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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 »

Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 2
by | December 3, 2016 | 657 Comments
Our goblin isn’t used to anyone getting an inside peek at his life, but suddenly there are humans and reapers invading his space left and right, forcing him to let people in whether he likes it or not. Those connections turn out to be pretty crucial, both in making me care about the story, and... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 5
by | November 30, 2016 | 194 Comments
Okay, now this I want more of. Our hero turns into a hilarious bundle of contradictions today, as the romance progresses to the denial phase and he starts doing the very things he once called idiotic. Luckily for us, he doesn’t seem to have the self-awareness to know why he’s doing any of this, which... More »

Drama Casting & News
2PM’s Junho considers supporting role in KBS comedy Chief Kim
by | November 30, 2016 | 8 Comments
2PM idol Junho may go from playing a lawyer in Memory to playing a prosecutor in KBS’s workplace comedy Chief Kim. The upbeat human drama about a quirky middle manager at an ordinary company is presently courting Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong Shim) to headline, though he’s still unconfirmed, and an offer is now out to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cuddles and fights in Hwarang’s lighthearted second teaser
by | November 29, 2016 | 98 Comments
Every time I see new promo material for KBS’s youth sageuk Hwarang, it switches gears on me—the posters seemed light and fluffy, the first teaser seemed earnest and at least trying to be serious, and the second teaser is totally goofy and slapstick. I wasn’t quite expecting this kind of humor, but at least now... More »

Drama Casting & News
Suzy confirms supernatural romance While You Were Sleeping
by | November 28, 2016 | 415 Comments
It’s official: Suzy (Uncontrollably Fond) has signed on to star opposite Lee Jong-seok (W–Two Worlds) in the new drama While You Were Sleeping, from hit writer Park Hye-ryun of Pinocchio, I Hear Your Voice, and Dream High. The supernatural romance has also found a home at SBS, and PD Oh Choong-hwan of SBS’s medical romance... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2016 Blue Dragon Awards
by | November 25, 2016 | 75 Comments
The 37th Blue Dragon Awards opened with a star-studded red carpet and awarded the biggest films of the past year, which included The Wailing, The Handmaiden, Dongju: The Portrait of Poet, and Train to Busan. The big winner among them was Inside Men, the timely political thriller about uncovering the shady relationship between a chaebol... More »