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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramabeans Pub Trivia: Test your K-drama trivia knowledge!
by | February 24, 2017 | 23 Comments
If you’ve read our 10-year anniversary posts, you’ll know that we kicked off our first-ever round of Dramabeans Pub Trivia at our recent birthday party. It was a blast to plan and to play, and although we spent a lot of time planning the event down to a tee, naturally we forgot the all-important last... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yeo Jin-gu courted to join Kim Kang-woo in sci-fi mystery Circle
by | February 23, 2017 | 50 Comments
Yeo Jin-gu Ah, tvN’s sci-fi mystery project Circle just got more interesting, with a leading role going out to Yeo Jin-gu (Jackpot) for what would be his first (technically) adult role; he’s been transitioning out of child roles for a while, but actually turns twenty this year. The drama recently put out an offer to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Kang-woo offered tvN sci-fi mystery drama Circle
by | February 20, 2017 | 42 Comments
Kim Kang-woo may be returning with another drama soon—hopefully one that’s much better than his last (Goodbye Mr. Black, sigh)—and has been offered a new sci-fi mystery drama Circle, which is being planned for a run on tvN. I’m glad to see a premise that sounds a bit different from the same old: Circle will... More »


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Odds and Ends: Happy birthday, Dramabeans!
by | February 18, 2017 | 156 Comments
javabeans: It took us a week to recover, but we wanted to thank everyone who came to our 10-year anniversary party in LA last weekend, which was hugely fun. At least it was for me! girlfriday: And me! And the rest of our minions, some of whom had never been to a Dramabeans meetup before... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo In-young joins Cheese in the Trap movie as Baek In-ha
by | February 17, 2017 | 63 Comments
My first thought upon hearing this casting news was that Yoo In-young (Mask, Goodbye Mr. Black) would be able to pull off a pretty spot-on Baek In-ha in the movie remake of Cheese in the Trap. And then my next thought was, Hmm, this version is skewing kinda old… Here are the ages of the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Age of Youth confirms a Season 2, rejoice
by | February 16, 2017 | 155 Comments
Park Hye-soo, Park Eun-bin, Han Ye-ri, Han Seung-yeon, Ryu Hwa-young The title says it all! JTBC’s critically acclaimed sleeper hit drama Age of Youth, which snuck in under the radar last year with little buzz and then proceeded to win all of the hearts with its low-key, humorous coming-of-age story, has confirmed a Season 2.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Chicago Typewriter courts Kwak Shi-yang to be Yoo Ah-in’s rival
by | February 15, 2017 | 36 Comments
KBS’s upcoming fantasy-human-romantic-comedy Chicago Typewriter still hasn’t confirmed any leads yet—potential castings include Yoo Ah-in (Six Flying Dragons), Im Soo-jung (Time Renegades), and Go Kyung-pyo (Jealousy Incarnate)—but we get to throw Kwak Shi-yang’s (Mirror of the Witch, Second to Last Love) name into the mix as another possible addition. The drama mixes fantasy elements into... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Shi-young, Kim Young-kwang offered roles in MBC action-thriller Lookout
by | February 15, 2017 | 63 Comments
I was excited to hear that Two Weeks director Sohn Hyung-seok would be coming back with another thriller, titled Lookout, and am further excited now that Lee Shi-young (My Beautiful Bride) is considering one of the lead roles—she’s pretty badass, and does great in strong thrillers. Kim Young-kwang (The Man Living in Our House) has... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-won, Chun Woo-hee up for same lead role in KBS’s Third-Rate My Way
by | February 14, 2017 | 73 Comments
Kim Ji-won Wait, you’re going to make me choose? Upcoming KBS drama Third-Rate My Way has just offered the leading lady role to Kim Ji-won (Descended From the Sun, Gap-dong), after recently offering it to Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing; Love, Lies), with Park Seo-joon (Hwarang) up to co-star. That’s a tough call, considering both actresses... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS revisits “variety drama” format with upcoming comedy The Best Hit
by | February 14, 2017 | 13 Comments
KBS hinted at this last year, and now we have confirmation that the station is indeed reviving its hybrid “variety drama” format, which it initially attempted back in 2015 with The Producers. The new comedy series is titled The Best Hit, and although it’s not technically a Producers Season 2, it’s being unofficially called that... More »