Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

Is it the weekends already? I want to see these scenes!!!!


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SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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The highlight for last week’s ep 😂



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    He truly cannot dance, our dear Chief Hong. 😂 Highlight of the episode.

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      Lakes I need help. I break into a laughing fit whenever I see the gifs. Especially the first one!

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        How random is it? I wonder if any planned choreography here or a free ride as they go. Hope some BTS will be released to solve this mystery.

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          im inclining to free ride as they go! it seems like they had lots of fun in this scene!

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            I guess free ride because SMA said in netflix “Quiz” video, that she enjoyed this scene the most and asked people to expect more fun.

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        It’s just totally too good to be true. I am still on the floor 😁🤣😍

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          ohgoshhhhhhh i hope we get more of these! it’s so fun to be laughing at the scenes together

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        Hahahahahhaahhahahaha
        These gifs are gold! 😆 🤣 😂

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      Paper doll’s dance at the elementary school was cute😂

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      I love the comment from one of the villagers (can’t remember who) “there’s something Du Sik is not good at” 😂

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        I loved that Gam-ri thought he was great though lol.

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          What else can we expect from the grandma who raised him but blind love 😍

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          Du -sik will never go wrong in her eyes.

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      KSH may be able to convince me that DS is good at math and can surf but it’s impossible for paper doll to convince anyone that Chief Hong can dance lol.

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    So. Good.
    I nearly wet myself. Finally we’ve found something he’s awful at! Hahahahaha

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    HyeJin turned out to be a paper doll, too… LOL!

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    I LOVE THIS AND I STILL FEEL BAD THAT I WASNT ABLE TO WATCH THIS EP WITH YOU!

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      More good stuff to come, we hope, so you haven’t missed out!! Hope you’re feeling well, Purple. 💕

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      Miss you Purple!!!!! Get over Law School soon too!!!!! :laughcry:

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And we are going to have him back this week!

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I’m so happy because I waited 10 years for this 😭


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Poor Kanghee 😂 the whole sequence is so funny


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I finished MRIAG a couple of weeks ago, and I am still not out! I really loved what the drama gave us! Not the in-your-face-romance between a “godly” being and a human (looking at you DAYS), but a bit more explanation Woo Yeo and he being a gumiho acts and thinks different from a human. That is why and how I made sense of the romance. He is essentially a fox (or pox), and it’s much like how they find a mate, he is attracted to Lee Dam. I absolutely loved Kang Hanna in this! Hyesun is dumb and stupid but not the annoying type and it’s such a fun watch! Her portrayal makes her character comes to life and not being annoyingly stupid. Overall, I really enjoyed this drama, I should have made more gifs, but just posting what I have for now.

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Someone should do a DAYS drinking game. For every cigarette that Myeol Mang didn’t get to light, everyone takes a drink

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And this. Isn’t this what PBY played in Werewolf Boy? 😂

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I feel like this ep is playing PBY’s previous dramas/movies tropes. The first one feels like Strong Woman with the outfit and the second set of pictures feels like a gender swapped On Your Wedding Day

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    I got the Strong Woman vibes too, hahahaha!

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    You’re right!!! I totally didn’t get that. So what about the convertible scene? I have to admit, that was kinda hot. SIG in sunglasses with his hair slicked back. Hubba hubba. 😆

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      Haha I didn’t get the convertible scene actually! But yes! SIG is hot in that. Biting on the card too!!!

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Omg. Sooo drama has accurately predicted that I’ve been playing Solitaire the last week?! *gasp* and the Oreo O’s!! So a little back story, I was at the supermarket the other day, choosing my cereal and actually considered buying one box. But it’s so big and I’m afraid that it wouldn’t taste good so I opted for another flavour instead

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BE STILL HEART. EH NO. PUMP FASTER HEART

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SHE’S BACK!!!! I almost forgot Abyss happened despite finishing it

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To the shiniest and brightest stars of this evening. Thank you so much for making my first online concert experience an enjoyable one. That being said! 21 AUG! ILL LOOK FORWARD!




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Arc definitely got better in ep 19-20. These are my favourite eps!! Ivy and Roy’s oozing chemistry. How cute artist is (tho I do not agree to some of his actions). And how funny the eps turned out. Perfect!

