Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

I’ve finally had a look at the Italicapalooza that is the comments section of the Song Hye-gyo drama. The amazing thing is that even the NUMBERS OF LIKES are italicised.

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@citrusorangeee I miss On the Verge of Insanity too! Sob…

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    Ahhh I needed this–thank you!! Sobbing right w/ you :’))

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    Thanks for sharing – itโ€™s a drama void yet to be filled.

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    I’m up to episode 10 and I want to say thank you for insisting that this is a good watch. I’m also tracking the minuscule caps in dbs. Love his character, love his acting, love the situations and the politics. So shifty, these people.

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    I miss themmmmm 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

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More from On the Verge of Insanity…

@pickleddragon: “His plaid shirts. I want them all for myselfโ€ฆ.”
People in the pic: “Get in line, pal!”

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On the Verge of Insanity ep16: Ban-seok convinces no one.

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Someone’s tribute to Choi Ban-seok’s checked shirts, with Dang Ja-young standing in for pink and purple. Ends with that tragically misguided addition of a bright blue tie.

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No subtitles yet for the finale of On the Verge of Insanity, but I\’m already marvelling at the twisted mind that came up with the pork belly garrote.

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    A couple months ago, my husband and 16-year-old son saw The Godfather (1972) together for the first time. My son praised it saying, “It’s thrilling” before mimicking the scene where Luca Brasi gets whacked. “Great,” I thought. “My son just saw his first garroting scene.”

    But today, the flashback throttling made me jump up from my chair. And that’s why we don’t bottle our feelings. Let it all out, indeed!

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      Now that you’ve mentioned The Godfather, I realise my post might make Verge sound like a very different kind of show…

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On the Verge of Insanity decides not to be subtle about the Choi-Shin bromance.

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    This is perfectly alright ๐Ÿ™‚

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      I’ve just had a look at the episode with no subs. Bromance or not, I can see why Han-soo would be upset to lose the only leader he has ever truly looked up to.

      I was bitching about Jung Jae-young’s long hair at the start of the series, but now that he has cut it I find myself missing it. No no no no I’ve got to stop thinking like that…

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POSSIBLE SPOILER FOR ON THE VERGE OF INSANITY

Omo omo omo. Choi Ban-seok has a new haircut and apparently his own company, hilariously named BANSTONE (‘seok’ means stone).

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    Like Misaeng – why bother working with some shitty corps?!

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On the Verge of Insanity ep14: middle-aged couples can be cute too.

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On the Verge of Insanity ep14: MBC giveth PPL and MBC taketh it away. That skincare product is shamelessly plugged, only for its supposed effects to be eclipsed by a giant rabbit head and Jung-ahโ€™s mad squatting skilz.

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    😂 This episode made me test my limit yesterday. I only manage to do 36 squats 🤣 I donโ€™t know how can someone do 300 squats without pauses 😆

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    The R&D guys have no idea that Jung-ah is Shin Han Sooโ€™s noona 🤣 😂 🤣 Canโ€™t wait to see their faces when they find out!

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      I’ve just seen ep15 and it looks like the writer has completely fooled us and Shin Han-soo too! The poor guy is going to have a stroke when he finds out who “Baby Shin” is…

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        Hahahhahhahha 🤣
        Thatโ€™s what I thought! 😆 Canโ€™t wait to see the revelation.

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On the Verge of Insanity ep14: Shin Han-soo <3 Choi Ban-seok.

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On the Verge of Insanity ep13: in which Moon So-ri is reduced to a suffering bear emoji as she does 300 squats to test the Home Workout Mirror.

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    Ohโ€ฆ. Havenโ€™t watched it yet although I kind of expecting her to do something traumatic in the new role.

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    I’m excited!

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    Itโ€™s not in my Viki region. I have to wait for one more day for it to turn up at illegal site โ€ฆ.

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      I am watching ep11 clips on MBC’s Youtube channel and I’m crying even though I don’t understand most of the dialogue…

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        @knewbieโ€”I’m in the U.S. and watch on the day of broadcast via on the legal site, Kocowa. You can watch new, subbed episodes on the same day for free, as long as you’re registered. (I stopped paying for a plan last December. I actually won my original subscription via a Dramabeans raffle in 2018!)

