Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

@michh Please leave a wall post if you want to join the beanies on discord.

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My favorite is back with some new music. It’s been too long Sam.

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    Baby Mugy has posted something after a long time @wishfultoki; something that doesn’t involve the bots.

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    Mugy I don’t know who Sam is but I’m your fav, too. Tmr is my bd I need a pre-bd, my bd, and my post-bd hugs. 🤗

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      Happy Birthday @mmmmm! Sending lots of birthday hugs. 🤗🤗🤗

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        It’s not my BD yet it’s tomorrow! But I will receive these as my pre-bd hugs. *hugs back* 🤗

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        There is no direct message here, so it always seems like I’m flooding your FW. 🥺

        Hey thanks Mugy for the past year. You’ve helped me a lot and I believe I’ll keep growing up on all fronts in the future. If you ever need me as your cheerleader, let me know and I’ll be there cheering for you. 🙃

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    I don’t know who Sam is but I Ike his voice. Thanks for posting this.

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If I\’m going to be subjected to this many bots, they need to at least get creative with names. None have come close to my all time favorite, Damian Knitter.

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Yes, I\’ve decided my avatar should totally embrace my name (thank you @wishfultoki). @leetennant Please imagine this is Mu Gyul singing My Precious (I didn\’t take the time to carefully fact check).

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    I hardly recognised you at first. Since we both have JGS as our avatar, does this make us evil twins now? *in tears* *looks on proudly*

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      Why? Who are these? I want to be twins too?

      *throws a tantrum*

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      Who is this person, is the person a girl or a boy? I can’t tell from the avatars.

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        He’s Jang Keun Suk. This photo is from Marry Me Mary (aka Mary Stayed Out All Night) my very favorite drama (don’t listen to @leetennant) of all time. I love it beyond all other dramas despite all the naysayers. It has one other passionate fan, @thatstp. It’s incredibly wacky, full of tropes, full of great music (again, don’t listen to @leetennant), and has my favorite k-drama ending. It’s almost guaranteed that you’d hate it.

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          Also known as Jang Geun Suk.

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          🤣🤣🤣🤣

          The soundtrack is awesome but which one is the best? The one that sounds like the male lead is Gollum singing to his ring or the one that just says “Mary Mary Mary” over and over again while a cat meows in the background. It’s so hard to choose.

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          Yes, will always be my favorite!

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          The thing I remember most from Marry Me Mary is how skinny the guys are… Those tight trousers in winter must have been freezing…
          Also grateful for the intro to Kim Jae-Wook ^^

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            I have to agree with you on the KJW part; to be more correct, I knew him before that in Coffee Prince, but he also looked cute here. (I used ‘looked’ to signify the past tense as I abandoned the show right after ep4 ended.)

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        One of my relatives asked me if this was a BL or GL drama when they saw a picture of the cast. 😂

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          It looks strange, but I might hate it or like it. I might check it out when I have more free time. 🙂

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          Now I paused at the exact 1.29 minute into the first ep. I was gobsmacked (I just looked up the word in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary online a moment ago in search for the most appropriate term) my jaw dropped. I don’t know if I could make it to the end of the first ep.

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            I should have known from that opening sequence that it was a horror story 🤣 Good luck?

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            Toki, I was like gobsmacked again when he began to lick his blood when he was hit by the car. The horror thing right now is that I kinda like their drinking scene together. They’re weird, like real weird, but they seem to be compatible.

            This is gonna be my introduction to Moon Ga-young and the ML, so I’m hoping for the best. But did you make it to the end?

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            I truly believe it’s a horror story. Didn’t know there are many levels of being ‘horror.’

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            I love it with an inexplicable passion. Our tsundere ML is my favorite.

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            @mmmmm I somehow made it to the end. I survived by reading @leetennant‘s comments on the recap thread I think.
            I also made a deal with Muggy to watch FULL HOUSE TAKE 2 if I watched MARY (still waiting on Muggy to complete her part of the deal). The best thing in the drama is the My Precious song and JGS’ hair.

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            @wishfultoki I am about to finish the second ep, and I’m a bit shocked I didn’t hate it as much as I thought I would (you know when someone said you’re gonna hate it so you ended up not hating it. Something like that.) It really has the old-school vibe, and I just love MGY. Her character is cute: Hard-working and optimistic. I think ML is charming, too. But I like FL a lot more.

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      I’m all for evil twins.

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Thank you @db-staff for getting me out of Dramabeans purgatory. I can easily post and comment again, yay! Apologies to those who thought I was spamming the Run On recap (I deleted my duplicates).

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Day 2 female lead goes to @azzo1. She starred in my favorite romantic comedy of the year. Second place goes to Go Se Ra who was wacky and sincere in all the right ways.

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Day 1 amendment: Special mention to Sticky Note Guy (SNG) as my runner up male lead I\’ll never forget. @azzo1

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    This is funny yet so sweet!
    So, who beats SNG? I’m curious!

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      Gong Myung from Into the Ring, but really it was Dimples (Kim Sun Ho). SNG is a close second only because I didn’t get to watch the meet cute and subsequent rom com in person.

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@mindy I waded into the comment section for Start Up. It\’s more polarizing than I\’d like but I coined a new term that I\’m quite proud of, Dimplecentric©.

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Male lead from 2020 I\’ll never forget, Gong Myung of Into the Ring followed closely by prickly Doctor Joon Wan. In my heart I know Dimples was the true ML standout. 😍

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    Gong Myung was such an adorable weirdo!!

    And you know I’m with you in your dimplecentrism!

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    I almost chose Gong Myung. There were too many good male leads this year.

