Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Mid-year review: Greasy Melo parents for most annoying? WWSK parents for overall worst?

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    oh my. have you not met the mum in “Something in the Rain” or the mum-son duo in “My Husband Oh Jak Doo”???
    they take WORST FAMILY MEMBERS award by a laaaandslide !

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      The FF button was my friend when they came on.

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      Fair, I dropped ‘My Husband’ after the second appearance of the mom. I’m not a fan of noona romances so I didn’t even try that one.

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Greasy Melo is the little show that should have, could have, would have…

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Wracking my brain: if the kidnapper is related to Mi-Soo then how is she related to Young Joon? And vice versa? How are they connected?! Poor storytelling or my impatience…?

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    In the novel the kidnapper, the woman in red, was Young Joon’s father’s mistress 🀒 She lost her baby when pregnant and went cray. Mi So was just in the wrong place.

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    I thought the kidnapper might be Mi Soo’s stepmother or Dad’s new girlfriend. In the preview she called her aunt.

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    In the webtoon th le kidnapper just the stranger. Seung Yoon left Young Joon in quite area, and when Young Joon want to back home he meet the women with suitcase. As for Miso, some day when she wake up, she call her mother (who is in hospital) and when she open her door, Misoo meet the woman with suitcase. That woman said that she will help Misoo to meet her mom, so Misoo following her. When Young Joon feel desperate with his hand and leg being tied, he pray for god that he want someone, just someone because he is so afraid. And Misoo coming with her innocent smile.

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WWKS Conspiracy theory question: If the kidnapper was Dad’s mistress, why did she kidnap Mi-soo too?

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Sae Woo’s mom is ridiculous…

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Prior to 2017, to become a judge in S. Korea you needed to pass the National Judicial Exam and complete 2 years of training. So a young judge was very well possible. Score 1 for Dramaland.

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Does anyone else have a problem with parents NOT being to readily identify which of their 2 children went missing for 4 days!?! ESPECIALLY, when they ARE NOT even twins!!!!

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    Ikr. I have no idea what’s going on in that back story. I even went as far as to think that the mother had a psychotic break or something and she was the evil lady.

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    It’s rather messed up: SY thinks he was the one kidnapped (because he’s mentally unstable). YJ knows best what happened but he’s been pretending that he doesn’t to keep family peace. The parents know YJ was the kid who was kidnapped but after he seemingly lost his memories they go along with SY’s story because they don’t want SY to get worse (and frankly because it’s easier that way). Overall, YJ got the very short end of the stick in this family. Sacrificing themselves for the wellbeing of family is yet another thing YJ and MS have in common.

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      I clench my jaw with the parents. I do think SY has repressed the memory of what happened to YJ due SY having some role in the incident. As a parent, though, I couldn’t even fathom asking one son to essentially switch lives with someone who orchestrated his kidnapping, regardless that the person was his older brother. SY needs help but the parents decided it’s best not deal with his issues but instead, force their other child to be captive to his abuser for the rest of his life.

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        The parents did not ask him to. YJ is a very smart kid he came up with it himself; they simply went along with it. from their perspective – YJ forgetting a horrid memory was a blessing for both him and his brother. Also, being his parents they are to some degree blind to SY’s faults.

        To me the entire point of this show is subjective truths. Although SY is the only pathological case, everyone holds mistaken/distorted beliefs about something. Also a large part of the conversations between MS and YJ have multiple meanings. This aspect gets lost sometimes in the fluff but it’s rather cleverly done.

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          Maybe I need to re-watch the earlier episodes because I don’t recall YJ making that conscious decision. As a parent, however, you don’t take convenient outs with your children’s lives. Even if YJ did come up with the idea, the adults should have said no. My youngest child is 4 and I wouldn’t let them get a tattoo because they are incapable of knowing the longer effects of their choices. A child at 9 or 11 still doesn’t understand how a choice at their present age will impact the rest of their lives. This is why children need parents.

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    Sometimes I call them by the wrong name, but I would like to think I would be able to pinpoint which child was kidnapped and missing for four days. Even amongst three children I’m usually able to identify who is home or not.

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      I have 3 kids too and, particularly when they’re all being rambunctious, I can mixed up names. My kids are a tad-bit younger than the boys in this story but have the same age gap. Even if the youngest was in the same grade as the older one I would know the difference between them.

