Beanie level: Errand boy

I am unsure if I should watch ep 2 of Cafe M or not. 10 mins in ep 1 and I am wondering if I should continue….

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    Roughly the same length of time. I didn’t continue though. It might be good, but it just doesn’t go hand in hand with my mood rn.

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    I made it thru day one and I plan to watch day 2, but let’s just say day 1 lived down to my expectations of the writer of Ruler: Master of the Mask.

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    I’m going to give the second episode a try but I didn’t like the first and surprisingly, I didn’t care for the acting, even from SIG.

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      It was actually the ‘acting’ that turned me off. There is comedy and then there is this over the top comedy. Not my thang unfortunately

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    I am planning on watching episodes 1 & 2 tonight. To see these early returns coming in negatively is distressing.
    I hope it CM is not a shipwreck but rights itself after a choppy launch.

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      I don’t think I am the audience for it. The ‘vibe’ I got within the first few minutes of ep 1 was enough. I am sure others would love it 😊 Its just not for me.

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        Well I got to watch episode one last night and I enjoyed it. I can see where this will not be for everyone but I liked SIG’s performance, the ensemble aspect and that it is ultimately crime/mystery oriented with a heavy dose of comedy.

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I know I am a bit late in the game but I was really confused about the ending of My Liberation Notes. Was it a ‘happy’ ending for everyone? Chang Hee I get finally found his purpose but what about the girls?

Was Gi Jeong happy with her love life? Is she going to wait until she is 50 to get married? Does the guy love her? Is he willing to stand up for her to his sisters? To his daughter? Buying her snacks at the end? What was that meant to prove?

Why didn’t MJ once ask Gu to stop drinking? Will he stop drinking? Was he going to leave his life behind and start afresh with that big of money?

I admit it took me 3 tries to finish the last episode.

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    1. Gi Jeong wasn’t happy with her love life. She is with a man who can’t protect her from his bitchy sister and angsty daughter. He also doesn’t want kids and would marry her ~~someday~~. Remember the dad’s dramatic speech that staying single is okay? Or the speech from middle aged ladies saying that even in ten years you wouldn’t be dying from being single and it would still be you? Yeah, those speeches were useless. Gi Jeong gonna stay Gi Jeong and stick with her hopeless relationship.

    2. MJ never asked Mr. Gu to stop drinking because she never tried to change him and that was the part of warshippings. In a more humane terms, he was already too deep in self-hatred. More judgment would have pushed him deeper into the hole. Because MJ secretly had a PhD in psychology, she gave him the right dose of encouragement and therapist advices without further triggering his negative behaviour. As for the ending, Mr. Gu -probably- took the money to pay off his Hyun’s debt and continued his life with Mi Jeong. He is also on the path of recovery cause a coin gave him a hope.

    *Eye roll* No one will give me those 16 hours back.

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      I spit my water out when I read your ‘because MJ had a secret PhD in psychology’ 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      I will file this drama under ‘one that could have been better’

      Disappointing

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If only the leads in Shooting Stars had some chemistry it would have been a nice fun breezy watch. And my girl looks painfully thin 🙁 I hope she is okay…

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My Liberation Notes is growing on me! If only I had time to catch up!

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Basically I am still watching Tomorrow only to find out what happens between our pink haired lady and the vampire looking guy.

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Big mistake watching the dog episode in Tomorrow before my big zoom meeting! I am in tears 😭

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Business Proposal is peak rewatch material. For years and years to come.

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    Its been 1% for me for these years. Thank god i(/we) found a new one, as 1% is starting to lose its charm due to over watched 😅

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Eagerly waiting for Business Proposal tomorrow to soothe my heavy heart from watching 2521.

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Business Proposal is hitting every sweet spot for me. Forget about the ML’s acting/overacting. It is all goooooooddddd!!!

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39 is basically the Son Ye Jin show. Everything is about her. Even when the 3 friends are together she is always in the middle. Always the focus. It’s pissing me off a bit tbh..

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Business Proposal is just basic nonsense. I love it.

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What a great Korean indie band! On repeat ❤️

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So I guess falling on lips is still a thing in 2022?

#businessproposal

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    Business Proposal takes you time travelling back to 20 years ago 😂 From ep 1, i kinda like everyone except ML..i’m still not sold on him.

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      I have always liked Sejong. I think she is one of the good ‘idol turned actor’ one. I have no feelings for AHS. I only saw him in My father is Strange and that’s it

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    I know it’s a ridiculous trope but it always makes me laugh 😅

    I’m enjoying the show so far, it’s fun.

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Did the people from What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim do the styling?

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    LOL

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    I think how dramas style their female office employees is very boring. Almost every female office employee looks the same. I don’t know, it might be true in reality, but won’t it more fun to dress their female employees slightly or very different from one another? They are different people anyway.

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    I think it’s purposeful. The show is irreverent and making fun of other rom-coms before it. So here, it’s making fun of WWWSK and the trope.

