Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

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Day27: Favorite Classic Movie

Maria, I just met a girl name Maria.

Tonight, tonight,
It all began tonight,
I saw you and the world went away.

I like to be in America,
O.K. by me in America,
Everything free in America

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Oooh 4004. Joon-Hee’s pager number.

Does it mean an angel is contacting me today?

#Reply 1997

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    His number was 1004 (cheon-sa) but I do hope an angel in disguise gives you a speciap gift today~

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      ooh shucks. my bad. the thing is I googled it, and it says 4004 is also an angel. I believed it.

      The thing is I remember his birthday is October 4, and for some reason I didn’t put the two together. Thank you for the correction.

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    Congrats!

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I quite don’t know what guilt pleasure means, but I would pick these two Bruce Willis films. So fun to watch.

The Fifth Element and Armageddon

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I\’m curious about this as I haven\’t found someone similar to what I prefer.

10% – Answer Me 1997/1988
10% – Misaeng
10% – Secret Love Affair
10% – Padam Padam
10% – Healer
10% – Six Flying Dragons
10% – Age of Youth
10% – Missing Noir M
10% – Someday or One Day (Taiwan)
10% – The Longest Day in Chang\’an (China)

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    You included Someday! I’m not sure that’s legal but I’ll take it.
    40%.

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      Hehehe.

      I had hesitation of adding the last two, but I couldn’t come up with a kdrama that I truly love the same way as the first eight.

      I’m glad you included it. ❤️❤️

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    50%. I haven’t seen the rest.

    Now I need to revise my list to include Nirvana in Fire!

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    15%. 😆

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    20% (Reply series, Healer) – I started Misaeng but I think the long-ish episodes kind of threw me off (keep in mind this was when i was such a newbie that anything longer than an hour seemed incredibly long LOL) and I really want to watch SFD!

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      I saw Misaeng during a time where I just transferred to a new department, so the feeling of being a new employee resonated with me so much. I also have similar personality as Im So Wan’s character. Love it.

      For SFD, I watched it along with reading historical background. There is a Tumblr account I followed that provided historical info on each episode. That helps a lot with with watching it. Also, I love Yoo Ah in’s intense acting.

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        Ohhh, gotchu! Thanks! I’ll probably end up watching both them sooner or later. These top 10 lists are making me add like 7-10 to that already incredibly long list!

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    50% matched. And I LOVE SECRET LOVE AFFAIR! I recommend it to anyone whenever I get the chance to do so. It’s one of the best melos I’ve seen since the starting of my life in dramaland.
    BTW which reply drama is your most favorite?

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      I’m surprised not many put SLA on their list. It was so beautiful to watch. Nuanced acting from both leads. And it’s damn sexy.

      Repy 1997 is my favorite. I was a teenager during that era, so it resonated much more to me. It was also shorter of the three, and made the drama concise. Finally, Kang Joon-hee. What an endearing character he was. Love him.
      Reply 1988 is a closed second. The length of time of the 20 episodes and not knowing what happened to Jung-hwan at the finale prevented it from being my favorite.
      Reply 1994 is not my favorite at all. It was good, but did not leave a lasting impression on me.

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        Secret Love Affair is the type of drama I would dare to label as being perfect. There weren’t any flaws to be corrected at least not in my opinion. And DAMN THE ACTING FROM THE LEADS…
        I LOVE Reply 1988 because it is so awfully relatable. It depicted the family and neighborhood bond of a typical Asian society (I live in south Asia) perfectly. Although the SLS in it was pretty severe I still like it. I even rewatched my favorite episodes quite a few times.
        The next one would be Reply 1997 and I agree with you about Junhee.
        Reply 1994 = 💩

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    20%

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    40% if you count SoOD! I’m yet to finish Secret Love Affair and SFD is on my list, and I sense I will like both, so it may actually be more. 🙂

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      Have fun with SLA and SFD. Come back here when the percentage becomes 60% or more. 🙂

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    30%~

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    30% and really curious about Secret Love Affair.

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    20% but did want to watch SFD and Longest Day but the episode length is too daunting

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      To be honest, I can’t seem to finish a rewatch of SFD either for the same reason. It did have some epic action sequences on Korean TV, and some of the finest acting on TV. It was riveting to watch. I also did watch it while reading historical background. So, it helps enhanced my love for the drama.

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Aaww look at them smile. Yes Cairo, it’s call me baby time. #BabyniGav

#GameboysEp9

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Day 1*: Last Movie Saw in Theaters

1917. Not my favorite film of 2019, but what a technological feat this film was.
Making a two-hour movie to look like a single continuous take is no easy task.

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Gameboys. Gameboys. Gameboys.

I can\’t say it enough. Gameboys.

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I’m impressed with this Pinoy BL drama. It’s captivating. I’m feeling so many things while watching this. Yet I always end up smiling at the end of the day.

Gameboys

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Oooh CLOY fans!! I sort of feel ya, but we all know the drama wouldn\’t win anything else, even if I have not seen it. Hopefully, the couple will have some good pics together though. Fighting!

