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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Omg is it that time of year already? [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 13, 2014 | 229 Comments
How on earth has another year zoomed by already? It felt as though I’d only just recovered from banging my head against my keyboard over last year’s year-end reviews when I had to start banging my head against my keyboard for this year’s batch. And okay, perhaps banging isn’t expressly necessary—but trust me, it’s become... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Wolves and bad assassins
by | December 12, 2014 | 26 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   It’s always about a boy, isn’t it? Do you know the drama Ashley describes? I’m pretty sure this is a movie (most likely Korean but not completely sure). It’s about a... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #373
by | December 12, 2014 | 368 Comments
  Sweden Laundry – “The Moment” [ Download ] Open Thread #372 Open Thread #371 Open Thread #370 Open Thread #369 No tags for this post.... More »


Meta
Baby’s first award
by | December 11, 2014 | 271 Comments
girlfriday: Look, we got a shiny trophy! javabeans: Dramabeans was chosen to receive a Dari Award this year, given out by the Korea Creative Content Agency (part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism), for their 10 Year Commemorative Dari Award. We were surprised and super honored to be the recipient, and happy to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Misaeng spawns parody drama on tvN
by | December 10, 2014 | 52 Comments
javabeans: I can’t believe this is a real thing. I know tvN really really (like, REALLY) loves Misaeng (read: loves the fame and $$$ brought in by Misaeng) and wants to do anything it can to extend its lifespan, but is a parody series really necessary? girlfriday: Basically Misaeng is their only cash cow all... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three Musketeers nixing follow-up seasons?
by | December 9, 2014 | 90 Comments
I can’t say that I’m surprised, but it’s still a bummer to hear that Three Musketeers may very well not get any more seasons, after being hyped up as a three-season, multimillion-dollar blockbuster project for tvN. According to a recent interview published by one media outlet, a source with the production stated that Season 2... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 1
by | December 8, 2014 | 82 Comments
We’re off to a brisk start with Healer, which I was looking forward to mostly for the writer (Song Ji-nah of Sandglass, Legend, Story of a Man) and secondarily for the cast (though a cast is never enough on its own to entice me). I was most curious to see what the tone would actually... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min considers a stint in prison for next movie
by | December 8, 2014 | 22 Comments
No, I don’t mean he’s actually going to prison, although when we’re talking about Kim Myung-min (aka Korea’s Method actor extraordinaire), you never know what lengths he’ll go to in the name of character analysis. It’s still in early stages, but the ever-busy Kim (A New Leaf, King of Dramas) is lining up his projects... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #372
by | December 5, 2014 | 313 Comments
  Jungheum Band – “우주plz” [ Download ] Open Thread #371 Open Thread #370 Open Thread #369 Open Thread #368 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kill Me Heal Me secures leads and supporting cast
by | December 5, 2014 | 70 Comments
It took a while, but Kill Me Heal Me finally has a cast, all at once — and it’s not a bad one, either. I’d wondered when it seemed to have difficulty getting actors to stick around, but maybe the wait was worth it to end up with Ji Sung after all? And joining him... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Disaster film Pandora adds Kim Nam-gil, possibly Go Ara
by | December 4, 2014 | 29 Comments
Disaster film Pandora, which began casting a few months ago with Kim Myung-min in a leading role, is finalizing the rest of its cast with the latest news naming Kim Nam-gil (The Pirates) as a confirmed addition and Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) as a possibility. Pandora comes from director Park Jung-woo of Deranged, another... More »