Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | February 25, 2017 | 76 Comments
I’m ever so slowly emerging out of my drama slump, after feeling sluggish and listless in recent weeks. But I’ve been encouraged by the crop of new shows and have started getting back into the habit of watching shows regularly for enjoyment (for a while, it felt like I was... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: February 25, 2017
by | February 25, 2017 | 74 Comments
Park Seo-joon, Kim Ji-won, Ahn Jae-hong Kim Ji-won (Descended From the Sun) will star opposite Park Seo-joon (Hwarang) in Third-Rate My Way, and has won the role over competitor Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing). I’m glad someone else chose, because I wouldn’t have been able to! Ahn Jae-hong (Answer Me 1988)... More »


Drama Recaps
Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 8
by | February 24, 2017 | 87 Comments
After the emotional roller coaster ride of the last episode, this one was all about getting Gil-dong back on track on his hero’s journey. Like father, like son—Gil-dong’s motivation to protect his siblings strongly resembles Amogae’s own when he first became the “Great Ikhwari Elder” that it makes me worry... More »


Drama Recaps
Chief Kim: Episode 9
by | February 24, 2017 | 29 Comments
The divide between Madam Jang and Chairman Park becomes more distinct this episode, as people start taking sides. With more than his well-being at stake, Sung-ryong is now responsible for his whole team, but the extra responsibility doesn’t seem to faze our hero in the slightest. In fact, it seems... More »


Drama Casting & News
Signal writer’s new drama Kingdom will be about Joseon zombie apocalypse
by | February 24, 2017 | 62 Comments
I’m very nervous, and at the same time very intrigued by this recent announcement: More details on Signal writer Kim Eun-hee’s (Sign, Ghost, Three Days) new project Kingdom have been released, and reports are saying that it’s going to be a zombie sageuk set in Joseon. Cue exploding brains of... More »


Drama Recaps
Introverted Boss: Episode 10
by | February 24, 2017 | 42 Comments
Hwan-ki finds himself at a crossroads where the need to protect the ones he loves makes him face the best and worst parts of himself. As Woo-il’s well-oiled survival instincts kick in, simmering rivalries in Brain surface again. Now, Hwan-ki has to weigh his fear of attention against his need... More »


Drama Recaps
Missing 9: Episode 12
by | February 24, 2017 | 24 Comments
The search is on for So-hee’s phone, which could contain the evidence that will bring justice to both the innocent and the guilty. Everyone wants the phone for their own reasons, causing them to go to great lengths to discover its secrets. It’s not easy for Joon-oh to keep his... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #488
by | February 24, 2017 | 427 Comments
Happy Friday everyone! Here is your Open Thread, which is here for you to chat about anything you want, whether it be drama-related or not. Nothing’s off-topic here! Spoilers may be rife, so proceed accordingly.... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramabeans Pub Trivia: Test your K-drama trivia knowledge!
by | February 24, 2017 | 100 Comments
If you’ve read our 10-year anniversary posts, you’ll know that we kicked off our first-ever round of Dramabeans Pub Trivia at our recent birthday party. It was a blast to plan and to play, and although we spent a lot of time planning the event down to a tee, naturally... More »


Drama Recaps
Defendant: Episode 10
by | February 23, 2017 | 31 Comments
If you thought you were at the edge of your seat before, this episode will have you literally hanging on for dear life as all the players on the board begin to move into position for the next battle in this ongoing war. Loyalties that have been shifting for a... More »