Beanie level: Noble idiot

Is there anything this man cant do? #leejunki
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Ep 5 Red Sleeve was so good. Junho is marching straight up to a Baeksang if he continues with this amazing acting. LSY never dissapoints!!

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    I’m glad he returned from military service to a successful project and is getting good feedback. Even the knetz are impressed with him.

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Work later drink now ep 9 was a wonderful portrayal of Friendship, love and loss.
I initially dropped this show as the 1st ep was all about the drinking but am so glad I restarted it. Well written and the acting is great too.

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So glad I watched Dali and the cocky prince. Such a fun show with a lovely ending! Kim Min Jae and Park Gyu Young have shot up to the top of my list of fav actors❤

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The whole drama on KSH is a good reminder on why you watch a show for the acting and stop putting the actor on a pedestal.
The scandal is what happens when two 30 odd year olds act like kids!! KSH sounds like a classic douchebag manipulator however I think the lady herself has issues too.
As a foreigner I find this whole situation so messed up and hard to understand. Social media and airing all grievances in public is so harmful for everyone involved.
The cancel culture in Korea is super scary!
Personally I will still watch 1n2d and also HCCC as they bought me joy. The world is F**up enough to stop enjoying my fav shows becoz of 1 douchebag🤣

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    Sigh! People should accept it as a personal scandal and move on because I’m so tired of watching the drama continue with claims of a 3rd party who is going to reveal the truth on 25th Oct. On what, no one really knows, but there are speculations like how agencies threaten artists to extend contract🙄🙄

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      I agree, a personal scandal , a breakup gone very bad! So over the drama.

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#nooffenceintended
I just read the most ridiculous comments on the new scandal in another blog that got me thinking. Must be interesting being a celebrity in K entertainment industry. The fans sure love placing the entertainer on a pedestal and the “good boy/girl” ( see what I did there🤣) image is so revered.
Fan following is crazy in the Bollywood too however I rarely see scandals grow so big or maybe I have been away from India for far too long and don’t know better.
I would love to read a article on the “fans/netizens” of the Korean entertainment industry.
Fan following for me has always been about talent and looks ( I am shallow).
Anyways hoping 1n2d isn’t affected by this, I love that show.

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    Their image and PR is to blame for this. You may go easy on someone ordinary but not on a saint. If you portray yourself to be too good then the betrayal is harsher. It’s difficult for the fans to believe that you actually did this because the variety shows, bts etc everything that can give you a glimpse in their so called real personalities shows them to be the same goody two shoes. This heavily white washed image is not present in Bolloywood neither Hollywood (correct me if I’m wrong), I’ve only seen it in the K and C entertainment industry. So even if you want to be skeptical of an actor there’s tonnes of content convincing you otherwise. Plus I think lying must be quite prevalent in the industry, not only to make these perfect images but also to hide facts and get other celebs to speak good about you. But this perfect image is going nowhere since it has been a success all along, it’s only now that fans and brands are seeing the detrimental effects of basically creating a fake image because it leads to harsher consequences.

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      I think it was more common in Hollywood a long time ago.

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        Disney would be a classic example of this case in Hollywood. I don’t know if they still control their actors (mostly the kids and teens they groom into bigger than life stars) , but I remember watching “Hannah Montanna” series as a teen and idolizing Miley Cyrus, but then she went crazy after the show ended. The transition din’t quite sit right with the public because she was always portrayed as this pristine star. Ofcourse, she was an adult by the time she started exploring, but people outright trolled her, critisized heavily and commented they wouldn’t let their kids watch her behave dirty. Few months ago, she did an interview in “Hart to Heart” segment of Peacock,where she said fans appreciated her concerts more as her onscreen “Hannah Montanna” image than as her real self. So, @wapz you are right because the agency/company directly control their actors’ every movement to build a perfect image.

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          Yes, Disney stars are probably the closest parallel. Otherwise Hollywood stars have messy personal lives and nobody cares. I guess that’s why I look at most of the scandals in K entertainment and shrug. Image shouldn’t be so important that stars aren’t allowed to be human beings who have flaws and make mistakes. They could never handle a Miley.

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            in my country too. they are get caught druggie yet still has a career. talk shit to each other after getting divorce, yet it’s still fine. In korea, have bad image, and your career is over.

