Dramabeans Podcast #8
by | November 23, 2011 | 109 Comments

Podcast #8

Running time: 58:23

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In which we talk about:

  • Poseidon (3:40),
  • High Kick 3 and the state of comedy (5:50),
  • Girl K (13:00),
  • Can’t Lose (14:55),
  • Scent of a Woman and dramatic “stickiness” (18:45),
  • Vampire Prosecutor (25:18),
  • Thousand Day Promise (27:40),
  • Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (38:15)
  • and the longest sign-off ever (48:38).

Songs Used in Podcast (In order of use)

Deb – “Theme”
Scent of a Woman OST – “Blue Bird”
Vampire Prosecutor OST – “사랑에 미쳐본다”
Thousand Day Promise OST – “여기가 아파”
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop OST – “Happy”
Lee Seung-gi – “Tonight”


109 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. soysauce

    Thanks guys!!! 😀

  2. kandy

    yay! 🙂 Thank you

  3. cherkell

    Awesomeness with a side of Awesomesauce!!! You guys haven’t done one of these in ages — it’s a Thanksgiving Miracle!! I’ll give it a listen as soon as I can break away from work!!! 🙂

  4. luv_KimRaeWon

    ohh a podcast after a long time,thnx gals.. off to listen..cant wait to listen to ur discussions on FBRS and SOAW..happy thanksgiving to all btw..

  5. blokkoms

    I’ve been waiting for this forever! Thanks so much, just made my day ^^

    • 5.1 Dorotka

      Same here! Thanks a lot!!!

  6. Cynthia

    Woot!! Podcast is the best Thanksgiving Day present, EVER!!
    Thanks – I’ll go listen now (crossing fingers, hoping you were both drunk!).

  7. Steamy Bun

    Yay, a podcast! Happy Thanksgiving!

    I’m enjoying FBRS but still don’t get the Coffee Prince comparisons. Is it because it centers around an eatery of some sort? Or is it the cast of pretty boys? I never felt in CP that there was any manipulation of the pretty boy factor to get viewers or build a plot around — not that there is in this either, but by now the “flower boy” factor (BOF, You’re Beautiful, FBRS, etc) is starting to feel overplayed to me. In Coffee Prince even the supporting characters’ stories held up so well that, for me at least, they didn’t need the pretty factor. I don’t know. I’m still seeing Flower Boy as mostly fluff — but very enjoyable fluff!

    • 7.1 diorama

      I was thinking the same thing, but then again I watched Coffee Prince with zero knowledge of its promos. I agree that it was way more than just a show about pretty boys, but maybe that was how it was marketed? In any case, I am so glad FBRS shows some intelligence and deeper insights instead of just being pretty. Pretty plus brains and heart beats just pretty any day.

  8. azuretash

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! You just made my week!!!

  9. SweetiePie54

    YAY for a new podcast! I was wondering the other day when you guys were going to do another podcast. Now I have something to entertain me as I drive out of town for the holiday! 🙂

  10. 10 Fiercediva

    Thank you for an entertaining and hilarious podcast as always! A couple suggestions for your anniversary giveaway: maybe a YesAsia.com gift certificate so someone can pick their own DVD set/kpop CD/toy or a premium membership for DramaFever to watch subbed episodes without ads? FYI the $200 Kindle Fire does relate to you guys because it comes with Netflix and Hulu apps preloaded – both of whom have amped up their kdrama offerings of late — and the ability to handle flash video in general. I watch kdramas on my ipad and android tablets more than I do on my laptop (except for FBRS, which I’m initially watching live on the East Coast every Monday & Tuesday morning).

    • 10.1 AnitaLotti

      I would suggest a gift that will work inside and outside the US – I know that makes it harder to choose.

      Thanks for the Podcast – love it as always.

  11. 11 dancetrina


    • 11.1 loveyoumomo

      secret garden tracksuit would be an amazing giveaway!!!!

