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Dramabeans Giveaway: Tell us your drama addiction stories!
by | June 24, 2010 | 454 Comments
It’s been a while, but it’s time for another Dramabeans giveaway. Up for grabs this time: the limited edition You’re Beautiful director’s cut DVD box set! Yup, it’s the very same DVD set that was announced previously, and comes with an A.N.JELL poster. (Note: the DVDs are Region 3.) To enter: Tell us what you’ve... More »
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Welcome, Dramabeans editor Girlfriday
by | June 23, 2010 | 165 Comments
I’m sure you’ve noticed girlfriday‘s presence on this blog, what with her witty recaps and zippy commentary. I know you can’t see her stylin’ fashion sense, but trust me, she’s got that too. I decided it was about time I exploited her talents offered her an expanded role in the site; from henceforth, she’ll be... More »
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Regarding guest blogging
by | January 25, 2010 | 63 Comments
You’ve probably noticed that there have been a number of guest posts cropping up, from the year-end review series to the recaps of dramas like City Hall, IRIS, and Smile. The latest to join me is waterleaf, who wrote the post below and has graciously volunteered to keep writing from time to time. I’ve been... More »
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Intro to Dramabeans’ six-part year-end review
by | December 28, 2009 | 16 Comments
It’s that time of year again! Time for the year-end extravaganza summing up the highlights and lowlights in the world of Korean dramas over the past twelve months. In previous years, I’ve asked guest bloggers to help me wrap up the year, and they’ve come through beautifully. This time we’ve got a particularly robust lineup... More »


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Notice: Server moving this weekend
by | December 12, 2009 | 10 Comments
  Just a notice: Will be doing some server moving and work on the back end of things this weekend, so commenting may be disabled for a short while and you may experience a little downtime. You may not notice much of a change (or so I hope), but this is just a heads-up. Thanks... More »


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Drama theme-song ringtones
by | November 22, 2009 | 161 Comments
Somehow the mention of ringtones came up on the last Open Thread, and I posted some ringtones that I’d made of You’re Beautiful OST songs. I got some requests, so I thought I’d put more up in a separate post, in case anyone else was interested. (These are short mp3 clips that you can download... More »


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Help out Boys Over Flowers on Netflix
by | November 5, 2009 | 76 Comments
I received an email from someone at YA Entertainment, which, as you may know, is the company that licenses Korean dramas for sale with English subtitles. I’m passing it along for all of you with accounts at Netflix to help get more Korean dramas available at the online rental service: Hi, I need your help.... More »


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Drama recap status update
by | October 12, 2009 | 56 Comments
I’ve been reading a lot of comments wondering about recaps lately, so I thought I’d put up a post to let you know where things stand. You’re Beautiful: Ongoing. Smile: I hope to keep this going. If things get very busy, I may not be able to keep up in a timely manner, but I... More »
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Ask javabeans…
by | June 23, 2009 | 176 Comments
Um. So I’ve been really bad with emails lately, folks. Well, I’m always prone to being bad with emails, but lately stuff is taking over my offline life and I’ve been really awful, and my inbox is overflowing, and I feel stressed out about that and guilty, but most emails ask for stuff and responding... More »


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Question: To post or not to post
by | March 7, 2009 | 76 Comments
With the recent death of actress Jang Ja-yeon, we can expect to see a flood of paparazzi photos of celebrities paying their respects to the deceased. Every time a celebrity suicide occurs, I feel conflicted about (1) the press’s intrusion and the media spectacle this inevitably presents, and (2) posting about it. I’m betting it’ll... More »


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Congratulations, parody contest winners!
by | February 23, 2009 | 99 Comments
Thanks to everyone who entered the Boys Before Flowers parody contest! We had a bunch of fantastic entries. It was super difficult deciding who won, but Sevenses, saharial, and I have reached a consensus: We have selected one First Prize (owner of a brand-new OST and drama poster), one Second Prize (winner of the OST),... More »