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[Drama chat] What’s your favorite rewatch?


Dramas come in all shapes and sizes. Some you want to forget the second they’re over. Some you want to keep in a corner of your heart and never watch again. And some you’re ready to rewatch before they’re even over.

What makes a drama rewatchable for you? Is is pure squee factor? Is it a plot so rich you know you’ll enjoy it more the second time? I admit I rarely rewatch dramas — there’s just too much to keep up with on the live schedule. But also, there’s this feeling that the way the drama hit me when I first watched it will never be the same. That’s what happens when I try to rewatch old favorites like Healer and City Hunter. It’s not that I love them any less, it’s that I’m a different viewer the second time around. So for me, I’d rather keep the stories in my heart than rewatch them on the screen.

Are you a drama rewatcher? What’s your favorite drama to rewatch?

 
Let the chatting begin!
 

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Answer Me 1988
It’s my favourite in the franchise. I think because it deals with not only the youngsters but also the parents without the usual family drama tropes

It’s wholesome and sweet and dammit, it had a love triangle that beat all other love triangles for me

Honestly I wanted them to be in an a polyamory relationship, I loved all three to bits! Anyway while I have my nitpicks (wtf why didn’t we see Jung-hwan at the end?!) the drama is such cozy watch and crept up on my most rewatched drama so far

Well I’m definitely due for another rewatch, thanks for the reminder!

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‘It’s wholesome and sweet and dammit, it had a love triangle that beat all other love triangles for me’👈 Thanks for this it made me laugh out loud, I could feel your pain.

It’s the only one of the series I have watched all the way through but I am reluctant to rewatch as it was so special the first time.

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You beat me to it!!!!!

I rewatch this anytime adulting becomes really hard, it reminds me that once life was simpler which is bittersweet in a way but its also a feeling that brings me a lot of Joy.

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Oh, yes! Answer Me 1988 is also my favorite of the series.

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This is a great topic I wonder if there are two types of people those who rewatch and those who don’t or if it depends on the drama at the mood. @missvictrix summed it up perfectly for me I don't have time to rewatch when I have so many on air and older dramas on the go at any given time and I am too worried that watching from a new perspective will spoil the memory of that first time watch. I have been tempted a couple of times with certain dramas but I have chosen not to and on reflection have been glad that I didn’t.

I have a brain that will remind me of certain scenes usually the funny ones which results in the same hysterical response. This is always a nightmare if I am driving at the time.

The OST playlist in my car reminds me of the general mood of a drama and I like that as a way to re experience the feel good factor without a rewatch.

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OSTs are a good substitute for a rewatch! Music just has a way to transport us back in time~

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Yup osts work in not pressing play!

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I usually just rewatched Youtube video clips, not the whole drama episodes. The Only Drama got me rewatching the whole darn 54 eps is Ten Miles of Peach Blossom. And I only did it once. I ❤ that drama, great acting, chemistry, favorites drama tropes well executed.

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I love that drama too it was one of my first Chinese dramas

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It is one of the best Chinese Fantasy Costume Dramas

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I too will often just watch a scene or clip rather than the whole drama .

I recently did rewatch Radiant and Nirvana in Fire.

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“Nirvana on Fire” is one of my favorite holiday re-watch.

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Nirvana in Fire.

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*Curious about Radiant*

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Eh it is the same with The Light In Your Eyes ha ha

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I don’t rewatch a lot either, mostly as as I find rewatching the same plot boring. I do sometimes rewatch after a few years when I don’t remember quite as well.

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I'm also not generally a rewatcher for all the reasons you listed (time, so many shows I still want to see, etc.) although I wouldn't rule out checking back in on a favorite show at some point in the future. I have occasionally gone back to watch favorite scenes or fan vids, but I've only ever rewatched one Asian drama from start to finish.

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I rarely rewatch recent drama. But I always rewatched my favourite because at times the recent drama we watching haven't be able draw the same feeling like the old days drama. So I rewatching it to get glimpses of that feeling again, because there is a time we don't feel anything we watched anymore.

