Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

Wo got our dust. I’m happy.

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I really enjoyed MPUB. I was skeptical in the beginning because I thought I was getting Hotel de Luna 2.0 when I didn’t want one but I shouldn’t have been. While there were similarities, this drama was wholly its own as were the performances.

I’ve never really enjoyed Hwang Jung-eum’s characters because her portrayal of them was not really my thing but she nailed her performance as the jaded, snarky, emotional, loving Weolju. I cried when she did because there was always deep-seated emotion accompanying her tears.

I also loved the team dynamics and the way Weolju and Manager Gwi just seamlessly adopted Kang-bae into their family.

I have questions, as I do with almost every drama but all in all, I’m happy the drama was what it was. It was a wonderfully sweet depiction of how life, at its hardest, is a lot more bearable when you have people you love and who love you by your side.

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    I loved this show so much. It goes directly to my top 10.

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      I’m going to have a look at my top 10 again for sure.

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No.

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How come Netflix UK has Healer and I don’t?? Who do they know up there?? Well, I found it now so joke’s on you Netflix.

Now if only I could find Goblin so I can properly celebrate being the Goblin’s underpants that’d be nice.

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    I know! I’ve been recommending Healer to friends in the US and they can’t access it. Such a shame. In India, full episodes of Healer are available on Netflix, Viki AND Youtube (on KBS’ official channel)!

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      It’s not right. Everybody should have access to Healer. It’s the law. And they also have my favourite dramas: Fight My Way, Oh My Venus, Coffee Prince, Weightlifting Fairy, My Love from the Star.

      I am sad, that I didn’t know about this until now, but I guess today is as good a day as any to start watching everything.

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        So true!! Healer is THE gateway drama for kdramas, and I’m desperately trying to convert my real-world friends into addicts (to give me fangirling company outside of DB) but these darned streaming services are not helping…

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      Really? I’m in the US, and Healer is available on Viki.

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        I had no idea. I always assumed you needed a paid account to watch stuff on Viki so I never bothered to look.

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    Five years and many a re-watch later, my love for this drama is still going strong❤️

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    Congratulations!

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The King was not a horrible drama. It wasn’t perfect and by no stretch of the imagination was the love story, “Another level of a love story”, BUT I will not consign it to the Hall of shame.

It was an alright drama. I laughed at some parts, rolled my eyes at others and scratched my head the rest of the time and that was enough for me.

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Ooooor, and I’m just spitballing here, you could tell us how it happened so we know you weren’t as confused as we were.

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    I was just happy we didn’t get another last episode with amnesia, getting to know each other again, fall in love again etc… So basically the whole drama told again in one episode.
    My personal explanation was that she could remember since she was between the world. For me that would make sense at least a little bit, but I actually didn’t care this much anymore.

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      It seems the one who remembers is Gon, Yeong and TE so yeah the theory is plausible.

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Ugh, you two deserve each other. This is what I get for trusting humans. Now I have to find something else to watch.

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    I was so disappointed honestly. She was established as such a likable heroin, I was really rooting for her but then she goes and does this. Ughh. She’s 40 and she’s been on the other side of this kinda situation so I don’t think there are any excuses for her..

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      Yes! Given that when it happened to her she was heartbroken, she should have found it easy to put herself in the girlfriend’s shoes and not done it.

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    This show has been making me question my moral compass since day 1. I kept screaming “Don’t do it! DON’T DO IT!” in front of my screen.

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Sir, if this is the best you can do after “much thinking and consideration”, then just don’t think at all. You’re clearly bad at it.

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    Oh no! I was going to watch this for Shin Dong-wook! Is he playing a good for nothing annoying second lead?

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    What really surprised me was her being into him. Come on, girl! The guy
    reads books -yes, that’s hot- but he’s a human red flag!
    But my guess is that there is a lot of growing involved, so she needs to touch bottom before she starts evolving

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      She made me so mad tbh. I thought she was going to kimchi-slap him or something but then her hormones took over. This is the 3rd episode you maybe you’re right and she’ll grow out of this madness.

