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Drama Casting & News
Fantasy ghostbusting sageuk in the works with Night Watchman
by | April 16, 2014 | 44 Comments
A Joseon Ghostbusters? Pwa! A Joseon Ghostbusters starring flower boys? SOLD. Gimme now, please and thank you. The Records of a Night Watchman is the name of the drama series, which will be a quirky fantasy-sageuk centered around a foursome of young bodyguards who are part of the palace night watch and protect the king.... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 6
by | April 15, 2014 | 27 Comments
EPISODE 6. Broadcast on April 11, 2014. javabeans: Right off the bat as the episode starts, the halbaes and Seo-jin climb into the car to begin their day, only to have Na PD tell Seo-jin that they have to go to the police station. I love how Seo-jin sees the parking ticket on the car... More »

Book giveaway: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
by | April 15, 2014 | 571 Comments
This is a little out of the ordinary for us here at Dramabeans, but we thought we’d offer it up to you guys anyway: We have three copies to give away of a young adult novel, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, written by Korean-American author (and drama fan) Jenny Han, which features a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-ki and Nam Sang-mi for Joseon Gunman
by | April 15, 2014 | 83 Comments
Yesssss. Casting is firming up on KBS’s Joseon Gunman, with Lee Jun-ki confirming taking the lead (which we knew he’d been considering for a while) and Nam Sang-mi signing on (probably, almost) as his co-star. I love both actors, so I’m thrilled with the pairing and will be hoping that Nam Sang-mi’s casting is finalized... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jaejoong’s first stills as a gangster in Triangle
by | April 14, 2014 | 71 Comments
Here we go with the first stills of Triangle, MBC’s upcoming melodrama about three brothers who are separated in childhood after their parents die, who grow up without knowing anything of each other’s whereabouts, and then reunite twenty years later. These stills feature Jaejoong, playing the middle brother who grows up to become a lowlife... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jin Yi-han joins the cast of MBC’s A New Leaf
by | April 14, 2014 | 28 Comments
A New Leaf is collecting a pretty solid lineup of acting talent, what with Kim Myung-min (King of Dramas) headlining as a tough lawyer who undergoes a personality shift after an accident gives him amnesia, and Kim Sang-joong (The Chaser) as his lawyer mentor. Jin Yi-han (Empress Ki, Dr. Jin) is the newest addition to... More »

Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 2
by | April 12, 2014 | 39 Comments
Gap-dong turned in another solid episode, full of shady characters and tension between its good-guy protagonists—although I’m a little wary of calling our assy chief detective Chul-gon a full-on protagonist just yet. With our main characters’ storylines established, this episode gave us a chance to see more of the secondary characters, namely the psycho-on-the-rise Tae-oh,... More »

Odds and Ends: Talking dramas in Boston
by | April 12, 2014 | 52 Comments
girlfriday: So we went to Harvard last weekend. We should probably tell people about that. javabeans: Yes, good idea. As we announced, we were invited by the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association to talk at an event in their speaker series, and they gave us the loose parameters of talking about beauty, gender, and cultural stereotypes... More »

Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 1
by | April 11, 2014 | 65 Comments
I’m up to my neck in premieres! Today is Gap-dong’s turn, and we get a jam-packed hour of tension and mystery. Or rather, seventy minutes of it, since tvN cannot for the life of it exercise restraint or appreciate the beauty of a tight edit. (Seriously, I do tend to really enjoy tvN’s programming but... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kwon Sang-woo turns private eye for new movie
by | April 11, 2014 | 13 Comments
Kwon Sang-woo (Medical Top Team, Yawang) has confirmed his next project, which will take him back to the big screen for a mystery-crime movie titled Private Investigator. In it, the hero is a book rental shop owner with a passion for mystery novels who used to dream of being a police detective. So when his... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #338
by | April 11, 2014 | 283 Comments
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