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Drama Recaps
Lucky Romance: Episode 5
by | June 8, 2016 | 83 Comments
He smiles! A smile is a face he knows how to make! Today we finally start to get to see more of what makes our stoic genius tick, and it’s not just all gears and computations. (Although he’ll never be without his comforting computations.) We also get a bit more of the light sensibility I’d... More »

Drama Casting & News
The ghost makes its first appearance for Bring It On, Ghost
by | June 8, 2016 | 46 Comments
It’s only the briefest of teasers, but our first look at tvN’s fantasy-ghost-romance Bring It On, Ghost manages to squeeze in a bit of a chill. The video starts off with a happy-looking Kim So-hyun, telling us that on July 11, “A ghost appears at tvN.”... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jeon So-min romances Ha Suk-jin in 1% of Anything remake
by | June 7, 2016 | 23 Comments
The upcoming marriage-contract drama 1% of Anything now has a leading lady in Jeon So-min (Maids, Princess Aurora), who’ll star alongside Ha Suk-jin (D-Day) in the remake of the 2003 MBC series of the same name. The drama, which was adapted from a popular internet novel, centers around a haughty third-generation chaebol who expected he... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jang Hyuk becomes dangerous and life-saving for Beautiful Mind
by | June 6, 2016 | 31 Comments
It’s a day of teasers, with another set here for KBS’s upcoming medical-mystery drama Beautiful Mind, starring Jang Hyuk (Master of Trade—Inn 2105) as a neurosurgery expert who can’t feel feelings, who gets caught up in a string of mysterious deaths. Still no sign of leading lady Park So-dam (Because It’s the First Time) in... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | June 4, 2016 | 133 Comments
We’re back for another check-in on What We’re Watching! I’ve been enjoying the capsule updates, both as the watcher and the reader, and it seems you guys have as well. As we mentioned previously, we intend to have people cycle in and out of the weekly updates, so not everyone will necessarily write in every... More »

Drama Casting & News
Han Ye-ri considering upbeat JTBC roommate drama Age of Youth
by | June 3, 2016 | 46 Comments
Ooh, here’s promising news: Han Ye-ri (Six Flying Dragons) is in talks to return in a new drama, and the writer is one I’d be happy to welcome back to dramaland: Park Yeon-sun, who’s back with her first series in four years with a JTBC drama titled Age of Youth. Admittedly writer Park’s last drama... More »

Drama Casting & News
The twisted reality show begins for crime thriller Wanted
by | June 2, 2016 | 22 Comments
This first teaser for Wanted is short, but it’s a good one — right off the bat, it’s mysterious, sinister, and gets out its premise boldly and efficiently. If the teaser’s style is indicative of the rest of the series (and that’s not always the case), we may be in for a solid summer thriller.... More »

Drama Recaps
Lucky Romance: Episode 3
by | June 1, 2016 | 67 Comments
We wrap up the setup now and set the stage for the real conflict/scheme to get going, which means that I’m looking forward to tomorrow to kick us off on our heroine’s comic foibles. It also means that this episode was still getting the characters where we knew they were heading all along, which felt... More »

Drama Casting & News
Disco-dancing Baek-hee returns with a new name and a secret
by | June 1, 2016 | 12 Comments
It’s a short series, but based on these teasers, Baek-hee Has Returned is shaping up to be a cute, funny interlude in between dramas. The four-episode mini-drama stars Kang Ye-won (Bad Guys) as a former It Girl in her sleepy island town named Yang Baek-hee, who left abruptly at eighteen and then comes back eighteen... More »

Drama Casting & News
Filming begins on SBS’s upcoming thriller Wanted
by | May 31, 2016 | 20 Comments
Admittedly these first stills from SBS’s upcoming thriller Wanted aren’t that thrilling, but I suppose I can wait a little while longer for the thrills kick in; with its high-concept crime-mystery plot, I anticipate that once it gets going, it won’t let up anytime soon. At least, that had better be the case, since it’s... More »