Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

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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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.

@sicarius 4,823 comments, 10,016 likes.

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#IslandParty2019

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And two thirds of the way into ep 8 of Beautiful World, I take back much of my praise. There were hints it might head this way, but I\’d hoped it would avoid the stereotypical evil chaebol family.

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    I was worried this would happen, it’s why I didn’t pick it up. I think I might wait till it all finishes and see how people feel about it.

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      It’s been a wonderful character driven drama that adds depth with each episode until this unfortunate turn.

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    Oh dear! I was thinking of picking up this show when I am in the mood.

    Evil chaebol family is my pet peeve. Why can’t the issues be more ‘ordinary’? I am actually more spooked by how evil lurks in the most ordinary places and how ‘ordinary’ folks can do the most horrendous deeds.

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    Do you still think it has drifted in this direction? Because IMO, one of the best aspects of this show is how, with the exception of Oh Jin-pyo, all of the characters, even the ones who’ve done atrocious things, are morally complex and are at least in some respects sympathetic or pitiable.

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      Yes, I still think it drifted in this direction and it weakened my love for the drama. I do like that they’ve kept the rest of the main cast morally complex but I think they took an easy road with Oh Jin Pyo.

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        Hmm, I can see this and I agree to a certain extent. I do think Oh Jin-pyo is the weakest (and by that I mean the least textured or complicated) character in the show. I console myself with the thought that, as a whole, the show is well-acted, the plot is smooth and the developments make sense, and the themes explored at more than a superficial level.

        I will also say, as a side note, that I am interested in how the sexual assault plot device involving Da-hee will play out. I hope the show has a good reason for why she lied.

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          I’m interested in how they’ll finish that one too. I was very pleasantly surprised to hear the detective say that a false report was very rare.

          I agree that overall the show has been amazing. I think I’ll be willing to overlook the one shortcut they used.

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Thank you to the Beanies who\’ve been singing the praises of Beautiful World. It\’s incredibly sad, but so wonderful. Nothing has hurt so good since My Ahjussi.

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If you haven\’t watched My First Love, wait until \”season 2\” is out. It\’s an incomplete story and the end is less than satisfying. I hope this isn\’t how Netflix plans to do all of it\’s Korean dramas.

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    Do you mean My First First love on Netflix? I was starting it just now!

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      Yes. It’s like they took a Korean Drama and just stopped in the middle, because that’s exactly what they did. Have to wait for season 2 for an ending. At least I hope there will be an end.

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    yes, I don’t plan to watch it until season 2 comes out. I hate Netflix for doing this.

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    Oh really? I had hoped it was a full 8-ep story. Will wait for season 2 then. Boo hiss, Netflix

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      They really don’t understand the appeal of Korean Dramas. I hope season 2 makes it a full story.

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      The original drama this is based on was short and had Kim Min Jae (and he was wonderful in it). Given how they just left this one hanging, the original is more satisfying.

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@raonah I\’m enjoying He Is Psychometric a little too much. I\’m going to be unhappy when I run out of episodes to binge. @egads you owe it to yourself to see how post it notes are used in ep. 6.

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    Yay! I’m glad you are enjoying it. That’s the worst feeling when you are binging to catch up and know that once you catch up you’ll need to wait a week for new eps 😭

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    Okay you’ve piqued my curiosity.

    But are they generic Post-its? Just kidding, kind of. Buy brand name it helps my bottom line.

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      Not sure. Yellow star shape. I think you’ll approve of the way they were used. They’ve been using lots of post its. I’ll start paying more attention to see if they ever show a brand.

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        I was just kidding. Even I occasionally buy and use the generic. (Don’t tell Mr. Egads)

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          They’re missing a PPL opportunity. Each shopping trip and at least once in each office or police drama they could open a package. Imagine the conversations they could have standing in an office supply store debating the color and shape selection.

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      Just past the 35 min mark on Viki, but the few minutes before it that take place in the library will add some context.

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On a lighter note – Bae Doona is on the cover of US Vogue\’s April issue! 💕

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SKY Castle fans – what is the sound system/stereo that coach Kim has in her home? And where are we going to gather to discuss the ending and our plans to move on from this addiction?

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    You would think that this drama will slow down and then nope it doesn’t. It keeps getting better and better, characters grow and change and the intensity and stakes get higher.

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    I found the sound system and knew it wouldn’t be inexpensive. The PPL is working, sort of.

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    Please let me know if you/anyone else figures this out! Can’t believe this week’s the last D=

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It\’s official, the third hour of Dance Sports Girls (Just Dance) healed my broken APAD heart. I\’m ready to watch Jang Dong Yoon play another more adult role now. @raonah and other Minho shippers.

