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[Theme of the Month] Challenge! Revisit an old drama

It’s August, which means it’s time to set aside our Changing Tastes theme and introduce our new one for the month! (Side note of panic: How is it August already? How, who, where, whaaa? Time stops for no one.)

The prompt for August is a little different than the past two months, in that we’re making it a “challenge” on top of a write-up. Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

Revisit a drama you’ve already seen, which you haven’t seen in a while, and let us know: Is it any different this time around? Does it hold up, or was it really best left in its own time? Do you still love it as much as you used to? What’s changed, and what hasn’t changed at all?

Tip: You needn’t watch every single episode of the drama in order to participate — we’re not slave-drivers! By all means watch the whole thing if you like, but it’s not a requirement.

I bet some of you are rubbing your hands together and cackling in glee over this one. You got this!

 
To submit:

  • Email your submissions to [email protected] If you have a registered Dramabeans account, include your handle so we can link to it.
  • Include at least 1 image, though more is preferred.
  • Suggested length: Between 500 and 1,000 words.
  • Deadline: We will post these on a rolling basis, so we’re taking submissions now. We will cut off accepting submissions on August 25. If you miss this month, join us for a new theme in September!

(Tip: Please name your documents and attachments something other than “Theme of the month” or “Dramabeans,” please! Submissions can be hard to track if they’re all named the same thing.)

 
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I have TONS of dramas I want to rewatch so maybe it's finally time to do so! Hopefully I can submit~

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Also, you know what this means? I'm gonna have a Jae Hee marathon. And probably a So Ji-sub one to clean my tear ducts.

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sometimes as i am describing a drama to my friends to convince them to watch it, it makes me realize how much i loved the drama and how good it was, and i always end up thinking to myself, what the heck. i'm going to re-watch this while i'm at it too. i've re-watched some episodes of school 2013, reply 1988, king 2 heart, kill me heal me, etc and they still never fail to make me cry.

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Goblin and YFAS are the only kdramas I re-watched and man, I still on queue everytime

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*Cry. I still cry on queue everytime. God. My sentence didn't make sense lol

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I kind of want to re-watch Healer.
In honor of Ji Chang Wook's enlistment in two weeks, and because I really miss it

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It's the only drama I've rewatched. It holds up ;)

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I've watched Healer SO many times it's insane. I actually have rewatched eps while it was airing because I was having trouble following the past storyline so my watch pattern was like this:

1-4 initial binge; 5-6; 1-6
7-8; 5-8;
9-10, 11-12, 13-14;
3-5, 15, 16

Mind you this was WHILE it was airing. Then there were two more linear rewatches later.

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Hehehe I thought about doing this but I've already watched it 3 times so I dunno if that counts or if I should just go rewatch MLFTS ... :P

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I watched it back to back (ep 1 to 21) 10 times and still wanted to watch it all over again and again.

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Haha! Oh, what the heck? Why not? For the love of Ji Chang-wook! And ooh yes, MLFTS is definitely on my Re-watch list!

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You madam, haven't even finished it ONCE. I watched part ofa Healer ep today but wasn't in the mood to jump right in. I'm still in a cute and funny binge mood...

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I am thinking of re-watching Healer because unlike most beanies, I did not find it anything special. I enjoyed the show enough, but generally it was just ok for me. JCW was okay for me in it. I watched SP and hoped that it will be the drama that will make me a JCW fan and it did! I realized that I like JCW best in rom-com compared to action.

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I rewatched it for the 3rd time last week and I have to say it was still as amazing as the first time I've watched it! It's probably one of the few dramas I could rewatch multiple times without getting bored ^^

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Me too... I started watching Empress Ki, although its my first time watching the drama.... I am loving the adorable man child ji chang wook plays atleast in the first 10 episodes....and the female lead is badass!!!

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I like this one ! so many dramas to choose from.
but I`m guessing some of them might actually not be as good as I remember, some of them are made for their time only.

