Beanie level: Errand boy

The King’s time and space travel is giving me Someday, One day vibes which dealt with travel both ways too. Big shoes to fill.

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Ahjumma April
Yesterday, I was having a conversation with my friend over how humans have to make an effort to please in every non blood relationship, I also recognized that effort is required in blood relations too. There is just too much pressure to live upto the expectations that so many of us end up faking many things, the ones we don’t inherently want to do. While watching Kim Ji young born 1982, I could not ignore how close this was to the reality of several women. From the moment we are born, to the experiences we share growing up. My favorite scene from the movie was essentially, a sad one. KJY’s ex colleagues find out that they have a camera in the ladies washroom and that footage is being watched by few men in their office. The women are sad and enraged but amidst all this, they crack a joke. All 3 of them laugh at that and then sigh again! How many times have we done this? I feel like making fun of the issues has been the coping mechanism most women use when they realize they can’t solve the problem and they can’t change the world. Cry, get over it. Laugh, get over it. I once had an idea to write a similar story as this but I thought it’ll be very preachy, surprisingly KJY born 1982 wasn’t. It was just life. It’s how many women around the world live all their lives. It isn’t exaggerated, yes as a movie it focuses on not the happy parts of a girls life but the sadder ones for the critics who think that this movie only has complaints. And yes those happy moments exist for which we are thankful for being born a girl but the society fails women on many more aspects and that needs to be addressed and that’s what this movie does, incredibly and simply. To all the moms here, do me a favor, show this movie to your boys. This is the movie you show boys to because the women already know all this, they live through all this.

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    When I began to act more as a feminist activist, I began not by trying to convince women to be like me, but to convince men to talk to the women in their lives and listen to their stories: how we ignore patronizing, how we are discriminated at work and in life, how we are hysterical but boys have strong personalities, the reason we go together to a bathroom, why we would never alone a friend that has drunk too much, why we always ask the taxi driver to wait until we’re in. Those things men don’t. And then, I got male friends that listened and realize there was “another life” that they didn’t know about. I’m not saying every man is doing certain things on purpose, but because we all have learned certain things, it doesn’t mean we have to go on with them.

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      That’s great! And that is the approach that should be taken. While I do think that there are several women who have internalized misogyny and they are a problem too but they still understand because we share experiences. However, that’s not the case for men, so many things that people have normalized for women is actually sth that shouldn’t exist in the first place. For instance when I drop friends at their home at night, I stay in the car long enough to see them go inside their homes. This might seem like a caring gesture but no it’s actually just that we want them to go inside their homes because it’s dangerous outside. It’s a normal thing, it shouldn’t be. I studied in a class of where there were 4 women to 1 man, so generally most men wouldn’t really want to bring up discussions that discriminated against women but they still had those concepts. However, my degree encouraged discussions and these men took the effort to speak to women, some didn’t as well. The ones who did, I saw a considerable change in them by 4 years, they promoted feminism and spoke for women rights. They finally got it. Women have very different experiences than men and men can just not understand them without noticing or discussing because they are more priveleged and it’s a concept that any sort of equality will lower them, terribly wrong concept.
      Please watch this movie, I’m sure you’ll like this. I will however say that I got really bad subs on drama c**l so look somewhere else or wait for better subs.

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        I’ve already have the link to k*ssa**an, I believe the subs are also pretty bad.
        I can’t find it in any other site.
        I will tell you whenI’ve watched!

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Ajhumma April
I realized there is a special reason behind me liking I”ll find you when the weather is fine
It’s the lead MOK HAE WON. Dramaland has some awesome women. Search WWW’s women had me in awe, Bae Ta mi and Scarlett being their true badass selves and holding leadership roles made me thinkΒ  “I’d like to be like them”. Be Melodramatic’s trio picking themselves up after falling and acing at life and career made me think “I wish to be like them”. Then there are also women in dramaland that I relate with but they don’t entirely represent me, the Candy. My inability to say no, endure, or even be an underdog is similar to theirs, but a guy certainly can’t solve my problems and unlike most Candies (lol) I have never been the center of attention. Unfortunately while watching the Candy I feel that even if I hold any similarity to her, I should be ashamed of that. So whenever I look at them I say “I definitely don’t want to be like that”. Then came Mok Hae Won. She was quiet, introspective, I would also call her introvert. She couldn’t fight back work pressure but she had a say. She has few good friends. She doesn’t forgive easily if someone wronged her. Cool people don’t appease her and she knows how to find her warm spot and get away from uncomfortable positions. Mok Hae Won is the first woman in dramaland that is completely amazing while being herself. She is the one female that I see and think “I am her and I don’t need to be ashamed of that”. Her character is the only female lead I remember that doesn’t make me feel that I’m not living the right way, I hope I was more upfront and daring or whatever I am, I hope I wasn’t. She’s just there being normal and her awesome self, not badass, not dependent, not extraordinary. She doesn’t need to do something to become better. She is the best already.

