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Name That Drama: Metro indoctrination and volatile gum

 
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  1. I do wonder why baseball is the favored sport of dramas

    Hi, Beanies!

    There is a scene that keeps appearing in my head but I can’t remember from which drama it’s from. It’s bugging me.

    A girl visits her father (who is a baseball coach) before a match. There is a jinx: If she comes to watch her father’s team’s match, the team will lose. But fortunately, the team wins.

    That’s all I remember, hope you know what drama it is. Thank you.

     

  2. This sounded familiar up until the rice bowl,
    so it’s up to you, Beanies!

    A kind, rich boy spends the night with his girlfriend’s family. They were quite average, financially speaking. I remember the family loved the boy so much and taught him many things he never experienced with his wealthy family before. One of those things was for him to shake his rice bowl before eating so that no rice would get stuck on the bowl’s surface.

    Later, when he went back to his home, he did exactly that when he was having breakfast with his family, much to his parents’ horror.

     

  3. Name That Ad

    Hi, so I’m currently in China and there’s this ad for a drama or movie that they keep playing on the metro. And I’ve seen it so many times now that I just want to know what it is, but I can’t read enough characters to work it out. They keep showing a few scenes from the drama/movie cut with scenes of the actors doing promo on talk shows (I think), and also an award ceremony, so I assume it won some awards.

    From what I can gather, the basic premise is: A famous girl (actress, singer, entertainer of some sort) and a normal guy get together. There’s a scene of the guy walking along with another girl, and the main girl sneaks up behind and slips a piece of paper in his hand.

    There’s also a scene where he says, “You’re famous.”

    Her: “Am I? Soon you’re going to be famous too, because you scored a famous girl.”

    And also a scene where they are outside, maybe on a rooftop, and he says, “You must think I’m a real piece of trash.”

    Her: “A little. Almost as much as I am.”

    I think it’s a few years old, perhaps? And I’m assuming it’s Chinese because I’m in China, but obviously that’s not a given. And it has English and Mandarin subs on the clips they play on the metro. If anyone knows what it is I’d really appreciated knowing. Thanks!

     

  4. This may be the weirdest entry yet. I’m intrigued

    Hello fellow Beanies!

    I’m hoping someone can help me figure this K-drama out. Pretty sure it was from the early 2000s.

    All I remember is a scene where the main (highschool) girl is fighting off a bunch of bullies. And one of the bullies somehow spits gum at her that has sharp metal in it… and the girl manages to deflect it. I know, it’s weird. LOL.

    So the main girl somehow throws the gum back at the bully (I could be wrong), and the bully opens her mouth, and the gum goes back inside, and she chews on it… o_o.

    Me and my mom have been wracking our brains trying to figure this out. I think the main girl had short hair and was kinda eccentric, which is why she was being picked on.

    Gladly appreciate any help!

     

  5. This one sounds harrowing… and I kind of want to see it

    I came across a Japanese drama a few years ago. I watched the first few episodes, and then I was too busy to continue watching so I dropped it, only now I want to watch it again. I’ve forgotten the drama’s name. 🙁

    The drama starts when t he leads were still young. They lived on an island, and one day the lead girl’s dad came home with a mistress and asked the girl, her mother, and her brother to move out. He declared that he was so tired of being the main breadwinner of the family, and the mother was so in shock that she lived in denial.

    I remember that there was a scene where the mother went to spend all the child support money on cosmetics and luxury bags—she left the kids without food for days. The girl had to go to her dad’s house to ask for money, but her dad wasn’t there. The mistress didn’t give her money but asked the kids to come every day to make them beg her for food.

    That’s why when the girl grew up, she always made sure to fill the fridge. The leads were schoolmates, the boy’s family owned a guest house or a restaurant or something, but they were about to go bankrupt and had to sell the business.

    Somehow, one day, the boy decided to burn his house, and when the police suspected him, the lead girl covered for him and said that they spent time together when the fire happened. They became closer because they shared that secret.