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I agree! What's up fox has always been the noona drama of my life but I recently tried to rewatch it out couldn't get past the first few ep. I really did love it when I watched it the first time. It really was, as you say, for that time

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I've been wanting to rewatch so many dramas, but because of all the recent ones I haven't been able to T.T If I get the time to do so, maybe I'll be able to submit something. If not, I'll gladly and enjoy reading all the submissions! To whoever's writing: Fighting~~

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What Drama is that picture from?
Does anyone knows? 🤔

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Wang's Family. I think it's the 'daughter-in-law audition' scene.

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Thanks!

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I'm just saying...over on the fanwall I just asked if anyone wanted to do a buddywatch of Boys Over Flowers. @kayedrama and I are getting started this weekend.

How timely :)

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You jumped immediately to mind when I read this lol

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I am in with it. I want to join. I have been thinking about trying to rewatch it.

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Hahaha! Does it count if watched the Japanese and Taiwenese version and first time the Korean one? Ugh. Why did I not watch Junpyo back then whywhywhy. So pumped for this!

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because the Japanese one was better? I first watched the Korean one a few months ago and was disappointed. but it is still a classic kdrama

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The Japanese was daebak :) Many ppl did say I might be disappointed with BOF that is why even if its on my to-watch list (forever) I haven't even watched a single clip nor read a recap! hahaha! And I call myself a kdrama addict. Its such a classic I can't miss. So there. Will start this weekend.

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oh ! I just rewatched ep1 Hana Yori Dango S1 and it was awesome!

Can Jdorama be included?

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I doubt they will allow J dramas. That said, Hana Yori Dango is the tops! I heard there's going to be another Japanese remake, but it'll be hard to beat, I think.

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Ohhh BOF wasn't my first drama, but it was the one that got me addicted to kdramas. I may join you on that rewatch.

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Aw, I love the idea of buddy-watch! I'm actually doing something similar w/ @sicarius! We made a pact (ha, a time ago, too) to watch/finish up Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (which I've officially dubbed as "Project Moonlight") by the drama's one-year anniversary on October 18th. Haha, I've been dutifully watching the show and loving it, so can't wait to discuss w/ mah buddy and anyone else interested.

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WOOOT YAS Project Moonlight is a gooo

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All the best! I tried to rewatch BOF but I couldn't do it 🙈 Unfortunately this one did not age well for me. I hope y'all have a great time though!

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Let us know how you liked it, Isa.
I watched Hana Yori Dango first and consequently disliked JanDi a bit first time around. But after 2 years I didn't judge her so harshly and I enjoyed the show more.

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I watched Hana Yori Dango ages ago and loved it. And then I watched the korean one the first time a few months ago and really disliked JanDi. That was probably the sole reason I didnt like the korean version because everything else was fine.

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Heartless City has been on my list for a re-watch and actually, I started yesterday due to a screencap I saw on the beanie wall. Oh boy....I had forgotten Soo's favorite word. 😂 It brought me joy hearing it again.

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Gosh, I'm on my first-watch of Heartless City, episode 11 to be specific, and I already know it is going to end up on one favorite list or another of mine.. Jung Kyung-ho might just be one of the hottest men ever. He just commands such attention, I can't look away whenever he's on screen.

This reminds me so much of the Cantonese movie, "Infernal Affairs," featuring Tony Leung and Andy Lau. It's, like, getting an extended version of the movie, only...I love this drama just as much for entirely its own merits. I love almost all the side characters, including the villains. The only character I might have a slight issue with is the main female lead, played by Nam Gyu-ri. But this is just soooooooo good.

Main point is: I would LOVE to read your re-watch thoughts of Heartless City, if that's what you decide to write about!!! *Fighting!*

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Oohh... It's a great excuse to rewatch my fave old dramas. Hmm... Which one should I choose?? 🤔

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This seems like a great idea especially since the drama scene is unbelievably dull lately.

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This might just help me get over my drama slump! Might. Not sure!
Will definitely pick up an old drama :)

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When I'm pressed for time but want to revisit a drama, I usually just marathon the recaps. LOL

I even reply to years old comment threads. Sad. XD

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That's what I do now for Dragons. I've finally realized that it's not efficient to actually rewatch the whole thing. I just settle for re-reading recaps now.

