Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Gu Yanzhen, 2020 mood
January: Looking forward to a new year.

February: Last meal with friends.

March: Lockdown.

April: Somehow every appliance in the house stops working.

May: Those who had their birthdays in May

June: Going outside for exercise.

…….
What will the rest of 2020 bring? Will people have learned to do social distancing by July?

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Eternal PPL is back baby! 😂😂

Pass me the kimchi drive my car have some chicken oh look ginseng your skin is so pretty yo

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Youtube recommended this to me.
Me: “What in the world???”
Son Ho-joon: “Hi”.
Me: *adds to list up upcoming dramas*

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    Son Ho Jun 🤩
    Song Jong Ho 🤩

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      I don’t think there will be time travel, serial killers or parallel worlds in this one (fingers crossed).
      😀

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    This looks fun. If you like it I’d recommend “The Good, the Bad, the Weird.” One of my fave K-movies.

    Song Jong Ho long time no see. Another king’s guard that had a crush on from years ago haha.

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      Thank you @kiara. I watched MEMORIES OF THE SWORD last night because I wanted to see Kim Go-eun in a fun Goryeo setting… I didn’t know I’d also see Junho (❤️) but it wasn’t really “fun”. Yikes. Beautiful movie, messed up characters.

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        Kim Go-eun does a lot of heavy tragic stuff in Chungmuro.

        This looks like JTBC’s Did we love?
        I hope it’s more like a spaghetti western like The Good the Bad and the Weird. It was a fun watch.

        Leave it JTBC to explore other genres for dramaland.

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          Yes, it’s “Did we love?” To be honest the plot doesn’t interest me, but this teaser looks fun so I’ll give it a try.

          I love spaguetti westerns so I will definitely watch “The Good, the Bad and the Weird”. It would also nice to see Lee Byung-hun in something fun, since Memories of the Sword was soooo tragic. :O

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    This is totally inspired by THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD (2008)
    I was wondering why it looks familiar.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHBNOhN3j1E&vl=en

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      They are using the same music from the film too lol.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt5Z4IhAAMM

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      Song Ji-hyo’s character is a movie producer so maybe that’s why this is inspired by the movie? I suppose the 2008 movie is based on Clint Eastwood’s “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” (1966).

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        I was born after the Clint Eastwood era so I’ve only seen the Korean version.

        So is it good? I’ve heard about it before but haven’t tried it yet.

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Me watching the comments section of THE KING Episode 12 explodes with theories.

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True story: I\’ve lost my Errand Boy fitness and skills.

Now all I do is sit around in my loan shark office and make theories about The King: Eternal Monarch.

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    Have you seen the analysis from bitches over dramas? That is something she has been saying since the beginning. Her blog makes way more sense of TKEM.

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      I’ve heard about it. I was waiting to get back to that opening scene of episode 1 before confirming or tossing out my own theories. I’ll check it out later, thanks!

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        That blog is the only reason I’m sticking to TKEM because packmule, the blogger, does present reasons for many things which the writer and PD missed to show us. That is why I still think that the premise of this show was good, 16 episodes were too less for that and the execution as well as pacing was terrible otherwise it could’ve been great. There are some excellent theories by the bloggers and even commentators and we slowly see them coming true (shown) in the drama. I do at times think that some can be far fetched because maybe KES hasn’t thought that much for the show herself but till yet many seem plausible. If only they were executed properly.

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    Toki I’m with you on the bamboo because I’m looking at this legend from a sageuk point of view.

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      For Silla and Bamboo! We are with Evil Uncle on this one. He probably likes sageuks too 😀

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        Haha we are evil.
        I’m just a simple sageuk girl. I’m in it for the alternate history and anything sageuk related.
        Science and math are a bonus when I’m in the mood for it.

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Stabby OTP. 💖

WDH:”I have a precious friend in Hwi… but it’s also because of Hwi that I am often conflicted… Because we love each other.”
YSJ: “Yes”

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*screams* Do I spy a plot beanies? Like, things are finally happening?
#TheKingEpisode11
#Ican’tbelieveIguessedEvilUncle’sweapon

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30 Day Drama Challenge. Day 19. Drama with squad goals
C-drama: ARSENAL MILITARY ACADEMY. The crazy squad. Loved all their cafeteria scenes.

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30 Day Drama Challenge. Day 19. Drama with squad goals.
SPECIAL LABOR INSPECTOR JO
I’m shamelessly promoting a little drama that brought me much-needed joy last year. I loved seeing the Jo Jang Poong squad come together. If you liked CHIEF KIM you’ll like this!