        Fresh subbed episodes of On the Verge of Insanity are available for free about a day or so. Subs are generally available by late afternoon. (Raw videos are published earlier.) Older episodes are behind the paywall.

        I do pay for Viki but the subs take much longer.

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    🤣 great screen grab!

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Jung Jae-young and Han Ji-min promoting their 2014 film Plan Man. HJM is gorgeous as usual, but I’m afraid smouldering JJY (see pic on left) always makes me laugh.

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    Cannot wait for next Wednesdaaaaaaay!

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      Me too!

      JJY is such a versatile actor from cool detective in many iterations to middle age lost soul in Hong Sang Sooโ€™s movies.

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        It’s funny how he plays total losers in his three Hong Sang-soo movies, yet it is precisely in those movies that he gets kissed – A LOT – by his female co-stars.

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Please enjoy this pic of Choi Ban-seok in checked trousers (and bonus apron) while waiting for episodes 11-12 of On the Verge of Insanity.

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Jo Bok-rae gets to the hearts of the matter.

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    Iโ€™m fascinated at another Beanieโ€™s comment about the sexual appeal of the CEO he playsโ€ฆ.which is quite true. But the best is (as observed by yet another Beanie) at how heโ€™s able to project his character well beyond the limited lines he has. It shows the preparation of a diligent actor who chews the script so well long before a camera starts rolling on him.

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      I think it also helps that this show is so well written and directed. I don’t think brilliant actors like Jo Bok-rae, Kim Nam-hee and Cha Chung-hwa would shine so brilliantly in a poor or mediocre show.

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On the Verge of Insanity e9: this guy doesn’t care about any damn CEO, he’s just glad to get out of the green spandex.

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    I only discovered Kim Nam-Hee in Sweet Home whose serious and straight face role there is so impressive. Heโ€™s simply a delight in OTVOI. Will watch Ep 9-10 in one go tomorrow.

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On the Verge of Insanity ep9: If you think it’s just his shirts, you’ve underestimated Choi Ban-seok’s love of checks.

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    Iโ€™ve finally binged all 8 episodes over the weekend. Time well spent on a drama as real as you can get about workplace and corporate intrigue. MSR and JJY in top form as the leads but Iโ€™m so happy to see my favorite ajusshi veterans all there. Perhaps the biggest pleasant surprise is seeing the dr-docu young brother in Navillera playing the CEO here. Canโ€™t wait to watch Ep 9 and 10.

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      I didn’t watch Navillera so this is the first time I’ve seen Jo Bok-rae, but damn he has made an impression on me even though his role is such a small one. And he is just one of this show’s many performers who are not well-known but really good in their roles, like the lecherous motor team leader, Ms Jung (the researcher who twisted the motor team leader’s arm) and Eo Hae-mi.

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        Ms Jung! Iโ€™m surprised to see her playing an affirmative worker here because she mostly plays the annoying second female lead in weekend dramas LOL. I had to look twice to confirm if itโ€™s really her but she totally sinks in this character without a trace of her 2FL look. And I love Eo Hae-mi and hope she will be further empowered as the drama moves forward. Engineering is still by and large a male-centric industry, not to mention itโ€™s in Korea, but we have interesting female characters here.

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          Yes I like the show’s depiction of women in Hanmyeong. It’s realistic that there are very few in R&D and more in the non-engineering departments like HR and Finance. It’s also pretty telling that Han Se-gwon’s team has no prominent female member, whereas Noh Byung-gook’s team has the very assertive Ms Jung. And even on the non-engineering side, Ja-young is the only female team leader, usually surrounded by men who have no qualms about intimidating her when they think she deserves it.

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          I’ve just looked up Ms Jung on Asianwiki, and realise I’ve seen her in the legal drama A New Leaf, where she plays – very convincingly – a woman who is falsely accused of killing her ex-boyfriend who had raped her. Gotta agree with you that she is totally different in Verge.

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On the Verge of Insanity ep7: looks like the lip balm moment was Jung Jae-young’s ad-lib. Poor Moon So-ri could barely keep a straight face.

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