      Side note: I want to live in his library preferably without him in it.

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        “She’ll grow out of it” but that’s the thing she’s 40 so she has had all the exposure and she’s been in a similar situation and if that doesn’t stop her from jumping into this then I don’t think anything can. She should have had all the growth (regarding cheating and not daiting someone who is clearly two timing) by now. There are really no excuses.

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      I also think there’s a lot more (about almost every character!!) to learn.
      I could understand saying: ok, I’m in. Once you’ve had that talk to your girlfriend (just as her unnie was telling her in her head), but she didn’t.
      Having said that, she’s free to do whatever she wants. The only one who’s doing something wrong is him.
      And it’s so, so, so wrong.

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        @eazal, clear as water: she’s free to be with whoever she chooses! He is the cowardly cheating piece of trash. “Drifting apart”, oh please!

        What I mean by her touching bottom is that having a fling with your two-timing boss is clearly a lame move, one way or another.
        And, yes, I agree that we’re still missing key information here, so my judgement may change 😋

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        The only one who’s doing something wrong is him.

        I don’t agree with this part. If she didn’t know he had a girlfriend I’d give her a pass. The reason she broke up with her boyfriend all those years ago was because he was two-timing her. It hurt her and now she’s doing it to someone else. That guy is trash because he did not break up with his girlfriend(unless I missed it?) and is now sleeping with younger Sister but she’s no victim either.

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          Agreed 100%.

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          Disclaimer, this is a totally personal opinion, not going to argue with anybody who feels differently:
          what she’s doing is wrong, because she knows her actions affect the girlfriend (whom she hasn’t met) – and definitely it’s shocking that she does that after having been through what she did with her ex. But strictly speaking, HE is the cheater here.

          Sorry if I sound callous, but I grew up in a culture where it women were systematicaly judged more harshly than men. If a married guy cheated, people would hate the mistress and let the guy off the hook. It took women a lot of work to earn sexual autonomy, and I can’t feel judgy towards this character. Little Noona is being reckless – she’s not looking after other people nor her own heart. If she was my friend or my sister, I’d definitely give her a hearfull. But what she’s doing is definitely less trashy than what Boss is doing. To my eyes, they are not the same.

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            Totally agree with you.
            Also, personal opinion.
            The cheater and the one who’s doing right is always the person who has a commitment with other person. If someone is free, he or she shouldn’t carry the burden to “think about the other one”, that’s not his/her responsibility.
            As you said, I hate it when the single one (generally the woman) is more criticized as doing something wrong than the man who has a couple and who wouldn’t be cheating.
            But again, that’s a personal conviction and no one has to agree with it.

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          @eazal I guess I feel differently about this. I judge both of them equally unless the party being cheated with didn’t know the person they were dating was in a relationship. The person in the relationship is definitely the cheater but the one who sleeps with them knowing this is in the same boat imo. I don’t agree with the mistress/the other party being vilified while the cheater gets off scot-free but to me, they both deserve the side-eye.

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    Yeah he is really trash for what he is doing. But I think he did caught her in a vulnerable moment that made her turn down her walls… Even though all the red flags are blinking at her he did made a big impression on her for what he did that night with her ex and all the sweet words. Remind me of a friend of mine that despite everyone warned her off this guy she still stayed with him before she got really burned… I guess she need to experience it herself for her to really walk away… But an article I read before the drama started stated that we gonna se a friends to lover romance between her and CH, so I guess we gonna witness her growth true this drama dealing with this beside her family trouble. 🙂

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    I was thinking of giving this show a shot but not after this. Sorry I can’t bear this

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      I’ve officially put in on hold. If something changes in the drama then I’ll pick it up when it finishes airing.

