Death Note: Shinigami by behindinfinity



In 2008 I stumbled onto a "Death Note" cosplay photo on deviantART.  I had no clue what Death Note was, but it really captured my interest, so I looked it up on Wikipedia and then went searching for the series.  After watching it, I was hooked, and started seeking out more Anime...

Which then led me to Manga, and to various live action adaptations, and other Japanese movies...

Which then led to South Korean and Thai movies...

Which then led to Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Thai, and South Korean dramas!

The theme songs in Death Note also sparked an interest in Japanese music, and subsequently in music from other Asian countries (Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, China, Indonesia, and Vietnam).

It's funny how one little cosplay photo opened up a whole new world of entertainment for me. :D



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I enjoy a lot of different genres and themes, but there's two that I try to avoid like the plague:

Tragedies > There's nothing I hate worse than a tragic ending, especially if the story is a romance and one (or both) of the main leads / love interests dies.  It just leaves me feeling crappy, miserable, and depressed for days, and I really don't want that in my entertainment.

Infidelity > This is a close runner-up to Tragedies.  I abhor people who cheat in real life, and I definitely don't want to watch it in my entertainment either.  The only exception to this would be if the story was in a genre other than "romance", with a revenge theme, and the cheater ultimately gets what's coming to them... preferably a slow, painful death. :)


As for my Likes... I have quite a few genres, sub-genres, and themes/tropes that I adore:

Time-Travel > This is one of my top faves.  Specifically, romances with a modern-day woman traveling back into the distant past, or a man from the distant past traveling forward to the modern-day.  South Korean time-travels set in the Joseon era (or further back) are my absolute fave!

Gender-Benders > Another one of my top faves, with girls disguised as boys (again, in the romance genre).  I don't care how many times this has been done... I hope they keep making these until the Earth implodes.  I'll never get tired of them.  Never.  :D

Gay (M/M) / Boys Love > I adore a good, romantic BL story with a happy ending!  But anything with strong themes of gay bashing/brutality, terminal diseases, and tragic endings go directly to my avoid list.  I'm sick to death of all the miserable, crappy, depressing stories in the LGBT genre.  But on the up-side, there seems to be quite a lot more positive, happy, romantic movies/dramas being made in the past few years.

more to come later...  




My Only Love Song >> my current rating: ★★★★☆ (MDL 8/10)

The Starry Night, The Starry Sea >> my current rating: ★★★★☆ (MDL 8/10)

Secret Love >> my current rating: ★★★★☆ (MDL 8/10)

  Running Man >> last-watched episode: #354




Currently Airing dramas where I've watched just a few episodes, and then put them on hold (even though they're still on my Currently Watching list) so I can marathon them once they're done:

Legend of the Blue Sea >> my current rating: ★★★★☆ (MDL 8/10)

Behind Your Smile >> my current rating: ★★★★★ (MDL 10/10)

Goblin >> my current rating: ★★★★★ (MDL 10/10)




Non-Asian shows I'm currently watching:

Carnivale [season 2] >> my current rating: ★★★★☆



I use a 5-star rating (with no half-stars), so my ratings translate to 2-4-6-8-10 here at MyDramaList.  

I also rate based on personal enjoyment, not critical deconstruction.


★☆☆☆☆ (MDL-2) 

Really awful, complete snooze-fest, couldn't even watch it because of audio problems (mainly with Chinese/Taiwanese dramas), etc.  Do not recommend.

  ★★☆☆☆ (MDL-4) 

Wasn't completely awful, but I either did not finish, or it had some elements that interested me enough that I struggled through to the end... and then regretted wasting my time.  Do not recommend.

  ★★★☆☆ (MDL-6) 

Just average.  Not bad, but not especially great or memorable either.  A decent choice if you've got nothing better to watch.

★★★★☆ (MDL-8) 

Better than average and very enjoyable, but lacking a little "something" that didn't make it a "wonderful" watch for me.  Recommended.

  ★★★★★ (MDL-10) 

Really, really wonderful!  Couldn't stop watching, marathon'd it 2-3 days (if it was a drama), and probably wanted to watch it all over again as soon as I was finished.  :P  Highly recommended!



A few of my favourite actors, who I think are wonderfully talented and exceptionally good-looking. :D


#1 Top-Fave: Oh Man Suk

I absolutely loved him in The Vineyard Man and The True Colors

I usually don't get silly and fan-girly over celebrities, but there's something about this man that just pushes all my buttons.  His acting always has me completely transfixed, and I find him incredibly attractive.  Plus, the characters he plays in The Vineyard Man and The True Colors are both the type of men I would want to marry, which makes those particular performances even more special for me.  It's just a shame Jang Taek Gi and No Chul Gi don't actually exist... I'd be all over them in a heartbeat. (To my real-life hubby... bianada). :P


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More faves, in no particular order...

Seo In Guk >> Loved him in 38 Task Force and High School King of Savvy


Ji Sung >> Loved him in Kill Me, Heal Me and Secret


Lee Jun Ki >> Loved him in Scholar Who Walks the Night and Scarlet Heart: Ryeo


Lee Seung Gi >> Loved him in Gu Family Book and You're All Surrounded


Choi Jin Hyuk >> Loved him in Gu Family Book and Emergency Couple


Wisetkaew Sukrit >> Loved him in Teacher's Diary and Dok Ruk Rim Tang




Hopefully MDL will give us a proper way to organize these one day (in the "Lists" tab), rather than having to do it on our Profile...