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Has anyone heard from @isthatacorner? @egads @leetennant

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@jenmole and any other Sam Kim loving Beanies, Eric Nam will be interviewing Sam Kim on the K-pop Daebak Show. I think there’s still time to suggest questions.

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@wishfultoki I\’m just finishing ep 5 of Do You Like Brahms and I\’m confused about why Moon Suk wants Hyun Ho to apply for the teaching position?

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    After 6 eps all the characters are confusing. They do very little, then do something crazy, say something enigmatic, play some music and then start all over again.

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    I’m here not because I know anything about Do You Like Brahms but I miss seeing @wishfultoki on DB. She’s been somewhat absent lately. 😔

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      Aw, it’s good to be missed. I was dealing with some real-life problems, but hopefully I’m back… I have nothing to post on Episodes 5-6 though, because there wasn’t any classical music. Disappointing 🙁

      @ndlessjoie your guess is as good as mine. No idea. All I know is I don’t quite like her.

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    I think she wants her daughter to take over the foundation or something like that (why, I’m not entirely sure). If her daughter gets a position as a professor, she won’t take over the foundation (or so I surmise, anyway). So Director Nah wants Hyun-ho to apply for the positions; if he does apply, she indicates she’ll use her influence to support him in getting the professorship.

    Aside from this, I do think she has some deeper motive about effecting the dynamic between Hyun-ho, Joon-young, and Jung-kyung, although I’m not sure what it is. Whether she meant it honestly or not, her comment about relative standing within adult friendships was quite illuminating and also has, IMO, a measure of truth to it

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      Yes, she’s definitely manipulating everyone, but to what end? I don’t understand why she’s keeping them all in the same orbit, unless that’s the only option in their professions? Who is it she has in mind for her precious granddaughter?

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        I suspect there is some overthinking involved and that maybe this drama spends a lot of time chasing it’s own tail because it doesn’t really know any of it’s characters like it should. She isn’t some mastermind with a big scheme but only another cold CEO that exists to remind characters to fulfill their place in their little society. I don’t think she cared enough whether they were actual friends and she thought their inability to escape would always take them to this place, which should have happened 3 eps faster.

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        I’m not sure she thinks she has any control over whether they remain in the same orbit — she’s been trying to exert some influence over her granddaughter for quite a while now (or so it seems) and yet she largely seems to have been unsuccessful in that goal. As for what she wants to accomplish, I think part of it is definitely has something to do with getting Jung-kyung involved in the company. There also seems to be some unrevealed history between Jung-kyung’s mother and her grandmother. However, at the risk of sounding too idealistic, I think she might a simpler character than we think. That is, I think she might just be trying to meddle in a positive way. I think she really does care about Joon-young, for instance, although I think she dislikes the idea of him ending up with her granddaughter (although not because of some odd concern about status — I think she just views Joon-young’s personality as incompatible with her granddaughter’s, as illustrated by her concerns about Joon-young’s indecisiveness).

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          I’m having hold over feelings about her from WWW:Search so I might think she’s more sinister than she is. If she’s doing positive meddling then we can expect her to not make it to the end of the drama.

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“There’s a great website called Dramabeans.” Jenny Han at about the 50 minute mark in an interview with Eric Nam. I Think You’re Dope podcast (Ep. 2). Is she a Beanie? @db-staff

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Sarah Vowell and her twin sister \”head out on the road to retrace the Trail of Tears\” on This American Life. @egads https://www.thisamericanlife.org/716/trail-of-tears

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Episode 14 of Eternal PPL has almost caused me to forgive some of the earlier episodes. I forgot to watch for LT on LMH\’s back though.

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    I know you’re gonna love the King.

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      I didn’t. I did love Woo Do Hwan though.

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        Great. I was kidding. It always surprises (and amuses) me to learn how two people can be so different. While I like LMH as the ML, I asked my sister a couple of times why people had said WDH was handsome.

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Thirty day drama challenge Best OTP: My Stabby OTP™, of course (Sun Ho and Hwi). Serious runners up: Gang Do and Moon Soo followed by Ryan Gold and Deok Mi.

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    Upvote for Stabby OTP™. I think you baptized them as such so you hold the trademark rights.

    I think HEALER’s OTP is probably mine.

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    Lion and Deok-mi are a great couple! So are Kang-doo and Moon-soo.

    I feel like mine changes all the time. Right now, my OTP is probably Ha-won and Seo-woo from A Piece of Your Mind or, perhaps, Hae-won and Eun-seop I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day (such a cheap answer, I know, given how recently these shows aired). I guarantee you it’ll change by the end of the month if a certain much-desired ship in a certain drama that is currently airing on Thursdays materializes though (LOL).

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    I miss Stabby OTP™️ ⚔️❤️⚔️

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Following @moonbean ‘s suggestion of uplifting videos, here’s Sam Kim trying to play Just Dance 2020. @jenmole

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    He doesn’t look anything like I expected, nor does his speaking voice sound like what I expected. I also didn’t know he was an English speaker.

    Anyway, this was definitely an uplifting video! I LOLed a lot.

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    Thanks for the tag…I’ve been so lazy to just log in to DB. He is so adorable and breaking out a sweat just “trying” to dance. LOL

    Have you seen the Antenna “Everything is Ok” concert on YT? I only watched Sam’s performance though.

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Congratulations on your cameo in episode 8 of Itaewon Class @egads. It was a perfect portrayal of a loan shark with a heart of coal.

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@egads I\’m ready for another book recommendation.

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Jinyoung made an appearance in Metling Me @raonah.

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