Beanie level: Noble idiot

Since my insta algorithm is still showing KHY updates, I came across this pic from the reward vacation.
Isn’t it lovely how KHY is adored by all her co-stars. The girl really has a magnetic personality.
She genuinely seems to be well liked by everyone who works with her.
One of the few actors I would love to meet (along with Lee Dong Wook, who seems to have a wicked sense of humor) .

5
1

My fickle Kdrama heart is slowly moving from BWS-HY obsession to Uhm Tae Goo love, so I had to spend last night looking for his videos.
For thise who haven’t please go watch him in House of Wheels, the man is so shy that I melted into a puddle watching his awkwardness! We need to wrap him in bubble wrap n keep him safe!
He is sooooo freaking cute!!

11
1

How can I get Uhm Tae Goo\’s voice as my morning alarm?? 🥰🥰#askingforafriend

8
4

While trying to find my next binge worthy drama, I have fallen down the webtoon rabbit hole🤣
I just binge read The Daytime Star, which was so fun with an absolute green flag male lead. (Kim Hye yoon/kim Sejong/PMY would be perfect if this was Adapted adaptation)
Any recommendations on what I should read next?

6
7

    I am enjoying The Producers second life which is ongoing. I loved Second Lead syndrome which has finished season one and I am eagerly awaiting season two. I think both of these would be great as adaptions.

    0
    1

    I will come back to you on this 🤗
    In the meantime, is there any genres you prefer/do not prefer?? (E.g. I know BLs or ones with violence might not be for all)

    1
    1

      Prefer romcom mostly, maybe thrillers and mystery.
      I am very new to the world of webtoons to happy for any recomendations.

      1
      1

        I can’t really recommend anything that I’ve read with those parameters (I read BL, fantasy, and sappy romances 😅🤣), but I have recently read somewhere that another Beanie recommends Can’t Get Enough of You, which is a romcom. You could also try out the origin we rooms that some K-dramas are actually based off of,
        E.g. So I Married An Anti-Fan, Our Beloved Summer, Cherry Blossoms After Winter (this one I read and also watched the K-drama adaptation, but it is a BL), Business Proposal, Marry My Husband

        Many of them ^ can be found on the free app, literally called “WEBTOON” (the logo is green & white), but I’m not sure if you will have access to it, depending on where you are. I hope this helps! 😊

        1
        1

Trying to get out of my LR hangover and decided to watch Hierarchy.
Bad idea!!! The story and acting was terrible.
I remember watching the FL in 18 again, she was cute and acted pretty well. Not sure if she has done something to her face or lost a lot of weight but she looks scary thin and the acting was meh!
The MLs were a little bit better but overall this was a waste of time.
Back to watching BTS of lovely runner feeding my delulu mind😂

8
5

Since I have been obsessed with the Lovely Runner OST, I was wondering, which Song from an OST transports you directly to a scene from the show?
As my list is too long, I have stick to the top 6 (from the last 10 yrs)
1. Eternal love Healer
2. Stay with me Goblin
3. Romantic Sunday Hometown Cha cha cha
4. All for you Reply 1997
5. Aloha Hospital Playlist
6. Everytime DOTS

7
7

    There’s way too many!!

    But just strictly of Kdramas, from the top of my head:
    1. “Give My Love” & “Our Love Will Always Last” — both the Korean and English versions of the song ( Save Your Last Dance for Me OST, circa 2004/05)
    2. “Hold On” ( Marriage Contract OST)
    3. ALMOST PAARADIIIIIIIIIIIIISE …. need I say more?
    4. Miss You In My Heart ( Queen for Seven Days OST)
    5. Kiss the Rain (Winter Sonata OST, circa 2002)

    4
    0

    This is very difficult as I have a HUGE list, for now I’ll stick with these:
    1. Once Again – DOTS
    2. Super Power Girl – Strong Girl Bong Soon
    3. Tempest – The Devil Judge
    4. Doberman – Military Prosecutor Doberman
    5. Down – See You in the 19th Life

    I was obsessed with the OSTs of SGBS, Goblin, DOTS, and MPD for a long time though🙈

    3
    0

    Thinking of the power of “transportation to a scene”, I’ll say these:

    _ Like a child. Kim Dong Ryul. (Flower Boy Next Door).

    _ Romantic Sunday. Car, the Garden. (Hometown Cha Cha Cha).

    _ The Hill of Yearning. April 2nd. (Crash Landing on You).

    _ Wind Song. Sohyang. (Go Back Couple).

    _ 25-21. Jaurim. (25-21).

