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Drama Casting & News
Kim Ok-bin and Lee Hee-joon pair in new JTBC drama
by | April 8, 2014 | 20 Comments
JTBC is planning their next Monday-Tuesday drama offering, Yoo-na’s Street, and Kim Ok-bin (Sword and Flower, Thirst) has been cast as the lead, Kang Yoo-na. She’ll star opposite Lee Hee-joon—aw, I like him. (His most recent dramas are God of the Office and Jeon Woo-chi, but it was You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly that was... More »


Drama Recaps
God’s Gift – 14 Days: Episode 11
by | April 7, 2014 | 140 Comments
The clock really gets ticking in this episode, and Fate reasserts itself as the bitch we all know her to be. Just when I was starting to think our team had broken free of the path set in the first timeline, we’re reminded that Fate doesn’t like to be cheated, and exerts an inertia that... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Oh Snap! To the Grave
by | April 7, 2014 | 19 Comments
I hate when movies release only one still at a time (soooo stingy), but as far as single stills go, this one from action-crime thriller To the Grave is pretty compelling. This is the movie starring Lee Seon-kyun as a cop who makes a mistake that results in a death, then tries to cover it... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-ki and Yeo Jin-gu partner up in Shoot My Heart
by | April 7, 2014 | 39 Comments
This should make for quite the match-up: Lee Min-ki (Monster, Very Ordinary Couple) and Yeo Jin-gu (Hwa-yi, Potato Star 2013QR3) are teaming up in a new movie titled Shoot My Heart. Based on an award-winning novel of the same name, Shoot My Heart centers around two young men who both end up in a psychiatric... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Rooftop kisses and masks
by | April 5, 2014 | 68 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Sounds like Taeryn watched her drama while in Korea, but it’s been a few years: I was hoping you could identify this drama for me. It’s been bugging me for years not knowing this drama. I’m... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: The cloud monster
by | April 4, 2014 | 25 Comments
girlfriday: So, I’m not sure how this happened, but another week went by. javabeans: Apparently that’s the thing that time does. Keeps going. girlfriday: Well somebody needs to put a stop to that. Didja do anything fun? javabeans: …that’s a sad question. By which I mean it’s a question that provokes sadness. I guess we’ll... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #337
by | April 4, 2014 | 277 Comments
  Kim Ji-soo – “되돌아간다” [ Download ] Open Thread #336 Open Thread #335 Open Thread #334 Open Thread #333 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Age of Feeling: Finale Open Thread
by | April 3, 2014 | 132 Comments
Um, we have some good news and some bad news. I’ll start with the bad news because we actually only have bad news. HeadsNo2 was unfortunately in an accident yesterday, and first of all she’s okay, but second of all she’s still banged up and in lots of pain so we’re sending her tons of... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #21
by | April 3, 2014 | 69 Comments
We’re back with another podcast! With so many dramas to talk about, this one’s on the lengthy side, so I’ve tried to delineate the subject breaks clearly so you can skip the stuff about dramas you haven’t seen.   Podcast #21 Running time: 1:29:53 In which we: Start off by revisiting You From Another Star;... More »


Meta
One last reminder: Dramabeans in Boston tomorrow
by | April 3, 2014 | 14 Comments
One last reminder before we’re off to Boston! Our talk at Harvard will be taking place tomorrow night and we’d love to see you there and talk dramas and chat about whatever else comes to mind. Of course if you guys don’t show up Girlfriday and I are totally cool to hang out in an... More »
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Drama Casting & News
Greed and crime drive financial thriller Golden Cross
by | April 3, 2014 | 22 Comments
The first poster’s out for KBS’s Golden Cross, and it looks pretty sleek. It also sort of looks like Kim Kang-woo is hugging himself (and Lee Shi-young), but overall the broken visual effect is kinda cool. The copy on the poster reads: “0.001% of greed, 100% of crimes, 1% of evidence.” It’s mathy, but I’ll... More »