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      Very insightful wapz. They do sell a very whitewashed image in all interviews and variety shows.

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    In every country, there are actors with huge fans and hidden scandals, that even if they do come to the light, they are forgiven and their career will have a little dent but continues, if not thrives, whereas SK seems to be unforgiving due to the huge rights vested in the hands of fans. Am not saying fans in other countries don’t have power, but there always seem to be some big corporate working silently behind the scenes to help raise a fallen star in Hollywood/Bollywood. One big film/drama and their past becomes dust.

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    I only know it clean image is so important only in Chinese and Korean Intertainment. In My country is pretty much open. They don’t act all angelic and act like good guy if they are not one. They can openly dating and break up, openly married and divorce 1 years later. in fact they at times openly talk shit to each other on media in openly after divorce to act spice lol…

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Ok no one asked but here are some beautiful dialogues that got me from HCCC
” People should live among other people. Life may seem like a burden to you at times, but if you choose to be among others…someone will carry you on their back.”

“Those what-ifs are pointless. There are too many variables in this world & they’re beyond our control. So it’s not your fault.”

“You’re bound to meet unexpected situations in life. Even if you use an umbrella, you’ll end up getting drenched.”

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HCCC- Will go down as one of my favourites for 2021. Yes there were many other deeper, more better written shows  however I think after the year we have had (extended lockdown/covid drama) I needed a feel good, fluffy, non toxic with fabulous acting.
The writer did justice to all the characters from Gongjin and their dialogues will stay with me for long.
KS proved his immense talent while looking amazing🥰 and SM was just perfect as a strong, impulsive yet confident FL.
The proposal was perfection- low key and lovely.
Saying goodbye with this gem by Gamri
“Look around yourself closely and you’ll realize that you’re surrounded by many precious things.”

PS the PPL was just ridiculous🤣🤣

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    The pizza insert could literally be used as an advert. No edits needed hahaha
    Also, yes – it wasn’t mind blowing, but it was the drama I looked forward to every weekend for the upbeat and touching stories…

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      Totally agree, I think LSY and KSH need an ad/show together asap

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    I really could use a video of so much of what Gamri said. That was very well written.

    The 🍕! Like someone up high at Dominos said (around ep 14) I don’t care what it takes, get us on that show before it ends! They made an offer the production company couldn’t refuse 🤦🏼‍♀️
    On a show that’s repeatedly emphasized Korean food. Funny.

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t\’s official, I am a Kim Min Jae fangirl ( fan woman!!)
He is doing such a great job of alternating between an adorable enamoured idiot around Dali while being a savvy cocky businessman . The boy gets better with every show.
Also Park Gyu Young is my new favourite, she is so so lovely as Dali. Smart string and yet soft…she plays Dali so well.
I even watched Sweet Home for her😁

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    I became a fan girl of PKY from Sweet Home but Dali takes it to another level.

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    She was great in SweetHome. Completely different from Dali. Didnt quite like her character in Devil Judge but okay with her character in IOTNBO. I simply adore her as Dali. Lets just say I am also a fan.

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    same here.. I always loved him bit in Dali he has surpassed all his past great works… his portrayal of both sides of the emotions gets so real…

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So excited to watch \” The King\’s Affection\” . I adore Park Eun Bin. Please be good show🤞

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Another piece if wisdom from HCCC
Cho-hee: “You don’t realize your own feelings until they’re seen from a distance.”

Hwa jung “What may be easy for one person can be difficult for another.”

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So glad HJ stayed true to character, transparent, honest and brave! All of HJ dialogues in ep 14 is ❤
“We need to have some time apart. Not in a way people do as a formality before breaking up. I don’t want to break up with you. It just seems to me you need some time… Time you’ll need to finally be honest with me.”

“If you can promise that you’ll someday open up to me, I could wait. … All I want is for you to acknowledge the possibility. Am I part of the future you paint? And do you think you could see a future with me?”
“Leave it that. Nothing else matters if that’s what you ultimately want as well…Take your time while we’re together.”

