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Name That Drama: abandoned kids and treasured letters

 
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  1. Dear my sister

    This post reminded me of drama where two grannies lived together. One is a bit younger and dresses up prettier than the other one. At first it seems like they are just 1st and 2nd wife of a dead guy. The older granny is always nagging the younger one for being a husband-stealer. As the drama went on it’s revealed that they’re also sisters. I thought it was Dear My Friends but it’s not.

     

  2. Letters from childhood

    K-dramas love love childhood connection. While browsing a few dramas with this trope, I suddenly remember a scene, maybe nearly at the end of the drama, where the female lead went to the male lead’s bedroom. She came across the letters from childhood that he/she sent to her/him. Then the male lead came in and the female lead asked “how come you have kept these letters all this time and not tell me?” They hugged and cried a lot.

    Hope beanies can help me figure this out.

     

  3. The one with drinking and singing

    Can you help me find this drama, I remember a girl probably the female lead singing Unchained Melody while drunk, I think, and a friend, most probably her boyfriend, tried to get her to stop or calm down but with humor intact. She was singing it to tease him as he had sang it in the past either for her or for another girl.

     

  4. A sad orphan

    Guys there is a drama I watched some time ago and I’ve been searching for it since months but can’t find it, can y’all help me please… All I remember is that the male lead was abandoned by his mother and then had to live with his father who got remarried. There was a scene where a kid was crying in the playground and he went and comforted him as it reminded him of the time he cried during a family photoshoot. In the final episodes he reunites with his mother and tells her how everyone had a family and he was the only one left abandoned…

     

  5. Off with his head!

    Hello! I would like some help identifying this drama I happened to see when I was a child. I believe this drama is an older drama (perhaps 2005-2012?) since quite a few years have passed. From what I remember, a woman and her male companion stopped by rest area. The man got out to purchase some items at the rest area, and then another man came up to the woman’s car and started talking to her. From his desperate behavior and her annoyed expression, I would assume that they had a sour relationship. The woman got frustrated with the man and rolled up the window, but his head was still in the car. She drove off as he remained stuck. The woman’s male companion then came out the rest area holding some drinks and looked bewildered when he couldn’t find the woman.

    I happened to see a clip of what I saw as a child on Happy Together a few years later, but unfortunately I forgot about it and now I can’t remember the drama. Could you please help me? Thank you.

     

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#1 actually reminds me of the 2 granny sisters from Korean zombie movie “Train To Busan”

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2. Radio Romance?
4. Heirs? ...probably not

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I also having feeling #4 is heirs.

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2 might be She Was Pretty.

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But I remember they found out individually, and then hugged and cried in the middle of a road after searching for each other. Which was so unsafe.

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It's been a long time since I watched SWP. I just remember that there were letters.

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"Which was so unsafe" LOL @sincerelytod

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#1 Unkind Women: Extremely likely to be the drama Unkind Women, especially since this was two older women who were living together. http://www.dramabeans.com/2015/02/the-misadventures-of-three-generations-of-unkind-women/

#2 Radio Romance: The two leads did send letters to each other, but I don't remember that exact scene so I'm not sure if it is this drama.

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I second Unkind Women, that was my first thought reading your description. I loved that drama.

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These descriptions are so funny and vague 😆

What on earth was this character thinking👇🏻
'The woman got frustrated with the man and rolled up the window, but his head was still in the car. She drove off as he remained stuck.'
His poor neck and also his poor feet getting dragged. Hopefully the lady did not speed.

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#1 made me think of the two grannies in My Wife is Having an Affair This Week but if I remember right, it's they other way round. They're part of the internet forum and they live together. At first you assume they're sisters. Then it turns out that they're the wife and mistress of a guy who's died.

(it's also possible that I mis-remembered the set-up in that drama)

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You remembered correctly. Except for the two women being sisters, it fits. The way "Unni" is used in Korean can be confusing.

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I also think #1 is My wife is having an affair. But I don't remember they being sisters just wife and mistress of same guy.

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1. This Week My Wife Will Have an Affair

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Ha ha, if we both think it, it must be right :-)

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Haha! I didn't realise you'd already said it until I posted it! 😂

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1) Witch's Love?

2) Maybe She Was Pretty?

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#5 is "Fantasy Couple" (aka "Couple or Trouble"). It is the kdrama retelling of the movie Overboard. Rich JoAnna refused to pay hard working Chul-soo. Later, he sees her fancy car and confronts her to get his money. That is when she rolls up the car window on his head a tries to drive away. It is a scene in the first episode, I think. The drama is hilarious and worth watching if you have not seen it. One of my all time favorites!

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LOL I don't remember that scene but it does sound like something Anna would do...

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I KNEW I have seen this somewhere! But I can never remember these kind of short scenes in dramas...

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I only watched an episode or two, but now that you mention it I remember that scene in Fantasy Couple.

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Fantasy Couple was one of the first dramas I ever watched. Probably watched it a half dozen times, but I could never figure out the 2nd male lead, whose name was apparently "hyung"...ha!

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I'm the one who wrote #5, and wow, you are correct! Thank you so much for identifying it. I saw it in Hong Kong as a child and realized it was a Korean drama when I started getting into them as a teenager. I was curious to know what drama the scene was from, and now my curiosity has been satisfied. Thanks!

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#1: sounds a bit like witch's love?
#4: could be Madame Antoine. He definitely had a lot of issues with being abandoned and his father remarrying

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Omg yesss madame Antoine... I've been searching for it since months, thank you! :)

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#1 reminds me of the squabbling grannies in Wonderful Days, drama with Lee Seo-jin, Kim Hee-sun & Taecyon and super messy family relations.

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#2 sounds like Sassy Girl Chun-hyang

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#2 might be Angel Eyes.

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2) Definitely Angel Eyes! Here's a clip of the scene.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFJzrqNrqRY

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I have to admit that my first thought for #1 was Witch's Love.

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