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 | September 23, 2016 | 251 Comments
Hello party people, it’s time for another team check-in! This week, new dramas rolled in, which I was eager to check out, while older dramas stepped it up and got more interesting, so overall I was left with a pretty happy feeling in my little corner of dramaland. Of course, some shows gave higher highs... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 17, 2016 | 276 Comments
Happy weekend! Team Dramabeans here, checking in with our updates on the good, the bad, and the WTF of this past week. Does anyone else need a hug or a stiff drink to wash it down? Maybe the Chuseok holiday meant time away from dramas for some of you, or maybe you just watched more... More »


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Name That Drama: Stolen keycards and professional eating
by | September 16, 2016 | 56 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Wait, you can make a career out of eating? Sign me up! Okay, just want to check if this sounds at all familiar… there is a girl who loves eating. She then makes a career our... More »


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Spill the Beans: Sisterly bonding and bizarre fanfiction
by | September 15, 2016 | 48 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   Kdramas know how to bring people together. Buddy shares her story: I was a kdrama fan ever since I was in high school, and I never thought that kdramas can bring people... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 11, 2016 | 341 Comments
How did everyone’s dramas stack up this week? Any big duds to avoid, or hidden gems you’ve unearthed on dusty old hard drives that you care to share? The constant turnover in dramaland is so relentless that I can’t remember the last time I went back and watched something old, but I’m about to have... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 3, 2016 | 312 Comments
Team Dramabeans, reporting for check-in! We’ve cleared a few shows from the slate and welcomed new ones (with several more on the horizon), so it feels like we’re starting a new season, which feels appropriate to the back-to-school season we’re in now (at least here in the States). Are you ready to jump on the... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | August 27, 2016 | 175 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 »


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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 »


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Name That Drama: Hungry ghosts and a lack of safety equipment
by | August 15, 2016 | 57 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 »


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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 »