Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

2022 Roundup day 9 – The oldie (not 2022) you loved the most: Same as last year. I didn’t get my high Bean Count by watching oldies.

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2022 Roundup day 8 – The drama beanies convinced you to watch and you can’t be grateful enough: Are you kidding? I watch enough kdramas without being prompted. Can’t (quite) watch everything no matter what people say about the shows I dropped after half an hour.

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2022 Roundup day 7 – The OTP you didn’t think you would adore: As usual, I was right the first time.

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1: OK

2: Because kdrama. Couldn’t possibly be because Samsung, right?

(Unlock the Boss, day 1)

Oh, and every cloud has a Silver Lining. The new internet-y kind of cloud, not the old-fashioned kind.

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Or is it the writer?

(Cheer Up, day 14)

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Who are you and what have you done with the Korean?

(Cheer Up, day 14)

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Kdramaland suspense achieves a new level. Note – I’m saying “level”, not “height”.

(Behind Every Star, day 10)

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    I swear dramas have become more and more blatant with their PPL, like you can’t just show the logo and have someone eat something, you have to talk about all the great qualities of the product! It’s so funny and so sad at the same time. These companies aren’t fooling around.

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2022 Roundup day 5 – The drama that will always live in your memory: Memory? Always? At my age? I\’m happy if I can remember what I watched yesterday. Well, happy if it was any good.

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2022 Roundup day 4 – Greatest disappointment: the drama that could have been but wasn’t: Technically, for the show that wasn\’t, and I mean really wasn\’t — Signal season 2.

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2022 Roundup day 3 – Favorite womance / bromance: Attorney Woo and her two friends Geurami & Su-Yeon won\’t get forgotten as quickly as most of the others. For that matter, entire show won\’t get forgotten as quickly as many others.

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CGI water shooting out of a hose that is plainly not full (notice how flat it is) to douse CGI flames while standing on the roof of a burning buiding in an attempt to generate excitement. You get one guess how well that succeeds.

(First Responders, day 6)

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    LOLLLLL /crying/

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    @sicarius You two should collaborate and list out all the blunders in an unanimously agreed, worst Kdrama of the year😂😂😂

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    This feels like it out-Jirisans Jirisan.

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      It doesn’t. Truly. Mostly because somehow this show got episode 1 right, and still doesn’t have terribly wrong information, it’s just wrong in execution, whereas nothing about Jirisan was right in the slightest.

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        Oh and also the characters are easier to give a shit about even if they’re clichéd and underwritten: Jirisan’s weren’t written at all, because Jirisan is an Anti-Show with negative, and a negative* amount of, storytelling.

        *Negative not just in the sense of not positive or good, but more, metaphorically and abstractly, in the numerical and geometric sense, of subtraction, less than zero, and generated in the opposite direction of a chosen regular direction: that is, it substracts from itself, it negates the entire concept of storytelling, and it extends away from it; it is the negation or inverse of proper storytelling.

        Jirisan is fascinatingly horrible in that sense.

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2022 Roundup day 2 – ML you will never forget: Actually, I\’m quite good at forgetting male leads.

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Watch out girl. That’s Kwon Yul and he plays serial killers.

(Love Is For Suckers, day 16 – at last)

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    He can play a cute lawyer too!

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      Unforgettable lawyer indeed, in that unpopular drama which is My unfamiliar family.

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    Please tell me his name, I know his face but can not remember what I have seen him in.

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      The actor’s name is Kwon Yul, who seems to have been typecast a bit as a baddie in dramas (sadly). He turned up at the end of My Unfamiliar Family, though, so you may recognise him from that. 🙂

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        Yes I had a sense there was something about him but now I know I have seen him in a Mr Baddie role no wonder I couldn’t quite warm to him. Typecasting is so powerful as we associate the face regardless of their actions as one thing.

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        Thank you. I recognised him from Mental Coach Jegal he was one of the main characters so that’s why he was stuck in my mind but because he was being nice in this it completely threw me off.

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      You need to watch My Unfamiliar Family, he was great in this role.

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        I have seen it, I just don’t remember him or that part of the story. 😞

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          He was the lawyer who worked in the same building than the big sister when she went back to work. They were students together.

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          It’s actually a cameo in two episodes. He’s long overdue to be a legit romantic lead.

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        He appeared too late. Such a gem of character had to be introduced before 🙁

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    I’d warn him that all she knows how to do is cry. Dude, run! 🏃🏼‍♂️

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What quite a few writers and PDs ought to say, but never will?

(Love Is For Suckers, day 16 – at last)

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2022 Roundup day 1 – FL you will never forget: I have to go with Park Eun-bin for Extra Attorney. Honorable mentions for Alchemy, 2521, Business Proposal & Gaus Electronics. Then there\’s All Of Us Are Dead, where the official FL was forgetable but Nam-ra & Ha-ri (halfbie & archer) were worth remembering.

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Another one of these showed up today. Sigh. I still think they should sell preprinted envelopes at convenience stores. Preferably one-plus-one.

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Sigh. Dad understands Kdramaland.

(Love Is For Suckers, day 15)

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Which works out well because that’s the kind we get in Kdramaland.

(Cheer Up, day 12)

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1 & 2: Yes, who is she? Asianwiki & Wikipedia don’t list her (yet – I guess they’re a bit behind?) but show has me conditioned to think every new face that shows up is a big star doing a cameo. She looks a bit familiar, but…

3 & 4: No comment.

(Behind Every Star, day 8)

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Beanies watching dramas with crap endings. Or waiting for the 2nd season of one of the few shows that actually deserves one. Or suffering on the Rooftop. Or…

(Behind Every Star, day 7)

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