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    Maybe they knew and are not saying anything for one reason or another? because there is NO way they wouldn’t know. Have you seen Episode 8? I think mom lets something slip when she’s talking to MS that makes you go “hmmm”

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      I do tend to agree with you, however, I think they are suffering from the illusory truth effect. They’ve all told the same lie so much that they (Mom, Dad, and Hyung) believe it to be true.

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    The parents seem like pacifist enablers and I hate them! Especially mom who is selfish and thinks only of bringing together her family when there is so clearly something amiss between her 2 sons! I feel like dad’s preference of YJ is somehow related to the whole incident as well.

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      When the Dad asked SY to apologize to his brother, I remember thinking, “That’s it?” Dude had him kidnapped, ran away from all responsibility, and now is trying to blame YJ for his life, ummm…? The parents act like this is some simple incident that happened over a stick of gum. The family almost seems delusional with Dad suggesting Mom go buy something anytime she starts to fret.

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        SERIOUSLY! I was so pissed off at Dad! I mean COME ON – how about you talk about this like adults and find a solution!

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        Sigh…seems like everyone in this family needs some major therapy.

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I think what makes WWKS? work is that it feels like a classic K-drama. It\’s a cute show with just enough subplot to hook you in. It\’s reminiscent of why a lot of us fell in love in the 1st place.

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Can we nickname the WWSK couple the \”Klutz Couple\”?

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Break out the confetti and that unopened bottle of Dom because we celebrating finally feeling chemistry between Park Min Young and Park Seo Joon in episode 5!!!

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I\’m again faced with the same dilemma. I thoroughly enjoy everything about What\’s Wrong Secretary Kim but I can\’t say I feel a ton of chemistry in the leads.

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Is Secretary Kim\’s name Mi Soo or Bi Soo? tvN writes it as Bi Soo in the corner screen but subbers are spelling it as Mi Soo. The actors are also pronouncing it as either Bi or Mi. Clarity, please.

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    Secretary = Bi-so

    Her actual name is Mi-so, so when they say β€œKim Mi-so” they are calling her by her name. When they say β€œKim Bi-so” they are saying β€œSecretary Kim”. πŸ™‚

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      See, that was the smart thing to say. *whacks forehead* I forgot about the translation for Secretary so I blabbered about how and why the “M” and “B” get mixed up.

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        Hahah no, your explanation made sense and helped explain why the name is so clever and confusing.

        I did make a romanization mistake, though: Secretary is actually β€œbi-seo” (λΉ„μ„œ), not bi-so (λΉ„μ†Œ). Mi-so is indeed λ―Έμ†Œ, though. The words are still close enough to be punny and confusing.

        But what even are Korean romanization rules?

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          Oh, yes. *throws romanization out of the window* (Honestly though, I should stop doing explanations for things. I’ve been doing podcasts and lessons for Korean and Tagalog and French and Japanese and they’re all flying out of the window, heeeeeeeeeeeelp.)

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            LOL. No, don’t stop! I don’t even know Korean, I just know hangul and what I have picked up from K-dramas. 😂

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            @mindy But I get everything mixed up and then I confuse people further and it’s a messssss.. (I’m even messing up my essay, gif story, and oh shoot the fic it’s my turn shoot shoot shoot)

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          See, I figured there was some word play going on there but I couldn’t really pick up on it.

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      Thanks for the explanation!!! I thought it was a pronunciation thing. I know that B and M sounds can sometimes be interchanged or sound similar.

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    It’s alt moments like these that I wish I was fluent in Korean 😞

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    In general, especially when it’s the first “letter” in a word, Korean “m” can sound like “b”, because the natural way of moving their lips means that they don’t open their mouth as wide to say the letter, so it sounds a bit like “mb”, or sometimes just “b”.

    So it’s Mi Soo. πŸ™‚ Sorry for the long explanation. Are the tvN subs auto-generated Korean subs, or?

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      Mi-So. Stop listening to me, I’m bad at explanations.

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      I don’t think so. I’m attempting to learn Korean and, if I like a drama enough, I’ll watch it without subs first to see if I can at least follow along well enough without subs. Bi Seo was confusing because of the similarity with the character’s name and the rule you explained above.

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Superfans: 1) Is the house in What\’s Wrong Secretary Kim the same house in Secret Garden? 2) Does anyone know the brand of hair Park Min Young is wearing? Because it is slaying.

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Late to the party but so happy I finally watched Just Between Lovers. Can\’t say I felt tons of chemistry between the OTP but I felt 2 actors completely committed to their craft and it was beautiful.

