Korean Drama Reactions & Reviews

Basically, here you'll find drama reviews that don't follow the episode-by-episode recap format. That includes series reviews, summaries, year-end reviews, polls, and editors' picks featuring the best and the worst dramas of the year.

Also: Name That Drama (identify dramas by the bits and pieces that readers remember), Kolorful Palette (drawings based on drama scenes by the talented Fanderay), and If You Like (recommendations based on drama genres or tropes).
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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | August 27, 2016 | 159 Comments
New shows! I love it when a brand new crop of shows changes the way your week goes, because all of a sudden your Mondays could seem a little brighter, simply because of a cheeky crown prince and his crossdressing eunuch. I enjoy discovering a new show so much that I’m almost never sad about... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | August 20, 2016 | 294 Comments
Another week, another Team Dramabeans check-in! I’m feeling the lull now that this crop of shows has started to wind down, and even shows I’d enjoyed thoroughly are staring to lose their luster. Or maybe it’s just that I’m sick of being stuck in bed with nothing to do other than watch dramas. That probably... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Hungry ghosts and a lack of safety equipment
by | August 15, 2016 | 56 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   I feel like I should know this one… Please help me figure out what drama/movie this is. I’ve been looking for days… I saw it here a few years ago, but all I remember is a... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Sunken ships and addicted spouses
by | August 14, 2016 | 25 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   We ♥ you too, Shenaz: Hello Dramabeans, After going through so many, many recaps and posts, I’m reminded of myself a year ago. My sister was watching School 2013 and I just... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | August 13, 2016 | 228 Comments
Hey, what’s everybody watching? Hope the Olympics pre-emptions haven’t put a damper on anyone’s drama-watching this past week. Time off from crack shows can be hazardous to your health, but I’m sure you used your time wisely and caught up on your backlog of episodes, or even started new shows. Or, I guess you could’ve... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | August 6, 2016 | 145 Comments
KCON LA came and went this past week (thanks to everyone who came out to hear our panels and play games with us!), so of course we all got behind on our drama-watching as a result. I never like to let myself get more than two weeks behind on a show, because for some reason... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Hostages and guys in military uniforms
by | July 31, 2016 | 55 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   May or may not be a difficult one I remember reading a post for it on Dramabeans and being slightly interested by it. For the past few days, I’ve been driving myself crazy trying to find... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 30, 2016 | 216 Comments
And the dramas just keep rolling on. These days I’m finding that there’s an unusually high number of watchable dramas that pile high on my plate—not that all are superlative shows, but there are quite a number of easy and entertaining dramas I want to watch, not ones I feel I ought to follow out... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 23, 2016 | 190 Comments
Hey everyone, tell us how your week in drama-watching has gone! It’s been a hectic week here at Dramabeans Central, what with shows ending, new ones premiering, and javabeans laid up post-surgery (though naturally, she insisted it was an opportunity to watch more dramas and had me update her drama queue daily). My list this... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 16, 2016 | 154 Comments
Shows, shows, we’re drowning in shows! Does anyone else feel like they’re glug-glug-glugging their way through the current drama offerings? I almost miss the days when everything was disappointing and I had more reasons to get out of the house, see sunshine, smell the roses and such. But who’d trade good dramas for sunshine? I’d... More »




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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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