Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #23
by | July 28, 2014 | 14 Comments
And now we are mostly current on our podcasting schedule! Note that we recorded it last week, so some of our observations about what just happened in a particular show are now a bit farther back in our memories (just in case you’re wondering why we say something was a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shim Eun-kyung confirms Nodame Cantabile remake
by | July 28, 2014 | 80 Comments
FINALLY. We have a heroine! After multiple rounds of casting news and false alarms, the Korean drama remake of Nodame Cantabile — called Cantabile Romance — has secured its leading lady. The fantastically talented Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny) has at last signed on to play Nodame, opposite Joo-won (Good Doctor)... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Jung-hoon headlines remake of Japanese drama
by | July 28, 2014 | 10 Comments
There’s a Korean-Japanese co-production in the works to remake Tetsu no Hone (Bones of Steel), based on the Ikeido Jun novel of the same name. The Japanese drama aired on NHK in 2010, and the Korean remake, described as an action drama, is gearing up to start shooting this summer.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-yang offered lead in Iron Man
by | July 28, 2014 | 32 Comments
javabeans: Now that Ji Sung has escaped the clutches of Iron Man, the drama production is looking for a new lead, and has extended the offer to… Park Shin-yang (Sign, Painter of the Wind)? That’s a weird jump. girlfriday: That’s the strangest choice — maybe not Park Shin-yang alone in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Yoo-jung scores leading role in Secret Door
by | July 28, 2014 | 63 Comments
Kim Yoo-jung is already something of a budding star despite her young age (she’ll be 15 in a couple months) thanks to a long list of child roles in dramas and movies—recent projects include Gold Rainbow, May Queen, The Moon That Embraces the Sun—and now it looks like she’s moving... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episode 8
by | July 27, 2014 | 180 Comments
The fake engagement is beginning to change from a little white lie meant to help Ki-tae and Jang-mi each get something they wanted, into a monster that’s growing beyond their ability to control. Jang-mi especially starts to realize that this thing is getting out of hand when it (and her... More »


Drama Recaps
High School King of Savvy: Episode 12
by | July 27, 2014 | 226 Comments
What do you do when you’re in love with your director who’s actually a high school student whom your sister also loves? Quit your job and move house! Well, that’s the best Soo-young can come up with, though it’s pretty clear that she’s not dealing with the root of the... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Second first kiss [Trot Lovers]
by | July 27, 2014 | 13 Comments
Is it just me, or is this drama moving fast? This is the point that most shows start to lag, so I’m extremely pleased that I’m still so hooked, but I honestly don’t know what the next 6 episodes will bring since almost everything I expected has already happened. Soo-in... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: What, like you’re not vain?
by | July 26, 2014 | 93 Comments
girlfriday: I don’t know if it’s the heat wave, but I’m suddenly DESPERATE for a haircut. javabeans: It’s not the heat wave, because I am equally desperate and it’s way cooler up in these parts. I… just have a really unfortunate habit of waiting till I look like a scraggly... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three more teasers for Three Musketeers
by | July 26, 2014 | 39 Comments
javabeans: Why do tvN teasers spend so much time and money to tell us nothing about its dramas? girlfriday: I DON’T KNOW. javabeans: By now we’ve seen six, read ‘em, six whole teasers for Three Musketeers, and all I know is that there will be swords and fighting. Apparently in... More »


Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 2
by | July 26, 2014 | 114 Comments
Who ever thought that living in a house full of basket cases could be so fun? Our hero decides to take an interesting leap into another world, though it’s funny to watch just how much of his old world he has to take with him to make it feel like... More »