Dramabeans 5-Year Anniversary Giveaway #4
by | January 22, 2012 | 1,545 Comments

javabeans: So here we are with the last giveaway in our five-year anniversary extravaganza! Phew, I’m tired. All this organizing is exhausting. Next year Dramabeans is just gonna have to deal with a store cake and a third-rate magician.

girlfriday: Just no clowns. That’s no way to spend a birthday.

javabeans: Now I know how Santa feels. Well, maybe without the drunk crazy.

girlfriday: Maybe this is why he drinks.

javabeans: Who knew it was work giving stuff away?

girlfriday: Well I’m inherently selfish, so not me. But it WAS really cool to read everyone’s thank you’s to our hard-working contributors and guesties. Thanks for giving them so much love!

javabeans: Yes. It makes us feel better for loading them down with recaps. What, this recap factory doesn’t run on unicorn dust and fangirl dreams, you know.

girlfriday: No, it runs on the blood sweat and tears of the few willing to be paid in Dramabeans Dollars, aka Abs Photos of the Day.

javabeans: Anyway, this is our last giveaway to celebrate our fifth birthday, which means this is your last chance to enter to win a birthday giveaway prize!

girlfriday: For the last big hurrah, we’re giving away a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, so you can watch dramas, listen to kpop, and read Dramabeans wherever you go! If you end up in rehab because of it, we will disavow all knowledge of enabling your habit.

javabeans: Enter at your own peril.

And now, for our winners. Congratulations to…

  • Jules (aka snoozit), winner of a one-year premium subscription to Dramafever,
  • Missyu_who, winner of the other premium subscription to Dramafever,
  • and Carinne, winner of the iPod nano (with javabeans playlist).

Giveaway #4

Question: What do you want to see on Dramabeans in 2012? This is your chance to tell us that one thing you’ve always wanted to see on DB or what you want to see more of this year. Maybe that’s more of the same, or maybe you’ve got a wild ‘n crazy out-there idea. We are not averse to crazy. (As always, please use a valid email in the comment form. No need to tell us where you live this time.)

Prize: A 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tablet 7.0 Plus.

Winner announced: Sunday, January 29, at 8pm, Pacific Standard Time*

*Or, 10pm in Mexico City, 11pm in NYC, 1am in Buenos Aires, 4am in London, 5am in Paris, noon in Singapore and Manila, 1pm in Seoul and Tokyo, or 3pm in Sydney and Vladivostok. Okay, you get the point. (You can refer to this handy Time and Date converter to find out what this is in your time zone.)


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1,545 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Elana

    Thank You, Dramabeans!

    • 1.1 Linda165

      I MUST kidnap the first comment to say this:


      Miss you so much *sniff*

      • 1.1.1 MJP

        Linda165, *HUGS*

        Don’t make me watch 49 Days again.

        *Lips quiver*

        I’m just….





        *Wails and runs off to hide*

      • 1.1.2 KANGly

        Another kidnapper here!


        Please come back to kdrama lalalalaland soon…

        miss you so much, sob sob sob sob

      • 1.1.3 pipit

        I might choke it I don’t scream it from the top of my lungs after seeing this picture. So:


        • pipit

          Is it possible for you to have an interview with Kang Ah I mean Jo Hyun Jae and let him know he has particulaly rabid fans here?

          Love you girls.

      • 1.1.4 KANGly

        When I saw the title of this entry, then Kang ah’s picture, I thought he is giveaway # 4 ^^

        • Ara


  2. Eunice

    The stakes are upped! More movie recaps this year please :)

    • 2.1 djinni

      ooh ooh yes, please!!! just the other day i watched “the haunters” aka “psychic” and i was wishing i could hear the girls opinions on it. i, personally, was blown away and wanted see if anyone else loved it, kang dong won ajumma hair and all.

      • 2.1.1 Kgrl

        I love this suggestion. Yes, more movie reviews please. And I would love more guest bloggers (gotta print more of those Dramabeans Dollars ^-^) to do first impressions, year-end reviews, etc.

        Diverse opinions and intriguing perspectives makes it fun to visit and helps DB from becoming complacent as it grows larger. Wishing this site continued wit, wackiness, and K-ent warrioresses.

      • 2.1.2 Kender

        For what it’s worth, the little Korean girl I tutor and all of her friends adored his ahjumma hair. (I did too, actually; he was adorably crazy.)

    • 2.2 Ariadna

      great idea!
      I watched penny pinchers last night. It was such a sweet and fluffy story.

      • 2.2.1 Akanksha

        w/ english subs? oohh if u have them please let me know. ive been dying to watch it!

    • 2.3 Caroline

      That’s a great idea! I enjoy seeing previews of movies, but then I never hear about it again. For example, I remember you mentioned Sunny looked pretty good, but then didn’t recap it or anything. I watched Sunny on route to Korea, and it was soooo funny! I feel sorry for the people who don’t have the opportunity to see it, and would like them to at least be able to read about it.

    • 2.4 Eliana

      Totally agree! movie recaps would be awesome!

  3. Jessie

    Just Keep doing what your doing !!!!! Dramabeans is great 😀

    • 3.1 Angeline

      What do I want to see? Well I want to see your faces Javabeans and GirlFriday :) post some of your photos :)

      • 3.1.1 bubbletea

        Haha what a great idea! I’ve always been curious too! (though if I were in their shoes I probably wouldn’t reveal my face too :P)

        Congrats to the winners!

