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[Drama chat] The drama moment that made you ugly-cry


I’m funny about crying over dramas. Categorically sad and heavy dramas make me too sad to actually cry — instead, it’s the overwrought (I hate to say “cheesy”) drama moments that will make me cry hands-down, every time.

For instance, the main thing I remember about the 2013 melo Secret was bawling my eyes out when Hwang Jung-eum’s character was grieving over her father and all the hardships he had been through. She said she wanted to be reincarnated as his mother to pay back all the love he had given her (or something close to that), and yeah, I was an ugly mess.

Similarly, the DMZ goodbye scene in Crash Landing on You definitely made me ugly-cry, too. Heck, I couldn’t even select a screencap of the scene without feeling a gigantic lump in my throat. Now, I’m not saying that scene was cheesy. Different than the usual melo moments or deceased parent plot lines that make me into a blubbering mess, the Crash Landing on You scene was so beautiful, heartfelt, and exploding with raw emotion, that it became the best moment of the drama for me.
 

What drama moment (or, drama moments) made you ugly-cry?

 
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    Many old-time Beanies already know this about me, but near the series end of "Empress Ki" where Ta Hwan (Ji Chang Wook) dies after finally hearing that Ki Nyang (Ha Ji Won) tell him she loves him broke me down so badly that I had to call in sick to work that day because I COULD. NOT. STOP. SOBBING. to the point where I couldn't even stand up without getting dizzy. Thinking about that scene *still* makes me tear up, even 8 years later after the finale aired.... 😭

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    I'm one of those people who almost never cry at romantic-melo scenes. My too-mired-in-real-life-situation brain would be too busy noticing the impracticality (and frankly, the impossibility) of sch situation to let me engaged emotionally with what the characters experienced at that moment.

    Instead of melo moment, what never failed to make me ugly-sobbing throughout the eps is touching and heart-wrenching family moment. Especially anything that involved parental love. (Go Back Spouses and the Reply series are the top example for this)

    Though currently, My Liberation Notes managed just fine to make me cry week after week with its understated, introspective storytelling.

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    I'm exactly the same with only crying at heart-wrenching family moments. Koreans do such scenes exceptionally well. They deliver them like punches straight to the gut.

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    Go back couple- when mom tells her ‘go back to your baby’ 😭

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    -When Jang Geu Rae cried after Manager Oh resigned in Misaeng, I literally broke down with him because it happened to me in real life
    - When Bora's mom protected her at demonstration scene in Reply 88 (everything about her scene with her parents made me cry actually)
    - When Ung and Yeon Seo broke up, the last scene in Our Beloved Summer ep 6.
    - every scene with Kong and his owner in Tomorrow ep 6. I cried so much until my head felt so dizzy from the moment Junwoong play flashback video about Kong until the moment the grim reaper pick him up.

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    I also cried during the sad dog scenes in Tomorrow, which is bizarre because I’m not much of a crier, didn’t cry during any other episode, and don’t even like dogs. 😂

    The CLOY scene where imprisoned Captain Ri is trying to be indifferent to Se-ri also made me bawl.

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    That episode was brilliant because we never expect the case about animal and I love how the scenes were taken from Kong POV like, I never watch from other drama

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    Misaeng is such a good drama, it definitely got me to tear up.

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    - The whole entire Navillera series. My saddest Kdrama ever... but every episodes, I was too much ugly-crying all over because a grandpa who was a retired postman was struggled by turning to ballerino/ballet dancer. Even all of the scenes I can't stop crying (i.e. in the final episode, there was a beautiful Nutcracker-like ballet choreography scenes). I felt that this Kdrama was now one of the Kdramas that focused on senior age who deals with emotional sadness.