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Besides Kingdom it\’s also a terrible time to watch Hi Bye Mama. Showing the deceased\’s perspective and how every moment is precious with your loved ones is so depressingly appropriate rn when most of us are either scared of purs or someone\’s else\’s life. Stay safe guys, I hope the world gets through this safely.

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Hospital playlist: Umm so what exactly is the story? Is it just going to be random case to case and person to person for the next 10 eps. This totally has an episodic series feel but that\’s what this team doesn\’t do. As of yet it is just giving me atypical medical drama feel with things being more over the place. Against the popular opinion, I don\’t feel anything. I thought episode 2 will be better but again it\’s just random patients combined with an emphasis on the humanistic side where they definitely want us to feel things. I\’m not invested but I will stay watch for my favorites. Show you have both JKH and JJS, don\’t disappoint me!

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    You’re not alone in your opinion, I was okayish with the first episode even with the weird tonal shifts. But I finished the second episode feeling quite detached from it all. There needs to be some continuing plot-lines as the medical storylines are getting wrapped far too easily for me. Also there isn’t really anything different about this show from other medical dramas. We are getting very similar medical cases and stories and conflicts to other medical dramas. At least, RDTK (S1 I have not seen S2) gave high pressured cases and a fun, memorable character in Teacher Kim. Some of the characters feel a little one note (JKH character only seems to be angry all the time and the overt focus on Kim Dae Myung’s character’s far too close attachment to his mother is getting a little annoying and far too strange for a character who is supposed to be 40 years old). T

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      Oh yeah I was tired by this episode. As you said in your post, there seems to be no end goal. I was hoping this would be something like Life. While Life focused on hospital politics maybe this would’ve been slice of life, but right now it’s just juggling everything and I’m not impressed. The only running theme seems to be the song the band is going to play. There should still be a story, there is no story at all for now.

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Given my reluctance to watch medical dramas, I still made it through the first episode of Hospital Playlist. Like every other show by this writer-pd duo, I\’ll have to give this show at least 4 episodes, I\’ve mostly found their first few episodes to be all over the place because there is always a huge ensemble cast. On the other hand Sung Hwa is such a badass girl crush. I\’ve always wanted to be like her including being the main vocalist of a band lol. It\’s weird that I\’m more envious of characters like her rather than inspired.

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Looking back at my playlist, I hardly have any song that speaks to me as a woman. Today is international women\’s day so please link me to any song that speaks to you as a woman!

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So the monarchy setup is modern? Why did I naturally assume that it will be a historical. I\’m more interested now because I dig modern monarchy setups. But I know I\’ll be watching only 6 eps 😂

https://www.soompi.com/article/1386933wpp/the-king-eternal-monarch-introduces-characters-of-lee-min-ho-kim-go-eun-woo-do-hwan-and-more

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This is so beautiful. While I do know that Boa is a good singer, I’ve never liked her as much but here, she is wonderful. However, LDW is surprisingly good and their voices sound great together.

