Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

My new “I will not watch or seek out drama promo materials” thing is really being tested this week

I will not be tempted I will not I will not

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Better late than never, I finally did a review of the first two episodes of Sisyphus!

The verdict is… ehhhhh? Too early to tell.

https://sunsetdramaland.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/sisyphus-ep-1-2-review/

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My review for Hello, Me! is up on my blog and all I can say is: I love Lee Re!

https://sunsetdramaland.wordpress.com/2021/02/20/hello-me-ep-1-2-review/

Fingers crossed I can get Sisyphus reviewed by the end of this weekend, too.

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I watched the first two episodes of River Where the Moon Rises and liked it a lot more than I thought I would (since I’m not really a fan of sageuks), and hey! Look! I wrote a review!

https://sunsetdramaland.wordpress.com/2021/02/19/river-where-the-moon-rises-ep-1-2-review/

I was hoping to be able to review every premiere this week, but I’m already behind and they still take me a while to write. We’ll see what I end up having the energy for.

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    Aww thanks for that review! I highly enjoyed reading it…your feelings were exactly my feelings so far even down to the stuff you were worrying about. I also wish that it doesn’t gradually turn into a man’s story like they always do. I’m here for pyeonggang/ga jin kicking ass until the end.

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Huge applause to the actress playing Hyang-gi. This confrontation lasted for half of the episode’s runtime (27 MINUTES) and she managed to keep me engaged the whole time. She was simultaneously composed and absolutely biting. I dug it.

The asshole trying to explain himself in front of his CHILDREN was so, so pathetic.

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    What show is this?

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    I was really impressed with the actress.

    The kids are awesome and the dad SO pathetic.

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    Kudos to the writer for the spot on lines as well! The dad is a pathetic POS.

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I did a quick review of Space Sweepers, a movie that is… Not very good.

https://sunsetdramaland.wordpress.com/2021/02/06/space-sweepers-film-review/

Maybe eventually I’ll get better at this review stuff.

Anyway when is Kim Tae-ri gonna do another drama.

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    I agree that SS is not that great 😕

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    My husband and I watched it lastnight. Still don’t get why everyone didn’t die. That would have been more resounding.

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    My sister and I watched it and were disappointed. The acting/line delivery (from the foreign actors) was all over the place. There were elements that I enjoyed but I expected better.

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      They couldn’t even find proper English speakers! I mean I wouldn’t know about the other languages but i had to read subs even for the english parts and it wasn’t because of accents.

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        I sometimes feel that they just pull random people from the street and say, “You want to be in a movie?”

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    No, it really isn’t very good 😔

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Hiiii everyone! I posted a review of the first two episodes of L.U.C.A.: The Beginning on my (new!) blog!

https://sunsetdramaland.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/l-u-c-a-the-beginning-ep-1-2-review/

I honestly have no clue what I’m doing with this blog yet and it’s VERY much still under construction so expect to see lots of things being tweaked, lol. But I just wanted a place to express all the nonsense I have in my brain! If no one ends up reading it, I’m totally fine with that, but if people end up liking it, I’m cool with that, too!

Also, I am totally not used to writing reviews so excuse the sloppiness of it all. I don’t even know if this is actually a review. Do people expect a rating system when reading reviews? Because I don’t really do ratings. I kind of just write whatever comes to mind. I had many thoughts that didn’t make it into this post, and I might end up doing just a straight-up blow-by-blow live reaction post for next week’s episodes. There’s so much ridiculousness in this show, I had SO many things on my mind while watching it and really had to pare it all down.

Anyway, hope you enjoy reading!

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    Thank you for including ToD. I’ve missed it. I survived Vagabond so I think I’ll pass on this one and just enjoy gifs.

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      I actually didn’t find Vagabond that entertaining and only watched it because watching it with Daisy made it fun.

      I don’t know why but I had a lot of fun watching this, lol.

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    The gif seems to say it all 😆

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      If Lee Da-hee doesn’t really or almost get hit by a vehicle at least twice every episode I’m going to be very disappointed

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    Welcome to blogging! You write soooo well. And that’s what great— you can write whatever you want! Hope to see more of you around!

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      Awww, thank you, Ally! Freethekimchi is now on my wordpress reader and I hope to see more posts from you, too!

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    TOD is back doing what he does best!

    Not only he’s hit by the truck, the truck had to crush him too! I see TOD has upped his game in 2021.