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You know, I’m starting to think she’s not all that smart. I mean what did she think he was going to say? “I love me a strong woman so here’s my half of the flute and you will find Lee Gon’s piece at such and such a place.”??? This woman doesn’t seem to have the sense God gave to a flea.What a dumbo 🙄

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    I’m a little confused about her mom. Was she switched? I think she’s smart but smartness alone can’t win her anything. She even became the PM because of that helper and KU group. So even rn she doesn’t know much about Manpaksikjeok and has no idea that LL wants it full.

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      Either her mom is very forgetful or she was switched. I’m going with switched.

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    “This woman doesn’t seem to have the sense God gave to a flea.”

    This made my entire day! 😀

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    This bitch be dumb! Should be her tagline.

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    Greed, in the end fails even the greedy.

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Isn’t the first rule of time travel “Don’t talk to your past self because wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff?” But then again this is Rim so he wouldn’t care.

Spoilery question in comments.

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    If you kill your future self can you live past the point/age your future self had reached. Or does it only get messed up if you kill someone’s great grandfather so they are never born.

    Since this is Rim from the same timeline who he killed hasn’t he just cut his time short?I can’t remember what Doctor Who or any other time travel dramas have said on this.

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      I’m afraid I can’t help. My mind went ERROR 404 NOT FOUND during most of this episode. 😅

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      Same question occurred to me! I’d say he cut his time short, but now he KNOWS that reaching that moment again he’s not going to convince his past self, so he’d probably survive…

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I can’t say I’m not disappointed by the lack of kisses because I am. I even went to ask Aunt Google if anyone was underage at the time of filming. I’m not crazy, I just need my kisses.

That said, I have thoroughly enjoyed Arsenal Military Academy. Gu Yanzhen is my second favorite male lead in all of dramaland. His mix of arrogant, dangerous, cute, funny, and crazy made him human enough for me to fall for him(hard). More often than not I found myself rolling my eyes at his antics and laughing my head off at the same time. He may have been mostly childish but he stepped up when it was needed of him and that made him cool in my eyes. Although I usually reign it in, I can be extra at times. I felt like I found a kindred spirit in Gu Yanzhen.

Thank you show for the laughs and the joy in the middle of all the crazy. Now I have to go and find all of Xu Kai’s work because, duh!

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    He was crazy, wacky, petty yet he was a warm person. He was kind and helpful to his squad. He was thoughtful. And most importantly he respected the woman he loved and respected her choices.
    Yes, the show went through it’s fair share of censorship and we all understand your feels. We were so mad that the dance sequence got edited out too. I think @13infamyss posted some video of the dance or other sequences.

    So, who is your number one male lead?? 🤨

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      Hihi, Lee Joon ho from Prison Playbook is reigning at the number one spot.

      Stupid censorship messed things up 😡

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      hueheheheh! I posted the same time as you blue. I agree with all you said about Gu-bb.

      respected her choices.

      It made me remember their first mission outside the academy. He had doubted Xiang Xiang’s ability to detonate bombs as she too was unsure of decision, but by the end of the series, she was the one instructing everyone on where to go and what they had do to rescue Sergeant Lv and bring down Xian Rong. And how she and Gu Yanzhen attacked the Japanese base side by side and full of confidence! I loved this equality they had going on over the course of the show.

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        He was never riding in to save her at every turn and I loved that. I also LOVED that when she was kidnapped she took out all her captors by herself. She was his equal and not the “little lady” which was really nice.

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          Oh yes! that was such a great character development for Xiang Xiang! She worked so hard at the academy to get to that level. And her showdown with Xian Rong? Or when she was on a mission to save Xiao Jun? Amazing! I felt so proud in all of her fight scenes. That’s what I liked about Xiang Xiang. She is no damsel in distress. She can save herself just fine!

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        Since we’re on the topic of guys who respect girls’ choices, I need to put in a good word for my other love in Arsenal: Shen Tingbai. At first I thought he’d be the overbearing tycoon, but he also respected our girl Manting. Love him <3

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          I love how he just let her be her crazy self. He loved her from a distance until she was ready to come to him. I do wonder though if he was stalking her or just loving her from a distance. When does it become stalking?

