Dramabeans Podcast #15
by | March 2, 2013 | 66 Comments

Podcast #15

Running time: 57:28

In which we:

  • Start off with King of Dramas, the king of meta;
  • move on to the pain and misery of I Miss You (10:15);
  • compare notes on how our expectations for School 2013 shook out versus the final product, with much love for its bromance and a little less love for the afterschool specials, with a brief tangent on Bleak Night (15:45);
  • wish that Jeon Woo-chi had more dimension, though we enjoyed the fun, Cha Tae-hyun’s impishness, and Hong Jong-hyun’s adorable stoic charm (22:00);
  • talk about how adorable Flower Boy Next Door is, Yoon Shi-yoon’s endearing performance and his cute chemistry with Park Shin-hye (though it must be noted that the podcast was recorded before finale week — I think we’d have a few tempered comments to add were we given a do-over) (32:50);
  • and wrap up with the juvenile antics of Level 7 Civil Servant (42:35).

[ Download podcast | Mirror ]

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Songs Used in Podcast (In order of use)

“Ready-Merry-Go!” from the Flower Boy Next Door OST
“가슴에 새겨져” (Engraved in my heart) by Lee Hyun from the King of Dramas OST
“떨어진다 눈물이” (Tears fall) by Wax from the I Miss You OST
“Welcome to the School” by 4minute from the School 2013 OST
“Talkin’ ’bout Love” by J Rabbit from the Flower Boy Next Door OST
“I’ll Be There For You” by Hanbyul from the Level 7 Civil Servant OST
“꽃이 핀다” (Flowers bloom) by Park Ji-heon from the Level 7 Civil Servant OST


66 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Geek


  2. VB

    YAY! Thank you for the podcast, JB and GF. This download will seriously make my day/weekend!

  3. Danna

    I was just wondering when you guys would do another one of these….*runs aoff to listen*

  4. mud

    OMG! What a wonderful surprise! I was totally just going to see if there were any new updates before heading off to bed after a day of studying. Thank you JB & GF!!

  5. blokkoms

    *squee* THANK YOU!!!

  6. melo.boy

    happy Sunday!

    what does podcast mean???

    • 6.1 alua

      “A podcast is a type of digital media consisting of an episodic series of audio radio, video, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device. The word is a neologism derived from “broadcast” and “pod” from the success of the iPod, as podcasts are often listened to on portable media players.” (from Wikipedia)

      Basically the lovely JB and GF are expertly talking about dramas, recording themselves and kindly enough sharing their thoughts with us.

  7. kahlanrich

    first thought when i saw his: OMG. A PODCAST! HALLELUJAH!

  8. pogo

    YAY!!!!!!!! Podcast, at last!

    I have to say, I don’t miss I Miss You either, though I don’t regret watching it either. Though the Wax song is lovely.

    • 8.1 pogo

      oops, sorry for the repeated word-failing – I was too excited to relive our dearly beloved recently ended dramas (for me that’s School and FBND and also I Miss You) to realise!

      (and I legit cracked up when you guys compared Enrique to a puppy nudging you with his head to get you into the next room lol)

  9. Dewo

    Q: if I haven’t watched some of the show, will I be spoiled by the podcast? I can’t wait yo hear the podcast but I am afraid for the spoiler esp. for King of Drama. KoD is my next week watch list.

    • 9.1 Rachel

      Potentially yes. I usually avoid listening until I’m either up to date with the show or have finished it!

  10. 10 jigglybelly

    Yey!!!!! It’s a happy Sunday, indeed! Thanks, ladies. 🙂

  11. 11 poolfish1

    <333 I sit here giggling like an idiot listening to you guys talk. And Zac Efron? HAHAHAHA

    • 11.1 JoowonLover:P

      Ahaha I know, I heard Zac Efron and was like whaa? Hahaha but for some reason, I don’t quite see the resemblance with him and Joo-won….still trying to see it lol!

  12. 12 lemonade candy

    yaaaay! lol at panda que geum!

    • 12.1 pogo

      Panda Que-geum is going to go down as one of the most iconic images of drama in 2013, for me anyway.

  13. 13 Amberscube

    Omo! Omo! Im jumping up and down. I so miss you JB and GF.

  14. 14 crazedlu

    The net’s been down at the house forever. Downloading this onto my phone. Ha.

  15. 15 Belle3005

    Ooh what a plesant surprise! I’ve been wanting to hear you guys make another podcast for ages so I’m glad to say that this totally made my day. :3

  16. 16 Mystisith

    What a lovely surprise for this Sunday morning! Keep them coming, those podcasts! 🙂

  17. 17 snow_white

    thanks for the podcast 🙂

  18. 18 V

    actually, after watching warm bodies. javabean’s voice sounds like teresa palmer in her american accent.

    it’s nice 🙂

  19. 19 Dorotka

    Thank you! I have been eagerly awaiting this for weeks! Thanks!

  20. 20 Julia

    Drama as a form of self-harm … ah! That explains why I am still watching Horse Doctor.

  21. 21 Quinze

    Wow you guys were spot on. At least for the dramas I’ve watched.
    And you’re right I’ve yet to really truly fall for a drama. School 2013 was fun and engaging but I haven’t fallen in love with any drama thus far.

    Hmm maybe That Winter, the Wind Blows? But I have a feeling I’ll be crying over it soon so maybe not…

  22. 22 wei

    woot! another podcast!

  23. 23 Mystisith

    “It takes one super good drama to reconcile you with the world.” ✔ Waiting for the precious one with you, ladies.