    - The whole sixth episode/episode 6 of Tomorrow about a Korean war veteran who was on the verge of dying. This saddest episode was focused on a lot of sad traumas of the Korean war vet and this episode was my ugliest sobs ever. As well as the death/funeral scenes of Korean war vet. This was this saddest episode ever I always remembered. :(

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    The entire final episode of "The Smile has left your eyes" (2018)

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    The scene in Just between Lovers when Lee Gang Doo hugs a reluctant Ha Moon Soo (was it ep 6? Or 7?). It's not a particularly sad scene, just the opposite - it showed kindness between two lonely grieving souls who finally are making baby steps toward another human being. A few months before I watched this I had to go through grief and loss myself and it was so hard to get in contact again with the world around me so I just broke down crying when I saw this. Friendlyness can do that to you when you're sad. ;o)

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    hm.. was it the scene on stairs when he just hugs her??? I was teary eyed too there!
    I had posted it too I guess, here it is https://www.dramabeans.com/members/unniunni/activity/1285003/ but not sure if it's the same!

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    No it happens a bit later, in ep 8. They're on the swings in the playground and talk about childhood and round and flat heads...it's a very quiet scene and the first hug that doesn't happen out of desperation or something like it, but because they begin to like each other. After this he walks her to the bus stop and they just sit there, holding hands, and let the buses pass...such a sweet scene. Which is why I just had to cry. But this one on the stairs is a tearjerker, too! I just love this drama. It has helped me through my very rough patch a lot, and still does, from tome to time.

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    Oh my gosh I loved that show. I cried so much the first time I watched it. I think. I've watched it at least 3 times since then and didn't cry as much, so I don't remember the original watch-through as much now.

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    From the tunnel break-up scene in 25-21 until the end credits... Literally tears / snot everywhere. WAAAAAAAAAA!!!

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    In 25 21, when I found out that Baek Yi jin was not the father Na Hee do's daughter. That was when I knew you that they won't end up together. (It was obvious).
    Another one is when Baek Yi jin said to Na Hee do in the year 2009 "...Congratulations on your marriage". I cried

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    Yeah, literally so many tears in 25-21. T_T

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    If it makes you feel any better, irl Nam Joo-hyuk choked up when he had to say that line. I cried too.

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    The 'modern classic' for ugly crying, specially among K-drama newbies, must be Squid Game episode 6. Coming in second, again for K-drama newbies, may be 'All Of Us Are Dead' episode 3. Coincidentally, both involving the same actress!

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    I think I cry pretty easily now (it makes difficult to watch Kdramas in the train).

    So :

    Tomorrow, episode 6 : I think I cried during the half of the episode.

    The King's Affection : When Hwi read her father letter and when Ji-Woon's father died in his arms.

    Extraordinary You : When Haru disapeared and Danoh was alone on the stairs.

    My Country : The final battle with Seo Hwi and Nam Seon-Ho

    Prison Playbook : The scene with Captain Yoo and his big brother at the end.

    Pinocchio : The scene between Dal-Po and his brothers at the end.

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    When Hwi read her father’s letter. Yes!

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    Agh. Prison Playbook. I don't recall crying during that drama, but if I did it would be in all the scenes after the drug addict got released from prison. TT TT.

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    Reply 1988. The scene at the end of ep 1 when Duk-son's grandma died and her uncle came back from the States to attend the funeral. When her dad cried on his brother's shoulder, I cried too.

    Another scene in the last ep when Duk-son visited their old neighbourhood. So nostalgic. So emotional. I cried and recalled the neighbourhood of my own childhood.

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    The Perry Park goodbye from episode 19 of Kill Me, Heal Me, and how it used metaphor and a substitute father to acknowledge a child's love for an abusive parent without ever glossing over the horror of the abuse. The final scene of The Devil/Lucifer. The arrest scene with Dong Shik and Joo Won at the end of Beyond Evil.

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    Yessss, Perry Park was my favorite personality.

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    The first will be Marriage Contract.
    2. Go Back Couple make me cry real ugly.

    But if I'm to name the main cry, it'll be the season finale episodes of the American version of The Good Doctor season 3.

    And of recent, My Liberation Notes and Our Blues pulled tears out.

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    Oh my gosh I ugly cried so hard the last 30 minutes of Marriage Contract. Such a good drama.