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Hum.. there are a lot. I love rewatch things.

It depends on the season, my humor, the airing dramas I'm watching.

- Healer
- A Piece of Your Mind
- Extraordinary You
- Goblin
- Heartless City
- She Would Never Know

I think they're the ones I have the most rewatched but in a general way, I keep the ones I liked to rewatch them later. I must have about 1To of dramas on my server...

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In the past, I don’t think I rewatched any shows. Just like reading, I didn’t normally reread anything. I was afraid it would spoil my good memories of the first time I read/watched the book/show.

However, I stumbled upon a book I really love -Rainbow Fish. I reread that book many times, and every time I reread it, it brings me so much joy and comfort. So when this year turned out not to be a very good Kdrama year for me for on-airing ones, I decided to rewatch some shows that I remembered I loved them and that I almost totally forgot the whole story of each of them. It began with Coffee Prince, Healer, Live Up to Your Name, and right now I’m rewatching Chocolate. Forgetting most of not all of the story, rewatching these shows that I always hold them close to my heart brings me joy and, most importantly, comfort knowing that the past me loved it and the present me will find that joy and love again.

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Chocolate is so great on rewatch.

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Favorite Drama rewatch.

Mr. Queen is on top of the list.
Hospital Playlist 1&2.
Monthly Magazine Home.
Her Private Life.

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The first two are favourites, the laughs in Mr queen and the found family in Hospital Playlist are the pulls for those two.

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Queen Inhyuns Man
Healer
Love from another Star
Goblin
My Mister

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Ohhh my Ajusshi. I have also rewatched it, twice... The best drama ever.

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Oh, I wish I could rewatch Queen Inhyun's man! Somebody needs to get the rights to that back in my area, please, please!

Healer, Love from a Star and Goblin are regular rewatches for me. Some absolutely favourite scenes I'll go back to when I need the feels!

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Amen! I'm in US and would love to rewatch Queen In-Hyun's Man.

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I finally broke down and bought the DVD. It was the only way to guarantee access!😁

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I believe it’s free on Amazon prime

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Sadly, not in the US...

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It’s on AsianCrush in the us

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I don't really re-watch whole drama but I do watch few episodes over and over.
I always watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim bok-joo when I have nothing else to watch and I am in need of quick boost of sugary sweet goodness.
Another drama I always watch is Coffee prince if I am in mood of romantic drama.

Both drama has plenty of moments to boost your dopamine.

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I am looping 'The Red Sleeve' nowadays. I just love pain.Just Joking.

'The Red Sleeve' 'Chicago typewriter' 'Six flying dragons'.
These are the dramas I mostly rewatch for the compelling performances of Cast.

'Stranger' for the characters. Acting is marvellous too , but my main reason for rewatch are the characters.

'Time Between Dog & Wolf' 'Save your last dance for me' Both were old times favorites and I have fond memories about them.

'Innocent Man' and 'I Remember You' for the plot .I just love them.

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May we have more non-romance dramas like "Stranger" and even "Sherlock."
I also have fond memories of watching "TBDW." I did it for Lee Joon-ki and became a fan of Jung Kyung-ho.

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TBDW was soooo good. I Also think it was where I "discovered" Jung Kyung Ho. Loved their roles!

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Chicago typewriter has one of the best (arguably) kisses ever. The past life love story is so well done- the angst, the restraint, the yearning 😍 and then he let it all go for just one moment. Yoo ah in did good.

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I, uh, did rewatch that kiss scene a few times . . .

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There are several shows on your list I'd definitely consider rewatching, because, as you say, they're awesome!

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Something in the rain.

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Touch Your Heart
Something About 1 Percent

They are nothing great, just your standard romcoms, but every time I watch them, they make me so happy and content. I know kdrama boyfriends aren't real, but those male leads have all the qualities that I wish my future boyfriend would have. I know, my bar is way too high (that might be the reason why I'm forever single), but a girl can dream, right? 😉

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Rewatching for the boyfriends is perfectly fine by me. And understandable 😂

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I am a rewatcher. I rewatch every show that I have liked a lot. Some shows I have rewatched more than 50 times. I simply like them more every time.

