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Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 10
by | July 24, 2014 | 65 Comments
I think Soo-in earned her spotlight today, didn’t she? It’s a jam-packed episode full of revelations and character development, all of them in welcome directions. Some people are pushed to their breaking points while others find a way back from the ledge and come to a sense of peace. What I find even more compelling,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young in the mix to join Healer
by | July 24, 2014 | 79 Comments
Wow, that was fast: Yoo Ji-tae (Midnight FM, A Star’s Lover) announced his casting in the new Song Ji-nah (Faith, Story of a Man, Legend) drama Healer just earlier this week, and now we have news of two additional potential castings with Ji Chang-wook (Empress Ki) and Park Min-young (A New Leaf). We don’t have... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 9
by | July 23, 2014 | 52 Comments
Secrets are made, kept, and also discovered—and not a moment too soon, because often what it takes to keep the tension in a plot going strong isn’t the continued stressor of preserving the secret, but blowing it wide open and dealing with the fallout. It’s much more interesting to explore the “What next?” conundrum than... More »


Drama Casting & News
First look at Night Watchman’s dragons and ghosts
by | July 22, 2014 | 126 Comments
Here’s the first preview for MBC’s upcoming ghostbusting, dragon-slaying fantasy-sageuk Records of a Night Watchman, which premieres on August 4 after Triangle wraps up next week. The teaser tells us: “A world of chaos in which humans and ghosts live together… These are the night watchman’s last records.” Aside from that, well, my momma told... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoo Ji-tae signs on to new Song Ji-nah drama Healer
by | July 21, 2014 | 13 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae is coming back! To television, for one thing, but also to acting—the Hwang Jini, Traces of Love, and Oldboy star has been focusing his efforts in recent years on directing, and thus hasn’t been taking on very many acting projects. Aside from a Japanese film (The Tenor), he hasn’t acted in a movie... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Three musketeers go modern for Vogue
by | July 21, 2014 | 34 Comments
Erm… the previews for action-sageuk drama Three Musketeers looked pretty spiffy, but what say you to this photo shoot of the cast members (Lee Jin-wook, Jung Yong-hwa, Yang Dong-geun, and newcomer Jung Hae-in) in the new issue of Vogue? Cool and modern, or cheesy Ren-Faire costuming? Three Musketeers premieres on August 17. Tags: Jung Yong-hwa,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Employment equals life for Surplus Princess
by | July 21, 2014 | 37 Comments
Character teasers are out for the fantasy-workplace-romance drama Surplus Princess, continuing tvN’s streak of bubbly, light-hearted previews for its romantic comedies. I still contend that mermaid fantasy and office drama are a random pairing, but they’re taking the title pun all the way, it seems (Surplus Princess and Little Mermaid, that is). Jo Boa stars... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Ineffectual villainy
by | July 20, 2014 | 39 Comments
javabeans: So what was your week like? girlfriday: I guess busy and drama-filled. The usual? What about you? javabeans: Well, we recorded a podcast that should be up by the time this posts, so I got to listen to our voices over and over for hours on end. You know how there are people who... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #22
by | July 19, 2014 | 64 Comments
New podcast, finally! Fyi, we decided not to rush through a dozen shows at once this time (because that’s stressful), so we’ll be putting out another podcast shortly (as in, sooner rather than later) to cover the rest of the shows we haven’t mentioned yet.   Podcast #22 Running time: 1:10:11 In which we: Begin... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #352
by | July 18, 2014 | 289 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 8
by | July 17, 2014 | 74 Comments
The identity game continues as our hero is tested to keep his cover and risk blowing it at every turn to save a loved one, determined to prove that he can protect both at the same time. Which of course he can, if I have anything to say about it. I know I know, I... More »