the patient doesn’t know about the injury because it doesn’t bleed.
[…] If I were to compare this to a car accident, this person’s arms, legs and ribs would all be broken.
“Get up and walk. Why are you lying in bed?”
You can’t say that.
You’re still hanging in there.
I want to say you’re doing so well.

#YouAreMySpringEp3

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I\’m perplexed 😐
#Oh!MasterEp.9

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    Yup. There I was, cheering madly cos Joo-in and Hae-jin manage to save Bi-soo and give him his voice back. Then Little Grim Reaper has to pop up with his mad glaring eyes and pour cold water over everything.

    I think I said, What the heck, one too many times at the end. Still watching and loving it though, lol.

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    I’m exhausted. This drama started out light, sweet and fun. It had plenty of elements already to add the required storytelling tension (different personality types, creative differences, mom illnesses, etc.). Now they’re just throwing the kitchen sink in there, too. I still enjoy it, I’m still watching – but primarily because when JooSoo are together, they blast off my screen electric. The first half of ep 9 was angst; then we got some catharsis; and now we’re set up for more angst? I’m wondering if I should pause and wait to watch the rest until it finishes.

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    If only I could tell you anything that makes sense…

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      The writing is so messed up… 😕

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        I thought the linking of the birth secret and the love triangle was done quite sensibly and even economically. In a single episode, Bi-soo and his mum reveal all to each other; his mum promptly shows the stepdad the door; and on witnessing Bi-soo’s suffering, Joo-in realises and confesses just how much she cares about her “cat”. And Joo-in was also admirably resolute when she rejected the ad campaign with Yoo-jin and came clean to her manager about being Bi-soo’s housemate.

        And then the writer spoils it all with Mad Glaring Eyes.

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          The second half of ep 9 did pull itself back on track, I thought. I really liked how he just told his mom what happened with the stepdad – 100% took the venom out of his threat. I was so happy the drama did that vs having Bi-soo keep it to himself.

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            Episode 10 is bloody awful though. Not just because of what it’s about, but because it pointlessly repeats ep9’s pattern. When the LUCA characters were pursued and beaten up over and over again, at least there was a good reason for it. Oh Master Ep10 felt like the writer either had a fit of absent-mindedness, or decided that the audience would appreciate Joo-in’s steadfastness only if she endured the same crap twice.

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Beanies, is Beyond evil worth watching? Has it a satisfying ending?

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Beanies, this morning I have taken the subway for the first time after a year!

I was very scared and really happy (well, I am scared and happy even when I go grocery shopping, this period).

Though I am vaccinated, there are still limitations, here, but finally today I had an acceptable reason to go out.

Then I took a walk. It’s beautifully strange to realize that there are other things (and beautiful things) beyond the walls of my home.

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Happy 2021, Beanies!!
Thanks for this year together!

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#2020Roundup
Day31: best PD (stolen idea from Jezz)

Park Shin-woo (IOTNBO)

Here is the end of our roundoup! Thank you to all the beanies that had this idea, that wrote posts, that commented and read.

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#2020Roundup
Day30: Drama with the cutest children

Tale of the nine-taled

These children were not only cute, but talented, too.

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#2020Roundup
Day29: Best cast

Crash landing on you

I think a drama has a great cast when not only the first and second leads, but even the secondary characters have enough space and are well characterized.

Last year my choice was VIP, this year Crash landing on you. Probably everyone has learned to love the ducklings, the village ajummas and the found family among the leads and the soldiers. And, as other beanies have pointed out, even Dan and her mother weren’t stereotyped evil characters, but very human and relatable.

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#2020Roundup
Day28: Drama I’d like to watch asap

Kairos

This year I haven’t watched many dramas that seemed interesting and that I’d like to watch, but on top of the list there is Kairos.

I am always scared to start a drama with time travels because I fear the story will derail, but I read only good things about Kairos (and was able to stay away from spoilers!), and I really want to watch again SSR and LSY.

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#2020Roundup
Day27: Crazy but fun

My dangerous wife

Actually I haven’t finished this yet, but so far it fits perfectly in this category.

It’s true, it starts with a man cheating on his wife and the woman planning her revenge, and it has strong “Gone girl” vibe, but it’s not a heavy show like The world of the married.

It doesn’t take itself seriously, and every time I watch an episode, I find myself thinking that it’s really crazy… but fun.

Oh, and the OST is great.

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#2020Roundup
Day26: Drama that was part of your Christmas

It’s okay to not be okay

My sister sent me the OST of IOTNBO from Scotland as Christmas gift.
Being from Korea, it has already travelled more than I have my whole life!

The package is really beautiful, and the book is full of photos!
I didn’t expect such a gift due to the situation, and I’m very happy!

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#2020Roundup
Day25: Drama that had a Christmas episode

Crash landing on you (ep.8)

Generally I don’t like Christmas episodes, they seem forced and too sugary, but this was beautiful.

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#2020Roundup
Day24: Drama that got boring

Oh, my baby

The first episode – and not only – of this drama perplexed me: it was labeled as a rom-com, but I felt like crying.
It had an interesting theme, though, and Jang Na-ra, and some wise observations about the children/parents relationship, and I continued watching.

But sadly it got boring. It seemed that all the secondary characters didn’t work, but above all the girls in Ha-ri’s office were boring, and Jae-young’s attempts to win her over.
The last two episodes felt really long, and for once I am not sure I liked the “whole” happy ending: I don’t know if women in the same situation as Ha-ri would be comforted by it or discouraged.

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    You perfectly defined the drama.
    I loved it until episode 10 and then, it simply got boring.
    And JaeYoung character was also so annoying. He got on my nerves, being so selfish and arrogant… I would have killed him a thousand times.
    As for the main couple, though I loved both Jang Nara an Goo Joon together, at the end I was not invested in their relation and the obsession over having the baby was too much. I also wondered why no other options (as adoption or assuming you can be happy without being a parent) were explored, and not that I liked the miracle baby ending, either.

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Happy holidays, dear Beanies!

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#2020Roundup
Day23: Drama I regret I didn’t watch live

Do you like Brahms?

I prefer watching dramas live. I like having a couple days in a week to look forward to, I enjoy the story and twists more, and I am sure I will finish the show, while it takes me lots of time to finish a drama – even more than one year – when I don’t watch live. But, above all, I love opening the fan wall and finding Beanies’ gifs, opinions or rantings.

I would have loved spazzing with you on the fan wall about this drama. It seemed so much fun!
I started watching it just before the – now dreaded – ep.12, and I’m still stuck at ep.9…

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2020 Round Up
Day22: Bad but (somehow) fun

Born again

I must say a thing about Born again: it was a sincere drama. In fact it has been bad since the first episode.

But it aired when I was having a very busy period and one of its nonsense, 30 minutes episode was the only thing my tired brain could bear.

The writing was just awful (even if the actors did their best with what they had) and the story more and more absurd, but somehow it was fun to watch that mess.

So, I don’t regret watching it, but I DON’T recommend it!

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#2020Roundup
Day21: Best poster (based on other Beanies’ idea)

It’s okay to not be okay

The main poster is beautiful! So ethereal!
But the other two with the leads (in both human and animated form) sitting on a book cover are pretty, too.

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    Oh, yes! I really love the top one – it’s so beautiful and totally conveys the “once upon a time” feeling for me.

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    Everything about this show is amazing.

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