Drama Casting & News
Kim So-hyun to make special appearance in While You Were Sleeping
by | February 27, 2017 | 34 Comments
The cast for writer Park Hye-ryun’s new fantasy legal drama While You Were Sleeping already seems like a reunion tour from her past shows, with Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio, I Hear Your Voice), Suzy (Dream High), and Shin Jae-ha (Page Turner, Pinocchio) signed on, but now it really feels complete with... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Tomorrow With You: Episode 8
by | February 26, 2017 | 106 Comments
Love, love, love. One thing I enjoy most about this show is its use of poignant character moments which make me believe that love is the most complicated and wonderful emotion a human can share with others in this world. Seeing our couple so happy puts a smile on my... More »

Beans of Wisdom: Now with better titles!
by | February 26, 2017 | 9 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… While in “Tomorrow With You: Episode 5,” Jamie shares in comment #22: I watched a youtube video of Shin Min Ah and Lee Je Hoon promoting this drama and was quite confused to see them talking about it as if it were a romantic... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Feb. 20-26, 2017
by | February 26, 2017 | 157 Comments
Defendant hasn’t managed to beat the record it already set for itself, but it stuck firmly to that very impressive 22.2% this week, which should still count as a win. That meant that Hwarang was left to finish its run at an okay 7.9%, while Rebel: Thief Who Stole the... More »

Drama Recaps
Tomorrow With You: Episode 7
by | February 25, 2017 | 81 Comments
Every worry that So-joon has about the future will come into question this hour when the crossed wires in his marriage keep him grounded in the present. Keeping him focused on today won’t be easy when he’s used to anticipating what might happen tomorrow. But even time travelers like So-joon... More »

Drama Recaps
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon: Episode 1
by | February 25, 2017 | 182 Comments
JTBC’s new Friday-Saturday drama Strong Woman Do Bong-soon premiered this week, and it seems that many people wanted to see Park Bo-young take on bad guys and deliver justice, because it achieved an impressive 3.8% viewership for its first episode. The episode does run slightly long, but I enjoyed every... More »

Drama Recaps
Chief Kim: Episode 10
by | February 25, 2017 | 49 Comments
It’s another hope-filled hour as Business Operations stays strong against setback after setback. With such a dependable, motivated team at your back, it seems like anything can be accomplished – until Yul strolls in with that manic, unrelenting grin on his face, of course. Hopefully, their teamwork can withstand the... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | February 25, 2017 | 137 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 | 92 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 | 110 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 »