        And I agree with Jessie too, the site is great as it is! *thumbs up*

  4. boxtheturtle

    I would really really really (really) like to see movie reviews on this channel. I love movies more than dramas and it would be super awesome to have movie review on here too.

    I really love this website! I rarely comment but I have been on this website literally everyday for years now. Thanks for this awesome website

  5. Michelle

    Honestly, for me, there’s nothing missing from this site. Every time I go on, there’s at least one interesting thing for me to read, be it a recap or just a snippet of news. Everything I read on this site is written wonderfully, dramas are recapped so quickly, and there’s nothing I would change. DRAMABEANS FTW. 😀

  6. bea26

    More drunk podcasts please! The last one was oh so memorable ♥

    2011 was great, I can’t imagine any other changes for 2012. Thank you for all the time you dedicated this year!

  7. Elana

    Please go back and recap some of the oldies, but the goodies (i.e. The Princess’s Man, Delightful Girl Choon Hyang, etc.). I know you guys have a very limited amount of time because the world doesn’t stop for dramas (sigh), but this would be wonderful. Perhaps you could even get volunteer recappers to do it!
    Thank you, as always.

    • 7.1 SweetiePie54

      The My Name is Kim Sam-Soon recaps that Samsooki did last year were awesome. They made me want to watch it all over again…which I did :)

      • 7.1.1 DMKO

        ditto! I am rather new to K-drama and did not know anything about “My Lovely Kim Sam Soon” until you let samsooki recap this diamond of a K-drama. So please think about recapping old gems that you loved in the past and share the joy with us newpies.

        Thank you Javabean and girlfriday for the most awesome site ever!

    • 7.2 bebeswtz

      I would love it if you girls are able to go back and do recaps for some of the oldies too =) My picks would be:

      – The Princess’ Man


      – New Heart

      – Protect the Boss

      • 7.2.1 Tash

        Haha…I see a running theme in the last 3 dramas you listed 😉
        I love Save the Last Dance for Me!!

        • gg

          me too!!

      • 7.2.2 luvmydramas

        Ah – a Jisung fan!! (me too!!)

  8. Lazy Goose

    More prizes? Just kidding! I don’t want you to drain your budget!

    I think I would like more music posts, where you feature your favorite K-indie bands or albums. Or any country’s indie music (US, Japan, etc). Anything really, as long as it’s music.

    I also love your glossary/culture posts so more of that would be great!

    • 8.1 Lazy Goose

      OH YEAH, movie reviews too!

    • 8.2 yakuna

      Is JUNG IL WOO in the prize list??????? awooooohhhhhh

  9. Gina

    Thank you so much dramabeans and girlfriday!

    My sister and I always eagerly await your recaps for every drama we watch – sometimes on a regular weekly basis and sometimes bolus-ed in one manic weekend of ‘must watch this entire 16 episode drama in one go’.

    As to what I would like to see in 2012… I always like hearing your movie suggestions/previews and I think maybe more movie recaps would be great!

    Thanks again!!

  10. 10 birdscout

    I just love dramabeans as it is, but any time you make changes it seems it just gets better and better. So unimaginative me doesn’t have any ideas right now, but I’m sure more creative types will come up with great suggestions! Thanks javabeans and girlfriday!

  11. 11 Sibel

    Holy guacamole! You’re lucky you’re stopping where you are, or you’d be giving away a mortgage payoff if you kept this up!

    Hello, Javabeans and Girlfriday. I would like to see/read Dramabeans interviews with Korean drama stars if and when they’re Stateside. You certainly have enough cache to make it happen.

    • 11.1 Sibel

      Another thing I’d like to see in 2012: a picture of Javabeans and Girlfriday. I know it will never happen, but it couldn’t hurt to ask.

      • 11.1.1 ilovebinderclips

        haha, i was about to request the picture of Javabeans & Girlfriday, too! glad i’m not the only voyeuristic one ;p.

        on a more likely note, it’d be cool to see some more profiles/interviews of kdrama actors/actresses, and directors and writers. i’ve noticed that you don’t translate as much of these any more like you used to, and i really liked the ones that you shared in the past (especially the multi-part drinking interviews). it’s also cool when you check in on actors/actresses who were beloved in the past but aren’t as active now, and explore the reasons why that might be.

        and lastly, i know that you all are busy (and seem even busier lately! hmm… personally busy?), but it’d be really cool to see javabeans’ take on more dramas, especially the really good ones like What’s Up. I really miss reading your opinions on them, especially since I don’t watch as many dramas as I used to, and it makes it that much more special when I do watch something to hear what you think.

        • Joyce

          my request too all the way. i want to see the fabulous people behind dramabeans, my oasis lol.

      • 11.1.2 Bengbeng

        oh that was my request too, hahaha =)

        • momogi

          me too, me too!! hahaha
          it will be so nice if you granted all of our wish to see your face. our beloved javabeans and girlfriday.

          OR if you still don’t want to show us your face, please show your back, or show your photo with your face hidden, or whatever way works for you.

