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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 | 580 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 »

Dramabeans Podcast #33
by | September 4, 2016 | 212 Comments
We’re trying something a little different this time, so the format will be a little looser than normal… in that there isn’t much of a format today. More like a free-for-all. And rather than going drama by drama, we wanted to focus more on actors today — any and all that we could think of,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hwarang: The Beginning to begin in December
by | September 2, 2016 | 52 Comments
Finally, an update on Hwarang: The Beginning! The fusion historical drama about the beautiful warriors of the Silla kingdom had initially been planned as a summer drama on KBS, but summer came and went and all we knew was that the drama was still shooting. Now we have word that Hwarang has completed shoots, and... More »