Name That Drama: Rival stars and unplanned lovelines
by DB Staff
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.
- In which Kim Nam-gil’s career dies
I remembered this scene from another drama while watching Young-joon in What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim. In this other drama, there’s a top star who’s also full of confidence. There’s one scene where he’s in the car admiring his handsomeness. He talks to his manager about a role he turned down and they’re laughing because Kim Nam-gil took the role and it tanked Kim Nam-gil’s career. I’m not sure if he’s the lead or just a funny side character.
- Horsey melo
I think I watched this Korean drama a long time ago, maybe around 2007. I only remember the childhood part which takes place in the U.S. There is a pair of siblings, the big brother is the male lead, and he is so angry and wants to get revenge because his sister was raped. I also recall a scene where the lead couple are talking near a bus, promise to meet each other somewhere. And I think there are some horses in the drama?
Since I can only get to see the childhood part, I don’t know the name of any actors or actresses to search. Please help me find out what this drama is, it keeps bugging me.
- Just a slob like one of us
I’m not sure if this show aired or it’s a description of a future drama. I remember reading the announcement in the past two or three years. There’s a heroine obsessed about being perfect and clean at work, but they’re a total slob at home. Help! Is this drama out now?
- Loving hands
I remember watching this movie two years ago (but I’m pretty sure it’s older than that). It was about this sick girl who has a deformed hand (her forefinger and middle finger were attached and so were the ring finger and pinky, so she basically had three fingers including thumb), and she lived with her mother. So one day, a guy who is a photographer moves into their building and he sees the female lead on the balcony smoking and asks for a cigarette or a lighter. Or maybe she asks him, I’m not sure.
Anyway, they start spending more time together and they fall in love (probably), but in the end the female lead dies because of her illness and the male lead exhibits the photograph that he took of female lead and her mom’s hands holding in the hospital bed; and him and her mom look at the photograph while thinking/talking about female lead.
- A ship out of canon
Sorry this one is hard! I remember an interview about the drama and not a scene from the drama itself. There’s a recent show where the viewers shipped a male character with a woman. He keeps looking at her with heart eyes. I don’t remember what their relationship was in the show, I just remember it would’ve been unconventional if the ship was real (something like fauxcest?). The loveline was never part of the story but in an interview, the PD or the actor shared that a lot of people commented on his melo eyes and shipped him with the female character.
Thanks for playing, everyone — till next time!
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