Archive for the ‘Meta’ Category

Odds and Ends: Imaginary money
by | June 15, 2014 | 94 Comments
javabeans: These chats are fun, but sometimes I swear I’m at a loss about what new interesting thing to talk about. girlfriday: Yeah we often sit here for long periods of time just making false starts at conversation. It’d be seriously awkward if we weren’t better friends. javabeans: Granted you and I could shoot the... More »

Odds and Ends: Queen of the things
by | June 7, 2014 | 30 Comments
  javabeans: This week, we have to talk about this hilarious trailer that gummimochi sent our way, for Queen of Sword (kal-eh-yuh-wang). girlfriday: It stars Kim Sung-ryung, of Heirs, King’s Wrath, and The Target. javabeans: At first you’re thinking, “This is cool. Is it a video game? An epic animated crossover action film?” girlfriday: I... More »

Odds and Ends: Cooking the book
by | May 31, 2014 | 52 Comments
girlfriday: So, are you all packed to come visit me this weekend? javabeans: I think we both know the answer to that. I’ll start packing after I finish unpacking my bags from the last trip we took. girlfriday: Sometimes I’m amazed you manage to make it anywhere with whole outfits instead of all tops, no... More »

Odds and Ends: Drama panels and KCON 2014
by | May 25, 2014 | 59 Comments
javabeans: I know the event is a few months off, but we (the Dramabeans crew) just booked our flights for KCON this year (August 9-10) so that’s been on our minds this week. girlfriday: Yup, no backing out now. javabeans: I know that KCON likes to do their big tease to the big reveal, but... More »

Odds and Ends: Dramaland drive-by
by | May 17, 2014 | 77 Comments
girlfriday: So, watch anything good lately? I mean, other than the stuff you’re recapping, obviously. javabeans: Well I’m still trying to watch some of everything (glug glug, the sound of me drowning in dramas), which isn’t too hard in the sense that there’s a lot of entertaining stuff right now, but is hard in that... More »

Odds and Ends: Genre mash
by | May 10, 2014 | 61 Comments
javabeans: It’s the weekend again! What’s up? girlfriday: Just the usual, though maybe with more dramas than usual because every drama ever decided to premiere this week. I actually don’t know which ones to keep up with because there’s certainly not enough brainspace for all. javabeans: No kidding. How’s that Surrounded by Witch Leaves and... More »

Odds and Ends: Inheriting the drama gene
by | May 3, 2014 | 146 Comments
javabeans: So my parents are newly Roku’d and Hulu’d, which means they have finally discovered the joys of watching dramas at will, after decades of only watching whatever was on the TV every night (which, in LA, is pretty plentiful as the shows stick to the Korean broadcast schedule for dramas, only about a month... More »

Odds and Ends: Workaholia
by | April 26, 2014 | 45 Comments
javabeans: What a long week. Then again, when your job is to report news and there IS no news (other than the one big thing in the news), the days start feeling really long. Uh, not to make a tragic current event all about me, of course. But the news has been so inundated with... More »

Odds and Ends: Sick days in dramaland
by | April 18, 2014 | 58 Comments
girlfriday: So how was your week? javabeans: Pretty much the same as any other week, except a little more painful since I’m sick. What’s interesting, though, is that dramas don’t quite have the same punch when you’re not feeling well, because then you’re watching it through this haze. Oh, so there’s a fictional serial killer... More »

Giveaway winners: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
by | April 18, 2014 | 31 Comments
Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway for Jenny Han’s YA novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! It was great to see so much interested in the novel about a Korean-American teenager and her romantic foibles, with a cute use of the contract dating trope. We’ve picked winners and sent out emails, so... More »

Book giveaway: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
by | April 15, 2014 | 677 Comments
This is a little out of the ordinary for us here at Dramabeans, but we thought we’d offer it up to you guys anyway: We have three copies to give away of a young adult novel, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, written by Korean-American author (and drama fan) Jenny Han, which features a... More »