    • 11.2 Sibel

      My friend just e-mailed me to tell me that she’s won a one-year premium subscription to Dramafever. Turns out that she is Missyu_who! And now my jealousy is overwhelming and cannot be contained. I cannot believe it. I MUST have that tablet so I can rub it in her face. PLEASE, goddesses!
      *hangs head in shame and despair and other melodramatic feelings as well*

  12. 12 mimi790

    I Second the more movie recaps as well!!!!! I love the dramas but sometimes want to take a break in between by watching movies, it would be great if we could get your reviews and recaps on them :)

  13. 13 Lori B

    I would like to see more movie recaps. Love everything else as is.

  14. 14 Ora

    Question: What do you want to see on Dramabeans in 2012? This is your chance to tell us that one thing you’ve always wanted to see on DB or what you want to see more of this year. Maybe that’s more of the same, or maybe you’ve got a wild ‘n crazy out-there idea. We are not averse to crazy. (As always, please use a valid email in the comment form. No need to tell us where you live this time.)

    I’d guess movie recaps and maybe links or whatnot about older dramas. I guess I’m kind of hoping for more of historical context and how it affected modern today dramas, or more discussions about older dramas, such as what was Jealous about? Or maybe day-to-day lives of Koreans beyond the dramas.

    • 14.1 Rachel K

      Older dramas, Yes. But….

      Infinity Challenge! Pretty pretty please, cherries on top! Whenever I see your recap posts on 1 Night 2 Days and/or Running man, I let out another sigh–it’s a sigh as in “No Infinity Challenge again? Sigh.” Right there, that sigh.

      Infinity Challenge is all time favorite variety show for Korean fans in Korea. And when I say Korean fans, I mean everyone, whether it be youngster, children, youth, young adult, ajumma, ajussi, grandmas, grandpas, you name it. People fall head over heels over it. These amazing 6 guys have been standing steadfast next to every Korean sometimes like an amicable neighbor, a hilarious boyfriend, a warm family, or a trustworthy friend. They never fail to draw a huge smile on your face (or my face, to be concise) and most of the time this smile transforms to an uncontrollable laughter which prompts me to roll on the floor. By posting IC recaps here, not only will the readers be provided with a sheer pleasure that equates to a cold beer at the end of the day, they can take a peek inside Korean culture and stay tuned with the most updated hottest issue of Korea since it’s the program producer’s forte to tastefully touch upon such matters in each episode (no wonder higher-ups don’t fancy them much). Also you hit jackpots occasionally; chocolate sweet eye candies who are always enjoyably indulged by viewers, or just humans in general, have made guest appearance in the show–Jo In Sung, So Ji Sub, Kwon Sang Woo, to name a few.

      So please consider Infinity Challenge when you deliberate on what variety show to recap next. If IC doesn’t pop up in your head, please reconsider. Haha. :)

      Happy 5 year anniversary and we love you oh so very very much. Muah.

  15. 15 SweetiePie54

    This is going to sound really cheesy but there really isn’t anything I would like for you guys to add. Between the recaps, podcasts, drama news, drama ratings and such, you pretty much have everything covered. I think it’s awesone you guys have expanded as much as you have already!

    Happy 5-Year anniversary! :)

  16. 16 adeka

    So far I love everything.

    But maybe more movie reviews. A lot of Korean films are hard to find with subtitles and I love your intake on Korean dramas, so I would like your input on that too.

    BUT this may sound weird what about like once a month, you can feature a korean food? And talk about it and what it is made of. I would love to have Korean food but I never know where to start or what to eat.

    Just a weird suggestion (hehe), it totally doesn’t even have to do with dramas, actors, or even movies.

    But other than that, please keep up what you are doing. It is really appreciated :)

  17. 17 Bluefyre

    YAY. Congratulations to all :)

    Hmmm. I think more weecaps for dramas unlucky enough to be not recapped would be all around fun and not too crazy. I know the DB crew is strapped for time enough as it is. 😉

    Also, movie recaps would be nice but not a must. LOL.

    Thanks as always, DB Crew!

  18. 18 reeen

    Can you just get even more famous and then ask the actors of the recapped dramas to guest recap for you now and then? 😀 That might be interesting , although I’d miss the snark.

    But realistically… I’m with Eunice: More movie recaps, please. I’m always excited to see your movie previews, so recaps for those would be very appreciated.

    • 18.1 nuri

      wow. great idea!! i wonder if there is some lurker who actually actor (gasp!) or writer of koreandrama and would do like guest interview or something.

  19. 19 evelia

    Congratulations to the winners! More podcasts, more Santa Claus, and maybe some live chats in which you guys answer questions from the readers. Or even some video reviews!

  20. 20 Yee

    Well, I want to see more movie reviews! I just like watching your guys’ opinion and thoughts! It just very funny. Lol. . LOVE YOU GUYS FOR EVEN MAKING THIS WEBSITE HAPPEN!

  21. 21 avonmarissa

    Piggybacking on Lazy Goose’s comment, I would also like more music posts but perhaps some Korean traditional music (or a fusion of modern and traditional instruments) or music that is not deemed popular e.g. trot. Thanks for all you do :)

    • 21.1 Ani

      Trot is not popular? I always thought it was popular…. at least in Korea….. Or maybe it’s just me and my odd taste in music. Can’t be helped since trot reminds me so much of Enka, a Japanese music genre I enjoy listening to on occasion.

      • 21.1.1 Celest

        Well, I don’t think trot is very popular to the international community. I guess it reminds a lot of American country music. It has its strong backing, but not really known internationally. I think it’s a shame too because like you I like Enka and trot…and American country music haha. You don’t get many asian girls admitting they listen to country music where I come from.

