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Odds and Ends: A day in the life
by | August 2, 2014 | 50 Comments
javabeans: So, here’s a question we get asked a lot: What is a typical day of work like for Dramabeans? girlfriday: I don’t know why anyone would want to know what my work day is like, but it’s strangely one of the most common questions we get when we meet people. javabeans: I think it’s... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #354
by | August 1, 2014 | 254 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Go Kyung-pyo joins Nodame Cantabile remake as rocker violinist
by | August 1, 2014 | 50 Comments
Aside from that blip that we shall not speak of, I’m feeling pretty good about the casting for the Nodame Cantabile remake, which is tapping rising actor Go Kyung-pyo to play the Mine character. (They are reportedly in final negotiations.) Ha, this should be great. The drama had taken on the working title Cantabile Romance... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 12
by | July 31, 2014 | 74 Comments
Ooh, a strong episode with a lot of payoffs, and several big revelations. Yay to truths being blown open wide, because this changes the trajectory of our relationships, and I’m curious to see where we head from here. I found myself cheering on pretty much our whole cast of characters, to do the right thing... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three Musketeers (and prince) in poster and stills
by | July 31, 2014 | 28 Comments
So, I can’t give you any new news about tvN’s upcoming blockbuster action drama Three Musketeers, just stills. But they’re pretty stills! So have at ‘em. (I will contend that the main poster, above, is perhaps the least attractive of the bunch, but everything else has that slick, flashy veneer and fast-moving action energy, so... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 11
by | July 30, 2014 | 44 Comments
Both good guys and bad guys take a step forward… and a step back. And maybe even a step sideways? I’m enjoying how the alliances keep shifting among our players—not as drastically as from good to evil, or vice versa, but I suspect we’re about to see some shuffling behind the scenes as power players... More »


Celebrity News
Oh Snap! Park Ki-woong’s last pre-army photo shoot
by | July 30, 2014 | 31 Comments
I am of two minds of this freshly released photo shoot featuring Park Ki-woong, the last one he shot before enlisting in army duty back in May, because (1) yay pretty Park Ki-woong photos! and (2) sad, now you’ve just reminded me that Park Ki-woong is in the army for the next two years. I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Eun-bin confirms Secret Door
by | July 30, 2014 | 15 Comments
Are we Secret Door-ed out yet? The SBS sageuk drama sure has been on a news bender lately, hasn’t it? We’ve had a bevy of casting announcements on our hands in recent days, and now the last piece of the puzzle is locked in place with Park Eun-bin (Operation Proposal; Covertly, Grandly) confirming as well.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Night Watchman preps for premiere with posters, stills
by | July 29, 2014 | 51 Comments
There have been a lot of promos coming out of the Records of a Night Watchman camp as the fusion sageuk fantasy gears up for its premiere next week, capped off with a press conference held on July 29 with all the main cast members present—which would be Jung Il-woo, Yunho, Go Sung-hee, and Seo... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #23
by | July 28, 2014 | 53 Comments
And now we are mostly current on our podcasting schedule! Note that we recorded it last week, so some of our observations about what just happened in a particular show are now a bit farther back in our memories (just in case you’re wondering why we say something was a recent twist when the show... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-yang offered lead in Iron Man
by | July 28, 2014 | 33 Comments
javabeans: Now that Ji Sung has escaped the clutches of Iron Man, the drama production is looking for a new lead, and has extended the offer to… Park Shin-yang (Sign, Painter of the Wind)? That’s a weird jump. girlfriday: That’s the strangest choice — maybe not Park Shin-yang alone in a vacuum, but when you... More »