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I do this all the time. Haha!

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Haha, my favorite thing about the new db is that I can see on the Beanies page when people comment on old posts. Lol, some times I'll just go and upvote comments from way back too...

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"Sad" that I do the same as you and mary...?

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Oh yay, you mean this is ok to do?! I have been restraining myself from doing this because I thought it'd too odd. 😂😝

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I hope this challenge means that Beanies will read or reread the stupendous recaps of My Lovely Kim Sam Soon, written by samsooki!

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I love those recaps! I read them from time to time just for fun.

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Nono! It's not sad to reply to old comment threads.

It just means the drama conversation continues!

The Beanies are cool like that. ☺

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Well, off to watch Delightful Girl Choon yuang again!

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I never got into that drama, but I know it's a classic and one of Hong Sisters' best works. My lil' sis actually loved it. Will have to give it another shot one of these days.

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Yes! You must! Just try to put yourself in those times, and it might be a little better! Then let us know what you think!

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Oh, yay! It was like it's made for me! All I did this year was to rewatch dramas. I've rewatched more dramas than I actually started! Now which drama to pick...

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I recently rewatched Meteor Garden (It's the Taiwanese version of Hana Yori Dango and the first Asian drama to drive the entire Philippines crazy! >.<) and had a ton of realizations. However, it's not K-drama but I don't think that's going to stop me from writing about it. Haha

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Please do write! I'd love to talk about Pineapple Hair and all the wacky wardrobe choices (that I read came from resale shops)😂

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Oh my! Thanks for the unexpected throwback feels! Meteor Garden! Pineapple hair!!! 😝

I was also a fan of Meteor Garden. (I was a piano nerd back then, and I remember saving this beautiful Ni Yao Di Ai piano midi, and convert it into notated form using Cakewalk! Haha, so many ancient terms!)

I'm not so sure how MG holds up for me now, sixteen years later. (Per Wikipedia, MG aired in 2001. Was that really 16 years ago?!?) As a teenager, I was so so giddy amazed by Dao Ming Si's love for Shancai. 😂 But by Boys Over Flowers time seven years later, I already couldn't stand Jun Pyo. 😝 As I get older, apparently, I have less and less patience for bad boys. 😝

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i'd love to read that and share my thoughts. loved Meteor Garden even with all the weird styling.

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OMG YESSS!!! Taiwanese dramas from back in the day are the best. I thing I've rewatched Autumns Concerto about 3-4 times now, still so good. And Devil Beside You and It Started with a kiss all so good rewatches.

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Gah Autumn's Concerto. Man I love that drama. I was obsessed with it when it was airing.

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Autumn's Concerto, the only T-drama saved in my hard drive. Loved it even after 6th or was it 8th time rewatching.

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It Started With A Kiss! I go back and watch the second season whenever I'm having a bad year. 😂 Can't get enough of the leads' chemistry

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I also recently rewatched meteor garden, and I still enjoyed it like 15 years ago when it was first time aired in our local tv station.
I tried to watch the kdrama version but I didnt enjoy it all, just watched the first epi.
Sanchai <3 Tao ming se forever!

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Ahh... Meteor Garden and all those older Taiwanese dramas! I haven't gotten into the newer Taiwanese dramas; they don't seem to make them like they used to.

I would definitely read this, but not sure if Dramabeans would encourage discussions of dramas from other countries. It would be too wide a playing field.

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'Sassy Girl Chun Hyang' worth re-re-re-rewatching
Sassy-ness of a female lead in a 2005 drama is a gem.

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I was rewatching it before some recently ended/ending dramas caught my attention, but now I want to get started again. I've seen the first few eps too many times to count, but JB's reunited lovers catnip post reminded me that I haven't rewatched it until the end nearly enough.

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Oh! Just watched the whole thing again. Yes, (I sat through the whole thing..)
And the feels all came back. Man, I still have a special place for it in my heart. 😀

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What about the picture? Do we include pictures or just send the article and dramabeans provide them? Thanks in advance.

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It says you have to provide at least one image alongside your submission.