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Seeing @maybemaknae‘s avatar reminded me of uri silent masked man Yangcha…

Imagine all the memes we would have made if ARTHDAL had aired during the Covid era?

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First 5 minutes: Aw, they’re crying and hugging… Wait. Why are they crying?
Mid-episode: Are we in the past or present or future?
End of episode: Why am I crying??

Me watching THE KING:

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    fdjgkdfs seeing you post this right when I posted my “Why am I crying” post made me laugh, and about two completely different shows

    Drama viewers are always crying

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      Lol. It’s FATE.

      I hope you’re not crying because you are losing your mind though.

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        I’m crying because Extracurricular was the most insane thing I’ve watched in a long time

        Are you losing your mind?

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          That means good crying (and a bean!), I hope?

          I think I lost it several episodes ago. The King is insane in its own unique way. *laughs incoherently*

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    I’m relating to those mid-episode questions. I guess I should make it to the end and maybe cry too.

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      Let’s all cry for what it could’ve been and why we’re still watching.

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I think @yyishere must be helping with the writing of THE KING from behind the scenes. How else did she know Lee Gon would wear a storm trooper mask? Thank you for making the PPL scenes fun YY.

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    That’s terrifying, but also kind of aesthetically pleasing… And is that a glowing face I see? The profile reminds me of Samus from Super Smash Brothers Melee if she had her own Instagram skincare line as a side-hustle.

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    Speaking of mask, I mailed this face mask to my sis @yyishere and she loved it!

    To anyone who wants one, let me know. I’ll have this expedite. It’s very high demand right now.

    Next, I’ll mail this gorgeous comforter to her.

    I love my shipping plan and cutie merchs

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      I’ll take a Gu Yanzhen mask, please.

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        😆😆😆

        That is my next goal. To convert YY sis @yyishere to be a Gu Yanzhen follower. I guess one man at a time, so she doesn’t get too overwhelmed with beautiful men. For now, I’ve successfully turned her going crazy for Lee Min Ho. You might see her ranting about Lee Min Ho here on db, but ignore. That’s just YY sis being tsundere. She’s hot and cold, and cannot express her love too well. But she really loved her face mask and comforter and now wants to get that storm trooper mask badly.

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So this is a thing now? Ok…

Explain your username
I wish I could be pig rabbit (see avatar)
What is the first drama that you watched?
JUMONG. I had no idea it was 81 episodes long and I didn’t even care. Binged it in a week.
Tell us about a job or two that you’ve had in the past.
Cross-cultural literary events organizer (volunteer), Island of Neutrality weather reporter (paid in Duct Tape cocktails).
Have you ever lived a moment that you thought belonged in a drama?
I can’t remember. I must have amnesia.
What drama genres do you especially like?
I gravitate towards sageuk, slice-of-life, and comedy, but I still like a good romance.
What drama genres do you especially dislike?
Rom-coms have been losing me lately.
Is there a drama character you’ve ever strongly identified with, and why?
Go Dok Mi – Flower Boy Next Door. I don’t peep at my neighbors, but I feel safest at home.
What was your major in school?
History.
What’s a random skill you have?
Somehow people laugh at what I say even though I am not trying to make them laugh.
Favorite non-Korean movie and/or TV show?
Lord of the Rings (the book is better of course)
Which Hallyu celebrity would you actually want to meet and spend an hour with?
I’m happy to admire them from afar LOL
Your favorite drama has an unholy alliance with your most hated drama and produces a mutant baby drama. Describe the plot.
I’m lazy so I will just insert all the PPL I can into a time travelling drama. There will be epic battles and horses galloping across the plain, and warriors who get to sit in a massage chair. Plot? What plot?

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Episode 9 preview theory time:

So, is this Eun-seob pretending to be Yeong, or Yeong pretending to be Eun-seob? Or Yeong pretending to be Eun-seob pretending to be Yeong? 😂

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Kdrama challenge made harder LOL.

WishfulToki, dramas I can watch over again and again.

W- Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
I- Incomplete Life (aka Misaeng!)
S- Special Labor Inspector Jo, School 2013, Splish Splash Love
H- Healer
F- Faith, Full House 2, Flower Boy Next Door
U- Uhhhh *got nothing*
L- Love for a Thousand More

T- To.Jenny, The King In Love
O- *got nothing*
K- Kingdom of the Winds
I- Imaginary Cat

It’s much easier to do the “dropped dramas” version but I’m trying to be positive. 😀

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Me: I want to see more of the villain!
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Villain has random conglomerate heir killed by his own poor doppelganger in cold blood.
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Me:

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    How happy the dad looked and then bowing to the villian.

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      I’m assuming that the victim in this scene had his own father bumped off (and replaced with the doppelganger) in order to get the company sooner. *screams some more*

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        Yes, and then so happy for his son to commit his own murder. Creepy.

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          The doppelganger dad so happy. His expression and his son’s was just so creepy.

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    I don’t even know what this is about but wow.

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      You don’t want to know. It’s from THE KING: ETERNAL MUDDLE. It’s crazy scary that people are so easily convinced to murder in this show. It makes little sense to me, but nothing much makes sense in this show anyway (except the alternate Joseon history, which I like).

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    Upvote for GongYoo and Goblin!

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      Even though I complain about certain aspects of the drama, I willingly admit that GOBLIN is a gif goldmine. 😀

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    My reaction : 😐. I wasn’t surprised at all. In fact he deserves it. He was so arrogant.

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Many thanks to the beanies who recommended LITTLE FOREST (2018). I guess slice of life really is my thing. I just need to watch the seasons pass and people cooking food to feel relaxed. Having a solid story and interesting characters helps, a lot.

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    Toki I know you like slice of life and I can’t help but ask you to give My Ajusshi another chance. If i remember correctly you gave up by the first episode but try to make it to the third. Lol sorry for being pushy.

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      Hehe no worries about being pushy. I keep pestering people to watch NIRVANA IN FIRE.

      I was thinking of watching something lighter like COFFEE FRIENDS, but I will give MA another try. It helps to know I should try 3 episodes at least. 🙂

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    Oh you should watch the Japanese version too if you liked this one. I liked it better than the k one though both were lovely.

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I’m too lazy to do the whole 30-day challenge but I’ll join at least once:

First KDrama: JUMONG
I didn’t know 81 episodes is considered a long drama, but I wouldn’t have cared anyway. 😀

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Hi beanies, I’m sorry I missed all the Love, February love. I feel unsafe on DB with all the bots running wild, and @azzo1’s discovery that someone shared her stories on another platform made me retreat permanently from the fanwall (yeah, I’m paranoid, but this place is public so I have a reason to be). I’m still watching dramas but you won’t see me around as much. Let’s say I’m going abroad and this is episode 15. Maybe I’ll be back after a time skip fixes everything.

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    I feel sad now. You’ll be missed, come back soon!

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    take care & don’t catch a drama slump virus ^^’

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      Thanks! I will try to avoid the slump. I can always rewatch Arsenal Military Academy 😅

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    🙁 I understand, Toki, but I would hate to lose contact with you. I know this is probably getting annoying at this point but if you would like to join our Discord chat group, we would still love to have you. People can only join and look at it if someone gives them a specific link (which expires in 24 hours) so it’s more private than DB.

    Just thought I would mention it! I’ll miss you!

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      Many thanks Mindy for the kind invitation, but I’m trying to spend less time online anyway. Keep the Min Ki love strong. Fighting!

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    Noooooo. I’ll miss you! I just try not to share much personal information. The bots seem to be more under control some days than others.

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      They do… to be honest it’s a combination of that anxiety over security and disappointment in the way DB has seemingly abandoned us to the bots. There is little interesting content nowadays, recaps are posted too late for me to care to comment, and I need to sift through spam to find fanwall posts. I’ll miss beanies but I’m tired of this situation. We had fun though. Island parties and Magic Horse memes… Errand Boy saga and gender mix ups… lots of memories.
      *plays CLOY IU OST*😢

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    We’ll miss you.

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      I’ll miss you too. Thanks for your consistently friendly attitude. 🤗

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    We’ll miss seeing you! I’ll miss your wit, poetry, and just plain niceness around here!

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      Thanks Ally for thinking I’m nice. I do try to be nice and polite online, even if I’m quite the tsundere in real life. 😂 Ah, poetry. I’ll try to pick up writing again. Hugs.

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    Nooo 😔 but is that why azzo deleted her stories? That’s absolutely frightening. :/ Suddenly I’m feeling conscious too

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      It is. Good luck with the applications weather reporter nim, and I hope you’re enjoying the BTS comeback. I LOVED Black Swan. 😊

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