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[Drama Chat] If you could be a drama character for a day

Imagine a genie has just appeared in a dust bunny under your bed and granted you a wish: you can become the drama character of your choice for one day.

Rather than picking the drama character you’re most like, or the story world that best matches your current life, what if you could be a gumiho wandering through present-day Seoul? Or a feisty lawyer, the CEO of a cutthroat conglomerate, or a fencing athlete all sweaty and joyful?

Or, if you’re me, you could be Kang Seo-hae in Sisyphus — not because the drama was good, but because I love a heroine who’s tough as nails in a fight, and driven by love under her fierce exterior. Seo-hae could hold her own against soldiers, cops, and secret agents — even in an evening gown. Just give the girl a fork off the buffet table to defend herself.
 

If you could be a character in a drama for one day, who would you want to be, and why?

 
Let the chatting begin!
 
Thanks to @mmmmm for the prompt.
 
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Choi Woong in Our Beloved Summer, because his luck soars through the roof 😆😆 I would like spending the day, just doing my drawing hobby, reading my favorite book under the sun, and still bringing in money.

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Kang Seo-hae was a badass but I'd rather not have fought for my life all day.

One day is short. So I need someone rich, I don't want to test every part-time jobs existing in Korea.

Do Min-Joon from My Love from the Stars? He was rich and had a lot of great powers!

Dan-Oh from Extraordinary You, she was such a cute bubble of energy and surrounded by handsome boys only.

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I would love to be yo oon so from faith .
Because of the adventures of going through a time travel and the true love she found there .a love you would leave not only your country but your century for .i also loved how caring cho young was around her they healed each other completely .

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Me as well!!!...Loved that drama😍

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One of my early dramas! I was obsessed with it and it still has a piece of my heart. Still salty about that tame ending though

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Since I'm in 25-21 high, I'd like to be Na Hee-do. Just to be on the receiving end of Bank Yi-jin's stares because damn those are melting!

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*Baek *facepalm*

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Hey, at least it’s not Back Yi-jin 😭.

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This was so irritating in the first few episodes! Thankfully they changed it to Baek soon.

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Have they changed it? I didn't notice xD

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Yeah when did netflix change it?? Or better yet where, either am just traumatised or seeing things.

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Bank Yi-jin is his wealthier look-alike cousin.

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😂😂😂

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or a pre-bankrupcy Yi Jin, as known to his friends behind his back.

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I came here to say this!!!! Just to receive a love like Yi jin's

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I was gonna say the same thing!

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1. Cheok Sa Kwang in SFD. To possess and wield her Goksan Technique for an hour would make my day.

2. I'm undecided between Seokhyung or Jun-wan in Hospital Playlist 1 & 2. Both had this social awkwardness I'd like to live in. (Watching a fav show in my closet, or secret date a lifetime in a day).

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Cheok Sakwang is goals!

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Sa Hye-jun (Park Bo-gum) from Record of Youth

I always wanted to be a good model-actor because I still keeping struggled both of my acting and modelling experiences. So I felt lucky if director/PD calling me and then I am always excited for my first acting credit whether if I will be my first extra role or even a supporting role too soon. If the director/PD of a commercial calling me to be one of a models, then I will not be afraid or nervous because the commercial ad director/PD will decide what will should do for me. (For example, the TVC director/PD wanting me to play a dancing guy to find a good partner.)

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I saw this prompt and the first character who popped into my head was Dokko Jin from Best Love . He may be my favorite male lead of all time. He's so over-the-top and obnoxious, but he's also a squishy marshmallow inside, that it would be so much fun to be like that for a day. He had the confidence I wish I had and he was so protective and fierce for the ones he loved.

The other charscter would be almost the female equivalent, Byun Hye-young from Father is Strange, my forever avatar here, because she's confident, smart and has a wardrobe to die for.

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😄 Dokko Jin was the first person I thought of too. Serious confidence!

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Uhh, maybe Kim Boong-do from Queen In-hyun’s Man? Not the trauma and murdered family part obviously, but it’d be cool to be as intelligent, savvy, and resourceful as he was in what was such an alien environment to him (modern-day Seoul). A believably competent man without falling into the Gary Stu trope. Also I want to kiss Yoo Inna.