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    I actually cry a lot for movies and dramas in general. So much that I am notorious in my house for it so of course there are many dramas that made me ugly cry. Written In descending order of ugly tears' level:
    1) The last 20 minutes of Uncontrollably Fond.
    2) Tomorrow in like 10 different episodes especially the first one when Rowoon hugged the victim. I have needed a hug from Rowoon since like 2017.
    3)My Mister, in like 5 different episodes
    4) It's Okay to not be Okay anytime Kang tae was sad or depressed
    5) Mr. Sunshine, the final episode
    6) Goblin when Eun tak dies
    7) Be melodramatic when Jeon Yeo been's character finally told her friends that she was struggling.
    8) 25 21 end of episode 15 and break up scene in episode 16

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    Uncontrollably fond 😭 I just need to hear Golden love and that on the brink of tears feeling washes over me.
    The theme song for Reply 1988 always takes me back to the scene where the street is empty when they had all moved out. I think this is because of one old drama I am searching for but don’t know it’s name that did the same thing. The parentless adult kids left the family home for the last time and all went off to their new lives in separate homes and the camera sweeps the empty house and there are pictures of the family members and some discarded items left on the floor in different rooms. It just upset me that they left those pictures behind as a part of their memories living in that home.
    Some of the death/funeral scenes for beloved characters have hit hard too.
    I tend to do silent tears rather than full on ugly crying. But that heart sink moment is awful. I watched Love with flaws and found out that my favourite brother had died in real life soon after its release and I felt the same way and I didn’t even know him outside of that role. It was worsened by the fact he had played a character who had attempted suicide and had had a happy ending in the drama.

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    I cried over Be Melodramatic when Jeon Yeo-been made conversations with her deceased BF like he is still alive. 😭

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    When she watched herself and realized...

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    Omg I was a mess over tomorrow and that was NOT what I was expecting going into that drama 😂

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    one of the very first kdramas i watched was my love from another star and i remember that i cried a comical amount of tears... there was literally a mountain of tissues surrounding me lol. in later years i remember that the finale of hotel del luna destroyed me, and also those scenes in start up with grandma and han jipyung had me Sobbing 🤧🤧

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    Heeeeeyy that was my first drama! Well, the very first one I finished. I cried. That was when I knew kdramas would be a goooood pasttime for me (I read a lot of books, and don't often cry for things. The fact that a kdrama, a medium I hadn't encountered before, could make me cry so quickly was a really good sign)

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    My Ahjussi— when IU signed while talking to the dead grandmother in the morgue. That broke me—-like broken into a million pieces. I’ve never cried that hard in a show. I already was bawling and I just wailed after that. It was the fact that she signed to her, like she could still see her.

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    Me too! Totally. I cried so, so, so much!

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    I totally agree! I was so emotionally involved in this drama anyway, and it made me feel all the things, but that was the scene where I had to pause and try to get a hold of my sobs.

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    Every drama with Alzheimer theme or one of the character has one (The light in your eyes/Valid Love) always makes me cry. Because memory is my most precious thing.

    Winter sonata, Ilmare (K movie), Signal (the last ep), Alice (ep 14) all drama where the otp fight against the ultimate baddies named Time and Fate.

    Or dramas with coming of age theme in featured teenages going through bullying/abuse, yet still thinking they are who at fault, or trying so damn hardest to go to school but they cannot because the grown up failed them (Extracurricular/Juvenile Justice) always makes me cry every time.

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    Oh I forget the scene in It's okay it's love where Jo Insung's character meets DO's character in one of his psychotic attacks, he runs after him like he run after his sanity or run from his insanity. Blerg. So damn sad.

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    Extracurricular wrecked me, but I didn't cry haha. There's a a few dramas (very few) that have induced an intense visceral reaction to them, but never manifests itself for me in tears~

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    Crying while saying here take my money 😭 sorry for failing as an adult.
    Melo is my nature, ha ha ha sometimes I just cry because I don't have any reason to cry. Dramas give legit reason to cry, pretending I have a reason.