  12. 12 Natalie

    Thank you! Glad your enjoying FBRS 😀
    And I hope you continue to watch Me too, Flower! cause it’s really cute!

  13. 13 will work for soju

    Oska socks!

    • 13.1 MJP

      I’ll take Oksa, you can have the socks.

    • 13.2 AnitaLotti

      Already got them – and they don’t even fit as they are obviously made for dainty Asian Feet only…

  14. 14 mandelbrotr

    Give away: City Hunter DVD set (is it out yet?), Biscuit Teacher Star Candy DVD set. Slightly used HD is fantastic idea.

    • 14.1 xine

      City Hunter DVD is out – I have a set

  15. 15 Ringo

    You guys should set up a iTunes podcast so that we can get it updated automatically ^_^

    • 15.1 moll

      Yes please! Agree 100%!

  16. 16 semigemi

    I love listening to your podcasts since it makes me think of the convos my friends and I have sometimes lol.
    I totally agree with you on the stickiness of dramas because now that I’ve really thought about it, I can’t honestly remember the plots from a lot of the ones I watched this year.

    Also, the nerd in me thinks a Kindle would be a cool giveaway item tbh.

  17. 17 mirabeau

    I TOTALLY want the Ipod with the Javabeans playlist !!! Hahaha

    And thank you SO MUCH for planning to write about The Princess’ Man. Been hoping for it for ages 🙂

  18. 18 soxxy15

    Yay, a Javabeans and Girlfriday PODCAST!

  19. 19 bluelime

    thanks for the podcast!! =)

    i love your podcasts!! <3

  20. 20 come2noona

    Yay! Thanks so much!!

  21. 21 Jas

    I haven’t even listened yet but I’m excited :)))

  22. 22 Dalena

    Yeah because we like books and shit. xD

  23. 23 x0mi07

    I really really really love your podcasts!^^ Thanks so much for posting this! Been waiting for it. You girls were awesome as usual.=3

    As for the giveaways….
    2011 drama trinket: The City Hunter bullet necklace (the ones used during the filming of the drama)?!=D
    Books: Paulo Coelho’s O Aleph in hardback?!
    Others: A VIA membership to WITH2?^^ or gift certificates or dvd sets.

    …. I don’t really care for the City Hunter necklace though. I much prefer the Key Necklace from Man of Honor. *but that’s cuz I’m easily mesmerized by the pretty.*

    Hmmmm… happy holidays to everyone else!^^ And congratz dramabeans (JB &GF) on your 5th anniversary. Thanks again for this site. I don’t think I could live without it. Keep rocking!

  24. 24 Starlightz16

    yay podcast! but what happened to the protect the boss talk?.. 🙁

    • 24.1 tari anantatoer

      LOL I don’t know why I laugh but I did. I think PTB is going to be City Hall 2.0 in this site. Give it up guys… 😀

      @ JB & GF: Thanks for the podcast. You guys make my day everyday.

      • 24.1.1 Carrie

        “I think PTB” is going to be City Hall 2.0″.

        What do you mean by that? Is it implied that they (JB/GF) have a great dislike for those dramas or something?

        I so wish PTB had been recapped by the awesome Javabean/Girlfriday. That show was BOSS. I think it was also one of the most highly rated show this year as well.

        Funny, Kim Tak Gu, which was also one of the most watched drama ever, was also missing from JB/GF list.

        That drama was such a roller-coaster ride for me; it would have been so lovely to hear their thoughts on it as well as having the chance to discuss with others on it.

        I wonder if they will ever give either of the two shows a shot, if so, I will be first in line! 😉

        • tari anantatoer

          I don’t think that she doesn’t like it but simply didn’t watch it. I’ve learned that many asked JB about City Hall. And when I found this wonderful kdrama heaven a year back, I read Samsooki recap because that’s my favorite drama. As a newbie here I curious why JB didn’t rate it, dying to know JB’s opinion. And I stumbled upon this post and make my peace about it..hehe..


