Drama Casting & News
Hwang Woo-seul-hye joins Ruler as Yoo Seung-ho’s helper
by | January 23, 2017 | 1 Comment
I really liked Hwang Woo-seul-hye in her recent projects—as the funny self-involved friend who took passive-aggressiveness to new heights in Drinking Solo, and as the warm eldest sister in the weekend family drama Feel-Good Day—so I’m happy to see that she’s lined up a role in a high-profile project. She’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hidden backs and handholds for Man to Man
by | January 23, 2017 | 22 Comments
In keeping with the feel this show has been promoting all along, the latest teaser posters for JTBC’s Man to Man are snazzy and stylish, with the main characters—Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap), Park Sung-woong (Remember–Son’s War), and Kim Min-jung (Gap-dong)—looking cool and confident. Each character is pictured from... More »

Drama Casting & News
Goblin writer Kim Eun-sook discusses her next project
by | January 23, 2017 | 136 Comments
It’s only been a day since her last drama ended, but star writer Kim Eun-sook is already being asked about her next project. I guess there’s no rest when you’re in demand. Kim penned two hit dramas in 2016-17—KBS’s Descended From the Sun and tvN’s The Lonely Shining Goblin—and had... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won offered lead in tvN’s Bride of the Water God 2017
by | January 22, 2017 | 126 Comments
Time to cross your fingers and send up your collective fan prayers, because Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black) has been offered the lead role in buzz project Bride of the Water God 2017, which will be written by Misaeng and Arang and the Magistrate writer Jung Yoon-jung and directed by... More »

Beans of Wisdom: Death and abandoned cakes
by | January 22, 2017 | 69 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… Ally writes in a thread on physical beauty in “The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 13” comment #77.1.1: I have a young daughter and try my very best to put out examples of people who are confident in how they look and act, which brings... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 16-22, 2016
by | January 22, 2017 | 96 Comments
We got some new premieres this week, but it’s only the beginning of the glut of dramas that’ll soon be upon us. Among them was the quirky Introverted Boss over on tvN, which pulled in relatively low numbers for the network—but it also airs an hour later than its competition,... More »

Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 16 (Final)
by | January 21, 2017 | 659 Comments
Is it ever really goodbye if your hero is an immortal goblin? I guess that’s what we’re all here to find out. Hold onto your vulgar hats everyone, because there may be some unexpected bumps on the road to happily ever after. Goblin went out with a bang for tvN,... More »

Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 15
by | January 21, 2017 | 170 Comments
Just when I thought there couldn’t be any more we could learn, today’s penultimate episode of Goblin teaches us that there’s always more than what meets the eye. Some truths may never change, but there are so many other things in this world that could potentially tip the scales one... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | January 21, 2017 | 103 Comments
It’s just the beginning of all the new drama premieres in the new year, and already I’m wondering how I’ll keep up with watching all of them. I think I may need a chart. Tell us what new shows you’ve picked up and what’s worth a watch right this second,... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 21, 2017
by | January 21, 2017 | 48 Comments
Kim Tae-hee, Rain Them babies are gonna be beautiful: Congratulations to Rain and Kim Tae-hee, who first divulged to fans on January 17 that they were engaged, then made it official two days later by tying the knot in a small ceremony that included family and close friends (Kim’s BFF... More »