Beanie level: Errand boy

“Close Call” ep 8 is killing me. Grandma, you cannot find out these two are actors. Seriously stressed out. Still. *holding my temples and squeezing my eyes shut* 😵‍💫

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Funny that Born Rich has a peach allergy (removing bottled peach drinks from dinner tables because the chairman might have a reaction), just like the peach allergy in Parasite (housekeeper allergic).

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Korea No. 1 is quite interesting and much like Master in the House. Jae Seok, Kwang Soo, and Yeon Keong are the regulars on a team that meets masters in Intangible Cultural Treasures of Korea. I learn so much about Korea and people watching this. It is like a variety documentary. They showed how giwa, the baked clay tiles that form the roofs of old temples are still mad by had. They are very beautiful. There was also an episode on 370-year-old jangang and soybean paste in 1200 barrels, it is amazing that Korean tradition has been kept alive and is treasured with such care and pride.

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    Ganjang that is …

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    This sounds great, I hope I can find where to see it! Thank you.

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      aaaaaand it’s Netflix! Yay!

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        Oh, I forgot to mention that! Have you seen Master in the House? Season 1 is over, but v i k i has it. Really it got better and better overtime. But I watched every single one of them and really enjoyed the masters that the team met each week.

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    Thanks for the rec. I love Master in the House!

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    I just watched two more episodes and really live learning about Korean Intangible Cultural Treasures – ramie cloth and wier trapped anchovies. Hard work all by hand!!

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LIFS ep14: They look so good together.

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Weak Class Hero 1 episode 4: Si Eun smiles for the first time in the hospital room with Soo Ho. But the sweet moment is quicklt overshadowed by Bum Seok’s terrible situation. Quite depressing~

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I watched two eps of Weak Class Hero 1 last night and found the story very emotional for me. Just seeing how evil and relentless the bullies are toward their victims worries me for RL situations 💔

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I’ve been running errands fast and furious all year here at dramabeans. I just want a rooftop view for 2023 ! 🦉

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    By the time you have your own rooftop room, you will be qualified for the final round of running at the Olympic Games as many of us are.

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      I really want to make that lap! 🥇🏃‍♀️

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    Hang in there, it took me only 4 and a half years 🙃

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      That long??? I’ve only been running errands this year, so I’m losing hope!

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        I think it took me around 2 years, and I was very active in those two years.
        But the leveling up thing happened out of nowhere. I pleaded @db-staff once to level me up as my birthday present but they refused. 😅

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        I was more active for maybe 3 years of that time, but I wasn’t completely gone the other year and a half either.

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    May you get a rooftop view soon! 🙂

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    Awwww, at your wish come true 🧚🏻

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After some research and recommends, I ordered these Korean coffee sticks. My criteria: strong, creamy, but not sweetened. This did not disappoint! Each packet makes an 8 oz cup-smaller size, but good!

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    Oooh, thanks for the rec! That’s exactly my standard for coffee, too. I’ll look for them on my next trip to H Mart.

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      It makes a smooth cup of coffee, 6-8 ounces.

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    I love Kanu’s Americano sticks, but I haven’t tried any of their others! Korea really makes the best instant coffee.

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      They do! I’ve been curious for ages about coffee sticks since they first appeared in K-dramas, especially in office settings. So glad I found a brand and variety I live on my first try. I think they might go in everyone’s Christmas stocking this year, something different and fun!

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      Really? Maybe i’ll have a try then.. i thought instants are just ..instant 😁

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There’s nothing more relaxing than watching Battle Trip 2 ep 5 with heartthrob Du Joon ❤️❤️

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CC 6 (which I’ve retitled Close Call): I never thought I’d have to say something like this, but this drama is making me conclude that the best thing is for grandma to die. And I hate that I’m painted into that corner! What could go right that grandma would not be hurt? Nothing. She can’t find out that Rhee Moon Sung is a fraud and that her manager was the one who arranged it all. Grandma keeps clutching her heart as if she may keel over any minute. And now I’m stuck hoping that happens. The fake wife drives me crazy, because she can’t separate her role from her RL. Did she forget she is getting paid to act? And now her mother has spotted her in the hotel. Extremely foreboding. Gosh, there is trouble at every single turn. And what about Se Yeon, when she finds out? Although I am having a hard time sorting out her ulterior motives. Actually, Se Yeon’s two brothers are right in their suspicion; the manager should have known that the family wouldn’t fall for a long-lost grandson showing up. I can understand them. I’m not even rooting for Se Yeon and fake Moon Sung romantically. But wait – there’s more! The banquet, the Real Rhee Moon Sung, and Bae Dong Je – I’m so stressed! I am going to decompress by watching Battle Trip 2 with Yoon Du Joon as a Highlight guest this week (picture to follow in the next post)! Anyone else “enjoying” the drama?

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    😅 Close call indeed!
    That banquet next episode!
    Why do I think they will actually escape the banquet but Se Yeon will find out. That accident and his Seoul accent was not lost on her. And her smirk, what was that?
    What if she knows?

