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Bring me a Tissue/Dramas that make you CRY


#98

Oh - It’s a good Quick Watch we always need those filler shows


#99

Master’s Sun. Oh my gawd the military dog episode. DH and I were both sobbing.

Also there were moments in Once Again when I cried because a scene was so incredibly sweet the tears just came to me.

Both are great shows. And the fact that they can pull such strong emotions from me means they are incredibly well written – and translated.


#100

Just started watching Doom at Your Service. There’s a gusher for you.

I am unfamiliar with the female protagonist, Park Bo Young. She’s pretty feisty and very natural. And I love her sweaters! She has, as the saying goes, some acting chops.

Everything I have seen on DramaFever and Viki with Seo In Guk in it I have enjoyed because he is another one of those actors who, I think, will make the transition from youth to maturity with relatively few problems.

I say relatively few because when you have a small country with a certain kind of culture that has been influencing the behavior and expectations of its populace for a couple thousand years . . . and when the pool of actors and actresses providing entertainment is very small, and competition is extremely fierce, well, the fact that any Korean entertainer has longevity surprises me.

The history of Korea means that, wherever you look on the historical timeline, you have parents sacrificing for children, at times willingly dying of starvation so their children might have a chance to survive. Seo Seongsaengnim (and he is a master/role model/teacher to be admired professionally and personally) had motivation as a young actor that almost killed him, it seems to me.

Starving to achieve stardom and win money for his family? Starving in a country where traditional foods that nourish, heal, and prolong life are beyond an obsession? That in itself is cause for buckets o’ tears.

And puzzles me, looking in on Korean culture from the outside. These days, many American actors and actresses make use of intermittent fasting to maintain physical as well as mental good health.

Since discovering intermittent fasting about five years ago, I have gone from 220 pounds to 190 on a 5’10" frame, and I eat more than I ever did when I was starving myself (for years).

And just yesterday, I watched an episode of Red Table Talk on Facebook in which Will Smith talks about fasting, that is eating ZERO food, for ten days in order to lose weight. And he noted that, during the ten days when he drank only water, he felt a great deal of mental clarity and physical energy.


Red Table Talk: Will Smith’s Emergency Family Meeting

It strikes me as just slightly ironic that, in Korea, which has one of the toughest armies on the planet, and in which Taekwondo seems to be taught to children as soon as they pop out of the birth canal, it is Korean entertainers trying to meld their ancient culture with American influences who end up starving themselves in order to measure up to really arbitrary standards of beauty.

Obviously big stars in idol dramas are going to have a different look and appeal to a different audience than the big stars in family dramas (Be My Happy Family and A Good Supper are both family drama “weepers” that I am currently in love with) but to expect an entertainer to be willing to suffer physical and mental deprivation to make demanding, unreasonable fans happy . . . wow. How is that an expression of “Dan-gyeol!” . . . ?

Imitation is another K-drama I am caught up in, weeping buckets precisely because, in fictionalized form, it exposes the abuse that Seo In Guk Seems to have survived so far.

At any rate, Doom At Your Service has incredible acting, and seems to evoke the mood of such great shows as Rooftop Prince, Coffee Prince, and Dr. Romantic. I had a roll of paper towels by my side for sure during my bingewatching of Dr. Romantic. just a few years ago.

I am definitely hungry for more of Doom At Your Service. :yum:


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#101

Thanks for your insight:

I agree! It is so Goblin-esque! And I love Coffee Prince etc. I can’t get DOOM out of my mind! It is the first show to make me crazy in a while! I love Seo In Guk - I cannot get enough
I have already re-watched a lot of the eps of DOOM
Date With DOOM - at your service! And it made me cry from Eps 1

Watch the female lead in - Oh My Ghostess! So Good!

I just wanna feed some of my BABES! But eating healthy and working out is ok - as long as you keep it in check. I do believe Western culture is a bad influence as we are so obese in this country. I work hard at the gym and with a trainer to try to stave that off myself.


#102

The thing about intermittent fasting (popularized by a Chinese-Canadian nephrologist who discovered that it helped diabetic patients in danger of effing up their kidneys) is that it completely scraps the idea of “no pain, no gain.”

Water fasting for spiritual and physical renewal is nothing new; it has been done in many cultures for centuries. It is nothing short of incredibly weird, in my opinion, that, wherever the “SAD” (Standard American Diet) as currently practiced has replaced traditional diets in other parts of the world, people get fat and can’t get thin again. Nutrition, despite added this, that, and the other, is insufficient for proper development of the human body in utero, and children end up being born with poorly shaped jaws and crowded teeth.

Healthy eating, exercise, and fasting could save so many people so much ridicule and so many medical bills.

I will check out Oh, My Ghostess as soon as I get all my other addictions out of the way! LOL!


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#103

This is what I do! I fast from 7 pm to 11 am most days.

The chef in Oh My Ghostess is :fire::fire::fire:

You were definitely wanting me to CRY! This makes me love him so much more! Oh my goodness what he did to gain stardom and what he did for his parents!


#104

kdrama2020ali, I applaud you.


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I used to fast on your schedule but for some reason I find it is easier to eat from about six a.m. to about 3:30 p.m.