    That’s all I watched! Please please help me, I’m dying to know what happened next!

     

  6. It surely or not surely took place during a specific time of day

    Please help me name this drama! It’s a Taiwanese drama, I’m pretty sure. I watched it a long time ago, maybe pre-2006.

    It’s about a male high school student who falls in love with his female teacher. I just remember a scene where the female teacher lost her contact lenses. And also, there’s a scene where the male student waited for the teacher in front of the school’s bathroom (he accompanied her because she lost her lenses), and he sang for her. I’m not really sure but I’m sure it was at noon, bright and at the school.

    Please help me. I have been trying to remember this drama since forever!

     

Thanks for playing, everyone — till next time!

 
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"I do wonder why baseball is the favored sport of dramas". Baseball is one of the, if not the, biggest sports in South Korea, that's probably why.

Sadly don't know any of the dramas. I was thinking 'Boys over Flowers' for #2, but yeah, then that ricebowl thing doesn't really fit.

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Nothing at all rings a bell, except the 1st might be Reply 1997? or was dad a couach for another sport... have to watch again, I guess.

Number 2 sounded like Boys Over Flowers before shaking the rice bowl. Don´t remember anything like that. Perhaps it is a family drama instead? I feel like the scene is definitely familiar.

everything else is seriously weird.

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Plus, a chaebol having breakfast with his family... when has that ever happened? They usually eat like loners, or with their butler.
must really be a family drama then.

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Lol that's so true. I was racking my brain to find a drama with a chaebol eating a family breakfast and nothing came to mind.
And yeah, for some reason I was thinking Reply 1997 for the first one too, but it's been so long since I saw it, so it's all really fuzzy.

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The second story where the chaebol having breakfast with the girl i think that's a scene from heard it through the grapevine. That scene when lee-joon having a breakfast with go ah-sung family and the next day when he returned home he does the same that resulted in his parents' horror

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ah, that could be - those were the kind of parents that WOULD be horrified at that.

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Ah now I remember the scene quite well. I didn't even think of that. Hahaha
Yes there's a scene when Lee Joon spends the night at Go Ah Sung's house, being taught all sort of things, and a day later he comes home with this new experience.

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ah! that's it! I knew it was fairly recent but couldn't remember the title. ^_^ Whoever's looking for this drama better watch it. It's highly recommended.

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@dolphin,

Yes! I vaguely remembered it as soon as I read the description, and I have seen HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE. I loved the black humor in it, although at times I was ready to tear my hair out over all the BS the snooty adults were flinging. The OTP was darned cute, and I loved the comeuppance his parents got. Oh, and that house within a house was the darnedest thing. The gloom level made it look like Hanok Meets Addams Family.

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Yes, it's "Heard It Through the Grapevine" for sure. I knew one!

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#3 Could it be Heard It Through the Grapevine?

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#5 is the japanese drama N no Tameni (or also called Testimony of N) !! It's great, I watched it several times.

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I've heard so many good things about N no Tameni but I just never got around to watching it. It even had Eikura Nana and I love her! I really should watch it one of these days.

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Number 5 is probably testimony Of N. Great drama, Nana keikura is awesome here, along with the gang. Lol bingewatched it and it was totally worth it. Also Nana and lento looks amazing together. Ending was disappointing though. But great story nonetheless, must for anyone a fan of mystery drama.

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*kento

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Yep, it's N alright. One of the few Jdoramas I watched (the first 2 episodes only).

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Nのために
'N no tameni' in Japanese. It's one of my all time favourite dramas. And I thought the end was quite poignant.
But debating that would lead to spoilers ^^

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I also liked the ending it was quite unexpected!

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No. 1 is probably Answer Me 1997 but it was not her father she visited although her father played as a baseball coach in the drama, it was Chilbongie. He made up the excuse of having a jinx and a girl needs to watch his game in order for him to win, just for Najung to come watch his game.