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            So, at first I thought he was stalking her, but surprisingly (for a drama character) he turned out to be a rich guy who actually works hard. So he didn’t have time to personally look out for her and often sent his cute assistant instead. I guess for me it was more important that he wasn’t clingy, just there whenever she needed him.

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            She always knew that he kept an eye out for her. She was completely aware. And they both had a friendship. So I didn’t think of it as stalking, rather overbearing.

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    I hope you didn’t miss the beautiful dance scene in ep 16 that they horribly cut!!! http://www.dramabeans.com/members/13infamyss/activity/923673/

    Quite a lot of romantic scenes did not pass the censorship, Rue. We know at least 3 kiss scenes that did not make it. 🙁 And that’s why there were weird editing and transitions happening here and there.

    I`m glad you have enjoyed AMA!!! Gu Yanzhen set a new ideal male lead for me! I want them now to be funny, crazy, witty yet at the same time have respect for the woman they love.

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      I want them now to be funny, crazy, witty yet at the same time have respect for the woman they love.

      Same. They need to be like him. My choices are smarmy or the ones that think I’m “good people” 🙄.

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        After this drama, we all now look for crazy wacky male leads. Lol.
        If you are up for it I suggest Taiwanese show Love Storm (Netflix US) and would like to introduce you to Greg Hsu aka GregO. Another male lead who completely stole our hearts. He is not the main lead but totally worth checking out. The drama is short with 7 episodes.

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      Now I have to go and find all of Xu Kai’s work because, duh!

      Xu Kai and Bai Lu are headlining a drama for the 3rd time! They haven’t filmed yet, but I’m very excited for this to come out!

      As for the lack AMA kiss scenes – I just find consolation from watching their The Legends’ kiss scenes. TT_____TT

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPZqcjNsQ34

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        Lol I’ll have to start with The Legends then.

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          The Legends, unfortunately, wasn’t that great of drama. I only watched it for Xu Kai and Bai Lu. But I know beanies enjoyed Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain and I heard he was amazing in Story of Yanxi Palace. I haven’t seen Yanxi but I know that cemented his name in China; it was so popular.

          Xu Kai’s first ever modern drama, Falling Into Your Smile, just finished filming this year. So I`m hoping that gets released at least by next year!

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            Netflix only has Lingjian Mountain so I guess I’ll start with that one and go elsewhere for the others. I just want more of him. He is such a good actor.

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      Why would they cut the dance scene??😭😭 It’s just dancing. Beautiful dancing 🥺

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        Tell me about it. I`ll forever be haunted of the scenes they censored! 😭😭😭😭 And how some of them I have no clue about!

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          Gu Beanies when they get to the weirdly edited scenes that you just know have been censored.

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        I don’t know. 😭I was so mad they cut that beautiful dance and we got the full 3 minutes of Shen Junshan’s dance.

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    🤔 look at calendar 🙈 scratch head… But… Didn’t you start AMA like… 3-4 days ago?!

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      Lol, it’s pretty much all I watched since I started and I skipped the scenes with just the baddies.

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WTAF show??? 😭😭😭😭😭😭. Arsenal Military Academy spoilery rant in comments.

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    Dang it, I know bad things happen to good people all the time. I know good people die all the time but this is not what I signed up for. WHY would they kill Huang Song??? I know the emotional weight would not have been as heavy if they had killed bully-whats-his-name but I’m so heartbroken 😭😭😭

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      Wait, you’re at episode 43? Did you sleep this weekend?

      And I know… show got heavy that episode. Poor Huang Song. *sob*

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        What is sleep? Lol, kidding…sort of. I just watched it during every lunch break at work then after work until I went to sleep.

        😭😭😭Huang Song. The show just hurt me deeply. It’s not right.

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      Ooooofff!! yes this was a very hard watch! 😭😭😭 And the fact that he had sooo many dreams for his family and then for himself that he didn’t see come true because his life was cut short! 😭😭😭

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        It was awful. He was such a ray of sunshine in that crappy world. I wanted to hug him in every scene. 😭😭

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          For me, it hurt that he never found out the truth about his crush. He was such a good guy that I doubt he would have cared if his friend Xie Xiang was a boy or girl, but still, I wish he had known!

