Beanie level: Noble idiot

SUMMER STRIKE EP 1 SPOILERS:

I went into this drama completely blind, I didn’t read the synopsis and only looked at the pretty posters and promos, so yeah my bad

But sheesh SUMMER STRIKE had our depressed female lead suffer through workplace bullying and sexual harassment, had her long term boyfriend of six years dump her and to top it off had her beloved mother die all in the space of one episode…

While I’m happy she stood up for herself in the end and quit her job this was not the light breezy summer romance the promos led me to believe

Tho I’m guessing after the trauma of episode one, we’ll get more of slice of life and healing drama. But yeah be prepared fellow beanies

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    When her mom died I was like “you didn’t have to do that, we get the point”. I even watched the time and they killed her like 20min into the episode. I didn’t know how to feel about that, it took me a while to actually feel bad.

    The scene that really had an impact on me was her ex telling her to take care of herself. That’s when she realized it was over, for real this time.
    We all knew that, we all knew what she was thinking, so it was hard to watch him tell her to take care of herself and at the same time break up with her and at the same time feeling bad because he can comfort her when two painful things just happened to her.
    And she was like… Numb? Maybe done? I don’t know, but I just wanted to give her a hug.

    But still, I agree with you. It was a lot for a first episode. I even thought “why did the start the show with the scene of her on the bus looking the cherry blossoms and feeling the breeze? The rest could’ve been flashbacks we saved for later. We could’ve even seen a little more of our beautiful Si Wan”.

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      I completely agree! Flashbacks would have been a better way to convey her numbness and being burnt out by life rather than cramming it all into one episode

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Yoon Park looks good in anything!
Sooyoung does the goddess hair-flip like a boss

Could this show get any cuter, the kids are adorable and OTP has chill chemistry.
For once I wished a drama could be longer

#PleaseSendAFanLetter

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    The pajama fashion show was adorable. The best hairflip was the first one straight into Mean Reporter’s face, though.

    Did you catch the epilogue at the end of ep. 2? I almost missed it because I usually skip previews.

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      Ha! Yes the the hairflip at the reporter was iconic! I’m team previews all the way, I get disappointed when there isn’t any lol, so yeah I caught the epilogue, that and Gaus Electronics was notorious for its epilogues and pavlov conditioned me to watch all the way to the end 😉

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      Soo Yooung’s hairflip is a meta to her real life idol life where she hits the dancers behind her with hair flip 🤣🤣🤣 It was mentioned in “Knowing Brothers” episode featuring Girl’s Generation anniversary.

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    @mmmmm give this a try.

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      Thanks for the tag. I’ll definitely watch it once it’s available to me. But emsel, a little bird told me you didn’t like Fairy and Devil? That’s fine. Just keep in mind it’s one that I recommend, so you might come back to it whenever or if you ever feel like. 🙂

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        No, no. I am yet to drop it. I am on EP 4 now, but I feel like I am in a different kind of minority because I don’t mind the FL’s voice or the weird costumes, but I am annoyed with her childish pout and the crush-guy’s storyline (maybe its the actor. He appears stoic). On the other hand, I enjoyee the fantasy part of the story and ML (I like Dylan from Meteor Garden- Chinese).

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          Yippee! I thought you dropped it. Dylan exhibits a great performance in this one. In fact, he and the actress who plays FL have very good chemistry, and that’s the main part of the charm of this show. There will be certain things you aren’t gonna like (I should think) but I really really like it overall. I liked it in my first watch, but I think I loved it in my second.

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I love you fur real ♥️

I legit thought it was the cute doggo proposing for a sec!
(Would’ve made a better love story imo)

#LoveIsForSuckers

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Park Bo-gum needs to start a mukbang channel already! Watching him eat is so mesmerising

They really got Kwon Nara quirks eh
Watching them get drenched and tossed was fun

Would like to see some of the ladies on those punishment chairs tho

# Young Actor’s Retreat

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    I guess the women just said no when they were at the pre meeting because modesty wise it would be hard to prevent wet T-shirt mishaps.
    I felt so bad for Nara not knowing what she was doing to stitch everyone. Trying to sit on her hands but then saying the key words even more. 🤣

    They were all getting wet with the heavy rain what was with that weather unless it was a completely different day as they were all together again after their two separate trips.

    I agree they are promoting Bogum and his love of food.

    Wookie keeps making me laugh, with all his planning and practice shots he still ended up over playing his shots. He has been on food duties twice now he might as accept it and sign up to be the cook for the duration.

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      I don’t really watch variety shows but I’m really having a blast with this! I also like that we are getting about 8 episodes, so there is a clear endpoint. But I’m curious, can I claim a bean for Young Actor’s Retreat?