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    Oh no, don't feel bad for crying- I'm the weird one for never crying in anything hardly haha.
    I just wanted to relate to the Extracurricular mention~

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    Most recently? Our Blues. I cried like every 5 minutes during the most recent arch about Han Ji-mine’s character, her sister, and how her boyfriend (Kim woo-bin) reacted to everything. And how the towns people reacted. When the grandma diver sat her down and explained why she understood Ji-mind’s situation and then firmly laid out how things would go in the future, I bawled. But all the entire thing is ultimately just SO uplifting. Cannot recommend enough

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    Lots of Kim Sun-ah's scenes in Scent of a Woman.

    All of Jin-joo and mom scenes in Go Back Couple.

    When Chief Kim started crying to his friend after nearly being killed.

    Lookout, when Soo-ji talks to Do-han about her daughter in the confession room.

    Pinocchio, when the brothers recognize each other mid-fight.

    This one is old, I don't know if anyone remembers it. What Star Did You Come From, when Bok-shil cries outside of Seung-hee's house.

    Many of Jung Ryu Won's scenes in Bubblegum. She has always had a knack for breaking my heart.

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    *me reding this while currently halfway through Chief Kim* 👀👀🙈🙈🙈🙈

    Definitely not a spoiler free post, this one!! XD

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    Oh dear 😁 Sorry!

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    The first drama that really got to me with an emotional punch that I still recall was PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2014/2015). I came Into the world of kdramas in 2016 and P&P was my twelfth kdrama.

    It hasn’t been a rewatch so I am going from memory and a reference to AsianWiki. There is a gut wrenching scene late in the drama between Lee Tae-hwan (19 when he appeared in P&P) whose character is experiencing terrible survivor’s guilt over a childhood trauma that kdramas do so well.
    The scene is between Lee Tae-Hwan and actress Kim Na-woon whose little boy was part of that childhood trauma and died and she has been grieving (and a mess) ever since. She tells LTH’s character that the burden of grieving the death of her son is hers to carry not his. He has to let it go. He was a victim like her son of the crime that took her son’s life.
    Well I lost it there.

    O/T. That is when I became a fan of Lee Tae-hwan and it is one of those mysteries of show business to me that he (like some others) has not really reached ML status in his career.

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    Age of youth s1: when Yoon Jin-Myung finally snapped at her boss for al the abuse, was so proud of her but my heart ached 😭. Also when Jin-Myung cried when her fingernail broke but actually was crying about so much more

    Goblin: when Eun-Tak lost het memories and all that was left was an empty feeling and depression

    Not a drama but the movie Maundy Thursday

    And recently The sound of magic: when Yoon A-Yi's sister told her she didn't want to go on a school trip but Yoon A-Yi knew she was lying cus she knew they didn't have enough money

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    Mr Sunshine - In the final episode when Yoo-jin separated the train with his final bullet and Ae-shin screamed his name as his body was being pelleted with bullets.

    It's Okay to not be Okay - The confrontation scene between Gang-tae and Sang-tae at the hospital. Kim Soo-hyun is really the master of the waterworks.

    Kings 2 Hearts - When Eun Shi-kyung died. I knew it was coming, but that didn't stop me from weeping like a baby.

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    How come I forget to mention IONTBO. That scene between Kang Tae and Sang Tae in hospital, when Kang Tae said 'aniya' uncountable times while crying in the last scene ep 9. Kim Soo Hyun deserves standing ovation for that

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    IOTNBO for the win!
    1. When Kwak Dong-yeon gets on the mike at his father's rally and asks why he wasn't loved for being less clever; then again when his mother hits him for being an embarrassment and he sees it as a sign of love. That nearly killed me.
    2. When Moon Gang-tae reads Zombie Kid in his house and breaks down at the line, "Mother, you're warm!" I howled with him.
    3. Yes, Gang-tae's collapse at the end of ep9 - stunned shock before I bawled. Not just stunning acting, but the cinematography and the soundtrack all built the emotional wave that broke.
    4. Right at the end, when Gang-tae and Sang-tae parted ways in ep16 - the sheer beauty of it had me sobbing. Masterpiece.

