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Drama Casting & News
First teaser introduces the merchants of Master of Trade—Inn 2015
by | August 27, 2015 | 48 Comments
Here’s our first look at KBS’s upcoming sageuk drama Master of Trade—Inn 2015, the late-Joseon-era series centering around the success story of one man (Jang Hyuk) who worked his way up from being the inheritor to a defunct inn to becoming one of the most successful merchants in the nation. In the teaser, Jang Hyuk’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 15
by | August 26, 2015 | 235 Comments
I think I’d like an episode that wasn’t predicated on a noble sacrifice (pretty please?), which seems to be such a regular occurrence here in Scholar-land that I cease to find it a moving plot point. But if you press me to find a silver lining about it, I suppose I prefer episodes like this... More »


Drama Casting & News
She Was Pretty’s first teaser doles out sweetness and kisses
by | August 26, 2015 | 77 Comments
Okay, fine, ONE kiss, not multiples. Still, I’ll take it. (Warning: There is a video that auto-plays in this post. Sorry! It’s the only one MBC has released that allows us to watch the first teaser for She Was Pretty, sadly.) The teaser gives us a cute glimpse into the rom-com’s leads and their chemistry,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dramabeans exclusive: Interview with City Hunter, Doctor Stranger PD Jin Hyuk
by | August 25, 2015 | 152 Comments
We’ve got a special treat for you guys today, and are excited to present to you our very own exclusive interview with one of dramaland’s hitmaker directors, PD Jin Hyuk, whom you may know from his string of popular dramas like Brilliant Legacy, Prosecutor Princess, City Hunter, Master’s Sun, and Doctor Stranger. I know, so... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoo Ah-in takes up the sword in Six Flying Dragons
by | August 25, 2015 | 90 Comments
The first teaser is out for SBS’s historical drama Six Flying Dragons, and it looks pretty great—all cinematic and thudding with suspense. The drama feels exciting and epic, not like your father’s typical stuffy old sageuk (or fine, my father’s stuffy old sageuk—he likes ’em extra-boring and historically accurate), that’s for sure. Six Flying Dragons... More »


Drama Casting & News
Moon Geun-young, Kim Jae-wook confirm SBS’s Village
by | August 24, 2015 | 56 Comments
SBS’s upcoming Village is on a casting spree, with a slew of additions to the cast being made in quick succession. Heading the list is Moon Geun-young (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), who has confirmed taking the lead role in the mysterious drama about a seemingly peaceful, crime-free village that is rocked when an unknown corpse... More »


Drama Casting & News
It’s Okay, That Winter writer Noh Hee-kyung wooed by tvN
by | August 23, 2015 | 57 Comments
When can we declare the tvN conquest of dramaland complete? Has it already claimed dominion, or do we have to wait until every major PD and hit writer jumps ship to consider it complete? ‘Cause now we can add Noh Hee-kyung to the list, she of thoughtful insight, complex character development, and subtle melodrama (okay,... More »


Drama Recaps
Oh My Ghostess: Episode 15
by | August 21, 2015 | 138 Comments
Things take a dark turn today, but with that darkness comes some answers, and also some resolution. (Also, the episode is quite literally dark, as in strain-your-eyes-against-the-grayscale dark, and frankly I could have used more resolution on the graphic front. Hur hur. But until this director learns to light his night scenes better, I suppose... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #409
by | August 21, 2015 | 327 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Kim Woo-bin and Suzy couple up in Lee Kyung-hee romance drama
by | August 19, 2015 | 264 Comments
Wow, well if this isn’t a new (drama) power couple in the making: Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) will be headlining a drama with Suzy (Gu Family Book), and it’ll come from writer Lee Kyung-hee, who has penned a number of hit dramas, among them Nice Guy, Thank You, A Love to Kill, and I’m Sorry, I... More »


Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 13
by | August 19, 2015 | 152 Comments
Hearts, prepare to be pinched: It’s a particularly moving episode, driven by characters and love and heartfelt good intentions. Which, okay, also comes with a fresh side of pain, but I’ll take it because I do love when this drama hits the right emotional chords. It’s easy for the story to veer in other directions... More »