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Dramabeans panels on romance, dramaland at KCON NY and KCON LA 2016
by | June 13, 2016 | 29 Comments
Summer’s almost here, and for those of us who measure our time in dramaland-related events, that means it’s almost time for KCON 2016. We’re always honored and happy to be invited there, and this year we’ll be attending the conventions in both New York (Jersey) and Los Angeles, so we hope we’ll get to see... More »

Beans of Wisdom: Make dramas, not war
by | June 11, 2016 | 50 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… In “The teacher has a crush on SBS’s Doctors,” comment #8, JesO guessed what Kim Rae-won’s character has been doing for the past 10 years: Sadly, he probably was pinning date-less for 10 years; after all, this is dramaland where it’s perfectly normal not to have your first kiss... More »

Beans of Wisdom from under the sea
by | June 4, 2016 | 73 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… It may just be a preference thing, but I’d rather not have more tragic Little Mermaids in dramaland. So in comment #1 of “Jeon Ji-hyun, Lee Min-ho team up in new SBS drama Legend of the Blue Sea,” I hoped for a fresh twist to the story: Nooooooooooooooooooo. Not... More »

Beans of Wisdom: Blessings and curses
by | May 28, 2016 | 69 Comments
[You may recognize mary’s name around these parts, since she’s been a longtime reader, commenter, and Song Jae-rim’s most prominent ambassador of appreciation — and also frequent wise bean contributor. So we’re happy to bring her onboard the Dramabeans team, where she’ll be doing a lot of her magic behind the scenes, though you’ll see... More »

Beans of Wisdom of the week
by | May 21, 2016 | 26 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… Lee Jun-ki’s mask and accompanying hairstyle in “Black-and-white couple for fantasy-romance Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” drew some hilarious responses, like Sol’s in comment #10: The Pirate of Goryeo YY replied: The Cyclops of Goryeo And Cherkell contributed: Phantom of the Goryeo Okay, stop right there. I’d watch the stuffing out... More »

Beans of Wisdom: The Beanception
by | May 14, 2016 | 26 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… It all started with last week’s Wise Beans, when OmegaWau asked in comment #1: What are we really doing when we are commenting on a post about comments? requiemfortimewellwasted replied: what am I really doing when I am commenting on a comment on commenting on a post about comments??... More »

This week in Beans of Wisdom
by | May 7, 2016 | 73 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… We start with an exchange from last week’s Wise Beans, in which browngoldeyes shared in comment #15: Re: the unrealistic expectations… As a single girl surrounded by happy, coupled off friends, I’ve often felt some sort of way after watching a really, really happy K-drama. Often, it’s led to... More »

Beans of Wisdom soup
by | April 30, 2016 | 63 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… where do we even begin? It all started in “Kim So-hyun headlines tvN’s Bring It On, Ghost,” a casting that had girlfriday particularly excited (“YESSSSSSSS. I’m doing an embarrassing happy dance right now”). A whole seven minutes later, javabeans had to burst that bubble with “Taecyeon in talks to... More »

Status update: Minion applications in process
by | April 25, 2016 | 21 Comments
Just a quick update on the status of recapper minion applications: We’re slowly but surely working our way through the pile of samples, and will be starting some prospective minions on recaps shortly. However, if we have not contacted you yet, DO NOT freak out or assume you’ve been rejected! We still have a Maybe... More »

Beans of Wisdom, with a side of carbs
by | April 23, 2016 | 35 Comments
The Beans of Wisdom are awfully starchy this week, but only in the best way—the drama news has been carb-loaded, and it’s only fitting that the comments follow suit. Of course, there are a good mix of other comments too, but why describe when you can read? Without further ado… “EXO’s Suho stars in fantasy... More »