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Kim Yoo-jung considers fantasy romance film starring Cha Tae-hyun
by | June 19, 2015 | 24 Comments
Kim Yoo-jung (Angry Mom, Elegant Lie) is enjoying a pretty nice career streak right now (I hesitate to say “high” since she’s only 16 and likely has a lot of career still ahead of her), and she’s looking to add another movie to the list. The potential project would pair her up with Cha Tae-hyun... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #400
by | June 19, 2015 | 232 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Warm and Cozy: Episode 12
by | June 18, 2015 | 112 Comments
It’s amazing (…or is it?) how, when a character stops acting stupid and turns on the decisive swoony switch instead, my general dissatisfaction with a show can make the flip over into satisfaction, even when the plot continues to be silly and illogical. Warm and Cozy isn’t a drama with an outright WTF plot, where... More »

Drama Casting & News
Anticipated webtoon adaptation Cheese in the Trap goes to tvN
by | June 18, 2015 | 62 Comments
The buzzed-about webtoon adaptation drama Cheese in the Trap doesn’t yet have a timeslot, but it has now secured a broadcaster and a director, and both seem like good deals: tvN has snapped up the hot property and attached director Lee Yoon-jung, the PD who turned Coffee Prince into a lovely sentimental hit back in... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #28
by | June 16, 2015 | 62 Comments
We know, it’s been forever! We let life overtake us and when it was time to sit down and record a podcast the list had gotten scary-long. We do our best to get ourselves up to speed with the dramas that have aired between the last podcast and this one (why are there so many?!)... More »

Drama Casting & News
Time I’ve Loved You lines up string of cameos as ideal fantasy men
by | June 16, 2015 | 30 Comments
Yoon Sang-hyun, Ohn Joo-wan, Chu Sung-hoon Upcoming romance drama The Time I’ve Loved You has lined up a trio of cameo appearances, to play lead star Ha Ji-won’s fantasy men—literally, as they’ll appear in her imagination to represent her ideal types. That should make for a fun (albeit random?) sequence, since the three men in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Characters in costume for Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | June 15, 2015 | 72 Comments
Well, we know the leads of Scholar Who Walks the Night are out of commission for a short while, but the drama has released its first official still (above), which joins the unofficial snapshots that have been uploaded to various social media accounts (below). The lone character still isn’t much, but I suppose better than... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Ex-Girlfriend Club: Series review
by | June 14, 2015 | 110 Comments
Romantic-comedy series Ex-Girlfriend Club just wrapped this weekend on tvN, and despite being dealt a disappointing cutback that shortened the show by four episodes, the drama went out in much the manner of its run: sweet, understated, and feel-good. This was never a drama where Big Things happened, focusing more on everyday interactions and relationships,... More »

Drama Recaps
The Producers: Episode 10
by | June 13, 2015 | 395 Comments
Practically everyone takes steps forward today, and while some hearts get bruised in the process, pain in the name of progress at least speaks of growth. The show is still playing Answer Me with its lovelines, but I’ve reached the point where I’ve grown attached to their individual trajectories more than their coupled ones, so... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #399
by | June 12, 2015 | 285 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Warm and Cozy: Episode 10
by | June 11, 2015 | 193 Comments
Good news: Things get better! Not-as-good news: Better is a relative term. At least there’s more cuteness sprinkled into today’s episode, along with more decision-making, which keeps the frustration levels down, and our hero inches closer toward being able to express his feelings in a functional adult way. I suppose it’s a good sign that... More »