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Lee Jung-jin joins tvN youth romance The Liar and Her Lover
by | January 17, 2017 | 6 Comments
Lee Jung-jin (The K2) is heading over to tvN (or should I say staying there for the time being) for his next project, manga remake project The Liar and His Lover (literally, the title means “she loves lies too much”), in which he’ll be playing a music producer who helps out our hero. (I know,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Sung to fight back from behind bars in SBS’s Defendant
by | January 16, 2017 | 13 Comments
There’s certainly no missing the motif in these latest posters for the upcoming SBS drama Defendant, with Ji Sung (Entertainer) behind bars and a stern-looking Eom Ki-joon (Masked Prosecutor) determined to ensure that he stay there. The premise of the drama is a bit like The Fugitive with a dash Remember–Son’s War mixed in: A... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 17
by | January 12, 2017 | 184 Comments
Today is packed with revelations, confessions, and bends in the road, which makes it fitting for being the first episode to finally break that 20% ratings barrier (20.8% was the number). Of course, I’m sure the lack of competition had a part in it (its MBC and KBS rivals aired their finales yesterday), but hey,... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 16
by | January 11, 2017 | 231 Comments
The pieces are falling into place, and while that results in happy resolutions in some instances, we’re also blowing open new discoveries in others. We’re starting to see close to the complete picture, but the challenge is for the characters to understand how the pieces they’re privy to add up as a whole, and what... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jang Nara up to become a Housewife Detective
by | January 9, 2017 | 31 Comments
Ah, interesting casting change: Jang Nara (One More Happy Ending) is now up for the upcoming slice-of-life comedic drama Housewife Detective, which was just the other day announced as Park Jin-hee’s (Memory) potential next project. Reports have since clarified that Park’s connection to the drama was overstated, and that she was merely one possibility out... More »


Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 12
by | January 7, 2017 | 733 Comments
If you’ve been a fan of every minute of Goblin, this episode won’t change your opinion—but it may if you’ve been someone who’s felt hot and cold about the show depending on the story focus, in which I suspect this’ll be a good episode for you (us). It’s rich in emotional development, finding touching moments... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 14
by | January 4, 2017 | 176 Comments
Yay, I’m pleased with where we’re heading, and how, every time I worry about possibly dragging out a budding conflict or potential complication, the show actually moves right along and progresses to the next phase. I don’t know if there’s an objective measure for what ideally paced plot is, but I do think this writer... More »


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Park Sung-woong gets decked out in a batsuit for Man to Man
by | January 3, 2017 | 21 Comments
Okay, so it’s not technically a batsuit, but I dare anybody to take a look at Park Sung-woong’s (Remember–Son’s War) latest stills from his upcoming bromance-action drama Man to Man and think of anything other than batsuit. It can’t be done! The drama is centered around a secret agent (Park Hae-jin) who becomes a bodyguard... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nam Joo-hyuk offered lead in tvN’s Bride of the Water God
by | January 2, 2017 | 446 Comments
This would be quite the leap for Nam Joo-hyuk: He has been offered the lead in a high-profile tvN drama project called Bride of the Water God 2017, based on a manhwa of the same name (sans the 2017). He has not been confirmed, as initial reports misstated, but cable station tvN did state that... More »


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Celebrate Dramabeans’ 10th anniversary with us!
by | January 2, 2017 | 293 Comments
Happy new year everybody! This year is special for us not only because we get to kick 2016 away (although it was admittedly a pretty solid year for dramas) and welcome in a fresh, unspoiled one, but also because it marks Dramabeans’ tenth anniversary. This site started as a tiny side project in January 2007,... More »