Author Archive

Beans of Wisdom: Comments of the week
by | April 2, 2016 | 61 Comments
girlfriday: New feature! We’re trying something new, because so often we read great comments on Dramabeans and bemoan the death of the thumbs-up button. But that button broke things, and we still want to give good comments their due. javabeans: Plus, we love that we have a robust commenting community, but that sometimes means a... More »

Be a Dramabeans recap minion: Now taking applications!
by | April 1, 2016 | 145 Comments
It’s time for another round of minion tryouts! We don’t do this often (we first took applications two years ago), but we’re opening up Dramabeans to try out new writers. We love our little family, but now we’re all overworked and we know there are still dramas that are slipping through the cracks, and here’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Soo-hyuk up for second lead in Lucky Romance
by | April 1, 2016 | 37 Comments
Aw, it’s not a lead role, but I do think I’d like to see Lee Soo-hyuk joining the MBC romantic-comedy series Lucky Romance, since I tend to like him best in supporting roles anyway — his most recent turn in OCN’s comic action-thriller Neighborhood Hero was super endearing, plus he made an unhinged vampire compelling... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Rae-won, Park Shin-hye confirmed for SBS’s Doctors
by | March 31, 2016 | 62 Comments
I had a feeling this was coming, and now producers have confirmed that Kim Rae-won (Punch) and Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio) have signed on to star in the upcoming Monday-Tuesday SBS miniseries Doctors. Both actors had been announced weeks ago as possibilities, and a few days ago there was even a rash of confirmation articles that... More »

Drama Casting & News
MBC eyes remake of classic contract marriage drama 1% of Anything
by | March 31, 2016 | 49 Comments
Here we have another remake in the works, but instead of remaking a foreign property or adapting a webtoon/movie/book into a drama, MBC is looking to remake one of its own properties: 2003 drama 1% of Anything, starring an early-career Kang Dong-won and Kim Jung-hwa in a contract-marriage romance.... More »

Drama Recaps
Goodbye Mr. Black: Episode 5
by | March 30, 2016 | 52 Comments
This revenge did not set up the way I thought it would, but it does give us the room to explore other aspects of our hero’s betrayal and loss of love. There’s a fun caper element driving his scheme, and I’m happy to see the formation of a Scooby gang, even if we’re not given... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji Jin-hee considers SBS remake drama Second Love with Kim Hee-ae
by | March 30, 2016 | 36 Comments
Second Love is the new title for the drama remake of Second to Last Love (uh, they so don’t mean similar things!), the SBS series based on a Japanese drama about a fortysomething woman finding love. It previously offered the lead role to Kim Hee-ae (Mrs. Cop, Secret Love Affair), who’s still considering, and now... More »

Drama Casting & News
Descended From the Sun to air three special broadcasts
by | March 29, 2016 | 94 Comments
With Descended From the Sun as wildly popular as it is, it’s no wonder KBS is planning a rather extended special broadcast to cap off its run, with three episodes to air the week after the finale. The drama will wrap on its 16th episode as planned, which airs on Thursday, April 14. The following... More »

Drama Casting & News
Confirmed: Park Hae-jin returns to dramaland for Man to Man
by | March 28, 2016 | 76 Comments
Are we tired of Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) news yet, or is that not possible? He’s certainly been in a lot of headlines lately. At least time it comes with a confirmation: He will be tackling the lead in Man to Man, a drama in the works for cable channel JTBC, in which... More »

Drama Casting & News
Master: God of Noodles goes comic book style for first teaser
by | March 28, 2016 | 21 Comments
The first teaser is out for KBS’s Master: God of Noodles, and there’s not even a single noodle in it! Mostly it’s about revenge, featuring Chun Jung-myung as the hero who loses everything and comes back for payback. Mastering noodle-making is a part of that comeback, but is apparently far from his main purpose. (I... More »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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