Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Bloody Heart is so enthralling. Everyone’s continuously up their game and ready to jump ship when it doesn’t serve their purposes. Now I’m curious who the monk really is. He seems to have his own agenda…

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    Ikr. It’s such a treat. Grey characters all over and so unpredictable.

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I’m in awe with how much events they managed to cram into ep 8 of Bloody Heart. Drama god has heard my wish. Jung is the star of the show now! Can’t wait to see how she continues to shake things up!

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    They want all in with Jung’s smart mind and I’m totally not complaining. The episode was amazing . I feel there’s a patter here, 2 intense unpredictable episodes follow 2 rather predictable easy going episodes. However, it will just get more intense from now on.

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I love that in Bloody Heart everything is in the “it’s complicated” status, and everyone is in various shades of grey. It’s exciting!

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Woori the Virgin seems to be the romcom fix I’m needing now lol. The makjang level is also through the roof hehe 😆

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I picked up Bloody Heart on a whim because other shows are either boring or a pain to watch. And mannnn I walked right into a minefield of heartbreaks in the making. The cinematography is just *chef kiss* and the power struggle seems to make sense. But do I want to sit thru 16 hours of angst and cry my eyes out every time the ML and FL literally and figuratively stab each other in the heart? Maybe not 🙁

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    My problem is with the writer. As far as I’m concerned, she doesn’t have a good record for her projects?

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      Oh I’m not familiar with this writer (Park Pil-Joo). It seems like Bloody Heart is her first big big project. But it seems like Naeil’s Cantabile is her most known project, which is a bad sign since NC was a hot mess *^*

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LOL did any of you see it??? The italic virus of dramabeans briefly hit Youtube 😆😆😆. Forgot to take the screenshot but if you know you know 😜

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Snowdrop is now on Disney+ in the US, I was shook when I saw it yesterday LOL. Didn’t see it coming at all 🤣

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    I think I saw a sponsored ad on Instagram some days ago saying that the drama is now released worldwide via Disney+

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I just finished On the Verge of Insanity and it’s really an underrated gem of 2021! I’m super impressed by the realistic portrayal of breakneck corporate world and every character reminds me of someone I met at work haha. I’m happy that they added the startup arc which is just the cherry on the cake and really helps to end the show on a positive note. OTVOI is like Misaeng upgraded with humor nicely sprinkled here and there and well-crafted backdrop of a home appliance R&D center. Highly recommended!

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    I gotta watch that. but not available in my region on most sites.
    I feel discriminated 80% of time when it comes to availability of dramas

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      I’m sorry to hear that. Maybe you can send request on Viki for the unavailable shows?

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    Marathoned OtVoI last week and found it hands down one of the best 2021 dramas 💚 It sure made me glad I don’t work in the corporate world 😂

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      Hah I felt the same. I briefly interned at a big corporate and was glad that I didn’t have to make a career there.

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    This is certainly one of the best dramas in 2021. I love how ‘real’ it is in depicting workplace issues and corporate brutality – but spiced with sympathetic (and also pathetic) characters played by a superb cast.

    And, yes, the ending with our middle-aged ML going the startup route is certainly uplifting and very Misaeng-sque.

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      The funny thing is the startup plot in OTVOI is exactly what Start Up should have looked like, not the dump love triangle that provoked fan wars everywhere 🤧.

      I chuckled when every despicable employee characters, except the chaebol boss, had their own redemption arc at the end. I guess the final take is that corporate workers should band themselves together for protection because the company will almost always prioritize profits over their workers.

      BTW it seems like the show managed to gather lots of seasoned middle aged actors that look their age, which added nice touch of realness to the characters. I’m grateful that shows like OTVOI exist and let these actors shine in their own way.

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        Ajusshi galore!! A joy to watch all of them, plus Kim Nam Hee.

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    It was one of my favorites of the year. So well-written and acted.

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    I am glad VERGE is still getting some love.

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    Such a wonderful show. I keep saying I never thought a drama about dishwashers would be this compelling.
    Also Moon SoRi is an absolute goddess!!

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I know Dam I’s identity must be discovered some how by the vile cousin uncle couple but the whole thing with twin umbilical cords is just dumb. No way grandpa and crown princess would have left such an important evidence of the twin for it to come back biting them like this.

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    Yeah that was lame. Saving an unnecessary umbilical cord for 24 years, why?

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    I guess it was done before the King’s decision, just after their birth, they took it and put in the jar as usual. Nobody thought about it after because they were too occupied to save Dam-Y. I don’t think men like the King or her grandpa were interested in such things to think about it later.

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      I disagree. Given that the umbilical cords are meaningful enough for the royal family to collect and save (worship?) them, it’s just unbelievable that grandpa knew to kill the doctors and servants but forgot the twin umbilical cords (THE evidence). If the royal family had thought that that evidence could stay, they would have felt comfortable announcing that the Crown Princess had twins but one died upon birth. Why would they hide the fact but then leave obvious evidence for speculation?

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        Men don’t watch the birth processus. How the umbilical cord usually ends in the jar is surely not their first concern… It’s a detail. But this night, they were very busy to kill all the witnesses (they were pretty numerous) and the mother to save her daughter… An umbilical cord? I’m not surprised they forgot about it.

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          haha I see where you’re going. I guess I expect too much shrewdness from the adults.

