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Drama Casting & News
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds rejects extension, to end with 18 episodes
by | September 23, 2016 | 72 Comments
Huzzah! Rejoice! *leaps for joy* I was afraid KBS would strong-arm its latest drama sensation, youth romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, into an unnecessary extension to milk its popularity a bit more, but the Powers That Be have decided to forego that idea and end as originally planned, with 18 episodes. Reasons cited are... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yeon Jung-hoon considers going villainous for Man to Man
by | September 21, 2016 | 25 Comments
Wait, are they going to have to change the title to Man to Man to Man now? Because if Yeon Jung-hoon (Mask) is going to be joining Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) and Park Sung-woong (Remember—Son’s War) in the JTBC action drama Man to Man, well, that’s a lot of manliness we’re dealing with.... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 10
by | September 20, 2016 | 521 Comments
Brace yourself for loads of sweetness: This episode put a silly grin on my face that lasted for an embarrassingly long time. This show certainly knows how to play out small moments for great effect, and it’s been rewarding watching these kids figure things out and grow up in the process—even if that includes having... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 9
by | September 19, 2016 | 490 Comments
Just when you thought the prince couldn’t get any swoonier, there he goes, being more swoony. And who can resist all his heartfelt expressions of care and his unwillingness to let an impossible situation defeat him? Which is a character trait that’ll surely come in handy, what with all the vipers and backstabbers littering the... More »

Drama Casting & News
A strange wind is blowing in This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair
by | September 19, 2016 | 16 Comments
Something’s in the air for Lee Seon-kyun (The Advocate, Miss Korea), and it doesn’t look like that something is anything good: In these teasers for JTBC’s This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, he catches wind of potential trouble in his marriage, and it has him on edge and full of foreboding.... More »

Pop Culture & Society
K-drama YA novel alert: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
by | September 15, 2016 | 46 Comments
It isn’t often that we write about books on Dramabeans, but when I heard there was a Young Adult novel coming out that explicitly deals with K-dramas—and a Korean-American heroine who uses K-dramas as a love guide—it sounded like exactly the kind of thing Beanies might want to know about. We initially heard from YA... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 8
by | September 13, 2016 | 488 Comments
Aw, there’s a poignancy in today’s episode that feels like the perfect way to follow up yesterday’s episode. We can’t always hope to top those climactic heart-grabbing moments, so I’m not looking for the show to one-up itself every hour, and I appreciate the natural, heartfelt outflow as the characters continue to work through their... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Yo-won, Jin Gu in talks to join Night Light
by | September 13, 2016 | 50 Comments
Ah, all of a sudden we have a bunch of casting news on MBC’s Night Light, which just yesterday reported that UEE (Marriage Contract) was in contention to play a leading role. Now we have two more names up to join the show: Lee Yo-won (Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki) and Jin Gu (Descended From... More »

Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 7
by | September 12, 2016 | 582 Comments
What a great episode to break 20% ratings with. It had a lot of elements going for it, and packed a surprise emotional punch even in its side stories. There’s denial and confusion and a lot of emotions, which makes for a satisfying episode all around. I foresee many squees being had; if you’ve seen... More »

Drama Casting & News
From gleaming abs to glowering eyebags for The K2
by | September 12, 2016 | 89 Comments
Okay, so maybe these aren’t the most flattering posters ever. It sort of looks like nobody’s slept in a month and stumbled onto an Addams Family set, but I’m going to go with Teasers > Posters on this one, and at least on the teaser front, The K2 looks solid. I’ll just go rewatch those... More »