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Drama Casting & News
Descended’s Kim Min-seok eyes Doctors as next drama
by | April 5, 2016 | 61 Comments
Nice to see his stint in Descended From the Sun is doing Kim Min-seok some good, since he’s now up to join the upcoming SBS drama Doctors, which recently confirmed Kim Rae-won (Punch) and Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio) as its leads. The role Kim Min-seok is up to play is a neurosurgeon (with that baby face?... More »


Drama Casting & News
Meet the beautiful knights of Hwarang: The Beginning
by | April 4, 2016 | 194 Comments
You know what, I was wrong. Really wrong — to believe that Park Seo-joon (She Was Pretty) was good-looking in only a quirky, unconventional way, and not at all the pretty-boy way. Because looking at these freshly released promo images for KBS’s upcoming drama Hwarang: The Beginning, I found him fitting right in to the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Mar. 28–Apr. 3, 2016
by | April 3, 2016 | 138 Comments
We’ve got a few new shows to add to the ratings discussion this week, with a three-way premiere on the broadcast stations this Monday. Gambling fusion sageuk Jackpot came out in the lead, with the slick underdog lawyer drama Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho right on its heels. Revenge-themed 50-episode Monster came in third, though this... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 7 (Final)
by | April 2, 2016 | 32 Comments
girlfriday: So the final “director’s cut” episode starts out with a brief recap of the trip thus far, along with a caption apology from the PD for the mistakes made (in reference to wearing robes in the restaurant and the swimming pool scene at the hotel). javabeans: I know it’s just a formality, but it’s... More »


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Beans of Wisdom: Comments of the week
by | April 2, 2016 | 61 Comments
girlfriday: New feature! We’re trying something new, because so often we read great comments on Dramabeans and bemoan the death of the thumbs-up button. But that button broke things, and we still want to give good comments their due. javabeans: Plus, we love that we have a robust commenting community, but that sometimes means a... More »


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Be a Dramabeans recap minion: Now taking applications!
by | April 1, 2016 | 145 Comments
It’s time for another round of minion tryouts! We don’t do this often (we first took applications two years ago), but we’re opening up Dramabeans to try out new writers. We love our little family, but now we’re all overworked and we know there are still dramas that are slipping through the cracks, and here’s... More »
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Lee Soo-hyuk up for second lead in Lucky Romance
by | April 1, 2016 | 37 Comments
Aw, it’s not a lead role, but I do think I’d like to see Lee Soo-hyuk joining the MBC romantic-comedy series Lucky Romance, since I tend to like him best in supporting roles anyway — his most recent turn in OCN’s comic action-thriller Neighborhood Hero was super endearing, plus he made an unhinged vampire compelling... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Rae-won, Park Shin-hye confirmed for SBS’s Doctors
by | March 31, 2016 | 62 Comments
I had a feeling this was coming, and now producers have confirmed that Kim Rae-won (Punch) and Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio) have signed on to star in the upcoming Monday-Tuesday SBS miniseries Doctors. Both actors had been announced weeks ago as possibilities, and a few days ago there was even a rash of confirmation articles that... More »


Drama Casting & News
MBC eyes remake of classic contract marriage drama 1% of Anything
by | March 31, 2016 | 49 Comments
Here we have another remake in the works, but instead of remaking a foreign property or adapting a webtoon/movie/book into a drama, MBC is looking to remake one of its own properties: 2003 drama 1% of Anything, starring an early-career Kang Dong-won and Kim Jung-hwa in a contract-marriage romance.... More »
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Drama Recaps
Goodbye Mr. Black: Episode 5
by | March 30, 2016 | 49 Comments
This revenge did not set up the way I thought it would, but it does give us the room to explore other aspects of our hero’s betrayal and loss of love. There’s a fun caper element driving his scheme, and I’m happy to see the formation of a Scooby gang, even if we’re not given... More »




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