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    I was wrecked after/during this scene in Mr. Sunshine! I wasn't expecting to be because there were lots of other things about that drama that I was more invested in than the love story. So maybe it was just the acting? After the episode ended, I still couldn't stop crying for kind of a while.

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    I was a mess for the rest of the day after watching that final episode of Mr. Sunshine. Especially knowing it was based on real life.
    The whole rest of the day.

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    The IOTNBO scene: Absolutely. Kudos to all the actors in this scene, that was so painfully intense (in a good way, if that makes any sense...). Kim Soo-Hyun looked to me as if he really couldn't stop the tears from coming. Sometimes I ask myself what the actors carry with them when such a scene is filmed. How do they get out of it? Here it must have been excruciating, I hope they didn't have to do it several times to get their take.

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    I'm not that easily touched and rarely cry in dramas (as apart from children's movies who wreak havoc to your heartstrings and then puts them through a grinder) but never have I ugly cried in a drama as much as in Hikaru no Go. There were like two episodes around where Sai disappears when I just couldn't stop bawling. Knowing the anime so well, I was too wrecked emotionally even before it happened.

    The first time a Kdrama made me cry was in Secret Garden when Joo-won wrote that letter to the comatose Ra-im and Hyun-bin ugly cried.
    Secret Love is another good example, there was no limits to the suffering Yoo-jung was put through, but when they stole her child, that was it.
    I Am Not a Robot gets me every time, when Min-kyu finds out the truth about Ji-ah and in turn shows his hurt by being needlessly cruel.

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    That Hikaru no Go episode made me cry so much I gave myself a headache. I had already been spoiled about it but I still bawled 😭.

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    That episode of Hikari No Go was a real tear-jerker. I knew it was coming but still it made me cry.

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    In Secret Love when she shows him the child and says that's what you could have had.

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    That entire show was an entire pain-fest! ;_;

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    Sorry for the spoiler, but... when Lee Bo young's mother died in the drama "Mother"... it was so beautiful, but so sad, I cried buckets.

    No wonder Mother is in my top 5 best kdramas ever. My Ajusshi keeps on being number 1. Many scenes from My Ajusshi made me cry too.

    But they deserve a separate comment 😅😇😅

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    Almost every family moment from Hi bye mama, i cried so much. I remember watching it alone in my family's summer house. It was in the beginning of covid and we live in a small apartment so i relocated there to study. It was early spring, busiest semester of my engineering degree, everything is gray, no neighbours are there yet, so already had a great setup for crying my heart out.

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    the ending of Werewolf Boy... it is like leaving your pet and driving away forever. i sobbed all the way home from the theater...

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    *Filed under Chat Topics not designed for Sic*

    Uhm... I have only cried one (1) time whilst actively watching a kdrama because of a kdrama- and that was somehow, during You From Another Star when the child Song Yi from Joseon sacrificed herself for Do Min Joon.
    I have never cried whilst watching a kdrama since.

    Honourable Mentions:
    I cried 3 times writing my Lookout essay, because of the potential of it's sacrificial themes lmao.
    I almost cried for Fight My Way, (don't remember why, it was the back half), and I almost cried in You Are My Spring, during the, lol, during the first kiss.
    I think there's a few other almosts but I don't remember then now so they can't be warranted mentioning haha.

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    Wow. Who would have guessed?

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    Beats me 😜
    (hey! you're alive!!!!!)

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    Severe dry spell… and Ukraine caught my attention.

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    🥺🥺🥺

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    @sicarius just as a distant onlooker.

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    I cry often watching dramas but mostly only ugly-cry watching reality shows (MBLAQ's Hello Baby) and survival shows (WIN: Who Is Next and Produce 101 Season 2) maybe because they're real people.

    Mr. Sunshine definitely made me ugly-cry when every character died, especially when Ae-shin wailed over Haman-daek and Haengrang's deaths, then the villagers shielded her against the Japanese soldiers. Also, when Eugene told Joon-young on the train, "You're a lion. I'm proud of you. I missed you." had me bawling. This drama is gut-wrenching.

