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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Catching the Lee Min-ho virus and learning to heal
by | January 15, 2017 | 18 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   K-drama gifts are my favorite—one time my friend gave me M&M’s printed with Taecyeon and Kim Jae-wook’s faces (from Who Are You). But Cozybooks sounds like she has the best friends and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 9-15, 2016
by | January 15, 2017 | 74 Comments
We’re in the last lull before the next cycle of dramas starts, and all the awards ceremony pre-emptions created some interesting ratings results as two of the Wednesday-Thursday shows finished their runs by airing their final episodes on Wednesday. That left a dearth of things to watch on Thursday, so most seemed to flock to... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Fluffy puppies and extreme makjang
by | January 9, 2017 | 27 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   The “or something” is the most important part Well, there was this drama I watched, it’s about a family or something, and the drama is full of innuendos. I remember a scene where the boy from... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 2-8, 2016
by | January 8, 2017 | 117 Comments
There’s no end to how high Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim can go, it seems, with the show reaching an all-time series high of 25.1% this week. Despite the stiff competition, Hwarang carved out a solid 8.0% for itself, and continues to do fairly well week to week. Poor Night Light still remains in last place... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Irreplaceable family memories and cultural exchanges
by | January 3, 2017 | 19 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   Dramas: Bringing Families Together! leleyleley shares her story: Hi Dramabeans, I’ve been an avid Korean drama fan since Boys Over Flowers aired in my country. Since then, I’ve been downloading dramas religiously,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2016
by | January 1, 2017 | 65 Comments
There were pre-emptions all over the place this week with all the awards ceremonies going on, which means the episode counts are going to be alll over the place starting next week. The only show to get pre-empted at the beginning of the week was megahit Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, which aired its one episode... More »


Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 9
by | December 30, 2016 | 381 Comments
Our goblin gets a much-needed wakeup call when his lack of honesty nets results he clearly wasn’t ready for, and though he still might not understand the why of it enough to change how he shares his information, it’s forward movement nonetheless. And while Goblin loves to wallow, we at least get from one side... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Scary fox faces and robotic housekeepers
by | December 26, 2016 | 47 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   This one’s not an uncommon ending, that’s for sure It’s driving me insane… I don’t think it was a drama I particularly liked or want to watch again, but it annoys me that I can’t remember... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Dec. 19-25, 2016
by | December 25, 2016 | 125 Comments
KBS’s new sageuk Hwarang premiered in the slot left behind by The Man Living in Our House, and is already doing much better than its predecessor at 7.2%. It’s by no means a runaway hit, but being second to juggernaut Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim is no small feat, especially for a show we were all... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 4: Embracing the modern age
by | December 19, 2016 | 99 Comments
It’s funny how December has now become synonymous with our Year-End Extravaganza, and has all but replaced Christmas in my list of inescapable winter events for a good five years now. It’s made me appreciate the seasons more, since spring is the time to slack off, seeing as how all that hard work is now... More »