Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

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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Baeksang noms. What I find interesting

The two villains in AOUADead got nominations. 👏👏
Our Beloved screenplay nom surprised me a bit.
I guess The Red Sleeve is good. 6 noms.

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Work was crappy this week. But Semantic Error saved my week. I thoroughly enjoyed that. The whole team did an amazing job. 👏👏

I am so happy that the scenes are stuck in my mind. Yes those scenes.

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What made me cry was Ji-woong meeting Yoo-rim inside the airport. Like not just by the door. He managed to get into the belly of an airport with no boarding pass and security.

Oh what a time.

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    Oh gosh yes! pre-2001 🙁 With a skateboard, at that!

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    The 9/11 completely changed the security in airport.

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      I’ve got a better airport security story than that, from the mid-1970s.

      When I was in Taiwan felt it was my “duty” to check out all the various kinds of Chinese liquor, and to carefully take off and preserve the labels, so of course when I visited Hong Kong for a week I had to do the same with the mainland Chinese booze and labels, but I thought Taiwan customs wouldn’t love the commie labels, so the booze went into soda bottles and the labels…

      The restrooms in Taiwan back then didn’t stock TP, so I always kept enough in a plastic bag in a hip pocket to last me thru any likely sequence of emergencies. So the labels were wrapped inside the TP. But some of the labels had metal foil. At the airport I set off the metal detector, the guy moved his wand around to locate the issue, had me hand him the bag, confirmed the TP was the culprit — then handed it back to me WITHOUT OPENING IT. Dude probably didn’t want to know what the crazy foreigner was doing with metallic toilet paper.

      Experiences like that helped train my sense of humor into what it is today.

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        I guess it depended the countries. When I went to Sri Lanka, our suitcases were opened by military in the middle of the airport. And the day after I went home, there was an explosion in the airport.

        But in Europe, the security was light. A lot of people would come in Switzerland with bags of money to put in a bank…

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        HA wow, you went to a lot of work! The customs agent was just, huh these crazy Westerners 😝

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      I thought the same thing, oh look at that, pre-9/11 you could go anywhere and do anything in the airport etc (I twice snuck my cat onto domestic flights).
      But now I remember it was never like that in SK, they always had extremely strict airport control, passport control, security machines AND pat downs for everyone. I heard it was the same in Israel, both countries because of the danger at their borders. (So I’ve always thought we are a bunch of babies over pat downs in the US, having gotten used to them in Asia in the 80s and 90s.)

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    wow, I didn’t know there was less security in the airports then? I watched that scene and was like, drama effects?

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      🙂 they didn’t even have those scanners and the general frisking that happens

      but then too many flights were getting bombed or hijacked.. which led to present day security setup

      And then covid happened.. the next round of upgrades happened

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        They actually did have all that in SK even in the 80s, even for trips inside the country but esp for foreign flights. So, Ji Woong could not have gotten away with this. Unless he pulled a move like the kid in Love, Actually 🤣

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          I am positive there was some global mandate after those hijacks and bombs..

          the usual security.. i should retract my words.. has been there since 70s/80s.. but ya its been there.. but there was some major major gap.. will research and come back

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Where is Our Blues streaming?

It seems like a Netflix drama. But I have not seen promos.

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    It’s not on the coming soon list either! On the other hand, there’s a few iqiyi dramas that’ll be on NF soon.

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      Yeah exactly. It was supposed to be on Netflix and there’s no news on that now. Even My Liberation Notes shows up but not this one. There’s a small Tving sign on the poster which I’m hoping is not the only streaming service having rights to the show because well, they don’t have subs.

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    It was on the list Netflix released of their 2022 kdramas. Hopefully, nothing has changed and somebody just dropped the ball uploading promos.

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Ji Seung-Wan, y\’all. Best girl, you are.

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I need a screenshot of the diving pool scene. There was this wide angle shot of the pool, platform, yoorim and heedo. Give it to me, interweb.

My fave of the night.

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Okay. I need the show to time jump already. I\’m feeling more icky about it, now that she is crushing on him. The dynamics are changing, so I\’m hoping they would time jump. Take me to the future, show.

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    I’m starting to doubt there’s going to ever be a time jump. HD is already 19. Maybe they’ll show the next two years and their growth during that time rather than showing the time jump.

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      I just reread the initial synopsis and you might be right. It said they meet at age 18 and 22, hurt each other at 19 and 23, learn to trust each other at 20 and 24 and fall in love at 21 and 25. Unless it changed, there probably won’t be a big time jump, maybe just short ones like in Episodes 5 and 6.

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        The longest time jump we’ll probably get is from 25-21 to the present timeline

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        Oh okay. I see. I see. This helps. Thank you.

        I’m okay with short jumps, as long as we see some growth. At the very least, let her graduate soon.

        The sticker and ice cream scene here was uncomfortable.

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        Ahh we have a long way to go then! Eeek I can’t wait for them to be 25 21 but i’m not looking forward to the present timeline (the one w masks n quarantine lol)

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    I figured it would happen by the end of Episode 8, but I guess not. I’d think it should happen by the end of next week though. What happened at the end of Episode 8 might be the set up for them hurting each other, per the synopsis.

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      Fingers crossed. Hoping for it as well.

      This make sense from your other reply.

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\”But my mom is from you, Grandma.\”

Hmmm. Interesting. So, I guess that means something.

25 21

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Lol. Again?

I stopped watching middle of ep3, coz so much fighting. So, they are still at it halfway thru the series? Smh!

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    i wonder how it is doing.. dropped at ep 3 as well.. i struggled with ep 1 itself..

    it is super bland and most of the characters are irrelevant.. don’t feel a thing

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      Ratings wise, this seems to be doing okay. Not a flop.

      It just didn’t work for me. Not sure what PMY saw in the script for her to accept this.

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    and how do you make song kang not interesting..

    you have to have real talent as director to make such an interesting actor/personality so dull on screen

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