    I must thank you for sharing with us this gif, you made me laugh so hard. I will download this gif and view it whenever I need to cheer up

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      She! Lee Da-hee is the one who has the honor of being TOD’d. She doesn’t actually get crushed, though– it misses her by like 3cm, lol!

      I will definitely continue to share more gifs!

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        She doesn’t actually get crushed, though– it misses her by like 3cm, lol!

        It’s okay, TOD! Don’t give up. Not everyone is successful on their first try. One day, you will successfully crush a female lead.

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    that is great to hear Im looking forward to checking it out

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    Ooh, a Mindy blog! Your review of BTIOFL on LT’s blog almost made me cry, so I’ll read anything you want to write.

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      Awwwww! And OMG, I totally forgot that was up! Better go over and read it (and cringe at my own writing). This is like the biggest compliment ever and I honestly don’t know how to handle it oh my god Frabs you’re the actual sweetest

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    Thanks for sharing your blog 🙂
    I have the same mixed feelings you have about the drama, and so far I think I’ll stick to it. I found episode 2 better than 1 and I also think this could be fun if I let aside what I think about evil characters (Gosh, they are pure caricatures) and all the tropes involved.
    I agree with you about LDH’s character and her looks.

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5 minutes into LUCA episode 2 and Lee Da-hee has already been or almost been hit/crushed by a truck 3 times in this show.

I’m definitely gonna keep a tally for all 12 episodes (if I make it that far).

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I found it. I found the destined home for Beanies. It could be like Snowpiercer but without classism.

Thank you Jenny Nicholson for tweeting this.

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    I just discovered Jenny Nicholson this week and I like her a lot

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I thought I’d share this video here because 1. Philosophy Tube is awesome and 2. What he touches on here reminds me a lot of conversations I’ve seen and participated here on Dramabeans.

This video basically tackles the idea of: what is the purpose of art?

We’ve had many arguments here, especially on the ratings report pages but also on other articles, on this topic. Whether it’s Park Shin-hye fans screaming that she’s popular and thus no one can criticize her or fans of the latest low-rated show yelling that all the highly-rated shows are trash and that the public has no taste for truly great art, I think this video would be an interesting watch for anyone who likes discussing the purpose of art and artists.

Enjoy!

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    Ohh thanks for sharing this, I will definitely watch it in full when I get a chance.

    Fun fact: I minored in Philosophy and one of my favorite classes was philosophy and art. It really helped me think about art from different perspectives and I definitely wrote a response paper on Kanye West at one point. (This was over a decade ago now when he was still very fresh and had a lot of interesting things to say about art and artistry.)

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    Thanks for sharing! Haven’t had a chance to watch it all yet but interesting so far.

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    This is great – thanks for sharing!

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Oh gosh, the meta.

But hey, I’d buy them from Kim Ji-won.

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Sadly, I did not care at all for episode 1 of Sunbae, Don’t Put on That Lipstick.

The drama didn’t do a good job of giving me reasons to care about the characters, and while Rowoon’s character was cute at first, he quickly became way too forward. Huge turnoff.

It’s a pity because, like I said, he’s cute. Hopefully his next drama is more for me.

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    I think the show could’ve framed Hyunseung’s rash actions more carefully–as something he needs to grow out of/ learn from. But unfortunately, they try to pass them off as romantic, and this side of him also conflicts with the fresh hoobae image they’re trying to give him. I felt that we were rushed into identifying with him (the sad dramatic instrumental when he finds out with shock that his longtime crush has a boyfriend! Even though she told him she has one!) before we were even allowed to warm up to him as a character.

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Noooooo!!! Don’t apply a tester lipstick directly to your lips!!!! What are you doing!!!!!!!

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Dramas kind-of-but-not-really acknowledging the pandemic somehow seems worse than them not acknowledging it at all.

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Me

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I only see ONE article on Naver about the Min-ki/Kim Ji-won drama by My Ajusshi’s writer

I’m worried it’s not true

My excitement might be for nothing

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Excuse the profanity

But

HOLY SHIT IF EITHER OF THEM SAY NO I’M FLYING TO KOREA TO PUNCH THEM BOTH IN THE FACE

H O L Y S H I T

LITERALLY SHAKING AND LAUGHING LIKE A CRAZY PERSON

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Who wants some cute Se-ra and Ggong gifs?




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Who wants some more cute Se-ra gifs?





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Who wants some cute Se-ra gifs?





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