Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

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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I\’m slowly savoring the last episodes of Be Melodramatic. If you\’re not watching this one, you\’re really missing out.

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    This is one of the dramas I haven’t gotten a chance to watch yet! It’s high up on my “To Watch” list though.

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    I can see that you highly recommended this one. This is in my to-watch list as well, but the feeling is just not yet there. I’m waiting for the right timing ^^.

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The Netflix Bean Riot continued (may contain Arthdal spoilers and complaints):

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    Now that Netflix has manipulated several K-dramas to fit their seasonal format, some of us are wondering how the bean count will work. Jisoo Finally Gets The Girl (First Love) was split into two seasons, but was clearly a basic K-drama split into two parts for the sole purpose of having two seasons. Arthdal was dangled as a three part K-drama with two parts airing together and a third following months later. How many beans should a Beanie receive for each of those K-dramas?

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Happy relaxing Friday Beanies!

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I finally have a view and can rest my weary feet. If Junho weren\’t in the military right now, I\’d invite him over to read on the roof.

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