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Been rewatching some dramas while live watching others has been a part of my drama routine since 2015,but what,how and when can I write for this?

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@chingu remember the numerous Beanie discussions in one if not all of your Moorim Madness posts? How timely this month's theme.

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Ahaha, haaaaayyy~ yes! MOORIM MADNESS! Mwuhaha! That brought back some memories, didn't it? Or at least it brought out a lot of Beanie love (for Hyun-woo oppa, haha). Even though it was an old drama, it was actually my first time watching it, though, and as you know, I loved it. Haha. But boy was I confused at first at the initial mixed reviews, only to be followed by So. Much. Love.

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Theme or not, been trying to find where I can watch Fashion 70's for ages (watched it 12 years ago around the time it aired, and been wanting to watch it again)—any thoughts where? :) Cheers! :)

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Omg I'm so happy you mentioned Fashion 70s! I loved that drama though I watched it on local TV waaaay back and has no idea where that can be found now.

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No, Fashion 70s can't be found? It was so great, and oh that music! I do remember that the subs were terrible. I bought the DVD set and still felt like I was doing English-to-English translations in my head 😏

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if you dont mind watching it illegally, dramanice/dramacool or drama(.)net has fashion 70's in their archive.

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Ooooh wouldn't mind that, besides most of the legit sites exclude our region so for the most part it's either DVDS or illegal for me.😫 Bit of a bummer really. Will try to check it out. ☺

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Does it have to be a Korean drama? Because I've got tons of old Japanese dramas that I've watched, but not many Korean dramas, because it hasn't been that long since I've started watching them.

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As I can't speak for JB or GF I don't know if they'd make an exception for this. But being that this is a site that caters primarily to Korean dramas and Korean entertainment I think it would have to be a k-drama.

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*Looks at the challenge, looks down at the list of unfinished latest drama list....* hmm I could multitask....

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This is me.

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I just finished rewatching Coffee Prince and Goong: the Princess Hour and I couldn't help rewatching many scenes many times over. The OTPs remain to be my favorite. ohhhh the chemistry and the kisses.

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Yoon eun hye marathon. I miss her so much in drama.

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I was just thinking a few weeks ago that if I were to re-watch an old kdrama, I'd go for Goong or Coffee Prince. 💕😃

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I rewatched coffee prince a few months ago and my obsession with Gong Yoo reached a new level!! That show is amazing! there's a reason why it's a classic!

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I can't re-watch Goong. I'd feel sad for Yul all over again. :( He's #2 of my top 2nd leads I feel so sorry about... #1 is Jung woo of My Girl

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what is an old drama? at least 10 years? Dal Ja´s Spring it is, then! I am trying the opposite - if the things that annoyed me like the second male lead being as stiff as concrete will still annoy me or I have grown to endure it better.

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I was just thinking a drama that you personally haven't watched in a long time... I haven't watched "old old" dramas tbh.... I think. Maybe I am wrong... Huh....

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I'm watching it for the first time! I'm enjoying it but it isn't crack for me. It's become the drama I pick up when I have a bit of a lull

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Me at each "theme of the month" new release : it could be so funny and insightful to write about it, then I check my on going drama+k-show, then "plan to watch" list, so I didn't write for last themes. I don't know if I would be able to motivate myself and most important make place in my schedule to write about this August theme...
One thing for sure: I'm going to enjoy the posts like the other month themes :)

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Omg I can get behind this but I have no idea what to watch!

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I recently rewatched That Winter The Wind Blows on VIU since I got free premium package from my provider. Bless the leads with their visual, I practically drooling for Jo In Sung and wishing I was as pretty as Song Hye Kyo. LOL
Will accept the challenge but I wonder if I'll be able to write and submit the whole thing since 1) English is not my 1st language and kinda lost in grammar/tenses, 2) time constraint to write an essay other than my own work assignments.

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You can do it, take your time writing?

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If English isn't your first language, why not go ahead and write it. Then have someone proofread or edit for you? Judging from some of Beanie posts I've read though, I don't think Dramabeans too judgmental about grammar.

