Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

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#2021 Roundup
Day 22: Best Secretary/ Assistant

It feels like it has been a very long time since I watched Bossam with Beanies. If anyone knows me, they know how little interest I have for sageuks in general. But the thing is that so many Beanies whom I liked interacting with seemed to be interested in this one, that was why I gave it a try. I must say that I’m still burnt by the fact that TWO of my most beloved characters got killed off near the end; one of them is the Best Assistant in my opinion.

Yes, I’m talking about the King’s most loyal guard. I can’t even find any pics of this character in my internet search just now. However, I remembered being extremely sad when he died defending his master, the King. He is the King’s true friend. Talking about the end of this character still makes me a bit mad: why do you have to fight with your swords again the enemies that use guns? WAEEEEEE

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    It was heroic, but totally senseless🤦 Hated that death – but then, sageuk bodyguards do have a small survival rate, so it was somehow to be expected

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    🤣 Sorry, but I started laughing really hard when I read, “I’m still burnt…” This is how I feel about A Poem A Day.

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      My ship sailed there! Dr. Ye is a kind doctor!

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        I was promised someone else.

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          Min-ho and Bo-young for me. That made sense.
          Poor Min-ho. Director-nim, Writer-nim and then the Motorcycle-of-Doom all conspired to do him in.

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            Why? Haraboji 🥺 isn’t Dr Ye cute and kind? Min ho always ends his sentence with “just kidddingg” and I thought I would have smacked him so many times already if I were the FL.

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            Exactly! Poor Min Ho.

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            So much wasted potential. 😩 (I really will let this go some day. Mostly.)

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            Dr Ye is the better match! He is cute, and take good care of her. He is intelligent and doesn’t end each sentence with just kidding!

            I know it hurts.. but you gotta let it go. *shoo shoo*

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        @mmmmm, this is why:
        https://www.dramabeans.com/members/hades/activity/481711/

        Apologies. I like to drag this out every now and then.
        “Lily Magnolia” by Do Jong Hwan in episode 14 was my favorite poem in the drama and I loved Jang Dong-yoon’s narration.
        I give the director and production staff of APAD a high marks for the care taken in presenting the poems in the drama. This video is just one example of the quality of the presentations.

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          @mmmmm, @ndlessjoie,
          If Dr. Ye and Bo-young have a parting of the ways I don’t think you would see Dr. Ye sitting on a step crying his eyes out like Min-ho.
          And yes Mugs I too have to let it go!

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Hello Bo. Cookie speaking. Hope you have fun in NZ! @jorobertson

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    From Bo, ” Cookie, you are so pretty. I like your frendly smile. Come to NZ soon, so we can run and play and sniff. I’ll keep some fresh rabbits for you. Stay off the wurmz, so your breath is fresh.”

    From me: Btw is Cookie a Staffy? Bo has some Staffy and Labrador genes. That’s why he is hungry all the time.
    @mmmmm I can’t imagine how you could not cuddle up to this bundle of love.

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      Hi Bo. I eat everything. I tried worms, yes, but they don’t taste good anymore. Now I want to try something new. Rabbits sound good, but I don’t think I can go to NZ because I’m overweight. My owner is afraid I will have obesity or diabetes soon if I continue eating everything like this, and no I won’t go on diet.

      I love cuddling her! In fact, my sister thinks she is the best for cuddling. That’s why she keeps giving her food because cuddling a chubby dog is more “satisfying” than the leaner ones.

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      We took her from an adoption center, so we basically have no idea who her parents are. But yes, she is hungry all the time.

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#2021RoundUp
Day 14- Most memorable scene.

This one is it *hands down*. “Memorable” sure is the best word to describe this scene.
#Nevilleraep8

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    Thank you. I totally agree. The last 10 minutes or so of episode 8 of NAVILLERA is the best television of the year for me. I have said it before, that was the result of fantastic: directing, acting, music and editing.

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      Yes to this haraboji! I went back to near the ending of ep 8 just to take some screenshots for my post and I couldn’t help tearing up again. The scene was that powerful.

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    Loved this!!

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#2021 Drama Round-up
Day 12. Best quote/ one liner

I\’m not sure from which ep this is, but there was a time when Moo-hak taught Dali that she could be charitable but that had to be the money she did earn herself.

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#2021 Drama Round-up
Day 9. The oldie (not 2021) I loved the most

I’m torn about this one between Coffee Prince and Healer. However, as I just rewatched the latter recently, this title, for me, goes to HEALER. This was the first time I rewatched it and I wondered how JCW could look and act that great. I didn’t like the FL or PMY the first time I watched it, but the rewatch made me realize that it IS a really great drama. I really really LOVE this one. I’ll start keeping my fingers crossed that JCW can, once again, project all those great qualities he portrayed in Healer to his upcoming projects.