        And replying to avonmarissa, I think it would be great for JB to feature trot maybe in like the OT or a post or two, but I think the main focus of Dramabeans is korean drama news. But certainly when the drama or news is appropriate, then it’s definitely much appreciated! You can probably find more trot and other traditional music news in allkpop (hopefully!).

        • absolute

          I’m an asian girl and i like enka, trot, and country! (woooo USA!)

          i also hope to see more trot on javabeans. :)

      • 21.1.2 avonmarissa

        Oh, what I meant was that most people outside of Korea do not know about other Korean music outside of K-pop; that is why trot is not viewed as popular. I love trot which is very weird to my Asian friends since I am black, haha.

  22. 22 ashnia

    Although, I love the site as it is.
    But I would love to see more movie recaps. I love watching K-Movies so I would love to see DB’s opinions on movies which ones are good which ones should pass.

    Also I think it would be cool if you guys would talk about actors/actresses and what you think about their acting through various projects and if they improved or not. First impressions etc. Career History. Sort of like an Review. Of course filled with your opinions and witty comments.

    I will continue to love and read DB’s its my top site for Drama addiction! :)

  23. 23 YBisTOP

    I would love to see more recaps or saeguk dramas. :)

    • 23.1 angelpur

      I second this that more period dramas should be recapped. And maybe inlude more polls?

      • 23.1.1 Yeezong

        Depends if there are more saeguk dramas and movies coming out this year !

  24. 24 Devon

    I second Eunice–more movie recaps. I would also love to see more mid-way or end drama recaps (e.g., Princess Man or Ojakgyo Brothers) for recommended (and unrecommended) shows that have not been recapped.

    As always, thank you for all the time and effort put into this site!

    • 24.1 Carfaycor

      I agree with Devon.
      Movie recaps and mid/end drama recaps.

      I know there is not time to recap everything, so I love what girlfriday is doing with Ojakkyo Brothers. I usually try to avoid the super long ones, but this made me start it. If we could have that done with some older ones too (ex: Biscuit Teacher, just started it!) I would be forever grateful.

      Also (sorry to add another to the list) I love the glossary, it really helps explain stuff. My friend and I actually started trying to learn some Korean during the past year and your explanations were better than any of the other ones I had seen.

      Good luck in the new year! Thank you for bringing joy to all of our sad, mundane lives!

  25. 25 Allarine

    I think I’d like to see more movie recaps in 2012 and maybe some recaps/reviews of some older dramas worth seeing that we may have missed. But I love Dramabeans regardless! <3

  26. 26 Kindra R.

    I would like to see more behind the scenes of some of these dramas and movies cause some of these folks are just as fun without scripts as they are with them.

  27. 27 Chi

    You know when a drama ends and it doesn’t feel finished or satisfactory…and you go “is that it?”. I Would love to see alternte endings on DB in 2012.

    • 27.1 nuri

      Wow. i think its a cool idea, but on the other hand wouldn’t it like invite people for more debate? 😀
      it’s like some people like 49days ending and some (like me) just don’t.

      I’m backing you up. totally would like to see how dramabeans version of thousand days promise or Sungkyunkwan ending.

  28. 28 fennyboo

    Keep doing what you’re doing now! More recaps especially recaps of variety shows!

    And maybe more music uploads, besides getting music from watching kdramas, i get it from here too!!

  29. 29 qldgal

    I would like to see more movie recaps and kdrama dictionary words/phrases.

  30. 30 Linh

    I would love to see more recaps and maybe a couple of movie reviews! :)

  31. 31 nuri

    I would like to see just simple first impression then you can decide whether to do recaps. i feel kinda sad for you if you got to stuck with bad dramas or one you don’t like. My drama preferences a lot like you two so if you don’t like the show, sometimes i’m not even going to read the recaps. To think that you put so much hard work for something you don’t like is great but i don’t think you need to do that anymore. the reader could understand if you decide not to recap some drama.

    more reality shows please.. play the reality roulette and include the guest bloggers.

    and, oh.. old skool drama / reality show / movie recaps, the one that have significant memory for you.

    Thank you Javabeans, Girlfriday and all the guest blogger Headsno2, Gummimochi, Kaedejun, Only1tony, Orangy and Santa for the fun fun year!!

  32. 32 veryvip

    review kpop albums/Music videos, Movies and shows like We Got married. Lol hope that doesn’t seem like alot

  33. 33 JC

    I would like to see a chatbox where drama fans can chat about a drama in realtime.

    • 33.1 Celest

      Woah! I think this is an interesting suggestion! I just hope it won’t be used as spam or whatnot. Cause I’ve seen some chatboxes that work wonderfully. And then some that are just filled with creepy, sketch people lol.

  34. 34 Jinny

    Wow haha it definitely is a good thing that you aren’t giving away more prizes XD Once again Happy (late now) Birthday and Happy Lunar New Year!

    I’d really like to see something about korean culture like once a month (or if you guys have enough time and ideas once a week :P) like it could be food, a place in korea, a korean tradition, etc….I feel like my only tie with Korea is through dramas, k-pop, and korean friends, and I’d really like to learn more without reading a textbook.

    Thank you for recapping dramas though, and for so long<3 5 years! That's 1/5 of my life, soon to become around 5/16th of my life in a few hours haha (yes I'm young…).

