Beanie level: Errand boy

Goodbye “Happiness”!
(I gave up as soon as Ep3 came to an end)

Hello “Mad for Each Other” and bless 30mim episodes!

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You know what grates my nerves about some female kdrama characters? Lack of accountability. They’ll do the most outrageous / annoying / disrespectful / dangerous thing to someone in their vicinity, and somehow NO ONE will address their problematic behaviour. Instead, they get called brave / badass / cute or a combination of those. They’re somehow never wrong and they NEVER apologize to their male counterparts! Ever!

Case in point:
I finally finished “Yumi’s Cells” and while I found her Cells to be THE BEST THING that happened since sliced bread, Yumi’s problematic behaviour (the lies and how far it goes) never to matter much. The lie about the hotel room and the fight that ensued REALLY annoyed me, and the way the Show tried to make it seem like it was up to Goong to apologize and patch things up… Why? Because he’s a guy?

2nd case:
Sae Bom in “Happiness”. Sure, she’s spunky and outspoken and relaxed and badass… But at what cost to others? I can’t seem to get passed the part about letting a zombie out to roam. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? What was the logic (for a national security bad ass woman cop) to let a zombie person out?

I’m not hear to say characters have to be perfect. We as the audience are flawed human beings and I like my characters to be flawed too. But make it make sense…

Rant over. (Reluctantly?) Going back to watching Ep3 of “Happiness”…

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    han hyo jyo character is not brave.. she is just a perpetual rebel with a “i’m more fair than all” attitude..

    but otherwise the zombies and leads together keep the show interesting

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    I think Goong had to apologyze because he told her something mean after she was sorry for the lie. He was sulking instead of dealing with the situation. I liked Yumi so much, the drama and all the characters! I’ve been looking for something like that since it ended.

    I agree about Sae Bom as I said in the post, she is bad ass so the drama pretends all her crazy actions are fine. Sometimes it is no big deal, like threatening to shooting the door on ep 4 but pushing people off a building and opening doors with zombies behind them were not reasonable choices to say the least.

    Someone said one of the problems with modern movies is that women can’t loose any fights in action films. I usually agree, if people think this is feminist they are mistaken, it only sends the strange message that they have the same physical strength and can only oppressed by choice instead of the system.

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      “Women can’t lose any fights in action films.”
      That is a very compelling comment indeed, one that brings up a lot of questions. I’ll need to do some more thinking before responding. Thanks for sharing that.

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Halfway through Ep3 of “Happiness” and I still can’t get into it…😑😔
It makes me all the more sad because I really like Park Hyung Sik but here… Here… Not convinced and feeling remotely interested. I’ll give it until the end of ep4 and then bye bye!
(I don’t like hate-watching)

The same thing happened with “Doom at your service” and Seo In Guk: the plot logic and character actions just did not sit well with me, no matter how much I adjusted my kdrama lenses. And if I can’t attach myself to either the main characters or the plot, what’s left? 😣

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    to me it feels this is han hyo joo’s show.. and park hyung shik is more at periphery.. he is still charming with whatever little he has got (good acting chops).. but ya let’s wait and watch.. he needs to be in a romatic drama for the trps and endorsements explosion

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Yumi’s Cells, ep10: her Cells are truly such great characters! Cringing inside at bad Aegyo? Writer’s Block? New Year’s resolutions fail? A literal Endorphin Concert?! LOVE IT! ❤️🤣

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I rewatched ep4 of Yumi’s Cells so many times!! ❤️❤️🥵❤️

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After 3yrs, I finally found time to re-watch Prison Playbook. What an absolute delight!
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
The characters, their stories, their lives! The struggles, the wins and everything in between! This show really captured my heart the 1st time I watched it in 2018, and 3yrs later, I find myself still in love with it.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Don’t let the length of the episodes deter you! This show is a real gem!

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    I’m still so angry about how they ended Loonie’s story.

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      Woops, my Canadian is showing. I mean Looney.

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      I am too. I had such hope for his character 🙁

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      Same. I remember it whenever I see Lee Kyu-hyung and get upset again.

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      I was upset too. not because he relapsed (I feel like this was a sad eventuality) but rather because of how FAST he relapsed. I had whiplash turning my head, like, “WHAAAAAT?!?!”

