Beanie level: Errand boy

Gang-Tae, why on earth would you go meet Psycho Mum without the police??? Whyyyyy-euh? 😵
#itsokaynottobeokay ep14

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    No lie. All through 14 I kept asking WHERE are the police already?

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    Yes, police.

    Also, the whole episode I was thinking Sang-tae knows and trusts Nurse Park. Gang-tae, either tell him the truth or make sure he’s with someone who knows at all times.

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HAPPY TUESDAY, BEANIES!
I just read a delightful article on MyDramaList and felt the urge to share.
The premise: Stages of Dropping Dramas

Hi, guys! I’m Kate, and I’m addicted to dropping dramas.
Giving a drama a fair chance to draw me in and entertain me is not in my current nature. I just could not care less. How I went from never dropping any drama to dropping dramas on their first episode? Is such a change even possible? Yes, it is, ladies and gentlemen. Let me take you on a journey of how my dropping dramas habit evolves.

[quoted from the article]

Ha ha ha ha
This person’s system of dropping is so entertaining and definitely makes me feel better about dropping dramas 1 episode away from the end!

Have a read!
https://mydramalist.com/article/stages-of-dropping-dramas-011015145

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    I didn’t understand how one can drop a drama with one or two episodes left but now that I’ve done it myself, i totally get it.

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      “Hi Bye Mama” was my 1st time dropping a drama with only 2 Eps left. Just couldn’t push through anymore.

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      I still haven’t watched the last episode of What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim and I have no desire whatsoever to watch it.

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        I enjoyed 13 episodes of Find Me in Your Memory, made the mistake of watching the preview for ep 14 which made me not keen on the ending..I still think about finishing it now and then.

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          Find Me in Your Memory sort of stopped being good riiiiight around the time you stopped watching it, yeah. ha ha ha

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        Coincidentally, I dropped Secretary Kim with 2 episodes left!

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          ha ha ha !
          I actually watched that till the end, but yeah, I hear you.

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    My policy has always been to either watch the dramas from my actor/writer list OR look for Beanie thoughts on the show before watching. Option 1 has lead me to some mediocre dramas but never bad enough to make me drop them. Option 2 always has me thinking – why havent I watched this drama sooner??

    I guess that’s a pretty longwinded way of saying, wow, I’ve been so fortunate. Or patient, any of those two. 😂

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      SAME! I look at actor and genre, writers not so much. Beanie recs have given me some amazing dramas that i would’ve never watched on my own. But sometimes i drop dramas cos of time or lost of interest which may or may not be the drama’s fault.

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      Beanie Recommendations have almost never failed me!

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    Thanks for sharing! It was a great read! Really affirming my own dramas graveyard. :3
    I used to feel guilty and very doubtful to drop a drama so early on, because a few do surprise me after the first few rocky episodes. but it’s so rare that that happens tho… So I learned to follow my gut reactions and try to feel no remorse/doubts when dropping a show. 😀

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    I like her bit about revisiting dropped dramas. I’ve revisited the Taiwan drama Miss Rose about six times and I just cannot finish it 😄 I think I should just let it go

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      it pained me a little but I finally had to let go of “Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung” and “Romance is a Bonus Book”, and remove both from my plan-to-finish list because, really, I do not plan to finish them at all, no matter how guilty I feel.

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    I’m still in the stage of not dropping dramas. 😛

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    I used to push myself and just finish the drama for the hours that I’ve invested in watching it but after doing it for the first time, it gets easier the second time😄

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IONTBO ep 11
I really have a lot of admiration for the very consistent behaviour that the writers (and the actress) have gone with for portrayal of Ko Mun-Yeong. She’s stayed true to the woman we met at the beginning: honest to her feelings, demanding of Gang-Tae’s time and affection, calling out bullshit when she sees it, and treating Sang-Tae with the same shrewdness as she would anyone else — refusing to give him a pass in the name of autism. Even as she softens, it is really just that: softening but never bending into another form. She never misses an opportunity to express her defiant quirkiness and I love it!
“Pay for my meal too!”
I died laughing.
So when at the end, she says she wants a brother like him, watching him with a deep frown in her brow, looking legit pissed off, I believe her. I believe it all. Its not just that she’s trying to get on his good side. She’s genuinely not happy that he refuses her into their brotherly circle — Sang-tae’s circle. And I love all the raw emotion on her face, the petulance even. She’s sharp, never minces her words, not even with Sang-Tae and I’m her for it!
Bless her consistency and the beautiful performance actress Seo Ye-Ji is gracing us with. It’s sublime!

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    Yes! Agreed!

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    At the beginning when she was in bed and yelling at Kang-tae – he told her to count to 3 – and you could see her relax just through her subtle facial expressions.
    She is truly amazing in this show.

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    Yep, Seo Ye-ji brought me here and I also love the rest of this wonderful cast.

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    I’m not sure who I love more. Ko Moon Young or Seo Ye Ji. 😅 I agree with everything that you have said. I hope the last few episodes do not jinx what I am about to say but KMY is probably one of the best written characters ever. And SYJ is simply breathtaking as KMY. She makes me feel all the different emotions that her character is going through, thanks in large part to the rawness of SYJ’s acting. Props also to the PD, writer, stylist, and makeup artist for just thinking of everything and helping give us this character.

