Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

@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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          But.. you know I always hope that there will be more dramas which we both can have the same or similar opinion about * – *

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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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