Some of my favorites to rewatch:
Lookout
Chief Kim
Deserving of the Name
Wok of Love
Wild Romance
Room no.9
365 Days

About becoming a different person, I don't wait so long between watches. if I rewatch a show from 2012 it is probably my 12th time not my second. I actually avoid rewatching if too many years have passed.

There have been very rare occasions of a show completely losing its charm the second time around. The mose recent one was Class of Lies. I loved it the first time, was probably swept off my feet by the fast pace and great acting, so I was completely shocked by all the plotholes on rewatch. Lol

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On my first watch of Chief Kim and have had two crying with laughter moments and only a few minutes into episode two. I am hoping it stays consistently good.

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I hope you like it to the end.

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Me too 🤣 I love a good comedy

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It really does. It's just an exceptionally well done show from beginning to end and the cast is a delight.

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As I love 'Live Up to your name' so so much, I have noted down the other dramas you like to rewatch, just in case ;)
My 'Plan to watch' list is shamefully long...

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Thank you for the compliment!

Just to add a note, Lookout, Room no.9, and 365 Days are thrillers and heavier than the rest.

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I am also in here to add to my ‘check out if they are safe to watch’ list😊 I have had some great recommendations from the beanies

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I have discovered some k-drama gems thanks to Drama Beans.
I'm forever grateful :)

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These days I do mostly rewatching. Top ten in no particular order:

Heard It Thru the Grapevine
Graceful Family
Chief Kim
Forest of Secrets 1
The Fiery Priest
Empire of Gold
Whisper
The Legend of Zhen Huan
Misaeng
Live Up to Your Name

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"Heard It Thru the Grapevine" - I miss the writer/PD duo.

Did you hear that writer Park Kyung-soo is coming back with a new drama, "Whirlwind?"

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I never rewatch. Only in rare instances would I see the small funny clips of a show that had good comedy such as Jealousy Incarnate (last scene of ep 11 if you know, you know) . That was until I saw love between fairy and devil this year but that's a cdrama. It became the first drama I have ver rewatched that too in full without any fast forwarding. I'm trying to figure out what in it worked. A part of me didn't want to let that show go but it was also that the show was very detailed will callbacks to earlier episodes in the later ones, I could only find out most of those on a rewatch. Plus, the leads growth and the events in the show are better watched in a chronological order so I couldn't skip and watch what I wanted to as well. But as I go I'm done after another full watch and the show will live on in my mind without wanting to be watched again.

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I love Jealousy incarnate and it has a few classic moments🤣

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I'm sure it will stand the test of time if I plan to rewatch it some day. But then again, rewatching is not my thing.

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Ahhhh....Certain sequences of Love Between Fairy and Devil just hit different. I keep going back to the DFQC-father storyline and how they used the 'Parting Love' OST (opening theme/laibuji one) as the background score during the whole sequence and the lyrics strangely worked really well for that story arc.
The last chapter of cutting off love
Become a sharp sword, and pierce me...
It's too late to say goodbye
I'm so sad to speak out

(Yeah, so I haven't really let go of that show yet)

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I love that sequence. I feel ep 18 and 28 were the strongest of the show, unsurprisngly both were in Cangyan Sea. Jue Ai is a legendary song but I guess the show overall has been very smart in using the apt song lyrics for the scenes. Case in point ep 31.
I'm with you on not letting the show go yet.

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I'm surprised some of you rewatch really heavy shows. How does that work?

Some of those are even hard to watch the first time around, lest twice.

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For me, the only shows I will never be able to rewatch although I loved them to pieces are Nokdu Flower and Through the Darkness.

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Heavy shows make you feel a lot of emotions, it's why.

After they are some shows I won't rewatch like Grave of the Fireflies.

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Ah, to bring those emotions out? I thought rewatching should only be fun because there is the predictability factor. So the next time around you already know everything, so shouldn't that be a laid back watch?

