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Name That Drama: Tasting the towels

 
Ready for another round of drama-sleuthing? Help out your fellow Beanies or email us your own questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.
 

  1. Table etiquette

    I’m not quite sure but I think it is a Korean drama. The only part I remember is when the lead character eats the hand towel paper or something off the table. But then afterwards the other character who is a female does the same and eats it. And the funniest part was that the other female character was quite rich.

    Help me remember this drama please. Watching too many dramas and movies is making me confused.

     

  2. Discount for one

    There was a K-drama I watched a few years ago that I remember I really liked but I can’t remember what it was called. I definitely remember that it had something to do with a small restaurant and in one of the earlier episodes a boy comes into the restaurant and he’s really exhausted and doesn’t have enough money to pay for a decent meal but the chef makes him a pretty big meal anyway and claims something along the lines of having a discount for teenagers that day.

    That’s all I can remember and I really want to rewatch the drama so if anyone could help that would be wonderful!

     

  3. A love triangle with dreams

    Hello. Can you help me find a drama I watched before? I think it was aired more than ten years ago. I was telling my sister about the details I remember but she doesn’t have a clue about it.

    I remember that the drama have several scenes at the seashore and one particular scene there that I remember is that the female lead was about to confess to the male lead about her feelings for him but just then male lead told the female lead about his dream. I forgot what he told her on what he wanted to become but that stopped the female lead from confessing her feelings for him.

    I hope you can help me find this drama. Thank you.

     

  4. Signs point to escape

    Hi Beanies, I’ve been having difficulties placing a name of a drama to this riveting scene I remember.

    From what I recall, the scene is set in an underground prison and the main lead has managed to help a prisoner break free from his cell. While running away, the prisoner frantically scribbles on the wall with an ink-less pen. Guards are charging in all directions and suddenly the lights cut out. Turns out, it was an invisible-ink pen that glowed in the dark. The arrows and symbols that were revealed allowed the main lead to escape the prison.

    All signs point towards an action drama, but I can’t quite figure it out. Thank you all in advance!

     

  5. This sounds like every Candy K-drama ever

    There is this one drama from around the 2007-2009 era that I don’t know the name of. It’s about a poor woman and a rich man who eventually fall in love.

    In this drama, the boy’s mother disapproves of the girl because she is poor and has no parents. The boy is kind of cold and aloof. I specifically remember that the girl lived or worked at the top of a building on the roof. The roof had this green carpet on it. There was this one scene where they are on a yacht and the man tells her that he can’t wait to start a family with her or something like that. There was this other scene that was really funny where the woman thought that the man was going to hit her, so she just closed her eyes and started kicking the air to protect herself, even though he didn’t do anything. The series ended with these two getting married and she is heavily pregnant in the final episode.

    In this show, there are supporting characters. There is this one girl who is a bit ditzy and she gets pregnant and on the final show, her twin boys receive gold rings for either their 100th day or first birthday.

     

Thanks for playing, everyone — till next time!

 
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The last one really sounds like every Candy K-Drama ever 😃
It could be Full House, though.

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Gah ~~ Bits and pieces of these sound like dramas I've watched, but when I put it together in the grand scheme/plot of things, it doesn't add up!!!

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N°2 should be "Late Night Restaurant" with Kim Seung Woo. I just watched the first episode but the scene's description immediately reminded me of this drama.

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That rings a faint bell. I didn't watch the entire series, but it surely sounds like something the proprietor would do. I've been meaning to finish watching it, and this gives me a little nudge to do so. ;-)

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It IS! It rang a bell when I first read the description with a feeling of "I know this. Why do I know this?" Thanks for pinpointing it :)

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'name that drama' posts are my favorite cause the summaries are always so ridiculous! It's like reading a dream journal 😂

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I watch sci/fantasy and I often find myself typing out truly ridiculous sentences about the plot or characters.

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try telling friends kdrama plots; that's when you truly realize how dramatic or ridiculous some plots are

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I’ll never forget my friend’s reaction when I tried to explain I’m Not a Robot to her.

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IKR! My friend gave me an eyeroll when I told him the plot of Prison Playbook - and that's one of the normal ones! I think he had a problem with the famous baseball player going to jail and then his best friend from childhood being a prison guard there.

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I had to describe it to 4 different people because they were curious about what managed to capture my attention and I think the key is to yell "I KNOW, IT'S SO DUMB NO IDEA WHY I LIKE IT*" every time they make a face. helps you keep what's left of your reputation.

* works only if they don't know about your dramabeans account

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Hwayugi: Well it's about these deities: a monkey, bull, pig, dog, zombie, and an octopus that takes control of an idol's body. Oh and the monkey is in love with a monk who is a real estate agent who sees ghost, but the love might not be real because he has this shackle on his wrist. Oh, and the monkey is hot, like the post-military hotness is shocking.

Not surprisingly I got some weird loooks.

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Ah but that's where you've gone wrong.

You should have said: it's the k-drama equivalent of Thor: Ragnarok with a human love interest.

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I had to look this up, because apparently I've been living under a k-drama rock and am way behind on US media.

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I want to say number 3 is Cinderella's Sister (2010) but not sure. I know the love interests were always meeting at the beach as teenagers but can't remember what exactly stopped them from confessing to each other other than it's a kdrama and direct communication would be too easy.

