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Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 9
by | December 14, 2016 | 216 Comments
I’m so fascinated by the doppelganger mythology in Legend of the Blue Sea, and the more we learn about the connection between our two heroes, the more questions I have about the magic that binds them. What I wouldn’t give to spend an hour on Dam-ryung’s story, just to grill him for what he knows!... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man loses two more cast members, plans reset with Kang Ho-dong
by | December 14, 2016 | 126 Comments
Song Ji-hyo, Kim Jong-kook Perhaps the writing was already on the wall with the departure of Kang Gary last month, but now it looks like SBS’s Sunday night variety standby Running Man may be coming to an end, at least in the format that we’ve come to know and love. It has been confirmed that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hong Jong-hyun up to rival Im Shi-wan in The King Loves
by | December 13, 2016 | 69 Comments
Hong Jong-hyun, Park Hwan-hee It’s been a while since the upcoming sageuk The King Loves was first announced, but there’s finally some new movement on the casting front. Hong Jong-hyun (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) has been offered the second lead role in the main love triangle opposite Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) and Yoon-ah (The K2),... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sassy princess meets smartypants scholar in SBS’s My Sassy Girl
by | December 11, 2016 | 58 Comments
Here’s our first peek at SBS’s remake of My Sassy Girl, the youth fusion sageuk twist on the 2001 romantic-comedy classic. The drama remake stars Joo-won (Yong-pal) and Oh Yeon-seo (Come Back, Ajusshi) as a cold city scholar and a sassy princess in a Joseon-era version of the love story, and as expected, they look... More »

Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 4
by | December 10, 2016 | 782 Comments
I find it endlessly entertaining that our goblin is a mercurial god who feels so many feelings—you’d think that a millennium would give a guy some perspective, but he feels everything so acutely, making for some hilarious highs and gloomy lows today. In a meta sense, the character is perfectly in step with a drama... More »

Drama Casting & News
Punch writer’s next drama back on schedule, Lee Bo-young up to star
by | December 9, 2016 | 37 Comments
For a while it looked like acclaimed drama writer Park Kyung-soo’s next project might disappear altogether—the series that was originally called Advance was first announced in February of this year as a medical drama, and then revised to be a police drama, and got pushed back on SBS’s schedule a number of times, until it... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 7
by | December 7, 2016 | 203 Comments
I love this episode. It wasn’t until today that I came across an episode of Legend of the Blue Sea that I’d want to re-watch just for kicks, but this one is hysterical and moving all at once, with the funniest turn in the romance yet. It’s an entire episode about jealousy, filled with double... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drunken hijinks and piggyback rides in youth drama Hwarang
by | December 5, 2016 | 73 Comments
New character teasers and stills for KBS youth sageuk Hwarang set the stage for bromance, romance, and hijinks galore, as we learn more about our three main characters: Park Seo-joon (She Was Pretty) as a quirky and fearless warrior, Park Hyung-shik (High Society) as a faceless king who hides among the people, and Go Ara... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Yubi, Lee Jong-hyun up for new rom-com drama
by | December 5, 2016 | 106 Comments
Well I would certainly like to see Lee Yubi (Scholar Who Walks the Night) as a bubbly romantic-comedy heroine, so maybe this will be a project to look forward to in 2017. There’s a new drama in the works from writer Go Sun-hee, who was the second writer on tvN rom-coms Cheese in the Trap... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 5, 2016 | 568 Comments
It’s that time of year again, to kick off the annual Dramabeans Year-End Extravaganza, filled with reviews, Editors’ Picks, the Bean Count, and more! First up are the Beanie Awards, where you get a chance to weigh in on your favorite (and not so favorite) offerings of Dramaland 2016. You can vote once a day... More »