(That last part definitely did not play the biggest role in my choosing of this character. Absolutely not.)

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Jin young-so from business proposal. Rich, not spoiled, awesome friends, no apparent family trauma. She only has superficial worries about life.
(I'm currently also fleeing my mom's matchmaking attempts , so kinda relate to her too. Btw I fled to South Korea my dear beans)

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I read the headline and out of my brain spontaneously popped the name 'Veronica Park'. And I'm like 'Ach! Think of another name, quick!'

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I'd love to be Veronica Park just to go about unapologetically flustering people

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Definitely Choi Aera from Fight My Way. She's confident, fierce, doesn't hide her feelings, has a fun and supportive squad beside her, and has a man she likes who's loyal to her.
Aaaannndddd also probably because her charm is multiplied by 1000x when she holds the microphone whether it's for mc ing or singing... i'm jealous

Second option is Hwang Shimok. To be stoic is what i want to become. Even though it could be lonely, no one can hurt and intimidate me.
Also to have friend like Han Yeojin in life looks fun and... enough? Cos it's Han Yeojin

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But you won't eat if you are Hwang Shimok :P

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I... I forget that part🤣

I'll just eat report papers then

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One day, I guess you can endure it :p

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I think to be Shimok for one day would be a huge achievement for me😆

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There are many aspirational characters in Dramaland, but I guess I'd like to be Cha Hyeon (Lee Dahee in Search: www) for a day. She's smart and feisty, and she's got two besties to talk and party and smash stuff with. Besides, she's got a good job, an amazing wardrobe and legs for days to make the best of it. And to round it off, she's got spare time to enjoy her dramas and to date her cute boyfriend

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Oh Mi-joo. She's living the life I wish to have lol.

Cheon Seongyi. Just to feel how it's like to be an awesome star like her.

Im Hwi. Wanna to try to live a life without worries, a confidence like no other, and being able to say everything with honesty.

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Because I'm feeling tired today, maybe Go Eun Chan. To be that young and that full of energy for a day would be lovely. It almost feels like she just sees each day, moment, and interaction as an adventure or opportunity waiting to happen.
And of course Han Kyul being so smitten doesn't hurt.

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Son O-gong of Hwayugi.

All-powerful, all-confident, awesome swag. I'd be dishing out some justice and pull mean pranks on dictators as well as leap some mountains for some excellent food and desserts all around the world.

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Han Se-Gye from Beauty Inside! She's confident, witty and kind. And even though living in a stranger's body one week per month is an unwelcome ability for her, I think it could be a fun experience (especially considering there are no lasting effects from that switch, meaning she can eat as much as she wants).
But I do tend to be charmed by any role Seo Hyun-jin plays.

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Kim Jun-wan from Hospital Playlist! I'd be bold and confident in everything I do. I'll have a great job that I'll excel at and be a good leader to my juniors. I'd be a loving and reliable friend and life-partner. I'd be cute even when I'm angry or acting childishly. And I'd be reed-thin even with my food fighter ways 😬🤗.

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Chae-Young (PMY's character) in Healer: she's smart, capable, brave, has an amazing group of men to call family, strives to be a great journalist, is effortlessly beautiful, and is utterly adored by her superhero boyfriend. Must be nice.

Go-Hye ran in Misty: she's not really a good person, but she's brilliant, says and does whatever it takes to win, and almost never loses her composure. It'd be fun to be that cool and unapologetically self-interested for just one day.

SIG's character in "High School King of Savvy": athletic, charming, ridiculously good-looking, beloved by all, has a hilarious grandfather, and finds the right person to spend his life with before he's even 20 (that last one is the only thing I personally have in common with him, lol). I'd also love to live one day as basically any teen character having fun with all the tropey coming-of-age moments. My high school years were pretty miserable so it'd be nice to live the highly romanticized version of them that kdramas are so good at depicting.

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I would be a fantasy character so I can have magical powers for a day, so alien Do Min-joon in My Love from the Star, goblin Kim Shin in Goblin, or gumiho Shin Woo-yeo in My Roommate is a Gumiho.

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Easy choice for me- Oh Hye-won from Secret Love Affair, for the grounded realism, the badass sass or just that ponytail.

