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Beans of Wisdom: I’m sorry, I love you (drama!)
by | July 16, 2016 | 107 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… Peppa writes a worrisome scenario in comment #5 of “Shin Sung-rok cast as Kim Haneul’s husband in On the Way to the Airport”: Shin Sung rok to passengers: “Good day passengers! This is your pilot SSR. Today , our destination is death. Please fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the... More »

Beans of Wisdom: This post not sponsored by Subway
by | July 9, 2016 | 85 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… In “Fangirl meets her comic book hero in W–Two Worlds,” Itenoria started a discussion loop in comment #2: And that is why I love the amazingness that is stories. Right now we have a drama based on a person having to save the character her father created from her... More »

Beans of Wisdom: Puppies and secret doors
by | July 2, 2016 | 61 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… dangerousgoods noticed something familiar about the new trailer in “Comic book hero comes to life in W–Two Worlds,” comment #9: Absolutely loving the unintentional homage to A-ha’s Take On Me music video. I wonder if these lovers will also be chased down due to their barrier breaking romance?... More »

Odds and Ends: Meat in the city
by | July 1, 2016 | 49 Comments
HeadsNo2: So, KCON. That was a thing we went to. javabeans: It happened. It’ll happen again. gummimochi: And next time, we won’t stay at the skeevy apartment. HeadsNo2: You know how Airbnb says “Don’t go there, live there?” Well, we lived there. We definitely got a taste of what living in Newark was like. gummimochi:... More »

Beans of Wisdom: VVar of the VVigs
by | June 25, 2016 | 50 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… franbergh has a question about chaebol population distribution in comment #8 of “News bites: June 18, 2016”: i’m seriously begin to wonder.. is there a lot, like a very lots of single ‘chaebol’ in south korea? maybe i’ll try to go there and find one. what i learn from... More »

Beans of Wisdom with a side of cuddles
by | June 18, 2016 | 25 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… In “Jackpot: Episode 23,” In-jwa isn’t even dead yet but MagMag is already anticipating his resurrection in comment #3: One episode’s time is enough for Injwa to find his own doppleganger, swap himself out of prison and gather up another army for rebellion. Haven’t they learn anything? May be... More »

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 »