Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

Horrifying. The tragedy at Itaewon tonight. Something I didn’t expect would happen, despite overcrowding every year.

And it seems like the reaction there is business as usual. Sad.

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    Oh gosh awful news

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    these large events should look to NYC’s new year’s eve organizing — safety lanes, etc… this is so tragic!!!

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    This is so heartbreaking 💔

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    Horrendous! Is it also because people were dressed in Halloween costumes? (Just like what we saw in Itaewon Class) 180 casualties or so from lack of air outside sounds so terrifying! I hope they can prevent any more deaths.

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      Itaewon during Halloween is the happening place. Just like in the series. Yep. Everyone is dressed up, everyone ready to party.

      It’s always crowded every year. I read in someone’s post, “There’s a row of bars and restaurants that border a sea of people flowing in two directions. You will get stuck and move with the flow no matter where you step in this current. There is no turning back, you just keep half inching forward till you reach the end of the street or you drift into an alley to escape the flow, only to be sucked into another current. It’s endless. It’s sweaty. It’s astonishing. It’s amazing.”

      I also find it amazing to watch them in the past few years. It is organized chaos every year. It was on my wish list. What I didn’t expect is that there were no process in place in case of emergencies. Ambulance and local officials had a difficult time getting in through the area most hit. And I don’t know if they will limit that next year. How could they, when it’s an open area.

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    Why do you think it is business as usual? They’ve declared national mourning until Nov 5 and many concerts/festivals have been canceled. Granted it will be hard to say what changes will occur until the next similar event.

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Andor.

Andor.

Andor.

I already gave up with Star Wars after Kenobi, but man this series is quality good.

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    which series?

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    I must be one of the few people that liked Kenobi. I was waiting until Andor was fully released to binge it.

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      I waited as well until it had more episodes. Now, the struggle of waiting for one new episode in the next four weeks. Should have waited.

      Kenobi was my least favorite of the SW live action series Disney released. Nothing extraordinary about it. Boba Fett was also bad, except for some Mando episodes.

      So, I was meh about Andor going in. And I guess that worked, coz I’m hype up now with this series.

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    Best one yet from Disney. I enjoyed Dave Filoni’s “Tales of the Jedi” too but it felt like a promo for “Ahsoka.”

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      Yep. Best one there. Hoping more people would watch as reviews are getting better with recent episodes.

      I read some good things about Tales of the Jedi as well.

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        “Tales of the Jedi” is a treat for “Clone Wars” fans.

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So, who wants to go to Busan? Seems like everyone is in town.

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Why is Seo Ji Hoon not getting enough recognition in Korea? Good looking actor with credentials to his belt.

We need more lead roles, or for that matter adult roles from him.

Seasons of Blossom

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It still amazes me that so many Korean actors are smoking. Not just many, it’s like all of them smoke. At the same time, they have to maintain a healthy body for image. It just doesn’t makes sense.

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    Correction: not just for image, but dont they need to be healthy for their career to last?

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      Don’t worry. They’ll drink themselves to death before the lung cancer gets them 🙂

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        You got that right!

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        Lol.

        Liver don’t want lungs to get all the glory, for sure.

        Though image wise, I find drinking acceptable. I totally would believe all actors to drink and pass out at one point in their lives.

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      They need to be thin more than they need to be healthy.

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        👆🏼This! It makes me sad, to be honest. I know I’m part of the problem as someone who consumes the output, but exercise, for example, is more about obtaining a certain body/look than about the benefits of being active and healthy. Your simple sentence sums it up, and it cuts across all facets of health and well-being.😢

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    Not sure where you’re from but from my understanding it’s more common in Korea (and a lot of other countries tbh) than in my country (the US). Especially for men, some of them start smoking in the military as a social thing.

    I personally don’t understand why anyone would smoke, but I even know doctors who smoke… 😬

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      I’m in the US, and yes I don’t see many young kids smoking these days. It used to be a cool thing to do for them. Now, maybe they’re smoking other things, rather than cigarettes.

      Okay, I kept wondering how these actors learned how to smoke in the first place. Military makes sense. Yes, I’m aware that it’s common in Korea, but it’s shocking to me that every actor know how to smoke cigarettes.

      Ha! In Hospital Playlist, there were scenes where they were smoking. So, that’s accurate. Smh!

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    I was reading a webtoon and they were smoking on that which surprised me as I thought smoking was not in for youngsters these days.

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      Maybe in Korea, they still find it sexy and cool. I mean look at Byun Yo Han there. It just oozes charisma.