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if it's Chilbongie, it's 1994 though, no ?

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Yeah. 1994. My bad. Thank you. ?

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N° 2 is definitely Heard It Through the Grapevine!
N° 5 is N no tame ni!
They're both very good dramas.

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Oh, Second Entry should be Heard it through the Grapevine. I remember Lee joon shaking his rice bowl at home right after and his mother's horrifed face.

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I'll keep a look out for nr 3 when I take the metro, haven't really paid attention to any ads o.o
I am curious about that one too.

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Number 3 is the Chinese film "Left Ear" with Sandra Ma and Yang Yang.

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#5 - N no tame ni

Great suspense story full of twists!!

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I actually only saw the first episode of Moon River (Taiwanese drama), but I'd look into it for #4. She's a smalltown girl, super skilled martial artist who goes to an elite college. The viki description says she's "at odds" with all the other rich students, so I could see the gum scene happening. She does have short hair, she did seem rather eccentric... I'd say try that one?

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I am desperately stalking this until somebody comments with wtf that gum one on #4 is. jfc it's so weird I *need* to watch whatever show it came from

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IKR. I'm lying here in wait. Someone must have the answer, lol!

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# 1 sounds like when Uee visited her dad during and episode of the variety show "Barefooted Friends", Uee's dad is the head coach of a Korean baseball team

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Yes! When I read the description, Uee's face came to my mind. But then, I was having a really hard time placing what drama this possibly could be from... and having this nagging feeling that actually, wasn't her real dad also a baseball coach. But you are right, it's a scene from "Barefoot Friends."

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No Beans of Wisdom this week? Did the new site make us all unwise?

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well, it is spring. Maybe all the beans have been planted in the ground. now it is just lentils...

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I could be wrong, but I figured the new feature where they will have featured beanies and current comments would replace the Beans of Wisdom post. Maybe? It's the Beanies tab on the top. For now, it seems like the featured beanies are mainly the creators/writers, but I'm assuming that would rotate.

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Or, I'm afraid that it might just be really hard to do one without the sub-reply numbers (even harder if blockquote doesn't work).

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Watching way too many dramas, and reading this section make you feel like,
me : Ok, *with full confidence* I KNOW THAT DRAMA.. but i forgot that title...
my brain :*tries to collect the drama data and gets confused* Wait, but was it a in a Japanese drama you saw that scene? or taiwanese? or maybe Portuguese? Did you even watch drama and , did you even know the title , do you know what even happened in scene 45 in episode 6 at exactly around 11 minutes of the episode?
me : *Blank* *Blank* *Blank*. maybe that wasnt THAT drama.
*Bangs head* why is this so damn confusing?

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I feel you

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#4---Maybe Biscuit Teacher, Star Candy or Protect the Boss
Both of these shows start with the lead girl doing some pretty wild fighting as head of their gangs. I don't know which one specifically though.

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I guess I am going to have to add #5 to my list of dramas to watch.

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I THINK I FOUND #4!
(I'm also the person who requested it... LOL)

I kept wracking my brain to remember who the main actress was & I think it was Bae Doona... So I looked her up on Naver and vaguely remembered the title being Country Princess? 위풍당당 그녀... I'm not 100% sure if it was that drama but judging from the synopsis, it feels like it could be because the main character girl was definitely a bit crazy and eccentric. ^^ I'm trying to find clips to see if I can find that scene again.

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i have faith in youuu

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Number 1 is probably the drama Reply 1994. I didn't watch the series but I remember in the recaps on Dramabeans that Na-jung, the female lead, does not go to baseball games because the team she supports always loses when she's there.

Number 3 is the Chinese film Left Ear. The girl (Sandra Ma) mentioned in the description seduces boy no. 1 (Yang Yang) for boy no. 2 that she likes, because he hates boy no. 1 for a reason. Then she dies and her death affects both boys and the female lead. It's overall sad but the ending was nice...

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