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Celebrity News
Oh snap! Yoo Ah-in + Kim Hee-ae – pants (x2)
by | March 6, 2014 | 46 Comments
I was going to make a whole string of jokes about how it looks like Yoo Ah-in forgot his pants for this High Cut photo shoot, but then I (1) got distracted by the gorgeousness of his co-star Kim Hee-ae, (2) saw Kim Hee-ae rocking the bottomless photo, and (3) figured maybe with the steamy... More »

Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 1
by | March 5, 2014 | 101 Comments
We are just awash in premieres, aren’t we? SBS’s 24-esque Blue House thriller Three Days opened this week, and it certainly has the grandeur of a presidential drama, with a tone of solemnity that I find compelling in its own right. The story itself is just getting started so it’s unclear where that’ll go, and... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Seo-jin gets cookin’ for Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain
by | March 4, 2014 | 40 Comments
Reminding us that the show is only a few days from its premiere, we have new teasers and a poster out for tvN’s upcoming reality-variety show Grandpas Over Flowers: The Spain Trip. (I’m not totally certain how they’re counting “seasons” of this show with all the various trips and spin-offs going on — some places... More »

Drama Casting & News
Idol D.O. cast in warm romantic melo It’s Okay, It’s Love
by | March 3, 2014 | 99 Comments
Here we have some more casting news on the Noh Hee-kyung-written drama It’s Okay, It’s Love, which we’d noted previously to be considering Gong Hyo-jin and Jo In-sung as its leads. That makes sense since Jo In-sung anchored Noh’s previous drama That Winter, The Wind Blows, though neither he nor Gong have confirmed yet. We... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Bungee-jumping and basketball
by | March 2, 2014 | 62 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your requests for future Name That Dramas by using the contact form. Help Helen identify a recent drama she saw airing in Korea: I’ve recently moved to Korea and I’m enjoying the drama supply on TV, except I can’t speak much Korean yet and I cannot read... More »

Odds and Ends: Flat tires and lip gloss
by | March 2, 2014 | 106 Comments
javabeans: It’s the weekend! So, what did you do this week? (As if I didn’t already know the answer to that was: Sit in front of a computer all day and do a lot of recaps.) girlfriday: Pretty much that. Oh, and I got a flat tire. javabeans: Oh nooooo. Is this column just going... More »

Drama Recaps
Wonderful Season: Episodes 1-2
by | March 1, 2014 | 59 Comments
Wonderful Season is the new KBS weekend family drama that began last weekend, and as noted, it’s a hit right out of the gates. It had a good lead-in with KBS’s previous ratings blockbuster King’s Family, but don’t expect anything like that show in this one (a great thing, by anyone’s measure)—Wonderful Season is thoughtful,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Golden Cross: Park Shi-hoo out, Eom Ki-joon in?
by | February 28, 2014 | 59 Comments
So that whole thing about Park Shi-hoo making his drama comeback? Never mind! The news had only been out in the media a day before Park’s reps updated their statement by saying that he wouldn’t do Golden Cross after all, attributing it officially to a conflict with his schedule. He does have promotional activity for... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #332
by | February 28, 2014 | 401 Comments
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Drama Recaps
You From Another Star: Episode 21 (Final)
by | February 27, 2014 | 434 Comments
It’s overrrrrrrr, we can all resume breathing now. You From Another Star ended today, and I admit to going into the finale still wondering how the heck they would get our couple out of their cosmic fix. There are a few spots I think got glossed over, but I’m left with a solid appreciation for... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #20: Miss Korea edition
by | February 27, 2014 | 96 Comments
Ahoy, Miss Korea fans! The drama just ended its 20-episode run last night, and while we were unable to cover the show, we wanted to weigh in on the show and give you all a space to talk about its ending. Podcast, go!   Podcast #20 Running time: 39:55 In which we: Talk about Miss... More »