I always forget that Netflix is too damn cheap to buy the rights for the Reply series background music. What’s the point of even having the drama up if you’re not gonna play the right music? It ruins the whole moment

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    ARE YOU SERIOUS? hahahahahha

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      Yeah I was watching 1994 and felt like something was off so I checked Viki and I was right, it’s not even the right tone the character is sad and they’re playing bubbly music ??

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        Gosh, will Netflix ever get Kdramas right?

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        Is it even economically justified to appoint someone to replace the music of an entire drama? It surely isn’t a cheap and easy job? Or do they use a free app for it??

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          I wasn’t even aware in fact, that rights to the soundtrack had to be purchased separately. I thought the production company sells a complete product. And to make modifications, say to the soundtrack, Netflix would need to purchase the right to MAKE a modification.

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            That’s what I assumed as well, it makes more sense that’s way but apparently not

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            I wouldn’t be surprised to find the network is the one who only bought the rights to broadcast the song in Korea and then packages an international version for Netflix.

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            @leetennant – that makes perfect sense. Thanks!

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          They just replace the relevant songs with incidental original music from the show.

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          Incidentally, I was so convinced that Netflix has replaced the “proper” soundtrack for Pretty Noona that I went and tracked down a raw version to check. Because, I thought, there was NO WAY that was the music the producer intended (it was).

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    I’m not sure it’s entirely a question of cost. Maybe it is, maybe they can’t buy the rights for every jurisdiction it’s going to be broadcast in. They’d need to get global rights, basically.

    But I do remember that they didn’t get the rights to I Will Always Love You for SWDBS and turned the funniest scene in the show into something not funny at all.

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      Yeah it totally changes the mood, when I rewatched the scene on viki I was way more invested in the scene

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    i remember how mad i was when i found out they replaced the TT ringtone in secret forest because i missed the joke

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    SO annoying! I immediately stopped watching 1994 on Netflix when I realized that and switched to Viki. Now I only watch on Netflix if it’s the only streaming site available.

    Sometimes Viki has issues, too. In BTLIOF, other than blurring out some things like Ji-ho’s The Graduate poster and Soo-ji’s Puca doll, they completely changed the song CEO Ma danced to in the streets from Hall & Oates’ “You Make My Dreams” (making it a direct reference to a scene in (500) Days of Summer) to some random Korean song. Good thing I was so obsessed with that show I downloaded the raws and Viu subs to use on first watch of each episode because their subs were up hours before Viki’s, hehe.

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      Yeah I’m definitely not watching it on Netflix anymore, which is too bad I liked being able to watch offline

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      changing CEO Ma’s dancing song to anything else is a crime. how dare they!

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