  35. 35 peaches

    Hahaha thanks for all the awesome stuff!!! Well actually dramabeans is pretty much perfect for me now, and I love it so much~ More movie reviews’d be good! Thanks for all the hard work – REALLY! ^^

  36. 36 Nanali Sunako

    you guys already bring so much to the world, and i think you guys should bring MOAR XD mostly becuase this is one of my fave sites. EVER.

    i would especially love recaps for some more sitcoms and variety shows if possible (Vampire Idol, mostly because I can never seem to find it with english subs, unless i’m not really looking hard enough -_-), and more movie reviews, because who wouldn’t want to bring the awesomeness of drama recapping over to the movies?? only1tony has good ones, but the need for MOREMOREMORE is overwhelming, especially since other reviews i have read do not bring me over to the dark side
    as much as anything posted on dramabeans does [and that is a compliment ^^] XD

    big thank you for all your hard work, and congratulations for reaching year numero 5! ^^

  37. 37 Mara

    Like many people have stated before me, would love to see movie reviews, including older films.

    I know Javabeans is busy, but I would love it if she had a regular feature on korean indie music. I discovered the genre through this site and would love to read her incite on the scene.

    Congrats on five years! Been reading it for four.

  38. 38 D

    More post duty kceleb ‘ab’ photoshoot/posts would be ogled at with great enthusiasm.. Oh hohoho!! <3

    Love your work girls!!

  39. 39 Isti

    I really like this website as a whole. My favorite part is of course, the recaps. I also find the drama rec portion really useful! What I’d like to see more of, hm…possibly more posts that like your conversations-they’re always amusing and insightful (though whether you intend them to be I don’t know). Thank you!

  40. 40 Moonie

    I would love to read the recaps for movies also!! and more shower scenes!!hahahahahahahahahahah

  41. 41 Tanya

    Hi, I would like to get more drama recommendation, especially older ones/non-popular ones that I might have missed. i found mixed-up investigation agency through your site and that’s one of my favorite dramas ever. and yea, movie reviews would be nice too. :)

  42. 42 Dita

    It will be nice if you can interview the actresses or actors of the drama that you recap, because I wonder if people in the K-dramaland knowing that you (DB) have been made them more famous in the international. :-)

    And for the prize, “iii…. WOW!” 😀

  43. 43 Wildchild84

    Like many I would live movie reviews and maybe more dramatic type of shows. I love the variety of things you guys have and adding movies would make it daebak!!!!!

    Thank you javabeans and girlfriday!!!!!!

  44. 44 Shukmeister

    There’s nothing that someone else hasn’t already mentioned. With your limited time, movie recaps are probably not practical.

    My favorites on your site are the Korean cultural entries – honorifics, formal / informal speaking, etc. etc. I’d like to be able to ask questions for future answers (for instance, we were discussing in Open Thread the whole sleeve-touching thing when pouring soju).

    You guys are excellent in all you do!

  45. 45 anotheraddict

    As I previously commented, I’d love it if samsooki participated in a podcast. In case he has any qualms about his voice being recognized, it would be hilarious to disguise his voice via a gadget or software. I also think it would be fun to invite readers to submit questions for a podcast Q & A session.

    • 45.1 Menci Ang

      samsooki in a podcast? Yes! Please, dramabeans, please, pretty please?

  46. 46 Snoopy's Twinkie

    Here’s to another five great years, dramabeans! As for suggestions, how does one improve upon such wonderfulness? 😉

  47. 47 Jae

    I really enjoy your recaps and I think the site is wonderful the way it is. But if I was forced to choose something else to add to the site (only if you had time of course) maybe it would be to add an animated gif now and then if the scene is funny and brief enough. Like from sungkyunkwan scandal, the animated gif would be micky and yoo ah in shoving each other on the bed. Or in Dream High it would be taecyeon trying to get back his underwear from soohyun. 😛

  48. 48 tovand

    I would like to have more movie recaps please. I seldom watch movies or dramas now, but I still like to know the story. That’s why I love going to your website. I think I’m addicted.

  49. 49 July

    Hmmm, please make dramabeans more mobile friendly! Then I can read dramabeans on the go with my mobile RSS reader!

    Thanks dramabeans and happy five years!

    • 49.1 Hell0kittyangel

      I second that! I can’t really see the entire screenshots of the dramas with the mobile version. The pictures are always chopped off at the end :(

      Also, I can’t see the “currently airing” dramas on the side on my mobile device.

  50. 50 oranges

    funny comments about random korean tv celebrity scandals/gossips!

    i know you guys are boss about it!

    Movie Reviews!

  51. 51 sunlitruins

    i remember you guys used to do music posts ‘n’ things(: maybe more of those?
    and i LOVE the idea of korean food posts. YESS. PLEASE.
    photoshoot posts are always gorgeous and tasteful, so moarr~

    pahhah i feel so needy and entitled, asking you guys for even more than you already contribute. you guys are the bestest.

    and happy chinese new year everyone!!

  52. 52 Ella

    I would love to see you write a mini-drama script, with your wonderful sense of humor, it would be fantastic. And you would know the best people to cast too!

    thank you for sharing your love of kdramas with so many of us

  53. 53 Yushi

    I would like to see maybe a live video podcast, or a live chat where we can ask questions!
    I love what you girls are doing and just continuing this would be great!