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https://www.koreaboo.com/stories/running-man-legendary-moment/

I agree with this so much and I suddenly miss the old RM. Really want to see a good old episode right now 😢

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I finally finished My Ajusshi . It took me 2 years to finish this. Two years back I wasn’t in the right mental state to watch it, I loved it but it drained me. 2 years later things weren’t getting better so I decided to continue it back from the beginning since Viki picked it. I am glad that delay happened because it lead me to understand the show way better than I would have 2 years ago. I related with every character in the show in one aspect or another. Being the silent middle child, Dong Hun struck me as the most familiar but it was Choi Yu Ra’s low self esteem and inability to fight herself and the world that related to me the most. Sang Hun and Gi Hun’s career failures, Yoon Hui’s inability to settle in a loving and caring community but the one she finds unable to connect with and Jung Hee’s inability to move on. And Ji An made my problems petty and small, she made me realize that there are many other Ji An’s around me and I could only put some effort in becoming a Dong Hun in their life. I can’t describe this show, really. 2 years ago I called it a tale of depression. Every other character was depressed in one way or another and to show that depression there was some solid reason attached to it. Dong Hun’s depression and unfulfilment agreed way before him finding about Yoon Hui. Yes it was a broken family but I felt the hollowness of Dong Hun’s soul went way beyond that. It was what made me relate to him initially. This show is wonderful and I would actually want to know the views from those who didn’t like it as much. Why did they think that? To me it’s flawless but I’d like to see this show from another angle. Since, March starts tomorrow, I’ll be a little early and post my favorite song from the show. The translated lyrics in this video don’t do enough justice to the song as they are different from the beautiful translation at viki, still it is amazing, like the show.

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    *unfullfillment existed way before*
    I told myself I’d write a lot about My Ajusshi after I’m done with it but the last episode and entire show just wrapped up so nicely that I’ve mostly been speechless.

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      I finished that drama just feeling so satisfied by it. Like taking a deep cleansing breath. It breaks your heart but puts it together again so beautifully.

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        Yes unlike most dramas where you feel that hole, after MA I felt my heart was full.

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    wow..i didn’t even realize this series released 2 yrs ago.. feels like last year

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      It premiered in March 2018, has been 2 years almost. Also maybe we didn’t have really good kdramas last year, so maybe it stayed in your mind 🤔😅

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    What a beautiful write up for a beautiful show! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. This is my favorite song from the show, too. I just love it and still listen to it often.

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      Thanks a lot, I really couldn’t convey much of my thoughts after the end. I love it, it clearly gets a 10 from me. I kept listening to this song since I watched an episode when it aired, the song is one of my favorites too.

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    I don’t remember everything about this show anymore but I can try to talk about some things I didn’t like about it, I doubt many people will reply that because it’s such a popular show. Not that it doesn’t deserve it, drama has many amazing qualities but you didn’t ask about them. πŸ˜›
    I hated his brothers. The other issues were small stuff, like IU not being very good on second half, and the ending being a little too open for interpretation, but I really detested these 3 characters and their repetitive scenes and their stories and they took a lot of time, that could have been better spent exploring his wife, his boss, his absent son, his mom, the loan shark, or pretty much anything and anyone. πŸ˜›

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      I have seen a few people weite that they don’t like My Ajusshi aa much as others but that’s where the discussion stops since it’s such a favorite to many lol. But I totally encourage that dialogue and that’s why I asked I wanted to know why those people didn’t like it. I have always thought that while live watching you can see more issues then while marathoning because you get enough time to assess a single episode. I agree that the 3 brothers got a lot of time but that was completely fine to me because they were the main characters anyway. I also agree that many others were hardly explored specially Jun Yeong and Ji seok. For a show with a somewhat ensemble cast, there were four characters that were more central to it. But all these were very negligent to me compared to the whole experience of the show.

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    This is the drama that I think is perfect. It’s hard to watch but so worth it.

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      It is hard and perfect for me too. I dropped it once 2 years back and started it back from the beginning in December this year, could only complete 2 months later when there were only 16 episodes.

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    You described Dong Hoon so perfectly. In fact, every time I thought about Dong Hoon’s deep loneliness I couldn’t help but cry a little.

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      Thanks. Dong Hon had a lonely charm that just related with me so much. That hollowness was deep but so ordinarily humane.

