Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

This is what DB looks like a lot of the time now. I hope that @db-staff appreciates it’s only my love for this community that still makes me come here

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Of course she said her heart skipped a beat – my heart skipped a beat, just watching this scene!
Maybe even more than one beat

#unfamiliarfamily

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My Unfamiliar Family is really Bridget Jones: the Makjang Years

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Of course she fell for her boss. Look at the size of his… bookshelves!

Loving My Unfamiliar Family. Not really knowing your family – or what’s going on in your parents’ life – is so relatable to me

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    This show is such a breath of fresh air. I do think it went slightly into makjang territory (what with the ending of ep 2) but well it is by all means a weekender family drama, airing on the weekend with lesser episodes so tropes should fit.

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    I want that library 😍😍

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    Mindy was saying how good episode one was, but those bookshelves might be the biggest incentive for me to watch. I do love a man with a sizable… book collection.

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    Episode 2 was as good as the first one. A bit surprising with that makjang bit BUT I LOVE MAKJANGS. This might be my favorite family drama this year.

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    What show is this?

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The perfect depiction of how watching Once Again makes me feel.

It\’s my happy pill for the week

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Ahn Eun-ji (Min-ha in HP) is becoming my new Kim Seul-gi: an actress who makes me pay attention when she’s in a drama because her characters are always awesome! Evidence: Possessed, My Fellow Citizens, Prosecutor’s Diary and now Hospital Playlist

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    She has a very lovable face. Like a friend you can be comfortable with. She looks warm if that makes sense lol.

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    I LOVED her in MFC. Unpopular opinion here, although MFC is one of my favorite shows but I never got the beanies’ love for Park Hoo Ja. To me she was incredibly dumb and gullible. Everything she acheived was because of her little sister, who was smart, educated and fantastically quick-witted. I sometimes think what would the show be like if SHE was the villain! Probably much much darker!

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The Aunt and the Butcher scenes in Once Again make me laugh so much! This drama is exactly what I needed!!😂😂😂

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    OMG this screencap alone is enough to make me burst into laughter 😂

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    I had thought about watching this when it first started as the premise sounded interesting, but then I thought the initial Beanie reaction was lukewarm.

    But you are liking it?

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      It took a few episodes to get going but by the end of ep 4 (counting in half-hour episodes) it became clear that the show wasn’t going along the normal stereotypical plot-lines & character tropes, now I’m really loving it.

      In the beginning, some of the arguing seems irritating and annoying but you soon find out a) what the arguing is really about and b) that the siblings & parents look out for each other, and suddenly you end up caring for all of them (apart from the mother-in-law).

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Just saw Hyena ep 8 and after ep7 lulled me into a false sense of security, ep 8 just ripped my heart out, stuck it through the shredder and handed me a little bit of sticky tape to make it all better

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    oh no, i haven’t started on this week’s episodes and now i’m like both nervous and excited?

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    But it was soooooo goooooood!

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    Episodes 7 and 8 were the best so far! I haven’t been this satisfied with a drama in a while.

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    Man Guem Ja was so strong even as a teenager. It takes an enormous amount to strength to even consider stabbing yourself. Also the low five in episode 7 was so adorable. I feel so sorry for Hee Jae. Poor guy is carrying a wounded heart and no matter how much Guem Ja tells him to go for someone else, he can’t

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      The reason why it hit me so hard, is because it showed that no matter how strong you are, you carry the childhood damage with you. Especially the contrast between how she could stand up against the gangsters, but was afraid of her father.

      That she actually told Hee Jae was huge.

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        I agree. Even if she decided to embrace that moment of vulnerability, it was a huge deal that she trusted him enough to the him about her childhood. I think she realises that smart though he may be, Hee Jae is a pretty straight forward guy

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I got 6 episodes of Kingdom Season 2 this morning!

I can\’t think of anything better to watch than a drama about a zombie apocalypse…

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Whatever you want to say about Que Sera Sera, I loved this track from the OST. They used it so often (hint: whenever something exciting was about to happen) that I expected RL life-changing moments every time this came up on shuffle play. You know – something throwing their employee badge in the bin. That kind of thing…

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    March Music #2

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    Call me crazy but I love “Que Sera Sera” and I don’t care if I’m the only one lol.

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      I love it too. It’s a love that’s wrong – which is pretty much in keeping with the drama lol

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    Didn’t know this one, but the 80’s cheesy feel is totally up my lane 😋

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Music March
I love the OST from Heart to Heart. It’s as if you’re drinking a cup of hot chocolate on a winter’s evening. Perfect for this drama.

(apologies for not finding a better video)

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My new favourite chaebol girl – UEE in High Society.

I’m continuing to love dramas that other people hate. I watched High Society and think it’s a brilliantly written exploration of class and privilege that the (admittedly young) cast just about carry off. What’s so great about it, is that the writer actually makes the viewer implicit in how we judge people from a certain background, by having two couples who are the mirror opposites of each other (always a good writers trick).

On the one hand, we have the rich chaebol guy and the candy part-time worker. They are the second couple. They’re cute. They are what we’ve seen a gazillion times before and well, you know what you’re going to get.

But on the other hand, we have the rich chaebol girl and the smart guy from a poor background looking to marry his way up.

And what the drama is asking all the way through is: why are we okay with scenario one, but get Mr Ripley vibes from scenario two. Oh, and to make it all more interesting, chaebol girl’s family is considerably richer than chaebol guy’s family. The drama makes this clear because the girl’s family own a private jet and the guy’s family doesn’t.

