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Name That Drama: Ticking clocks and dramatic dreams

 
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  1. Bodyguards aren’t bodyguards without luscious locks

    This could have been a movie, but I don’t think so. More likely it was a show I dropped near the beginning. I watched it probably 2-3 years ago. I’ve been trying to think of it for months now but nothing comes to mind. So, I’ll try to pin down the sparse details I do recall…l

    It’s definitely sageuk and I’m pretty sure it takes place in Joseon, because I remember the female lead had the unmarried braid hairstyle. She was a princess, or maybe a noble. The male lead is her bodyguard, I think, and he had a ponytail with some hair loose in the front like Gil-dong’s and wore brown(?). The female lead was upset at him a lot I’m pretty sure, can’t remember about what though. There was also something about a tiger or something similar… but it escapes me.

    Oh boy, aha, good luck.

     

  2. Old-school fantasy

    I have been thinking of asking about this for a long time. I will really appreciate your help.

    It’s also an old drama. I watched it around 2001 or 2002 on KBS. It was about an angel and a devil fighting over one hundred souls. The devil is a man and the angel is a girl (I think she works as a florist). In the drama, they are already on their last soul, and it’s the soul of the hero. What I remember was that the house of the devil has a lot of clocks. When a soul is won by the dark side or by either side, his clock stops. So in the devil’s house, only one clock ticks.

    Thats all I can remember. Thanks a lot for your time!

     

  3. Gah, I hate when they pull a “This was all a dream!”

    Help! I can’t figure out what this drama is called. I remember it being an early 2000s drama and the ending. It turns out that the whole drama was a dream or the imagination of the female lead.

     

  4. Name That Movie

    Hi! I would really like to find this movie about a young boy and his father (there is no mother). The father is a minor action actor and always gets beaten up in films, but he endures it anyway to earn money for his son. One day, his son encounters a violin and becomes fascinated by it, but he gets in trouble every time he asks for his father to buy the violin for him because they’re poor. Anyway, one day this rich woman who’s infertile sees the young boy getting hit by his father after asking for a violin and she takes him away whenever the father is not around. Eventually, the infertile woman and her husband become very close to the young boy.

    Meanwhile, the father gets beaten up everyday in movie shoots trying to scrap up enough money to buy his son a violin. BUT, when he finally does, he finds out that the rich lady and her husband have already bought him one. Eventually the son goes to America with the rich lady and her husband with the permission of his father to study more music. Then the movie flashes forward to the boy all grown up and going to Korea to see his father (who is very sick) for the first time in several years. He’s a violinist now, but he’s temporarily quit the violin. He also hates the rich lady and her husband even though they still love him. Anyway, at the very end of the movie, the father dies.

    Please tell me if you know the name of this movie! I’ve been searching for it for years. It should be quite old by now since I watched it several years ago. Thank you!

     

  5. Ghosts and their demands, man

    Hi! I have a drama or a movie (I can’t remember) that I have been having trouble looking for over the past year. There was this one scene in which the main character went in a bus, and everyone in the bus suddenly had scary makeup. He was getting haunted by a female ghost who wanted something on the bus. They went under a tunnel, and then when they came out, the main character begged for forgiveness and agreed to do what she wanted because he was scared of the ghosts.

     

  6. This sounds pretty dark for a drama

    This drama has been bugging me for ages, but I can’t find it ANYWHERE! The main girl has a stepfather, or her mum has a boyfriend, and he’s a MASSIVE stalker. I remember in one scene, he stalks her to a room where she plays the piano, and the male lead hears it and is drawn to it as he remembers that piano tune that his father used to play to him.

    I”m not entirely sure, but either the guy or the stepfather tells the girl to take off her clothes. The step father ends up leaving, and the male lead and girl get trapped in the room. They hear a noise and it scares the girl, but it turns out to be a bird with a broken wing stuck behind the furniture, and she helps it.

    The male lead ends up telling his story of his father and something about rollerblading, since I think the room is a part of his house. But he tells the story vaguely as though he’s telling a random story. The girl catches on and realizes that it’s about him, and then she vaguely gives advice to him. They end up falling asleep in the room together, and they end up getting out of the room when someone unlocks it. The guy then protects the girl from her stepfather.

    If someone could please help me figure out this drama I would greatly appreciate it!

     

Thanks for playing, everyone — till next time!

 
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3 sounds like Lovers in Paris. Could 1 be The Princess' Man?

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I was thinking #1 was The Princess' Man as well.

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Yes, No. 3 is definitely Lovers in Paris. I threw something at the TV when that was revealed at the end

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Yeah, the drama came up in conversation recently and I felt a flash of anger, even all these years later.

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#6 sounds like Autumn's Concerto (Taiwanese) from 2009.

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Yep, it's Autumn's Concerto. I just re-watched it last month.

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#6 is definitely Autumn's Concerto! 下一站,幸福 from Taiwan. the bird with a broken wing and the rollerblading part. 100% sure! the female lead Ady An just got married and she looked so beautiful in her wedding photos~

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I just rewatched it last week!

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Number 4 reminds me of Father's House where the son was played by Kim Soo Hyun. It was a 2 episode special, I believe.

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Oh my gosh thank you so much! I watched it ages ago so I remembered it as a movie. Thank you!

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#1 might be Three Musketeers. I only watched about 3 episodes and the only thing I remember about the entire show is the lead guy's mom warning him about running into tigers.

#6 is definitely Autumn's Concerto.

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could no. 1 be Gu Family Book?

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i also thought gu's family

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No i don't think so, there's no tiger in gu family book 😞

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for some reason i want to say the Taiwanese movie with Jay Chou for #6... Secret?

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#5 reminds me of the drama special What is the Ghost Doing?

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Agreed! Sounds just like a scene from that special!
It stars Lee Joon and Jo Soo-Hyang, who totally kills it btw

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Number 3 is Lovers in Paris. Urgggghhh. I hated that ending!

Number 6 is Autumn's Concerto starring Vaness Wu.

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# 5 may be a movie called Spellbound with Son Ye Jin and Lee Min Ki.

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#1 is definitely Gu Family Book, right? Love that drama to pieces.

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I rather think #1 is Princess' Man and not Gu Family Book. The braid and bodyguard thing both fit the lead characters better in Princess's man, plus there was that whole thing about Park Sihoo's characters father being the Great tiger or something like that...

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number one is definitely princess man

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I'm a week late, but #2 sounded really interesting so I did some digging and found it! It's the 1998 KBS drama Angel's Kiss (천사의 키스). I couldn't find a summary on any English sites, but if you just Google translate this page it's definitely the same drama. https://namu.wiki/w/천사의%20키스

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