    _ Light in the sky. Yoon Mirae. (The Best Hit).

    But I could say many many more. OST’s always transport me to their shows, and that’s great.

    4
    1

    So many wonderful songs, but here are two that take me right back to how it felt to first watch the drama:
    Writing Our Stories from Chicago Typewriter
    Cherry Blossom Love Song from 100 Days My Prince

    1
    0

    Call me basic but:

    1. Almost PARADISE – BOF
    2. Love is the MOMENT – Heirs
    3. I will PROMISE you -You Are Beautiful
    😂

    Jokes aside, my list is a little too long too. I have three playlist with just kdrama OSTs.

    Bonus:
    4. Forever Love – Kill It
    5. When I Go to Busan – When The Devil Calls Your Name
    6. Deeply – My Liberation Notes
    7. Innocent Man’s intro song.

    And there’s a track called “his whistle” in Tree of Heaven’s OST that has been hunting my family for years. We can’t get it out of our heads. It always takes us back then.

    1
    0

Since my journey down the kdrama rabbithole about 12 years ago, Healer has always been on top of my list as my fav kdrama. Excellent story with electric chemistry between JCW & PMY ( they sure set my shipping heart sailing)
While I have since watched 100s of shows, I have rarely obsessed over a lead pair and have also dropped a number if shows just cause the storyline went down the drain.

Lovely Runner has been the first in a long time where I stuck around and watched obsessively just for the OTP. I overlooked all the loopholes and obsessed over the leads like a lot if us here.
This had me thinking, will you watch a show just for the OTP or does a good story matter?

11
33

    The OTP and their chemistry means more to me than anything. No story is perfect- although I hear Lovely Runner is close (I don’t live watch) so they are the only way I can keep going through the ups and downs. Just this year I have watched My Demon, Moon in the Day, My Man is Cupid and See You In My 19th year because of lead chemistry. All these shows were not popular by the end but i enjoyed them all. And I’ve dropped a few popular ones because of leads.
    @claire2009 @minniegupta1 @isagc @seeker @skiee @dramaticfoodie
    What do you all think?

    7
    5

      For me depends on the Kdrama for example – shows like Hospital Playlist, Sky Castle, The Fiery Priest and Signal got me hooked because of the story and direction. While shows like DOTS, CLOY, QOT (promised mindblowing chemistry but where was it? only available in BTS or on instagram clips😔) and Alchemy of souls was mainly for OTP and their chemistry. AND the rare gems where casting, chemistry, story and direction was almost perfect (most importantly the finale was not rushed in these) – Lovely Runner, Hyena (Chemistry 🔥), Mr. Queen(🥇) and Fight My Way(🥇).

      3
      0

      Yes same for me..if OTP clicks I’ll ignore other things, what matters is we enjoy it. I don’t mind little illogical things unless it’s too much. I also think that no drama will be all perfect, something will always outweigh other. It’s the people’s choice that matters. And to me lovely runner only had very little illogical things for a romcom. Same goes for doctor slump. I enjoyed both very much. If there’s no chemistry I feel I’ll drop it storyline comes next.

      5
      0

      Impressed by your patience to sit through some of those shows😂 but I agree, the OTP really does sell the kdrama. Also I think while I tolerate noona romance, like aged OTP has my heart!

      3
      0

      Yes, I think it’s the same for me too. The OTP and their chemistry and the characterisation are the most important factors that make me enjoy a show. If the leads have excellent chemistry, and their characterisation is consistent and makes me trust them and care for them, then I can overlook a lot of other things.

      5
      0

      If I love the OTP, like really LOVE, I will probably love the drama, even though the script is not so good or the ending is disappointing (Heartbeat would be one).

      But there are many good shows with almost any romance (or no romance). Prison Playbook, Misaeng, Signal, Psychopath Diary or Weak Hero Class 1 are amazing shows. All of them are among my favorites.

      Some of my favorite OTP are in Flower Boy Next Door, Live up to your name, Queen Seon Deok, Bossam, Twinkling Watermelon, Seasons of Blossom, Shopping King Louis, My Dearest, Fated to love you, Mirror of the witch, Secret Romantic Guesthouse, Meow, At a distance spring is green, Into the ring, My unfamiliar family, Weightlifting fairy…

      I have to feel everything with them/for them. That didn’t happen in Lovely Runner (I know I’m in the minority).

