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Drama Casting & News
Jang Hyuk becomes dangerous and life-saving for Beautiful Mind
by | June 6, 2016 | 31 Comments
It’s a day of teasers, with another set here for KBS’s upcoming medical-mystery drama Beautiful Mind, starring Jang Hyuk (Master of Trade—Inn 2105) as a neurosurgery expert who can’t feel feelings, who gets caught up in a string of mysterious deaths. Still no sign of leading lady Park So-dam (Because It’s the First Time) in... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | June 4, 2016 | 133 Comments
We’re back for another check-in on What We’re Watching! I’ve been enjoying the capsule updates, both as the watcher and the reader, and it seems you guys have as well. As we mentioned previously, we intend to have people cycle in and out of the weekly updates, so not everyone will necessarily write in every... More »

Drama Casting & News
Han Ye-ri considering upbeat JTBC roommate drama Age of Youth
by | June 3, 2016 | 46 Comments
Ooh, here’s promising news: Han Ye-ri (Six Flying Dragons) is in talks to return in a new drama, and the writer is one I’d be happy to welcome back to dramaland: Park Yeon-sun, who’s back with her first series in four years with a JTBC drama titled Age of Youth. Admittedly writer Park’s last drama... More »

Drama Casting & News
The twisted reality show begins for crime thriller Wanted
by | June 2, 2016 | 22 Comments
This first teaser for Wanted is short, but it’s a good one — right off the bat, it’s mysterious, sinister, and gets out its premise boldly and efficiently. If the teaser’s style is indicative of the rest of the series (and that’s not always the case), we may be in for a solid summer thriller.... More »

Drama Recaps
Lucky Romance: Episode 3
by | June 1, 2016 | 67 Comments
We wrap up the setup now and set the stage for the real conflict/scheme to get going, which means that I’m looking forward to tomorrow to kick us off on our heroine’s comic foibles. It also means that this episode was still getting the characters where we knew they were heading all along, which felt... More »

Drama Casting & News
Disco-dancing Baek-hee returns with a new name and a secret
by | June 1, 2016 | 12 Comments
It’s a short series, but based on these teasers, Baek-hee Has Returned is shaping up to be a cute, funny interlude in between dramas. The four-episode mini-drama stars Kang Ye-won (Bad Guys) as a former It Girl in her sleepy island town named Yang Baek-hee, who left abruptly at eighteen and then comes back eighteen... More »

Drama Casting & News
Filming begins on SBS’s upcoming thriller Wanted
by | May 31, 2016 | 20 Comments
Admittedly these first stills from SBS’s upcoming thriller Wanted aren’t that thrilling, but I suppose I can wait a little while longer for the thrills kick in; with its high-concept crime-mystery plot, I anticipate that once it gets going, it won’t let up anytime soon. At least, that had better be the case, since it’s... More »

Drama Recaps
Dramaworld: Episodes 7-10 (Final)
by | May 30, 2016 | 30 Comments
girlfriday: Wait, so I’m pretty sure Episode 6 ended with everyone dying, but now they’re all miraculously better. Claire climbs up from the ledge of the building, and Joon has a wee little bandage where he was shot with the arrow that put him in a coma. javabeans: Well, it’s Dramaworld, where deaths are mostly... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jeon Ji-hyun, Lee Min-ho team up in new SBS drama Legend of the Blue Sea
by | May 30, 2016 | 217 Comments
It’s happening, it’s really happening: Jeon Ji-hyun is re-teaming with her You From Another Star writer, Park Ji-eun, for a new drama co-starring Lee Min-ho (Heirs), with a high likelihood of him reuniting with his City Hunter director, PD Jin Hyuk. Is China even going to be able to handle the excitement? I half expect... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | May 28, 2016 | 187 Comments
We had the suggestion put to us about creating a feature that allows us recappers to talk more regularly about the shows we aren’t personally recapping. It seemed like a good idea to give everyone the chance to weigh in on other shows without creating multiple reviews of the same thing, or waiting till the... More »

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3 A for effort, C for execution.

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

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