    I ugly-cried during the DMZ goodbye scene in Crash Landing on You too including the ducklings saying goodbye to Se-ri. IU's "Give You My Heart" OST is so sad, and Son Ye-jin's sobbing is so heartbreaking. Also, when Dan's mom gave the village ajummas "Saudade" from Se-ri's Choice with their drawings on them.

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    Thank you for mentioning the scene when Dan's mom gave the ajummas gifts, I got teary eyes at that scene too. I felt sad at the fact that there's still physical boundary in this world that they can never cross in order to see each other again. The ajummas would never have the resources like captain Ri to make it possible. From Seri's end, it's impossible too.

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    I am usually not a crier but that one scene in Mr. Sunshine where Ae-Shin emerges from the tunnel hanging on to the rails kneeling, with blood dripping off her wedding ring and Eugene dissapering into the darkness, with Good day playing in the background totally wreked me.

    Also that one scene in Cheese in the trap where Seol's teammates abandons her during the presentation and she gets a fail for it, because I was in that position not too long before that.

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    If there's one thing that I'll do while watching a Kdrama 95% of the time is drop a few/many tears. I must be related to Yi Tae 🤣🤣🤣.

    CLOY was my first drama and oh did I cry during that faithful goodbye scene

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    I’ve been surprised at how much I cry watching Kdramas. Acouple of scenes that come to mind involve Lee Jun Ki. The moment in Two weeks when his character is talking about his Mum’s suicide on his birthday.😭

    And him again, in Lawless Lawyer, at the funeral for his uncle that he’s accused of killing.

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    The two dramas that have made bawl my eyes out are:
    1. Bridal Mask when Joo Won's character realizes that his mother is dead and that he has just killed his (masked) brother who was trying to avenge their mother's death. And, to top it all off, his house is set on fire and burns down. I was upset when this scene was followed by a comedic scene. How dare the show try to make me laugh after breaking my heart into a million pieces?!?!? 😭
    2. Fated to Love You when Jang Nara's character has a miscarriage and they lose the baby they'd been so excited for and the couple breaks up as a result. I particularly remember one scene where the husband is talking to the shoes they'd bought for the baby as if they are the baby 💔

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    OMG! I totally cried when Jang Hyuk was talking to the picture that she painted telling it that he was finally letting go. And then again when he brings the cake to the intersection where she was hit by the car, that he always did on the anniversary the child’s death. And then again when she goes into his “man cave” and sees all the baby stuff he kept and sees the video he recorded in case he lost his memory again. Dang, I’d forgotten that, I recently watched it for the first time.

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    Yeah, I watched it fairly recently too for the first time. It kept making me cry.

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    Fated to Love You, yes.

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    Fated to Love You - post miscarriage - always make me ugly cry no matter how many times I have watched those scenes. The anniversary cake by the roadside, the man cave….

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    I just watched some Youtube dude reacting to the movie 'Everything Everywhere all At Once' and about halfway through he burst out sobbing. He said he had not wept so hard during a movie in years. Films and TV with, for lack of a more appropriate term 'Asian sensibilities' just wreck folks who were raised on emotionally sterile American TV. They're unaccustomed to feeling emotions.

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    Everything Everywhere All at Once is an American film. Asian American is still American. Pixar films are plenty emotional.

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    Films and TV with, for lack of a more appropriate term 'Asian sensibilities' just wreck folks who were raised on emotionally sterile American TV. They're unaccustomed to feeling emotions.

    What an ignorant and generalizing comment. American TV is diverse and there are a lot of emotionally sensitive shows.

    Everything Everywhere All At Once is as American-humor as it gets, with butt plugs and all. You do know that 1/2 of writing team is a white dude, don't you? Or does that ruin your narrative?