      5
      3

        I’m in the minority too. Lovely Runner was one of the few shows I tried to keep up with the live watch because I really wanted to join in the hype, it was a rare case when I had the fear of missing out. But I still couldn’t feel it like the majority of beanies did. I’m fond of the OTP, they are endearing. But their romance often doesn’t make me flutter or excited. I guess I’m looking for something more mature in the expression, especially given the fact that Sol is 34, I expected something more than the cuteness. I think Kim Hyeyoon is good in emotional scenes, but Byeon Wooseok is better in romantic scenes. I guess it isn’t intentional, but just because she happens to have big (and beautiful) eyes, there were so many moments of her eyes wide opening that after a while I started to feel tired of looking at them, and it took me out of the scene. BWS emotes through his eyes in a more subtle way. And they kissed already, but she’s still surprised whenever he touches her?
        I was stalling at ep10 and planned to binge the last 6 episodes today, but I wasn’t invested enough and my mind kept thinking of doing other things while watching. If not for the very lovely characters (Sunjae, Sol, Inhyuk, Taesung), this would have been a drop.

        3
        3

          I didn’t drop it because I was having fun (even though I don’t like all the comic situations in the show), but I was trying hard to feel more for the OTP. I couldn’t.

          I had just finished When I fly towards you, with all its nostalgic, “slice-of-life” greatness, and Bossam, with the delicacy of that love story. Both shows made me cry happy tears in the end.

          Maybe Lovely Runner was a case of “wrong timing”.

          3
          2

            Yes, probably a case of “wrong timing”. I’d just stepped out of Our Blooming Youth and See you in my 19th life, two shows that were not without flaws, but where the OTP and how the romance was played out made everything else work for me.

            2
            0

            I had fun too, but sometimes the filler scenes were just too much. Anyway, I’m positive I can finish it tonight 😁

            2
            0

          As I wasn’t carried away by my feeling for the romance, I started to notice things in the plot that appeared to be too convenient, although they may be trivial. Like who buys condoms for a wedding gift? And those a hundred condoms happened to fall into Sunjae’s bag? And Sunjae’s bag was then ripped open in front of everyone? And the two of them stayed all night in that video store and no parent questioned why their child wasn’t in bed at night? And why does she fall asleep at every important moment?

          Sol’s earnstness and desperation in saving Sunjae, and Sunjae’s devotion to her were what moved me, and I think this show would have been better with 12 episodes, because then we could have avoided many filler scenes.

          1
          1

          I’m on ep 5. Trying not to fall to hard for Byeon Wooseok haha. I guess tall with cheek bones is one of my things. If he wears brown Claire you may have to pull me out of the rabbit hole
          I’m not loving FL but that’s ok. The show is flowing nicely and has some smile moments.
          Still lots to see. Ill be waiting for your comments when you finish

          2
          3

            I haven’t caught him in the brown shade that ABH pulls off, so you’re not out yet, I guess 😅

            I have finished the show and would say the finale alone is worth watching, so if at some point you feel like you don’t want to keep watching, then just use the fast forward button liberally, you won’t miss a thing. As you don’t mind spoilers, I would say until episode 14, it’s all about going back and forth between Sol pushing Sunjae away, and trying to save him, and he getting hurt one way or another, physically or mentally. Episode 16 is how a romcom should end, and I would love to see an episode 13 of Seoha and Jieum like that.

            PS: If you love Taesung, then don’t skip his scenes. He’s a highlight of the show for me. I like the FL and ML enough, but not much how their romance was played out.

            1
            0

            @claire2009 don’t worry I’m thrilled about seeing Song Geon-Hee in this drama and so far he is doing awesome. I loved him in Joseon Attorney- one of a few that watched and liked😃.
            Me – mind spoilers haha??
            I appreciate the advice. I’ll get through. I agree with your other comment somewhere that it should have been 12.
            I’m going back and reading all of @minniegupta1 comments which are always so insightful and help.
            Now really excited to get to the end🥰

            3
            0

            @23new2kdrama I misread your comment and thought you meant if BWS wears brown then you’d finally be able to get out of ABH’s rabbit hole 😂 Ok I get it now, you’re already in BWS’s rabbit hole 🤣

            1
            0

        I love your list of shows! Adding them now! I agree there are great shows with no romance. Then the whole cast has to have a connection and chemistry that you expect from a romance. Flex X cop and Hospital Playlist are my 2 examples

        2
        1

        You listed some of favourites here, Bossam had me shipping Yuri and JIL so hard. Their next show together was rubbish but I stuck through it hanging on to my memories from Bossam and all their variety appearances🤣
        Blood free was another recent show where the story while interesting had many loopholes but the simmering chemistry between the leads🔥
        I also love procedural dramas and hate when the director tries to push a love story when there is zero necessity for it!