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I’m not even sure what is the exact name of this song. I’ve read somewhere that it’s Endless Yearning. I don’t fully know what all the lyrics mean except for some that was subbed by subbers at Viki when it played in Yong Jiu Grocery Store. I love it from the moment I heard it, because I relate. I know it’s a sad song but it’s also hopeful just like the MV, just how it was used in the show. There is despair but there is also a tinge of hope. Today is this kind of day. It has been this kind of day since long. There my be lots of despair but there is hope, there is hope.
Love,
February

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Gahhh I\’ll recommend My Ajusshi to everyone but I know many people in my rl won\’t be up for watching anything Korean. I\’m catching up on the show after I left live watching it because I couldn\’t handle my real life issues enough lest I dive into a show that shows life. But I remember my only reasons of watching MA were LSG and the director. But also weirdly LSG\’s walk. I don\’t know if it\’s shallow or what but LSG has a very smooth walk and the director used it to his full potential in the show.

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I wanted to start February on a good note. About love, about hope. Got a reminder of how half the population of this world still suffers horribly.
To the women who endure every hardship,
To the women who stay strong despite everything,
To the women who wished they were born male,
To the women who are told by other women to endure, have hope and be patient,
To the women who want justice,
To the women who want their life back,
To the amazing women in the world,
Thank you for being you and staying in this world
Love, February

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I hate announcing my own birthday but there\’s a weird thing about today, I have met so many (actually many) people in my life who share the same birthday 27 Jan. I wonder if there is someone here too?

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    Not me. Happy Birthday!!!

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    Happy Birthday! A new year in many ways for you.

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    Not me, but I know many January birthday people. I guess couples are very busy in April πŸ˜‰ Happy birthday btw! πŸ™‚

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      Haha i was so sure they’d be someone with this birthday on DB too, there are too many indeed. Thanks ❤️

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    Happy birthday! Hope you had a lovely day πŸ™‚

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      Thank you❤️ it has just begun, let’s see how it goes.

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    Happy birthday!

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    Happy Birthday!

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    Happy Birthday! πŸ˜€

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    Happy Birthday, wapzy!
    I know so many January babies and 1 actually does share your birthday, he’s turning 32 today.. or is it 33 😅

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      Haha see, I knew it! Lol obv there are not only 365 people in the world, people do share birthdays but the weird fact is that I always come across them or know of their existence. I’ve said Happy Birthday so many times on my own birthday 😂 so Happy Birthday to that guy too and Thank you ❤️

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        There are 7 people in my Facebook friends list that share your birthday! πŸ˜› One of them is a good friend of mine!

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          Haha that is too much. There are 3 on my fb friends list but I know many others who aren’t that close to be added on fb. There is definitely some family planning regarding this date 😂
          I am so occupied with this that I accidentally wrote HB insted of thank you to someone who was wishing me 😂

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    Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

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    Happy Birthday! I hope it’s a wonderful one! 🎂

    I just literally wished my sister a happy Birthday also as it’s also hers today 😁

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      Thanks ❤️ Happy Birthday to your sister too. It is indeed a popular birth date.

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    Happy Birthday~! ^^

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Help! I am trying to lure a friend into dramas and with this friend I\’ve been trying for so long. Fortunately she finally saw parasite and realized thats ssubs aren\’t a big deal so she\’s up for trying. But this is a kinda crucial time because she will bail out of even the first show she tries, she ends up not liking. Our choices are similar but dofferent. She likes slice of life and family drama type of shows (she said she likes This Is Us) but I once tried to show her The Most Beautiful Goodbye (I love that show) and she said it was boring, she probably ahrdly saw 5 mins of it. And I think, most stuff I watch is boring. The first episodes of My Ajusshi, Misaeng even JBL won\’t really lure her because if they are exactly up my ally, they will seem boring to her at first. So beanies what do I do? What should I recommend her? I thought of Cheese in the Trap because it has a good first episode but I don\’t want to torture her later. I also thought of WLFKBJ but you know, the first 3 episodes of that were weak. Reply 1988 is another option but I\’m thinking she\’ll chicken out because of the episode length. Other thank k dramas, I thought of Taiwanese drama Yong Jiu Grocery Store also J drama If Talking paid.

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    Lol at the typos
    Subs* hardly* different*
    You see I was in a hurry.

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    If she likes family dramas with melo maybe jdrama Wakamono Tachi? If you want a lighter show maybe Age of Youth? If Talking Paid might be too much talking for a newbie? πŸ™‚

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      I haven’t seen the two you mentioned so maybe I can’t really assure her if they are good but I’ll send her the synopsis. If talking paid was another option I was sceptical about because in the very first show you are quite unaware of the cultural contexts and ITP has them so yeah not that good an option for a first time watch and too much talking and dialogue to catch up to the subs, even I lost subs while watching that.