Some Roy appreciation for the betrayers out there, look at what you are missing out on!! @13infamyss @mayhemf @ayaan

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    😭😭😭😭😭😢 the writers betrayed us. They made us watch Roy fish kiss Jenny.

    Ok. Gonna watch 19 onwards :)) for the love of Roy!

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    HAHAHA Betrayers indeed. Don’t worry Stagie. You have me for company 😛

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    Is this worth watching – or is Roy alone worth the watching?

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      I would actually recommend. But to note on two things:
      1. Don’t support OTP so early if not you are in for disappointment
      2. Their business model jumps a lot, but I’m attributing this to how a startup functions

      With the casts, it’s actually solid acting there so I would recommend to go in for a light watch with little expectations

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      My take on the show:
      — It’s a very very well produced show. Lots of money seems to have gone into it. Unlike the usual tw-drama fare.
      — The actors are excellent, and proving their worth even with a questionable storyline. The ensemble gels really well together.
      — The music is super.
      — The art direction is beautiful.
      — I have issues with the storyline / plot, which is makjang-ish, and also very unrealistic. A lot of noble idiocy and outright stupidity. However, the story is *very fast paced*. It feels like several 16-ep kdramas packed into one.
      — It had a very strong opening, but lost direction early.
      — But but but, I feel it has come back to how it started with eps 19/20 (out of a total of 24).

      If all these qualifiers make you want to watch, I’d recommend. I was annoyed in between, but stuck with it, and made my peace, and am now enjoying it.

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        Good to hear this one has high production value – one aspect that TW drama could do better. And strong opening but meandering in the middle is also a common issue too but worth it if pulling through in the end.

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      Also to answer your question on Roy – sorry I missed that earlier – he has limited screen time, the three women take centrestage. But when he’s on screen, he does a good job. He gets to show some range, which made me happy. It’s taken me a while but I’ve come to realise he’s a really fine actor, in terms of skill, and not just how he looks 😂 (which is enough to convince most people to watch, of course ).

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        Roy has grown into a very fine actor and not just a gorgeous face. His turn in the movie Dear Ex as a scruffy gay guy who lost his lover and somehow helped out his lover’s widow and son was an award-worthy performance. I’m looking forward to checking out his latest movie When A Man Falls in Love which is breaking box office record in TW currently. The movie’s BTS showing how he couldn’t stop crying long after the camera stopped really piques my interest.

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          Oooh! I have to watch Dear Ex. It’s on my list for a while. I’m also eyeing on his new movie! I’ve had similar conversations with another beanie who reads Chinese and is actively looking for spoilers since it just aired. We usually talk on Discord since we have a server. Would you like to join? Pickle and I talk about Arc every week too

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          Actually, Dear Ex was what sold me on Roy’s acting. I was so so so impressed. Even though some of the folks I chatted with about this drama didn’t like it as much. I thought it was a good film, and stellar acting by Roy.

          I’ve watched trailers for A Man in Love. It’s going to be a tearjerker, so I’m a little wary. I’m worried this will be too violent and emotional for my liking.

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            A Man In Love is going to be sad, ive read some parts here and there but not the ending, Jrr knows tho, ive basically provided her that info. Based on a Korean Movie i think

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            I love Dear Ex to bit and other TW indie art movies a lot. While I don’t understand the TW / Hokkien dialect, there’s a warm earthiness to it that I find enchanting.

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            @epyc2010 Ooh I’d love recommendations, if you are so inclined! I don’t understand any of these languages, of course, but I seem to have acquired a soft spot for anything Taiwanese, cinema or drama. I feel that their shows have so much more heart than Korean or – of course – mainland Chinese dramas. And because their budgets are so low, the acting really shines, because there are no other distractions, like makeup, or costumes, or fancy sets, or stuff like that. You get to see some fabulous talent as a result.

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            I typed a rather long post but it went to the dither…

            My two fav from the last few years are quite dark, both shot in black and white – black comedy about people in the margin, ie those in the bottom 1%, with superbly set up plot, sublime directing and acting. They are:
            Godspeed – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godspeed_(film)
            The Great Buddha+ – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Buddha%2B

            You could start with Godspeed. If it’s your thing, you can watch The Great Buddha + (in which the violence and sex go up a notch higher). I watched both several times and appreciate more each time – pretty much laughing and crying with those characters.