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    You expressed it beautifully. 😊

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I’m back and just on time for the July Movie Challenge, spurned by the awesome @purplesheesh !
Day 1: The Last Movie You Watched  “A Whisker Away” on Netflix.

I didn’t really enjoy it, unfortunately, in spite being an anime fan.
On the other hand, “Weathering with You” was sooooo good! Other anime movie recommendations I watch recently:
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
The Garden of Words
Only Yesterday
The Boy and the Beast
Also, here’s a good list (with a lot that are not my type, but stil): https://jw-webmagazine.com/best-anime-movies/

Day 2: A Favorite Fantasy Movie  “The Avengers” (2012) or “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014). I’ve honestly watched them one too many times.

I look forward to the next 29 days !!!

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Hello Beanies,
It’s been a while… Just here to rant about my KDrama blues of late…

I unofficially dropped “Hi, Bye Mama” weeks ago: I’m 2 hours away from the end but I’ve lost interest and couldn’t be bothered. Not even for the year end Beanie Count.

Both “Hyena” and “Itaewon Class” were my weekly addictions while airing on Netflix and yet both ended in ways that were not quite what I had hoped for. The disappointment was real.

This week, I decided to binge-watch “Find me in your memory”, because I really liked Kim Dong-Wook in his last two projects, “The Guest” and “Special Labor Inspector Jo”. Unfortunately, the show lost its simple shine and I’m now dragging myself through ep15, rewinding and pausing because I’m distracted.

Which brings me to this: why is it so difficult to keep a good consistent pace till the end????? I swear it’s like most of the shows I love to bits just crumble as soon as they hit the half-way mark. Whyyyyyyy??? 😭😭😭😭

I really don’t know too many shows that we’re able to pull off their 2nd half with the same powerful energy. As for giving a show the ending it deserves: that’s almost a superhuman feat!

*sigh*

Why? 😭

*so many hours of sleep lost… For what?*

#endofRant

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    There are only a few dramas that had satisfying endings. It’s tough. Like you said, it’s almost a superhuman feat! It could also be because we like the drama so much that our expectations go real high and nothing could satisfy them. It’s a vicious cycle. Hang in there!

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      That happens to me a lot! I’m a relentless optimist, the struggle is real 😋

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    I can understand you so much.
    I’m only live watching When my love blooms (I don’t count Good Casting because I’m mainly FF).
    I’m watching old dramas that have been receiving beanie’s love and I’m ok with it.
    But yes, I need a drama that can keep the second half as good as the first half.
    *sighs with you*

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    oh darn..that’s who he is.. the guy from ghost and coffee shop.. wow

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    Yup, peaking between episodes 10-12 and then going downhill happens a lot. Anyway, I still prefer kdrama to the series I used to watch that just pilled on season after season… most of the times I just ended drifting off into something new. I like finding closure in stories, saying goodbye before going into other unknown territories… and sometimes the ride is awesome!

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      I agree. There are very few shows that keep me interested past 1 season. I was genuinely surprised at how eager I was for “Kingdom 2” to come out. Then I heard that they’re making “Forest of Secrets 2” and I am eeeeven more excited!!!

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    Same. I’m the type to drop dramas even though I pnly have two eps left. A good ending is hard to find especially when they can’t bring back your wasted time 😂

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Ep14 of Hyena was sooooo satisfying!!! I’m so pumped for the last 2 episodes next week!
❤️😎🤩😆😆😆😆😆

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    same here!! I can’t wait for them to kick Song’s ass.
    I love how these two have grown on each other.. There is not a moment of lull in this drama.. I love it..
    And where is the kiss scene?? Make out scene??

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      I was seriously hoping for kisses too but I also have to admit that the progression towards opening up to each other and trusting each other as lawyers and now as partner lawyers has very much compensated for the lack of kisses. And it’s definitely a natural progression to what we all hope for: for them to be romantically involved again and for good!

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        Also almost the entire team coming together to work at Choong and Guem Ja ready and actually looking forward to working with them was really heartfelt

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      I wanted them to kiss really badly but I understood that these episodes were more about Guem Ja opening up to him by trusting him and her confronting her father and moving towards closure.

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Hello Beanies!
Monday March 30th, 2020 here and behold, I finally have a brilliant contribution to the DB March Music trend! Here’s a COVID-19 version of “Do Re Mi” from the classic movie “Sound of Music”.
Enjoy!

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Weird questions : how do actors/actresses currently filming our favourite airing shows protect themselves from COVID-19? How do they practice social distancing while filming??
🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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    South Korea has been much more vigilant about testing people for COVID-19 ever since it first began spreading there. They’ve been testing ~10,000 people EVERY DAY for weeks now. Some productions did take a break for a while, and I know many productions had cast and crew tested for the virus, but I’m guessing what they’re doing is making sure no one directly involved has the virus and going from there on deciding how to deal with it while filming.

    From what I understand, though most of the Seoul population is self-isolating, things are still able to run more normally there in comparison to many parts of the world, because they had a much better handle on testing for the virus and tracking who spread it where.