        1
        1

    There are definitely shows I’ve watched to the end that were messy or even downright bad from a writing perspective simply because I really enjoyed the chemistry/romance between two or more of the characters/actors.

    9
    0

    I have watched many a dramas wherein the writing doesn’t deliver but the OTP— and the acting of the cast in general— does deliver, for which then became the reason I kept with the drama until the end

    8
    0

    Sometimes all you need is the OTP. When i was a new watcher i just needed the lead to be someone i liked and not in a genre i disliked. Oh wait, that’s still the case today..

    6
    2

    I find that great chemistry among the OTP and cast can do a lot to overcome subpar writing. But the converse is less likely — if chemistry is lacking and the relationships aren’t believable, even an interesting story won’t hold my attention.

    8
    1

    I totally can watch a drama only for the OTP.

    But there are a lot of chance it won’t make the list of my favorite dramas.

    3
    0

    To me the story matters a little, but I can watch a drama just for the OTP if the characters are interesting and have a good connection.

    For ex, I couldn’t care less about the serial killer in You Are My Spring, he had no business there. But the two main leads (and even the other characters too) were beautifully written.

    3
    0

    I suppose I am atypical, that I watch for the story only. Even if the OTP are played by actors I really really like, I end up dropping the show if and when I get fed up by the story or just got bored. Anyway, can always watch my faves in a drama I can watch.

    3
    0

    I need to be invested in at least one of the actors to start the drama; It does not have to be the OTP per se. If I like the actor, I will overlook a lot of things, but it will carry me only for a few episodes before I give up. So, ultimately, the story has to hold. I also am a sucker for good dialogues and will finish a drama if I feel connected at a deeper level even though the drama itself might not be perfect.

    1
    0

You know you are hooked when you wake up at 2am to watch a show🤣
Sun jae ya, Sol’a how do we go on after tonight?

9
4

Started watching Lovely Runner after reading all your comments, enjoyed the chemistry and overlooked the loopholes but ep14!! Not sure what happened but I am in suddenly INVESTED, I rewatched the episode( which rarely happens) and liked it even more. This couple truly have chemistry!
Also, still trying to understand why I liked this episode so much🤣

6
10

    adult romance is always fun

    3
    0

    I liked it, too. One thing about this show compared to others is that there’s no lasting period where the couple gets together for real, which is when many viewers tend to start to get bored. In “LR,” even though we’ve had cute scenes and parts of episodes where Sol and Sun Jae are together and happy, there’s always a return back to the longing/yearning/angsty phase. Episode 14 took us there again, but as adults, with Sun Jae now having no real memory of Sol at all.

    As always, and as you also noted, the fact that the two leads have truly incendiary chemistry definitely inspires continued investment.

    3
    2

      Yes!! Your comment hit the nail on the head. I do tend to get bored once the couple get together🤣
      Sunje feels that connection with Sol even though he has no memory of her!
      KHY is doing a wonderful actor and does a brilliant job of portraying the angst!
      One of the few couple I think I have no problem shipping!

      2
      0

      What an astute observation. Indeed we have a lot of cute, fluffy moments but that underlying yearning and angst is ever-present and is perhaps the *secret sauce* of the drama. 😊❤

      1
      1

    👋🏾 So glad you jumped in so you can enjoy the banter of beanies in love with a live show. The Matchmakers and Twinkling watermelon had the same beanies in love vibe. These moments highlight the sparkle of DB.

    4
    2

Logged in after a long time to recommend WIll LOVE IN SPRING
Li Xian and Zhou You Tong together are 🔥🔥. The pacing and storyline is lovely and simmering chemistry (ep 5 had me melting😍)

8
2

Little Women #10– perfection!!
Twist after twist!!
Also, am I the only one who find Jong ho suspicious? #pleaseletmebewrong

3
1

    LOL. You’re not. I mentioned being suspicious of him in the recaps for the first two episodes. At this point, I’m still not sure about him.

    1
    0

Is there anything this man cant do? #leejunki
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CeAGaUHsIJW/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

3
0

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!!

7
1

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

    2
    0

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.

5
0

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❤

10
0

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🤣

14
2

    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🙄🙄

    4
    1

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

      1
      0

#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.

8
8

    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.

    9
    2

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

      7
      1

        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.

        2
        1

          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.

          5
          1

            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.

            1
            0

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

      5
      0

    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.

    3
    0

    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…

    3
    0

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.”

11
1

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🤣🤣

12
3

    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…

    0
    1

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

      1
      0

    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.

    0
    0

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😁

15
3

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

    1
    0

    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.

    0
    0

    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…

    1
    0