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 | March 25, 2017 | 190 Comments
How was everyone’s week in dramaland? I fully intended to watch more of the new shows this week, but real life got in the way, darn it all. Tell us how the new dramas stacked up against the rest, and what I should add to my watchlist that can’t be missed! –girlfriday... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Time traveling and chivalrous acts
by | March 20, 2017 | 39 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   A repeat customer Hello Beanies, I totally love this section. This is my second Name That Drama request. Thank you for helping me out with the first one. The drama is a crime/mystery drama. I only... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | March 18, 2017 | 119 Comments
It’s been a sluggish season for me, so now that we’re heading into spring I’m hoping a few of our new and upcoming arrivals will liven up the joint. It’s all about waiting for that one to spark with you, whether it’s because of an actor or a fresh plot or an interesting tone. I... More »


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Name That Drama: Gravesite farting and generous snipers
by | March 13, 2017 | 35 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Goin’ international I requested this a while back, but it seems it was never published. But I really want to know and find this drama. It’s a Chinese drama I watched years ago with a pair... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | March 11, 2017 | 147 Comments
It’s the weekend, which means it’s time to check back in to see what we’re all watching. I’ve been busy catching up on everything, and right now it feels like I’m at the point where I’m finishing a lot of dinners just to clean the plates, which at least brings with it a certain sense... More »


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Name That Drama: Steadily amping up the difficulty level
by | March 6, 2017 | 38 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   This one seems tough to narrow down, what with the rich/poor dynamic It’s an old drama that I saw a snippet of. I believe it’s a story of a poor boy and a rich girl. The... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | March 4, 2017 | 149 Comments
When did it become spring? It feels like I blinked and winter went away, and now some of the shows I’m watching are more than halfway through! It seems like a good time of year to start something new—a new hobby, a new life skill, a new drama? The problem is, how to choose? –girlfriday... More »


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Name That Drama: And tragic stuff happens
by | February 27, 2017 | 58 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Name That Old(?) Movie Hi! I’m a fan of your site. Your drama recaps are absolutely essential for my drama obsession! Anyway, I hope you can help me find this movie. The only clue I have... More »


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Tomorrow With You: Episode 8
by | February 26, 2017 | 182 Comments
Love, love, love. One thing I enjoy most about this show is its use of poignant character moments which make me believe that love is the most complicated and wonderful emotion a human can share with others in this world. Seeing our couple so happy puts a smile on my face, even when So-joon is... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | February 25, 2017 | 139 Comments
I’m ever so slowly emerging out of my drama slump, after feeling sluggish and listless in recent weeks. But I’ve been encouraged by the crop of new shows and have started getting back into the habit of watching shows regularly for enjoyment (for a while, it felt like I was forcing myself to keep up).... More »