Beanie level: Errand boy

Lee Dong Wook with dark copper hair is mesmerizing.

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@db-staff can we get an option to turn off the video player please?

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    I don’t have a problem with closing it every time. What I do have a problem with though is what is the point of showing dramas?? Like it started showing a random episode of The Entertainer. You could watch variety or concerts randomly, but who would watch ep 9 of a random show with no context??

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      Hahahahahha ME! Guilty of watching random eps of YFAS and Pinocchio. Since i’ve seen both i didn’t mind but i do think they play it by order of episodes – only we don’t know the timing.

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        I would watch random eps of Pinocchio too! I know it by heart and would love it! but I haven’t encountered it or any other shows except for Entertainer and another show that I didn’t recognize, although I check db multiple times every day. Yeah, not knowing the schedule is very weird.

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          *Weird for people who actually wish to follow a show they haven’t seen before*

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          I think it’s Birth of a Beauty, i’ve only seen these 4 so far.

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    It’s not much of a bother on pc but on mobile is a different story.

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🗣MARY STAYED OUT ALL NIGHT IS ON KOCOWA!!! This is NOT a drill!!!

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If We Were a Season: Did she not like the best friend? Did she start liking the new guy and her father’s affair made her realize it? Was she going to Seoul to be with new guy? I need answers. Help!

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    What type of answers do you want?? Spoiler-y ones or one that are of assurances??

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    She was emotionally confused – I think she may have started to realize her feelings for her best friend, but when it coincided with the reveal that her father was having an affair the emotional turmoil and confusion had her back out because she didn’t want the friendship to change. She may have also started liking the new guy, but not because of the affair – because he actually treated her like a girl unlike her best friend. But instead of these emotions playing out, she had her whole world turned upside down when she learned of the affair. It dominated anything else she felt for anyone. Which makes sense. And as a result, all her feelings were tainted, and she couldn’t clearly assess what her feelings were. She probably didn’t want to change any of her other relationships. But it also made her stop and look inward, and stop having to present this perfect student image to the world; she essentially rebelled against both what she was used to and against her feelings.

    I don’t think she was going to be with new guy. She was just leaving home and taking a gap year (which was unexpected of a perfect student like her). I think the ending was supposed to show us that she finally finding the balance. By leaving her home she was starting fresh, but by making up with her best friend they reopen the door to re-starting their relationship – in any form. I love that ambiguity, because they could go back to who they were, they could have a romantic relationship, or they could also not go back to being friends, but now the bitterness of their ending is washed away. Whatever it was they have/had can be defined with a clean slate.

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      Thank you! I thought since it was a special it would have a clear cut ending. I was thrown off by the open ending. I stopped watching the series after the second movie with Jo Bo Ah. Seemed like all of them were going to be like that.

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        No problem – I love this special and have watched it a few times so I’ve had a lot of time to think about it. I liked the ambiguous ending here because it felt so real but I can see how it would frustrate people.

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It finally happened. Five Children is gone from Viki and is exclusively on Kocowa. Bye bye superior subs. 😢😒

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I just remembered why I don’t frequent Dramabeans as much anymore even though I have the Pandemic Blues. I hate all of these damn pop-ups! Like is there no way to turn off the video player?

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    I just click the right top of the player and it disappears until I reopen DB. I think you also gave less pop ups if you’re a subscriber. I always had an adblocker installed which also got ride of all my pop ups.

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      I have several ad blockers and I contributed however, nothing stops the video player from popping up every time I go to a new page nor the BTS face mask pop-up. Ugh

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The Spy Who Loved Me doesn’t come on until NOVEMBER?!!! Ugh.

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Jo Bo Ah is going to ruin another drama for me. I was really looking forward to LDW too. Guess I’ll give it a try, maybe I can over look here.

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I’m still running errands. Lol.

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I just cried like a baby because Young Dal and Young Suk finally found each other. This weekender is going on my list w/ Five Children, Father is Strange and Marry Me Now. #OnceAgain

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    Is this the motivation I needed to continue this drama?
    Lol, stopped on ep 40/20 and I just can’t seem to continue.

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      Honestly, I skipped more than a few but ended up going back to watch.

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Eun Joo is really unlikable as a sibling. She has very few likeable qualities to me.