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just do it 😇
dramabeans staffs will make it better 😇 don't worry 💪

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Thank you @Hydesamagirl and @cassie23 for the encouragement! I'll try writing it first!

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I'm glad you are going for it! I'm available if you need a proof reader or cheerleader to encourage you! Fighting!!!

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I'm willing to proofread/beta read if you need one, @kanzcech! And yes, Dramabeans' staff edits your submission before publishing it (if it makes the cut!) so don't worry!

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I wanted to write about TWTWB but then I saw your comment. Even if English is not your first language ( and not mine neither) you can still try. Be confident and Beanies are there to help you :)

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Oooooh! I might actually do this one!
So many choices choices though!

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IKR? I regularly re-watch old dramas as part of my drama routine. Just finished Moorim School. Recently started re-watching Flower Boy Next Door

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@wakimary What ep are you in FBND? I'm stuck on ep 5 (or is it 6?) This is my first time watching though. Can we buddy-watch?

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Hello @kayedrama finished until ep 6. I barely remember the story itself. Yes, let's buddy watch. I usually re-watch drama over weekends Fri nights (around 8pm KST) until Sun afternoon.

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Hey @wakimary I just read your comment now (I hope we get noti from comments in articles soon) and I'm watching FBND this week since next weekend will be for BOF (Gosh I just realized I'm fully-booked lol) another buddy watch (Hey bud @isthatacorner). I'm on 11 now though. I didn't get the hang of it (I was kinda frustrated with the PSY character) but I've warmed up to her now and I can continue watching.

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Ah, so you chose FBND? Cool, cool. Enrique~! I had the biggest crush on Enrique/Yoon Shi-yoon when I watched it.

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I watchedit bec I'm so hung up on the Best Hit. I watched Mirror of the Witch last week and now I'm watching FBND. YSY is the only thing I like in this drama hahahah. What an adorable panda he is. ♥

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Aw, one of the good things about a good show coming to an end is being able to watch the actors' other projects that you've never seen, so yay for that! Best Hit and Mirror are two of his dramas that I would pick back up for him. One day!
Oh, he's SO CUTE (!) as Enrique! Such a happy-go-lucky character!

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THE BEST HIT is an adorable drama! So! Cute! The OST is ❤. You should watch it! I can re-watch with you @chingu

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Aww~! Okay! I'll let you know when the time comes and I'm good and ready to give it another shot. You'll be my Best buddy! ;)

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FBND (and FB series) were the ones I haven't re-watch among those in your awesome suggested list.

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That's right! Aw, shucks. Thanks. I'm really glad you liked my recs. :)

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I want to marathon Forest of Secret, to see if this time around it will make any different 😛 less amazing, less miss-able

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Ohnoo if only time is my friend.

But on the top of my head, Forest of Secrets, is it too soon? ☺️

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Exactly my question, @neener. Is it too soon? Haha!

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I've been thinking of revisiting My Girlfriend is a Gumiho for a while now.

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Used to watch a drama I already love so much... I usually re watch a drama is not because of the plot because we already know the story... Might be looking more feeling and understand more about character and their trajectory. I might end up crying in particular scene which I didn't on the first time I'm watching it

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I wonder what @javabeans and @girlfriday will re-watch. Will it be the classic Feeling and Jealousy they talk about all the time or will they revisit a drama they've recapped?

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I'm so curious about those two dramas since they mention them all the time. Where can I watch Jealousy and Feeling?

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Yey my comment got posted! Hah! No idea where to find those. Even @annerl mentioned Fashion 70s couldn't be found and that was fairly recent - 2005. Feeling and Jealousy are 90s I think.

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I'm sure we'll find out soon enough! A few days after they post the month's theme, one of them sends in her articles, followed shortly by the other!

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I usually have re-watching season every year.. usually around September. And the list is pretty much fixed: Nodame Cantabile, Goong, Coffee Prince.
And by the end of my rewatching season I usually get refreshed and more energetic LOL it's almost like returning from ClubMed or something

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Nodame Cantabile is one of my favorites to re-watch! I love the classical music, the growth of the two main characters, and a huge cast of interesting people. I also liked Cantabile Tomorrow, as I saw it before I watched Nodame Cantabile. Joo Won's cherub cheeks and doey eyes are so adorable.