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💯 I would choose Na Hee Do from 2521, just to be on the opposite end of Baek YiJin’s heart eyes and side smile ❤️❤️

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Just one? Oh man, oh man, who do I pick? My first thought is Yeo-chi from History of a Salaryman, because yes, she's insane, BUT also a completely hilarious one-of-a-kind badass. But then I think of Su-ji in Because This Life Is My First and Kim Na-na in City Hunter and Seok-hee in Graceful Family and Soo-kyung in Oh Hae Young Again. Tough, strong, smart, brave, and unforgettably unique all. For just one day I wouldn't mind having what it takes to unabashedly march to the beat of my own drum, charge headlong into danger, and generally kick a** (both literal and metaphorical).

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This is random - Kim So-young/Jang Bong-hwan in Mr Queen on the day s/he had almost zero ingredients and managed to create "McDonalds" for the entire royal court and saved the reputation of the king. Total career best - I'd feel smug for the rest of time.

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Maybe any of the girls from the main trio of “Be Melodramatic”. They have each other's backs unconditionally through everything that life throws at them! Writing scripts is a teeny-tiny, secret aspiration I have, so if I have to choose, I would pick Chun Woo-hee's character. But is not chasing after actors and calling them “oppa” so that they want to pose for the PPL you've designed also fun?

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I want to be Sung Deok Sun for a day! I will have a breakfast with No Eul, Appa and Eomma then go on a date with Taekkie, and have a drink with Sunwoo, Bora, Junghwan at Dong Ryong's restaurant afterwards.

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Omg just one?! How will I ever choose between my forever loves:

1. Cheon sung yi
2. Kim mi soo
3. Kim bok ju
4. Do bong soon
5. Cha hyun
6. Kim su ji
7. Chae song hwa
8. Go moon young

But maybe will choose to be Lee je hoon’s taxi driver. Would be great to kick some well deserved bad guy ass. Damn the man was fine, and all those action scenes he did without any stunt double!! Boy can move like butter and deliver smooth, slick and lightening bolt like quick kicks and punches. Not to mention all the undercover personas he adorns! So much fun!

(I got rheumatoid arthritis, so haven’t been able to move smoothly without trouble for a long time, hence the added fascination maybe 😅).

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Maybe you'd like to be Lee Joon Gi in Lawless Lawyer, flying through the air to kick butt while looking sharp in a three piece suit.

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🤣😅😅🤣 doesn’t sound bad at all!! 😉

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Superficially, any Park Min Young romcom character cos she always gets handsome guys and a fabulous hair/wardrobe combo. Ideally, let me get back to you cos I'm supposed to be working now 😆

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Mmmm, I'll love to be Jeon yo-bin's character Hong Cha-young in Vincenzo. She was eccentric, unusual not the stereotypical woman of K-drama world. I love her energy and how she supports her man in everything.

For another, I want to be Song Deuk-sun for a day. And choose Jung-hwan this time. I'll make him confess his heart out and love him forever. Don't worry Team Jung-hwan, I'm going back in time to change everything.

If the genie agrees for another one, it will be Chae song-wan in Hospital Playlist. The thought of having 4 handsome and charming men as your BFF is too heart-fluttering. Their friendship is all I need.

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Seo Joon-Hee in SITR.

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Lee Youn-joon. I would love to be so confident, successful and have Kim Mi-so as my girlfriend/wife.

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Louie (Shopping Wang Louie).
I want to chill on the rooftop, have a good eye for shopping and find out that I'm rich.

Plus, a cute romance wouldn't kill me, a male Bok Sil sounds nice tbh.

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Thanks for choosing my prompt! @db-staff! I feel honored to be mentioned on this page! 😎

My first thought was that I’d want to be Ja-eun in Ojakgyo Brothers. Joo-won’s character loved her so much. But I didn’t want all those drama that was attached to her character and storylines (lost her dad, got deceived by Joo-won’s mother, had to do so much to prove herself) so I want to pick another character.