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That airport hug!
😭😭😭😭😭😭
💔❤️💔❤️
#Navillera #Finale

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When you hate-watch an episode at 1.25X speed…
(ep8, Doom at Your Service)

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    I have to watch every scene twice just to understand the dialogue. How can you read it that fast???

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    I’m so puzzled about why I’m still watching it, and yet here I am still watching it.

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      The ending to ep8 has convinced me that the odds of me tuning in for ep9 are very slim.

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        I keep thinking I won’t be but I probably will be back for more

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    I always (somehow) have a pile of laundry to fold while I turn it on. Laundry sees my eyeballs more than the screen

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      My pile of (clean, wrinkled) laundry envies your pile of (neatly folded) laundry 😅

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Ep 7 and I\’m only still watching because of my love for the lead actor/actress, and nothing else.

The Writers of Doom At Your Service are trying soooo hard but failing miserably at making this Show a compelling \” complicated mystery-drama about an unlucky love between a dying human and a supernatural being.\”

The \”love me, love me not\” plot has so many holes in it, our poor Park Bo-Young and Seo In-Guk are drowning, just trying to keep their characters as believable as possible. Great actors/actresses are given a very flimsy plot to make miracles with. It\’s sad. Also, I find the deity very very annoying and unconvincing in her supernatural existence. Her aura is more that of a petulant pretentious teenager. The Writers try to make her sound wise beyond her looks, but it falls flat because what she says isn\’t particularly philosophically inspiring or challenging, and aside from making viewers like me wonder why in the hell she\’s at the hospital, she is a rather boring character.

As for the secondary characters!!!!! Lawd, what a waste of these 2 talented men! Urgh! This has got to be THE MOST MEANINGLESS CONFLICT I have witnessed in my over 15 years of watching Kdramas. Like, this is 2021. That is the BEST you could come up with???!? Shame on you, Writers.

*sigh*

At this point, I finally understand what it means to hate-watch a show. I look forward to giving up soon.

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    I think we’ll finally breath a sigh of relief when we’re free but for now I keep pressing play for some reason.

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      Same. It was like my brain said ‘click on it and then dont watch’. I clicked. It played on the background while I folded laundry

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      Also same. And, barring any Oh! Master-esque crash-and-burn, I know I’ll do it 16 times, too. What is wrong with me.

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Grandpa in Navillera is so cuuuuute!! (ep2)

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Cheon Song-Yi (played by the amazing Gianna Jun) is one of my favourite Kdrama Female Characters!

She is a hard-working, strong independent woman with almost unparalleled fashion sense; she\’s beautiful (in and out), with a hilarious tinge of air-headed-ness; she is a woman with pride, who also wears her heart on her sleeve. Her honest, unabashed pursuit for Do Min Joon\’s love is truly admirable in all the right ways. She is the dictionary definition of \”Get Your Man, Girl !\”

She is the original scene-stealing Veronica Park (The Secret Life of My Secretary), the predecessor to the powerhouse that is Ko Moon-Young (It\’s Okay Not To Be Okay), and it may have taken Yoon Song-A (Sunbae, Don\’t Put That Lipstick) a few episodes to come around, but she definitely took a page from Cheon Song-Yi\’s book when she opened her heart to the lovestruck Chae Hyun-Seung.

I really enjoyed my rewatch of this gem of a show. The Show had less skinship than I remembered, but the actors/actresses and the plot easily made me forget that — plus there was a clear explanation for the far-and-few kisses 😘😅😷🤒.

8 years after its original airing date, and My Love From The Star still shines very bright!

🌟⭐✨

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OMG a woman proposing and sweeping her tear-eyed man off his feet!

I LOOOOOVE THIS!

#SunbaeDontPutThatLipstick

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A woman trying to win her man back with genuine words of love and affirmation. No tricks. Just (finally) giving him all the love she\’s got inside.

Yup, actress Won Jin-A is truly one of my favs and this role, so down-to-earth and honest, was absolutely meant for her.

Get your man, girl!

#SunbaeDontPutThatLipstick

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The constant McDonald\’s coffee PPL. Is the coffee really good, folks?

#SunbaeDontPutThatLipstick

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    I haven’t seen the coffee PPL but speaking for myself the answer is surprisingly yes.

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    I like it! I preferred the McDo coffee in the Philippines than here in the US though. Not sure why it tasted better in there.

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    It’s probably some of the best coffee I’ve had from a fast food or casual dining spot.

