Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

When your favorite actor appears in a cameo for all of 10 seconds.

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Well hello there my secret royal, ghost-busting, vampire detective. You’re looking Super Fine.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5lTQUbRIId/?igsh=YW1yd2doam85eHpl

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I reckon we all need a 16-episode prequel of QoT, focusing on their meet-cute and the start of their love journey. How can this not be a drama on its own? It’s a crime i tell ya!

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I think an episode cut instead of a finger cut would’ve been better for you WI.

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Taekkie’s back! It’s been a while since he posted a gym photo. #2PMgymmeetups

Trust me to be consistent with the one useless goal i set to do this year, instead of any meaningful ones 🤣

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I really LOL when this passed my timeline.
Based on his IG, RJY has hardly shared anything personal over the years and his decision to keep quiet over this made me torn between thinking he’s smart for keeping private and he’s also a jerk for not speaking up for either ladies. It’s sad that at the end, it’s the women being pitted against one another and toxic knetz having a field day as usual, fuelling the whole debacle.

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    Wait what, when did he break up with Hye Ri?

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    So sad for the two women involved who had to face all the brunt.

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      Ikr! Whoever handles HSH public relations(social media) is just bad at their job. They just made everything escalate.

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        I am a Hyeri fan but I felt really bad for Han So Hee. Two young women were just caught in the midst of a highly avoidable PR disaster. Definitely the PRs should have been on their feet.

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          I am not a fan of any of these three and as a neutral spectator I feel that the girls’ image are tainted by their impulsive social media posts. IMO Hyeri should have never apologized for her “Funny” post and HSH should have left at confirming her relationship and not elaborate further.

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    None of these people did anything wrong (it’s ok to break up, date someone else, not date someone else, or to feel sad when your ex is now dating someone else), but it’s very frustrating that still, the ones punished by the press and netizens via “helpful” advice, judgement, mockery, and derision, are the two women. The whole thing is gross.

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    The guy who seemingly “forgot” to mention that his ex was still waiting for an answer gets less hate than the current girlfriend. I genuinely don’t think it is a situation worth cancelling anyone, but how the situation unfolded was absolutely bizarre (and misogynistic).

    Male celebs going quiet and letting their partners (or ex) get all the heat will always make me think they are jerks. I still can’t watch Song Joong Ki’s dramas after he threw Song Hye Gyo to wolves.

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      SJK’s cameo in QoT is a parody of his own life. It was funny but I don’t know if its a clap back or sarcasm.

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      I don’t remember where I saw it (probably AKP or Soompi in passing), but one reporter recently came out to say that her experiences working with and interviewing SJK were never good ones. The comment made was that he’s actually very arrogant and everyone chooses to play it off as “him being protective of his own privacy and family”. To an extent, I get it, but even before his relationship with SHG, even before DoTS, just seeing how his response was to all of the “Running Man” stuff and how the fans and even the members of the show kept asking him to go back and his response to all of it felt very strange and arrogant, as if he thought that the show and the people— supposedly his friends, one of them, being his bff (Kwang Soo)— are beneath him now that he’s made it big just put me off. This uncomfortable feeling I have with him has rapidly increased since his thing with SHG, and now news of his new marriage and family. Don’t get my wrong, having a family with a loved one is a beautiful thing and I’m happy for him that he’s found someone, but gosh, my gut tells me that I need to take him off my radar from here on out

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        My yardstick is one cannot get along with everybody but correspondingly if one cannot get along with say seven out of 10 people then perhaps the person needs to examine their own behavior. I usually don’t follow actors personal lives hence don’t know much about SJK, just his dramas and the fact he was married twice and has a kid but even a clueless person like me knows there was some controversy about his comment that the birth of his child affected his work and he lost job opportunities.

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      Oh! Did she have to bear the brunt for the divorce? I didn’t follow that closely.

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        She definitely did. People even went as far as to say she was cheating on him with Park Bo Gum. Ironically, during the marriage Chinese news were convinced SJK was the one cheating.