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    I don’t know that they are doing social distancing in the same way.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1167376

    I am worried about how scientists point out not to get too hopeful too soon as, like with the flu of 1918, they tend to bounce back when we think we have the all clear.

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    Many places in East Asia (S.Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan) have been able to react and flatten the curve in way better time and way better ways because they took early and drastic (military-like action). It sadly comes with past experience of dealing with SARS and MERS

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    My cousin’s daughter is studying a term in SK and in her IG account I can see she’s not precisely socially distancing.
    It’s just like Mindy said. Their system is working better than in the rest of the world.

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Hyena ep10:
Hee-Jae is sexy and adorable when jealous, but I\’m not liking the extent to which he\’s willing to invade Geum-Ja\’s privacy, in the name of vying for her affection.
… Then again, tit for tat… But…

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    I love him. He makes me laugh so hard, every episode.

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Hi Bye Mama:
I\’m totally rooting for Min-jung. Like 💯💯💯💯💯. In as much as I feel sooo bad for Yu-Ri, I really really REALLY want Min-Jung to stay as mum and wife.
(ep. 6☑️)

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    There’s no doubt that she will. And I’m totally down with that.

    I just wish we could have some sort of reconciliation between Gang-Hwa and Yu-Ri. The prologues/epilogues constantly show how in love these two were, and how miserable Gang-hwa was (is?) on the inside since her loss, but we got NIL since Yu-Ri got back.

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      They’ve been trying really hard to keep away from each other but who knows? Maybe the most recent incident will force them to step up and say/do what needs to be said/done. All I want is for Kang Hwa to HEAL, dagnabbit. That can’t happen unless Yuri has a hand in it.

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Itaewon Class Ep16: Yi-seo boldly initiating 👩‍❤️‍👨💏💞. I loved it!
Overall, still a little sour about the 2nd half of this show. C\’est la vie !

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Actor Moon Ji Yoon has passed at 36.
He was most notably in WLFKBJ and Cheese in the Trap.
So young. So sad.
https://www.soompi.com/article/1389185wpp/celebrities-mourn-the-passing-of-moon-ji-yoon

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    So young! They didn’t necessarily say thay it was because of Covid but someone wrote that sepsis can happen as a result of covid too. May he RIP.

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    I was so shocked and sad. He was one of my earliest crushes.

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Kingdom, season 2 completed!
I really liked it a lot, but I\’m not sure about that ending…
* spoilers in comments *

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    Really, season 3??
    I mean, sure but, isn’t it too obvious that the young King will turn into a zombie? And what, now we have a zombie herder? Really? 🤔
    Dunno that I like where this is going but I’d watch aaaanything with Doona Bae in it 😍

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      Yeah, I’m not sure about that part of the plot. I hope it’s done well. So, a third season is in the works, but I wonder how many more seasons will follow. It probably shouldn’t be more than three or four. I’m just wary of ongoing seasons. I’m already tired of Stranger Things, lol.

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The level of PPL in Itaewon Class\’ ep13 and 14 literally quadrupled!!
🙄😅🤔

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    It reminded me of Be Melodramatic where they shoe horned in a bunch at the end. 😂

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      “oppa oppa oppa oppa oppa… Oppa oppa oppa!”
      What a great show that was, 😂😂

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Watching the last 4 episodes of \”Call me Mother\” this fine Saturday morning and I\’m a puddle of tears, completely gutted.
What a poignant show about mothers.

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Every day that I log in, I secretly hope that I\’ll no longer be an Errand Boy. And, without fail, I always (foolishly) feel a pinch of disappointment when, surprise, I am still an Errand Boy.
(Errand Boy since October 29, 2018 at 12:21 PM)
* sigh *

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Geun-Soo: a sheep in wolf\’s clothing and nepotism.
mini-rant here
http://www.dramabeans.com/2020/03/itaewon-class-episode-12/#comment-3627591

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“From Chairman Jang Dae-hee. Know your place and be satisfied with what you have.”
A Rant about Soo-Ah here.
http://www.dramabeans.com/2020/03/itaewon-class-episode-12/#comment-3627583

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That moment when you and your fellow Beanies complain that Itaewon Class’s plot and the villains are too cartoonish and predictable, and yet, the source material for the Show is indeed a webtoon. Hee hee hee.

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Unexpectedly, I started watching MOTHER. Episode 1 and my heart is hurt. Broken. Destroyed.
* keeps watching *

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    It’s a really hard watch but excellent.

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      my goodness!
      I’m at ep.10 and… so painful and yet sooo good!
      not a moment wasted! tight script (with some convenient plot twists and circumstances, yes) but solid! and the acting… wow!

      @ndlessjoie @hebang @sensationalfantasy

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        It’s worth it all the way through. Such an amazing study of mothers and motherhood. It’s hard to believe what a great actor Son Seuk Gu is. I’ve been mesmerized by him in three dramas.

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    It gets harder, but there are magnificent scenes from a wonderful drama waiting for you.

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    Mother is a drama that kept hurting me (in a good way) but I didn’t mind (because it is so goooood).

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