I pick Shin Ha-ri from The Business Proposal. She is so much fun, and she enjoys her work so much (now I understand why I liked Ja-eun (UEE’a character) in Ojakgyo Brothers: she also loved her work as a cartoonist very much). Ha-ri has a supportive family, friends, and she works as a good researcher which is the thing she enjoys. And it will be so much fun to switch back and forth between a researcher role and a gf of an heir to a company she’s working in because her clothes and accessory will be sponsored by her friend and I’ll be wearing so many beautiful clothes a d accessories just for fun. What not to like about all this?

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Plus, I’ll get to eat good food from having a close friend who is a chef, eat a lot of SK fried chicken ( I haven’t done before as I haven’t been to SK) and new food that I will be researching and improving. It’s a nom-nom situation!!!!!!!!

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So many possible characters but I'd have to go with my avatar - Chae Song Hwa. Gosh this lady is so bad-ass. She's hardworking, excellent in her field, and yet she also has hobbies. She's a great mentor and an even greater friend to not one, not two, but four friends who all look up and look after her. Plus, getting a possible husband like Ik-jun and his adorable kid Uju to boot? I'd gladly give up my singing voice, no questions asked. 😆

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Oh. Chae Song Hwa from Hospital Playlist. 😅

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Ooh - Good call.

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I'm going to cheat and pick two because I can't decide! I'd like to be Shin Min-a's character Kang Joo-eun in Oh My Venus. I want to be Kang Joo-eun during all the kissing and hugging scenes with So Ji Sub!! Next, and equally fun, I'd be Hee-do in ep 10. I cannot think of anything better than having your super dreamy crush and your friends alongside you at the beach. There's nothing like the joy and exuberance of youth. It's magic in a bottle.

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This one is easy: Ahjumma from Healer. Alone, knitting, eating whatever the heck I want with no one asking why it's the same thing every day while also remotely telling people what to do. Sounds like my kind of thing.

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Huge YES to this, minus the tragic parts of her backstory. I also like that she's well connected and respected. I need some knitting lessons and better computer skills...

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Mugy is indeed an ajumma! Omo!

😱

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Or aspire to be one???

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An aspire to be ajumma ajumma

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Any of the time travelers who would let me go back and give my younger self some wisdom. Or a kick in the ass. Or … whatever works.

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Song Hae Rin from Romance is a Bonus Book because she loves books, is talented, and gets to use her talent to produce books. I also wouldn't mind having her spunky quirkiness.

Maybe Lee Young Shin from Thank-you. What fun to have such a cute, smart daughter and lovely Grandpa. I might skip all the other drama of that village tho.

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My avatar Go Ae-shin from Mr Sunshine so I get to climb up mountains, learn how to become a sharp shooter, join the Righteous Army of freedom fighters (and be as pretty as Kim Tae-ri).

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After getting up before dawn to lurk around the set of the new Chris Nolan movie being shot in my town, I knew right away who I'd be: Oh Mi-joo the translator ML from Run On. The character is deeply involved with the storytelling part of film minus the standing around in the cold and wind part.
I admire the fact that Mi-joo is multilingual, fiercely independent and committed to excellence (much like our valiant subbers without whom we'd be lost). Mi-joo has a great bestie who allows her to live according to her own schedule and is a pal and confidant. Lastly she has the fabulous good luck of finding a beau who is proud of her accomplishments and grateful for her company (not to mention, rich). Yep, sign me up!

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Probably because of the recent crazy binge, but Da Lì from Gamjatang. I want to have all the art knowledge and the personality that shines through even in the most harsh circumstances. How did she always stay sane?! And the fake Amsterdam from the drama didn't look too shaby.

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Kim Da Li from Da li and the Cocky Prince for the win !!

Just because she is strong and sweet and sexy and smart and breathtaking… who else could rock Betty Boop Curls and business couture at the same time?

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Dan Sae-woo in Wok of Love. I want Junho to teach me how to cook!

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Wol-joo from "Mystic Pop-Up Bar." Possibly because Choi Won-young was my first K-actor crush, and partially because I loved the story, and partially because I thought she was pretty bad-ass.

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I choose Dali, too. I will be surrounded by art and priceless museum pieces (a job I had always wanted), I wake up to that gorgeous smile of Kim Min Jae, then to a sumptous breakfast that he cooked himself. I assume I can also eat for free at any branch of the Gamjatang restaurant. Life would be bliss!

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