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Just started 39 and I 100% did not see this coming so early in ep 1n

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    I really loved how straightforward yet sweet this interaction was. I agree that I didn’t see it coming at all!

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Just catching up on 25/21 and I am LOVING it! KTR is hilarious and NJH does so well in these type of roles!! I am getting Reply vibes and that’s a good thing!

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Update and bit of clarification to my last Love February story:

My son N was non verbal until he was 5. He met his best buddy L, when they were both 4, in pre school. L somehow had the ability to understand what he wanted to ‘say’ even though she did not know sign language and was verbal herself. They are both 8 now and in different school but are still best friends.

N is fully verbal and talks so much now that I constantly have to ask him to shut up! I guess he is making up for all the lost time 😆

L and N still want to get married and are still planning their wedding snacks menu 🥰

Love,
February

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My ‘silent’ little boy was going to start pre school. My anxiousness was at its peak. Will he be able to make friends? Will they understand him? And worst, will he be an outcast? The week before school I don’t think I even slept a wink. But I tried to be happy for him. We skipped though the shops to buy him a cute bag and matching lunch boxes. How do you sign lunch box in auslan, I thought? I signed to him that it was a ‘food holder’. He laughed at my stupid translation!

Just like that he skipped away happily to kindy (school) after he hugged me goodbye. There was not an ounce of anxiety in my beautiful boy. He was ready for the world.

I wanted to ask him how his day was. I would sign to him ‘did you make any friends today’ and his answer was always ‘no’ but he always signed with a smile. My beautiful boy.

On a bright February afternoon when I went to pick him up he ran to me and showed me a note. ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, N’ it said ‘I love you very much, L’ in clear adult handwriting. I wondered who this L teacher person was. I asked him and he signed ‘friend’

‘Do you have a friend, N? I signed. ‘Yes’ he signed ‘and she is very pretty’. Amused, we drove back home. The same day I got a phone call from an unknown number. It’s was L’s mum. She asked if N would like to come for a play date. His first play date ! I was a bit speechless that that moment…

3 years later:

N: L asked me to marry her, mum.
Me: Really, what did you say?
N: I said yes! Can we have doughnuts at the wedding? And ice cream? With popcorn? And chips? The sea salt one?
Me: Well if you shut up for a bit, maybe you can!

Love,
February

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I don’t think we needed that trauma trope so late in the story. We feel for him anyway so it was a pointless. That being said I really loved the lovey dovey scenes. I am beginning to think they might be okay for each other.

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    Luckily it didn’t make it worse or better~

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Remember some episodes ago when he said ‘I alone decide your fate. Everything you have belongs to me. I decide whether you live or die. Never forget that!’

BEST BOYFRIEND MATERIAL EVER!!!

#redsleeve

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    Still haven’t watched this week’s eps, but, yes, that was an awful scene. Still, that was probably the frame of mind most males had at the time. Hong Deokro even suggests that San should rape her, the little turd!
    I’m not justifying San’s behaviour –
    I’m just saying that the depiction is likely to be historically accurate.
    Drama romanticizes a relationship that to our contemporary eyes is based on crass power imbalance and is just plain wrong (royal concubines are glorified prisoners). This said, my mind is flexible enough to recognize that real life San and Deokim possibly felt real love for each other, in spite of all the caveats – because that was their reality, and because people are complicated whatever time they live in.
    Besides, acknowledging the power imbalance serves as a good justification for Deokim to refuse him!

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      The power imbalance is too much even from a sageuk standard and this isn’t my first sageuk. I am dropping this. The forced kiss made me super uncomfortable.

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        Honestly, the show lost me once they brought in the child bride. I’ll finish because I’m already on episode 15 and it’s only 17 episodes long. But I regret that this is Junho’s come back drama.

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          Oh god there is a child bride??? Thank god I stopped where I stopped! I understand it was ‘true’ to the time but let’s not glamorise something that doesn’t need to be glamorised.

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            You remember Doek-ro’s younger sister? Yes? She came as a concubine, thinking it’ll help his brother in some way! What is worst is that she went into depression thinking she won’t be of any help to his brother after one night. She says to deok-im something like ‘Im useless’ can’t help’!!
            Later she just dies! Poor kiddo!🥺

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            Yep, a child bride plus discussion of San having sex with her. He doesn’t do anything, but the mere discussion of raping a child is disturbing enough.

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    If you think this is bad, there’s a scene in episode 15 where he explicitly threatens to rape her (they use the phrase “bed” him, but the euphemism isn’t fooling anybody) as punishment for her “insolence”.

    Yeah. I don’t know what the writer was smoking, but this isn’t a romance. The genre for this show is horror.

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    Ok, I watched EPs 13 and 14. This is not good. It goes beyond historical context: I was going with San learning to think of Deokim as a real person instead of a prop who’s there to satisfy his emotional/other needs, but there’s just too much misogyny built into the story. I totally HATED the Hong arc. And that forceful kiss should have stayed in 80s soap operas where it came from. So awful!

    I’m sad because I like Junho, but this is devolving into a hate-watch 😭

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