"Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home." ― G.K. Chesterton, Brave New Family
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"Theatres are curious places, magician's trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramtic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurences on and off the stage. Murders, mayhem, politcal intrigue, lucrative business, secret assignations, and of course, dinner." ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
If you are a Korean drama buff, or just simply want to explore premium Asian content, below is a list from Viu India for you to binge on this Christmas.
Do Min-Joon is an alien who landed on earth 400 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty period. Do Min-Joon possesses a near perfect appearance and enhanced physical abilities involving his vision, hearing and speed.
He holds a cynical view towards human beings, but he falls in love with actress Cheon Song-Yi.
Today is your big moment. Moments, really. The life you have been waiting for is happening all around you. The scene unfolding right outside your window is worth more than the most beautiful painting, and the crackers and peanut butter that you are having for lunch on the coffee table are as profound, in their own way, as the Last Supper. This is it. This is life in all its glory, swirling and unfolding around us, disguised as pedantic, pedestrian non-events. But pull of the mask and you will find your life, waiting to be made, chosen, woven, crafted.
Your life, right now, today, is exploding with energy and power and detail and dimension, better than the best movie you have ever seen. You and your family and your friends and your house and your dinner table and your garage have all the makings of a life of epic proportions, a story for the ages. Because they all are. Every life is. You have stories worth telling, memories worth remembering, dreams worth working toward, a body worth feeding, a soul worth tending, and beyond that, the God of the universe dwells within you, the true culmination of super and natural. You are more than dust and bones. You are spirit and power and image of God. And you have been given Today." Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life
The theater is a communal event, like church. The playwright constructs a mass to be performed for a lot of people. She writes a prayer, which is really just the longings of one heart." ― Marsha Norman
"People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown." ― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor
The basis of drama is ... is the struggle of the hero towards a specific goal at the end of which he realizes that what kept him from it was, in the lesser drama, civilization and, in the great drama, the discovery of something that he did not set out to discover but which can be seen retrospectively as inevitable. The example Aristotle uses, of course, is Oedipus." " David Mamet
Weather forecaster, Pyo Na-ri (Gong Hyo-jin), and news anchor, Lee Hwa-shin (Jo Jung-suk), are long-time colleagues at SBC broadcasting station. Na-ri has had a crush on Hwa-shin for three years, but things change when she meets Go Jung-won (Go Kyung-pyo), a chaebol heir and close friend of Hwa-shin.
Meanwhile, Sung-sook (Lee Mi-sook) and Ja-young (Park Ji-young), who are rivals in both love and career, get entangled with Kim Rak (Lee Sung-jae), a restaurant owner and landlord of the building where Nari lives.
The show depicts the fierce competition at the broadcasting station, and the love between anchor Lee Hwa-Shin and weather forecaster Pyo Na-Ri.
Shin Suk-ho (Ji Sung) is a successful manager who works for KTOP entertainment, one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. After deciding to develop his own company, Mango Entertainment, he suddenly faces many hardships and loses everything he has, before going to prison.
Seo In Ha and Kim Yoon Hee fall in love with each other during college in the 70s, but it is ill-fated. In current day, their respective kids fall in love. Will their love for each other keep them together or will they face the same fate as their parents?
A romantic comedy about Louis (Seo In-guk), a rich heir who spends loads of money on beautiful things. One day he loses his memory and meets Bok-Shil (Nam Ji-hyun), an energetic woman from the countryside. She is at first astounded by his spending habits. In the process of teaching him to only buy bare necessities, she learns that bare necessities are not same for everyone.