            If these are too dark, then A Sun about a middle class family would be more universally appreciated – see this Variety commentary, https://variety.com/2021/film/columns/discover-taiwan-oscar-submission-a-sun-on-netflix-1234925749/

            Both The Great Buddha+ and A Sun are TW’s submissions for Oscar.

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            Thanks for the recs @epyc2010 I already had The Great Buddha+ and A Sun on my list. Adding Godspeed as well! I’ve also been wanting to watch Little Big Women. Shame about DB eating up your comment :/

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    Roy my love. Gimme a drama that won’t give me blue balls. I need a Marry Me-like drama sans the makjang that happened at the end. And that’s when I’ll come back to you. You look very beautiful tho.

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Alright. I finally cleared Hymn of Death from my watchlist. I loved it from the start till the end. The BGM fits perfectly and I absolutely loved the OST in this post. I do think the OST while they were on the beach is a little off tho. But it was just a short while so it’s okay.

Ethics aside ahem infidelity cough. The filial piety message is very strong here. The Asian culture is very evident in this. Getting married, taking over the company, feeding your family as the eldest child, just for the sake of your parents. No wonder both were sooo burdened by it. My heart got heavier in the last episode. We could clearly saw the bitter smiles the leads had and why it ended that way.

Onto the heavier topic. Not that I am trying to normalise it. Infidelity these days are a huge no. But keeping in mind that it’s the 1920s, Asian culture. Women are still considered as “things” they get married for the sake of serving their husbands. Not for love. Hence I could see why Woojin did that. However, if it’s set in the current time, then it’s a big nono in my books.

I seldom start on something so heavy but like I’ve said, I absolutely loved this work. More so probably due to the real-life events and history behind it.

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    I had a hard time with this one. I found it unbearably sad.

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      Ugh it was… and it lingers….

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        I had a hard time with it too, as in that it was soo sad. But they were so great in their roles that I guess it hit harder because of both of them.

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Watching snippets of Shin Hyesun’s video and I came across the one where she promoted 30B17. Aaaaaah I forgot how much I loved the drama and Yang Sejong 😍🥰

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I am actually satisfied with Mr Queen’s ending! I think because I was applying the same principles as SD1D. I thought So Yong was stuck in a room just like Chen Yun Ru is just that unlike SD1D, we don’t see or hear them. So I thought SY knows what’s going on in real life just that she has no control of. But I can also see why people might be unsatisfied with the ending. It was expected. But I actually also hoped that we get to see more BH in SY’s comedy. I was anticipating to see the childbirth etc. Oh and I think since BH is in SY’s body, I thought of it as female hormones will apply to him too. Everything in a female’s body is unchanged just that the mindset and thoughts are a male’s. Which is why we saw her having periods, getting pregnant and falling for Cheoljong.

Next. Wow. SHS’s acting! I could immediately catch the difference between SY and BH! She has done soooo well in this!

Also, did anyone notice how the King was referred to as Cheoljung in the eps before and in the last ep, he’s referred to as Cheoljo?

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    I see the Viu gif so I’m guessing you didn’t watch it on Viki. In Viki they explained that “Jo” is attached to any king’s name who has done some honorable deeds and has accomplishments. Lol I don’t remember the exact description but that hinted that Cheoljong did not die as a womanizer but was able to make the Joseon he wanted.

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      It was explained very early on when they were doing CJ’s portrait when BH/SY thought Jo and Jung thingy sounded familiar and it was explained. A pity how Viu didn’t bring that explanation back in the last ep

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Lego oh Lego



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    Is this any good?

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      Not reaaaaally. It’s planned for 80 eps, so I wouldn’t really recommend unless you:
      1. got lots of time to kill
      2. can understand Chinese (because I don’t think this is subbed) and need something to be played in the background

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    He’s looking like such a goofball! So different (and so much older) compared with his IAGW days.

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Shin Hyesun is also nailing it! I get laughter-tummy aches when she’s on-screen



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