  24. 24 Rie

    thanks so much for the podcast 🙂

  25. 25 girlinterrupted

    i feel you JB and GF! the dramas lately are generally so-so…nothing has been truly captivating or excellent so far. however, we’re still a few months into the year and so K-dramaland still has a lot of time to redeem itself. here’s to a wonderful drama-year ahead!

    • 25.1 Kiara

      I agree, nothing really stand out for me yet like QIHM, The Chaser, Ten, Arang etc but we are in the beginning of March. K-movies are so much better but harder to find with subs.

  26. 26 coby

    Its about time! off to listen!

  27. 27 alua


    I still think School 2013 was awesome… (even though I agree the teacher bit was a bit draggy – but the bromance made all up for it).

    So weird to hear North American accents!

  28. 28 chickenwing

    Javabeans has a sexy voice!!

    • 28.1 calgary

      I agree, it absolutely gorgeous.

  29. 29 Boba

    I’ve been a regular visitor for the last 7 months I never skipped a day , but I still don’t understand what are the broadcast , so I’m going to download adobe flash player and urbrocasts !! Hhhh cuz I love this site !
    Peace out !

  30. 30 ikyan

    My first time commenting.whoop whoop. First of..most say that I love love love dramabeans.. Now of to listen to the podcast lol

  31. 31 AnitaLotti

    Yeah – I’ve just last week thought about your podcasts and went into the archive to see whether I missed one by accident. And there just a few days later a new one appears – thank you!

  32. 32 Carinne

    I haven’t touched any series after King of Dramas, so I am now curious of Flower Boy Next Door after listening to this podcast. ^ , ^ v

    Good thing too, I’ll skipped the rest.

    Sounds like another tipsy podcast. Lovely, full of giggles as usual. Thanks you gals.

    • 32.1 xarden

      That’s how intense the King of Dramas hangover was…
      It took me a long time to touch another drama which was Horse Doctor.

  33. 33 cherkell

    Oh lordy gals… no need to apologize for the time gap between podcasts!!! I totally understand how Real Life gets in the way. 🙂

    Good to hear your voices again — kamsahamnida!!

  34. 34 JoAnne

    Whenever you do a podcast, even if it’s the day after you do a podcast, we’d be thrilled. However long you take to do the next podcast, it’s always going to be too long for our greedy ears. So just do them when you do them, and know that we all consider it a huge treat when they come!

    You work so hard here, and we appreciate it.

  35. 35 Lilian

    Just stopping by to say that I love the pic of Yoon Shi Yoon. I missed the Que-geum and Dok Mi couple so much today that I re-watched the MVs for the OSTs!

  36. 36 kumi

    Yoon Shi Yoon is going to Africa to continue his volunteer work there. He’s a precious heart, surely worthy to be missed.

  37. 37 ilikemangos

    The other day i was JUST wondering when gf and jb would come out with their next podcast, and LO AND BEHOLD.
    Woot. thanks!

    Although i wish this was recorded a bit after TWTWB, i would have loved to hear your opinions!

  38. 38 ilikemangos

    I think we’ve got some pretty good shows over the past few years that now, in order for us to really get hooked back into the drama world, we need a super good drama. really. the package.
    I think there’s alot of the Been there, done that kinda thing.. They really have to top the ones we hold dear to our hearts.

  39. 39 Raizel

    Loved your podcast! Keep it up!

    King of Dramas was a good one. Whenever I see product placement or something I think of Anthony. Haha what would Anthony do?

  40. 40 Toystar

    I love Dramabeans podcast!

  41. 41 LoveIt

    I am so glad you guys told the truth about Joo Won! His overacting is too much.

  42. 42 magnus

    I guess I also can feel when there’s been a lack of a podcast because i was wondering when the next oen would come out a couple days ago.
    What dramas are you guys currently watching or going to watch? I also wonder if you two are excited for the upcoming saeguks extravaganza and what you guys think about the two epidemic dramas airing(or going to air) on the cable stations.
    The thirst for knowledge is never satiated JB and GF!

  43. 43 ladida

    Thank you for such a lovely podcast!

  44. 44 whimsicalnet

    Oh i miss this so much and was just thinking when you guys are gonna do another one. Thanks so much!!! *Off to listen… …

  45. 45 wendeedy

    It is always great listening to your podcast!!
    Thanks heaps JB & GF

  46. 46 dee

    Thank you. It help us (or probably just me) a lot when you insert the timing of talking certain drama. 🙂

  47. 47 branwen

    I knew it! I knew you’re going to release a podcast soon after those endearing dramas aired. What a wonderful treat! Thanks JB and GF!

  48. 48 Nh

    Thank you!! This is actually my first time downloading a podcast ever since I started going on your site! I wasnt sure what to expect but it was very enjoyable and interesting. . Thank you so much!!

  49. 49 eternalfive

    Aw, thanks for the podcast, javabeans and girlfriday. 🙂 I totally get what you mean about School being an ‘eight’ drama even though it could’ve been a ‘ten’. And…*sigh*, FBND. Anyway, love your podcasts, as always. 😀

  50. 50 Nina

    Thanks for the podcast ladies! You guys are awesome! And I agree, I love Javabeans voice, it reminds me of my best friend, so I feel like she’s actually talking straight to me. So weird! haha

    About Level 7….*sigh* I like it, but i totally understand what you mean about the casting and the type of acting that’s done in each scene. Some is over the top, and some too giddy or intense. Totally get it. But you were spot on about the possible cuteness from Joo-won and Shin Mina or Kim Tae Hee….I’m still hoping for a pairing like this in the future!

Add a Comment

Stay civil, don't spoil, and don't feed the trolls! Read the commenting policy here.

 characters available. Comments will be truncated at the word limit.