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K-drama YA novel alert: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
by | September 15, 2016 | 46 Comments
It isn’t often that we write about books on Dramabeans, but when I heard there was a Young Adult novel coming out that explicitly deals with K-dramas—and a Korean-American heroine who uses K-dramas as a love guide—it sounded like exactly the kind of thing Beanies might want to know about. We initially heard from YA... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 8
by | September 13, 2016 | 487 Comments
Aw, there’s a poignancy in today’s episode that feels like the perfect way to follow up yesterday’s episode. We can’t always hope to top those climactic heart-grabbing moments, so I’m not looking for the show to one-up itself every hour, and I appreciate the natural, heartfelt outflow as the characters continue to work through their... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Yo-won, Jin Gu in talks to join Night Light
by | September 13, 2016 | 50 Comments
Ah, all of a sudden we have a bunch of casting news on MBC’s Night Light, which just yesterday reported that UEE (Marriage Contract) was in contention to play a leading role. Now we have two more names up to join the show: Lee Yo-won (Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki) and Jin Gu (Descended From... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 7
by | September 12, 2016 | 579 Comments
What a great episode to break 20% ratings with. It had a lot of elements going for it, and packed a surprise emotional punch even in its side stories. There’s denial and confusion and a lot of emotions, which makes for a satisfying episode all around. I foresee many squees being had; if you’ve seen... More »

Drama Casting & News
From gleaming abs to glowering eyebags for The K2
by | September 12, 2016 | 89 Comments
Okay, so maybe these aren’t the most flattering posters ever. It sort of looks like nobody’s slept in a month and stumbled onto an Addams Family set, but I’m going to go with Teasers > Posters on this one, and at least on the teaser front, The K2 looks solid. I’ll just go rewatch those... More »

Drama Casting & News
UEE offered leading role in upcoming MBC drama Night Light
by | September 12, 2016 | 55 Comments
Looks like MBC’s upcoming drama Night Light is ready to start casting: The latest news is that the drama production has an offer out to UEE (Marriage Contract) to headline. (As so often is the case, the initial report cited a broadcast source who stated that UEE would take the role, only to be swiftly... More »

Drama Casting & News
KBS in talks to extend Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | September 8, 2016 | 208 Comments
(Did I just hear a chorus of “Noooooooooo”s when you all read that headline? Followed by gnashing of teeth and angry mouse-clicking?) Cheerful, youth-driven romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is dramaland’s latest breakout hit, and it’s a show that delights me every episode so I’m thrilled to see it getting a lot of love.... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 6
by | September 6, 2016 | 449 Comments
This is a great episode to be the prince—well, he does suffer and struggle for a bit, so in that sense there’s a fair amount of pain too. But inasmuch as the payoff is all sorts of gratifying, it’s a great arc for the prince that displays growth on more than one front, while solidifying... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 5
by | September 5, 2016 | 338 Comments
Holy moly, this episode jumped Moonlight Drawn By Clouds’ ratings to 19.3%. That’s a nice bump, and judging from the episode, wholly deserved; this storyline is heating up and the emotions are deepening, leading us into my favorite part of a romance—when feelings are still coming into focus, setting us up for a whirlwind of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Sung-woong goes Man to Man with Park Hae-jin
by | September 5, 2016 | 54 Comments
Ooh, Man to Man just got more interesting with the casting of Park Sung-woong (Remember—Son’s War, Hidden Identity) to star opposite Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) in the upcoming JTBC drama about a Hallyu star and the bodyguard assigned to protect him.... More »