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This thread is perfect for me to discuss "Secret Garden", since I tried to re-watch it a few months ago, and that is why it is no longer on “my shows” list on here.

Several years back I liked it because for a kdrama it was innovative despite the juvenile hero and second male lead. However when I tried to re-watch it a few months ago, I couldn’t get into it at all, because I couldn’t stand the hero or the second male lead (Oscar). They are two spoiled, annoying males, with mommy issues. Also the hero’s snobbish/juvenile attitude towards the heroine, turned me off this time when watching. I guess I am now used to the much better male leads in dramaland now.

I also couldn’t stand the male lead’s mother, at the beginning I was willing to tolerate her. But after she found out who Ra Im’s father was and that he had died saving her son’s life, and yet she still looked down on the heroine, made her cross the line into cartoonishly evil territory (and that’s the way I felt about her from the beginning). However watching the drama again, highlighted this. The fact that the heroine still tries to pander to her even until the end, while the mother-in-law doesn’t even welcome her in her house, left a very bad taste in my mouth. Ra Im shouldn’t have let that monster of a mother-in-law see her grandchildren, unless she had eaten some humble crow.

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I re-watched Secret Garden earlier this year and I don't think I'll be watching it again save for maybe watching clips of my favorite scenes. I personally can't pin-point the reason why I didn't enjoy it as much upon re-watch but since I'd already seen the jokes before they didn't make me laugh as much as I did the first time so that was a major bummer for me. I still will always have fond memories of how much SG cracked me up the first time I watched it though.

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I wholeheartedly agree. Secret Garden was kinda like BOF for me: fun to watch for the first time, too bad to watch again, and too shameful to tell people that I ever enjoyed them. I will always remember the body swapping humor, but I don't really like any characters: the hero was an immature, slimy, elitist jackass, the heroine flips personality rapidly between a strong, independent woman and an embarassing puddle of tears, the washed-up singer is also slimy, and the socialite ex-girlfriend actually deserves better.

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i have been waiting for this month theme 😍 since i have no idea about last month theme due to theres is no change in me in kdrama taste 😅😅😅
i'll try to join again 💪

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Oooh, great idea! Also, can't believe July is already over too! I am thinking of rewatching master's sun which was my first kdrama. I remember sitting up late the night i watched the episode where so ji sub gets stabbed and continued to watch two or so episodes and i used to sleep early then. But, afterwards I became a drama addict and now find it almost impossible to sleep at that time. Also, I remember telling my friend (whom I was updating with the story after watching each episode, lol) the next day that there was a big twist and that it was so sad to watch, And she got excited saying "tell me, tell me". Ah, Good times. I am wondering if watching it again will bring back the same feelings.

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I've had the biggest urge to rewatch Master's Sun even though I watched it fairly recently (end of 2015). I really did enjoy that drama.

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That's an excellent show to rewatch!!!!!! I rewatched it a few months ago and I still love it!!❤️❤️

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Me too, me too. I usually feel like rewatching it every August

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SCREAMING @chingu where you at?! Lol, I feel like this theme was made for the conversation we had. But why oh why did it come in the month where I literally have the LEAST amount of time on my hands?

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Omo. I'M RIGHT HERE!

Yes yes yes! We totally talked about this! I thought of you when I mentioned the classics like Coffee Prince and Sam Soon, on one of my comments here. And it's funny because I've actually started a mission project of my own with a fellow Beanie (@sicarius) to watch/finish up Moonlight Drawn By Clouds.

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That's definitely on my to be watched list. Ahhh, I wish I had the time to do all the things :/. It would have been the perfect time to re-try Sam Soon and see if that drama still irks me.

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Ha! Yeah, you make me wonder if I'd think differently about it, too. Welp, it's on The List, and The List ain't goin' nowhere. ;)

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This prompt came at the perfect time. I am listening to old DB podcasts which has planted the bug to rewatch some older dramas. This is going to be so much fun! Now I have to decide what to watch first. Hmmmmm...