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    Their chemistry was interesting. I felt it a lot when they were just near each other or the small touches between them (the handholds, backhugs, etc) but when they kissed, you could tell the actress was way more timid about it than Junho. It didn’t completely bother me and I still loved the lead ups to the kisses/pda but that could have been better. I think this was her first foray into this genre (not entirely sure since I haven’t seen her movies), so we’ll see how she improves with more experience.

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      The drama was very well acted and I have nothing to take away from it. The thing is, however, I never felt fully submerged (that fly on the wall feeling) in this drama. It’s not a bad thing to watch or witness something but I really wanted to get lost in JBL and couldn’t. Still, it was a wonderful drama.

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Marathoning Wok of Love was great! It\’s an quirky, but easy to watch, little show. Now that I\’m caught up, however, I\’m not sure it\’s compelling enough to make me tune in on a weekly basis.

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    I’ve had that happen to me so many times. It’s the worst.

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      When it happens, you feel stuck! Do I stop watching until the show ends or do I tune in anyway knowing the drama isn’t strong enough for a weekly watch? Oh the dilemma of a drama watcher….

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        I usually end up dropping dramas for the time being, and then when I have free drama watching time, I’ll pick it up for another binge watch.

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    I always need more Junho.

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      I keep stumbling across his dramas and each time I’m pleasantly surprised. I believe I’m a fan.

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Trying to decide whether The Princess & The Matchmaker would have been a better drama than a movie. As a movie, it was \”meh\”, but as drama it could have been fleshed out more. It needed it.

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A Love So Beautiful is the perfect blend of Reply 1997, 9 Ends 2 Outs, and Playful Kiss.

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I\’m in the mood for makjang lately. Any suggestions? I\’m down for 24 episodes but can\’t do more than that. Five Fingers still has me reeling.

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    I don’t really know of any short makjangs, most makjangs are dailies or weekend dramas and are often over 50 eps.

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      Maybe my sense of makjang is off. I consider Mask, Five Fingers, and Bread, Love, Dreams to be makjangs?

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        or I just don’t watch too many of those since I usually steer clear of those because there’s much more talk about their story lines and they seem like too melodramatic for me, and I do end up watching daily dramas that turn out to be very makjang because I don’t find much info about them before starting them. So long story short my makjang meter is probably not up to snuff since I avoid when I can. lol

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    Not makjang, but have you seen Just Between Lovers? 16 episodes melo/romance… beautifully done.

    Our Husband Oh Jak Doo is currently popular among a small group of beanies… the mom is totally makjang-esque.

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      I might have to try it again. At the time, I just couldn’t with the mom so I dropped it. I’ve since circled back to makjangs. I can usually get one in and then I’m done for like 6 months.

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      I remember starting Just Between Lovers and it wasn’t Makjang and all but it made me cry in the first few episodes so I dropped it. I have to watch it during an upswing time, if I watch sad-ish dramas when I’m feeling down it just brings me down more.
      This comment makes me sound a little depressed but I’m generally not ^^ it’s just that my close family member who I lived with the past 10 years had just died and I was sensitive at the time when it aired, so I decided to leave this drama for a happier moment.

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    Money flower was a really good one if you haven’t seen it

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    Money Flower, Secret Love that I can think of at the moment. Most makjang drama usually have long episodes.

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Could anyone tell me where to find Suits and Live? I haven\’t found them on the big 2 streaming sites, please and thank you.

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During Evergreen, was I the only one thinking, \”why don\’t they just chop down the stupid tree?\” Granted, there would be some engineering and architectural problems but still…

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    Actually good dramas came along after I started to watch that drama and as such, I dropped it. 😂

    Wouldn’t gandpa and whoever else had a tattoo have died if the tree died?

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      Maybe, admittedly, I was only paying attention half of the time. I probably missed that part.

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    Well you know.. in my city, you need the permission of the relevant authority to chop down a tree. It may be the same in Seoul? Poor Oh Soo applied for permission and it was denied? Foiled by the Authorities.

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    I could only think “why the hell am I still watching this stupid drama?” up to its stupid, boring, ridiculous end!

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      Do you have telepathy? Because you were reading my mind. My husband kept walking by me saying, “I don’t know why you do this to yourself.”

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        No one in their right mind could have finished that drama without thinking that, really!
        And honestly, like your husband, I also don’t know why we did this to ourselves *sigh*

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