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      She certainly suspects all is not as it appears. Perhaps she could forgive that it is for grandma’s sake if she had been in on it all from the beginning, but . . . so much deceit has already gone down.

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        Plus secretary told her not to trust , rely not get emotionally attached. And she pondered over that sentence for a bit.

        You are right. Of all the siblings she would have been more receptive to the idea of giving grandma a peaceful exit.

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      Thanks for mentioning the Seoul accent, an important piece of info which was lost on me being non-Korean speaking.
      What is with this guy? Why was he behind the wheel?

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    Thank you for this description! Now I know for sure that CC is not for me!😬

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      You should try it 🙂 Kang Ha Neul is adorably charming here. And the characters are well written, especially the siblings.

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      Oh! I don’t mean to discourage anyone from viewing it! The plot is hiring two actors to “fool” grandma in her final days as her last wish – and as Blue said, the acting is great and it really is well written. Hence, the edge-of-the-seat suspense is real!

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        It’s not you, it’s me! I don’t think I could cope with that level of tension!😅 It’s a show I’ll have to read the recaps for before watching, once it’s no longer live-airing.😁

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    Everything you’ve said here! I’m liking your re-naming it “Close Call” because that’s certainly what it is at every turn!! Who knows how’ll they’ll get out of that banquet situation, if that’s even possible.

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      I know, right? The twists are so bad, they’re good! And here we are sitting at the edge of our seats as we wait a whole week to find out what will happen at the banquet!

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        That would be the place for bad boy (real) Moon-sung to make an entrance. I can’t wait for him to get in the mix. At this point I don’t think he is in the country so that won’t happen. There is plenty of tension already. Count me in on your CLOSE CALL renaming.

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CC5: this is the most elegant, classy dress in pale yellow! Love it! But this is week 3 of mega nerves over every last thing Rhee Moon Sung does or says. I’m so stressed, and now trouble in the laundry

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    😭 I don’t have access to this show.. but yes why are she and her dress so beautiful…

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Has anyone had these Christmas Dots before? I found them at a local pharmacy, they’re SO good! Kinda like a non-alcoholic jello shot!

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    Perhaps I’ve not paid attention, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen Christmas Dots.

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      They’re so good and, unlike regular Dots, there is a white creamy-tasting cap.

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    Long ago there was a variety show where they paired celebrities who then pretended to be dating/living together/maybe even marrying. Si Won did one that was in Guam or Okinawa and I swear the man has swoon running through his veins. Sorry I can’t think of the title.

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      Was it We Got Married?

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        Thanks for the reminder! It turns out it was a remake called We Are In Love that had international couples and they just pretended to be dating, not married.
        There were some serious stars who did We Got Married, I was surprised when I looked it up.

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          It was such a curious show, and yes-there were lots of celebs/idols on WGM, haha!

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What a cheerful wake up show this morning! I had an early conference call, then as I got ready to head out, I watched Radio Star with Lee Seok Hoon, Tei, Key, and Minho. 😍

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LisforS 9: oh, Jae Hoon, that was SO sad!

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CC ep 4: Seriously, I’m so stressed watching this drama. I feel the two actors are trying too hard to be under sophisticated in their roles that they will be found out. No good will come of this.

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    Ikr. I only FFDed ep 3 because it was so nerve wracking. Is ep 4 the same? I’m getting secondhand fear that they will reveal themselves anytime soon.

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      I stress too! Can he stop going to places. Stay home with grandma and leave quietly.bracing for the epic chaos.

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        Ok, so it’s not just me! Like all of you, I was also freaking out when he was going here and there and making purchases! I’m like, “Just sit tight for 3 months!!”

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        And can he stop talking so much?

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          Right? He is making up so many things. He should have played a shy/introvert character who sits at home and watches kdramas with grandma. Lol.

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            That’s what I think too. I’m worried about the manager too, and the fake wife, and the ex-boyfriend. Ans now the fake wife’s RL mother, aaahhh!! Gosh, there are so many loose canons, I’m stressed thinking about next week’s episodes.

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      4 is every bit as nerve-wracking as 3, I hate to tell you.

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    It’s interesting to see how this drama made Beans feel. Sadly, I still can’t have access to it.. so I’ll see what you guys think of it on your fan walls. 😅

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I’m quite chatty on the beanies thread tonight. Battle Trip 2 is back post covid. I was an avid watcher before. Here are brief notes I jotted down (ep95) about Kyoto. Sook & Shin Young traveled there.

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    Oh, so many familiar names. I was lucky to visit Japan and spend 5 days in Kyoto in 2019.

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      Very cool. I hope to visit there simeday!

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For some reason I didn’t realize until this weekend that Young Actors Retreat was 8 eps long. Happy me! I think its adorable how competition games always have an all-important penalty!

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CC 3: 18 minutes in and I’m so nervous about Jae-Heon staying in the grandmother’s house with the family (as grandson Moon Sung). Gosh, someone finding the money transfer on his phone, for starters.

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