“Promise me this forever, we’ll gonna be this way. We’ll go at the end of time and do it all again.” *sings on cue “OH MY LOVE, I’M ALL YOURS. AND THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER ONE ‘CAUSE I’M ETERNALLY YOURS”

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#2021RoundUp
DAY 7 – OTP I DIDN’T THINK I WOULD ADORE

It’s a bit strange that I couldn’t think of the answer to this question for quite some time. Then, reading the fanwall posts, I came to a conclusion that the closest OTP to this statement for me is Jin Moo-hak and Kim Da-li from Dali and Gamjatang. At first, I didn’t really like the character of Moo-hak; he is so loud, his clothe choices look cheap, he is stingy, etc; but after a couple of episodes when I got to know him better, I can see that some of his strengths really outshine his perceived flaws. He is loud, yes, but he doesn’t hurt anyone. He is stingy, yes, but he values the money he gets by himself from his work. He is lacking in terms of knowledge and manner, but .. well he really should improve these areas lol. Darli has good taste in clothes and everything, period. She might be deceived by a certain person, but she outgrew that fast and she is a good learner both in the academic world and the real world. I love that both of them do talk to one another without having to compromise his/her own opinions. They have that amount of individuality and respect required for the consolidation of a relationship.

A little rant: I had hoped that Darli wouldn’t have been put in such a tight spot so I could see her being sassy and independent more than what the show gave us. If it hadn’t been too dramatic, I might have loved it SO MUCH more.

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May the power of this lovely Christmas tree help keep me sane throughout this phd journey. 🎄

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#2021RoundUp
Day 4 – That mess you watched and you still wonder why

Sisyphus: The Myth

End of the story.

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#2021Roundup
Day 3 – Best Costume/Wardrobe

This one is again, easy. My pick for this year’s best costume and wardrobe is Ms. Kim Dali from Dali and the Cocky Prince. Not just her wardrobe, all of other female characters’ wardrobes are just a pleasure to watch. From clothes, accessories, to shoes and bags, the choices of costume scream class and there is nothing short of extraordinary on this front in this show. *happy sigh*

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    So beautiful

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      Yes! It’s a bit sad that I can’t find pics showing her clothes, together with their handbags and shoes!

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    I only watched two episodes of this drama, but I’m pretty sure it has the best wardrobe in 2021!!!

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#2021RoundUp
Day 2- ML you will never forget

This one is easy. The title goes to Song Kang for his portrayal of Park Jae-eon the f*** boy. As Beans know, I liked the show very much because I thought of it as a case study of a codependency relationship. Anyway, the character was so twisted and broken and a walking red flag and he did the role justice. His chemistry with Han So-hee’s Nabi was palpable.

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#2021 Roundup
Day 1: Female Lead You Will Never Forget

There are many great FLs this year for me. However, if I have to pick the one that left the biggest impression on me, it is Hong Ji-ah (Jang Na-ra’s character) from Sell Your Haunted House. She had a broken past, could not really let go of her mother. She hated what she was doing, still she rocked it every time. What made this the ultimate win for me is the fact that the show can end brilliantly without both leads forming a romantic relationship. They have formed a close-knitted group of friends and that is more than enough.

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Today I visited a cafe where I love to visit. The place felt serene and peaceful as usual, and I suddenly thought of this song.

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\”I\’ll go to you when the salmon is fine\” is my new drama\’s title.

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FINALLY ~ Time will be on your side, you’ll be coming around to yourself; one day it will be.

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I’m now a LOAN SHARK WITH A HEART OF GOLD OMG! Yippie! 🎉 🎈 🎊

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It’s already Monday.. oh well..♥️

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🎵 🎶 ♥️

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U hoo hoo, U hoo hoo, You hoo oo.. everything just to be with you…

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    🥰❤ love this!

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      Yes, they really have nice ost. My favorite one, which is normally played in romantic scenes, hasn’t been released yet.

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Here is one of the sweetest smiles I’ve found in Kdrama land. It’s the smile of Ms. Kim Dar-li in love.

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    She’s so charming. 💛

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      Yes, the girl is so chaaaaarming. ♥️

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        Now I can’t stop thinking about how underutilized she was in The Devil Judge. Such wasted potential!

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          She is such a chameleon actress! I couldn’t remember she was that spoiled intern in Romance is a Bonus Book!

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    She’s an actress – not a movie star – in the long haul.

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