❤️ New lists as of June 2017



Death Games - (dramas)

Death Games - (movies)



Disability: Autistic - (movies & dramas)

Disability: Blind - (movies & dramas)

Disability: Crippled - (movies & dramas)

Disability: Deaf - (movies & dramas)

Disability: Intellectual - (movies & dramas)

Disability: Mute - (movies & dramas)

Disabilities: Misc - (movies & dramas)

Illness: Brain Tumor - (movies & dramas)

Illness: Cancer - (movies & dramas)

Illness: Dissociative Identity Disorder - (movies & dramas)

Illness: Heart Condition - (movies & dramas)

Illness: Neurodegeneration - (movies & dramas)

Illness: Schizophrenia - (movies & dramas)

Illnesses: Various - (movies & dramas)



Gangsters: Chinese Triad - (dramas)

Gangsters: Japanese Yankee - (dramas)

Gangsters: Japanese Yakuza - (dramas)

Gangsters: Korean Kkangpae - (dramas)

Gangsters: Thai Chao pho - (dramas)



Gay M/M China - (movies & dramas)

Gay M/M Hong Kong - (movies & dramas)

Gay M/M Japan - (movies & dramas)

Gay M/M South Korea - (movies & dramas)

Gay M/M Taiwan - (movies & dramas)

Gay M/M Thailand - (movies)

Gay M/M Thailand - (dramas)



Gender-Benders: Boys in Disguise - (movies & dramas)

Gender-Benders: Girls in Disguise - (movies)

Gender-Benders: Girls in Disguise - (dramas)

Gender-Benders: Male/Female Body Swap - (movies & dramas)



Incest - (movies & dramas)

Pseudo-Incest - (movies & dramas)



Interspecies Romance: China - (movies & dramas)

Interspecies Romance: Hong Kong - (movies & dramas)

Interspecies Romance: Japan - (movies & dramas)

Interspecies Romance: South Korea - (movies & dramas)

Interspecies Romance: Taiwan - (movies & dramas)

Interspecies Romance: Thailand - (movies & dramas)



Angels & Winged Species - (movies & dramas)

Gumiho / Kitsune / Hu Li Jing - (dramas)

Gumiho / Kitsune / Hu Li Jing - (movies)

Mermaids / Mermen - (movies & dramas)

Reapers / Shinigami / Jeoseung Saja - (movies & dramas)

Serpents - (movies & dramas)

Vampires - (movies)

Vampires - (dramas)

Werewolves - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Zombies - (movies & dramas)



❤️ Special Abilities: Death-related - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Dream Manipulation - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Healing - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Heightened Senses - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Invisibility - (moves & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Memory Erasure - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Mentifery - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Metal Manipulation - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Mind-Control - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Precognition - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Psychometry - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Resurrection - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Shapeshifting - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Superhuman Strength - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Telekinesis - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Telepathy - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Teleportation - (movies & dramas)

❤️ Special Abilities: Time Manipulation - (movies & dramas)



  Time-Travel: China - (dramas)

Time-Travel: China - (movies)

Time-Travel: Hong Kong - (dramas)

Time-Travel: Hong Kong - (movies)

Time-Travel: Japan - (dramas)

Time-Travel: Japan (movies)

Time-Travel: South Korea - (dramas)

Time-Travel: South Korea - (movies)

Time-Travel: Taiwan - (dramas)

Time-Travel: Taiwan - (movies)

Time-Travel: Thailand - (dramas)

Time-Travel: Thailand - (movies)



Twins - (dramas)

Twins - (movies)



Web / Mobile Dramas - (China)

Web / Mobile Dramas - (Japan)

Web / Mobile Dramas - (South Korea)

Web / Mobile Dramas - (Taiwan)

Web / Mobile Dramas - (Thailand)

Web / Mobile Dramas - Interactive CYOA



Age-Gap: Older Woman + Younger Man - (dramas)

Crossworlds Traveler - (movies & dramas)

Eccentric Male Leads - (dramas)

High-School Impostors - (movies & dramas)

Innocent Cohabitation Romance - (dramas)

Kidnapping / Abduction - (dramas)

Secret Pregnancies / Births - (movies & dramas)

U Prince Series in Chronological Order - (dramas)

While You Were Sleeping [Coma] - (movies & dramas)



My Top-10 Dramas

My AVOID List - (spoilers!)

JD's Priority List

My Priority List - (China)

My Priority List - (Japan)

My Priority List - (South Korea)

My Priority List - (Taiwan)

My Priority List - (Thailand)

My Priority List - (Web / Mobile Dramas)

My Favourite Actors - (Chinese/Taiwanese)

My Favourite Actors - (Japanese)

My Favourite Actors - (Korean)

My Favourite Actors - (Thai)



Title: Yeonin (Lovers) 연인

Artist: Gun Whee (Geon Hwi) 건휘

Drama: Lovers (Se Yeon Theme)






Asian Streaming & Download Website List

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Please note that the Full List, VirusTotal, and Neyjour links (on the first page) will only work on the downloaded document. 

Last Updated: December 16th, 2016






Original International version vs. SBS Re-edited version

Scene Differences & Download Links

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Please be aware that each timestamp has a short description of the scene in question, some of which can be considered spoilers.

* check back periodically for updated info and a new version of this document *

Last updated: November 13th, 2016

(Episodes 1 → 20)


Flag Counter added: December 8th, 2016

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