        It was a mess. If it wasn’t for the Glory, Song Hye Kyo’s career would have be done for.

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          Omo … and apparently he stayed silent all though not once speaking up for her!? Well I’m so glad she had that glorious return. This is really such a cowardly move.

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Leo Wu is so Intensely Swoony my heart just can’t handle it ❤️‍🔥

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Now i know why it’s called Queen of Tears.
It’d better be Happy Tears at the end Show!

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“All I wanted was to go home with you.”
💔

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Like Flowers in the Sand should be called Watch Baek Du Run. Because Baek Du runs everywhere. But the best is when he ran, screaming, after remembering his kiss. Way to charm a girl Baek Du 🤣

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    And remember, Jang Dong-yoon was doing all that running/sprinting while carrying an extra 30 pounds (13.6 kg) that he put on for the role of ssireum wrestler Baek-du.
    LFIS is definitely my favorite JDY drama.

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    I loved this drama so much! And yes, I agree that it’s JDY’s best (so far!) I’m definitely revisiting it this summer. Meanwhile, it’s still the header on my fan wall because it makes me smile every time I’m there 😀

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    He was adorable!! 🥰🥰🥰
    I loved this thinking. Lol.

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      Baek Du is just so earnest! He looks simple, he is simple, but he’s always sincere and kind. I can just imagine him getting nagged by Du Sik all day long, with 3 kids in tow that he’s managing because she’s a hot shot cop (i’m still at ep 8 so i don’t know how it ends yet).

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When you find out Byeon Woo Seok has a drama out soon, and it sounds fun until you get to the part that it’s another time travel trope.

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Good news must be shared so here’s one: Chae Jong Hyeop is in a j-drama Eye Love You and as of ep 1, it (and him) is very kawaaii..

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    I know, four episodes are out already, my usual source had left me hanging taunting me with the raw versions every time I checked. I just checked having seen this post and discovered three are available with machine generated subtitles. I am so happy. Thank you for posting as I would not have checked again until Tuesday, when the next episode is due.

    🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

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      The subs are challenging but a little bad sub won’t get in the way of my love for romance or Sweet Chae. The subs said his name is Thames and i was wondering why he had an English name until i figured out it was Tae Oh 😆

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        That does not bode well for more important things. I imagine we will end up with a vague understanding which is enough to make out the key messages of the drama. I am just glad I won’t need to wait until April.

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          We’ll be fine! Figuring out yinqi is kimchi is better than having raw episodes 😂

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            Yes each time they mentioned kimchi they changed the spelling to something different but they all looked Chinese.
            His name also changed to three different spellings.

            I must admit the PPL on the takeaways were quite tempting but the omirice her dad made with more sauce than anything else not work for me. She loves food and gets Hangry so not sure why she doesn’t cook more often. She must spend a huge amount of money on all those takeaways and has been settling for ok food rather than the best. Looking forward to binge watching the rest.

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        🤣

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    Patiently waiting for it to drop on Netflix (in my country, and with subs)…probably after it wraps its run in Japan..hopefully 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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    ^^ Thank you for sharing. 😊

    📢 @HopefulRomantic did you see your BB. 🎊🕺

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    Episode one completed. It was worth the wait, even with the unnecessary sound effects, it’s a cute no brainer ❤️
    Thanks again for sharing the clip.

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This year the only resolution I made was the useless yet entertaining one to compile all 2PM members Gym IG stories, when they’re together. Cause my 2PM boys are Always Meeting at the Gym! It’s a laugh for me at least.

So far I have just 4 shots in my collection, all of them featured Taec. From last year’s record, I don’t think Junho or Wooyoung ever appears but it’s always a combination of the other four.

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Enjoying my latest discovery in J-music: Imase

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Twenty Five Twenty One: the ending that makes rewatching hard.

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    Skip it. That is how I do lots of my rewatches. Skip that one infuriating arc. Skip that one annoying character. Stop watching at the semi-final episode.

