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Name That Drama: Swans, birthmarks, radio shows
by | August 11, 2013 | 148 Comments

Time for another installment of Name That Drama! Flex your drama trivia muscles with this round of half-forgotten plots of birth secrets, jealous exes, and meddling evildoers. If you’ve got a drama question, you could either ask in the comments section for other readers to answer, or email in your question to be featured in an upcoming Name That Drama.

  1. Jackie asks about an animated show:

    I actually had a question about a Korean animation/children’s show that I could not remember the name of. It was a children’s show about ballet and Swan Lake. I am not sure what the exact plot is, but all I could remember is that the main character was a girl who was a ballerina and wore a ballet outfit that resembled a swan. There was also a guy who was her friend but he was possessed by some evil lady. So, he would turn into a black swan or raven and try to harm her. I really want to find the name of the show because I remember the plot as well the ballet music was really beautiful.

     

  2. CFLH asks:

    I’ve been trying to figure out the title of this drama I watched waaay back in high school. It was shown on Arirang here in our country. Every time I try to google this drama I don’t exactly find what I’m looking for.

    What I do remember is that the opening credits shows the female lead riding a bike. The story was about two sisters who were well off, and the younger sister (who I guess is the lead) falls for this guy who was poor and her mother was against it, and the older sister marries a guy who she thinks is rich but was somewhat conning her. And the older sister has a miscarriage. That’s all I remember.

     

  3. Ha, I sure hope it’s a real drama Cfuddpucker is thinking of and not just a figment of imagination, since we can only help in one of those scenarios:

    I have recollections of a plot but I’m not sure if I dreamed it or if it was a real drama… Two girls, A and B, are friends. A is an orphan and B lives with a single mom. B dies in an accident while being pursued by a gang. She had been the daughter of a wealthy man and to claim the birthright, the mom has girl A pose as her daughter, even tattooing a birthmark on her. The ploy eventually falls apart.
    Thanks in advance, I love this feature!

     

  4. KimYoonmi asks:

    I was talking to someone who didn’t remember a really old movie which they assumed was Korean (but I’m not so sure)…

    Of course they remembered the ending (but not the middle)…. so since I didn’t watch it, but I kinda want to know what it is, I’m hoping a second hand telling won’t hurt in figuring out what the movie is.

    The plot according to this person was that there is this guy under a lot of stress and who was suicidal. The movie ends with him killing all of his family and then himself.

    Personally, I found this odd… so I’d like to find it. Must have been subtitled a while back?

     

  5. Maybe you have the answer for this drama requested by HI:

    There’s a close knit family. The dad owns a little shop, and the oldest girl works as a radio producer and for ratings hires a ‘celebrity’ that is blacklisted because he went through a very public nasty divorce and let his ex look like a saint so he could keep the kids. He and the sister start dating and it makes the ex-wife very jealous. A brother, studying to be a dentist or doctor, went on vacation and got a girl pregnant and the country girl followed him, but he rejects her and keeps her a secret because he is trying to get another (rich) girl to go out with him, and then gets engaged to the rich girl. I don’t remember what else happens to the pregnant girl and then there is another brother but I forget what he does.

    And the family has a secret past? Like the mom abandoned them for some reason and the dad has a lot of guilt and a memory of playing the saxophone or clarinet with another guy who he might have accidentally gotten killed. And that dead guy could be related to the radio guy. They replay the saxophone memory scene a lot if that helps.

    Thank you! Sorry for the fuzzy details.

     

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  1. Junjunpyo

    Number 3 I think it’s the base plot of Bachelor Vegetable Store.

    • 1.1 Elise

      It is, definitely.

      • 1.1.1 Cynthia

        Ditto

        BVS – a drama gone terribly wrong….
        :-)

    • 1.2 cherkell

      Defintely ‘Bachelor’s Vegetable Store.’ VERY loosely based on a true story of a young man who turned a truck veggie selling business into a multi-million dollar chain. If they had stuck to that storyline alone, I’m sure more people would have enjoyed it. *big heavy sigh*

      I recapped BVS over on Soompi. And it wasn’t THAT bad a show that everyone makes it out to be… The Six-Pack of Hot Guys! The Veggie Oil and Halo of Light conversations! But I’m definitely over-biased. :P

      • 1.2.1 JoAnne

        Anything that was just the guys was good. really good. *sighs*

    • 1.3 Tanamera

      Right there. I watched a few episodes only.