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I’m in love with Red Sleeve ep 5. It makes so much sense to me now why the head court lady strongly opposes San’s enthronement. It’s so rare to have an antagonist in sageuk that doesn’t just plot for the sake of power grab or revenge. She’s a grey character that at one moment seems to care so much about her colleagues and the next moment sounds just like any other typical corrupt court people. The scenes of the head court lady and then the heartbreaking granddad-grandson confrontation show that even if Sado was long dead, he continues haunting the people who remember him. The acting and the writing of ep 5 are both superb and impactful. I can’t wait for ep 6 tomorrow.

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    Park Ji Young always nails those shady characters (as the one in Lost), those grey ones that walk between light and darkness. You can understand (and even more in the 18th century Confucian Joseon) that the sins of the father are inherited by the son. Her speech was so powerful.

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I don’t get Han Tae-seok. I can understand his reasons but he always has to use the shadiest method to achieve his goals. Why’d dude have to go and make things so complicated? #Happiness ep 7

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Wow Red Sleeve ep 5 has too many moments that the characters got ahead of themselves and dig themselves into a hole.

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YESSSS I level up to Eunuch in drag!!! I thought that I would be a Noble idiot forever LOL

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Most characters of Happiness got on my nerves, but tbh their behaviors are not that uncommon. Can’t wait to see what they will do when the zombies break loose in their complex 😱

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    The story is becoming more and more illogical. The supermarket girl has witnessed the zombies in action, yet she goes out to search for the cellphone to get some money🤦‍♀️

    The writer’s brother is shown a scaredy cat, but he goes to explore the cause of the banging, instead of fleeing to the 5th floor as instructed by Yi-Hyun🙄🙄

    These people are as frustrating as the people breaking the Covid rules and I guess, that is exactly what the writer intends to show.

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    I would have complained but after seeing how people have responded to Covid, I expect that there would be plenty of selfish, stupid, illogical behavior in a zombie outbreak.

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    Yes they are kind of showing the worst of human beings right now.
    Then again this pandemic we are living through right now has also brought out the worst in people.
    But it’s brought out the best in people as well.
    Overall I’m still glued to watching Happiness and interested in what is going to be the end game.
    Just don’t hurt the little girl.
    But pssst writernim, do what you want with that stupid vlogger. He is the worst at how he treats his elderly mother.

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      Agree. I wanted to smack most them in the face, my top 3 are the doctor’s husband, the representative, and the vlogger 🤡

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        Add the lawyer to that one, especially after he talked down to his wife who know it turns out was his secretary. whoa he is such a pig. They really are writing a lot of these characters as pretty horrible aren’t they?

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Han Tae-seok has given off “shady guy” vibe ever since the beginning, but he’s surprisingly the most sensical person in episode 5. Big shout-out to him at end of this ep. #Happiness

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Red Sleeve on Viki has amazing subteam, 98% completion in just a few hours after airing, while Happiness is still at 0%. The good thing is that thanks to this I can space out my Friday drama schedule, Red Sleeve for lunch and Happiness for dinner 😀

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    Just observing. On Viki as of now the F/S sageuk THE RED SLEEVE’s episode 1 is 99% subbed, episode 2 is 96% subbed and episode 3 is 98% subbed.
    In contrast, on Viki as of now the M/T sageuk SECRET ROYAL INSPECTOR & JOY’s episodes 1-4 are 100% subbed.

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      Imo the difference between 98-99% and 100% subbed is minimal. Do you notice something?

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    And now if we could just get DB recaps for the show! Puh-leeeze???

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    I read somewhere Viki hires subbers for some dramas, I guess it is related to the label “Viki original”. In fact when they released the episode yesterday it was already fully subbed (I know because I had been checking every 15 minutes since the episode finished in SK, yes I am that mad), so it makes you think they may have access before it airs so they can upload it dubbed.
    It happened the same with dramas like Red Sky or Tale of the Nine Tailed.

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      Oh that piece of information makes a big difference to me. I only started to pay Viki subscription to watch Red Sleeve and Happiness (I usually only get Netflix), and I was so disappointed at the subbing pace of Happiness. I guess I should be happy at least one of my two shows is subbed with lightning speed.

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        Usually it takes less than 24 hours to have complete subs in English of any drama, although there are some exceptions. Waiting for Inspector & Joy is painful, it takes 2 to 3 days. The same happened with Into the Ring. These are the worst dramas that I followed with the timing.
        But you get your subs really quick usually, as I say, less than 24 hours, and sometimes even at 12 hours.

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          Thanks, I’ll keep my expectations low. But I always find Viki’s business model baffling. How do they compete with illegal websites with such subbing speed? 😤 They need to hire subbers or let them have early access to provide timely service. Sorry for ranting 🥺

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JooBom are goals! I wish I could be that levelheaded if I ever ran into a zombie 😥🙈 #Happiness4

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The Red Sleeve Scuff has such as strong start! The girl-to-lady running sequence reminds me a lot of Dong Yi and Dae Jang Geum hehe. I’m so glad MBC is going back to their signature sageuk dramas 💓

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    I really liked the premiere. It felt just right in terms of of characterization. I laughed and felt for our leads

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    Same here. I love feeling connected to past sageuks and the history with this drama. It has been so long.
    These are Dong Yi’s descendants. The current king is her son. The only king with a lowborn mother to rule Joseon, so you can imagine how challenging it was for him during that Confucian era.

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Happiness is so good! Both leads are competent and good-looking people who are not afraid to face the problem head-on. Love love love!

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2 eps in and it’s hard to unsee the similarity between ROYAL SECRET INSPECTOR & JOY and ROYAL SECRET AGENT. The new RSI isn’t half as fun as the previous one. Not sure if I should stick to this show ~

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