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Drama Casting & News
First look at Night Watchman’s dragons and ghosts
by | July 22, 2014 | 125 Comments
Here’s the first preview for MBC’s upcoming ghostbusting, dragon-slaying fantasy-sageuk Records of a Night Watchman, which premieres on August 4 after Triangle wraps up next week. The teaser tells us: “A world of chaos in which humans and ghosts live together… These are the night watchman’s last records.” Aside from that, well, my momma told... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoo Ji-tae signs on to new Song Ji-nah drama Healer
by | July 21, 2014 | 13 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae is coming back! To television, for one thing, but also to acting—the Hwang Jini, Traces of Love, and Oldboy star has been focusing his efforts in recent years on directing, and thus hasn’t been taking on very many acting projects. Aside from a Japanese film (The Tenor), he hasn’t acted in a movie... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Three musketeers go modern for Vogue
by | July 21, 2014 | 34 Comments
Erm… the previews for action-sageuk drama Three Musketeers looked pretty spiffy, but what say you to this photo shoot of the cast members (Lee Jin-wook, Jung Yong-hwa, Yang Dong-geun, and newcomer Jung Hae-in) in the new issue of Vogue? Cool and modern, or cheesy Ren-Faire costuming? Three Musketeers premieres on August 17. Tags: Jung Yong-hwa,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Employment equals life for Surplus Princess
by | July 21, 2014 | 37 Comments
Character teasers are out for the fantasy-workplace-romance drama Surplus Princess, continuing tvN’s streak of bubbly, light-hearted previews for its romantic comedies. I still contend that mermaid fantasy and office drama are a random pairing, but they’re taking the title pun all the way, it seems (Surplus Princess and Little Mermaid, that is). Jo Boa stars... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Ineffectual villainy
by | July 20, 2014 | 39 Comments
javabeans: So what was your week like? girlfriday: I guess busy and drama-filled. The usual? What about you? javabeans: Well, we recorded a podcast that should be up by the time this posts, so I got to listen to our voices over and over for hours on end. You know how there are people who... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #22
by | July 19, 2014 | 64 Comments
New podcast, finally! Fyi, we decided not to rush through a dozen shows at once this time (because that’s stressful), so we’ll be putting out another podcast shortly (as in, sooner rather than later) to cover the rest of the shows we haven’t mentioned yet.   Podcast #22 Running time: 1:10:11 In which we: Begin... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #352
by | July 18, 2014 | 289 Comments
  Ggot Jam Project – “Hey Boy” [ Download ] Open Thread #351 Open Thread #350 Open Thread #349 Open Thread #348 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 8
by | July 17, 2014 | 71 Comments
The identity game continues as our hero is tested to keep his cover and risk blowing it at every turn to save a loved one, determined to prove that he can protect both at the same time. Which of course he can, if I have anything to say about it. I know I know, I... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Pool kidnappings and tragic chicken
by | July 17, 2014 | 72 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments. Who wants dogs and tears? See if you can identify Secret Giraffe’s question: I’m not sure if this is a movie or a drama but it’s Korean and also really old, most... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 7
by | July 16, 2014 | 41 Comments
Family is the name of the cat-and-mouse game in this episode, as it propels the action toward its cliffhanger of an ending (this drama sure does have the cliffhanger format down, doesn’t it?). But perhaps the actual question should be: Who’s the cat and who’s the mouse? Our hero has been carefully plotting his revenge... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three previews for Three Musketeers
by | July 16, 2014 | 75 Comments
Ooh, these teasers for Three Musketeers sure are gorgeous. Okay, they don’t tell us anything and are far more style than substance, but with a title like that and a background story that’s as (in)famous as that of Crown Prince Sohyeon, who died a mysterious death that has spurred speculation throughout the centuries, I suppose... More »