  54. 54 estar

    Dramabeans flash mob!

    movie reviews would be good, even if it’s just an announcement of what’s current in Korea, since this is kind of hard to do without knowing Korean. keep up the amazing work.

  55. 55 Lina

    To be honest, there isn’t anything really missing on this site. You’ve pretty much covered everything. I do really like your movie reviews. Lately, I’ve also been enjoying your first impressions on many dramas. If I really did have to choose though, I would love to see more recaps on older dramas.

    Thanks for everything, dramabeans! Congrats on 5 years!!

  56. 56 Aye

    I’d like more glossary and pop culture posts. They are so interesting to read and help me better understand the things that people do and say in dramas.
    Also, I wish to see recaps/reviews of dramas that propelled the Hallyu craze like Full House, Winter Sonata, Dae Jan Geum, etc.

    Thank you for all your hard work all these years! You guys are brilliant/amazing/witty/talented. Keep up the great work!

  57. 57 yearofthedragon

    I would definitely love to see more recaps. I also hope you can do movie recommendations as well as movie reviews/recaps. And maybe you can teach us korean 😉 HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR!!

  58. 58 winna

    I think having a forum will be cool, you know, to have a place to discuss dramas and stars and other stuffs. Since the comment section under the posts overlap with each other and get pushed down sometimes (when there are new comments being added), I think it’s easier and more fun if have separate threads to do so. Drama spoilers, comments about specific episodes, questions..

    And since not many of us could get the latest scoop on K-pop, maybe posting a song-of-the week video clip choice might be cool (the way you do open thread with a song every week). That way we get a bit of K-pop thrown into the mix.

    Just an idea.

  59. 59 hpn88

    Movie recaps were started this year, so I’d definitely LOVE to see them continue with JB/GF/Both comments on them too.

    I’d love for you to continue those cultural bits you guys did with the connotations of Oppa or what is a Gumiho.

    I love hearing you guys discuss stuff, so even if you guys aren’t re-capping, I’d love a half-time reports or quick blurbs on your opinions in written or podcast form.

    Also one of my favorite DB post was where you equated dramas to first dates! I’D LOVE LOVE LOVE more creative pieces like that!!

    ….not to be demanding or anything (haha)

  60. 60 Melissa :D

    Happy Lunar New Year!! In Dramabeans 2012, I’d like to see some more drama trailer updates and kpop/other music reviews. I’d also like to see movie reviews! Can you make a top 10 movies of all time or something.

  61. 61 piggy

    Personally, I think dramabeans is already great as a whole!

    As some people said, movie reviews would be nice!

    I was thinking of maybe something like a “Movie/Drama/Sitcom/etc. of the Month” thing :) Telling us what your favorites of the month are~ I think if there is one, I’d take more incentive to watch some of the recommended dramas!

    Thanks for all your hard work! :)

  62. 62 magz

    I understand you guys have a big load with recapping current dramas pretty much at all times but if there was anything I’d love on DB in 2012, it’d be to recap a few oldies like Delightful Girl and My Girl (yes I’m quite obsessed with the Hong Sisters, completely coincidental why this site is one of my most visited site apart from my emails, uni stuff & running man related sites) Everything else is just amazing and I’m so happy to have stumbled on this site when you were doing the recaps for Daljas Spring.

  63. 63 stars4u

    I was so happy when I first read the movie review by only1tony and I hope to read more movie reviews!!!

    And also more podcasts!

  64. 64 Jojo

    More drama recaps! Dramabeans’ recaps are the best! Movie recap would be great too.

  65. 65 TheJu

    I just love exactly what you guys do! I would feel selfish to ask for more! You guys always recap such a nice variety and are very fast!

  66. 66 Karla

    thanks for all the recaps and suggestions… dramabeans pretty much has everythin but it will be nice more movies suggestions and recaps for the oldies.. i loved the recaps of my name is kim sam soon … thank you for your hard work

  67. 67 Ley

    I wish dramabeans could feature more movie recaps! :)

  68. 68 Annie

    What do I want to see? Well, I love it when two of you guys tag team a summary of a drama. You guys have such interesting comments and dialogue it makes me want to read more. Plus, two commentaries on one episode/one drama (sort of like a summary) would be interesting rather than just one point of view.

  69. 69 patty

    Ditto to all! I’ve been a visitor of this site for a long time and came initially for the k-drams write ups but stayed for all the insightful articles and low brow giggles.

    Besides the aforementioned movie write ups, I’d love to see more articles on featured k indie bands. I loved the one Javabeans wrote on Lucid Fall–the lyric translation/explaination of “Les Miserables” was fantastic.

    Also, on a selfish note, more random mag photos of Kim “choco-abs” Soo Hyun wouldn’t hurt either.

  70. 70 My2Girls

    Hello Ladies,

    I agree with all of the above suggestions. I especially like the idea of going back and recapping some oldies but goodies. But more importantly I hope that in 2012 you both continue to love what you do and find joy out of this blog. I would hate for you to find DB a drudgery. So whatever comes this year I hope you have fun doing it.