I think it has to do with having “windows of opportunity” that will allow me to get enough calories, fat, and hydration during the day so that (whether I am awake or asleep at night) I am not constantly running for the bathroom. So annoying to have to do that and then come back to an “I can’t sleep” bingewatch to discover I missed “The Kiss” or “The Confrontation” or “The Reunion” or whatever the producers and scriptwriters have been draaaaaaaging out for 75 beezillion episodes.

Regarding the hot chef in Oh, My Ghostess, um . . . which one? There are a few! In K-dramas, even the not-hot characters are hot.

The two main chef characters are indeed très attractive.

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Interesting to me how they carry their resume on their backs, so to speak. Jo Jung Sook’s picture says he is after roles in which the character is, at bottom, carefree, sympathetic, down to earth, reliable, and pure-hearted. Im Joo Hwa’s picture says he is after roles in which the character is, at bottom, troubled, mysterious, hard to read, unreliable, and selfish.

Based on that, I am pretty sure know which of the two hot chefs in Oh, My Ghostess will end up with the heroine, and it’s not going to be Im Joo Hwan. Am I right? The guy who has perfect hair never seems to get the girl.

In real life, of course, these two actors are being smothered to death by fangirls.


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#105

I am Jo Jung Suk All the Way - But there is a sous chef that was SOOOO Cute

Kwak Si Yang is the sweet friend that is part of the male sous in the restaruant

PS…Ok - there is a kiss - that oh my gosh - Jo Jung Suk in the kitchen - it’s so good and he just makes this angsty - I have to have you noise - Whoosh - He had me at HELLO!

And bring the tissue and your popcorn for Oh My Ghostess it is roller coaster ride.

Im Joo Hwan is a COP - and brother-in-law


#106

Kwak Si Yang’s photo does have a tender-hearted vibe. He looks like he needs somebody to listen to his troubles. And maybe buy and share twenty bottles of soju and twelve pounds of spicy chicken paws. (No, no, honey, don’t throw up on the ahjussi’s table, go over there in the bushes . . .)

Of course the only person who would spend that kind of money on a poor sad soul would be the kitchen maknae girl with a secret crush . . . do they have one of those in Oh, My Ghostess?

Of course she would be small, thin, overworked, with hair escaping from her hair net, glasses that never sit straight on her nose, and clothes that are hand-me-downs from her unni, her imo, her halmoni . . .

Until the moment when the shy boy has to defend her from unfair accusations from someone else in the kitchen . . . and they both look at each other and BAM!

In the very next scene, they both have shiny, glossy hair, tailor-made European-style clothes, contact lenses, glossy lips . . . and they are handing wedding invitations out to their co-workers.

(I do watch too many K-dramas . . .)


#107

I agree with you about Goblin, but let me tell you about these:




#108

My love!!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


#109

I love FATED to LOVE YOU!!!
I am saving Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo for when my heart can bear it!
I have not checked out Uncontrollably Fond yet!
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My heart just might never recover!


#110

Unfortunately he is just in the FRIEND Zone! As SWEET as he is!


#111

Un drama qui m’a beaucoup émue: Move to heaven. Magnifiquement joué, il met en lumière un jeune homme atteint du syndrome d’Asperger. C’est un très beau drama à la fois drôle et terriblement touchant…à voir!


#112

Bonjour . . . bon nuit?

I am French on my mother’s side, but it is my baby sister and my niece who speak French fluently. Thus, I have engaged the services of my favorite Internet tutor, Mr. Google, to help me respond to your comment.

Un drama qui m’a beaucoup émue: Move to heaven. Magnifiquement joué, il met en lumière un jeune homme atteint du syndrome d’Asperger. C’est un très beau drama à la fois drôle et terriblement touchant…à voir!

A drama that moved me a lot: Move to heaven. Beautifully performed, it highlights a young man with Asperger’s syndrome. This is a very beautiful drama that is both funny and terribly touching … must see!

This program appears to be offered on Netflix. Is that correct?

I have several friends with developmental challenges, and I always appreciate TV programs and movies that treat such individuals with dignity and sympathy.

It sounds like a wonderful program. How did you learn about it?


#113

Fated to love you is one of my favorite shows, I can watch it again and cry again. Mostly the part when they lose gae ddong.
I wasn’t prepared for Moon Lovers, just take your time.
And I cried as crazy with Uncontrollably Fond.


#114

Bonsoir!

J’ai découvert ce très beau drama sur Netflix effectivement. Il fait parti des nouveaux films à découvrir sur la plateforme. J’ai voulu en savoir un peu plus sur ce drama et j’ai donc commencé à le regarder… et j’ai été très surprise de façon positive! Je pense même que c’est un des meilleurs dramas que j’ai vue. C’est un drama “court”: 10 épisodes. Très bien construit , on rentre vite dans l’histoire. Ge Ru- le jeune homme atteint du syndrome d’Asperger- est admirablement joué. Le personnage est très attachant: sa perception du monde, des gens est profonde, belle et juste.
En revanche, ,il faut prévoir le paquet de mouchoir! Je ne vous cache pas que j’ai quasiment pleuré du début à la fin: c’est une histoire profonde qui vous submerge par de belles émotions.


#115

I just finished move to heaven, that was so awesome, well written, almost reminded me of the other side


#116

My friend just watched this and LOVED it! I am trained to work with children with Autism I did it for my besties son. I love him! He treats me like a piece of furniture - and he always remembers me no matter how long we have been apart!


#117

Bawled my eyes out.

I heard it is SOUL crushing like people can’t get over it. Empress Ki is doing that to me!