Beanie level: Errand boy

I love the Beanie community and how much fun it is to read comments on fav shows/actors/actresses AND the joy of feeling validated when you rant on a disappointing episode/show.
Happy Tuesday, dears!

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    Definitely one of the best bits of the site and is the ONLY reason I now do weekly drama watching I much prefer binge watching but I can’t miss out on the banter in the recaps section!

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    Just read through your fan wall it’s a happy place to be. It’s such a shame there is no easy way to actually ‘follow’ people on this site and keep up with their walls. I have followed loads as I hope it will become a feature in the future so I will be ahead of the curve.

    Have a great day/hope you had a great day depending on what zone you are in. ☺️

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      You’re indeed way ahead of the game! Nice!
      I do also wish there was a “real” way to follow people and watch their fan wall… hopefully, this happens soon!
      have a fantastic Wednesday, @reply1988 !

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    Same, same! I can’t lurk forever as my tribe is here 🥰🥰🥰

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LOL Gi-Jeong and Chang-Hee are soooo effin’ talkative!!! OMG!!

(started ep6) #MyLiberationNotes

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    I know right?!? I find myself rolling my eyes a bit listening to them talk!

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      me too!!!
      They always go on these full-on lengthy monologues and – yes, what they say is intelligent – but GOSH, would you just be quiet and let the other person speak?? Or even let them answer the million questions you’ve asked in your monologue???
      It’s a little frustrating.
      Which brings me to this point: are these intentionally written out this way? Because it’s a little unnatural for their friends and coworkers to have to quietly sit through these monologues ALL THE TIME.

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Starting “My Liberation Notes” now, for Son Sukku.
Wish me well.
*clicks ep1 on Netflix*

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    I do wish you well, even though we don’t agree on Healer 😆
    I thought the first three eps of MLN had sucked the literal life out of me but now it’s getting better (I’m on 5). I struggled on because of Beanie reccs. If it doesn’t improve a lot it could one day go down as a hate watch for me! 😮

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      It might just not be your type of drama.

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        Yes, having finished 6 I think that may be the case. It’s too depressing and hits too close to home for me.

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Next on my “Maybe I should finish watching this Show but I’ve kind lost interest” list:
• Twenty One Twenty Five: I’m at episode 11, and I’ve read soooooo many complaints about the ending – including a “How I would re-write the end” posts on Dramabeans – that I’m very hesitant about starting ep 12. I mean, I liked the Show a lot up to this point. Is it worth watching the rest and potentially being as upset as the brave & disappointed Beanies before me?
• Business Proposal: I read a spoiler about Grandpa’s behaviour and that turned me off immediately – which is sad because I binge-watched the 1st 8 episodes like I had been starving for just this kind of lighthearted silly romcom content… Should I watch the rest?

HELP!
#BlessTheSpoilers

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    Personally, I’m among the (many?) Beanies who approved of the end of 25-21, so I say do it. For me, it is a real world ending.

    You’ll probably be fine now that you’re prepared for the really poor writing that Grandpa suffers under and you’re not expecting consistency 😠

    Hope that’s not too spoiler-y!

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      SPOIL MEEEEEE!!
      (lol)
      Thanks for sharing your insight!

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      I, too, liked the ending for Twenty Five Twenty One!

      Business Proposal lost a bit of its spark towards the end but it was still a really nice show.

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    For 25-21, the present parts already gave you the end.

    Business Proposal’s last episodes were full of clichés and not the best.

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    I loved the ending of 2521 while I almost hated the last 2 or 3 eps of ABP. ABP deserved so much better last few eps.

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    I actually liked both 2521 and BP til the ending. Could they have been written better? Probably yes, but it’s not the worst thing ever. 2521 esp had a hard time i think becos 1, it broke the std rom-com happy ending and 2, set the bar pretty high for itself when three quarters of the show had excellent writing.
    Conclusion: both are still worth a watch in my book.

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    I feel it is safe to watch 25-21 up until the last two episodes. From then on, the script triggers the “Great Beanie Divide” you have read about.

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    I really liked the ending of 2521. Business Proposal just kind of fizzled out for me.

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Ok, so I finally finished “Vincenzo” and:
• Each episode was WAY TOO LONG and the plot was cartoonishly convoluted with eye-rolling predictable outcomes, in sometimes the most tiresome ways. From beginning to end, I swear it felt like they were just going in circles and circles, like a Tom & Jerry episode between Team Vincenzo and Evil Babel – never really advancing the plot but accumulating more and more dramatic (and predictable) twists and events just for kicks. I really struggled to finish this show, even had to put in on x1.5 speed for most of its run (Thank you, Netflix!!).
• The comedy was ridiculous, in a good way.
• The PPL was HILARIOUSLY intentional and obvious; I applaud them for being so bold and unbothered.
• The Geumga Plaza Family was endearing and I’m happy for all of them.
• Song Joong-Ki was absolutely charming as Vincenzo and the very definition of killer suave. I mean, just his voice… *drools*
• Jeon Yeo-Bin was absolutely brilliant and all the best kind of weird for Hong Cha-Young. I loved her since “Be Melodramatic” and actually started watching this just because of her. #FanGirl
• This is the first time I’ve enjoyed TaecYeon as an actor; what a great performance!
Overall: I’m sad that I didn’t enjoy this as much as most. It took MONTHS to finish it (that’s how much I struggled), and I wish I had loved it. I didn’t. Oh well.

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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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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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