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Not in Red

What a line up.

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Did you say sunglasses?

#junephoto challenge

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Day 18: The rare times SLS hit me hard.

Joon-hee. I saw myself in him. And it hurts like hell to see him go through life like that, partly because the person he like doesn’t like him back. The other part because I can feel the world will judge him for it. … In the end, though, I was happy to see him find someone that can give him the love he longs for. Cheers to you Joon-hee! I hope to see you in Hospital Playlist being the best doctor we know.

Ji-hoo. There’s nothing like a first drama crack. Ji-hoo made me believe in experiencing pain no matter what just to stay and protect someone. He was there thru rain or shine. Thru sickness and in health. But he will never get to hear “I do” from Jan-Di. Why you cruel, Jan-Di?

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    omg how could I forget about Joon-hee? I’m so glad he had that ending. My heart wouldn’t have been able to move on eitherway.

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What does that mean? Why did she turn her head? Why do Song-hwa turned her head after hearing that confession/information from Ik-Jun?

Who does that? Lololol.

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\”This stop is Wangshimni.\”

Ohh my gosh, Ik Jun!!!! Stoop. You making me cry of laughter here. 🤣🤣🤣

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Day 12.

I’m currently rewatching Fringe. Still so so good. I can also rewatch The West Wing if I’m feeling so optimistic about politics. And of course Reply 1997. Still as precious as ever.

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    I loved Fringe so, so much.
    But last season felt just not like the rest of the series.
    Yet Olivia is one of my favorite female characters ever.

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      I agree with last season. It’s not my favorite either. I try not to rewatch that season, if I can. 😀

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    Ahh, this reminds me I have to finish my rewatch of Fringe. I was just about to get to the really good episodes too – when all the stuff about Peter comes out, and Olivia when she was a kid.

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      Oooh. I just finished those episodes few days ago. I actually started with season 2 with this rewatch. So many brilliant episodes with this season. From both Peter and Olivia’s backstory to Walter’s attempt to keep his secret. Currently watching Brown Betty (ep 19).😀

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        For some reason when I started my rewatch I thought all those episodes were in a later season, so when I got there in season 2 I was like, “wait – I need to properly savor this” and stopped watching until I had time. I’d been rewatching while moving, so it was partially background noise and I wasn’t really paying attention to some things.

        Also, Brown Betty was such a fun episode. I love a good noir story.

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    Fringe 😍

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    Loved seasons 1-3 of Fringe.

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Yessss, they uploaded it. Love this one. I can dance to this song

🎶Pabo. Pabo…🎶

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Day 10: Best Scene

I don’t really have a best kiss moment, it’s more of the favorite bed scene. That scene in Healer really takes the cake. Coz I just really want someone to cuddle with me. GDI!!!

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I\’m quite surprised so many viewers are still looking for ships in Hospital Playlist at this point. There are only 3 episodes left. Do you expect the romance to blossom by ep 12?

PD Won will leave us hanging there weeks from now. He\’s setting us up for season 2. He\’s savage like that.

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Oh holy mother of god!!! Ik-jun is on a roll today.

Thats BTS on the coffee bottle. 🤣🤣🤣

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    I was like, “OMG, maybe Ik-joon will end up with Gyeo-oul!” That made me pause. I felt weird and sad about even thinking that thought.

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      Imo, Ikjun and Gyeoul are so easy to watch. They are close and have good rapport.

      I haven’t watched the latest ep, but based on previous eps YYS is so indifferent with her, I hope she moves on from him. I lowkey think writernim is reversing what happened to YYS in Reply 1994, there he was the one pursuing Najung, in Hospital Playlist he’s the one being chased. The thing is Najung was clear with what she wanted, and the show never made her ambiguous. YYS in HP however is ambiguous when it comes to romance. Hahaha

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        I think it’s because he wants to be a priest. He has always walked towards that goal and now there is this unexpected thing that has popped up and he has to rethink his plan. It doesn’t feel like hesitation or toying with her as much as it is rethinking what he has always believed he wants.

        Now a disclaimer: I am the captain of this ship so these may be my delusions speaking).

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          I’m on this ship with you, suffering from the same delusions together. If you’re going to sink, so am I.

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          Me three. Haha! It’s perfectly understandable too. His whole life, all he’s ever dreamed about is to become a priest. Now all of a sudden, he’s starting to feel something for Gyeoul. So of course it’s a jarring thought. He might even be actively denying it to himself since it would be unthinkable for him. But I really really hope he stays a doctor. He’s too precious as a doctor! For sure the Lord will understand. 😁

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            I’ve been saying for a while now that my chant for this show is, “Gyeo-oul over God.” And yeah, 100% God would understand. Even God would think it would be a shame if Jeong-won quit!

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          I’m with you all! We are going to sink together (hopefully not)

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            Can it be delusion when everybody suffers from it? (Says every person who cheers for the second lead…)

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