Another Miss Oh: Oh Hae-Young Again (Ddo Oh Hae Yeong)
July 28, 2020 3:53 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

A sound director who suddenly starts getting visions of someone else's future gets mired in the lives of two women, who happen to share the same name. (tvN Korea, Netflix)
posted by oh yeah! (8 comments total)
I'd seen this 2016 show mentioned positively a few times over on Dramabeans, and after watching the first episode of writer Park Hae Young's more recent show on Netflix (My Mister, aka My Ajusshi) and finding it a bit too grim for me that day decided to make this one the next binge instead.

Really enjoyed this one. I especially loved Hae-Young #1's parents - I'm watching two other shows right now where Kim Mi-Kyung plays a mom ("It's Okay Not To Be Okay," and "Was It Love?"), but this was a great showcase for her.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:06 PM on July 28, 2020

I have nothing really relevant to add since I've still not watched this drama, but here's a random "fun" fact: I was originally assigned to recap this show, but because I was lobbying hard for The Good Wife which would air later that summer, I got switched to Dear My Friends instead for ease of scheduling, which (as mentioned in the DMF post) is maybe one of the best shows I've had the pleasure of recapping! So now I'm weirdly sentimental about this drama that I've never actually seen.
posted by paisley sheep at 11:17 AM on July 30, 2020

I hope you do get around to seeing it someday; the dynamic between Hae-Young #1 and her parents, and between the mother & father as spouses was one of my favorite kdrama families so far.

If you do watch it on Netflix, they seem to have had some music clearance problems though -- there are a couple of scenes in bars/restaurants where the characters are shouting to be heard over the music in the venue, but I guess they couldn't clear whatever song used for broadcast, so, they took it out but didn't substitute anything else, so the characters seemed to be just randomly shouting at each other, until it was clear from the dialogue/context that there was supposed to have been music. And at one point lead character Do-Kyung makes a recording of himself singing a song, but you just see his lips moving while something instrumental plays. I thought maybe it was some kind of style choice, but then in a later scene where Hae-Young is meant to be listening to the recording, it's still not audible. It was a little annoying -- since Eric Mun is a singer, it was probably a pretty scene, so, if you can get it somewhere besides Netflix it might be worth it.
posted by oh yeah! at 10:33 AM on August 3, 2020

if you can get it somewhere besides Netflix it might be worth it.

Available in my country (and therefore probably in the US) on Viki, which has a huge kdrama selection plus the advantage of not requiring an account for most shows.
posted by trig at 1:46 AM on August 4, 2020

I don't know why I assumed Viki was a paid-subscription-only site rather than an ad-supported site. Oh dear. I'm always going to prefer Netflix for convenience, but this does mean that some of the shows on my hope-to-watch list (like 'Hotel del Luna') move to maybe-next instead of maybe-someday.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:30 AM on August 4, 2020

I haven't used Viki in years (last I remember was when Dramafever was still thing) and they were free then, but I do know they have various "tiers" now, so while some shows are free, there may be some dramas behind paywalls. Probably anything that is on Kocowa is behind a paywall, since I know that's also a subscription site.

I personally used to find the translation on Viki better than other more generic sources (like Dramafever, and now, Netflix), but there's also the issue of the "unpaid labor" aspect since Viki's subs are fan-created, but that's a rabbit hole for another day.

Anyway, I usually find other, ah, sources, out of a habit from years and years of downloading shows since there weren't reliable ways to find them except for maybe MySoju. But be a legal person so that more places will buy the licensing rights to dramas so more people can watch them!
posted by paisley sheep at 11:44 AM on August 4, 2020

Yeah, they do have tiers and a few great shows are paywalled. Most aren't, though (and sometimes shows that were previously paywalled become available for free).

They have an optional thing in their player where you can see other viewers' comments scroll by as you watch (and add your own comments). I turned it off, but I know some people like it for the added context and clarifications.

paisley sheep, if you happen to know of other, erm, sources for japanese dramas... I wouldn't mind hearing about it
posted by trig at 12:12 PM on August 4, 2020

Oh man, it's so hard to get Japanese dramas these days. SO HARD. It frustrates me because I actually like a lot of them more than kdramas, but Japan is just so... closed... when it comes to pop culture accessibility.

Once the dramawiki forums closed (after mysoju closed), I kinda just... gave up on Japanese dramas. There are a couple of questionable streaming sites that pirate shows and subs from other sources, and you'd want to have your ad-blocker/virus-blocker on high alert if you use them. I think most doramas are like kdramas were back in the day, with one subber keeping a catalog.

I'll DM you the site I use, though.
posted by paisley sheep at 12:35 PM on August 4, 2020

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