Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

I finished Special Labor Inspector Jo over the weekend and I don’t want to move on without expressing how much I enjoyed this drama! It was simple, funny, and had a great ensemble cast. Whoever envisioned this drama knew exactly what they were going for and stuck with it until the end. It embraced it’s characters and their quirky personalities, cheesy winks included. But it worked! Any other drama I would have rolled my eyes at all the winking but it was hilarious. The cast was great and it looks like they had fun filming this. Kim Dong Wook…I never knew he could be so funny and goofy. And Kim Kyung Nam galore with a full blown romance. THANK YOU! I loved how as the story progressed Jo’s team grew bigger and how the ending credits added them as they joined. It was the little things that made me love this drama. I already said it before but it reminds me so much of Miss Korea. If anyone knows of another drama with the same vibe please share! Labor Inspector was such an easy watch with thought out characters that you can’t help but love. Thanks for the rec Toki!

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    Oh I really enjoyed Miss Korea! So now you have me more curious about this one. I will check it out.

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I watched Homme Fatale with Junho yesterday and it was a pretty bad movie. I, believe it or not, did not like Junho in this at all. *gasp* I know. I know! I don’t know if it was bad directing or just the plot that was as lifeless as a limpy noodle but it made me dislike Junho’s acting and line delivery. It felt forced and I’m just so baffled at how much I disliked it and how much I didn’t care for any of the characters. Maybe I’m used to the story telling pace of 16 hour long dramas but the plot felt rushed, jarring, and overall incohesive. Towards the end I felt Junho’s acting skills were better showcased, like the fire scene, but it was very short lived so it fell flat. I’ve seen him do much better than this so me thinks it was bad directing and writing. Or maybe Junho just didn’t “get” this character? It was also such a waste of Jung Somin! So now I wish these two reunite in a sageuk one day with a full blown out romance because they were cute together. Now I’m very intrigued as to Junho’s Joseon diction in his new drama lol.

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    You don’t like Junho? *gasps* @eazal must know this.

    😂

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      I haven’t watched Homme Fatale because I’ve heard some very bad reviews about the drama.
      The same reason I haven’t watched Big with uri Gong Yoo, or God’s Gift – 14 days with CSW.
      I’m very picky about my devoted love to my babes.
      But @yongsital… that hurt… 😂😂😂😂😂

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        Teehee. I know. I USED TO LOVE CSW so much (don’t tell Pickle about my use of past tense), but then Sisymess happened and I was done.

        My love for my past BBs is like wind: It comes, it goes.
        *pretends to sob*
        *hopes for the best for BB*

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          You’re lucky Pickle logs on DB even less than I do lately.
          Tsk, tsk, tsk… Sisymess was a mess but my love for CSW is intact.

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            You’re a good fan Eaz. Pickle will be so proud of you.

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          I see what you’re doing here….

          Hahaha. No worries. I’m happy there’s less competition for CSW πŸ˜‰

          Although, like Eaz, I avoid shows that are clearly bad. Somehow I knew Sisymess (I love that name hahaha) would be a disaster even before it aired, and didn’t make any effort to follow it.

          Whatever he has done, CSW will always and forever be in our hearts, right, Eaz?

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            Pickle how can you come here?
            Lol 😂 🥺😘
            *hugs* *shy*

            And yes, you have no competitor in me cos I’ll say cutely with BB for the time being.

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            Hahaha Lakes, Eaz and I, for sure, are in the CSW fan club. You’re welcome to return to base when you want to, although I see KSHbb has taken you away to another place. πŸ˜€

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        Yeah don’t watch it. It’s terrible. I’m heartbroken. 😭

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      Lol I’m baffled too but I was literally one minute in and heard Junho say two lines and had to do a double take. Like is this really my Junho that I’m so proud of? But I still finished it for him haha

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        Oh, you suffering for your love for Junho, like a FL In a drama… he’s wrong but I love him and I’m by his side.. awwww… cute!

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    I didn’t want to say it when it came out just before his enlistment because wanted to be supportive, but same. I think from start of filming to when it came out in theaters, the time felt relatively short. Perhaps it was rushed and it did feel rushed, plus bad directing. I couldn’t get the tone and/or the story didn’t dive in enough when it matters. And sadly…there wasn’t enough chemistry to make the romance convincing enough for that ending to have impact. 😭 Junho had sizzle with both females and males in his prior works so this is an anomaly. Honestly I think he do better with time so I’m looking forward to his new historical but in drama form.