  71. 71 rianna

    movie recaps and movie ratings! hehehe.. whenever i don’t want to watch 16+ eps i really really wanna watch a movie cause the time i spend in watching would be less and it would be nice if you have recapped it or rated it~

    and some other dramas? like, not only korean drama? hehe……

  72. 72 gusya

    I’ve loved whatever you guys posted since the day I discovered your website. You have lightning fast recaps and some hilarious entertainment news, and great podcasts. I love that theres a chance for everybody to rant about anything every Friday. I really appreciate all the guests who appear on your site and of course both of you ladies. As already mentioned, some movie recaps would be great, you did have someone do it but then it just died down, hopefully the idea will be revived again.
    Otherwise, your site is perfect and I visit it everyday nonstop just to see some Korean goodies. ^__^
    Thank you so much for what you both have done and happy anniversary again!!! >__<

  73. 73 hope

    What I would like to see in DB, would be more of the articles you would write about Korean words and how they are used socially. I would like also some facts on culture. I am not Korean so I loved when you and girlfriday would explain things to us non-Koreans because it helps me fully understand some dramas when I understand the customs.
    p.s. I really love this website and you guys for working hard on feeding a lot of peoples addictions to k-dramas.

  74. 74 obsidian

    Thank you so much for this site!!! Thank you for all your hard work!!!

    I would love to see more translated articles. Like the one you just wrote about the young actors from the Moon that Embraces the Sun. I always find those articles to be really interesting to read.

  75. 75 eret

    well i think dramabeans is perfec just the way it is but i would love more movie reviews cause im so curius and it takes a long time for movies to be avalible with subs and maybe if u guys more about the korean culture other that we see in dramas!!!!!

  76. 76 li~~~

    i honestly can’t think of anything. anything you dish out is great, and i feel like if i ask for anything more, your space-time continuum will spontaneously combust.

    i love you just the way you are. <3

    congratulations to the winners and to this wonderful blog for a spectacular five years.

  77. 77 Christina Ly

    Hehe! You guys are awesome already, but yea! Movie reviews! Music suggestions! More Variety Show recaps! for 2012! :)

  78. 78 annie

    i like how u guys rated the dramas u watch. how about rating movies too? i’m always up for a good movie suggestion. & variety show roulette was a pretty good idea :)

  79. 79 SillyRnti

    I’d like more of the same. I love the banter between Javabeans and Girlfriday so more posts in the manner of the 1N2D recaps with the back and forth pretty please. Oh, and I second July’s comment about making DramaBeans a lil more mobile phone friendly. Other than that, keep this site as wonderful as it is!

  80. 80 Mymymai

    For 2012, I hope to see and read as many great review of dramas as the year before. I’m especially excited about Prosecuter Vampire 2! I would like to see a section for actors’ profile so we newbies can see what other works an actor has been in. Wikipedia may already do that but I was hoping you can include your opinion of that actor’s performance in different dramas.

  81. 81 MStuff

    hello hello,

    I’ve been stalking this website for far too long. What would I like to see?

    Hmmm.. I’d like to have a good way to get older drama and movie recaps in. It may sound a little silly, but I’m a bit intimidated by the idea of actually posting recaps of old shows. Yet, I’ve watched a bunch of them that haven’t been recapped, and thought, what if I could do that? I hope I’m not the only one.

    But I worry because I’m not Korean (I’ve just started taking a class to learn the language), and I tend to feel like I would fall far short of recappers who can actually understand the puns and alternate meanings behind the dialogue in dramas.

    Anyway, a guide to recapping, or an easy way to submit recaps of older shows, even individual episodes of older shows (keep off the pressure of recapping the whole thing) would be great. We could add so much more to the recap area of your website! Even if they are shorter, and maybe without all of the insight you provide.

    Cheers! M

  82. 82 jen

    Return of the song of the day!
    Or at least a link to your playlist…I’m positive there used to be one :(

  83. 83 Bee

    I was ecstatic that you guys started giving your take on k-variety. running man and especially 1N2D were my top faves.

    but maybe you guys could infinity challenge? i love that show to death & it is ridiculously over the top. I would be great to see what you guys think of the episodes. you guys are just so entertaining together so it’s great to see how you two dialogue-ing, i feel like i’m in the room with you ladies… instead of in my room watching by myself. haha.

    • 83.1 Bee

      wow so many errors. welp, my excuse is… my mind is tired? :) keep up the great work.

  84. 84 Kas

    Seeing more movie reviews would be cool, but on the whole I think this website is fantastic. And no one’s gotten round to inventing that time machine yet. Lazy gits 😉

  85. 85 Margo

    I’m a huge fan of Koeran movies as I am a fan of dramas. So it’d be really cool to have movie recaps as well or maybe a review will do. :DD I think you guys have reviewed some movies before. Well, that’s about it I guess.

    You guys already rock so just keep on doing what you do well.

    Thanks Dramabeans for always giving me a dose of happiness everyday. No matter how sucky my day went, a visit from this site will always put a smile on my face. 😀

  86. 86 Maddy

    First, thanks for all your hard work!

    Second… I’d love to read more of your perspectives on Korean life and culture… I think I would appreciate k-dramas even more if I understood some of the nuances between the different relationships and familial expectations. I’d also love to read more movie reviews and recaps!

  87. 87 meah

    movie reviews and up-coming movie/dramas info.
    i would also like to see videos review with the lovely bloggers but thats asking too much.
    maybe do some behind the drama/movie fun facts. i think polls for us to vote if you do review older dramas/movie. can you teach us korean too???

    my favorite part of the reviews are the songs you put on there every now and then, i would love album or ost review also.

    happy 5 year anniversary and best wishes for dramabean.