  2. ryoko

    Is number 3 Bachelor’s Vegetable Store? Disclaimer: I actually never saw the drama myself, I only read the first couple episode recaps on Dramabeans. Somebody else who saw the whole thing, please feel free to correct me. :)

  3. Yuuni

    Yes, Junjunpyo and Ryoko are right. Number 3 is definetly Bachelor’s Vegetable Store.
    http://www.dramabeans.com/2011/12/bachelors-vegetable-store-episode-1/
    http://www.dramabeans.com/2011/12/bachelors-vegetable-store-episode-2/

  4. Lisa

    I’m not sure or anything, but number 1 sounds a lot like Princess Tutu. It’s Japanese, though, not Korean, but otherwise the plot sounds quite similar.

    • 4.1 ajewell

      I second this. That’s what it sounded like to me too.

    • 4.2 KimYoonmi

      I third this. Not many Korean animations have been being made. Animation is expensive. Princess Tutu is probably the right one.

    • 4.3 goldeng

      ia! #1 is Princess Tutu.

    • 4.4 Ryan

      How cruel a king he must be to name his daughter such! ^_^

    • 4.5 pearl3101

      Princess Tutu was my first guess too… But I was confused because the Raven was the antagonist there. If I remember correctly it was a story about a Prince who had his heart broken into a million pieces. Tutu tries to gather all the shards and there is a story behind each shard. Tutu’s rival is the black Swan/ Princess Rue who also wants the Prince. And I also remember that the events of the anime were actually a story coming to life… being written by a story-writing machine that could’nt be stopped so the characters had no way but to enact the story as it unfolded. I was quite captivated with the anime(one of my favourites!) I used to rush home from school to catch it. ;)

    • 4.6 sur

      yes definitely princess tutu….. i loved this anime but its Japanese

  5. M

    1 sounds like Princess Tutu

  6. nastja

    can you help me with the name of a korean movie?

    The parts that i remember are that a woman and a man sleep together and get filmed at a motel. After that the man sees the video on a pornsite and contacts the woman. After that they start to search for the people behind it?

    And i think the man is a magican? but im not sure if he really is

    hope someone can help me

    • 6.1 cc

      Love in Magic

      • 6.1.1 nastja

        thank you :D

    • 6.2 okay

      Yay, one I finally know and own. it’s called love in magic and It’s on viki. Here’s the link.
      http://www.viki.com/videos/158036v-love-in-magic

      • 6.2.1 nastja

        thanks :D

    • 6.3 Smile134

      “Love in Magic ” with Yun Jung Hoon and Park Jin Hee as the leads :)

      • 6.3.1 Waiting

        I agree!

    • 6.4 Ryan

      If you find the “get filmed at a motel” part, please give us _THAT_ link :-)

  7. MO

    Number 1 sounds similar to princess tutu

    • 7.1 observantzani

      I was thinking of that as well! Although I think Princess Tutu is a Japanese anime rather just a Korean cartoon.

  8. Christy

    Could #5 be My Precious You?

    • 8.1 Holli

      Yes, #5 is My Precious You.

    • 8.2 m

      You’re right Christy, #5 is My Precious You with Lee Tae Ran and Kim Sung Soo. I watched (actually ff) all 54 episodes last year! :)

      • 8.2.1 MorningBear

        I fast-forwarded through it as well. Liked the main couple, hated the plot with the naive pregnant country girl. Couldn’t stand the character and how she clung to the dentist despite him falling in love with another girl. Although it did teach me the kdrama rule that a guy always stays with, marries or goes back to the mother of his child regardless of how he truly feels about her.

        • 8.2.1.1 ck1Oz

          Where can I find it please? I am now intrigued and want to just watch the last episode.

          Thank you.

          • 8.2.1.1.1 eny

            http://www.gooddrama.net

          • 8.2.1.1.2 ck1Oz

            Thank you.

            Every time this post comes out, I’m amazed that people really know every drama there is.

        • 8.2.1.2 Bengbeng

          wow Joong-ki is part of the cast. hmmm, i’ll check this one. =)

          it is also called My Precious Child, aired around 2009

    • 8.3 K

      That’s right! I recently watched the reply on KBS World. Song Joongki is the third brother and he’s dating the youngersister of the rich girl.

      http://wiki.d-addicts.com/My_Precious_Child

    • 8.4 7258salt

      and of course the youngest brother is Song Joong Ki..!!!
      We can never, EVER forget about HIM…… ;)

    • 8.5 eny

      right, no 5 is my precious chil/my precious you, the lead is Kim Sung Soo n Lee tae ran, it’s my most favorite family drama
      May be no 2 is Glass slipers/Glass shoes but i’m not sure about misscariage part

      • 8.5.1 eny

        wrong type “my precious child”

  9. Chloe

    1 Princess tutu!

    Can anyone help with this animated movie? i saw only the start of the movie (like 15 minutes) when i was in 3rd grade and was whisked away for some class duties. it’s prob korean/japanese and is pretty famous (i would think so – why else would it be screened in school).

    all i remember is this kid emo-ing at the start and then the family was pigging out and looking extremely gluttony at this stall, eating lots of chicken. especially dad, he was obese and plucking the chicken wing with much vigor.