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Clearly emotion like fear because of suspens don't really work anymore but pain still works very well. Sometimes, it's actually worse when you know what will happen, because, for example, you see people happy and you know it won't last.

Sometimes, I watch dramas for the story but they don't really make me feel emotions, like currently One Dollar Lawyer or Golden Spoon, so rewatching heavy dramas will fulfill for them.

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I think rewatching is rewarding it's because the more we are rewatching, we notice the subtle emotion we haven't notice from the first watch.

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I agree GRAVE OF FIREFLIES is a must watch only once film. The only multiple rewatch for me is SPIRITED AWAY.

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I watch “Howl’s Moving Castle” on my birthday every year.

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It's one of my favourite too.

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My rewatch is most of them are melodrama, many scene is just so rewatchable. Might be due to good directing + acting contribute alot to rewatching. Even in terms of story it's not perfect. I love melancholic feeling they give me and the rawness of emotion. Que Sera Sera, The innocent man, I'm sorry I Love you, Giant. and yes meteor garden 2000.

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I LOVE rewatching Que Sera Sera! Love knowing what is going to happen with every beat of the music. I love that the rawness gets me every time.

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Yes.. Jung Yumi is jist aesome in it...

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*just Awsome

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I don't think I want to see a remake without Yumi.

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As soon as I hear the first notes of W&Whale - Moonlight, I take a leap into the past. Que Sera Sera was my first Kdrama and has a special place in my heart :p

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The ost is just make it so perfect. I think this is the best Kim Yoon Chul directing. He might has better drama, but this is his peak in terms of directing. It's just magical.

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I'd go back to those dramas for the same reasons. GIANT will always be in my top 10.

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I remember I translated almost the whole drama in French on Viki. I really liked it but it wasn't an easy task 😅

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Much appreciated!
I think "Giant" is why "Dong Yi" didn't reach national drama status like Lee Byung-hoon's other big hits.

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I have downloaded the whole 60 episode in my hardisk back in the day. So i can rewacthing every time.

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Yeah, Giant is old-school melodrama done right, and it's fantastic, and one of the best ensemble casts ever. I do wish though that the female characters were as nuanced and badass as the male ones.

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I haven't watched all of Giant but know all the spoilers and have watched some scenes. I really love its masterpiece of an OST and play it on occasion.

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Oh yeah, also add my beautiful bride, and heartless city into the list. I often rewatching just because i love how it's directed and how the actor executed it.

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They were not perfect, but I love love love them.

"My Beautiful Bride" was the Kim Mu-yeol show. I'll always refer to it as "My Beautiful Banker" 😍
"Heartless City," Baksa forever!
Much love to Jung Kyung-ho for going through hell with a herniated disc in order to finish the drama.

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Kim Mo Yeol and Jung Kyung Ho at their peak through these show. Aghhhh.. this writers know how to make his leading man hot, brooding, and sexy...

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Baksa 😍

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Baksa lives!

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I re-watch when I’m in a drama slump. The re-watched dramas are not necessarily the best or most favorite dramas - but rather some good past-time. Then, lately, I realize I re-watch Discovery of Love the most - but only the Jung Yumi and Eric parts. Maybe this is my favorite pairing or a sweet turn of their Que Sera Sera version which I also re-watch the ending scene every now and then. I just love seeing them in the same frame.

Then, I also re-watched sappy melos - the old fashioned kdramas that suck me into this k-watching career. I love re-watching I Have A Lover - but again just the Ji Ji-hee and Kim Hyun-joo scenes. These two together are just so watchable. Their love-hate relationship and rediscovery journey in IHAL is the best melo you can get no matter how ridiculous it gets.

Recently, I RE-watched a drama in full from ep 1 - ep 24 without fast-forwarding at all. And this is Jealousy Incarnate - simply the best romcom in the last 10 years. It is complex relationships at its best.

Then, outside romcoms, I can rewatch dramas like Forest of Secrets and Beyond Evil in full to further unpack the plots and appreciate how well these stories are structured.