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    Oh I thought I’m the only one who doesn’t enjoy her behavior.
    I know she is going through so much but the harshness and bitterness she shows is just too much! Sometimes words leave more scars than actions and I found many of her words mean. Making family members cry n then leave..
    I can’t relate to her because my older sister is so kind and caring even when she is in pain.

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Once Again is finally starting to progress! I guess we’re half way through so it’s about time. I really want the sibling connection to be revealed. Hurry up!

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I really miss DramaFever. It was so organized compared to Viki and especially Kocowa.

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Daaaaaaannngggg! I felt that from Do Hee.

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    What a satisfying smack! Might have gotten as may replays as the hugs and forehead kiss.😂

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I can’t wait for the recap of episode 6 of UF. I’m confused about a small part at the end. Also which sister does the friend like in present day? I’m torn. I think I’ll stay on Neutral Island instead of hopping on a particular ship. I don’t really like Eun Joo but I think she and Chan Hyeok (?) would be good for each other. The yin to her yang. On the other hand I love a good friends to lovers plotline.

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    I’m firmly on Neutral Island too because I have no idea where this show is going. I thought for sure EJ was the one CH likes but then it seemed like EH. I could go for either pairing.

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    I’m also confused.
    So much. I’ve just written a commentary on other beanie post regarding this.
    I love EunHee and ChanHyeok relation as friends, they share magic, but I don’t see them (yet) as a couple.
    And there’s this tension between EunJoo and ChanHyeok. Not a bad tension, but just the feeling that they are not saying something… am I the only one who thinks so?

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      You are not alone. I think so too. Like maybe Eun Joo 7sed to like him but didn’t do anything because of Eun Hui.

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Eun Joo is mad that her husband told her about herself. It takes 🗑 to know 🗑.

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Eun Joo is a witch with a b.

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So his parents knew?! Wow, no regard for Eun Joo’s life at all. #UnfamiliarFamily

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I waited until King ended so I could binge the second half. I’m at the end of ep10. If she dies at the end of this drama I AM GOING TO BE PISSED!!!

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    Keep going mate. Among other things, I guarantee the entertaining value is the best thing that happened to this drama.

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This will be a little long so I apologize in advance.

During this latest protest for yet another killing of a black person by racist police officers we’ve all seen the various statements of support by artists of all walks life. The one that stood out for me was CL.

I am not a fan. I liked a few of 2NE1’s songs and I absolutely love Bom but CL has always rubbed me the wrong way. For me, she represents what I hate the most. A non-black woman making a living off the backs of black women. As a black woman myself, nothing irritates me more than a non-black woman being celebrated for the very things black women are condemned for even though we created them. She was just a Korean Kardashian to me. The fact that she made her U.S debut with Method Man in the video really irritated me. Black people as props gets under my skin but I was mad at him for that not her.

The other day, her statement of support for the BLM movement made me re-examine the way I see her. K-Pop started off the backs of black people and she acknowledged that. For the first time ever someone admitted it. I don’t mean the usual “Growing up I was influenced by (insert black artist name here)”. I mean actually acknowledged that it is all influenced by black people “whether they want to admit or not“. It blew me away.

I was talking to my oldest daughter about it and I told her we were looking at it wrong. At her wrong. This is a case of “don’t hate the player, hate the game”. We shouldn’t be mad at her for taking advantage of something. She didn’t create the problem, she finessed a system. It isn’t her fault that people love black culture as long as black people aren’t the ones serving it up. She grew up in a world where hip-hop ruled so why wouldn’t she want to become a rapper?

I think the timing of her statement says something too. Not because of the protest but because she is no longer under YG’s thumb. I mean he is one of the original Korean hijackers of all things black relating to music and style. Does she feel free to say what she really feels now or is she taking advantage of black people again? It might be a little of both or more of one than the other, only she knows. Whichever it is, that support meant something to me. I might have misjudged her. From now on I will enjoy 2NE1’s songs without the guilt of supporting yet another culture vulture.

Of course there are others that came out in support. This article https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/k-town/9394672/korean-kpop-artists-support-black-lives-matter-george-floyd brought tears to my eyes. There are some that should have been the first to support but still haven’t and I fear I will have to unstan (I’m looking at you Kwon Ji Yong).