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      Oh you’re right. In a span of 6 months they filmed and released it. I noticed it had JYPs logo in the beginning credits so I wonder if they’re to blame for the bad production? I guessed they wouldn’t end up together rather quickly so I didn’t care either for the ending reveal. Or I didn’t understand his thought process in turning the girl down. Like why dude? I don’t get it, you like her, she likes you, what correlation was there with his friend’s suicide and his relationship with Jung Somin’s character? Bad writing!! lol I’m sure he’ll do great with his new drama though. Looks like he’s been getting into character already so I’m positive! This was just a bad apple.

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    I watched it last year! Only now after the 2PM comeback did I realize who Junho is and that he was in that. I remember thinking he was a pretty dude at the time, but nothing else. It’s a silly movie, I’m not even sure if I didn’t fall asleep and miss some bit of it 🤔
    Now I really want to watch a Junho drama for Pretty Shallow reasons, but I guess I’ll go with Wok of Love ☺️

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      That’s a good one, although Just Between Lovers & Chief Kim top my list for him. He’s sleek & gorgeous in Chief Kim..ya know for shallow reasons lol but then again I always find him attractive so your pick, you can’t lose. 🤣

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You know I’ve never been interested in Kim Soo Hyun’s work but I finally saw him in action and props to him for his acting. I can see where the praise comes from.

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I promise I’ll shut up about 2PM after this post for a while but I just heard this song and it’s wonderful. Happy Monday~

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    I scrolled past this song on my playlist today because I couldn’t remember what it was and I was in the mood for something else, but seeing your post it’s too coincidental so I clicked. And I’m reminded of how much I love this song. 😭❤👍

    Underrated.

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    Oh, now you’re down the WooYoung rabbit hole!!
    He is so, so talented.
    Embrace your love for Jang WooYoung!!!

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Ever since Soyeon\’s comeback was announced I was hoping for her to meet 2PM at music shows and she did! She\’s always been so vocal on how big of a fan she is. She\’s so tiny in comparison lol.

Here\’s her showing off her albums and photo cards like the true fangirl she is.

Soyeon flexing her signed 2PM albums pic.twitter.com/t6B2LqY7lB— keeper 🍔🥬🙅🏻‍♀️ (@reminniescence) July 11, 2021

IG link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CRMKpVtF8Qf/?utm_medium=share_sheet

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    And then she explained she was so nervous about giving them the presents because she doesn’t like her handwriting that she wrote letter by letter because she wanted them to understand what she was writing. Took her two hours, and I thought it was so, so sweet. And all members posted pictures on their SNS and you could see how proud they were.
    It was all awwwwwwwwwwww.

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      Yeah the two hour part was adorable and understandable. She also kind of danced to Heartbeat in another Vlive. She’s adorable. I read Jun.K got teary eyed.

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2PM is a distraction from my drama watching schedule (I’ve watched absolutely nothing since last Monday). Junho is a distraction and Woo Young has grown to be a huge distraction. Send help.

This was so funny to me because he’s such a close second to being my favorite after Junho…

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    Wooyoung is a treasure and I’ve always felt like the most underrated member, when he’s so talented both as a dancer and as musician. But Wooyoung is also a free spirit that needs to be on his own.
    I just hope we will have lots of him after this comeback and that he doesn’t disappear as he always does.
    I love his sense of humour and how witty he is.
    He can change from cutie baby to sexy man in a minute.
    Khun said once he was the most dangerous member to women because he’s handsome and funny and women love men that make them laugh.

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      Really? I feel like he has a special charm that drew me right in. He seems really easy going and effortlessly funny. To be honest I fell in love with his Without You performance..ya’ know the one. ❤ Please don’t tell me he disappears lol I need more WY.

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Amidst all this 2PM fun I’ve also been keeping up with Soyeon’s solo comeback. I’m not sure I’ll like the song but her promos have been really innovative and fun. This is my favorite so far, where she plays her songwriting alter egos. I love her noble lady persona and the hanbok is so pretty on her. If anyone is interesting, her album medley was also unique with her personally presenting her songs.

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    Agree that the comeback teasers have been very creative! In the short docu she did at the start of the teaser schedule, you can tell she is very involved in the entire creative process behind the comeback. I’m a (G)I-DLE fan so I have a feeling I will like the song, but I’m really excited to listen to the entire album!

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      Hey there fellow fan lol. I liked the snippets in the two MV teasers more so maybe this song will warm up to me, kinda of how DumdiDumdi did. Regardless, Soyeon is something else. ❤She’s so talented. A few days left to go!!