Having said all these, I reckon I’m a sucker of RE-watch LOL!

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I have been in K-Dramaland for less than a year (53 series completed, and also many series "on hold"), so the only series I have rewatched is 'Live up to your name'. First watch was last July and second just a few weeks ago (and I loved it as much as the first time).
There are so many series in my "plan to watch" list that rewatching is not a priority... but I will probably watch my other favorite (Flower boy next door) someday.

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I‘ll have to check out your other favourites, as I think we may have similar tastes! I love those two!☺️

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Great!!
I have most of my favorites 'pinned' in My favorites wall here in Drama Beans. I'll have a look at yours too :)
Another k-drama I loved is Queen Seon Deok (2009 sageuk which I finished last month XD).

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Ooh thank you! Will add it to my list. I wish we could also categorise our favourites somehow. Sometimes I want a fun & silly watch (with hijinks), sometimes I’d like something easy breezy & sweet, sometimes I want something a bit darker (but not too dark), etc. That’s why I’ve loved this post - knowing which shows that people would rewatch (and for reasons they specify) is very handy!

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Totally agree!

I have noted down some series that other beanies with similar tastes (or that at least loved any of my favorites) have mentioned in this post.

I hope to find some gem thanks to this :)

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I used to rewatch Reply Me 1997 once a year (until about 4 years ago when I started working and having no time). It w was one of the first dramas I watched so it will always have a special place for me.

I've also rewatched While You Were Sleeping and What's Wrong With Secretary Kim. WYWS for when I'm needing something thrilling. and WWWSK when I'm in a romantic mood ~

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97 also used to be my go to drama. It's short and it gets me when my emotions are super high lol

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I haven't done a rewatch in a long time, it's too hard keeping up with currently airing shows, but when I do, I generally rewatch specific episodes or scenes of these dramas:

Into the Ring
Live
Matrimonial Chaos
Happiness
Just Between Lovers
Reply 1997
Coffee Prince
My Father is Strange
Healer
Kill Me Heal Me
Fated To Love You
Misaeng

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i think i watched Goong 12 times or every year ^^

it's for the memories dan the feel

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Will you be watching the remake if it comes out or do you want to avoid comparisons?

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Assuming it is available to me I myself plan a re-watch- in part because the original had a lot of laws, so for once a re-make may make sense.

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if there is remake for Goong, i hope it's the cast and "story" are interesting enough to watch ^^

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I liked Goong's story while it focused on the rebellious prince and how the princess who wasn't born royal became the catalyst in making him accept his life. I actually loved that theme in the show.

But then they got an extension and I guess from a lack of story material they completely changed course and the later episodes are inexplicably about ruining the princess.

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Yes.. beginning of Goong is the best part but the later part quite frustrating. Well, at least it's has "happy ending" ^^

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I do rewatches when I need a certain "drama mood" and don't want to browse through new dramas to find it. The first (and only to date) show I immediately started right after I finished the last episode was "Hyena" because I enjoyed the plot so much (and the actors, and...everything...) I wanted to know how it felt to watch again when you already knew the ending. It was great and I rewatched it a few times since.
Another show I like to rewatch is "Mystic Pop-up Bar", in my opinion a very underrated little gem of a show that always gives me a good mood.
One and a half year ago my Dad passed away after a long and exhausting time in hospital. I have generally learned to live with that grief, but sometimes it rears its head. When that happens, it's time for another rewatch of "Just between lovers". Sometimes the whole show, sometimes just a few episodes. It never fails to carry me through.

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Sorry to hear of your lose and glad to hear you found something that is helping with the inevitable low times.

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I’m so sorry for your loss, but I’m glad that you find certain dramas able to help carry you through some tough times. Many dramas, and Beans, did that to me, too.

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To be honest, watching kdramas somehow helped me a lot. Nothing can combine sad and funny emotions in one situation better than a good kdrama! Plus all that crying had a great cathartic effect on me...they helped me to deal with all those emotions I felt without overwhelming me. How do they do that?! I have no idea, but maybe that doesn't matter...