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    I absolutely loved her.. she made.it clear it’s not I want to break up but I want to know the real you.. each and every line she spoke was powerful…

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    I was so conflicted w HJ this episode. I hated that she wanted a break but i was surprised when she made it clear it’s not for a break up. I felt she was pushing DS a bit much considering how new their r/ship is but of course the writer turned it around and made it part of their growing pain. The ladies of this drama get really amazing characterisation & growth, i just hope we have enough time for Dusik as well this last two eps.

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      Agree, all the women in this show have amazing characterisations. This writer is soon turning into a favourite.

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    I was frustrated with her in Episode 13 for pushing him to open up when they’d barely been dating but Episode 14 turned it around for me.

    I see foreshadowing for a separation and timeslip, so I only hope it is handled as maturely.

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      A lot of people were frustrated however I thought HJ was justified in wanting to know more. if you have known a guy for 3 mths, dated him for 2 more, confessed your Love you wouldn’t you be curious to know more about him?? 
      You know this person graduated from a top uni but lives a YOLO lifestyle, you ask pointed questions reg the future and he evades, wouldn’t this raise red flags? Also unlike us the viewers and gongjin residents, HJ has always been in the dark abt DS past. Anyhow I really liked the way the writer dealt with the seperation/break, wish more drams were like this.

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Sorry in advance for HCCC dialogue spam.
“You can be just as transparent, honest, and brave. I don’t know what you’re holding but just lay all your cards on the table. Relationships aren’t a poker game where you bluff and make bets.” Ji PD to the rescue!
If there ever is a character who needs a spin off its Ji PD. I would happily watch that show. LSY plays JSH with so much grace and charm and his voice!! He needs a ML role soon.

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    awww I love you for putting all my fav dialogs one post at a time.. I wanted to all that too but it was late at night and I went to sleep….
    this episode was so good and all the meaningful and powerful dialogues made it fabulous

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    I was holding off to watch Ep 14, thinking it could be one of those unbearable noble idiotic episode but it proves me wrong. So many words and acts of wisdom from Haw-jeong to Hye-jin and PD Ji – so refreshing! Even the small scene between the policeman couple is lovely and mature progress. Thank goodness I watched it.

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    Yes! I would watch a Ji PD spin off. LSY is great. He’s gotten so much exposure this year from How Do You Play and HCCC, I hope it leads to a ML role.

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#ovariesexplode


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Everyone knows my love for KS and SM, thought I take a min to appreciate the writing of HCCC. It is nice to watch a kdrama with:
• Strong, financially independent women who are brave and say what they feel. We need to normalise valuing a woman\’s independence and her ability to buy herself expensive gifts.
• A ML who isn\’t threatened by a financially superior FL.
• ML and SL who like each other, talk like adults and aren\’t fighting over a girl (I always hate it when men think they own a women just cause they like her)
• Leads who talk and aren\’t afraid to apologise when they make a mistake.
• No forced wrist grabbing (yet)
I know we have 4 episodes left but I so far the writer has managed to stay away from silly misunderstandings and noble idiocy. Fingers crossed this continues.
As I have said before while HCCC is really a show about nothing it still manages to make me happy.
Highlights of ep 12
We finally know the reason for the divorce and HJ acting was brilliant.
The super cute MS and daft EC and the MVP chicken shop owner.
SY straightening DS out for his petty jealousy.
The pretty woman reversal, the interaction looked so unscripted🤣

In other news, I have hubby watching HCCC with me ( he mostly makes fun of me while I fangirl on KS). So he watched SM\’s energiser bunny act and says\” she has the same exhausting but cute energy as you\”. After 14 yrs of marriage I take that as a compliment🤣🤣

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HCCC Ep 11 was cute with a few poignant moments for both our leads however my most favouritest scene had to be the PD Jin and his lovely acceptance of missed timing. LSY was wonderful in the rejection and the scene with DS right after.
Isnt it refreshing to have adults behave like adults in kdramas?
I also loved that DS insisted on replying to HJ confession and also his surprise that she is yet to reply back to SY confession “If someone serves the ball, you hit it back, not dodge. ”
I also really like how the drama was consistent in our two leads personality and character. They still joke around and tease each other.
They are stretching the DS trauma troupe and the restaurant owner and her ex husband mystery a lil more that I like but let’s he real, this really is a show about nothing and I somehow love it!!!
Final thought- I would have found the FL’s aegyo cringy however SM manages to look cute when being cute!!

