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[Beanie Recs] Filling the Taxi Driver void


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I just finished Taxi Driver 2, and am rewatching Season 1, but what do I watch after? I want to fill the void but I can’t decide if it should be with Le Je-hoon in a different drama (something good), or another vigilante vengeance sort of drama. Any recommendations?


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I mean you can never go wrong with more Lee Je-hoon!! (unless it's Where Stars Land which was a bit of an 'eh' drama for me).

I just very recently went on a LJH binge so my number 1 recommendation is Tomorrow With You. Time travel premise + Lee Je-hoon in a rom-com + a really solid performance from Shin Min-ah = a very happy drama viewing experience. It also throws in a bit of the ol' 'marriage of convenience', albeit with a bit of a fresh spin, as the icing on the cake!

My 'tip' - if you find ep 1 a bit disorienting/not really pulling your attention for one reason or another, push through it because it gets better by ep 2 and only stronger from there.

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I loved Tomorrow With You too, but I wouldn't call it a happy drama viewing experience. It was a melodrama, lots of times heartbreaking, but still lovely.

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Poor phrasing on my end! It is a sweet melodrama so not without it's angst and some tears. I should've worded it along the lines of 'good drama viewing experience' or something, I meant happy in the sense that I wasn't disappointed by it 😅

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I actually got your meaning, but thought it might cause false expectations 😅 . Satisfying is the word you're looking for.

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I can never get enough of Lee Je-hoon! The film Time To Hunt is a good place to start if you are looking for another Lee Je-hoon heist thriller.

Signal is a classic time travel police procedural drama featuring Lee Je-hoon but I have to say one of my favourite roles from him was in Move To Heaven. He played a softie who acted all macho on the outside but really was a pure hearted little dummy

He has a good filmography too but sadly Korean films tend to be hard for me to access

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Yes seconding that last point especially - one of the very lovely beanies here recommended a list of his movies which I've been working through, and my mum and I absolutely LOVED 'I Can Speak'. Be warned it is a bit of heavier film - not because of genre but because of the subject matter it tackles - but it's an absolute gem and one that I'd recommend to anyone and everyone who's up for it!

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It involved comfort women
I'm not sure if that counts as a spoiler but that's the sensitive topic

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Something like Taxi Driver but a bit soft fluffy - One The Woman. Lee Ha-nee was very good as a dubious prosecutor with a perfect combination of thuggery.

If you want something heavy, Vincenzo is a good follow up.

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I left Taxi Driver mid way through. It was too much. It bordered on revenge more compared to getting justice and I never tuned in for second season. The whole vigilantism is not my cup of tea.

But I can recommend Lee Je-hoon drama - The Signal. It's his must watch drama.

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A different question about Taxi Driver. Is Season 2 available on Netflix?

I’m half way through S1 on Netflix and noted S2 is nowhere to be seen on the platform? It’s on Viki but not available in my region.

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