    • 9.1 ajewell

      Is that Spirited Away by chance? I think I remember her parents doing that and then turning into pigs. . .

    • 9.2 Sophie

      That sounds a lot like the beginning of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, where the girl was emo because her family was moving and they come to a place where the spirits live and her family literally pigs out on the spirit food. I won’t say what happens next as I don’t want to ruin it if you haven’t seen the entire movie, but yeah I would def recommend finishing it, it’s a blast.

    • 9.3 harukogirl

      I agree. It’s gotta be Spirited Away. It was dubbed in english by Disney – you can get it at any video rental store (and the dvd has the original japanese track as well)

      • 9.3.1 KimYoonmi

        The Japanese version is better since the meaning changed in English with an added line at the end… *grumble* Why the hell add a line that’s not there? I now understand whu Miyazaki dislikes Disney. (Not to mention the Lion King incident.)

        • 9.3.1.1 alua

          What’s the added line?

          Did you hear about the Snowpiercer, ummm, scandal? Weinstein is apparently cutting 20 minutes from the US version….. X_X

    • 9.4 Quaggy

      Has to be Spirited Away! Man, if all you saw was the “normal day in an average life” beginning, you have no idea what’s in store for you! It’s one of my all time favorite films. Worth a watch for the visuals alone. Go see it!

      • 9.4.1 Chloe

        THANKS everyone! yes @Quaggy, it’s no wonder I can’t find the movie with regular search terms. i kept searching for some chicken stall. with all the raves on here i guess i must catch it!

    • 9.5 bandaid

      Yeah, I thought Spirited Away too! This is a very good japanese animation movie! I think it’s from the same creator of Grave of the Fireflies (huhuhu) and Princess Mononoke (cool movie). I think you’ll find it boring at first, but once she’s “spirited away”, you’ll definitely find it entertaining :)

      • 9.5.1 KimYoonmi

        Grave of the Fireflies was a Studio Ghibli, but not a Miyazaki film.

      • 9.5.2 alua

        Spirited Away = Miyazaki Hayao
        Grave of the Fireflies = Takahata Isao

        Miyazaki + Takahata = Studio Ghibli founders.

        :-D

        • 9.5.2.1 alua

          And Mononoke Hime is Miyazaki’s movie.

    • 9.6 Quiet Thought

      ‘Spirited Away’, yes, a must see for almost anyone. Rated as one of the great classic movies on many lists and definitely on most lists of the greatest animated films of all time. A wonderful fantasy tale, visually mesmerizing.

    • 9.7 foulou

      “and is pretty famous”

      quite the understatement.

      Spirited Away is the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time. Beat out Avatar and all the Harry Potters.

    • 9.8 appreciate

      Spirited Away and other Ghibli Studio anime movies are available for download at doramax264.com

      • 9.8.1 alua

        They are easily available for rent, loan or purchase.

        I really don’t think they should be downloaded, IMO.

  10. 10 jj

    3. Bachelor’s Vegetable Store with Ji Chang-Wook and Wang Ji-Hye. It started running on Channel A in December 2011. The drama was based on a true story. Hope this helps.

  11. 11 Mandakins

    Does anyone know about wuxia? All I remember from the one I am trying to find is that there are two men that are brothers and at the very end they are fighting on some kind of platform with this one bad guy. Then one brother goes to visit his fathers tomb with his fiancé and the other is watching them on a hill with his fiancé. I think Nicholas Tse is one of the brothers. Thanks!

    • 11.1 ofsevenseas

      This sounds like The Legendary Siblings, but I’m not sure which version, there’s been a ton of remakes.

      • 11.1.1 Mandakins

        I don’t think it is. Thanks though! I actually think it is spirit of the sword. I think I’m going to try legendary siblings though. Thanks for the suggestion :)

        • 11.1.1.1 cv

          Yes, this is actually spirit of the sword. I watched it not too ling ago.