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This has been the case for me, too. Somehow crying about/in empathy with a fictional character allows me to experience emotions I find hard to process for myself and in my own life.

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Chuno, always and forever. I think I have rewatched it 8 times. Why? Because ugly cry is cathartic.

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You and me girl.

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Start-up was a really good rewatch this year. When I watched it the first time, I started from episode 5 or something so I missed the the first 2 episodes past storyline (which I completed immediately after it finished airing). Having skipped the whole Dalmi-Ji Pyeong ship buildup, I was on the Do San-Dal Mi train through and through and didn't understand why the SLS was so high (though I am well aware of Kim Seonho's charm(s)).
This year, having dropped the Bloody Heart, I opted for a Start Up because Kang Hanna. I really enjoyed it. Didn't feel heavy or dragging. Suffice to say, I understand the SLS induced by Han Ji Pyeong.

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🥲 How could I forgot that I did one rewatch of Start-Up only recently! I also think SU is very good for rewatching. It was still very good and reminded me of the first time I watched it. The story is so much fun, and the idea of going after your dreams never fails to make us relate to it.

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Start Up was one of the first k-dramas I watched (last February, maybe). It is a great series. I was in team Do San from the start, but I understand the other team too.

I haven't rewatched it, but sometimes I see some videos on YouTube :)

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Other dramas I have rewatched:
Mr. Sunshine
Damo
Tree With Deep Roots
Gaksital
Memories of the Alhambra
The Fiery Priest
Nokdu Flower
Money Flower
It's Okay To Not Be Okay

Dramas on my rewatch list:
30 but 17
Because This Is My First Life
Reply 1988

Dramas I wish I could rewatch, but are no longer available to me:
Six Flying Dragons
Conspiracy in the Court

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SIX FLYING DRAGONS is not available to me either.

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You are so brave with "Conspiracy in the Court." I can not do it no matter how much I want to. The cast was perfect, but it messed with my head. I'm not worthy kind of thing.

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It's criminal to have SFD not be licensed in more regions anymore.

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Okay, I would definitely rewatch Six Flying Dragons if it was legally available again (or at least some of the amazing fight scenes).

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And Byun Yo Han's singing...

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And Han Yeri’s dance and sword fight.

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I still watch clips on Youtube dedicated to Han Yeri's fights too. I don't think I can rewatch SFD though.

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30 but 17 and Because This is My First Life: love these and have rewatched a few times. I think I fall in love with characters and just want to spend more time with them.

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I think that is true some of the characters are just so cute the nephew and his friends in 30 but 17.

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And Jennifer!

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One drama I never tire of rewatching is My Name Is Kim Sam Soon. As I think of other dramas that I like to rewatch I realize they all have something in common: they all star Hyun Bin, Lee Mon Ho, or Gong Hyo Jin. So perhaps I choose my favorites by the actors rather than the story.

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Hurrah for Kim Sam Soon, my own Ultimate Rewatched Drama 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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As far as "older" dramas are concerned, I've watched 49 Days, Tamna the Island, and Arang and the Magistrate a few times. Newer dramas that I have re-watched are Hotel Del Luna, Tomorrow, and Beyond Evil. I am also currently re-watching Love Between Fairy and Devil. I am planning on re-watching Missing: The Other Side and I have started re-watching It's Okay Not to Be Okay.

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I love Tamna the Island and have rewatched it.

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I’m planning to do a rewatch of LBFAD soon, too! It’s just so good.. that’s why Dylan became my BB no.2 🥺

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I'm trying to get one of my friends to watch LBFAD. Rewatching this drama made me love it even more.

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30th Oct doesn’t come soon enough for me.

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I literally thought of Healer and City Hunter when I read the headline and was pleasantly surprised to read you also rewatched them.

I enjoyed these dramas but I wouldn’t say they were my favorites, yet I found them re-watchable because they were light action and had beautiful people in the cast. I suppose those are my only standards for rewatch.

I loved the Reply series but I couldn’t get myself to watch them. Some of the early dramas I loved I now find a bit cringey due to tropes I now recognize as cliches.

