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Drama Recaps
You From Another Star: Episode 19
by | February 20, 2014 | 316 Comments
Way to tug the heart and draw out the tears. While I would say the overall trajectory of this episode is rather expected, the drama drops a few surprises in our laps, namely in showing us just exactly how deep the love runs. Min-joon certainly takes the adage Actions speak louder than words to extremes,... More »


Drama Recaps
You From Another Star: Episode 18
by | February 19, 2014 | 207 Comments
This episode really made my day: So sweet, so heart-twisting, and so full of random hilarity to take the edge off the pain. That’s a recipe for a fantastic episode. More than the one-off jokes, though, I love that the comedy in this show functions narratively as well as to provide laughs, providing character moments... More »


Celebrity News
Oh Snap! Kim Woo-bin is hot
by | February 18, 2014 | 66 Comments
…because he’s in the desert, of course. Obviously that’s what I meant! (That’s the Mojave Desert, to be specific, posing for next months’ W Korea magazine.) I think this means he’s also a flower, or something. Tags: Kim Woo-bin, Oh Snap!, photo shoots... More »


Drama Casting & News
Heirs’ hitmaker writer to return with blockbuster human melo
by | February 18, 2014 | 73 Comments
The star writer of Secret Garden, A Gentleman’s Dignity, and Heirs will be back with a new “human melodrama” for SBS, which means SBS is probably already counting their chickens (or moneys) since writer Kim Eun-sook is pretty much a sure thing for them in terms of ratings. Love or hate her dramas, they still... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Ryeo-won offered lead in Big Man
by | February 18, 2014 | 24 Comments
…but may not take the role. I know, way to give me a cookie and take it away. Still, hearing about this potential casting definitely piqued my interest in Big Man: Jung Ryeo-won (King of Dramas, History of a Salaryman) has been offered the leading lady role in the love-and-revenge drama starring Kang Ji-hwan (Incarnation... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Joseon romance thriller Age of Innocence finalizes its cast
by | February 17, 2014 | 32 Comments
The lineup is solid and the story intriguing for Age of Innocence, a new movie project in the works set in the Joseon era that headlines Shin Ha-kyun (All About My Romance, Brain) and Kang Haneul (Heirs, Monstar) in a father-son match-up. The central premise is of a gisaeng who initially sets out to get... More »


Celebrity News
Oh Snap! Happy birthday, Do Min-joon
by | February 17, 2014 | 64 Comments
Happy birthday to our favorite dramaland alien: Kim Soo-hyun turned 26 over the weekend, while filming his current drama You From Another Star. (His boss/manager/sunbae Bae Yong-joon, who runs Keyeast (which reps Kim), reportedly sent a lunch for 150 to the set of the drama, serving up seaweed soup (birthday soup).) Also, that cake topper... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Eye donations and Christmas ponchos
by | February 16, 2014 | 43 Comments
Name That Drama! As always, if you’ve got questions for future installments, be sure to email them to us. Angelica saw her drama on Philippine television but is sure it’s a Korean series; perhaps you’ll know it. Can you help me with this drama? My mom really really wants to watch it again but she... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Naps, emails, error messages
by | February 16, 2014 | 76 Comments
javabeans: So, another week has flown by and it’s time for another edition of Odds & Ends. What was this week like, you ask? Hold on, I’m going to need to grab a drink first. girlfiday: Already ahead of you. javabeans: I don’t know why things suddenly got so hectic around here, but this week... More »


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Dramabeans at KPOPCON in March
by | February 15, 2014 | 27 Comments
Attention, Bay Area Beanies! Girlfriday and I will be heading a panel at KPOPCON, which is a K-pop-centric event held at UC Berkeley that’ll take place on March 8-9 this year. The event will include panels, dance workshops, an open-mic talent show, and fan meet-up booths. Among other things, we’ll be talking about idols and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Emergency Couple pre-empts Saturday episode
by | February 14, 2014 | 79 Comments
javabeans: Heads up, Emergency Couple viewers, they won’t be airing an episode this Saturday—they’ll put out a special instead, so we’ll only be getting one new hour, with today’s Episode 7. That is not a big deal, or so I thought because I figured, Hey, this is Olympics season, I’m expecting shows to get pushed... More »