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        There is no hard and fast rule. There are beanies claiming half a bean for completing half the show🤣🤣🤣

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          As our resident bean collection expert do you get beans for all shows released that year or just the shows that are covered in the weecaps?

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            There is a cut off time. General rule is previous year Dec (2021) to current year Dec (2022), but it depends. For instance, some dramas might have premiered in Nov end (2021) and would be spilling over to Jan (2022), so they get included.

            Also, I have only seen dramas from main channels (KBS, SBS) and popular cable channels (TvN, Jtbc) and popular OTT dramas (Netflix) being listed for beanie votes, but beanies have always include any format of show they enjoyed.

            Previously, it was the best chance for underrated gems to get exposure, but with the new DB features this is no longer the sole point of visibility.

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            I think I saw there is list all the shows that can be included and that’s what made me wonder if shows like Young actors retreat which is not being weecapped would be on that list. There must be 10+ shows released each month across the main channels so the list would be ridiculously long if they are all included.

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            Yes, DB team lists the shows, but as I said it is only from few select channels. In fact, the “Ratings” thread included dramas only from top channels, but after listening to beanies request, they started including “Channel A” shows. So, it would be good if they can list all shows, but again as you mentioned it would be unnecessarily long. Maybe they can provide a link to “List of 2022 Kdramas”.

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        This is the first and last variety show I watch and I only started it because of the concept and Bogum. I am loving it and it will be good to see how they all are by the end of the show. Inyeop was fine on the zip wire in the end so I think he will definitely be one of those who come out triumphant. I am still trying to work out who the second one is. If they go for one male and one female then I would say Youjung as she is quite shy and retiring and was only made the Moonlight team lead as Bogum was out the country when they were filming the first episode.

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          When it comes to variety shows, I prefer those with healing aspects to it. If i will recommend one, it would be 2 Days 1 Night S3.

          The other one is Hyori’s Breakfast S1, though not sure if it’s a variety.

          And that’s it.

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      This show is surely a happy pill, but I felt that the guys were already feeling cold with the water pouring on them and the rain made it 10x worst. They could have rescheduled this game to be played on a sunny day. I do not know if they were scheduling conflicts or if the rain was unpredictable. An indoor pool could have suited the same purpose.

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        I was wondering about the weather, if it’s like the Caribbean it will be hot despite the rain and I would not expect they would be drenched in cold water or going into a cold pool. If they are that’s wrong.

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        Rescheduling? I think they were already very lucky to get all these actors together for so long. They all are very busy.

        I think even if it’s rainning the weather is not cold because it’s the rainy season in Korea, the air is hot and heavy.

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          @emsel I guess they knew the programme over the week so could have moved one of the other activities forward. However, to close off restaurants, and other venues and get security set up must have been a proper logistical headache so they probably didn’t have any wiggle room to accommodate for short notice venue swaps.

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            The rainy season is you never really know when the rain will pour or not. It could rain when they were on the ziplane, the sky was pretty dark… One of the event was to invite fans, they couldn’t move this one neither.

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          Ah, I meant moving around the activities as @reply1988 mentions. The air after first showers are always hot, but if it continuously rains, you can feel the chillness in the air. I noticed a change in In Hyop’s voice after getting drenched in water and rain which is when I thought about it. Since, they were all in summer clothes, I hope it wasn’t that bad.

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    Bogummy is so squishy and he does eat well. and smile well. He just might be the best thing since ice cream was invented.

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    Bogum is such a hungry puppy in this show. That reminds me I havent posted yet about Youth MT.
    The guys getting tossed and drenched made me kinda feel aorry about them. CW was so lost during the entire thing!

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      CW is that Wookie? If so he has been lost from the start saying him being the leader was bad for the team when he couldn’t find the team members. He did well in the ghost challenges as nothing fazed him except poor night vision. I love that he is good natured and is not bothered by any of his mistakes ‘it’s just a game show, so who cares’ kind of attitude.

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        Yup, CW is Wookie. He has a chill attitude about the whole thing except when there are big bugs around. I still cant get over him screaming with the ladies coz of that huge moth!

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I mean that is some FINE way to be caught red-handed

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Awwww I miss smiley Oh Dae-hwan

#Adamas

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MY. FIRST. GUN.

Part of me wants to know who they’d pick for the celebrity ’brand ambassador’ lol

#thisshitmemesitself

#Adamas

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    I’m not watching this show but I’m curious. Are they trying to sell an accessory that looks like a gun? Or are they trying to sell actual guns? I thought Koreans were pretty much not allowed to own guns.

