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See you at KCON this weekend!
by | August 8, 2014 | 38 Comments
  Any Beanies out there planning to go to KCON in Los Angeles this weekend? If you are, we’d love to see you at either or both of the panels we’ll be speaking at! This year, we’ve got a panel on each day, and they are, conveniently, both in the same location (Panel Tent #1)... More »


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Open Thread #355
by | August 8, 2014 | 327 Comments
  Sweet Sorrow – “멋진 날” (Fine Day) [ Download ] Open Thread #354 Open Thread #353 Open Thread #352 Open Thread #351 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 14
by | August 7, 2014 | 47 Comments
Our hero loses a bit of faith but gains resolve, and revenge takes center stage, shunting off politics to the side. Not that the politics doesn’t try to horn its way back, but our hero isn’t having it—not when there are more important things to do, people to kill. It feels like we’re stepping into... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 13
by | August 6, 2014 | 72 Comments
Today thrusts us onto a political roller coaster, with our characters upping their smarts game and going in for the tactical kill, only to realize that being an evil political mastermind is a lot harder than it looks. There’s a reason each drama only has one of those! Also, it looks like Joseon Gunman is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Falling bodies and marrying exes in My Secret Hotel
by | August 6, 2014 | 52 Comments
Ah, now I’m finally getting a sense for the tone of tvN’s upcoming drama My Secret Hotel, which has been touting itself as a “killing romance.” Aside from the fact that the term doesn’t actually make sense (if only they’d called it a killer romance!), I knew they meant there would be romance and also... More »


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 »