This entire thing has me tired. I’ve been tired. It’s exhausting and it won’t stop anytime soon. As a black woman, this is my life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

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    I am gonna be the bad guy and say it out loud..biggest kpop group in the world aka you know who has done lots and lots of cultural appropriations, called blacks Korean slang for the n word and nobody is ever going to call them out….anybody who does so in twitter is mass reported until that account vanishes……I am glad I never stanned them

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      Who?!! I think I know but I want to be sure.

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        you guessed right…they have done so many problematic things and it keeps getting swept under the rug by their legions….it will catch up though at some point…it always does

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      There’s one word in korean which sounds exactly like the n word you’re referring to but it’s something completely different. Many reactors where very offended by this but after they’ve found out about the misunderstanding in comment section. Homonyms can do lot of harm but that’s the magic of different languages.

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        that’s not the one……its an old interview in some variety I saw popping up in my feed and it was very offensive….its not like the variety host were themselves were any better laughing at it…its like that Hasan Minhaj piece online….there is deep seated prejudice against dark skinned in both South Asia and South East Asia…they don’t even realize how offensive it can be…the thing is when you use music that originated in black communities in America to make a career, the least you can do is educate yourself….I am not sure that is the case with this group

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          They don’t think that that’s something wrong but they hate when people are doing the monolids sign on their faces or thinking about East Asians that they are all like Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee or call them yellow people. We have a long way to go to understand that skin colour doesn’t matter, nor your nationality, nor your personal background but what matters is your personality and your actions.

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            Racism has many form but right now the focus is on systematic and institutional racism that happens in mainland USA…East Asians in US or other countries have not been denied housing, their ancestors were not sold, denied rights for generations that put them 100 of years backwards and at a disadvantage in terms of socio-economic development and are definitely not shot on presumption of guilt alone….this are not one to one scenarios. There is time and place for each of these things to be addressed and they should be. We all have some unconscious bias within us thanks to the cultural setup that we were raised in…the issue was about kpop, groups appropriating black culture, using hip hop for clout yet failing spectacularly show any intent on learning more about their history, abuse or offenses. I merely pointed out one example of how stan culture in one hand writes #BLM and in other hand protects their fab group from scrutiny by outright denying they ever have done questionable things or caused severe offense by pretending it never happened and reporting anybody who raises the legitimate questions. I do believe there are haters who try to amplify this for wrong reasons but from what I’ve seen, extremely offensive things have been said and done yet not one word of apology….just sweep it under the rug and nobody will notice is happening at the moment.

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        I just hope that I’ll get a chance in my life that people will be respected as for who they are and not for the colour of their skin. In my native country gypsies are treated the same way as black people in the US. They’re also admired for their music but the hate is like a tattoo in korean television – they put lot of makeup on it to make it invisible, but it’s there and people are shocked when they see it.

        Fingers crossed for you out there that the history will rewrite itself again and this time I hope they’ll cover it with a good law that you can do your everyday life without being threatened.

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    I’ve never payed that much attention to Jay Park but after seeing him and then as his company show support I might want to. Plus, the Gang remix.

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      I used to love him but he’s said some things in the last few years that made me dislike him. Jackson Wang too. It speaks volumes as to where people stand when you look at who benefits most from black culture while staying silent.

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    There is a song from a 1950s Rodgers & Hammerstein musical named South Pacific:

    You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear
    You’ve got to be taught from year to year
    It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.

    You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
    Of people whose eyes are oddly laid
    And people whose skin is a different shade
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.

    You’ve got to be taught, before it’s too late!
    Before you are 6, or 7 or 8
    To hate all the people your relatives hate
    You’ve got to be carefully taught!
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.

    Mandy Patinkin singing “You’ve Got To be Taught” and “Children Will Listen”
    https://youtu.be/owxRpV7l8Dc

    ❤️❤️❤️

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    As a white middle-aged american woman I find myself wanting to apologize for all the injustice and horror that you have experienced. (it must be the catholic in me to want to take everything on)
    But mostly I want you to know that I feel so much pain right now, and so much anger, and then some hope that maybe things will get better for all of us.
    I can’t help but think when Black Lives truly matter then and only then will ALL lives matter!!!

    (it certainly was nice to see people protesting at the gates of the WH today) – but mostly I want to say that I care. And I want things to be different and I will try in my old lady way to try and make a change…

    Sending you many virtual hugs and much love and strength…

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