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            I’m ok with him not knowing. Had he lived then yes, but I’m glad he carried only sweet memories of the girl he crushed on with him.

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            😭😭

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    I know, right? Why?!

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      I stopped watching then went to angry-bake for a while. I was so mad and sad.

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I’m doomed. Doomed.

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I was only going to watch 1 episode just to check it out. Down another rabbit hole I go I guess.

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    This is where we all fell down the Gu rabbit hole. Have fun!

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    Auuuuuuugh this scene is one of the funniest!!!!!! I remember repeating this scene constantly because Gu Yanzhen’s face! Oh gosh and it doesn’t help that Huang Song trying to make sense out of the “younger twin sister” is making Gu Yanzhen crack up more! Huehheheheheheh!

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      I love how the two girls just kept digging themselves into a hole and he is just having fun on the side. I may or may not have hit that repeat button too(a couple hundred times). I’m going to need a seperate folder just for the screenshots I’m taking, which honestly seems to be every scene he is in.

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        Huehehehhehehehe! You sound exactly like us when we started AMA, Rue! 😅😅😅😅😅😅 You’re going the right path I would say 👍🏼👍🏼 Keep sharing those screenshots with us on your wall please! Don’t keep Gu Yanzhen all to yourself! 😝😝😝

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          I second this. Please share so we can spazz along with you! 😀

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          Lol, I didn’t want to spam the fanwall but since you asked…🙈 I’ll be chronicling my love on the wall then.

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            Huehehhehe! You don’t have to do like multiple separate posts! What I usually do is post at least once a day then have the rest of my pics/gifs in the comments, that way i`m not inconveniencing anyone while spazzing 😃😃

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          Yeah, this is more considerate. I’ll do it this way.

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    I just love his facial expressions! I find myself smiling even as I’m rolling my eyes. What has he done to me???



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    Love a girl who can protect herself.

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    I love him when he is like this

    …And like this

    …And this

    I just love him ok!!!

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    She is my spirit animal 😂😂

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    How can anyone stay mad at this cute bean?

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    😭😭😭

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I was so shocked I stopped eating(!) and rewatched the scene twice. I enjoyed today’s episode.

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    Yeah this was the most shocking revelation so far. Out of all the people around Gon, I have never doubted Court Lady Noh. This means the world crossing had happened long before Evil Uncle made his moves. Maybe the royal family has been using the Magic Flute through and through to maintain their status? I can’t wait to find out!

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    I slow clapped at this scene. Well done surprising us xD

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Did I miss some or was it just these two things in ep 11?

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    The Alley is a fixed cast member.

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      How could I forget our 3rd(?) lead

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        Maybe it IS the 3rd lead..after all, out of all The Alleys in Seoul, how did PM end up in that one which looked to be in the suburbs when she was in the middle of town shopping before? ok dont’t answer me i know it’s a drama things don’t make sense ~ pheww.

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    There are 6 PPLs in episode 11… don’t ask me why I count the PPLs it is just for science…

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Whose enemies, little boy? Yours? The State’s? Which State? Why do you care? Who are you to try and restore balance? Shin? Just a boy with a yoyo? So many questions!!

Also, methinks that may be Luna. That look looks a little dead to me. Could be the drugs but I’m not sure. If it is Luna, that would be awesome! That would mean our villain has a brain. Wouldn’t you believe her to be Tae-eul if she came running to you all bloodied up with a very clear and present threat all around her?

It’s probably not Luna though. And that makes me sad.

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I’m just going to rant for a minute.

So I’m weird(?) about personal space, and hugs and physical contact. I gave my mum my first proper hug when I was 13 and she was dropping me off at boarding school(not the one arm one). To this day she is probably the only person I hug without reservation. I also prefer waving to handshakes and handshakes to hugging. Nodding is also perfectly acceptable. I used to go to this church where you had to hug EVERYBODY and their mother and I think it’s one of the main reasons why I left. I don’t like it when people I’m not friends with touch me.