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    I can think of only one time I was really crying hard and throughout many scenes, and that was while watching The Untamed, in the first half, I guess; some scenes were brutal, never ending tragedy, jeez! ㅠㅠㅠ

    Also My Annoying Brother, it's a movie (starring Jo Jungsuk and D.O.) not a drama but yeah, if you know you know. *sniff*

    Some others made me emotional (not quite ugly-crying), maybe shed a few tears.

    Surprisingly the ending of Snowdrop did that to me, despite the absurdity of the plot ahah!

    Pretty sure the last episode of D.P. got me too, and also some of the stories in Move to Heaven.

    Also Time, the one with Kim Junghyun; between the actual plot and behind the scene happenings it was quite an emotional watch.

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    I also cry easily when watching dramas and movies, but I remember ugly-crying in every episode of Move To Heaven. I guess its because it relates to me the most having a child on the spectrum.

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    I think I did too. At least almost every episode. I went into it knowing that all the stories would revolve around a person who had recently died, but I was still surprised how much they made me emotional every single time.

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    City Hunter. Prosecutor. Scarred.

    Other than that, I reall don´t know. and it is not like I actually cry. I am just mortified.
    Ok maybe Hyun and Min got a little bit close. Can´t keep neutral with Bogummy

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    Hard to believe that HELLO MONSTER/I REMEMBER YOU aired almost 7 years ago. One of my favorites.
    If you haven’t seen this you may enjoy this IRY cast party pic:
    https://www.dramabeans.com/members/marcusnyc20/activity/1237985/

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    As someone who watches dramas in part for the catharsis they offer, I cry. A. lot.
    But, very much like missvictrix, it's usually not the melo tragical plotpoints that break me - I know better than to watch melos, do you want to kill me, Dramagods? - for me it's the unexpected scenes that creap up on you in lighter dramas.
    Just yesterday, I teared up while watching From now on, showtime! because of all the people sending up their prayers for that lovely ajhuma. It's cheesy, but so heartfelt.

    Likewise, 25 21 killed me softly several times. But that scene when Heedo revisits their last meeting and they tell each other their true feelings, gosh, that haunted me for days. So beautiful.
    Thinking about the scenes that made me ugly cry the most, I go back to Chicago Typewriter and My Country. For me, it's the trope of estranged friends reuniting, just to be taken apart again.
    More recently, Just Between Lovers (one of the few melos I knowingly walked into) stabbed me in the heart several times

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    Almost forgot to mention Pachinko! Among the recent dramas that made me cry, this is one of the best. The final documentary piece with the real zainichi ahjumas telling their story broke me

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    Chicago Typewriter got me multiple times as well, although oddly most strongly in some of the present moments even though most of the explicitly tragic moments were in the past.

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    Same here!

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    I remember two scenes where I sobbed out loud.

    GOBLIN: Reaper at work. An old man opens the door to the stairway to heaven and his dog is waiting at the foot of these stairs.

    CRASH LANDING ON YOU: When Kim Ju-meok realises why he was sent to the café in Seoul and who he will meet there.

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    Hospital Playlist - The scene where the pregnant woman found out she lost her unborn child. I cried ugly tears then and still do whenever I watch that scene.

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    That was such a hard scene to watch. It still breaks my heart remembering it.

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    It was a great scene. A father wanted to complain because they are waiting but his wife stopped him and every woman in the corridor knew what happened.

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    I just saw this comment on the highlights page and immediately knew which scene you were talking about and sure enough it was THAT scene. All moaning stopped and everyone put things back in perspective. You could literally hear the collective ‘Take as long as you need.’

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    Gosh as soon as you said that I was back there. It really was harrowing.

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    The ones I can recall right away are:
    - The entire last episode of Youth of May - I think the most severe one I've ever had
    - When Kim Sun-ah's character in
    Scent of a Woman finally tells her mom about her diagnosis
    - Last moments of
    Mirror of the Witch
    - Lately some scenes in
    Tomorrow made me tear up, or cry from anger
    - Goodbye between Eun-tak and Shin, because when Gong Yoo cries, I cry too
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    Navillera, because that shows is just too damn beautiful
    - the "what if" scene from
    Just Between Lovers
    - last stretch of
    Twenty Five, Twenty One
    - Joong-won's "death" in
    Master's Sun

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    I have been debating watching Youth of May since it aired. I'm still undecided.

