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Action replays
A sequence where the same action is repeated, usually by a different character. This may not advance the drama much in the direction of the plot, but done right is a pleasing conceit. Repeated actions can serve to tie the multiple episodes together, to remind the viewers of previous episodes.

(I don't know from just watching a TV drama whether a particular element was written by the writers, was adlibbed by an actor, or was directed by director. A repeated action could be more a directorial ornamentation than a scripted element of the drama.)
Year Title Instances
2005 Sassy Girl Chun-hyang Episode 1: Hero and heroine both get chased in their opening scenes
Hero and heroine take each other's phones
Episode 8-10: Mong Ryong does a lot of running around, Choon Hyang runs to bus station
Episode 16: Mong Ryong getting called back
2005 My Girl  
2006 Couple or Trouble Episode 1 2: Chul Soo catching Anna
Episode 2 3: Dropping ring on boat to hanging on rails
Episode 4: Stealing drinks from shop
Episode 5: Running away from plumbers shop
Episode 7: Consulting re memory recovery
Episode 16: Princess cat runs away from car
2008 Hong Gil Dong  
2009 You're Beautiful  
2010 My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox  
2011 The Greatest Love  
2012 Big  
2013 The Master's Sun  
2015 Warm and Cozy Episode 4-5: Ji Won runs away from coffee spill etc
Episode 9: Rock being tossed into pool