          @ JB: Speaking of DB rating I see PM on the rating list, hmm but no PTB, you guys actually didn’t see it? Okay..shut it..I know ^^

  25. 25 Jas

    OMG I can’t wait for giveaways!! DVDs sounds awesome but they might be expensive…but any drama related things would be good. Maybe you could do one large giveaway and some other smaller giveaways so that more people can win 🙂

  26. 26 suppiechan369

    yea Bullet Necklace from City Hunter!! 🙂

  27. 27 lilypunk

    ugh i love you girls. I HAVE A QUESTION: before girlfriday became a regular did she visit/read dramabeans, did she have input into the site? what was your interaction with it beforehand?

    i love the idea of a dramabeans ipod, especially with like dramabeans engraved on the back or whatever, they do that free right? dvd voucher or something would be awesome, and i like the idea of premium memberships to WITHS2; dramafever wouldn’t work if it was a non-US member who won. y’all are ace, though. :3

  28. 28 AuntieMame

    What I want?

    I’d settle for a download link to all the songs you use in your podcast.

    Instead of one prize, perhaps, there should be lots of Dramabeans calendars, designed by Dramabeans. Just like the idol group calendars. Pictures will be drama scenes and quotes selected by Dramabeans.

    • 28.1 dramafan

      i like your idea

    • 28.2 AnitaLotti

      Yes, a gift that many can share would be awesome.

      • 28.2.1 AnitaLotti

        Though I sincerely doubt that Javabeans and Girlfriday will go for the autograph idea.

  29. 29 notoriousnoona

    Thanks for taking time to do a podcast (as usual). Love listening to you guys. And I totally agree with the majority of your assessments (at least of dramas that I actually watched); especially FBRS! It’s crazy but wonderful. Lee Ki Woo has my heart entirely but Jung Il Woo’s Cha Chi Soo makes the drama!
    The “stickiness” segment was great. I’d love a post on it. I find that I have more negative “sticky” than positive but there’s plenty of positive too.

    Thanks again guys. One of my favs. And Happy Whatever to you too 😉

  30. 30 watchingvsreading

    OoOo, podcast! Excited! I think it’s the first time I didn’t watch any of the dramas you talked about. I still want to hear your reviews and thoughts about them.

    btw, on Related Posts, “Dramabeans Podcast #7, Part 3,” is incorrectly linked. There’s just a small typo of an extra “h.”


    I’m sure people can figure out to delete the extra “h” in the beginning of the link but I wanted to (hopefully) help out. =)

  31. 31 coconutjuice

    Hmmm…how about some actors for the giveaway? 😉

    • 31.1 Aprilgirl

      If only that could be possible… arg…

  32. 32 nonski

    YAYness! so happy to be hearing another podcast from you girls! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    on to listening… 🙂

  33. 33 Jasmine Samimi

    Did you guys say that you will write something about Princess’ Man? OMG I can’t wait…that drama is my all-time favorite drama, and I thought you guys didn’t watch it. Oooo I can’t wait now.

  34. 34 Carinne

    Giveaway suggestion:

    ~ iPod… sounds nice but I honestly don’t like the fact it still doesn’t have flash media built-in nor in its big brother iPad. (I gave my iPad to my niece, and decide to get myself a Samsung Galaxy Note.)

    ~ Lenovo A1 tablet… sounds sweeter than a Kindle Fire and matching price at Best Buy.

    ~ The object of my affection has always been all the hair accessories made in Korea seen so often in Kdramaland. An assortments was always in my wish list.

    And drama “stickiness” is such a wonderful find. Nice!

  35. 35 TiaC

    Why so awesome JB and GF?!

    Thanks for the podcast! Totally made my day.

    If you’re looking for 2011’s Pig-Rabbit, may I make a case for Pororo? He has gotten major play of the non-dirty variety in some of my favorite dramas this year – Best Love, City Hunter, and Flower Boy Ramyun Shop.