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HCCC Ep 10 was so so wonderful, so many tiny moments that showed how DS and HJ are meant to be. Some of my Fav scenes:
-HJ telling DS he is not responsible for him grandpa\’s death
-all the neighbours chipping in for grandpa\’s death anniversary
-the whole crab scene 🤣
-SY confession LSY was fantastic abd I felt bad for him.
-MS realisation of her feelings for EC
And ofcourse the confession and kiss.
I loved Shin Mina in the confession scene, she managed to convey all the emotions the HJ was feeling. She was just lovely.
The preview looks super cute however with my extensive Kdrama watching experience I think the next 6 episodes will involve the below🤣
– HJ got hurt again 
– DS blamed himself & initiate a breakup (Nobel idiocy)
– HJ returning to Seoul
– HJ recalls the moment where drunken DS teared on her shoulder asking her not to leave
– HJ returned to GongJin to stay with DS

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    dramaDee, I agree. A few of my faves:
    1. Haraboji wishing for DS not to go through life on his own.
    2. DS being sensitive and including HJ’s pancakes in the food tributes for haraboji and asking her to stay for the remembrance ritual.
    3. DS addressing haraboji using the Gonjin dialect (even though in one of the flashbacks the younger DS didn’t use the same word for haraboji which the older DS did!).
    4. DS ‘telling’ haraboji that his house feels empty without HJ.
    5. DS reading the beautiful poem to HJ even if he couldn’t help himself having a dig at her supposed lack of book-reading habit.
    6. HJ being courageous in confessing her feelings first. Shin Minah was glorious.
    7. Kim Seonho’s tearful eyes which looked genuine and moving (and not the awful fake tears which move too fast and seem to be shopped and badly!)

    Things I didn’t like:
    1. Endangering HJ as a plot device. A big No!
    2. DS pulling roughly on HJ’s arm to see the bruise! Whoa dude! Read the room!
    3. HJ abandoning MS in Seoul! Friends should not do that!

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      KSH shows so many fleeting emotions in 1 scene, just amazing but SM really shined in this episode. She was just glorious in her confession.

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    I am a total HJ-DS shipper but SY’s confession is so sincere and concise – I’m touched. And LSY is just a very good actor and I hope he will land his lead role soon.

    And Shin Mina in that confession scene – no word but simply lovely, lovely!

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      Agree, both the confessions in this episode were so sincere and unselfish. I am hoping LSY gets a main lead role soon, he has great range😁

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    And one of my fav in ep 10 is HJ asking twice who’s the first person to whom DS told about his story. Haha, this question might not be answered until ep 15 or 16. Poor HJ.

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Thank you Writernim #HCCC
I am off to bed a very happy fangirl tonight🥰🥰

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KSH is pitch perfect in any scene that requires him to show complex emotions. As most of us guessed, DS trauma is quite sad and explains his perplexing behaviour with HJ. He clearly likes her but is terrified of loosing her.
I enjoyed today\’s episode, loved the similarities between father and daughter and the lovely portrayal of the step mom.
I am hoping at the end of the episode DS was on his way to confess to HJ😁
I do hope the show veers away from the movie script and gives us some lovely dovey scenes soon, it will be waste of their chemistry if we need to wait till ep 15 for a kiss😂
On another note- I hated those long socks that HJ wore, but the top and jeans in the last scene was so pretty on her.😂

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    new preview.. HJ confesses.. pretty sure will get rejected

    but he is on his way to HJ house for sure.. soem scuffle he is bleeding..maybe pervert attacked given Miseon is absent

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    KSH’s acting during his therapy sessions are top notch and absolutely heartbreaking. The hand tremble and tears felt so real.

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Went in with zero expectations, surprised by how much I enjoyed Dali and the Cocky Prince.
I havnt seen/noticed Park Gyu young in any series before, she is lovely as Dali.
Looking forward to this ep 3😄

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    I like her a lot in her various supporting roles but she shines the best as the bad ass guitarist in Sweet Home. Together with Kim Nam-Hee, they are my OTP of that drama.

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    Omg I loved it too. It seems to have grat chemistry between the leads, which is something that is the key to get romcom

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