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Drama Casting & News
KBS’s Master of Trade—Inn 2015 kicks off with a marathon script read
by | August 4, 2015 | 40 Comments
Time to check back in with KBS’s upcoming period drama Master of Trade—Inn 2015, which was formerly titled simply The Innkeeper. The drama stars Jang Hyuk (Shine or Go Crazy), Kim Min-jung (Gap-dong), Han Chae-ah (Oohlala Spouses), and Yoo Oh-sung (Joseon Gunman), and the script reads apparently took place a few weeks ago, although we... More »

Drama Recaps
Oh My Ghostess: Episode 9
by | August 3, 2015 | 222 Comments
…and we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming! Thanks for being patient while we got recaps out, since our KCON weekend took a huge chunk out of the recapping schedule. But I’m happy to be back on track with Oh My Ghostess, which continues to bring on the funny while pushing our characters on toward... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Thwarted death and rock band buddies
by | August 3, 2015 | 71 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Battle at sea: There was an amazing Korean drama or movie but I cannot remember its name, and only one scene is stuck in my mind: There was this huge uneven... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #29
by | August 2, 2015 | 149 Comments
Podcast time! Time to check in with the latest batch of shows, whether it’s squeeing over the fun or groaning over the flaws.   Podcast #29 Running time: 52:56   Topics and dramas discussed: Who Are You—School 2015, Warm and Cozy, The Producers: Just a quick recap winding down those shows, which ended after our... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #406
by | July 31, 2015 | 255 Comments
  Vanilla Acoustic – “니가 궁금해” (Curious about you) [ Download ]   RELATED POSTS Open Thread #405 Open Thread #404 Open Thread #403 Open Thread #402 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 7
by | July 29, 2015 | 139 Comments
We’ve got a couple great hero characters in play here, working their way toward a grand fight to do the right thing and defeat evil, and I count it fortunate that I love both our male lead characters, for different reasons. They both marshal their forces together and prepare to charge forward, but you can’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS eyes manhwa adaptation Goodbye Mr. Black
by | July 29, 2015 | 67 Comments
Will we ever run out of manhwas and webtoons to turn into drama adaptations? I’m guessing no, what with the constant stream of adaptation projects in the news, and the trend doesn’t show signs of abating just yet. Adding another entry into the category is SBS, which is looking at a new (old) manhwa to... More »

Reminder: See Dramabeans at KCON this weekend
by | July 28, 2015 | 39 Comments
Hey everyone, this is just another reminder to come see us at KCON 2015 this weekend, at Staples Center and the LA Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. We’ve got two panels all about dramas—teaching them, watching them, and just being fans of them—so come join us for the lovefest! (Note that the times have... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kwak Shi-yang follows Ghostess with lead in daily drama
by | July 28, 2015 | 34 Comments
girlfriday: Yay, Kwak Shi-yang has been cast as the lead in a drama! I always like to see talented newcomers rising, and for him it’s really very quick—his debut was only a year ago and he’s already had a few leads now. javabeans: Before you get too excited, KBS’s My Love Enemy IS a daily,... More »

Drama Casting & News
The sun sets on nighttime errand doctor Yong-pal
by | July 28, 2015 | 62 Comments
I have to say, Yong-pal has some clever designers working on its promos, with posters that are a lot more interesting than the standard cast four-shot. When so many shows in dramaland boast similar (sometimes nearly interchangeable) posters, I’m always happy to get something a little different. The drama’s first poster trapped “Sleeping Beauty” heroine... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cheese in the Trap finally has a heroine in Kim Go-eun
by | July 27, 2015 | 42 Comments
Finally, a female lead has been selected for Cheese in the Trap! The production of the much-loved webtoon-adapted drama series has decided on Kim Go-eun to partner with Park Hae-jin, and while this is Kim Go-eun’s first drama, it looks like the fans are mostly onboard with the casting. Or at the very least, casting... More »