    PS- to JB, GF, and every other awesome person here, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays, and Happy Festivus for the rest of us!

    • 35.1 Carinne

      LOL~ which kind? The Pororo blanket from FBRS or Pororo lit-up mic from BL??

      • 35.1.1 Aprilgirl

        Maybe the both, that’s a fun idea. Pororo giveaway !

        • qldgal


    • 35.2 sosoxrah

      How about a Flower Boy Ramyun Shop T-shirt?? Or a drama DVD set (City Hunter, perhaps?) ^_____^

  36. 36 Diya

    Thanks you guys, and happy thanksgiving from Canada~

    I love the external hard drive idea with all the drama you have watched over the five years. (gonna need a huge hard drive :P)
    Some one suggested a yessstyle gift certificate, I like that also cause it is sorta related in a very far fetched way, (yesstyle and Korea drama’s come from the same neighborhood).

  37. 37 jchaerin

    about time! downloading right now…can’t wait…thanks girls!

  38. 38 hmm

    Speaking on comedies… TvN is going to air premiere Saturday Night Live Korea.

  39. 39 p3rk3le

    excited about your thoughts on Princess’s man. waiting for that then~ are you watching Ojakgyo Brothers, though?

  40. 40 trixicopper

    And a very Happy Whatever to the both of you too! 🙂

    A contest for the giveaway would be awesome. How about a game of “Can You Name Those Abs”. Just a thought. 🙂

  41. 41 Carrie

    Lovin’ these podcasts. They’re hilarious!

    As it is unknown when the next podcast will be done, Happy “whatevers” to you too as well, Javabeans and Girlfriday! 😉

  42. 42 cv


    external drive with all the great dramas uploaded and subtitled, heck yea! 😀

  43. 43 Birthday Girl

    ‘Stinkiness’ very true! The dramas that stay with me and have taught me a lesson…

    The Musical is also once a week–I was so hooked but I couldn’t keep it up because I was pining too hard for only one episode a week and not too much happened to 🙁

  44. 44 evelia

    Cool! I enjoy listening to the podcasts!

  45. 45 Jen

    enjoyable podcast as usual 🙂 so jokes
    happy holidays to you girls!!

    i agree with previous comments about the City Hunter bullet necklace. thanks sounds goodddd Makes so much more sense than a gun LOL
    hmmm now that i think about it…. the ‘K’ necklace from dream high would be cool too 🙂

    its been a great year w/ you guys

  46. 46 Yuki (the one who fangirls A.N.JELL with her mom)

    Thanks for another awesome podcast!

    I want idol socks! The full 1N2D members collection! XD
    (just kidding ^^)

    I think a Best Love DVD set (or any other DVD set) would be nice), and an iPod or hard drive *wink wink* are great as well.

  47. 47 Lemon

    OMG seeing this totally made my day! I love your podcasts!! I promptly ran out to my computer and downloaded it, can’t wait to listen to it- especially the High kick 3 part. I feel that drama doesn’t deserve enough love. I’ll comment again after listening to it. 🙂

  48. 48 dramafan

    waiting for your thoughts on the Princess Man, super excited. I think any drama related products would be great like the pig rabbit which you guys have mentioned.

  49. 49 iii

    sorry but umm….

    does anyone watch twdrama “In Time With You”??…

    • 49.1 Aprilgirl

      Yes, I watch it and really like it btw.

    • 49.2 Carinne


      I’m watching ITWY, though I must say, Office Girls must be pushing ahead last wkend for Shen MaMa’s grand gesture (I despise using this term, Shen MaMa’s dying wish). I was bawling a little while watching OG’s ep.14.

      As for me, OG is 1st place, ITWY runs 2nd place, then Ring Ring Bell at 3rd place.

  50. 50 coconutjuice

    awwh I love you guys so much hehe I recommend giving a pig rabbit haha also, an ipod, kindle, or fbrs dvd (once it’s out) would be nice!

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