The drama starts off with the two chaebols on an arranged date. The guy is pretty clear that he wants to marry her for her money and power. So, when then poor guy dates her, and gets called out by the chaebol for that, he asks the question: why is it okay for you to marry for money, but not for me.

It’s really cleverly done and asks these kinds of questions of the viewer all the time. Why do we think it’s okay for the chaebol girl to lie about her wealth (she pretends to be poor) to her best friend for two years, but it’s not okay for the poor guy to pretend he doesn’t know she’s lying. By having the different characters ask those questions of each other, it really makes you think.

On top of that, I absolutely adored the FL. She’s been physically and emotionally abused by her mother all her life and just wants out. The way the drama deals with the damage that family can do (or the strength that you can get from a supportive family) is also great. She doesn’t want to have her background – but of course still uses it. Her self-awareness is utterly satisfying, especially when she realises that even when she was a part-timer, she was only holding onto that job because of her connections – getting her brother to bail her out of tough situations. Again, these are moments that are really fun for the viewer (because nasty customers get their come-uppance) but that later on take meaning. Also, I was looking forward to the angst episodes (not a feeling I have very often) because I knew that she was strong enough to deal with it.

Anyway, I thought it was great. Probably better to binge-watch than to watch when it was airing live, as some of the annoying bits (like the plot line with the brother) pass really quickly.

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These are my new cats. They love each other. I’m dreading the heart-breaking moment when they find out they’re siblings

#lifeisonebigkdrama

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OMG that epilogue of Diary of a Prosecutor ep 15! I haven\’t been so excited for a final episode of a drama in ages!!!!!

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    And if that was what I think it was, I’m going to be exceedingly smug.

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      Okay, so it wasn’t. I was trolled and totally fell for it.

      Still thought it was good because the show absolutely knew what it was doing.

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Woo hoo! I finally figured out what Forest is about. The stills on Soompi made it utterly clear: it’s about people disappearing. Compare the two images on the righthand side: the woman with the clipboard is still there but EVERYBODY ELSE HAS GONE

Especially the two guys really close to Park Hae-jin. Oh wow, that’s some special skill he’s got

*Alternative interpretation: they got airbrushed out. Not as much fun*

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Cloggie watches a kdrama: oh look, their fingertips touch. They must be the OTP…
Cloggie watches a jdrama: oh look, they have sex. I wonder if they\’re the OTP…

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    😂😂😂

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    True story.

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    Korean movies more than make up for their chaste dramas! Zoinks! I had to reprogram myself after watching High Society.

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      Oh yeah, well, Korean movies are a completely different kettle of fish. I mean, they smoke and have non-pixelated knives!

      And I saw The Handmaiden in the cinema. All anatomical details on an extra large screen.

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    I Guess because movie industry do not have the same restriction as dramas on public broadcasting they can do almost whatever they want.
    Funn fact was reading interview with Kim ha neul talking about movie Misbehavior. she talked about how in the script s… scenes where very graphic, but she manage to talk to director about toning them down because she thought those scenes would ruin the message in the movie. first time hearing actress being so frank about this even to director about what she was feeling.

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Rewatching 30 but 17 made me appreciate once more what an amazing actress Shin Hye-Sun is. Even remembering how much I’ll love the romance in the later episodes, I’m back on that fence in the beginning, because the body language is totally that of a seventeen year-old in a thirty year-old’s body. So ridiculously good.

And, I think, I’m even more impressed because she’s so different from the feisty ballerina she plays in Angel’s Last Mission.

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    There is a reason she was a presenter at this year’s awards show.

    Shin Hye-sun is my very favorite actor or actress and your comment really shows why- her extraordinary talent combined with a superb dedication to her craft. She is always great- and seems to always be better than before. She even makes her co-stars better- and they continue to be better after having been around her- she literally teaches them the right attitudes to take to their work. By the end of ANGEL’S LAST MISSION M had actually become a pretty good actor (to the universal shock of all of us). She is actually very beautiful (a fact which was carefully kept hidden until ANGEL’S LAST MISSION) but there are many beautiful actresses. It is in her talent and dedication that she rises above the others.

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30 but 17 showed up on Netflix and I randomly watched the first episode again.

Urgh. It brought back all the fils. Now I feel super nostalgic for when I lived-watched that show. All the great moments came flooding back: Call-Me-Jennifer, Baby chick, Don’t Think Fil!, being on the finse about this show for so long (and the short-lived f.i.n.s.e community) and the always-excluded fourth rower.

Right, I’m off to rewatch Ep 2.

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    The Tale of the Fourth Rower

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      I didnt even watch this drama and I was like, “aww, fourth rower. We see you.”

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        He and Lee Ri-an ran off together to University where he rocked the rowing team and she topped all her classes and they were in love forever #canon.

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          Wait – so the reason why he wasn’t ever with the other three wasn’t because he wasn’t invited, but because he was hanging out with Ri-an instead? Helping her get over her unrequited love? With a happy ending?

          **mind blown**

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            Yes, this is what happened. He did feel a bit ostracised from the core three and was often hanging on the edge of their conversations with Ri-an there nursing her giant unrequited love. And so they began to talk, to connect and to share their mutual love of literature. Finally they realised they were in love, almost unwittingly. They made tentative plans to attend the same University before confessing to each other in a sweet but characteristically pragmatic way. And the rest is history.

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        You really Really need to watch this!
        So very sweet!

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I’ve still failed to find a Melona – I really did try @sicarius – in a shop but … I did find this recipe for how to make them yourself!

All I need now is an ice lolly mould.

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