Name That Drama: Love triangles and gossip galore
by DB Staff
Ready for another round of drama-sleuthing? Help out your fellow Beanies or use this form to send in your own questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.
- Love triangles
Please help me, recently my mind is preoccupied with a particular drama that I can’t remember. It had a love triangle between two men and a woman. What I remember is Man One declared early on that he wasn’t interested in being part of a complicated love triangle. Later, after Man Two denied having feelings for the woman, Man One started to fall for her. Then, when Man Two realized his feelings and challenged Man One on his no-love-triangle policy, Man One said nothing had changed because Man Two denied having any feelings for the woman earlier. I’m not sure how accurate my recollection is though.
- Kids’ show host turned movie lead
It started off as an innocent curiosity, but now it’s driving me crazy and I would very much like to know if someone out there knows what I’m talking about. I was born in 1993, so sometime between 1996 and 1999, I was obsessed with a Korean TV show that had an older woman and a man who wore a keyboard and drums and sang Korean children’s songs. They lead a bunch of younger kids in songs and it was my favorite show. Then at one point, I remember watching a movie and its lead was the same woman (I think, I could be wrong though).
I think the movie plot is something along the lines of: A woman, her husband, and their young son are happy, but the woman suddenly dies due to an accident. She becomes a ghost and watches her family move on. I’m not sure if this is fully correct but I remember vividly a scene in a church where the woman sees her husband getting remarried and her son is there, but the son throws the ball at his mom like he can see her, even though she’s a ghost. It’s very similar to Hi Bye, Mama!.
- Elevator gossip
This is from a recent drama and it’s a really embarrassing scene. The drama character had been in a relationship with two of her colleagues at different points in the past, and their office co-workers find about her two relationships at a party. One co-worker was sharing this piece of gossip by text but ended up messaging the entire team. The text message was received at the worst possible time, when the entire team was in an elevator, and the main character was standing between the two exes. The elevator door opened to some more colleagues, waiting outside who had also just read the message and all eyes were on the three people in question.
- Speculative chatting
In another recent workplace drama, the show is based in a small town with a close-knit work team who live in the same building and are always in each other’s business. One of the team members gets a late-night visitor with an urgent matter. He locks his door so that they can discuss the matter, but his roommate/co-worker eavesdrops and reports what he hears in a group chat. Everyone starts speculating about what could be the matter. Then the person being discussed texts, “I’m in the chatroom too you know.” Cue all the co-workers all suddenly leaving the chatroom.
Thanks for playing, everyone — till next time!
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