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Drama Casting & News
Finger hearts and first kisses for Oh My Ghostess
by | June 29, 2015 | 31 Comments
Oh My Ghostess premieres this weekend (yay), and the cast showed up to their press conference on the afternoon of June 29 to introduce the show, talk about their characters, and, of course, take pretty pretty pictures. Among the many reasons this drama has been attracting pre-show buzz is the fact that this will be... More »


Drama Casting & News
Red-eyed and book-hunting Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | June 28, 2015 | 40 Comments
Lucky for those of us awaiting the show, Scholar Who Walks the Night seems to be on a promo kick, churning out stills in quick succession; the production’s in full swing as it revs up for its premiere next week. I feel like we’ve seen a lot of Lee Jun-ki and Lee Yubi separately, so... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Foiled weddings and secret rich people
by | June 28, 2015 | 63 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Wedding intrigue: The drama I am looking for has this scene where a body drops from the ceiling during a wedding and the a person who was at the wedding was... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won, Kim Tae-hee get their nemeses in SBS’s Yong-pal
by | June 26, 2015 | 37 Comments
Jo Hyun-jae, Jung Woong-in, Jo Bok-rae The plot thickens for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday series Yong-pal, which is described in somewhat bemusing Engrish as a “spectacle unique melodrama,” which I’m taking to mean intensely dramatic and spectacle-filled. The show did undergo some rough waters when its director was switched, but now seems to be settling down,... More »


Drama Casting & News
The two faces of Yoon Kye-sang in JTBC’s Last
by | June 26, 2015 | 12 Comments
JTBC, you are killing me with your Last teasers. Omgah, what will it take for you to make some that actually move?? Sure, they look slick and cool and thriller-esque, I’ll give you that on the style front… but basically, every teaser has been just a collection of stills set to music. No moving people!... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #401
by | June 26, 2015 | 303 Comments
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Dramabeans panels at KCON 2015: Talkin’ ’bout dramas, academia, fandoms, and lovefests
by | June 26, 2015 | 33 Comments
Hey all, we’ve got details to share with you about our upcoming appearance at KCON 2015! If you plan to go, we hope you’ll swing by and catch one of our two panels and say hey. KCON takes place from July 31 through August 2 (Friday-Sunday) at Staples Center and the LA Convention Center in... More »
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Drama Recaps
Warm and Cozy: Episode 14
by | June 25, 2015 | 128 Comments
Get ready for an episode of cute!… is something I can’t say, despite the image above that might suggest otherwise. It’s a fleeting moment of sweetness, yes, but in a sea of circular logic and backwards progress. My kingdom for movement that actually takes us somewhere! I guess I could have put up an image... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Hyun-woo fights for the little guy in JTBC’s new drama Awl
by | June 25, 2015 | 21 Comments
Ji Hyun-woo is heading to cable for his next drama, a JTBC series with a serious-sounding bent, titled Awl. The drama is based on a webtoon of the same name, which is in turn inspired by real-life events that transpired in 2002 when union workers were unfairly fired from large supermarket chain Carrefour, and fought... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: High school hell
by | June 23, 2015 | 208 Comments
javabeans: So, with two dramas recently airing that were set in high school (Who Are You—School 2015 and Angry Mom), dealt with gritty topics, and had secret identities in play, it makes you wonder… girlfriday: Which school had the worst bullies? Which teacher perpetrated the most morally egregious abuse of power? Which school had the... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS’s Yong-pal loses actors, considers adding Jo Hyun-jae
by | June 23, 2015 | 28 Comments
Erm, should I be worried about you, Yong-pal? Why all the pre-drama shuffling? On the heels of the recent director switch, the SBS drama has parted ways with two of its supporting cast members, Oh Jung-se (The Lover, Plus Nine Boys) and Jo Jae-yoon (Liar Game). Interesting that the show had been so adamant that... More »