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Beanies, we are hours away from 2PM\’s comeback. Words cannot describe the excitement. Never has waking up for work on a Monday been so exciting.

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I can\’t remember which beanie recommended Special Labor Inspector Jo to me a few weeks ago..but let me tell you, this show is fun in a unique subtle type of way. It\’s your typical good guys vs bad guys plot but its addicting. Also Kim Kyung Nam!

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Bossam beanies I\’ve been trying to get into the Part 2 thread for the past two nights to no avail. Apparently my wifi can\’t handle the Bossam fun. 🤣 I\’m enjoying the recaps & fanposts for now though~

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    It’s already at c. 300 comments, so it’s pretty slow for me too. 😆

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    It’s extremely slow for me; sometimes I just give up. 🤣

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    It’s slow! I just keep it on the background now, it’s probably sucking all my internet!

    @db-staff. Hear our plea. New hangout thread, if it pleases the powers that be!

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      I can’t afford exceeding my data cap so I don’t even try without wifi! I’m glad Bossam is receiving so much beanie love though. 😭 I’m sure it was unexpected so it wasn’t recapped. If we get a Part 3 I’ll be the first to jump in and comment.

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    We are having trouble with the thread already which is why I’m looking forward to moving to @WishfulToki‘s blog.
    We did ask for a weekly thread many times so we did try.

    I am freaking jealous of those shows with hardly any comments on it but still get their weekly thread.

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      *pats shoulder*

      I think DB staff are trying their best, too! But a historical drama isn’t easy to recap, so that might be why there aren’t recaps for this one. I actually thought that DB should have asked both you and @wishfultoki to be guest beanies who recap this show for them!

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        Thank you @mmmmm <3.

        We didn't ask for a recap, just a space for us to comment and for Toki to post her squeecaps. I'm just her cheerleader 😊.
        I know they are trying new things with this site so I stopped asking.

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      I recall threads that had more than 500 comments in the past and they worked fine (Moon Lovers, Healer, etc.). I don’t know why Bossam threads keep crashing. I’m not even posting my squeecaps there anymore. 🙈

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        I was wondering about that, too, actually…

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        Even over 1k comments.
        Well, I give up. I’m moving to your blog for the rest of this show.

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          @db-staff, probably will want this traffic. Or we’re moving to a site that can take it.

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Full album beanies! 😭 I say this everyday but I’m so excited for this!

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I\’m really enjoying Bossam. Glad to watch Jung Il Woo in a good show and I\’m impressed with Yuri. They fit their characters perfectly.

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Found this fun mashup of Doctor Prisoner, Confession, Life and Forest of Secrets. I’d gladly watch this cast together any day. Especially NGM and Junho. Can they reunite please?

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Oh how I love this song and their performance is so sleek. I’m really liking Chansung’s voice too. 👀

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    One of my fave Japanese songs!

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      I’m obsessed with it. I’ll randomly start singing it throughout the day and my brother gives me this really? again? look but I don’t care lol

      Glad to see you back btw. I kept looking for your posts amidst so much 2PM news.

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        It’s getting harder to keep up with all their news and contents. We’re only a month away from comeback, more or less, and next week it will be Japan debut 10th anniversary.
        Too much information, I keep receiving IG and twitter notifications all the time 🤣🤣🤣

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          I’m trying do a crash course on 2PM in preparation for their comeback but there’s SO much content. 😱 I’d be content with being able to recognize all their voices by then at the very least.

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I\’m still on my 2PM spree btw and my conclusion of the week is that Junho is always judging the other members. lol

Also, so weird seeing Taec be…well Taecyeon and not evil Babel CEO.

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Kwak Dong Yeon is simply magnificent. That is all.

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So I\’m slightly confused. That opening scene in episode 18 with tied up Han Seo. Did that happen? In what sequence? Because the flashback made it a bit confusing….also I miss Cha Young. Can we have more of her in the finale? ☹

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    It was his script, that was the version he told his brother and lawyers, at the hospital.

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Ahaha I just sat here and watched Space Sweepers for two hours and hadn\’t realized Mr. Thornton was the cheesy bad guy LOL

I went in with zero expectations though so I was pleasantly surprised. It\’s pretty good for being a pioneer in the genre. My biggest disappointment was the fact that it was a relatively long movie yet I felt like we needed more time to familiarize ourselves with the characters. I just wish we had better characterization for everyone. πŸ™ Show me! Don\’t tell me! Also, the scenes with the Victory crew were by far superior. The paradise and \”bad guy\” scenes were rather jarring and seemed to be part of another story. And the ending was a tad anticlimactic. Like…the end. πŸ™‚

But it was a fun breezy watch! Being the scifi fan I am, I\’d love to see South Korea explore the genre more!

