Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

Ok, I shall bid adieu with another song from the group I started with. Thanks @ally-le. It’s been fun!

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I know a couple of songs from this album have already made it onto the playlist, but I’m adding this one because I still haven’t recovered from TXT coming at us with a grunge/rock concept. (Taehyun’s. Voice.)

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It took a couple of listens, but now I’m hooked. Joohoney’s part gets me every time.

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    And aren’t the lyrics just the best? 😉😂

    My suit is black, my suit is fresh
    Open my pack, let me show you how I bang

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This one’s been on repeat quite a bit, and I’m still not tired of it.

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An old one, but new to me.

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    So weird you posted this because I was just thinking about them.

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Kim Jae Hwan is a fairly recent discovery of mine. Dude can sing.

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Ok, last one for today. I’m trying to restrain myself, I promise!

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    I was going to post this today! Hehe, I’m glad I checked! I love it!!

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A gorgeous ballad from my boy Hui.

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Vocal queens

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    N.flying also just had a comeback! A lot quieter than the others, but I’m enjoying their songs on this album too!

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This one is fun, different, and perfect for a summer party!

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    He was one of my faves in Sing Again. Very talented guy.

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      Ohh! I’ve seen clips from that show, but I didn’t know he was on it. I really need to watch the whole thing sometime. All the performances I’ve seen were really good.

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I completely flipped out the first time I heard this one.

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    Also, I have no idea what is going on with D.O’s hair in that picture up there, but I can’t take him seriously.

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    This was the only song that caught my eye (or ear?) on their mini-album. This definitely gives me late-night-driving-with-the-top-down vibes.

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      Yeah, the rest of the album is okay – nothing particularly memorable, but when this one came on I was like, “Woah. Hold on. What is this?!” Definitely the stand out for me as well.

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        I’ve never been able to click with EXO’s music, so I’m glad I was able to find something I liked on their mini-album. I do like some of the individual members releases though. I quite enjoyed Kai’s Nothing On Me.

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Wow. Dear Beanie Wall, it has been a while. Anyway, I hear there’s a music party going on, and well, I always have music so…

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So what have been the ‘it’ dramas of the past 2-3 months? I saw some initial positive responses to Run On. Is it still good? I may binge that next. Anything else been catching the beanie eye? How did Uncanny Encounter fair? I saw something about the writer leaving mid-drama. Does the Ji Chang Wook curse persist, or was Lovestruck in the City palatable? I has questions.

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    Can both be true? Many things about Lovestruck are annoying and for the first few episodes I was just watching because it was there but now I find myself waiting for it.

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      Ah that’s how it goes sometimes.

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      Agree with @beffels. IMO, the JCW curse persists, in that I still find him pretty mediocre in this and the first few episodes would be pure drudgery but for the top notch side characters. However, even the main couple become entertaining as the show goes. The FL, whom I initially despised, is also now pretty okay in my books.

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    Going into the last episodes this week and it’s excellent. I can’t imagine how they would falter.

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    My favorite drama of the last 3 months was the Chinese drama Love is Sweet which finished airing back in October. Of the currently airing dramas Mr Queen is my favorite but I’m also enjoying Run On.

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      I don’t spend much time in the c-drama realm, so I hadn’t heard of Love is Sweet. I will make a note to investigate that later. Thanks!

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        After years of K-drama watching I was getting burned out such that all of the dramas I was watching started to feel formulaic. It helped to switched over and start watching C-dramas (and a few Thai-dramas). There have been some really good Chinese dramas over the past few years. The bonus of watching Chinese dramas is that all of them are pre-recorded such that they may air anywhere from 5 to 7 days a weeks and some dramas may even air 2 episodes a day (unlike k-dramas that only air 2 episodes a week). The downside is that the government censorship which can sometimes results in content being cut.

        Here’s a MV of the drama Love is Sweet.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5jcRbnZLmg

        Another good 2020 Chinese drama was Skate Into Love
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZRHPJsKKME

        The MDL writeup on the dramas
        https://mydramalist.com/49871-love-is-sweet
        https://mydramalist.com/34030-skate-into-love

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          That’s understandable. I’m just coming up on my third kdramaversery, so I’m not tired of them yet. Even so, I still enjoy switching countries every once in a while to shake things up a bit. So far I’ve seen 2 J-dramas and 1 1/2 C-dramas (Put Your Head on My Shoulder and half of When We Were Young 2018 [which I will definitely finish at some point]).
          Skate Into Love is already on my to-watch list! I’m saving it up for when I’m in the mood for something cute and fluffy.

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    Ji Chang-wook curse persists, although Lovestruck is actually okay.

    Run On is definitely the “it” drama IMO. It’s really good.

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    Run On is really good. Its my next fave after Mr Queen. While Uncanny Counter is also good but it lost the momentum with the writer swap debacle.

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    Run On is a delight and I doubt it messes up in the last two episodes (at least I hope so).
    I’m enjoying a lot Lovestruck. Not the best drama ever, and I probably won’t end as I want, but still lots of interesting things about it.
    I enjoyed The Uncanny Counter a lot until episode 10, more or less. I mainly FF the last four episodes and I won’t be there for a second season, but it’s the biggest OCN success ever and I’ve even seen somewhere there would be a third season, so…

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      Oh interesting. I didn’t realize Uncanny Counter (I am just now realizing it’s counter, not encounter. It’s been encounter in my head all this time lol) was that much of a ratings success.

      I have yet to find the motivation to click play on a multi season drama. Hospital Playlist is really the only one I can think of that I definitely plan to watch.

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Hello my lovely bean peeps! 잘 지냈어? I’ve been on an unintentional DB hiatus the past couple of months (what’d I miss?), but I’m jumping back in for Love, February (to at least read if not contribute). ‘Tis good to see all of you 💛.

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