  88. 88 Anjo


    I think it would be great if you guys did some movie reviews. I have seen some around, but it would be awesome to see them more often. I know that there are lots of discussion going on in the comment section, but maybe you can set up a discussion section for us readers to properly discuss the the episode ^^ it gets a little crazy sometimes when we’re really passionate about an episode and it makes it hard to keep track of.


  89. 89 purty.sunshine

    I think it would be awesome to be able to watch a drama with commentary by the lovely staff! I don’t know how you would do it, or if it is even possible…but an old or new drama, with episode-to-episode commentary that we could listen to while we watch. It would be like watching the drama with you guys (or there is a plan! Skype-watching an episode of a drama with dramabeans and girlfriday?? -fangirl!dies-)

    Anyway, what you already do is amazing so I won’t ask for more!!! Thank you for all your hard work and here’s to another wonderful year!!

  90. 90 MissMantin

    The only thing I want from the Dramabeans team is a promise to keep this site going FOREVER. Because I just don’t know where I’d spend all my time if Dramabeans ever shut down. How would I get my javabeans/girlfriday fix? You guys are as addictive as a cracktastic drama. Happy 5th anniversary! I’ll be here for the 50th!

    • 90.1 Mystisith

      I want that too : The Forever Promise. To be precise, i want a signed contract between Dramabeans bosses and us followers. With big penalties for you in case of disappearance ( asking my lawyer for further clauses… ). I myself promise to never leave your side, til death do us apart. Call it family, friendship, addiction companions, or whatever. This site is UNIQUE and so meaningful. I wish
      ( selfishly and shamelessly ) it can go on forever.

  91. 91 60silverdollars

    I would love to see movie reviews and more music related posts. After all, what would a drama be without the music?

    Also I wouldn’t mind more posts about Korean culture and current (or past) events. The more I know about Korea, the easier it is to understand the dramas!

  92. 92 gabs

    5th year reading your drama reviews and going!
    Thanks for the past 5 years and I’m sure I’ll thank you for more in the following years.

    I would love to see more movie recaps like everyone else but I would, above all, love to read more opinion posts on various topics in the Korean Entertainment Industry, as you used to do more of in the past.

    I read up on those topics through Korean Newspapers and websites but I like how you always make a compelling or insightful point that makes me rethink my extremely opinionated views. LOLL

  93. 93 Jihye

    I think recent or old movie weecaps could be cool! Or like radio podcast weecaps! Now a days there are a lot of celebrities radio podcasting and if you recap them this site could be a millionaire! Lol just kidding, I love radio podcast esp. with beast. I mean, this site is perfect the way it is personally. I still love this site and always willllll! Also, having a forum could be cool in my opinion do we all can discuss and fangirl/fanguy. Lol oh like oh like actually I’ll stop here 😉

  94. 94 Rea Seludo

    I want to see more drama reviews, movie reviews and variety show reviews “)

  95. 95 Skylar

    Congrats Winners! I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit Jelly. 😉 <3

    What I'd like to see for 2012… more funny recaps! These recaps really make me want to watch the new dramas. Also it'd be cool if you guys did more Movie reviews and stuff too! <3

    Maybe… just maybe, reviewing a few Taiwanese shows? Some of them are good, it's just hard to find them. :( I need to find a similar blogging website for them. <3 <3 I love you guys Dramabeans. ^^'
    I really enjoy the posts about the actors//idols too. Their personal lives and all that.. maybe some more news about what's going on over in Korea. It's hard for me to find any updates about my actors and shows. XD

    Keep it up guys! And thanks for the giveaways! <3

    • 95.1 stratosphere

      Have you visited ockoala recaps/reviews some Taiwanese dramas and C-dramas.

      • 95.1.1 Skylar

        I haven’t even heard of it before! Thanks for sharing, I appreciate it! <3

  96. 96 socalgal

    I love what you do on this site. It would be great to see some more reviews or introductions of variety shows, especially with all the new cable shows.

  97. 97 hanabi

    You guys are doing a great job as is!

    One thing I’d like to see more of would be posts about Korean culture. Stuff like the “oppa” posts you did a while back that would help non-Koreans better understand some of the things in dramas/movies, etc.

  98. 98 Yuvee

    You guy are doing such great job here that just more of the same awesome stuff would be great! But how about Naked Abs Monday, that might make Mondays somewhat bearable.

  99. 99 Zoee

    Hey ladies!! I would really like if yall could add a segment examining and criticizing up and coming actors/actresses…

  100. 100 LindeB

    l would like very much to see you write about korean movies to be shown in the US and what state it will be shown. if you can please. l live close to NYC. there were a couple of movies that were shown in NY but when l found out about them, they weren’t showing anymore.

    and movie recaps too.

    thank you.

    • 100.1 alua

      Have you inquired about this at your local Korean Cultural Centre? Supposedly there is one in NY.

      My own local KCC in London is great about letting people know what Korean films (or other events) are going on in London and the rest of the UK – both via FB and Twitter. I bet there are NYC based bloggers too that keep close track of events – you might even ask the Korean Cultural Centre if they have any recommendations for bloggers or people on Twitter to follow.

      • 100.1.1 alua

        And if you don’t do FB or Twitter, they may have a newsletter as well.

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