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 | July 23, 2016 | 187 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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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 9, 2016 | 234 Comments
How was your week in dramas? What floated your boat, or sank your ship? I feel like it’s always feast or famine around here; either I’m scrounging for something to watch and dissatisfied by everything, or drowning in so many dramas it’s a wrench deciding what to prioritize, or set aside for later. I’d like... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 2, 2016 | 173 Comments
How is it that being away at KCON for half a week put so many of us so behind on our drama watching? I’m pretty sure a sane person would just say to watch fewer shows, but like that’s gonna happen around here. Here’s the latest update on what we’ve managed to catch up on... More »


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Spill the Beans: Cool moms and heartfelt letters
by | June 26, 2016 | 51 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   There was no turning back once I hooked my mom on kdramas either. Aigoo. DM shares her story: Ever since I was in middle school, I was a huge manga fan. When... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | June 25, 2016 | 132 Comments
We’ve got several new entries to add to our What We’re Watching list(s), since this week saw the premieres of a few new dramas. And not a moment too soon — we’ve been hearing about them for ages and it was almost starting to feel like they’d never premiere. There are only so many teasers... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Flower birthmarks and green sheets of paper
by | June 20, 2016 | 41 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   It could be anyone Beanies, I need your help. This particular scene has been haunting me for some time now. Can you remember a drama that has a feisty female lead who loves to call her... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | June 18, 2016 | 175 Comments
More drama-watching updates from Team Dramabeans! We’re winding down with a few shows and gearing up for a new batch of dramas to start up soon, and I’m looking forward to a change of pace. No matter how much I love a drama, I’m usually happy when one ends and make way for a new... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | June 11, 2016 | 125 Comments
Time for our weekly check-in. Hope your week was better than mine! This week, my body decided it was done doing what I asked it to do and laid me up in bed, refusing to bend in any of the natural ways that would allow for sitting in a chair, or standing in front of... More »


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Spill the Beans: Confiscated drama-watching devices and frightened parents
by | June 10, 2016 | 26 Comments
Far be it from us to tell you that dramas aren’t important, but stay in school, guys! Do your homework! Once we find the opening to the fourth dimension, y’all will be the first to know, but until then, those flower boys aren’t going to do the studying for you! (Trust us, we’ve tried.) To... 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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