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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 »

Beans of Wisdom, ahoy!
by | April 16, 2016 | 40 Comments
It’s time for more comments of the week! It seems you guys are enjoying this feature, and we’re glad about it because your contributions are a big part of what makes this site fun to read. We’ve collected another round of thoughtful, funny, and insightful comments from the past week, aided in part by crazy... More »

Odds and Ends: Assembling the minion army
by | April 15, 2016 | 72 Comments
javabeans: Well, I know what we’re all doing this week. And weekend. girlfriday: And next week… HeadsNo2: And next weekend. javabeans: There are just a lot of sample recaps, okay? You guys sure sent us a lot of minion applications. We’re super grateful and excited to read them! It’s just, if I’d known we’d have... More »

And now, your Beans of Wisdom
by | April 9, 2016 | 48 Comments
We’re back with more Beans of Wisdom! We’re glad that you guys liked the idea to highlight comments made on Dramabeans, and although we didn’t know going into this whether you’d even want to read the feature, or how many comments we’d want to post, we’ve been pleased with the results so far. Sometimes it’s... More »

Beans of Wisdom: Comments of the week
by | April 2, 2016 | 61 Comments
girlfriday: New feature! We’re trying something new, because so often we read great comments on Dramabeans and bemoan the death of the thumbs-up button. But that button broke things, and we still want to give good comments their due. javabeans: Plus, we love that we have a robust commenting community, but that sometimes means a... More »

Be a Dramabeans recap minion: Now taking applications!
by | April 1, 2016 | 145 Comments
It’s time for another round of minion tryouts! We don’t do this often (we first took applications two years ago), but we’re opening up Dramabeans to try out new writers. We love our little family, but now we’re all overworked and we know there are still dramas that are slipping through the cracks, and here’s... More »