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Shows that I dip up into and rewatch parts of when I need to visit old friends, get some warm feels, remember how funny they were:
Weightlifting Fairy
Marriage Not Dating
Jealousy Incarnate
You From Another Star
Crash Landing
Secret Garden
Secretary Kim
Mr Sunshine
Memories of Alhambra (mostly for scenery) (of the Spain and of the HB kind 😉)

Dramas I have watched fully over and over and over again:
Kim Sam Soon, The Champion 🏆 (bought TWO sets of dvds!)
Goong
Coffee Prince

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My favorite re-watches are all romcoms:

MARRIAGE, NOT DATING

DRUNKEN TO LOVE YOU (T-drama)

LOVE NOW (also a T-Drama)

WHAT'S WRONG WITH SECRETARY KIM

with one exception:

I'LL COME TO YOU WHEN THE WEATHER IS NICE

I also do partial re-watches of some weekenders:

I also re-watch favorite portions of some weekenders, like the story of the golfer couple in FIVE CHILDREN.

and I will probably

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be re-watching EXTRAORDINARY ATTORNEY WOO.

And re-watching MASTER'S SUN is a Halloween tradition for us.

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Joseph Chang and Rainie Yang had so much chemistry! It was a nice rom-com 🥰

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and I forgot to add ONE PERCNT OF SOMETHING to my list.

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Golfer couple is so watchable!!!

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I’m in the same situation as @isagc with less than a year of drama-watching and 50+ shows completed. The only ones I’ve rewatched from start to finish are -
Because This Life Is Our First for the relationships, for the dreamy voiceovers, for Lee Min-ki, and to try to come to terms with the last two episodes, and
W - Two Worlds (twice) for the world-building, the crazy action, and the layers upon layers of plot details and twists I didn’t catch the first time. It’s my great escape and I’ll probably watch it again soon.

I’ve gone back to episodes here and there of quite a few others and I keep thinking I’ll rewatch Healer soon, but my newbie’s to-watch list is far too long for a lot of backtracking right now.

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'Because this Life is Our first' was a nice watching for me too :) And I keep listening some songs from the OST.

'W: Two Worlds' was super enjoyable at first but the second half of the series was a mess which I did not understand, so I simply went with the flow 😅

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I love rewatching W. Have done it A LOT!

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To rewatch, a drama has to have a character, a moment, or a mood I want to see again. I rarely rewatch from start to finish. I revisit favorite scenes.

30 But 17
20th Century Boy and Girl
My Unfamiliar Family
Attorney Woo
It's Okay To not Be Okay
Live Up to Your Name
Another Oh Hae-young
Mystery Queen
1 Percent of Anything
(rarely) Healer

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Hi Kim Nana! I miss City Hunter, cannot find it to rewatch!
Favorite rewatches this year have been Reply 1988 along with many beanies; Also Let’s Eat 3, Faith, Pasta, It’s Okay That’s Love, Lost, she would Never Know-and I am about to rewatch My Liberation Notes.

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I rarely hear other beanies talk about faith. While not my first kdrama, it was one of the early one and the one that cemented my utter devotion for drama land. Some scenes deserve a rewatch!

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It cemented my utter and complete devotion to drama land as well! Wuldachi power forever!

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Faith was my first drama and the beginning of my addiction. I remember rewatching some episodes.

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I was obsessed with Faith for a while! I think I rewatched the whole thing 3 times at least, and favourite scenes many more times. Then I tried to rewatch it with my daughter, once I got her hooked on K-dramas, and she couldn't make it past episode 2! Sigh. Very warm feelings about Faith.

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Faith is a show that I snap back to when a show I'm watching has an unsatisfactory ending. It is like a reflex. I immediately go and rewatch Faith.

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I enjoyed Lets eat 3

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Du joon is among my top 5 “first” loves!