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Ooooh now that you mention it, it could be Cinderella's Sister.

Eunjoo was such a prickly porcupine, it could've been anything that Oppa said that made her clam up again. Maybe he wanted to be loyal to their family, or was worrying about the younger sister (which Eunjoo could've interpreted as him liking someone else). I just know the guy eventually confessed first by writing a letter before going to the army, but the little sister hid the letter from Eunjoo.

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Yes, I remember the letter and being so mad at the sister. Man, she was a brat.

It was actually my very first kdrama. I finished others before going back and finishing it, but it's what got me looking for more.

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This makes me want to watch (for the 3rd time) Cinderella's Sister.

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Could #3 be Let's Go To The Beach, though? I just remember the leads working as lifeguards by the beach, then later on, the male leads decides to move into Seoul to become something. Dunno how he tells her though.

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Could #4 be MAN TO MAN? Agent K busted the Russian prisoner out of a prison in Hungary where the inmates worked in a mine, IIRC. I don't actually remember the invisible writing on the wall, but it's the kind of gee-whiz stuff that went on in the early episodes.

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I've watched Man to Man three times because I'm one of the few people who like it. So I should know but I think I fast forwarded that escape scene all three times. It sounds vaguely familiar though.

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It sounds like a movie to me. Or maybe a j-dorama. The scene sounds too iconic for it to be not remembered by any beanie T____T

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You're not alone; I enjoyed it a lot too :-) . But I just checked, and there are no arrows; they just escape together.

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Thanks for your reality check, @delurker. That's the only show from among the ones I've watched that seemed like it could be it. I hereby throw in the towel. I'm stumped, too. ;-)

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one word WaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaH!

1 time was tough.. 3 .. but m happy someone liked it

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I feel I'll have to write a combined defence post for Man x Man and Masked Prosecutor sometime :-)) . Four things I liked about Man x Man:

1. Park Sung-woong doing funny bromance.

2. Yeon Jeong-hun, because he is fantastic in everything he does. He saved Mask too.

3. Jeong Man-sik and Jang Hyun-sung ahjussis playing nice characters for once, instead of evil manipulative CEO wannabes.

4. Park Hae-jin's foolproof exit method after an undercover mission, and being told that he can't do that in Korea, because the police tend to want to investigate when a car blows up. :-))

It wasn't a classic, but I didn't find it any worse than average, and it was a fun watch overall; no angst, no doom, and a realistic ending for the love triangle.

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There were some truly gripping scenes of spy spoofery, and the bromance between super-villain specialist Woon-gwang and Guard Kim was priceless. I, too, loved Agent K's "sure-fire" self-extraction method. David McInnis was great as Petrov. It was a fun romp.

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Also his "foolproof exit plan" involved teleportation or possible breaching the space-time continuum. Him nonchalantly walking away from the burning car he was just in, in full view of everyone was a spoof of bad spy films.

I just felt like it was way more tongue-in-cheek than the majority of reviewers realised.

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@ChinguMode I thought that too; Park Hae-jin in super-serious spy-movie mode, dealing with the petty annoyances of life in a romcom :-).

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@delurker
It kind of reminds me of W's "you're in the wrong genre!" problems. Although in that case, she was trying to turn a revenge thriller into a rom com.

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@leetennant (practising @s here) For some reason I think Masked Prosecutor was doing the same thing with the masked avenger theme, but people didn't get the joke, sigh... :-)

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Hmmm this all sound interesting but I have no idea... like for example No. 1 kind of sounds like the scene in Spy with Melissa McCartney where she and a guy were at a fancy pants restaurant and she tried to eat the condensed napkin, but the companion didn't put it in his mouth. so it doesn't fit the description. and No. 2 makes me think of Signal and how the owner would give Hae Young free meals (but actually they'd already been paid for by Jae han) - Episode 12

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I think it is Spy. I love that movie and watched it quite recently.

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I can't name #5 but do want to report that with each clue, I laughed harder (as the classics piled up). But the yacht does stump me.

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#4 sounds a lot like God's Gift - 14 Days however it was a mental hospital and the patient draws a line with a glow-in-the-dark pen for Soo-hyun to follow so that she can escape.

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yes yes come to think of it!!!! i thought it was glow in the dark paint though??? i remember the patient sloshing something over the walls and on her shoes? or something?

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i have no clue what these hints pointing to.
but if by chance anyone gets to #4 do let me know. it seems to one damn interesting drama with this clue and i want to watch it....

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I think #5 is 'Pure 19' by Koo Hye Sun, the first K drama I watched.

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#5 = "Hearts of Nineteen" with Gu Hye-Sun

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I love k-drama fiction and fantasy movies especially my girlfriend is a nine tailed fox, rooftop prince, dark knight and huwaghi

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5 could be Pure 19/Hearts of 19? I know the twins part/ditzy character was in it but can't really place the rest...

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I can’t remember which Kdrama #1 is but it was a compressed hand towel, the characters didn’t know it wasn’t food as the waiter placed it in some water. It’s definitely a Kdrama that aired before the movie Spy (starring Melissa McCarthy) came out! I remember finding it funny how Spy used the same idea from a Kdrama for humour.

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