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Movie: Wedding Season

Pressured by their immigrant parents to find spouses, two Indian-Americans pretend to date in order to survive a summer of weddings but find themselves falling for each other as they struggle to balance who they are with who their parents want them to be. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Aug 7, 2022 - 5 comments

Reply 1988: (aka Answer Me 1988) Eungdabhara 1988  Season 1, Ep 0

Reply 1988 centers on the lives of five families living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. No cell phones, just one TV in the main living area, and absurdly large family meals (frequently shared with the whole neighborhood). As with Hospital Playlist, Prison Playbook, and the rest of the Reply series, shows from this writer & director pair are about relationships; in Reply 1988 the relationships are between the childhood friends as they slowly mature, between parents & children, and across all the adults. It’s a slice of life drama, with a lot of comedy, romance, culture, and history mixed in. 20 episodes, most over 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Jun 21, 2022 - 1 comment

Our Blues: Our Blues  Season 1, Ep 0

Romance is sweet and bitter — and life riddled with ups and downs — in multiple stories about people who live and work on bustling Jeju Island. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 13, 2022 - 2 comments

Book: Bellwether

Dr. Sandra Foster studies fads for a company in Boulder, Colorado. Her employer, Hi-Tek, wants to know how to predict trends in order to create one. Unlikely circumstances lead Foster to meet O’Reilly, a shy chaos theorist who may hold the key to her research. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on May 28, 2022 - 10 comments

Twenty Five Twenty One: Twenty Five Twenty One  Season 1, Ep 0

In a time when dreams seem out of reach, a teen fencer pursues big ambitions and meets a hardworking young man who seeks to rebuild his life. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 3, 2022 - 6 comments

Thirty Nine: Thirty-Nine  Season 1, Ep 0

Leaning on each other through thick and thin, a trio of best friends stand together as they experience life, love and loss on the brink of turning 40. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 1, 2022 - 3 comments

Book: Anatomy: A Love Story

A YA love story set in 19th-century Scotland, where a willful female surgeon in training and a resurrection man (who sells bodies for a living) uncover buried secrets together. [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Feb 19, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Adoration

Paul is a 12 years old boy who likes to roam the forest and observe nature. One day Gloria, a schizophrenic teenage, arrives. Paul falls in love immediately. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Feb 12, 2022 - 2 comments

Book: Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach

"Devi Morris isn't your average mercenary. She has plans. Big. And a ton of ambition. It's a combination that's going to get her killed one day - but not just yet." Science Fiction, Book 1 in the "Paradox" series. [more inside]
posted by Zumbador on Feb 5, 2022 - 5 comments

Our Beloved Summer: Our Beloved Summer  Season 1, Ep 0

Years after filming a viral documentary in high school, two bickering ex-lovers get pulled back in front of the camera — and into each other's lives. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 1, 2022 - 6 comments

Hotel Del Luna: Hotel del Luna (Full Season)  Season 1, Ep 0

When he's invited to manage a hotel for dead souls, an elite hotelier gets to know the establishment's ancient owner and her strange world. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 18, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Love Hard

An LA girl, unlucky in love, falls for an East Coast guy on a dating app and decides to surprise him for the holidays, only to discover that she's been catfished. This lighthearted romantic comedy chronicles her attempt to reel in love. Stars Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, Harry Shum, Darren Barnet.
posted by rednikki on Dec 20, 2021 - 13 comments

The King's Affection: The King's Affection (all episodes)  Season 1, Ep 0

When the crown prince is killed, his twin sister assumes the throne while trying to keep her identity and affection for her first love a royal secret. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 15, 2021 - 7 comments

Movie: Single All the Way

Desperate to avoid his family's judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to join him for the holidays and pretend that they're now in a relationship. (Netflix)
posted by Literaryhero on Dec 3, 2021 - 5 comments

Book: Carry On

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here--it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.
posted by Literaryhero on Nov 2, 2021 - 10 comments

Gaetmaeul Chachacha: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha  Season 1, Ep 0

A big-city dentist opens up a practice in a close-knit seaside village, home to a charming jack-of-all-trades who is her polar opposite in every way. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 18, 2021 - 7 comments

Eung-dab-ha-ra 1997: Reply 1997 (aka Answer Me 1997)  Season 1, Ep 0

Set in the 1990's, the drama centers around a female high school student Shi Won, who idolizes boyband H.O.T and her 5 high school friends in Busan. The timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high schoolers in 1997 and their present as 33-year-olds at their high school reunion dinner in 2012, where one couple will announce that they're getting married. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 27, 2021 - 2 comments

Movie: He's All That

A gender-reversed remake of "She's All That" (1999) by the same screenwriter and the director of Mean Girls. Some of the original actors have roles.
posted by zeek321 on Aug 28, 2021 - 2 comments

Neoneun Naeui Bom: You Are My Spring  Season 1, Ep 0

A hotel concierge and a psychiatrist with traumatic childhoods form a heartfelt bond when they become entangled in a perplexing local murder case. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 26, 2021 - 1 comment

Algoissjiman: Nevertheless  Season 1, Ep 0

The intoxicating charm of a flirtatious art school classmate pulls a reluctant love cynic into a friends-with-benefits relationship. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 22, 2021 - 3 comments

Movie: Muriel's Wedding

A young, backward, unemployed, and ABBA-obsessed Australian woman steals money from her parents to finance a vacation and makes a new friend, kickstarting a tumultuous chain of life-changing events. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jul 3, 2021 - 11 comments

Run On: Run On  Season 1, Ep 0

Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 20, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: Sylvie's Love

A woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Dec 29, 2020 - 5 comments

Bridgerton: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. (Netflix, Shonda Rhimes-produced adaptation of Julia Quinn's "The Duke and I") [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 26, 2020 - 99 comments

Bridgerton: Diamond of the First Water  Season 1, Ep 1

Daphne debuts on London's marriage market as a new gossip sheet sets high society atwitter and Simon, the eligible Duke of Hastings, returns to town. (Netflix, Shondaland adaptation of Julia Quinn book series) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 25, 2020 - 19 comments

Strongest Deliveryman: Strongest Deliveryman (Choigangbaedalkkun) - Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

Two gutsy food delivery workers strive to overcome their socioeconomic disadvantages to achieve big goals -- and bump into love along the way. (Netflix, KBS2 Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 11, 2020 - 4 comments

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol  Season 1, Ep 0

A riches-to-rags pianist who loses everything but her smile is guided by twinkling little stars to a small town where she finds hope, home and love. (Netflix, KBS2 Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 27, 2020 - 1 comment

Emily in Paris: Full season  Season 1, Ep 0

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things. [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Oct 13, 2020 - 6 comments

Chicago Typewriter: Chicago Typewriter (Sikago Tajagi)  Season 1, Ep 0

A veterinarian and two writers have a mysterious connection to Korean independence fighters from the Japanese colonial period. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 13, 2020 - 5 comments

Was It Love: Was It Love?  Season 1, Ep 0

When four very different men appear in her life, a single mother who hasn't dated in years begins to rediscover love — and herself. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 2, 2020 - 1 comment

Romance Is a Bonus Book: Romaenseuneun Byulchaekboorok  Season 1, Ep 0

A gifted writer who's the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 31, 2020 - 3 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Dauphin  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 10

Wesley is bitten by the love bug. Well, less of a bug, and more of a bioluminescent…pink sasquatch…thing. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 3, 2020 - 11 comments

Another Miss Oh: Oh Hae-Young Again (Ddo Oh Hae Yeong)  Season 1, Ep 0

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) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 28, 2020 - 8 comments

Movie: WALL-E

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 17, 2020 - 13 comments

FanFare Book Club?

I just went through the book posts for the last three months. There's lots of books I'm considering reading, and one book I read a while ago but don't remember well enough to do deep insightful commentary. In order to get more synchronicity on this, does anyone want to start a book club? Or even a couple in different genres? I would love a romance, science fiction, fantasy and/or nonfiction book club.
posted by rednikki on Jun 9, 2020 - 3 comments

Because This Is My First Life: Ibeon Saengeun Cheoeumira, aka Because This Life Is Our First  Season 1, Ep 0

Two housemates get married for convenience, but discover nothing is simple when it comes to demanding in-laws, or facing their growing bond. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 13, 2020 - 3 comments

Dispatches from Elsewhere: The Creator  Season 1, Ep 9

Simone, Peter and Janice explore new interests, while Fredwynn finds it hard to let go. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 24, 2020 - 2 comments

Deserving of the Name: aka Live Up To Your Name, aka Myeongbulheojeon, Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Pushed together by twists of time, a Joseon doctor and a cardiac surgeon overcome their 400-year divide as they learn and heal through each other. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 2, 2020 - 2 comments

Book: Red, White & Royal Blue

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
posted by dinty_moore on Feb 24, 2020 - 6 comments

Movie: The Fare

World-weary taxi driver Harris finds himself engaged in the only kind of courtship he can have with his passenger Penny -- one that lasts as long as her trip... until she disappears from the back seat without a trace. When he resets his meter, he is instantaneously transported back to the moment when she climbed into his cab. As he and Penny find themselves trapped in an endless nighttime cab ride, secrets will be revealed, truths will come to light, and Harris' entire life will be changed forever. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 22, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Feb 10, 2020 - 23 comments

Book: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.
posted by dinty_moore on Dec 28, 2019 - 4 comments

Virgin River: Virgin River season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what -- and who -- she finds. (Netflix, Robyn Carr book series adaptation) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 13, 2019 - 10 comments

Book: Evvie Drake Starts Over

From MeFi’s own Linda_Holmes comes a heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game.
posted by Etrigan on Aug 10, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Our Shining Days 《閃光少女》

A youth inspirational film, about how a group of high school students try to revive Chinese orchestra ensemble. They face many challenges along the way to compete nationally, including a rivalry with the more popular Western orchestra club. [more inside]
posted by Hal Mumkin on Jul 27, 2019 - 1 comment

Book: The Lost Book of the Grail

In The Lost Book of the Grail, author Charlie Lovett weaves together elements of romance, historical fiction, and mystery into an engrossing novel that is hard to put down. The book chapters alternate between two settings:
  • Historical fiction set in a Christian monastery charged with hiding a Grail related artifact from first Viking hordes, and later the British monarchy stamping out undesirable religions.
  • A modern day setting of a university professor and Grail enthusiast chasing down clues to the location of the Holy Grail, which he believes is somewhere in the small British university town where he teaches.
Throughout the story, the author weaves together a debate on the nature of faith versus science, a deep and abiding love of old books, romance, and an old-fashioned mystery yarn and brings it all together into a satisfying conclusion.
posted by COD on Dec 21, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Days of Heaven

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire - Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.
posted by Literaryhero on Sep 25, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Miss Congeniality

An F.B.I. agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a known terrorist from bombing the event. There's a lot of falling down in high heels. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Sep 20, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Roman Holiday

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 15, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: West Side Story

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 29, 2018 - 6 comments

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