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      It’s a bit of a spoiler but the big bad corporation’s plan is to introduce gun ownership among Korean citizens. I don’t live in the US, so seeing advertising like this goes to show how completely crazy that kind of situation would be.
      I’m firmly anti-gun by the way, I’m sorry if my post wasn’t clear enough

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        Oh. Interesting. Thanks for explaining. I live in the US but even here, I don’t see ads and celebrity endorsements for guns.

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          That’s what I figured and why I wrote my initial comment above, I don’t think any celebrity would want to be associated with it

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      Korea has very strict gun control laws. The premise of the show is ofc fictional.

      Their idea is to gain public support for the legislation they want to pass, by getting celebrities to endorse it.

      Knowing the bad guys in this show, they probably have enough celebrities in pocket for that to work, and knowing how Korea responds to celebrity based marketing and endorsement, it’s probably not as insane as it sounds, at least as a marketing idea on paper.
      (They also are currently manipulating the public opinion in support of the puppet president that would pass this legislation upon him winning the election, so that the public would be on the presidents side already when voted in.)
      In reality? Probably not so much lmao.
      But in the story at least, there’s this whole build up and assumption that this faction has been shifting the public this way for a while, that you kind of have to accept for the story to work at all pfft

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    I also cannot see this show and am curious. Can you give us some context to these images?

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      As Timelate said, pretty spoiler rife as long as you don’t mind:
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      Baddies want to rig the election (puppet president and puppet government), and then legalise like, completely open gun ownership to the general citizens of Korea as their very first action- this is there marketing plan for when (if. see: the entire plot of the show lol) they win the election. By using kpop stars and pastel handguns. lmao.

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Who is she?
What is she?
Why is she?

I. Do. Not. Care.

She reminds of Helena in Orphan Black & Villanelle in Killing Eve

Hot female psychopaths are my kryptonite

I. AM. IN. LOVE.

#Adamas

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I don’t know what it says about me that this is the first I’m finding Lee Jong-seok attractive

YESSSS Chang-ho descent into the daaaarknesssss

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    I haven’t watched Big Mouth yet, but from what I’ve heard it looks like he diving into a darker role in this drama. Maybe it’s the image he usually has a good guy in dramas, but this picture makes him look kinda devilish haha. If you like LJS in that type of role, I’d suggest you watch him in the movie V.I.P. His image is absolutely flipped and I love it ❤️ but I generally love LJS so I might be biased 😉

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      (Gosh darn I can’t spell lol, I meant descent)
      Thank you for the recommendation! VIP looks interesting, but it’s hard to track down online
      Guess I’ll have to look to alternative methods

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    Yeay!
    As a fan of Lee Jongsuk, though i’ve been very nosy about it and i don’t care, i’m so happy to hear this!

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    Tastes change sometimes. I find him much more attractive when he doesn’t smile as when he does, he gets a little bit Jokerish. And, long hair on him is magic, especially if it has been nicely styled as tousled and a great pic is taken so I have to trot this out again: Enjoy.
    https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/hobbiesandactivities/779243/lee-jong-suk-flexes-fit-body-in-new-magazine-photoshoot/story/

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Who has the better RBF (Resting Bitch Face)?

#Adamas

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    I’m not watching Adamas, but I’m voting Oh Dae Hwan because he is ALWAYS fantastic at switching from puppy face to RBF in a blink of an eye. Or actually switching from any face to another one. He is SO good at it!

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      Haha for sure! He was honestly the best character in Forecasting Love & Weather and his role was a cameo!

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Anyone else feel, in episode 5 of Adamas, during that initial ambiguous scene where secretary Yoon receives that dress…and then Hye-soo has a certain late night visitor…
that it kinda insinuated they were a couple?

Not gonna lie, my sapphic shipper heart was very happy! Pity that wasn’t the case tho

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Ma’am are you sure you LIKE him?

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Forget the kidnapping, committing accidental murder & punching a disabled man
This was Kim Do-ki at his most brutal

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Taxi Driver! The Lee Je-hoon/ Kim Do-ki gif appreciation edition

https://hanyeojins.tumblr.com/post/652388778826170368/lee-je-hoon-as-kim-do-gi-taxi-driver-park

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When one is unemployed and doing a masters degree because they don’t know what to do with their life

Household chores never looked so enticing

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    @Timelate: I hope it opens up new career opportunities for you so fighting! And, hahaha. Is that Taika?

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      Thank you and no worries I’m pretty happy with what I’ve chosen. And yes that is Taika! The screenshot is from Our Flag Means Death

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    omg as someone who literally did the exact same recently (woo week 3 of masters degree here we go!) – I can relate so much, I’ve been doing all the house chores and my parents are like 👀
    Cheers to both of us 🥂 😂

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