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Drama Casting & News
One last barrage of promos for the swashbuckling Three Musketeers
by | August 14, 2014 | 34 Comments
We don’t have much longer to wait before tvN premieres its latest drama, Three Musketeers, this coming weekend, so why not prepare for the event with a whole slew of pretty pictures? I’d call the drama as a whole an ensemble piece, but it feels a bit like a two-headliner deal with Lee Jin-wook in... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 15
by | August 13, 2014 | 40 Comments
A hero is born! It’s an episode of turning points, as some people turn toward the light and others head for the darkness. Our hero faces a moment of truth and questions the path he’s been traveling, discovering that perhaps there’s another way to get things done. It’s a truth that’s been staring him in... More »


Drama Casting & News
tvN launches its own award ceremony
by | August 13, 2014 | 85 Comments
The Big Three broadcasters have one more reason to be wary of tvN, which is nipping at their heels as a rival — and doing a frankly bang-up job of becoming a worthy competitor despite its smaller, newer rookie status as a cable programmer. Now tvN has announced that it’ll be launching its own awards... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bad Boys of OCN join forces to take down a bigger bad
by | August 12, 2014 | 50 Comments
Time to check back in with Bad Boys, the OCN crime thriller that features a rather compelling assortment of characters—all criminals of different stripes—who work together against an even bigger criminal element. The copy on the title reads, “The bad boys who catch bad guys.” With reliably badass Kim Sang-joong (A New Leaf, City Hunter)... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Lies, monks, and Uptown Girl
by | August 11, 2014 | 87 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments. Lucy has a pretty good, detailed description of a drama I bet you’ll know: One thing I really remember was its catchy theme song. I would hum it if I could, but... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: One chart to rule them all
by | August 9, 2014 | 71 Comments
girlfriday: So, are you all packed for KCON? javabeans: I have a recap left to write, so obviously, nothing is packed. Recaps always come first, don’t you know? girlfriday: Oh, I KNOW. The recap schedule, it owns us. javabeans: You think we’re joking, but there’s a huge chart we plan our every movement around, and... More »


Meta
See you at KCON this weekend!
by | August 8, 2014 | 38 Comments
  Any Beanies out there planning to go to KCON in Los Angeles this weekend? If you are, we’d love to see you at either or both of the panels we’ll be speaking at! This year, we’ve got a panel on each day, and they are, conveniently, both in the same location (Panel Tent #1)... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #355
by | August 8, 2014 | 327 Comments
  Sweet Sorrow – “멋진 날” (Fine Day) [ Download ] Open Thread #354 Open Thread #353 Open Thread #352 Open Thread #351 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 14
by | August 7, 2014 | 47 Comments
Our hero loses a bit of faith but gains resolve, and revenge takes center stage, shunting off politics to the side. Not that the politics doesn’t try to horn its way back, but our hero isn’t having it—not when there are more important things to do, people to kill. It feels like we’re stepping into... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 13
by | August 6, 2014 | 72 Comments
Today thrusts us onto a political roller coaster, with our characters upping their smarts game and going in for the tactical kill, only to realize that being an evil political mastermind is a lot harder than it looks. There’s a reason each drama only has one of those! Also, it looks like Joseon Gunman is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Falling bodies and marrying exes in My Secret Hotel
by | August 6, 2014 | 52 Comments
Ah, now I’m finally getting a sense for the tone of tvN’s upcoming drama My Secret Hotel, which has been touting itself as a “killing romance.” Aside from the fact that the term doesn’t actually make sense (if only they’d called it a killer romance!), I knew they meant there would be romance and also... More »