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I love a rewatch. Sometimes it’s the full drama and sometimes just certain episodes. I rewatch for different reasons, but mostly because it allows me to discover new things about the drama (e.g.a nuanced story beat I missed the first time through) or fully appreciate something I liked to begin with (e.g a supporting actors performance.) Piece of Your Mind, Healer, Crash Landing on You fall into this category. I will also sometimes rewatch a drama I struggled with on first watch because on rewatch I can better disregard the parts that don’t work and focus on what does. You Are My Spring is a recent example. Drove me nuts the first time because there is a major storyline that is not needed, but on rewatch I could ignore that to focus on performances and healing parts of the story.

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I’m not sure I can clearly define what makes it to my rewatch list. There are dramas I adore and would recommend but not rewatch. And the opposite is true as well! My list is
- you’re all surrounded
- I can hear your voice
- Chicago typewriter
- my secret hotel
- go back couple
- hello monster/ I remember you
- pinnochio
- kill me heal me

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Asdfghjkl I'm not a big rewatcher and the number of dramas on my rewatch list are small; few I've seen more than twice and only one more than thrice so this is easy and has to go to Healer, which I've seen 7 times.

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I rewatch shows all the time, I love it! But for me a favorite rewatch doesn't exist. I think it's about timing?
It's all according on my mood, my feelings, my mental state. It's about what's going on with me in RL and what are the emotions I want to feel.

Even makjangs can be a perfect rewatch if all I want is to laugh and not use my brain for a couple days.

So, I guess my favorite rewatch is a drama that gives me what I need when I need it? lol

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I used to rewatch Hello Monster a lot when I missed my oppa.
Flower Boy Next Door when I was lonely.
I used to rewatch Good Doctor when I wanted to see Chae Won unnie. Now I rewatch Flower of Evil.
Oh My Ghostess when I want to see Ki Young oppa and Seul Gi unnie. Or when I just want a really good laugh.
I rewatch Fight For My Way when I feel lost or overwhelmed.
Shopping Wang Louie when all I want is to watch the cutest couple in the world.
Ho Gu's Love when I want a perfect romcom.
I rewatch Reply 88 when I miss my family, when I want to see one of my favorite characters (Bo Ra), a perfect couple (Bo Ra and Seon Woo), when I want to feel envy of other people's dads (Taek's dad is my favorite parent of the show), or when I want a good cry (I cry almost every single episode of this show, lol).
W ...it's just too good and addictive. I rewatch it when I want somthing fun.
Etc.

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I love to re-watch movies or tvshows that I loved. It's not that I think that they are the best ever. But every time I watch them I enjoy them and they are like comfort food for me.

For K-Dramas it has to be

Reply 1997
Coffee Prince
Lie to me
Coffee House
Fated to Love you
Suspicious Partner

There are dramas, that I loved and enjoyed while watching, but never have the urge to re-watch. So I can't even really say, what the reason is why I re-watch the dramas above but not others. Some of those above I have seen several times over the years.

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I forgot to mention Coffee Prince! And Full House 2, it’s a riot!

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Yessss, comfort food! That’s exactly it.

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I don’t rewatch a lot but Crash Landing on You is my fave rewatch. I’m a sucker for romcoms and it never fails to entertain.

My list:
Crash Landing
Healer
City Hunter
Fated to Love You
Love from Another Star
I’m not a Robot
Her Private Life

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Oh I completely forgot Crash Landing on you! Thanks for reminding me! 😊 Although I often feel like the North Korean soldier who gets his information about South Korea from watching 10-year-old dramas - I haven't been there yet (I hope I will one day, and I'm learning Korean just in case), and I often wonder about many things shown in the dramas I watch. What is real and what is dramaland behaviour? 😉

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Yes I am desperate to know if I turned up in Korea if I would see loads of adults being piggy backed either being rushed to hospital or because they were too drunk to walk!

Forecasting love and weather confirmed that random heavy showers is a thing.

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🤣 And I expect many couples standing a few feet from each other and staring at each other's face, preferably at the banks of the Han River, while elsewhere parents are yelling at their kids / their kids' spouses. You know, a regular Korean Tuesday. 😉

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