    • 11.2 hellokitty

      Sounds like it could be Shaolin? Though I don’t remember that ending…

  12. 12 anna

    there’s this drama with a rich and spoiled woman and someone from her family (i suppose her husband) throws her in the river and she has to live in the countryside for sometime and becomes a nice person, then she falls in love with a man there…. . Help please :D

    • 12.1 harukogirl

      “Couple or trouble”, i’m pretty sure – it’s been a while since I watched it, but that sure sounds like it. It’s an older hong sisters drama based on the american movie “Overboard” (which my mom LOVED, ha ha)

      • 12.1.1 anna

        thanks ! finally found it :D the story sounds promising.

        • 12.1.1.1 The Real CZ

          Couple or Trouble is part of the trinity of what I consider the Hong Sisters’ best dramas (My Girl, Delightful Girl Choon Hyang and Couple or Trouble) before they started going downhill a little bit. Oddly enough, it’s their first three dramas lol.

          • 12.1.1.1.1 bandaid

            I totally agree on this part :)

        • 12.1.1.2 ilikemangos

          You also have the same name as the heroine! :)

  13. 13 Mandakins

    Anna, maybe couple or trouble?

    • 13.1 anna

      thankyou ! it’s been weeks i was searching for this :D

      • 13.1.1 Mandakins

        No problem! :)

  14. 14 Melissa

    Hey anna, i think thats definitely couple or trouble :)

  15. 15 reina

    the first story kind of reminds me of princess tutu. I kinda liked the story at first but i never got to finish it

  16. 16 Gyuri

    For #3, the drama is called Bachelor’s Vegetable Store. Its on the recap list (:

  17. 17 Jolie

    I also have a drama that I can’t remember the name of, hoping someone here can help me. :)
    I’m a little fuzzy on the details because it’s a pretty old drama I watched maybe around 2002-2006. It’s about a man and a woman that fall in love. He plays the guitar, and she is a singer. He gets betrayed by a friend (I think) and ends up getting shot because I think he takes a bullet for his friend. He ends up in the hospital while she has a singing performance, but he wants to go see it, so he leaves and watches it, dying after it. At the end, you hear someone playing their song on the guitar, and it turns out that it’s their son.

    • 17.1 Bellamafia

      Sounds like ‘sad love story’ (aka sad love song or sad sonata) with kwon sang woo and kim hee sun

    • 17.2 Lina

      I’m pretty sure it’s Sad Sonata with Kwon Sang Woo and Kim Hee Sun. The part you just described is the ending.

      • 17.2.1 eny

        i guess so sad love song or sad sonata, one of my favorite melodrama

  18. 18 redfox

    the only one I could recognize was nr. 3, as many stated, not repeating. that feels silly.
    but never heard of the others.

  19. 19 JDoanna

    Maybe number 4 is Hello Ghost. A suicidal man begins seeing ghosts and reluctantly helps them out and in the end it shows that the ghosts were his family who died in a car crash where he was the only survivor back when he was young. Though he doesn’t die at the end himself…

    • 19.1 adette

      I don’t think so.. it seems like #4 is about an older movie, and Hello Ghost was fairly recent (within the last few years, I believe)

    • 19.2 KimYoonmi

      She was kinda specific that he killed his family and himself at the end… and it must be a much older movie. She was sure it was East Asian at least. We discussed it about 3-4 years ago, but she might have seen it way before that. I have no idea. I usually personally remember story better than that.

  20. 20 redfox

    um one thought though: who will go to read any posts and answer questions about old dramas when they can stare at the Su Ha…I mean, Jong Seuk header foreve..and ever? *sigh* thanks.

    • 20.1 Waiting

      Your comment made me smile AND scroll back up! LOL

      • 20.1.1 redfox

        switched now, but you can resume staring when it pops back up.

      • 20.1.2 Bengbeng

        I also looked up, and saw a delicious Lee Dong Wook in a shower, hahahah =)

    • 20.2 bandaid

      Redfox you are so funny :))

  21. 21 phi phung

    Jolie, I believe it is Sad Love Song also known as Sad Sonata with Kwon Sangwoo and Kim Heesun

  22. 22 Julia the Berkshire Beanie

    My favorite part of Name That Drama is when a drama is identified and it is actually one I watched, but I was totally clueless from the description.

    Happy watching everyone.

  23. 23 sillycilantro

    #2 sounds like More Than Love.

    • 23.1 CFLH

      THANK YOU!!! been trying to find this drama forever!!

    • 23.2 YxoR

      oh wow.. you actually can guess based on a little description? that’s amazing! that drama was even an old one. Thumbs up for you.

