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Drama Casting & News
Everyone’s got a secret to hide in Discovery of Romance
by | August 6, 2014 | 26 Comments
I do enjoy a rom-com with active, interesting posters (so many fall back on the old standbys and end up looking interchangeable with all the other rom-coms in dramaland), and KBS’s Discovery of Romance certainly has those. In the main posters, we get a continuation of the whole bickering-love-triangle motif that’s been driving much of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lovers’ quarrels begin for Discovery of Romance
by | August 5, 2014 | 62 Comments
We have a new set of teasers for KBS’s upcoming rom-com Discovery of Romance, and the show continues to look hilarious and cute. Then again, so did the teasers for another ex-lovers-reunite drama, Emergency Couple, and that drama was about as funny as a funeral wake. Just to keep things in perspective. Even so, I’m... More »


Drama Recaps
She’s So Lovable gains an idol, loses an actress
by | August 5, 2014 | 80 Comments
Are all the Infinite boys being cast in pairs now? SBS’s pop-music-centered drama She’s So Lovable first cast L, and now has added his groupmate Hoya, whom drama fans may better know as the sweet Joon-hee in tvN’s pop-culture phenom series Answer Me 1997. (Over on KBS, two more Infinite boys—Woohyun and Sungyeol—are acting in... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 1
by | August 4, 2014 | 38 Comments
javabeans: It’s another Flower Males traveling show! This one really snuck up on me—maybe it had less of a profile as Grandpas or Noonas, or maybe (more likely) I’m just a little bit… I don’t mean to say tired of the show, but used to might be more accurate. I fully expect to enjoy Youths... More »


Drama Casting & News
Krystal and Im Joo-eun join Rain in She’s So Lovable
by | August 4, 2014 | 115 Comments
With the simultaneous casting of Heirs alumnae Krystal (High Kick 3) and Im Joo-eun (Empress Ki), Rain has his love triangle in place for his upcoming SBS drama She’s So Lovable. She’s So Lovable is the “comic, sentimental love fantasy” that takes the pop music industry as its backdrop, featuring the growth and struggles of... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: A day in the life
by | August 2, 2014 | 50 Comments
javabeans: So, here’s a question we get asked a lot: What is a typical day of work like for Dramabeans? girlfriday: I don’t know why anyone would want to know what my work day is like, but it’s strangely one of the most common questions we get when we meet people. javabeans: I think it’s... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #354
by | August 1, 2014 | 254 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Go Kyung-pyo joins Nodame Cantabile remake as rocker violinist
by | August 1, 2014 | 50 Comments
Aside from that blip that we shall not speak of, I’m feeling pretty good about the casting for the Nodame Cantabile remake, which is tapping rising actor Go Kyung-pyo to play the Mine character. (They are reportedly in final negotiations.) Ha, this should be great. The drama had taken on the working title Cantabile Romance... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 12
by | July 31, 2014 | 73 Comments
Ooh, a strong episode with a lot of payoffs, and several big revelations. Yay to truths being blown open wide, because this changes the trajectory of our relationships, and I’m curious to see where we head from here. I found myself cheering on pretty much our whole cast of characters, to do the right thing... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three Musketeers (and prince) in poster and stills
by | July 31, 2014 | 28 Comments
So, I can’t give you any new news about tvN’s upcoming blockbuster action drama Three Musketeers, just stills. But they’re pretty stills! So have at ‘em. (I will contend that the main poster, above, is perhaps the least attractive of the bunch, but everything else has that slick, flashy veneer and fast-moving action energy, so... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 11
by | July 30, 2014 | 44 Comments
Both good guys and bad guys take a step forward… and a step back. And maybe even a step sideways? I’m enjoying how the alliances keep shifting among our players—not as drastically as from good to evil, or vice versa, but I suspect we’re about to see some shuffling behind the scenes as power players... More »