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Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 14
by | January 4, 2017 | 176 Comments
Yay, I’m pleased with where we’re heading, and how, every time I worry about possibly dragging out a budding conflict or potential complication, the show actually moves right along and progresses to the next phase. I don’t know if there’s an objective measure for what ideally paced plot is, but I do think this writer... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Sung-woong gets decked out in a batsuit for Man to Man
by | January 3, 2017 | 22 Comments
Okay, so it’s not technically a batsuit, but I dare anybody to take a look at Park Sung-woong’s (Remember–Son’s War) latest stills from his upcoming bromance-action drama Man to Man and think of anything other than batsuit. It can’t be done! The drama is centered around a secret agent (Park Hae-jin) who becomes a bodyguard... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nam Joo-hyuk offered lead in tvN’s Bride of the Water God
by | January 2, 2017 | 452 Comments
This would be quite the leap for Nam Joo-hyuk: He has been offered the lead in a high-profile tvN drama project called Bride of the Water God 2017, based on a manhwa of the same name (sans the 2017). He has not been confirmed, as initial reports misstated, but cable station tvN did state that... More »

Celebrate Dramabeans’ 10th anniversary with us!
by | January 2, 2017 | 300 Comments
Happy new year everybody! This year is special for us not only because we get to kick 2016 away (although it was admittedly a pretty solid year for dramas) and welcome in a fresh, unspoiled one, but also because it marks Dramabeans’ tenth anniversary. This site started as a tiny side project in January 2007,... More »

Drama Casting & News
A tense stand-off and a promise in Ruler–Master of the Mask’s first teaser
by | January 2, 2017 | 110 Comments
Woohoo, here’s our first look at MBC’s historical drama Ruler–Master of the Mask, starring Yoo Seung-ho (Remember–Son’s War) as a determined crown prince and Kim So-hyun (Bring It On, Ghost) as a woman determined to get revenge on him, who then falls in love with him. Their encounter in this first teaser is short, but... More »

Drama Casting & News
2016 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2016 | 253 Comments
Awards, awards, so many awards! Not only are there a glut of ceremonies at this time of year, the 2016 SBS Drama Awards decided to change up their awards categories this year, separating them into multiple divisions by genre on top of the standard Top Excellence and Excellence prizes, amounting in a truly ridiculous number... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Sang-yub offered role in KBS’s upcoming Perfect Wife
by | December 28, 2016 | 25 Comments
Lee Sang-yub (This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair) is the latest name to be courted to KBS’s upcoming drama Perfect Wife, which is the show in talks to star nineties It Girl Go So-young (Blue Fish) in her drama comeback. It’s described as being Lee Sang-yub’s first leading role in a broadcast series,... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Why You Should Watch: Father, I’ll Take Care of You
by | December 26, 2016 | 168 Comments
We’re trying out a new feature, which we’re calling Why You Should Watch, because we’ve been wanting to open up more avenues for talking about dramas outside of recaps and series reviews, and to give you guys a chance to participate directly as well. The title’s pretty self-explanatory: Here’s your chance to present a case... More »

Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 8
by | December 24, 2016 | 505 Comments
Aha, time for answers to some major questions, some of which we’ve suspected all along and others that are fresher, as well as the opening up of brand-new questions. It’s an interesting conundrum to witness love deepening in a world where love may not, in fact, conquer all (or even very much at all). And... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 12
by | December 22, 2016 | 223 Comments
I don’t think I’ve ever liked Lee Min-ho this much, which is a surprise because I liked him an awful lot in his Boys Before Flowers and City Hunter days, and so very little in the years following that I wasn’t sure I’d ever come around again. But Joon-jae flailing is my favorite thing right... More »