  24. 24 KuLingFu

    the first one sounds alot like princess tutu

  25. 25 moose

    posted this in the previous name that drama, but still can’t find it ):

    i’m not 100% sure if this is a korean drama, but i think it is. the female lead is a nurse and she has a dream that something gets caught on fire. she tells her mom about it and her mom says that it means she’s going to get married soon and tries to convince the female lead to sell the dream to her older sister. the male lead is a doctor, and i think his mother looks down on the female lead for being a nurse and preferred the secondary female lead, who’s a doctor. on the side, we have the male lead’s younger brother pursuing the female lead’s older sister. and that’s all i can remember. thanks in advance

    • 25.1 reiko

      Hi, could it be the drama “see and see again”?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LUE7sb8Wo8
      I remember my mom watched it a long time ago and loved it

      • 25.1.1 moose

        omg! i think this is it. thanks so much!

  26. 26 kungfupigeon

    I have a Japanese movie that I’m trying to find.

    A guy is going around killing demons to regain his body parts after his father, a general?, gave them away when he was born for power.
    The guy’s nearly got all of them back when a girl joins him on his journey and tries to take his name.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. I kind of didn’t pay attention to the title while I was watching and got distracted midway through so I didn’t get to finish it.

    • 26.1 alua

      Dororo, with Tsumabuki Satoshi.

      Yay, I got one!

      Haven’t watched it, but I had on a Trailer Weekly post once (= my to-watch list).

      • 26.1.1 Quiet Thought

        I remember ‘Dororo’ as looking like a promising movie, with a story and dialogue much better than usual for the genre, but I was never able to find an on-line version that was less than blurred and trashy.

        • 26.1.1.1 Quaggy

          If you’re in the States, Netflix has it both streaming and on DVD.

    • 26.2 Quaggy

      Yup, definitely Dororo… which is also the name that the girl stole from the guy in question. Fun film!

    • 26.3 Akiness

      I agree with alua and Quiet Thought. Definitely sounds like Dororo. I watched it a while ago and I believe Shibasaki Kou played the girl.

      • 26.3.1 kungfupigeon

        Thanks guys, you’re all incredibly awesome! Off to find/watch

  27. 27 May

    I’ve got a period Chinese movie? Drama? That I need help identifying please. I probably saw this in the mid to late 90’s?
    It’s about these two girls who lookalike but are not sisters and were born during the same moon or something. One is found abandoned in a cart by a lady whose family was getting murdered, while the other is born rich. The one found is raised learning Kung fu and etc. while the other is raised pampered.
    The lady is seeking revenge.
    One day the girls see each other because the found girl is impersonating someone in a fashion show while the rich girl is in the fashion show. A fight or ambush or something breaks out and people think one is the other.
    The eventually get close like sisters.
    There was something involving a kite and handkerchief and horse, maybe poison/medicine? The rich one has a boyfriend. There’s something with exchanging of red beans with the rich girl and her boyfriend.
    The rich girl dies in the end because people thought she was the found girl.
    And the lady eventually gets revenge on the people that killed her family.
    Thanks to anyone who can identify this. :)

    • 27.1 Pua

      OH my gosh! I know what drama you’re talking about!! I think… hahah! But anyways, I did some research and I found it to be the old chinese drama called The Hitman Chronicals. I remember watching it when I was younger, and it was about two twin sisters like how you explained. I never really finished it, but yea thanks for triggering my memory! haha hope that’s right~

      • 27.1.1 Pua

        The Hitman Chronicles

        haha sorry to the typo

      • 27.1.2 May

        This is it! Thank you so much!!! I’ve been trying to find it for so long and couldn’t because I didn’t know anyone in it! You’re super awesome! Thanks again! :D

  28. 28 K

    Could number 4 be Kurosagi (black swindler)?

    It’s a japanese film about a guy taking revenge on white and red swindlers. The movie is based on the manga with the same title.

    The story starts with the father getting conned out of all his money, he gets depressed and kills his wife and kids before committing suicide. The only survivor is the son who then goes on to avenge his family. This is only revealed near the end of the film.

    • 28.1 chaosgirl

      This is actually what I thought of too. It doesn’t quite fit, but it does have the ‘dad kills his family and then himself’ bit. If I remember correctly its a drama with a movie as the sequel. Also it has Yamashita Tomohisa in it, which is always a plus. :)

    • 28.2 KimYoonmi

      I got the impression that it’s a movie and it’s older than that. The only detail she gave me was that it was a movie. And everyone was killed at the end. =P

      The plot roughly is that the Dad lost his job, turned suicidal, killed his entire family, then killed himself. No survivors, the movie ends.

