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Drama Casting & News
Emergency Couple gets one-episode extension
by | March 21, 2014 | 46 Comments
If you’re a fan of Emergency Couple, there’s good news coming your way: the show has confirmed that it’ll be extending the series by an episode, bringing the total count to 21. Well, it’s good news as long as they don’t add an episode of angst or useless conflict just to stretch the story, that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Sang-woo and Park Se-young headline weekend drama
by | March 20, 2014 | 56 Comments
Oh, I like this pairing; it’s got cute and sunny written all over it. SBS’s newest weekend drama Feel-Good Day must’ve just closed some deals, because the show is releasing casting announcements left and right. Park Se-young (School 2013, Faith) has been cast as the heroine of the family drama, and as previously teased, Lee... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 2
by | March 18, 2014 | 31 Comments
EPISODE 2. Broadcast on March 14, 2014. javabeans: Okay, so despite Na PD hardening up his hardass side for this “upgraded” (in difficulty) trip, their first lodgings are at a Korean-run boardinghouse, to ease them into the swing of Barcelona life. So on top of a Korean-speaking local to serve as their guide, they also... More »

Drama Casting & News
First teasers for Uhm Jung-hwa’s new rom-com
by | March 18, 2014 | 49 Comments
It’s raining noona romances in dramaland this year, and for some reason Mondays and Tuesdays on cable seems to be the fixed battleground. Here’s the next one for cable network tvN, a romantic comedy called Witch’s Romance starring Uhm Jung-hwa (Laws of Attraction) and Park Seo-joon (Warm Words). The production has released the first teasers... More »

Drama Recaps
God’s Gift – 14 Days: Episode 5
by | March 17, 2014 | 138 Comments
No, I did not kidnap dramallama or solabelly and lock them in a shed so that I could recap this episode. They’ll be back to continue recapping, provided I get my ransom at the trashcan drop by the Han River. Please be patient; it takes time to prepare that many unmarked bills and a paper... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Let’s Eat: Series Review
by | March 17, 2014 | 179 Comments
Cable network tvN’s fluffy foodie rom-com Let’s Eat* just wrapped this past week, so it seemed like a good time to weigh in on the series as a whole and hear everyone’s thoughts on the show. The 16-episode Thursday drama was one of the network’s recent experiments with one-episode-a-week scheduling, which did make it easy... More »

Calling all Beanies to Beantown: Dramabeans in Boston
by | March 17, 2014 | 67 Comments
As promised, javabeans and I will be heading to Boston for an event at Harvard University on Friday, April 4. If you’re in the Boston area, come out and see us! The Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association invited us to come talk about running the site, beauty norms, gender roles, and and stereotypes in dramas. I... More »

Drama Casting & News
Newbie Ahn Jae-hyun joins You’re All Surrounded
by | March 13, 2014 | 85 Comments
We’ve got more casting additions for SBS’s upcoming cop drama You’re All Surrounded, starring Lee Seung-gi and Go Ara as rookie cops and Cha Seung-won as the veteran detective they drive crazy on a daily basis. Newbie model-turned-actor Ahn Jae-hyun has joined the production, which will only be his second drama ever, after playing Jeon... More »

Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 3
by | March 12, 2014 | 79 Comments
Now that shots have been fired and the good guy has been framed, the race to find the president begins. The only problem is that it’s a little hard to tell who wants to save him and just how many people are out to kill him, so all we can do is hope that our... More »

Drama Casting & News
Secret Love Affair’s leads cozy up for press conference
by | March 12, 2014 | 101 Comments
How cute. Kim Hee-ae and Yoo Ah-in’s new noona romance promises to be all kinds of scandalous, but their real-life chemistry is more like adorable noona-dongseng trying not to make each other laugh. Why is the awkwardness in the do-a-sexy-pose-for-the-camera moment so endearing? The cast of JTBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Secret Love Affair gathered for... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cable network OCN courts Park Hae-jin for new drama
by | March 11, 2014 | 47 Comments
I love that Park Hae-jin is getting so much love lately after playing the pining second lead in You From Another Star. It goes a long way to be something so rare in dramaland–a second lead who’s never hateful. The actor is being courted to headline a new drama for cable channel OCN, which has... More »