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Can You Hear My Boss Protect the New Gisaeng’s Heart: Episode 1
by | August 27, 2011 | 352 Comments
I know it’s four weeks since Can You Hear My Boss Protect the New Gisaeng’s Heart began airing, but better late than never, right? Especially since Dramabeans has been assailed by “Please recap this drama!” pleas from many of you. I’m not at all surprised by the fandom because the first episode is a blast... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Heady with a chance of ho hum [Year In Review, Part 3]
by | December 24, 2010 | 146 Comments
This has been an exceptional year for kdramas. Just ask Kim Gab-soo, if you can catch him in an idle moment, that is. The man appeared in ten dramas this year, a number that is mind-boggling in itself and one which is bound to make Bae Yong-joon’s fans wail. But it isn’t just the sheer... More »


Drama Recaps
Chuno: Episode 14
by | March 29, 2010 | 56 Comments
Hi, I’m thunderbolt and I’m the last of the 2009 year-end reviewers writing a Chuno recap. That means there are five of us recapping what many believe will be crowned Drama of the Year. Some detractors, however, think Chuno is more joke than jewel. Varying opinions aside (and it is not unusual to feel conflicted... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Good, The Bad, The Middling [Year In Review, Part 2]
by | December 28, 2009 | 147 Comments
(I’m very pleased to introduce guest review #2, which comes to you courtesy of thunderbolt. Tune back in tomorrow for more! —javabeans) Have you watched The Good, The Bad, The Weird? If you haven’t and the movie is available for rent in a store near you, pick it up and invite a few friends over.... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
A Grump Reviews 2008 [Year in Review, Part 2]
by | December 29, 2008 | 91 Comments
How should one convey bad news in writing? By creating a buffer first. Avoid traumatizing your audience with the bad news all at once, but instead cushion the blow so that you can maintain goodwill. That textbook approach (business communication, by the way) would be dandy if the crop of 2008 dramas I watched was... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Year in Review, Part 2: Thunderbolt’s hits and misses
by | December 27, 2007 | 56 Comments
[And now, please give your warm welcome to guest blogger Thunderbolt, who shares with us her year-end review! --javabeans] Has this happened to you? You’re reading a book on the bus or train and all of a sudden you burst out laughing. Everyone’s staring but you can’t stop grinning. And all because that line you... More »