      Not a drama. She thought it was Korean, but it sounds like it could be Japanese too… (Japanese like doing the artsy psychological thing a lot in terms of range…)

      I mostly want to view the movie for myself ’cause I want to dissect the cultural bits.

  29. 29 lidyadya

    I think the one that Cfuddpucker talking about is Bachelor’s Vegetable Store? Because it has the same past with the female lead in that drama. I hope it helps :)

  30. 30 Tina

    This is my first time commenting and I probably won’t get any replies but here goes;
    This is a Japanese animation that I watched years ago, I think I checked it out at a public library. It left a deep impression, I remembered crying while watching so I really want to find it again and rewatch it. The story was futuristic, with a robot or perhaps a mechanical scarecrow on a journey to find his heart. I think he met a girl and fell in love, and in the end he got his heart or something like that…I have tried searching for it from the description above but wasn’t able to find anything so I thought that maybe someone here can help me. Love this segment by the way.

    • 30.1 Timbone

      That sounds like a heart warming story, I tried to look it up. I tried looking up Tin man adaptations from the Wizard of Oz, no luck. But I wish you all the best.
      I saw the first episode of Tree with Deep Roots and looked for the show for years and finally found it this year. I hate the story from what I saw the recap of the last episode but I was relieved to find it after 2 years.
      God willing it will take less time for you to find yours. Amen!

    • 30.2 alua

      Well, in Howl’s Moving Castle (Studio Ghibli) you get a scarecrow that fell in love and eventually gets his heart (and human body) back BUT he’s a very minor part of the story, so I’m not sure that that is the film you’re talking about.

      • 30.2.1 Tina

        I have seen Howl’s Moving Castle twice so I’m sure it’s not what I’m looking for but I think the memories of the scarecrow might be influenced from Howl’s. Sorry my memory is really fuzzy but for sure it’s Japanese animation movie. Thank you guys for trying:)

    • 30.3 Lico

      It might be A Tree of Palme (or Palme no Ki). It’s about a puppet/wooden robot that’s on a journey to bring the Egg of Touto to Soma, a tree considered by many to be the god of this world. Palme wants to exchange the Egg for a heart so he can become human.

      During the journey he meets a girl named Popo (with whom he falls in love with) and a gang of children that join him on his journey.

      The movie is a loose sci-fi adaptation of Pinocchio.

      I haven’t seen the movie myself (yet). But it fits all the criteria you listed, so hopefully I’m right and you don’t have to search for two years like Timbone did. Good luck!

      • 30.3.1 Tina

        Thank you so much! I just watch to trailer and I think this is it!

        • 30.3.1.1 Tina

          Just watched the trailer lol

          • 30.3.1.1.1 Timbone

            Lucky you lol

      • 30.3.2 Timbone

        Lmao.
        I saw the last few sentences of your comment and just cant help but laugh my ass off.

        Thank you

  31. 31 Laya

    Love this segment! :D

    And that makes me remember this old movie… I think it was a Chinese movie… whose name I don’t remember. I watched it when I was a kid but never forgot it because of this scene:

    It had a sort of love quadrangle where the two pairs seemed to be on opposite sides of a feud. And anyway, the two girls fight (martial arts duel), and one of the guys cuts off their heads and exchanges them through magic, so that he keeps the body of his partner with the other girl’s head, and lets the body of the other girl with his partner’s head go back to the other guy. So of course the other guy doesn’t recognize his sweetheart because she has a different face, but it’s still her same heart. And meanwhile the other guy gloats because he’s still got his partner’s heart, and the other girl’s brains, because apparently the other girl was supposed to be smarter and cooler-headed. I think one of the girls was named Kagaribi or something like that.

    • 31.1 Timbone

      That is hilarious haha. I think I would watch that.
      I am recently getting bored of anything I watch this days, I must be getting old at 23, I feel like a 40 year old man. Summer Nude the Jap show is the only show with a lot of heart that I am really enjoying right now.

      I heard a song from a show I saw recently but I cant figure out from which show
      It goes something like

      saranghae ..you were mine.. (and then the song gets a little fast I think) you here in my life and…

      Oh well I wish I can piece it together

      I think it was from Marrying a Millionaire or I hear your voice

      but I cant be sure

    • 31.2 Liina

      That’s a japanese movie from the 80’s with Hiroyuki Sanada. Not so sure about the title, but I think it was “Ninja wars”.

  32. 32 ktr

    I’ve got a Chinese drama I’ve been trying to find.

