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Baby’s first award
by | December 11, 2014 | 272 Comments
girlfriday: Look, we got a shiny trophy! javabeans: Dramabeans was chosen to receive a Dari Award this year, given out by the Korea Creative Content Agency (part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism), for their 10 Year Commemorative Dari Award. We were surprised and super honored to be the recipient, and happy to... More »

Odds and Ends: Giving thanks
by | November 29, 2014 | 93 Comments
javabeans: So everyone here in the States is probably still in a turkey-induced coma from Thanksgiving, which was on Thursday, which is when we honor the spirit of gratitude of our colonial forbears who survived particularly harsh conditions in their first year on the continent by watching football and internet shopping. girlfriday: Yes, some things... More »

Odd and Ends: Occupational hazards
by | November 14, 2014 | 78 Comments
girlfriday: You know, I never thought recapping would be back-breaking work, but as it turns out, it can literally break your back. javabeans: Or in other cases, your hip. Apparently my body decided this week that it was done enabling me to sit for hours on end watching dramas… in that it refused to let... More »

Odds and Ends: The hotness effect
by | November 1, 2014 | 265 Comments
javabeans: Let’s be shallow today, because I want to talk about hot men and I don’t know how to be meaningful about that. girlfriday: Perhaps the meaning isn’t the point! Haven’t you heard that life’s all about the journey? I can’t think of a better reason than that. It’s like they said in Cantabile Tomorrow... More »

Odds and Ends: This video is not available in your region
by | October 11, 2014 | 398 Comments
javabeans: Have you noticed that it seems to be getting strangely more difficult to find subtitled dramas these days? I don’t have any numbers or figures to support this, it’s just a feeling I’m getting from reading comments and hearing about people’s difficulties watching things. girlfriday: Yeah is it an actual problem to find the... More »

Odds and Ends: Awards are great/terrible, we love/hate them
by | October 4, 2014 | 68 Comments
javabeans: Omg why did all the red carpet events come at once? You have a whole, quiet spring and summer and then BAM! Fall happens and suddenly everybody wants prizes. girlfriday: I know, it’s like a fire sale for golden statues or something. I’m convinced we must’ve done something to anger the heavens this week,... More »

CJ Giveaway: Win the DVD for Friend 2
by | September 22, 2014 | 96 Comments
Thanks to everyone who entered in our first CJ giveaway last week for tickets to see Tazza 2! We’ve notified the winners (check your emails), and now we have another giveaway for you. This one is to celebrate the DVD release of the action-noir film Friend 2: The Legacy, which is the sequel to the... More »

Odds and Ends: There’s no accounting for taste
by | September 20, 2014 | 136 Comments
javabeans: Taste sure is a subjective thing, isn’t it? girlfriday: Well that’s a strange (and somewhat obvious) thing to say. Are we playing non sequitur game? Is it my turn? Sometimes I wish rainbows were made of candy. javabeans: That wasn’t the game I was thinking of, but okay. I actually meant that in the... More »

CJ Giveaway: Win tickets to see Tazza 2 in theaters
by | September 19, 2014 | 66 Comments
So, CJ Entertainment contacted us and asked if we wanted things to give away to you guys, and we figured, we like free stuff, you guys like free stuff, what’s not to like? We have a couple CJ giveaways in the pipeline, but we’re kicking things off with movie tickets to Tazza: The Hidden Card... More »

Odds and Ends: Mutually assured destruction
by | September 7, 2014 | 113 Comments
javabeans: Happy Chuseok weekend, everyone! Technically the holiday isn’t until Monday, but I’m pretty sure everybody’s brains turned off on Friday afternoon anyway. Or maybe it was the mass exodus out of Seoul to everyone’s respective hometowns that killed the brainpower. I swear you’d think from the traffic that the world was ending or something.... More »