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    Ugh. McDo’s Original Iced Coffee is my happy juice! Great. Now I’m craving it again. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣

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    Huh, just this morning someone told me how good McDonalds coffee is.

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I am thoroughly enjoying my binge-watching of \”Sunbae, don\’t put that lipstick\”. They have such refreshing takes on beloved tropes; the women are bold and clear about their inner thoughts and feelings; the ex-man (pun intended) has a very compelling story — I dig it!
(@ ep12 now)

A short essay will follow within the next few days.

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    I couldn’t get past the first very controlling male lead episodes and am happy to hear it improved.

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      His behaviour was problematic and it is acknowledged. He realizes his wrongful forceful ways, and changes for the better. The MUCH better.

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When you watch an old Kdrama and it says \”subtitles by Drama Fever\” at the beginning.

RIP Drama Fever.

#endOfAnEra #DramaFever

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    Or WithS2Subs

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    I’m ashamed to say, I only JUST got around to finally cancelling my AT&T phone line today because of DramaFever 😢

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    DramaFever was my favorite K-drama streaming service. I could pretty much find everything I like on DF back in the day and the platform had the clean look that I prefer. Also, the subscription was very reasonably priced. Now everyone has their own streaming service and find all the K-dramas in one place is a real challenge.

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    I miss Dramafever. I think about them all the time.

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\”My Love From The Star\”, ep2 (re watch):
I\’m not sure why they insisted on having our handsome stoic alien Do Min-Joo shower with a towel firmly wrapped around his waist. I mean, thanks for the hot abs shots, but WHO SHOWERS IN THEIR OWN HOME WITH A TOWEL AROUND THEIR WAIST???

😅😅😅😂

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Good morning and Happy Monday, Beanies!
Last week, after the disappointment I felt in watching the first 10mins of Sisyphus
(just not my cup of tea, unfortunately. I absolutely adore Cho Seung-Woo but… * sigh * How is Park Shin-Hye’s character escaping a horde of assailants with super tech vision/detection equipment + a drone that clearly pointed right at her, while running in a train yard, barefoot, while dragging a suitcase?!?!? HOOOOW?!?!?),
I decided to comfort my soul by re-watching Moment at Eighteen.

What a delight this re-watch was! All the feels came right back up, and my love for the characters and their growth was renewed immediately. This Show was so well done, in terms of expressing realistic teenage innocence and angst, the struggle, the simple joys, toxic parenthood, elitism and Love Love Love… It has a different level of wholesome fluffiness, especially when compared to another of my favourite youth dramas, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (which I re-watched in 2019. I adore it!) After watching the last episode last night, my only wish was to be transported into Soo Bin and Joon Woo’s future together. Ah, Teach Oh and Oh Je’s too. I loved those four so much!!

Next on my re-watch list
(because the fear of committing to a New Show only to be disappointed by its lackluster delivery half-way through is all too real. I kind of enjoyed Run On but not quite enough that it didn’t leave a wonky “meh. Blah” aftertaste)

is My Love From the Star !! I hope this one stands the test of time (it’s 8yrs old!).

Have a great week ahead, yorobun !

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    I have been thinking about My Love From The Star recently as well (clips from the show randomly pop up on YT for me) and I think I might give it a rewatch one day.

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      feel free to tag me on your comments as you re-watch! I’d love to read your thoughts!

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I love Cho Seung-Woo but 10mins into Sisyphus and… Nope. That\’s gonna be a hard pass for me, unfortunately.

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    I made it about 50 minutes, and 2 minutes of ep 2 (I blame @ally-le).

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    I reached ep3 but when I reached the zipline scene, I realized it’s not for me. 😔

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    I barely survived ep1. I watched a few scenes from ep3 after reading Saya’s review over at DoF (the stage scene) only for CSW. But nope, I’m with you, this isn’t working for me.

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Monday morning announcement: I finally finished the last season of Schitt\’s Creek on Netflix yesterday, and immediately proceeded to do a \”fast-forward\” re-watch of my favourite scenes across ALL 6 seasons! I am obsessed with David and Patrick!!
(I am particularly sleep deprived now…)

#noRegrets #SchittsCreek

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    It’s such a fun show. I go back and watch my favorite scenes when I need a pick me up. I love David and Patrick too.

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    Amen. Blessings upon Canada for giving us this beautiful gem of a show.

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      I love Canada for this show. It’s just so hilarious. My brother and I watch it whenever it comes on tv

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