    It’s got Boy A and Girl A in love, but Boy A’s family is rich and Girl A is poor so they separate the two and force Boy A to marry socially acceptable Girl B. Girl A is secretly already pregnant, so she delivers the baby herself and raises him. Years later, Girl B is barren so they have problems with the succession, they see and recognize Girl A and her son somewhere and they realize he’s Boy A’s son, so they take him from Girl A. Uumm. Fast forward and I think Girl A is already old and in a facility, which the son happens to go to for a business matter. He sees Girl A hugging a stuffed panda doll and treating it like her son and something triggers in him and he recognizes her, happy ending! Although I can’t remember what happened to Boy A in all this…

    Well, if anyone can identify this, thanks in advance!

    • 32.1 Gw

      Finally.., I found one.

      It’s not a drama, it’s a movie. The movie is called “My Beloved” or “Ma ma zai ai wo yi ci”. A tearjerker movie. I remembered watching it like fifteen years ago and cried one littre of tears…

      I am highly recommend this movie. And don’t forget to watch it with a box of tissue beside you ^^

      • 32.1.1 ktr

        Ohmygoodness, you do not know how long I have been trying to find this. A huge thank you Gw!!!!

        And yes to the tissues. I remember watching this as a kid, and crying my eyes out even if I didn’t really get half of what was being said.

  33. 33 pearl3101

    Hello everyone.. Its a been a while in DB… :) I have a chinese movie that I want to find. It was dubbed into English and aired in PIX in my country. I remember the genre being mystical. And it had this girl who was very ugly. ( I think it was because of a curse that she literally had protruding teeth and was like a beggar). And then she follows around a guy who’s like a monk(I think…) He has a staff and fights with it. And they come across a group of gypsies, one of whom performs some kind of erotic dance and there was a joke about how smelly the gypsy girl was… There were scenes were the boy had memories of this ugly girl only..she was pretty and kindof futuristic ( the costumes I mean, shiny pants and stuff) and came out of a cocoon!! The boy doesn’t recognise the ugly girl though. At the end, the girl becomes pretty again and flies away. I think she fights Gods… And that’s about it that I remember. Sorry that its all so hazy. And Thank you!! :)

    • 33.1 Timbone

      I am not sure but the story seems similar to this:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Chinese_Tall_Story

      • 33.1.1 pearl3101

        That’s exactly it!!! …thank you very much :D

        • 33.1.1.1 Timbone

          You are most welcome. I have not seen that movie but maybe because of you I will. I have become recently disillusioned with wuxia. Being a dude I am not a fan of flower boys lol. I really dont like Wallace Huo lol

          I have seen pretty much all the good adaptations of Jin Yong’s books so I am sorta screwed the other authors love tragic endings or dont have their series subbed lol

  34. 34 Celery

    I have this REALLY old Hongkong period movie that has been on and off my mind for the longest time.

    It’s really old since I watched it when I was a toddler (which means it should be 20 to 23 years back) – about a scholar who falls in love with a ghost (I’m not sure whether she resides in a plantation or a particular tree – having flashbacks to banana trees). I can’t remember much of the plot but I do remember them having a physical encounter of sorts towards the end of the film (maybe the ghost possessed someone?). Not a scary movie though, more of a melo romantic sort of movie.

    Sorry for the lack of the details – I think I was old enough to recall much of it.

    • 34.1 Celery

      I don’t think I was*

    • 34.2 Celery

      Wait a minute, not sure whether the ghost fell for the scholar first or the scholar fell for the ghost first, lol. Either way, I remember the love was somewhat reciprocated.

    • 34.3 Timbone

      Reminds me of the Liao Zhai stories.

      Its been adapted a lot of times.

      I am pretty sure that you are talking of an adaptation

    • 34.4 skinnymocha

      A Chinese Ghost Story? Although Leslie’s character isn’t a scholar, he does dress rather… scholarly.

  35. 35 t.j

    Princess tutu!!! I loved that anime! <3

  36. 36 skinnymocha

    Number 4: A Japanese film called Ao no Honoo?

    • 36.1 skinnymocha

      Wait, sorry no. Ignore that.

