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Suzy transforms into Joseon-era singer in Dorihwaga (Sound of a Flower)
by | November 2, 2015 | 55 Comments
Historical film Dorihwaga (English title: The Sound of a Flower), based on a true story about a famous pansori master and the pupil who becomes the country’s first official female pansori singer, is set to premiere later this month and recently released these promo posters and stills. The promos mostly feature the two leads, Ryu... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Underdogs and overdogs
by | November 1, 2015 | 71 Comments
girlfriday: I love Sassy Go Go. Okay, maybe I love Ji-soo in Sassy Go Go, but whatever, same diff. javabeans: I have a love-hate relationship with it, in that it’s super cute, but also makes my blood boil. girlfriday: What? But everybody loves a good underdog story! javabeans: Yes, and I do too, they’re just... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Dramas on vacation, in the hospital, and all night long
by | November 1, 2015 | 30 Comments
Thanks to everyone who sent in addiction stories! To submit, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   Louisa writes about her “Oh My Traveling Ghostess” experience: I’ve been a long time K-drama watcher and so has my sister. This past summer we embarked... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramabeans Top 10: Korean dramas about friends-to-lovers romances
by | October 30, 2015 | 124 Comments
javabeans: Did everyone like the first Top 10 feature? I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it… in that capping my workload to just 10 entries (…ish) is really working for me. girlfriday: Being limited is really liberating. It also means we have the energy to think up new lists on new topics, which keeps it... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #419
by | October 30, 2015 | 297 Comments
  Yoo Jae-hwan, Kim Ye-rim – “Coffee” [ Download ]   RELATED POSTS Open Thread #418 Open Thread #417 Open Thread #416 Open Thread #415 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 8
by | October 29, 2015 | 39 Comments
Our heroine turns a corner and happily, finally, exhibits some grit in the face of unpleasantness—nice So-yoon was rather boring to watch, since the extent of her activity seemed to be looking wide-eyed and accepting what everyone said. But shunned So-yoon is, gratifyingly, more proactive and assertive, and it’s a relief to see her pushing... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 7
by | October 28, 2015 | 28 Comments
Ah, I feel like our characters are finally catching up to speed with the rest of us, now that they’re putting together answers to some of our biggest questions. Next up is figuring out the whys of it all, as some serious doubts crop up and loyalties come into question. The problem with this town... More »

Drama Casting & News
Shin Mina, So Ji-sub weigh in on Oh My Venus
by | October 28, 2015 | 78 Comments
Ah, now we have a proper teaser for upcoming rom-com drama Oh My Venus (I don’t care what KBS says, this clip of a gym workout hardly counts), and it gives us a glimpse into the cute sparring dynamic between leads Shin Mina and So Ji-sub. I have to say, it looks adorable. I’m still... More »

Drama Casting & News
So Ji-sub pumps iron for Oh My Venus
by | October 27, 2015 | 95 Comments
You know what they say: One man’s teaser is another man’s workout. No, seriously, this new teaser clip for KBS’s upcoming rom-com Oh My Venus is just a bunch of shots of its star, So Ji-sub, pumping iron. Huh. Sure, he does it very well—some of those moves look equal parts awe-inspiring and painful. And... More »

Drama Casting & News
Im Joo-hwan up to rival Kim Woo-bin in Lightly, Ardently
by | October 27, 2015 | 59 Comments
Im Joo-hwan (Oh My Ghostess) may have tapped into his darker side in his last drama, but he’s looking to return to his nicer boy-next-door side for his (potential) next project, KBS’s Lightly, Ardently, alongside previously cast Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) and Suzy (Gu Family Book). Current reports are that he received the offer and is... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Jin-woon joins JTBC rom-com Madame Antoine
by | October 26, 2015 | 32 Comments
2AM member and actor Jung Jin-woon (Marriage Not Dating) is the newest addition to JTBC’s upcoming weekend drama Madame Antoine, which recently secured Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty) and Sung Joon (High Society) to headline. I’ve been curious about this drama because the initial description was so vague that it left me wondering; it... More »

How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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