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Now that you mention it, I tried downloading the old podcast 1 and 2 and it doesn't download😢

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I think I could email you the files via WeTransfer.

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Hmmmm.... I've been thinking about "Coffee Prince" for a while. Maybe it's time I actually put in the time? Though I may have to wait for September, I got a fair load of writing assignments for August already (and it's only the 2nd day of the month, good lord!)

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Okay, your username and icon is perfection.

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Oh yes. I like this one!!!!
Dont have many options because i am relative new in the drama world but i will try. 🙆

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Ah! I want to send a submission but I don't really have time to write properly. I recently rewatched Operational Proposal and realized how young and immature Yoo Seungho's acting was. I know, shocking. And I love Yoo Seungho too.

I guess during my first time watching the show, I couldn't really scrutinize the acting because of all my tears. I cried so, so much. This time, when Yoo Seungho's character cried, I laughed out loud. His wailing and his facial expressions were both so exaggerated and unnatural. There are certain things he do so well as an experienced actor, but I could see very well that back in 2012, he was still transitioning from a child actor to an Actor. Child actors get praised for strong emotional expressions and sometimes even get coached on facial movements. In Operational Proposal, Yoo Seungho was doing things that he was doing as a child actor, but at 19, it comes across as too unnatural and comical.

It's fascinating to see how far he's come since. Nowadays, it's a delight to watch Yoo Seungho because he's able to emote strong emotions with just his eyes or the subtle microexpressions. Gone are the days when actors have to open their eyes really wiiiiiide for three seconds to expression surprises.

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This is not to say that Yoo Seungho was anyway bad as a child actor, because I looooove his roles as a child. He's so gifted, and yet he reinvented himself and his acting style as an adult. Operational Proposal was an awkward transitional phase and the evidence that no one is immediately great at what they do, even if they'd been great at what they did before.

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Hmm, your analysis was interesting to say the least, @chii-le. Admittedly, I haven't seen OPERATION PROPOSAL but I'm planning too soon. I just love the original so much (the Japanese Proposal Daisakusen) that I'm so wary of the remake. Would look out for this observation.

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That's what I wonder... will classics like Full House, My Name Is Kim Sam Soon, and Stairway to Heaven be just as enjoyable if I were to re-watch it now? I recently re-watched Coffee Prince and I'm happy to report that THAT show definitely withstands the test of time! Also, My Girl--so fun! I saw KBS World upload episodes of Full House on their YouTube channel, and was tempted to re-watch the series. I don't know how I got through watching all of Stairway to Heaven, but I know for sure that when I do get to re-watching it, I'd be a big emotional mess, since Park Shin-hye everyone cries in like, every episode. Oh, and a lot of stuff goes down.

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Oops, how'd this comment get here? It was in response to @seba1's comment above (#4).

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I've watched My Name is Kim Sam Soon and still love Samsoon. Unfortunately, the hero is just immature and has a violent temper. It's such a great drama about women, but the men portrayed are mostly disappointing.

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A few years after Full House became popular, I tried watching it. However, I couldn't get into it because, somehow, everything looked ... dated?

But it'd be interesting to see how the acting skills of the actors have changed/grown.

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Full house was my first drama! I don't think I've rewatched it. I think I'm a bit afraid of how it holds up because it was the beginning of an 11 year drama affair! Should I rewatch it? What if the fantasy is broken?

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I should add that my girl was my second and it's what sealed the deal. I've watched it 3 times and enjoyed it every time! Such good memories!

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Your Full House is my Princess Hours! :) And that is why I am also very slightly hesitating to rewatch that because what if, as you say, the fantasy gets broken? 🎎🐻

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I've rewatched Full House, Coffee Prince and Secret Garden the past year and I still liked them the second timearound. I found myself still laughing at the funny seasons and moved in the emotional scenes. I cannot say the same for Stairway to Heaven, which somehow felt dated already when I tried to re-watch last year.