      In the US, many of the restaurants went away with smoking indoors, except maybe few bars. We don’t see dramas or movies glamorizing it anymore.

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        I guess it depends on your POV. To me it oozes sleaziness and stupidity. It’s a throwback to the James Dean era, except they had the excuse of ignorance and we don’t.

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Young Actors Retreat. What a treat to see them together in one show. That is quite an accomplishment.

Hwang In Yeop is adorkable. A revelaton in th first 2 episodes. Cute.

Looking forward for more.

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    A couple of us are discussing the first couple episodes on my fan wall if you want to join! But @db-staff hopefully will get a wee-cap or hang out page set up for us as the show has a lot of call-backs to the three dramas these actors were in.

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Goodness! If You Wish Upon Me Ep9, what a heartbreaking episode you are. Yet, so powerful. Great job everyone. 👏👏👏👏👏

And that twist in the first half. That had me bawling. So good.

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The synopsis. Lolol.

Coz why not?

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If You Wish Upon Me Ep1. Of course I\’m gonna watch my Ji Chang Wook, despite not finishing any of his dramas after Healer.

And what an actor he is. He\’s good here. Nailing his character once more. Sooyoung, Sung Dong Il, and the numerous character actors here, solid. No lack of experience there.

Because of the theme though, I will take this series one episode at a time. It\’s not a series I expect to be excited about every week. Still, what a solid first episode. Wishing them high ratings.

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Ughh, I hate it so much when a Netflix produced drama starts with a very obvious exposition. Did the production team not see how ridiculous it sounds on paper, and later when they watch it on screen? I mean, they have the budget, why not figure out a way to not make it obvious from the get go. Smh. So for now, I will watch something else.

I put Netflix kdrama originals in high esteem, especially knowing what they did with Kingdom. I expect quality writing and directing from the get go.

#MoneyHeist

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    Uh oh, I favorited #MoneyHeist. Did I make a mistake?

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      I only saw the first few minutes. So, I can’t be trusted either. 🙂

      The way they introduced their characters just turns me off, for a Netflix drama with better budget than most kdramas.

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    Not sure how they can make this not obvious considering that the story is well known already. The Spanish version pretty much started the same way. There are key differences with the backstories and the personalities at least , but the situation and the setting is the same.

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Oh, Thank goodness. A live performance of that song.

Your singing save the show for me.

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Girl, definitely the police will believe that you dont know that person. I mean acting surprised and running away is a sign you don\’t know that person.

Writer AND PD, Monday Tuesday, WTF!

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Yes. I want more singing. But I was expecting epic musical numbers, not slow, heavy ballad songs.

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Hahahah! And right after that, the mom said \”Even this time we\’re spending arguing with each other like this, is a waste.\”

Yes, omma, I\’m also wondering why I\’m spending my time watching this.

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Hahahaha. Il-deung mom said, \”it\’s a relief that she has little sense in her.\”

Gosh dang you, writer! This is why I can\’t enjoy this drama. You trolling me.

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Also, I hate that they gave her such long bangs. I mean, we know she\’s tragic. Can you at least get rid of her bangs, so I can see her yes? Is it not obvious that\’s she\’s miserable?

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I\’m on ep4. And she\’s still so irritable. Gee! Stop being so miserable. Stop it.

I want to see more singing. I want to hear more music. I want to see more magic. \”Get me out of this hell.\”

SOM

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I pay attention when Ji Chang Wook sings. His expression is full of life when he sings. He takes me there everytime.

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Ah-Yi\’s character is one character I really have no patience for. It\’s hard for me to root for her. She has no wit. No strength. No street smarts.

It\’s unbelievable.

Sound of Magic

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    She was too naive I found it was next to impossible to believe that she has survived all by her own for perhaps a few years at least unscratched. The worst scene is when she pushed that disgusting ajusshi down and still stood there like an idiot. Girl, you have to run.

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      Oh I hated that scene too. Rather than scream and fight, she froze there.

      Her character reminds me of Park Shin-ye’s characters during her peak. A doormat. This is why I never got to enjoy her acting, coz the characters are so irritable.

      I believe the source of this drama is old. So, it would makes sense that Ah-yi is like PSY’s characters. A trademark of old kdramas, which I avoid or never finished.

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        I also have problems being invested in the FL character. Sometimes, I think the way she acts in some scenes aren’t consistent with the others. I’m not sure if this has anything to do with the writing or the acting of the actress. I don’t quite get her.

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Ohhh em gee! The trailer of Ji Chang Wook\’s new drama. He sings.

Please, dramagods. Give this to us. Let this be good.

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