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Beans of Wisdom: Corpse shipping and cameo crossovers
by | January 15, 2017 | 60 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… Our medical beanies discuss the severe scolding scenes in “Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: Episode 17.” Lessa starts in comment #23: In medschool to junior internship, I experienced being scolded in a similar way and then crying like a baby after. As I moved upward towards residency and fellowship, there... More »


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Beans of Wisdom: When your hairstyle is killer…
by | January 8, 2017 | 52 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… Seeitimust sends this greeting to fellow beanies in “Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching” comment #4: While I am happy to wish 2016 a speedy goodbye, I want to thank the good folks at Dreambeans and all the commentors for enriching my drama viewing experience. I may not necessarily agreed... More »


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Celebrate Dramabeans’ 10th anniversary with us!
by | January 2, 2017 | 293 Comments
Happy new year everybody! This year is special for us not only because we get to kick 2016 away (although it was admittedly a pretty solid year for dramas) and welcome in a fresh, unspoiled one, but also because it marks Dramabeans’ tenth anniversary. This site started as a tiny side project in January 2007,... More »


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Beans of Wisdom: Love for all ages
by | January 1, 2017 | 31 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… jessi takes last week’s “Beans of Wisdom: Choose your ending” to heart in comment #15.1: Though it is infinitely more difficult to endure negative comments about a thing you like than positive ones, urging people who don’t agree with you to stop watching/participating in discussion is not in the... More »


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Beans of Wisdom: Choose your ending
by | December 25, 2016 | 31 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… In “2016 Year in Review, Part 3: A drama for every day of the year,” Stardust discusses why we have higher expectations for fantasy dramas. In comment #39, she writes: I want to say I agree that fantasy dramas have a higher set bar for expectations, esp when it... More »


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Beans of Wisdom: When dramas reflect life
by | December 17, 2016 | 94 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… Callie concludes at the end of a sandwich thread in comment #3.4.4.1 of “Desperation among the stranded in Missing 9”: The subway jokes have outnumbered the actual subway PPL. We have become a parody of ourselves 0_0  ... More »


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Beans of Wisdom: Sad pearls and charming tricksters
by | December 11, 2016 | 96 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… yoadrian writes in “The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 1” comment #2.1.1 When the Mom said she had to wear a scarf on the way to the hospital…cry. When the aunt threw a rice bowl at her..ugly cry When the wicked aunt’s family didn’t even give her the umbrella…ugly cry... More »


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Beans of wisdom: Travel plans and sad trucks
by | December 4, 2016 | 58 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… Denali observes in “Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching” comment #34: In the meantime, The man living in our house has got to be the least eco-friendly k-drama ever, what with all these drives back and forth to and fro Seoul just for meaningless chats? C’me on, haven’t you ever... More »


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Beans of Wisdom: Now with more fishy titles
by | November 27, 2016 | 44 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… elvira asks in comment #31 of “Love in the time of immortality in the Goblin”: Okay, the official English title officially confuses me; he’s a god now? *thinking of converting now that Gong Yoo is the god.  ... More »


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Beans of Wisdom: Korean lessons and superstitious doctors
by | November 20, 2016 | 66 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom…   In comment #2 of “Winning is the only name of the game in MBC’s Night Light,” Lord Cobol writes a correction: Technically you should say “loading a revolver”, not “pistol”. “Pistol” usually means a semi-auto, with a spring-fed magazine, so even if you only load one bullet, that’s... More »