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    Yeah, that one hurt sooo bad. Only the things that you love the most can hurt you that much. Twenty Five Twenty One was 14.5 episodes of utter perfection for me. I still love it to death despite the ending that utterly destroyed me. I remember watching it for the first time and having problems sleeping for 3 days straight.

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    I’ve got to be one of the few who liked the ending 😅 I usually want a happy ever after with the leads, but appreciated how this one played out differently

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      I don’t mind the happily-Not-Together ending, but the lead up to the break up didn’t feel quite right for the two leads. That’s what was so disappointing for me.

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      I loved the ending too. It was narratively perfect, imo.

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        I thought so too 😄

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        It was a perfect ending imo, too, though I can’t say the same for the execution and directing in those couple of final eps. However, I agree that having this type of ending makes it hard for me to rewatch knowing what is waiting at the end.

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    Thanks to this show I actually found peace with Secret of Forest’s ship. Now I’m happy they never got together, that means their beautiful relationship will never die.

    I’m also consciously not shipping the leads of The Bear. I don’t want a bad written romance to ruin the “rainbow” relationship they have right now.

    Thank you, 2521, you traumatized me. *deep breaths*

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    I just finished When I Fly Towards you and it reminded me of 25 21 without that ending. WIFTY has a great rewatch value too. I mean quality wise K dramas are a class apart, but the innocence in the drama and the Nostalgia it evoked was very much like 25 21. Highly recommend

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    Totally, no matter how good eps 1-14, the reminder of the ending hurts while rewatching TT__TT

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I stumbled upon this little gem and I hope it’ll cheer up some Beanies’ day. Have a good year end weekend everyone.

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    Love it, so many of our beloved moms and dads, Halmoni and haraboji 😘 This reminds me of my Korean teacher saying that the whole country is born with a microphone in their hands (excepting herself, who was not a great singer) 😁

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      Have you seen Jung Eun Ji’s cover of the original song? Sometimes I wish I could send the link to Hugh Jackman.

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My 2023 watch list a.k.a Bean Count! I’m not counting AoS2 cause i think l gave it a bean last year? Even if i didn’t, i raved about it already. 🥁 This year’s Bean of Greatness goes to.. ✨🍉 Twinkling Watermelon!

✅ Completed (7 🫘)

Alchemy of Souls 2
The Glory 🫘
Love to Hate You 🫘
Bloodhounds 🫘
Heartbeat 🫘
My Lovely Boxer 🫘🫘
Twinkling Watermelon 🫘🫘🫘
Perfect Marriage Revenge 🫘

⏭️ Completed on FF (3 🫘)
Doona!, Celebrity, Castaway Diva

💤 Did Not Complete
(Except for The Fab which was intentional, the rest wasn’t really a drop, more like i lost the willpower to continue even though i liked them)

Crash Course in Romance, The Forbidden Marriage, King the Land
The Fabulous

⁉️ Intend to Complete..Someday..Maybe
Taxi Driver 2, Delightfully Deceitful, D.P. 2, The Uncanny Counter 2

📺 Current Watch
Death’s Game
Welcome to Samdalri
Park’s Marriage Contract
Gyeongseong Creature

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There’s really no balance to my drama life. It’s either I’m having a drama draught or I’m drowning in dramas. Also, December is not the best time to take even a short break from DB cos now I’m just overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content i have to go through. So i’ve decided to focus on my dramas, finishing or catching up for now, and then making a list of 2023 watches for the bean-count. It may well be January by the time i get through the Year-End Festivities 😂

🍉 I’m so excited to watch the last two episodes of Twinkling Watermelon 🍉

Also, me to Beanies now ⬇️

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Annyeong!
Can you tell my current favourite watch?

It’s not Cho Sam-Dal, it’s Kkae Sam-Dal 🤣

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Goodbye for a bit beanies 🫘
I’ll have so many episodes and fanwall posts to catch up on when I’m back!

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