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the dramas I have most rewatched are I Remember You (34), I Hear Your Voice (8), Sungkyukwan Scandal (6), Two Weeks, High School King of Life Conduct, King Of Dramas, City Hunter (5), Secret. KillHeal, My Love From The Star (4),Shut Up FBB, Reply 1988 (3)... there are more dramas... I usually don´t watch any drama that I like less than 3 times in a row.

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My goodness, you've watched I Remember You 34 times?

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Same question we have! Hahaha

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I go back to it every time a drama slightly disappoints me and there were several in 2016 alone. I also go back to it whenever I start a new crime /procedural drama to see if they compare. and I just go back to it, let´s admit, to see Seo In Guks´broad shoulders in a pink sweater. or to imagine myself in the psycho dinner table

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Wow, I rewatched I Hear Your Voice 3 times, Reply 1997 5 times, Reply 1994 2 times, and Reple 1988 3 times. I'm nowhere near your record!

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OMG are you saying you watched IRY 34x? Wow. You must memorized the script! I love love love that show! SIG ❤ PBG

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And me, i thought i was crazy because I rewatched I hear your voice at least twice, and FWLKBJ once, and good portions of Tomorrow Cantabile and shopping king Louis....! 😕
But you win!

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You definitely win the rewatch award, @redfox. 34 times?!?!?!?!?!?!

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should we have an IRY challenge and a quiz later? like, how many striped items did the brothers wear during the drama?

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Is this as children and as adults?

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I've got to hand it to you @redfox that had to be some kind of record. I think the most times I've watched any drama is 3 times! How did you manage this? Do you sleep? Lol

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I remember you telling us in another thread about how you've watched IRY 34 times... I was in awe then, but after looking at your list, I'm more in awe than ever!

I have watched the 80s Cantonese ~50+ episode dramas "Return of the Condor heroes" and "The Dragon Sword and Heaven Sabre" each at least over 10 (but I think under 20) times... I can still rewatch parts of them, but no longer can I start from the beginning and go all the way thru. Too many newer dramas, not to mention books, on my list!

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Whoo! August is my birth month and I usually spend it with old favorites anyway. You guys need to get out of my head!!

I was going to rewatch angry mom and school 2013, but now maybe I'll skew a little older, hmm 🤔

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I was thinking of school 2013 too but I'm currently watching 2017. Would that be too much teenage angst? I loved angry mom as well

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I went full angst and decided on Shining Inheritance, my first makjang drama. Just go for it! Life is short lol

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Update: I am watching school 2013 and it is perfect 😍

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You're beautiful! Loved it all over again.

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Cool.

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My favorite drama to rewatch is It Started with a Kiss and its sequel They Kiss Again. I have watched this taiwanese drama so much I have memorized the screenplay, but I'd want to watch it again. Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng❤❤❤

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I just did a recent rewatch of it started with a kiss, and they kissed again, omg my heart can't take it anymore!!!

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waaah, just saw Secret Garden so maybe I'll write something about it, I dunno, I'm not much of a good writer kekekeke

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Give it a go!!

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Oooh I love this theme, and can't wait to read all the submissions!! Hmm... maybe I should rewatch the kdrama that started it all for me - Boys Over Flowers. I have a feeling I will cringe my way through it the second time around instead of fall head over heels for LMH like I did the first time.

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Now I'm curious, which dramas have people rewatched? I haven't rewatched too many because I'm already having trouble keeping up with new dramas, but these are the ones I've watched twice:
Reply 1997, Reply 1988, MLFAS, and Healer.

These are ones I plan to watch again: Chicago Typewriter, Secret Love Affair, Jealousy Incarnate.

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I've rewatched My Name is Kim Samsoon (my fav), My Girl, Discovery of Romance, Que Sera Sera, Boys Over Flowers, The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry. There might be more, but I can't remember. I'm in the middle of a My Daughter Seoyoung rewatch.

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Rewatched: my girl, coffee prince, masters sun, greatest love, secret garden, weightlifting fairy Kim Bok Joo, Hotaru no Hikari, soulmates, I hear your voice, Queen In Hyun's man. These are the ones I remember. There are also a bunch I tried to rewatch but couldn't get through it. The most notable are BOF and what's up fox

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