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Open Thread #367
by | October 31, 2014 | 77 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Shine or Go Crazy’s star-crossed lovers and fictionalized history
by | October 30, 2014 | 17 Comments
So the casting for Shine or Go Crazy’s leads is still in the not-confirmed-but-positively-considering stage (how many more news cycles do you think the production can milk that for?), but at least we’ve got more information about the drama’s plot, and some clarification on the personages involved. Described as a fantasy romance sageuk set in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Legal thriller Punch lines up supporting cast
by | October 30, 2014 | 17 Comments
With Kim Rae-won now settled as lead, legal thriller Punch is lining up the rest of its cast, and three names are currently in the headlines as “probable but not 100% confirmed yet” selections: Kim Ah-joong (Sign), Ohn Joo-wan (Surplus Princess), and Seo Ji-hye (49 Days). Punch is the next drama to come from The... More »


Drama Casting & News
Revenge spurs romance in Birth of a Beauty
by | October 29, 2014 | 51 Comments
I hadn’t realized that makeover rom-com Birth of a Beauty was a revenge story (albeit a super-lighthearted one), but that’s a detail I can see working for the premise. It’s not a revenge drama per se (in that I don’t expect the whole show to follow the heroine’s vengeance path), but that’ll provide us with... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 12
by | October 28, 2014 | 17 Comments
What a densely plotted episode, cramming in just about every emotion under the sun and making ‘em all count. In the face of the greatest betrayal, our hero finds renewed love, respect, and loyalty—and then faces the prospect of having them torn away all over again. All in one hour, no less! (It’s a really... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 5
by | October 27, 2014 | 90 Comments
It’s a day of emotional conflict for our heroine, which I think comes not a moment too soon. While I’ve been able to enjoy the role of Nae-il without feeling upset about the aspects of her character that disappoint me, I can see the reasons others feel dissatisfied, so it’s a welcome move for the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Heirs writer jumps broadcasters with new drama Descended From the Sun
by | October 27, 2014 | 80 Comments
The next project for star writer Kim Eun-sook is titled Descended From the Sun, which we heard about earlier this year when it was first being planned. Now the drama is in talks to bring onboard director Lee Eung-bok, which would give us the writer for Heirs teaming with the PD of Secret. The drama... More »
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Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #25
by | October 26, 2014 | 61 Comments
For this podcast, we wanted to take our time to talk about the dramas in a little more length, rather than trying to get through a long list all at once. Basically, once you get us started, we just keep talking forever. You are warned!   Podcast #25 Running time: 1:23:29 Topics discussed: She’s So... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Three Meals a Day: Episode 2
by | October 25, 2014 | 25 Comments
girlfriday: I think we forgot to get something across in our last recap for this show — basically, that it’s hilariously boring. It’s a show in which nothing happens, but is strangely funny because of the meta relationship between Na PD and Seojinnie. javabeans: Oh lol, was that not apparent in way we described them... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Ha-yoon cast as Sweden Laundry’s problem-solving psychic
by | October 24, 2014 | 9 Comments
Cable drama Sweden Laundry now has a leading lady, having just cast Song Ha-yoon (formerly known as Kim Byul, of The Informant and Reset) as its heroine. I quite like her and always wanted her to act more (I thought she would break out after a promising start, but her career slumped for a few... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #366
by | October 24, 2014 | 306 Comments
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