Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Or possibly a non-revolvery 9mm semi-automatic.

(The Veil, day 10)

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Especially around the arms & shoulders.

(The Veil, day 10)

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Liquid courage. Of course it is.

(Yumi’s Cells, day 10

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(Yumi’s Cells, day 9)

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Can Cells be brain-dead? That would explain some plots.

(Yumi’s Cells, day 9)

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    Not watching, so I have to ask –

    Any cell die-offs due to alcohol poisoning? Or any effects at all?

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      Nope. Cells seem to be as immune to alcohol poisoning as Koreans wish they were.

      The only fatality I recall is Yumi’s Travel Cell, and nope, that wasn’t due to the plague.

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        Oh bless you, LC! You never fail to make me laugh 🤣 😆 🤣

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Another one for the archive. I’ll need it if Arsedal or Vagabond get sequels.

(Dal-li and Gamjatang, day 7)

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Uh, which detail, and exactly how small?

(Dal-li and Gamjatang, day 7)

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How many times do you have to roll these dice to come up with “Noble, Idiocy”

(Kingโ€™s Affection, day 2)

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“Mere”
99.827% of its use in English is actually in subs for kdramas.

(Kingโ€™s Affection, day 2)

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Fine, but do they *know* or are they just guessing? Is it safe to take this as evidence that the show won’t botch the ending?

(Kingโ€™s Affection, day 2)

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Any bets on whether the dead prince will later turn up secretly alive somewhere?

(Kingโ€™s Affection, day 1)

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    I checked the synopsis again after finishing the first episode, well that does say that he is dead not missing. However, if we see no body in today’s epsiode then that plot point will surely happen otherwise how will the ship sail. It’s a romance drama after all, the ship has to sail.

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    I’ve been wondering too.

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    Having seen episode 2, he looks to be well and truly gone, but convincingly dead bodies have reappeared at a late date before, but I’ve given up on him at present.

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      Even the infant sister looked dead for a while, although we all knew better. But yes, now it looks like the prince is toast, which leaves me wondering what the exit strategy might be.

      It’s easier to imagine a happy ending if they can scrape up a male lookalike to take the throne and provide some heirs while the OTP do some happy-ever-aftering away from the palace.

      A non-related doppelganger, secret triplets or undead prince seem unlikely even by kdrama standards so I’m stumped.

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Really liked it, and impressed by the teen actress, but I think they slipped up a bit with the hair and (lack of) headgear.
Pic 1: The prince. Notice lack of ponytail.
Pic 2: Sister.
Other pics: Prince disguised as sister, with ponytail. How fast can he grow long hair and change to her hairstyle? Could he even manage a wig with that part in front appearing to show scalp?

(Kingโ€™s Affection, day 1)

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    Idk if Iโ€™m misunderstanding you but I think men from that time grew out their hair. It just always packed up in a bun but their hair is long.

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      I don’t know about actual hair lengths, or what Joseon nobles had under all those hats, but I just can’t believe that every time the prince was in disguise he had the EXACT same hair as the girl. (I have a lot of other screen shots that show that). Did he have his sister braid it up for him when he was in a hurry to go see his old teacher??
      I also don’t know how Joseon palace servants had their hair, but some sort of hat, or even a simpler hairdo might have made it more believable.
      And if the men had their hair in a bun, that would mean no “mane of glory, which I guess some Beanies would find heartbreaking, although I could care less.

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        I mean no, men did wear their hair long and tied it up in a thing called a sangtu: https://www.deviantart.com/glimja/art/Making-Sangtu-627937867
        This is essentially, from what I understand, what all men wore under their various headgear, and I assume even young men. If anything when females dress up in historical menswear, the final result is more accurate, as it is made with long hair.
        There is some nitpicking that is fair here- I don’t know how long young boys kept their hair, and you can’t see the band of the manggeon under his royal headdress- perhaps either, this was not required in this updo, or they shortcut it in the costume department… which wouldn’t be unsurprising given the fact that Sageuks have to mimic historical hair all the time, and frequently fail as, for example, most male actors do not grow out their hair for a role. Kwak Dong Yeon and Jang Dong Yoon being the exceptions.

        All young unmarried females, palace servants or not, from my understanding would’ve worn their hair thus: https://www.deviantart.com/glimja/art/Daenggi-1-420482188
        More likely when you’re a palace servant actually, since they had to wear a sort of uniform.

        This is set in Joseon so manes of glory only happen if you loose the sangtu (See next episode ha!)
        Goryeo and older, styles were different and men were more likely to wear their hair out, as far as I know.

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    I just assumed the boy had his hair in a bun at the top of his head and itโ€™s hidden by the hat.

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At least not him.

Maybe Kim So-hyun (?) Any others?

(So I Married an Anti-Fan, day 12)

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So she went to Subway. Because kdrama.

(Yumi’s Cells, day 8)

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Should have watched dramas instead.

(One the Woman, day 8)

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Sigh. Bad “breaks”, but something might also be wrong with the brakes.

Also, there are these things called emergency brakes / parking brakes. I guess kdramaland puts the drama in kdramas by leaving them off.

(One the Woman, day 7)

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Wanna bet? Try missing those a few times and see how it works out.

(Yumi’s Cells, day 7)

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    Ah, the many, many meanings of โ€œyou donโ€™t have toโ€, none of which means what it seems to mean.

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Count on it. With a password like that, HE. HAS. NO. SECRETS.

(Yumi’s Cells, day 7)

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    I still got chills though. For an IT professional, this password is a “fire-able” offense.

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So 8:00 is leaving work “early”

(Yumi’s Cells, day 7)

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Oh dear, a red ring.

Guess it refers to horror movies “Ringu” & “The Ring”

But since I’ve been following too much computer/technology news for too many years, it’s the dread “Red Ring of Death”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_technical_problems
https://www.slashgear.com/xbox-360s-red-ring-of-death-cost-microsoft-1-billion-03438680/

(Hometown opening credits)

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