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    Lol IKR? All those times seeing him successfully pursuing and winning the heart of the girl he likes, boy it was satisfying. I almost felt like Ally and was proud of our jang dong yoon. 😂

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    Yay! I’m definitely going to start on it this weekend!

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      It’s definitely not an easy watch after his sweet marshmallow scenes in the third hour but I think he’ll prevail in this one. Even if he doesn’t, this is still a wonderful character for him and it really has erased my prior pain.

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    He’s so good in this!! He’s already completed his military service too so looking forward to brighter days ahead!

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    Yeeesss!

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Has anyone else watched episode 9 of Twelve Nights?

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    I did. I did. Wanna talk about?

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      Yes. Spoilers ahead –

      Too much time spent on grossness. My takeaway was that the fiance is a good person so we can’t hate her. Did we need to spend so much time on this?

      We’re left hanging on what the heck is going on with her mother. I’m left hanging on why he’s done what he’s done, why he isn’t taking care of his knee, why he’s contacted her and then ignored her? Is he having some existential crisis?

      Honestly, the best part was one of the end comments on Viki. The viewer vowed to come back for the next episode because he/she was more committed to the drama than the couple is to their relationship.

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        Dude was always on permanent emo. He is almost offended that that is how the world works, especially is something fickle like the arts and dance.

        As far as the mother, I don’t care. She is the reason that I travel alone. She annoyed me to the end and if I was Baek I would have kick her ass out.

        The only positive of that was the segue to him and Chan. I love that Chan and his classmate are still friends and still in love with one another. She is not taking his travel to the states well. At all.

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          It feels like the lead couple is the one we might not get. Her friend and the former guest house employee seem destined to end up together as do Chan and his classmate.

          I would have ditched the mom in a heartbeat.

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            Agree about them being not becoming a couple. Sure they love each other, but what are they willing to sacrifice for it. It seems like puppy love instead of the reality of it and life. Now that we are caught up and they are in their 30’s, this is it. This is cute and understandable in your 20’s. Now it time to put up or shut up. The next few days (episodes) should be interesting.

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      I liked the slow pace at first, but I think the lack of interaction with the main couple pushed me over the edge in this episode.

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        Yep, the extended periods of mopiness are becoming too much. The slow pace worked well in the beginning, but the writer has not given us enough of the couple actually being together for us to be invested in them as a couple. At this point, after years and years, it doesn’t even feel like they know each other at all.

        Mom is awful. The girlfriend is not awful.

        Also, dude, people get jobs by using their connections. It’s okay. Stop moping, take care of your infected knee, and for god’s sake stop relying on serendipity for major relationship decisions.

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          Which is why I don’t see a happy ever after. And you know what, that is okay. It can be seen as a journey. That is something that we all go through.

          And yes, stop the serendipity crap. YA 30 !!!!

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          T..H..I..S..!

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        But ya gotta admit, the lack of interaction is the most realistic we have seen in a kdrama in a long time and totally make sense in terms of plot.

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          True.

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          It would work for me if it was set before the internet age. Their lack of communication during the separations makes no sense, other than serving as a plot device

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            This is where I miss recaps. I’m not sure they haven’t communicated. Maybe they’ve emailed and texted? Either way, too little information for us to know anything about their relationship, or lack of one.

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            Beantown, these two have not really, let’s use the word sacrifice for them to be together. What, there is are no dance companies in New York. There is no work for photographers in Korea. These are options and there are decisions and there are sacrifices.

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            Yes, to your point, if it was important, they would continue to build the relationship. Why I am guessing that there is no meaningful conversation in the intervening years is because the “Relationship Clock” goes back to zero each time. Ugh

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    @ndlessjoie I have, and I found it to be disappointing. This last three year break and current relationship hurdles feel contrived in a way the others didn’t.

    What did you think?

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      Yes. Maybe it feels contrived because we don’t get enough (or any) explanation for why they happened. The mostly unexplained gaps aren’t working for me. I need more explanation and more of them together getting to know each other so that I actually care.

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        That’s it in a nutshell. Ive lost interest because of their dithering!

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          I keep thinking that someone needs to yell at them about how much time they’ve wasted already. I also want to know where the owner of the photography studio is. She was a touch stone in a way, so will they go their separate directions now that she doesn’t have a studio? Are they concerned enough about her to ask someone where she is, or what happened to her? Will they come to their senses and realize that what they had was a crush on a possibility they saw in each other, but acknowledge that they don’t really know each other after all this time and go their separate ways? I guess I have reasons to finish and I don’t think I’m hate watching, yet.

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Who was hoping for an IU Sam Kim duet? He sang Ending Scene with her and it was magic. Now they need to release an original together.

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    Been listening to IU’s Ending Scene for 3 days! Really beautiful song. If I heard it when I was on a post-break up-ugly-cry-mode, i would’ve bawled my eyes out even further

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