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    Do it do it doit!!! It's a very painful watch, but a very good one. It's well acted (Lee Do-hyun, Go Min-si, and Lee Sang-yi are just perfect), well-directed, and treats the events it portrays with due respect, without sugarcoating or glamorizing.

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    Thank you! That is so encouraging! I think I will!

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    I'm not really the emotional kind but little scenes here and there in different type of genres that I watch can make me tear up a little. That being said the one drama that finally made me ugly cry after a long while has to be Thirty-Nine Ep12. I had tears rolling down my face non stop and a quarter of my 120 sheets tissue pack gone because of it :P

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    Thirty-Nine made me cry hard in every episode once the story got moving.

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    I cry over everything but Marriage Contract probably takes the cake. It was the scene where they were slow dancing.

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    Two distinct memories of dramas making me cry:
    Fight for My Way: AeRa is so dang relatable. I don't even remember when. Probably walking away from her dream even though she found another one. I just remember having to pause the drama so I could sob.
    Chicago Typewriter: when we find out how out how Jin-O dies and how you know what everyone dies. And when Jin-O comes back to wait for them in the book.

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    So now that you've shared the DMZ picture above, let me get my tissues already...

    Seriously, all I have to do is hear the soundtrack music from Seri's mom driving her in that scene, or even before we get to Seri and Ri Jeong Hyuk, just thinking of the soldiers looking out the window and saying, "I guess we'll never see this place again" is enough to do me under. (I have moved one too many times in my life and that leaving scene just ripped me up.)

    The episode in Tomorrow about the Korean War veteran got me quite teary.

    The scene between the brothers in front of the police station in Pinocchio gets me every time, too. That one scene is the heart of the entire drama to me.

    I didn't used to cry at all in movies. But somehow Kdramas have found a way around that defense, lol.

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    The funeral scene in My Mister, and the heroine's death in 49 Days. That last one was like a punch in the gut, and was the reason why it was years later before I could re-watch that drama.

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    Pretty much anything with the death of a parent makes me cry, though after my dad died, I try to look away and not cry. Heartwrenching and heartwarming (<--kdramas can do this simultaneously!) family scenes and any drama where they deal with ghosts typically have sad stories full of regrets that really pack a punch to my tear ducts.

    Chicago Typewriter also made me ugly cry, especially Seo Hwi-young's death. Another scene that came to mind was in Mystic Pop-Up Bar when Yook Sung-jae, with tears, calls Hwang Jung-eum's character "Mom" for the first time while trying to prevent her from falling down the abyss.

    The Replys always have moments that make me cry.

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    Aside from what has been commented, I remember eps 11-12 of The Light in Your Eyes, that was pure cry-fest. I had to pause once in awhile to stop myself from crying.

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    I cry pretty easily. Not just when something is sad, but also when something touches me. My list would be too long, so most recently:
    𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗹𝗲𝗲𝘃𝗲, episode 17. I cried, more like sobbed, during the entire episode.
    𝗧𝘄𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗙𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗧𝘄𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗢𝗻𝗲: almost every week, but especially the break up.
    𝗬𝘂𝗺𝗶'𝘀 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘀: the breakup seemed so real, it was a gut punch.
    Almost every episode of 𝗠𝘆 𝗟𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 and 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀.

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    Finally someone mentioned The Red Sleeve--episode 17, most especially the scene where King Jeongjo opened the box of memories of Seong Deok-im...I just cried with him! And for some reason I also cried at the scene in episode 16 where Seong Deok-im was waving good bye to her friends as they were going out of the palace.

    Twenty Five, Twenty One--the break-up scene just...made me sob. Felt like I was the one going through the break-up, it took days for me to move on.

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    The entire final episode of Flower of Evil. The scene where it was shown that Do Hyun Soo keeps on buying egg tarts but he doesn't know why was a killer.

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    Yep. Heart rending.

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