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Namgoong Min offered drama lead as Rebel Hong Gil-dong
by | October 10, 2016 | 37 Comments
Ooh, there are several details about this new project that have me sitting up in interest: First up, there’s a new MBC Monday-Tuesday drama in the works, and it’s called Rebel Hong Gil-dong, based on one of Korea’s most famous folklore heroes. Secondly, it’s Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong-shim, Remember—Son’s War) who’s up to play the... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Entourage goes from club to red carpet
by | October 6, 2016 | 34 Comments
I swear, this show releases promos in the puniest doses (why so stingy, Entourage?) but I suppose they do pique my curiosity for the show, so mission accomplished. The latest we have from the show is this first official poster, featuring the boys on the red carpet. The poster makes all sorts of puns on... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 14
by | October 4, 2016 | 829 Comments
The moon takes on added symbolism today, offering a sliver of hope to cling to in the midst of unease, reminding us that there are things to look forward to, and faith to keep alive. It’s a hope that comes at a welcome time, because things are about to get a whole lotta serious up... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 13
by | October 3, 2016 | 403 Comments
Today puts us more in Ra-on’s shoes than I think we’ve been in a long time, and it’s an effective way to attune our emotions to hers, feeling the layers of meaning beneath the words she speaks and the smiles she sends. If only that didn’t make me so nervous about everyone else—everyone who doesn’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
The wind gets taunting in This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair
by | October 3, 2016 | 18 Comments
They’re really running with the “wind” wordplay for This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, given that the Korean phrase for “have an affair” sounds like the word for “wind” (baram). First a wind swept through and scrambled Lee Seon-kyun’s papers, and then the wind machine went into overdrive with all three of the... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #34
by | September 30, 2016 | 185 Comments
New podcast! Today things are a bit shorter than they’ve been in recent editions, partly because we didn’t wait as long to let dramas pile up on our plate, and partly because we had some technical difficulties that we didn’t catch until we finished recording, which led to us having to cut a bit of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Yumi up to reunite with Jung Kyung-ho in Missing 9
by | September 29, 2016 | 57 Comments
Okay, now you’ve really got my attention. I cared a little about this project when it was a castaway story called Gaia, lost much of my interest when there was a writer/cast/title change to Picnic that featured young idols as castaways, and perked up when a new writer came in (of Police Unit 38) and... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 12
by | September 27, 2016 | 741 Comments
Of all the adjectives I could use to describe Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, I wouldn’t have predicted that badass would be one of them, but today’s episode had a unexpectedly badass tinge to it, and it got my blood pumping in excitement. The dangers in the palace are mounting, but if one’s life must be... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 11
by | September 26, 2016 | 406 Comments
I was half afraid for this week to roll around for Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, because it felt like we’d been happy for so long that doom was just around the corner. But I’m pleased to report that as of today’s episode, my heart is still intact and beating just fine, if a little pinched... More »

Drama Casting & News
Finding romance and healing in Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim
by | September 26, 2016 | 26 Comments
Well, it was missing its leading lady, but the script read proceeded (otherwise) as normal for SBS’s upcoming drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, with the other two leads, Han Seok-kyu (Secret Door) and Yoo Yeon-seok (Warm and Cozy) in attendance.... More »