All this exposition(and tmi, sorry) to say I hate it when Chi hong touches Songhwa. I really, genuinely hate it. To me it feels like he is training her: if I touch you x number of times, you will eventually fall for me too.

He promised not to make it weird and I think he made it weird. She looks uncomfortable and I don’t get why he keeps doing it. They are friendly but I wouldn’t call them friends. I just want to shout “DON’T TOUCH HER!! every time he does it. So yeah, I’m not rooting for him at all. Aslo, also she said she wasn’t interested dude.

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    I totally get this. It’s always felt very overfamiliar to me the way he thinks he can touch her like a close friend. I keep thinking, she’s your BOSS, man. Back off!

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      Yes! She has always kept that professional line between them but he keeps (literally) putting his little finger across it in the hopes that she will change her mind.

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    I felt for Song-hwa this entire episode. She seemed so uncomfortable with not only Chi-hong being the way that he is but also Ik-jun’s practically-confession.

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      Ik-jun’s confession did come out of left field. Not that he wasnt feeling it all this time but I never thought that’s how he’d say it. Poor Songhwa.

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    Yes to this. I also don’t prefer hugging or well even holding hands when you can wave but one doesn’t need to understand that to clearly see how SH was so uncomfortable in this moment. I hope Chi hong stops this, he’s nice and all but he’s clearly pushing it now, I thought this was creepy but SH also didn’t look comfortable getting a sorta confession from IJ so this wasn’t a good episode for her, let this girl be you guys.

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      He is becoming a little creepy. I honestly thought his confession was cute. Then they had the talk. She said never going to happen. He said I totally respect that. And now he is making it weird.

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        Yes i actually felt heartbroken for him. Not that I rooted for these two but because he just gathered courage and asked her and then respected and understood her but now idk if this is just there to confuse the viewers but they’re becoming a NOTP. It doesn’t look like SH feels a thing for him except for discomfort.

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        He was not just crossing the line with his touching, but he was so jealous of Ik-joon being close to Song-hwa, that he had to put a wedge in their friendship by forcing that confession. Chi-hong wanted to satisfy his own feelings, and he didn’t care how Song-hwa would feel about losing her comfortable relationship with one of her best friends.

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          Such a jerk move. He made it seem like Songhwa was some sort of prize to be won by the one with the biggest stones 🙄

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    I’m the opposite. I love hugging people and I make it a point to touch (through handshake) people I just met. But this scene with Chihong is uncomfortable even for me.

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    As a Chi-hong shipper I cringed at the shoulder touching. He should have just stayed with the banmal.

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    That shoulder patting does cross the line – badly!

    Does he want to speak banmal or plan out the shoulder pat under the banmal guise on his birthday? I can’t help but think he wants to do what IJ did in the lift.

    I do like CH as a person and doctor. SH has made it very clear on more than one occasion she’s not reciprocating his feeling. I let it slip when he remove the hair from her jacket, thinking he maybe an OCD – but this? He should have noticed how uncomfortable SH is. So many marks deducted in my book.

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    I’m with you on the personal space boundary. Shouldn’t have crossed that line.

    What I hate the most is that all of a sudden, the atmosphere between these 3 people changed drastically. Ik-Joon losing his cool is the most unpleasant thing to watch.

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So this is definitely Goblin/HDL 2.0 but I like it.

Do ghosts grow up though? Or did she grow up because she was in the in-between? You can’t just age a character from one frame to another show! I need answers!

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    I thought it was a comedy moment where she grew old reading all her sins. Lol! I dont know why I thought that! Oh yeah they should explain that!

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    I watched this with my mom and sister and we had the same questions lol

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😂😂😂 So is he an idiot with a kind heart or does he have some sort of superpower because if it’s the former then maybe he should leave the heroics to someone else?

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