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    How about something like Radiant Office, which is a bit quirky but also a good workplace drama. Or if she likes action with a revenge plot and interesting relationships, Lookout is quite good.

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      I bailed out of Radiant Office too because I found it a little boring (the first 1,2 episodes) but I’ll send her the synopsis. I’ve heard Lookout is really good but didn’t get around to seeing it yet so maybe she’ll try it.

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    If you’re OK with a Taiwanese drama – how about In Time With You? Still one of the best dramas out there in my opinion, and it was interesting from the start, never draggy or boring. There’s also Oh Hae-young Again/Another Ms. Oh which I recall had a pretty good first few episodes. Fated to Love You seems to be a gateway drama for a lot of people and that definitely has a lot going on in the first few episodes, though Jang Hyuk can be a bit over-the-top for some. Or maybe the classic gateway drama, Coffee Prince?

    You could try starting with a mini-drama like to.Jenny, Splish Splash Love or You Drive Me Crazy which are all short but pack a lot of punch into 2ish hours and would expose you to a lot of regular dramaland faces.

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      +1 mini-dramas might work to lure that friend x)

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      Totally forgot about the specials. They would actually be a really good start. I haven’t watched In Time with You either but I think I’ll tell her only about Korean now. Thanks.

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    Fight My Way
    Be Melodramatic
    Because This Is My First Life
    Father Is Strange(A bit long but worth it)
    Age of Youth

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      This is a great list. Recommended her Be Melo already. Thanks.

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    R97 is probably better for a first time watcher than R88.

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      You might be right. I think I couldn’t get into R97 as much as I did in R88 that is why I naturally thought of that.

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    reply 1999!!!! that’s th efirst one i ever watched and what got me into it. and the ep length totally varied!!

    if she liked parasite tho in terms of thriller maybe ‘Stranger’?

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      I think thriller isn’t really the genre she watches, parasite is an exception. Reply 97 you mean? I’ll tell her to see that.

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    This Week My Wife Will Have an Affair might fit the bill. It’s got high production value, a subject that is relatable across cultures, and it’s only 12 short episodes. I might also suggest current drama Diary of a Prosecutor for a funny, character-driven, slice-of-life kind of drama.

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      I thought of this too, plus we have a terribly misogynist cheating drama (local)on air so maybe I’d want her to see a good example. Also it’s probably one of the best dramas in Korea on this subject, given that I haven’t seen VIP yet.

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    I’d go with Healer. I think it really starts off strong and keeps a good pace. I think it just has a certain magic to it.

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      Healer brought me back to dramas when I left it after Heirs but idk if she’ll like it given her choice of shows. Healer is though the stereotypical kdrama, i mean if i had to explain the charms of kdramas to someone, I’ll show them Healer. So maybe I can try.

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    The drama that brought me back to Kdrama land is Descended from the Sun. This is not the genres your friend prefers, but perhaps she’ll like it if she’s one of the crowd?

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Confession: I read @azzo1 \’s Sticky Note Adventures from 1 to 8 whenever I\’m feeling low. Instantly brings a smile to my face.

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Ok DB was gone for so long. I legit panicked but I also got some work done lol.

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    Me too! Productive and nerve-wrecking hours indeed.

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Hello guys. I\’m not sure of DB is going anywhere or not but just in case I wanted to know if the community here is frequently uses another platform too. Are there any discord channels (which welcome all beanies and aren\’t only for closer beanie friends) or any other site which many of you go to?

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Finally watched Parasite . While it was great and a very intelligent depiction of a capitalist society, where there are Parks, Moons and Kims all around us and we are one of them, I don’t think it was outstanding. Several people liked it immensely so I thought it would be mind blowing but maybe I had my hopes too high. Nevertheless it was uncomfortably realistic and has me pondering now. What does one do to end or deal with this huge socio economic difference that exists in most capitalist socities?

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    Vote! Vote and encourage everyone you know to vote as well for candidates who support your views.

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