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Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 11
by | January 12, 2015 | 1,067 Comments
More good stuff! It’s pretty gratifying to go into each episode hoping for the best and to be rewarded, because so often we’re met with disappointment instead. This episode makes some huge strides forward with connections being drawn and continued shifts in the relationships, bringing forth some unexpected (but totally welcome) alliances, while hinting at... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ho-gu’s Love (and also his tiger, sword, and dupe)
by | January 12, 2015 | 49 Comments
The first teaser’s out for tvN’s upcoming romantic comedy Ho-gu’s Love, and it is just adorable. Granted, when you cast baby-faced Choi Woo-shik (Fated To Love You, Rooftop Prince) as your hero you’re bound for cute, but he’s working extra-hard in this clip to turn on the charm, and it totally works. In the poster... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #26
by | January 10, 2015 | 192 Comments
First podcast of the year! It’s a bit of an in-betweener, as we wrap up the year that just ended and catch up with what’s on our plates currently, while waiting for the new cycle to start up in the coming days and weeks. Happy new year, everyone!   Podcast #26 Running time: 46:24 Topics... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #377
by | January 9, 2015 | 418 Comments
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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Trials, tribulations, and tuxes for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | January 9, 2015 | 92 Comments
The newest installment of Three Meals a Day, the cooking-reality-suffering show produced by PD Na Young-seok, is premiering next week, which called for a press conference on the afternoon of January 9. This series is titled Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village, and inexplicably, Na PD’s three newest victims showed up wearing formal tuxes, which... More »

Drama Casting & News
Blood’s vampire doctor gets a best friend
by | January 8, 2015 | 54 Comments
I almost didn’t recognize him without the Joseon musketeer’s outfit and brandished sword, but here’s rookie actor Jung Hae-in looking completely different in modernwear. He’s moving on up with a role on a broadcast show, and has been cast in the vampire-doctor drama Blood. He’ll play best friend to the hero, the vampire surgeon played... More »

Drama Casting & News
Maids plans its comeback, sets broadcast date
by | January 7, 2015 | 17 Comments
It’s been six weeks since Maids abruptly left the air, but the historical drama is finally ready to start making a comeback, according to the latest statement given by a rep for cable station JTBC on the 7th. The drama put out only one episode before its set burned down and a staffer died in... More »

Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 10
by | January 6, 2015 | 4,036 Comments
It’s an emotionally charged episode on several fronts, so everybody brace your hearts for some pinching. There’s plenty of cuteness and crushing to go around, but now that we’re at the halfway point, feelings deepen and entangle and get more complicated—especially with more of the past surfacing to shed light on the present. We thought... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song Jae-rim romances an unkind woman
by | January 6, 2015 | 136 Comments
girlfriday: So… you know that drama that Song Jae-rim was considering? He’s doing it now. javabeans: Oh. Unkind Women, you mean? About three generations of… unkind women? girlfriday: Yes. See how the title speaks for itself? javabeans: So he’s going to romance Lee Hana (High School King of Savvy)… who I like… I guess… and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Yoo Seung-ho released from army duty
by | January 6, 2015 | 54 Comments
Admittedly, these two photographs aren’t much. On the other hand, if you’re a fan of Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss You, Arang and the Magistrate, Operation Proposal, Warrior Baek Dong-soo, Flames of Ambition, God of Study), awaiting his discharge from military service, maybe they’re everything. You know your starpower is something else when you voluntarily enlist... More »

Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 9
by | January 5, 2015 | 1,049 Comments
And we’re back! Did you all manage that weeklong wait without too much angst? Judging from the hoppin’ recap thread, I’m guessing this episode couldn’t come a moment too soon. Thankfully Healer follows up that last episode with one that’s on par with what we’ve come to expect of this show: cute relationship developments, some... More »