  37. 37 Hiboucha

    Hi everyone, I really enjoy reading almost EVERYTHING here!! The recaps, reviews, news, everything and especially the name that drama part!! But it’s my first comment so it’ll be short.
    It’s about this korean drama I saw few years ago, just one or two episodes :( , it’s about a boy who was in an orphanage with his sister after their parent’s death i guess, the boy’s relatives come to kindap him and take him to australia but they let the girl there i think she was adopted(not his real sister). Years after, he came back and tries to find her, he does. All I remember is that she works somewhere with fish or something and that her brother’s fiancé is jealous and still say that they are complete strangers so why does he keep caring about her.
    That’s all I remember, I see that it was’nt so short :p, please help. Thank you

    • 37.1 Nutella

      Hi hi! I could definitely be wrong since I’m going off of very wonky memory, but can your drama be One Fine Day with Gong Yoo? Some parts of your description, like the not-actual-siblings, working-in-an-aquariam and Australia parts fit in with the drama to a T… Hope this helps ^u^

      • 37.1.1 Hiboucha

        yes, i just checked on the net and that’s it, yoooohooooo thank you very much nutella!!! :)

        • 37.1.1.1 Nutella

          No worries, glad I could help ^^

  38. 38 Lisa

    I’ve got a Chinese drama I’ve been trying to find for years. The whole series was on television and was english subtitled. This was when I was in grade school, so it was at least 5-7 years ago.
    Anyway the plot was centered on a love triangle between a girl and two completely different guys. There is the first guy that saves the girl while she is falling and he rides a motorcycle (now called motorcycle guy). The other guy is rich and works in his own company, and even hires the girl. The girl looks like she wants to design clothes and at one point is gazing at a hand drawn picture of a wedding dress.
    At the end, there is a wedding between the girl and the rich guy. However, the girl realizes she loves the motorcycle guy and the rich guy lets her go. She runs down the street in her dress while at the same time, the motorcycle guy runs into the church to find her. The rich guy tells him the girl already left. The girl and the motorcycle guy eventually stop at a large water fountain, wondering where the other is. They are actually both on the other side of the fountain where they cannot see each other. As they circle the fountain, they find each other and kiss.
    There is one last scene at the airport, where reporters are chasing a girl (a completely diff girl), and one of the main guys temporarily hides her. The End.
    Thank you guys!

    • 38.1 Tina

      I think it might be Heaven’s wedding gown, a Taiwanese drama. But I think in this drama the main girl end up with the rich guy tho.

    • 38.2 Laya

      Sounds like the 2004 Taiwanese drama Heaven’s Wedding Gown (Le Robe de Mariage des Cieux), which I’ve always wanted to finish. The rich guy is played by Leon Jay Williams, the girl is Cyndi Wang, and motorcycle guy is Ming Dao of Prince Who Turned Into A Frog. Ming Dao’s only the second lead though– the lead guy is Leon Jay.

    • 38.3 Lisa

      Yes, that’s it. Thank you guys so much!: )

  39. 39 Noname

    Reply to Maister’s question on 25th July.

    ~quote~
    I don’t post very often as much as I should (given my frequent visits here) but I have exhausted all possible resources. The drama I’ve been looking for is an early 2000 to mid 2000 drama. I’m positive the main actress is Choi Ji Woo, but my memory is fuzzy. What I do remember is it revolved around the designing of shoes. The main actress was friends with the female antagonist. The female antagonist was driving while arguing (I’m not quite sure what but I remember she was clearly distracted) with the main actress and hit the main male actor. The main actress got out of the car and tried to save the main actor, the antagonist female was to shocked to do anything but runaway. The antagonist female was wearing a red/pink dress during this whole hit and run incident.
    Later, the male lead turns out to own a shoe designing company and the antagonist female tries to be the main female who saved his life by wearing her red/pink dress while walking by him.
    I hope someone could help me find this drama, I clearly remember having a crush on the male actor. I think he might have even been my first celebrity crush.
    Anyways, thanks in advance to those who tried!

    ~Maister
    ~unquote~

    Drama is Tomato (1999).
    Lead actress is Kim Hee Sun.

  40. 40 sneeeha

    Hi,
    I’m also an infrequent poster though I very much enjoy reading the posts and comments. I’ve tried looking everywhere but the name of the drama I’m looking for just slips my mind. I really hope I can get help here though. (I’m very sorry I’m not even certain if it’s Japanese/Korean/something else)

    I’m looking for a drama/movie in which I can unfortunately remember only one scene:
    2 guys are having a meal (?ramen/oden) at the bar of a restaurant when they see a waitress being harassed by a guest/boss. One of the guys flicks a piece of food at the assailant which enrages him and the rest of his ?gang. There ends up being a 2 vs gang fight and while the 2 are winning, they eventually have to escape in their ?truck.

    Haha sorry, sounds really obscure I know. Just hoping it might trigger someone’s memory. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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