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So episode 11 of Vincenzo. First of all, corn salad LOL.

Then…wow show you went there with Cha Young.

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I just really really reallyyy like Junho and I can’t stop watching this performance.

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    Nobody blames you. He’s hot.

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    We love him, and this song… it’s my favorite one of them only after Go Crazy!

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      Ooff I love Go Crazy too. But CBWYHTS is my fave, along with Junho’s solos. I’d love to explore some of their b-sides more, any suggestions? I think you’re more familiar with their music as a group.

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        If you want to listen to a whole album, my favourite would be Hands Up, it’s fun and I love almost all the tracks…
        As for songs… where do I get started… Hot, Electricity (Hands Up), Hallucination (n. 5), Uneasy, Giv U class (Gentleman’s game), The first date and Zero Point (Grown, these two are soooo light hearted!!!), She’s ma girl (Go Crazy), Only you (still 1:59).
        Just some…
        And then you have the Japanese albums that I like a little less, but just because it feels a bit odd listening to them singing in Japanese, but the vibe is just the same 🥰

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          Thanks!! 😍 currently in love with Zero Point & I Can’t (that you posted on your wall) I’m adding them all to my playlist to listen to on my way to work tomorrow

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        I can’t hold back when it comes to 2PM, so may I also suggest a few songs? 😉 I actually like the Japanese Albums, so if you don’t mind the different languages, you can find a lot of hidden gems there. My favourites overall are Tired of Waiting, Again and Again (Member’s Selection), Without You (Hands Up), Game Over (Grown), Hallucination (No. 5), I’ll Be Back (Still 02:00 PM – not a B-side but imo criminally underrated), Merry-go-round (Genesis of 2PM), Masquerade, Breakthrough and SOS Man (Legend of 2PM), Higher and The Time We Have Spent Together (Galaxy of 2PM). The last 3 albums are Japanese and the last song I mentioned was like a goodbye song before military. I don’t know, why they didn’t make a Korean version of this song, but I often got the impression that they focused more on the Japanese market.

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          Gahhh thank you so much for this!!! I too noticed all the Japanese content. Are they more popular in Japan? I prefer the Korean versions of their songs because they’re the originals. But I also like the standalone Japanese songs that are only in that language, if that makes any sense.

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            They were as popular in Japan as in Korea, in fact at some point they were sort of accused of neglecting the Korean Market, and as for solo albums, they all had Japanese albums but Taec and Chansung, for instance, don’t have published in Korea. Also, they have two concerts at the Tokyo Dome which is the biggest place in Japan to hold a concert…

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            As far as I remember they paused all their activities in Korea in 2012 after Nichkhun was caught drunk driving. (I read this somewhere, I didn’t even know about K-Pop back then.) They made their first comeback after this in Japan and only a few month later in Korea. It was the same for the next years. In the beginning of the year they made a comeback in Japan (always with a whole album) and later in Korea. And the Japanese songs are mostly original and not translated songs, so I guess that’s why they were (are) pretty big in Japan.

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            And I also prefer the Korean version of the songs 😉 But when it comes to B-sides I think the Japanese albums are superior.
            However, most of the time I listen to my 2PM playlist on Spotify which has like all of their group and Junho’s and Jun.K’s solo songs, so I’m not really picky 😊

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            @eazal @swunnie
            I watched some of their Tokyo Dome performances and it didn’t hit me until later…ooh they’re Tokyo Dome level popular in Japan. I was in kpop back then and although I didn’t follow 2PM I remember they were part of the popular pack back then. I hope they’re well received with their upcoming comeback & that they stay consistently busy as a group. I’m excited!

            Also…I’m currently obsessed with a lot of their songs but today I’ve endlessly played Game Over. Where has this song been all my life?

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          Hallucination is also one of my fave ones!

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            It is a great song! I really like your list, but Hallucination is so good I had to include it, too. For good measure 😊
            Speaking of good songs: Have you listened to Shinee’s new repackaged album? I like the songs a lot!

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            Yes!!! I love it!!! That one along with IU’s Lilac and KSY’s Page are the ones I’m listening right now (along with my 2PM playlist that just like yours has almost every single of their songs, hehe).

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            Yes to KSY’s Page, it’s also in my current playlist. Along with Kim Sung Kyu’s Won’t Forget You, his voice is one of my favourite ones!

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